Pushya Nakshatra is the eighth nakshatras and comes after Punarvasu Nakshatra. Pushya zodiac ranges from 3o 20’ Caner to 16 o 40’ Cancer. The entire nakshatra is in the water sign Cancer. Cancer is the 4th sign of the zodiac, and it relates to the 4th house. The 4th house represents mother, nurturing, home, chest region (breast, heart), comfort, and mental and emotional peace. Therefore, many of the 4th house meanings are related to Pushya Nakshatra.
Pushya Nakshatra: Constellation
The constellations ruling Pushya Nakshatra are three stars known as Theta Cancri, Gamma Cancri, and Eta Cancri. These three stars are located in the Cancer constellation. These stars resemble a ‘cow’s udder’ which is the main symbol of Pushya Nakshatra. The constellation is dim and can barely be seen with the naked eye.
Pushya Nakshatra Name: Nourisher
Pushya Nakshatra’s name means nourisher. Anyone who nourishes an individual helps that person to develop and grow strong. For instance, a mother nourishes her baby with breast milk so her child can grow big and strong. The Sun and rain nourish the plantation on this earth so it can cultivate and grow. A farmer nourishes crops so they can flourish. The nourishing energy of Pushya Nakshatra is responsible for the growth faculty on this earth. The term nourish can also be translated into a Nurture or the Yielding (one who gives freely).
On the other hand, another symbol of Pushya Nakshatra is a lotus flower. The seventh chakra (energy center) in the human body is related to the lotus flower which has a thousand petals. A lotus grows from mud then blossom into a beautiful flower. This means once you nurture your spiritual path your crown chakra opens, and you become enlightened. Therefore, Pushya Nakshatra has a spiritual quality to it.
Pushya Nakshatra: Symbolism
Pushya Nakshatra’s primary symbol is the Udder of a Cow. A cow’s udder produces milk to nourish its young calf. This is the perfect symbol for this nakshatra since cows provide their milk freely and generously to their calf and humans. Nevertheless, Cows are well known in many ancient cultures as a symbolism of mothers and motherhood.
The deity Brihaspati (Jupiter) rules Pushya Nakshatra. Brihaspati is known as the Guru among the Gods. Brihaspati is the Priest and chief advisor among the Gods He is the master of wisdom, ancient text, hymns, chants, prayers, spiritual teaching, rituals, and ceremonies. He also rules politics and law since wisdom is needed in these fields. These are similar meanings of the planet Jupiter and the 9th house. Therefore, all the qualities of Jupiter relate to Brihaspati. Therefore, Jupiter’s attributes such as generosity, optimism, compassion, charity are embodied in Pushya Nakshatra.
Nature and Characters of Pushya Nakshatra People
Pushya Nakshatra is the most nurturing out of all the 27 nakshatras. This nakshatra is like being in the comfort of your own home. In your home is where you feel safe, comfortable, peaceful, and nurtured. It is where you can recharge your batteries and rejuvenate after dealing with the mundane world. When you experience the positive qualities of this nakshatra is like being in the arms of your mother where there was nothing to fear or worry about. Therefore, people with Pushya Nakshatra strong in their chart are nourishing, generous, helpful, caring, supportive, and kind. They have natural maternal instincts including the men.
When your ascendant lord or Atmakaraka is in Pushya Nakshatra, it influences your appearance. Pushya Nakshatra natives have a prominent chest. If the native is a woman and Jupiter is in this nakshatra women can have very large breasts. Natives can also gain weight easily and their physical body can have a fleshy appearance. In addition, the native enjoys comforts, luxuries and good food, drink, and a relaxed lifestyle. If this nakshatra is in your 2nd house or is your 2nd house lord is in this nakshatra this means you enjoy eating dairy products like cheese, ice cream, milkshakes, creams, butter. You put extra cream in your coffee or extra cheese on your pizza or any cheesy food. On the other hand, too much of a good lifestyle can cause health issues one can develop bronchus disorder since this nakshatra is associated with the chest regions.
Pushya Nakshatra is an easy nakshatra to understand because it’s all about being kind and taking care of others. Nurturing and taking care of someone else is a very selfless act and this is what this nakshatra is all about. The world would be a very harsh place if we did not have charity organizations, nurses, nuns, mothers, and caretakers. The result of being properly nurtured is growth, expansion, and prosperity this is a very fruitful nakshatra capable of providing the native with success and fulfillment. Therefore, natives with this nakshatra strong are prosperous and fortunate.
Sun in Pushya Nakshatra
Sun in Pushya influences character, ego, career, identity, authority figures, and father with the energy of Pushya. On the other hand, the planet Sun and Saturn (ruling planet of Pushya) are great enemies. In addition, Saturn starves the energy of the Sun. However, Sun is in a friend sign in Cancer (Pushya zodiac range), so there will be mixed results here.
People with Sun in Pushya nakshatra are caring, nurturing, natural teachers, and have a mature personalities; These individuals are older and wiser for their age, this is because Saturn (ruling planet) relates to maturity and Brihaspati (ruling deity) is the God of wisdom and wise counsel. As a result, these individuals have the maturity and the wisdom to be advisors, and counselors. On the other hand, they are very nurturing and caring. Since the Sun represents authority and Saturn is responsibilities, they take the authoritative role to be responsible for caring for someone in their lives. However, they may have estranged relationships with their father. This is because Sun is the karaka of father and Saturn relates to detachment. Consequently, people with Sun in Pushya can have issues with bonding with the father or have a detached relationship with him: Nevertheless, individuals can have problems with bosses and authority figures. Bosses can bruise (Saturn) their egos (Sun) and suppress their careers. Nevertheless, these people enjoy being in the kitchen and cooking meals. They take the leadership role in preparing meals and can fall into the habit of taking over someone else kitchen.
Sun is the significator of career and Pushya zodiac range is completely in the sign of Cancer: Therefore, a person with Sun in Pushya Nakshatra can have a professor in Nurturing: Caregiver, Parenting, Mother, Nuns, Nurse. Child Care, Diary and Milk Industries, Teaching, Spirituality Career: Priest, Priestess, Minister, Spiritual Consultant, Gurus, Counselors, Psychotherapists, Psychologists: All Food Industries. Hospitality Industries:
Moon in Pushya Nakshatra
The planet Moon owns the sign of Cancer (Pushya zodiac range). However, Saturn (the ruling planet) is the enemy of the Moon. Therefore, Moon in Pushya has both auspicious and inauspicious results.
People with Moon in Pushya Nakshatra are naturally nurturing and caring. Their minds (Moon) are focused on helping and caring for others. They use their compassionate and caring abilities to take care of the elderly, broken, and underdogs. Therefore, servicing rehabilitation centers, shelters, working for nursing homes, and caring for senior citizens comes naturally to them. These individuals have a big heart when it comes to taking care of people who are suffering and underprivileged. On the other hand, their mental disposition can often be pessimistic. They can worry over other people suffering and may see the glass as half full. In other words, no matter how much time and energy they put into helping others, it never seems to be enough. On the other hand, these individuals enjoy being in the kitchen and preparing meals. When they cook it is done with a caring nature; as a result, their meals are exquisite to the taste buds. They enjoy cooking with dairy products (milk, cheese, eggs, butter, yogurt). If Mars aspects or conjunct Moon, they add spices to their dishes. Nevertheless, these individuals enjoy entertaining and social event. This is because Brihaspati (ruling deity) is related to celebrations and gatherings.
Mercury in Pushya Nakshatra
The planet Mercury is in an enemy sign in Cancer: However, Mercury is friends with the ruling planet Saturn.
People with Mercury in Pushya Nakshatra have the natural intelligence on how to be generous, caring, helpful, supportive. They are very calculative and intelligent when it comes to helping others. They think in logical steps on how to effectively support those who request their help. On the other hand, Mercury represents humor and Saturn is a dry and cold planet: Therefore, these individuals have a sarcastic sense of humor. However, Mercury represents business and entrepreneurs; therefore, they can have a business in the hospitality, hotel, and restaurant industries. This is especially true if Mercury is in the 10th house of Career or the Sun aspects or conjunct Mercury. These natives are very business savvy (knowledge) when it comes to these industries. Nevertheless, Mercury signifies siblings, especially younger siblings. As a result, siblings can be caring and nurturing, however, at some point in their lives, they can have an estrangement (Saturn) with siblings. On the other hand, Mercury is our logical intelligence and Saturn is a slow planet. Therefore, a Mercury in Pushya person can have trouble processing and memorizing information. As a result, a calculative task like mathematics and accounting can be difficult. However, their calculative intelligence improves when Saturn matures at 36 or returns to its natal position in the birth chart. They have mental curiosity when it comes to religion and spirituality; therefore, they read books and research these subjects.
Venus in Pushya Nakshatra
People with Venus in Pushya Nakshatra love to beautify their homes. They enjoy decorating their homes with colorful art, home décor, craftwork, flowers, etc. This is a similar nature to Venus in the 4th house. Nevertheless, because their homes are so beautiful other people enjoy coming over for parties and social events. A Venus in Pushya person loves entertaining at home. That is to say, they enjoy having parties and social gatherings in the comforts of their homes. On the other hand, their homes are their babies. That is to say, they take good care and nurture their home and personal space. When something needs to be fixed in their home, they are on the job. On the other hand, these people have very loving hearts and enjoy taking care of people in general.
Venus is the karaka of Marriage and relationships: Therefore, people with Venus in Pushya Nakshatra spouse (husband or wife) is helpful, generous, nurturing, and have natural maternal instincts (even males). The spouse is domesticated and enjoys cooking and entertaining in the comfort of the home. Also, the spouse can bring money and wealth to the relationship. On the other hand, when a Venus in Pushya person gets married, the energy of Pushya becomes become activated in their birth chart. As a result, these individuals will suddenly have a strong desire to teach or become spiritualists. Because of this desire, they can abandon their spouse because they will put their passion for teaching and spirituality as their priority.
Mars in Pushya Nakshatra
The planet Mars is debilitated in Cancer (Pushya zodiac range).
People with Mars in Pushya Nakshatra exert their energy in taking care of others. When it comes to taking care of the people they love, they have a warrior’s perspective. That is to say, they are ready to fight and protect their loved ones at the drop of a pin. On the other hand, these individuals can have a hostile relationship with their mothers. The mother is aggressive (Mars) and has a competitive spirit. Because of the mother warrior spirit, a Mars in Pushya person can have disagreements and arguments with her. However, the hostile energy of Mars can be neutralized with friendly competition with her. That is to say, competing with the mother in athletics sports and logical games (chess, checkers, word puzzles) can neutralize the negativity of Mars. Nevertheless, for a Female, boyfriends are generous kind, supportive and caring. However, Mars is debilitated in Cancer; therefore, boyfriends can feel as if they are not living up to their potential or purpose in life. This is because the planet Mars is a soldier ready to fight, and Cancer is related to the home and kitchen. As a result, Mars in Pushya is putting a soldier in the kitchen. Because of this, he feels he is not living up to his potential in life.
Jupiter in Pushya Nakshatra
The planet Jupiter is exalted in Cancer; therefore, Jupiter does extraordinary well in Pushya Nakshatra. Jupiter is the most benefic planet in Vedic Astrology, and it gives the most auspicious result in Cancer. The planet Jupiter represents expansion, growth, faith, belief system, protection, money, wealth, wisdom, knowledge, spiritual education, higher education, law (lawyers, judges), spiritual law, Managers, Children, Husband (in a female chart), Guru, Advisors, Mentor, Counselor, Spiritualist.
People with Jupiter in Pushya Nakshatra are blessed with spirituality, wisdom, education, money, luck, and fortune. These individuals are very generous and have charitable hearts. They are natural teaches and have wisdom beyond their years. If the lord Cancer (Moon) is well placed (exalted or friend sign) these people have the blessing of the 4th house (Cancer) Therefore, Jupiter in Pushya people are blessed with a home, good relationship with their mother, comforts, happiness, and a peaceful home environment. On the other hand, Jupiter is the significator for husband in a woman’s chart. Therefore, Jupiter in Pushya can promise marriage in a female’s birth chart. Nevertheless, for a Sagittarius ascendant, Cancer is the 8th house of spouse’s money. Jupiter in Pushya for males and females Sagittarius ascendants indicate a wealthy spouse. Or, the spouse contributes lots of money to the marriage. Also, if Jupiter is positioned 8th house from the 7th House, 7th Lord, or Darakaraka this can indicate a spouse with financial resources. On the other hand, Jupiter is the karaka of children in both males’ and females’ birth charts; Therefore, Jupiter in Pushya can promise the birth of children. However, to predict children other planetary alignments need to be considered.
Saturn in Pushya Nakshatra
Saturn is in its own nakshatra here since it is the ruling planet of Pushya Nakshatra. However, at the same time, Saturn is in an enemy sign in Cancer; therefore, it can bring gloom to the mind and emotions. On the other hand, Saturn represents success, after hard work, discipline, perseverance, and delay. Consequently, all the things related to the 4th House (Cancer) and the theme of Pushya Nakshatra will come after hard work and delay. However, Saturn relates to service, therefore these individuals generous give these services to others.
People with Saturn in Pushya Nakshatra can work things fingers to the bone taking care and nurturing others. This is because the planet Saturn is the significator n of hard work, duty, and service; however, Pushya is related to nourishing and taking care of others. Therefore, these individuals feel as if they have to serve someone in their lives. If Saturn is in the 5th house of children, they serve their children. If Saturn is in the 7th house of their spouse, they feel as if they must serve their spouse. On the other hand, Saturn in Pushya people will have to work hard for abundance and wealth. This is because Saturn suppresses the wealth aspect of Pushya Nakshatra; however, it will bring results and prosperity after hard work and delays. On the other hand, the relationship with the mother can be estranged.
Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra
The energy of Rahu is related to shortcuts, wanting things now, an explosion, foreign, shadows (the hidden)
People with Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra can be impatient in life and feel frustrated that they are not getting the results they want. Rahu is all about wanting things now and taking shortcuts to get them. However, Saturn is related to delay and waiting for results. These people will have to be patient will all the things related to the 4th house (Cancer) and the themes of Pushya Nakshatra (money, wealth, wisdom, education, nurturing). However, with time and patience, Rahu can explode the wealth aspect of Pushya. Therefore, a Rahu in Pushya person accumulates wealth and money with hard work. When they do accumulate money, they may tend to hide their money since Rahu is related to things hidden. On the other hand, Pushya Nakshatra relates to nurturing and cancer (4th house) relates to the mother and the home environment you grew up in. Therefore, a Rahu in Pushya person may have been raised by someone who was not their biological parent, especially their biological mother. They could have been adopted or had a foster parent.
Ketu In Pushya Nakshatra
People with Ketu in Pushya Nakshatra nurture their spiritual development. They are spiritual practitioners and seekers of wisdom and truth. As mentioned in this article, The main symbol of Pushya Nakshatra is a lotus flower. A lotus grows from the mud (darkness) then it blossoms into a beautiful flower (light). Therefore, people with Ketu in Pushya can experience enlightenment in which their minds evolved from the darkness and embrace the light of truth.