Chitra Nakshatra

Chitra Nakshatra, ‘The Star of Opportunity’ is the fourteenth of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 173°20′ to180°00′ Virgo to 180°00′ to186°40′ Libra, this constellation is called Chitra Nakshatra. Astronomically, this nakshatra is called Spica (Alpha-Virginis). It is one of the brightest of the single stars. Chitra in Sanskrit means ‘The Bright or Brilliant One or Work of Art.’

Chitra Characteristics

This nakshatra is characterized by intelligence-led beauty, art, and forms or structure. The primary nature of this Chitra nakshatra is very dynamic, intense involvement, and indulgence. The ruling deity of this star is Lord Vishwakarma, the Celestial Architect, Divine Engineer, and Cosmic Craftsman of the Universe.

He bestows immense creativity and creates new things of intricacy out of nothing. Mars is the ruling planet that imparts courage and high inspiration. 

Shiny Jewel or Bright Pearl symbolizes this nakshatra, representing the inner light being channelized as a bright ball of light. The most positive traits are spiritual inclination, natural leadership skills, diplomatic and intelligence, Aestheticism, and deft artistic understanding. Excessive desire for beautification, selfishness, and being quarrelsome are challenging areas of this nakshatra. Four padas of this nakshatra extends from the zodiac of Virgo to that of Libra.

Interesting Facts of Chitra Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

23°20 Virgo to 6°40' Libra


A bright jewel or pearl

Animal Symbol

Female Tiger


Rakshasa (demon)




Accumulate merit in life

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Pay, Po, Ra, Re/Ree

Career for Chitra Nakshatra

Architect, Designers like a fashion designer or interior designer, landscaper.

Ad creators, Advertiser, scriptwriters, or media celebrities. 

Jewelry designers, sculptors, or architects, or carpenters.

Medical practitioners, Surgeons like cosmetology or caregivers. 

Art directors, photographers or graphic designers, or 3D artists. 

Music composers, broadcasters, or Vastu or feng shui expert.

Machinery, engineers, weapons, or tool designing.

Theatre artists, jazz musicians, Ayurveda, or herbalist.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Chitra Nakshatra

Chitra nakshatra is compatible with Vishakha, Hasta, Swati Nakshatras. Chitra is incompatible with Mrigashirsha and Dhanista, Uttara Phalguni, and Uttara Bhadrapada nakshatras.

Favorable Activities

  • Commencing travel or Beginning a journey.
  • Prenuptial ceremonies (not marriage).
  • Scheduling surgery and minor operations.
  • Flirt, propose to your love interest.
  • Studying designs or herbs or music, other arts.
  • Conceiving a child.
  • Purchasing new clothes or jewelry.
  • Physical fitness and Health Improvement activities.
  • Spirituality and preparing medicines or home remedies.
  • Buying New Clothes or jewelry.
  • Home Repairs and renovation.
  • Mechanical or machinery work.
  • Activities requiring Charisma and Eloquence.

Unfavorable Activities

  • Marriage ceremonies.
  • The investigation, confrontation.