Wonders of Krittika Nakshatra

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Planetary Lord of Krittika nakshtra : Sun
Meaning : The cutter, To be Critical
Deity : Lord Agni — the fire god, Lord Murugan/Skanda/Karttikeya
Orgin of Lord Agni & name of his wife & Children’s : There are many theories about the origins of the Lord Agni, in one theory it is said that Agni originated from the forehead of Prajapati ( Brahman ) and in other theory it is said that Kashyapa and Aditi are parents of Agni deva.With the creation of Agni came light, and with that were created day and night. Swaha is wife of Agni dev and Agneya(, Pavaka, Pavamana, Suci are his childerns. And in some old vedic books its even written that Karttikeya is also the son of lord Agni.
Symbol : Axe, sharp edge, or flame, razor, Knife
Mantra : ॐ अग्नये स्वाहा। इदं अग्नये इदं न मम॥
Gender : Female
Gana : Rakshasa (demon)
Direction : North
Body part : Head. Sun is the lord of Krittika nakshtra. It represents eyes, brain, face, neck, throat, tonsils, and lower jaw. The native will suffer from problems related to these body parts when the Krittika nakshatra is afflicted in the horoscope.
Animal : Female Sheep/ Female Goat
Bird : Peacock
Tree : Gular or cluster fig / Athi
Colour : White
Planet exalted in krittika : Moon in 3° Taurus
KRITTIKA nakshtra fall in : Aries sign
Degree : 26°40″ to 10°00″ Taurus sign
Krittika nakshtra divided into 4 pada :
1st pada 26°40″– 30°00″ – Sagittarius navmansha
2nd pada 00°00″– 3°20″ – Capricorn navmansha
3rd pada 3°20″– 6°40″ – Aquarius navmansha
4th pada 6°40″– 10°00″ – Pisces navmansha

Generic : Native’s having lagna lord or lagan or Moon or prominent planets in krittika nakshtra in Aries sign are loyal, intelligent, confident, competitive, and make natural leaders. And in Taurus sign are light-hearted, reliable, generous, likeable, obedient, and fond of sensual pleasures.

Activation Age : During the dasha of planet in krittika nakshtra and planetary maturity ages, And another way of activating a planet is activation age of nakshatra it is sitting in. Krittika Nakshatra activates itself at the ages of 7th, 14th, 21st, 30th, 42nd, 43rd, 47th, 71st, 74th, 77th & 84th year of age.

Planet maturity age :
Jupiter – 16, Sun – 21, Moon – 24, Venus – 25, Mars – 28, Mercury – 32, Saturn – 36, Rahu – 42, Ketu – 48

Key Themes :

• Adulterous Nature and Illicit Affairs
• Eating Habits, Digestion and Cooking
• Surrogacy and Foster Parenting
• Illegitimate and Abandoned Children
• Killing of Snakes
• Burn issues to Animals

Characteristics of Krittika nakshtra native’s :

Krittika Nakshatra individuals are highly determined and tenacious and will go to any lengths to achieve greatness. They can be stubborn and aggressive by nature. Destructive tendencies, combative nature and issues with anger may be observed. Krittika nakshtra native’s can be very good at analytically examining something and criticizing it. They are good at rationalizing things. The primary motivation is Kama.if under affliction or under the influence than Illegitimate affairs and attraction is common in Krittika. The person has trouble controlling his diet and eating habits(if afflicted).
They have an extreme temper, but it does not last too long. They have very Razor sharp tongues (The symbol of this Nakshatra is a cutter) especially if the 2nd lord is in krittika nakshtra. People born in krittika nakshtra are generally intuitive, strong-willed, and assertive. They may be prone to anger and violence. The Krittika nakshtra native’s usually hide their caring, nurturing and emotional side under hard and rough exterior. But they like to support people around them with their warmth, independence and will power. Krittika nakshtra native’s gets many chances to serve and save animals in their life.

Krittika Nakshatra 1st Pada : The natives are spiritually developed, moral and generous in nature. They have extraordinary will power and intellect. They enjoy high status in their family and social circle and are very hard to win over. Planets here give a lot of will power, strength and stamina. Such people make good detectives and policemen, including Politician. They love animanls and help under priveledged people. Pada 1 people need to keep their anger in check.

Krittika Nakshatra 2nd Pada : It makes the native materialist. It falls in Capricorn Navamsa ruled by Saturn.From this 2nd pada, Venus is the co-ruler Sun and Venus are natural enemies thus the Taurus part of Krittika has more to do with harmonizing rather than having a cutting no nonsense militant approach. Pada 2 people can make good astrologers, tarrot card readers, psychics.

Krittika Nakshatra 3rd Pada : These natives are idealistic and sincere to there responsibility but little Procrastinator, Greedy mind, Crabby. The 3rd pada falls in the Aquarius Navamsa which is ruled by Saturn. It is humanitarian and altruistic combining futuristic visions and the primitive knowledge of the principles. These native’s are quite indulged in pleasure which gets them into financial trouble.

Krittika Nakshatra 4rd Pada : It gives creativity, sensitivity and emotional nature but little Indifferent , argumentative , Egoistic in nature too.This is also referred as Pushkar Navmansha, People born under pada 4 are very intelligent, educated and love to learn about the religions text of their faith.

Professions : Entrepreneur, C-level executive, or manager, Explorer and researcher, Military service, Air force, Army, Navy, police officer, or firefighter, Barber and Butchers. Artist of weapons and explosive material maker. Manufacturing of sharp utensils or cookery product. Tool manufacturing and Blacksmiths, Dancer, musician, artist, or chef, Teacher, coach, or personal trainers, spiritual leader, head of orphanage.

Stories and Curse Associated with Krittika nakshtra :

1) Story of Agni & Swaha Devi – Saptha Rishis :

Swaha was the daughter of Daksha. She fell in love with the god of fire, Agni, and was pursuing him. Agni did not notice her. Agni, caught sight of the beautiful Kritikas, Kritikas were women happily married to the Seven Stars called Saptha Rishis. They are Kashyapa, Atri, Bharadhvaja, Vishvamitra, Gauthama, Jamadagni and Vashishta.The god became highly inflatuated by the wives of the Saptarshis who were so attractive and beautiful, and kept staring at them.

Finally, Agni could not bear the guilt of longing for wives belonging to someone else and he went to the forests to perform penances. Swaha followed him and realised his desire. She took the forms of the wives of the Saptarshis and seduced Agni and she tried to make love to Agni. Pleased with her success, she went on to disguise herself as each of the other six Kritikas. However when the seventh time, she tried to make love to Agni she wasn’t unable to take the form of Arundhati, wife of Vashishtha as she was extremely devoted to her husband.
But when the truth became known to Agni dev he saluted Swaha, “Thanks to you, I have quenched my thirst without breaking the sacred laws of marriage and without incurring the wrath of the sapta rishis.” Agni accepted Swaha as his consort and declared that he would not accept any oblation unless her name was chanted during the offering. During a yagna ceremony, the priests says, “Swaha,” every time he pours milk or ghee or offerings into the fire.
The myth also tells that Goddess used a unique form of contraception. She collected Agni’s sperm during the six occasions, carried them in the form of a bird, the Suparni and kept them in a cave. So she did not get pregnant despite the six times she made love. The cave gave birth to a boy called Skanda. The child born of Agni’s union with Swaha was named Kartikeya; he was a divine warrior with the strength of seven men.

It must be noted that in the other story of Kartikeya as son of Shiva, it is said that there was a time when the demons were destroying the world and creating tremendous problems for all creatures, even the gods. To defeat them, the gods obtained the seed of the Lord Shiva, which refers to his virility, energy or power. When the gods got Shiva’s seed, it required special arrangements to preserve it. It had such a fiery quality that an ordinary receptacle or womb could not hold it. The seed was thus cast in fire, Agni dev and protected by water maa Ganga. The Krittikas were requested to nourish it in their womb. Kartikeya was born as six babies looked after by Krittika Nakshatra. The six babies are later joined together by Goddess Parvati. Karttikeya was thus born and on the seventh day after his birth killed the mighty demon Taraka, and thereby relieved the gods from the demons.

2) Story of Karthikeya & Tarakasura :

Kartikeya is the son of Shiva and Parvati. He is also considered by some to be the son of Agni and Swaha. An Asura named Taraka had obtained a boon that he could not be slain by anyone except a seven day old child. Armed by this boon, he defeated all the celestials. Only a child born to Shiva could kill him.

However, Shiva had become a recluse after the death of his wife Sati. With the help of Kamdev, the Gods ensured that he married Parvati, a re-incarnation of his wife Sati. Kartikeya was born of this union. (The story of his birth is told in the above story) Once Kartikeya reached the age seven day, he led the Devatas army against Tarakasur and killed him.

His vehicle is a peacock and his weapon is a spear. He has two wives, Valli, and Deivanai, the daughter of Indra. His other names are skanda, Kumara, Subrahmanya, Shanmuka and Guha.

Effect of different planets posited in Krittika Nakshatra :

SUN : If the Sun is posited in the 1st Pada, It will grant Power, Authority and Fame. Sun is very strong here. It gives lot of Will power and stamina. The native will be highly educated. Sun in 2nd pada indicates long life, happiness from the children, becomes wealthy after the middle age. Mentally very strong. The native has the quality and strong liking for fine arts. Fond of music. The native can have speculative tendencies. In 3rd and 4th pada its better for Spiritual prospect rather than materialistic pursuit. If Krittika Sun makes relation with Jupiter, the native can be very good in political strategy and will have leadership skills.

MOON : Moon is not comfortable in the 1st pada of Krittika Nakshatra. A soft planet like moon is not comfortable in a segment which is full of fiery element like mars and sun. It fails to express its soft emotions. In the 2nd pada moon gives very good result. It is exalted here. It gives a very attractive personality with power. Mind functions at its peak here. Though the main way of expression is materialistic in this pada, the motherly nature of moon gets full expression here. Moon is also good in the 3rd pada it gives Artistic qualities and in the 4th pada it give the native full expression qualities.

MARS : Mars in 1st pada gives a commanding appearance, Argumentative ability. Native can becomes a renowned Lawyer or Military or Police Officer or associates with the government. In the 2nd pada it can give Injury in the forehead or around the eyes, afflicted reins, eyesore, throat troubles etc may happen. It give vindictive character (wanting or trying to hurt somebody without good reason). If Mars is in 3rd pada the native derives maximum benefit from the government. The native will have a very smooth profession. The will be very learned and expert in Arguments. Gains through speculation and Inherits property. In the 4th pada the native enjoys his life to the fullest. Success in his life comes after marriage.

MERCURY : In the 1st pada the native can be employed in government or if does any business, he gets maximum benefit through government organisations. Loved and respected by the mass. The native can be Fond of women and wine. Conjunction of Sun makes the native a physician or surgeon. In the 2nd pada it gives the native a cheerful and jovial character. More than one marriage is indicated. Conjunction of Jupiter may make him interested in occult. If in 3rd pada it gives the native a pleasing appearance. The native will be practical in his approach and enjoys power. Conjunction of Saturn may lead him into scientific or intellectual pursuits. In the 4th pada the native enjoys a very high position in the professional field. Very much attached to his duties and responsibilities. But His health will not be good. Jupiter’s conjunction or aspect may make him leader of his community. He may be employed as an adviser, mainly in the financial field.

JUPITER : In the 1st Pada will make the native well educated and will be interested in history and literature. The person will be highly ethical and will love to travel a lot. The native may gain through speculation. If in the 2nd pada, it will fall in the Capricorn Navamsha which is the sign of debilation for Jupiter. So Jupiter here is not very comfortable. In the 3rd pada the native will have a magnificent personality. The native gets Earns love and affection but not money. This pada promotes learning and Jupiter is the karaka for learning. In 4th pada Jupiter goes to Pisces Navamsha and hence gives good result.

VENUS : Both Sun and Venus are creative in nature, so it makes the individual artistic and creative in nature. When Venus is posited in the 1st pada It increases sexual desire and creates problem in relationship with spouse. If aspected by sun, marriage can happen early. In 2nd pada, it increases interest in beauty, elegance, fashion etc. In the 3rd pada it makes the person generous and very romantic. He can attract females easily. In the 4th pada, it makes the native fond of Music and acting. The native can gains good amount of wealth from fine arts.

SATURN : Saturn is not comfortable in the star of Sun. Saturn is most uncomfortable in the 1st pada which is his debilation sign also. In the 2nd pada and 3rd pada saturn goes to makar (Capricorn) and Kumbha (Aquarius) Navamsha which is the own sign of Saturn. Taurus is also a friendly sign and also an earthy sign, Saturn bestows good result if other factors are supportive.

RAHU : Rahu does not feel happy in the star of Sun especially in the 1st pada where he has to face both Martial energy and solar energy. Rahu in Krittika can be explosions in social and worldly relationships. Among all, the 3rd pada is the best for rahu.

Part2 : Predictive techniques of kritika nakshtra(researched and practically observed excerpts from my upcoming book on nakshtra).

Karitika nakshtra is also associated with kirti and apkiriti to the native, sometimes there are hidden things in kritika for a long time and than suddenly it comes out which can either give kirti(fame) or apkiriti(defame).
For example third lord in kiritka nakshtra in taurus sign during the dasha of venus or planet associated with venus native’s talent will come out in public and can give fame(kirti).
In another example rahu in kritika in 8th house person may have hidden relationship but suddenly came out and person get defamed.
During the dasha of planet in kritika nakshtra the native will cut out the relationship or things will go away from the native because the native don’t deserve it.. process of purification will start.
For example rahu in pisces in 4th house and Jupiter in 5th house now here Jupiter sitting in 5th house carrying the energy of rahu in kritika(being a dispositor of it) during the dasha of Jupiter the native will come to know the hidden relationship of his or her lover and there will be cut in relation…in terms of education the native may find that this stream of subject is not good for him so he will change the stream.
Kritika nakshtra is also associated with the protection from snakes or killing of snakes..sometimes u will find karitika native connection with snakes like kul devta or gram devta or someone in the family may have killed a snake just to protect his family.(lord kartikey vehicle is peacock and peacock is seen fighting or killing snakes)
Kartitka nakshra is also associated with the fire rituals like performing last rites or havan or yagya at home(watch the video). Retro planet in 9th house or rahu ketu association with Jupiter or retro Jupiter in karitika indicates performing fire rituals due to pending karma.
Sun in karitika nakshtra –father may be multiskilled or famous or leaders in society, love to collect sharp objectes, if afflicted indicates eye surgery to the native or father. Father will be a earl riser or straightforward person. Father may love cooking or have some kindof association with fire or fire rituals. Sun in karitika nakshtra if unafflicted indicates native and father wil get fame. Sun in Kartika associated with venus in Capricorn navmansha indicates father may be dealing with sharp objectes or medical profession.

  1. Any planet in krittika in 2nd house, 2nd or 3rd lord or house or Mercury in Krittika nakshtra can make the native extremely blunt, straight forward in communication. And if afflicted the native will criticise others.
  2. 2nd lord in krittika, the native can have a big appetite, they love to eat food specially spicy food, and would love to cook, if falls on the Taurus side.
  3. Moon in 2nd house, The eyes of the native will be very beautiful, and will get appreciation beacuse of it. And if afflicted by Rahu or Ketu it will give issues to eyes. Mars in krittika conjuncted with Moon will give cut or issues in eyes to mother(mars in injury, moon is mother) and if conjuncted with Venus it will give issues in the eyes of wife.
  4. 3rd lord or house in krittika nakshtra the native will have very sharp hand writing and he will have very formal relationship with his siblings and neighbour. Speech can be harsh, rude and dominanting. And will have interest in cooking. And if venus is in 3rd house the native will be very much talented in cooking and if conjuncted with Sun, the native will get name and fame during the dasha of sun because of cooking.
  5. 4th lord in krittika can make the native cleaning freek.(constantly keeps cleansing himself and his house)
  6. 5th or 7th or Venus in krittika can give cut or divided in relationships. The native can be flirtatious and sexually lustful in nature.
  7. As we know now that 7 Krittika took the responsibility of taking care of infant Kartikeya who was not their child, this nakshatra is directly related to foster care, Foster Parenting or adoption. 5th house or lord in krittika, 5th lord or 5th house is afflicted, lagan or lagnesh in krittika, planet in krittika nakshtra aspecting the 5th house or 5th lord even shows adoption, either the native could be adopted or he could adopt a child. We also need to see Saturn and 10th house in this regard.
  8. 6th lord or melafics like Saturn, Mars, Rahu, Ketu in krittika nakshtra can give cuts and injuries to the native, melafic affliction in this nakshtra increases the stubborn and aggressive nature of the native. Mars in krittika gives very dominanting and ambitious nature.
  9. Jupiter or 9th lord in Krittika gives the native a habit of answering back and has an nature of proving themselves right. 9th lord Jupiter retro in 2nd house will give issue in eyes of the native and as well as of father.
  10. 12th or 2nd lord in Krittika nakshtra can give poor eyesight.
  11. As we know Kartikeya was secretly handed over to 7 Krittika and Demons had to search for him, it becomes a nakshatra of immense danger, secret matters and research & investigation.
  12. Krittika nakshtra also relate with Divine Mother’s Care which is unselfish by nature. Krittikas didn’t care if Kartikeya is their child or not. This is why Moon is exalted here at 3 degree Taurus.
  13. Taurus is sign of wealth and assets, Krittika becomes a nakshatra signifying the need of security or safety. Kartikeya needed the safety as an infant.
  14. Moon in krittika if afflicted the native will be multi talented or his or her mother will have interest in cooking. The native can get cheated or can cheat people regarding financial matters.

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