Shravana Nakshatra is the twenty-second nakshatra and comes after Uttara Ashadha Nakshatra. Shravana zodiac range is from 10o 00′ to 23o 20′ Capricorn. The entire nakshatra is in the ambitious and goal-oriented sign of Capricorn. The ruling deity is Vishnu or Vamana ( (incarnation of Vishnu). Because of the ruling deity, this is a very special nakshatra. People born with the influence of this nakshatra are clever, good listeners, learned (educated), and have) clairaudience experiences. Shravana is strongly associated with the Saraswati (Goddess of education, the arts, music, and writing).
Shravana Nakshatra Name
Shravana’s name means “Hearing.” Also, the name is interpreted as one who “Limps“. Therefore, people with Shravana nakshatra strong in their chart have good listening abilities (Hearing) and often walk with a limp. This limp can be due to an injury, disability, or adopted as a style of walking. For instance, many rap stars have what is known as a Gangsta Limp. This is a special style of walking in which a lean or limp is applied to walking.
Shravana Nakshatra Constellation
There are three stars associated with Shravana Nakshatra. The three stars are known as Alpha Aquilae (Altair), Gamma Aquilae, and Beta Aquilae (Alshain). All three stars are related to the three steps that Vishnu took to conquer (heaven, earth, and the underworld). These stars are located in the top portion of the Constellation of Capricorn. Altair is the brightest among the three stars and is called ‘The Eagle’. Altair is related to knowledge, learning, and wisdom, which are traits of Shravana nakshatra.
Shravana Nakshatra Symbol: Three Uneven Footsteps
Shravana Nakshatra’s main symbol is three uneven footsteps. The secondary symbol is an ‘ear,’ and a third symbol is a ‘trident.’ The number three is related to all three symbols; therefore, this number plays an important role. The first three uneven footsteps are associated with the number three. An ear is related to the 3rd house of communication, intellectual interest, and listening with ears. Finally, a ‘trident’ has three points. In numerology, the number three is related to communication and travel. All symbols and meanings are qualities of Shravana nakshatra.
Shravana Deity Vishnu: Ruling Planet Moon
Shravana nakshatra deity is Vishnu. It is important to mention that Vamana (incarnation of Vishnu) is also considered the God of this nakshatra. In ancient mythology, a demon name Bali conquered heaven, earth, and the netherworld. Vishnu took the form of Vamana (Brahmin boy) and when to Bali and asked for three steps of land. Bali granted the boy’s (Vamana) wishes. The boy then grew (expanded) to the size of a giant and so big his head could not be seen. The boy conquered heaven, earth, and the netherworld in three steps. Because of this mythology, Shravana people are very clever and have the ability to acquire land (real estate, property, fixed assets.
The ruling planet of Shravana nakshatra is Moon. The moon relates to intuition, emotions, mind, consciousness, mother, nurturing, and sensitivity. Because of this, Shravana people are very sensitive and intuitive.
Nature and Behavior of Shravana Nakshatra People
Shravana Nakshatra energy is a combination of the ruling planet (Moon), the ruling deities Vishnu (Vamana incarnation of Vishnu), and the main symbol ‘Three Foot Steps’. Therefore, people with Shravana strong in their chart will express the qualities of this nakshatra powerfully. When Shravana is strong in your chart, this means your Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Atmakaraka is in Shravana Nakshatra.
Keywords: Listening, Hearing, Learning, Travel, Clairaudience, Saraswati (Goddess of education, arts, music, and writing).
Shravana people are very good listeners. They take an interest in what someone is saying and absorb what they hear. Because of this, they make wonderful counselors, advisors, and therapists. They are great people to talk to because they pay attention to what others have to say. Their sense of hearing is sensitive, and they often have clairaudience experiences. Because of this, they jump at the slightest sound, even if others don’t hear it.
Shravana people are educated, learned, and knowledgeable. They love learning new things and always keep books around their home. They do not have to have a formal education to be intelligent and educated. They take on the initiative to educate themselves in any interest they have. They frown on ignorance and lack of knowledge. Because their listening skills are so keen, they can learn easily when someone is speaking. This is because they pay attention to every word spoken, which is necessary for learning.
They love traveling because they learn from different cultures and lifestyles. Shravana people travel the world because they know the best education comes from experiences of various cultures and lifestyles.
However, because the ‘three uneven footsteps’ are related to Shravana, early in life, they may have a disability that causes them to walk unevenly or with a limp; However, later in life, they overcome this disability. If a Shravana person does not have a disability, they may adopt a special walk in which they limp. For instance, a ‘Gangsta Limp is a walk they may adopt. Therefore, you can always spot a Shravana native because their walking is uneven and off balance.
Planets in Shravana Nakshatra
Planets in Shravana Nakshatra inherit the qualities of this nakshatra. Shravana Nakshatra gives the energy of knowledge, wisdom, education, cleverness, and the blessing from the Saraswati to each planet.
Sun in Shravana Nakshatra
Sun in Shravana Nakshatra people are excellent listeners. In Vedic astrology, the Sun is related to your career. Therefore, Shravana people use their listening skills in their careers. They are Counselors, Advisors, Mentors, and Consultants. Any jobs that require listening are best suited for a Shravana person. Since the Saraswati (learning, arts, and music) rules, this Nakshatra; Sun in Shravana people do very well in the music industry.
Moon in Shravana Nakshatra
Moon in Shravana Nakshatra people are all about calmness. They’re the people who like listening to others instead of making conversation. In this particular placement, the Moon resides in its own Nakshatra. This means that peace, alignment, and the feeling of belonging to a certain something will be present in the personality of people with this placement. Since these people make great listeners, careers in teaching, therapy, guidance, and counseling are highly seen among these people. They have a rationally calm mind that allows them to see the world through everyone else’s perspective and formulate answers through this process. What’s interesting is that these people might not be so on-par in terms of education. However, that doesn’t stop them from trying to solve complex problems for other people in their life, especially the ones they hold close.
People like these possess a very motherly nature. They nurture their friends and family as a mother would cater to their children. During their childhood, these people were hugely influenced by their mothers, which, slowly but effectively, shaped their personalities and values. Consequently, the women of this Nakshatra, likely go on to become mothers that are emotionally there for their children. Mothers who love their children no matter what, and listen to what they have to say. Like most Moon placements, these people are very trustworthy and reliable. People feel safe and warm around them, as they radiate an overly nurturing and soft aura, allowing people to place all of their trust in them.
Mercury in Shravana Nakshatra
Mercury in Shravana Nakshatra people are always focused on effective communication and making business through their words. Mercury here holds a neutral position because even though it’s ruled by a friendly sign of Saturn, it lies in enemy territory of the Moon Nakshatra. Shravan Nakshatra is all about bringing good communication to people, and with Mercury’s communicative aspects merged with this, the effect is doubled. The planet itself is a significator of intelligence, and with this Nakshatra are quite smart with their words. They can use their words in such a way that the person in front can do nothing but be mesmerized. That’s why, more often than usual, we see highly successful business people with this Nakshatra.
When it comes to careers, effective communications often see teachers and counselors being created in this Nakshatra. Why is that? It’s simple. These are the professions that are successful when there’s a high level of communication. Oftentimes, you’ll see accredited therapists and guidance counselors with this Nakshatra, as it allows them to easily get into the minds of other people, just through communication. Interestingly, these people are also quite good at copying and mimicking others, with an excellent future in the real estate business, as that is what the Shravana Nakshatra is all about.
In relationship matters, things can get frustrating. The presence of Saturn can create a lot of complications for these people, as they can have trouble effectively communicating with their partners. People with these Nakshatra tend to have a lot of miscommunication with their partners, which puts the relationship in troubled waters.
Scarily enough, If Venus is in conjunction with Ketu, or the planet receives the traits of Jupiter in this Nakshatra, the spouse’s hearing abilities go beyond this world. They’re someone that can hear voices that don’t make sense in this world. The barrier between this world and the world beyond is tampered with for them, allowing them to hear voices from across.
Venus in Shravana Nakshatra
Venus in Shravana Nakshatra people are blessed with a partner that actively listens to them. People with this Nakshatra placement have a spouse that listens to every word they say, while they talk and rant about their problems and everyday things. Besides listening to you, their personality consists of just listening to different things, which includes anything from music to criminal documentaries and audiobooks.
A very interesting phenomenon that happens in this Nakshatra is that, for the native’s spouses, things always happen in three steps. Like the infamous song “Third Time’s the Charm,” your spouse always gets success in things on the third try. If they’re applying for a promotion, it won’t come in one increment. Rather than that, it’ll come to their spouse in three small promotional increments. Continuing this, the third job that that spouse gets is the one that will profit them the most, both money-wise and mentally. That’s the point where they get their much-needed break in life.
There’s a high chance that the spouse in this context is a counselor. They have the necessary patience level and wisdom in them to advise others. If not done professionally, they’re someone that loves to advise other people. However, with Venus in the Shravana Nakshatra, it means that the spouse’s advice will, most times, fall on deaf ears. The spouse will hold a lot of people close that don’t return the energy and ignore all the advice they provide them with.
Mars in Shravana Nakshatra
Mars in Shravana Nakshatra people are very patient in listening to others. They can be very compassionate and are active listeners. This is because the planet is exalted in this Nakshatra, especially under the sign of Capricorn. This aspect makes their listening ability stand out, as they’re not too interested in talking, which is a very recurring aspect of this Nakshatra. Communication is one of the greatest strengths of these people, and that’s why you’ll see these people in communication-directed professions, including teachers and coaches. However, unlike other placements, professions like working in a call center are also included in this Nakshatra with Mars, as the planet is very hardworking, and call centers can be quite mentally challenging.
However, an interesting thing to see here is that communication isn’t done through vocal words only. Written communication is also a big part of this specific Nakshatra. This transcends into their professional life as well, where people make writing into their careers. That’s why seeing infamous journalists with this Nakshatra is quite normal.
Moreover, actively listening and patiently seeing other people develops a lot of extra skills in these people, something that is a big part of the Shravana Nakshatra as well. These people become very good mimickers and impersonators. They can instantly pick up personality types, and adopt them into their own. In serious cases, these people may be disguising themselves as someone they’re not.
Jupiter in Shravana Nakshatra
Jupiter in Shravana Nakshatra people can be slightly weak in terms of dignity and self-appreciation. Jupiter here is present in the Nakshatra of the Moon, which is a friendly sign. However, the planet is debilitated here, which accounts for the low self-esteem of these people. Yet, despite this, these people can easily benefit from the non-living things in life, because the planet is present in a friendly Nakshatra. They’ll go on to gain higher knowledge regarding different non-living things in life, and gain success and money from that. Unfortunately, Saturn, with its slow revolution period, is involved in this placement. This means that the realization that they can make money using their knowledge and expertise can come quite late in life.
People with this Nakshatra are often the type that doesn’t value higher knowledge and teachings in the early years of their life. They ignore what their gurus try to teach them when they’re young, and it’s only later in life when they realize the true power of the knowledge that was bestowed upon them. This is why like most Saturn-influenced astrological positions, people in this Nakshatra start to get these things about in their mid-30s.
As mentioned before, Jupiter in this Nakshatra is debilitated. What this means in the personal life of the native can be quite troublesome. There are a lot of stormy waters in the relationships that they make, with a lot of pointless arguments and shouting that ensues. This Nakshatra is especially hard for the women, as the planet itself represents both children as well as the husband, meaning there’s going to be a hard time navigating the waters of marriage.
Saturn in Shravana Nakshatra
Saturn in Shravana Nakshatra people needs to work a lot when it comes to communicating with other people, honing their skills, and acting. This is because even though Saturn sits in its sign in this Nakshatra, it sits right in the middle of its enemy territory. People like this often have communication issues when they’re growing up, which don’t resolve until later in life, a classic Saturn aspect.
Often people that possess this Nakshatra deal with hearing problems in their early childhood, which develops a high amount of interest in listening to others. They become more curious as they focus a lot on what others around them are saying. Their hearing problems are often the reason why they’re introverted growing up, and develop a lot of interest in watching thriller and crime shows, dreaming about becoming detectives or spies one day.
That’s exactly what happens. Later on in life, these people have a high interest in becoming spies or detectives, and most of these people often make it in their careers. Talking about careers, being a spy or detective isn’t the only option for them. Saturn’s influence on the personality of these people can make them quite cold, and while that’s quite fitting for a spy, they also make good political advisors. Their coldness makes them quite successful advisors, as they communicate the truth without any fluff, and talk straight to the point.
Rahu in Shravana Nakshatra
Rahu in Shravana Nakshatra people tries to avoid the reality of things. They’re the ones that don’t like hearing the bitter truth about things. People like these block out any spiritual advice or experience handed to them. These are the people that would rather waste money on a strip club or go to a bar rather than meditate and elevate their inner chakra. Rahu’s presence in this Nakshatra blocks all the religious and spiritual things said to the native, essentially turning the native blind to the truth.
These people are very materialistic. For them, living life is all about buying expensive things. Life, for these people, revolves around earning money, filling their homes with unneeded luxuries, and driving expensive and glamorous cars. This is exactly the reason why these people have a hard time understanding life, and existence itself. Compared to other planets, these people have to work twice as hard to change their mental state, and understand what this life is truly about. Rahu redirects all of their attention to petty competitions for money and luxury with other people, instead of having a focus on mental peace and satisfaction.
Ketu In Shravana Nakshatra
Ketu in Shravana Nakshatra people are very calm and collected when they’re talking and counseling others. They can be very empathetic as they can feel what the others around them are feeling, and act accordingly. The planet is, although an enemy Nakshatra, it’s present under the friendly influence of Saturn, which makes this whole position very neutral. The Shravana Nakshatra signifies the skill of these people to create illusions. However, Ketu enhances this ability, as it is a significator of psychic abilities, wisdom, and intelligence. That’s why people with this Nakshatra are highly intelligent, and can easily adapt themselves to suit any situation they’re in.
In addition, their intelligence is often redirected in the routes of real estate, as that’s what this Nakshatra represents. The matters of business, especially regarding housing and property, come very easy to them. On the other end of this Nakshatra, the sign of Capricorn brings in the much-needed authority aspect in their personality as well, which usually comes through the channels of counseling and communicating with others. Yet, these people are troubled when they deal with higher authority figures and often find themselves on the bad side of the law. They’re not so productive working under any other body and tend to want the authority to themselves.
As for relationship matters, these people aren’t so blessed. Ketu, with this definition, stands for the word “split”. This is solely the reason why a lot of people from this Nakshatra are single, as relationships come and go with a bad split that leaves them emotionally damaged. Their partners have a hard time dealing with their authority issues, as they like to be in control all the time. There are a lot of personality adjustments needed before they can fully commit to a relationship, and until then, staying single is a good option for these people.