Wednesday, September 21, 2011


POOSAM comprises of three stars and are known in modern astronomy as Theta-Cancri, Gamma-Cancri & Eta-Cancri, and has a visual magnitude of 4.57.  The ancient Vedic seers saw these stars as resembling an "UDDER OF A COW".

Poosam translates into the "NOURISHER", the "NURTURER" or the "YIELDING".  The name carries within itself the essence of this nakshatra.

Poosam's main symbol is the "milk yielding udder of a cow".  Some scholars ascribe a "FLOWER" to be one of Poosam's symbols too.

BRIHASPATI, the guru, priest and chief advisor of the Gods, is the presiding deity of this Nakshatra. Since he is the same as planet Jupiter, it is not very hard to correlate Jupiter's basic nature with the kind and caring disposition of this nakshatra. All of Jupiter's benevolence such as generosity, compassion, joyfulness and optimism are manifested through this nakshatra. Kindness is what this nakshatra is all about.

According to Varahamihira, those with Moon in Poosam are "lucky, learned, wealthy, ethical and of a peaceful nature".

Poosam relates to "BRAHMAVARCHASA SHAKTI"- the power to harness the creative powers of Brahma (the universal creator).  This re-emphasizes the priestly aspect of Poosam, where one does outer rituals like HOMA and YAGYA to get favour of celestial entities and divine powers in general.

It belongs to KSHATRIYA (Warrior) class because of Poosam's intense involvement in politics and rulership; Brihaspati, the ruling deity of this nakshatra, is supposedly  to have mastery over politics too.

It is MALE & a PITTA (fiery) nakshatra.

MOUTH & FACE are the body parts related to this nakshatra.

Its DIRECTION ranges from West to North.

The 1st paagam of Poosam indicate achievements, limelight, wealth and pride in one's family or ancestry;

The 2nd paagam of Poosam indicate hardworking and service oriented

The 3rd paagam of Poosam indicate comforts, luxury and sociability aspects ; &

The 4th paagam of Poosam indicates the esoteric side & it is the paagam of mantras and rituals.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam of POOSAM you belong to?  Every paagam comes with different interpretations.  Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference.

MOST FAMOUS PERSONALITIES OF POOSAM :-JIMI HENDRIX, the contemporary musician who relayed messages through his music, especially in songs like "May This Be Love".  Understanding his music is one of the best ways to understand the higher energies of this Nakshatra.


Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer
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Tuesday, September 6, 2011


PUNARPUSAM, the root of Jupiter-ian energy, consists of two bright stars in the constellation of mithunam, know in modern astronomy as CASTOR & POLLUX.  With visual magnitudes of 1.58 and 1.22 respectively, Castor & Pollux are easily visible in the night sky.

In most ancient cultures these stars were seen as TWINS (brothers or lovers).  The ancient VEDIC SEERS however saw this asterim as a "QUIVER OF ARROWS".

Punarpusam translates into "GOOD AGAIN", or "WEALTHY AGAIN".  We also get the impression of some positive transformation from darkness into light.

The arrows in the Punarpusam quiver are not normal arrows.  They are supposed to be like the divine astras (weapons), used in ancient times, which magically RETURN after fulfilling their function or mission. It is Punarpusam's function to ensure safe return to the starting point. 

ADITI, the mother of the 12 Adityas (solar deities), is the main ruling deity of Punarpusam.  She is often seen as the goddess of abundance. In a way she relates to all SPACE.  Aditi or space is the prerequisite for any motion or movement.  If there is no space there is no motion!

Aditi's rulership of Punarpusam imparts it with a MATERNAL, CARING, SENSITIVE, REASONABLE & ACCOMMODATING APPROACH.

Punarpusam relates to 'VASTUVA PRAPANA SHAKTI" - the power to gain or retrieve objects or objectives.  Its main theme is TRIUMPHANT RETURN & RENEWAL.

Punarpusam is related to all kinds of practices meant to foster self-understanding and enlightenment.  The interplay of mental and emotional gives rise to a very active, profound and inspired imagination.  Punarpusam natives thus excel in arts like poetry and writing.

Punarpusam always tend to FAIL or not get far in their 1ST ATTEMPT at any pursuit, but the funny part is that they almost SUCCEED if they try a SECOND TIME. That is why Punarpusam translates to being Good Again.  

It belongs to VAISHYA (Merchant) class because of its closeness with the mercantile planet, MERCURY.

It is a MALE & a VATA (airy) nakshatra.

FINGERS & NOSE are the body parts related to this Nakshatra.

Its DIRECTION is primarily related to the arc made by West, North and North East.

The 1st paagam of Punarpusam indicates to the moveable, adventurous & pioneering side.

The 2nd paagam of  Punarpusam indicates materialism aspect.

The 3rd paagam of Punarpusam indicates imagination and science aspect.

The 4th paagam of Punarpusam is considered to be one of the strongest and most powerful one.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam of PUNARPUSAM you belong to?  Every paagam comes with different interpretations.  Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference.

MOST FAMOUS PERSONALITIES OF PUNARPUSAM :- RAMA.  He always got everything right only in two-goes (he lost his kingdom and wife and then regained them back), as suggested by the expression "GOOD AGAIN".

Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer
H/P : 016-9700 001