Astrological Facts About Moon
By Gamini Jayatillake Bandara
The Moon, considered to be a member of the zodiac, is orbiting the earth. It is known as the mother figure of the zodiac. It rules over the mother, agriculture, sanitation, love, intelligence, beauty, blood circulation and popularity of an individual. When the Moon is powerful one is strongly bonded with the mother, one’s native place and his/her home. When the Moon is weak expenses would be high and one undergoes losses and pain of mind.
The meeting point of the axes of the Moon and Earth are considered as the places where shadow planets Rahu and Kethu are located. Moon is reflecting the light from the Sun. That is why the rays of the moon are gentle. The gravitational attraction of the Moon is causing high and low tides in the ocean. Due to the connection the moon has with blood circulation, people are careful not to get injured on full moon days. From the past people have feared the waning phase of the Moon more than the waxing phase. The conditions of epilepsy and mental illness are aggravated on full moon days.
The influence of a constellation is connected with the Moon. The constellation which is aligned with the Moon at a time is considered to be the constellation that influences that particular period. Saturn combined with the Moon at the time of birth is known as Janma Erashtaka. The constellations that belong to the Moon are Rehena, Hatha and Suvana. The main period of Moon takes ten years. It is considered to be mainly a positive period. The negative results of that period are problems caused due to involvement with women, mental agony and phlegm diseases.
Moon is friendly towards the Sun and Mercury, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn and Venus are equal. Rahu and Kethu are enemies. The ruler of Lagnadhipathi of Cancer is Moon. Moon is a beneficial planet for Aries, Cancer, Scorpio,Sagittarius and Pisces.
Moon is the obstacle planet for Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn and Aquarius. The Yoga Karaka of Scorpio is Moon. Moon is exalted in Taurus. Moon is Swakshetra in Cancer. Although Moon is YogaKaraka for Scorpio, it is debilitated in Scorpio. Moon is friendly towards Virgo and Leo. It is medium towards Aries, Libra, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Aquarius. It is an enemy to Venus.
The real qualities of the Moon are visible in the 9th House. It causes spiritual uplift and attraction of the opposite sex. When Jupiter transits the Rashi of Moon, it is called Karma Guru. The Yoga formed by Moon and Jupiter is beneficial. When the Moon combines with Jupiter in the 6th, 8th and the 12th Houses Sakata Yoga occurs. It does not provide any positive outcomes. Sakata Yoga is not formed in Pura Atawaka and Ava Atawaka phases as well as in Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, and Virgo signs.