The nakshatras are small constellations of stars that the moon travels through as it orbits Earth. In English, nakshatras are known as “lunar mansions.”
Revati is the last of 27 nakshatras. If you were born when the moon was between 16:40-30:00 degrees Pisces, then this guide is for you.
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Overview of Revati Nakshatra
Every nakshatra has its own set of fixed attributes. This includes planetary ruler, nakshatra group, zodiac sign, deity, symbol, and power. The features of Revati are below:
Sanskrit Name: रेवती (Revati) comes from the Sanskrit word रेवत् (wealth and prosperity). Revati indicates a person who is blessed, beautiful, and prosperous.
Planetary Ruler: Mercury. This planet is associated with the intellect, literature, logic, artistic expression, and commerce.
Nakshatra Group: Godly. Nakshatras are divided into three classes — monsters, humans, and gods. Revati is a godly nakshatra. People in this group are generally good-natured and fortunate in life. However, they may struggle with pride and a sense of entitlement.
Zodiac Sign: Pisces. Pisces is known as the sign of the fishes. Revati natives are intuitive, empathic, creative, and sociable.
Deity: Surya (Pushan). In Vedic theology, Surya is the lord of the sun and is revered as an expansion of God. The sun god is worshiped prominently in many cultures and is known to bestow favors and fortune on his worshippers.
Symbol: A fish. This represents alacrity, learning, movement, and hidden features.
Power: To nourish. Persons born under the star of Revati often have a knack for uplifting, encouraging, and nourishing others.
Resonant Syllables: In India, the birth nakshatra is traditionally used as one means of choosing the name of a child. The corresponding syllables for the four quarters (padas) of Revati are Day (दे), Doe (दो), Cha (च), and Chi (ची). The syllable of a person’s first name is sometimes used when calculating an astrological chart if the time of birth is unknown.
Revatis are sincere and earnest, known for their no-nonsense approach to life. They have an outgoing, social personality. Often good-looking, they win over others with their charm, affection, and warmth.
Revati natives have a sixth sense — their intuition is strong. For this reason, they are highly empathic souls, and they can use this ability to comfort, console, and guide others in difficult times. In addition, they have an upbeat and optimistic outlook on life. They can be a source of cheer and joy for those around them.
You stand up for what you believe in. You are loyal to your friends and loved ones. You can tap into deep reserves of creativity and enthusiasm — however, you might occasionally get carried away at times and find yourself in an extreme position.
Revati’s can do well in careers that involve creativity, learning, or helping others. They may shy away from the limelight and generally will work diligently even if they do not receive much recognition.
Some ideal professions include:
- Public servant or charity worker
- Writer, journalist, actor, or entertainer
- Linguist, translator, or interpreter
- Religious worker, renunciate, or priest
Due to their high ideals, Revati-natives can occasionally slip into bouts of low self-esteem. This is caused by an inability to accept one’s short-comings and take practical, disciplined steps toward self-improvement. Or it may just be a bad habit of unwarranted self-criticism. You should practice extending the same sort of compassion to yourself which you naturally extend to others.
On the flipside, Revatis can sometimes be proud of their good qualities and think better of themselves than others. Their giving spirit may come in part from a desire to prove themselves as superior. When this is the case, they will end up resenting those whom they aim to help. If you resonate with this issue, you should study the Bhagavad-gita and try to understand the principle of selfless sacrifice, in which one sees oneself as merely an instrument of God.
Your empathic nature is a great strength, but if left unchecked, it can cause you to be overly sensitive to the feelings and needs of others. You should always be sure that your own needs are fulfilled before you extend yourself for others — otherwise, you will end up burning out. Self-care is an essential aspect of caring for others.
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Other Personality Traits
You are a gifted artist. You have a strong aesthetic sense and can excel in the arts. You draw inspiration from your life experiences, the natural world, and your observations of the people around you.
You have clean habits. As a deva-gana, or godly nakshatra, Revatis are naturally drawn to a clean and orderly lifestyle. They have good personal hygiene and they respect their body as a gift from the divine.
You are well-liked by your peers. Your compassionate and helping nature wins you many friends who genuinely appreciate you for your good qualities.
You are a natural counselor. As an empathic person, you can easily relate to others. This makes you an excellent friend and guide for others.
Revatis’ sexuality is symbolized by a female elephant. In terms of physical compatibility, this makes them an ideal match for persons born under Bharani nakshatra.
Based on holistic matching, Revatis are most likely to find happiness in long-term partnerships with:
- Uttara-phalgunis in Virgo (for female natives)
- Hasta (for male natives)
- Vishakha in Scorpio (for female natives)
- Uttarashadha (for female natives)
- Sravana (for male natives)
- Purva-bhadra (for female natives)
Note: Compatibility in relationships is a complex science that looks at many different factors. You should always consult with an experienced astrologer who can carefully analyze the charts of both you and your partner.
Revati’s Four Quarters (Padas)
Each nakshatra is divided into four quarters, also known as padas, of 3:20 degrees each. These quarters are based on a 1/9th divisional chart, known in Sanskrit as navamsha.
The moon’s position at your time of birth determines the quarter in which you are born.
First Quarter (16:40-20:00 degrees Pisces): Sagittarius. You are easy-going, cheerful, and optimistic. However, you can get carried away at times.
Second Quarter (20:00-23:20 degrees Pisces): Capricorn. You are balanced and down-to-earth. You are more patient than most, but this can also make you appear somewhat dull to others.
Third Quarter (23:20-26:40 degrees Pisces): Aquarius. You have an innate spirituality and a deep drive to help others. You are also very hardworking, though this may be somewhat fueled by a sense of personal insecurity.
Fourth Quarter (26:40-30:00 degrees Pisces): Pisces. You have a strong intellect and are a keen student. You’re a spiritual seeker. You long for a traditional and natural way of life.
Revati in Electional Astrology
In electional astrology, also known as muhurtha, nakshatras are used to determine favorable days and times for important ceremonies and events, such as weddings, buying a new house or vehicle, commencing a project, or conceiving a child.
The electional nature of Revati is Mridu, “soft” or “mild.” Revati is an excellent nakshatra for:
- Beginning a journey
- Undergoing a medical operation
- Marriage ceremonies
- Conceiving a child
- Purchasing new clothes or jewelry
A List of the 27 Nakshatras
- Purva Phalguni
- Uttara Phalguni
- Purva Ashadha
- Uttara Ashadha