Purva Phalguni (133°20′ to 146°40′ Leo)

purva phalguni nakshatra

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 deity: Bhaga – the god of good fortune and prosperity.  


Favorable: Creative; intelligent, active; charming; sincere; leadership skills; carefree; focus is on the body; physical approaches to healing; open minded; sweet speech; generous; wants fame and attention; faithful to issues and those they believe in; mystical nature; spokesperson; aristocratic; cultured; refined; gifted in the fine arts; youthful; exuberant; loving; good relationships. 


Unfavorable: Vanity; indulgent; impulsive mind; severe; promiscuous nature; narcissism; reckless; focused on getting what they want; spends carelessly – creates debt; addictive personality; hates being uncomfortable; needs stimulation; becomes depressed if do not get what they want; vindictive; lack of planning; unmotivated.


Purva Phalguni is represented bu the front legs of a bed, which signify rest, rejuvenation and pleasure. The ruling deity Bhaga the God of delight, bestows affection and sexual passion. Venus the planetary ruler of this nakshatra brings an appreciation for relationships, beauty and luxury. Purva Phalguni is the most theatrical and carefree of the nakshatras. Those born under this nakshatra desire recognition for their accomplishments, yet they must be cautiouus of laziness or pretentious behavior. This is truly a star of relaxation, recreation and sometimes vanity. Purva Phalguni gives the energy of renewal and contentment through the love of art and creativity.