Let’s look at important things here –
Sun - Sun represents Personality, King, Government, Father, Authority, Career, Top Positions, Ego, Self Esteem, Health, Education etc.
Vishakha - Vishakha is nakshatra of counselors and guides. It is also nakshatra of split or partition or different direction. For more information on Vishakha Nakshatra, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/vishnaksh.
Libra - As Vishakha is a part of Libra, Libra sign and its representations also become important. Libra is the 7th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents the energy and things related with 7th house of horoscope, i.e. Market Place, Business, Partnerships, Relations etc. Libra is sign of Balance, i.e. striking the Balance between 2 parties/ideologies or even at personal level between our own dilemmas. It is sign of Peace and Diplomacy. And this is what we are seriously looking for after the conflicts and disagreements of Virgo, i.e. Peace to prevail. At personal level, Libra is seen as sign of Relationships. Libra is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatra named Chitra, Swati and Vishakha. Libra's lord is Venus only.
Scorpio - As Vishakha is a part of Scorpio too, Scorpio sign and its representations also become important. Scorpio is the 8th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents the things and energy related with 8th house of horoscope like Sudden Events, Secrecy, Dark World, Occult Science, Research, Inheritance, Serving Others, Taxes etc. Besides these things sign of Scorpio also represent transformation, means changing the whole nature upside down. This is one sign which is favorite of every Astrologer, because it has maximum secrets, so every astrologer gets maximum scope of researching. This is sign about which no one can tell with precision that what will happen to the planets in it, as it is sign of secrecy itself. Wherever Scorpio falls in your chart, you may have had biggest challenges in making things related with that house more stable. Scorpio is also one of those unique signs which has 2 rulers, i.e. Mars and Ketu. In Western Astrology, Pluto also co-rules Scorpio. All this makes Scorpio a chaotic sign. Scorpio consists of next set of 2 and half nakshatras, i.e. Vishakha, Anuradha and Jyeshtha.
Jupiter - As Jupiter rules Vishakha, Jupiter's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha.
Venus - As Venus rules Libra, Venus position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha/Libra.
Mars-Ketu - As Mars-Ketu rules Scorpio, Venus position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha/Scorpio.
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 Vishakha Nakshatra – If Sun is in Libra section of Vishakha then it is still debilitated and person should look for a business oriented career. If Sun is in Scorpio section of Vishakha then also things are not too rosy because Scorpio is a sign where no planet is ever comfortable. So, Sun in Vishakha would show that a person will get gain in Career and Authority by career related to counselling and guiding others. Vishakha is represented by Forked Branches which clearly shows a split or different directions. So, Sun in Vishakha shows that person will have career in two separate or split directions altogether with no connection with each other. It means that they can follow a job oriented career in early life and then in later life, they can be in their own business. If Sun is in Scorpio, then person can go through many changes in career. This also gives kind of split personality to them and you may never be sure of their real side as it can also make them very secretive. In Libra portion, person can work as counselor, lawyer or guide. In Scorpio portion, he can easily become an occult/mystic counselor. We can say that going through this split, transformation or change in career and personality is part of their journey in life.
Role of Jupiter – Jupiter placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Vishakha's lord.
Role of Venus - Likewise, Venus placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Libra lord.
Role of Mars-Ketu - Also, Mars-Ketu placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Scorpio 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 Vishakha. 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 Vishakha can work in a chart.
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Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer
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