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What is the meaning of the symbol moon and stars?

We know that the moon can represent the emotions and the feminine side of things, and the sun with its more masculine symbolism can represent work and a sense of satisfaction which comes from work. Any insights beyond that?

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As a Christian I see God's meaning and beauty in many things. For me the Sun is linked to the glory of God and also represents the greater light or God. The Moon is the lesser light reflecting the light and glory of the Sun. The moon shows light in the darkness which represents Jesus. The Stars represents the Holy Spirit which is omnipresent... so for me these symbols are spiritual signs of Gods constant love and assurance for me.

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To find of the meaning of the symbol moon and the stars you'd have to look to ancient civilizations. The rulers or shamans would look to the moon for when to plant, when to sow and other festivals because until written language this was their only way to do things by the repetition of the moon each month. The stars were used for navigation. So to say the least they would both represent direction or courses/events/plans to follow. And it could just be that the first person to make the symbol of out metal just like the symbolizing of something magical, bigger than the person and the beauty of the two most prominent things in the night sky.

 My two cents Vanessa

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Stars can mean a number of things, depending on the religious culture that adopts it. For instance, the 6-pointed star of David is a actually a numerical talisman for protection, but now stand as a Jewish symbol as well as a symbol of protection. The 8 pointed star is one of my favorites that has come down from Medieval magic combined with Christianity.. In Tarot cards the 8-pointed Star Symbol appears with a goddess with one foot on the ground and one in a stream, and means hope. The meaning has passed down through Christo-pagan religions from the Moravians to the Pennsylvania Dutch as well as the surrounding Native Americans they managed to convert to Christianity as the "The Morning Star" or the Star of Hope. It means that no destruction is ever final. 

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The Bible tells us why God created the moon and stars. Below are several reasons, with verses to explain. They are lights for us; they declare the glory of God and show his might: 
Psa 136:8  The sun to rule by day: for his mercy [endureth] for ever:
Psa 136:9  The moon and stars to rule by night: for his mercy [endureth] for ever.
Psa 19:1    The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handiwork. They are evidence of God himself:
Rom 1:20  For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, [even] his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: God goes on to command us neither to worship nor serve them (Put our trust in them)
Deu 4:19   And when thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, [even] all the host of heaven, should not be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. 

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Hope this helps!
Esther Lee
Jewelry Designer

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The sun and moon represent the ego and the id and Father and Mother. The sun is who we are when we are at home with ourselves.
Zoe
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