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Graha * Bhava* Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Chandra


Rohini * Kolkata, circa 1890

Victoria and Albert Museum

Mokshprathaayinee manjulabaashini rohinithevi sahaayakrube


Brahmi * Rohinitva * Rhini *


Praujapatya * Praajeza


Suravi * Surabhi

kama-dhenu * zakathahva

Chandra in Rohini

contributions coming to Earth

from the star-civilizations

near al-debaran * alpha tauri

The Red One = from the red color of Rohini's huge sphere, Al-debaran

Favorite Wife of the Moon

To Grow, to make large (aldebaran is very large!)

Called the follower, Rohini follows the Pleiades * Krittika

Description of the Four Pada

General Description of Rohini characteristics


Source: Kongelige Bibliotek * Royal Library of Denmark

Bestiarius - Bestiary of Anne Walsh * Copyright 2003 Kongelige Bibliotek * Gl. kgl. S. 1633 4deg, Folio 57r

The animal symbol of Rohini is a Male Serpent.

the Fourth Nakshatra

  • 10:00 Vrishabha until 23:20 Vrishabha (Taurus)

  • Pada-13, 14, 15, 16 of total 108

Rohini Nakshatra Celestial Location

  • alpha Tauri * Al-debaran ~~ Roebuck, The Circle of Stars


  • a calf
  • a red cow
  • daughter of Surabhi
  • mother of cattle
  • daughter of Daksha
  • the star Aldebaran

Regional Names for Rohini Nakshatra:

  • kama-dhenu * wish-fulfilling cow (Suravi)
  • keza whose ruler is Prajapati * the mane, the tail
  • Praujapatya * Praajeza * Praja-pati
  • paitamaha * from a grandfather, presided over by Brahma, Brahma's son (patronymic of Manu), forefathers, ancestors
  • Rohinitva * Rohita * Rauhina * Rhini
  • Suravi * Surabhi
  • Vishnu
  • zakathahva


  • al-de-baran
Al-debaran size, compared to Earth's Sun

Aldebaran * Rohini * Red-One = orange giant star located +65 light years from Earth within the rashi of Vrishabha * Sthaurin * Taurus.


Aldebaran-Sun comparison-en by Mysid * Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons

Nakshatra Vana

Sacred tree for Rohini

see nakshatra gardens at:

  • western botanical name = Syzygium jambolanum = Eugenia Jambolana = Eugenia cumini

  • Sanskrita namah:jambula

  • Common names = jambu, jamboola, jamuna, kalo-jaam, jamblang, Java plum, black plum, Damson plum, Duhat plum, Portuguese plum, Malabar plum

  • fruits: kalo-jaam


Syzygium Jambolanum =Jambu tree = sacred to Rohini Nakshatra

Rohini attributes

wikipedia Rohini


The wife of one of the Vasu is tempted to steal the wish-bearing cow, Nandini.

By Madhu Walad Tawhid, Mughal India, c. 1580

brahma.jpgRegent presiding protective Deity * bhapa * bheza

BPHS Rohini Auspicious activities:

  • Performing action to improve health,
  • marriage,
  • collecting money,
  • construction of religious or government buildings
  • or installing religious objects,
  • all auspicious purposes,
  • first wearing of ornaments.

Rohini Nakshatra Body Part

  • Fore-head of the nakshatrapurusha * Kala-purusha

Rohini Symbol

  • temple

  • wheeled vehicle (Ox-cart)

  • fish

Rohini gana * group

  • Hu-man * Man-ushya

Rohini Tibetan Tradition

  • Narme * Nar-Ma * Goddess

  • Dalwe Lhadenma
  • The peaceful goddess * she rules five star-gods in the form of a chariot.

  • Connected with Kyegyu Dakpo, The Lord of all beings = Brahma.

Rohini Somana 's "sensitive" navamsha trine:

Rohini Meanings

  • "The Growing One"
  • "The Red One"
  • lightning
  • a young girl in whom menstruation has just commenced
  • inflammation of the throat
  • steel
  • one of the 16 (red) vidya-devils

Shakti of the Rohini Nakshatra

commentary by Pdt. David Frawley

"Prajapati created creatures but thus created they went away.

of them, he thought about Rohini.

  • He desired,"May she approach me.

  • May we unite together."

One who makes the appropriate offering to Prajapati, to Rohini, his beloved approaches him and he unites with her.

Rohini is a Nakshatra of love, passion and sexuality that is generally fertile and creative, but not inclined to tolerate limits.

Because of this it is very productive for almost everything but can draw jealousy upon it ."

Shakti of the Rohini Nakshatra

QUOTATION from commentary by Dennis Harness

"4. Rohini: The Star of Ascent

Taurus 10 00 to 23 20

The symbols of this asterism are a chariot, a temple and a banyan tree. Rohini provides movement toward the divine as well as a place of worship.

The sacred banyan tree is the home of the Goddess of the ancient Indus Valley civilization. It has a manushya, or human temperament, with a primary motivation of moksha, or spiritual liberation.

The divine Krishna is said to have had both his Moon and Ascendant in this lunar mansion.

The primary deities are Brahma and Prajapati, the creators of the universe. The shakti experienced here is the ability to "foster growth and creation".

Rohini Career Interests:

  • Fashion designers, models and actors.
  • Artists, poets, writers, musicians, and dancers.
  • Restaurant, hotel management and dignified positions of authority.
  • Agriculture, food products, herbalists and real estate.
  • Politicians and consultants.

Rohini, known as "the red one” correlates with the rose star Aldebaran, the red eye of the Bull constellation."

Shakti of the Rohini Nakshatra

commentary by Valerie Roebuck,

  • The Circle of Stars , p. 103

"The wish-fulfilling cow:

... the cow who, when milked, grants all wishes ... all fertile and creative qualities "

Rohini ruled by Brahma (breath):

  • The Gelug/Kagyu Tradition of Mahamudra

  • by 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso + Alexander Berzin

"When we focus our attention on the passage of breath,

we break the usually continuous flow of thoughts of attachment, hostility and so forth, whatever they might be.

  • This causes such thoughts to subside for the moment.

Thus, by occupying the mind with our breath ,

we cleanse it of all positive and negative conceptual thoughts

  • and thus remain in a neutral state of mind unspecified as either constructive or destructive.

This is the meaning of the line in the root text,"Thoroughly clean out your state of awareness."

This unspecified or neutral state of mind, cleaned out of all positive and negative conceptual thoughts,

  • is the most conducive one to work with .

Because an unspecified state of mind like this is unburdened and supple,

  • it is relatively easy to generate it into a constructive state."

Vocabulary for Rohini


  • sacred to Praja-pati

  • The Nakshatra Rohini



a red cow or [later] any cow

  • (represented as a daughter of Surabhi and mother of cattle,

  • esp. of Kama-dhenu, "cow of plenty";

  • in the Veda, Rohini may perhaps also mean "a red mare")

the ninth Nakshatra or lunar asterism and of the lunar day belonging to it;

  • personified as the favorite wife of the Moon,

called" the Red one"

  • from the color of the star Aldebaran

  • or principal star in the constellation which contains 5 stars, prob. Tauri,

figured by a wheeled vehicle or sometimes by a temple or fish

  • lightning

  • a young girl in whom menstruation has just commenced;"a girl nine years of age"

  • Helleborus Niger;Acacia Arabica; Gmelina Arborea

  • inflammation of the throat (of various kinds)

  • a kind of steel


  • connected with the Nakshatra Rohini, born under it

  • sandal-wood; the sandal tree (accord. to others `" the Indian fig-tree" ')

  • name of Agni

  • a demon slain by Indra


  • holy, devout, divine

  • a kind of fish, Macrognathus Pancalus (commonly called Panca)

  • a kind of vegetable

  • Clerodendrum Siphonantus, Ruta Graveolens, Enhydra Hingcha

the Shakti or personified energy of Brahma

  • (regarded as one of the 8 Matris or divine mothers of created beings;

  • ... they are said to attend Skanda)

  • speech or the goddess of speech (= Sarasvati)

name of Durga

  • the wife of a Brahman

  • a religious practice, pious usage

a woman married according to the Brahma rite

  • the constellation Rohini

  • a female fish or frog; a species of ant; a kind of brass


Hathor * Hawthor

BPL commentary on Rohini

Chandra's emotional reactivity in the context of Zukra's effort to partner, pair, harmonize, match, mate, form agreements

Although Chandra has no enemies thus every nakshatra is deeply valued, Zukra the Equalizer sees Chandra the Parent as a shatra-graha * enemy

Strives for Equal

Zukra the Deal-Maker specializes in the conditional love (according to the terms of agreement) generated via the balancing, adjusting, negotiating accommodations of adult equal partnerships.

Strives for Unequal

Chandra's mission is to provide naturally unequal parental energy of unconditional love ,, expressed via the protective, soothing, nurturing, security-providing actions of the mother-child relationship.

Rohini has the tough task of trying to feel the unconditional parenting love of Chandra within the Zukra-governed experience of adult relationships. designed to provide marital love according to terms of the alliance contract. Although much of the outcome depends on the relative characteristics of Chandra and Zukra in the D-1 and D-9, Rohini is often disappointed in this Quixotic arrangement.

Rohini women are a special breed. They must have constant attention from their husband-role counterpart. Rohini are some of the most beautiful women in the world. They are plump, sensual, and delicate with a great love of luxury, art, music and interior décor. If they can be assured of the full devotion of their life-partner, the Rohini woman will do everything in her power to nurture a happy marriage.

Rohini returns all devotion in full. However if Rohini folk are not receiving full attention, Rohini tends to feel (Chandra) utterly abandoned.

Typically they respond emotionally (not mentally) to the despair induced by the perceived abandonment. Where others might tolerate a period of spousal distraction (caused by work or other interests) as a normal phase in the rhythms of adult life, Rohini may interpret even a brief lapse of attention from the partner as a devastating betrayal. Sensitive and sensual Rohini may feel jilted then in a state of catastrophic disappointment decide to abandon the relationship.

Male Rohini natives also have a quick-release abandoning trait. When a relationship is over, it is over definitively with typically no further contact. Exacerbated by Mangala drishti.

Guru is the dhava-karaka-1 in a wife-figure nativity. Therefore look to the placements of Brihaspati relative to Chandra and Zukra for more information about Rohini's husband-wife relationship dynamics.

In the nativity of a husband, Professor Zukra serves as the kalatra-karaka signifying the wife. Therefore look closely to Zukra relative to Chandra for more information about Rohini's husband-wife relationship dynamics.



  • Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 92

BPL commentary: For Rohini nativities, the condition of Chandra considerably affects the outcome

"...a round face, fair complexion, and a very nice figure.

  • Certain parts of Rohini Rising will correspond with a very beautiful face and body.

  • Some of the most beautiful women are born [in Rohini].

Besides her beauty of face and figure she will have a keen intellect;

  • she will be an interesting conversationalist,

  • good at discussion and repartee,

  • yet withal an attentive and interested listener .

She will be devoted to her parents

  • and her domestic life should be very happy,

because her personal inclinations will be clean, honest, and upright ."


France-Queen 1775-1793 Marie Antoinette


Rohini Navamsha Lagna

UK Duchess 1982- Kate of Cambridge



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 80.

BPL commentary: For Rohini nativities , the condition of Chandra considerably affects the outcome

"...a thin person, decidedly underweight,

  • who has a who has a critical and analytical turn of mind.

His critical attitude toward everything and everybody develops, unless checked,

  • into a disposition to find fault continually .

  • He is inordinately fond of the opposite sex.

But although be may at first be blind to the faults of the object of his devotion,

  • a time will come eventually when his fault-finding propensities will exert themselves in this direction."


BPL commentary re: Rohini

* Brahmi * Professor Chandra

Rohini pada-1-2-3-4 [Vrizabha] = 1st, Chandra.

Not possible to predict the characteristics without knowing the condition of Chandra including rashi, bhava, incoming drishti, and very importantly Chandra's nakshatra is definitive. A highly emotionally responsive personality. Fundamental orientation to shelter, nurture, and protect oneself. Rohini is an easier placement for a woman; a man may compare every woman (unfavorably) to his own sainted mother. Deeply sensitive and self-protective; oriented to personal appearance, ever-soliciting the emotional engagement of others and constantly in flux.

Mother is self-concerned. Most Rohini-folk both male and female are attracted to the color rubio or 'pink'. Men often find ways to integrate pink-colored objects into their environments such as pale pink shirts and neckties, pink-framed eyeglasses, pastel colored artworks or furnishings etc. Women distinctively collect pink clothing, accessories, ornaments, and artworks.

Earth-Moon-Mars form a triangulation. Chandra provides a brightly reflective white glow transmuting the dark red of Kuja making Mangala's violence more palatable before sending it to Earthly eyes.

Often a schoolteacher, parent, home-owner, and environmentalist but the social role depends upon the characteristics of Chandra. Self-nurturing manifests according to natal characteristics of Chandra.

General Description of Rohini characteristics -- from Das / Behari


Medieval illuminated manuscript

'You are normally of slim physique.

  • However, based on other planetary positions and aspects, short structured and fatty persons have also been seen.

Your eyes are very attractive with a special magnetic touch.

  • Appearance is very beautiful and attractive, big shoulder and well-developed muscles.

You are short-tempered.

  • Once you get angry, it will not subside so easily, and nobody can change your decision.

  • You become extremely obstinate if someone attempts to over-ride your opinions or thwart your plans.

  • You remain oblivious to any advice or ideas counter to your own.

  • You have a special knack to find fault in others.

You are ruled by your heart rather than your brain.

While you are ready to sacrifice everything for loved ones,

  • you will not hesitate to cause extreme trouble to the hated.

You feel impressed with your own work.

Acceptance of the truth and discard of the false is your plus point.

  • Your life is full of ups and downs as you do not try to pre-plan your objectives.

  • You can attain great success in life provided a little restraint is kept in the freedom of your mind.

  • There is no tomorrow for you. You spend everything for the sake of today's comfort.

You can shine not only in any independent profession or business

  • but also in the social work.

As far as possible you try to be more sincere and honest in all the work you undertake.

  • But you lack patience and forgiveness.

You try to be a jack of all trades and in the process you fail to pass through the path of requisite rhythm and system.

Your freedom of mind will quite often lead to your downfall.

It is also seen that some Rohini born persons have risen from the lowest rung of life to the highest rung of life due to the finest placement of other planets.

You may earn from milk products, sugarcane or as a chemical engineer.

  • You are best adapted for mechanical and laborious work.

Between the age of 18 and 36 will be the most trying periods.

  • You will have to face a lot of problems economically, socially and on health grounds.

  • It is often noticed that such people enjoy their life's best between the age of 38 and 50, and 65 and 75.

One of the primary factors to keep in mind is that you should never take anyone into confidence.

  • You have to be extra careful with business partners and employees.

There is an inherent drawback in you that you blindly believe others .

  • For a happy existence, it is suggested that you should screen people thoroughly before confidence is bestowed on them.

While you cannot enjoy full benefit from your father,

  • you will be more attached to your mother and maternal uncle or maternal things.

You will not hesitate to throw away any social or religious laws when warranted.

  • Hence your married life will be marred with disturbances.

You are prone to diseases connected with blood, spoiled blood, blood cancer, jaundice, urinary disorders, blood sugar, tuberculosis, respiratory problems, paralysis and throat trouble."

Description of the Pada * quarters * of Rohini

Rohini Pada-1 = Mesha navamsha



from Das / Behari --

"Pleasant manners,

  • lovely appearance, sweet tongue,

  • earns from cattle, dairy, sugarcane or oil.

  • Defect in the ear,

  • many brothers and sisters,

  • good going in business ."

For the Male only: from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

  • "A very fair complexion, with beautifully proportioned features.

  • Is very romantic.

  • Fond of dress, often changing his clothes many time during a day.

  • Fond of women and popular in society."

Rohini Pada-2= Vrishabha Navamsha Pushkara pada



from Das / Behari :

"You take a keen interest in music and fine arts.

  • You may earn from the hotel or lodging industry.

  • There may be some break in your education .

  • Frequent change of residence.

Male person will have more sons

  • and female person more daughters."

For the Male only: from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

"Has great love of family.

Will be gay and joyful within his own family circle,

  • but quiet and reserved outside."

Rohini Pada-3 = Mithunaya navamsha



from Das / Behari

"Pleasant life in the company of the opposite sex.

  • May join a profession connected with water.

  • Lovely appearance.

  • Intelligent and stable mind.

Eye troubles or sore throat."

For the Male only: from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

"Weak eyes;

  • hands, legs and stomach are short and stubby.

  • Clever but modest;

  • inclined to be religious .

Likes the company of the opposite sex

  • but is not a philanderer."

Rohini Pada-4 = Karkata Navamsha



  • France-Queen 1775-1793 Marie Antoinette

from Das / Behari

"Earns money out of gems business.

  • Goldsmith.

  • Income from dairy farm.

  • Blessed with ornaments, vehicles and good servants.

Pain in the legs and feet."

For the Male only: from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

  • Same as pada-3

"Weak eyes;

  • hands, legs and stomach are short and stubby.

  • Clever but modest;

  • inclined to be religious

Likes the company of the opposite sex

  • but is not a philanderer."

Special note from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 105

"If a woman be born with the third or fourth part of Rohini rising, she will have a beautiful face and body, and will be successful as an actress or dancer."

BPL: (applies to both Rohini in radix lagna and Chandra in Rohini )

Rohini is rather lush and sensually inclined.

  • Being Chandra-ruled, both male and female require a great deal of emotional attention in order to feel emotionally satisfied with life.

  • Zukra = sparkling white and Chandra = pale, diffused whitish; the native 's fleshly form appears more fair-complected than others in one's gene pool.

  • Rohini has a basically slender physique but retains fluids and tend toward a certain plumpness near the glands. The eyes may appear somewhat bulged. (Chandra).

  • In the fashion of modern Martian-athletic culture, Rohini tries (without much success) to become more attractive by exercising to get muscular and svelte.

  • But the natural physique is quite lovely and ladies are particularly round in the glandular areas including the breasts.

  • Females are luscious and often seeking sexual attention for their comely looks.

  • the native is soothed by compliments on their attractive appearance.

  • Like the all of the Chandra-ruled Nakshatra, Rohini, Hasta, Shravana, the Rohini native needs home-comforts .

  • The home is extremely important, more than career or money.

  • Females tend toward abundant breasts.

  • Rohini likes children sincerely, but the relationship with the children is often more of a ploy to get continuous attention from the mate.

  • Rohini likes to feather the nest with comfortable furniture, and ornamental decor.

  • Rohini dislikes bright light, particularly strong electrical (Shani) lights or direct sunlight (Surya). They prefer diffused pale light, especially Moonlight.



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