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Nakashatra in Astrology
Ashwini Nakshatra by Hemant Barua

According to the Vedic astrology The Nakshatras are lunar constellations which have energies that they manifest directly and have affects altogether. The first of the Nakshatra is the Ashwini Nakshatra among the 27 prominent Nakshatra that we know of our zodiac and is spread a spread from 0°-0′-0″ to 13°-20′.  The lord of Ashwini Nakshatra is Ketu and the entire Nakshatra falls under Aries. The Nakshatra is indicated by a pair of brightly lit stars in our constellation of Aries. Ashwini in literal sense means “one who is born of a female horse” or “Horse lady”. Therefore, as an alternative Ashwini Nakshatra is also known as Asvayuj. Hence, the constellation is symbolized or shown by the head of a horse showing intiation of new journey.  The horse is a symbol of strength, courage, honor and vivacity. But its head indicates instantaneous steps.

Ashwini native’s characteristics:

Ashwini denotes people who are not restricted and therefore this nakshatra is marked with liveliness and spontaneity. Ashwini is different from the all the other nakshatras in its unique way as people belonging to this nakshatra are quick, animated and spirited. They are incredibly rapid and agile. The main ideology of Ashwini nakshatra is its rapidity and speed, to get one’s goal fulfilled. It is to be concise and direct.Natives of this nakshatra demonstrates a great no fuss attitude.  They have a really great and straightforward attitude towards their work and goals.

The Astrological Range of Ashwini Nakshatra:

(Ashwini Nakshatra ranges from Degrees 0-00′ – 13-20′ in the Aries sign)


Male or female born in Ashwini Nakshatra are quite good-looking, well-cultured, bright, and proficient in their work.

1st  pada Ruled by Mars
2ndpada Ruled by Venus
3rd pada Ruled by Mercury
4th pada Ruled by Moon
Lucky Gemstone  Cat’s eye
Lucky Number 1
Caste Vyshya
Translation “Born of a Horse” or “Horsewoman”
Symbol A Horse’s Head
Animal Symbol A Male Horse
Presiding Deity Ashwini Kumaras
Common Name of the Tree Nuxvomica Tree
Botanical Name of the Tree Strychnosnuxvomica
Seed Sounds Chu, Che, Cho, La
Mode Active
Number 1
Gender Male
Dosha Vata
Guna Sattwa
Element Earth
Controlling Planet Ketu
Ruling Deity of Ketu Ganesha
Disposition Moveable
Bird Wild Eagle
Nature Deva (God-like)
Male Characteristics:

Men who are born in the Ashwini Nakshatra are quite the charming lads. They are quite good looking with great facial features. They tend to have broad forehead and bright as well as big captivating eyes. They are generous people who have gratitude toward those who genuinely care for them. They are great friends and fulfill all the checkboxes one can have when a friends help is needed.

They are patient people but tend to get paranoid over slightest criticism. Its quite a workload to handle one when they go haywire.

Profession/ source of income for male:

The Ashwini Nakshatra natives are average at all kinds of work which basically implies that they are not masters of any particular field.  They are quite the music lovers and enjoy freedom of emotions. They are tight-fisted people when it comes to splurging money because they face financial trouble. They do average till they are 30 but excels after their 30s.

Family life for Male:

Ashwini Nakshatra people are highly devoted family people but are quite adamant too which causes struggles among their family members. They crave for fatherly affection and get all the help they need from maternal uncles or even friends in times of need. They crave for the love and affection of their father but fail to do so. They are likely to get married by the age 26-30 and will have kids more likely to be sons than daughters.

Health for Male:

When spoken about the health scenario Ashwini men are endowed with good health. They need to be a little cautious over weather related changes like cough, cold or viral infections. Coming to the health criteria in the Ashwini men overall they are blessed with good health and just have to be more careful about small health issues caused due to weather changes like cough,viral infections like cold,etc. They are prone to bone issues too after a certain age.

Female Characteristics:

The natives of the Ashwini Nakshatra are quite attractive as they are sweet-talkers and highly patient. They are pure-hearted people but can be over the top sexual desires too. The female of Ashwini Nakshatra are quite modern but believe in traditional way of life. They follow customs and traditions like touching their elders feet at special occasions.

Profession/ source of income for Female:

The Ashwini Nakshatra women believe in administration. They like working at places where they are given authority. They are committed but by the time they reach the age of fifty, they dream of retiring with enough funds so that they can retire without financial woos and enjoy good quality time with friends and family.

Family life for Female:

Females who are born under the Ashwini Nakshatra usually get married between the age of 23-26 years. If there are circumstances when they are not married at the said age they face trouble at settling down due to a number of reasons. Females who have a love life doesn’t have a blissful ending as they generally face problems because those marriage ends usually in separation either by a divorce or even through  the death of their spouse

Health for Female:

Coming to health criteria females of the Ashwini Nakshatra tend to have good health. They are not likely to face health issues but should be cautious enough. They don’t face many health related issues but may have anxiety issues. If they are not in control the issue might lead to adverse effects and the situation maybe out of control. The females of Ashwini Nakshatra should be cautious while cooking and driving to avoid unnecessary accidents.

Ashwini Nakshatra Padas

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters, also known as padas. The position of the moon decides in which quarter you were born.

First pada (0-3:20 degrees Aries): Aries.

It’s ruled by mars .You are born quite attractive and spirited. You are very active physically. You are spirited but have a secret and dark side. You keep secrets and can be cruel and mean when pushed to the core.

Second pada (3:20-6:40 degrees Aries): Taurus.

It’s ruled by Venus. You are quite well off with nice amount of wealth on which you live comfortably. You are quite materialistic. You keep yourself in check all the time and maintain a good composure.

Third pada (6:40-10:00 degrees Aries): Gemini.

It’s ruled by Mercury .You are smart and intellectual. You are logical and a great speaker who can keep up with your arguments.

Fourth pada (10:00-13:20 degrees Aries): Cancer.

It’s ruled by theMoon .You are spiritually inclined. You are philanthropist. You are great when it comes to being empathetic. You are a natural healer when it comes to heal people.

Written by : Hemant Barua
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