Revati Nakshatra – 16 40′ to 30° 00′ Pisces

The final nakshatra, Revati, consists of thirty-two faint stars in the southern tail of Pisces, the fish. Being the last lunar mansion, Revati relates to endings, completion and the finality of time. Its symbol is a drum or mridanga which is used to mark time. Revati means “the wealthy” and is usually associated with abundance or prosperity on all levels. It is an auspicious star for spiritual growth and produces great intuitive gifts. The primary motivation of this asterism is moksha or spiritual liberation. It is also associated with deep faith and devotion to God. Revati is ■the great womb of the Divine Mother, revealing the end as well as new’ beginnings.

The presiding deity is Pushan, “the nurturer,” who is regarded as the protector of flocks and herds and invoked in the Vedas for safe travel. He also helps to recover lost items and animals. This is a good nakshatra for the Moon to be residing in wrhen one is beginning a search or starting a long journey. Pushan is considered the lord of the fields and herds, fie is associated with fertility, rapid growth, abundance and providing shelter. This nakshatra has the power of nourishment, symbolized by milk {kshimdyapanishakti).1 Pushan is the keeper of the sacred cows of the gods and provides nourishment and “protection to all animals. Thus a love of animals can be experienced in Revati. The animal symbol is a female elephant, another sacred animal of India.

Creative intelligence is abundant in this lunar mansion. The ruling planet is Mercury, with the sign of Pisces being ruled by Jupiter. Venus is exalted in this nakshatra. Gifts in music, dance, drama and literature may blossom in Revati. It is interesting to note that Albert Einstein’s natal Venus was placed here, and during his Venus Dasa he wrote the “Theory of Relativity.”

Einstein stated that he always thought of himself as an artist rather than a scientist Great wealth and material prosperity are discovered here. Revati helps all sincere people in their efforts through providing proper nourishment Its natives usually have no desire to covet the success and property of others. They are very empathic people and have a strong desire to alleviate the suffering of humanity. Revati has a mridru or soft nature.

The shadow side of Revati is very minimal due to its deva-like temperament. If afflicted, the person may suffer from early disappointment in life and pediatric illnesses. There may be feelings of inferiority and low self-esteem. Revati people are very sensitive by nature and absorb the feelings of others. They can have a hot temper and become very stubborn if provoked. There is a tendency to overgive and then feel depleted in the exchange. They are often co-dependent people who regard the welfare of others as more important than their own. They need seclusion and someone to protect them from the harsh realities of the earth plane. They usually are benefitted by living near water, which soothes their sensitive, empathic nature. Revati individuals are usually meant for worlds much greater than this. These natives have tomorrow’s skills for today’s world They are visionaries who are usually beyond the slow development of society. Revati protects the soul in its spiritual journey to the next world.

 

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