Western astrology focuses on the sun sign (the zodiac sign in which the sun was born). While the sun is important in Vedic astrology, sun cards are always used together with the birth card and the moon card. The meaning of the moon is in second place after the birth certificate, and in Indian astrology no predictions can be made without calculations based on the moon.
The birth certificate in Vedic astrology shows the exact time of birth. The zodiac sign ascending at the time of birth on the eastern horizon is called the ascendant or ascending sign. In the birth certificate, of course, this is the sign (rasi) that will be the 1st house (Lagna), and the rest of the houses are the signs that follow the ascendant in the order they appear on the horizon.
The birth card provides important information for the person's life. However, if you want a very precise insight into the character of the person and the details of the development of planetary energies, the moon map is needed.
The moon map is created with the zodiac sign on which the moon is the 1st house. The position of the planets is the same as in the birth certificate, but they will occupy different houses.
Planetary periods (dasha) can only be calculated if the exact position of the moon is known and knowledge of the dasha is one of the most important tools for predictions. The moon also represents the mother (or the female). It is a receptive yet nurturing force. A person's moon map shows the "how" and "when" of events that are predicted in the birth card because our actions and reactions in life are the product of our mental state and emotional response. that are mainly affected by the moon.
A wonderful way to work with the moon map is the Sudarsana map. In this configuration, the birth card, the moon card and the sun card are created in concentric circles that are connected in the 1st house of each card. The Sudarsana map makes it very easy to visually see the different areas of life, since each house (Bhava) is in the same segment of the circle.
A look at the Sudarsana makes it very easy to see all the combined effects of Ascendant, Moon and Sun on each house and offers a very thorough look at the different areas of life that are determined by the houses.
The moon represents mental state, mind, emotions, imagination, our connection to the subconscious and creativity. In order to identify opportunities for life and obstacles in astrology, the moon map must be taken into account, since the true path of life is determined by how we will react to the situations that have occurred. The position of the moon on the map is given by Nakshatras (moon villas). The ruling planet of the moon's nakshatra is very important as the character of the ruler will have a great impact on the nature of the person.