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Astrology decoded: A basic guide to understanding sun and moon signs

"As per Vedic astrology, both Sun sign and Moon sign are very important, as they collectively define your overall personality and forecast the future," astrologer Pandit Jagannath Guruji tells

By: Lifestyle Desk | New Delhi | November 30, 2020 4:40:58 pm
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Those who have just started reading about their zodiac signs usually know and refer to their sun signs. But, did you know that in the world of astrology one also needs to know about the moon signs? In order to thoroughly decode one’s stars one needs to understand both, the sun and moon signs.

“As per Vedic astrology, both Sun sign and Moon sign are very important, as they collectively define your overall personality and forecast the future,” astrologer Pandit Jagannath Guruji tells

While the sun signs are known to define your personality and also decide under which zodiac sign you fall, it is the moon sign which describes your inner or emotional self. It is the combination of these two sings that decides how you interact in with your surroundings.

Most people usually know about their sun signs as it can be easily derived by one’s birth date and month. But, in order to understand moon signs, one needs also consider their time and place of birth based on which it is calculated.

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Here’s how you can know about your sun sign

  • Aries: March 21 – April 19
  • Taurus: April 20 – May 20
  • Gemini: May 21 – June 20
  • Cancer: June 21 – July 22
  • Leo: July 23 – August 22
  • Virgo: August 23 – September 22
  • Libra: September 23 – October 22
  • Scorpio: October 23 – November 21
  • Sagittarius: November 22 – December 21
  • Capricorn: December 22 – January 19
  • Aquarius: January 20 – February 18
  • Pisces: February 19 – March 20

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Pandit Jagannath Guruji says, “The star sun tells about the person’s attributes, their personality and future. While, on the other hand, the moon gives us a deeper understanding of who the person really is.”

He says that the moon in a person’s birth chart adds balance to a horoscope. “If the Moon is not good, you are bound to witness a downfall at some stage in life because it impacts your family, relationship, health and career,” says the astrologer, adding “Sun is the aspect which will charge you, while the moon is the one that calms you down.”

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