THE RASHIS: ZODIAC SIGNS EXPLAINED

KEY VEDIC ASTROLOGY ZODIAC SIGN MEANINGS

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ARIES (MESHA)

THE RAM

Key Stars: Alpha, Beta, and Gamma Arietis

Ruler: Mars (Mangala)

Element: Fire (Agni)

Type: Moveable (Chara)

 

Nakshatras

Ashwini

Bharani

Krittika

Sun is exalted in Aries

Saturn is debilitated in Aries

TAURUS (VRISHABHA)

THE BULL

Key Stars: Aldebaran, Elnath, and Alcyone

Ruler: Venus (Shukra)

Element: Earth (Prithvi)

Type: Fixed (Sthira)

Nakshatras 

Krittika

Rohini

Mrigashirsha

Moon is exalted in Taurus

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GEMINI (MITHUNA)

A COUPLE

Key Stars: Castor, Pollux and Geminga

Ruler: Mercury (Budhha)

Element: Air (Vayu)

Type: Dual (Dwiswabhava)

Nakshatras

Mrigashirsha

Arda

Punarvasu

No planet is exalted or debilitated

Mother and Daughter Hugging

CANCER (KARKA)

THE CRAB

Key Stars: Al Tarif, Acubens, Asellus Australis, Asellus Borealis, and Iota Cancri

Ruler: Moon (Chandra)

Element:  Water (Jala)

Type: Moveable (Chara)

Nakshatras 

Punarvasu

Pushya

Ashlesha

Jupiter is exalted

Mars is debilitated

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LEO (SIMHA)

THE LION

Key Stars:  Regulus and Denebola

Ruler: Sun (Surya)

Element: Fire (Agni)

Type: Fixed (Shtira)

Nakshatras 

Magha

Purva Phalguni

Uttara Phalguni

No planet is exhalted or debilitated in Leo

Mother and Daughter Hugging

VIRGO (KANYA)

THE MAIDEN HOLDING WHEAT

Key Stars: Spica

Ruler: Mercury (Budhha)

Element: Earth (Prithvi)

Type: Dual (Dwiswabhava)

Nakshatras 

Uttara Phalbuni

Hasta 

Chitra

Mercury is exalted in Virgo

Venus is debilitated in Leo

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LIBRA (THULA)

SCALES

Key Stars: Alpha Librae, Beta Librae and

Gamma Librae

Ruler: Venus

Element: Air

Type: Movable

Nakshatras 

Chitra

Swati

Vishakha

Saturn is exalted in Libra

Sun is debilitated in Leo

Mother and Daughter Hugging

SCORPIO (VRISHCHIKA)

THE SCORPION

Key Stars: Antares, Graffias and Dschubba 

Ruler: Mars and Ketu (co-rulers)

Element: Water

Type: Fixed

Nakshatras 

Vishakha

Anuradha

Jyeshtha

No planet is exalted

Moon is debilitated in Scorpio

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SAGITTARIUS (DHANU)

A CANTAUR HOLDING A TAUT BOW

Key Stars: Delta, Epsilon, Gamma-2, Lambda, Zeta, Phi, Tau and Sigma Sagittarii

Ruler: Jupiter

Element: Fire

Type: Dual

Nakshatras 

Mula

Purva Ashadha

Uttara Ashadha

No planet is exalted or debilitated in Sagittarius

Mother and Daughter Hugging

CAPRICORN (MAKARA)

A SEA GOAT

Key Stars: Alpha-2 Capricorni, Beta Capricorni and Omega Capricorni 

Ruler: Saturn

Element: Earth

Type: Movable

Nakshatras 

Uttara Ashadha

Shravana

Dhanishtha

Mars is exalted

No planet is debilitated

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AQUARIUS (KUMBHA)

A MAN WITH A POT

Key Stars: Beta, Alpha, Delta, Zeta and Lambda 

Ruler: Saturn and Rahu (co-rulers)

Element: Air

Type: Fixed

Nakshatras 

Dhanishtha

Shatabhisha

Purva Bhadrapada

No planet is exalted or debilitated

Mother and Daughter Hugging

PISCES (MINA)

TWO FISH

Key Stars: Eta Piscium

Ruler: Jupiter

Element: Water

Type: Dual

Nakshatras 

Purva Bhadrapada

Uttara Bhadrapada

Revati

Venus is exalted in Pisces

Mercury is debilitated in Pisces

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