Punarvasu Nakshatra 3rd Pada: The third pada falls on the Gemini Navamsa which is ruled by Mercury. It stands for imagination, science and mental activities. 3rd Pada 26° 40′ – 30° 00′ Gemini- falls in Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. The focus here is on mental activities, imagination and science. Since this is a Vargottama pada, planets placed here give strong results, especially in the mental/intellectual realm.