The divine warrior planet Mangal (Mars) moves into the constellation of Dhanishta on 25th October 2018 and he will stay there until 16th November 2018. Until 6th November Mars will be in the Capricorn portion of Dhanishta and will move on to the Aquarius portion of Dhanishta after that until 16th November.
Mars is exalted in Dhanishta meaning, Dhanishta Nakshatra brings out the best of Mars and he is extremely happy here.
Dhanishta is the 23rd of the 27 nakshatras or lunar mansions.
The name roughly translates as “Famous”, “Wealthy”, “Most heard of.”
Ruled by The Warrior Mars – the planet of energy, impulse, and action.
Dhanishta can harmonize the polar opposite energies of Mars and Saturn. The active go-getter mars is well supported by the practical, realistic wisdom of Saturn.
The symbol of Dhanishta is Drums – related to Lord Shiva’s Damru and a flute – related to Lord Krishna’s musical instrument. If you observe both of these instruments are hollow and it signifies the need to be receptive to the frequency of the universal higher mind without falling trap to our personal limited ego.
Dhanishta is ruled by the collective Gods called Ashta Vasus.
They are eight elemental gods (called “Aṣṭa-Vasu”, ‘Eight Vasus’) representing aspects of nature, representing cosmic natural phenomenon. The name Vasu means ‘Dweller’ or ‘Dwelling’.
Dhanishta’s power or Shakti is to give abundance and fame
Tips to make the best use of this transit of Mars in Dhanishta
- If you read the mythology story of Ashta Vasus where the 8 elemental Gods were cursed by Sage Vashishta for stealing his wish-fulfilling cow (Kamadhenu), it is quite clear that we need to take charge of our unending desires and not commit sins in the process of getting our desires fulfilled. So whenever a desire arises instead of acting on it quickly and impulsively it is wise to observe and be aware of the desire and the consequences of fulfilling them.
- Bhishma – The Divine warrior from Mahabharata who was the Son of the Ganges has a big connection with this Nakshatra. Bhishma is known for his vow of celibacy and devotion. He also handed down the Vishnu Sahasranama to Yudhishtira when he was on his deathbed (of arrows) in the battle of Kurukshetra. – So listening to Vishnu Sahasranama every day during this transit will bring clarity and comfort.
- Bhishma was one of the greatest Bramhacharis of all time. Accumulation of Ojas due to his Brahmacharya made him the strongest warrior of the era. He was a true Kshatriya as well as a disciplined ascetic – a rare combination. This clearly is the combination of Saturn (Discipline) and Mars (Courage and Valor). Saturn rules Capricorn and Aquarius and Dhanishta Nakshatra is ruled by Mars. The positive effects of Saturn and Mars combined are what makes Dhanishta one of the most prosperous, wealthy and successful Nakshatras. What this signifies is that righteous action combined with discipline can yield amazing results during this transit.
- Worship Goddess Durga by doing a 108 Japa on her most powerful mantra – “Aum Dum Durgaye Namaha”. Dhanishta is ruled by a female lion which is the vehicle of Goddess Durga. You can use Japa108.com app to track and count your Japas.
- Listen to Drums and Flute Music as Dhansihta’s symbol is Drums and flute. This will bring harmony to your action and thoughts.
- This Nakshatra has the power of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu so worshipping Lord Ayyappa (the celibate warrior God) who was born out of both Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu also known as Hari Hara is a great remedy. You can chant his simple yet powerful mantra “Aum Swamiye Saranam Ayyappa” 108 times every day.
- This transit is the best time to articulate and visualize your life goals and come up with a plan to achieve them.
- Listen to Kandha Shashti Kavacham on Tuesdays ruled by Mars.
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