The Janma Nakshatra or Birth Star in Vedic Astrology refers to the constellation the Moon occupies at the time of birth. To calculate your birth star, locate the placement of the Moon in your Kundli and identify the corresponding Nakshatra.
When Bhagwan Shri Ram was born, the Moon was in Cancer and Punarvasu nakshatra. Therefore, his birth star was Punarvasu.
The 27 Nakshatras, each having 13 degrees and 30 minutes, divide the Zodiac or Bha Chakra into equal parts. In Vedic Mythology, these Nakshatras are the 27 daughters of Daksha Prajapati, all of whom are married to the Moon-god.
These 27 Nakshatras form 12 signs of 30 degrees each, covering 360 degrees. Two and one-fourth Nakshatras make one sign.
The names of 27 Nakshatras in order are Ashwini, Bharani, Kritika, Rohini, Mrigasira, Ardra, Punarvasu, Pushya, Ashlesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Uttara Phalguni, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Vishaka, Anuradha, Jyestha, Moola, Purvashada, Uttarashada, Shravan, Dhanishta, Shatabisha, Purvabhadra, Uttarabhadra, and Revati.
The Moon, in Hindu astrology, represents the mind which tends to dwell on society and the material world. It shapes our mental identity, instincts, likes and dislikes, and qualities.
Therefore, our Janma Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology is a strong print of the entire personality of a Nakshatra and its highest impact on our mind or Moon.
Birth Star is the primary motivation of our mind to see things with a personal viewpoint, instincts, or prejudices and react mentally to material existence. It governs our realities, feelings, and experiences, going on in our minds at a time.
Our Janma Nakshatra is the primary driving force behind our viewpoints, instincts, prejudices, and mental reactions to the material world. It governs our thoughts, emotions, and experiences, shaping our perception of reality at any given moment.
Each Nakshatra or star has its distinct personality with unique likes, dislikes, instincts, and areas of expertise. Although each Nakshatra has its viewpoint, qualities, and faults, but none is perfect. However, each one has its perspective and that is important.
To understand each Nakshatra, we must consider three key elements: a symbol, a deity, and a ruling planet from the Sun to Ketu. These three players trap the consciousness and mind of an individual.
Let’s study Kritika as Birth Star or Janma Nakshatra:
1. The symbol for Kritika Nakshatra is a knife, blade, or sharp object. This represents the person’s sharp and acute mind, which allows them to cut through the jargon and get straight to the point.
2. The ruling planet of Kritika Nakshatra is the Sun. Those born under this nakshatra possess Sun-like qualities such as leadership, spirituality, pride, goal orientation, and a tendency towards harshness.
3. The Devata of Krittika Nakshatra is Agni. This makes them hot-minded and transformative. Consequently, they may also have strong Jathar Agni, which is responsible for digestion, making them heavy eaters. Also, they may have strong Bhuta Agni, which is needed for spiritual progress, making them spiritual.
Worshiping the Devata of one’s Janma Nakshatra can provide clarity to the mind during difficult times. As the Moon is the karaka for the concept of Nakshatras, the Janma Nakshatra plays a crucial role in the overall well-being and health of a person. Therefore, we recommend performing daily worship of your Janma Nakshatra Devata to bring positivity and blessings to your life.
The importance of the Nakshatra of Arudha Lagna (AL) at birth for achieving fame and a good social status:
Arudha Lagna represents our status & worldly image in society. It shows the opinions and perceptions of people about us.
To attain fame and good material status in society, you can pray to the Devata of the Nakshatra of your Arudha Lagna.
The Arudha Lagna is located at the exact degree in a different sign from the degree of Lagna rising in your birth chart.
You can find the Arudha Lagna by counting from Lagna to Lagna lord and then counting the same number of houses from Lagna lord.
For example, if your Leo Lagna is at 3 degrees and the Lagna lord is in the 11th house, then your Arudha Lagna will be in Aries at 3 degrees in the 9th house. Ashwani Kumars are the Devatas of Ashwani Nakshatra in Aries at 3 degrees in the sign. By worshipping the Ashwani Kumars with Nakshatra Suktam or other powerful Mantras, you can achieve good fame and material status in society.
The list of important Nakshatras from Janma Nakshatra or Birth Star:
Please note the list of important Nakshatra or Stars in the 28 Nakshatra scheme. Abhijit, the adobe of Hari (Lord Vishnu), is used in techniques like Sarvatobhadra Chakra. It is recommended to use your natal Moon’s Nakshatra for counting other special Nakshatras.
1. Janma Nakshatra: This is where the Moon is placed. It is important for general health and mental and physical well-being.
2. Sampat Tara: This is the second Nakshatra from Janma Nakshatra and is used for wealth and prosperity.
3. Karma Nakshatra: This is the 10th Nakshatra from the birth star. It is used to see success and achievement in Karmas.
4. Sanghatika Nakshatra: This is the 16th Nakshatra from Janma Nakshatra. It highlights debts, finances, big troubles in life, etc.
5. Adhana Nakshatra: This is the 19th Nakshatra from the birth star. It is useful for work and to see where natives settle down in life.
6. Manas Nakshatra: This is the 25th Nakshatra from Janma Nakshatra. It is used to see the state of mind and how forces make one a strong or weak-minded person.
7. Desha Nakshatra: This is the 27th Nakshatra from Janma Nakshatra and is used to see support from a home country or otherwise in various efforts one does.
8. Abhishek Nakshatra: This is the 28th Nakshatra from the birth star and is used to see the crown, honors, or freedom one gets.
9. Samudaika Nakshatra: This is the 18th Nakshatra from Janma Nakshatra and is used to evaluate overall well-being and results.
10. Jati Nakshatra: This is the 26th Nakshatra from the birth star and is used to see the overall support one gets from the community and the contribution one makes to it.
11. Vinash Nakshatra: This is the 23rd Nakshatra from Janma Nakshatra and is used to see who brings about destruction and who helps during those odd times.
Please consider your Janma Nakshatra as placement 1 and then evaluate further