Dhanishta (293°20′ to 300°00′ Capricorn to 300°00′ to 306°40′ Aquarius)

Dhanishta nakshatra

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; earns a good living; charitable giving; brave; does well in foreign countries; lives on both spiritual and material levels; liberal; compassionate; bold; good conversationalist; enjoys music and dance; good organizational abilities; ambitious; concerned with accomplishments and developing their careers; likes old and mystifying things; skilled in astrology.  


Unfavorable: Aggressive; ruthless; inconsiderate; worried; can hurt others; makes up stories; lies; withholds information; don’t like to be told what to do; argumentative; too talkative; select incompatible companions; lusts after material; careless; sexual difficulties; delayed/denied marriage; wants everything for themselves; covetous of other’s success; self absorbed; narcissistic.  

In astrology, Dhanishta bridges the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius. This nakshatra is associated with a musical drum and is referred to as the star of symphony. People born under this nakshatra often have natural music abilities and also experience good rhythm and timing in all aspects of life. There is an adventurous nature and a desire to travel associated with Dhanishta. The ruling deities, the eight Vasus, bestow a variety of personality traits that are reflected in the ability to live a good and prosperous life. People born under Dhanishta are insightful, charitable and have the capacity to unite people for a common purpose.