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The Nakshatras – Anuradha

Anuradha Nakshatra Dasha ruler : SaturnSymbol : a triumphal gateway decorated with leavesDeity : Mitra (deity for friendship and partnership, one of the Adityas)Rulership : men of prowess, heads of corporations, friends of the virtuous, lovers of assemblies, tourists (or lovers of carriages), all honest persons of the world, and all things that grow in autumnMoon in Anuradha : the person is wealthy and lives in a foreign country, tends to travel or wander around and cannot bear hunger. Attributes : Spread from 3'20" to 16'40" Vrischika Rashi. Vishakha and Anuradha are complimentary to each other. From Anuradha is derived friendship, love, affection and other tender features of a person's character. From Vishakha is considered the ultimate objective, while from Anuradha is indicated the 'action'. The difference between Vishakha and Anuradha is that while the Vishakha-native forgets the benefits derived and also the persons who helped attain success, but the Anuradha-native retains a soft feeling about them and he keeps his friendship intact and does not forget the benefits. The Anuradha-native's mind is always alive and receptive to all feelings and gestures of friendship and love. He is like the sentinel always mounting guard over emotions, but lacking the hardness or toughness of the official sentinel.

The Nakshatras – Jyestha

Jyestha Nakshatra Dasha ruler : MercurySymbol : a protective talismanDeity : Indra, (the king of the gods)Rulership : great battle heroes, those who are noted for pedigree, wealth and fame, thieves, kings who are intent on conquests and commandants.Moon in Jyestha : the person has few friends, is content, lives a virtuous life, but easily gets angry. Attributes :Spread from 16'40" up to 30'00" degree Vrischika Rashi, Lord is Mangal, the deity is Indra, equivalent to Ravi, the King of the firmament. Indra is the great lord, the mighty warrior and a hero among heroes by tradition and in the plenitude of power he reigns supreme. He is the first among courtesans. When this star is unfavourable it causes sorrow and poverty. Anthropomorphically it is the middle finger and Neck of Kalapurush.

The Nakshatras – Moola

Moola Nakshatra Dasha ruler : KetuSymbol : a bunch of roots tied togetherDeity : Rakshasa (the deity of dissolution)Rulership : medicines, physicians, leaders of groups, those who deal in flowers, roots and fruits, seeds, exceedingly wealthy persons and those who live only on fruits and roots.Moon in Moola : the person has pride, is respectable, wealthy, happy, not mischievous, fixed in mind, and enjoys the senses. Attributes : Spread from 0'00" to 13'20" Dhanu Rashi, the Lord is Jupiter (Guru). It also means the 'opposite' or 'reverse'. Moola is not one of the good stars which is evident from the fact that the deity is Alakshmi i.e. God of ill luck. Moola signifies roots, that is to say, everything of a basic nature. Its motion is finite and limited. It does not go beyond its narrow orbit. Old servant, pedlar of seeds, physician administering herbal seed remedies – every such thing is determined from this star. The Moola native looks into scientific, literary, philosophic and other basic subjects. Mortgage and Mortgaged property are governed by this star and its horizon is not rural but urban.

The Nakshatras – Poorvashadha

Poorvashadha Nakshatra Dasha ruler : VenusSymbol : a winnowing basketDeity : Varuna (water deity)Rulership : people who are tenderhearted, navigators, fisherman, aquatic animals, truthful, pure and wealthy, constructor of bridges, those who live by the water, aquatic flowers and fruits.Moon in Poorvashadha : one has an agreeable wife giving comforts and happiness. One, is honorable and a loyal friend. Attributes : Spread from 13'20" up to 26'40" Dhanu Rashi. Lord is Guru, the deity is "Varun' (lord of the Waters), symbol a 'hand fan'. Its attributes are extensiveness like that of the waters, concealment, protection of the dependant, firmness in danger, kindness, forgiving nature, power of endurance, will to win, biding time for opportunities for victory, declaration of war, the courage never to submit or yield, travel by water, cold things, marine life, fish or anything concerning fish trade, bridge-making, fisherman's occupation, the watery part of the human system, the watery diseases like Brights' disease, kidney trouble, things that float on waters including boats, ships and other vessels, mist i.e. barges, all these things come within the purview of this star.According to some, the deity of 'Poorvashadha' is 'Daksha' the son of Prajapati. He was the father of 'Sati', he was the most powerful among Gods but having incurred the displeasure of Shiva he was beheaded and had a goat's head in place of his own. From this it is possible to ascribe attributes like truth, desire and other qualities of Puru, Kuru, Pururaba and others to this star.

The Nakshatras – Uttarashadha

Uttarashadha Nakshatra Dasha ruler : SunSymbol : the tusk of an elephantDeity : the ten Visvadevas (sons of Dharma and goddess Vishva)Rulership : Elephant drivers, wrestlers, elephants, horses, devotees of gods, immovable things like trees, warriors, persons enjoying pleasures, and men of valor.Moon in Uttarashadha : the person is gentle, humble, obedient, religious, has many friends, is grateful and beautiful. Attributes : Spread from 26'40" Dhanu to 10'00" of Makara. Lord is Guru and Shani. The derivatives from Uttarashadha are closely allied to those of Poorbashadha. The points of difference are as follows. Poorbashadha spreads out, it is concerned with extensiveness. Uttarashadha is introspective and penetrative and is concerned with intensiveness, the results of the latter being more permanent than the former (Poorbashadha). The deity who preserves this world and makes for its welfare is called 'ganadevata'or Vishwadevatas. There are ten ganadevatas Basu, Satya, Kratu, Daksha, Kala, Kama, Dhriti, Kuru, Pururaba, Madraba. All their attributes are in this star. The warrior, the wrestler, the painter, the artist, the magician, the well-dressed man, the happy and successful men are influenced by this star. A special characteristic of it is that it causes a person to be admired and socially applauded. Another characteristic of it is is that under the influence of this star the native falls in love with an unmarried girl. Bhishma of the Mahabharata was one of the 8 Basus; so under this star one possesses self-control, restraint, endurance and firm character. There are special rituals for the worship of ganadevatas, which are more or less of specialised nature. The juice of Soma plant plays a part in 'yagna' and worship.

The Nakshatras – Shravana

Shravana Nakshatra Dasha ruler : MoonSymbol : three footstepsDeity : Govinda (the preserver of the universe)Rulership : jugglers, the ever-active, the efficient, the energetic, the righteous, devotees of Lord Vishnu and the truthful.Moon in Shravana : the person is prosperous and fortunate, versed in the Vedas, has a liberal minded wife, is wealthy and well known. Your Lagna is in Shravana. Attributes : Spread after 10'00" degree up to 23'20" in Makar. The Lord is Shani It is the birth star of Saraswati. From this is derived light-rays, lion, beasts, horse etc. . "hari" means "to take away". From Shravana is derived the art of hearing and education and audible education. As the birth star of Saraswati it signifies and bestows scholarship, educational proficiency, respect for the shastras, knowledge etc. The eminent men in the field of education and knowledge, the man who is listened to by others with respect is influenced by this star. It also causes the disease of the urinatory channel.

The Nakshatras – Dhanishta

Dhanishta Nakshatra Dasha ruler : MarsSymbol : a musical drumDeity : the Vasus (8 deities associated with wealth and beneficial qualities)Rulership : men without pride, eunuchs, fast friends, men who are hated by women, charitable persons, the very wealthy, peaceful (self controlled) persons.Moon in Dhanishta : the person is charitable, wealthy, heroic, fond of song, and desirous to make money. Attributes : Spread from 23'20" in Makar up to 6'40" in Kumbha. Because Vasu is the deity of this star – it is the giver of wealth, precious stone, valuable articles, gold, opulence etc. Asthavasu derives from Ganga. The virtues of these gods are associated with this star. Persons born under this star are hostile to women, because they lack adequate sexual power. If Shani is the lord of the 7th house and also in this star – any other Graha in the 7th house and associated with this star will also do – the native will be sexually weak. It has to be noted that Shani himself is an eunuch. The native of the Star seldom marries or marriage is difficult for him; if married conjugal relation is seldom happy.Anthropomorphically this is the back of Kalapurush.

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