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.
Chitra comes under the domain of (Virgo 23 20’ to Libra 6 40’) and rule by planet Mars. Chitra is ‘’The Star of Opportunity’’ is beautifully reflected by the fixed star Spica. It is symbolized by the brilliant jewel or pearl. Chitra means ‘’the brilliant’’, “the beautiful” or “the bright”. It reflects the many, variegated colors. Chitra also translate as a painting or work of art suggesting ‘’pretty pictures’’. Chitra people are usually attractive, charismatic and possess dynamic personal charm. They have an artistic talent and ability to arrange the things creatively. They are excellent conversationalist. They usually wear bright and colorful clothing and jewelry. Chitra also has a fondness for flowers, garlands and other objects of natural beauty. this nakshatra is good for learning music, dance, and drama. Chitra people usually have beautiful eyes and a well-proportioned body. Chitra fall in Libra, people are fond of jewelry and gemstones. They love to wear jewelry, gems, rings, and even trade gems. Chitra is an extremely creative nakshatra. Chitra fall in Virgo, here Mars guides the intelligent how to beat the battle, win the war and attain their goals. Since Virgo is about details, and nit picking the imperfections, Mars gives them extra energy to pick out all the wrong things in contracts, projects, medicine or any kind of work they do.
The deity is Tvashtar, the divine celestial architect of the universe. The shakti is “the ability to accumulate merit in this life”.Chitra allows us to gain the fruit of our good karma that comes through righteousness. It has a deep spiritual depth and its main task is to see through the many veils of illusion in the universe, it is akin to vishnu reclining on his serpent bed, who holds the realization that the universe is a constant unfolding of his dream state. They are extremely motivated to follow their own Truth. Twashtar represents prosperity, regenerative power and longevity. They are bright, charismatic and usually powerful. Chitra natives try to do their best in everything they do and. The Chitra individual has two types of life experience, one which is almost unaware of its spiritual potential, and the other where circumstances and situations force the individual to recognize their higher nature. These natives will have flashes of inspiration and will want to become self-realized. Chitra is ruled by Mars, and ruled by the female tiger and due to its they have passionate, highly sexed and seductive nature. The challenged of Chitra nakshatra is control strong sexual desire.
The shadow side of this Lunar mansions is Chitra nakshatra people have smug, arrogant, and self-indulgent nature. It has a rakshasa temperament with a primary motivation of kama or desire. The animal associated with this nakshatra is a female tiger which reveals the passionate and sensual nature. It can reflect the world of maya and delusory appearance. it is connected with the work of magicians and others master of illusion. A strong ego and self-centeredness can occur here. Chitra people should focus on allowing the ego to die. They should remember that word ‘’ego’’ stand for edging God out. The symbol of Chitra is twofold, the diamond and the pearl. The diamond is the symbol of the trials and tribulations the mind must go through in order to be hardened enough to cut through the maya (illusion) of cosmic play (everyday "reality". Thus, the Chitra must come to terms with every aspect of the rough stone of the mind, chipping away at the impurities as they come along, until finally, the focus of the one-mind is strong enough to realize what can be the most enlightening and the ultimate reality, the self. People with heavy Chitra affiliation find their most creative moments come from their most troubled times. In their most troubled time, they receive a spark of divine inspiration, and take it to a higher level. Chitra's suffering then, in turn, becomes their ultimate beauty and creativity.
Chitra Nakshatra Pada 1: Falls in Leo Navamsa and is ruled by planet Sun. This pada brings personal glamour, while on a higher level this pada strives for self-perfection. This pada has a very strong ability to keep secrets.
Chitra Nakshatra Pada 2: Falls in Virgo Navamsa and is ruled by Mercury. This pada brings very intelligent, studious and educated. This is a very disciplined pada which likes to conclude whatever it begins. Due to Mars' aggressive nature and Virgo's ability to look for details, they make aggressive lawyers.
Chitra Nakshatra Pada 3: Falls in Libra Navamsa and is ruled by Venus. This pada brings
focus on relationships, self-absorption and equilibrium. This is a very self-centric, social highly sex nature. This is the nature that sometimes leads them into extramarital affairs.
Chitra Nakshatra Pada 4: Falls in Scorpio Navamsa and is ruled by mars. This pada brings
the magical and mysterious side of Chitra. More passion and secrecy is in display than what is usually associated with the sign Libra. They become great traveling guides and at the same time are great artists.
Ascendant in Chitra Nakshatra: Engaged in variety of pursuits, wears colorful clothes, jewellery, expressive nature, graceful, honest and desire for spiritual liberation.
Sun in Chitra Nakshatra: Strong intellect, especially in an academic sense, Intelligent, have discriminating leadership quality, have Strong need in recognition, strong and opinionated,
Moon in Chitra Nakshatra: Beautiful, attractive eyes, artistic, great lovers, popular, intuitive mind, and prophetic.
Mars in Chitra Nakshatra: competitive, direct, warrior nature, militant, skilled in martial arts Strong sexual desire, good immune system, good fighting ability, Armed forces and police detective.
Mercury in Chitra Nakshatra: Detailed oriented, highly organized, mapped pre-planning Writers, publications, work in radio, TV and film.
Jupiter in Chitra Nakshatra: Lawyers, judges, priests, religious people who have knowledge of the scriptures.
Venus in Chitra Nakshatra: Beautiful, interest in arts, photography, music, Interior designers, Architects, interior designers, clothing and jewelry makers.
Saturn in Chitra Nakshatra: Disciplined, intelligent, critical, Architects, and have interior designing abilities.
Rahu in Chitra Nakshatra: Rahu in Chitra show illusions and shadows side of Rahu which are so strong that one can easily live in a false or unrealistic world, have interest in photography and video games.
Ketu in Chitra Nakshatra: The personality is reformed but the process is painful as the ego has to be cut away so that the inner soul can emerge. Ketu is spiritual warriors with courage to face adversity.