Naksatras: Do's and Dont's
Rohini, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarasadha, and Uttarabhadrapada are
FIXED constellations and are favourable for digging wells, laying
foundations or cities, expiatory rituals, planting trees,
coronations, buying lands, meritorious deeds, sowing of seeds,
installation of Deities, the building of a temple, or any other
activity desirous of a lasting or permanent effect.
Mrgasira, Citra, Anuradha, and Revati are SOFT or GENTLE
constellations good for fine arts, learning, making friendships,
sensual pleasures, decorations, sexual union, wearing new
apparel, marriage, singing and dancing, processions, auspicious
ceremonies, festivities, dealings of agriculture, and
Asvini, Pusya, and Hasta are LIGHT or SWIFT constellations and
are good for sports, enjoying items of luxury, starting
industries, skilled labour, medical treatments, starting
education, starting journeys, seeing friends, buying and selling,
the performance of spiritual activities, decorations, fine arts,
exercise, and for giving or receiving loans.
Ardra, Aslesa, Jyestha, and Mula are DREADFUL stars and are
suitable for success in warfare, invocation of elementals and
other spirits, imprisonment, separations, acts of destruction,
and the breaking of alliances with superiors.
Purnavasu, Svati, Sravana, Dhanistha, and Satabhisa are
TEMPORARY, MOVABLE, or QUICK stars favourable for undertaking
travel, acquiring conveyances, gardening, going on processions,
visiting friends, and anything of a temporary nature.
Bharani, Magha, Purvaphalguni, Purvasadha, and Purvabhadrapada
are FIERCE or CRUEL, constellations and are suitable for acts of
evil, deceit, and conflict, destruction of enemies,
incarceration, poisoning, arson, battle, setting fire, acts of
destruction, ill-repute, and cruelty.
Krtttika and Visakha are MIXED constellations and good for
routine duties, one's professional responsibilities, and any
activities of day-to-day importance.
How to apply this to their natures:
FIXED (steady) stars, this is a favourable nakshatra to
perform such things as laying foundations, for building, careers,
relationships, things that you want to be permanent.
SOFT (gentle) stars, favourable for art, dance, music, marital
LIGHT (excellent) stars, which give pleasure, sports, giving
medicine, starting industries or travel.
SHARP (harsh) stars, tantric incantations, imprisonment,
causing separation of friends, assasinations.
MOVABLE stars, acquiring vehicles, going on procession,
DREADFUL (cruel) stars, evil schemes, evil deeds, planting
ghosts in people, deceit, imprisonment, setting fires -
MIXED stars, works of every day, day to day importance.
In the Vedic culture everything has its functional use. Some
things may be good/right for some things, but
"inauspicious" for other things. The following will
give you insights into what the science of electoral (nuhurtha)
astrology is all about.
Tithi: Do's and Dont's
1st Lunar Day - pratipat
The presiding deity of the first lunar day in Brahma and is
good for all types of auspicious and religious ceremonies.
2nd Lunar Day - dvitiya
Vidhatr rules this lunar day and is good for the laying of
foundations for buildings and other things of a permanent
3rd Lunar Day - tritiya
Visnu is the lord of this day and is good for the cuttings of
one's hair and nails and shaving.
4th Lunar Day - chaturthi
Yama is lord of the 4th lunar day, which is good for the
destruction of one's enemies, the removal of obstacles, and
acts of combat.
5th Lunar Day - panchami
The Moon rules this day, which is favourable for administering
medicine, the purging of poisons, and surgery.
6th Lunar Day - sasthi
Karttikeya presides over this day and is favourable for
coronations, meeting new friends, festivities, and enjoyment.
7th Lunar Day - saptami
The 7th lunar day is ruled by Indra; one may begin a journey,
buy conveyances, and deal with other such things as a movable
8th Lunar Day - astami
The Vasus rule this day, which is good for taking up arms,
building of one's defenses, and fortification.
9th Lunar Day - navami
The Serpent rules this day, with is suitable for killing
enemies, acts of destruction, and violence.
10th Lunar Day - dasami
The day is ruled by Dharma and is auspicious for acts of
virtue, religious functions, spiritual practices, and other pious
11th Lunar Day - ekadasi
Rudra rules this day; fasting, devotional activities, and
remembrance of the Supreme Lord are very favourable.
12th Lunar Day - dvadasi
The Sun rules this day, which is auspicious for religious
ceremonies the lighting of the sacred fire, and the performance
of one's duties.
13th Lunar Day - trayodasi
The day is ruled by Cupid and is good for forming friendships,
sensual pleasures, and festivities.
14th Lunar Day - chaturdasi
Kali rules this day suitable for administering poison and
calling of elementals and spirits.
15th Lunar Day - amavasya and purnima
The Vasve-devas rule the New Moon suitable for the
propitiation of the Manes and performance of austerities.
1 13 Degrees 00'
2 VISHKAMBHA* 26 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Vishkambha (Supported) -- prevails over
others, victorious over enemies, obtains property, wealthy.
3 PRITI 40 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Priti (Fondness) -- well-liked,
attracted to the opposite sex, enjoys life with
4 AYUSHMAN 53 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Ayushman (Long-lived) -- good health
and longevity, energetic.
5 SAUBHAGYA 66 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Saubhagya (Good Fortune) -- enjoys a
comfortable life full of opportunities, happy.
6 SOBHANA 80 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Shobhana (Splendor) -- lustrous body
and demeanor sensualist, obsessed with sex.
7 ATIGANDA* 93 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Atiganda (Large-cheeked) -- difficult
life due to numerous obstacles and accidents; revengeful and
(Ati-ganda described as "big-stink", as in trouble)
8 SUKARMA 106 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Sukarma (Virtuous) -- performs noble
deeds, magnanimous and charitable, wealthy.
9 DHRITI 120 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Dhriti (Determination) -- enjoys the
wealth, goods and spouses of others; indulges in the hospitality
10 SOOLA* 133 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Shula (Spear, Pain) -- confrontational
and contrary, quarrelsome, angry.
11 GANDA* 146 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Ganda (Cheek) -- flawed morals or
ethics, troublesome personality.
(I´ve also seen Ganda described as stink, as in "causes a
12 VRIDDHA 160 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Vriddhi (Growth) -- intelligent,
opportunistic and discerning; life constantly improves with
13 DHRUVA 173 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Dhruva (Constant) -- steady character,
able to concentrate and persist, wealthy.
14 VYAGATHA* 186 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Vyaghata (Beating) -- cruel, intent on
15 HARSHANA 200 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Harshana (Thrilling) -- intelligent,
delights in merriment and humor.
16 VAJRA* 213 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Vajra (Diamond, Thunderbolt) --
well-off, lecherous, unpredictable, forceful.
17 SIDDHI 226 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Siddhi (Success) -- skillful and
accomplished in several areas; protector and supporter of
18 VYATAPATA* 240 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Vyatipata (Calamity) -- prone to sudden
mishaps and reversals, fickle and unreliable.
19 VARIYAN 253 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Variyana (Comfort) -- loves ease and
luxury, lazy, lascivious.
20 PARIGHA* 266 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Parigha (Obstruction) -- encounters
many obstacles to progress in life; irritable and meddlesome.
21 SIVA 280 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Shiva (Auspicious) -- honored by
superiors and government, placid, learned and religious,
22 SIDDHA 293 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Siddha (Accomplished) -- accommodating
personality, pleasant nature, interest in ritual and
23 SADHYA 306 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Sadhya (Amenable) -- well behaved,
accomplished manners and etiquette.
24 SUBHA 320 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Shubha (Auspicious) -- lustrous body
and personality, but problems with health; wealthy,
25 SUKLA 333 Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Shukla (Bright White) -- garrulous and
flighty, impatient and impulsive; unsteady and changeable
26 BRAHMA 346 Degrees 20'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Brahma (Priest, God) -- trustworthy and
confidential, ambitious, good discernment and judgment.
27 INDRA 380 Degrees 40'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Indra (Chief) -- interest in education and
knowledge; helpful, well-off.
VAIDHRITI* Degrees 00'
The Soli-Lunar Yoga is Vaidhriti (Poor Support) -- critical,
scheming nature; powerful and overwhelming mentally or