Rasi or Sign – Dhanu (Sagittarius) and Makara (Capricorn)
Position – 266° 40’ to 280° 00’ (26° 40’ Sagi to 10° 00’ Capricorn)
Nakshatra Lord – Sun
Star Cluster – Eight Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Elephant’s tusk,
Colour – Red Colour
Gender – Female
Gana – Manushya
Caste – Vyshya
Yoni – Male Mongoose
Deity – 10 Vishwadevas
Letters represented – Bay, Boo, Jaa, Jee
Representation in Triloka – Bhoo Loka (Earthly)
Category – Sthira
Tridosha – Kapha (Phlegmatic)
Triguna – Rajo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Moksha
Body Part – Waist, Thighs
Longevity – Poornayu
Gem – Ruby
Swara (Sound) – Ma karakshara
Bird – Kukkuta Pakshi
Tree – Palasa (Jackfruit Tree)
Nadi – Anthya Nadi
Uttarashadha Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Jatakabharana, the person born in Uttarashadha Nakshatra will be grateful to the people who have helped, follows principles of dharma or justice, very brave, will be blessed with many children. The native will be handsome/beautiful and does the duties independently.
According to Horasara, one born in Uttarashada Nakshatra will be fun-filled, be modest, will be very knowledgeable, be kind. At the same time, he will have many enemies, be distressed, will wander and will have many affairs.
According to Jataka Parijata, the person will be honourable, of a tranquil nature, happy, possessed with wealth and learning.
It is believed that Poorvashadha and its pair Uttarashada nakshatra are called as invincible stars. Another meaning of this Nakshatra is later victory. Poorvashadha and Uttarashadha Nakshatra natives will have many things in common. Poorvashada is all about experiments but Uttarashadha is getting the results of the experiments. These people are interested in higher aspects of life. Uttarashadha natives will be good looking with an attractive personality. They will be authoritative, have leadership qualities and very dominating. They will be more interested in professional life than family life. They will take utmost responsibility in their endeavors and will be appreciated by everyone.
Sometimes the animal symbol associated with Uttarashadha Nakshatra is Elephant and tree is jackfruit tree, which signifies big, royal, great, massive, vast etc. Their mind will think in terms of higher knowledge and they do not want to settle for smaller things. Most likely they would like to be in a position of authority, power, supremacy. Also, the position of Uttarashadha nakshatra falls in 9th and 10th houses of the natural zodiac, which again represents Dharma (morality) and Karma (actions). Hence this creates a workaholic nature in these natives. Normally here power and authority come with gentle or humane touch. However, if Moon gets even slightly afflicted, then they get arrogant and dictatorial nature. Then it creates a lot of conflicts in the workplace or even in domestic situations. Also, ego problems will surface with these natives.
The deity associated with Uttarashada Nakshatra is Vishwadeva, the universal god. The 10 Vishwadevas disseminate different qualities to the Nakshatra. Because of these, the native becomes more balanced, impartial, bright, powerful, talented. They will be possessed with very charming and gentlemanly behaviour. They will be very practical and realistic in nature.
Sometimes with over emphasis on goals and over-disciplined nature, they become too much anxious and agitated. Also, they become too self-centered and over-ambitious. Hence they sometimes become problematic to the family and become destructive. They have to be very careful in dealing with partners in the partnership business. They get into conflicts very easily with counterparts.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Uttarashadha star are as follows.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 1st Pada – (26° 40’ to 30° 00’ Sagittarius) – Jupiter rules over this charana. People born in Uttarashadha Nakshatra 1st charana are very strong-minded, ambitious and with strong willpower. Their life will grow in a stable manner in an ascending path. They always are of helping hand to others and very respectable in society. They always try to associate with higher class. If Moon is afflicted here, then they become very egoistic and hot-tempered.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (00° 00’ to 03° 20’ Capricorn) – Saturn rules this quarter. Again this charana also produces strong-willed people. They will be like workaholics and take a lot of responsibilities on their head. They will be good planners and stick to the plans well. Discipline and strictness are other attributes of this pada. But they may become too much self-centered and selfish in behavior.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (03° 20’ to 06° 40’ Capricorn) – Again Saturn rules this charana. Compared to the previous pada, the people with 3rd pada use thought and intelligence to complete the tasks. They are still hard workers but gives some leeway for the smart work too. There will be some flexibility with these people. They may do some philanthropic activities also.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 4th Pada – (06° 40’ to 10° 00’ Capricorn) – Jupiter rules this quarter. These people will be philosophical and spiritually inclined. They can complete any given task. They not only want to grow personally but they take others along with them. Because of their gentle character, they are well respected in the society. They take every step very cautiously.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Uttarashada Nakshatra is Dhruva – Sthira (Fixed & Constant). and it is suitable to perform activities involving fixed and permanent nature like laying the foundation, building a house, sowing seeds, starting service, planting, performing rites for getting peace, wealth etc.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra is also Urdhwamukhi (facing upwards) Nakshatra, and it is suitable for construction of the house, apartments, multistoried buildings etc.