The Moon which shines gloriously in the night sky has a special place in astrology. The Moon is not only the natural satellite of earth but it is also the prime significator of impact on human minds. From the ancient period the moon has been given a high position in astrology. Moon with its unique sixteen kalas (16 phases) influences as well as directs human minds and thus plays a crucial role in the lives of people.
Vedic astrology considers the Moon as the significator of the mind. Moon has an erratic nature and is the fastest moving celestial body among the planets. The Moon completes rotation of a nakshatra in one day and in a two days and a half it passes through an entire sign. With its swiftness the Moon is able to occupy the same nakshatra and sign after 27 days.
Vedic astrological principles say that it is required to make a Moon chart along with the Ascendant kundli as Moon is a significant factor in astrology which influences human lives strongly.
According to Vedic astrology a child’s birth sign (Rashi) is the sign which was occupied by the Moon during his birth time. Placement of Moon in a nakshatra at the birth time of a child is used to calculate the vinshottari dasha from the lord of that nakshatra. The moon sign is also said to be responsible for Saturn’s dhaiya and sade saati afflictions. Besides these the Moon helps in forming many yogas in a kundli.
Like Vedic astrology Horary astrology also gives importance to the Moon. The Moon is the symbol of successfully completing a task as well as achieving the desired objective. Horary astrology says that as Moon is a swift moving planet, its position in the significator house (Karak bhava) guarantees instant and sure results to the native.
In this scenario the Moon acts as a guaranteed significator of work through which it is possible to find out whether a person can fulfill his desires or not. Aspect of Moon on the house of action or lord of the karak bhava in the native’s horary chart is very auspicious as it enhances success and fulfillment of desire.
Let’s clarify with an example. Suppose a person wants to know whether he will succeed in a new business or not. After hearing the question the horary astrologist makes a horary chart in which Ascendant, lord of the Ascendant, profit or lord of the profit are determined.
Combination of above stated planet and house and aspect of Moon on the house of profit from the 5th house or any other house in a kundli means sure success in the business. In this regard aspect of the Moon is very crucial in horary chart.
Debilitated Moon may create obstacle in bringing success even though a kundli has auspicious Ascendant or lord of the Ascendant and lord of the house of profit. Thus an auspicious Moon is required in horary chart to make things easy and fruitful for a native. Auspicious combination of Moon and other planet results favorable situation and enhances success in a native’s life.