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Know About Zodiac Signs: Introduction, Chapter i, Part - 3

Dr. Shanker Adawal

2. Moon: The Mind

Moon is the nearest plane to the Earth. It is the only planet in the solar system which revolves around the Earth. The distance between the Earth and Moon is 2,38,000 miles approximately. Moon is preserving and formative. Where Sun is the generator of power, the Moon is the conductor of power lent by the Sun. Moon is the conductor of power lent by the Sun. Moon shines in the reflected light of the Sun. Where Sun gives the spirit and life to all planets, Moon rules the lives of the beings on Earth. Sun represents individuality whereas Moon shows one’s personality. Moon is the karka of mother. Because Moon is a feminine in gender, the person under the influence of Moon becomes timid, vacillating, receptive and convertible. Moon governs the impregnation, conception, birth of child, the animal instinct, the union and the embryo. It also rules the infant stage of a person and it has powerful influence on their lives.

Afflicted Moon at the time of birth causes ailments frequently and does not allow having a proper growth. Natives ruled by Moon generally have white complexion and charming eyes. They are plump and of short stature. They walk with a rolling gait. Moon’s influence is said to be cold, moist, phlegmatic and feminine. She is fruitful and convertible in nature according to her position in the chart and her aspects and location in the zodiac (by sign) at that time. Her proximity to the Earth and rapidity of motion render her a powerful significator in all branches of astrology. She makes a complete transit of the all the signs in every 28 days approximately or 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes. Moon rules over liquids, fresh water, milk, public commodities like groceries, fish, drinks etc., also sailing, brewing, nursing and females in general. Moon influences the growth of all life including plants. She governs the brain, breasts, left eye of the male and right eye of the female. Her day is Monday, metal silver, color white; gem pearl and other white stones. People ruled by Moon are usually sensitive, emotional and domesticated, possessing a love for home and kindred. They would have a good memory. Having a fertile imagination and being also very conscientious, they meet with many ups and downs in their life. They are quite receptive and mediumistic and frequently possess musical talent. Their liking inclination will be towards water and natural beauty very much.

If the Moon is unfavourably disposed in horoscope then the natives may be either too easy going and given to self gratification. He may be over indulgence in eating, drinking or pleasure, or may be too changeable, negative and uncertain. Person ruled by Moon do well as nurses, cooks, confectioners, grocers, gardeners, matrons, dealers in liquids, stewards, clerks, companions and in other occupations of a common, public or fluctuating nature. Waxing Moon is considered a benefic and waning Moon a malefic one. Moon has the lordship of Cancer. She is exalted in Taurus and debilitated in Scorpio. Her highest exaltation point is 3o of Taurus and the lowest debilitation point is 3o of scorpio. The first 3o of Taurus constitute Moon’s exaltation portion and the remaining part of 27o are her Mooltrikona.


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