The nakshatras are small constellations of stars that the moon travels through as it orbits Earth. In English, nakshatras are known as “lunar mansions.”
Uttara-bhadrapada is the 26th of 27 nakshatras. If you were born when the moon was between 3:20-16:40 degrees Pisces, then this guide is for you.
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Every nakshatra has its own set of fixed attributes. This includes planetary ruler, nakshatra group, zodiac sign, deity, symbol, and power. The features of Uttara-bhadrapada are below:
Sanskrit Name: उत्तरभाद्रपदा (Uttara-bhadrapada) comes from the Sanskrit words उत्तर (latter) and भद्र (blessed). One meaning of Uttara-bhadrapada is “the latter blessed one,” indicating wisdom, good fortune, and happiness.
Planetary Ruler: Saturn. Saturn is the bestower of karmic reaction, the good or bad results of one’s past activities. It is associated with discipline, obstacles, hard work, and philosophy and law.
Nakshatra Group: Humanlike. Nakshatras are divided into three classes — monsters, humans, and gods. Uttara-bhadrapada 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: Pisces. Pisces is known as the sign of the fishes. Uttara-bhadra natives are intuitive, empathic, creative, and sociable.
Deity: Ananta. In Vedic theology, Ananta is an expansion of God in the form of a great serpent who holds the unlimited universes upon his hoods.
Symbol: A snake. This represents agility, knowledge, mysticism, and great energy.
Power: To bring rain. Persons born under the star of Uttara-bhadrapada have a refreshing and calming quality about them.
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 Uttara-bhadrapada are Do (दू), Tha (थ), Jha (झ), and Na (ञ). The syllable of a person’s first name is sometimes used when calculating an astrological chart if the time of birth is unknown.
Those born under the star of Uttara-bhadra are thoughtful and far-sighted souls. They understand that all actions have consequences, and they think their plans through carefully. This characteristic makes them much more self-controlled than other Pisceans.
Uttara-bhadra natives are capable speakers. Their contemplative nature gives their words weight and power. They are often progressive individuals who can convince others to come around to their own ideals, values, and beliefs. In addition, they are spiritually-inclined and have a natural connection to the metaphysical realm.
You are liberal and broad-minded. You stand up for the underdogs. At the same time, you also know when to remove yourself from a complicated situation. This strength protects you from getting caught up in useless arguments that can strain and even break friendships and relationships. However, to others, this quality may cause you to appear dispassionate or cold at times.
Persons born in Uttara-bhadrapada can do well in careers that are stable and service-oriented. They have a need for a certain degree of autonomy in their career.
Some ideal professions include:
- Professor, psychologist, or philosopher
- Non-profit worker or humanitarian
- Healer, counselor, yoga teacher, monk, or mystic
Due to their intellectual nature, Uttara-bhadras can sometimes over-analyze people or situations. In extreme cases, this can lead to a habit of manipulating others for personal gain. Always remember that there is more to life than can be seen through the intellectual / scientific lens. Emotions, sensations, tastes, and so many other dimensions of human life transcend their materialistic explanation. By finding and staying true to your personal sense of purpose, you will be able to consistently treat others with warmth and kindness.
Uttara-bhadrapada natives may also exhibit laziness at times. They prefer to have things come together naturally, and they don’t like to exert great effort to accomplish something. For this reason, they are sometimes irresponsible, or they perform their duties in a half-hearted way.
You may wish to isolate yourself and withdraw from the world if you cannot see a favorable path forward. It is important for you to stay connected with people who genuinely care about you, especially mentors or elders who can give you guidance during difficult times.
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Other Personality Traits
You are attractive. Pisces is ruled by Jupiter, the planet of blessings. You have been blessed with self-confidence and charisma, as well as attractive physical features. For these reasons many people like to be in your company, including members of the opposite sex.
You are patient. You understand the value of taking your time with your work, and you don’t like to rush things. This quality also helps you to remain peaceful even in disturbing or difficult situations.
You like to be of service to others. You are by nature a charitable person and you like to help others in need.
You are drawn to the unknown. Your strong intellect combined with your natural inclination toward spirituality leads you to take an active interest in the mysteries of human life.
Uttara-bhadras’ sexuality is symbolized by a female cow. In terms of physical compatibility, this makes them an ideal match for persons born under Uttara Phalguni nakshatra.
Based on holistic matching, Uttara-bhadras are most likely to find happiness in long-term partnerships with:
- Punarvasu in Cancer
- Vishakha in Scorpio (for male natives)
- Purva-ashadha (for female natives)
- Shravana (for female natives)
- Purva-bhadra in Pisces
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.
Uttara-bhadra’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 (3:20-6:40 degrees Pisces): Leo. You have a royal air about you. You are ambitious and self-confident. However, you may find yourself frequently butting heads with those who see things differently than you do.
Second Quarter (6:40-10:00 degrees Pisces): Virgo. You are a knowledgeable person and an eager learner. You are highly curious and you enjoy exploring a wide variety of subjects.
Third Quarter (10:00-13:20 degrees Pisces): Libra. You are happy, open-minded, and warm-hearted. However you can be somewhat calculating in your interpersonal dealings. You choose your words carefully.
Fourth Quarter (13:20-16:40 degrees Pisces): Scorpio. You have a sharp mind and you may keep to yourself more than others. You can be irritable at times and you may prefer to take the easy road rather than working hard to reach your goals.
Uttara-bhadrapada 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 Uttara-bhadra is Sthira, “fixed or steady.” Uttara-bhadra 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