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.

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Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology

Characteristics of Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The native with Vikshakha Nakshatra have blood-shot eyes, slim and they live a healthy and long life.
  • The native have stable mind, mixed disposition, ascetic winning his senses, subtle, and have controlled senses.
  • The native is unbiased person and will give equal treatment to friends and foes.
  • The native is strong minded person which have the potential to destroys his enemies easily. They can be skillful with fire and working with metals, they can also be an expert in the brewery.
  • They native are grounded to earth and are kind in nature, they are always available to help a person.
  • The native with the Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology are very obedient, intelligent, and witty.
  • The native is generally candid, they speaks the truth, and always believes in their morals and core values.
  • You can see the person with Vishakha Nakshatra always engaged in doing Yagya and worship, since they are very religious person.
  • The native can be fond of children.
  • The native with Vishakha Nakshatra can be very reserved in nature and can have only few close friends, but they will always cherish the people who are on their side, and and causes differences amongst friends or people they are not close to.
  • The native with the Vishakha Nakshatra can sometimes fierce and sometimes mild.
  • The native with Vishakha Nakshtra are good with the words, they speak well, and are very skillful in learning various languages.
  • The native with the Vishakha Nakshtra are short-tempered, quarrelsome, and they can easily gets jealous.
  • The native have their own way of dealing with their partner, they can be gentle lover. They can be very charismatic, which makes them more appealing to the opposite sex.

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.

Agni Dev - The Lord of Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology
Indra Dev - The Lord of Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology

Historical Significance of Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology | Symbolism of Vishakha Nakhsatra in Astrology

  • The yoni animal of Vishakha is the male tiger. The tiger hunts around 3:30—4:00 am in the morning when it’s completely quiet and certain animals are just starting to wake up.
  • A Vishakha native will always wake up around this time or at least become aware that they were asleep and now they are up, they may not do anything specific while some may love to have midnight snacks.
  • Tiger also hunt at night due to their retinal adaptation to darkness; they can see extremely clearly in the dark, so a tiger or tigress can see quite well in the dark.
  • Vishakha nakshatra natives can easily adapt to darkness, much quicker and faster than others, especially when luminaries like Sun or Moon are in this nakshatra.
  • A tiger is an extremely careful animal, who is quiet when hunting and you wouldn’t know what hit you.
  • He would suddenly launch at you with an attack.
  • Vishakha 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 but 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.
  • Next time look at an image of a tiger, the face of the tiger, perhaps a close-up face photo. Keep looking at it, and suddenly it will feel like again (fire) spewing out around the eyes.
  • The symbolism of Vishakha nakshatra is a triumphal Arch, potter’s wheel. When we look at a triumphal arch, you notice the “Arch”, and this is very important in a life of a Vishakha native.
  • The symbol of an arch is connected with pillars and is considered a place of regal royal status like government buildings, palaces, and luxury hotels.
  • This symbolism represents return of warriors from a winning battlefield.
  • In olden days when a champion or solider came back from winning the battle they were ceremonially greeted under a triumphant gate.
  • Whenever a Vishaka person enters a home or a workplace with arch or pillars they achieve quick success but suddenly also lose interest in either professional or personal life, depending upon which gates the arch represents.
  • The other symbolism of Vishakha is the potter’s wheel. There is also a type of wheel that is used in directing ships and yachts, which can also be symbolized by this wheel.
  • The potter’s wheel shows the creative and artistic side of Vishakha. They know how to sculpt something from nothing and how to get a business or venture from thin air.
  • The wheel goes around and the pottery is created in the middle; Vishakha natives think the world revolves around them vs the other way around, they become too self-centered and egotistical.
  • Vishakha natives are the pot being shaped and sculpted by the Universe. They become more refined and more focused on God with age.
  • The pottery wheel is also in a shape of a galaxy on the finger of Vishnu and Krishna, this again signifies that Vishakha natives think they run and rule the world.
  • The wheel also represents what goes around, comes around. Vishakas native are more susceptible in getting quick back karma based on their actions.
  • Vishakha nakshatra is the only nakshatra with two different deities, with each of them having their own individual nakshatras.
  • The deities are Indra who presides over Jyeshtha nakshatra, and Agni who rules Krittika nakshatra. Indra is the King of the Gods, who is the champion, and is seen as the one enjoying all the luxuries, drinking soma, & gambling.
  • He is the king of gods yet he is the most insecure, as he is not willing to let go of his throne and ends up acting out of his insecurities.
  • Agni is the god of fire, who along with Indra drinks soma. Agni transfers the offerings from the men to the Gods, and back. He is present in all the fire rituals especially yagnas, & havans done by the men to fulfil their desires.
  • The story goes that Agni was filled with great hunger and needed to burn down Khandava forest to quench his hunger. However, Takshaka, the serpent king lived in the forest and was a friend of Indra.
  • Hence, Indra would bring down rains to prevent Agni from consuming the forest.
  • Arjuna and Krishna, after obtaining their divine weapons and the chariot from Varuna, created a canopy of arrows, which allowed Agni to consume the forest.
  • Indra was happy that his son Arjuna was able to complete his task and blessed him.
  • Indra also killed Visvarupa, son of Tvashta or Vishwakarma. As a result Tvashta created Vritra to avenge Visvarupa’s killing but unfortunately he too was slayed by Indra with his Vajra, prepared from the bones of rishi Dadhichi.

  • By reading the mythology we get that Vishakha natives are extremely insecure and cannot take defeat by another person.
  • They want to be the champion; they want to be the first and will do whatever it takes to achieve it.
  • Since Vishakha represents two deities, it shows a divide, a division in these natives.
  • They are always split into decisions, what to do, what not to do, whether to pick this or that, and they usually have a split personality or mood disorder due to such confusion in their life.
  • Vishakha native are extremely clever in accomplishing their mission in life.
  • Vishakha native can easily penetrate into their enemy’s heart by befriending them and when they know what hurts the person most, they will use that against them.
  • Vishakha is about Indra and Agni and shows at one point their life Vishakha natives find a fascination with fire rituals, raw fire pit, barbeque or even a smoker.
  • In the mythology of Indra he is being obsessed with Ahilya, the wife of sage Gautam.
  • He started stalking and pursuing her even after she was married. He tricked his way and transformed himself in her husband’s body and made love to her.
  • Ahilya though knowing something is wrong surrendered and made love. When her husband walked in the hut and saw them both, he cursed Indra to have his body covered with 1000 yonis (vagina). Ashamed, he went into isolation and when other Gods found this they pleaded to Brahma to help Indra.
  • Brahma went to sage Gautam and requested that the thousand yonis be turned into thousand eyes. The wish was granted.
  • The above mythology shows the sexual obsession of a Vishakha native, at one point in their life they will seduce a 3rd party spouse and even be in danger of getting caught, but how would the curse work on a normal Vishakha person.
  • Vishakha natives would be obsessed with porn, constant masturbation and always having a lustful eye for every beautiful female or male.
  • The thousand eyes of Indra transforms into the obsession of spying on others, having obsession to spy on others, spy on women.
  • Vishakha natives simply always want to bring down the heavens to earth. These folks want to have a lavish house, a bar in the house, beautiful painting, most of the time Vishakha men love painting of classic nude women or dancing women; in the palace of Indra there were dancers, parties, and all the pleasure of the heaven.
  • Vishakha nakshatra also deals with secret societies, obsession for learning about illuminati, Freemasons and Skull & Bone society.
  • There are other polytheism which are very close to that of Indra aka Vishakha like Marduk from Mesopotamia.
  • He is known as the chief of God, the king of Gods, with eyes all around his head and spoke spells, he who went and fought Tiamat.

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.

Vishakha Nakshatra Pada Description

Vishakha Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Aries Navamsa (Governed by Mars in Astrology)
  • 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.

Vishakha Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Taurus Navamsa (Governed by Venus in Astrology)
  • 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.

Vishakha Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Gemini Navamsa (Governed by Mercury in Astrology)
  • 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

FeedHorse gram or Kulith
VrathamAgnihothra, Arghyam to Sun, Homam, Yadnya, Havanam
Vedic SookthamIndhra 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

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Mrigasheersha
  • Gemini: Mrigasheersha, Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya
  • Leo: Poorva
  • Virgo: Utthara, Hasta, Chitra*
  • Libra: Chitra, Swati
  • Scorpio: Vishakha*, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola*, Poorvashadha
  • Capricorn: Dhanishtha*
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha, Shathatharaka, Poorvabhadhrapadha

Nakshatra Compatibility of Vrischika Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika,
  • Taurus: Krittika, Mrigasheersha
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Hasta, Chitra*
  • Libra: Chitra, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Anuradha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha
  • Capricorn: Dhanishtha
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha, Shathatharaka, Poorvabhadhrapadha
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadhrapadha, Uttharabhadhrapadha

Nakshatra Compatibility of Thula Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika
  • Taurus: Mrigasheersha
  • Gemini: Mrugasheersha, Aardhra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya
  • Leo: Poorva
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra*
  • Libra: Chitra, Swati
  • Scorpio: Vishakha*, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha
  • Capricorn: Dhanishtha*
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha, Shathatharaka, Poorvabhadhrapadha

Nakshatra Compatibility of Vrischika Sign and Vishakha Nakshatra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika,
  • Taurus: Krittika, Mrigasheersha
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Hasta, Chitra*
  • Libra: Chitra, Vishakha*
  • Scorpio: Anuradha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha
  • Capricorn: Dhanishtha
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha, Shathatharaka, Poorvabhadhrapadha
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadhrapadha, Uttharabhadhrapadha

Compatibility Factors of Vishakha Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Anthya or Last
  • Gana (Nature): Rakshasa or daemon
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Vyaghra or tiger
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Vishakha Nakshathra: Popularity
  • Result of first menses on Vishakha Nakshathra: May face challenges in getting kids, may enjoy alcohol, aggressive, not keen for cleanliness and popular in friends
  • Result of performing Shraddha on Vishakha Nakshathra: Birth of a Baby Or Fulfilment of Desire.
  • Beneficial Activities on Vishakha: Wearing new clothes and jewellery, washing precious clothes for the first time, buying weapons, plantation, marketing, monetary investment and ploughing
  • Beneficial Savskara or Ceremonies on Vishakha: No ceremonies are suggested on Vishakha

Caste of Vishakha Nakshatra

  • The caste of this nakshatra is the merchant, the businessman.
  • This is the individual who is the Indra and doesn’t want to be told what to do, what time to come to work, and what time to leave. Indra does as he pleases.
  • They want to set their own price, their own hour and their own choice of work.
  • There are perhaps a billion people who have Vishakha nakshatra in their chart but this doesn’t mean they are all doing business, but if you were to ask them, if they had a choice between business and job they would pick business right away.
  • Outside they might be the dedicated servant but inside they are Indra.
  • Many Visahakha natives always reach the executive level in their company even if it’s not their own business; and want to have great package pay.

Remedies for Vishakha Nakshatra

  • The best remedy for this nakshatra is to do fire rituals at home like yagna or havan.
  • Whenever some conflict arises then they should take a fruit or vegetable and cut it in half with a knife as it calms the vicious energy of Vishakha.
  • If a prominent planet is sitting in this nakshatra in a good house then having a brass statue of Indra and Kamadhenu cow is very beneficial for material progress.

Summary of Vishakha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerJupiter
SymbolA triumphal gateway decorated with leaves
DeityShakragni (king of the deities, and fire deity resp)
RulershipTrees that bear red blossoms and fruits, sesame, green gram, cotton, black gram, Bengal gram, and men devoted to Indra and Agni.
Moon in VishakhaThe person is jealous, greedy, has a fair complexion, is clever in speaking, and in causing quarrels.
NatureSharp and soft (mixed)

What is the animal of Vishakha Nakshatra?

The male tigers represent Vishakha Nakshatra. The native with this Nakshatra is daring and curious to move into unknown places.

What is special about Vishakha Nakshatra?

The sixteenth Nakshatra is Vishakha, and its lord is Jupiter. This nakshatra symbolizes power with a hint of position or authority as it's ruled by Indra and Agni The Triumphal Arc belongs specifically to those born under this sign - it represents what they believe in: victory!

Which Rashi is Vishakha Nakshatra?

Vishakha Nakshatra expands in two Rashi: Tula (Libra) & Vrishchik (Scorpio).

Who is the Lord of Vishakha Nakshatra?

The Nakshatra of Vishakha is ruled by the all-burning fire god Indragni. That explains their energetic and powerful nature. They are blessed with good appearance and features, like their fiery nature suggests - they embody delightfulness itself! Another meaning of Vishakha is 'Radha', the love interest of Lord Krishna.

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

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