Characteristics and Features

It is called the ‘star of symphony’ and its symbol is a musical drum. The animal symbol is a female lion, and the ruling planet is Mars. The presiding deities are the eight Vasus, the solar gods of energy and light. Dhanishta natives are talented and love music and singing. They may have great wealth but problematic marriages. They are blessed with good insight and make good listeners. They will be liberal minded and feel compassion for others. They will be generous and spiritually inclined. They often become very famous. They find their luck far away from home.

Men Born Under Dhanishta Nakshatra

Appearance and Temperament

He has a lean and tall body mostly. He will excel in all that he does. He is very intelligent mind and has all-around knowledge. He does not like to cause any trouble to others in any way. He is religiously inclined and likes to achieve with his own efforts. He won’t easily express his disagreement with others. If he wants to settle scores with someone he will patiently wait for an opportunity to do the same. Sometimes he becomes materialistic and ambitious. He may become greedy and covet other people’s fortunes.

Education, Income and Profession

Many scientists and historians tend to be born in this Nakshatra. He is good at keeping secrets and may work in the secret service or as private secretary to senior executives. Whatever his academic credentials, his intelligence is beyond doubt. He is also good at arguments so law is a suitable profession too. His career will look up from his 24th year. If he is doing trade, or some profession which involves trusting others, he should be very careful or his trust will be betrayed.

Family and Personal Relationships

He is a good administrator within the family. He will face embarrassment and problems from kith and kin. He is fond of his brothers and sisters. He will have a lot of inherited property if the planets are favorable. He will not benefit much from his in-laws. But his wife will have many good traits. In fact, she will be like “Lakshmi” (Goddess of Wealth). In other words, the native will find great financial progress only after marriage.

Dhanishta Nakshatra


Health may not be so good. He neglects his health, going to a doctor only when the disease becomes serious. He will go to work even if his health is poor. He suffers from whooping cough, anemia etc. However, he will bounce back soon from ill health.

Women Born Under Dhanishta Nakshatra

Appearance and Temperament

She is pretty and lucky enough to look like a teenager even at the age of forty. She has thick lips but sometimes, her teeth may protrude. She nurtures great aspirations in life and likes to spend. Her liberal disposition makes her sympathetic towards the weak. She may have a strong will and this needs to be curbed if she desires a congenial atmosphere at home.

Education, Work and Income

Some are good in literature and some in science. She can find jobs as a teacher or lecturer or research fellow.

Family and Relationships

She will be very capable when it comes to running the household. There might be some problems or delays in marriage. Sometimes she may be aloof and arrogant.


Health will not be good. She may have anemia and uterine problems.

Famous Dhanishta Nakshatra Personalities

Abraham Lincoln, Sri Ramakrishna, J.P. Morgan, Maria Rilke, Marilyn Monroe, Mia Farrow, John McEnroe, Michael Jordan, Ronald Reagan