The Moon, familiar because we see it almost every night, is nevertheless mysterious–especially when we ponder its origin and nature. Astrologically, we understand the Moon’s association with femininity, motherhood, the nurturing instinct, food, self-care, the body’s immune system, emotions, caring for others, our household and home, and much more.
The Moon is responsible for our basic survival instincts. To survive, we must eat, protect our bodies with clothing, sleep, have a roof over our heads, engage with a partner in loving relationship and for procreation purposes, find meaningful work, and gain knowledge to maintain our good reputation in both our professional community and society at large.
Think about how much time we spend during each day taking care of our basic Moon-related needs. We sleep/rest (Moon), awaken and shower (Moon), eat our breakfast (Moon), and go to work to make money—necessary to maintain satisfying our basic needs–all ruled by the Moon.
Often, we spend very little, if any, daily time on concerns that don’t have to do with the Moon’s need for physical and material security. We can become so focused on these survival necessities that our pursuit of them leaves little time for reflecting on the bigger picture or engaging in spiritual exercises.
When you stop to think about it, hunger/satisfaction cycles seem to drive our whole existence. When hungry, we’re motivated by thoughts of how we can satisfy that hunger. The Moon drives not only food-related hunger, but also the hunger which motivates one to achieve many different types of satisfaction. Have you ever felt hungry–not for food, but for something else?
There is hunger for knowledge, meaningful work, physical activity—such as exercise, dance, partying, sex—as well as for other experiences like shopping, travel, socializing, etc. Even the desire to achieve a certain societal goal can be translated as hunger. Once we discover what it is we crave, our goal becomes fulfilling that craving and experiencing satisfaction.
How Other Planets Help Satisfy Our Cravings
The Moon is all about the word lifestyle. All of this translates into our desire not only to survive, but to thrive, through the development of a more comfortable lifestyle. When we look at aspects of our lives for which other celestial bodies are responsible, we can trace the Moon’s involvement in each.
For example, Venus rules choices based on I like this more than I like that or I love that and I don’t love this. The Moon’s participation in these choices provides the deeper underlying basis from which such choices are made in the first place.
Say, for example, you want a dress. The reason for buying a dress is so that you have something to wear. Clothes, in general, are part of self-care.
Can the Moon function without Venus? Yes, but the clothes would lack esthetic value. With respect to food, Venus would be responsible for the choice of a fine restaurant and a meal’s beautiful presentation; however, the Moon without Venus might leave your stomach full–and therefore technically satisfied–but devoid of gratifying culinary esthetics.
Can Venus act without the Moon? I cannot think of an example where the Moon would not be involved. Take art, for example, and it’s easy to see how the Moon is involved on many levels.
Artistic creations touch one’s emotions, as evidenced by any art lover’s purchase. Decorating one’s home helps beautify the immediate environment, elicits happy emotions, and infuses a positive sense of excitement.
Meanwhile, the artist strives to produce art to sell so he or she can make money to survive. Just as with food, when a piece of art is created, sold, or purchased, it produces a feeling of satisfaction in the artist and the art lover, every step of the way.
Other planets are also indicators of the flavors of the Moon’s hunger and how we may achieve satisfying our different needs.
Mars peppers our hunger for action, physical activity, sex, and intense arguments. Venus sweetens it with cravings for esthetically pleasing foods, possessions, beautiful creations, and social outings. Mercury drives it toward anything communication-related, including the need for (and to share) information, intellectual exchanges, short trips, and social network interactions, among other things.
Jupiter magnifies hunger out of proportion, causing a craving for travel, higher education, or anything that expands one’s horizons. Saturn infuses into Moon activities minimalism and discipline, and creates a feeling of satisfaction around things done correctly, in a timely fashion, at minimal expense, and successfully. For example, Saturn might prompt you to bid on a piece of real estate property, and in doing so, help you successfully gain a stronger foundational footing in your community.
Uranus can make you crave something—anything!—different, unusual, and/or spontaneous, while Neptune creates the desire to escape reality. This escape may take various forms, including addictive behavior such as indulgence in alcohol or drugs, or more charitable behavior that includes meditation, creative participation in the arts, film, religion, and spirituality. Pluto strikes the chord of cravings for experiences so deep and intense that only strong medication can either subdue or subside such intense desires.
Harmonious aspects to the Moon, such as the trine and sextile, illustrate the ease with which one may satisfy one’s hunger through the flavor of the aspecting planet. For example, if the Moon trines Venus, one can look and behave charmingly with whomever one meets and in whatever clothes one wears. It would be easy for such a person to choose beautiful outfits, attract love, and feel satisfied with the amount of love received.
Squares and oppositions to the Moon can make for strong cravings that prove difficult or impossible to satisfy, especially at a young age. For example, a square to the Sun might result in constant dissatisfaction with self-expression, while a square to Pluto may cause one to crave intense encounters, yet leave one ultimately unsatisfied or even damaged by the intensity of such experiences. The Moon in opposition to a planet may result in one living with intensely unsatisfying conditions for extended periods.
The Power of the Moon
What is it about the Moon that gives it such power over us, making us respond to its every move? What makes the Moon such a massive puppeteer and we humans–connected to it by seemingly invisible strings–powerless puppets?
The lunar tidal effect on the oceans is well known, as is the fact that the gravitational pull of the constantly moving Moon creates gravity waves. These waves have traditional attributes, like wave length, frequency, phase, direction of propagation, wave energy, and amplitude.
Since we consist mostly of water, we experience the same gravitational pull as the tides of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, and well as that of all other bodies of water on our planet. Gravity is the most obvious and constant force that seems to be at the root of all other vibrations which affect us and make us part of the human ocean!
Vedic astrology considers the Moon more important than the Sun in regards to brain function. The brain is 78% water—far more watery than the rest of the body. Essentially, our whole body is a tool for accomplishing tasks set by the brain, which is basically a water tank with a sophisticated structure designed to process wave energy information and translate it into hunger.
This hunger becomes synonymous with desire or the motivation to do something that results in satisfaction. Therefore, it’s the brain that’s most responsive to Moon-related gravity waves. Think about how thoughts and decisions depend upon your basic needs, worries, and desires.
If we truly want to study the lunar effect on our lives from the standpoint of physics, we can study wave physics and watch how waves with certain frequencies interact with waves of other frequencies. We can also note what happens to an object exposed to constant bombardment by energy waves of various frequencies.
However, we don’t need to go deeply into physics to understand that which is obvious. For example, we can simply look at a small boat on the ocean. Say the Moon’s pull creates a wave that carries a certain energy. The boat will be pushed by the wave in the direction of the wave propagation. Consequently, the wave’s energy is defined by the strength or weakness of the pull on the boat.
We all know we’re bound to our planet by gravity, but sometimes we forget what this really means. Seen as part of the bigger picture, the Earth ties us to the surface, while the Moon ties us to its cyclical motion. In other words, the Moon’s gravitational pull throws us around like a wave tosses a small boat, and we are at its mercy.
Can we escape the Moon’s gravitational grip? No, not unless we find a way to escape gravity!
The Moon’s History
Have we humans always been so controlled by the Moon? There’s plenty of evidence in archeological findings, and tales from international folklore, that there were times on Earth when the Moon did not exist.
Can you imagine human life without the Moon? Can you imagine your horoscope, your natal chart, without the Moon?
To understand what the Moon means to us, let’s look at it from another angle. Let’s see what’s been both officially and unofficially observed. Exploring lunar anomalies is one way to see how unnatural the Moon might be.
A famous NASA document published in the 1960s1 notes the large number of Moon anomalies recorded by astronomers between 1500 and 1967 that no one can explain from the standpoint of contemporary mainstream science.
A list of a few popular anomalies follows:
- The bright blue glow of the Aristarchus crater
- Red clouds
- Moving rocks
- A transient lunar phenomenon (TLP), which is a short-lived light, color, or change in appearance on the surface of the Moon
- Strange structures
- Moon rays
- Shallow or bottomless craters
- Long tracks
Visible temporary lunar surface aberrations–recorded through the centuries–total more than 570!
The biggest anomaly of all is the existence of the Moon itself! Its near-perfect orbit and the fact that only one side faces Earth implies the impossibility of how the Moon came about from the standpoint of materialistic science and common sense.
Mainstream science posits three popular theories on the Moon’s origin2:
- The Moon was formed out of space dust, simultaneously with Earth, during the solar system formation (The Condensation Theory)
- The Moon was a piece of Earth that broke off during a meteor strike (The Giant Impactor Theory)
- The Moon came from outer space and was captured by Earth’s gravity (The Capture Theory)
The fact that Moon samples, collected by American and Russian Moon missions, are comprised of different basic elements from that of Earth prove the invalidity of the first two theories.
Based on the study of Moon soil samples picked up by Luna 16, an unmanned Russian probe sent to the Moon in September 1970, Russian researchers concluded that the Moon is billions of years older than Earth. 3,4
The third theory works with all this data, except for the fact that the scientists cannot wrap their minds around the fact that the Moon’s orbit and dynamic is so perfect. If the Moon was a planetoid traveling from outside the solar system and caught by Earth’s gravity, it would have an elliptic orbit like other natural satellites found in the solar system, and would be explainable from the standpoint of physics.5
How does the Moon align itself so perfectly–naturally? Scientists are still scratching their heads.
Michael Vasin and Alexander Scherbakov, two Russian scientists, proposed a bold theory of the Moon’s origin in 1970 when they published an article entitled Is the Moon a Creation of Alien Intelligence?6 in the Soviet journal Sputnik.
These Soviet scientists suggested that the Moon is a planetoid, hollowed out long ago and far from Earth. They propose that advanced technology was used to soften lunar rock to form large cavities inside the Moon. The Moon, subsequently turned into a gigantic craft–hollow on the inside with a very firm protective titanium outer shell–was then steered through the cosmos and parked in Earth’s orbit.
Don Wilson published a book entitled Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon7 in 1975 that discusses evidence pointing to acceptance of the theory of these two Russian scientists.
In contrast, there exists an abundant amount of evidence from archeological research conducted by groups of scientists from different countries that points to the theory that the Moon may not have existed before the great flood described in the Bible’s Old Testament.8
The calculated time of the flood is approximately 14,000 years ago. Many researchers believe that the arrival of the Moon into the Earth’s orbit created this great flood that left its traces all over Earth’s surface.
Compared to the age of Earth or the Moon, 14,000 years is a blink of an eye.
For the latter explanation to be valid, think about millions of years of Earth’s moonless existence. What was it like from an astrological viewpoint? From a biological point of view?
We are so bound to the Sun-Moon cycle with our procreation routine, planting, and nature, what would happen to us if the Moon disappeared just as suddenly as it may have arrived?
There is strong evidence that intelligent life on Earth existed before the flood.9 Dr. Robert Schoch, a famous archeologist, found traces of water erosion on the Egyptian Sphinx,10 which could mean it was built before the flood–and therefore before the Moon was proposed to have arrived.
There are many other ancient structures and pyramids around the globe that might have been built during Earth’s moonless period. A number of structures found deep under water near Cuba, Japan, and other places11,12, exhibit signs of highly intelligent design and the use of sophisticated technologies that alter the state of materials, like rocks, rendering them soft or weightless during the construction stages.
Researchers have noticed that these structures around the globe possess many points in common–including that they are gigantic and seem to have been built for giants. Beside this, the internet is filled with information about discoveries of the bones and skeletons of ancient giants found in various parts of the globe13.
Might this mean that the Moon isn’t simply the creator of the oceans’ tides, changes in our moods, and women’s monthly cycles? Could the Moon be responsible for many more profound aspects of our existence, such as the size, lifespan, and DNA structure of humans, animals, and plants–and much more?
In epigenetics, it’s proven that DNA experiences changes under external vibrational influences.14 This means that subtle gravitational fluctuations due to planetary movements could induce subtle variations in DNA, while drastic gravitational changes might cause drastic variations in DNA. Consequently, the DNA of earthlings living on a moonless planet would very likely differ from our current DNA.
Dr. Valery Uvarov, head of the Department of UFO Research, Paleosciences and Paleotechnology, of the National Security Academy of Russia, names a more precise timeframe for the appearance of the Moon in our sky: 13,665 years ago.
Based on his research and the ideas of other brilliant minds, Dr. Uvarov suggests the Moon may be the biggest chunk of the remains of the planet Phaeton that used to occupy an orbit between Mars and Jupiter. It’s proposed that at some point Phaeton exploded and formed an asteroid belt.
It would make sense to suppose that such an explosion could cause a lot of damage in the solar system, and that pieces of Phaeton might have crushed their way into the surfaces of Mars, Earth, and other planets.15
Also, it seems possible that debris from Phaeton bombarded Earth and may have thrown it off balance by tilting its axis. Dr. Uvarov talks also about how the Moon might have been brought to Earth by celestial guardians in order to remove it from this destructive path and to balance the Earth’s orbit.
There exists a Zulu legend that believes life on Earth was different before the Moon arrived. A beautiful, gentle, lush, green place, Earth had no seasons and was permanently surrounded by a canopy of water vapor. Humans did not feel the Sun’s fierce glare like we do now, and could view it only through a watery mist.
After reading the above, what will you think about the next time you look at the Moon? Will you look at it differently now? Hopefully this article has given you some food for thought!
Editor’s Note: Nadia Smirnova-Mierau discussed Physics of Astrology at the 2017 NCGR Conference in Baltimore, where she described the scientific mechanism by which celestial bodies can affect us on a physical level. This talks provides a deeper understanding.
1. NASA Technical Report R-277, “Chronological Catalog of Reported Lunar Events,“ published in July 1968.
2. “Where did the Moon come from?” NASA ‘Questions and Answers’ (http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/questions/question38.html).
3. “Luna 16”, Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luna_16).
4. Prokopenko, Igor. Documentary Series. “Moon Origin. New Facts” and “The territory of the misconceptions”. (https://youtu.be/MMAJDt8a7bk).
5. Documentary Series, Ancient Aliens, “Space Station Moon” S11E11, History Channel.
6. Vasin, Michael and Scherbakov, Alexander. “Is the Moon a Creation of Alien Intelligence?” Journal “Sputnik”, July 1970. (http://www.bibliotecapleyades.net/luna/esp_luna_6.htm).
7. Wilson, Don. Our Mysterious Spaceship Moon. Dell, publisher, 1975.
8. Documentary Series, Ancient Aliens, History Channel.
10. Schoch, Dr. Robert. “Ancient Egypt Sphinx Water Erosion Hypothesis.” (https://youtu.be/-7ShMxEvf-U).
11. “Cuban underwater city.” Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cuban_underwater_city).
12. “5 Most Mysterious Underwater Structures Ever Discovered.” Youtube video (https://youtu.be/x9B8dTkYqds).
13. Vieira, Jim. Lecture, “Mysterious Stone Chambers and Giants Discovered in New England” (https://youtu.be/9-4sI34aIZ0).
14. “Epigenetics” Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epigenetics).
15. Uvarov, Dr. Valery. “What is The Moon?” (https://youtu.be/W95GpAJBpeg)
16. Mazza, Justin. “The Moon Is a Death Star.” (http://www.mazzastick.com/the-moon-is-a-death-star/).