Vedic Moon Astrology

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Dasha System a special feature of Vedic Astrology Based on the Moon Sign, Degree, Minutes and seconds at birth, those practising Indian astrology reckon ‘Dashas’ widely known as planetary periods, which were later also found in Persian astrology system as ‘Al-Firdaria’ or ‘Firdar’. Moon in Vedic Astrology. Basic Astronomical facts about Moon It is the only natural satellite of earth and only object in space visited by humans. It has a diameter. In Vedic Astrology, Moon is the significator of Mind. Moon is the heavenly body closest to Earth, the cosmic and magnetic influences and energy of all other planets reaches Earth through the Moon.

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Basic Astronomical facts about Moon
It is the only natural satellite of earth and only object in space visited by humans. It has a diameter of about 3,475 kilometers. Its mean distance from the earth is about 3,84,403 kilometer. Moon takes 27.3 days to make one orbit around the Earth and it also takes exactly same duration, which is 27.3 days to complete one rotation on its axis. That's why we always see the same face of the Moon. The Moon's gravity is about one-sixth than that of the Earth's. The surface of the Moon has many craters formed by meteor crashes. Moon is the causes tides in the Earth's large water bodies, because of the gravity force Its average geocentric motion per day is 13°10'35'. The Moon never seems retrograde as it rotates round the Sun along with Earth.

Deriving a Moon sign requires exact date, time and place of birth of a person. And the reason why Moon is assigned a prominent place in Vedic astrology is because it represents mind and emotions, and due to its quick transitions, it affects our life more closely than any other planet. Its waning and waxing is often associated with mood swings.


The Moon in Hindu Mythology
Three supreme gods Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva disguised as monks, came to test Anasuya, the wife of Atri Rishi and demanded that she feed them milk from her breasts. The great Anasuya with her spirutal powers got to know the truth and and turned these three gods into babies and feed them as they desired. Immensely pleased and impressed with Anasuya, lords of the universe blessed her to have great children. Shiva's blessing caused the birth of Durvasas rishi, Vishnu's blessing resulted in the birth of Dattatreya, and Brahma's boon caused the Moon's birth.
The Moon was then worshipped by all the celestials. He later married all the twenty seven daughters of Daksha and they were non other than twenty seven constellations or nakshatras. Out of his twenty seven wives Moon preferred only Rohini, and always remained with her. Other twenty-six sisters pleaded Moon to spend equal time with all of them. But Moon ignored them and with no option left these twenty-six sisters complained to their father, Daksha, who tried twice to reason with Moon, his son in law, but Moon ignored it as well. Daksha then lost his temper and cursed the Moon to suffer with consumption.
Every day the Moon started to wane, losing his glow and no remedy could cure him. The gods also got alarmed at the possibility life on Earth will be affected without Moon, approached Daksha and asked him to modify his curse so that life continues on Earth. Daksha then modified his curse on condition that Moon has to spend one day with each of his wives and the consumption will effect him for fourteen days and in next fourteen days he will gain back his form. Thus, the Moon now waxes and wanes in cycle of twenty seven days and he visits each of his wife once a month, for one day. Moon had no children by his twenty-seven wives, but he have four sons by another wife, named Manohara. But most famous son of the Moon is the planet Mercury.
A powerful race of hindu kings are supposed to be the direct descendant of Moon god know as Chandravanshi, first king of this dynasty was Bharat, a legendary emperor of India, he conquered all of India, uniting it into a single entity. Bhārat today is the official name of the Republic of India and later Pandavas and Kauravas were born in this dynasty. Names mentioned for the Moon in hindu mythology are Amalendu (stainless clean), Chandra (glittering, shining), Divyendu (divine spark), Dvijendra (twice-born), Himanshu (snow covered), Mayank (deer marked), Nishanath (lord of the nght), Nishikant (lover of night), Rakesh (ruler of the day of full moon), Shashank (natural satellite), Shashi (hare-like), Soma (the cooling one ), Sudhakar (source of nectar), Sudhanshu (drop of nectar).

Basic Astrological facts about Moon
Gender of Moon: Feminine.
Moon is the karaka or significator of: Mind and Emotion.
Moon as relationship signifies: Mother.
Planetary cabinet status of Moon: Queen.
Temperament of Moon: Fickle and Changeable.
Element governed by Moon: jala or Water.
Primary quality or guna of Moon: Sattva Guna or Serenity.
Caste of the Moon: Vaishya or Trader.
Nature of Moon: Benefic when waxing otherwise malefic.
Directional strength of Moon: In the Fourth House.
Directional weakness of Moon: In the Tenth House.
Moon rules the zodiacal Sign: Cancer
Moon rules the zodiacal House: Natural astrological Fourth house.
Sign of exaltation of Moon: Taurus.
Sign of debilitation of Moon: Scorpio.
Determent or weak sign of Moon: Capricorn.
Moon's friends are: Sun and Mercury.
Moon's enemies are: None.
Moon is neutral with: Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn.
Moon's Vimshottari Dasha period: Ten Years.
Nakshatras or Lunar mansions governed by Moon are: Rohini Nakshatra, Hasta Nakshatra and Shravana Nakshatra.
Body part governed by Moon: The Face.
Day of the week governed by Moon: Monday.
Direction ruled by Moon: North-West.
Season governed by Moon: Varsha or Rainy season.
Metals governed by Moon: Silver.
Gemstone governed by Moon: Pearl.
Substitute gemstones governed by Moon: Moonstone.
Colors ruled by Moon: White and Silvery.
Food and flavors governed by Moon: Things of salty taste.
Geometrical shape governed by Moon: A circle.
Numbers as per Numerology governed by Moon: Numbers 2, 11, 20, 29 and all those that adds up to 2, are governed by it.
Positive key words for Moon: Sympathy, Receptivity, Protective & Good memory.
Negative key words for Moon: Touchiness, Worry, Emotional instability, Moodiness & smothering love.

Body parts, function and diseases governed Moon
Body parts and function governed by it are the breasts, stomach, alimentary canal, lower ribs, womb, menstrual cycle and lymphatic system.

Professions governed by the Moon
Employment in fields related to fluids, liquids, water, real estate, service industry and public relation. Traders dealing in sugar, milk, milk products, dairy farm, cloth manufacturers and merchants. Sailors, fishermen, liquor dealers, brewery workers, nurses, midwives, domestic help, poultry raisers, chinaware and glassware manufacturers, fruit and vegetable farmers, restaurant owners and workers, waiters and waitresses.

The Mantras for Moon:
Om shram sree shrau sah somaye namah
Dadhishankha tushaarabham kshiro darnava sambhavam namaami shashinam somam shambhor mukuta bhushanam
Om padma dhwajaaya vidmahae heem rupaaya dheemahi tanno soma prachodayaat
Vedic moon astrology horoscope

Remedies for Moon to be performed if Sun is not well placed in the horoscope:

  • Worshiping the ruling deity of the Moon, Devi Parvati or Gouri.
  • Recitation of Annapoorna stotra.
  • Reciting of Moon Mantras.
  • Charity: Donate cow’s milk, rice and white cloth on Monday to virgin females.
  • Fasting: On Mondays.
  • Pooja: Devi Parvati or Gouri pooja.
  • Rudraksh: Wear two mukhi (two faced or Gauri Shankar) Rudraksh.
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    What does Leo Sun in combination with Gemini Moon mean?

    It means that Sun is in Leo while Moon is in Gemini in the natal birth chart. Individuals who have this set of combinations inherit the traits arising from it.

    In addition to that, the angle formed between Sun and Moon holds additional deep information about the soul, mind, and general personality traits. The angle also forms specific combinations which influence the personality and life path.

    Prelude to Leo Sun & Gemini Moon

    Sun

    Sun is the planet of self, soul, vitality, energy, mentality, courage, general intelligence, spirituality, accomplishments, authority, the direction of the soul, etc.

    Leo is the 5th sign of the zodiac belt which is warmhearted, authoritative, charismatic, enthusiastic, fearless, generous, loyal, self-aware, confident, hot-tempered, and stubborn in nature.

    It is a favorable combination to have in the natal birth chart because Leo is the sign owned by Sun. As a result of this, the significations of Leo and Sun are amplified in a positive direction.

    First of all, as Sun and Leo both represent authority and royalty, these natives are very authoritative and proud in nature.

    With a dignified Sun, their pride receives a very positive intonation. Namely, positive pride enables these natives to evaluate themselves in a better way.

    That is to say, positive pride enables them to give more value to themselves which results in increased self-esteem. This, in turn, motivates them to accomplish even more great things.

    By having elevated self-worth, they are also able to protect their souls more efficiently. When they know their value, naysayers are not able to demotivate nor manipulate Leo Sun natives negatively.

    Coming back to the main trait of Leo, these natives can be very influential when having the chance to attain authoritative positions. That is because they are charismatic and have a very radiant soul that warms up their surroundings as well.

    Leo is the 5th zodiac sign which represents the 5th astrological house which belongs to the triangle of righteousness.

    Hence, with strengthened Sun in its own sign Leo, these natives respec code of ethics and righteousness a lot. The fixed disposition of Leo makes them very loyal to a righteous lifestyle. This is another reason why they are so influential and renowned in their society or immediate environment.

    Moon

    Moon is the planet that governs the mind and therefore signifies general thinking patterns, emotional well-being, and cognitive abilities.

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    Gemini is the 3rd zodiac sign which is witty, intelligent, easy-going, communicative, clever, curious, adaptable, sociable, humorous, and charming in nature.

    First of all, when the Moon is influenced by the mutable modality of Gemini, a very resourceful mind is created. Individuals with Gemini Moon are naturally very quick-witted and capable of coming up with brilliant solutions to daily issues easily.

    That is because they always keep their mind in shape with various mental exercises. They also keep updating their knowledge base through learning various new skillsets and by reading literature.

    Mutable modality also denotes adaptability and flexibility. Hence, individuals with Gemini Moon are very flexible from their mind which reflects their easy-going and adaptable nature.

    They are very easy to get along with as they always fit in various situations and circumstances quickly. This makes them also rather tolerant which in turn makes them great communicators.

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    Because of their rather easy-going attitude, they are less likely to become stressed and anxious. This increases their emotional well-being a lot.

    Leo Sun & Gemini Moon Disposition

    Planetary Relationship

    When Sun is in Leo while Moon is in Gemini, the 11th and 3rd dispositions are created between these planets.

    More specifically, Gemini Moon is in the 11th sign from Leo Sun. When taking Moon as the reference point, then Leo Sun is in the 3rd sign from it.

    According to the temporary relationship rule of astrology, planets occupying the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th, 11th, and 12th place from each other are temporary friends.

    When it comes to Leo Sun and Gemini Moon, a temporary friendship is formed between them. In addition to that, Sun and Moon are natural friends and when combining it with temporary friendship, a great friendship is formed.

    This great friendship between these luminaries reflects the harmony between mind (Moon) and soul (Sun) which is a catalyst for many positive outcomes.

    First of all, a balanced mind and spirit promote better emotional and physical health. Mental and physical health is the most valuable asset one can carry within which helps to accomplish all other goals.

    Speaking of which, the harmony enhances the vitality provided by the strong Sun in Leo tremendously. When their mind is able to avoid and/or overcome mental struggles effectively, their overall performance is increased.

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    As a result of this, such individuals are almost always full of energy and passion to make great things happen. Their mind and spirit remain fresh and there is always room for new ideas which they are eager to manifest into reality.

    The fact that Moon in Gemini is in 12th from its own sign Cancer intensifies the effects from the harmony between mind and soul.

    Namely, as the 12th disposition is all about letting go and detaching from world matters, these individuals are less likely to become stressed out.

    They detach themselves from expectations which saves them from worries that are otherwise caused by being concentrated too much on worldly matters.

    As a result, their mind is able to work more freely and productively. Their energy levels are not hindered nor wasted by useless stress.

    11th & 3rd Dispositions Analysis

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    The 11th disposition represents the 11th astrological house which signifies gains, profits, fulfilments of desires, aspirations, ambitions, large networks, communities, communication, allies, etc.

    Gemini Moon becomes endowed with the energies of the 11th disposition from Leo Sun. This shows that their thought processes are gradually expanding and capable of solving complex tasks.

    That is because the 11th house is of gradual growth and expansion. This reflects their constantly expanding ideas in mind. This shows their ingenuity and ability to have a very specific approach to different situations.


    While they solve issues, they influence the well-being and lives of many people in their community, network, or organization.

    Their minds are also packed with ambitions and dreams that are also gradually expanding. What keeps their minds active all the time is the urge to fulfill high aspirations. Their dreams also involve or influence large audiences directly or indirectly.

    As the 11th disposition suggests, these individuals are especially communicative. That is because the energies of the 11th disposition amplify the communicative and flexible nature of Gemini.

    The life path of Leo Sun Gemini Moon natives entails a lot of communication, networking, and cooperation with a large amount of people.

    The cleverness of the mutable modality of Gemini is of great support in fulfilling their highest aspirations. That is because the traits of mutable modality endow their minds with necessary intellect and cleverness which helps to overcome adversities relatively easily.

    Speaking of which, they are often faced with opposition because the 11th house is deeply interlinked with the 6th house of enemies, opposition, and challenges.

    They are very effective at dealing with enemies and responding to offense. Oftentimes, their enemies enable these natives to prosper by bringing them opportunities to prove their wit and intellect.

    The 3rd disposition represents the 3rd astrological house which signifies valor, efforts, hard work, communication skills, local network, information transfer, etc.

    Leo Sun becomes endowed with the energies of the given disposition. Sun is the planet of initiation, leadership, vitality, and courage the involvement of which with the energies of the 3rd disposition is beneficial.

    That is because it amplifies the valor and vitality of individuals with Leo Sun Gemini Moon. Their communication skills are also exceptional which support them in endeavors that are related to communities or larger organizations.

    Not only that they are skilled spokespeople but their usage of words through their speech is also forged in the fire of the Sun. In other words, they are fierce, valorous, and passionate communicators who are not easy to conquer in any debate.

    As Sun denotes recognition, its involvement with the 3rd disposition shows that they increase their fame and become renowned through their communication, be it written or verbal. They are also likely to prosper through leveraging the usage of various communication platforms.

    Their passion for communication enables them to connect matters and people in order to fulfill the greater aspirations of their Gemini Moon minds.

    Sun charging the 3rd disposition with its energy, such individuals are fond of developing and gradually expanding their skillsets, especially those related to communication of any kind.

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    A powerful and dignified Leo Sun charges them with sufficient vitality and enthusiasm to take action and put in lots of effort in order to attain their ambitions.

    The 3rd house represented by the 3rd disposition belongs to the malefic house group. The connection of a natural malefic planet Sun with the 3rd disposition is highly beneficial as it gives the necessary aggression and assertiveness to cope with challenging environments effectively.

    Phases of Moon

    When Sun is in Leo while Moon is in Gemini, it means that Moon is in a waning phase which is considered to provide some malefic effects as per Vedic sidereal astrology.

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    Leo Sun combined with Gemini Moon gives the possibility of formation of the Waning Crescent lunar phase.


    Waning Crescent

    This lunar phase is the last one which signifies surrendering, detaching from personal desires, and going with the flow. Hence, individuals born during this lunar phase are easily able to detach from worldly desires even though being very ambitious.

    Interestingly, their detachment from worldly desires amplifies prosperity and success manifold. That is because we attract what we detach ourselves from.

    Just like the famous story about king Solomon tells that it is important to devote to a higher purpose instead of concentrating on materialistic matters.

    All that Solomon asked for almighty God was intelligence and sufficient cognitive abilities to lead his people and state.

    As a reward, Solomon received both intellectual powers as well as abundant resources to fulfill his selfless goals as well as enjoy a financially free/secure life.

    Individuals who have dignified Sun in Leo and powerfully guided Gemini Moon (by dignified Mercury) tend to have a similar approach to life.

    Their ambitions are selfless which means that they aspire to fulfill their higher calling which is that they should serve the will of God through a specific sphere of life.

    Being blessed with godly support, they are able to fulfill their selfless goals effectively. They are also blessed with great authority in order to spread their message or desire efficiently.

    Leo Sun & Gemini Moon Panchang – Astrological Diary

    Tithi – Vedic Lunar Day

    In Vedic sidereal astrology, there is a very precise lunar phase system used in which the whole cycle of the Moon is divided into 30 tiny sectors.Each of these sectors represents a specific lunar day.

    Each day, in turn, is represented by a specific deity and planet which reveals important significances and deep effects.

    Sun and Moon can be in different degrees in Leo and Gemini respectively which creates the possibility of the formation of various Vedic lunar days.

    In this article, 3 possible Vedic lunar days formed by Leo Sun and Gemini Moon are elaborated.

    Krishna Navami

    Krishna Navami is the 24th lunar day and conjointly the 9th part of the Waning Moon phase. The 24th lunar day is characterized by Ugra Prada which functions as the catalyst for aggression and hostility.

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    Individuals born on this lunar day tend to be strict, harsh, and aggressive. Theoretically, this lunar day supports the energies of the fierce Leo Sun. The effects of Leo Sun are supported and amplified.

    As a result, such individuals become extremely confrontational, competitive, and valorous. This lunar day is also represented by Sun itself.

    It shows that they are renowned for these traits. They are positively celebrated as their aggression is initiated by pious and righteous motives. Gemini personality.

    When considering also the fact that Gemini Moon makes their minds very adaptive, it is certain that they are very skilled in quarrels and debates. With increased valor, self-esteem, and cognitive flexibility, they are very tough opponents to overcome.

    Krishna Dashami

    Krishna Dashami is the 25th lunar day and also the 10th part of the Waning Moon phase. This lunar day is characterized by Saumya Prada which is the provider of soberness, clarity, balance, and dignity.

    Accordingly, individuals born on this lunar day have a special ability to maintain mental calmness and stability in any situation and circumstance.

    The energies of this lunar day protect, promote, and enhance the effects of the Gemini Moon making them especially peaceful and skillful communicators, writers, speakers, merchants, and information transferees.

    Such individuals are also skillful peacemakers. They know how to understand the behavior of people in different situations which enables them to communicate tactfully.

    With their mental flexibility, they gather the attention and compassion of different people with the sole intention to make agreements and peace.

    Krishna Ekadashi

    Krishna Ekadashi is the 26th lunar day and the 11th part of the Waning Moon phase. This lunar day is characterized by Anand Prada which is the provider of contentment, joy, and happiness.

    Individuals born on this lunar day have a special ability to maintain joy and happiness throughout life. Their jovial nature also influences and comforts others around them.

    In addition to that, these individuals are also very religious and spiritually devoted to higher truths. Hence, they likely follow various religious principles and show discipline in form of attaining spiritual traditions.

    Besides this, they are also quite artistic and prefer to work in peaceful settings. They have an innate desire to work on something that uplifts them and their surroundings.

    With Leo Sun, their creative energies are high which enables them to create something that touches the hearts of many people. Most importantly, they are able to influence others positively with their creations.

    Leo Sun & Gemini Moon Yoga

    Another important astrological combination formed by Sun and Moon with respect to each other is Nitya Yoga.

    Sun and Moon are luminaries and thus the primary indicators of the personality of a person.

    The distance or exact degrees between these luminaries create a specific Yoga that gives deeper insight into the soul and mind of a person.

    This is why Leo Sun combined with Gemini Moon people are not all the same and still have differences in their mentalities and general behaviors.

    There is a total of 27 Nitya Yoga combinations and when Leo Sun combines with Gemini Moon, there is a possibility of the formation of many different variations.

    In this article, we shall learn about 3 possible Nitya Yoga combinations that can be formed by the placements of Sun and Moon in the mentioned zodiac signs.

    Vajra

    Vajra is the 15th Sun-Moon Yoga combination which is governed by the natural benefic planet Moon. Vajra provides difficult effects.

    Vajra is also the name of an ancient weapon that carried the properties of a diamond and thunderbolt. Namely, it was as indestructible, durable, and resistant as diamond as well as powerful enough to bring sudden effects just like a thunderbolt.

    Individuals born with Vajra Yoga are also influenced by similar properties. These individuals are extremely resistant and powerful in daily life. They are also efficient in making lightning-fast decisions that are actually effective.

    This combination favors both Leo Sun and Gemini Moon. Leo Sun becomes amplified with the properties of a diamond while Gemini Moon becomes enhanced by the properties of a thunderbolt.

    As a result, their strength, vitality, stamina, courage, and self-esteem become multiplied. Also, their cognitive abilities, as well as quick thinking, become enhanced.

    Siddhi

    Siddhi is the 16th Sun-Moon Yoga which is governed by the natural malefic planet Mars. Siddhi is very auspicious.

    Individuals born with this Yoga are usually very successful, prosperous, accomplished, and fulfilled. The energies provided by this Yoga are a great support for the ambitious 11th and 3rd dispositions. This Yoga favors fulfilling their true heart’s desires.

    Mars, the planet of courage, initiation, leadership, drive, ambition, and action holds the keys to their prosperity.

    Namely, the energies of Mars endow them with all the necessary qualities that are required to fulfill the expanding ambitions and put ever-growing ideas into action.

    Such individuals are courageous action takers who do not retreat in the face of any difficulty. In fact, the more challenges they are faced with, the more they evolve.

    Vyatipata

    Vyatipata is the 17th Sun-Moon Yoga which is governed by the North Node of the Moon, Rahu. The given Yoga is inauspicious. Rahu is very ambitious, clever, cunning, manipulative, fearless, and secretive in nature.

    Individuals born with this Yoga have a tendency to manipulate events to cause calamity and chaos. They do it with zero hesitation and fear in their souls, especially when considering the act that Leo Sun already provides them with sufficient valor.

    Speaking of which, a dignified Sun in its own sign Leo indicates a possibility that they create great havoc with intentions to protect righteousness, ethics, and morals.

    It is also possible that initially their cunning, strategic, and valorous actions are motivated solely by self-interests and delusional illusions but in the process, they will find true meaning and a higher calling.

    This is followed by a process where they shed most if not all negative illusions that caused them to become selfish and overly greedy. After becoming humble, their speed of success increases tremendously.

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