Krittika Nakshatra

The third Nakshatra in Vedic astrology, Krittika (or sometimes written as Krttika) can be seen as a cluster of seven stars known as the Pleiades. Krittika, belongs in the Aries as well as Taurus signs. Its span is 26°40′ Aries to 10° Taurus. Krittika means ‘the cutter’ and is represented by the symbol of a razor or a sharp object. For this reason, this star displays the nature of both creative as well as destructive capabilities.

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The presiding deity is Agni, the Hindu god of fire and the ruling planet is Sun, the epitome of fire! Krittika is thus, sometimes symbolized with fire as well. The influence of razor sharp & fiery features make Krittika a star with vivid and blazing instincts. Natives born under this star possess aggressive & fire-like vibrant characteristics. Krittika natives are spirits burning in the eagerness to gain new experiences and are always seeking new adventures. They love indulging in physical activities and are more inclined towards an energetic or active mode of life.

Another interesting quality of this star is the one that is mostly hidden and never on public display. Krittika natives are very nurturing and helpful at heart. However, they like to keep this side hidden and is not a part of their tough public persona. People born in Krittika Nakshatra often pursue teaching professions. They are sharp-witted and seek perfection in whatever they do. This star signifies courage and purification at the highest level.

Baby names for Krittika natives begin with sounds: Ah, Ee, Oo, Ay

Krittika Nakshatra Characteristics

Krittika Nakshatra Ruling Planet Sun
Nakshatra Number  3
Nakshatra Gender  Female
Nakshatra Symbol Razor, Axe, or Flame
Animal Symbol Female Sheep
Presiding Deity Agni, the God of Fire and Lord Muruga (Kartikeya)
Nature Rakshasa (Demon)
Dosha Kapha
Krittika Nakshatra Rashi (Zodiac) Vrushabha (Taurus)
Guna Rajas
Element  Earth
Disposition Mixed (both sharp and soft)
Krittika Nakshatra Baby Names  Names start with Ah, Ee, Oo, Ay (see Padas of Kriitika)

General Results of Being Born in Krittika Nakshatra Male Female Natives Point

Physical features for Male/Female Natives

  • His eyes sympathetic
  • Usually has a tall body
  • He is of middle stature
  • Respectful behavior
  • Neck thick and stout
  • strongly built body with big shoulders
  • well developed muscles

Krittika Male/Female Strengths/ Positives Point

  • Self-motivated
  • Strong appetite
  • Leader
  • Dignified
  • Straightforward
  • courageous attitude
  • Unshakable determination
  • Famous within their group
  • ability to acquire possessions

Krittika Male/Female Negative/ Weakness

  • Answers too strongly to challenges
  • Unstable mind
  • passive-aggressive
  • vacillating
  • sets goals or expectations too high
  • dissatisfied, impatient
  • motivated by the desire

Krittika Male/Female Career/ Professions Point

  • Jeweler
  • Lawyers
  • Firefighter, police, Military
  • Judges
  • hair stylist
  • Rehabilitation specialist
  • Field related to sharp objects such as knives or swords
  • Earthquake and volcano experts

The Name of the 27 Nakshatras are as follows:

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