Hasta


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Hasta

(religion, spiritualism, and occult)

Hasta (Hand) is one of the Nakshatras (lunar mansions) of Vedic astrology. This Nakshatra, symbolized by the five fingers of the hand, or a clenched fist, is found from Virgo 10° to 23°20’, and is a wise time for “getting a grip” on new situations; during this period, a person can be quite intelligent and persuasive, though controlling and even cruel at times.

—Pramela Thiagesan