Vishakha Nakshatra

Vishakha Nakshatra, ‘The Star of Purpose’ is the sixteenth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 200°00′ to 210°00′ Libra to 210°00′ to 213°20′ Scorpio the constellation is called Vishakha. Astronomically, Vishakha nakshatra is a constellation of four stars-Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Iota Librae.

Vishakha Characteristics

Vishakha nakshatra is characterized by motivated, bright, warm, and generous personalities. Ruling deities of Vishaka nakshatra are mighty Indra and the cleansing Agni; they bestow a combination of both passionate and fearless warrior energies on its natives. The ruling planet is Jupiter who imparts knowledge and spiritual wisdom.

Vishakha is symbolized by ‘A Triumphal Arch” covered with Leaves or Potter’s wheel, denotes creativity, patience, and offering protection to others. Energy, potency and bright appearance, clarity of speech, and being highly skilled in trades are significant positive traits of this nakshatra.

Vishaka natives bustle with intelligence, vigor, and vitality, rooted in the firm belief in God. Being talkative, gossiping and inconsistency, critical of others, and domineering are common challenge areas of the nakshatra. The four padas of this Vishaka nakshatra bridge are Libra and Scorpio moon signs.

Interesting Facts of Vishakha Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

20°00 Libra to 3°20' Scorpio


Potter’s wheel

Animal Symbol

Male Tiger


Rakshasa (demon)




Acheive many and varioos fruits

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Thi/Thee, Thu/Thoo, Thay, Tho

Career for Vishakha Nakshatra

Astrologer, palmistry, psyche, and psychotherapist.

Mathematicians, particle physicists, and scientists.

Music career in sound-related entertainment industry- radio, hosting, TV, or sound mixing.

Priest, preacher, or chaplain, spiritual leaders.

A speech therapist or pathologist.

Entrepreneurs, communication skill trainer.

Humanitarian work, NGO head, and social work.

Leaders in corporate and Government offices.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Vishakha Nakshatra

Vishakha nakshatra is compatible with nakshatras like Swati, Ashwini, and Bharani. It is highly incompatible with Ardra and Poorva Phalguni nakshatras.

Favorable Activities

  • Fights or debates and other arguments.
  • Activities to display Executive abilities.
  • Activities that need harshness or rude behavior.
  • Allowing time to Focus on goals and aims.
  • Felicitations and social events or Parties.
  • Recognition and rewards.
  • Romance and physical pleasure.
  • Meditation, Japa, and penance.
  • Resolving and fixing problems.
  • Accomplishing long pending tasks.
  • Ornamentation or dressing up.

Unfavorable Activities

  • Marriage and other nuptial activities.
  • Commencing travel.
  • Spiritual Initiations.
  • Exercising Diplomacy.