The Hasta Nakshatra, is embodied in the Corvus/Crow constellation by Algorab. A complex of 5 stars, Algorab represents the 5 fingers of the human hand. The hand is situated in the right wing of the crow and Hasta is settled firmly in Virgo. The constellation is ruled by Savitar the Sun god.
The ‘golden-handed’ deity, Savitar transmutes all things to light, answers prayers and gives life. Signified by the hand, which is open when in balance, the concepts of togetherness, fertility and energy healing are governed by this Nakshatra.
When out of balance, the hand becomes a fist and the Hasta’s mind closes tight. They will resist new ideas and cling to people and material objects. Typically spiritual people, during these periods of resistance they may immerse themselves in their faith.
Intellectually potent, the Hasta birth star native has a sharp wit and carries a great deal of knowledge. They require stable environments in which they can control the situation. They are known to be kind and generous and prone to helping out in the community.
These people are blessed with an inner strength that will carry them through all of life’s challenges. Naturally charming and polite, they have an engaging presence which draws people to them.
Ruggedly handsome men and similarly pleasing women, the Hasta natives are general tall. Well-developed bones and a stocky stature are common. Their hands are said to be short and many have an identifying feature on the back of the right hand or shoulder.
Attitude & Life Path
These people are loyal to a fault. As such, they are well respected in their communities despite their often fluctuating circumstances. Unforeseen events often plague these folks and create much discomfort in the financial, romantic and professional realms. The ever changing environment can be challenging emotionally for these natives.
Continued happiness and satisfaction often elude those born to this Nakshatra. Highly moral, they insist on complete honesty at all times and they cannot tolerate criticism or betrayal. When threatened, the charming companion quickly becomes aggressive. In certain situations they become vindictive and will spare no expense in righting their perceived wrong.
Known to be compassionate and strong-minded they have a strong work ethic and make loyal employees. However, they may have difficulty maintaining long-term employment as they are challenged by any sort of ongoing restrictions or supervision.
They tend to exhibit self-destructive behaviors when they have worked with the same organization for any length of time. This is a sort of survival skill they enlist to free themselves from their perceived enslavement.
Their independent nature is more suitable to entrepreneurial activities and self-employment. They can achieve great success when they identify a profession that engages their intellect and provides the flexibility they require.
The star Algorab brings these natives much business success. They must be mindful of their tendency toward aggression, lest it cause financial ruin and the loss of their good standing in the community.
They excel in many professions and are known for their skill in energy healing, palmistry, western medicine and massage. Their sharp minds and engaging sense of humor may lead the Hasta to the entertainment field; particularly comedy. Many Hasta follow a spiritual path and an innate tendency to live a life of service is felt by most. The Hasta also makes a fine counsellor.
Tied to the hand symbol, many natives of Hosta are skilled craftspeople, artists or musicians. If out of balance for any length of time, the hand may indicate illegal activity such as stealing.
While their youth may be full of hardship and adversity, the native of Hasta generally has a pleasing family life. They tend to have successful marital relationships and lead a contented life together.
These individuals are confronted with few health issues. They may be prone to persistent coughs, colds and asthma. At times of great challenge, they require adequate support to maintain their mental health.