2. Bharani (The River of Souls)
Nakshatra Lord : Shukra(Venus)
Symbol : a vulva
Deity : Yama(the god of death)
Nature : Intelligent, tactful, fame, respected, wealth, creative nature, issue with anger and pride and militant nature.
Brihat Samhita Rulership : Those that feed on blood and flesh, cruel men, those that are engaged in killing, imprisonment and beating others, low-born persons, and those who are devoid of courage (character or nobility).
Moon in Bharani : The person is firm in his resolutions, truthful, healthy, dexterous, free from grief and happy.
Attributes : It is possible to have an idea of the nature of Bharani Nakshatra from the nature of Rahu, Mangal and Yama. To take Rahu first,
1. Rahu gives extravagant enjoyment of material pleasure and is later on the cause of sorrow,
2. Mangal gives courage, strength, exaltation and hope,
3. Yama gives purity, cleanliness, justice and integrity. The sense of restraint is also Yamas gift; he is the lord of Dharma, a stern disciplinarian, a ruthless expositor of truth, and a refuge for kings and law-abiding subjects.
We should not always confine his interpretation to his being only the lord of death; he is the great judicature, the ultimate dispenser of reward and punishment. The story of Yama-Nachiketa is a particular exposition of the hospitality of Yama, his sense of dharma and knowledge of it, his superb honesty and great integrity and other divine virtues. The Nakshatra of which he is the devata (God) is also in consequence the giver of whatever is good, pure, truthful and honest. The etymological meaning of Bharani is what deserves to be cultivated and preserved that is dependence, servitors, retainers or anything by which living is earned, for example salary.
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At astha astrology you will study Characteristics, rashi lords and compatibility of different nakshatras and astrological effects on horoscope based on date of birth.