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~ the 13th is 1 befour the 14th Nakshatra (Constellations)
(Rohini or red deer mension of god soma was the 14th - full moon - nakshatra )

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Perspective from the Hindus and the Pleidians

Pradosham The 13th moon:

Perspective from the Hindus and the Pleidians
August 5th 2006

For some years we have been observing the 13th moon as a window of time to reverse our karma. The Hindu tradition has it that Lord Siva wanted to give a break to the humans as well as Gods from karmic suffering. He selected the 13th moon sunset time (1 ½ hour prior to sunset to do the job. The story says during this time Siva drank poison and as a result his throat became blue. The mythology is so profound. Our throat is the doorway that separates spirit and matter. Our life energy is in the throat. Our karma both individual and collective is in the throat. The expression Adam’s apple has a reference to the secret of the throat. Chanting of a mantra like ‘Tiraneelakantam’ during the 13th moon is beneficial to remove your karma.

Now let us see what the Pleidians have to say about number 13. The Pleidians talk about the 13 month lunar calendar is more powerful. “Contemplating the number 13 as a hidden mystery will bring an understanding of what influences you. Although 13 has been considered a number of ill luck and evil, if you search you will find that it holds a very powerful key for decoding the consciousness of humankind” (p 188 Family of Light, Barbara Marciniak).

Repeating the mantra 'Tiru Neela Kantam' on the 13th moon will open up a new life for you. Also pay attention to the number 13 as well and what it does for you in your day to day life. Thirteen means a new beginning. Most people return to work at the 13th hour after lunch break. Hence between 1:00PM and 2:00PM is renewal of life. Similarly the day changes at 1:00AM which is the 13th hour. “The ruling families on your planet know the significance of the number thirteen and steer you away from its use. Convincing you that it is the number of ill luck or evil. However it is a key to the doorway of the mystery of power” (pg 191 One Family of Light).

Why don't you meditate during 1:00AM and the 13th hour, on the 13th day of the month or on a pradosham day? On a daily basis say number 13 thirteen times.

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Deity: Shiva

Nakshatra (Constellations) Chitra

From 23o20’ virgo to 6o40’ libra and star is governed by mars

Parts of the body : belly , lower part , kidney ,loins , hernia , vasomotor system

Chitra is ruled by Twashtar, the Cosmic craftsman.This is the "star of opportunity". Chitra reflects the world of maya and delusions, which they are to over come.This is the 14th nakshatra of the zodiac,
The symbol is the gem on the serpent's crest .It is anthropomorphically the forehead of Kalapurush.

Indications :

This is the "star of opportunity". These individuals posses charisma, personal charm, and can be flashy and glamorous. They love bright colors and usually have very beautiful eyes with well-proportioned bodies. This is one of the most mystical nakshatras of all. They have deep spiritual depth and with sudden flashes of insight. They are wonderful conversationalist; they say the right thing at the right time. Chitra rules creation, indicating artistic ability, and organizational ability as in architectural design. Many artists are born in this asterism. With an affinity to jewels they may deal with gemstones. Chitra reflects the world of maya and delusions, which they are to over come.


From 10o Taurus to 23o20’ Taurus , sign ruled by Venus and star is governed by moon

parts of the body : face , mouth , toungue , tonsils , palate ,neck ,cerebellum , atlas, cervical vertibrate.

'Rohini' is the wife of Chandra who is said to have been fond of fine dress, cosmetics and décor and was the most beloved of Chandra or Moon. Those born in the star Rohini are agriculturists, experts, well-behaved, handsome, good speakers and poets. Rohini Nakshatra evokes some degree of jealousy because others may resent that a person gains such abundance. It can increase desire. But these are only side effects to its great prosperity
Indications :

The "star of ascent," the myth implies the suffering our intense desires may bring, for the Moon could not help his desire for Rohini. This is a passionate, sexually seductive nakshatra. These people are very attractive, alluring, and beautiful. They love luxury, art, music and all the finer things life has to offer. They are extremely materialistic and frown on those who don’t measure up to their taste and high culture. They can be spoiled, for nothing ever seems to be good enough for their high standards. They can be extremely critical of others, looking down at their seeming low class. As the myth implies, they can be over sexed, and use sex to get what they want. They can be very artistic and have an appreciation for beauty and the fine arts. This is a growth-oriented nakshatra, ruling crops and fertility. This implies they can rise to the top and achieve their desires. Also there is fertility for procreation, meaning they have children. This nakshatra gives wealth, but they must harness their worldly materialistic desires.

Abhjit, "Victorious", the first marked pol-, or life... "At one time Vega was the Pole-star called in Akkadian Tir-anna (" Life of Heaven "),
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Fixed star: VEGA Wega
Constellation: Alpha Lyra
Longitude 1900: 13CAP55. Longitude 2000: 15CAP19.
Declination 1900: +38.41'. Declination 2000: +38.47'.
Right ascension: 18h36m. Latitude: +61.44'.
Spectral class: A1. Magnitude: 0.03.
Suggested orb: 1 deg. approx. Planetary nature: Ven-Mer

History of the star: A pale sapphire star in the Lyre Lyra. Vega from Arabic Al-Waqi' (1), "The stooping" eagle or "The swooping Vulture", and is often referred to as "The Vulture Star", "The Sitting Vulture", "The Falling Grype" and figured with upturned head with a lyre in its beak from the story of Orpheus [who might be described as the prototype of our modern pop-star] who was torn apart by the Maenads, raving mad-women [or fans], they cast the lyre in the river. Jupiter sent a vulture to scoop it out of the river and then placed it in the sky.

Alpha is Wega, less correctly Vega. Waghi, Vuega vel Vagieh, Veka are variations.

Greek titles for it became Allore, Alahore, and Alohore - (?).

Among Latin writers it was Lyra as often the alpha star or lucida takes on the name of the constellation. Flamsteed's had Testa fulgida dicta Lyra; Latin Fidis and Fides "lyre", "string" and Fidicula.

Sayce identifies Wega, in Babylonian astronomy, with Dilgan, "the Messenger of Light", a name also applied to other stars; and Brown writes of it: "At one time Vega was the Pole-star called in Akkadian Tir-anna (" Life of Heaven "), and in Assyrian Dayan-same ("Judge of Heaven"), as having the highest seat therein; but fourteen millenniums have passed since Wega occupied that position!" Due to the precession of the equinoxes, Polaris is now our Pole Star; "the still point in the turning world".
The Chinese called Vega She-niu, "the weaver", and her beloved shepherd, Altair, who meet once a year, crossing the Milky Way. Christians saw Lyra as King David's harp. In Holland's translation of Pliny it is the Harp-star.

It was one of the stars in the Hindu 20th nakshatra, Abhtlit, "Victorious", the most northern of these stellar divisions and far out of the moon's path [usually the stars in moon mansions are ecliptic stars], but apparently utilized to bring in this splendid object; or, as Mueller says, because it was of specially good omen, for under its influence the gods had vanquished the Asuras; these last being the Hindu divinities of evil, similar to the Titans of Greece. It was the doubtful one of that country's lunar stations, included in some, but omitted in others of their lists in all ages of their astronomy, and entirely different from the corresponding Arabic manzil and Chinese sieu, which lay in Capricorn. The Hindus figured it as a Triangle, or as the three-cornered nut of the aquatic plant Cringata.

Vega, along with Deneb Adige in the Swan, and Altair in the Eagle, forms the Great Summer Triangle. (Allen).

Kynosoura, POLARIS "the still point in the turning world".

Fixed star: POLARIS Cynosura
Constellation: Alpha Ursa Minor
Longitude 1900: 27GEM10. Longitude 2000: 28GEM34.
Declination 1900: +88.46'. Declination 2000: +89.15'.
Right ascension: 02h31m. Latitude: +66.05'.
Spectral class: F8. Magnitude: 2.1.
Suggested orb: 1 deg. approx. Planetary nature: Sat-Ven

History of the star: A star in the tip of the tail of the Little Bear Ursa Minor. Its name comes to us from the Latin, Stella Polaris, meaning "Pole Star".

It was known as the Star of Arcady, a title referring to Arcas, son of Callisto, transferred to the skies, now Ursa Minor, by his father Jove, when ignorantly about to slay his mother (Ursa Major).

Polaris has long been an important star to sailors, caravans of old winding their way over the desert by night and others who navigated their way by the stars. Located almost directly overhead as seen from the North Pole, it is situated at the tip of the tail of the Little Bear, Ursa Minor and the Lucida of that constellation. Perhaps more than any star other than the Sun; Polaris has been regarded as the most important star in the heavens. It has been known by many names in the past; "the Pathway"; "the Pointer" - indicating the way; "Navel of the World", "Gate of Heaven", "Hub of the Cosmos", "the Highest Peak of the World Mountain", "Lodestar"; "the Steering Star"; "the Ship Star"; and Stella Maris "Star of the Sea".

Greek navigators of old called Polaris; Kynosoura, which means "the Dog's Tail". The name came into our English language as Cynosure, which means "an object that serves as a focal point of attention and admiration" or "Something that serves to guide".

The Arabs of old regarded Polaris as a hole in the sky in which the Earth's axis found its bearing. The Norsemen saw Polaris as holding the Universe together, Moguls calling it "the Golden Peg". In Damascus it is called Mismar, a "Needle" or "Nail" and Al Kutb al Shamaliyy, "the Northern Axle", or "Spindle", the Pin fixed in the under stone of a mill around which the upper stone turns.

Indians called it Grahadhara "the Pivot of the Planets" representing the great god Dhruva.

The Turks know it as Yilduz, the Star par excellence; and have a story that its light was concealed for a time after their capture of Constantinople.

The proximity of the stars of the two bears (Ursa Major and Ursa Minor) to the North Celestial Pole gave the impression that they were wheeling around this point, pulling perhaps a plough behind them, tilling the heavenly fields and driven on by Bootes the Bear Driver who chases or herds the Bears around Polaris. Another version of this story has it that the oxen were tied to the polar axis and were driven on by Bootes, assisted by his two dogs Canes Venatici, in order that the rotations of the heavens should never cease.

In spite of Polaris's usefulness in navigation, the Arabs looked on the star as an evil star, calling it Al Kiblah, because it was the star "least distant from the pole". To them it was also Giedi or Al Jadi, Al Jadi, or Juddah, "the Young He Goat", "the slayer of the man" who had slain the Great Warrior of the Sky; who forever lies in the huge coffin outlined by the stars marking the big dipper (Ursa Major), all the other stars mourn for their lost hero and each night march around the sky in a never-ending funeral procession. The villain, Polaris, alone is kept motionless, an outcast forever fixed to the coldest part of the northern sky. Muslims used this star to orient themselves toward Mecca, the place Muslims must face during worship.

To our eyes Polaris appears to be motionless at the center of the field of circumpolar stars, a "still point in the turning world". All the other stars appear to circle around Polaris. But as early as 320 BCE the Greeks has realized that Polaris did not mark the pole exactly. Until then many people had believed that the heavenly Pole was absolutely and eternally fixed. Polaris has long been moving nearer the North Celestial Pole as it is still doing now. It will be closest to that position around 2100 AD. Because the earth wobbles on its axis like a slowly spinning top, the Pole Star once was Thuban, the third star from the end of the tail of Draco. And in a little more that 5000 years from now, Alderamin, the brightest star in the constellation Cepheus, the King, will be the Pole Star. (Allen).

In past ages, whichever star held the position of Pole Star was worshipped as the star of that age. Polaris is now the star of our own age. The planet, Uranus, was discovered a degree (longitude) away from this star.

A good essay on Polaris by Lance Carlyle Carter can be read on this website:

Influence of the constellation: By the Kabalists it is associated with the Hebrew letter Tau and the 21st Tarot Trump "The Universe", "The World". (Robson).

General influence of the star: The Arabs were of the opinion that the contemplation of Polaris cured ophthalmia. (Robson).

The Chinese considered the Pole Star as the 'Great Honorable Lord of the Heavens'. Other races too had high admiration for it and one can draw the conclusion that, in a relevant position in the natal chart, it will give spiritual powers to the bearer and he will be highly respected. The Pole Star serves as a guide and indicator. If it is conjunct with planets in the angles, the native will have a good sense of discretion and is able to follow 'his intellect'. He clearly recognizes his aims and will pursue and achieve them. (Ebertin).

Ptolemy gives it a Saturn-Venus rating entirely right for the star which serves so well to guide us in our wanderings and this is just what it tell us about people when we find it strong in their charts. According to its aspects, they are excellent, or not so good at, receiving and giving guidance, and give it they always will and to any and all who will listen. (Dr Eric Morse).


The Fixed Stars and Constellations in Astrology, Vivian E. Robson 1923, Ascella Publications, UK, ISBN: 1 898503 50 8.

Starnames, Their Lore and Meaning, Richard Hinchley Allen, 1889, Dover Publications 1963. ISBN 0-486-21079-0.

The Fixed Stars and Their Interpretations, Ebertin-Hoffman Originally published in 1928. Translation by Irmgard Banks.

The Living Stars, Dr Eric Morse, 1988, Amethyst Books, ISBN 0-944256-02-3.

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