By J Michael Brown
"To be, or not to be? That is the question... To die; to sleep no more..."
-Shakespeare; Hamlet Act III, Scene 1
Moon Astrology experts wrestle with an interesting dilemma, and that is whether or no to feed the moon. People less experienced in astrology have no idea what "food for the moon" could possibly be, because it is an inorganic satellite of Earth for crying out loud. I will look at opinions offered by mystics of astrology concerning it; and relate the concept to lunar influence in this commentary.
I was initially puzzled, as a matter of fact; when one of the mystics of astrology made a bold statement, written in all capital letters, to be sure to be sure to feed the moon. However, the article was painfully deficient of any type of explanation as to what it was or what it meant to do it. So I checked the Web for Moon Astrology and lunar influence; and I found some fascinating information.
This commentary will explore the meaning of the term "feed the moon" in order to discover exactly what it is to feed the moon; and what type of food for the moon you need to have, in order to feed it in the first place.
Some mystics of astrology, and of Moon Astrology in particular, recommend that you feed the moon with symbolic "food" though your daily activities and according to your astrology aspects; and to talk to your inner-self, which is referred to as your lunar self. Others astrology experts recommend that it should be treated like an animal in a zoo; and that you should never feed it during your lifetime.
The moon is a symbol in Moon Astrology that relates to a functional feeling for the feminine principal that exists inside of everybody, regardless of gender. Every aspect of your personal lunar cycle affects a variety of symbolical things, including your astrology sun sign. It plays an essential part of astrological information when building an astrology chart; and it is included in your house and is in your aspects (your "aspect" is the key to interpreting your astrology chart).
While astronomers and poets have an authentic interest in the moon, it is more than a bright satellite in Moon Astrology. Influence of the moon in astrology is more than just generating tides, or a romantic illumination in the heavens. It can wield a significant influence on psychological, emotional, and even the mechanical conditions of mankind.
Not to Feed the Moon
Superstitions that relate to full moon lunacy, which is portrayed by the mythological werewolf, may not be far from the truth. Certain lunar phases have the probability to produce and stimulate reactivity in emotionally demanding situations, in addition to creating a heightened sensitivity in susceptible individuals.
Full moon lunacy is extraordinarily intriguing as a practical subject in Moon Astrology, since the cyclical lunar pattern can be factored into astrology signs and symbols. The full moon can be experienced by anyone who has eyes with which to see. Astrologists use knowledge of lunar cycles to bypass stumbling blocks that are, more often than not, exacerbated by a fog of ignorance.
A variety of sources, which are meant for and can be understood by people experienced in astrology, have detailed the human spirit as "food" when you feed the moon. You may arrive at a similar albeit a more extensive conclusion, which could be construed in the context of the moon as a patterned control system.
Feed the Moon
The Russian spiritual teacher Peter D. Ouspensky, who contributed to Twentieth century ideas and anticipated several key questions in psychology, religion and philosophy; had a much more compelling explanation as to how organic life feeds the inorganic moon.
Ouspensky explained that when you die your physical container returns to the earth and becomes dust; but the essence of your soul--the astral and ethereal energies--are sloughed off by your evacuating spirit and float toward the moon.
Your spiritual energies are then deposit on the moon, which results in its progression in the universe toward becoming an actual planet. Therefore, humans feed the moon after they die, so that it will grow and one day become a living planet; or they detract from its progression in the universe by succumbing to its compelling influence while they are still alive.
Within the context of the explanation given by Ouspensky, you need to develop within yourself a driving force that can be a resistance to the external lunar influence at any particular time in your Moon Astrology chart: in this way you will be able to break free of the strong lunar influence.
This simply means; that in order for you to free yourself from any reactive behavior or perfunctory movement, you need to develop a sense of self-recognition. By doing so; your spiritual awareness, your mind and your deliberate choices will reign supreme over the external impulses and emotions that might be provoked by the influence of the moon with an unconscious reaction. As such, you will be able to stop trying to feed the moon while you are alive, and then be able to pay your proper dues upon your demise.
It acts as an enormous electromagnet that pulls upon organic life, which is on earth; and it swallows the souls of dying creatures. The moon is a nascent satellite mystically receiving its nutrition from organic life on earth via regions of space beyond the earth's atmosphere by a mystical umbilical cord.
Energy flows through an astral channel between Earth and the moon. The moon can drive mankind's autonomic characteristics like a symbolical pendulum, which moves gears in an enormous grandfather clock. The comparable level of your effectiveness as a human being determines the magnitude of force, which it takes for the moon and the stars to influence your activities; and it could greatly influence your behavior if you are apathetic about your spiritual existence.
People who are incompetent in their spiritual development, and go through life without noble impulses, are swayed to and fro just like the tide ebbs and flow because of the propulsive nature of it. The equation is equalized by the moon as a driving force of mechanical movements, on the incompetence side; with those who overcome its influence by conditioning their minds to think pure and divine thoughts, on the ethical side.
"To be, or not to be?"
Whether 'tis nobler to be pulled to and fro by the influence of the moon and the stars; or to develop your heart, mind and soul: to resist the force of the unknown universe, to develop your own strength through power of your will, to be a force in the known universe with whom to be reckoned; and to become a fully spiritual being? J.Michael Brown
The question that you must answer and be held accountable for is, "Do you want to be apathetic about your existence, go through life like a puppet on a string, and allow the stars and lunar influence to dictate your existence like it does that of a werewolf; or do you want to be proactive, increase your willpower, and build your self spiritually through the intensification of your mind?".
Will you detract from the moons' chance for its progression in the universe while you are alive by succumbing to its magnetic influence; or will you feed the moon upon judgment day by allowing your strong willpower and spiritually divine thoughts be food for the moon as a result of actions that you took while you were still alive?
According to Ouspensky, you need to strengthen your mind for the event of leaving your worldly container and, therefore, feed the moon upon your demise. You need to improve your relationships too. Your relationships need to flourish so you can go to the astral plain with the satisfaction that you have improved the chances for the moon to develop into a new planet.
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