Chitra (23.20 Virgo-6.40 Libra) is represented in the astrological cosmos as a single star. It conveys the idea of universal craftsmanship through its ruling deity Twashtar. The primary objective of Chitra is to surmount illusion and maya. Known to the Vedic astrologers as the nakshatra of prosperity, Chitra stands for the 'big, bright, shining jewel'. Just as gemstones are created under extreme conditions of intense heat and pressure; the universe too needs to progress from its initial Big Bang which is emblematized by Chitra.
Reflections of Chitra :
The natives of Chitra Nakshatra are the people of enormous emotions and sentiments which further makes them quiet vulnerable from inside while on the other part they are intellectual and learned personas who possess a strong appearance with enough potency of mind. They are vivacious individuals who would live a contented life along with good spouses and children at a ladder of affluence and comfort but they could also receive some harm from their enemies. They are spiritual beings at the core.
General Characteristics :
Attractive, sociable, intelligent, and natural leaders.
A bright jewel or pearl reflecting the spirit within us, or a shining light.
Ruling planet : Mars
Nature : Rakshasa (demon)
Career Interest :
Obstacles in the life is not a hurdle for the advancement for him. He can overtake all these hurdles with his courage and hard work Period between 33 years and 54 years of age will be his golden period. The native may earn as a sculptor or mechanic or as a factory employee or the native will be in the political arena or the native may be be an engineer or a textile technologist.
Career paths from health and beautification down to fields related to mechanized perception of reality such as engineering are suitable for the natives of Chitra nakshatra. With regard to career opportunities based on gardening, horticulture, interior decor, glamour and hospitality industry they are worth proving their ability.They can go in the field of Interior design, architects, jewelers, lawyers, judges, priests, religious people, learned in the Vedas, publications, radio, TV, film, armed forces, police detective, painter, photographer, designer, musician, writer, herbalist.
Family Portrait :
"The male natives of Chitra Nakshatra are perceived to spend his life away from his father and without the love and support of his father due to any of the reason as including the separation of parents while they would be much closer to their mother. The fathers of these people are perceived to be a person of much fame and higher position. These individuals are truly attached to their parents and siblings but they would suspect them also for being vulnerable at the core. There would be lumps of responsibilities upon the natives throughout life.
The people of Chitra Nakshatra are perceived not to spend his life at its place of birth for which their could be variant reasons for the same as even the birth house of the native could get sold or either destroyed or he might be needed to stay away from his birth place. On the other hand, he would not lead a peaceful married life as their would be much friction in between the spouses but his conjugal path would stay stable and quiet satisfied and blissful."
The natives of Chitra Nakshatra are perceived to confront some health hurdles in their lives which would make their life path a little more difficult and would include inflammation of kidney and bladder, brain fever, abdominal tumors, appendicitis, or some diseases from worms.
Favorable Activities :
Attractive, artistic, great lovers, independent, natural leader who wants to make an impact on life, sociable, perceptive, high-spirited, elegant, conversant, dignified, judicious, business skills, happy, well dressed and well groomed, well read, drawn to philosophy and social thought, does well outside their place of birth or in foreign countries, handy, incline toward more physical expressions of art such as sculpture, printmaking, competent designer.
Unfavorable Activities :
Smug, conceited, easily bored, self centered, attracted to exciting yet negligent mates, quarrelsome, critical, too quick to challenge someone's point of view, corrupt, amoral, may not focus enough on saving money.
Suggestions for Chitra Natives :
Chitra natives should worship female deities who ride the tiger like Durga, Jagdamba and Bhavani, and chant the root mantra "Om Tam" and "Om Tham" 108 times during the lunar transition of this nakshatra to alleviate afflictions. Wearing bright, sparkling and varied colors is also recommended. All important actions should correspond to the course of this constellation for best results.