‘Criticism’ is the word to describe this nakshatra.Krittika’s
piercing quality is criticizing and fault finding of human nature. Krittika gets to the root of any action or situation.Krittika doesn’t tolerate imperfections.Planets placed in Krittika give one pointed action and fiery bursts of energy. They act in a sudden and explosive manner. Krittika natives have a direct and straight forward approach and dont like to beat around the bush.
Krittika Nakshatra usually have cutting and blunt manners. One must however remember that Krittika natives are good at putting up social graces and do not act in a cutting or sharp manner all the time. They do so only when roused. They have an extreme temper, but it does not last for more than a few seconds.Krittika exemplifies Sun’s anger rather than Mar’s anger. Sun’s anger doesn’t last for very long, while Mar’s anger lingers on with an avenging attitude. The King (Sun), does not need to stay angry for long to declare war.
Planetary ruler of this Nakshatra is Sun, and Sun’s rulership indicates the pride, ambition and self motivation in Krittika’s character.The first pada is co-ruled by Mars. The combined energies of the two military planets make it harsh in its approach and functioning. It can ruthlessly conquer any obstacles or enemies that come in its path.
Sun+Venus, Sun+Mars conjunction or exchange in a horoscope carries energies similar to Krittika. Sun, Mars and Venus usually give strong results here but as always alot depends on the pada they occupy.
Krittika natives usually hide their caring, nurturing and maternal side beneath hard, stem exteriors. Fire, despite its dangerous and destructive potential, cooks our food, warms us up on a cold day and helps make most of the things we require for a comfortable living. In Krittika we find that Sun’s fire makes life possible on earth. This is the reason why Krittika natives are usually the life-sustaining element within their social sphere. They like to support others around them through their warmth, independence and will-power. In some cases this may be excessive and the result is similar to overcooked food.
Profession :Critics,Managers,People in authority positions, Teachers, Educators, University related professions, Fire Fighters,Explosive Experts, Fire Dancers.Professions connected to Rehabilitation of Addicts of all kinds whether it be related to drug
addiction, smoking, alcoholism, weight problems,Professions involved in promoting methods & techniques for Self-Improvement or Self Assertiveness,Gold diggers & Miners,Cooks of all varieties.
1st Pada— falls in Sagittarius Navamsa ruled by Jupiter. This is a highly moralistic, generous pada. There’s a daredevil element
to this pada, which connects it to one type of military pursuit or the other. It is the explorer of the zodiac. Planets here give a lot of will power, strength and stamina. Sun, Mars, Jupiter and Ketu are
especially strong here.
2nd Pada— 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.This pada also has a strong sense of ethics but its vision is more material rather than spiritual.The maternal aspect of
Krittika’s functioning is at its peak here. Moon reaches its aximum exaltation in this pada. Mars and Saturn also function strongly here. However Mar’s placement here has more to do with receiving nourishment rather than providing
3rd Pada— falls in Aquarius Navamsa ruled by Saturn. This is also a humanitarian and altruistic pada. It combines futuristic visions.The emphasis here is on 10th house significations like one’s collective duty. This pada promotes all types of learning and can thus be called the university of the zodiac. Since no planet gets debilitated in Aquarius, all planets can function well here relating to their own specific domains.
4th Pada— falls in Pisces Navamsa ruled by Jupiter. It promotes groupwork of all types in a joyful, benevolent way. Planets here are more creative under group situations. This is a Pushkara navamsa pada and so all planets are capable of conferring good results here. Jupiter, Venus and Ketu can make the fullest use of the energies of this pada, while Mercury is a little out of sorts here.
Example : Eva Braun, the girlfriend of Adolf Hitler, has her 7th lord Mars, placed in Krittika, signifying her partner would be a general.
According to Varahamihira, Moon in Krittika gives one “a bright appearance, fondness for other’s spouses, extreme appetite and widespread fame”.