Read Your Own Horoscope: A Step-By-Step Tutorial to Vedic Astrology

Under the guidance of Pt. Punarvasu, Indastro has been serving astrology patrons since 2001. Backed by years of experience and unique insights from ancient books & sources that are 1500 to 5500 years old, this free Vedic astrology tutorial has been put together with an objective of helping people better their lives. These free lessons from Indastro will help you read your own horoscope. For which you must keep the following points in mind:

  • Go step by step. Until you have mastered one step, do not move to the next.
  • Do not just read, but apply these principles on your own horoscope
  • In the begining, just pay attention to just reading and analyzing a birth chart, rather can drafting one.
  • Go in the same order of lessons as is provided here.
  • Practice and more practice.

Anuradha Nakshatra

Anuradha is the seventeenth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. All four quarters or padas of this Nakshatra fall under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. The word ‘Anuradha’ denotes ensuing success or a tiny spark and the ruling planet of this Nakshatra, Saturn attempts to bring a sense of balance in the lives of the natives born in this Nakshatra.

Symbol: Triumphal arch or Lotus flower

The symbol of Anuradha Nakshatra is a triumphal arch, which represents success and the lotus flower, which represents purity and auspiciousness even in mud and filth (impure material world) and efficiency and stability even while standing in the middle of trials and adversities. Anuradha also means a small sudden flash of lightening which could signify enlightenment or spiritual awakening.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Anuradha Nakshatra are very energetic, cordial and fun loving individuals. They have a pleasing and attractive appearance and a friendly demeanor. They are sociable and have the ability to attract people and establish relationships. They achieve success and recognition through friendly cooperation, collaborations and partnerships. Their reliable and accommodating nature makes people attracted towards them and helps them achieve success by fostering long-term relationships. They get many opportunities to travel to faraway lands and usually find success away from their birthplace.

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Know in detail about Anuradha Nakshatra:

Translation  Divine spark, subsequent success
Symbol  Triumphal arch or lotus flower
Animal Symbol  Female deer or hare
Presiding Deity  Mitra (Sun God)
Controlling/Ruling Planet  Saturn
Ruling Deity of the Planet  Hanuman
The 4 Quarters of Anuradha Nakshatra  
1st quarter  Ruled by Sun
2nd quarter  Ruled by Mercury
3rd quarter  Ruled by Venus
4th quarter  Ruled by Mars
Nature  Deva (God-like)
Mode  Passive
Number  17
Gender  Male
Dosha  Pitta
Guna  Tamasic
Element  Fire
Disposition  Mild and tender (Mridu)
Bird  Nightingale
Common Name of the Tree  Borsalli
Botanical Name of the Tree  Bakul
Seed Sounds  Na, Ne, Nu, Ne.


The Ruling Planet of Anuradha Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Saturn

Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart. Based on Vedic Astrology, the Graha Devta or Ruling Planet for the Anuradha Nakshatra is Saturn, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra a responsible and mature outlook. They are very emotional and get attached to people easily however Saturn gradually helps to bring a sense of balance and stability. Their determination and cooperative nature helps them to achieve their goals effortlessly and smoothly. They are keen learners and are always trying to expand their horizons by learning new things.

The energy source of Anuradha Nakshatra (Adhi Devta):  Mitra

The Adhi Devta gives mental clarity about the ruling planet and through them, we can come in contact with the divine energy source of the planet. The Adhi devta of Anuradha Nakshatra is Mitra which is the god of friendships and cooperation. The natives born in this Nakshatra are very honest, reliable and devoted in friendships and are able to maintain them for a long time. They are religious but not orthodox. They are modern and progressive towards their approach and have the ability to see through the reality.

Presiding Deity of Anuradha Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Sun

Pratyadi Devta helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planet in our birth chart, and has total command over the functions related to the Nakshatras placed in the birth chart. The presiding deity of Anuradha Nakshatra is the Sun, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra, leadership qualities and the ability to lead and form successful alliances. Worshipping the Sun in the early morning hours can prove to be highly beneficial to them for overall success.

Gender: Male

Gender of any Nakshatra is used in Vedic astrology for matchmaking but if we deeply analyze this, we come to know a rather fascinating fact that the gender signifies our mental inclination towards material things and how we manipulate life’s challenges for our survival.

The gender of Anuradha Nakshatra is male and natives of this Nakshatra are brave and courageous enough to face the obstacles of life and endure them. They possess the energy to keep moving ahead despite obstructions and emerge victorious and successful especially in the second half of their life.

Dosha: Pitta

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Anuradha Nakshatra natives are dominated by Pitta. Pitta represents the metabolism in the body and has the characteristic to transform food and water into energy through digestion. If the Moon in Anuradha Nakshatra is in good dignity, the native will enjoy good health. However, in case it is afflicted, then the native might suffer from health issues like thyroid.

Guna: Tamasic

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas, known as - Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. These are known as the three processes that build a successful life. The guna of Anuradha Nakshatra is Tamasic which could make the natives of this Nakshatra rebellious, vindictive and deceitful. They could also be emotionally needy and suffer from melancholy and frustration.

Element: Fire

Anuradha Nakshatra is governed by the Fire element, which gives a joyous and spirited nature to the natives of this Nakshatra. They have a lot of inner strength and energy, which makes them accomplish their tasks while maintaining a harmonious relationship with people around them. They are good at expressing themselves and socializing.

Bird: Nightingale

Birds are the highly spiritual creatures, which came into life to give us the message from the universe. Each Nakshatra has a particular bird symbol, which shows us that the energy related to that bird is residing within us related to that particular constellation/Nakshatra. The bird symbolic to Anuradha Nakshatra is Nightingale. The natives of this Nakshatra are vigorous, popular and introspective while being friendly. They are very amiable and accommodating but also like to maintain their individuality.

First letter for naming Anuradha Nakshatra born baby - Na, Ne, Nu, Ne

The first letter of the name also produces a vibration, which is connected with the individual, as per the Vedas. It is advisable to choose a name with the letter that creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the native gets every happiness and success, promised in his birth chart. This is akin to us coming in the network coverage area of the Nakshatra we are born under, and thus getting a proper signal from it, which helps us rejuvenate and connect better with the world.

The first letter for a baby born in Anuradha Nakshatra could be Na, Ne, Nu, Ne.