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Nakshatra - quick reference for Astrologers


When You are studying Astrology, Nakshatra help you know the subtle differences. Studying nakshatra can narrow down the timeframe in which events will happen. 


There are 27 nakshatras. Each nakshatra has a nakshatra lord i.e. each planet is assigned the lordship of 3 nakshatras. Here is a table of elaborates which planet is the lord of which nakshatra:
 
Nakshatra and their Lords: 


Nakshatra Lord
Nakshatra 1
Nakshatra 2
Nakshatra 3
Ketu
Ashwini
Magha
Mool
Venus (Shukra)
Bharani
Poorva Phalguni
Poorva Shadha
Sun (Ravi)
Kruttika
Uttara Phalguni
Uttara Shadha
Moon (Chandra)
Rohini
Hasta
Shravan
Mars (Mangal)
Mruga
Chitra
Dhanishtha
Rahu
Adra
Swati
Shatataraka
Jupiter (Guru)
Punarvasu
Vishakha
Poorva Bhadrapada
Saturn (Shani)
Pushya
Anuradha
Uttara Bhadrapada
Mercury (Budha)
Ashlesha
Jyeshtha
Revati


Note:
1. Shani, though is a malefic planet, is the lord of benefic/shubha nakshatras (pushya, anuradha, uttara bhadrapada)
2. Jupiter, though is a benefic planet, is the lord of malefic / ashubha nakshatras (Punarvasu, Vishakha) 
3. Mercury owns difficult nakshatras (Ashlesha, Jyeshtha, Revati)

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Every Nakshatra is pade of 4 charan or pada. Each rashi has 21/4 nakshatras 1.e. 9 nakshatra padas. 
The table below shows which nakshatra and their charan fall in which rashi.

Nakshatra and which Rashi they occupy: 



Rashi
Nakshatra 1
Nakshatra 2
Nakshatra 3
1
Mesh (Aries)
0 degrees to
13.20 degrees
13:20 to
26:40 in Mesha

26-40' in Mesha  to
10-00' in Taurus
2
Vrushabh (Taurus)
26-40' in Mesha  to
10-00' in Taurus

10-00' to
23-20' Taurus.
23:20 in Vrishabha to
6:40 in Mithuna
3
Mithun (Gemini)
23:20 in Vrishabha to
6:40 in Mithuna

6° 40' Mithuna to
20° Mithuna
20.00 in Gemini to
3.20 in Cancer
4
Karka (Cancer)
20.00 in Gemini to 3.20 in Cancer

03.20 in Cancer to
16.40 in Cancer
16.40 in Cancer to
30.00 in Cancer
5
Sinha (Leo)
0:0 in Leo to
13.20 in Leo

13-20′ Leo to
26-30′ Leo
26-40′ Leo to
10-00′ Virgo
6
Kanya (Virgo)
26-40′ Leo to
10-00′ Virgo
10-00′ Virgo to
23-20′ Virgo
23:20’ Virgo to
6:40’ Libra
7
Tula (Libra)
23:20’ Virgo to
6:40’ Libra

6-40 Libra to
20-20′ Libra
20-00 Libra to
3-20′ Scorpio
8
Vruschik (Scorpio)
20-00 Libra to
3-20′ Scorpio

3:20’ Scorpio  to
16”40’  Scorpio
16:40’ Scorpio up to
30: 00’ Scorpio

9
Sagittarius (Dhanu)
0:00 Sagittarius to
13:20’ Sagittarius

13:20’ Sagittarius up to 26”40’ Sagittarius
26:40’ Sagittarius to
10:00 Capricorn

10
Makar (Capricorn)
26:40’ Sagittarius to 10:00 Capricorn

10:00 Capricorn  degree to 23:20’ Capricorn

23:20 Capricorn to
6:40’ Aquarius
11
Kumbha (Aquarius )
23:20 Capricorn to 6:40’ Aquarius

6:40 Aquarius to 20: in Aquarius
20:00 Aquarius to
3:20’ Pisces

12
(Meena) Pisces
20:00 Aquarius to
3:20’ Pisces


3:20′ Pisces up to
16:40 in Pisces 
16:40′ Pisces  to
30 Pisces


Analysis of Nakshatra Placement for better Understanding
  Graha / Planet
NakshatrasNotes
 Gandanta
 1 Shukra / Venus
 Ashwini
Poorva Phalguni
Poorva Bhadrapada

- Line Completely in 1 Rashi
- All Rashis are Agni rashis
 No
 2 KetuAshwini
Magha
Mool

 - Line Completely in 1 Rashi
- All Rashis are Agni rashis
 Yes
Start of Gandanta

 3 Rahu Ardra
Swati
Shatataraka

  - Line Completely in 1 Rashi
- All Rashis are Vayu rashis
 No
4 Moon Rohini
Hasta
Shravan

    - Line Completely in 1 Rashi
- All Rashis are Pruthvi rashis
 No
 5 Shani Pushya
Anuradha
Uttara Bhadrapada

   - Line Completely in 1 Rashi
- All Rashis are Jal rashis
 No
 6 Budh Ashlesha
Jyeshtha
Revati

     - Line Completely in 1 Rashi
- All Rashis are Jal rashis
 Yes
End of Gandanta
 7 Ravi Krutikka
Uttara Phalguni
Uttara Shadha

 Lie in 2 Rashis
 No
 8 Mangal Mrug
Chitra
Dhanishtha

  Lie in 2 Rashis  No
 9 Guru Punarvasu
Vishakha
Poorva Bhadrapada

  Lie in 2 Rashis  No


Note:
1. At the cancer-Leo cusp, the ashlesha nakshatra ends in cancer and a completely new nakshatra (Magha) starts in Leo. This is not a gradual transition from one rashi to another. The planets falling in this cusp give difficult results.
2. Similar cusps are observed at the junction of Scorpio-Sagittarius and Pisces-Mesha rashis
3.The orderof Nakshatras in Rashis is same as in Vimshottari Dasha - Ketu-shukra-ravi-Chandra ....


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