There are 28 nakshatras, but for the calculation purposes, we use 27 nakshatras. All these 27 nakshatras are known as the wives of Moon. The moon stays 2.5 days in each nakshatra. Each nakshatra has a symbol, ruling planet, gender, Guna, the presiding deity, and an animal symbol as well. In one sign there will be 2.5 nakshatras. The nakshatras are known as lunar mansions. What’s your Nakshatra or birth star? Know your unique character based on your nakshatra. Here we are discussing,

nakshtra

 

1) ASHWINI

Symbol- Horsehead
Ruling planet- Ketu
Gender- Male
Gana- Deva
Guna- Rajas/rajas/rajas
Presiding Deity- Ashwini Kumaras, the horse-headed twins
Animal- Male Horse
Indian Zodiac- 0° – 13°20′ Mesha

This nakshatra is known as ‘The star of Transport’. These people are self-starters and they like adventures.  If they are not busy, they may get irritated. They are passionate and aggressive

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2) BHARANI

Symbol- Yoni
Ruling planet- Venus
Gender- Female
Gana- Manusha
Guna- rajas/rajas/tamas
Presiding Deity- Yama
Animal- Elephant
Indian Zodiac- 13° 20′ – 26°40′ Mesha

This nakshatra is known as  ‘ ‘the star of restraint’. This is a nakshatra of transformations and people born in nakshatra may have emotional struggles.

3) KRITTIKA

Symbol- Knife or razor
Ruling planet- Sun
Gender- Female
Gana- Rakshasa
Guna- rajas/rajas/sattva
Presiding Deity- Agni
Animal- Female Sheep
Indian Zodiac- 26°40′ Mesha – 10° Vrishabha

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This is known as  ‘the star of fire’. You can find ambitious people in this group. They are risk takers and go-getters.  At the same time, you may expect various ups and downs in their life.

4) ROHINI

Symbol- Ox cart or chariot
rohini nakshatra

Ruling planet- Moon

Gender- Female
Gana- Manusha
Guna- rajas/tamas/rajas
Presiding Deity- Prajapati
Animal- Cobra
Indian Zodiac- 10° – 23°20′ Vrishabha

This is known as the  ‘the star of ascent’. These people may have a beautiful appearance and thirst for beautiful objects. Interest for materialism can be in a higher note.

5) MRIGASHIRA

Symbol- Deer’s head
Ruling planet- Mars
Gender- Female
Gana- Neuter Deva
Guna- rajas/tamas/tamas
Presiding Deity- Soma
Animal- Female Serpent
Indian Zodiac- 23° 20′ Vrishabha – 6° 40′ Mithuna

This star is known as ‘the star of searching’. They are always in an adventurous mode. They like to travel for their happiness and they like knowledge transfer.

6) ARDRA

Symbol- Teardrop
Ruling planet- Rahu
Gender- Female
Gana- Manusha
Guna- rajas/tamas/sattva
Presiding Deity- Rudra
Animal- Female dog
Indian Zodiac- 6° 40′ – 20° Mithuna

This is known as the nakshatra of grief. These people go through severe emotional stress.   They will have great energy to overcome all these issues as well.

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7) PUNARVASU

Symbol- Quiver of arrows
Ruling planet- Jupiter
Gender- Male
Gana- Deva
Guna- rajas/sattva/rajas
Presiding Deity- Aditi
Animal- Female cat
Indian Zodiac- 20° Mithuna – 3°20′ Karka

This is known as the star of renewal’. This star is also known as the return of the light.  These people generally are victorious during the second half of life.

8) PUSHYA

Symbol- Wheel
Ruling planet- Saturn
Gender- Male
Gana- Deva
Guna- rajas/sattva/tamas
Presiding Deity- Brihaspati
Animal- Ram
Indian Zodiac- 3°20′ -16°40′ Karka

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People born in this nakshatra are known as a traditionalist. This nakshatra deity is Jupiter, so they will be interested in preaching, teaching, and counselling.

9) ASHLESHA

Symbol- Coiled Serpent
Ruling planet- Mercury
Gender- Female
Gana- Rakshasa
Guna- rajas/sattva/sattva
Presiding Deity- Nagas
Animal- male cat
Indian Zodiac- 16°40′ – 30° Karka

This nakshatra is known as ‘the clinging star’. They are with a lot of wisdom and they are very communicative. They are known for their shrewd nature.

10) MAGHA

Symbol- Royal throne
Ruling planet- Ketu
Gender- Female
Gana- Rakshasa
Guna- tamas/rajas/rajas
Presiding Deity- Pitris
Animal- male rat
Indian Zodiac- 0° – 13°20′ Simha

Magha is known as the most regal nakshatra. They are of a royal nature and this nakshatra is also known as the nakshatra of fame. They have a desire for worldly power and recognition

11) PURVA PHALGUNI

Symbol- Hammock, front legs of the bed
Ruling planet- Venus
Gender- Female
Gana- Manusha
Guna- tamas/rajas/tamas
Presiding Deity- Bhaga
Animal- Female Rat
Indian Zodiac- 13°20′ – 26°40′ Simha

Those who born in this nakshatra likes to be free and enjoy their life.   They are communicative and are very social.  They like the long lasting relationship as well.

12) UTTARA PHALGUNI

Symbol- Hammock, four legs of the bed
Ruling planet- Sun
Gender- Female
Gana- Manusha
Guna- tamas/rajas/sattva
Presiding Deity- Aryaman
Animal- Bull
Indian Zodiac- 26°40′ Simha- 10° Kanya

This is known as    ‘the star of Patronage. These people are caring and nurturing.  They feel happy when they are in a relationship

13) HASTA

Symbol- Hand or fist
Ruling planet- Moon
Gender- Male
Gana- Deva
Guna- tamas/tamas/rajas
Presiding Deity- Surya
Animal- female buffalo
Indian Zodiac- 10° – 23°20′ Kanya

Hasta means hands and those who born in this nakshatra are good in craftsmanship.  They make good healers and artists.  They are intelligent and witty people.

                                                                                                                                                               To be continued…