Nakshatra Purvaphalguni 13°20’ – 26°-40’ Leo is eleventh Nakshatra. The word ‘Purvaphalguni’ translates into the “former reddish one”, “the former” or “little fig tree”. The color red always evokes a wide variety of meanings and feelings. This nakshatra has a lot to do with the nature, qualities and temperament generally associated with the color red. The “fig tree” translation is a more obscure one and relates to the procreative aspect of this asterism. This Nakshatra falls in Leo sign and the ruling planet is Sun.
Symbol For Nakshatra Purvaphalguni
Purvaphalguni is the symbol of good fortune and luck. It is the birth star of Vrhaspati. Purvaphalguni brings about union and procreation on all levels.
Its main symbol is the front legs of a couch or bed. The bed referred to here is not the bed we use for sleeping on during the night time, but a divan or bed/couch used for a daytime siesta or lounging around. Some astrologers also use a swinging hammock as one of Purvaphalguni’s symbols. It is pretty clear from the above symbols that ‘comfort’ is the keyword for this nakshatra. In the cycle of the 27 nakshatras, the soul looks for comfort and enjoyment after attaining the ‘throne’ in the previous nakshatra.
Profession For Nakshatra Purvaphalguni
Dealers in products related to women, Gemstone Industry, Entertainers, and Beauticians; Make up Artists, Models, Photographers, Event Managers, Art Gallery Managers, Singers, mostly romantic types, Musicians, and Creative Artists.
Teaching profession in general, Physical Fitness Trainers, Interior Decorators and Designers do well in this Nakshatra. All professions connected with Marriages, Marriage Ceremonies & Childbirths, Nannies, Doctors (both Naturopaths and Allopath), Sex-Therapists, Sleep Therapists, and Masseurs.
Those involved in Dating Agencies, Biologists, Leisure and Tourism Industry, People connected with Production & Distribution of Incenses, business of Toiletries and related Venusians Products, Goldsmiths & Jewelers, Wool, Cotton and Silk Industry, Secretarial jobs etc. Animal trainers, Dye makers, Government Officials, Executives, and Diplomats too are created by this Nakshatra.
Planetary Ruler For Nakshatra Purvaphalguni
Sun and Venus are the two planets related to this nakshatra, Venus being its main planetary ruler. Venus’s involvement with this nakshatra is obvious from the fact that the main functioning of Purva Phalguni is procreation. Venus relates to the force which produces attraction between the opposite sexes and the main focus of Purvaphalguni centers around this attraction. Sun, however, is connected with one’s sense of self and is not very comfortable with the idea of losing one’s self to another, something which Venus naturally stands for. Purvaphalguni is a battleground for the conflict between ego, love and harmony.
According to Varahamihira, those born with Moon in Purvaphalguni are “generous in bestowing liberal gifts, have sweet speech, pleasing manner, a habit of wandering and often serve the government in one way or the other”.