How does the Moon Impact Human Body?

Moon is a planetary entity that has a strong connection with our minds. It doesn't just influence our emotions but also plays a major part in dealing with our physicality. While the impact of the moon and its energy decides major Hindu festivals, the effect it has on the body is still a mystery.

How does the Moon Impact Human Body?


The luminescent moon in the night sky spills its tranquil effects through different phases each night, calming our soul. The effect of the moon is also felt in our bodies and our mind. This is why, moon plays a significant role in astrology especially in context of predicting fate and forecasting emotions.

In Vedic Astrology, Moon is considered as the ‘Queen of the Solar System’. Moon indicates emotions, mind, and peace. Moon represents mind and its strength, emotions, feelings, intuition, mother (it nurtures life), conception, infants, lover etc. A negative aspect to the Moon in astrology chart could also indicate a troubled mind.

Strong or Afflicted Moon in your horoscope:

When the Moon is strong in your horoscope, it gives strength to your emotions and feelings. It makes you mentally strong to handle any ups or downs and always showcases a balanced behavior in any situations. It gives you a strong psychological balance in life.

On the other hand, a weak placement of Moon in your horoscope causes emotional instability, mental distress, anxiety, restlessness, unnecessary dilemma, differences with mother, etc. It also makes you prone to disease leading to an unhappy and challenging life.

A Weak moon can also cause health issue related to reproduction, problems in lungs, breast, chest, cold and cough. Thus, there are certain factors that are connected to Moon’s energy to the human mind and body.

Astrological Effects of Moon on the Human Body:

Ancient Hindu texts say that the first of three layers of the body is a product of Earth and the qualities of which is defined by the nine planets. Among these, the Sun and the Moon holds most importance.

Though no scientific studies have brought out conclusive results regarding the relationship between Moon and its effect on human bodies. Moon’s energy is thought to have a direct connection with the menstrual cycle. Menstrual cycles are seen as a big event and there are some civilizations that even drew calendar according to the menstrual cycles.

Moon cycles are even connected to remarkable changes in the sleeping pattern of an individual during the full moon day. Thus, lunar rhythm can impact the sleeping pattern to large extent.

Breathing patterns and problems are also often associated with the phases of the moon. The heart pumps blood and Moon raises the fluid activity in our body. Moon is also said to be connected with fertility as well.

Moon sign wise Effect of Moon on Human Bodies:

  1. Aries:

Aries natives are usually practical and have a balanced emotional range. You are impulsive and often want things to go your way. The negative effect of moon is visible through your mood swings and sudden outburst of heated temperament. Since Aries is mostly associated with mind and brain; an afflicted moon can bring mental issues while a benefic position of moon will bring you calm and peace.

  1. Taurus:

Taurus natives are methodical and intelligent. However, you are prone to being hyperactive and are conditioned for deep thinking. Taurus is usually associated with throat, neck, and vocal cord – areas that control the speech. As it is, you are stubborn to begin with, but an afflicted moon makes you an overthinker and gives you anxiety. A benefic moon on the other hand, makes you a good public speaker and blesses you with openness of mind.

  1. Gemini:

Gemini natives are mostly great conversationalist. You are blessed with the gift of gab and are often effective speakers. You are known for your intuition and the ability to gauge a situation properly. Gemini is associated with hand, shoulder, and chest. An afflicted moon can cause issues related to lung infection and chest problems. A benefic placement of moon blesses you with a strong heart, making it easy to connect with people.

  1. Cancer:

Cancer natives are extremely caring and sensitive. You are nourishing and can fix anything or anyone broken. Probably that is why Cancer sign is associated with breast and stomach which are the nourishers of our body. Usually when moon is afflicted, it will result in the Cancer native’s emotional upheaval causing mood swings and anxiety. A benefic moon, on the other hand, will give emotional balance and good overall health and wellbeing to the native.

  1. Leo:

Leo rules the heart and the spine. Usually, the Leo natives are confident, headstrong, and optimistic. You can be arrogant which is amplified due to the malefic position of Moon in Leo. It makes you extra emotional, stubborn and hot headed.

This causes pressure on your heart. Eventually it leads to mental stress manifesting in the form of physical stress in your spine and back. A positive Moon in Leo keeps you humble and healthy.

  1. Virgo:

You are organized and practical. You have a down to earth approach. Virgo is associated with intestines and spleen. This makes you conscious and weary about your health. If you often see yourself facing digestive issues and stomach upsets, that means the moon in Virgo is not very well placed.

When the Moon is well placed, it heads your intuition and gut feelings. A good moon will show you the right direction, keep you healthy and give you better digestive system.

  1. Libra:

Libra natives are well balanced, harmonious, and simple beings. Often indecisive, you are high on energy and spirit. Libra governs your skin, kidneys, and endocrine system. A good placement of moon will increase your energy levels making you vibrant.

Diagnosis of any problem – physical or mental will be brought about at the right time. This will also help you to be mentally strong and resilient. An afflicted moon, however, will make you exhausted and give you less physical strength. It may make you restless and you will be unable to make a right decision.

  1. Scorpio:

Scorpio natives are focused, straight-forward, passionate, and high on energy. It represents the reproductive system, sexual organs, genitals and blood. The placement of the Moon in Scorpio often remains debilitated. Therefore, not much good comes out of this position.

Decision making and quick thinking takes a back seat. Your reproductive system might get affected adversely. You could have high blood pressure, problems in your menstruation cycle and even become very impulsive.

  1. Sagittarius:

Sagittarius natives love their mobility. You are usually very independent and free thinking. Sagittarius represent thighs and legs. Therefore, it is imperative that you need to have outdoor activities in order to remain active and maintain a healthy lifestyle, far from lethargy.

Usually you are emotional, caring and sympathetic. However, a malefic placement of moon may bring unbalanced emotions as opposed to good control on temperament during the moon’s benefic placement.

  1. Capricorn:

Capricorn natives are workaholic people who enjoys and loves their work. You are honest and practical. Being an earth element, you are traditional and good at heart. Capricorn denotes bones, joint, aging, etc. An afflicted moon gives rise to problems of stiffness and arthritis of bones and joints. You are usually not very good at expressing your opinions and feelings.

There is constant struggle in your mind occurring in undercurrent. A Good placement of Moon takes care of these negative aspect and gives you enthusiasm to achieve great heights.

  1. Aquarius:

Aquarius denotes shin, calves, and ankles in the body. Usually, you are a compassionate and a deep-thinking human who is very forward and promising. A good placement of moon will make you progressive and freedom loving. An afflicted moon causes stiffness of body and joint pains etc. It makes you a little lost in thoughts and fuzzes your quick-thinking ability.

  1. Pisces:

Pisces natives are sensitive and empathetic. You are emotional and intuitive, along with being creative and artistic. Pisces governs your hands and feet. Placement of moon in your sign causes you to get physically exhausted easily. That’s why relaxation techniques like massages and rest becomes imperative for you. A good placement of moon gives you positive energy and intuitive sense.