The Ecliptic is tenanted by 27 constellations, each one of them spread over an arc of 13 degrees 20 minutes.

The Limbs of the Sidereal Zodiac of Hindu Astrology                                                        

No Constellation  Indian Name  Deg/Min Deg/Min
1 Beta Arietis   Aswini 00 00   13 20
2 41 Arietis   Bharani 13 20   26 40
3 Eta Tauri Karthika 26 40 40 00
4 Alpha Tauri Rohini 40 00 53 20
5 Lambda Orionis Mrigasira 53 20 66 40
6 Alpha Orionis Aridra 66 40 80 00
 7 Beta Geminorum Punarvasu 80 00 93 20
8 Delta Cancri Pushya 93 20 106 40
9 Alpha Cancri Aslesha 106 40 120 00
10 Alpha Leonis Magha 120 00 133 20
11 Delta Leonis Pubba 133 20 146 40
12 Beta Leonis  Uttara 146 40 160 00
13 Delta Corvi Hasta 160 00 173 20
14 Alpha Virginis Chitra 173 20 186 40
15 Alpha Bootis Chothi 186 40 200 00
16 Beta Librae Vishakam 200 00 213 20
17 Delta Scorpi Anuradha 213 20 226 40
18 Alpha Scorpi Jyeshta 226 40 240 00
19 Lambda Scorpi Moola 240 00 253 20
20 Delta Sagittari Poorvashad 253 20 266 40
21 Sigma Sagittari Uthrashad 266 40 280 00
22 Alpha Aquilae Sravana 280 00 293 20
23 Alpha Delphini Dhanishta 293 20 306 40
24 Lambda Aquari Satabhisha 306 40 320 00
25 Alpha Pegasi  Poorvabhadra 320 00 333 20
26 Alpha Andromeda Uttrarabhadra 333 20 346 40
27  Zeta Piscium  Revathi 346 40 360 00

The Effects of being born in the 27 Constellations in Hindu Astrology

Birth Constellation is the constellation where the Moon is posited in your sidereal horoscope.

The Birth Constellation is all important as it rules your destiny. The K P System of Sidereal Astrology lays prime emphasis on the Birth Constellation.  Here we give the effects of being born under different constellations. ( Those who do not know their Birth Star can email to

Beta Arietis  :   Ashwini -    Aswathy 


vedic astrology lesson 27,,aswini

Ashwini borns are self made  men  even though  they  get help generally  from others. They may  be  opposed  by  their  relatives. Devotion to  the  Almighty,  good awareness ,  wisdom , high  IQ,   high  MQ  are   expected. Their life will be plagued  by problems and sometimes they who  have been an adept in budget planning find it  difficult to   economise. They always think about the pros and cons  before taking a decision  Even their  wife will not be able to  change them if once they decide. Great sense of  responsibility they exude. They  find it particular to keep everything neat and clean. Prosperous  life with wife barring minor rifts. They are  strong  with  pleasing  manners. They derive happiness from children. Their  administrative ability surfaces but their  tolerance  level is low.  They have deep  sympathy for  people. They  are tormented by unnecessary worries from boyhood.

Beware of these diseases - Injury in the head - concussion in the brain- thrombosis- nose-bleed-  fainting-  epilepsy -  dizziness- neuralgia -insomnia- meningitis- intestinal and stomach troubles.
Nature - Avaricious- extravagant- dispute with brothers - fond of ornaments - two wives - service in factory or government departments.
Gemstone - Wearing Cat's Eye can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
41 Arietis : Bharani



Bharani borns are high  principled even from boyhood. Knowledge comes to them automatically. They are good at analysis and their  understanding is deep. They know a lot of subjects &  their intellect  can pierce all.  They are  pacifists  and do not want to create problems for  others. But still they will be wounded in love and many disappointing  experiences manifest. They believe that duty is divine and will do well in the professional sphere.  Hindrances and obstacles  always come in their way and they find it difficult to act  against their conscience. They may not be  popular as they do not go out of  the way to please people. They find it difficult  to adjust  to  the tastes and requirements of others.  They do not  get  dispirited and  dejected in the face of adversity. This  becomes a  major  factor  for their success. Resilience after all is the major attribute. This  attitude  causes  worries  as  well.  They  become  short tempered as a result of poor tolerance. At the same time they are forgiving.
Beware of  these diseases - Brain troubles- headache - meningitis insomnia high fevers
Nature - Aspiring - amourous - fond of sports - amusements - show display - judge - lawyer.
Gemstone - Wearing Diamond  can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
Eta Tauri  : Krittika - Karthika . 

Known to the West as Pleiades or the Seven Sisters, this constellation consists of Alcyone, Maia, Meropa, Electra, Caleano, Sterope, Taygeta. In Indian Astronomy, they are the seven wives of the Seven Rishies of Ursa Major. 


vedic astrology lesson 27,,karthika



They will excel abroad and they undergo  different types of experience. They are capable of all  sorts  of  tricky  action. They have a high sense of responsibility. They will be  reputed  for their skill in competitions and debates. They will not go against  morality and Ethics but at  the same  time will enjoy and  love  pleasure.  They will worry one problem after another.  They  will enjoy  prosperous life with their better half. They  will  lack peace of mind. They are lucky to have a broadminded wife. They  will come up steady in life and it is upto them to work hard and make life happier. They will have to face due  share or  problems  on account of children. Life will  be  better  during  the  second  half.  They  are  forewarned against  dental  problems. They can be  proud of  their achievements and can ignore their shortcomings.

Beware of these diseases - Fevers - meningitis- brain troubles - throat troubles -nose-bleed - quinsey - gout-  pimples
Nature -  Good  health - energetic - argumentative - popular  & prosperous attraction to others' wives 
Gemstone - Wearing Ruby  can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
Alpha Tauri : Rohini - Rohini 
. Consists of Aldebaran, Alnath, Hyadum1, Hyadum2 and Ain.

vedic astrology lesson 27,, rohini vedic astrology lesson 27,, rohini


They  trust people too much and this tendency is  not good in a fraudulent world. They are  capable of  overcoming any problem but they are never systematic. They  have to be  careful  about trusting men in  business deals.  They cool off fast  enough even though they are systematic. They are pleased easily. They do not any  financial planning. They may have to  face scandals. They  will earn the love and affection of their relatives. Better period turns out to be the middle and second half. They do not get the same pleasure from children. They will spend for decorative items for their better half. They are weak-minded in certain areas and the  levels of  tolerance and patience are low. They  are capable  of finding  faults with others but they are  harmless. Urinary problems / problems  connected  with lungs possible. They  have to incorporate patience & perseverance.
Beware of these diseases - Sore Throat - cough & cold eye-troubles ailments of legs and feet - apoplexy - menstrual trouble.
Nature- Good nature - pleasant manners - fond of music art & literature- enjoys the company of opposite sex - sweet tongued - flamboyant - many sons.
Gemstone - Wearing Moonstone can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
Lamda Orionis : Makiryam - Mrigasira 
or Meissa 

vedic astrology lesson 27,,mrigasira,makeeryam

Humility is the best  credential for success in life and they carry out this  principle  to the very end. The second half of  their  life span will be  very  comfortable . They will have professional reputation and enhancement.  Pivotal  role will be played by mother in their  life and progress.  They do  not  blindly believe anybody even though they respect and  listen  to other's  opinions. A principled life  appeals to you. They will have somebody to direct and control in the early period so  that  the path chosen  becomes the correct one. They have to  understand  that  the  real cause of progress is their life partner. Mental  strength  is  wanting and  becomes upset by triflings. They  believe  that   cleanliness  is  next to godliness. Stomach  problems must  be kept  under control. Their  ego becomes a problem creator. They should curb the tendency to gossip.
Beware of these diseases - Throat troubles- adenoids - fevers - nose-bleed - goitre - polypus - arms fracture - disorders of secret parts gout.
Nature - Unhappy conjugal life - quick witted - fluent - magnetic -industrious and wealthy danger of accidents.
Gemstone - Wearing  Coral  can  fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
Alpha Orionis :  Thiruvathira - Aridra

vedic astrology lesson 27,,aridra, thiruvathira


A research  mind and the ability  to  concentrate on more than one thing at a  time  are  some of  the  qualities bequethed by this  nodal  constellation . They  shine  in   public   activities. They are cooperative and  impartial.  Their  sincerity  and  honesty will  pay  good  dividends  in  the long  run.  For their  travel and staying  in  faraway places  are  favourable.  They  always perform far  below  their  potential . The  enemy  and  the  hindrance  for  that  is  that  they  are  unable to  please  others at any cost or bow in front of others. They  feel that  the  satisfaction  derived from their better half is below expected standards. Rifts with wife in  family life even  though life becomes  peaceful and  pleasant. Pleasure  from children also  becomes  scarce.  Medical  attention is needed for  blood  and reproductive  system. They progress  well in  wisdom  and  the gain of knowledge.  They  have innate  ability to speculate and achieve success in speculation.
Beware of these diseases - Throat troubles- mumps- gout- ear troubles- red eyes - urinary troubles.
Nature -  Active - fond of  company of other's  wives - danger of accidents.
Gemstone - Wearing Hessonite can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
Beta Geminorum : - Punarvasu - Punartham


vedic astrology lesson 27,,punarvasu,punartham vedic astrology lesson 27,,punarvasu,punartham



                                  Pollux                                                                             Castor


They always rebel against anything  unfair and  untrue as they are a born gentlemen. They believe in  fair play.  Skill and luck combine to make them perfect artists. They  tend to follow  the philosophic path and give  priority to respect and  acceptance. Despite fiscal progress  discord is rampant  in  the  family  atmosphere. They are easily  pleased  and  irritated. They  have to be careful about their  words and speech. Health  is  good but there is an element of fear lurking around. They  may be plagued by problems from children. They enjoy  all  the modern  facilities  of life. As they are born in a Jupiterian  constellation  there  is  Divine  Grace and innate philosophical  qualities.  Jupiter  gives  wisdom  and comfort and above all mental  peace and a sense  of  fulfillment. Lord Rama was born  in  their  star  and all the qualities he had - viz  the  will to sacrifice patience  purity and perseverance - they will have.
Beware of these diseases - Pleurisy - bronchitis - dropsy - stomach troubles - dyspepsia - lung troubles - headache - pains in the body eye troubles.
Nature - Sharp intellect- good memory - honest - sincere - reliable fond of business afraid of girls.
Gemstone - Wearing Yellow Sapphire can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
Delta Cancri : Pushya    Pooyam 


They are skilled and efficient.  Sometimes they work without any sense of purpose and   some projects do not meet with  success. They  always  are  away  from their place of domicile. They  derive  pleasure from travelling.  They  may not get much  parental  property. They become self made  men and  achieve necessary prosperity. Normally they do not get domestic  happiness. They are forewarned  about choosing friends. They will be  misunderstood and  they  will  misunderstand  their wife as well. They are  entertaining conversationalists  and they can become the life of the party.  They weak limb is the lungs. They  have to exercise  ceaseless  vigilance not to jump into  new  ventures  on  their whims and fancies.  They  have a penchant  for getting  into troubled  situations.  They  have  high  standards  in  cleanliness and  dress. As  they  are  born  in  a  saturnine  constellation they become  melancholic as  they reach reality levels.

Beware of these diseases - Consumption- gastric ulcer- respiratory troubles- gallstones- obstruction in the bowels- jaundice- eczema pyorhea.
Nature - Prudent- economical- sober- careful- attentive- troubles through children.
Gemstone - Wearing Blue Sapphire can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them  more fortunate.
Alpha Cancri : Ayilyam - Aslesha 


vedic astrology lesson 27,,aslesha, ayilyam


They are always  looked at  by  suspicion  even though  they do not cheat others. They  may get  poor  camaraderie  from  wife  as well as  pleasure  from  her.  All  that  they  create  by  hard work is not  enjoyed  by  them. May be  their  children  become  the  beneficiaries .  The  events  that  envisaged  unpleasant   circumstance can be  forgotten  as they   are  adepts  in  diverting  the mind to  pleasurable  areas . They  believe  that  economy  is  prudence and  people  may  call  them  a miser.  At the  same  time  they  show lavishness in many other areas.

They  tend to lose balance of mind when  angry  and  tend to  forget the environment  as  well.  On  certain  occasions  they   are  cool and  composed.  Problems  are  created  by  lack of diplomacy. They  have indomitable  will-power and  strength of mind.  Their enemies get annihilated but they can create much damage.
Beware of these diseases -  Stomach diseases - diseases of  legs & knees -hysteria- dropsy -jaundice - neurosis.
Nature - Harsh speech - witty - versatile - can imitate others - finding fault with others - jealous - clever.
Gemstone - Wearing Emerald can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them more fortunate.
Alpha Leonis : Makam 

vedic astrology lesson 27,,magha, makam


They  are quite knowledgeable and cool and altruistic and  good. They  are ready to sacrifice for others and  this earns them  many friends as well as enemies.Their  foresight is excellent and  conscientious they  are. High-principled and noble hearted. They  are selfsufficient and  their way of doing things their own  way  arouses envy. They  are much bothered about  their race  and  people. They  are fated to face problems regarding children.  Their  strange  personality leaves its mark on all. They  are born in a nodal  constellation and this makes them  wise  and  Moksha  oriented. They   may  get  sudden flashes of intuition  about the  actuality  of things. They   will  be  plagued by relatives and friends who rob them  much of  their time.
Beware of these diseases - Heart troubles - backache-  gravel in kidneys fainting -  spinal meningitis.
Nature - Defensive - forceful - proud - unhappy conjugal life.
Gemstone - Wearing Cat's Eye can fortify the birth constellational lord and this will make them   more fortunate.