Pushya Nakshatra



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.

Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya is a collection of three stars, known in modern astronomy as Theta-Cancri, Gamma-Cancri & Eta-Cancri respectively in the constellation of Cancer. These are the not-so-bright stars as the brightest among them as the visual magnitude of 4.57. Ancient Vedic Legends had a fair acquaintance about our neighboring stars which we don’t ascribe the same importance to. These stars are hardly visible to the naked eye and Legends saw these stars to be resembling the “udder of a cow”

Pushya Nakshatra Male Characteristics

The native of the Pushya Nakshatra is emotionally unstable as a result He finds it tedious to end up with a concrete conclusion and to make firm decisions. He is a hypocrite as he does not express his actual thoughts to the outer world instead he just fakes it just for the sake of the situation.  He expects to be respected by all, but himself respects nobody He is often seen to be falling into the traps of people so he must be cautious in choosing his friends. This is perhaps the reason why Pushya men are dominantly seen to have selective friends.

Professional Life: Pushya shows intense involvement in ruling and in leadership rule. As they belong to the Kshatriya caste, they find Politics and Rulership to be their Dharma. Even their ruling deity, Brihaspati, is believed to be the leader and is said to be the master over politics more than any other subject. He jumps directly into the ocean of reality when he finds abundant opportunities lying beneath it. Although he could not fetch the desired positive results out of it, people grasp the fact that he is constantly trying despite his failures. But, when he chooses the task from his chosen expertise there’s no room for failure and disappointment.

Compatibility:  He is supposed to have a loving wife who stands with him as a column of support even during difficult situations, most of the financial problems. But once he gathers enough momentum, he gets himself into the game totally in chase of wealth as he would have experienced poverty and the need for money so badly in early childhood days.

Health: He is known to face some diseases until his teenage although He does not have any incurables diseases throughout his life.

Pushya Nakshatra Female Characteristics

She is a woman who holds her moral & conservative values and stands by her decisions. She is known to behold the cultural traits by showing reverence to elders and relatives. Everyone likes to have her around as she carries a positive aura that can instantly brighten up others. She is religious and shows sheer respect and divinity towards rituals and spirituality.

Professional Life: Be it a lower or higher position in an organization, she is known to produce her one hundred percent absolute commitment & determination. Mostly, she is seen in a role that is authoritative and assigning works. Often times, she earns adequate wealth from materialistic elements and from her family assets.

Compatibility: Pushya is said to be the most loved and gentle among all Nakshatras. Suspicion and caution arise towards anything that does not fit her highly structured views and opinions. She is honest but lacks the confidence to express her thoughts and emotions to her husband that often ends up in misunderstandings and verbal spat.

Health: Gastric ulcers, Lung related issues, and chronic diseases are often observed in Pushya women and they are advised to taken care of it immediately.

Name: Nourisher Nurturer or Yielding.

Symbol: Milk yielding udder of a cow

Deity or God: Brihaspati, The guru, Priest, and Advisor of all Gods

Nature:  Maternal, Kind, Helpful, Generous, Protective, and Nourishing

Mode of Functioning: Passive Nakshatra. It has stable energy and functions without any fuss.

Caste: Kshatriya or Warrior caste

Gender: Male

Body Parts: Mouth & Face

Direction: Directional arc that ranges from West to North

Places: Rivers, Docks, Canals, Reservoirs; Hostels, Residential areas; Hotels, Restaurants; Child care centers, Foster homes, Charity organizations; Government buildings and Public places.

Guna (Essence): Tamasic Nakshatra

Tattwa (Element): Water element

Gana (Type): Divine Nakshatra; Representation of Divinity

Orientation: Upward looking Nakshatra

Disposition: Light and Swift Nakshatra

Lunar Month: It relates to the second half of the Lunar month of Pausha, January in the solar calendar

Lunar Day: It is related to Dashami (10th tithi or day) of the waxing and waning phases of the Moon’s monthly cycle.

Auspicious Activities: The best Nakshatra for starting anything

Inauspicious Activities: Marriage is not favorable; Harsh, Cruel, and Negative activities

Planetary Ruler: Moon and Saturn

Vowels and Alphabets: “Hoo” “He” “Ho” “Dah”; Mantra is “Om Kam”

Sexual Type: Its sexuality is more playful as opposed to intense. Goat is its sexual animal

Compatibility: Krittika Nakshatra

Esoteric: Pushya’s spirituality leads to a high level of emotional intelligence. Words generated from this Nakshatra carry a certain spiritual energy that tends to affect others on a deep level. Kamadhenu (A wish fulfilling cow) reveals a lot about Pushya’s functioning on all levels.

Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Marichi, one of the seven sages who looks after Galaxy’s affairs

Remedial: Paying reverence towards Cows, Priests, Guru or Brahmins

Historical Personalities: Jimi Hendrix, a contemporary musician, had high regard for the “sound”, addressed the noise pollution problem and constantly tried to nourish and nurture the world with positive vibrations. His music conveys Love, Compassion, Emotional wholeness, Calmness and Generosity

Pushya Nakshatra Padas (Quarters):

1st Pada: 03-20′ – 06-40′ Cancer, falls in Leo Navamsa and is ruled by Sun. It relates to the achievement, fame, limelight, success, pride and produces strong positive results.

2nd Pada: 06-40′ – 10-00′ Cancer, falls in Leo Navamsa and is ruled by Sun. It relates to the hardworking, service aspect on the materialistic plane of this Nakshatra. This Pada is called as the cook of the Zodiac

3rd Pada: 10-00′ – 13-20′ Cancer, falls in Virgo Navamsa and is ruled by Mercury. It relates to the Home, comfort, luxury, and sociability of this Nakshatra. Moon, Mercury, Venus, and Saturn perform well here.

4th Pada: 13-20′ – 16-40′ Cancer, falls in Scorpio Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. It relates to the esoteric side of Pushya which seeks connection with the celestial beings in the other world. It is a Pada of mantras and rituals.

Lucky Number: 8

Lucky Letters: D & H

Lucky Colours: Red

Lucky Stones:  Blue Sapphire

Advantages of Wearing Blue Sapphire:

  • It works best to improve & stabilize the financial status
  • Neelam stone is well known to  relax and soothe the mind which in turn helps the wearer to make the right decisions
  • It helps the wearer to attain Spiritual Mokha by aligning to spirituality and meditation
  • In medical astrology, it is prominently known to cure Bone fever and Paralysis
  • It shows instant growth in wealth gains, career prospect, It is the fast acting gemstone among all other nine stones
Remedies for Pushya Nakshatra:
  • Moon and Saturn are the planetary influences affecting this Nakshatra while Saturn being its prominent Planetary ruler
  • Jupiter, being the Ruling deity is more important that the planetary ruler when it comes to the understanding of the crux of the Nakshatra
  • For those suffering from the bad effects resulting from afflictions to this Nakshatra, the best remedial is to pay reverence towards cows, priests, Brahmins, and Gurus
  • Repetition of the Root mantra of this Nakshatra Om Kam 108 times when Moon transits this Nakshatra and in the Lunar month of Pausha is sure to reduce the evil and malefic effects that cause sufferings
  • Yellow, Orange, and White are the most favorable colors
  • When Moon transits Pushya, it is advisable to make the full use of Nakshatra’s directions, Lunar month and days to make all important and auspicious decisions in life.