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.

Hasta Nakshatra

The Hasta Nakshatra is the thirteenth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. All four quarters or padas of this Nakshatra falls under the zodiac sign of Virgo.

Symbol: Hand or fist

The symbol of Hasta Nakshatra is the hand or fist, which indicates activities or skills related to hands such as craftsmanship or artistic work. Natives born in this Nakshatra are highly skilled in hand-related works like painting, writing, calligraphy, sculpture, sowing etc. They also make great healers, palmist, therapists and masseuses.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Hasta Nakshatra are intelligent, hardworking and reasonable. The effect of Moon makes them very calm, sensitive and emotional and also gives them the innate desire to help and serve. They are cooperative while working with or for others and work industriously to bring about a positive change in their professional life. They are active and quick in thought and action. They also have a lighter side to their personality in the form of humor and wit and are great entertainers.

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Know in detail about Hasta Nakshatra:

Translation  Hand
Symbol  Hand, fist, palm
Animal Symbol  Female buffalo
Presiding Deity  Savitur (Sun God)
Controlling/Ruling Planet  Moon
Ruling Deity of the Planet  Parvati
The 4 Quarters of Hasta Nakshatra  
1st quarter  Ruled by Mars
2nd quarter  Ruled by Venus
3rd quarter  Ruled by Mercury
4th quarter  Ruled by Moon
Nature  Deva (God-like)
Mode  Passive
Number  13
Gender  Male
Dosha  Vata
Guna  Rajasic
Element  Fire
Disposition  Light and swift
Bird  Vulture
Common Name of the Tree  Jasmine
Botanical Name of the Tree  Jasminum auriculatum
Seed Sounds  Pu, Sh, Nu, Tha.

The Ruling Planet of Hasta Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Moon

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 Hasta Nakshatra is the Moon. Individuals born in this Nakshatra possess a lot of compassion and like to care for others. They have a pleasant personality with a charming face and a sweet smile. Their jovial and optimistic nature along with the ability to inspire makes other people fond of them. They are good at forming social and professional relationships and at times are very detail oriented in their work.

The energy source of Hasta Nakshatra (Adhi Devta):  Savitur

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 Hasta Nakshatra is Savitur, who is one of the important Adityas among the twelve Adityas. Savitur or the Sun God gives a lot of creativity and dexterity to the natives of this Nakshatra in healing, art and handicrafts. It also establishes harmony between nature and the human being. In this context, chanting the Gayatri Mantra can be highly beneficial to the natives of Hasta Nakshatra.

Presiding Deity of Hasta 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 Hasta Nakshatra is Sun. The Sun, in the form of twelve Adityas was born to Goddess Aditi, whose responsibility is to nourish and sustain the nature. This gives the natives of this Nakshatra, traits of care, nourishment and selfless service and they can do well as counselors, healers, advisors, physiotherapists etc.

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 Hasta Nakshatra is Male and natives of this Nakshatra, regardless of their gender, shall have abundance of energy, practicality and confidence.

Dosha: Vata

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Hasta Nakshatra natives are dominated by Vata. Vata is related to air and natives of this Nakshatra could experience problems related to digestion like flatulence, bowel disorder, intestinal worms, hysteria etc.

Guna: Rajas

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 Hasta Nakshatra is Rajas or Rajasic which could give the natives of this Nakshatra a tendency towards overindulgence and emotional unsettledness. However, these people will spend their wealth in charity and for the welfare of others.

Element: Fire

Hasta Nakshatra is governed by the Fire element, which provides quickness and spark of energy to the natives of this Nakshatra. Fire also stands for transformation. The natives of this Nakshatra are self-motivated and have the ability to work in tough circumstances and overcome obstacles. They go through a lot of ups and downs in their life leading to inner transformation. However, their mental power and strength helps them to sail through all odds and achieve their desired goals.

Bird: Vulture

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 Hasta Nakshatra is Vulture. Vulture finds mention in the great epic Ramayana with the name of Jatayu and Sampati the son of God Aruna. These two great warriors were friends of King Dashratha. And Jatayu fought valiantly with Ravana to protect Sita, the wife of the lord Ram. The Vulture is the Omen of death, but signifies the transformation of the soul and progress into the spiritual realm, where the native understands the motive of taking birth. Natives born in Hasta Nakshatra are very spiritual and religious and have a lot of courage and patience.

First letter for naming Hasta Nakshatra born baby - Pu, Sh, Nu, Tha

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 Hasta Nakshatra could be Pu, Sh, Nu, Tha.