The Second Nakshatra: Bharani

The second of the twenty-seven Nakshatras                                                                                      is Bharani, which spans from 13°20′ to 26°40′images in Aries. The symbol for Bharani is Yoni, the female reproductive organ. Yoni is the upside-down triangle in the Yeshi-Yoni symbol (like the Star of David), which represents the spiritual union of Shiva-Shakti. Bharani represents Shakti, female creative power and energy. This Lunar Mansion is a creative channel, linking the Source and Cosmic Consciousness with the manifestation of human birth.

Bharani is ruled by Yama, the god of death, who presides over souls in-between incarnations, and thus is responsible for the seed of new life. This Nakshatra itself as Yoni carries this seed, or egg. The Golden Egg (Hiranyagarbha), also called the Golden Womb, is the Source of all in the Universe. Yama also helps our souls let go of attachments of previous lives so that our souls can once again be reborn.

The Guna of Bharani is Rajas with some tamasic tendencies. Its main motivation is Artha. Its influence is one of much activity and drive for material gain, sensual pleasures, and comfort, often in excess. This is reinforced by Venus, who is the ruling planet of Bharani, as well as the added influence and energy of Mars as the ruler of Aries. Saturn is debilitated in this Nakshatra. Saturn is the old wise man, slow, reserved, and deeply spiritual. He does not do well in the impulsive, youthful, material-driven Bharani.

There are two selves, the separate ego and the indivisible Atman. When one rises above and me and mine, the Atman is revealed as one’s real Self. When all desires that surge in the heart, are renounced, the mortal becomes immortal.

– Yama, god of death, Katha Upanishad

All the Nakshatras, Vedic (Sidereal) Zodiac signs, and more can be found in my book, Shedding Light on JyotishaVedic Astrology For Beginners © 2015.

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16 Responses to The Second Nakshatra: Bharani

  1. Rex says:

    Very nice blog Julianne! I found you through Travis’ blog. Your gravatar attracted me (I love Mother Saraswati) and I came to your blog thus.

    Talking about Kathopanishad, it is one of my favorites in the entire upanishads. I had long done a blog post on a particular verse from Kathopanishad. here is the post if you want to have a read: I did not expound on it in detail but what caught my attention and moved me, I did mention that bit there.

    Kind regards always.

  2. Good post! – though I know practically nothing of astrology. Concerning the ‘two selves’ in man, and complementary with that quot, there is this in the Mundaka Upanishad: ‘Master, what is that which, when known, all is known?’ The Master replied: Sages say that there are two kinds of wisdom, the higher and the lower. The lower wisdom is in the Vedas: definition and grammar, pronunciation and poetry, ritual and the signs of heaven. But the higher wisdom is that which leads to the Eternal.
    He is beyond thought and invisible… the source of all creation. Even as a spider sends forth and draws in its thread, even as plants arise from the earth and hairs from the body of man, even so the whole creation arises from the Eternal [Brahman]’. (trans. J. Mascaró)

  3. vam says:

    Etymologically, “Bharani” is that which fills … very characteristic of Nature itself.

  4. Amy says:

    Wonderful post, Julianne! Love the last paragraph. Thank you!

  5. There is so much wisdom in the world. Thank you for bringing these threads together.

  6. Very nice blog, and a good writeup on nakshatra bharani.

  7. Sangeeta says:

    Great, waiting for your next post on Krittika!!

  8. huntmode says:

    i am so glad you came to my site, thus helping me to discover yours. I’m coming back, yours requires a bit of pondering, especially for me as I was a professional astrologer way back when. I am very much enjoying reading of how you combine varieties of knowledge and faith. Best ~ HuntMode

    • Thanks for coming over! Very cool that you were a professional astrologer. I’m trying to get some sort of practice going, but have been spending most of my time writing. 🙂 One of my pups and kitties have blogs too. Their links are on the right side of the posts. Namaste _/l\_

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