The Moon is the most important
factor in a horoscope .It represents the mind. The inner mind called
"Chitta" and the outer mind is called 'intelligence'. It acts as
the ascendant when it is powerful. It is never stable like the Chitta and
keeps moving with time. It makes a round of the 27 constellations in 27 days
staying in each Star for 1 day or 60 Ghatikas. It moves slower and faster
due to which it takes roughly 29 and a ¼ days to make a round called as
the Chandra mas or Lunar month. Moon is strong when the tithi is from 11th
day of shukla paksha (bright half) to 5th day panchami of the dark half.
Full Moon has maximum strength hence he is fully benefic. In a horoscope the
Moon should be well placed, aspected or associated with benefics to give a
A powerful Moon situated in the ascendant confers a handsome personality,
virtuous and loving disposition, wealth, renown and at times "Somnambulistic"(sleep
The Moon in the ascendant in a fiery sign makes for courage, ambition,
Firmness, and idealistic out look. In Aries ascendant it tends to make a
person rash and foolhardy. A person born in cancer ascendant with Moon
aspected by mars will be of good conduct, do virtuous deeds, and wield high
A powerful well-placed Moon gives several Raja yogas:
Anapa yoga :- Planets (except Sun, Rahu and Ketu ) placed in 12th to
moon gives this Yoga. Good health names and fame.
Sunapha yoga :- Planets other than Sun., Rahu , Ketu in 2nd from
Moon. The person will be intelligent, Hard working and of high Status
Dhurdara Yoga :- Planets except Sun, Rahu, and Ketu on both sides of
Moon. Good character owns property and vehicles.
Gaja Kesari yoga :- Jupiter placed in a quadrant from Moon Gives
this yoga. Social, popular, wealth, name and fame.
Chandradi yoga :- Benefics, Jupiter, Venus and Mercury in 6,7,and
8th from Moon gives this yoga. The person having this yoga will hold high
administrative or political office with power, wealth, Name and fame.
Jupiter should be preferably in 7th and neither Jupiter nor Venus should be
Vasumati yoga :- This yoga arises when benefics occupy 3, 6, 10, 11
houses from Moon or the ascendant. This gives financial affluence of very
Amala Yoga :- This yoga arises when a benefic planet occupies the
10th from the Moon or the ascendant.. The person will have unsullied
reputation, and will command wealth till his last days, The planet in 10 th
should be a functional benefic as well.
Raja yoga (1): - A strong Full Moon occupying a Kendras other than
the ascendant and aspected by Both Jupiter and Venus confers High Raja yoga.
The person will be a king or equal to a king
Raja yoga (2): - Full moon in conjunction with a planet other than
the lord of the ascendant and aspected by Jupiter/Venus/Mercury gives this
yoga resulting in High position and wealth.
Raja Yoga (3): - When moon occupies a Navamsa of Sun and when
benefics unassociated with malefic are in Kendras from such Moon Raja yoga
Raja Yoga (4): - Vargottama Moon Aspected by 4 or more planets is
Raja yoga (5): - In case of a night birth Moon occupies own or
friendly Navamsa and aspected by Venus is raja yoga.
We have seen some of the Good gifts of Moon. Now we shall see the ava (Ill
Luck) yogas of moon.
In case of a newborn child the situation of Moon in 6,8,or 12 from the
ascendant and is aspected by malefic like Rahu portends death of the child.
Similarly situation of Moon in the junction of two houses and conjunct with
a malefic is also fatal to the child.
Moon is also significator of Mother. So any affliction to Moon in the
child's Birth chart will show danger to the mother also.
In the birth chart of a new born child if weak and afflicted Moon occupies
4th and hemmed in between malefic or Moon aspected by malefic while lord of
4th occupies the 6th indicates possible early demise of the mother.
Sakata Yoga arises when Moon is placed in 6/8 th from Jupiter.
'Sakatam' means the wheel. A person with this yoga cannot stay at a place
for long time. It is good yoga for a traveling salesman.
When Moon in Sakata yoga occupies its own or Jupiter's sign the combination
changes to "Mukuta yoga" This is an auspicious yoga.
Moon occupying ascendant afflicted by Ketu is "Daridra Yoga"
MATIBHRAMANA YOGA or Yoga of (madness). Waning Moon occupying the
12th Afflicted by Saturn OR weak Moon and Mercury In a quadrant aspected or
conjoined with any other planet gives this yoga. As the name says it the
person with this yoga becomes MAD.
Moon occupying any of the watery signs (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces) and
aspected by Malefic shows a predisposition to Tuberculosis.
CANCER: - Debilitated Moon, in conjunction with Sun and further
afflicted by Saturn or Mars By aspect OR Moon Saturn conjunction in Cancer
or Leo OR Moon occupying the Navamsa of Sun Indicate the native to be prone
Moon in Capricorn or Aquarius and hemmed in between strong malefic
indicates mental gloom, depression and suicidal tendencies.
Moon in Aries or Scorpio hemmed in between malefic shows possible injury by
weapons and death OR death by Fire
Moon represents the left Eye .Any serious affliction to moon also affects
the left eye. There are many combinations of afflictions of Moon. Only a
sample of some of the important one's is given here.
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