Moon Facts – Chandra Lagna
  1. Moon Represent In Vedic Astrology Chart
  2. Moon Astrology Meaning

According to Vedic Astrology, moon represents mother and when Moon in 5th house present from lagna / ascendant in horoscope of both males and females then it gives very auspicious results in matter of education, pregnancy, love, relationships, children etc. The Moon denotes changes and travels also. If afflicted, and connected with the 10th house, it may denote change in business, occupation and employment. The Moon represents one’s mother and mind. If strong and favourably situated, one will be devoted to one’s. In Vedic astrology, the Moon is the second planet after the Sun in the order of nine planets. In Vedic astrology, it is a factor of mind, mother, mental state, morale, material things, happiness, peace, wealth, left eye, chest etc. In Vedic sidereal astrology, there is a very precise lunar phase system used in which the whole cycle of the Moon is divided into 30 tiny sectors. Each of these sectors represents a specific lunar day.

Moon – is our mind, emotional feelings, mother, motherly nourishment, homely environment, comfort zone. So, when moon & mars are placed in a house & close to each other with less than 10 degree we call it chandra mongal yoga or moon mars conjunction in astrology.

Moon is so important in astrology, that, it is said, the sign occupied by him may be treated as the Ascendant called Chandra Lagna or Moon-sign and predictions made accordingly. According to Jataka Tattwa,

लग्राद्धा चन्द्रलग्राद्धां धमॆकमॆपा अन्योन्यगौ भूपतिः II

If the lords of the 9th and the 10th from the Ascendant or from the Moon associate, there is Rajayoga.

The rule is, if the Ascendant is not with or aspected by a benefic or by its lord, and if the lord of the Ascendant is weak, but the Moon is, then, the Chandra Lagna may be preferred. And, above the age of 30 or 32 years, Chandra Lagna is deemed more important.


Even from the time of delivery and birth, the Moon is important. The Moon in a good place and well-aspected is important for safe and easy delivery. A good and strong Moon is said to resist and avert Balarishta. The Moon is nearest the Earth which we occupy; and so, presumably, exerts the greatest influence on us. It is a watery planet; and like water, it is most potential, for good or evil. It represents “mind, mother (in night-birth especially) and affluence”.

चन्द्रमा मनसो जातः and चेतो बुद्धि नृपप्रसाद जननी संपत्कर द्रमा: II meaning, that the Moon denotes Chitta or mind, intellect, king’s favour, mother and prosperity or affluence. It denotes popularity, too, as it is a delightful planet.

The Moon is strong in Cancer, his own sign, in Taurus in exaltation, in Vargottamamsa and in the 4th house. He is very strong in Cancer, as, then, he would be in his element, a watery planet being in a watery sign. It is a mistake to suppose, that the efficacy of a planet, is in his element, was discovered by westerners. For Phaladeepika attributes to the Moon in Pisces, a watery sign aspected by a benefic, especially by Jupiter in exaltation, a Rajayoga (Chapter VII). The Moon in the 4th, 5th, 7th or 9th or 10th aspected by a good and strong Jupiter or Venus makes the native, kingly.

Good in Kendra or Trikona

The rule, that the Moon is better in a Kendra or Trikona. other than the Ascendant, has got two exceptions: (i) When Moon is in the Ascendant in Taurus, as in the case of Lord Sri Krishna, and (2) when the Moon is in the Ascendant in Cancer, as in the case of Sri Rama, with Jupiter in Cancer, especially. The golden planet Jupiter, and the -cold planet Moon, combining in Cancer, is a first-class Yoga, conducing to great knowledge, prosperity, and position, especially when the Ascendant is Pisces or Aries or Cancer. Naturally, the Yoga is rare indeed. The two planets may combine in Cancer; but, the Ascendant may not be such, that they, both, own good houses.

According to Sarwartha Chintamani. Full- Moon in a Kendra and aspected by a benefic, like a good Jupiter or Venus, gives one prosperity and Raja yoga, and also a pure reputation. According to Jataka Parijata: if the Full-Moon is in the 10th aspected by a benefic, the native becomes a king.

If the Moon is strong and Full, it makes one a victorious king, even single-handedly.

Saravali requires a benefic aspect for the Moon, for those born in other than a royal family. Phaladeepika, in Chapter VII, gives a number of Rajayogas, on account of the Moon. It says if the Moon is Full and radiant in a Kendra the 4th, 7th or the 10th and is aspected by a planet in exaltation or Swakshetra even a hunter (i.e., low-born) becomes a king.

It also says, the Moon in Pisces and well- aspected, is excellent; and it is found, in practice, that, the Moon in Pisces and Jupiter in Cancer, with a good exchange of houses between them, and with Jupiter aspecting the Moon does give Rajayoga and prosperity, even if the Moon is combined with Mars and Saturn. The reason is, Mars-like Jupiter is a Yogakaraka for Pisces Ascendant and Chandra-Mangala Yoga is good for prosperity, though bad for mother and peace of mind. But the Moon-Saturn conjunction or opposition is mostly very bad, like the Moon-Ketu conjunction. But, when the Moon exchanges place with Jupiter, whose house he occupies and is aspected by Jupiter the good, due to Jupiter and the Moon association, overrides the evil, due to the Moon and Saturn.

Strength of Full Moon:

There is a picturesque Sloka of Sri Mandavya, which says, “when the Moon is Full, and in a Rasi other than Scorpio (where he will be debilitated) and is aspected by Jupiter, then a native, who is very famous, is born. And, the fame is such, that it is like the fame of dark complexioned Vishnu, who became so fair by his fame that his consort, Lakshmi, who came near him withdrew, modestly, confused and doubting if it was the fair Lord Siva, the husband of her Lord’s sister!.

Moon Represent In Vedic Astrology Chart

The texts emphasize the strength due to Kalas for the Moon. The Moon must have more than 10 out of 16 Kalas to be deemed to be Full Moon. The Moon is said to be Full for astrological purposes between the 10th lunar day of the bright fortnight and the 5th lunar day of the dark half of the month. For mental happiness, the Moon is all important; for, with mental worry, even a sturdy person of the good physique will get emaciated; for, worry, not work, will kill a man. Of course, one can wax eloquent about the Full-Moon being aspected by a good Jupiter or Venus; more, for a night- birth.

If the Moon is aspected by Jupiter or Venus, who are not Neecha or debilitated or in Maudhyam

Jupiter, but also enjoying the benefic aspect of Jupiter. When the Moon and Jupiter, both own good houses from the Ascendant, Gaja Kesari Yoga is a very powerful Yoga, to reckon with. Even for Libra, it is a fairly good Yoga, especially when they are in Capricorn in the 4th with Jupiter debilitated. For Pisces, Aries, and for Cancer, it is positively a very good Yoga.

If the three natural benefics Jupiter, Venus and Mercury are in the 6th, 7th and the 8th from the Moon, there is Chandradhi Yoga. If the three natural benefics are in the 3rd, 6th, 10th and the 11th from the Ascendant or next to it only from the Moon, there is Vasumathi Yoga giving one riches, canceling poverty.

As a Malefic Lord

One word about Moon as the lord of the 6th or the 8th. It is said that the lordship of the 8th does not affect the Sun or the Moon. The Dosha (affliction) does not make them Marakas or killers; that is all. But, as the learned author of the Uttara Kalamrita points out, they don’t kill but they do give trouble. Of course, the Moon as lord of the 8th for Sagittarius is not so bad as the Moon and Jupiter are friendly. But, from my experience, I would deem the Sun for Capricorn Ascendant a bitter enemy of Saturn, the Ascendant lord, as baneful indeed. The Moon’s ideal place for Aquarius Ascendant is the 3rd or in Neecha in the 10th. Then, the lordship of the 6th is minimized and at the same time, the Karakattwa of the Moon is safe and protected and not weakened as when in the 8th or the 12th. If the Moon and Jupiter combine for an Aquarius native there will be fair prosperity, however, with the pinpricks due to the strength of the lord of the 6th.

New Moon

The New Moon is a dire malefic just as a Full Moon is a first-rate benefic. In fact, according to’ a Tamil text, the New Moon is considered to be even worse than Saturn. Such a New Moon, for instance, if placed in the 5th house, especially as lord of a bad house like the 6th or the 8th, will cause Putra Dosha, and will give abdominal pain and pain in the womb to the native’s wife for a long time after delivery. It might also cause painful abortions. Such a New Moon who is deemed a malefic or a Papi is best in the 3rd, 6th or the 11th. If the New Moon is the lord of the 6th or the 8th and strong in any Kendra or Trikona, unredeemed by any benefic aspect, especially by a good and strong Jupiter or Venus, or if the New Moon is weak, say in the 8th and Neecha, as lord of the 4th, it can cause tuberculosis or diabetes in his Dasa. If the Dasa does not run or transpire in the life of the native, the evil will not be present or if there is Jupiter’s powerful aspect, then also, the evil will be minimized or there will be a cure. A bad Moon will cause diseases due to cold, mental feebleness and financial debility, just as a Full Moon, enjoying Jupiter’s benefic aspect especially, will give a brilliant mind, good health, and financial prosperity and popularity as well.

The Moon represents the left eye and also Gowri or Shakti who is the left half of Lord Siva. Parasara attributes good name and fame to the Full Moon in the 10th. There is also success and Karya-siddhi according to Saravali,

There will be Raja Yoga if such a Moon is aspected by Venus or preferably by Jupiter and also devotion to Parashakti. The Dasas are determined by the Nakshatra occupied by the Moon; and unless good Dasas transpire in one’s life, one cannot be lucky. Seeing eunuch in dream interpretation vedic astrology.

The strength of the Moon is the basis for the strength of all the planets according to Phaladeepika. So, the Moon is all-important, in astrology. •

Courtesy: Modern Astrology

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What does Moon represent in Vedic astrology?

Moon means mind: Moon is associated with the functionality of mind. It is believed that the moon controls the power of mind and versatility. It is also believed to provide power of meditation, concentration and resistance against cold diseases. The Moon in Vedic astrology is called CHANDRA.

What is the difference between lagna chart and moon chart?

Moon represent in vedic astrology symbols

Moon is the fastest in all the 9 planets. For example a rajyoga gets more significance if it is present in moon chart along with the lagna chart. A person having Leo lagna and cancer moon will have Mars as a yoga karaka planet from both lagna and Rashi chart hence the significance of mars increases more.

What is Lagna and Chandra chart?

In judging the horoscope charts, priority is given to Lagna for judging both transits and natal propensities. Chandra Kundli or Rashi chart is used to judge the psychological mapping of an individual’s character. Predictions in Astrology need various aspects to be taken into consideration.

What does Moon represent in astrology?

In astrology, the Moon represents your emotions, your comfort zone, your maternal side, and how you express your feelings and vulnerability.

Which house is good for Moon?

10th house is known as the house of career and profession. Placement of Moon in tenth house is considered favorable. Moon encourages a person to be more active at his professional front. He is more attached to his job emotionally.…

Moon represent in vedic astrology chart

What happens if Moon is weak?

Impact of Weak Moon In A Kundli

When the planet Moon becomes weak or is negatively aspected by any malefic planet in a native’s kundli, his/her mental peace is adversely affected, and he/she faces a downfall in comfort and luxuries. The Moon becomes powerless when being posited in the Scorpio zodiac sign.

Moon Astrology Meaning

Which Lagna is most powerful?

According to Parasara, the most powerful Raja yoga arises when the strong lord of the lagna is in the 5th house and the strong lord of the 5th house occupies the lagna-kendra or if the Atmakaraka (‘the planet most advanced in the sign’) and the Putrakaraka (chara karaka) are jointly or severally in the lagna or in the

Which is more important Rashi or Lagna?

Lagna and Rashi, both hold a great significance in astrology. Their importance especially increases when they are considered before auspicious occasions such as marriage or starting a new business. But most people do not take Lagna and Rashi as two different terms. Whereas, Rashi is the moon sign.

What is Moon chart?

The Chandra Kundali or Moon chart is pivotal of a horoscope. The Moon chart specifically shows the mental inclination of a native when studied along with Rashi chart and Bhava chalit. Important Yoga’s from Moon. Moon is the seeds of our Karmas or actions. It also governs our emotions and liking or disliking.

Which Lagna is good for marriage?

Ascendant is also known as Lagna and rising sign. Different sources have varying opinion on selecting auspicious Lagna. Most sources believe that Gemini (Mithuna), Virgo (Kanya) and Libra (Tula) are the auspicious ascendants to conduct the marriage.

What happens if Moon is in Lagna?

As Moon governs our inner mind and peace or inner self, native with the moon in Lagna house makes a person highly emotional chap and dependent on others. Moon in the Ascendant house or in Ascendant makes a person liberal and handsome and gifts them with easy-going nature and immense charm in their personality.

What is a lagna chart?

Lagna Chart or Main Birth Chart is the Planetary Position of the zodiac when you took birth. This Birth Chart Gives information about every Area of Our Life for example- Marriage, Finance, career, Health etc.

What does a full moon mean sexually?

During a full moon, the gravitational pull increases. It can affect brain function, leading to greater feelings of arousal. It leads to humans having more energy, feeling more extroverted and connected to our partner, and having more interest in sex.

What are Moon rules?

Cancer: Ruled By The Moon

The Moon is the planet that governs our emotions, our feelings, and the things that make us feel comforted – and the Moon in astrology is associated with water sign Cancer, symbolized by the tide-dwelling crab.

What happens when Moon is strong?

Effects of a Weak and Strong Moon

Moon gives auspicious results if it is exalted or in its Mooltrikona sign. It also gives auspicious results if Moon is aspected by auspicious planets. With the presence of a strong Moon, a person is usually at peace and achieves success in everything that he does.

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