Pushya Nakshatra (3.20*-Cancer to 16.39*-Cancer) – Eighth Nakshatra is called Pushya Nakshatra. It literally means Nourishment. Its symbol is Cow’s udder. Its deity is Brihaspati. This Nakshatra is all about nurturing and nourishing people. The mythological story is that Brihaspati’s wife Tara ran away with Moon and returned only when she was threatened by all Gods, but by that time she was pregnant. Child, thus took birth, was Mercury. And here is the story of nourishment that Brihaspati, knowing very well that it is not his child, took care of the child like his own and nourished him. So, this nakshatra is all about taking care of people without any limitations. Any planet in this nakshatra will imbibe same quality of nourishment.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer