Punarvasu – The Bow
Punarvasu (20.00 Gemini-3.20 Cancer) is ruled by the Mother Goddess, Aditi. This nakshatra constitutes the root of the energy of Jupiter and translates into the reappearance of goodness. Punarvasu is signified by abode, homecoming, residence, recurrence etc.
The idea of visible infinity is also conveyed by Punarvasu and it has all the desirable qualities. It gives one an impression of a positive renovation from darkness to light. In fact, the interplay of opposites is the essence of this nakshatra.
Punarvasu relates to ‘vastuva prapana shakti’ which refers to the power of retrieving objectives or objects. Triumph, renewal and return are indicated by the reference to the regenerative capacity of rain. Punarvasu loves to nurture and harmonize when after a shower, the earth rejuvenates. Hence, the natives of Punarvasu are satisfied people who believe in getting rid of negative energies through hard work. They believe in overcoming obstacles through self-confidence.
The fascinating function of the emotional and mental is something from which Punarvasu derives its strength. The natives are characterized with reason and it represents a state when a child grows out of its mischief to become aware of others’ needs. They are good natured and friendly and the age 9-12 is also ideal for all kinds of spiritual introductions. In fact, Punarvasu relates to spirituality that engenders self-realization. Natives with Punarvasu in the ascendant have an average build and look serene and benevolent. They are pleasant, amiable, and noble.
The simplicity of their views prevents Punarvasu natives from understanding complications, although they succeed in emerging unscathed from accidents, diseases and physical malfunctions. They are homesick, but are willing to travel. On the flip side, natives of this nakshatra tend to stagnate. On the brighter side, Punarvasu loves challenges and almost always succeeds.
The opposing nature of Pollux and Castor give them a duality that gives them a contradictory character. While Castor results in losses, Pollux is responsible for retrieving them and thus the insinuation at recycling and regeneration. Punarvasu is the root word for ‘pun’, ‘puny’, and ‘punitive’ and ‘punctual’, all of which signify the aspects of this nakshatra.
Padas or Quarters
The first pada falls on the Aries
Navamsa which is ruled by Mars. It stands for adventure, motion and pioneering.
The focus lies on group work, attainment of goals and friendship.
The second pada falls on the
Taurus Navamsa which is ruled by Venus. It stands for the earthy, fixed and
materialistic elements. It is usually associated with hotels, restaurants, import-export
industry and tourism.
The third pada falls on the
Gemini Navamsa which is ruled by Mercury. It stands for imagination, science
and mental activities. Being a Vargottama pada, planets produce strong results,
especially in the intellectual and mental realm.
The fourth pada falls on the
Cancer Navamsa which is ruled by the Moon. It stands for strength and beneficence.
The planets in this stage are Vargottama and Pushkara resembling expansiveness,
maternity, nurturing spirit and care that bring out the aspects of Punarvasu to
the fullest. Jupiter is exalted at its peak here.
Salesmen and tradesmen; fairy
tale authors; artisans; astrology and esoteric writers; travel and tourism
professions; recyclers; architects; house construction jobs; transport
industry; hotel and restaurant business; teachers; civil engineers; philosophers;
priests; psychologists; monks & gurus; antique dealers; farmers; historians;
preachers teaching self-enhancement; exporters and importers; sheep and cattle
farmers; radio & communications jobs; telephone industry; postal and
courier jobs; temple keepers; churches; home delivery & mail order workers;
landlords; temple keepers; newspaper industry; church and religious institution
workers; archery; home maintenance services; target shooting; sports that use
hands; aviators; patriots; astronauts & space or satellite professions.
Gana: Punarvasu is a ‘deva’/godly nakshatra that is benign and compassionate. It is related to the divine.
Travel, exploration, pilgrimage, imagination, innovation, installation of altars, worshipping the Mother Goddess, child care, buying homes and cars, agriculture, gardening, starting work in a building, marriage, education, meditation
Lending, borrowing, law, conflict
Punarvasu natives should worship any goddess figure like Lakshmi, Durga or Saraswati and chant the root mantra “Om” or “Aum” 108 times during the lunar transition of this nakshatra to alleviate afflictions. Wearing colors like green, white and yellow 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 Punarvasu contentment, slow learners and decent people. Lord Rama is a typical Punarvasu native, with all the ideal attributes.