Purva Phalguni

The four quarters of this star, in navamsa, fall in Leo, Virgo, Libra and Scorpio,respectively. The involved Planets are Sun, Mercury, Venus and Mars. Of the above, two (Sun and Mars) are masculine, while the other two (Venus and Mercury) are not masculine. People born in this star are capable of attracting others by their eloquent speech. They work for the government in some capacity or the other. They are handsome and prefer travel to staying in one place. They tend to take up assignments only after proper scrutiny and due diligence. People born in this star are blessed with prosperity.

They tend to quarrel, work with vested interests, get into problems due to unsuppressed desires. They have altruistic values in life. Once decided, they tend to stick to their decisions.

One born in the first quarter of this star is clever. One born in the second quarter upholds dharma. One born in the third quarter is either a king or a leader. The one born in the fourth quarter is short lived. One born in this star appears to be brave, though a coward. For selling of grains, Purva Phalguni is considered a favourable star. It is also good for threshing grains. Boat building and launching are favoured by this star.

A star that is suitable for buying in a commercial transaction may not be suitable for selling.

Purva Phalguni is a favourable star for selling; the other stars which favour the seller are Bharani, Krithika, Ashlesha, Vishaka, Purva Ashada and Purva Bhadrapad. The stars which favour buying are Ashwini, Chitra, Swati, Shravana, Shathabhisha and Revathi. A thumb rule which a student of astrology can derive out of these principles is that all inauspicious stars favour the seller and all the auspicious stars favour the buyer.

Take the stock market for instance. On a particular day, one man buys and the other man sells. Obviously, for a transaction to go through, you need a buyer and a seller. If the above astrological principles are tracked carefully, you can foresee who will gain and who will lose in a particular transaction.

Valuables that are lent or pledged on a day ruled by Bharani, Krithika, Ashlesha, Makha, Purva Phalguni, Vishaka, Jyeshta, Moola, Purva Ashadha or Purva Bhadrapad will either not return to the owner or will not be a source of gain. When a debt is repaid in instalments, payment of first instalment is critical and needs to be done under an auspicious Muhurtha. The best stars for loan repayment are: Ashwini, Punarvasu, Pushya, Swati and Shathabhisha. Stars which are somewhat auspicious for this purpose are: Krithika, Ardra, Makha, Purva Phalguni, Vishaka, Jyeshta, Moola, Sravana and Dhanishta.

When investments are made in Bharani,Krithika, Ardra, Makha, Purva Phalguni, Vishaka, Jyeshta, Moola,Purva ashadha or Purva Bhadrapad, only financial loss will occur. In other words, these stars are inauspicious for making investments.

Tonsure for the first time in a person’s life is a Hindu Samskara called “Chowla”. This function is particularly significant as it affects the health and longevity of that individual. The person will get some kind of disease if “Chowlam” is performed in Purva Phalguni star. Hence, this star should be avoided for “Chowlam” ceremony in particular and for tonsure, in general.

Even when a person wears a new dress in Purva Phalguni star, it gives rise to disease. However, a person born in Purva Phalguni star can wear new dress on his / her birthday. This principle may be treated as an exception to the general ban on wearing new dress in this star.
Digging for construction of a building can commence in this star.
Purva Phalguni is a favourable star for beginning an operation to catch criminals. For this operation, Monday, Tuesday and Saturday are favourable. Movable rasis are preferable. Mercury or Moon aspecting the Lagna favours catching the criminal.

In today’s world, most of the boys and girls have some extra – curricular activity such as dance, music or acting. The following stars favour these activities: Rohini, Mrigashirsha, Pushya, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Anuradha, Jyeshta, Uttara Ashadha, Dhanishta, Shathabhisha, Uttara Bhadrapad and Revathi.

According to Muhurtha Chintamani, a disease commencing in Purva Phalguni could prove fatal while some say it would subside in three weeks.

One should not travel on a day ruled by Purva Phalguni. Similarly, one should not travel on a day ruled by one’s Janma Nakshatra.I will cite a particular example to show how a double affliction in the form of travel commencing on janma nakshatra in Purval Phal guni could prove fatal. Rajiv Gandhi( 20 August 1944 – 21 May 1991) was the sixth Prime Minister of India serving from 1984 to 1989.As can be seen from the birth data furnished above Rajiv Gandhi was born in Purva Phalguni star.On the date of his death,Purva Phalguni star was in operation.In other words Rajiv Gnadhi’s birth as well as death happen to be on the same star viz., Purva Phalguni.

Rajiv Gandhi was campaigning for the upcoming elections. On 21 May 1991, after successfully campaigning in Visakhapatnam, his next stop was Sriperumbudur in Tamil Nadu. A couple of hours after arriving in Chennai, Rajiv Gandhi was driven by motorcade in a white car to Sriperumbudur, stopping along the way at a few other election campaigning venues. When he reached the campaign rally in Sriperumbudur, he got out of his car and began to walk towards the dais where he would deliver a speech. Along the way, he was garlanded by many well-wishers, party workers and school children. At 22:21 IST the assassin, approached and greeted him. She then bent down to touch his feet and detonated an RDXexplosive-laden belt tucked below her dress. Rajiv Gandhi, his assassin and 14 otherswerekilledinthe explosion that followed. The assassination was caught on film by a local photographer, whose camera and film was found at the site though the photographer himself died in the blast.

One must be cautious while embarking on travel.Purva phalguni suffers from Nitya dosha for travel(meaning it is taboo for one and all) while Janma nakshatra dosha is one form of kartr dosha( meaning it is taboo only for that specific person).

In the episode we discussed just now,the star suffers from dosha on both counts meaning it has nitya dosha as well as kartr dosha.In such cases the danger is more pronounced and hence travel as far as possible is avoidable on such days in order to mitigate adverse consequences.