Dasha ruler: Rahu
Symbol : teardrop
Deity : Isa (a god associated with wind and destruction)
Rulership : Murderers, animal catchers, liars, adulterers, thieves, rogues,creators of discord, cruel persons, charmers, sorcerers, those well versed in the art of raising goblins.
Moon in Ardra : The person is deceitful and haughty, ungrateful, cruel, mischievous and vicious.
Attributes :Ardranakshatra extends in Mithun from 6’40” to 20’00” The lord of Ardra is Budha. When Surya enters Ardra, the earth is said to be starting its menstrual course, that is Ambobachi. Ardra means wet or surcharged with water. Because the earth is running her menstrual course there are tear drops falling one after another.
From Rudra comes all suffering, persecutions and oppressions, anger,, ferocity of countenance or hideousness of noise. Rudra is another name of Shiva, the Five Faced (Panchanana). In knowledge, asceticism, renunciation, as also in enjoyment, he is the supreme consummation of all desires. He is a blue-throated one, the wielder of the most tremendous powers, what could not be attempted, far less achieved by other Gods, when the churned Ocean at the time of SamudraManthan exhaled poison Siva achieved quite simply by holding the exhalation in his throat. On one side he is the Symbol of the most perfect placidity and serenity, on the other hand he is the Symbol of all that is terrible. He holds the great serpent on his head and on his forehead crescent Chandra with his sweet-soft light. He is at the same time the most peaceful and also the most terrible. And in all these are to be traced the intrinsic characteristics of Ardra. Superficially, on the surface of it, Ardra stands for suffering, hardness, cruelty, murder, prison, theft, adultery etc. The root characteristic is oppression-in order to purify. All male kidney trouble and connected urethral disease comes within the jurisdiction of Ardra; so also uterine diseases of the female. Anthropomorphically it is the skull of kalapurush and the hair on it.
Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Ardra, trouble befalls the people of the Parata and Ramatha countries, oilmongers, washermen and dyers as well as thieves.
Those born in the first pada are very kind hearted and pleasant faced, experts, with good qualities, warriors, learned, famous, worshipers of gods, and help others.
Those born in the second pada are unpolished, proud, perfect speakers, slow, sad, bereft of gods and teachers. They are subtle, enjoyers, hate people and handsome.
Those born in the fourth pada are great people, intelligent, enjoyers, monied, learned in the Vedas, religious, happy, long lived and endowed with many and children, loved by people and relatives, They are truthful and affectionate to their mothers.