Chitra (173°20′ to180°00′ Virgo to 180°00′ to186°40′ Libra)

Chitra nakshatra

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 of the universe.  


Favorable: Attractive; artistic; great lovers; independent; natural leader who wants to make an impact on life; sociable; perceptive; high-spirited; elegant; conversant; dignified; judicious; business skills; happy; well dressed and well groomed; well read; drawn to philosophy and social thought; does well outside their place of birth or in foreign countries; handy; incline toward more physical expressions of art such as sculpture; printmaking; competent designer.  


Unfavorable: Smug; conceited; easily bored; self centered; attracted to exciting yet negligent mates; quarrelsome; critical; too quick to challenge someone’s point of view; corrupt; amoral; may not focus enough on saving money. 


It is one of the brightest star in the sky. The name Chitra translates as “brilliant.” In the astrology chart, Chitra bridges the signs of virgo and libra. The ruling deity of this star is Vishvakarma, the celestial architect who bestow the ability to create new things out of nothing. Those born under this nakshatra are fasinated by form of beauty, art and culture. Chitra gives the ability to attract the opposite sex, especially the padas within libra. This nakshatra seeks harmony and perfection, but imbalance often lead to indulgence or fanatical behavior. People born under Chitra nakshatra attempt to appear oderly on the surface, yet underneath they may be disheveled of frustrated. This star can bring doubt or uncertainty, but also give flashes of inspiration and remarkable perception.