Nakshatras of Witches in movies and TV shows:
I’ve compiled a list of movies and TV shows about witches to see if any patterns arose in the actresses’ big 3 placements 🧙‍♀️First, let’s get an idea of who and what witches are to find if any parallels exist within the astrological patterns and the themes of this archetypal role.
Witchcraft is a magical skill usually involving spells and other mystical abilities practiced by women only. So within that, there is an inherent undercurrent of female empowerment coursing through its very nature.
This video by The Take is where I got the list of movies and shows from, they did a great job at describing the witch trope:

The collective impression of witches is usually negative. People are terrified of the idea that someone else could overpower their will.

Especially in a male-dominated world, it’s obvious why witches would cast insecurity onto the hierarchical sentiment of our society.
Witches are usually feared, as people believe they possess a dark evil behind their malignant magical powers. Many movies portray this image of a terrifying, vain and yet unattractive woman as a witch further impressing the idea of witches as bad and evil.
But in reality, witches are not all bad, many witches practice magic with the sole intent of bettering their lives and the lives of those they love.
Please note, that this is a research of the actresses who play witches in the media. Whether they are witches in real life is their business and it’s unlikely they would share their practice for the public to see.
But we can still get an idea of certain astrological placements and why they serve as a fertile ground for this specific archetype, especially with the intuitive casting that happens so frequently in movies and TV shows.
In my research, I found that Ashwini was the most common placement for the sun. Ashwini is the first of 27 Nakshatras being the initiator in that sense. They have an inherent individuality, so ideal and beautiful, that makes it the exaltation point of the sun.
This tells us that the witch archetype is usually inclined to individualistic pursuits. The act of asserting your will upon others and having their life be under your control and influence is a powerful and parallel microcosm to the role of the sun itself.
The sun being the point that other planets revolve around in our solar system, pulling the planets within its magnetic gravity into a perfectly orchestrated and beautiful circular dance reflects the influence of witches’ powers over reality.
Ashwini is under the vimshottari rulership of Ketu, a headless body that is unconnected to the rational & analytical mind of Rahu and is instead rooted in the mystical realms. Ashwini is also known for its gifts of healing and medicine which is a common skill within witchcraft.
Not all actresses had a confirmed birth time so this particular graph pool is smaller. However, the overwhelmingly frequent placement for the ascendant is Pushya. This Nakshatra being one of the three devil Nakshatras is very telling especially as the ascendant placement.
This makes it so that the illusory first impression of the women embodying the witch archetype is one of a devilishly veiled cast. Although Pushya is known as the most auspicious Nakshatra, like all Nakshatras, it has a dark side.
One of the themes of the witch archetype includes the feminist idea that women should be empowered for their skills and attributes instead of helplessly being under the control of men.
God Shree Swaminarayan, born under Pushya, insisted “that education was the inherent right of all people, including women, despite considerable criticism from those in his own contemporary society who ‘loathed the uplift of lower caste women’” (Wikipedia).
The god of Pushya Jupiter/Brihaspati is the god of wisdom and is a guru and teacher to the gods. Many witches are advisors that use their magic to serve kings, queens or anyone in power. Indicating the knowledge and wisdom that witches possess are a blessing from Jupiter.
For the moon placement, there was not one overwhelmingly common Nakshatra. However, Mula was the most common moon Nakshatra. With Rohini, Purva Phalguni, Hasta and Uttara Bhadrapada in the close second tier.
The deity of Mula is Niriti/Kali the embodiment of female power of destruction. Her name means without rta or order. “In the Taittiriya Brahmana Nirṛtī is described as dark, dressed in dark clothes” (Wikipedia) similar to the common depiction of witches dressed in all black.
Kali is the goddess that destroys lies, bestows moksha and protects the innocent. Many witchcraft processes involve seeking the truth or protection for certain situations or people. Using tools like tarot or other forms of magic to invoke the presence of universal truth.
Kali as a terrifying and fearless goddess suggests that witches are unafraid to interact with the darker aspects of divinity which fuels their fearsome reputation.
Here are two other graphs, one for the combined big three and one of the vimshottari rulers.

I’d love to hear your thoughts and theories on why certain placements showed up prominently or were even nonexistent altogether. Thank you for reading 🤓✨
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