Hasta nakshatra is the 13th nakshatra in vedic astrology
Signs and degrees
Hasta nakshatra falls within 10 degree of Virgo to 23.2 degrees of Virgo. As the entire nakshatra falls within virgo, the nakshatra follows the traits of Virgo.
Savitar one of the twelve Adityas is the main deity of hasta nakshatra. Savitar is jovial and Skillful nature. The nakshatra lord is moon and the sign lord is mercury.
Meaning and representation
Hasta means hand more specifically the palm of the hand. “Has” means laughter so hasta means laughter.
Hand or clinched fist represents the nakshatra. The third symbol is potter’s wheel which is also related to the skills of hand.
The nakshatra activates at 3rd,6th, 22nd, 24th, 46th, 50th, 68th, 77th and 79th year of age.
Interpretation of the nakshatra
The nakshatra is all about performing task as the previous uttarphalguni nakshatra was getting ready for task.
Hand represents the nakshatra. The symbol indicates hardworking and Skillful people.
As it symbol represents clinched fist or hand such people can be very ambitious and can also aim of reaching high in life.
The clinched fist symbol also represents control freak and possessive nature so they can control people in relationship.
They can also be interested in palmistry as palm indicates the nakshatra.
Moon rules the nakshatra. Moon is about nourishing others and virgo is also a sign of service, healing and health care. Hence, their career interests can be in health care.
Mercury is son of moon and moon rules the nakshatra. So, mercury is exalted in this nakshatra.
Lastly the nakshatra is all about hardwork and winning the challenges of life.
Interpretation of the nakshatra based on Pada:
Hasta nakshatra pada 1:
The first pada of the nakshatra falls in Aries navamsa ruled by mars. The native can have excess energy and can also get involved in shady activities.
Hasta nakshatra pada 2:
The second pada falls in Taurus navamsa ruled by Venus. The native is honest, practical and enjoys materialistic things.
Hasta nakshatra Pada 3:
The third pada falls in Gemini navamsa ruled by Mercury. they can be businessman and professional. They are also very intelligent and clever.
Hasta nakshatra pada 4:
The fourth pada is in cancer navamsa. Moon rules the nakshatra. The focus here is in family and material security. This pada can show either the best or worst qualities of a native.