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.
PriMary motivation: kama, desire.
Krittika Nakshatra comes under the domain of planet Mars and Venus (Aries and Taurus) and ruled by planet Sun. The 1st pada (3° 20’) is in Aries with remaining 10° 00’ in Taurus). Krittika Nakshatra is the third Nakshatra called ‘’The star of Fire’’. The astronomical location of this lunar mansion is in the seven brightest star of the cluster of pleiades constellation form the Nakshatra Krittika. The Alcyone star is considered most beautiful and brightest star residing in the upper torso of the Bull. It represents the Dahana Shakti, the power to burn or to cut away negativity to get to the deepest truth. Krittika is ruled by Agni, the God of Fire. It has the power to burn (dahana shakti). The primordial flame is the primary symbol of this Nakshatra, representing the purification by the sacred fire (yagna). When we eat food it get digested by the stomach and goes to the brain and what we ate our mind act according to that. The power of Krittika Nakshatra is to burn our bad karma through home (fire) rituals. Fire is the stomach of this universe and every seed connected with a planets. Our bad karma connected with planets, and when we throw seed into the fire it get burn into the fire and go's into the sky and purify our conscious. Krittika Nakshatra burns up negativity, purifies our mind. Fire is the most purifying substance known.
The ruling planet is Sun with the 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”. Krittika is also a transformative Nakshatra. Krittika denotes capability to give a desired change in a form by burning out all the impurities of life or the wrongs and give birth to purity, morality and virtues. The Moon is exalted in this powerful Nakshatra at 3° of Taurus in this constellation. The other symbol for this asterism is a razor reflecting the cutting activity of this Nakshatra which can heal or destroy. Kritika is considered the Nakshatra where power is born. Krittika people are fiery, courageous and able to cut away the unnecessary to achieve their goals. They like to be highly ambitious and self-motivated. Logical, doubting mind, creative ability, enthusiastic, and brave are their typical traits. The first 3`20” of Kirtika falls in Aries, which brings in aspirations for radical changes in personal and social life. The remaining 10° 00’ of this constellation falls in Taurus giving gifts of fine arts, beauty, elegance and fashionable dress.
The shadow side of this Lunar mansions is having a cutting like quality. It has a rakshasa or demon nature with a primary motivation of kama or desire. Agni is the symbol of brightness and brilliance and all weapons with fire-power. And other things of this same category come within the range of Krittika group. This Nakshatra rules war, battles, and disputes with weapons. People with this Nakshatra have a cutting wit and can be sarcastic and critical. They are stubborn, aggressive and can be very angry. Those born under Krittika Nakshatra have strained relations with relatives and friends. However, these persons are gluttons, fond of foods, fond of opposite sex, misers, and worrisome nature destructive tendencies, a passive-aggressive personality, May have illicit affairs and attraction to others mates. The lesson of this Nakshatra is discipline over one’s desire nature and finding pleasurable activities that are truly healing and revitalizing.
Krittika Nakshatra Pada 1: Falls in Sagittarius Navamsa and is ruled by planet Jupiter. This pada is a highly moralistic and altruistic which connects it to one type of military pursuit or the other. The person has strong willpower, strength and stamina.
Krittika Nakshatra Pada 2: Falls in Capricorn Navamsa ruled by planet Saturn. This pada relates to the strong sense of ethics but its vision is more material rather than mental or spiritual. Even its spirituality is expressed through matter.
Krittika Nakshatra Pada 3: Falls in Aquarius Navamsa ruled by planet Saturn. This is also a humanitarian and altruistic pada. It combines futuristic visions and ancient knowledge on a weave of fixed principles. This pada promotes all types of learning and can thus be called the University of the Zodiac.
Krittika Nakshatra Pada 4: Falls in Navamsa Pisces ruled by planet Jupiter. This pada has the ability to manifest its deep sensitivity on a material plane. It promotes group work of all types in a joyful, more creative under group situations in benevolent way.
Ascendant in Krittika Nakshatra: Dignified, proud, honorable, ambitious, skillful, wealthy, truthful, honest, wavering mind at times.
Sun in Krittika Nakshatra: Spiritual warrior, disciplined, leadership, power over the masses, issues with authority figures, need for seclusion, solitude, gift in music, dance and drama, angry temperament, destructive.
Moon in Krittika Nakshatra: Brilliant appearance, peaceful nature, famous, good adviser, strong willed, determined, intelligent, artistic, and have loved by mother.
Mars in Krittika Nakshatra: Independent, have good fighting ability, expert in handling weapons or explosives, romantic, high sex drive, easily excited, desirous, and May have jealous nature.
Mercury in Krittika Nakshatra: Learned and an expert in various religious scriptures May be a successful businessman, May also become a social advocate or philanthropist.
Jupiter in Krittika Nakshatra: Brilliant mystic, seer, and spiritual teacher, Have interest in historical literature, famous, wealthy, noble, truthful, and well educated, and May have servants and vehicles.
Venus in Krittika Nakshatra: Have magnetic personality who is interested in music, fashion, apparel, beauty industries, and other fine arts. The person has a beautiful body and eyes, which will make him attractive to others.
Saturn in Krittika Nakshatra: Impatient, May be work in an agricultural profession, May Marry an older woman while also having multiple affairs.
Rahu in Krittika Nakshatra: Rahu is an enemy of the Sun and has the capacity to eclipse it when placed in Krittika. This can mean a struggle with darker forces before you find the true light. Rahu in Krittika is in its exalted sign of Taurus and can use its power for the best of purposes. Rahu in Krittika can be either constructive or destructive.
Ketu in Krittika Nakshatra: Ketu placed in Krittika will feel uncomfortable with its inherent materialism, seeing this as the result of wrong choices made in previous lives. The challenge of this axis is to create positive results from past life or childhood experiences.