17. Anuradha (The Moon of Friendship)
Nakshatra Lord : Saturn
Symbol : a triumphal gateway decorated with leaves
Deity : Mitra partnership, one of the A(deity for friendship and dityas)
Nature : Leadership ability, interest in politics, important group affiliations, wealthy, respected, responsible, athletic, physical strength, determined, gifts in fine arts and creative.
Rulership : men of prowess, heads of corporations, friends of the virtuous, lovers of assemblies, tourists (or lovers of carriages), all honest persons of the world, and all things that grow in autumn
Moon in Anuradha : the person is wealthy and lives in a foreign country, tends to travel or wander around and cannot bear hunger.
Attributes : Spread from 3'20" to 16'40" Vrischika Rashi. Vishakha and Anuradha are complimentary to each other. From Anuradha is derived friendship, love, affection and other tender features of a person's character. From Vishakha is considered the ultimate objective, while from Anuradha is indicated the 'action'. The difference between Vishakha and Anuradha is that while the Vishakha-native forgets the benefits derived and also the persons who helped attain success, but the Anuradha-native retains a soft feeling about them and he keeps his friendship intact and does not forget the benefits. The Anuradha-native's mind is always alive and receptive to all feelings and gestures of friendship and love. He is like the sentinel always mounting guard over emotions, but lacking the hardness or toughness of the official sentinel.
Famous people : Indira Gandhi, Sai Baba, Jodie Foster, Boris Baker, Woody Allen, Tina Turner, Micky Mouse, Calvin Klein, Jimmi Hendrix.