Shatabhisha Nakshatra (Shatabhishak)
Keyword – Healing Star
Rasi or Sign – Kumbha (Aquarius)
Position – 306° 40’ to 320° 00’ (6° 40’ to 20° 00’ Aquarius)
Nakshatra Lord – Rahu
Star Cluster – 100 Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – An empty Circle or 100 doctors or 100 flowers forming a circle
Colour – Golden Colour
Gender – Hermaphrodite
Gana – Rakshasa
Caste – Shudra
Yoni (Animal) – Turaga, Female Horse
Deity – Varuna, the God of water
Letters represented – Go, Sa, Si, Su
Representation in Triloka – Patala
Category – Chara
Tridosha – Vata (Airy)
Triguna – Tamo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Dharma
Body Part – Right Thigh
Longevity – Poornayu
Gem – Gomedhaka
Swara (Sound) – Pa karakshara
Bird – Kokila
Place – Village
Tree – Kadamba
Nadi – Madhya Nadi
Shatabhisha Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Hora Sara, the person born in Shatabhisha Nakshatra will be foul mouthed, a cheat, will lose his sons & brothers, be wealthy, dependent and fickle minded. He will be of miserly disposition, cunning and destroy his enemies.
According to Yavaneshwara, the Shatabhisha person will always have firm mind, be cruel, be valorous, does the duties with abundant courage but gets less benefit in the all the activities undertaken. The native has the mind to do auspicious duties in life leading to punya.
According to Jatakabharana, the Shatabhisha native will always be interested in doing mean things in life and will be very liberal with the people. He will be of argumentative in nature and defend the unjustifiable.
The word Shatabhisha can be translated as 100 doctors or medicines. The symbol of Shatabhisha Nakshatra is a circle, which symbolizes the restrictions or limiting oneself within the boundaries. At the same time it gives some protection to the natives from the outside world in terms of diseases or from enemies. There is a inherent nature with these individuals not to go beyond these restrictions. These individuals are confident and very focused in their approach. Normally they will be very calm people but at times they get hyper active. They will be very generous and liberal. They will be very principled and selfless people.
Natives with Shatabhisha Nakshatra are hardworking and very focused in their goals. They wants to achieve many things in life and will be ambitious. Sometimes desires overpower them and end up doing harm to others. They are very sociable in nature and will have many friends. They possess organisational and interpersonal skills with them. Another interesting quality observed with these people is that they are methodical and face the problems head on.
It is said that, Shatabhisha individuals are dominated by secretive and deceptive characteristics. Sometimes they become too defensive in their approach. The other negative trait of these people is that they are unpredictable and reckless and will become difficult to trust easily. Sometimes there will be sudden outburst of temperament and at such times it will become difficult to calm them. Another problem with them is that they get addicted very easily. Since Moon is placed in Rahu Nakshatra and Saturn’s rasi, they are vulnerable to the emotional disturbances. Moreover, as an airy sign, the imagination can go wild and turbulent.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Shatabhisha star are as follows.
Shatabhisha Nakshatra 1st Pada – (06° 40’ to 10° 00’ Aquarius) – Shatabhisha 1st charana will fall in Sagittarius amsha and Jupiter rules over this charana. These people will be short tempered and act very swiftly. They are kind and caring individuals. They will be bold and fearless.
Shatabhisha Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Aquarius) – Saturn rules over this pada. Natives with this pada may have to struggle in life. They will be hardworking but may not get the result as per the expectations. Sometimes they behave foolishly and gets cheated from friends. They may like to live in a foreign places.
Shatabhisha Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (13° 20’ to 16° 40’ Aquarius) – Again Saturn rules over this quarter. These people are very sociable in nature and willing to extend the hand of friendship to others. They are very imaginative and likes to lead by example. They will also be very intuitive. But they can perform many sinful activities.
Shatabhisha Nakshatra 4th Pada – (16° 40’ to 20° 00’ Aquarius) – Jupiter is the ruler of this charana. These people are emotional and sensitive. They will perform good deeds and praised by everyone. This quarter is best suited to become doctor or healing related activities. They may be very lazy and try to postpone everything for the later date.
Shatabhisha Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Shatabhisha Nakshatra is one of Chara (movable) Nakshatra and it is suitable to perform activities involving motion like journey, travelling, riding vehicles or horses, starting a shop, starting education etc.
Shatabhisha Nakshatra is also Urdhwa mukhi (upward looking), and it is suitable to perform activities like construction of house, multi storied building, horticulture etc.