Planet Moon, Luminous and Nurturing! Planet Moon governs the power of mind, emotions, and versatility. Moon denotes five senses and intellect. He is believed to bless us with the power of meditation, focus and resistance against infections. Planet Moon belongs to the water element and is a vehicle of mind. All the liquids, water bodies on the earth plane are under the influence of the Moon. He has various other names like Chandra, Soma.
Moon plays a major role in Vedic astrology; the Lunar calendar, astrology predictions are based on Chandra. Moon helps us strengthen maternal bonds, minds, and emotions. It can bring perfect balance in work & life, increase self-esteem and self-confidence. Planet Moon rules the mind, thoughts, and action. Chandra Bhagwan has a deep impact on decision-making skills and can bring life-altering fortunes.
Well placed Moon can elevate the sense of serenity, calmness. It strengthens the mind, relationship with maternal roots and purifies emotions. Inauspicious placements result in staggered mind functions, altered perceptions and strained maternal chords. Moon is the closest to Earth and has a great impact on how we think and emote. It also reflects our souls’ expression and the way we perceive life situations. It decodes all that is going on in the subconscious mind, deepest needs and is a major factor in defining emotional intelligence.
Another reason why Moon is important in the human system is because it reflects the feminine part -Ida in yogic sciences or the primordial emotions and experiences that one would want to go through to feel emotionally satisfied and accomplished. Another physical phenomenon is that the water element of our body, i.e., 70%, is already ruled by Moon. We have a closer connection with Moon than any other planet. Blood, hormones, procreative juices, and joint liquids & left eye are all ruled by Chandra. A strong Moon brightens our minds with sensitivity and comprehension.
The position of the Moon in different houses and different signs of the horoscope has varying effects. Though these effects rely on lordship, affliction, conjunction, constellation, and aspect, some common attributes are discussed here.