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Ficus Infectoria sacred to Uttaraphalguni Aryamna nakshatra

Fruit of the wavy-leafed fig,

sacred to Uttara-phalguni


Nakshatra of Surya

Uttaraphalguni * Aryamna

from the constellation of Danab al-Asad * denebola

"the tail of the lion"

Gnaanamayamohini saasthra swaroopini uththirathevi sahaayakrube

Chandra in Uttaraphalguni

Surya's brilliant, radiant, political, creative, entertaining, gambling, center-stage, look-at-me navamsha trine =

Regional Names for Uttara-phal-guni




Uttora * Utthram * Utthiram Tamil

Utarphaluni * Uttra Falguni

Shakti of Uttara-phal-guni Nakshatra

commentary by Dennis Harness

"12. Uttara Phalguni: The Star of Patronage

(Leo 26:40 to Virgo 10:00)

The symbol for this service oriented lunar mansion is a healing bed or two legs of a cot.

This is the "social worker" nakshatra who is always helping the friend in need. They possess great skills in the healing arts and counseling fields.

These natives have a manushya or human temperament, while their primary motivation is moksha or spiritual liberation. The deity is Aryaman, the God of Patronage and son of Aditi, the Cosmic Mother.

The shakti associated with this asterism is the power of giving prosperity thru marriage".

The ruling planet is the Sun and reflects the ability to shine their healing light on those with whom they come into contact."

Nakshatra Vana

Plants Sacred to Uttara-phalguni Nakshatra

see nakshatra gardens at:

  • western botanical name = Ficus infectoria

  • Sanskrita namah: Plaksa

  • Tibetan (bodkye): ka lingga

  • Common names: Pakur, Pilkhan, Cuvi White Fig, White Fruited Wavy Leaf Fig, Juvvi Tree


Juvvi Tree = White-Fruited Wavy Leaf Fig =

sacred to Uttaraphalguni Aryamna nakshatra

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Body Part:
  • Left Hand of Kalapurusha

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Auspicious events: [BPHS]

  • Bondage (ensnaring) and other cruel deeds,
  • construction,
  • warlike acts,
  • deception

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Deity:

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Symbol:

  • Bed

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Gana = group:

  • Human = Manushya

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition
  • Dre Tau, rTa Chung * The little horse

  • sokye * Lake-born, Lotus

  • Wo

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Celestial Location

-- The Circle of Stars

  • the 12th nakshatra (new system)

  • 26:40 Simha until 10:00 Kanya

  • Pada-45, 46, 47, 48 of total 108

  • Denebola: beta Leonis and 93 Leonis

Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra Meanings

"The Latter Reddish One"

  • "The patron and the bosom-friend; favor, kindness and fruition." ~~ Roebuck, The Circle of Stars, p.107

Shakti of Uttaraphalguni Nakshatra

commentary by Pandit David Frawley

"Aryaman desired, "May I become the lord of the animals."

One who makes the appropriate offering to Aryaman, to the Phalgunis,

  • he becomes the lord of the animals.

Those born under Uttara Phalguni seek colleagues and followers in order to help them in their causes,

  • which are generally noble in nature (at least to them)."

Vocabulary for Uttara-phal-guni


  • reddish, red

  • small, minute, feeble, weak, pithless,

    • unsubstantial, insignificant, worthless, unprofitable, useless

  • A red powder usually of the root of wild ginger

    • (colored with sappan wood and thrown over one another at the Holi festival)

  • The spring season

  • A falsehood or "red" lie


  • fruits


  • The Nakshatra Uttaraphalguni (which is presided over by Aryaman)


  • A bosom friend, play-fellow, companion,

  • (especially) a friend who asks a woman in marriage for another


  • (who is commonly invoked together with Varuna and Mitra,

  • also with Bhaga, Brihaspati, and others;

  • he is supposed to be the chief of the Manes Bhaga. etc.,

  • the milky way is called his path

He presides over the Nakshatra Uttaraphalguni

The Sun

The Asclepias plant


  • upper, higher, superior

  • northern (because the northern part of India is high)

  • left (as opposed to dakshina "southern" or "right")

    • because in praying the face is turned to the east, the north would be on the left hand

    later, following, followed by, subsequent, latter, concluding, posterior, future time;

    • a following speech, answer, reply

    subsequent result, future consequence, in future years

  • superior, chief, excellent, dominant, predominant, more powerful

  • better, more excellent; superiority, excellence, competency; chiefly characterized by virtue

  • each of the Nakshatra that contain the word "uttara"

  • upper surface or cover

Opposed to; answer, contradiction, reply; (in law) a defense, rejoinder,

  • a defensive measure; gaining a cause (in law)

Attended with danger, having danger as the result

result, the chief or prevalent result or characteristic,

  • what remains or is left, conclusion, remainder, excess, over and above;

  • remainder, difference (in arithmetic), at the conclusion, at the end "



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 95

"A joyous healthy disposition yet quietly so.

  • She has a very soft pleasing voice,

  • bubbling over with fun and humor.

She is born to a family with social background

and loves to mingle with her friends in various social activities

  • yet she is not frivolous,

  • but beneath her joyous manner, rather serious minded.

She has fixed principles from which she will not deviate.

She prefers to choose her friends

  • from among the people who are artistically inclined and cultured.

She is efficient and adept at managing her home and her domestic life."


Simha portion = pada-1

Surya mulatrikona = Simha bhava-1 = iconic self, radiant charismatic center, solipsism, flesh-body appearance, entitlements, political brilliance, glittering light

  • "Contempt" dramatist, animal-advocate Brigitte Bardot + Shukra

  • Formula-1 test-racer Maria de Villota

  • dramatist Nicole Kidman * exotic animals

  • dramatist Brooke Shields * animal rights activist

  • dramatist Betty White * animal rights activist
  • dramatist Doris Day * animal rights activist
  • dramatist Ellen DeGeneres * animal rights activist

Kanya portion = Pada-2-3-4

Surya's mulatrikona Simha = 12th counted from Kanya lagna = interiority, the bedroom, foreign lands, private dealings behind closed doors, enemies of the marriage and those adversarial to alliances, meditation, dreams, other worlds, fantasies and phantoms, imagination, clairsentience, sanctuary, enclosure



  • Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 83

"A proud and arrogant disposition,

  • with a tendency to ride roughshod over other peoples' opinions.

Uttara natives are extremely intelligent

but because of their inordinate pride,

  • they accept favors ungraciously even when in need

and are ungrateful to those from whom they receive these favors."


Surya-ruled = politics and charismatic performance

  • bright lights and central roles in drama literature fashion theatre politics

Simha pada-1 * double Surya

Surya's mulatrikona Simha = 1st counted from Simha lagna

Surya's mulatrikona Simha = 1st counted from Simha lagna = iconic self, radiant charismatic center of attention, showmanship, solipsistic, flesh-body brightness, regal entitlements, dramatic, literary and political brilliance

Kanya portion = Pada-2-3-4

Surya mulatrikona = Simha bhava-12 *

interiority, the backroom and the bedroom, art-music studio, enemies of the marriage and those adversarial to alliances, espionage, clandestine operations, distant lands, private dealings behind closed doors, visions, spiritual guidance, nightmares, meditation, dreams, private prayer, other worlds, subconscious perception, fantasies and phantoms , charity

General Description of Uttaraphalguni characteristics -- from Das/ Behari

Description of the Pada = quarters = of Uttaraphalguni

Simha Rashi

Uttaraphalguni Pada-1 * Dhanushya navamsha = Pushkara Navamsha



From Das/ Behari

Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttaraphalguni *for the Male only *from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p xxx
  • "Here are found people who model in clay or other plastic material.

  • Usually separated completely from the rest of the family "

Kanya Rashi

Uttaraphalguni Pada-2 * Makara Navamsha


  • UK-PM 1997-2007 Tony Blair

  • USA-Gov-FL 1999-2007 John Ellis "Jeb" Bush

  • publisher "PlayBoy" Hugh Hefner


  • USA Pres-37 partner Pat Nixon (2 daughters, minimal wealth)

From Das/ Behari --

"You have a mixed temperament.

  • You are attractive.

  • You may experience heavy losses .

  • You will probably have more daughters than sons.

  • You possess a charitable disposition and are highly religious .

  • You may take an interest in occultism.

  • You are always in search of changes in the environment.

You may suffer from indigestion and liver problems."

Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttaraphalguni

*for the Male only* Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p xxx

"Here are found sculptors in bronze

  • and good mathematicians .

  • Modest and industrious,

  • earning their livelihood by their own efforts and merits.

  • Generally however they are not wealthy but just able to get by."

Kanya Rashi

Uttaraphalguni Pada-3 * Kumbha navamsha



From Das/ Behari --

"You will have an attractive appearance.

  • Possibility of many daughters.

  • You may not keep good relations with your siblings.

  • You are very clever in work, but not greedy.

  • You take a keen interest in scripture and other religious writings.

You may become famous in this field after your 40th year of age."

Description of the FourPada (quarters) of Uttaraphalguni

*for the Male only*

Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p xxx

  • same as pada-2

Kanya Rashi

Uttaraphalguni Pada-4 * Meena navamsha * Pushkara Navamsha


  • dramatist, Warren Beatty

  • "Hour of Decision" televangelist, Rev. Billy Graham

  • "Indiana Jones" dramatist Harrison Ford

  • writer Thomas Merton


From Das/ Behari

  • "You are virtuous, wealthy, but not greedy

  • And satisfied with small profits. "

Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Uttaraphalguni

*for the Male only*

Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p xxx

  • same as pada-2

BPL notes: Like its two sister Surya-ruled Nakshatra Krittika and Uttara-ashadha, Ravi-ruled Uttara Phalguni signals

a maker of amusements, an entertainer, a charismatic ethno-religious leader, or an iconic, regal, bright-shining celebrity politician.

Games, drama, center-stage, amusements:

  • Walt Disney, Hugh Hefner, Harrison Ford, Warren Beatty
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