Waxing And Waning Moon In Vedic Astrology

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  1. The separating conjunction means you were born on the waxing new moon. Being born just after a new moon you will be eager to make your mark but may have less self-awareness. It is possible you have recently entered into a new large cycle of incarnations. A younger soul with a great sense of adventure and lust for life.
  2. Each Paksha has 15 Tithis, so Shukla Pratipat is the first day of the waxing Moon and Krsna Pratipat is the first day of the waning Moon. In the traditional Vedic calendar system the tithis are used as dates, so one’s birthday would be on the same tithi as they were born, the relationship between the Sun (Father) and Moon (Mother) would be.

The Increscent Moon is also the Waxing Moon and Crescent Moon. It features two points, both of which point in the same left or right direction, depending on the viewer’s perspective and location on earth. At this time, anywhere from one to 41 percent of the moon’s visible surface reflects the Sun’s light.

A tithi is a lunar day. There are 15 tithis in the waxing cycle of the moon (shukla paksha), and there are 15 tithis in the waning cycle of the Moon ( Krishna paksha). The tithi is based on a relationship between the Sun and the Moon. The first tithi is 12 degrees of the Moon away from the Sun after the new Moon (Amavasya) or full Moon (Purnima). The second tithi is the next 12 degrees of the Moon away from the Sun, 12 to 24 degrees. A particular day is ruled by the tithi at sunrise, but the tithi can change anytime of the day or night as it is not based on the solar day.

But as the curse could not be withdrawn completely, so as a remedy the waxing and waning of the Moon started from then. This is the main reason that the Moon goes through all the 27 Nakshatras in the period of one month by finishing the orbit which leads to Purnima and Amavasya by increasing and decreasing in size. Skin will be very silky smooth. Moon is a very good planet for a good Looking Life partner. Moon in 7th house can give a beautiful wife or handsome husband as per astrology. If the moon is waning, complexion will not be so fair as compared to waxing moon. 7th house Moon with Venus is the best combination for giving handsome spouse in astrology.

Tithis vary in duration from approximately 19 to 26 hours, according to the movement of the Moon. Each tithi has a name, a ruling planet, and can be used in muhurta (picking a proper time).

The names of the Tithis are given below:

1. Pratipada
2. Dwitiya
3. Tritiya
4. Chaturthi
5. Panchami
6. Shashthi
7. Saptami
8. Ashtami (Half Moon)
9. Navami
10. Dashami
11. Ekadasi
12. Dwadashi
13. Trayodashi
14 Chaturdashi
15. Purnima (Full Moon),
Amavasya (New Moon)

Waxing and Waning:

The waxing Moon is called Shukla Paksha, the waning Moon is called Krsna Paksha. Paksha is a half month or half lunar cycle. Each Paksha has 15 Tithis, so Shukla Pratipat is the first day of the waxing Moon and Krsna Pratipat is the first day of the waning Moon.

In the traditional Vedic calendar system the tithis are used as dates, so one’s birthday would be on the same tithi as they were born, the relationship between the Sun (Father) and Moon (Mother) would be the same on one’s birthday as it was the day of birth. In this way, the Gregorian dates have no astrological relevance.

This is a nice visual, so one can connect the meanings with the actual phases of the Moon.

In picking a Muhurta one must understand the difference between Nakshatra and tithi, both relate to the mind. The tithi is ruled by Jala Tattva (the water element/Venus) and shows the state of the mind; whether it is excited, bored, nervous, afraid, agitated or calm. The Nakshatra is ruled by Vayu Tattva (the air element/Saturn) and shows what the mind will experience; whether it is going to be a pleasant or painful experience. The tithi is used to see if an event will be successful. It also shows whether people will cooperate with the project or not.

When looking at the natal chart the tithi is ruled by Jala and connected to Venus. It shows things related to passions and desires. One should see the birth tithi and see how the planet lording that tithi is placed in the natal chart. If it is strong then relationships are smooth. If it is weak, then relationships are rough. The tithi will indicate the attitude towards relationships

The rulership of the tithis is based on the days of the week; Sunday (Sun) rules the 1st day, Monday (Moon) rules the 2nd , Tuesday (Mars) rules the 3rd tithi, Wednesday (Mercury) rules the 4th tithi, etc.Fasting on Ekadashi will get one over anger, because Mars rules it. Krsnas fast on the 11th tithi to be perfect peaceful Vaisnavas. No one will fight with the one who has done this fast for some time. Fasting on Ashtami will make it so you never cheat anyone, so will not get cheated. Fasting on the full Moon will give you truth as it removes the negative effects of Saturn.

These fifteen tithis are also broken down into five groups given below:

1, 6, 11
3, 8, 13
5, 10, 15
Trittya tithi (3rd ) is ruled by Mars but as it is Jaya (ruled by akash/Jupiter) so it will bring two people together, as akash is the binding force (that keeps the jiva in the body). Ekadasi tithi (11th ) is ruled by Mars and it is Nanda (ruled by fire-Mars) so the fighting is very strong. Mars is passionate, energetic, and creates conflict, it is not good for marriage, though it is good for war and leadership.

For a person born in Nanda tithi, see what’s placed in Aries and Scorpio, look at the planets, and Arudhas. Tithi is about relationship, if Rahu is in Aries the person will have trouble from a widow/foreigner/eccentric in relationships. It shows important learning experiences in life. If a person is born in Nanda tithi, and Venus is in Scorpio, then the person will be likely have relationships outside of marriage. If the A10 is there the person will likely come from their work, A9 and it will be with Gurus, teachers, educators, if the A11 is there it will be with friends, etc. The Arudha shows where the problem will come from or where the person comes from. The house will also have a connection.
Specifics on Muhurta:

1st day2nd day3rd day4th day5th day
6th day7th day8th day9th day10th day
11th day12th day13th day14th day15th-30th
When certain Tithis line up with specific Varas (days) they are considered auspicious and therefore work on those days is accomplished successfully. If Pratipat (1st ), Shashti (6th ), or Dwadashi (12th ) fall on a Friday, it is considered auspicious.
In the same way there are certain combinations that are inauspicious, where there will be hurdles in accomplishing works. These inauspicious Days have been called Dagdha, Visha, and Hutashan.

Varahamihira connects each tithi to a deity. Understanding the significations of the deity will also give a deeper meaning to each tithi, so that it can be used better in Muhurta.

1, 16
3, 18
5, 20
7, 22
9, 24
11, 26
13, 28
Manmatha (Bhaga)
15, 0


Lunar Time
Each tithi rises and sets at a different time. One can be aware of the Moon rise just by knowing the phase of the Moon. Below is a moon-rise-dial that lists the approximate moon rise times for each tithi. The calculation is for the equator, on the equinox (sunrise and sunset at 6:00), with no lunar anomaly. Local rise times will have variation up to an hour.

To learn more about tithis, look inside the free vedic calendar.

Last updated on April 7th, 2020 at 12:00 pm

Moon in the 1st House unites with the energies of Aries and its ruler Mars. First House reflects the fiery, passionate, and courageous nature of Aries and Mars. The energies of the first house (Aries) are directed towards the initiation of tasks, projects and taking first steps with courage, will-power, and intelligence in order to become prosperous, independent, happy, wealthy, and healthy in life.

The first house relates (by significances) to Sun, which represents the soul, power of initiation, and vitality.

It is important to note that the positive placement of Sun and the first house lord plays a major role in amplifying the favorable results of Moon in 1st house. Additionally, the majority of results are also determined by the zodiac sign in which the Moon resides in the 1st house.

In addition to that, as the Moon has different phases and strengths associated with that, it is also important to consider whether Moon is waxing, Waning, or Full. Herein waxing and full Moon is the strongest while waning and dark Moon is the weakest. The stronger the Moon, the better the results.

Results of Moon in 1st House


The Ascendant (just like Sun) is related to the constitution of the body and the placement of Moon in the considered house indicates a soft, delicate, pleasantly charming, handsome, and well-proportioned figure, which is especially favorable for females, as Moon blesses with feminine beauty. If Moon is waning or dark, it is still capable of blessing with feminine beauty, but without eye-striking luminance of the appearance.

Moreover, the first house governs the complexity of the skin in which Moon represents fair complexion – just like Moon, bright and luminous. Alternatively, the incoming aspects on the ascendant, its lord and Moon modify the complexity accordingly by the aspecting planet.

Strong & Healthy

Moon (small and dense planet) in Ascendant signifies a short stature of the body. Additionally, it blesses with a good amount of physical strength, without increasing musculature. This indication is also modified by incoming aspects from other planets.

Moon is a fast-moving and volatile placement of which in the ascendant makes one love active and movable lifestyle, which also promotes the beautiful shape of the body.
Moon rules over the fluids (Moon) in the body (ascendant) which is favorable in the 1st house as promoting the good flow of water in the body, which keeps all the organs nurtured, healthy, and well-shaped

Mindset & Emotions


Moon relates to emotional intelligence, mindset whereas the 1st house denotes personality and character. Accordingly, Moon in the considered house indicates being emotionally sensitive and empathic – it indicates understanding the feelings of others as well as having a great amount of unconditional love and care for others, especially for underprivileged.

Alternatively, if Moon is ill-placed, waning or dark, it indicates being constantly overwhelmed by the needs and negative emotions of other people in the surroundings. It also indicates emotional instability and being often under heavy loads of stress which causes depression.

Other than that, Moon in ascendant blesses with a positive outlook on life and a strong, healthy mindset which helps in succeeding in any venture. Western astrology sign compatibility.

If Moon is well-placed in the 1st house, it also provides emotional intelligence, which is helpful in remaining calm and concentrated even at times of crisis This trait helps to avoid emotional breakdown which equally indicates good leadership abilities.


Moon in the ascendant, which is represented by fiery Aries and its ruler Mars, indicates being independent, straightforward, and go-getter in nature. If well-placed it also blesses with a great amount of will-power and self-confidence.

This combination also gives passion for adventure – it means being fond of constant traveling to discover beautiful places that nurture the mind.


Moon signifies public image, admirers, and followers while the ascendant represents the self, ego, and general personality. The connection of Moon with the 1st house is highly beneficial as it indicates being admired, loved, and followed by lots of people. It also indicates being a motivational and inspirational guide to others in society or the world in general.

Moon in ascendant provides a kind, honest, soft, delicate, and compassionate style of self-expression which offers a sense of nourishment to the admirers and followers.


Moon in the 1st house creates a deep emotional connection with the mother, who carries an important part in life by shaping the character of the native with this combination. If Moon is well-placed in the birth chart without any malefic influence it indicates being abundantly nurtured by their mother during childhood and strong connection with her even in adulthood.

This combination indicates that the mother is independent and active in life. However, it also indicates that she is over-protective and controlling.

Powerful Yoga

When Moon is in its own sign in 1st house also becomes the first house lord which brings all the best qualities of Moon to the fore that amplify the favorable results of the 1st house a well.

What Does Waning And Waxing Moon Mean

Furthermore, if the Moon is waxing or full bright, it is an extremely fortunate position and blessing from Almighty giving even more amplification to the favorable results. This strong set of combinations or Yoga blesses with strong health, courage, will-power, and independence in abundance.

The kind and emphatic character provided by the considered Yoga also blesses with an abundant amount of admirers and followers. Moreover, it provides an extremely pleasant character and handsome appearance which attracts people from surroundings.

The considered combination also gives strong intuition and emotional intelligence to withstand all the difficulties in life and succeed in self-initiated ventures.

Classical Interpretation

Bhrigu Sutras

In this classical source, it is mentioned that people with this combination are endowed with physical beauty and attractiveness.

What does waning and waxing moon mean

Moon in the 1st house provides an unsteady mentality to the native as the general nature of Moon, which changes its phases often, suggests.

Moon is a sensitive planet and makes the body soft and sensitive to the environment. Thus it is stated that such natives tend to have concerns or minor health issues regarding their delicate body.

Moon is a watery planet as per sidereal Vedic astrology and the positioning of it in the ascendant (self) makes these natives fond of being in places where there is plenty of water around. They will feel happiness and relief in their souls when being close to the water bodies, such as seas, oceans, rivers, ponds, etc.

It is also mentioned that in their 15th life year and onwards, they will take on many journeys, especially to the places where there is plenty of water.

Waxing And Waning Moon In Vedic Astrology Ephemeris

In this classical source, it is also mentioned the effect os 1st house Moon in different zodiac signs. Namely, the settlement of Moon in Aries, Taurus, or Cancer zodiac sign while being in the 1st house makes the native well versed in ancient knowledge, wisdom, and scriptures. In addition to that, they will be mentally smart, have ample financial gains, and be contented in life. However, they are emotionally sensitive and vulnerable.

In addition to that, their behavior is soft and delicate, as the general nature of Moon suggests in the ascendant (behavior of self). The skin of the body is sensitive, soft, and delicate but the structural organs will be strong and well built. It is because Moon supplies the organs of the body with an abundant flow of fluid which also provides sufficient nutrition to inner organs, especially bones.

On the contrary, if Moon is in bad dignity or weak in the 1st house, it indicates health ailments due to weak body and vitality. It also makes them emotionally unstable and weak.

With that being said, such natives become easily manipulated because even though they know and see the truth but still believe the beautiful lies people say to them.

However, if the Moon is well associated with natural benefic planets (Venus, Mercury, Jupiter), the native is saved from health ailments.

Moreover, with benefic influence on Moon in the 1st house, the native becomes very influential and affluent. That is, they are able to illuminate the masses and gather a large number of followers regarding their topic of interest.

Waxing And Waning Moon In Vedic Astrology Compatibility

In addition to that, well placed and aspected Moon in Ascendant blesses with great intelligence, wisdom, and emotional strength which makes them great communicators and socializers.

Brihat Jataka

If Moon is in bad dignity, it also influences the general personality and mentality of the native negatively. That is to say, people with weak Moon in ascendant are mentally unstable, lacking mental intelligence, without the power of speech or influence, base, and beggarly.

These qualities also make their behavior rude and undesireable.

However, if the Moon is well placed, there are positive results. Specifically, If Moon is in good dignity in its own (Cancer) or exaltation sign (Taurus) in the 1st house, it blesses the native with prosperity, success, and plenty of riches.

If Moon is in Aries in the ascendant, it blesses the native with compassionate and caring character traits. Hence, these traits make them also great parents to many children.


This classical source puts a lot of emphasis on the phases of the Moon while interpreting results.

Accordingly, if Moon was waxing or half-bright at the birth, it makes the native valorous, fearless, and healthy. Such a native will also have a well built and strong body physique.

How To Tell If Moon Waxing Or Waning

There is also mentioned that waxing Moon provides and nurtures the native with all the basic and crucial needs. Thus, they will never feel the lack of the most important things in life.

Ont he contrary, if Moon is waning or half dark in the 1st house, it produces negative results which are basically opposite to the positive ones that are listed above.

Waxing And Waning Moon In Vedic Astrology

The same results are listed in classical scripture Saravali.

Waxing And Waning Moon In Vedic Astrology Birth Chart

Chamatkara Chintamani

In this classical source, all the similar matters are mentioned as above. In addition to that, if Moon is in Aries, Taurus, and Cancer while in the ascendant, it blesses with a very comfortable lifestyle with plenty of conveyances and luxuries.

Moon in the ascendant in all other signs causes either average or some negative results when lordships and planetary relationship is considered.

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