Pushya (93°20′ to 106°40′ Cancer)

Pushya nakshatra

General Characteristics: In control of passions, well liked, learned in various subjects, rich and fond of doing charitable acts.  

Translation: To provide nourishment  

Symbol: The udder of a cow, Flower, a circle, an arrow  

Animal Symbol: A ram  

Ruling Planet: Saturn  

Nature: Deva (god-like)  

Presiding deity: Brihaspati, the planet Jupiter, lord of sacred speech and prayer  


Favorable: Hard working; creative; tolerant of pain; intelligent; learned; liked by many; spiritual; intuitive wisdom; helps others; make good advisors and public servants; independent; interested in education and humanitarian causes; philanthropic; socially adept; make people feel wanted; selfless; good finances; respected; moderate; have spiritual practice; passionate and defensive about the things they believe in.  


Unfavorable: Stubborn; selfish; arrogant; overly talkative; dogmatic; fundamentalist; overly sensitive; doubtful of their worth due to what others say about them; devotion can turn to victimization; get defrauded by believing in the wrong people; insecurities inhibit growth.


The symbol of this nakshatra is udder of a cow, again representing nourishment. The cow is revered in the vedic tradition and is a symbol of fertility and productivity. Brihaspati ( an aspect of jupiter ) is the ruling deity of pushya, who bestows qualities of benevolence, while saturn the ruling planet brings commitment and practicality. People born under this star have strong sense of family, home and community as well as an affinity for good food and social enjoyment. They need a balanced approach of life or they may become too comfortable or rigid. Pusya is the most benign of all stars and is considered a favorable nakshatra for spiritual pursuits. Those born under this star are dependable, generous, protective and calm.