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Significance of Moon in Horoscope, Remedies and Chandra Mantras

Updated on February 20, 2014
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Anamika S Jain is a Social Media Consultant and Blogger. She is passionate about topics like Astrology, Numerology, Feng Shui and Gemstones.

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.

Chandra Dosha Remedies and Moon God Mantras
Chandra Dosha Remedies and Moon God Mantras

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.
  • 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

‘Dadhishangkhatushaarabham Ksheerodaarnvasambhavam

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
Amrithathvaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath’

‘Om Padmadwajaya Vidhmahe
Hema roopaya Dheemahe
Thanno Chandra Prachodayath’

Chandra Mantra Video


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    narresh 2 years ago

    hi anamika,iam narresh, i have moon in 6th house of my horoscope, and iam

    suffering from sleep desorders,health problems, is it becoz of negetive moon,pls advise me

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    Shimaanti 6 years ago

    Really helpful and informative stuff...i still have to try the remedies but am hopeful they are effective.

    Good job done..thanks !!

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    Kajal 6 years ago

    Hai,I was so much worried about my health,after read this article,i feel so much relief. I am so grateful to you becoz your information helped me a lot.Thank you much. God bless you.

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    Dee 6 years ago

    hey thanks a lot ....seriously nice wrk .

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    Christina 6 years ago

    Thank you so much for the beautiful mantra and all the informative pieces.

    Many,many blessings to you, Anamika and to all the friends here.

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    sushant 7 years ago

    great work and keep it up

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    Michelle Jugmohan 8 years ago

    Thanx for the Moon has benefitted me tremendously. Im now going to do a few remedies!

    Excellent work

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    vashty 8 years ago

    Great information. I am so grateful your information helped me a lot.

    May Swarasti Mata continue to inspire you and give you long life so others will appreciate what you are doing so our Dharma willl live on forever. Thank you once more

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    Sameer 8 years ago

    Hello Anamika, nice articles. I read almost all. You have so much knowledge. Thank god we aere benefitted. I started working on remedies for lord Moon and I feel goo now. I got some peace and mental stablity. May god bless you. Please keep your good work.

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    Anamika S 8 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

    Thanks for the visit and appreciation.

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    Hawkesdream 8 years ago from Cornwall

    So good to hear of other cultures, Thanks

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    jayb23 8 years ago from India

    Good informative hub anamika. Keep up the good work