Understanding the Moon.

Moon- the significator of the mind- the only satellite that has been made part of astrology apart from our Sun and the other planets! The old masters were right to believe and even today, the Moon is perhaps the only celestial object (apart from the Sun) whose impact on our day-to-day life can be visibly seen and experienced! The ocean tides, wave heights and the impact on other weather phenomenon by working in tandem with the Sun- no wonder whichever culture/ faith/ belief system you may wish to follow the Sun and / or the Moon have a central place! In a lighter vein, when you have people trying to ask astrologers to prove again and again about our theories there is no other celestial object that comes to the rescue like the Moon or the Sun!

The Moon, doesn’t have it’s own light- what we perceive as Moonlight is the reelection of Sunlight from the Moon’s surface- now this is where the importance starts to come in to the picture! Our minds- on their own do not have an ability to do anything further unless there is content and aspect of relevant energies through other planets coming in- which will trigger it to think in a particular manner and these behaviors then go on to define who we are- our personalities and finally the existing societal norms of the society where you live in either put you in resonance or out of resonance with regards to how you are accepted or rejected and to what extent- which goes on to define whether you will achieve your success and true potential in the life time that you have at hand! This is perhaps the greatest step to deciphering ones’ moon in the chart that you have!

The intrinsic strength of the moon- personally I have seen Moon to be stronger around 3 days before and after the Full Moon. The New moon however has been a mixed bag- but again those 6 days around the new moon do create minds and mental thought processes which are different and unique- good or bad- depends on multiple things and aspects- like if the birth time is day or night, other planetary aspects and so on and so forth!

One easy way of interpreting the power of the moon in any chart would be to read through the composite strength arrived at after seeing the values of its own strength, aspects through the houses, signs, planets and nakshatras as well!

Jupiter or Sun aspecting the moon in a any manner are perhaps the most common of the aspects- since the moon travels fast and covers 27 nakshatras through one lunar month- it is but obvious it will come under the aspect of planets having special aspects more frequently then those who have only the 7th aspect! Here what matters is the quality of aspect- case in point is the Gaja Kesari yoga formed by the conjunction/aspect of Moon with Jupiter, since Jupiter has the 5, 7 and 9th aspect and through conjunction in 1st house- during the course of a lunar month moon would be covering 12 nakshatras and hence almost 40% people will always have this aspect in one or the other way- the intensity and extent of how effective this yoga becomes will eventually drill down to the basics of the naskshatras/ planet avasthas and the prevailing transits and dahsa/antardasha dynamics!

By itself Moon has been equated with the feminine energy source from the Universe and hence the aspect of representing mother- to begin with- Moon also shows a window to ones’ temperament- what is one likely to do when under stress- in today’s world this can be and should be an important aspect that can be looked into while suggesting people for jobs/careers and even for alliance matching- personalities cannot be created all over again- even as they may still show ability to flex and adapt- but how much this will be possible will only be shared by the position/sign/strength and the kind of aspects that it receives!

When Moon is impacted by multiple planets- especially during transits- depending upon whether the planets have quick transits- or have longer transits in a sign as they engage with the Moon- individuals will undergo rapid or subtle changes in their personalities- that is when we notice personality changes for the good or worse – say when you have the Saturn cycle, or Saturn’s 4th and 8th transit, Jupiter’s 4th, 8th and 12th transit from the moon. Likewise the dasha and anatardahsa tend to add their flavor to the character of the moon in ones’ chart and thereby create a personality which displays the impact of these various forces in proportion to what is impacting more over the other!

Moon is the Mind- The essence of making effective use of your Moon is ensuring your Mind is engaged with the only act of “seeking purpose to your life” as you go through your worldly duties! The earlier you get this answer the earlier you will realise balance, harmony and peace within and around you! A mind which is constantly pursuing what is not meant to be pursued, without understanding the “Why” of what is happening around will always end up with a fatigued mind which then is unable to even utilize of the impact of any benefic planets or aspects- since its intrinsic ability to stay vibrant and progressive has been hampered by wasting that energy for squiring unwanted things.

Your mind holds the key to decipher wisdom and knowledge and seek the universal truths and beyond- this certainly doesn’t mean you do not pay attention to your worldly duties and materialistic pleasures, what it means is that one needs to ensure there is an constant balance at every stage so that needless materialism and unwarranted spiritual pursuits don’t end up throwing your mind off course and lead you to an flux of never ending confusion and ambiguity!

A balanced mind- is a reflection of a Moon which has evolved to strike a balance on the move- among all the celestial energies that it is receiving and has developed a tenacity to know which energy source to log on to and when and in what proportion- for few people this happens naturally- read – purva janma karmic engagement- mostly found among old souls- for the newer souls who have worn the human form recently and are still yet to explore and feast on the materialism that is on offer- the Moon and the Mind is always challenged to stay on course and some are able to make it and few aren’t!

Well, on this Full Moon Day , I leave you with your mind and moon to reach within and see for yourself what is that you experience and what is that you wish to seek – worldly and spiritual so that you can start to train and direct your mind for that singular pursuit!

Ciao for now, will be back soon with another article! feel free to write to me on what topics you would want me to cover through my blogs!

Published by Parimal Aluri

I am a coach,consultant and trainer. Human behaviour has been at the core of my studies through experience and academic pursuits. I am a certified practitioner for NLP, CBT and Mindfulness. Mental health- it's benefits and ramifications go a long way in creating societies which are inclusive and progressive. Through my writings, talks and engagements, aim to bring about positive change and progress-one person at a time! I am also a professional astrologer and offer consultations.Through my writings and engagements around astrology; I contribute in my little way to do away with misconceptions and complexities around astrology and try to make it more simpler and easy to understand so that the benefits that it offers can be enjoyed by a larger audience!

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