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Thursday, September 13, 2012

MOON AND ITS ATTRIBUTES (KARAKATWAM)


Jyotisham/Astrology is a Pratyaksha Sastra. Sun and Moon makes this Vedic Limb a Pratyaksha Sastra
where results are demonstrable from actual happenings which are evident and obvious.

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apratyakshaani sastraani vivaadasteshu kevalam
pratyaksham jyotisham sastram chandraarko yatra saakshino
Apratyaksha Sastra is only speculative, being provable only by theorizing and discussions. Jyotisham is a Pratyaksha
Shastra as Surya and Chandra are its witness.
Why Sun and Moon are called visual proof for above?It is a fact that aTithi (a lunar day) is calculated
from the relative distance between Chandra and Surya, as viewed on the celestial equator.Anyone can
see Sun and Moon from earth and their relative distance (in degrees) can be measured by Spherical
Trigonometry.
Moon is given at par importance with Lagnam (Ascendant).Moons strength plays important role in giving
strength to all planets.

cndra vrya vrya bja grah||


Strength of Chandra is the strength of seed of all planets.
Chandra is Queen in the planetary cabinet (a female planet, denotes mother, fourth sign in the zodiac
representing mother).

Karakatwam/Attributes of Moon
Own Sign/Rasi
Moola Trikona Sign
Exaltation Sign

Karkitaka/Cancer
Karkitaka/Cancer (from 4 to 20)
Rishabha/Taurus.Deep exaltation at 3

Debilitation
Directional Strength
Strengths (other)
Direction
Rising
Season
Places
Play Ground
Nature
Gem
Metal
Colour
Clothes
Guna
Shape
Organ in Body
Hair
Eyes
Caste
Height
Age
Taste
Element
Deity

Vrischika/Scorpio.Deep debilitation at3


4thposition from Lagnam or North
During Uttarayana, Paksha Balam - Sukla Paksha
Panchami to Krishna Paksha Panchami, At night, Also
strong even during debilitation if Moon has Paksha
Balam
North West
By Head
Varsham (Rainy Season)
Forests
Rivers and Lakes
Lusty, soft, fickle, Sowmya/auspicious when She has
Paksha Balam, Papa/inauspicious when She has no
Paksha Balam
Pearl
Silver
White
Soft and new
Satva
Sthoola Sarira with small rounded body
Left eye, fluids in body
Fine
Bright shining
Vaisya (Businessman, Agriculturist)
Proportionate to the body
Kumaran (Youth) (70 years life span Mantreswar)
Salty
Water
Durga (during Paksha balam)
Kaali (not duringPaksha balam)

Diseases

Trees and its parts


Tridosha
(Vata, Pitta, Kapha)

Other Karakatwams

Sleeping disorders, lethargy, cough, cold, mucus


diseases, fever with shivering, lack of appetite, loss
of taste, jaundice, blood related problems, fear
from water, tired mind, memory loss etc.
Roots/Moola, Milky trees like Rubber, Aloe Vera etc.
Kapha. It provides bulk to body, lubrications,
moistness,
fertility,
stability,
strength
and
memory. It supports in binding process wherever
necessary.Kapha mostly found in chest, neck, head,
stomach, body fat, nose and tongue.
Peace of Mind, Happiness, Memory, Body, Mother,
Blood, Cultivation, Paddy, Agriculture, Animals
having horns, animals live in water, Kinnar etc.

Astronomical Info about Moon


The distance between Moon and Earth is 238,840 miles. Moon completes one rotation around the earth, in
27 1/3rd days approximately.Circumference of Moon is 2163 miles. One Moon day is about 24 hours and 54
minutes (from moonrise to moonrise). One lunar month (from Shukla Pratipada to Amavasya) is 29 days, 12
hours, 44 minutes and 2 seconds, whereas by the parameter of Nakshatra Month (constellation month),
Moon completes a month in 27 days, 7 hours, 43 minutes and 12 seconds.
The recital of the below Moon mantra will eliminate (reduce) and any troubles in ones life due to his
inimical placement. It is always good to recite the Mantra 108 times, especially on Mondays.






dadhishanka thushaaraabham ksheerordarnava sambhavam
namaani shashinam somam shambhormakuta bhushanam
Posted byGopalakrishna Sharmaat10:58 AM