- note: descriptions of the 3 primary placements are interchangeable to an extent.
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Moon in Vishaka
These natives live up to the stereotype of the zodiac sign Libra: they tend to be very polite and very courteous, always asking if everyone is alright and trying to accommodate them, consumed with mortification for even the suggestion that they may have offended someone, and always with a kind word on their lips. Though they have strong opinions, they usually will focus on the aspects of a conversation they agree with and socially ignore any cause for conflict.
The women in particular tend to command respect with very little effort and are often very well-liked, often unbeknownst to them. They aren’t socially aggressive or domineering, but instead many tend to treat them like literal queens. It is something in their mannerisms: their gentle, wide smiles, their humble bows of the head, they give off this sincere aura like they actually care about others — it is a gentle but palpable, warm maternal energy, a figure to whom one almost feels compelled to give their trust.
“I stand here before you not as a prophet, but as a humble servant of you, the people.” — Nelson Mandela
In fact, this ‘collective mother’ quality is one it shares with Purnarvasu. They often experience deep compassion for people regardless of background (ethnicity, socio-economic class, etc). They have a fear of getting too angry for fear of losing control over themselves and go off completely on others.
As was alluded in the introduction, power is for manifestation, and so having such raw energy coursing through their physicality, many a Vishaka native may wish to literally, physically, embody many different forms, since different forms can best express different energies. In fact, as was explored by Claire Nakti in her videos related to Jupiterian individuals, often these natives do not like to strictly adhere to their own gender norms and prefer to seem neutral (neither too strongly feminine or masculine). This neutrality is more in keeping with the raw potentiality of their inner force and allows for a fuller expression that it would otherwise.
Of course, the natives would tend to be very ambitious, both as an outlet for their bouncing, dynamic inner force and also to achieve for the sake of achievement. Vishaka natives are naturally very calculating, angry and gluttonous, but most do not see this, given the appearance of their kindness and elegance and presumed virtues — in fact, Libra is generally excused for it’s faults owing to their effortless charms, but most other nakshatras do not understand the power of a winning smile as does Vishaka. Even when their compliments and kind gestures are totally contrived, as they often are, whether to merely accommodate others or for their own selfish reasons, their mannerisms always read as fluid and natural. There could be a storm brewing within them but from their mouths flow a gentle breeze — they do not like to lose control over themselves for fear of letting themselves go completely.
One can observe their cunning in social climbing, which is common for many of the natives, or general social situations, especially when they are possessed by a goal. Observing a room, selecting the individual it believes will be most instrumental for their goals and orchestrating interactions among themselves and these many separate individuals. They know how to forms teams ad bring people together, acting like social catalysts. In fact, to some, they can seem like pathological socialisers both for the excitement of mingling and also for the advantages of networking.
Vishaka is Shakti, the power behind a deity. They have incredible manifesting powers but the natives often have a sense that they need to be paired with another person or other people or a collective to act as a sort of battery or high powered representation of the ethos. At times they may struggle with this as well, which is why they often choose to build themselves up as individuals (without others or a romantic partner) for fear that their power be used to supplement their partners and not themselves — though they make truly phenomenal housewives or househusbands, as partners they are impressively devoted.
On a personal level, many Vishaka natives do actually seem to prefer being on their own. They enjoy the thrill of social interactions but often they can be quite solitary. In Vishaka there is still a desire to know and understand oneself and other people can be an undesired influence. Despite their sometimes wide social circles, they can struggle to believe that other people genuinely like them.
They do not take kind gestures to heart, since this is their own modus operandi, and so do not attach any deep and genuine amicability therein. Many can actually struggle from a deep and confusing loneliness — on the one hand, they possess all the sociability to command a crowd nevertheless, they never feel satiated with their relationships. Its a catch-22. How to show a Vishaka native that one is truly a friend when all common ways of demonstrating one’s affection are the same the very Vishaka native uses: gain from others, put others at social ease and generally contrive to be polite?
“It’s an interesting combination: Having a great fear of being alone, and having a desperate need for solitude and the solitary experience. That’s always been a tug of war for me.” — Jodie Foster
They suffer from a lot of intense inner turmoil, one’s that, again, are often hard for even them to comprehend. They often struggle to see themselves as ‘good’ people despite how much others may express the contrary. They tend to focus on their more unsightly qualities. In fact, they often perceive themselves as limited, always held back by this or that, if it’s not an external limitation, it is an internal one — this is the intense energy inside of them jumping about and running a mock, craving an outlet. From the outside, it often feels like many of their problems are really self-inflicted. Of course, it is common for them to want to be solitary because they understand that there is where they will achieve a deeper understanding of their own selves, instead of being pulled apart by the over stimulating outside world — long periods of solitude can actually benefit them, and they arise with more internal stability.
Many will often feel like they know the Vishaka native and can even ready list many of their foremost virtues, but unbeknownst to them is the Vishaka native’s inner darkness. This is also what adds to their very inquisitive and observant nature — since they naturally do not reveal themselves, others must not either, but given their desire to understand their surroundings, they busy themselves with developing intense perception.
All the cardinal signs (Aries, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn), possess incredible power and ability to achieve a many and different goals in life, each one has the nakshatra that concentrates this near infinite potentiality (Aswini, Pushya, Vishaka, Dhanista) but even the nakshatras surrounding them possess some of this ability as well. Each one is dedicated and focused and capable of much but in their own way: Aswini is sheer will power, Pushya absorbs everything around it and transmutes it into lessons, Dhanista can make a resource out of anything but Vishaka’s quality is knowing which direction to take to achieve its goals. It knows ‘how’ to get to where it wants to go. Vishaka is the nakshatra of achieving goals and for this it must have the ‘intelligence’ or ‘understanding’ to know how to get from point ‘A’ to point ‘B’ — and whom to enlist to make the journey.
Vishaka, much like Purva and Uttara Ashada as well as Uttara Phalguni to, name a few that belong in the west direction of the zodiac wheel, is strategic. Each one has more so their own ‘niche’, but Vishaka is the most well-rounded with this trait, capable of being detail oriented and abstract, considering matters emotionally and mathematically, uniting an entire collective and going it alone, civilized and savage — all the while wearing their sincerest smile.
To Learn more about Vishaka, read my other articles:
- The Marquis de Sade: The Perversion of Venus
- Vishaka’s loss of self: Marriage Story
- Mercury in the 7th house
- Mercury in the 8th house
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