Uttara-Ashada nakshatra in vedic astrology is the 21st nakshatra in vedic astrology.
Signs and degrees:
The nakshatra (or star) falls within 26.4 degree of Sagittarius to 10 degree of Capricorn. So the star spreads from Sagittarius to Capricorn sign.
Symbol and meaning:
Uttara-Ashadha means the “the final victory” or “the later invincible one.”elephant’s task” represents the nakshatra.
The star activates itself at the age of 5th, 12th, 24th, 36th, 44th, 48th, 59th, 61st, 67th, 72nd, 77th and 83rd year of age.
Deities of the star are 10 Vishwadevas or universal Gods. These are goodness, truth, will power, skill, time, desire, firmness, ancestors, brightness and peak. The presiding deity is Lord Ganesha. And nakshatra lord is Sun. Sign lord is Jupiter for Sagittarius part and Saturn for Capricorn part.
Goddess Parvati instructed his son Ganesha to stand as guard while she taking bath. In the meantime, Lord Shiva arrived to meet Parvati. Ganesha was unaware that he is the husband of Goddess Parvati. So, he stopped Shiva from entering the place.
Hence, Lord Shiva got furious and entered into a battle with Ganesha.
With the help of other Gods Lord Shiva conquered the battle and beheaded Ganesha.
When Parvati saw it, she became furious. Eventually it lead to imbalance in Shiva- Shakti energy in the entire universe. Eventually, Lord Vishnu promised Goddess Parvati that he will bring Ganesha back to life and he fulfilled his promise by attaching an elephant’s head in Ganesha’s body.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 1st Pada:
This falls in the Sagittarius Navamsa ruled by Jupiter. Here they focus on values , developing self-confidence and knowledge.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 2nd Pada:
This falls in the Capricorn Navamsa ruled by Saturn. They focus on thoughts, desires and also strategies to achieve your goals.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 3rd Pada:
It falls in the Aquarius Navamsa. Saturn rules the sign Aquarius . They focus on accumulation of knowledge and at the same time, in items of creature comfort.
Uttarashadha Nakshatra 4th Pada:
It falls in Pisces Navamsa ruled by Jupiter. Eventually, they transform from the material to the spiritual aspect of things.
Interpretation of the nakshatra:
- We can relate the entire transformation from moola to uttara-ashadha star. Moola is uprooting something and Purva-ashadha is all about planting seeds or starting something new by taking initial care and uttara-ashadha is about reaping the hard work done during Moola and Purva-ashadha . So it is called final victory. It is all about getting result of transformation we have gone through.
- Moola star is all about research and collecting information. On the other hand, purva-ashadha is about segregating the useful information for higher studies. Eventually uttara-ashadha is about getting victory over the hard work and getting recognition or authority in the world. As the nakshatra spreads from Sagittarius to Capricorn it is from getting higher education till achieving authority in society or world.
- This shows that they are career oriented. Placement of Sun in the star can also make them very focused on their career.
- They get best result after putting a lot of hard work. Perseverance is the key as Saturn is the ruler of Capricorn.
- The star is ruled by 10 vishwadevas which mean those people can have all the ten qualities of goodness, truth, will power, skill, time, desire, firmness, ancestors, brightness and peak . They have all the qualities to achieve success in life.
- Symbol of elephant tusk shows such people can have piercing or scathing views. Elephant is a huge animal which symbolizes huge ambitions or achievement.
- They are also strict, disciplined and clever in their approach.
- At the same time, they are ambitious and they always look for opportunity.
- It is a star of worldly or material success. As Saturn has a say in the nakshatra they achieve success after hard work and perseverance.