Rasi or Sign – Virgo (Kanya Rasi)
Position – 160° 00’ to 173° 20’ (10° 00’ to 23° 20’ Virgo)
Nakshatra Lord – Moon (Chandra)
Star Cluster – Five Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Hand, Fist
Colour – Green
Gender – Male
Gana – Deva
Caste – Bahmin
Yoni – Mahisha
Deity – Savitar, the Sun God
Letters represented – Pu, Poo, Sha, Sham, Na, Naa, Da, Daa
Representation in Triloka – Swarga or Heaven
Category – Kshipra
Tridosha – Vata (Airy)
Triguna – Rajo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Moksha
Body Part – Hands
Longevity – Madhyayu
Gem – Pearl
Swara (Sound) – Ta karakshara
Bird – Crow
Place – City
Tree – Ambashta, Ambada, Wild Mango
Nadi – Aadi
Hasta Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Daivagna Vilasa, the native with Hasta Nakshatra will give charities to others and will be a successful and famous person in life. Does godly duties, respects scholars and performs yagnas in the prescribed procedure. Also, he will be wealthy to an extent to have a comfortable life.
According to Hora Sara, the person will be sensually disposed, clever, good in speaking and will be disposed of with thievish nature. He will be rich and may live in foreign places. He may show enthusiasm in war, will be expert in it and will destroy enemies.
According to Jataka Parijata, the native will be a loveable person, befriend the learned and knowledgeable and lives in a lavish lifestyle.
Hasta means hand. Hasta Nakshatra falls in the sign of Virgo. Ruler of this Nakshatra is Moon and deity is Savitar, the Sun God. Hence this Nakshatra contains the energy of Mercury, Moon, and Sun. The person born in Hasta Nakshatra will be powerful and respected by people. They will have an attractive and pleasing personality. They will be very practical and down to earth people. These people are very calm, sensible in nature and do not get disturbed easily. Instead of getting ruffled by the problems, they will analyze the situation and try to find the solutions. They are like good advisors or counselors. They will listen to others problem very patiently and give solutions.
Because of the influence of Mercury and Moon, their mind will be very mature and intellectual. They will be skilled in many fields and have the interest in varied subjects. Since they try too many things, they put a lot of burden and responsibilities on themselves. They will be recognized as charming, lively, dynamic, caring individuals. People like their company very much. Especially Hasta Nakshatra male natives will have many girlfriends because they can emotionally connect very well. And also they are good listeners, hence people come to them to share their feelings. Another positive trait of hasta people is that they may not like engaging in gossiping, so people trust them and keep long-term relationships.
These people are not monotonous in life. They do not like stagnation and mechanical work. These are the people who keep trying for innovation. Therefore research suits them well. They like to work in an environment of independence without external interference. Also, Virgo is the house of a business mind, hence they can become good entrepreneurs. However, their life will be full of ups and downs, because they try to experiment and try different things in life. The volatility will be both in personal life and in the mental world. They may have a special interest in creative arts like painting, music, theatre etc.
The primary motivation of this Nakshatra is Moksha. Which means their mind is more refined and they want to experience the higher mind. They also have a sacrificial mindset and help others at their cost. Generally, these people will not have many enemies.
Since Hasta symbolizes hand, these natives may use hand more in their profession like in arts, craftsman, painting, writing, surgery or the sports like boxing etc. Other career interests include teaching, counseling, advising, healing, import & export etc.,
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under hasta star are as follows.
Hasta Nakshatra 1st Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Virgo) – The first pada or quarter is ruled by Mars and called as Thaskaramsha. They will do the work very fast, will be strong and quarrelsome. There can be cunningness and deceitful nature with these people. They use their hands in both positive and negative activities like either surgical operation or for destructive purposes. They may have the interest in cooking and trying different cuisines.
Hasta Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (13° 20’ to 16° 40’ Virgo) – Venus rules this pada and is called as Bhoktamsha. Because of the influence of Moon and Venus, they look very beautiful/handsome and liked by the opposite sex. These people are very practical and with interpersonal skills. Usually, they will have very fewer enemies.
Hasta Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (16° 40’ to 20° 00’ Virgo) – The ruler of this pada is Mercury and it is called as Panditamsha. As the name suggests, these people will be intelligent, scholarly, knowledgeable in various subjects truthful and dharmic. These are very imaginative so will have good artistic skills as a movie director, fiction writer etc. They will have business acumen and can become big entrepreneurs.
Hasta Nakshatra 4th Pada – (20° 00’ to 23° 20’ Virgo) – This pada is ruled by Moon and is called as Dhanamsha. These people will be well behaved, valorous and will have control over the senses. They will be happy even with small gains and contented. They will be very wealthy and have the knack for business. They will be self-made people and provide material security to the family.
Hasta Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Hasta Nakshatra is Kshipra – Laghu (short and dynamic) Nakshatra. It is suitable for construction & starting a shop, performing fine arts, the start of education, making ornaments, display of arts etc.
Hasta is Tiryang mukhi (facing forward) Nakshatra, and it is suitable for riding, driving, journey, construction of roads, dams etc.