Anuradha (213°20′ to 226°40′ Scorpio)
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 Symbol: Female Deer or Hare
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Presiding deity: Mitra – the God of friendship and partnership who promotes cooperation among humanity.
Favorable: Wise; spirited; fun-loving; attractive; vigorous; well-liked; spiritual seeker; interested in ancient knowledge; hard working; capacity for astrology; devoted; brave; enjoys travel; healthy; accommodates many people; enjoys social life and organizations; benefits more if they live away from their place of birth; ability to attract and maintain friendships; cooperates with others; ability to lead and form alliances.
Unfavorable: Has remorse; guarded; cut off; deceitful; held back by others; can not cope with hunger or thirst; emotionally needy; rebellious; adheres to bad advice and suffers consequences; jealous and controlling of others; unaware of their effect on others which results in problems; may be melancholic due to a lack of maternal nurturing; anger issues; moves frequently due to dissatisfaction; tries too hard in terms of spiritual progress.
The ruling deity Mitra bestow the ability to develop and sustain friendships. Anuradha is a star related to success and can produce fame and recognition especially through collaboration. This nakshatra uses both intuition and logic to produce a remarkable understanding of numbers. Travel and success in foriegn lands are also supported by this star. People born under Anuradha nakshatra promote cooperation among humanity and are capable of leading and organizing large groups. They must however monitor their level of frustration and melancholy. Similar to the lotus flower, Anuradha has the persistence and ability to blossom in the midst of difficulties.