Lesson 2-The Nakshatras or Star constellations


First the zodiac was divided into 12 main rasis, to study the effects of the planets placed there. Then the ancient seers added another sub divisional system of breaking down the zodiac into 27 Nakshatras or star constellations. Each nakshatra has a span of 13 degrees and 20 minutes. After that each nakshatra was further subdivided into 4 Padas, or quarters, of 3 degrees and 20 minutes. Hence the first zodiac sign Aries, which has 30 degrees, contains the entire 4 padas (13:20′) of the 1st star constellation Ashwini, the entire 4 padas (13:20′) of the 2nd star constellation Bharani and the 1st pada (3:20′) of the third star constellation Krittika. So each rasi contains total 9 padas. These nakshatras belong to three main groups: Deva or divine, Manusha or human and Rakshasa or Demonic. They have different ruling deities, owned by different planets and have divergent qualities. Hence while studying the effects of a planet placed in Aries, it is also studied in which nakshatra it is placed and in which pada of that nakshatra it is placed. This system of analysis exists only in Indian astrology.
The nakshatra in which your moon is placed at the time of your birth is called your
Janma Nakshatra. This janma nakshatra has also got its influence on you.
The 27 nakshatras,their qualities,and their deities etc  are given below:-

1. Ashwini nakshatra

Ashwini nakshatra (Castor and Pullox). From 00.00 to 13.20 Mesha or Aries. Devata for Ashwini Nakshatra is Ashwi or the Duality known as Ashwini Kumar Twins, the physician of the Gods. Symbol – the head of a horse. Ruler Ketu. So, by the influence of this star the native is expected to be equestrian (horse-ride) or a soldier, also a physician with marvelous power to heal. The after-speak of physician’s excellence or process. It is possible, in the horoscopes of these physicians it will be seen that the Graha for successful medical practice is positioned in Ashwini Nakshatra. From Ashwi is supposed to be derived carriages for animals for transport, everything related to transport and transport department. The Puranas relate that the two Ashwini Kumaras were born of mother Sanga and father Ravi. The mother held the solar semen in her nostrils, for otherwise she could not hold it, it is so strong. They are the twins of Sanga and therefore this Nakshatra is supposed to produce twins. Mars in this Nakshatra – especially if the Lagna is in Kumbha and Mars in bhatrusthana indicates twin brother and sister for the native. Or if Ravi, Guru or Pitru Karaka or lord of the Bhava signifying father or son in a similar way is in this Nakshatra then the father or any of the uncles or any of the children may be one of the twins.

If you are born when the Moon was in Ashwini nakshatra, you are scrupulous, prosperous, obedient, truthful, and obtain all comforts. You are endowed with good family and children and wealth. You are daring, handsome and well off. You are a capable administrator, cruel, of big body and respected. You sacrifice money, have a good conduct and an enjoyer. You are quick and candid, a knower of scriptures, rational and succeed in quarrels. You have long hands and wide eyes. You are respected by kings and speak sweetly. You are daring, arrogant, thief, and a fraud. You are unkind, practice forbidden paths, intelligent, and contain some symbol on their girdle. You are fickle and undertake traveling. You may court other women and are farsighted. You are not independent, but strong.

 

2. Bharani nakshatra

Bharani nakshatra (Arietis or a Muscae) Devata Yama. Lord Venus. It extends from 13:20 to 26:40. Symbol: Orifice of the womb (oss-mouth). It is possible to have an idea of the nature of Bharani Nakshatra from the nature of Yama.
Yama purity, cleanliness, justice and integrity. The sense of restraint is also Yama’s gift; he is the lord of Dharma, a stern disciplinarian, a ruthless expositor of truth, and a refuge for kings and law-abiding subjects. We should not always confine his interpretation to his being only the lord of death; he is the great judicature, the ultimate dispenser of reward and punishment. The story of Yama-Nachiketa is a particularly exposition of the hospitality of Yama, his sense of dharma and knowledge of it, his superb honesty and great integrity and other divine virtues. The Nakshatra of which he is the devata (God) is also in consequence the giver of whatever is good, pure, truthful and honest.
The etymological meaning of Bharani is what deserves to be cultivated and preserved that is dependence, servitors, retainers or anything by which living is earned, for example salary.
If you are born in the Bharani star you are likely to incur the displeasure of others; they are enjoyers, obedient and learned; they fear water and get the wealth of bad people. They know the scriptures, rationale, intelligent and win the quarrels. They bear scars on their body due to injuries. They are good speakers and suffer from heart diseases. They are stable, knowledgeable and truthful. They are long lived. They are also determined, and proud, they do not tolerate others’ prosperity.

3. Krittika nakshatra

Krittika nakshatra (Tauri or Alcyone) It extends from Mesa 26:40. The residuary 10: degree falls in Vrishabha. The Devata is Agni; Ruling planet is Sun. Agni is the great purifier, the great consumer of and the giver of light, heat and brightness. Agni causes the fire of life and the drive. It is also the spark of life. Without fire creation would not exist. Agni is at the base of creation and of the continuation of existence. It consumes everything. The fire of digestion in the human system and the external fire for cooking are only different manifestation of the same principle, which is Agni. Agni is the symbol of brightness and brilliance, all weapons with firepower. And other things of the same category come within the range of Krittika group. The fire is considered as purifier; for it burns away all that is wicked, dark and dull, also all that is low and sinful and inauspicious in the world. The dross thus blazed away, only effulgence and light remain. Fire gives the earth its activity and dynamic and revives it after the spells of cold that periodically inflict comatose condition of the earth. It is easy enough to deduce from fire the causal effect of the Krittika group.

Mangal is the lord of that part of Krittika which is in Mesha Rasi and Mangal is like a mass of lightning in shining splendor. So, the Krittika in Mesa is devastatingly brilliant, the effulgence being closely associated with also an incendiary character. The Krittika of Vrishabha Rasi is brilliant but unlike the Krittika of Mesha, not incendiary. The Lord of Vrishabha Rasi is Shukra and Shukra stands for worship of beauty and for poetry and imagination. He is radiantly white like snow, the Kunda flower and the Utpal. He is also the encyclopedic expounder of all branches of learning. It follows that the Krittika of Vrishabha is brilliant but the brilliance does not burn, it is soft and sweet, and benign. The Krittika of Mesa Rasi is doubtless brilliant; it has plenty of heat, which burns. The Krittika of Vrishabha has on the contrary a softened radiance, a wave of brightness that does not hurt.

Those born when the Moon was in Krittika nakshatra are bereft of friends and family; endowed with son and they enjoy life and are very prosperous. They suffer from hunger and they are without strength and money; they undertake purposeless traveling but recollect the help rendered by others. They are very harsh, and do jobs forbidden. They are cruel and do good jobs and they also have defective face. They are bright, instant angry and run after other women. They are heavy eaters and fiery. They are stingy, intelligent, famous, successful, loved by partner, with property earned by them, white haired, afraid of wind and carry the symbols of til and fish.

 

4. Rohini nakshatra

Rohini nakshatra (Aldebaran) This is the birth nakshatra of Lord Krishna. The word is derived from Rohan, which means to rise or to bring into existence. It extends in the Vrishabha Rasi from 10 degree to 23:20. The ruling planet is Moon, the symbol a Cart drawn by Cows. The Devata is Brahma, the prime creator of all things living, from the meanest insect to Man, the beauty of the weird, the paragon of animals. Rohini- group therefore encompasses everything that comes within the range of creation—beasts, birds, animals etc. It would also connote the process of growing, begetting, birth, production etc, in brief production, birth and creation. Rising means process of ascending that is to say the creative evolution, the cultivation and the improvement. Mythology describes Rohini the wife of Chandra. Of all the 27 Stars-all wives of Chandra-Rohini is said to have been fond of fine dress, cosmetics and decor and was the most beloved of Chandra. The Rohini (group) is, in the line with this, considered to be the cause of a taste for fine dress, perfume, and other articles of toilet. Creation continues to exist mainly on the basis of food; and Rohini is supposed to be the cause of food. The direct and immediate cause of food is Agni and Brahma the remote cause. From this point of view the God who gives food, that is Agni, is the spiritual principle of Rohini (group) Nakshatra and because, Brahma the remote cause of food is also the Devata of Rohini; the range of influences of this group runs over the whole gamut of the visible and invisible animal world.
Those born in the star Rohini are agriculturists, experts, well-behaved, handsome, good speakers and poets. They are stable minded, respected, enjoyers and interested in lovemaking. They are of sweet-speech, intelligent, capable and bright. They are long-lived and perform accepted jobs, religious, truthful and help those who have helped them. Kings respect them. They respect gods and Brahmins and know the science of meters and metaphors. They are able servants of their lords and determined. They are endowed with good looking hands and wide forehead, handsome, independent, loved by their children, experts, wealthy with respect to corns and money, have desire to wear new clothes, suffer from eye diseases, little feared and play with women.

5. Mrigasira nakshatra

Mrigasira nakshatra (Orionis) Mrigasira Nakshatra extends from after 23:20 in Vrishabha Rasi up to 6:40 in Mithuna. Presiding deity Chandra. Ruling planet Mars. Symbol-Antelope or Deer. The word Mriga represents forests, gardens, a search, a seeking to find, to roam about in the forests and a hunter, to seek, to blaze the trail, a guide and preceptor. An erotic affair, beauty of the countenance with particular emphasis on the radiant luster of the face, because of Chandra. To seek as the primary characteristic of the star, to discover hidden treasures after the churning of the Sea, the Samudra Manthan of the Hindu Mythology, the mother, motherly conduct that is to say maternal instincts, self-sacrifice without hope of requital etc. Chandra is the lord of the mind, so all mental attitude, good or bad, sympathies and antipathies, patience and impatience, the fidgetiness and placidity, imagination, the gift of poetry, purity, sweetness and light, physical and mental aspects, all these come within this star. Shukra and Chandra both are female grahas (planets) with difference that while Chandra is the Lord of motherhood, maternal instincts and all that, Shukra is the lord of feminine beauty, the structure of feminine form, the physical excellence of women and all that. In the former there is elegance and dignity of the feminine while in the latter, the physical beauty and the lure of feminine form, which leads a male captive, dominates. Chandra is the lord of marine products and of medicines; that it was from the sea that Chandra rose. And it is to Chandra that the influences and causalities have to be traced.

Those born in the Mrigashira star are truthful, handsome, enjoy wealth and prosperity, pure in heart, bright, sage-like and fickle minded. They are interested in learning, obedient, always loving teachers, friendly with the king and respected by kings. They are enthusiastic, feared, rich, lovable, knowledgeable in architecture, kingly and good at administration. They are pleasant spoken, intelligent and affectionate to their mother. They are quick and arrogant and they hate others.

 

 

6. Arudra nakshatra

Arudra nakshatra (Betelgeuse) In Mithuna from 6:40 to 20:00. The presiding deity the Rudra, the wielder of the trident. Symbol- a teardrop. The ruling planet is Rahu. When Surya enters Arudra the earth is said to be starting its menstrual course that is Ambobachi. Arudra means wet or surcharged with water, that is fat. Because the earth is running her menstrual course there are teardrops falling one after another. From Rudra comes all suffering, persecutions and oppressions, anger, ferocity of countenance or hideousness of noise. Rudra is another name of Siva, the Five Faced (Panchanana). In knowledge, asceticism, renunciation, as also in enjoyment, he is the supreme consummation of all desires. He is a blue-throated one, the wielder of the most tremendous powers, what could not be attempted far less achieved by other Gods, when the churned Ocean at the time of Samudra Manthan exhaled poison Siva achieved quite simply by holding the exhalation in his throat. On one side he is the symbol of the most perfect placidity and serenity, on the other hand he is the symbol of all that is terrible. He holds the great serpent on his head and on his forehead crescent Chandra with his sweet-soft light. He is at the same time the most peaceful and also the most terrible. And in all these are to be traced the intrinsic characteristics of Arudra. Superficially, on the surface of it, Arudra stands for suffering, hardness, cruelty, murder, prison, theft, adultery etc. The root characteristic is oppression-in order to purify. All male kidney trouble and connected urethral disease comes within the jurisdiction of Arudra; so also uterine diseases of the female. It represents the skull of Kalapurusha with hair on it.
Those born in the Ardra star are soft, stable minded, strong, earning by sacrifice, afflicted by sickness, fear and angry. They suffer due to hunger, hard bodied, lovable, forget the help rendered by others, experts in trade and commerce, cruel, having many relatives, ill advisers and hate all. Those born in Ardra are with pride, of lower levels and do jobs, which are forbidden. They are bereft of money and corns. Such people are poets, little learned, long lived, and little interested in things.

7. Punarvasu nakshatra

Punarvasu nakshatra (Geminorium) Spread from 20:00 degrees Mithuna up to 3:20 Karkata. Presiding deity Aditi, the ruling planet is Jupiter. Symbol-Quiver (receptacle for arrows).

This is the birth nakshatra of Lord Rama. The word Punarvasu is derived from Puna+ Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration or repetition. The 12 Adityas were born of Kasyapa in the womb of Aditi. The 12 Vasus are Indra, Vishnu, Vaga, Twasta, Barun, Aryama, Pusa, Mitra, Agni, Parjyanya, Vivaswan and Dinakar. The mother Aditi of whom the Gods are born is the repository of everything good-truth, generosity, magnanimity, purity, aristocracy, beauty and renown. It follows that this star is the cause for these virtues. To start afresh after having once broken off, to start a new life, to come back from a distant land-all. Punarvasu signifies these. It stands for freedom from restriction and limitation, and boundless space. The Gods, the children of Aditi, are basically and essentially are different from children of Diti, who are demons. The demons never had a taste of divine nectar and therefore miss the knowledge of fundamentals, fundamentals of creation and mystery. They were engrossed with or deeply emerged in enjoyment of the externals, the materialistic aspect of the universe. Gold and sex were the two immediate pursuits, which made them extroverts. The Gods however, could rip into the deeper texture of thins, they had tasted the divine nectar and become partners in supreme divine bliss and Punarvasu represents all these.

Those born in the star Punarvasu are endowed with children, have good qualities, wealthy and they indulge in bringing difference of opinion among friends. They speak very clearly and are secretive in their dealings. They are learned in the sciences and interested in personal decoration with gems and gold ornaments. They are givers and famous. They are religious, attractive, carry out works of other women. They are tolerant, satisfied with small things and fast movers. They collect a good circle of friends, daily eat good food, sacrifices and worship lord Vishnu. They are peaceful, happy, enjoying and endowed with good progeny. Those born in the Punarvasu star are noted to be long lived, loved by wife, handsome, interested in pomp, of good heart, high in conduct, with low voice, like cereals, intelligent, thinkers, and possess fish sign on stomach.

 

 

8. Pushyami nakshatra

Pushyami nakshatra (Cancri) It is regarded as the best of the nakshatras for any auspicious undertaking. Spread from 3:20 to 16:40 Karka. Ruling planet is Saturn. The presiding deity is Brihaspati. Symbol – teat of the Cow. The word etymologically means to nourish and that again means to preserve, to protect, replenish, multiply and strengthen. Everything of the very best comes within the scope of this Star. Enjoyment of wealth and
Brihaspati is described as the great teacher of all creation from amoebae to the Gods and is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. The mystery of creation is no mystery to him. He is the eloquent preceptor, the wise minister, pontiff, head of all religious ceremonies. He takes pleasure in all worshipful ritual. And that is why the Pushya is composed of these virtues. It has been described as blossoming and flourishing. It is the mouth of Orien.
Those born in the star Pushya are wealthy, happy, respected, stable minded, endowed with good looks and are loved by women. Those born in the star Pushya are wealthy, happy, respected, stable minded, endowed with handsome body; respecting parents, following their religion, and most obedient. They command money and vehicles of novelty. They are important persons in the world, knowledgeable in the science of spells and respected by kings. They retain their stand, and are happy. They are characterized by the presence of fish symbol on the hands -and feet. They are endowed with all good qualities, short tampered, and interested in the discussion on scriptures.

9. Ashlesha nakshatra

Ashlesha nakshatra (Hydarae) Spread from 16:40’ to 30: degree Karka. Ruling planet is Mercury. Symbol-coiled up snake. According to Valmiki Ramayana, the twin brothers Lakshman and ShatrughnaIt were born in this nakshatra. is the nature of a snake to hide himself, to encircle and entwine, to creep on the chest, to embrace, and to enjoy or unite surreptitiously. All this is an attribute of Aslesha also. The cunningness of the serpent, its devious nature, the burning sensation of poison and pain along with all consequences that poison connotes are to be read in the constitution of Aslesha. The virtues and vices of the serpent are all in it. Chandra in Aslesha sicklied over with various faults in great intensity. Whoever would have his or her karmadhipati (Lord of the 10th house) or bhagyapati (Lord of the 9th house) in this star would run the risk of having all his or her principal acts in life handicapped, jeopardized or spoiled by many kinds of danger and obstruction. If the Lagna is in this star, the native would possibly be of wily disposition. Such people would like to work in secret and their words would carry the sting of poison.

Those born in the star Ashlesha are cruel, daring and angry; they probably co-habit with people of same sex and animals like cow, according to Narasimha Prayoga Parijata. They travel aimlessly, do undesirable jobs, harmful to his own and other people; they are proud and suffer on account of sex starvation. They are angry and are strong like lion; they know Brahman and dependent on others for life. They are cruel to all beings, pay fines by doing sinful acts, unstable minded, and fearful. They are always sad, serve others, short tempered, and vary bad persons. They are childish, slow in the work of their lord (nidhana-drohi), wide eyed, endowed with fish sign in eyes, develop enmity with his own people, highly stingy and stubborn.

 

10. Magha nakshatra

Magha nakshatra (Regulas or Leonis) Spread from 0 degree to 13:20’ Simha. The ruling planet is Ketu, the deity is ‘Pitrigan’. Symbol – The royal Court with a royal throne. Attributes – The virtues and vices of the father’s family, wealth, glory, beauty, strength and prowess, lustre and effulgence, superior qualities, sharpness of intellect, nobility, prestige, replenishment, and increase, wisdom, brilliance, capacity and willingness to donate, ancestors on the paternal side-all these are effected by Magha. In Magha Ravi is like an emperor, confident and self-assured. If happy and pleased, he is in a mood to make any benediction or gift. Magha stands for noble impulses and incentives, the gift of Magha must always be a noble one. Magha has been described as glorious one. Anthropomorphically it is the nose of Kalpurusha.
Those born in the star Magha are reserved, highly sexy, endowed with comforts and have wives who are also reserved. Knowledgeable, pure and sacrifice things. Those born in the Makha star are cruel, respect their fathers, sharp in reacting with others, non-sinners and destroy their enemies. They are harsh-spoken, hefty bodied, angry, transact with teachers and kings, interested in the advise of Devaguru and are bright. They tread the religious path and endowed with pleasant qualities; enjoyers and truthful. They are served by many servants, conduct big operations and are leaders of a big army. They are learned, long lived, earn good money, obedient and help their relatives. They have bloodshot eye and possess fish sign on the chest.

11. Poorva Phalguni nakshatra

Poorva Phalguni nakshatra (Leonis) Spread from 13:20’ to 26:40’ Simha. Ruling planet is Venus, deity “Shivalinga”, Symbol-Swinging hammock. It is also called the Bhagadaivata Star. All the six majesties, pleasures and prosperities, love, enjoyment and sensual delights are caused by this Nakshatra. The origin of creation, it announces creation and development. The closure of it means destruction. The individual who in personal life succeeds in mastering the six impulses, that is the impulse of creativity, which masters also death. Therefore, on the one hand this star symbolizes the joy of creation and enjoyment, and on the other hand signifies desirelessness and asceticism. It is the gateway to creation, the basic seed of it, but on the other hand it aims at renunciation, dissolution, and a merger in ‘Brahma’. Fame and renown are the special feature of this star. Poorva Phalguni and Uttara Phalguni are symbol of good fortune and luck. It is the birth star of Guru. Anthropomorphically it is the upper lip of Kalapurusha.

Those born in this nakshatra are experts in love making, strong and handsome but extremely fearful. They help others, and carry out works, which cannot be done by others. They are angry, frauds, cruel and candid. They are bright, wealthy, givers, and experts in music and dance. They are wise and are in the service of kings. They are long lived and beget few children. They are learned, reserved, love women, enjoyers, prominent amongst the learned, handsome, love their brothers, endowed with soft hands and feet, born of Rajamsha, endowed with attractive eyes, idle and possess kingly signs.

 

12. Uttara Phalguni nakshatra

Uttara Phalguni nakshatra (Lionis) Spread from 26:40 Simha to 10: degree Kanya. The ruling planet is Sun, deity is Aryaman, symbol is a bed. Poorva Phalguni and Uttar Phalguni are pair together. Its attributes are much the same as those of Poorva Phalguni. The only difference is that generosity, kindness, patronage and an eagerness to help and succor the distress, to help friends and intimates and those who seek help are more pronounced in this star.
Those born in the Uttara Phalguni are wealthy; know the science of weapons, impotent, respectful and endowed with attractive eyes. They are fixed to the sciences and stingy in expending money. They are givers, kind hearted, happy and endowed with good qualities, famous, kingly, daring and extremely soft personalities. They win over their enemies, loved by women, experts in arts, truthful, and learned. They are obedient, religious, loved by people, stable and bright. They are fearful but good warmers.

13. Hasta nakshatra

Hasta nakshatra (Corvi) Spread from 10: to 23:20’ Kanya. Deity Surya, ruling planet is Moon, symbol – closed hand. The 12 names of the sun are: (1) Arun, (2) Aditya, (3) Tapan, (4) Divakar, (5) Bhaskar, (6) Bhanu, (7) Martanda, (8) Mihir, (9) Ravi, (10) Bivakar, (11) Sahasramshu and (12) Surya. All the attributes of these names etymologically connote are caused by this star. From the Surya we derive creativity and creation, and from creation we derive light, luster, and strength. Surya is the prime cause of dominion, kingship, power of immunity and the light that dispels darkness. Budha is the cause of knowledge. If placed in this star he sheds light all around. Ravi with this Nakshatra enhances the instinct of dominion and the capacity to rule over others. It brushes up human intelligence, making it more luminous and makes a man vibrant with life and light.

The symbol is a closed hand or fist. It would follow that is signifies determination and clenched resolution. To keep everybody within one’s grip, the possessive instinct follows from the nature of this star. The magician and the pick-pocket are also born under this star – variation from nobler attributes. Anthropomorphically it is the hand of Kalapurush.

Those born in the star Hasta are stable bodied, untruthful, bear excellent character and warriors. They are givers, independent, famous, interested in the worshipping of gods and pious people, and likely to get all the properties of their father. They are learned, handsome, wealthy, daring, helpful to others and all knowledgeable. They are cruel and grab others’ property. They are bad people, strong, interested in music, happy with their relatives and friends, respected by kings, respect the gods and pious, destroy their enemies, famous and posses the signs of fish.

 

14. Chitra nakshatra

Chitra nakshatra (Virginis or Spica) Spread from 23:20’ Kanya to 6:40’ Tula Rashi. The lord is Mars, Deity Viswakarma, the symbol is the gem on the serpent’s crest. Chitra is very beautiful to look at. Viswakarma, the great artist and artificer to the Gods, the lord of practical arts and applied aesthetics. The knowledge and capacity to paint, the gift of narration and well-ordered conversation. From Chitra is derived the painter, specialist in paints, the artist, the musician, the skilful surgeon, the imaginative writer, the specialist in aromatic herbs and dreamer of intricate patterns. The art of construction, the art of engraving, embroidery, frame-making and everything that constitutes an artistic complex from fine embroidery to the Tajmahal and on the other hand industrial engineering and skill and the organization of machinery and plants – everything is caused or influenced by Chitra. It is Anthropomorphically the forehead of kalapurusha.
Those born in the star Chitra are extremely fearful of low mind suffer from hunger, and troubled in mind They are weak and perverse sexed. They are troubled by their enemies, obedient, capable and wear peculiar dresses. They advance peculiar arguments. Those born in the Chitra star are experts in love making, bright, wealthy, enjoyers and learned. They are probably distorted (personalities), strong, brave, endowed with wife and children, and respect the gods and pious.

15. Swati nakshatra

Swati nakshatra (Bootis or Arcturus) Spread from 6:40’ to 20: Tula. Ruling planet is Rahu, the deity is Vayu – the Wind and because of this latter factor this causes the attributes of the Wind. Restlessness of disposition or physical restlessness, inability to stay still at any place comes from it; also fidgetiness and noise. It is self-assured and asserting. The winds (Murut) are the Lords of North-West. The 49 of them under the ‘Paban’, of all Gods he is the strongest and most obstinate. From these are derived the knowledge, the physical internal adjustments of the 5 Winds – Pan, Apan, Vyan, Udan and Saman. Also from this comes the storms and the whirl-wind, the concrete disturbance of the atmosphere, A person born under this star is good at buying and selling, his wealth and property come and go quite easily. He is an independent sort of man, always striving for more independence. Asceticism is yet another attribute of this star. Diseases of the wind are to be treated in reference to this . The Wind is the great scavenger, it sweats the dross and purifies. The winnowing of rice bears comparison to this.

Those born in the star Swati are wise, witty and learned. They are religious and pleasant minded. They are endowed with the body of kingly symbols, bright and handsome and loved by their wives. They perform religious works, truthful, experts in transactions, sexy, givers and learned. They are obedient, lovers of pious people, experts in architecture and sculpture, stingy and respect gods and brahmins. They help others, daring, long lived, large eyed, kind, famous, lovers of relatives and friends, independent, eat optimum food, and followers of their own religion.

 

16. Vishakha nakshatra

Vishakha nakshatra (Librae) Spread from 20 Tula up to 3:20’ Vrischika Rashi. The ruling planet is Jupiter, Deity is Satragni – also called Indragni, Symbol – a leaf-decked triumphal gate. Another name of this Star is Radha, a compliment to Anuradha, the birth star of Surya. From this is derived the fulfillment of action, variety of enterprise, achievement irrespective of the means employed and fearless and unscrupulous pursuit of self-interest. The only objective being to reach the end justifying it by any means fair or foul. Real friendship hardly happens. A man born under this star works at various things but hardly concentrates on any one of them. To spread about and to dissipate is another attribute of this star. The native of this star aims at success and is pleased with it when it happens, nothing else matters. Among other attributes may be mentioned obedience to religious injunctions, quickness of the uptake, and also loss and disaster from enemies , sometimes even death or lunacy.
Those born with the Moon in Vishakha nakshatra are physically impure, strong, go after others’ women, bereft of relatives and cause deference amongst friends. They are always thinking about sex, experts in the jobs of fire, brewery, ?ores and metallurgical operations and do not develop friendship with anybody. They are jealous, subtle, kind, forbidden love, of controlled senses, wealthy and stingy. They are intelligent, stable minded, good speakers, love relatives, children and friends. They are great people. They are candid and quarrelsome and addicted to prostitutes. They are witty, obedient, longlived, help many, speakers of truth, short tempered, lovers of women, possess blood-shot eyes and also fish sign on the secret parts.

17. Anuradha nakshatra

Anuradha nakshatra (Scorpionis) Spread from 3:20’ to 16”40’ Vrischika Rashi. Ruling planet is Saturn, Symbol – a leaf-decked triumphal gate. Visakha and Anuradha are complimentary to each other. From Anuradha is derived friendship, love, affection and other tender feature of a person’s character. Anuradha-native retains soft feeling about them, he keeps his friendship intact and does not forget the benefits. The Anuradha-native’s mind is always alive and receptive to all feelings and gestures of friendship and love. He is like the sentinel always a mounting guard over emotions, but lacking the hardness or toughness of the official sentinel.

Those born in the star Anuradha are interested in women, with commendable complexion of the body, bewildered, idle and weak minded. They are famous, experts in arts, and destroyers of their enemies. They are servers of king, brave, stationed in countries other than their own, handsome, and destroyers of their sins. They are truthful, respect kings, respect their mothers and are musicians. They enjoy life and go after other women. They are fit for friendship, kind hearted, of helping nature, intelligent, enjoyers and travelers.

 

18. Jyeshtha nakshatra

Jyeshtha nakshatra (Antares) Spread from 16:40’ up to 30: degree Vrischika Rashi, ruling planet is Mercury, the deity is Indra the King of the firmament. Indra is the great lord, the mighty warrior and a hero among heroes by tradition and in the plenitude of power he reigns supreme. He is the first among courtesans. When this star is unfavorable it causes sorrow and poverty. Anthropomorphically: Middle finger and Neck of Kalapurush.
Those born in the Jyeshtha star are fond of daily physical exercises, warriors, always respecting Brahmins, famous and endowed with fine qualities. They gain fame, are bright, accompany kings, affected in mind, deeply idle, well known, and speak final. They are addicted to bad jobs, capable of undergoing difficulties, unbearable, cruel, untruthful and wealthy. They are tall and endowed with few children. They are pure and intelligent. They are religious and have a good circle of friends; they are poets and wise. They are generally dark complexioned, happy, stable and much learned.

19. Moola nakshatra

Moola nakshatra (Scorpionis) Spread from 0: to 13:20’ Dhanu Rashi, the ruling planet is Ketu. Symbol – a bunch of roots tied together, deity ‘Nirithi’ or ‘Alakshmi’. It also means the ‘opposite’ or ‘reverse’. Moola is not one of the good stars which is evident from this that the deity is Alakshmi i.e. God of ill luck. Moola signifies roots, that is to say, everything of basic nature, its motion is finite and limited. It does not go beyond its narrow orbit. Old servant, peddler of seeds, physician administering herbal seed remedies – every such thing is determined from this star. The Moola native looks into scientific, literary, philosophic and other basic subjects. This star governs mortgage and mortgaged property and its horizon is not rural but urban.

Those born in the Moola star are fast walkers, soft, fickle, endowed with good qualities, harmful and untrustworthy. Those born in the Moola star route out the different parties unconcerned; otherwise they enhance the prosperity of their clan and comfort their mothers. They are sage-like, wealthy, enjoyers; helping others, comforted by women and suffer from phlegm diseases. They are also proud, serve the king; processes knowledge of finer aspects, daily enjoyers, handsome and hated by all. They are happy and have vehicles, harmful, do permanent jobs, and famous by defeating their enemies. They are religious, thieves, respectable, show affection to relatives, red complexioned, sexy, obedient, independent, bloodshot-eyed and loved by women.

 

20. Purvashadha nakshatra

Purvashadha nakshatra (Sagittari). Spread from 13:20’ up to 26”40’ Dhanu Rashi, the ruling planet is Venus, the deity is “Varuna’ (lord of the Waters), symbol a ‘hand fan’. Its attributes are extensiveness like that of the waters, concealment, protection of the dependant, firmness in danger, kindness, forgiving nature, power of endurance, will to victory, biting time for opportunities for victory, declaration of war, the courage never to submit or yield, travel by water, cold things, marine life, fish or anything concerning fish trad, bridge-making, fisherman’s occupation, the watery part of the human system, the watery diseases like Brights’ disease, kidney trouble, things that float on waters including boats, ships and other vessels, mist i.e. barges, all these things come within the purview of this star. According to some, the deity of ‘Poorbasarha’ is ‘Daksha’ the son of Prajapati. He was the father of ‘Sati’, he was the most powerful among Gods but having incurred the displeasure of Shiva he was beheaded and had a goat’s head in place of his own. From this it is possible to ascribe attributes like truth, desire and other qualities of Puru, Kuru, Pururaba and others to this star.
Those born in the star Purvashadha are thieves, proud, angry, wealthy, endowed with good qualities, always speak untruth and capable. They are drunkards, fickle, good speakers, endowed with good qualities and attractive face, obedient, lovers of cows, suffer ungrudgingly, youthful and live with respect. They help at the sight of difficulty, loved by people, and experts in almost all fields. They are slightly taller, possess subtle fingures, famous and sophisticated.

21. Uttarashadha nakshatra

Uttarashadha nakshatra (Sagigtarii). Spread from 26:40’ Dhanu to 10: of Makarathe, ruling planet is Sun. The derivatives from Uttarasarha are closely allied to those of Poorbasarha. The points of difference are as follows. Poorbasarha spreads out, it is concerned with extensiveness. Uttarasarha is introspective and penetrative and is concerned with intensiveness, the results of the latter being more permanent than the former (Poorbasarha). The deity who preserves this world and makes for its welfare is called ‘ganadevata’. There are ten ganadevatas Basu, Satya, Kratu, Daksha, Kala, Kama, Dhriti, Kuru, Pururaba, Madraba. (according to some the ruling deity is Vishwadevatas). All their attributes are in this star. The warrior, the wrestler, the painter, the artist, the magician, the well-dressed man, the happy and successful men are influenced by this star. A special characteristic of it is that it causes a person to be admired and socially applauded. Another characteristic of it is is that under the influence of this star the native falls in love with an unmarried girl. Vishma of the Mahabharata was one of the 8 Basus; so under this star one possesses self-control, restraint, endurance and firm character. There are special rituals for the worship of ganadevatas, which are more or less of specialized nature. The juice of Soma plant plays a part in ‘yagna’ and worship.

Those born in the star Uttarashadha are born with Brahmamsha, cause difference of opinion between friends, do physical exercises, loved by people, enjoyers and travel a lot. They are givers, successful, obtain enjoyment from wife and happy. They recollect the help rendered by others, religious, obedient and endowed with may children. They are independent, handsome and wealthy. Loved by their relatives they are great givers. They are all knowledgeable, pure, endowed with good qualities, entertain guests, witty, kind hearted, furnished of grand qualities, brave, endowed with long nose and fish signs on private parts.

 

22. Shravana nakshatra

Shravana nakshatra (Aquarii). Spread after 10: degree up to 23:20’ in Makara, the ruling planet is Moon, symbol 3 footprints, deity Hari who takes all forms of Brahma, Vishnu, Siva, etc. It is the birth star of Saraswati. From this is derived light-rays, lion, beasts, horse etc. “Hari” means “to take away”. From Sravana is derived the art of hearing and education and audible education. As the birth star of Saraswati it signifies and bestows scholarship, educational proficiency, respect for the shastras, knowledge etc. The eminent men in the field of education and knowledge, the man who is listened to by others with respect is influenced by this star. It causes also disease of the urethral channel.
Those born in the Shravana star are experts in music, dance and drama, truthful and stable minded; they enjoy hearing scriptures. They are endowed with many children and friends, respect pious people, win over their enemies, large-hearted, knowledgeable, brave, learned, wealthy, experts in arts, religious, famous, givers, recollect the help rendered by others, accompanied by relatives, and pure in heart. They are interested in scents and flowers, hefty bodied, go after other women, handsome, large-hearted, support many relatives and loved by all. They are good speakers, enjoy life, wise, possess signs of fish on private parts.

23. Dhanishtha nakshatra

Dhanishtha nakshatra (Capricorni or Delphini). Spread from after 23:20 in Makara up to 6:40’ in Kumbha, the ruling planet is Mars. Ruling deity is Asthavasu derives from Ganga. The virtues of these gods are associated with this star. Persons born under this star are hostile to women, ecause they lack adequate sex power. If Shani is the lord of the 7th house and also in this star- any other Graha in the 7th house and associated with this star will also do-the native will be sexually weak. It has to be noted that Shani himself is eunuch. The native of the Star seldom marries or marriage is difficult for him, if married conjugal relation is seldom happy. Anthropomorphically is the back of Kalapurush.

Those born in the star Dhanishtha are difficult to win, bereft of sadness, good eaters, and very famous. They serve the elders and always protect others. They are religious, endowed with many good qualities, wealthy, kind hearted, and having good establishment. They are sad, cruel, suffer from diseases like tuberculosis, and are stubborn. They are after other women, daring, and loved by women. They worship the gods and elders, good givers and wealthy. They are interested in music, respected by relatives, decorated by jewelry and rule many people. They are bright, joyful, cruel, hate brahmins, hot constitutional, stingy and possess long feet. They speak much and show pride in undertaking many works.

 

24. Shatabhistha nakshatra

Shatabhistha nakshatra (Aquarii) Spread from after 6:40 up to 20: in Kumbha, the ruling planet is Rahu and the ruling deity is Varuna. Symbol a circle.
The Ocean, rivers, lakes etc. are derived from this star and it signifies aquatic marine life. It concerns boats, concealment, the veil, and to hide beneath the veil, covering, armor, places to hide things, failures, no-easy success, sorrow, death, restrain, idleness, peevishness, cynicism and a mania for excessive cleanliness.
Diseases indicated by this star are dropsy, rheumatism and heart disease.
Those born in the star Shatabhistha are endowed with many children, angry, daring, extreme and unbearable; they are most selfish and gamblers. They are of questionable character and experts in magic. They are stubborn, stable minded, specially knowledgeable, brave, cruel, eat little, stingy, wealthy, servers and go after other women. They live in foreign lands and most sexy. They are respected by the world, plenty minded, their enemies, longlived and are witty. They are good in various transactions, astrologers, suffer from various diseases, and are endowed with some knowledge.

25. Purvabhadra nakshatra

Purvabhadra nakshatra (Pegasi). Spread from after 20: in Kumbha up to 3:20’ in Meena, the ruling planet is Jupiter, deity Ajopada (Rudra). Symbol double-faced man. It causes burns, punishes by fire, to cause pain, to burn things to ashes, to use words that burn, conduct that blisters, to use harsh words, evil disposition, cruelty, greediness, restlessness, feeling of despair and unsatisfied ambition, to burn by slow degrees, sudden excess of anger etc. Anthropomorphically: the side of the body of Kalapurush.
Those born in the Purvabhadra star are worshipful of gods and teachers, of righteous conduct and of broad minded. They are respectable and above controversies. They are having control over their senses, experts in all kinds of jobs, endowed with good chest; they are at home with the learned, determined, won over by women, stubborn, despise others, irreligious, brave, givers, enjoyers, soft spoken , handsome, and loving their relatives. They are speakers, endowed with children, sleep excess, possess long tongue, suffer from the diseases of ears, obedient, helping nature, tall and possess symbols of fish and til on the private parts.

 

26. Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra

Uttarabhadrapada nakshatra (Andromedae). Spread from after 3:20′ up to 16:40 in Meen, the ruling planet is Saturn, deity Ahirbudhyana. The Star is adorned with serpent-like symbol. It looks like rice, its properties and attributes are like those of Adra, some attributes of Purvabhadrapada also are found. Purvabhadrapada shows signs of contrition and atonement while Uttarbhadrapada shows restrain. From this are to be calculated long distance journeys, renunciation of worldly possessions and mendicancy etc. On the other hand knowledge, learning, good counsel, personality also come within the purview of this star.

Anthropomorphically: the sole of the feet of Kalapurush.
Those born in the Uttarabhadra star suffer from fluctuation of funds, wise and surrounded by many people. They are affected by the imbalance of bile and always idle. They are prominent amongst their clan, wear jewels, always do constructive jobs, obtain wealth and corns and they are givers. They are endowed with children, religious, winners of their enemies, happy, determined, sexy, learned, great sacrifices, respected in all circles, suffer from various diseases, brave, wise, idle, fickle, possess the signs of fish and til on their private parts and loved by their relatives, They are just and they earn by righteous means.

 

27. Revati nakshatra

Revati nakshatra (Piscium). Spread from after 16:40′ up to 30 degree in Meena Rashi, the ruling planet is Mercury. Deity Pusan. Pusan is the keeper of Cows of the Gods, causes Cow keeping and animal husbandry, protection and nourishing of dependants, foster-father etc. Pusa means the cherishing of protected people, nourishment, excellence, increase etc., material enjoyment, wealth, prosperity, superfluity, fatness-these are the attributes of Revati. Another attribute is that the native of this star advances by leaps and bounds, that it is to say by fits and starts. Birth star of Shani. Anthropomorphically: cavity of the abdomen, groins of Kalapurusha.

Those born in the star Revati practice irreligious things, candid, handsome, talk angrily and quick. They are independent in pursuing any jobs. They are endowed with good qualities, have control over their senses, always thinking about their home, wise, handsome, wealthy, enjoy life, learned, fickle, earn good money, sexy, brave, givers, lose women, pure in mind, intelligent, endowed with well proportioned body, capable, hefty bodied, bright, help others and move in foreign lands.

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