Aditya Shastri


Role of the Planet Moon in the Vedic Astrology – The Emotions

The Moon is considered as a royal female planet and the queen in the astrology and the natal chart. It is the only planet which is the closest to the Earth. Hence, it impacts on human life is easily noticeable. Its nature is cool and calm. It truly signifies and controls the human emotions such as hate, jealousy, fear, fantasies and mood. The people, with a weak or afflicted Moon in the natal chart, are generally very emotional and find it very hard to control their emotions in front of the others. It happens due to its fast moving and fickle nature. Thus, such people are easy to blackmail emotionally. These people must learn to surf the inner tides of their emotions in this life.

Apart from the key emotions, it also represents the mother, the domestic comforts, the mind, sensitivity, milk, hotel & food industry, textiles & apparels, and all things connected with the sea. The Moon also describes what kind of woman we are associated with, i.e. traits of our mothers and life-partners. Its color is white, metal is silver and gem is pearl. It is the Lord of the Northwest direction and the ruler of the Cancer sun sign. The moon is the fastest moving of the nine planets and takes approximately two and half days to travel a sign.

In the Vedic astrology, when the Sun and the Moon are in the same sun sign, it is called the Amavasya or the 1st day of the dark fortnight; and when the Sun and the Moon are in the exact opposite sun signs or 180 degrees apart, it is called the Poornima or the 1st day of the bright fortnight. As per the Vedic astrology, the sun sign in which your Moon is placed in the birth chart, is called your birth star.

In the body, it represents the left eye, cheeks, skin, voice, stomach, intestines, uterus, ovaries and bladder. A weak Moon in the natal chart may give heart disease, kidney related problems, reproduction & menstrual problems, throat related problems, asthma, diarrhea, jaundice, excessive sleep, and fear of water.

Following Vedic rituals is recommended in order to minimize the ill effects or increase the good effects of the Moon.

  • Observe fasting on Mondays.
  • Drink a lot of water.
  • Worship the family of Lord Shiva i.e. Goddess Parvati & Lord Ganesha.
  • Pearl can be worn to fetch the best results of the Moon.
  • Donate rice, sugar, curd, white apparels, and silver on Monday evenings to the poor.
  • Wear the clothes with the all shades of white, silver, and grey.
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