Ashwini Nakshatra (1st of 27 nakshatras, 0 ° 00 ′ – 13 ° 20 ′ Aries) consists of three bright stars in the constellation Aries. Ashwini is a deva, a divine star, auspicious in nature. Named after the Ashwini Kumaras, the heavenly twin brothers, the healers of the demigods, moving across the sky in a chariot, carrying with them light and happiness. The name of the nakshatra can be translated as “born a mare”, “rider”, “woman-horse”.
“Ashwini is as beautiful as a lotus petal and has a horse’s head. Dressed in white, she sits on a lotus, holding a book in her left hand, and in her right a pot full of divine herbs “(Chaturvarga-Kintamani “Hemadri)”.
Ashwini Nakshatra Characteristics
- Zodiac: 0 ° 00 ′ – 13 ° 20 ′ Aries
- Ruler Planet: Ketu (Moon’s South Node)
- Deity: Ashwini Kumaras (celestial healers)
- Origin: divine
- Purpose: dharma
- Gender: male
- Animal: horse
- Element: earth
- Direction: center, east, south, northwest
- Varna: Vaisyas
- Guna: sattva
- Quality: light
- Temper: fast, light (kshipra)
- Ayurvedic constitution: Vata
- Body parts: knees, upper feet
- Symbol: horse head
- Sounds: chu, che, cho, la
- Enemy: Jyeshtha
Ashwini Nakshatra Key Concept
Ashwini is healing, awakening, various beginnings, moving forward, miracles.
Ashwini is an impulsive nakshatra. Those born under this nakshatra are distinguished by a strong craving for adventure and knowledge of the unknown, courage, and determination. All these qualities are positive, however, they also cause a large number of “stuffed bumps”. The pioneering spirit helps Ashwini to catch new trends before others, which brings them success in business. These people cannot sit idly by; there are many workaholics among them.
The constant thirst for movement makes Ashwini absolutely useless where calmness and patience are needed. If the matter requires long-term attention, and not one-time efforts, they will transfer it to representatives of some other nakshatra, and they themselves will deal with the next one. Such restlessness somewhat reduces the likelihood of their comprehension of true knowledge. This is especially true for young and underdeveloped souls.
Usually, Ashwini is independent, confident, and does not like to be commanded. This is good for those who know exactly what to do and where to go. For those who have not reached this level, the desire to go their own way can be extremely dangerous. Immature Ashwini tends to be very stubborn and often ignore good advice.
A characteristic feature of Ashwini is a great sense of humor. They joke lightly and cheerfully, both over themselves and over others. And Ashwini loves and strive to be unique. They like to think that they have some special talents that others don’t.
This is the Aries nakshatra ruled by Mars, therefore the Martian qualities of Ketu are highlighted. In general, Ashwini is a connection between the energies of Ketu and Mars.
Ketu is a planet of healing, and if it is in the 6th house or in the 6th sign, then it can be a treatment, both physical and mental, directly related to karma and past lives. Among all the planets, Ketu stands out for giving the power of the past to heal problems in the present through the destruction of old forms and programs. This is the masculine form of manifestation of energy.
Sometimes Ketu can give very fast results, sometimes too fast. “Delay is like death” – this is the slogan of those who have this nakshatra clearly manifested. The optimistic part of Ketu gives a lot of creativity, but sometimes that creativity gets out of hand. Ashwini gets out of balance if he acts too hastily. Nakshatra promotes material prosperity, good for trade, business, and for those who make money from travel. Since the nakshatra is sattvic, with the right mindset it can lead a person to Moksha.
General characteristics of people born under the influence of Ashwini
A beautiful open face, bright, large eyes, a wide forehead, a large nose. Has a calm and quiet disposition, is able to bring any business to the end. Very stubborn. Stubbornness is also manifested in people who have the Sun in Ashwini, especially if a person was born in the period from April 14 to April 28, when the Sun passes through the place of its exaltation in Ashwini and in the period from October 14 to 28 – the period “ weakness ”, the fall of the Sun in the Swati nakshatra. The scriptures mention that even Yamaraj himself, the God of death, is unable to change the decisions and opinions of these people.
A person born under the influence of Ashwini is loyal to those he loves, capable of self-sacrifice, noble. He can give good advice, although he himself does not listen to the advice of others. He carefully thinks over every step, even if he is wrong, does not deviate from his intentions. Believes in God. Doesn’t like sentimentality.
Has a developed intellect, although often prone to exaggeration. Shows interest in literary pursuits and music.
The second and third degrees of Aries gives the owner of the horoscope arrogance, a tendency to deceive, and defamatory actions.
A man born under this star is usually stingy, but he tends to fulfill his goals and desires at any cost, so his expenses often exceed his income. He loves his family, although his stubbornness creates a lot of problems for him with loved ones. Cold relationships with fathers are possible; help comes from relatives, especially from the maternal uncle. He himself usually marries between 26 and 30 years of age, has more sons than daughters. Health is usually good, but if the Moon, Lagna (Ascendant), or the Sun is between the 2nd and 3rd degrees of Aries, migraines, and heart disease are possible.
The period up to 30 years is marked by struggle and constant obstacles, even in the smallest things. From 30 to 55 years old – steady and constant progress.
They have a magnetic look, the eyes are small and shiny. They are eloquent, can be patient and persistent; respect elders. Amorous, attached to sexual pleasure. They have good organizational skills. As a rule, after 50 years they do not work, since by this time they have a good financial situation,
A woman born under the influence of Ashwini gets married at the age of 23-26. If a marriage is contracted earlier, it usually ends in divorce or widowhood. There are more girls among her children. Health is generally good. The main cause of ailments is emotional distress. Possibly getting into car accidents. If he does not know how to control emotions, there may be mental disorders, seizures, headaches, and disturbances in monthly cycles.
It is interesting to note that the scriptures mention that if a woman’s first period occurs when the Moon passes through Ashwini, then this portends wealth and good luck, promises good health.
Ashwini Nakshatra Professions
Professions related to horses, transport industry, sports, space-time arts (dance, etc.), advertising campaigns, motivation, and healing. Childbirth specialist. Family Relations Consultant. Explorer and trailblazer, stuntman. A law enforcement officer, military. Small business owner, store owner, merchant. Teacher, engineer, jeweler, gardener, foundation laying specialist, concrete worker, herbalist.
Places related to Ashwini Nakshatra
All places related to horses: pastures, stables, hippodromes. Hospitals and places associated with the medical profession. Places where herbs grow. Botanical gardens. Sports grounds, tracks for various types of races. Roads (including railways), points of destination and departure of transport (for example, airports). Military bases. Research centers, technology, and industrial centers. Sports and recreation centers. All places associated with any endeavors. Kindergartens and elementary schools.
Auspicious activities under the Ashwini nakshatra
All types of undertakings and initiations (initiatives). First of all, this applies to the study of something, treatment, healing, rejuvenation, exercise, the construction of temples, the installation of altars, cult sculptural images, etc.
Improving appearance, hair care. Activities that require speed of thought and action, as well as those associated with horses. Sale, purchase. Traveling. Repair of vehicles and various mechanisms. Putting on new clothes and jewelry. Planting seeds. Study of astrology, occult, and spiritual sciences. Legal action. Change of name to a new one.
Adverse Activities under the Ashwini Nakshatra
Marriage. Any activity that requires patience and perseverance. Sex. Emotionally difficult activities. Completion of anything.
Diseases associated with the Ashwini nakshatra
Headaches, head injuries, mental disorders, malaria.
Results of the planets in the Ashwini nakshatra
Strength: Youthful; ageless; filled with agility; fearless; direct; competent worker; motivation to initiate new activities; intelligent; self-sufficient; natural healer; helpful; moderate habits; well dressed; good finances; attractive; powerful; intuitive; idealistic; spiritually inclined; adventurous; independent; strong; powerful; charming; playful nature; loves family; nurturer; traveler; drawn to activities of healing or self-improvement.
Weakness: Hastiness in action compromises efficiency; impulsive; does not take advice well; the desire to pursue new experiences in life causes weakness in finishing things; aggressive; stubborn; wants to do things their own way; disappointed when things do not go as planned; dissatisfied; arrogant; lack of mental quietude; overly passionate.
Famous Ashwini’s: Pamela Anderson, Celine Dion, Warren Harding, John Adams
Favorable Activities: Starting activities or projects, beginning spiritual practices, laying foundations, planting seeds, health and fitness programs, engagement (but not weddings), travel, shopping, house warming
Unfavorable Activities: Marriage or conjugal bliss, completing activities, consumption of alcohol, relaxation, emotional or sexual activities
Sacred Energy Vortex: Sri Bhava Aushadeeswarar Temple