Mitra, Sun-god as Divine Friend, teaches us how to value all relations in our life and to choose wisely what we with to stay loyal and devoted to.
– Rig Veda, translation of Dr. Tulsi Ram M.A., Ph.D. and Swami Dayananda
Sun-god as Mitra Aditya, presiding deity of Anuradha Nakshatras assumes a form of a Divine Friend, who scarified himself and made a penance for the welfare of the world. He teaches us the value of selfless sacrifice, devotion, loyalty and unconditional love. He teaches us that in order to sustain our relations we often need to sacrifice some things. Often these are our own attachments, desires, anger, jealousy or resentment.

Yet, the very same energy can also manifest its shadow side in a form of clinginess, co-dependence, too deep attachment, over romanticising and idealising one’s partner or even addictions, which can lead to very toxic relations. Anuradha Nakshatras is also a birth star or Radharani, beloved of Krishna and an example of pure devotion, Divine unconditional love to God. People born under the influence of this lunar mansion, due to that, often have a strong capacity to love and dedicate themselves.

Anuradha Nakshatras natives, always on the search for perfect love, may frequently end up heart broken and depressed, when their expectations are not met. Their biggest mistake is attributing Divine qualities to their human partners and then losing themselves completely in such a relationship. They may frequently believe that once the ideal “prince charming” or “twin soul” appears in their life, then their life relations and life will become effortlessly perfect. They need to learn how to stop seeking their source of happiness in other person and develop a more mature approach to relationships. Often their biggest life lesson is de-idealising their partners and learning how to end the relationship once it becomes toxic. Saturn, as planetary tulles of this lunar mansion will be often telling them how to accept the reality of life through relationships. Bhakti yoga is often a recommended spiritual path for them as it gives Anuradha natives an opportunity to express their love and devotion towards the only infallible lover: God.
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Devata: Mitra (Sun-god as Divine Friend)
Shakti: aradhana shakti – power to worship
Basis above: ascending
Basis below: ascention (or descending)
Desire: to be regarded as friend in all the world
Planetary ruler: Saturn


Placement: 3:20 -16:40 Scorpio (water, tamas)
Yogatara: 8:00 and 10:00 Scorpio (2 pada)
Pushkaramsha: 2 pada
Pushkara bhaga: 11:00 Scorpio (3 pada)
Ashtamamsha: 2 pada
Visha nadi: 5:33:20 – 6:26:40 Scorpio (1 pada)
Amrita nadi: 09:33:20 – 10:26:40 Scorpio (2/3 pada)
Yogatara of Jyeshta: 16:00 Scorpio (4 pada)


Tattwa: earth
Gunas: tamas – sattwa – tamas
Nature: mridu (gentle)
Gaze: tiryanga-mukha (level facing)
Gana: deva (godlike)
Varna: shudra (worker)
Gender: neutral
Motivation: dharma (righteousness)


Animal: female deer or hare
Symbol: lotus flower, archway, staff

Omens: lotus flower, archway, staff, temple of Sri Krishna, rabbit, deer, Sun, jasmine, bakula, constipation, turbulent emotions, supressed emotions, contract


Tridosha: pitta
Body part: breasts, stomach, womb, bowels
Chakra: manipura (solar plexus chakra)

Healing tree: bakula


Sunday: mrityu yoga + nasha yoga
Monday: sarvartha siddhi yoga
Wednesday: sarvartha siddhi yoga + mrityu yoga
Thursday: sarvartha siddhi yoga
Friday: sarvartha siddhi yoga
Saturday: shubha yoga


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