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.

Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra

Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is the twenty-fifth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. The first three quarters or padas of this Nakshatra falls under the zodiac sign of Aquarius and the last quarter comes under the sign of Pisces. It is a unique Nakshatra and duality is one of the characteristics of the natives of this Nakshatra.

Symbol: Man with two faces, front legs of a funeral cot

 A Man with two faces as the symbol of Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra represents the ability of the natives of this Nakshatra to see different points of view of a situation or knowledge of two worlds. They are highly secretive and could be two-faced personalities. Front legs of a funeral cot denotes exit from the material world after fulfilling the world duties, hence this is also a Nakshatra of transformation from material to the spiritual realm. The funeral cot also shows this Nakshatra’s connection with the fire element, hence it is also known as the Nakshatra of purification.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra are independent, intuitive and capable of making sacrifices for a higher purpose. They are imaginative yet driven by logic and highly skilled at making money. They are self-reliant, practical and economical in money matters. They are scholarly and skillful in conversations which makes them good writers and speakers. Sometimes they are too secretive which makes them appear untrustworthy to others. They are intense and very determined to achieve their objectives. They are unconventional in their thinking and do not have blind faith in religion. They are very sincere, hardworking, and devoted to their goals, however at times their goals and objectives might be questionable. To know which Nakshatra you have been born into, sign up so that you can find it out and then go through the descriptive details, to know yourself better.

Know in detail about Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra:

Translation  The former lucky feet
Symbol Man with two faces, front legs of a funeral cot
Animal Symbol  A male lion
Presiding Deity Aja ekapanda, the one footed goat
Controlling/Ruling Planet  Jupiter
Ruling Deity of the Planet  Shiva
The 4 Quarters of Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra  
1st quarter  Ruled by Mars
2nd quarter  Ruled by Venus
3rd quarter  Ruled by Mercury
4th quarter  Ruled by Moon
Nature  Manushya (human)
Mode  Passive
Number  25
Gender  Male
Dosha  Vata
Guna  Satwik
Element  Ether
Disposition  Fierce and severe
Bird  Avocet
Common Name of the Tree  Mango
Botanical Name of the Tree  Mangifera indica
Seed Sounds  Se, So, Da, Di.

 

The Ruling Planet of Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Jupiter

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 Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is Jupiter which gives them idealistic goals and humanitarian approach towards the welfare of the society. They possess the ability to influence the masses with their excellent and eloquent speaking skills. They are firm on their principles and possess a lot of spiritual depth along with creativity. However, at times they could be nervous, over-excited and cynical.

The energy source of Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): Aja ikpada

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 Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is Aja ikpada, which is the one footed and three face form of Lord Shiva. It signifies the ability of the natives of this Nakshatra to understand the meaning and secrets of past, present and future and have spiritual aspirations. A career in the analytical department, administration, statistics, share market or as a financial advisor can be beneficial for these natives.

Presiding Deity of Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Shiva

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 Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is Shiva. The natives born in this Nakshatra are kind, benevolent and passionate. They are always keen to help others and sometime sacrifice all their wealth and money for the welfare of society.

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 Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is Male and natives of this Nakshatra are bold, hardworking and courageous. They have a charitable nature and humanitarian outlook.

Dosha: Vata

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra natives are dominated by Vata. Vata is related to air, which gives diseases related to breathing, heart-related issues, muscle pain, stomach pain, etc. The natives of this Nakshatra should be cautious against being restless, nervous and should take care of accidents, falls and injuries.

Guna: Sattwa

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 Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is Satwik, which makes the natives of this Nakshatra knowledgeable, spiritually inclined, benign and creative.

Element: Ether

Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is governed by the Ether element. Ether represents the divine silence, where all the creation happens. Ether element gives the ability to have new ideas and inceptions. Natives of this Nakshatra are curious to learn, communicative and action oriented.

Bird:  Avocet

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 Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra is Avocet. Natives of this Nakshatra have unconventional thinking and are skilled at multi-tasking and have deep philosophical wisdom and independent behavior.  

First letter for naming Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra born baby – Se, So, Da, Di

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 Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra could be Se, So, Da, Di.