Rasi or Sign – Scorpio (Vrishchika)
Position – 213° 20’ to 226° 40’ (03° 20’ to 16° 40’ Scorpio)
Nakshatra Lord – Saturn (Shani)
Star Cluster – Four Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Lotus, Umbrella, Arch
Colour – White Colour
Gender – Male
Gana – Deva Gana
Caste – Shudra
Yoni (Animal) – Harina (Deer)
Deity – Mitra, Varuna
Letters represented – Na, Ne, Nu, Nay
Representation in Triloka – Swarga or Heaven
Category – Mrudu
Tridosha – Pitta (Bilious)
Triguna – Tamo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Dharma
Body Part – Stomach
Longevity – Poornayu
Gem – Blue Sapphire
Swara (Sound) – Tha karakshatra
Bird – Ghooka Pakshi (Owl)
Place – City
Tree – Bakula (Vakula)
Nadi – Madhya
Anuradha Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Horasara, the person born in Anuradha Nakshatra will be fortunate, virtuous and kind. He will be troubled with hunger and thirst. He will wander and lives in foreign places.
According to Yavanajataka, the person will be truthful, will be dedicated to the king or Government work, motherland, music, and mother. He enjoys life and shows interest in people of other sex.
According to Brihat Samhita, the native with Anuradha star will be wealthy, lives in foreign lands, unable to control hunger and wanders from place to place.
Anuradha means ‘After Radha’ or ‘After the split’. Nakshatra ruler is Saturn (Shani), sign lord in Mars (Kuja). both are highly malefic and Moon is debilitated in sign. Moreover, Scorpio is 8th sign of the Kalapurusha chart. Therefore birth in this Nakshatra will have some negative aspects. Their life may not be very easy going and may have to face many hurdles. The mind will be in constant turmoil and easily gets disturbed. There should not be any association of malefic planets with Moon in this position. There can be many sudden ups and downs in their life. Here emotions and sensitivity take the center stage over logic and reasoning. The mind will be very soft in this star. So the association of other planets is very crucial in analyzing the behaviour. If benefic planets like Jupiter and Venus are associated then there will be a lot of positivity with this Nakshatra whereas if malefic planets are connected, then it can create havoc in life.
There will be some kind of hunger or thirst with Anuradha Nakshatra natives. The hunger may be only in terms of food or it can escalate into many other spheres in their life. It depends on how they use that hunger. Hunger for growth and evolution will be constructive while they may use it on negative aspects also. Sometimes there is a tendency of cravings for authority and success even at the cost of others. These people may be very rigid in character and resentful towards change.
The deity of the Anuradha Nakshatra is Mitra, who signify friendship. Overall they are friendly with everyone, kind, helpful to society, intelligent, wealthy. They will be well educated and behaves with obedience, will be a traveler and may prosper in far away place from the motherland. They may be very disciplined in nature and follow strict rules in life. One of the symbols of Anuradha Nakshatra is the lotus, which signifies the ability to blossom in any kind of situation. Even in filthiest and dirtiest water, it can become a beautiful flower. Same way people of this Nakshatra may face tough circumstances, but they will come up winning.
Anuradha natives may have interest in occult studies. They may get into spirituality in the later part of their life. There is a tendency to search for the unknown truth about life and self. They can balance material and spiritual aspects well. They can become healers or doctors and work for others.
People don’t recognize them easily. Even if they do the big task they get very little acknowledgment. Another negative point is that they create problems for themselves and suffer from it. They believe in others very soon. They get attached to a person or situation very fast even without realizing it. At the same time even for the slightest issues gets dejected very easily. Mother of these natives will be very cool-headed or even unenthusiastic in nature. They may have some problems related to marriage or children. Either marriage or childbirth may get delayed.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Anuradha star are as follows.
Anuradha Nakshatra 1st Pada – (03° 20’ to 06° 40’ Scorpio) – Sun is the sub-ruler of this pada. These people will be good speakers, very confident, but have a wavering mind, ungrateful, arrogant and neglected by relatives. They may have cravings for success and may see everyone with suspicious eyes. Emotions and ego will dominate their life.
Anuradha Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (06° 40’ to 10° 00’ Scorpio) – Mercury rules over this pada. These people are bit practical and pragmatic compared to other padas. They are very clever and cunning also. They always try to learn new things. Their intellect level will be very mature and understand the situation at hand very well.
Anuradha Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Scorpio) – Venus rules over this pada. These people will be very friendly in nature, kind and helpful to the society. They will be respected in the society and always in the pursuit of material prosperity. They may have an interest in music, especially with musical instruments. They will be very unstable in nature.
Anuradha Nakshatra 4th Pada – (13° 20’ to 16° 40’ Scorpio) – Mars rules over this pada. These people may face many obstacles in their life. They always will be dependent on others for their needs. Unpredictability will dominate these individuals and may get into trouble because of harsh words. May travel often and even change their place frequently.
Anuradha Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Anuradha Nakshatra is Mridu & Maitra (Gentle and friendly) Nakshatra and it is best suited to perform the activities like singing, music, making clothes, learning skills, house building etc.
Anuradha Nakshatra is also Tiryang mukhi (straight looking) and activities such as riding, driving, construction of roads, journey and such other activities can be performed.