Luna: mother archetype as moon

Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Luna, from The seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac, 1539 US public domain via wikimedia
Beham, (Hans) Sebald (1500-1550): Luna, from The seven Planets with the Signs of the Zodiac, 1539 US public domain via wikimedia

In the above image, we see Luna. Luna is the Roman goddess of the Moon. Carl Jung notes that the moon is a mother symbol:

“Many things arousing devotion or feelings of awe, as for instance… the moon, can be mother-symbols.” (Carl Jung, 9i, para. 156)

In alchemical drawings she is sometimes seen in conjunction with Sol, the god of the sun (see below).

Image from the Deutsche Fotothek Theosophie & Alchemie Author Michael Maier & Johann Theodor de Bry 1687. Public Domain vie wikimedia
Image from the Deutsche Fotothek
Theosophie & Alchemie
Author Michael Maier & Johann Theodor de Bry 1687. Public Domain vie wikimedia
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