Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya Nakshatra holds the eighth position in the list of 27 Nakshatras. This Nakshatra is called “The star of Nourishment or The Nurturer.” When the moon is between 93°20′ to 106°40′ Cancer, it is considered to be in Pushya.

Pushya is “Tishya,” the Celestial Archer in the oldest Veda, Rig Veda. Astronomically, this is a constellation of three stars, Theta-, Gamma- and Eta-Cancri. This Nakshatra is symbolized by the udder of a cow denoting fertility or nourishment.

Brihaspathi is the ruling deity who imparts qualities like ultimate wisdom and benevolence. Saturn, the ruling planet, brings spiritual faith and devout, pious personality, a spiritual inspiration for the rest.

Saturn also makes this Nakshatra natives bank on Morality. It is of prime importance to them, and they strive to intersect with the morale in place.
This Nakshatra is also called “Sidhya” or “Pushyami or Poosam.

Pushya Characteristics

Pushya is one of the gentle nakshatras, ideal for spiritual pursuits. Some of the primary challenges of this Nakshatra are pride, inconsiderateness, and incredibly stubbornness in their ideologies.

This stems from their innate spiritual strength consumed in a three-dimensional world. A well-balanced approach can curb all these hiccups and shape the native’s path towards Salvation.

All the four padas of the Nakshatra fall into the Cancer moon sign.
Every Nakshatra has a set of attributes like a planetary overlord, nakshatra group, rashi, animal, Guna, symbol, and power.

Interesting Facts of Pushya Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

3°20' to 16°40' Cancer


The udder of a cow, Flower, a circle, an arrow

Animal Symbol

A Shove


Devas (god-like)


Nourishment,Flower,the Best


Create spiritual energy

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Hu/Hoo, Hay, Ho, Daa

Career for Pushya Nakshatra

Teachers, trainers/coaches, Legal Advisors, and Educational Counsellors.

Business strategists, Politician, real estate and NGO management.

Spiritual leaders manage -religious components.

Musicians, artists, or Head chef.

Industries related to water- like marine, dairy and, distilleries.

Caregivers and home nurses or medical assistance crew.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya nakshatra is most compatible with Krittika nakshatra, followed by Hastha and Swati nakshatras.

Chitra, Dhanistha, Vishaka, and Purva Bhadrapada nakshatras are non-compatible to Pushya nakshatra.

Favorable Activities

  • Social gatherings.
  • Commence new educational activities  
  • Laying the foundations for Building- both office space and residential 
  • Commence water mode of travel. 
  • Music, Dance, and painting. 
  • Legal Assistance, legal help.
  • Confronting Adversaries or higher officials. 
  • Seeking spiritual guidance. 
  • Adopting a Pet.  
  • Financial planning.
  • Deeksha- Spiritual initiation into meditations. 
  • All types of Healing and Nurturing Activities and activities involving one’s Mother.

Unfavorable Activities

  • All types of wedding or nuptial ceremonies are to be avoided.