Moon! The Planet of Love

Moon! The Planet of Love

The Yin and Yang principle holds true for the solar system and the universe in general; for all negative or derogatory entities, there is also the existence of a counter; that is the law of balancing that holds sway in this universe.

The Sun is the life-giving divine spark that ignites the matter for the creating of life but that too requires a Yin for its Yang – a counter to its act of creation. That role is taken over by the Moon that complements the creation of life by nurturing and nursing the life that grows.

The Planet of Love

The moon is the loving receptacle that receives the offerings of the basic spark that is the matter of which all beings are composed. That is the reason why the Moon is always exalted in Taurus, the reasoning being that Taurus is the zodiac sign for material, substances, receptive nature and even the season of spring since that is the season for producing seeds and flowering and blooming life.

Since the Moon represents motherly affection and care, it is also known as Chanda Mama since the Indian folklore has placed the maternal uncle’s love quite close to that of his sister.

The moon is dependent solely on the light of the Sun which it reflects and it is only half of the personality of the Sun which is at our core; the phases of the Moon keep wavering and so do our emotions and affairs. It is the Moon’s house which affects us the most.

The Moon is the only planet that affects us to the maximum because it represents the Yin principle of passivity and receptivity and affects the following:

  • Our emotions,
  • Nurturance,
  • Our motherly image,
  • Our habits and behavior,
  • Memory and sub-conscious mind,
  • Childhood, Family,
  • Childbirth, Pregnancy and fertility,
  • Children and young people,
  • Matter,
  • Public consciousness, and
  • In a man’s chart, his wife, the women in his life

As far as the physical aspect of the Moon is concerned, it controls the following vital parts:

  • Heart,
  • Eyes,
  • The stomach,
  • The Solar plexus,
  • The chest area,
  • All fluids of the body,
  • Secretions from the body and glands, and
  • Regulation of the flows and the circulatory system.

Its control of the fluids does not stop in our physical manifestations, the control extends to the existence of fluids in nature too; the Moon has a direct effect on the oceans and the behavior of their tides.

Affliction of moon

Since the Moon is all about nursing, nurturing, caring and supporting its derogatory phases can have a devastating effect on the psyche of a native with the following problems when you have an afflicted Moon:

  • You feel dejected, Alienated and lonely,
  • You have a feeling of being incompetent or worthless,
  • Estranged from all ,
  • Problems in Pregnancy, fertility and childbirth.

Diseases caused by the Moon

  • Tension,
  • Weak eyesight,
  • Heart problems, Depression,
  • Tuberculosis,
  • Cold and Cough, and
  • Respiratory problems.

Characteristics of the Moon

The minimum distance from the Earth:   363 Km

The maximum distance from the Earth:  405 Km

Radius of the Moon                              :    1738 Km

Age of the Moon                                  :    4 to 5 billion years

The Moon consumes: Twenty seven days, Seven hours, Forty Three minutes and eleven seconds to make one round of the Earth; it is called a sidereal month in Astronomy.

To regain this position i.e. for another new Moon, it consumes Twenty Nine days, Twelve hours and Forty Four minutes between consecutive new moons; this month is called Lunation or Synodic month.

Own sign is Cancer.

Own day is Monday.

Direction is North West.

Orbiting time for each Zodiac sign is 324 days.

Orbiting time for complete Zodiac is 27 days.

Facial Feature Beautiful round face.

Color is White.

Friendly Planets are Moon, Jupiter and Mars.

Enemy Planets are Rahu, Ketu and Saturn.

Neutral Planet is Mercury.

Exalted in Taurus.

Favorable Metals is Silver.

Precious Stone is Pearl.

If well placed it gives wealth and prosperity.

 If adversely place it gives rise to jealousy and arrogant nature.

The Moon and the Yogas formed by it

To make an assessment of the likely events and to arrive at the type of personality, nature and other individual traits of a person the sages and scholars have been making a deep study of the constellations and their effect on the characteristics of behavior, the following Yogas have been seen:

  1. Sunafa Yoga: This Yoga occurs when there are planet(s) in the 2nd house from the Moon except Ketu, Rahu and Sun; the occurrence of this Yoga in the chart is considered auspicious and provides and self-made, happy life with a positive outlook, intellect and wealth. In case of the planets being malefic, reduced benefits or nil benefits may result.
  2. Anafa Yoga: This Yoga is created when there planet(s) in the 12th house from the Moon other than the Sun, Rahu and Ketu; here again the presence of benefic planet is the provider of a healthy physiques and an amazing personality with high acclaim and respect showered on him by the community; government authorities are favorable.

Mercury provides communication skills and Jupiter makes him religious, scholarly and charitable. Venus makes him a womanizer while Saturn may provide troubles and hurdles

  1. Durudhara Yoga: This Yoga is formed when there are planet(s) on either side of the Moon other than Rahu, Ketu and the Suni.e both Sunafa and Anafa Yogas are present in the chart; benefic planets make him:
  • Intelligent,
  • Rich,
  • Renowned,
  • High status,
  • Trustworthy and

Malefic presence will make him cruel, untrustworthy, Womanizer. The degree of such planets has to be studied for each such planet in this yoga as against their lords.

  1. Kema Druma Yoga: this situation arises in the chart when there are no planets on either side of the Moon except the Sun, Rahu and Ketu. The Moon becomes isolated without any supporting planets giving the native an isolated, lonely existence.
Sun! Symbol of Divine Spark

Sun! Symbol of Divine Spark

The Sun is the center of our Solar System in more ways than one; life on Earth is created due to the heat produced by the sun and the continued sustenance is also due to its energy-giving heat.

The Solar system

The Sun is the core of the Solar System that includes all the gravitationally controlled bodies like the planets, comets, moons, asteroids etc; the word Solar  is derived from the Roman God, Sol and is similar to Helios the Greek god of the Sun.

The Vikings had another theory that forecasted the birth of a daughter to the son and the birth of another luminous body.

It is also supposed to be the centre of the Solar System and influences the movement of all the planets that revolve around it owing to its massive gravitational pull.

Mythology and Astrology

The Sun has been described in Vedic astrology as the soul of every person. In Hindu mythology and astrology, Surya is the god that symbolizes the divine spark in each of us since it happens to be the premier astrological entity in our astrological persona.

It is the representative of our, spirit or consciousness our physical and mental strength and is the integrator of all other planetary entities and is believed to be the light at our center or core.

As the Yang it has its counterpart in the Yin which is the Moon which is quite passive; together they are known as the lights; your relationships are ruled by the aspects between the Sun and the Moon.

A strongly placed Sun in your astrological charts provides the individual with boundless energy and an enlightened vision but there is also the presence of a selfish need for acclaim and recognition from those (like the planets of the Solar System) on whom this light shines.

The Solar effect is that they have a magnetic personality, and an awe-inspiring presence with the tendency to reach positions of authority and they are front rankers in everything they do.

When the Sun is in conjunction with Saturn, it depicts fatherly or authoritative or dominating influences; it may be your father, your mother or senior sibling or even your guru or a guardian whose authority you have experienced in your life.

If adversely placed in your charts, it may give you an arrogant, jealous and mean nature.

In the case of the astrological chart of a female, the Sun represents the personality of the men in her life which depicts her husband mainly but also includes the other authoritative figures. An upright spine is the sign of an upright nature and courage.

In astrology the Sun rules Leo while in the human physique it rules the:

  1. Circulatory System,
  2. The Heart,
  3. Brain,
  4. Lungs,
  5. The spine, and
  6. The Thymus gland.

Diseases due to the influence of the Sun are:

  • Heart Problems,
  • A weak bone structure,
  • Palpitations,
  • Weak eyesight,
  • Headaches,
  • Epilepsy, and


Own sign is Leo.

Own day is Sunday.

Direction is east.

Orbiting time for each Zodiac sign is one month.

Orbiting time for complete Zodiac is 12 months.

Facial Features are Roundish face with Honey-colored eyes.

Color is Orange.

Friendly Planets are Moon, Jupiter and Mars.

Enemy Planets are Venus and Saturn.

Neutral Planet is Mercury.

Favorable Metals are Copper and Gold.

The Sun and the Yogas formed by it

The ancient science of astrology has been vastly developed in ancient India and a lot of research has been conducted by the Rishis and Sages; these studies have resulted in deep insights based on the combinations of planetary positioning and their effect on the events , happenings and the actions of individuals due to those specific positioning of the planets.

These situations are called Yogas and the nature of their effect varies according to whether it is the Sun with which these Yogas are formed or the Moon or any other specific combination of Planets on the chart.

The important Yogas formed by the Sun in combination with other planets and their mutual positioning are:

  1. Vassi Yoga: This is a Yoga formed when the twelfth house from the position of the Sun is occupied by a planet or planets other than Ketu, Rahu and the Moon; malefic planets give positive results while the reverse is true for benefic ones. The individual will be spiritually inclined, intelligent, charitable and hardworking to the liking of authorities and seniors.

      2. Veshi Yoga: The presence of a planet or planets other than Ketu, Rahu or the Moon in the 2nd house from the Sun               forms this Yoga and, here too, the effect of this Yoga being beneficial or derogatory will depend on the planets being            malefic or benefic to the Sun. The individual will be a self-made, well-connected, attractive and determined person. He         will lead a happy and honest life but will be troubled with financial problems which could be heightened if malefic                   planets are existing in this Yoga.

       3. Ubhayachari Yoga: This Yoga is formed when there is a planet on both sides of the Sun but Ketu, Rahu and Moon          are not involved. Benefic planets will make the individual resourceful, pleasant and highly educated while malefic                    planets will reduce the good effects of this Yoga.

Sun depicts the power and charisma of an individual. A spark which illuminates the overall personality.

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