3. Krittika- The Star Of Fire

Krittika  " The Star Of Fire"  26.40 Aries to 10:00 Taurus


"Knife/Spear”(Symbol of  Cutting and Penetration)

 "Peacock" (Symbol of martial nature)



Short Mythology :

The God Of Fire Agni is the Deity Associated with this nakshatra. A story of Agni was cursed to have insatiable Appetite after he stared at the naked bodies of the wives of the Saptarishis.

One more diety associated with this is Karthik. Karthik is Supposed to have 6 heads so as to give help to each of the 6 mothers. Karthik goes on to defeat Taraksur becoming the leader of the Army of the Devas wielding the spear as his Weapon and Peacock as his vehicle. e was the commander-general of the Devas.

Kartakaya also left his Father Shiva after he was Frustrated with him as he was favouring him most of the time as during the competition of Golden Fruit he lost to Ganesha.

Deity: Karttikeya-commander of the Goldy forces is one of its diety.    
Agni- the go of the Fire which symbolizes the knowledge and also has seven tongues.

The One Who Cuts"- This Symbolises the Simple, Direct and Straight Forwadness of this nakshatra.


Krittika, the seed of solar energy, is represented in the celestial by a well-known group of seven bright stars huddled together in the star cluster of Pleiades.
· Ruler: The Star is governed by Sun. This nakshatra shows the Leadership, Authority, and Confidence of this nakshatra.

·   Yoga Tara Degree: 6 Degree 

·   Nakshatra Trimurti: Shiva (Dissolve).

·   Guna: Rajasic.

·  Tavatta:.It belongs to the earth element.

·   Gana:  Krittika has a Rakshasa temperament.

·   Aim: Artha Purpose /Goal of Life.

·   Animal: The animal symbol is a Female Goat.

·   Bird: Peacock

·   Tree: Cluster Fig

·  Caste:  Brahmin.

·  Direction: East, South-east to South.

·  Part of the body: The Hips,  Loins and The Crown of the Head

· Tridosha: Kapha

·  Power(Shakti): To Burn (Basis Above- heat Basis Below- light Result- Burning or Purification)

·    Pada in Navamsa:

Pada 1 Sagittarius Navamsa ruled by Jupiter(26:40-30:00) is highly moralistic, generous and gives a lot of will power and strength to the native also.

Pada2 Capricorn  Navamsa ruled by Saturn.(00:00-3:20) This pada has a strong sense of ethics but 
its vision is more materialistic than spiritual.

Pada3 Aquarius Navamsa ruled by  Saturn.(3:20-6:40) They look towards the humanitarian instinct and it combines futuristic visions with ancient knowledge.

Pada 4 Pisces Navamsa ruled by Jupiter(6:40-10:00). This pada is more about the deep sensitivity and creative side of this nakshatra. It promotes group work in a joyful, benevolent way. This is a Pushkar navamsa pada so planets here can help in prosperity.

· Sounds/Alphabet:  Aa, Ee, Oo, Aye

  1. It is a Downward Nakshatra. It is interested in what we can't see.
  2. It is a very active Nakshatra and they are always on a move.

     Indications: This is " The Star Of Fire".

    • A person born in this Nakshatra can be very precise in what they want to say.
    • They are one of the most Blunt People out there. They have a Direct and Straight forward Approach to Life. They usually hide their Caring,
    •  Nurturing side beneath hard, stern Personality.  They love Cooking and they love to eat regularly. 
    • They give attention to the details and they will try to cut people in conversation. 
    • Mother like Figure is very important for them. 
    • They can find peace of mind in a foresty/ in a place away from the crowd. Prone to Addiction/smoke. 
    • They Love Weapons and they can have a weapon collection. They are fascinated by the Fire rituals. 
    • They can be really good Economists, Film Editors, Great Chefs. 
    • They can fight for non-Profit Organisations. They love to chant Mantras. They can be in Police, Military type of Field also. If it is making malefic connections with 8th and 12th house, then they might get into Sex Scandals also. 
    • They are really good at cutting words and are too good in Sarcasm

      "GOOD COOK"
    • They are natural musicians, Composers, and Natural Actors also. 
    • Music is also one of the main things for Krittika. 
    • They can have Connection with Designers and Presidents/Ceos of the Companies.
    • They are very critical about themselves They can be in Martial Arts/Gyming also as they have a lot of Fire inside them. 
    • On the Spiritual front, they can provide intense awareness and allows one ability to undergo a huge form of purification.
    • They can be in Authority Position also. Surrogacy and Foster Parenting can also be a theme here.

    •  Lunar Month and Day :
    It relates to the first half of the lunar month of Karttika, which usually falls in late October, early November. Krittika is also related to the Shashti (6th tithi) of the waxing and waning phases of the Moon's monthly cycle. 

    • Favorable Activities:

    Fire Worship, Purification rites, Activities which involve Leadership, Courage, Cooking, Standing Up for Oneself

    • Unfavorable Activities:

    Strategy, Rest, Water Based Activities.

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