In Vedic Astrology, known as ‘Jyotish' in Sanskrit, the 27 constellations (Nakshatras) determines the core of celestial influences on our planet. The term Nakshatra when dissected gets split into Naksha - Map, and Tara – Star which points out the "Star mapping" technique. The 27 Nakshatras, in a way, represents our ideal path in the passage of life right from the moment of birth and goes till death.
Chitra is one of the few asterisms which are represented by a single star. Its star is commonly known as Spia (Alpha- Virginis) which lies in the lower back part of the constellation Virgo. It can be said to be placed around the region where the “hips of the maiden” formed by the shape of the constellation Virgo would lie. It is one of the brightest stars in the night sky. It can be spotted even in the polluted skies of the big metropolitan cities. Ancient Vedic seers saw this star as the residence of Vishwakarma, the divine architect.
The male natives of this Nakshatra are very intelligent and loves to maintain and stay in a peaceful environment. He will sometimes miss the opportunity to gain any personal benefits. He is usually very punctual and ahead of time. This native would make an astrologer because he has strong intuitions about things about to happen. The male native of this Nakshatra makes people amazed that they confer a godly quality on him.
Professional Life: The male native of this Nakshatra is very hardworking and can overcome any obstacle ahead of his in this upcoming years. However, it is said that up to the age of 32, he will continue to face obstacles. From the age of 33 to 54, his professional life would be perfect. He will also receive rewards from the unexpected quarters, without putting in any effort. He may earn good money in the fields of sculptor, mechanic, factory labor or even work as a politician.
Compatibility: The native of this Nakshatra is very compatible with his family members including siblings and parents. He is very suspicious by nature which makes him suspect all their activities without any reason. The love relationship of this Nakshatra will remain stable, there will be frequent friction with his spouse. All through life he shoulders a lot of responsibilities and is yet criticized by everyone but he never complains about it.
Health: The male native of this Nakshatra will face problems relating to Kidney and Bladder, Brain fever, abdominal worms, and tumors. These may cause a lot of problems but if taken good care these can be cured.
The female native of this Nakshatra carve a lot of freedom, and are of a straight-forward behavior which keeps creating problems for her. The female of this Nakshatra is proud of nature. She may have very few friends and also tends to indulge in too many sinful activities.
Professional Life: The female native of this Nakshatra is usually a science student and later has chances to become a nurse. However, she can also be passionate about becoming an actress or a model, especially if she is good looking. If she is from a modest family, she may have to work in the field of agriculture, but she loves all the work she does.
Compatibility: If the horoscope of the female native of this Nakshatra is not matched properly with that of her would-be husband, there are chances of her spouse dying or some chances of divorce, or there are also chances that she might not be sexually compatible with her husband in the future. She can also have a happy marriage because these problems can be rectified by resorting to astrological remedies after consulting an astrologer.
Health: The female of this native will suffer from health problems such as Appendicitis, Worms, Bladder problems & Kidney Inflammations.
Name: “Glittering”, “Bright”, “Brilliant”, “ Beautiful”, “Magic”.
In a way, this Nakshatra conveys more of its inherent qualities through its name than any other Nakshatra does.
Symbol: “Big, Bright, Shining Jewel”
The alternate symbol of this Nakshatra is a Pearl.
Deity or God: Tvastar, the Celestial Architect.
Nature: The only one phrase is given to this Nakshatra “Create, Create and Create”. It is a Dynamic and Energetic Nakshatra which has the energy to stand still.
Mode of Functioning: Active Nakshatra. It is also Hyperactive and Indefatigable.
Caste: Farmer Caste
Gender: Female Nakshatra
Body Parts: Forehead and Neck
Direction: From the South East to South, to West.
Profession: All types of Artisans and Craftsmen: Sculptors; Architects; all types of Designers; Practicing Plastic Surgeons; Photographers; Graphic designers; Music Composers; Art directors; Novelists; Builders; those associated with theatres; Horologists; Advertising Industry; Musicians
Places: Capital cities; Places of historical and Architectural importance like ‘Taj Mahal’, ‘Eiffel Tower’, etc. It also includes placed found by artisans, merchants, consumers, and women; Markets; Trade shows’ wardrobe closets; All places connected to the above professions.
Guna (Essence): Tamasic Nakshatra.
Tattwa (Element): Fire Element.
Gana (Type): Rakshasa or Demonic Nakshatra.
Orientation: Level Nakshatra.
Disposition: Soft, Mild and Tender Nakshatra
Lunar Month: Middle 9 days of the Lunar Month of Chitra, Which usually falls in April.
Lunar Day: Dvithiya (second day or tithi)
Auspicious Activities: Health and body improvement measures; Buying new clothes and wearing them; Home designing; any activity related to art and craft; Spiritual practices which include visualization, all issues related to the opposite sex. Good for preparing medicines, etc.
Inauspicious Activities: Unfavorable for confrontation; Marriage; Activites that require investigation as their illusions are strong.
Planetary Ruler: Mars
Vowels and Alphabets: “Pe”, “Po”, “Ra”, “Re”.
In the Sanskrit language, this Nakshatra corresponds to “Ta” and “Tha”. The mantras are “Om Tam” and “Om Tham”
Sexual Type: Tiger, aggressive and dominant behavior towards sexual activities.
Esoteric: This Nakshatra is the Architect of the Universe and thus related to Brahma.
Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Krathu
Remedial: Worship of the feminine deities who ride a tiger-like Goddess Durga, Bhavani, Jagdamba, etc.
Historical Personalities: Anna Nichole Smith, the famous model who inherited a fortune from a 90-year-old billionaire husband has her moon placed in Chitra. Mahatma Gandhi is the famous Indian Political crusader belonged to the Chitra native, his life and work reveal the energetic and indefatigable quality of this Nakshatra. As Chitra nature says, Gandhi was a highly sexed person in his personal life.
1st Pada: The first Pada or the quarter of this asterism 23 20’- 26 40’ Virgo falls in Leo Navamsa are led by the Sun. On the lower level, the emphasis here is on the personal glamour. Whereas on the higher level this Pada strives for perfection. This Pada has a very strong ability to keep secrets. Planets here function in a very hidden non-apparent way Sun, Mars, Mercury, and Rahu are especially strong here.
2nd Pada: The second Pada or quarter of this asterism 26 40’- 30”00’ Virgo falls in Virgo navamsa are led by Mercury. The emphasis of this Pada is on order, arrangement, maternity, and duality. This is a well- disciple Pada which concludes whatever has begun in the life of this native. Saturn, Mercury, and Rahu are strong here.
3rd Pada: The third Pada or quarter of this asterism 00 00’- 3 20’ Libra falls in the Libra navamsa led by Venus. On the material plane, the main focus of this quarter is on relationships, self-absorption and to maintain equilibrium. This is a very self-centered Pada which also at the same time wants to rise in life through manipulating the social circle. Planets in this Pada like to dazzle and flaunt. Mercury, Venus, and Saturn here are very strong in this Pada.
4th Pada: The fourth Pada or quarter of this asterism 3 20’- 6 40’ Libra falls in Scorpio navamsa are led by Mars. This quarter is related to the magical and mysterious idea of Chita. More passion and secrecy are displayed in this Pada. Venus, Saturn, Rahu, and Ketu are the strongest in this Pada.
Lucky Number: 9
Lucky Letters: R and P
Lucky Colors: Black
Lucky Stones: Coral
Advantages of Wearing Coral