Know Your Rashi

  • V K Gaur
  • India
  • Feb 24, 2012


Each of the 12 signs of the zodiac have a specific appearance, and a habitat. Their impact on a jatak (person) born in the concerned lagna rashi are shown in italics. 

Mesh (Aries) – This Rashi looks like a ram, and is located at the head of Kaal Purusha. It circulates among goats and sheep, and the region holding wealth and precious stones. It moves over pastoral lands, lakes and mountains. It lives in hidden places.
It is red-colored, giant sized, and more powerful during the night.

Mesh Jatakas (people born under Mesh) are active, impulsive, spontaneous and headstrong – often self-centered. Mesh (Aries) are always fearless and brave, almost to a point of foolishness; but they never carry malice. They are emotional and passionate; active, fiery, high-spirited, energetic, athletic, charismatic, courageous, optimistic, and friendly. Born leaders, Mesh make their actions and presence felt. They do not compromise on their goals.They are masculine, cruel and fiery.
When a Mesh sets out to accomplish something, he will literally ‘ram’ his way to success. Mesh are lively participants in the everyday activity of life. However, it is also the Mesh who often fails to finish things, when details demand rapt attention. They allow their enthusiasm to exceed their actual ability.

Invariably romantics at heart, they will profess undying love for their beloved - a promise they are most likely to keep. Ideal life partners for them are most likely to be other Mesh (Aries), Simha (Leo), Dhanu (Aquarius), or Vrishchika (Scorpio).


Vrishabh (Taurus) – This Rashi is like a bull, and represents the face and throat of the Kaal Purusha. It resides in the summits of mountains, cowsheds, and other places of animal habitats and agricultural lands.

It has white colour, long gait, four legs; and is more energetic during the night.
Vrishabh Rashi is all about rewards. Unlike Mesh, who plunges headlong into the challenge of the game, Vrishabh Rashi loves to reap the rewards.

Jatakas of Vrishabh Rashi don’t start out with the intention of getting stuck. They simply want to get things done; and it is that steady, dogged endurance that earns them the nickname ‘stubborn’. They are most practical and reliable; they happily touch the finish line and reap the rewards. Vrishabh jatakas prefer to take each day as it comes, and work toward their ultimate goal. Their strength is in their stability, loyalty and firm determination. 

They are down to earth, realistic, have a no-nonsense approach, say what they mean, have a very strong sense of values, are often artistic – and sometimes very musical. They own the best—be it wine, food, clothes, conveyance—even if it means having only one. Slow, steadfast and stubborn, they wade through challenges in life gently; making sure that they do things that will make others happy. 

A Vrishabh Jataka’s mind is closed to new ideas; and there is a certain unwillingness to change. They are determined, and do not buckle under pressure and adversity. They are patient, dependable, loyal, caring, shy and reserved. Vrishabh Jatakas are peaceful, calm and quiet; but once annoyed, they will run into a rage, and turn ferocious and unstoppable. Outspoken and expressive, they don’t modulate their expression. They avoid risky ventures, and like to live comfortably. Ruled by Shukra Graha (Venus), a Vrishabh seeks the sensual pleasures, and is a true admirer of beauty. Often they will make little or no effort to change the situation around them. They make good business persons – they make money and preserve it well; they make good financiers and bankers. Some  Jatakas  are likely to be in music, where they  excel. They are family-oriented,  and enjoy spending time with loved ones, especially  children. They can be romantic, attentive, tender, and affectionate. Vrishabh will find an ideal match in fellow Vrishabh Jatakas, and Kanya (Virgo); and marriage with Kumbha (Aquarius) could also prove successful.


Mithun (Gemini) This Rashi holds the Veena and Gada (mace), and represents the hands and shoulders of Kaal Purusha. A man and woman, bearing a trumpet and a harp, represent the sign of Mithun. The places of dance, music, art galleries, artists, and entertainment are enveloped in its lap. It is green in colour.

The third sign in the Rashichakra, Mithun Rashi is  not able to hold secrets – because of indulgence in endless talking. Ruled by the Planet Budh (Mercury), Mithuna exhibits mercurial energy.

They are quick-thinking, quick-witted, and fast on their feet. Their curiosity and cleverness make them popular.

A Mithun is charming, congenial, and loves to share his secrets with friends. Mithun Jataks are bright, quick-witted, and occupy centre-stage in any social congregation.They are rational and positive thinkers. At work, they are termed as deep and transparent thinkers. Their greatest strength lies in their ability to communicate effectively, and think clearly. They can be moody—and at times whimsical—but have their hearts in the right place. They are fun-loving, beaming with life, full of ideas, adorable, inconsistent, capricious, superficial – they have abundant contradictions. They may pose as ‘know-alls’; but they also do have the ability to master some skills. They have a cheerful face; but exhibit visible signs of anxiety, tension or unhappiness. A Mithuni is generally adventurous and fun loving; but his fickle mind, flirting and uncaring attitude breaks many hearts. Mithun never stray if the family life is satisfying. Tula (Libra), Kumbh (Aquarius), fellow Mithun, and Mesh are best suited as life partners for Mithun Jataks.

(In the article, he is used for he/she)

To be continued 


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