20. Poorvashadha (The Moon of Early Victory)
Nakshatra Lord : Venus
Symbol : a winnowing basket
Deity : Varuna (water deity)
Nature : Leadership skills, philosophical, political interest, good speaking skills, slow but steady recognition and fame, humanitarian concern, charitable, interest in sports and competitive, strange personality challenges and zealous.
Rulership : people who are tenderhearted, navigators, fisherman, aquatic animals, truthful, pure and wealthy, constructor of bridges, those who live by the water, aquatic flowers and fruits.
Moon in Poorvashadha : one has an agreeable wife giving comforts and happiness. One, is honorable and a loyal friend.
Attributes : Spread from 13'20" up to 26'40" Dhanu Rashi. Lord is Guru, the deity is "Varun' (lord of the Waters), symbol a 'hand fan'. Its attributes are extensiveness like that of the waters, concealment, protection of the dependant, firmness in danger, kindness, forgiving nature, power of endurance, will to win, biding time for opportunities for victory, declaration of war, the courage never to submit or yield, travel by water, cold things, marine life, fish or anything concerning fish trade, bridge-making, fisherman's occupation, the watery part of the human system, the watery diseases like Brights' disease, kidney trouble, things that float on waters including boats, ships and other vessels, mist i.e. barges, all these things come within the purview of this star.According to some, the deity of 'Poorvashadha' is 'Daksha' the son of Prajapati. He was the father of 'Sati', he was the most powerful among Gods but having incurred the displeasure of Shiva he was beheaded and had a goat's head in place of his own. From this it is possible to ascribe attributes like truth, desire and other qualities of Puru, Kuru, Pururaba and others to this star.
Famous people : Paramahansa Yogananda, Richard Nixon, J. Edger Hoover, Earl Warren, Anthony Hopkins, Tiger Woods, Jimmy Bakker, Mary Taylor Moore, Joseph Stalin, Mel Gibson.
At astha astrology you will study Characteristics, rashi lords and compatibility of different nakshatras and astrological effects on horoscope based on date of birth.