The sun and the moon have been the subject of countless works of art throughout human history.
There are many natural opposites in the world - day and night, hot and cold, male and female, life and death, and of course, the sun and the moon.
When the sun and moon are seen together, they represent the coming together of opposite forces, symbolizing unity and cooperation amidst diversity.
The sun and moon as opposite forces are often represented as male and female entities. The sun is often seen as having traditional masculine qualities - courage, independence, assertiveness and strength of purpose.
It always seems to be the same - everyday, it passes through the sky in the same way, giving off light and heat. It is constant, steady, reliable and straightforward, never veiling or disguising itself in any way.
On the other hand, the moon is seen as having feminine qualities - gentleness, sensitivity, compassion and connection with others.
Because the moon seems to change every night, not only in shape and size, but also in color, it is said to rule the emotions, which are fickle and change depending on our thoughts, attitudes and the conditions of our lives.
The sun and moon symbol also expresses a universal principle of life - that where there is good, there is also bad. It acknowledges the two sides of the human spirit - everyone has a good side and a bad side.
It is also a romantic symbol of the love between a man and a woman, symbolizing an emotional and physical union. There is a beautiful quote that goes, "Tell me the story about how the sun loved the moon so much he died every night just to let her breathe". It is a quote not just about romance, but also about the sacrifices we are willing to make for those we love.