In Vedic Astrology, known as ‘Jyotish’ in Sanskrit, the 27 constellations (Nakshatras) determines the core of celestial influences on our planet. The term Nakshatra when dissected gets split into Naksha - Map and Tara – Star which apparently points out the “Star mapping” technique. The 27 Nakshatras, in a way, represents our ideal path in the passage of life right from the moment of birth and goes till death.
This Nakshatra is the heralder of Mercurial energy and is represented in the night sky by a ring of stars in the constellation of Hydra known in modern astronomy as Epsilon-hydrae Delta-hydrae Mu-hydrae Rho-hydrae Sigma-hydrae and Zeta-hydrae. Even though they are not so bright stars, they are easily visible in the dark sky from pollution-free vantage points. The brightest among them is the Zeta-hydrae which has a visual magnitude of 3.12
He is oxymoronic because of the mismatch in his thoughts and his outputs. He doesn’t stand by his opinions but holds a high moral value for himself. He has a gifted tongue and vocal cords that everyone loves to hear him talk. This eventually drives him towards activities that are mostly involving stage plays, anchoring a show, or even a public speaker and eventually a politician. He constantly equips himself with new ideas and fuels his mind to achieve what has not been achieved yesterday. Simply, he’s in a fast forward motion accelerated by his ego and old memories.
Professional Life: They have strong desires and an urge towards diversified interests. As a result, they can even end up juggling between different professions although they are much inclined towards Arts. They are more likely to become Orators, Communicators with a top-notch strategic mindset, Media services, or even as a Politician because of their persuading skills and deceiving talks. He looks like a guy who doesn’t care much about wealth and acquisitions but deep inside he longs for it so badly.
Compatibility: He is supposed to have a loving wife who stands with him as a column of support even during difficult situations, most of the financial problems. But once he gathers enough momentum, he gets himself into the game totally in chase of wealth as he would have experienced poverty and the need for money so badly in early childhood days.
Health: He has frequent joint pains, elbow, bone-related problems, indigestion, and chronic diseases
She is that kind of a woman who wants to have control over everything that’s next to her. Although she sounds Cocky and self-oriented she also does empathize with others. She can argue about anything with anyone and can win it effortlessly as she has known the tricks of the trade better.
Professional Life: Well educated Ashlesha women are often seen to be designated for decision making roles in an organization. When she misses her formal education she is known to be looking after her home and kids with a joyful nature and also doing some part-time jobs at few instances.
Compatibility: She lives the best part of her life with her husband and kids. She also loves her in-laws in an equivalent manner although they sometimes try to induce verbal spat.
Health: She is known to have frequent ear pain, pain in joints, menstrual problems, and mental anxiety.
Name: Coiling, Clinging, Embracing or Entwining. The name is also derived from the Great Serpent King/God Shesha
Symbol: A coiled snake
Deity or God: Celestial Serpent Kingdom
Nature: Intuitive and Great Observers
Mode of Functioning: Active Nakshatra
Caste: It belongs to the lowest caste called Mleccha (outcaste)
Gender: Female Nakshatra
Body Parts: Bone joints like Elbows, Knees, Knee caps; Nails and ears
Direction: Directional range that covers from Northwest to North. Like all Serpent energies, it is strong in Southwest as well
Profession: All professions dealing with poison; Petroleum industries, Chemical engineers; Self-serving professions like Politicians; Psychologists, Con artists; Pet snakes and Cat owners
Places: Places where Snake and reptiles live; Chemical factories, Drug shops, Hospitals; False cuts and religious institutions like ISCON
Guna (Essence): Sattwic Nakshatra
Tattwa (Element): Water element
Gana (Type): Rakshasa (Demonic) Nakshatra as Hydra is an abode of most dangerous Celestial Demons
Orientation: Downward looking Nakshatra
Disposition: Hard, Sharp, and Dreadful Nakshatra
Lunar Month: It relates to the first half of the Lunar month of Magha, January in the solar calendar
Lunar Day: It is related to Navami (9th tithi or day) of the waxing and waning phases of the Moon’s monthly cycle.
Auspicious Activities: Harsh measures like Administering Poisons, Filing of Lawsuits; Good for scheming and plotting against one’s enemies; Good for sexual activity; Low-risk short term activities; Kundalini Yoga.
Inauspicious Activities: Beginnings and Initiations are not favorable; Bad for doing Business; Highly unfavorable for borrowing or lending money
Planetary Ruler: Moon and Mercury
Vowels and Alphabets: “Dee” “Doo” “Day” “Doh” “Dah”; Ashlesha in Sanskrit corresponds to “Kha” and “Ga”, consequently its mantra is “Om Kham” & “Om Gam”
Sexual Type: It is the most intensively sexual Nakshatra; Cat is its sexual animal. Even in the present day, this Nakshatra is responsible for most of the sexual exploitation.
Compatibility: Punarvasu Nakshatra
Esoteric: In Greek Legends, Hydra is the many-headed serpent that was eventually subdued by Hercules. Ancient Legends also suggests that the crown and authority is achieved only when the dark serpent is subdued within all of us.
Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Vashishta, one of the seven sages who looks after Galaxy’s affairs
Remedial: Paying reverence towards Serpents and doing Serpa Homam is very favorable
Historical Personalities: The first and the only woman Prime Minister of India, Indira Gandhi was born on Ashlesha raising on her Ascendant
1st Pada: 16-40′ – 20-00′ Cancer, falls in Sagittarius Navamsa and is ruled by Jupiter. It deals with enmity, diseases, and 6th house affairs. It puts a lot of hard work to achieve success.
2nd Pada: 20-00′ – 23-20′ Cancer, falls in Capricorn Navamsa and is ruled by Saturn. It relates to dealing with people and mostly communicating. It is a highly ambitious Pada and it uses most of the Ashlesha’s negative traits like deceit, trickery to achieve what it desires. This Pada is bad for finances as it a Ganda Mula Pada.
3rd Pada: 23-20′ – 26-40′ Cancer, falls in Aquarius Navamsa and is ruled by Saturn. It relates to the occult side of Ashlesha while Secrecy being the key element. This Pada can go to a very large extent and takes intensive approaches to scheme and plotting. The mother’s well being is seriously affected by the planets.
4th Pada: 26-40′ –30-00′ Cancer, falls in Pisces Navamsa and is ruled by Jupiter. This Pada is filled with illusions and moral struggle is at its peak. At this stage, Serpent of Ashlesha finally gets slain and the natives are subjected to be deceived and tricked rather deceiving others. As a result, natives do not show their true nature and Father’s well being is seriously affected by the planets.
Lucky Number: 5
Lucky Letters: D
Lucky Colours: Red & Black
Lucky Stones: Emerald
Advantages of Wearing Emerald