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Krittika Nakshatra

Picture of Agni

Krittika Nakshatra – Lorded by Agni

Krittika Lord Agni
Krithika Lorded by Agni
  • Vedic Astrology or Hindu astrology as it is commonly referred, primarily is based on the lunar constellations rather than the planets and their arrangements in the solar system
  • The moon travels such that it moves from one house of the zodiac in near about 2.3 days, completing the full cycle in roughly 28 days
  • As the moon reflects a soft glow from the light of the sun, the lunar constellations impact the softer and gentler aspects of an individual’s personality like their nature, intelligence, intuition and emotional status

Krittika Nakshatra

Lord Subramnaya Krittika Nakshatra
Lord Subramanya
  • The third Nakshatra in the Vedic astrology, the Krittika Nakshatra is named on the six Krittikas, who are believed to have protected Kartik, the son of Lord Shiva. Having been nurtured by Krittikas or Kartikas, the little child got his name of Kartik
  • The Krittika Nakshatra corresponds to the cluster of stars called the Pleiades in the popular terminology of western astrology
  • The stars belonging to this lunar constellation come under the zodiac of Taurus, and this entire Nakshatra ranges from 26040’ in the Aries sun sign to 10000’ in Taurus
  • The reigning deity of the Nakshatra is none other than Agni, the Fire God, embodying all the characteristics of fire
  • The name translates to “the cutters”, and the sign of the Nakshatra is a sharp object like the razor

Positive Characteristics

Krithika Nakshatra
  • Numerous positive characteristics make the person born in the Krittika Nakshatra stand out in the crowd like their self-confidence.
  • The individuals born under the Krittika Nakshatra are self-motivated and determined to achieve their goals. This makes them visionaries and great planners
  • Their commitment means the world to these individuals, and they go to great lengths to keep up their commitments. This makes them well admired and liked in their circles
  • The individuals born in the Krittika Nakshatra are nurturers, and they ensure not just their personal growth but also of those around them, thereby becoming leaders with great support
  • The individuals of this particular Nakshatra are known for their intelligence and amiable nature
  • They are highly optimistic individuals thanks to their confidence in their abilities and have a great energy about them due to the same
  • The critical thinking aspect of the Krittika Nakshatra allows these individuals to be watchful, alert and attentive towards imperfection of any sort
  • Their easy-going and friendly nature ensures comfort for those around them

Negative Characteristics

  • While they focus on achieving their life goals, these individuals tend to completely ignore their health and quickly head towards a burn out quite early in their life
  • Since they have so many ideas moving around in their intelligent brains, the people born in the Krittika Nakshatra tend to get distracted and irritable as they can’t even leave their work midway
Picture of Krithika
Image of Karthika Nakshatra
  • The determination that works towards achieving the goals they set for themselves, also makes these individuals extremely stubborn and they have difficulty letting go
  • Any opposition to their thoughts and ideas is not taken positively by these persons. Instead, they see it as an attack on their freedom, and their ego makes the situation worse
  • The sharp nature of the cutters of the lunar constellation, makes them come across as rude and impertinent leading to their unpopularity
  • Despite all their intelligence and dedication, the individuals born under this Nakshatra have very short attention spans and thereby get easily irritated if they are unable to complete a task within a timeframe

Personality Traits

Pleiades - Krittika Nakshatra
Pleiades Cluster – Krittika Nakshatra
  • The first identifying trait of an individual born in the Krittika Nakshatra is their sharp intelligence and quick thinking
  • These individuals are some of the most persistent people, who do not give up easily and as much as possible, do not give up! Ever!
  • They are kind, amiable and will always take care of those around them making them extremely popular and well loved
  • The advice that you get from people born under the influence of the Krittika Nakshatra is some of the best you will get in life. They are not bothered, even if other people get ahead of them in life based on their advice
  • Pride in self and own abilities, bordering on being egotists is another sure shot personality trait of somebody belonging to the Krittika Nakshatra
Typical Career Paths
career krithika
  • As the Krittika Nakshatra represents nurturing and caring, especially for young children, an excellent option for people born in this Nakshatra is to become teachers or spiritual gurus
  • Due to their sharp intellect, these individuals will be good in professions that either need quick reflexes like in the fire rescue departments or as lifeguards; or those professions needing quick thinking on solutions like consultants
  • As these persons are highly intelligent and creative, they perform well in the fields requiring these characteristics like lyricists, musicians, dancers
  • The individuals born in the Krittika Nakshatra are some of the most good looking people, and hence they are fit for professions having to do with visual arts like modelling, acting and fashion designing
  • Also, their creativity and adeptness with sharp objects can help them in unconventional career paths like blacksmiths, weapon makers and excavators