‘Freshness’ is the word to describe Ardra Nakshatra in one word. It is a futuristic nakshatra,which tends to release a person from the decaying past through a series of stormy events.Best part is that, that storm is always for very short duration, doesnt last for long.If one does not try to cling to the past one can sail through this phase easily and be rewarded with a fresh start. For example, one feels disappointed when one loses a job, but this might provide a new opportunity and find success there in.That’s why Ardra is for Renewal.
People with Ascendant in Ardra Nakshatra usually have large faces, curly hair. Eyez have a particular piercing quality about them and the expression, “going red with anger”, literally applies to Ardra natives. The mad, absentminded professor is an Ardra character. They have good memory and are quick to respond to facts and figures. Ardra natives don’t usually verify the facts before they speak. Although they may appear calm outside there is usually some raging storm going on in their heads. Their lives are full of extreme changes and complete turn-arounds.
Change is the ongoing process for Ardra native.People under its influence have a tendency to swing from intense joy to intense sorrow, almost within a minute.This makes a person under its strong influence to be undergoing constant transformation.In some cases, this process produces good things like gems of knowledge and in some cases it produces negative things like poisonous thoughts and confusion, indecisiveness.
Ardra is pretty much as curious as Mrigashira, the only difference is that Ardra likes to know the cause behind the effect, while Mrigashira is mostly content with observing and enjoying the effect.Getting to the root of the matter is very important to this nakshatra. Ardra is therefore directly connected to one’s depth of perception. This is probably the reason why all people born under its influence have research orientated and probing intellects.
Even 7 years old children like to observe and understand people around them. There is a constant need for balancing the mental and emotional impulses in this nakshatra.
Even though Rahu is the main planetary ruler of Ardra, it can be seen as a combination of the energies of Mercury and Rahu.Ardra is the birthplace of Rahu’s mysterious energy.This Era of
Communication Boom(information technology) is one practical example of Rahu’s mercurial Energy – thats Ardra.
1st Pada:6° 40’to 10° 00′ Gemini- falls in Sagittarius Navamsa and is ruled by Jupiter. This pada relates to the exploratory and curious side of Ardra. Planets placed here have a happy go lucky disposition, but are prone to material excesses.
2nd Pada:10° 00′ -13° 20′ Gemini- falls in Capricorn Navamsa ruled by Saturn. This pada gives a strong interest in all types of materialistic pursuits and frustration therein. Most of the negative qualities This Pada gives constant troubles and misfortunes.
3rd Pada: 13° 20′ – 16° 40′ Gemini- fails in Aquarius Navamsa ruled by Saturn.This pada relates to the electrical, scientific and research oriented part of Ardra’s functioning.Planets posited here can give short sudden bursts of inspiration. Mental activity is at its peak in this pada.
4th Pada:16° 40′ – 20° 00′ Gemini- falls in Pisces Navamsa ruled by Jupiter. This is the Pushkara Navamsa pada of Ardra. It relates to the sensitive and compassionate aspect of Ardra. It has a strong desire to help those less fortunate than itself.Planets posited usually give benefic expansive results.
Profession: Electrical Engineers and Electrician,Electronic & Computer Industry,Computer Software Developers,Sound Engineers & Technicians,Musicians, especially those involved in Electronic Music,English Language Experts,Weapon Experts, Special Effects people in the Film Industry,Computer Game Designers & Sci Fi Buffs; 3D & Virtual Reality Experts,Manual Labourers of all types,Physicists,Mathematicians & Researchers, Scientists,Profound Thinkers & Philosophers,Writers & Novelists, especially of the science fiction genre,Surgeons,Physicians who administer poisons in small amounts as remedies like Homeopaths,Allopathic doctors,Those involved in mental sports like Chess,Scrabble, Bridge etc; Those working in Nuclear Power Plants,Thieves,Legal & Illegal Drug Dealers, Sales people adept at lying and double talk.
Body Part :Eyes and the Back and Front of the Head.
Direction :southwest, west and north.
Example : Albert Einstein, the famous physicist, was born with Ardra rising. His appearance, life and works reveal a lot regarding Ardra’s functioning.