Importance of Moon in Vedic Astrology

  1. Astrological Perspective on Moon
  2. Planetary Configuration of Moon
  3. Professions ruled by Moon
  4. Personality of those ruled by Moon
  5. Positive & negative results of Moon



Moon, the ruler of the tides in the ocean is also the ruler of our emotional hurricanes, and the ebb and flow of life. In Vedic Astrology, Moon is considered to be the most influential planet, as it governs mind and emotions, temperament, behavior, mood, instincts, emotional makeup, and feelings. Moon is the inner self, while Sun is how the world sees us.  Moon’s influence makes the native compassionate, nurturing, generous, sensitive, creative, imaginative, and intuitive. It also relates to fertility and womanhood.

Moon stays in one sign for about 2.5 days, thus causing crabbiness as other planets take too long a time to transit sign. People under the strong influence of this shimmery planet often cast a silver glow on others, caressing with greater level of sympathy and humble nature. Moon is the player behind why we are wayward & nice, wild & obedient, cry & laugh, energetic & vulnerable. It indulges in our revelry of emotions, controls our heartstrings and uses memory to help us see what we want.

Planetary Configuration

Moon is the closest to Earth, thus its effect is most profound. It is the ruling planet of Cancer. It is exalted in Taurus, and its exaltation reaches pinnacle at 3rd degree. It is debilitated when placed in Scorpio, and reaches lowest point at 3rd degree.  Moon takes 28 days to travel through the zodiac and stays in each sign for 2 ½ days. Waxing Moon is considered auspicious for natives born in Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo and Pisces. Waning Moon is auspicious for people born in Libra, Aries and Capricorn. Moon is friends with Sun and Mercury and neutral towards Mars, Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. The last two consider Moon as an enemy planet.

Professions ruled by Moon

Moon governed birth charts often make the natives well versed in professions that require nurturing and beautifying things. Cooking, makeup and beauty, interior designing etc are a few creative choices. Moon also gives the native psychic power, the ability to persuade and heal thus psychology, astrology, healing, therapy, counseling are also a few suitable options for people under strong influence of Moon.  Fields relating to water also suit them well such as liquids, sailing, fishery, dairy, brewery merchants, etc. Domestic help, waitressing, public relations, service industry, restaurant are also a few options to consider.

Personality of those ruled by Moon

A strongly positioned Moon makes the native a peace-seeking individual, who always achieves success while its weak position indicates a lazy, restless and fearful person. Natives with strong Moon are usually nurturing and caring, and have a pleasant demeanor and polite expression. They are usually swayed by emotions and are highly sensitive. Moon gives gains and high position much easily than Sun. Moon-led people are usually quite timid and crabby, get hurt easily. But they are die-hard romantics who do everything to protect their loved ones. They are of a forgiving nature, thus do not take grudges to the grave. Moon also blesses with a streak of creativity and such persons are inclined towards artistic pursuits. Also they are highly intuitive of others’ emotions and feelings thus cannot be fooled. Their sense of perception is exceedingly strong and their demeanor has a healing touch.

Positive and negative effects of Moon

A strongly positioned Moon leads to a number of positive results for the native. A benefic Moon may result in the native having a unique ability to dig out secrets. Such people like to be appreciated and get hurt due to criticism or rifts. They easily win trust of others and are quite patient in their demeanor. Those having Moon in ascendant together with or aspected by Jupiter or Mercury usually acquire great wealth. Moon and Mars combination in the horoscope also suggests ample wealth, but from shady sources. And Moon is what forms the Gajakesari Yoga. This Yoga suggests abundance and prosperity, and forms when Jupiter is in any of the houses in kendra from Moon. Negative placement of Moon makes one overly sensitive, receptive, emotional, fearful of water, and prone to wealth loss.

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