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Rohini Nakshatra

March 18, 2021

20 March 2021

Heaven opens inward, chasms yawn,
Vast images in glimmering dawn,
Half shown, are broken and withdrawn…
Moreover, something is or seems
That touches me with mystic gleams,
Like glimpses of forgotten dreams.
Of something felt, like something here;
Of something done, I know not where;
Such as no language may declare…
So heavenly-toned, that in that hour
From out my sullen heart a power
Broke, like the rainbow from the shower,
To feel, although no tongue can prove,
That every cloud, that spreads above
And veileth love, itself is love…

 Tennyson  – The Two Voices

The Nakshatra (Lunar house) at this ascending half Moon of Equinox is Rohini. She is referred to by Tantrics as the Red Woman Star. She rules fertility and the growing artistry of creative life. This deity of this star is the creator who is known as a Prajapati Brahma. This is in fact the most creative and procreative star of the zodiac.

Rohini Nakshatra brings fertility and creativity into all the areas of our organism. Physical as well as psychic fertility is transferred to us when working with Rohini. The Red Star Woman brings power and healing to both the mind and the womb. Rohini reflects the light of the rising Moon and shines it to us on earth with a creative blessing as we move into the longer days after the Equinoxital balance is traversed. Honour given to Rohini is like putting the spiritual focus and power towards the fruit and harvest of our lives.

Rohana Shakti is the root meaning in Rohini, and Rohana signifies ‘the power of growth and fertility‘. She is the astral star force that houses the creative energy of Brahma and projects the astral force to the earth in manifesting fruit.

Beauty in the Eyes

Rohini transmits a hypnotic beauty to us. When the Rohini force is received, we become alluring and magnetic. It is said that Rohini gives captivating beauty to the eyes. The animal of Rohini is the snake which is known for its mystical penetrating gaze. 

is the magical power
to entice through the magnetism
of the eyes.

Rohini brings the most captivating beauty to the eyes. We see that the star of Rohin is Aldebaran, which is in fact the eye of the Bull – the brightest star in the Taurus star constellation. Kajal is traditionally a herbal remedy that is applied to the eyes to ward off the evil eye. As we shall see in the next section, Rohini raises the energies of envy and jealousy. Kajal is put on the eyes as a type of eyeliner on infants in India as a protective and beautifying measure. It draws the powers of the beauty of Rohini into the eyes of the wearer while acting as a medicinal herbal tonic to the eyesight.

Healing Jealousy 

Stories tell of Rohini being the Moon’s favorite amongst the 27 lunar houses. Rohini’s sisters are the 26 other Nakshatras that were jealous that the Moon preferred the red sister over them all. The Moon is in its fullest power when the beloved Rohini is closest. The Moon and Rohini mysteriously enter into union for the longest time of all the lunar houses. As the Moon’s favourite, Rohini receives the lunar rays and transmits them to those that acknowledge her on earth. She is the ultra feminine woman who transmits the powers of healing all aspects of fragmented femininity.

The story of Rohini tells of Jealousy. Jealousy is a powerful karmic theme that Rohini can bring to the surface.

Work with Rohini
is an antidote
to healing the poison
of jealousy. 

Jealousy is a potent force that poisons the womb. Jealousy can of course be blatant, but it can also be invisible, in the form of an inapparent hidden emotion – it can live in the deep unconscious recesses of the mind and express itself in many ways. The struggle for power, beauty and influence can come from deep unresolved jealousy that has been suppressed.

The influence of Rohini Nakshatra on the half rising Moon is a time when unresolved jealousy is brought to the surface. This can afford us a chance of deep healing of mind, heart and womb. Love, beauty and endless femininity is brought to us by Rohini when we resolve the Tamasic (dead) energies within the unconscious recesses of the mind.

Love and beauty can’t simply replace the dead, the dead must first be put to rest before Love can come into play. Therefore Rohini offers us a chance to work on the rotting karmas that might be spoiling the ripe fruit of being.

The story tells how the sisters were so jealous that they complained to their father to do something about the injustice of the Moon who was showing favoritism to the bright Red Star Sister. When the father heard of this he cursed the Moon to wither away.

The dying Moon was saved by Shiva who counteracted the curse and caused the Moon to grow… but forever after the Moon had to go through the phases between waning and waxing. Shiva ever after carried the Moon in his crown as a sign of his loyalty to his lunar devotee. For this he is called Chandrashekhara (Moon crowned).

Whenever one becomes
like the moon,
they are crowned upon the head
of the infinite wisdom of Yog.

Mantras of Rohini

The Bija (seed mantras) of Rohini are sounds that relate to the womb energies of fertility, along with the rhythmical Lunar movements of the mind and the Venusian sexual chakra. These mantras are practiced in Tantric ritual When Rohini visits the Moon. Some of them are:

& Vhuuu.

When intoned with a specific shape of the lips, these mantras activate the Nadis (energy lines) of the Moon ruled movements of the astral mind and the womb and Shakti chakra. The womb is the source of fertility and birth, the dark creative cave where Rohini shines brightest – for she is creativity itself.

Rohini is also a word for the maiden at her first ever menstruation. Working with the star of Rohini helps in balancing issues of fertility, sexuality, menstruation and menopause. Rohini addresses the hormonal rhythms and sexual function in both male and female on both physical and psychic levels – it is to be remembered that Rohini is the Moon’s favorite lover.  She brings stability to the sensitive astral self, as she balances the Lunar forces that intersect with the mind.

Bull Power

Rohini Nakshatra is found in Vrishabh (Taurus). Rohini is the star Aldebaran, a star of great red radiance and the brightest star of Vrishabh… the eye of the Venusian Taurus which is the Shukracharia (Venus) ruled zodiacal constellation of the Bull. The Ox pulled cart is a symbol of Rohini that alludes to this detail. 

The Bull is a virile potent force of tempestuous nature, very much the active expression of Rohini – it can run amok in our lives or it can be channeled as in the case of the agricultural Ox. Rohini is not a castrator but a boundless force of growth that can be put towards ploughing the field of our lives and reaping harvest. We find that Kamadhenu – the great wish fulfilling cow who represents the feminine aspect of Taurean force – is also another name for Rohini Nakshatra.

Between the Moon & Sun

If we consider the previous Nakshatra to Rohni we find Krittika (Pleiades) and see that it’s ruling deity is Agni, who is the god of heat and Fire. Rohini is then followed by Mrigashirsha Nakshatra (Orion) which is ruled by Soma, who is the fluidic cooling Moon god. We see that Rohini is ruled by the deity of creation Prajapati Brahma.

Rohini is quite literally balanced between the energies of heating Agni and cooling Soma. The implicit wisdom inherent here is that Rohini brings creativity through the balance of Moon and Sun. Hatha Yog is often interpreted as the union of the Moon and the Sun, or the union of Hot and Cold, Woman and Man, Earth and Sky. Ha refers to the heating solar force while Tha refers to the cooling lunar force. Rohini is the creative energy what weaves them together and is born of their union. Practices of Hatha Yog open creativity in all dimensions of our being.

Stars in Herbal Medicine 

Brahmi is an Indian herb, but it the word Brahmi is also another name for Rohini Nakshatra. Brahma the creator is the deity of this Nakshatra and has as his Shakti (feminine power) Brahmi… hence this being another name for this Nakshatra. Rohini it is, above all else, the star of creativity.

The Indian herb Brahmi
is taken to improve memory
while at the same time
acting as an aphrodisiac.

This synchronicity reflects the Moon and Venus involvement of this Nakshatra. The Moon’s most beloved Nakshatra is Rohini. The Moons memory is intense in remembrance of her, and the love for her,  even more so. The Moon rules the movements of the Mind, whereas Venusian energy manifests in love and sexuality.  Brahmi is a good herb for balancing Rohini afflictions in the support of healing the feminine. 

If you would like to join our Equinox Ritual and work with the Fertile currents of this Rohini Moon,



March 8, 2021

The Rhythm of Wealth & Fortune
in the Stars

Shiva is the one who lives
in the heart of all beings. 
On the night of Shivaratri he unifies with Shakti.
Tantric practitioner gives honour
to the the innermost Yogin
of enlivened Kundalini
upon this night of great union.

– Boonath

The great night of Shiva is upon us. Maha Shivaratri literally means ‘the great night of Shiva’. Shiva is the first and last and always Yogi. Adinath is his name that means ‘the endless origin of Yog’.

Upon this night,
Shiva unifies with Shakti
and brings the feminine & masculine forces
into equilibrium.

The annual night of Shiva presents the soul upon earth with a vortex of energies that open the Chakras to the magical and healing force of Kundalini Shakti. The Nakshatra (lunar constellation) upon the night of Shivaratri is Dhanishta. Dhan means ‘wealth, abundance’, Nishta implies rhythmic and constant flow.

This is the star of continuous, musical flow of wealth. It is indeed a star of music and has as its symbols, musical instruments. Dhanishta Nakshatra is a Mangala (Mars) ruled Nakshatra and potently brings us the lessons of wealth and fortune through the secret of rhythmic flow.

It is ruled by the Vasus, the 8  elemental deities who manifest material abundance and the ability in the arts involving tangible earthly rhythm – such as music or dance. It is a royal Nakshatra that brings abundance and fortune from the inner levels of being into manifestation.

The animals of this Nakshatra are the lion and the peacock, the lion is famously called the Jungle ruler. The peacock is a bird that is wealthy in its feathers of beauty, it can’t be denied.


Catching the Secret of Wealth 

The symbol of Dhanishta Nakshatra is the drum of Shiva and the flute. This is a Nakshatra that is heavily concerned with musicality and rhythm. The Dhumaru is the drum of Shiva and is the ever changing rhythmical heartbeat of creation.

The secret of wealth
on all levels of being
is rhythm.

To know one’s own particular rhythm is to know how to apply ones life forces to the best function. When we don’t acknowledge our own particular rhythm then we deplete ourselves, and so, the secret of Dhanishta is to learn to honour one’s own rhythm. When we honour our own rhythm then we are able to observe the rhythms around us and learn about the keys to wealth and musical living.

Dhanishta brings divine music to us, but obviously we have to set up a receptive rhythm to catch it. Where Shravan Nakshatra gives us listening and hearing, the following Nakshatra – Dhanishta… gives us something grand to listen to.

If we are out of tune with our own rhythm then our view of all rhythms is warped – and so the lesson that Dhanishta brings to us is to learn to pay attention to our own rhythm – so that it may become a receptive instrument to the sounds of infinity.

This is challenging because our personal rhythm is not a fixed thing and is subject to fluctuations and change, so we may not even be able to rely on our ‘own rhythm’ as a thing that is constant. This ever changing nature of rhythm relates to Shiva profoundly.


Dancer of Celestial Rhythm 

The odyssey of our eternal dance of being is told through the stars in the story of Shiva and his union with Shakti. The dance of Shiva is the dance of destruction that is the secret dance of rhythm. Shiva destroys all past instances and this gives the power to face the ever changing rhythms of the drumbeat of life.

Nataraj is the name of Shiva as the celestial dancer. His dance is a dance that is so fluid and unfixed that it is ever ready and able to dance with the infinity of celestial tides in the infinite cosmology of being. Nataraj the celestial dancer is the grand overseer of this constellation. He is the lord of rhythm and dance, and is famously known for his dance of destruction. 

Shiva has the ability to match each and every move of Shakti like no other can. Shakti has an endless infinity of expressions and the power of Shiva can follow them all. The Stars of Dhanishta are clustered in the constellation Delphinus, this is the Dolphin constellation.

Dhanishta Nakshatra is a star of music and rhythm it is to be remembered. We can see that the dolphin is a creature of profound musicality. It is well known that the Dolphin communicates through incredibly subtle sound frequencies and rhythms.

Dhanishta has another name which is  Shravishtha – that which is devoted to Shravan. Shravan is the previous Nakshatra that rules subtle listening and hearing. This following Nakshatra of Dhanishta implies that one learns the art of being devoted to listening – devoted to Shravan

May we gain the ear to dance with the rhythm of nature, and learn to move with the subtlest frequencies of life.

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