NAKSHATRAS

The 27 Lunar Mansions

1. ASHWINI “THE HORSE GODDESSES”

Degrees: 0°00' TO 13°20' ARIES

Deity: The Ashwini Kumaras

Symbol: Horse’s Head

Shakti: To Quickly Attain One’s Goals

Quality: Light and Swift

Vimshottari Dasha (Hereafter referred to as VD) Planetary Period Lord: Ketu

2. BHARANI “THE BEARER OF NEW LIFE”
Degrees: 13°20' TO 26°40' ARIES
Deity: Yama
Symbol: The Womb or Female Regenerative Organs
Shakti: The Power to Take Things Away
Quality: Fierce
VD Planetary Period Lord: Venus

3. KRITTIKA “THE ONE WHO CUTS”

Degrees: 26°40' ARIES TO 10°00' TAURUS

Deity: Agni or Surya 

Symbol: Axe or Sharp Weapon

Shakti: The Power to Burn

Quality: Mixed

VD Planetary Period Lord: Sun

4. ROHINI “THE RED ONE”

Degrees: 10°00' TAURUS TO 23°20' TAURUS

Deity: Brahma or Prajapati

Symbol: Chariot or Ox Cart

Shakti: The Power to Create or Make Things Grow

Quality: Fixed

VD Planetary Period Lord: Moon

5. MRIGASHIRA “HEAD OF A DEER”

Degrees: 23°20' TAURUS TO 6°40' GEMINI

Deity: Chandra (Moon) 

Symbol: Deer Head

Shakti: The Power to Give Fulfillment or Joy

Quality: Soft

VD Planetary Period Lord: Mars

6. ARDRA “THE MOIST ONE, OR ONE WHO HOWLS”

Degrees: 6°40' GEMINI TO 20°00' GEMINI

Deity: Rudra

Symbol: Diamond or Teardrop

Shakti: The Power of Making an Effort

Quality: Sharp

VD Planetary Period Lord: Rahu

7. PUNARVASU “RETURN OF THE LIGHT”

Degrees: 20°00' GEMINI TO 3°20' CANCER

Deity: Aditi

Symbol: The Bow and Quiver of Arrows

Shakti: The Power to Gain Wealth

Quality: Movable

VD Planetary Period Lord: Jupiter

8. PUSHYA “THE STAR OF NOURISHMENT”

Degrees: 3°20' CANCER TO 16°40' CANCER

Deity: Brihaspati

Symbol: Lotus Flower, Udder of a Cow

Shakti: The Power to Create Spiritual Energy

Quality: Light and Swift

VD Planetary Period Lord: Saturn

9. ASHLESHA “THE EMBRACER”

Degrees: 16°40' CANCER TO 30°00' CANCER

Deity: Sarpas or Nagas

Symbol: Coiled Serpent

Shakti: The Power to Inflict with Poison

Quality: Sharp, Dreadful

VD Planetary Period Lord: Mercury

10. MAGHA “THE GREAT ONE”

Degrees: 0°00' LEO TO 13°20' LEO

Deity: Pitris 

Symbol: Throne or Palanquin

Shakti: The Power to Leave the Body or Die

Quality: Fierce

VD Planetary Period Lord: Ketu

11. PURVA PHALGUNI “THE FORMER REDDISH ONE”

Degrees: 13°20' LEO TO 26°40' LEO

Deity: Bhaga 

Symbol: Front Legs of the Marriage Bed or Hammock

Shakti: The Power of Procreation

Quality: Fierce

VD Planetary Period Lord: Venus

12. UTTARA PHALGUNI “THE LATTER REDDISH ONE”

Degrees: 26°40' LEO TO 10°00' VIRGO

Deity: Aryaman

Star(s): Beta Leonis and 93 Leonis

Symbol: Back Legs of the Marriage Bed

Shakti: The Power of Prosperity through Union

Quality: Fixed

VD Planetary Period Lord: Sun

13. HASTA “THE HAND”

Degrees: 10°00' VIRGO TO 23°20' VIRGO

Deity: Savitri

Symbol: The Hand

Shakti: To Put the Object of One’s Desire in One’s Own Hand

Quality: Light and Swift

VD Planetary Period Lord: Moon

14. CHITRA “THE BRIGHT ONE”

Degrees: 23°20' VIRGO TO 6°40' LIBRA

Deity: Tvastar

Symbol: Pearl or Jewel

Shakti: The Power to Gain Honor in Work

Quality: Soft, Mild, Tender

VD Planetary Period Lord: Mars

15. SWATI “THE SWORD”

Degrees: 6°40' LIBRA TO 20°00' LIBRA

Deity: Vayu

Symbol: Blade of Grass

Shakti: The Power to Scatter Like the Wind

Quality: Moveable

VD Planetary Period Lord: Rahu

16. VISHAKHA “THE FORK SHAPED”

Degrees: 20°00' LIBRA TO 3°20' SCORPIO

Deity: Indragni

Symbol: Triumphal Archway

Shakti: The Power of Achievement and Manifestation

Quality: Mixed

VD Planetary Period Lord: Jupiter

17. ANURADHA “AFTER RADHA”

Degrees: 3°20' SCORPIO TO 16°40' SCORPIO

Deity: Mitra

Symbol: The Lotus

Shakti: The Power of Worship

Quality: Soft, Mild, Tender

VD Planetary Period Lord: Saturn

18. JYESHTA “THE ELDEST”

Degrees:16°40' SCORPIO TO 30°00' SCORPIO

Deity: Indra

Symbol: Circular Amulet, Earring, Umbrella

Shakti: The Power to Gain Courage, Rise Above Peril, and Conquer

Quality: Sharp, Dreadful

VD Planetary Period Lord: Mercury

19. MULA “THE ROOT”

Degrees: 00°00' SAGITTARIUS TO 13°20' SAGITTARIUS

Deity: Nirrti

Symbol: Bunch of Roots

Shakti: The Power of Destruction

Quality: Sharp, Dreadful

VD Planetary Period Lord: Ketu

20. PURVA ASHADHA “EARLY VICTORY”

Degrees: 13°20' SAGITTARIUS TO 26°40' SAGITTARIUS

Deity: Apah/Apas

Symbol: Elephant’s Tusk/Winnowing Basket

Shakti: The Power of Invigoration

Quality: Fierce, Severe

VD Planetary Period Lord: Venus

21. UTTARA ASHADHA “LATTER VICTORY”

Degrees: 26°40' SAGITTARIUS TO 10°00' CAPRICORN

Deity: Vishvadevas

Symbol: Planks of a Bed

Shakti: The Power to Give Unstoppable Victory

Quality: Fixed

VD Planetary Period Lord: Sun

22. SHRAVANA “TO HEAR”

Degrees:10°00' CAPRICORN TO 23°20' CAPRICORN

Deity: Vishnu

Symbol: The Three Footsteps of Trivikrama, and the Ear

Shakti: The Power of Connection of All Things

Quality: Moveable

VD Planetary Period Lord: Moon

23. DHANISTHA “THE STAR OF SYMPHONY”

Degrees: 23°20' CAPRICORN TO 6°40' AQUARIUS

Deity: Vasus

Symbol: The Musical Drum

Shakti: The Power to Bring People Together

Quality: Moveable

VD Planetary Period Lord: Mars

24. SHATABHISHAK “A HUNDRED HEALERS”

Degrees: 6°40' AQUARIUS TO 20°00' AQUARIUS

Deity: Varuna

Symbol: 1,000-Petal Lotus

Shakti: The Power of Healing

Quality: Movable

VD Planetary Period Lord: Rahu

25. PURVA BHADRAPADA “THE FORMER LUCKY FEET”

Degrees: 20°0' AQUARIUS TO 3°20' PISCES

Deity: Aja Ekapada

Symbol: Front Legs of a Funeral Cot

Shakti: The Power to Raise Spiritual Fire in an Individual

Quality: Fierce

VD Planetary Period Lord: Jupiter

26. UTTARA BHADAPRADA “THE LATTER HAPPY FEET”

Degrees: 3°20' PISCES TO 16°40' PISCES

Deity: Ahirbudhyana

Symbol: Back Legs of a Funeral Cot

Shakti: To Bring Rain

Quality: Fixed

27. REVATI “THE WEALTHY”

Degrees: 16°40' PISCES TO 30°00' PISCES

Deity: Pushan

Symbol: Fish

Shakti: The Power of Nourishment

Quality: Soft, Mild, Tender

VD Planetary Period Lord: Mercury

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