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Graha * Bhava* Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Surya

Soka vinaasini rathnaalankaara uthraadathevi sahaayakrube|


Uttara-ashadha * Utaraztha * UttaraShada

* Uthiraadam * Uttarasarha *

* Vaizva * Iswara

* Vaishva-deva * Visve-deva

Uthiradaam * Aadi

Chandra in Uttara-azadha * Vaizva

comforted by bright visions

protection of confident conviction

later victories

wins the final battle * makes the winning positive choice

sons of Vishnu * Ravi * ruled by Vishva Deva

contributions coming to Earth

from the star-civilizations of

Ascella and Nunki

Universal Light

Sacred Tree for Uttarazadha


Varaha avatara

"Viṣṇu as Varaha. In this third incarnation, Viṣṇu appeared as the boar, Varaha, who is depicted in his most renowned story rescuing the earth goddess, Bhudevi, from the sea-demon Hiranyaksha.

She is shown as a fragment of the earth, perched on Varaha's tusks and replete with animals and buildings. The artist has taken great pride in including a wealth of detail such as a temple dedicated to Śiva with a fluttering red banner, while among the animals roaming the hilly landscape he has depicted a cow, a symbolic representation of the Earth goddess. This painting shows the climax of the incident: Varaha has just slain his adversary with his formidable mace. Other attributes that Varaha holds in his hands are the wheel, the conch shell and the lotus."

Pahari School * Mankot Style * 1700-1710 (circa) * Painted in Panjab Hills * Text and image credit: Trustees of the British Museum

The Twenty-first Nakshatra

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra Celestial Location

  1. Zeta-Sagittarii * Ascella

  2. Sigma-Sagittarii * Nunki

Regional Names for Uttara-Ashadha
  • Uthrashadha
  • Uthiraadam Tamil Uthraadam
  • Uttarasarha *
  • Vaizvadevata * Vizveza * Vizvezvara
  • Iswara

Sigma Sagittarii

  • Nunki (Sumerian)
  • Pelagus (Latin)
  • Thanih al Sadirah (Arabic)

Zeta Sagittarii

  • Ascella (Latin)
Uttarazadha attributes


Uttara-azadha Nakshatra planetary Ruler

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra Body Part

  • Waist of the nakshatrapurusha * Kala-purusha

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra Symbol

  • back of square

BPHS Auspicious activities * Uttara-azadha Nakshatra

  • Establishing or embellishing home or land
  • entering houses
  • sowing seeds

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra Gana * group

  • Hu-man / Man-ushya

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra protective Deity * bhapa * bheza

gana-devatas * guides of classes of beings

  1. Vasu
  2. Satya
  3. Kratu
  4. Daksha
  5. Kala
  6. Kama
  7. Dhriti
  8. Kuru
  9. Pururaba
  10. Madraba

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra Tibetan tradition

  • Chu Me * Phul

  • Natsok * Perfect, Accomplished

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra Meanings

  • The Moon of Later Victory

  • The Latter Unconquered

  • The Latter Invincible


  • 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 Uttarazadha * Vishva

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 Uttarazadha * Vishva

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 Uttarazadha * Vishva

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 Uttarazadha * Vishva

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 two 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.


Antique illustration of Mangisu Yellow Mongoose (Cynictis penicillata also known as Red Meerkat)

The animal symbol for Uttara-azadha is a Male Mongoose

Nakshatra Vana

Sacred Tree for Uttarashada Nakshatra

see nakshatra gardens at:

  • western botanical name = Artocarpus heterophyllus

  • Sanskrita namah:panasa

  • Tibetan (bodkye): rakpa

  • Common names: Chakka, Jaka, Jack, Kathahar, Kanthal, Hanna


Artocarpus heterophyllus = the jackfruit tree

sacred to Uttarazadha nakshatra

Shakti of the Uttara-azadha Nakshatra

QUOTATION from Dennis Harness

"21. Uttara Ashadha: The Universal Star

(Sagittarius 26 40 to Capricorn 10 00 )

Uttara Ashadha translates as later victory . The symbols are an elephant s tusk. The elephant tusk is associated with Ganesha, the remover of obstacles. Another symbol is planks of a bed signifying security, rest, and peace. The main deities are the ten Vishvadevas, such as Vasu(goodness), Satya (truth), Kratru (will power), Kama (desire) and Kala (time).

This nakshatra is ruled by the powerful Sun. The shakti is the power for unchallengeable victory .

These natives have the humanitarian vision to see all races as equal. Abraham Lincoln ' s Moon resided in this lunar mansion.

This asterism has a manushya, or human temperament with a primary motivation toward moksha, or spiritual liberation.

The animal symbol is a male mongoose, which has no female counterpart, reflecting the independence and, sometimes, loneliness associated with this nakshatra."

Shakti of the Uttara-azadha Nakshatra

commentary by David Frawley

"The Universal Gods desired,"May we win a victory that can never be lost."

One who makes the appropriate offering to the Universal Gods, to Ashadha,

  • gains a victory that can never be lost.

Uttarazadha is a competitive Nakshatra that causes us to seek great achievements ,

  • but in alliance with others,

  • in great partnerships, organizations and associations .

One succeeds by virtue of one' s broad connections. "

Vocabulary forUttarazadha


Indis Giaca Jackfruit from the journals of Jesuit Priest (Michał Piotr Boym) traveling in China c. 1656


  • upper, higher, superior
  • northern (because the northern part of India is high);
  • of a mountain; the northern quarter, the north
  • left (as opposed to dakshina "southern" or "right")
  • because in praying the face is turned to the east, the north would be on the left hand
  • later, following, followed by, subsequent, latter, concluding, posterior,
  • future time; a following speech, answer, reply
subsequent result, future consequence, in future years superior, chief, excellent, dominant, predominant, more powerful
  • better, more excellent; superiority, excellence, competency; chiefly characterized by virtue
  • Of a king of the Nagas
each of the Nakshatra that contain the word "uttara"
  • upper surface or cover
  • Opposed to; answer, contradiction, reply; (in law) a defense, rejoinder,
  • a defensive measure; gaining a cause (in law)
  • Attended with danger, having danger as the result result, the chief or prevalent result or characteristic,
  • what remains or is left,
  • conclusion, remainder, excess, over and above
  • remainder, difference (in arithmetic
  • At the conclusion, at the end


  • not to be overcome, invincible
  • born under the Nakshatra Ashadha
  • A staff made of Palasha wood (carried by the student during the performance of certain vows)
  • A brick (used for the sacrificial altar)
  • Two lunar mansions (distinguished as pinvA and uttara "the former" and" the latter", and reckoned either as the eighteenth and nineteenth or as the twentieth and twenty-first


  • relating to or presided over by the Visve Deva
  • name of the Nakshatra UttaraSadha
  • The 8th cycle of 5 years in the 60 years; cycle of Jupiter
  • lord of the universe (name of Brahma, Vishnu or Shiva); the Supreme Spirit
  • the Nakshatra Uttarazadha (presided over by the Vishve Devah)


  • a form of Shiva (esp. worshipped in Benares)

  • the Nakshatra Uttarazadha
  • relating or sacred to all the gods or to the Vishve-Deva
  • a partic. Graha or Soma-vessel; partic. sacrificial bricks
  • the Nakshatra Uttarazadha
  • the offering made to all the gods and to Fire at the Vaishva-deva ceremony; the fire at the ceremony

Uttara-azadha Nakshatra

BPL notes:

Ruled by Surya

Like its two sister Nakshatra Krittika and Uttaraphalguni the Uttaraazadha nakshatra is brightly blessed by radiantly intelligent Surya.

Surya rules Uttarazadha nakshatra and Surya rules-8 for the Makara lagna. No matter Surya's rashi or bhava, for the Uttaraazadha native Surya plays a definitive role usually involving occult matters and often pouring light into what had been a dark, lightless place.

Pada 2-3-4 have a particular challenge regarding the role of divine light intelligence (Surya) within their respectable, responsible Makara personality. The lagnesha = materialistic, structuring, socially conformist Shani. Unfortunately, Shanaicarya lives in perpetual animosity with brilliantly creative, individualistic, regal divine Surya ruler of Uttara-azadha. Both Surya and Shani hold deep grudges against each other, juxtaposing this pair as profoundly adversaril arch-enemies * ati-shatru-graha.

Pada-1 within Dhanushya

is normally involved in matters of the dharma-sthana in its capacity as 5th-from-5th. There are associations with royalty, celebrity, drama, and promulgation of theories, ideologies, and philosophical doctrines supporting global humanistic high culture via a highly charismatic personality.

Pada 2-3-4 within Makara

signals a lawful mystic connected to and directed by a hidden divine intelligence (Surya rules-8 ) but intending to create a social institution such as a religious order, institution or corporation which would be informed by this radiant mystical insight. These natives are often uncomfortable with their occult identity; they may be persecuted politically due to Surya and often feel harassed. They may seek sanctuary in monasteries, convents, or distant outposts. Prison also offers sanctuary.

Because Surya rules randhrasthana-8 counted from the Makara lagna, Uttarazadha pada 2-3-4 are distinguished by their affiliation with catastrophic change, revolution, sudden identity upheaval, and other disasters-provoking-transformation both social and natural.

Social-material outcome depends intensively upon the position of randhresha-8 Surya which delivers that occult inner light.

May attempt to start or be pushed into starting some variety of hierarchical organization (Makara) of which the native is typically the controversial yet charismatic center.

After the departure of the charismatic Uttarazadha heart-core personality, the organization is likely to ossify (Makara) into a legalistic and anti-transformative machine.

If a political group would attack Uttarazadha's beliefs , no matter how important the professional or religious goal might be, Uttarazadha may feel a need to leave an environment wherein one cannot Win. (Surya vs Shani)

Surya-ruled Uttarazadha is particularly self-directed (Ravi) in its pursuit of the cause, and cannot tolerate mishandling of the mission by those who do not fully understand the work, however instrumental their support might temporarily be. Thus without careful political management, the Makara portions may become exiled or persecuted.

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Uttarazadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary:

For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Nunki

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"...a contented nature.

She is one who is interested in forming societies and clubs,

  • and who makes a good manager and organizer.

She is fluent in speech ,

  • forceful and logical in writing.

She is extremely devoted to her husband."

Dhanushya portion

Surya's mulatrikona = Simha 9th counted from Dhanuzya * religion, patronage, world travel, preaching, lecturing, university, temple, priesthood, ideology, global perspective

  • Secrets of Fatima 1907-2005 Servant of God Lucia of Fatima

  • POTUS-pair-44 Let's Move 1964- Michelle Robinson Obama

Makara portion

Surya's mulatrikona = Simha bhava-8 * mystery, occult knowledge, transformation, trauma and healing, secrets, confidential information, mysterious identity, hidden relationships, disguised actions, sudden changes both personal and political, upheaval, emergence of unexpected forces, emergencies, disaster, disguise, surgery, eruption, tantra

Feminine Nativities: Uttarazadha swamsha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Uttarazadha * Vaizva

BPL commentary:

For Uttara-azadha natives, the condition of radiant, intelligent, central, confident, pitrikaraka Surya considerably affects the outcome.

Father-figures, politicians, celebrity, royalty, entitled roles, speculators, brilliant dramatists, glittering creativity, intelligentsia, poetic romantics, and game-players may be especially influential.

Guided by instructors from the civilizations of Nunki

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 87

"A very good, honest, and sincere character...

A peace loving disposition.

  • Very intelligent and wise.

  • Respected and liked by everyone with whom he comes in contact.

Eager to live and let live.

  • Tolerant to others, giving help where help is required.

A good counselor in times of need or trouble.

  • Such a person makes a good and steady friend,

  • whose friendship is to be valued because it will stand the tests of time and adversity."

Masculine Nativities = Surya-ruled

Dhanuzya portion = Uttara-azadha pada-1

Surya's mulatrikona = Simha 9th counted from Dhanuzya

* victory *; broad perspective, philosophy, universities, patriarchal cultures, world travel, global political theatre, symbolic roles, sacred doctrine, preaching

  • TM 1917-2008 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • Swami Prabhupada 1896-1977 A. C. Bhaktivedanta

Makara portion = Uttara-azadha pada-2, pada-3, pada-4

= Surya's mulatrikona = Simha 8th counted from Makara

central * victorious role in a revolutionary dramatic transformation, theatrical eruption of unexpected force, catastrophe, sudden political changes, radical emergence of bright identity , a figure of mystery, occult, tantric secrets, hidden agency, masked events, hidden worlds, cycles of death-and-rebirth

Masculine Nativities:

Uttarazadha = swamsha

Dhanuzya pada

Makara pada

General Description of Uttarazadha characteristics


Radix Lagna

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

"You have a well-proportioned, tall body with a broad head, long nose and bright eyes.

  • A charming and graceful appearance with fair complexion.

  • You will be refined, soft-spoken, pure-hearted and an innocent looking countenance.

In case you happen to occupy a very high position in society, you will not like to express pomp and show and will dress simply.

  • You give respect to all and are god fearing.

  • It is not easy for others to find out your underlying merits and demerits.

  • It is only after several acquaintances and dealings one can come to a conclusion about your behavioral aspect.

In most of the cases, it has been noticed that there will be a black mole around your waist or on the face.

  • A slight reddish color is noticed in your eyes.

You will be very plain in your dealings and will show utmost sincerity in all the work you undertake.

  • You will not deceive others and would not like to cause any trouble to others.

  • So much so, due to your inherent good behavior quality you often land into uncalled-for problems.

While you are plain hearted, you will not give in to any pressure and will not bestow full confidence on anybody.

  • But once you take a person into confidence nobody can change you.

to certain extent, you are slave to flattery

  • and expect that others must look after your welfare.

You will not make any hasty decision, whereas full consultation with trusted persons will be obtained before coming to a conclusion.

While you are very much involved in all activities you undertake, usually you are lazy.

Even in the state of conflict you cannot utter harsh words directly and in spite of a difference of opinion you will not like to express your unhappiness to others.

  • Any discussion you make with others will be without expressing ill-will.

You are bound to shouldermany responsibilities at a young age.

  • Due to this you are fully trained to shoulder any responsibility with perfection.

Once you are convinced that any action carried out by you or words uttered by you happens to be wrong you will not hesitate to repent and express regret.

Your every action requires recognition by others.

Otherwise, you are dragged into the state of unhappiness.

You are subjected to maximum happiness at one stage and the maximum unhappiness at the next.

You have to be very careful in any controversial dealings.

Before any collaboration is made, you have to completely screen the persons with whom you are entering into such collaboration.

Otherwise, failure is certain.

After the age of 38 years will mark all-round success and prosperity.

Normally your childhood will be somewhat better.

  • But later on you may have to face a lot of unexpected reversals and problems on the family front.

It has been noticed that between the age of 28 and 31 some important change takes place in the family circle.

  • Your married life will be more or less very good.

  • You normally get a responsible and loving spouse.

  • At the same time the health of your spouse will be a cause of concern.

  • Your spouse will have problems of acidity.

In spite of the comparative advantages mentioned above, you lack happiness from children and they will be a main cause of concern.

  • You are prone to stomach problems, paralysis of limbs, pulmonary diseases.

  • Poor eyesight or some defects in the eyes."

Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttara-ashadha

Double Dhanuzya

UttarazadhaPada-1 * * 26:40-Dhanuzya- 30:00 * Pushkara navamsha * Dhanuzya-swamsha

BPL commentary

Kanya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting careers in clinical medicine, treatment planning, logical argumentation, aid to the suffering, pharmacy, addictions, service ministry, military, supply chain, logistics, servitude, helping professions, social work, exploitation, poverty, pollution, social marginalization, victimhood, labor-relations, peasantry, prostitution, litigation, accusation, disagreement, crime, criminal justice, professions that remediate conflicts and imbalances

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

commentary of Das / Bepin Behari :

"You will be interested in music.

  • Sexually inclined to many partners.

  • You will have large teeth,

  • inherit paternal property and wealth.

  • You will not have good relations with your relatives.

Your health will be bad when you are 5 years old, but you will live for 90 years."

QUOTATION for Masculine Nativities ONLY, Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttarazadha * commentary of Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 112.

"These people have fair health, but are too fat.

  • They have fair complexions, long thighs, long broad nails.

Only moderately educated;

military types, police, etc. are usually found here.

  • Honest and faithful public servants ,

  • clean, thoughtful, hard workers;

They make good citizens;

  • always trying to better themselves by joining educational activities.

They have many friends

  • and like to hear the secrets and romances of other people."

Uttarazadha Pada-2 *

Makara navamsha* 0:00 until 3:19 Makara rashi

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

commentary of Das / Bepin Behari

"Honorable, learned, happy

  • and possessed of wealth.

Too much inclined to spouse and children.

You pretend to be charitable

  • but in actual practice you are cunning and a miser.

You may fall from a tree at 10 years of age.

  • You may be injured due to some weapon at 12,
  • but you will live for 90 years."

QUOTATION for Masculine Nativities ONLY, Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttarazadha * commentary of Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 112.

"Fixed religious ideas,

  • with a tendency to occult study,

  • and a capacity for intensive reading "

Uttarazadha Pada-3 * Kumbha navamsha * 3:20-6:40 Makara rashi

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

commentary of Das / Bepin Behari :

"Lower half of the body is lean and upper part proportionately bigger and thick.

  • You are afraid of cold weather or your health will not permit you to stay in cold regions.

  • You will have a high fever continuing for a longer period when you are 20 years old.

The left parts of your body will be subjected to burns at 35 years old, but you will live for 90 years."

QUOTATION FOR Masculine Nativities ONLY, Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttarazadha * commentary of Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 112.

Uttarazadha-3 * same as pada-2

"Fixed religious ideas,

  • with a tendency to occult study,

  • and a capacity for intensive reading"

Uttarazadha Pada-4 * Meena navamsha * 6:40 - 09:56 Makara rashi * Pushkara Navamsha

Masculine Nativity

Feminine Nativity

commentary of Das / Bepin Behari :

FOR Masculine Nativities ONLY, Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttarazadha * commentary of Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 112.

Uttarazadha -4 * same as pada-2

"Fixed religious ideas ,

  • with a tendency to occult study,

  • and a capacity for intensive reading"

Uttarazadha = swamsha

committed to acting out the model of great success through building large networks of alliances which drives the self-image of Uttarazadha.

  • Similar to Uttarazadha in the radix lagna but with a focus on intimate partnerships,

  • when the native senses that the partnership is blocking one's path toward achievement and is no longer supporting the humanistic goals of the mission, the Uttarazadha-swamsha native may feel compelled to leave the partnership despite other instrumental advantages it may provide.


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