Dasha ruler: Mars
Symbol : a musical drum
Deity : the Vasus (8 deities associated with wealth and beneficial qualities)
Rulership : men without pride, eunuchs, fast friends, men who are hated by women, charitable persons, the very wealthy, peaceful (self controlled) persons.
Moon in Dhanishta : the person is charitable, wealthy, heroic, fond of song, and desirous to make money.
Attributes : Spread from 23’20” in Makar up to 6’40” in Kumbha. Because Vasu is the Deity of this star – it is the giver of wealth, precious stone, valuable articles, gold, opulence etc. Asthavasu derives from Ganga. The virtues of these gods are associated with this star. Persons born under this star are hostile to women, because they lack adequate sexual power. If Shani is the lord of the 7th house and also in this star – any other Graha in the 7th house and associated with this star will also do – the native will be sexually weak. It has to be noted that Shani himself is an eunuch. The native of the Star seldom marries or marriage is difficult for him; if married conjugal relation is seldom happy.
Anthropomorphically this is the back of Kalapurush.
Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Dhanistha, Saturn causes the victory of the king of Magadha and the prosperity of treasurers, bankers and the like.
Those born in the first pada of the star are bestowed with hefty body, and speak much. They carry on kings’ works and are capable administrators. They are always successful and brave. They enjoy life and are endowed with many children. They sleep too much, fearful and low minded.
Those born in the second pada are soft spoken and obedient. They are learned and transact many things. They earn a lot of money; they serve the authority and are intelligent. They are equipoised towards joy and difficulties and loved by the learned.
Those born in the third pada are long lived, endowed with good qualifies, and astrologers. They enjoy all things in life, famous, and respected by kings. They are endowed with success and wise. They undertake all jobs, wealthy, religious and accompanied by many relatives.
Those born in the fourth pada are cruel, always angry, and earn by questionable means. They speak much, engaged in untruthful jobs, suffer from many diseases. They are great deceivers and bereft of relatives. They are engaged in gambling and are after other women, fools but brave.