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  • Valentina Solci

Moon & Sea

The Mermaid Series: Magical dips

Hey everyone,

I wanted to share with you all some insightful information regarding symbolism behind the moon and ocean. As a cancer, my rising sign is ruled by the moon and belongs to the water sign category (alongside pisces and scorpio). Disclaimer: I am not a professional in astrology; I simply enjoy reading my horoscope from time-to-time for leisure. With that being said, the following are short descriptions regarding the moon, water, and ocean:

  • Moon: Orbiting the earth at a mean distance of 238,857 miles (384,393 km), the moon is earth's natural satellite (Dictionary) and is the closest celestial body to earth (Sun Signs). The moon experiences 8 major phases every 29.6 days. According to Science Focus, the moon is tidally locked to earth because "it rotates in exactly the same time as it takes to orbit the earth". According to astrological tradition, the moon is the ruler of emotions, dreams, intuition, and the subconscious. Many associate this planetary body with a feminine energy and motherly instinct (12andus). Among other symbolizations developed over the course of humanity, the moon still remains to be a mystical body and source of inspiration.

  • Water: One of the basic elements, water is "considered the element of the unconscious and is associated with intuition and emotion" (Ancient Symbols). There are numerous representations of water, however, universally it represents purification, renewal, fertility, life, motion, and transformation. On a physical level, water is essential to everything we do and must be preserved as such.

  • Ocean: This big body of water surrounds us and is essential for earth's survival. According to Reference, the ocean's salt represents stability while the ocean, as a whole, symbolizes mystery, life strength, hope, truth, and tranquility. To some in psychology, the ocean represents the mother, and many view it is the origin of all life (Reference).

Both the moon and sun hold a gravitational influence over the ocean's tides. The moon's influence, however, is twice as strong as that of the sun due to its close proximity to the earth (Time and Date). Read the following from the NOAA to learn more about the tides. As you can see from the above information, the moon and ocean are symbolically linked in that they are mysterious, feminine bodies representing emotions, feelings, and intuition.

Love always and forever,

Mermaid Vale

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