Planet The Moon
THE MOON : Ruler of the Emotions
Moon is the Lord of Karka Rashi [Cancer] which is the Sign of nurturing and mothering. Moon is also known as "The Queen" in the planetary cabinet. It rules white and silver colours. It represents face, mind, perception, feelings, tolerance, througt, intellect, feminity, good memory and fertility etc.
The role of moon is very important because it signifies mother. The most visible symbol of feminine energy in the solar system is the Moon. Because it reflects the light from the sun, the pale orb in the night sky has come to represent a woman's reflective nature. It signifies mind also. It acts as a nourishing and soothing agent. Its goddess qualities have manifested as "maternal instinct" and "feminine know-how." The Moon affects some women more strongly than others. The Moon indicates how we respond to life as a result of our past habits and experiences, our heritage, and our individual and collective instincts.
Transit of Moon
The Moon completes one cycle of the zodiac in about 27 days. The effects of the transiting Moon as counted from the Janma-Rashi will be as follows:
• Good health, increase, gain
• Ordinary gain of money
• Good income, happiness
• Sickness, loss of money, loss of respect
• Happiness but lack of success
• Gain of money
• Fear of trouble, an evil time
• Respect, fear from the government
• Auspicious time, happiness
• Gain from various sources
• Sickness, loss of money, heavy expenditure
Exalted Signs [Strong]: Taurus
MOON is exalted in Taurus particularly in 3 degree. When it is strong then the mothers will be having sufficient resources and will bring up the child and develop the child's mental faculties in a peaceful manner. The native does not have to strive for acquiring status and it denotes affluence, receptivity, sensitivity, imagination, good memory, meritorious deeds and sound habits.
Debilitation Signs [Weak]: Scorpio
MOON is debilitated in Scorpio. When it is weak it gives a slim body, a full moon may give a plump body if it is connected with the ascendant or its lord in a powerful way, in isolation. Besides psychic problems it causes sleep disorders, lethargy, drowsiness, lung problems, mouth problems, neurological disorders, digestive complains, blood disorders, enlargement of spleen, frequent cough and cold and weakness etc.
A planet is considered to be benefic when it provides very positive influences. MOON is benefic when it is in Aries.
A planet is considered to be malefic when it provides very negative influences. MOON is malefic when it is in Leo, Sagittarius and Aquarius.