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The Twenty-sixth Nakshatra: Uttara Bhadra

The 26th of the 27 Nakshatras is Uttara Bhadra, spanning from 3°20′ to 16°40′ in Pisces/Mina in the Sidereal Zodiac. Uttara, उत्तर, means concluding or higher, i.e. the second part of the two Bhadra Nakshatras, and Bhadra, भद्र, means fortunate, auspicious, pleasant, blessed, and kind. The symbol for this Nakshatra is the … Continue reading

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The Twenty-fifth Nakshatra: Purva Bhadra

The 25th of the 27 Nakshatras is Purva Bhadra, spanning from 20°00′ in Aquarius/Kumbha to 3°20′ in Pisces/Mina in the Sidereal Zodiac. Purva, पूर्व, means early or first as in the first part of the two Bhadra Nakshatras. Bhadra, भद्र, means fortunate, auspicious, pleasant, blessed, and kind. The symbol … Continue reading

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The Twenty-fourth Nakshatra: Shatabhishak

The 24th of the 27 Nakshatras is Shatabhishak, spanning from 6°40′ to 20°00′ in Aquarius/Kumbha in the Sidereal Zodiac. Shata, शत, means one hundred, and bhishak or bhisha, भिषक् or भीषा, means intimidation. As a side note the similar bisa, बिस, means whole lotus plant, and the symbol for this Nakshatra … Continue reading

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The Twenty-third Nakshatra: Dhanishta

The 23rd of the 27 Nakshatras is Dhanishta, spanning from 23°20′ in Capricorn/Makara to 6°40′ in Aquarius/Kumbha in the Sidereal Zodiac. I’ve read in many places that Dhanishta, धनिष्ठ, means drum or bamboo flute, as in Shiva’s drum or Krishna’s flute, but when I … Continue reading

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The Twenty-second Nakshatra: Shravana

The 22nd of the 27 Nakshatras is Shravana, spanning from 10°00′ to 23°20′ in Capricorn/Makara in the Sidereal Zodiac. Shravana means ear, श्रवण, or audible and knowledge derived from hearing, श्रावण. The symbol for this Nakshatra is the ear, and its message is about listening, not to words … 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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Animal Spirits: The Snail

One day sometime back in mid-February I noticed a                                                           snail hanging … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Kumbha (Sign of Aquarius)

According to the Sidereal Zodiac, the Sun is now making its                                         journey through the sign of Aquarius, the eleventh sign … Continue reading

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The Rashi of Makara (Sign of Capricorn)

The Sun is beginning its transit into the sign of Capricorn, the tenth                                 sign of the zodiac. Makara means crocodile, an animal that is … Continue reading

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