Chandra Kundali: The Moon Horoscope
Importance – Importance on moon can be seen from a single fact that the most universally applicable and versatile dasa named Vimshottari starts from Moon only. Classics say in single opinion that transit results must be seen from moon. What is dasa and Gochar? They are experiences we face through our lives. A chart may contain many events but their experience is done through Dasa’s only and they start from Moon (almost all Dasa’s given out by Parashara) hence moon chart is very important and mostly ignored.
How we approach the subject – There are no direct indications on how to read Moon chart but following closely yoga’s related to moon given by sages we can have an idea about how to analyze it.
Basic difference – Before delving into critically examining Yogas we must remember two basic differences. First of all as clear from Sunpha and Anpha yoga’s planet’s position from Moon chart is only to be considered and not their lordship. Another is as lordships aren’t applicable results are solely decided by planets significations and characteristics.
Important note – Parashara in end of his chapter dealing with Moon Yoga’s just after expositing Sunpha and Anpha yoga’s said. These Yogas from moon must not be overlooked and their effects are sure to come irrespective of other yoga’s. These lines are very important as sage himself given importance to moon ascendant and makes it very clear that it must not be ignored in any condition. And these yoga’s have the power to surpass all other Yogas and give their effects.
Sunpha 2nd house – planets in second house from Moon makes Sunpha yoga which is said to give position of king or equal to kind that in modern terminology can mean power (enterprise) it makes a man intelligent, rich, famous and earns money from own hard work. An important thing to note here that sage’s never talk about nature of planets in 2nd house making alteration in yoga. They should not be only benefics or malefics any two of them will make the yoga. Only some modifications will be there like Mars may give money from lands and younger brother whereas Jupiter can give money from teaching, management, elders.
If we look closely we find 2nd house from Moon is like a Rajyoga house giving power. Is related to finance (riches), means of livelihood. Also show intellect that is an important factor to make money and profession.
2nd house from Moon deals with profession and earnings as well as mode of earning.
Vasumaan 3rd house – Vasumaan yoga is made when benefics are in 3rd 6th 10th and 11th houses from Moon (All Upachaya houses) more the benefics are there better the riches will be. Here we find two things primarily now sage is very clear in mentioning that only benefics here are welcome and not malefic. However malefics won’t give loss of money but they will be idle in matter of finances as far as moon chart is concerned while their other roles will remain intact.
3rd house from Moon along with other Upachaya houses decides amount of wealth
Sharada 5th and 9th houses – there are two variations of Sharada yoga and another between them is when Jupiter or/and Mercury is placed in any of trine to moon while Mars is in 11th from Moon native will have Sharada yoga that results in intelligence.
With mention of malefic in 11th house giving intelligence sage made it clear that every planet in 11th house is good and benefics between them will give wealth whereas malefics will give intelligence and among them Mars combined with Jupiter and/or Mercury in any of trine will give high intelligence.
We can safely say planets in trine to Moon directly influence mind and decides its behavior and makeup and Mercury and Jupiter being intellectual planets make mind intelligent. And we came to a conclusion that to see how someone’s mind work or their mental capabilities we must see trines from moon.
Between all four benefics one being moon is ruled out and rest two are included leaving Venus as being teacher of demons he will give intelligence but influenced by some material tendencies too that will make a person intelligent but not in true sense of pure intellect with an understanding of Brahman (real nature of god) whereas other malefics may give different type of intelligent but nowhere they are near to Jupiter and Mercury due to them being direct significator of wisdom and intelligence respectively.
Vasumaan and Adhi 6th house – Adhi yoga is made by presence of benefics in 6th 7th and 8th house from moon. All benefics can be in different houses. Or they all can be same house. Or only few of them can be in some houses or all houses. Different variations are here. Before we start to exercise our mind on how this yoga is formed. Let we try to understand the word “Adhi” that is a prefix of Sanskrit language which when added before a word makes it main or only. Like Raj means king and AdhiRaj will mean the main king or mightiest (between them in power, strength etc) king. Thus it gives mightiness and in other words power. There are three houses for formation of Adhi yoga’s and now we can easily deuce that more the number of benefic planets in these houses mightier will be the king. And their further good condition like exaltation will increase power whereas bad condition will decrease the same. So the main criteria is having all benefics in these houses for one to become mighty (wield high power and status) their order can be in any house doesn’t matter but their dignity must be carefully looked at.
In my humble opinion exalted malefics must also be treated as benefics whereas debilitated benefics should be treated as malefics.
Now we find importance of 6th house from moon is very high and this is very critical and it’s always better to have benefics here. As it will make it a very powerful yoga for power (Adhi yoga) as well as wealth (Vasumaan Yoga)
6th house being weakness of mind when tented by benefics will make it strength of mind and as an English quotation says when you make your weakness as your strength nothing can stop you the same is the thing here. Having benefics here is very important and this can take chart to high level and can give Rajyoga as well as Dhana Yoga.
Adhi Yoga 7th and 8th house – We know definition of Adhi yoga as main, prominent, mighty and exalted. There are three houses involved in Adhi yoga the 6th, 7th and 8th houses. While 6th house is both for Adhi as well as Vasumaan yoga it stands little bit different as a single benefic there will give both money and prominence in life whereas malefics being opposite of their nature can disturb these prospects. Now 7th and 8th house are only under Adhi Yoga. Showing these are houses giving prominent position in life. Only benefics are being talked of.
A Version of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra misinterprets malefics in Upachaya from Moon giving Dhana Yoga but other version of Brihat Parashara Hora Shastra and Brihat Jataka confirms that only benefics in Upachaya from Moon can give Dhana Yoga named as Vasumaan Yoga.
7th house being Jaya that means Victory shows person’s victory over other and shows a prominent position. Strong benefics in these places (all these three houses) can make one enjoy much power and prominence in life.
Amala and Vasumaan 10th House – We know about Vasumaan giving much wealth. That occurs when benefics are in Upachaya from moon and the strongest Upachaya is 10th house hence if strong benefics be in 10th house from Moon it can give much wealth in life.
Full name of Amala is Amalkeerti yoga. Amala means Pure and Keerti means Fame, Repute and renown.
If a benefic be in 10th house from Moon it makes a person wealthy as well as gives him pure name and fame. His charter will also be flawless.
10th house from Moon is a perfect house to be seen for profession as it shows both reputations that one earns through the work he does and wealth that also comes from one’s main occupation.
Vasumaan and Sharada 11th house – this gives both wealth as well as intelligence. And can be used as a very important house if we need to see education of a person which finally ends up making his career path or to say source of income.
Anpha 12th house – in all other houses from moon benefics are welcome but this 2nd and 12th house is the only houses were all planets are welcome. (Except those houses that aren’t mentioned – 4th house) about 12th house any planet here is said to give kingship, health, happiness, well cultured, beauty and success. We see as 2nd house is more inclined towards professional life 12th house is inclined towards personal things of beauty, happiness, health, well cultured, and success and here kingship must mean ones status in home as it is clear from reading other effects that this is more a personal house. Resting place of The Moon.
Overriding influences – After Sunpha and Anpha Yoga sage said these effects are sure to happen even if they need to destroy other effects they will do so and give their effects prominently. And then we find overriding effects like 3rd 6th 10th and 11th all dealing with quantum of wealth. Between them 6th is wealth and power. And 10th is wealth and fame. How to make a difference between houses of same yoga. Let we try to take a novel outlook.
4th house from Moon – sage is very clear in declaring that father must be judged in 9th house from Sun, Mother in 4th from Moon, Brothers in 3rd from Mars, Maternal Uncles in 6th from Mercury and so on. Thus we find a clear link that mother must be seen in 4th from Moon. And being bhava from Karaka it shows our experience with mother and other women who nurture us emotionally. Hence 4th house from Moon is for those who keep care of us and out mention and emotional supporters. The one who will help us growing and also can show initial mentors as mother is the first teacher.
Moon Lagna – In jaimini there is a dictum that says if Sun, Venus or Rahu be in 12th from Arudh Lagna person will have losses from government and If moon also aspects this then it is sure to happen. Thus moon gives surety and any planet placed with Moon or any yoga with Moon (Except Pancha Mahapurush Yoga) with moon makes sure that effects of the yoga are sure to happen. Thus any Yoga with moon gets surety and effects mind of the person very severely. Like all ascendant’s first house from moon shows mental strength and emotional capabilities. Malefics there are sure to make one fall prey to negative emotions and more benefic influence will make one always live under some kind of phenomena.
Sunpha and Anpha expanded – Kendra’s are the houses of support as a men get supports for his body (Lagna) Home (4th house) Wife and associates (7th house) and profession (10th house) to survive in this world. Whereas Trines are blessings in form of Purva Punya (9th house) and Children’s (5th house). Tattwa’s are divided based on trine division. Trine from fire tattwa is all fiery signs whereas natures of signs are movable, mutable and dual are segregated based upon quadrants. While trine shows their inner nature of basic building blocks, quadrants shows their outer nature of mobility.
Hence we can easily say all houses in Kendra to 12th house support Anpha yoga and all houses in Kendra to 2nd house support Sunpha yoga. And the same is the case with trines to them but their nature and type of support being different. Let we try to understand this from a new perspective.
We leave 1st, 2nd and 12th house as they are building houses of Yoga’s and approach the subject with this fundamental straight in mind that 2nd house of Sunpha gives worldly success of kingship, intelligence, wealthy, famous and self-earned money whereas Anpha gives personal success of disease free body, happiness, well mannered, well known and handsome.
3rd house is a Kendra from 4th house and being a house showing finances must show finance utilized for personal happiness and fulfillment.
4th house being trine from 12th house (5th trine) shows blessing of personal life – mother at first and then wife. Basically it shows blessings to personal life or those people who keep you happy and fulfilled. Care for you and are your first mentors of personal life.
5th house being Kendra from 2nd house shows intelligence used to make money and worldly success.
6th house being Kendra from Moon shows power and money that comes from family background or standard of living. And being Kona from 2nd house shows blessings of worldly success. If we think of it together it shows something like huge lands coming as inheritance or money from father which comes from family and makes base for one’s own worldly success.
7th house being opposite to Moon and main house of Adhi yoga as it Kendra from Moon and house of Victory Jaya it shows prominence in life gain from one’s own intellect. It is supremacy due to one’s intellect. (There are many operating systems but see 7th from Bill Gate’s moon is exalted Mercury and his supremacy – as indicated earlier Mercury is karaka for software kind of huge mathematical calculations. Mainly in Parashari Astrology)
8th house is Kendra from 2nd house and shows power came from worldly success prominence came from one’s worldly achievements due to hard work. And invariably become blessings for personal life and helps one rise their comfort status. 9th house being house of luck it shows how lucky person is in enjoying his personal family life.
9th house is Kendra from 12th house and show intelligence of family tradition. Knowledge and lessons from family and in other words we can refer to it as sacraments obtained from family and their tradition.
10th house being 9th from 2nd house shows luck in matter of how we increase our worldly success that is a direct indication to profession and as this also relates with pure reputation of person. There is a clear link that it shows how clear the ways from which one was earned wealth are. A malefic in 10th from moon can show some other ways of earning money (until some mitigating factors are there)
11th house being Kendra from 2nd indicates money earned from professional success or in the way to professional success and intelligence employed to have professional success. Like 10th house from moon shows directly which works mind like to do. 10th from 2nd house shows main work from which much money can be made. Whereas 10th from 12th (9th) shows wealth of family that is sacraments of someone.
Concluding with future prospects – all the houses from moon can be interpreted in many other ways. Especially when we see Duryoga from moon. Like when Jupiter is in 6th 8th or 12th house from Moon it makes Shakata Yoga that is said to give hard life and penury and especially a tendency to lose opportunities in life. What does this mean that Jupiter is only good in 7th from Moon when it comes to give prominence? Does it show that Jupiter will only give prominence when someone uses his own mind? Or does it mean that Jupiter making Anpha yoga is bad and such an honest planet can never enjoy fully in personal life or even if he does he does so with an attitude of serving family members and not an attitude of enjoying. Or does it mean in case of Kemdrum yoga that when mind isn’t focus on anything either on personal or material enjoyment it is sure to feel loneliness and live miserly life. Or what does it mean that sage itself says Malefics in Upachaya are good but not from moon does it moon that mind is never good in ways of malefic planets. This is a point worth pondering and we shall touch the topic some other time in a new article.
Lots of example can be quoted but due to fear of article being too long. And not exposing Chandra Chakra to its fullest (because without looking as Duryoga in the same way it is just a lopsided view) I am refraining from giving any example here. But we must try to understand these fundamental principles lied down in these lines and apply them on more and more charts for better understanding. Because unlike as understood by modern facebook astrologers. Moon is more than mind. It is the life the Jeevani Shakti the life force itself. We must understand it as fullest. As lagna is head and in Chandra Chakra moon will always be in ascendant. Shiva is a deity having moon on his head. And looking this way we find its importance in health matters. And when we think it in its complete terms like Adhi means to expand and suppose if 6th lord from Lagna that indicates disease is in 6th 7th or 8th from moon it will only increase disease in his dasa. This becomes a very important chart that none can afford to miss.
God willing in near future we will write more on Chandra Chakra, Surya Chakra and other special ascendants.