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.
Hasta nakshatra consists of five prominently easily visible stars of the constellation known as the Corvi (the crow), which lies below the constellation of Virgo. These five stars, whose grouping was seen by the ancient Vedic seers as resembling the top of a hand (five fingertips), known in modern astronomy as the Alpha-Corvi, Beta-Corvi, Delta-Corvi, Gamma-Corvi, Epsilon-Corvi. Beta-Corvi is the brightest amongst these stars with a visual magnitude of 2.66. The constellation representing this asterism Corvi can be located in the night sky below the constellation Virgo to the right side of the Zodiac. It lies very close to the right-hand side of Spica, one of the brightest stars and can thus be easily spotted despite its relative faintness.
The make native of this nakshatra will be of a cool and calm nature. He tends to have a very charming smile that tends to readily attract members of the opposite sex. The qualities have a positive impact on everyone and once they get to know them, it is really difficult to neglect them. He has very high self-esteem in society. This nakshatra native is always ready to help the needy. He helps each and everyone without any expectations in return. Deception is not in his creed, he will never tend to cheat others at any cost. As far as living is concerned, he loves to lead a simple life, even if he is rich. He doesn’t believe in flaunting his wealth. Even after all the positive qualities he only gets criticism in return. He has a lot of patience, and very confident enough that one day he will be rewarded for all the efforts he puts in.
Professional Life: The native of this nakshatra is very disciplined and professional. The people quickly grow to lead their organizations and become businessmen. They have a very good educational foundation and an excellent general knowledge. He is a very good listener, so these natives generally have a good ability to settle disputes among his associates at his workplace. It is said that, before he turns 30, there will be a lot of uncertainty, but the age between 30 and 42 years of age will be the most fortunate time for his profession and also his personal life. After the age of 64, the Hasta nakshatra will be making a lot of money.
Compatibility: The native of this nakshatra will have a happy married life. He has a very understanding wife who conducts all the household work admirably. However, one odd trait is observed that in the wife of this wife is that she will be involved in same-sex activities.
Health: The native of this nakshatra will likely catch a cold and cough frequently, especially during the changing weather. So he must take good care of himself so he has to not develop asthma in the future.
The female native of this nakshatra is naturally shy. She has great regard for the elders. She is a person who doesn’t like to be ordered around. She is outspoken and does not care about the impact her words might have on the other person. This can be a reason why some relatives may resent her behavior.
Professional Life: Usually it is observed that the females of this nakshatra do not work because there is no financial compulsion because her husband and in-laws are well-off. However, when she is married into a house with a humble background, she is usually seen working in fields as farmers or at construction sites.
Compatibility: She will enjoy a very smooth and compatible. Her spouse will be very rich and caring, she won't have any problems with the in-laws. She will also enjoy bringing up her children who will love her so much.
Health: The female native of this nakshatra is god-gifted with good health, but is prone to minor health issues which include high blood pressure, Varicose veins, and asthma at the later stages of their life.
Name: “The Hand”
Symbol: There are three main symbols:
1. A hand with all five fingers spread-eagled.
2. A clenched fist
3. A Potter’s wheel
Deity or God: A solar deity presides over Hasta. The solar deity named “Savitar”. His name has two translations: ‘the impeller’ and ‘the first rays of the rising sun’.
Nature: Hasta nakshatra follows the Uttaraphalguni in which the family is established.
Mode of Functioning: Passive Nakshatra
Caste: It belongs to the Vaishya (merchant/business)class of people.
Gender: Male Nakshatra.
Body Parts: Hands are the body parts of this nakshatra.
Direction: East, South, North, and North-west
Profession: Artisans, Manual laborers, all professions requiring dexterity of hand, mechanics, jewellery makers, Origami experts, Circus performers, Stockbrokers, Toymakers, Small scale trade persons and businessmen, clerk, bankers, accountants, typists, cleaners, housekeepers, servants, doctors, physiotherapists, chemical and toiletry industry, textile industry, those connected with amusement parks, salespersons in all fields, professional comedians. Professions connected with food productions.
Places: Agricultural fields, Grazing pastures, home gardens, art and crafts studios, market place, Amusement parks, fairgrounds, and factories.
Guna (Essence): Rajasic nakshatra
Tattwa (Element): Fire element
Gana (Type): Considered as a Deva or godly nakshatra.
Orientation: Level Nakshatra
Disposition: Light and swift Nakshatra
Lunar Month: The first nine days of the Lunar month of the Chaitra, which usually falls in late March.
Lunar Day: Dvadashi (12th tithi or day)
Auspicious Activities: Good for most of the activities undertaken under the sun; Arts and crafts; activities that stimulate laughter; All types of hobbies especially things like pottery and jewellery making; planting seeds and gardening; domestic works; studying science and astrology; learning languages; dealing with children; travel and change of residence.
Inauspicious Activities: Planning a long-time goal and objectives; sexual activities; does not support relaxation and inactivity; not good for night time activities.
Planetary Ruler: The moon and the mercury are the ruling planets.
Vowels and Alphabets: “Pu”, “Sha”, “Nu” and “Tu”
The Sanskrit alphabet of Hasta corresponds to “Jha” and “Nya”. The mantras are “Om Jham” and “Om Nyam”
Sexual Type: Buffalo, the sexual activities are not refined in this nakshatra.
Esoteric: Hasta is the handyman of the universe and even esoteric things are nothing but exoteric when one truly understands the dictum- “As above, so below”
Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Pulahu
Remedial: The best remedy for every issue for this nakshatra is worshiping the sun.
Historical Personalities: Vivekananda, the famous Indian saint who made waves in the west by introducing the Vedanta philosophy. He combined wit, humor, and sarcasm to enthrall audiences across America and Europe back in India.
1st Pada: The first pada or quarter of the asterism 10 00’- 13”20’ Virgo falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. This pada results in exhibiting high energy associated with determination & will power which makes one an expert in almost every activity that they undertake. The professions which relate to Mathematics, Military, and surgical skills are enhanced here. If Mars and Sun are well placed then this pada is the strongest.
2nd Pada: The second pada or quarter of this asterism 13”20’- 16”40’ Virgo falls in Taurus navamsa ruled by Venus. The emphasis here is on down to earth practicality. Planets positioned in this pada seek material arrangement and perfection as their only dharma. Honest and morality are more developed here in comparison to other padas. This pada supports artistic activities. A well-placed Mercury and Venus and Saturn give good results here.
3rd Pada: The third pada or quarter of this asterism 16 40’- 20”00’ Virgo falls in Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. This is the pada of the merchant trader and business person. The emphasis here is on the career. This is the most dexterous and clever amongst the Hasta padas. Perfectly placed Mercury here increases the native's intelligence and skills.
4th Pada: The fourth pada or quarter of this asterism 20 00’-23”20’ Virgo falls in Cancer navamsa are led by Moon. The focus here is on family life and communal co-existence. This pada promises material security at the same time promotes suspicion towards anything foreign. This pada consists of all the best and the worst qualities of this Nakshatra. Only a well placed Jupiter gives stronger results here especially in regards to having good progeny.
Lucky Number: 2
Lucky Letters: D, N, P, S
Lucky Colors: Deep Green
Lucky Stones: Pearl
Advantages of wearing Pearl