Rasi or Sign – Cancer (Karkataka)
Position – 3° 20’ to 16° 40’ Cancer
Nakshatra Lord – Saturn (Shani)
Star Cluster – Three Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Udder of a Cow, Arrow
Colour – White Colour
Gender – Male
Gana – Deva Gana
Caste – Kshatriya
Yoni – Aja (Goat)
Deity – Brihaspati, Lord of wisdom
Letters represented – Hu, Hay, Ho, Da
Representation in Triloka – Swarga (Heaven)
Category – Kshipra
Tridosha – Pitta (Billious)
Triguna – Tamo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Dharma
Body Part – Face
Longevity – Alpayu
Gem – Blue Saphire
Bird – Water Kingfisher, Jala kaka pakshi
Place – Village
Tree – Ashwatha Vriksha / Peepal
Nadi – Madhya Nadi
Pushya Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Hora Sara, The person born in Pushya Nakshatra will be angrily disposed, be intelligent, bold, talkative, learned in many branches, be helpful to others, very independent and a thief.
According to Manasagari, the native will have a devotion to God and go for pilgrimages. He will follow the rules of dictums for all the activities. He will always be calm in any situation and will also be philanthropic.
According to Yavana Jataka, Pushya native will be courageous, intelligent, educated and well versed in scriptures. He will follow the path of dharma.
Pushya Nakshatra is ruled by Saturn and is in the domain of Cancer, whose lord is Moon. This is one of the spiritual Nakshatra. Cancer sign is the 4th sign of the kalapurusha chart and it is one of the spiritual sign. In the domain of Pushya Nakshatra, some karmic spiritual influences of the past life would be manifested in the present life. These natives may be selfless souls. These are very caring individuals and lovable to all. They are always available when in need.
The symbol of Pushya Nakshatra is Udder of a Cow which signifies nourishment, caring, nurturing etc. They are like a mother to the close friends and relatives. They are very protective to the family. They get name and fame in the society. They are calm and patient people. But sometimes they hold on to their past too much.
Pushya people are intelligent in the matters of finance. They are not spendthrift and they do not spend unnecessarily. It looks for others as a stingy nature. They may be very religiously inclined, have control over food habits, very systematic in their approach. In terms of family life, they may like a big family with lots of love and care around. They always think good for others. In spite of that, sometimes these people get into trouble with friends. Most of the times they keep thinking about the smaller issues and miss the big picture. Sometimes they will become lustful and likes to be associated with the opposite sex.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Pushya star are as follows.
Pushya Nakshatra 1st Pada – (03° 20’ to 06° 40’ Cancer) – The lord of this pada is Sun. People born in this quarter will go through sufferings. But they move with strong willpower. They may be spiritually inclined. There will be some burning desires to elevate either in the material world or in the spiritual realm. They will follow the rules of the land. They command authority at home and at work environment.
Pushya Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (06° 40’ to 10° 00’ Cancer) – Mercury rules over this pada. These individuals are intelligent. They are emotional but practical. They will constantly think of unnecessary things and waste their resources. They may be very hard working people and do everything with a purpose. They put a lot of effort into planning but when it comes to execution, they might fail in that.
Pushya Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Cancer) – Venus rules over this pada. They may have beautiful eyes and face. They enjoy the life as it comes. They may like a lavish lifestyle and interested in arts, sculptures. They will have a very balanced mindset. When they take up any project they think of all the pros and cons of the problem and if any problem arises, they deal with patience. In this pada, they may exhibit some selfish behaviour.
Pushya Nakshatra 4th Pada – (13° 20’ to 16° 40’ Cancer) – The ruler of this pada is Mars. When Moon comes to 4th pada, it becomes a bit challenging for the native. The mind of these people will be very fragile. There may be chances of nervousness and inferiority complex for these individuals. They may become too lukewarm and dispassionate at times.
Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Pushya Nakshatra is one of the Kshipra laghu Nakshatra. It is suitable for starting of a new business, ornament making, making and display of arts, journey etc.
As Pushya Nakshatra is Urdhva mukhi Nakshatra, it is suitable for construction of house, building, coronation, horticulture etc.