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.

Chitra Nakshatra

Chitra is the fourteenth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. The first two quarters or padas of this Nakshatra fall under the zodiac sign of Virgo and the last two fall under the sign of Libra. Due to the combined effect of Virgo and Libra, the natives of this Nakshatra have a strong foundation along with the flexibility to accept the change for the better.

Symbol: A bright jewel or pearl

The symbol of Chitra Nakshatra is a shiny bright jewel or pearl which represents brilliance and also the light that shines within us. It is a highly auspicious Nakshatra denoting wealth, riches and success which is very much reflected in the lives of natives born in this Nakshatra. The shiny bright jewel is also symbolic of the bright and lustrous appearance of the natives of this Nakshatra.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Chitra Nakshatra are very attractive, charming and have a larger-than-life kind of an aura. They remain fascinated by beauty, art, design and culture and could be flashy and glamorous. They are passionate and quite popular because of their fondness for luxuries and receive a lot of attention wherever they go. They are well groomed and have eloquent speech and good communication skills. They are intelligent and have innate leadership qualities along with a creative side.

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Know in detail about Chitra Nakshatra:

Translation  Brilliance
Symbol  Bright jewel or shining light
Animal Symbol  Female Tiger
Presiding Deity  Vishvakarma (the celestial architect)
Controlling/Ruling Planet  Mars
Ruling Deity of the Planet  Muruga
The 4 Quarters of Chitra Nakshatra  
1st quarter  Ruled by Sun
2nd quarter  Ruled by Mercury
3rd quarter  Ruled by Venus
4th quarter  Ruled by Mars
Nature  Rakshasa (demon)
Mode  Active
Number  14
Gender  Female
Dosha  Pitta
Guna  Tamasic
Element  Fire
Disposition  Soft and mild
Bird  Wood Pecker
Common Name of the Tree  Bel
Botanical Name of the Tree  Aegle marmelos
Seed Sounds  Pe, Po, Ra, Re.

 

The Ruling Planet of Chitra Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Mars

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 Chitra Nakshatra is Mars, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra the ability to participate and the energy to accomplish their tasks. Mars also gives them a sense of competitiveness, which makes them good at debates and winning arguments. They are often found skilled in martial arts and other activities involving sharp and forceful hand movements. It is difficult for the natives of this Nakshatra to sit idle and they keep themselves involved in some or the other creative pursuit.

The energy source of Chitra Nakshatra (Adhi Devta):  Tvastar/Vishwakarma

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 Chitra Nakshatra is Tvastar or Vishwakarma. Tvastar is the visible form of Vishwakarma who blesses the natives of this Nakshatra with creativity. Much depends in which quarter the Moon is present. If the Moon is present in Virgo sign, then the native will be good at calculations and a career as an engineer, accountant, orator, architect etc would be fruitful. Moon in the last two quarters of this Nakshatra could give the native a career in the field of the cosmetics, fashion designing, creative writing, media and entertainment.

Presiding Deity of Chitra Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta):  Virat Vishvakarma

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 Chitra Nakshatra is Virat Vishvakarma who is known as the celestial architect of the Universe. This gives the natives of this Nakshatra, great artistic and organizational abilities at many levels. Many famous architects, actors and artists have some connection with this Nakshatra, which gives them many talents and fame in their field.

Gender: Female

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 Chitra Nakshatra is female and natives of this Nakshatra are good planners and have the ability to plan and organize things artistically.

Dosha: Pitta

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Chitra Nakshatra natives are dominated by Pitta. Pitta represents the metabolism in the body and helps in the transformation of food and water into energy through digestion. Taking cold foods, fruits and yogurt shall be beneficial for the natives of this Nakshatra.

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 Chitra Nakshatra is Tamasic which can give the natives of this Nakshatra a tendency towards overindulgences and being too consumed by beauty and luxuries. At times, they could also be unethical, arrogant and ego-centric.

Element: Fire

Chitra Nakshatra is governed by the Fire element, which gives the spark and expression of creativity to the natives of this Nakshatra. It also gives the energy and vigor to accomplish their goals and fight against all obstacles.

Bird: Woodpecker

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 Chitra Nakshatra is Woodpecker. Wood Pecker signifies the attention, effort and determination made by the Chitra Nakshatra natives which leads them to success. The innovative ideas and creative abilities gives a lot of opportunities and financial benefits to these natives.

First letter for naming Chitra Nakshatra born baby - Pe, Po, Ra, Re

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 Chitra Nakshatra could be Pe, Po, Ra, Re.