Nakshatras in Astrology

Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology | Characteristics, Padas & Remedies

Natives born in Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology are physical and sensual aesthetics of beauty, wanting to beautify, working with cosmetics, well educated, analytical, have a strong perceptive ability, are intuitive, communicative, possess a gift of narration and oratory skills, sociable, friendly, love to socialize with others, approaching others often, and becoming the centre of attention in situations.

Chitra Nakshatra in astrology is one of the Tiryaka Mukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras, which have their mouths curved). In these Nakshatras, things related to roads, dams, the expansion of metals, chariots, boats, etc., can be auspiciously begun and performed.

Symbol: A Pearl

The symbol for Chitra Nakshatra is a bright jewel or pearl. Pearl is a gemstone of the Moon, and the Moon indicates a mother or mature woman. The pearl is an indication of female organs’ development during these 2 weeks of foetus development.

Deity: The Twastru

Twashtru is the Lord of Chitra Nakshatra. He is the artisan God. He is the heavenly builder of residences. He can change his form at will. He is also a creator of living beings.

He is called the Lord of the womb and invoked when desiring offspring. He is the father of the twins. Twashtru is the Lord of cattle and grains or seeds.

Range173⁰ 20” – 186⁰ 40
RashiVirgo and Libra (Kanya and Tula)
YogatharaSpica or Alpha Virginis
PositionThe brightest star of Chithra
Apparent Magnitude0.98
Latitude-2⁰ 3” 15’
Longitude179⁰ 59” 03’
Right ascension13h 24m 35.7s
Declination-11⁰ 8” 7’

Characteristics of Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The yoni animal of Chitra Nakshatra is the female tiger.
  • Studying a female tiger gives insights into a lot of attributes about Chitra Nakshatra.
  • The first thing we learn about this beautiful female tiger is that she hunts around 3:30-4:00 when it is completely quiet, yet certain animals are starting to wake up.
  • A Chitra native will always wake up during this time or at least become aware that they were asleep and now they are up, not necessarily do something specific, but some people may love having midnight snacks due to this quality.
  • Tigers also hunt at night due to their retinal adaptation to darkness; they can see extremely clearly in the dark, so a tiger, whether male or female, can see quite well in the dark.
  • Chitra natives can easily adapt to darkness much quicker and faster than others, especially when Sun or Moon are in this Nakshatra because these are the luminaries.
  • A tiger is an extremely careful animal and is so quiet when hunting that you wouldn’t know what hit you.
  • She would suddenly launch at you with an attack.
  • Chitra natives are also very quiet, but when they are pushed constantly; they will suddenly lunge and attack you, and they don’t just attack to show, they will attack to cause some harm, so you know next time not to provoke them.
  • A tiger has bangle patches all around their body, which is to discourage predators, and to show that they are present, and not to be messed with.
  • A female tiger has to eat 50% more than her normal appetite to sustain the life inside her.
  • No matter how much they ate, they would not be full. Just like a mama bear, a mother tigress will put all her attention into attending to their cubs because they can fall prey to other animals.
  • Chitra females will be far more protective and aggressive with people wanting to hold and play with their newborn babies.
  • They become extra paranoid with things in the house that can hurt their child.
  • Tvastar/Vishwakarma is the celestial architect, who designed the entire universe.
  • He is invoked for desiring offspring.
  • Tvastar created the illusion, Maya, which sustains this world.
  • He also created divine weapons for devas, such as Vajra for Indra, a chalice for Soma, Sudarshan Chakra for Vishnu, Trishul for Shiva, and different lokas as well.
  • He is the father of Viswarupa or Trishira (the 3 headed Asura), who was killed by Indra, and in vengeance, Tvastar created Vritra, the great dragon.
  • Tvastr was also the father of Sanjana, who is the wife of Surya and mother of Yama and Yami (the first mortals).
  • The animal of this Nakshatra is a tiger. The tiger riding Goddess Durga is the one who is supposed to have defeated the demon Mahishasur.
  • Swami Ayyappa, who was born from Mohini avatar of Vishnu & Lord Shiva, was found in Pamba forest and adopted by the king Raja Rajashekhara, but his wife didn’t want Manikandan (Ayyappa) to inherit the throne and asked him to get tigress milk.
  • Lord Manikandan went into the forest and returned, riding a tigress followed by a pack of her cubs.
  • He eventually became the main deity of the Sabarimala temple.
  • The word Chitra means a picture, whether it’s a drawn picture or taken from a camera.
  • One of the first things we learn from the mythology is that Chitra natives are excellent architects, not just those who build buildings, but are also excellent at constructing a blueprint of any plan or project.
  • They are very good at synthesizing a complicated problem into a simple yet beautiful solution.
  • Tavstar created Maya, the illusion; hence, Chitra natives can be excellent illusionists or magicians.
  • Being an architect means you are great at observing monuments and what’s needed for construction.
  • Chitra natives always have to deal with some kind of a weapon in their life like a gun, knife or some kind of tool that helps them win some war.
  • They will construct some weapons for a higher authority as well.
  • Chitra natives will also have many issues with their bosses and authorities as Tavstar had a rough relationship with Indra.
  • Chitra is also connected with Chitragupta (celestial accountant), the one who keeps accounts and records of all the souls.
  • Chitra natives love keeping accounts of books like an accountant, or they tend not to forget what happened to them or what you did to them, and keep a strict account of everything so each event can have its proper payback time.
  • The ability to keep books or accounts can also translate into having a photographic memory, where you never forget the right and the wrong.
  • Natives with the ascendant lord, Mercury, Jupiter, or Moon in this Nakshatra may have a photographic memory.
  • Chitra natives have a strong theme with stepmothers.
  • The queen of Raja Rajashekhara never wanted someone else’s child to take on the kingdom and tried to secretly kill by giving him a task she knew he would fail and die.
  • However, the boy, defying all the odds, not only bought the milk, but also rode on the tigress, which provided the milk.
  • This shows never that Chitra natives should never be challenged as they will always win and win big, but can be cheated by their mother/stepmother for the benefit of their siblings.
  • Chitra natives also love sculpting their bodies so they can become photogenic when this Nakshatra is either placed in the ascendant or with Mars.
  • Sculpting the body doesn’t mean bodybuilding; it can also convert into yoga, so the body can be aligned and sculptured to become a chariot for the mind in the proper direction.
  • Mars is the ruler of this Nakshatra and is about competitive spirit, athletics, competition and fighting a good fight.
  • Mars also rules the 8th house from Virgo, where Chitra starts, and this has been observed multiple times that Chitra native, in Virgo, would love doing magic, rituals and diving into the occult without fear.
  • On the Libra side, Chitra natives would love to sculpt their bodies to impress others, and they are extremely stylish in their clothing, hair and wardrobe.
  • Sometimes, you may not find it in people who are yogis or spiritualists, but in normal people, you will.
  • From Virgo ascendant, Mars also rules the 3rd house of sports, games and media, and such people have a flair for not only sports, but also mental games like board games, chess, and other brain games.
  • The symbolism of this Nakshatra is shining gems.
  • Many times, Chitra natives can be found having a love for gems, gemology or being involved in jewellry business, but the symbolism means more than just the literal gem.
  • It shows that Chitra natives want to shine like a gem in their life, and they usually do.
  • People see them as rare in their field because it is so hard to find someone like them, just like a gem and how it’s formed by enormous pressure for millions of years.

Attributes of Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 23’20” Cancer (Kanya) to 6’40” Libra (Tula) Rashi.
  • The Lords are Mercury (Budha) and Venus (Shukra). Chitra is wonderful to look at. Viswakarma is the great artist and artificer to the Gods, the Lord of practical arts and applied aesthetics.
  • The knowledge and capacity to paint, the gift of narration, and well-ordered conversation are the attributes of Chitra Nakshatra.
  • The painter, specialist in paints, the artist, the musician, the skilful surgeon, the imaginative writer, the specialist in aromatic herbs, and dreamer of intricate patterns, all these are derived from Chitra Nakshatra.
  • The art of construction, engraving, embroidery, frame-making, and everything that constitutes an artistic complex from fine embroidery to the Taj Mahal, industrial engineering and skill, the organization of machinery and plants, everything is caused or influenced by Chitra.

Description of Chitra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: The native of Chitra Nakshatra will like bad women, be sinful, enthusiastic in several ways, be argumentative in nature, have luxurious robes, live in foreign countries, and be happy.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If a native is born under the star Chitra, he will be very wary, good-natured, and endowed with a high sense of honour, though longing for other men’s wives.
  • According to Sage Narada: The native born in Chitra Nakshatra will be fond of wearing garlands and robes, be learned in the science of sexual love, be splendorous, wealthy, will enjoy pleasures, and be scholarly.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: Under the asterism Chitra, one tends to have colorful garments and flower-garlands as well as beautiful eyes and limbs.

Chitra Nakshatra Pada Description

Chitra Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • 1st Pada of Chitra Nakshatra is ruled by Leo Navamsa (Governed by Sun).
  • Those born in the first pada of Chitra Nakshatra are sharp, handsome, sexy, fickle, respected by people, religious, and endowed with many children. They complete the works they desire, destroy their enemies, increase their friend circle, and be happy.
  • Those born in the first pada of Chitra Nakshatra strive for the best portrayal of a self perfectionist, expressing themselves in a glamorous nature, conversationalists.
  • Those born in the first pada of Chitra Nakshatra are talented at persuasion, sweet-talking, got a way with words, have a flirtatious nature, ambitious and aggressive in work, overtime workers, sticking to projects to the end.
  • Those born in the first pada of Chitra Nakshatra are creative with technical ability, architects, drawing blueprints and technical manuals, and want to be recognized for what is built with details.

Chitra Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • 2nd Pada of Chitra Nakshatra is ruled by Virgo Navamsa (Governed by Mercury).
  • Those born in the second pada of Chitra Nakshatra are highly intelligent, devoted to learning, sweet speakers, womanizers, experts in all jobs, happy, and respected by the learned.
  • Those born in the second pada of Chitra Nakshatra are intelligent, educated, knowledgeable, constantly studying, being prepared to face anything with the information.
  • Those born in the second pada of Chitra Nakshatra are very detail-oriented, understanding order, perfectionist, dedicated to getting things correct, understanding liability and responsibility and organized.
  • Those born in the second pada of Chitra Nakshatra are particular about arranging things, obsessive to a point, and sometimes obsessive-compulsive.

Chitra Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • 3rd Pada of Chitra Nakshatra is ruled by Libra Navamsa (Governed by Venus).
  • Those born in the third pada of Chitra Nakshatra are brave, daring, successful in any job, famous, have control over their senses, peaceful, enjoyers, interested in the varied type of sex, endowed with family and good children, and earn respect and fame in the world.
  • Those born in the third pada of Chitra Nakshatra are calm, peaceful, tranquil, socially active, passionate, sexual, and interested in relationships.
  • Those born in the third pada of Chitra Nakshatra are diplomatic yet have a very technical approach in business, creative about making deals, gain success in business through dedication and are creative with jewellry.
  • Those born in the third pada of Chitra Nakshatra are interested in fashion, crafts, arts, music, dance, film, and game design, systematic towards partnership or marriage, conservative in relationships, not jumping into arrangements, and taking time to judge things.

Chitra Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • 4th Pada of Chitra Nakshatra is ruled by Scorpio Navamsa (Governed by Mars).
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Chitra Nakshatra are brave, daring, but sad. They are incapable of carrying out good works. They tread a forbidden path, are stingy, affected by some mental trouble, and always unhappy.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Chitra Nakshatra are mysterious, have a secret side, hidden nature, are passion-filled, seek deep intimacy in partnership, deep sexual nature, interested in sexual knowledge, the psychology of relationships and sex, interested in the occult for relationship purpose, and possess astrological compatibility.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Chitra Nakshatra are possessive over partners, obsessive, revenge-minded, getting back at ex-lovers, involved in technical business dealings, underground business, black market, and underground buildings.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Chitra Nakshatra deal with gemstones and diamonds, underground resources like mining, coal, or other time-pressured resources like oil, are lovers of darker arts, and sexually themed art.

Sun’s Ingress (Oct 10th – Oct 22nd) for Chitra Nakshatra

  • The Sun enters Chitra Nakshatra on Oct 10th and remains there till Oct 22nd. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Chitra Nakshatra.
  • Vijayadashami, Dasara, or Dussehra is celebrated during this period.
  • Bhagavan Buddha Jayanti or birth and Shree Madhwacharya Jayanti are on Vijayadashami day.
  • On Vijayadashami, Moon is in Capricorn (Makara) Rashi and the Sun is in Cancer (Kanya) Rashi. Vijayadashami is also considered a day to attack the enemy.

Tree of Chitra: Bilva

  • Bilva, Bael, or Aegle Marmelos has trifoliate compound leaves, and they are offered to Lord Shiva.
  • Bilva is called Bhadra or pure. It is said that the Bilva tree emits positive frequencies.
  • Bilva tree is supposed to be planted on the northeast of the house.
  • Bilva is called Shree Vruksha. Many ceremonies like Bilva Navami or Bilva Saptami are performed in the Hindu religion to worship the Bilva tree.
  • If Bilva and Umbara trees grow together, then the underground water source will be at a distance of 4.5 feet to the south of both the trees and at a depth of 18 feet.

Application of Bilva

  • Bilva flower relieves dysentery and diarrhoea.
  • Bilva fruit oil relieves chest congestion and cold.
  • Bilva stem and leaves improve digestion power.
  • Bilva stem is also good for the heart.
  • Bilva leaves relieve colic pain and vomiting.

Astronomical Information of Chitra Nakshatra

  • Almost all astronomers agree that Yogathara of Chitra is Spica or Alpha Virginis.
  • It is the brightest star in Virgo. Its color is distinctly blue-white.
  • Spica is at least 2 stars. Both are larger and hotter than the Sun.
  • It is a blue-white star and considered a scorching star.
  • Spica is one of the hottest stars visible in the night sky. The main star is one of the closest stars to the Sun.
  • The Sun passes a little more than 2 degrees north of Spica around October 16th every year.
  • Star’s heliacal rising occurs about 2 weeks later. Every 8 years, Venus passes Spica around the time of heliacal rising.

Ashwini Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign(Rashi) compatibility of Kanya Rashi and Chitra Nakshatra Bride or Groom

Gemini, Libra, Aquarius

Sign(Rashi) compatibility of Tula Rashi and Chitra Nakshatra Bride or Groom

Virgo, Capricorn, Aquarius

Compatibility Factors of Chitra Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Madhya or middle.
  • Gana (Nature): Rakshasa or daemon.
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Vyaghra or tiger.
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Chitra Nakshatra: Good news.
  • Result of first menses on Chitra Nakshatra: Visual artist, a painter, enjoys pleasures, expert marketing person, beautiful and sensual.
  • Result of performing shraddha on Chitra Nakshatra: Development of personality.
  • Beneficial activities on Chitra Nakshatra: Wearing new clothes and jewelry, washing precious clothes for the first time, beginning of new construction, plantation, stitching clothes, selling, marketing, starting a new job, monetary investment, plowing, sowing seeds, and entering a new property.
  • Beneficial savskara or ceremonies on Chitra Nakshatra: Naming, piercing, first solid feeding to baby, haircut, first shave of a baby, learning a new subject, introducing letters to a baby, threading ceremony, Anugraha or Deeksha.

Remedies of Chitra Nakshatra

  • Chitra natives should always keep a gifted gem with them. Whenever they wear authentic real gems, it gives more innovative ideas, and their creativity flourishes. This has nothing to do with gemstone remedy in Jyotish.
  • This is only about gems and could be any gem.
  • Vision Board is one of their best friends in life. They must create a vision board in their home or office and will slowly experience it, and it will start manifesting, but do keep it in the West direction of the home or office.
  • Gifting your Chitra wife a pearl necklace would not only benefit her, but will benefit you in return.
  • If Chitra falls in the 9th house, then gifting a diamond bracelet to your spouse will increase your luck.
FeedGrey francolin or Titar meat
DonateYellow dress
Vedic SookthamVaastu Sooktham, Sala Sooktham

Remedies for Chitra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Quality of Chitra Nakshatra

  • Chitra is a Mridu Nakshatra, which means its good for activities like search, research, sexual activities, pleasure, date night, attainment of pleasurable things or anything that gives you pleasure like gems, new clothing, buying a camera, lights, and contacting an architect for your dream home construction.

Caste of Chitra Nakshatra

  • The caste of this Nakshatra is the farmer and a servant.
  • A farmer is a person who is able to produce food and feed us.
  • They are the original IT tech, engineers, civil engineers, and AI programmers.
  • They are the ones who are able to grow, and are investors and inventors.
  • Back in the day, a farmer had to build his own tools and gadgets to bring out the best harvest of the season.
  • They are also servants because they serve society with their work. It’s not an old mentality of being a servant and taking orders; this is just a single word.
  • If you look at Tesla, Einstein, John Nash, Mahatama Gandhi to Steve Jobs, they are not servants; they are simply the ones who gave society and the world their life to make our lives better.

Sound of Chitra Nakshatra

  • Pay- pada 1, Poe- pada 2, Raa- pada 3, Ree- pada 4, sound has an extremely important role to play with Nakshatra.
  • Everything we do, say, buy, wear, drive has a name attached to it known as brand. One must look at their chart with an accurate time of birth and see where the Nakshatra of Chitra is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Virgo/Libra.
  • If someone is a Capricorn ascendant, then 9th house would be Virgo and 10th house would be Libra; when using such brands or name that starts with such sounds would be beneficial for travel, higher education, increasing luck, meeting gurus, marriage, children, career, status, fame, and favors from government.

Summary of Chitra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerMars
SymbolA shining jewel
DeityTvashtri (the celestial architect)
RulershipNatives are skilled in making ornaments, jewellery, dyeing, painting, writing, singing and perfumery, mathematicians, weavers, ophthalmic surgeons, and the king’s corn.
Work profileService providers, Community helpers
Moon in ChitraThe native wears multi-coloured clothes and garlands and has beautiful eyes and limbs.
DirectionLevel/ Sideways
NatureMridu (Soft)
PurusharthaKama or desire

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Special about Chitra Nakshatra?

Chitra is a Mridu nakshatra, which means its good for activities like search, research, sexual activities, pleasure, date night, attainment of pleasurable things or anything that gives you pleasure like gems, new clothing, buying a camera, lights, and contacting an architect for your dream home construction.

Which Rashi is Chitra Nakshatra?

Virgo and Libra

Who is the Lord of Chitra Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Chitra Nakshatra?

Lord Vishwakarma

What is the Symbol of Chitra Nakshatra?

Pearl or Bright Jewel

What is the Gana of Chitra Nakshatra?

Rakshasa (Demon)

What is the Quality of Chitra Nakshatra?

Mridu (Soft)

What is the Caste of Chitra Nakshatra?


What is the Animal of Chitra Nakshatra?

Female Tiger

What is the Bird of Chitra Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Chitra Nakshatra?

Bilva, Golden Apple

What are the Initials of Chitra Nakshatra?

Pay, Poe, Raa, Ree

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