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The Eighteenth Nakshatra: Jyeshta

The eighteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Jyeshta, spanning from 16°40′ in Scorpio/Vrishchika to 0°00′ in Sagittarius/Dhanus in the Sidereal Zodiac. Jyeshta, ज्येष्ठ, means distinguished, respected, older sister (one who is respected), the Ganges (which washes away karma), and the middle finger of destiny (used in a mudra during pranayama to control … Continue reading

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The Seventeenth Nakshatra: Anuradha

The seventeenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Anuradha, which spans from 3°20′ to 16°40′ in Scorpio/Vrishchika in the Sidereal Zodiac. Anuradha, अनुराध, is nearly identical to anuradha, अनूराध, which means causing happiness. The symbol for this Nakshatra is the lotus flower, whose beauty rises out of stagnant and murky waters towards the Sun to … Continue reading

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The Fourteenth Nakshatra: Chitra

The fourteenth of the 27 Nakshatras is Chitra, which spans from 23°20′ in Virgo/Kanya to 6°40′ in Libra/Tula in the Sidereal Zodiac. Chitra, चित्र, means a picture or image, or something that is bright, distinguished, or excellent. The symbol for Chitra is the pearl, a bright and beautiful gem hidden … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Mesha (Sign of Aries)

The sun is now a week into the sign of Aries,                                                           … Continue reading

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