This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

Aśvinī Nakṣatra spans from 0° – 13°20’ Aries and has four pada also called charana each measuring 3°20’.
1st Pada: 0° – 3°20’ Aries Rasi Aries Navamsa
2nd Pada: 3°20’ – 6°40’ Aries Rasi Taurus Navamsa
3rd Pada: 6°40’ – 10° Aries Rasi Gemini Navamsa
3rd Pada: 10° – 13°20’ Aries Rasi Cancer Navamsa

Results of different planets in Aśvinī Nakṣatra is given below. These results give an idea of how these planets behave and in order to understand then, consider the placement of the planet in rasi and navamsa.

1.01 The Sun (Surya)

If the aspect of Mars (Maṅgala) is on the Sun (Sūrya), the nature of the native is cruel. His eyes are large and bloody. The aspect of Mercury (Budha) on the Sun (Sūrya) indicates that the native will lead his life peacefully.  He possesses an admirable personality. If the aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) is on the Sun (Sūrya), the native enjoys the life of a politician. The aspect of Venus (Śukra) on the Sun (Sūrya) indicates the native will indulge in all the luxuries in life. The aspect of Saturn on the Sun deprives the native of necessities in life and makes him underprivileged.

Sun in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

If the Sun (Sūrya) is in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa) the native is said to possess a long life. He is soft spoken; enjoys life with his children and pleasures but suffers from many diseases.

Sun in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

If the Sun (Sūrya) is in the second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa), of Aśvinī, it is not a favourable position for the native. He suffers from multitude of problems until the age of 8. The Sun in Aśvinī Nakṣatra generally grants good results but if the Sun (Sūrya) is in the second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa) the benign effects of placement in this Nakshatra are negated. The native might suffer the consequences of black magic. He might also suffer from a curse, the source of which will be unknown. It indicates downfall from status etc. It is observed that even in a generally prosperous life certain unexpected events begin to occur, due to such a placement of the Sun. This position is unfortunate, as the native might have to beg for a living. This placement might make the native leave his home or native country. Similar results are obtained with Moon in the second pada of this Nakshatra. One obtains excellent results with the aspect of Mars (Maṅgala).

Sun in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

If the Sun (Sūrya) is in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa) the native is wealthy and prosperous but his life has much mental or physical suffering. He suffers from health problems due to this placement of the Sun and often becomes violent and hardhearted.

Sun in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

If the Sun is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa) the native is respected, intelligent, prosperous and a leader. Immense popularity is indicated with this placement of the Sun. He is spiritual and has an unsullied mind with pristine thoughts. He is dutiful and completes all tasks successfully displaying excellence in all work. This placement indicates residence outside one’s native country. Change of fortune in old age is indicated. If the Sun (Sūrya) is in the 10th or 11th degree of Aśvinī Nakṣatra then its results are fabulous.

1.02 The Moon (Chandra)

Aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) on the Moon (Chandra) indicates that the native is compassionate but maybe harsh in his speech. If the aspect of Mars (Maṅgala) is on the Moon (Chandra) then he does something very innovative or special for the benefit of society. The aspect of Mercury (Budha) on the Moon (Chandra) indicates that the native is blessed with all material and physical pleasures such as money, popularity, etc. The aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) makes one an intellectual. The native is keen to share his knowledge with others.  If the aspect of Venus (Śūkra) is on the Moon (Chandra), the native becomes wealthy and co-habits with women from the higher strata of society. If the aspect of Saturn (Śani) is on the Moon (Chandra), his physical health is poor. The native will be callous and brusque with his relatives. Such a position of the Moon indicates lack of progeny.

Moon in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

If the Moon (Chandra) is in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa) the native is captivating and possesses a personality worth emulating. The native is highly principled and maybe an advisor to people in position of authority and power. Such a placement of the Moon indicates someone working in the area of administration. The lagna and Moon placed together in the 1st pada of this nakshatra, with the aspect of Jupiter on the pada, indicates longevity of more than 82 years. Moon in the first pada of the nakshatra indicates suffering due to blood and eyes related diseases. The native is an efficient worker but may not receive due recognition from co-workers and subordinates. Aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) on the Moon (Chandra) indicates a person who commands a high position in society. Such a person is in a high-ranking position and a leader of thousands of people.

Moon in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

If the Moon (Chandra) is in the second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa) the native is tall in stature. He is clever but addicted to intoxicants and fond of spicy food. He suffers on account of women. The native may live in poverty or deprivation for some part of his life. Remedial measures can alter the above situation. The native is highly ambitious and miserly. If Mars (Maṅgala) or Rāhu have a mutual aspect with Moon (Chandra) the wife of the native leaves him at an early age; roughly at the age of 30. If the aspect of Venus (Śūkra) is on the Moon (Chandra) then he is fortunate and he lives with his children. The native will be envious of others’ success and prosperity if the aspect of Saturn (Śani) is on the Moon (Chandra). The native will have face suffering and sorrow in his life.

Moon in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

If the Moon (Chandra) is in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa), the native’s field of education is related to the sciences.  He may become a religious preceptor or priest.  Work keeps him occupied. He is a well-wisher of those who seek him out for advice.  The native is a supportive and trustworthy comrade.  If the aspect of Mars (Maṅgala) is on the Moon (Chandra) then he suffers due to diseases related to the skin, tooth or ear.

Moon in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

If the Moon (Chandra) is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa) the native is highly educated and wise.  If the Sun (Sūrya) is not in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa), with the Moon (Chandra) this position is favourable. He is proficient in multiple branches of science and technical education. The native is highly educated by virtue of his hard work and abilities. He is extremely dedicated to his work.  If the Moon (Chandra) is in the last ansh (aṁśa) of Aśvinī Nakṣatra, the native becomes a physician, engineer or a high-ranking official in the government.

1.03 Mars (Maṅgala)

If the aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) is on Mars (Maṅgala) the native respects his parents, is modest and wise.  If the aspect of Mars (Maṅgala) is on the Moon (Chandra), he is guilty of extra-marital relationships. The native is callous, antagonistic towards people in general, and deceptive by nature. If the aspect of Mercury (Budha) is on the Moon (Chandra), he is bombastic, proud and lives with women of a questionable character. If the aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) is on the Moon (Chandra), he is the head of his family.  This aspect blesses the native with wealth and unique privileges. The native is deprived of healthy food and prosperity if the aspect of Venus (Śūkra) is on the Moon (Chandra). He is ostracized by society and his family due to his association with and ill-treatment of women. He may become a competent social worker.  If the aspect of Saturn (Śani) is on Mars (Maṅgala), the native is deprived of parental love and is separate from his family.

Mars in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

If Mars (Maṅgala) is in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa) the native is short in stature. The native achieves success and pre-eminence in his business and career.  He is respected and reputed in the society. The native is fortunate in health-related matters. He obtains advanced degrees in the area of science and mathematics. He may also succeed in the army or any team related activity, if he chooses to take it up.

Mars in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

If Mars (Maṅgala) is in the second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa) the native is indigent. He is bereft of progeny but attempts to be blessed at least with 1 child. Such a native normally has one or two love interests in the course of his lifetime.  He might be vengeful. He suffers from fear of fire and water. He might meet with unexpected accidents or illness. The native might have a mole or distinguishing mark on this face.

Mars in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

If Mars (Maṅgala) is in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa) the person becomes a businessman. He might live far away from his native place of birth and this would prove to be beneficial for the native. If the aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) is on Mars (Maṅgala), the native leads a healthy life with prosperity and a stable marriage. Aspect of Sun, especially from its sign of debility, on Mars causes lowly qualities and crudeness.  If the aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) or other benefics is on Mars (Maṅgala) the mother of the native dies during the native’s childhood. The native indiscriminately spends money on luxuries and indulgences.

Mars in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

If Mars (Maṅgala) is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa) the native enjoys a life filled with pleasures. This placement of Mars indicates that work will keep the native constantly occupied. Modesty is one of his virtues.  He might suffer from of blood related diseases. The native becomes an engineer if his birth is in the 11th or 13th degree of the Nakṣatra. The native is likely to have more female rather than male progeny. He inherits paternal property if Jupiter aspects this placement of Mars.

1.04 Mercury (Budha)

If the aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) is on Mercury (Budha), the native is popular amongst his relatives, is truthful and may benefit from the Government.

If the aspect of the Moon (Chandra) is on Mercury (Budha), the native is interested in music and poetry and he might earn money through modern art. He has possesses varied comforts such as vehicles, garments, ornaments and built-up property. He might have love affairs with women from the higher strata of society or who are wealthier than he is.

If the aspect of Mars (Maṅgala) is on Mercury (Budha), the native might be an influential person in the government.  If the aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) is on Mars (Maṅgala), he may belong to a highly respectable, wealthy and large family. If the aspect of Venus (Śukra) is on Mars (Maṅgala) then his conduct is above board and the native may attain popularity among the masses.  The aspect of Saturn (Śani) on Mars (Maṅgala) makes him a very competent social worker.  The downside of such a placement of Mercury is that the native may be hardhearted. He may be dragged into controversies as he starts to wield more power.

Mercury in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

If Mercury (Budha) is in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa) the native is an atheist.  He has very low standards of morality, indulges in alcohol, and partakes in illicit relationship with women. This is an unfortunate position indicating insult and humiliation due to his dishonesty. He is a difficult person to live with because of his uncooperative nature. The aspect of Moon (Chandra) makes the native characterless. The aspect of Jupiter drastically alters the results.  Such a person is highly educated, earns well and is well off. He has a philosophical bent of mind and is respected in society because of his knowledge (parāmamanovijïāna).

Mercury in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

If Mercury (Budha) is in the second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa) the native has a fulfilling life with spouse and children. Opportunities and exposure to learn several branches of knowledge present themselves to the native.  The native attains fame of magnificent proportions in his middle age (35 to 40 years.) If the Sun (Sūrya) is in the second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa), of Aśvinī Nakṣatra with Mercury (Budha), the native earns advanced educational degrees and becomes a physician or surgeon.  The native is virtuous with a liberal in outlook towards people and life in general. He maintains sanctity in his relationships.

Mercury in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

Mercury in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa), is a very fortunate position that showers the blessings of God himself. The native undertakes and completes several outstanding works. He is responsible and dutiful.  The native might have many male children. His health is an area of concern. His longevity is roughly 60 years.

Mercury in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

Mercury (Budha) in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa), is not a fortunate position. Such a person is characterless and meets with failure in all tasks undertaken. He lacks strength of mind and character. He suffers because of business losses. The aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) makes the person an author of ordinary caliber, a clerk or a moneylender.

1.05 Jupiter (Bṛhaspati)

The aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) on the Sun (Sūrya) makes the native righteous and averse to any illegal transactions or dealings. Such a person has high faith in religion and in general, treats people with respect and dignity. The aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) on the Moon (Caraṇa), makes one famous worldwide and he enjoys immense popularity. In the negative, he might be considered rude in his behavior and guilty of underhand dealings (such as accepting a bribe) from political/government bodies. He is capable of quelling pride in others, with the aspect of Mars (Maṅgala). The aspect of Mercury (Budha) makes him rebellious, rude and short tempered.  The aspect of Venus (Śukra) makes the native a businessmen dealing in scented products for women and fond of youthful company. He is deprived of pleasure, wealth and family and subject to severe hard work due to such an aspect.

Jupiter in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa), makes the native highly educated and religious. The native is knowledgeable in the areas of philosophy, spirituality and the scriptures. The native is blessed with a pleasing and appealing voice. Such a position confers charisma making the native the centre of attention. He attains popularity and prosperity after the age of 35 years.  The native becomes very wealthy due to support from friends and his paramour. He rises from insignificant or humble beginnings to a position of authority. This position might also indicate a poor financial condition and fear of debt.

Jupiter in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

If Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) is in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa) the native is intelligent, well educated, popular and wealthy.

Jupiter in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

If Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa) the native is fortunate and enjoys all pleasures of life. He has self-earned wealth and has many people working under him. He is a responsible and caring father. He is dutiful and an engaging speaker. He earns money through an existing or inherited business (career of parent etc.)

1.06 Venus (Śukra)

If the aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) is on Venus (Śukra), the native obtains many benefits from the government. Incompatibility with spouse is indicated and married life might be marred by arguments. The aspect of Moon bestows a political post. He may be of a lowly character, associating with women of disrepute. The aspect of Mars makes him poor and he is deprived of any benefits from his family.  The aspect of Mercury may lead to a speech affliction or he may become a liar. This position also confers a long life on the native. History may be an area of interest and he may attain popularity in writing, especially in during old age.

Venus in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

Venus (Śukra) in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa), bestows on the native a sound physical body and friendly nature.

Venus in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

If Venus (Śukra) is in the second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa) the person loves his family and friends. He is financially well off with sound sources of income. The above benefits are conferred on him during old age. He becomes an author, painter and lover of art.  If the native is provided opportunities for a stable education, he might succeed as an engineer, mediator, or negotiator

Venus in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

If Venus (Śukra) is in the third pada (tṛtīya Caraṇa) the native is intelligent and wise. He treats people with respect. He might become a doctor, politician or artisan of high and unique abilities and repute. He might suffer from some disease. The aspect of benefic planets indicates the native is loved by many people and will be religious.

Venus in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

If Venus (Śukra) is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa) the native is desirous of money. He speaks fluently, is an effective speaker and writer.  He is a actor, singer or instrumentalist of high caliber. If the Sun (Sūrya) is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa), with Venus (Śukra), his married life might be the cause of his unhappiness.  Either such a person marries at a young age or the marriage is sudden and takes place under dramatic conditions.

1.07 Saturn (Śani)

If the aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) is on Saturn (Śani) the native’s livelihood is related to animals. His business is connected to products such as dairy or leather. The native generally performs good Karma in his life. With the malefic aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) paternal happiness may be short lived. The aspect of Moon (Chandra) might lead him to be influenced by people of ill repute. native might be of a cruel nature and he will either be poor or live frugally. The aspect of Mars (Maṅgala) might make the native indulge in gossip. The native might be corrupt and disinclined to help others.  If the aspect of Mercury (Budha) is on Saturn (Śani), the native earns money through illegal means. The aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati) bestows on the native a high-ranking administrative post. The native possesses enormous wealth and leads a fulfilling life with a good-natured wife and virtuous children. The will reside abroad with the aspect of Venus (Śukra). He leaves a lasting impression or mark on all people – friends and foes alike. Women love him and his spends his money indiscriminately on them.

Saturn in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

If Saturn (Śani) is in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa) the native is poor during his childhood.  He is happy (with kālāntara), although slow and lethargic besides having poor intelligence (does stupid things)

Saturn in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

Saturn (Śani) in second pada (Dvitīya Caraṇa), makes the native dark complexioned. He has curly hair and a large skull. He might suffer from health-related problems. The native is intelligent and earns well but may not be prudent and enterprising in financial matters. He may be violent and rude in his behavior. He may associate with undesirable people and engage in anti-social activities until his middle age.

Saturn in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

Saturn (Śani) in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa), bestows sound business sense on the native. He is a fond of travelling. By nature, he is very helpful and takes care of people working under his supervision. People fondly remember him for his noble work. The native is highly ambitious and might have the predominance of Agni in his body.

Saturn in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

If Saturn (Śani) is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa) the native lives a fulfilling life enjoying all the pleasures. The native is religious but his work will not be above board and might engage in bad Karma.  He earns money from agriculture if the aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) is on Saturn (Śani).

The person is a great warrior and has great endurance and power. He is truthful by nature if Saturn is in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa). He may suffer from Gulmaroga, Apacana and Vāyuvikāra.  If the aspect of the Sun (Sūrya) is on Rāhu, the native is efficient and responsible in all work he undertakes.  Such a position of Saturn makes the native fortunate as friends provide him timely help.

1.08 Rāhu

Rāhu in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

Rāhu in the first pada (Prathama Caraṇa), makes the native intelligent. Such a position of Rāhu makes the native healthy. The native is devoted to his father, if Rāhu is in the first pada. Parents constantly support the native. native with such a position might have a prominent mark or mole on his face. The aspect of Rāhu on a malefic planet might make the native prone to accidents but it will not be life threatening.

Rāhu in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

Rāhu in the second pada makes the native religious. He travels abroad. He might depend on others throughout his life. He suffers fluctuations in his fortune and might be fickle minded and inconsistent. He might suffer from diseases related to the brain, at the time of his death.

Rāhu in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

Rāhu in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa), is an unfortunate position, materially, for the native. He is devoid of wealth and marital bliss. He lacks desires, is filled only with thoughts about God and becomes a saint.  In the negative, he steals other’s wealth. With the aspect of Jupiter (Bṛhaspati), the native has large hidden wealth. This position makes him cruel. He may be a moneylender or a smuggler and he is happy leading a life engaging in these vocations. He is Jalavivijïānī or knowledgeable about instruments.

Rāhu in Aśvinī Pada-4 |10° – 13°20’ Aries

Rāhu in the fourth pada (Caturtha Caraṇa), gives mixed results.

1.09 Ketu

Ketu in Aśvinī Pada-1 |0°-3°20’ Aries

Ketu in the first pada makes a person highly educated and popular. He earns his livelihood through work related to building and construction and it might be that of a technical engineer or any technical business.

Ketu in Aśvinī Pada-2 |3° 20’ – 6°40’ Aries

Ketu in the second pada makes the native poor but he benefits due to his public relations skills or due to work related to people or masses such as social work.

Ketu in Aśvinī Pada-3 |6° 40’ – 10° Aries

Ketu in the third pada (Tṛtīya Caraṇa), makes the native associate or live with people from the lower strata. Such a position deprives the native of children. The native commands respect in society and is of a helpful nature.

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

Kṛttikā nakṣatra extends from 26°40’ Aries to 10° Taurus and has four pada indicating the four ayana of life.

No. Position Navāṁśa Tattva Ayana D1 Lord D9 Lord
Pada 1 Ar 26°40’ – Ar 30°00’ Sagittarius Agni Dharma Mars Jupiter
Pada 2 Ta 0°00’ – Ta 3°20’ Capricorn Pṛthvi Artha Venus Saturn
Pada 3 Ta 3°20’ – Ta 6°40’ Aquarius Vāyu Kāma Venus Saturn
Pada 4 Ta 6°40’ – Ta 10°00’ Pisces Jala Mokṣa Venus Jupiter

Sun

Planetary Relationship with the Sun in Kṛttikā nakṣatra:

  • Mars: the native is capable of removing every impediment. He has good earnings due to his enterprise and courage.
  • Mercury: the native has interest in music and arts and is very talented. He has a decent personality and is very likeable.
  • Jupiter: among his family he is the best. He is very good in political strategy and leadership which can lead him to being a minister or topmost adviser. He has ample wealth and financial resources to fulfill all desires.
  • Venus: the native has very attractive and beautiful eyes. The beautiful, well-formed body becomes the topic of discussion making him a celebrity.
  • Saturn: both the health and wealth of the native are poor. Due to fights and internal strife within the family, his home life becomes intolerable and gradually the entire life becomes meaningless as everything (including work, business etc.) collapses.

Pada-1
If the Sun is in the first pada and has the association of any benefic planet then the native has a normal life. His wealth gradually improves and he becomes wealthy. He is blessed with many children. Without aspects or the aspect of malefic planets can drastically change the situation making him poor and underprivileged. He takes to learning vedic astrology, palmistry or other secret knowledge but his partial learning (bookish knowledge without a guru) is not helpful. His eyesight weakens with time but he is blessed with excellent appetite and is very fond of food. His life can take a drastic turn due to some hazard like fire accident or electricity etc.

Pada-2
If the sun is in the second pada the native has a very long life. He is blessed with children, grandchildren and may even live to see great-grandchildren. Prosperity and fame come as age advances. The native has a sharp brain and is intelligent. He becomes the follower of some sadhu (saint) and gets spiritual knowledge and insight. The native is fond of music, art and drama. If the native gets proper education in childhood then he can become a skin specialist (doctor, healer, massage therapist etc.) or a chemist.

Pada-3
The sun in the third pada indicates a person who lives life as a petitioner or a beggar. He suffers from unnatural or incurable diseases. If other negative combinations are present then this adds to the danger of bālāriṣṭa (premature death). The native earns money through businesses like makeup artist, hair dressing, barber or anything to do with leather like cobbler or business involving leather products. With malefic planetary influences, even professions like prostitution can become the vocation and danger of sexually transmitted diseases or death due to the same can happen.

Pada-4
If the sun is in the fourth pada of Kṛttikā nakṣatra, the native lives a normal life and belongs to the lower class. The native serves others. If malefic planets influence the sun, the native can be unfaithful or even a murderer. His mind has cruel thoughts and he causes great hurt to his wife and children. He wastes money and time indulging in alcohol (drugs etc.), gambling and suffers from water-related (circulation or water-borne) diseases.

Illustrations

Thakur Natwar Singh

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The fourth son of Thakur Govind Singh of Deeg and his wife Thakurani Prayag Kaur, Singh was born in the princely state of Bharatpur to an aristocratic Jat family related to the ruling dynasty of Bharatpur. He attended Mayo College and Scindia School, Gwalior, both traditionally for Indian princely clans and nobles, and took an undergraduate degree at St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He subsequently studied at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge University and was a visiting scholar for a period at Peking University in China. The Sun is in the second pada of Krttika naksatra which is considered the most fortunate of all the four pada. Given the right education the native will make a mark for himself in life.
The Sun is conjoined lagnesa Mercury and Jupiter in the ninth house enhancing the result “sharp brain and is intelligent”. Read the impact of Jupiter on the Sun in Krittika. Singh joined the Indian Foreign Service (IFS) in 1953 [Sun dasa Jupiter antara] and served for 31 years. In 1984 [Rahu dasa Mercury antara], after resigning from the Indian Foreign Service, Singh joined the Congress party and was elected to the 8th Lok Sabha from Bharatpur constituency in Rajasthan.In 1985 [Rahu dasa Mercury antara] he became the Minister for Steel and Coal and in 1986 [Rahu dasa Venus antara] he became the minister for External Affairs. Venus has parivartana rajayoga with Jupiter that influences the Sun in Krittika nakshatra. His fortunes nosedived in the last part of the Rahu dasa, Sun antara to the end in 1991, as Rahu has a malefic aspect on the Sun.
He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Rajasthan in 2002 [Jup dasa Ven antara]. The Congress party came back to power in 2004 [Jup dasa Moon antara], and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh appointed Natwar Singh the Minister for External affairs (23 May 2004). However Mars is a very malefic planet in this chart being in debility in the seventh bhava from arudha lagna. It has rasi drsti on the Sun which is very damaging especially as it is a debilitated malefic, and a dire malefic for Virgo lagna. On 27 Oct 2005 in Jup dasa Mars antara the “oil for food” scandal surfaced which forced him to resign and gradually he was pushed into retirement. He got into a war of words with Sonia Gandhi and in August 2014 [Sat dasa Ketu antara], Natwar Singh’s autobiography which promised to be a ‘say-it-all’, “One Life is Not Enough”, was released. Ketu also has rasi drsti on the Sun and is another malefic for Virgo lagna. I guess when a politician publishes memoirs it means retirement.
Sun in second pada promises children and grandchildren – he has a son, Jagat Singh (b. August 1968 Mars dasa Rahu antara) and a daughter, Ritu Kaur (b. November 1970 Mars dasa Saturn antardasa). He has two grandsons from his son – Hanut Singh (b. 1995) and Himmat Singh (b. 1997). Unfortunately his daughter-in-law committed suicide by jumping from the balcony of her room at the Delhi Hyatt Regency Hotel and later his daughter Ritu hanged herself in her bedroom on 9 May 2002. Atmakaraka Venus in ksaya bhava in Gandanta can bring a lot of sorrow from daughter, daughter-in-law when it is 9th lord.

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

Bharaṇī nakṣatra extends from 13°20’ – 26°40’ in Aries and has four pada indicating the four ayana of life.

No. Position Navāṁśa Tattva Ayana D1 Lord D9 Lord
Pada 1 Ar 13°20’ – Ar 16°40’ Leo Agni Dharma Mars Sun
Pada 2 Ar 16°40’- Ar 20°00’ Virgo Pṛthvi Artha Mars Mercury
Pada 3 Ar 20°00’ – Ar 23°20’ Libra Vāyu Kāma Mars Venus
Pada 4 Ar 23°20’- Ar 26°40’ Scorpio Jala Mokṣa Mars Mars

Sun

Planetary Relationship with the Sun in Bharaṇī nakṣatra:

  • Moon: the native is very kind natured and has a rare quality of always being of assistance to others. He employs many people for various activities and businesses with the objective of making their lives meaningful.
  • Mars: this association brings forth a very cruel streak invoking the god of death, Yama, the devatā of Bharaṇī nakṣatra, that gives great dexterity in the art of ‘divide and rule’ called ‘vidveṣaṇa tantra’. It gives ability of intervening with supernatural powers – black or white magic depends on lagna. His eyes are red when infused with that power, his body is strong and healthy. He is the best of political advisers and protectors of the king.
  • Jupiter: the native has a helping nature which brings prosperity, popularity and political success. He is very well educated with high qualifications and can serve well as a caring physician, a bureaucrat or senior politician. Whatever the field, wisdom is what he has with a kind soul.
  • Venus: the native has a low life, living with people of low values. He misuses his money with characterless friends in all sorts of frolicking. While this gives a great friend circle due to his loose pocket, it also shows a complete waste of time in this planet.
  • Saturn: the native is lazy, craving for unearned wealth which can make him a robber or a gambler always seeking lotteries and other fantastic schemes for making quick money. However, he will be endowed with patience and can silently wait for the opportune time.

Pada-1
If the Sun is in the first pada the person is highly educated, full of good thoughts and wise. He has interest and capability for understanding human mind with the knowledge of psychology and astrology. He is fortunate with abundant prosperity and enjoys an excellent reputation. He has an attractive personality and excellent behaviour. If there is a mark, spot or sign caused naturally or by a wound in near his eyes or on face, it is lucky and wards off other evils. He can become a specialist in medicine, law, husbandry etc. He becomes a successful businessman if the Sun is in the 15th degree (14°-15°) and a manufacturer if in the 16th (15°-16°) degree. Businesses associated with “land” like fertilizer, agricultural implements, clothes for workers, flower or fruits harvest and even hotel or buildings.

Pada-2
If the Sun is in the second pada then his upbringing has been positive and happy childhood with a good family that has a good social position. He gets great pleasure from his children and his wife. He gets unexpected wealth which can be sudden inheritance from unexpected relations or sudden business gains through political friendships and such things. He suffers from diseases of throat or private parts. Women can expect uterus problems. He profits from trade and commerce associated with all sorts of goods and water. If the Sun is in the 18th degree (17°-18°) ratija diseases (i.e. diseases from ‘skill in the art of love-making’) afflict him. If the Sun is in the 19th degree (18°-19°) then serious skin diseases are indicated.

Pada-3
If the Sun is in the third pada then the native has to struggle very much in life. Sun indicates rājabhaṇga nīca-yoga i.e. even if a king he loses kingdom and suffers penury. There will be a time when he has enormous wealth, but he all that goes into other hands primarily due to his extravagance and largesse. All planets become negative and none of the mahādaśā or antara give any respite because the primary fall is cause by the Sun, the graha-adhipati (lord of all planets). If he starts worship of the Sun either during its mahādaśā or its antara, then he can regain some of the lost wealth and position just as Savitṛi regained her husband from Yama. When the Sun has fallen (nīca-navāṁśa), of all the graha Mars becomes the most malefic. Accidents causing breakage of skull and such adverse situations can occur during the daśā of Mars in addition to business losses and debts. Income reduces to a bare trickle. A strong and positive Mars can aggravate the fall of the Sun ushering in good profit and income and increasing wealth and prosperity. Traits like aggression and impatience will be seen when Mars is very strong.

Pada-4
If the Sun in the fourth pada then the native has considerable suffering in childhood. Either his father has an untimely death or there is separation from father. Unless other planets assist the native, he lives the life of a beggar with no food and shelter. A single positive planet can protect him. If the lagna lord is not strong, his condition deteriorates drastically, yet he does not beg for a living and instead becomes totally dependent on others who are indicated by that one positive protective planet.

Illustrations

Berndt Andreas Baader

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Andreas-BaaderAndreas Baader was born as the only child of historian and archivist Dr. Berndt Phillipp Baader. His father Berndt Baader served in the German Wehrmacht, was captured on the Russian Front in 1945, and never returned. The Bharani problem of ‘missing father’ was activated early when he was barely 2 years old. Andreas was raised by his doting mother, aunt, and grandmother but that would not make up for the strictness required to discipline a boy born with Kala Sarpa Yoga having an exalted Sun in the 5th bhava (very intelligent) but in the 3rd pada of Bharani naksatra. Normally we would have expected this problem for the 4th pada of Bharani, but when we look carefully, we notice that the only planet aspecting the Sun (rasi drsti) is Mars from Aquarius (parakrama).
His first deadly crime was on the night of Apr 2, 1968 when he set fire to two departmental stores causing $2 million damage. Even though convicted in 1968 with his girlfriend, they made a grand escape and toured many countries. Lagnesa Jupiter in the 7th house shows great instability and one who will travel all around. This can be meaningful if the lagnesa is strong, but with Kala Sarpa Rahu dominating the chart and with Jupiter in zero-digbala, it is obvious which direction this chart is moving in – CRIME. To add to the woes, there is a graha-malika yoga cought up inside the Kala Sarpa Yoga and a bad one at that starting from the Sun in rajabhanga nica yoga of Bharani 3rd pada to Rahu in Cancer. Now add Sun and Rahu together as the start and end of the yoga and we see a great fire that threatens to destroy so much.
More infor can be had from Wikipedia or this wonderful History Channel recommended Website. These very planets Sun and Rahu aspect AL3 creating dushta-marana yoga and ensure that he too shall die by the bullet (Sun) in prison (Scorpio is 12H showing prisons). Of course he did not commit suicide as the proceedings would like us to believe – the cops had their revenge and knew that if he got out again because of some legal loophole, there would be no stopping this human-anaconda.

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

Aśvinī nakṣatra extends from 0°00’ – 13°20’ in Aries and has four pada indicating the four ayana of life.

No. Position Navāṁśa Tattva Ayana D1 Lord D9 Lord
Pada 1 Ar 0° – Ar 3°20’ Aries Agni Dharma Mars Mars
Pada 2 Ar 3°20’ – Ar 6°40’ Taurus Pṛthvi Artha Mars Venus
Pada 3 Ar 6°40’ – Ar 10° Gemini Vāyu Kāma Mars Mercury
Pada 4 Ar 10° – Ar 13°20’ Cancer Jala Mokṣa Mars Moon

 

Sun

Planetary Relationship with the Sun in Aśvinī nakṣatra:

  • Moon: Nature of the native is cruel and his eyes are large and always red.
  • Mercury: the native lives his life peacefully and has an admirable, amicable personality
  • Jupiter: the native enjoys a long life and is a politician.
  • Venus: the native is always engrossed in luxuries and is constantly seeking enjoyments and comforts.
  • Saturn: the native is underprivileged, ignored, and unfortunate. He may be abandoned by parents or kinsmen and is brought up by another.

Pada Placement

Pada-1
If the Sun is in the first pada then the native is long lived but behaves like an old man, maybe very traditional. He is a soft speaker, and enjoys his life with the pleasurable company of spouse and children. If the Sun is in the very first degree of Aries (0°-1° i.e. saṅkrānti birth), then he will suffer from bone related diseases. The bhāva of the Sun shall indicate the part of the body which is very afflicted. There will be problems associated with father or the native suffers separation from father.

Pada-2
If the Sun is in the second pada then the native is not in good condition and suffers from various health problems and other afflictions until 8 years of age. Generally, the Sun gives good results in Aśvinī nakṣatra but if the Sun is in the second pada then these good effects of exaltation are absent due to pada doṣa (of second pada) as the Sun is in a navāṁśa owned by Venus. The native may be subject to inexplicable torment from dangerous things like black magic, evil incantations etc. He may also suffer a curse from an unknown person or a curse to an elder may get directed to him. Such a curse triggers his downfall time and again and he suffers various setbacks. Gradually, surprising turn of events bring good fortune and prosperity provided he has the courage and enterprise to take the opportunity. If not, then he can suffer from acute poverty and even become a beggar. He may be forced by circumstances to leave his home and country. Even the association of the Moon with the Sun cannot remedy the situation. However, the association of the Mars with the Sun will give the courage and enterprise necessary to seize the opportunities that lead to good fortune.

Pada-3
If the Sun is in the third pada then the native will be wealthy and prosperous but longevity is threatened i.e. short life is indicated by the Sun placement. In addition, he also has poor health. Very often he becomes violent and can express a mean streak.

Pada 4
If the Sun is in the fourth pada then Native is respected, intelligent, prosperous and leader of his society. He has popularity at national level. He is spiritual. His heart is filled with good thoughts. He fulfills all responsibilities in time and with excellence. He has have to live out of country or place of birth for work or position. His luck changes in old age. If the Sun is in the eleventh (10°-11°) or twelfth (11°-12°) degree of Aśvinī nakṣatra then it gives better results.

Illustration

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In the chart of Adolf Hitler, Sun is in Asvini Naksatra Pada-3 which promises rajayoga but poor health and longevity. Hitler had suffered from digestive problems his entire life. Since childhood he’d been prone to crippling, painful stomach cramps during times of emotional distress. By the time he’d reached his early 40s, the cramping had become more frequent, often accompanied by violent bouts of farting, along with alternate bouts of diarrhea and constipation. Hitler became a vegetarian in the early 1930s: He didn’t trust doctors, so rather than seek professional help for his condition he tried to treat it himself by eliminating meat, rich foods, milk, and butter from his diet in favor of raw and cooked vegetables and whole grains. After he placed himself under Dr.Morell’s care, it was just a matter of time before his condition improved, and when relief finally came a few months later – at about the same time his eczema began to clear up- Hitler naturally attributed his deliverance to Morell.
Hitler_angryAccording to one estimate, by the early 1940s, Hitler was taking 92 different kinds of drugs, including 63 different pills and skin lotions. Some medicines were taken only when specific complaints arose, but others were taken every day. By the summer of 1941, Hitler was popping between 120 and 150 pills a week on average. And on top of all the pills, Morell also administered injections -as many as 10 a day, sometimes more. So many, in fact, that even Herman Goering, Hitler’s heir apparent and himself a morphine addict, was startled by their frequency and took to calling Morell the “Reich Injection Master.” Most of the pills and shots that Hitler took were unidentified and mysterious, but Dr. Koester’s Anti-Gas Pills came in a little metal container (like Altoids heath mints or Sucrets throat lozenges) that identified them by name and even listed the active ingredients: gentian, belladonna, and an extract of something called nux vomica.
The gentian was harmless enough. But the presence of the other two ingredients in the pills, plus the revelation that Hitler, on top of all his other medications, was popping as many as 20 of the anti-gas pills a day, was startling. Even if Dr. Morell had read the label on the tin, he might not have known that nux vomica is a seed that contains a large amount of strychnine, commonly used as the active ingredient in rat poison. Belladonna, also known as deadly nightshade, contains atropine, a toxic substance that can cause excitement, confusion, hallucinations, coma, and death if taken in large quantities. That’s what alarmed Dr. Geising when he saw the six black pills sitting on Hitler’s breakfast tray that morning in July 1944: Without even realizing it, Hitler’s own personal physician had exposed him on a daily basis to significant doses of not one, but two deadly poisons.
Even after he learnt of the ingredients and stopped taking so many pills, his health did not improve. His physical and mental decline not only continued, it accelerated.He walked with the slow, halting shuffle of a man thirty years older, dragging his left leg behind him as he went. He couldn’t go more than a few steps without grabbing onto something for support. Hitler’s head, arms, and entire left side trembled and jerked uncontrollably. No longer able to write his own name, he signed important documents with a rubber stamp. He could not lift food to his mouth without spilling it down the front of his uniform and could not take a seat without help -after he shuffled up to a table, an aide pushed a chair behind him, and he plopped down into it. Hitler’s mental state had deteriorated as well. His thinking was muddled, his memory was failing, and his emotions whipsawed back and forth between long bouts of irrational euphoria (especially irrational considering how close Germany was to defeat) and fits of screaming, uncontrollable rage that lasted for hours.
Finally the short life indication also happened when he committed suicide by consuming cyanide on April 30, 1945. He was 56 years old and in Dvisaptati Rahu Dasa Moon antara. Rahu is in marana karaka sthana in the 9th house while the Moon joins a marana karaka Jupiter in the third house. What is interesting is the conjunction of Venus, Mercury and Jupiter with the Sun giving him all the magnetism, wealth and intelligence-power needed for meteoric rise. While the conjunction of Mars gives his tremendous enterprise to achieve his ambitions and grab all opportunities that bring fortune, it also enhances “violence and mean streak” of the Sun in pada-3 of Asvini naksatra. The aspect of Saturn causes misfortune and great fall, also poverty is indicated. All these will happen during their dasa while the tamas indications increase with time after 28 years of age.

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

Paper on Role of Nakshatra in Disease by Sanjay Rath
Weekend Workshop VI | 4-5 October 2003 | Sri Jagannātha Center, USA

Sri Krishna’s teachings

Disease and Nakśatras

Sri Kŕśńa was teaching Yudhiśŧhira and narrated the discussion between Agnihotra Kauśika Muni and Mahaŕśi Garga (Bhaviśya Pūrāńa). Mahaŕśi Garga inquired “Brahma! How can any person be realized from such suffering like bondage, imprisonment, being tied down under adverse conditions, slavery or under attack/seige from enemies or wild animals and diseases. Unless the suffering person is relieved from these adverse circumstances or conditions how can he hope for emancipation from rebirth. Pray tell me the path to freedom.” Kauśika Muni replied, “Knowledge of death, disease and illness is known from the conception time, birth and janma nakśatra. If the disease starts from these nakśatra (ie. Conception or natal moon star) then the danger of death should not be ruled out. Based on the Moon at the moment of start of a disease, the period of suffering can be ordained.

Table 1 : Nakśatra & disease

Period of disease
Nakśatra HariHara Rishi Kauśika Devatā
1 Aświnī 9 days 1 day Dasra
2 Bharańī 11 days Danger of death Yama
3 Kŕttikā 9 days 9 days Agni
4 Rohińī 7 days 3 days Prajāpati
5 Mŕgaśira 1 month 5 days Candra
6 Ārdrā Impossible Danger of death Rudra
7 Punarvasu 7 days 7 days Aditi
8 Puśya 7 days 7 days Bŕhaspati
9 Aśleśa Impossible 9 days Sarpa
10 Maghā 20 days 20 days
11 Pūrva Phālguńī Impossible 2 months
12 Uttara Phālguńī 7 days 3 pakśa
13 Hastā 15 days Short time
14 Chitrā 11 days ½ month
15 Svātī Impossible 2 months
16 Viśākhā 15 days 20 days
17 Anurādhā Longtime/difficult 10 days
18 Jyeśŧhā Impossible ½ month
19 Mūlā 9 days Danger of death
20 Pūrva aśādhā Impossible 15 days
21 Uttara aśādhā 1 month 20 days
22 Srāvańa 11 days 2 months
23 Dhaniśŧhā 15 days ½ month
24 Śatabhiśāj 11 days 10 days Varuńa
25 Pūrva bhadra Impossible 9 days Ajaikapāda
26 Uttara bhadra 7 days 15 days
27 Revatī Long time/difficult 10 days Puśan

Kauśika Muni continued that there are certain stars, which are violent and can indicate death. [Jyotinirbanda indicates that nakśatras 6, 9, 11, 15, 18, 20, 25 show premature death or long term effect/suffering due to disease.]. He suggested the worship of the nakśatra devatā as the remedy for cure. If the exact date/time of the star can be ascertained then the diety of the nakśatra should be propitiated.

This is the best solution. If propitiated and satisfied, then the graha (vimśotari) ruling the star shall indicate the exact period of cure. For example, worship Aświnī Kumar if the disease started in Aświnī, or Yama if the disease started in Bharańī. The mantra can be simple like yamadaivata: ‘yamāya svāhā’ or other mantras learnt from authoritative sources can be used [note: various nakśatra mantra can be learnt from Vedic Remedies in Astrology by this scribe]. If the nakśatra for start of the disease cannot be ascertained, then the deity of the janma nakśatra should be propitiated at all times. Remember that devas should be worshipped with ‘svāhā’ and pitŕs with ‘svadhā.’

Kauśika continued, “Muni! Lord Brahma has taught that if the sampuŧa is given with the Gayatri mantra 1000 times, then all diseases will be cured.” Sampuŧa are bījākśara prefixed to the gāyatri for various purposes.

Determining the start of disease

Determination of starting Nākśatra

The method of determining the day (ruling star) at the time of the start of a disease is taught by HariHara.

a) The nakśatra prevailing at the beginning of a disease is known from the Praśna chart by counting as many nakshatra from it as it has gained from lagna nakśatra. Praśna Mārga 13-01

b) The longitude of Gulika is multiplied by 9 and 12. Expunge multples of 360º. The nakshatra(s) arrived at will indicate the commencement of disease. Praśna Mārga 13-02

Note 1: The text uses ‘Mandi’ and it is seen that Mandi and Gulika have been used interchangably by HariHara. Actually, these are different points in the zodiac. Mandi is the middle point of the Gulika kāla whereas Gulika is taken as the beginning of the kāla.
Table 2 : Gulika determination

Weekday Part of Saturn Ending time of Saturn for 12 hr day Part of Saturn Ending time of Saturn for 12 hr night
Day Night
SundayMonday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Saturday

76

5

4

3

2

1

10:30’+SR9:30’+SR

7:30’+SR

6:00’+SR

4:30’+SR

3:00’+SR

1:30’+SR

32

1

7

6

5

4

4:30’+SS3:00’+SS

1:30’+SS

10:30’+SS

9:00’+SS

7:30’+SS

6:00’+SS

Note 2: Of the two nakshatra arrived at, one using the ‘9’ as the muliplier shows ‘devadosha’ or wrath of deities and consequential diseases/suffering, while the one using ‘12’ as the muliplier shows the secret enemies. In both cases the disease should be serious enough to merit the use of this method as Gulika/Mandi indicate serious and life threatening poison like cancer, HIV, etc.

c) Praśna akśara: This is the first letter of the communication. The nakśatra can be determined from this first letter based on the hoda chakra (available in a good ephemeris where the phonemes of each nakśatra pāda are given) and Parāsara (BPHS).
1. If the disease commenced within the last 1 month, this would have commenced when the Moon transited this nakśatra.
2. If the disease commenced within a year, then the transit of the Sun in this nakśatra will indicate the start.
3. If even older than a year, then see transit of Jupiter/Saturn over this nakśatra to indicate the time.

Time of start
If there is a planet in the sixth house, consider it, else take the lord of the sixth house. The time when the planet is strong indicates the tentative time of the starting of the disease. Note that Sun, Jupiter and Venus are day strong while Moon, Mars and Saturn are night strong indicating the day/night time respectively. Mercury is strong in both the day and night and will indicate sandhya (junctions of the day).

Timing Cure

The longitude of the 6th lord in the sign occupied by it indicates the extent and period of disease. The expired portion indicates the time already spent and the balance indicates the time left for complete cure. Note that we have already determined by prior methods the time when the disease started. This starting date to the date of Prasna is the period of suffering already seen and is mapped to the longitude already covered by the sixth lord. The balance, proportionately gives the days left for cure.
A rough indication is that if the sixth lord has already traversed half the sign, the worst is over (ie. Half the suffering period is already over).

Timing Manifestation

The manifestation of a disease is different from its start. The disease often starts much before the first symptoms manifest. The number of months elapsed since manifestation of the disease is known by either method-
1. The number of signs counted from Ārudhha Lagna to sixth lord, or
2. The number of nakshatra from Prasna nakshatra to that of the 6th lord, or
3. The number obtained at (b) above is multplied by the number of navamśa gained by the 6th lord.
The date of manifestation would be when the Moon would have transited over the 6th lord (prasna) sign during the month of manifestation.
Natal Chart
1. Diseases begin when the lagna, Pāka lagna and/or Moon are transited by malefic planets and cure begins when these are transited by benefic planets. Complete cure comes when all these three signs have the association/aspect of transiting benefic planets.
2. If the disease started in signs preceding chandrāstama, then recovery begins after chandrāstama.
3. Moon (day), Sun (month), and Jupiter (year) transit of signs having the association/aspect of malefic planets indicates the beginning of disease and their transit of signs having the association/aspect of benefic planets indicates cure (beginning of recovery).
4. The aid of the deities associated with natal favorable planets over which the transit Jupiter/Sun/Moon gives the cure and this should be sought through mantra, etc. It must be noted that worship of the dusta grahas or their deities causing the disease shall not give the cure.
5. If the sickness began when the Moon transited over the 6th lord (of Prasna or natal chart) then the cure will come when Moon transits the 4th Lord (sign) in the Prasna or natal chart.
6. Starting nakśatra: Details of the effects of the starting nakśatra has already been explained earlier. In addition, Kŕittikā, Dhaniśŧhā, Bharańī, Śatabhiśa, coinciding with Sunday/ Tuesday/ Saturday and also coinciding with Chidra/Rikta Tithi gives death. In general commencement on aśŧami, pūrńa, rikta tithi and a malefic weekday can cause death.

Navatāra cakra [27 star chakra]
Moon in Trijanma nakśatra or vipat, pratyak or naidhana nakśatra can lead to long term disease and death. Normally this works well when the strongest influence in the third from Ārudhha lagna is that of a night strong planet. If otherwise, day strong planets are in the third, prefer the Śula chakra.

Understand that the nakshatra in which disease starts has animportant message to convey related to karma. If it is the janma or anujanma (conception also) nakshatra then it relates to longevity or sometimes the onset of genetic diseases. If it is karma nakshatra then major changes in work are to take place or if it a simple fever then, it can indicate that some evil at work is being overcome. The special nakshatra should also be studied in regard to the start of disease in this manner.

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

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Nakshatra Articles includes a list of articles indicated by the nakshatra which shows that which tends to florish under the shakti of the nakshatra. For example any mantra started under Krittika nakshatra is bound to succeed and this becomes a favorite nakshatra of the Brahmana. Later we also understand that Agni, the deity (devata) of Krittika nakshatra is the Brahmana guru and giver of Gayatri mantra which easily explains the reasons for any and evey mantra succeeding in this nakshatra. Another list shows the birth nakshatra of the planets.

More details of their use is given in Pt. Sanjay Rath’s ‘Brihat Nakshatra

# Nakshatra Miscellaneous Articles Misc*
1 Aswinni conveyances, horses,
2 Bharani wells, husky grains, cereals, birth star of Rahu
3 Krittika mantra, music, white flower, birth star of Chandra
4 Rohini beasts of forests, rose apple, gems, ornaments, mountain, cows, bulls aquatic animals, beauty parlor, the market birth star of Chandra
5 Mrigashira fruits, Catechu plant, fragrant articles, birds, garments, aquatic products, flowers, gems, beasts, perfumes, brewery,mango, juices, tastes, crops
6 Ardra fort, husky grains, belleric myrobalan (baheda), heavy rains
7 Punurvasu weapons, best of grains (Kalama paddy),
8 Pushyami sugarcane, barley, wheat, rice, holy fig tree (Peepal),forest, water tanks, flowers
9 Aslesha artificial articles, liquid, husky grains, bulbs, roots, fruits, insects, reptiles, poison, herbs, worms, aquatic objects or animals, snakes birth star of Ketu
10 Magha corns, granaries, non-vegetarian food, birth star of Venus
11 PurvaPhalguni salt, fire, butea frondosa (palash), commodities, oil, cotton, honey, kids, money exchangers, fried food birth star of Guru
12 UttaraPhalguni elephants, stone, fire, corns, holy tree (plaksha), fine grains (kalama rice), jaggery, salt (Venus-ruins the beings in the Jangala regions- where there is little water) birth star of Guru
13 Hasta neem tree, ornaments, commodities, husky grains, elephants,
14 Chitra coconut, corns for royal use, birds, painted vessels, women
15 Svati elephant, green gram, Arjun tree (arjun terminalia), birds,beast, horses, grains that produce gas, deer, vegatables, birth control
16 Vishaka cotton, stone, trees with red blossoms and fruits, sesame, black, green and Bengal gram, gram, saffron, lac, crops, madder, safflower birth star of Sun
17 Anuradha wool and hide articles, ornaments, horses, vehicles, games, mimusops elengi (bakula), all things growing in the Autumn, birth star of Sun
18 Jyesta wealth, buffaloes, fir, weapons, groups or seminaries, elite families, trade guilds
19 Moola opposite or reversed, seeds, weapons, agriculture, medicines, fruits, herbs
20 Purva Ashada fire, fruits, aquatic flowers and fruits, aquatic animals, birth star of Mars
21 Uttara Ashada elephant, horses, stone, commerce, immovable things like trees, diseases birth star of Mars
22 Sravana medicinal plant (Aak), conveyance, birth star of Mercury
23 Dhanishta ornaments, birth star of Mercury
24 Shatabishak water creatures, things thriving in water, neulea orientalis (kandab), aquatic products, ropes, nets,
25 Purva Bhadra mango tree, animal husbandry, fire,
26 Uttara Bhadra elephant, stone, lemon, fine/valuable corns, roots and fruits, gold, women
27 Revati things produced in water, conches, ornament, bassia latifolia (mahua), fruits, salt, pearls, gems, flowers (fragrant), lotuses, perfumes, autumnal crops birth star of Saturn
* Harihar Majumdar Phalita Jyotish Part I (Fasting on days of planets and graha mantras if this is your birth star)
Note: Those in italic are derived from Brihat Samhita through a study of transit effects, the other indications are directly stated from other works.
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

Power of the Nakshatra (Read Dr.David Frawley – Shaktis of the Nakshatras and Fruits of Worshipping Each Nakshatra); A list of Vedic Nakshatra deities, their shakti, upper and lower levels and the results of their being are listed. A more detailed reference is Pt. Sanjay Rath’s ‘Brihat Nakshatra‘. One very fine reading on the Shakti of the Nakshatra is the above linked article of Dr.David Frawley. This table is for quick reference and there can be no substitite to the books.

# Nakshatra Deity Shakti Basis Above Basis Below Result
1 Aswinni Ashwins-the twin horseman quickly reaching things those to be healed healing therapies world becomes free from disease
2 Bharani Yama- Death take things away removal of life from the body carrying the soul to the ancestral realm moving on to the next world
3 Krittika Agni- Fire to burn heat light burning or purification
4 Rohini Prajapati-lord of creation growth plants waters creation
5 Mrigashira Soma-god of immortality giving fulfillment extension weaving make the world enjoyable
6 Ardra Rudra-god of storm effort hunting or searching reaching the goal brings about achievement
7 Punurvasu Aditi-mother of the Gods ability to gain wealth or substance wind or air wetness or rain revitalization of plants
8 Pushyami Brihaspati- teacher of the Devas create spiritual energy sacrificial worship the worshipper creation of spiritual energy
9 Aslesha Sarpa-serpent inflict with poison approach of the serpant trembling and agitation destruction of the victim
10 Magha the Pitris-the Ancestral Fathers leave the body mourning leaving the body death
11 PurvaPhalguni Aryaman- god of contracts & union, Sun as friend, beloved procreation wife, female partner husband, male partner creation of the fetus
12 UttaraPhalguni Bhaga-the Sun as bliss giving of prosperity through union or marriage wealth gained from one’s own family wealth gained from one’s partner and their family accumulation of wealth
13 Hasta Savitar-Sun as inspiration gain what one is seeking and place it in one’s hands seeking of gain process of gaining puts what one wishes to gain in one’s hand
14 Chitra Vishvakarma- divine architect accumulate merit in life law truth gain honor in one’s work
15 Svati Vayu-Wind scatter like the wind moving in various directions change of form transformation
16 Vishaka Indragni-gods of lightning and fire achieve many and various fruits plowing or cultivation harvest fruit of the harvest
17 Anuradha Mitra-divine friend, lord of compassion worship ascension descent honor and abundance
18 Jyesta Indra-god of thunder rise or conquer, and gain courage in battle attack defense one becomes a hero
19 Moola Nirritti- goddess of disaster, Alaksmi to ruin or destroy breaking things apart crushing things the power to destroy (can destroy destruction)
20 Purva Ashada Apas-goddess of Waters invigoration strength connection gain of luster
21 Uttara Ashada Vishvadevas-Universal Gods grant an unchallengeable victory strength to win the goal that one can win becomes unchallenged winner
22 Sravana Vishnu- the Pervader connection seeking the paths connection of all things
23 Dhanishta Vasus-gods of Light and Abundance give abundance and fame birth prosperity bringing people together
24 Shatabishak Varuna-god of Cosmic Waters healing pervasion over all support of all world freed of calamity
25 Purva Bhadra Aja Ekapada- one footed serpant, horned goat, unicorn gives the fire to raise one worshipping up in life what is good for all people what is good for the gods support the entire world
26 Uttara Bhadra Ahir Budhya- dragon of the Depths of the atmosphere bringing of the rain raining clouds growing of planets stability of the three worlds
27 Revati Pushan- Sun as nourisher, protector, fosterer nourishment, symbolized by milk cows calves nourishment of the entire world
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

Nakshatra basics including a list of the meaning if the nakshatra, number of stars (which is used in various ways in astrology), the symbol which can be used to determine the aspirations and motivations of the mind and Guna (this is the general guna based on the three fold regular division although there is a different list for manas guna).
Caste really shows what the nakshatra is very capable of doing. For example Ashvini nakshatra is Vaishya which simply means good at busines and profit motivated.
Goals of the nakshatra show the motivation or inner aspiration with which the mind works. Thus, although Ashvini has a profit motive of Vaishya caste, it does most actions based on dharma and tends to stay within defined norms. It can bend rules to suit its purpose but will not break them.
Gana shows the general mental security – deva are those who are always secure and overconfident. This is also the cause of their fall. Manushya and insecure and this causes a desire to hoard and be greedy. Rakshasa are obsessive and angry when their belongings are touched. They can be vengeful due to threatened or perceived threats.

# Name Meaning Stars Shape/Symbol Guna Caste Goal Gana Sex
1 Aswini The horsemen 3 Horses head Rajas Vaisya dharma Deva M
2 Bharani the bearers 3 female sexual organ Tamas Outcaste artha Manusya F
3 Krittika razor/cutter 6 dagger/razor Sattva Brahmin kama Raksasa F
4 Rohini ruddy cow, red, growing 5 chariot Rajas Sudra moksa Manusya M?
5 Mrigashira dear or antelope’s head 3 head or a deer Tamas Servant moksa Deva N
6 Ardra the moist 1 tear drop, gem Sattva Butcher kama Manusya F
7 Punurvasu return of the light and goods, 4/5 quiver/ house, bow Rajas Vaisya artha Deva M
8 Pushyami nourisher, flower, the best 3 teat of cow, arrow, flower Tamas Ksatriya dharma Deva M
9 Aslesha entwiner, embracer, intimate connection 5/6 wheel, serpant Sattva Outcaste dharma Raksasa F
10 Magha beneficent, mighty 5 throne, palanquin, royal court Rajas Sudra artha Raksasa F
11 P.Phalguni previous red one 2/8 legs of a cot, stage Tamas Brahmin kama Manusya F
12 U.Phalguni later red one 2 bed, legs of a cot Sattva Ksatriya moksa Manusya F
13 Hasta hand 5 closed hand Rajas Vaisya moksa Deva M
14 Chitra brilliant, distinguished 1 pearl Tamas Servant kama Raksasa F
15 Svati independent, sword 1 coral, sapphire Sattva Butcher artha Deva F
16 Vishaka branched, forked branches 4/5 leaf decked triumphal gate, potters wheel Rajas Outcaste dharma Raksasa F
17 Anuradha subsequent success, following Radha 4 Bali (heap of rice), umbrella Tamas Sudra dharma Deva M
18 Jyesta the eldest 3 kundal (ear Ring), umbrella, talisman Sattva Servant artha Raksasa F?
19 Moola root, commencement 11 tail of lion, crouching line Rajas Butcher kama Raksasa N
20 P.Ashada earlier victory 2 hand fan, winnowing basket, tusk, square Tamas Brahmin moksa Manusya F
21 U.Ashada later victory 2/8 machan, elephant tusk, square Sattva Ksatriya moksa Manusya F
22 Sravana famous, hearing 3 3 footprints, arrow Rajas Outcaste artha Deva M
23 Dhanishta very rich, very swift 4/5 mridanga (drum) Tamas Servant dharma Raksasa F
24 Satabisaj 100 medicines or doctors 100 circle, flower Sattva Butcher dharma Raksasa N
25 P.Bhadra earlier auspicious one 2 double faced man, stage, machan, legs of a cot Rajas Brahmin artha Manusya M
26 U.Bhadra later auspicious one 2/8 last bed, legs of a cot two joined men Tamas Ksatriya artha Manusya M
27 Revati rich, wealthy 32 mridanga (drum), fish Sattva Sudra moksa Deva F
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra

naksatra-graha
Nakshatra (Sanskrit: नक्षत्र, IAST: Nakṣatra) is the term for lunar mansion in Hindu astrology. A nakshatra is one of 27 (or 281Intercalary nakshatra Abhijit for Hari) sectors along the ecliptic. Their names are related to the most prominent asterisms. n classical Hindu mythology (Mahabharata, Harivamsa), the creation of the nakshatras is attributed to Daksha. They are personified as daughters of Daksa prajapati and as mythological wives of Chandra, the Moon god, since the Moon covers one nakshatra per day. Longevity of all creatures is associated with their janma nakshatra due to prana-vayu coming from these stars.
Names and Lordhips of the Nakshatra, especially the planetary rulership based on Vimsottari Dasa.
The inter-calary nakshatra Abhijit is ruled by the Sun as the major part of Abhijit is in Uttarasadha nakshatra which is ruled by the Sun.

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S.No. Nakshatra/Asterism Pada (Quarter) (3 Deg20′ each) Rasi: Sign Planetary Lord-ship (Vimsottari) Deity
1. Aswini 4 padas Aries (Mesh) Ketu Aswini Kumar
2. Bharani 4 padas Aries Venus Yama
3. Krittika 1 pada Aries Sun Agni
Krittika 3 padas Taurus (Vrishaba)
4. Rohini 4 padas Taurus Moon Brahma (Prajapati)
5. Mrigasira 2 padas Taurus Mars Soma (Candra)
Mrigasira 2 padas Gemini (Mithuna)
6. Ardra 4 padas Gemini Rahu Rudra
7. Punarvasu 3 padas Gemini Jupiter Aditi
Punarvasu 1 pada Cancer (Kark)
8. Pusya 4 padas Cancer Saturn Brhaspati
9. Aslesha 4 padas Cancer Mercury Sarpa
10. Makha 4 padas Leo (Simha) Ketu Pitri
11. Poorva Phalguni 4 padas Leo Venus Bhaga
12. Uttar Phalguni 1 pada Leo Sun Aryama
Uttar Phalguni 3 padas Virgo (Kanya)
13. Hasta 4 padas Virgo Moon Savitur
14. Chitra 2 padas Virgo Mars Tvasta
Chitra 2 padas Libra (Thula)
15. Swati 4 padas Libra Rahu Vayu
16. Visakha 3 padas Libra Jupiter Indra-agni
Visakha 1 pada Scorpio (Vrischika)
17. Anuradha 4 padas Scorpio Saturn Mitra
18. Jyestha 4 padas Scorpio Mercury Indra
19. Moola 4 padas Sagittarius (Dhanus) Ketu Rakshasa
20. Poorva Ashada 4 padas Sagittarius Venus Apa
21. Uttar Ashada 1 pada Sagittarius Sun Visvadeva
Uttar Ashada 3 padas Capricorn (Makar)
22. Sravana 4 padas Capricorn Moon Vishnu (Hari)
23. Dhanista 2 padas Capricorn Mars Vasu
Dhanista 2 padas Aquarius (Kumbha)
24. Satabhisaj 4 padas Aquarius Rahu Varuna
25. Poorvabhadrapada 3 padas Aquarius Jupiter Ajaikapad
Poorvabhadrapada 1 pada Pisces (Meena)
26. Uttarabhadrapada 4 padas Pisces Saturn Ahirbudhanya
27. Revati 4 padas Pisces Mercury Pushan

Nakshatra basics

# Name Meaning Stars Shape/Symbol Guna Caste Goal Gana Sex
1 Aswini The horsemen 3 Horses head Rajas Vaisya dharma Deva M
2 Bharani the bearers 3 female sexual organ Tamas Outcaste artha Manusya F
3 Krittika razor/cutter 6 dagger/razor Sattva Brahmin kama Raksasa F
4 Rohini ruddy cow, red, growing 5 chariot Rajas Sudra moksa Manusya M?
5 Mrigashira dear or antelope’s head 3 head or a deer Tamas Servant moksa Deva N
6 Ardra the moist 1 tear drop, gem Sattva Butcher kama Manusya F
7 Punurvasu return of the light and goods, 4/5 quiver/ house, bow Rajas Vaisya artha Deva M
8 Pushyami nourisher, flower, the best 3 teat of cow, arrow, flower Tamas Ksatriya dharma Deva M
9 Aslesha entwiner, embracer, intimate connection 5/6 wheel, serpant Sattva Outcaste dharma Raksasa F
10 Magha beneficent, mighty 5 throne, palanquin, royal court Rajas Sudra artha Raksasa F
11 PurvaPhalguni previous red one 2/8 legs of a cot, stage Tamas Brahmin kama Manusya F
12 UttaraPhalguni later red one 2 bed, legs of a cot Sattva Ksatriya moksa Manusya F
13 Hasta hand 5 closed hand Rajas Vaisya moksa Deva M
14 Chitra brilliant, distinguished 1 pearl Tamas Servant kama Raksasa F
15 Svati independent, sword 1 coral, sapphire Sattva Butcher artha Deva F
16 Vishaka branched, forked branches 4/5 leaf decked triumphal gate, potters wheel Rajas Outcaste dharma Raksasa F
17 Anuradha subsequent success, following Radha 4 Bali (heap of rice), umbrella Tamas Sudra dharma Deva M
18 Jyesta the eldest 3 kundal (ear Ring), umbrella, talisman Sattva Servant artha Raksasa F?
19 Moola root, commencement 11 tail of lion, crouching line Rajas Butcher kama Raksasa N
20 Purva Ashada earlier victory 2 hand fan, winnowing basket, tusk, square Tamas Brahmin moksa Manusya F
21 Uttara Ashada later victory 2/8 machan, elephant tusk, square Sattva Ksatriya moksa Manusya F
22 Sravana famous, hearing 3 3 footprints, arrow Rajas Outcaste artha Deva M
23 Dhanishta very rich, very swift 4/5 mridanga (drum) Tamas Servant dharma Raksasa F
24 Shatabishak 100 medicines or doctors 100 circle, flower Sattva Butcher dharma Raksasa N
25 Purva Bhadra earlier auspicious one 2 double faced man, stage, machan, legs of a cot Rajas Brahmin artha Manusya M
26 Uttara Bhadra later auspicious one 2/8 last bed, legs of a cot two joined men Tamas Ksatriya artha Manusya M
27 Revati rich, wealthy 32 mridanga (drum), fish Sattva Sudra moksa Deva F

Power of the Nakshatra (Read Dr.David Frawley)

# Nakshatra Deity Shakti Basis Above Basis Below Result
1 Aswinni Ashwins-the twin horseman quickly reaching things those to be healed healing therapies world becomes free from disease
2 Bharani Yama- Death take things away removal of life from the body carrying the soul to the ancestral realm moving on to the next world
3 Krittika Agni- Fire to burn heat light burning or purification
4 Rohini Prajapati-lord of creation growth plants waters creation
5 Mrigashira Soma-god of immortality giving fulfillment extension weaving make the world enjoyable
6 Ardra Rudra-god of storm effort hunting or searching reaching the goal brings about achievement
7 Punurvasu Aditi-mother of the Gods ability to gain wealth or substance wind or air wetness or rain revitalization of plants
8 Pushyami Brihaspati- teacher of the Devas create spiritual energy sacrificial worship the worshipper creation of spiritual energy
9 Aslesha Sarpa-serpent inflict with poison approach of the serpant trembling and agitation destruction of the victim
10 Magha the Pitris-the Ancestral Fathers leave the body mourning leaving the body death
11 PurvaPhalguni Aryaman- god of contracts & union, Sun as friend, beloved procreation wife, female partner husband, male partner creation of the fetus
12 UttaraPhalguni Bhaga-the Sun as bliss giving of prosperity through union or marriage wealth gained from one’s own family wealth gained from one’s partner and their family accumulation of wealth
13 Hasta Savitar-Sun as inspiration gain what one is seeking and place it in one’s hands seeking of gain process of gaining puts what one wishes to gain in one’s hand
14 Chitra Vishvakarma- divine architect accumulate merit in life law truth gain honor in one’s work
15 Svati Vayu-Wind scatter like the wind moving in various directions change of form transformation
16 Vishaka Indragni-gods of lightning and fire achieve many and various fruits plowing or cultivation harvest fruit of the harvest
17 Anuradha Mitra-divine friend, lord of compassion worship ascension descent honor and abundance
18 Jyesta Indra-god of thunder rise or conquer, and gain courage in battle attack defense one becomes a hero
19 Moola Nirritti- goddess of disaster, Alaksmi to ruin or destroy breaking things apart crushing things the power to destroy (can destroy destruction)
20 Purva Ashada Apas-goddess of Waters invigoration strength connection gain of luster
21 Uttara Ashada Vishvadevas-Universal Gods grant an unchallengeable victory strength to win the goal that one can win becomes unchallenged winner
22 Sravana Vishnu- the Pervader connection seeking the paths connection of all things
23 Dhanishta Vasus-gods of Light and Abundance give abundance and fame birth prosperity bringing people together
24 Shatabishak Varuna-god of Cosmic Waters healing pervasion over all support of all world freed of calamity
25 Purva Bhadra Aja Ekapada- one footed serpant, horned goat, unicorn gives the fire to raise one worshipping up in life what is good for all people what is good for the gods support the entire world
26 Uttara Bhadra Ahir Budhya- dragon of the Depths of the atmosphere bringing of the rain raining clouds growing of planets stability of the three worlds
27 Revati Pushan- Sun as nourisher, protector, fosterer nourishment, symbolized by milk cows calves nourishment of the entire world

Nakshatra Articles

# Nakshatra Miscellaneous Articles Misc*
1 Aswinni conveyances, horses,
2 Bharani wells, husky grains, cereals, birth star of Rahu
3 Krittika mantra, music, white flower, birth star of Chandra
4 Rohini beasts of forests, rose apple, gems, ornaments, mountain, cows, bulls aquatic animals, beauty parlor, the market birth star of Chandra
5 Mrigashira fruits, Catechu plant, fragrant articles, birds, garments, aquatic products, flowers, gems, beasts, perfumes, brewery, mango, juices, tastes, crops
6 Ardra fort, husky grains, belleric myrobalan (baheda), heavy rains
7 Punurvasu weapons, best of grains (Kalama paddy),
8 Pushyami sugarcane, barley, wheat, rice, holy fig tree (Peepal), forest, water tanks, flowers
9 Aslesha artificial articles, liquid, husky grains, bulbs, roots, fruits, insects, reptiles, poison, herbs, worms, aquatic objects or animals, snakes birth star of Ketu
10 Magha corns, granaries, non-vegetarian food, birth star of Venus
11 PurvaPhalguni salt, fire, butea frondosa (palash), commodities, oil, cotton, honey, kids, money exchangers, fried food birth star of Guru
12 UttaraPhalguni elephants, stone, fire, corns, holy tree (plaksha), fine grains (kalama rice), jaggery, salt (Venus-ruins the beings in the Jangala regions- where there is little water) birth star of Guru
13 Hasta neem tree, ornaments, commodities, husky grains, elephants,
14 Chitra coconut, corns for royal use, birds, painted vessels, women
15 Svati elephant, green gram, Arjun tree (arjun terminalia), birds, beast, horses, grains that produce gas, deer, vegatables, birth control
16 Vishaka cotton, stone, trees with red blossoms and fruits, sesame, black, green and Bengal gram, gram, saffron, lac, crops, madder, safflower birth star of Sun
17 Anuradha wool and hide articles, ornaments, horses, vehicles, games, mimusops elengi (bakula), all things growing in the Autumn, birth star of Sun
18 Jyesta wealth, buffaloes, fir, weapons, groups or seminaries, elite families, trade guilds
19 Moola opposite or reversed, seeds, weapons, agriculture, medicines, fruits, herbs
20 Purva Ashada fire, fruits, aquatic flowers and fruits, aquatic animals, birth star of Mars
21 Uttara Ashada elephant, horses, stone, commerce, immovable things like trees, diseases birth star of Mars
22 Sravana medicinal plant (Aak), conveyance, birth star of Mercury
23 Dhanishta ornaments, birth star of Mercury
24 Shatabishak water creatures, things thriving in water, neulea orientalis (kandab), aquatic products, ropes, nets,
25 Purva Bhadra mango tree, animal husbandry, fire,
26 Uttara Bhadra elephant, stone, lemon, fine/valuable corns, roots and fruits, gold, women
27 Revati things produced in water, conches, ornament, bassia latifolia (mahua), fruits, salt, pearls, gems, flowers (fragrant), lotuses, perfumes, autumnal crops birth star of Saturn
* Harihar Majumdar Phalita Jyotish Part I (Fasting on days of planets and graha mantras if this is your birth star)
Note: Those in italic are derived from Brihat Samhita through a study of transit effects, the other indications are directly stated from other works.

References   [ + ]

1. Intercalary nakshatra Abhijit for Hari
This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Nakṣatra
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नमस्कार | Nakshatra Mandala defined including calculation of Abhijit 28th Nakshatra

God has decorated the heavens with constellations like pearls on dark steed. The light of the Sun hides them in the day, and all knowledge of them is divined in the darkens of the night’
Maharishi Parasara, Rig-Veda

Vedic Astrology is the science of study of time and space and its effect on the entire life and activities of earth which revolves the two principle luminaries viz., the Sun and the Moon. This ancient study of vedic astrology known as “Jyotish”. When transliterated, it is known as the study of Jyoti meaning light which comes naturally from the Sun.  this ancient science of Jyotish comprises of three major branches viz, (i) Hora Shastra – the study of time.  The word “Hora” has been derived from two words – “Aho” meaning day and “Ratra” meaning night; (ii) Ganita Shastra – the study of mathematical part of astrology and astronomy; and (iii) Gola Shastra – the study of astronomy, which included observation and analysis of stellar effects and the effects of the motion of planets in the solar system.
Before venturing into subdivisions, it is worth while to know the primary divisions. The first divisions was by means of the lunar mansions or Nakshetra’s (lit Na – synonym for Moon + Kshetra – Mansion) which finds mentions even in the Rig-Veda. The Moons transit of the sidereal (fixed) zodiac approximately takes 27 days and 7 ¾ hours, based on which the zodiac of 3600 was divided into 27 nakshetras, (each 130 20’ of arc) Each Nakshatra was identified with a star, (or star cluster) and derived its name from it. The 7 ¾ hour shortfall in a sidereal lunar transit was made up by a short-span intercalary (hypothetical) Nakshatra called Abhijit. The Sun, being the cause of all life and existence, was identified with Divinity and is the Atmakaraka and represents Parambrahman. Its transit through the lunar mansions was observed both in shape formed by stars within the constellation as well as in relation to the natural phenomena by the Vedic seers for determining their names, characteristics and identifying the form and mood of God. This became the basis of the nomenclature of the asterisms and the natural phenomena became the basis of symbolically representing the mood of God.

Abhijit, the 28th Nakshatra

The span of Abhijit is determined proportionally as (7h 38min / 24 hrs) x 130 20’ = 40 14’ 13″. This span is from 2760 40’ to 2800 54″ 13″overlapping the 21st Nakshetra (Uttarasadha).
Abhijit (Lorded by Mahavisnu) indicates the direction in which the Sun (i.e. solar system) is precessing in the universe. Hence it represents the eye. (Chakshyur) of the zodiac. Aratus, a Greek Astronomer, opined that Hercules (derived from Hari-kulesa i.e. Vishnu) the celestial constellation was a stranger. Thus, Hercules is the Greek name for Abhijit. This Vishnu Gayatri teaches that the Sun which is the significator of the individual soul (Microcosm) has the universal goal of and is constantly moving towards Narayana (Mahavisnu), the Creator and the Universal Soul (Macrocosm).

Details of nomenclature, span, natural name (God) of nakshetras can be seen in any standard text. The predominant natural phenomena when the Sun transits sidereal Krittika (i.e. 260 40’ to 400) is the burning heat of Indian summer and the name of God identified with this constellation is Agni (Fire). Similarly, the storm God ‘ Rudra’ presides over Ardra constellation.

The observation and studies by our ancient astronomers (Gola Shastra-gynas) further revealed that even within this arc of 13 degrees 20′ each there used to be further constant changes prompting them to divide even this arc of 13 degrees 20′ into four quarters of 3 degrees 20′ each. These four quarters were then symbolized to represent specific characteristic features of the rulership of the Stars. I would like to deal with these characteristic features and influence of each planet when placed in a particular Asterism at the Rising Point (the precise point of the zodiac found rising at the exact time of birth which is fixed on the basis of the placement of Moon at the time of birth) in a running series covering all the 27 Nakshatras in the subsequent issues.

The rulership of each of these 13 degrees 20′ of the arc begin from zero degrees Aries to 13 degrees 20′ ruled by the first Star – Ashwini, and goes on till the end of Pisces (360 degrees of the zodiac) where the last arc of 13 degrees 20′ is ruled by the Star Revathi. The 27 Nakshatras and their rulership, together with the Lordship of planets (fixed on the basis of attributes), is detailed below in the table.

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