Star/Nakshatra Series: Rohini (10°00’ – 23°20’ Vrishabha)
Rohini is the 4th Star/Nakshatra of Zodiac and number 4 represents mothering principle in nature. Chandra is Rohini’s main planetary Lord.It is the Moon’s most favorite place to be in the night sky where it achieves its most creative and growth oriented expression. Rohini means “to grow” or “to create” and was acknowledged as the most fertile of all constellations. Brahma is the ruling deity where the fundamental desire of creating creation begins.
Rohini is a female Nakshatra and also considered as balanced one too. Its association with two feminine Grahas, Chandr and Sukr, make Rohini a primarily feminine energy. Rohini is asterism most related to earth, which is seen as a feminine entity in all ancient cultures.
This is the constellation, in which Lord Krishna has taken birth. Perhaps, is the only reason why this Nakshatra is so earthly and related to production, cattle’s etc… as we all are very much aware about Lord Krishna’s Upbringing and charisma of attracting surrounding people by his divine beauty which is strongly due to planet Venus.
Its main symbol is an”ox cart”, pulled by two oxen. Oxen have been used as fertility symbols by all ancient cultures. Even Vrisabha, Rasi representing ”bounties of earth”, has a bull, ox or cow as its symbol.
All qualities normally associated with oxen, like steadiness, fixidity and ability to romp over anything which comes in its way, find expression through Rohini. As a result of ox cart symbolism, Rohini relates to ”development of agriculture” and therefore ”civilization” itself. All qualities normally ascribed to Vrisabha, such as earthiness, fixidity, stability, creativity, productivity, material security, acquisitiveness, refinement, accumulating, luxury loving, indulgence, idealism in love, beauty and relationships, are mostly derived from Rohini’s essential qualities.
Rohini natives usually have large, clear and expressive eyes, refined feminine features, thick lower lip and a smiling countenance. They have a stable, earthy and well balanced way about them. They are as unresponsive to external stimuli as a cow. They only open up in extremely intimate situations. Their unflinching quality often comes out as stubbornness. Despite their calm exteriors, they can be very expressive with their voice and gestures. They can act well, whenever necessary. They are smooth talkers and have gentle, seductive mannerisms.
They seek attention and more often than not are able to get it. They are extremely popular within their social circle because of their charisma. They are both sexually alluring and indulgent at same time.
In Kali Yuga they often turn out to be plain materialists and sensualists. Rohini always facilitates materialization of one’s thoughts and desires.This ability to give expression to feelings and thoughts makes it artistic. Rohini is a true patron of arts, and therefore level of artistic sensibilities at any given point of time among collective, defines level where Rohini is working from.
Profession: All professions connected with aquatic products and liquids of all types like Farms, orchards,gardens,agricultural estates, places where herbs grow; bus & train stations & shipping yards; ponds & swimming pools; banks & financial institutions; marketplaces; bars, restaurants, hotels; tourist resorts; studios for creative arts of all kinds; places where gemstones are found.
Pada and Letter:
First Pada of this Nakshatra falls in Aries Navamsa ruled by Mars. Passions and carnal nature are heightened here. Focus is on indulgence and extravagance. Grahas here want quick-fire material results. 1st Pada of This Nakshatra represents letter “O”.
Second Pada of this Nakshatra falls in Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. This Pada best exemplifies all what Rohini stands for. Grahas here usually give abundance and ability to conjure up required resources in worst of conditions. Second Pada of This Nakshatra represents letter “Va”.
Third Pada of this Nakshatra falls in Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. Focus of this Pada is on arts, sciences and business. It is most flexible and shrewd amongst Rohini’s Padas and has power to accumulate wealth equivalent to second Pada. Third Pada of This Nakshatra represents letter “Vi”.
Fourth Pada of this Nakshatra falls in Cancer Navamsa ruled by Moon. Focus here is on home and material security. Money comes in through short travels. Grahas placed here have a maternal quality to them, but can get excessively possessive and narrow minded. Fourth Pada of This Nakshatra represents letter “Vu”.
Guna (essence), Gana (type), Tatva (element),Caste, Yoni, Direction, Body Parts and Gender:
Rohini Nakshtra people belong to Rajasik Guna, Manushya Gana, Earthly element, Female gender and Shudra caste. Rohini Nakshtra rules from South, South-East and North-West. Forehead, ankles, shins and calves of legs are body parts related to this Nakshatra. Yoni for this Nakshtra is Snake.
According to Varahamihira, those born with Moonin Rohini are”honest,pure, beautiful, have steady minds and pleasant speech.”
Remedy: Reverence towards cows, earth and nature in its various forms is best way to get on right side of Rohini’s energy.