Nakshatra/Star – 1. Ashwini( 0°0’ – 13°20’ Mesha )
Star Series : Ashwini (0°0’- 13°20’ Mesha )
Ashwini is the 1st Nakshatra and it is beginning of everything, Ashwini shows horse head. It is ruled by Ketu. In Vedic legend they are twin brothers, who were born out of union of Surya and his wife Sanjana. Ganesha, elephant-headed son of Parvati and Shiva, is also strongly attached with this Nakshatra. Ganesha also represents beginnings of all things and is regarded as remover of obstacles.
All associated qualities with quickness, like agility and speediness, form core of Ashwini’s functioning. One can see that in order to be quick, one has to be direct and to point. This Nakshatra has a straightforward, no nonsense approach to dealing with things and life in general.Natives with prominent Ashvini never lose a minute in converting their impulses into thoughts and their thoughts into action. This often results in an impulsive behavior pattern, which in its negative aspect often leads to rashness. All phrases like ”Hurry causes delay, and haste makes waste”, seem to be aimed directly at Ashwini natives.
When Ashvini is rising on Lagna, it makes person short, athletic, robust and charming in an innocent sort of way. In fact, natives with prominent Ashwini can be singled out by their innocent looks and childish demeanor. Ashwini people are very daring, they have lot of courage, if a 70 years old person is riding a horse, he can be an Ashwini born. Ashvini natives usually like to dress well and can be seen spending a considerable amount of time on their wardrobe. Ashvini natives like to be unique in whatever they do and how they are seen. They are passionate in love and sex with huge sex drive like a horse.
This is male Nakshtra and It belongs to Vaishya (merchant) caste of Nakshatras. Equestrian professions, horse trainers & keepers and all those involved in equine jobs or sports; horse racing , enthusiasts / gamblers; all types of healing professions (in present day and age physicians, therapists, chemists, counselors, physiotherapists, druggists & surgeons); marriage counselors and childbirth specialists; those involved in promotional & motivational jobs & campaigns; physical arts like dancing; those involved in transportation industry; athletes and all sport related jobs; herbologists; gardeners; teachers & educators for beginners; all those involved in racing professions like motor sports; adventure sports; explorers; stunt men; researchers & pioneers; concretors & all those involved in laying foundations in building industry; people in law enforcement agencies; soldiers; generals; mechanical engineers & those involved in engineering professions in general; jewelers, especially goldsmiths; small business owners and shopkeepers in general.
Padas of Ashwini Nakshtra & related letters :
First Pada of this Nakshtra (0° 0’ – 3° 20’ Mesha) falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. This is Pada which relates to most pioneering, courageous and physically active part of this Nakshatra. This Pada is full of initiative and bestows abundant energy and drive. First Pada of this Nakshtra corresponds to the letter ”Chu”.
Second Pada of this Nakshtra (3° 20’ – 6° 40’ Mesha) falls in Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. This Pada relates to more practical and resourceful aspect of this Nakshatra. It is connected to splendorous, graceful and indulgent aspect of Ashvini Kumaras. This Pada likes to see material manifestation of its thoughts and ideas. Second Pada of this Nakshtra corresponds to the letter ”Che”
Third Pada of this Nakshtra falls in Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. This Pada relates to light, humorous, communicative aspect of this Nakshatra. This Pada gives a very quick comprehension and makes one adept at all kinds of mental activity. It can be said to be speedy jack of zodiac. Third Pada of this Nakshtra corresponds to the letter ”Cho”.
Fourth Pada of this Nakshtra falls in Cancer Navamsa ruled by Moon. This Pada relates to healing part of Ashvini. This Pada has an eye for people’s needs, and is usually very in tune with pulse of collective consciousness at any given point in time. It is birth place of emotional faculty, which manifests itself as empathy. Fourth Pada of this Nakshtra corresponds to the letter ”La”.
Guna (essence), Gana (type), Tatva (element),Caste and Gender:
Ashwini Nakshtra people belong to Satvik Guna, Dev Gana, Earthly element, Male gender and Vaishya (merchant) caste.
Ashwini people should worship lord Ganesha to remove obstacles and problems in life.