“Hasta in sanskrit means “hands”, “assistance”, “giving a hand”, “help” another meaning is “laugh” or “smile”. The deity associated with this nakshatra is Hiranya Hasta, and that is a reference to “Savitur” – who is another solar deity. While chanting the gayatri mantra we invoke Savitur.

Shakti associated with this nakshatra – Hasta Sthapaniyaagame shakti – Those born under this nakshatra have the ability to manifest an object of desire in their hands.
Savitur has the ability to manifest what we are seeking and place it in our hands.
Category – Light and Swift
Hasta people when influenced by benefics can become prolific writers and speakers.
General characteristics
Brings Business success, charming, associated with “hasya” so a lot of comedians with wits have prominent planets in this nakshatra.
They are highly intelligent and industrious. They are good at agreements – handshake signifies agreement.
Hasta natives can also be involved with trickery and gambling.
The solar deity of inspiration Savitar has the power to give life so Hasta can be associated with childbirth and establishing a family.
Hasta is a fortunate star and have an amazing capability to “create”.
Savitur has the ability to use hands in a skilled, crafty and cunning manner. So it can also be associated with trickery, gambling, card games, poker etc.
Typically, they are especially good with anything to do with hands – drawing, calligraphy, maths, instruments, music, painting, carving, scultping, magicians(rahu association), handcrafts, craftsmanship, art, reki, palmistry, mysticism, occult etc.
It is very important for hasta natives to focus on spiritual path that will help them progress in life. They have an innate desire to be of help and serve.
witty, pleasant, attractive, creative, charming, influential, cordial, avoid expressing anger, in control of their self, industrious, take advantage of opportunities in foreign lands, persuasive, serveral relationships
restless, changeable, selfish, low self esteem, critical, mistrustful, addiction related to drugs, over indulgent
Favorable activities
pottery, jewelry design, laughter, translators, holistic healing, learning, skill of hand, dealing with kids, changing homes, domestic or playing games, yoga, meditation, gardening.
Unfavorable activities
planning long term objectives, not a good day for inactivity, not a day of relaxation, night time activity.”