Chapter 11 – The Moon

Moon in astrology


Moon is a natural satellite to earth. But astrology considers moon as a planet since it influences earth and living things in it. Moon doesn’t have its own light, but reflects Sun’s light. Moon orbits earth and it takes 30 days to complete one full rotation. During this travel it wanes and waxes depending on the portion visible from earth. From new moon da (Amavasya) to full moon day (poornima) it is called waxing moon. From poornima to new moon day it is called waning moon.

 
            Moon is considered as natural benefic when it is waxing. It is malefic when it is waning. Moon owns the zodiac sign Caner. It exalts at Taurus and debilitates at Scorpio.
 
Moon takes approximately 27 days to pass one zodiac sign. To complete one whole orbit of the zodiac sign, approximately it takes 324 days.
            Moon mainly signifies (karaka) emotions, mind and mother. In Uttara Kalamrita, Maha kavi kalidasa mentions below things are signified by Moon.
 
1. intelligence
2. flower 
3. good perfume
4. going to a fortress
5. disease 
6. Brahmin
7. laziness
8. phlegmatic 
9. epilepsy 
10. enlargement of the spleen
11. disposition of mind
12. heart 
13. woman
14. good or bad 
15. sourness 
16. sleep 
17. happiness
18. any thing watery
19. silver
20. thick sugarcane
21. typhoid
22. travel
23. well 
24. tank 
25. mother 
26. impartiality
27. mid-day
28. pearls
29. consumption
30. whiteness
31. waistband 
32. bellmetal 
33. salt
34. short in stature
35. mind 
36. ability 
37. pond 
38. diamond
39. Sarad Ritu 
40. an interval of 48 minutes 
41. facial luster
42. white colour 
43. belly
44. reverence to Goddess Gowri 
45. honey 
46. fabour
47. joking 
48. nourishment
49. wheat 
50. pleasure
51. splendour
52. face 
53. quick in throught
54. love of curd
55. mendicant
56. fame 
57. beauty 
58. strength at night
59. Westward-faced 
60. learned
61. suline 
62. getting a job
63. love towards West
64. the middle world
65. nine gems
66. middle age
67. life 
68. eating
69. going to distant counties
70. disease of the
71. shoulders 
72. umbrella or other royal insignia
73. good fruits
74. good blood and vital energy 
75. fish and other water born creatures 
76. serpent 
77. silk garment
78. good budding 
79. shining
80. clean crystal
81. delicate cloth
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