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27 Moon Signs
You may be familiar with the 12 Sun signs, Aries, Taurus, Gemini etc., but have you heard of the 27 star signs, or 'Moon signs'? These are the nakṣatras, or lunar mansions, of Jyotish (Indian astrology). The Sun relates to our circumstances and physical resources, while the Moon relates to our mental nature and emotional resources; our conditioning and instinctual reactions.
The Sun and Moon are used to see many things, for timing and interpretation, while the 27 star signs give deeper insights into the Sun signs, further dividing the Sun signs into smaller portions.
The Moon can be seen to transit one of the 27 segments of the zodiac belt in approximately one day, taking just over 27 days to travel through the entire zodiac. Each lunar division highlights the day's mood and is conducive to certain activities.
Each sign has a prominent star, or cluster of stars, seen along the ecliptic, and each has its own mythology and associated symbols. Knowing which sign the Moon is currently transiting, or will transit in the future, helps you plan your life. This is what ancient cultures used astrology for, i.e., timing appropriate activities.
You can use the lunar divisions to understand yourself and others better. The sign the Moon appeared to transit when you were born says a lot about what you like to do, while the sign rising (ascending) on the eastern horizon when you were born says a lot of about how you do it.
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