Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction
Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology can be split as Vi and Shakha. Vi means special and Shakha means branches. The literal meaning of word Vishakha is the one with special or many branches.
Vishakha Nakshatra in Vedic 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.
Symbol: A Thoran (Door Garland) The symbol of Vishakha is ‘Thoran’ or decoration of the door. It is depicted in the above picture. This is an indication that eyelids have finished forming. Another symbol for Vishakha is the potter’s wheel.
Deity: The Shakragni The lord of Vishakha is Shakragni. Shakragni is a male combination of Indhra and Agni. While learning about Krittika we learned about Agni. Let’s learn a bit about Indhra now. He is the god of heaven, lightning, thunderstorms, clouds, rains, and streams of water.He rides on a white elephant. The meaning of the word Indhu is a raindrop.
Characteristics of Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology
Will give equal treatment to friends and foes alike
Great person, strong, destroys his enemies, skilful with fire and working with metals, an expert in the brewery
Kind helps many, obedient, intelligent, witty
Candid, speaks the truth, will give equal treatment to friends and foes alike, always engaged in doing Yagya and worship
Loves children, loves friends, loves relatives, bereft of relatives, few friends, friendly to none, causes differences amongst friends.
Sometimes fierce and sometimes mild
Speaks well, skilful in languages
Wealthy, stingy, miserly
Short-tempered, quarrelsome, jealous
Always thinking about sex, addicted to prostitutes, forbidden love, goes after others' women, lovers of women.
Attributes of Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology
Spread from 20'00" Tula up to 3'20" Vrischika Rashi.
Another name of this Star is Radha, a compliment to Anuradha, the birth star of Surya.
From this is derived the fulfilment of action, variety of enterprise, achievement irrespective of the means employed and fearless and unscrupulous pursuit of self-interest. The only objective is to reach the end justifying it by any means fair or foul. Real friendship hardly happens.
A man born under this star works at various things but hardly concentrates on any one of them. To spread about and to dissipate is another attribute of this star.
The native of this star aims at success and is pleased with it when it happens, nothing else matters. Among other attributes may be mentioned obedience to religious injunctions, quickness of the uptake, and also loss and disaster from enemies , sometimes even death or lunacy
Description of Vishakha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise
According to Hora Sara: Should Vishakha be one's birth Nakshatra, one will be odiously disposed, will utter too much, have sons, wife, money, and wisdom, and be respectful towards the learned, preceptors, and Brahmins, and be liberal in donations. He will suffer from eye diseases.
According to Jataka Parijata: If a person is born under the star (Vishakha), he will be proud, but luxurious, overcome his enemies and betray much irritability.
According to Sage Narada: One born in Vishakha will be extremely jealous, slim, skillful in languages, will destroy his enemies, be an ascetic winning his senses, wealthy and miserly.
According to Brihat Samhita: One born under Vishakha becomes jealous, greedy, bright in appearance, clever in speech, and quarrelsome.
Focus on Relationships, Passionate, Instinctive and Willful in Nature Relationships may lack strong commitment, Can Appear Rude, Adamant Unpredictable and Fearful
Those born in the first pada possess a small girdle, remember help rendered by others, proud, old, born, addicted to bad jobs, troublesome to relatives and bereft of corns and wealth, wise, leaders of the army, enjoyers and peaceful.
Changing Family Traditions and Values, Going against Grains of Expectations or Family Values Creative with Change in Finances, Being Creative with Money, Making Money Work in Different Ways, Standing up For Business Ethics or Changing Them.
Those born in the third pada are bestowed with fame, long life, and happiness. They reap the good of all their jobs. They carry on trade and commerce.
Make Their Point or Invoke Change Digging Deep for Information, Doing Whatever it Takes to Prove a Point, Finding Emotional, Sensitive, Seeking Emotional Extremes, Changes, Persuasive Ability Talented at Dealing with Emotional Baggage
Those born in the fourth pada are givers, respected, always enjoying, religious, and endowed with children. They are endowed with gems.
Sun’s Ingress (Nov 6 – Nov 19) for Vishakha Nakshatra
The Sun enters Vishakha on Nov 6 and resides in Vishakha till Nov 19.
If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Vishakha Nakshathra. Thulasi Vivaha and Thripurari Pournima are celebrated during this period. Even Chathurmasa ends during this period.
On Thripurari Pournima, the daemon Thripurasur was killed by Lord Shiva. On this day, 720 wicks are illuminated in temples. This is also called Dheva Diwali.
Thulasi Vivaha is performed during this period. One meaning of the word Vivaha is a type of wind. Therefore, this might indicate starting observation of winds suggested by Shree Varahamihira.
According to Varahamihira, the sky's observation should start around this period for the next monsoon because the cloud formation starts around this time. You would be aware that the clouds are formed on dust or carbon particles.
Tree of Vishakha: Vikantaka
A tree for Vishakha is Vikantaka. This is also called the governor’s plum. It is anti-malarial, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer. The fruit is used to make Jam and wine. The bark is used as a tanning material.
Applications of Vikantaka:-
1.Vikantaka is effective in jaundice and liver disorders. 2.The leaves and roots are used to treat snakebite. 3.Roots are effective in colic. 4.The gum is effective in cholera. 5.It is also effective in throat infections and pneumonia. 6.It is even effective in nasal bleeding and other bleeding disorders.
Astronomical Information of Vishakha Nakshatra
Some astronomers consider 24 Librae as Yogathara of Vishakha, and other astronomers consider Alpha Li- brae as Yogathara. We will go with Alpha Librae because of the ecliptic latitude.
Alpha Librae is a double star. It can be occulted by the Moon and by other planets.
It is a white star considered hotter than average.
Remedies for Vishakha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology
Horse gram or Kulith
Agnihothra, Arghyam to Sun, Homam, Yadnya, Havanam
Indhra Sooktham & Agni Sooktham
Vishakha Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology
Sign compatibility of Thula Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Bride
Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius
Sign compatibility of Vrischika Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Bride
Aries, Leo, Aquarius
Sign compatibility of Thula Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Groom
Aries, Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius
Sign compatibility of Vrischik Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Groom
Aries, Leo, Virgo, Aquarius
Nakshathra Compatibility of Thula Rashi and Vishakha Nakshathra Bride