Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

People born in Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology are physical and sensual aesthetics of beauty, wanting to beautify, working with cosmetics, changing one's image to be pleasing intellectual, well educated, analytical, strong perceptive ability, intuitive communicative, gift of narration and oratory skill sociable, friendly, loving to socialize with others, approaching others often, 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.

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Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Pearl

The symbol for Chitra is a bright Jewel or pearl. Pearl is a gemstone of the moon, and the Moon indicates mother or matured women. 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. 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
Rashi virgo 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 is the female tiger.
  • If you study female tiger you would know 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 am in the morning, 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 snack due to this quality.
  • Tiger 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 weren’t full. Just like mama bear, a mother tigress will put all her attention into attending to their cubs because they can fall prey to other animals.
  • You should observe a Chitra female with a newborn, they will be far more protective and aggressive with people wanting to hold and play with their 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.
Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology - Vidhya Mitra.
  • 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, 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 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 thing we learn from the mythology is that Chitra natives are excellent architects, not just who build buildings, but are 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.
Lord Vishwakarma - Vidhya Mitra.
  • 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 gun, knife or some kind of a tool that helps them winning some war.
  • They will construct some weapon for a higher authority as well.
  • Chitra natives will also have lots of issues with their bosses and authorities as Tavstar had a rough relation 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.
  • Individuals with ascendant lord, Mercury, Jupiter, or Moon in this nakshatra may have a photographic memory.
  • Chitra natives have a strong theme with stepmothers.
  • Recall the story of the queen of Raja Rajashekhara, who never wanted someone else’s child to take on the kingdom and try to secretly kill by giving him a task she knew he would fail and would 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 challenge a Chitra individual as they will always win and win big, but can be cheated by their mother/stepmother for the benefit of their siblings.
  • Chitra people also love sculpting their body so they can become photogenic when this nakshatra is either placed in the ascendant or with Mars.
  • Sculpting body doesn’t mean bodybuilding, it can also convert into yoga so 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 8 th 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 occult without fear.
  • On the Libra side Chitra natives would love to sculpt their body to impress others, 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 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, you will find Chitra native having love for gem, gemology or being involved in jewelry business but the symbolism means more than just the literal gem.
  • It shows that Chitra native 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" Kanya to 6'40" Tula Rashi.
  • The lords are Budha and 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. From Chitra is derived the painter, specialist in paints, the artist, the musician, the skillful surgeon, the imaginative writer, the specialist in aromatic herbs, and dreamer of intricate patterns.
  • The art of construction, the art of engraving, embroidery, frame-making, and everything that constitutes an artistic complex from fine embroidery to the Tajmahal and, on the other hand, industrial engineering and skill and 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: If Chitra should be one's birth Nakshatra, one will like bad women, be sinful, enthusiastic in several ways, argumentative in nature, have luxurious robes, live in foreign countries, and be happy.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If a person is born under the star (Chitra), he will be very wary, good-natured, and endowed with a high sense of honor, though longing for other men's wives.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Chitra will (i.e. be fond of) wear garlands and robes, be learned in the science of sexual love, splendorous, wealthy, will enjoy pleasures, and be scholarly.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: Under the asterism Citra, one comes to have colorful garments and flower-garlands as well as beautiful eyes and limbs.

Chitra Nakshatra Pada Description

Chitra Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • 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, deceivers, increase friends' circle, and be happy.
  • Those born in the first pada of Chitra Nakshatra strive for the best portrayal of a self perfectionist, expressing oneself in a glamorous nature, conversationalists.
  • Those born in the first pada of Chitra Nakshatra are talented at persuasion, sweet-talking, a way with words, 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:

  • 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 detailed oriented, understanding order, perfectionist, dedicated to getting things correct, understanding liability, and responsibility organized.
  • Those born in the second pada of Chitra Nakshatra are particular about arranging things, obsessive to a point, sometimes obsessive-compulsive.

Chitra Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Those born in the third pada of Chitra Nakshatra are brave, daring, successful in any job, famous, having control over their senses, peaceful, always 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 very technical approach in business, creative about making deals, success in business through dedication creative with jewelry,
  • Those born in the third pada of Chitra Nakshatra are 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:

  • 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, stingy, affected by some mental trouble, increased the circle of enemies, and always unhappy.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Chitra Nakshatra are mysterious, secret side, hidden nature, passion-filled, seeking deep intimacy in partnership, deep sexual nature, interested in sexual knowledge, the psychology of relationships and sex, interested in the occult for relationship purpose, astrological compatibility.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Chitra Nakshatra are possessive over partners, obsessive, revenge-minded, getting back at ex-lovers technical business dealings, "underground" business, black market, underground buildings.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Chitra Nakshatra are deal with gemstones and diamonds(jeweller), underground resources like mining, coal, or other time-pressured" resource like oil lover of "darker" arts, sexually themed art, creating dark fashions, goths, etc.

Sun’s Ingress (Oct 10 - Oct 22) for Chitra Nakshatra

  • The Sun enters Chitra Nakshatra on Oct 10 and remains there till Oct 22. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Chitra Nakshatra.
  • Vijayadashami, Dasara, or Dhasera is celebrated during this period. Shami tree is worshipped on this day. Shami is a tree for Dhanista Nakshatra. Generally, Vijayadashami occurs when Moon is in Dhanista Nakshatra.
  • Bhagavan Buddha Jayanti or birth and Shree Madhwacharya Jayanti are on Vijayadashami day. On Vijayadhashami, Moon is in Makara Rashi and the Sun is in Kanya Rashi. On this day, both Sun and Moon are in Nakshatra of Mars in Astrology, and the mars indicate commander in chief. Vijayadashami is also considered a day to attack the enemy.

Tree of Chitra: Bilva

Bilva, Bael, or Aegle marmelos is offered to Lord Shiva. Bilva 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 Chitra Nakshatra:

  • 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. Moon can occult SpicaMoon can occult Spica.
  • 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.

Remedies for Chitra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedGrey francolin or Titar meat
DonateYellow dress
Vedic SookthamVaastu Sooktham, Sala Sooktham

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

Nakshatra Compatibility of Kanya Rashi and Chitra Nakshatra Bride

  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini
  • Gemini: Mrigashira, Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha
  • Virgo: Uttara*, Hasta*
  • Libra: Chitra*, Swati, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Vishakha*, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola*, Uttarashada
  • Capricorn: Shravana
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhashi*, Poorvabhadrapada
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadrapada, Revati

Nakshatra Compatibility of Tula Rashi and Chitra Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini, Kritika*
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini
  • Gemini: Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra*
  • Libra: Swati*, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Uttarashada
  • Capricorn: Uttharashada, Shravana, Dhanishta
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha*, Poorvabhadra

Nakshatra Compatibility of Kanya Rashi and Chitra Nakshatra Groom

  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini
  • Gemini: Mrigashira, Ardra*, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha
  • Virgo: Uttara*, Hasta*Libra: Chitra*, Swati, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Vishakha*, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Uttharashada
  • Capricorn: Shravana
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha*, Poorvabhadrapada
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadra, Revati

Nakshatra Compatibility of Tula Rashi and Chithra Nakshatra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Krittika*
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini
  • Gemini: Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra*
  • Libra: Swati*, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Uttharashada
  • Capricorn: Uttarashada, Shravana, Dhanishta
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shaabhisha*, Poorvabhadra

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: 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, Vaman, Virechan, Shiramokshan and entering a new property.
  • Beneficial Savskara or Ceremonies on Chitra: Naming, piercing, first solid feeding to baby, haircut, shave, manicure, pedicure, threading, first shave of a baby, start learning a new subject, introducing letters to a baby, threading ceremony, Anugraha or Deeksha.

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.
  • Farmer is a person who is able to produce food and feed us.
  • They are the original IT tech, engineers, civil engineers, and A.I. programmers.
  • They are the ones who are able to grow, and are investors and inventors.
  • Back in the days a farmer had to build 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 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 attach to it known as brand. One must look at their chart with 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.

Remedies of Chitra Nakshatra

  • Chitra individuals 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.

Summary of Chitra Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerMars
Symbola shining jewel
DeityTvashtri (the celestial architect)
Rulershippersons skilled in making ornaments, jewelry, dyeing, painting, writing, singing and perfumery, mathematicians, weavers, ophthalmic surgeons, and the king's corn.
Work profileService providers, Community helpers
Moon in Chitrathe person wears multi-colored clothes and garlands, has beautiful eyes and limbs.
Directionlevel/ Sideways
NatureMridu (Soft)
PurusharthaKama or desire

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 Nakhatra?

 Pay, Poe, Raa, Ree

To read this article in Hindi, visit : Chitra Nakshatra in Astrology in Hindi.

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