Krittika Nakshatra is the third nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the moon is between 26:40 degrees Aries – 30°0′ to 40°0′ Taurus, this constellation is called Krittika or 'Star of Fire.' Krittika Nakshatra is a cluster of six stars called the Pleiades.
It is one of the bright constellations. Krittika translates to "cutter or one who cuts," symbolized by a razor or sharp-pointed object. This star beholds the divine power of Lord Agni Deva and Lord Muruga.
It displays fiery, combative nature and destructive capabilities. The fire energy of Krittika also signifies abilities to transcend into the highest being through soul purification. This star shows an adventurous spirit and energetic demeanor.
This star imparts sharp tongue, ability to speak blunt truth, penetrating criticisms, independence, boundless courage of a warrior. Like a double-edged sword, they have a combination of both strong creative and destructive tendencies, dislike imperfections, delays and disruptions.
Intelligence coupled with aggression is a unique nature of this star. Krittika star invokes the passion for fighting and is motivated by desire or social causes. Although the sun is the planetary ruler of Krittika nakshatra, the natives exhibit inherent leadership qualities and ultimate material detachment due to their spiritual nature. Four padas of this star pan into two rashis, Aries and Taurus.
Lord Muruga and Krittika's star go hand in hand. It is believed that He was fostered and nurtured by the Pleiadian angels, 6 stars of this cluster. Because of this, natives born in this nakshatra mirror the nature of Lord Muruga.
Interesting Facts of Krittika Nakshatra
26°40' Aries to 10° Taurus
Axe, sharp edge
Aa, Ee, U, A
Career for Krittika Nakshatra
Higher Positions of authority or management
Firefighters, armed forces, police force and rescue team crew, mining.
Career fields related to sharp objects like knives and swords, sports like fencing, archery
Professional Dancers, Classical musicians of any tradition like Sufi, Karnatic or Hindustani or Blues, Jazz of west, or Head chef
Motivational speaker, Life Coach, or Teacher, corporate trainers
Spiritual leaders, clergymen, and management of spiritual organisations.
Compatibility and Incompatibility of Krittika nakshatra
Krittika Nakshatra is compatible with Pushya nakshatra, the best match, followed by Swati, Hastha nakshatras.
Chitra, Vishaka, Dhanistha, and Purva Bhadrapada nakshatras are considered incompatible with Krittika.