Ashwini, Bharni, Krittika and Rohini Nakshatra

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1.Ashwini [Aries 0 to Aries 13-20′]
Actions: Installing an Deity / idol – avahani, thread ceremony – upanayanam, parting of hair on the head – Simontan, shaving – cuda karanam, education – vidya rambhan, etc., agriculture.

Nature: Masculine, Vaishyas, spiritual, gentle, looking forward, sight weak, lunar, no. of stars 3, ruled by demigod the Ashwini kumars, traders, shaped like a horse’s head, short, Kul.

Direction: looking forward.

ASHWINI is a deva or godly star, auspicious in nature, and is related to the Ashwini-Kumaras, demigods/devas who ride in a golden chariot, healing people, bringing light and happiness.  Ideas to be gleaned from this star are the light of dawn, the transport of goods, and performance of miracles. When this star is on the ascendant, we find a likeable person with a lovely appearance, well-dressed and ornamented, efficient in work, living by respectable means, and the prominent member of the family.  It is a resolute person, able to control eating habits, happy, carefree and modest, though more financially successful than most.

 The star Aswini rules horses and their dealers and riders, physicians (this star presides over the celestial physicians, the Aswini Kumaras), merchants, attractive personalities, attendants, astrologers, and commandants.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT;      0 degrees to 3-20 degrees Aries;
of unsteady mind, having sinful attachments, indulg-ing in sensual pleasures and with a tendency to criticize others.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT;      3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees Aries;
having scriptural knowledge; having many talents, a jack of all trades;  handsome in appearance and a good learner.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT;       6-40 degrees to l0 degrees Aries;
Mathematical talents; earning by physical labor; a good teacher or advertiser; suffering from piles; a villainous streak.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT;      10 degrees to 13-20 degrees Aries;
Effeminate; wise, truthful, rich, liked by the opposite sex, knowledge of astrology.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
1st Pada:  Not good for child or for the father
2nd Pada: Good
3rd Pada: Good
4th Pada: Good

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Gifts of Gold to the Deity or to the Vaishnavas and brahmanas.

2. Bharani [Aries 13-20′ to Aries 26-40′]
Action: Violent, nefarious activities, entering a cave, tunnel; reconcilement, swindling, killing, poisoning others, distilling poisonous medicines, work related to weapons, fire .

Nature: Masculine, outcast, material, looking downward, sight average, lunar, ordinary, no. of stars 3, ruled by demigod/deva Yamaraj, shaped like female sex organ, violent, Akul.

Direction: looking downward

BHARANI is a manusya or earthly star with a dreadful nature.  It is the star of restraint.  It is symbolized by the womb, indicating that this star can hide or eclipse things.  It carries the ideas of struggle and suffering.  It is ruled by Yamaraja, the lord of death, and indicates a person who is entangled in the material world.  Its animal symbol is the elephant and it represents the worker class. When this star is on the ascendant, we find a fickle-minded person, addicted to the opposite sex, proud, courageous and with good longevity.  The native is fond of kinsmen, helpful to friends and usually having few children.  This is a vital character who is easily led by others, with questionable moral behavior and troubled by others’ jealousy. When the Moon is in the star of Bharani, the person is free from disease, clever in doing work, happy and dutiful.

Bharani rules those who feed off flesh and blood, cruel men, those men engaged in killing, torture, incarceration, the lowborn, cereals, and those devoid of courage and nobility.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:  13-20 degrees to 16-40 degrees Aries:
having a strong temper; of reddish hair; able to defeat one’s enemies; broad-minded, valorous and perseverant.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:  16-40 degrees to 20 degrees Aries:
lazy, clever, weakness for the opposite sex, having scriptural knowledge and a religious mind.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT :  20 degrees to 23-20 degrees Aries:
lean and tall appearance with broad eyes; much pride but with wisdom and a balanced temper.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT :   23-20 degrees to 26-40 degrees Aries:
courageous, cruel, proud, obstinate, keeping bad company, with few good qualities.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
1st Pada: Good
2nd Pada: Good
3rd Pada: Affects father & mother of native
4th Pada: Good.

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
NIL – No Need
(except 3rd. Give meals for the brahmanas)


3. Krittika [Aries 26-40′ to Taurus 10-00′]
Action: Violent, nefarious activities, separation, battle, reconcilement.

Nature: Masculine, Brahman, carnal, looking downward, sight good, lunar, ordinary, soft/harsh mix, no. of stars 6, ruled by god Vahni, violent, shaped like a dagger, Kul.

Direction: looking downward,

KRTTIKA is of rakshasa or lower-class nature but with potencies of a mixed nature.  Krttika means “the axe.”  It represents physical and creative force or the energy to achieve greatness.  It is ruled by Agni, the fire god, and it brings burning sensations to the body or mind.  The animal symbol is the sheep and the caste it rules are intellectuals.
When this star is on the ascendant, it indicates a proud, dignified and honorable type of person, full of ambition for power, who is angry but truthful, with a strong appetite and a wavering mind but much skill and many possesions.
When the Moon is in the star of Krttika, the person is well-known and of brilliant appearance, eating heavily, being fond of other’s mates, having strength of purpose but of unstable mind. Krttika presides over white flowers, qualified brahmanas, those who possess knowledge of sacred hymns and mantras, sacrificial offerings, grammarians, miners, barbers, potters, holy men, and astrologers.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:   26-40 degrees Aries to 0 degrees Taurus;
wise, well-mannered, sickly but of good longevity, having a taste for varieties of pleasures and knowledge.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    0 degrees to 3-20 degrees Taurus;
having a dislike for spiritual men, doing actions which displease many people and which go against scripture, instigating others to action.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees Taurus;
valorous and proud, indiscreet, quick-tempered likes prostitutes and has questionable means of livelihood.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT :   6-40 degrees to 10 degrees Taurus;
thievish habits, humble but arrogant, worried, poor, troubled, sickly and suffering mental misery in life.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
1st Pada: Good
2nd Pada: Good
3rd Pada: Affects father & mother
4th Pada: Good

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Ann daan (provide meals for the brahmanas)


4. Rohini [Taurus 10-00′ to Taurus 23-20′]
Actions: Installing a Deity /  idol – avahani, thread ceremony – upanayana, parting of hair on the head – simontan, constructing a house – griha rambham, marriage – vivaha, coronation, buying an elephant, work of permanent nature – admestikas, sthapanam, etc.

Nature: Masculine, Shudras, salvation, looking upward, sight blind, solar, fixed, powerful, no. of stars 5, ruled by demigod/deva Brahma, shaped like a cart, Akul.

Direction: looking upward

ROHINI is an auspicious star ruled by Brahma, who engineers the creation of the universe.  Rohini is manusya or earthly and it is connected to the Moon, indicating one who serves the public.  It is fixed in nature, so this person may be strong and responsible.  Rohini suggests a person involved in agricultural or factory production and the shipment of goods for public sale.  It stands for growth and development. When this star is on the ascendant, the person is sensually attractive and becomes a charismatic leader of others.  There may be a fault-finding mentality and early separation from parents or the tendency to be unhelpful to the mother.  Rohini indicates a wealthy, popular and religious person, who may have weak eyes, talent in earning and a romantic, alluring quality, being well-built, productive and virile. When the Moon is in Rohini, one is truthful, pure, sweet-tongued, of a settled mind and of lovely appearance.

Rohini rules over merchants, kings, aristocracy, those who practice the Yogic processes and perform austerities and vows, cows, bulls, aquatic animals, mountain ranges, farmers, and men of authority and wealth.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:  10 degrees to 13-20 degrees Taurus:
a passionate, greedy person with impolite speech and good looks.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:  13-20 degrees to 16-40 degrees Taurus:
large eyes, gentle habits, a good speaker, somewhat sickly but in control of the senses.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:   16-40 degrees to 20 degrees Taurus:
of strong devotion and praiseworthy habits; charitable, happy and talented at mathematics.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:   20 degrees to 23-20 degrees Taurus:
rich, able to understand other’s minds and predict  events, with strong arms, popular, wise and lives a harmonious life.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
1st Pada: Affects mother & mother’s brother ( just as with baby Krishna)
2nd Pada: Affects mother & mother’s brother
3rd Pada: Affects mother’s brother
4th Pada: Good Remedial upaaya to be performed:
One must gift away to the Deity or the brahmins Gingly seeds (black ones)