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Arvind Sivaraman
30 August 2007, 12:16 AM
Om Shirdi Sai Ram.
Namaste.
Bharani - "The bearer of New Life " - 13.20 to 26.40 Aries


Symbol - yoni, the female organ for reproduction
Deity - Yama, god of death, or Dharma
Stars - A binary star in the left foot of Andromenda, Almach gives honor and artistic ability. Menkar, placed in the jaw of the whale indicates disgrace, trouble with legacies, and dishonor.

Mythology - This part of the sky was called Apabharani, which means "the waters that carry things away". This refers to all the souls that will transit here when they die. Yama is like Pluto and leads the dead to the other world. Yama was the first man sent to earth and the first man to die
Indications - Considered the "star of restraint," this is a difficult nakshatra. It denotes struggles and obstacles that result in personal breakthroughs. It is symbolic of the birthing process where one has grown out of the present conditions and must go through the pain of a new birth to create a new life. It is about personal transformation. Since Yama was the first to come to earth, and the first to die, they may be the first to try or do things. Social reformers, activists and philosophers are prominent here. There is a tendency towards jealousy or being plagued by the jealousy of others. Because the womb is so confining, in the end there is a feeling of restriction or confinement for these individuals. They feel oppressed by others, large groups and restrictive laws imposed by the government. It can also refer to those who inflict oppression on others. Here is the mystery of life and death. They may be attracted to a position such as an OBGYN physician or a mortician. They can be fanatical and intolerant of others who have different opinions. They are excessive and indulgent sexually. Their inner struggles can become a spiritual transformation leading to enlightenment.