Over time, the moon has been viewed differently in cultures all over the globe.
It is primarily seen as the heavenly body that balances the sun, and a representation of feminine energy.However, in African, Japanese, and Oceanic cultures, the moon is perceived to be even stronger than the sun. The moon was also venerated in ancient cultures. Diana, the Roman hunter goddess associated with the moon represented feminine power and independence. In Christianity, Virgin Mary is sometimes equated with the new moon in that both are symbolic of purity, peace, illumination, and overall perfection.View Details
The moon has also been associated with magic and mysticism since the very beginning of time.
Greek goddess Hecate, in charge of magic spells, turns into the Moon Goddess, when all of her lunar connections are combined.
In fact, we witness the power of the moon in her influence on the tides and in the changes that can occur in the human body in sync with the lunar phases.
Magicians will often time their rituals to correspond with particular phases of the moon because of their intrinsic belief in and recognition of the moon’s transformative powers.
In its entirety, the moon is symbolic of all that is feminine, and related to water - change, fluidity, intuition and reflection.
Moreover, research has indicated that moonlight has its own and unique benefits. The traditional practice of ‘Moonbathing’, which is the term used for someone basking in the light of the moon, can trigger a release of melatonin, which helps to relax the mind and promotes better sleep. Moonbathing can affect positive changes. For one, moonlight is soothing for the eyes. Being under the moonlight can also lower blood pressure, and stress levels not to mention that the moon is supposed to regulate the menstrual cycle in women, increasing fertility. It also helps in balancing the circadian rhythm reminding us that it is now time to go to sleep.
If you believe in astrology, you might like to meditate when the Full Moon is in Taurus. This position of the moon awakens the healing powers deep within your mind bringing light into your soul. The results can be beneficial in that you can calm your mind, find your higher self or be one with the vibrations of the universe.
Alternately, you can choose to sleep under the soothing light of the Mindful Moon Lamp.
It can create a magical spell and flood your room in calming hues. It replicates the light of the moon to radiate lunar energy that helps the mind regain focus and concentration. It has a levitating moon feature positioned above a modern wooden base with hidden built-in magnets that keep the moon lamp magically suspended in the air, so its calming rays reach every corner of your room, reducing your anxiety, helping you sleep happier, leading to an overall increase in your productivity.
Embrace the innate goodness of the moon.