7. Punarvasu (The Light Bringer)
Nakshatra Lord : Guru(Jupiter)
Symbol : a quiver of arrows
Deity : Aditi (a feminine goddess frequently associated with infinity and unboundedness)
Nature : Great intellectual prowess, gifts in the communication skills, emotionally overwhelmed, good social status.
Rulership : the truthful, generous, pure (clean), high-born, handsome, intelligent, famous, the rich, best varieties of cereal, merchants, servants, and artisans.
Moon in Punarvasu : The person will keep his mind away from doing wrong, is happy, good natured, humble, of dull intellect, sickly, thirsty, and is satisfied with even a little.
Attributes:Spread from 20'00" degrees Mithun up to 3'20" Karkata. The word Punarvasu is derived from Puna+Vasu, which means return, renewal, restoration or repetition. The 12 Adityas were born of Kashyapa in the womb of Aditi. The 12 Vasus are Indra, Vishnu, Vaga, Twashta, Varun, Aryamana, Pusa, Mitra, Agni, Parjyanya, Vivaswan and Dinakar. The mother Aditi of whom the Gods are born is the repository of everything good - truth, generosity, magnanimity, purity, aristocracy, beauty and renown. It follows that this star is the cause for these virtues.
To start afresh after having once broken off, to start a new life, to come back from a distant land-all these are signified by Punarvasu. It stands for freedom from restriction and limitation, and boundless space. The Gods, the children of Aditi, are basically and essentially are different from children of Diti, who are demons. The demons never had a taste of divine nectar and therefore miss the knowledge of fundamentals, and the fundamentals of creation and mystery. They were engrossed with or deeply emerged in enjoyment of the externals, the materialistic aspect of the universe. Gold and sex were the two immediate pursuits, which made them extroverts. The Gods however, could rip into the deeper texture of things, they had tasted the divine nectar and become partners in supreme divine bliss and Punarvasu represents all these.
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