Bankajavaasini baabavimochani kruththikaathevi sahaayakrube
Krittika * Kartika
Karthigai * Krithigai * Kruttika * Kruthike
Agneya * Anala
Riksya * Vergillae
seven rishi from Pleiades
Kri-tika = the active ones, the creative one
contributions coming to Earth
from the star-civilizations of
Plejades * Alkyone
the Strong Helper
Chandra in Krittika * comforted by confident assertion * protectors of intelligent tradition, the lineage creators, Kri
The seven stars of
the Kṛttikās are named as Amba, Dula, Nitatnī, Abhrayantī,
Meghayantī, Varṣayantī, Cupuṇīkā (as found in Taittirīya Brahmana,Taittirīya Samhita, and Kāṭhaka Saṃhitā according to Vedic index of names and subjects, Macdonnell and Keith (1912)
Illustration of Sheep from a Medieval Bestiary, preserved in the vast Bodleian Library collection at Oxford * http://bestiary.ca
the Third Nakshatra
Krittika Nakshatra Celestial Location ~~ The Circle of Stars
from the Persian-Egyptian viewpoint
ref: Davis, G. A. (1945). The so-called royal stars of Persia. Popular Astronomy, Vol. 53, p. 149. archived in http://adsabs.harvard.edu
According to Davis, there is no textual justification for including Aldebaran within the scope of "the watcher of the southern sky". Rather, he concludes that Sirius alone is the Eastern Quadrant Watcher.
| Regional Names for Krittika Nakshatra
Agneya * agninakshatra
RkSa * the seven rishi (seven stars of Pleiades)
Shiva and Parvati with Their Children Ganesha and Karttikeya (Skanda)
ca. 1830 Collection of the Smithsonian Institutions: www.asia.si.edu
Sacred tree for Krittika Nakshatra
see nakshatra gardens at:
Ficus Racemosa (fig tree, gular) = sacred to Krittika Nakshatra
Lion-tailed macaque feasting on fruits of Ficus Racemosa
photo by T. R. Shankar Raman
Sanskrit Vocabulary for Krittika Nakshatra
Krittika * Pleyades Attributes |
Traditionally, flamboyant and confident Surya-ruled Krittika-Pleiades may be represented by the teal-colored extravagance of the pea-cock.
Krittika Nakshatra rulers
Krittika * Rulers of the four pada
Krittika Nakshatra Bija Syllables:
Krittika Nakshatra Body Part
Krittika Nakshatra Meanings
"...fame, brightness, war, battle, and the war-leader or general..." ~~ The Circle of Stars, p. 103
Krittika Nakshatra Symbol
Krittika Nakshatra gana * group
BPHS auspicious activities Krittika Nakshatra
Krittika Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition
In Tibetan tradition, Agni = "loka-pala" or "place guardian"
Agni is also in charge of all fire rituals, which should be conducted in the SE corner of the building or field.
Psycho-socially compatible with Krittika * Pleyades
Nakshatra of Surya * center-stage, sparklingly exceptional, brightly self-reflexive. These splendorous pairs bask in the glowing center of attention. They are often found in political, entertainment, gambling, creative, and celebrity environments.
Nakshatra of Chandra * matrikaraka caretaking Chandra's rhythmic, parenting, routinized style provides a companionable balance to pitrikaraka visionary Surya's confident, outgoing energy. These pairs can thrive as parents following a traditional division of labor. As a couple, the Chandra personality takes the homefront while the Surya mate manages their public affairs.
Nakshatra of Brihaspati * Guru and Surya are mutual mitra-graha = best friends joined in a quest to enlighten the cosmos. Brihaspati expands the humanistic worldview and Surya brightens the intellect.
Nakshatra of Mangala * Kuja and Surya are mutual mitra-graha = best friends joined in a quest to energize the cosmos. Mangala leads the conquest of new worlds and Surya shines the bright light of divinity.
Psycho-socially neutral with Krittika * Pleyades
Nakshatra of Budha * mercantile, conversational, collaborative. Budha likes Surya more than Surya likes Budha, but this pair is generally neutral and there is no serious impedance to their interactions. In relationships, Surya takes a more decisive role whereas Budha acts more like a interpreter, teammate, or sibling.
Psycho-socially uneasy with Krittika * Pleyades
Nakshatra of Rahu or Ketu * whether highly exciting (Rahu) or deeply observing (Ketu) the fascinating yet disruptive nodal styles are generally antithetical to Surya's radiating mission. The nodal shadows block Surya's ability to emanate individuality and willpower. These pairings follow incommensurable agendas.
Most catalytic (challenging) nakshatra for Krittika =
Nakshatra of Zukra = materialistic, accumulating, sensual Zukra is all about partnership, pairing, two-ness, cooperation, contract, sharing. Surya is all about oneness, nonpareil, incomparability, individuality, undivided attention. These agendas are deeply contradictory and often mutually resentful.
Nakshatra of Shani * materialistic, structuring, socially conformist Shani is in perpetual animosity with brilliantly creative, individualistic, regal divine Surya. From Ravi's perspective, dark and punitive Shani is a deeply adversarial mutual arch-enemy * ati-shatru-graha.
Shakti of the Krittika Nakshatra
QUOTATION from Dennis Harness
"The primordial flame is the primary symbol of this nakshatra, representing purification by the sacred fire (yagna).
The other symbol for this asterism is a razor, reflecting the cutting activity of this nakshatra, which can heal or destroy."
Krittika Nakshatracommentary of David Frawley,
"Agni desired,"May I be the eater of food for the Gods."
One who offers to Agni and Krittika the appropriate offering becomes an eater of food for mortals.
Krittika provides nourishment and the power to digest it as well.
Those born under it like to provide for others in this way."
Ravi-ruled Krittika is often very successful in public life, but moody in private life.
Krittika dynamism in the Mesha portion arises from Surya-Mangala planetary friendship
Krittika success in the Vrishabha portion is impeded by their mutual-enemies relationship.
Krittika Nakshatra in a masculine nativity
Surya-ruled Krittika is considered an auspicious placement for males whose instinct for public attention thrives in the self-assertive (boastful) center-stage masculine auspice of Lord Ravi.
Krittika Nakshatra in a feminine nativity
She makes her own CHOICES
lect-lig-lege-league = CHOOSE
The Surya-ruled Krittika woman makes her OWN CHOICES.
Thus the Mesha-ruled pada-1 in particular is considered a less benevolent placement for Feminine Nativities whose purportedly natural calm cool harmony-seeking, adjusting, accommodating Zukra nature gets dried and burnt in the self-assertive, intellectual, electional terrain of Professor Surya.
Tendency to self-interrupt the balance-seeking harmony of Zukra with brilliant flashes of individual intelligence, independent opinion, celebrity, fashion and romance.
Krittika women are often strikingly intellectual (Surya) and rather prone to outbursts of incisively critical thinking. They thrive in the politico-theatrical environment.
As the famed Hollywood dramatist Katherine Hepburn (never married, much romanced) publically said: "If you want to sacrifice the admiration of many men for the criticism of one, go ahead, get married."
Krittika wives are often very bright and typically brighter than their husbands. Many a Krittika woman has shaped the career of the political men (Surya) in her life. Krittika women resemble their fathers.
Depending on the patron of the 10th navamsha, the career role might be defined as detailed costume and makeup artist (Kanya) dancer (Mesha) dance instructor for the film cast (Mithuna) or the glamorous leading-lady songstress (Vrishabha) - and many more options. All are expressions of Krittika affinity for bright lights and the brilliant personal aura that characterizes the independent and queenly Krittika woman.
Glitterati * Courtly Fashions * Celebrity Roles
Thrive in the glow of public attention . Royal Surya favors the top courtly fashions no matter rank or salary. Even the lowest paid Krittika hair-stylist may be driving an expensive celebrity-style car and even the 60-something Krittika will wear the latest elegant fashion. If thin is in, she is thin. When voluptuous is the courtly standard, she strives for curves.
Not usually satisfied simply by wifely roles in marriage due to their brilliantly solipsistic, independent point of view. Typically a career woman seeking a dramatic expression. If her personal intelligence is suppressed by political managers, her face develops a glassy-eyed stare. Like Uttara-phalguni and Uttara-azadha women, the Krittika woman seeks center-stage recognition.
Like its Surya-ruled sisters Nakshatra = Uttara-phalguni and Uttara-ashadha, Krittika= vigorously active, creative, charismatic, wants a center-stage role, likes heat, likes brilliance, and applause-seeking.
Excellent placement for a career politician.
Political personalities from the Krittika + Uttaraphalguni + Uttarazadha trine include:
Krittika * Pleiades:
Self-centered, self-important, radiant, effusive. May be ruthless and self-righteous:
Independent, self-important, masculine graha Surya owns Krittika Nakshatra . Professor Surya is a natural friend of masculine, competition-seeking Mangala but a natural enemy of feminine, harmony-loving Zukra.
The portion of Krittika Nakshatra which occupies Vrishabha rashi is somewhat easier for Feminine Nativities. Yet even in the Vrishabha portion, the natural animosity between Zukra and Surya creates a difficult psycho-emotional environment for most women.
Women can also be very successful in public life with Krittika placements. For example, the former mayor of San Francisco and very influential USA Senator Dianne Feinstein .
For women, it helps to acknowledge that their path may be long and difficult, demanding constant interaction with self-important men, and feeling frustrated with the deficiency of harmony-seeking energy within the predominantly male communities within which a Surya-ruled Krittika female will live and work. Senator Feinstein, as an example of this success, developed tremendous skill in dealing with self-aggrandizing male politicians, and she also enjoyed the lifelong support of Surya characters such as her father, her husband, and her son.
Chandra in Krittika * emotionally needs constant praise and positive attention .
Supremely Self-confident whether one is right or wrong.
Sharply Decisive whether one has enough skill to decide or not.
Take-charge personality whether one can lead or not.
Krittika affinity to cut and criticize,
in the kitchen = skillful handling of sharp blades and knives.
Very happy and productive when the nourishing attention and applause is provided; cranky and dissatisfied in environments wherein their bright light cannot shine.
|BPL commentary|| |
Krittika * Agneya * Professor Surya
Krittika pada-1 * 26:40 until 30:00 Meza * = (5th, Surya)
Acts with political and theatrical genius. Enormously self-confident and proud. A winner; first-arriver; a pioneer. Often a politician with military or athletic qualities. If Surya is strong, may be a brilliant entertainer with royal entitlements and sparkle. Charisma manifests according to natal characteristics of Surya.
Krittika pada-2-3-4 * 00:00 until 10:00 Vrzava * = (4th, Surya)
Krittika pada 2-3-4 = the family's financial well-being is promoted via power of both the father and the native. Confident acquisition of properties; deeply patriotic; often a local mercantilist and landowner.
Keeps and conserves the royal entitlements of an ethnic or cultural people. Often an owner of lands and vehicles, a cultivator, and a defender of political rights. Father often a land-owner. Rights and powers manifest according to natal characteristics of Surya.
Krittika * Pleyades * Riksya * Agneya
For Krittika births of a feminine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.
Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.
Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.
Agneya-born ladies are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance.. Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.
Mesha pada 1 represents nakshatrapathi Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures. Feminine births in pada-1 are often distinguished by an athletic figure and personal independence
Vrishabha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Zukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatrapathi Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of uniquely central, creative roles as independent evaluators within the artistic and financial worlds, in the music industry, dealing with wines and perfumes, and all aspects of beauty. Depending on Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward organizational leadership positions.
Themes of valuation, individual intelligence, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 91
"... a thin and quite tall woman.
One with a weak constitution and rather given to chronic ailments:
A tendency to be morbid and depressed
She will no doubt live by herself away from her family,
She has a very jealous disposition
and is difficult to please."
Mesha-Arya pada-1 * Surya's mulatrikona Simha 5th * performing arts, theatre, charming children, literary genius , fashion, politics, celebrity , royalty, romance, charismatic glamour, intelligence, center of attention, self-confidence
Vrishabha pada 2-3-4 * Surya's mulatrikona Simha 4th * home culture, housing, habits of a settled people, settlements, shelter, schooling, politics of ethnic security, customs, old ways, habitual rhythms, vehicles, nationalism, patriotism, defense of boundaries, policing, protection, land use, agriculture, roots, ownership, father as central parent. Depending on Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.
| Feminine nativities:
Krittika * Pleyades * Riksya * Agneya
For Krittika births of a masculine valence, the condition of radiant, romantic, intelligent, creative, idealistic, central, confident, gaming, self-reflexive, pitrikaraka Surya may considerably affect the outcome.
Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, radiant deities, sparkling genius, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, speculators, poets, romantic lovers, gamblers, and game-players may be especially influential.Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of the Pleyades. Their purpose is confidence-raising and light-bringing in creative pursuit of values fulfillment.
Agneya-born gentlemen are often found in politics, in gambling and speculation, or in creative finance.Natural dramatists, Riksya-born are brightly idealistic and self-directed seekers of attention.
Mesha pada 1 represents nakshatrapathi Surya's empowerment in romance and celebrity entitlements. In the rashi of Champion Mangala, sparkling Surya asserts radiant genius. Typically pada 1 are dramatists, politicians, royalty, celebrity, creative artists, and unique charismatic figures.
Vrishabha-pada-2-3-4 express the tension between two-party bargainer Zukra versus one-party autocratic singular nakshatrapathi Surya. Often the intelligence of pada 2-3-4 is focused into the Values-fulfilling sectors of banking and finance, natural resource conservation, music, wines and perfumes, arts, and beauty. Depending on Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.
Themes of self-importance, individual entitlement, creativity, and confidence may contextualize Krittika's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Krittika
QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80
"A proud, dignified, and honorable person
He is very ambitious and eager for power
He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny .
He expects everything to come to him as his due
Masculine Nativity =
Mesha-Arya pada-1 * Surya mulatrikona Simha = 5th counted from Mesha * center of attention, central roles, performing arts, charming artistic children, literary and theatrical genius , fashion, politics, celebrity , royalty, romance, glitter, charismatic glamour
regal, politicized, flamboyant patriotism; defense of the land and its customs. Fatherland , entitlement to independent property ownership, rights and roots of citizens, things beneath the land, burial, Natural Resources and landed properties , foundations, schools and housing ocean ports, boundary protection; ethnicity; lifestyle customs of the people who are settled there. Depending upon Yogakaraka Shani ruler of 9+10, the Vrishabha pada of Krittika have a stronger propensity toward government positions.
|Masculine Nativities = Krittika swamsha|
General Description of Krittika characteristics -- from Das /Behari
Descriptions of the Pada (quarters) of Krittika Nakshatra
Kanya-Parthya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Budha-profiled careers in clinical medicine, treatment planning, logical argumentation, aid to the suffering, pharmacy and medications, herbalism, curadado, addictions, service ministry, military, supply chain, logistics, servitude, helping professions, social work, exploitation, poverty, pollution, toxicity, social marginalization, victimhood, labor-relations, peasantry, prostitution, litigation, accusation, disagreement, crime, criminal justice, professions that attempt to remediate conflicts and imbalances
Mithunaya-Dvamdva = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Budha-profiled spousal characteristics of conversational nature, mercurial tendencies, mental quickness, preference for administrative and management processes, instructional orientation, collaborative attitude, teamwork skills, manual and handcraft abilities, and communicative perspective. D-1 Kumara can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Budha in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.
QUOTATION From Das / Behari --
"This position confers Mantra Shakti or wicked arts.
QUOTATION * for the Male only * by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 105
"From birth, he will have a scar on his head or face.
A vital temperament,
A victim of insomnia;
Krittika Nakshatra Pada-2 * Vrishabha 00:00 - 03:20 *
Thula-Vanika rules 10th navamsha suggesting Zukra-profiled careers in trade, diplomacy, bargaining, advocacy, peer-advising, counseling, contracts, alliances, marriage, trusts, justice, fairness, match-making, deal-making, exchange, equity, promises, covenant, legal settlement, balance, scalable measurement, arts of proportion, design arts, architectural engineering, interior design, arts of beautification, fashion modeling, musical harmony, arrangements, visual beauty, alignment, adjustment, attunement
Karkata = 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Chandra-profiled spousal characteristics of protective nature, nurturing tendencies, emotional responsiveness, preference for rhythmic routines, defensive attitude, sheltering skills, householding abilities, and culturally familiar perspective. D-1 Somana can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Chandra in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.
QUOTATION From Das / Behari --
"You enjoy power
Moves around learned persons.
Affected with excess bile complaints."
QUOTATION from Krittika for the Male only* by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 105
and loves to take cold water baths."
Krittika Nakshatra Pada-3 * rashi Vrishabha 03:20 - 06:40 *
Vrischika rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Mangala-profiled careers in healing, mysteries, secret-keeping, surgery, rejuvenation, discovery, drilling, plumbing, invasive and penetrating actions, mining, diving, explosion, eruption, surgery, covert operations, professions that handle confidential knowledge, hidden resources, camouflaged assets, undisclosed environments, identity transformation, espionage, poisons, death, sudden changes, tantric arts, mysteries, occult
Simha-Leya = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Martanda-profiled spousal characteristics = partner charismatic, political, creative, enjoys celebrity, cheerful, entertaining, romantic, likes games and amusements, skilled in drama.. D-1 Surya can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Surya in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.
QUOTATION from Das / Behari --
QUOTATION from Krittika quotation from: *for the Male only* by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p105
Same as Krittika Nakshatra pada-2
Likes spicy and starchy foods
Dhanuzya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Guru-profiled careers in inspirational wisdom-teaching, preaching, sacred scripture, religious hierarchies, philosophy, principled interpretations, worldview, dharma, convictions, catechesis, guru-roles, patriarchy, father-figures, patronage, presbytery, punditry, proselytizing, doctrine, indoctrination, credenda, dogma, discussions of higher thinking, theory, theology, ideology, paradigms of belief
Kanya-Parthya = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Budha-profiled spousal characteristics of logical nature, argumentative tendencies, management of detailed information, medical and pharmacologicall orientation, analytical attitude, critical thinking skills, preference for evidence-based discussion, and strategic perspective. D-1 Kumara can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Budha in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.
QUOTATION From Das / Behari --
"You are much learned
Your look is frightening."
QUOTATION from Krittika *for the Male only* by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 105
Same as Krittika Nakshatra pada-2
and loves to take cold water baths."
Krittika-4 teeth. Although he was a super-HNWI American, and certainly able to afford top-quality dental care, POTUS-41 All the Best 1924- George H.W. Bush had persistently misshapen teeth. Photo year 2000, at a political event for his son POTUS-43.
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