Dhanishta

23°20" Capricorn (Makara) to 6°40" Aquarius (Kumbha)

 The 23th Nakshatra: DHANISHTA.

The four quarters are ruled by:
Sūrya (Sun) - the 1st quarter,
Buddha (Mercury) - the 2nd quarter,
Shukra (Venus) - the 3rd quarter,
and Mangala (Mars) - the 4th quarter.

Other aspects of this Nakshatra:
The Purushardha (life's vector or motivation) is Dharma.
Totem animal is Lion
(female).
Symbol -
Mridanga (musical drum) or flute.
Devata (Deity) -
Ashtavasu.
Dosha - Pitta.

This Nakshatra is owned by the fiery planet Mangala (Mars). This Nakshatra spans from 23°20' in Makara (Capricorn) to 6°40' in Kumbha (Aquarius). While the first half of this Nakshatra falls in the sign Makara (Capricorn), the other half falls in the sign Kumbha (Aquarius). Though both these signs are owned by the same Graha (planet), Shani (Saturn), the characteristics of both these signs differ. Accordingly, the results seen in case of a person born in the Nakshatra Dhanistha with Makara (Capricorn) as the sign will be different form the person born in Dhanishta with Kumbha (Aquarius) as the sign.

People born in this Nakshatra are lean and tall, with good ability to resist contagious diseases. Females born in this Nakshatra always look younger than their actual age. Dhanishta born are intelligent, versatile and like to keep themselves engaged in a variety of tasks. They are straight minded, do not like to harm others and in turn, expect that nobody should harm them. But the practical life is not that simple. So when the reality strikes, these people get angry and are determined to crush the offender with all their might. But they also have the wisdom to wait for the best opportunity to avenge the damage. If that is not possible in the immediate future, they keep in mind their task and carry it out at an appropriate time.

These people are well educated. For those born in the sign Kumbha, scientific inquiry is the way of life. For them, the profession is also mostly related with science. The lord of the Nakshatra being Rahu, a secretive planet, these people tend to carry out their tasks in a secret manner. Earnings through profession/service assume a significant part of their income only around the age of 30 years. Good academic record, street-smart intelligence and a knack for administration make these people an ideal candidate for holding public offices.

A Dhanishta born is seldom happy with his relatives. But his wife knows how to deal with the troubled relations and make the matters simple. These people need to take proper care of their health, as they tend to neglect their health problems till they reach the extreme stage.

Male Features

1. Physical features: Normally, the native has a lean body with lengthy figure. In exceptional cases there are some natives with stout figure.

2. Character and general events: He will be expert in all the works he undertakes. He has extremely intelligent mind and all-round knowledge. He does not like to cause any trouble to others "Manasa, Vacha or Karmana" (by mind, by word or by work). However, it has been seen that he has religious spirit. He always like to live with his own caliber and effort. He dislikes to express his disagreement with others till the last moment. Most of us are probably aware of the elephant's revenge. That is, if any person or any animal cause trouble to the elephant, the elephant waits for an opportunity to bounce upon them. In the same way Dhanishta born also waits for an opportunity to bounce upon others with whom he has to settle a score.

3. Education, sources of earning/profession: A number of horoscopes examined by me have revealed that most of the scientists and historians are born in this Nakshatra. Since there is an inherent talent of keeping secret, the native is quite suitable for secret service, private secretaries to the senior executives. Whatever may be his academic background his intelligence is beyond questionable. In argument also he is much ahead of others. Hence lawyers profession is the best for him. Normally, period from 24th years of age onwards will show progress in the earning field. Since he will be engaged in the profession or trade where he has to trust others, he should be very very careful before putting trust on others.

4. Family life: In the family circle also he will be the uppermost administrator. His relatives will cause a lot of embarrassment and problems. He is more inclined to his brothers and sisters. He will have ample inherited property subject to the placement of planets in beneficial position. He cannot have much benefit from his in-laws. But this drawback will be nullified due to the presence of good qualities in his wife. His wife will be an incarnation of "Lakshmi" (goddess of wealth). To be more specific, any improvement in the financial field of the native will be only after the marriage.

5. Health: His health may not be so good. Even then he will not think of his own health. It is only when the disease reach at the peak he starts finding remedy. Slightest improvement out of the severest disease will drag him to the work field. He is prone to whooping cough, anemia etc. However, he will not be on a prolonged state of illness.

Female Natives

Females born in this Nakshatra will also enjoy more or less the same results mentioned above.

1. Physical features: Handsome and ever sweet seventeen i.e. she will look very young even while she crosses her forty. An inviting appearance with thick lips. In some cases, ugly appearance due to teeth protruding outside the lips have been noticed.

2. Character and general events: She has great aspirations in life and is a spendthrift. A modest and liberal disposition. She has sympathy towards the weak. As in the case of Shravana born, she is an enforcement master. She should curb this tendency for a congenial atmosphere in the home front.

3. Education, sources of earning/profession: Mixed nature of talents have been noticed in the field of education. Some are interested in literature and some in sciences. Hence usually, teachers or lecturers or research fellows.

4. Family life: She will be an expert in the house-hold administration.

5. Health: Her health will not be good. She is prone to anemia, uterus disorders of acute intensity and spoiled blood.

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