Posts Tagged ‘the moon’

Moon energies

Our Moon is a round body, a natural satellite, radius 1.737 km as opposed to Earth’s radius 6.371 km, so about 27% of our size.  It is believed to have once been part of our Earth, but to have broken away at sometime in the remote past. There are several theories on how it was formed, and how it came to be where it is.  Generally as far as I can work out, it is thought to have happened when the Earth was still molten, and was hit by another body that was wandering through our solar system.

It is held in place by our gravitation pull, and orbits Earth every 27.3 days. It always has the same side facing us. It appears to wax and wane in a 28 day cycle, as the amount of sunlight reflecting from it changes, depending on its relative position to the sun on its orbit.

How do moon energies practically affect Earth?

As our gravity holds it in place, its gravity pulls on us. The most obvious visible result is that the vast areas of water on the surface of the Earth, the oceans are pulled towards it. This results in our tides.

Female menstrual cycles (usually 28 days) are also linked to the moon cycles. There is also an old established theory that the energies of the full moon can make people insane.  After all, “lunacy” comes from the latin word luna, meaning moon. This is thought, in some circles, to be the result of gravitational pull on our bodily fluids.

The moon astrologically

All planets and heavenly bodies are supposed to affect the inhabitants of Earth,  humanity, with their energies. In western astrology the moon is said to represent the characteristics of our subconscious, depending where it is in the heavens when we are born. Moon energies are the basis for the whole system of Chinese astrology.

The Moon as a Goddess

 For Wiccans, and most Pagans, the Moon represents the Goddess, and reflects the life cycle for women. These phases are also used when performing magick spells. Each phase of the moon has its own energy and power. When spell casting the more you can align with the flow of Universal Energy the more powerful your spells will be. ( See post manifesting using moon magic for a fuller explanation.)

Aspects of Reality

Earth’s gravitational energies hold the Moon in a close orbit around the earth.

The Moon’s gravitational energies have an impact on the the Earth, both via the tides and astrologically.

The Moon is also considered to be a Goddess and her flow of universal energy can be used in Magick spells and rituals by us on Earth.



The moon and astrology


In my moon sequence of posts I am looking at all aspects of how the moon affects out lives. Last week I looked at moon science. This week I am asking why the moon should affect our lives Astrologically. Future posts will look at the moon as a Goddess and moon magic.

Astrology and the moon. One of the interesting ways that the moon is supposed to affect humanity is in its use in astrology.

Western astrology uses the position of the sun, planets and other heavenly bodies at the time and date of your birth, to predict your characteristics and give you a star sign.(eg Taurus, Capricorn etc) In general terms, readings of the heavens on a daily basis for that sign can then be used to give on going guidance. Astrologically, the moon is said to show the characteristics of your subconscious mind and some say soul or spirit. It is also much concerned with emotions.

Chinese astrology is, of course, based on the cycles of the moon.

Both systems are not, as I once believed, to predict any fixed future, but seem to be set up – like a satellite navigation systems- to show us the way though life and point out any potential hazards or best paths in our lives.

Why should these systems work?

At base we are nothing but beings made of atoms in combination. We are held together by the energies generated by these atoms. We are energy beings living in a world of energies, gravitational, electromagnetic and biochemical, to name just a few. We live in an energy matrix. On one level, our thoughts are nothing more than biochemical energy. The moon is the nearest heavenly body to us. Its gravitational energies are very strong. It is entirely logical that those energies will affect us. Astrology can be seen as a way of quantifying this effect.

 The whole story?

Could the moon affect our lives in this way? Energetically, for reasons stated above, it must have a effect on us all. Could this effect be quantified into the astrological systems? Or does the existence of astrology itself seem to hint at a bigger picture of reality?

Aspects of reality

  • An intelligent designer of some sort created the system of sun or moon based astrology to help humanity.

  • The quantified astrological effects just reflect the underlying physics or mathematical codes embedded in the creation of the universe either at random or by deliberate design.








The reality of moon science and beyond


What is the moon? The moon is, in simple terms, Earth’s satellite. It is a sphere 1/81th the mass of Earth and is somewhere around 400,000 km away from us. The Moon is in something called synchronous rotation with Earth, always showing the same face to us. It is the brightest object in the sky, apart from the sun. It is made of dark rock, its brightness is just reflected sun light.