SHAMANISM

Monday, August 6, 2012

Karthika (Krittika)

Krittika (Kartika)

In the night sky, Krittika is visible as a cluster of seven stars known as the Pleiades. In Vedic astrology, Krittika resides in the sign of Aries as well as Taurus. The name Krittika translate as, one who cuts and the symbol is a razor or sharp object. Thus, a critical nature with both creative and destructive tendencies is displayed by this star. Krittika is also represented by the Element of Fire As the presiding Deity is Agni, the God of Fire. Those born under this star are combative with a fiery disposition. The Sun is the ruling planet, which also signifies fire at the highest level, purification. Krittika natives have an adventures spirit and are constantly looking to fuel their fire with new information and experiences. Physical activity and an energetic demeanor are characteristic of those born under this Nakshatra. Muruga Who was raised by the seven wives (the stars of Pleiades) of the seven sages, is also associated with Krittika. There is a nurturing quality to this star, which is often hidden behind a tough exterior. Those born under this Nakshatra are commonly involved with teaching or universities. They may have a sharp tongue and dislike imperfection, yet they have amazing will power, independence and the capacity to support others. This is a star of courage.


Pada
Position
Ruled by
Soul Sound
Key word
First Pada
24*40’-30*-00’ of Aries
Jupiter
Ah
Exploratory
Second Pada
00*30’-03*19’ of Taurus
Saturn
Ee
Material
Third Pada
03*20’-06*39’ of Taurus
Saturn
Oo
Humanitarian
Fourth Pada
06*40’-09*59’ of Taurus
Jupiter
Ay
Creative manifestation

Penetrating by nature
Translation: “The Cutter”
Symbol: Razor, axe or flame
Animal Symbol: Female Sheep


Presiding Deities: Agni, the God of Fire and Lord Muruga


Controlling Planet: Sun
Ruling Deity of Sun: Shiva
Nature: Asura (Demon)
Mode: Active
Number: 3
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Rajas
Element: Earth
Disposition: Mixed (both sharp and soft)
Bird: Peacock


Tree: Common name- Fig, Botanical name- Ficusracemosa


Seed sounds: Ah, Ee, Oo, Ay.
Also related planets:  Mars, as ruler of the Aeries; Venus as the ruler of Venus.
Favorable activities: Starting new projects, activities requiring courage Initiative or honesty, military tactics, sudden changes, breaking old habits, activities requiring fire or heat, beginning education, debating, cooking, sewing, and favorable for many activities.
Unfavorable Activities: Diplomacy, social activities, relaxation, or activities involving water.
 Famous Krittika:
Bill Clinton, Ronald Regan, Mick Jagger, Gregory Peck, Bob Dylan, Frida Kahlo
Krittika – Male:
As a boy, you will be exposed to a variety of experiences. You find yourself capable of devious action, yet you have a strong sense of responsibility. Your talent will be expressed in competitions and debates. You need independence and self determination, and thus are unsatisfied with being obligated to others. You will be renowned for your leadership skills. You will do well far away from your place of birth. You revel in enjoyment and entertainment but you hold true to your own standards of morality. You will have constant annoyances at regular intervals. Your married life proves steady and happy because you are capable of working around your limitations. Therefore, you have the capacity to enjoy your achievements. Since your rise in life will be comparatively slow, peace of mind will be lacking. You are generally lucky to have an understanding wife. It is up to strive to make life happier. As a father, you have to face a certain share of problems on account of children. Generally, your life will improve during the latter half. Dental problems can be avoided by better care.

Krittika – Female:

You may not have many brothers, or you may be separated from your brothers fairly early in life. You enjoy variety in life, whether it is in people, places, or foods. You have a nice figure. You are a helpful and generous person. Not surprisingly men enjoy your company. You have extraordinary intelligence and ability, but your interests tend to wander. You are a dabbler rather than a dedicated doer. Making money interests you more in an intellectual sense than in a practical sense. You tend to focus your attention on yourself, and therefore others may see you as self-centered. You face problems due to your bluntness. Trivial matters tend to irritate you. Exercise self control in your actions and concentrate on the tasks which confront you. It is only by perseverance that you will succeed in life.

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