(26° 40’ Aries – 10° 00’ Taurus.) Pleiades.
Ruled by the Sun.
The star of fire. The power to burn or cut away what doesn’t belong.
Meaning: The Cutter, the Champion, the Commander in Chief, One who Cuts
Main deity: Kartikeya, & Agni – God of Fire
Main symbols: an Ax, Razor and Flame, Peacock, Numbers 6 & 7.
Secondary deities: Diyonysus, Seven Sisters, Seven Wives. Western Deity: Hestia
Rulership: White flowers, Brahmans who maintain and worship the sacred fire daily, those who know the sacred hymns and sacrificial rules, grammarians, miners, barbers, potters, priests and astrologers.
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Gotra/Clan: Sage Angiras
Nature: Mixed – Sharp/Soft
Body parts: Hips, Loins, Top & back of head.
Animal: Female Goat (sheep)
Tree – incense: Cluster Fig – Gular – Athi
Qualities of Krittika
Destructive Energy: Krittika is a very creative energy, but it creates thru destruction, breaking things apart so that something better can grow. It represents the aggressive aspects of sexual union, the force used to give birth, and the championship of the sperm that succeeds in fertilising the egg. There can’t be a winner in a world without losers. Krittika will often seek to knock others down. These people can also burn a lot of bridges in their life and leave a lot of general destruction in their wake.
Sage Angirasa: his name means, he who has “sprung from the coals,” “shines like fire,” or “the radiant one.” He is associated with many beautiful hymns, especially in the Atharva Veda and Rig Veda. He was a teacher of yagya (fire worship) and soma practices which he acquired from Bhrigu. He’s closely connected with concepts of oblation and memory. His intense contemplation on Para-Brahma produced great tejas. His followers seek vast open natural spaces for contemplation and knowledge seeking. Hymns and mantras are mostly pleasant but he also has mantras for harming others, relating him to black magic. Brihaspati and Prana are his most famous children. Dirghatamas was Anghiras’ blind grandson and father of Gautama Maharishi
Rakshasa / Demon: The aggressive and sensualist side of this nakshatra makes it somewhat demonic even though it belongs to the brahmin caste. It’s concern with status also puts it on the side of the demons. Venus is the guru of the demons. One may be challenging someone on principle, but the challenge itself I like a small war with as much potential for good as for evil. These people like very much to metaphorically (and perhaps literally) play with fire.
Brahmin: The priestly educated caste. As the commander in chief they are typically one of the most trusted advisors to the king and can easily take the seat of a righteous warrior king or spiritual warrior. Krittika seeks to use his cutting, critical nature to stand on principle, defend honour, and protect the weak.
Kama: Kittika is motivated by his desire to enjoy the object of the senses and of perception. One also seeks to make yourself desirable. It’s for this reason that Krittikas are required to control their senses and their mind and find one pointed focus; otherwise they run the risk of never enjoying any depth to their satisfaction. They can be very self-entitled and self-indulgent sensualists without proper discipline. They want to enjoy life and love, making friends and social connections, doing what they can to work their way to the top of the social hierarchy. Planets that have some natural social talent will do well here while the others will show their awkwardness. Sun and Mars can be aggressive while Moon and Venus are more likely to attract aggression.
Misra – Mixed: Wednesdays. Vishaka is the only other Mixed Nakshatra. They are a mix of all the qualities: fierce, gentle, movable, fixed, sharp, dynamic. Multitasking is common for these folk. They like to be in high stress positions with a lot of critical information coming moment by moment. They think on their feet, take charge and take care of business. They like to mix things up to keep themselves sharp. They might literally or metaphorically “play with fire” or electricity. They might also be more literally into mixing things like bartenders, alchemists, pharmacists.
Active: Planets here will actively pursue their interests. This is one of the key points of Krittika and hardly needs further discussion here. Active planets like Mars and Sun will have their activity enhanced. If afflicted here it can make a person very aggressive and commanding. More passive planets will struggle in an active field. Venus’s image does not typically command the same respect as a great leader, but a positive full moon can do good here since the whole rhythm of their life is based on gaining the appreciation of others. The moon here can make an active mind, but we need active and alert minds to nourish and protect the weak. Saturn will be like putting an old man jogging; he can still do well, but may follow the “slow and steady wins the race” mantra.
Rajas: function through the mind, emotions, intellect in a spiritually active way.
Earth element: The creative and productive energy of nakshatra seeks solid results. But people with this nakshatra often stand for something; it may be a principle, a system, a social cause,
Kapha: Water + Earth = Cool, oily, heavy, stable, slow, soft, gross, sticky/cloudy, smooth
- Stable, slow, methodical, greedy
- Disturbed by sweet (Jupiter), salty (Moon), sour (Venus).
- Pacified by pungent (Sun) and astringent (Saturn)
This reminds us that Kittika is ultimately a stabilising protective force. Kapha is cool, oily, heavy, stable, slow, soft, gross, sticky/cloudy, smooth. Ultimately a warrior embraces the principles of kapha: be cool and smooth, take your time, remain sable and flow like oil, keep yourself together.
Female: Krittika is mostly in Taurus which relates to the beauty of the world as an object of the senses. It’s a place of great unique creativity where new things are born into this world.
Adho Mukha – Downward Facing: Relates with research, containment, underground activity, digging wells or mines, drilling for oil, digging up the garden or other trenching activities. It may also relate with shame, pessimism or low self worth that causes you to keep your eyes cast downward. Bharani, Krittika, Ashlesha, Magha, Purva Phalguni, Vishakha, Mula, Purva Ashadha, and Purva Bhadra. Planets like Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu share this nature.
North: planets here are likely to give their results in the north. When this asterism is placed in the northern quadrant of the chart it gains extra strength to give results. North is also the direction of death
Female Sheep / Ewe:
Flock mentality, with ewes maintaining their maternal group for a lifetime. The flock typically includes multiple females with one or two rams. As many as 40 – 50 ewes may be managed by a single adult ram. Members of the flock are usually connected through casual affiliation rather than social hierarchies like cows. They have a strong affiliation with the flock and may become stressed, aggressive and panicky when separated from the rest of the flock. They reach sexual maturity by 6 to 8 months of age and will go into heat for about 30 hours every 17 days when in season. Mating behaviour includes nudging, kicking, pawing, low stretches, and pushing. She will give off a scent and make physical displays to show the males she is ovulating. They will occasionally be born lacking functional ovaries and displaying more masculine behaviour. In pregnancy their udders and vulva will swell up and vaginal, uterine or anal prolapse is not uncommon. Although some ewes have had as many as nine lambs in a litter, it’s much more common for them to produce only one or two. They have a uniquely curved cervix unlike most mammals. Mineral and vitamin deficiencies can cause infertility. Selenium, copper vitamins A & D are key.
The energy of Krittika is ultimately destructive but it carries this out through a mix of sharp & soft ways. This reminds me of martial arts training with a mix of soft gentle motions that are like dancing, with hard, sharp cutting strikes to destroy the enemy. Krittika is all about championship and passing all the tests, it’s a good day to challenge yourself to move up to the next level. It’s a great day for sporting competition and actively pursuing your interests. A little self-criticism can bring auspicious benefits on a day when the moon passes through Krittika.
Cutting away whatever isn’t useful is the main theme of Krittika. Use fire and steel to get rid of the old to make way for the new. This is also a great nakshatra for the destructive side of new construction works: clearing the land, tearing down the old, cutting the grass and trimming the trees. This a very auspicious nakshatra for a haircut or a visit to the tailor.
When the moon happens to transit Krittika on a Wednesday, we are instructed to make clarified butter (ghee) from cows milk. The metaphor says a lot about the kinds of purification that can take place under Krittika.
- Moon is exalted at 3º Taurus
- Moon is Moolatrikona for the last 27ºs of Taurus (3º – 27º Taurus)
- Pushkara Navamsha: 26º 40 – 30º Aries (Sagittarius Navamsha).
- Pushkara Navamsha: 6º 40’ – 10º Taurus (Pisces Navamsha),
- Vastu tells us that the kitchen should be in the South East corner of the house or living space
Hips, loins, upper and back of head
Krittika people can be very active and need to eat a lot of food to satisfy their quick digestion, otherwise stomach acid builds up and they get angry. They tend to push themselves hard to go beyond their limits and may suffer many injuries along the way (Mars is famous for giving many scars on the face when he’s placed here). Accidents, inflammation, cuts, burns along with the kinds of illnesses that come with high fevers are all fairly common for these folks. They like to put themselves in high stress situations. Otherwise each of the dosa will mix with krittika’s effects in their own way.
Male Sexual Development
Just as Bharani relates with female sexuality and sexual development, Krittika relates with male sexuality and sexual development. Natives with placements here will oftentimes show masculine traits, looks, instincts. Male empowerment, assertiveness training, and anger management all fall under the command of Krittika. The neanderthal, the man & the boy (brutishness, rugged masculinity and boyish charm) are all represented here.
Since testosterone is the main hormone in male sexual development we are likely to find traits related to high or low testosterone: low testosterone is related with low confidence, anxiety, depression, mood swings, weakness, weight gain, low energy, and impotency. High testosterone is connected with aggression, social dominance, muscle mass, power and protective instincts. People with high testosterone command respect and get it due to their inner power. Low testosterone people tend to command respect through coercion and physical threats and respect will only flow from peoples actions induced thru fear; they will never command respect from the hearts of their followers. The fire in prana is represented in Krittika so these people usually shine as their internal life force radiates outward. (See below for more health related information.)
Agni – Fire
Prana is the force of life, it brings to life our body, our mind, our senses and connects us to the beyond. This prana carries fire, the life force, vitality, Agni has to do with cellular intelligence and awareness. Ayurveda lists as many as 40 types of agni in the body, but there are 13 main ones separated into three categories:
- Krittika typically has a strong fast digestion and needs to eat a lot of food. But this also puts their digestive fire at risk. Ayurveda recognises four digestive Agnis. Each of them will disturb the nourishment we get from food in their own way.
- Vishamagni is too much wind in the stomach making the inner fires erratic causing gas, wandering cravings and eating patterns.
- Tikshagni: too much fire, digestion is too quick. Diarrhoea, stomach ulcers
- Mandagni is a slow sluggish smouldering fire in the belly causing indigestion or an inability to absorb certain nutrients.
- Otherwise we recognise a balanced and stable Agni of normal digestion; which for a Krittika native can be quite a strong appetite, especially in their early years.
- Five Bhutagni: They take over from the digestive fires and do their work mostly in the liver, metabolising chyle into elemental components, breaking down molecules to atoms so that the fires of the bodily tissues can then work with it. This is where amino acids get turned into fat or proteins, glucose into glycogen or fat. It’s at this stage that our sense organs are also nourished. How much fire awareness our senses have is also related to this metabolic stage. All of this suggests Krittika may be prone to lived problems.
- Prithvi Agni nourishes our sense of smell.
- Apa Agni nourishes the tongue and the sense of taste
- Tejas Agni radiates heat, light and energy nourishing the eyes and the sense of sight. This fire is particularly important for Kittika
- Vayu Agni nourishes our nervous system and our sense of touch.
- Akash or Nabhasa Agni; nourishes the era and the sense of hearing. (I like the second name because it relates space with the belly button to the umbilical cord which is also the site of samana prana which spirals outward to connect us, to make us aware of, the universe around us.)
- Dhatus are tissues in the body. Ayurveda lists seven tissues, each with their own fire to metabolise nutrients:
- Rasagni (water) in the blood plasma circulates nutrients, hormones and proteins throughout the body.
- Raktagni (fire) in the red blood cells transports oxygen and nutrients to the blood.
- Mamsagni relates to the skin and the tissues covering the body and relates with strength and stability.
- Medhagn (water & earth elements) relates with fat in the body, energy storage & retrieval
- Asthyagni in the bones provides structure and stability to the body.
- Majjagni in the bone marrow and nerve tissues and governs the metabolic activity of the brain and spinal cord.
- Shukragni is the metabolic activity in sperm and reproductive fluids. The essence of all seven tissues. Life, vitality and energy are provided here.
Agni also draws our attention to the two sides of metabolism; catabolism & anabolism reminding us that fire can be both destructive and creative. Our stomach does this with food and our cells with the nutrients, but the intellects of Krittika people are also putting their sharp critical minds at work in search of truth.
Testosterone sperm and male puberty come to the forefront in Krittika. Venus is Shukracharya in command of sperm and in Taurus we finally our stored karmas and DNA. Krittika is that one sperm that succeeds in fertilising the egg; the champion. Androgens are also important for masculine features. Testosterone is a key hormone of puberty for boys and affects hair growth, voice change, muscle build, height, and sexual development. It continues to regulate our sex lives and vitality throughout adult hood. Testosterone typically moves on a daily rhythm rising in the morning and plating until a crash in the evening. It has a lot to do with cognitive ability, alertness, and awareness.
Low testosterone: decreased strength of muscles and bones (low medagni & asthagni), drop in sex drive, low sperm count, excessive irritability, poor erections, enlarged breasts, low motivation, low self confidence. In old age this could cause osteoporosis increasing the risk of serious injury. And the lower levels of testosterone in women may be connected to higher numbers of Alzheimer’s disease (often said to be from not having any challenges in life). Low testosterone is often connected with higher cortisol and lower serotonin.
High testosterone: Acne, hyper- & hypo-tension, body hair growth combined with early balding on the head. Sanyas or erectile dysfunction, reduced desire, irritability, anxiety, depression.
For women it’s a bit different, with high testosterone they also get more hair on their body and less on their head, muscles get bigger, periods go out of whack, and they may not be able to get pregnant, and not have interest in sex. They also get irritable and depressed. Their breasts get smaller and metabolism changes.
Balanced diet, moderate exercise, occasional success or achievement and good rest are the best ways to keep testosterone levels balanced. When things do go out of balance it could also be due to glandular tumour, artificial steroids or other hormone supplement therapies. Women will also experience imbalance for similar reasons. The birth control pill is one of the primary ways to block testosterone from getting too high in women.
((It occurred to me late in writing that adrenaline could have some involvement here, but I will look more into it when I do the third draft. I hope you’re enjoying the second draft of my nakshatra study.
Gods and Symbols of Krittika
As the first son of Shiva he goes by many names: Skanda, Subramanya, Murugan, Swami Natha, and sometimes merely as “the other boy.” He is the embodiment of the perfect man, a fearless leader, Commander & Chief of the Army of the Gods. He carries a spear in one hand and blesses his devotees with the other. His vehicle is the peacock with a serpent in its claws, representing the destruction of sexual impulses, passion, fear and the other negative tendencies. He is a celibate.
Birth of Kartikeya
His birth was a significant event in the mythological history of India and for the beginning of existence. The demon Taraka was given the boon that only a son of Siva could kill him. With this great power he brought chaos to heaven and earth. This was after Sati’s death while Parvati was still in the forest completing her austerities to gain the boon of marrying Shiva. Shiva, meanwhile, had finally cooled down after Sati’s death and was chilling in samadhi on top of Mount Kailash. After some adventure and turning poor Kamadeva (India’s cupid) to ash, Shiva did finally agree to marry Parvati. ((You can find a playful version of the story here.))
While Parvati and Shiva were in amorous meditation a ball of fire and sparks formed between them (you’ll find many versions of their private time together) and they summoned Agni to hold it for incubation, but it was too hot for the agent of fire. He passed the fiery foetus along to Ganga, who eventually deposited it into a pond formed by the nourishing essence of his mother Parvati. When the six headed god was born he was sent to live with the six krittikas(wives of the rishis) who acted like six doting mothers.
An alternate story sees him born thru the union between Agni and Swaha which basically represents a ritual of giving life to the fire.
The Number 6
Relates this nakshatra to the five senses and the mind, the ability to look in every direction (the four cardinals, up and down). Suggest that a we need to be alert to the six distractions: sex (kama), anger (krodha), greed (lobha), passion (moha), or jealousy (matsarya). His six faces also represent the forces of Shiva such as Tatpurusha, Aghora, Sadyajatam, Vamadeva, Ishani & Adhomukha. It seems to me that this nakshtra is a little unclear with numbers. Kartikeye has six heads, but there are seven sisters in the sky and seven wives to seven sages. However one wife keeps a bit separate and stays closer to her husband than with here sisters.
Kartikeya’s Childhood & the Meaning of Om
As a child Lord Shiva sent Kartikeya to Lord Brahma for studies. Kartikeya asked directly the meaning of ‘Om,’ but Brahma told him he would have to learn the whole alphabet first. Kartikeya insisted until eventually refusing to learn from Brahma because maybe he did not know the meaning of ‘Om’ himself. Brahma complained that his student was impossible to teach, always arguing the opposite position. When Kartikeya complained to his father that Brahma did not know the meaning of Om, Shiva told him that even he did not know the meaning of ‘Om.’ Kartikeya said that he knew and he would tell his father only if he was elevated to Guru since only the highest Guru could impart such knowledge. Shiva did not know how else to elevate someone above even himself so he lifted the boy onto his shoulders and little Kartikeya explained the meaning of “Om:’ Everything, even the trinity, is contained within Om. “Om means that everything is love — unbroken and unshakable love is Om.” Parvati Ma replied, my dear son, “you have become Swaminatha, a Guru to my Lord.” As the guru of both Shiva and Shakti, Kartikeya takes the seat of the third eye. It was Shiva’s third eye that opened, turning Kamadeva to ash.
He was often outwitted by Ganesha in brotherly competition. They once competed to see who could run around the universe first. The winner would be declared the eldest brother. Kartikeya quickly set out to win but just as he was returning, Ganesha stood up, walked around his parents, Shiva and Shakti, and insisted he won. The story reminds us to be aware of loopholes in the law or changing of the rules between heaven and earth. HIs connection to Prana which is the vehicle that rides between heaven and earth highlight this journey.
At age 7 he returned home and was given the divine weapons by his parents and prepared for war. The demon Taraka laughed at the 7 year old boy but soon suffered defeat. Kartikeya won back heaven for the gods, but Taraka’s sons sought revenge and the battle between good and evil, order and chaos, sensual pleasures and spiritual enlightenment continued.
Kartikeya was a renunciant who was essentially married to his job. First wife is called Devasena, the Army of the Devas representing action (her sister is Daityasena, army of the Demons). In the days before their marriage Devasena and her sister were enjoying a leisurely day when the demon, Keshi, kidnaped the two of them and tried to convince them to marry him. The sister, Daityasena, agreed to the proposal but Devasena stood firm representing the defeat of the army of the gods. But she calls on her father Indra to rescue her, which, as the great hero, he is able to do. In her frightened state she asks her father to find her a husband who can protect her from evil. After Kartikeya passes numerous tests he is installed as the Commander in Chief and is married to the army of the gods, Devasena, who represents his power. (Other stories have her following prescribed penance and practices in order to earn a husband of such high birth.)
Second wife Valli is not mentioned much. She was the daughter of a tribal chief, a huntress with great devotion for Kartikeya. Kartikeya is said to have appeared to her as a local hunter and made sexual advances. He tried many things until eventually he concocted a plot with her brother Ganesha who turned into an elephant and chased her down the path where Kartikeya waited as an old man who promised to help her only if she married him. When she agreed, Kartikeya revealed himself to her and they were soon married. This relationship highlights the difference between the two wives: one represents the professional soldiers and the other represents the non-professional mercenaries.
Kartikeys’s Vehicle: A Peacock with a Snake in its Talons
The peacock is a symbol of male fertility & virility. The snake in its talons suggests that he has defeated his desires and has control over his sexual urges and temptations. Suggests control over all underground and occult activities as well. Kartikeya represents a person who in in command rather than being commanded by his desires and the objects of his senses.
Shiva is represented by snakes so this image seems to suggest some dispute between father and son. But if we look at the animals from the divine royal family we quickly notice that none of them are friends: Ganesha’s mouse, Shiva’s snakes & his bull, Kartikeya’s peacock, Durga’s lion: none of these animals get along with any of the others.
Random points about Kartikeya
He is said to hold a grudge against women because his mother always favoured Ganesha and even helped him cheat in the race around the universe. Despite being raised by 6 mothers, it’s said that no woman was allowed to enter his garden. He even transformed the beautiful Apsara Urvashi into a tree for trespassing.
He has an affinity for the Kadamba flower (known in English as the Burflower tree) and taught man how to use it for the treatment of wounds, ulcers, diarrhoea, irritable bowel syndrome and problems in the urinary tract; many of the problems that are common to natives with placements in Krittika. It even detoxifies the male and female reproductive systems. A tropical evergreen tree native to South and Southeast Asia. It’s a beautiful red-orange flower with a nice fragrance. Bitter and astringent, cold, dry, becomes pungent after digestion and is effective in balancing all three doshas. (See my article on Shatabhisha for more information about the Kadamba flower.)
Kartikeya is much more popular in South India than in the North. Thaipusam celebrates the victory of good over evil, and Skanda Sashta is celebrated on the 6th day of shukra paksha in the Tamil month of Aippasi (Oct or Nov) as the day Kartikeya killed Taraka.
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Agni – The God or Agency of Fire
An alternate story of Kartikeya’s birth has Agni as his father. Agni represents metabolic energy, transformative energy, and purification. He is the mouth of the gods. He cooks, eats and digests the offerings of food or knowledge that nourish the gods.
One day Agni conducted a fire ceremony. Afterwards while he was glowing with tejas and his heat was high, he looked upon the wives of the seven rishis and was immediately overcome with desire for them. He even took the form of the eternal fire so he could remain close to them, but after some time, due to the forbidden nature of his desire, he left for the forest. Swaha, who was one of Daksha’s daughters, was madly in love with him and saw him in this mixed state of dejection and arousal and hit on a plan. She took the form of each of the wives and made love to him six times but was unable to take the form of Arundhati because of the strength of character and devotion for her husband. Swaha had transformed into an eagle after each union with Agni and deposited his semen in a bush in the mountains. This happened on Pratipada of Shukra Paksha in the month of Chitra (March – April). After just four days Kartikeya was fully formed with 6 heads, 12 arms and legs, and just one body. He had immense strength. On the 6th day of his life he is said to have defeated the demon Taraka.
It later came out that he was the child of six of the wives of the rishis, which caused a big scandal. It was not easy for Swaha and Vishwakarma to convince everyone of the truth. The Sage’s left their wives and the wives went to Skanda to ask for their place in the heavens. They vowed to always protect and nourish the orphan Skanda. Indra overheard the whole thing and knowing that Abhijit had gone to the forest to practice austerities in order to overpower elder sister Rohini, he gave the place to the seven wives.
Dionysus is a little like Kartikeya’s western counterpart. He is known as Bacchus, Liber (the Free), and Eleutherios (the Liberator). He is the son of Zeus and Prometheus, husband of Demeter. He is said to have been born from the thigh of Zeus, which is understood to mean he was sewn into his ball sac. He is known as one “with balls.” Twice born or born again. It seems reasonable that there may be some Christian symbolism that we’ll discuss later.
Zeus sent the infant Dionysus to Hermes to care for, Hermes gave him to the river nymph daughters of Lamos, but Hera made them attack him out of madness and he was rescued again by Hermes. He was then given to Ino who taught him the mysteries. He was raised as a girl to hide him from Hera who eventually found him anyway. Hermes rescued him again and brought him to the mountains to be cared for by Rhea throughout his adolescence. The rain-nymphs of Nysa may have nurtured him through his childhood. Like the wives of the rishis, they were rewarded by being placed in as the Hyades star cluster.
An alternate story has it that the seven daughters of Atlas were the nursemaids and teachers of Dionysus. One day they were being chased by the Hunter, Orion, and were turned into doves to help their escape. When they flew to the heavens they were rewarded with a position in the sky as the seven sisters.
He was a student of the centaur, Chiron, from whom he learned the songs and dances, rites and initiations. Hera made him wander the land in madness until the goddess Cybele (or Rhea) cured him. He then went on a pilgrimage through Asia teaching grape cultivation and wine making. Dionysus loved the satyr Ampelus who became the constellation Vindemitor (the grape gatherer).
When he returns to his hometown, they disbelieve in his divine birth and denounce him. So he makes the king go mad and then go down and watch the women in their ecstatic rituals. But the women, in their ecstatic trance, mistake him for a wild beast and tear him apart with their bare hands. The women from his family all took part. The mother puts his head on a pike. The women are banished and the queen’s father is turned into a snake. Another king arrested all of his followers so he created a drought to punish the king and cause revolt. Eventually the people tear him apart and the curse is lifted from the land
Dionysus spent much time sitting in the seashore. Mistaken for a prince, the sailors would capture him for ransom. But no rope could bind him and he would often transform into a bear or a lion killing anyone who tried to block his path. Those who jumped overboard were mercifully transformed into dolphins.
Dionysus is said to have descended into the underworld to retrieve his mother so that they both may go to live in heaven. Hercules held back the hell dogs for him.
He gave Midas the touch of gold. Everything he touched turned to goal including his food and then his own daughter. He prayed to be released from the boon he had requested.
He was said to be androgynous (described as a feminine man, or man-womanish) and carried a thyrsus (a staff of giant fennel wound in ivy with a pine cone on top and dipped in honey. He was the protector of those who do not belong to conventional society; those living wild, dangerous, hedonistic chaotic lives. He rules over everything that is unexpected and beyond human reason. His symbols were the grapes, wine, harvest, phallus, fig tree (which is the tree of Krittika) and the ecstatic dance. He had at various times turned into a bull or a lion and he was often associated with snakes. He taught people agriculture, herbal medicine, alchemy and how to use food for medicine. From a broader perspective he symbolised prosperity, fertility, and all the pleasures and enjoyments of life.
Bacchus mysteries were originally for men but came to celebrate the sexual changes in girls and women linking him with Hades and Persephone, who was at first saddened by the loss of her childhood and being away from her mother but eventually celebrated her feminine sexuality that was expressed thru spring growth, abundance and fertility. A kind of dark night of the soul represented by winter is followed by the fresh hopeful beauty of spring. He guides the “Cult of the Souls” through the process of reincarnation and acts as a channel of communication between the living and the dead. The Maenads offered blood to the dead and many of the religious rights, similar to Orphic, Persephone, and Eleusinian mystery cults. His followers often wore fox skin, or sometimes panther or leopard skins.
He provides for those who choose to live a wild life. His wine, music and dance frees his followers from self-conscious fears and subverts the repressive constraints of the powerful. Those who take part in his right become possessed and empowered by the god himself. The divine madness came from just the right balance of drink rather than in drinking excessive amounts. He was represented in weddings, sacrifice of oxen, sexuality and death. The satyrs, maenads and other human-animal varieties associated with this species represent returning to our natural animalistic roots as a way of escape from the restrictive ordering principle of civilisation. God of epiphany, related to foreignness and foreign travel and the struggles for acceptance upon the return home. He was seen as a god who had to endure much suffering before triumphing over it.
Stars of Krittika
Krittikas – Pleiades – The Seven Sisters
Six brightest stars of the Pleiades in the upper torso of the bull and an important star constellation for marking the sailing season in the Medeterainian. One other faint star makes up the seven sisters; the seven wives of the seven sisters. One of Kartikeya’s earlier battles was against a fierce ram that emerged from the yagna of sage Narada
The seven sisters are considered the mouth of Brahman on par with Agni. They are also considered to represent the head of Kal Purusha or Prajapati.
Deepavali, the festival of light, is celebrated in the month of krittika to honour the Seven wives of the sages who cared for Kartikeya: they were his earliest nursemaids and teachers. Although Deepavali is now said to be a celebration of Laxmi, it’ roots lie in worship of the seven wives of the seven sages Their names have also been given to seven key bricks that enclose and nurture the sacrificial fire. The seven wives are also connected with the seven main rivers in India.
The Number Seven
The seven wives of the rishis are:
- Amba: a term used for the mother goddess and Shiva’s wife which implies that she is Karkikeya’s natural mother, Parvati. The other six stars would represent the six wives of the six sages with one wife staying in another part of the sky due to her devotion. Amba is also a mode of dress used for addressing old ladies. May also be related to the medicinal plant Ambasthā. Could even relate to the mango tree.
- Dula: to swing, oscillate, shake upwards, throw up, or excite.
- Nitatni: a plant venerated as devi which is said to cure any illness has this same name
- Abhrayanti: Queen of the rainy season. Her name means “forming clouds” which bring rain. Her name relates with the sky, the atmosphere or cloudiness generally. She may relate with the aspect of Shiva which is known as the “firmament.” nAlso used to represent a blanket which is used to cover a carpet. Also represents mica, talc powder or a kind of fine dust covering. Used as a verb abhrati: to go.
- Meghayanti: Her name means, to “make cloudy.” Megha is also the name of one of the six rāgas
- Vasanti: Queen of the spring season, he name means “causing rain.”
- Cupunika: further research is needed into the unique powers of these special mothers.
Seven Vedic Mothers
- Biological Mother
- Wife of the guru they are sent to study with.
- The wives and women who help around the ashram or for rituals.
- The wives of authority figures, landlords wife. (Queens)
- Care givers: nurses,
- The Cow: Milk is the fruit of life
- The Earth: Everything we could ever want rises from the earth
The Saptamatrikas (seven mothers):
They helped Shiva defeat the demon Andhakasura who was multiplying with every strike and then later helped Durga defeat the Raktabija. In both cases they ate up the blood that was allowing the demons to multiply. It’s said that they represent 8 mental qualities that drag us down:
- Brahmani or Saraswati, the shakti of Brahma, destroys pride.
- Yellow complexion with four faces, two hands are in varada and abhaya mudras; her other two hands hold a kamandal and an akshamala. She is seated on a lotus under a palash tree, she has a swan for a vehicle, and her head is adorned with a karanda makuta.
- “Om devi Brahmani vidmahe, maha shakthiyai cha dhimahee, tanno devi prachodayat.”
- Maheshvari or Raudrani, the shakti of Shiva destroys anger.
- Fair complexion with 3 eyes. Two hands hold a trisula and akshamala while the other two are in mudra. She rides the bull Nandi and wears a jata makuta on her head.
- “Om vrushath vijaya vidmahe, miruga hasthaya dheemahi, tanno maheshwari prachodayat.”
- Kaumari Karttikeyani, the shakti of Kumara or Karttikeya destroys illusion.
- She has a yellow complexion, carries a sakti and a kukkuta while two hands remain in mudra. She rides a peacock, lives under a fig tree.
- “Om sikid vijaya vidmahe, vajra hasthaya dheemahi, tanno kowmoari prachodayat.”
- Vaishnavi or Lakshmi, the shakti of Vishnu destroys covetousness.
- She has a lovely face, pretty eyes, a dark complexion and wears yellow garments. On her head sits a kirita makuta. Around her neck in the vanamala. She holds a chakra and a sankha in two hands while the others are in mudras. She rides upon Garuda and sits under a Raja Vriksha tree.
- “Om tharksh yathwajaya vidmahe, chakra hasthaya dheemahi, tanno vaishnavi prachodayat.”
- Varahi, the shakti of Varaha destroys envy.
- She has a dark complexion with a human body and the face of a boar. She wears a karanda makuta and is adorned with corals. She holds a hala and a shakti and rests under a kalpaka tree. She also rides an elephant
- “Om varahamuhi vidmahe. Anthrashani dheemahi, tanno yamuna prachodayat.”
- Indrani, the shakti of Indra destroys fault finding.
- She is red in colour and has 3 eyes and 4 arms and wears a kirita makuta on her head. She carries the vajra and the sakti in two hands while the other two are in mudra. She is red, she rides an elephant and lives under a kalpaka tree.
- “Om gajah vijaya vidmahe, vajra hastaya dheemahi, tanno Indrani prachodayat.”\
- Chamunda destroys lying.
- She has an emaciated body, sunken belly with all her bones showing. Her face is terrifying but smiling. She carries a skull and a trisula in two hands while the others offer mudras. She wears a garland of skulls, sits on a tiger skin under a fig tree.
- “Om pisasath vijaya vidmahe, soola hasthaya dheemahi, tanno kali prachodayat.”
The seven daughters of Atlas who helped raise Dionysus
- Maia: the eldest sister, representative of spring and the month of May.
- Electra: after an amorous tryst with Zeus she was the mother of Dardanus, the founder of Troy.
- Taygete: lover of nature, freedom and solitude.
- Alcyone: married Poseidon and was the brightest and most beautiful of the sisters.
- Celaeno was mother of Lycus the wolf and Chimaeras (part dragon, part goat, part lion)
- Sterope (or Asterope):fainter than the other stars. Had children with the god of war.
- Merope, the youngest sister, was wooed by Orion but married to Sisyphus The “lost sister” because she is not visible to the naked eye. (This sister is not counted amongst the six wives of the rishis who make up Krittika nakshatra).
Tree of Krittika
Ficus Racemosa: Cluster fig; Indian fig, Udumbara
The fruit only grows on mature branches keeping it away from the main trunk. This causes seeds to ripen and fall rather than be eaten and dispersed by animals near the trunk. Food plant for caterpillars of the two-brand butterfly. Monkeys and bats also eat this. In Vietnam they pickle the fruit. Fruit is called Gular.
The king’s crown could be formed with this branch and then coated in gold. The king’s throne could also be made from this wood. The leaves are indispensable for havan. Tribal people distil the fruit to make traditional liquor. The bark can be made into a paste and applied to boils and insect bites to bry the skin. In Atharva Veda this fig is useful for acquiring prosperity and defeating enemies.
This tree was created by Indra when he drank too much Soma. “From his hair thought flowed and became millet, from his skin honour flowed and became the Asvattha tree (ficus religiosa), from his flesh his force flowed and became the tree (ficus glomerata), from his bones his sweet drink flowed and became the Nyagrodha tree (ficus indica), from his marrow his drink, the Soma juice, flowed and became rice. In this way all his energy and vital force went from him.
Lord Dattatreya is worshipped living under this tree. The teaching that we must always remain open to learning from others if we wish to be teachers ourselves. This means to also learn to unlearn what has become obsolete. Dattatreya represents the trinity and is often worshiped by naga babas and other sadhus undergoing harsh austerities. Buddhism uses the name Udumbara for these flowers as well as for the blue lotus which blooms only at night.
Krittika people are critical thinkers and have a distinct sense of purpose; they can be powerful executives, commanders, managers, coaches as their fiery, critical nature destroys all enemies in all competition. They’re the winners and champions of society: fiercely competitive, taking direct action and doing what needs to be done to command respect and achieve the top spot. They often do this to champion some cause, They are willing to put themselves forward, challenge others, step up and fight for what they believe is right.
The cutting energy of Krittika is good for anyone using sharp instruments: cooks, tree or pet groomers, barbers and hairstylists often have some placements here. The construction trades and careers that are overwhelmingly completed by groups of high testosterone men are all related top Krittika. There can be a strong sense of brotherhood here as men pit themselves against men in a battle for the fittest.
Krittika cuts away whatever is not useful. Editors of all kinds can be found here cutting & pasting music, video or books to improve them. Any position that highlights critical judgement, critical thinking, or criticism in general in order to improve things. Krittika is also that inner critic who wants you to do better and be better. It’s an upward moving force; Krittika wants to lift you up. There can be big problems when the criticism is not fair, called for, or constructive.
They can be trusted with the most critical missions in military and law enforcement. Fighters and athletes often have placements here. They are take-charge kind of people (other things will determine their capability at taking charge). Krittika wants to make you strong. Beneficial placements bring success in competition and examination and allow people to pass the test.
Relationships can be difficult with this placement due to the critical nature. The relationship could follow a pattern of unending “tests” or the stream of criticism. These natives also need a lot of attention and reassurance that they have passed the test which can be exhausting if someone is a chronic underachiever. They can be moody which can take different forms depending on testosterone levels. They may pout like a little boy, or roar like an ape, but one way or another they will take charge. Both sexes can be passionate and make good lovers, but may be prone to indiscretion.
The masculine energy of Krittika can be more disruptive in a woman as society is not as accepting of a woman in command. They come off as overly assertive to make their own choices. They can be very intelligent and gain the admiration of many men by competing in a “man’s world,” but it will never be easy. Marriage is often disturbed unless she is given independence and admiration. She will be very jealous, critical and difficult to please.
Aries women typically have a male figure with no hips and small breasts. The first pada of Krittika highlights these masculine traits and gives her a commanding presence. Poorly placed planets or aspects here can easily create some imbalance which for women usually means too much testosterone causing the growth of body or facial hair and other masculine features. Women are more comfortable in the last three pada’s in Taurus. And though there can still be testosterone imbalances here, they are typically more attractive with better style and more likely to seek appreciation rather than induce fear. Depending on the chart we might see things like a woman with man hands or other body parts The Taurus part of this nakshatra is great for celebrity; the Sun – Venus combination can bring a lot of sparkle and shine along with a natural, quick thinking creativity. They love to be the centre of attention and gain admiration. Everything to do with celebrity culture is represented here: the hospitality and entertainment sectors in general.
Food is also important for Krittika natives since they often have a healthy appetite and a strong digestion. They need to eat a lot of food and can be famous for the anger that comes with hunger. It’s often joked that the bigger more powerful the man, the more like a big baby he can be. This is the great trick for men, to become a commanding beast without killing the little boy inside. They need to focus on balancing inner agni through diet and lifestyle.
Planets in Krittika
Ascendant in Krittika
Shil-Ponde Male with Krittika Ascendant: “A proud, dignified, and honourable person; an executive type. He is very ambitious and eager for power and has the ability to achieve his desires. He has an innate sense of the importance of his destiny. He expects everything to come to him as his due and usually gets what he sets out to obtain.”
Shil-Ponde Female with Krittika Ascendant: ” … a thin and quite tall woman. One with a weak constitution and rather given to chronic ailments: particularly coughs, colds, and asthma. A tendency to be morbid and depressed and yet easily excited as the result of a very nervous temperament. She will no doubt live by herself away from her family, as she prefers to indulge her own whims and wishes and will brook no interference with her desires. She has a very jealous disposition and is difficult to please.”
B.V. Raman Aries Rising: “Independent thinking, courageous and sensitive. Middle stature, ruddy complexion, sharp sight, long face and neck, head broad at the temples and narrow at the chin, hair is brown, light and curly; mark or scar on head or temples, wide-set teeth and round eyes. Lovers of scientific thought, enterprising and ambitious with an ability to make plans. They dislike being guided by others; are intense when interested, vehement when excited. They are stubborn and frank. Quick tempered, they resent imposition and are libel to go to extremes. Hot constitution. They love beauty, art and elegance. Practical ideas. If Aries is afflicted they suffer with diseases to the head. Mental affliction and derangement are also likely if Saturn and Moon are in Aries.”
B.V. RamanTaurus Rising: “Obstinate, proud, ambitious, easily accessible to adulation but affectionate and loving, sometimes unreasonable, prejudiced and stubborn. They tend to be short and corpulent, thick lips, swarthy complexion, square build. Beautiful face and eyes, large ears, full forehead, plump, broad hands. If they are not listened to attentively, the inner bull will emerge. They are self reliant. They have their own principles and ways, lots or endurance, latent power and energy. They always put their ideas into practice. Noteworthy physical power and mental endurance. They are ford of please and love beauty and music. They possess a magnetic personality. They think they are born for exercising authority. Nervous complaints after the 50th year. Happiness from children is not indicated.”
Commentary: Tall, strong, empowered. They are often involved with lifting others up. They show strong leadership skills and many have been commander and chief, especially belonging to the first pada but all padas offer very strong leadership. And capable leaders who have achieved their position by passing all the tests and overcoming all adversity. They are usually in command of strong, powerful bodies and sharp critical minds. They need a lot of attention and praise. They are sharp, critical, cutting, decisive leaders who take charge of any situation whether they are qualified of not. They might find it somewhat lonely at the top since few people can handle the constant criticism or critique they tend to offer. They want things to be perfect, to the be best, and they will trim the fat off anything until that pure essence shines forth.,
The list of names here really speaks for itself. Some of the greatest leaders in history have this ascendant. Jordan Peterson is an empowerment coach, empowerment by rising up thru the hierarchy of values, his Mars in Bharani suggest that we have to go down into hell
Ascendant in Krittika (Aries) Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: Puskara navamsha makes these folks truly impressive in public life. Power leaders, politicians, sportsmen, some steel workers also have this position. The men will be commanding, masculine, critical, highly intelligent, drawing much applause. Insomnia, high blood pressure and nose bleeds are possible for these natives, their face is also known to become excessively flushed (red faced).
Ascendant in Krittika (Taurus) Pada 2, Capricorn Navamsha: Bad teeth, likes cold shower. Women in particular may have an eating disorder to maintain their thin figure. They might have sharp boney features.
Ascendant in Krittika (Taurus) Pada 3, Aquarius Navamsha: Bad teeth, likes cold shower. Women in particular may have an eating disorder to maintain their thin figure. They might have sharp boney features.
Ascendant in Krittika (Taurus) Pada 4, Pisces Navamsha: May be an expert in religious scripture or spiritual lore. Bad teeth, likes cold shower. Women in particular may have an eating disorder to maintain their thin figure. They might have sharp boney features.
Celebrities with Krittika Ascendant
Ascendant in Aries: Ho Chi Minh (1), Martin Luther King (baptist minister & civil rights leader (1)), Frederick II the Great of Prussia (1), Vincent van Goth (1), Wayne Gretzky (1), Jean Beliveau (1), Kurt Cobain (1), Burt Reynolds (1), Bernard Prevost (police chief (4)),
Ascendant in Taurus: Bill Russell (2), Tony Blair (2), Steve Forbes (2), Barron Trump (2), Joe Rogan (2), Jordan Peterson (2), Christina Onassis (2), James Blunt (2), Julian Lennon (2), Claude Riviere (thief (2)), Charles Manson (2), Alejandro Jodorowsky (2), Cate Blanchett (2),
Serena Williams (3), Pope Benedict XIII (3), Thomas Wolsey (3), Pamela Aden (3), Jaromir Jagr (3), Tribhuvan Shukleshwar (cop (3)), Paula Modersohn-Becker (3),
India (4), Reverend Jerry Falwell (4), Pope Francis (4), Helen Keller (4), Lance Alworth (4), Ustad Alexandra Mueller (4), Neil Armstrong (4), Zakir Hussain (4), Dr Dre (4),
[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.]
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Sun in Krittika
Fresh youthful exuberance. They express themselves like commanders on one hand while maintaining a childish jovial attitude on the other. They can be very critical George Carlin levelled harsh criticisms towards the government and many others while making people laugh. Tucker Carlson manages to be a serious news anchor while maintaining a mischievous sense of humour highlighted by his immature laughter. They are of course very intelligent and with their sharp, critical minds they cut through all the bull-shit to get at the essence of a thing.
It’s said that good digestion and metabolism keeps them strong and healthy. They are masters at breaking things down to extract the essence of food, ideas, sense objects. They can be very direct, they are excellent leaders, commanders, coaches, teachers, editors of music, film, or writing. They can be very good with weapons, steel and fire making them good cooks or metallurgists. They can be good tradesmen, working with tools, cutting, burning.
This ability to extract the essence is so important in in teaching and leading others. This Sun purifies and removes imperfections, they shine bright, full of energy, powerful, but somehow innocent looking with very bright eyes open to the whole world.
It’s like Mark Zuckerberg, one of the greatest super villains of our time but he looks like and expresses himself life the most innocent of little boys who just got caught with his hand in the cookie jar: “I didn’t do it;” “I’ll never do it again;” “I’m awfully sorry ma’am.”
In war they are often found to be fighting for a higher cause. Spiritual warriors like Kartikeya, bin Laden, Sun-Sin, Che Guevara, Karl Wolff. All seem to have a strong dogmatic or ideological connection with their fight. They typically only rise up after much pressure from authority; they sine when the stakes are high.
Many of the women with this placement are highly respected, every one of these people will achieve a high position in life due to their merit, intelligence, and ability to pass of the tests that life throws at them. Many of them end up taking a kind of brahmacharya when they take leadership posts as they seek to remain stainless. However other’s have also abused their positions of authority with this; and of course they are usually the last person in the world you would expect; but we also know how good Homer Simpson is at acting innocent.
Bepin Behari Sun in Aries:: ”will always radiate powerful impulses impelling the individual towards the goal of self-knowledge. The message from the soul will be invincible: if Ascendant and Moon are not harmoniously positioned there could be violent storms, but the solar impulse must reach the individual and his life significantly reorganised accordingly.“
Chamatkar Chintamani Sun in Aries: “The native is eloquent in discussion, learned, militant, violent, active, energetic, wandering, strong self-confidence, bold, bile & blood problem, charming. Exalted Sun grants authority. Wilful, rash, religious, insomnia. Moon’s aspect will make the native popular, generous, high status, lots of attendants. Gain& success though common people and women. Frail. If Mars is aspecting the native is strong, energetic, aggressive, and possessing the ability to command and control. If Mercury aspects, the native is the underdog, living in servility, poor, weak, miserable and shabby. If Jupiter aspects, the native is a judge, minister or man of status with all the noble qualities of a protector. If Venus aspects, the native is amorous, and has misfortune in dealing with their partner, friends and relatives. Physical debilities. If Saturn aspects, the native suffers from derangements of health, has ability to concentrate, unsympathetic and careless with the feelings of others.”
Bepin Behari Sun in Taurus: “the powerful voice indicating fruitlessness of sensual involvements will much impress upon the Moon chart, and if the Moon chart is not well attuned to this message, the individual will have too be prepared for some stress and strain.”
Celebrities with Sun in Krittika
Sun in Aries: Yi Sun-Sin (1), Osama Bin Laden (1), Karl Wolff (1), Richard Feynman (quantum mechanics (1)), Jiddu Krishnamurti (1), Swami Yukteshwara Giri (1), Salvador Dali (1), George Carlin (1), Clive Wearing (musicologist lost his memory (1)), Stevie Wonder (1), Leon Gaumont (1), Joe Louis (1), Jaroslav Halak (1), Homer Simpson (1), Cate Blanchett (1), Veruschka von Lehndorff (1),
Sun in Taurus: Princess Maxima of Netherlands (2), Pope Pius IX (2), Che Guevara? (2), Tucker Carlson (2), Mark Zuckerberg (2), Robert Owne (2), Carl Wernicke (2), Hugh Armstrong Robinson (2), Christie Brinkley? (2), Israel Independence (2),
Pope John Paul II (“The Warrior Pope” (3)), Marcus Aurelius (3), Ho Chi Minh (3), Maurice de Rothschild (3), Edward Smyth-Osbourn (3), Sugar Ray Leonard (3), Andre the Giant (3), Malcolm X (3), George Strait (3), Trent Reznor (3), Imhotep (3), Bob Saget (3), Denis Hopper (3), Janet Banzet (3), Patsy Willard (3), Cher (3),
Michael Green (String Theory (4)), John Stuart Mill (4), Arthur Conan Doyle (4), Leonardo del Vecchio (4), Lisa Edelstein (4), Drew Carey (4), Mr T (4), Ted Kaczynski (4), Albert Fish (4), Jeffery Dahmer (4), Michael Arth (Child sexual abuse and black magic (4)), Susan Strasberg (4), Naomi Campbell (4), Joan Collins (4), Manhattan (4), Earthquake 1960 (most powerful ever (4)),
Moon in Krittika
The classics say Krittika rules over white flowers, Brahmans who maintain and worship the sacred fire daily, those who know the sacred hymns and sacrificial rules, grammarians, miners, barbers, potters, priests and astrologers. They are bright in appearance, honourable, intelligent, liberal, brilliant, animated, talkative, strong, and sagacious; but they can be fickle-minded and will have to learn some lessons the hard way. They will not be able to rectify a wrong course once they’ve started down that road. They will be fond of women and have a strong gluttonous appetite that might cause them to chase after the partners of (wives or husbands) of others. They never lack for food and will have many dwelling places and the status of a Lord. It’s said that when Saturn transits Krittika those who work with fire goldsmiths, blacksmiths, welders, and army commanders come to grief. There will be dreadful unrest and violence among the subjects. When Jupiter and Saturn occupy Krittika together, the capital will be stormed.
The Moon is exalted at 3 degrees Taurus. Most comfortable when they have challenges to overcome. They are comfortable with rigorous testing process which allows for the most competent person to reach the top. They are very goal orientated, and well nourished and if they are meant to lead by fate. The first pada is especially strong at leadership and overcoming any obstacles that come in their path. They are all highly empowered people. Many fighters and military commanders have this position. Obama has both his ascendant and Moon here giving him great powers to command war, a power he used freely despite having also been given the Nobel Peace prize
Moon in Krittika (Aries) Pada 1, Sagittarius Navamsha: Pushkara Navamsha 21°. You can tell how much power someone has by how powerful their critics are. These people can face harsh criticism and they can offer an equally devastating rebuttal.
Gives a sharper, penetrating intellect, a broader more humanistic or spiritual goals. They tend to work for all of mankind. We find here the really big Commander and Chiefs; when they speak people listen. Bepin Behari says that the Moon in Aries “Will make the psyche of the individual disturbed, always wanting change, never satisfied and never accepting the advice of others. Unless the individual experiences the repercussions himself his liver cannot be moulded on the advice of others coming from the physical level or even his own Atmic mentor at eh outer circle (the Sun chart).”
This pada is usually a very fortunate, global elite, celebrated position of righteous, knowledgeable (or idealistic) leaders or commanders. They are often driven by a sense of justice, doing what is right. They are not just competitors, they are winners; very ambitious. They can be found at the top of any competitive field: athletics, business, politics, military, finance, medicine. They can be ruthless and cruel in pursuit of victory and they can face a lot of pressure to perform.They may have masculine traits: high testosterone, hot blood, aggression, selfishness, Self-confidence. Ashwini is the wanderer, Bharani is the sadhu completing penance. Krittika is looking to earn admiration.This pada can be so original that nobody can copy them, however they do seem to have a lot of imitators. This pada is full of fire.
Moon in Krittika (Taurus) Pada 2, 3, 4: Goals can be more materialistic, Mose selfish, more about creating value, gathering wealth, eating nice food, and being what we call financially comfortable. They will have many mother, caretaker, nourisher figures in their like …. Bepin Behari says that when the Moon is in Taurus “the individual becomes extremely receptive to others; he wants to remain in whatever situation he is placed. He is always careful about the feelings and reactions of others which accentuates the sensitivity.”
Moon in Krittika (Taurus) Pada 2, Capricorn navamsha: Moon is exalted at 3.° Their quest for championship causes them to become exceptionally organised in following a structure to their day and their actions. They could be trend setters or the ones who set the standard for others to reach. The energy of this pada is a lot like exalted Mars due being that part of agni that follows a structure. The Moon obviously loves it here; her waters are warmed by agni, she is lifted up in Capricorn. Like staying in the top floor of a spa resort. This is where the Moon feel the most safe and protected. There are seven mothers caring for all her needs.
They will use a structure to uplift people in one form or other. They could be involved in construction, architecture, art, design, coaching or empowerment. Many also go into government sector or even banking to to help lift people up physically, financially, mentally or spiritually. They do well in all kinds of hospitality work and they make good teachers.
Mars is exalted in Capricorn navamsha so these folk can be exceptionally productive. Jupiter is in an enemy sign and debilitated in Capricorn navamsha so he may not give good results for children. Their life philosophy will be very pragmatic as it tends to get put to the test in the real world. They will facilitate the expansion of space for pleasing structures. They can be good at architecture, engineering and design.
Moon in Krittika (Taurus) Pada 3, Aquarius navamsha: They may create their own system that can be copied by others, or perhaps they long to reproduce the work of another. Others will be able to follow their system, plug into their networks, They may use their image or their stage for social cause or political activism. The system may be used for anything science, logistics, technical reproduction, systems of yoga or martial arts. Usually attractive, unique and creative but may feel like they are part of a much greater movement. They are often making an appeal to the system.
Moon in Krittika (Taurus) Pada 4, Pisces navamsha: Spiritual universal truths, dreamy images, abstract art, celebrated images of the subconscious mind. Here we find people trying to make a dream or a universal ideal appealing. Perhaps they are themselves trying to be universally appealing Spirituality may be all about optics, though perhaps they are merely trying to express their mysticism or inner connection to god through form. Good for the foreign artist, international careers. Good sensual imagination as they seek to express universal truths. They can also be reclusive thinkers. Criticism may only serve to propel them upward. Maybe an academic or scholar with big ideas. Mercury is not happy here as he becomes debilitated in Navamsha causing speech problems, dyslexia.
Celebrities with Moon in Krittika
Moon in Aries: Putin (1), Bill Clinton (1), Harry Prince of Wales (1), Bill Ayer (leader of a militant communist revolutionary group (1)), Robert Owne (textiles, utopian socialism, co-op (1)), James Garfield (1), William T. Vollman (1), Krishnamacharya (1), Grigori Rasputin (1), Jeremy Corbyn (1), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (Zoologist, museum director (1)), Jim Duggan (1), Rocky Marciano (1), George Floyd (street crime, drugs, killed by cop (1)), Jackson Pollock (1), Alice Monroe (1), Ruth Sharp Altshuler (Salvation Army & Goodwill Philanthropist fundraiser (1)), Mariska Hargitay (Law And Order Special Victims Detective (1)), Kurt Herdemerten (), ///
Moon in Taurus: Henrik Ibsen (2), David Eggers (2), Peter Sellers (2), Chad Smith (2), New Zealand (2), Dave Toschi (the cop Dirty Harry was modelled after (2)), Toby Keith (2), Erwin Schrodinger (2), Mick Jagger (2), J.B.S. Haldane (2), Hans Huttig (Nazi Officer, photographer (2)), Pier Paolo Pasolini (2),
Cicero (3), Ho Chi Minh (3), Andrew Johnson (3), Tucker Carlson (3), Robert J Parks (pioneer of space program (3)), David Phillips (Climatologist (3)), Michael Landon (3), Carol Hemingway (3), Simone Biles (gymnast (3)), Sexual Abuse #4 (3),
George Foreman (boxer, minister, author, the foreman grill (4)),Nolan Ryan (baseball pitcher (4)), Bailey Sherwood (child actor, civil engineer (4)), Werner Von Braun (4), Alexandre Dumas (4), Freida Kahlo (4), Lina Franziska Fehrmann (4), Jim Thorpe (),
Mars in Krittika
Fighters, dancers, exceptional physique, highly motivated, assertive, aggressive, quick to anger. Men, brother figures, the boyfriends of women, and competitors are all commanding and critical They often have some involvement with elite police or military forces; elite athletes or fighters. They might themselves be protected by such forces. They are empowered to take action, to challenge others, to rise up and fight,
Celebrities with Mars in Krittika
Mars in Aries (pushkara navamsha): Gerald Ford (1), Ludwig Wittgenstein (1), Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (1), Thomas Sowell (1), Salman Rushdie (novelist, (1), Leon Trotsky (1), Samuel Beckett (1), Michael Jackson (1), Phil Esposito (1), Alexandre Dumas (1), Olaf Kolzig (1), Jaime Lee Curtis (1), Elizabeth Banks (1), Sexual Abuse #3 (1),
Mars in Taurus: Qasem Soleimani (“The Shadow Commander” (2)), Jean Piaget (2), Salvador Dali (2), Dean Martin (2), Elsie Inglis (surgeon, hospice, women’s health (2)), Peter Frost (sick priest (2)), Andrew Jackson (2), Robert de Nero (2), Gottfried von Leibniz (2), Nancy Pelosi (2), Lisa Edelstein (2), ,
Bhimrao Ambedkar (jurist, economist, social reformer (3)), James Blunt (3), Nathaniel Hawthorne (3), Abraham Maslow (3), Louisa May Alcott (3), Andy Warhol (pop art (3)), Jackson Pollock (3), Elvis Stoijko (3), Selena Gomez (3),
Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysics, pop. Science (4)), Alexander Fleming (4), Henry Every Pirate (4), Sidney Poitier (4), Tim Robbins (4), Peaches Geldof (4), Andrea Bocelli (4), Tanya Tucker (4), Natalie Portman (4),
Mercury in Krittika
Mercury in Krittika makes someone a direct speaker, the kind of speaker who can get people fired up. They may speak in a commanding way or
have a commanding voice. Short, direct and to the point. If Venus is with Mercury, they might use very flowery language but be no less direct. Mars or Sun will of course make the speaker, the voice, or the effect very fiery, impassioned. Good for an army general, coach or commander. In the first part of Krittika Mercury may face difficulties and if it’s with Mars or Rahu they might face a lot of misunderstandings in communication. They are critical thinkers with very high intelligence: cutting, measuring; they are excellent mathematicians with good technical knowledge.
Johnny Depp: He got his acting debut as one of Freddy Kruger’s victims. He later went on to play Edward Scissor Hands, and then as Captain Jack Sparrow before becoming a demon barber. Many of his other movies had some pretty handy knife work as well. Mercury rules 3rd house and is the natural Karaka for the hands. media roll in Nightmare on Elm Street and Edward Scissor hands
Celebrities with Mercury in Krittika
Mercury in Aries: John F. Kennedy (1), Oliver Cromwell (1), Thomas Spence (1), Orson Wells (1), Hugh Dillan (1), Jack Nicholson (1), Carl Wernicke (1), Marquis de Sade (sadistic sex (1)), Uma Thurman (1), Karla Homolka (serial killer (1)), Melania Trump (1),
Mercury in Taurus: Saddam Hussein (2), Friedrich Bayer (2), Max Planck (2), Alexei Navalny (2), Salvador Dali (2), David Beckham (2), Clint Eastwood (2), Dean Martin (2), Richard Baldwin (2), Federico Garcia Lorca (surrealist poet, playwright, theatre director (2_), Jet Li (2), Johnny Depp (2), Fred Vargas (anthropology of black death, crime novelist (2)), Miles Davis (2), Stevie Wonder (blind musician (2)), Ella Fitzgerald (2), Joan Collins (2), Lisa Edelstein (2),
George Bush Sr (3), Pope Pius IX (3), Jiddu Krishnamurti (3), Sigmund Freud (3), Jessica Watson (3), Maria Siemionow (nerve regeneration surgeon (3)), Candace Owens (3), Jane West (novelist (3)),
Maurice de Rothschild (4), Michael Green (String Theory (4)), James Clerk Maxwell (4), Jacques Cousteau (4), Mikhail Bakunin (4), Waylon Jennings (folk country (4)), Rudolf Kempe (Opera Conductor (4)), Imhotep (4), Sonny Liston (boxer, mob enforcer (4)), David Carpenter (Schizo. Killer (4)), Princess Charlotte of Cambridge (4), Audrey Hepburn (4), Janet Banzet (4), /
Jupiter in Krittika
“It took me four years to paint like Rapheal, but a lifetime to paint like a child.” — Picasso
“To make oneself hated is more difficult than to make oneself loved.” — Picasso
“I’m always doing that which I cannot do in order that I may learn how to do it.” — Picasso
Expansive criticism. Broad knowledge and very capable advisors; extremely intelligent, philosophical minded. They believe in the freedom of the human condition and are very optimistic about what we can achieve. Their beliefs are expressed through their actions and put to the test in the real world. He who has the best belief rises the highest. In some way this process purifies their beliefs, thoughts, and ideas. They tend to hold high and lofty ideals. In their reach for the stars they are constantly criticising and refining. They tend to be challenged by their beliefs. They may like philosophical argument and debate. They have broad learning and know well how to use their mind to figure things out.
There can be some issues regarding paternity with this placement. Svaha tried to admit that Skanda was her child, and not that of the seven sages, but was not believed in the beginning. One may be raised by someone other than their own mother or father, or have many parental figures. It seems reasonable that this position of Jupiter might also increase the chance that abortion will come into their lives somehow. They might even themselves be lucky to have been born. At the time of birth, one client’s mother claimed, out of spite, that the father was unknown. This was before DNA testing so the father engaged in a lengthy and expensive legal campaign to prove himself the father. The natives half brother likewise didn’t find out who his true father was until he turned 18.
Sartre’s Philosophical beliefs are highly relevant to this placement: He held strong beliefs about individuality. Sartre’s basic belief is that we are “condemned to be free” We didn’t choose to be free, but rather had freedom thrust upon us. What we are, who we are is not determined, it’s up to each of us to create our own existence, for which we are then responsible. This freedom and responsibility is always there; it cannot be given up or taken away. For Sartre there is no creator.
In direct relation to Krittika, Sartre uses a paper cutter as an example. If we consider a paper cutter, the creator had a plan for making it; it has an essence. But man has no similar purpose, essence or creator. In the case of humans our existence precedes our essence. He says that we cannot explain our actions and behaviour by referring to any specific human nature, we are necessarily and fully responsible for those actions. “We are left alone, without excuse.” We cannot even blame our past because if we are free we are then free to choose anything, independent of our past or what appeared to be our “nature” until then. Authenticity and individuality have to be earned but not learned.
The Taurus part of this nakshatra likely influenced his belief that our ideas are the product of our experiences, therefore, literature, novels, and theatre can hold equal weight in the world of philosophy as theoretical essays.
Chamatkar Chintamani Jupiter in Aries: “The native successfully achieves intellectual and material growth ads a fixed aim of life through friends and others. Gain through speculation. Patrimony, children and partner. Name and fame though religious links and even enemies. Peaceful and much travelling, great authority. If Sun Aspects, the native is philanthropic, honest, noble sons, fortunate, hairy body, fortitude, inclination to religion as an intellectual exercise for spiritual growth. If Moon aspects, interest in women, gems, jewels, history and literature. Awakening of psychic interests. If Mars aspects, temperamentally hot, gives energy and activity; restlessness and negative approach. Rich and characterless partner. If Mercury aspects, develops the low instincts of the native making him wicked, overly critical, cautious but a prattler (idle chatter and nonsense babble). Aspected by Venus, fond of the arts, literature, music, and all that is beautiful. Prosperity and cowardice. If Saturn aspects, grant possessions and worldly wealth, boldness, greed, ugliness, name and progeny.”
Chamatkar Chintamani Jupiter in Taurus: “The native is fair in his dealings, amiable, philanthropic, resolute and home bound. Gain through education, partner, children, legacies. This situation becomes a curse if afflicted. If the Sun aspects, the native has friends and relatives, cattle and conveyance. He is tall, scholarly, voyaging, and in advisory capacity. If Moon aspects, brings wealth. anxiety, devotion to mother, sex and pleasure. If Mars aspects it denotes government favour, prosperity, weakness for young women. If Mercury aspects it bestows the best education, charming personality, character and wealth. If Venus aspects, extends a life of luxury, good luck and caution. If Saturn aspects, denies a marriage partner, gives ugly looks, knowledge, wealth and leadership.”
Some said that “Sartre’s Children” were those who created the murderous ideologies that allowed massacres like that in the Khmer Rouge or those perpetrated by Mao and Stalin to happen. He was often criticised for the meaninglessness that existentialism ascribes to existence. A world without a creator is simply barbaric for many people.
J.M.W. Turner’s final words, “the Sun in God” are also relevant to this placement. We can see this reverence and expansiveness of his vision of the Sun in his painting. The expansive yellow light of hope and optimism.
Celebrities with Jupiter in Krittika
Jupiter in Aries: Tamerlane (1), Pope John XXIII (1), Mohandas Gandhi (1), Davy Crocket (1), Mao (1), Friedrich Christian Margrave of Meissen (1), Clive Barker (1), Sandra Bullock (1), Dominic Monaghan (1), Patrick Swayze (1), Audrey Hepburn (1), Christopher Reeve (1), Shakira (1),
Jupiter in Taurus: John F. Kennedy (2), Jack Dorsey (2), Max Planck (2), Picasso (2), J.M.W. Turner (The Sun is god (2)), Jean Paul Sartre (2), Baruch Spinoza (2), Mark Duplass (2), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (boxing (2)), Andy Hug (kick boxing (2)), Brett Hull (skates (2)), Johnny Gottselig (skates (2)), Dean Martin (2), Keanu Reeves (2), Martin Flack (2), Chris Martin (2), Rodney King (2), Paul Bernardo (serial killer (2)), Kamala Harris (2), Melinda Gates (2), Martina Klein (2), Sara Aldrete (killer/smuggler (2)), Sarah Jessica Parker (2), Alicia Machado (2),
Vladamire Lenin (3), Tony Blair (3), Howard Hughes (Industrialist (3)), Bugsy Siegel (3), Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (3), Hans Asperger (Physician, neurology (3)), Louis Pasteur (chemist, microbiologist (3)), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (Vedic Astrology (3)), Bob Dylan (3), Johannes Vermeer (3), Ed Belfour (hockey goaltender (3)), Connor McGregor (MMA (3)), Patsy Willard (3), Peaches Geldof (4), Anne Frank (4), Earthquake/Tsunami Philippines 1976 (3),
Semi Joseph Begun (electrical engineer (4)), John Locke (Father of Liberalism (4)), Ip Man (martial arts master (4)), Waldemar Rosler (illustrator, painter, lithographer (4)), Robert Wadlow (giant (4)), Emma Stone (4),
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Venus in Krittika
Venus in Krittika is good for modern female empowerment. Men with this placement often surround themselves with empowered women and women with this placement are typically empowered themselves. But if Saturn aspects this Venus, those woman’s rights can be harshly curtailed as Saturn seeks to regulate the way they express themselves. They may have a fear of women or take a path of celibacy either by choice or by necessity (impotence, lack of desire). They may have a love for little boys and appreciate that boys will be boys. In some cases that may act as cheerleaders for men and masculinity.
They are typically appreciative of military and command structure. They love a strong leader, bright, hot, open spaces, military art, projections of power, the image of power. “The Sun is god,” and they might idealise the king as god as well. They appreciate that cruel side of nature that brings out the best in us, they also a appreciate being alone, singular, solitary; they will live a very independent life, highly empowered to make deals and negotiate the terms of contracts,
Nancy Pelosi seeks legacy through female empowerment.
Venus can face some difficulty in Krittika due to Venus’s equitable nature, living in such a highly critical & competitive nakshatra. Instead of merit and passing all the tests, this Venue may seek equality of outcome and participation trophies for everyone. Nonetheless, this Venus allows for female empowerment, sisters, wives and girlfriends of the men with this placement are typically empowered. They tend to appreciate a strong commander. They love fire and several are involved in fire rituals. Men with this placement may tend to get burnt by the women in their lives several times before they learn.
Many of them do some kind of art using fire and steel: scissors, knives, needles, swords; barbers, tailors, cooks, the arts of knife and sword use. They might get stabbed some day; several people with this placement have used knives of swords to stab others. They might also do some finishing carpentry using steel to make things appear beautiful. They might also be fitness lovers.
Celebrities with Venus in Krittika
Venus in Aries: Pope Clement XII (1), Adam Smith (1), Friedrich Bayer (1), Adam Segwick (Geologist, Anglican Priest (1)), Frank Lloyd Wright (1), Mr T (1), Jeffery Dahmer (1), Nancy Pelosi (1), Earthquake 1960 (most powerful ever (1)),
Venus in Taurus: King Louis XVII of France (2), William of Cambridge (2), Princess Diana (2), Hermann Oberth (rocketry (2)), Abraham Maslow (2), Johnny Depp (2), Michael Moore (2), Eric Douglas (2), Liv Tyler (2), Amber Heard (2),
Pope Benedict XVI (3), Karl Marx (3), Al Gore (3), Nigel Farage (3), Jean Charest (3), Rudy Giuliani (3), Gottfried von Leibniz (3), Richard Rogers (3), Sid Vicious (3), Delwin Jones (cotton farmer (3)), Katie Bouman (Computer science (3)), Melania Trump (3), Korean War (3),
Carl Gustaf XVI of Sweden (4), Leonardo Da Vinci (4), J.M.W. Turner (“The Sun is god.” (4)), William Henry Bragg (Mathematics, physics, chemistry (4)), Osama Bin Laden (4), Russell Crow (4), Thomas Spence (4), Alexandra Mueller (4), Toby Keith (4), Catherine of Sienna (mystical marriage with Jesus (4)), Uma Thurman (4), Manhattan (4), Night of the Long Knives (4),
Saturn in Krittika
They can become really tough characters. Life will have a way of testing their endurance, their commitment, their patience. This position is like forging steel. Trial by fire time and time again; heated to incredibly high temperatures and then beaten into form. They often grow up being bullied until they learn to become the bully themselves. But life is not usually easy for them as they are constantly trying to avoid getting burned, while constantly putting their hand in the fire.
They are often weak, of small, or cripple, or helpless in some way; but they put on this tough shell to hide their weakness. This Saturn can affect the brain as well as the whole body. Inspiration does not come easy for them, they are not usually able to connect with god or anyone in a loving way; they are stuck in reality and find it difficult to bring awareness to the higher states of consciousness. The right brain might be less active leaving the left brain to work through all the step by step solutions before coming to a solution. They need time to make critical decisions or work their way through critical missions. They might also freeze and hesitate when the time comes to act. Especially in Aries there can be a fear of taking initiative, they might not even bother trying to start things or take the lead. This makes them followers with much less personal empowerment; it’s a kind of false power or speculative energy. It’s not a true energy source that leads to righteousness.
But often times they work very closely with reality in life or death situations like explosive experts or bomb disposal experts. Many scientist working with volatile substances, criminals who get themselves into volatile situations. They might be working in construction trades in isolated and dangerous environments. They don’t usually have much to do with the arts, or anything that demands finer sentiments; though there are exceptions like Bob Dylan whose Saturn is in exchange with Mars
Saturn will also have his effect on the razor, making it old and dull, possibly stone age tools for cutting. The criticism will be cold, harsh and old; exhausting. The cuts are serious, repetitive. These people might be resistant to criticism, which of course causes it to hurt that much more. Their sense of self worth and Self-confidence can be low.
The work or service environment will feature a lot of heat, fire, cutting machines, steel. heavy equipment. They might work with fire and combustion metallurgy as well. There seem to be many people skilled with explosives, guns, rockets, flares. Even Stephen Hawking is famous for the Big Bang, Elon Musk builds cheap rockets and electric cars, Phineas P. Gage was an old school railway boss working with explosives. And of course The titanic likely fired off every flare they had as it went down.
An interesting point that has been raised through research is that several of these people have had their brains preserved after death. John Wayne Gacy’s brain is apparently in a ziplock bag somewhere. Phineas Gage’s brain is in Harvard. No doubt they will preserve and study Stephen Hawking’s brain after death.
Saturn in Krittika (Aries) Pada 1 , Sagittarius Navamsha: Stephen Hawking has Lou Gehrig’s disease which attacks the nervous system causing muscle weakness, cramps or twitching. It often goes on to affect speech and swallowing. Muhammed Ali developed Parkinson’s disease which also affects speech and motor coordination. In 1980 it was reported that Ali had a small hole in the outer layer of his brain. Phineas P. Gage had an iron bar blast a hole though his skull and destroy most of the frontal lobe on the left side of the brain in an industrial accident. He survived for 12 more years but became crude and loosing all social inhibition.
Saturn in Krittika – Taurus Pada 2,3&4. It might take them some to to get started but once they are going: watch out. This is the big, black, red-eyed bull.
Celebrities with Saturn in Krittika
Saturn in Aries: Stephen Hawking (1), Michael Bloomberg (business, New York Mayor (1)), Alfred Elton van Vogt (1), Muhammed Ali (1), Bob Dylan (1), Matt Damon (1), Phil Esposito (1), Phineas P. Gage (1), Bernardine Dohrn Ayer (1), Claudia Schiffer (1), Shannen Doherty (1), Titanic sinking (1),
Saturn in Taurus:John Henry Schwarz (one of the founders of string theory (2)), Robert H. Goddard (2), Lon Chaney (2), John Wayne Gacy (serial killer (2)), Princess Maxima of Netherlands (2), Jeanne d’Arc (2), Carol Hemingway (2),
William the Conqueror (3), Cecil John Rhodes (3), Stephen Jay Gould (3), Richard Nixon (3), Thomas Wolsey (3), Jaromir Jagr (3), Berni Sanders (3), Anne Rice (3), Martha Stewart (3),
Otto Von Habsburg (4), Julian Assange (4), Elon Musk (4), Justin Trudeau (4), Vitali Klitschko (4), Ted Kaczynski (4), Woody Guthrie (folk music (4)), Shaquille O’Neal (4), Elvis Stoijko (figure skating (4)), Christina Applegate (4), Dale Evans (4),
Rahu in Krittika
Rahu in Krittika has too much fiery, critical, cutting energy. Scandals are common, but can be good for business. On the Aries side, this Rahu can be aggressive, develop a huge ego, and will do anything to win (even kill, but killing is usually done in the heat of passion and with additional malefic influence). Good for cutthroat politics and war and those who misuse their authority, misuse of tests, torture, offering and seeking loopholes to achievement; cheating.
However, Rahu is said to be exalted in Taurus and therefore really good for wealth, asset management.
Celebrities with Rahu in Krittika
Rahu in Aries: King Qin Shi Huang (1), Thomas Jefferson (1), Jozef Haller (Nationalist Commander of Polish Army WW I & II, militia recruit
ment and training, propaganda directed towards children (1)), John Graham Burge (Police commander – tourturer(1)), Sir Christopher Wren (Architect, mathematics, physics (1)), Cristiano Ronaldo (soccer (1)), Anne Frank (1), Halle Berry (1), Jamie Brewer (Down Syndrome (1)), Priscilla Chan-Zuckerberg (1), Audrey Hepburn (1),
Rahu in Taurus: Benjamin Franklin (2), Mayer Amschel Rothschild (2), Ramakrishna Paramahansa (2), Ionannis Pallikaris (2), Alejandro Jodorowsky (2), Stephen King (2), J.R.R. Tolkien (2), Oscar Wilde (2), James LeBron (2), Mike Tyson (rape, boxing, sports entertainment (2)), Jerome Deschamps (2), Frank Gehry (2), David Usher (2), Mother Teresa (2), Hillary Clinton (2), Athina Onassis Roussel (equestrian show jumper, disputes over inheritance (2)), Mary Anne Adan-Harter (market analyst (2)), Lisa Edelstein (2), Samantha Fox (2),
Harry Prince of Wales (3), Immanuel Kant (3), Martin Luther King (baptist minister & civil rights leader (3)), Henry David Thoreau (3), Rudolf Kempe (Opera Conductor (3)), Jacques Cousteau (3), John Smeaton (Father of Engineering (3)), Ken Dryden (3), Jacques Plante (3), Frank Abbandando (3), Cindy Crawford (3), Avril Lavigne (3), Scarlett Johansson (3), India (3),
Steve Forbes (4), Noam Chomsky (4), Salman Rushdie (novelist (4)), Mark Twain (novelist (4)), Arnold Schwarzenegger (4), O.J. Simpson (football, abusive, criminal (4)), Danielle Steel (romance novels (4)), Iraq War 2003 (4), Teenage Runaway (3), Erin Sullivan (2), Pope Benedict XV
Ketu in Krittika
They might me magnets for criticism to the point where they don’t even care any more. Haters are gonna hate. It seems to me that something like Tourette’s Syndrome might come out of Ketu in Krittika since they can’t seem to put a lid on the criticism.
The Aries side of this has Rahu in Vishakha so these folks can really be full of fire. It’s hard to tell what is going on with them, but it seems to be the opposite of Saturn in Krittika. They almost seem to be ignorant of reality, science, truth, critical thinking skills. They are feelers, some great musicians have this, some mostly poor writers, though there are exceptions: Cervantes taught us to “dream the impossible dream.” Kenny Rogers filled the 80’s with overly emotional love songs that sought to make men weak. The sex pistols did the same thing from the other extreme. Maybe they are ambivalent to the contributions that righteous masculinity and strong commanders makes to society. The might not believe in tests or merit. Or they might be very inconsistent in this regard: using testing and merit excuses to keep undesirables away while using appointments to bring in more fiends.
Celebrities with Ketu in Krittika
Ketu in Aries: Edmond James de Rothschild (1), Qasem Soleimani (“shadow commander” (1)), Richard Wagner (1), Robert H. Goddard (1), Gabriel Lippmann (physics, photography (1)),Travis Barker (1), Kenny Rogers (“Coward of the County” (1)), Tiger Woods (1), Henry Every Pirate (1), Peter Arcari (1), Maxine Waters (1), Kate Winslet (1), Tara Reade (1), Sex Pistols (1),
Ketu in Taurus: Pierre Trudeau (2), Peter Jennings (2), Hariprasad Chaurasia (2), Ella Eyre (2), Natalie Wood (2), Nabievas Bakhar (2),
Glenn M. Walters (Marine Corp General (3)), Miguel de Cervantes (3), T.K.V. Desikachar (3), Ludwig Von Beethoven (3), Linus Pauling (chemical engineer, biochemist (3)), Wilhelm Rontgen (physics, engineering (3)), Harvey Cushing (3), Clark Gable (3), Rita Wilson (3), Susan Strasberg (3), Clive Wearing (musicologist lost his memory (3)),
Copernicus (4), Peter Smith (Artificial Intelligence (4)), Satoshi Nakamoto (4), Waldemar Rosler (illustrator, painter, lithographer (4)), David Beckham (4), Haralabos Voulgaris (Gambler (4)), Russel BrandAR (4), Martin Flack (4), Robin Di Angelo (4), Angelina Jolie (4), Margaret Mitchell (4), Mikhail Kalashnikov (2), Russia (4)
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