Name , Nature and effects of Nakshatra

Ashwini Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Ketu : Symbol : horse head Deity : Ashwini Kumara (horse headed celestial physicians)Brihat Samhita rulership : Horse-dealers, commandants, physicians, attendants, horses, horse riders, merchants, handsome persons and horse-grooms.Moon in Ashwini : The person is a lover of show, fine clothes and ornaments. He has an attractive personality, is handsome and lovely, clever, skilful and intelligent. Attributes : By the influence of this star the native is expected to be equestrian (horse-ride) or a soldier, also a physician with marvellous power to heal. The after-speak of physicians excellence or process. It is possible, in the horoscopes of these physicians it will be seen that the Graha for successful medical practice is positioned in Ashwini Nakshatra.From Aswi is supposed to be derived carriages for animals for transport, everything related to transport and transport department.
Bharani Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Shukra (venus) : Symbol : a vulva ,Deity : Yama (the god of death)Brihat Samhita Rulership : Those that feed on blood and flesh, cruel men, those that are engaged in killing, imprisonment and beating others, low-born persons, and those who are devoid of courage (character or nobility).Moon in Bharani : The person is firm in his resolutions, truthful, healthy, dexterous, free from grief and happy. Attributes : It is possible to have an idea of the nature of Bharani Nakshatra from the nature of Rahu, Mangal and Yama. To take Rahu first,1. Rahu gives extravagant enjoyment of material pleasure and is later on the cause of sorrow,2. Mangal gives courage, strength, exaltation and hope, 3. Yama gives purity, cleanliness, justice and integrity. The sense of restraint is also Yamas gift; he is the lord of Dharma, a stern disciplinarian, a ruthless expositor of truth, and a refuge for kings and law-abiding subjects.
Krittika Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Surya (sun) : Symbol : sharp, razor like instrument
Deity : Agni (Fire god)Rulership : White flowers, Brahmans who maintain and worship the sacred fire daily, those who know the sacred hymns and sacrificial rules, grammarians, miners, barbers, Brahmans, potters, priests and astrologers.Moon in Krittika : The person has a great appetite, is drawn to improper sexual relations, is very energetic and will be famous. Attributes : This is the birth star of Chandra. Many constellations gather at the tail end of Krithika group. It extends from Mesa 26’40”. The residuary 10’00” degree fall in Vrishabha. Lord (Adhipati) is Mangal and Shukra. Agni is the great purifier, the great consumer of and the giver of light, heat and brightness. Agni causes the fire of life and the drive. It is also the spark of life. Without fire creation would not exist. Agni is at the base of creation and of the continuation of existence. It consumes everything. The fire of digestion in the human system and the external fire for cooking are only different manifestations of the same principle which is Agni. Agni is the symbol of brightness and brilliance, all weapons with fire-power. And other things of the same category come within the range of Krittika group. The fire is considered as purifier; for it burns away all that is wicked, dark and dull, also all that is low and sinful and inauspicious in the world.
Rohini Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Chandra (moon) : Symbol : a cartDeity : Brahma (the Creator) ,Rulership : Observers of vows, merchandises, kings, wealthy persons, Yogis, cartmen, cows, bulls, aquatic animals, husbandmen, mountains and men in authority.Moon in Rohini : One is truthful and pure, holding no secrets, speaks sweetly and compellingly, of steady mind and heart, and handsome. Attributes : The word is derived from Rohan which means to rise or to bring into existence. It extends in the Vrishabha Rashi from 10’00” degrees to 23’20”. Rohini- group therefore encompasses everything that comes within the range of creation – beasts, birds, animals etc. It would also connote the process of growing, begetting, birth, production etc, in brief production, birth and creation. Rising means process of ascending, that is to say the creative evolution, the cultivation and the improvement. Creation continues to exist mainly on the basis of food; and Rohini is supposed to be the cause of food. The direct and immediate cause of food is Agni and Brahma the remote cause. From this point of view the God who gives food, that is Agni, is the spiritual principle of Rohini (group) Nakshatra and because, Brahma the remote cause of food is also the Devata of Rohini; the range of influences of this group runs over the whole gamut of the visible and invisible animal world.
Mrigashira Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Mangal (mars) : Symbol : deer ,Deity : Chandra (the Moon) Rulership : Fragrant articles, garments, aquatic products, flowers, fruits, gems, foresters (or forest dwellers), birds, beasts, those who partake in Soma juice (in sacrifices), musicians, lovers and carriers of letters.Moon in Mrigashira : One is fickle minded, ingenious, shy, energetic, wealthy and a great epicure. Attributes : Mrigashira Nakshatra extends from 23’20” inVrishabha Rashi up to 6’40” in Mithun. The word Mriga represents forests, gardens, asearch, a seeking to find, to roam about in the forests and a hunter, toseek, to blaze the trail, a guide, preceptor, an erotic affair, beauty of the countenance with particular emphasis on the radiant lustre of the face,because of Chandra. Chandra is the lord of marine products and of medicines; that it was from the sea that Chandra rose. And it is to Chandra that the influences and causalities have to be traced.
Ardra Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Rahu : Symbol : teardrop , Deity : Isa (a god associated with wind and destruction) : Rulership : Murderers, animal catchers, liars, adulterers, thieves, rogues,creators of discord, cruel persons, charmers, sorcerers, those well versed in the art of raising goblins.Moon in Ardra : The person is deceitful and haughty, ungrateful, cruel, mischievous and vicious. Attributes : Ardra nakshatra extends in Mithun from 6’40” to 20’00” The lord of Ardra is Budha. When Surya enters Ardra, the earth is said to be starting its menstrual course, that is Ambobachi. Ardra means wet or surcharged with water. Because the earth is running her menstrual course there are tear drops falling one after another. From Rudra comes all suffering, persecutions and oppressions, anger,, ferocity of countenance or hideousness of noise.Rudra is another name of Shiva. He is a blue-throated one, the wielder of the most tremendous powers, what could not be attempted, far less achieved by other Gods, when the churned Ocean at the time of Samudra Manthan exhaled poison Siva achieved quite simply by holding the exhalation in his throat.
Punarvasu Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Guru (jupiter) : Symbol : a quiver of arrows
Deity : Aditi (a feminine goddess frequently associated with infinity and unboundedness) Rulership : the truthful, generous, pure (clean), high-born, handsome, intelligent, famous, the rich, best varieties of cereal, merchants, servants, and artisans.Moon in Punarvasu : The person will keep his mind away from doing wrong, is happy, good natured, humble, of dull intellect, sickly, thirsty, and is satisfied with even a little. Attributes : Spread from 20’00” degrees Mithun up to 3’20” Karkata. The word Punarvasu is derived from Puna+Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration or repetition. The 12 Adityas were born of Kashyapa in the womb of Aditi. The 12 Vasus are Indra, Vishnu, Vaga, Twashta, Varun, Aryamana, Pusa, Mitra, Agni, Parjyanya, Vivaswan and Dinakar. The mother Aditi of whom the Gods are born is the repository of everything good – truth, generosity, magnanimity, purity, aristocracy, beauty and renown. It follows that this star is the cause for these virtues. To start a fresh after having once broken off, to start a new life, to come back from a distant land-all these are signified by Punarvasu.
Pushya Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Shani (saturn) ,Symbol : UdderDeity : Jiva (another name for Jupiter) Rulership : Barley, wheat, rice, sugarcane, forests, ministers, kings, fisherman and the like, virtuous men, and those that are engaged in big and small sacrifices.Moon in Pushya : The person has a calm and settled nature, looks lovely, is well versed in the shastras, wealthy, religious, and observes religious rites and ceremonies. Attributes : Spread from 3’20” to 16’40” Karkata. The word Pushya etymologically means to nourish and that again means to preserve, to protect, replenish, multiply and strengthen.Everything of the very best comes within the scope of this Star. Enjoyment of wealth and prosperity follows from it. Guru is described as the great teacher of all creation from amoebae to the Gods and is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. The mystery of creation is no mystery to him. He is the eloquent preceptor, the wise minister, pontifex, head of all religious ceremonies. He takes pleasure in all worshipful ritual. And that is why the Pusya is composed of these virtues. It has been described as blossoming and flourishing. It is the mouth of Orien.
Ashlesha Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Budha (mercury) : Symbol : a coiled serpent
Deity : Sarpa (a divine snake) Rulership : artificial things, bulbs, roots, fruits, insects, reptiles, poison, robbers, cereals, all classes of physicians.Moon in Ashlesha : The person cheats, eats all kinds of food, does evil deeds, is wily and treacherous. Attributes : Spread from 16’40” to 30’00” degree Karkata. Chandra is the lord. It is the birth star of Ketu. Symbol-coiled up snake. It is the nature of a snake to hide himself, to encircle and entwine, to creep on the chest, to embrace, and to enjoy or unite surreptitiously. All this is an attribute of Ashlesha also.The cunningness of the serpent, its devious nature, the burning sensation of poison and pain along with all consequences that poison connotes are to be read in the constitution of Ashlesha. The virtues and vices of the serpent are all in it.
Magha Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Ketu : Symbol : a royal throne room ,Deity : the Pitras (one’s family ancestors) Rulership : People rich in gold (money), and corn, granaries, mountaineers, those who are devoted to parents or the manes, traders, heroes, carnivorous beings and women-haters.Moon in Magha : The person will have many servants and wealth, enjoys the senses, is devoted to the devas and ancestors and is very enthusiastic. Attributes : Spread from 0’00” degree to 13’20” Simha. The virtues and vices of the father’s family, wealth, glory, beauty, strength and prowess, lustre and effulgence, superior qualities, sharpness of intellect, nobility, prestige, replenishment, and increased wisdom, brilliance, capacity and willingness to donate, ancestors on the paternal side-all these are effected by Magha. In no star is the position of Ravi so magnificent and dignified.
Poorva Phalguni Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Venus: Symbol : a hammock ,Deity : Bhaga (one of the Adityas, responsible for conjugal bliss and wealth)Rulership : Actors, young women, amiable persons, musicians, artists, commodities, cotton, salt, honey, oil, and boys.Moon in Poorva Phalguni : The person is sweet spoken and is persuasive in speech. He is agreeable, generous, handsome, majestic, very prone to travel (by foot), and engaged in honoring and serving the king. Attributes : Spread from 13’20” to 26’40” Simha. It is also called the Bhagadaivata Star. All majestic pleasure, prosperity, love, enjoyment and sensual delight are caused by this Nakshatra. The origin of creation, it signifies coming into being and development.Poorva Falguni and Uttara Falguni are symbols of good fortune and luck.
Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra : Dasha ruler : Sun : Symbol : a hammock ,Deity : Aryaman (one of the Adityas) ,Rulership : Kind hearted persons, those pure in conduct, modest, heretics, charitable persons and the learned, very rich people, and those who are devoted to their duties, kings.Moon in Uttara Phalguni : The person is beautiful and lovely, earns money by his literary merits, will be happy and an enjoyer of the senses. Attributes : Spread from 26’40” Simha to 10’00” degree Kanya. The lords are Ravi and Budha. Poorva Falguni and Uttara Falguniare pairs. Its attributes are much the same as those of Poorva Falguni. The only difference is that generosity, kindness, patronage and aneagerness to help the distressed, to help friends and intimates andthose who seek help are more pronounced in this star.

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