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Friday, August 16, 2019

The Moon in Astrology

In Astrology for the Millions, by Grant Lewi: “When you “know what you mean but you can’t say it,” it is your Moon that knows it and your Sun that can’t say it. “Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears” are the thoughts of your Moon’s nature. The wordless ecstasy, the mute sorrow, the secret dream, the esoteric picture of yourself that you can’t get across to the world, or which the world doesn’t comprehend or value – these are the products of the Moon in your horoscope. When you are misunderstood, it is your Moon nature, expressed imperfectly through the Sun sign, that you feel is betrayed. When you know what you ought to do, but can’t find the right way to do it, it is your Moon that knows and your Sun that refuses to react in harmony. Also, when you “don’t know why I said that,” it was your Moon expressing despite your Sun (if you are innerly satisfied with the involuntary speech), or the Sun expressing against the will of the Moon (if you are displeased with what has slipped out). Things you know without thought – intuitions, hunches, instincts – are the products of the Moon. Modes of expression that you feel are truly your deepest self belong to the Moon: art, letters, creative work of any kind; sometimes love; sometimes business. Whatever you feel is most deeply yourself, whether or not you are able to do anything about it in the outer world, is the product of your Moon and of the sign your Moon occupies at birth.” {#}

Scientific/Astronomical significance of the Moon.

The Moon is the natural satellite of the Earth revolving around the latter with a diameter of 27% and the mass of 1.23% of that of the Earth.

It is approximately 384,000 km from the Earth and takes 27.32 days to complete one revolution around the latter.

Since the Moon revolves around the Earth with its same side facing the Earth each time, we are able to experience the different phases of the Moon due to the light reflected by it directed on it from the Sun.

Hence, at the time of Full Moon, the sequence of placement is The Sun ➔➔ Earth ➔➔ Moon and at New Moon it The Sun ➔➔ Moon ➔➔ Earth.

Astrological significance of the Moon.

The Moon is the mind. And when the placement of the moon is strong in one's natal chart, it bestows life and strength to the native. It signifies the inner self and Emotional Quotient of the person. It tells how much stable or fickle-minded a person is in the unexpected or harsh times. It also represents the mood swings and instincts just similar to the pattern of the ebbs of the tides happen due to its gravitational forces. The phases of the moon not only affect our moods but also the feminity and fertility. It is all about love, peace, care, nurturing, compassion and sensitivity. Most of the strongest Yogas or Planetary Combinations in the Vedic Astrology derive their value and validity through the strength and placement of the Moon. For example:
Chandradhi Yoga, Gaja Keshri Yoga, etc.

 let us quickly learn about certain facts about the same in regards to Astrology.

Planetary Cabinet: Queen

Planetary Nature: Waxing Moon is Benefic and Waning moon is Malefic with the weakest moon in the 14th and 15th days of the dark fortnight.

Planetary Complexion: Tawny

Planetary Deity: Water(Varuna)

Relationship Governed: Mother

Sex/Gender: Female

Element: Water

Planetary Caste: Commercial Community(Vaishya)

Planetary Abode: Watery Places

Planetary Taste: Saline

Planetary Period: Muhurtha

Planetary Directional Strength: North Direction

Guna: Sattwika

Physical Appearance: Windy and Phlegmatic. 

Round Body and Learned. Auspicious looks and Sweet speech, Fickle-minded and very Lustfull.

Transit: 2.5 days

Direction: North-West

Day: Monday

Metal: Silver

Gemstone: Pearl

Body Parts Ruled: Body fluids, Lungs, Left eye, Breast, Blood, Renal, intestinal and Lymphatic Ducts, Brain and Heart, Menstruation, Pineal gland, etc.

Friendly Planets: Sun, Mars, Jupiter

Inimical Planets: None

Neutral Planets: Mercury, Venus, Saturn

Own Sign: Cancer

Mooltrikone Sign: After the first 3 degrees, the rest portion in Taurus

Exalted Sign: First 3 degrees in Taurus

Debilitated Sign: 3 degrees in Scorpio

Mahadasha Period: 10 Years

Ruling Number: 2(Two)

Natural Significator: 4th House

Profession/Career Associated: Dairy or Liquid products, Navy merchant, chemists, para-medical fields, cosmetics, creative fields such as artists, singer, dancer, painter, etc, Cotton industries, travel agents and so on.


Since the moon affects both physiological and psychological well being of a person, strong moon imparts native with Emotional stability and Compassion towards others. Such a person faces the atrocities and difficult situations with calmness. A nurturing and empathetically driven person. Charming personality and able to connect to others strongly on emotional and psychological grounds. A very well contended person and deal with stress efficiently. Relationship with mother is very strong and she becomes the source of inspiration and the sole significator in the way to leading one's life.


Emotional instability and restlessness, fickle-minded, easily gets depressed and panic-stricken in the harsh times, tendency of going into state of depression, emotional setbacks, unable to express the emotions, highly sensitive and can easily cry, laugh, gets aggressive, etc., relationship with mother not so good, cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorders can also be observed when moon is too weak in the chart especially due to both Saturn and Mars aspects.

This was my take on the Moon in a very general form without taking into consideration the other aspects of astrology such as placements, aspects, conjunctions, etc. Proper analysis of the entire birth chart is of utmost importance in the process of final prediction for the person concerned.

So don't get too excited or disheartened by the general outlook or effects of the planets. Astrology is much deeper than it appears. So enjoy the ride!!


{#} Astrology for the Millions (Llewellyn's Classics of Astrology Library)

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

The Sun in Astrology

According to Maharishi Parashara's 'Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra' - "Surya Atma Jagatah Tastu Shashcha" i.e. the Sun is the soul of all that exists, whether inert or moving. The Sun is vital to the very existence of things. The word Atma (soul) means the self of a man is studied and considered from the condition of the Sun in his/her birth chart.

Scientific/Astronomical significance of the Sun.

Sun is not the planet but a luminary, a star that shines bright, being the centre of the solar system. A giant red plasma ball which was formed more than 4.5 billion years ago and comprised mainly of helium and hydrogen.
It is the prime life-giving force without which no life is possible on the Earth. It thus acts as the soul, the pivot and the support to all that exists.

Astrological significance of the Sun.

Since we all know that the Sun is not the planet but on astrological grounds, it is considered one of the 9 planets that constitute the Vedic astrology.

The below-mentioned facts shall make your understanding of the Sun in astrology, simple and precise.

Planetary Cabinet: King

Planetary Nature: Malefic

Planetary Complexion: Blood-red

Planetary Deities: Fire(Agni)

Relationship Governed: Father

Sex/Gender: Male

Element: Fire

Planetary Caste: Warriors(Kshatriyas)

Guna: Sattwika

Planetary Abode: Temple

Planetary Taste: Pungent

Planetary Period: Ayana

Planetary Directional Strength: South Direction

Physical Appearance: Honey-coloured eyes, square body, clean habits, is bilious, intelligent, manly and limited hair on the head.

Transit: 1 Month

Direction: East

Day: Sunday

Metal: Gold

Gemstone: Ruby(Manik)

Body Parts Ruled: Bones, Heart, Head, Eyes, Hair and Overall Health and Vitality.

Friendly Planets: Jupiter, Mars, Moon

Inimical Planets: Venus, Saturn

Neutral Planets: Mercury

Own Sign: Leo

Mooltrikone Sign: Leo 20 degrees

Exalted Sign: Aries 10 degrees

Debilitated Sign: Libra 10 degrees

Mahadasha Period: 6 years

Ruling Number: 1(One)

Natural Significator: 1st, 9th and 10th houses

Profession/Career Associated: Govt. sector jobs, Leaders, Politicians, Administrative and Managerial jobs, Armed forces, Civil servants, Gemologists, Consultants etc.


Disciplined, Honest, Robust, Courageous, Strong-willed, Authoritative, Good Leader, Ambitious, Bold, Confident, Straight-forward, Good Administrative and Managerial abilities, Enjoy good Govt. services and associations, successful Politician, etc.

#NOTE: Too strong Sun can be bad as it may impart individual with lots of ego, aggression and stubbornness where he constantly urges for attention and appreciation from others. He suffers from superiority complex as well. So this should be kept in check.


Missing of great opportunities in life, Unnecessary expenditure, May lose reputation in Govt. or legal litigations, Low self-confidence, Reserved, Obstacles and hurdles in life, Not so good relationship with father, Difficulty in getting fame despite being talented, less hair on the head or bald, etc. Frustrations may lead to cynicism sometimes.

However, according to me, Sun can never be weak in the birth chart despite being debilitated. This is a sort of an eclipse of the Sun which may push the person with the bad placement of the Sun to suffer its mal effects. Such a person may feel relieved after the age of 35 years when he would start getting recognition for his hard work and talents.

This was my take on the Sun in a very general form without taking into consideration the other aspects of astrology such as placements, aspects, conjunctions, etc. Proper analysis of the entire birth chart is of utmost importance in the process of final prediction for the person concerned.

So don't get too excited or disheartened by the general outlook or effects of the planets. Astrology is much deeper than it appears. So enjoy the ride!!

Reference:  Maharishi Parashara's 'Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra' book.

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