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Dhanistha (Wealthy) is one of the Nakshatras (lunar mansions) of Vedic astrology. Represented by a tabor (a type of drum) and with the deity Vasus presiding, this moon sign is ruled by the planet Mars at Capricorn 23°20’ to Aquarius 6°40’. The Hindu moon signs are also used “electionally” to decide when to do things.

Considered an ideal time for many religious ceremonies, this sign usually sees people being more charitable and ambitious, while being more aggressive and overly self-seeking.

—Pramela Thiagesan

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