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Ashwini Nakshatra

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Ashwini ("Horsewoman") (0°00' - 13°20' Aries)

Each star we see in the night sky is a burning hot sun, much like our own Sun. In astronomy, the twin signs that make up the nakshatra of Ashwini are called Alpha Arietis and Beta Arietis. Indeed, the ruling deities for Ashwini star in Vedic Astrology are the divine twin physicians – the Ashwini Kumaras. While people born under Ashwini may traditionally take up a career in medicine, they also innately carry a healing energy and their ability to heal others through prayer is greatly enhanced.

The Ashwini Kumaras have a youthful appearance and bestow this ageless presence along with a charming innocence to those born under Ashwini. The symbol for this star is a horse’s head, which signifies power, dignity and swiftness. As the first star in the cycle of the nakshatras, Ashwini carries the energy of beginnings. Those born under Ashwini hold the ability to initiate or pioneer ideas and activities.

They must be cautious as not to begin something they cannot finish. Ashwini is known as the quickest of all nakshatras and behaves in a direct and to-the-point manner. Just like an untamed horse, they can be confident and independent but do not like to be told what to do. Ashwini gives focus to self-improvement and wants to feel unique among its peers. This is a spontaneous star with active intelligence and sincerity.

Translation

"Born of a Horse" or
"Horsewoman"

Indication

The star of transport

Animal

A Male Horse

Ruling Deity of Ketu

Ganesha

Mode

Active

Gender

Male

Guna

Sattwa

Disposition

Laghu (Swift) & Kshipra (Light)

Tree: Common Name

Nuxvomica Tree

Seed Sounds

Chu, Che, Cho, La (see Padas of Ashwini)

Related Planets

Mars, as ruler of the Aries &
Sun, as it is exalted in
the 1st Pada of Ashwini

 
Symbol

A Horse’s Head

Star Energy

Shidravyapani Shakti

Controlling Planet

Ketu

Nature

Deva (God-like)

Constellation

3

Dosha

Vata

Element

Earth

Bird

Swan

Tree: Botanical Name

Strychnosnuxvomica

Color

Blood Red

Presiding Deity

Ashwini Kumaras, the
golden armored horse-
headed twins of ancient Vedic
lore who performed many
miracles as the physicians
of the celestial gods.

Sacred Energy Vortex

Sri Bhava Aushadeeswarar Temple

The sacred temple that resonates with the Ashwini star is located in a village called Thiruthuraipoondi in Tamil Nadu, India. Those born under Ashwini star should visit this temple as frequently as possible.

The name "Sri Bhava Aushadeeswarar" temple refers to a form of Lord Shiva. "Sri" is a mantra giving respect and good fortune, "Bhava" means state of mind and "Aushadeeswara" means Lord of medicine who cures disease. Sri Bhava Aushadeeswarar temple is a sacred vortex filled with disease-curing energy.

People born under the Ashwinistar should perform a pooja or abishekam with sacred herbs (there are 64 elementary herbal substances) on their Ashwini day in order to strengthen their inner light and healing capabilities. People born under other stars can also receive healing benefits to recover from illness by performing a pooja or abishekam on Tuesday, Saturday, Ashwini star day. These rituals also benefit the holy waters surrounding the temple and create medicinal qualities in the temple pond, streams, lakes and surrounding vegetation. It is beneficial for visitors to take a holy bath in the temple pond and receive the blessings for health benefits.

  • Youthful
  • Ageless
  • Filled with agility
  • Fearless
  • Direct
  • Competent worker
  • Motivation to initiate new activities
  • Intelligent
  • Self-sufficient
  • Charming
  • Playful nature
  • Loves family
  • Good finances
  • Powerful
  • Intuitive
  • Idealistic
  • Spiritually inclined
  • Adventurous
  • Natural healer
  • Helpful
  • Moderate habits
  • Well dressed
  • Traveler
  • Independent
  • Powerful
  • Nurturer
  • Drawn to activities of healing or self-improvement

General Characteristics

Gentle and personable manners; handsome appearance; talented and intelligent; skilled in work

Padas (quarters)

Each Nakshatra is divided into four quarters called padas that contain more specific characteristics of a person born in that pada

First Pada Second Pada Third Pada Fourth Pada
00°00' - 03°20' in Aries
Navamsa sign: Aries
Soul Sound: Chu
Keyword: Driven
03°20′- 06°40′ in Aries
Navamsa sign: Taurs
Soul Sound: Che
Keyword: Luxury
06°40' - 10°00' in Aries
Navamsa sign: Gemini
Soul Sound: Cho
Keyword: Sharp Mind
10°00' - 13°20' in Aries
Navamsa sign: Cancer
Soul Sound: La
Keyword: Empathetic
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