When Moon transits Hasta Nakshatra, it gives you an opportunity to heal your abundance blocks and live the life your soul intended. Since Hasta nakshatra is ruled by the Moon itself, you may go through some ups and downs with your emotions and moods. So be aware of that!

The best mantra for today is the Savitur Gayatri mantra. Chanting Gayatri mantra will help us invoke the blessings of Savitur – The deity of Hasta Nakshatra who will grant us the power to achieve our goals and  manifest our desires.

The shakti  or power associated with Hasta Nakshatra is – “Hasta Sthapaniya Agama Shakti.” It translates as the Power to gain what we are seeking and to place it in our hands. So whatever we wish for can be attained when the moon transits Hasta Nakshatra.

The symbol associated with Hasta Nakshatra is “Hands with all the fingers” – This symbolizes fate and destiny. Everything about us can be revealed by looking at our hands. Hands are also an important tool we have to get things done. It relates so much with our modern world where we are dependent on computers and mobile phones and they are accessed using our “hands”.

So by chanting the Gayatri mantra and worshipping our inner sun which is the guiding principle in our lives we are able to make a positive influence on our destiny and gain the power to achieve our goals.

The Animal symbol associated with Hasta Nakshatra is a Buffalo

According to Hindu mythology, Mahishasura was a combination of both an Asura and a Mahisha (Water buffalo) with a trident. He intended to annihilate all the Devas since they were the arch-enemies of Asuras. The legend of Mahishasura is important in Hindu mythology since the goddess Durga was incarnated in order to slay him.

Buffalo signifies Tamoguna (laziness, lethargy, ignorance, inertia) – We have to destroy these qualities within ourselves (mind) to triumph in life! The story of Durga (Shakti, power) and Mahisha signifies the destruction of tamoguna within us. And this is a notable battle in the life of Hasta natives. In the story – Mahishasura became so powerful that he started controlling the Gods. The Gods came together and created the powerful Goddess Durga to destroy the demon. So this also indicates that we should keep our ego and arrogance in check, and can seek the blessings of Goddess Durga to defeat our inner demons (ego, arrogance, lethargy).

Hasta is a Laghu (Light) and a Kshipra (Quick/ Fast) nakshatra.

So activities that needs to be done swiftly and those that require quick results may be done on days when the moon transits Hasta Nakshatra.