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Characteristics of Anuradha Nakshatra

What is Anuradha Nakshatra?

Anuradha is the 17th nakshatra of the zodiac. Persons born under this nakshatra belong to the zodiac sign Scorpio. It is depicted by 3 stars resembling an umbrella. The longitude ranges from 213º20’ to 226º40’. The lord of this Nakshatra is Saturn, which gives the tenacity and discipline when needed.

Anuradha is symbolized by a lotus flower, reflecting the ability to blossom in any life situation.

The literal meaning of Anuradha is ‘another Radha’. It indicates subsequent successes.

Mitra, one the 12 Adityas is the presiding deity of Anuradha. Mitra is the solar deity of friendship, good faith, cordiality and partnership who promotes cooperation among humanity.

According to Varahamihira, Moon in Anuradha makes one “wealthy, a traveller, living in foreign countries and one needs to satisfy their appetite immediately as they find it difficult to bear their hunger”.


Positive qualities

They are open hearted, sociable and very friendly. However, they are closely guarded and do not share their secrets. They are quick in establishing rapport with others and have harmonious and peaceful relationships. They are always ready to listen to others and their opinions.

Being hard core rational people, reason motivates them the most. They are logical, practical with independent thinking.

They have a good mental ability with good logic that helps them see what is true and what is not. They can easily judge a situation and take decisions accordingly.

They have the ability to create balance, remove differences and animosities among people.

They possess a high sense of discipline, ability to shine among others and capacity to be determined leaders.

They are skilful in the task of crafting “working relationships” between former enemies. Their job is often to prevent war from re-surfacing. They act as peace-keepers and conflict resolution agents.

After an accusatory battle in the law courts, they help to enforce the legal settlement.

Both male and female of this nakshatra are endowed with attractive features and natural charm. They are dutiful and God fearing.

Negative Qualities

Their negative qualities are frequent mood swings, frivolous, excessively secretive, idleness, absence of purpose and tendency to get jealous and controlling. They hold a conviction that life must be endured under severe pressure at all times.

Famous Personalities of Anuradha: Jim Morrison, Bruce Lee, Indira Gandhi, Sai Baba, Jodie Foster, Boris Baker, Woody Allen, Tina Turner, Calvin Klein, Jimmy Hendrix.

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