Size: 334 000 times the mass of the Earth
Distance from Earth: 384’000km
Daily motion: an average of 12 degrees
It takes the Moon 28 days to complete its cycle, and it spend approximately 2 1/2 days in each of the twelve signs of the Zodiac. In astrology, as viewed from the Earth, neither the Sun nor the Moon retrogrades.
Unlike the Sun, the Moon shines at night, and is therefore associated with dreams and the unconscious. The Moon rules our celestial body of moods and emotions, and helps us define and express the more unconscious side of our personality. It can in many ways explains why you do what you do. The Moon further represents fertility, femininity, imagination and memory (or lack of these qualities, depending on the aspects she receives), subjectivity, nostalgia and the past, as well as lesser qualities such as laziness, nonchalance and whims. The Moon has an effect on our sense of rhythm and time and influences our adaptability to change.
The Moon is connected to the tarot card II The High Priestess
While the Wiccan/Pagan Sabbats are connected to the sun and the turning of the wheel of the year, the Esbats are connected to the moon cycles. There are twelve Esbats through the year, and each are connected to a Full Moon.
Wolf Moon – January
Snow Moon – February
Windy Moon – March
Pink Moon – April
Flower Moon – May
Strawberry or Honey Moon – June
Buck Moon – July
Corn Moon – August
Harvest Moon – September
Blood Moon – October
Beaver Moon – November
Cold Moon – December