16 Vishakha Nakshatra

Vishakha “The Star of Purpose” Symbol: A “Triumphal Arch” covered with Leaves and used in Marriage Ceremonies (The Archway is a symbol of Success and Achievement and indicates moving through Thresholds of Spiritual Initiation), a Potter’s Wheel (symbolises the Patience that must be developed in order to Progress on the Spiritual Path), a Tree with […]
  1. Vishakha

“The Star of Purpose”

Symbol: A “Triumphal Arch” covered with Leaves and used in Marriage Ceremonies (The Archway is a symbol of Success and Achievement and indicates moving through Thresholds of Spiritual Initiation), a Potter’s Wheel (symbolises the Patience that must be developed in order to Progress on the Spiritual Path), a Tree with Spreading Branches giving Protection to Others, a White Lotus

Deity: Indragni (the Dimorphic pair of Indra and Agni in one Body). Indra (Chief of Gods, God of Transformation, God of Lightning) & Agni (God of Fire, representing the Pure Fire of Consciousness), this nakshatra is also controlled by Radha (the Romantic Consort of Sri Krishna)

Favourable: War, Executive Ability, Argument, Harshness, Mental Focus, Goal Oriented Acts, Ceremonies, Parties, Functions, Awards, Decorative Acts, Romance, Sexuality, Penance, Resolving, Accomplishing Tasks, Aggressive or Harsh Activities, Executive Talents, Argumentative Tactics, Anything requiring Focus on Goals, Celebrations, Ornamentation, Getting Dressed Up, Romance and Sexual Activity, Making Resolutions

Unfavourable: Marriage, Travel, Beginnings, Tact, Initiations, and Diplomacy

 

Key Themes

  • Pre-eminence of Strength, Power and Brilliance
  • Unrelenting Focus, Perfectionism and Exactitude
  • Alcohol Brewers, Vintners and Liquor Business
  • Ever Youthful & Themes of Lost Battles,
  • Triumphant Comebacks

 

 

Star: Vishakha

Rasi (Zodiac): Libra/ Scorpio

Range: 20o 00’ Libra- 03o 20’ Scorpio

Padas: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer

Ruling Planet: Jupiter

Meaning: “The Forked One”, “Two Branches”, Radha the “The Delightful One”

Indication: “The Star of Purpose”

Body Part: The Arms, the Breasts

Guna (Quality): Sattwa

Gana (Race): Rakshasa (Demon)

Purushartha (Goal): Dharma (Righteousness)

Tridosha: Kapha (Phlegm or Water + Earth)

Nature/ Category of Star: Misra (Mixed/ Sharp and Soft)

Varna (Caste): Mleccha (Outcaste)

Gotra (Clan): Vashistha (name translates as the “Possessor of Wealth”)

Direction: East

Pancha Mahabhuta (Element): Agni (Fire)

Shakti (Power): Vyapana Shakti (The Power to “Achieve and Make Manifest, Power to Achieve many and various Fruits of Life”)

Basis Above: To Cultivate

Basis Below: Reaping the Harvest

Desire: To gain the Greatest Splendour amongst the Gods

Result of Shakti, Basis, & Desire: Fruit of the Harvest

Activity: Active

TriMurthi (Process): Brahma (Create)

Direction / Motion: Adho Mukha (Looking Down/ Facing Downwards)

Yoni (Gender): Male

Animal Symbol: Tiger

Bird: Red Tail Sparrow, Swan

Sounds: Thee, Thoo, They, Tho

Tree/ Plant: Vikankatha, Nagkesar, Kaith, Vila, Elephant Apple or Wood Apple (Latin Name: Mesua Ferrea or Limonia Acidissima)

Colour: Golden