As today is Buddha poornima , I would like to give a short summary on the power of our mind and the importance of placement of the planet Moon which represents our Mind in our horoscope .
Well balanced mind will be able to balance all the four functions of the mind and will be able to discriminate clearly for self realization . If the Mind is not balanced then the individual will be restless and depressed with anger ,hatred.
Moon the planet representing mind,intellect and the soul urge is key planet in ones horoscope for a native to fulfill his destiny and desire. If Moon is placed in bad houses , then whatever good the other planets are , it wont fructify its full effects.
In is said that,
: Chandram Veeryam Veerya Beejam grahanam :
So, the placement of Moon aka chandra in an horoscope determines the other planetary strength. Moon is considered afflicted in the following houses 6th house , 8th House and 12 house.
Apart from the placements, aspect from malefic planets like Rahu ,Saturn,Mars makes the Moon further weak or afflicted or agitated. If the same Moon is aspected by Benefic and a natural friend like planet Jupiter , mind is protected and becomes more potent in an horoscope. Apart from the Lagna (Ascendant Sign ) , Chandra Lagna – considering moon sign as ascendant sign and qualifying the strengths of planet
Best way to pacify bad placements of the Moon is by wearing its Gemstones – either Natural pearl or Blue Moonstone .
Mantra remedies are also effective for such placements especially Moon in 8th can best be pacified by chanting Om Nama Shivaya 108 times and meditate upon Chandramaulishwara ( Shiva with half crescent moon in his head )
If you are follower of other dharma , keeping your mind fixed on holy father or Lord Krishna or Allah makes the mind ease out a little bit .
For any remedy to work including gemstone remedies , placement of Moon is very important and in my experience I have seen people with bad placement of moon never realized the core essense of this remedial science as it primarily based on belief system .