The Twentieth Nakshatra: Purvashadha

elephant-tusksThe twentieth of the 27 Nakshatras is Purvashadha, spanning from 13°20′ to 26°40′ in Sagittarius/Dhanus in the Sidereal Zodiac. Purva, पूर्व, means early or first as in the first part of the two ashadha Nakshatras, and ashadha, अषाढ, means invincible – in this case in reference to the wisdom of Jupiter/Guru, who rules Sagittarius/Dhanus. The symbol for Purvashadha is the elephant’s tusk, which grows from within and expands greatly outside the body. The ivory of the tusk holds great beauty and great value. This symbolizes our inner beauty and wisdom, latent spiritual faculties and potentials, which can be expressed with-out into the physical world.

The ruling planet of Purvashadha is Venus, who brings sensitivity, receptiveness, and intuitive awareness to those born under this Nakshatra, all for the purpose of processing the wisdom of Guru to embark upon spiritual growth and transformation. The ruling deity is Apas, the water god. Water also represents intuition and emotions, and is used in religious and spiritual rituals to cleanse and purify so that the soul can journey closer to God. Water also changes form, symbolizing the transformative quality of Purvashadha.

This Nakshatra is influenced by all three Guna qualities, giving more to the watery shifting, changeability, and potential unsettledness of those under its influence. However, the main motivation, or Purusaartha, is Moksha which will help to steer one towards the spiritual path and to discover hidden knowledge and wisdom.

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

Shedding_Light_on_Jy_Cover_for_KindleShedding Light on JyotishaVedic Astrology For Beginner’s, is now available online at AmazonAmazon CanadaAmazon IndiaAmazon UK, and international Amazon stores, Barnes & Noble, and other smaller bookstores.


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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