8. Pushya (The Lotus)
Nakshatra Lord : Shani(Saturn)
Symbol : Udder
Deity : Jiva (another name for Jupiter)
Nature : Good speech, authority figure, wealthy, successful, thrifty, sensitive, artistic nature, creativity in arts, and need for security.
Rulership : Barley, wheat, rice, sugarcane, forests, ministers, kings, fisherman and the like, virtuous men, and those that are engaged in big and small sacrifices.
Moon in Pushya : The person has a calm and settled nature, looks lovely, is well versed in the shastras, wealthy, religious, and observes religious rites and ceremonies.
Attributes : Spread from 3'20" to 16'40" Karkata. The word Pushya etymologically means to nourish and that again means to preserve, to protect, replenish, multiply and strengthen.Everything of the very best comes within the scope of this Star. Enjoyment of wealth and prosperity follows from it. Guru is described as the great teacher of all creation from amoebae to the Gods and is the source of all knowledge and wisdom. The mystery of creation is no mystery to him. He is the eloquent preceptor, the wise minister, pontifex, head of all religious ceremonies. He takes pleasure in all worshipful ritual. And that is why the Pusya is composed of these virtues. It has been described as blossoming and flourishing. It is the mouth of Orien.
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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.