Nakshatra Anuradha (3° 20’ Scorpio- 16° 40’ Scorpio) is the seventeenth Nakshatra and the word ‘Anuradha’ translates simply into ‘Another Radha’ or ‘After Radha’. Its alternative meaning is ‘Subsequent Success’. This name, as we can see, has its root in the fact that it follows the asterism Radha (Vishakha). Even though it is not apparent straightway, the often ignored fact is that these two asterisms (Vishakha & Anuradah) form a pair in the same way as Purvaphalguni and Uttaraphalguni. Anuradha Nakshatra falls in Scorpio sign and Mars is the planet who rules this sign.
Symbol For Nakshatra Anuradha
A ‘staff, is the main symbol of this asterism, which is directly derived from the shape ancient Vedic seers ascribed to its constituent stars. The staff has always been seen as a symbol of power and protection. In the Puranic lore most of the exalted sages carry a staff. It is in fact the only weapon that they carry, but it is usually more than enough as it carries within itself all the power of their penance.
Professions For Nakshatra Anuradha
Hypnotists & Psychic Mediums, Occultists, Institution & Organization Heads, Astrologers, and Spying works are related to this Nakshatra.
All occupations involving Night Duty, Photographers, Cinema related professions in general, Musicians, Artists, Managers, Industrialists, Promoters, Counselors, Psychologists, Scientists, Numerologists, Statisticians, Mathematicians, Explorers, Miners, Factory Workers, Diplomats, All professions connected with dealing with foreign Countries, Travel and Foreigners, and All professions requiring group activity.
Planetary Ruler For Nakshatra Anuradha
Mars, Pluto, Saturn and Ketu are the planets connected to this nakshatra. Saturn is the main planetary ruler here and its strong influence is evident in the discipline inherent in Anuradha. Saturn makes Anuradha serious about life in general. It makes Anuradha natives go beyond superficial layers of regular social interactions and search for the answers to the mysteries of life. It gives them an ability to understand and then transcend the limitations of the material realm. A well-defined sense of purpose for one’s existence is sought here through the influence of the two main karmic planets – Saturn and Ketu.
According to Varahamihira, Moon in Anuradha makes one “wealthy, a traveler, living in foreign countries and one needs to satisfy their appetite immediately as they find it difficult to bear hunger”.