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Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya falls entirely in the Cancer sun sign and is the combination of Theta-Cancri, Gamma-Cancri, and Eta-Cancri. Its symbol, udder of the cow, represents the literal translation - Nourisher or nourishment. The cow is the most auspicious being in the Hindu religion. It is a symbol of fertility and productivity. Hence, it is said that the natives of Pushya Nakshatra are productive, happy, highly esteemed, stable-minded, and good-looking.

Quick Facts on the Nakshatra

Astrological Range
: 93°20′ to 106°40′ Cancer
Nakshatra Number
: 8
: Male
: The udder of a cow; Flower; Circle
Presiding Deity
: Brihaspati
Controlling/Ruling Planet
: Saturn
Ruling Deity of Ruling Planet
: Hanuman
: Brahmavarchava Shakti
: Kshatriya
: The light (Lagu)
: Devas (God-like)
Body Varāhamihira
: Mouth, face
Body Parashara
: Lips
: Cancer sign
: Not auspicious
: Nourisher
Beejakashra for 4 pada's
: Hoo, He, Ho, Dah
Lucky letters
: H & D
Lucky Stone
: Blue Saphire
Lucky Color
: Blackish Red
Lucky or Favourable Numbers
: 8
Common Name of Associated Tree
: Sacred Fig
Botanical Name of Associated Tree
: Ficus religiosa
Astronomical Name
: Delta Cancri
: Pitta
: Tamasic
: Water
Bird Name
: Sea Crow
Yoni/Animal Symbol
: A Goat
: Counseling, Public Administration, Planning and research, Priests or Clergies, Careers related to Geology, Aquatic Biologists, Land or Agricultural merchants, Teachers, and Professors.

Characteristics of people born under Pushya Nakshatra

The ruling deity of Pushya is Brihaspati (an aspect of Jupiter), who offers benevolence qualities. The ruling planet Saturn adds in traits of commitment and practicality.
People born under Pushya nakshatra have a powerful sense of family, home, and community. They as well have an affinity for excellent food and a great social life. A balanced approach to life is what Pushyan’s rely on to avoid rigidity seeping in their lives.
Pushya is the most favorable nakshatra for spiritual pursuits. The natives are dependable, generous, calm, and protective.

Physical Characteristics :

  • Moderate complexion,
  • Well-proportioned body
  • Structured face
  • Good looking
  • A distinguishable scar or mole on face

Behavioral Traits :

Among their many positive traits are
  • Intuition and intelligence come naturally to them.
  • The natives are passionate, creative, and selfless.
  • Their humanitarian ideals and philanthropy is another aspect that makes them popular in social circles.
  • Wholeheartedly fighting for the public interest and standing by their belief system is close to their hearts.
  • They are good nurturers.
  • People born under Pushya are independent and are financial experts.
  • The peacefulness and religious attributes also count as their positive traits.
They are not without negative traits.
  • Being orthodox and narrow-mindedness are prominent negative traits.
  • They are possessive, making their partners and friends uncomfortable.
  • The natives are headstrong, stubborn, and arrogant.
  • Being over-sensitive, even minor things can easily upset them.
  • Overly talkative, they get over their head.
  • Easy to deceive, they also lack self-worth.


With male sheep being its yoni symbol, people born under Pushya nakshatra is most compatible with Krittika nakshatra- its feminine counterpart. Other stars that are compatible are Hasta and Swati nakshatras.
However, birth stars such as Chitra, Dhanistha, Vishaka, and Purva Bhadrapada are non-compatible to Pushya nakshatra.

Pushya Nakshatra quarters

Each nakshatra has 4 quarters that represent the position of the star concerning the movement of the earth. So, they divide the degrees of the Pushya nakshatra into 4 quarters or padas.

First Pada :
Range : 93° 20′ to 96° 40′ in Cancer
Governing planet : Sun
Navamsa sign : Leo
Sound : Hoo
Characteristic : Achievers
Second Pada :
Range : 96° 40′ to 100° 00′ in Cancer
Governing planet : Mercury
Navamsa sign : Virgo
Soul Sound : He
Characteristic : Service-Oriented
Third Pada :
Range : 100° 00′ to 103° 20′ in Cancer
Governing planet : Venus
Navamsa sign : Libra
Soul Sound : Ho
Characteristic : Luxury
Fourth Pada :
Range : 103° 20′ to 106° 40′ in Cancer
Governing planet : Mars
Navamsa sign : Scorpio
Soul Sound : Dah
Characteristic : Esoteric

Man's Characteristics :

Men native of Pushya Nakshatra are sensitive and emotionally weak. He can never make hard decisions and will always try to find grey areas to balance things.
He expects everyone to respect and praise him. While appreciation boosts his ego, criticism pushes him to sadness. He should be careful of his company as he can be influenced quickly to form bad habits.
His strong will-power and dedication to overcome difficulties make it easy for him to reach goals once he sets eyes on them. His health will be shaky until he is 15, after which he will have little health problems.

Woman's Characteristics

Women born under Pushya hardly experience peace. Though she always wishes well and prefers getting along with everyone, her submissive natures make her an easy target of ill-treatment. Being religious, she will follow everything told her dutifully.
She has to learn to be honest with herself first, and it's later that all her relationships fall into place. On the work front, if she decides on being a professional, then she is likely to rise to prominent positions. Her health tends to be shaky until she is 20.
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