Nakshatra is the term for lunar mansion in Hindu astrology. A nakshatra is one of 27 (sometimes also 28) sectors along the ecliptic. Their names are related to the most prominent asterisms in the respective sectors.

The starting point for the nakshatras is the point on the ecliptic directly opposite to the star Spica called Chitrā in Sanskrit. It is called Meshādi or the “start of Aries”. The ecliptic is divided into each of the nakshatras eastwards starting from this point. The number of nakshatras reflects the number of days in a sidereal month, the width of a nakshatra traversed by the Moon in about one day. Each nakshatra is further subdivided into four quarters (or padas). These play a role in popular Hindu astrology, where each pada is associated with a syllable, conventionally chosen as the first syllable of the given name of a child born when the Moon was in the corresponding pada.

The nakshatras of traditional bhartiya astronomy are based on a list of 28 asterisms found in the Atharvaveda and also in the Shatapatha Brahmana. The first astronomical text that lists them is the Vedanga Jyotisha.

In classical Hindu scriptures (Mahabharata, Harivamsa), the creation of the nakshatras is attributed to Daksha. They are personified as daughters of the deity and as wives of Chandra, the Moon god, or alternatively the daughters of Kashyapa, the brother of Daksha.

Each of the nakshatras is governed as ‘lord’ by one of the nine graha in the following sequence: Ketu (South Lunar Node), Shukra (Venus), Ravi or Surya (Sun), Chandra (Moon), Mangala (Mars), Rahu (North Lunar Node), Guru or Brihaspati (Jupiter), Shani (Saturn) and Budha (Mercury). This cycle repeats itself three times to cover all 27 nakshatras. The lord of each nakshatra determines the planetary period known as the dasha, which is considered of major importance in forecasting the life path of the individual in Hindu astrology.

In Vedic Sanskrit, the term nákṣatra may refer to any heavenly body, or to “the stars” collectively. The classical concept of a “lunar mansion” is first found in the Atharvaveda, and becomes the primary meaning of the term in Classical Sanskrit.

Nakshatras in the Atharvaveda

In the Atharvaveda a list of 28 stars or asterisms is given, many of them corresponding to the later nakshatras:

(1) Kṛttikā (the Pleiads), (2) Rohinī, (3) Mrigashīrsha, (4) Ārdrā, (5) Punarvasu, (6) Sūnritā, (7) Pushya, (8) Bhanu (the Sun), (9) Asleshā, (10) Maghā, (11) Svāti (Arcturus), (12) Chitrā (Spica), (13) Phalgunis, (14) Hasta, (15) Rādhas, (16) Vishākhā, (17) Anurādhā, (18) Jyeshthā, (19) Mūla, (20) Ashādhas, (21) Abhijit, (22) Sravana, (23) Sravishthās, (24) Satabhishak, (25) Proshtha-padas, (26) Revati, (27) Asvayujas, (28) Bharani. Interestingly enough, the term “nakshatra” has a different meaning as demonstrated in the “Surya Siddhanta” which is an ancient text on astronomy. In the early chapters, the author, Mayasura or Mayan, describes various time units. He writes that a “prana” is a duration of 4 seconds. He then continues with a discussion of a number of time units with progressively long durations made up of the shorter time units all composed of a number of pranas. Amongst those time units are something he calls “nakshatra.” For example, there are 15 pranas in a minute; 900 pranas in an hour; 21600 pranas in a day, 583,200 pranas in a nakshatra (month). According to Mayan, a nakshatra is a time unit with a duration of 27 days. This 27 day time cycle has been taken to mean a particular group of stars. The relationship to the stars really has to do with the periodicity with which the Moon travels over time and through space past the field of the specific stars called nakshatras. Hence, the stars are more like numbers on a clock through which the hands of time pass (the moon). This concept that nakshatra means a time unit has been lost and diverted to meaning a set of stars in the sky. This concept was discovered by Dr. Jessie Mercay in her research on Surya Siddhanta. It is documented in a textbook called “Fundamentals of Mamuni Mayans Vaastu Shastras, Building Architecture of Sthapatya Veda and Traditional Indian architecture.”

List of Nakshatras

Position of the Hindu Nakshatra Mandala as per the coordinates specified in Surya Siddhantha

The classical list of 27 nakshatras is first found in the Vedanga Jyotisha, a text dated to the final centuries BCE. The nakshatra system predates the influence of Hellenistic astronomy on vedic tradition, which became prevalent from about the 2nd century CE.

In Hindu astronomy, there was an older tradition of 28 Nakshatras which were used as celestial markers in the heavens. When these were mapped into equal divisions of the ecliptic, a division of 27 portions was adopted since that resulted in a cleaner definition of each portion subtending 13° 20′ (as opposed to 12° 51 3/7’ in the case of 28 segments). In the process, the Nakshatra Abhijit was left out without a portion.[2]:179 The Surya Siddhantha concisely specifies the coordinates of the twenty seven Nakshatras[2]:211

The following list of nakshatras gives the corresponding regions of sky, following Basham



Position : 00°00′ MES
13°20′ MES
Associated Stars : β and γ Arietis
Personality Traits : Liked by all, of fine appearance, intelligent, skilled in work, progressive, wealthy, self-willed, spends easily, helpful to friends, good adviser, has healing capacity.
Description : Lord: Ketu (South lunar node)
Symbol : Horse’s head,/li>
Deity : Ashvins, the horse-headed twins who are physicians to the godsIndian zodiac : 0° – 13°20′ Mesha
Western zodiac 26° Aries – 9°20′ Taurus


“the bearer”
Position : 13°20′ MES
26°40′ MES
Associated Stars : 35, 39, and 41 Arietis
Personality Traits : Truthful, honest, intelligent, pure-hearted, dutiful, self-controled, of strong will-power, firm, forbearing, persevering, successful at work, popular, happy, generous.
Description : Lord: Shukra (Venus)
Symbol: Yoni, the female organ of reproduction
Deity: Yama, god of death or Dharma
Indian zodiac: 13° 20′ – 26°40′ Mesha
Western zodiac 9° 20′ – 22° 40′ Taurus


an old name of the Pleiades; personified as the nurses of Kārttikeya, a son of Shiva.
Position : 26°40′ MES
10°00′ VRB
Associated Stars : Pleiades
Personality Traits : Dignified, strong, healthy, highly esteemed, famous, ambitious, performing monumental deeds, a good commander, happy, pure, loves good food.
Description : Lord: Surya (Sun)
Symbol: Knife or spear
Deity : Agni, god of fire
Indian zodiac: 26°40′ Mesha – 10° Vrishabha
Western zodiac 22° 40′ Taurus – 6° Gemini


“the red one”, a name of Aldebaran. Also known as brāhmī
Position : 10°00′ VRB
23°20′ VRB
Associated Stars : Aldebaran
Personality Traits : Of settled mind, religious, meditative, learned, lucky, non-covetous, philantropic, refined, has clean habits,of firm views, influential, a good guide, lovely in appearance.
Description : Lord: Chandra (Moon)
Symbol: Cart or chariot, temple, banyan tree
Deity : Prajapati, the Creator
Indian zodiac: 10° – 23°20′ Vrishabha
Western zodiac 6° – 19°20′ Gemini


“the deer’s head”. Also known as āgrahāyaṇī
Position : 23°20′ VRB
06°40′ MIT
Associated Stars : λ, φ Orionis
Personality Traits : Full of love, motherly, cheerful,sincere, simple, of active habits, adaptable, good memory, persevering,good conversationalist, good in research, investigating, not showing his weak side.
Description : Lord: Mangala (Mars)
Symbol: Deer’s head
Deity: Soma, Chandra, the Moon god
Indian zodiac: 23° 20′ Vrishabha – 6° 40′ Mithuna
Western zodiac: 19°20′ Gemini – 2°40′ Cancer


“the moist one”
Position : 06°40′ MIT
20°00′ MIT
Associated Stars : Betelgeuse
Personality Traits : Assertive, strong willed, sincere in work, ambitious, successful in commerce, of high self-esteem, sensative,good psychological insight, cool, versatile, knowledgeable.
Description : Lord: Rahu (North lunar node)
Symbol: Teardrop, diamond, a human head
Deity : Rudra, the storm god
Indian zodiac: 6° 40′ – 20° Mithuna
Western zodiac: 2° 40′ – 16° Cancer


“the two restorers of goods”, also known as yamakau “the two chariots”
Position : 20°00′ MIT
03°20′ KAR
Associated Stars : Castor and Pollux
Personality Traits : Well-behaved, truthful, virtuous, self-controled, humble, compassionate, amiable, diligent, clever, enthusiastic,easily contented, makes many journeys.
Description : Lord: Guru (Jupiter)
Symbol : Bow and quiver
Deity : Aditi, mother of the gods
Indian zodiac: 20° Mithuna – 3°20′ Karka
Western zodiac 16° – 29°20′ Cancer


“the nourisher”, also known as sidhya or tiṣya
Position : 03°20′ KAR
16°40′ KAR
Associated Stars : γ, δ and θ Cancri
Personality Traits : Soft-hearted, honest, intelligent, intuitive, learned in shastras, balanced, prosperous, charitable, popular, fond of travel, self-reliant, holds a commanding position.
Description : Lord: Shani (Saturn)
Symbol : Cow’s udder, lotus, arrow and circle
Deity : Bṛhaspati, priest of the gods
Indian zodiac: 3°20′ -16°40′ Karka
Western zodiac 29°20′ Cancer – 12°40′ Leo


“the embrace”
Position : 16°40′ KAR
00°00′ SIM
Associated Stars : δ, ε, η, ρ, and σ Hydrae
Personality Traits : Straightforward, smart, of penetrating vision, independent, ambitious, bright speaker, commanding respect, skilled in politics, diplomatic, good in keeping secrets, loves travel.
Description : Lord: Budha (Mercury)
Symbol: Serpent
Deity : Sarpas or Nagas, deified snakes
Indian zodiac: 16°40′ – 30° Karka
Western zodiac 12°40′ – 26° Leo


“the bountiful”
Position : 00°00′ SIM
13°20′ SIM
Associated Stars : Regulus
Personality Traits : Royal, dignified, self-assured,outspoken, assertive, doing important works, praiseworthy, rich, generous,altruistic, devout, respecting elders, artistic.
Description : Lord: Ketu (south lunar node)
Symbol : Royal Throne
Deity : Pitrs, ‘The Fathers’, family ancestors
Indian zodiac: 0° – 13°20′ Simha
Western zodiac 26° Leo – 9°20′ Virgo


“first reddish one”
Position : 13°20′ SIM
26°40′ SIM
Associated Stars : δ and θ Leonis
Personality Traits : Prosperous, liberal in gifts, good in business, loves freedom, always travelling, famous, respected, sweet-tongued, artistic, of bright appearance, majestic, victorious.
Description : Lord: Shukra (Venus)
Symbol : Front legs of bed, hammock, fig tree
Deity : Aryaman, god of patronage and favours
Indian zodiac: 13°20′ – 26°40′ Simha
Western zodiac 9°20′ – 22°40′ Virgo


“second reddish one”
Position : 26°40′ SIM
10°00′ KAN
Associated Stars : Denebola
Personality Traits : Intellectual, learned, religious,sincere, good teacher, loved by all, helpful, hospitable, good patron, neat behaviour, lives in comfort.
Description : Lord: Surya (Sun)
Symbol: Four legs of bed, hammock
Deity : Bhaga, god of marital bliss and prosperity
Indian zodiac: 26°40′ Simha- 10° Kanya
Western zodiac 22°40′ Virgo – 6° Libra


“the hand”
Position : 10°00′ KAN
23°20′ KAN
Associated Stars : α, β, γ, δ and ε Corvi
Personality Traits : Enthousiastic, resourceful, industrious, determined, persevering, knowledgeable, contemplative, witty, good adviser,calm, of sweet smiles.
Description : Lord: Chandra (Moon)
Symbol: Hand or fist
Deity : Savitr, the Sun god
Indian zodiac: 10° – 23°20′ Kanya
Western zodiac 6° – 19°20′ Libra


“the bright one”, a name of Spica
Position : 23°20′ KAN
06°40′ TUL
Associated Stars : Spica
Personality Traits : Very intelligent, intuitive, artistic, good designer, purposeful, enterprising, skilled in organizing, good conversationalist, loves ornaments.
Description : Lord: Mangala (Mars)
Symbol: Bright jewel or pearl
Deity : Indra, chief of the gods
Indian zodiac: 23°20′ Kanya – 6°40′ Tula
Western zodiac: 19°20′ Libra – 2°40′ Scorpio


“Su-Ati (sanskrit) Very good” name of Arcturus
Position : 06°40′ TUL
20°00′ TUL
Associated Stars : Arcturus
Personality Traits : Composed, modest, merciful, sympathetic, of sweet speech, intuitive, of sound judgement, scholarly, self-controled, self-willed, independent, makes many journeys, skilled in trade, charitable.
Description : Lord: Rahu (north lunar node)
Symbol: Shoot of plant, coral
Deity : Vayu, the Wind god
Indian zodiac: 6°40′ – 20° Tula
Western zodiac 2°40′ – 16° Scorpio


“forked, having branches”; also known as rādhā “the gift”
Position : 20°00′ TUL
03°20′ VRK
Associated Stars : α, β, γ and ι Librae
Personality Traits : Energetic, purposeful, aiming at success, very intelligent, good and distinct speech, courteous, loves company, moves in high and low circles, good politician.
Description : Lord: Guru (Jupiter)
Symbol : Triumphal arch, potter’s wheel
Deity : Indra, chief of the gods; Agni, god of Fire
Indian zodiac: 20° Tula – 3°20′ Vrishchika
Western zodiac 16° – 29°20′ Scorpio


“following rādhā”
Position : 03°20′ VRK
16°40′ VRK
Associated Stars : β, δ and π Scorpionis
Personality Traits : Devoted, loving, friendly, optimistic, determined, progressive, has strong appetite, hard working, wealthy, honourable, contemplative, makes many journeys.
Description : Lord: Shani (Saturn)
Symbol : Triumphal archway, lotus
Deity : Mitra, one of Adityas of friendship and partnership
Indian zodiac: 3°20′ – 16°40′ Vrishchika
Western zodiac 29°20′ Scorpio – 12°40′ Sagittarius


“the eldest, most excellent”
Position : 16°40′ VRK
00°00′ DHA
Associated Stars : α, σ, and τ Scorpionis
Personality Traits : Joyful, good natured, irreproachable, religious, learned, poetical, sober, sharp eyed, skilled, self-made, independent, loves freedom, famous, wealthy, good leader.
Description : Lord: Budha (Mercury)
Symbol : circular amulet, umbrella, earring
Deity : Indra, chief of the gods
Indian zodiac: 16°40′ – 30° Vrishchika
Western zodiac 12°40′ – 26° Sagittarius


“the root”
Position : 00°00′ DHA
13°20′ DHA
Associated Stars : ε, ζ, η, θ, ι, κ, λ, μ and ν Scorpionis
Personality Traits : High self-esteem, dignified, wide awake, clever, of firm views, goes for basic and original things, straightforward, law-abiding, generous, non-injurous, very special.
Description : Lord: Ketu (south lunar node)
Symbol : Bunch of roots tied together, elephant goad
Deity : Pitrs, ‘The Fathers’, family ancestors
Indian zodiac: 0° – 13°20′ Dhanus
Western zodiac 26° Sagittarius – 9°20′ Capricorn


“first of the aṣāḍhā”, aṣāḍhā “the invincible one” being the name of a constellation
Position : 13°20′ DHA
26°40′ DHA
Associated Stars : δ and ε Sagittarii
Personality Traits : Farseeing, wise, humane, forgiving, protective, generous, firm in danger, enterprising, influential, unyielding, victorious, loves travel.
Description : Lord: Shukra (Venus)
Symbol: Elephant tusk, fan, winnowing basket
Deity : Apah, god of Water
Indian zodiac: 13°20′ – 26°40′ Dhanus
Western zodiac 9°20′ – 22°40′ Capricorn


“second of the aṣāḍhā”
Position : 26°40′ DHA
10°00′ MAK
Associated Stars : ζ and σ Sagittarii
Personality Traits : Popular, famous, humorous, wise, virtuous, peace-loving, grateful, trustworthy, a good adviser, observing penance, methodical, penetrating, intensive, victorious.
Description : Lord: Surya (Sun)
Symbol : Elephant tusk, small bed
Deity : Visvedevas, universal gods
Indian zodiac: 26°40′ Dhanus – 10° Makara
Western zodiac 22°40′ Capricorn – 6° Aquarius


Position : 10°00′ MAK
23°20′ MAK
Associated Stars : α, β and γ Aquilae
Personality Traits : Scholarly, wise, respecting the shastras, good educator, peaceful, large-hearted, enthusiastic, active, versatile, progressive, circumspective, famous, loves adornment.
Description : Lord: Chandra (Moon)
Symbol : Ear or Three Footprints
Deity : Vishnu, preserver of universe
Indian zodiac: 10° – 23°20′ Makara
Western zodiac 6° – 19°20′ Aquarius


“most famous”, also Shravishthā “swiftest”
Position : 23°20′ MAK
06°40′ KUM
Associated Stars : α to δ Delphini
Personality Traits : Fearless, ambitious, self-willed, has controling capacity, high self-esteem, lucky, has Midas touch, lives in luxuries, generous, fond of music, loves society, scientific.
Description : Lord: Mangala (Mars)
Symbol : Drum or flute
Deity : Eight vasus, deities of earthly abundance
Indian zodiac: 23°20′ Makara – 6°40′ Kumbha
Western zodiac 19°20′ Aquarius – 2°40′ Pisces


“Comprising a hundred physicians”
Position : 06°40′ KUM
20°00′ KUM
Associated Stars : γ Aquarii
Personality Traits : Tactful, truthful, learned, good memory, meditative, philosophical, prefers solitude, independent, clever, uncompromising, powerful, acting fast, has healing capacity.
Description : Lord: Rahu (north lunar node)
Symbol : Empty circle, 1,000 flowers or stars
Deity : Varuna, god of celestial waters
Indian zodiac: 6°40′ – 20° Kumbha ; Western zodiac 2°40′ – 16° Pisces


“the first of the blessed feet”
Position : 20°00′ KUM
03°20′ MEE
Associated Stars : α and β Pegasi
Personality Traits : Serious, learned, of distinct speech, humane, honest, helpful, a good friend, impartial, unselfish, skilled in earning money, principled, polite, observing penance.
Description : Lord: Guru (Jupiter)
Symbol : Swords or two front legs of funeral cot, man with two faces
Deity : Ajikapada, an ancient fire dragon
Indian zodiac: 20° Kumbha – 3°20′ Meena ; Western zodiac 16° – 29°20′ Pisces


“the second of the blessed feet”
Position : 03°20′ MEE
16°40′ MEE
Associated Stars : γ Pegasi and α Andromedae
Personality Traits : Virtuous, happy, knowledgeable, wise, able speaker, pure-hearted, aimiable, diligent, prosperous, strong personality, victorious, loves renunciation.
Description : Lord: Shani (Saturn)
Symbol : Twins, back legs of funeral cot, snake in the water
Deity : Ahir Budhyana, serpent or dragon of the deep
Indian zodiac: 3°20′ – 16°40′ Meena ; Western zodiac 29°20′ Pisces – 12°40′ Aries


Position : 16°40′ MEE
00°00′ MES
Associated Stars : ζ Piscium
Personality Traits : Sympathetic, sensative, intuitive, spiritual, soft-spoken, happy, popular, independent, dutiful, orthodox, rich, philantropic, leaves no room for blame.
Description : Lord: Budha (Mercury)
Symbol : Fish or a pair of fish, drum
Deity : Pushan, nourisher, the protective deity
Indian zodiac: 16°40′ – 30° Meena
Western zodiac 12°40′ – 26° Aries

MES=Mesha, VRB=Vrishabha, MIT=Mithuna, KAR=Karka, SIM=Simha, KAN=Kanya, TUL=Tula, VRK=Vrishcika, DHA=Dhanu, MAK=Makara, KUM=Kumbha, MEE=Meena.

Padas (quarters)

Each of the 27 Nakshatras cover 13°20’ of the ecliptic each. Each Nakshatra is also divided into quarters or padas of 3°20’, and the below table lists the appropriate starting sound to name the child. The 27 nakshatras, each with 4 padas, give 108, which is the number of beads in a japa mala, indicating all the elements (ansh) of Vishnu:

Name Pada 1 Pada 2 Pada 3 Pada 4
Ashwini (अश्विनि) चु Chu चे Che चो Cho ला La
Bharani (भरणी) ली Li लू Lu ले Le लो Lo
Kritika (कृत्तिका) अ A ई I उ U ए E
Rohini(रोहिणी) ओ O वा Va/Ba वी Vi/Bi वु Vu/Bu
Mrigashīrsha(म्रृगशीर्षा) वे Ve/Be वो Vo/Bo का Ka की Ke
Ārdrā (आर्द्रा) कु Ku घ Gha ङ Ng/Na छ Chha
Punarvasu (पुनर्वसु) के Ke को Ko हा Ha ही Hi
Pushya (पुष्य) हु Hu हे He हो Ho ड Da
Āshleshā (आश्लेषा) डी Di डू Du डे De डो Do
Maghā (मघा) मा Ma मी Mi मू Mu मे Me
Pūrva or Pūrva Phalgunī (पूर्व फाल्गुनी) नो Mo टा Ta टी Ti टू Tu
Uttara or Uttara Phalgunī (उत्तर फाल्गुनी) टे Te टो To पा Pa पी Pi
Hasta (हस्त) पू Pu ष Sha ण Na ठ Tha
Chitra (चित्रा) पे Pe पो Po रा Ra री Ri
Svātī (स्वाति) रू Ru रे Re रो Ro ता Ta
Viśākhā (विशाखा) ती Ti तू Tu ते Te तो To
Anurādhā (अनुराधा) ना Na नी Ni नू Nu ने Ne
Jyeshtha (ज्येष्ठा) नो No या Ya यी Yi यू Yu
Mula (मूल) ये Ye यो Yo भा Bha भी Bhi
Pūrva Ashādhā (पूर्वाषाढ़ा) भू Bhu धा Dha फा Bha/Pha ढा Dha
Uttara Aṣāḍhā (उत्तराषाढ़ा) भे Bhe भो Bho जा Ja जी Ji
Śrāvaṇa (श्रावण) खी Ju/Khi खू Je/Khu खे Jo/Khe खो Gha/Kho
Śrāviṣṭha (श्रविष्ठा) or Dhanishtha (धनिष्ठा) गा Ga गी Gi गु Gu गे Ge
Shatabhisha (शतभिषा)or Śatataraka गो Go सा Sa सी Si सू Su
Pūrva Bhādrapadā (पूर्वभाद्रपदा) से Se सो So दा Da दी Di
Uttara Bhādrapadā (उत्तरभाद्रपदा) दू Du थ Tha झ Jha ञ Da/Tra
Revati (रेवती) दे De दो Do च Cha ची Chi

Hindu given names

Hindu astrologers (see Jyotisha) teach that when a child is born, they should be given an auspicious first name which will correspond to the child’s Nakshatra. The technique for deducing the name is to see which nakshatra the Moon is in at the moment of birth; this gives four possible sounds. A refinement is to pick one sound out of that four that relates to the Pada or division of the Nakshatra. Each Nakshatra has four Padas and four sounds and each Pada is of equal width. The Moon remains in each Nakshatra for approximately one day.
A further refinement or opportunity is to instead use the Nakshatra that the ascendent resides in at birth. The same broad choice of sounds and Padas apply, but now the sounds change roughly every 15 minutes. The ascendent passes through all 27 Nakshatras every 24 hours, being in each one for 53 and a third minutes of time, and is in a Pada for 13 and a third minutes of time. By using the ascendent’s nakshatra, instead of the Moon’s nakshatra leads more to comfort of the Self, rather than comfort of the mother. This second approach is only really applicable if intuitively the Moon approach does not feel right.

Electional astrology

Constellations are grouped on the basis of their nature, type of their face, degree of their beneficence, their quarters in different signs, with reference to the constellation occupied by the Sun, with reference to the birth constellation (Janma Nakshatra), their caste, etc. The current constellation occupied by the Moon, and its nature forms the fundamental of Vedic system of electional astrology (Muhurta). Some of the activities and works which are associated with the Nakshatras are given below based on their fundamental nature:

  • Fixed (Dhruva, Sthira) constellations : Rohini, Uttara Bhādrapadā, Uttra Falguni, and Uttara Ashada
    Fixed and permanent nature, house, village, temple, entering in new hose-city-temple, religious works, rites for getting peace, propitiation of portents, Vinayaka Shanti, coronation, sowing of seeds, planting of small garden, starting of vocal music, friendship, sexual works, making & wearing of ornaments & clothes may be auspiciously begun / effectively performed. Works allocated to delicate & friendly (Mridu) asterisms may also be performed.

  • Movable (Chala , Chara) constellations : Punarvasu, Swaati, Sharavana, Shatabhishā & Shravishthā
    Related to motion & movement, riding on a vehicle or elephant, opening of shop, walking first time, walking in garden, sex, making jewellery, learning of a trait. Things performed in Small (Laghu) constellation are also effectively performed in the Movable constellations.

  • Cruel (Ugra, Karur) constellations : Magha, Bharani, Porva Palguni, Poorva Shada, & Poorva Bhadra.
    Ambush, burning, poisoning (self & others), making & using weapons especially related to fire, cheating / deception / wickedness / craftiness, cutting & destroying, controlling of animals, beating & punishing of enemy. Works allocated to Sharp / Horrible (Darun) asterisms are also successfully done in these asterisms.

  • Mixed (Mishra & Sadharan) constellations : Vishakha & Krittika.
    Fire works, burning of sacred fire (Agnihotra), using poison, fearsome works, arresting, adulteration (mixing), donation of ox to get one’s desires fulfilled (Vrashotsarga). Works prescribed under cruel (Ugra, Karur) constellations may also be performed. As per N.S. works of Sweet / delicate & friendly (Mridu & Maitri) constellations can also be included.

  • Small (Laghu & Kshipra) constellations : Hasta, Abhijit, Pushya, and Ashvini.
    Selling, medical knowledge, using & handling of medicines, literature-music-art, the 64 Kala Shilpa (various arts, sculpture etc.) jewellery making & wearing, sexual intercourse. And the works prescribed for Movable (Char) constellations. Though Abhijit is included in Small group of asterisms, but is rarely referred in the Muhurt prescriptions.

  • Sweet/Delicate & Friendly (Mridu & Maitri) constellations : Mrigashīrsha, Chitra, Anuradha and Revati.
    Starting & learning singing of songs, clothes & jewellery making & wearing, Manglik works, matter related to friends, female company, enjoyments, sexual passions.

  • Sharp & Horrible ( Teekshan & Darun ) constellations : Jyeshta, Ardra, Ashlesha, and Moola
    Charm or spell causing disease or death, hypnotism, sorcery; ghost, ambush, horror, murder, capture, matters related to secrecy, backbiting, starting of quarrel, separation, matters related to friendship & breaking thereof, training & tying of animals, pleasure works, playing games, getting made & wearing of new dress & ornaments, starting & learning singing of songs, entering into village / city, peaceful & developmental works.