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Do you know Moon is a planet of conveniences of life? (Vedic Astrology)
In order to make predictions in Vedic Astrology, it is very important to understand the planet Moon or the 4th house (both are just the same thing).
Moon is actually a planet of conveniences of life (sukh-suvidhanye in Hindi language). For example, you need a vehicle as a conveyance in order to travel as you cannot cover long distances just on foot. Also, you need roads for the vehicles to move smoothly on the pathway and so the road is also a conveyance (or facility) for travel. So if the sign of Gemini represents travel then Moon represents the travel path (road) as the road is a conveyance in travel.
Similarly, the railway track is also a conveyance when it comes to journeys by train. Also, airports are required to be built when it comes to flight travel. Bridges are also needed as a passage over a water body such as a river.
Also, shelters are needed such as an inn or a hotel for the travelers to stay overnight and so such shelters are also nothing but conveniences in travel. That is the reason when Moon is in Gemini then people often become civil engineers as Gemini is a sign of travel and Moon is a planet of conveniences in travel (such as the travel path > road). Civil engineers build travel paths such as roads, bridges, tunnels, railway tracks, etc. You can know more about civil engineers from Google search.
The vehicle or train itself is a shelter in travel and that is the reason vehicles are represented by the 4th house but this is not the right way to interpret the 4th house. The 4th house is the house of conveniences of life, in general, but we cannot say that it is the house of vehicles. Vehicles are just conveyance in travel and but there are many other types of conveniences of life depending on the sign on the 4th house. If Mars is in Cancer and Moon, ruler of Cancer, is in Gemini then your profession could even be driving such as driving a taxi or auto-rickshaw or a battery rickshaw or a bike (delivery boys use bikes) or even a truck. Mars in Cancer makes you move as Mars is energy or motion and Cancer is a sign of conveyance. When you are traveling in a car or bus you are at rest (moon) but still moving (Mars).
There are many household products that provide a lot of conveniences to us such as a fan, refrigerator, air conditioner, air cooler, water filters, elevators, escalators, etc and that is the reason sometimes people become mechanical engineers when Moon is placed in the sign of Capricorn in the 4th house (for Libra ascendant natives) as 4th house is the house of conveniences. All these home conveniences products get represented by the 4th house when the sign of Capricorn falls on the 4th house as Capricorn is a sign of automation (machines that automate the work). When you make machines to give comforts then Moon could fall in the sign of Capricorn in the 4th house as Moon is a planet of comforts and Capricorn is a sign of automation or machines.
3rd house is the actual action of travel while 4th house represents the conveniences you need for travel such as roads, bridges, tracks, trains, vehicles, etc. That is the reason sometimes Pisces ascendant natives become civil engineers when Moon falls in the sign of Gemini in the 4th house. If your 3rd house lord is transiting the 4th house then it can make you travel if dasas are supportive. If 3rd lord is placed in the 4th house, then you can travel daily for your office and home or your profession could be driving (such as a taxi driver or an auto-rickshaw driver or a deliver boy giving deliveries on a bike) or your profession may involve a lot of travel.
In general, we can say all kinds of shelters, storage systems, and land are represented by the 4th house or Moon. For example, if Moon is placed in the 4th house in the sign of Sagittarius, then the native could own a plant nursery or agricultural land or he may have a shop related to fruits, vegetables, or plants or grains (such as rice, pulses, etc) or he may even own a garden. This is because the 4th house represents the shelters and storage systems and Sagittarius is a sign that represents plants, trees, crops, and all things obtained from plants or trees or crops such as fruits and vegetables and grains.
If the ascendant lord Mercury (for Virgo ascendant) is placed in the 4th house in the sign of Sagittarius then the native could work in a plant nursery or garden or agricultural land or work with fruits, vegetables, and grains. That is the reason Moon is considered extremely auspicious in the 4th house. If Moon is placed in the 4th house in the sign of Sagittarius, then the native could also own a shop related to books and other publishing items such as calendars, diaries, business cards, greeting cards, wedding cards, chart papers, art items, etc as the sign of Sagittarius is also a sign of publishing. People owning shops related to religious supplies may also have this placement of > Moon in the sign of Sagittarius in the 4th house.
If Moon is placed in the sign of Taurus in the 4th house for an Aquarius ascendant, then the native could own a shop (a shop is also nothing but a shelter represented by the 4th house) related to beauty, fashion, hairdressing, food, chips, chocolates, ice cream, luxury items, decorative items, mobile phones and other electronic items, jewellery shop, clothing shop, arts & crafts items, etc. as the sign of Taurus represents all these things. If Moon is in the 6th house, then you could get a loan by mortgaging your home or property.
If Moon is placed in the sign of Leo in the 4th house, then you could own a shop or a shelter that could be a film studio, dance & music studio or a pub or games shop. You may also own a royal hotel if Moon is placed in the sign of Leo in the 4th house as Leo is a sign of royalty also and Moon is a planet of food. I mean Leo is a royal sign. You could also own a shop related to lighting and heating products (electronics and electricals) as Sun or the sign of Leo represents the light and heat. You could also own a sports products shop with this placement as Leo is also a sign of sports. The native could also own a film studio or photography studio if Moon is placed in the 4th house in the sign of Leo. This is because Leo is a sign of films and videos.
If Moon is placed in the sign of Virgo in the 4th house (for Gemini ascendant) then the native could own a shop that is related to health care such as medicines and health care equipment. This is because Virgo is a sign of diseases and health care. The native could also own a food service store as the Moon rules the 2nd house of food for a Gemini ascendant. The native could also own a shop that provides some kind of services as Virgo is a sign of providing services and repairing. For example, if the 4th lord Mercury is placed in the 1st house in the sign of Gemini, then the native could also provide printing services such as photocopy or telecom services etc. If Mercury is in Sagittarius in the 7th house, then the native could also provide publishing services. If Mercury is in Taurus in the 12th house beauty and hairdressing services is also possible and so on.
There are many people who have a retail store related to plumbing supplies, construction supplies, and also iron & steel products (such as utensils) and such natives may also have their Moon placed in the sign of Capricorn in the 4th house. This is because Capricorn is a sign that represents all things made of iron, steel, and coal. They could also own an auto repairing shop or auto parts shop with this same placement as vehicles are also made of iron and steel. People who own cycle shops may also have this placement.
If the 12th lord Moon is placed in the 4th house in the sign of Scorpio (for Leo ascendant) then such natives may even move to a new home or new office during the Moon period. They may even move to a foreign place during Moon Dasa or anterdasa as here Moon rules the 12th house of foreign countries. This is because Scorpio is a sign of change or relocation. Many people who provide home or office relocation services (movers and packers) may also have this placement.
The native could also own a chemicals factory (factory is also a shelter) or a science laboratory with this placement as the sign of Scorpio also represents all the different kinds of chemicals such as dyes and pigments, petroleum refining chemicals, chemicals used in making of rubber and plastic, fertilizers (insecticides and pesticides), chemicals used in soaps and dry cleaning, paints chemicals, detergents, caustic soda, deodorants, hand sanitizers, baking powder, caustic soda, marble and graphite, chalk, lime, vinegar, etc. So, the natives selling all these products in their shop may also have this placement of > Moon in Scorpio in 4th house.
Many people own online retail stores and that is nothing but a website and so a website (or web hosting) can also be represented by the 4th house as all the information about the products you sell online in your online retail store is stored in a database on the server and so server or web hosting is also nothing but storage system and all storage systems are represented by the 4th house. Such natives may have their Moon placed in the sign of Pisces in the 4th house as Pisces is a virtual sign and everything over the internet is virtual and not real.
You should always remember > Moon represents the shelters and storage systems. But with Moon in the sign of Pisces in the 4th house the native could also own a boat or ship depending on the location of other planets in the birth chart. The sign of Pisces represents the sea and a boat or ship is the storage on a sea. People associated with shipping containers may also have this placement as all the containers are storage systems only.
Moon in Aquarius in the 4th house could also be about network storage systems which are again nothing servers or web hosting or cloud storage. This is because Aquarius is also a sign of networking. But people associated with satellite storage may also have this same placement. Developers of social networking websites (like LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, etc) may also have this placement. People who maintain servers and storage systems are generally seen from this placement. But this is something online.
When it comes to offline then people associated with public gathering places like railway stations, hospitals, airports, parks, malls, amusement parks, schools, colleges, zoos, multi-story buildings, apartments, cinema theatres, stadiums, banks, government offices, etc can be seen from this placement. The natives with this placement may work for the public welfare at these places. A security guard (or security checker) is a good example. This is because Aquarius is a sign that represents the public. People working with public data storage, customer care, and public administration may also have this placement.
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