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Astrology & The Stars

Astrology & The Stars
In addition to the more commonly known influences of zodiac signs over the temperament of an individual, the constellation or 'Birth Star' under which a person is born, also has a particular influence. As you will note from the table below, each zodiac sign is associated with certain stars, hence the characteristics of zodiac signs and birth stars are closely related. The birth star under which a person is born can only be determined from their individual horoscope, cast from their exact birth data through an astrological analysis.
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There are 23 constellations and each has certain basic characteristics. Although they are general in nature, they give further insights about the nature of the person in question. In Vedic astrology the different constellations, also sometimes referred to as 'Stars' are:

  1. Ashwini: A person born under this star has an enigmatic personality. Has a strong ability to gain knowledge and a well developed intellect, faith in religion, is ambitious, philosophical and social.
  2. Bharani: Under the influence of this star a person is majestic, changing moods, is business minded, influential and can occupy a position of influence.
  3. Krittika: A person has a logical, analytical mind, creative ability, changing fortunes, is bold, enthusiastic, brave, technically minded and is a quicker learner.
  4. Rohini: A person born under this star is learned, influential, fond of travelling, artistic, business like, spiritual, but has changing affections.
  5. Mrigasira: Great powers to acquire knowledge and indulge in research. Such people may occupy high positions, have noble views of life, are attractive and can acquire mystical powers.
  6. Aridhra: People born under this star tend to be religiously minded, responsible, artistic, brave. indulge in legal matters, can be lazy, have leadership qualties, are are passionate.
  7. Punarvasu: Such people are good natured, cultured, helpful, but can be vane and experience a lot of failure and success.
  8. Pushya: This is an auspicious star to be born under. Such people are devotional, wealthy, kind natured, multi-talented, well placed, but are also suspicious.
  9. Aslesha: Such people are moody, short tempered, harsh in their speech, wealthy, religious, slow.
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  1. Makha: A person born under this star has the capacity to command, can be wealthy, devoted, may work for the good of others, but can have weak moral standards.
  2. Pubba: A person born under this star may be learned, business minded, selfish, tight fisted, philosophical, be scholarly, wealthy, but may harbour impure thoughts.
  3. Uttara: A person born under this star can be fickle, greedy, arrogant, a good organiser and sincere.
  4. Hasth: This is another auspicious star to be born under and someone who is should be talented, wealthy, eloquent, but also materialistic, quarrelsome and self serving.
  5. Chitta: Such people are usually knowledgeable, tactful, determined and have an inclination towards the supernatural/paranormal, but can also be superstitious.
  6. Swathi: A person born under this star displays qualities such as being cultured, learned and respectful towards women (in the case of men). Such a person may also be passionate and has the potential to be wealthy and famous.
  7. Visakha: Under the influence of this star a person may be courageous, charitable, a good organizer and may have an inclination towards astrology, divination or spirituality, but may be prone to day dreamer.
  8. Anuradha: The influence of this star bring about compassion, alertness, sincerity and musical talents. Such a person may benefit from the State during their life time.
  9. Jeysta: A person born under this star may be philosophical, multitalented, courageous, but may also be materialistic and prone to day dreamer.
  10. Moola: A person born under this birth stone may be learned, with an interest in literature. Such people are usually helpful, fond of travelling, but may also be talkative and arrogant.
  11. Purvashada: Under the influence of this star a person may be intelligent, brave, helpful and wealthy but may also be selfish and manipulative.
  12. Uttarshada: Under the influence of this star a person may be noble, respective and fond of preaching. However, such a person may also be fickle, short-tempered and boastful.
  13. Sravana: The influence of this star may one slow and drawn towards bad company but such a person may also be wealthy, tactful, brave and a good organizer.
  14. Dhanista: The influence of this star may bring a life of fane and fortune, make one brave and social but can also bring suffering and instil vindictiveness.
  15. Satabisha: A person under influence of this star may be cultured with an interest in the arts and literature, spiritual and compassionate and respectful towards the opposite gender.
  16. Purvabhadra: Such people are spiritual and patient and may also be famous but can be quarrelsome, boastful and emotionally unattached.
  17. Uttarabhadra: Such people make good planers, are intelligent, helpful and spiritual but can be suspicious.
  18. Revathi: People born under this star may have devine qualities, may be noble and respected, artistic and successful.
The following quarters (padas) of the constellations comprise the twelve zodiacal signs:

#
Constellation
(Nakshatra)
Padas
(quarters)
Space on the Elliptic from
0o Aries
1
Aries
  1. Ashwini
  2. Bharani
  3. Krittika

  • 4
  • 4
  • 1
  • 13o:20'
  • 26o:40'
  • 30o:00'
2
Taurus
  1. Krittika
  2. Rohini
  3. Mrigasira
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 40o:00'
  • 53o:20'
  • 60o:00'
3
Gemini
  1. Mrigasira
  2. Aridra
  3. Punarvasu
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 66o:40'
  • 80o:00'
  • 90o:00'
4
Cancer
  1. Punarvasu
  2. Pushya
  3. Aslesha
  • 1
  • 4
  • 4
  • 93o:20'
  • 106o:40'
  • 120o:00'
5
Leo
  1. Makha
  2. Pubba
  3. Uttara
  • 4
  • 4
  • 1
  • 133o:20'
  • 146o:40'
  • 150o:00'
6
Virgo
  1. Uttara
  2. Hastha
  3. Chitta
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 160o:00'
  • 173o:20'
  • 180o:00'
7
Libra
  1. Chitta
  2. Swathi
  3. Visakha
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 186o:40'
  • 200o:00'
  • 210o:00'
8
Scorpio
  1. Visakha
  2. Anuradha
  3. Jyesta
  • 1
  • 4
  • 4
  • 213o:20'
  • 226o:40'
  • 240o:00'
9
Sagittarius
  1. Moola
  2. Poorvashada
  3. Uttarashada
  • 4
  • 4
  • 1
  • 253o:20'
  • 296o:40'
  • 270o:00'
10
Capricorn
  1. Uttarashada
  2. Sravanam
  3. Dhanista
  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 280o:00'
  • 293o:20'
  • 300o:00'
11
Aquarius
  1. Dhanista
  2. Satabhisha
  3. Poorvabhadra
  • 2
  • 4
  • 3
  • 306o:40'
  • 320o:00'
  • 330o:00'
12
Pisces
  1. Poorvabhadra
  2. Uttarabhadra
  3. Revathi
  • 1
  • 4
  • 4
  • 333o:20'
  • 346o:40'
  • 360o:00'
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