Krittika Nakshatra is the 3rd of the 27 Nakshatras, the wonderful and powerfully declarative Lunar Signs of Vedic Astrology.

Learn all about Krittika and its warrior challenges, plus all of the Nakshatras, in my dedicated Nakshatras course:
In Part 1, you learn each of the Nakshatras in turn, focusing on your chart and mine so as to keep the discussion caring genuine and authentic. Where neither of us have a planet in any given Nakshatra, you bring in family friends or celebrity charts.
And in Part 2 of my Nakshatras Course, you learn the powerful techniques of astrological analysis using Nakshatras and Nakshatra Techniques.

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The Ruler of Krittika Nakshatra is the Sun who can be angry and fight. Krittikas are possessed of intense awareness and the ability to undergo purification. They have a lot of energy and pride. Krittika spans 26°40′ Vedic Aries – 10° Vedic Taurus and its symbol is a knife.Its deities are: Agni, the god of fire and Karttikeya, the general of the heavenly army. Its Keywords are: heroic, sharp, protecting, full of initiatives. Its translation is: ‘the one who cuts’. Essentially, this is a malefic Nakshatra. This is  jailor energy and is not easy at all.

Favorably, Krittikas are motivated achievers who acquire many things; bright with strong appetites, goal oriented people who like to get the bot­tom line and go for what they want. This is the survivor; dignified and taking a pride in what they do. They will honor their commitments; be a good leader and straightforward.

But unfavourably, Krittikas are piercing, criticizing and fault-finding. Intimidating, with cutting blunt manners, though they can put on the social graced. They are not open to advice; hard to please; impatient and respond too strongly to challenges. They set goals or expectations too high; and definitely burn out their health by constant and unrelent­ing activity.

In the sky, Krittika is positioned in the form of a group of stars called “The Pleiades“, or the “weeping sis­ters” as they are some­times called.  The warrior may bring destruction and sad­ness. Howe­ver, he may also be the protector of the good and the des­troyer of evil.  The warrior knows what he wants and he is prepared to give his life in order to protect what is good.

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