Astrological Factors  

The Moon is weak when waning, particularly when new, when in its fall (in Scorpio), when aspected by malefic planets (like Saturn, Rahu, Ketu, or Mars), or when placed in difficult houses (like the sixth, eight or twelfth). The aspects of Rahu and Saturn are the most difficult, particularly if not compensated by an aspect from Jupiter or Jupiter’s location in an angle from the Moon.

The Moon is generally a benefic planet, but specifically so for Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces ascendants. For these ascendants, regimes for the Moon can increase its positive powers of emotional strength, friendliness and love.