Sunday, February 2, 2014

Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology



In Vedic astrology the Nakshatras, or lunar mansion, are related with the Moon journey in each nakshatra every day. The Moon changes signs (houses) roughly every 2.3 days, taking 28 days to move through the twelve signs of the zodiac. This gives two weeks for a waxing (bright half) Moon and two weeks for a waning (dark half) Moon.

There are 27 nakshatras some texts refer to 28 for specific spiritual purposes. They divides the 360 degrees of entire zodiac into roughly 13.2 degrees of arc per nakshatra. mainly planet moon residing nakshatras taken more importance because moon is mind and emotions, and mind and emotions play very important role in how we receiving the life and we are interacting with others. although any planet shows its specific effects when they come into specific nakshatra.



Every planet rules three Nakshatra

 

Sun Ruled Nakshatra

 

Krittika Nakshatra: Range 26° 40’ Aries to 10° 00’ Degree Taurus) 
Ruling Planet: Sun 
Deity: Agni, God of fire.
Symbol: flame or razor.
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon)
Animal symbol: Female sheep. 

Sounds: Aa,Ee,u,aye.
primary motivation: kama, desire.


Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra: Range 26°40’ Leo to 10°00’ Virgo
Ruling Planet: Sun
Deity: Arayman, God of patronage.
Symbol: Bed or legs of a cot.
Gana (nature): Manushya (human).
Animal symbol: Male cow (bull)
Sounds: tay, to,paa, pee.
Primary motivation: moksha (spiritual liberation).

Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra: Range 26°40' sagittarius- 10°00’ capricorn.
Ruling Planet: Sun
Deity: The ten Vishvadevas, universal gods. 

Symbol: Elephant’s tusk, planks of a bed.
Gana (nature): Manushya (human).
Animal symbol: male mongoose.
sounds: bay, bo, jaa, jee.
primary motivation: moksha (spiritual liberation). 



Moon Ruled Nakshatra

 

Rohini Nakshatra: Range 10°00 Taurus - 23°20 Taurus.
Ruling Planet: Moon
Deity: God Brahma, prajapati.
symbol: Chariot, temple, banyan tree.
Gana (nature): Manushya (human).
Animal symbol: male serpent.
sounds: oh,va,vee, vo.
primary motivation: moksha (spiritual liberation).


Hasta Nakshatra: Range 10°00 Virgo - 23°20 Virgo
Ruling Planet: moon
Deity: savitar, the sun God.
symbol: palm of the hand.
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: Female Buffalo
Sounds: pu, sha, na, thaa.
primary motivation: Artha, material prosperity.
 

Shravana Nakshatra: Range 10°00’ capricorn - 23°20' Capricorn
Ruling Planet: moon
Deity: Vishnu, Saraswati
symbol: An ear, Three Footprints.
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: Female monkey.
sounds: ju, jay,jo, gha.
primary motivation: Artha, material prosperity.



Mars Ruled Nakshatra

 

Mrigasira Nakshatra: Range 23°20’ Taurus - 06°40 Gemini)
Ruling Planet: mars
Deity: soma, the moon God.
symbol: Deer (antelope’s) head.
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: female serpent.
sounds: vay, vo, kaa, ke.
primary motivation: moksha (spiritual liberation).

Chitra Nakshatra: Range 23°20 Virgo - 06°40 Libra
Ruling Planet: mars
Deity: Tvashtar, the celestial architect.
symbol: pearl or bright jewel.
Gana (nature): rakshasa (demon).
Animal symbol: female tiger.
sounds: pay, poe, ra, ree
primary motivation: kama, desire.

Dhanishta Nakshatra:
Range 23°20' capricorn - 06°40' aquarius.
Ruling Planet: mars
Deity: Eight vasus, deities of earthly abundance.
symbol: A Musical drum or flute.
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon).
Animal symbol: female lion.
sounds: gaa, gee, goo, gay.
primary motivation: dharma, right activity.


Mercury Ruled Nakshatra

 

Ashlesha Nakshatra: Range 16°40 Cancer -30°00 Cancer.
Ruling Planet: mercury
Deity: Naga God, the serpent king.
symbol: coiled serpent
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon).
Animal symbol: male cat.
sounds: dee, doo, day, do.
primary motivation: Dharma right activity.

Jyeshtha Nakshatra:
Range 16°40 Scorpio to 30°00 Scorpio)
Ruling Planet: mercury.
Deity: Indra, King of the God
symbol: Umbrella.
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon).
Animal symbol: male deer or hare.
sounds: no, yaa, yee, yoo.
Primary motivation: Artha material prosperity.

Revati nakshatra: Range 16° 40' Pisces - 30°00' Pisces.
Ruling Planet: Mercury.
Deity: Pushan, the nourisher.
symbol: A drum, fish.
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: Female elephant.
sounds: de, do, chaa, chee.
primary motivation: moksha (spiritual liberation).



Jupiter Ruled Nakshatra

 

Punarvasu Nakshatra: Range20°00’ Gemini - 3°20 Cancer.
Ruling Planet: jupiter
Deity: Aditi, mother of all demigods.
symbol: bow & arrow.
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: female cat.
sounds: kay, ko, haa, hee.
primary motivation: Artha, material prosperity.

Vishaka Nakshatra: Range 20°00’ Libra - 03°20’ Scorpio.
Ruling Planet: jupiter.
Deity: God of fire.
symbol: Archway, potter’s wheel.
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon).
Animal symbol: male tiger.
sounds: thee, thoo, they, tho.
primary motivation: Dharma, right activity.

Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra: Range 20°00’ aquarius - 03°20' pieces.
Ruling Planet: jupiter
Deity: Ajikapada, an ancient fire dragon.
symbol: Swords or two front legs of funeral cot, man with two face
Gana (nature): Manushya (human).
Animal symbol: male lion.
sounds: say, so, daa, dee.
primary motivation: Artha, material prosperity.


Venus Ruled Nakshatra

 

Bharani Nakshatra: Range 13° 20 Aries - 25° 40 Degree Aries.
Ruling Planet: venus
Deity: yama, God of death, sakti.
symbol: yoni (female sex organ).
Gana (nature): Manushya (human).
Animal symbol: male elephant.
sounds: li, lu, ley, lo.
primary motivation: Artha, material prosperity.

Purva Phalguni Nakshatra:
Range 13° 21 Leo - 26° 40 Leo.
Ruling Planet: venus
Deity: Bhaga, The God of prosperity, Shiva lingam.
symbol: Swinging Hammock,couch, two front legs of a bed.
Gana (nature): Manushya (human).
Animal symbol: female rat.
sounds: mo, taa, tee, too.
primary motivation: kama, desire.

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra: Range 13° 20’ Sagittarius - 26° 40’ Sagittarius.
Ruling Planet: venus
Deity: Apas, Varuna, God of rain,
symbol: Fan, winnowing basket.
Gana (nature): Manushya (human).
Animal symbol: male monkey.
sounds: bu, dhaa, pha, dha.
primary motivation: moksha (spiritual liberation). 


Saturn Ruled Nakshatra

 

Pushya Nakshatra: Range 03° 20’ Cancer - 16° 40’ Cancer.
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Deity: Brihaspati, lord of sacred speech,
symbol: flower, a circle, an arrow, the udder of cow.
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: male sheep.
sounds: hoo, hay, ho, daa.
primary motivation: Dharma, right activity.

Anuradha Nakshatra: Range 03° 20 scorpio - 16° 40 scorpio.
Ruling Planet: Saturn.
Deity: Mitra, radha, devotee of krishna.
symbol: Archway or Lotus flower.
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: female deer, or hare.
Sounds: naa, nee, noo, nay.
primary motivation: Dharma, right activity.

Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra: Range 03° 20 pieces - 16° 40 pieces.
Ruling Planet: Saturn
Deity: Ahir Budhayana, serpent or dragon of the deep
symbol: Twins, back legs of funeral cot, snake in the water.
Gana (nature): manushya (human).Animal symbol: female cow.
sounds: du, jham, jna, tha.
primary motivation: kama desire.


Rahu Ruled Nakshatra

 

Ardra Nakshatra: Range: 06 ° 40' Gemini - 20 ° 00' Gemini.
Ruling planet: Rahu.
Deity: Rudra, lord of storms.
Symbol: A Human head, teardrop.
Gana (nature): manushya (human)
Animal symbol: female dog.
sounds: koo, Ghaa, jna, cha..
direction: West.
primary motivation: kama (to fulfil own desire).

Swati Nakshatra: Range: 06 ° 40' Libra - 20 ° 00' Libra)
Ruling planet: Rahu.
Deity: Vayu, the demigod of wind, Goddess Saraswati.
Symbol: Coral
Gana (nature): Deva (God).
Animal symbol: Male buffalo.
sounds: Ru, ray, raa, tha.
direction: North
primary motivation: Artha (Material prosperity).

Shatabhisha Nakshatra:
Range: 06 ° 40' Aquarius - 20 ° 00' Aquarius.

Ruling planet: Rahu.
Deity: Varuna, God of the waters.
Symbol: An empty circle, a hundred physician, 100 flowers or 100 demons.
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon).
Animal symbol: female horse or mare.
sounds: go, saa, see, soo.
direction: south.
primary motivation: kama (to attain worldly ambition).

Nakshatra (Ardra, Swati, Shatabhisha) Ruled by Rahu in Vedic Astrology

 

Ketu Ruled Nakshatra

 

Ashwini Nakshatra: Range 00 ° 00' Aries- 13 ° 20' Aries.
Ruling Planet: Ketu
Deity: Ashwini Kumaras, Physicians to the God
Symbol- Horse's head.
Gana (nature): Deva (God)
Animal symbol: Male horse
sounds: chu,chey,cho,la.
primary motivation: Dharma to fulfill duty.

Magha Nakshatra: Range (0 ° 00' leo - 13 ° 20' Leo)
Ruling Planet: ketu
Deity: pitris, protector of family.
symbol: palanquin
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon)
Animal symbol: male rat
sounds: maa, mee, moo,may.
primary motivation: dharma (fulfill duty)

Mula/ Moola Nakshatra : Range (0 ° 00' Sagittarius- 13 ° 20' Sagittarius ) 

Ruling Planet: ketu
Deity: - Nittriti, Goddess of destruction
symbol: tied bunch of the root, the tail of a lion
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon)
Animal symbol: male dog
sounds: yey,yo,baa,bee.
primary motivation: dharma, to fulfill duty.


Nakshatra (Ashwini, Magha, Mula ) Ruled by Ketu in Vedic Astrology




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