Mrigasira, Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya Nakshatra

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5. Mrigasira [Taurus 23-20′ to Gemini 6-40′]
Action: Installing a Deity / idol – avahani, thread ceremony – upanayana, parting of hair on the head – simontan, shaving – cuda karan, constructing a house – griha rambham, marriage – vivaha, travel, work of or with camels and elephants.

Nature: Masculine, servants, salvation, looking forward, sight weak, solar, soft, no. of stars 3, ruled by god Chandra, shaped like a deer’s head, Kul.

Direction: looking forward.

Objects: Platinum, diamond, rubies, corals, sandal powder, snuff, tobacco.

MRIGA means “the deer.”  It indicates one with an attractive-looking face like a deer.  It is a soft and deva or godly star, creating a gentle and peaceful person, who can do research and is poetic and creative.  The animal symbol is the serpent, indicating a thin body and satirical nature.  Mrgashira is ruled by the Moon, giving a sensitive or perceptive nature.When this star is on the ascendant, the person is attractive, inquisitive, a seeker of truth and beauty, with good intelligence and feminine appearance, much enthusiasm, a vacillating mind, sickness in childhood and many enemies.  The body may be thin, and the nature is talkative, whimsical, devoted to the mother, and this could be an orator or singer.When the Moon tenants the star of Mrgashira, one is fickle, sharp-witted, timid, eloquent in speech, afraid of confrontation, industrious in work, wealthy and indulgent in sensual pleasures.

Mrgasira presides over beasts, birds, flowers, fruits, musicians, lovers, clothes and fragrant articles, products of the sea, gems, the forest and its dwellers, those who drink the nectar of the gods (Soma rasa), and messengers.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:   23-20 degrees to 26-40 degrees Taurus:
 rich, of a bad nature,  enjoys victory over enemies, not handsome, possibly obese.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:   26-40 degrees Taurus to 0 degrees Gemini:
of good nature, handsome, truthful and full of knowledge; much anger and envy of others within.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    0 degrees to 3-20 degrees Gemini:
a traveller, grateful, a good speaker, benevolent towards others, and of keen intellect.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:   3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees Gemini:
passionate, learned in erotics, wounds on the body and opposing others in debate or competition.

No Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
MRGASIRA:
1st Pada: Good
2nd Pada: Good
3rd Pada: Good
4th Pada: Good

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
No need.


6/. Ardra [Gemini 6-40′ to Gemini 20-00′]
Action: Reconcilement, separation, surgical operation, chemistry

Nature: Feminine, detestable, carnal, looking upward, sight average, lunar, harsh, detestable, no. of stars 1, ruled by demigod/deva Shiva, shaped like a shining ruby, Kulakul.

Direction: looking upward.

ARDRA is a sharp natured star, earthly in nature, and can be translated as “the teardrop,” indicating one who can cause others pain.  The class of person it represents is the hunter and animal-killer.   This star can indicate one who torments others, or one who feels for the suffering of others, but usually the former indication holds true. When this star is on the ascendant, the person is proud, long-lived, receiving money from the government, with few children, a thief of other’s goods, of crafty speech and fickle mind, of robust body; it is usually an athlete or manual laborer, not suited to intellectual work.  Such a person is usually poor, deceitful, critical and has a good memory. When the Moon is in Ardra, the person is perfidious, haughty, ungrateful, mischievous and sinful.

Ardra (Arudra) rules over thieves, rogues, cruel and adulterous men, liars, hunters, those who kill or create disorder, cereals, enchanters and sorcerers as well as those well versed in the art of calling spirits.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:   6-40 degrees to 10 degrees Gemini:
 noble and of praiseworthy habits, truthful, of good intelligence and in control of the senses.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:   10 degrees to 13-20 degrees Gemini:
 frank, outspoken, cruel, proud and sickly.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    13-20 degrees to 16-40 degrees Gemini:
 an angry person, cruel, a back-biter, opposing the godly.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:     16-40 degrees to 20 degrees Gemini:
 ugly, dirty, evil-minded, getting bad advice, hating one’s brethren and of bad character.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
ARDRA:
1st Pada: Good
2nd Pada: Good
3rd Pada: Good
4th Pada: This placement gives a little dosh

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Feed the brahmins.

7. Punarvasu [Gemini 20-00′ to Cancer 3-20′]
Action: Installing a Deity / idol – avahani, thread ceremony – upanayana, parting of hair on the head – simontan, shaving – cuda karan, constructing a house – griha rambham, changing places or moving out.

Nature: Masculine, Vaishyas, material, sight good, looking forward, lunar, movable, powerful, no. of stars 4, ruled by goddess Aditi, shaped like a building, traders, Akul.

Direction: looking forward

PUNARVASU: Puna means “repeat.” Punarvasu is known as the “star of renewal.”  It suggests someone who changes residence often,  who undergoes a change of personalities or a purification of self during life.  Punarvasu is a deva or godly star, ruled by Aditi, the mother of the demigods.  It is a moveable star connected with the merchant class of people.  The animal symbol is the cat.  Punarvasu is translated as “the good,” or “the brilliant. When this star is on the ascendant, the person is freedom-loving, not able to be tied down, and changes partners frequently or moves from place to place.  Punarvasu creates a good, charitable and intelligent character, easily satisfied and somewhat weak-minded, poetic, of a passionate temperament, faithful, fun-loving and careful in business but only moderately successful financially. When the Moon tenants the star of Punarvasu, the person is self-controlled, happy, friendly, dull and easily contented, diseased and unable to bear thirst.

Purnavasu rules over merchants, servants, artisans, the famous, the truthful, the generous, the pure and clean, the attractive, the intelligent, the wealthy, the high-born, and varieties of cereals.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:  20 degrees to 23-20 degrees Gemini:
 hairy and fat bodied; suffering from imbalances of air; wise but arrogant, passionate and of quick temper.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    23-20 degrees to 26-40 degrees Gemini:
 of good habits; able to protect one’s brethren; clever in work, religious and of bilious temperament.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:   26-40 degrees Gemini to 0 degrees Cancer:
greedy, hypocritical, poetic, good longevity, dental problems.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:   0 degrees to 3-20 degrees Cancer:
liked by the opposite sex, handsome and a good speaker.

NO Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
PUNARVASU:
1st Pada: Good
2nd Pada: Good
3rd Pada: Good
4th Pada: Good

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
No need.

8. Pushya (Pushyami) [Cancer 3-20′ to Cancer 16-40′]
Action: Installing a Deity / idol – avahani, thread ceremony – upanayan, parting of hair on the head – simontan, travel, entering new house – griha pravesham, marriage – vivaha.

Nature: Feminine, Kshatriya, spiritual, looking upward, sight blind, lunar, short, gentle, no. of stars 3, ruled by the priest of the demigods/devas Brihaspati, shaped like an arrow, Kul.

Direction: looking upward

PUSHYA is considered the BEST of the 27 stars.  It is deva or godly, and is ruled by Brhaspati, the chief priest of the demigods.  It is symbolized by the udder of the cow, indicating that this is a productive and nourishing star.  A person born with this star’s influence may live a flourishing life, can provide for many others and makes a good teacher or advisor.  Usually there is a well-built or plump body. When this star is on the ascendant, the character is earnest and thoughtful and religious, stubborn but eloquent, learned in the scripture, independent and successful in the profession.  One with a Pushya influence helps relatives and rises to a good status in the world. When the Moon tenants the star of Pushya, one has a composed mind, is learned, wealthy, virtuous and liked by all. If Pushyami falls on a Thursday, then it is prefered for all kinds of auspicious / sat kriya karmanis.

Pushya rules over grains such as wheat, rice, and barley, sugar-cane, forests, advisers and ministers of kings, fishermen and the like, those that are virtuous and engaged in sacrifices.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:   3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees Cancer:
  one who is cruel with a bad temper;  harboring ill will towards others; tall in appearance, liking solitude, suffering shooting pains in the body.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    6-40 degrees to 10 degrees Cancer:
respected by many people; liking everyone; moderately wealthy.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    l0 degrees to 13-20 degrees Cancer:
  happy, knowledgeable, devoted, of spiritual wisdom, respected, liked by wise men, forgiving towards others.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:   13-20 degrees to 16-40 degrees Cancer:
  fat, adulterous, hard-hearted and a quarrelsome sort.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
PUSYAMI:
1st Pada: Good
2nd Pada: Affects father & mother
3rd Pada: Affects father & mother
4th Pada: Good Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Gift to the Deity or the brahmins a piece of sandal wood.