Hasta Nakshatra is 13th among 27 Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology.
What is Hasta Nakshatra?
What is Hastra Nakshatra and its main themes, traits, mythologies and activation. We will explain all this in seperate paras as below. Hasta is hand, a spread hand, and it symbolizes the Sun. The fingers as rays and the palm as the Sun itself. It is a trustworthy Nakshatra. This Nakshatra is associated with humor, wit, and sarcasm.
- The natives of this Nakshatra are a quick thinker and have a quick wit.
- This Nakshatra is associated with an elephant.
- Mysterious smile and is jovial is another signification of this Nakshatra.
- Mischievousness is their fundamental nature.
Deity of Hasta Nakshatra is Savitur:
Savitur is the deity associated with Hasta Nakshatra. This is the solar deity that inspires you to start your day. Typically, people who get up in the morning should be looking at their hands and praying to ‘Savitur’ for their hand to do good deeds. The alternative names to this Nakshatra are ‘Bhanu’ or ‘Arkya’; both are related to Sun and thus to solar principles.
Savitur, the God of inspiration, is the giver of life and assists with childbirth. So, there is a relationship between Progeny and Hasta Nakshatra. The creativity and the use of the procreative ability is another thing about this Nakshatra.
Energies Running Hasta Nakshatra:
Two energies operate in Hasta Nakshatra, one is of Mercury (Virgo’s ruler), and the other is of Moon (ruler of Hasta Nakshatra). So, we can say that we invoke the intellect and the mind. Gayatri Mantra is, therefore, recited to awaken the inner spiritual being of a person by invoking the Hasta Nakshatra.
Hasta Nakshatra natives are, therefore,
- good orators and excellent public speaker who could inspire people.
- If one can channelize the energies, then a lot can be achieved in life.
Mythology of Hasta Nakshatra:
Prajapati Daksha (Progenitor) Yagna:
Prajapati Daksha organized a grand Yagna in which all the Gods were invited except for lord Shiva and his wife, Sati. The reason behind it was that Sati, the daughter of Prajapati Daksha, married Shiva without the consent of her father.
This infuriated Prajapati Daksha as Shiva (a smoker of weed and who lived in the Shamsaans) was considered an outcast. Sati, despite not being called in the Yagna, goes to attend the Yagna, thinking that her father would forgive her.
But Prajapati Daksha instead humiliates her and her husband in front of everyone. The insult was too much for Sati to take, and she jumps in the pyre lit for performing the Yagna and dies. This angers Lord Shiva when he comes to know about it.
He sends Mahakali, Veerbhardra, and Kaal Bhairav to devastate and kill all those who are present in the Yagna. Apart damaging other Gods, Kaal Bhairav chops off the hand of ‘Savitur.’
Using the analogy:
‘The golden arms later replaced Savitur’ s chopped off arms. Therefore, he was also called as ‘Hiranya Hasta’, the one with golden hands. Therefore, Hasta Nakshatra is associated with a golden arm.
Things best done While Hasta Nakshatra is Operating:
As Ashwini Nakshatra, Hasta Nakshatra is a Laghu and Sheegra (Light and Swift) Nakshatra. When this Nakshatra is operating, it supports good results from the administrating of medicine, or going for IVF, or meeting a doctor.
Another Analogy of Savitur:
Savitur is the first rays of the Sun, and Usha is the first ray. Ashwini Kumar comes chasing the Usha. After Usha follows Savitur, her brother. Usha paves the way for Savitur to come and shine.
Using this analogy:
For Hasta Nakshatra people, their sister or sister like figure plays a vital role (career, life-changing figure) in their lives. She may pave away for them.
Traits, themes of Hasta Nakshatra:
Another symbol after a spread-out hand of this Nakshatra is a clenched fist. The main themes arising out of this symbol are described below:
- This clenched fist is about fighting, secrecy, and determination.
- The third symbology of Hasta Nakshatra is a potter wheel. It signifies that hand has a very significant role in shaping life.
- Hasta people are timekeepers. However, if malefic aspects Hasta, then they could be the worst keep of time.
Characteristics of Hasta Nakshatra:
The main characterstics of this Nakshatra are described as below:
- Mannerism is also childlike
- Quest for higher knowledge and learnings
What house which becomes Significant for any Nakshatra?
Make that Nakshatra at the ascendant and see which house the ruler of this Nakshatra comes in the Horoscope. This house is very prominent for that Nakshatra. For e.g., Let us make the Hasta Nakshatra sit in the ascendant (6th house). Now, the ruler planet of this Nakshatra is the Moon, which is the lord of the eleventh house here (Cancer). Thereofre, as a result eleventh house is of much importance for the natives of this Nakshatra.
Themes of Hasta Nakshatra.
- Intelligent Debaters, crafty speakers using wit and humor.
- Manipulative and cunning for personal gains.
- Healing modalities using hands.
- Success adventures and racquet sports.
- Astrology and Palmistry can be their forte.
- Success in Art, Drama, Music, and Painting.
- Trickery and Magic
- Puppetry, juggling, and ventriloquism
Some famous personalities born in Hasta Nakshatra
The characterstics mentioned above have given some most famous personalities to the world. A few of these names are : Fiedal Castro, Swami Vivekanand, Joseph Stalin, Lal Bahadur Shastri, Pope Benedict XVI. We can search for more similar names
Activation of Hasta Nakshatra as per Nadis.
As per Nadis, the Hasta Nakshatra gets activates in specific years. The years when this Nakshatra along with the house and planets is discussed hereunder:
- The first time this Nakshatra activates is in the 6th year.
- Second time it activates in the chart is in the 24th years.
- Then third time this Nakshatra activates is in the 68th year.
I have tried to explain the intricacies of this Nakshatra. Kindly apply them very judiciously in the chart. Now these factors are on the basis of overall principles of Vedic Astrology. Therefore for any specific queries, it is always better to consult any good astrologer. Of course, any question relating to this Nakshatra is welcome in the comments box of this blog..
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