^^ Nakshatra wheel ^^ ( from google.com)
^^ Nakshatra wheel ^^ ( from google.com)
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
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Nakshatra Wheel: The Nakshatra Wheel is one of the
most exciting features in Sirius. The Nakshatras, or Vedic
Lunar Mansions provide a 27 sign lunar zodiac system that is
compatible with the 12 sign solar zodiac. This is an ancient
system that dates back to a time when the Moon was revered
as a central figure of study and worship. It has been preserved
for humanity in India.
If you are not yet acquainted with the nakshatras, becoming so will
greatly enrich your experience of astrology.
Each Nakshatra is traditionally associated with one or more symbolic objects.
However, no simplified icons such as the icons used in Sirius have existed until
this time. Below is the Nakshatra Wheel sample that shows the nakshatra symbols
around the chart wheel.
A brief description of each of the Nakshatra symbols are
1. Ashvini: This symbol mimics the traditional sign
for Ashvini, a horse's head. This Nakshatra
represents the "head", or the beginning of the
zodiac. This symbol also resembles the female
reproductive system. Ashvini relates to all initiations
2. Bharani: Bharani is the Nakshatra of birth, death
and transformation. It's symbol is the yoni. The
triangle references the three stars which compose
this asterism. These three stars, also known as "the
Buckle of Isis" where perceived byancient
astrologers as portal between worlds.
3. Krittika: Krittika, "the one who cuts", is
traditionally denoted by a blade or a flame. This
symbol combines the two motifs, expressing this
nakshatra's sharp, fiery and proactive nature.
4. Rohini: Rohini, the most materialistic nakshatra is
represented bya four-petaled flower. This relates to
its connection to the number four, as well as its
typical emblem, the rose. Rohini relates to Taurine
themes of fertility, stability, and abundance.
5. Mrigashira: This symbol emulates Mrigashira's
emblamatic cup of soma (elixir). It also combines
the symbols for Taurus and Gemini, the two zodiac
signs which correspond to this nakshatra. The
curved line which reflects the horns of Taurus may
also be interpreted as symbolic of Mrigashira's other
motif, the deer.
6. Ardra: This symbol combines this nakshatra's two
emblems; the diamond and the raindrop (or
teardrop). Together, theyprovide a visual
description of Ardra's theme of growth and renewal
through chaos and turbulence.
7. Punarvasu: Punarvasu means, "becoming good
again". Its symbol relates to themes of retrieving,
recovering, and recycling. This nakshatra is
traditionally denoted by a quiver of arrows (magical
weapons which return after fulfilling their mission).
These arrows are depicted here in their circular path
from beginning to return.
8. Pushya:Pushya is the nakshatra of nourishment,
generosityand kindness. Its symbol is a circle
which can be seen as a wheel, a drop of milk, a
coconut, or the Moon inside a blossoming lotus
9. Ashlesha: Ashlesha means "coiling" or
"embracing". Its symbol is two serpentine lines
symmetrically entwining, recalling Mercury's healing
staff as well as the double-helix pattern of DNA
molecule. This powerful nakshatra gives intuition
and transformative potential.
10. Magha: Magha coincides with the beginning of
Leo and epitomizes the Leonine themes of honor,
pride, magnificence, duty, glory, and respect. It is
symbolized here by a simple three-pointed crown.
11. Purvaphalguni: Purvaphalguni is the nakshatra
of comfort, pleasure, delight, and indulgence. It
follows Magha, signifying a period of relaxation
following worldly accomplishment. Its symbol can
be seen as one reclining in a luxurious bed.
12. Uttaraphalguni: Uttaraphalguni also represents
comfort but with an emphasis on wisdom rather
then sensuality. It falls into the latter part of Leo, its
symbol relates to that sign. The circle representing
the individual, formerly seen enveloped in the
blanket of luxury, here rises up like the Sun
(Uttaraphalguni's ruling planet).
13. Hasta: Hasta is symbolized by a human hand.
This nakshatra relates to all work and activities done
with the hands, including all forms of craftsmanship.
One traditional symbol for Hasta is the potter's
wheel, shown here by an empty circle.
14. Chitra: Chitra means "sparkling" or "brilliant". It
is symbolized by a jewel star. Its nature is that of an
artist; imagining and designing new forms, ideas,
15. Swati: Swati is typically symbolized by a young
plant shoot blown by the wind or a sword. This
symbol combines the two motifs. The curved line
intersecting the straight line also represents the
balancing of contrasting forces. Swati is adaptable,
flexible, diplomatic, and temperate. It occurs halfway
through the nakshatra cycle, and relates to all
crossroads and compromises..
16. Vishakha: The symbol of Vishakha combines its
traditional symbol of the triumphal arch with its
meaning, "Two-Branched". Vishakha relates to the
concept of single-minded fixation on a goal, and the
painful sacrifice required to meeting that goal. It is
the incomplete desiring completion.
17. Anuradha: After the sacrifice of Vishakha comes
Anuradha, meaning "Subsequent Success". Its
symbol is a staff which may be interpreted as a
magician's wand or walking stick. Philosophy,
astrology, and travel relate to this nakshatra.
Anuradha transforms Vishakha's narrow-sighted
obsession into a broader vision of reverence and
18. Jyestha: Jyestha means "the Eldest". It is
usually symbolized by a round amulet or earring,
denoting authority. Seniority and expertise are
indicated. The three lines connecting the inner and
outer circles of this symbol represent the past, the
present, and the future.
19. Mula: Mula means "Root" or "Center". This
Nakshatra includes the Galactic Center. Our symbol
is a stylization of Mula's traditional emblem: a
bundle of roots. This bundle of roots represents not
only Mula's urge to seek the essential nature of all
things, but also to the practice of making medicines.
20. Purvashada: This joyous and optimistic
nakshatra delights in beauty. Its symbol resembles
the seashell upon which Venus emerges from the
waters of life. It also resembles Purvashada's
emblem, the fan. The fan has multiple implications.
It can be used to fan a fire (to keep passion alive), to
cool off (to survive adversity), as a decorative item
(to enjoy art), or to hide one's face (to retain
21. Uttarashada:Uttarashada, "the Latter Invincible
One" exemplifies truth, willpower, firmness, and
virtue. Its symbol combines a pyramid (representing
the crystallization of power), two elephant tusks
(referring to Ganesha, Remover of Obstacles, its
ruling deity), and the rising Sun (its ruling planet)..
22. Shravana: Shravana means "hearing" and is
ruled by the Moon. It relates to listening to others
well as to one's inner voice. This Lunar receptivityis
symbolized by a Full Moon supported by a Crescent
Moon. The three smaller circles denote the "three
uneven footsteps" associated with Shravana. The
lines which connect the smaller circles to the larger
one evoke the connection between speakers and
23. Dhanishta: Dhanishta is represented bya drum.
This bold and confident nakshatra relates to music
and dance, as well as to the larger rhythms of life.
The shape of this symbol reflects the rhomboid
pattern of the stars of this asterism. It is divided into
eight triangles, representing the Eight Vasus
(demigods) who preside over Dhanishta.
24. Shatabisha: Shatabisha, "the Hundred Healers",
is typically denoted by an empty circle. Emanating
from the circle are four lightning-bolts, signifying
the subtle electrical force present in all things. There
are also smaller circles portraying electrons
circumnavigating an atomic nucleus. This symbol
also resembles a turtle, the carrier of the world,
relating to the transpersonal nature of this often
eccentric, reclusive, scientific, and mystical
25. Purvabhadrapada: This nakshatra is traditionally
represented bya man with two faces, symbolizing
the moment of death, when one exists both in this
world and the next. It is also often denoted by a
sword, representing severance. This symbol
combines these two motifs.
26. Uttarabhadrapada: Uttarabhadrapada relates to
another aspect of death, in which consciousness
sinks deep into the abyss. This nakshatra is
associated with the deep unconscious and the life
force residing within. Its deity is Ahir Budhanya,
"the Serpent of the Depths", depicted here as a
serpentine line ascending a vertical axis.
27. Revati:Revati means "Wealthy" or "To
Transcend". As the final nakshatra, it synthesizes
and absorbs the mysteries of the previous 26. This
knowledge is portrayed here by an all seeing eye.
This symbol also contains two fish, representing the
sign of Pisces and the soul's journey after death.