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Hasta Nakshatra

Dasha ruler: Moon
Symbol : a hand
Deity : Surya
Rulership : thieves, elephants, those who travel in chariots, elephant drivers, artisans, commodities, cereals, men learned in Vedas, traders and men of prowess.
Moon in Hasta : the person is liable to get excited easily and intensely, is bold and insolent, susceptible to drinking, is heartless and a thief.

Attributes : Spread from 10’00” to 23’20” Kanya. The 12 names of the sun are:
(1) Arun, (2) Aditya, (3) Tapan, (4) Divakar, (5) Bhaskar, (6) Bhanu, (7) Martanda, (8) Mihir, (9) Ravi, (10) Bivakar, (11) Sahasramsu and (12) Surya.

All the Attributes these names etymologically connote are caused by this star. From the Surya we derive creativity and creation, and from creation we derive light, lustre, and strength. Surya is the prime cause of dominion, kingship, power of immunity and the light that dispels darkness. Budha is the cause of knowledge. If placed in this star he sheds light all around. Ravi with this Nakshatra enhances the instinct of dominion and the capacity to rule over others. It brushes up human intelligence, making it more luminous and makes a man vibrant with life and light.

The Symbol is a closed hand or fist. It would follow that this signifies determination and clenched resolution. To keep everybody within one’s grip, the possessive instinct follows from the nature of this star. The magician and the pick-pocket are also born under this star – variation from nobler Attributes.

Anthropomorphically it is the hand of Kalapurush.

Brihat    Samhita: When Saturn transits Hasta, barbers, potters, oil-manufacturers etc., thieves, physicians, tailors (needle-workers), elephant-catchers (or elephants and crocodiles), harlots, the people of the Kosalacountry and garland-makers (florists) come to harm.

Pada descriptions:
Those born in the first pada are quick, strong, wealthy, drunkards, doing bad works, stingy, quarrelsome, suffer from phlegmatic diseases and ups and downs in life.
Those born in the second pada are slow but endowed with good qualities, having less enemies, learned in the scriptures, stable minded, handsome, interested in the goodwill of others, attracted by womenfolk and reserved.
Those born in the third pada are good transactors, highly sexy, bad intentional, but do religious performances, interested in the friendship of the wise and happy.
Those born in the fourth pada are employed by the king, respectful, short tempered, of clear mind, protectors of those who are unprotected and possess control over their senses. They are brave, kind and respected.

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