The nakshatra that you are born in can allow you a glimpse into the characteristics or qualities that you may possess as you grow up. Meaning, out of the 27 nakshatras in astrology (starting with Ashwini nakshatra), each of them brings its own set of qualities that mould a person’s behaviour, virtues and character. Besides character development, nakshatras also come in handy in the calculation of the Vimshottari Dasha, which is the 120-year-long planetary cycle that influences human life depending upon the lordship of different planets at different points in time.
Before learning about nakshatras, it is important to understand what Nakshatra is in very simple words. We all know how there are 12 rashis or zodiac signs in astrology. However, for precision, the Hindu sages divided the rashis into 27 nakshatras also called star constellations. With that, the 360-degree division of the sky got divided into 27 subdivisions of 13.20 degrees each. For further precision, each of these nakshatras were divided into four padas. So in simple words, a nakshatra is simply a constellation in the sky helping in denoting a specific degree.
In Hinduism, nakshatra comes into play right from the beginning of your birth. As the child is born, it is a belief and practice to give him/her a name that corresponds with the nakshatra s/he is born in. Interestingly, the nakshatra changes often as the Moon is said to stay in a nakshatra for approximately one day only. These Nakshatras are broadly classified into three heads of Deva (divine), Nara (human) and Rakshasa (Demonic). The category of the nakshatra you are born in is to affect your mental and physical characteristics.
Nakshatras also come in handy for astrological readings. The placement of a planet in a nakshatra is to affect the planet positively or negatively and hence also the people born in that nakshatra. The nakshatras are also used to find the shubh muhurats for marriage.
The names of nakshatra start with Ashwini nakshatra at the top. You may also term it as the first constellation. The Ashwini nakshatra ranges from 0 to 13.20 degrees in the Aries zodiac sign. The ruling deities for the Ashwini nakshatra are two physicians known as Ashwini Kumaras. The deities signify intelligence and active sincerity.
Ashwini Kumaras are certainly known for the healing powers that they can bestow upon a person born under the Ashwini nakshatra. The symbol of the Ashwini nakshatra is the horse’s head. Apart from healing, the Ashwini Kumaras also signify new beginnings. Just like Aries sign is known for going headstrong into a situation, Ashwini Kumaras are too known for their upfront and fearless attitude towards life and opportunities. It is said the people born under this nakshatra are to have the luck of pioneer ideas.
The men born in the Ashwini nakshatra don’t like to be told what they should be doing. Though very caring most of the time, they also have an ego that is malleable and affected by ignorance. Ashwini nakshatra born natives have appealing physical characteristics. Having big eyes is one of the main characteristics of this physical exposure. Alongside, these natives are to have a broad forehead that helps them in grasping knowledge quicker than anyone else. Thus, these natives make one of the most intelligent people out there. The Ashwini nakshatra born is also said to be very patient in life. These people like taking things slow, especially when it comes to love. They are also very helpful and love guiding people. However, in the process of guidance, they are not afraid to say the harshest truth.
Malke natives born in this nakshatra fear criticism. This character thus hinders both their personal and professional growth. Talking about profession, these people are good with literally all kinds of professions. However, they may not be able to master any of these as they, like we said, fear criticism. Doctoring as a profession could reek benefits for the Ashwini Naksashtra born as the deities of the nakshatra are also physicians. Music and literary-related jobs are also beneficial for these natives. Ashwini nakshatra born are a bit on the miser side when it comes to spending money. However, this does not do any good to increase their financial prosperity. It is advised that when it comes to profession, these people must start early, as they may have to struggle till the age of 30.
The one born under the Ashwini nakshatra is to have a loving family until there are no financial crunches. And if there are, you may have to struggle to receive the love from your wife. In the family, the maternal uncle will help you the most. You will have a lot of friends who would be like family and will come to your rescue each and every time. You may also indulge in extramarital affairs post the age of 30. When it comes to kids, you are to have more sons than daughters. Your relationship with your father may also turn sour as you grow up. Thus it is advised that you develop a close bond with your father right away.
When it comes to the health of the Ashwini nakshatra born, the native usually enjoy the blessing of good health throughout his life. However, as you turn older, you will see yourself getting more prone to diseases. These may hit your immunity and may make you bed-stricken. Ignore over-eating if you want to live a healthy life. You will also be more prone to seasonal issues like cold, cough and viral infections.
Women born under the Ashwini nakshatra are good with words. They have the skill to attract people with both their speech and how they present themselves. Just like Ashwini nakshatra males, Ashwini nakshatra females are also patient. They too have great physical qualities right from the head to toe. The women native under this nakshatra are also very high on sexual drive. They are really difficult to satisfy and want to be a part of the act all the time. This quality is prominent across all the nakshatras that fall under the Aries sign, as Aries is the horniest zodiac sign of them all. Another characteristic of these women is their longing for a modern cum traditional lifestyle. They carry their traditional virtues elegantly while making sure they are modern enough when they need to. These ladies have great respect for elders and never let go of the opportunity to learn a thing or two from them.
When it comes to profession, government jobs especially in the administrative field, are best for these natives. They can bring brilliant ideas to the table that are to win the approval of almost all the people. Indulging in social work is one of the fortes of women born under this nakshatra. To make that happen, these natives usually quit their job after 50 years of age. However, till then, they are well off financially and satisfied with how far they have come in their life.
For the Ashwini nakshatra female, the best time to tie the knot is between the age of 23-26. It is said that marrying in this period is fruitful for these ladies and brings them prosperity. However, one who marries after the age of 26 may have to struggle in forging a long-lasting relationship with their spouse. Love marriage doesn’t go well for women under this nakshatra. You may have to deal with situations like divorce, fights and even the death of the spouse in some cases. However, again, love marriage between the age of 23-26 could be a fruitful one. Women under this nakshatra must not trust anyone easily, as if you do, you may have to deal with heartbreaks.
When it comes to health, the Ashwini nakshatra woman will have stress issues. This stress could be the result of hardship in managing both your personal and professional life. So what you could do to tackle such stress is include your spouse in the decision making process. Create a healthy work and personal life balance with them. Fire is something that people under this nakshatra should be very careful about. Office-related work pressure is most harmful for these natives. You must give up on the tendency to do everything on your own and divulge some work for others to accomplish.
As we said, the Ashwini nakshatra is further divided into 4 padas, The four padas and their characteristics are:
Ashwini Nakshatra 1st Pada: The first pada is governed by Mars and rests in the Aries Navamsa. The people born under this quarter have a fierce attitude that seeks to win over others. These people certainly develop an ego that results in them picking up constant fights. However, on the good side, the people born under Ashwini Nakshatra 1st Pada are courageous and high on energy to take things head-on.
Ashwini Nakshatra 2nd Pada: The second pada is governed by Venus and rests in the Taurus Navamsa. The Ashwini Nakshatra 2nd Pada brings practicality to the table. Your choices are to reek good results for you both in your personal and professional life. All material ideas and thoughts will manifest in this pada.
Ashwini Nakshatra 3rd Pada: The third pada is governed by Mercury and rests in the Gemini Navamsa. This pada allows the native the qualities of better decision making. You are to have strong communication skills and quick decision-making ability. Your mental choices would be top-notch and bring you good results.
Ashwini Nakshatra 4th Pada: The fourth pada is governed by Moon and rests in the Cancer Navamsa. The people born under this pada have a tremendous interest in fixing their body. This nakshatra produces most of the physicians and doctors out there. These people bring mental and physical healing capabilities to the table.
As we said, Moon stays in a nakshatra for approximately one day and visits the same nakshatra again after a gap of approximately 27-28 days. So in total, there are as many as 13 occasions in 2021 when the Moon will be in the Ashwini Nakshatra. Ashwini Nakshatra 2021 Dates are:
Good months: February, May, September, and December
Bad months: January, March, July, and October
Neutral months: April, June, August, and November
|Ashwini Nakshatra Ruling Planet||Ketu|
|Nakshatra Symbol||Head of a horse, honey and the beehive|
|Animal Symbol||A Male Horse|
|Presiding Deity||Ashwini Kumaras, Ganesha|
|Lucky letters:||C & L|
|Lucky stone:||Cat’s Eye|
|Symbol Tamasic||Varna Vaishya|
|Lucky Colour:||7 and 9|
|Body Part||Upper foot|
|Baby Names||Names start with Chu, Che, Cho, La|
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