Naksatras, Tithis and Yogas

While selecting a suitable day and time for any undertaking, the prevalent Tithi (Lunar day), Nakshatra (Star constellation in which the moon is placed at that time) and the Yoga (auspiciousness) are taken into consideration. If you don't have an astrologer to guide you, the following basic information will help you. Please note that in Vedic Astrology everything has its functional use. Some days may be auspicious for some things, but inauspicious for other things.

The 27 Nakshatras:

Rohini, Uttaraphalguni, Uttarasadha, and Uttarabhadrapada are FIXED constellations and are favourable for digging wells, laying foundations or cities, expiatory rituals, planting trees, coronations, buying lands, meritorious deeds, sowing of seeds, installation of Deities, the building of a temple, or any other activity desirous of a lasting or permanent effect.

Mrgasira, Citra, Anuradha, and Revati are SOFT or GENTLE constellations good for fine arts, learning, making friendships, sensual pleasures, decorations, sexual union, wearing new apparel, marriage, singing and dancing, processions, auspicious ceremonies, festivities, dealings of agriculture, and journeys.

Ashvini, Pusya, and Hasta are LIGHT or SWIFT constellations and are good for sports, enjoying items of luxury, starting industries, skilled labour, medical treatments, starting education, starting journeys, seeing friends, buying and selling, the performance of spiritual activities, decorations, fine arts, exercise, and for giving or receiving loans.

Arudra, Aslesa, Jyestha, and Mula are DREADFUL stars and are suitable for success in warfare, invocation of elementals and other spirits, imprisonment, separations, acts of destruction, and the breaking of alliances with superiors.

Purnavasu, Swati, Shravana, Dhanistha and Satabhisa are TEMPORARY, MOVABLE, or QUICK stars favourable for undertaking travel, acquiring conveyances, gardening, going on processions, visiting friends, and anything of a temporary nature.

gardening. planting ghosts in people. dance. careers. one's professional responsibilities. and cruelty. Purvasadha. going on procession. acts of destruction. evil deeds. and any activities of day-to-day importance. imprisonment. and conflict. arson. music. acquiring vehicles. deceit. marital union. Magha. for building. evil schemes. DREADFUL (cruel) stars. SOFT (gentle) stars. causing separation of friends. ceremonies. LIGHT (excellent) stars. MIXED stars.arson. Purvaphalguni. constellations and are suitable for acts of evil. deceit. Krtttika and Visakha are MIXED constellations and good for routine duties. favourable for art. MOVABLE stars. How to apply this: FIXED (steady) stars. relationships. day to day importance. imprisonment. SHARP (harsh) stars. setting fire. tantric incantations. starting industries or travel. works of every day. which give pleasure. battle. sports. assasinations. this is a favourable nakshatra to perform such things as laying foundations. giving medicine. things that you want to be permanent.Bharani. setting fires . incarceration. destruction of enemies. The 15 Tithis . ill-repute. poisoning. and Purvabhadrapada are FIERCE or CRUEL.

buy conveyances. 8th Tithi .Saptami The 7th Tithi is ruled by Indra. one may begin a journey.Pratipat The presiding deity of the first Tithi in Brahma and is good for all types of auspicious and religious ceremonies.Panchami The Moon rules this day. and surgery. which is favourable for administering medicine. and deal with other such things as a movable nature. the purging of poisons. 4th Tithi . festivities. 3rd Tithi . which is good for the destruction of one's enemies. meeting new friends.Shasthi Karttikeya presides over this day and is favourable for coronations.Chaturthi Yama is lord of the 4th Tithi. and acts of combat. 5th Tithi .Dwitiya Vidhatr rules this Tithi and is good for the laying of foundations for buildings and other things of a permanent nature. 6th Tithi . 2nd Tithi . 7th Tithi . and enjoyment.Tritiya Visnu is the lord of this day and is good for the cuttings of one's hair and nails and shaving.Asthami .1st Tithi . the removal of obstacles.

15th Tithi . building of one's defenses.Trayodasi The day is ruled by Cupid and is good for forming friendships. 12th Tithi . which is auspicious for religious ceremonies the lighting of the sacred fire. .Dvadasi The Sun rules this day. and other pious activities. fasting.Amavasya or Purnima The Vasve-devas rule the New Moon suitable for the propitiation of the Manes and performance of austerities. and fortification. 14th Tithi . and the performance of one's duties. which is good for taking up arms. and festivities.Ekadasi Rudra rules this day.Dasami The day is ruled by Dharma and is auspicious for acts of virtue. acts of destruction. 10th Tithi . with is suitable for killing enemies.Navami The Serpent rules this day. religious functions. 11th Tithi . and violence. 9th Tithi .Chaturdasi Kali rules this day suitable for administering poison and calling of elementals and spirits. spiritual practices.The Vasus rule this day. devotional activities. 13th Tithi . sensual pleasures. and remembrance of the Supreme Lord are very favourable.

scheming nature.difficult life due to numerous obstacles and accidents.well-liked. 7 ATIGANDA The Yoga is Atiganda (Danger or obstacles) -.enjoys a comfortable life full of opportunities. wealthy. happy.prevails over others. obtains property. enjoys life with contentment. 4 AYUSHMAN The Yoga is Ayushman (Long-lived) -. . obsessed with sex. energetic. 2 VISHKAMBHA The Yoga is Vishkambha (Supported) -. 3 PRITI The Yoga is Priti (Fondness) -. victorious over enemies. attracted to the opposite sex. revengeful and angry. 6 SOBHANA The Yoga is Shobhana (Splendor) -.good health and longevity. powerful and overwhelming mentally or physically.lustrous body and demeanor sensualist.critical.The 27 Yogas 1 VAIDHRITI The Yoga is Vaidhriti (Poor Support) -. 5 SAUBHAGYA The Yoga is Saubhagya (Good Fortune) -.

intelligent. 14 VYAGATHA The Yoga is Vyaghata (Beating) -. 15 HARSHANA The Yoga is Harshana (Thrilling) -. 9 DHRITI The Yoga is Dhriti (Determination) -. troublesome personality.8 SUKARMA The Yoga is Sukarma (Virtuous) -.intelligent. intent on harming others.steady character. indulges in the hospitality of others. 13 DHRUVA The Yoga is Dhruva (Constant) -. 10 SOOLA The Yoga is Shula (Spear. . 12 VRIDDHA The Yoga is Vriddhi (Growth) -.enjoys the wealth. able to concentrate and persist.cruel. Pain) -. opportunistic and discerning. magnanimous and charitable.flawed morals or ethics. angry. goods and spouses of others.confrontational and contrary. life constantly improves with age. delights in merriment and humor. quarrelsome. 11 GANDA The Yoga is Ganda (Danger or obstacles) -. wealthy.performs noble deeds. wealthy.

lecherous. 20 PARIGHA The Yoga is Parigha (Obstruction) -. interest in ritual and spirituality. 18 VYATAPATA The Yoga is Vyatipata (Calamity) -. learned and religious.prone to sudden mishaps and reversals.skillful and accomplished in several areas. irritable and meddlesome.16 VAJRA The Yoga is Vajra (Diamond.well-off. lascivious. pleasant nature.encounters many obstacles to progress in life. unpredictable.loves ease and luxury. .honored by superiors and government. lazy. 22 SIDDHA The Yoga is Siddha (Accomplished) -. 23 SADHYA The Yoga is Sadhya (Amenable) -.accommodating personality. 19 VARIYAN The Yoga is Variyana (Comfort) -. Thunderbolt) -. accomplished manners and etiquette.well behaved. 17 SIDDHI The Yoga is Siddhi (Success) -. 21 SIVA The Yoga is Shiva (Auspicious) -. protector and supporter of others. placid. forceful. fickle and unreliable. wealthy.

unsteady and changeable mind. wealthy. but problems with health. ambitious. impatient and impulsive. 25 SUKLA The Yoga is Shukla (Bright White) -.lustrous body and personality. 26 BRAHMA The Yoga is Brahma (Priest. irritable.24 SUBHA The Yoga is Shubha (Auspicious) -. good discernment and judgment.garrulous and flighty. well-off. helpful. God) -. 27 INDRA The Yoga is Indra (Chief) -. .trustworthy and confidential.interest in education and knowledge.

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