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Ardra Nakshatra in Astrology denotes that person is Intellectual Nature, Passionate Thinking Side, Sharp Minded, Looking for "Why, "Cause behind Thinks Happen in the World Strong 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.

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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

  • The animal of this nakshatra is a female wolf or a female dog. A dog is the most fascinating creature on this planet.
  • It can love to a point that it will give its life for you or it can bite and throttle someone’s bone if they cross their territory.
  • They are needy, emotional, and pack animals. They always want to be with you and feel abandoned when you go to work.
  • Dogs have alpha dog in the pack usually in domestic settings, where there are more than 3 dogs.
  • One will always become the alpha, but in wolves there aren’t any alpha except the senior dog, which may be the parent of the pack.
  • They work as a team without leader.
  • Translating these facts into nakshatra is quite simple. Ardra people require extreme loyalty in love and friendship.
  • They do not want to feel abandoned by you else they either become extremely emotional or wild like the wolf to defend their loyalty for you.
  • They go to extremes of showing their loyalty by even giving their own lives but when you cross them or their loved one, they will come after you like a hungry dog or wolf and eat the flesh off of you.
  • They are unpredictable like a strange dog. You do not know if they are friendly or will try to bite you.
  • Therefore, everyone is cautious of approaching an Ardra individual.
  • When Ardra individual gets angry, sad and frustrated they will howl and scream like the wolf especially when impact of malefics is on the planet placed in Ardra.
  • Usually these people are calm and very private, like the wild wolves, which hide in the deep forest.
  • Wolves are excellent hunters in the world. Ardra individual is not far. Ardra person loves going hunting, which is also their symbolism of “The Hunter”.
  • They love eating wild game meat like elk, venison, wild boar, alligator etc. This quality of hunting also gives such natives good eyesight in the dark.
  • Such folks will always hunt for their object of desire, when they like someone and will do whatever it takes to get them.
  • The deity of this nakshatra is Rudra (Shiva). Shiva is an Aghori, the one who is naked, constantly meditates, deals and loves death, knows the value of death, stays in cremation grounds, eating wild fruits, berries of forest including meat.
  • Yes, Shiva did it all. All the things are in Shiva Purana. Shiva is known as Bhole naath (The innocent one), he gives whatever you ask him, he is always in meditation and calm, but if you were to disturb him from his meditation he will not only destroy you but has the capacity of destroying the entire Universe.
  • Rudra (Shiva) is also one of the first medicine man from the Rig Veda.
  • He is one of the best physicians of all times. He was making medicine himself and healing people under the name Vaidyanatha (lord of remedies). Rudra is embodiment of Shiva with armor along with bow-&-arrow, just like the Hunter of Orion.
  • It’s said that one must worship Rudra in order to attain moksha. Rudra was created by multiple Gods to get to Brahma, who was chasing his daughter for procreation.
  • Gods wanted something so powerful that can take Brahma down, this is how Rudra was manifested. Ardra people are exactly like Shiva.
  • They are wild, unorthodox; can go to extreme of everything like extreme meditation, love, lust, anger, work, and emotions, just like how Shiva’s anger can destroy the whole Universe instead of the one who made him angry.
  • They are usually calm people who are wild in a silly sense.
  • They are very animated and can be boys of boys or girls amongst boys due to the muscle nature of this nakshatra.
  • A girl usually is a Tom Boy in youth.
  • Once Shiva is disturbed from his calm mood or backstabbed then they become Rudra and will destroy whatever is in front of them.
  • They are the ones who can throw everything form their desk when angry.
  • Ardra people also make great physicians, and related to pharmaceutical and ayurveda professions.
  • I have seen every profession with every nakshatra.
  • Career is determined by using the Dharma, Artha, Kama, Moksha technique.
  • The symbolism of Ardra is a teardrop and a skull. The teardrop represents the drop of the storm that could be.
  • A storm will always start out with a few drops on your head and before you know you are in flood of water.
  • The drop is known as a “Tear drop”, this is the teardrop of Shiva.
  • In real life Ardra must face storms of emotions where tears just come out.
  • When they cry, they will cry a storm and usually it can be over very small things.
  • The cry is not normal; it’s a cry with a howl and scream.
  • Out of all the nakshatras Ardra is the most emotional and with deep feelings, but the reason why they have such feelings because the world is supposed to betray those feelings so the water inside turns into a fierce storm.
  • It’s in their karma to deal with tears; therefore they make the best actors in front of a camera.
  • When Ardra person reads a letter, email or text message from past they can have river of tears flowing out of them.
  • The symbolism of skull is the mystical and realistic side of Ardra.
  • A skull is actually one of the best tools for an aghori in the cremation ground.
  • They use the skull to drink wine. It may be sacreligious for us but we are too dumb to understand the scientist (Aghori) practicing this science of nature.
  • There is a logical purpose why an aghori smears themselves with ashes and drink from skull or eat the flesh of the dead.
  • Explaining here will not make you understand them unless your consciousness rises above your normal human level.
  • The skull symbolism shows that Ardra is not afraid of death and is curious about the world of mysticism, occult, tantra, and magic rituals.
  • Skull is also where the hair grows and Ardra represents the hair of Shiva.
  • The controller of this nakshatra is Rahu. All three naksahtras of Rahu, which are Ardra, Swati and Satabhisha nakshatra will have lot of similar themes to them compared to other nakshatra being ruled by a single planet.
  • Rahu is either like Jupiter. All Rahu ruled nakshatras love space, science fiction, astrophysics, astral plane, fantasy and anything to do with the new age technology.
  • Even though Ardra is a medicine man but these folks are attracted to future technology.
  • Out of all the nakshatras of Rahu, Ardra has the capacity to write a great science fiction book.
  • All Ardra individuals dive into the fantasy of what is the world, how the world works what else is out there in the ether besides this blue planet, Earth.

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 in Astrology 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.

Caste of the Native with the Ardra Nakshatra

  • The caste of this nakshatra is the butcher, which means any tasks given to Ardra will be butchered according to their liking.
  • You cannot expect Ardra person to just follow instruction to the T.
  • They will always add their own flavor into the task, which is why most of the time you will see them being fired from a job or jumping from one job to another.
  • This is like giving an aghori to build a computer from scratch.
  • Your power button might be at the bottom of the desktop.
  • The storm of Ardra makes such people burst into flames with their words in middle of a conversation or argument.

Remedies for the Native with the Ardra Nakshatra

  • The remedy for this nakshtra is to have a dog as a pet.
  • A dog will always balance the chaotic energy that is churning inside these natives.
  • The wildside of Ardra feels at ease with an animal, which is the descendant of the wild wolf.
  • The other remedy is to worship Shiva by poruing milk on the shivling inside a temple only.
  • Ardra being a nakshatra of agohri, such people must go to wilderness and natural places once every three to six months.
  • The more time they spend in wild places and nature the more calm they feel.
  • You don’t just want to walk into nature meditating when there are bears and mountain lions around you.
  • Being in wild isn’t easy but perhaps living in cabins with some basic protection is possible.

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

What is the animal of Ardra Nakshatra?

Female Dog is the Animal of Ardra Nakshatra.

What is special about Ardra Nakshatra?

Ardra is a Tikshna nakshatra, which should be used for any activities such as destruction, conquer and secretive activities away from the light of the world. This is also a good nakshatra for starting Shiva pooja, getting a dog or puppy and studying the weather/connected with nature.

Which Rashi is Ardra Nakshatra?

The sign associated with Ardra Nakshatra is Aries/Mesh.

Who is the Lord of Ardra Nakshatra?

The Lord of Ardra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology is Rahu.

Who is the Deity of Ardra Nakshatra?

The Lord 'Rudra', the God of destruction is the Deity of Ardra Nakshatra.

What is the Symbol of Ardra Nakshatra?

The Symbol of Ardra Nakshtra is Teardrop, Diamond, and Skull.

What is the Gana of Ardra Nakshatra?

Gana of Ardra Nakshatra is Manushya (Human).

What is the Quality of Ardra Nakshatra?

Quality of Ardra Nakshatra is Tikshna (Sharp or Dreadful).

What is the Caste of Ardra Nakshatra?


What is the Bird of Ardra Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Ardra Nakshatra?

Black Ebony and Black Pepper.

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