Atmakaraka In Nakshatras
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What is Your Atmakaraka?

Your Atmakaraka is the planet with the highest degree in your birth chart; the root word Atma translates into Soul and karaka means significator, so Atmakaraka is the significator of your Soul. Your Atmakaraka reveals your purpose in life and what you are here to learn and experience. Your Soul is here to balance out the karmic scale by repaying past life karma debts, learn lessons, and fulling desires.

Why Is Your Atmakaraka Important? Your Atmakaraka is the most important karaka out of all the 7 chara karakas, this is because your Atmakaraka is the significator of your ascendant (1st house). Consequently, your first house is the karma reason for your birth and is a significator of your soul, physical body, characteristics, personality, head, brain, appearance, dharma, destiny, well-being, vitality, strength, fame, status, birth, early childhood, and starts in life.

How is Your Atmakaraka Used? Your Atmakaraka is used to understand your soul purpose and is a prediction tool for the first house significator. Your Atmakaraka can be used to understand Yourself, Personality, Soul Destiny, Purpose, and Dharma in life.

What is Your Karakamsa? Your Karakamsa is the sign your Atmakaraka is placed in your Navamsa (D9) chart. Your Karakamsa can provide additional information about your destiny and soul purpose. Karakamsa show whether or not you will fulfill your soul’s purpose in life. When you are in the Mahadasha of your Karakamsa you feel a purpose in life and your destiny is revealed to you.

How to Calculate Your Atmakaraka?

Your Atmakaraka is the planet with the highest degree in your natal birth chart. The planet with the highest degree is automatically calculated in your personalized Vedic astrology birth chart report. The image above is Diana, Princess of Wales, 7 chara karakas. The planet with the highest degree is Sun at 16:20 degrees. So, Sun is her Atmakaraka and is used to understanding her purpose in life.

Atmakaraka Nakshatra

The nakshatra you Atmakaraka is placed in defines the characteristics of your soul. You can know more about your personality, personal power, interests, character, and nature of your soul by knowing the nakshatra your Atmakaraka falls in.

Atmakaraka in Ashwini Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Ashwini Nakshatra means you are assertive, adventurous, fast, and headstrong. You like to dive into a situation headfirst which makes you very adventurous and often impulsive. You have healing powers and an interest in alternative medicine, herbology, or growing herbs. You enjoy playing sports and have a competitive nature because of this you are a natural athlete.

Your Atmakaraka in Ashwini Nakshatra is similar to Atmakaraka in Aries, this is because Ashwini is in the headstrong and assertive sign of Aries.

In your Ashwini Nakshatra Mahadasha things happen fast and at rapid speed and you realize your purpose in life; You can experience healing to your physical body and may travel a lot.

Atmakaraka in Bharani Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Bharani Nakshatra means you have the power to impregnate your subconscious minds to manifest your soul desires. Your thoughts and ideas can grow and develop into something concrete and tangible. However, your ideas take time to grow, similar to a baby growing in its mother’s womb. You have extraordinary creative abilities that transform into artistic and creative talents. You have a stout but strong physique and long nose similar to the elephant which is Bharani ruling animal: However, you experience many transformations in life especially when you outgrow a situation. This is because the wound is the main symbol of Bharani Nakshatra. Therefore, when a baby outgrows its mother’s womb it goes through a transformation into the physical world. Consequently, when you outgrow a situation, a change takes place that transforms your life and soul.

In your Bharani Nakshatra Mahadasha you experience many changes and transformations. In which these changes are necessary for your soul growth and development.

Atmakaraka in Krittika Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Krittika Nakshatra means you have a critical and sharp mind. Therefore, you can be fault-finding and nitpicking. Since your mind is so sharp you can pierce information, ideas and, concepts to the smallest detail. Therefore, you have a natural talent for editing and proofreading. Nevertheless, Agni the fire god is the ruling deity of Krittika Nakshatra you are fascinated with fire. Therefore, you enjoy fire rituals, bond fires, barbecues, firecrackers, fireworks, and lightning aromatherapy candles. Being around Fire makes you feel alive and connected with the Fire God, Agni.

In your Krittika Nakshatra Mahadasha you can be invited to many social gatherings involving fire like barbecues, fireworks, and you can travel to places where there are volcanoes like Hawaii.

Atmakaraka in Rohini Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Rohini Nakshatra means you are mesmerizing, hypnotic, alluring, magnetic, and leave a lasting impression on people. You attract attention and lure others in like a moth to a burning flame. Because your aura is so inviting people love being in your company. Your eyes are compelling and hypnotic. If you are a female, you enjoy decorating your eyes with

dark-colored mascara, eye shadow, and eyeliner because this embellishes the natural seductiveness in your eyes. You are a natural charmer who can hypnotize people with just one gaze. On the other hand, you have creative talents and can are naturally gifted when it comes to playing musical instruments. You enjoy agriculture and growing plants and herbs. This is because the main symbol of Rohini Nakshatra is an Oxen Cart pulled by two Bulls. Consequently, a bull is an ancient symbol of fertility and growth.

Your Atmakaraka in Rohini Nakshatra is similar to Atmakaraka in Taurus, this is because Rohini is completely contained in the earth sign of Taurus.

In your Rohini Nakshatra Mahadasha you experience growth, fertility, and financial blessings. You will have a mesmerizing aura, that will draw people to you who will help you fulfill your life purpose.

Atmakaraka in Mrigashira Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Mrigashira Nakshatra means you love the thrill of chasing after a goal, dream, or objective. However, once you accomplish an objective you start chasing after a new goal. This is the energy of Mrigashira Nakshatra of being on a never-ending chasing quest. You have very restless energy, and you must keep moving around or going after something. Because you love searching and finding you can be a collector of many rare and hard-to-find items. In addition, you have a very technical mind and enjoy understanding how the mechanics of things work. This is because Mars the planet of technicians is the ruling planet Mrigashira Nakshatra.

Atmakaraka in Ardra Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Ardra Nakshatra means inspiration can hit you like a flash of lightning. You can experience an awakening in which you have that ‘aw ha moment’ and everything is clear. Because of this, you have the most brilliant ideas that no one else has thought of. The best thing about your ideas is that you don’t have to overthink to get a brilliant idea. Because of this, you have a very inventive mind, however, once you start implementing your ideas, they could take time to manifest. This is because a diamond is one of the symbols of Ardra Nakshatra; therefore, a diamond takes time to form in the earth (with heat and pressure) similar to your brilliant ideas.

In your Nakshatra Mahadasha you experience many changes and transformations that will help you manifest your soul purpose. You will have a creative surge and will invest your time in a creative project and pursuits.

Atmakaraka in Punarvasu Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Punarvasu Nakshatra means you are very go-oriented. You shoot for the target and get what you want in life; because of this, you are very motivated when it comes to your dreams and desires. However, since Punarvasu means the return of the light, this means you may have to repeat a task several times before you can accomplish your objective. The first attempt at accomplishing a goal can often fall short of your expectation; however, once you try again you will succeed at the things you desire.

Atmakaraka in Pushya Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Pushya Nakshatra means you are generous, caring, nurturing, and you enjoy helping people. Since Brihaspati (Jupiter) is the ruling deity of Pushya Nakshatra, you are a natural teacher. You can take a student under your wings and nurture their education. You are also a natural adviser; you can give advice based on your own wisdom and knowledge. You are kind to others and have a very charitable nature. Because you are kind to others the Brihaspati (Jupiter) blesses you with prosperity and abundance.

In your Pushya Nakshatra Mahadasha you experience prosperity and good fortune in your life. You will have an aura of protection that safeguards you in your ventures. You can spend a good amount of time in the comfort of your home, and you may even be blessed with a home of your own.

Atmakaraka in Ashlesha Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Ashlesha Nakshatra means you are hypnotic and captivating. People are drawn to you like a moth-to-a-flame, this is because you have an aura of attraction that can suck people in. You have very hypnotic eyes that can charm people. Because of this, you can get others to do what you want. You are naturally gifted with clairvoyant powers and often have ESP experiences. You are highly intuitive and can sense the energies of an environment. Due to your high intuition, you can tell when things are not right in your environment, and because of this, you can protect yourself. The Nagas (mystical snake healers) are all the ruling deities of Ashlesha Nakshatra; because of this, you have natural healing abilities.

Atmakaraka in Magha Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Magha Nakshatra means you are authoritative, powerful, and a natural ruler. You have profound leadership abilities and can manage people effectively. as a result, you are a natural entrepreneur and business person. On the other hand, Magha is a royal Nakshatra and connected with the ancestors. Consequently, you come from a royal lineage, your ancestors were King and Queens. You feel royalty within your DNA and want to be treated like a king or a queen. Because of this, you love living a luxurious lifestyle, such as, staying at the best hotels when traveling and dining at five-star restaurants. You are meant to rule in this life and must have your Kingdom established to have a sense of fulfillment. Your own Kingdom could be a business prospect or owning property.

Atmakaraka in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Purva Phalguni Nakshatra means you have a very relaxed, sensual, and carefree nature. You enjoy lounging around and taking it easy in life. You do not like stressing over the mundane life, such as everyday work routines. You enjoy experiencing luxuries and sensual pleasure, such as, eating good food, socializing, partying, and delighting in passion. You are extraordinarily creative, and you are gifted with visual artistic talents. This creativity is because Venus the planet of the arts and creativity is the ruling planet of Purva Phalguni Nakshatra. You enjoy being in a relationship and having a partner in your life. You prefer contractual agreements such as marriage or business agreements and you enjoy connecting socially with others.

Atmakaraka in Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Uttara Phalguni Nakshatra means you are very patriotic and enjoy lending a helping hand. You have a very supportive nature however you do not let others walk all over you because the Sun, the planet of power and authority rules Uttara Phalguni. because of this, you like to give your support from an authoritative role. You are very independent and can stand on your own two feet. Personal relationships are important to you; as a result, you prefer to be in a romantic relationship than single. You love the company of other people; therefore, you enjoy socializing in your social network and spending time with friends and family. You prefer working in a group and team environment. You can often be the leader in your social networks.

Atmakaraka in Hasta Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Hasta Nakshatra means you a skillful with your hands. You are naturally talented when it comes to handcrafts and handiwork. Because of this, you are a natural handyman: any test involving fixing something with your hands comes naturally to you. However, since Hasta Nakshatra main symbol is an ‘open hand’, and your hands are used to grasp items: you have the mental capacity to easily grasp concepts and ideas. This makes you highly intelligent because you’re able to process information rapidly. You’re talented when it comes to business, trade, and being a merchant. You have the golden touch and can transfer a business or idea into something profitable or of value.

Atmakaraka in Chitra Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Chitra Nakshatra means you are a natural architect and are talented when it comes to structure, design, and engineering. Since Chitra Nakshatra is partially in the Virgo range, and Virgo relates to perfecting and polishing ideas and forms: this means that you can polish any type of rough or unedited form to perfection. Because of this, you are an excellent editor, proofreader, and craftsman. On the other hand, you are very visual you learn best when you are shown a demonstration of what you want to learn instead of reading about it. You also had the power to manifest your desire with creative visualization. This is why vision boards can help you attract the things you desire in life. Since the planet Mars is the lord of Chitra you are very active, enthusiastic, energetic, and dynamic. You like to be active and move your physical body. You are very beautiful, so beautiful that you attract the attention of many people. This is because a “Beautiful Jewel” is the main symbol of Chitra nakshatra, and everyone loves looking at a pretty gem.

Atmakaraka in Swati Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Swati Nakshatra means you are very independent and focused on developing your individuality. This is because a ‘blade of grass in the wind’ is the main symbol of Swati nakshatra, which is a symbol of an independent nature. You believe skies are the limit and want to spread your wings and touch the heavens. In other words, you have big dreams and goals, so big that others may tell you that they are unattainable. However, since you are so goal-oriented and do not like restrictions, you do whatever is necessary to accomplish your dreams. You have good communication skills and can start a conversation and keep it going. You have natural musical talents, this is because the Ruling God of Swati Nakshatra, Vayu (God of Wind) Has blessed you with creative and musical gifts. However, you may forget the creative gifts you have and someone has to remind you how creative you are.

Atmakaraka in Vishakha Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Vishakha Nakshatra means you do whatever is necessary to accomplish your goals, dreams, and objectives. You have many victories in life and may be seen to others as undefeatable. You will not let anyone or anything stand in the way of your accomplishments. Because of this you are a powerful force and can manifest your desires. this is because you never give up and are determined to realize your hopes and wishes. You have a dual personality this is because both Indra and Agni rule Vishakha Nakshatra. Therefore, you have the characteristics of Indra, powerful and authoritative, and the characteristics of Agni (fire God) which gives you an unquenchable thirst for life. in other words, you have a strong appetite for realizing your dreams and desires.

Atmakaraka in Anuradha Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Anuradha Nakshatra means you have a very friendly and warm nature. You enjoy socializing and spending time with your friends. Because you enjoy being in social environments and working with people, you are naturally talented when comes to mediation and negotiations. On the other hand, you have a very logical and calculative mind and are good when it comes to mathematic, statistics, numbers, and data. However, since Anuradha Nakshatra, is partially in Scorpio, you have a very secretive nature. You enjoy mysticism, occult, and delving into the esoteric. On the other hand, since the staff is the main symbol of Anuradha Nakshatra, and a staff relates to the kundalini energy. You can awaken your kundalini and experienced enlightenment. You have a very original mind and can come up with new ideas and concepts no one else has thought of.

Atmakaraka in Jyeshta Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Jyeshta Nakshatra means you are powerful, authoritative, and destined to sit in a seat of rulership. This is because Indra (King of the God) is the ruling deity of Jyeshta Nakshatra. Because of this you are meant to be a King or Queen and lead other people. You have natural leadership abilities, and you know how to delegate tasks and assignments. However, because you are so powerful and have things other desire, you may have a jealous person in your life who wants what you have. Since the main symbol of Jyeshta Nakshatra is a ‘Round Talisman’ or ‘Circular Amulet’, you enjoy wearing rings, circular earrings, medallions, or amulets which symbolize your great power.

Atmakaraka in Moola Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Moola / Mula Nakshatra means you love getting to the root cause of things. This is because the ‘roots of a tree are the main symbol of Moola Nakshatra. Consequently, you enjoy researching, investigating, and understanding the root cause of life events. You could have a career as a detective, investigator, scientist, or researcher. On the other hand, a ‘bunch of tied roots’ is an alternative symbol for Moola Nakshatra. As a result, you have natural healing power and may delve into alternative medicine or herbology. However, personal relationships can be uprooted then replanted. To clarify, a personal relationship can end then restart again with a stronger foundation. You enjoy eating foods the grow in the ground or have roots; food like beets, potatoes, ginger, garlic, onions act to delight your taste buds. This is especially true if the second lord of food is connected with Moola Nakshatra.

Atmakaraka in Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Purva Ashadha Nakshatra means you believe in truth, justice, and fairness. Because of this you do not like falseness and are truthful with others and expect the same in return. It is hard for you to tell a lie especially regarding the house your Atmakaraka is placed in. For instance, if your Atmakaraka is in Purva Ashadha and placed in the 11th house of friendships you like being truthful with your friends and expect them to be truthful to you. on the other hand, you are good at communication and writing. Therefore, you can be a public speaker, publisher, or novelist. Nevertheless, you feel invincible and unconquered; because of this, you will always rise above your competitors.

Atmakaraka in Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra means you are law-abiding, righteous, and truthful similar to Purva Ashadha Nakshatra individua. Because you are so truthful and honest you unknowingly expose others’ secrets. This is because when asked about something you must give the whole truth and nothing but the truth. You practice what you preach and will follow through with any promise you make. Your sense of commitment is very strong, and you will not commit to anything that you cannot accomplish or succeed in. On the other hand, you must always aim for a goal or have a purpose in life, without an objective you feel a sense of disconnect. Since Uttara Ashadha is the ‘latter invincible one’, you have victories, success, and achievements in your life. You are highly ambitious and put in the effort to manifest your goals. This is because part of Uttara Ashadha is in the ambitious sign of Capricorn.

Atmakaraka in Shravana Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Shravana Nakshatra means you are learned, educated, and knowledgeable. You enjoy learning new things, a mental quest intrigues your mind. You are educated even without a formal education. You prefer the company of people who are like-minded (educated), and you dislike people who lack knowledge of basic subjects. You have good listening skills. This is because one of Shravana symbols is a ‘listening ear’. When people speak you truly listen to their words. Because of your keen listening abilities, you can make a wonderful therapist, advisor, mentor, and counselor. You are gifted with clairaudience; that is to say, you can hear messages from the spiritual world, or you can hear sounds no one else can hear because your hearing is so sensitive.

Atmakaraka in Dhanishta Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Dhanishta Nakshatra means you have natural musical talents. You may have a natural gift for keeping a beat and you express this through singing, music, and dance. On the other hand, since a drum is the main symbol of Dhanishta Nakshatra, you do not like to skip a beat. That is to say, you have perfect timing; you always seem to be in the right place at the right time. Because of your perfect timing, many opportunities come your way. On the other hand, you have high expectations of other people. Therefore, you want people to live up to your high standards and expectations.

Atmakaraka in Shatabhisha Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Shatabhisha Nakshatra means you are extraordinarily intelligent and can process and retain a large amount of information and data. Because you are so learned, you may come off as a know-it-all to others. On the other hand, Shatabhisha is known as the nakshatra of skywatchers. that is to say, you have an interest in astronomy, astrology, stars, aerospace, and space. On the other hand, you can be very secretive and can conceal your true thoughts and feelings from others.

Atmakaraka in Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Purva Bhadrapada Nakshatra means you have a sharp mind and can pierce through information like a blade. You are naturally intelligent and can master any subject you take an interest in. On the other hand, because ‘two faces’ is one of the symbols of Purva Bhadrapada you can have two sides to your personality. You can adjust your personality as needed to accomplish a goal. You have rare mystical powers that you utilized to obtain your objectives and dreams in life.

Atmakaraka in Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatra means you are an excellent counselor and advisor to other people. You’re able to calm others’ raging emotions with the power of your words. On the other hand, similar to Uttara Bhadrapada you have mystical powers and magical abilities. You can control the elements of nature with your mind. Nevertheless, since this is such a mystical nakshatra you may have experiences with extraterrestrials or see UFOs in the sky. You have the power to awaken your kundalini energy and experience spiritual enlightenment.

Atmakaraka in Revati Nakshatra

Atmakaraka in Revati Nakshatra means you are benevolent, compassionate, and kind to others. You are good-natured, and your faith is strong. You are very optimistic and like to look at the brighter side of things. You are a true humanitarian and want to help others for the greater good. You’re the protector of children and want to be in service to those who are less fortunate. You have a big heart and love giving to charities. You are very forgiving and do not like the whole grudges because you feel it weighs the heart down. You have a deep sense of compassion which makes you very forgiving. With Atmakaraka in Revati Nakshatra you disklike holding grudges and anger in your heart, you prefer to remind, sweet, soft, and kind. Because of this, you have good karma. You let go and forgive others because you know this is the path to happiness and success.


What Do Your Atmakaraka Planet Means?

Your Atmakaraka planet is the nature of your soul. Your Atmakaraka (Amk) planet can be anyone of 7 chara karakas (Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn). However, Rahu and Ketu are excluded from the 7 chara karakas. In this section is the meaning of your Atmakaraka planet and how it relates to the house it is placed in.

Atmakaraka Sun

Atmakaraka Moon

Atmakaraka Mercury

Atmakaraka Venus

Atmakaraka Mars

Atmakaraka Jupiter

Atmakaraka Saturn


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