The Queen among Planets and Ruler of Heart
SIGNS:  The Moon rules Cancer (June 22 – July 22)
COLORS:  White, silver, grey
STONES:  Moonstone, pearl, selenite, abalone, opal, coral, aquamarine
METALS:  Silver
PLANTS:  Palm, cypress, linden, amaranth, moonwort, daisy, poppy,
water lily, seaweed, lemon, cauliflower, cabbage, lettuce, mushroom
PARTS OF THE BODY :  Breasts and mammary glands, oesophagus,
stomach, intestines, pancreas, liver, gall bladder, bodily fluids
KEYWORDS:  Darkness, subconscious, reflection, retreat, childbirth, nature, connections, cycles, commitment, relationships, habits, routines, memory
CHARACTERISTICS:  Nurturing, sensitive, emotional, sustaining, moody, protective
ROLES:  Mother, heroine, witch

The Queen among Planets and Ruler of Heart
Moon is considered as the queen of the solar system. It governs the heart and characterizes the emotional and sensitive aspects of the native. It is a female planet and a benefic. It represents mother in the horoscope and symbolizes beauty and love. The importance of Moon in astrology can be ascertained from the fact that the zodiac sign of the native is determined by the placement of Moon in the horoscope. The sign where Moon is placed becomes the zodiac sign of the native. The natal chart, with Moon as Ascendant, is given much importance in astrological calculations.Moon spends approximately two-and-half days in a zodiac sign and takes 27 days to complete one orbit cycle.

It signifies the north-west direction, white color and Monday. It owns the Cancer zodiac sign and fourth House. It gets exalted in Taurus at 3 degrees. It gets debilitated in Scorpio at 10 degrees. Moon rules the constellations Rohini, Hasta and Sharavan. Its friendly planets are Mars, Jupiter and Sun. Its enemies are Saturn, Rahu and Ketu. Mercury is neutral towards it. Its Vimshottari Mahadasha period lasts for 10 years.When strongly placed in the horoscope, Moon brings out the best of emotional and devotional traits in the native. It makes the native romantic, intuitive and prosperous. It stirs the imagination and provides calmness of mind.

If afflicted, Moon creates chaos in the mind of the native and brings unknown fears to the core. The native becomes indecisive and suffers from constant mood swings. If seriously afflicted, it causes severe depression to the native and may push towards suicidal tendencies. The menstrual periods of the females are governed by the movement of the Moon. It rules heart, lungs and eye in the body. If badly placed, it may give rise to heart problems, depression, respiratory diseases, weak eyesight, cold and cough.Moon, when placed with Jupiter, forms the ‘Gajakesri Rajyoga’. It takes the native to higher zones of individual excellence. Moon is a watery planet and rules over all kinds of liquids. Its bad placement causes imbalance of the fluids in the body and affects psychological health.

Remedies for Moon:
Pearl stone is worn to counteract the bad effects of weak Moon.
Lord Shiva’s worship is the best remedy to overcome the bad phase during Moon period or sub-periods.
The native should devotedly serve the mother to ward-off the bad effects of weakly-placed Moon.

Moon’s Mantra
Om Shram Shrim Shraum Sah Chandraya Namah


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