Revatī

Balarama with Revati (right)

Balarama with Revatī (right)

Etymology & Symbolism

Revatī (रेवती) means “abundant” or “wealthy.” Such wealth is both material and spiritual. Crops were harvested when the Sun was in Revati so the ancient sages felt the beneficence of Revati.1 It is usually associated with abundance prosperity on all levels. Is an auspicious start for spiritual growth and produces great intuitive gifts.2

Anything to do with roads is related to Revati, as are protection, shelter, and hospitality while traveling.

Revati is the great womb of the Divine Mother, revealing the end as well as new beginnings.

Drum & Time

Being the last lunar mansion, Revati relates to endings, completion and the finality of time. One if its symbols is therefore that of a drum, or a mridangam, which is used to mark time. Like the drum, Revati rules all sorts of instruments, including time. Sometimes activities influenced by this nakshatra developed by leaps and bounds with considerable fanfare and noise.34

Meena (Fish)

Meena (Fish). Artwork courtesy: Drdha Vrata Gorrick.

The Fish

Revati is symbolized by fish, and often a pair of fish. It is also associated with the sea.

Astronomy

Revatī resides between 16° 40′ and 30° Meena (Pisces). It corresponds to 32 faint stars, including ζ Piscium, in the southern tail of the constellation Pisces, the fish.

Classifications

Nature Puruṣārtha Varna Color Gana Guna/Tattva Gender Body Part Animal
moksa shudra brown sattva/sattva/sattva ankles (Flying) Elephant

Revati has a mridu or soft nature.

The primary motivation of those asterism is moksha or spiritual liberation.

Being deva-like, it is also associated with deep faith and devotion to God.

The animal symbol is a female elephant, another secret animal of India.5

Devata, Graha & Śakti

Revatī is ruled by Budha (Mercury), resides within the rāśi of Meena (ruled by Brhaspati), and its presiding deva is Puṣan.

Graha

The ruling planet is Budha, with the sign of Meena (Pisces) being ruled by Brhaspati. As a result, creative intelligence is abundant in this lunar mansion and gifts and music, dance, drama and literature may blossom in Revatī.6

Pusha the Aditya

Pusha the Aditya

Puṣan

Pushan, “the nurturer,” is one of the 12 Ādityas and regarded as the protector of flocks and herds and invoked in the Vedas for safe travel. He also helps to recover lost items and animals. Therefore, this is a good nakshatra for the Moon to be residing in when one is beginning a search for starting a long journey. Pushan is associated with fertility, rapid growth, abundance and providing shelter. He is the keeper of the sacred cows of the gods and provides nourishment and protection to all animals. Thus a love of animals can be experienced in Revati.7

Pushan, who is also associated with finding lost creatures and articles, is the keeper of the cows of the gods, and his nurturing signifies breeding and foster care.8

Sakti

This nakshatra has the power of nourishment, symbolized by milk (kshiradyapani shakti).9 ((David Frawley. Shaktis of the Nakshatras.))

Planetary Placements/Astrological Interpretations

Great wealth and material prosperity are discovered here. Revati helps all sincere people in their efforts through providing proper nourishment. Its natives usually have no desire to covet the success and property of others. They are very empathetic people and have a strong desire to alleviate the suffering of humanity.10

The shadow side of Revati is very minimal due to its deva-like temperament. If afflicted, the person may suffer from early disappointment in life and pediatric illnesses. There may be feelings of inferiority and low self esteem. Revati people are very sensitive by nature and absorb the feelings of others. They can have a hot temper and become very stubborn if provoked. There is a tendency to over give and then feel depleted in the exchange. They often are codependent people who regard the welfare of others as more important than their own. They need seclusion and someone to protect them from the harsh realities of the earth plane. They usually are benefited by living near water, which suits their sensitive, empathetic nature. Revati individuals are usually meant for worlds much greater than this. These natives have tomorrow’s skills for today’s world. They are visionaries who are usually beyond the slow development of society. Revati protects the soul and its spiritual journey to the next world.11

((Bepin Behari. Fundamentals of Vedic Astrology. p. 70))

People with planets in Revatī are idealistic and want to nourish others and to create something powerful. They can feel their life is full of disappointments, as they are extremely idealistic. They can live in a different reality from the rest of us and this makes them hard to understand. The end of Revatī is the final gandanta and all planets placed there can suffer.12

Yamas & Niyamas

Āsanas, Mudras & Bhandas

Tales & Mythologies

Padas

The last pada of Revatī is vargotamma. No pushkara or ashtamamsha. Rahu Ketu retrograde back and begin their attorney in Revatī – coming into deep spirituality where they have no understanding.13

Pada 1 Pada 2 Pada 3 Pada 4
Ruler Brihaspati (Sagittarius) Śani (Capricorn) Śani (Aquarius) Brihaspati (Pisces)
Position 16° 40′ – 20° Meena 20° – 23° 20′ Meena 23° 20′ – 26° 40′ Meena 26° 40′ – 30° Meena
Bija Mantra दे De दो Do च Cha ची Chi
Effects
Native’s Nature

Mantras

Gemstones & Metals

Interests & Careers

Anything dealing with time, clocks and watches, calendar markers, etc. People having work to do with roads, including planners, travelers, maintenance crews, etc. Foster parents, siblings, and other such relations.14

Auspiciousness/Engage In

Revatī is a Sweet or Delicate nakshatra, meaning that while Revatī has the most influence, it is best to begin working on things of physical beauty like music and jewelry.15

Ayurveda & Health Indicators

Revati is frequently associated with pediatric diseases.16


  1. Komilla Sutton. The Nakshatras. p. 249. 

  2. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. p. 107. 

  3. LOL 245 

  4. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. p. 107. 

  5. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. p. 107. 

  6. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. p. 108. 

  7. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. p. 107. 

  8. LOL 245 

  9. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. p. 107. 

  10. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. pp. 107-108. 

  11. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras. p. 108. 

  12. Komilla Sutton. The Nakshatras. pp. 252-253. 

  13. Komilla Sutton. The Nakshatras. p. 254. 

  14. deFouw & Svoboda. Light on Life. p. 246 

  15. Dennis Harness. The Nakshatras

  16. deFouw & Svoboda. Light on Life. p. 246