Current Muhurtas

In any daytime there are certain periods, which have special meaning.

Yama Ghantaka

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Rishi Vasishtha: "Yama Ghantaka should always be avoided in any Muhurta for auspicious (Shubha) activity". It is considered that any activity (especially travelling) started during the period of Yama Ghantaka pushes the one towards to death.

Abhijeet Muhurta

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Abhijit Muhurta is one of the most auspicious and powerful criteria for initiating all types of works.

Brahma Muhurta

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Brahma Muhurta is optimal for waking up as well as any activity connected to spiritual practices (such as Hatha Yoga, Dhyana (meditation), etc), creating, planning, projections etc.

Gulikā Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Gulika Kalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

Rahu Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Rahu Kaalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

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13°20" to 26°40" Sagittarius (Dhanu)

The 20th Nakshatra: POORVA ASHADHA.

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 Purushartha (life's vector or motivation) is Moksha.
Totem animal is Monkey
Symbol - elephant's tusk
Devata (Deity) -
Dosha - Pitta.

This Nakshatra spans from 13°20' to 26°40' in the sign Dhanu, the sign ruled by the lord of wisdom, Guru (Jupiter) while the Nakshatra is ruled by Shukra (Venus). People born in Poorva Ashadha have a good physique with a tall body. They are intelligent, convincing, tend to get into arguments with others and prove their intelligence through the arguments. But a poorly placed mercury in a duel sign results in these people being in double minds while taking any important decision. While they are good at advising others, they lack the necessary logical reasoning to take a well thought out decision. But there is a tendency to make decisions on impulse and these generally result in making a fool of these people.

A strong Mangala (Mars) in the natal chart results in making an argumentative, obstinate and quarrelsome personality. They have very close friends. If only these people can overcome their argumentative nature and learn how to make decisions properly, they can rise to almost any levels. They are sincere in their efforts and enough persistence on their part can make miracles.

Compared to the males, the females born in this Nakshatra are sincere and take every step after considering the pros and the cons. They have a determination to lead the group, wherever they are. Their natural intelligence, coupled with these qualities, can make some of the best managers.

They are religious and god-fearing people. A good combination of Shukra (Venus) with Buddha (Mercury) can result in making a good poet. They enjoy varied interests, ranging from ancient art to music to mystics and occult sciences. But these interests are never properly planned till the end of young age. It is only in the middle age that Poorva Ashadha born seriously start thinking about pursuing any of these interests.

Poorvaashadha born enjoy good married life. Shani (Saturn) aspecting the seventh house may delay the marriage in some cases. Poorva Ashadha born are prone to suffer from problems of the lungs.

Male Natives

1. Physical features: He will have lean and tall body. His teeth will be very beautiful, ears long, eyes bright, waist narrow and arms long. In other words, he has good attractive physical features.

2. Character and general events: He has exemplary intelligence. There is a tendency of jumping to a conclusion on the matters he deals with. Nobody can defeat him in argument. He has extra-ordinary convincing power. He will not under any circumstance subdues to others, whether he is right or wrong. On the one side you can have a lot of advices from him but you cannot render any advice to him.

While he expresses that he is very courageous he cannot reach that state unless he is forced either by circumstances or by persons to show the requisite courage. In decision making he is very poor. He finds it difficult to take decision even on small matters. Once he is aroused by instigation or argument he takes decision without thinking the merits and demerits of such action and he sticks to that decision till the end. Even if he is completely wrong in his steps, nobody can change his decision. Such is the obstinate character of the native.

He likes to do a lot of things for others for nothing in return but he will be subjected to a lot of criticism. He derives maximum benefits from the unknown persons. He cannot keep any permanent relationship with anybody. If he can work with a particular aim with full sincerity he can reach to the top of life. He hates external show. He is God fearing, honest, humble and far from hypocrisy. He can never think of doing anything, which will disturb the progress of others.

He will be highly religious and always interested in feeling revered class and will devote much of his time in pooja or others religious acts. He is good collector of antiques. He may also take interest in writing poems.

3. Education, sources of earning / profession: Even though he can shine in almost all the fields, he is particularly fit for doctor's profession or fine arts. He is advises not to venture for any business unless he has dependable employees or managers. He will be attracted to the studies of occult philosophy and sciences and he can shine well. Period up to 32 years of age will be period of trial and error. Thereafter he slowly starts climbing ladder of success. Period between 32 years and 50 years of age will be very good.

4. Family life: He cannot enjoy any benefits from his parents. However, he will be lucky to have benefits from his co-borns, particularly from his brothers. He will be spending most of his life in foreign land.

His married life will be more or less happy. His marriage may be delayed. In some cases it has been noticed that the marriage takes place in a most competitive way. He is more inclined towards his wife and in-laws. Even then there will be frequent disharmony between the couples. At last he finds peace in the company of his wife. He will be lucky to have the most talented and respectful children, who will bring name and fame to his family. There may be at the most two children.

5. Health: While his outward appearance is extremely good, his internal constitution may not be good i.e., his health may not be good. It is quite often noticed that this native is prone to a particular incurable disease. Still he will not care for his health. He is prone to severe whooping cough, breathing trouble, bronchitis, tuberculosis, heart attack and malaria or isnofelia is also found in such native. Even in the state of critical illness he will not hesitate to jump into the work, which he feels, should be completed. He may face problems with his thighs. He must take care about his lungs, as he is liable to suffer from rheumatic pains.

Female Natives

1. Physical features: She is extremely beautiful. Her almond eyes play the role of a magnet. Long nose and graceful look, fair complexion, brown-colored hair.

2. Character and general events: She is intelligent. She has energy, enthusiasm, vigor and vitality. Hence she is greedy and aspiring for everything. However she is not obstinate. She can attain more success when adverse conditions prevail. She will weigh the merits and demerits of each case and come to a final decision after deep consideration. She will speak out what she feels is right whether others will digest it or not. She will be fond of dogs and other pet animals. She makes promises but will not be fulfilled. Tendency of hatred towards her parents and brothers has been noticed. She will be leader among her relations. A determined, truthful character.

3. Education, sources of earnings / profession: Generally females born in this Nakshatra are educated. She may be a teacher, bank employee or attached to religious institutions. If mercury is also placed with Moon, she may earn as a publisher or writer.

4. Family life: She is very good in household activities. When the age goes by, she develops more and more attachment to her husband, with the result her life becomes more and more happier. Benefit from the children will be to a limited extent only.

5. Health: Her health will generally be good. In addition to the diseases mentioned in the case of male natives above, she will have acute disorder of the womb and uterus. Problems connected with thighs.

Vrishabha represents the nature of the individual rather than his activity, as indicated by the fact that it is "fixed". No planet is debilitated in it because the creative cannot let any force remain negative. Chandra is exalted here and Shukra (Venus) owns the sign.

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