Rasi or Sign – Gemini (Mithuna) and Kataka (Cancer)
Position – 20° 00’ in Gemini to 3° 20’ in Cancer
Nakshatra Lord – Jupiter
Star Cluster – Five Star
Star Formation / Symbol – Bow and Quiver of arrows
Colour – Blackish
Gender – Male
Gana – Deva
Caste – Vaishya
Yoni – Cat
Deity – Aditi
Letters represented – Ke, Ko, ha, hi
Representation in Triloka – Swarga (Heaven)
Category – Chara
Tridosha – Vata (Windy)
Triguna – Satwik Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Artha
Body Part – Nose
Longevity – Madhyayu
Gem – Yellow Sapphire
Swara (Sound) – VO kara
Bird – Swan (Pingala Pakshi)
Place – Shoonya place (Dark place)
Tree – Venu vruksha and Bamboo
Nadi – Adi Nadi
Punarvasu Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Jataka Parijata, when Moon in Punarvasu Nakshatra, the person will be slow in understanding, very wealthy, earn name and fame and lustful towards women.
According to Brihat Samhita, the person will be self-controlled, will have good character, very thirsty and easily satisfied.
According to Jathakabharana, he will be careless in his work, will be unhappy, will not think of the future and act on the spur of the moment. Will be interested in owning expensive items. He will be knowledgeable in all the scriptures and follow the rules of the land.
First 3 padas or quarter will fall in Gemini sign and the last pada falls in Cancer sign. First 3 padas are dominated by Mercury and Jupiter in the native. The last pada is associated with Moon and Jupiter. The deity of this Nakshatra is Aditi and it is said that Lord Rama was born with this Nakshatra. Punarvasu means returning back, revival. again becoming bright.
Punarvasu Nakshatra people are devoted to God and love everyone. They will acquire wealth, vehicle and all comforts in life. It is not that their life is all about happiness and enjoyment, they also go through all kinds of problems. However, they learn from the experiences and deal with the problems head-on. Also, they teach others from their experiences. They have good communication abilities to effectively communicate their thoughts and feelings. They do not want to limit themselves in anything.
The deity of this star is Aditi, who is the mother of Gods. Like Aditi, Punarvasu people are motherly and nourishes others. They are kind-hearted and communication will be very sweet. They love and protect people close to them. They will have intuitive powers and may be interested in tantrik learning too. Aditi also signifies unboundedness (Ananta) and also star ruler Jupiter represents expansion. So these natives want to expand their horizon in whatever they do. They are not satisfied with small things. They want to expand their knowledge and consciousness to the next level. If the overall chart promises materialism, then they will expand their knowledge in material aspects and if it promises spirituality, then they will learn about the occult and expand the spiritual horizon. Meditation will be easy for them.
First 3 padas belongs to Gemini. Here mind will oscillate between two extremes. It becomes difficult for them to take a neutral stand on anything. When it comes to 4th pada, they will become more refined and they will have spiritual interest. They are not like dynamic kind of people but knowledgeable.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Punarvasu star are as follows.
Punarvasu Nakshatra 1st Pada – (20° 00’ to 23° 20’ Gemini) – This pada falls in Aries navamsa and Mars rules over this quarter. People born in Punarvasu Nakshatra 1st pada will have a wavering mind, will be too much attracted with worldly affairs, cruel, aspires for victory. They are helpful to others and will have a respectful life. They will be very active and aggressive. They may speak very fast and may talk with a harsh tone. They might get into trouble because of their communication.
Punarvasu Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (23° 20’ to 26° 40’ Gemini) – Venus rules over this quarter. These people are famous and have a charismatic personality. They will have the artistic talents. They will be jovial and will help others. These individuals are good communicators and they will do good as advisors. These folks are liked by all. They may want to taste different kinds of food and like to have more expensive food.
Punarvasu Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (26° 40’ to 30° 00’ Gemini) – Mercury rules over this pada. This quarter is called as Martyamsa. These souls are excellent communicators yet they talk politely and appreciated by everyone. These are kind of people who are master of all trades. They will also be business minded people. They like to wear good clothes and wants to project a good image in society.
Punarvasu Nakshatra 4th Pada – (00° 00’ to 3° 20’ Cancer) – Moon rules over this pada. These folks are wealthy, famous and charismatic. They will be sensitive and emotional, but they may not show their emotional side to the outside world. They may become scholars and will have a sacrificing nature for others. They may be family oriented people and loved by all.
Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Punarvasu Nakshatra is Chara (moveable) and also Tiryaka mukhi Nakshatra (Straight looking). It is auspicious for performing namakarana, upanayana, coronation, starting of education, construction of roads, expansion of metals, riding, driving, journey etc.