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 apparently 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.
The seed of Solar Energy, Krittika, is represented in the celestial form by a well-known group of seven bright stars in the Pleiades star cluster. Ancient Vedic observers saw these stars forming a necklace and they are called as 27-Tauri (Atlas) Eta-Tauri (Alcyone) 23-Tauri (Merope), 17 –Tauri (Electra) 29-Tauri (Pleione) 19-Tauri (Taygeta) & 20-Tauri (Maia). These stars are very easily visible in the night sky because of their close proximity with each other and Alcyone is the brightest among them with a visual magnitude of 2.88. These starts lie in the region to the right of the bright star Alpha-Tauri (Rohini)
Initiating, Care-takers, and keen on Protecting others; Karthikeya’s heroic valours deeds are mirrored in this Nakshatra. The “Fire” element’s fierceness such as combat nature and militaristic attitude are naturally rooted in the minds of Krittika men. This eventually makes them physically very active and always looking for challenges. They have an eye for constant growth or learning new things that they come across every day. This Nakshatra plays a key role in nurturing children and directing them in the most righteous way.
Professional Life: All professions using fire and sharp objects. Those who work in Rehabilitation centers, Orphanages, Nurseries; Professions including Teaching, Self-Improvement advisors, Counsellors, Lawyers and Authoritative jobs like Critics, Managers, and Generals.
Compatibility: Krittika is hot and strict while its Venusian energy brings love, care, and harmony in life thus making it a balanced Nakshatra. Krittika men are lucky enough to get a perfect conjugal for their life that they see and adore ideal qualities in their better half. Most favorable events happen between the age of 25-35, although struggles are quite often known to step in.
Health: Balanced diet is something that they have to follow strictly as they are much inclined towards the junk foods they often tend to miss a nutritious diet. Serious health issues aren’t a part of their lives but they have to look after their teeth and eye every now and then. Brain and Lung problems should be immediately taken care of.
She is quirky and uncanny. She speaks her heart out without considering the outcomes of it in any way. She is bold, courageous (often misinterpreted as rude or arrogant) and deep inside she is very fragile that she overthinks many times. She knows the tricks of the trade better to balance the personal and professional life without compromising on anything.
Professional Life: Their nurturing quality goes to a very large extent that they love being a housewife and look after their kids & in-laws. They also have interests in Teaching professions, Administrative works and also an Engineer.
Compatibility: Marriage life for a Krittika woman is not any feel-good-story. It is much more complicated as they often have misunderstandings and judgemental issues with their spouse & in-laws but she wouldn’t make it a fuss as she loves everyone equally.
Health: Stress, anxiety and overthinking take them into the depression that they have to overcome it with spiritual practices and joining hands with nature.
Name: Krittiks refers to “The one who cuts” or “The Cutters”
Symbol: Axe, Razor or any sharp instrument like a blade or knife
Deity or God: Karthikeya, The Commander of the Celestial Godly forces
Nature: Criticizing and highly intolerable towards imperfections
Mode of Functioning: It is an Active Nakshatra that helps to enhance willpower, leadership, education, and life battles
Caste: Priestly or Brahminical as they are inclined towards learning and purity
Gender: Female (Maternal nature)
Body Parts: Hips, Loins and The Crown
Direction: East, Sout-East, South
Places: Places with hot climates; Agricultural areas, Industrial environment, Tropical forests, Buildings, Military bases, and places that use fire in one form or other.
Guna: Rajasic Nakshatra; Initiative, Motivation and Leadership qualities
Element (Tattwa): Earth
Gana (type): “Rakshasa” or “Demonic Nakshatra” because of the violence associated with it
Orientation and Disposition: Downward Nakshatra with its penetrating attributes. It is a Mixed Nakshatra with both sharp and soft nature
Lunar Month: First half of the Lunar month
Lunar Day: Shashti, 6th Tithi or day of the waxing and waning phases of the Lunar cycle
Auspicious Activities: Initiatives, Making decisions, Military activities, Honesty, Nurturing children, Acquiring new skills, Rapid changes and sudden endings.
Inauspicious Activities: Water-based activities, Socializing, and Relaxing
Planetary Ruler: Sun
Vowels and Alphabets: “A” “Ee” ‘Oo” “Ay”
Sexual Type: Passive yet Aggressive and Determined, when aroused as their Sexual animal, is Sheep or Goat (The Ram)
Compatibility: Pushya Nakshatra
Esoteric: Krittika bridges Aries and Taurus and is the initiator of the Solar Energy. It also converts the Fire element into Earthly attributes.
Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Angiras, who looks after Galaxy’s affairs
Remedial: Worshipping Karthikeya
Krittika Nakshatra Historical Personalities: James II of England. He got protected by this moon even during 16 years of exile in a foreign land and also regained his kingdom later at the age of 32 when his Moon chart started working.
1st Pada: 26-40′ – 30-00′ Aries, falls in Saggitarius Navamsa and is ruled by Jupiter. It relates to possessing High Moral values, Military pursuit, Willpower, Strength and Stamina.
2nd Pada: 00-00′ – 3-20’ Taurus, falls in Capricorn Navamsa and is ruled by Saturn. It relates to materialistic values rather than mental and spiritual aspects
3rd Pada: 3-20’ – 6-40’ Taurus, falls in Aquarius Navamsa and is ruled by Saturn. It relates to the fusion of futuristic visions with ancient wisdom thus promoting learning and making it as The University of Zodiac.
4th Pada: 6-40’ – 10-00’ Taurus, falls in Pisces Navamsa and is ruled by Jupiter. It relates to transforming the group energies into one single form to achieve a collective goal in a benevolent way.
Lucky Number: 1
Lucky Letters: A, I, U & V
Lucky Colours: White
Lucky Stones: Ruby
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