Moon Goddess Signs

I thought it would be helpful to compile a list of Moon signs as they relate to Goddess astrology. This is a new aspect of astyrology and there is bound to be some dofferences of opinion on which goddesses are appropriate to which moon signs among astrologers – but a bit of healthy discussion is a good thing.
The moon moves very quickly through all 12 signs in a month, so you need to get a free birth chart to ascertain the sign your moon was in on your day of birth. If you have your birth time, all the better – the moon can change signs over the course of a day so it may make all the differenece if you were born at 6am or 6pm.
Or you can just read down the list and guess which one is most like you! Your Moon sign Goddess is a powerful archetype in your life, so be honest and choosely wisely.

Aries: The Moon in this sign corresponds to the Goddess Diana. Yes, she is already the Goddess of the Moon in mythology, but she is a very Arian goddess, strong, competitive and athletic. She is the Goddess of Hunting, and if anyone doubts her warlike tendencies, remember the tale of Acteon, who spied on her bathing naked. Angry Diana transformed him into a stag and set his own dogs on him. Not a girl to cross. Diana is the Roman version of Artemis.

Taurus: Venus, the ruler of Taurus, is the true Goddess of the Moon in Taurus. Venus loves pleasure, luxury and comfort, all Taurean attributes. But if you feel no affinity with Venus as your Goddess, you may be one of the growing number of Moon Taureans who feel a stronger association with White Buffalo Calf Woman. This Native American Goddess embodies the spirituality of the Tauren love of the land, and the deep desire to cherish all nature.

Gemini: Of spoken of as two sided, Gemini represents the duality of everything, the dark and the light. The Goddess of the Moon in Gemini is Persephone, who spends six months in the Underworld with her husband Pluto, and six months on earth with her mother Demeter. Thius she sees both sides of existence, this life and the next and walks with a foot in both worlds. Persephone can help you integrate all the sides of your personality.

Cancer: While Diana and Artemis are often designated Moon Goddesses, the true Goddess of the Moon is Selene, known as Luna in Roman mythology. The sign of Cancer is ruled by the Moon, therefore its Goddess is the one most associated with Moon worship. Moon Cancerians need to understand the phases of the moon, the power of the full moon and what it does in different signs, and the meaning of eclipses in their lives, to make the most of moon power.

Leo: For the King of signs, only the Queen of Heaven will do – Juno, also known as Hera, the most powerful Goddess in the panteon. Proud and regal, Juno is the Goddess of marriage, and the custom of marrying in her own month – June – goes back for millenia.

Virgo: Two goddesses vie for the moon sign of Virgo. Demeter and Vesta. Vesta seems the most likely choice, since she was the Roman Goddess of the Hearth and worshiped by the Vestal Virgins. However little is known of her, and she already has an asteroid named after her. Demeter is more in tune with Virgo, being the Goddess of the Seasons and of the cycle of sewing and harvesting. Demeter suffers when her child Persephone is in the Underworld, bringing winter and privation. In Virgo, all is well when health and happiness are optimum, but stress quickly leads to poor health and lack of vitality. With Demeter, you need to stay in tune with the seasons, and know that spring always comes around again.

Libra: While Venus is the `official’ ruler of Libra, there seems little doubt that when the Moon is in Libra, she take the form of Themis, the Goddess of Law and Justice (known as Maat in Egytian mythology). Themis is the representation of all that is best in Libra, the fairness, the diplomacy, the carefully balanced scales. She is now most often seen as the blindfolded essence of law, holding the scales outside the courts.

Scorpio: From Greek and Roman mythology, Pluto and Hades continue to rule over Scorpio. It is in Egyptian mythology that we find a Goddess complex enough to sum up this mysterious sign. Isis is the Goddess of power, sex and death – themes inextricably woven through the Scorpio fabric. Isis has the power of regeneration, she searched the hole earth for the pieces of her husband Osiris after Set chopped him up, and recovered enough to bring him back to life for one night. Only a Scorpio could muster such single minded determination.

Sagittarius: Atalanta embodies the true spirit of the Moon in Sagittarius. Raised in the woods, a free spirit, she would only marry someone who was faster in a foot race. What a girl. In the end, she had to let the suitor she fancied win. She sailed with the Argonauts, and got herself into plenty of scrapes. Never thought ahead for a moment.

Capricorn: Hecate is the Goddess most in tune with Capricorn. Those influenced by this sign have the strange ability to get younger as they get older, being born with a kind of nuts and bolts wisdom that gets them through the ambitions of early life before gaining the enviable kind of wisdom that many miss in later life. With the Moon in Capricorn and Hecate as your Goddess you will fiind the crone years even more fulfillinmg than any other time of your life.

Aquarius: In no other sign of the zodiac is the intellect more highly prized. So while there are other candidates for the role of Goddess in this sign, Athene is the one that most represents the Aquarian ideal of a united humanity. When your moon is in Aquarius and Athene is your Goddess, you will find unique and innovative ways to bring people together and make the world a better place.

Pisces: Many Pisceans – and those with the Moon in Pisces – feel strangely drawn to the orient. Therefore it’s not surprising that the Goddess Mazu, who embodies all that is Piscean, is the Chinese Goddess of the Sea. She was Lin-Mo, a spiritually enlightened young woman who studied Buddhism and watched over those at sea. At a young age, she reached true enlightenment and ascended into Heaven to become a Goddess. Her great compassion and spiritualism make her the natural embodiment of the Moon in Pisces.

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~ by Heather Blakey on April 22, 2007.

7 Responses to “Moon Goddess Signs”

  1. Wowwwwwwww… Moon in Gemini, that is me 100%. Sun. Moon and Venus are all Gemini-Cancer Cusps, with Mercury in Cancer. Wirg Syn and Moon, as well as the traditional Ascendant being a Pisces-Aries Cusp. I tell people that is why I am built in the Image of the Earth Mother, to make room for all my personalities!!! LOL

    GwenGuin

  2. This is fascinating, Gail…thank you so much for posting it, it’s a new world for me.

  3. That line up tells me you are a super-caring person as well, Qwen – all of you!

  4. Hi Gail,
    Well Darling I am a Libra but at times wish I was not….Love Lois (Muse of the Sea) 23/4/07

  5. I am a Pisces and now I know why I am so drawn to the Orient. Also I have just discovered the name of the goddess of whom I took several photos while we were away last month!
    this is turning out to be a fascinating place to visit – thanks so much for setting it up

  6. I love the serendipity of astrology – sometimes I wonder if it I should share something because it sounds so unbelieveable, but then, once again, astrology proves that it simply works.

  7. cool site thanks
    http://www.hrtsafire.com

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