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Article 75: Importance of Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology

Today’s article of mine is on ‘Nakshatra’. In previous times, ancient people use to calculate or predict through the position of stars in the sky. These positions use to help them understand the relations between cosmic Stars and the effect it has on human lives. So, what are these Nakshatras. 

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Each 12 Zodiac in an Astrology Horoscope is divided into 30 degrees and there are in total 27 Nakshatras, which represent heavenly abodes into which our fruits of this birth and the previous births are carved. As per vedic astrology, these Nakshatras are the units, which are the store houses of the Cosmic Powers which bestows goodness or suddenness based on the karmic (present/past deeds) of the individual. These Nakshatras are symbols in the skies with brightening Stars in their constellation. In Vedic Astrology, position of a planet, degrees and the Nakshatras play a very important role in determining the type of the individual, habitual action and the fate of the soul. Understanding the Nakshatra need a deep understanding of the ancient Vedic System especially the knowledge of the Atharva Veda. 

It is said that Atharva Veda is one of the oldest literary collection regarding Ancient Medicines and also contains Mantras, Hymns, Prose in praise of the lord. As I read these scriptures, I am trying to understand many thoughts shared and I am trying to connect between this ancient wisdom and astrology. It may take years for me to fully Understand Atharva Veda but as a seeker of ancient knowledge, I am trying to slowly understand the thoughts shared by the ancient knowledgeable humans. It’s a wonder as to how such wonderful piece of literature, is written in beautiful hymns and have the seeds of ancient medicine. Understanding Nakshatras is also one of them. Even Yajur Veda have the list of the Nakshatras. 

There are various mythological stories about the Nakshatras and many of us aware of them, however for those who are very new to these Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology, let me share a few thoughts. 

As per one of the mythological stories, It is said that King Prajapati, son of Lord Brahma gave her 27 daughter’s hand in marriage to Lord Moon. These 27 daughters are the 27 Nakshatras. Moon phases through each of these Nakshatras, which creates mood fluctuations in any individual. As per the Mythology, the waxing and waning of the Moon is due to a curse which he has to undergo as He used to have extra feelings for one of his wife, Rohini Nakshatra. Due to that curse, Lord Moon was in pathetic condition. Seeing the condition of their husband, all 27 wives of Lord Moon prayed to Lord Shiva and by his blessings the curse ended. However, it remained through the waxing and waning of the Moon. 

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There are many who are of the view that there are 28 Nakshatras and that the Abhijit Nakshatra is now merged to give us 27 Nakshatras. The Abhijit Nakshatra actually falls in the sign of capricorn. As per some renowned scholars, these Abhijit Nakshatra is inserted into the Uttara Asadha Nakshatra having degrees to 5 degree to 10 degree of Capricorn Zodiac. As per some scholars the Abhijit Nakshatra is between 6 degree 40 minutes to 10 degree 53 minutes. This Nakshatra was before part of the Nakshatra System, which over the years have vanished due to reasons, which some suggest extreme goodness. The removal may be also as per the stories that if anything began when the Moon in the Abhijit Nakshatra, it can bring unparalleled success. However, after the merging of this Nakshatra in Uttara Asadha, the proposed views of the same is no longer valid. 

The mysteries of these Nakshatras are yet to be fully understood by me. By that I do not mean that I do not know or do not have a understanding of the Nakshatras, but there are lots and lots for me to learn. I’m always in my learning process and it never ends. 

The names of these 27 Nakshatras are: Ashwini Nakshatra, Bharani Nakshatra, Krittika Nakshatra, Rohini Nakshatra, Mrigasira Nakshatra, Ardra Nakshatra, Punarvasu Nakshatra, Pushya Nakshatra, Ashlesha Nakshatra, Magha Nakshatra, Purva Phalguni Nakshatra, Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra, Hasta Nakshatra, Chitra Nakshatra, Swati Nakshatra, Vishaka Nakshatra, Anuradha Nakshatra, Jyestha Nakshatra, Mula Nakshatra, Purva Ashadha Nakshatra, Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra (Abhijit Nakshatra merged), Shravana Nakshatra, Dhanishta Nakshatra, Shatabishak Nakshatra, Purva Bhadra Nakshatra, Uttara Bhadra Nakshatra, Revati Nakshatra.

In Veda, much importance was given to Fire energy, the reason being, it dissolves the bad karmic effects of human lives. Fire is pure and hence in Rig Veda, Fire is worshipped as ‘Agni Dev’. There are disastrous effect of Fire energy, if it is not controlled. The Nakshatra Krittika is ruled by Sun and it’s Lord is ‘Agni’. There are many things which these Nakshatras tell us and a very good analysis of a horoscope chart requires patience and deep analysis to forecast any event or to find the reason of one’s birth. 

This is all from me in this article. Hope you have liked my personal thoughts and opinions. 

The above small brief is a general prediction and my personal views which may not match with astrologers or others in the same or related sectors. I look forward to your comments. The above astrology article is based on my experience of reading astrology subject and looking into the practicalities of the situation based on horoscope analysis for years.

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These days there is a debate amongst us regarding machines and human. While it was the legendary Karl Marx who once said that “The machine, which is the starting-point of the industrial revolution, replaces the worker, who handles a single tool, by a mechanism operating with a number of similar tools and set in motion by a single motive power, whatever the form of that power. Here we have the machine, but in its first role as a simple element in production by machinery.” As we write, we find that machines are doing the job of low skilled labour force and Business need high skilled work force to maintain the criticality. So, though job market has been decreasing in Europe, the same is increasing in the Asian Region. However, it has been observed that innovation has transformed living standards as Life expectancy has gone up; basic health care and education are widespread; and most people have seen their incomes rise, as per the World Development Report 2019.

So, do we have enough jobs for the huge population of the World? That’s the question that needs an answer as I am trying to find out if this response can be entrepreneurship. Many of us goes into depression & frustration because either our job does not provide our expectations or are not able to provide us the right scopes or opportunities. With limited possibilities and huge competition, one need to harness one’s inner talent and skills to gift something beautiful to the world in the form of entrepreneurship or small business.

As, I researched on this subject and after analysis found out that to be a successful entrepreneur one need to make ones third house (from ascendant) strong. This house leads to inner efforts, allows one to take major initiatives, foster new ideas, infuses hopes to conquer one’s dream. It’s also true that not everyone’s third house from ascendant as per Vedic astrology will be strong or may be influenced by malefic planets but if you really want to make it a success, one need to make this house sturdier.

If the third house lord is situated in Capricorn for libra ascendant, then it is clear that the third house lord is debilitated in the Lagna (Ascendant) or D1 chart, which will reduce the inner motivation process in an individual. But does that mean that the individual never can bath in the success of glory in entrepreneurship? The answer is negative as everyone can become an entrepreneur if we take advice from this astrological planet and the materials it represents. So, the more you gain knowledge, be in touch with well-informed persons, the more you become enlightened to add strength to your debilitated Jupiter. Personally, I believe that everything is possible in the world and every problem has a solution, it’s just how you look at it. Entrepreneurship is achieved through various combinations and one amongst them is, if the third lord is positioned in the tenth house or the eleventh house, the native tends to become an entrepreneur. With ideas flowing, this native can become leader of one’s own finances. However, it also needs to be seen, whether the third lord has strength in the tenth or eleventh house or it is afflicted by any other malefic planets like the karmic planets lord Rahu and lord Ketu. Friendly signs and well positioned third house planets create opportunities through Ideas and when one works on one’s own idea, wonders start happening!

Depending upon which planets rules your third house, your dreams, ambitions, visions of your future are shaped. However, Nakshatras also play a very important role in one’s dreams and shaping one’s career. By that means, I mean to say that Lord Moon and its connection with the third house lord also determine inner wishes on the type of entrepreneurship.

Let’s take the example of one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our times and lets analysis the horoscope chart based on our discussion:

stevejobs horoscope

(Vedic Horoscope Of An Inventor, Creator & an Entrepreneur – received from websites)

From the Vedic horoscope chart as received from the web, we can observe that this gentleman had his third house as libra, which makes him very honest in his endeavours and is the lover of beautiful things in the world. With exalted 7th lord Saturn in the 3rd house encourages him to gift something beautiful to the world. Now, if you observe carefully then you will find that Astrological Planet Venus is situated with planet Rahu and hence the power of Venus enhances significantly in the house of creativity i.e 5th house from the ascendant, which resulted in creation of the first keyless phone in the world. Again, as I mentioned earlier that if there is a connection between the house of fame, name of profession i.e the tenth house with 3rd house, it creates an entrepreneur. If you look at the Vedic horoscope, you can find that the tenth lord and the third lord is same and is sitting in the fifth house of creativity, which resulted in creation of one of the greatest designers & innovators of the World: Mr. Steve Jobs.

Entrepreneurship may or may not be a challenge and I have a piece of advice to my readers to strengthen your third house, which will ultimately help you to perform in business. Wish you all the best in your entrepreneurship and business endeavours.

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The above write up is a general prediction and are my personal views which may not match with astrologers or others. While Destiny is hard work and luck, we wish everyone great success in one’s good endeavours. The above article is based on my experience of reading astrology subject and looking into the practicalities of the situation based on horoscope analysis for all these years.


Mainak, Astro Specialist