Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Purva Ashadha Nakshatra, “The Invincible Star” is the twentieth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 253°20′ to 266°40′ Sagittarius, the constellation is called Purva Ashada. Astronomically, the Purva Ashadha constellation is of three stars- Kaus Australis, Kaus Borealis, and Kaus Media.

Purva Ashadha Characteristics

Purva Ashadha nakshatra is characterized by excessive fame, wealth, and invincible- undefeated success. This nakshatra is ruled by Lord Apah or Apas, the consort of Lord Varuna, who rules rain and all aquatic beings. This deity bestows fluidity, massive power over water and associated fluids. Venus is the planetary ruler of this nakshatra, who imparts desire for material and romantic pleasures, artistic nature.

Purva Ashadha nakshatra is symbolized by Elephant’s Tusk, a Winnowing Basket, or a Fan, representing purity, discernment, and pride. These natives display exemplary intelligence, fearlessness, and sharp wit. Superiority complex, constant need to over-perform, and easily bored of mundane acts are common challenges of this nakshatra. And All the four padas (quarters) of this nakshatra fall into Sagittarius.

Interesting Facts of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

13°20' to 26°40' Sagittarius


A fan or a winnowing basket

Animal Symbol

Male Monkey


Manushya (human)


Previous invincible



Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Bu/Boo, Dhaa, Bha, Dha

Career for Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

All water-related professions/industries are best suited for this star due to the ruling deity. 

All business domains related to leadership and education are a cakewalk for this star. 

Poets, Fiction Writers, Editors, or book publisher/publishing house.

Politicians, orators and public speakers, or criminal lawyers. 

Psychics, hypnotists, therapists, or guidance counselor. 

Spiritual leaders or priest. 

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Purva Ashadha Nakshatra

Purva Ashadha nakshatra is compatible with Rohini, Ashwini, and Hasta nakshatras and incompatible with Poorva Phalguni and Ardra.

Favorable Activities

  • All activities that demand courage and planning. 
  • Foreclosure of loans and settling debts. 
  • Making a press statement or announcements.
  • Inspiring someone, give motivational speeches.
  • Confrontation or Confiding to someone.
  • Revitalization or rejuvenation acts.
  • Healing or holistic medications.
  • Visiting water bodies or vacations to islands or yacht travel.
  • Water sports or Adventure. 
  • Art and music activities.
  • Visit Ancient Sites or of archaeological significance.
  • Nuptial ceremonies, marital bliss, and worshipping tantric Goddesses. 

Unfavorable Activities

  • All activities that require tact and shrewdness.
  • Diplomacy.
  • Self-realization or Reflection. 
  • Making vows or promise.
  • Completing long pending work.
  • Commencing Travel or Journeys on Land.