BIRTH STARS – NAKSHATRA

BIRTH  STARS

What is a Nakshatra (Birth star)?

Hindu astrology has a unique system of prediction that is based on the position of the moon in a given Nakshatra (constellation). Just as the units used for measuring the distance is miles or kilometers in the same way the space (Akash Mandal) is measured in terms of Nakshatras (group of stars). There are twenty-seven Nakshatras in all. Each one of them covers 13 degrees and 20 minutes of the zodiac. Each Nakshatra is the head of a particular group of stars. A forecast based on the transit/ correlation/ inter – relation of planets in relation to the Nakshatras are more accurate than the results predicted on the basis of any other system.

The concept of Nakshatra is exclusive only to Vedic astrology, and is known to give much more accurate results. Nakshatras are the backbone of astrology and were taken into account even before Sign system was considered. Nakshatras are considered throughout the astrological analysis.

What does the Nakshatra got to do with you?

The zodiac is divided into 27 Nakshatra zones. Therefore, while navigating across the zodiac, the Moon has to pass through one of the Nakshatras. When you were born, the Nakshatra in which the Moon was situated at that time is called your “Janma Nakshatra” (Birth star). Accurate predictions can be made after ascertaining your Janma Nakshatra. You can exploit opportunities through proper interpretation of the Nakshatra. Similarly, you can ward off the negatives if you take corrective measures. Nakshatras are also associated with colors, symbols, deities; gemstones etc. Now know your Nakshatra and its characteristics…

Ashwini (0°00′ – 13°30′ Aries)

Each star we see in the night sky is a burning hot sun, much like our own Sun. In astronomy, the twin stars that make up the nakshatra of Ashwini are called Alpha Arietis and Beta Arietis. Indeed, the ruling deities for Ashwini star in Vedic Astrology are the divine twin physicians – the Ashwini Kumaras. While people born under Ashwini may traditionally take up a career in medicine, they also innately carry a healing energy and their ability to heal others through prayer is greatly enhanced. The Ashwini Kumaras have a youthful appearance and bestow this ageless presence along with a charming innocence to those born under Ashwini. The symbol for this star is a horse’s head, which signifies power, dignity and swiftness. As the first star in the cycle of the nakshatras, Ashwini carries the energy of beginnings. Those born under Ashwini hold the ability to initiate or pioneer ideas and activities. They must be cautious as not to begin something they cannot finish. Ashwini is known as the quickest of all nakshatras and behaves in a direct and to-the-point manner. Just like an untamed horse, they can be confident and independent but do not like to be told what to do. Ashwini gives focus to self-improvement and wants to feel unique among its peers. This is a spontaneous star with active intelligence and sincerity.

General Characteristics: Gentle and personable manners; handsome appearance; talented and intelligent; skilled in work
Translation: ”Born of a Horse” or “Horsewoman”
Symbol: A Horse’s Head
Animal Symbol: A Male Horse
Presiding Deity: Ashwini Kumaras, the golden armored horse-headed twins of ancient Vedic lore who performed many miracles as the physicians of the celestial gods.
Controlling Planet: Ketu
Ruling Deity of Ketu: Ganesha
Nature: Deva (God-like)
Mode: Active
Number: 1
Gender: Male
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Sattwa
Element: Earth
Disposition: Moveable
Bird: Wild Eagle
Tree:
Common Name: Nuxvomica Tree
Botanical Name: Strychnosnuxvomica
Seed Sounds: Chu, Che, Cho, La (see Padas of Ashwini)
Also related to Planets: Mars, as ruler of the Aries; and Sun, as it is exalted in the 1st Pada of Ashwini.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Ashwini:

Padas:

First Pada: 00°00′ – 03°19′ of Aries
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Chu
Keyword: Driven
Second Pada: 0320′ – 06°39′ of Aries
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Che
Keyword: Luxury
Third Pada: 06°40′ – 09°59′ of Aries
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Cho
Keyword: Sharp Mind
Fourth Pada: 10°00′ – 13°19′ of Aries
Ruled by Moon
Soul Sound: La
Keyword: Empathetic

 

Strength: Youthful; ageless; filled with agility; fearless; direct; competent worker; motivation to initiate new activities; intelligent; self-sufficient; natural healer; helpful; moderate habits; well dressed; good finances; attractive; powerful; intuitive; idealistic; spiritually inclined; adventurous; independent; strong; powerful; charming; playful nature;loves family; nurturer; traveler; drawn to activities of healing or self-improvement.

Weakness: Hastiness in action compromises efficiency; impulsive; does not take advice well; desire to pursue new experiences in life causes a weakness in finishing things; aggressive; stubborn; wants to do things their own way; disappointed when things do not go as planned; dissatisfied; arrogant; lack of mental quietude; overly passionate.

Professions: Motivational trainers, campaign managers, promotional jobs, athletes, sports related professions, equestrianrelated industry, airplane/auto/boat/horse racers, military, law enforcement, engineering, jewelers, medical professions, healing professions, pharmacist, relationship therapist, counselors, herbalist, physically adventurous fields, explorer, researchers, contractors, stunt men/women, gardeners.

Famous Ashwinis: Pamela Anderson, Celine Dion, Warren Harding, John Adams

Favorable Activities: Starting activities or projects, beginning spiritual practices, laying foundations, planting seeds, health and fitness programs, engagement (but not weddings), travel, shopping, house warming

Unfavorable Activities: Marriage or conjugal bliss, completing activities, consumption of alcohol, relaxation, emotional or sexual activities

Sacred Energy Vortex: Sri Bhava Aushadeeswarar Temple

The sacred temple that resonates with the Ashwini star is located in a village called Thiruthuraipoondi in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born under Ashwini star should visit this temple as frequently as possible.

The name “Sri Bhava Aushadeeswarar” temple refers to a form of Lord Shiva. “Sri” is a mantra giving respect and good fortune, “Bhava” means state of mind and “Aushadeeswara” means Lord of medicine who cures disease. Sri Bhava Aushadeeswarar temple is a sacred vortex filled with disease-curing energy.

People born under the Ashwinistar should perform a pooja or abishekam with sacred herbs (there are 64 elementary herbal substances) on their Ashwini day in order to strengthen their inner light and healing capabilities. People born under other stars can also receive healing benefits to recover from illness by performing a pooja or abishekam on Tuesday, Saturday, Ashwini star day. These rituals also benefit the holy waters surrounding the temple and create medicinal qualities in the temple pond, streams, lakes and surrounding vegetation. It is beneficial for visitors to take a holy bath in the temple pond and receive the blessings for health benefits.

 

Bharani (Cherishing, supporting, & nurturing) (13°20′ – 26°40′ Aries)

In modern astronomy, Bharani is comprised of three stars in the constellation of Aries: 35-Arietes, 39-Arietes, and 41-Arietes. Bharani is an extremely hot star, containing a tremendous amount of fire energy. In the Vedic tradition, there are several qualities of the fire element and Bharani is the sacred quality that is initially present when fire is first ignited.Those born under this starhave the potential to rule due to their fire-burning energy.Bharani is extreme in nature,exploring any direction it chooses, either puritanical or sinful. Therefore, those born under this star oscillate between opposite ends of the spectrums.Bharani is the foundation of Venusian energy among the nakshatras giving it tremendous occult knowledge.The main symbol for this star is the yoni or female sexual organs, which signify creativity, sexuality and the cycle of birth and death. Just like the womb, Bharani is a sacred place of nurturing and growth with the power to quickly manifest.Bharani natives have a strong character and can withstand the transformations of life. Their naivet enables them to learn and gather information, but it may distract them from finishing what they begin.This nakshatra is one of the most enthusiastic and eager, yet can be challenging to understand.

General Characteristics: Capable, truthful,and successful in work or profession; free from diseases and grief.
Translation: ”The Woman who Bears”
Symbol: The Yoni, Female Reproductive Organs
Animal Symbol: The Elephant
Presiding deity: Yama, the God of Death
Controlling Planet: Venus
Ruling Deity of Venus: Lakshmi
Nature: Manushya (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 2 (relates to feminine qualities)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Rajas
Element: Earth
Disposition: Fierce
Bird: Crow
Tree:
Common Name: Amla
Botanical Name: Emblica officinalis
Seed Sounds: Lee, Lu, Lay, Lo (see Padas of Bharani)
Also related to Planets: Mars, as ruler of the Aries

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Bharani:

Padas:

First Pada: 13°20′ – 16°39′ of Aries
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Lee
Keyword: Will Power
Second Pada: 16°40′ – 19°59′ of Aries
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Lu
Keyword: Altruism
Third Pada: 20°00′ – 23°19′ of Aries
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Lay
Keyword: Harmonize
Fourth Pada: 23°20′ – 26°39′ of Aries
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Lo
Keyword: Uninhibited

 

Favorable: Clever; creative, artistic, materialistic, able to perform tasks quickly; delights in new experiences; dutiful; loyal to family and friends; courageous approach; spontaneous; good health and longevity; talented in profession; leadership – successful in public life; satisfied.

Unfavorable: Overburdened; restless; amoral; fickle; too clever; resists control and restraint; stubborn; childlike; vulnerable; vigor troubles others; needs discipline; irritable; impatient; potential to burnout; has too much to do; unable to pace themselves; sexually indulgent; vane; moralist.

Professions: Working with children (teaching, child-care, etc.), gynecologist, midwife, fertility specialist, fields associated with death, mortician, estate planning, homicide detective, obituary writers, funeral services, fields related to sexuality, entertainment, models, exotic or sex workers, judges, hotel industry, catering, veterinarian, fire fighter, surgeons, photographers, occultists, judges, positions of extreme secrecy, geophysics, earthquake and volcano experts.

Famous Bharanis: Carl Jung, Edgar Cayce, Elton John, Karl Marx, Zachary Taylor, James A. Garfield, Imelda Marcos

Favorable Activities: Creative and spontaneous activities,austerities, spiritual practices, filing a lawsuit/divorce,activities requiring severe action, fertility studies, activities requiring fire, competition, campaigning.

Unfavorable Activities: Business transactions, signing contracts, negotiations, doctor appointments, beauty treatments, shopping, travel, gentle activities.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Nalladai Sri Agneeswarar Temple

The temple in India that resonates with the Bharani star is located in a village called Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is called as “Sri Agneeswarar” temple referring to a form of Lord Shiva. “Sri” is a mantra giving respect and good fortune and “Agneeswarar” means Lord of fire. People born under the Bharani star should visit this sacred energy vortex during their lifetime.

Incredible blessings come to those people born under Bharani who perform a fire ritual at the Bharani energy vortex of Nalladai Sri Agneeswarar Temple. The Siddhas say that if the fire ritual is conducted without the assistance of matchstick, but started instead with pure pipal wood, the person would be able to gain the divine blessings. This type of fire is known as Bharani Arani as it originates from the world of the Fire God.

Saint Mirugandu conducted a fire ritual on Bharani star day and formed this sacred fire of Bharani Arani. The ashes of this fire, along with the silk clothes of the King were presented to Sri Agneeswarar at this sacred shrine. It is said that if a fire ritual is performed on Bharani star day, with the grace of the guru, benefic effects will manifest a thousand fold. This will invoke the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.

People born under all stars would gain the maximum benefits of wealth and power by conducting a fire ritual here on the Bharani star day, but Bharani natives in particular, could ignite their capacity to rule.

Krittika (26°40′ Aries to 10° Taurus)

In the night sky, Krittikais visible as a cluster of seven stars known as the Pleiades. In Vedic astrology, Krittika resides in the sign of Aries as well as Taurus. The name Krittika translates as, “one who cuts” and the symbol is a razor or sharp object. Thus, a critical nature with both creative and destructive tendencies is displayed by this star. Krittika is also represented by the element of fire as the presiding deity is Agni, the god of fire. Those born under this star are combative with a fiery disposition. The Sun is the ruling planet, which also signifies fire and at the highest level, purification. Krittika natives have an adventurous spirit and are constantly looking to fuel their fire with new information and experiences.Physical activity and an energetic demeanor are characteristic of those born under this nakshatra. Kartikeya (Muruga), who was raised by the seven wives (the stars of Pleiades) of the seven sages, is also associated with Krittika. There is a nurturing quality to this star, which is often hidden behind a tough exterior.Those born under this nakshatra are commonly involved with teaching or universities. They may have a sharp tongue and dislike imperfection, yet they have amazing will power, independence and the capacity to support others. This is a star of courage, awareness and purification.

General Characteristics: Determined to achieve greatness; tenacious will; sharp, cutting and penetrating by nature.
Translation: ”The Cutter”
Symbol: Razor, Axe, or Flame
Animal Symbol: Female Sheep
Presiding deities: Agni, the God of Fire and Lord Muruga (Kartikeya)
Controlling Planet: Sun
Ruling Deity of Sun: Shiva
Nature: Rakshasa (Demon)
Mode: Active
Number: 3
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Rajas
Element: Earth
Disposition: Mixed (both sharp and soft)
Bird: Peacock
Tree:
Common Name: Fig
Botanical Name: Ficusracemosa
Seed Sounds: Ah, Ee, Oo, Ay (see Padas of Kriitika)
Also related to Planets: Mars, as ruler of the Aries; Venus, as the ruler of Taurus

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Krittika:

Padas:

First Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Aries
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Ah
Keyword: Exploratory
Second Pada 00°00′ – 03°19′ of Taurus
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Ee
Keyword: Material
Third Pada 03°20′ – 06°39′ of Taurus
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Oo
Keyword: Humanitarian
Fourth Pada 06°40′ – 09°59′ of Taurus
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Ay
Keyword: Creative Manifestation

 

Favorable: Famous within their group;respectable leader; attractive appearance;dignified; self-motivated; ambitious; confident; courageous;unshakable determination; goal oriented; materialistic; ability to acquire possessions; great pride in what they do; honors commitment; straight forward; peaceful nature; bright; strong appetite.

Unfavorable: Unstable mind; changeable; vacillating; stubborn; dissatisfied; impatient; responds too strongly to challenges; sets goals or expectations too high; overextends their health with constant activity; nervous; excitable; aggressive; passive-aggressive; difficulties with food and eating; gluttonous; motivated by desire; child-like nature.

Professions: Positions of authority or management, generals, critics, teachers, university occupations, lawyers, judges, technical professions, any field related to sharp objects such as knives or swords, fencing, archer, blacksmith, jeweler, surgeon, professions involving explosives or fire, fire fighter, police, military, miners, cooks, rehabilitation specialist, motivational trainer, ceramics, spiritual teacher, hair stylist, tailor, work in orphanages.

Famous Krittikas: Bill Clinton, Ronald Regan, Mick Jagger, Gregory Peck, Bob Dylan, Frida Kahlo

Favorable Activities: Starting new projects, activities requiring courage, initiative or honesty, military tactics, sudden changes, breaking old habits, activities requiring fire or heat, beginning education, debating, cooking, sewing, and favorable for many activities.

Unfavorable Activities: Diplomacy, social activities, relaxation, or activities involving water.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Kanjhanaaharam Sri GhatraSundareswarar

The temple which is most significant for Krittika star is located in the village of Kanjhanaaharam, near Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu, India. This shrine is the most auspicious temple for those born under Krittika and they should visit this shrine to make offerings to Lord Shiva.

At this sacred vortex, Lord Shiva appears in the form of Sri Kathra Sundareswarar. The word Kathra translates as “to endure with eminent capability.” Lord Shiva was in a state of stillness while performing Kathra Jyoti Yoga. Goddess Parvati offered a golden tender coconut while performing penance which allowed Shiva to attain deep serenity. It was in this deep state of Kathra Jyoti Yoga that Shiva emerged as Sri Kathra Jyoti Peruman and Goddess Parvati arose from the gold tender coconut as Sri Tungabala Sthanambighai. Karthika Sundareswarar has the ability to produce six brilliant lights known as Karthigam light, through which Lord Muruga originated.

The Goddess, Sri Tungabla Sthanambighai, is personified at this sacred temple with the Keera Sathra parrot on her left should. This parrot chants the Vedas and the gives darshan known asVedmirtha Keeran. It is auspicious for girls of a mature age to receive this darshan before entering marriage. In addition, water from the sacred river Tungabhatra should be used to perform an abhishekam for the Goddess. Those who visit this temple and make offerings can release the negative effects of evil eyes cast upon them as well as appease challenging eighth house planetary transits.

Those born under Krittika star should offer ghee lamps in earthen pots and silk clothes to the poor people at the temple. As the star Krittika gained its brightness at this shrine, offering prayers on the Krittika star day brings prosperity.

Rohini(10°00′ to 23°20′ Taurus)

Rohini is located entirely within the constellation of Taurus. In the night sky, it is comprised of the bright star known as Aldebaran (Alpha-Tauri). The name Rohini translates as the “Reddish One” which signifies the passionate and abundant warmth of this star. The symbol of an ox cart reflects commerce, fertility, and the ability to carry goods or ideas. Brahma, the God of Creation, is the ruling deity who provides Rohini with a creative and materialistic nature. People born under Rohini have great charisma and use their charm to get the attention of others. The fertile nature of this star helps those born under Rohini to achieve their goals as they have the capacity to express thoughts and materialize creations. The planetary influence of the Moon and Venus give this nakshatra the feminine qualities of receptivity and nourishment. Those born under Rohini have strong family values and an affinity for beauty, art and luxury.

 

General Characteristics: Truthful; generous; handsome; polite in conversation; unwavering views and thoughts; focused on spiritual liberation
Translation: ”Reddish One” or “Growing One”
Symbol: An Ox Cart; Chariot
Animal Symbol: A Male Serpent
Presiding Deity: Brahma, the Creator of the Universe
Controlling Planet: Moon
Ruling Deity of Moon: Parvati
Nature: Manusha (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 4 (relates to the material world)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Rajas
Element: Earth
Disposition: Fixed, Permanent (Dhruva)
Bird: Owl
Tree:
Common Name: Jamun
Botanical Name: Syzigium cumin
Seed Sounds: O, Va, Vi, Vu (see Padas of Rohini)
Also related to Planets: Venus, as ruler of the Taurus.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Rohini:

Padas:

First Pada 10° 00′ to 13° 20′ Taurus
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: O
Keyword: Passion
Second Pada 13° 20′ to 16° 40′ Taurus
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Va
Keyword: Abundance
Third Pada 16° 40′ to 20° 00′ Taurus
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: Vi
Keyword: Resilience
Fourth Pada 20° 00′ to 23° 20′ Taurus
Ruled by: Moon
Soul Sound: Vu
Keyword: Comfort

 

Strength: Lovely appearance; attractive; charming; responsible; helpful; friendly; truthful; healthy; socialite; gentle; comforting; soothing voice; morally oriented; good communicator and listener; inner strength; affects others; balanced mind; fixed in purpose; well-educated; financially strong; dutiful to the family; gifted at arts.

Weakness: Materialistic; manipulative; pampered; deceptive; takes advantage of others; sexually or sensually indulgent; critical of others; possessive; jealous; overly sensitive; variable in nature; addictive; indecisive.

Professions: Farming, agriculture, professions for growing and processing food, botanists, herbalists, artists, musicians, entertainment industry, cosmetic industry, beauticians, sex therapists, jewelers, gemstone dealer, interior decorator, banker, transportation business, tourism, automobile industry, oil and petroleum, textile industry, shipping industry, packaging and distribution, and any profession connected with aquatic products and liquids.

Famous Rohinis: Krishna, Queen Victoria, Barak Obama, Charlie Chaplin

Favorable Activities: Initiating or beginning anything, healing, self-reflection and improvement, gardening, farming, spending time in nature, travel, marriage, romance and sexual activity, creating structure for material world, buying clothes, jewels, vehicles, financial matters and trading.

Unfavorable Activities: Favorable for most activities with the exception of death and destruction.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Kanchipuram Sri Pandava Dhootha Sri Krishna Perumal

The temple that holds the greatest significance for Rohini star is located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. This temple is also in close proximity to the Kumarakkottam Sri Murugan temple as well as the Sri Kamakshi Amman temple.

Rohini Devi attained enlightenment by offering prayers to Lord Krishna with complete devotion. Each of the 27 nakshatras is a wife of the Moon, but Rohini Devi was the very first to marry the Moon. She received this marriage blessing after standing on one toe of her right foot for eons at the Thaanthreeswarar Temple. Rohini also made offerings and prayers to Lord Krishna at the Sri Pandava Dhootha Sri Krishna temple in Kanchipuram. After this Rohini, received true insight and divine realization with the darshan of Lord Krishna, who embodied the entire universe.

The Mahabharatha tells the story of Duriyodhana, who was trying to cunningly overpower Lord Krishna. Duriyodhana attempted to trick Lord Krishna so that he could easily kill him. Lord Krishna, a master of illusion, played along, but before Duriyodhana could trick him, Lord Krishna revealed his true cosmic nature in the form of Sri Pandava Dhootha Perumal. Lord Krishna sits 30 feet tall at this auspicious temple and bestows his grace while embodying the whole universe.

Those born under Rohini star should visit this temple at least once in their lifetime to make offerings to Lord Krishna. It is recommended to offer food to the poor people at the temple as a remedy for karma with friends and family. Krishna’s favorite foods include Adai (rice cakes), Murukku (rice donut) and Seedai (rice, coconut and sesame sweet). It is also suggested to walk around the temple, from the left to the right, and carry a ghee lamp as a remedy to relieve sorrow. This is a temple of abundance and visiting on Rohini Day or Ashtami tithi will bring great benefits of prosperity.

 

Mrigashira (Face of the deer) (23°20′ Taurus to 6°40′ Gemini)

In the night sky, Mrigashira consists of four stars located in the constellation of Orion: Bellatrix (Gamma-Orionis), Pi2, Pi3, and Pi4-Orionis. Bellatrix is the brightest of these stars and is located on the right shoulder of Orion. These stars form the shape of a deer’s head, which is the symbol of Mrigashira. In the astrology chart, Mrigashira bridges the signs Taurus and Gemini. Those born under Mrigashira have a gentle, charming character and are constantly seeking knowledge. They have mental dexterity as well as a great capacity to comprehend information. They must be careful not to overextend themselves or become restless, thus physical movement is helpful in creating balance. Mrigashira is the most curious of the nakshatras and supports a good sense of humor. Mrigashira is a star of variety as people born under this star go through diverse experiences to find their authentic purpose in life.

General Characteristics: Driven and self-motivated; action-oriented; capable yet timid; talented in research and public speaking; spiritually intelligent; seeking liberation.
Translation: ”Deer’s Head” or “Benevolent”
Symbol: Antelope’s head
Animal Symbol: Female Serpent
Presiding Deity: Soma, the Moon God
Controlling Planet: Mars
Ruling Deity of Mars: Muruga
Nature: Devas (God-like)
Mode: Passive
Number: 5
Gender: Neutral
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Earth
Disposition: Soft, Mild, Tender (Mridu)
Bird: Hen
Tree:
Common Name: Milmesha
Botanical Name: Acacia catechu
Seed Sounds: Ve, Vo, Ka, Kee
Also related to Planets: Venus, as the ruler of Taurus; Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Mrigashira:

Padas:

First Pada 23° 20′ to 26° 40′ Taurus
Ruled by: Sun
Soul Sound: Ve
Keyword: Expressive
Second Pada 26° 40′ to 30° 00′ Taurus
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: Vo
Keyword: Discernment
Third Pada 00° 00′ to 3° 20′ Gemini
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Ka
Keyword: Social
Fourth Pada 3° 20′ to 6° 40′ Gemini
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: Kee
Keyword: Intellectual

 

Strengths: Strong sense of individuality; sharp intellect; ability to learn quickly; natural leader; hard worker; action-oriented; witty; clever; hopeful; curious; inquisitive; eager to acquire more knowledge; perceptive; sensitive; amicable; peaceful; enthusiastic; gains pleasures in life; enjoys singing, writing, speaking; articulate; enjoys debates and arguments; has many friends and romantic interests; sensual; affluent; enjoys fine clothing and accessories.

Weaknesses: Impulsive; fickle; helpless; scattered; suspicious; unbalanced; seeks constant attention; lacks commitment; critical of others, yet sensitive to criticism; easily offended; exhausted from too much excitement; flirtatious; craves sensual pleasures and has multiple partnerships.

Famous Mrigashiras: Walter Mondale, Shirley Temple Black, Brooke Shields, Rodin, Doris Day, Goldie Hawn

Professions: Artists; vocalist; musicians; writers; poets; painters; philosophers; gemstone industry; products or materials related to earth; farmers; forestry; land developers; surveyor; cartographer; travelers; explorers; building contractors, business related to machinery or electronics; veterinarians and occupations related to pets; fashion and textile industry; sales representative; advertising; broadcaster; administration; clairvoyant, astrologers; teachers.

Favorable Activities: Art and creative pursuits; socializing and making new friends; sex; travel; exploration; pursuing education; moving to a new location; health and revitalization; gardening; advertising; spiritual initiations.

Unfavorable Activities: Harsh or aggressive action such as confrontation or combat; weddings, ceremonies; long term decisions.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Ennkann Sri Aadhi Narayana Perumal

The sacred shrine of Sri Aadhi Narayana Perumal is located in the village of Ennkann, near Koradacheri in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born under Mrigashira should worship this sacred shrine at least once during their lifetime.

The story of the Sri Aadhi Narayana Perumal temple begins with an emperor who was hunting animals in the forest. The emperor disturbed the meditation of Brihu Maharishi, who was performing penance. Brihu Maharishi decided to curse the emperor with a lion face and the only way for the emperor to overcome this curse was to follow a noble path.

The energy of the Sri Aadhi Narayana Perumal temple is known to attract the blessing of the mythical bird, Garuda, carrying Lord Vishnu as Lord Sri Aadhi Narayana Perumal. Brihu advised the emperor to create a festival to honor Lord Vishnu at this temple, in which he should carry Vishnu on the vehicle of a lion, a bull, a peacock, a swan and a sheep. The emperor followed Brihu’s guidance, he renovated the temple and he prayed to Vishnu at this sacred vortex. The emperor’s lion face disappeared and he joyfully began teaching devotional worship at the temple. He created a grand festival with 108 vehicles to carry Lord Vishnu. This festival began to attract distinguished people, architects and sculptors to the temple.

The auspicious energy of this temple can assist people with matters concerning their profession or job. It is beneficial to perform abhishekham on Mrigashira days, Vishnupati days, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Also, offering a sweet drink to the poor will help overcome anxiety and worry. It is advantageous to walk around this sacred shrine while carrying a ghee lamp. This is a remedy for relieving conflicts with enemies. People can also make an offering of sweet rice, milk and nuts to the poor to improve their reputation. And finally, anointing Garuda, the sacred bird, with butter along with sandalwood past for Vishnu is favorable for prosperity and health.

 

Arudra (The moist one) (6°40′ to 20°00′ Gemini)

In the night sky, Arudra is Betelguese (Alpha-Orion), the brightest star in the constellation Orion. In the astrology chart, Arudra is located entirely within the sign of Gemini. This nakshatra is represented by a teardrop, which can symbolize both sorrow and renewal. Those born under Arudra usually go through intense lessons to clear old patterns and gain new understanding. The ruling deity is Rudra, the God of Storms. He is a destructive aspect of Shiva who brings chaos and confusion. Rahu, the ruling planet of Arudra, also brings disorder and a thirst for knowledge. Those born under this nakshatra have an investigative mind and are oriented toward research. They are not afraid to voice opinions or use intimidation. The highest level of Arudra is transformation through cleansing. This is an extremely sensitive star that links mental ability to emotion.

General Characteristics: Motivated by desire; passionate researcher; exploratory mind and abstract thinker
Translation: ”The Moist One”, “Fresh”, “Green”
Symbol: Teardrop Diamond
Animal Symbol: Female Dog
Presiding Deity: Rudra, the God of Storms and Destruction.
Controlling Planet: Rahu
Ruling Deity of Rahu: Durga
Nature: Munushya (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 6
Gender: Female
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Water
Disposition: Sharp and Forceful (Tikshna)
Bird: Andril
Tree:
Common Name: Long Pepper
Botanical Name: Piper longum
Seed Sounds: Ku, Kha, Nga, Chha
Also related to Planets: Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Arudra:

Padas

First Pada 06° 40′ to 10° 00′ Gemini
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Ku
Keyword: Curiosity
Second Pada 10° 00′ to 13° 20′ Gemini
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Kha
Keyword: Material
Third Pada 13° 20′ to 16° 40′ Gemini
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Nga
Keyword: Research
Fourth Pada 16° 40′ to 20° 00′ Gemini
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Chha
Keyword: Compassionate

 

Strengths: Acts quickly, curious mind and craves knowledge; good memory; strong communication skills; truthful; compassionate toward those in pain; physical work is preferred over mental work; easily gains support from government; overcomes bad habits.

Weakness: Arrogant, ungrateful, mischievous, reckless, anti-social, causes trouble, self-serving, stubborn, critical, impolite, untruthful, poor financial planning , lust for material attainments, excessive indulgences, creates pain or agony for others, inconsiderate; reckless, abuses power.

Professions: Physical labor, electronics, computers, software engineers, electrical engineer, sound technicians, electronic music, , video game developer, special effects and 3-D technology, science fiction writers, linguist, photographers, philosopher, physicist, researcher, surgeon, pharmacist, works with poisonous substances, nuclear power industry , psychotherapist, neurologist; detective, sales specialist, analyst, politician, thieves, chess players.

Famous Arudras: Babe Ruth, F.D. Roosevelt, Humphrey Bogart, Jacques Cousteau, Venus Williams, Judy Garland, Frank Lloyd Wright

Favorable Activities: Destruction, confrontation, tearing down structures, managing difficult situations, research, getting rid of old things, breaking bad habits, addressing problems, and dissolving negativity.

Unfavorable Activities: Beginning a project or event; weddings and religious ceremonies; honoring someone; travel.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Tiruvadhirai Adhirampattinam SriAbhayavaratheeswarar

The sacred energy vortex which resonates with Arudra star is located near Pattukkottai in Tamil Nadu, India. People born under Arudra (Tiruvadhirai) star should worship at this temple at least once during their lifetime.

Adhiveeraraman, an emperor who was born under Arudra star, worshipped at this sacred energy vortex. He made offerings to the deities and repaired the temple structure of this shrine, thus the name of the temple became Adhirampattinam. This is a rare shrine for those born under Arudra star. The radiant light emitted from Lord Shiva’s third eye is known as Raivatha energy. Once a year, this light reaches the world. This occurs in the month of Markazhi on Arudra star day. It is referred to as Arudra Darshana day. In addition, the land receiving this light is known as Adhirampattinam.

Arudra, also known as Tiruvadhirai, is the star of Lord Shiva, while Shravana, known as Tiruvonam, is the star of Lord Vishnu. The prefix – thiru means “Sri” or “wealthy.” Lord Shiva has great compassion for people in need and he provides them with sanctuary in the universe during Pradosham and Arudra star days. The Arudra region of the universe is one such place where Shiva offers a safe haven during these days. In the sacred space of Arudra, if anyone commits an unethical deed, they must learn devotion as a means to rectify their deed with the grace of Lord Sri Abhayavaradhesswarar.

Those born under this star can visit Adhirampattinam on Arudra star days and Mondays to offer food, almonds, pumpkin, cumin, and jackfruit to the poor at this temple. This offering will relieve problems caused by the movement of malefic planets.

 

Purnarvasu (Being good again and again) (20° Gemini to 3°20′ Cancer)

Purnarvasu consists of two bright stars known as Castor (Alpha-Geminorium) and Pollux (Beta-Geminorium). These two stars are significant for those born under Purnarvasu as life lessons will often unfold in pairs. In astrology, Purnarvasu extends from the zodiac sign of Gemini into the sign of Cancer. “Punar” means repeat and “vasu” means ray of light, thus Purnarvasu translates as “becoming light again.” The symbol for this nakshatra is a quiver of arrows, which is associated with the ability to strive toward a desire or ambition. Purnarvasu brings harmony after the chaos of the storm. There is a sense of renewing creative pursuits and beginning with a fresh new idea. The ruling deity is Aditi, the goddess of abundance and the mother of all godly beings. Aditi gives a sensitive and nurturing quality to this nakshatra. Jupiter is the ruling planet and bestows optimism and an interest in higher learning. Purnarvasu is a star of accommodation and people born under this nakshatra are often homebodies with a strong sense of safety.

General Characteristics: Devout; good- natured; quiet; patient; noble; lives in comfort; intellectual and spiritual in wisdom.
Translation: ”Good Again” or “Wealthy Again”
Symbol: Bow and Quiver of Arrows
Animal Symbol: Female Cat
Presiding Deity: Aditi, the Goddess of Harvest.
Controlling Planet: Jupiter
Ruling Deity of Jupiter: Shiva
Nature: Devas (God-like)
Mode: Passive
Number: 7 (relates to balance and harmony)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Satwic
Element: Water
Disposition: Movable (Chara)
Bird: Swan
Tree:
Common Name: Bamboo
Botanical Name: Bambusa bambos
Seed Sounds: Kay, Ko, Ha, Hee
Also related to Planets: Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini; Moon, as the ruler of Cancer.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Purnarvasu

Padas:

First Pada 20° 00′ to 23° 20′ Gemini
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: Kay
Keyword: Innovation
Second Pada 23° 20′ to 26° 40′ Gemini
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Ko
Keyword: Materialistic
Third Pada 26° 40′ to 30° 00′ Gemini
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: Ha
Keyword: Intellectual
Fourth Pada 00° 00′ to 3° 20′ to Cancer
Ruled by: Moon
Soul Sound: Hee
Keyword: Nurturing

 

Strengths: Good hearted, kind, considerate, friendly, content, nurturing, generous, easily makes connections with others, profound imagination, lives in the moment, prefers simplicity, religious inclination, interest in philosophy and spirituality, purification for spiritual development, strength in communications field, good writers and inspirational speakers, involved in successful projects.

Weakness: Fickle, indecisive, critical, an over-simplified approach to life leads to lack of intelligence, focus on spirituality creates a lack of material drive, lack of foresight brings complications, frequent changes in living situation, unstable relationships, multiple career changes, ill health, over-intellectualizes life, easily bored.

Professions: Tourism, Travel industry, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Trade Industry, Construction, Architecture, Civil Engineers, Scientist, Teachers, Writers, Esoteric Studies, Philosophers, Ministers, Historians, Antique Dealers, Newspaper Industry, Landlord, Building Manager, Maintenance Services, Pilots, Astronauts, Couriers, Artisans, Innovators, Archery, Jobs that require using your hands.

Famous Punarvasus: Bob Hope, Jerry Brown, Ramana Maharshi, Paul Simon.

Favorable Activities: Fresh start for relationships, projects, and activities; weddings; healing; beginning education; beginning construction or laying a foundation; travelling; pilgrimages; agriculture and gardening; imagination; spirituality; meditation; teaching, working with children, buying a home or vehicle.

 

Unfavorable Activities: Giving or receiving a loan; legal matters, conflict or aggressive action.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Vaaniyambadi Sri Adhidheeswarar

The energy vortex associated with Purnarvasu star is located in the North Arcot District near Vellore in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born in the star of Purnarvasu should visit this sacred shrine at least once in their lifetime.

Lord Brahma performed fire rituals that caused Goddess Saraswati to lose her oratorical abilities. She performed penance and held great concentration to regain her voice. Goddess Saraswati took the form of Goddess Vani and received assistance from her teacher, Hayagreeva. Lord Shiva commanded Vani to use her glorious voice and sing to him. Thus, the temple is known as Vaaniyambadi. It is at this temple that higher learning and philosophy can be completed in the blink of an eye through the grace of Lord Shiva. This temple is an auspicious site for wisdom.

In the sacred shrine at Vaaniyampadi, Goddess Kalaivani Sri Saraswati Devi incarnated as a woman who cooked for Lord Shiva. On each Purnarvasu star day and Full Moon day, she performed an abhishekham to Lord Shiva and offered white flowers to Goddess Saraswati. Those born under Purnarvasu star should feed a hungry person and offer prayers to Sri Annpoornai Devi every day. They can offer the food directly to the people or through charities. In addition, these people can offer food to unannounced guests or travelers. This includes offering food to ancestors and pilgrims. Feeding ancestors allows the next generation to prosper and is a good way to prevent family problems.

Purnarvasu day is a time of growth and is also a powerful day for teachers to walk around the temple at Vaaniyampadi, from left to right. They can also perform an abhishekham for Lord Sri Adhidheeswarar and Goddess Sri Saraswati. Teachers and those in hotel management should offer prayers for increasing potential in their careers. Offering food on Purnarvasu days, Pradosham days, Shivaratri and Wednesdays will benefit the progress of children in education.

Pushya (To provide nourishment) (3°20′ to 16°40′ Cancer)

Pushya is located entirely in the Zodiac sign of Cancer and is comprised of the stars: Theta-, Gamma- and Eta-Cancri. Pushya is translated as “nourisher” which expresses the essence of this star. The symbol of this nakshatra is the 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 a strong sense of family, home and community as well as an affinity for good food and social enjoyment. They need a balanced approach to life or they may become too comfortable or rigid. Pushya 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.

General Characteristics: Knowledgeable in a variety of subjects; admired; in control of passions; wealthy and fond of performing charitable deeds.
Translation: ”Nourisher”
Symbol: The udder of a cow; Flower; Circle
Animal Symbol: A Goat
Presiding Deity: Brihaspati, a form of Jupiter who is the God of Sacred Speech and Prayer.
Controlling Planet: Saturn
Ruling Deity of Saturn: Hanuman
Nature: Devas (God-like)
Mode: Passive
Number: 8
Gender: Male
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Water
Disposition: Light and swift
Bird: Sea Crow
Tree:
Common Name: Sacred Fig
Botanical Name: Ficus religiosa
Seed Sounds Hoo, He, Ho, Dah
Also related to Planets: Moon, as the ruler of Cancer; and Jupiter, as Brihaspati – the presiding deity.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Pushya
Padas

First Pada 3° 20′ to 6° 40′ Cancer
Ruled by: Sun
Soul Sound: Hoo
Keyword: Achievement
Second Pada 6° 40′ to 10° 00′ Cancer
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: He
Keyword: Service
Third Pada 10° 00′ to 13° 20′ Cancer
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Ho
Keyword: Luxury
Fourth Pada 13° 20′ to 16° 40′ Cancer
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: Dah
Keyword: Esoteric

 

Strengths: Spiritual, intuitive, intelligent, learned, passionate, creative, helpful, likeable, respected, socially adept, inclusive, selfless, philanthropic, humanitarian, independent, nurturing, counselor, financial expert, fight for public interest, and whole-heartedly defend belief system.

Weakness: Stubborn, arrogant, insecure, overly sensitive, selfish, doubtful, overly talkative, easily deceived, dogmatic, fundamentalist, lack of self-worth.

Professions: Politian, aristocrat, professions in a restaurant, catering, food or drink industry, hotelier, host/hostess, dairy industry, counselors, psychologists, clergy, priests, spiritual advisors, charity workers, teacher, child care professional, artisans, real estate, farmers, water related industry, business related to orthodox or traditional religions.

Famous Pushyas: Mikhail Gorbachev, Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Dan Quayle, Mary Tyler Moore, Jimi Hendrix

Favorable Activities: Beginning anything; laying foundations for building, celebrations, gatherings, imaginative activities, music, dance, travel, financial planning, receiving legal assistance, confronting adversaries, cooking, gardening, activities for children, purchasing or taking care of a pet, healing and nurturing activities, seeking guidance, religious and spiritual activities, and activities involving one’s Mother.

Unfavorable Activities: Activities that require harsh behavior and weddings or ceremonies.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Vilankulam Sri Akshayapureeswarar

The energy vortex that resonates with Pushya star is located in Thanjavur near Peravoorani in Tamil Nadu, India. People born und the star of Pushya should visit and worship the sacred temple of Sri Vilankulam Sri Akshayapureeswarar at least once during their lifetime.

Pushya is the star of Lord Sri Saneeswarar. According to the Siddhas, the inner meaning of Pushya is “to gain the affection through the glorious feet of God.” Sri Saneeswarar incurred a foot injury as Yama, the God of Death, kicked Sri Saneeswarar, leaving him with a disabled foot. To remedy his ailment, Sri Saneeswarar began begging for grains, which he then cooked and fed to the poor. He also made offerings and prayers to Lord Shiva at the sacred shrine of Vilankulam. Sri Saneeswarar received the grace of Shiva at this temple and his foot was healed. Those born under Pushya will gain the affection of Lord Sri Saneeswarar at this temple. This is where Lord Shiva revealed himself as Lord Akshayapureeswarar. He was present for Sri Sanesswarar and he is always present at this temple. People born under Pushya have abundant luck and if they offer prayers at this shrine, they will easily attain the benefits of penance.

Sri Saneeswarar can provide longevity and remove worries so that people may live in happiness. It is especially beneficial for people in the major or minor period of Saturn (Shani) to make an offering to Sri Saneeswarar to remove the evil effects committed during their previous lifetimes. Foreigners born under Pushya star should visit this temple once a year and circumambulate the temple, from left to right, eight times. This will eliminate problems with the planet Saturn.

It is recommended to anoint Lord Sri Saneeswarar with sandal paste and offer sesame sweets. Giving the sweet food to poor people at the temple is another remedy for any afflictions of Saturn. Unexpected health problems, chronic ailments and, large debt problems due to health treatment can be eliminated by making offerings at the Vilankulam Lord Sri Saneeswarar Temple.

Aslesha (The entwiner) (16°40′ to 30°00′ Cancer)

Aslesha is represented by a ring of stars in the constellation of Hydra: Epsilon, Delta, Mu, Rho, Sigma and Zeta-Hydrae. In astrology, Aslesha is in the zodiac sign of Cancer. The symbol for this star is a coiled serpent and is ruled by the Nagas, serpent deities of wisdom. The snake signifies the Kundalini energy, which is the true essence of Aslesha. Poison and deception, as well as the power of intuition, insight and sexuality are all characteristics exemplified by Aslesha. This star represents primordial nature and is connected to past lives and genetic heritage. Aslesha is a challenging energy to grasp as it mysterious and suspicious, yet people born under this star are often astute observers. They sense danger quickly and are protective toward family and friends. Those born under Aslesha have an affinity for food and will not tolerate hunger, of any kind. This is a star of transformation and healing energy with an esoteric nature.

General Characteristics: Skilled in research and writing, sharp intellect, mystical, and the ability to entertain.
Translation: ”Coiling” or “Entwining”
Symbol: Coiled snake; Circle; Whee
Animal Symbol: Male Cat
Presiding Deity: The Nagas, Serpent Deities of Wisdom
Controlling Planet: Mercury
Ruling Deity of Mercury: Vishnu
Nature: Rakshasa (Demon)
Mode: Active
Number:9
Gender:Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Satwic
Element: Water
Disposition: Hard, Sharp, and Dreadful
Bird: Small Blue Sparrow
Tree:
Common Name: Alexandrian Laurel
Botanical Name: Calophyllum Inophyllum
Seed Sounds: Dee, Doo, Day, Doh

Also related to Planets: Moon, as the ruler of Cancer.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Aslesha:

Padas:

First Pada 16° 40′ to 20° 00′ Cancer
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Dee
Keyword: Industrious
Second Pada 20° 00′ to 23° 20′ Cancer
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Doo
Keyword: Ambitious
Third Pada 23° 20′ to 26° 40′ Cancer
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Day
Keyword: Secretive
Fourth Pada 26° 40′ to 30° 00′ Cancer
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Doh
Keyword: Illusive

 

Strengths: Independent, clever, versatile, sharp, philosophical, entertaining, multiple occupations, seductive, gains through spirituality, passionate and disciplined when interested in topic; ability to accomplish greatness when motivated.

Weakness: Mental instability, nervous, depressed, moody, deceptive, tactless, lacking social skills, impolite, careless, selfish, secretive, detached, ungrateful, unpopular, introspective, reclusive, blunt, unappreciative, possessive, breaks the rules, scattered, unproductive.

Professions: Chemist or chemical engineer, professions handling poison or hazardous materials, petroleum industry, pharmaceutical industry, drug dealer, tobacco industry, thieves, embezzler, prostitutes, adult entertainment industry, working with reptiles, snake charmer, surgeons, covert operations, secret service, lawyers, politician advisors, psychologists, hypnotist, yoga instructors, and charlatans.

Famous Ashleshas: Mahatma Gandhi, Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Larry Flynt, Oscar Wilde

Favorable Activities: Activities that require a harsh demeanor, scheming, gambling, pest control, filing lawsuits, sexual activity, kundalini yoga, and disposing of useless items.

Unfavorable Activities: Beginning new activities or starting projects of a positive nature, business, trade, and giving or receiving a financial loan.

Sacred Energy Vortex: THIRUNDHUDEVANKUDI SRI KARKADESWARAR

The sacred energy vortex associated with Aslesha star is the shrine of Thirundhudevankudi Sri Karkadeswarar located in Thirudhudevankudi near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. This temple is often referred to as NandanKoil by the local people. Those born under Aslesha star should worship at the temple at least once in their lifetime.

The Goddess AdhiParasakthi bestows the grace of ArumarundhuNayaki at this temple. Aslesha is in the Zodiac sign of Cancer, which has many medicinal qualities and can offer assistance with taking medicines. If the Moon travels through Aslesha during the waning cycle, it is a powerful time for people to gain relief from illnesses and ailments. Aslesha is also a favorable star for conducting planetary (Navagraha) fire rituals or Dhanvantripoojas.

Aslesha has the ability to help the body recover from mental and physical pain as well as heart sorrow. Some people may not struggle with physical ailments, but have mental illnesses or confusion. Aslesha star days are a positive time for these people to make offerings at Thirundhudevankudi for the Goddess ArumarundhuNayaki. An abhishekham to Lord Sri Karkadeswarar (an aspect of Shiva) with milk from black tongued and black-nippled cow is also an auspicious offering to perform during Aslesha star days. This will assist with the healing process of a serious illness. Those who suffer from diabetes, blood pressure, cancer, heart problems, kidney disease, or stomach ailments will benefit by making an offering to Lord Shiva.

Generally, those born under Aslesha have the medicinal character needed to recover from illness. They should offer vibhuti (sacred grey ash) to Sri Karkadeswarar and kumkum (vermillion powder) to Goddess Sri ArumarundhuAmbikai at the Thirundhudevankudi temple. They can also offer vibhuthi and kumkum to hospital patients if they cannot visit the temple. This is a remedy for strength to recover from illness. Tuesdays, New Moon days and Aslesha star days during the waning cycle are auspicious times for people to walk around the Thirundhudevankudi temple at least 36 times. This will also assist with health issues.

Magha (The Mighty One) (0°00 to 13°20′ Leo)

In the night sky, Magha is represented by Regulus (Alpha-Leonis), the brightest star in the constellation of Leo. The name Magha translates as “Magnificent” and is symbolized by a royal thrown. People born under Magha have the ability to use power and position to attain their highest goals. The core of this nakshatra is achievement and nobility. Magha is ruled by the Pitris, the ancestors of the human race. Those born under this star have a strong connection to their lineage and often have grand expectations for their children. Magha produces an appreciation for tradition and ritual. People born under this nakshatra take pride in where they came from and maintain established traditions.This star demands strong morals and can give honor and prestige if one follows an ethical code. Those born under Magha are magnanimous and have a regal, even lion-like demeanor.

General Characteristics: Generous, spiritually inclined; respectful of ancestors, manage numerous people; and engaged with work.
Translation: ”Mighty” or “The Magnificent”
Symbol: Royal Throne or Palanquin
Animal Symbol: Male Rat
Presiding Deity: Pitras, the Fathers of Humanity; ancestors.
Controlling Planet: Ketu
Ruling Deity of Ketu: Ganesha
Nature: Rakshasa (Demon)
Mode: Active
Number: 10
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Water
Disposition: Fierce or Aggressive (Ugra)
Bird: Male Eagle
Tree:
Common Name: Banyan
Botanical Name: Ficusbengalensis
Seed Sounds: Ma, Mi, Mu, Me
Also related to Planets: Sun, as the ruler of Leo.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Magha:

Padas:

First Pada 00°00′ to 3°20′ Leo
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: Ma
Keyword: Fortitude
Second Pada 3°20′ to 6°40′ Leo
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Mi
Keyword: Ambition
Third Pada 6°40′ to 10°00′ Leo
Ruled by : Mercury
Soul Sound: Mu
Keyword: Knowledge
Fourth Pada 10°00′ to 13°20′ Leo
Ruled by: Moon
Soul Sound: Me
Keyword: Ritual

 

Strengths: Respectful of traditions, enjoys ceremony, follows chain of command, intelligent, optimistic, reliable, respectful, kind, well-balanced, compassionate, craves attention and likes being served, admired by many, performs well with praise and honor, enjoys full scale parties and a passionate love life.

Weakness: Arrogant, short tempered, egotistical, jealous, bitter, disdainful, unreachable standards, susceptible to flattery, resentful, attached to material prosperity and social status, unkind to those who do not show respect, racial superiority.

Professions: Manager, executive, chairmen, administration, royalty, government official, legend, bureaucrat, aristocrat, lawyer, judge, referee, politician, librarian, orator, historian, positions in museums, antique dealer, archaeologist, genetic engineer, researching ancient cultures, documenting ancestry, performer, orator, occultist.

Famous Maghas: Winston Churchill, Walt Whitman, Jodie Foster, Joseph Stalin, Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, Paramahansa Yogananda

Favorable Activities: Ceremonies, weddings, public performances, coronations, parades, award ceremonies, historical studies and research, upgrading equipment, promotions, donating gifts, religious activities, ancestor worship, settling arguments, requesting favors from people in power, researching genealogy, and exploring ancient knowledge.

Unfavorable Activities: Mundane activities, innovative technology, preparing for the future, or lending money.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Thavasimadai Sri Mahalinga Swami

The sacred temple associated with Magha star is Thavasimadai Sri Mahalinga Swami located in Thavasimadai near Dindigul in Tamil Nadu, India. Those people born under Magha star should worship the sacred shrine at some point in their lifetime.

In ancient times, this gigantic Lord Shiva temple was known as Thapas Viradam. It is presently in poor condition, with only one or two small places where deities manifest in the temple. This temple has been neglected during the Kaliyuga with little or no offerings being made to the deities. It is truly the responsibility of devotees to renovate the temple and return this sacred shrine to the ancient prominence it once had. There are still abundant energies generated through austerity at Thavasimadai.

The people born under Magha star have the magnificent energy of leadership. They should be involved in charities, philanthropy, and perform penance with the guidance of a spiritual teacher as they possess spiritual energy to gain distinction in every field. They are capable of success in government, administration, and worldly affairs. Magha star is ruled by Ketu, people born under Magha should worship at this temple during days favorable to Ketu and then they will receive the benefic effects. Abhishekam and worship should be performed to Lord Shiva at this temple. An offering of puffed rice, the favorite of the great sages, can be made to the deities and then given to the poor.

There are two goddesses at Thavasimadai Sri Mahalingeswarar temple. These goddesses are placed at the side of the main shrine, as this is the custom of worshipping the goddesses. In ancient times thousands of rishis and saints were in deep mediation to perform penance at this temple. The women, wanting to refrain from disturbing the rishis and saints, developed the habit of worshipping from a distance.

Mahaththavam is when the service to God is entrusted by the spiritual teacher continues until the teacher orders it to stop. The shrine at Thavasimadai is filled with abundance of Mahaththava superhuman powers. The great sage, Bharadwaja Maharishi conducted meditation here. Those born under Magha star would benefit by visiting the temple and returning it to a place of spiritual austerity.

Purva Phalguni (The Former Red One or A Fig Tree) (13°20′ to 26°30′ Leo)

Purva Phalguni consists of two bright stars in the night sky Zosma (Delta Leonis) and Chertan (Theta Leonis). These stars are in the constellation of Leo, positioned to the left of the bright star Regulus. Purva Phalguni is represented by 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 cautious 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.

General Characteristics: Charming, pleasant, generous, polite speech, wandering nature, and luck in relationships.
Translation: “Former Reddish One” or “Little Fig Tree”
Symbol: Front legs of a Bed; Swinging Hammock
Animal Symbol: Female Rat
Presiding Deity: Bhaga; the God of good fortune and prosperity.
Controlling Planet: Venus
Ruling Deity of Venus: Lakshmi
Nature: Manushya (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 11
Gender: Female
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Rajasic
Element: Water
Disposition: Fierce (Ugra)
Bird: Female Eagle
Tree:
common Name: Flame of the Forest; Palalsh
Botanical Name: Butea monosperma
Seed Sounds: Mo, Ta, Tee, Too
Also related to Planets: Sun, as the ruler of Leo.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Purva Phalguni

Padas

First Pada 13°20′ to 16°40′ Leo
Ruled by: Sun
Soul Sound: Mo
Keyword: Regal
Second Pada 16°40′ to 20°00′ Leo
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: Ta
Keyword: Enterprising
Third Pada 20°00′ to 23°20′ Leo
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Tee
Keyword: Refined
Fourth Pada 23°20′ to 26°40′
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: Too
Keyword: Passionate

 

Strength: Creative, intelligent, dynamic, charismatic, charming, genuine, qualities of leadership, carefree, open minded, sweet speech, active, demands attention and recognition, mystical, aristocratic, refined, talented in the fine arts, youthful, energetic, excited, good in relationships, loyal, great spokesperson, sophisticated, physical healing.

Weakness: Impulsive mind, impetuous, indulgent, selfish, reckless, vane, addictive, spiteful, vindictive, unmotivated, immoral, spend thrift, lack of planning, requires too much stimulation.

Professions: Executive, diplomat, government official, entertainer, make-up artist, model, photographer, illustrator, art museum or gallery, musician, teacher, gemstone, physical fitness trainer, interior decorator, work with women’s products, manufacture toiletries, profession dealing with marriage, nanny, sex-therapist, sleep therapist, biologist, tourism, cotton and silk industry.

Famous Purva Phalgunis: Dustin Hoffman, Ted Kennedy, John F. Kennedy, John Travolta, Robert Redford, Shirley McClaine, and Madonna

Favorable Activities: Marriage, romance, sex, resolving old disputes, confronting adversaries, rest, relaxation, pleasure, artistic activities, singing, buying property, using persuasion and charisma to get what you want, sensuality, amusement, and good for dealing with people in power.

Unfavorable Activities: Beginning new projects or activities, practicing humility, intellectual activities, healing, or recovering from an illness.

Sacred Energy Vortex THIRUVARANKULAM SRI HARI THEERTHESWARAR

The sacred energy vortex for the star of Purva Phalguni is located in Thiruvarankulam, close to Alangudi in Tamil Nadu, India. People born under this star should visit Sri HariTheertheswarar temple at least once during their lifetime.

The Purva Phalguni (Pooram) theertha, is one of the sacred bathing ghats in the world of Lord Fire. (A ghat refers to a stairway leading to a body of water). In the realm of Purva Phalguni star, there are seven theerthas Siva Theertha, Gnana Brahma Theertha, Naga Theertha, IndraTheertha, SkandhaTheertha, Sri Theertha and Guru Theertha. All seven of these theerthas are not visible to the naked eye. Only after taking a holy bath at one theertha, do the other theerthas become visible. Therefore, the path to the Guru Theertha is only visible to those who have taken a holy dip in the other Theerthas on the Purva Phalguni star day. Due to divine grace, the sacred temple at Thiruvarankulam Sri HariTheertheswarar contains all seven of these theerthas. Siddhas proclaim this as an important site of worship for those born Purva Phalguni star, as these peopleare capable of receiving the darshan of the precious theerthas. People born in Purva Phalguni star have a powerful connection with water, and they will benefit greatly from taking a holy bath at these sacred vortexes as frequently as possible.

After performing penance, Goddess Aadippoora was granted the fortune of receiving several darshans of Lord Shiva on the Purva Phalguni star day during the month of Adi. Those born under Purva Phalguni would also benefit from a visit to this significant sacred shrine on their birthday, Purva Phalguni day, AdiPooram (Purva Phalguni day in the month of Adi), and on their wedding.

Uttara Phalguni (The latter red one or a fig tree) (26°40′ Leo to 10°00′ Virgo)

Uttara Phalguni is comprised of two stars in the constellation of Leo: Denebola (Beta-Leonis), a bright star, and 93-Leonis, a very faint star. Uttara Phalguni is represented by the back legs of a bed, which signify relaxation and rejuvenation, but is less comfort-oriented than Purva Phalguni. Uttara Phalguni also incorporates the preparation for returning to work after a resting period. Aryaman, the God of patronage and kindness, is the ruling deity who gives Uttara Phalguni a civilized and cultured approach to life. People born under this star are noble, reliable, and generous. They are quite concerned with helping others and adhere to proper social etiquette. The ruling planet is the Sun, who gives qualities of radiance, prosperity, charity, and benevolence to Uttara Phalguni. This star has the ability to formulate creative expression and develop opinions. People born under Uttara Phalguni are self-reliant, independent and attempt to create their own path in society. This nakshatra can have a cruel and harsh energy, but ultimately this intensity brings honor and balance. Uttara Phalguni is a star of compassion and friendship .

General Characteristics: Independent, happy, friendly, noble, adored, successful, lives in comfort and luxury, places emphasis on healing others.
Translation: ”The Latter Reddish One” or “The Latter Fig Tree”
Symbol: Two rear legs of a bed
Animal Symbol: Male Cow (Bull)
Presiding Deity: Aryaman, the God of leadership, honor, nobility and society.
Controlling Planet: Sun
Ruling Deity of Sun: Shiva
Nature: Manushya (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 12
Gender: Female
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Rajasic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Dhruva (fixed, permanent)
Bird: Beetle
Tree:
Common Name: Rose Laurel
Botanical Name: Nerium Oleander
Seed Sounds: Tay, To, Pa, Pee
Also related to Planets: Mercury, as the ruler of Virgo

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Uttara Phalguni

Padas:

First Pada 26°40′ Le to 30° 00′ Leo
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Tay
Keyword: Ethical
Second Pada 00°00′ Virgo to 3°20′ Virgo
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: To Keyword: Practical
Third Pada 3°20′ Virgo to 6°40′ Virgo
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Pa
Keyword: Service
Fourth Pada 6°40′ Virgo to 10°00′ Virgo
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Pee
Keyword: Perceptive

 

Strengths: Ambitious, productive, industrious, popular, benefits from authority figures, effective communicator, dependable, sociable, focused, loves luxury and comfort, able to enjoy life, sharp concentration, liberal but fixed views, prosperous, socially adept, friendly, courageous, endurance, and spiritual advancement.

Weakness: Restless, inconsiderate, egotistical, obstinate, self-absorbed, stubborn, aloof, arrogant, fussy, bossy, critical, puts on a happy smile to cover up anger or sadness, lacks confidence, vain, immoral, ungrateful, resentful, overly concerned with status, gives too much.

Professions: Entertainer, musician, artist, manager, leader, public figure, sports superstar, head of organization, teacher, preacher, philanthropists, marriage counselor, sex therapist, position with the United Nations, diplomat, founder, banker, creditor, social worker, advisor, all commanding positions,

Famous Uttara Phalgunis: Sean Connery, Jack Nicholson, Alexander Graham Bell, Mel Gibson, Agatha Christie

Favorable Activities: Marriage, sexual activity, beginning activities, founding an organization, dealing with authority figures, administrative work, buying a home, inaugurations, performing ceremonies, giving to charity, diplomacy, and wearing new garments or jewelry.

Unfavorable Activities: Completions, activities requiring harsh behavior, confrontation, retribution, combat, and lending money.

Sacred Energy Vortex: IDAIYATRU MANGALAM SRI MANGALYESWARAR

The sacred energy vortex that resonates with the star Uttara Phalguni is located at Idaiyatru Mangalam near Pachchampattu in Tamil Nadu, India. This is one of the most important shrines for people born under Uttara Phalguni star to visit and make offerings during their lifetime.

Uttara Phalguni is a supportive star for occasions of celebration such as marriage. During the auspicious time of wedlock, there is ‘amirtha time’ and only the Siddhas have the secret knowledge of time. The great sage Sri Mangalya Maharishi manifested in the Uttara Phalguni star mandala and knew the significance of amirtha time. During a marriage ceremony at the Idaiyatru Mangalam Sri Mangalyeswarar temple, Sri Mangalya Maharishi would appear with his wife, Mangalee Devi to conduct the thread tying ritual for the wedding. Sri Mangalaya Maharishi performed the thread tying during the marriage ceremony of Saint Agasthiya, Basistha Maharishi and Bhairva Maharishi.

Mangalee Devi, the wife of Sri Mangalya Maharishi, never left the UttaraPhalguni mandala. She chose to remain in the mandala as it provided her with the capacity know to everything. Mangalee Devi always worshiped her husband as her Lord. Many families practice an ancient form of worship for the enhancement of an auspicious marriage. Women who have been blessed with a long married life are invited into a family’s home and offered food. The family offers turmeric, saffron, sarees, blouses, bangles, betel leaves, nuts, a silver toe ring and flowers. Mangalee Devi appears to grant blessings of a favorable marriage during this ceremony.

The divine energies of Lord Shiva at Idaiyatru Mangalam are sacred for Uttara Phalguni star and bestow auspicious blessings for marital life. It is beneficial for those born under Uttara Phalguni to make offerings at this temple. In addition to marriage, those who have leg or foot ailments or discomforts should make offerings to Lord Shiva at this sacred energy vortex to relieve their pain.

Hasta (The hand) (10°00′ to 23°20′ Virgo)

Hasta consists of five stars: Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, and Epsilon-Corvi. The constellation Corvi is visible in the night sky just below the bright star of Spica. In the astrology chart, Hasta resides completely in the sign of Virgo. The word Hasta translates as “the hand” and signifies all activities performed with the hands. Those born under this star are industrious, intelligent and reasonable. This nakshatra also symbolizes agreements and greetings as represented by the hand shake. The ruling deity Savitar, an aspect of the Sun, is jovial and carefree. Savitar gives the ability to use the hands in a skilled, crafty, or cunning manner. They can also be used for trickery and gambling. Savitar has the power to give life so Hasta can be associated with childbirth and establishing a family. Hasta is an optimistic star with an amazing capacity to create. Those born under this nakshatra have the ability to manifest an object of desire in their hands.

General Characteristics: Active, resourceful, pleasant, practical, ability to manifest, purity in thought and deed.
Translation: The Hand
Symbol: Hand or open hand in blessing
Animal Symbol: Female Buffalo
Presiding Deity: Savitar; the Sun God who imparts creativity and transforms energy.
Controlling Planet: Moon
Ruling Deity of Moon: Parvati
Nature: Deva (God-like)
Mode: Passive
Number: 13
Gender: Male
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Rajasic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Light and Swift
Bird: Vulture
Tree:
Common Name: Hog Plum
Botanical Name: Spondias pinnate
Seed Sounds: Pu, Sha, Na, Tha
Also related to Planets: Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Hasta.

Padas:

First Pada 10°0′ to 13°20′ Virgo
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: Pu
Keyword: Energetic
Second Pada 13°20′ to 16°40′ Virgo
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Sha
Keyword: Perfection
Third Pada 16°40′ to 20°00′ Virgo
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: Na
Keyword: Clever
Fourth Pada 20°00′ to 23°20′ Virgo
Ruled by: Moon
Soul Sound: Tha
Keyword: Community

 

Strengths: Creative, clever, practical, witty, pleasant, charming, attractive, attains wealth later in life, influential, cordial, careful with words to avoid expressing anger, driven, in control, values social rituals and consideration of others, provides service, industrious, takes advantage of opportunities in foreign lands, intelligent, persuasive, unattached, and has several relationships.

Weakness: Enjoys competition and disputes, restless, changeable, charlatan, selfish, emotionally unsettled, low self-opinion, critical, overindulgent, shameless, mistrustful, repressed, health problems, nasty, drug abuse, controlling, use alcohol or food as coping mechanism, desires spiritual experience.

Professions: Professions that require “hands on” work or dexterity, artisans, mechanics, jewelry makers, origami expert, manual labor, gymnast, circus performers, inventor, publisher, printing industry, manicurists, card dealers, carpenters, gambler, banker, accountant, typist, cleaner, housekeeper, masseur, chemical industry, textile industry, tarot card readers, astrologer, auctioneer, ceramics, interior decorator, gardener, food production, hair stylists, sculptors, mason, professional comedian, commentator, speech therapist, trial artists, magician, and thieves.

Famous Hastas: Rudolph Valentino, Jimmy Carter, Burt Reynolds, Richard Burton, Robert Duvall

Favorable Activities: Crafts, pottery, jewelry making, domestic work, magic, playing games, business matters requiring tact, marriage, dealing with children, holistic treatments, travel, moving, organizing, yoga, meditation, trading goods, gardening and activities in the sun.

Unfavorable Activities: Long term planning or activities requiring executive decision making, sexual activity, rest or leisure, or night time activities.

Sacred Energy Vortex: KOMAL SRI KIRUPA KOOBARESWARAR

The sacred energy vortex that resonates with the star Hasta is located in Komal near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. People born under Hasta should visit this temple at least once during their lifetime.

Those who visit the temple at Komal and worship Sri Kirupa Koobareswarar (an aspect of Lord Shiva) and Goddess Sri Annapoorani will receive the blessings of divine grace and compassion. People born under Hasta star should worship this form of Shiva with folded hands in prayer, meditation and yoga. It is also recommended for these people to perform the ancestor ritual known as tarpanam. While making the tarpanam offering, water passing over the lines of the person’s hands connects their energy with the energy of the ancestors.

The connection of this temple to Hasta star begins with the story of Goddess Parvati, who wanted to understand exactly what Lord Shiva experienced as the ruler of the Universe. Shiva participated in Divine sport, so Parvati decided she too would take part in Divine sport to gain the knowledge of Shiva. Parvati playfully covered Lord Shiva’s eyes with her hands, but this simple action caused the entire universe to become incapacitated. She had stopped the flow of water, the movements of planets and everything in the universe became still. Overcome with guilt, Parvati asked Lord Shiva for his forgiveness.

Shiva explained to Parvati that due to her actions, he would disappear into the light known as “Hastayama Jyoti” created by his own hands. Parvati would then incarnate as a cow wondering around the world in search of Shiva until she reunited with him in the form of “Hastayama Jyoti.” Parvati was quite distressed about the situation, but followed Shiva’s orders and wandered the earth as a cow, searching for Lord Shiva’s light. Finally, on Hasta star day, Lord Shiva revealed his light to Parvati and bestowed darshan as Sri Kirupa Koobareswarar.

Those born under Hasta can offer foods that require the use of one’s hands during preparation to the poor. Making sweet or savory cakes by hand, is a good example of such an offering. This will help assist those who are poor to acquire wealth. It is also recommended that people who are suffering from depression visit the temple at Komal. To make an offering on Pradosham days, Mondays and Wednesdays is a powerful remedy for depression. Finally, those who have marital troubles can walk around this temple from left to right as a remedy for any challenges with marriage.

Chitra (The brilliant) (23°20′ Virgo to 6°40′ Libra)

Chitra is represented by a single star known as Spica (Alpha-Virginis) in the constellation of Virgo. It is one of the brightest stars in the sky. The name Chitra translates as “brilliant.” In the astrology chart, Chitra bridges the signs of Virgo and Libra. The ruling deity of this star is Vishvakarma, the celestial architect, who bestow the ability to create new things out of nothing. Those born under this nakshatra are fascinated by form, beauty, art, and structure. Chitra gives the ability to attract the opposite sex, especially the padas within Libra. This nakshatra seeks harmony and perfection, but imbalance often leads to indulgence or fanatical behavior. People born under Chitra attempt to appear orderly on the surface, yet underneath they may be disheveled or frustrated. This star can bring doubt or uncertainty, but also give flashes of inspiration and remarkable perception.

General Characteristics: Intelligent, skillful, creative, learned, social, attractive, natural leaders
Translation: ”Brilliant”, “Bright”
Symbol: A bright jewel or a shining light
Animal Symbol: Female Tiger
Presiding Deity: Vishvakarma; the Celestial Architect of the Universe.
Controlling Planet: Mars
Ruling Deity of Mars: Muruga
Nature: Rakshasa (Demon)
Mode: Active
Number: 14
Gender: Female
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Soft, mild and tender
Bird: Wood Pecker
Tree: Common Name: Sacred Garlic Pear
Botanical Name: Cratevareligiosa
Seed Sounds: Pe, Po, Ra, Re

Also related to Planets: Mercury, as the ruler of Gemini; Venus, as the ruler of Libra

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Chitra:

Padas:

First Pada 23°20′ to 26°40′ Virgo
Ruled by: Sun
Soul Sound: Pe
Keyword: Hidden
Second Pada 26°40′ to 30°00′ Virgo
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: Po
Keyword: Discipline
Third Pada 00°00′ to 3°20′ Libra
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Ra
Keyword: Relationship
Fourth Pada 3°20′ to 6°40′ Libra
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: Re
Keyword: Mysterious

 

Strengths: Sociable; perceptive; conversant; independent; motivated; high-spirited; elegant; dignified; judicious; well-read; attractive; well-dressed; drawn to philosophy and social thought; prefers physical expression of creativity such as sculpture; printmaking; business savvy; deep spirituality.

Weakness: Arrogant; egocentric; easily bored; smug; argumentative; judgmental; spendthrift; quick to challenge another’s view point; unethical; attracted to mates who are exciting; but negligent ; lack of integrity.

Professions: Architects, designers, sculptors, craftsmen, fashion designers, cosmetic designers, plastic surgeons, photographers, graphic artists, composers, orators, broadcasters, business, interior designer, jewelry designers, feng shui expert, inventor, machinery production, builders, landscapers, painters, screenplay writers, set designers, art directors, theatre performers, jazz musicians, herbalist, advertising, or any job requiring versatility.

Famous Chitras: Richard Chamberlain, Wilt Chamberlain, George Bush, Dwight Eisenhower, Marie Antoinette, Sidney Poitier

Favorable Activities: Health care, buying new clothes, home repairs, home design, arts and crafts, mechanical activities, performances, decorating, spiritual practices, relating to opposite sex, preparing medicines, activities requiring charisma and eloquence.

Unfavorable Activities: Marriage, investigation, or direct confrontation.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Kuruviththurai Sri Chittira Ratha Vallabha Perumal Temple

The sacred energy vortex that resonates with Chitra star is located in Kuruviththurai near Madurai in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born under Chitra star will benefit by visiting this temple at least once to make offerings and prayers. This temple is the abode of Lord Vishnu who revealed himself as Sri Chittira Ratha Vallabha Perumal. In addition, Sri Sudarsana Peruman and Sri Guru Bhagawan reside in this temple.

The Chitra Chariot exhibits great significance at Kuruviththurai. The Chitra Chariot is the vehicle used to carry Sri Maha Vishnu in procession during Vishnupati. This chariot encompasses the seven colors visible on earth along with seven thousand colors from the Chitra star galaxy. Chitra star embraces the meaning of color and form. Chitra signifies structure while and Vallabham represents eternity. It is here that Sri Maha Vishnu reveals that the feet of a spiritual teacher are everlasting.

This site, known as Kuruviththurai, is significant for all spiritual teachers. The darshan of thousands of glowing lights of celestial teachers was emitted at this site. It is here that Sri Brahaspathi and Sri Sukrachariyar became the primary teachers of all teachers. Sukrachariyar performed penance at Tirubhuvanai Sri Varadaraja Perumal temple while Brahaspathi simultaneously performed penance at Kuruviththurai temple. Both were praying to Sri Narayana Moorthy for a life of tranquility between the celestials and the demons. The river linking these two temples is known as Bhargaspathi, which is the origin of the Vaigai River. Sri Narayana Moorthy revealed himself in the riverbed to Sukrachariyar and Sri Brahaspathi. They were bestowed with the grace of nine planets during the Kaliyuga.

There are seven types of abhishekham performed at this temple and garlands with seven different types of flowers. All who visit this temple will benefit if they carry their horoscope in a sandalwood box or yellow bag and walk around this temple 21 times. This will remove harmful effects of past life karma and grant the blessings of the nine planets. This sacred site will also assist people living with sorrow and depression. Those born under Chitra star would greatly benefit by offering fragrant and colorful flower garlands at this sacred energy vortex.

Swati (The priest, the sword) (6°40 to 20°20′ Libra)

 

Swati is represented in the night sky by the single star of Arcturus (Alpha-Bootis). This is the main star in the constellation of Bottis. In the astrology chart, Swati resides entirely in the sign Libra. Swati translates as “Independent one.” The symbol of this nakshatra is a young plant blowing in the wind, which represents flexibility and agility as well as restlessness. The ruling deity Vayu, the God of wind, bestows a strong, yet gentle nature to this star. Rahu is the planetary ruler and signifies hidden potential. Those born under Swati are humble and often need to be informed of their own potential for greatness. They have an openness to learn new information, but must also avoid indecision and procrastination. Those born under Swati are diplomatic and they use charm to navigate the world. These people have strong beliefs in social etiquette and try to fit into society. Swati can bring success later in life. The essence of Swati is balance and people born under this star take their time to act.

General Characteristics: Compassionate, sweet voice, soft spoken, expects positive outcomes, charitable, merciful, independent, controls desires.
Translation: ”Independent”
Symbol: Young sprout quivering in the wind, Sword;Coral;
Animal Symbol: Male Buffalo
Presiding Deity: Vayu, The God of wind.
Controlling Planet: Rahu
Ruling Deity of Rahu: Durga
Nature: Devas (god-like)
Mode: Passive
Number: 15
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Moveable
Bird:Honey Bee
Tree:
Common Name: Queen’s Flower
Botanical Name: Lagerstroemia speciosa
Seed Sounds: Ru, Re, Ro, Ta
Also related to Planets: Venus, as the ruler of Libra.

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Swati:

Padas:

First Pada 6°40′ to 10°00′ Libra
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Ru
Keyword: Open-minded
Second Pada 10°00′ to 13°20′ Libra
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Re
Keyword: Stability
Third Pada 13°20′ to 16°40′ Libra
Ruled by: Saturn
Soul Sound: Ro
Keyword: Learning
Fourth Pada 16°40′ to 20°00′ Libra
Ruled by: Jupiter
Soul Sound: Ta
Keyword: Adaptability

 

Strengths: Clever in trade, commerce and business, seeks the truth, tender, kind, accurate, finds lowest common denominator, optimistic, involved in spiritual or humanitarian causes, enjoys the company of religious or well integrated people, enjoys travel, interest in science and philosophy, independent, persuasive communication style, disciplined, friendly, pure, desires harmony, honest, and rational.

Weakness: Restless, unable to recognize own limitations resulting in loss of money, reputation and status, spendthrift, critical, quiet, monastic, reclusive, secretive, hidden passions, creative and absurd thinker, vulnerable, easily influenced by others, focused on personal gain, lack of interest in family life, and temperamental.

Professions: Business and trade, sports, singers, musicians who play wind instruments or the organ, inventors, independent entrepreneurs, pilots, aeronautics, researchers, service professions, software industry, handy man, extreme sports, educators, ambassador, lawyers, judges, politicians, union leaders, diplomats, hostess, yoga instructor, and jobs needing flexibility.

Famous Swatis: Charlie Chaplin, Harry Truman, George Harrison, James Dean, Hank Aaron, Nelson Rockefeller, Whoopi Goldberg

Favorable Activities: Business and trade agreements, commencing education, social events, public events, money transactions, breathing exercise, mediation, and activities requiring peace, calmness, or diplomacy.

Unfavorable Activities: Fierce or aggressive behavior; travel.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Siththukkadu Sri Prsanna Kundalambhigai Samedha Sri Thaanthreeswarar Siva Temple Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple

The sacred site with most significance for Swati star is located at Sihthukkadu near Poondamalli in Tamil Nadu, India. This site connects the sacred shrines of Sri Thaanthreeswarar Siva Temple and Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple. It is important for those born under Swati star to visit the sacred energy vortexes of Lord Shiva and Lord Maha Vishnu at Siththukkaadu.

Swati is a saintly word that consists of energy representing the oneness of Siva and Vishnu. Worshipping at both these temples on Swati star day, Monday or Dwadhasi (12th waxing moon phase) would bestow grace and significant benefic effects for the solidarity of the Saivites and Vaishnavites.

Sri Prasanna Kundhalaambhigai Samedha Sri Thaandhreeswara Siva Moorthy is also a sacred shrine bestowing grace of yoga jothi, an energy that personify in the shape of sound and light. Mixing both light and sound is known as Kundala Yogam and through this mixture, Kundala Jothi comes forth. On the Swati star day, at Siththukkaadu Siva temple aunqiue Kundala Jothi shines brightly. A small earthen lamp lit on Swati star day at this sacred shrine would bring KundalaJothi energy for the whole world.

Kubera Moorthy worshipped at the sacred shrine situated at Siththukkaadu, the place of manifestation of abundance of wealth. He performed penance for thousands of years by standing on the toe of his right foot and worshiping with Nagalinga flowers to Kundhalambhigai Samedha Sri Thaandhreeswarar. After performing abhishekham with the essence of EmblicMyrobalan fruit, he worshipped Lord Mahaa Vishnu in Sri Sundararaja Perumal Temple. Kubera Moorthy was granted the blessing to provide assistance in the form of immense wealth to those worshipping with great devotion at this sacred shrine.

Swati star contains the energy of absorbing, spreading and fulfilling the divine energy on the divine objects such as rudraksha beads, bells, and sacred thread. Siththukkaadu is one of the sacred shrines where this energy can be easily accessed. In addition to those born under Swati star, visiting this sacred temple can benefit those who are married without the blessings of their parents or family members as well as doctors and people in the medical professions.

Vishakha(20°00 Libra to 3°20′ Scorpio)

In the night sky, Vishakha consists of four stars in the constellation of Libra: Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Iota Librae. These stars form a “forked branch” and can be seen under the bright star Spica. In astrology, Vishakha bridges the signs of Libra and Scorpio. It is referred to as a nakshatra of purpose because it gives determination and a single-pointed focus. People born under Vishakha often find themselves at a crossroads. Once they choose a direction, they have the ambition, along with the patience to succeed, even if success arrives later in life. This star fuels competition and also gives excellent leadership abilities. Vishakha is a combination of its ruling deities, the mighty Indra and the purifying Agni. Thus, people born under Vishakha have passionate and courageous warrior energy.

General Characteristics: Energy, strength and potential power; bright in appearance; distinct in speaking; skilled at making money.
Translation: ”The Forked One”, “Two Branched”, “Radha”
Symbol: An archway covered with leaves and used in marriage ceremonies; a potter’s wheel; a tree with spreading branches giving protection to others
Animal Symbol: A Male Tiger
Presiding Deity: Lord Indra, the God of Transformation; Lord Agni, the God of Fire.
Controlling Planet: Jupiter
Ruling Deity of Jupiter: Shiva
Nature: Rakshasa (Demon)
Mode: Active
Number:16 (associated with destructive energy)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Sattwic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Sharp and Soft
Bird: Red Tail Sparrow
Tree:
Common Name: Wood Apple, Kaith, Vila
Botanical Name: Feronia Limonia
Seed Sounds: Ti, Tu, Te, To (see Padas of Vishakha)
Also related to Planets: Venus, as the ruler of Libra; Mars as the ruler of Scorpio; Ketu, who has a strong influence on Scorpio

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Vishakha:

Padas:

First Pada First Pada: 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Libra.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Ti (Thee)
Keyword: Zeal
Second Pada Second Pada: 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Libra.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Tu (Thoo)
Keyword: Persistence
Third Pada Third Pada: 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Libra.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Te (They)
Keyword: Expression
Fourth Pada Fourth Pada: 0°00′ – 3°20′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Moon
Soul Sound: To (Tho)
Keyword: Transformation

 

Strength: Success through own efforts; intelligence of the highest order; powerful achiever; bright appearance; attracts others; has respect for intelligent and spiritual people; enterprising; self-satisfied; determined; clever; accomplishes many things; humanitarian; politically inclined; excellent communicator; persuasive speech; leadership qualities; truthful; sexually alluring; a strong desire for marriage; benefits through marriage; traveler; mathematically skilled; courageous.

Weakness: Overly talkative; militant; creates quarrels between people; restless; envious of other’s success; critical and finds faults with others; infidelity; overly ambitious; manipulates others to meet their own needs; socially isolated; does not take advice; offensive; stingy; difficult to like; greedy; deceitful; aggressive; authoritarian; quick to take offense; argumentative; jealous; frustration and anger when goals are obstructed; suspicious; possessive; envious; feels suppressed and taken advantage of by others; too many interests; not satisfied by accomplishments.

Professions: Researchers, scientists, soldiers, military leaders, writers, politicians, lawyers, public speakers, immigration officials, police, guards, manual laborers, fashion models, professions involving speech (broadcasters), sports figures, religious fundamentalists, dancers, bartenders.

Famous Vishakhas: Jimmy Carter, Warren Beatty, Alexander the Great, Margaret Thatcher, Elizabeth Taylor

Favorable Activities: Accomplishing tasks, aggressive or harsh activities, executive talents, argumentative tactics, anything requiring focus on goals, celebrations, parties, awards or decoration ceremonies, ornamentation, getting dressing up, romance and sexual activity, making resolutions

Unfavorable Activities: Initiations, diplomacy, travel, marriage

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Tirumalai Murugan Koil Temple

The temple connected to the energy of Vishakha star is located in Tirunelveli District, near the village Sengottai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is called Tirumalai Murugan Koil. This temple is situated on the Tirumalai hill with several steps leading up to the shrine. This sacred temple is also known by the names Panmozhi, Panpozhi, Panpuli and Tirupathi. Lord Vishnu gave his blessing for Lord Muruga to reside in this sacred site. This temple also reveals a special relationship between Lord Muruga and Sabbarimalai Ayyappan. There is a holy temple for Ayyappan (the son of Lord Shiva and Mohini, the female incarnation of Lord Vishnu) located nearby in Sabhari Malai, Kerala.

Tirumalai Murugan Koil contains powerful energies with the capacity to cure diseases. There are rare medicinal herbs available at this temple. One such herb, Oda Valli, produces a remedy for venomous snake bites and other ailments caused by poison. The Thala herbs present at Tirumalai also have healing medicinal properties. In addition to remedial herbs, a special pooja performed with thirty-two different oils will assist with recovery from disease or illness. One must first rinse in the pool at Tirumalai and then walk around the temple with the oil lamp. This offering produces thirty-two types of healing energy.

Those people born under Vishakha star should visit this temple and present an offering of light to Lord Muruga. Tirumalai has special light rays that form a powerful energy called Vishakha Jothi. This energy is contained within the Vishakha star. Those born under other birth stars may also visit Tirumalai for healing energies. The ancestral ritual of tarpanam may be conducted as well. The Skandha Goshta Pithrus (ancestors) reside in the divine steps of Tirumalai Murgan Koil, so offering tarpanam here will bring blessings to your ancestors.

Anuradha (3°20′ to 16°40′ Scorpio)

The nakshatra Anuradha consists of the stars Beta, Delta, and Pi Scorpionis. These three stars are visible in the night sky as they appear in a straight line above the bright red star, Antares. The ruling deity, Mitra, bestows the ability to develop and sustain friendships. Anuradha is a star related to success and can produce fame and recognition, especially through collaboration. This nakshatra uses both intuition and logic to produce a remarkable understanding of numbers. Travel and success in foreign lands are also supported by this star. People born under Anuradha promote cooperation among humanity and are capable of leading and organizing large groups. They must, however, monitor their level of frustration and melancholy. Similar to the lotus flower, Anuradha has the persistence and ability to blossom in the midst of difficulty.

General Characteristics: Fun-loving; affluent; travels or lives in foreign countries; moves from place to place, cannot withstand hunger.
Translation: ”Another Radha” or “Subsequent Success”
Symbol: Lotus flower; a staff; a furrow; or an archway
Animal Symbol: A Female Deer or Hare
Controlling Planet: Saturn
Ruling Deity of Saturn: Hanuman
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Mode: Passive
Number:17 (this number relates to numerology)
Gender: Male
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Fire
Disposition: Mild and Tender (Mridu)
Bird: Nightingale
Tree:
Common Name: Bullet Wood, Magilam
Botanical Name: Mimusops elangi
Seed Sounds: Na, Ni, Nu, Ne (see Padas of Anuradha)
Also related to Planets: Mars, as ruler of the Scorpio, provides initiative; Ketu is also connected to Scorpio and gives an interest in the unseen mysteries

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Anuradha:

Padas:

First Pada 03°20′ – 06°40′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Na (Naa)
Keyword: Self Expression
Second Pada 06°40′ – 10°00′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Ni (Nee)
Keyword: Research
Third Pada 10°00′ – 13°20′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Nu (Noo)
Keyword: Social
Fourth Pada 13°20′ – 16°40′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Ne (Nay)
Keyword: Esoteric

 

Favorable: Energetic; spirited; fun-loving; popular; attractive; vigorous; wise; spiritual seeker; interested in ancient knowledge; hard worker; capable of predicting; devoted; reliable; healthy; accommodates many people; enjoys social life and organizations; enjoys travel; benefits more if they live away from their place of birth; ability to attract and maintain friendships; cooperate with others; ability to lead and form alliances.

Unfavorable: Needs constant nourishment; feels guilty for unwanted things; guarded; deceitful; held back by others; cannot cope up with hunger or thirst; emotionally needy; rebellious; adheres to bad advice and suffers consequences; jealous and controlling of others; unaware of their impact on others; may be discontented due to a lack of maternal nurturing; defiant; vindictive; moves frequently due to dissatisfaction; tries too hard for spiritual progress.

Professions: Actors, musicians, business management, travel industry, dentists, criminal lawyers, mining engineers, scientists, statistician, mathematician, psychic mediums, astrologers, spies, photographers, cinema, industrialist, counselors, psychologists, explorers, diplomats, occupations connected to foreign countries, group activities organization/institution executive

Famous Anuradhas: Kevin Costner, Steve Allen, Alex Haley, Gerard Depardieu

Favorable Activities: Relating and socializing with friends, group activities, scientific research, travel to foreign lands, immigration, healing, meditation, financial tasks, exploration, covert actions.

Unfavorable Activities: Beginnings or inaugural events, marriage, confrontation, routine or commonplace activities

Mantras:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Thirunindriyur Sri Lakshmipureeswarar Temple

The temple associated with the energy of Anuradha star is located near the Thanjavur District of Mayilaadudhurai in Tamil Nadu, India. The temple is known locally as Thirunindriyur. Goddess Lakshmi worshipped the Siva lingam at this sacred vortex. She prayed to Lord Shiva and asked for his blessing to remain in the chest of Sriman Narayana Moorthy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Due to the devotion of the Goddess, Lord Shiva has the name Sri Lakshmipureeswarar at this shrine.

People born under Anuradha star should visit the shrine for Sri Lakshmipureeswarar at this temple on Anuradha day, a birthday, or a wedding. It is recommended to perform archana with lotus flowers, an abhishekam and anoint Sri Lakshmipureeswara with sandalwood paste and pomegranate seeds. An offering of sweet rice can be given to the poor near the temple. In addition, one can bath in the holy temple pool and perform a Lakshmi Panjami Vrath pooja for five days. This is a powerful remedy for financial difficulties.

People born under other stars may also benefit by worshiping Sri Lakshmipureeswarar at this sacred site. On Anuradha day, Lord Shiva is adorned with colorful garments that are favorable to Goddess Lakshmi. People can offer a ghee lamp with three wicks and walk around the Sri Lakshmipureeswarar shrine. People may also offer gold or silver wedding badge, in accordance with their financial status, or a turmeric covered cord to the poor married woman. As a result, this remedy will release negative financial karma.

Jyestha (16°40′ to 30°00′ Scorpio)

Jyestha is identifiable in the night sky as the brilliant red star Antares. This star resides at the heart of Scorpio and is many times larger than our own Sun. Jyestha means the “eldest” and is a star associated with seniority. People born under this star have the capacity for great accomplishment, but they must first learn to deal with their inner conflicts and wield their power responsibly. The symbol of Jyestha is an earring or disc which represents the energy of Lord Vishnu and Mercury. This bestows protection and intellectual abilities. Those born under Jyestha will defend the vulnerable or underprivileged. The ruling deity, Lord Indra, gives a shrewd and courageous nature. Jyestha people must be cautious of the tendency to become overly concerned with recognition. Their generosity and charity is the key to establishing authority.

General Characteristics: Brilliant and analytical abilities, few friends, cheerful and virtuous.
Translation: ”The Eldest”, “Seniormost”
Symbol: Earring, Umbrella, or Circular protective talisman (may represent Vishnu’s disc)
Animal Symbol: A Male Deer or Hare
Presiding Deity: Lord Indra, king of the Gods
Controlling Planet: Mercury
Ruling Deity of Mercury: Vishnu
Nature: Rakshasa (demon)
Mode: Active
Number:18 (connected to the energy of the Moon)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Sattwic
Element: Air
Disposition: Sharp and Dreadful
Bird: Brahmani Duck
Tree:
Common Name: Rattan
Botanical Name: Calammus rotang
Seed Sounds: No, Ya, Yi, Yu (see Padas of Jyestha
Also related to Planets: Mars, the ruler of Scorpio, gives protection and activity; while Ketu, closely associated with Scorpio, brings transformation

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Jyestha:

Padas:

First Pada 16°40′ – 20°00′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: No
Keyword: Generosity
Second Pada 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Ya (Yaa)
Keyword: Responsibility
Third Pada 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Yi (Yee
) Keyword: Altruism
Fourth Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Scorpio.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Yu (Yoo)
Keyword: Sacrifice

 

Strength: Most successful in their family; builds friendships and a support network; resourceful; generous; self-reliant; eventually wealthy; takes charge of the family; passionate; reputable; receives fame and honors; self-reliant; takes control; and get things done; fond of wit; virtuous; satisfied; talented at music; capacity for inventive design; has creative genius; interested in the occult; can accomplish anything they set their minds to; persevere to make a difference.

Weakness: Short tempered; affected by family problems; too intense in nature; self-important; egotism; hides their feelings and intentions; peaceful demeanor; covers impatience and immorality; manipulative; control issues; irritable; lonely; possessive; dramatizes illness and troubles to gain sympathy; possesses many illnesses; many job changes; troubles in early life; tormented; hypocritical and secretive behavior.

Professions: Musicians, military leaders, politicians, bureaucrats, police detectives, engineers, managers, philosopher, intellectuals, self-employed, government officials, administrative posts, reporters, radio and TV commentators, talk show hosts, actors, orators, firemen, trade unionists, occultists, mafia, forest rangers, professions with the salvation army, manual labor, athletes, air traffic control, radar, surgeons.

Famous Jyesthas: Albert Einstein, Mozart, Beethoven, Vincent Van Gogh, Thomas Jefferson, Tiger Woods

Favorable Activities: Activities requiring responsibility, protection, plotting, spying, putting your foot down, taking control, harsh activity, expressing authority, administration, associating with elders, taking care of family, occult activities, discussions on serious issues, planning, discipline

Unfavorable Activities: Marriage, infidelity, selfishness, taking advantage of others, healing, travel, too much rest, overindulgence, activities that require diplomacy or sensitivity

Mantra:

Sacred Enegy Vortex: Pasupathi Koil Sri Varadharaja Perumal Temple

Varadharaja Perumal Koil is located in the village of Pasupathi near Thanjavur in Tamil Nadu, India. It is commonly referred to as the Jyeshta Temple because the energy of this shrine resonates with that of Jyestha star. An incarnation of Lord Vishnu, Sri Varadharaja Perumal resides at this sacred vortex. Varad means boon and Raja means king. Thus, Sri Varadaraja Perumal is the royal one who offers blessings to the world from this temple.

Just as Lord Vishnu manifests among the stars in the heavens, he also manifests among those who visit Pasupathi Koil. The twenty-seven nakshatra goddesses visit this temple each day and perform a marriage festival to Sri Varadaraja Perumal. Also at this sacred energy vortex, Sri Periya Nambi Swamigal meditated on Lord Vishnu with full devotion and contemplation. On Jyestha star day, Lord Vishnu appeared before him in the form of Sri Varadaraja Perumal and offered Divine Grace. The samadhi (still meditation) of Sri Periya Nambigal is located adjacent to the main shrine at Pasupathi Koil. It is auspicious to light a lamp containing three oils and receive darshan at the samadhi of Sri Periya Nambigal on Jyestha star day.

Those people born under Jyestha star should visit Pasupathi Koil with their family. It is favorable to visit the temple when Jyestha star falls on a Tuesday, combining the power of Mars and Jyestha. Siddhas and other divine beings give darshan on this day. These blessings have the ability to remove past life karmas, increase the effects of virtuous action and protect a person’s family. Those born under other stars will also benefit from a visit to this temple. They may offer archana and abhishekam to Sri Varadharaja Perumal and receive the darshan of siddhas who manifest in the light.

Moola(0°00 to 13°20′ Sagittarius)

The nakshatra Moola is represented by the tail of the Scorpion, which includes the nine stars: Epsilon, Mu, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Upsilon and Lambda Scorpionis. This nakshatra is located at the left of our Galaxy, which is indicative of the nature of Moola. A person born under this star will have an inquisitive mind that enables them get to the left or the root of things. The person may skilled at literally handling roots and herbs and medicine. This star supports research, investigation and exploration. The ruling deity, Goddess Nirriti, brings the energy of loss and destruction to this nakshatra. At the deepest level, this destructive force can be used for surrender and transformation.

General Characteristics: Enjoys exploring the root of any subject; has a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind; rich, lives in luxury, happy, not inclined to injure others, overconfident, has firm and fixed opinions.
Translation: ”The Root”, “left”, “Innermost Core”
Symbol: Tied bunch of roots or a lion’s tail
Animal Symbol: A Male Dog
Presiding Deity: Nirriti, the Goddess of destruction and dissolution
Controlling Planet: Ketu
Ruling Deity of Ketu: Ganesha
Nature: Rakshasa (demon)
Mode: Active
Number: 19, (indicates beginning and ending)
Gender: Neuter
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Air
Disposition: Sharp and Dreadful
Bird: Red Vulture
Tree:
Common Name: Anjan, Kammara
Botanical Name: Hardwickia binate
Seed Sounds:Ye, Yo, Bha, Bhe (see Padas of Moola)
Also related to Planets:Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, is connected to transformation and expansion

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Moola:

Padas:

First Pada 00°00′ – 03°20′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Ye (Yey)
Keyword: Investigation
Second Pada 03°20′ – 06°40′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Yo
Keyword: Creativity
Third Pada 06°40′ – 10°00′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Bha (Baa)
Keyword: Expression
Fourth Pada 10°00′ – 13°20′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Moon
Soul Sound: Bhe (Bee)
Keyword: Emotion

 

Strength: Faces adversity with composure; skilled at persuading or manipulating people to serve their needs; good politicians; careful; clever; able to live a comfortable life; determined to succeed; learned; good speaking skills; spiritually inclined; generous; jovial; successful; determined; fortune in foreign lands; peace loving; adventurous; brave; explorers.

Weakness: Creates own insecurities; lacks appreciation for others; overly focused on goals; not trustworthy; arrogant; self-destructive; stubborn; sabotages their own achievements; has many unsuccessful affairs and/or marriages; low tolerance for boredom; indecisive; fickle at relationships; arrogant; selfish; lust and anger; low boredom threshold; takes lot and gives very little back.

Professions: Business, sales, doctors, pharmacist, philosophers, public speakers, debaters, preachers, writers, lawyers, politicians, spiritual teachers, healers, herbalist, dentists, medicine men, psychotherapists, ascetics, police officers, investigators, soldiers, genetic researchers, astronomers, mortician, rock musicians, tantric studies, treasure hunters, mining industry, destructive activity

Famous Moolas: Dalai Lama, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Al Gore, Judy Garland, Billy Graham

Favorable Activities: Getting down to the root of the matter, Gathering knowledge, Administering Herbs and Medicines, Planting and Gardening, Agriculture, Designing, Oratory activities, Forcefulness, Dynamism, Laying foundations for houses, Construction, Buying and Selling homes, Expressing sexuality, Contemplation and Meditation, Initiation into study of science and astrology, Adventures

Unfavorable Activities: Activity involving balance, tact or diplomacy; Initiations or Beginnings; Marriage Ceremony, Borrowing or Lending money; Financial transactions

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Mappedu Graceful Singesswarar Temple

The Graceful Singesswar Temple is located in Mappedu on the Thakkolam route near Chennai, India. This sacred temple vibrates with the energy of Moola nakshatra and has great significance for those born under this star. The sounds of the Tamil alphabet are closely associated with the Mappedu Temple. Lord Shiva manifested as Sri Singesswara and gave the sacred gift of the Tamil alphabet ‘nga’ to the great Saint Agasthiya. At Mappedu Temple Agasthiya shared this knowledge with a sage named Sudhabudha Munivar, who introduced the alphabet to the world.

Through these holy sounds, the shrine at Mappedu Temple holds sacred energy for music. Moola star day is the most auspicious day for Sri Singeeswarar, who is the lord of music. On this day, he generated the sound of ‘aum’ as a lion’s roar. At this temple, a devotee named Sri Anjaneyar piously worshipped Sri Singeeswarar. Then, on Moola star day, Anjaneyar was blessed as Goddess Saraswati wrote the musical note of ‘aum’ onto his tongue with a white lotus flower. Anjaneyar shared this note as he played a special wind instrument at Mappedu Temple.

Those born under Moola star should worship at this holy site at least once during their lifetime. It is also auspicious for those born under other stars to make offerings at Mappedu. Those who walk around the temple and then sound the conch will enhance their musical abilities. It is also favorable for musicians to perform a concert on Moola star day.

Purvashada (13°20′ to 26°40′ Sagittarius)

Purvashadha is composed of three stars located in the middle portion of Sagittarius: Kaus Australis, Kaus Borealis, and Kaus Media. 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, Purvashadha 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. Purvashadha also has a reputation for staring battles and produces fearlessness.

General Characteristics: Proud in nature, a strong attachment to friends, and an agreeable spouse.
Translation: ”The Former Invincible One”, “Former Unconquered”, “Undefeated”
Symbol: A fan or a winnowing basket (used to separate grain from its husk), a bed or an elephant tusk
Animal Symbol: A Male Monkey
Presiding Deity: Apas, the cosmic waters deified as God.
Controlling Planet: Venus
Ruling Deity of Venus: Lakshmi
Nature: Manushya (human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 20, (this number is connected to Venus energy and harmony)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Rajasic
Element: Air
Disposition: Fierce and Severe (Ugra)
Bird: Francolin
Tree:
Common Name: Guduchi
Botanical Name: Tinospora Cordifolia
Seed Sounds:Bu, Dah, Bha, Dha (see Padas of Purva Ashadha)
Also related to Planets: Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, gives powerful beliefs; Mercury is associated through its youthful nature

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Purva Ashadha:

Padas:

First Pada 13°20′ – 16°40′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Bu
Keyword: Confidence
Second Pada 16°40′ – 20°00′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Dah
Keyword: Intellect
Third Pada 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Bha
Keyword: Luxury
Fourth Pada 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Dha
Keyword: Mystery

 

Strength: Influential; artistic; handsome; popular; polite; patient faithful to friends; intelligent; loves the comforts of life; attracted to water; supportive; courageous; humble; wealthy; loves fine cuisine; has a enjoyable relationship with spouse; capable of having many children; makes a good manager; but prefers to be in service; valuable employee; seeks the truth.

Weakness: Egotistical; inflexible; superiority complex; argumentative; not open to advice; works hard for little pay; incompetent manager; bouts of loud and raucous behavior; dictatorial; obstinate; lacks patience with those who are slower to change; settles for less.

Professions: Politicians, lawyers, public speakers, motivational speaker, writers, actors, artists, entertainment, poets, teachers, travel industry, foreign traders, shipping industry, navy officer, marine experts, fishing industry, hypnotists, psychic, raw material industry, professions related to water and liquids, refineries, war strategists, costume designers, hair stylists, flying profession, herbalists.

Famous Purvashadahas: Adolf Hitler, Johnny Carson, William James, Ernest Hemingway, Barbara Bush, Aishwarya Rai

Favorable Activities: Confrontation with enemies and opponents, standing up for beliefs, reconciliations, settling debts, going to war, inspiring people into action, revitalization, adventure, exploration in nature, sports, pioneering, travelling over water, sailing, artistic performances, visiting ancient sites, agriculture, marriage, sexual activity

Unfavorable Activities: Requiring tact and diplomacy, calm reflection, completion of things, land journeys

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Kaduveli Graceful Aakaasapureeswarar Temple

The Graceful Aakaasapureeswarar Temple is located in Kaduveli village, near Tiruvaiyaru in Tamil Nadu, India. This temple shares the brilliant energy of the Purvashadha. This energy always moves in the form of light. Kaduveli is known as the edge of cosmic space. Lord Shiva created a brilliant light at Kaduveli through palm leaves. Once he created this magnificent light, Lord Shiva revealed its existence at the Kaduveli Temple. A Siddha named Kaduveli Siddha performed penance at this temple and after witnessing Lord Shiva manifest as Sri Akaasapureeswarar, Kaduveli Siddha was transported to the border of cosmic space to continue his penance.

It is auspicious for those born under Purvashadha to visit this temple and make offerings to Sri Aakaasapureeswarar at least once in their lifetime. Those not born under Purvashadha may also benefit by worshipping at Kaduveli Temple. It is favorable to visit on Purvashadha day and perform archana , offer flowers to Sri Aakaasapureeswarar and ask for the blessings of Lord Shiva.

There are special poojas for Vaasthu (the science of arranging the five elements). The Kaduveli temple it is appropriate to conduct the Vassthu pooja for the earth element. This is beneficial to perform before constructing a building or home. This offering is important for people in real estate, construction and building maintenance. To perform the Vaasthu pooja, one must offer aromatic scents, perform abhishekam, anoint the deity with sandalwood and kesari (flour, sugar, cardamom) and adorn the Siva Lingam with fragrant flowers. It is also favorable to offer pongal (sweetened boiled rice) to the poor people near the temple. This pooja will invoke the blessings of Sri Aakaasapureeswarar and Vaasthu.

Uttarashadha (26°40′ Sagittarius to 10°00′ Capricorn)

The nakshatra Uttarashadha bridges the signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn in the astrology chart. In the night sky, Uttarashadha is visible as the stars Sigma, Tau, Phi, Zeta Sagittarii. These are the brightest stars in the breast of the archer. Uttarashadha is a star of deep integrity and concern for humanity. The deities of this star, the ten Vishvadevas, are the gods of dharma. Thus, a person born under this star may have noble aspirations and an optimistic outlook on life. Uttarashadha supports leadership, achievement and a commitment to duty. They must be careful not to overextend themselves or become obsessed with constant stimulation. This star is associated with great respect for tradition and a practical approach to beginning new ventures.

General Characteristics: Searching for the spiritually unknown; becomes deeply involved in any task; obedient, trained in the rules of virtue; grateful, popular and always returns favors.
Translation: ”Latter Invincible One”, “Latter unconquered”, “Final victory”
Symbol: Elephant’s tusk; planks of a bed
Animal Symbol: A Male Mongoose
Presiding Deity: The Ten Vishvadevas, the sons of Lord Dharma
Controlling Planet: Sun
Ruling Deity of Sun: Shiva
Nature: Manushya (human)
Mode: Balanced
Number:21, (associated with the crown chakra and universal perspective)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Sattwic
Element: Air
Disposition: Fixed or permanent (dhruva)
Bird:Stork
Tree:
Common Name: Bread Fruit
Botanical Name: Artocarpus heterophyllus
Seed Sounds: Be, Bo, Ja, Ji (see Padas of Uttarashadha)
Also related to Planets: Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, gives expansion; Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is practicality

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Uttarashadha:

Padas:

First Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Sagittarius.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Be (Bay)
Keyword: Expansion
Second Pada 00°00′ – 03°20′ of Capricorn.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Bo
Keyword: Manifestation
Third Pada 03°20′ – 06°40′ of Capricorn.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Ja (Jaa)
Keyword: Collaboration
Fourth Pada 06°40′ – 10°00′ of Capricorn. Ruled by Jupiter Soul Sound: Ji (Jee) Keyword: Balance

 

Strength: Virtuous; intelligent; sympathetic listener; leadership qualities; good politicians; well-liked; devoted to friends and companions; grateful; idealistic with high goals; modest; optimistic; has some knowledge that sets them apart; proficient in learning; enjoys reading to gain knowledge; benefits through travels; tolerant; wants a fair play and justice; good manners; appreciative of others.

Weakness: Multiple marriages or long-term relationships; stays in destructive relationships too long; overly anxious; takes on other people’s problems; obstinate; self centered; self indulgent; changes residences more than most; faces early adversity in life; apathetic; fails to finish what they start.

Professions: Professions of great responsibility and ethical nature, researchers, scientists, military worker, social worker, government worker, preachers, priests, counselors, astrologers, lawyers, judges, psychologists, equine professions, explorers, wrestlers, athletes, hunters, boxers, business executives, authority figures, security personnel, rangers, construction industry, holistic physicians.

Famous Uttarashadhas: Abraham Lincoln, Robert Kennedy, George Washington, John Lennon, Brad Pitt, Billy Holiday

Favorable Activities: It is one of the best nakshatras for initiating activities, planning events, spiritual activities, rituals, using discernment, business affairs, signing contracts, promotions, dealing with authority, artistic ventures, laying a foundation for a building, moving into a new home, marriage, politics, and legal matters

Unfavorable Activities: Travel, unethical activities, criminal activity, impulsive actions, rude behavior, conclusions

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Keezhppoongudi Sri Meenakshi Samedha Sri Sundareswarar Temple

This sacred shrine is located in Keezhppoongudi near Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India. Keezh translates as “not hidden” while Poongudi refers to a temple where flowers bloom in the East. Uttarashadha is a propitious star that vibrates with the energy of this temple. It is auspicious to receive the darshan of Jeeva Samaadhi (still meditation) Siddhas on Uttarashada star day. This will bring poise, wealth and strength to one’s spiritual practice.

Panguni Uthiram (Uttarashada day between Dec. 16 and Jan 15) is the well known day of marriage for Lord Shiva, Lord Vishnu, Lord Mugura and their consorts. Another important marriage occurred on an Uttarashadha day. Sri Meenaskshi Ambhigai was married on Chittirai Uthiram (Jan 16 to Feb 15). Meenaskshi Devi took a human form as Meenakshi when she married Maheswaran. She prayed to Lord Shiva for a name blessed with the energy of Ardhanareeswarar (the unity of Shiva and Parvati). Lord Shiva presented her with the sacred name Sri Meenaskhi Sundareswarar.

At this temple, Lord Shiva and Goddess Meenakshi grant divine grace by manifesting as Sri Meenakshi Samedha Sri Sundareswarar. This sacred shrine of Lord Shiva at Keezhappoongudi provides auspicious energy for marriage. Uttarashada star is the most favorable day for a wedding ceremony at this sacred site. Women visit the temple to tie new marriage badges. This protects their marriage and grants longevity. Couples also visit this temple on their wedding day and wear flower garlands.

Those born in Uttarashada star should worship frequently at this temple. It is especially beneficial to visit during the month of Chittirai. Those born under a different star should also worship at this temple during the auspicious time of Uttarashada day for divine blessings of a long and happy married life.

Shravana(10°00′ to 23°20′ Capricorn)

Looking up into the night sky, Shravana consists of the stars Altair, Alshain and Tarazed. These three stars form the head of Aquila, the Eagle. 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.

General Characteristics: Prosperous, learned, wealthy, famous, and has a liberal-minded spouse.
Translation: ”Hearing”, “The one who limps” (refers to Vishnu’s three steps)
Symbol: An ear; three footprints in an uneven row; a trident
Animal Symbol: A Female Monkey
Presiding Deity: Lord Vishnu, the preserver of the universe
Controlling Planet: Moon
Ruling Deity of Moon: Parvati
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Mode: Passive
Number: 22, (related to new beginnings)
Gender: Male
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Rajasic
Element: Air
Disposition: Movable
Bird:Francolin
Tree:
Common Name: Swallow Wort, Milk Weed, Erukku
Botanical Name: Calotropis gigantean
Seed Sounds: Ju, Je, Jo, Gha (see Padas of Shravana)
Also related to Planets: Saturn rules of Capricorn and gives perseverance

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Shravana:

Padas:

First Pada 10°00′ – 13°20′ of Capricorn.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Ju
Keyword: Ambition
Second Pada 13°20′ – 16°40′ of Capricorn.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Je (Jay)
Keyword: Diplomacy
Third Pada 16°40′ – 20°00′ of Capricorn.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Jo
Keyword: Communication
Fourth Pada 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Capricorn.
Ruled by Moon
Soul Sound: Gha
Keyword: Receptive

 

Strength: Great capacity for learning; success in foreign lands; lives a prosperous, balanced and modest life; ethical; studies scriptures and ancient knowledge; contemplative; drawn to working for social and humanitarian causes, vigilant to highest good; helps others transform their lives; has a good marriage and a helpful partner; articulate speaker, well-liked; cordial in business; creative; quick learner; knowledge to transcend the material world.

Weakness: Hypersensitive; overly concerned with reputation; pessimistic; an unyielding nature; extreme views concerning ethics; excessive generosity that may lead to debt and poverty; develops adversaries and enemies due to jealousy and gossip.

Professions: Teacher, linguist, speech therapists, language translators, story tellers, religious scholar, educator, politicians, business, researcher, geologist, telephone operators, preservation of ancient traditions, comedian, music industry, news broadcasters, talk show host, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, astrologers, radio operator, transportation, tourism, hotel and restaurant industry, healers, holistic medicine, general medical profession, charity worker

Famous Shravanas: Henry Ford, Muhammad Ali, George Lucas, Charles Manson, Bruce Willis, Jessica Lange

Favorable Activities: Beginning new ventures, counseling, listening, travel, buying property, medical treatment, socializing, learning, study languages, reading and writing, music, philosophy, meditation, religious activities, politics, humanitarian activities

Unfavorable Activities: Activities requiring aggression, lawsuits, battles or wars, taking risks, making promises, taking oaths, completion of activity, lending money, marriage, adoption

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Thiruppaarkadal Sri Alarmel Mangai Samedha Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple

The sacred vortex associated with the energy of Shravana star is located in the village of Thiruppaarkadal in Tamil Nadu, India. The name Thiruppaarkadal represents the ambrosia and nectar that comes from the milky ocean. This name exudes the energy of Lord Vishnu, who is the ruler of Shravana. Lord Vishnu manifested as Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal at this temple, where he is accompanied by his consort, Sri Alarmel Mangai.

This deity is rare as it embodies aspects of both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. A pooja for a pot-like vessel containing nectar is conducted everyday at Thiruppaarkadal. The face of the vessel represents Lord Vishnu while the neck of the vessel is Lord Shiva. This offering assists those people who have lost their faith in the divine.

Those born under Shravana star, as well as those who are born under other stars, should worship here frequently. One should perform archana and abhishekham with milk, honey, ghee and sugar. This will bring blessings to manifest one’s desires. Those receiving the darshan of Sri Prasanna Venkatessa Perumal at Thiruppaarkadal will receive the bountiful energy from all of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It is also favorable to receive darshan on the third moon phase in order to assist the education of one’s children.

People who suffer from deafness or hearing problems should play instruments on Shravana day at Thiruppaarkadal Temple. Worshipping the energy of the sacred sounds enhances a person’s hearing capacity through Divine Grace. This temple is also an auspicious place for doctors who specialize in Otolaryngology (ears, nose and throat) to worship.

Dhanishtha(23°20′ Capricorn to 6°40′ Aquarius)

Dhanishtha is composed of four stars in the constellation of Delphini. In the sky, the stars Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Delphini form the head of a dolphin. In astrology, Dhanishtha 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 Dhanishtha. 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 Dhanishtha are insightful, charitable and have the capacity to unite people for a common purpose.

General Characteristics: A liberal, brave, wealthy person who is fond of music.
Translation: ”The Wealthiest”, “The most beneficent”, “The most heard of”, “The most famous”
Symbol: Musical drum
Animal Symbol: A Female Lion
Presiding Deity: The eight Vasus, the solar gods of energy and light.
Controlling Planet: Mars
Ruling Deity of Mars: Muruga
Nature: Rakshasa (demon)
Mode: Active
Number: 23 (signifies completion)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Ether
Disposition: Moveable
Bird: Golden Bee
Tree:
Common Name: Indian Mesquite, Vanni, Kejari
Botanical Name: Prosopis cinenaria
Seed Sounds: Ga, Gi, Gu, Ge (see Padas of Dhanishtha)
Also related to Planets:: Saturn, the ruler of both Capricorn and Aquarius, provides discipline; Rahu is associated with the media

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Dhanishtha:

Padas:

First Pada 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Capricorn
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Ga (Gaa)
Keyword: Ambition
Second Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Capricorn.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Gi (Gee)
Keyword: Flexibility
Third Pada 00°00′ – 03°20′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Gu (Goo)
Keyword: Harmony
Fourth Pada 03°20′ – 06°40′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Ge (Gay)
Keyword: Rhythm

 

Strength: Aspires to high and dignified positions; insightful; perceptive; wealthy; charitable; performs well in foreign countries; lives on both spiritual and material levels; compassionate; good conversationalist; enjoys music and dance; good organizational abilities; sincere; focused on accomplishments and developing their careers; likes old and mystifying articles; skilled at research and astrology.

Weakness: Aggressive; ruthless; inconsiderate; deceptive; can hurt others; makes up stories and lies; withholds information; doesn’t like to be told what to do; argumentative; loquacious; short-tempered; careless; selects incompatible companion; lustful; sexual difficulties; problems with marriage; wants everything for themselves; covetous; self-absorbed; narcissistic.

Professions: Musician, dancer, performer, doctors, surgeons, real estate agent, property management, scientist, researcher, physicist, engineering, mining, charity work, poet, entertainment business, songwriter, percussionists, makers of musical instruments, vocalist, gem dealers, athletes, group coordinators, military people, astrologers, psychics, holistic healers.

Famous Dhanishthas: Orson Welles, Richard Nixon, Marilyn Monroe, Woody Allen, Princess Diana, Rainer Marie Rilke

Favorable Activities: Music, dance, celebration, concerts, ceremonies, traveling, creative activities, religious rituals, lending money, financial transactions, religious rituals, meditation, yoga, gardening, treating diseases, commencing education ventures.

Unfavorable Activities: Marriage or sexual activity, restrictive behavior, new partnerships, domestic activity, activities requiring tact, ingenuity or tenderness.

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Korukkai Sri Pushpavalli Samedha Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar Temple

The temple with most significance to Dhanishtha star is situated in Korukkai near Kumbakonam in Tamil Nadu, India. Lord Shiva manifested as Sri Brahma Gnanapureeswarar and offered spiritual knowledge to Lord Brahma at this temple. The grace of Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar has the ability to assist children with concentration and success in their education. Sri Brahma and his consort, Saraswati, visit this holy temple on a regular basis.

The placement of the Nandhi, the sacred bull, is the most significant aspect of Korukkai. It is adjacent to, rather than facing, Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar. People who have made serious mistakes or who lack peace of mind can offer a garland of nuts to the Nandhi. After offering the garland, the person may whisper their problems in the ear of the sacred bull and ask for a remedy. Furthermore, it is auspicious to offer a garland, betel leaves, nuts, turmeric, or a saree to poor women at the temple. The blessings of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Nandhi bring enormous benefits to those who visit this temple. Lord Shiva can remove financial obstacles and is also helpful for relationship difficulties. It is especially beneficial to visit Korukkai when Pradosham occurs on a Saturday.

This temple is sacred for those born under Dhanistha as this star has many spiritual connections to divine knowledge. It is favorable to visit the temple during Aavani Avittam (August 15 -September 14) when it is customary for people to wear sacred threads. Walking around the sacred shrine increases one’s spiritual energy. Those born under different stars will also experience benefits if they perform an abhishekam and archana to Sri Brahma Gnanapureeswarar at Korukkai.

Shatabhisha (6°40′ to 20°00′ Aquarius)

A group of faint stars, completely within the sign of Aquarius, form the nakshatra Shatabhisha. When gazing at this nakshatra in the sky, Sadalachbia (Gamma Aquarii) is the brightest star of the group. Shatabhisha is known as “100 physicians” and is connected to medicine and healing abilities. People born under this star are independent and intrigued with puzzles, research and getting to the bottom of things. The symbol of Shatabhisha is an empty circle, which indicates the ability to explore mysteries and philosophies of the unknown. Shatabhisha is a secretive star with a focus on the hidden powers of life. This may lead to a reclusive life and those born under this star must be cautious of depression and seclusion. Overall, Shatabhisha bestows a truthful, perceptive and ambitious nature.

General Characteristics: Independent; harsh, yet truthful speech; grief-stricken, but conquers enemies; thoughtlessly engages in work.
Translation: ”Hundred Physicians”, “Hundred Medicines”, “Possessing a Hundred Healers”
Symbol: An ox cart; an empty circle or round charm.
Animal Symbol: A Female Horse
Presiding Deity: Lord Varuna, the God of rain and cosmic waters.
Controlling Planet: Rahu
Ruling Deity of Rahu: Durga
Nature: Rakshasa (demonic)
Mode: Active
Number:24
Gender: Neuter
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Ether
Disposition: Moveable
Bird: Raven
Tree:
Common Name: Kadambha
Botanical Name: Anthocephalus cadamba a
Seed Sounds: Go, Sa, Si, Su (see Padas of Shatabhisha)
Also related to Planets: Saturn, the ruler of Aquarius, gives practicality

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Shatabhisha:

Padas:

First Pada 06°40′ – 10°00′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Go
Keyword: Enthusiasm
Second Pada 10°00′ – 13°20′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Sa (Saa)
Keyword: Pragmatic
Third Pada 13°20′ – 16°40′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Si (See)
Keyword: Forward thinking
Fourth Pada 16°40′ – 20°00′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Su (Soo)
Keyword: Imagination

 

Strength: Independent; original; truthful; sharp mind; perceptive; emotionally controlled; interested in getting to the bottom of things; prosperous; economical; clever; able to defend themselves; enterprising; interested in astrology and other esoteric subjects; likes to solve puzzles; provides good service; finds happiness within themselves; strong principles; strong sense of justice; charitable; skilled in writing; sharp memory; daring; bold; artistic nature; defeats enemies.

Weakness: Loneliness; lacks self confidence; restricted; quiet yet will blurt things out in an unrefined manner; con artist; unstable; argumentative; uncommunicative; hides true intentions; miser; dependent on others to meet their needs; feels intensely restrained or mentally anguished; problematic relationships; reserved; secretive; keeps weaknesses to themselves; stubborn.

Professions: Physicians, healers, surgeons, X-ray technician, astronomers, astrologers, engineers, aeronautics, space engineer, pilots, nuclear physicists, researchers, electricians, writers, clerical work, secretaries, film and television, drug and pharmaceutical, working with herbs, drug dealers, waste disposal, plastics and petroleum, automobile industry, explorer, Zen practitioners

Famous Shatabhishas: Paul Newman, Robin Williams, Elvis Presley, J. Edgar Hoover, Paul Klee, Joe DiMaggio

Favorable Activities: Signing business deals and contracts, land and property deals, education, travel, bike riding, acquiring new vehicles, recreational ventures, meditation, sexual activity, astronomy and astrology, medicine, therapies, media events, technological activities, visiting the sea/ocean

Unfavorable Activities:

Marriage, childbirth, fertility treatments, law suits, arguments, negative action, new beginnings in general, too much socializing, financial matters, buying clothes or jewelry, domestic activities

 

Mantras:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Thiruppuhaloor gracious Karundhaarkuzhai Samedha Sri Agneeswarar Temple

The temple associated with Shatabhisha star is located at Thiruppuhaloor in the Thanjavur District of Tamil Nadu, India. This temple called the Gracious Karundhaarkuzhai Samedha Sri Agneeswarar Temple has divine energy capable of revealing the past, present and future.

Those people born under Shatabhisha star should anoint Lord Shiva, named Sri Agnesswarar, with sesame (gingili) oil and sandal paste on Shatabhisha star day, especially if it falls on Saturday. It is also auspicious to perform abhishehkam, archana and a fire ritual. Conducting these rituals will bring healing for illnesses. Worshipping at this temple also provides assistance to overcome problems cause by the influence of Saturn.

It is favorable to light sesame (gingili) oil lamps in the shape of a crescent and offer food made of rice and milk. It is also beneficial to partake in charity work or philanthropy. Those people born under different stars may also perform abhishekham and archana and ask for the Grace of Lord Shiva. It is especially powerful on Shatabhisha day during the month of Chittirai (April 15- May 14). Visiting this temple brings blessings of good health and longevity.

It is believed that the first Sandal tree originated on Shatabhisha star. It is considered an auspicious service to grind the sandalwood with one’s own hands. A person can anoint the deity with this sandal paste and ask for peace of mind and spiritual knowledge. If sandal paste is given as prasadham and applied to the forehead it will reduce anxiety and provide divine energies.

Purva Bhadrapada (20°00 Aquarius to 3°20′ Pisces)

The nakshatra Purva Bhadrapada is located in the constellation Peagasus, the winged horse. It is comprised of the two stars, Markab (alpha Pegas) and Scheat (beta Pegasi). The symbol for this star is the front legs of a funeral cot, which indicates a strong connection to the element of fire. People born under Purva Bhadrapada are independent and capable of sacrificing or purifying themselves for a higher purpose. They often have idealistic goals and aspirations for the improvement of society. This star bestows charisma and eloquent speech that can be used to motivate and educate. There can also be a tendency to criticize or become cynical. The level of intensity and the capacity for transformation are extremely strong in Purva Bhadrapada. This is a star of tremendous perseverance.

General Characteristics: Intelligent scholar; skilled at making money
Translation: ”The former one who possesses lucky feet”
Symbol: A sword, two front legs of a bed or a funeral cot, two faced man
Animal Symbol: A Male Lion
Presiding Deity: Aja Ekapada, the one-footed goat
Controlling Planet: Jupiter
Ruling Deity of Jupiter: Shiva
Nature: Manushya (human)
Mode: Passive
Number: 25
Gender: Male
Dosha: Vata
Guna: Sattwic
Element: Ether
Disposition: Fierce and Severe (Ugra)
Bird: Avocet
Tree:
Common Name: Mango
Botanical Name: Mangifera indica
Seed Sounds: Se, So, The, Di (see Padas of Purva Bhadrapada)
Also related to Planets: Saturn is the ruler of Aquarius and provides discipline; Ketu brings a destructive quality to the fourth pada in Pisces

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Purva Bhadrapada:

Padas:

First Pada 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Aquarius. Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Se (Say)
Keyword: Determination
Second Pada 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: So
Keyword: Gratification
Third Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Aquarius.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: The (Daa)
Keyword: Communication
Fourth Pada 00°00′ – 3°20′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Moon
Soul Sound: Di (Dee)
Keyword: Affliction

 

Strength: Eccentric; scholarly; witty; understands logic; creates prosperity through cleverness; receives money from the government or from wealthy people; economical; has longevity; could marry or be born into a wealthy family; spiritual depth; a warrior; passionate; skilled at earning an income; visionary; idealistic; universal goals; fights injustice; mystical beings; good writer and speaker; imaginative; self reliant; good at reading people; intuitive; march to their own beat; devoted to those who impress them.

Weakness: Skeptical; pessimistic; gloomy; nervous; angry; impulsive; has many serious conversations; changes residence many times; dominated by their spouse; frugal, yet still a poor financial planner; anxious; poor health; high-strung; stingy; wavering mind.

Professions: Business, administration, research, statistician, astrologer, priest, ascetic, morticians, coffin makers, cemetery keepers, surgeons, medical practitioners, psychiatrists, fundamentalists, radicals, author of horror or mystery stories, weapon maker, black magic, leather industry, homicide detective, metal industry, professions involving fire, toxic substances.

Famous Purva Bhadrapadas: Martin Luther King, Michael Jackson, Madam Curie, Groucho Marx, Robert DeNiro, OJ Simpson

Favorable Activities: Dangerous activities, risk taking, mechanical or technological activities, funeral services, issues concerning death, agriculture, water activities, completion of activity.

Unfavorable Activities: New beginnings or initiations, travel, marriage or sex, dealing with authority, government matters.

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Renganathapuram Sri Kamakshi Samedha Tiru Aaneswarar Temple

Purva Bhadrapada star is divinely connected to Renganathapuram Sri Kamakshi Samedha Tiru Aaneswarar Temple. This sacred temple is located in Renganathapuram, which is near Tirukkattuppalli in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born under Purva Bhadrapada star should worship at this sacred site at least once during their lifetime.

Numerology, the esoteric study of numbers, plays a significant role in the connection between the star Purva Bhadrapada and this sacred site. Purva Bhadrapada is the 25th star. The Moon represents the number 2, while Mercury signifies the number 5. In mythology, Mercury is the son of the Moon. The Moon rules the mind, while Mercury rules the intelligence. Applying methods of numerology, the number 25 becomes the number 7 (2 +5 = 7).

The number 7 is associated with the elephant. This is symbolic as Sri Kamakshi, who incarnated as the world’s mother, rode in a chariot pulled by seven elephants. The number 7 is also important because seven statues (murthi) manifested on a bael tree at this temple. Thiru Aaneswarar was one of these seven deities. Thiru Aanam means “seven colored rainbow.” It is a propitious sign to receive the darshan of a rainbow at this temple. Thus, the temple is appropriately named after Sri Kamakshi and Tiru Aaneswarar.

Those people born under Purva Bhadrapada can worship at this shrine for seven days and anoint the statues with plantains, honey, ghee, sugar, and offer seven garlands. This will eliminate the karmic afflictions of seven lifetimes. Also, it is recommended to donate seven colored garments at this temple to remove ancestral curses.

Those who are born under a different star but wish to visit this temple will also benefit. They may worship at this sacred shrine continuously for seven days. Meditation, contemplation and yoga performed at this temple will produce benefic effects and assist with career problems. One can also perform a pooja to seven elephants to remove karma from seven lifetimes.

Uttara Bhadrapada(3°20′ to 16°40′ Pisces)

Uttara Bhadrapada consists of two stars, Gamma Pegasi and Alpha Andromedae, which connect the constellations of Pegasus and Andromeda in modern astronomy. The symbol for this nakshatra is the latter half of the funeral cot that it shares with the nakshatra Purva Bhadrapada. This nakshatra is also associated with fire purification and passion, but is less aggressive than the former star. The ruling deity, Ahir Bhudhanya, gives Uttara Bhadrapada the desire to examine things at depth and explore the kundalini energy. Those born under this star are compassionate, virtuous, and drawn to humanitarian causes. They require solitude and time for contemplation, but must be cautious of laziness and isolation. Uttara Bhadrapada is full of wisdom and determination, yet understands the necessity of patience in obtaining the highest achievement.

General Characteristics: Happy people; eloquent speakers; virtuous nature; able to conquer enemies.
Translation: ”The latter one who possesses lucky feet”
Symbol: Two back legs of a bed or funeral cot
Animal Symbol: A Female Cow
Presiding Deity: Ahir Bhudhanya, the serpent of the depths who is connected to fertility and kundalini
Controlling Planet: Saturn
Ruling Deity of Saturn: Hanuman
Nature: Manushya (human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 26
Gender: Male
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Ether
Disposition: Fixed
Bird: Kotan
Tree:
Common Name: Neem
Botanical Name: Agadirachta indica
Seed Sounds: Du, Jham, Jna, Tha (see Padas of Uttara Bhadrapada)
Also related to Planets: Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces, gives expansion; Ketu gives spirituality

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Uttara Bhadrapada:

Padas:

First Pada 03°20′ – 06°40′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Du
Keyword: Accomplishment
Second Pada 06°40′ – 10°00′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Jham
Keyword: Analysis
Third Pada 10°00′ – 13°20′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Jna
Keyword: Harmony
Fourth Pada 13°30′ – 16°40′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Tha
Keyword: Intensity

 

Strength: Inspiring speaker; good problem-solving ability; attractive; disciplined; compassionate; strictly follows principles; generous; financially successful; tends to make money on their own; economical; charitable; humanitarian; merciful; intelligent; benefits from children; drawn to the unknown; virtuous; happy; wise; love for family; self sacrificing; benefits from gifts or inheritance; defeats enemies; satisfied; service oriented; controls anger; marital happiness; balanced; provides nourishment for others; gives advice.

Weakness: Withdrawn; unenthusiastic; develops long-term enemies or is involved in disputes that take a long time to resolve; over analyzes outcomes; self-centered; financially focused; gossip; lazy; addict; irresponsible; highly emotional.

Professions: Philosopher, writer, teacher, charity work, import or export work, travel industry, religious work, astrologers, yoga and meditation experts, counselor, therapist, healer, tantric practitioner, monk, musician, jobs that require extraordinary abilities, jobs that require little movement, night watchmen, doormen, historians, librarians, people living on inheritance

Famous Uttara Bhadrapadas: Bill Gates, Hilary Clinton, Indira Gandhi

Favorable Activities: Peaceful activities, research, meditation, psychic development, marriage, sexual activity, financial transactions, activities requiring support from others, artistic ventures, treatment of disease, naming children, gardening, construction, good time to make a commitment

Unfavorable Activities: Travel, litigation, facing enemies, speculation, gambling, lending money, quick action, physical movement.

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Theeyaththoor Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple

The Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple resonates with the energy of Uttara Bhadrapada star and is located at Theeyaththoor near Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu, India. Uttara Bhadrapada is composed of three sacred ponds of fire. Goddess Lakshmi gathered fire lotus flowers everyday from Uttara Bhadrapada star. Goddess Lakshmi performed archana with 1008 golden lotus flowers to the Sivalinga at this temple. Lord Shiva manifested as Sri Sahasra (meaning 1000) Lakshmeeswarar at Theeyaththoor.

The darshan of Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswara Sivalinga can give unexplainable positive effects in a person’s life. The darshan of Goddess Lakshmi brings auspicious benefits of prosperity and graciousness. Those people born under Uttara Bhadrapada star should worship at this temple during their lifetime. Those born under a different star will also benefit by worshiping at this temple. If a person grinds sandalwood with their own hands and then anoints the deities, Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar will grant nobility and can assist with remedies for heat related illnesses. It is also propitious to offer fruit juices or sweets to the poor people at the temple.

The temple at Theeyaththoor is a special place for performing fire rituals. Sri Vinayaka Peruman performed a fire ritual for his marriage ceremony at Theeyaththoor when the fourth waning moon and Uttara Bhadrapada star occurred on the same day (Thilakundha Chaturthi). Performing a fire ritual (homa) on this day has the power to remove obstacles related to finances. It is auspicious for people born under Uttara Bhadrapada to perform a fire ritual at least once in their life.

Revati (16°40′ to 30°00′ Pisces)

Revati is the twenty-seventh and final nakshatra. Looking up at the night sky, Revati is a group of stars in the constellation Pisces. The brightest of the group is Zeta Piscium. The ruling deity, Pushan, provides nourishment and has the ability to shine light on a person’s life. This star is associated with safe traveling and fruitful journeys. Revati means “the wealthy” and is ruled by Mercury. Vishnu, the ruler of Mercury, along with his consort Lakshmi, signifies wealth and prosperity. People born under this star are polite, charming and social. They have a refined nature and are always willing to offer support or a helping hand. Revati is one of the most optimistic and reverent nakshatras that has the capacity to see the big picture.

General Characteristics: Perfect limbs, genial manners, deep learning, riches, does not covet others’ property
Translation: ”The wealthy”
Symbol: A drum or a fish swimming in the sea
Animal Symbol: A Female Elephant
Presiding Deity: Pushan, the nurturer and protector of flocks and herds, who is invoked for safe travel.
Controlling Planet: Mercury
Ruling Deity of Mercury: Vishnu
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 27
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Sattwic
Element: Ether
Disposition: Mild and Tender
Bird: Kestrel
Tree:
Common Name: Indian Butter Tree
Botanical Name: Madhuca indica
Seed Sounds: The, Tho, Cha, Chi (see Padas of Revati)
Also related to Planets: Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces, gives compassion; Ketu brings the energy of completion

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Revati:

Padas:

First Pada 16°40′ – 20°00′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: The (De)
Keyword: Enthusiasm
Second Pada 20°00′ – 23°20′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Tho (Do)
Keyword: Practicality
Third Pada 23°20′ – 26°40′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Saturn
Soul Sound: Cha (Chaa)
Keyword: Altruistic
Fourth Pada 26°40′ – 30°00′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Jupiter
Soul Sound: Chi (Chee)
Keyword: Visionary

 

Strength: Creative thinker; independent; lucky; liked by all; gives and receives support; gifted at arts; nurturer; promoted quickly; brave; skilled in pleasing; sociable; good counselor; proud; stately presence; sparkling personality; loves and protects animals and pets; longevity; well groomed; good hygiene; might be born into a wealthy family; interested in ancient cultures; selflessness; compassionate; caring.

Weakness: Takes on other people’s problems; overindulgent; poor health; amoral attitudes; doubt ridden; low fertility; spiteful when hurt or jealous; resentful; feels inadequate; low self-esteem; overly sensitive; stubborn; volatile; co-dependent; easily disillusioned; victimized; feels unloved or insecure.

Professions: Charity work, humanitarians, urban planners, government workers, psychics, mystical or religious work, hypnotist, travel agents, flight attendants, journalist, editors, publishers, actors, comedians, politicians, painter, musician, entertainer, linguist, magicians, watchmakers, road planners, astrologers, managers, gemstone dealers, shipping industry, orphanage or foster care, driving professions, air traffic control, traffic cops, light house work.

Famous Revatis: Whitney Houston, Marlon Brando, Rodney King, Jim Jones, Joe Pesci, Rabindranath Tagore

Favorable Activities: Business or financial matters, exchanging goods, music, drama, and creative activities, charity; studying spiritual or occult teachings, healing and treating ailments, activities for leisure and relaxation, ending or completing activity.

Unfavorable Activities: Activities requiring severe tactics or bold action, overcoming obstacles, enmity, calamities, sharp actions, surgery, physically strenuous activities, the last two padas of Revati are not supportive for beginning a new activity.

Mantra:

Sacred Energy Vortex: Karukudi Sri Karunaakakravalli Samedha Sri Kailasa Nather Temple

The Sri Karunaakakravalli Samehda Sri Kailasa Nather Temple is located in the village of Karukudi, near Thaathaiyaangar in Tamil Nadu, India. This sacred energy vortex is linked to Revati star. Revati was the 27th and final Goddess to marry the Moon. After this final wedding ceremony, the Moon wished to have the darshan from Sri Kailasa Perumann (Goddess Ambhigai). The Goddess fulfilled his wish and offered blessings in the form of Karunaakaravalli at this temple. As the Moon and his 27 star goddesses worshiped Sri Karunaakakravalli Samedha Sri Kailasa Nather, Lord Shiva personified in the form of a crescent moon.

At Karukudi Temple, the fertility of Lord Shiva is manifested in the energy of the sky. This temple is an auspicious place to receive darshan from the sky. In ancient times, people worshiped at this temple for the blessings of rainfall. Lord Indra worshiped the sky at this temple on the 7th Moon phase on Revati star days. It is auspicious to connect with the divine energies at this temple when Revati star day occurs on a Sunday. This temple has abundant herbs with healing properties used to treat water related diseases. The energy of this temple also produces the ability to heal eye related illnesses. On Revati day, abhishekhams are performed with 64 types of holy water, riches and fruits. This offering removes any concerns related to one’s ancestry.

Revati is the softest of all the stars and emits a pure white light. Therefore, it is recommended to offer white articles of clothing or food at this temple. A cotton garland, a lamp made of rice dough, towels, coconuts, milk, and white sweets are propitious offerings to invoke the energy of Revati at Karukudi. One may also give 27 gifts to the poor as a powerful offering at this temple. Those born under Revati star should visit and receive darshan at least once in their life. Those born under a different star may also perform an abhishekham and archana to remove anxiety and fear.

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