Shravana (280°00′ to 293°20′ Capricorn)

shravana nakshatra

Shravana Nakshatra

General Characteristics: Prosperous, learned, liberal-minded spouse, riches, wide-fame.  

Translation: To hear.  

Symbol: An ear, three footprints in an uneven row, a trident. Animal Symbol: Female Monkey  

Ruling Planet: Moon

Nature: Deva (god like)  

Presiding deity: Vishnu preserver of the universe.  


Favorable: Cordial in business; intelligent; success in foreign lands; lives a prosperous; balanced and modest life; ethical; studies scriptures and ancient knowledge; kind; drawn to working for social and humanitarian causes – good writers and teachers; helps others transform their lives; has a good marriage and a helpful partner; good speech; fame in the world; wealth; creative; quick learner; kind; charitable; knowledge to transcend the material world.  

Unfavorable: Giving nature can lead to debts and poverty; overly open-minded; unyielding nature; extreme views concerning ethics; develop opposition or even adversaries; hypersensitive; enemies due to issues with jealousy; gossips.  


The word Shravana translates as “hearing” and the symbol of this star is the ear. This is a nakshatra of listening and learning. Just as ancient cultures passed on knowledge through oral traditions, so also people born under Shravana have a great ability to obtain knowledge through listening. The media and communication field are also associated with this nakshatra. Those born under Shravana constantly seek wisdom and often travel to foreign countries to further their education. These people have great focus for obtaining goals and complete all the projects they begin.