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.

Uttara Ashada Nakshatra

Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is the twenty-first Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. The first quarter or pada of this Nakshatra falls under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius while the remaining three fall under the sign of Capricorn. The word ‘Uttara Ashada’ translates into the ‘latter invincible one’ or ‘latter undefeated’, which signifies final victory.

Symbol: Elephant tusk

Elephant tusk as a symbol of Uttara Ashada Nakshatra signifies connection to Lord Ganesha who is considered to be the remover of obstacles and the one to bestow his kind blessings for the successful completion of a task. The natives born in this Nakshatra have a strong foundation and may face obstacles in their endeavors at first but are eventually able to overcome them with their determination. They have strong leadership skills along with a sense of responsibility, which help them, achieve success in their ventures.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Uttara Ashada Nakshatra are known for their practical, hardworking, and career-oriented nature. The influence of Sun gives them leadership abilities, endurance and a lot of patience. They like to uphold the ideals of integrity, sincerity, and commitment. They are mentally active and achievement oriented, which makes them work hard to the point of being workaholics. They try to lead their life based on virtues and morals and have a humanitarian outlook. They face adversities in the early part of their life, however become successful in the latter part.

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Know in detail about Uttara Ashada Nakshatra:

Translation  Latter invincible one
Symbol  Elephant tusk
Animal Symbol  A male mongoose
Presiding Deity  Vishvadevas, the sons of lord Dharma
Controlling/Ruling Planet  Sun
Ruling Deity of the Planet  Shiva
The 4 Quarters of Uttara Ashada Nakshatra  
1st quarter  Ruled by Jupiter
2nd quarter  Ruled by Saturn
3rd quarter  Ruled by Saturn
4th quarter  Ruled by Jupiter
Nature  Manushya (human)
Mode  Balanced
Number  21
Gender  Female
Dosha  Kapha
Guna  Satwik
Element  Air
Disposition  Fixed or permanent
Bird  Stork
Common Name of the Tree  Jackfruit tree
Botanical Name of the Tree  Artocarps heterophyllus
Seed Sounds  Be, Bo, Ja, Ji.


The Ruling Planet of Uttara Ashada Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Sun

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 Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is Sun, which makes the natives of this Nakshatra sincere, virtuous, intelligent and optimistic. They are fearless in challenging situations and are able to attain victory with their strong will power and persevering attitude. However, at times, they could be stubborn and self-centered. Career wise, they could do well as counselors, government officials, social workers, judges, preachers, etc.

The energy source of Uttara Ashada Nakshatra (Adhi Devta):  Vishvadeva

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 Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is Vishvadeva. Vishvadevas is the group of all the ancestors to whom we all belong and their blessings can help us achieve success in life. Natives born in the Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra are very introspective, spiritual, duty bound and loyal.

Presiding Deity of Uttara Ashada Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Dharma

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 Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is Dharma. Lord Dharma and Vishva the daughter of Daksh Prajapati had ten sons who are collectively worshiped for the Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra. The natives born in this Nakshatra believe in the universal values of goodness, truth, will power, time, righteousness etc. and remain committed to these ideals.

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 Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is Female and the natives of this Nakshatra are very devoted, kind, honest and creative. However, if Moon in this Nakshatra is afflicted in the birth chart, there could be a tendency to be rigid, apathetic and melancholic.

Dosha: Kapha

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Uttara Ashada Nakshatra natives are dominated by Kapha. The main function of Kapha is to protect the body by holding the muscle, bone and fat together. The natives of this Nakshatra should ensure the right balance of this Dosha to avoid illness related to depression, obesity, diabetes etc.

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 Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is Sattwa, which indicates that the natives of this Nakshatra have sympathetic attitude and are good listeners. They have a firm character and care for the upliftment of society.

Element: Air

Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is governed by the Air element. The natives of this Nakshatra are always motivated to reach their goals and have a lot of patience to wait for the result s of their efforts. They are persistent and disciplined which makes them achieve the desired victory.

Bird: Stork

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 Uttara Ashada Nakshatra is Stork. Stork or Sarus is the eternal symbol of love and devotion and it is believed that the Stork pairs with only one partner throughout their life. Stork is also the symbol of marital virtue. Natives born in Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra might face problems in early marriage, however once married they prove to be good life partners and are very trustworthy and loyal towards their spouse.

First letter for naming Uttara Ashada Nakshatra born baby – Be, Bo, Ja, Ji.

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 Uttara Ashada Nakshatra could be Be, Bo, Ja, Ji.