• Arun Kumar Subramanian

Purva Phalguni (பூரம்), the nakshatra of bhog (abundance)

Placement: 13° 20’ to 26° 40’ of Leo

Element: Water (Neer)

Pushkara Navamsha/Bhaga: 3rd pada/19°

"It represents comfort, relaxation, delightfulness and pleasures on all levels."

Symbol: The symbolism of this nakshatra is “front legs of the bed”, as in "the beginning of bed time". In other words, it represents the beginning phase of relaxation, like sitting, watching tv, talking or even having pleasures like short sleep, sex etc. It has to do everything with “comfort”.

Deity: Bhaga (one of 12 Adityas), a solar deity represents material pleasures and indulgence. He spends much of his time indulging in all the material pleasures. Bhaga enjoys beauty, arts, fun, sarcasm, performing arts and luxury as well. There are 12 Sun Gods and one of them is Bhaga, he lights up the sky between the month of August and September.

Ruler: Venus (Shukra) ruling this nakshatra makes it more evident that whatever I said above will be boosted by the it's rulership. Venus represents Goddess Lakshmi (bestower of material wealth), Venus is the liquid cashflow in our hands.

Animal: Female rat. It represents the ability to bring abundance. Female rats give birth to many pups at a time and they live as a large family. They are also very active in sex much like the previous nakshatra Magha.

Guna: It's a tamassic nakshatra with more emphasis towards material pleasures, storage and abundance.

Power: It represents "Prajanana Shakti". The power to procreate through the union of polar opposites.


General attributes: The native with prominent Purva Phalguni will be more interested towards enjoying the pleasures more than working on it or for it. They can be good at creative arts, communication, management, designing etc. Like the previous nakshatra they may also have an active sex life. Venus ruled nakshatras are highly devoted towards something (esp. related to the significations represented by the nakshatra). They’ll always find ways to enjoy life even at times of war and calamity. There is a lot of solar energy upon the native that will make them the centre of attraction wherever they go. They will always try to have a comfortable and luxurious life. They give attention to detail and spends more time and money on beauty and arts. They are indulgent as in they want to have everything excessively but have to be careful not to become greedy. Moreover these natives don’t have to look for luxury rather luxury will look for them (based on the strength of nakshatra). Even if they’re working hard, their workplace will be like a luxury hotel, cruise ship, tourist destinations etc. The native needs relaxation to perform well in life. They may also be spiritual, logical, practical and intelligent. They may use spirituality for even bed pleasures (like tantric sex). But this doesn’t mean Purva Phalguni is just material bhog. It also gives mental and spiritual bhog. It has the power to create great thinkers since it represents the relaxation part of life (from this rat race lifestyle) where one can realise the real potential of life, it can make one a great scientist, philosopher, theorist or even spiritualist. These are general qualities, reader’s discretion is advised.


“On the downside Purva Phalguni may make the native lazy, careless and pursuant of meaningless happiness. They may tend to think and speak a lot about doing something than actually doing it.”

Leo and its nakshatras: Leo is a kingly sign and its ruler Sun (Surya) is a kingly planet. All nakshatras in Leo have kingly attributes. But lying at the heart of Leo makes Purva Phalguni stronger than other nakshatras. This nakshatra has a strong connection with Lord Shiva (Lingam form) and Ganesha so worshipping these deities will bring auspiciousness and stability to the native as well. The story of Indian Kings in the ancient times were filled with Purva Phalguni energy, they were powerful kings and indulged in material wealth but simultaneously improved the arts, science, culture & tradition of the society in many ways.


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