Any person (Jatak) born in a Naksahtra, by birth develops specific qualities. In the text below, the qualities of Nakshatra are mentioned, followed by the characteristics of Jatak (in Italics).
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12. Uttara Phalguni – Uttara Phalguni is ruled by Bhaga, the God of happiness. It bestows the power of accumulation or prosperity (Chayani Shakti) through marriage or union. Its basis above is the wealth gained from one’s own family; its basis below is the wealth gained from ones partner and her family. Together they bring about the accumulation of wealth.
Uttara Phalguni brings the prosperity that results through union. It indicates both the need for union, and for organizing the resources gained through it. Bhaga is also a God of wealth who brings about the right apportionment of resources. While the previous Nakshatra shows marriage, this shows the setting up of the household for the newly-married couple.
Uttara Phalguni makes one sweet-tongued, efficient, poor, love seclusion, animal manager and lover, devoid of parental care, possess sharp memory, articulate artist, lover of relatives.
13. Hasta– Hasta is ruled by Savita, the creative form of the Sun God. It grants what we are seeking, and places it in our own hands (Hasta Sthapaniya Agama Shakti). Its basis above is the seeking of gain; its basis below is the process of gaining. They place what one wishes to gain in one’s own hand.
Hasta gives the ability to achieve our goals expeditiously and entirely. Such goals are usually creative in nature. Savita is the creative will that builds up the universe with all of its beauty. His creations are wonderful.
Any person born in Hasta Nakshatra is generally dishonest, untruthful, proud, hard-working but careless. Loves music, succeeds through hard work. Lover of watery places and earns from animal-breeding.
14. Chitra – Chitra is ruled by Twashtar, the Cosmic craftsman(Vishwakarma). Its power is ability to accumulate merit in life (Punya Cayani Shakti). Its basis above is the law; its basis below is the truth. Through them the worker is able to gain honour in his work.
Chitra allows us to gain the fruit of our good karma that comes through righteousness. It has strong spiritual energy and effect. Twashtar creates enduring forms, like a blacksmith, and also produces variety and abundance.
15. Swati – Swati is ruled by Vayu, the God of the Wind. It gives the power to scatter like the wind (Pradhvamsa Shakti). Its basis above is moving in various directions; its basis below is change of form. The result is transformation.
Swati Nakshatra causes things to move and scatter. This can be destructive, unless we learn how to use it to remove negativity. All these indications are basically those of the Wind, which has both healing and destructive powers.
Swati makes one brave, a leader, day dreamer, lucky, independent thinker, tactful, healthy, keen intellectual; but harms self and relatives in rage, falls prey to obstacles, is stubborn and intermittently suffers from injuries.
16. Vishakha – Vishakha is ruled by Indra and Agni, who represent the powers of heat and lightning in the atmosphere. It gives power to achieve multi-dimensional success in life (Vyapana Shakti). Its basis above is plowing or cultivation; its basis below is the harvest. This gives the fruit of the harvest.
Vishakha provides the effort to achieve our time bound goals in abundance. It does not give immediate results, but solid long term gains. Indra and Agni help in agriculture.
Jatak born in this Nakshatra frequently goes to foreign countries. Loves painting and the truth, efficient fighter, clever, business-minded, good advisor, orator, progressive, believes in astrology. Thoughtless at times.
17. Anuradha – Anuradha is ruled by Mitra, the Divine Friend. It gives the power of worship (Aradhana Shakti). Its basis above is ascension; its basis below is descension. From them honour and abundance is gained.
Anuradha Nakshatra gives balance in relationship, both honoring others and seeking respect to oneself, through which we acquire fame and recognition. Mitra indicates compassion, devotion and appropriate relationship.
A Jatak born in this Nakshatra is a thinker, honest worker, loves his/her religion, holds modern views. Keenly interested in philosophy, Vedas and astrology, honoured, devoid of paternal care, tactful, efficient, progressive, persevering learner, suffers in early age; Patient listener, capable of putting forth his/her view-point forcefully, high executive, interested in music.
18. Jyeshta – Jyeshta is ruled by Indra, the ruler of the Gods. It has the power to rise or conquer, and gain courage in battle (Arohana Shakti). Its basis above is attack, and its basis below is defence. As a result, one becomes a hero.
Jyeshta allows us to reach the peak of our personal energy and vigour, but it requires great courage and effort. It shows karmic battles that require our complete energy centralisation. The Jatak wins by courage and deceit, not entirely by physical strength.
Any one born in Jyeshtha is a famous writer, proud, given to luxury, suffers because of brothers, good speaker, unhealthy, lazy, animal breeder, blind believer in friends. Meets obstacles in progress, opposed to own family yet progressive.
19. Moola – Moola is ruled by Nairriti (Rakshash), the Goddess of destruction. It has the power to ruin and destroy. Its basis above is breaking things apart; its basis below is crushing things. These factors create power to destroy.
Nairriti is Alakshmi or the denial of Lakshmi (abundance and prosperity). She is Kali or the negative effect of time, that we must protect ourselves from – or use to our advantage.
Moola creates strong-will power. Jatak is opposed to old generation, troublesome to father, suffers from abdominal ailments, adamant, wanderer, efficient in magic, omens, tantric knowledge etc. Earns from sale purchase of medicines, loves embellished clothes, conquers enemies, good at studies, loves purity, suffers in old age.
20. Purvashadha – Purvashadha is ruled by the Waters (Jal). Its power is that of invigoration (Varchograhana Shakti). Its basis above is strength; its basis below is connection. Through these one gains lustre.
Purvashadha brings about purification and regeneration, like the energy gained through taking a bath in water. It provides us additional energy for our efforts. These effects flow from the Waters, which in this instance are heavenly in nature – and can provide inner purification.
A Jatak born in Purvashadha receives honor, suffers in early age, suffers from parental trouble in childhood, but leads happy & comfortable life in middle age, highly sexual, has contacts with many women. likes seclusion, weak bodied, efficient in vocal music, gains through women, efficient and easily successful.
21. Uttarashadha – Uttarashadha is ruled by the Universal Gods (Vishwe Deva). Its power is granted an unchallengeable victory (Apradhrisya Shakti). Its basis above is the strength to win; its basis below is the goal that one can win. From these one becomes the unchallenged winner.
Uttarashadha brings us to the summit of our power, support and recognition, not so much through our personal efforts (which is more the case in Jyeshta), but with the appropriate alliances and support of all the Gods. Its victory depends upon a righteous cause that is beneficial to all, which it is helping in. Here it fights more as the leader of an army.
Any person born in this Nakshatra is proficient in fine arts. Receives honors, excellent orator, has well-developed physique, sharp intellect, proud, liar, stammers, profits through trade, adept in household affairs, has strong will power, plans well for future – but has short-life.
22. Shravana – Shravana is ruled by Brahma, who pervades. Its power is that of connection (Samhanana Shakti). Its basis above is seeking; its basis below are the paths. Shravana enables us to link people together by connecting them to their appropriate paths in life. This requires receptivity and listening, and results in understanding and aspiration. Vishnu with his three strides links together the three worlds of Earth, Atmosphere and Heaven – connecting all creatures with the Gods.
Shravan makes Jatak mischievous, devoted to parents, proud, interested in business of liquids, acts after due consideration, opposes friends, fond of eating and drinking, unhealthy, gains from business, sales and purchases, efficient in transacting land business, wealthy, and deep interest in religious matters.
23. Dhanishta – Dhanishta is ruled by Vishnu, the God of abundance. Its power is to give abundance and fame (Khyapayitri Shakti). Its basis above is birth; its basis below is prosperity. They give the power to bring people together.
Dhanishta allows us to bring the resources of people together. It builds upon the connections
of Shravana and makes them more practical.
A Jatak born in the Nakshatra lacks foresight, encounters obstacles in professional career, is lover of martial arts, poor, rises through hard work, devoted to wife, honest, wears clean clothes, short-tempered, gains from business of iron and steel.
24. Shatabhisha – Shatabhisha is ruled by Vasu. It has the power of healing (Bheshaja Shakti). Its basis above is extension or pervasion over all; its basis below is the support of all. They make the world free of calamity.
Shatabhisha counters difficult karmas through Divine grace and repentance. These include not only diseases but difficulties of all kind, including sin. While Ashwini gives more immediate cures, Shatabhishak brings about a healing crisis, leading to revitalization.
Jatak is helpful and serves others. Performs clean and pure acts, is religious, at times fickle-minded and acts without due thought and consequently suffers. Interested in business
of machinery, deep thinker, saint, conservative in religious matters.
25. Purva Bhadrapada – Purva Bhadrapada is ruled by Varun. Purva Bhadra grants a universal view through internal purification. This raises up our spiritual aspiration in life, and takes us out of the domain of selfish behavior. Aja Ekapad is the cosmic or celestial form of Agni or the sacred fire. It raises up our spiritual aspiration in life.
Jatak born in Purva bhadrapad is devoted to god. Shuns women, given to comforts, worshipper, priest, meets with unexpected success, gets wealth unexpectedly in old age.
26. Uttara Bhadra – Uttara Bhadra is ruled by Aja Ekapad, the one-footed serpent. It gives the fire to raise a spiritual person up in life (Yajamana Udyamana Shakti). What is good for all people is its basis above; what is good for the Gods is its basis below. They cause the entire world to be supported.
Uttara Bhadrapada grants growth and prosperity in a broad way, benefiting the entire world. This makes it very auspicious. Ahir Budhnya is the benefic serpent who brings the rain, connecting us with the creative powers at the foundations of the world.
Uttara Bhadrapada makes one happy, progressive, honoured by women, liberal, magnanimous, emotional, but acts with due thought, suffers from sudden loss, suffers from enemies, lazy, lover of education, belongs to highly cultured family, friend of government officials.
27. Revati– Revati is governed by Pushan*, the nourishing form of the Sun God. It has the power of nourishment symbolized by milk (Kshiradyapani Shakti). Its basis above is the cows; its basis below are the calves. They bring about the nourishment of the entire world.
Revati creates abundance through providing proper nourishment. It helps all people in their efforts. Pushan is the lord of cattle, and the lord of the paths. He leads, protects and gathers the herd in their movement, particularly to new pastures. In this way he also protects the soul in its journey to the next world.
A Jatak born in Revati is lover of education, open-minded, thoroughly gentle, loves pilgrimage, does not act as an intellectual, happy, poor, loves seclusion, devoted to God, meets obstacles on way to progress, possesses spiritual power, does not think much, gains from friends.
*Narad Puran shows 28 Nakshatra – 28th being Abhijit. Ruler/Lordship of Nakshatras is quoted from Narad Puran