The Moon is a powerful symbol for understanding our subconscious patterning and inner nature. Connecting to the rhythms of the moon and the lunar cycles gives us great insights into the emotional dimensions of our being.

In The Lunation Cycle: A Key to the Understanding of Personality the author, Dane Rudhyar, reveals some innovative ideas and ancient astrological practices useful in understanding a deeper layer of our personality. This is a fantastic addition to your collection especially for the astrology lovers out there!

Astrology can be defined as a technique for the study of life-cycles. Its main purpose is to establish the existence of regular patterns in sequence of events constituting man’s inner and outer experience; then, to use the knowledge of these patterns in order to control or give meaning to these experiences. As a man learns to control the genesis, development and recurrence of his experiences, he achieves mastery. This is the goal of the “adept” or the scientist – a goal which deals with the accurate timing of actions and the adjustment of expected reactions. On the other hand, as man gives meaning to his experiences by referring them to the cycles of his individual being or of humanity at large, he develops a conscious and inclusive attitude to life. he gains understanding and wisdom, which is the goal of the philosopher. Indeed, the study of cycles – that is of periodical activities in nature, human and otherwise – is the root of all significant knowledge, be it scientific or philosophical. And the study of cycles is a study of time.

Excerpt: The Lunation Cycle: A Key to the Understanding of Personality