Let’s look at important things here –
Moon - Moon represents Mind, Emotions, Mother, Local Government, Peace of Mind, Home Environment, Water, Milk etc.
Anuradha Nakshatra - It is a nakshatra of following heart's desires or being devotional about something or someone. It is also related with mystical side of life. For more information on Anuradha Nakshatra, please read this - https://www.astrosaxena.com/anunaksh .
Scorpio - As Anuradha is a part of Scorpio, Scorpio sign and its representations also become important. Scorpio is the 8th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents the things and energy related with 8th house of horoscope like Sudden Events, Secrecy, Dark World, Occult Science, Research, Inheritance, Serving Others, Taxes etc. Besides these things sign of Scorpio also represent transformation, means changing the whole nature upside down. This is one sign which is favorite of every Astrologer, because it has maximum secrets, so every astrologer gets maximum scope of researching. This is sign about which no one can tell with precision that what will happen to the planets in it, as it is sign of secrecy itself. Wherever Scorpio falls in your chart, you may have had biggest challenges in making things related with that house more stable. Scorpio is also one of those unique signs which has 2 rulers, i.e. Mars and Ketu. In Western Astrology, Pluto also co-rules Scorpio. All this makes Scorpio a chaotic sign. Scorpio consists of next set of 2 and half nakshatras, i.e. Vishakha, Anuradha and Jyeshtha.
Saturn - As Saturn rules Anuradha, Saturn's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Anuradha.
Mars-Ketu - As Mars-Ketu rules Scorpio, their position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Anuradha/Scorpio.
Houses Involved – Also, we can’t afford to forget the houses involved as a planet can be ruling different houses and sitting in different house for every person as per ascendant and planet’s position. To know overall affect, we have to consider the houses involved as those areas of life are being impacted.
Interpretation of Moon in Anuradha Nakshatra – As Moon is mind, it won't be an exaggeration to say that Moon in Anuradha nakshatra would show a desire oriented or obsessive mind. Letting Go may not be their virtue. Anuradha means Following Desires, so Moon in Anuradha will show a mind which wants to follow its desires at any cost. Now, it is important that this energy should be redirected towards positive desires or ambitions because we can't forget that Moon is in its debilitated sign and Saturn's nakshatra. It is necessary that person's desires and ambitions should be driven towards benefits of all and not for personal gains. It this mind is obsessive towards its base desires then it can easily lead to a situation where a person can go on wrong paths to achieve those desires. It can make someone criminal, anti-social, stalker or psychopath. But the same Scorpio energy of research and Saturn's basic nature of service can be directed towards serving people and we can see the same position making someone a research scholar, research scientist, medical practitioner or occultist. As always, initial upbringing and meditation can make a big difference in the way a person thinks and makes his goals in the life. So, Moon in any nakshatra of Scorpio is a position which needs special attention, focus and care by the family and people around the native because it can go in extremes, from a person who inflicts the wound to the person who heals the wound.
Role of Saturn – Saturn placement is important to guide Moon in right direction, being Anuradha's lord.
Role of Mars-Ketu - Also, Mars-Ketu placement is important to guide Moon in right direction, being Scorpio lord.
Other Factors – And of course, we need to consider conjunction, aspects, house lordship, house position and dashas etc to know the exact results of Moon in Anuradha. So, we always need to take a holistic view of chart rather than just 1 planetary position.
Conclusion – So, this is how I see Moon in Anuradha can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer