13. Hasta

“If you full-fill your obligations every day, you don’t have to worry about the future.”

— Jordan Peterson

Ruled by the Moon. (10º 00’ Virgo – 23º 20’ Virgo.) Corvi (the Crow): Alpha (Alchiba), Beta, Delta (Algorba), Gamma (Glenah), Epsilon.

The power to place what you want in your hands; to gain what is sought. 

Main deity: Savitur – The Impeller – First Rays of the Rising Sun

Western Deities: Helios, Hathor, Horus

Meaning: Hand, Laugh, Smile. An Elephant’s Trunk. A Lance or Spear

Main symbols: Hand with Outstretched Fingers; A Clenched Fist, A Potter’s Wheel

Secondary deities: Savitri & Brahma, Saraswati, Horus.

Associations: Handy, Hasty, Harvest, Hack, Hassel, Hosanna, Hallelujah, Hatha

Tree – incense: Wild Mango, Hog Plumb or Jasmine

Body parts: Hands, fingers, wrist

Sexual – creative animal: Female Buffalo

Rulership: Rules over thieves, elephants, those who travel in chariots, elephant drivers, artisans, commodities, cereals, men learned in Vedas, traders and men of prowess.

Hora Sara: One born in Hasta will be sensually disposed, clever, good in speaking, but disposed to thievery. He will be rich and be intent on living in foreign places. He will show enthusiasm in war, be very expert, and will destroy enemies.

Jataka Parijata: If the Moon is in Hasta, the person will be devoted to love & virtue. They will befriend the learned and live in opulence.

Sage Narada: One born in Hasta will be learned, a thief, enthusiastic, will serve others, live in foreign lands, be valorous and addicted to females.

Brihat Samhita: The star Hasta makes one industries, impudent, fond of drinking, merciless thieves.

Varahamihira: They have active habits and many resources they can draw upon. They are energetic, daring, shameless merciless, a drunkard and thief.

Brihat Samhita: When Saturn transits Hasta, barbers, potters, oil-manufacturers etc., thieves, physicians, tailors (needle-workers), elephant-catchers (or elephants and crocodiles), harlots, the people of the Kosala country and garland-makers (florists) come to harm.

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Qualities of Hasta

Trimurti: Brahma/Creation 

Gotra/Clan: Sage Pulaha

Gana/Tribe: Deva/Godly

Varna/Caste: Vaishya/Merchant

Motivation/Goal: Moksha

Nature: Light/Swift

Activity: Passive

Place: Pond

Guna: Rajasic

Element: Fire

Dosha: Vata

Sex/Gender: Male

Forward Facing/Level

Direction: South

Colour: Deep Green

Animal: Female Buffalo

Brahma / Creative energy: A creative energy that brings something new and fresh into the world. Brings new gadgets into society, builds things. It can be a fairly inventive nakshatra as it often creates things to solve specific problems.

Sage Pulaha: Married Daksha’s daughter Kshama and had three sons; Kardama, Kanakapeetha, Urvarivat; and a daughter Peevari. He had three more sons with his granddaughter, Gati: Karmasreshtta, Vareeyamsu, Sahishnu. Helped create the wildlife as well as many of the mythical beasts, including butterflies, lion, wolves and lambs. Since his children were so poorly behaved, he adopted Agastya’s son, Drdhasyu. He practiced intense devotion to Lord Shiva on the banks of the Alaknanda river (the source of the Ganges). He was involved with talking Sage Parashara out of killing all the Rakshasas. When King Bharata renounced his kingdom he went to Sage Pulaha’s ashram for refuge. He had knowledge of theatre and drama.

It’s said that one of his sons, Kardama, was granted two boons by Lord Vishnu: The first was that he got a good wife, and he soon married Devahuti. The second was to have a son who is an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and Kapila was soon born. His nine daughters all married great sages: Anasuya (wife of sage Atri), Arundhati (wife of sage Vasistha) & Khyati (wife of sage Bhrigu), Gati (2nd wife of sage Pulaha, according to Bhagavata Purana). After their householder duties were complete, Devahuti went to study with her son, Sage Kapila, from whom she learned Sankhya philosophy. Kapila is identified with Agni and is known to have reduced sixty thousand sons of king Sagara to ash with a glance. Kapila is usually shown with jatamukha (jata crown), a beard, and four arms (two in yoga holding a pitcher, one holding a shakha and another with a chakra. According to Siva Purana, a Sage named Kardama was born from Brahma’s shadow to be an aspirant, but this may be a different Karadama. The word, ‘kardama’ means: mud, muck, dirty, and is sometimes used to refer to sin. Adi Parva describes him as a virtuous serpent and the grandson of Viraja. It’s said that kardama was so pleased with his wife that he gave her an airplane with which they travelled the world.

His adopted son, Drdhasyu, was a master of scripture from birth as he memorised them from his mothers womb. He learned stick combat and martial arts from Lord Murgan, and he was also known as Idhmavaha for his ability to carry huge loads of wood from the forest. ‘Idhma’ refers to tinder that is ready to be burned (the perfect student).

Deva: The planets relating with the Devas will promote more refined and righteous behaviour; but may struggle with pride and entitlement. They are more capable of understanding the subtitles of life. This is also used in chart matching. They say it’s best if both parties belong to the same tribe (8 points). However, they say that a deva and a rakshasa will get one point for the attraction of opposites). This is a very important classification suggesting that the way these three tribes (devas, humans & rakshasa) live is so different as to have a major effect on marriage compatibility and living together.

Vaishya: Merchant caste appreciates trade, negotiation, connection and networking.

Moksha: The goal here is to accept and let go, to release, liberate oneself and others. Expenditure, loss, release are the themes. One usually seeks to go beneath the surface. Expect planets in moksha nakshatra’s to support all kinds of loss, liberation and freedom.

Laghu / Kshipra – Swift / Light: Supports any kind of quick, light activity like short travel, quick easy interactions with people, sports, games, arts & crafts, educational pursuits, decorating, dressing up, dating, hanging out with friends. It’s a good day to appreciate the simple things in life, treat yourself to a little tender-love n care, a spa treatment, yoga, as well as most holistic remedies. It’s also good for most of the “moveable” activities, like travel, and making changes as long and they’re pretty quick and easy. Making money move in various ways, especially light, swift transactions: buying, selling, borrowing, conducting trade, or the personal side of business getting to know clients, having a business lunch. This is similar energy we see on Thursday. Ashwini, Pushya, Hasta, Abhijit are all swift & light.

Rajasic: function through the mind, emotions, intellect in a spiritually active way.

Fire: rises up, expands, illuminates, transformers burns, cooks, assimilates

  • Fire + Air = cooperation / Earth + Water = Cooperation / Space cooperates with all. 
  • Earth does not cooperate with Fire and impedes Air
  • Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire

Vata:  Air + Ether = Cold, dry, light, moving, subtle, clear, hard, pervasive, rough

  • Flighty, spiritual, thin
  • Disturbed by bitter (Mars), astringent (Saturn), pungent (Sun). 
  • Pacified by sweet (Jupiter) & sour (Venus)

Passive: Planets here will be more passive about achieving its goals: allowing things to happen rather than “forcing” things. The moon is said to persuade through temptation so she does well here. Venus draws us in by her promises of beauty so she also does well. Saturn is the master of patience so he also does well. The active planets can cause a bit of trouble in trying to force things that we should just allow to happen naturally.

Male: imparts male characteristics to planets placed here. Live karakas may also be male.

Triyanga Mukha – Facing Straight Ahead (Level): This is a level-headed and forward looking position. It’s good for mundane, everyday tasks that allows us to prepare for the future. This nakshatra promotes an honest, realistic assessment. It marks a good time to level with others or yourself, to ensure that the playfield and the ground are all level. It can be a good time to start surveying, building, laying pipe, or sticking a level on anything. Mercury and Venus share this perspective. Ashwini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Jyeshta and Revati are all forward looking.

South: Auspiciousness and results will most likely be found in the southern direction.

Female Buffalo: (pairs with Swati)

Sex and creation can feel like a duty. Buffalo’s are symbols of tamasic energy suggesting a slow, lazy, stubborn and dark approach to the creative process. Sex may be dirty but unimaginative. Mahishashura was a shapeshifting buffalo demon killed by Durga. They will have to face arrogance, false pride, and procrastination which can all have a negative effect on the creative process. They can also be overindulgent, and experience addictive tendencies and much self criticism and loss of trust.

Spondias Indica Tree / “Pittavriksha bile tree” / Spanish Plumb

A member of the cashew family. The leaves and fruit are commonly used as a source of food and medicine. The fruit is commonly used in pickles in India, but it can also be eaten fresh.

The unripened sour fruit is astringent and aphrodisiac. The sweet, ripe fruit is cooling and soothing.  It’s high in fibre, iron, vitamins A, B and C, calcium and phosphorus which strengthens the immune system and tonifies the body. It’s high enough in iron to make an effective treatment for anaemia and the mineral salts such as potassium and calcium help the body to reabsorb water and nutrients while antioxidants help keep us young. A decoction from the bark is very effective for dysentry, gastro-intestinal disorders, and infantile tympanites.

Auspicious Activities

This is a light swift nakshatra suggesting it’s a favourable day to enjoy, work with your hands: play music, do crafts, tinker around the house, teach or play with children, do a bit of gardening or yard care, chat with the neighbours, practice a bit of yoga & meditation. It’s an excellent day for a sunrise bath in a holy river. Offer your service to take care of some little things for friends and family. Get involved with the community; keep the daylight, multi-task.

Do not make long term plans or laze around; this is not a day for procrastination. But do try to avoid doing anything at night; just relax and let the day flow. Do not sign contracts when the moon is in Hasta, especially during the dark half of the month, as it may be a good day for thieves and tricksters.

Special Considerations

  • Mercury exalted at 15º (or 17 -19 degrees)
  • Mercury is moolatrikona between 15º – 20º. 
  • Pushkara Amsha 14º Virgo. Nourishing point. Moons transit brings auspicious and nourishing results. Good time to plan auspicious events.
  • Pushkara Navamsha: 13º 20′ to 16º 40′ Virgo (Taurus Navamsha)
  • Rahu is said to be exalted here

Gods & Symbols of Hasta


Before the sun rises he is called Savitur. He is known as the destroyer of ignorance, bringer of light to darkness by working through our intelligence. He inspires and impels acts of worship. He is the god of stimulation, “the impeller”. The rules over all mobile and immobile objects. He has golden hair and golden arms (like Agni & Indra), rides a golden chariot, with a gold axel which is omni-form. He is said to have a beautiful tongue but may also be “iron-jawed.” He wears tawny clothes. His chariot is pulled by two radiant, bronze, white-footed horses. His golden splendour stretched itself out or is diffused across the heavens, the sky and the earth. Like Vishnu he is in charge of maintaining the natural order of the universe.

Savitur is invoked through the Gayatri mantra during the thread ceremony, which marks the beginning of Vedic studies for Brahmin youth. It’s a very popular ritual to recite this mantra 108 times during the hour of Brahma just before the sun rises. Some of his hymns are ment for evening worship. Even in a general sense Savitur is considered to be the one who inspires or impels ritual sacrifice and spiritual or religious thought.

The Gayatri Mantra was a gift from Maharshi Vishvamitra. 

भूर्भुवः स्वः तत्सवितुर्वरेण्यं भर्गो देवस्य धीमहि धियो यो नः प्रचोदयात्

oṃ bhūr bhuvaḥ svaḥ; tat savitur vareṇyaṃ;

 bhargo devasya dhīmahi; dhiyo yo naḥ pracodayāt 

“We choose the Supreme Light of the divine Sun; we aspire that it may impel our minds.”Sri Aurobindo further elaborates: “The Sun is the symbol of divine Light that is coming down and Gayatri gives expression to the aspiration asking that divine Light to come down and give impulsion to all the activities of the mind.” 

~Sri Aurobindo

Savitur did not take part in the Soma right, which is perhaps why many Hasta natives do not drink; or at least seem to be moderate drinkers. But Savitur is often associated with other deities. He’s almost inseparable from Surya though occasional passages seem to make a distinction between them. “Savitur rises in brilliance making light for the whole world; Surya, shining brightly, has filled heaven and earth with air and his rays.” In other parts it seems that savitur mixes with the rays of the Surya.

Aside from Surya, Savitur is closely identified with Soma, Agni, Indra, Pushan, Mitra & Bhaga. Some say Savitur rules the west while Agni rules the east. Savitur and Agni are the only two gods referred to as “domestics” (damunas). It might be interesting to note that he is often mentioned as one of the asura’s. He is the sun that we don’t see (we only see the rays shining over the horizon. As half the world is perpetually dark to us. Savitur is that light we know is shining in the dark. Savitur is our intelligence that allows us to reach beyond the horizon of observable reality. Savitur is the vivifier working with Pushan to purify our thoughts for worship. He embodies the laws of Mitra and the wealth of Bhaga. He is sometimes called “Child of the Waters” (apam napat). It’s important to note that Savitur is a vedic god whose name does not appear in the later Puranic literature.

The first line of Gayatri, “bhur, bhuva svah,” may refer to the 11 gods of heaven, 11 gods of the atmosphere, and the 11 gods of earth. Some things we can see, some things we can feel, other things we either know or we don’t; they cannot be explained.

Sri Aurobindo goes on to explain the place of Savitur in our world. “Once the senses are controlled and the mind is stabilised through slaying of all the dark powers, comes the awakening, the goddess Ushas, who brings along with her Ashwins into the world of inner consciousness. After Ushas appears Aditi, the Primal Sun, the God of Light: First as Savitr, who represents the divine grace essential for all spiritual success, and then as Mitra, who as the divine love is considered as a friend of the illumined mind (Indra) and his associates (the other gods). The Sun is Truth, after which appear Rta (Truth in Action) and Rtachit (Truth Consciousness).”

When we look into ourselves and ask after the source of our activity or inactivity, we can talk all we want about choice and free will, reason and rationality, but every idea, every thought, every inspiration has as its source a ray of light, an illumination and some force that impels us to follow the path of the mind or the body that is lit up before us.


Vultures are the great scavengers of the world. They feed on the dead and have been called the janitors of the animal kingdom. The Zostarians (or is the the Jains?) put the dead bodies of their loved ones on a platform so that they may be eaten by the Vultures. It’s not hard to understand how this might actually be one of the most efficient and sustainable ways of disposing of dead human bodies. This is of course what happens to most animals that die a natural death: the scavengers and the insects take care of the bulk of the body before it starts to decompose and turn back into the earth.

Vultures fly very high like an eagle as the survey huge areas of land for fallen corpses.  clean up the rotting disease infested skilled, fly very high, angles, mimicry

(See the stories of crow below)

Horus: Rays of light

Palm: This seems to relate both to the palm of the hand as well as the palm tree.

Palm Sunday happens one week before Easter Sunday and marks the beginning of a holy week; some call it “Passion Sunday.” This is the day Jesus entered Jerusalem to a great “fan fair” as the locals waved palm leaves and covered his path with them. He knew that he was walking into his death, but he entered the city anyways. Before entering he sent two disciples to fetch him a colt which had not been broken. He rode in on this fresh donkey as the people shouted, “Hosanna, save now.” They recognized him as their king; their saviour. The palm leaves are considered a symbol of goodness and victory, of eternal life and victory over death. The Egyptians carried them in funeral processions. Arriving on a donkey was meant to show that he came in peace, with humility; and in turn they laid their cloaks down before him and an act of submission and surrender.

O Christ our God

When Thou didst raise Lazarus from the dead before Thy Passion,

Thou didst confirm the resurrection of the universe.

Wherefore, we like children,

carry the banner of triumph and victory,

and we cry to Thee, O Conqueror of love,

Hosanna in the highest!

Blessed is He that cometh

in the Name of the Lord.


Often a symbol of power, strength and protection. We use our hands to help and to ask for help, to reach out to the world and to grasp at it’s illusions. The hands are, however, most commonly associated with trying to make the right choice.

We have two hands, right and left, signifying the inherent dualities of the natural world: light & dark, good & evil, male & female, life & death, yin & yang. The hands relate with our ability to choose one side or the other. Savitur is invoked to help us make the right choice.

Potters Wheel / Impeller: 

Represents centrifugal force and brings to mind the action of an impeller in pumping systems. The impeller is the opposite of a turbine which draws energy out of moving water; the impeller adds force to make the water move and increase the flow and pressure of the water. The propeller that drives ships forward through the water can also be considered impellers. The agitator of a washing machine is also a kind of impeller. Fire fighters of most commonwealth countries use an impeller as a symbol.

Colour Green: 

Picasso had a “green period” whenever a Venus dasha period would come along.

Star of Hasta

“The lonely one offers his hand too quickly to whomever he encounters.”

― Friedrich Nietzsche

Corvus (d Corvi): The crow (or Raven). 

Made up of five stars (or fingers)

The sacred bird of Apollo which was tasked with watching over his pregnant lover while he was away. She gets bored and finds a new lover, but when the crow reports this to Apollo he is punished by being scorched black (crows were white before this). Apollo had his loved one killed, but the child was removed from her body first. This child grew up to be the great healer (seen in the constellation Ophiuchus; the serpent bearer).

  • Infidelity, treason, curses, conception of a son, wounded healer (relates also to Chiron)
  • Indication of death, meticulous timing. 

Alternate story about Apollo and the crow: Apollo sends the crow to fetch water, along the way he sees some figs that are almost ripe so he waits a few days, enjoys his feat and then continues his task. When he returns with the water he lies about his delay, blaming it on a water snake which blocked his path. He cursed the crow that he would not be able to drink at the time when figs become ripe. Then he put him in the sky as this constellation.

  • Distracted by temptations, lies, (Hermes-Mercury, the patron of rhetoric and lies) rules over Virgo

Health: Hands & fingers

  • Sinusitis, cough, cold, asthma, allergies
  • Frequent watery emanation for the nose, clotting of this fluid, 
  • Sensitive nervous system
  • Bowel, digestive problems, dysentery
  • Skin irritation
  • Turmeric, anti-bacterial, 
  • Balding, hair loss, 
Key Themes

Hasta is laughter, a hand, a spear. It’s ruled by the Moon, but its lord is the powerful solar deity Savitur, the impeller, propeller, agitator. Hasta wants you to rise; to get up early with a smile on your face. They are comfortable doing whatever need to get done. Dexterity and coordination go into everything they do. They often go into service work due to their helpful make that allows then to use their hands, fix things, solve problems,

  • Handyman of the zodiac. Good with their hands, good dexterity; arts & crafts; craftsmen, mechanics, manual labour, doing things by hand, hands-on healing like physiotherapy, massage, reki, pickpockets
  • Artists, Manual Labour, All professions requiring dexterity of hand; Mechanics; Jewellery makers, Acrobats, Gymnasts and Circus performers,Publishing & Printing Industry, Stage Magicians, Swindlers, Pickpockets, Stock Brokers,Packaging Industry,All people working in share and stock markets; Casino dealers; Toy Makers,Carpenters, Professional Gamblers, Bookies, Clerks, Bankers, Accountants, Typists, Cleaners, Housekeepers,Masseurs, Palmists,Pottery &. Ceramic industry,Interior decorators, Gardeners, Barbers, Hairdressers & Stylists, Sculptors, Martial Artists, Forgers, Thieves, Robbers dealing with opening safes, All street smart professions in general.
  • Tall and stout, calm nature, smiling, The moon here makes them a comforting parental figure who gives no real reason anyone can leave them. He gets respect and honour from society and will sacrifice his life for others. He is always ready to help others. Despite all this they get a lot of criticism and opposition. They can be plebeians who don’t like posh living even if they do have money. The Moon rulership of hasta also brings many ups and downs in life, Hasta placements can be very sensitive to what is going on in the world. For all their sincerity and hard work, they often end up with medium success. They do, however, tend to work at fairly high level careers in business or industry; tradesmen or craftsmen; social services or health care; military or war. . They can be vengeful; but can learn to leave the revenge to god and withdraw from conflict. They are quick to intervene in disputes and give good advice. They typically have really good all around knowledge and will take on many responsibilities
  • They keep strict discipline, 
  • They are the eye of the storm, the axel spinning the wheels. Their energy radiates outward and they often get things done by impelling others to do the work and put the result in their hands. This is the nakshatra of the villain who says, “I want the money in my hands by next week.”
  • Technology on the electromagnetic spectrum: cell phones, navigation, 
  • Handshake that serials the deal that is made in Uttara Phalguni. Seals the deal. Trust and confidence
  • Golden hands: gold watch, bracelet, bangle
  • Laughter, smiling, clapping of hands, ha, ha, ha, get up in the morning
  • Hamsa hande islamic hand to keep away evil eye
  • Routine, coordinated action. Schedule
  • Mobils, writing, keyboards, all these hand use. 
  • Intelligent: good at games, problem solving, putting the pieces together, using what is at hand, ingenuity of a farmer, street smarts, MacGyver talents. 
  • Numerical understanding & measuring: instrumentation, aviation, business, stock market, reading gauges and setting dials, publishing, printing, layout, giving step by step instructions. 
  • Friendly, neighbourly, youthful, likes to make people laugh, handshake agreements
  • May be jugglers, skilled in trickery, mimicry, deceit, card games, sleight of hand, magic, circus performers, contortionist, palm readers, tarot, making gestures
  • Can be shameless, merciless, thief, drunkard. 
  • Working with the public, good speakers, comedians, entertainers, skilled in rhetoric, sales person, public relations, teachers, politics
  • Qualities of a fencer: hand eye coordination, quick, precise, focused, acting and reacting
  • Parvati covered Shiva’s eyes. When the world went dark she had to go down to the earth and found him as a cow. Kripya kupe ishwara
  • They want to help and serve, they avoid expressing anger, persuasion, and many relationships and agreements. Fine line between public service & penury of odd jobs 
  • Changeable, low self esteem, critical, lack of trust, addiction, over indulgence, drugs
  • Remain calm and composed even when under extreme stress. But find it difficult to make important decisions which cause them to hesitate. This often makes for a life full of ups and downs (moon rulership)
  • Seeks revenge when he feels like he’s been wronged, but slowly withdraws from conflict understanding with a greater understanding of karma and consequence.   
  • Settle down in mid-life; capable of maintaining marriages. Good wife.  
  • Females with this can be argumentative and outspoken (usually a more difficult trait in women). Curbing this tendency will be to her benefit as she often does not think of the consequences of what she is saying. Express themselves shyly (like a virgin/Virgo). Often unemployed due to support from family or husband, they make good housewives and find comfort in habitual movements of house chores and taking care of the family. They tend towards plumpness and a soft body. If they are born into a very poor family she may go into agriculture or the construction trades.  
  • Golden tongue, golden hands, Gold

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Planetary Energies of Hasta

Moon: Emotional response, protective, follows natural rhythms. Caretaking of land, buildings, homes, people, children, one’s own self. Defence, boundaries walls, mothers, teachers, parents, folk culture, grass roots, habits, routine, the natural tides of the body, the rhythm of the seasons, the growing cycle of plants. The mind in general and our ability to keep our cool. It must be mentioned that the moon also rules over water, pearls, silver, milk, curd, breasts, all mother figures including the mother of your own children. Saltiness or saline are also signified by moon; our ability to ‘taste’ life and extract the flavour from it. The position of the Moon will greatly affect the function of this nakshatra.

Virgo: Virginal, innocent, young unmarried, easily exploited, victims class, no contract, no equity, disenfranchised, marginalised, loss of trust, loss of balance, war, enemies, toxic, pollution, accidents, exploitation, debt, accusation, litigation, logic, problem solving, criminals, prostitutes, addictions, animosity, enmity, complaints, obstacles, clinical, wellness, analysis, diagnostics, health care service, servants, pets.

Virgo + Moon: Moon and Virgo don’t really work well together as the mind rarely finds peace as there is a constant stream of scheming and analysis going on, but in hasta, the mind becomes accustomed to caring and comforting the sick while offering protection to the exploited classes of people

Ascendant In Hasta

They are often parental and protective leaders in groups or teams: coaches, foremen, band leaders. Helpful parental types with some kind of involvement in the community. They can be skilled fighters, acrobats, yogis, many of them are interested in Reiki, energy medicine and the power of the hand. Hasta is known as the golden handed   As main part of Virgo there is a lot of duality to these people and they might be caught living two lives. On one hand they are handy and helpful community minded people, while on the other hand they can exploit this perception of innocence. Hasta is swift and light so it can pass unrecognised. Hasta is like that deception which comes just before the hot war of Chitra,

Das – Behari General Indications: 1. Physical features: “You will be tall and of large stature, you may have mixed color with short hands in comparison to your body structure. There may be a scar or mark on the upper right hand or beneath the shoulder.” 2. Character and general events: “You will have a calm nature. There will be a peculiarity when you smile, in other words your sweet smile has the magnetic power to attract others. This inherent quality produces a vibration on others and it becomes difficult to leave you once such acquaintance takes place. You can easily get respect and honour from the public. You are always in readiness to help the needy for nothing in return. You do not like to deceive others even if it may cost you your life. In spite of this good quality, the reward you may get in return is nothing but criticism and opposition. You do not believe in a posh living. At one moment you may rise to the top and another moment you may fall to the bottom, whether in the professional field or mentally . Hence you cannot be categorised as permanently poor or wealthy. When you enter in a particular field and start gaining the object, reversal is already in store for you. While you try to get out of such reversal through your own effort, help comes from unexpected quarters and you achieve moderate success in the undertaking. It may appear that there is some hidden curse. The sincerity and hard work which you show in work should give you a wonderful boost. Although you do not desire to cause any trouble to others, once you are hurt, you may be in search of revenge. At the same time you take consolation in the feats of God by thinking”Let god give me this punishment and you slowly withdraw from the scene of conflict.” 3. Education, sources of earning/profession: “In the work field, you keep strict discipline. Normally employment in a subordinate level is not fit for you. You are most likely to be engaged in business or in a high position in industry. You will possess excellent all around knowledge. You will show to the world that you are not behind anybody on any matter. You are a good adviser as you have the capacity to intervene and settle various disputed matters. Many responsibilities will have to be undertaken by you before you can climb the ladder of success. Period up to your 30th year of age will bring in unexpected circumstantial changes both in the family front as well as in the academic and professional or business field. Period between 30 to 42 years of age will be your golden period, when you can settle down in your life. there will be remarkable accumulation of financial wealth and all around success in the business field in your later years.” 4. Family life: “You are able to enjoy a peaceful married life , even though occasional friction as is expected in a family will definitely be there. Your spouse will be simple and capable.” 5. Health: “You may be prone to cough and cold.”

Shil-Ponde: Male with Hasta Ascendant: “…clever, witty, and entertaining. They like social contacts and are particularly fond of the company of the opposite sex. When in trouble, go to a Hasta person; but do not try to pull the wool over their eyes, as they are extremely clever and will see through any deceit they are very likeable and are good company, but never very attractive physically.”

Shil-Ponde: Female with Hasta Ascendant: “A rather good natured, lazy character with a tendency to bursts of effort. If work becomes necessary to her comfort, she will tackle any hard task cheerfully and with zest in order to get it done. But she prefers to be lazy whenever she can. She is usually buxom in appearance with a rather fat stomach and ample bosom. A jolly disposition, seldom angry, and quick to forgive any slight or injury or wrong done to her. She is apt to suffer from chronic rheumatism and piles and should be careful in her diet; she should never over-eat.”

B.V. Raman Virgo Rising: “Impulsive, emotional, fond of learning. They love music and fine arts. They lack self-confidence. Methodical and ingenious, they have active minds. They will be middle sized. Their chest will be prominent, and when afflicted, weak also. They have a straight nose, cheeks are massive and forehead is good. They exhibit their intelligence when quite young. They are discriminating and emotional and get carried away easily by impulse. They are cautious regarding their own interests, prudent, economical, diplomatic and shrewd. As autors they make process in physical and chemical sciences. They acquire much power and influence over others. They are liable to suffer from nervous breakdowns and paralysis when this sign is afflicted. They are of a speculative nature.”


Ascendant in Hasta Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: Pushkara Navamsha. These folks have comforts of wealth and might especially be involved in financial services and banking. Or the services they provide will be for the upper echelon.

Celebrities with Hasta Ascendant

Bill Clinton (1), Mike Bloomfield (guitar, vocals (1)), Oxford (1), Simone Biles (gymnast (1)), Judia Wetly (1), General Custer (1), Anais Nin (1), Barbara Walters (1),  WW II (1), Jacques Cousteau (1), 

Otto von Habsburg (2), Brian Mulroney (2), Francois-Henri Pinault (2), Cat Stevens (2), Ken Wilber (transpersonal psychology & his own integral theory (2)), Denzel Washington (2), Natalie Wood (3), Earthquake 1960 (most powerful ever (2)), Hiroshima (2), Korean War (2), United Kingdom (2), Canada (2), 

John Smeaton (Father of Civil Engineering (3)), Stevie Wonder (3), Johnny Gottselig (3), Mr T (3), Howard Schultz (3), Frederich Hegel (3), Erich Fromm (3), Randall Woodfield (“I5 Bandit Killer” (3)), 

Ivan Pavlov? (4), Invasion of Grenada (4), Andy Griffith (4), Andrew Johnson (4), Woody Guthrie?? (4), Catherine of Aragon (4), Bob Newhart (2), Kevin Spacey?? (4), Wade Davis (4), Mark Twain (4), Antoine van Leeuwenhoek (4), 9/11 (4),  Richard Chamberlain (), Sidney Poitier (2), 

[Many charts have not been confirmed so ascendant and even Moon nakshatras may not be correct. There may be inconsistencies regarding the house placement of the planets as well. Use your own judgement. A healthy dose of scepticism should be applied to astrological data generally.]

Sun in Hasta

They are usually health conscious people with some level of athleticism and they may be involved in the health & wellness industry in some capacity. Racket sports, tennis, squash, table tennis are common. They can be self-protective and private with a preference for working and fixing things alone. They can also end up as the central figure of a big scandal, argument, or war. They express themselves best when there is a power imbalance: fields of law, medicine, therapy, exploitation, military rule. They might also be involved in a variety of community outreach programs for the disadvantaged or exploited.

They shine in situations that demand an attention to detail, a high Leven of skill, and problem solving. They can be very resourceful and adaptable in their thinking. Their usually clean, and will always be able to provide a practical solution. They can be incredibly productive and efficient with very few mistakes. They are often known for their craftsmanship, their brand, and their mastery in a particular field.

Authority figures may be parental and protective. The father figure may be expected to fix things at a young age. If they happen to gain authority for themselves they may be like a dictator with an intolerance for any kind of challengers. In the meantime they will be heard highlighting the shortcomings of others.

The Sun in Savitur’s nakshatra highlights the solar energy (perhaps brightened by the watery nature of the Moon rulership of hasta as well). Intelligence, illumination, leadership, and vitality all get a boost from this Sun placement. They blessing of saviours can give strength, confidence, inspiration and a sense of being aligned with one’s divine purpose. Their inner light shines bright and they could make a positive impact on the world.

They can push themselves too hard and experience burn out from the extra dose of heat, pressure. They might have too much ego, pride, arrogance, and a constant need for attention.

Gwyneth Paltrow runs Goop, which is a wellness and lifestyle brand. Larry T. is a Yoga Therapist, Sparrow is a music therapist. Olivia H works in medical imaging. Serena Williams has invested in Health Care start-up businesses to cater to women and people of colour. Some might say her true brand is “controversy.” Gavin Newsom has transformed the health care system in California through legislation. Gandhi is often criticised for his role in Free India

“. . .in August in Mississippi there’s a few days somewhere about the middle of the month when suddenly there’s a foretaste of fall, it’s cool, there’s an ambience, a soft, a luminous quality to the light, as though it came not from just today but from back in the old classic times. It might have fauns and satyrs and the gods and—from Greece, from Olympus in it somewhere. It lasts just for a day or two, then it’s gone. . .the title reminded me of that time, of a luminosity older than our Christian civilisation.” William Faulkner

They express them selves through careful attention to detail and make very good artists, writers, musicians, or even athletes. These are the ones who always have to struggle to find truth through their work, through adversity, through logic and critical thinking.

Bepin Behari Sun is in Virgo: “a synchronises with the ascendant, the individual will be capable of getting mysterious knowledge of the universal spirit pervading every event of life. It will demand that the individual gives up his personal attachments.”

Celebrities with Sun in Hasta

King Francis I of France (1), Pope Paul VI (1), Martin Heidegger (1), William Faulkner (1), Ivan Pavlov (1), Jim Caviezel (actor who played Jesus (1)), Moon Unit Zappa (1), Bridgitte Bardot (1), Serena Williams (Investments in health care, community outreach, tennis (1)), Avril Lavigne (pop singer (1)), Gwyneth Paltrow (Goop Wellness (1)), 

King Henry V of England (2), Horatio Nelson (2), Paul Villard (physics, chemistry, discovered Gamma rays (2)), Jack Parsons (Rocket Engineer (2)), Ip Man (Martial arts master (2)), Jimmy Carter (2), Don McLean (2), 

Putin (3), Mohandas Gandhi (3), Rutherford Hayes (Lawyer, military, President (3)), Robert H. Goddard (3), Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysics, pop. Science (3)), Ray Kroc (McDonalds (3)), Buster Keaton (3), Caravaggio (3), Jerome Deschamps (3), Jeff Conaway (acting, guitar, singing dabbler (3)), Clive Barker (3), Karl Theodor Komer (poet, philosopher, nationalist, soldier (3)), Patrick Roy (hockey goaltender (3)), Mario Lemieux (hockey legend (3)), Anne Rice (Vampire novels (3)), Susan Sarandon (3), Ghwen Stefani (3), Kate Winslet (3), Sexual Abuse # (sexually abused by father (?)), 

Desmond Tutu (4), Chester Arthur (4), Gavin Newsom (4), Moki Suduko (4), Le Corbusier (town planner (4)), Niels Bohr (4), Eddie Rickenbacker (4), John Lennon (4), Nick Cannon (4), Chevy Chase (comedian actor (4)), Matt Damon (actor (4)), Sonny Barger (Hells Angels (4)), David Gilbert (communist, armed robbery (4)), Tanya Tucker (country singer (4)), Sigourney Weaver (4), Sting (),///

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Moon in Hasta  

“I’m not a man who constantly thinks up jokes. But I think it’s very important to be able to see the funny side of life and its joyful dimension and not to take everything too tragically. I’d also say it’s necessary for my ministry. A writer once said that angels can fly because they don’t take themselves too seriously. Maybe we could also fly a bit if we didn’t think we were so important.”

— Pope Benedict XVI

The classics say that one born in with Moon in Hasta will be sensually disposed, enthusiastic, clever, good in speaking, but disposed to thievery. He will be rich and be intent on living in foreign places. He will show enthusiasm in war, at which he will be an expert and will destroy enemies. The native will be industrious, devoted to love & virtue, valorous but addicted to females, and will serve others. He will befriend the learned and live in opulence. They have active habits and many resources they can draw upon. They are energetic, daring, shameless, merciless, a drunkard and thief. (The Classics: Varahamihira, Brihat Samhita, Sage Narada, Hora Sara, Jataka Parijata.)

The dual nature promised by Virgo is found in Hasta through the relationship between Sun (ruling deity) & Moon (ruling planet). On one hand they are strong, daring, protective or guardian figures; while on the other hand they are lighthearted, practical-joking parental figures. They are usually community minded and like being with family and friends. They might seek out roles that allow them to serve and protect, healing, healthcare, and wellness. They are servants and fixers. They can be a little suspicious and untrusting, possibly because they are themselves known for their trickery which can lead to theft. They usually have good dexterity and coordination of mind; of body; between the hand and the eye. It can be a good place for Hatha Yoga, gymnastics, wrestling; mental gymnastics, wrestling with problems.

If the Moon is afflicted and poorly placed these Hasta folks can be cruel, lying, cheating, thieving, employing trickery to make a living; addicted to wine and women; always chasing after the opposite sex and often taking advantage or their relatively innocent looks. They can be emotional and easily triggered bringing, which causes them to become insolent and heartless. They are usually comforted by a little handi-work, fixing or crafting things, offering protection and shelter to the less fortunate.

“We can fall, but in the end we fall into God’s hands, and God’s hands are good hands.” — Pope Benedict XVI

“If we take the Lord’s hand and let ourselves be guided by him, the path we take will be right and good.”— Pope Benedict XVI

Tall and stout, calm nature, smiling, The Moon here makes them a comforting parental figure who gives no real reason anyone can leave them. He gets respect and honour from society and will sacrifice his life for others. He is always ready to help others. Despite all this they get a lot of criticism and opposition. They can be plebeians who don’t like posh living even if they do have money. The Moon rulership of Hasta also brings many ups and downs in life, Hasta placements can be very sensitive to what is going on in the world. For all their sincerity and hard work, they often end up with medium success. They do, however, tend to work at fairly high level careers in business or industry; tradesmen or craftsmen; social services or health care; military or war. They can be vengeful; but can learn to leave the revenge to god and withdraw from conflict. They are quick to intervene in disputes and give good advice. They typically have really good all around knowledge and will take on many responsibilities.

Females with this can be argumentative and outspoken (usually a more difficult trait in women). Curbing this tendency will be to her benefit as she often does not think of the consequences of what she is saying. Express themselves shyly (like a virgin/Virgo). Often unemployed due to support from family or husband, they make good housewives and find comfort in habitual movements of house chores and taking care of the family. They tend towards plumpness and a soft body. If they are born into a very poor family she may go into agriculture or the construction trades.

Bepin Behari Moon in Virgo: “makes the psyche susceptible to influences of earthly life and involved in pleasures derived from sensual gratifications. It will be almost shut against admonitions coming from the higher plane.”


Moon in Hasta Pada 1, Aries Navamsha: Quick, strong, militaristic, materialistic, advanced problem solvers, good at mathematics,. They fight to win and can be especially quarrelsome and aggressive when they drink alcohol. They may suffer many ups and downs in life, have poor health and get into accidents. Despite all of this, they typically like philosophy, especially things like “The Art of War,” “The Prince,” and Clausewitz’s “On War.” Ultimately they want to apply technique to solve problems. They can be into health and healing: massage, acupuncture healing, meditation when this is very well-placed. This same mind can be applied to mechanics to airplanes, cars, buildings, or computers as a service tech or some such specialisation. At heart these people want fix things with fire and steel, penetrate, which means they can also go towards police or military as well. This pada tends to be the most critical and aggressive part of Hasta. Mars can be very directly aggressive a war like when placed here.

Moon in Hasta Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: Pushkara Navamsha. Mercury is exalted at 15º and moolatrikona from 17º to 19º degrees. Moon is in her exalted Navamsha. They can be a little slow but they typically have good family values and less enemies. They are typically handsome and have a stable mind with some knowledge of scripture. They may have trouble with their parents, love music, watery places and animals. They can also be proud, dishonest and careless.

Moon in Hasta Pada 3, Gemini Navamsha: These highly mercurial people deal with a lot of information, communication. They can either be very chatty and friendly or completely absorbed in their work. Many seem to have a cruel streak that may come from everything being just numbers and information; they loose the human dimension to what they’re working with. The duality is strong here; they are good communicators and analysts, story tellers and accountants, they can be very flirtatious and get involved with all kinds of group efforts and might seek remedies by reaching out to others, through meetings and workshops. They say that friendships are born form enmity with this Moon. This can include healing and wellness groups, group therapy. They tend to remain emotionally immature in some peculiar way.

Moon in Hasta Pada 4, Cancer Navamsha: The Moon can do very well here. They are very good teachers, parents and helpers; respectful, brave, kind, clear minded, and typically have control over their senses. They can be protective of the home, family and local community. They are often guardian figures protecting and helping the weak, the injured, and those who cannot help themselves. Long friendly face. Mars here is likely to relate the person with war in some passive aggressive way.

Celebrities with Moon in Hasta

Markle Duchess of Sussex (1), Charles Guthrie (Military Officer (1)), Matt Molloy (flute master (1)), Niels Bohr (1), Orville Wright (1), Jean Charest (1), Shania Twain (1), Meghan Ashley Black (1), Sheri Shepard (1), Ukraine Revolution (1), 

Pope Paul VI (2), Thomas Wolsey (2), Anthony Kennedy (2), William Harvey (physician, anatomy, blood circulation (2)), Burt Reynolds (2), Andy Hug (2), Sonny Liston Boxer (2)), Dr Dre (gangster rap (2)), Sid Vicious (punk rock (2)),, Agatha Christie (detective novels (2)), Emma Stone (2), Julian Lennon (2), 

Josef Stalin (3), George Bush Sr (3), Joseph Mengele (Dr Death: SS physician, experiments (3)), Walt Disney (3), Swami Vivekananda (3), Murray Rothbard (anarco-capitalism (3)), Malala Yousafzai (3), John Dalton (3), Ray Charles (3), John Patterson (Physics professor, meteorologist (3)), Clifford Olsen (serial killer (3)), Antoni Gaudi (architect, designer (3)), Maya Angelou (3), Dan Ackroyd (3), Clive Wearing (early classical music specialist; Amneisia (3)), Glasgow (3), 

Pope Benedict XVI (4), Nikola Tesla (4), Jordan Peterson (4), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (3)), Ted Cruz (4), Frank Evers Beddard (Zoologist: worms (4)), Werner Heisenberg (Pioneer of Quantum Mechanics (4)), Robert Boustany (4), Leonardo DiCaprio (4), Nick Cannon (4), Pamela Aden (4), Mylene Farmer (singer (4)), Elizabeth Banks (4), Jeanne d’Arc (4), WW I (4), 18july2023/

Mars in Hasta 

“It might be said of psychoanalysis that if you give it your little finger, it will soon have your whole hand.”

— Sigmund Freud

“Neurotics complain of their illness, but they make the most of it, and when it comes to talking it away from them they will defend it like a lioness her young”

— Sigmund Freud 

Mars is very strong in the 1st pada but debilitated in the 4th pada. Aggressive use of facts and logic, compelled to blame and accuse others, use language an humour in an aggressive way (sarcasm, criticism, snide comments). They often dominate those who are in their care, students, apprentices, as well as servants, and the underprivileged. They are driven to fix things, This is a good position for massage therapists, handymen, servants and service personnel who tend to be masculine, competitive, aggressive and warlike. Whatever they are doing usually takes a lot of fine motor coordination; more of an aggressive touch then a gentle one though. especially in the 4th pada where he is debilitated in the navamsha which is likely to result in the lashing out at others in order to feel secure in themselves. The 1st pada is also warlike, but more aggressive in conquering, penetrating and taking initiative. They might weaponise one’s own good nature as well as using humour, sarcasm, and crude jokes to gain an upper hand.


Mars in Hasta Pada 1, Aries Navamsha: Assertive and direct, natural leaders, or the kind of people who have a way of inserting themselves into a leadership position. They can be good coaches or motivational speakers. They tend to be the more independent, freedom loving, take no bullshit kinda Hastas. They can be impatient, angry, demanding people. In Mars periods everything will have a sense of urgency to it.

Mars in Hasta Pada 4, Cancer Navamsha: May be overly aggressive, impatient and critical with oneself and others.

Celebrities with Mars in Hasta

 Suleiman the Magnificent (1), Louis Riel (1), Sigmund Freud (1), Bill Clinton (1), Leonardo del Vecchio (1), Sarah Bernhardt (1), Male Prostitute (1), Korean War (1), 

William of Cambridge (2), George Soros (2), Sanjay Rath (2), David Phillips (Climatologist (2)), George Orwell (2), Bob Newhart (2), Barry White (2), Margaret Thatcher (2), Whitney Houston (2), Turkey independence (2), Black Monday Stock Crash 1987 (2), 

Bill Gates (3), Nelson Mandela (Lawyer; 1st post-apartheid president (3)), Andrew Johnson (3), Joseph Conrad (3), Larry Nassar (child abuser physiotherapist (3)), Marcel Proust (3), Malala Yousafzai (3), Stonewall Jackson (3), Pierre Paul Broca (anthropology, brain anatomy (3)), Eminem (3), Elvis Presley (3), Terry MacKinnell (3), Kate Duchess of Cambridge (3), Richard Gatling (3),

Sheldon Adelson (casino resorts and political philanthropy (4)), Ted Turner (4), Johannes Kepler (Laws of Planetary Motion (4)), Amitabh Bachhan (4), Jian Ghomeshi (radio host, music critic (4)), Charles Guthrie (Military Officer (4)), Johnny Stompanato (4), Johnny Carson (4), Christopher Columbus (4), Louis Braille (4), Art Tatum (4), Gordon Lightfoot (4), David Carradine (4), Coccinelle (4), AOC (4),  Drew Lawrence (), , Gilles Villenuve (), Oshima Volcano (), ///18july2023///

Mercury in Hasta

“If you want peace, don’t talk to your friends, take to your enemies.”

—Desmond Tutu —

Mercury is exalted in hasta. These folks are excellent communicators and masters of the art of the argument. They are also good at mathematics, accounting. They are excellent coordinators, have a very good memory and quick hands. They are usually friendly, happy, neighbourly, humble, people; but also quick and witty. They take a very analytical approach to solving problems. Isabel Myers-Briggs developed her famous personality types in order to understand the differences between her and her husband.

Celebrities with Mercury in Hasta

Warren Buffett (1), Henry Ford II (1), Stephen Jay Gould (1), Nietzsche (1), Louis Sullivan (1), Dwight Eisenhower (1), Desmond Tutu (1), Penny Marshall (1), Richard Gere (1), Sigourney Weaver (1), Mary Anne Adan-Harter (market analyst (1)), 

King Henry V of England (2), Evander Holyfield (2), Roger Waters (2), Don McLean (2), Bob Newhart (2), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (2)), Sylvia Brown (2), 

Peter Smith (AI, Comp. Science, Mathematics (3)), Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysics, pop. Science (4)), Moki Soduko (3), Paul Villard (physics, chemistry, discovered Gamma rays (3)), Buddy Holly (3), Robin Di Angelo (3), Richard Gatling (3), Gwyneth Paltrow (3), Ursula Le Guin (3), Catherine Zeta Jones (3), Margaret Trudeau (3), Mylene Farmer (singer (3)), Isabel Myers-Briggs (3), Black Thursday Stock Crash 1929 (3), 

K.N. Rao (4), Louis Riel (4), Bill Gates (4), Hank Williams (4), Stephen King (4), Sonny Barger (4), Agatha Christie (4), Sophia Loren (4), 9/11 (4),

Jupiter in Hasta 

“If you handle your entire life with logic alone, you will end up in a mess.” 

— Sadhguru 

Only a fool learns from his own mistakes. The wise man learns from the mistakes of others.

— Otto von Bismarck 

Jupiter is exalted in the navamsha in the 4th pada. They will often fight for the rights of the marginalised and disadvantaged in some way. Jupiter brings an expansion to all the basic Virgo traits like service, crime, innocence, crime, healing, imbalance, and lack of trust. Extends one’s reach, gives much service, and is highly intelligent.

Celebrities with Jupiter in Hasta

Otto Von Bismarck (1), Sadhguru (1), Johnny Michael Spann (CIA Paramilitary (1)), Lucky Luciano (Mob boss (1)), Jacques Cousteau (1), John McAfee (anti-virus computer programer (1)), Bret Weinstein (podcast & evolutionary biology (1)), Rudolf Kempe (Opera Conductor (1)), Edward Norton (actor (1)), Will Smith (actor, famous slap (1)), Clay Walker (country singer (1)), Dave Grohl (1), Marilyn Manson (1), Jose Feliciano (blind guitare vocals (1)), Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex (1), Jennifer Aniston (1), Jessica Watson (1), Sydney Watson (1), Marla Runyan? (1), Indonesia Volcano 1815 (most powerful in 10 000 years (1)), 

Thomas Wolsey (2), Julius Mayer (2), Don McLean (2), Frank Abbandando (mob killer (2)), John Walker Lindh (American Jihadist (2)), Paris Hilton (2), Treaty of Lancaster 1744, (2), 

Suleiman the Magnificent (3), Genghis Khan (3), George Washington (3), Harold Washington (3), Joseph Lister (3), Auguste Lumiere (3), Michael Faraday (3), Enzo Ferrari (race car driver, founder of Ferrari (3)), Justin Timberlake (3), Marie Antoinette (3), Catherine Zeta Jones (3), Rocio Perez (3), Deni Montana Harrelson (3), India Demonetisation (3),

Pope Benedict XIII (4), William Harvey (physician, anatomy (4)), Larry King (news anchor (4)), Robert J Parks (pioneer of space program (4)), Karl Theodor Komer (poet, philosopher, nationalist, soldier (4)), John A. Alonzo (cinematographer, director (4)), Chris Bruusgaard (mid-wife (4)), Mother Teresa (4), Ghwen Stefani (4), Janet Banzet (4), Tegan/Sara/ Quin (4), Night of the Long Knives (4), Tsunami 2004 (4), 

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Venus in Hasta

“What is a cynic? A man who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing.”

— Oscar Wilde 

“Work is the curse of the drinking class.”

—Oscar Wilde 

“War is progress. Peace is stagnation.”


Venus is debilitated here but gets a considerable boost when in conjunction with Mercury or Mercury is in Libra. Complicates relationships by reducing trust, making people fight for love, and seeing the beauty in exploitation. They love to be of service, the women, sisters and wives love to be of service and there can be considerable imbalance in social relationships with women. Women are most likely to experience this as exploitation and female health problems. Both sexes tend to objectify love, sex and beauty. Men are especially attracted to their servers, servants, service personnel and often get in relationships with women who work for them or are of a lesser caste, young, and virginal. They might become distant from their wives after the birth of children. Women with this position have a hard time to recognise their inner beauty and are prone to objectifying themselves. There is this idea that they cannot negotiate on a fair battle field, a woman may not feel pretty enough, so she wears a shorter skirt. A man may feel that he cannot get a woman on his level so looks for women who are easy or can be purchased. This is often depicted as a position that gives some objectification of women, but it’s actually an objectification of love and beauty as images to be projected rather than truths in themselves.

There are almost always imbalances in the relationship, but there are many opportunities where this debilitation can be reversed by Mercury. They could work in financial services, deal with luxury health care or wellness resorts. They might have a love for logic, debate, argumentation, war. They often have a mismatch in their style somehow, they have an appreciation for the imbalances of life. Women in their life may be exploited for their service and labour. Relationships may be practical and convenient. They often fall in love with “the under dog.” This love for the underdog goes out into the whole world as their senses look out through a watery emotionalised filter of Hasta. Just listen to a few Kenny Rogers love songs and you’ll know what I mean. But very often this love does not fix anything, it just masks the suffering. Depending on the houses involved, they may have to fight for ownership of those things. They can also gain from their exploited status receiving free gifts from family or government and they might sometimes seek to exploit their own exploited status as they recognise the value of it.

“The system of logic is the realm of shadows, the world of simple essentialities, freed of all sensuous concretion. To study this science, to dwell and to labor in this realm of shadows, is the absolute culture and discipline of consciousness.”


Celebrities with Venus in Hasta

Sivananda (1), Picasso (1), Dave Chappelle (1), Maxine Waters (1), J.B.S. Haldane (1), Travis Barker (1), David Phillips (Climatologist (1)), Buddy Holly (1), Davy Crocket (1), Margaret Mitchell (1), Kristen Gilbert (nurse who killed her patients (1)), Madame Helena Blavatsky (1), New Zealand (1), Black Thursday Stock Crash 1929 (1),

Christopher Columbus (2), Thich Nhat Hanh (2), Oscar Wilde (2), Chad Smith (Drummer (2)), Orville Wright (2), Amitabh Bachhan (2), Robert Curry (2), Cynthia Breazeal (robotics (2)), Zenobia Camprubi (2), Emma Stone (2), Tanya Tucker (2), 

Queen Elizabeth I of England (3), Bill Clinton (3), Bernard Montgomery (WW II Commander (3)), Genghis Khan (3), Joseph Goebbels (3), Ernest Rutherford (3), Jack Welch (3), Barry White (3), Georgia O’Keeffe (2), Evelyn Mary Booth (Botanist (3)), Shania Twain (3), 

Prince Charles of Wales (4), James Garfield (4), Frederich Hegel (4), Auguste Lumiere (4), Kenny Rogers (4), Richard Gere (4), Tim Robbins (4), Usain Bolt (sprinter (4)), Billie Jean King (tennis, gender equality, social justice (4)), 

Saturn in Hasta

“The heart of our karate is real fighting.There can be no proof without real fighting. Without proof there is no trust. Without trust there is no respect. This is a definition in the world of martial arts.”

—Masutatsu Oyama

Karma, servant, hard work, commitment. Saturn likes virgo, routine and repetitive work, service, working class, …. Very disciplined people. Loves to work hard, long hours with their hands, long hands, pain in their hands, stiff hands, very critical with their hands, long tasks by hand, healing with hands, mechanical work, plumbing, farming. Give gloves to your servants (help your servants), they must do the right thing. Tamasic energy: will always persevere with hard work. Mechanical technical fields, hands on labour. Moon rules Hasta; gets too attached to their work, to what they build, cannot let go of their work or with what they have done. They hoard a little bit; they don’t want to share the work. In the 6th house it can make a hand doctor. Using the hands to kill or beat people. Use their hands to serve criminals: steal, rob, kill. Hands will be darker than the rest of the body (especially 3rd house). Movement of the hands may be slow. Long slow projects completed by hand. Hard work by hand will bring good karma.

The hard work that must be done. They can tap into ancient knowledge, spiritual knowledge. Saturn does a lot of repetitive hard work, practical knowledge of the hands. Long hours with their hands. Servants will have big hands, pain in the hands, they might be very good with their hands. Give gloves to your servants. Mechanical technical work, farming. Too attached to their work and the projects they create. They don’t let go easily.

“Each of us has his cowardice. Each of us is afraid to lose, afraid to die. But hanging back is the way to remain a coward for life. The Way to find courage is to seek it on the field of conflict. And the sure way to victory is willingness to risk one’s own life.”

—Masutatsu Oyama

Celebrities with Saturn in Hasta

Meghan Markle Duchess of Sussex (1), Emil Lenz (physicist (1)), Robert J Parks (pioneer of space program (1)), J.M.W. Turner (1), Jack Kerouac (1), Pier Paolo Pasolini (1), Kim Kardashian (1), Tulsi Gabbard (1), Jessica Alba (Actress; Housewares (1)), 

Swami Vivekananda (2), J.B.S. Haldane (2), Squire Whipple (engineer (2)), Mr T (2), John Goodman (2), Dan Ackroyd (2), Larry Elder (radio host (2)), Moki Suduko (2), George Strait (country music (2), Orhan Pamuk (novelist (2)), Darryl Anka (2), Justin Timberlake (2), John Walker Lindh (American Jihadist (2)), Isabella Rosselini (2), Paris Hilton (2), 

Franco (3), Harvey Weinstein (3), Jack Anderson (founder of modern investigative journalism (3)), Patrick Swayze (3), Steven Seagal (Aikido, actor (3)), Serena Williams (tennis, investment (3)), Tegan/Sara/ Quin (3), Andre-Marie Ampere (3),

Paramahansa Yogananda (4), William of Cambridge (4), Genghis Khan (4), Oliver Cromwell (4), Masutatsu Oyama (4), Ip Man (4), Christopher Reeve (4), Bailey Sherwood (child actor, civil engineer (4)), Terry MacKinnell (4), Christiaan Barnard (heart surgeon (4)), Hans Christian Anderson (4), Leon Gaumont (early motion pictures, industrialist (4)), Francisco de Goya (fine art (4)), Art Tatum (piano (4_), Ivanka Trump? (4), Sydney Biddle Barrow (professional madam, escorts (4)), Dorothy Dandridge (4), Elsie Inglis (surgeon, hospice, women’s health (4)), Priyanka Chopra (Actress, tech investments, a haircare brand, a restaurant, and a homeware line (4)), Horst Wolfram Geissler (),////17July2023///

Rahu in Hasta

“If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”

—Isaac Newton

Rahu is said to be exalted here. Fascinated by argumentation, imbalance, crime, prostitution, broken trust; fascinating accusations. These folks might pretend to be a victim or they might be the exploitative helper.   Rahu in Hasta can gain by breaking or killing the

Distorts the duty to protect, to care for, or to teach. Can cause some deformity in the hands, arms or wrists.

“The Ministry of Peace concerns itself with war, the Ministry of Truth with lies, the Ministry of Love with torture and the Ministry of Plenty with starvation. These contradictions are not accidental , nor do they result from from ordinary hypocrisy: they are deliberate exercises in doublethink”

—George Orwell

Celebrities with Rahu in Hasta

Pope Pius IX (1), King Francis I of France (1), Stephen Wolfram (Mathematics (1)), Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York (1), Togo Heihachiro (1), Kevin Spacey?? (1), Neil Diamond (1), William T. Vollman (1), H.G. Wells (1), 

Robert J Parks (pioneer of space program (2)), Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (2), Gary Gilmore (2), Lil Peep? (2), Evelyn Waugh (2), Pier Paolo Pasolini (2), Harold Washington (2), Dace partner (2), Bruce Lee (2), Jack Kerouac (2), Richard Pryor (2), 

Pence (3), Trump Jr (3), Tenzin P.D. (3), John Lennon (3), Hugh Laurie (House MD (3)), Wim Hof (3), Ernest Starling (Physiology: Blood, Heart, Hormones, Kidneys (3)), Paula Yates (3), Martin Sheen (3), Robert Buell (3), Bobby Hatfield (3), George Orwell (3), Lance Alworth (3), Jesse James (3), Emmanuel Macron (3), 

Michael Faraday (4), Isaac Newton (4), Karl Theodor Komer (poet, philosopher, nationalist, soldier (4)), Argentina (4), Michael Faraday (4),///

Ketu in Hasta 

“I slept with faith and found a corpse in my arms on awakening; I drank and danced all night with doubt and found her a virgin in the morning.”

—Aleister Crowley

Ketu in hasta can numb or cut the hands and fingers. Random service jobs, arguments, and debts. Can be very touchy without even knowing they are doing it. Their hands might seem to reach out on their own. Talking with their hands. They communicate through touch. Unusual sense of humour. Masters of disguise and costume. 

“It is a primordial, universal idea that the dead simple continue their earthly existence and do not know that they are disembodied spirits, an archetypal idea which enters into immediate. Visible manifestation whenever anyone sees a ghost.” 

—Carl Jung

Celebrities with Ketu in Hasta

Nostradamus? (1), Barron Trump (1), Heinz Kohut (psychoanalyst (1)), Aldous Huxley (1), Desmond Tutu (1), K.N. Rao (1), Steven Crowder (Change my Mind (1)), Bunny Andrews (1), Jean Beliveau (1), Jon Jones (MMA (2)), Marla Runyan? (1), Coccinelle (1),

Richard Nixon (2), George Soros (2), William Harvey (physician, anatomy, blood circulation (2)), Hermann Oberth (rocketry (2)), Heinrich Hertz (2), Ferdinand Porsche (2), Count Zeppelin (2), Aleister Crowley (2), Stevie Wonder (2), Will Smith (1), Dave Toschi (2), Jim Caviezel (actor who played Jesus (2)), Maria Siemionow (nerve regeneration surgeon (2)), Alice Monroe (2), 

Otto von Habsburg (3), Nikita Khrushchev (3), Tamerlane (3), Carl Jung (3), Ben English (3), Gillian Anderson (3), Dale Evans (3), Calgary City (3), 

Pope Clement XII (4), Ram Das (4), BV Raman (4), Mikhail Gorbachev (4), Allan Pinkerton (Detective (4)), Rupert Murdoch (4), William Shatner (4), Leonard Nimoy (4), Jeff Bridges (4), Tom Waits (4), Willie Mays (4), Patrice Alegre (4), United Kingdom (4), 

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2 thoughts on “13. Hasta”

  1. Hey Mike!

    I have Hasta Saturn ( 4th pada) in the 2nd house aspect Anuradha Venus ( 4th pada ) ..and my Venus gets aspect by Magha Mars , Pushya Rahu, Rohini Moon.
    Please can you tell what it shows for me?
    Thank you so much

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