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Nakshatra of Surya

see also: see also: emotional compatibility for Chandra in nakshatra of Surya

  1. Chandra in Aśvini - Dasra
  2. Chandra in Bharani - Yamya
  3. Chandra in Kṛttikā - Pleyades
  4. Chandra in Rohiṇī - Aldebaran
  5. Chandra in Mrigashira - Invaka
  6. Chandra in Arudra - Orion
  7. Chandra in Punarvasu - Aditya
  8. Chandra in Pushya - Sidhya
  9. Chandra in Aśleṣa - Naga
  10. Chandra in Magha - Regulus
  11. Chandra in Purva-phalguni
  12. Chandra in Uttara-phalguni
  13. Chandra in Hasta - Savitra
  14. Chandra in Chitra - Spica
  15. Chandra in Svati - Arcturus
  16. Chandra in Viśākha - Rādhā
  17. Chandra in Anuradha - Maitra
  18. Chandra in Jyeṣṭha - Antares
  19. Chandra in Mūla - Vichruta
  20. Chandra in Pūrvāṣāḍhā - Apah
  21. Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha - Vaishva
  22. Chandra in Śrāvaṇa - Hari
  23. Chandra in Dhaniṣṭha - Delphinus
  24. Chandra in Sadachbia - Varuna
  25. Chandra in Purvabhadra - Pegasus
  26. Chandra in Uttarabhadra - Andromeda
  27. Chandra in Revatī - Pashu


OM hram hrim hraum sah suryaya namah

AUM som somaya namah



Professor Chandra



resides in

कृत्तिका kṛttikā



Karthigai - Krithigai






Chandra in Kṛttikā - Pleyades

[only pada 3-4 = mūlatrikoṇa]

the doers * Kri-tika * mark of the Kri

emotional patterning delivered into the Earth consciousness grid

conferred by the races of

Alkyone the Strong Helper

Pleiades - Plejade - Pleyad

[pada-1 [Chandra-Mesha] ** [pada 2-3-4 Chandra-Urisha]


Lord Murugan at Batu Caves, Malaysia

Chandra located in a Nakshatra Trine of Surya

Often features a need [Chandra] to be recognized [Surya] for qualities of personal genius, divine intelligence, creative performance, center of attention, royal glory, all praise

See also: Chandra in a nakshatra of Surya

Each of the Surya-ruled nakshatra of Chandra is emotionally compatible with other creative genius, self-promoting, Surya-ruled celebrators

Although there are nine suns in the constellation of Kri-tika Pleyades,

only seven suns are visible from Terra.

Kṛttikā - Pleyades

[26-Mesha-40 until 09-Tauri-59]

[26:40 to 30:00 Chandra-Mesha-Arya]

[political humanistic Kṛttikā-1]

[navamsha Chandra-Dhanus] intuitively sensitive inspirational-guiding

[Pushkara pada] [not mulatrikona] [not uttamsha]


[00:00 - 03:20 Chandra-Urisha]

[hierarchical-lawful Kṛttikā-2]

[navamsha Chandra-Makara-Draco] intuitively sensitive class-conscious ordering [not mulatrikona] [not uttamsha]


[03:20 - 06:40 Chandra-Urisha]

[profitable-friendly Kṛttikā-3]

[navamsha Chandra in Kumbha] intuitively sensitive economic-populist

[pada 3-4 = mūlatrikoṇa] [not uttamsha]

Kṛttikā - Pleyades Pada-4

[Chandra-Urisha] 06:40 - 10:00

[visionary-imaginative Kṛttikā-4]

[navamsha Chandra-Meena] intuitively sensitive visionary-contemplative imagination

[Pushkara pada]

[pada 3-4 = mūlatrikoṇa] [not uttamsha]


  • founder of skilled nursing, Florence Nightingale

  • dramatist Katherine Hepburn

  • dramatist Mariel Hemingway

  • marketing mogul Chrysler Corp Lee Iacocca

  • mob boss Jimmy Hoffa


Janma-Chandra in Krittika * kri = creator

Kṛttikā - Pleyades = Pleyades = Seven-Sisters progenitors of Earth-human race

Surya * Sun + Chandra * Moon have a compatible, mitragraha * friendly relationship.

All three of the nakshatra of Surya = span two rashi.

Krittika Pada-1 in Mesha has a group of overlords who are highly compatible with Surya

  • Mesha = Surya-Kuja-Agni

Krittika Pada 2-3-4 has a different rashi overlord. Pada 2-3-4 tend to feel more conflict emotionally because of the natural animosity between hot self-centric Surya versus cool partnership-oriented Shukra.

  • Vrishabha = Surya-Shukra- Agni

Surya-ruled Krittika is often radiantly successful in public life, and cyclically moody in private life.

  • Like day and night.

A brilliant cutter, incisive, knife-wielding, cauterizing. Needs to have tapas , fire and war .

  • Krittika's fires can be interior fires of purification or exterior fires of brilliant courtly entertainments.

Kṛttikā-Chandra = emotionally rather independent and self-confident, with an incisive critical capability which must be carefully directed in order to improve material conditions while not harming the feelings of those with less sharp intelligence.

Natural political inclination -- especially pada-1 the warrior [Mesha]

Kṛttikā-Chandra enjoys institutional leadership roles that need a brightly regal, central figure in the guise of an entitled parent-protector.

Routine-thythm Chandra is a parental guardian of the Old Ways. Yet, depending upon the pada, Chandra-Krittika may also be innovative-competitive [1] collecting-preserving [2] economic-distributive [3] or ethno-nationally protective [4].

[political humanistic Kṛttikā-1]

[hierarchical-lawful Kṛttikā-2]

[profitable-friendly Kṛttikā-3]

[visionary-charitable Kṛttikā-4]

Affinity for fire and triumph. Cooking and cutting can be favorite habitual activities. Often a gifted chef who enjoys making meals for small groups of friends and family.

In the Mesha portion, Krittika's dynamic performance enthusiasm arises from the Jyotisha rule that says

  • Nakshatra ruler Surya and Rashi ruler Mangala enjoy an ati-mitru graha * best-friend planetary relationship.

Krittika's success in the Vrishabha - Urisha portion is limited by the Jyotisha rule that says

  • Nakshatra ruler Surya and Rashi ruler Shukra enjoy a mutual-enemies planetary relationship.

Kṛttikā-Chandra needs exposure to the Sunlight. One needs to be"out there" on center stage, in the light, meeting with people, discussing brilliant ideas, getting attention, displaying brilliance like a Royal, celebrating, being a celebrity, royally officiating ceremonies, beaming, radiating, reciting poetry and singing; channeling inspiration, truth, and divine lover.

The portion of Krittika Nakshatra which occupies Vrishabha rashi is somewhat easier for Feminine Nativities. Yet even in the Vrishabha portion, the natural animosity between Shukra and Surya creates a difficult psycho-emotional environment for most women.

Womenfolk may struggle to be successful in public life with Krittika placements

  • In addition to negotiating and harmonizing skills [Shukra] they must have fierce tenacity and enormous personal willpower [Surya].

Successful examples =

  • influential USA Senator-California, Dianne Feinstein

  • founder of modern professional nursing Florence Nightingale

Rather than predict defeat [which is inaccurate because some do succeed brilliantly] it helps to acknowledge that the Krittika path for Feminine Nativities may be long and emotionally difficult, with numerous setbacks, frequent interactions with self-important men, and feeling frustrated with the deficiency of harmony-seeking energy within the predominantly male communities within which a Surya-ruled Krittika female may often live and work.

  • Senator Feinstein, as an example of this success, developed tremendous skill in dealing with self-aggrandizing male politicians, and she also enjoyed significant positive support of Surya characters such as her father and her husbands.

  • Florence Nightingale too, in her diaries, describes the enormous obstacles she overcame through a combination of fierce willpower and pure compassion. The biggest detractors and naysayers of this woman who basically created the modern hospital system were self-important, political men.


Like its Surya-ruled sibling-Nakshatra Chandra in Uttaraphalgunī - Aryaman and Chandra in Uttarāṣāḍha - Vaishva, Chandra in Krittika has a deep emotional need to receive constant, effusive praise. [Like the effusive rays of the Sun upon one's countenance.]
  • The Chandra-Krittika native is profoundly nourished by public expressions of applause, approval, and acclaim.

Without a steady stream of political successes or prize-winning celebrity accomplishments, the Chandra-Krittika native can fall into a deep emotional depression.

Eating Food, Need for Nourishment

  • Sharp, critical, competitive and power-eaters in the Mesha pada. Can be a huge eater, and thus must exercise vigorously to keep the body-flesh in tone.

  • Sharply observant with incisive commentary

  • Krittika like to eat and cook -- often their main role in socializing = chef de cuisine

  • Feels emotionally comfortable near Fire, especially cooking fires

  • In a restaurant, the Kṛttikā-Chandra will like to sit where one can watch the cooks working, flashing their knives, ideally near an open fire

  • in the Vrishabha - Urisha quadrant = sensual eaters

Cutter and Fixer

  • Expert and incisive social critic .

  • " Cuts to the chase."

  • Fixer and changer.

  • Acts to incise inferiority, imperfection, and disease.

  • Makes improvements quickly and via force of personality

  • Inner emotional orientation is chronically, permanently energized to sharpen, strengthen, reshape and improve.

Thinks highly [Surya] of oneself according to the praise one receives in public performance, on the job and in civil life. However, the feeling s about oneself can dip quite low [Chandra] according to interior cycles. Has a public-private split personality. May be very moody .

Skilled at cutting jobs such a butchering , but not so easy in interpersonal relationships where criticism is not very helpful. Chandra in Krittika may have a habit of butchering their intimate relationships.

Challenge to the psychic mirroring function o f intimate relationships

High entitlement.

  • Works hard, and expects success to come . Usually it does. Surya and Chandra are great friends.


  • The body has hot temperature [Surya-Agni] and the passions are fiery.

Kṛttikā-Chandra is not always conventionally handsome; However, one is very charming and channels the divine intelligence with confidence and radiant enthusiasm which attracts the confidence of others.

One ischarismatic, competitive, idealistic , needs to receive praise and likes to have funr.

Krittika may criticize others as a form of emotional self-defense.

  • Sharp tools of critical argumentation .

  • Military general, shaping aggressive forces in battle. Uses words as cutting instruments.

  • Surgical skill with cutting edges, razors, knives, lasers, fire, most forms of metal weaponry.

  • If negative conditions apply, error of rejection generates perfectionism , vindictive blaming of others [e.g., blaming the poor for poverty] .

  • Impatient and intolerant.

  • A brilliant and successful liar, who insists that his actions are always praiseworthy.

Under positive conditions, Krittika's sharp social criticism may create a prophet or social reformer of great merit .

Loves fine food and wines and sensual touching pleasures.

Good cook and connoisseur. Deep anxiety can trigger excessive behavior = glutton for food, drink, and sex:.

Gender differences for Krittika

Krittika for Masculine Nativities:

  • as a Surya-ruled nakshatra, Krittika is considered an auspicious placement for menfolk whose instinct for public attention thrives in the self-assertive [boastful] center-stage masculine auspice of Lord Ravi. Seeks adoration and may succeed.

Krittika for Feminine Nativities

  • as a Surya-ruled nakshatra, Krittika is considered a less benevolent placement for Feminine Nativities whose calm cool feminine intuition is dried and burnt in the self-assertive, masculine auspice of Lord Ravi. Krittika Feminine Nativities typically do not sustain enduring marriage to males. Krittika Feminine Nativities are nevertheless emotional seekers of the bright light, and can be very successful stage performers capable of shining brightly for a large, adoring audience.

Feels a deep sense of security and belonging

When cooking and eating , whether the food is physical, emotional, psychological, social, financial, mental, or spiritual. [, any type of nourishment whether material or conceptual.]

the native will establish the deepest emotional bond with one who cuts and cooks alongside or shares the act of nourishment . This person may be the co-eater, the co-drinker, the fire-maintainer, or the cooperating sensual celebrant in any setting.

  • Deep emotional need to dominate, to cook and to be nourished.

Spiritual director of this section of the Learning Pathway

  • Agni [fire sacrifice]

Trauma profile: starvation, starved for attention

Krittika's psycho-emotional condition initiates in the current life when the mother does not sufficiently nurture her infant. Although she may care for the child publicly, and she may live her entire life in firm denial of the fact, it is possible that the mother did not want the child.

The child knows this in utero, and the child feels her disinterest after birth in the form of insufficient holding, inadequate access to the breast, and the mother being too busy with distractions such as other children, studies, or work.

The child compensates by working extra hard to gain the mother's attention, and the child becomes a"praise junkie" trying harder and harder to gainful and lasting approval .

  • Inside, he becomes extremely critical of himself to the point of self-hatred, but lavishly indulges himself with every form of rich nutrient that he can obtain.

Krittika natives are particularly prone to self-medication with alcohol because of the liquid-feeding experience mixed with the mind-numbing drug that dumbs down his internal self-criticism.

Criticism of others is also his weapon, used to destroy others who may be competing for the praising attention he so desperately craves.

Often very high achievers due to their charismatic [Surya] and competitive [Kuja] nature.

In public, they praise their mothers to the sky.

In private, Krittika natives resent their mothers deeply, and criticize their feminine partners in work and marriage for weakness, insufficient attention, and lack of interest in the Krittika native's success.

In marriage, the male Krittika in particular may fear that the spouse will not nourish him or will drive him into a state of sensual-emotional starvation. Krittika seeks attention elsewhere and will tend to stray.

Navamsha Moon in Kṛttikā - Pleyades

psychic mirroring function o f intimate relationships




In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses Krittika behavior. Under emotional stress within relationships, the native with navamsha Chandra in Krittika can experience anxiety reactions that manifest as compulsive self-criticism and obsessive programs of purifying fault-eradication.

The partner needs a clear and rigid path toward perfection. Partner is a sharp, principled, intolerant critic with strong ethical and aesthetic commitments.

Partner may be ruthless in weeding out inappropriate or undesirable company, so that the native cannot easily enjoy diverse friendships while also satisfying the partner's rules. Partner may be highly respected in their technical field esp. any form of cutting: "cutting out" , "cutting up" , "cutting away" .



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