Purvashadha (253°20′ to 266°40′ Sagittarius)
General Characteristics: agreeable spouse, a proud nature, strong attachment to friends.
Translation: The undefeated or unsubdued.
Symbol: A fan or a winnowing basket (used to separate grain from its husk), a bed or an elephant tusk.
Animal Symbol: Male monkey
Ruling Planet: Venus
Nature: Manushya (human)
Presiding deity: Apas – representing the cosmic waters deified as God.
Favorable: Artistic; good-looking; influential – influences many; well-liked; polite; faithful to friends; intelligent; good manager but prefers to be in service; valuable employee; simple life; supportive; courageous; humble; influential; wealth; loves good meals; has a enjoyable relationship with spouse; capable of having many children; truth-seeking; changeable.
Unfavorable: Egotistical; inflexible; superiority complex; others regard them as crude or immature; angry; not open to advice; have low-paying and hardworking jobs; incompetent manager; bouts of loud and disturbing behavior; lacking in education or preparation; dictatorial; obstinate; leave behind partners when they can not keep up with their ability to change; settles for less.
These stars are easily visible in the night sky and are thought to resemble a fan. People born under this star have an optimistic and independent nature. They feel invincible and believe they cannot lose. The ruling deity, Apas, brings a strong connection with the element of water. Thus, Purvashada is associated with fluidity and power. Those born under this nakshatra have the capacity to inspire and energize others. Yet they must be aware of mental aggression and confrontation. Purvashada also has a reputation for starting battles and produces fearlessness.