After the Sun, the Moon is the brightest planet. It is the Earth’s nearest satellite, rotating once every 28 days on average. It is the only planet that orbits Earth.
If the Sun is a power generator, the Moon will be a power conductor. Nearly one-half of the Moon gets light from the Sun. The Moon glows mostly through the Sun’s reflected light.
In Vedic Astrology and Hinduism, the planet Moon plays a crucial and prominent role. Although the Moon is not technically a planet but it is treated as such in Vedic Astrology.
In the Hindu mythology, it is believed that Chandra (Moon) came out of the sea of milk as a result of churning by Asuras and Devas.
He was regarded as a planet and one of the Navagrahas as he has a magnificent form. He is considered a Deva. Chandra married Tara and had a son named Buddha (Mercury). However, the son grew up despising his father as his birth was the result of deadly sin. In Astrology, both the planets, Mercury and Moon, are considered rivals.
Afterwards, Chandra had married 27 daughters of Daksha who asked him of loving all of his girls equally. But Chandra was incline toeards Rohini and loved her the most, Observing this, Daksha git angry and cured the Moon that he will loose his lustre. Over the time, he became able to regain it. Since then, the cycle of gaining and loosing his lustre is known as wanning and waxing of the Moon.
Since we know the fact that Chandra loved Rohini the most, it is said that Moon feels exalted the most in Taurus especially during Rohini nakshatra.
Moon is a feminine planet that is nocturnal, cool, changeable, damp, and receptive.
The planet Moon rules the fourth Zodiac sign, “Cancer.” On average, the Moon moves roughly 13 degrees per day, and when it passes over Taurus, it reaches its maximum strength of 3 degrees.
During its transit through Scorpio, it becomes afflicted and weak. The influence of the Moon is determined by the sign in which it is located, the aspects it gets, and its relationship to other planets.
Lunacy, eye disease, paralysis, hysteria, epilepsy, colic, cough and cold, measles, intestinal issues, dyspepsia, hydrocele, ailments induced by excessive drinking, bronchitis, asthma, tumours, nervous debility, dysentery, cancer, and typhoid are among the diseases mentioned by Chandra.
Animals like the dog, cat, mouse, amphibious creatures, and horses are represented by Chandra. Goose, crab, duck, water-bird, tortoise, owl, and oyster are among the animals she represents.
Mountains, fortresses, oceans, rivers, and places of dwelling are all represented by Abode Chandra.
Gems and precious metals
Chandra’s precious jewel is the pearl, which also reigns over all white stones. Silver, tin, and other white metals are among the metals portrayed. In Chandra’s Nakshatra, natives whose Lagnesh (lord of ascendant) is Chandra can begin wearing the ring with these stones in silver on their ring finger.
|Karkatwa of Planet: MOON|
|General||Mother, woman, milk, fickle, changing, smooth, virtuous, restaurants, eatables, hotels, foreign land, Psychology, soft, travels, wells, and mind|
|Health (body part)||Left eye, blood|
|Relation||Mother, Mother in law, queen ,Aunty|
|Places||All watery places.|
|Substance||food stuff, milk, blood, ksheera sagara.|
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