The accompanying concise depictions of the lunar houses give essential learning concerning nature, inspiration, images, divinities and the force of every Nakshatra. The profession investment joined with every Nakshatra is likewise recorded. The galactic relationship with the altered stars and sign star groupings is likewise presented.
The Star of Transport – (Aries 00 00’-13 20’) Ruled by Ketu
The symbol for Ashwini is a horse’s head representing a resolute spirit of adventure and a head-strong nature. The ruling deities are the Ashwin twins who ride in a golden chariot and shower healing energy down to the earth plane. They are the “Physicians of the Gods”. Their shakti is the power to quickly heal and reach what they desire. This is a nakshatra of initiation, revitalization and transformational healing. The Ashwini natives have a deva, or godly temperament, and their primary motivation is dharma. The ruling planet is Ketu (South Node of the Moon), which gives a mystical and mysterious bent to their life journey.
Ashwini Career Interests:
Psychologists, therapists, physicians and mystical healers.
Military personnel, police, criminal courts, drug dealers, alchemists.
Merchants, salespeople, travel agents, transportation fields.
Horse trainers, jockeys, athletes.
Musicians, metaphysicians and psychics.
Ashwini is formed by three stars in the head of the constellation of the Ram (horse).
The Star of Restraint – (Aries 13 20’ to 26 40’) Ruled by Venus
The symbol for Bharani is a clay vessel or yoni, reflecting the potent creative energy that is contained in this lunar mansion. The ruling deity is Yama (the binder), the God of Death. According to Atharva Veda, Bharani is the final nakshatra listed, revealing its connection with the end of life. Another name for this asterism is Apabharani, which translates as “the waters that carry things away”. The shakti is the “power to cleanse and remove impurities”. Bharani has a manushya, or human temperament and the primary motivation is artha or prosperity. The ruling planet is Venus, reflecting the creative nature and strong sexual desires of this nakshatra.
Bharani Career Interests:
Publishers, writers, film and music industry.
Psychologists, hypnotists, psychics, occultists and astrologers.
Entrepreneurs, financial consultants and business people.
Hotels, catering, chefs and hotel staff.
Lawyers, judges, politicians.
Bharani is formed by three stars above the tail of the Ram.
The Star of Fire – (Aries 26 40’ to Taurus 10 00’) Ruled by Sun
The primordial flame is the primary symbol of this nakshatra, representing purification by the sacred fire (yagna). The ruling planet is the Sun with Agni, the God of Fire, as the residing deity. The shakti of this lunar mansion is ‘the power to burn away the negativity to get to the truth”. According to the Atharva Veda, Krittika is the first nakshatra reflecting the stars rising at the spring vernal equinox during the height of the Indus Valley civilization (2720-1760 BCE.) Interestingly, the Moon is exalted in this powerful nakshatra. It has a rakshasa, or demon nature, with a primary motivation of kama or desire. The other symbol for this asterism is a razor, reflecting the cutting activity of this nakshatra, which can heal or destroy.
Krittika Career Interests:
Spiritual teachers, advisors, heads of state.
Modeling, fashion designers, artists, musicians, singers and dancers.
Military careers, weapon makers, building contractors.
Cooks, potters, Vedic priests and people that use fire.
Krittika is formed by the star cluster of the Pleiades, the seven stars residing in the upper torso of the Bull.
The Star of Ascent – (Taurus 10 00’ to 23 20’) Ruled by Moon
The symbols of this asterism are a chariot, a temple and a banyan tree. Rohini provides movement toward the divine as well as a place of worship. The sacred banyan tree is the home of the Goddess of the ancient Indus Valley civilization. It has a manushya, or human temperament, with a primary motivation of moksha, or spiritual liberation. The divine Krishna is said to have had both his Moon and Ascendant in this lunar mansion. The primary deities are Brahma and Prajapati, the creators of the universe. The shakti experienced here is the ability to “foster growth and creation”.
Rohini Career Interests:
Fashion designers, models and actors.
Artists, poets, writers, musicians, and dancers.
Restaurant, hotel management and dignified positions of authority.
Agriculture, food products, herbalists and real estate.
Politicians and consultants.
Rohini, known as “the red one” correlates with the rose star Aldeberan, the red eye of the Bull constellation.
The Searching Star – (Taurus 23 20’ to Gemini 06 40’) Ruled by Mars
The symbol for Mrigishira is an antelope’s head. People born with this nakshatra prominent often have the face of a deer. It has a deva temperament and moksha, or spiritual liberation, as its primary motivation. It is an excellent asterism for research of religious or philosophical truths. The ruling planet, Mars, reflects the energy of the spiritual warrior. The primary deity is Soma, the Moon God, who imparts the divine nectar of ever-new bliss. The shakti of Mrigishira is the “power to give fulfillment”.
Mrigashira Career Interests:
Researchers, teachers, writers, actors and poets.
Astrologers, mystics, psychics.
Veterinarians, animal trainers.
Real estate, sales, travel industry.
Mrigishira is formed by three faint stars at the head of the constellation of Orion.
The Star of Sorrow – (Gemini 06 40’ to 20 00’) Ruled by Rahu
The primary symbols for Ardra are a human head, representing thinking, and a teardrop, which represents overcoming suffering. It is an excellent rising nakshatra because it reflects brilliant mental ability. Rudra, the Lord of the Storms, is the deity of this lunar mansion. The ruling planet is Rahu, the North Node of the Moon, denotes the sharp, fierce activity of this asterism. Ardra can represent the clarity and emotional cleansing that occurs after the storms of the soul recede. The temperament in manushy,a and its primary motivation is artha, or wealth. The shakti of Ardra is “the power to make gains in life thru greater effort”.
Ardra Career Interests:
Hospice work, pain management and hospital work.
Writers, teachers, sales, public relations and social services.
Political and humanitarian projects.
Engineers, mathematicians and atomic research.
Butchers, thieves and drug dealers and chemists.
The Star of Renewal – (Gemini 20 00’ to Cancer 03 20’) Ruled by Jupiter
The primary symbols of this illuminating nakshatra are a bow and a quiver of arrows. The sky is the limit with this nakshatra. Punarvasu means “the return of the light” and has the divine ability to bring spiritual light into darkness. Punarvasu reflects purity, satya (truth) and strong moral values. It is a deva nakshatra with the primary motivation of artha, or material prosperity. It’s shakti or power is “the ability to gain wealth or abundance”. The main deity is Aditi, the Cosmic Mother, who bestows her creative abundance on all who seek her blessings. This lunar mansion is ruled by the planet Jupiter, the great benefic.
Punarvasu Career Interests:
Acting, drama and the entertainment industries.
Writers, publishers and directors.
Spiritual teachers, psychologists, philosophers and mystics.
Architects, civil engineers, scientists and inventors.
Politicians and social workers.