||bunch of roots tied together, or an elephant goad, (gives the elephant direction)
||Nirriti, the god of dissolution and destruction
||This nakshatra is located in the tail of the Scorpion near Ophiuchus. Lesath, gives good
judgment, interest in spiritual nature, brings people before the public. This is the
center of the Galaxy or the galactic center.
||Nirriti means "calamity", and is the goddess of destruction who lives in the kingdom of
the dead. Nirriti has the power to ruin, destroy and break things apart. It is sometimes
called Alakshmi or denial of Lakshmi (prosperity). She is depicted as Kali the fierce
goddess who wears a necklace of skulls and human heads dangle from her belt. Her
wild dance destroys illusions; she helps us see reality, the disgusting and beautiful.
||Called the "Root Star" they have a passionate nature that wants to get to the bottom
of things. They are good at investigation, and research. They feel bound and trapped
by the circumstances of their life, and can get caught up in blaming others or their
environment. There can be extreme reversals in their lives with great losses. There
seems to be cruelty, pain, and sharpness. Material fortunes seem to be stripped away,
the lesson of non-attachment leads to spiritual realization. Resentment and betrayal
are common. The deep sense of loss forces them to look deeper and seek a higher
power, transforming their experiences into enlightenment. Excesses lead to compulsive
behavior. There may be an interest in healing with herbs or alternative medicine.