The Nakshatras in Vedic astrology are lunar constellations, and directly manifest its expressions. The Moon changes signs (12 houses) about every 2.3 days. It takes 28 days to move through the 12 signs of the zodiac, translating into two weeks of a waxing (bright half) Moon and two weeks of a waning (dark half) Moon. The Moon is related to our intuition, intelligence and our natural emotions. The 28 Nakshatras deal with these ever-changing feelings and emotions based on the Moon’s position.
(Ardra — Ranges from Degrees 6:40 – 20 of Gemini sign)
Ardra Nakshatra Characteristics:
These natives are soft, stable, strong, sacrifice a lot to earn, and may be prone to sickness, fear and anger.
Ardra Nakshatra Lord: Rahu
Ardra Nakshatra Meaning: Moist or wet
Ardra Nakshatra Symbol: Teardrop
Ardra Nakshatra Deity: Rudra, the Lord of Storms
Shakti (power to/of…): Effort
Ardra Nakshatra Nature: Sharp, dreadful
Ardra Nakshatra Body VarahaMihira: Hair, scalp
Ardra Nakshatra Body Parashara: Ears
Ardra Nakshatra Rashi: ku, kham, ja, chha
Ardra Nakshatra Marriage: Auspicious
Ardra Nakshatra Translation: Ardra translates into moistness, greenery and freshness
Ardra Nakshatra Controlling Planet: Rahu
Lucky letters: K, G, N, C
Lucky or Favourable Numbers: 4
Astronomical name: Betelgeuse
Ardra Nakshatra Male Characteristics:
The Ardra Nakshatra native happily does all the work given to him, and he does it in a responsible way. In general meetings he sets the tone with a humorous disposition and becomes the center of attraction. His intuition is sharp and he is a good psychologist. With friends and relatives he will behave in an amiable way, but on the rare occasion he may be thankless to people who do him a favour.
Education, sources of income/profession:
The Ardra Nakshatra native has the ability to acquire a wide range of general knowledge and has a good memory. He is also compassionate and cool-headed, so that even during times of difficulties, he can maintain his equanimity. He rarely sticks to just one type of work, but likes to multi-task. He respects the opinions of his co-workers, even when they do not agree with him. Generally, he settles down for work away from home, or maybe even in foreign countries. Work-wise, he will peak between the ages 32 and 42.
The Ardra Nakshatra native is likely to have a delayed marriage. But if it takes place early, it is unlikely that he will be able to live together with his spouse due to practical compulsions, or maybe even incompatibility. He will face several problems in his married life, but will not let it show on his face. But a late marriage will be very good for him, as his spouse will take very good care of him.
On the health front, he is likely to be plagued by some diseases, which may even be incurable. He has to be careful against paralysis, and heart and dental problems. He may also contract asthma, dry cough, or some kind of hearing impairment.
Ardra Nakshatra Female Characteristics:
The female native of the Ardra Nakshatra is well-mannered and is of a peaceful disposition. On the financial front, she is a spendthrift. She is intelligent and helpful, but sometimes can be very fussy and find fault about trivial things. Some of them are likely to have parents who have divorced many times.
Education, sources of Income/profession:
The Ardra Nakshatra female native is bound to fare well in her education, and then later in the research or scientific fields. She usually specializes in electronics engineering or as a pharmacist. She can also earn a lot as a freelance consultant.
Like her male counterpart, she also generally goes in for a late marriage. But she cannot enjoy requited love, and does not earn the affection of her husband or his family. Her married life will never be smooth, and even her children cannot become a source of happiness for her. It has been observed that in some cases, either her husband dies or she has to undergo a painful divorce.
This Nakshatra female native has been noticed to suffer from menstrual problems, asthma, and problems related to blood, uterus, ear, nose and throat.
Ardra Nakshatra Astrology:
The Ardra Nakshatra ranges from 6.40 to 20.00 degrees in Mithuna or Gemini sign, which is ruled by Lord Rudra, and also the shadow planet Rahu. Lord Rudra is the supreme composition of everything that is both good and evil. He is the creator as well as the destroyer. Rudra is the supreme manifestation of power and dominance. He is supremely knowledgeable and supremely pure. However, the presence of Rahu brings many negatives and miseries of every kind, including poverty and depression. So, astrologically, this is a very mixed Nakshatra.
Ardra Nakshatra Prediction 2018:
This portends to be a difficult year for you. Mostly, you will be besieged by financial problems. You might have to face a setback in your career, or even lose your job. Avoid arguments with colleagues and superiors, as it is likely to harm your career prospects. For people in the fields of politics and law, this is a good year. Students will do well by securing admission to renowned institutions. Farmers will have a lucrative year. Income from unexpected sources is quite possible. On the family front, you may have problems with your spouse. You may decide to renovate some parts of your house.
1st Pada: The first pada of Ardra Nakshatra falls in Sagittarius Navamsa, governed by Jupiter. During this phase there is curiosity and the desire to explore. Planets in this pada are relaxed, but may be prone to material excesses. It is the calm before the storm and things do not look too rosy.
2nd Pada: The second quarter of this Nakshatra falls in the Capricorn Navamsa, ruled by Saturn. It signifies all kinds of material ambitions and frustrations. The negative qualities of this Nakshatra generally surface during this quarter. The storm has intensified here; therefore planets bring misfortune and problems.
3rd Pada: The third pada of the Ardra Nakshatra falls in the Aquarius Navamsa, ruled by Saturn. It signifies a scientific nature. The storm is at its peak and thus provides sudden bursts of inspiration and intense mental activity.
4th Pada: The fourth pada of the Ardra Nakshatra falls in the Pisces Navamsa and is ruled by Jupiter. It signifies sensitivity and compassion. There will be a strong urge to help under-privileged people. The storm has almost passed, and the atmosphere is pervaded by a growing peace, and the results during this phase are usually positive.