Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Vishaka, Anuradha, Jyestha and Moola Nakshatra

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13. Hasta [Virgo 10-00′ to Virgo 23-20′]
Action:  Installing a Deity /  idol  – avahani, thread ceremony – upanayana, parting of hair on the head – simontan, shaving – cudakaran, constructing a house – griha rambham, marriage – vivaha, coronation.

Nature: Feminine, Vaishyas, salvation, looking forward, sight weak, solar, short, gentle, no. of stars 5, ruled by god Sun , Karpanchak, shaped like an arm, traders, Akul.

Direction: looking forward.

HASTA is represented by the clenched fist.  It indicates a person of purity in thought and deed mixed with the power to control.  It is deva or godly in nature.  It indicates the ability to create, heal or remove ignorance.  Hasta is a light star giving a pleasant temperament.  It is of merchant caste.When this star is on the ascendant, we get a likeable character, skilled with the hands, sociable and entertaining but fixed in purpose.  A Hastan is handsome in appearance, orthodox in behavior, sensitive, artistic and inclined towards public service.  A Hastan is able in contests, fond of foreign lands, eloquent in speech and of a thievish mind. When the Moon tenants this star, the person is thievish, merciless, impudent, industrious in work and inclined towards intoxication.

To Hasta belongs thieves, elephants, those who travel in conveyances, chauffeurs, artists, commodities, cereals, scholars of the Vedas, traders, and men of prowess.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:    10 degrees to 13-20 degrees Virgo:
    strong and able to defeat enemies; perhaps of short life; of quick temper; in positions of servitude.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:     13-20 degrees to 16-40 degrees Virgo:
   of good qualities and sweet speech; living in one’s homeland; few brothers.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:     16-40 degrees to 20 degrees Virgo:
     interested in music; evil-minded; separated from the father.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:     20 degrees to 23-20 degrees Virgo:
     of right conduct; strong and of high status; heavy eater; helped by the mother’s family.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
HASTA:
1st Pada: Good
2nd Pada: Good
3rd Pada: Affects parents.
4th Pada: Good

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
No need.


14. Chitra [Virgo 26-40′ to Libra 6-40′]
Action:  Installing a Deity / idol – avahani, thread ceremony – upanaya, parting of hair on the head – simontan, shaving – cuda karan, entering the new house – griha pravesham, constructing a house – griha rambham.

Nature: Feminine, agriculturist, carnal, looking forward, sight average, solar, soft, no. of stars 1, ruled by god Twasta , Karpanchak shaped like a pearl , Kul.

Direction: looking forward

CHITRA is a rakshasa or lower nature star translated as “the brilliant,” or “the beautiful.”  It suggests pretty pictures or something pleasing to look at.  It confers artistic talents or the ability to arrange things nicely.  Its predominating deity is the demigod Visvakarma, who is an architect.  Chitra is soft in nature.When this star is on the ascendant, the person wears colorful clothes and jewels, is liked by the opposite sex, is engaged in a variety of pursuits,  has a wicked or critical streak, and lives away from the birthplace. When the Moon tenants this star, one has a beautifully formed body with attractive eyes, and is well-decorated.

Chitra rules over persons skilled in ornamenting, jewellers, gemologists, painters, writers, singing, perfumery, mathematicians, weavers, surgeons, and kings corn.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:    23-20 degrees to 26-40 degrees Virgo:
     an arrogant, strong but uncharitable character, raised in two families, and having eye disease.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    26-40 degrees Virgo to 0 degrees Libra:
     poor; sticks to their word; walks quickly; does austerities.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:      0 degrees Libra to 3-20 degrees Libra:
      famous and of gentle habits; brave and keeping good company; living by righteous means.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:     3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees Libra:
 a knack for business; of sweet and cunning speech;  good looks.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
CHITRA:
1st Pada: Affects parents
2nd Pada: Affects parents
3rd Pada: Little dosh
4th Pada: Minor dosh

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Vaastradanam – gift to the Deity and or the Vaishnavas gifts of nice cloth.


15. Swati [Libra 6-40′ to Libra 20-00′]
Action:  Installing a Deity / idol – avahani, thread ceremony – upanayana, parting of hair on the head – simontan, shaving – cuda karan, entering the new house – griha pravesham, marriage – vivaha, agriculture.

Nature: Feminine, material, looking downward, sight good, movable, solar, detestable, no. of stars 1, cruel, ruled by the demigod/deva Vayu, Karpanchak, shaped like a ruby, Akul.

Direction:  looking downward.

SWATI is a deva or godly star, moveable in nature and translated as “the sword,” and also as “the priest.”  It suggests a person who travels, who can cut off material attachments, and who is learned in theology.  Swati is also known as “the self-going,” which indicates independence in thought and deed.  The predominating deity is Vayu, demigod of the air.  When this star appears on the ascendant, the person is deliberate and slow in action, appearing a little simple to others, dressed simply, having a small family, living away from the birthplace, in debt, kind, happy and engaged in religious affairs.When the Moon tenants this star, the person is righteous, clever in trade, of sweet speech, modest and compassionate.

Svati (Swati) rules cages, birds, beasts, horses, traders, grains that cause excess wind, unsteady friends, feeble characters, ascetics, and connoisseurs.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:    6-40 degrees Libra to 10 degrees Libra:
courageous, eloquent, with scientific knowledge and servants.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    10 degrees Libra to 13-20 degrees Libra:
questionable means of earning; hidden passion; secretive acts.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    13-20 degrees Libra to 16-40 degrees Libra:
 fame, good and gentle behavior, courage, company of saints.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:    16-40 degrees Libra to 20 degrees Libra:
passionate, angry, bad company, illogical talk, arrogance.

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

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Nothing needed.


16. Visakha [Libra 20-00′ to Scorpio 3-20′]
Action: Writing, dancing, singing, mechanical work, collecting commercial item, corns.

Nature: Eunuch, outcast, spiritual, solar, looking downward, sight blind, ordinary, soft/harsh mix, no. of stars 4, ruled by god Indra and Agni, Karpanchak, shaped like an arched gateway , Kul.

Direction: looking downward

VISAKHA is a rakshasa or lower nature star which generates determination, forcefulness, discipline and the resolve to accomplish one’s work.  It is translated as “the star of purpose,” indicating a successful though somewhat self-centered person.  It is represented by the image of a tree with spreading branches, which suggests one who grows in influence, one who cultivates something until the fruit is ripe.One with this star on the ascendant is aggressive and impatient, rich, wise, devoted to forms of worship, talkative and easily angered.  This person needs to develop tact in dealing with others.  There may be success in the import/export line.One with the Moon in this star is quarrelsome, envious of others, covets other’s goods, speaks convincingly and is of bright appearance.

Vishakha rules trees that bear red blossoms and fruits, sesamum, green gram, cotton, black gram, and men devoted to Indra and Agni.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:    20 degrees Libra to 23-20 degrees Libra:
envious, arrogant, ungentle; talented at business and astrology.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    23-20 degrees Libra to 26-40 degrees Libra:
short, clever, diplomatic; interested in other’s mates; having knowledge of science, astrology or palmistry.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    26-40 degrees Libra to 0 degrees Scorpio:
strong, happy, a good talker, reddish in color, clean-hearted; talented at mathematics; with a bent body.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:     0 degrees Scorpio to 3-20 degrees Scorpio:
eloquent, with noble thoughts, wise and artistic; has good luck and does good deeds.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
VISHAKHA:
1st Pada: Affects relarives of family
2nd Pada: Affects relatives of family
3rd Pada: There’s a need to do shanti
4th Pada: There’s a need to do shanti

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Provide meals for 21 brahmin devotees of the Lord and serve them nicely.


17. Anuradha [Scorpio 3-20′ to 16-40′]
Action: Entering the new house – griha pravesham, marriage – vivaha, eight kinds of ceremonies, reconcilement, separation, thread ceremony, constructing a house – griha rambham, installing a Deity / idol – avahani.

Nature: Eunuch, Shudras, spiritual, looking forward, sight weak, solar, soft, no. of stars 3, ruled by the demigod/deva Mitra (Sun – Vivasvan), Karpanchak, shaped like an oblation, Akul.

Direction: looking forward

ANURADHA is a deva or godly star and is soft in nature. It can be  translated as “the star calling others to activity,” indicating that persons born under this star’s influence can be organizers.  It is also translated as  “the star of success,” which has an obvious implication.  It can also be translated as “the follower of Radha,”  and this indicates spiritual proclivities. Radha is the feminine manifestation of the energy of God which encourages all living beings to serve the Lord. When this star is on the ascendant, the person is a wanderer, devoted to spiritual pursuits, unable to bear hunger and thirst, kind, handsome, dejected in mood and living away from the birthplace.  One may be fond of family life, identified with clubs or societies, having difficulty controlling the diet and being somewhat awkward socially.  When the Moon tenants this star, similar qualities are ascribed to when this star is on the ascendant.

Anuradha (Anushya) rules over men of prowess, corporate leaders, friends of the virtuous, lovers of assemblies, tourists, motorists, all honest persons in the world, and all things that grow in the autumn.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:    3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees Scorpio:
a truthful person doing good deeds; talented as a lawyer; having knowledge of ancient subjects; listens to bad advice.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    6-40 degrees to l0 degrees Scorpio:
greedy but kind; religious and lucky; lives in foreign lands.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    10 degrees to 13-20 degrees Scorpio:
a wise, truthful person, an astrologer;  ambitious, funny.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:    13-20 to 16-40 degrees Scorpio:
angry, roguish, unattractive appearance; brave and truthful.

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

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Nothing required.


18. Jyestha [Scorpio 16-40′ to Scorpio 30-00′]
Action: Shaving – cuda karan, commerce, writing, mechanical work, dancing, music.

Nature: Eunuch, agriculturist, material, looking forward, sight average, solar, harsh, no. of stars 3, ruled by the demigod/deva Indra, shaped like an ear ring, Kul.

Direction: looking forward

JYESTHA is a rakshasa or lower nature star,  forceful and sharp in nature.  Jyestha means “the chief,” or “the seniormost,” and it confers upon a person born under its influence the talent to achieve executive positions.  Such a person gets what they want.  This star is ruled by the chief demigod, Lord Indra, and he bestows the power to accomplish things skillfully.When this star is on the ascendant, the person is a leader, troubled by kinsmen, intent on dharma or on one’s objective, having many children or many friends around, and honored or in the company of honored persons.  Externally, such a person is smooth and respectable, but internally  has loose morals and much passion.When the Moon tenants this star, we get a contented, virtuous and very irritable character.

To Jyestha belongs battle heroes, influential persons and those noted for pedigree, wealth, fame, thieves, kings intent on conquest, and commanders.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:    16-40 degrees to 20 degrees Scorpio:
humorous, proud, with writing talent, living honorably.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:     20 degrees to 23-20 degrees Scorpio:
clean and eloquent; a victorious person with little sorrow except for health complaints.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:     23-20 degrees to 26-40 degrees Scorpio:
with a diseased limb – eye troubles; bitterness with family members; cruel temper; owns land or animals.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:     26-40 degrees Scorpio to 0 degrees Sagittarius:
cruel and quarrelsome; suffers misery in life, is diseased or even paralyzed.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
JYESTHA:
1st Pada: Create a loss of happiness
2nd Pada: Loss of wealth
3rd Pada: Affects father
4th Pada: Affects mother

Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Godaan – the gift of a cow or equivalent cost to the Deity or a qualified brahmin.


19. Moola (Mula) [Sagittarius 0-00′ to Sagittarius 13-20′]
Action: Violent and nefarious activities, war, marriage – vivaha, medication, feeding on roots, bulbs, fruits.

Nature: Masculine, carnal, looking downward, cruel, sight good, solar, harsh, no. of stars 11, ruled by demigod/deva Nirrati , shaped like a lion’s tail, Kulakul.

Direction: looking downward.

MULA means “the root.”  It suggests one who is searching after the origin of life, as well as one tied up or bound to a position of relative misfortune.  It is a rakshasa or lower class star, sharp in nature, represented by butchers and other harmful elements of society.  This person is clever and capable and possibly spiritually devoted but with an air of suspiciousness about them. When this star is on the ascendant, marital turmoil is often indicated.  The person is ambitious and independent, possibly interested in politics, handsome in appearance but with many health complaints, and learned, but subject to mental vacillation. When the Moon tenants this star, one will be proud, fairly well-to-do, of a soft disposition, of luxurious habits and of fixed mind.

Mula rules over medicines, physicians, group leaders, those who deal in flowers, roots, and fruits, seeds, wealthy persons, and those who live only on fruits and roots.

1st Pada: THE MOON AT:   0 degrees to 3-20 degrees Sagittarius:
    knowledgeable, devoted but lethargic, sickly and arrogant; having few if any children.
2nd Pada: THE MOON AT:    3-20 degrees to 6-40 degrees Sagittarius:
 truthful, gentle and knowledgeable; diseased heart and eyes.
3rd Pada: THE MOON AT:    6-40 to l0 degrees Sagittarius:
  passionate, handsome; sad nature; shameful actions.
4th Pada: THE MOON AT:    10 degrees to 13-20 degrees Sagittarius:
  strong, clever, gentle, wise, in control of the senses; able to defeat opponents; suffering throat disease.

Doshas / blemishes in the nakshatras found at:
MULA:
1st Pada: Affects parents
2nd Pada: Affects father
3rd Pada: Loss of wealth can be expected
4th Pada: Good Remedial upaaya to be performed:
Gift a Buffalo or equivalent cost to the Deity or a qualified brahmin.