Find Out If Tithi in Astrology Affect Your Personality

Astrology is the astute study based on scientific calculations of constellations and planetary movements that influence people’s lives. As the markers of time, planetary movements allow people to understand time cycles, from birth to the end of life. One of the important concepts to be studied is Tithis in Astrology. A Tithi is the first phase/portion of the 16 phases of the Moon. It’s a lunar day. There are 15 Tithis in the complete waxing cycle of the Moon (Shukla Paksha or the brighter phase) that commences from Amavasya (the last day of the dark half of a lunar month) and ends at Purnima (Full Moon). Similarly, the other 15 Tithis are a part of the waning cycle of the moon (Krishna Paksha or the darker phase) that starts from the Purnima and ends at Amavasya.

When studying astrology by date of birth and astrology predictions, the Tithi is defined based on the correlation between the Sun and the Moon. The first Tithi is 12° of the Moon away from the Sun after the New Moon or Full Moon (Amavasya or Purnima). The second Tithi is the next 12 degrees of the Moon away from the Sun. Unlike days that are defined by the Tithi at sunrise, the Tithis can change any time of the day or night as they aren’t defined by the Solar day. There’s no specific good tithi for birth, but all individuals born in specific Tithis have certain qualities as we will see in the following passage.

Based on Indian Astrology, Tithi in the birth chart is the time during which the difference of the increment of longitude of the Sun and the Moon amounts to 12. Each Tithi or Lunar day is equal to 0.9483 of a day so a lunar month when the Moon completes a 360-degree rotation is equal to about 29.53 days.

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Tithis in astrology can be found in any horoscope or birth chart if we know the positions of the Sun and Moon in the natal chart. In Indian Astrology, the calculation of the Tithis starts from Pratipada (The first day in each half of the lunar month) of the Shukla-Paksha. Each of the Tithis has a given name, and a ruling planet, and can be used in muhurtas for an auspicious event. Astrology predictions state that, based on the movement of the Moon, Tithis varies in duration from approximately 19 to 26 hours.

Significance of Tithis and Pakshas in Astrology by Date of Birth

In scientific terms, tithis in astrology is one of the five elements of the Hindu Panchang, while the other 4 are Nakshatra, yoga, Vara, and Karana. The duration of each Tithi can vary between 21.5 hours to 26 hours. The traditional Indian Hindu calendar and nearly all Hindu festivals are defined as per Tithi.

According to Vedic astrology, an individual’s birth Tithi can have a major influence on their life and personality. Tithis in astrology also forms the basis for identifying auspicious and inauspicious muhurats for important occasions. For instance, if we study astrology by date of birth and astrology predictions, someone who’s born in the Shukla paksha or a Krishna paksha baby boy will have similar characteristics if their Tithis are the same. It is believed that the characteristics of an individual born on the same Tithi of the increasing or decreasing lunar cycle are the same. However, it’s not the case with people who have Amavasya as their birth Tithi.

According to Tithis in Astrology, a child born in Shukla paksha is known to be rich, hardworking, and exceptionally knowledgeable when it comes to the Shastras. He/she will be a brilliant and supremely learned individual and will also know how to progress in his/her life. Other than pakshas, another factor that defines our personality and fate is whether we’re born during the daytime or at night or on any specific Tithi.

As per astrology, people/babies born on Amavasya day are slow at learning things and gaining knowledge when they’re young, but as they start growing up, they begin creating an impact to not only change the things around them but also to create an impression on the people in their environment. Such children, when considered carefully, are somewhat offbeat and tend to focus on self-realization and acquiring political knowledge. Many astrologers believe that childbirth during Amavasya tithi is inauspicious because it’s believed that negative energy is more effective on the New Moon night and the child born on Amavasya may have some defects in his/her horoscope.

Influence of Tithis

Indian astrology’s “Yavana Jathaka” states that the influence of Tithis (Lunar days) on a person born in a particular ‘Tithi’ is:

1st Pratipada: The person born on this lunar day will have a good wife and might also indulge in extramarital relationships.

2nd Dwitiya: The person born on this day will seek the truth. They will be liked by all and will be skilled at using weapons. This person will be happy right from the time of birth, and will also be attentive to his/her work.

3rd Tritiya: Those born on this day will be immoral and might enjoy the company of other immoral people. They will, advertently or inadvertently, harm others because of their tremendous negative energy.

4th Charturthi: Those born on this day will be greedy and will not be helpful to others. They will also be secretive, fierce, adventurous, fickle-minded, and crafty.

5th Panchami: Those born on this day will be intelligent and will be blessed with a long life. They will have a strong moral character.

6th Shrishti: Those born on this day will have more male progeny. They will look for sensual pleasures and will have a big circle of friends.

7th Saptami: Those born on this day will be rich and will possess good character. They will respect elders and learned men.

8th Ashtami: People born on Ashtami are faithful to their spouses, have many interests, and speak well.

9th Navami: Those born on this day will be passionate and courageous. They will be interested in pursuing arts and will be deadly to their opponents.

10th Dasami: Those born on this day will be highly successful in business pursuits. They will be highly intelligent, well-versed in sciences, and will have strong convictions.

11th: Ekadasi: Those born on this day will be unprincipled. They will be jealous of others’ progress. Their mind will be occupied by thoughts of cohabiting with women.

12th Dwadasi: The person born on this day will be popular with women and will amass wealth. This person will have many enemies but will handle them intelligently.

13th Trayodasi: The person born on this day will have a wide circle of relatives who will make them happy. This person will be pure at heart and will enjoy good health. They will do everything with great care and perfection.

14th Chaturadasi: The persons born on this day will have a healthy body and a great personality. They will have convictions of their own on everything.

15th(in the bright half of the month): Pournami The person born on this day will keep long hair, live up to 80 years of age, and will be highly fortunate in all undertakings.

15th (in the dark half of the month) Amavasya The person born on this day will become deadly to opponents and will enjoy a good life.

What is tithi in astrology?


A tithi is a lunar day. A lunar month comprises 30 tithis, 15 tithis in the waxing cycle (Shukla paksha), and 15 tithis in the waning cycle (Krishna paksha). One tithi is when the Moon moves 12 degrees in the chart with respect to the Sun. A tithi can last anywhere between 19 to 26 hours. Each tithi in either paksha has a name. They are:

1. Pratipada
2. Dwitiya
3. Tritiya
4. Chaturthi
5. Panchami
6. Shashthi
7. Saptami
8. Ashtami (Half Moon)
9. Navami
10. Dashami
11. Ekadasi
12. Dwadashi
13. Trayodashi
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15. Purnima (Full Moon),
Amavasya (New Moon)

Good tithi for birth

Each tithi is marked by a nakshatra. Birth during certain nakshatra is considered more auspicious than others.

Ashwini Nakshatra:

Birth during the first lunar constellation of the zodiac system will make the person highly energetic and quick in actions. The person will have a lot of ideas and will be a great innovator. Sincere, wise, and strong-willed, the individual will enjoy exploring options and is determined to complete the tasks at hand. The child will be a natural leader, courageous, dominating, and respected.

Bharani Nakshatra:

The Bharani Nakshatra, being the second Nakshatra, is one of the most fortunate, blessed Nakshatras for birth.
The person born under this constellation will be determined, focused, and firm. The person will also be committed and courageous, with attractive eyes, a vibrant personality, and a sparkling grin.

Pushya Nakshatra:

The eighth lunar constellation in the zodiac system. People born under this Nakshatra have the sharpest wits. They will be compassionate with nurturing behaviours and traits. There will also be spiritual interests and skills to sustain relationships and handle situations. The person will ooze energy and charisma.

Magha Nakshatra:

The 10th Nakshatra on the zodiac belt. People born in this nakshatra will be natural-born leaders. They will excel in any field they choose and are capable of multitasking. They will enjoy social respect and authoritative status. Their highly dignified attitude makes them excellent guides for those in need.

Krishna Paksha born child

Children born in Krishna paksha are seen to have difficulty adjusting themselves to their environment. Those born into wealthy families may end up in poverty unless there are other strong favourable Yogas to sustain them. Those born in Krishna Paksha immediately after Full Moon theoretically experience a gradual decline in the long run. Birth halfway between Poornima and Amavasya will see this degeneration culminate at middle age, after which there will be a rise in good fortune. Those born just before Amavasya will have a dull start, but life will become positive by the time they reach youth.

A child born in Shukla paksha

A person born in Shukla Paksha can be elegant, wealthy, industrious and learned. A person born on the New Moon will rise slowly through his or her efforts to a position of prominence in life. A person born midway between Shukla Pratipada and Poornima would peak at about middle age and then start to decline. An individual born at Full Moon or a few tithis before it, may start a life full of promise and opportunities, only to experience decline and fade away into insignificance later.

Celebrities born in Krishna Paksha

  • Shashi Tharoor – Born on trayodashi (13th tithi) during Krishna Paksha
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee – Atal Behari Vajpayee was born on Krishna Chaturdashi, just before Shukla Paksha.
  • Alia Bhatt – Born on Ashtami tithi (8th tithi) during Krishna Paksha.
  • Kangana Ranaut – Born on Ashtami tithi (8th tithi) during Krishna Paksha
  • Mohammed Azaruddin – Born on Pratipada (1sf tithi) during Krishna Paksha
  • Sushma Swaraj – Born on Tritiya (3rd tithi) during Krishna Paksha


Which tithi is good for baby birth?

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Tithis are marked by nakshatra. All individuals born in specific Tithis have certain qualities. Birth during the nakshatra of Ashwini, Bharani, Pushya and Magha are considered auspicious.

What is Krishna Paksha?

Krishna Paksha is the waning phase of the Moon, that is the fortnight from Full Moon to No Moon or Amavasya.

How many Tithis are there?

There are 15 tithis each in Shukla Paksha and Krishna Paksha. Together the pakshas make for a lunar month comprising 30 tithis.

What is Shukla paksha and Krishna paksha?

The waxing phase of the moon (New Moon to Full Moon) is the Shukla Paksha while the waning phase of the Moon (Full Moon to Amavasya) is the Krishna Paksha.

What are the benefits and disadvantages of a person born on Krishna Paksha? What are the remedies for it?

An individual born in Krishna Paksha can be cruel, intolerant, harsh in speech and dull-witted. However, modern astrologers consider the period from the tenth day of Shukla paksha to the fifth day of Krishna paksha as astrologically auspicious since the Moon is at the height of her powers during this time. Chhaya daan, Rudrabhishek, pacification of the Sun and Moon and feeding Brahmins are some of the remedies to negate the bad effects of birth during Krishna Paksha.

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