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.


ARDRA NAKSHATRA comes in the Gemini with all the four quarters/padas. These native have the airy quality, ready to participate in every work and complete it with honesty. Afflicted Ardra moon nakshatra through a malefic planet, the native will not get stability in life. Career related to the veterinary doctor, dairy farm will be profitable for Ardra nakshatra born.

Symbol: (Tear drop/Human head) The deity related to Ardra is the god of storm who has the command over the thunderbolt. As the rain and thunder bolt transform the nature, similarly the Ardra born will get transformation in life through their hard-work and pain.

Human head is the symbolism of wisdom and ego which is found in the Ardra born native. Their temperament borders on arrogance due to their knowledge and skill.

Ruling Planet of Ardra Nakshatra (Graha Dveta):“Graha devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart.” As per Vedic Astrology, RAHU has the ownership on the Ardra constellation. People born in this nakshatra have the ability to distract the attention of others or also attract the crowd easily with the quality given by Rahu. Rahu makes the native clever enough to win an argument. Good debaters, wild life photographer, politician are born under this nakshatra. If afflicted then native will get distracted, involved in a bad company and may have many enemies in their life.

Energy source of Ardra Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): ADHI DEVTA : “The Adhi devta is the one who gives the mental clarity about the planet and also through the adhi devta we can come in contact the energy source related to that planet. The god of storm RUDRA is the Adhi devta of Ardra nakshatra. He has the ability to give rain and transform the energy for the creation. Native born in Ardra moon nakshatra work in the innovative fields and career related electrical engineering, electronic industry, animated work in modern day, profession related to mental-disorder therapy, healing therapy, good hackers and experts in magic work.

Presiding Deity of Ardra Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Pratyadi Devta is the one who helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and planet in the birth chart and has the total command on the function related to that nakshatra placed in the birth chart. Lord Shiva is the main deity for the Ardra Nakshatra who has incarnated in various Rudra forms.

People born in Ardra nakshatra have special blessing from lord Shiva to achieve their aim in life. If we see Rudra in peaceful form, he is holding a pouch with various herbs which signifies the natural healing. So the people of Ardra nakshatra as moon sign will make a great career in healing, medicine, research in animal and forest related fields. 

 Gender: (Female) Gender of any nakshatra is used in Vedic astrology for the match making but if we deeply analyze it, we find a fascinating picture of the gender signifying our mental inclination towards the material things and how we manipulate the challenges for survival in life. Ardra people have the caring ability.

Dosha: (Vata) Dosha represents which type of diseases will affect the native. Vata is related to air which gives diseases related to breathing, heart related issues, muscle pain, stomach pain etc.

Guna: (Tamasic) In Vedic culture, there are three Gunas - Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas which are known as the three processes to make life successful. Ardra Nakshatra has the Tamasic guna which makes the native short tempered. They don’t have faith on others and may suffer from some inferiority complex. 

Element: (Water) Ardra Nakshatra has the water element which signifies that native will have the great memory retention ability, as water has the great memory retention power proved scientifically. Native born with the Ardra as moon nakshatra will get quick grasping power as a result.

Bird: (Andril) Birds are the highly spiritual creatures which come into life to give us the message from 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.

These natives have good hunting skills. In the modern era we can see good proofreaders, programmers have the Ardra prominence in their chart.

Classical Raga related to Ardra Nakshatra : Indian classical Ragas plays a vital role in astrology too. In the scriptures Ragas are not other than the celestial Demi Goddess the (Raga devta). Nowadays the Raga Therapy is being applied to cure the diseases as well. Based on the constellation where Moon is placed in your birth chart there are Ragas which can make your life more comfortable and better. Vakula, Bharanam, and Mayamalavagowla are the ragas related to this nakshatra.

First letter for Ardra Nakshatra  born people: “Like the classical Raga, the first letter of the name also produces the vibration which is connected with the native.” Having the name with that letter creates harmony between the human and the universe so that the native gets all the happiness and success which is promised in his birth chart. It’s akin to your coming in the network coverage area of that nakshatra and thus getting a proper signal. Ku, Gha, Ing, Jha