Bharani Nakshatra - Embracing its Essence

The word nakshatra comes from two words Naksha which means Map and Tara which means Star, when combined they form the word Nakshatra meaning the Map of the star. Nakshatra, in English' Lunar Mansions', are small constellations of stars. The literal translation of Bharani is 'The Bearer .' According to Astrology, there are 27 Nakshatras, and Bharani is second in them. The astrological mate for this nakshatra is Venus (Shukra). Moreover, this nakshatra is linked to female characteristics, including flexibility, power, and creation; it also possesses qualities like adapting to situations, transformation, and willingness to commit to changes.

People born in the Bharani nakshatra are of the zodiac sign Aries. They are born when the moon is between 13:20 to 26:40 degrees. If you happen to be one of them, then this blog is what you have been looking for. Let us look at all aspects of the Bharani Nakshatra luck, career, love and marriage, characteristics of the natives, and much more.

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The story of Yama and Chaya

After Surya Dev's wife Sanjana left to live in the forest as she could not bear the heat of her husband, she left her Shadow image, Chaya. Chaya was to look after Surya Dev and his children, Manu, Yama, Ashwins, and Yami. Surya Dev's children looked up to Chaya as a motherly figure and loved and adored her the most. However, tables turned once she had her own children when Surya dev mistakenly took her for Sanjana. After that, her attention was diverted from Surya's children with Sanjana to her own, Savarni Manu, Shani, and Tapati. This created a sense of inconvenience for the children, who once loved and adored her, now saw her drifting from them. One day Lord Yama went to ask for some food from Chaya, but she was so busy with the burden of work from her children that she did not listen to him and almost forgot about Yama asking for food. This angered Lord Yama, and in a fury, he kicked Chaya in the gut. Chaya was shocked and angered by Yama's behaviour, and as a reply, she cursed him. As the leg was the body part that Yama used to abuse Chaya, she cursed Yama to be infected with a leg full of worms and sores. Yama ran to his father, Surya Dev, who then proceeded to give Yama a Cock which ate all the insects off Yama's leg. This incident was a learning experience for Yama, who then learned that Chaya was not his birth mother but her shadow image. Surya Dev also realised that it was not Sanjana, but Chhaya, who had taken his wife's place.

This incident is mentioned in The Markandeya Purana, The Vishnu Purana and also The Matsya Purana. As Bharani Nakshatra Lord is Yama, his learning from the above incident reflects in the lives of people born in this nakshatra; it makes the native love fairness and equality in all situations but on the other hand it also ensures that they will not have a good and fruitful relationship with their mothers.

Important Features Of The Bharani Nakshatra for Bharani Nakshatra Characteristics

  • Bharani Nakshatra Ruling Planet - Venus
  • Bharani Nakshatra Gender - Female
  • Bharani Nakshatra Symbol - Yoni/ Vulva/ Vagina
  • Bharani Nakshatra Lord - Lord Yama, The God Of Death
  • Bharani Nakshatra Gana - Manushya (Human)
  • Bharani Nakshatra Guna - Rajas
  • Bharani Nakshatra Zodiac Sign - Aries
  • Bharani Nakshatra Lucky Letter - L
  • Bharani Nakshatra Lucky Stone - Diamond
  • Bharani Nakshatra Lucky Colour - Blood Red
  • Bharani Nakshatra Lucky Number - 9
  • Bharani Nakshatra Animal and Bird - Elephant and Crow

Important Dates Of Bharani Nakshatra 2023

  • Sunday, January 01 , 2023
  • Saturday, January 28 , 2023
  • Saturday, February 25, 2023
  • Friday, March 24, 2023
  • Thursday, April 20, 2023
  • Thursday, May 18, 2023
  • Wednesday, June 14, 2023
  • Tuesday, July 11, 2023
  • Tuesday, August 08, 2023
  • Monday, September 04, 2023
  • Sunday, October 01, 2023
  • Sunday, October 29, 2023
  • Saturday, November 25, 2023
  • Friday, December 22, 2023

Bharani Nakshatra Pada

Each nakshatra in the Vedic astrology is divided into 4 padas based on the position of the moon. Every person born in the nakshatra is given a specific pada based on their time of birth which helps in determining the characteristics of this person. Let us have a brief look at the four Padas of Bharani Nakshatra

  • 1st Pada: Leo Navamsa, the native, tends to be creative in nature. Success seems to follow them in any field they are in. As this pada is governed by the Sun, therefore the natives are very self-centred and can also be selfish in nature. Being a Leo, the characteristics of this person also include being a natural Leader having Compassion and Courage. They are also known for being sacrificial in a deposition.
  • 2nd Pada: Virgo Navamsa, the native, tends to be very efficient in their workplace. Being successful is the driving force for the natives of this pada. As this pada is governed by Mercury, therefore the natives have a logical and unbiased approach to life. Also, they are genuinely inclined towards gaining more knowledge and coming around to be learned. By being a Leo, the natives are humble and diligent. In life, they also tend to be Rich and Happy.
  • 3rd Pada: Libra Navamsa, the native, tends to be fearless and highly energetic. As this pada is governed by Venus, therefore the natives have extreme desire and passion for sex. This, however, leads them to make the wrong decisions. Being a Libra, the characteristics of this person also include being well-balanced and workaholics. Moreover, they also inflict suffering.
  • 4th Pada: Scorpio Navamsa, the native tends to love their work. They are highly efficient, and success is guaranteed for them with fame following. As this pada is governed by Mars, the native tends to be critical and can come around as mean in nature. By being a Scorpio, the native also tends to be brave, loyal, and secretive. Moreover, there are high chances of the natives being struck by the loss of money because of their ill-management.

Strengths And Weaknesses Of Bharani Nakshatra Born


When looking at this Nakshatra-born native’s strengths, it seems as if the Gods have blessed them with everything a person desires. From good looks to being successful and having ample money, you name it, they have it. In nature, they come around to be very creative, innovative, and hard-working. They have a high spiritual inclination and thus lead a life devoted to the divine. When in a relationship, they are all a partner needs. From being supportive to extraordinarily caring and loving, the native tends to take care of the ones they love. Loyalty, honesty, and trustworthiness come as naturally to them. With high self-control, they keep their emotions in check and make the best decision in every situation. Their Selfless behaviour is what drives other people towards them.


In terms of Weaknesses, this Nakshatra-born native does not possess many of them. They are pretty well-known for their impatience, but they only show this in some situations. It might seem as if they are struggling for things that seem easy for others. This is what triggers them and can be a cause of frustration. Moreover, they are very stubborn; if they want something, they will leave no stone unturned in getting it. They are people pleasers, and this causes them to make a lot of commitments which in turn makes them suffer in striking a balance. Success matters to them the most in their life, and if it takes cheating someone to be successful, the native will not think twice before doing so. Additionally, they have a high sex drive, which may result in potentially harmful situations.

Bharani Nakshatra Characteristics: Males Natives

  1. Personality and Characteristics
    The males of this nakshatra come around to be soft-hearted and very cautious of other people’s feelings. They would never do something to hurt someone intentionally. However, they are still not liked by everyone. The natives have the desire to gain knowledge and come around to be a learned man; also, they are born leaders. However, facing lots of hardships and failure seems like a part of their life. Some of the credit for this can also be given to their outspoken personality. When talking, they tend to speak their heart out, which lands them on the list of dislikes of others. But, on the other hand, they have a very forgiving heart; this is also the reason for them getting hurt easily. Blindly trusting others is one of the reasons for this.
  2. Career
    In aspects of Bharani Nakshatra career Males are highly artistic and creative. With their hard-working and workaholic attitude they succeed in every aspect of their career life. They excel in any career they choose. Administrative jobs, Doctors, Surgeons, Business Owners are the professions highly recommended for them. Tobacco business is also the profession with the highest success rates for the natives. Moreover, there will be a huge shift in terms of good luck following the native in their career once they turn 33.
  3. Family, Marriage and Compatibility
    The family will be the native’s utmost priority. He will be lucky in matters of friends as he chooses them wisely. His friends will be the first to help him when in need. Also, he will receive a lot of help from his maternal uncles. However, he will not have a healthy relationship with his father because of specific planetary positions, and this might even be the cause of his demise.
    In Bharani Nakshatra marriage life, the native will eternally love his wife. But might also be humiliated by her in certain circumstances. His wife will be his biggest strength, and have commendable house administrative skills. Moreover, the wife needs to have some hold on the monetary expenses of the native, as they might lose it all because of some impulsive decisions. The marriage will also happen between the ages of 27-33.
  4. Health
    The native will not face any significant health issues in his life. He will live life to its fullest, enjoying all the pleasures it has to offer. However, as one gets old, a little hiccup will do no harm. Diabetes and high Blood Pressure are the two possibilities the native might have when old.

Bharani Nakshatra Characteristics: Female Native

  1. Physical Features
    The Bharani Nakshatra Female will possess a roundish face and a short to medium height. Moreover, she will have eyes that will speak for her and she won’t ever be short of words. In addition, she will have a petite body, dazzling smile, and charming aura.
  2. Personality and Characteristics
    The perfect reflection of a modern woman is what the female born in this nakshatra holds. Bharani Nakshatra female characteristics include a kind, optimistic, and considerate personality. Modesty and Boldness will be their most unique and attractive feature. Being in modern times makes them focus on the most essential aspect of life: independence. Thus they will be self-independent and will not tolerate someone claiming to be superior and interfering in their personal matters. Moreover, the native tends to respect everyone and, more so, their elders.
  3. Career
    As mentioned above, the native will be self-reliant. The most suitable jobs for the native can be in the industry of sports and marketing. Receptionist and Guides are also some other great options for them.
  4. Family, Marriage and Compatibility
    In her paternal home, the native will be the most loved family member. However, she might not be so lucky with her in-laws. Chances of engaging in conflicts and difference in opinions are what the native will experience. But, on the other hand, she will be lucky in finding a partner that will be the pillar of her strength. The Bharani Nakshatra Female marriage life will go smoothly, and the native will live a happy and balanced life.
  5. Health
    There are no signs of any major health issues for the native. However, in the later phase of life issues with uterus or menstrual health may affect the native’s life.

Celebrities Born In Bharani Nakshatra

Some of the Bharani Nakshatra famous personalities include:

  1. Adolf Hitler
  2. Pablo Picasso
  3. Coco Chanel
  4. Swami Shivanand
  5. Mehboob Ali Khan - The Nizam Of Hyderabad
  6. Asha Bhosle
  7. Ekta Kapoor

Frequently Asked Questions

People born in the Bharani Nakshatra are the Jack of all trades. No time is inauspicious for them. They excel in every field.
Bharani nakshatra is ruled by Lord Yama. He is the God of Death. Lord Yama is known for doing justice by calculating one’s good and bad karma. Thus, individuals born in this nakshatra come around to be fair in every situation.
Bharani Nakshatra is very lucky for the native as it is affected by the Moon under the influence of Venus.
The nakshatras ruled by Jupiter represent wealth in native’s life. Punarvasu, Vishakha, and Purva-Bhadra are some of the very wealthy nakshatras.
Out of all the 27 Nakshatras, Mool Nakshatra is considered to be the unluckiest.
Ashwini Nakshatra born are very auspicious for the parents. It brings dignity, wealth and also strength.
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