Role of Moon in Astrology

The Moon represents the personal self, the feelings and the unconscious. It is a reflection of the true self, represented by the Sun. The Moon also stands for security and instinctual or habitual patterns, as well as the ability to relate to others, and to be nurturing to others. The Moon rules Cancer and is exalted in Taurus. It is often contrasted with the Sun as the female receptive principle versus the masculine or positive principle. The Moon represents the feminine and nurturing part of oneself. In a male chart, the Moon represents the feminine within, or the anima and also indicates the type of partner you will attract. The Moon also represents an attunement from the past, which operates at an instinctive or habitual level in your present life.

The Moon is goddess-like in that it symbolizes mother and the relationship between woman and child. This planet (also known as a luminary) speaks to the women in one's life and their role as nurturer. Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth are also governed by the Moon. We see the Moon casting its silvery glow from our earliest moments, when we were stroked and caressed by our mother and felt her tender touch.

The Moon is one of the most important factors in astrology. In your natal chart, she has a triple meaning. For both genders, she represents sensitivity, instinct, the unconscious, and the way you deal with your emotions, your part of femininity, your daily moods, your imagination, and your intuition.

Is the Moon Sign Important?:
The Moon's position when you were born sheds light on the interior life of a person. The Moon in a chart can explain why two people with the same Sun sign can be so different. The Moon's sign, house and phase can tell you a lot about the person's emotional instincts and habits.

If the Sun represents where you are going, the Moon signifies where you've been. More specifically, the moon rules your history, your background, emotional development, and your roots. Your ability to get in touch with your feelings is dictated by planetary aspects to the Moon.

The dynamics surrounding the moon can also indicate the state of your health, especially if you are female. The moon rules the sign of Cancer, the stomach and breasts, and the light of night (obviously, moonlight). The moon, which takes approximately 28 days to orbit the zodiac, spends two to three days in each sign every month.

If a weak moon is stilling in a bad house, but, it is being asepcted by Jupiter sitting in good house, in its excelled or strong position, it will take away over 75% of all bad effects of the moon, perhaps even more, depending up on the degrees of Jupiter. It can also be visa-versa, if a excelled moon is being aspected by Saturn or Rahu, then it will take away majority of the good qualities of the moon. Moon also represent the mother, or a motherly figure, and when badly placed, it creates tension and problem between the native and their mother.

In Vedic astrology, the Moon represents the feminine (Shakti- spark of life force) while the Sun is connected to the masculine energy (Shiva). The Sun is the day time, while the Moon is the night time; together, the movement of the Sun and Moon create the dance of Shiva and Shakti.

In Vedic astrology, the Moon is given great importance and is of equal, if not more, importance than the Sun in many regards. For if the Sun is strong, but the Moon is weak, how will the soul be nurtured and supported? Moon, or Chandra, is connected to the Mother, the nurturing quality of life, the essential intelligence of life that gives us comfort, nurturing, emotional support, our requirement for inner love and affection.

The connection of Moon to our emotions and our psychological state is not by accident since our emotional harmony is intrinsically connected to our relationship with prana, the life force. Our pranic connection (connection to life, literally) is nurtured from conception, in the womb, and then outside of the womb, after birth, by our Mother’s love and affection, her sustenance (milk and her nourishment of our being) and her ability to soothe and comfort.

The Sign the Moon is in shows the specific way we react, and the kind of emotional needs we have. The Moon goes through all 12 Signs in a month. The Moon sign's influence is at least as powerful as the Sun, showing specific habitual and environmental needs as well as ingrained reaction styles.

The House the Moon is in shows the particular area in our life which we allocate to increasing our feelings of security. This area is where we are most vulnerable and defensive. However it is also this area where we experience the greatest growth and show the greatest concern for others.

The Aspects to the Moon show specific emotional experiences which affect our psychological make-up. These aspects are integrated into our emotional nature to give specific reaction patterns and habits

The Moon in the tenth house shows success and completion of works undertaken. He will be good to others and will be helpful to the virtuous. The good results mentioned are to be understood as occurring when the Moon is strong and free from afflictions. As the Moon is a quick moving planet, it indicates many changes in the occupation. There may be fluctuations in business or frequent travelling is also indicated (particularly when the Moon may be in a movable sign).The Moon is a watery planet. So it may indicate voyages or wealth from travel to some foreign country.

The Moon is a watery planet. The native may deal in corals, pearls, liquids, milk etc. He may earn through agriculture, water, garments, cows, sugar and other articles ruled by the Moon. The person may be employed in shipping, Navy and water supply departments also. The Moon gives a desire for public life. If the Moon is a strong and a benefic planet he may get fame and happiness.

Every month there is a new moon. Depending where it falls in your horoscope, it shows which areas would be favored for new beginnings. A full moon arrives two weeks after the new moon; depending on where that moon falls in the chart, it could be time to reap the benefits or consequences of earlier actions.

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