Let’s look at important things here –
Sun - Sun represents Personality, King, Government, Father, Authority, Career, Top Positions, Ego, Self Esteem, Health, Education etc.
Hasta - Hasta is nakshatra of healing, health care and skillful people. It also represents hard work. For more info on Hasta, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/hastnaksh.
Virgo - As Hasta is a part of Virgo, Virgo sign and its representations also become important. Virgo is the 6th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents almost all the things which are represented by the 6th house of horoscope like Debts, Diseases, Obstacles, Serving the under-privileged, Service Life, etc. Besides this, Virgo represents analytical or critical nature of people, being perfectionist and healing abilities. Virgo's basic representation is the lady coming in boat with wheat and herbs in her hands. So, Virgo is basically a sign of healing. Virgo consists of next set of 2 and half nakshatra. i.e. Uttara-Phalguni, Hasta and Chitra. Virgo's lord is Mercury.
Moon - As Moon rules Hasta, Moon's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Hasta/Virgo.
Mercury - As Mercury rules Virgo, Mercury's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Hastai/Virgo.
Houses Involved – Also, we can’t afford to forget the houses involved as a planet can be ruling different houses and sitting in different house for every person as per ascendant and planet’s position. To know overall affect, we have to consider the houses involved as those areas of life are being impacted.
Interpretation of Sun in Hasta Nakshatra – As Sun represents career, authority and recognition, these people can be seen as highly ambitious people in matters of career due to Hasta's symbol Hand represents achieving or attaining something. So, they can have very high ambitions of achieving big in career. Most common career seen here is health care and healing. It can be any sort of healing because of the merging of nature of Virgo and Hasta. It also shows that these people attain success after immense hard work. They may not get easy benefits in career or from authorities. They can also go in fields related to fights, conflicts and litigation because Hand symbol also represents our fighting instincts. If overall chart also indicates it, then it can be a good position for becoming a palmist too.
Role of Moon – Moon placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Hasta's lord.
Role of Mercury - Likewise, Mercury placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Virgo's lord.
Other Factors – And of course, we need to consider conjunction, aspects, house lordship, house position and dashas etc to know the exact results of Sun in Hasta. So, we always need to take a holistic view of chart rather than just 1 planetary position.
Conclusion – So, this is how I see Sun in Hasta can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer