Nakshatras

Each nakshatra have it’s own characteristic and the planet positioned in it give different results as per the nakshatra. There are 27 nakshatras distributed among 12 rashis.

REVATI

Revati (346°40′ to 360°00′ Pisces) Revati Nakshatra General Characteristics: Perfect limbs, genial manners, deep learning, riches, no desire to covet the property of others. Translation: The wealthy Symbol: A drum. Animal Symbol: Female elephant Ruling Planet: Ketu Nature: Deva (god like) Presiding deity: Pushan – the nurturer protector of flocks and herds is invoked for

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UTTARABHADRA

Uttarabhadra  (333°20′ to 346°40′ Pisces) Uttarabhadra Nakshatra General Characteristics: Happy people able speakers, children, grandchildren, conquer enemies, virtuous. Translation: The beautiful left foot or Ray of Light Symbol: Two back legs of a bed. Animal Symbol: Female cow Ruling Planet: Saturn Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Ahirbudhnya – the serpent of the deep sea –

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PURVABHADRA

Purvabhadra (320°00 to 330°00′ Aquarius to 330°00 to 333°20′ Pisces) Purvabhadra Nakshatra General Characteristics: scholarly intelligent, skilled at making money. Translation: Beautiful west, Former beautiful foot or Ray of Light Symbol: A sword, two font legs of a bed or a funeral cot or a two faced man. Animal Symbol: Male lion Ruling Planet: Jupiter

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SHATABHISHA

Shatabhisha (306°40′ to 320°00′ Aquarius) Shatabhisha Nakshatra General Characteristics: harsh in their speech but truthful, suffer grief but conquer enemies, thoughtlessly engage in works, independent ways. Translation: The hundred healers. Symbol: An ox cart, a circle or round charm. Animal Symbol: Female Horse Ruling Planet: Rahu Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Varuna – the god

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DHANISHTA

Dhanishta (293°20′ to 300°00′ Capricorn to 300°00′ to 306°40′ Aquarius) Dhanishta Nakshatra General Characteristics: A liberal, rich person, brave and fond of music. Translation: Complete wealth. Symbol: Musical drum. Animal Symbol: Female lion Ruling Planet: Mars Nature: Rakshasic (demonic) Presiding deity: The eight Vasus – the solar gods of energy and light. Favorable: Insightful; perceptive;

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SHRAVANA

Shravana (280°00′ to 293°20′ Capricorn) Shravana Nakshatra General Characteristics: Prosperous, learned, liberal-minded spouse, riches, wide-fame. Translation: To hear. Symbol: An ear, three footprints in an uneven row, a trident. Animal Symbol: Female Monkey Ruling Planet: Moon Nature: Deva (god like) Presiding deity: Vishnu preserver of the universe. Favorable: Cordial in business; intelligent; success in foreign

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UTTARASHADA

Uttarashada (266°40′ to 270°00′ Sagittarius to 270°00′ to 280°00′ Capricorn) Uttarashada Nakshatra General Characteristics: a quest for the spiritual unknown, total involvement in any task and penetrate deeply into some aspect of knowledge. Obedient, learned in the rules of virtue, grateful, many friends, return favors, liked. Translation: Later victory. Symbol: Elephant’s tusk; the planks of

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PURVASHADA

Purvashadha (253°20′ to 266°40′ Sagittarius) Purvashada Nakshatra General Characteristics: agreeable spouse, a proud nature, strong attachment to friends. Translation: The undefeated or unsubdued. Symbol: A fan or a winnowing basket (used to separate grain from its husk), a bed or an elephant tusk. Animal Symbol: Male monkey Ruling Planet: Venus Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity:

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MOOLA

Moola (240°00 to 253°20′ Sagittarius) Moola Nakshatra General Characteristics: Possess a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind that enjoys exploring the roots of any subject. Haughty, rich, happy, not inclined to injure others, Firm and fixed opinions, live in luxury.   Translation: the root.   Symbol: Tied bunch of roots or a lions tail.  Animal Symbol:

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JYESHTA

Jyeshta (226°40′ to 240°00′ Scorpio) Jyeshta Nakshatra General Characteristics: Mental brilliance and analytical ability, few friends, cheerful and virtuous. Translation: Elder sister, the middle finger or the holy river Ganges, Symbol: earring or circular protective talisman that may represent Vishnu’s disc. Animal Symbol: Male Deer or Hare Ruling Planet: Mercury Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity:

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ANURADHA

Anuradha (213°20′ to 226°40′ Scorpio) Anuradha Nakshatra General Characteristics: Rich, live in foreign countries, unable to bear hunger, move from place to place. Translation: A small flash of lightening, a tiny spark, success Symbol: Lotus flower – ability and perseverance to blossom in the midst of life’s trials and tribulations, a row or furrow. Animal

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VISHAKA

Vishaka (200°00′ to 210°00′ Libra to 210°00′ to 213°20′ Scorpio) Vishaka Nakshatra General Characteristics: energy strength and potential power, bright in appearance, distinct in speaking, skilled at making money. Symbol: A large tree with spreading branches giving protection to others, potters wheel, a decorated gateway used for marriage ceremonies. Translation: Enter the heavens Animal Symbol:

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SWATI

Swati (186°40 to 200°00′ Libra) Swati Nakshatra General Characteristics: Sweet, soft spoken, virtuous, compassionate, mild, quiet nature, controls passions and desires, skilled in trade, merciful, charitable. G Translation: The priest, the sword Symbol: Coral – strong intuitive and psychic properties – A young sprout quivering in the wind. Animal Symbol: Male Buffalo Ruling Planet: Rahu

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CHITRA

Chitra (173°20′ to180°00′ Virgo to 180°00′ to186°40′ Libra) Chitra Nakshatra General Characteristics: attractive, sociable, intelligent, and natural leaders. Translation: The brilliant Symbol: A bright jewel or pearl reflecting the spirit within us, or a shining light. Animal Symbol: Female tiger Ruling Planet: Mars Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Tvashtar or Vishvakarma – the celestial architect

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HASTA

Hasta (160°00′ to 173°20′ Virgo) Hasta Nakshatra General Characteristics: Purity of thought and deed as well as self-control, active habits, full of resources. Translation: The hand Symbol: A hand – open hand blessing humanity. Animal Symbol: Female Buffalo Ruling Planet: Moon Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Savitar – the sun god who imparts creative and

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UTTAR PHALGUNI

Uttara Phalguni (146°40′ to 150°00′ Leo to 150°00′ to 160°00′ Virgo) Uttar Phalguni Nakshatra General Characteristics: Emphasis on healing others. Earn money by their learning, liked by all, live a life in comfort and luxury. Translation: The latter red one or a fig tree Symbol: A bed or 2 rear legs of a cot. Animal

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PURVA PHALGUNI

Purva Phalguni (133°20′ to 146°40′ Leo) Purva Phalguni Nakshatra General Characteristics: sweet speech, generosity, a habit of wandering, government service. Translation: The Former Red One or A Fig Tree Symbol: Swinging hammock – rest and restoration, front legs of a bed, or a post. Animal Symbol: Female Rat Ruling Planet: Venus Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding

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MAGHA

Magha (120°00 to 133°20′ Leo) Magha Nakshatra General Characteristics: Has numerous servants, inclination to worship gods and ancestors, engagement in important work Translation: The Mighty One Symbol: Palanquin the royal seat upon which the king was carried through his towns, royal throne room Animal Symbol: Male rat Ruling Planet: Ketu Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity:

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ASHLESHA

Ashlesha (106°40′ to120°00′ Cancer) Ashlesha Nakshatra General Characteristics: Motivated by dharma represents the kundalini or serpent fire located at the base of the spine. Translation: The entwiner – to embrace Symbol: coiled snake, circle, or wheel Animal Symbol: Male Cat Ruling Planet: Mercury Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Ahi – the naga or serpent of

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PUSHYA

Pushya (93°20′ to 106°40′ Cancer) General Characteristics: In control of passions, well liked, learned in various subjects, rich and fond of doing charitable acts. Translation: To provide nourishment Symbol: The udder of a cow, Flower, a circle, an arrow Animal Symbol: A ram Ruling Planet: Saturn Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity: Brihaspati, the planet Jupiter,

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PUNARVASU

Punarvasu (80° 00′ to 90°00′ Gemini & 90°00′ to 93°20′ Cancer) Punarvasu Nakshatra General Characteristics: Intellectual and spiritual wisdom, material prosperity, good natured, quiet, patient, devout, lives in comfort. Translation: Good Again Symbol: Bow and a quiver of arrows Animal Symbol: Female Cat – sensitivity and need for independence Ruling Planet: Jupiter Nature: Deva (god-like)

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ARDRA

Ardra (66°40′ to 80°00′ Gemini) Ardra Nakshatra General Characteristics: Emphasis on the mind or thinking capacity – deep feeling along with passionate thinking – motivated by desire. Translation: The moist one Symbol: The human head Animal Symbol: Female Ruling Planet: Rahu Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Rudra the god of the storm and destruction Favorable:

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MRIGASIRA

Mrigasira (53°20′ to 60° 00 Taurus & 60° 00 to 66°40′ Gemini) Mrigasira Nakshatra General Characteristics: Spiritual intelligence and research abilities – primary motivation spiritual liberation, lack firm or fixed views, capable yet timid, good speech, active habits. Translation: Having the face of a deer Symbol: Antelope’s head Animal Symbol: Female serpent – sensual seductive

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ROHINI

Rohini (40°00′ to 53°20′ Taurus) Rohini Nakshatra General Characteristics: Emphasis on spiritual liberation, truthful, not covetous, clean in habits, sweet of speech, firm of views, good looking Translation: The red one Symbol: An ox cart / chariot Animal Symbol: A male serpent – spiritual power and wisdom Ruling Planet: The Moon Ruling Planet: The Moon

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KRITTIKA

Krittika (26°40′ to 30°00′Aries & 30°00′ to 40°00′ Taurus) Krittika Nakshatra General Characteristics: Determined and tenacious will to achieve greatness; sharp; cutting and penetrating by nature. Translation: The Cutter Symbol: Axe, sharp edge, or flame, razor Animal Symbol: Female Sheep Ruling Planet: Sun Nature: Rakshasa (demon) Presiding deity: Agni – the god of fire Favorable:

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BHARANI

Bharani (13°20′ – 26°40′ Aries) Bharnai Nakshatra General Characteristics: Success in work, capable, truthful, and free from diseases & grief. Translation: Cherishing, supporting, & nurturing Symbol: A Yoni, the organ of female reproduction Animal Symbol: The Elephant Ruling Planet: Venus Nature: Manushya (human) Presiding deity: Yama – the god of death Favorable: Clever and able

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ASHWINI

Ashwini  (0°00′ – 13°20′ Aries) Ashwini Nakshatra General Characteristics: Good looking appearance; gentle personable manners; intelligent; skilled in work Translation: Possessing horses, the horsewoman Symbol: A horse’s head Animal Symbol: A male horse Ruling Planet: Ketu Nature: Deva (god-like) Presiding deity – Ashvini Kumaras, the golden armored horse headed twins of ancient Vedic lore who

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