What sign are you really?

Your Moon nakshatra holds the key to your love life, revealing your personality and who you’re destined to be compatible with. For this reason, it’s these smaller Vedic signs and not the traditional twelve signs of the western zodiac astrologers in India use for arranging marriages … and, boy, do they work! For a description of some of the twenty-seven Vedic signs, read on…


Ashwini is located in Aries. This masculine, analytical sign is symbolized by a male horse. Famous people with this Moon include Prince Charles, Jackie O. and Ingrid Bergman. Positive traits are that they are often pioneers, adventurers, and/or good equestrians, and can be charming, elegant, popular, spiritual and wise. Negative traits are that they are often extravagant, impulsive, aggressive, stubborn, indiscreet, inefficient and unable to see how their actions affect others. In relationships, they tend to get together quickly and are quick to have sex and marry.

Bharani is located in Aries. This feminine,fierce sign is symbolized by a male elephant. Famous people with this Moon include Carl Jung, Elton John and Pamela Anderson. Positive traits are that they transform difficulties into victories, and are innovative, social, moral and known for having artistic gifts and talents. Negative traits are they they can be judgmental, unfaithful, jealous, sexually indulgent, restless and can feel oppressed by rules. In relationships, they are romantic, dynamic and playful, but constantly desire new experiences.

Krittika is located in Aries and Taurus. This feminine, emotional sign is symbolized by a female sheep. Famous people with this Moon include Bill Clinton, Bob Dylan and Lee Iacocca. Positive traits are that they tend to be good cooks and/or activists, and are precise, witty, prosperous and determined for greatness. Negative traits are that they can easily drop friendships, endure lots of ups and downs, and are stubborn, critical, combative and overindulgent. In relationships, they are known for their passionate sexual appetites or interests.

Rohini is in Taurus. This masculine, emotional sign is symbolized by a male snake. Famous people with this Moon include Barack Obama, Mother Theresa and Amelia Earhart. Positive traits are that they often rise to high positions, elude obstacles, are good cooks, are pleasing, attractive, soft and elegant. Negative traits are that they are often indulgent, swept away by chemistry and beauty, often attract jealousy, are bull-headed but fickle and moody. In relationships, these sensual romantics will be dedicated and loyal.

Mrigashira is in Taurus and Gemini. This soft yet fiery sign is symbolized by a female snake. Famous people with this Moon include Barbara Walters, Shirley Temple and Goldie Hawn. Positive traits are that they are bright, enthusiastic, fashionable, friendly and versatile and are often animal lovers, gardeners or writers. Negative traits are that they can be fickle, restless, and can have multiple partners and be prone to marital problems. In relationships, they must be careful of impulsive romantic alliances and infidelities, and are known for having beautiful children.

This sign is entirely in Gemini. The Moon in Ardra indicates an irritable, ungrateful, troublesome person who is prone to insincerity and addicted to wicked deeds. Planets in Ardra do indicate loss or disappointment.Positive traits:quick, healers, often go through a transformation, after a crisis, that helps them overcome back habits and qualities. Sympathetic and wanting to help others and understand the pain of others. Good at recreating or reviving things that have been destroyed, mental genius, alternative thinking, intuition, interest in occult or technology, psychology, science… Negative traits:Can have violent tempers, desire power and wealth, can be cold and cruel. Lack of gratitude, can be deceptive in business. Associated with hunters, fierce activity. Can cause pain to others. In relationships they can give way too much, go for “bad boys,” be a “bad boy,”knock themselves out when they shouldn’t. Can have a hard time evaluating if a relationship is a good idea, will go through too much pain and heartache and not be able to weigh if it’sworth it or healthy. Unconventional, untraditional. Often have marital problems.

Punarvasu is located in Gemini and Cancer. This masculine, idealistic sign is symbolized by a female cat. Famous people with this Moon include William Blake, Bob Hope and Paul Simon. Positive traits are that they love to learn and communicate and are often wealthy, vibrant, wise, content and inspirational. Negative traits are that they tend to over-intellectualize, and can become too critical or optimistic. In relationships, they want one that mutually heals and nurtures — and find things get better after a crisis or separation.

Pushya is located in Cancer. This masculine, fiery sign is symbolized by a male sheep. Famous people with this Moon include Gloria Steinem, Clint Eastwood and Tom Hanks. Positive traits are that they are nourishing, opulent, popular, charitable, selfless, hard-working and dedicated. Negative traits are that they can be late-bloomers, have a tendency to over-give, and can be stubborn, arrogant, jealous and depressive. In relationships, they partner late in life, so they must be careful not to be a servant or victim in love.

Ashlesha is is located in Cancer. This feminine, emotional sign is symbolized by a male cat. Famous people with this Moon include Sean Penn, Mahatma Gandhi and Jane Fonda. Positive traits are that they are intense, mystical, hypnotic, intellectual, independent, psychological and often make good astrologers, writers, or healers. Negative traits are that they are often distrustful, slippery, seductive, destructive, manipulative, secretive, and they strike out unexpectedly. In relationships, they have a tendency to smother their mate or be unfaithful due to feeling unappreciated.

Magha is located in Leo. This feminine, unconventional sign is symbolized by a male rat. Famous people with this Moon include L. Ron Hubbard, Paramahamsa Yogananda and Margaret Thatcher. Positive traits are that they tend to be powerful, wealthy, generous, warm, loyal, psychic, and have strong, family-oriented values and powerful dreams. Negative traits are that they are ungrounded, distracted, self-doubting, hot-tempered and sensitive. In relationships, they get incredibly attached and are happiest with lots of connection, attention and approval.

Purva Phalguni is located in Leo. This feminine, practical sign is symbolized by a female rat. Famous people with this Moon include Lance Armstrong, Madonna and Frank Lloyd Wright. Positive traits are that they are lucky, lively, friendly, giving, entrepreneurial, cultured, healthy and artistic. Negative traits are that they can be impulsive, crave stimulation, need praise, and can be indulgent and vain. In relationships, they strive to create and maintain romance and wealth, but can have inappropriate sexual interests and be big flirts.

Uttara Phalgun is located in Leo and Virgo. This feminine, fixed sign is symbolized by a bull. Famous people with this Moon include Alexander Graham Bell, Mel Gibson and Jack Nicholson. Positive traits are that they can be eager to help, noble, likable, friendly and have high values. Negative traits are that they don’t like to be alone, and can be resentful, codependent, controlling, rigid, critical, and sexually indiscreet. In relationships, they want mutually beneficial partnerships and are happiest when married and close to their families.

Hasta is located in Virgo. This masculine, analytical sign is symbolized by a female buffalo. Famous people with this Moon here include Walt Disney, Orville Wright and Nikola Tesla. Positive traits are that they are skillful, multi-talented, wise, spiritual, intelligent, funny, and often make entertaining writers and speakers. Negative traits are that they tend to be flaky, domineering, fickle, impatient, indignant, sarcastic and can struggle financially. In relationships, they want to be the “super partner” and crave spiritual and sensual union.

Chitra is located in Virgo and Libra. This feminine, tender sign is symbolized by a female tiger. Famous people with this Moon include Ted Turner, George W. Bush and Marie Antoinette. Positive traits are that they are often charismatic, flashy, elegant, indefatigable, unconquerable, and make serious students with good business skills. Negative traits are that they speak without thinking, are self-righteously critical, and can become caught up in their own strong ego. In relationships, they have strong sexual desires that can draw them to irresponsible mates.

Swati is located in the sign of Libra. This feminine, sensitive sign is symbolized by the male buffalo. Famous people with this Moon include Bette Midler, Bruce Lee and Whoopi Goldberg. Positive traits are that they can be transformational, flexible, independent, compassionate, great communicators, generous, philosophical, spiritual and musical. Negative traits are that they can be restless, wishy-washy, adamant, hot tempered, shallow and can find themselves in debt. In relationships, they are unfaithful or fickle, so they must be sure partners are emotionally healthy and don’t take advantage of them.

Vishakha is located in Libra and Scorpio. This feminine, sharp sign is symbolized by a male tiger. Famous people with this Moon are Jimmy Carter, Nelson Mandela and Warren Beatty. Positive traits are that they are goal-oriented, grow in influence and success over time and are powerful, patient and persistent. Negative traits are that they tend to be aggressive, domineering, quarrelsome, ambitious, intense, competitive and possessive. In relationships, they are very focused on love and will benefit through marriage especially if they marry later — they can have excessive drama in early relationships.

Anuradha is located in Scorpio. This masculine, fiery, idealistic sign is symbolized by a female deer. Famous people with this Moon include Elizabeth Taylor, Michael Jordon and Saddam Hussein. Positive traits are that they are honorable, friendly, cooperative, reliable, devoted, organized and are interested in astrology. Negative traits are that they can be restless, devoted to the wrong people and they need a healthy outlet for violence. In relationships, they can be needy and have a hard time seeing how they impact their partner.

Jyeshtha is located in Scorpio. This feminine, analytical, independent sign is symbolized by a male deer. Famous people with this Moon include Albert Einstein, Tiger Woods and Oprah Winfrey. Positive traits are that they are often attached to their family, are high achievers and are brilliant, heroic, passionate, wise, loyal and protective. Negative traits are that they tend to lack success and abundance, have family tensions, and can be weak, controlling, combative, arrogant, hypocritical and secretive. In relationships, themes of betrayal, abandonment and jealousy can play out.

Mula is located in Sagittarius. This analytical, unconventional sign is symbolized by a male dog. Famous people with this Moon include the Dalai Lama, Jennifer Aniston and Arnold Schwartzenegger. Positive traits are that they are clever, scientific, philosophical, devoted, spiritual, psychic, wise, and make great researchers or healers. Negative traits are that they endure a lot of reversals, feel life is hard and focus on problems. Since they have many relationships, they must be careful of being too loyal to those who don’t deserve one.

Purva Ashada is located in Sagittarius. This feminine, fiery sign is symbolized by a male monkey. Famous people with this Moon include Cher, Reese Witherspoon and Johnny Carson. Positive traits are that they make great speakers and find success early, and are popular, persuasive, pleasant, patient and attractive. Negative traits are that they are argumentative, elitist, self-righteous, dogmatic and sexually-obsessive. In relationships, their romantic streak can get them carried away by attraction and chemistry before they know if the person is good for them.

Uttara Ashada is located in Sagittarius and Capricorn. This feminine, fixed sign is symbolized by a male mongoose. Famous people with this Moon include Brad Pitt, Abraham Lincoln and Deepak Chopra. Positive traits are that they are honest, sincere, respected, popular, devoted, grateful, kind, modest, insightful and persistent, and they make good advisers. Negative traits are that they take on the problems of others, are often stressed, self-centered, and can set goals too high. They tend to have multiple major relationships and can stay in dysfunctional relationships too long.

Shravana is located in Capricorn. This masculine, emotional sign is symbolized by a female monkey. Famous people with this Moon include Mohammed Ali, Henry Ford and John Lennon. Positive traits are that they make lifelong students and are known in their field, are talkative, friendly, wise and wealthy by mid-life. Negative traits are that they can be big gossips, they care too much about the opinions of others, are hyper sensitive and they tend to isolate themselves. In relationships, they want a lot of a partner’s time, understanding and conversation.

Dhanishta is located in Capricorn and Aquarius. This feminine, fiery sign is symbolized by a female lion. Famous people with this Moon include Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana and Ashton Kutcher. Positive traits are that they want the highest position possible, are musical, dignified, financially-savvy, occult, inclusive, practical, hardworking and giving. Negative traits are that they are cold, greedy, overly ambitious, stingy, self-absorbed, aloof, arrogant, worried, materialistic and elitist. When it comes to relationships, it’s better to marry late — as they often partner with someone very different from themselves.

Shatabisha is located in Aquarius. This changeable, independent sign is symbolized by a female horse. Famous people with this Moon include Elvis Presley, Benjamin Franklin and Paul Newman. Positive traits are that they are scientific, technical, mystical, humanitarian, honest, hard-working, independent, reserved and enterprising. Negative traits are that they are obsessive, addictive, isolated, depressive and sarcastic. In relationships, they need mental stimulation and loyalty with an unconventional partner who is also their best friend.

Purva Bhadrapada is located in Aquarius and Pisces. This masculine, analytical sign is symbolized by a male lion. Famous people with this Moon include Michael Jackson, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Hilary Clinton. Positive traits are that they are devoted, logical, clever, economical, long-lived, cheerful, passionate and strong. Negative traits are that they are serious, fearful, high-strung, angry, cynical, harsh, greedy, remorseful. They will work hard in relationships and can hold one together for both people.

Uttara Bhadrapada is located in Pisces. This masculine, changeable sign is symbolized by a female cow. Famous people with this Moon include Bill Gates, Catherine Zeta Jones and Cary Grant. Positive traits are that they are benevolent, self-sacrificing, meditative, selfless, talkative, passive, successful, economical and inspirational. Negative traits are that they think too much, have long-term disputes, and are shy, lazy, late-blooming, addictive and secretive. In relationships, they will strive to nurture, comfort and fulfill their partner’s needs.

Revati is located in Pisces. This feminine, tender sign is symbolized by a female elephant. Famous people with this Moon include Angelina Jolie, Stevie Wonder and Whitney Houston. Positive traits are that they are prosperous, helpful, lucky while traveling, charitable, empathetic, intuitive, musical, luxurious, nurturing and artistic. Negative traitsare that they are over-indulgent, codependent, easily hurt, physically weak and their indulgence often leads to addictions. In relationships, they’re always thinking of their partner and ways to help them and connect.


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