Rules - Cancer

Day - Monday

Colors - Silver, Green and white


Moon rules the brain, stomach, glands, breasts, left eye in males, right eye in females, bowel, thymus gland, menstrual cycle, depression, obesity, headache, posture.

The Moon is the nearest celestial neighbor to the earth. The distance from the Earth to the Moon is roughly about 240, 000 miles. The radius of Moon is about 1080 miles. The orbit of the Moon around the earth is not circular but elliptical. Moon moves round the Earth from the West to the East with reference to the fixed stars by 13.2 deg.

The Moon is the fastest moving of the planets. It takes about two and a half days to travel through one sign and 28 days to complete the entire zodiac.One movement of the Moon through the zodiac is called as sidereal month. To be precise it is 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes and 11.5 seconds.

Sometimes Moon has the same longitude as the Sun and Moon is said to be in conjunction and is called New Moon. When the separation from Sun is 180 deg is said to be in opposition and is called Full Moon. The interval between these two phases is called Synodic month or Lunation.

In some forms of astrology, mostly ancient methods like the Indian system of Astrology , the moon sign is given more weightage and importance than the Sun sign. The influence of Moon is more prominent in children's charts and as we grow up the other planetary influences take precedence.

Moon's energy is emotional, responsive and reactionary. It can sometimes be oversensitive and lacking in control. The moon rules desire as opposed to ego, need as opposed to reason. It describes how you feel about yourself, how you handle relationships, and how you emotionally respond to situations and experiences. It describes the flow of your daily functions -physical, emotional, and mental.

The Moon represents your residence and domestic environment. It rules babies and young children, your mother and other important females in ones life. The Moon signifies softness, charming eyes, steady mind, generosity, menses, infants, love, pleasures, breasts, family life, beauty, watery places and passions.

| Aspects of Moon | Moon in 12 houses | Moon in 12 zodiac signs | Ruling Planet Cancer|

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