Ardra Nakshatra

All you need to know about Ardra Constellation, 6th Lunar Mansion of Moon

1. Ardra Nakshatra’s degree is between 6 degree 40′ to 20 degree 00′ Gemini.

2. It’s Symbol is Teardrop.

Teardrop symbol

3. Ruling Planet is Rahu, Nature is Manushya(human like).

rahu the planet north south
Rahu (North Node)

4. In addition,Primary Motivation is to follow Kama (Desire).

5. In addition, Animal Symbol is Female Dog.

6. In addition, After that, Direction is West.

7. In addition, Sounds are Koo, ghaa, jna, cha.

8. In addition, Qualities are Rajas/Tamas/Sattwa and Tikshna (sharp or dreadful).

9. In addition, Deity is Rudra (Fierce form of Shiva).


Rudra form of Shiva

10. In addition, Bird connected with this nakshatra is Andril.

11. In addition, Tree connected with this nakshatra is Black ebony, black pepper.

12. In addition, caste is Butcher.

6th Lunar Mansion – Ardra

The 6th Lunar Mansion of Moon is called Ardra. It comes entirely in the zodiac sign of Gemini, the twins. Ardra shows the strong emphasis on the mind or thinking capacity. Although it’s ruling Planet is Rahu, Mercury’s rulership of Gemini is prominent throughout nakshatra. Therefore, a deep feeling combined with passionate thinking can experienced here. The Presiding Deity is Rudra, the lord of the storm and the god of destruction. Rudra is a Fierce form of Shiva who also represents thunder. Issues with deaths, pain and suffering are common things here. Elizabeth kubler-ross, a pioneer in the field of death and dying, has her moon here. If one is born with moon in ardra, they are born in the stormy seas of rahu’s dasa.

Ardra Meaning

Ardra reflects to “the moist one” and is seen as a teardrop. It is regarded as green, fresh, soft, wet, and shining like gem.” Ardra reflects the assumption of clarity that comes after spring rain storm of Rudra or the tears of sorrow. The nakshatra is connected with fierce activity, enthusiasm, and an urge for expansion. It’s primary Motivation is kama or desire. Rahu, it’s ruling planet, shows the strong desire nature of ardra.

Mythology Connected

The tale connected with Ardra involves the demon Tarakasur. He practices severse penance austerities to receive the gift from Brahma of undefeatable power. After receiving it , he started to oppress the gods. The lesson here to look for is that power and intelligence is double edged sword that can lead to destructive fierce conducts. This is tikshna (sharp) nakshatra which can produce powerful, bold and brash activities. Ardra’s power is effort (yatns shakti), particularly for making gains in life through greater efforts. This great struggle can give out big rewards, but not without persistent determination and a certain degree of luck!

The Dark Side

The Dark side of this nakshatra is that potential abusr of power and lusting after marital attainments. Ardra natives actions can gives out pain or torment to others. Also in helping professions. Alleviating the suffering of others. A proud, egoic or violent nature could come updue to ardra’s influence. Nicole and OJ simpson both have their venus in this nakshatra. A very critical and complaining attitude could be seen. They may appear ungrateful or haughty. A need to cultivate gratitude and appreciation can heal many wounds in ardra. This Constellation is also connected with hunters and animal killers. The residing deity is Rudra is the lord of wild animals as well as storms. Therefore , a sattwic or vegetarian diet and the practice of ahimsa (non violence) is recommended.

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1 thought on “Ardra Nakshatra


    (April 4, 2019 - 13:26)

    I like this post, enjoyed this one thank you for putting up. “I would sooner fail than not be among the greatest.” by John Keats.

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