In fullness ~
Throughout nature, we find a cavalcade of energetic counterparts: Light/Dark, Male/Female, Increase/Decrease, etc., and the moon takes her place in the balance as the counterpart to the sun.
The sun is symbolic of the fraternal (male, yang) aspect of guidance; and so logically the moon stoically stands as the maternal (female or yin) influence.
The moon is considered a luminary, but she produces no light of her own accord. She is reliant upon the sun's light to reflect (mirror) her image to our earthly eyes.
This method of projecting light makes the moon a symbol of subtlety. Clarity, reflection, and indirect deduction are gained by passive means. Where the sun will boldly bear down its blaze upon a given philosophical subject - the moon softly enfolds our attention - illumining our psyche in a gossamer glow that is more open to esoteric impressions.
The phases of the moon symbolize immortality and eternity, enlightenment or the dark side of Nature herself. It might reflect inner knowledge, or the phases of man's condition on earth since it controls the tides, the rains, the waters, and the seasons.
It is the middle ground between the light of the sun and the darkness of night, and thus often represents the realm between the conscious and the unconscious.
In astrology, the moon is a symbol of the soul, and in the horoscope, it determines the subject's capacity for reflection and adaptation. It also provides an analogy for the stages of human development: the new moon is infancy, the crescent is youth and adolescence, the full moon is maturity and pregnancy, and the waning moon represents the decline of life, sleep.
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Mister Finch (Textile Artist)
To Native Americans, the butterfly is a symbol of change, joy, and colour. The butterfly was considered a miracle of transformation and resurrection. In the Old World, the soul.
We can all relate the butterfly's stages of life to our own life-phases...growing pains, times of ravenous hunger, times of vulnerability, moments of miraculous expansion.
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Love and light,