8. Pushya - Star of the Nourishment

Pushya " Star of the Nourishment"( 3.20 Cancer to 16.40 Cancer)


"Flower"(Symbol of Happiness, Cheerfulness)

" Udder of a Cow(Symbol of  Nourishment and Care)


Udder of a Cow

Short Mythology stories related to it:

Brihaspati was also very much involved in his work with the Gods as a spiritual teacher and a master of ceremonies and rituals, he ignored his wife Tara. Tara eloped with his moon god Chandra, and become Pregnant. Brihaspati had waged a war against Chandra with the Devas. Eventually, the war had been subdued when Brihaspati agreed to adopt the child Mercury as he was very intellect.

Deity: Brihaspati - He is the Lord of Power, Guru Of the Gods.He is involved with the counseling, advising. He is the author of Books on Law, Politics and Artha Shastra. He is the Teacher of Astrology and Astronomy.                                            

 Meaning: “The Nourisher" - the one who nourishes. Gentleness and prosperity are its themes.

There are 3 stars in the Pushya nakshatra which are theta-Cancri,Gamma-Cancri and Eta-Cancri.The ancient seekers saw these three stars as resembling an udder of a cow.

· Ruler: The Star is governed by  Saturn. Saturn is the ruling planet of this nakshatra reflecting the 
 grounded nurturing and painstaking care.

·   Yoga Tara Degree: 15 degrees

·   Nakshatra Trimurti: Vishnu (Maintain).

·   GunaTamasic.

·  Tavatta:.It belongs to the water element.

·   Gana:  Pushya has a Deva temperament.

·   Aim: Dharma Purpose /Goal of Life.

·   Animal: The animal symbol is a Male Goat.

·   Bird: Sea Crow.

·   Tree: Peepal Tree, Sacred Fig.

·  Caste: Kshatriya.

·  Direction:  West to North.

·  Part of the body: The Mouth and the Face.

· Tridosha: Pitta

·  Power(Shakti): Create Spiritual Energy

·    Pada in Navamsa:

Pada 1 Leo Navamsa ruled by Sun (3:20-6:40) is all about achievement, Limelight, wealth. They can be helping figure or people can help them.

Pada2 Virgo Navamsa ruled by  Mercury (6:40-10:00) The Hardworking, service aspect of Pushya is found here.

Pada3 Libra Navamsa ruled by  Venus (10:00-13:20) They look towards the home, comforts, luxury, and sociability.

Pada 4 Scorpio Navamsa ruled by Mars (13:20-16:40). These natives carry the estoric side of the Pushya, which is also related to the rituals and mantras.
· Sounds/Alphabet:  Hoo, Hay, Ho, Da

  1. It is an Upward Nakshatra. It is naturally related to its expansive nature.
  2. It is a Light and Swift nakshatra.
  3. It is like the most prosperous nakshatra it can give things in abundance and can be named as the emperor of the nakshatras.
  •  Indications: This is " The Nourishment Star".

  • A person born in this Nakshatra is nurturing and carefree. 
  • They love milk products. They love cooking and can be culinary artists. They can have a Round face and Puffy cheeks.
  •  After 32, They can become successful. They live to motivate People, do Teaching, Advising and Consultation. 
  • They are very insecure about their enemies. They have abundance in their life. It is not so good nakshatra for Marriage. The spouse can feel ignored and Early on in their life the Girlfriend/Boyfriend can leave them for the other.
  •  This nakshatra can also have a theme of marriage trauma. It is also very much connected to Nursing. 
  • Love material things and love lavish things. 
  • They are Traditional People and they love the older and traditional type of music. They can have Bussiness related to the Restaurants, Bakery, Pastries. 
  • It is one of the best nakshatras for Trade and Bussiness.
  •  Lunar Month and Day :
It relates to the second half of the lunar month of Pausha which usually falls in January. Pushya is also related to the Dashami (10th tithi or day) of the waxing and waning phases of the Moon's monthly cycle.

  • Favorable Activities:

Pastries, Celebrations, Travelling, Dealing with Enemies, Creative Activities, Gardening, All activities related to Children.

  • Unfavorable Activities:

 Marriage, Harsh, Cruel and negative activities.

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