Dhanishta Nakshatra

In tune with cosmic rhythm

I am Dhanishta.
I am fierce and bold, yet grounded and strong.
I have the courage to follow my own inner rhythm.
I am dedicated to my inner call.
My ambitions are high.
Vasus, 8 elemental powers, representing Nature’s mysterious rhythm and its transformative powers, carry our prayers and intentions towards heavens.
Dhanishta nakshatra is presided by Vasus, the 8 elemental forces (sometimes also imagined as 8 primordial serpents), which create, sustain and transform this material universe – as well as our inner universe. Earth, Water, Fire, Air, Ether, Sun, Moon and the Star (which are the 8 Vasus) do not only exist in the external universe, but also represent different levels of our consciousness, starting from muladhara chakra (root) and ending with sahasrara (crown). No wonder one of the symbols of this lunar mansion is a ladder. Being located at the very heart of zodiacal muladhara chakra, between the sidereal Capricorn and Aquarius, Dhanishta nakshatra was also marking the beginning of Uttarayana in Vedic times, which made it always associated with ascension, growth and progress.
People born under the stellar influence of this lunar mansion are courageous, ambitious and grounded – but can be a bit stubborn, too, due to strong earthly influence of this star. Dhanishta nakshatra inspires us to aspire for the stars, yet stay well grounded in this world – to find a symbolic balance between heaven and earth, and to manifest a better reality in the present moment with the power of our own intention. Vasus were also often addressed as the deities circumbulating the mystical Meru mountain (symbolising our sushumna nadi, pathway of our consciousness in our energy body) and the ones, who deliver all our prayers and intentions to the Supreme Lord.

Divine and shadow qualities

Dhanishta nakshatra and Vasus

Vasus, the gods of heavenly wealth, inspire you to listen more to your inner rhythm, to the voice of your intuition, and find the courage to take some bold steps towards fulfillment of your desires. They inspire you to pay more attention to what you want versus what is expected from you. They can awaken both our worldly and spiritual ambitions and the desire to progress in any of these two spheres of life. But they can also awaken within us a strong pride and stubbornness.

Divine qualities

  • intuition
  • determination
  • abundance
  • courage
  • progress

Shadow qualities

  • pride
  • greed
  • stubbornness
  • too much ambition
  • unrealistic expectations

Dhanishta Nakshatra In-depth

Discover the secrets of Dhanishta nakshatra in this 3+ hours long session with 6 study cases and detailed knowledge of the symbolism and secrets of this lunar mansion. Along with the access to course recording you will also receive +15 pages of pre-read material about the symbolism of Vasus, presiding deity of this lunar mansion, 20 charts for study and visual charts.
1. Deep insights into Dhanishta Nakshatra
On this course you will learn about such details of Dhanishta Nakshatra and its presiding deity, Vasus, which you never heard on any other course. I can promise you that. On this course we dive deep not only into the wisdom of the nakshatra itself, but we also have a close look at the anatomy of the nakshatra, with its 4 unique padas and special degrees. You will also learn about various yogas formed with Dhanishta Nakshatra.

2. Spiritual aspect of Vasus
Spiritual aspect of the nakshatras was always most fascinating for me. Being on spiritual path for more than 12 years, I was always asking myself a question, what the Moon is trying to teach me, when it passes, day by day, through each nakshatra, awakening its dormant shakti. A spiritual approach to the nakshatras and seeking their deeper wisdom in everyday life is what makes my nakshatra classes unique and quite different from others.
3. Practical approach to understanding the nakshatras
I believe that knowledge can gain its real value only once we learn how to apply it. Each of our classes completes with a detailed analysis of chosen study cases, so you can learn better, how the shakti of the nakshatra can manifest in people’s real lives. After each class you will also receive at least 20 study cases for self-study, so you can start observing some patterns and feel more confident in noticing the influence of the nakshatras.

Divine influence

Devata: Vasus (8 gods of elements)
Shakti: khyapayitri shakti – power to gain abundance and fame
Basis above: birth
Basis below: prosperity
Desire: to revolve around the summit of gods (mount Meru)
Planetary ruler: Mars

Special degrees

Placement: 23:20 Capricorn – 6:40 Aquarius (earth, sattwa / air, sattwa)
Yogatara: 22:30 and 24:00 Capricorn (1 pada)
Mars exaltation: 28:00 Capricorn (2 pada)
Saturn’s mulatrikona: 0:00 – 20:00 Aquarius (1 and 2 pada)
Ashtamamsha: 1 pada
Visha nadi: 25:33:20 – 24:26:40 Capricorn (1 pada)
Amrita nadi: 00:53:20 – 1:46:40 Aquarius (3 pada)


Tattwa: earth
Gunas: sattwa – tamas – tamas
Nature: chara (movable)
Gaze: urdhwa-mukha (upward facing)
Gana: rakshasa (demon)
Varna: shudra (worker)
Gender: male
Motivation: dharma (righteousness)

Symbolism and omens

Animal: female lion
Symbol: drum, flute, ladder, stairs

Omens: ear, problem with hearing, hearing something important, drum, flute, ladder, stairs, lion, music, constipation, Meru yantra, Sri yantra, mountain

Body connection

Tridosha: pitta
Body part: the back, anus
Chakra: svadhishthana (sacral chakra)

Healing tree: shami

Resonance with weekdays

Monday: siddha yoga
Tuesday: mrityu yoga
Wednesday: nasha yoga + dagdha yoga
Thursday: shubha yoga
Friday: siddha yoga
Saturday: shubha yoga

Most supported activites

  • Making a step forward
  • Fulfillment of desires
  • Making a resolution
  • Affirmations
  • Travelling
  • Entertainment
  • Financial decisions