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.
Vishaka Nakshatra consists of four stars, which form the left hand of the hanging scale shape formed by the constellation Libra. In Modern Astronomy, these stars are known as the Alpha-Librae, Beta-Librae, Gamma-Librae, and Iota-Librae. A part of this asterism lies in the Zodiac sign of Scorpio. Among these four stars, the Alpha-Librae and Beta Librae are the brightest. The best and the easiest way to spot these stars is to locate them below the bright star Spica. The ancient seers saw these stars forming the shape of a Forked branch and associated it with the abode of the Gods under the Rulership of Lord Indra.
The make native of this Nakshatra will be full of energy and also very Intelligent. He is god-fearing, always truthful and honest. This native prefers current ideas. It is also said that he may stay away from his family. Though he does not own a business, he hates being a yes-man. He is a religious man, but he doesn't believe in superstitions.
Professional Life: The male native of this Nakshatra has very good speaking skills, and so is very good at convincing people about his viewpoint. Because he has good speaking skills, he is bound to become a renowned orator and also chances that he can enter into politics. He will make a very good businessman, banker or teacher.
Compatibility: The make native of this Nakshatra does not enjoy his Mother’s love because of their untimely death. His father has very good qualities and even be resourceful but he does not derive much gain from him. He does not share a very good relationship with his father due to frequent arguments. So it is said that he grows up to be a self-dependent person.
Health: The health of this Native will be great. But there are also chances of him getting paralytic attacks. It is also observed that this native may be affected by asthma very easily.
The female native of this Nakshatra is very sweet and soft-spoken, so she is very charming. She works effectively both at home and at work. The native of this nakshatra is very simple and she avoids even the smallest of the make-ups. She’s naturally very beautiful which makes people around her especially her friends jealous of her. She is very spiritual and often goes on religious trips.
Professional Life: The female native of this Nakshatra is interested in arts, mainly in poetry. If she gets the needed support, she can become a great poet or author.
Compatibility: The female native of this Nakshatra is observed to be someone who worships her husband. She gets along really well with her in-laws. She always proves her love and affection and concern towards her whole family and even her relatives. She is blessed by the power to take good care of her household.
Health: The female native of this Nakshatra enjoys good health. But it is said that sometimes she may suffer from Kidney trouble and general weakness.
Name: “Forked”, “Two Branched”, “Poisoned Vessel”.
Symbol: “Decorated Arch” or “Gateway”
Deity or God: Indra or Agni (Fire God)
Mode of Functioning: Active Nakshatra.
Caste: Mleccha (Outcaste)
Gender: Female Nakshatra
Body Parts: Arms and Breasts.
Direction: West and North
Profession: Bartenders, Involved in Alcohol and Liquor Industry, Manual Laborers, Fashion model and Actresses, All the professions involving speech, Politician, Sports Persons, Religious Fundamentalists, Criticism and other types of Ideological fanatics, Policing Jobs, Guards. The native of this Nakshatra tends to usually switch professions throughout their lives.
Places: Mountains, Big Cities like New York, Breweries, Bars, Liquor shops, Brothels, Theatres, Military Bases, Interrogation rooms, Dangerous Areas in the City, All places connected with the professions.
Guna (Essence): Saatwic Nakshatra
Tattwa (Element): Fire Element
Gana (Type): Rakshasa or Demonic Nakshatra.
Orientation: Downward looking Nakshatra
Disposition: Mixed Nakshatra (Sharp and Soft)
Lunar Month: First Half of the Lunar Month of Vaishaka (Early May).
Lunar Day: Shashti & Saptami (6th & 7th tithi or day)
Auspicious Activities: Dangerous or warlike activities, Getting things done which require argumentative approach, Activities requiring strong and mental focus, Decorating oneself, Romance and sexual activities, Making resolutions.
Inauspicious Activities: Not good for activities which include travel, diplomacy, and tact.
Planetary Ruler: Venus, Mars, Pluto, Ketu, and Jupiter.
Vowels and Alphabets: “Ti”, “Tu”, “Te”, “To”
Sexual Type: Tiger, Aggressive and Dominant attitude towards sexual activities.
Esoteric: The most globally famous love of Radha-Krishna exemplifies the inner core of this Nakshatra.
Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Vashishta
Remedial: Worshiping the Eight Vasus.
Historical Personalities: Hermann Goenng, Hitler’s right-hand man has his moon in Vishakha. Nothing much needs to be said about a man who was the main force behind the Nazi Movement. His life brings out the obsessive side of Vishakha. Nicole Kidman, the Hollywood actress, is a typical example of the Vishakha Ascendant type. Her obsessive and descriptive personality is shown through her films and interviews.
1st Pada: The first Pada or quarter of this asterism 20 00’- 23 20’ Libra falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. This Pada is all about energy impulse, one-pointedness, and social ambitions. The focus is here on the relationship but passion and instinct are likely to dominate the dept and commitment of the native. A well-placed Mars or Venus is more suitable planets for this quarter.
2nd Pada: The Second Pada or Quarter of this asterism 23” 20’- 26” 40’ Libra falls in the Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. Endurance and durability are the main focus of this Pada. Planets here give success in Venusian pursuits. Material ambitions are strong in this Pada.
3rd Pada: The Third Pada or Quarter of this asterism 26”40’- 30”00’ Libra falls in Gemini Navamsa are led by Mercury. Vishaka’s one-pointedness channelizes itself through thoughts, communication, philosophical and religious attitude. There is a definite conflict between two opposing forces. Only well placed Mercury and Saturn can be counted for giving good results.
4th Pada: The fourth Pada or Quarter of this asterism 00”00’- 30”20’ Scorpio falls in Cancer Navamsa ruled by Moon. This is the most one-pointed of all Padas. The turmoil that takes place affects the native emotionally making this a highly volatile, transformative and dangerous part of the Zodiac. In the lower aspects of this Pada, it is highly indicative and revengeful. In its higher aspects, it can give penetrating sights, strong will power, and necessary energies to root out the dark forces. Only a well-placed Jupiter can give the wisdom to navigate through the storm of this Pada
Lucky Number: 3
Lucky Letters: Z
Lucky Colours: Golden
Lucky Stones: Yellow Sapphire.
Advantages of Wearing Yellow Sapphire