Moon and lunar phases: Significance in Vedic Astrology
Nicknamed the Queen of the solar system, the Moon plays a vital role in Vedic Astrology. Despite the fact that it is a natural satellite of the Earth, the Moon is considered a planet in astrology owing to the strong impact it can have on the fate and fortune of human beings. Its larger-than-life impact on the Earth has been scientifically proven by the fact that oceanic tides (high tide and low tide) swell or recede depending on the proximity of the Moon to the Earth. For centuries now, astrologers have heavily relied on the position of the Moon to predict key phases in the lives of individuals. A person’s moon sign signifies emotional chemistry, which is how people respond emotionally to other people in addition to various situations. As humans, we are all emotional beings, and understanding our moon sign thus helps in better navigation of life as a whole. Every individual’s birth chart will be influenced by all the astrological constellations (Aries, Leo, Cancer, etc) and the Moon, as it moves into each house, bears an effect on the emotions and moods of the individual. So, in the 28 days of the Lunar month or cycle, an individual’s emotional response to his/her surroundings will be influenced by the moon’s position in relation to the astrological constellation.