History of Mother’s Day
Mother’s Day dates back to ancient civilizations where motherhood was honoured as an act of worship and divine power. For instance, in Greece, they held an event called Cybele to pay homage to Rhea, considered the mother of all gods and goddesses. Romans had Hilaria in her honour, where people would make offerings and celebrate with feasting and music.
Modern-day Mother’s Day festivities date back to early 20th-century America. Anna Jarvis is widely recognized for being responsible for initiating Mother’s Day as a national holiday; after mourning her own mother in 1905, she campaigned tirelessly in 1914, President Woodrow Wilson issued an official proclamation declaring Mother’s Day an official national holiday and signing into law the Mother’s Day Proclamation signed into effect that same year by Congress formally honouring women everywhere with this holiday!
Since Mother’s Day’s establishment in 1914, its celebration has become an international event spanning different dates and traditions globally. Most nations observe Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May, which often occurs close to Full Moon; an association is often seen between fertility, abundance, and nurturing qualities associated with motherhood and the Full Moon phenomenon.
The Moon has long been associated with motherhood and the feminine. Its phases symbolize different stages in a woman’s life, from birth through death. Astrologically speaking, its significance cannot be overstated: in her place stands emotional nurturing motherhood, which represents mother figures within an individual’s birth chart and can reveal significant insights into relationships between people and their mothers.
The Moon’s position in one’s birth chart can also give insight into their emotional expression and responses, how they manage feelings and the degree to which they nurture others. People born under strong Moon influences tend to exhibit characteristics typically associated with mothers: being empathic, intuitive and caring – qualities often found among those born when maternal instinct is strong.