Time Taken for planets to cross a Nakshatra Pada

Following are the time that is taken by each planet to cross one nakshatra pada. There are a total of 108 nakshatra pada in the zodiac and each Nakshatra contains 4 padas

Time Taken for planets to cross a Nakshatra Pada

Below is the time that is taken by each planet to cross one nakshatra pada. There are a total of 108 nakshatra pada in the zodiac and each Nakshatra contains 4 padas.

  1. Moon - 0.3 days or ~ 6.6 hrs
  2. Sun - ~ 3.3 days
  3. Venus - ~ 3.3 days
  4. Mercury - ~3.3 days
  5. Mars - ~ 6.6 days
  6. Jupiter - ~ 40 days
  7. Saturn - ~ 101 days
  8. Rahu - ~60 days
  9. Ketu - ~60 days

The above time period is an approximate time needed to travel one Nakshatra pada and not the time taken to cross one zodiac sign. Because planets that perform retrograde movement have varied times for crossing one sign.

if you want to check the time taken by a planet to cross one nakshatra, it will be (pada x 4) and to check the time taken by a planet to cross one Rashi sign : (pada x 4) x 2.25

For example, Ketu takes approximately 60 days to cross a nakshatra pada. To cross a whole nakshatra it will take 60 x 4 days or 240 days. There are 2 and 1/4 of nakshatra in one Rashi sign. So to check the time taken by Ketu to cross one Rashi, it will be 240 x 2.25 or 540 days which will be around 1.48 years.