Rasi or Sign – Libra (Tula) and Scorpio (Vrishchika)
Position – 200° to 213° 20’ (20° 00’ Libra to 03° 20 Scorpio)
Nakshatra Lord – Jupiter
Star Cluster – Five Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Potter’s Wheel, Arch
Colour – Gloden
Gender – Female
Gana – Rakshasa
Caste – Shoodra
Yoni – Vyaghra or Tiger
Deity – Indra and Agni
Letters represented – Thi, Thu, Tha, Tho
Representation in Triloka – Pathala or Naraka
Category – Sadharana
Tridosha – Kapha (Phlegmatic)
Triguna – Satwa Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Dharma
Body Part – Lungs and Breasts
Longevity – Alpayu
Gem – Yellow Sapphire
Swara (Sound) – Ga and Na karakshara
Bird – Karanda Pakshi
Place – Shoonya
Tree – Vikankata and Wood Apple tree
Nadi – Anthya
Vishakha Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Jatakabharana, the people born in Vishakha Nakshatra will have good character, have control over senses and always try to help others in need. Also, they will be very sensitive, jealous, find fault in others and stingy.
According to Horasara, Vishakha people will be odious, lucky in terms of wife, children and wealth, blessed with wisdom and respectful towards learned one and liberal in donations. They may suffer from eye diseases.
According to Yavaneswara, they will be intelligent, courageous, speak well like an orator and will have friends and relatives. They will be recognized as a famous personality and will follow the rules of the land or one’s religious doctrine. They become jealous and greedy at times.
Vishakha means forked or two branches. So there is a clear duality with these people. These folks can go from one extreme to another very easily. So it will become very difficult to judge them. They live with a deep purpose in life. They will be goal oriented, live with motives, ambitious. Sometimes their aspirations will be beyond what they can achieve. In terms of appearance, they will have a charming personality, very attractive, highly energetic and passionate. These people are very aggressive and will have great communication abilities. Leadership qualities come very naturally to them. People do not want to play around with them either at home or in the workplace.
The deity of this star is Indra and Agni, again both represent duality. Indra, on one hand, is the king of Devatas who follow Dharma, and on the other hand, he is obsessed with power and authority. In Puranas, we have seen him act as a hero at times and mischievous at other times. Even Agni has two sides, on one hand, it is the life force and on the other hand, it is the most destructive force and can create havoc in life. People of Vishakha Nakshatra will also have the quality of make or break. They can be very helpful individuals to certain people and at the same time can create problems or differences with others. The duality can exist in many spheres in their life. For example, they will be highly materialistic but at the same time try to be very spiritual. Or they may be very strong headed yet very sensitive. They may do everything with the motive of prosperity.
Vishakha is very competitive Nakshatra. These people also will be with a competitive spirit. They are ambitious to go to any heights. They always try to upgrade themselves. These people are always respected in the society. They do not want to limit themselves in any manner. But their wants can turn into anger very easily. They should try to calm down their emotion and passion.
The symbol of Vishakha Nakshatra is a wheel, which again signifies duality. On one hand it takes us forward and looks ahead and on the other hand, it can drown us inside. The wheel reminds us that everyone is his/her own judge and responsible for their own fate or karma. Whatever one gives will comes back again. If one sees the positive side in everything, then his life will be beautiful. If they focus more on what they don’t have, life will become empty and miserable. It is like saying the glass is half empty or half full. This is exactly what happens with Vishakha natives. We will find both these characteristics in them.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Vishakha star are as follows.
Vishakha Nakshatra 1st Pada – (20° 00’ to 23° 20’ Libra) – Vishakha 1st Pada is ruled by Mars. These people are intelligent and knowledgeable in any field. But very rude and adamant in behavior. They may go to any extent to achieve their goals. These folks are very unpredictable in nature. Sometimes will be very courageous and at other times very fearful.
Vishakha Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (23° 20’ to 26° 40’ Libra) – Venus is the sub-ruler of this pada. They are highly creative and talented. They enjoy the life with wife and children. They support people who follow righteousness and ethics. They enjoy kingly comforts in life. They may suffer from ear diseases. They will have lustful nature and may indulge in extramarital affairs.
Vishakha Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (26° 40’ to 30° 00’ Libra) – Mercury is the sub-ruler of this pada. These people will always be in the pursuit of knowing new and will be knowledgeable in many fields. The problem with them is they will try to make complex things simple but end up doing simple things very complicated. Usually, they will be very confused by nature.
Vishakha Nakshatra 4th Pada – (00° 00’ to 03° 20’ Scorpio) – Moon rules over this pada. These people will be very expressive and will have persuasive abilities. They will be too much emotional and sensitive in nature. If Moon gets afflicted here, then the mind will go through a lot of turmoil.
Vishakha Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Vishakha Nakshatra is Mishra and Sadharana (Mixed and Ordinary) Nakshatra, and it is suitable for Agnihotra (burning of sacred fire), other fireworks, welding, melting, manufacturing of medicines, gas works, fabrications, use of weapons etc.
Vishakha Nakshatra is also Adhomukhi (facing downward) Nakshatra and things related to digging wells, tanks, boreholes, digging for foundation laying, mining, underground construction and other such activities can be performed.