The concepts of Navatara and Nadi Nakshatra hold significant importance in the realm of Vedic astrology, particularly when it comes to selecting auspicious timings (Muhurta) for important life activities. These concepts offer valuable insights into assessing transits and dashas, enabling us to make accurate predictions and provide appropriate remedies for negative influences.

When a planet undergoes a transition from one Nakshatra to another during its transit, it becomes crucial to identify which Navatara or Nadi Nakshatra is being activated. This activation holds key information about the impact of the transit and allows for deeper analysis and interpretation. By understanding the specific Navatara or Nadi Nakshatra that is being triggered, we can gain valuable insights into the potential outcomes and effects of the transit.

How to judge transits and dashas based on Navatara and Nadi Nakshatra concepts?

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Navataras are 9 groups of 3 nakshatras each. Understanding the influence of Nava Taras can help in making informed decisions regarding the timing of significant events in life.

Nava Taras and their implications:

Nava means 9 and Tara means Naksatra. The Navatara groups the nakshatras into nine Groups of 3 Nakshatras. They are Janma, Sampat, Vipat, Kshema, Pratyak, Sadhana, Naidhana, Mitra and Param Mitra counted from the Janma Naksatra. The Janma Naksatra is the constellation occupied by Moon at birth.

  1. Janma Tara: The 1st, 10th, and 19th Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Janma Tara. These Nakshatras provide important information about your inherent nature and can exert a considerable influence on your life. They are closely tied to one’s birth circumstances, cultural heritage, place of birth, and family background. It holds immense significance and is often represented by the Lagna or the 1st house, which symbolizes a person’s birth circumstances, personality traits, socio-cultural upbringing, as well as their name and reputation.
  2. Sampat Tara: The 2nd, 11th, and 20th Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Sampat Tara. Sampat means “Wealth”. These Nakshatras are associated with wealth and abundance, making them favorable for matters related to finances and resources.
  3. Vipat Tara: The 3rd, 12th, and 21st Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Vipat Tara. Vipat means danger or obstacles. These Nakshatras are considered inauspicious for initiating new endeavors or auspicious beginnings.
  4. Kshema Tara: The 4th, 13th, and 22nd Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Kshema Tara. These Nakshatras signify comfort, ease, and healing, making them favorable for promoting well-being and providing a sense of solace.
  5. Pratyak Tara: The 5th, 14th, and 23rd Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Pratyak Tara. These Nakshatras are known for creating obstacles and challenges, making it advisable to avoid initiating important activities during these times.
  6. Sadhana Tara: The 6th, 15th, and 24th Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Sadhana Tara. These Nakshatras are highly conducive for commencing new projects or undertaking important tasks, as they are associated with success, achievements, and progress.
  7. Naidhana Tara: The 7th, 16th, and 25th Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Naidhana Tara. These Nakshatras are considered highly unfavorable and should generally be avoided for any significant activities or endeavors.
  8. Mitra Tara: The 8th, 17th, and 26th Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Mitra Tara. These Nakshatras represent friendship and support. If you have prominent planets in these Nakshatras, you can expect assistance and backing from reliable allies.
  9. Param Mitra Tara: The 9th, 18th, and 27th Nakshatras from your Janma Nakshatra form the Param Mitra Tara, which translates to “Great” or “Best friends.” Initiating important activities during these Nakshatras is considered highly favorable, as you can experience strong support and encouragement.

Nadi Nakshatras

These special nakshatras that can provide additional clues to interpret our birth chart and transits/dashas. These nakshatras can be assessed based on the 27 or 28 nakshatra scheme (including Abhijit Nakshatra).

Jati (Lineage)

The 4th Nakshatra is Jati (Lineage). Jati Nakshatra is associated with our roots, heritage, and the ancestral lineage from which we descend. It provides insights into our ancestral connections, family background, and the cultural and traditional values that shape our identity.

Matru (Mother)

8th Nakshatra represents Matru or mother. Matru Nakshatra holds deep significance as it symbolizes the maternal energy, nurturing qualities, and the profound bond between a child and their mother.

Karma (Work)

The Karma Nakshatra holds immense significance as it symbolizes our responsibilities, achievements, and the impact of our actions in the world.

The 10th Nakshatra emphasizes the role of work and career in our lives. It reflects our ambitions, goals, and the path we choose to pursue in order to fulfill our purpose and make a meaningful contribution to society. Karma Nakshatra highlights the importance of finding fulfillment through productive and purposeful work.

When planets like Saturn, Rahu or Ketu transits your Karma Nakshatra you can expect changes to your job environment. 

Saghatika (Associations)

16th Nakshatra is Saghatika or associations. Saghatika Nakshatra symbolizes the power of relationships and the impact they have on our lives.

Saghatika Nakshatra emphasizes the role of connections and interactions with others in shaping our personal growth, experiences, and opportunities. It reflects the influence of our associations on our thoughts, beliefs, and actions.

Samudaya (Crowd)

18th Nakshatra is Samudaya or crowd. This Nakshatra reflects the spirit of togetherness, cooperation, and the sense of belonging that arises when individuals unite. It signifies the power of collective wisdom, shared experiences, and the support that can be found within a community. Samudaya Nakshatra encourages us to recognize the strength that emerges when people come together with a shared vision and purpose.

Aadhana (Creativity)

19th Nakshatra is Adhana or creativity. Adhana Nakshatra symbolizes the ability to tap into our creative potential and bring forth innovative ideas and expressions.

Adhana Nakshatra emphasizes the importance of artistic pursuits, creative endeavors, and the exploration of our imaginative faculties. It signifies the capacity to think outside the box, to envision new possibilities, and to manifest originality in various forms of self-expression.

Vinasha (Destruction)

23rd Nakshatra is Vinasha or destruction. Vinasha Nakshatra represents the concept of destruction, dissolution, and the transformative aspects of life. It symbolizes the process of letting go, releasing attachments, and making way for new beginnings.

This Nakshatra reflects the profound truth that sometimes we need to let go of what no longer serves us in order to embrace new opportunities and experiences.

Manasa (Mind)

25th Nakshatra is Manasa or the Mind. Manasa Nakshatra represents the concept of the mind and its influence on our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions. This Nakshatra reflects the intricate workings of the mind, including our beliefs, fears, desires, and patterns of thinking. When Saturn transits Manasa Nakshatra, it is extremely important to meditate and chant mantras to keep the mind free of negativity.

Abhisheka (Achievement)

27th/28th Nakshatra is Abhisheka or Achievement. Abhisheka Nakshatra symbolizes the potential for reaching milestones, attaining success, and receiving accolades for our efforts. This nakshatra represents the honor and respect that comes with achievement. It highlights the potential for receiving awards, promotions, or public acclaim for our endeavors.