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Vedic Astrology: The Sun and Moon

Helping people gain a deeper understanding of life and other events, astrology also takes on a spiritual meaning for many people. In India, they followed Vedic astrology (or the science of light), which dates back to before the Christian era. An ancient sage named Parasara played a role in the concepts and is often referred to as the original author of the Vedic texts. In this article, you will learn more about the background of Vedic astrology, as well as associated planets.

Vedic astrology is connected to the law of karma and is often used as a tool for obtaining the clarity needed to solve some of life’s common problems. The following will describe some of the belief processes, which included nine planets.

The Sun

Often referred to as the ‘first born’ (Aditya), the Sun is also called Bhutasya Jatah (creator or father of all bhutas (or objects). The Sun is the ruler of all the planets and is representative of the father or male aspect. The Sun is also the ruler of the zodiac sign Leo (the lion). The Sun is responsible for giving people strength, immunity, as well as the power to resist. Our physical bodies are attributed to the Sun, as it is seen as a life force.

Other connections to the Sun in Vedic astrology include ambition, wisdom, good luck, cheerfulness, wealth, prosperity, intellect, and the knowledge of medicine. In Indian numerology, Sun rules the number 1. It is also linked to the ruby and gold.

The Moon

There is a well-known Vedic verse that states that the “Moon was born from the mind of the cosmic man.” Ruling over the tides of the sea, the Moon is known as the deity that presides over the element of water. Since the Moon is looked upon as the source of rainwater, it is seen as the ruler of plants and the vegetable kingdom. Associated with the energy that preserves and creates, the Moon takes on the principle of the female or mother.

The Moon is known to rule the peace of mind, comfort, the fortunes of a person, and has an effect on the overall wellbeing of individuals. It also has an effect on our emotions and state of mind, influencing people to become moody, emotional or sensitive. Other connections to the Moon in regards to Vedic astrology include attractiveness, jewelry, wealth, good fortune, fine arts, music, youthfulness, sensuality, and illumination. The Moon also gives people a sense of purpose.
The pearl and silver is associated with the Moon, which is also linked to the number 2 in Indian numerology.

To learn more about Vedic astrology, read about the importance of Jupiter and what Rahu stands for in the article titled “Vedic Astrology: Jupiter and Venus.”