The moon is about security, our fears based on our experiences/past, how we interpret our emotions through the feeling part of our brains, our inner being, self esteem. The moon pretty much runs our lives on a daily basis. The moon changes signs about every 2 days, its represented by the water element and our bodies are 75% water, therefore our emotions fluctuate like the tides in the ocean, going up and down, in and out. This is why keeping up with the moon is important.
The moon is home to the 4th house of the zodiac wheel. It symbolizes the mother both literally and figuratively. When the moon is afflicted or in conflict with other parts of your personality lens there tends to be struggles around the emotional framework of our lives.
No one can escape having some emotional difficulty, but some people have a tougher time than others, and here is a possible reason why.
The moon is a reflector of energy, but unlike the sun, the moon is not energy in of itself . The moon draws things to it, but the moon only draws that which can be drawn. For example, scientifically the moon is attracted to the earth like a magnet. So the moon does everything it can to draw the earth towards it. The earth is much grounded and can hold on to everything but water. Tides are the result of the moon’s gravitational pull on the earth. Think of the earth as our overall constitution or foundation, which never changes. The sun is the light of our personality and it changes according to our mood and projects out to the world what we are feeling. The moon represents the pull of our emotions. If you can keep those descriptions in mind you will have a very good backdrop of why it is so important to tell our feelings what to feel.
With this in mind let’s talk a little bit about the sun. To put it simply, when the sun loses it appears to gain. The appearance of “gain” is projected as sunlight. The more mass the sun loses the more energy is released. Without getting too scientific, the sun is made of ionized gas. There is so much combustion within the Sun that it creates what we call the fourth matter, which is plasma. These gasses never run out, therefore the sun is ALWAYS creating and releasing energy.
On the contrary, the moon is made of rock. It doesn’t necessarily create energy, but it reflects the energy of the sun and it manipulates the energy that is already present. The moon’s gravitational pull is stronger than the sun, but the sun is more obviously felt on the surface.
So when we talk about our feelings, we must realize that how we internalize our feelings will determine our output. So if you feel bad, but you want to output good then you must go against your feelings. As we get more and more narcissistic about “our” feelings we come to give them more value than they really have. Our feelings are not designed for us to follow them. They are information for us to examine in relation to the overall relevant picture. If the overall relevant picture is that you must earn 1000.00 by the end of the week, then your feelings must be in line with that goal. However, if your feelings cause you to stay home in the bed, rather than earning that 1000.00 by the end of the week then, oh well, your feelings have to take a backseat.
Knowing when to put your feelings in the “backseat” is a skill that must be learned. It’s a skill that separates success from failure. Putting your feelings in the backseat for the sake of reaching a needed goal is not being fake, in denial or neglect. Knowing when to put your feelings in the backseat when necessary is what many have called emotional intelligence.
When you just can’t “get over” your feelings then you have made your feelings bigger than the situation at hand. Making your feelings bigger than life is a mistake many great and well meaning people make.
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