The famous Vedic verse Purusha Sukta, describing
the cosmic man, states, "chandrama manso jatah":
"Moon was born from the mind of the cosmic man," i.e., Virat Purusa, or Kal Purusa.
is the presiding deity of the element water, and rules over
the tides of the sea. The sphere of the Moon is the reservoir
of rainwater and thus Moon is the ruler of plants and the
vegetable kingdom. Moon represents the mother or female principle,
the energy that creates and preserves.
The color of Moon is white. Nature is mucus-dominated,
tender-hearted, wise, and learned. It rules peace of mind,
comfort, general well-being, and also the fortune of a person.
It shows influence around twenty-four to twenty-five
years of age. The Moon gives illumination, sense of purpose,
intuitive nature, sensuality, taste, youth, love of poetry,
fine arts and music, love of jewelry, attractive appearance,
wealth and good fortune. It makes us moody, emotional, and
Moon is auspicious for those who are born in the ascending
Moon cycle and malefic for those who are born in the descending
For persons whose Moon is not rightly placed
in their horoscopes or is ill-aspected, success becomes difficult.
Sometimes it even becomes difficult to achieve a comfortable
life on earth. It makes such people weak or sick in their
The gemstone related to Moon is
and its metal is silver. Moon rules number
2 in indian numerology.