Stars in this constellation make up the 16th lunar mansion Vishaka. The specific stars are Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Iota.
Tula in sanskrit. This is the seventh sign of the zodiac and is represented by a man holding scales (a balance).
Simha or lion in sanskrit. This is the fifth sign of the zodiac and is represented by a lion.
the lord (planet) that is ruling the sign in the first house. The lagna lord is fundamental to determining the strength or weakness of a birth chart.
this is the first house in vedic astrology. This will be placed in different positions on the North vs. South Indian chart.