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.
0-00′ – 13-20′ in Aries sign, Ashwini, the beginning of everything, especially Ketu’s energies, are represented in the celestial firmament by two bright stars in the constellation of Aries. Ancient Vedic Legends saw the Aries constellation as a formation of Horse’s head and thus these two stars were observed as making a similar pattern. These stars are called as Alpha-Arietes (Hamal) and Beta-Arietes (Sheratan) with a visual magnitude of 2.02 and 2.06 respectively. These two relatively bright stars lie very close to the planetary ecliptic, right below the Andromeda constellation and are easy to locate in the night sky.
Great Initiator, Pioneer, and a Skillful individual, He is a person who has tons of affection into him and is ready to shower it over others who love him. He is the one who can sympathize and empathize with others very easily than others as the quality of emotional intelligence is firmly rooted in the mind. He is known to keep his calm even during hard times and difficult situations thus making him a go-to-person whenever people come across hardships and seek help. But it becomes extremely tedious once he gets out of control as it is no longer possible to get him under your thumb.
Professional Life: Jack of All Trades but Master of None. He has to understand the Art of Saving in order to perish.
Compatibility: Friends are for life and he loves his family a lot.
Health: Although Good and prosperous health is always enjoyable, one has to look after Stomach disorders and Chest pain issues on a serious note.
Excellence in Communication, along with the sense of responsibility and social well being, Ashwini woman is capable of possessing both the modern and traditional cultural values simultaneously. They are subjected to have a modern thought and sheer respect to traditional values at the same time. They are gifted with Earthly attributes thus making them extremely patient during difficult times. They are well known to balance family and friends in an equivalent scale.
Professional Life: True to their work and are Interested in Social activities
Compatibility: Ideal marriage age is 23-26, if gone beyond this, the individual is inviting unnecessary problems to their life.
Health: Arguably, Physical health is important, but it is even more important for an Ashwini to look after the mental complications like stress, depression, and anxiety.
Name: “Birth of a female horse” or “The Horse-Woman”
Symbol: “Horse’s head”, conveying the meaning of “the very beginning”. It is as relatable as riders patting their horse’s neck before every ride.
Deity or God: Ganesha, “the beginner of all things” and “remover of all obstacles” and Ashwini Kumaras, the celestial twin horsemen solving the problems of whomsoever they encounter during their travel.
Nature: Highly spontaneous, Straight forward, Swift and Agile.
Mode of Functioning: Active asterism as Vedic seers observed from its basic nature and disposition
Caste: Vaishya or Merchant caste of Nakshatras
Gender: Male (Masculine)
Body parts: Knee and top portion of the feet
Direction: Centre, East, South, and Northwest
Places: All places where Initiations and Beginnings are done.
Gana (type): Godly or Deva Nakshatra
Orientation and Disposition: Level and Moveable Nakshatra
Lunar Month: First half of Ashwin Lunar month (September or October)
Lunar Day: Prathma, 1st Tithi or day in waxing lunar phase
Auspicious Activities: Learning new things, Self-improvement
Inauspicious Activities: Patience, Dealing with emotions and Endings
Nakshatra Planetary Ruler: Ketu, The Ruler
Vowels and Alphabets: “Chu” “Che” “Cho” “La” and “Am” “Aam” & “Im”
Sexual Type: Sensitive and Passionate
Esoteric: Power to set anything right
Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Marichi, who look after Galaxy’s affairs
Remedial: Worshipping Ganesha
Historical Personalities: Bruce Lee, indicating his swiftness and agility
1st Pada: 0-00′ – 3-20′ in Aries sign, falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. It relates to pioneering, courage and initiation activities.
2nd Pada: 3-20′ – 6-40’ in Aries, falls in Taurus Navamsa and is ruled by Venus. It is related to the grace and indulgent activities of the Legendary Ashwini Kumaras.
3rd Pada: 6-40’ – 10-00’ in Aries, falls in Gemini Navamsa and is ruled by Mercury. It relates to the humorous and communicative aspect of the Nakshatra thus improvising the mental activities.
4th Pada: 10-00’ – 13-20’ in Aries, falls in Cancer Navamsa ruled by Moon. It relates to the healing part of Ashwini like fulfilling people’s needs. This is also the place where Empathy germinates.
Lucky Numbers: 7, 8 & 9
Lucky Letters: C & L
Lucky Colours: Black
Lucky Stones: Cat’s eye
Advantages of Wearing Cat’s eye Stone:
For those suffering from the distressing effects of this Nakshatra, Lord Ganesha, The remover of all obstacles, is a one-stop solution for all your problems.
Ashwini marks the importance of the repetition of "Om Am" & "Om Im" mantras. When these mantras are chanted 108 times when the moon transits this nakshatra and in its corresponding lunar month, it successfully eliminates the sufferings and brings further enlightenment in one's life.
Red and Bright variegated colors are suggested to be worn to get super amazing results