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    Sun and Moon are the two forces of Light in the sky. The first one is the direct light, creating the day, but also, shadows, and the second one, the moon, reign over the night and in a certain way "kill" the shadow. Earth is between them experiencing their polarities as a neutral place, creating the shadow for the Moon to kill it.

    The Sun and Moon have both their powers and they are very different, one is "dry" and "hot", and the other is "cold" and "humid". Together they can create all four elements (ex : earth is cold and dry, air is wet and hot, etc). So we don't need to make a conjunction with "eath" as a planetary entity because it is not at their level, it is representing the Middle World and both Luna and Sol are up there, in the Above World. Earth is a place of transition, and incarnation of the influences of the heaven.

    Their marriage is horizontal, and by this, they climb verticaly on the scale of quality through multiplication. And more they do, and more the eath receives their beneficial, transmutated and transmutatives, influences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Salazius View Post
    The Sun and Moon have both their powers and they are very different, one is "dry" and "hot", and the other is "cold" and "humid". Together they can create all four elements (ex : earth is cold and dry, air is wet and hot, etc).
    I agree with this reasoning as well
    If you worked with only Sol and Gaea, Gaea would become burnt and lifeless. You need the moisture and 'watery' influence of Luna to temper Sol and bring balance to the work. There is also the Axiom of Maria to consider:

    "One becomes two, two becomes three, and out of the third comes the one as the fourth."

    Johann Hollandus, however, says that Sol and Mercury can be worked on to achieve results, without the need for Luna:

    Quote Originally Posted by De Lapide Philosophorum
    Now someone might ask: Why then must Luna and Sol be taken together in this Work?

    The reason is that Sol is fixed, and therefore the Work will be the shorter for it. If your Luna were fixed in the Work, the Philosophers Stone would be ready. But it is not fixed, and before it becomes fixed, much time and cooking are required, as Luna must be fixed before it congeals Mercury. This is the reason why Luna and Sol are used together in the Work. You can also make both Stones with Mercury and Sol alone, and that would take less time than with Luna and Sol together, the reason being that Sol is fixed and that therefore it congeals Mercury somewhat.
    De Lapide Philosophorum


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    AURYN:

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    The name of the amulet is not the same as that of a simple inanimate object. The word 'the' never precedes that amulet's name (i.e., never "the AURYN"). Instead, it is used simply as AURYN, a proper noun like a person's name.

    Two mythological serpents
    , symmetrical, bite at the other's tail. In the book, they form an oval, and are not intertwined. One serpent is white and one is black. Each has an eye to correspond to the color of the book's print, red and green. The two snakes represent the dual nature of the two worlds, Fantastica and Reality, but also the twin nature of their mutual creation and destruction. On the back of AURYN are these words:

    "Do what thou wilt" (German: "Tu, was du willst").
    AURYN is oval in the book and the snakes aren't yet intertwined? Reminds me of an egg in the womb before insemination.
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    Thanks for the responses and explanations guys! I now feel I have a better understanding of the symbology and attributes of Sol and Luna. Before, I had always thought of the moon as dead/desolate and simply a mirror reflecting the suns polarized rays back upon the earth. I thought of the Sun as the Yang aspect of creation, and the Earth as the yin aspect. Now I can try to see the teachings with a more encompassing perspective. Much appreciated!
    Still Searching.............

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    I have always loved this poem about the Egyptian moon goddess Isis:

    “I am Isis. I established penalties for those who practice injustice. With me the right prevails. I am the Queen of rivers and winds and sea. I am Lord of rainstorms. I overcome Fate. Fate harkens to me.” - Egyptian I AM poem translated by Frederick C. Grant

    That is power... to be in charge of fate! And in a way the Moon is in charge of fate because the moon is the unconscious... and the unconscious is (or could be) the fate creator.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nibiru View Post
    I thought of the Sun as the Yang aspect of creation, and the Earth as the yin aspect.
    The Moon = Yin

    The Simplified Chinese characters 阴 and 阳 for yin and yang combine the same "hill" radical 阝with the non-phonetic yue 月 "moon" and ri 日 "sun", graphically denoting "shady side of a hill" and "sunny side of a hill". Compare the Classical Chinese names (which contain tai 太 "great") for these 2 heavenly bodies: Taiyin 太陰 "moon" and Taiyang 太陽 "sun".

    Yin 陰 or 阴 Noun ① [philosophy] negative/passive/female principle in nature ② Surname Bound morpheme ① the moon ② shaded orientation ③ covert; concealed; hidden ④ vagina ⑤ penis ⑥ of the netherworld ⑦ negative ⑧ north side of a hill ⑨ south bank of a river ⑩ reverse side of a stele ⑪in intaglio Stative verb ① overcast ② sinister; treacherous

    Yang 陽 or 阳 Bound morpheme ① [Chinese philosophy] positive/active/male principle in nature ②the sun ③ male genitals ④ in relief ⑤ open; overt ⑥ belonging to this world ⑦ [linguistics] masculine ⑧ south side of a hill ⑨ north bank of a river

    - source
    Debate about the gender of the Sun and the Moon.


    "I am hot and dry Sol and you Luna are cold and moist. When we couple and come together (...) I will, with flattery take your soul from you." - Aurora Consurgens

    Too serious... I'll finish with this...



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