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.
Hasta Nakshatra comes under in the domain of planet mercury (virgo) and ruled by planet Moon. Hasta is the thirteen Nakshatra called “The golden handed one ’’. The symbol for this nakshatra is the palm of the hand. Hasta is formed by five stars (fingers) in the constellation of Corvus, the crow. It is observed in the sky as an open hand giving blessing to humanity. The ruling planet is the Moon and in the sign of Virgo ruled by Mercury reflecting the very mental, creative intelligence and good speech who promotes creativity and transforming energy. Hasta people usually have a pleasant humorous temperament. Hasta’s people have great dexterity and skilled with their hands. They are good in arts and craftsmanship. Hasta gives the ability to achieve goals in a complete and immediate manner. They have an industrious, hardworking and service oriented nature. Hasta is the most optimistic and creative nakshatra.
The Deity is ‘’SAVITAR’’ the meaning of this is “The first ray of the of the Rising Sun’’. Savitar has jovial nature, lighthearted type of persona. He always portrayed with laughing gesture. He is a playful deity into all kinds of trick, amusement and games. Savitar is supposed to be extremely skilled with hands. This makes Hasta directly associated with everything done with hands. Its ability to manifest what we are seeking and to place it in our hands”. A powerful healing intelligence that can remove ignorance is possible here. Hasta promotes the practice of meditation, yoga, and other practical methods of self-development. They know how to win over the other party, hence these people can be good diplomats or are suitable for any profession. These people have good power and strength to withstand confrontation. They can carry out the responsibilities assigned to them through their all-round knowledge and efforts. These people are interested in all kinds of sports both related with mind or physical games.
The Shadow side of this lunar mansion is cooperation in order to achieve the intended goal. This cooperation however has very little to do with friendship, as there is a distinct lack of trust. It is no wonder that shaking hands is the most commonly bonding but it also reflect the modern obsession with cooperation without trust. A flexible, and chameleon like quality to change and take on new shapes can be seen here. Hardships, impediments and restraintment may occur early in the life. Lack of success until person focused on the spiritual path. Health issues may occur due to the sensitive nature. Virgo is the most vulnerable sign of the zodiac with related to the health issues. A crafty trickster, taking pleasure in lying, gambling and fraud, critical, and cunning, personality can be developing here.
Hasta Nakshatra Pada 1: Falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. This pada gives abundant energy, and makes one an expert at mathematics and in surgical skill.
Hasta Nakshatra Pada 2: Falls in Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. This pada relates to the artistic side and the native is honest and cheerful.
Hasta Nakshatra Pada 3: Falls in Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. This pada is the most dextrous and clever. The native is intelligent.
Hasta Nakshatra Pada 4: Falls in Cancer Navamsa ruled by Moon. This pada focus on family life, promote material security.
Ascendant in Hasta Nakshatra: Highly flexible and supple bodies capable of handling a variety of manuals jobs, likeable, sociable, entertaining, attractive, respected, and humanitarian.
Sun in Hasta Nakshatra: Influential, practical, Love for knowledge, and writing, skills with hands, attention to details, and have good analytical ability.
Moon in Hasta Nakshatra: Creative, smiley faces, attractive, open Hearted, friendly, moody nature, sensitive, excellent memory and Acts according to the circumstances.
Mars in Hasta Nakshatra: Determine, goal oriented, protective, discipline, work for social-welfare, stubborn and feels frustrated.
Mercury in Hasta Nakshatra: Business mind, Intelligent, good analytical power, good at writing, and expert in communications.
Jupiter in Hasta Nakshatra: Interest in astrology, and the occult science, good teacher, healers, and good in palm reading.
Venus in Hasta Nakshatra: Artistic in nature, sweet speech, sincere, Interest in listening music, healers, self-healers, good in cooking and household work.
Saturn in Hasta Nakshatra: Practical, clever, organized aptitude for trade, tenacious, inclined toward intoxication, and can write things for long hour.
Rahu in Hasta Nakshatra: effort. Rahu placed in Hasta emphasizes the attempts of man to try to control his destiny through his own efforts. Due to intellectual part of Hasta can restrict the spiritual growth of the native through fear and mistrust.
Ketu in Hasta Nakshatra: Ketu in Hasta brings a lot of frustrations into this life but the essence of this placement is the ability to recognize life beyond its present restrictions. Here ketu deals with the conflicts of the mind and its illusions.
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