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Punarvasu

In this article we will discuss salient features of Punarvasu Star. The First three Padas of Punarvasu Star fall in Gemini while the fourth pada falls in Cancer. When Moon is in Punarvasu in Cancer, it will be Vargottama, so also is the case when it is in the third

Mrigashira

In this part we will discuss the astrological peculiarities of Mrgashira Star. Soma is the presiding deity of Mrgashira. Soma refers to moon. People born in this star will prosper on worshipping Soma. Mrga means deer in Sanskrit and shirsha means head: Mrgashirsha means deer’s head. Since this star resembles

Makha

The first cycle of nine stars commences from Ashwini and ends with Ashlesha. The second cycle commences from Makha and ends with Jyeshta. In this article we will dwell on the intricacies of Makha Star. According to Kala Vidhana, “Should the birth star of either the bride or the groom

Krittika

Thus far, we have seen Ashwini and Bharani. Out of the three, which constitute Aries, we shall see the final one, Krittika here. This star’s narration is inextricably woven with the birth of Skanda. Sati (Daakshayani?), the consort of Shiva immolated herself at Daksha yagna. She is reborn as Uma

Hasta

We now move into the first complete star in virgo viz hasta. In fact, it is the only star which falls fully in virgo–Uttaraphalguni has only 3 quarters in virgo while chitra has only 2 quarters in it. A person born in the first quarter of hasta is revengeful and

Chitra

This is a star which favours expansion or development. It also stands for peace. It stands as a significator for the following:- (1) Writer (2) Dyer (3) Gemmologist (4) Singer (5) Maker of perfumes (6) Mathematician (7) Weaver (8) Eye specialist (9) Grains The first two quarters of Chitra fall

Bharani

The presiding deity of Bharani is Yama. The Vedas say that Yama, when propitiated, could bestow Moksha. Yama is the custodian of Dharma. All living beings, after birth experience different effects, but the journey ends in death. Paramatma is the supreme soul of which the Jivatma is a fraction; in

Ashwini

All constellations form part of the zodiac. In astrology, this band is divided into 12 equal parts called signs, each 30° wide. The Vedic constellations have a spiritual purpose in the cosmos. They constitute the repository of our Karma. Our ancestors believed that our souls travelled to stars after death.

Ardra

Ardra is the sixth star in the lunar constellation. Its presiding deity is Rudra. Ardra means wetness. The Purana-s say Rudra removes distress. When we are distressed, we shed tears. Tears indicate wetness and wetness denotes Ardra. This explains the link between Ardra and Rudra. Ardra remains solely in the

Vishakam

In this edition we will look into the various aspects of an “auspicious star” in the zodiac, Vishaka which falls partly in Thula and partly in Vrischika. This means Rasi sign-dispositors could be either Venus or Mars. In navamsa, the four padas of Vishaka could fall in Aries, Taurus, Gemini