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.

Krittika Nakshatra

Krittika Nakshatra is the third among the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology, and it comes in the Aries zodiac sign with the first quarter or Pada. It also comes in the Taurus zodiac sign, with the other three quarters or Padas.

The first quarter in Aries signifies that the native born under the Aries sign would be duty-bound and very strict with rules and regulations. However, Krittika with its three quarters or Padas in Taurus inclines the nature of the native towards wealth, desire, and liberation, wherever it comes in the birth chart.

Knowing the Characteristics

The innate nature of a Krittika born individual would be creative and with tendencies that let them find creativity around them. Since the element of fire represents these natives, hence, they are capable of reaching the highest level of the form of purification for humans. Their adventurous spirit, and zeal to fuel fir for new experiences and activities, would always let him possess an energetic demeanor, which is unique to them. They would also ardently love going out for physical activities, and would have a tough exterior to themselves. They are born perfectionists, and anything, which misses being perfect, does not attract them. Being knowledgeable lets them involve with educational institutes and the like, and they might possess a sharp tongue. Bless with a strong will power, having the ability and capacity to help others, and being independent, counts for the. They are also known for their courage and the interest to always remain aware, be it any situation.

Symbol: Knife, Razor, Axe, or Flame

This symbol signifies that the person born under the Krittika Nakshatra would be very active in nature, and would have a sharp intelligence.

Know in detail about the Krittika Nakshatra:

 

Translation

 "The Cutter"

Symbol

 Razor, Axe, or Flame

Animal Symbol

 Female Sheep

Presiding Deity

 Agni, the God of Fire and Lord Muruga (Kartikeya)

Controlling/Ruling Planet

 Sun

Ruling Deity of Venus

 Shiva

The 4 Quarters of Bharani Nakshatra

 

1st quarter

 Ruled by Jupiter

2nd quarter

 Ruled by Saturn

3rd quarter

 Ruled by Saturn

4th quarter

 Ruled by Jupiter

Nature

 Rakshasa (Demon)

Mode

 Active

Number

 3

Gender

 Female

Dosha

 Kapha

Guna

 Rajas

Element

 Earth

Disposition

 Mixed (both sharp and soft)

Bird

 Peacock

Common Name of the Tree

 Fig/Goolar

Botanical Name of the Tree

 Ficusracemosa

Seed Sounds

 Ah, Ee, Oo, Ay


Ruling Planet of
Krittika Nakshatra (Graha Data): The Sun

“Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the ruling planet, so that we can work based on that planet in our chart.” 

Based on Vedic Astrology, Sun has the ownership over the Krittika Constellation. The native born in the Krittika Nakshatra has the spiritual fire within them, which guide them towards their real aim in life, and thereby assure them to be successful in their lives, for which they have taken birth. Sun will also give the native the inbuilt quality of a warrior, being in the Krittika Nakshatra, with his pure spiritual fire. If the energy of Krittika Nakshatra does not channelize properly, the native will get distracted and would wander in his life, and be aimless. This would not be healthy for them and their near and dear ones as well. The vitality for a native born under the Krittika Nakshatra would be good.

The energy source of Krittika Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): AGNI

“The Adhi Devta is the One who gives us mental clarity or right perception about the ruling planet of Krittika nakshatra, and through which we can come in contact with the energy source related to this Nakshatra.”

Agni is the God of transformation, and is the strongest medium of communication between us celestial beings and God. A native born under the Krittika Nakshatra will have a sharp intelligence, actively participate in social welfare, and would be able to transform the thinking of the mass. A career, which craves for creativity and needs one to have an active and creative bend of mind at all times, would be good for the Krittika born people.

Presiding Deity of Krittika Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta):

Pratyadi Devta or the Presiding Deity as per Vedic Astrology of a particular Nakshatra, is the one who helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planets in our birth charts.

Kartikeya: The Warrior God gives us the energy to face every challenge in our lives like a great warrior who is fearless of anything that they need to fight with, and nobody can win over these people.

Gender: Female

A native born in the Krittika Nakshatra will go through an internal transformation within themselves and possess the ability to nourish and nurture the life of others. With patience and benevolence, these native will get success in their lives.

Dosha: Kapha

The main function of Kapha is to protect the body by holding the muscle, bone, and fat together. Krittika Nakshatra born people need to take care of this Dosha, so that their vitality remains maintained. The diseases like Smallpox, Chicken Pox, Measles, or Diabetes, might affect the health of a Krittika born native.

Guna: Rajas

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas known as Sattva, Rajas, and Tamas. They are known as the three processes, which help us lead a successful life. Krittika Nakshatra has the Rajas Guna, which bestows upon the native, the quality of a royal warrior. They would always be ready to accept any challenge, and avail every facility from the government/authority/ruler, and get the company of brave people around them.

Element: Earthy

Krittika born people have the innate ability to succeed in any circumstance. They apply the best of their knowledge to overcome the obstacles faced by them. Because of their earthy nature, they believe in hard work and honesty, and in the thought that these can help them overcome any obstacle in life.

Bird: Peacock

As we must know, birds are highly spiritual creatures as per Vedic Astrology, and they come into our lives to give us unique messages from the Universe. Each Nakshatra has a particular bird symbol, which signifies us that the energy related to that bird is residing within us, and is related to that particular Constellation/Nakshatra.

The quality of a warrior only comes when we know “how to balance the energy”. In addition, balance will come into our lives only when we have a strong foundation. If we observe the Peacock carefully, the metatarsal spurs of the peacock gives them a strong foundation to defend themselves against predators. This is a great lesson from the Peacock that the Krittika Nakshatra natives should learn and remember. The most amazing aspect in this is that the Presiding Deity of Krittika, who is Kartikeya, also rides on the Peacock, and so the people born under the Krittika constellation have to make their foundation strong, as these mythologies and symbols have a secret message, which reveals the idea of getting great success for the Krittika Nakshatra born people.

The first letter for naming Krittika born people: A, E, U, Ea

The first letter of the name produces the vibration, which is believed to be connected with the native. Choosing the name with the letter meant for the Nakshatra a native is born under, creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the native gets every happiness and success promised in his birth chart.

It is akin to today’s world, if we take it as coming in the network coverage area of that particular Nakshatra, so that we get a proper signal.