Nakshatras in Astrology

Hasta Nakshatra in Astrology | Characteristics, Padas & Remedies

The Moon owns Hasta Nakshatra. Moon signifies water and vegetation. If it rains during Hasta Nakshatra, i.e., during this period, then the crops would be good.

Hasta 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 Hand

The symbol for Hasta Nakshatra is a hand or a fist. The symbol of this constellation is an indication of the development of hands during this period.

Deity: The Savithru

Savithru is one of the Aadhithya. This is a third Aadhithya in a sequence that followed Bhaga and Aryama. Savithru means the one who rises. Another meaning is the one with rays.

Savithru has golden arms and beautiful hands. His speech is pleasant. His eyes are golden, and his hair is yellow. He wears orange-brown clothes. He has a golden chariot. He is mobile and stationary. He is a protector of all beings.

Range160⁰ – 173⁰ 20”
YogatharaAlgorab or Delta Corvi
Apparent Magnitude2.95
Latitude-12⁰ 11” 45’
Longitude169⁰ 53” 3’
Right ascension12h 29m 36.3s
Declination-16⁰ 29” 16’

Characteristics of Hasta Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal of Hasta Nakshatra is a female buffalo.
  • They are part of a Bovidae family, which includes bison, caribou, antelope and water buffalo.
  • They have thick, large horns joining in the middle of their head.
  • Just like a bull, they, too, are extremely powerful and can weigh a ton.
  • They love being in the water, and this is especially true for water buffalo found in India.
  • Buffalo is also known as the ride of Lord Yama.
  • Just like other families of Bovidae, they eat only grass and bushes and are mainly used in India to push carts and do farming activities.
  • Hasta natives will become either vegan or vegetarians at one point in life, and due to the nature of water buffalo, they love taking long showers and being in the bathtub.
  • Hasta natives like to live near an ocean or a river because they need a body of water they can step in, like a water buffalo.
  • The symbol of this Nakshatra is hand or closed fists, which symbolically can have many meanings.
  • Hasta natives have a talent for painting, sculpting, crafting, sowing, and they have to keep their hands busy like restless hand syndrome.
  • They must do something, whether it’s fixing something, writing, or if there is nothing to do, then they’ll be on their cell phone.
  • When there is nothing important to do, they love playing cards, poker, gambling or anything that requires the magic of the hands, like throwing the dice.
  • Such natives love to play the hands of luck. Even traditional Indian girls and women have a passion for the stock market and gambling.
  • They love to perform magic tricks with their hands, become pick-pockets, and at least one time in their life, they may steal from their parent’s wallet or siblings since Moon is debilitated in the 3rd house from Virgo.
  • The hands are also useful in fighting, and these natives know how to use their hands to knock someone out.
  • Just because this Nakshatra occurs in a feminine sign of Virgo doesn’t mean Hasta natives have to be just as feminine.
  • Virgo may be a feminine sign overall, but feminine energy is fierce and ferocious, just like masculine energy is fiery.
  • Savitur is one of the 12 Adityas, the sun Gods, who is the giver of life, and assists with childbirth.
  • He is depicted with golden hands and is considered to provide what we desire in our hands.
  • He is also the God of vitality, life and light, and that of divine inspiration.
  • Savitur has an elder sister, Usha – the dawn, who paves the way for Savitur to walk.
  • Savitur is invoked in the famous Gayatri Mantra.
  • The 24-syllable mantra from Rig Veda is very esoteric and is supposed to contain the deepest secrets of the universe within it.
  • Savitur is known to guard the world of spirits and the occult.
  • He’s known to increase the life of humans and Gods.
  • He is known to have a pleasant tongue, is a versatile speaker and was called Iron-Jaw.
  • Savitur is simply invoked by reciting the Gayatari Mantra, which was given to king turned sage, Vishwamitra.
  • In the hymns of this mantra, you will see the line “Tat, Savitur, Varenyam”.
  • In translation, Savitur means bright as the Sun. The birth of children is also controlled by Savitur, who was blessed to give life in this Universe.
  • Savitur is also known for being the setting sun, the one who gets sacrificed.
  • In Rig Veda, he is known to bring all two-footed and four-footed beings to home or rest (death) and to awaken them (giving life).
  • This is perhaps why it is known as the ‘Widow Maker’.

Attributes of Hasta Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 10’00” to 23’20” Virgo (Kanya). The 12 names of the Sun are: Arun, Aditya,Tapan, Divakar, Bhaskar, Bhanu, Martanda, Mihir, Ravi, Bivakar, Sahasramsu, and Surya.
  • This star causes all the attributes these names etymologically connote.
  • From the Surya, we derive creativity and creation, and from creation, we derive light, luster, and strength. Surya is the prime cause of dominion, kingship, power of immunity, and the light that dispels darkness.
  • Budha is the cause of knowledge. If placed in this star, he sheds light all around.
  • Ravi, with this Nakshatra, enhances the instinct of dominion and the capacity to rule over others. It brushes up human intelligence, making it more luminous and makes a man vibrant with life and light.
  • The symbol is a closed hand or fist. It would follow that this signifies determination and clenched resolution.
  • The possessive instinct of keeping everybody within one’s grip follows from the nature of this star.
  • The magicians and the pick-pocketers are also born under this star.

Description of Hasta Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: The native born in Hasta Nakshatra will be sensually disposed, clever, good in speaking, and be disposed of thievishly. He will be rich and be intent on living in foreign places. He will show enthusiasm in war, be very expert, and destroy enemies.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If the Moon is in Hasta Nakshatra, the native will be devoted to love and virtue, befriend the learned and live in opulence.
  • According to Sage Narada: The native born in Hasta Nakshatra will be learned, a thief, enthusiastic, serve others, live in foreign lands, be valorous, and addicted to females.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: The star Hasta makes one industrious, impudent, fond of drinking, merciless and thievish.

Hasta Nakshatra Pada Description

Hasta Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • 1st Pada of Hasta Nakshatra is ruled by Aries Navamsa (Governed by Mars).
  • The native born in the first pada of Hasta Nakshatra will have traits like physical vitality, being aggressive, willingness to work hard, good at business dealings, possessing strength, work quickly, and can be argumentative.
  • Those born in the first pada of Hasta Nakshatra are quick, strong, wealthy, drunkards, doing bad works, stingy, quarrelsome, suffer from phlegmatic diseases and ups and downs in life.

Hasta Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • 2nd Pada of Hasta Nakshatra is ruled by Taurus Navamsa (Governed by Venus).
  • The native born in the second pada of Hasta Nakshatra will be practical, down to earth, honest, moral, sweet speaking and very creative, making emotional connections through art, doing artistic work with hands, building something with value, and possess physical, artistic pursuits.
  • Those born in the second pada of Hasta Nakshatra are slow, but endowed with good qualities, having fewer enemies, learned in the scriptures, stable minded, handsome, interested in the goodwill of others, attracted by women, and reserved.

Hasta Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • 3rd Pada of Hasta Nakshatra is ruled by Gemini Navamsa (Governed by Mercury).
  • The native born in the third pada of Hasta Nakshatra will be intelligent, clever, knowledgeable, well-informed and educated, communicative, natural writer, writing documents, drafts, and books, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Those born in the third pada of Hasta Nakshatra are good transactors, highly sexy, bad intentional, but do religious performances, interested in the wise and have happy friendships.

Hasta Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • 4th Pada of Hasta Nakshatra is ruled by Cancer Navamsa (Governed by Moon).
  • The native born in the fourth pada of Hasta Nakshatra has some strong dose of feminine energy, calmness, are behaved and bristled with compassion, is motherly, nurturing, emotionally built, helps others, serving others with their hands, lending compassion, and a helping hand.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of Hasta Nakshatra are respectful, short-tempered, of clear mind, protectors of those unprotected, and possess control over their senses. They are brave, kind, and respected.

Sun’s Ingress (Sept 26th – Oct 9th) for Hasta Nakshatra

  • The Sun enters Hasta Nakshatra on Sept 26th and stays there till Oct 9th.
  • If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Hastha Nakshatra.  The next five Nakshatra from Hastha are considered beneficial Nakshatra, and you may find that many key festivals, including Dussehra and Diwali, are planned during this period.
  • This period is two and a half months, and it starts on Sept 26th and ends on Nov 2nd.

Tree of Hasta: Arishta or Mahanimba

  • Arishta tree is called Mahanimba or Melia azedarach.
  • It is an ornamental tree.
  • It is a good insect repellent.
  • Its wood is used for furniture.
  • It has anti-inflammatory and anti-pyretic properties.

Applications of Arishta

  • It is effective in the treatment of piles.
  • It is even effective in asthma and cough.
  • It is also effective in the treatment of ulcers.
  • It is a blood purifying agent.
  • The oil obtained from it is used in rheumatism.

Astronomical Information of Hasta Nakshatra

  • Most of the astronomers agree that the Yogathara of Hasta is Algorab or Delta Corvi.
  • It is a blue-white star and considered a very hot star.

Hasta Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Hasta Nakshatra Bride

Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Libra, Capricorn

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Hasta Nakshatra Groom

Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Libra, Capricorn

Compatibility Factors of Hasta Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aadhya or First.
  • Gana (Nature): Dev or God.
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Mahishi or buffalo.
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Hasta Nakshatra: Success.
  • Result of first menses on Hasta Nakshatra: Wealthy, friendly, will have sons, gets an important position, generous, and enjoys pleasures.
  • Result of performing Shraddha on Hasta Nakshatra: Greatness.
  • Beneficial activities on Hasta: Selling, learning, wearing new clothes and jewellery, stage performance, art, and craft, washing precious clothes for the first time, travelling, plantation, marketing, digging a well or a borewell, learning to dance, starting a new job, ploughing, sowing seeds, and entering a new property.
  • Beneficial savskara or ceremonies on Hasta Nakshatra: Naming, piercing, first solid feeding to baby, introducing letters to a baby, haircut, intercourse for progeny, first shave of a baby, start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha, Deeksha and wedding.

Remedies of Hasta Nakshatra

  • The best remedy for such folks is to take a diary and write their desires before going to sleep and keep that diary in a private place, where no one is able to get their “hands” on it.
  • It’s important to use only 1 pen, preferably an ink pen because ink is connected with energy of Mars.
  • Writing things down has extremely high vibrational energy that is able to manifest things in Hasta individual’s life.
  • The other most powerful remedy is to recite Gayatri mantra in the morning while looking into their palms.
FeedFoxtail millet or Raa
VrathamGayathri Purascharan, Ravivar Vratham
Vedic SookthamGayathri Manthra, Savitha Sooktham

Remedies for Hasta Nakshatra in Vedic Astrolog

Quality of Hasta Nakshatra

  • Hasta is a Kshipra Nakshatra, which means any activity that requires fast reaction, fast healing and fast results should be done when the Moon is transiting this Nakshatra.
  • Activities like giving medicine, starting a competitive race, business or bet, planting a plant or requiring quick results from email or text can be planned on this Nakshatra day.

Caste of Hasta Nakshatra

  • The caste of this Nakshatra is the merchant class.
  • This is perhaps the most poetic caste combination.
  • Hasta natives are true businessmen, and they love to make money.
  • They are stockbrokers, big bankers, pyramid scheme starters, multilevel marketing executives or magicians at the fair.
  • Their job is to play the hand of money.
  • Hasta natives can be great marketing and financial executives in a company because they will do whatever it takes to bring that money into their hands.

Sound of Hasta Nakshatra

  • Poo- pada 1, Sha- pada 2, Na- pada 3, Tha- 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 Hasta is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Virgo.
  • If someone is a Capricorn ascendant, then the 9th house would be Virgo; when using such brands or names that start with such sounds would be beneficial for travel, higher education, increasing luck, meeting gurus, marriage and blessings of children.

Summary of Hasta Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerMoon
SymbolA hand
RulershipThieves, elephants, those who travel in chariots, elephant drivers, artisans, commodities, cereals, men learned in Vedas, traders, and men of prowess.
Moon in HastaThe native is liable to get excited easily and intensely, is bold and insolent, susceptible to drinking, is heartless, and a thief.
DirectionLevel/ Sideways
NatureLaghu (light)

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Special about Hasta Nakshatra?

Hasta is a Kshipra Nakshatra, which means any activity that requires fast reaction, fast healing and fast results should be done when Moon is transiting this nakshatra. Activities like giving medicine, starting a competitive race, business or bet, planting a plant or requiring quick results from your email or text can be planned on this nakshatra day.

Which Rashi is Hasta Nakshatra?


Who is the Lord of Hasta Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Hasta Nakshatra?


What is the Symbol of Hasta Nakshatra?

Hand or Fist

What is the Gana of Hasta Nakshatra?

Deva (Divine)

What is the Quality of Hasta Nakshatra?

Laghu and Kshipra (Light or Swift)

What is the Caste of Hasta Nakshatra?

Vaishya (Merchant)

What is the Animal of Hasta Nakshatra?

Female Buffalo

What is the Bird of Hasta Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Hasta Nakshatra?

Hog Plum

What are the Initials of Hasta Nakshatra?

Poo, Sha, Na, Tha

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