Role of moon in deciding destiny in life
Though, Hindu Astrology emphasizes over subtle and micro-level analysis to pinpoint an event, but at macro-level the transit of Moon over various zodiac signs vis-à-vis its interactions with other planets are used to forecast how a week or a month would pan out for a particular Rashi for an individual, popularly known as Rashiphal or for a country in mundane astrology. When an important event takes place in the life of a person, the Moon in transit has been normally found to be influencing the house concerned representing the event of a horoscope in case of a correctly cast horoscope. Thus, the transit Moon decides the day of an event. For example, in case of a sacramental marriage, the transit Moon has been found to be influencing the 7th house or 7th lord of a horoscope on the day of marriage. Similarly, in case of getting an employment or professional upliftment, the transit Moon has been found to be influencing either the 10th house or 10th lord or the 7th house or the 7th lord of a horoscope. Most importantly, Moon is considered as planetary significator of mother who gives us birth, feed us and takes care of us when we need it most for our upbringing. Parents are invaluable assets in the life of everybody, who bring us on this Earth, give us selfless care with fullest devotion, even by sacrificing their own interests and give necessary guidance at our formative ages as well as throughout our life, too. Sun is the astrological planetary significator of father and Moon is for mother. So, the importance of Moon is unparalleled. In the Horoscope of Late Mrs. Indira Gandhi with Cancer Lagna, Moon was afflicted by Saturn. In Navamsha also, her Moon was badly placed and afflicted. She had an ailing mother all along. Moon is also the significator of our mind, peace, tranquility and happiness. A person is known through his deeds and the way he thinks. It is the mind which translates and transforms our thinking into actions and activities on the ground, irrespective of good or bad. As such, Moon being the significator of mind, is the ultimate controller of all our actions and activities on this earth. A criminal/gangster/ fraudster/ or a mean-minded/ conspirator can born if a weak Moon along with 5th house and 5th lord is heavily afflicted in a horoscope of an individual without any benefic counteracting intervention. On the other hand, if a person is born with a well-placed strong Moon with benefics on either sides without any malefic aspect or association, such an individual is endowed with a healthy mother, long life, peace of mind and a successful life without much mental strain. The strength of Moon is directly proportionate as far as it is from the Sun. This is the reason why Moon is strongest and beautiful during Full Moon Night when it is 180° apart from the Sun. Moon takes a decisive call in shaping our fortune, luck and ultimate destiny pattern. The most important Vimshottari Dasha system in Hindu Astrology, which is reliable and popular among the astrologers to predict events and general life pattern is based on the degrees of Moon at birth. Persons born with ordinary horoscopes are even turned out to be lucky and fortunate, if they have got the Vimshottari Dasha sequences of favourable planets at their appropriate ages. On the other hand, persons born with strong horoscopes with unfavourable Dasha sequences are destined to live an ordinary life. Hindu astrology believes in “Karma and Rebirth”. Birth horoscope is a store-house of our past “Karmas” and the result of which unfolds in our present life in the form of events and general life pattern, irrespective of the fact that whether we relish it or not. Perhaps, a person is destined to get favourable planetary phases (technically known as Dasha in astrology) in Vimshottari Dasha scheme, provided the native have had rendered extremely good services towards his/ her mother in the past births. The result of our deeds in the past births surfaces in the present birth, which cannot be undo but, can perhaps be neutralized to some extent only by rendering selfless and dedicated services to the living beings who are all creatures of Almighty God.