13. Hasta (The Hand)
Nakshatra Lord : Moon
Symbol : a hand
Deity : Surya
Nature : Love of knowledge and writing, skilled with hands, attention to detail, excellent memory and analytical ability, gifts in music, dance and drama.
Rulership : thieves, elephants, those who travel in chariots, elephant drivers, artisans, commodities, cereals, men learned in Vedas, traders and men of prowess.
Moon in Hasta : the person is liable to get excited easily and intensely, is bold and insolent, susceptible to drinking, is heartless and a thief.
Attributes : Spread from 10'00" to 23'20" Kanya. The 12 names of the sun are: (1) Arun, (2) Aditya, (3) Tapan, (4) Divakar, (5) Bhaskar, (6) Bhanu, (7) Martanda, (8) Mihir, (9) Ravi, (10) Bivakar, (11) Sahasramsu and (12) Surya.All the attributes these names etymologically connote are caused by this star. From the Surya we derive creativity and creation, and from creation we derive light, lustre, and strength. Surya is the prime cause of dominion, kingship, power of immunity and the light that dispels darkness. Budha is the cause of knowledge. If placed in this star he sheds light all around. Ravi with this Nakshatra enhances the instinct of dominion and the capacity to rule over others. It brushes up human intelligence, making it more luminous and makes a man vibrant with life and light.The symbol is a closed hand or fist. It would follow that this signifies determination and clenched resolution. To keep everybody within one's grip, the possessive instinct follows from the nature of this star. The magician and the pick-pocket are also born under this star - variation from nobler attributes. Anthropomorphically it is the hand of Kalapurush.
Famous people : Anne Rice, John Lennon, Sting, Julie Andrews, Jimmy Carter.
At astha astrology you will study Characteristics, rashi lords and compatibility of different nakshatras and astrological effects on horoscope based on date of birth.