Bharani (13°20′ – 26°40′ Aries)

bharani nakshatra

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 to do tasks fast; desires new experiences; spontaneous; dutiful; loyal to family and friends; courageous attitude; good health/longevity; talented in career; satisfied; leader – does well in public life; creative; artistic; materialistic.  


Unfavorable: Over burdened; has too much to do; restless; amoral; fickle; too clever; resists control and restraint; stubborn; childlike; vulnerable; vigor bothers others; don’t pace themselves; needs discipline; irritable; impatient; potential to burnout; sexually indulgent; vane; moralist; judgmental.  


Bharani is the foundation of Venusian energy among the nakshatras, giving it tremendous occult knowledge.The main symbol for this star is the yoni or female sexual organs, which signify creativity, sexuality and the cycle of birth and death. Just like the womb, Bharani is a sacred place of nurturing and growth with the power to quickly manifest. Bharani natives have a strong character and can withstand the transformations of life. Their naive exuberance enables them to learn and gather information, but it may distract them from finishing what they begin.This nakshatra is one of the most enthusiastic and eager, yet can be challenging to understand.

Those born under this star have the potential to rule due to their fire-burning energy. Bharani is extreme in nature,exploring any direction it chooses, either puritanical or sinful. Therefore, those born under this star oscillate between opposite ends of the spectrums.