Consider that during an eclipse, along with the dragon, both luminaries are involved. If we look at this imaginatively we might be puzzled. Why should the Moon, who already receives the light of the Sun obscure him entirely, as if she wants to greedily keep all of his light for herself?
During a total eclipse we have a rare opportunity to figuratively “see” the dark side of the Moon. This is the part of the Moon that faces away from the earth and is without light. The true Dark Moon. During an eclipse it is this dark side of the Moon that literally absorbs the Sun. This Dark Moon along with her compatriot the Dark Sun (who eclipses the Moon) is associated with the Nodes. We will look at this in more detail later in our discussion.