Sunlight, Moonlight, starlight, candle light, reflection, radiance, glow, glimmer, glimpse.
I am writing this on the Full Moon with last night’s image in my mind’s eye of moonlight bathing the river and the intense white disc visiting each window, all night long. Right beside the Moon was Jupiter also at its brightest, both directly reflecting the Sun. We live between sources of light and their reflections; we ourselves are sources of light, reflecting to each other who we are. We shine and we mirror each other’s glow. The Sun is a star. In our shining, we are stars, suns. In our mirroring we are moons and planets, revolving around each other, responding, answering, accommodating, facilitating.
At this time of year the Sun is in Aries, fiery and bold, thrusting, asserting itself into Spring, leaping forward out of a long hibernation. The Moon, opposite the Sun when it is full, is in Libra, an air sign carrying symbolism of balance, harmony, relationship and beauty. Fire needs air to burn. The Moon as reflection balances the fierce daylight with soft beauty. The Moon creates relationship. We are both. We assert our identities, claim our prowess, accomplish with our work, express ourselves with our clothing, our voices, our creations. And we are touched, altered, influenced by others, feeling kinship or alienation, finding and providing understanding to each other, joining together or opposing, challenging, obstructing.
Balance is not static. To shine more and reflect better are always in flux. We come to Earth to do both—to express our soul’s essence and purpose, to sing our song, to bloom in our own unique way, and to love, to appreciate, to bond, to collaborate. From our geocentric perspective, the Sun and the Moon are the same size. They are positioned perfectly with the tiny Moon close to us and the enormous Sun far enough away that they appear the same. We need both equally. As above, so below.