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MOON STAR GLOSSARY

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The Lunar Calendar with the accompanying Moon Star Glossary and Moon Sign Glossary is meant to give a general flavor and outlook to the day for everyone.

A note about the Daily Moon Star: Look up the Daily Moon Star by consulting the Moon Calendar. Please note that the natal Moon star is different from the Daily Moon Star that is prevalent from day to day. The daily Moon Star is listed in the Lunar calendar. Simply click on the Moon Star and it will take you to the Moon Star Glossary. The Moon Star of the day will give you the flavor of the day, and since the Moon Star is also ruled by certain planets, each day will not only be influenced by the nature of the Moon Star, but also by the Moon sign or constellation the Moon travels into, plus the nature of the planets that rule the Moon Stars.

Difference in application between the Daily Moon Star and the birth Moon Star: The Daily Moon Star is not to be confused with the birth Nakshatra or Moon Star. Of course they are the same 27 Lunar Mansions or Nakshatras or Moon Stars, yet the application is different. The Daily Moon Star will give the general flavor of the day, whereas your birth Nakshatra or Moon Star tells you your personality characteristics.  

Discover your birth Nakshatra personality characteristics by looking up your natal Moon Star in this Moon Star Glossary. The Nakshatra in your chart could influence personality and characteristics from the time of birth. Please note that you will already need to know what your birth moon star is before you can look up your personality characteristics from your birth or natal moon star. For this, you will need to know your birth moon star from your chart. If you do not know your birth moon star, and would like my help in finding out what it is, feel free to email me at monica@jyotishcenter.com..

On Astrological Readings: Individual readings take into account many factors which might include very specific questions that you have about your life which are extensive in nature, and are personal and tailored to you. For instance, you may want to ask a question about your career or relationship that is specific to you. Readings are usually, but not limited to, one hour long.

For questions on readings, or to schedule one, please email me.

     
     

MOON STAR GLOSSARY
(Nakshatras)

Each person is born with a particular Nakshatra also known as the Moon Star. The 27 Nakshatras or Moon Stars are listed below. According to Eastern Astrology, The Moon Star shapes a person's personality from the time of birth. Each Nakshatra has a particular energy or power, also called Shakti. Personalities with their strengths and weaknesses according to the position of the Nakshatra in their chart at the time of birth are influenced and shaped by that Moon Star.

The Moon Star (Nakshatra) for the Lunar or Moon Calendar should be distinguished from the Moon Star at the time of the person's birth. The Nakshatra, or Moon Star at the time of an individual's birth with respect to the birth chart will determine that individual's personality and basic nature. The Moon Calendar tracks the Moon's position with respect to the Nakshatra, or Moon Star, which determines the color of the day for what activities or actions might be favorable, which are also listed in the Moon Sign Glossary. There are 27 lunar mansions, or Nakshatras.

EXAMPLES OF FAVORABLE ACTIVITIES ASSOCIATED WITH NAKSHATRAS

The following is a sample of some favorable activities typically associated with certain Nakshatras. The number in front of each star corresponds with its order. The number in front of the Moon Star refers to its order in the constellations. When looking at the Moon Calendar, look for the Moon Star for each day. The following list is only a representation of a few of the favorable activities associated with each Moon Star/Nakshatra.

Relationship: 12-Uttara Phalguni, 10-Magha, 17-Anuradha, 26-Uttara Bhadrapada, 27-Revati, 13-Hasta, 4-Rohini, 7-Punarvasu, 21-Uttara Ashadha and 5-Mrigashira.

Business: 9-Ashlesha, 20-Purva Ashadha, 24-Shatabhisha

Travel and/or going on vacation: 8-Pushya, 5-Mrigashira, 17-Anuradha, 13-Hasta,1- Ashwini, 27-Revati, 19-Mula, 22-Shravana and 23-Dhanishtha.

Construction/Building: 16-Vishakha, 5-Mrigashira, 11-Purva Phalguni, 3-Krittika, 14-Chitra, 18-Jyeshtha, 15-Swati.

Agriculture: 2-Bharani, 25-Purva Bhadrapada

Learning: 6-Ardra

   
   

CHART OF THE NAKSHATRAS OR MOON STARS

The following is a chart of the Nakshatras, their ruling planets and the Zodiac constellations that the Moon Stars/Nakshatras are located in. The ruling planet and the constellations will also influence the overall color of the Star.

After the chart is a summary of the Moon or Ruling Planet in the various Nakshatras and as they relate to interests, emotions and actions.

Sun is associated with the spiritual self, father, authority, leadership and achievement
Moon is associated with emotion, instinct, mind, and mother
Mercury is associated with intellect, speech and communication
Venus is associated with harmony, beauty, music, love, sensuality, and creativity
Mars is associated with siblings, conflict, passion, desire and strong energy
Jupiter is associated with children, husband, male figures, and good fortune
Saturn is associated with structure, patience, dedication and commitment
Rahu is associated with expansion and indulgence

Ketu is associated with transcendence

NAKSHATRA/MOON STAR CHART

 
 
(#) Moon Star Ruling Planet Zodiac Constellation
1 Ashwini Ketu Aries
2 Bharani Venus Aries
3 Krittika Sun Aries/Taurus
4 Rohini Moon Taurus
5 Mrigashira Mars Taurus/Gemini
6 Ardra Rahu Gemini
7 Punarvasu Jupiter Gemini/Cancer
8 Pushya Saturn Cancer
9 Ashlesha Mercury Cancer
10 Magha Ketu Leo
11 Purva Phalguni Venus Leo
12 Uttara Phalguni Sun Leo/Virgo
13 Hasta Moon Virgo
14 Chitra Mars Virgo/Libra
15 Swati Rahu Libra
16 Vishakha Jupiter Libra/Scorpio
17 Anuradha Saturn Scorpio
18 Jyeshtha Mercury Scorpio
19 Mula Ketu Sagittarius
20 Purva Ashadha Venus Sagittarius
21 Uttara Ashadha Sun Sagittarius/Capricorn
22 Shravana Moon Capricorn
23 Dhanishtha Mars Capricorn/Aquarius
24 Shatabhisha Rahu Aquarius
25 Purva Bhadrapada Jupiter Aquarius/Pisces
26 Uttara Bhadrapada Saturn Pisces
27 Revati Ketu Pisces

LORDS OF THE 27 NAKSHATRAS

1. Dasra (Aswini Kumara) 2.Yama 3. Agni 4. Brahma 5. Chandra 6.  Isha 7. Aditi 8. Jiva 9. Ahi, 10. Pitara, 11. Bhaga, 12. Aryama,
13. Surya, 14. Tvashta, 15. Marut, 16. Sakragni, 17. Mitra, 18. Vasava, 19. Rakshasa, 20. Varuna, 21. Visvadeva, 22. Govinda,
23. Vasu, 24. Varuna, 25. Ajapa, 26. Ahirbudhnya  27. Pusha.

THE 27 LUNAR MANSIONS/NAKSHATRAS

1. Ashwini. This is the first star in the lunar mansions. Ketu is the ruling planet. This makes spirituality and the healing arts dharmic, and they might have a career as healers. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to love music and the arts.
2. Bharani. This is the second star in the lunar mansions. Venus is the ruling planet. This makes an appreciation of beauty, and the arts important in the person's life. When the Moon is in this lunar mansion, the person might be a good writer or speaker, with an interest in yoga and spiritual studies.
3. Krittika. This is the third star in the lunar mansions. Sun is the ruling planet. This makes leadership important with an interest in discipline. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality may be a good disciplinarian or advisor.
4. Rohini. This is the fourth star in the lunar mansions. Moon is the ruling planet. This makes spirituality important and also the desire to achieve enlightenment. Also with the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to love adventure and can be charismatic or magnetic.
5. Mrigrashira. This is the fifth star in the lunar mansions. Mars is the ruling planet. Being able to make decisions comes easily for this person, along with action and activity. When the Moon is in this lunar mansion, the person might be able to achieve affluence or wealth.
6.Ardra. This is the sixth star in the lunar mansions. Rahu is the ruling planet. The personality may be passionate, desire for more knowledge, and have avid curiousity about things. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, there is emotion around marriage and relationships.
7. Punarvasu. This is the seventh star in the lunar mansions. Jupiter is the ruling planet. This indicates that the person might have a tendency to be interested in being self-employed or entreprenureal, and education is important. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to love comedy and humor. Also, luck tends to come their way, and they could inherit or make money more easily than others.
8. Pushya This is the eighth star in the lunar mansions. Saturn is the ruling planet. Discipline and hard work is important to this personality type, along with an interest in religion.The Moon in this lunarr mansion could bring emotion with respect to mother or maternal relationships. They also could be popular and charismatic in their public life.
9. Ashesha This is the ninth star in the lunar mansions. Mercury is the ruling planet. With this configuration could come a keen intellect and sharp wit. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality could have an interest in the arts, in acting and performing. They also could become interested in mystic arts, or in public speaking or writing. They also might be reclusive in private life.
10. Magha This is the tenth star in the lunar mansions. Ketu is the ruling planet indicating spiritual leadership. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to be honored and recognized, also could become involved with some kind of spiritual work.
11.Purva Phalguni This is the eleventh star in the lunar mansions. Venus is the ruling planet. This makes an appreciation of beauty, and the arts important in the person's life. The person may become a model or actor. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to love adventure and might be interested in a career in media, such as radio or television.
12. Uttara Phalguni This is the twelfth star in the lunar mansions. Sun is the ruling planet. This makes healing and friendship important in this configuration. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to be jovial and happy and have good marriage or relationships.
13. Hasta This is the thirteenth star in the lunar mansions. Moon is the ruling planet. The person tends to be creative and productive, also good natured. If the Moon is in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to attract relationships and friendships. They also might tend to be moody.
14. Chitra This is the fourteenth star in the lunar mansions. Mars is the ruling planet. One might be able to achieve great wealth in life with this configuration. There also could be more volatility in relationships. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality is generous.
15. Swati This is the fifteenth star in the lunar mansions. Rahu is the ruling planet. One's nature in this configuration is that of being adventurous and restless, always on the move. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, there could be conflict in relationships. they could also be persuasive and influential in speech.
16. Vishakha This is the sixteenth star in the lunar mansions. Jupiter is the ruling planet. This could incline the person to be interested in science and education. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality could be a humanitarian or interested in political aspirations. Friendships are abundant.
17. Anuradha This is the seventeenth star in the lunar mansions. Saturn is the ruling planet. This could present challenge in maternal relationships. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality could be hardworking and perseverent. There might be interest in careers as lawyers or engineers.
18. Jyeshtha This is the eighteenth star in the lunar mansions. Mercury is the ruling planet. This makes communication, power and independence prevalent. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to be challenged with finances and can achieve great wealth or the opposite.
19. Mula This is the nineteenth star in the lunar mansions. Ketu is the ruling planet. In this sign, spirituality can also come with sacrifice. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality can be accomplished, magnetic and successful in other countries. People with this configuration have the ability to create wealth. Some individuals may have a tendency to desire power.
20. Purva Ashadha This is the twentieth star in the lunar mansions. Venus is the ruling planet. Popularity, influence and attractiveness are the tendencies here. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, there may be an interest in writing or communication.
21. Uttara Ashadha This is the twenty-first star in the lunar mansions. Sun is the ruling planet. One with this sign may be interested in philanthropic issues and causes. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to be generous and give to charities.
22. Shravana This is the twenty-second star in the lunar mansions. Moon is the ruling planet. This makes spirituality important. The person may also become a scholar or interested in religious studies. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality may tend to be a perfectionist.
23. Dhanishtha This is the twenty-third star in the lunar mansions. Mars is the ruling planet. This makes for a fiery and strong nature. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality could have natural insight, intuition and talent in mystical studies..
24. Shatabhisha This is the twenty-fourth star in the lunar mansions. Rahu is the ruling planet. This makes for a regal and courageous nature. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to feel strongly about privacy and have a tendency to be secluded.
25. Purva Bhadrapada This is the twenty-fifth star in the lunar mansions. Jupiter is the ruling planet. This nature is opinionated and good with finances.. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality tends to be critical and analytical.
26. Uttara Bhadrapada This is the twenty-sixth star in the lunar mansions. Saturn is the ruling planet. A sense of discipline and self control is the natural tendency in this configuration. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, the personality may have happiness in marriage and relationships.
27. Revati This is the twenty-seventh star in the lunar mansions. Ketu is the ruling planet. This makes spirituality important. Also there is potential for abundance. With the Moon in this lunar mansion, this personality tends to nurture and take care of others.

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