The Dark Moon as a very important index of a horoscope now is taken
into account of many astrologers from different schools and currents. It's
well-known already that the point named the Dark Moon is the apogee of
the lunar orbit (according to another version, it's the second focus of
the lunar orbit, which coincides with the projection of the apogee relatively
to the centre of the Earth), and the Dark Moon makes one revolution relatively
to the point of the vernal equinox (0 Aries) for 8.85 years. Until now
the most of astrologers used only one Dark Moon named Lilith or
Luna Nera, which is the mean apogee, i.e. some kind of mathematical idealization,
an average movement of the real object. But for a complete picture
we have to count also the real or oscillating, looping Dark Moon named
Druj , which is the
First of all we need to review Dark Moon's interpretations in general.
Orthodox explanations of the Avestan School of Astrology
says to us that the Dark (Black) Moon is an index of dark karma, or all
evil works and sins of a man. Of course, it's right not all time. From
astropsychological point of view, the Dark Moon (lunar orbit's apogee)
is an appearance of the unconscious, some place where human moon source
is going out of control. According to this attitude, the Dark Moon is moon
function's maximum, the strongest manifistation of subconsciousness, which
is able to eclipse an intellect and our rational thinking. There is no
reason to assert that it is bad, because subconsciousness is important
for a man as well as consciousness, and dream isn't less important then
awakening. Besides, the Dark Moon is a point of the present time at the
lunar orbit, i.e. it's connected with our ability to live and to act at
the current moment on unconscious level. Is it so bad? Another question,
that a lot of complexes and latent, secret desires overburdens people's
subconsciousness, threrfore the most of people can not reach harmony and
tranquillity because of a permanent tension holding their psyche (Moon).
And lunar orbit's point of apogee (maximum) forces to come out those concealed
desires in their full strength aside from mental control. So we can't treat
the Dark Moon as a source of all human dirt and darkness or all sins of
the mankind. Firstly, this Dark Moon is not more then an indicator, and
secondly it's an indicator of human hidden essence, underwater part of
an iceberg, which isn't usually shown by a man to anybody (including him/herself)
because of fear. But if a man overcame this fear and saw his/her
own unconscious complexes, realized his/her "negative karma"
[We can't discuss here all kinds or meanings of "karma", here
we mean an information, which is located in the unconsciousness. As we
know any corrections of such a matter is more then hard] (and what else
could help to a man to do that, if not the Dark Moon?), so now a person
has a chance to liberate him/herself from these complexes and realize his/her
Dark Moon as a real point of the Present Time on the level of the unconsciousness.
The Difference Between Mean and True
So what is the difference between the Mean Dark Moon Lilith and
True one named Druj ?
Among some Russian astrologers there is a lot of false judgements and nonsensical
conjections nohow connected with Reality, that it can be easy to get confused
sometimes. Even you can think that all those astrologers follow a principle
"the more absurd the better, the more unscientific the more esoteric".
The most common point of view is an opinion that the oscillating Dark or
Light Moon makes loops in accordance with some simple mathematical law.
Repeatedly the Author saw many versions of tables of the Dark and Light
Moon's movement which were calculated "considering loops". Obviously,
they don't have and can't have anything common with Reality, these tables
are responsible for deplorable mistakes of many astrologers, who believe
in those "loops" of the Dark and Light Moons, invented by somebody's
unknown. And what is amazing, for some reason nobody trys to describe movement
of the True Node of the Moon with the same tables, diagrams or formulae.
Perhaps, that is because of everybody's knowledge of the Node's ephemerides,
and any profanation about this subject will make reader or listner smiled.
Isn't it clear, that both Dark and Light Moons has at least the same order
of complexity of their true movement? Then it's necessary to be not a perfect
mathematician only, but an astronomer also for creation of the exact mathematical
model of the True Node of the Moon. Strange to say this thought dosn't
flash into a mind of such authors, who promote their "theories"
of the True Dark and White Moons' movement. Obviously, it's easy to speculate
upon something unknown to most of readers or listeners without deepening
into "excessive" complexities of the exact sciences. In this
case it's possible to present not only unverified, but certainly wrong
opinions as the doubtless truth. The mischief of it is that nobody can
refute these opinions for the time being. But all these theories are going
to crash down themselfs in one day.
So, the True Dark Moon (the true apogee of the lunar orbit), indeed,
fluctuates relatively to the Mean Dark Moon with the amplitude about 20
degrees and the period about a lunar month. However, this statement is
absolutely insufficient for construction of the theory of the True
Dark Moon's movement. Such a calculation of it's exact positions has to
use the latest achievements of the astronomy. And if, dear readers, anybody
will tell you the contrary, don't believe, it's a mark of incompletence
in astronomy as well as in both mathematics and physics.
The fact is the distance between the True and Mean Dark Moon is huge
sometimes even in astrological measurings, and we have to be especially
attentive with the difference in interpretation of these two points. Any
mean point can be determined as some abstraction, an ideal image, it reflects
our abstract notion about this matter. This point shows how concrete
problems are reflected upon our [illusory] perception. This is because
of our mind isn't able to follow all "tricks" of the motion of
oscillating points, so some average models work in our mind. On the other
hand, real (true) points reveal what is going on in reality. We
take it as only external events and phenomena of a resonance, what is,
generally, wrong. Therefore we have to have our special attention to interpretation
of the real points, not ideal models.
By the way, one is luckly who has his mean point in conjunction with
true one, his perceptions are most of all close to Reality.
In the case of the Dark Moon the mean point demonstrate our notions
about our subconscious problems and complexes, but the true point reveals
these problems and complexes themselves. Most of people have these points
in the limit of one sign, which means that they have at least an approximate
idea about their subconscious complexes. But if you have these points in
different signs, it's very hard for you to get the correct ideas - your
notions can be disconnected with reality at all.
The Explanations to the Ephemerides
The Ephemerides of the True Dark Moon (Druj) is
a daily ephemerides of the oscillating apogee of the lunar orbit in it's
projection upon the Ecliptic for midnight and midday of Terrestrial Dynamic
Time (TDT). The caclucations of the oscillating lunar apogee positions
is based on the lastest theory LE403
developed at the NASAJet
Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and published in May 1995. This theory
based on a dynamic model of the Moon's movement, which is the most exact
now, so this theory, obviousy, will be accepted by the International
Astronomical Union (IAU) as a new international standard for astronomical
almanacs and all highly precise calculations. The difference between
the real Moon positions and Moon positions calculated with LE403 is not
more that 0.1" of arc, therefore we can take this ephemerides as
absolutely correct. The difference between the Terrestrial Dynamic
Time TDT (which is ephemerides' argument) and Universal Time (UT1), called
Delta T (TDT=UT1+DeltaT), can be bypassed here without any loss of accuracy.
The calculations did not apply any corrections with the finiteness of
light speed, which are using in all astronomical and, unfortunatly, astrological
ephemerides. According to the Time Theory by professor N.A.Kozyrev, we accept
an influence of the real current positions of planets and points,
rather that visible positions, because the Time don't spread, but the Time
appears at the Whole Universe at once. Therefore any true astrological
ephemerides must contain the real positions of planets and sensitive
points with no lights effects.