Nurturing, adaptable, and emotion-centered, Moon Darakaraka seeks the deepest level of emotional bonding. It knows that shining light on all the hidden aspects of each other and bringing all feelings to the surface is where true love is found…
If Moon holds the lowest degree in your chart, then Moon is your DaraKaraka or “spouse indicator.” This planet indicates some trademark characteristics of your spouse. Consider the strength, conjunctions, and aspects to the moon, as well as the sign and house it is placed. These additional details all help paint a picture of what kind of person you will marry.
If you have Moon DaraKaraka:
Your spouse has a significant Moon in their chart, or they will have a strong Cancer influence. Your Moons could be in the same sign or same house, which increases your emotional connection to each other.
For you, a strong emotional bond is paramount. Being comforted and having your emotional needs met is the most important thing for you. You get a partner who is emotionally expressive – they will show their feelings readily and may even be “overly” emotional. Typically this gives a nurturing, feminine spouse. It gives a husband who is in tune with his (and your) emotions and sympathetic to your feelings.
The Moon has a strong connection with the home. If Moon is your DaraKaraka, your spouse is very invested in working on the home. Either an enthusiastic homemaker or someone who is always investing time and money into projects around the house. If they’re a lower energy kind of person, it could simply be that they are a “homebody.”
Moon DaraKaraka makes a person adaptable in relationships. As long as your emotional needs are being met, you can adapt quite a bit. However, the Moon is also highly sensitive and easily hurt, so if these needs aren’t met it’s especially painful for you.
The Moon is a social planet who craves connection, so your spouse will be quite sociable. As the fastest moving planet that is always fluctuating, it gives a spouse with a somewhat restless personality.
For a more in-depth information about your DaraKaraka, note the sign and house placements and check its dignity in the Saptamsha (D7) and Navamsa(D9) charts.
Brooke, your writing is equally succinct and detailed. It’s rare to come across an original perspective on Jaimini’s karakas, as some astrologers, online, tend to borrow each others ideas too closely, whereas your writing illustrates the work of mind seeking novel insights. May your Atma always continue to show others the light within. Jai Shree Ganesha : )
Namaste, Om. Your words made my heart fly today. Much gratitude for your kindness – I am humbled. Jai Shree Ganesha!
Thank you for some amazing insights.
I have moon in Capricorn in the 11th house. What would that mean?
My darakaraka is moon at 1 degree +-, it’s true that my partners were all very emotional, direct with feelings and very cancerian like. Truth is, they are the kind of partners that I enjoy having, since there’s no head games involved, no power games, just moody folks whom are real to the core. I feel very lucky to have this placement, since it’s basically what you see is what you get, no two faced problems involved.
Hi Peter, thanks for sharing your personal experience! I feel that if more people shared their experiences we’d all have a better idea of how these things play out. I’ve been told its a nice DK to have because it makes a person more adaptable with getting what they need from a partner. Thanks for reading.
Great article. But two thing dis I didn’t understand:
1. “Your spouse has a significant Moon in their chart” – What do you mean by SGNIFICANT MOON?
2. “or they will have a strong Cancer influence” – What kind of influence?
Could you please clear up my confusion?
Good question and I agree that “significant Moon” is vague, as everyone’s Moon is significant! But, this could be either Moon on the ascendant, Moon as atmakaraka, Moon as ascendant lord, but mostly I mean their moon is significant in relation to your Moon. So, you may have Moons in the same sign or same house. By Cancer influence, that could be a lot of planets in Cancer, Cancer Sun or Moon, Cancer ascendant, or even Cancer svamsa. Hope that helps!
Baba Patro says
Hi Brooke I was literally amazed by your blog of moon as Darakaraka as I have the same as my Darakaraka. But I have a moon as my 7th house lord and it is in 12 th house in Sagittarius in my birth chart and my Darakaraka is also moon could you please tell me how will my future wife be like .
Hi Baba, thank you so much for reading. Cancer ruling your 7th house and Moon being your DK puts a double emphasis on a Cancerian/lunar spouse: emotional, nurturing, home-oriented. Check the aspects to Moon. 7th lord in 12th can do a number of things, including long-distance relationships, foreign spouse, a spouse who is like a recluse and spends a lot of time away from people (including you), a spouse involved in spiritual pursuits. It can even make it hard to keep relationships in general. Unfortunately, I cannot give you a more detailed answer without analyzing the full chart +vargas. Take care!
Hello! I loved your article. My moon is my darakaraka and is conjunct with sun in cancer at 3rd house. In navamsa chart, my moon also is in cancer but in 5th house. What mean all it?