Placement: 06°40’ of Aquarius to 20° 00’ of Aquarius
Element: Ether (Space/Akash)
Pushkara Navamsha/Bhaga: 4th pada/19°
The Sanskrit term Satabisha translates to "hundred healers". It refers to the constellation of Satabishak, which is composed of 100 stars, each one symbolizing a healer or physician. This nakshatra is situated at the heart of the Aquarius zodiac sign, which is considered to be of immense religious and spiritual significance. Being located in such an elevated position gives Satabishak a divine aura. It has a strong association with Aquarius, and the representation of both the sign and the nakshatra are similar. They are portrayed with a vessel containing soma, a divine elixir that has the power to reveal the potential of all things, including life and death. This is comparable to the effects of the Amazonian Ayahuasca.
Deity: The presiding deity of Shatabhisha nakshatra is Varuna, the God of Water. In Vedas, Varuna is known as one of the Adityas (Sun God) believed to have placed all the stars in the universe. Water is essential for the survival of all living beings on Earth, and Shatabhisha nakshatra embodies the healing and life-giving qualities associated with this element.
Symbolism: The symbol of this nakshatra is a "circle" or a "ring", which can be interpreted in various ways. It may represent the cycle of life, from birth to death and rebirth, or the concept of protection and love, as seen in Western cultures where couples exchange rings as a symbol of their commitment to each other's well-being and protection.
Element: The ether is the primary element associated with this nakshatra, which is one of the five elements. However, the nature of ether is still not fully understood. The presiding deity of this nakshatra is the God of water and it lies at the center of the predominantly air sign Aquarius, ruled by Saturn and Rahu. Thus, it is a mysterious nakshatra that combines three elements: ether, water, and air.
Animal: The animal associated with this nakshatra is a female horse. Interestingly, the healing ability of this animal makes it a fitting counterpart to the Ashwini nakshatra. In fact, horses seem to embody the energy of healing in general, given that they are the animal associated with both of these nakshatras.
Ashwini is associated with a domestic horse, while Satabisha is compared to a wild horse.
Guna: This nakshatra has a predominantly sattvic nature and places greater emphasis on connecting with the masses and healing them through various means.
Power: This nakshatra embodies the power of healing, known as "Bheshaja Shakti".
Ruler: Rahu, known as the untamed medicine man, is the planetary ruler of Satabisha nakshatra. It's worth noting that Rahu also governs Ardra, another nakshatra with healing properties. Any undertaking that begins under Ardra nakshatra will reach its completion under Satabisha.
General attributes: Individuals strongly influenced by Satabishak may exhibit a mysterious or secretive nature. The connection of water and circle suggests a tendency towards being protective and secretive about their beliefs. They may focus on personal gain in their thoughts, words, and actions. Similar to Moola and Ardra, they possess the ability to uncover secrets. Being a mix of water, air, and space elements, they may have a wild sense of adventure and surpass average human imagination in their way of life. If they neglect their health, they may easily put on weight. As Satabishak resides in Aquarius, they may excel in gathering people for healing and rejuvenation purposes, such as priests and motivational speakers. It is important to note that these are general qualities and individual differences may exist. Reader discretion is advised.
Remedy: Place a picture of a horse or horses in your home or workplace to generate a positive atmosphere.