Vedic Astrology is a moon-based system of astrology. It is a very ancient system dating back 5,000-10,000 years BC. During that period as in keeping with many tribal people today, the moon with its rhythms and cycles is a reliable natural clock. People who live close to nature and depend totally on the fertility of the soil, weather patterns and cosmic forces for survival often use the cycle of the moon in a very productive way. They are acutely aware of the miracle of nature and its ability to rejuvenate in terms of seasons, crops and the production of animal offspring, at regular intervals.
The moon is a strong symbol of fertility as it represents the monthly cycle in women and therefore is an omen for abundant creativity.
Moon – A Personal Planet
Generally, the moon represents the mind and the emotions in a person, so has a very personal significance to each individual, whereas the sun represents the soul. Of course, the sun is very important to us too as it our main source of light, but its light is reflected on the moon (as the moon has no light source of its own), so the moon is the bearer of the soul’s energy. Therefore, the Moon indicates our emotional and psychological patterns and tendencies.
The combination of planets over our place of birth at the time of birth becomes an individual’s birth chart. The position and condition of the moon in the chart is a crucial point of interest to a Vedic astrologer, as it will show a lot about the character of the person and the tenor of their life.
Moon has a great significance in the Hindu mythology. It is said that the Moon is the disciple of the Jupiter (Guru or Brihaspati). The Moon (Chandra used to go to the Jupiter for his education. Chandra was very handsome. Hence, Tara the wife of the Jupiter got infatuated by the personality of the Moon. Hence, Tara and Moon developed illicit relationship. As a result, the planet Mercury (Budh ) took birth. The planet Jupiter got angry with this and cursed Mercury to be eunuch. That is why; the planet Mercury is called eunuch planet.
The planet Moon has got emotional attachment with the mom and kids. It is lovingly called Chandmama. There are many rhymes pertaining to Moon for the mischievous and inconsolable child. The rhymes have got a great impact for solacing the kids.
The moon is called a planet in the astrology as it has got impact on human being and all living beings. The moon is considered to be the most important planet in the birth chart according to Vedic astrology.
The ascendant or Lagna is the most powerful house in the horoscope. The moon plays a significant role in the field of astrology while predicting human fate. Moon is so important that the horoscope is considered from the Moon also. This is called Chandra Lagna.
If the planet Sun is considered as the king, the moon is considered as queen. Because the own sign of the planets are taken into account from Sun and Moon.The planet Sun owns its house in Leo, while Moon is own signed in Cancer.
The planet Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn is own signed anticlockwise from Leo the house of Sun. While all these planets are own signed clockwise from Cancer the sign of Moon.
Hence, it is apparent that the Moon has got a great significance in the field of Vedic astrology.