The Eighth Nakshatra: Pushya


The eighth of the 27 Nakshatras is Pushya, which spans from 3°20′ to 16°40′ in Cancer/Karkata in the Sidereal Zodiac. Pushya, पुष्या, is a type of plant, but it also means pure and auspicious. It’s main symbol is the flower, representing the potential to blossom and grow, expressing that which is within to the outside world. Two other symbols are the arrow and the circle. The arrow represents drive and direction, and the circle represents seeing life in its entirety and experiencing the fullness of life.

Pushya’s ruling deity is Brihaspati, also known as Jupiter or Guru, the teacher and advisor to the gods and men. Brihaspati is expansive; however, Pushya’s ruling planet is Saturn, which brings restrictions and slows thing down. This tug-of-war between growth and stabilizing and between expansion and contraction represents the duality, the contrasts, of life on this planet. We are here to learn and grow, but some restriction is necessary for knowledge to take root and for wisdom to cultivate.

Pushya expresses all three Guna qualities: sattva, rajas, and tamas Its Purushaartha or main motivation is Dharma, righteousness. Those under the influence of or born with natal Moon in Pushya will be driven to pursue a spiritual path and seek pure consciousness, though there may be some mental distress when restrictions slow one down.

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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About Julianne Victoria

I am a writer, spiritual life coach, and intuitive healer in Santa Barbara, CA. I hope to help heal, teach, and inspire others on their journeys and in this life. © Julianne Victoria and Through the Peacock's Eyes Press under the Common Law Copyright; My main Blog:
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4 Responses to The Eighth Nakshatra: Pushya

  1. Julianne, I always pass these particular posts onto an esoteric group that I belong to. The richness that you give sparks layers of meaning for those with esoteric training in the words and concepts that you give, such as astrology and energy. Great series!

  2. PigLove says:

    Hey sweet friend! Check out my blog when you get a chance 🙂 I left you something there 🙂 XOXO – Bacon

  3. This is all quite fascinating to me, 🙂 and I am amazed with a recent Chart done for me just how much can be gleaned from the stars 🙂

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