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Nakshatra

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.

Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology

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

  • Blood-shot eyes, physically impure, long-lived, slim
  • Stable mind, mixed disposition, ascetic winning his senses, subtle, controlled senses
  • 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.

Vishakha Nakshatra Pada Description

Vishakha Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Aries Navamsa (Governed by Mars)
  • 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
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  • 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)
  • 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
DonateCopper
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

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.
ActivityActive
CasteMleccha
DirectionDownward
GenderFemale
NadiKapha
NatureSharp and soft (mixed)
QualitySattvic
YoniTiger
SpecieRakshasa
TattvaFire