Vedic astrology is predicated on Moon signs, whereas Western astrology is centered based on Sun signs. Because the Sun spends a month in each Star sign, Sun sign forecasts are rather broad and apply to a wide range of folks. However, the Moon stays in each zodiac sign for only 2.5 days. This way, the reading will be more individualized and precise.
By placing the Sun in the center, the room where planets rotate around the Sun is classified into 12 parts. In Vedic Astrology, one portion is called a ‘Rasi’ or Zodiac Sign. Because one rotation equals 360 degrees, hence the twelfth component or Rasi equals 360°/12=30 degrees.
The following are the names of the 12 zodiac signs, also known as Rasis:
Aries (Maish), Taurus (Vrish), Gemini (Mithun), Cancer (Kark), Leo (Singh), Virgo (Kanya), Libra (Tula), Scorpio (Vrishchik), Sagittarius (Dhanu), Capricorn (Makar), Aquarius (Kumbh) and Pisces (Meen).
Rashi and its Importance
As stated earlier, the belt is divided into 12 sections called zodiac signs. Rasi is the name given to a single zodiac sign. They complete a full circle around the planet on the horizon that resembles a belt when combined. Within this compact space are the planets or Grahas and nakshatras, also known as stars.
To determine one’s Rasi or Moon sign, one must know their accurate birth date, timing, and location. Because the Moon regulates one’s feelings, the Rasi or Moon sign represents a person’s emotions and thoughts. Taurus moon sign people, for example, are realistic, diligent, and unyielding. A Leo Rasi, on the other hand, will be dictatorial, pretentious, and kind.
The Moon sign depicts your innermost feelings, whereas the Sun sign exposes your external ego and persona. Your Moon sign reveals how you deal with emotions and rational responses. When you’re furious, do you ride erratically? The fact that the Moon is in the fiery sign of Aries could be the explanation.
The Moon sign also reveals what you are looking for in a partner and how you interact with others. It’s crucial to know your partner’s Moon sign before entering into a relationship. Comprehending your moon mark and what it means can assist you in forming bonds with people who share your psychological circuitry. It aids in the creation of natural harmony as well as the potential to establish a lasting link.
The Moon sign acts as an intellectual guide for you. It impacts the people, situations, and tangible items that make you feel safe, secure, and comfortable.
The Meaning of Nakshatra
In Indian astrology, the 28 constellations are called nakshatras. However, only 27 nakshatras are currently in use. There are four quarters in each star. Each Rasi has 30 degrees, and there are 12 Rasis or zodiac signs; totaling 360 degrees. Every zodiac sign has two full stars and a quarter, with each quarter having three degrees and twenty minutes. Nine quarters equal 30 degrees, which is essential to form a symbol or a house. Twelve houses, commencing with Aries and concluding with Pieces, have nine padas.
The Role of Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology
The date, location, and time of birth are under consideration while creating a birth chart for a kid or an individual. During parturition, the Moon will be in one of the three nakshatras of any of the 12 Moon-inhabited Rasis. When the Moon passes through each of the Zodiac signs, it will transit through a distinct Nakshatra at a given moment when it is within that Zodiac sign. An individual’s Rasi and Nakshatra are allocated and determined in this manner.
The Moon is the most significant star in the Rasis, as it regulates the intellect and our mental processes, sentiments, and impulses, all of which impact our deeds. And that is why, when it comes to making forecasts, the Moon sign is considered more relevant than the Sun sign. The Nakshatra is very significant since it determines our personality.
Our character and behaviors are in shape by the planets, stars, and Rasis. As a result, in Vedic astrology, the Rasi and Nakshatra is considered when making forecasts of future happenings in an individual’s life. Rasis, Grahas, and Nakshatras are the three main parts of Vedic astrology. The interplay between them determines the assumptions.