Dhanishta Nakshatra

Dhanishta Nakshatra, “The Star of Symphony,” is the 23 nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 293°20′ to 300°00′ Capricorn to 300°00′ to 306°40′ Aquarius, this constellation is called Dhanishta. Astronomically, the Dhanishta constellation is of 4 stars in Delphini- Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta Delphini. Dhanishta in Sanskrit means “wealthiest or the rich one.”

Dhanishta Characteristics

This nakshatra is characterized by “Good fortune, liberal, musical, generous and resilience.” Dhanishta Nakshatra is ruled by Ashta Vasus, deities of earthly abundance and light, who bestow all eight forms of wealth and energy. Mars, the controlling planet of this star, imparts courage, rigidity, and warrior nature.

Dhanishta is symbolized by “A damaru/drums instrument or A Flute,” representing their ultimate musical nature, and they are constantly striving to synchronize with the cosmic symphony. Dhanishta natives are blessed with Gifts of Insight, in-depth listening, and Perception of Ultimate Truth. Some of the challenging traits of this nakshatra are, being highly aggressive, ruthless, and impulsive. Four padas of this nakshatra bridges Capricorn and Aquarius moon signs.

Interesting Facts of Dhanishta Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

23°20' Capricorn to 6°40' Aquarius


Musical drum

Animal Symbol

Female Lion


Rakshasa (demonic)


Very Rich,Very Swift


Give abundance and fame

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Gaa, Gee/Gi, Goo, Gay

Career for Dhanishta Nakshatra

World-class composers, Musician, vocal artists, percussionists. 

Professional dancer, stage performer, or music entertainment. 

Surgeon- General physicians, other medical professionals, or care specialists. 

Herbalists, or healers, or lightworkers. 

Philanthropist, NGO crew. 

Realtors and related business or investor. 

Industries related to the manufacture of musical instruments. 

Artifacts, museum management, or gem dealers. 

Athletes and sprints.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Dhanishta Nakshatra

Dhanishta Nakshatra is most compatible with Poorvabhadrapada Nakshatra, followed by Sravana, Poorvashada, Uttarashada nakshatras that are moderately compatible. Mrigasira and Chitra are incompatible with Dhanishta Nakshatra.

Favorable Activities

  • Religious remedies or rituals. 
  • Group activities like a marathon, flash mobs, get together events.
  • Concerts, dance shows, and all entertainment related shows.
  • Buying Moveable and Immoveable assets.
  • Short Travel and journeys.
  • Preventative measures and Proactive approaches. 
  • Loaning Money and Lending materials, Financial Transactions. 
  • Art and Jewellery Designing.
  • Healing, Treating Diseases and therapy.
  • Applying new technology.
  • Creative Activities, spiritual pursuits like Meditation, Yoga, and sloka recitals.
  • Gardening, planting new seeds, or transferring plants to soil. 
  • Commencing Educational courses. 

Unfavorable Activities

  • Nuptial ceremonies.
  • Physical pleasure.
  • Giving up bad habits.
  • New Partnerships.
  • House renovation work.
  • Activities requiring tact, insincerity.