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Nakshatra


The Constellations and their positioning
(By Dinesh M Bharadwaj)

The zodiac chart or the Rashi Chakra spread over 3600 comprises of the 12 rashis or signs. Each rashi is spread over 300 of the arc and is as follows:
Mesha (Aries) 0ฐ to 30ฐ
Vrishabha (Taurus) 30ฐ to 60ฐ
Mithuna (Gemini) 60ฐ to 90ฐ
Kataka (Cancer) 90ฐ to120ฐ
Simha (Leo) – 120ฐ to 150ฐ
Kanya (Virgo) - 150ฐ to 180ฐ
Tula (Libra) - 180ฐ to 210ฐ
Vrischika (Scorpio) - 210ฐ to 240ฐ
Dhanus (Sagittarius) - 240ฐ to 270ฐ
Makara (Capricorn) - 270ฐ to 300ฐ
Kumbha (Aquarius) - 300ฐ to 330ฐ
Meena (Pisces) - 330ฐ to 360ฐ
The entire zodiac comprises of 27 nakshatras or stars. Each nakshatra extends over 13 degrees and 20 minutes (13ฐ 20’) of the zodiac with each pada or quarter of a nakshatra spread over 3 degrees and 20 minutes (3ฐ 20’). It can be inferred that each rashi or zodiac sign carries 9 nakshatra, padas or quarters.
Jyotishya shaastra states that each nakshatra name corresponds to a group of stars called star mansions or asterisms. The concept is that Chandra or Moon visits these mansions in its trajectory around earth. This also corresponds to the lunar month and the time taken by the moon to complete a revolution around the Zodiac.
The nakshatras starting from Mesha (Aries) to Meena (Pisces) are:
Nakshatra – Extant in degrees – Rashi (Zodiac Sign) Ashwini - 00ฐ 00’ to 13ฐ 20’ - Mesha
Bharani - 13ฐ 20’ to 26ฐ 40’ - Mesha
Krittika - 26ฐ 40’ to 10ฐ 00’ - Mesha to Vrishabha
Rohini - 10ฐ 00’ to 23ฐ 20’ - Vrishabha
Mrigashira - 23ฐ 20’ to 06ฐ 40’ - Vrishabha to Mithuna
Arudra - 06ฐ 40’ to 20ฐ 00’ - Mithuna
Punarvasu - 20ฐ 00’ to 03ฐ 20’ - Mithuna to Karkataka
Pushya - 03ฐ 20’ to 16ฐ 40’ - Karkataka
Aslesha - 16ฐ 40’ to 30ฐ 00’ - Karkataka
Makha - 00ฐ 00’ to 13ฐ 20’ - Simha
Purvaphalguni - 13ฐ 20’ to 26ฐ 40’ - Simha
Uttaraphalguni - 26ฐ 40’ to 10ฐ 00’ - Simha to Kanya
Hasta - 10ฐ 00’ to 23ฐ 20’ - Kanya
Chitta - 23ฐ 20’ to 06ฐ 40’ - Kanya to Tula
Swati - 06ฐ 40’ to 20ฐ 00’ - Tula
Vishaka - 20ฐ 00’ to 03ฐ 20’ - Tula to Vrischika
Anuradha - 03ฐ 20’ to 16ฐ 40’ - Vrischika
Jyestha - 16ฐ 40’ to 30ฐ 00’ - Vrischika
Moola - 00ฐ 00’ to 13ฐ 20’ - Dhanus
Purvashadha - 13ฐ 20’ to 26ฐ 40’ - Dhanus
Uttarashadha - 26ฐ 40’ to 100 00’ - Dhanus to Makara
Shravana - 10ฐ 00’ to 23ฐ 20’ - Makara
Dhanista - 23ฐ 20’ to 06ฐ 40’ - Makara to Kumbha
Shatabhisha - 06ฐ 40’ to 20ฐ 00’ - Kumbha
Purvabhadra - 20ฐ 00’ to 03ฐ 20’ - Kumbha to Meena
Uttarabhadra - 03ฐ 20’ to 16ฐ 40’ - Meena
Revathi - 16ฐ 40’ to 30ฐ 00’ - Meena
The nakshatras are classified based on various characteristics. A few of the characteristics are as follows:
Sex of the Nakshatras:
Male: Ashwini, Punarvasu, Pushyami, Hasta, Anuradha, Shravana, Purvabhadra, Uttarabhadra
Female: Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Aardra, Aaslesha, Makha, Purvaphalguni, Uttara, Chitta, Swathi, Visakha, Jyestha, Purvaashadha, Uttaraashadha, Dhanista, Revathi
Neutral: Mrigashira, Moola, Shatabisha
Other characteristics of the Nakshatras are as follows:
Directions Krittika, Rohini Mrigashira – Central
Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya – East
Aslesha, Makha, Pubba – South-East
Uttara, Hasta, Chitta – South
Swati, Visakha,Anuradha – South-West
Jyestha, Moola, Purvaashada – Western
Uttaraashada, Shravana, Dhanista – North-West
Shatabhisha, Purvabhadra, Uttarabhadra – North
Revathi, ashwini, Bharani – North-East

Elements represented by the Nakshatras
Akasa (Ether or Space) – Dhanista, Shatabhisha, Purvashadha, Uttarabhadra, Revathi
Prithvi (Earth) – Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashira
Jala (Water) – Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Aslesha, Makha, Pubba
Agni (Fire) – Uttar, Hast, Chitta, Vishaka, Anuradha
Vayu (Air) – Jyestha, Moola, Purvaashadha, Uttaraashadha, Shravana
The above-mentioned characteristics assist in analysis of the charts (both jataka and prashna