Hasta Nakshatra(10-00' to 23-20' Virgo "Kanya Rashi" ) is taken as the thirteenth nakshatra among the 27 nakshatras. Hasta means Hand so the Hasta Nakshatra directly associates with all activities done by our hands. The hand also indicates different skills possessed by a person. On the positive side, the Hasta Nakshatra signifies a person capable of making his/her fate. Its ruling plantet is Moon and its symbol is a open hand which blesses humanity. Hasta nakshatra presiding deity is Savita- the sun God who gives creative energy. It's animal symbol is female buffalo. Hasta nakshatra names start with Poo, Sham, Naa, Taa.
Reflections of Hasta :
The Hasta Nakshatra natives are perceived to be endowed with the supreme strength and potency to rule over the world besides which they possess a tough composure of a sharp mind inside with immense stability and firmness in thoughts which makes them dominate and lead over the surroundings. They are independent conquerors with the wealth of wisdom and affluence and so on they are respected too for their generous and kind attitude for helping others. Apart from this, they are spiritual beings and are also inclined towards music. They love being with their closed ones and are perceived to be happy having them but they could also turn as cruel and callous at times for being harsh minded too.
General Characteristics :
Purity of thought and deed as well as self-control, active habits, full of resources.
A hand - open hand blessing humanity
Ruling planet : Moon
Nature : Deva (god-like)
Career Interest :
"Most of the cases either they are engaged in business or in a high position in the industries. Hasta native even with a preliminary academic background will possess excellent all-round knowledge. Period up to his 30th years of age will bring in unexpected circumstantial changes both in the family front as well as in the academic and professional or business field. Period between 30 to 42 years of his age will be his golden period, when the native can settle down in his life. If the native lives beyond 64 years of age, there will be remarkable accumulation of wealth and all-round success in the business field."
Family Portrait :
The male natives of Hasta Nakshatra are bestowed with good family life with almost a smooth sailing in the conjugal path with some little hurdles but he would altogether lead a happy and satisfied marriage path. He would get a homely wife who would possess all the required attributes. In the end, these individuals would lead a peaceful and harmonious life.
These individuals won't confront much of health hurdles but would need to cross some as comprising severe cough and cold for a long periods of time and some of asthma problems.
Favorable Activities :
Creative, pleasant, humorous, skilled in the arts, charming, practical, attractive, wealth late in life, many relationships, generous, unattached, intelligent, persuasive, cordial, weighs their words to avoid expressing anger, self-motivated, in control, focused on acquisition, good at defending and promoting their own interests, understands the value of social rituals and courtesies, skilled in providing service, thick-skinned, takes advantage of opportunities in new areas or in foreign lands, dexterous, determined, industrious worker, easily changes.
Unfavorable Activities :
Likes competition and conflicts, restless - want spiritual experiences, changeable, con artist, self interest, emotionally unsettled, need to control lower self, unabashed, mistrustful, overindulgence in pleasuring themselves, nasty, mechanical in dealing with those who provide them no advantage, abuse of drugs, controlling, alcohol, and/or food to cope, critical when under stress, suppressed, health issues.
Suggestions for Hasta Natives :
Hasta natives should worship the Sun god and chant the root mantra "Om Jham" and "Om Nyam" 108 times during the lunar transition of this nakshatra to alleviate afflictions. Wearing light colors like green and white is also recommended. All important actions should correspond to the course of this constellation for best results.