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Characteristics of Krittika Nakshatra

About Krittika Nakshatra

Krittika is the third nakshatra out of 27 in the constellation. The shape of this nakshatra is like a tool, which stands for creation and annihilation of emotional desires. The presiding deity of this nakshatra is Agni, fire God. Hence it is known as star of fire. The planetary ruler is Sun.

The power of this nakshatra is to burn away negativity to get to the truth. It has the power to bring a desired change in a form by burning out impurities or wrongs, and gives birth to purity, virtues and morality.

It is the birth star of Chandra, the Moon God. Moon is exalted in this nakshatra. Krittika falls under portion of Mesha Rashi (Aries sign) and in a portion of Vrishaba Rasi (Taurus sign).


Bright side of Krittika

Those with the Moon in Krittika are full of creative energy with a strong dominating nature. They like to take up big projects as they are by nature, highly ambitious and self-motivated. They are self-centred, self -confident and effusive.

They have the ability to discern and detect even the minutest details that stand in the way of success and to attain perfection. They will identify, scrutinize and remove any imperfection, as they possess a strong sense of perfection.

Emotionally, they need constant praise and attention. They become encouraged and motivated when attention and applause is given to them. They are dissatisfied in environments where they cannot shine.Read more on Krittika Nakshatra Dates

They are supremely self- confident, whether they are right or wrong. They are sharply decisive and like to lead others as they possess a commanding personality. They enjoy power and are seen with learned persons. They believe in persistent effort and hard work.

They act as good advisers and show right direction to people who seek their help and counsel.

Shadow side of Krittika

They are individuals with stubborn and tenacious nature. One of their characteristics is optimism followed by self- pride. They generally criticize others and overlook their own faults. They are seen as aggressive personalities with a callous and harsh attitude.

Due to their over frankness and inability to be diplomatic, they are socially unpopular. As they get bored easily, these natives find it difficult to pursue a same goal for a long period of time.

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