Characteristics of Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya is derived from Pushti which means nourishment. Pushya is ruled by Brihaspati, the God of Divine wisdom. This is the eighth nakshatra in the zodiac, spanning in Karaka. The word Pushya means to strengthen, to fortify. The word etymologically means “to nourish” and that again means to preserve, to protect, replenish, multiply and strengthen.

Pushya Nakshatra

Pushya Nakshatra
Pushya Nakshatra

Location: 3.20 Cancer to 16.40 Cancer
Ruler: Saturn (brings commitment and practicality)
Deity: Brihaspati (bestows qualities of benevolence)
Symbol: Udder of a cow, Flower, Circle
Animal: Goat
Lucky color: Blackish Red
Ruling Deity of Saturn: Hanuman
Gender: Male
Gana: Deva
Guna: Tamasic


Pushya Nakshatra characteristics: Knowledgeable in a variety of subjects, wealthy and fond of performing charitable deeds.

They are merciful, compassionate, and quite generous in nature. Lord of this constellation is Jupiter, due to which their personality is serious, dedicated, honest, and righteous like a God. They will have a muscular body with a full frame. Face will be round and bright. They don’t have even a miniscule amount of ego. It is their main motive to gain peace, happiness, and bliss in life. They are dedicated, trustworthy, social, and help people in their bad times. Tasty food can tempt them easily and they love to cherish their material life. Praises make them quite happy, whereas they can’t tolerate criticism. So, the only way to make them do something is by sweet words.

They like to collect all types of amenities. they have determination and also strong believer of God. Due to these characteristics, if they are quite popular, there is no wonder about it. Their nature is religious and generous. They like to go for pilgrimages. Yoga, Tantra-Mantra, astrology, etc. will also have their keen interest. They will especially respect their mother and women like her. Their working style is quite creative and they have talents by birth. If a work is given to they, it can be clearly said that the work will definitely be done because they do everything with extreme honesty and skill. Due to work, they may have to go far from their spouse and children at times. But, this won’t cause any detachment from the family.

They will always put efforts in earning luxuries of life. They have a peaceful and decent behavior along with a feeling of devotion. They may easily be prey to the misbehavior of others. It is very difficult for them to express what is there in their mind. They are devotees of God and try to help others. Even in married life, they may not always share everything with their spouse, which at times causes misunderstandings. This results in immense internal pain.

Pushya nakshatra Male, Female characteristics: The males are emotionally weak, find it hard to make decisions, portray a good behavior but only for selfish interest. They have strong will-power and overcome difficult obstacles to reach their goals.

The females have a charming and endearing character, peaceful nature, they fail to experience peace. They are highly religious and may earn a lot from business in land, buildings, and estate.