Updated: Oct 20
There are certain features that can be telltale signs of a nakshatra, even if the natives do not always look overtly similar across all features. There are a few specific features I love to check for when I'm suspecting that Anuradha nakshatra (3° 20′ – 16° 40′ Scorpio) might be present, which are distinctly sculpturesque & also call to mind its Yoni animal, the rabbit/hare. Their eyes are small to medium in size and typically deep-set. While the mid-face is long, the nose is typically rather small, short, and upturned. This leads to an effect where the length between the nose tip and lower teeth line is long, which gives the upper teeth the appearance of being lower-set than usual, like a bunny. The teeth are emphasized in general because the maxilla (upper jaw) is wide/broad and is projected forward anatomically in a way that can make the mouth/teeth look large behind the lips. For this reason, there is sometimes some dimpling on the chin or strong pursing of the lips that looks like an effort is being made to close the lips around the mouth anatomy. Because of this, there also tends to be a lot of movement of the upper lip during speech. The forward-projecting maxilla also means the lips look more noticeable than many signs, despite whether they are thin or full. Most typically, however, they medium to full, with a relatively even upper and lower lip. During an Anuradha's smile, the upper lip tends to stay fuller than average (not disappearing or folding inwards), and many teeth are visible.
Individuals dominated by Anuradha nakshatra have some of the broadest and most defined cheekbones, which provide strong framing for the ogee curve, an S-shape shown in facial research to be perceived as attractive. All airy Saturn-ruled nakshatras can grant lengthy model-off-duty looks, long limbs, and wide-set eyes, but Anuradha's facial features tend to be set on a more elongated face than its trine nakshatras (Pushya & Uttara Bhadrapada). The elongated mid-face allows for a lot of attention towards the cheek-area anatomy and its strong definition. High cheekbones have the widest part of the face close to the eye, but Anuradha's are slightly low and very broad, providing powerful underlying structure for a natural cheek contour. In this way, the lower cheeks aren't necessarily gaunt or hollow, but the size and placement of the cheek bones allows for a contour anyway.
As with everything in astrology, this is a tendency not a rule for Anuradha natives. A person's other primary placements will bring in features as well, though one will tend to come to the surface the most strongly (relating to their dominant planet). In this way, I seek in these posts to isolate the Anuradha influence as much as possible by finding the most consistent common physical ground amongst its natives, while having awareness that each individual you're seeing has other astrological influences at play as well that make them unique. I wanted to make these posts so that you don't have to rely on two people looking strikingly similar to know they share a nakshatra, but rather can more consciously/logically check for certain revealing features even amongst people who have many differences.
Click through the gallery below for visuals to the above description. Here is the YouTube video-short to see Anuradha nakshatra's appearance in motion.
Birth time notes:
-Victoria Lyn gave me an approximate birth time that allows for Anuradha nakshatra ascendant but could also be Vishaka
-Hailey Bieber has Anuradha Sun; she gave her birth time as Tropical "Sagittarius Ascendant" which also allows for Anuradha Ascendant (or could by Jyeshta or Mula). This is the same for Diana Silvers.
Another note is that Anuradha & Jyeshta's Yoni animal is interchangeably referenced as a deer. Both deer and rabbit/hare are used for the Yoni typing of this pairing.