Nakshatras in Astrology

Vishakha Nakshatra in Astrology: Features, Padas, and Remedies

In astrology, Vi and Shakha make up the Vishakha Nakshatra. Shakha means branches, and Vi means exceptional. The word “Vishakha” means “one with distinctive or many branches” in its literal sense. One of the Adhomukhi Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology is Vishakha Nakshatra (or the Nakshatras which have their mouths downwards). Tanks, wells, temples, mining, digging, etc. can all be started and completed in these Nakshatras with good fortune.

Indicator: A Thoran (Door Garland)

The “thoran,” or door ornament, is the sign of the Vishakha Nakshatra. This is a sign that the eyelids have fully developed. The potter’s wheel is one of Vishakha’s other symbols. This suggests the circular movement of a baby in the womb. Vishakha’s literal meaning alludes to a baby’s natural need to gulp down amniotic fluid.

The Shakragni, a deity

Shakragni is the Lord of the Vishakha Nakshatra. Shakragni is a male combination of Indhra and Agni. Indra is the God of heaven, lightning, thunderstorms, clouds, rains, and streams of water. He rides on a white elephant. A raindrop is what the term “Indhu” means.

Range 200⁰ – 213⁰ 20”
Rashi Libra (Tula) and Scorpio (Vruschik)
Yogathara Zuben or Alpha Libra
Position North of Vishakha
Apparent Magnitude 2.75
Latitude +0⁰ 20” 01
Longitude 201⁰13” 22’
Right ascension 14h 50m 36.1s
Declination -16⁰ 1” 16’

Vishakha Nakshatra characteristics in astrology

  • Vikshakha Nakshatra residents have thin builds, bloodshot eyes, and long, healthy lives.
  • The locals are mentally stable, have a variety of personalities, are ascetics who master their senses, subtle, and possess regulated senses.
  • The locals are impartial and will treat both allies and enemies equally.
  • The indigenous are strong-willed and capable of readily defeating their foes. They might be skilled with fire, proficient with metals, and knowledgeable with brewing.
  • The locals are dependable and benevolent. They are constantly willing to assist others.
  • The inhabitants of the Vishakha Nakshatra are exceedingly clever, humorous, and obedient.
  • The inhabitants are typically open, truthful, and steadfast in their adherence to their ideals and fundamental values.
  • The Vishakha Nakshatra residents can participate in Yagya and devotion because they are deeply religious.
  • Children may be well-liked by the locals.
  • The inhabitants of Vishakha Nakshatra are often very private people with a small circle of close friends, yet they always value those who stand by them.
  • The locals can vary in temperament from being mild to being violent.
  • The natives are fluent in multiple languages, have excellent word choice, and talk clearly.
  • The inhabitants of the Vishakha Nakshatra are easily jealous, short-tempered, and argumentative.
  • The indigenous can be tender lovers and have their own unique ways of treating their partners.
  • The charismatic nature of the indigenous can make them more alluring to the opposing sex.
  • Historical Astrological Importance of Vishakha Nakshatra and Symbolic Meaning of Vishakha Nakhsatra
  • The male tiger is the Vishakha Nakshatra’s yoni animal. When everything is perfectly silent and some animals are just beginning to wake up, the tiger hunts between 3:30 and 4:00 am.
  • A Vishakha native will always awaken at this hour, or at the very least realise that they were asleep and are now awake. Some people might not do anything at all, while others could enjoy eating snacks at midnight.
  • Because of their retinal adaption to darkness, tigers can see quite clearly in the dark, hence a tiger or tigress can see fairly well in the dark. Tigers also hunt at night.
  • Natives of the Vishakha Nakshatra are far more adept at adjusting to darkness than other people, especially when luminaries like the Sun or Moon are in this Nakshatra.
  • A tiger is a very cautious animal that hunts quietly so you wouldn’t know what hit you.
  • He’d abruptly launch an attack at you.
  • Natives of Vishakha are also quite calm, but if you push them too far, they may suddenly lunge at you and attack. They don’t just attack for show; they attack to damage you, so you should be careful the next time.
  • A tiger’s body is covered in bangle patches, which deter predators and signal that they are there and not to be trifled with.
  • A triumphal arch and a potter’s wheel are symbols of the Vishakha Nakshatra. The “arch,” which is extremely significant in the life of a Vishakha native, can be seen when a triumphal arch is examined.
  • Government buildings, palaces, and opulent hotels are examples of structures with the arch symbol and pillars connecting them.
  • This allegory alludes to soldiers coming home after a successful battle.
  • When a soldier or champion returned from a successful battle in the past, they were traditionally received beneath a victorious gate.
  • When a Vishaka native enters a building with an arch or pillars, they quickly succeed but, depending on which gates the arch symbolises, they also abruptly lose interest in either their personal or professional lives.
  • The potter’s wheel is another representation of Vishakha. This wheel can also represent a different kind of wheel that is used to guide ships and yachts.
  • The potter’s wheel demonstrates Vishakha locals’ artistic and creative side. They are skilled in creating something from nothing and creating an enterprise or business out of nothing.
  • The pottery is made in the centre of the wheel as it revolves. Natives of Vishakha tend to be overly arrogant and self-centered since they believe that everything revolves around them.
  • The pottery wheel is likewise shaped like a galaxy on Vishnu and Krishna’s fingers, indicating once more that Vishakha residents believe they are in charge of and control the planet.
  • The wheel also serves as a metaphor for what is circular in nature. Natives of Vishaka are more likely to experience swift payback for their deeds.
  • The only Nakshatra that has two different deities, each with their own unique Nakshatra, is Vishakha.
  • The gods are Agni, who rules Krittika Nakshatra, and Indra, who preside over Jyeshtha Nakshatra. Indra is the monarch of the gods, the victor, and is portrayed as the one who enjoys all the luxuries, consumes soma, and engages in gambling.
  • He is the monarch of Gods, yet he is the most insecure, as he is not willing to let go of his throne and ends up acting out of his insecurities.
  • The God of fire Agni consumes soma along with Indra. The offerings made by men are sent from them to the Gods and returned by Agni. He participates in all fire rites, particularly the yagnas and havans performed by the men to satisfy their passions.
  • According to legend, Agni was so ravenously hungry that he had to set fire to the Khandava forest. But Indra had a friend in Takshaka, the serpent king who resided in the forest.
  • So, in order to stop Agni from burning the forest, Indra would send down rain.
  • Varuna gave Arjuna and Krishna their heavenly weapons and the chariot, and they then conjured a canopy of arrows that let Agni devour the forest.
  • Arjuna’s accomplishment brought Indra joy, and he gave him a blessing.
  • Visvarupa, the son of Tvashta or Vishwakarma, was also murdered by Indra. As a response, Tvashta made Vritra to exact revenge on Visvarupa for his murder. Unfortunately, Indra killed him too with his Vajra, which he had made from the bones of Rishi Dadhichi.
  • Natives of Vishakha are very insecure and cannot accept losing to someone else.
  • They will go to any lengths to win, they want to be the first, and they want to be the champion.
  • Vishakha, which symbolises two deities, depicts a separation in these inhabitants.
  • They are constantly torn between what to do and what not to do, whether to choose this or that, and they typically suffer from a split personality or mood disorder as a result of this confusion.
  • Natives of Vishakha are quite shrewd in carrying out their purpose in life.
  • By making friends with their enemies, Vishakha residents can easily obtain access to their hearts, and once they know what hurts their adversary the most, they will turn that information against them.
  • The Vishakha Nakshatra, which is about Indra and Agni, depicts how Vishakha locals occasionally become fascinated with fire rituals, open fire pits, barbecue, or even smokers.
  • Indra is depicted in mythology as having an obsession with Ahilya, the spouse of the sage Gautam.
  • Even though she was already married, he continued to stalk and pursue her. He conned her into believing he was her husband, changed into his body, and made love to her.
  • Even though Ahilya was aware that something was amiss, she gave in and made out. When her husband entered the cabin and observed them, he cursed Indra and wished for his body to be covered in 1000 yonis (vagina). When other Gods learned of his solitude out of humiliation, they begged Brahma to assist Indra.
  • Brahma went to the wise man Gautam and asked him to change a thousand yonis into a thousand eyeballs. The request was fulfilled.
  • The legend mentioned above depicts a Vishakha native’s fixation with sexuality. They will attempt to seduce someone else’s spouse at some time in their lives and may even run the risk of being detected.
  • Natives of Vishakha would be obsessed with porn, constantly masturbate, and have an unceasingly lusty eye for all attractive people.
  • The fixation with spying on people, especially ladies, is transformed into by Indra’s “thousand eyes” (or “eyes”).
  • Simply said, people of Vishakha desire to bring the skies to Earth. These locals desire a luxurious home with a bar and priceless artwork.
  • Vishakha men frequently favour paintings of traditional nude women or dancing women.
  • This is because there were dancers, parties, and all the pleasures of heaven in Indra’s palace.
  • The secret organisations, fascination with knowing about the illuminati, freemasons, and skull & bone society are other topics covered in Vishakha Nakshatra.

Characteristics of the astrological Vishakha Nakshatra

  • Spread from 3’20” Scorpio to 20’00” Libra (Tula) (Vrischika).
  • Another name for this star is Radha, which honours Anuradha, the star under which Surya was born.
  • This is where the fulfilment of action, variety in enterprise, success using any method, and fearless, dishonest self-interest pursuit come from.
  • The person who was born under this star works at several different things, but seldom ever focuses on just one. Another quality of this star is its propensity to disperse.
  • The native of this star aspires at success and is pleased with it when it happens; nothing else counts.
  • Other qualities include following religious precepts, acting quickly, and also suffering loss and tragedy from opponents.

In a Vedic astrology treatise, Vishakha Nakshatra is described.

  • The native born in Vishakha Nakshatra will be odiously minded, will speak excessively, have sons, wives, money, and wisdom, and will be polite towards the learned, preceptors, and Brahmins. They will also be generous with their donations and have sons and wives. He’ll get eye problems.
  • Jataka Parijata asserts that a person born under the star Vishakha will be arrogant but luxurious, triumph over his adversaries, and exhibit a great deal of irritation.
  • The native born in Vishakha Nakshatra will be exceedingly envious, thin, linguistically skilled, and will annihilate his adversaries. He will also be an ascetic, affluent, and frugal.
  • The native born under the Vishakha Nakshatra is said to be envious, greedy, attractive, intelligent, and argumentative, according to the Brihat Samhita.

Description of the Vishakha Nakshatra Pada

First Pada of Vishakha Nakshatra:

  • Aries Navamsa governs the first pada of the Vishakha Nakshatra (Governed by Mars).
  • First-pada Vishakha Nakshatra natives concentrate on relationships and have impulsive, passionate, and willful personalities. He may not show a strong commitment to his relationships, and he may come off as unpleasant, obstinate, unpredictable, and afraid.
  • People born in the first pada of the Vishakha Nakshatra have a little girdle, recall assistance provided by others, are prideful, addicted to undesirable jobs, troublesome to family members, and poor, wise, and content.

Second Pada of Vishakha Nakshatra:

  • Taurus Navamsa rules the second pada of Vishakha Nakshatra (Governed by Venus).
  • The native born under the influence of Vishakha Nakshatra’s second pada is lusty, artistic, talented in the arts, and innovative when it comes to modifying family traditions and values as well as the way culture and art are practised.
  • Those with great material desires and a penchant for luxury are those born in the second pada of Vishakha Nakshatra. They also speak up for corporate ethics.

Third Pada of Vishakha Nakshatra

  • Gemini Navamsa governs Vishakha Nakshatra’s third pada (Governed by Mercury).
  • The native born in the third pada of Vishakha Nakshatra is active in upsetting family customs and values, defying social norms or family values, being resourceful with money, finding new ways to make money work, and defending or altering corporate ethics.
  • The third pada of the Vishakha Nakshatra bestows reputation, longevity, and happiness upon its inhabitants. They benefit from each of their jobs. They conduct business and trade.

Fourth Pada of Vishakha Nakshatra

  • The Cancer Navamsa rules the fourth pada of Vishakha Nakshatra (Governed by Moon).
  • The inhabitants of the fourth pada of the Vishakha Nakshatra are persuasive and skilled at handling emotional baggage. They are emotional, sensitive, and seek emotional extremes and changes. They delve deep for information and do whatever it takes to prove a point.
  • The fourth pada of Vishakha Nakshatra is associated with giving, respect, continual enjoyment, religion, and procreation. They have jewels in plenty.

Sun’s Ingress for Vishakha Nakshatra (November 6–November 19)

  • On November 6, the Sun enters the Vishakha Nakshatra, where it stays until November 19.
  • Your Sun is in Vishakha Nakshatra if you were born during this time frame.
  • During this time, people celebrate Thripurari Pournima and Thulasi Vivaha. During this time, even Chathurmasa comes to an end.
  • The demon Thripurasur was slain by Lord Shiva on Thripurari Pournima. 720 wicks are lit at temples on this day. Also known as Dheva Diwali.
  • During this time, Thulasi Vivaha is done. The word “Vivaha” can also refer to a certain kind of wind. As a result, this may signify that Shree Varahamihira’s suggestion to begin observing the winds has been made.
  • Varahamihira asserts that as cloud formation begins around this time, sky observation should begin around this time for the upcoming monsoon.

Vishakha Tree: Vikantaka

  • Vikantaka is the tree for Vishakha.
  • The governor’s plum is another name for this.
  • It is also anti-bacterial, anti-cancer, and anti-malarial.
  • Jam and wine are made from the fruit.
  • The bark is utilised in the tanning process.

Vikantaka applications

  • Vikantaka is excellent for treating liver diseases and jaundice.
  • Snakebite can be treated with the roots and leaves.
  • Colic can be treated using roots.
  • Cholera can be treated with the gum.
  • Infections of the throat and pneumonia can both be treated with it.
  • Even nasal bleeding and other types of bleeding disorders can be treated with it.

Information on Vishakha Nakshatra’s astronomy

  • Some astronomers believe that 24 Librae is the Vishakha Yogathara, while others believe that Alpha Li- brae is the Yogathara. Because of its ecliptic latitude, Alpha Librae is taken into consideration here.
  • A double star is Alpha Librae. The Moon and other planets both have the ability to obscure it.
  • It is a white star that is thought to be hotter than usual.

Astrology’s Vishakha Nakshatra Compatibility

Sign compatibility between the bride’s Vishakha Nakshatra and the Libra (Tula) Rashi

Virgo, Virgo, Gemini, Taurus, and Aquarius

Scorpio (Vrischika) Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Sign Compatibility

Leo, Aquarius, and Aries

Sign compatibility between the groom’s Vishakha Nakshatra and the Libra (Tula) Rashi

Gemini, Virgo, Aquarius, and Aries

Scorpio (Vrischik) Rashi and Vishakha Nakshatra Groom sign compatibility

Leo, Virgo, Virgo, and Aquarius

Factors that Make Vishakha Nakshatra Compatible

  • Nadi: Last or the ninth.
  • Daemon or rakshasa, according to nature.
  • Tiger, or Vyaghra, is the animal symbol for Yoni.
  • Gaining popularity by donning new clothing on Vishakha Nakshatra.
  • First period on Vishakha Nakshatra: May have trouble getting pregnant, may be a drinker, angry, unconcerned with cleanliness, and popular with friends.
  • Shraddha on Vishakha Nakshatra might result in either the birth of a child or the fulfilment of a desire.
  • Wearing new clothes and jewellery, cleaning priceless clothing for the first time, purchasing weapons, planting crops, marketing, making financial investments, and ploughing are all good things to do on Vishakha Nakshatra.
  • Ceremony suggestions for Vishakha: No ceremonies are advised for Vishakha.

Vishakha Nakshatra remedies

  • The best treatment for this Nakshatra is to do yagna or havan or other fire rituals at home.
  • They should chop a fruit or vegetable in half if a quarrel arises since doing so will tame Vishakha’s ferocious energy.
  • It is quite advantageous for material advancement to have a brass statue of Indra and the Kamadhenu cow if a powerful planet is positioned in this Nakshatra in a favourable house.
FeedHorse gram or Kulith
VrathamAgnihothra, Arghyam to Sun, Homam, Yadnya, Havanam
Vedic SookthamIndhra Sooktham & Agni Sooktham

Vishakha Nakshatra’s caste

  • The merchant and businessman castes make up this Nakshatra.
  • This person is the Indra, and he or she doesn’t like being told what to do or when to arrive at work or leave. Indra acts however he wishes.
  • They desire the freedom to choose the work they do, the price they charge, and the hours they work.
  • Perhaps a billion people have Vishakha Nakshatra in their charts, but this does not indicate that they are all involved in business. If you were to ask them, however, which they would choose—business or a job—right away, they would all say business.
  • Outside they could be the faithful servant, but inside they are Indra.
  • Even if they don’t run their own business, many Visahakha natives always rise to the executive level and strive for excellent package compensation.

Vishakha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Summary

Dasha RulerJupiter
SymbolA triumphal gateway decorated with leaves
DeityShakragni (king of the deities, and fire deity resp)
RulershipTrees that bear red blossoms and fruits, sesame, green gram, cotton, black gram, Bengal gram, and men devoted to Indra and Agni.
Moon in VishakhaThe native is jealous, greedy, has a fair complexion, is clever in speaking, and in causing quarrels.
NatureSharp and soft (mixed)

Questions and Answers

What animal represents the Vishakha Nakshatra?

Vishakha Nakshatra is represented by the male tigers. This Nakshatra’s native is adventurous and inquisitive to explore new areas.

What makes Vishakha Nakshatra unique?

Jupiter is the lord of Vishakha, the sixteenth Nakshatra. Because Indra and Agni control this nakshatra, it represents power with a tinge of rank or authority. Those born under this sign are especially entitled to the Triumphal Arc, which stands for what they value most: victory!

Vishakha Nakshatra belongs to which Rashi?

Tula (Libra) and Vrishchik are the two Rashi that make up Vishakha Nakshatra (Scorpio).

Who is Vishakha Nakshatra’s Lord?

The ever-burning fire god Indragni is the ruler of the Vishakha Nakshatra. That explains why they are so spirited and strong. Like their fiery personality says, they have beautiful looks and characteristics; they exude delight at every turn! Vishakha also refers to Radha, the love interest of Lord Krishna.