Janma Nakshatra (Birth Star)Each one of us is born under one of 27 . This is also known as one’s or birth nakshatra.
Some also refer to this as the even though that terminology is not quite precise since a nakshtra can be much more than just one star.
27 Nakshatras in a Great CircleImagine a great circle in space and the 27 nakshatras laid out equally on this circle.
Since a circle covers 360 degrees, these 27 nakshatrams cover 360 degrees in space.
So the “space” occupied by one nakshatram is 360 divided by 27 which is equal to 13 degrees and 20 minutes.
12 Raasis in the Same Great CircleNow instead of dividing these 360 degrees by 27 divide them by 12. If you do that, you get 12 raasis.
12 Raasis = 27 Nakshatras!
1 Raasi = 2 and 1/4 NakshatrasThe space occupied by the 12 rashis is the same space occupied by the 27 nakshatras. Thus each one of us has a just like we have a .
Since 12 rasis = 27 nakshatras, one raasi = two and a quarter nakshatras (since 27 divided by 12 = 2 and 1/4). In other words, the 27 nakshatras are grouped under 12 rasis at two and a quarter nakshtras per raasi.
As you can see, a nakshatra can occupy a part of one rasi and a part of the next rasi (as laid out in the table below). This is the case for 9 of the 27 nakshatras. These 9 are: Kritika, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Uttara Phalguni, Chitra, Visaka, Uttarashada, Dhanishta and Poorvabhadra are .
But if each nakshatra is divided into 4 equal quarters, a quarter will never occupy more than one rasi. This higher precision division of each nakshatra into quarters has been done.
Nakshatra Paadham = 4 Quarters of each nakshatraThe space occupied by each naksatra (in the great circle) is divided into four equal quarters.
Since there are 27 nakshatras, there are 108 nakshatra quarters (27 x 4 = 108) in total with each quarter spanning 3 degrees and 20 minutes of the great circle.
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Each quarter of each nakshatra will never span two rasis; each quarter will be part of one and only one rasi.
Each such nakshatra quarter is referred to as a Nakshatra Paadham or Nakshatra Pada.
When you hear people make statements such as “My nakshatra is Punarvasu 2nd padham” or “My birth star is Vishaka 4th quarter” and so on, they are referring to this finer division of each nakshatra into quarters.
Our nakshatra calculator above will also calculate the for you.
Finding out your Rasi from your NakshatramIf you know your janma nakshatra, you can find out your janma rasi from your nakshatram. Click here to do that.
Of course, if your nakshatra spans more than one rasi, then use our calculator above to find out which of the two is your rasi.
Finding out your Rasi when you don’t know your NakshatraIf you don’t know your janma nakshatra, you have to do a bit more work. Click here to use our nakshatra calculator to find out your janma nakshatram and janma rasi.
Rasi – Nakshatra TableUse the following table to find out your janma rasi from your janma nakshatra.
— Update: 19-03-2023 — cohaitungchi.com found an additional article Pushya Nakshatra – The Most Sacred Constellation from the website www.vinaybajrangi.com for the keyword karkataka rasi pushya nakshatra 2016.
Pushya Nakshatra is 8th among the 27 Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology.
What is Pushya Nakshatra?
It is one of the most auspicious Nakshatra. Barring marriage, every work is considered good to start in this Nakshatra. Brihaspati is the preceptors for Gods. It conducts all the rituals for the Gods. As a result , he perhaps neglects his family. Therefore, starting of a family ( union for progeny) in Brihaspatis nakshatra is not considered auspicious.
Pushya Nakshatra is the star of nourishment. This Nakshatra is also associated with Lotus, which is pure knowledge. Even if a native of this Nakshatra did not get any formal education, these people rise in their career. This Nakshatra is the star of nourishment. It is represented symbolically by the udder of a cow, which is nourishment and caregiving.
Mythology with Pushya Nakshatra
The sage or planet associated with Pushya Nakshatra is Brihaspati, as explained above. Brihaspati is the Manas -Putra (Mind child) of Bharma with the lineage of Angiras (Born of Charcoal). Brihaspati was a stillborn child, but his father, Kashyap Muni, with continual praying he could bring Brihaspati back to life.
Secondly, Brihaspati was involved in advising the Gods. He was the counselor to the Gods. He was mighty with the ‘Arthshatra’, the political science of governance. In addition to this:
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- This Nakshatra is also law making, law enforcement.
- Brihaspati is lord of scared speech and prayers.
How to use this mythology
- Some health issues,
- Some issues with the parents.
- These people can be a speech therapist
- The child speaks early and intelligently.
- It this is malefic involved, there may be some stammering problem or would talk late.
- This Nakshatra is involved with people who translate.
- Pushya Nakshatra is great Nakshatra for teachers.
- The natives of these Nakshatra are spiritual warriors wanting to bring a change.
Another Mythology of Pushya Nakshatra
This Nakshatra is also connected to Guru Shukracharya, the planet ‘Shukr’ or Venus. Guru Shukracharya was another manas-Putra (mind child of lord Bhrama). Guru Shukryacharya could bring back the people who are dead.
How to use this mythology?
- Those who have a prominent Pushya Nakshatra can bring back people to life. Further, they transfer energy in such a way that ailing people become fit again.
- Those who are chronically ill, when get associated with people having a strong or prominent Pushya Nakshatra, are cured of their illness.
Mythology of Pushya Nakshatra Disrespecting the guru- Mythology
First mythology of this Nakshatra is disrespecting the Guru. It so once happened that Guru Brihaspati went to Indralok to visit Lord Indra. As we all know, Guru Brihaspati was the political advisor and preceptor of God. Lord Indra, who was into deep meditation, did not recognize the presence of Guru. Angered by this, Guru Brihaspati left the Indralok and, thus, the Gods.
Guru Shukracharya, who was the preceptor of the demons, at once, came to know that the Guru has left the Gods. Therefore, he advised the demons to wage war against the Gods. Which they did and eventually won. Defeated Gods realizing their mistake went into penance to win back the Guru Brihaspati. Guru Brihaspati finally conceded to their demand and again took charge. As a result, the Gods fought back and won their kingdom back.
How to use this Mythology
- The strong Pushya Nakshatra natives tend to disrespect their Guru.
The mythology of Bhrihaspati, soma, and tara:
There is a story in which Soma or Moon woos away Tara, the wife of Brihaspati. And they have an illegitimate son ‘Budha’ or Mercury.
How to use this Mythology
- Those who have a prominent Pushya Nakshatra, their wife may get wooded away by a third party.
Major themes, traits of Pushya Nakshatra
The natives of this Nakshatra generally have the traits of to spread. They try to enhance the career related things. Following are some of the basic themes , traits arising out of natives of this Nakshatra.
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Nurturing, nourishment, and caregiving.
The hospitality industry, cooking, and restaurant business.
Philosopher, Advisors, and counselor.
3rd party seduces the Spouse.
Some secrets of Pushya Nakshatra
The ancient name of Pushya Nakshatra is Tishya, Sidya, or Pushyamani. Therefore this Nakshatra is a nourishing Nakshatra.
These people travel to the corner of the world to seek knowledge.
These people are thirsty for knowledge
The animal associated with Pushya Nakshatra is sea crow. Sea crow hunt for fish after fish. It means they are hungry for knowledge.
Among trees, Krisha is a Peepal tree. People worship the Peepal trees because it is Brihaspati.
The energy associated with Pushya Nakshatra is the ‘Bharmavarchaya Shakti’ or the power to harness the creative spiritual energy. Harness the creative spiritual energy is related to the priest. These natives are capable of transferring their energies to other people.
This Nakshatra is associated with ‘Kamadhenu’, who is a wish-fulfilling cow. It is a nourishing animal.
People whose tenth house is connected to a prominent ‘Pushya Nakshatra’ they can go for a business of Milk-based products or sweets.
Some famous personalities born in Pushya Nakshatra
Based on the characterstics of this Nakshatra, many people born in this Nakshatra have become world famous in their fields such as Madhuri Dixit ( the Indian bollywood personality), Nancy Reagan, Lata Mangeshkar, Raj Kapoor, Vivian Richards.
Activation of Pushya Nakshatra as per nadis
As per Nadis, the this Nakshatra gets activated at a particular age of the native. So, when and what houses it activates are explained as below:
In the 24th year, this Nakshatra activates the second, sixth, and tenth houses of the horoscope.
During the 33rd year, this Nakshatra activates those houses which represents prosperity.
In the 65th year, it activates and implements itself.
In the end, I suggest all to use these principles very judiciously. Also that these are the general guidelines as per the principles of Vedic Astrology. However actual results may vary person to person. Therefore it is better to consult a good astrologer for specific results. And I also welcome the observations that you may have regarding Pushya Nakshatra.
Nakshatras play a very significant role in naming a business and naming a child as per Vedic astrology.
There are 27 nakshatras in astrology. Click on all nakshatras in astrology to read about similar insights of other 26 nakshatras.