Other than zodiac signs, the ancient sagas divided the zodiac into 27 Nakshatras also known as constellations (each of 13.20 degrees). As per Hindu-Mythology moon spends approximately one day in each Nakshatra.
These Nakshatras are broadly categorized under the 3 heads of Deva (divine), Nara (human), and Asura (Demonic). Nakshatras have been further classified as various attributes like owner, deity, caste, etc. The birth star or Janma Nakshatra is identified by knowing the placement of the moon in Nakshatra at the time of birth.
Nakshatras are further divided into four quarters known to be Pada. For finer predictions, the placement of planets in padas is studied, each zodiac covers about nine padas each, and the nakshatra is also majorly used to determine the starting point of Dasha and is also used in choosing an auspicious time for any important activity also.
The 27 Nakshatras are
All 27 Nakshatra are divided into several categories as per their quality as follows:
Sthira or Fixed
Rohini, Uttara, Phaguni, Uttarashadha, and Uttarabhadrapada comes under this category and are favorable for long term purposes like purchasing property, construction of a factory or home, and its auspicious day for it will be Sunday.
Chara or Movable
Punarvasu, Swati, Shravana, Dhanishtha, and Shatbhisha come under this category and are favorable for buying automobiles, vehicles, travel, etc and an auspicious day for it will be Monday.
Ugra or Fierce
Bharani, Magha, Purvaphalguni, Purvashadha, and Poorvabhadrapada comes under this category and are favorable for all destructive deeds such as work that require force, demolishing any structure, confronting enemies, etc and auspicious day for it will be Tuesday.
Kshipra or Swift
Ashwini, Pushya, and Hasta Bhadrapada come under this category and are favorable for trade and commercial transactions, admissions, taking or giving loans, etc, and an auspicious day for it will be Thursday.
Mridu or Tender
Mrigashira, Chitra, Anuradha, and Revati come under this category and are favorable for making new friends, dance, romance, writing poetry, etc, and an auspicious day for it will be Friday.
–Tikshna or Sharp
Ardra, Ashlesha, Jyestha, and Moola come under this category and are favorable for filing divorce, hypnotism, black magic, etc and auspicious day for it will be Saturday.
Misra or Mixed
Krittika and Vishakha under this category and are favorable for purchasing electronics and furniture, worshiping, etc and an auspicious day for it will be Sunday.
According to the best Astrologer of India Shweta Bhardwaj, the role of Nakshatra is very unique and important as per Hindu astrology and is always considered for deciding Muhurta of many occasions such as marriage, ceremony & other auspicious events, and it also determines various qualities of humans.
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