The nakshatras are small constellations of stars that the moon travels through as it orbits Earth. In English, nakshatras are known as “lunar mansions.”
Rohini is the fourth of 27 nakshatras. If you were born when the moon was between 10:00-23:20 degrees Taurus, then this guide is for you.
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Overview of Rohini 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 Rohini are below:
Sanskrit Name: रोहिणी (Rohini). One meaning of Rohini is “the red one,” indicating beauty, passion, and a unique charm.
Planetary Ruler: Moon. In Vedic theology the moon is considered a manifestation of the mind of God. It is associated with creativity, the mind, and the emotions. The moon is especially significant in Vedic astrology, where a person’s sign is considered their moon sign.
Nakshatra Group: Humanlike. Nakshatras are divided into three classes — monsters, humans, and gods. Rohini is a humanlike nakshatra. People in this group are generally hardworking and motivated to achieve material success. Although they are generally kind, they can also be vindictive and self-serving.
Zodiac Sign: Taurus. Taurus natives are light-hearted and likeable individuals fond of sensual pleasures. They are reliable, obedient, and generous.
Deity: Brahma. In Vedic theology, Brahma is the deity tasked with the creation of our universe. He is the head of the Brahma-sampradaya, the succession of spiritual gurus who have passed Vedic knowledge down since the time of creation.
Symbol: Oxcart or temple. This represents firmness, tradition, religion, and focus on nature.
Power: Growth. Those born under this star are natural creators. They are gifted at preparation, instigating growth, and healing.
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 Rohini are Oh (ओ), Va (वा), Vi (वी), and Vu (वु). The syllable of a person’s first name is sometimes used when calculating an astrological chart if the time of birth is unknown.
Rohinis stand out for their creative abilities. Taurus is ruled by Venus, and the chemistry between the moon and Venus in this nakshatra results in an incredible creative ability. You are artistic, intelligent, and your creative side helps you initiate a variety of projects.
Cool-headed individuals who rarely get swept away by emotion, Rohini natives are steady and dutiful in the execution of their responsibilities. You can be counted on to speak honestly and insightfully. You are drawn to nature for its beauty and simplicity, and, like the earth itself, you provide a stable foundation on which great success can be built.
Your likeable and easy-going nature makes you easy to befriend. You don’t make things complicated and others appreciate you for that. Gentle, kind, and compassionate, you often put others before yourself. Your charisma and your attractive features ensure that you always have romantic possibilities.
Rohinis are reliable and steady workers. Your clear thinking and trustworthiness make you an ideal candidate for positions of authority, but you are also invaluable in supportive roles.
Some ideal professions include:
- Politician, financial adviser, banker, or accountant
- Artist, musician, actor, or dancer
- Beautician, model, or fashion designer
- Physician, alternative health practitioner, or nurse
- Agricultural worker, farmer, or real estate agent
Taurus is the sign of the bull, and like the bull you are steady and down-to-earth. However, you also manifest the bull’s obstinacy and stubborn nature. Once your mind is made up it is very difficult for you to change it. This can make you close-minded, refusing to accept information or ideas that don’t fit in with your beliefs.
You are fond of your pleasures, whether that pleasure comes from things or relationships. This can turn into possessiveness if you allow yourself to get too attached. Material luxury appeals strongly to you and you can get too swept up in your endeavours to attain it. You may forget to consider the cost of what you are sacrificing, and whether or not the sacrifice is really worth it.
You like to be liked and you like to get ahead in life. You usually achieve both of these things, but the way you do it can be questionable. You can be opportunistic and self-serving, and may use seduction and manipulation to get your way. You are good with people and capable of getting what you want from them, but use this ability with caution.
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Other Personality Traits
You are sensitive. Your connection with the moon and the soft, feminine nature of Taurus means that you are attuned to the emotions, the mind, the heart, and other subtleties of human nature. Your sensitivity to others makes you especially skilled at dealing with people, but you can be overly affected by their words and actions.
You will probably be well-educated. Thanks to your intellect you enjoy and excel at academics. You will probably attend higher education, and you may get your degree from a prestigious school.
You are spiritually-inclined. Spiritual growth is the primary, innermost motivation of this nakshatra. You are drawn to spirituality and religion and are a person of strong faith and devotion.
You have a pleasant voice. You could excel as a singer, a profession that you would enjoy for its creativity and the attention it brings. Even if you don’t sing, your speaking voice is soothing to listen to.
Your are successful and fortunate. Your lot in life is a fortunate one. According to Vedic lore, Rohini and the 26 other nakshatras are the wives of Chandra, the moon god. Rohini is his favorite wife. Therefore, Rohini natives experience more good fortune than most. Rohini is considered the star of ascent — you will likely rise to prominence in society and fulfill many of your desires.
Rohini sexuality is symbolized by a male serpent. In terms of physical compatibility, this makes them an ideal match for persons born under Mrigashira nakshatra.
Based on holistic matching, Rohinis are most likely to find happiness in long-term partnerships with:
- Krittikas in Taurus
- Mrigashiras in Taurus
- Uttara-phalgunis in Virgo
- Chitra (for male natives)
- Chitras in Virgo (for female natives)
- Jyeshta (for female natives)
- Anuradha (for male natives)
- Uttara-ashadhas in Capricorn
- Purva-bhadrapada (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.
Rohini’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 (10:00-13:20 degrees Taurus): Aries. You are courageous and more inclined to leadership than other Rohinis. You are not afraid to stand up for what you believe in. However, you are short-tempered and can indulge excessively in material pleasures, especially sex.
Second Quarter (13:20-16:40 degrees Taurus): Taurus. Artistic ability abounds in you and everything you do has a touch of artistry. You are attractive in appearance. Your manner is self-controlled. Although you appreciate the finer luxuries of life, you rarely get carried away in indulgence. Intelligent and curious, your knowledge covers a wide range of subjects.
Third Quarter (16:40-20:00 degrees Taurus): Gemini. Communication comes naturally to you. You are a skilled speaker, writer, and conversationalist. You are flexible and don’t get upset when plans change — you understand that change is part of life. You have a sharp intellect and your observant and shrewd nature gives you keen insight into whatever situation you find yourself in.
Fourth Quarter (20:00-23:20 degrees Taurus): Cancer. You are intuitive and make decisions best when you follow your gut. Family is very important to you, and you prioritize your family over other things in your life. Material success comes naturally to you — wealth will likely come your way, if you were not already born into it. However, your attachment to what is yours can make you possessive.
Rohini 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 Rohini is Sthira, “fixed or steady.” Rohini is an excellent nakshatra for:
- Marriage ceremonies
- Building a home
- Buying land
- Planting trees
- Undergoing a medical treatment
- Learning art, music, or dance
A List of the 27 Nakshatras
- Purva Phalguni
- Uttara Phalguni
- Purva Ashadha
- Uttara Ashadha