Birth Moon in airy signs Gemini Libra or Aquarius

As you think, so you are. We are but thoughts, crystallised into human form. We think ourselves into existence by the power of the mind. And this is why the position of the birth Moon is very significant. He is the embodiment of the Mind, the Manas. The Moon determines your thought patterns and thus your very existence.

The 12 signs of the zodiac are divided into,

Vayu वायु in Sanskrit means air, Vaat, wind, pran, greed, desire, breath etc. It is also the name of the deity Vayu, which is a conscious intelligence.

This post is about the common characteristics of the three airy signs, Gemini, Libra and Aquarius, the intellectual tycoons of the zodiac. If your birth Moon is in any of these three signs then maybe you can identify the following traits in yourself. Use your knowledge of Jyotish to become more aware of your own self. Learn to identify your strengths and weaknesses to leverage them intelligently in life, thus making the most of it.

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As a Vayu rashi, you are first and foremost quite changeable. The refreshing playful zephyr on a summer morning or equally the furious hurricane, demolishing everything in your path, you are always in motion overtly or covertly. This activity can be physical ie you like travelling, seeing new places, meeting new people, taking in new experiences. New settings, stimulating conversations and exchange of ideas make you happy. Adaptive, flexible, accommodative, cooperative and broad minded, you are made welcome every in every social situation.

You sometimes subtly experiment with people, a well placed word here and there to move situations as per your desire. Setting things into motion with these light interventions and then observing the outcomes is something you do naturally. You are a good conversationalist as you have a strong grasp of language, you instinctively know which word should be used where. Genuinely curious about everything you want to know more, about people, the place or the situation. Information attracts you like nothing  does.

And you need company, your close friend circle, your partners or the infinitely expansive like minded groups. Your interactions with others are your life and soul. Cooperation with the other comes naturally to you. You are generally a transparent personality and do not bear malice or feel hatred in your heart for long. However you can sometimes be unstable and unpredictable. So if anyone crosses you there is no saying how you will react, you might blow the hurt away with the wind or equally keep it within as a grudge to be repaid in full later. This can make you seem flighty or sometimes vindictive.

You also love to physically touch others in the course of your interactions with them. So you engage in shaking hands, clapping others on the back or hugging etc as per the norms of your home culture. Perhaps you do this to reassure yourself of the physical reality of the person before you.

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And this desire to be on the move is equally a mental exercise. So you often travel into the delightful environs of your own mind and think. Ideas, alternative scenarios, projections, playing with your thoughts. Even if you look outwardly relaxed, your mind is always running in the ten different directions and at full speed. Your mind is your favourite toy and your thoughts never stop. You imagine things and sometimes put them on paper, ie write prose and poetry. With such immense creative skills, if you choose, you can be an awesome writer. 

You have the capacity to visualise a situation in the mind’s eye, turn it round and round, gain new perspectives, bring in more information. And you are quite perceptive, you can easily capture different angles of the same situation which others cannot sense. Then you use your intelligence and analysis to logically reduce things to their building blocks. This often leads you to new and unexpected opportunities. You can project into the future and also perform root cause analyses using your judgment and analytical skills.

Your are capable of subjective as well as objective thought, individually and together. And this is a rare ability. Generally people focus on the specific situation before them, ie think only in context of the situation they are in, ie concrete thought patterns. But some are able to observe the concrete before them and extrapolate it to the abstract, and use both these ways to make more sense of the situation. Eg you tell your friend something accurately about his chart. He argues, asserts that you are wrong. You know your subject and are sure about the analysis. There are two overlapping scenarios here, the objective, ie the current argument, the actual question that is being discussed. And the subjective, you now use this event to revalue your friend’s personality. You analyse his reaction, his behaviour and revaluate his personality and fundamentally change your perception about him forever. Both these thought patterns always go on simultaneously in your mind. In fact your mind can think in several directions at once. And other people who cannot comprehend what your mind is capable of will call you egoistic.

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These three signs are the Shudra rashis. This indicates that you have an infinite capacity for working, hard. Always in motion, active and tireless. Even before one project is complete, you have another one ready in your mind. You have the rare ability to multitask. You can communicate, talk, write and are the glue of human interactions, which is the real physical foundation on which this society exists. You produce ‘thought’ which is of immense value and essential. The ability to think is most important as it in turn creates everything else. The Mind is the real creator. And this is ‘work’ in the real sense. Thus the airy rashis are the real actual creators. And finally deep philosophy is not your forte, ie you do not subscribe to any ideological foundation, you are willing to experiment with several thought processes to achieve your goals.

This same theme is continued in the Kama trikon. These signs make up the 9/ 5 axis of creation/ foundation of the desires of the mind. You set your Will in a specific direction and this is the function of the Kama trikon. This trikon crystallises a set of desires in your Mind. You try to get those things which your Mind longs for. Once the mind conceptualises an idea, the rest of the body starts working to achieve it. You are successful at every profession which requires creative thinking and visualisation coupled with lots of diverse activities. 

If we check out the light and dark halves concept and the location of the signs in the natural zodiac. Gemini lies in the inward moving energy part and Libra/ Aquarius are in the outwardly moving energy half. The energy released by these Airy signs is more projected outwards rather than assimilated inwards. So self-introspection or self-awareness or self-improvements is not your forte. 

All are odd signs so are male rashis. This means that your are more the instigator of action. You activate, inspire or provoke others into action. You provide the intellectual, technical etc backup which assures these others who lean on you for guidance. 

The signs opposite to the airy signs are the fiery signs. So your preferred partner is often someone who has a fiery sign in the ascendant sign or the Moon sign or significant planets in the Agni rashis. Though fire and air do not seem a very logical combination but you like interacting with such people. They are opposite to your nature but strangely provide you the fill in the blanks energy which you need. 

These airy signs are composed of Nakshatra connected to Mars, Rahu and Jupiter. That means the 9 nakshatra quarters of each of these signs are composed of,

  • 2 quarters of Mars energy.
  • 4 quarters of Rahu energy
  • 3 quarters of Jupiter energy.

This combination is a very potent mix. Initiative, confidence, secrets, desire for change added to unlimited desires, infinite longings, superlative Will with kindness and luck. A well placed Moon in such an airy sign can create an extraordinary individual. 

If you observe the sequence of Chara, Sthira, Dvi-swabhavi rashis, ie moveable, stable, dual natured, then the signs progressively are dual, moveable and stable. This is the fundamental sequence where first the personality explores options, experiments with each one of them till it is satisfied and stabilises on one of them as the most suitable. All the airy signs will in some way follow this sequence in the life.

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These airy signs are composed of Nakshatra connected to Mars, Rahu and Jupiter. That means the 9 nakshatra quarters of each of these signs are composed of,

  • 2 quarters of Mars energy.
  • 4 quarters of Rahu energy
  • 3 quarters of Jupiter energy.

This combination is a very potent mix. Initiative, confidence, secrets, desire for change added to unlimited desires, infinite longings, superlative Will with kindness and luck. A well placed Moon in such an airy sign can create an extraordinary individual.

If you observe the sequence of Chara, Sthira, Dvi-swabhavi rashis, ie moveable, stable, dual natured, then the signs progressively are dual, moveable and stable. This is the fundamental sequence where first the personality explores options, experiments with each one of them till it is satisfied and stabilises on one of them as the most suitable. All the airy signs will in some way follow this sequence in the life.

For those on the spiritual path, these Moon signs are connected to air, Vayu, Mind, Pran. So if you have some grounding influences in your chart which help you focus then you can easily achieve control over your breath and pran. But to get on the spiritual path you will need to have a powerful watery sign in your chart as airy signs are neither philosophical nor emotional. And to trigger spirituality, you need to have that emotional connect with your adored deity or a deep understanding of philosophy.

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One negative here is that you love the thinking process by itself. So when think of a project and arrive at a conclusion in your mind, this in itself is so highly satisfying that you do not even bother to put your project into actual practice. This can make you unreliable in life.

Another is that you cannot emotionally connect with others on a one to one level and this can affect your relationships with your loved ones. Especially in emotionally charged contexts, such remote behaviour can traumatise your loved ones. Your inability to express emotions in depth can sometimes be a problem in personal relations. This can lead to irresponsible, immature or flighty behaviour.

If this Moon in Vayu rashi is unable to perform optimally he will first create an inflated ego. You will talk illogically, gossip, boast a lot, have an opinion on everything, be impractical and suffer from a lack of grounding. Only talk and zero action. Or you may be cold, calculative, aloof and unapproachable.

This airy Moon can sometimes cause imbalances of the mind, psychiatric problems as general sensitivity is exaggerated. Sometimes this constant thinking can also be a source of stress as the mind gets tired and literally melts. Also medical issues with the physical nerves, allergies and skin related problems.

If you of the Airy Mind, are suffering from such negatives then you should analyse yourself, develop coping mechanisms and try to leverage your positives so that you can live a better adjusted life.

You live your life in your mind. 

Start learning astrology systematically

People today are interested in astrology. There are casual enthusiasts and then there are the really genuine students who want to learn it in detail. If you want to really learn and practice astrology, either for your personal growth or as a profession, you should understand that it takes time. It takes 3 yrs to get a basic graduation degree and 4yrs for a professional one! So you should consider this much time as the basic minimum to learn astrology to the level of getting your predictions correct. It is a life-time learning process and you will learn with every chart you analyse. There are several government Universities which offer a B.A. in Astrology at quite reasonable fees, some of them offer distance courses too. Here you get a certificate so this might help in your professional practice.

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Self-study is necessary, you will need to read books,

  • B. Suryanarain Row – The oldest. I think the first astrology author in modern times, books are in English. Basic astrological concepts have been elaborated upon. He had the advantage of being the first English writer so has written a lot.
  • B.V. Raman – son of B. Suryanarain Row. I grew up on his books and the Astrological Magazine. English books as did most astrologers in Bharat. His beginner level books are good.
  • Gayatri Devi Vasudev – daughter of B.V. Raman, writes in English.
  • J.N. Bhasin – has written several books, lucid language and most are available in English and Hindi.
  • K.N. Rao – His early books are very logical. Also discusses the theory in later books. He has edited books written by his students so you can read those too for a different perspective and case studies. In English and quite useful.
  • H.N. Katve – all of his books are in Marathi. If you know Marathi you should read them. Extensive knowledge. Some books are translated to Hindi.
  • Chandulal Sarkarlal Patel – English books. He is the only author I trust for Ashtakvarga and Navamsha analysis. Not beginner level, but there are several books/ articles written in a clear style and are an essential read.
  • Shakti Mohan Singh – He has written a lot in English but his one book on Kalachakra Dasha is very important, the only book which gives this Dasha system accurately. (Though we start learning with Vimshottari Dasha, then learn Ashtottari and Yogini, Kalachakra is one dasha which the advanced student has to learn.)
  • More authors here

Choose books in the language you understand easily. Most authors have written beginners books for introduction to the fundamentals of astrology. Several of their books are available on archive.org, I would suggest you download a few, see which ones you like and then do buy them. These are quite inexpensive at Rs 200/- max. Having a paper book in your hands means you can make your notes in it, or add your own observations, stick notes in it. Soft-copies and software are useful, but use the paper and pencil too. At some point of time you will have to read at least two classics Bruhat Jataka and Bruhat Parashar Hora Shastra. There are other classics, but these two are necessary. In addition you can consider keeping a copy of the Phaladeepika as a reference. And for Prashna I have found Shatpanchashika very adequate. You can read these later when you are a bit advanced in your study.

Earlier reading Panchangam and learning maths was very important. We had to calculate the positions of the planets etc using the panchangam and only then could we draw up the horoscope. Today with the advent of software and online horoscopes, learning maths has become optional. (But the serious students should practice the math also. It helps better understanding). For software use the free Jagannath Hora. And Parashar Light is the best professional level paid software if you want to buy, it is expensive. For android and iPhones ‘Drik panchang’ by developer ‘Adarsh apps’ is quite adequate to begin with. In the settings, put in your location and the Lahiri/ Chitrapaksha ayanamsha.

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So from my point of view this was the basic minimum for learning Jyotish in depth. Now the actual study, this is broadly in these parts.

  • Analysing the charts, at least the birth chart, moon chart and the D-9 Navamsha chart.
  • Ashtakvarga for both birth chart and transits (as learning one additional system is required).
  • Analysing Dasha – Generally Vimshottari Dasha is used. (There are more Dasha systems, but first learn Vimshottari.)
  • Analysing transits – comparing the present placement of the planets in the sky in relation to their at-birth positions

Analysing the Charts

Get any one of the beginners books you like. Read it through cursorily, get an overview first. Now pinpoint 10 keywords for every sign/ house/ planet. Write your own notes. And in the software input your own details and see how your birth chart looks like. When learning astrology you need to do the practical stuff by analysing charts, just reading the books won’t be enough. So,

  • Start doing a house by house analysis of your own Birth Chart. E.g if the ascendant/ first house is Capricorn, look up the keywords of Capricorn and its owner Saturn. See if these link up with your actual personality. Do this very cursory analysis for each of the 12 houses.
  • Then do the 9 planet analysis, (we do not use Uranus, Neptune, Pluto, they are not graha). Eg. Saturn is placed in 5th house, Taurus sign. So how does he behave, look up the keywords, analyse how they are expressed in your life.
  • Then do a house-lord analysis. Eg Saturn as the lord of the 1st house is placed in Taurus sign 5th house. Analyse how the finer details are now being filled in. Do this for all the 12 houses. Try to see patterns. Astrology at this level will be more trends and possibilities, accuracy will come with time and practice.

(There are videos available on Youtube. Since I haven’t seen any of them I cannot recommend any. But I would stress this, first read these books by senior astrologers. Then listen to youtube videos. These senior astrologer’s experience is very valuable, thus their books. My relatives don’t ask me see their charts, they get after my Dad. Dad has been an astrologer for more years than I have been alive, experience always matters.)

Moon chart analysis is neglected these days but it gives valuable insights into the emotional behaviour of the person. Turn around your chart so that the Moon’s sign takes the 1st house place. Now see how the planets and ascendant sign align with the Moon. Eg. One relative has her Moon in 6th house. She is always uncomfortable. The ascendant sign is placed eighth from the Moon. So her personality/ environment and her emotional comfort are adversarial to each other. If you can see these things in the chart and also in the person in front of you it adds to your confidence.

Use your books, write notes and stick them in the books. Making notes helped in your college. It is the same, you are learning a new subject.

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After you are comfortable with all this you can go on to divisional charts but only if you have the exact birth time. Open your Navamsha or 9th Divisional Chart on your software. Check which signs/ houses the planets shift to as compared to the Birth Chart. (I have written a few posts on Navamsha). This is a full analysis in itself and requires time. There are technically 16 important divisional charts, but exact birth time to the minute is generally not available, so D-9 is generally enough. (Generally birth time does differ upto 5 mins, ie the nurses may not record 10:33am exactly but rather record 10:35am)

Then practice some more.

Get your parents horoscopes, your grandparents, brothers/ sisters/ uncles/ aunts etc horoscopes, people whom you know already and can observe for years later. Do this analysis for their charts. (You might not be sure of their exact to the minute birth time, so do the Birth Chart and Moon chart analysis). Especially charts of any close relative who is beyond 60yrs. They have lived their lives and you can use them as the perfect study subjects. They will be willing to talk to you about significant events in their lives. If you get 15 charts to follow you are in a good place. We generally know about our relatives’ behaviour, mind-set, marriages, children, jobs, financial position, social status, health etc. So a full-rounded study of the charts is possible. Take your time over this very basic study, these 15 charts are your foundation. You can increase your collection as you get more subjects. Just maintain them, number them etc. If you can follow them upto their deaths it will be a complete study. (My Dad still has his hand-drawn charts collection from 50+yrs ago. I had the advantage of observing him/ his clients and learning since I was very small.)

Keep referring to your books. Doing this analysis, gradually your concepts of directional strength, combustion effects, retrograde movement, planetary war, exalted/ debilitated, etc will get clear. Take your time over this analysis. Keep adding finer details and take notes. Tally your analysis with the personality. This will add to your confidence.

Ashtakvarga is an important analysis and you should be able to use the basic Samudaya-ashtakvarga table at the very least. I have written few posts on this. Delve deeper as you study more.

Most people like studying celebrity charts, I don’t. My clients are the regular human beings with regular problems. Celebrity charts are not typical charts, they have combinations which give extreme results and only in one direction. e.g notorious criminal, freedom fighters, film stars, politicians. Their charts are extraordinary from only one angle, rest of the life is often in a bad shape.

And read your books and write the important observations you make.

Dasha analysis

Now to level up, in your software, there is a section on Vimshottari Dasha, Check out which Mahadasha and which Antardasha is going on for your own chart. I have written about analysing Dasha generally and planet-wise in my previous posts. You will need to do this once in few months to 1-2 yrs. You can also do it for your sample charts and observe if the analysis matches the actual events in life.

You studied so hard for school/college, this is no less! You are learning to predict the future and understanding the past.

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Analysing transits

The next thing is getting a sense of transits. Start with analysing the Moon’s effect on yourself. I have written about it in this post. Keeping track of the Moon transits will get you in the habit of referring to your Panchangam/ Software everyday. Observe and analyse your emotions and behaviour. Now you are a student of human nature. So be dispassionate and critical. Keep your own notes. Take 3 months over this to get your own interpretation of how the Moon affects your moods. After this you should try predicting how your day is going to be. This small daily prediction boosts your confidence. Eg one of my relatives, Moon in the 6th house, ie the ascendant sign is counted eighth from the Moon. (Ascendant sign represents the head, transit Moon in the sign eighth from the birth Moon creates stress and changes in pressures of body liquids.) She always gets a splitting head-ache when the Moon transits her 1st house.

You can similarly analyse other planets transits. Especially the transits of Saturn and Rahu/Ketu and Jupiter, are longer in duration should be studied. The Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars move quite fast, like 1-2  months per sign. These do not have very drastic effects either (unless one of them is your ascendant sign ruler), so you can take up their transits analysis later on.

This is a brief frame-work on understanding the horoscope and the past and present situations. To do this confidently will take time, so study for 1hr every alternate day at least regularly.

Now predictions,

Some senior astrologers write out a full life report. It requires time, a week perhaps, and a very good understanding of the potential of the horoscope to give results and the future transits and dashas in which these results can be expected.

But generally clients have a 3-4 questions which are about current situations or the near future, which can be answered easily. I have written a few posts on these topics. And of course there are books which you should refer for more details. You can start taking questions from your sample chart relatives after about 6months of personal study. You know these charts and you will be more confident predicting from them. Even if they do not want to ask anything, you can try to predict some small things from their charts which will occur in the next 3 months. (eg 6th house lord transiting over birth Moon will result in a minor illness, and this will happen. You can call your relative up to confirm if he is unwell). This will help you gain confidence. I would suggest taking up professional clients doing only after 3yrs of study.

(It would help immensely if you do regular Gayatri mantra Jaap. This will increase intuition, sharpen intelligence and grant protection.)

Learning astrology is always useful, you get to know a lot about your own self and also about others. And it has its spiritual side too. So why do you want to learn it? Think a bit on this, it will motivate you. Life is quite short with so many things to do. Astrology/ Jyotish just like any other subject, it requires time, interest and study. Start with the simple concepts and build on them. You are studying human nature and human affairs from every possible perspective here. Wishing you all the best in your pursuit of Illumination.

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(This post was in response to this comment I received in the contact form, 

“Sir, I am highly shocked the depth of your knowledge in this aspect. I wasn’t a keen follower of astrology but I am interested in it. So sir can you please suggest me, where can I get in depth knowledge of it. (It would be highly appreciated if you could teach me.) Yours sincerely, A fan of yours”

Dear Reader, Thank you for the compliment you have given me. I value your asking me to teach. But you see, astrology in the sense it should be taught and learnt requires a face-to-face teacher, which I cannot do. However I encourage you to start reading something on the topic and at least some self-study on the lines of this post. If there are any questions I can help you with, I will genuinely try. All the best to you in your studies.)