Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

People born in Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology are Skilled in Intellectual Pursuits, Analytically Minded, Critical Thinking and Detail Minded Strong Observational Skill, Cunning and Clever, Sharp Memory, Good at Writing and Researching Obstinate and Stubborn, Black and White Thinker, Inflexible Perceptions Spiritual and Mystical Side, Interest in Occult Practices, Astrology Independent, Security Minded, Good Worker, Discipline with Strong Focus at Task Strong Will, Ambitious, Willing to Do Anything to Attain Power, Natural Entrepreneur and Pioneer

Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology is one of the Adhomukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras which have their mouths downwards). In these nakshatras, things related to tanks, wells, temples, mining, digging, etc. can be auspiciously begun and performed.

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Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Coil
The symbol for Aashlesha is a coil. This indicates the position of the foetus. The symbol for Pushya is an arrow because the foetus was straight. 8th weeks position of the foetus can be correlated to a coil.

Deity: The Sarpa or Serpent God
The deity of Aashlesha is Sarpa or serpent god and the symbol is a coiled serpent. Serpent God has many forms. The first form is Ananth. We are going to know more about Ananth Shesha Naga in the coming pages.

Vedic Story
Anant means infinite and Shesha means remainder! Shesha was born to sage Kashyap and his wife Kadhru. Kadhru means reddish brown. Kadhru gave birth to thousands of snakes out of which Shesha was the eldest. Many of Shesha’s broth-ers were cruel and were inflicting harm to others. Shesha was disgusted by the cruel acts of his brothers, so he left his mother and other relatives. He lived on air and meditated in places including Gandhamadhana, Badhrikashrama, Gokarna, Pushkara, and Himalaya. His penances were so severe that his flesh skin and muscles dried up to merge into his frame. Brahma convinced Shesha’s penance ked Shesha to request a boon.

Shesha asked that he shall be able to keep his mind under control so that he can continue to perform penances. Brahma accepted the request and asked him for a favour. Brahma requested Shesha to go beneath the earth and stabilize it. Shesha is known to support earth even today.

Range93⁰ 20” – 106⁰ 40”
YogatharaAsellus Australis or Delta Cancri
PositionMiddle of Pushya
Apparent magnitude3.94
Latitude0⁰ 4” 37’’
Longitude104⁰ 51” 54’
Right ascension8h 44m 24s
Declination18⁰ 10” 23

Characteristics of Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Nagas are the divine serpents.
  • The first thing when we think of Ashlesha is the serpents or a snake, but we are actually going to go deeper than just this animal.
  • We will look at the yoni animal of Ashlesha, which is a male cat.
  • A male cat or cats in general are extremely moody, they won’t come to you when you call them, they don’t just want to be snuggled when you feel like doing but if you discipline a cat by forking them or slapping them they would suddenly turn against you and run away.
  • A dog on the other hand is completely opposite. But cats are affectionate and loving but only when they feel they want it.
  • There are two different types of cats in the world: outdoor and indoor.
  • An Ashlesha person either is extremely independent or wants to explore everything or they are forced to be homebodies because the owner doesn’t want them to leave and get lost.
  • In some way an Ashlesha person will be suppressed by their mother.
  • One of the most known features of a cat is their eye. They have the most piercing eyes that can scare you or hypnotize you.
  • Ashlesha native have the most beautiful eyes.
  • When ascendant, Moon, Sun or Jupiter are placed in this nakshatra the native will have big bold eyes because these are light receivers; eyes are the only organs that makes us see things via light.
  • When we look at the symbol of Ashlesha it is the coiled snake or wrapped around a sword.
  • The element of Ashlesha is the earth/water.
  • It’s in the sign of Cancer, which is the original 4 th house of land, real estate, but it’s also a water element of intuition, psychic qualities and represents going inwards.
  • Ashlesha is one of the most mysterious nakshatras after Uttara Bhadrapada in my observation.
  • First let’s talk about the water element. Ashleshas are natural psychics and have natural intuition within them, whether it’s a banker, actor, detective or an occultist.
  • They just know who’s with and against them in their natural environment. The water element of Cancer is related to the environment because it occurs on land (Earth).
  • Water cannot find its form unless it has a foundation of land and solid ground.
  • Ashlesha natives are very much into the environment and environmental causes.
  • The element of water (liquid) also has cosmically one of the most sought after treasures in the open: the Kundalini.
  • The Kundalini awakening is a process of collecting energetic fluid rising up the spine with spinal fluid into the pituitary (pineal) gland.
  • Ashlesha people are some of the most prominent people with some kind of an awakening on their spiritual path.
  • One gets Ashlesha nakshatra due to their past life merit, where just a little effort goes hundreds of miles.
  • Ashlesha nakshatra dominates the Cancer nakshatra from middle to the end, which means the emotions of a Cancer native can find singular focus internally, which opens the flood gate to spiritual realization.
  • The story of Ashlesha lies in the story of divine beings known as Nagas.
  • They are half human--half serpents who dwell deep beneath the surface of Earth and on another planetary system with 18 moons somewhere in the galaxy.
  • Truth doesn’t have to be seen, it needs to be felt in the heart.
  • They are highly spiritual, mystical and masters of rituals and occult, which initiated a DNA progression and passed down to every Ashlesha native, hidden inside them like a ticking time bomb.
  • Many people perform yoga and most of them may know Patanjali yoga. If you ever see an image of Patanjali he’s a half man and half serpent saint who gave the key to escape this prison known as Earth.
  • It's well known amongst the yogis in the Himalayas that Earth is a prison designed to keep you inside without walls.
  • The best way to keep a prisoner not feeling trapped is to give them an illusion that they are free and as a result they will not try to escape.
  • You can look at Patanjali like the character from the film “The Shawshank Redemption”, which conveys the message that with patience, work ethics one can be free from this prison.
  • If Ashlesha individuals direct their energy inwards to seek the truth they would be the first one to find the gate to escape.
  • In conclusion Ashlesha people know how to play mind games and dissect others without looking bad.
  • The story of Ashlesha’s deity aka Nagas was born to sage Kashyapa and Kadru.
Lord Sarpa Deity of Aslesha Nakshatra.
  • On one fine night Kadru placed a wager with the family of Vinata, mother of Garuda and Aruna (charioteers of Vishnu and Sun god, respectively).
  • The mother of nagas secretly tells her sons to cover the trail of Sun with black color and by doing this they won the bet and made Vinata and her sons their slaves.
  • The nagas demanded the elixir of immortality from Indra through Garuda and Aruna and mentioned that if they can fulfill their wish they will set them free.
  • After they spoke to Indra about their situation he agreed to give them the elixir but with a trick.
  • Once Kadru and Nagas were handed the elixir they were freed from their oath but Indra quickly came and took the pot from them but in the process a single drop spill on the ground and nagas quickly went to the ground to lick the drop but at the same time the sharp blade of grass split their tongue and hence they have the forked tongue.
  • Since this time, they went underground in a place called Naga-loka, which is extremely beautiful and sensual with many gems and ornaments, which contain the spiritual vibration of this Earth.
  • They love being around such gems, which helps them to understand the highest of consciousness.
  • Knowing this history of Nagas, which is extremely small part of their entire existence we can see that Ashlesha people when run by a stepmother will always find her wrath as a master slave relationship.
  • Ashlesha natives will also get extremely attracted to elixir of life like medicine, essential oils, chemicals, which helps to heal the body and take the poison out.
  • Since Nagas became snakes and developed the venom, they have been trying to find redemption to be themselves again.
  • Ashlesha people will always, one way or the other deal with chemicals; it may not be professionally but even as a hobby.
  • Nagas transformed themselves from divine beings to a snake.
  • Ashlesha people are always transforming their looks and becoming masters of disguise.
  • The leaked drop from the elixir pot also shows one would always have leaky taps in their home during the cycle of the planet (mahadasha) which is placed in this nakshatra.
  • The Nagas and their mother, who wagged a wager for no apparent reason to get them into trouble, Ashlesha people always challenge themselves with others but wind up losing at the end if they are not careful.
Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology
  • Such folks are extremely secretive and love to hide their treasures in secret places like Rohini and Mrigashira.
  • Similar to these two nakshatras, Ashlesha also loves gems, and wears only the most beautiful and authentic gems.
  • Their homes are also the most beautiful sensual places.
  • It looks more like a museum than a home.
  • Since Nagas live underground, which some called underworld, Ashlesha with malefic influence of Rahu, Ketu, or Saturn can become part of underworld don and mafias.
  • They love being the head of a group whether it’s a spiritual, religious or criminal organization.
  • The one feature we have seen with snake nakshatra like Rohini and Mrigashira is their ability to elope with various people not for marriage but for sexual pleasure.
  • Ashlesha is known for this, but they are more known to express their sexual fantasy on a single partner most of the time.
  • Mars, Moon and Mercury in Ashlesha the native will have bisexual experiences and love threesome or foursome sexual activity.
  • Mars in Libra and in Ashlesha has produced the most gay or bisexual people.
  • One of the most prominent features of a snake is that they curl up when sleeping or even mating and hence, becomes a prime feature of Ashlesha.
  • During lovemaking they like to hug tightly and crush the other person as snake has one of the strongest grips on their victims but do not mistake this Naga with the other two snake nakshatras.
  • The first two nakshatras we studied are the aftermath of Naga’s transformation but Ashlesha is about who they originally were and to the point of transformation.
  • Thus, we’ll find that Ashlesha are not so easily understood or observed.
  • We think of them as cheating, sleazy manipulative people while they are the victims of their environment to have such personality.
  • If an Ashlesha native is not victimized during their childhood, they usually grow up to be quite normal.

Attributes of Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 16'40" to 30'00" degree Karkata. Chandra is the lord. It is the birth star of Ketu. Symbol-coiled up snake.
  • It is the nature of a snake to hide, to encircle and entwine, to creep on the chest, to embrace, and to enjoy or unite surreptitiously.
  • All this is an attribute of Ashlesha also. The cunningness of the serpent, its devious nature, the burning sensation of poison and pain along with all consequences that poison connotes are to be read in the constitution of Ashlesha.
  • The virtues and vices of the serpent are all in it. Chandra in Ashlesha sicklier with various faults in great intensity. Whoever would have his or her karmapathi (Lord of the 10th house) or bhagyapathi (Lord of the 9th house) in this star would run the risk of having all his or her principal acts in life handicapped, jeopardised or spoiled by many kinds of danger and obstruction.
  • If the Lagna is in this star, the native would possibly be of wily disposition. Such people would like to work in secret and their words would carry the sting of poison.

Description of Ashlesha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: The native who has Aslesha as ruling Nakshatra will be cruel (or of malefic tendencies), fickle-minded, eloquent, will lead mean, be bestowed with wisdom, will have a lot of money, will have income in multiple ways, will have sons, and will be cunning.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If a person is born under the star (Aslesha) - i.e. when the Moon is in that asterism, he will be silly; betraying ingratitude by his speech, of hasty temper and depraved.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Aslesha will be mischievous, cruel, fond of others' wives, crafty, straight in form (i.e. will not be crooked-bodied), addicted to vices, and self-restrained.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: The asterism Aslesha makes one insincere, inclined to eat everything, sinful, ungrateful, and deceitful.

Ashlesha Nakshatra Pada Description

Ashlesha Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Those born in the first pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are learned and dignified. They are knowledgeable and follow the instructions of religious discussions. They are intelligent and good speakers. They are independent and know other's jobs, and respected by kings.
  • Those born in the first pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Hard Working, Effort Driven, Broad Idea Focused, Always Learning, Capable of Large Wealth Emotional, Caring, Charitable, Generous, Fame from Charity Attached to Education.
  • Those born in the first pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Law, Philosophy, Religion, and Higher Ideals Bringing Out Broad Minded Ideas Into the World, Building Hospitals, Churches, Schools, Donating to Colleges and Institutions.
  • Those born in the first pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Conquering Broad Visions, Looking Into the Future, Always Working on New Business Ventures.

Ashlesha Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are duffers, fickle, interested in doing silly jobs. They are also gluttons, sharp, and go after other's women. They are also fierce.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Selfish Emotionally, Willing to Leave Others Behind to Move Forward.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Extremely Ambitious in Fussiness, Cunning, Clever Goals Towards Status, Wanting Authority, Wanting to Be the Boss Government Oriented.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Wanting to Help Government, Raising to Status in Government, Charity Toward Government.

Ashlesha Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Those born in the third pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are chatterboxes, slow, idle, interested in doing silly jobs, stingy, and thieves. They suffer from windy diseases.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Ambitious, Strait Forward, Honest, Philanthropic, Working with Others Emotions aimed at Improvement.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are  Wanting to Reform Society, Working to Bring Underprivileged out From the Bottom Using Thinking to Innovate.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are

Ashlesha Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Those born in the fourth pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are learned, knowledgeable, soft-spoken, respected and loved by all, have no enemies, great sufferers, and loved by womenfolk. They are truthful and wealthy in respect of money and corns.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Compassionate, Empathetic, Extremely Emotional, Giving All of Self Emotionally Ambitions to Create, Creative Goals, Using Emotions with Imagination, Making Art.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Music, Natural Born Writers Connecting to Others Emotionally Through Art, Giving a feeling of life through Art Hospitable, Good at Hosting, Hotel Managers.
  • Those born in the second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra are Bed and Breakfast, Home Care, Real Estate Prone to Being Victimized, Mental Illness Issues, Financial Problems, Struggles with Illusion and Morality.

Sun’s Ingress (Aug 2 - 15) of Ashlesha Nakshatra

  • Sun enters Aashlesha on Aug 2 and remains there till Aug 15.
  • If you are born during this period then your Sun is in Aashlesha Nakshathra. Deep Pooja or worshipping of the spiritual flame is performed on the new Moon day of Aashadha month.
  • On this day, generally, both the Sun and Moon are in Aashlesha Nakshathra. Here the flame of light is an indication of next-generation (Light of Vavsha) and it is worshipped for the wellbeing of coming generations.
  • It is also worshipped for the good health of the baby in the womb because during this period the pregnancy is confirmed.

Tree of Ashlesha: Nagakesara

Nagakesara is a very famous Ayurvedic herb used in treating fever, vomiting, urinary tract disorders, and migraine. It is also used in Shuddha Thanthra. Traditionally it is kept in the treasury to increase the earnings. Some people also tie its
bud to the arm.

Applications of Nagakesara

  • Nagakesara with ghee is used in hemorrhoids or piles.
  • Nagakesara is used to cleanse the uterus after delivery or abortion.
  • Nagakesara oil is applied to burn wounds and ulcers
  • Stamens of Nagakesara with red sandalwood paste is used for glowing skin

Astronomical Information for Ashlesha Nakshatra

  • Astronomers are divided about Yogathara of Aashlesha Nakshathra. Some consider it as Hadrae and others consider it as Alpha Cancri. I am going ahead with alpha Cancri purely based on apparent magnitude because other factors are Alpha Cancri is a 4th magnitude star.
  • It is also called Acubens and located at the left claw of the crab. Because it is close to ecliptic it can be occulted by Moon but rarely by other planets. It is a white star and considered hotter than average.

Remedies for Ashlesha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedMeat or eggs of a bird
VrathamNaga Panchami Vratham, Sarpa
Vedic SookthamSarpa Sooktham

Ashlesha Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Rashi Compatibility of Ashlesha Nakshatra Bride or Groom

Aries, Leo, Virgo

Nakshathra Compatibility of Aashlesha Nakshathra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krutthika
  • Taurus: Krutthika, Mrugasheersha
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Utthara
  • Virgo: Utthara, Hastha, Chithra
  • Libra: Chithra
  • Scorpio: Anuradha, Jyeshtha*Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha
  • Capricorn: Dhanishtha
  • Pisces: Uttharabhadhrapadha

Nakshathra Compatibility of Aashlesha Nakshathra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krutthika
  • Taurus: Krutthika, Mrugasheersha
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Utthara
  • Virgo: Utthara, Hastha, Chithra
  • Libra: Chithra
  • Scorpio: Anuradha, Jyeshtha*
  • Sagittarius: Moola*, Poorvashadha
  • Capricorn: Dhanishtha*
  • Pisces: Uttharabhadhrapadha

Compatibility Factors of Ashlesha Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aanthya or last
  • Gana (nature): Rakshasa or daemon
  • Yoni (animal symbol): Marjara or cat
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Ashlesha Nakshathra: The clothes may get damaged
  • Result of first menses on Ashlesha Nakshathra: Interested in flirting, short-tempered, aggressive, good speaker, may not get along with her children and laid back.
  • Result of performing shraddha on Ashlesha Nakshathra: Birth of a son
  • Beneficial activities on Ashlesha: Diplomacy, attack on the enemy, manufacturing weapons, learning to ride animals and vehicles, digging a well or a borewell, and marketing.
  • Beneficial samskara or ceremonies on Ashlesha: Start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha or Deeksha.

Quality of Ashlesha Nakshatra

  • Ashlesha is a Tikshna nakshatra, which should be used for destruction, conquest, and secretive activities away from the light of the world.
  • This is also a good nakshtra for starting Shiva pooja, Naga Pooja, getting a cat or kitten and studying the environment.
  • This is also a great nakshatra for taking out toxins from the body when people go for detoxing.

Caste of Ashlesha Nakshatra

  • This is an outcaste nakshatra, which shows that Ashlesha individual will always take the most opposite and 3 rd party route to achieve their goals in life.
  • This being one of the most mystical nakshatra it would be no surprise if your average billionaire has taken a mystical and occult approach to attaining their wealth.
  • They might have a professional astrologer on salary, they may go to a tarot card reader to see which stock company they should buy or invest in.
  • Their lifestyle choices will be very bizarre for most to understand.
  • If you ever go to a home of an Ashlesha native observe the unusual items as décor in their home.
  • This is the nakshatra that also loves engaging in unusual sexual activities like the movie “Fifty shades of Grey”.

Sound of Ashlesha Nakshatra

  • Dee- pada 1, Doo- pada 2, Day- pada 3, Doh- pada 4. Sound has an extremely important role to play with nakshatra.
  • Everything we do, say, buy, wear, drive has a name attached to it known as a brand.
  • One must look at their chart with accurate time of birth and see where the nakshatra of Ashlesha is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Cancer? If someone is a Pisces ascendant then 5th house would be Cancer; when using such brands or names that starts with such sounds would be beneficial for happiness, children and luxuries.

Remedies of Ashlesha Nakshatra

  • The best remedy for Ashlesha is to always use essential oils.
  • When they use them they tend to get the most prominent beneficial effect of such oils.
  • Success lies in the mood.
  • If the mood is lazy and dull, success is 6,000 miles away, but when the mood is uplifted, motivated success is where you stand.
  • Seeing snakes will be the biggest blessings; now don’t go out hunting for snakes but go to someone who cares for snakes professionally or most of the time in temples of Shiva, Kali, and Ganesha in India will have snakes.
  • Ashlesha individuals should wear pure authentic diamond or gems because Nagaloka is filled with authentic gems.
  • There is some unknown energy that natural gems carry which provides something to the Naga race.
  • Everyone knows that gems are connected with planets, but that is not what this remedy is, this is simply connected with natural gems and Nagas.

Summary of Ashlesha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerBudha (Mercury)
Symbola coiled serpent
DeitySarpa (a divine snake)
Rulershipartificial things, bulbs, roots, fruits, insects, reptiles, poison, robbers, cereals, all classes of physicians.
Work profileWork away from home, leather or
sewage-related work
Moon in AshleshaThe person cheats, eats all kinds of food, does evil deeds, is wily and treacherous.
NatureTikshna (sharp)
PurusharthaDharma or religion

What is Special about Ashlesha Nakshatra?

Ashlesha is a Tikshna nakshatra, which should be used for destruction, conquest, and secretive activities away from the light of the world. This is also a good nakshtra for starting Shiva pooja, Naga Pooja, getting a cat or kitten and studying the environment. 

Which Rashi is Ashlesha Nakshatra?


Who is the Lord of Ashlesha Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Ashlesha Nakshatra?


What is the Symbol of Ashlesha Nakshatra?

 Coiled Snake

What is the Gana of Ashlesha Nakshatra?

Rakshasa (Demon)

What is the Quality of Ashlesha Nakshatra?

Tikshna (Sharp or Dreadful)

What is the Caste of Ashlesha Nakshatra?

Mleccha (Outcaste)

What is the Animal of Ashlesha Nakshatra?

Male Cat

What is the Bird of Ashlesha Nakshatra?

Small Blue Sparrow

What is the Tree of Ashlesha Nakshatra?

Nag Champa

What are the Initials of Ashlesha Nakhatra?

Dee, Doo, Day, Doh

To read this article in Hindi, visit : Ashlesha Nakshatra in Astrology in Hindi.

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