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Rohini Nakshatra

Rohini (10°00′ to 23°20′ Taurus)

Rohini is located entirely within the constellation of Taurus. In the night sky, it is comprised of the bright star known as Aldebaran (Alpha-Tauri). The name Rohini translates as the "Reddish One" which signifies the passionate and abundant warmth of this star. The symbol of an ox cart reflects commerce, fertility, and the ability to carry goods or ideas. Brahma, the God of Creation, is the ruling deity who provides Rohini with a creative and materialistic nature. People born under Rohini have great charisma and use their charm to get the attention of others. The fertile nature of this star helps those born under Rohini to achieve their goals as they have the capacity to express thoughts and materialize creations. The planetary influence of the Moon and Venus give this nakshatra the feminine qualities of receptivity and nourishment. Those born under Rohini have strong family values and an affinity for beauty, art and luxury.

General Characteristics: Truthful; generous; handsome; polite in conversation; unwavering views and thoughts; focused on spiritual liberation
Translation: "Reddish One" or "Growing One"
Symbol: An Ox Cart; Chariot
Animal Symbol: A Male Serpent
Presiding Deity: Brahma, the Creator of the Universe
Controlling Planet: Moon
Ruling Deity of Moon: Parvati
Nature: Manusha (Human)
Mode: Balanced
Number: 4 (relates to the material world)
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Rajas
Element: Earth
Disposition: Fixed, Permanent (Dhruva)
Bird: Owl
Common Name: Jamun
Botanical Name: Syzigium cumin
Seed Sounds: O, Va, Vi, Vu (see Padas of Rohini)
Also related to Planets: Venus, as ruler of the Taurus.

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


First Pada 10° 00′ to 13° 20′ Taurus
Ruled by: Mars
Soul Sound: O
Keyword: Passion
Second Pada 13° 20′ to 16° 40′ Taurus
Ruled by: Venus
Soul Sound: Va
Keyword: Abundance
Third Pada 16° 40′ to 20° 00′ Taurus
Ruled by: Mercury
Soul Sound: Vi
Keyword: Resilience
Fourth Pada 20° 00′ to 23° 20′ Taurus
Ruled by: Moon
Soul Sound: Vu
Keyword: Comfort

Strength: Lovely appearance; attractive; charming; responsible; helpful; friendly; truthful; healthy; socialite; gentle; comforting; soothing voice; morally oriented; good communicator and listener; inner strength; affects others; balanced mind; fixed in purpose; well-educated; financially strong; dutiful to the family; gifted at arts.

Weakness: Materialistic; manipulative; pampered; deceptive; takes advantage of others; sexually or sensually indulgent; critical of others; possessive; jealous; overly sensitive; variable in nature; addictive; indecisive.

Professions: Farming, agriculture, professions for growing and processing food, botanists, herbalists, artists, musicians, entertainment industry, cosmetic industry, beauticians, sex therapists, jewelers, gemstone dealer, interior decorator, banker, transportation business, tourism, automobile industry, oil and petroleum, textile industry, shipping industry, packaging and distribution, and any profession connected with aquatic products and liquids.

Famous Rohinis: Krishna, Queen Victoria, Barak Obama, Charlie Chaplin

Favorable Activities: Initiating or beginning anything, healing, self-reflection and improvement, gardening, farming, spending time in nature, travel, marriage, romance and sexual activity, creating structure for material world, buying clothes, jewels, vehicles, financial matters and trading.

Unfavorable Activities: Favorable for most activities with the exception of death and destruction.

Sacred Energy Vortex: Kanchipuram Sri Pandava Dhootha Sri Krishna Perumal

The temple that holds the greatest significance for Rohini star is located in the town of Kanchipuram in Tamil Nadu, India. This temple is also in close proximity to the Kumarakkottam Sri Murugan temple as well as the Sri Kamakshi Amman temple.

Rohini Devi attained enlightenment by offering prayers to Lord Krishna with complete devotion. Each of the 27 nakshatras is a wife of the Moon, but Rohini Devi was the very first to marry the Moon. She received this marriage blessing after standing on one toe of her right foot for eons at the Thaanthreeswarar Temple. Rohini also made offerings and prayers to Lord Krishna at the Sri Pandava Dhootha Sri Krishna temple in Kanchipuram. After this Rohini, received true insight and divine realization with the darshan of Lord Krishna, who embodied the entire universe.

The Mahabharatha tells the story of Duriyodhana, who was trying to cunningly overpower Lord Krishna. Duriyodhana attempted to trick Lord Krishna so that he could easily kill him. Lord Krishna, a master of illusion, played along, but before Duriyodhana could trick him, Lord Krishna revealed his true cosmic nature in the form of Sri Pandava Dhootha Perumal. Lord Krishna sits 30 feet tall at this auspicious temple and bestows his grace while embodying the whole universe.

Those born under Rohini star should visit this temple at least once in their lifetime to make offerings to Lord Krishna. It is recommended to offer food to the poor people at the temple as a remedy for karma with friends and family. Krishna’s favorite foods include Adai (rice cakes), Murukku (rice donut) and Seedai (rice, coconut and sesame sweet). It is also suggested to walk around the temple, from the left to the right, and carry a ghee lamp as a remedy to relieve sorrow. This is a temple of abundance and visiting on Rohini Day or Ashtami tithi will bring great benefits of prosperity.

Rohini natives, your incense is made with the herb Jamun 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.