Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Article on Moon

Article on Moon



|Views: 1,521|Likes:
Published by sharath kumar.r
This was a research article by my reverend teacher and has been published in the research journal of high fame.a good article on the things related to moon
This was a research article by my reverend teacher and has been published in the research journal of high fame.a good article on the things related to moon

More info:

Published by: sharath kumar.r on Mar 20, 2009
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial


Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as DOC, PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less





Page 1 of 9
Om“Shree Durgaparameshwari Prasanna
1. Introduction :
The timing of an event in the life of a native is a challenging task for any astrologer, be it a novice or an expert. The westerners use a combination of results due to the major and minor progressions as modified by various aspects of planets. In Vedic Astrology, all practitioners employ only the Dasa and transit method. The efficacy of the Dasa systemwhich is unique to Vedic Astrology has been proved beyond doubt over so many centuriesof its practice .In ‘Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra’, the most acclaimed classic on Vedic Astrology ,32 types of dasha systems have been prescribed for the purpose of timing events. Out of these , as many as 13 Dasha systems are based on the position of Moon at birth in thehoroscope of the native. The following table is illustrative: Names of the Dasa systemsBasis of the DasaSystem(s)Total No oDasasVimshottari, Ashtottari , Shodashottari,Dwadashottari, Panchottari ,Shatabdika ,Chaturashiti-Sama , Dwisaptati-Sama, ShashtiHayani ,Shat-Trimsa –sama, Kalachakra , Yogini,& Tara dasas Natal MoonThirteenKala dasa Birth time & Planets oneChakra DasaBirth time & Signs oneChara, Sthira, Yogardha, & Kendradhi dasasSign basedFouKaraka-Kendradi, Karaka dasasPlanet basedTwoMandooka, Shoola, Trikona, Driga, Lagnadi-Rasi,Pinda-Amsa, Naisargika , sandhya & Panchakaof Sandhya DasasBased on differentBhavas NineAshtaka varga dasaAshtakavarga basedonePanchaswara dasaName basedone
Page 2 of 9
It is clear from the above table that the most widely used Dasha systems inParashara School such as Vimshottari, Ashtottari , Kalachakra , Yogini, etc are all based onthe natal position of Moon . Moon, although not considered as a planet in Astronomy,has been rightly assigned a pride place in Vedic Astrology with the V.I.P status of a planetindicating the whole life events of a native. Now, some questions arise as to why only Moon is considered for the purpose andnot other planets ? What could be the unique influence of natal Moon to qualify for such a priority treatment ? This article is the result of my efforts to find an answer to thesequestions .
2. Important karakatwas of Moon:
According to Kalidasa’s Uttara Kalamrutha , (Khanda-V , Slokas- 25 to 29), thenatural significations of Moon include the following:
Disposition of mind, heart
, Woman, good or bad, sleep, happiness,
, travel, well, tank,
, impartiality, consumption, salt,
, ability, belly,
, splendor, quick in thought, fame, beauty, mendicant, middleworld,
, middle age,
, going to distant countries, Royal insignia, Good blood ,vital energy, etc . etc.,These karakatwas of Moon (selected out of a lengthy list) bear a unique relationshipwith the physical existence of human life on Earth. Let us briefly examine some of theseimportant aspects which render Moon as an unique planet singularly governing the wholelife span of a native . 
i) Moon , the Universal Mother:
Moon plays a vital role in the process of procreation of all living beings on Earth. Itslead role in not only procreation but also nourishing and aiding the growth of siblings aswell as their sustenance till their last breadth is indisputable.The following words from Brihat Jataka by Varahamihira ( Sloka 1 of Chapter 4 )assert the role of moon in human procreation :
“Kujendhu hethu Prathimaasa maarthavam Gathethu peedarksham anushna dheedhithouAtho’nyathaasthe Shubapungrahekshithe Narena Samyogamupaithi Kaamini”
: Mars and Moon are the cause for monthly menses. When Moon is inanupachaya rasis the menses for conception occurs. When the reverse is thecase, and the masculine benefic aspects, the woman gets sexual union withman. (Translation by late Prof .B. Suryanarain Rao, Founder of the AstrologicalMagazine) .
Page 3 of 9
Mars rules heat and biliousness while Moon rules not only motherhood but also ‘allthat is watery’. The Blood formed out of the interaction of bilious Mars with wateryMoon is said to cause the menses in women. According to Saravali ,chapter 8 sloka no.2 ,every month when moon is transiting in anupachaya rasis (1,2,4,5,7,8,9,12 rasis)from janma lagna and is aspected by mars then the menses suitable for conception occurs in thewoman. For actual conception to take place, aspect of benefic Guru on the abovecombination is essential as only then she would unite willingly with her husband .Also,according to chapter 4 sloka 4 of Hora Makarand by Gunakar, if sun, Moon, Venus andMars are located in their own navamsha in upachaya houses ( 3,6,10,11)from natal moonof a man or woman or if guru is in lagna or 5
or 9
house , the pregnancy is predicted.Similar information is obtaining in various other classics like Jatakadeshmarga, Hora sara ,etc.Here, we must observe that Moon represents the female principle (Prakruthi ,asMother) and Mars represents the male principle (Purusha ,as father) the union of which is paving way for procreation. It is a commonly known biological fact that in the seminalFluid sperm is engulfed in a liquid medium which facilitates the actual fertilization of theovum. Even the ovum contains a protective sheath within which matter is present in liquidform and only in this liquid the foetus is formed after fertilization which ultimately growsin to the child . Although the role of other panchabhutas like fire, Air , space and matter areindisputably significant in the process of procreation ,it is the role of the Jala tatwa that is predominant being the facilitative medium of the whole activity .Thus, the planet Moon happens to be one of the two most important planets whichrule not only the physical manifestation of the soul of man but also its very beginning inany particular birth.
ii) Moon as Water, the nourishment for growth and sustenance of life :
In Vedic Astrology, Moon has been epitomized as the symbol of Mother notmerely as the vehicle for procreation of life but also for its multiple roles in nursing andaiding the growth of the physical form of all living things in nature. Moon, as thesignificator of water and other potable liquids, undoubtedly influences each and everyactivity of man on this earth.In mantra 89 of 4
sukta of 18
Kanda of Atharvana Veda, Moon is described withthe words
“ chandrama Apsu antara Suparnou
…” . This means that the Moon is having awatery core and is the great nourisher that brings us up.Also, in chapter15 ( sloka 13 ) of Bhagavad Gita , it is stated as follows: 
 Pushnaameecha oushdhi Sarvaa Somo Boothvaa Rasaathmaka

Activity (41)

You've already reviewed this. Edit your review.
1 hundred reads
1 thousand reads
Isness Is liked this
Love liked this
Hanse69 liked this
Raman Reti liked this
Raman Reti liked this
Raman Reti liked this
Sandeep Trivedi liked this
Nestansgo liked this

You're Reading a Free Preview

/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->