Firstly, what is a Mahadasha? The word “Maha” means great. The word “Dasha” means a stage in life. The Chandra Mahadasha refers to the stage in one’s life that will be dictated by the Earth’s moon.

The Moon is seen as an elegant, intellectual astrological entity. It represents:

- A Mother Figure
- Intelligence
- Truth
- Skill
- Devotion

The Chandra Mahadasha lasts about 10 years in total. This is a time period in which one will begin to focus on increasing their knowledge and developing their mind. Favorable placement of the Moon will bring good health to one’s mother, many intellectually stimulating experiences, acknowledgement of the truth, faith in authority, and an overall increase in wisdom and ability. Unfavorable placement will stump one’s intellectual growth, bring poor health to one’s mother, keep one in a state of delusion, and hinder one’s faith in authority.

The Mahadasha you are currently in can be calculated by analyzing the positions of the stars and planets at various moments of your life. Knowing which stage you are in and if the respective astrological entity is positioned properly can be critical in ensuring a smooth life.