For thousands of years people lived largely in harmony with the rhythms of nature to ensure their survival. Keeping pace with the course of the moon, they were able to predict the forces that exerted influence on all life forms contributing to the success or failure of everything from planting, harvest, storage, hunting, to healing the body ailments.
Ancient knowledge says that the moon is the controller of water, which, circulating through the universe, sustains all living creatures.
Our human bodies consist of about seventy percent liquid. It is accepted by physicians that our bodily fluids flow more freely at the time of full moon.
People suffering from asthma, bronchitis and even certain skin diseases, find their ailments aggravated under the influence of the moon. It has also been observed that people suffering from mental ailments invariably have their passions and emotional feelings affected during full moon and new moon days.
Thousands of years ago, the ancient people had recognized the influence of the moon on cultivation. Farmers were very particular about the effect of the moon on their crops. They knew that certain grains would be affected if blooming took place during a full moon period. Medical science had also ascertained the different reactions of certain medicines under different facets of the moon, because of the influence of the moon on human beings.
Many calendars of the ancient people of every continent are based on the course of the moon as the forces indicated by the position of the moon in the zodiac have far greater importance in our daily lives than those indicated by the position of the sun.
By the end of the nineteenth century the knowledge of working with the rhythms of nature was no longer in use because of the advance in technology. For when we have a telephone we no longer need to improve our telepathic skills, when there is a clock there is no longer any need to observe the sun, modern technology and medicines have promised faster solutions for all problems of daily life.
Forgetting the knowledge to live in oneness with nature, and living a fast paced unconscious life, has become a very high price to pay. The quality of health, food, the value and respect for life, relationships with oneself, with the human family, animals and nature have considerably become degraded. The value of creating patience and willingness to anchor deeper wisdom from within has been totally forgotten, and we rush from past to future in such a way that the Present Moment, which is the only point where life truly occurs, gets completely lost.
The success of any intention depends not only on the availability of the necessary skills and resources, but also on the timing of the action.
A short information on the moon cycles within a month and the things they enhance in our everyday life if we choose to work with them:
New Moon brings:
New beginnings, fresh starts, optimism, hope and faith
Waxing Moon brings:
Building, accomplishments, creativity, strength, growth and learning, positive transformation
Full Moon brings:
Abundance, harvest, wish-fulfillment, manifesting desires, sexuality, achieving all dreams, protection
Waning Moon brings:
Letting go, clearing away, cleansing, releasing, shedding old patterns, undoing bindings, opening up problem-knots, making space
Dark Moon brings:
Rest, Peace, deep wisdom, divination, contacting the guru within, letting things die away completely
From the information above it is clear that measures taken to remove things — like cleaning the house, or detoxifying the body or going in for a surgery will be more effective when the moon is waning.
The waxing moon on the other hand enhances growth of everything about life, so whatever we choose to grow can be done effectively during this time.
This blog is written in order to bring back to memory the ancient wisdom of living in oneness with nature for those who would like to slow down and take time to anchor wisdom from within.
Book suggestions for reference:
Moon Time and The Art of Timing by Paungger & Poppe
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