Characteristics of the Rashi or signs in Astrology

 

Rasi Characteristics

It is very important to know completely the characteristics of the signs before analysing the charts. Here I have compiled all the characters of the signs from scriptures.

Based on Mobility of the Rashis:

Movable signs or Chara rashis – Mesha (Aries), Kataka (Cancer), Tula (Libra) and Makara (Capricorn) are Chara rashis or movable signs.

Fixed signs or Sthira Rashis – Vrishabha (Taurus), Simha (Leo), Vrischika (Scorpio) and Kumbha (Aquarius) are Sthira rashis or fixed signs.

Dual signs or Dwi Swabhava rashis – Mithuna (Gemini), Kanya (Virgo), Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Meena (Pisces) are Dwi swabhava rashis or Dual signs.

 

Rashi Tatwas:

Fiery Signs or Agni tatwa Rashis – Mesha (Aries), Simha (Leo) and Dhanus (Sagittarius)

Earth signs or Prithvi tatwa Rashis – Vrishabha (Taurus), Kanya (Virgo) and Makara (Capricorn).

Air Signs or Vayu tatwa Rashis – Mithuna (Gemini), Tula (Libra) and Kumbha (Aquarius).

Watery Signs or Jala tatwa Rashis – Kataka (Cancer), Vrishchika (Scorpio) and Meena (Pisces).

 

Dwarf, Medium and Tall Signs or Hraswadi Rashis –

Dwarf or Hrasva Rashis – Mesha (Aries), Vrishabha (Taurus), Kumbha (Aquarius) and Meena (Pisces).

Medium or Sama Rashis – Mithuna (Gemini), Kataka (Cancer), Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Makara (Capricorn).

Tall Signs or Deergha Rashis – Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra) and Vrishchika (Scorpio).

 

Andhaka – Badira – Pangu Rashis:

Andhaka or Blind Signs – Mesha (Aries), Vrishabha (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Kataka (Cancer) and Simha (Leo).

Badira or Deaf Signs – Tula (Libra), Vrishchika (Scorpio), Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Makara (Capricorn).

Pangu or Lame Signs – Kumbha (Aquarius) and Meena (Pisces).

 

Signs based on they rise:

Sheershodaya Rashis – These are signs or rashis which are rising from head. They are: Mithuna (Gemini), Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra), Vrishchika (Scorpio) and Kumbha (Aquarius).

Prishtodaya Rashis – These are signs or rashis which are rising from back. They are: Mesha (Aries), Vrishabha (Taurus), Kataka (Cancer), Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Makara (Capricorn).

Ubhayodaya Rashis – These are signs or rashis which are rising from both head and back. Meena (Pisces) represents this category.

 

Chanchala – Shantha – Dwi Swabhava Rashis:

Chanchala or Wavering Mind signs – Mesha (Aries), Kataka (Cancer), Tula (Libra) and Makara (Capricorn).

Shantha or Calm Mind Signs – Vrishabha (Taurus), Simha (Leo), Vrishchika (Scorpio) and Kumbha (Aquarius).

Dwiswabhava Rashis – Mithuna (Gemini), Kanya (Virgo) and Dhanus (Sagittarius).

 

Balabala Sthana Rashis:

Divabali Rahis or Strong During Day – Simha (Leo), Kanya (Virgo), Tula (Libra), Vrishchika (Scorpio), Kumbha (Aquarius) and Meena (Pisces) are strong during the day.

Ratribali Rashis or Strong during Night – Mesha (Aries), Vrishabha (Taurus), Mithuna (Gemini), Kataka (Cancer), Dhanus (Sagittarius) and Makara (Capricorn).

 

Gender of the Rashis:

Male Signs – Mesha, Mithuna, Simha, Tula, Dhanus and Kumbha

Female Signs – Vrishabha, Kataka, Kanya, Vrischika, Makara and Meena.

 

Direction of the Rashis:

East Direction – Mesha, Simha and Dhanus Rashis

South Direction – Vrishabha, Kanya and Makara Rashis

West Direction – Mithuna, Tula and Kumbha Rashis

North Direction – Kataka, Vrischika and Meena Rashis

 

Cast of the Rashis:

Brahmana Rashis – Kataka, Vrischika and Meena Rashis

Kshatriya Rashis –  Mesha, Simha and Dhanus Rashis

Vaishya Rashis –  Vrishabha, Kanya and Makara Rashis

Shudra Rashis – Mithuna, Tula and Kumbha Rashis

 

Prakruti and Vikruti Chakra:

Prakruti Chakra – Mesha, Vrishabha, Mithuna, Kataka, Simha and Kanya are comes under Prakruti Chakras. If planets gets lordships in these rashis they give maximum results in first half of the dasha.

Vikruti Chakra – Tula, Vrischika, Dhanus, Makara, Kumbha and Meena are under Vikruti Chakra. If planets gets lordships in these rashis they give maximum results in second half of the dasha.

 

Temperaments of Rashis (Kapha, Pitta and Vayu):

Billious (Pitta) Rashis – Mesha, Simha and Dhanus.

Windy Rashis – Vrishabha, Kanya and Makara.

Mix: Mithuna, Tula and Kumbha

Phelgm or Kapha: Kataka, Vrischika and Meena.

 

Biped, Quadruped and Keeta Rashis:

Biped or Human Signs: Mithuna, Kanya, first half of Dhanus and Kumbha

Quadruped (4 legged) Rashis – Mesha, Vrishabha, Simha, Second half of Dhanus and first half of Makara

Keeta (Insect) Rashis – Kataka and vrischika

 

Garbha Rashyadi Rashis:

Garbha Rashis – Mithuna, Kanya, Dhanus and Meena Rashis.

Dwara Rashis – Mesha, Kataka, Tula and Makara Rashis.

Bahya Rashis – Vrishabha, Simha, Vrischika and Kumbha Rahis.

 

Surya, Chandra Nadi Lagnas:

Chandra Nadi Lagna – Vrishabha, Kataka, Kanya, Vrischika, Makara and Meena Rashis

Surya Nadi Lagna Mesha, Mithuna, Simha, Tula, Dhanus and Kumbha Rashis.

 

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