Devi and Astrology Mantras – Astrologer Vinayak Bhatt
Astrology says that Moon is a female planet and represents mother. Devi (Shakti) who is considered universal mother is also represented by the planet Moon in various forms. Moon completes the circle round the earth i.e., the zodiac in 27 days time, as Moon remains in one sign for 2¼ days. The changes or phases are the results of the cl ringing positions of Moon and earth in relation to Sun. There are two phases of Moon, one from dark Moon (Amavasya) to full Moon (Poornima) and the other is vice-versa. These periods are known as krishna paksha and Shukla Paksha respectively. The Moon’s cycle is divided into three parts and equally divided among the three incarnations of Devi viz., Durga, from Shukal pratipada to Sukla )ashami, governs the Moon. Lakshmi rules Dashami to Krishna Panchami, and Panchami to Amavasaya, it is the rule of Kali. Only two forms of the Goddess are used (Durga and Kali) in determining the ( Goddess according to One’s Moon chart. Lakshmi is considered as Venus
The Moon can be either Kali or Durga in a specific chart depending on multiple factors. Classics say that if Moon is exalted it represents Durga. Moon in weaker position is considered as Bhadrakali. Moon posited in Mars sign and weak then it is Chamunda. Moon going towards Ketu is Kali or Moon going towards Rahu is Durga. Shukal Paksh is of Durga whereas Kali governs Krishna Paksh. Debilitated Moon is also taken as Kali and exalted Moon is Durga. Durga represents the strong planets of conjunct day and Kali is worshipped for strong planets of night. This is not applicable when Mercury is strong planet either of day or of night. It is considered as lalita and during this time, the devotee has to recite Lalita Sahasarnam religiously. These aspects are considered for propitiating planet Moon.
When Moon is posited in different zodiacs, it represents different forms of the Goddess.
Taurus Durga (Rahu Mulatrikona)
Gemini Durga (Rahu exaltation)
All the Planets and the Goddess
From the Arudha Lagna (The Sign rising at the time of the query), all planets could be seen as different forms of the Goddess. The Arudha Lagna is Maya, which is Shakti. From Arudha there is only Kali or Durga. The two fold division is ruled by the Moon; DurgaShukal paksh, Kali- Krishna Paksh, (Three fold division is ruled by Jupiter). Shiva is worshipped from the lagan (Sun karaka), Vishnu is worshipped from the pakalagna (Jupiter karaka), and Shakti is worshipped from Arudha Lagan (Moon karaka). To use this system properly it is imperative that one understands the houses from the Arudha Lagan (Maya). When this is fully understood then the planet can be either Nila Shakti (Kali) or Sri Shakti (Durga).
Nava Durga according to planets
Planets according to Dus Mahavidyas
Mars Tripura Sundari
Mahavidyas are explained in the Chapter ‘Shri Devi Mantras’ in length and an explanation to this effect is also provided for our esteemed readers.
The Goddess is very important in one’s life. She is that which gives us direction in life. From the Moon, the goddess guides the mind in the right direction. From the planets, the Goddess is uplifting (Durga)
Or purifying(Kali) the planets and their effects. One should be competent in reading a chart and understand the deities. The devotee should take advice of a competent person before any japa and the astrologer should note that what they would do before recommending these goddesses as remedies. The worship of the Goddess is very powerful and gives results quickly, relative to the indications of the chart.