Characteristics: Moon is concerned as a queen of planetary system.Moon has great significance in astrology as major calculations are based on the Moon sign nakshatra like Vimshottri Dasha, transit positions of planets and Rashiphal.Moon moves at the fastest pace of all planets. It rules the mind. Moon is the Karak planet for mother, mind, brain, intelligence, good behaviour and pregnancy. Besides this, Moon also controls a person’s emotions.Moon is the reason for us to feel sometimes high and sometimes low. The Moon is our spontaneous and instinctual reactions. It symbolizes feminine character and as such we can relate it with females in our life i.e. mother, wife, sister.The Moon is also associated with gardens, salt, medicines, change, perfume, travel abroad, milk, pride etc.Lunar Tithis are calculated on the movement of the Moon.There are 30 lunar days in a month. When Moon gains 12°over sun’s longitude one Tithi is complete.There are two phases of moon’s Tithis 1-15 of Shukla Paksha and 16 -30 of Krishna Paksha. Shukla Paksha belongs to the bright side of the Moon and Krishna Paksha to the dark side.
The moon is called a planet in the astrology as it has got impact on human being and all living beings.The moon is believed to be born 4.5 million years ago. Hence, the birth of the moon has taken place soon after the birth of the earth.
Positive traits: Bestow happiness from mother, beauty, good health especially in childhood, sensitivity, emotional, maturity,attractive appearance, wealth and good fortune, sense of purpose,sensuality, taste, youth, love of poetry, fine arts and music, love of jewelry, intuitive nature,receptive, popularity, creativity, imaginations and artistic.
Negative Traits: Sickness in childhood, trouble to mother, unlucky generally, psychological disturbance, moody, timidity,madness, migraine, lack of taking decision, forgetfulness inconsistency in love with opposite sex,over pleasure or ornamentation,voluptuous person, unprofitable undertaking, poor abilities, muddle headed, manipulative .Ill placed & malefic Moon is found in the criminals, insane and lunatics and neurotics.When Moon is afflicted by Saturn, gives ill judgment, small breasts to ladies, Jupiter gives big breasts, Venus adds beauty to them but Mars keeps the breasts strong and attractive
Energy Type – Feminine
Time Spent in each Sign – 2 1/4 Days
Maturity age - 24 yrs
Element – Water
Time Periods - Minute
Nature –Calm and Cold , Wet
Ruler of the Sign – Cancer
Ruler of Nakshatras- Rohini, Hasta, Shravana
Exaltation Sign- Taurus 3 Degree
Debilitation Sign-Scorpio 3 Degree
Mool Trikon Sign - Taurus (4-29 Degree)
Ruler of the House – Fourth House
Directional Strength- 4th House
Natural Friend-Sun,Mars,Moon and Jupiter.
Natural Enemy-Venus, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu
Maha Dasha Period - 10 Years
Stone - Pearl
Taste- Moon governs the saline taste (e.g. sea salt, rock salt)
Imparts – Prosperity, wealth, mental strengths, married life , moods
Body parts ruled by Moon: Left eye, throat, flesh, blood, breath, stomach, food pipe, pregnancy,breast,ovaries, uterus, urinary tract etc.
Dhaatu or Matters - Blood