PoorvaPhalguni

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Poorvaphalguni is taken as the eleventh nakshatra among the 27 nakshatras which are considered important in Indian Jyotish for making calculations from horoscopes based on Vedic Astrology. The literal meaning of the word Poorvaphalguni according to Vedic Astrology is The Former Reddish One or The Former one with Reddish or Red Colour. As the red colour is associated with desires of many kinds and Indian Jyotish considers red as an auspicious colour and that is why the bride is made to wear red dress during the marriage ceremony according to some Vedic beliefs, so the name of this nakshatra suggests its association with many qualities associated with red colour. Most of the Vedic astrologers take the symbol of this nakshatra as the front two legs of a Divan which is a bed or Couch used for seating in a relaxed way usually during the daytime and which is also used to get some sleep during day time. So the symbol of this nakshatra indicates that Poorvaphalguni is a nakshatra associated with relaxation of one kind or the other. It should be noted here that according to the prevalent beliefs of Vedic Astrology, only the front legs of the couch are taken as a symbol of this nakshatra which according to some Vedic astrologers mean that this nakshatra indicates the first stage of relaxation which is usually a deeper stage of relaxation compared to the second stage of relaxation which is a lighter form of relaxation and which is achieved when one has gone through the first stage of relaxation.

                                      For example, the short sleep taken during the daytime commonly known as siesta can be considered as the first stage of relaxation and the period during which a person just lies on the couch after waking up can be considered as the later stage of relaxation. It can be easily observed that the first stage of relaxation is much deeper than the second one as the person is sleeping and completely relaxing whereas the second stage of relaxation is a lighter one where the person has woken up but just lying in the couch for some extended relaxation. Poorvaphalguni indicates the first stage of relaxation according to the prevalent beliefs of Vedic Astrology whereas the second stage or the later stage of relaxation is indicated by the next nakshatra Uttaraphalguni which is a lighter form of relaxation and which we will discuss in the article dealing with Uttaraphalguni. From the above discussion, it is evident that Poorvaphalguni is associated with deep relaxation and accordingly the natives under the strong influence of this nakshatra are usually found looking for relaxation most of the times where this relaxation can be a comfortable seating position in a crowd, a job which requires lesser effort compared to the other jobs, making use of all the available luxuries to get comfort and relaxation and other kinds of relaxations.

                                 Vedic Astrology considers Bhaga as the ruling deity of this nakshatra. Bhaga is one of the twelve Adityas or Solar deities and the meaning of the word Bhaga is taken as Delight according to Vedic Astrology, and since the word delight in itself tells much about Bhaga, so the qualities of Bhaga like the promotion of enjoyment, relaxation, physical pleasures and marital happiness are relayed through this nakshatra and accordingly the natives under the influence of this nakshatra can be seen blessed with one or more of the above mentioned qualities of Poorvaphalguni. Venus is considered as the planetary ruler of this nakshatra according to Vedic Astrology whereas all parts of this nakshatra fall in the sign of Leo ruled by the Sun. Since the Sun and Venus are considered to be exhibit characteristics opposite to each other according to Vedic Astrology, so Poorvaphalguni is considered as a place where the energies of two planets which are very much opposite to each other, are fused and as a result Poorvaphalguni exhibits a mixture of qualities of Sun and Venus. As the Sun and Venus are considered to be enemies according to Indian Jyotish, so the mixing of the energies of these two planets can make this nakshtra a very dramatic and volatile type at times.

                                   Looking into some details, Sun is considered as the planet that represents the self or soul of a person in Vedic Astrology and strong influence of the Sun in a horoscope can make the native indulge in the search for his own self instead of socializing with the others and pleasing them. On the other hand Venus is a considered as a very social and giving kind of planet in Vedic Astrology and the strong influence of Venus in a horoscope makes the native indulge in materialistic actions like socializing with other people and trying to make them happy instead of doing some searching of the self. So the fusion of these two opposite energies can make Poorvaphalguni a volatile and to some extent unstable and unpredictable nakshatra at times and accordingly the natives under the strong influence of this nakshatra can exhibit behaviors which are quite contrary to their general nature. It should be noted here that the influence of Venus on this nakshatra is stronger than the influence of the Sun due to the fact that Venus is the direct planetary ruler of this nakshatra and also due to the fact that most of the qualities exhibited by Bhaga, the ruling deity of this nakshtra are in coherence with the nature and qualities exhibited by Venus, so as a result the Venusian energy combined with the similar energy of Bhaga is much stronger than the Solar energy in Poorvaphalguni. Hence the natives under the strong influence of this nakshatra are likely to be inclined towards the aspects of the life like relaxation, enjoyment, indulgence in physical pleasures, getting married and enjoying marital life, comforts and luxuries and other likewise qualities.

                                   The natives under the strong influence of Poorvaphalguni are usually very relaxed and casual in their approach towards life and they are not in a hurry to do things. Many Poorvaphalguni natives wake up late in the morning and then start doing their daily activities at a relaxed pace like they are in no hurry to do anything and they just want to do everything at their own pace. Natives under the strong influence of this nakshatra are usually very good at social skills and accordingly they do very well to socialize with people and practicing social norms. Such natives are not the ones who challenge the prevalent codes and conducts of a society or organization but they are the one who are very much willing to fit into those codes and conducts and as a result they can become a part of the crowd very comfortably. They are not the trend setters but trend followers, most of the times. They are usually very well behaved but they can exhibit quite the opposite behavior at times, especially when someone tries to interfere with their state of relaxation or rest. Poorvaphalguni natives do not like the people who they see as a threat to their relaxation, rest and enjoyment and they can react harshly or sometimes even violently to keep such people from disturbing their state of relaxation.

                                   Vedic astrology associates many kinds of professions with this nakshatra and the natives under the influence of this nakshatra can be seen in various professional fields practicing as Models, Photographers, beauticians and other people related with fashion industry, Actors and particularly the ones who are known as the romantic types, Singers and Musicians and other such people practicing in fields which requires the similar kind of creativity, all kinds of people dealing in professions which are related to relaxation and comfort aspect like people dealing in spa and massage industry, tourism and leisure industry, all kinds of people dealing in fields related to marriage and love life like the wedding planners and organizers, match makers, date doctors or dating advice providers and other such people and some other kinds of people dealing in some other kinds of professions. The strong influence of Sun in a horoscope along with the strong influence of this nakshatra can make the native become a government official or possess some other post of power and authority.

                                  And now taking a look at some of the other facts about this nakshatra which are considered important in Indian Jyotish for making some specific calculations like gun Milan, for the purpose of horoscope matching for marriage, Vedic astrology considers Poorvaphalguni as a female nakshatra which can be due to the fact that Venus is the planetary ruler of this nakshatra. Vedic Jyotish considers this nakshatra as fierce in nature and balanced in functioning and these classifications can again be attributed to the association of Sun and Venus with this nakshatra. Vedic astrology considers Poorvaphalguni as Brahmin in Varna which can again be attributed to its planetary ruler Venus, as Venus is considered as a Brahmin planet in Indian Jyotish. This nakshatra is considered as as Rajasic in Gun which can again be due to the fact that Venus is considered as a Rajasic planet in Indian Jyotish. Manav is the Gan assigned to this nakshatra and this classification can again be explained on the basis of influence of Venus on this nakshatra as Venus is considered as a very socializing and engaged in worldly affairs kind of planet and most of such qualities of Venus are relayed through this nakshatra. Vedic astrology assigns water as the element to this nakshatra.

By
Himanshu Shangari