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Kunkuma archchitha anuthina sevitha visaakathevi sahaayakrube



Vaishakya * Bisaja

Raaraa * Radhika

Indra-agni * Aindra-agna *

Zkragni * Satragni *


Vaikaasi * Vaigasi * Visagaam

Chandra in Visaka * Radha * comforted by expansive shocks * protectors of widening energy channels, sudden growth surge, outreaching vitality

the fork, the branch, the split

shakti, shock, electrical lightning

lightning-pattern growth = roots and shoots


to split, to grow by splitting-shooting, to cast, to throw

decision forks, decision trees * split and grow

Empowered to Grow Purposefully

the supreme fire is lightning, which grows all, regenerates all

Sacred Tree for Visaka Nakshatra

contributions coming to Earth

from the star-civilizations of Saka

Zuben el Genubi + Zuben el Samali + Zuben el Akrab + iota Librae


Graha * Bhava* Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Brihaspati


Agni riding a Ram from the collection of the British Museum

Vajra-sattva Mandala

Diamond Thunderbolt Energy Balances the World"


from the Persian-Egyptian viewpoint

  • The constellation of Varant * Venant * Vanand (including Antares as its principal star) is one of the four Chieftains. Vanand is called the Watcher of the Western sky.

ref: Davis, G. A. (1945). The so-called royal stars of Persia. Popular Astronomy, Vol. 53, p. 149. archived in

According to Davis, there is no textual justification for claiming that the single star Antares is itself "the Watcher of the Western Sky".

Rather, the entire area of Varta (Skt) Varant (Pazand) * Vanant (Avestan) meaning venom, stinger * is the area specified as the Western Quadrant Watcher.

the Sixteenth Nakshatra (formerly 14th)

  • 20:00 Thula - until - 03:20 Vrizchika

  • pada 61, 62, 63, 64 of total 108

  • first half of the Nakshatra pair-portal * Radha + Anu-radha

Visaka Nakshatra Celestial Location ~~ Valerie Roebuck, The Circle of Stars


  1. pada-1 = the double-star of * Alpha Librae * Lanx Australis * al-zuban al-janūbiyy * Zuben El Genubi * Zubenelgenubi * "the Southern Claw" (name given when Libra was considered part of Scorpionis) * Kiffa Australis * El-khiffa Australis * from al-kiffah al-janūbiyy = "southern pan" * 77 light years from Earth's Sun

  2. pada-2 * beta librae * Lanx Borealis * al-zuban al-šamāliyya * Zuben el Chamali * Zuben-el-schemali * Zubeneschamali * "The Northern Claw" * (name given when Libra was considered part of Scorpionis) * 185 light-years from Earth

  3. pada-3 * gamma librae * Zuban al-ʿAqrab * Zuben el Hakhrabi * Zuben-el-Akrab * Zuben Hakraki * 152 light-years from Earth

  4. pada-4 * iota librae

Regional Names for Visaka Nakshatra

  • Bishaja * Bishakya
  • Indra-agni * Aindra-agna
  • Radha * Radhika
  • Raaraa
  • Sadvhava
  • Satragni * Zkragni
  • Vaishakha * Visaka * Visaakham * Visakam


  • Sa-ka


  • Vanant * stinger, smiter, seizer, conqueror, victorious one
  • (cf. English venom)


  • Varant = 20th Persian lunar mansion

Parthian * Pahlavi

  • Venant * Vanand

modern Persian

  • Awan


Abhisarika Nayika * attributed to painter Ram Mola of Garhwal, c. 1800

Visaka attributes

wikipedia Visaka


Japanese Tiger painting (unknown provenance)

The animal symbol of Tvastri-Chitra is the Male Tiger.

Professor Brihaspati's optimistic, expanding, inclusive Nakshatra trine * World Traveler, inclusive, preacher-teacher, generous, wise, patronizing, abundant

Stotram for Visaka pada-1

  • Sudhanva Khandaparashur Darano Dravinapradah

  • Divah Spruk Sarva Drug Vyaso Vachaspatir Ayonijah

Stotram for Visaka pada-2

  • Trisama Samagah Sama Nirvanam Bheshajam Bhishak

  • Sanyasakrut Chamah Santo Nishtha Shantih Parayanam

Stotram for Visaka pada-3

  • Shubhangah Shantidah Srashta Kumudah Kuvalesayah

  • Gohito Gopatir Gopta Vrushabhaksho Vrushapriyah

Stotram for Visaka pada-4

  • Anivarti Nivrutatma Samkshepta Kshema Kruchivah

  • Shivasta Vakshah Shrivasah Shripatih Shrimatam Varah

Visaka Nakshatra Meanings

  • Grows by Splitting
  • Lightning-Fork Shakti Shock

  • The Forked * Two-Branched

  • Radha = The Delightful

Visaka Nakshatra pada syllables

  • Ti-Tu-Te-To

Visaka Nakshatra Body Part

  • Breasts of the nakshatrapurusha * Kala-purusha

Visaka Nakshatra Symbol:

  • potter's wheel
  • triumphal arch-archon-arka * this is actually a symbol for an interdimensional radio-portal which spans Radha-and-Anuradha

Indra_vishakha.jpgVisaka Nakshatra protective Deity * bhapa * bheza

  • Indra

Indra + Agni = IndraAgni = Satragni = zkrAgni

Indra (chief, best, supreme leader) + Agni (fire)

Visaka = said to be the Birthplace of lord Murugan

Visaka Nakshatra Gana * Group:

  • Demonic * Rakshasa

Tibetan Tradition

  • Saga * sa-ka

  • Goddess Wangpo Denma * She who has power

  • Namthong Og * Lower Celestial vision


  • Applies to nakshatra of radical lagna AND nakshatra of Chandra. For emotional relationships, nakshatra of Chandra is more influential in determining compatibility and ease of interaction.

Psycho-socially compatible with Visaka * Radha

Nakshatra of Brihaspati * Brihaspati's ever-expanding realm of inclusive doctrinal understanding can be shared easily with other optimistic, generous, growth-oriented Guru-folk.

Nakshatra of Mangala * Kuja and Guru are mutual friends Mangala the Champion leads the conquest of new worlds. He is a pioneer, an inventor, and a sexually driven competitor who rages in vital warfare, runs faster, drills deeper, and pursues His quarry without restraint. Mangala-ruled folk join can compatibly join charitable, indoctrinating Guru folk in support of Brihaspati's expansive ventures.

Nakshatra of Chandra * Guru and Chandra are mutual friends. * matrikaraka caretaking Chandra's rhythmic, parenting, routinized style provides a pleasing compliment to Guru's patronizing, paternalistic style. These pairs may be found in the cultural realms of ethnic religion.

Nakshatra of Surya * center-stage, sparklingly exceptional, brightly self-reflexive Surya finds a willing companion in optimistic, generous, preaching, fertile Guru. Together they are often found in creative, political avenues of education and religion.

Psycho-socially neutral with Visaka * Radha

Nakshatra of Shani * Shani and Guru are mutually neutral. Shani's governance structures can support Guru's preaching, and Brihaspati's philosophical ideologies can reside within Shani's hierarchies. This pair can be found in the world of institutionalized religion, universities, and charitable social organizations.

Psycho-socially uneasy with Visaka * Radha

Nakshatra of Rahu or Ketu * whether highly exciting (Rahu) or deeply observing (Ketu) the fascinating yet disruptive nodal styles are cautiously useful to Guru's campaign to expand the paradigm of belief. Positive relationships can support exotic preaching, missionary expansion, or outreach to culturally mixed environments. For other developments, discernment is required.

Most catalytic (challenging) nakshatra for Visaka * Radha

Nakshatra of Zukra = Zukra is all about two-party human-to-human arrangements that promote wealth acquisition, social harmony, and sensual pleasure within the union. Guru is all about one-to-many, divine-to-human broadcast events that disperse teachings into civilizations not generally into individuals. Guru is not averse to abundance, but the coffers of donated wealth are held by religious groups not by human partnerships. Guru has a strong animosity toward Zukra's materialism and sensuality. Therefore this pairing is generally unpleasant.

Nakshatra of Budha * Budha can tolerate Guru, But from Brihaspati's perspective, Professor Budha is a shatru-graha = arch-enemy. Doctrinal, philosophical, theoretical Guru becomes profoundly annoyed by detailed, technical, talking-head Budha. A Guru-ruled nakshatra may contemptuously dismiss the perceived triviality of a Budha-ruled nakshatra. Therefore this pairing is generally unpleasant.

Sacred Tree for Visaka Nakshatra

see nakshatra gardens at:

  • western botanical name = Limonium acidissima

  • Sanskrita namah: Kapittha, Dadhistha, Surabhicchada, Kapipriya, Dadhi, Puṣpapahala, Dantasātha, Phalasugandhika, Cirapākī, Karabhithū, Kanṭī, Gandhapatra, Grhiphala, Kamlaphala

  • Common names = English: Wood Apple, Elephant Apple, Monkey Fruit or Curd Fruit

Common names =


Limonium acidissima (Kaitha, Wood Apple) tree = sacred to Visakanakshatra

Limonium acidissima = Kaitha = Wood Apple tree

= sacred to Bisaja nakshatra

BPL commentary: Visaka = radical lagna * attributes and behaviors


Holy Barbara painted by the Master of Frankfurt, c. 1530 CE

Visaka refers to the electrical shock that causes an event of "split-and-grow".

This injection of etheric energy can be described as the shakti * shocking "fertility of lightning and thunder". In etheric cosmology, the subtle particulate nature of the Earth is considered to be fundamentally composed or fabricated from the rays emitted by seven graha. The system of rays is very complex with many overlays and inter-weavings.

One of the interlocking systems of rays which travels through the infrastructure established by the rays of these seven graha is the roadway or channel network by which 27 advanced civilizations travel into the Earth along one of the 27 constructed pathways (na-kshatra). Each of these 27 pathways facilitate the bringing of intelligence, awareness, technology, and other gifts into Earth.

In this cosmology, Visaka is a location, a world, from which the beneficent but highly charged rays of multiplication by splitting, abundance and wisdom originate. The travellers from Visaka are carried into Earth on their customary channel. Having arrived instantly, since they are not bound by time these missionaries and guides then implant their wisdom into the multiple electro-magnetic grids which surround and interpenetrate the Earth.

Those who are genetically designed to match the energy of Visaka (for example, those born with a lagna or a graha located within Visaka) can then partake of Visaka gifts quite naturally, through the conditions of their birth.

Ruled by Brihaspati, Visaka born human-beings are humanistic philosophers. Their particular genius is Brihaspati-oriented wisdom of fertility and abundance. Visaka humans can become masters of the art of the abrupt, intense, shock-and-split.

They understand at birth "how to jolt, how to inject a bolt of energy, how to multiply by supercharging the frequency of the original until it splits and changes, how to regenerate from an electrified seed". Thus typically the Guru-ruled Visaka native through actions of intense Shakti become powerful in their control of regenerative forces, albeit pada 1-2-3 rarely control much wealth. Pada-4 however may possess remarkable assets.

Visaka natives are engaged in the advance of civilization and they are all quite confident in their abilities. They can deal and usually must deal with situations that have become energetically stagnant. They are called to inject vitalizing wave forms into this deathly state. However these sagacious types are of two different species: pada 1-2-3 the Thula portion and pada-4 the Vrizchika type.

Visaka-Thula-Vanika pada 1-2-3 are balancing re-arrangers and negotiating diplomats who are more attuned to communicative professions. When a conflict drags on and on, not only is the material energy stagnant but the astral energy pattern is stuck too. They also must deal with some very challenging situations of conflict in the second world astral plane which percolates down into the first world material plane, causing war and toxic environments.

Visaka-Thula pada 1-2-3 prosper in explanatory roles that involve logical argumentation and tactical planning, but their life path is littered with adversarial situations which can even lead to persecution for their service. Due to Guru's mulatrikona = bhava-3 Dhanushya, pada 1-2-3 have a particular interest in writing and diagramming. They are often gifted how to instructors and experts in small group process (such as General Grant's management of his military commanders).

The truth-exposing lightning flash of Visaka can produce periods of tremendous excitement and a modestly successful career, depending on the particular pada. However the Visaka 1-2-3 native remains vulnerable to attack and scapegoating via shoot the messenger adversaries.

Military activities are superb expressions for Thula-Visaka males, who crave the combination of tactics (Zukra balanced movements) and strategy (Guru big picture) that military thinking involves. Visaka means shakti of "split and grow" (like lotus roots in water, like lightning forks). Visaka likes to split an idea or split a team or split a territory then grow the scene, develop the potential. Examples of military Visaka successes include Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini + Shani-yuti-Mangala. Of course these two examples from history might not be the best role models in terms of compassion, but their professional military activities were successful .

Measured from Thula lagna, Brihaspati ruling both bhava-3 and bhava-6 becomes the maha-dus-amsha-pathi. Guru rules both 6th and 10th-from-6th giving a professional affinity to work with philosophically conflicted situations. Since Thula is naturally a diplomat, the specific imbalance-seeking-a-remedy is often "culture clash". Thula-Visaka fills the role of logically strategizing (6) and directly managing (3) the elements of the clash.

Visaka Pada-1 * Thula Rashi * Mesha-Arya navamsha = shock-split agents focused on competitive, athletic, potentially aggressive movement. Develops Makara careers in governance, hierarchical leadership, empire.

  • Bello Gallico 101-44 BCE Julius Caesar * career military with a patchy record of internal intrigue. Ascended to the Emperor level, assassinated age 55.

Visaka Pada-2 * Thula Rashi* Vrishabha Navamsha * Pushkara Navamsha = shock-split agents focused on historical knowledge, material wealth, banking, conservation, containment of value, sensual luxury, and natural beauty. Develops Kumbha careers in community activism, economic linkage, large-scale networks.

  • Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini promised the impoverished Italians a new era of treasury by expanding Italia into a global economic empire. His first colonizing wars in Africa and Albania were stunningly fast and quick-conquering. Adoring women melted their gold wedding rings to fund his military campaigns. Mussolini's 22-year regime featured vicious brutality and massive killings that decimated a large portion of the population.

Visaka Pada-3 * Thula Rashi * Mithunaya Navamsha = shock-split agents focused on explanatory and descriptive communications. Narratives of shocking expansion. Develops Meena careers in intuitive development, divination, esoteric philosophy, psychic and spiritual guidance, and various forms of teaching.

Vrischika-Visaka pada-4 is often a forceful personality whose capacity to inject Shakti into stagnant situations is highly empowered. Pada 1-2-3 is typically saddled by debt, argument, and illness so as to maintain understanding of the common folk. Yet the Pushkara Navamsha Vrizchika pada-4 shifts Guru into rulership of bhava 2 and 5 becoming distinctively financially privileged and often a celebrity too.

Visaka Pada-4 * Vrizchika Rashi * Karkata Navamsha * Pushkarya Navamsha= shock-split agents focused on establishing settlements, fundamental schooling, caretaking, parochialism, patriotism, and protectiveness. Develops Mesha careers that are innovative, pioneering, and surging with physical energy.

All Visaka energy provides moments of stunning and shocking enlightenment. Pada-4 enlightens differently from Thula pada 1-2-3. Pada 1-2-3 arranges and re-arranges the scene-lighting to expose the bigger picture. Pada-4 creates a safe space (Karkata) then uses individual jolts of dangerously brilliant insight to shake, shock, and stun the target into changing its signature frequency.

Visaka pada-4 operate from a level of wisdom-mastery that has benevolent and also less benevolent consequences. Pada-4 evokes a challenging mixture. Its lineage treasury of valuable goods and conserved knowledge (2) mixes with the ego-enflamed celebrity of center-stage roles (5). This juxtaposition leads to complex outcomes for pada-4.

Visaka pada-4 can produce inspiring insights that provide transcendent guidance for the spirit. Due to Guru's mulatrikona Dhanuzya = bhava-2, Visaka pada-4 brings an expansive doctrinal lineage wisdom (2) to the shock-stun-enlighten process. These natives are delightfully intelligent and charismatic. Yet, Visaka pada-4 must take care that enlightenment does not deteriorate into a cult of personality with the audience waiting for yet another amusing jolt of entertainment (5).

Visaka folk throughout pada 1-2-3-4 are blessed by a strong conviction that the broad truths are fully represented by their viewpoint. It is virtually impossible to sway them from their convictions because they have already seen their truth. The Visaka folk are not seekers; they are enlighteners and provocateurs who inject sudden insights into the situation.

The difference is that pada 1-2-3"stuck situations " tend to be stuck in conflict (6) and the institutionalization of conflict (3 = 10th-from-6th) such as war, betrayal, exploitation, toxicity, accusation, disease; whereas the Vrizchika pada-4 situation is stuck in ego-centric (5) knowledge-treasure acquisitiveness (2) which is blocking their next step toward accurate apprehension of reality.

Visaka natives, like Punarvasu and Purvabhadrapada, are born knowing their truth and they perceive the incarnation as an opportunity to serve others by preaching upon their doctrine. When frustrated by other's lack of wisdom (particularly as expressed by those playing Budha-style victim roles) the natives of Brihaspati-ruled Punarvasu, Visaka and Purvabhadrapada can seem condescending at times. Typically the end of their trajectory is rather inglorious. Guru plays a salient role in the nativity, and Vimshottari periods of Guru bring forth their inner proclivity to fill the roles of teacher, preacher, shocking enlightener, and guide.


Visaka Nakshatra

BPHS Auspicious events

  • Activities relating to house or land,
  • making ornaments,
  • architecture (sculpture, construction)
  • making chariots and other vehicles,
  • taking medicine.

Shakti of the Visaka Nakshatra

commentary of Dennis Harness

"16. Vishakha: The Star of Purpose

(Libra 20 00' to Scorpio 03 20')

  • The symbols associated with Vishakha are an archway and a potter's wheel.

  • The archway is a symbol of moving through thresholds of spiritual initiation.

  • Jupiter is the ruling planet of this nakshatra, reflecting a deep connection with one's soul purpose .

  • The potter's wheel symbolizes the patience that must be developed in order to progress on the spiritual path.

Vishakha has a rakshasa temperament with a primary motivation of dharma.

  • Its animal symbol is a male tiger.
  • The main deities are Radha, the divine consort of Sri Krishna and Indra / Agni.
  • The shakti is the power to achieve many and various fruits in life.

Vishakha Career Interests:

  • Teachers, public speaking, writers, literature.
  • Researchers, scientists.
  • Politicians, lawyers.
  • Military leaders, dictators or ambassadors for humanitarian causes.

Vishakha is formed by four stars of the Northern Scales."

Arabic tradition: Ar-Ra'd = lightning-thunder

...Sūratu ar-Ra'd, "The Thunder" is the 13th sura of the Qur'an. ..

هُوَ الَّذِي يُرِيكُمُ الْبَرْقَ خَوْفًا وَطَمَعًا وَيُنْشِىءُ السَّحَابَ الثِّقَالَ

13:12 He is the One Who keeps visually showing to you people the lightening, causing a state of fear and generating hope of profitability. [release of atmospheric nitrogen brought down by rain-sustenance 45:05]. And He gradually and successively raises the [middle] drifting/trailing heavy laden clouds. [13:12]"

Shakti of the Visaka Nakshatra

commentary by Pdt. David Frawley

"Indra and Agni desired,

"May I gain the greatest splendor among the Gods."

He makes the appropriate offering to Indra and Agni, to Visaka,

  • gains the greatest splendor among his peers.


  • is a competitive Nakshatra
  • and has a fiery and lightning-like energy effects.

Its natives seek power and recognition."

Nakshatra Vocabulary for Radha * Bisaja * Visaka

lightning_NASAfiles.jpg Bis

  • to go, move
  • to split or grow
  • to urge on, incite
  • to cast, throw
Bisaja * bisakusuma
  • lotus-flower
  • also written vIsa
  • a shoot or sucker, the film or fibre of the water-lily or lotus,
  • also the stalk itself or that part of it which is underground - eaten as a delicacy


  • beauty, splendor
  • lightning; branched - forked;
  • partic. attitude in shooting (standing with the feet a span apart)
  • prosperity, success
  • a gift, favor
  • The month Vaishakha (= April-May)
  • prosperity, success
  • the 21st Nakshatra Visaka(containing 4 stars in the form of a curve supposed to be Libra, and Scorpio)
Clytoria Ternatea

a celebrated cowherdess or Gopi

beloved by Krishna, and a principal personage in Jaya-deva's poem Gita-govinda; at a later period worshipped as a goddess, and occasionally regarded as an Avatara of Lakshmi, as Krishna is of Vishnu)

a female slave


  • sacred or belonging to or coming from Indra and Agni
  • The Nakshatra Visaka


  • Indra and Agni (lords of the Nakshatra Visaka)


In Buddhist lore, Visaka was one of the women in Buddha's harem. She is remembered as a wife and student of Gautama Buddha.

Visaka famously possessed the five kinds of magnetic feminine beauty:

  • beautiful hair,

  • a beautiful curvaceous figure,

  • beautiful bone structure,

  • beautiful skin which was smooth and golden (Guru) in colour,

  • and youthfulness.

She died at the age of 120 years after completing her realization.

In the future, she will lead a group of 84,000 women out of the clutches of Samsara (forced rebirth).

In Christian lore, Mary Magdalena was one of the numerous female disciplines of Jesus the Christ. She is remembered esoterically as a wife and student of the He Who Teaches by Example.

In Christian lore, Saint Barbara is remembered as a saintly woman dressed distinctively in her favorite color of red. Despite her beauty, she considered herself already wedded to her spiritual source, and would not accept the marriage arrangements negotiated by her father. She starved to death rather than accept a lesser human marriage. Guru-ruled Visaka women are typically fortunate in their (true) husband.

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary:

For Visaka natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic

Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

Guru-ruled Visaka ladies are often experts on the subject of relationships, both seen and unseen. They may be found in psychotherapy, university teaching, spiritual guidance, and other wisdom roles which require shocking insight and rapid growth. Themes of shocking growth and widening, expansion via root-splitting, and development of understanding via electromagnetic shakti-lightning may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

"... delicate features and a soft pleasing voice.

  • But do not let these deceive you.

Underneath she has a strong character , even hard at times.

  • She will always follow her own inclinations

  • and is not amenable to advice from others.

She will be distinctly appealing to the opposite sex

  • and will make a very fortunate marriage.

Her husband will be well-to-do if not wealthy

  • and she will have few if any children, not more than two.

She will be fond of travel and change

  • and will travel much with her husband .

Her favorite color is red or crimson.

She has beautifully shaped legs."

Feminine Nativities

Radix Lagna in Splendidly Splitting Visaka:

Thula-Vanika portion * pada-1, pada-2, pada-3

Guru's mulatrikona = Dhanuzya 3rd- from Thula = writings, scripts, communication, advertising, announcements, media-message, plan, documentation, schedule, commerce, discussions, meetings, teamwork, touring, hands, arms, gesture, explanation, description, instruction, skills training, group-travels, tours, edu-tainment

physical level: hands, arms, shoulders, lungs

Vrizchika portion* pada-4 * pushkaraka-pada

Guru's mulatrikona * Dhanuzya bhava-2 * wealth accumulation, collections of value, historical knowledge, family of origin, dynasty, speech, voice-speech-song-mouth-teeth-eyes-hair; pleasure from wisdom, internationalism, food, banking, hoard, treasury, knowledge of historical traditions, collections, storage, stories, containment, languages, bloodline, genetics, lineage values


Feminine nativities:

Visaka swamsha


Radha-Krishna painted by B.G. Sharma

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Visaka * Radha

BPL commentary:

For Visaka natives, the condition of prosperous, preaching, inclusive, broad-scope, philosophical, humanistic Brihaspati may considerably affect the outcome.

Teachers, preachers, professors, patrons, agents of generosity and guidance, guru-figures, ideologues, indoctrinators, theorists, know-it-alls, proselytes, philosophers, pontificators, patriarchs, pundits, pater-nosters, proponents of principled understanding, wise-ones, wizards, druids, and paradigms of belief may be especially influential.

Guided by patrons from the civilizations of Saka.

Guru-ruled Visaka gentlemen may be found on battlefields, in corporate boardrooms, at the strategic director level of organizations. They may also appear in therapeutic settings, doing scientific research with lightning, as spiritual guides, and in project development roles.

Visaka have a remarkable capacity for wide-scope vision (Guru). Their very-large-scale military skills are famed. Visaka's ultimate goal is to bring the combatants to the bargaining table, but there may be considerable carnage before a peace treaty becomes viable.

Themes of shocking growth and widening, expansion via root-splitting, and development of understanding via electromagnetic shakti-lightning may contextualize Visaka's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Visaka

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 97.

"... Aggressiveness and impatience.

These people are overbearing in their desire to get things done.

They are very active but not popular,

  • since their manner causes people to actively dislike them

  • and to resent their extreme aggressiveness.

they are very proud

  • and because of this, they take offense easily at some fancied slight.

their anger makes enemies of people who might cooperate with them, if treated differently.

they will overcome their enemies through sheer force of character,

  • but such people will still remain enemies .

Tact and kindness are qualities which they should try to develop."

Masculine Nativities

Radix Lagna in Splendidly Splitting Visaka:

  • see also: Chandra in Visaka * Radha * comforted by expansive shocks * protectors of widening energy channels, sudden growth surge, outreaching vitality

Masculine Nativities = agency of "storm"; acceptance of large-scale (Guru) annihilation and capacity for destruction en route to equity and justice

Guru mulatrikona = Dhanuzya 3rd counted from Thula = touring, writing, hand-craft, tools, technology, meetings, conferences, printing, scripts. reports, announcements, publication, instruction, media-messaging, work-group, small-group collaboration, conference, ensemble, equipe, commercial business, strategic and tactical planning , frequent travel, organizers, radio-television-internet. evangelism

Thula-Vanika portion = pada-1, pada-2, pada-3

Vrizchika portion = pada-4 * pushkaraka-pada

Guru mulatrikona = Dhanushya bhava-2 = historical lineage, financial well-being, banking, reserves, speech, song, teeth, eyes , face, hair, mouth, voice; accumulation of values, genetics, collections of value, historical conservation, animal herds, food storage, family of origin, conservers-containers-banks of wisdom and "the keep"

Masculine Nativities: Visaka swamsha



Vaishakhya = Bisaja

Splitting, forking, root-branch pattern of development

BPL commentary


Vi-saka tend to specialize in Guru-oriented inspirational, inclusive, philosophical, large-scale insights. On the ground, the details may be strikingly vivid, electrocuting, shocking or revelatory in nature.

Whether they are serving as military officers, politicians, writers, or professors, Guru-scope Visaka figures may guide their societies through times of calamitous transition toward more equitable conditions.

High-voltage electro-magnetic influx of wisdom may cause considerable carnage in the process. Often some non-lethal damage to the paired organs in the Thula pada.

Indra-Agni = psychic orientation to storms . Shakti through touch.

  • Delivers piercing, brilliant observations in the context of excess pressure and torment.

  • Bisaja's powerful insights can be dangerous and frightening, but are usually more spectacular and stunning .

The life of the Bishaja the Splitter = punctuated by numerous psycho-emotional shocks. Terrible but brilliant truths long hidden may be suddenly exposed. Catastrophic shock occurs several times during the lifetime.

  • Bishaja the Splitter's pattern often involves sudden changes in public social role , as well as sudden changes in behavior and expectations driving the roles within close relationships.

  • Bishaja the Splitter = associated with the pleasurable shock of female sexual orgasm; Vaishakhya = a name for the plant Clytoria Ternatea

  • Bishaja the Splitter female is often a vibrantly sexual person, and the Visaka male is happy to participate.

Thula Vaishakhya


Vrizchika Vaishakhya

For Thula lagna +rogesha-6 Guru = loss of security and loss of agreement. Guru = enemy of balancing, materially accumulative Zukra.

  • one is a natural teacher who shows wisdom by example , who demonstrates grace (Thula) and faith (Guru) within recurring circumstances (lagna) of brilliant, widely visible shock (Visaka)

Thula lagna is blessed in many ways, but Thula does not receive protection from normally auspicious Guru. L-3+rogesha-6 Brihaspati is a papa-graha for Thula.

Because Visaka Nakshatra is ruled by Guru, the trials and tribulations which induce Visaka's greatest flashes of brilliant insight, are also exhausting patterns of mental (3) and physical (3) distress.

The Thula-ruled quarters of Visaka struggle with mental balance and physical well-being throughout their life.

Guru rules family history and kids

Vrizchika portion

The Vrizchika -ruled quarter of Visaka may lack Thula's Yogakaraka -Shani assets (solid education and disciplined intelligence)

but the final Pada of Visaka does benefit from Guru's favorable role as dhanapati-2 + vidyapathi-5 from Vrizchika lagna.

Flashes of insight are obtained at a lesser price , without draining the mental and physical health.

The source of brilliance = psychic jolts that come from family history (2), works of art, children, games (5). Much easier!

Career for Vaishakhya nakshatra

Similar to the other members of the Guru -ruled Nakshatra trine = Punarvasu + Visaka + Purvabhadrapada

  • Visaka natives express the qualities of their Lord Brihaspati.

As a broad pattern they are all natural educators, with a distinctive propensity toward world travel, a pronounced interest in religious belief systems and ritual traditions, and as a rule they adore children.

This group are often found running schools or educational tour programs, taking teachings from their Guru or pursing university degrees in philosophy, or even when life is more localized they will find a way to express their inner preacher such as teaching 'Sunday School' (religious instruction for children).

Visaka's shakti pulses a momentarily shocking, sudden bright light onto the world's darkness. Native should pursue a career which supports their tendency toward sudden, brilliant revelations .

  • The three quarters of Visaka that fall within Thula rashi exhibit strong diplomatic skills , and these natives are typically gifted social entertainers and counselors.

  • However Visaka are very complex, psychically charged people who pretty much live in a state of circuit-breaking overload. Mere diplomacy, counseling, or entertainment activities will not be satisfying. the native will seek environments where the most intense level of psychic charge is available but where their philosophical interest in religious principles and practices can still be developed.

Psychological work with trauma and healing, medical diagnosis, counseling professions, investigative journalism, divination, intuitive and clairvoyant work, and scientific research are all suitable, but do not expect consistency or routine, at least until the end of life.


Psychic effects for Vaishakhya in radix lagna:

Visaka indicates the tremendous build-up of atmospheric energy right before a Thunderstorm.

  • Psychically, the events of the Visaka native's life will be highly charged. There is shock, after shock;

    the native loses one's social grounding again and again.

  • There may also be magnificent insights , and a spectacular capacity for healing others through extraordinary compassion. Yet, the body of the native must find some way to process these continuous shocks.

  • Visaka tends to build up a huge accumulation of astral current (a variety of electricity), which is contained in a state of compressed, highly charged excitement -- awaiting the signal to release.

However the "release" moment does not occur until the subsequent Nakshatra = Anu-radha. Anuradha brings the tremendous release of healing rains.

Physical effects for Vaishakha in radix lagna:

Visaka personalities are often very attractive , with bright-dark eyes and a lightning-flash smile.

Visaka natives generate electrically charged human contact via quality of voice, brilliant eyes, and gentle touch. Their shakti is tangible.

  • Thula pada 1-2-3 suggests shakti-charged balance-seeking diplomacy and bargaining toward harmony, ever guided by philosophical, doctrinal, or theoretical principles.

  • Vrizchika pada-4 suggests vigorously dynamic shakti-charged action guided by philosophical, doctrinal, or theoretical principles.

Naturally, Visaka's tendency to accumulate high-voltage psychic impressions and reactions on the astral plane, while not being able to release these, will result in weight gain on the physical plane.

  • (Other factors can alter this general prediction of course, not the least of which are placement of the lagnesha and incoming drishti to lagna.)

Visaka = traditionally associated with a sedentary , observer's lifestyle.

Brihaspati's Visaka in radix lagna produces a tendency to expand the fleshly abundance; while rotund, the native is also surrounded by a Guru-golden glow. (See Shil Ponde.)

One born under Visaka star is predisposed to dislike physical exercise. Therefore one must watch the food diet vigilantly, in order to avoid Visaka's expansive tendencies.

Regular bodily exercise, although naturally anathema to the Vaishakha native, is indeed required if the native is to avoid the unconscious default condition.

The default for those born under Visaka is to use their physical body for containment of the psychic overflow .

Corrective work of physical-body discipline then must be accomplished at the physical level.

  • If the native is blessed to learn to process this highly compressed psychic accumulation with direct psychic intervention, then the default downstream into the physical body need not occur (or, can be reduced).

General Description of Visaka characteristics --


QUOTATION from Das / Behari

General results of being born in Vaishakha Nakshatra

1. Physical features:

  • Your face will be round, bright and physical appearance extremely attractive.

There has been noticed two types of physical appearance:

  • one with fatty and long structure

  • and the other with very lean and short structure.

2. Character and general events:

  • You will be full of vigor and vitality and possess intelligence of the highest order.

  • You are a firm believer in God and lead a life of truthful existence.

  • You do not believe in the orthodox principles nor the age old tradition.

You are fond of adopting modern ideas .

  • Mainly, you live away from your family.

  • You are overly generous when dealing with others.

  • While you are very much religiously active, you do not follow any superstitious religious fanaticism.

  • You treat all religions, castes and creed as one.

  • You will follow a non-violent approach to life and may become a renunciate in your mid-30s.

3. Education, sources of earning/profession:

  • You are a very good orator and have the capacity to attract a crowd.

  • You will win several prizes in elocution competition.

  • Hence you will be the fittest person to be in the political circle.

There is a peculiar spending tendency.

While on the one side you are very careful spending,

  • on the other side you may be extravagant in spending where it is not required.

You are fit for doing an independent business,

  • or a job involving high responsibility,

  • banking and religious professions,

  • mathematician or a teacher or a printer.

4. Family life:

  • You may not enjoy love and affection from your mother, caused mainly by separation.

  • On the other hand, there may be several beneficial points of your father , of which you can always be proud,

even though you will lead a very independent life.

there may be difference of opinion between your father and you that seems irresolvable.

It is due to these reasons from childhood that you become a hardworking and self-made person.

You love your spouse and children very much,

  • although you may struggle with addiction to intoxication

  • and intimate relationships outside of marriage.

Despite these weaknesses, it will not become a hindrance either in the family or in your social life.

5. Health:

  • Your health will normally be very good.

  • However, you may be prone to paralytic attack after the age of 55 years.

  • You may also be prone to asthmatic attack."

Description of the Pada = four quarters = four steps = of Visaka- Bisaja

Visaka Pada-1 * Thula Rashi * Mesha = swamsha

BPL commentary

Makara-Draco rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Shani-profiled careers in governance, over-seer, legislation, policy and law, executive decision-making, bureaucracy, social ordering, hierarchies, stepwise processes, protocols and procedures, imposition of rules and consequences, elder judge, graduations and grading, professions of aging and antiquities, geriatrics, stiffening, rigidity, stones-and-bones, old things, structure

Thula-Vanika = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Zukra--profiled spousal characteristics of harmonizing nature, sweets-seeking tendencies, luxury lifestyle, gracious arrangements, adjustability, negotiating skills, partnership orientation, and diplomatic perspective. D-1 Bhrigu can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Zukra-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

Ladies are not harmed in the Zukra-ruled pada 1-2-3 of Visaka-Radha. Their inclusive, humanistic, philosophical capabilities are enhanced. The husband (or one of the husbands) is often the leading influence in their lives.

QUOTATION - from Das / Behari

QUOTATION Four Pada of Vaishaka **for Male only ** by Shil-Ponde.(1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 110.

"Red flash in the eyes, a ruddy complexion, and a scar or mark on the stomach.

  • Health is poor.

  • Has very little intelligence, and is secretive.

  • Best occupations = importer or exporter of food supplies.

Has a quarrelsome attitude.

    Easily angered."

Visaka Pada-2* Thula Rashi * Vrishabha = swamsha

Pushkara Navamsha

BPL commentary

Kumbha rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Shani-profiled careers in scientific systems, regulated networks, distribution networks, economics, ecologies, communities, friendship linkage, weaving, knitting, knotting, making of nets, marketplaces, associations, large-scale gatherings, professions of the marketplaces, bazar, social participation, gridwork, framework, conceptual exchange grids, social and electro-magnetic connections

Vrischika-Ketta = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting spousal characteristics of penetrating nature, surgical tendencies, pursuit of mystery, quest for discovery and disclosure, psychological vigor, controling attitude, mining and harvesting skills, preference for unexpected action, and secretive perspective. D-1 Mangala can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Kuja-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

Ladies are not harmed in the Zukra-ruled pada 1-2-3 of Visaka-Radha. Their inclusive, humanistic, philosophical capabilities are enhanced. The husband (or one of the husbands) is often the leading influence in their lives.

QUOTATION Das / Behari

QUOTATION Four Pada of Vaishaka **for Male only * by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 110.

Same as Visaka pada-1

"Red flash in the eyes, a ruddy complexion, and a scar or mark on the stomach.

  • Health is poor.

  • Has very little intelligence, and is secretive.

  • Best occupations = importer or exporter of food supplies.

  • Has a quarrelsome attitude.

Easily angered."

Visaka Pada-3 * Thula Rashi * Mithunaya = swamsha

BPL commentary

Meena-Antya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Guru-profiled careers in charity, spiritual guidance, divination, water-gazing, dream-interpretation, clairsentient visions, imagination, sacred symbols, astral bridging, invisible environments, sleep, subtle sounds and vibratory patterns, private prayer, meditation, seclusion, great cosmic cycles, reflective thought, philosophical theory, ancestor spirits, telepathy, empathy, cetaceans and cultures of Sirius

Dhanuzya = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Guru-profiled spousal characteristics of expansive nature, preaching or professorial tendencies, engagement with higher principles and dogma, quest for understanding, philosophical vigor, inclusive attitude, teaching and indoctrination skills, preference for humanistic worldview, and global perspective. D-1 Brihaspati can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Guru-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

Ladies are not harmed in the Zukra-ruled pada 1-2-3 of Visaka-Radha. Their inclusive, humanistic, philosophical capabilities are enhanced. The husband (or one of the husbands) is often the leading influence in their lives.

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

QUOTATION Four Pada of Vaishaka ** for Male only ** by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 110.

Same as Visaka pada-1

"Red flash in the eyes, a ruddy complexion, and a scar or mark on the stomach.

  • Health is poor.

  • Has very little intelligence, and is secretive.

  • Best occupations = importer or exporter of food supplies.

  • Has a quarrelsome attitude.

Easily angered." [end quote Shil Pondey.]

BPL Visaka Pada-3 Articulatory, logically argumentative Budha rules the pada, whilst generous, guiding Guru rules the nakshatra and sensual, partnering Zukra rules the rashi. Budha-Guru are an adversarial, problematic pair.

However, if Visaka Pada-3 is resigned to the task of articulating an ever-expanding, philosophical, and detailed view of life's many human problems, Visaka Pada-3 can be a supportive placement for professors, writers, religious speakers, evangelists, global messengers and certain types of spiritual guides.

Marriage to a Guru-figure such as a teacher, guide, philosopher, or priest - or indeed the partner is simply generous and fertile. Mate is wise in matters related to the placement of Guru in the radical kundali.

Visaka Pada-4 * Vrizchika Rashi * Karkata-swamsha

Pushkarya Navamsha

BPL commentary

Mesha-Arya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Mangala-profiled careers in championship, first-arrival, innovation, engineering, competition, challenge, conquest, dueling, domination, pioneering actions, use of force, hunting, dance, massage, muscular physique, physical appearance, embodiment, sexual pursuit, athletics, new birth, insemination, obstetrics, blood chemistry, inventions, novelty, singularity, winning

Makara-Draco = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Shani-profiled spousal characteristics of disciplined nature, regulatory or legislative tendencies, engagement with duty and responsibility, quest for orderly systems, pragmatism, common-sense attitude, rule-application skills, preference for conservative practices, and materialistic perspective. D-1 Shani can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Shani in D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativities

Gentlemen are well supported in the Mangala-ruled pada 4 of Visaka-Radha. Their inclusive, humanistic, philosophical capabilities are enhanced.

Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

QUOTATION from: Four Pada of Vaishaka **for Male only *by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 110:

"Is always in the company of the opposite sex;

  • is somewhat careless and thoughtless.

  • Is suave and smooth spoken.

Likes to live alone."

BPL Commentary on Visaka Pada-4 * pushkaraka-pada Sensitive, rhythmic Chandra rules the pada, whilst generous, guiding Guru rules the nakshatra and sexually pursuing, competitive Mangala rules the rashi. Chandra-Guru are a somewhat adversarial pair, with Chandra rooting into the local view while Guru expands to global perspective. Tends to promote a philosophy of self-defense.

Mangala works well with both Chandra and Guru, resulting in an energized approach toward emotionally and ideologically motivated warfare. Visaka Pada-4 may have grown up with well-meaning but invasive parents. Does not wish to change the comforting personal habits; needs emotional interaction but also requires expansive emotional space.

An emotional (Chandra) tolerance (Guru) for violence (Mangala) makes this pada especially well-suited to careers such as secret (Kuja) police (Chandra); and professorial teaching (Guru) in areas such as psychology of abusive parenting, border (Chandra) control (Vrischika) or homeland security (Soma).

Promotes sexual-emotional activity (Mangala-Chandra) yet Shani governed 7th navamsha often delays marriage . If marriage is indicated, Makara on 7th navamsha suggests union with a Shani-figure such as a government worker, bureaucrat, legislator, regulator, or other soberly conventional and pragmatic personality.


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