Moon is the planet nearest to the Earth. It is the only planet in the solar system which revolves round the Earth. The Sun is the generator of power whereas Moon is conductor of power lent by the Sun. Moon shines only by the reflected light of the Sun. The distance between the Earth and Moon is approximately 2,38,000 miles. The Sun gives the spirit and life to all planets and Moon rules the lives of the beings on Earth. Sun represents individuality whereas Moon shows one’s personality. Moon also represents mother if a person is born at night Moon is feminine. Hence the person under the ruler ship of Moon becomes timid, vacillating receptive and convertible. Moon governs the impregnation, conception, birth of child, the animal instinct the union and the embryo. It also rules the infant stage of a person and it has powerful influence on their lives. Afflicted Moon at the time of birth causes ailments frequently and does not allow to have proper growth.
Natives ruled by Moon generally have white complexion and charming eyes. They are plump and of short stature. They walk with a rolling gait. Moon’s influence is said to be cold, moist, phlegmatic and feminine. She is fruitful and convertible in nature according to her position in the chart and her aspects and location in the zodiac (by sign) at that time. Her proximity to the Earth and rapidity of motion render her a powerful signification in all branches of 15 astrology. She makes a complete transit of the zodiac (i.e. all the signs) every 27 days, 7 hours and 43 minutes. She rules liquids, fresh water, milk, public commodities like groceries, fish, drinks etc., also sailing, brewing, nursing and females generally. Moon influences the growth of all plant life. She governs the brain, breasts, left eye of the male and right eye of the female. Her day is Monday, metal silver, color white gem pearl and other white stones. People ruled by Moon are usually sensitive, emotional and domesticated, possessing a love for home and kindred. They have a good memory. Having a fertile imagination and being also very conscientious, they meet with many ups and downs in life. They are quite receptive and mediumistic and frequently possess musical talent.
They like water and natural beauty. If the Moon is not favorably disposed, the natives may be either too easy going and given to self-gratification and over indulgence in eating, drinking or pleasure, or are too changeable, negative and uncertain. Person ruled by Moon do well as nurses, cooks, confectioners, grocers, gardeners, matrons, dealers in liquids, stewards, clerks, companions and in other occupations of a common, public or fluctuating nature. Waxing Moon is considered a benefic and waning Moon a malefic. Moon owns Cancer. She is exalted in Taurus and debilitated in Scorpio. Her highest exaltation point is 3 degrees of Taurus and the lowest debilitation point is 3 degrees of Scorpio. The first 3 degrees of Taurus constitute Moon’s exaltation portion and the remaining 27 degrees portion is her Mooltrikona. The whole of Cancer is her swakshetra.