Why the Moon ?
In the north Indian style of birth charts if the Moon is a
house other than the lagna, two different charts are prepared to do readings, first from the lagna and then
from the Moon. In the south Indian chart two charts need not to be prepared but the same scientific approach
Why then is so much importance igiven to the Moon must be
1. The lagna is the body, and physical body.
2. Six divisional
horoscopes are its six limbs, which are –
a. The birth horoscope is for the study of physical, general and broad understanding of a man’s
b. Hora which is a two fold division of a horoscope is
to be seen for wealth, though it has some other uses also.
c. Dreshkona (Drekkana) is one third division of a horoscope for finding out mainly about brothers and
sisters though it has a wide variety of uses.
d. Navamsha or the one-ninth division of a horoscope for seeing the subtle, hidden planetary
stories but is used mainly for marital and relationship problems.
e. Dwadashamsha or the One-twelfth division is used to know about parents, though it has most
extraordinary uses of other kinds also.
f. Trimsamsha, one thirtieth division (actually five divisions) for misfortune, though it reveals a
wealth of details about one’s talents also.
3. Other planets, i.e. Mars, Mercury, Jupiter, Venus, Saturn, Rahu
and Ketu are the flesh and blood of the body.
4. The Moon is the life-force and
5. The Sun is the soul.
To do astrology without seeing the very great role of the Moon in it
is to do autopsy, not astrology, of a horoscope.
The great Vedic seers knew all about it and have used the Moon in so
many ways that it will need the efforts of a life-time to comprehend them and use them fully. No astrologer knows
the full uses of the Moon in a horoscope. But a sound Hindu astrologer knows the great importance of the Moon and
knows that it is the life force of the horoscope.
To understand the role of the Moon in a horoscope, one must first understand broad and
general category for the psychological understanding of a personality.
Then understand it again in a less broad but general way by using the
After that should come the manifold specific influence of the Moon in a horoscope through microscopic
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