Purva Bhadrapada consists of two main stars in the body of Pegasus, Markab and Scheat. In Greek mythology, Pegasus (Alpha-Pegasi (Markab) and Beta-Pegasi (Scheat) is a white horse. Markab and Scheat denote honors and success with great sorrow. Scheat gives literary and poetic ability, with extreme sorrows. These people are known for their self-sacrificing methods for a higher cause, thus enlighten the world. Purva Bhadrapada starts from 20.00 Aquarius to 3.20 Pisces, is ruled by Aja Ekapad, the one-legged snake.
Purva Bhadrapada means ‘the previous with lucky feet’ or ‘the former with feet of a coat’ (Purvaprosthapada).
Aja Ekapat desires, “May I gain radiance and the splendor of spiritual knowledge.” Purva Bhadra has a great spiritual potential since it has Jupiterian influence. This influence gives more insight, perception and spiritual perspectives. This Nakshatra people display an affinity to spiritual realms.
Aja Ekapada connects to ”Rudra”, which is the angry form of Lord Shiva and it is generally seen that the natives under the strong influence of this Nakshatra have a tendency to get connected to the darker side of life which has something to do with destruction and violence in accordance with the nature of the presiding deity of this Nakshatra. This area of destruction and violence ultimately shows the purification process. These people go through tough situations which can guide them to a realization and that realization ultimately takes them to a spiritual awakening.
This Nakshatra is known for its ‘yajamana udyamana shakti’. ‘Yajamana udyamana shakti’ means the power to raise people up to a spiritual level. Purva Bhadrapada people are the revolutionaries who transform themselves and others from the darkness to the light.
This Nakshatra’s symbol is a man with two faces, one face shows a calm, pure and elegant face, but the other one is a violent and destructive. Most Purva Bhadra people are known to show a dual face, and the symbols of duality are more in theses people. This is a strong indication of the power to change them according to different situations. They will easily tackle the situations, whatever they go through. They are not easy people to handle. These people are very secretive and mysterious.
Ascendant in Purva Bhadrapada: Philosophical nature, good speaker, strong sexual attraction, high strung, changes residence often, fond of travel, money through government, intent on their work, good longevity.
The Moon in Purva Bhadrapada: Spiritual depth, teaching skill, occult knowledge, intuitive gifts, wealthy, clever in executing work, intelligent, scholarly, writer, cynical, witty nature.
The Sun in Purva Bhadrapada: Creative intelligence, detailed work, dislike routine, need variety, writing skill, moody nature, independent, needs seclusion.
Psychic mediums, hypnotists; sailors; marine life experts; shipping industry; entertainment industry; fishing professions; professional hosts and hostesses; managers; writers; poets; professional motivators; industries processing raw materials, especially liquids; painters; war strategists; weapons experts; para gliders; jumpers; hairdressers; hot air balloonists; flying professionals; herbalists; amusement park workers; people employed in liquid and water related professions