Punarvasu Nakshatra

Punarvasu Nakshatra, 'The Star of Renewal,' is the seventh Nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the moon was between 80° 00′ to 90°00′ Gemini and 90°00′ to 93°20′ of Cancer, we term this constellation, Punarvasu.

Astronomically, this Nakshatra has two bright stars called Castor (Alpha-Geminorium) and Pollux (Beta-Geminorium). In Sanskrit, Punarvasu translates to "Punar," meaning to repeat, and "vasu," meaning "ray of light," i.e., "turning into light again."

Punarvasu Characteristics

This star makes the natives highly ambitious and full of ideas. Hence, a natural interest in philosophical teachings and spiritual writings is seen. Punarvasu Nakshatra is the silence after the storm, the silence and sense of ease that reinstates after the chaos.

Even in the order of the nakshatras, this Nakshatra comes after Ardra, which the Lord of the storms rules. The ruling deity of this Nakshatra is Aditi, the universal mother of all celestial beings and Goddess of abundance. Ruling deity imparts nurturing quality and empathetic nature to this Nakshatra. Jupiter is the ruling planet.

This Nakshatra is symbolized by Bow and Quiver of Arrows denoting higher ambitions in life. Being apathetic, lazy, and unwilling to invest in self are some of the major shortcomings of this Nakshatra.

However, these natives can be great writers and inspiring orators with profound imagination and spiritual progress, the ability to easily connect with anyone. Every Nakshatra has a set of attributes like a planetary overlord, nakshatra group, rashi, animal, Guna, symbol, and power.

Interesting Facts of Punarvasu Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

20° Gemini to 3°20' Cancer


Bow and a quiver of arrows

Animal Symbol

Female Cat


Devas (god-like)


Restoring good


Gain wealth or substance

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Kay, Ko, Haa, Hee

Career for Punarvasu Nakshatra

Creative writer, publisher, or chief editor.

Occult and esoteric videos, philosophers, and historiographers, antique or thrift shop dealers.

A pilot, travel blogger, or hospitality worker.

Priest, Spiritual leaders, or spiritual vocation.

Hotel Management, architects or Civil Engineers.

Artisans, artifact maintenance, and Innovators.

Sports like Archery, fencing, shooting.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Punarvasu Nakshatra

Punarvasu is most compatible with Ashalesha. Other compatible stars are Jyeshta, Anuradha, Shravana, and Purva Ashadha nakshatras.

Poorva Phalguni and Magha are incompatible nakshatras with Punarvasu.

Favorable Activities

  • Travel and wildlife Exploration, Pilgrimages.
  • Ideas implement wild imagination, innovation, and impulsive ideas.
  • Installation of worship Altars, idols, and temples.
  • Worshipping the Goddesses and performing tantric rituals.
  • Child healthcare and education.
  • Buying a new home and luxury cars. 
  • Agriculture, Gardening or Harvesting crops.
  • Marriage, nuptial bliss ceremonies.
  • Begin Meditative practices, Yoga.
  • New Relationships or renewing vows.
  • Beginning Construction or Laying a Foundation for business building or residential complexes. 

Unfavorable Activities

  • Lending or Borrowing from relatives and friends.
  • Applying for loans and mortgages.
  • Lawsuits, Legal applications.
  • Actions involving conflict or Aggression.