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Significance of Moon in Horoscope, Remedies and Chandra Mantras
Significance of Moon in Horoscope and Remedies
The Moon is considered to be a softer planet in Astrology and represents mind, emotions, satisfaction, smell etc. It also governs watery diseases, common cold, cough etc. The Moon rules the zodiac sign of Cancer. The sign of exaltation of the Moon is Taurus and the sign of debilitation of the Moon is Scorpio. The Moon in Vedic astrology is called Chandra or Soma. Chandra means 'bright and shining' in Sanskrit. For those belonging to the Hindu Religion moon sign is more important than the sun sign. Chandra mahadasha lasts for ten years. The Moon is most comfortable and powerful in the 4th House. The Moon is particularly beneficial for the water sign Ascendants of Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces. The gemstone of Moon is Moonstone and Pearls. The metal representing Moon is silver and direction is northwest. The day representing Moon is Monday. An afflicted Moon may mean personality disorders, difficulties in relating to other people and emotional disturbances. A strong Moon on the other hand means emotional maturity, responsibility, sensitivity, receptivity, caring for others and a nurturing attitude in life.
Chandrama, as a God, is fair and youthful in appearance. He is considered wise, peaceful and auspicious. He wears white and carries a mace in one hand and is seated on a lotus which is carried by a shining white chariot pulled by white horses.
Remedies for pleasing Chandra Dev
If you have Chandra Dosh or if Moon is weak in your Horoscope Chart, doing the remedies below can help.
- Keep fast on Mondays.
- Wear Pearl, the Gemstone of Moon.
- Pray to Lord Shiva and Gouri.
- Donate Rice, white apparels, silver, conch shells, white sandalwood, white flowers, sugar, curd, pearls, moonstone etc on Monday evenings.
- Offer honey and similar sweet foods be offered to Chandrama in copper vessels on full moon night during moon rise.
- Wear 2 Mukhi Rudraksha Beads.
- Recite Chandra Stotra and Mantras on Monday evening, especially during major or minor Moon period.
Chandra Mantras and Meaning
If the planetary deity Chandra is pleased one would be blessed with mental health and peace of mind. In order to reduce the Chandra Dosha the seed Mantras can be chanted 10000 times in 40 days during the dasa or antardasa of Moon.
‘Om Shraam Shreem Shraum Sah Chandraya Namah’
‘Om Som Somaya Namah’
Navagraha Chandra Mantra
Namaami Shashinam Somam Shambhormukutbhooshanam’
Meaning : I bow to the Moon God whose hue resembles the hue of Curds, a conch and the color of show. I bow down to the one who sprang out from the milky ocean and the one who beautifies and adorns the crest of Shiva and who is of the form of nectar.
Chandra Gayatri Mantras
‘Om Shirputraya Vidmahe
Amrit Tatvaya Dhimahi
Tanno Chandrah Prachodayat’
‘Om Kshira puthraya Vidhmahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath’
‘Om Padmadwajaya Vidhmahe
Hema roopaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath’