Hasta Nakshatra

The 13th nakshatra of the series Hasta is made of 5 nakshatras – Alpha, Beta, Delta, Gamma, and Epsilon-Corvi. Corvi’s constellation resides in Virgo and is visible just below one of the brightest stars – Spica.
Hasta translates to – The Hand. The star represents all the positive activities performed using the hand. People born under Hasta are optimistic and possess an incredible capacity to create.
The natives of the star derive their power from ‘Surya Deva’- the governing deity and are ruled by the moon’s planetary energy.




Quick Facts on the Nakshatra

Astrological Range160°00′ to 173°20′ Virgo
Nakshatra Number13
SymbolHand or fist
Presiding DeitySavitar-Sun as inspiration
Controlling/Ruling PlanetMoon (Chandra)
Ruling Deity of Ruling PlanetParvati
ShaktiHasta Sthapaniyaagama Shakti – Ability to get what one is aspiring to and keep it in one’s hands
CasteLight, swift
NatureThe light (Lagu)
GanaDeva Gana (Lord Like)
Body VarāhamihiraHands
Body ParasharaSides
Rashi/ZodiacVirgo sign
TranslationThe hand
Beejakashra for 4 pada’sPoo, Sha, Naa, Taa
Lucky lettersP, S, N & D
Lucky StonePearl
Lucky ColorDeep green
Lucky or Favourable Numbers2
Common Name of Associated TreeHog Plum
Botanical Name of Associated TreeSpondias pinnate
Astronomical NameDelta Corvi
Bird NameVulture (Crow)
Yoni/Animal SymbolFemale Buffalo (Mahisha)
CareerEntrepreneurship, business, counseling, consultancy, art, card dealers, manicurists, masseuse or masseur, gymnast, comedian, gardeners, hairstylists, bankers, astrologers or soothsayers

Characteristics of people born Under Hasta Nakshatra

The purity of thought, word, and deed sum up their basic characteristics. The natives possess good self-control, are active, and very resourceful. Those born under Hasta are hard-working, knowledgeable, and reasonable. Hasta nakshatra embodies luster, luminosity, brilliance, strength, beauty, and knowledge. This nakshatra also symbolizes agreements and greetings as represented by the handshake.
The ruling deity Savitar is jovial and carefree. He blesses the natives with the ability to use their hands either in a skilled or cunning manner. Savitar grants life. So, Hasta can be associated with establishing a well-knit family.

Physical Characteristics :

  • A male born under Hasta nakshatra will be tall and stout. He has a mixed complexion with relative shorthands.
  • A woman native of Hasta will be blessed with mesmerizing eyes. She will have well-formed shoulders and ears. She will draw attention, with her attractive looks.

Behavioral Traits :

Among their many positive traits are

  • The natives display the essence of firmness and maintain their purpose.
  • They have a strong will-power.
  • Independence and firmness are always exhibited in their dealings.
  • Polite composure and calmness always envelopes Hasta born and are their protective charms.
  • The ability to win people and situations will make them have firm familial bonds.
  • Exceptional sharpness, faithfulness, and intellect help them reach great heights when used diligently.
  • They can establish wide social circles with their innate ability to motivate and inspire people.

They are not without negative traits.

  • With their ability to control situations, they can turn into dominating people.
  • Their lack of sensitivity and behavior usually tends towards rudeness, they rub off people in the wrong way.
  • Overindulgence, restlessness, and selfishness add on to their negative traits.
  • The natives are prone to constant health problems.
  • With low self-opinion, it is relatively easy for them to become addicts. They turn to emotional eating or being alcoholics to deal with their problems.


Bearing instinctive norms of compatibility in mind the Hasta nakshatra is most compatible with Swati nakshatra. Besides Swathi, Hasta is also compatible with Revati, Bharani, Krittika, Pushya, Uttara Phalguni, and Uttarabhadrapada nakshatras. Accounting for the theory of obstruction, Hasta is incompatible with Shatabhisak nakshatra and Ashwini nakshatra.

Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra quarters

Each nakshatra has 4 quarters that represents the position of the star concerning the movement of the earth. People born under each quarter are governed by a distinct planet and have a defining characteristic.

First Pada :

Range : 160°00′ to 163°20′ in Virgo
Governing planet: Aries
Navamsa sign: Mars
Sound: Pu
Characteristic : Energetic

Second Pada :

Range : 163°20′ to 166°40′ in Virgo
Governing planet: Venus
Navamsa sign : Taurus
Soul Sound : Sha
Characteristic: Perfection

Third Pada :

Range: 166°40′ to 170°00′ in Virgo
Governing planet: Mercury
Navamsa sign: Gemini
Soul Sound: Na
Characteristic : Clever

Fourth Pada :

Range : 170°00′ to 173°20′ in Virgo
Governing planet : Moon
Navamsa sign : Cancer
Soul Sound: Tha
Characteristic : Community

Man’s Characteristics

A man born under Hasta nakshatra is esteemed in society. He has a charming smile that can win over anyone. He is always ready to help the needy without expectations. With his calm and polite manners, he can get into good-books of anyone.
Professionalism is built into them. As an excellent listener, he can resolve even the most complex troubling situations with his sharp thinking. He is blessed with good family life and a loving and caring wife. The only point of worry is his health, as he falls sick often, especially during seasonal change.

Woman’s Characteristics

Hasta nakshatra born woman is shy. She is outspoken and does not think twice about the consequences. She is a caretaker and will look after her family well. Unless there is a need to, she will not lean towards being a professional. She would instead invest her time learning and nurturing her artistic abilities.
She will have an excellent husband who is settled comfortably in life. Hasta born women will enjoy good health until her old age. She might develop minor health issues during her last stages of life.
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