The 8th Nakshatra: PUSHYA.
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:
Purushardha (life's vector or motivation) is Dharma.
Totem animal is Sheep (male).
Symbol - a flower, circle or an arrow.
Devata (Deity) - Brihaspati.
Dosha - Pitta.
This is the 8th
Nakshatra in zodiac, spanning from 3°20' to 16°40' in Karkata. This entire
Nakshatra falls in the sign Karkata, ruled by the watery planet Chandra (Moon) while the
barren planet, Shani (Saturn), rules this Nakshatra itself. Hence, these people possess
some of the very opposite characteristics. While males born in this sign are
likely to be tall but thin, females born in this sign are short in stature with
an oval face.
Pushya born are
faint-hearted and they do not want to alienate others through their decisions.
A government or police officer born on this Nakshatra will mess up his
responsibilities. But a contrary may be proved in case of natives born with
strong Mangala (Mars) or Sūrya (Sun) in their natal charts. These people respect laws and believe
that nobody should be above the law. A Pushya born likes flattery and he is
averse to negative remarks by others.
The word Pushya
means to strengthen, to fortify. Hence though the people born on this Nakshatra
have to face hardships in the early part of their life, they start achieving
success from their mid-twenties. Excessive dependence on others in the early
part of their life teaches them the importance of being self-reliant. Hence
they tend to be independent of others in the latter part of their life. They go
on learning with age and experience, often nullifying the need of formal
education. As far as possible, they should get enrolled for a course in arts or
should understand their strengths and weaknesses before taking up vocations or
embarking on business ventures. A proper match of their qualities with the
requirements of their job or profession will give good results in their career
advancement. But they are also restless workers, an inherent quality of Saturn,
as a result of which they do not give up easily when met with failures. But
while working for others, these people need to show restrain and confine their
enthusiasm to the boundaries defined by their superiors. Otherwise, the end
results will be far different from what was actually expected.
Pushya born like
to live with their family, but the circumstances are often such that they have
to live in far off places to earn a living. Hardships experienced by them
result in these people expecting their marriage partners to be self-reliant as
These people are
likely to suffer from lack of hormones that help in body growth and digestion,
skin troubles, cough and cold and asthma. They will not keep good health in the
early part of their life, up-to the age of 20 years.
It is very difficult to define or describe the body structure or the look of
Pushya born native, as there is no specific structure exclusively enjoyed by
Pushya born. In other words, varying sizes are noticed. One rare sign, as a
mark of identification noticed in these persons, is that there will be a
distinguished mark, may be a scar or a black mole on their face.
and general events: He is very weak at heart. He finds it difficult to reach at conclusion
on any matter. He will have good knack of behavior but that behavior is only
for the sake of selfish interest. This clearly indicates that his outward
expression is hypocritical and against his consciousness i.e. the inner
expression is negative and the outward expression is positive. Respecting
others is unknown to him whereas expectation of respect is within him. He
responds quickly to admiration and become quickly deflated by criticism, giving
himself to love and affection with sincerity and appreciation, yet he is ever
mindful of slights and he hesitate to form strong attachments.
As already explained
above, the inherent freedom available in all walks of life will lead to him to
the bad company. Hence he has to be very careful with his friends. He is fond
of good dresses.
sources of earning/profession: He will jump upon any work without judging or
thinking whether he is capable of doing such work or not, and ultimately push
him into utter failure in any work he undertakes. While I say that he is not a
good anticipator, he is very good in certain work and sweet words are just a
natural expression for him. It would be better if he assess his capacity and
ability for the specific field where he can shine well and then start doing the
job. If that is done, nobody on earth can stop him in achieving the requisite
result. One of the plus points for him is that he is not easily vulnerable to
defeat and he pushes his way up through several obstacles.
Even if he does not
have any basic education, he will show extra-ordinary intelligence and
knowledge on any matter of discussion. Another plus point for him is that he
will resist tooth and nail any idea or program or work which is not within
the spirit of law. He is of the opinion that all wrong doers must be punished
whether they are his friends or relatives or enemies. He will carry out any
work entrusted to him with utmost sincerely and certainty. While he wants to
complete the work which he commences or assigned to him in perfect condition,
the outcome in most of the cases i.e negative because of his too much
independent nature. His abilities are many faceted but his success is as
probable in the theater or the arts of in commerce.
In most cases it is
seen that Pushy born will have to face the grip of poverty up to the age of
15-16 years of age and thereafter he will enjoy a mixture of good and bad,
where plus will be less and minus will be more up to the age of 32 years. From
the age of 33 years, there will be remarkable all round improvements i.e.
economically, socially and in health.
In most cases it has
been seen that Pushya born will stay away from his native place and family
for his bread earning. He normally undertakes the work where maximum traveling
There will be lot of problems in the family circle and he will have to depend
on others for even day to day requirements. Due to this dependency during
childhood he becomes quite independent when he grows up.
Circumstances will be
so warranted that he will be forced to stay away most of the time from his wife
and children even though he is very much wanting to be attached with them. He
expects his wife to be thoroughly self sufficient, with creditable talents and
to be correct and conservative in manner and dress. If the marriage of the
native is performed without proper comparison or tallying of the horoscope, he
may lose all rational perspective and begin to doubt his wife rather than
admitting his own lack of discernment. He is very much attached to his parents.
5. Health: He will not keep good health
during his childhood i.e. up to the age of 15 years. Gall stones, gastric ulcer,
jaundice, cough, eczema and cancer are the possible diseases.
She has a short stature, moderate complexion, well-proportioned face and body.
and general events: She will not enjoy peaceful existence. She has a very amicable character
and is peace-minded, very submissive to the elders but oppressed by all. She is
sincere, affectionate but moody. She is religious and god fearing. Respects her
elders. She is conservative. Does systematical and methodical action.
sources of earning/profession: She may have income from land and buildings. She may
be employed in a job where maximum trust is required e.g. Private Secretaries,
Secret departments of a country. She may also have income from agriculture.
Even though she is 'Pativrata' (attached to won husband only) she is quite
often mistaken by her husband for her moral character. This situation can be
avoided if she keeps a little control and restriction over her husband by shedding away her shyness and her outward expression is made clear to her
husband and others. Reasons for most of the turmoil in her life is mainly
attributable to what she thinks inside and what she expresses outside. She
wants to say a lot of things but she is prevented by her inherent quality of
shyness, which often misleads others, and a negative opinion is formed about
the native. She will have good duty bound children.
Health: She will have respiratory problem. She is prone to
tuberculosis, ulcers, breast cancer, and jaundice, eczema, bruises in the
breast or gastric ulcer.