Punarvasu Nakshatra, the seventh in Vedic astrology, is made of the two brightest stars in the constellation of Gemini: Castor and Pollux. Punarvasu possesses a span of 20° Gemini to 3°20′ Cancer. Lord Rama, the epitome of every positive human trait as per Hindu folk lore, was born under this Nakshatra. The symbol used to represent Punarvasu Nakshatra is a bow and a quiver of arrows, the most common symbolic association used for Lord Rama as well.
The word Punarvasu forms by the combination of Puna + Vasu. ‘Puna’ means repetition or renewal, and ‘Vasu’ translates to ‘ray of light.’ Thus, Punarvasu means to be enlightened repetitively or repeatedly. This star symbolizes everything good or positive – truthfulness, kindness, charity, purity, nobility, good physical appearance, and renown. This star graces its natives with the same virtues that allow one to reach the peaks of greatness. Punarvasu Nakshatra represents freedom from all the worldly ties, restrictions and limitless progress.
The two stars that constitute Punarvasu Nakshatra signify that the experiences and life lessons for the natives of this star will often occur in pairs. The symbolic quiver of arrows depict an unfaltering and steady progress towards ambitions in life against all odds. Punarvasu also implies peace and harmony. Its natives possess a peaceful and calm approach towards matters that allow for strong beginnings to new ideas and creative methods for completion of objectives. The ruling deity for Punarvasu Nakshatra is Aditi, the mother of all godly beings. The natives thus, inherit a caring and nurturing tendency from Aditi, and are usually noble souls. The ruling planet, Jupiter showers with positivity and an inclination towards higher learnings in life. Punarvasu is a very hospitable star by nature and the natives are often unselfish and homely people. They prefer to remain quiet and are highly spiritual beings.
The native names for Punarvasu Nakshatra start with the following sounds: Kay, Ko, Ha, Hee