Anuradha – The Lotus
Anuradha (3.20-16.40 Scorpio) is governed by Mitra, the Divine Friend. It fosters balance and harmony in relationships, honor and achievement of fame. It is a destroyer of enemies and an expert in art and creativity.
Anuradha translates into After Radha or Another Radha. Alternatively, it can indicate ‘subsequent successes. Despite the lack of apparent similarity, it is seen that Anuradha forms a pair with Vishakha, like Purvaphalguni and Uttaraphalguni.
Anuradha focuses on ‘exploration’, which is a jovial combination of community, people and energy. Thus, it can also be seen as a bridge between un-agreeable forces. Anuradha engenders communication between extremes like the youthful and old, immature and mature, highly evolved and lesser evolved, and also between races and castes. It is a universal solvent, the asterism of revolutionaries, and is able to see through the fakeness of society, politics and the economy.
The very aspect of openness of Anuradha does not indicate lack of discrimination, as they can be extremely biased and cautious of allowing people into their circle. With the energies of all nakshatras being utilized to negative ends, Anuradha is an easy prey to frivolousness. Anuradha natives happen to be driven by logic and are attracted to math, physics and the material sciences. It is a constellation that can effortlessly seam through independent thought, logic and intuition.
Anuradha born persons are obsessed with numbers and this is why they are interested in numerology, statistics and the occult. The spiritual evolvement of Anuradha engenders an all-encompassing vista. They have stout and hairy bodies with a prominent chest and protruding belly as they mature in age. Their countenance is friendly and the eyes give out a hint of secrecy at times. Behaviorally, they may swing from the passive to the exuberant.
Bridging people and groups is done effortlessly by Anuradha, who have a sensitive interior despite their tough façade. The uncompromising exterior makes them good leaders. They direct their energy through some deity, cause or cosmic energy. Due to the element of curiosity, Anuradha loves travel, especially to foreign lands, as they can easily adapt to foreign surroundings.
Anuradha is associated with ‘aradhana shakti’ or the power of worship. The ascending symbolism over the descending helps the asterism understand both higher and lower planes.
Padas or Quarters
The first pada falls on the Leo
Navamsa which is ruled by the Sun. The focus lies on understanding the inner
self and applying it through their career. The pride and militant nature needs to
be curbed in order to enable positive self-expression. Intense energy is
provided by the Sun, Ketu, Mars and Jupiter.
The second pada falls on the Virgo Navamsa which is
ruled by Mercury. The focus here is on constant learning, discrimination, discipline,
organization and group activity. The quarter gets into the question of the
universe and cracks it. It is characterized with calculation, classification
and numerical prowess. Objectives are fulfilled in this Pushkara
navamsha pada. Rahu and Mercury are especially strong.
The third pada falls on the Libra
Navamsa which is ruled by Venus. The characteristic aspects include music, arts
and the occult. It is also associated with wastefulness and undoing. Planets
Saturn and Venus are powerful and provide the native with a sociable nature.
The fourth pada falls on the
Scorpio Navamsa which is ruled by Mars. Abundant energy is available here to follow
all sorts of esoteric goals, although this energy needs to be challenged constructively
through the universal functioning. The planets are too emotional and passionate
here, allowing the native to achieve much. Ketu, Sun and Jupiter are
Psychic and hypnotists; organization
heads; occultists; spies; astrologers; occupations requiring night activities; musicians;
counselors; promoters; industrialists; managers; artists; scientists;
psychologists; numerologists; scientists; mathematicians; explorers; miners; diplomats;
factory workers; group workers; professions associated with travel, foreigners
and foreign countries.
Gana: Anuradha is a ‘deva’/godly nakshatra, with tender disposition that seeks harmony and understanding at all levels for a common cause.
Groups, research, meditation, occult study, foreign affairs, healing, friendship, accounts/finances, reflective, secretiveness
Marriage, confrontation, mundane actions, inaugurations
Anuradha natives should worship the 12 Adityas, primarily Mitra, and chant the root mantra “Om Am” and “Om Im” 108 times during the lunar transition of this nakshatra to alleviate afflictions. Wearing moderate colors is also recommended. All important actions should correspond to the course of this constellation for best results.
In the words of Varahamihira, the lunar influence gives Anuradha a traveler, wealthy, and focused on satisfying their hunger as they cannot go without food for long. Friedrich Nietzsche is a typical Anuradha native.