Vedic astrology sees the Sun and the Moon as in essence one planet. The Moon is the feminine side of the Sun that has been emanated to the proximity of the Earth to nourish and promote life on Earth. The Moon is the incarnation of the Divine Mother who dwells in the Sun. It is no mere astronomical coincidence that the Moon and Sun have the same relative size from the Earth. It is part of the working of cosmic law. Eclipses of the Sun and the Moon can only occur because of this. They are not accidental but are points of energy transformation necessary for the development of life on Earth.
The interrelationship of the Sun and the Moon is necessary to maintain the balance of positive and negative, masculine and feminine, yin and yang energies on Earth. Without the Moon being the same apparent size and balancing that of the Sun, life on Earth would not be possible. The homeostasis necessary for life could not be maintained. The Moon allows the Earth to hold water and is responsible for the maintenance of the oceans. Through the oceans it allows for life, for the rains that nourish plants and for maintaining fertility in creatures. Its energy allows for the building up of our bodies and minds.
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