Anuradha Nakshatra

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Anuradha Nakshatra

Anuradha Nakshatra Mythology & Secrets in Vedic Astrology 

                        अनुराधा नक्षत्रं मित्रसुतात्मजा सौख्यदायिनी,
                           योगभूषा सदैव सुप्रियरूपा प्रियवादिनी।
                            संपन्नवीरा समरसभूषा समायकारिणी,
                           अनुराधा नक्षत्रं ज्योतिषे शुभविभागः॥
      Anuradha Nakshatra, the daughter of Mitra, bestower of happiness,
Adorned with virtues and always pleasing in appearance, a speaker of kind words.
     Endowed with bravery, adorned with harmony, a bringer of unity, 
       Anuradha Nakshatra is an auspicious division in astrology.

RANGE: 03° 20’ – 16° 40’ Scorpio


SYMBOL: Lotus flower



ORIENTATION: Facing straight


COLOUR: Reddish Brown

Anuradha translates to ‘A Spark’ or ‘Subsequent Flash.’ This nakshatra is associated with the planet Saturn. The symbol of Anuradha nakshatra is a lotus. According to the characteristics of a lotus, it is surrounded by muddy planes but is still a sign of purity and can grow in adverse surroundings. This shows the ability of an Anuradha native to persevere and establish in adverse circumstances. An Anuradha native thrives for success, knowledge, and establishment even in adverse situations. This nakshatra is all about devotion and self-realization. The love story of Radha-Krishna is associated with this nakshatra. The story of the devotee Mirra who was in love with Krishna is also associated with this nakshatra. Throughout her life, Mirra believed that Krishna was with her although nobody could see Krishna. She showed the world how love is the highest form of devotion. Through her journey of love for Krishna, she went through self-realization and found her true self. True love and devotion cannot be separated from each other. This is a soft nakshatra and is ruled by the deity Mitra. Mitra is the benevolent form of the Sun good who distributes love, blessings, and compassions. These individuals make long-term friendships but stay focused on their goals. They like to be surrounded by their friends and have a difficult time staying alone. This is a mild and soft nakshatra and the natives under this nakshatra are generally soft and caring, they do not prefer to indulge in violence.

The main theme associated with the nakshatra of Anuradha is ‘Bhakti’ or ‘Devotion.’ Anuradha natives create long-term friendships and partnerships based on mutual respect. Anuradha nakshatra falls completely under the sign of Scorpio, ruled by Mars. This is a dharmic nakshatra and the individuals follow the path of dharma. Anuradha is a fluctuating nakshatra. They are unable to control their thoughts or impulses. This is due to the association of two malefic planets Mars and Saturn with this nakshatra. Balancing these two contradictory energies can be difficult and can make a native reckless and confused. Anuradha nakshatra is deeply associated with learning and higher knowledge. This is due to the strong association of goddess Saraswathi with this nakshatra. Natives under this nakshatra have extraordinary music and learning abilities. Anuradha natives can combine logic with intuition and spirituality.  

The four Quarters or Padas of Anuradha Nakshatra

Anuradha Nakshatra 1st Pada (3°20' to 6°40' Scorpio, ruled by Mars):

The first pada of Anuradha is influenced by Mars, adding energy, passion, and assertiveness to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada are determined, ambitious, and have a strong desire to succeed. They have leadership qualities and are willing to take initiative. They possess a competitive spirit and may face challenges head-on. They have a strong sense of justice and may work towards creating a fair and balanced society.

Anuradha Nakshatra 2nd Pada (6°40' to 10°00' Scorpio, ruled by Venus):

The second pada of Anuradha is governed by Venus, bringing charm, grace, and a love for beauty to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada have a strong aesthetic sense and appreciate art, music, and culture. They have good social skills and can build harmonious relationships. They possess a diplomatic nature and can navigate through different situations with ease. They value balance and harmony in their personal and professional lives.

Anuradha Nakshatra 3rd Pada (10°00' to 13°20' Scorpio, ruled by Mercury):

The third pada of Anuradha is influenced by Mercury, adding intellect, analytical abilities, and communication skills to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada are intellectually sharp, logical, and possess excellent problem-solving abilities. They have a curious and inquisitive mind, always seeking knowledge and understanding. They have good communication skills and can express their thoughts effectively. They may excel in professions that require analysis, research, or intellectual pursuits.

Anuradha Nakshatra 4th Pada (13°20' to 16°40' Scorpio, ruled by Moon):

The fourth pada of Anuradha is ruled by the Moon, adding emotional sensitivity, intuition, and nurturing qualities to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada are compassionate, empathetic, and have a nurturing nature. They are deeply connected to their emotions and the emotions of others. They possess strong instincts and may rely on their intuition in decision-making. They have a strong sense of loyalty and prioritize their relationships.

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