Nakshatra, another common name is constellation. In simple words, we say a nakshatra is a group of stars forming different shapes in the limitless sky.
Now, how this science of stars is relevant to our lives. We have 28 nakshatras in the divine sky.
Let’s start with a beautiful story on nakshatras.
As we are discussing Moon here, would like to emphasise that moon is our mind, our mann. Mind or Mann is very hard to control, this is like a dancing monkey on the tight rope. Now, we will come to Astrology part of Nakshatras.
There are 27 Nakshatras, and giving their names as follows:
|No||English Name||Devanagari Name|
|11.||Purva Phalguni||पूर्व फाल्गुनी|
|12.||Uttara Phalguni||उत्तर फाल्गुनी|
One planet rule three nakshatras each.
We will discuss the 28th Nakshatra “Abhijit “in our next topic, we do have a beautiful story related this very auspicious nakshatra. Abhijit Nakshatra has no ruling planet.
In this following pattern, we are going to discuss 27 nakshatras and their charans.
Charan means a step or a subset or a foot. We have four charans in a single nakshatra. Here as we had discussed moon remains in one nakshatra for a single day and these charans viz a viz represents four subsets of a day e.g. midnight, sunset, midday and sunrise.
One Zodiac comprised of 360 degrees. And is divided into 12 signs which extends or expands over 30 degrees. And then it is also subset into 27 equal parts each comprised of 13 degrees 20minutes.
Now, we divide each Nakshatra part i.e. 13degres 20 minutes into four charans of 3 degrees 20 minutes each. With this we are done with the Mathematics of a zodiac.
Each Nakshatra has a definite shape, a rule planet, a ruling deity, a varna, a gana.
Analysis of a chart, we study each planets nakshatra placement to study the quality of mind and its impact on that area of our life.
I say “Nakshatras are the genes of one’s chart”.
Very important, the placement of moon in which nakshatra at the birth brings that energy in one’s mind & soul. And the person lives with that energy through out his life. This is called as Birth star or in Hindi Janma Nakshatra.
This Birth star has a great influence on the nature and the persona of a person, we in Hindu Dharma, we consider the birth star compatibility of two persons for the purpose of matching kundlis for marriage.
Ill be adding more info in my next article on nakshatra. stay connected!