Ardra Nakshatra Mansion of the Moon Ring; Ardra is owned by Rudra, one of the fierce forms of Shiva and god of storms and natural disasters. Its symbol is a human head or drop of water. Its planetary ruler is Rahu. Ardra carries the shakti which grants gains in life through increased effort. This Nakshatra is useful for battle, for binding, controlling enemies, for dealing with poisons, managing (successfully) difficult or complicated situations, breaking cycles and addictions, all fire related activities, exorcisms, and beginning first lessons.