When the moon is dark, the sun may still shine for the light of the sun does not depend upon the moon, it comes from inside itself and from the other stars and from God on the spiritual level. On the other hand, if the sun became dark, the moon could not shine forth without it because the moon has no actual light of it’s own, no internal light, but only a pale reflection of the light of the sun. Yet, there are those who, for some strange reason, think that the moon is the equal of the sun.
It is understandable than that the sun became a symbol of God and the spiritual worlds while the moon symbolizes Satan, the fallen angels, and the material worlds or worlds of darkness. The fallen angels are much like the moon in that they have no light of their own but can only reflect God’s Light. And just as a bright moon can sometimes confuse people into thinking they are looking at the sun, the fallen angels can deceive people into thinking they are true angels of God by reflecting light that isn’t there own. It confuses people because the terms darkness and dark beings causes us to expect such beings to appear in complete darkness, with no light at all, but that is not how it works. It is more a matter of the kind of light than the lack of it. The beings of darkness can only glow with material light while the true Light Beings glow with both spiritual and material light, though mostly spiritual, but, since most of us haven’t awakened the facilities that allow us to see spiritual light, we see only the material light and so both being look much the same to us.
And while the sun is a symbol of God, it too is both a spiritual and a material thing. So before you rush to join some group engaged in some form of sun gazing for health and enlightenment, be sure it is one that is teaching you to gaze primarily at the spiritual sun, the Sun of Righteousness which awakens the soul and brings enlightenment by filling you with the Light of God, rather than one that is teaching you to gaze only on the material sun which may give you more energy, but cannot awaken the soul.