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Thus, Sri Varadaraja Perumal is the royal one who offers blessings to the world from this temple. Just as Lord Vishnu manifests among the stars in the heavens, he also manifests among those who visit Pasupathi Koil. The twenty-seven nakshatra goddesses visit this temple each day and perform a marriage festival to Sri Varadaraja Perumal.
Also at this sacred energy vortex, Sri Periya Nambi Swamigal meditated on Lord Vishnu with full devotion and contemplation. The samadhi still meditation of Sri Periya Nambigal is located adjacent to the main shrine at Pasupathi Koil. It is auspicious to light a lamp containing three oils and receive darshan at the samadhi of Sri Periya Nambigal on Jyestha star day.
Those people born under Jyestha star should visit Pasupathi Koil with their family. It is favorable to visit the temple when Jyestha star falls on a Tuesday, combining the power of Mars and Jyestha. Siddhas and other divine beings give darshan on this day. These blessings have the ability to remove past life karmas, increase the effects of virtuous action and protect a person's family.
Those born under other stars will also benefit from a visit to this temple. They may offer archana and abhishekam to Sri Varadharaja Perumal and receive the darshan of siddhas who manifest in the light. This nakshatra is located at the center of our Galaxy, which is indicative of the nature of Moola. A person born under this star will have an inquisitive mind that enables them get to the center or the root of things. The person may skilled at literally handling roots and herbs and medicine.
This star supports research, investigation and exploration. The ruling deity, Goddess Nirriti, brings the energy of loss and destruction to this nakshatra. At the deepest level, this destructive force can be used for surrender and transformation. General Characteristics:Enjoys exploring the root of any subject; has a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind; rich, lives in luxury, happy, not inclined to injure others, overconfident, has firm and fixed opinions.
Strength: Faces adversity with composure; skilled at persuading or manipulating people to serve their needs; good politicians; careful; clever; able to live a comfortable life; determined to succeed; learned; good speaking skills; spiritually inclined; generous; jovial; successful; determined; fortune in foreign lands; peace loving; adventurous; brave; explorers. Professions: Business, sales, doctors, pharmacist, philosophers, public speakers, debaters, preachers, writers, lawyers, politicians, spiritual teachers, healers, herbalist, dentists, medicine men, psychotherapists, ascetics, police officers, investigators, soldiers, genetic researchers, astronomers, mortician, rock musicians, tantric studies, treasure hunters, mining industry, destructive activity.
This sacred temple vibrates with the energy of Moola nakshatra and has great significance for those born under this star. The sounds of the Tamil alphabet are closely associated with the Mappedu Temple. Lord Shiva manifested as Sri Singesswara and gave the sacred gift of the Tamil alphabet nga' to the great Saint Agasthiya. At Mappedu Temple Agasthiya shared this knowledge with a sage named Sudhabudha Munivar, who introduced the alphabet to the world. Through these holy sounds, the shrine at Mappedu Temple holds sacred energy for music.
Moola star day is the most auspicious day for Sri Singeeswarar, who is the lord of music. On this day, he generated the sound of aum' as a lion's roar. At this temple, a devotee named Sri Anjaneyar piously worshipped Sri Singeeswarar. Then, on Moola star day, Anjaneyar was blessed as Goddess Saraswati wrote the musical note of aum' onto his tongue with a white lotus flower. Anjaneyar shared this note as he played a special wind instrument at Mappedu Temple. Those born under Moola star should worship at this holy site at least once during their lifetime. It is also auspicious for those born under other stars to make offerings at Mappedu.
Those who walk around the temple and then sound the conch will enhance their musical abilities. It is also favorable for musicians to perform a concert on Moola star day.
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These stars are easily visible in the night sky and are thought to resemble a fan. People born under this star have an optimistic and independent nature. They feel invincible and believe they cannot lose. The ruling deity, Apas, brings a strong connection with the element of water. Thus, Purvashadha is associated with fluidity and power. Those born under this nakshatra have the capacity to inspire and energize others. Yet they must be aware of mental aggression and confrontation. Purvashadha also has a reputation for staring battles and produces fearlessness.
General Characteristics:Proud in nature, a strong attachment to friends, and an agreeable spouse. Strength:Influential; artistic; handsome; popular; polite; patient faithful to friends; intelligent; loves the comforts of life; attracted to water; supportive; courageous; humble; wealthy; loves fine cuisine; has a enjoyable relationship with spouse; capable of having many children; makes a good manager; but prefers to be in service; valuable employee; seeks the truth. Weakness: : Egotistical; inflexible; superiority complex; argumentative; not open to advice; works hard for little pay; incompetent manager; bouts of loud and raucous behavior; dictatorial; obstinate; lacks patience with those who are slower to change; settles for less.
Professions: Politicians, lawyers, public speakers, motivational speaker, writers, actors, artists, entertainment, poets, teachers, travel industry, foreign traders, shipping industry, navy officer, marine experts, fishing industry, hypnotists, psychic, raw material industry, professions related to water and liquids, refineries, war strategists, costume designers, hair stylists, flying profession, herbalists. Favorable Activities: Confrontation with enemies and opponents, standing up for beliefs, reconciliations, settling debts, going to war, inspiring people into action, revitalization, adventure, exploration in nature, sports, pioneering, travelling over water, sailing, artistic performances, visiting ancient sites, agriculture, marriage, sexual activity Unfavorable Activities: Requiring tact and diplomacy, calm reflection, completion of things, land journeys Mantra: Sacred Energy Vortex: Kaduveli Graceful Aakaasapureeswarar Temple The Graceful Aakaasapureeswarar Temple is located in Kaduveli village, near Tiruvaiyaru in Tamil Nadu, India.
This temple shares the brilliant energy of the Purvashadha. This energy always moves in the form of light. Kaduveli is known as the edge of cosmic space. Lord Shiva created a brilliant light at Kaduveli through palm leaves. Once he created this magnificent light, Lord Shiva revealed its existence at the Kaduveli Temple. A Siddha named Kaduveli Siddha performed penance at this temple and after witnessing Lord Shiva manifest as Sri Akaasapureeswarar, Kaduveli Siddha was transported to the border of cosmic space to continue his penance.
It is auspicious for those born under Purvashadha to visit this temple and make offerings to Sri Aakaasapureeswarar at least once in their lifetime. Those not born under Purvashadha may also benefit by worshipping at Kaduveli Temple. It is favorable to visit on Purvashadha day and perform archana , offer flowers to Sri Aakaasapureeswarar and ask for the blessings of Lord Shiva.
There are special poojas for Vaasthu the science of arranging the five elements. The Kaduveli temple it is appropriate to conduct the Vassthu pooja for the earth element. This is beneficial to perform before constructing a building or home. This offering is important for people in real estate, construction and building maintenance. To perform the Vaasthu pooja, one must offer aromatic scents, perform abhishekam, anoint the deity with sandalwood and kesari flour, sugar, cardamom and adorn the Siva Lingam with fragrant flowers.
It is also favorable to offer pongal sweetened boiled rice to the poor people near the temple. This pooja will invoke the blessings of Sri Aakaasapureeswarar and Vaasthu. The nakshatra Uttarashadha bridges the signs of Sagittarius and Capricorn in the astrology chart. These are the brightest stars in the breast of the archer. Uttarashadha is a star of deep integrity and concern for humanity. The deities of this star, the ten Vishvadevas, are the gods of dharma.
Thus, a person born under this star may have noble aspirations and an optimistic outlook on life. Uttarashadha supports leadership, achievement and a commitment to duty. They must be careful not to overextend themselves or become obsessed with constant stimulation. This star is associated with great respect for tradition and a practical approach to beginning new ventures.
General Characteristics:Searching for the spiritually unknown; becomes deeply involved in any task; obedient, trained in the rules of virtue; grateful, popular and always returns favors. Also related to Planets:Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius, gives expansion; Saturn, the ruler of Capricorn, is practicality Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Uttarashadha: Padas: First Pada: of Sagittarius.
Strength: Virtuous; intelligent; sympathetic listener; leadership qualities; good politicians; wellliked; devoted to friends and companions; grateful; idealistic with high goals; modest; optimistic; has some knowledge that sets them apart; proficient in learning; enjoys reading to gain knowledge; benefits through travels; tolerant; wants a fair play and justice; good manners; appreciative of others. Weakness: Multiple marriages or long-term relationships; stays in destructive relationships too long; overly anxious; takes on other peoples problems; obstinate; self centered; self indulgent; changes residences more than most; faces early adversity in life; apathetic; fails to finish what they start.
Professions: Professions of great responsibility and ethical nature, researchers, scientists, military worker, social worker, government worker, preachers, priests, counselors, astrologers, lawyers, judges, psychologists, equine professions, explorers, wrestlers, athletes, hunters, boxers, business executives, authority figures, security personnel, rangers, construction industry, holistic physicians. Favorable Activities: It is one of the best nakshatras for initiating activities, planning events, spiritual activities, rituals, using discernment, business affairs, signing contracts, promotions, dealing with authority, artistic ventures, laying a foundation for a building, moving into a new home, marriage, politics, and legal matters Unfavorable Activities: Travel, unethical activities, criminal activity, impulsive actions, rude behavior, conclusions Mantra: Sacred Energy Vortex: Keezhppoongudi Sri Meenakshi Samedha Sri Sundareswarar Temple This sacred shrine is located in Keezhppoongudi near Madurai in the state of Tamil Nadu, India.
Keezh translates as not hidden while Poongudi refers to a temple where flowers bloom in the East. Uttarashadha is a propitious star that vibrates with the energy of this temple. It is auspicious to receive the darshan of Jeeva Samaadhi still meditation Siddhas on Uttarashada star day. This will bring poise, wealth and strength to ones spiritual practice. Panguni Uthiram Uttarashada day between Dec.
Another important marriage occurred on an Uttarashadha day. Meenaskshi Devi took a human form as Meenakshi when she married Maheswaran. She prayed to Lord Shiva for a name blessed with the energy of Ardhanareeswarar the unity of Shiva and Parvati. Lord Shiva presented her with the sacred name Sri Meenaskhi Sundareswarar. This sacred shrine of Lord Shiva at Keezhappoongudi provides auspicious energy for marriage. Uttarashada star is the most favorable day for a wedding ceremony at this sacred site. Women visit the temple to tie new marriage badges. This protects their marriage and grants longevity.
Couples also visit this temple on their wedding day and wear flower garlands. Those born in Uttarashada star should worship frequently at this temple. It is especially beneficial to visit during the month of Chittirai. Those born under a different star should also worship at this temple during the auspicious time of Uttarashada day for divine blessings of a long and happy married life.
Looking up into the night sky, Shravana consists of the stars Altair, Alshain and Tarazed. These three stars form the head of Aquila, the Eagle. The word Shravana translates as hearing and the symbol of this star is the ear. This is a nakshatra of listening and learning. Just as ancient cultures passed on knowledge through oral traditions, so also people born under Shravana have a great ability to obtain knowledge through listening.
The media and communication field are also associated with this nakshatra. Those born under Shravana constantly seek wisdom and often travel to foreign countries to further their education. These people have great focus for obtaining goals and complete all the projects they begin. General Characteristics:Prosperous, learned, wealthy, famous, and has a liberal-minded spouse.
Strength: Great capacity for learning; success in foreign lands; lives a prosperous, balanced and modest life; ethical; studies scriptures and ancient knowledge; contemplative; drawn to working for social and humanitarian causes, vigilant to highest good; helps others transform their lives; has a good marriage and a helpful partner; articulate speaker, well-liked; cordial in business; creative; quick learner; knowledge to transcend the material world. Weakness: Hypersensitive; overly concerned with reputation; pessimistic; an unyielding nature; extreme views concerning ethics; excessive generosity that may lead to debt and poverty; develops adversaries and enemies due to jealousy and gossip.
Professions: Teacher, linguist, speech therapists, language translators, story tellers, religious scholar, educator, politicians, business, researcher, geologist, telephone operators, preservation of ancient traditions, comedian, music industry, news broadcasters, talk show host, counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, astrologers, radio operator, transportation, tourism, hotel and restaurant industry, healers, holistic medicine, general medical profession, charity worker Famous Shravanas: Henry Ford, Muhammad Ali, George Lucas, Charles Manson, Bruce Willis, Jessica Lange.
Favorable Activities: Beginning new ventures, counseling, listening, travel, buying property, medical treatment, socializing, learning, study languages, reading and writing, music, philosophy, meditation, religious activities, politics, humanitarian activities Unfavorable Activities: Activities requiring aggression, lawsuits, battles or wars, taking risks, making promises, taking oaths, completion of activity, lending money, marriage, adoption Mantra: Sacred Energy Vortex: Thiruppaarkadal Sri Alarmel Mangai Samedha Sri Prasanna Venkatesa Perumal Temple The sacred vortex associated with the energy of Shravana star is located in the village of Thiruppaarkadal in Tamil Nadu, India.
The name Thiruppaarkadal represents the ambrosia and nectar that comes from the milky ocean. This name exudes the energy of Lord Vishnu, who is the ruler of Shravana. This deity is rare as it embodies aspects of both Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva. A pooja for a potlike vessel containing nectar is conducted everyday at Thiruppaarkadal.
The face of the vessel represents Lord Vishnu while the neck of the vessel is Lord Shiva. This offering assists those people who have lost their faith in the divine. Those born under Shravana star, as well as those who are born under other stars, should worship here frequently. One should perform archana and abhishekham with milk, honey, ghee and sugar. This will bring blessings to manifest ones desires.
Those receiving the darshan of Sri Prasanna Venkatessa Perumal at Thiruppaarkadal will receive the bountiful energy from all of the incarnations of Lord Vishnu. It is also favorable to receive darshan on the third moon phase in order to assist the education of ones children. People who suffer from deafness or hearing problems should play instruments on Shravana day at Thiruppaarkadal Temple. Worshipping the energy of the sacred sounds enhances a persons hearing capacity through Divine Grace.
This temple is also an auspicious place for doctors who specialize in Otolaryngology ears, nose and throat to worship. Dhanishtha is composed of four stars in the constellation of Delphini. In astrology, Dhanishtha bridges the signs of Capricorn and Aquarius.
This nakshatra is associated with a musical drum and is referred to as the star of symphony. People born under this nakshatra often have natural music abilities and also experience good rhythm and timing in all aspects of life. There is an adventurous nature and a desire to travel associated with Dhanishtha. The ruling deities, the eight Vasus, bestow a variety of personality traits that are reflected in the ability to live a good and prosperous life. People born under Dhanishtha are insightful, charitable and have the capacity to unite people for a common purpose.
General Characteristics::A liberal, brave, wealthy person who is fond of music. Strength: Aspires to high and dignified positions; insightful; perceptive; wealthy; charitable; performs well in foreign countries; lives on both spiritual and material levels; compassionate; good conversationalist; enjoys music and dance; good organizational abilities; sincere; focused on accomplishments and developing their careers; likes old and mystifying articles; skilled at research and astrology.
Weakness: Aggressive; ruthless; inconsiderate; deceptive; can hurt others; makes up stories and lies; withholds information; doesn't like to be told what to do; argumentative; loquacious; short-tempered; careless; selects incompatible companion; lustful; sexual difficulties; problems with marriage; wants everything for themselves; covetous; self-absorbed; narcissistic. Professions: Musician, dancer, performer, doctors, surgeons, real estate agent, property management, scientist, researcher, physicist, engineering, mining, charity work, poet, entertainment business, songwriter, percussionists, makers of musical instruments, vocalist, gem dealers, athletes, group coordinators, military people, astrologers, psychics, holistic healers.
Favorable Activities: Music, dance, celebration, concerts, ceremonies, traveling, creative activities, religious rituals, lending money, financial transactions, religious rituals, meditation, yoga, gardening, treating diseases, commencing education ventures. Unfavorable Activities: Marriage or sexual activity, restrictive behavior, new partnerships, domestic activity, activities requiring tact, ingenuity or tenderness. The grace of Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar has the ability to assist children with concentration and success in their education. Sri Brahma and his consort, Saraswati, visit this holy temple on a regular basis.
The placement of the Nandhi, the sacred bull, is the most significant aspect of Korukkai. It is adjacent to, rather than facing, Sri Brahma Gnanpureeswarar. People who have made serious mistakes or who lack peace of mind can offer a garland of nuts to the Nandhi. After offering the garland, the person may whisper their problems in the ear of the sacred bull and ask for a remedy.
Furthermore, it is auspicious to offer a garland, betel leaves, nuts, turmeric, or a saree to poor women at the temple. The blessings of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parvati and Nandhi bring enormous benefits to those who visit this temple. Lord Shiva can remove financial obstacles and is also helpful for relationship difficulties. It is especially beneficial to visit Korukkai when Pradosham occurs on a Saturday. This temple is sacred for those born under Dhanistha as this star has many spiritual connections to divine knowledge.
It is favorable to visit the temple during Aavani Avittam August 15 September 14 when it is customary for people to wear sacred threads. Walking around the sacred shrine increases one's spiritual energy. Those born under different stars will also experience benefits if they perform an abhishekam and archana to Sri Brahma Gnanapureeswarar at Korukkai. A group of faint stars, completely within the sign of Aquarius, form the nakshatra Shatabhisha.
When gazing at this nakshatra in the sky, Sadalachbia Gamma Aquarii is the brightest star of the group. Shatabhisha is known as physicians and is connected to medicine and healing abilities. People born under this star are independent and intrigued with puzzles, research and getting to the bottom of things. The symbol of Shatabhisha is an empty circle, which indicates the ability to explore mysteries and philosophies of the unknown. Shatabhisha is a secretive star with a focus on the hidden powers of life.
This may lead to a reclusive life and those born under this star must be cautious of depression and seclusion. Overall, Shatabhisha bestows a truthful, perceptive and ambitious nature. General Characteristics:Independent; harsh, yet truthful speech; grief-stricken, but conquers enemies; thoughtlessly engages in work.
Strength: Independent; original; truthful; sharp mind; perceptive; emotionally controlled; interested in getting to the bottom of things; prosperous; economical; clever; able to defend themselves; enterprising; interested in astrology and other esoteric subjects; likes to solve puzzles; provides good service; finds happiness within themselves; strong principles; strong sense of justice; charitable; skilled in writing; sharp memory; daring; bold; artistic nature; defeats enemies.
Weakness: Loneliness; lacks self confidence; restricted; quiet yet will blurt things out in an unrefined manner; con artist; unstable; argumentative; uncommunicative; hides true intentions; miser; dependent on others to meet their needs; feels intensely restrained or mentally anguished; problematic relationships; reserved; secretive; keeps weaknesses to themselves; stubborn.
Professions: Physicians, healers, surgeons, X-ray technician, astronomers, astrologers, engineers, aeronautics, space engineer, pilots, nuclear physicists, researchers, electricians, writers, clerical work, secretaries, film and television, drug and pharmaceutical, working with herbs, drug dealers, waste disposal, plastics and petroleum, automobile industry, explorer, Zen practitioners. This temple called the Gracious Karundhaarkuzhai Samedha Sri Agneeswarar Temple has divine energy capable of revealing the past, present and future.
Those people born under Shatabhisha star should anoint Lord Shiva, named Sri Agnesswarar, with sesame gingili oil and sandal paste on Shatabhisha star day, especially if it falls on Saturday. It is also auspicious to perform abhishehkam, archana and a fire ritual. Conducting these rituals will bring healing for illnesses. Worshipping at this temple also provides assistance to overcome problems cause by the influence of Saturn. It is favorable to light sesame gingili oil lamps in the shape of a crescent and offer food made of rice and milk.
It is also beneficial to partake in charity work or philanthropy. Those people born under different stars may also perform abhishekham and archana and ask for the Grace of Lord Shiva. It is especially powerful on Shatabhisha day during the month of Chittirai April May Visiting this temple brings blessings of good health and longevity. It is believed that the first Sandal tree originated on Shatabhisha star. It is considered an auspicious service to grind the sandalwood with ones own hands.
A person can anoint the deity with this sandal paste and ask for peace of mind and spiritual knowledge. If sandal paste is given as prasadham and applied to the forehead it will reduce anxiety and provide divine energies. The nakshatra Purva Bhadrapada is located in the constellation Peagasus, the winged horse. It is comprised of the two stars, Markab alpha Pegas and Scheat beta Pegasi.
The symbol for this star is the front legs of a funeral cot, which indicates a strong connection to the element of fire. People born under Purva Bhadrapada are independent and capable of sacrificing or purifying themselves for a higher purpose. They often have idealistic goals and aspirations for the improvement of society. This star bestows charisma and eloquent speech that can be used to motivate and educate. There can also be a tendency to criticize or become cynical. The level of intensity and the capacity for transformation are extremely strong in Purva Bhadrapada.
This is a star of tremendous perseverance. Strength: Eccentric; scholarly; witty; understands logic; creates prosperity through cleverness; receives money from the government or from wealthy people; economical; has longevity; could marry or be born into a wealthy family; spiritual depth; a warrior; passionate; skilled at earning an income; visionary; idealistic; universal goals; fights injustice; mystical beings; good writer and speaker; imaginative; self reliant; good at reading people; intuitive; march to their own beat; devoted to those who impress them.
Weakness: Skeptical; pessimistic; gloomy; nervous; angry; impulsive; has many serious conversations; changes residence many times; dominated by their spouse; frugal, yet still a poor financial planner; anxious; poor health; high-strung; stingy; wavering mind. Professions: Business, administration, research, statistician, astrologer, priest, ascetic, morticians, coffin makers, cemetery keepers, surgeons, medical practitioners, psychiatrists, fundamentalists, radicals, author of horror or mystery stories, weapon maker, black magic, leather industry, homicide detective, metal industry, professions involving fire, toxic substances.
Favorable Activities: Dangerous activities, risk taking, mechanical or technological activities, funeral services, issues concerning death, agriculture, water activities, completion of activity. Unfavorable Activities: New beginnings or initiations, travel, marriage or sex, dealing with authority, government matters. This sacred temple is located in Renganathapuram, which is near Tirukkattuppalli in Tamil Nadu, India.
Those born under Purva Bhadrapada star should worship at this sacred site at least once during their lifetime. Numerology, the esoteric study of numbers, plays a significant role in the connection between the star Purva Bhadrapada and this sacred site. Purva Bhadrapada is the 25th star. The Moon represents the number 2, while Mercury signifies the number 5. In mythology, Mercury is the son of the Moon. The Moon rules the mind, while Mercury rules the intelligence. The number 7 is associated with the elephant. This is symbolic as Sri Kamakshi, who incarnated as the world's mother, rode in a chariot pulled by seven elephants.
The number 7 is also important because seven statues murthi manifested on a bael tree at this temple. Thiru Aaneswarar was one of these seven deities. Thiru Aanam means seven colored rainbow.
It is a propitious sign to receive the darshan of a rainbow at this temple. Thus, the temple is appropriately named after Sri Kamakshi and Tiru Aaneswarar. Those people born under Purva Bhadrapada can worship at this shrine for seven days and anoint the statues with plantains, honey, ghee, sugar, and offer seven garlands. This will eliminate the karmic afflictions of seven lifetimes. Also, it is recommended to donate seven colored garments at this temple to remove ancestral curses.
Those who are born under a different star but wish to visit this temple will also benefit. They may worship at this sacred shrine continuously for seven days. Meditation, contemplation and yoga performed at this temple will produce benefic effects and assist with career problems. One can also perform a pooja to seven elephants to remove karma from seven lifetimes.
Uttara Bhadrapada consists of two stars, Gamma Pegasi and Alpha Andromedae, which connect the constellations of Pegasus and Andromeda in modern astronomy. The symbol for this nakshatra is the latter half of the funeral cot that it shares with the nakshatra Purva Bhadrapada. This nakshatra is also associated with fire purification and passion, but is less aggressive than the former star.
The ruling deity, Ahir Bhudhanya, gives Uttara Bhadrapada the desire to examine things at depth and explore the kundalini energy. Those born under this star are compassionate, virtuous, and drawn to humanitarian causes. They require solitude and time for contemplation, but must be cautious of laziness and isolation. Uttara Bhadrapada is full of wisdom and determination, yet understands the necessity of patience in obtaining the highest achievement. General Characteristics:Happy people; eloquent speakers; virtuous nature; able to conquer enemies.
Strength: Inspiring speaker; good problem-solving ability; attractive; disciplined; compassionate; strictly follows principles; generous; financially successful; tends to make money on their own; economical; charitable; humanitarian; merciful; intelligent; benefits from children; drawn to the unknown; virtuous; happy; wise; love for family; self sacrificing; benefits from gifts or inheritance; defeats enemies; satisfied; service oriented; controls anger; marital happiness; balanced; provides nourishment for others; gives advice. Weakness: Withdrawn; unenthusiastic; develops long-term enemies or is involved in disputes that take a long time to resolve; over analyzes outcomes; self-centered; financially focused; gossip; lazy; addict; irresponsible; highly emotional.
Professions: Philosopher, writer, teacher, charity work, import or export work, travel industry, religious work, astrologers, yoga and meditation experts, counselor, therapist, healer, tantric practitioner, monk, musician, jobs that require extraordinary abilities, jobs that require little movement, night watchmen, doormen, historians, librarians, people living on inheritance. Famous Uttara Bhadrapadas: Bill Gates, Hilary Clinton, Indira Gandhi Favorable Activities: Peaceful activities, research, meditation, psychic development, marriage, sexual activity, financial transactions, activities requiring support from others, artistic ventures, treatment of disease, naming children, gardening, construction, good time to make a commitment Unfavorable Activities: Travel, litigation, facing enemies, speculation, gambling, lending money, quick action, physical movement.
Uttara Bhadrapada is composed of three sacred ponds of fire. Goddess Lakshmi gathered fire lotus flowers everyday from Uttara Bhadrapada star. Goddess Lakshmi performed archana with golden lotus flowers to the Sivalinga at this temple. The darshan of Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswara Sivalinga can give unexplainable positive effects in a persons life. The darshan of Goddess Lakshmi brings auspicious benefits of prosperity and graciousness.
Those people born under Uttara Bhadrapada star should worship at this temple during their lifetime. Those born under a different star will also benefit by worshiping at this temple. If a person grinds sandalwood with their own hands and then anoints the deities, Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar will grant nobility and can assist with remedies for heat related illnesses. It is also propitious to offer fruit juices or sweets to the poor people at the temple. The temple at Theeyaththoor is a special place for performing fire rituals. Sri Vinayaka Peruman performed a fire ritual for his marriage ceremony at Theeyaththoor when the fourth waning moon and Uttara Bhadrapada star occurred on the same day Thilakundha Chaturthi.
Performing a fire ritual homa on this day has the power to remove obstacles related to finances. It is auspicious for people born under Uttara Bhadrapada to perform a fire ritual at least once in their life. Revati is the twenty-seventh and final nakshatra. Looking up at the night sky, Revati is a group of stars in the constellation Pisces. The brightest of the group is Zeta Piscium. The ruling deity, Pushan, provides nourishment and has the ability to shine light on a person's life.
This star is associated with safe traveling and fruitful journeys. Revati means the wealthy and is ruled by Mercury. Vishnu, the ruler of Mercury, along with his consort Lakshmi, signifies wealth and prosperity. People born under this star are polite, charming and social. They have a refined nature and are always willing to offer support or a helping hand. Revati is one of the most optimistic and reverent nakshatras that has the capacity to see the big picture. General Characteristics:Perfect limbs, genial manners, deep learning, riches, does not covet others' property Translation:The wealthy Symbol:A drum or a fish swimming in the sea Animal Symbol:A Female Elephant Presiding Deity:Pushan, the nurturer and protector of flocks and herds, who is invoked for safe travel.
Strength: Creative thinker; independent; lucky; liked by all; gives and receives support; gifted at arts; nurturer; promoted quickly; brave; skilled in pleasing; sociable; good counselor; proud; stately presence; sparkling personality; loves and protects animals and pets; longevity; well groomed; good hygiene; might be born into a wealthy family; interested in ancient cultures; selflessness; compassionate; caring. Weakness: Takes on other peoples problems; overindulgent; poor health; amoral attitudes; doubt ridden; low fertility; spiteful when hurt or jealous; resentful; feels inadequate; low selfesteem; overly sensitive; stubborn; volatile; co-dependent; easily disillusioned; victimized; feels unloved or insecure.
Professions: Charity work, humanitarians, urban planners, government workers, psychics, mystical or religious work, hypnotist, travel agents, flight attendants, journalist, editors, publishers, actors, comedians, politicians, painter, musician, entertainer, linguist, magicians, watchmakers, road planners, astrologers, managers, gemstone dealers, shipping industry, orphanage or foster care, driving professions, air traffic control, traffic cops, light house work.
Famous Revatis: Whitney Houston, Marlon Brando, Rodney King, Jim Jones, Joe Pesci, Rabindranath Tagore Favorable Activities: Business or financial matters, exchanging goods, music, drama, and creative activities, charity; studying spiritual or occult teachings, healing and treating ailments, activities for leisure and relaxation, ending or completing activity. Unfavorable Activities:Activities requiring severe tactics or bold action, overcoming obstacles, enmity, calamities, sharp actions, surgery, physically strenuous activities, the last two padas of Revati are not supportive for beginning a new activity.
This sacred energy vortex is linked to Revati star. Revati was the 27th and final Goddess to marry the Moon. The Goddess fulfilled his wish and offered blessings in the form of Karunaakaravalli at this temple. At Karukudi Temple, the fertility of Lord Shiva is manifested in the energy of the sky. This temple is an auspicious place to receive darshan from the sky. In ancient times, people worshiped at this temple for the blessings of rainfall. Lord Indra worshiped the sky at this temple on the 7th Moon phase on Revati star days.
It is auspicious to connect with the divine energies at this temple when Revati star day occurs on a Sunday. This temple has abundant herbs with healing properties used to treat water related diseases. The energy of this temple also produces the ability to heal eye related illnesses. On Revati day, abhishekhams are performed with 64 types of holy water, riches and fruits. This offering removes any concerns related to ones ancestry. Revati is the softest of all the stars and emits a pure white light. Therefore, it is recommended to offer white articles of clothing or food at this temple.
A cotton garland, a lamp made of rice dough, towels, coconuts, milk, and white sweets are propitious offerings to invoke the energy of Revati at Karukudi. One may also give 27 gifts to the poor as a powerful offering at this temple. Those born under Revati star should visit and receive darshan at least once in their life. Those born under a different star may also perform an abhishekham and archana to remove anxiety and fear. Tithi As per the Indian Hindu almanac, Tithi also spelled Thithi is the lunar date, or the time it takes for the longitudinal angle between the moon and the sun to increase by Tithis commence at varying times of a day and differ in duration from approximately 19 to 26 hours.
Tithi is one of the most important aspects of the Indian Almanac or the Panchang and therefore many Hindu festivals and ceremonies are based on Tithi Calendar. Tithi is also considered as the first phase or portion among the 16 phases of the Moon. In Indian Astrology, the calculation of the Tithis starts from Pratipada The first day in each half of the lunar month of the Shukla-Paksha. Hora Hora is a branch of traditional Indian system of astrology known as Jyotish.
It has been believed from ancient times in Indian system of astrology that there are certain times of the day when auspicious actions such as marriage, investments, business transactions, asset purchases, journeys, relationships, meetings and medical treatments can be taken. The Hora is the duration in a day the duration between sunrise to sunset is divided by 12 equal parts and the next session from the sunset to the sunrise is considered the other 12 parts of the Hora , ruled by a particular planet.
In a week, on every day, starting from the dawn to dusk, there are 24 Horas ruled by seven planets. Depending on the ruling planet, the Horas are either favorable or unfavorable for various jobs. This can be used to select a suitable time for a job. Sun's Hora The Sun's Hora is auspicious for all political work, dealing with and meeting politicians, leaders and government officials, applying for jobs, court related dealings, for buying and selling, and for adventurous undertakings. Venus Hora The Hora of Venus is auspicious for love and marriage related matters, for buying and selling of ornaments and cloths, for recreation and entertainment related matters, to buy or use new vehicles and for dance and music related matters.
Mercury's Hora The Hora of Mercury is auspicious for trade and business related matters, for all types of work related to medicines, for learning and teaching, for studying scriptures, astrology, writing, printing and publishing related works, for buying or wearing ornaments, all types of accounts work, for telecommunication and computer related matters. Moon's Hora The Moon's Hora is auspicious for joining service, to meet elders, for change of place and residence, travelling, to undertake house and property related matters, for meeting the opposite sex and romance, for buying and wearing ornaments, for mediation, for buying and selling of textiles and apparels, all water related works and creative and artistic works.
Saturn's Hora The Hora of Saturn is suitable to deal with labor related matters, for oil and iron related businesses. It is inauspicious for all other matters. Jupiter's Hora The Hora of Jupiter is highly auspicious for all auspicious undertakings. It is auspicious for joining a job, to start business, to meet the elders, to start a new course or learning, for court related matters, for all religious undertakings, for marriage talks and for journeys and pilgrimages. Mars Hora The Mars Hora is auspicious for dealing with land and agriculture related matters, buying and selling of vehicles, electrical and engineering works, adventurous undertakings and sports, for giving and taking loans, for physical exercises and martial arts, and for matters related brothers and also fire.
Avoid quarrels and confrontations. Vedic Astrology is the science of light, both the light of the celestial bodies and the internal light of the soul. It is a gift that was bestowed upon humanity by the ancient sages and has been passed on from generation to generation in an oral and written form. Vedic Astrology or Jyotish unfolds the knowledge of how the planets and the stars influence an individual human life as well as the life of the nations, and the globe. It sheds light on our lives.
Vedic Astrology uses extremely accurate astronomical calculations to determine the positions of the stars and the planets to predict the future of individuals as well as mundane affairs; therefore, Vedic Astrology is referred to as predictive astrology. Vedic Astrology has numerous practical applications.
The main one is predicting one's life events, as well as understanding how the heavenly bodies influence our lives and which particular planets are responsible for favorable and unfavorable occurrences in specific areas of life. A human being is a creation of the cosmos; therefore, all the facets of human existence, including the past, present, and future, are intimately connected to the influence of the planets and the stars. Through Vedic Astrology we can analyze and interpret the quality and intensity of an individual's karma within various aspects of life.
One of the most important areas of Vedic Astrology deals with remedial measures for improving and correcting adverse planetary influences, as well as strengthening and promoting the positive ones. Vedic Astrology provides us with tools and means to predict and time the events that are going to take place in one's life, but more so, it renders instructions on how to improve the quality of life in order to enjoy the totality of existence. Astronomical Basis of Vedic Astrology The Zodiac is a belt of heavens extending on both sides of the ecliptic.
It encircles the space through which the planets travel in their orbits.
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Vedic Astrology employs sidereal zodiac, which is different from the tropical zodiac used in the Western Astrology. While the tropical Western Astrology uses the vernal equinox the Sun's position at the beginning of spring as the starting point for the measurements along the zodiac, the sidereal Vedic Astrology uses fixed stars to identify different segments along the zodiac. The starting points of the sidereal and tropical zodiacs coincide once every 25, years. After that the starting points separate from each other by an approximate 1degree of an arc per each 72 years.
The difference between the longitude of the starting points of the sidereal and tropical zodiacs at any given time is called Ayanamsha. Due to the existing controversy about the year in which the two starting points coincided last, there are several ayanamshas used by different schools of Vedic astrologers. Some of them are Lahiri, Krishnamurti, Raman, and Fagan ayanamshas. Lahiri is the most widely used Ayanamsha which is based on the last coincidence point taking place in the year A.
Lahiri Ayanamsha for the year of your birth is degrees. If you want to convert your sidereal Vedic planetary positions into tropical Western , you can do so by adding this ayanamsha to the degrees of the planets in your Vedic chart. To arrive to the sidereal positions by converting the tropical ones, you will need to subtract the ayanamsha from the tropical positions. For example, Your Sun is placed in degrees of the constellation of Capricorn in your Vedic chart. When you add the ayanamsha for the year of your birth, which is degrees, you will derive the tropical Western Astrology horoscope position of your Sun, which happens to be placed in the sign of Aquarius.
How Vedic Astrology Predicts For predictive purposes Vedic Astrology looks at the positions of the planets in relation to the stars in the Zodiac at the time of one's birth. These positions reveal how the universe was functioning at that instance. In a way, planets are like 9 special measuring points from which the entire subtle state of natural law can be measured.
At the time of birth, when the body enters the world, this state of the universe gets projected into the structure of the life of an individual. Therefore, the conditions of these nine measuring points, the nine planets, define the entire life span of events and circumstances for an individual. Only five of them are planets, one is a star, one is a moon, and the remaining two are special mathematical points. The other two elements included into the group are Rahu and Ketu, known as the North and South Lunar nodes.
Rahu and Ketu do not have physical substance, they are two mathematical points that mark the point of intersection of the plane of the Moon's orbit around the Earth with the ecliptic plane. Lunar or solar eclipses occur when the Sun and the Moon are close to one of the nodes. The Sanskrit word for planet is Graha. Each planet represents certain facets of human life. Traditional Vedic astrology does not consider the influences of Neptune, Uranus, and Pluto. Planets have primary and secondary significations. The circle of the Zodiac is divided into 12 equal segments called constellations or signs.
Each sign occupies 30 degrees of the celestial space. Each of the signs has a unique set of attributes which affect any planet traveling through that sign. The signs are environments that affect the way a planet feels and behaves. The Sanskrit word for Sign is Rashi. Here are the 12 signs listed in their natural order: signifies signifies signifies signifies signifies signifies signifies the soul. Every sign has its particular planetary ruler. The Sun and the Moon rule over one sign each, while the rest of the planets hold rulership over two signs.
Traditionally, Rahu and Ketu are considered not to hold rulership over any signs, although, some astrologers consider Rahu and Ketu to co-rule the signs of Aquarius and Scorpio respectively. The sign rulerships are a permanent value. The Zodiac is divided in one more way. Relative to the position of the Earth, the zodiac is divided into 12 houses. Just as the proper motion of planets is reflected by their degree positions in rashis signs , the diurnal illusionary, relative motion of the planets as perceived from the Earth motion of the planets is shown by their placement in astrological houses.
The houses represent the various areas of life. The areas of life are affected by the planets and signs that occupy the corresponding bhavas houses. The twelve bhavas houses represent the totality of existence as experienced by a human being. So far, we have briefly covered the general principles of the three main components of Vedic Astrology: the Planets, the Signs, and the Houses.
The positions of the planets in the signs and houses are depicted in what is called the Horoscope. Evaluation and understanding of the interactive influences of these three main elements constitutes the interpretation of your horoscope.
Let us take a look at your actual horoscope kundali chart :. Right now you are looking at your vedic chart formatted in the North Indian chart style. As you see, there are 12 individual sections in the horoscope. These sections are the houses, and each house is fully occupied by one of the signs.
The signs are marked within the houses with numerals. The numbering system used for marking the signs reflects the natural order of the signs i. The house counting sequence follows a counterclockwise direction, and so does the sign sequence within the chart. The box at the center top of the chart is called the First house.
The sign occupying the first house is called the Ascendant. Your Ascendant is the sign which was rising at the eastern horizon at the time of your birth. The sign is indicated by its corresponding number. In your chart, the first house is marked with number 3, which indicates the sign of Gemini. Therefore, your Ascendant is Gemini. The box on the left of the first house is called the second house.
The number 4 in that house represents the sign of Cancer. Next to it is the third house, then the fourth, and so on up to the twelfth house. The top center box is always the first house and the bottom center one is always the seventh. When using the North Indian style chart you should also remember that the numbers within the houses represent the sign numbers, not the numbers of the houses. For your convenience, here is a complete overview: Houses Number in chart 1st house 3 2st house 4 3rd house 5 4th house 6 5th house 7 6th house 8 7th house 9 8th house 10 9th house 11 10th house 12 11th house 1 12th house 2 Sign Gemini Cancer Leo Virgo Libra Scorpio Sagittarius Capricorn Aquarius Pisces Aries Taurus.
Each of the planets is placed in one of the houses. The planets are marked in the chart with their abbreviated names. Now we see from the picture of your chart, which houses your planets occupy. The Sun, indicated by the letters Su, is in house 8. The Moon Mo is in house 1. Mars Ma is in house Mercury Me is in house 9.
Jupiter Ju is in house 1. Venus Ve is in house 7. Saturn Sa is in house 5. Rahu Ra is in house 7. Ketu Ke is in house 1. Once again, you should not confuse the house numbers with the numbers that you see in your chart. The numbers in the houses represent the signs that occupy those houses. The houses must be counted in a counter clockwise direction from the 1st house, which is the top center house. The houses should be counted inclusively of. For example the 3rd house is located three house away from the first one, not two, and 11th house is 5 houses away from the 7th, not four.
Even though within this tutorial we will always reference your chart in the North Indian format, you should learn the difference between North and South Indian chart styles. Let's take a look at your natal chart drawn in the South Indian format. Whereas the North Indian chart has a fixed house order, the South Indian format has a fixed sign order. The sign of Aries always falls on the second left box on the top of the chart. The house box that the Ascendant sign occupies becomes the First house with the remaining houses following in a clockwise direction.
Commonly, the First house is marked with a diagonal line or with As mark. Some astrologers choose to mark the houses with numbers, as opposed to the North Indian style, in which the numbers represent the signs. However, in this illustration of your chart in South Indian format the numbers within the houses represent the signs, 1 for Aries, 2 for Taurus, 3 for Gemini, etc. I could write a very long article to do this book justice, but I am not going to.
I want you to read the book, which I strongly recommend, and of course to make up your own minds as to its philosophical as well as practical merits. Prasna Marga is a very big and extremely detailed book. I have to say that it not only deals with horary but with natal as well. After all, a lot of the rules and aphorisms in horary can be, and should be, applied in the natal branch. I had read about Jyotish horary from Hart de Fouw and how comprehensive it can be but I have to say I did not expect it to be that thorough.
Even if you have read the largest Western horary book, namely the Nine Judges translated by Ben Dykes, plus Bonatti, Lilly, etc, in reading Prasna Marga you will be amazed at the amount of detail that is given. I read all the horary parts for a few hours without taking a single break. By impressed, I mean not so much the astrological rules pertaining to the chart, that is, the intra-chart rules, the hundreds of aphorisms on pretty much any topic one can think of, because they are preserved in the Western horary books.
Some of them are similar to those on thought interpretation given by Herman of Carinthia in the Search of the Heart translated by Ben Dykes. What I mean is the totality of the Indian approach. It considers the moment of asking the question to be unique. As such, not only the astrological chart but the world outside, as well as inside, gives all kinds of information on what is asked about.
Here are some of the factors that are considered:. As much as I am impressed, I have to mention what I consider to be the negative side not just of Prasna Marga but of Indian Astrology in general. And I am not even getting into the worshiping part which is oriented towards the lower astral plane and its repercussions. My point in criticizing Prasna Marga is that one is given hundreds, if not thousands, of rules for probably any conceivable topic, and from a number of angles, yet what about the practitioner themselves? What about their own contribution?
I am not talking about reinventing the wheel. I am talking about the uniqueness that every human being brings into their practice.
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Again, there are dozens if not more rules telling the practitioner not to judge the chart because the outcome will be negative. I am not just talking about intra-chart rules. I am talking about prior to meeting the client and drawing the chart itself. Why this strong need to control the environment?
What will happen if the answer is indeed negative? After all, given how many factors can be taken into account, chances are it will be unfavourable. So what? Hearing bad news is not the end of the world. What about learning from the negative outcome? How about accepting fate and being open to what you are presented with next?