‘Safety’ is the word to describe this nakshatra. It is Punarvasu’s function to ensure safe return to the starting point. Punarvasu thus has a distinction of returning safely from any mission it undertakes. This mission may be as simple as going to the neighborhood shop or climbing Mt Everest.
The mission can take place on any plane – mental, physical, emotional, astral or causal. Punarvasu, theroot of Jupiterian energy carrying all the desirable qualities like goodness, strength, prosperity etc.From all these we can understand Punarvasu has a lot to do with any kind of motion, movement and searching.
Those with Punarvasu rising on the Ascendant are usually of short to middle stature, have a serene and benevolent expression (especially the part which lies in Cancer). The words – quiet, patient, devout, temperance, contrary views, adaptability, self-understanding and nobility sum up Punarvasu natives essential nature and functioning.Punarvasu’s generosity is conditional and works on the principle of “give and take”. Punarvasu natives usually lack the strong mental capacity of Ardra and have a much simpler approach to life. They lack foresight, a negative quality which gets them into complications, but they are always lucky to get out of them easily.Having Ascendant lord placed in Punarvasu would rule out any serious disease, accidents, bodily malfunctions etc. On a whole, Punarvasu natives usually lead comfortable lives filled with intermittent periods of adventure and upheaval.Fingers and Nose are the body parts related to this nakshatra.
Planetary Ruler : Jupiter is the main planetary ruler of this nakshatra.Since this nakshatra falls in the signs of Mercury and Moon, both these planets are also associated with this nakshatra. Mercury relates to the communicating and movable aspect of this nakshatra, while Moon relates to its nurturing, mothering quality.Conjunctions like Jupiter/Moon, Jupiter/Mercury and Jupiter/Moon/Mercury carry an energy similar to that of Punarvasu. All planets do well in this nakshatra, especially if Jupiter is well placed in the horoscope.
1st pada 20° 00′ – 23° 20′ Gemini- falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. This pada relates to the movable, adventurous and pioneering side of Punarvasu. Focus here is on friendships, goals and group work.
2nd pada 23° 20″ – 26° 40″ Gemini- falls in Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. This pada relates to the materialistic, earthy and fixed aspect of Punarvasu. It is connected with hotels, restaurants, tourism, import and export industry.
3rd Pada 26° 40′ – 30° 00′ Gemini- falls in Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. The focus here is on mental activities, imagination and science. Since this is a Vargottama pada, planets placed here give strong results, especially in the mental/intellectual realm.
4th Pada 00° 00′ – 3° 20′ Cancer- falls in Cancer Navamsa ruled by Moon. This pada is considered to be one of the strongest and most beneficent parts of the whole zodiac. Planets placed here are Vargottama and Pushkara Navamsa both. This is a maternal, nurturing and expansive pada, which brings out the mothering quality of Punarvasu to the fullest, Jupiter finds its maximum exaltation here.
The inherent calm of this Punarvasu nakshatra makes a person,contented people, who get satisfied easily. They believe in living a simple, spiritual life and strive hard to get rid of any negative energies, feelings or thoughts, which may obstruct their evolutionary process. Punarvasu is related to all kinds of spiritual practices,self understanding and enlightenment. The interplay of mental and emotional gives rise to a very active, profound and inspired imagination. Punarvasu natives thus excel in arts like poetry and writing.
One strange quality of Punarvasu is that everything happens in their life in two stages.They almost always tend to fail or not get far in their first attempt at any pursuit, but the funny part is that they almost always succeed if they try a second time. This relates to the natures of the two stars, which make up the constellation of Punarvasu.However in its negative aspect, it can fail to commence the journey of fulfilling one’s life purpose through procrastination, excessive idealism or pure laziness.
Direction :west, north and north east.
Cause of Punarvasu’s close assosiacion with 3rd sign Gemini and its lord Merciry all of Punarvasu’s generosity and kindness lie within the framework of reasonability. In today’s world one has to be reasonable with one’s generosity as people are bound to take undue advantage of you. Thats the reason Mercury gave Punarvasu a trader’s mentality, which accounts for the fact that Punarvasu natives rarely make any loss or get their hands burnt. Punarvasu is supposed to be the safest among nakshatras.
Professions : Trades & Sales people of all types,Fairy Tale Writers,Writers dealing with Astrology & other Esoteric Subjects,Visionaries, All professions involving Travel & Tourism, Recycling Experts, Hotel & Restaurant Industry,Psychologists,Philosophers, Priests, Monks & Gurus, Preachers involved with self-enhancement techniques,Importers & Exporters,Home Maintenance Services, Archery & Target Shooting,
All sports involving use of hands,Astronauts & All Space/Satellite Professions.
Example: Bill Gates, Albert Einstein both have their Ascendant Gemini in Punarvasu Nakshatra and we all know how successful they are who never burnt their hands in business.