Why is it that the mystical and the moon have always been intimately connected? This article explains the significance and the role that the moon plays in our lives.
We have come to modern times where day or night, light is glaring in our eyes. Even if there is a full moon, people living in urban areas today don’t notice it.
To do anything with yourself, it would be useful to be aware of where the moon is because it creates different types of qualities and energies in the system.
Different positions of the moon have different kinds of impacts on human physiology and mental make-up. In many cultures, every day is counted, and how the different positions of the moon can be made use of for human wellbeing is a very established part. The different positions are used for different purposes. A whole lot of things happen between the full moon to the new moon and back again to the full moon. To do anything with yourself, it would be useful to be aware of where the moon is because it creates different types of qualities and energies in the system. If one is aware, one could make use of it.
For every phase of the moon, you can either look up in the sky and notice it or if you bring a certain level of awareness and perception to your system, you will see the body behaves slightly differently for every phase. It is very much there both in the male and the female body, but it is more manifest in the female body. The timing with which the moon goes around the planet and the cycles that human beings themselves go through within themselves, and the very process of human birth – the process of creating this body – are very deeply connected.
From Logic to Magic
Because the moon has a large influence on our daily life, in the eastern cultures – particularly in India – there are two kinds of calendars. For mundane affairs, a solar calendar. For all the other subjective aspects of life a lunar calendar. Generally, the influence of the moon is considered illogical. In the West, anything illogical got labeled as madness or insanity. In the English language, the moon is referred to as “lunar.” But in Indian culture, we always saw the limitations of logic. Logic is very useful to conduct the material aspect of your life. But there is a dimension beyond logic, without which the subjective dimensions can never be accessed. As one shift from the calculations of the logical mind to intuitive ways of looking at life, the moon becomes more important.
The moon is a reflection. You can see the moon because it reflects the sun’s light. A human being or human perception is also a reflection. If you see anything other than the reflection, that means you are not seeing the truth. Any perception is actually a reflection. And as reflection is the nature of the moon, the deeper perceptions of life have always been symbolized by the moon. So moonlight and mysticism have been very heavily connected everywhere in the world. To symbolize this connection, Shiva, the Adiyogi wore a piece of the moon on his head as his ornament.