Rasi or Sign – Dhanus (Sagittarius)
Position – 253° 20’ to 266° 40’ (13° 20’ to 26° 40’ Sagittarius)
Nakshatra Lord – Shukra (Venus)
Star Cluster – Four Star
Star Formation / Symbol – A winnowing basket, Half Moon, Fan. Elephant Tusk
Colour – yellow
Gender – Female
Gana – Manushya
Caste – Brahmana
Yoni – Monkey
Deity – Apah, Varuna – the rain god
Letters represented – Bu, Dha, Bhaa, Daa
Representation in Triloka – Bhoo Loka (Earthly)
Category – Ugra
Tridosha – Pitta (Billious)
Triguna – Rajo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Moksha
Body Part – Back Portion
Longevity – Alpayu
Gem – Diamond
Swara (Sound) – Nihi, Ba and Bha karakshara
Bird – Shuka (Parrot)
Place – Shoonya
Tree – Tintrini Vruksha (Tamarind Tree)
Nadi – Madhya
Poorvashadha Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Jatakabharana, the person born in Poorvashadha Nakshatra will look pleasing, well mannered and will have a sacrificing attitude for others. The native may go through a lot of difficulties but lives with dignity. He will live with self-respect and attitude of supremacy.
According to Horasara, the person will be modest, very firm in approach, will have many children, leads men, will be intelligent, will consume savory food, will be dear to the king and enjoys the family life.
According to Yavana Jataka, the Poorvashadha native will have wealth of cereals and money. The person will behave courageously, be intelligent and enjoys life in a manner acceptable to the society.
The symbol associated with Poorvashadha Nakshatra is a winnowing basket, which is used to separate grain from the chaff, which signifies separating good from bad. It is believed that Poorvashadha and its pair Uttarashada nakshatra are called as invincible stars. Invincible in the sense that their mind will be very strong and dignified. Another meaning of this Nakshatra is an early victory. People with Poorvashadha Nakshatra are intelligent, clever, quick-witted, sharp in nature. They will be very confident and courageous individuals. These people may not be interested in settling for smaller issues, they always try to learn higher aspects of life.
Poorvashada Nakshatra has consciousness of sign lord Jupiter and imprints or impressions of its Nakshatra lord Venus. Both Jupiter and Venus are gurus in their own sense. Even though both are benefics, they are conflicting energies, so there will be some negative impact also. Natives of Poorvashadha Nakshatra will be very ambitious, will have big goals, very knowledgeable and an expert in their field of interest. They will be very mature and will be in a position of advising others on any issue. These people will have a sacrificing nature and will do the work of others without any return. Most likely they will have good fashion sense. They may have the fascination of glamour world and if other planets support, then they may enter into it.
Another symbol for Purvashadha Nakshatra is ‘Hand Fan’ (It’s not a modern fan! but used as in the olden days). It signifies usefulness to the society. Sagittarius is a fiery sign but Purvashada nakshatra people are relatively cooler. They know how and what to talk with others. Their communication will be soft and crisp. Even in the adverse situations, they know the art of keeping themselves peaceful.
Purvashadha Nakshatra people go through a lot of confusions in their life. They cannot take any decisions at one time. They take more time in taking any decisions. Sometimes it will be positive, but most of the situations, it creates a delay. They also cannot take criticism of others positively. Sometimes they think of themselves as very intelligent and superior. There may be some obsession to achieve many things in life. If Moon is afflicted in Poorvashadha Nakshatra, then this obsession becomes multifold and will be very problematic to them.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Poorvashadha star are as follows.
Poorvashadha Nakshatra 1st Pada – (13° 20’ to 16° 40’ Sagittarius) – Sun is the sub-ruler of Poorvashada Nakshatra 1st pada. The native will likely to have reddish eyes, very courageous, authoritative, lives with purpose. They will have leadership qualities and treat their subordinates very well. They would like to secure their family well financially. They will also do some cruel and hard activities.
Poorvashadha Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (16° 40’ to 20° 00’ Sagittarius) – Mercury rules over this pada. These people are soft, kind, truthful and with good oratory skills. They may be business minded and will have entrepreneurial talent. Their decisions will be very logical and rational and will depend on the facts rather than getting emotional.
Poorvashadha Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (20° 00’ to 23° 20’ Sagittarius) – Venus rules over this pada. The natives of this Nakshatra pada are likely to be a foodie and likes to taste different cuisines. They respect everyone, kind-hearted and lives according to law of land. They would love to live in a clean environment. At the same time, they may be of fickle minded.
Poorvashadha Nakshatra 4th Pada – (23° 20’ to 26° 40’ Sagittarius) – Mars is the ruler of this pada. The natives of this pada will be hot-tempered, fickle minded and passionate. Their mind will be very agitated and think too much about any matter. Because of this, they clutter their mind and create conflict for themselves and others. They may have a lot of problems taking any decisions.
Poorvashadha Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Poorvashadha Nakshatra will be Ugra – Kroora (Aggressive and Cruel) and it is suitable to perform activities like surgical operations, purchase & sale of arms, research on poisonous medicines, works involving fire, digging well, foundation laying etc.
Poorvashadha Nakshatra is also Adhomukhi (facing downward) Nakshatra and it is suitable to perform digging wells, ponds, underground constructions, mining etc.