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Characteristics of Jyestha Nakshatra

Jyestha is the 18th nakshatra of the constellation of 27 nakshatras. It falls under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. The presiding deity of this nakshatra is Lord Indra, ruler of the Gods, who blesses the natives with a shrewd and courageous nature. The planetary lord of this nakshatra is Buddha, or Mercury.

The symbol is an umbrella or disc representing the divine energy of Lord Vishnu and Mercury, who bestow protection and intellectual abilities.

Those with their Moon in Jyestha are blessed with the capacity to have great accomplishments. They are protective, wise, profound, and responsible.


They are sincere in their responsibilities and understand the value of time. They come across as broadminded and courageous people who intelligently deal with difficult situations in life. They know how to separate right from wrong and have the capacity to make decisions based on wisdom.

They are hardworking and result-oriented. They are ambitious by nature with well-defined goals. They know what they want and strive hard to achieve their goals. They never let distractions come in between their set goals, and never deviate from their chosen path.

With a nature of being highly self-reliant and self-disciplined, they are ready to shoulder any sort of responsibility. They are generally guided by the pursuit of materialistic accomplishments. These natives of Jyestha nakshatra hide their inner feelings and intentions and work hard to create a good image of themselves. They are able to command respect from others.

Being generous and philanthropic, they always help the needy. Their nature is never to send a needy person away empty handed. Due to their kind, protective, and compassionate nature, they go out of their way to help others. Their desire to achieve name and fame is their inherent quality.

On the negative side, they can be rash and impulsive, and they hardly listen to the advice of others. Their anger, arrogance, and mood swings make situations unpleasant for those around them. They have a dominating quality and like to wield control over others. At times, they are malicious and revengeful.

According to Varahamihira, the Moon in Jyestha gives “an angry disposition, few friends, lustfulness, contentment, and a sense of responsibility.”