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Bharani Nakshatra

Bharani (Cherishing, supporting, & nurturing) (13°20′ – 26°40′ Aries)

In modern astronomy, Bharani is comprised of three stars in the constellation of Aries: 35-Arietes, 39-Arietes, and 41-Arietes. Bharani is an extremely hot star, containing a tremendous amount of fire energy. In the Vedic tradition, there are several qualities of the fire element, and Bharani is the sacred quality that is initially present when fire is first ignited.Those born under this star have the potential to rule due to their fire-burning energy. Bharani is extreme in nature,exploring any direction it chooses, either puritanical or sinful. Therefore, those born under this star oscillate between opposite ends of the spectrums. Bharani is the foundation of Venusian energy among the nakshatras, giving it tremendous occult knowledge.The main symbol for this star is the yoni or female sexual organs, which signify creativity, sexuality and the cycle of birth and death. Just like the womb, Bharani is a sacred place of nurturing and growth with the power to quickly manifest. Bharani natives have a strong character and can withstand the transformations of life. Their naive exuberance enables them to learn and gather information, but it may distract them from finishing what they begin.This nakshatra is one of the most enthusiastic and eager, yet can be challenging to understand.

General Characteristics: Capable, truthful,and successful in work or profession; free from diseases and grief.
Translation: "The Woman who Bears"
Symbol: The Yoni, Female Reproductive Organs
Animal Symbol: The Elephant
Presiding deity: Yama, the God of Death
Controlling Planet: Venus
Ruling Deity of Venus: Lakshmi
Nature: Manushya (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 2 (relates to feminine qualities)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Pitta
Guna: Rajas
Element: Earth
Disposition: Fierce
Bird: Crow
Common Name: Amla
Botanical Name: Emblica officinalis
Seed Sounds: Lee, Lu, Lay, Lo (see Padas of Bharani)
Also related to Planets: Mars, as ruler of the Aries

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Bharani:


First Pada: 13°20′ – 16°39′ of Aries
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Lee
Keyword: Will Power
Second Pada: 16°40′ – 19°59′ of Aries
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Lu
Keyword: Altruism
Third Pada: 20°00′ – 23°19′ of Aries
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Lay
Keyword: Harmonize
Fourth Pada: 23°20′- 26°39′ of Aries
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Lo
Keyword: Uninhibited

Favorable: Clever; creative, artistic, materialistic, able to perform tasks quickly; delights in new experiences; dutiful; loyal to family and friends; courageous approach; spontaneous; good health and longevity; talented in profession; leadership – successful in public life; satisfied.

Unfavorable: Overburdened; restless; amoral; fickle; too clever; resists control and restraint; stubborn; childlike; vulnerable; vigor troubles others; needs discipline; irritable; impatient; potential to burnout; has too much to do; unable to pace themselves; sexually indulgent; vane; moralist.

Professions: Working with children (teaching, child-care, etc.), gynecologist, midwife, fertility specialist, fields associated with death, mortician, estate planning, homicide detective, obituary writers, funeral services, fields related to sexuality, entertainment, models, exotic or sex workers, judges, hotel industry, catering, veterinarian, fire fighter, surgeons, photographers, occultists, judges, positions of extreme secrecy, geophysics, earthquake and volcano experts.

Famous Bharanis: Carl Jung, Edgar Cayce, Elton John, Karl Marx, Zachary Taylor, James A. Garfield, Imelda Marcos

Favorable Activities: Creative and spontaneous activities,austerities, spiritual practices, filing a lawsuit/divorce,activities requiring severe action, fertility studies, activities requiring fire, competition, campaigning.

Unfavorable Activities: Business transactions, signing contracts, negotiations, doctor appointments, beauty treatments, shopping, travel, gentle activities.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Nalladai Sri Agneeswarar Temple

The temple in India that resonates with the Bharani star is located in a village called Mayiladuthurai in Tamil Nadu, India. It is called as "Sri Agneeswarar" temple referring to a form of Lord Shiva. "Sri" is a mantra giving respect and good fortune and "Agneeswarar" means Lord of fire. People born under the Bharani star should visit this sacred energy vortex during their lifetime.

Incredible blessings come to those people born under Bharani who perform a fire ritual at the Bharani energy vortex of Nalladai Sri Agneeswarar Temple. The Siddhas say that if the fire ritual is conducted without the assistance of matchstick, but started instead with pure pipal wood, the person would be able to gain the divine blessings. This type of fire is known as Bharani Arani as it originates from the world of the Fire God.

Saint Mirugandu conducted a fire ritual on Bharani star day and formed this sacred fire of Bharani Arani. The ashes of this fire, along with the silk clothes of the King were presented to Sri Agneeswarar at this sacred shrine. It is said that if a fire ritual is performed on Bharani star day, with the grace of the guru, benefic effects will manifest a thousand fold. This will invoke the divine blessings of Goddess Lakshmi.

People born under all stars would gain the maximum benefits of wealth and power by conducting a fire ritual here on the Bharani star day, but Bharani natives in particular, could ignite their capacity to rule.

Bharani natives, your incense is made with the herb Aonla/aamla as prescribed by the Vedas.

Burning one of these pillars is like performing a mini fire ritual for that particular star formation. For your specific Birthstar, you will be able to connect inwardly to your planet of energetic origin and gain support with the positive aspects that are you.

Burning the other Nakshatra pillars on that specific Nakshatra day will tune you in with the favorable activities with that star’s energy for the day. It is recommended to at least burn your own personal Nakshatra pillar daily to stay connected to your essence. It is advantageous to burn the days Nakshatra pillar as well.