16. Vishakha (The Moon of Power)
Nakshatra Lord : Jupiter
Symbol : a triumphal gateway decorated with leaves
Deity : Shakragni (king of the deities, and fire deity resp)
Nature : Self-centered nature, ambitious, introverted, secretive nature, trouble with authority figures, research oriented, scientific, restless nature, and alcohol problem.
Rulership : trees that bear red blossoms and fruits, sesame, green gram, cotton, black gram, Bengal gram and men devoted to Indra and Agni.
Moon in Vishakha : the person is jealous, greedy, has a fair complexion, is clever in speaking, and in causing quarrels.
Attributes : Spread from 20'00" Tula up to 3'20" Vrischika Rashi. Another name of this Star is Radha, a compliment to Anuradha, the birth star of Surya. From this is derived the fulfilment of action, variety of enterprise, achievement irrespective of the means employed and fearless and unscrupulous pursuit of self-interest. The only objective is to reach the end justifying it by any means fair or foul. Real friendship hardly happens. A man born under this star works at various things but hardly concentrates on any one of them. To spread about and to dissipate is another attribute of this star. The native of this star aims at success and is pleased with it when it happens, nothing else matters. Among other attributes may be mentioned obedience to religious injunctions, quickness of the uptake, and also loss and disaster from enemies , sometimes even death or lunacy.
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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.