Uttara Bhadrapada consists of two stars, Gamma Pegasi and Alpha Andromedae, which connect the constellations of Pegasus and Andromeda in modern astronomy. The symbol for this nakshatra is the latter half of the funeral cot that it shares with the nakshatra Purva Bhadrapada. This nakshatra is also associated with fire purification and passion, but is less aggressive than the former star. The ruling deity, Ahir Bhudhanya, gives Uttara Bhadrapada the desire to examine things at depth and explore the kundalini energy. Those born under this star are compassionate, virtuous, and drawn to humanitarian causes. They require solitude and time for contemplation, but must be cautious of laziness and isolation. Uttara Bhadrapada is full of wisdom and determination, yet understands the necessity of patience in obtaining the highest achievement.
General Characteristics: Happy people; eloquent speakers; virtuous nature; able to conquer enemies.
Translation: "The latter one who possesses lucky feet"
Symbol: Two back legs of a bed or funeral cot
Animal Symbol: A Female Cow
Presiding Deity: Ahir Bhudhanya, the serpent of the depths who is connected to fertility and kundalini
Controlling Planet: Saturn
Ruling Deity of Saturn: Hanuman
Nature: Manushya (human)
Common Name: Neem
Botanical Name: Agadirachta indica
Seed Sounds: Du, Jham, Jna, Tha (see Padas of Uttara Bhadrapada)
Also related to Planets: Jupiter, the ruler of Pisces, gives expansion; Ketu gives spirituality
Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the pada of Uttara Bhadrapada:
|First Pada|| 03°20′ – 06°40′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Sun
Soul Sound: Du
|Second Pada|| 06°40′ – 10°00′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Mercury
Soul Sound: Jham
|Third Pada|| 10°00′ – 13°20′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Venus
Soul Sound: Jna
|Fourth Pada|| 13°30′ – 16°40′ of Pisces.
Ruled by Mars
Soul Sound: Tha
Strength: Inspiring speaker; good problem-solving ability; attractive; disciplined; compassionate; strictly follows principles; generous; financially successful; tends to make money on their own; economical; charitable; humanitarian; merciful; intelligent; benefits from children; drawn to the unknown; virtuous; happy; wise; love for family; self sacrificing; benefits from gifts or inheritance; defeats enemies; satisfied; service oriented; controls anger; marital happiness; balanced; provides nourishment for others; gives advice.
Weakness: Withdrawn; unenthusiastic; develops long-term enemies or is involved in disputes that take a long time to resolve; over analyzes outcomes; self-centered; financially focused; gossip; lazy; addict; irresponsible; highly emotional.
Professions: Philosopher, writer, teacher, charity work, import or export work, travel industry, religious work, astrologers, yoga and meditation experts, counselor, therapist, healer, tantric practitioner, monk, musician, jobs that require extraordinary abilities, jobs that require little movement, night watchmen, doormen, historians, librarians, people living on inheritance
Famous Uttara Bhadrapadas: Bill Gates, Hilary Clinton, Indira Gandhi
Favorable Activities: Peaceful activities, research, meditation, psychic development, marriage, sexual activity, financial transactions, activities requiring support from others, artistic ventures, treatment of disease, naming children, gardening, construction, good time to make a commitment
Unfavorable Activities: Travel, litigation, facing enemies, speculation, gambling, lending money, quick action, physical movement.
Sacred Energy Vortex: Theeyaththoor Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple
The Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar Temple resonates with the energy of Uttara Bhadrapada star and is located at Theeyaththoor near Pudukkottai in Tamil Nadu, India. Uttara Bhadrapada is composed of three sacred ponds of fire. Goddess Lakshmi gathered fire lotus flowers everyday from Uttara Bhadrapada star. Goddess Lakshmi performed archana with 1008 golden lotus flowers to the Sivalinga at this temple. Lord Shiva manifested as Sri Sahasra (meaning 1000) Lakshmeeswarar at Theeyaththoor.
The darshan of Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswara Sivalinga can give unexplainable positive effects in a person’s life. The darshan of Goddess Lakshmi brings auspicious benefits of prosperity and graciousness. Those people born under Uttara Bhadrapada star should worship at this temple during their lifetime. Those born under a different star will also benefit by worshiping at this temple. If a person grinds sandalwood with their own hands and then anoints the deities, Sri Sahasra Lakshmeeswarar will grant nobility and can assist with remedies for heat related illnesses. It is also propitious to offer fruit juices or sweets to the poor people at the temple.
The temple at Theeyaththoor is a special place for performing fire rituals. Sri Vinayaka Peruman performed a fire ritual for his marriage ceremony at Theeyaththoor when the fourth waning moon and Uttara Bhadrapada star occurred on the same day (Thilakundha Chaturthi). Performing a fire ritual (homa) on this day has the power to remove obstacles related to finances. It is auspicious for people born under Uttara Bhadrapada to perform a fire ritual at least once in their life.
Uttarabhadrapada natives, your incense is made with the herb Neem 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.