We move forward to Chandra mahadasha after Ketu, Venus and sun mahadasha. Chandra mahadasha in vimshottari dasha scheme is allotted 10 years period. Chandra being one of the lamp posts of destiny carries a great importance after Lagna/ascendant in the horoscope. Chandra is the karaka of Mind, mother, emotions, imaginations, intuitions, creativity, homely comforts and home. It is considered a very important planet for nourishment and mental as well as physical growth in vedic astrology, the ayurvedic herbs and plants are grown and plucked on a certain moon phase for best effects. Moon rules digestion and digestive juices/acids in the body, the high and low tides are dependent on the phases of moon, the menstrual cycle in women is dependent on the moon which is exactly 28 days the time required for moon to complete one cycle of the zodiac. Moon rules Rohini, Hasta and Shravan nakshatras out of the 27 nakshatras in astrology. The results of moon mahadasha are dependent on the placement of moon in the horoscope.
Chandra mahadasha will be in operation at birth for those born in Rohini, Hasta and chitra nakshatra. Moon is considered as a planet in astrology though it is a satellite of the earth, it is the only planet in astrology which has phases from full moon to new moon and it is considered strong from Shukla panchami to Krishna panchami rest of the times it is considered weak in strength. An afflicted moon placed in 6,8,12 houses can completely destroy the strength of a horoscope, this moon does causes baal arista yoga if afflicted by other malefics and can cause terrible health issues to death in early stage of life depending on the longevity indicated in the horoscope. The menstrual cycle of women who have afflicted moon will always be irregular and painful if other malefics are connected to 6,7,8 houses. A person with an afflicted moon can never be mentally satisfied or happy no matter how much wealth or luck he owns as per the other factors in the horoscope which is why moon is considered as the harbinger of luck and prosperity in the horoscope.
Chandra mahadasha for those having afflicted moon can create mental illusions, psychological problems and hallucinations if such a moon is placed under rahu/ketu axis, such people need constant doses of inspiration and motivation to succeed in life, they have constant mood swings and highs and lows which does not let them live a peaceful life. They are at struggle with their own self within, their mental conflicts make their lives complicated, it is the mind which creates complexes and complexities in life. A badly placed moon can suddenly turn life upside down in its mahadasha as the person suddenly experiences highs and lows in temperament, domestic life is affected and there is no mental peace in life, Afflicted moon in the 6th house will give bad digestion and diseases through over eating or faulty eating, their stomach is not able to produce digestive acids which leads to all health issues.
A well placed strong moon will give a peaceful life with good comforts and wealth depending on the strength of horoscope, the point worth noting of such people is they will be satisfied in life irrespective of any problems and odds, they will never loose temperament and control over life. They know the art of staying cheerful and happy in all situations. They are seldom perturbed by the challenges of life as they can adjust to any situations. Their emotions are well balanced and they have a big heart in terms of helping people and love to be in the lap of nature. They feel cheerful and happy around places in the lap of nature, water bodies, gardens, big houses etc. They are the admirers of natural beauty and can create beautiful place and homely atmosphere where ever they go with their fertile imaginations. Girls or women with a strong moon are devoted to family and are excellent cooks. Cancerians for this matter make excellent cooks as they know the art of satisfying people with their culinary skill, they know the dictum well, “the way to man’s heart lies through his stomach”
The results of chandra mahadasha will largely depend on the placement of chandra in the horoscope whether aspected and conjunct with benefics or malefics, the wanning and the waxing phases of moon are yet another indicators of the strength of the moon in the horoscope. Chandra mahadasha of a badly placed moon will suddenly create all kinds of mental complexes, bad digestion, health issues and dissatisfaction in life. Mental upset happens mostly due to failed expectations leading to more complex situations and problems. Many take to drug abuse, drinking habits, psychological treatments, sleeping pills etc, Suicidal tendencies are high with those having afflicted 5th house and moon in trik houses, such people should be constantly motivated and encouraged irrespective of failures in life. They should not be scolded or made to feel bad as this leads to mental depressions and grave problems later. Such people should be made to share their feelings and express themselves, they should always confide their feelings in somebody close who can help them to get out of their problems, they should stay in the company of positive people.
As we all know, “Very Little is needed to make a happy life, It is all within yourself and in your way of thinking”. This simple sentence says a lot about happiness, the way of thinking is indicated by the placement of moon in your horoscope. Chandra mahadasha will intensify the good and bad results indicated in the horoscope as mahadashas are the periods when the fruits of your past actions are enjoyed/suffered by you depending on the good and bad transits which deliver the results at a particular time. Sadesati also comes to moon as saturn the great teacher wants moon to learn grave lessons of life and stop being trapped in the world of illusions. The weak or false rinanubandha you carry with people often breaks during such periods making you realize that they were not meant for you and the people or things you stuck to so badly did not even care for you. A well placed moon shows divine love whereas a badly placed moon shows possessiveness and tendency to destroy or revenge. Tauras Rohini and Vrischik jyestha people can be studied depending on the placement and strength of moon and other factors in the horoscope to know what I mean to say.