Hasta Nakshatra

Indication : "The Golden Handed Star"

Nature / Category of Star : Laghu (light / not heavy) and Kshipra (Swift / Quick)

Direction / Motion : Tiryanga Mukha (looking straight / facing forward /level)

Pratima (symbol) : Hand or fist, or open hand in blessing.

Devastated (Presiding Deity / tutelary archetype ) : Savitur (one of the 12 Aditya and the name translate as the "Golden Handed". He is the solar God of Inspiration)

Shakti (power): Hasta Sthapaniyaagama Shakti (The power to Put one's objects of desire into one's hand or to gain what one is seeking).

Desire: To have the Gods place their faith in me.

Result of Shakti, basis & desire : Puts what one wishes to gain in one's hand.

Characteristics:

Skilled activity, shameless, merciless, thief, drunkard, grasping, old, determination, palmistry, counselling, laughter, clever, entertaining, flighty, spectacular, gambling, barbers, speculators, potters, oil manufacturers, physicians, tailors, elephant catchers, garland makers, waiters.