Dhanishtha Nakshatra

All you need to know about Dhanishtha Nakshatra , 23th Lunar Mansion of Moon

1. Dhanishtha Nakshatra  degree is between 23 degree 20′ Capricorn to 6 degree 40′ Aquarius.

2. Symbol of this nakshatra is a musical Drum.

3. Ruling Planet is Mars.

Mars (Mangal)
  • Nature is Rakshasa (demon).

4. In addition,Primary Motivation is to follow dharma (righteous path).

5. In addition, Animal Symbol is Female Lion (Lioness).

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

7. In addition, Sounds are Gaa, Gee, Goo, Gay.

8. In addition, Qualities are Sattwa/Tamas/Tamas and it is Chara (moveable nakshatra).

9. In addition, Deity is AshtaVasus (the Eight Vasus).

Asta Vasus

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

11. In addition, Tree connected with this nakshatra is Indian Mesquite.

12. In addition, caste is Farmer/Servant class.


23th Lunar Mansion of Moon is Dhanishtha Nakshatra. It is situated in the Zodiac Sign of capricorn (sea goat) as well aquarius (water bearer) divided equally. This Constellation is also called as star of symphony since it’s symbol is Musical Drum. Lord Shiva’s musical instrument is also Drum (damru), it spread the energy of positivity and happiness flourishes. Normally, native has great devotion, passion and love for music, singing and reciting the mantras. Native is blessed with great wealth and has to deal with difficult marital karma. Princess Diana and Marilyn Monroe both were born when Moon was in Dhanishtha nakshatra.

Deity – Ashta (8) Vasus

Deity of this nakshatra is Eight vasus which also translates to ashta vasus, the solar gods of energy and light. The Vasus are the gods that blesses the native with abundance on the material plane. Vasu translates to Good, benefic or light & indicate high ideals and a very charitable nature. The 8 Vasus are Pratyusa (Sun), Soma (Moon), Dhara (Earth), Anala (Fire), Aakash (Space), Anila (Wind), Prabhasa (sky), & Dhruvs (nakshatras). Main theme of this nakshatra is to grant the native with abundance and fame (khyapayitri shakti).

Planetary Ruler – Mars

Dhanishtha nakshatra person are born with the power of insights, listening and perception of Truth (light). This nakshatra grants deep spiritual interest and occult knowledge. to have very modern perspective and thought, intend to take society with oneself to forward direction. Qualities like sympathy and compassion i have seen. Since Planetary ruler of this nakshatra is Mars, one is very excited about going to adventurous places, mountaineering, hiking etc. he can also become spiritual warrior.

Mars is Exalted in DHanishtha nakshatra. Animal symbolism of this nakshatra is Female Lion that is Lioness, so one possesses a power to chase and conquer the target, more than their capacity. Dhanishtha people can achieve and get great fame name and recognition in the world. They know how to get their resources together. With the help of this, one takes it to another level from shravana and makes it more practical. native makes fortune away from home.

Dark Side

The Dark side of Dhanishtha nakshatra has materialistic bent. If afflicted, then i have seen that one posses a dream to get everything for oneself. They can become over greedy, stingy, Ambitious or unhappy with other fortunes. A kind of self absorption and narcissism nature, i have seen. Since mars is the Planetary ruler of this nakshatra one may become revengeful, heartless, inconsiderate, and ruthless. Nature of this nakshatra is Demon like or of Rakshasa. Problems in marital life for women, i have seen with Dhanishtha moon. A difficult personality can also come out like arrogant and improper outlook. Similarly since Planet Saturn is the ruler of Zodiac Sign Capricorn and Aquarius, one needs to cultivate patience and perseverance which will support oneself from the early trials of the life. Native who are born with Dhanishtha moon will have their mars and rahu mahadasha in their childhood and adolescence.

In a Conclusion, this are some of the details of Dhanishtha Nakshatra, above all if you don’t know where is your moon placed, or in which nakshatra all planets are placed, make sure to mail us at nfuture@mail.com. checkout our other blogs too.

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