Krittika Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

People born in Krittika Nakshatra in Astrology are skilled at the debate, overtaking conversation with logic and reason, intimidating people with intelligence have a perfectionist outlook, judging others but also a tendency to "Cut self" inwardly judgmental, seeing the truth in own behavior, using fire to burn away bad parts and purify self for the bed can appear harsh, yet be supportive, may be prone to giving tough love outside can appear tough or stern, deep inside are warm, sensitive, caring and very protective by nature

Krittika Nakshatra in Astrology is one of the Adhomukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras which have their mouths downwards). In these nakshatras, things related to tanks, wells, temples, mining, digging, etc. can be auspiciously begun and performed.

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Krittika Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: The Razor
The symbol for Krittika is a knife or a razor. The razor is sharp, and it shines in the sunlight, so the razor indicates the effect of Agni or fire and the nature of Krittika. Razor is also used to shave the head and face. These two limbs are suggested by Krittika, which mainly indicates a face.

Deity: The Agni
Agni reflects powers to consume, transform and convey. Just born, he was presented as a tender baby who needs loving attention. He sparks, smokes, and grows stronger than his parents.

Vedic Story of Ashwini Nakshatra:
Agni is universal energy. The scope of Agni is highest within the panchamahabhootha, and therefore it is first in order. It exists in the form of fire on the earth, in the form of lightning in an environment and stars in the universe.

Deity26⁰ 40” – 40
YogatharaAlcyone or Eta Tauri
PositionSouth of Krittika
Apparent magnitude2.96

Characteristics of Krittika Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal of Krittika is a Goat. The goat is a resilient animal.
  • When a land needs to be cleared of any type of bushes, weed and grass so that something can be built the builders hire a famer to bring in goat and sheep to clear out the ground, which is the fastest and the best way.
  • They quickly cut through the grass and make way for a clear ground.
  • This in a way what fire would do to a living earth; turn it into ash and dust.
  • Goat also have a habit of biting or nibbling in order to communicate.
  • A person with this nakshatra would usually bite or nib during love making or showing some form of passion.
  • Goats also head butt during combat and when trying to retain their position or take someone else’s position in the herd, such behavior can translate into a person who will butt head with their co-workers, friends, bosses because they constantly want to fight for their position in life.
  • The element of Krittika is fire, which can go two ways, the fire of purification and the fire of destruction.
  • When we do rituals, homas, havans we are trying to invoke certain gods who can come and clean our sins and bad energy around the house.
  • The other fire is the fire that has no control; it can go from a small matchstick to burning an entire forest.
  • Both do the job of cleaning and cleansing but one is invoked and the other goes out of control.
  • In the Rig Veda the Agni God has a big appetite for soma but was later cursed when he flirted with the wives of Saptarishis.
  • This much of info shows that Krittika nakshatra have a bit of a perverted attitude of lust provided by soma.
  • These natives can also be innocent and not realize their sexual behavior.
  • This does not mean every single Krittika individual would have this behavior, it has to be supported by malefics, 12th lord and 8th lord connection which are the houses of secrecy.
  • Krittika can actually make someone a priest as ironic as this statement.
  • This foundation comes due to the mythology of Agni and how Agni peeked and saw wives of Saptarishis naked and lusted after them.
  • He was then cursed by the rishis to have an insatiable sex appetite and lust, which would get him into trouble.
  • Yes, it is a curse when someone is lusting or is forced to lust after every single thing.
  • Krittika person is a seeker of truth because they want to cut through everything and get to the point.
  • They make excellent political leaders, CEOs and executives in a company.
  • The symbol of this nakshatra is a knife, which can either cut through the truth, war, body, meat and vegetables in the kitchen, which is why they make great chefs.
  • In the kitchen the two most essentials things are fire and knife, which are represented by the Krittika nakshatra.
  • When the Dharma or Artha lord are in the Krittika nakshatra the native will be an excellent chef.
  • They also love to eat hot food and especially love putting extra ghee or butter in everything they eat.
  • Krittika natives usually love carrying a pocketknife or swiss knife.
  • On the Aries side of Krittika it gives love for playing with fire, doing fire rituals, bonfires and even studying elements of fire, which is electricity.
  • The Krittika nakshatra has a strong theme of adoption.
  • He is the brother of Ganesha and was born from the semen of Shiva during love making with Paravati.
  • Kamadeva stole a single seed of sperm of Shiva to create a child, who would defeat the demon monster, Tarkasur.
  • The child was taken and adopted by the six sisters known as the constellation of Pleiades.
  • This theme can always play out in Krittika natives, they are either adopted, or raised by another family member while being far from their biological mother, they can even adopt children, foster children and animals.
  • 11th lord is the 6th from 6th, which is the higher version of 6th house of pets.
  • When in the 6th house one may even have to fight a custody battle for children.
  • Such people always have to fight a battle in their lives with strong enemy and they usually win.
Agni Dev: The Deity of Krittika Nakshatra in Astrology

Attributes of Krittika Nakshatra in Astrology

  • This is the birth star of Chandra. Many constellations gather at the tail end of the Krittika group. It extends from Mesha 26'40". The residuary 10'00" degree falls in Vrishabha.
  • Lord (Adhipati) is Mangal and Shukra. Agni is the great purifier, the great consumer of and the giver of light, heat, and brightness. Agni causes the fire of life and the drive. It is also the spark of life. Without fire, creation would not exist.
  • Agni is at the base of creation and the continuation of existence. It consumes everything. The fire of digestion in the human system and the external fire for cooking are only different manifestations of the same principle: Agni.
  • Agni is the symbol of brightness and brilliance, all weapons with fire-power. And other things of the same category come within the Krittika group's range. The fire is considered a purifier, for it burns away all that is wicked, dark and dull, and low and sinful and inauspicious in the world.
  • The dross thus blazed away; only effulgence and light remain. Fire gives the earth its activity and dynamism and revives it after the spells of cold that periodically inflict the earth's comatose condition.

Description of Krittika Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: he will have no ability to rectifying (wrong course), will be strong, fickle-minded, will have various foodstuffs at his disposal, and be extremely brilliant. He will have many dwelling places and be very talkative.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If at a person's birth, the Moon be in the star (Krittika), he will be energetic, lord-like in status, not dull but with some valuable learning.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Krittika will be splendorous, intelligent, liberal, an avid eater, fond of women, sagacious, skilful, and honourable.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: Birth under the asterism Krttika makes one a glutton, addicted to others' wives, brilliant and famous.

Krittika Nakshatra Pada Description

Krittika Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Ruled by Sagittarius (Governed by Jupiter in Astrology)
  • Those born in the 1st pada of krittika nakshatra are generous, very spiritual, religious, mystical, high morals, righteous, lawful, direct, blunt, bold, knowledgeable,
  • Those are well educated, philosophical, knowledgeable of right and wrong, self-sacrificing for the greater good angry, temper issues, arrogant, bossy.

Krittika Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Ruled by Capricorn (Governed by Saturn in Astrology).
  • Those born in 2nd pada of krittika nakshatra stable, structured, organized, balanced mind, logical thinking, knowledge-seeking lovers of historical knowledge, ancient scriptures, serious approach toward spirituality.
  • Those are creative, planning, materialistic, status through material gains, luxurious goods seeker of authoritative nature, positions of power, networking, business experts, a healthy relationship with government strong relationship with mother gains through mother/maternal figure.

Krittika Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Ruled by Aquarius (Governed by Saturn)
  • Those born in 3rd pada of krittika nakshatra curiosity, well learned, new age, esoteric subjects, astrology, tarot, reiki, occult science.
  • Those born in 3rd pada of krittika nakshatra have cutting edge interests, future-oriented thinking, science, technology, social networking, engineering.

Krittika Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Ruled by Pisces (Governed by Jupiter)
  • Those born in 4th pada of krittika nakshatra are emotional, intuitive, attached to others, empathetic, humanitarian purifying through spiritual pursuits, meditation, yoga, religion, esoteric pursuits gurus, teachers, leaders, giving away guidance, selfless, expect little in return creativity, imagination, artistic nature, singers, writers, poets, creativity balances Taurus nature.
  • They are mainly travellers, world travelling, experience culture, foreign interests isolationists, loners, nature-loving, peaceful settings, serenity, emotional balance through spending time alone.

Sun’s Ingress (May 10 - May 23) in Krittika Nakshatra

  • The Sun enters Krittika on May 10 and stays here till May 23. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Krutthika Nakshathra.
  • Akshaya thruthiya generally comes during this period. Satya yuga started on Akshaya thruthiya day. It started when the sun was in krutthika in Aries, and the moon was in Rohini in Taurus. It started when the sun was in krutthika; It is also called truth yuga. this is also one reason why krutthika nakshatra is considered the first nakshatra.
  • All Indian festivals are designed as per the sun's nakshatra and the moon. As you know, the deity for krittika is Agni or fire, and during this period, the temperatures are at a peak in India.

Tree of Krittika: Umbar

A tree for krittika is umber or ficus glomerate. Lord dhatthaguru lives under this tree. It symbolizes good luck. In Atharvaveda, umbar is given prominence to acquire prosperity and vanquishing foes. Umbar leaves cure bilious infections, and fruits counter constipation. Bark cures dysentery, diabetes, asthma, and urinary problems.

Application of Umber

  1. The bark is used in spiritual practices like Shanti and Homa or sacrifice to fire.
  2. The unripe fruit is used for culinary purposes like making pickle
  3. It heals fractured bones
  4. It also improves skin tone and complexion
  5. Its bark is a part of Kashayam or decoction used after the mother's delivery care.

Astronomical Information of Krittika Nakshatra

  • Almost all astronomers agree that Yogathara of Krittika is Eta Tauri. It is the biggest star of the Pleiades or seven sisters. It is also the brightest of the 7 sisters. It spans 10 times the radius of the Sun. It is a blue-white star and categorized as a scorching star.
  • Krittika Nakshatra and Aries are mentioned in the first table, and the compatibility of Krittika Nakshatra and Taurus is mentioned in the next table.

Remedies for Krittika Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedRice grains
VrathamAgnihothra, Homam, Yadnya, Havanam
Vedic SookthamAgni Sooktham

Krittika Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Mesh Rashi and Krittika Nakshatra Bride or Groom

Gemini, Cancer, Scorpio, Aquarius

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Vrishabha Rashi and Krittika Nakshatra Bride

Aries, Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio

Nakshatra Compatibility of Vrishabha Rashi and Krittika Nakshatra Groom

Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Nakshatra Compatibility of Mesha Rashi and Krittika Nakshatra Bride

  1. Aries: Ashwini, Bharani
  2. Taurus: Krittika*
  3. Gemini: Mrigashirsha, Ardra, Punarvasu
  4. Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya*, Ashlesha
  5. Leo: Poorva, Uttara
  6. Libra: Chitra*, Vishakha
  7. Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta*
  8. Sagittarius: Moola, Purvashadha
  9. Capricorn: Dhanishtha
  10. Aquarius: Dhanishtha, Shatabhisha, Purvabhadhrapadha
  11. Pisces: Purvabhadrapada, Uttarabhadrapada

Nakshatra Compatibility of Vrishabha Rashi and Krittika Nakshatra Bride

  1. Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika*
  2. Taurus: Rohini, Mrigashirsha
  3. Gemini: Mrigashirsha, Aardhra, Punarvasu
  4. Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya, Aashlesha
  5. Leo: Poorva, Uttara
  6. Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra
  7. Libra: Chitra
  8. Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta*
  9. Capricorn: Dhanishta
  10. Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shathatharaka, Purvabhadrapada
  11. Pisces: Purvabhadrapada, Uttarabhadrapada

Nakshatra Compatibility of Mesha Rashi and Krittika Nakshatra Groom

  1. Aries: Bharani, Krittika
  2. Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashirsha
  3. Gemini: Mrigashirsha, Aardra, Punarvasu
  4. Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya*, Ashlesha
  5. Leo: Magha, Poorva*
  6. Libra: Chitra, Swati*, Vishakha
  7. Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha*
  8. Sagittarius: Purvashadha, Uttarashadha
  9. Capricorn: Uttarashadha, Shravan, Dhanishta*
  10. Aquarius: Dhanishta*
  11. Pisces: Uttarabhadrapada, Revati*

Nakshatra Compatibility of Vrishabha Rashi and Krittika Nakshatra Groom

  1. Aries: Bharani, Krittika*
  2. Taurus: Rohini, Mrigashirsha
  3. Gemini: Mrigashirsha, Ardra, Punarvasu
  4. Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya, Ashlesha
  5. Leo: Poorva, Uttara
  6. Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra
  7. Libra: Chitra, Vishakha
  8. Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta*
  9. Capricorn: Dhanishta
  10. Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Purvabhadrapada
  11. Pisces: Purvabhadrapada, Uttarabhadrapada

Compatibility Factors of Krittika Nakshatra

Nadi: Aanthya or last.
Gana (Nature): Rakshasa or daemon.
Yoni (Animal Symbol): Mesha or ram.
Result of wearing new clothes on Krittika Nakshatra: The clothes may burn.
Result of first menses on Krittika Nakshatra: Attracted by men, may prefer abortion for the first time.
Result of performing Shraddha on Krittika Nakshatra: Better next birth.
Beneficial Activities on Krittika: Marketing.
Beneficial Savskara or Ceremonies on Krittika: No Savskara are suggested on Krittika.

Caste of Native with Krittika Nakshatra

  • Agni is the symbol of brightness and brilliance, all weapons with fire-power. And other things of the same The caste of this nakshatra is Brahmin, which is simply known “The Educated one”, “The knower”.
  • Even though this is the nakshatra of warriors and fighters, they cannot fight for something, which is wrong, unholy and of lower plane.
  • They only fight for a good cause after attaining all the knowledge around them of the circumstances related to their battle.
  • These folks need to be in the highest of position like executive class, presidential, intellectuals.
  • There are lot of misconceptions about this caste, where it states you must be born in this lineage to be considered a Brahmin but just like many who misread about the Kali-Yuga being 432,000 years, while its only 2500 human years, this caste is given to someone, who simply attains the highest of knowledge of this plane, which isn’t memorizing Upanishads, Gita or Vedas but to know God and have God realization.
  • Krittika natives are also extremely handsome/beautiful due to their youthful look, just as Agni deva, the deity of Krittika nakshatra.

Summary of Krittika Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerSurya (Sun)
Symbolsharp, razor-like instrument
DeityAgni (Fire god)
RulershipWhite flowers, Brahmans who maintain and worship the sacred fire daily, those who know the sacred hymns and sacrificial rules, grammarians, miners, barbers, Brahmans, potters, priests, and astrologers.
Moon in Krittika The person has a great appetite, is drawn to improper sexual relations, is very energetic, and will be famous
NatureSharp and soft (mixed)

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What is the Animal of Krittika Nakshatra?

Female Goat

Which Rashi is Krittika Nakshatra?

Taurus and Aries

Who is the Lord of Krittika Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Krittika Nakshatra?

Agni, God of Fire

What is Special about Krittika Nakshatra?

Krittika is a mishra nakshtra which are great for fire rituals, bonfire, cooking
on open fire for some special day, buying knives, swords or weapon, ribbon
cutting ceremonies, going into combat fighting, starting editing work on a
film, photo or magazine.

What is the Gana of Krittika Nakshatra?

Rakshasa (Demon)

What is the Symbol of Krittika Nakshatra?

Razor, Scissors

What is the Quality of Krittika Nakshatra?

Misra (Mixed or Sharp and Soft)

What is the Caste of Krittika Nakshatra?

Misra (Mixed or Sharp and Soft)

What is the Bird of Krittika Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Krittika Nakshatra?

Cluster Fig