Ardra Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

Ardra Nakshatra in Astrology denotes that person is Intellectual Nature, Passionate Thinking Side, Sharp Minded, Looking for "Why, "Cause behind Thinks Happen in the WorldStrong Speaking Talents, Social Networking Engineers, Lack a Large number of close Friends, Confrontations with Others, Master or Debates and Arguments Makes enemies easy, Causing Emotional Pain to Others, Can be Turned away by society.

Ardra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology is one of the Urdhvamukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras, which have their mouths upwards). In these nakshatras, things related to palaces, coronations, boundary walls, and tall structures can be auspiciously begun and performed.

Ardra Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Bead or a drop
The sign for this Nakshatra is a tear or a drop. This is an indication of seminal fluid that causes fertilization.

Deity: Lord Rudhra
The deity for Aardhra is Rudhra. The meaning of the word Rudhrathe one who makes cry because Rudh means to cry. The deity for Rohini is Brahma and for Aardhra is Rudhra. As you might already know, Brahma is the creator, Vishnu is the maintainer, and Rudhra is the destroyer. You may wonder how come Rudhra came after Brahma instead of Vishnu. This is because the egg was formed and didn’t get fertilized. This means the creation and destruction happened but not maintained. Vishnu is a deity of Shravana Nakshathra because during Shravana Nakshathra development of the baby is complete!

Vedic Story
The story is from Maithrayani Savhitha (35:11-15). This story is about the desire of Prajapathi for his daughter Usha. Usha means night. In this version of the story, Prajapathi and Usha take the animal form to reduce the act at an animal level. Usha became a red deer, and Prajapathi became a buck and went on top of her.

To Rudra, it seemed misbehavior, so Rudhra turned around to Prajapathi with an arrow and aimed at him. The alarmed creator tried to stop Rudhra but failed. The Prajapathi was afraid of Rudhra. He said I would make you the lord of cattle or Pashupati, so do not shoot at me. Rudhra aimed at Prajapathi and pierced him. Due to this, the Prajapathi cried, and therefore Shiva is also called Rudhra. The purpose of Prajapathi’s seduction was the expansion of his creation. We will learn more about this in an indicative meaning section of this Nakshathra.

Range66⁰ 40” – 80
YogatharaAlhena or Gamma Geminorum
PositionThe brightest star of Aardhra
Apparent magnitude1.95
Longitude75⁰15” 7’
Right ascension6h 37m 42s
Declination16⁰23” 57

Characteristics of Ardra Nakshatra in Astrology

  • One Faces health problems, often hungry, dry and rough skin, tough body, much physical strength, long-lived, has many relatives.
  • One has a stable mind [also: wavering mind], fearful, fickle.
  • One does minimum education, little interest in things, poor counselor.
  • One is strong, adventurous.
  • One is an expert in trade and commerce.
  • One is interested in tantric rituals.
  • One is soft, lovable, loves his own brothers.
  • One easily gets angry, fierce, cruel, hate all, no compassion or pity, vicious.
  • One is proud, self-respected, ungrateful, forgets the help gotten from others.
  • One is engaged in sinful acts, does work which is not allowed, corrupted, addicted to base actions, steals other's money.
  • One is destitute, cashflow problems, of lower levels, earns by sacrifice, will have royal money.
  • One is a crafty speaker, poet.
  • One will have few sons.

Attributes of Ardra Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Ardra nakshatra extends in Mithun from 6'40" to 20'00". The lord of Ardra is Budha. When Surya enters Ardra, the earth is said to be starting its menstrual course, that is Ambobachi.
  • Ardra means wet or surcharged with water. Because the earth is running her menstrual course, teardrops fall one after another.
  • From Rudra comes all suffering, persecutions and oppressions, anger, the ferocity of countenance or hideousness of noise. Rudra is another name of Shiva, the Five Faced (Panchanana).
  • In knowledge, asceticism, renunciation, and enjoyment, he is the supreme consummation of all desires. He is a blue-throated one, the wielder of the tremendous powers, what could not be attempted, far less achieved by other Gods, when the churned Ocean at the time of Samudra Manthan exhaled poison Siva achieved quite simply by holding the exhalation in his throat.
  • On one side, he symbolizes the perfect placidity and serenity; on the other hand, he is the symbol of all that is terrible. He holds the great serpent on his head and forehead crescent Chandra with his sweet-soft light.
  • At the same time, he is the most peaceful and the most terrible. And in all these are to be traced the intrinsic characteristics of Ardra. Superficially, on the surface of it, Ardra stands for suffering, hardness, cruelty, murder, prison, theft, adultery, etc.
  • The root characteristic is oppression in order to purify. All male kidney trouble and connected urethral disease come within the jurisdiction of Ardra, so also uterine diseases of the female. Anthropomorphically it is the skull of kalapurush and the hair on it.

Description of Ardra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: The native with Ardra as his natal Nakshatra will have a wavering mind, be a crafty speaker, and will steal other's money, be self-respected, will have few sons, be long-lived, and will have royal money.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If at a person's birth, the Moon be in (Ardra), he will be destitute to wealth, fickle, with much physical strength, and addicted to base actions.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Ardara will be interested in rituals related to Tantra, adventurous, skillful in trading, fierce, and ungrateful.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: The asterism Ardra makes one perfidious, haughty, (irascible), ungrateful, cruel, and sinful.

Ardra Nakshatra Pada Description

Ardra Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Those born in the first pada of Ardra Nakshatra are very kind-hearted and pleasant-faced, experts with good qualities, warriors, learned, famous, worshipers of gods, and help others.
  • Those born in the first pada of Ardra Nakshatra are bringing Morality (their version) to Society through Information Sharing, Standing up for People's rights, Changing the World through Social Networking.
  • Those born in the first pada of Ardra Nakshatra are destruction through Morality, Destruction through Beliefs, Stirring up trouble with religious Ideals, Being Dogmatic Towards Others.
  • Those born in the first pada of Ardra Nakshatra are Activists, Reshaping Society through Beliefs, Publishing Ideas, Bringing change through Teaching, Spiritual Teaching.

Ardra Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Those born in the second pada of Ardra Nakshatra are unpolished, proud, perfect speakers, slow, sad, bereft of gods and teachers. They are subtle, enjoyers, hate people, and handsome.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ardra Nakshatra are Knowledgeable, Curious and Highly Educated, Well-Traveled, Arrogant and Self Righteous, Using Social Networking to Bolster Beliefs, Supporting Philosophies, Religious Interests.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ardra Nakshatra are Bringing Morality (their version) to Society through Information Sharing, Standing up for Peoples Rites, Changing the World through Social Networking Destruction through Morality, Destruction through Beliefs, Stirring up trouble with Religious Ideas.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ardra Nakshatra are Being Dogmatic Towards Others Activists, Reshaping Society through Beliefs, Publishing Ideas, Bringing change through Teaching, Spiritual Teaching.

Ardra Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Those born in the fourth pada of Ardra Nakshatra are great people, intelligent, enjoyers, monied, learned in the Vedas, religious, happy, long-lived, and endowed with many and children, loved by people and relatives; they are truthful and affectionate to their mothers.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Ardra Nakshatra are Ambitious, Intense, Hard Working, Cut-Throat, Win at All Costs, Satisfaction With Changing Society, Needing to Make Mark Among Masses Wanting Status through Transforming Things.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Ardra Nakshatra are Needing Accolades for Efforts, Needing Authority for Inspiration, and Continuity to Maintain Interest Using intellect for Political Agendas Movements.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Ardra Nakshatra are  Using Social Networking to promote Politics, Changing the Face of Politics and Governments Questionable Means to Make Mark on World, Detached emotionally, Confusion Needs and Wants, Scattered, Immoral or Selfish.

Sun’s Ingress (Jun 21 - Jul 4) for Ardra Nakshatra

  • The Sun enters Aardhra on Jun 21 and remains in Ardra till Jul 4. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Aardhra Nakshatra.
  • According to the Sayana calendar, 21st June is a Solstice. In India, it is the summer solstice. On this day, the Sun changes its path till the December solstice. Interestingly Rahu or the north node owns this Nakshatra.
  • As you might know, Rahu’s direction is the reverse of other planets, and these 2 things can be aptly correlated. Similarly, the winter solstice comes under Moola Nakshatra, and Ketu owns the Moola Nakshatra. Therefore, both the Nakshatra when the Sun changes its direction or the Ayana starts to fall under Rahu and Ketu.

Tree of Ardra: Krushna Agaru

A tree for Aardhra is Krushna Agaru or Aquilaria agallocha. Agaru is effective in bronchitis, asthma, fatigue, bleeding piles, chylous urine, skin disorders, and bedwetting. It balances Vatha and Kapha. Its bark has a pleasant Aroma and is also used in incense sticks. It is useful in eye and ear disorders. It helps improve the strength of teeth and sense organs.

Applications of Krushna Agaru:

  • In cold weather, the paste of hot potency Agaru is smeared over the skin's surface exposed to cold weather.
  • The application of paste is also effective in fever with chills.
  • The paste application effectively affects pain caused by Osteoarthritis, gout, rheumatic joints.
  • Agaru oil, when used as ear drops, appeases the otalgia (ear pain) and supportive otitis (pus in the middle ear).
  • The pain in the eyes is relieved when the paste is applied over the eyelids.

Astronomical Information of Ardra Nakshatra

  • Many astronomers feel that Yogathara of Aardhra is Alpha Orionis.
  • It is Gamma Geminorum or Alhena because the longitude of Alpha Orionis is well outside Aardhra. Additionally, the apparent magnitude of both the stars are comparable, and the ecliptic latitude of Gamma Geminorum is closer to 6.5.

Remedies for Ardra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedFeed the water to a bull
DonateBlood, black cow
VrathamPradosh Vratha, Mahashivarathri Pooja
Vedic SookthamRudhra Sooktham, Rudradhyaya Namakam

Ardra Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign compatibility of Ardra Nakshatra Bride

Aries, Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn, Pisces

Sign Compatibility of Ardra Nakshatra Groom

Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Capricorn

Nakshatra Compatibility of Ardra Nakshatra Bride

  1. Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika
  2. Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashirsha
  3. Gemini: Mrigasheersha, Punarvasu
  4. Cancer: Pushya
  5. Leo: Magha, Poorva*, Uttara
  6. Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra*
  7. Libra: Chitra, Swati*, Vishaka
  8. Sagittarius: Purvashadha, Uttarashadha
  9. Capricorn: Uttarashadha, Shravan, Dhanishtha
  10. Aquarius: Dhanishtha
  11. Pisces: Purvabhadhrapadha, Uttarabhadhrapadha, Revati

Nakshathra Compatibility of Ardra Nakshatra Groom

  1. Aries: Bharani, Krittika
  2. Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasheersha
  3. Gemini: Mrigasheersha, Punarvasu
  4. Leo: Magha, Poorva*, Uttara
  5. Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra*
  6. Libra: Chitra, Swati*, Vishakha
  7. Sagittarius: Purvashadha*, Uttarashadha
  8. Capricorn: Uttarashadha, Shravan, Dhanishtha
  9. Aquarius: Dhanishtha
  10. Pisces: Uttarabhadhrapadha, Revati

Compatibility Factors of Ardra Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aadhya or first.
  • Gana (nature): Manushya or human.
  • Yoni (animal symbol): Shawna or dog.
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Ardra Nakshatra: Illness.
  • Result of first menses on Ardra Nakshatra: Diplomatic and ready to do anything for success.
  • Result of performing shraddha on Ardra Nakshatra: Bravery.
  • Beneficial activities on Ardra: Attack on enemies, learning to ride animals and vehicles.
  • Beneficial samskara or ceremonies on Ardra: Start learning a new subject, introducing letters to a baby, threading ceremony, Anugraha or Deeksha.

Summary of Ardra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerRahu
DeityIsa (a god associated with wind and destruction)
RulershipMurderers, animal catchers, liars, adulterers, thieves, rogues,creators of discord, cruel persons, charmers, sorcerers, those well versed in the art of raising goblins.
Work profileHunting and other cruel acts
Moon in Ardra The person is deceitful and haughty, ungrateful, cruel, mischievous and vicious.
NatureTikshna (sharp)
PurusharthaKama or desire