The traditional astrological glyph for the moon, and one of the alchemical symbols for silver. In the Hermetic sciences, the moon represented the feminine, liquid, passive principle- alchemical Mercury. The hieros gamos, or divine marriage, is the combining of the solar and lunar principals to form the divine androgyne- the highest form of spiritual attainment.
|A Wiccan moon-symbol of blessing|
|High Priestess of the tarot||Sixteenth century woodcut|