The friend of mine
In my dark mood you shine
In my lone place you are present
To accompany me in my yearning
Your presence I feel the comfort
A good buddy of mine
Thanks a lot pal
Since the day when I got my sense and came to know about the Moon, I fell in love with it. What is this…? A mystical substance hanging somewhere near to me, feeling to touch it, but cannot as my father says that it is situated so far from me, the distance of which i can never imagine…! A white light which comes only during night and i have to wait for it till evening, to tell about the scold that i used to get from my mother during daytime. In the evening, i used to complain against my mother in front of my father and the Moon, when I could see both. It was something, which I could not designate as my parents or sister, but a family member, as I love it very much. This was my first love! So, day by day, that attachment started growing.
When i grew up and during my early days of the school, one day my mother said that i belonged to Cancer moonsign...! What did it mean…? She explained me that in my birth horoscope, the moon is present in Cancer sign, so I belonged to cancer moonsign. Okay, fine, but why is the moonsign named after the placement of the Moon not the Sun or the Jupiter or any other planet…! And why there is no other concept named as Jupiter Sign or Saturn sign in astrology, about which i should know like the way she told me about moonsign which plays a vital role in a person’s life. It was a question in my mind, though i didnot get its answer, at that moment, i had to be happy by getting the reason why i love the Moon so much, because i belonged to Cancer moonsign.
There was always a curious mind playing in my mind to find out the justification of presence of these astronomical objects and their effect in our life, proving it scientifically.
As i grew up in my life, started taking interest in Astrology. At that time, there was no internet, books were the only one source of knowledge and i used to get a very little knowledge from the books read by my mother, which were used by my paternal grandfather, who had a keen interest in Astrology. And whenever i was getting a horoscope, i used to spend hours together to analyse it. As i grew and involved in a professional education and then had to start my professional career, i kept myself away from it, as this was taking myself to a very depth of finding out the true relationship between these astronomical solar system and the human body, for which i had to spend a lot of time and once i get involved into this, it was becoming very difficult for me to come back the the normal mechanical life.
Life continued like this…Many years passed by this time.
Few years back, again I started taking interest in astrology to analyse my birth horoscope to find out what is the true significance of my birth, what is the destiny of my life, how was my life affected by karma done in this life and done in previous life, how could i rectify the bad karma and how could i start moving towards the Paramatma. All this started when i came out from a traumatic event happened in my life. Whereas my father believes only in the karma of this life. He doesn’t believe the karma of past life which we generally say Luck or Bhagya. So, all of my these activities had brought a kind of dissatisfaction towards me and for which he was scared that one day, i should not say that i would like to be a Sanyashini, which he didnt like. So, for all these reason, i had to be very careful while doing all these studies. And one day, i came to know about the true destiny of my life, leading a mechanical life with profession and personal life. By this time, i had explored that the effect of Ascendant of a person on its life. Ascendant is the place of first house in a person’s horoscope. And I am a Leo ascendant person, and the Sun is the lord of Leo sign. Even though i dont love the Sun at all, as it hurts me a lot, but i had to accept it, as i got another friend to talk in the daytime.
One day, when i was talking with one of my friend, he told me “Suchi, control your mind”. Generally, I am a very free, naughty, open-hearted and blunt kind of person and I say whatever comes to my mind whether positive or negative about the opposite person and i dont care at all how he takes it. I am far away from the fake person. Simultaneously, i always keep my self very open to accept any valid negative feedback towards me too. By doing this, i feel that i can detach myself immediately from the negative thought coming to my mind about the once i say in front of the person. So, i have very few friends circle. I love my friendship the most. He said me so because my this kind of speech may be considered as very rude for the opposite person. He was right and he wanted me not to say the right words in front of the opposite person, which may hurt him and as a result i may lose his friendship with me. But, i can never be a fake person. After coming back to my house, i started analyzing about the reason of the destruction of a person and how that can be controlled.
What i found is that mind is the only reason of all kind of destruction of a person. Each and every destruction comes out from the emotion, whether it is positive or negative, if its positive, but in a destructive way, then again it becomes negative. For example, being in Love is an emotion, but too much of emotional is not good and being in emotional and spending so much of money is also a reason of destruction for us. So, once we control our mind, we can control the negative consequences happen in our life. And this is a practice, not a job of one day. I dont know whether that friend of mine would be reading this or not, but here, i would like to thank him, because of whom i realized that controlling mind is good. I had a crush towards a person and told in front of him, and after few days i came out from that feelings. So, i always feel that telling my feelings in front of a person is a great way to detach myself from that feeling. But, before that why cannot i control my mind to not roam in that feelings. And that is best way of getting attached towards my Paramatma. And now i came to know what is the significance of moonsign, why moonsign is so important and why there is no concept as Jupitersign or Saturnsign :).
Every thing around us has an effect on something within us – be it our exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation (UVR), looking at the morning sky, taking a walk in the forest, or swimming in the sea – nature’s beauty prompts the flow of hormones and energy in our body. But not everything that’s present in nature is fundamentally good for human beings. As part of my analysis of my horoscope, i had found out that I belong to 4th Pada of Cancer moonsign. Cancer is ruled by the Moon. When the Moon sits in its own sign, it becomes very strong in its own behavior. Means i am a very emotional person, as the moon only reflects the light of the sun, its energy affects the water, and the mind of human body. And this is scientifically proven, which is why when someone goes crazy, they are called lunatics. The word lunatic is derived from the word ‘lunar’ because the mind is connected to the moon. Ancient people did an in-depth study about how the moon affects the mind, how the moon is moving around in different constellations; how different degrees of the moon has a definite impact on the mind. That’s what they use the words ‘Tara-bal’ and‘Chandra-bal’. The moon is in one constellation for two and a half days, then it moves to the other constellation. So in two and half days there are changes in the mood of the mind. The moon has an effect on water and our body contains a lot of water. Hence on the day of Purnima or Full Moon it is beneficial to do meditation, as a strong vibration happens in our body and meditation is much required to control our mind during that time. This is most applicable for the people born on Cancer moonsign and cancer ascendant. And it is suggested to these people be in a deep meditation during this time, to calm down the effect of these strong vibrations.
Let us see how the moon effects our body: Indian ancient scriptures such as Vishnu Purana talk about the origin of the moon. According to this Purana, the moon has emerged from the Milky ocean with his soft and snowy beams. Food that we consume is converted into 2 parts – Mind energy and Prana. The mind energy is centered in the pineal gland area from which vital hormones get secreted. The moon enters this gland to take control of all our activities from night till the time we wake up. The rays of the moon affect human beings, animals, plants, water and so on. Our body consists of 60% water. So, the full moon meditation helps the seekers in going inward, transcend the mind, and feel the divinity within.
Medical professionals often report that more injuries occur during a full moon, and law enforcement officers note that people often point to the full moon as an explanation of their “bad behavior.” In 2005, researchers from the Mayo Clinic found no increase in the number of visits to a psychiatric emergency department they studied during the three nights when the moon was full as compared to other nights. However, Elizabeth Loftus, a professor who teaches cognitive science at UCI, did concede that perhaps the full moon makes people who are already mentally unstable feel a bit more uneasy than usual, which might cause them to act out in unusual ways.
The mind, which consists of conscious and sub-conscious mind, reacts to the standing and positioning of the moon in the sky. Neuroscience has recognized that the subconscious controls 95% of our lives.
Subconscious mind is the collective storehouse of impressions, memories and thoughts accumulated over the years and lifetime and it has a higher operating frequency in comparison to that of the moon. One needs constructive thinking and observatory skills to get into the realms of the sub-conscious mind.
The moon frequencies have the power to make the thought frequencies in our sub-conscious mind to surface to the conscious mind. Since our sub-conscious mind consists of unnecessary and necessary, positive and negative imprints, their combined rise to the conscious mind, can leave us feeling exasperated, crazy and mindless.