Have you ever met a sour-puss who has everything they could possibly want, but all they do is complain?
And then there’s that sweet person who has hardly anything, but is happy and grateful all the time?
Which one do you see in the mirror? Do you even know? Have a suspicion?
Just like in those examples, how you experience life and how happy you can be depends much more on how you subjectively perceive and interpret your life than on what the objective facts are.
Would you like some insight right now into your own subjective tendencies and attitudes?
It’s a great insight to have because knowledge is power.
Your Subjective Moon
In jyotish (Vedic astrology), it’s the Moon that relates to your perceptive mind and how you perceive your life. It shows how you experience or interpret your world at an emotional, intuitive, or instinctive level.
Because so much of your life experience hinges on these subjective perceptions, jyotish considers the Moon a pivotal planet of interest and gives it utmost importance.
The Revealing Lunar Mansions
Perhaps because of the all-important Moon, also of great importance are the Moon-related constellations known as the nakshatras, or lunar mansions. They’re called lunar mansions (or mansions of the Moon) because the Moon travels through approximately one per day.
There are 27 of these small constellations around the zodiac, superimposed on the 12 zodiac signs we all know and love. Just like each one of your planets is in a sign, they’re also in one of the lunar mansions.
Each lunar mansion has its own unique energies, is rich in mythology and symbolism, and gives much insight into any part of your life that it influences.
The Mansion of Your Moon
So if you want insight into how you perceive life and your aptitude for happiness, it’s fascinating and helpful to look at which lunar mansion your Moon was in when you were born.
If you’ve had a jyotish reading from me, I’m sure we discussed the implications of your Moon’s nakshatra at some length.
Your Vedic Chart – Free
But if you don’t know your Moon’s lunar mansion yet and want to do a quick investigation on your own right now, here’s how. Use this easy chart generator to enter your birth information and find out instantly exactly where all your planets were at the moment of your birth.
Jyotish is very exact so you need your birth time in addition to date and location. (But the software is friendly so at least you don’t need coordinates. It looks them up for you when you enter your city.)
Once you enter your birth information, it will return with your planetary positions in a table and as a chart. (Note that these are the sidereal positions used in jyotish, not the tropical positions used in Western astrology.)
In the first table, 3rd row down, you’ll see your Moon. The 3rd column over gives its nakshatra.
What Does Your Moon’s Mansion Tell You?
Once you have that, you can go to this great website and look up your Moon’s nakshatra.
You’ll be reading about you and how you perceive the world.
Much of this will be illuminating. It sheds light on your tendencies and inclinations as well as other areas of your psyche that you may not be consciously aware of.
Being more aware of these gives you insight and clarity so you can respond more consciously and make better decisions in all walks of life.
Your Moon Sheds Light But Is Not the Whole Story
It’s sometimes startling how well your Moon’s lunar mansion describes you. But remember, there are lots of other influences and they all intermingle. No one chart indicator can ever give you the whole picture.
Hopefully, you got some useful insights from the links I just gave you, but if you want even *more* insight and guidance, you can always get a full jyotish reading with me. I do hours-worth of analysis ahead of time so we only use your time discussing what’s relevant. Please contact me if you’re interested or have any questions.
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Also: Today I have a guest post about some specific lunar mansions over at Silver & Grace, hosted by the brilliant and laugh-out-loud funny (and sexy–we can’t forget sexy) Eliza Fayle. It’s an online magazine especially for women over 40 which I enjoy regularly and highly recommend. (And there are sometimes articles there for you too, dude.)
Which Goddess are you? Are you The Maiden or The Crone, and why should you care? Pop on over to my article and find out!
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Did you look up your lunar mansion? What did it say about you? Was that useful?
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