Moon in the 12 houses of a Horoscope
Moon is the most significant aspect in the study of Astrology. It is the most important aspect in analysis of a horoscope. Yes, the ascendant shows the destiny of this life (“Prarabdha” Karma) and “direction of the Outcome” of the past karma in this life but Moon shows the deepest desire of the soul. What the specific person loves the most and where he will spend his most of “mind-space”/”thoughts”. Moon can singlehandedly change the effectiveness of the horoscope – a troubled mind can never achieve its potential & a calm/tranquil mind can go through a sea of calamities with success (or at least not making it worse than it is!).
If the ascendant shows the world’s perception about you – the window the world looks at you – Moon is who you actually are! Many people who seem to be miss-understood by masses have very conflicting or opposing / different influences on the ascendant & moon. (Salman Khan might very well have Rahu in the 1st house (Anger / Agitation) but Moon in Jupiter’s aspect!)
Mind/emotions and intellect/brain are two different things – Mercury (Budh) controls the intellect / logical thinking but it is Moon that controls the emotions or mind of a person. That is the very reason why the current planets (Gochar) (weekly / monthly /annual horoscope) are analyzed from Moon and not from Sun or Ascendant. It all depends on a person’s “state of mind”: with the same material situation, different folks would perceive it differently. The concept of being happy or sad depends completely on the mind of a person!
Moon is the fastest moving astral body going through 12 signs every approximately 28+ days. While Moon rotates around itself and the Earth, it also rotates around Sun. That’s why it is common sense to say that Moon is “Karak” or Governor of the mind & emotions. Moon is also the governor of Mother (Mata-karak), water, emotions/mind, silver apart from many other things. Needless to say that the house, the sign (rashi) and the constellation (Nakshatra) of Moon are ultra-important while analyzing a horoscope.
Moon in the 1st house of a Horoscope (TANU STHAN)
The 1st house is about ‘self’, appearance, overall body, head / face, the image that you portray to the world or the way the world perceives you. It is also about your daily commute. Your overall disposition is controlled by the 1st house including the facial expressions. Talking/moving in sleep and sometimes even walking (when Mars with Moon) is quite likely when Moon is in the 1st house. The mind keeps working over-time even when the body is asleep! J Moon controls/represents temperament of a person and when in the 1st house it completely rules the person. The thoughts are put to action immediately with this Moon. When a person is born on 2, 11, 20 or 29 (personality), the 1st house Moon is absolutely important factor in the analysis as these dates also show emotional/sensitive attitude. Even the total addition of 2 (Life purpose) would increase the importance with teh same intensity.
The 1st house Moon means the person is sensitive about the appearance, image, looks and being popular. It also shows overall nature of moving around quickly, changing places more often unless in 2 5 8 11 signs which make it a bit stable but still they will be movers if not changing cities/jobs very often. They are more affected by the surroundings and catch cold/viral deceases more often. Their facial expressions give away what they are thinking; makes it easy to guess their thoughts. As their 6th sense is heightened they are quite often are the receiving end of “Najar lagana”. The mood swings are common, the way Moon goes thru changes every day, their mood can change quite often even in a day; especially when Moon is in a water sign (4, 8, 12). As the 1st house is about “Duties” as it is belongs to Dharma-Trikon, this moon position does show desire of position of responsibility i.e. a designation or a job or “an office” with set well defined monthly, weekly duties. As Moon also shows people contact & sales, this placement is very good for such jobs like MR / Sales / PR etc.
These folks are sort of destiny’s child (neutral way and not a bad or good way) as the planetary pulls of current planets apply to them quite a bit as Ascendant and Moon sign are the same – the 5th Guru will give tremendous success whereas 6th Guru will show some health issues. These folks are easier to handle for Astrologers or rather these folks have the best use of Astrologers! J Even when Moon is closer to the ascendant degree – the mahadasha and antardasha would be that much more effective. Moon in the 1st house shows that there is a definite specific karma (acute) which is to be used in this birth. i.e. the desire of the person and the destiny of the person are very much in sync. A well placed Moon with aspect from Jupiter would give tremendous popularity & also a coveted position in life. The afflicted Moon could show loss of memory, lack of tranquility and even some mental instability that affects overall well being as Moon in the Tanu (Body) sthan.
Moon in Taurus or even Cancer sign could show dark/beautiful eyes & mostly curly hair. This Moon also makes the person popular with Women as Women have natural 6th sense that senses the sensitive/emotional side of this person in the 1st look.
For kids born with Moon in the 1st house – constant encouragement and good childhood memories of being loved are VERY important. They make long lasting impact – Yes it applies to ALL of the kids but MORE so for the 1st house Moon folks as they always keep the kid in them alive! J
A badly placed Moon, say with Rahu (aggression/agitation/hedonism) or Ketu (pessimism, depression) or Shani (without Jupiter Aspect) warrants Hanuman Sadhana for sure. Using White Pearl (Moti) in Silver in right hand small finger helps too. (Start on Monday at the time of the Sun rise 1hr plus minus of Sun rise; with usual Puja, followed by Kula-dewata Puja; 108 times Moon’s Navagraha Mantra which is easily available on the net and then put on the ring – A Monday that is on 2, 11, 20, 29 is more effective but not mandatory – Do not spend more than Rs 15K etc unless you are a film star or a VIP etc – You know what I mean)
~Milind N Chitambar (MNC)
Please do check the initial 4 paragraphs of the 1st article for importance of Moon in a horoscope: http://www.astromnc.com/17-basics/astrologybasics/131-moon-patterns
Moon in the 2nd house of a Horoscope - DHAN/KUTUMB STHAN (Wealth, Family)
The 2nd house belongs to the economic zone (arth-trikon) and shows your & your family’s wealth, investments, jewelry, debts/loans, bonds etc. It also shows your immediate family including you parents and your spouse/kids. The 2nd house also shows eyes (the right eye especially), teeth, tongue. It also shows your eating habits.
While analyzing the 2nd house, once should consider the Sign in the 2nd house, the planets in the 2nd house, the aspects on the 2nd house, the owner of the 2nd house and aspects on the owner etc and most importantly the governor of the thing you are trying to analyze (the 2nd house shows multiple things but the Governor of each of those things could be different). Here, the focus is only on the 2nd house Moon.
The 2nd house Moon shows desire of the soul to do something in financial /investment sector. It does show the desire to do family business or start some business with the family. Many a times, you could also see good use of the existing property or house for some quick business purpose. A very well placed Moon shows easy money from investments & also possibility of finding some secret family wealth (Jewelry etc) which is called as Gupt-Dhan. This well placed moon also shows good bit of time spent analyzing, thinking about share market or other investment opportunities. The better the quality of moon placement better the voice of the person too. A very good voice and very good luck with investment (easy money and not long term investments that are dominated by Shani) go hand in hand. Beautiful eyes and teeth are also a given for 2nd house Moon.
A badly placed or ill-aspected moon shows family debts or burdens that this soul wants to pay off or would have to pay off. The more badly placed the Moon, better to find out the wrong-doings in the family & start taking some corrective action. A Rahu or Ketu with this Moon and when their owner is wakri in 6 8 12 house does show some serious bad karma with investments (Sahukari etc) in the past birth. This means, quite a bit of time in this life is spent paying it back by hard work and giving others advice or service about investment, land etc matters. The more the help – earlier the payback. Once the pay-back ends – you start getting the benefits. However, until then one needs to be patient with deceptions & frustrating being taken for a ride by a few folks. They are just paying back your karma – reason to be rather happy about it. Regardless of the good/bad placement of moon, there is some family related wealth which either becomes a reason for your progress or family infighting & trouble. It is good to be aware!
This Moon if well placed does show some good luck with mom and the maternal family. Good support from Mama/Mousi folks is shown with this Moon. On the other side, a badly placed one shows some obligations towards this family especially if Moon is in Meen / Pisces (i.e. the owner of the 6th house)
Moon in the 3rd house of a Horoscope – Parakram Sthan, Siblings, Expression, Listening, Travel
The 3rd house of a Horoscope shows the younger siblings, friends, ability to express, listening skills, presentation skills & also to a large extent, the way leadership style of a person is portrayed/presented. This is the house of arms, shoulders, collar bone and ears also. This house belongs to “Kaam Trikon” which shows peripheral things in life such as friends, short-writing, art, expression (oratory skills, musical instrument etc). This house is about external interface of the person’s ability/skills. A very badly placed house could shows issues of arms, shoulders and also ears.
Moon in the 3rd house shows desire/affinity of peripheral things in life and also desire to change/affect surroundings in a visible way. i.e. there is a desire of soul to present, express something. A good bit of mind-space is also spent on siblings and more so the younger ones. Moon in the 3rd house also shows mentally tough mother. Your Mother has a bigger say/presence in the house than usual. Actually, it could also mean that she will need to be that way! If this moon is ill-aspected & very close to Rahu or Ketu and their owner not very well placed-- this directly shows issues with both Mom and also younger siblings: health (the part of the body shown by the sign in the 3rd house), busy mind etc. Special consideration should be given to the house that Moon owns 12th: Paternal family: 6th Maternal family etc.
The 3rd house is also about short term travel or travels of say 6 To 8 hours. This means a very well placed moon with some connections to 9th and 12th house could have connections with Tourism. Of course to get income from this, all these houses should have good connection with the 11th house (income/gains). The 3rd house shows a desire to roam around and travel quite a bit. Arranging outings/picnics etc is their forte! This means they also have to travel quite frequently and even settling 6 to 8hours away from the native place is also very likely.
A 3rd house Moon with Mercury and with some “rashi-bal” could show success in running a press/publishing business also. Any planet in the 3rd house gives ability to play some game/sports as per the nature and the sign of the planet. It also shows good logic building ability. This Moon also gives a very good sense of humor.
Moon in the 4th house of a Horoscope: Moksha Trikon, Mother, Happiness, Luck with house, vehicles or any damn things in the lifetime; Native country, Village, City etc
A very natural house for Moon as Moon owns the 4th Sign i.e. Cancer. The 4th house shows Mother, Inner Happiness, Inner peace, Ability (or lack of) to stay happy and keep surrounding happy, “Sukh” i.e. happiness that comes from house, vehicles, house-hold equipment, Farming, Farms, Luck with source of Water at house/farm. This house also shows ability of the person to collect “close to heart” folks over a lifetime (“SuHrud” House). Natural benefic like Moon, Venus and Jupiter are of GREAT power here especially Moon and Venus.
A soul chooses or is forced to be born on 4th Moon if there are great karmic ties with the mother. As Moon is “Matru-Karak” it being in 4th house has very specific ties with the Mom. These ties could be of karmic reward or karmic burden depending on the state of Moon and also aspects on the 4th house. A very well placed Moon shows the mother as a blessed soul, great help from her and her family and very good health. A troubled Moon shows a very hectic life to Mom. The more the physical hectic life to Mom, more mentally troubled the child is the universal law of Astrology as Moon is Governor of both Mom and Mind/emotions and body-water. A troubled Moon also causes several diseases over a life time regardless of the house but here it also shows Mom’s state of physical and mental health. Bad aspects on this Moon shows health issues to the physical part shown by the sign to both self and mom (say Moon in Scorpio in Jyeshtha aspected by Saturn Mars both could show issues related to internal reprod organs or kidney, In Moola/Sagittarius with legs and so on). When Moon is in this house, Moon Mahadasha of this person is reflected ALMOST “as-is” in lagnesh or Moon Mahadasha of their Mom – i.e. there is some synchronization of these effects of the mother and this person. Or when Saturn is supposed to go over this Moon, the Mother could have Shani antardasha or Shani going over lagnesh or some similar configuration.
Moon & also Venus or Jupiter here can make a person a bit lethargic (‘Alsi’ or “Sukhasin”) who likes to spend time I comfort zone: listing to music, watching movies, spending time at homely environments etc. This house is 8th i.e. mrutyu sthan of the Bhagya-shan (the 9th house). You will never hear someone having bhagyoday without moving 9 hours away from current place! J However, these people show good application or utilization of the progress for the human kind or surroundings. They are not the obstacles to progress but rather they know how to use it once it is done. Multiple homes, farms and collection of vehicles is very much likely with a strong Moon, Venus, Jupiter or even well placed Mars here. With Venus and Moon in there, there know how to make the best use of the property too!
This house Moon is best to take a franchise of say CCD or Barista etc which are supposed to provide a “very good environment” to people. They are masters at using equipment for comfort. Hell, they can stay happy and create a good environment even in a jail! This house Moon also makes a person a bit God-fearing and overall fearful of almost everything. They lack some extreme intensity etc unless you have a very strong Aries or Scorpio influence (multiple planets). In short, these folks have some emotional intelligence and are in touch & honest with their & other folks’ sentiments just like the Cancer Moon or Sun Sign (July 14 to Aug 14/15).
If the 4th house Moon is troubled then using White Pearl / Moti will reduce anxiety and bring inner peace which helps avoid making matters worse! There is no magical effect but certainly a stable & tranquil mind makes lesser mistakes than an insecure, troubled and an angry mind. Just need to make sure you are not lending too much money to your friends or doing stuff for free – as populism increases with this 4th house Moon and you could be taken for a ride due your good nature and desire to “please all”! J
Moon in the 5th house of a Horoscope: Dharma (Duties) Trikon, Intellect, Kids, Education (Vidya-sthan, Buddhi-sthan.) Heart & Back/spine, Inspirational thoughts, Art, Short Writing, Speech, Teaching etc
This is majorly known as the “Buddhi-sthan”. If the 10th house is of potential, production and continuous improvement and 12th house is if planning, blue-print, architecting etc – the 5th house is about EXECUTION, Go-Getter attitude, Quick achievements and mostly TACTICAL moves and success. This house shows what person thinks as his person success or a dream for that matter. This house is also about playing hard and also love affairs, drive etc. As per Sanskrit scriptures, this house also shows past good karma but I think, every damn thing in a horoscope shows that and not just the 5th house.
Moon in 5th house shows desire for some position in life and of course desire to be part of executing something to get quick success in life. This is not about big long drawn strategy like the 9th house & the 12th house. This house requires immediate action and fulfillment of instant karma. Without a strong 5th house, the 9th house strategy and 12th house vision would never see light of the day. The 5th house brings energy, drive and enthusiasm and optimism to execute thing & take them to completion.
Moon here bring some softness to approach which is not the best for sports activities unless strong Mars with it or 3rd to it (7th). This Moon shows interest in novels, reading, short writing (Lalit-Lekhan), Interest in Poetry & drama is also there. Everything that requires some thinking and spending some brain (CPU cycles) power is related to this house. Moon in this house also makes people have fun (changal-wadi). This fun is related to some action i.e. fulfilling practical senses and not the 6th sense or inner peace etc. Shukra 4th would make person to talk opposite sex often and share good heart/soul-mate etc but the 5th one wants commitment beyond that and action too. Similarly, Moon in the 5th house explores avenues for execution of plans and material success. (It is not completely materialistic etc but more say pragmatic).
When Moon is in Capri / Makar (owner of 11th) it shows cash through such activities of poetry, short writing, drama etc. When owner of 10th – i.e. in Aquarius it shows very good teaching or training ability – great for coaching classes. When in Virgo it shows some expression, drama/writing/acting etc and so on. When in Pisces it shows good execution of a strategy (9th) with innovation or even delivery lectures/seminars etc. In Gemini it shows at least Masters degree unless too many planets in Capri or Scorpio.
This is also the house of forecasting or trading, Hindi word for this is very good “Bhakit” – things like – “yeh abhi aur 2 wickets lega – Isako aaj kuchh jamale wala nahi hain; Ye share aaj 50 se kam se kam upar jayega” belong to the 5th house planets. When in water sign, these folks can also sense the rain and also body language of other folks. This is the house inspiration so time and again they get these brilliant ideas like the big bangs on Sun that happen every second. Hence, it is possible to have palpitations due to 5th house planets and more specifically Sun and Moon as they cause this inspiration/excitement more often.
This house shows destiny of this life with kids and hence the most important house for family folks. The quality if Moon in this house can make a huge impact on the quality of kids. A well placed Moon shows beautiful kids. A badly placed one still shows beautiful kids but with some minor/bigger health issues with water/viral things or even lungs or heart. An ill placed Moon affects the life of self and kids as the 1st house one as here it becomes difficult to separate (the 5th house) intellect from emotions (Moon)!
There is a desire for fixed monthly weekly etc responsibilities and some posts or designation or an “office” for this Duty-House Moon but yes their all rounder nature brings some very good flair to their job. Theis inspirational and go-getter moves keep others interested in working with them. They are very well liked by surroundings for their friendly nature and they often like the jobs with ample people connect.
Moon in the 6th house: Service Sector, Economic Zone, Mom’s siblings, Stomach, Deceases (Rog sthan), Social Presence (Samaj Sthan), Servants, Employees, Health, Enemies (Ripu-sthan)
This house is treated as paap-sthan or “du:sthan” along with 8 & 12 houses. As I keep saying the Sanskrit words comes across a bit too extreme and sometime downright fatal (Mrityu shadh-ashtak) or glorifying too much (“Raajyog, Panchamahapurush Yog, Gaja-Kesari yoga!) J Similarly the 6, 8 and 12 houses are almost condemned in traditional astrology books that translate Sanskrit scripture without understanding what they “intend” to convey! As you can see above the 6th house stands for so many variety of things. How come Mom’s siblings be all paapi for all people in the world! J
Moon in 6th house usually does not thrill the traditional astrologers. This house belongs to economic zone; any planet in this house gives money for sure. It is through providing some “service”. The type of service is shown by Signs in Ascendant, Sun but when Moon is in the 6th house – Moon’s Sign, Constellation and Navamansh do have a BIG say in guessing the field. Aries Sign of Navamansh would show engineering sector, Scorpio could show chemistry or mining field, Taurus could show food or investment or jewelry & so on. Guru’s Navamansh could show medical/pharmacy etc sector. A well placed moon shows good luck with house servants or at a broad level with employees in a business. If the 10th house is about production and 2nd house about investments, debts etc, the 6th house shows service sector. Moon in Guru’s sign and with say Mars or Mars aspect could also shows medical sector or pharma sector. A well placed Moon in Gemini or Virgo also could show providing service though writing, speaking (medical transcripts?).
There is a tendency to catch viral deceases or that spread through water to these more than others. This moon does show a bit fragile composition than other configurations. Guru aspect does stabilize it but still it can’t eliminate it.
There is a special affinity/bond towards Mom’s relatives and frequent visits to Mama/Mousi family are almost a given with a well placed moon. A badly placed moon shows some karmic obligation towards Mom’s relatives. The Sign, the constellation & the owner of the 6th house (in this case rashi-swami) would show the nature, type and intensity of that karmic debt. Helping them helps you in a magical way with economic stuff but more so on health front too. Although it is very difficult to analyze: Moon with Rahu in this house shows father’s mama/mousi and with Ketu it is from mom’s side. Again, some close scrutiny is required but Rahu and Ketu take the Mama/Mousi concepts at one generation up than your direct relatives! A very close 74 born friend with Moon Rahu in 6th house used to go to “Mama’s place” almost every other month and it was in other state! J
This moon aids the 10th house (Career) quite a bit as it is in Bhagya-sthan of the 10th house. This is a very good placement that shows incremental growth. Being 12th house of the 7th house it also shows expenditures on or by spouse/partners.
Moon in the 7th house: Partnerships, Collaborations, Group Activities, Direct Opponents as in court cases, Clients for a Doctor or a lawyer, Long Term wars; Kam Trikon
It is a “Marak Sthan” as per Indian Astrology: as it is more of a philosophical thought as you can never have enough of physical pleasure! J (Similarly 2nd house is Marak, never can have enough wealth!); It also Marak as the person spends lot of energy for this house. This house “completes” the 1st house or compliments it.
The soul has a deep desire to either get paid or pay the karmic stuff with the relationships or partnerships from the past karma. Considerable mind-space and also energy is spent on partnerships, collaborations in this life. The “state” of this Moon will decide the outcome of the (good/bad) results. A well placed one showing great luck with partnerships and marriage whereas ill-placed/aspected one showing karmic burden to be paid off.
This moon exactly opposite to the 1st house alters some of the physical and attitude aspects of the sign & planets in the 1st house. It does show mood swings, a bit unstable nature similar to the 1st house moon but it likes to be in a group than alone. (Example: for Aries ascendant it will reduce the aggression due to Libra Moon and vice versa!) Moon closer to ascendant degree shows more impact of this moon in changing the characteristics of the ascendant-signs.
As the 7th house compliments the 1st house (self), these folks always try to balance or validate their plans. The impulse or the hurried nature of the 1st house planets is largely balanced with this moon. A person with this moon doesn’t get into irreversible situations! There is always some room for negotiations!
As this house belongs to Kaam-Trikon, folks tend to work on the things they love to do and not what they need to do! Most of the self employed folks working on niche stuff of their liking have moon or L10 in 3, 7, 11 houses. They take pleasure in what they work on and do not like to work on what they do not enjoy. This is not the best house for moon to get a position of responsibility with specific daily, weekly, monthly tasks. It bogs them down and is completely out of comfort zone for them. This is especially true for Libra ascendant as Moon also becomes L10.
Generic Thoughts or Rather Random Thought 14 topic! J
Like any planet in any house, the effectiveness of Moon in this house largely depends on the owner of the 7th house (L7). L7 in 7th, 11th or 3rd house (Kam-Trikon) will show very good results of what this house stands for i.e. success in the things shown by this house. Of course, Shani drushti on L7 or 7 will delay the fruits of karma and all that but you get an idea. (Any rashi-swami 5 or 9 or in the same house increases the fruits & also speed of the fruits shown by that house). Rather, when a soul has done a lot of thinking, meditation about certain part of life then it is allowed or it takes birth with such formation where the owner of the house is in that house (complete bhog) or in the 5th house from that house (doing something inspirational/fun loving/tactical/action oriented about the house) and 9th from it which shows doing something strategic, broad, guidance to others about that house. Rather, even any planet in horoscope is 5th or 9th from some house which shows that it increases the effectiveness of those houses by its own strength in the horoscope. That is why trikon yog are considered most natural, most powerful and of 100% strength (Nava-Pancham)
Moon in the 8th house: