Krittika Nakshatram, also read as Kruttika or Karthigai, is the third Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras. Below are Krittika Nakshatra time and dates in 2012. The astrological predictions of this Nakshatra as per Moon Sign is that of Mesha Raasi and that of Vrishaba Rashi. As per Hindu astrology birth star Krittika Nakshatra, falls under Mesha Rashi or Aries and also Vrishabha Raasi or Taurus Zodiac. The first quarter of Kruttika is in Mesha Rashi and the next ¾ quarter is in Vrishabha Rashi. Mangal is the Lord of the Rasi for first quarter and Venus or Shukra is the lord the next ¾ quarter. The lucky color of Karthigai is White.