Savitar, the Vedic Sun-god, dispels the darkness of ignorance from our mind and infuses it with Divine intelligence. His illuminating rays help us see things more clearly and precisely.
– Rig Veda, translation of Dr. Tulsi Ram M.A., Ph.D. and Swami Dayananda
Savitar, Vedic Sun-god, represents the light of our intelligence that dispels the darkness of ignorance. It is because of the light of the Sun that we can recognise the true form and shape of all things. Similarly Savitar, the presiding deity of Hasta nakshatra, blesses us with the power of recognition and understanding of things. This is why Mercury, the planet of intellect, finds his highest exaltation point in this lunar mansion. Our intelligence shines here in its full splendour. Hasta nakshatra, dwelling in the middle of original sixth house, blesses us with a lot of skills that help us to survive in this material world, especially problem solving and putting things in order. Its shadow side is, though, being overly cold and calculative, or even sometimes too obsessed with keeping things in order.
When Moon shines in this swift and airy lunar mansion, it supports all types of energy exchange: conversations, meetings, communication, trade, negotiations, agreements and even marriages. It helps us to interact with the world and engage in its game with a little bit of healthy detachment and sense of humour. It encourages us to take things more lightly and look at difficult situations in life or obstacles with curiosity of a child, rather than taking it too seriously. Challenges, after all, are our opportunities to learn, progress and grow stronger. And when we remember Savitar, the Golden Soul within us, the giver of all power and intelligence during the difficult situations, even they will become easy to handle.
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Devata: Savitar (Sun-god as vivifier)
Shakti: hasta sthapaniya agama shakti – power to place things in our hands
Basis above: delivery
Basis below: acquisition
Desire: to have gods place their faith in me
Planetary ruler: Moon


Placement: 10:00 – 23:20 Virgo (earth, tamas)
Yogatara: 10:00 and 20:00 Virgo (1 pada and 3 pada)
Mercury’s exaltation: 15:00 Virgo (2 pada)
Mercury’s mulatrikona:16:00 – 20:00 Virgo (2 and 3 pada)
Pushkaramsha: 2 pada
Ashtamamsha: 1 pada
Visha nadi: 14:40 – 15:33:20 Virgo (2 pada)
Amrita nadi: 20:00 – 20:53:20 Virgo (4 pada)


Tattwa: air
Gunas: tamas – tamas – rajas
Nature: laghu (fixed) and kshipra (swift)
Gaze: tiryanga-mukha (level facing)
Gana: deva (godlike)
Varna: vaishya (trader)
Gender: female
Motivation: moksha (release)


Animal: female buffalo
Symbol: palm, sunrays, fist, hand open in blessing

Omens: hand, Sun, mudra, fingers, ring, bangle, gold, buffalo, cow, jasmine, wind, joke, change of weather, shaking hands, hand-made item, Gayatri mantra


Tridosha: vata
Body part: wrists, hands, fingers
Chakra: anahata (heart chakra)

Healing tree: jasmine


Sunday: sarvartha siddhi yoga
Monday: shobhana yoga
Tuesday: amrita yoga
Wednesday: sarvartha siddhi yoga
Friday: siddha yoga
Saturday: mrityu yoga


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