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Ashwini Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

People born in Ashwini Nakshatra in Astrology are good-looking and like jewelry. They are proactive, intelligent, and fortunate. According to Nakshatra Sooktha, people born in Ashwini Nakshatra have a good hearing ability. Ashwini Nakshatra indicates horses, horse riders, horse dealers, commandants, physicians, attendants, merchants, and handsome people.

Ashwini Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology is one of the Tiryaka Mukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras with their mouths curved). 'Ashwa' means the horse. The meaning of the word Ashwini is one like a horse. In these nakshatras, things related to roads, dams, the expansion of metals, chariots, boats, etc., can be auspiciously begun and performed.

Ashwini Nakshatra in Astrology
Ashwini Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Face of a Horse 
The symbol of Ashwini is the face of a horse. The horse suggests the rate of growth of a baby.

Deity: The Ashwinikumar
Ashwin stands for the twin time before dawn. They are gods of medicines, and their favourite drink is honey. They offer longevity and healthy life.

Vedic Story of Ashwini Nakshatra:
The Ashwinikumara or Ashwin are the twin brothers born as an effect of Sun and Sanjana. They are represented as twins with the head of a horse and a human body. They are royal physicians of Dheva. They are related to healing and everlasting youth. Ashwinikumara is the lords of speed, the falcons of light, the task force's riders, responsive and brilliant. They are observed as an embodiment of knowledge and speed.

Range0⁰ - 13⁰ 20”
RashiAries (Mesha)
YogatharaSheraton or Beta Arietis
Apparent Magnitude2.64
Latitude8⁰ 29” 14’
Longitude10⁰ 06” 46’
Right ascension1h 54m 21.8s
Declination+20⁰ 47” 1’

Characteristics of Ashwini Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

  • An Ashwini dominated person wants to finish things fast.
  • They are excellent in averting danger either physical or psychological.
  • Ashwini person will start their puberty or menstrual cycle quite early in life and become sexually aware at a very early age.
  • Native born in Ashwini Nakshatra can find any place to take a nap; whether its on a uncomfortable plane, train, or bus ride or in comfort of their bedroom, they use sleep to gain energy and not for pleasure.
  • Their main aim is to wake up as early as possible so that they can start running in the race of life.
  • A horse lacks collarbone hence, Ashwini person may have weak collarbones.
  • The most distinctive feature of a horse is his muscles and endurance, which is widely known around the world so its obvious that an Ashwini dominated person have strong muscle tendons and ability to work far longer and faster than others.
  • One word that comes in my mind is the “Horsepower” which is used in describing the power of a car’s engine.
  • A horse is an extremely powerful animal, who can kill a man with a single kick from hind legs.
  • If we compare horse’s body to a human, the hind legs of a horse are like his actual legs while the front two can be considered as arms.
  • An Ashwini person will have strong legs and thighs to help them run in sports.
  • Ashwini is about horses having strong muscles and legs to run fast. Bodybuilding is about building muscles and having the endurance to lift heavy weights.
  • The horsepower also translates into love for fast moving objects like racecars, rockets, fighter jets and bullet train.
  • An Ashwini person may love such type of transportation and sometimes can take on as a hobby too.
  • What is another prominent feature of a horse? His face, specially the long nose, big eyes, and long neck.
  • Next time observe a person with heavy influence of Ashwini nakshatra in their chart, for instance cluster of planets in Ashwini nakshatra, and observe their face.
  • Face of a person in astrological sense is seen from the 2nd house but that is only 50% of the story.
  • A cluster of planets in a birth chart will always dominate the ascendant and 2nd house for body and face.
  • A Virgo man can be overweight because he may have several planets in Cancer in Pushya nakshatra.
  • Notice the hair on horse’s head, they move with wind and are naturally styled without a salon in the wild.
  • Ashwini men or women love to have long hair and styling their hairs.
  • They always do whatever they can to have silky smooth hair.
  • Horses are known for their wild spirit, which is why there is a term wild horse.
  • A horse wants to simply go anywhere he wants, when they wish and not care about a master-slave relationship.
  • An Ashwini person is extremely independent, free, and wild.
  • They want adventure, they want to climb mountain then eat lunch then go and play basketball.
  • They hate schedules, deadlines, and order.
  • They simply want to be themselves.
  • An Ashwini person always does what they want, including the way they want to dress and do their makeup.
  • Since a horse can run hundreds of miles before they eat their next meal it shows a horse can go to distant places into a new territory.
  • Ashwini person wants to travel far away places and meet people who are brand new to them.
  • They may even marry someone who is of a different culture or from foreign lands.
  • Another fascinating fact is that Ashwini person loves to do their hair right, loves to work with hair and hair style, that’s because a horse has a very stylish hair, which come upon their forehead and rise with the wind.

Attributes of Ashwini Nakshatra in Astrology

  • By the influence of this star, the native is expected to be equestrian (horse-ride) or a soldier, also a physician with extraordinary power to heal the after-speak of physicians excellence or process.
  • It is possible, in the horoscopes of these physicians, it will be seen that the Graha for successful medical practice is positioned in Ashwini Nakshatra.
  • From Aswi is supposed to be derived carriages for animals for transport, everything related to transport and transport department. The Puranas relate that the two Aswini Kumaras were born of mother Sanga and father Ravi. The mother held the solar semen in her nostrils, for otherwise, she could not hold it. It is so strong.
  • They are the twins of Sanga. Therefore, this Nakshatra is supposed to produce twins, Mangal in this Nakshatra - especially if the Lagna is in Kumbha and Mangal in bhatristhan indicates twin brother and sister for the native. Or suppose Ravi, Guru or Pitri Karaka or lord of the Bhava signifying father or son similarly is in this Nakshatra. In that case, the father of any of the uncles or any of the children may be one of the twins.
Ashwini Dev in Vedic Astrology

Description of Ashwini Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: A person will be scholarly, steady, expert, faithful to his duties, an important personage in his family, will have self-respect, and eat little. He will enjoy a high degree of respect and be of medium status.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: The person born under the star (Ashwini) will have a great deal of intelligence, wealth, modesty, sagacity and fame, and will be happy.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Ashwini Nakshatra will be charming, fortunate, skillful, intelligent, fond of ornaments and women, and be valorous.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: One born under the asterism Ashwini will be fond of ornaments, lovely in appearance, attractive or liked by all, efficient and intelligent.

Ashwini Nakshatra Pada Description

Ashwini Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Aries Navamsa (Governed by Mars in Astrology)
  • Those born in the first Pada of Ashwini Nakshatra are daring, carry on fire-associated jobs, stingy, and court other women.
  • The person born in the 1st Pada of Ashwini Nakshatra will show strong & amplified mars transit.
  • The person will show high amounts of endurance, athletic competitive, technical, constructive goal-oriented, pioneering, hard-working driven, daring, courageous and exuberant healing, doctors, protector, emergency work, rescue temper, hot-headed, revenge-minded, immature, overly aggressive.

Ashwini Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Taurus Navamsa (Governed by Venus)
  • Those born in the second pada are religious, bright, wealthy by corns.
  • Venus energy tones down the aggressive mars nature balanced aggression, controlled action, think before acting, less impulsive/accident prone practical, resourceful, controlled indulgence, socially graceful, thoughtful actions, personable, balanced heroic actions, physically creativity, physically artistic, dancers, musicians, athletes, sports involving balance or creative aspects.

Ashwini Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Gemini Navamsa (Governed by Mercury).
  • The person born in the third pada of Ashwini Nakshatra is learned, good eaters, enjoyers, anxious, win in arguments, quarrelsome and heroic.
  • Mercury energy speeds up the communicative and thinking process mentally, communicative, energetic speech, numerous mentally competitive, debating, arguing, board games, word games, etc. attuned to emergencies, danger and extreme situations, fast responses mentally quick-witted, fast learner, quick interpreter, mental gymnastics, gossipy mentally geared toward topics of actions, health, healing, sports, war, independence and pioneering activities.

Ashwini Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Cancer Navamsa (Governed by Moon).
  • Those born in the fourth quarter are worshipers of gods, religious, obtain the goodwill of women.
  • Moon energy brings emotional nature to mars empathetic, healing, nourishing and idealistic towards others in need emotionally attached to helping others, giving all the have to save a life, help a person or assist their needs every pioneering effort or anything that demands physical effort gets their full emotional attachment.
  • The person is very protective and defensive of people they care about, their environment, things they create can jump into dangerous situations, show greater courage and give all their efforts to help people in emergency situations emotionally charged or depressed by the results of healing or failing to help others.

Sun’s Ingress (April 14 – April 27) for Ashwini Nakshatra

  • The Sun enters Ashwini Nakshathra on the 14th of April and stays here till April 27. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Ashwini Nakshatra.
  • Lord Shree Rama, the 7th Avatar of Lord Vishnu, is born when the Sun is in Ashwini Nakshatra. Ashwini Nakshatra is owned by the Ketu, and Ketu suggests enlightenment. The Moon was in Pushya Nakshatra. In Shree Rama's horoscope, the Sun is exalted, and the Moon is in its own sign. Lord Shree Rama was born at noon. This means he was born on Karka Lagna. The deity of Pushya Nakshatra is Bruhaspathi. This indicates knowledge.
  • Suppose you remember the Vedic story of Bruhaspathi. You may note that even Lord Rama had to face his spouse's separation for some time. During this period, lord Hanumana was also born. We all know the close connection of Lord Rama with Lord Hanuman. In the case of lord Hanuman, the Moon was in Swathi Nakshathra. The deity of Swathi Nakshathra is Vayu Dhevatha. Therefore, Lord Hanumana is called Vayuputhra or the son of Vayu.
  • Lord Hanuman was born at sunrise, i.e. on Aries ascendant. The Lagna would be in Ashwini Nakshathra. Please also note that Lord Hanuman had an energy of Ashwa or horses and Vayu or the wind.

Tree of Ashwini: Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha or Withania somnifera is the tree for Ashwini. It is also called winter cherry. Ashwagandha means the one with a horse like an odour. The wet roots of this tree smell like horse urine. The height of the tree is around 3 feet. It has many branches, and the fruits are red. Primarily the roots are used in medicines.

Applications of Ashwagandha:-

  1. Ashwagandha is used to treat anxiety, depression and fatigue.
  2. It improves blood circulation, a tonic for nerves and effective in numbness.
  3. It boosts immunity in children.
  4. It is effective in sexual disorders.
  5. It helps to reduce muscle pain.
  6. It helps to increase testosterone levels and improve female libido.

Astronomical Information of Ashwini Nakshatra

  • Some astronomers think Alpha Arietis is the Yogathara of Ashwini and others think it is Beta Arietis. We will go with Beta Arietis simply because Alpha Arietis is outside the range of Ashwini.
  • This is a spectroscopic binary star system—a star orbit pair around each other. A pair cannot be resolved using an ordinary telescope. A star with a mass of a Sun orbits a star double the Sun's mass every 107 days. In this star system, 95% of the luminosity is produced by a heavier star.
  • While they rotate around each other, the smaller star comes closer to a larger star. The distance is as less as just 20% of the sun and mercury distance.
  • Interesting enough, the deity of Ashwini Nakshathra is Ashwini Kumara. They are called twin brothers as if our seers very well knew about this binary star system! It is pearly white and in the right horn of the ram. It is considered hotter than average.

Remedies for Ashwini Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedSplit Lentil or Dal
DonateStaple Food
VrathamDhanathrayodhashi
Vedic SookthamAshwinou Sooktham, Oshadhi Sooktham, Aarogya Sooktham

Ashwini Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign compatibility of Ashwini Nakshatra Bride

Cancer, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Capricorn

Sign compatibility of Ashwini Nakshatra Groom

Taurus, Gemini, Cancer, Libra, Capricorn

Nakshatra Compatibility of Ashwini Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Bharani, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigasheersha
  • Gemini: Mrugasheersha, Aardhra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya*, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva*
  • Libra: Chithra, Swathi*, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha*
  • Sagittarius: Poorvashada, Uttharashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttharashada, Shravan, Dhanishta*
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha*
  • Pisces: Uttharabhadhrapada, Revathi*

Compatibility Factors of Ashwini Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aadhya or First.
  • Gana (Nature): Dev or God.
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Horse or Ashwa.
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Ashwini Nakshatra: Gain of new clothes.
  • Result of first menses on Ashwini Nakshatra: Simple, stable and may get a son as well as a daughter.
  • Result of performing Shraddha on Ashwini Nakshatra: Increase in longevity.
  • Beneficial Activities on Ashwini: Selling, learning, wearing new clothes and jewellery, stage performance, art and craft, plantation, stitching clothes, marketing, starting a new job, monetary investment, ploughing, sowing seeds, Vaman, Virechan, Shiramokshan and entering a new property.
  • Beneficial Sanskara or Ceremonies on Ashwini: Naming, first solid feeding to baby, piercing, haircut, shave, threading, manicure, pedicure, first shave of a baby, introducing letters to a baby, start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha or Deeksha

Caste of a Native With Ashwini Nakshatra

  • The caste of this nakshatra is the merchant, which fits quite well with the Ashwins.
  • Many who think this nakshatra is only for healing and medicine are completely wrong.
  • Ashwin is about performing miracles, healing not only just body but also situations and results, and traveling quickest to something.
  • Being of a merchant caste they are always quick to do business and make a deal upon their talent of performing miracles for the client or company.
  • Merchant is simply a business-man or a business-woman and has a quality of being most friendly having great stories to tell to sell an item.
  • These charming folks would always swindle an average person.

Remedies of Ashwini Nakshatra

  • Since Sun has a golden hue and Ashwin Kumars are the sons of Sun it’s quite understandable with this connection.
  • For Ashwini people offering water to the rising sun is the greatest remedy including wearing 22k (why not 23kt or 24kt) gold which has a true golden hue to it.
  • The opposite nakshatra to Ashwini depending upon the degree is either Chitra or Swati. Why so? Sanjana who is the mother of Ashwins is the daughter of the celestial architect, Vishwakarma, while Swati is all about fast moving wind, very much related to the quality of fast and moving theme of Ashwini.
  • The best remedy for Ashwini individual is to play board games, taking pictures, traveling and reading a book.
  • Any individual in their life, who has either Chitra or Swati nakshatra, depending upon the native’s degree will be the greatest help for them.
  • The other remedy is to plant tree or plants with healing herbs in their own garden or backyard.

Summary of Ashwini Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerKetu
SymbolHorse head
DeityAshwini Kumara (horse-headed celestial physicians)
RulershipHorse-dealers, commandants, physicians, attendants, horses, horse riders, merchants, handsome persons, and horse-grooms.
Work ProfileBusiness people
Moon in AshwiniThe person is a lover of show, fine clothes and ornaments. He has an attractive personality, is handsome and lovely, clever, skillful and intelligent.
ActivityActive
CasteVaishya
DirectionDownward (South East)
GenderFemale
NadiKapha
NatureTikshna (sharp)
QualitySattvic
YoniCat
SpecieRakshasa
TattvaWater
PurusharthaDharma or religion

What is the Animal of Ashwini Nakshatra?

The Animal Symbol of Ashwini Nakshatra is a Horse.

What is Special about Ashwini Nakshatra?

Ashwin is a Kshipra Nakshatra, which means any activity that requires fast reaction, fast healing, and fast results should be expected when the Moon is transiting this nakshatra. Activities like giving medicine, starting a competitive race, business or bet, putting in a plant or wanting quick results from your email or text.

Which Rashi is Ashwini Nakshatra?

Ashwini is the first nakshatra and is contained within Mesha/Aries.

Who is the Lord of Ashwini Nakshatra?

The Lord of the Ashwini Nakshtra is Ketu.

Who is the Deities of Ashwini Nakshatra?

The deities of Ashwini Nakshtra are Ashvini Kumaras, who are the physicians of the heavenly gods.

What is the Symbol of Ashwini Nakshatra?

Horse’s head

What is the Gana of Ashwini Nakshatra?

Deva Gana

What is the Quality of Ashwini Nakshatra?

Laghu and Kshipra (Light and Swift)

What is the Caste of Ashwini Nakshatra?

Vaishya (Merchant)

What is the Bird of Ashwini Nakshatra?

Wild Eagle

What is the Tree of Ashwini Nakshatra?

Strychnine, Poison Nut tree

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

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