The 16th Nakshatra: VISHAKHA.
The four quarters are ruled by:
Mangala (Mars) - the 1st quarter,
Shukra (Venus) - the 2nd quarter,
Buddha (Mercury) - the 3rd quarter,
and Chandra (Moon) - the 4th quarter.
Other aspects of this Nakshatra:
Purushartha (life's vector or motivation) is Dharma.
Totem animal is Tiger (male).
Symbols: a potter's wheel or an archway.
Devata (Deity) - Shakragni (Indra and Agni).
Dosha - Kapha.
This is the 16th
Nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 20°00' in Tula to 3°20' in Vrshchika.
Hence its first three quarters fall in the sign Tula, while the last quarter
falls in the sign Vrshchika. While the Nakshatra Vishakha is ruled by the wise
planet Jupiter, Tula is ruled by Venus and Vrshchika is ruled by Mars. Guru (Jupiter)
and Mangala (Mars) is a friendly combination, while Guru (Jupiter) and Shukra (Venus) belong to the
opposite camps. As a result, while the last quarter of this Nakshatra brings to
fore all the bright side of Guru (Jupiter)
and Mangala (Mars), people born on in the first three
quarters are more interested in the material pleasures.
Vishakha born have
a well-proportioned body, but they tend to be obese and put on weight with the
passing of age. Females born in this Nakshatra are beautiful and religious in
nature. They need to have a well balanced diet and should exercise regularly to
keep them fit.
These people are
god fearing and like to be guided by truth. For those born in the first three
quarters of Vishakha, balance is the nature of life, as they always try to
avoid extremes. This is apparent in their religious beliefs as well, with these
people neither being too dogmatic nor too advanced when it comes to religion.
But those born in Vrshchika are very firm in their belief, rarely changing
their views. But generally, a Vishakha born is secular in his or her religious
A well placed Chandra (Moon)
and Buddha (Mercury) make these people crowd pullers. Good Buddha (Mercury) also bestows them
with good oratory skills. Females born in Vishakha have a sweet tongue and
quiet diplomatic in their choice of words.
These people do
not like the idea of working for others. They are better suited for independent
businesses. Consultancy is a good profession for them, as these people possess
the required skills for the same. A Vishakha born consultant, born in the Vrshchika will rarely reveal information about his clients to others. For this
reason, they are also suited for jobs that involve high levels of
normally enjoy good health. They are full of vigor and enthusiasm, often
working long hours continuously. Because of their addiction to certain kinds of
food and the tendency to neglect their health, they may suffer sudden attacks
involving the nerves system.
face will be round, bright and physical appearance extremely attractive. We
have noticed two types of physical appearance i.e. one with fatty and long
structure and the other with very lean and short structure.
and general events: He will have full of vigor and vitality as also intelligence of the
highest order. He is firm believer of god and leads a life of truthful
existence. He does not believe in the orthodox principles not the age old
tradition. He is fond of adopting modern ideas.
Mostly he lives away
from his family. He is ready to give weight to others in excess of what is
actually required depending on the weight of the persons to whom he is dealing
in. Slavery is suicidal for him. While he is very much religiously active, he
does not follow any superstitious religious fanaticism. He treats all
religions, castes and creed as one. He is a follower of Gandhian philosophy of
'Ahimsa Paramodharma' (Religion is non-violence or The most preferable and auspicious Dharma is non-violence) and 'Truth is God'. In certain
cases I have seen that such type of persons accept Sanyasa (saintism) when they
touch 35 years of age. When we sanyasa it does not mean that complete
detraction from the 'Grihastashram' (duty towards the family). He will
simultaneously look after the family and follow sanyasa.
sources of earning/profession: He is a very good orator and has the capacity to
attract crowd. He will win several prizes in elocution competition. Hence he is
the fittest person to be in the political circle. There is a peculiar spending
tendency in him. While on the one side he is very stingy on the spending on the
other side he is extravagant in the spending where it is not required.
He is fit for doing
an independent business, job involving high responsibility, banking and religious
professions, mathematician or a teacher or a printer.
cannot enjoy love and affection of mother. One of the primary reasons for such
lack of care may either due to mother's death or unavoidable circumstances and
atmosphere which warrant his mother to be away from the native. There may be
several beneficial points of his father with which he can always be proud of.
Even then, not much help will be derived from his father also. In other words,
we have to come to a conclusion that the native leads more or less a life of an
orphan. There may be a lot of difference of opinion between his father and him
on several points where an amicable settlement on any matter may not be
possible. It is due to these reasons he is right from the childhood a
hardworking and self made person.
He loves his wife and
children very much. Even so, he has two bad qualities. One is that he is
addicted to alcohol and another is that he indulges in too much sex with other
ladies. In spite of these weaknesses he will not make this weaknesses as
hindrance either in the family or social life.
5. Health: Since has
has inherent vigor and vitality given by the god, his health will normally be
very good. However, he is prone to paralytic attack. I have in more than 70
percent of Vishakha born people noticed this paralytic attack after the age of
55 years. In the remaining 30 percent cases, I have every doubt that the native
could not provide me the correct birth time as otherwise the same symptom of
paralytic attack would have in one form or the other present in them. It is
also seen that they are prone to asthmatic attack.
Females born in this
Nakshatra will enjoy more or less the same results mentioned for the male
natives and in addition they will enjoy the following results:
features extremely beautiful. This inherent godly gift of attractive physical
features normally attract the men folk and she has to face lot of problems on
and general events: She has a very sweet tongue. She is expert in the
household activities and if employed in the official activities also. Arrogance
is very rarely noticed in these females. She does not believe in pomp and show
and she is very simple. She does not like to increase her beauty by make up.
She is subject to jealousy of other female friends and relatives. She is a firm
believer of religious principles and quite often observe fast and perform
poojas and visit holy places frequently.
sources of earning/profession: She is interested in poetry. If there are other good
planetary combinations, particularly when Moon and Venus are together, she may
become a famous writer. She will have academic excellence in arts or literature.
treats her husband as her god. Her religious attitude will confer love and
affection from her in-laws. As she looks after the welfare of all family
members and even distant relations, she will have power and authority conferred
on her. She will have more attachment to her father-in-law. She may frequently
be visiting sacred places.
Health: She will generally have good health. However, she
is prone to kidney trouble, goiter and weakness due to homo-sexuality.