Mother’s Day is an international holiday that holds special meaning for millions of people around the globe. People honour and appreciate mothers and motherhood on this special occasion, including all they sacrifice and contribute to our daily lives. While Mother’s Day traditions vary across cultures and countries, it remains an international event that brings families together to remember and acknowledge these incredible women in their lives.
History of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day dates back to ancient civilizations where motherhood was honoured as an act of worship and divine power. For instance, in Greece, they held an event called Cybele to pay homage to Rhea, considered the mother of all gods and goddesses. Romans had Hilaria in her honour, where people would make offerings and celebrate with feasting and music.
Modern-day Mother’s Day festivities date back to early 20th-century America. Anna Jarvis is widely recognized for being responsible for initiating Mother’s Day as a national holiday; after mourning her own mother in 1905, she campaigned tirelessly in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued an official proclamation declaring Mother’s Day an official national holiday and signing into law the Mother’s Day Proclamation signed into effect that same year by Congress formally honouring women everywhere with this holiday!
Since Mother’s Day’s establishment in 1914, its celebration has become an international event spanning different dates and traditions globally. Most nations observe Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, which often occurs close to Full Moon; an association is often seen between fertility, abundance, and nurturing qualities associated with motherhood and the Full Moon phenomenon.
The Moon has long been associated with motherhood and the feminine. Its phases symbolize different stages in a woman’s life, from birth through death. Astrologically speaking, its significance cannot be overstated: in her place stands emotional nurturing motherhood, which represents mother figures within an individual’s birth chart and can reveal significant insights into relationships between people and their mothers.
The Moon’s position in one’s birth chart can also give insight into their emotional expression and responses, how they manage feelings and the degree to which they nurture others. People born under strong Moon influences tend to exhibit characteristics typically associated with mothers: being empathic, intuitive and caring – qualities often found among those born when maternal instinct is strong.
Mother’s Day and The Moon
Mother’s Day and the Moon share more than an astrological link; Moon holds deep spiritual meaning for many cultures worldwide, particularly Hinduism, where festivals like “Mata Tirtha Aunsi,” celebrated to honour mothers, are preserved. At these festivals, people offer prayers and offerings in their honour and those to their deceased ancestors and deceased mother figures who have passed on.
Buddhism also observes “Ullambana,” also referred to as Ancestor’s Day or Hungry Ghost Festival, to honour our ancestors by offering food and prayers on their day. This celebration marks an ideal opportunity to pay our respects and remember mothers and grandmothers who have passed on during this special time of the year.
The spiritual and emotional significance of motherhood extends beyond cultural celebrations; its effects also extend to physical and emotional changes that women undergo during gestation and childbirth. Women use lunar cycles and phases as guides for tracking fertility cycles and estimating due dates for babies conceived with fertility issues; many cultures believe the Full Moon to have an especially profound influence on labour timing, with many women going into labour on that night alone!
Associating motherhood and the Moon goes further still. Mothers exemplify these nurturing and protective traits just like our planet relies upon its Moon for light; similarly, mothers provide love, care and nourishment for their children just like its cycles mirror life itself from birth to death, just like its phases also reflect motherhood’s ups and downs.
As well as its association with motherhood, the Moon represents feminine archetypes and nurturing principles. According to astrology, water symbolizes emotional awareness and intuitive insights – qualities associated with femininity which the Moon helps facilitate through her influence over our moods, instincts and feelings.
Motherhood Emotions and Intuition
Motherhood demands trusting instinct and making decisions based on emotional connections with children; with its influence upon emotions and intuition, motherhood requires mothers to trust their instincts when making important decisions for themselves and their kids. With help from Mother Nature’s influence on emotions and intuition, mothers may tap into their intuitive side more successfully when facing the unpredictable world of motherhood.
Conclusion Mother’s Day holds a place of significance and celebration within culture and society, honouring mothers for their invaluable role in moulding our lives. Mother’s Day’s connection to Mother Nature cannot be dismissed lightly either: moon-gazers have long associated it with motherhood, nurturing, and feminine archetypes.
No matter the celebration style – cultural, spiritual, or family gatherings – on Mother’s Day, its influence can be felt through emotions, intuition and nurturing qualities associated with motherhood. While honouring and appreciating our special women on Mother’s Day, let’s also take time out to consider the timeless relationship between motherhood and the Moon.
About Dadhichi Toth, the Author
Dadhichi Toth is a revisionary astrologer who works with both Eastern and Western systems of astrology.
He is the founder and CEO of astrology.com.au and previous author of the best-selling astrology series of books for Harlequin Mills and Boon for 9 years.
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