This refers to the relationship between the Moon signs (Chandra Rashis) in the birthchart, which is obviously an importantconsideration in all astrological compatibility examinations. Vedic Astrology gives us a system to compute this relationship.
If the Moon sign of the male is SECOND from the female, and hers is twelfth from his, it is not considered good. For example, if the male has the Moon in Virgo and the female has it in Leo. On the other hand, if the male's Moon is twelfth from the female, it is considered good, ie. if his is in Leo and hers is in Virgo.
If the Moon sign of the male is THIRD from the female, this gives difficulty and sorrow, but if the Moon sign of the female is third from the male, this gives ease and happiness.
If the Moon sign of the male is FOURTH from the female, this is said to give poverty, but if the Moon sign of the female is fourth from the male, this is said to give wealth.
If the Moon sign of the male is FIFTH from the female, this is said to give unhappiness, while if her Moon sign is fifth from his it is said to give joy.
If his Moon sign is SIXTH from hers it causes difficulty to children but if hers is sixth from his, it gives happiness through children.
If the Moon signs are SEVENTH or opposite each other this is best. It gives mutual health and happiness. Moons opposite each other give balance and capacity for communication.
The general logic of this sequence is that it is better for the man's Moon to be placed before the woman's Moon in the zodiac. As planets cast their aspects forwards in the zodiac, this gives the male's chart the lead in action, which is in harmony with the nature of masculine energy. If the female's Nakshatra is before in the zodiac, this can make her dominant over him.
If the Moon sign is the same for both partners, the Nakshatra in which the Moon is located should be different. That of the male should be before that of the female. For example, if both have Aries Moons, it is better if the man's Moon is in Ashwini, which is in early Aries, and the woman's is in Bharani, which is in later Aries. However, in the actual total Kuta system, the same Moon sign is generally good whether the Nakshatra of the male is before or after that of the female.
If the Nakshatra is also the same for both partners this is considered GOOD in the case of Rohini, Ardra, Magha, Hasta, Vishakha, Shravana, Uttara Bhadra, and Revati.
It is considered AVERAGE if the Nakshatras are Ashvini, Krittika, Mrigashiras, Punarvasu, Pushya, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Chitra, Anuradha, Purvashadha and Uttarashadha.
It is considered NOT GOOD and not recommended in the case of Bharani, Ashlesha, Svati, Jyeshta, Mula, Dhanishta, Shatabhishak and Purva Bhadra.
Some astrologers consider that it is all right if the birth Nakshatra is the same if the Moons are located in different quarters within the Nakshatra. In regard to Shatabhishak, Hasta, Swati, Ashwini, Krittika, Purvashadha, Mrigashiras and Magha, it is considered all right if both partners are born in the first quarter of the Nakshatra.
This factor has 7 units and so is weighted fairly strongly. However, we might want to consider it in more detail. What is being weighed is the relationship between the Moon signs or the Moon to Moon relationship. For this, we can go back to the first section on Relationship and examine the relationship between Moons in the chart as a whole.
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