Astrology, the Moon is the symbol of the past.
orthodox ( exoteric) astrology, it represents the mother; maternity;
the womb; the home; the emotional nature, and although it is not the
way of exoteric astrology to focus upon the principles underpinning
manifested form, it is not difficult to recognise that the principle
of past unifies all those things of which the Moon, traditionally,
is the symbol.
we readily recognise that our emotional natures have been formed by
the past; that they bear the imprint of what has been, as distinct
from what is? Probably not, because our emotional reactions so
colour our realities that we think that they confer our present
fact, our emotional reactions are likely to be obscuring our true
identity. This idea is central to esoteric thinking and to esoteric
astrology. It follows from this that ‘holding down’ -
suppressing rather than repressing - the emotional reactions is one
of the fundamental preconditions of spiritual development in its
more advanced stages ( between the 2nd and 3rd Initiations).
idea will be unpopular with very many people in the emotionally
indulgent post war period. We are, by large both uncritical and
humourless about our emotional reactions, treating them with a
deference born out of fear of the consequences of denying them what
they demand. We think, incorrectly, that amongst them are to be
found the keys to heaven ........
esoteric astrology the Moon is the symbol of the past and of form.
It governs the etheric body
the energetic structure which underpins the physical body whether of
a man or mineral.
a man thinks in his heart
so he is”.........and so he will be , which is why Krishnamurti
emphasised so strongly the need to live this life as a preparation
for the next, and why a man’s dying thoughts are held to be so
examining the sign and house position of the Moon in the natal
chart, the quality of past life consciousness is described in a
summarised form. In fact the Moon belongs to a group of planets -
which we will call ‘the Moon complex’
- and it is the complex which contains the full picture.
to identify and how to work with the Moon complex will be included
in The Transitional Astrology correspondence course which the
Foundation will be offering in the year 2000.
is very valuable to know which planets in a natal chart are still
resonating to the vibration of past life.
the symbol of the past, the Moon is also one of the symbols of
continuity, the evolutionary aspect of continuity, because through
the Moon complex, which always includes Saturn, the past and present
‘Esoteric Astrology’; Alice Bailey; The Lucis Trust D.K
speaks in the Moon veiling Vulcan in the chart of an “ordinary
man”; and Uranus in the chart of a “developed man” i.e.
veiling the planetary symbols of the physical and causal vehicles,
both of them the product of evolution and consciousness, and both of
them the means of perpetuation and further progress.
follows from what has been written above, that the house position of
the Moon in a natal chart reveals the area of consciousness ( see
previous Monthly Articles June - October 1999) in which a person has
been working in past life, the memory of which is impinging upon the
present. It will reveal if a personality is new to an area of
consciousness, in which case there may be difficulty in breaking
free from the old and more familiar area of consciousness.
is the kind of practical issue of which practising astrologers need
to be aware so that they can help their clients gain clarity about
what is their rightful direction - and this will always be “where
the road of our Sun Father comes”1
lunar nodes indicate the relationship between form and consciousness
and, in a natal chart, their position by sign and house, reveal the
quality of consciousness (North Node) which is being developed over
the successsion of lifetimes by a certain kind of form and
experience (South Node). The nodes are another symbol of continuity
in its evolutionary aspect and depict the form-consciousness
nodes cannot be taken as an absolute measure of development because
of the cyclical nature of development but it will be the case that
those with the North Node in the Third Area of Consciousness and in
the signs Sagittarius; Capricorn; Aquarius or Pisces will have and
express on their level the
most inclusive, soul orientated values.
Esoteric Astrology, D.K. emphasises that the Moon is a dead
planet, a symbol in both the physical world and consciousness of a
failed system, the only role of which now is to pursue its child,
the Earth, bathing it in its noxious emanations. It is
disintegrating and one day will disappear. The effect of both these
stages of the process upon our planet and upon planetary
consciousness will be profound.
astrology, the Moon is a symbol of what has been, forms of
consciousness which must eventually disintegrate and lose their
identity, absorbed by what they have given rise to, as the physical
vehicle is discarded by the conscious entity which it has nurtured,
and as the emotional nature will eventually become absorbed in the
Christ consciousness, the Second Divine Aspect, for which it is the
agent. (This, incidentally, is where the keys of heaven are to be
is the symbol of evolution, of the relationship between the past and
a short while longer, humanity will be aware of this relationship
but time will come when the awareness of this relationship will be
replaced by the awareness of the relationship of the present to the
then the Moon will have disappeared.