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Hasta is the 13th nakshatra, in the zodiac consisting of 27 birth stars. Deriving its power from the glitteringly powerful arena of 'Surya Deva'- the governing deity, Hasta nakshatra is ruled by the planetary power of moon.

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Hasta അത്തം (Attam) அஸ்தம் (Astham) హస్త (Hasta) हस्त

Basic information about Hasta

Centering on the zodiac of Virgo, Hasta nakshatra is demarcated by the powerful symbol of a fist. Reflecting the inherent power of its planetary and divine lord, Hasta nakshatra embodies the general characteristics of luster, luminosity, brilliance, strength, beauty and knowledge. Symbolically upheld with the power of a fist, it also includes strength, togetherness and power in its general attributes. Projecting the magical sway of hand, Hasta nakshatra stands for conquest, knowledge, wisdom and control.

Spirituality, close bonding and inclination towards music also feature in the general characteristics of natives born under Hasta nakshatra.

General characteristics of Hasta Nakshatra

Natives born under the luminous influence of Hasta nakshatra are marked by the personality traits of sincerity, loyalty and kindness. They are also appreciated for their charming vivacity, flamboyance and generosity. Tall, handsome and strongly built in their appearance, they exude strength, calmness and poise in their personality traits. Intrinsically kind and helpful, orientation towards craftsmanship and action are the other important attributes of their personality.

Their behavioral characteristics display the quintessence of firmness and constancy of purpose. With their generosity and action, they reflect supreme potency to exercise control and power. It is uncharacteristic of Hasta natives to dominate by way of coercion. On the other hand, they make use of wisdom, action and knowledge- the intrinsic constituents of their behavioral characteristics; to bring situations under control. Thus they are exceptionally fine tuned in their behavior and dealing.

Despite their politely calm composure, they exhibit independence and firmness in their dealings.

Besides their close familial bonding, their ability to win people and situations over counts amongst the major positive traits. Exceptional sharpness, self control, faithfulness and strength of intellect are their other positive qualities. It also includes their innate ability to inspire and motivate people.

In their willingness to control people and situations, they may turn out to be outrageously dominating and cruel. Besides these contributing to their grossly negative traits, natives born under the dominating influence of Hasta nakshatra may be prone to rude callousness and lack of sensitivity. At times, in order to punish evil doers, they resort to treacherously scheming ways. This also happens to be one of their negative traits.

Career options for Hasta nakshatra natives

Possessing leadership qualities, natives of Hasta nakshatra shine exceptionally in careers related to entrepreneurship and business. With their skill, craftsmanship and wisdom, they make their way up the ladders of competition to reach top notch ranks and designation. Career opportunities centering on counseling and consultancy are also suitable for them. Displaying enormous skill and craftsmanship, careers related to technical lines and art are also suitable for him.

With their tendency towards reconciliation even opportunities based on mediating and settlement of disputes are good enough for him.

Hasta nakshatra compatibility and incompatibility

Bearing in mind the instinctive norms of compatibility, Hasta nakshatra is most compatible to Svati nakshatra on account of its phallic connection. While Hasta represents female buffalo, Svati is represented by a male buffalo. Besides being compatible to Revati and Bharani nakshatras, it is also compatible to Uttara Phalguni and Uttarabhadrapada nakshatras. Krittika and Pushyami nakshatras are also compatible to it. This is because of buffaloe's phallic compatibility to elephant, cow and sheep.

Taking into account the theory of obstruction, Hasta nakshatra is not compatible to Shatabhisak nakshatra. Taking into account buffaloes' spontaneous hostility to horse, both male and female stars represented by horse are not compatible to it. Besides Shatabhishak, Ashwini is also incompatible to Hasta nakshatra.