Moon or Chandra in Sanskrit is the closest planet from earth. It strongly controls the human emotions, feelings and mood. Moon rules Cancer and the 4th House. It spends 2-1/2 days in each sign and takes approximately 30 days to complete its astrological cycle through each zodiac signs.
Moon is the only planet in astrology which revolves round the Earth. The distance between the Earth and Moon is approximately 2,38,000 miles. Moon rules the lives of the beings on Earth. Moon also represents mother, since it is feminine in nature, it makes us timid. Moon governs the impregnation, birth of child, and rules the infant stage of a person. Afflicted Moon at the time of birth causes ailments and does not allow to have proper growth. Its proximity to the Earth and rapidity of motion makes it a powerful significator. It rules liquids, fresh water, milk, groceries, fish, drinks, sailing, brewing, nursing and females. Moon’s impact on the brain is very powerful as it is too close to the earth. People ruled by Moon are usually sensitive, emotional and domesticated, possessing a love for home. If Moon is not favourable in the chart, the natives may be too easy going, there could be over indulgence in eating, drinking or pleasure. Person ruled by Moon do well as nurses, cooks, confectioners, grocers, gardeners, in liquids, stewards, clerks etc.