*spoiler alert* I wasn't going to let Cancer season leave without a breakdown on a film from a Cancerian viewpoint. I could've gone for Apollo 13 where Cancerian Tom Hanks and his squad are en route to the moon, his chart ruler, whilst his family eagerly watch on.
Instead, I opted for the Lunar titled 'Moonlight'. There are 3 stages of the film, synoymous of the waning crescent moon, full moon, waxing balsamic stages of the film . He has 3 names throughout the film. 'Little', #chiron (wounded healer) and 'Black'. The moon is bright, although reflecting a small percentage of the ☉ energy. So it is noteworthy that the astrological moon reflects a little of what the astrological sun is about - sense of becoming, masculine/heroic figure, ego and mission.
The astrological moon stores our earliest life experiences, #instinctive capacity for relationships with life & intimacy with others, which Chiron experiemces in the film. It also ties into the connection with the source of life, which water could be symbolic of.
You often see #nostalgic 'Chiron' #initiated (#cardinal) by water to go through #deep development in his emotions and persona. He goes through powerful character changes and draws power from water with similiar force that the moon pulls on the waters of the earth.
The moon also ties into the basic nurturing, which we get from the mother. Our capacity for intimacy with others and to relate with the world is expressed through the moon. In moonlight, chiron doesnt have the smoothest of relationships with his mum and he is mentored Cancerian style by an elder male, who's partner cooks and cares for him, although he retreats into his shell a lot at the dinner table. Ironically you will see a 'basic nurturer vs adoptive nurturer' showdown in the film.
The actors invest a great deal of emotion in this film. There are many perspectives to look at this - plutonian, chironian, which is expressed in the director's chart but I went for the 'Lunar' breakdown.
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