Rasi or Sign – Gemini (Mithuna)
Position – 6° 40’ to 20° 00’ Mithuna
Nakshatra Lord – Rahu
Star Cluster – Single Star
Star Formation / Symbol – Human Head / Tear Drop
Colour – Green
Gender – Female
Gana – Manushya
Caste – Sankara (Inter Caste)
Yoni – Dog
Diety – Rudra
Letters represented – Ku, Gham, gna, ccha
Representation in Triloka – Bhoo loka (Earthly world)
Category – Daruna (Tragic)
Tridosha – Vata (Windy)
Triguna – Tamo guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Kama
Body Part – Eyes
Longevity – Alpayu
Gem – Gomedha
Swara (Sound) – Yay karakshara
Bird – Pingala
Place – Shoonya place (dark place)
Tree – Rakta Kadira or Krishna Kadira
Nadi – Adi Nadi
Ardra Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Hora Sara, the person born in this star will have a wavering mind, be a crafty speaker, self-respected, steal other’s money, will have few sons, long-lived and will have royal money.
According to Daivagna Vilasa, a person born in Ardra nakshatra will be a greedy person and will perform nasty deeds. He will have an angry temperament. He will use others for his personal motives.
According to Jathakabharana, he will disrespect tradition and the shastras, will be valorous, intelligent in business matters. He may trouble and create fear in others and will be ungrateful.
Ardra Nakshatra falls in Gemini sign. Mercury is the lord of this sign and Rahu rules over this nakshatra. Ardra means teardrop and deity is Rudra. This Nakshatra represents storms, destruction, and transformation. There can be some unfulfilled desires from the past life which might have been carried into this life for the native. Those desires were stored in subconscious memory and now it is ready to explode. People with this Nakshatra are very goal oriented people. They will plan everything in advance and when time fructifies, they move like a storm. As long as everything goes smoothly, they will be calm and composed. But if anything goes wrong, then they become violent and very difficult to pacify them. If desires are overpowered, they become greedy, arrogant, cruel, mischievous etc. Association of benefic planets on this Moon is very much desirable to counter it.
People with Ardra Nakshatra may become arrogant individuals. They will be strong and adventurous. These people are far-sighted and have natural risk-taking abilities. For business or sports, they are well suited, because it gives them aggression, far-sightedness, risk-taking abilities etc. As the star belongs to Gemini sign, they will become a crafty speaker and they can manipulate anybody easily.
Ardra people may be stubborn, ungrateful and also fickle minded. They are also dreamers and very imaginative. They can go to two extreme very easily. They can be very calm at times and also can become very angry at other times. Likewise, their mind oscillates between happiness and sadness, good deeds and bad deeds etc. They take pride in themselves and will not leave a chance in self-boasting with others.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Ardra star as follows.
Ardra Nakshatra 1st Pada – Jupiter rules over this pada. The people with 1st pada are kind-hearted, have good character. They like to live a lavish lifestyle. They will be knowledgeable but will become arrogant because of the knowledge. They like to dominate others.
Ardra Nakshatra 2nd Pada – This quarter is ruled by Saturn. These are hardworking folks. They will have many goals in life and they may employ hook and crook method in achieving them. They may like to do many things simultaneously. But will have problems in achieving them. They sometimes behave arrogantly and act without morals. They may become too selfish at times.
Ardra Nakshatra 3rd Pada – Again Saturn rules over this pada. These individuals need a push or inspiration to do anything. Once they are ready, they want to do everything immediately. They may become very cunning and cruel. They will be a knowledgeable and scholarly figure. They may be too much obsessed with material possession.
Ardra Nakshatra 4th Pada – Jupiter rules over this pada. In this quarter, there will be some bit of philosophy in their attitude. They like to enjoy the life as it comes yet very ambitious. They will be liked by relatives and friends. These people may become too much sensitive and emotional. They will be very talkative and may indulge in gossiping and talking behind the back.
Muhurta or Electional Astrology
According to Muhurta Chintamani, since Ardra Nakshatra is teekshna (sharp) and Daruna (bitter) star, it is good for starting tantrik acts, to train animals, black magic, aggressive deeds and also for ‘Hatha Yoga’.
Ardra Nakshatra is Urdhwa mukhi (upward looking), and suitable for construction of the house, multi-storied building, horticulture etc.