In many cultures, the moon is a mysterious symbol, one way or another associated with the hidden abilities of a person.
Some experts attribute supernatural properties to it, while others believe that the phases of the moon can affect a person's well-being and mood.
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Of course, such a mysterious symbol could not escape the attention of tattoo fans. The image of body cosmic can be found in a variety of forms and therefore the visitors to tattoo parlors they are not limited to choosing a sketch.
He meaning of the image has its roots in the past. Ancient people for many centuries tried to understand why the moon periodically changes its shape. Many legends and legends are connected with this. Only later were scientists able to rationally explain this natural miracle. However, this did not deprive the Moon of the status of the most mysterious cosmic body. Here are just some of the unique meanings of this symbol in the mythology and culture of different countries:
in Muslim culture, the crescent is a symbol of progress and its image is considered a sacred sign;
* in ancient Greek culture, the fertility goddess Artemis was called Luna;
* in Chinese mythology, the Moon was also a female symbol, personifying the coldness and attractiveness of a lady's nature;
* In many cultures, the Moon, appearing among the clouds, is a sign indicating the influence of otherworldly forces on a person.
Of course, not everyone attaches a deep sacred meaning to a tattoo. Often this is just a beautiful sign that a person likes you for one reason or another. However, when choosing a drawing and its details, it is better to find out the interpretation of the master in advance.
Some tattoo fans just limit themselves to the image of the moon with detailed craters, but this sketch does not suit everyone. What kind of tattoos can be applied to the body if you want to show originality?
1. Image of wolves and other predators against the background of the moon. Men love these sketches as they emphasize their strong character.
2. The image of the different phases of the moon, as a symbol of the variability of nature.
3. Sketches in the shape of a crescent or crescent are popular, which are decorated in the manner of a dream Catcher .
4. Draw on the body of the image of a crescent moon with a star.
5. Popular images of various tattoos in the form of the Moon and the Sun, as two opposites of human nature.
In fact, the symbol is found in a wide variety of tattoos. It can be a huge gothic drawing depicting a woman or a wolf against the background of a cosmic body.
Some people approach this sketch with humor. For example, they make drawings that repeat the famous images of Neil Armstrong's stay on the moon. Others imitate the appearance of the Death Star by projecting it onto a cosmic body.
The symbol always looks mysterious and unusual. That is why a person who gets such a tattoo will definitely be in the spotlight of everyone.
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THE MEANING OF THE MOON TATTOO
The moon became a symbol very early. It has always occupied an important place in the cosmogonic mythology of almost all cultures (that is, in the mythology of the creation of the world). In ancient times, their important deities were correlated with the moon, and some natural phenomena were explained mythologically with their participation.
The moon was a means of marking time, primitive rituals were associated with it. He gave the moon a lot of symbolic meaning and the fact that the moon is one of the first and one of the most important occult symbols, and people have always been drawn to the mysterious. It is also interesting as a symbol because it has a masculine and feminine side of symbolic meaning.
In a tattoo, the moon is used quite often and, as a rule, in close connection with any culture, since what for a European personifies one set of meanings for a representative of Asian culture can mean almost the opposite. The same applies to those using pagan mythology and those using exclusively Christian or other religious.
Since in almost all developed cultures people sooner or later guessed that the satellite of the earth is ideal for calculating days, identifying favorable or unfavorable cycles for sowing and harvesting, about their cyclical effect on the ebb and flow, these characteristics began to carry over. to other important areas of life.
In phases, they began to try to determine a favorable or unfavorable moment for military campaigns, the construction of houses and the celebration of marriages, in relation to the stars with the moon, they tried (and still try) to determine the character of a person and his destination.
All these characteristics are cultural in general, all peoples have them: one of the most important functions of the moon is the connection with the sacred. And until now, most often it symbolizes the mystical and sacred. Therefore, a tattoo with a moon in most cases will mean:
- the mystery of death and rebirth;
- secret esoteric knowledge (associated with Hecate, the goddess of the black moon and magic among the ancient Greeks);
- the mystery of the world;
- the desire of man to know the secrets of the world.