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: Artha, Material gain.
Dhanishta Nakshatra comes under in the domain of planet Saturn (Capricorn and Aquarius) and ruled by planet Mars. Dhanishta Nakshatra is the twenty third nakshatra. Dhanishta, consist of small groups of four stars in the constellation known as Delphinus (the Dolphin). These four stars are arranged in a rhombus shape, which the ancients saw as signifying a drum. These stars are known as Alpha-Delphini, Beta-Delphini, Delta-Delphini Gamma-Delphini. People born in this nakshatra are Liberal, courageous, practical, rich, powerful and kind hearted, sympathetic and compassionate. Dhanishta Nakshatra is known as the "Star of Symphony". The symbol is a musical instrument called mridangam or tabla. People born in this nakshatra usually wealthy, have love for music and have talent in singing. These people possess the gifts of insight, listening, and perception of truth. They also interested in in knowing about spiritual and occult knowledge. This is a social nakshatra, which likes to be part of groups. It likes to mingle with people.
The Deity of Dhanista is Eight Vasus, the Gods of abundance, the solar Gods of energy and light. The Vasus means good or light, and reflect high virtues and a charitable nature. The Eight Vasus are: Pratyusha (Sun), Soma (Moon), Dhara (Earth), Anala (fire), Apa (water), Anila (wind), Prabhasa (sky), Dhruva (nakshatram). These Vasus are the Deities of the earth that gives abundance and fame on material plane. All these eight deities carry within them the energies of different nakshatras. This makes Dhanishta a sort of compendium of the energies of earlier nakshatras. These eight Vasus are supposed to be wealthy and skilled at music. This is probably the reason why People born in this nakshatra understand the rhythm of the universe. those who have Dhanishta lunar mansion have a good sense of rhythm and enjoy music and dance. It is very easy for them to excel in these fields if they work at it. These people tend to be good at sports because rhythm and timing are the key to almost all Sports. This holds especially true for track and field athletics, ball games and gymnastics. They are especially good at Sports like gymnastics, where grace is a prerequisite.
The shadow side of this Lunar mansions is materialistic bent. they can be over ambitious, greedy, stingy, and jealous of other wealth. Due to the mars rulership the person can be ruthless, selfish, inconsiderate, heartless, aloof, arrogant, argumentative, and revengeful nature can be seen. they need to cultivate patience and perseverance to deal with difficulties of life. Mars is regarded as the most unfavorable planet for marital harmony. Capricorn part of this asterism has more problematic as compared to the Aquarius part. This is simply because Aquarius has a more accommodating nature as compared to Capricorn. There is marital difficulties are usually enhanced when either Mars, Saturn, Rahu or Ketu are placed in this nakshatra, especially the Capricorn part. If this placement has some connection with the seventh house, it might be impossible for such a person to have a smooth married life. most Cancer Ascendants, whose 7th house falls in Capricorn and if they have any one of these planets Mars, Saturn, Rahu , Ketu, in 7th house have difficulty in married life.
Dhanishta Pada 1: Falls in Leo Navamsa and is ruled by Sun. This portion relates to the ambitious part of this asterism. It directs one towards worldly accomplishments. It can also be too aggressive.
Dhanishta Pada 2: Falls in Virgo Navamsa ruled by Mercury. It relates to the skilful and communicative part of this nakshatra. it gives a lot of success in one's chosen pursuits, good mind-hand coordination, which promotes musical and athletic skill.
Dhanishta Pada 3: Falls in Libra Navamsa ruled by Venus. This relates to the amicable, optimistic, happy, social, musical, group orientated and wealthy aspect of Dhanishta. It relates to those involved in music, fine arts, divination and astrology.
Dhanishta Pada 4: Falls in Scorpio Navamsa ruled by Mars. This relates to the rhythmical aspect of this asterism. It is helpful in creative arts requiring a lot of energy. This pada has a warrior's attitude and gives sporting prowess and athletic ability.
Ascendant in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Ambitious, idealistic, disciplined, liberal, conservative, arrogant, wealthy, and virtuous.
Sun in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Social interest, wealthy, stressful lifestyle, hardworking, cynical, and have issues with anger.
Moon in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Wealthy, liberal, indifferent, structured, organized, fond of music, poetry, and obstinate.
Mars in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Mars exalted in this nakshatra. focused, goal oriented, have good patience and control in actions.
Mercury in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Speaks slow, have good concentration on studies, learned in scriptures, have good knowledge in business.
Jupiter in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Jupiter debilitated in this nakshatra. Too materialistic, can be greedy, atheist, no concern with higher learning and wisdom.
Venus in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Cold in love and relationship, have neat and clean habits, interest in music and singing, know how to create wealth.
Saturn in Dhanishta Nakshatra: structured, organized, focused, materialistic, business minded, have good reputation and interest in politics.
Rahu in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Rahu in Dhanishta shows a soul that recognizes its darkness yet aspires towards superior wealth and searching for enlightenment through achievements.
Ketu in Dhanishta Nakshatra: Ketu, the significator of spiritual realization ruling the commencing point of the materialistic journey, shows the importance away from materialistic life in fulfilling the divine mission of the soul.