General Characteristics: Possess a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind that enjoys exploring the roots of any subject. Haughty, rich, happy, not inclined to injure others, Firm and fixed opinions, live in luxury.
Translation: The root
Symbol: Tied bunch of roots or a lions tail.
Animal Symbol: Male dog
Ruling Planet: Ketu.
Nature: Rakshasa (demon).
Presiding deity: Nirriti - goddess of destruction who lives in the kingdom of the dead - goddess of dissolution.
Positive Traits: Proud, good-looking, skillful in persuading or manipulating people to serve their needs, politician, careful, clever, able to live a comfortable life, good fortune, determined to succeed, learned, public speaking skills, spiritual advisor, generous, successful, determined, fortune in foreign lands, likes to live well, peace loving, adventurous, brave, explorer, face adversity with composure.
Negative Traits: Insecure, others do not trust them, too goal-focused, does not genuinely care about others, arrogant, self-destructive, headstrong, sabotages their own achievements, has many affairs and/or marriages that don't work out, low tolerance for boredom, create own insecurities, indecisive, fickle in relationships, arrogance, selfishness, lust and anger, low boredom threshold, takes and give little back, accommodating to other people to get what they want.
Career Interests: Public Speakers, writers, philosophers, spiritual teachers, lawyers, politicians, doctors, pharmacists, business and sales, healers, florist, ministers, officers, investigators, researcher, contrarians, orators, politicians.