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.

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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. 


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