How to Bend Destiny with the Navagraha Mantras – 4 – The Moon
This post continues the ongoing series on How to Bend Destiny.
Click here for part 1 Introduction
Click here for part 2 List of Mantras to Planets
Click here for part 3 The Sun + Shiva
The Moon – Queen of the Solar System
If the Sun is the King of the Solar System, the Moon is considered the Queen. Its proximity to Earth makes it a key influence on human life.
The Moon drives the cycle of tides on Earth and since ancient times, people have thought that the presence of a full moon has significant effects on our mental state; hence the term ‘lunatic’.
Effects of the Moon
In Eastern astrology, the Moon is represented by Chandra, the God of the Moon and Soma – an ancient plant which was used to make a powerful concoction which helped the Rishis to meditate on deep truths.
The Moon’s position in the horoscope effectively tells you your ‘sign’. The Moon’s is a factor in the guiding clarity of thought, emotions and maternal influences in one’s life.
In broader terms, it influences your mental peace, travel (over water) and your ability for social cohesion.
Boost your lunar power!
The Vedic prayer to the Moon is below, followed by the Chandra Gayatri.
Vedic prayer to the Moon
“Dadhishamkha tusharaabham ksheero daarnava sambhavam
Namami Shashinam Somam Shambor Mukuta Bhooshanam“
“I pray to the Moon (Chandra) who shines coolly like curds or a white shell, who arose from the ocean of milk, who has a hare on him, Soma, who is the ornament of Shiva’s hair.”
“Om Padmadwajaya Vidmahe
Hema roopaya dhimahi
Tanno Soma Prachodayath“
“We know the Lotus-flagged one,
We meditate on the golden form,
May Soma inspire us”
Mantras to Shakti
The Ruling Deity of the Moon is Shakti, or Parvati (the spouse of Shiva). One of the most powerful (and well-known) mantras is:
“Sarva Mangala Maangalye, Shive Saravartha saadike,
Sharanye Triyambake Gauri, Narayani Namosthuthe.”
“I prostrate before the auspicious of all auspiciousness, she who is auspicious, the fair, three-eyed one, she who resides in every person”