Tag Archives: lunar mansions

The Twenty-seventh Nakshatra: Revati

The 27th of the 27 Nakshatras is Revati, which spans from 16°40’ to 30°00’ in Pisces/Mina in the Sidereal Zodiac. Revati means ‘wealthy’, ‘royal’, and ‘shining one’, but broken down rev- means ‘to move’ or ‘to go’, and –ati means … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology & Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Twenty-first Nakshatra: Uttarashadha

The 21st of the 27 Nakshatras is Uttarashadha, spanning from 26°40′ in Sagittarius/Dhanus to 10°00′ in Capricorn/Makara in the Sidereal Zodiac. Uttara, उत्तर, means concluding or higher, and ashadha, अषाढ, means invincible. As an extension of Purvashadha, Uttarashadha refers to the knowledge and wisdom of Jupiter/Guru (ruler of Sagittarius) and … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology & Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

The Twelfth Nakshatra: Uttara Phalguni

The twelfth of the 27 Nakshatras is Uttara Phalguni, which spans from 26°40′ in Leo/Simha to 10°00′ in Virgo/Kanya in the Sidereal Zodiac. Uttara, उत्तर, means concluding, and Phalguni, फाल्गुनी, is that which gives fruit or fulfills our wishes and desires. This is the second half of a constellation in the … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology & Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 21 Comments

The Sixth Nakshatra: Ardra

The sixth of the 27 Nakshatras is Ardra, which                                                                 … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology & Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

The Third Nakshatra: Krittika

The third of the 27 Nakshatras is Krittika, which spans from 26°40′ Aries to 10° Taurus. Kṛttikā कृत्तिका means white spots and is associated with the sisters of stars, the Pleiades. In Hindu mythology the Krittika were six sisters who raised the … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology & Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

The First Nakshatra: Ashwini

The first of the twenty-seven Nakshatras is Ashwini,                                                               which spans … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology & Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments

Nakshatras: The Lunar Zodiac

When we think about astrology, most of us will immediately think about the twelve signs of the zodiac: Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, and Pisces. When we say someone is an Aries, for example, … Continue reading

Posted in Astrology & Astronomy | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 32 Comments