Pushya Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

People born in Pushya Nakshatra in Astrology are of Independent Nature, Moral, Ethical, Selfless, Caring And Having Common Courtesy Carrying Etiquette, Possessing Poise, Calm, Patient Demeanor and Very Respectful, Social, Enjoying Engagements with Others, Making Others Feel Comfortable, Heard and Like by Others.

Pushya 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, construction of tall structures can be auspiciously begun and performed.

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Pushya Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: An Arrow
The symbol for Pushya is an arrow. If we correlate this to an embryo it looks very similar. You may learn more about this after learning the symbol of the next Nakshatra.

Deity: The Brihaspathi
Brihaspati is the counsel of the gods. He is the god of eloquence. He is described as a sage born from the first great light and the one who drove away from the darkness. He carries a special bow whose string is Rhutha. Rhutha means truth. Weshall learn about Rhutha and Sathya. Sathya means universal principle and Rhuthameans truth. Universal principles are also universal truths but Rhutha refers to truthfulness. Brihaspati is also identified by Agni or fire. His wife is Thara.

Vedic Story
Let’s learn one more story of Bruhaspathi to understand the Nakshatra better. Thara the wife of Bruhaspathi was very attractive and when Soma saw her, he was attracted towards Thara. Later he seduced her because Thara couldn’t resist Soma’s attractive personality. Finally, Soma took her away and this made Bruhaspathi angry. He asked Soma to return his wife, but Soma refused to do so. Shukracharyathe Guru of demons stood by the side of Soma and all the gods supported Bruhas-pathi. War started between Soma and Bruhaspathi. Lord Brahma stepped in and in-sisted Soma returns Thara. Thara was impregnated by Soma. When Thara delivered.

Range93⁰ 20” – 106⁰ 40”
YogatharaAsellus Australis or Delta Cancri
PositionMiddle of Pushya
Apparent magnitude3.94
Latitude0⁰ 4” 37’’
Longitude104⁰ 51” 54’
Right ascension8h 44m 24s
Declination18⁰ 10” 23

Characteristics of Pushya Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal of Pushya is a Goat.
  • Everyone mistake the animal as a cow, but it’s the cow udder that is the symbolism of Pushya, not the animal.
  • Studying a goat will show a lot about a Pushya native. Goats have amazing eyes; they see everything around them almost to 280º.
  • They see a wider perspective of the world vs. what we see which is only around 90º, that too only 30º in focus.
  • Pushya natives see life in a very broad way, they don’t feel they need to attach or focus on one specific thing; they want to know the world.
  • Goats have the ability to swallow food and later bring it back to chew it, this shows Pushya people swallow their food more than chewing because their digestive system is much stronger and cable of breaking down food without too much of chewing.
  • Another way to look at this is Pushya person will always bring things from their past to show what they had to endure during that time.
  • If a friend hurts and make up with them later, the Pushya native will remind how they hurt them, it’s like bringing past food out onto their tongue.
  • There are funny Youtube videos of Goats fainting, which is simply a genetic disorder that doesn’t help them control their muscles.
  • Pushya people are known to have vibrating muscles, twinkling in their fingers and sometimes they cannot control the movement of their hands as if they are getting cerebral palsy, usually this occurs with getting into a panic situation.
  • Goats are extremely protective of themselves and their young ones, which make sense with Pushya as it’s a nakshatra of nourishing and lies in the sign of Cancer.
  • If you noticed that Pushya lies in the heart of Cancer which means Saturn lies in the heart of all water signs.
  • It shows a lot about Saturn’s character, which is of a nourisher, emotional warrior or the one who shows us true nourishment, wealth and comfort.
  • It gives us comfort of home, death, and higher realm.
  • The story of Pushya is quite interesting.
  • Brihaspati (Jupiter), the deity of Pushya nakshatra, is the Guru to Gods and was always busy doing yagnas, rituals and teaching Vedas.
  • He also taught law, politics and economics.
  • Brihaspati was the most brilliant student except for Shukracharya (planet Venus).
  • As they grew up Brihaspati became too engrossed in his teachings and works at the palace while Venus became the teacher of the asuras (demons), the new age workers.
  • Brihaspati ignored his family and wife, Tara. As a result she eloped with Chandra (Moon) and became pregnant having Budha (Mercury) as their son.
  • Jupiter waged war on Chandra and began to attack him with the army of devas, while Venus sided with Chandra because Jupiter ignored the most important dharma and karma towards his wife.
  • Venus helped Chandra in the war, and after the bloody battle Jupiter realized his mistake and accepted Mercury as his step son, and took back Tara.

Attributes of Pushya Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 3'20" to 16'40" Karkata. Pushya etymologically means to nourish, and that again means to preserve, protect, replenish, multiply, and strengthen. Everything of the very best comes within the scope of this Star.
  • Enjoyment of wealth and prosperity follows from it. Guru is described as the great teacher of all creation, from amoebae to the Gods, and is the source of all knowledge and wisdom.
  • The mystery of creation is no mystery to him. He is the eloquent preceptor, the wise minister, pontifex, head of all religious ceremonies. He takes pleasure in all worshipful rituals. And that is why the Pusya is composed of these virtues. It has been described as blossoming and flourishing. It is the mouth of Orien.

Description of Pushya Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: The native of Pushya Nakshatra will be very angrily disposed of, be intelligent, bold, talkative, learned in many branches, be helpful to his relatives, a thief, wealthy, and independent.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If at a person's birth, the Moon be in (Pushya) he will love Gods and Brahmins, possess wealth and intelligence, enjoys royal favor, and have a large circle of relations.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Pushyami will be fortunate, famous, adventurous, patient in disposition, be happy with the least, and will walk fast.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: One born under the star Pusya will possess a tranquil mind, amiable features, learning, affluence, and attachment to meritorious deeds.

Pushya Nakshatra Pada Description

Pushya Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Those born in the first pada of Pushya are cruel, daring, famous, devoted to work, and endowed with children. They go to other countries and become wealthy. Their relatives respect them.
  • Those born in the first pada of Pushya are Dynamic, Dramatic, Attention Seeking, Looking for Authority, Wanting to be Known for What There is to Offer, Self Gratification.
  • Those born in the first pada of Pushya are Responsible, Dependable, Professional, Pride in Family, Lineage, Culture, Mother or Fatherly.
  • Those born in the first pada of Pushya are Caregivers, Lavish, Strong Parents, Leaders, Bosses, Authoritative Figures.

Pushya Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Those born in the second pada are sad and interested in grabbing others' property, stingy, knowledgeable, fear of hell, astrologers, and warriors.
  • Those born in the second pada of Pushya are intelligent, Emotional yet Remaining Practical, Hardworking, Purposeful, Punctual, Dependent, and caretaker, Dietitian, Nurse, and healthcare Worker, Doctor.
  • Those born in the second pada of Pushya are Emotionally Attached to Helping Others, Compulsive About Taking Care of Others Duty to Help Others.
  • Those born in the second pada of Pushya are Perfectionist at Helping, Committed to doing Best Job, Detailed Caretaking, Timely Help, Short on Bed Side Manner, Feeling Personally Unappreciated, Prone to Emotional Worry, Wasting time over Anxieties, Losing out due to Worry.

Pushya Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Those born in the third pada of Pushya are pleasant-faced, sweet-spoken, enjoyers of life, wealthy, interested in scents and flowers, and confined to their own wife. They are sinless.
  • Those born in the third pada of Pushya are Creative, Emotional, Needing to Express oneself, Experiences attached to Creations Natural Actors, Talented at Expressing Feelings.
  • Those born in the third pada of Pushya are business Minded, Balanced Approach, Diplomatic, Partner Oriented, Group Projects.
  • Those born in the third pada of Pushya are Nourish in Group Efforts, Humanitarian Efforts, Homeless Shelter, Aid, and Relief Work Cooking, Aesthetically Pleasing Food, Cooking to Satisfy Feelings, Make others feel comfortable, Family Meals.

Pushya Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Those born in the fourth pada of pushy are grabbed others' wealth. They are stubborn and hated by all people. They are fighters, distorted-faced, instructors in the science of documentation. They are candid in their speech and bereft of money.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of pushy are Passionate, Emotional, Emotionally Instinctual, Reactive, Easily Angered Going to Extremes to Help, Passionately and Emotionally Involved in Help Psychological Experts.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of pushy are Working Hard to Understand Others, Picking up Patterns of Others, Detectives, Therapists, Psychologists, Researchers, Investigators, Emotions as Weapons, Emotional Manipulators, Killing Over Emotions, Protecting and Defending Emotional Attachment.
  • Those born in the fourth pada of pushy are Emotional Connection to the Other/Underworld, Wanting to Talk to the Dead, Using Tarot/Occult/Hidden Sciences to Connect or Care for Others. Using Underworld for Revenge or Protection.

Sun’s Ingress (Jul 19 - Aug 1) for Pushya Nakshatra

  • Sun enters Pushya on Jul 19 and remains here till Aug 1.
  • If you are born during this period then your Sun is in Pushya Nakshathra. A tree for Pushya is Ashwattha, so Ashwattha is worshipped during this period. Ashworth and Thulasi are wor-shipped during the entire Chathurmasa.

Tree of Pushya : Ashwattha

A tree for Pushya is Ashwattha, Peepal, or Piper longum. The peepal tree is also called the Bodhi tree. It is considered the most sacred tree. It is considered heaven. It is believed that Vishnu and Lakshmi reside on this tree on Saturdays. Ashworth and Peepal were 2 daemons. They were killing innocent people.
Shanidhev or Saturn killed both. Therefore, Ashwattha is worshipped on Saturdays. Interestingly Pushya is owned by Saturn Ashwattha is known for its wound healing, absorbing, memory-enhancing, and complexion-enhancing properties. The tree is also useful in the treatment of chronic ulcers, stomatitis, menstrual irregularities, diarrhea, diabetes, epilepsy, infertility, and infections.

Applications of Ashwattha

  • Milky latex obtained from the bark, root, or fruit of the plant helps in conceiving.
  • A decoction of the bark of the tree is used to treat diseases of the vaginal tract and diabetes.
  • A decoction of the bark helps in strengthening the uterine muscles and retains the foetus till full term.
  • Gargling lukewarm decoction of the bark is helpful to treat mouth ulcers and gingivitis.
  • Dried powder of the fruit or the paste of the bark along with honey is effective in severe cough.

Astronomical Information of Pushya Nakshatra

  • Almost all astronomers agree that Yogathara of Pushya is Asellus Australis or Delta Cancri.
  • Delta Cancri is a double star. It is a yellow-orange star and is a very cool star. It marks the location of the famous beehive cluster. It also marks the radiant of the Delta Cancrid’s meteor shower.

Remedies for Pushya Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology


Pushya Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign(Rashi) Compatibility of Pushya Nakshatra Bride

Aries, Taurus, Scorpio

Sign(Rashi) Compatibility of Pushya Nakshatra Groom

Aries, Taurus, Scorpio, Pisces

Nakshatra Compatibility of Pushya Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini*, Bharani, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasheersha
  • Gemini: Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Ashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Uttara*
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hastha
  • Libra: Swati, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Uttarashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttarashadha*, Shravan
  • Pisces: Uttarabhadhrapadha

Nakshatra Compatibility of Pushya Nakshatra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini*, Bharani, Krutthika
  • Taurus: Krutthika, Rohini, Mrugasheersha
  • Gemini: Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Uttara*
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hastha
  • Libra: Swati*, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Uttarashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttarashadha*, Shravan
  • Pisces: Purvabhadhrapadha, Uttharabhadhrapadha, Revati

Compatibility Factors of Pushya Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Madhya or middle
  • Gana (nature): Dev or god
  • Yoni (animal symbol): Mesha or ram
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Pushya Nakshatra: Monitory gains
  • Result of first menses on Pushya Nakshatra: Liked by husband, gives birth to a son, enjoys pleasures, an expert in her field, responsive.
  • Result of performing shraddha on Pushya Nakshatra: Good health
  • Beneficial activities on Pushya: Selling, learning, wearing new clothes and jewellery, stage performance, art and craft, washing precious clothes for the first time, plantation, marketing, digging a well or a borewell, begin learning dance, starting a new job, monetary investment, ploughing, sowing seeds, Vaman, Virechan, Shiramokshan and entering a new property.
  • Beneficial samskara or ceremonies on Pushya: Piercing, naming, 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 Pushya Nakshatra

  • Pushya is a Kshipra (fast) 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, or requiring quick results from your email or text should be performed on this nakshatra.
  • Pushya is the most prosperous nakshatra of all and anything done on this day would give benefits.
  • The only thing one should not do is to get married on this day, which will cause major issues in the marriage due to spouse’s focus more on career and teaching vs. the family life.

Caste of Pushya Nakshatra

  • It’s interesting to know why Pushya, whose deity is Guru/Brihaspati is a merchant caste. Well just like Jupiter, the guru, is the karaka of many houses, the caste itself represents different aspects of a certain planet.
  • Jupiter is not only a guru in gurukul who teaches about god realization, yoga, Upanishads but also someone who knows how an economical system should work, strategize during a war, deal with ecology, and environment.
  • This merchant caste here shows a guru, who knows how to deal and work in an economy.

Sound of Pushya Nakshatra

  • Pushya is a Kshipra (fast) nakshatra, which means any activity that requires fast reaction, fast healing and fast Hu- pada 1, Hey- pada 2, Ho- pada 3, Daa- 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 Pushya is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Cancer in the chart.
  • If someone is with a Pisces ascendant then the 5th house would be Cancer; when using such brands or name that starts with such sounds would be beneficial for happiness, children and luxuries.

Remedies of Pushya Nakshatra

  • One of the best remedies for Pushya is to donate money towards feeding and savings cows. This one simple act will turn their life around.
  • Having a lotus flower or statue of lotus flower in their home towards North enhances their life.
  • The other most beneficial remedy is to wear 22K gold chain.
  • It needs to be at least 22K or more as most of the western countries only sell 18K at most unless you go to an Asian or an Indian jewelry store.

Summary of Pushya Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology


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What is Special about Pushya Nakshatra?

Pushya is a Kshipra (fast) nakshatra, which means any activity that requires
fast reaction, fast healing and fast results should be done when Moon is
transiting this nakshatra.

Which Rashi is Pushya Nakshatra?


Who is the Lord of Pushya Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Pushya Nakshatra?


What is the Symbol of Pushya Nakshatra?

Cow’s udder

What is the Gana of Pushya Nakshatra?

Deva (Divine)

What is the Quality of Pushya Nakshatra?

Kshipra (Swift)

What is the Caste of Pushya Nakshatra?

Vaishya (Merchant)

What is the Animal of Pushya Nakshatra?


What is the Bird of Pushya Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Pushya Nakshatra?


What are the Initials of Pushya Nakhatra?

Hu, Hey Ho, Daa