Mantras - The Power of Sound in Vedic Astrology


The Mantras for Moon
 To connect with the planetary deity and to energize all the higher powers of the Moon





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The Moon is a Sattvic or spiritual planet. It gives faith, love, openness, surrender, devotion, peace and happiness. As a very sensitive and mutable planet, the Moon can be easily influenced and overcome by other planetary energies. Saturn can darken it, depress it or give it detachment. The Moon represents not only responsiveness but also inertia. Through our lunar sensitivity, we can become accustomed to a life of pain, sorrow, or ignorance, as well as to a life of joy and truth.

The following is the special name (nama) mantra for the Moon as preceded by it's Shakti or power mantra. It can be used to connect with the planetary deity and to energize all the higher powers of the Moon. 

"Om Shrim Som Somaya Namah"

The word 'Shrim' in above mantra denotes Sharana Shakti, the power of refuge, surrender, peace and delight. (The word 'Shrim' should be pronounced as 'Shreem'.)

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The following mantras are also considered very good for planet Moon. You may opt to recite one of the following mantra if you find it comparatively easy to remember.

"Om shraam shreem shraum sah chandramasay namah"

"Om som somaaya namah"

The mantras are chanted on japa beads of 108 beads per string. They are similar to rosaries.

The Moon's mantra should be repeated 11,000 times on Mondays, or in the evening, specially around the time of the full Moon. Begin recitation on a Monday during the bright half of the Moon.

Presence of 'Sri yantra' and/or 'Laxmi yantra' at the place of recitation may help you in achieving the desired results faster.

The power of Mantras & Shlokas has been acknowledged since time immemorial. A Mantra can consist of a powerful word or a combination of words and can be used for self realization, for freedom from worries, to fulfill one's desires, to ward off the effects of malefic planets, to bring you success, peace and contentment -- the range is truly vast. You can choose for yourself.

Gayatri Mantra for Moon:

"Om Nisakaraaya vidmahe, kalanaathaya dhimahi, tanno Somah prachodayat"

This Gayatri mantra consists of three parts. The first is the chants to the Moon. The second is the mantra proper. The third is a summary of the mantra's energies.

The Gayatri mantra is chanted at sunrise, noon and sunset. At dawn it is called Gayatri, the youthful form of the Goddess, consort of Lord Brahma, the creator. It is called Savitri, the mature form, at noon, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is called Sarasvati, the elderly form, at sunset, the consort of Lord Vishnu.

You may also opt to chant following Puranic mantra for propiating the Moon (11,000 times).

Dahhi-shankha-tusharabham kshirodarnava-sambhavam
namami shashinam soman sambhor mukta-bhushanam

When translated in English, it means:

"I offer my obeisances to the Moon god, whose complexion resembles white cheese, the whiteness of conch shells, and snow. He is the ruling deity of the soma-rasaborn from the ocean of milk, and he serves on the ornament on
the top of the head of Lord Shambhu."

Mantras must be chanted or recited with unwavering devotion and motivation. Chanting them as a matter-of-course deprives them of power and is practically useless from the point of view of conscious growth, evolution and effect.
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For getting the maximum spiritual benefit, these mantras should be recited at designated timings.

Antarjyoti bahirjyoti pratyagjyoti paratparah
Jyotirjyoti swayamjyoti atmajyoti shivosmyaham

Light is on the inside, light is on the outside,
Light is in myself, beyond the beyond.
The Light of lights, I myself am light, 
the Self is light, I am Shiva.