Ashwini Nakshatra (Part 2)



First ( 0-3•20′) Aries: Rules by Mars of Aries. They are pioneering, physically active ( Mars Nature) Full of initiative and Energy

Second Pada ( 3•20′ to 6•40′) Aries: Falls in tauras so ruled by Venus. They are practical and resourceful. Like material manifestation of thoughts and ideas.

Third Pada ( 6•40′ to 10′) Aries: Falls in Gemini so influenced by its airyness. Ruled by Mercury. Therefore, quicker comprehension, clever in mental activity, Communicative.

Fourth Pada (10′ to 13•20′) Aries: Falls in Cancer so ruled by Emotional and watery Moon. Care for people need, Empathic, Emotional faculty.

Check which pada your moon/ ascendent falls and see how nakshatra has influence on your personality.


  • Horse enthusiasts
  • Healing Professions ( doctors, etc)
  • Marriage Counsellers
  • Childbirth specialist
  • Promotional and motivational jobs
  • Transportation industry
  • Atheletes
  • Racers
  • Shopkeepers
  • Gardeners


  • Grazing lands, stables
  • Hospitals
  • Gardens
  • Race tracks
  • Transport ways – roads, railways
  • Health clubs and gyms

Body Part:

Horses are associated with transport so knees and upper feet.


Auspicious: Good for ALL BEGININGS. Ideal for begining, laying foundations, starting

Inauspicious: Bad for all long term endings- that requiring Patience and perserverance. Like marriage, sexual activaty, intoxication, bad habits.

Planetary Ruler

  • Ketu: Refers to all kimds of beginings. for this nakshatra has dictum – Anything is possible
  • Mars: Connected to this Nakshatra due to Aries. Giving it an impulsive nature
  • Sun: Close relationship as Sun is exalted (strongest in aries) Also sun is in continous motion and represents begining and number 1. The horse riders of chariot of this nakshatra ate kids of Sun.

Tip: Sun, Ketu, Mars express strongly in Aswini. Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Rahu do well here as long as Ketu is well placed

Naming of new borns:

In India, naming of child is done based on Which nakshatra the moon is when the child is born.

If a child is born with Moon in Ashwini Nakshatra the syllables are

Chu ( as in Church) First Pada

Che (as in Cherry) Second Pada

Cho (as in Chocolate) Third Pada

La ( as in Las vegas) Fourth pada


In case of afflicated Nakshatra. Remedies include worship of Lord Ganesha

Repitition of Root Mantra: Om Am and Om Im 108 times when Moon is in ashwini nakshatra and lunar month. Refuces suffering and enlightens.

Important actions can be taken up when ashwini is transitted by Moon

1. Ashwini (Part 1)

Extent: 0 – 13 D 20 M (D-Degree, M -Minutes)

Has energy of Ketu ( All beginings)

Name: Translates to Born of female horse or Horse Woman

Symbol: Horse’s Head And Horse carriage carrying two people

Image courtesy: Nakshatra By Prash Trivedi

In short it represents anything BEGINNING.

Deity: Carriage (symbol) is controlled by 2 horsemen named – Dashra (Represents- bringing help) and Nasatya ( Truthfulness). Deity includes Lord Ganesha and Brahma.

Caste: Vaishya (Business)

Gender: Male

Body part representation: Knees and upper feet

Direction: Centre, Easy, South and NW.

Guna: Satvic Nakshatra

Gana (Type): Deva

Lunar Month: First half of the Lunar month of ashwini (Sept/Oct)

Lunar Day: 1st Tithi/Day of Waxing phase of Moon

Gotra: Marichi (light)


Check if your Ascendent or the Moon is in this Nakshatra. That will throw ligjtbon your characteristics. For example, say my Moon is in Ashwini – i ll have characteristics to nature of horse like spontanious , speedy, etc.

Nature of Nakshatra:

  • Spontaneous
  • Quicky, Speed and agility
  • Impulsive behavour
  • Short , Atheletic like sports person ready to run race
  • Eager to start
  • Adventerous
  • Fearless. Think less, do fast, often regret.
  • Humourous
  • Constant need for movement
  • Helpful but for short and quick term
  • Like jumping on from one thing to other
  • Loce to dress well
  • Straightforward
  • Related to affairs of Healing, Rejunavtion and self improvement
  • Often busy with clubs, gymming, body improvements
  • Marked tendency to feel unique
  • Modest in mature. Do not believe in show business

Anything that represents characteristics of horse.

(To be continued…)

3. Nakshatra on Birth Chart

Take a look at Birth chart (Sky). For easy understanding we have taken Lagna as Aries for this chart. See how the Nakshatra are aligned.

The numbers in the Bracket indicate Padas of a Nakshatra. Example Chitra Nakshatra lies in Virgo as well as Libra. It has its 2 Pada in Virgo and 2 in Libra.


Dont try to memorize the names of 27 Nakshatra – it may seem frustrating. Simply keep on referring every now and then and with time the names will gradually imbibe with your knowledge.


2. The 27 Nakshatra

Take a look at 27 constellation within the 12 signs – 

They are as follows:

  1. Ashwini  (In Aries)
  2. Bharani   (In Aries)
  3. Krittika (In Aries and Tauras)
  4. Rohini  (In Tauras)
  5. Mrigashira (In Tauras and Gemini)
  6. Ardra (In Gemini)
  7. Punar Vashu  (In Gemini and Cancer)
  8. Pushya (In Cancer)
  9. Ashlesha (In Cancer)
  10. Magha (In Leo)
  11. Purva Phalguni (In Leo)
  12. Uttar Phalguni  (In Leo and Virgo)
  13. Hasta (In Virgo)
  14. Chitra (In Virgo and Libra)
  15. Swati (In Libra)
  16. Vishakha (In Libra and Scorpio)
  17. Anuradha (In Scorpio)
  18. Jyestha (In Scorpio)
  19. Mula (In Sagittarius)
  20. Purva Ashad (In Sagittarius)
  21. Uttar Ashad (In Sagittarius and Capricorn)
  22. Shravana (In Capricorn)
  23. Dhanista (In Capricorn and Aquarius)
  24. Shatabhisha (In Aquarius)
  25. Purva Bhadra (In Aquarius and Pisces)
  26. Uttar Bhadra (In Pisces)
  27. Revati  (In Pisces)

The 28th Nakshatra is Abhijeet.

Nakshatra 1: What are Nakshatras ?

We are aware of 12 Zodiac Signs. Group of stars together form a Constellation.

Each Constellation is called as a Nakshatra. There are 27 constellation or Nakshatra.

Points to Remember: 

  1. Each is sign is of 30 degree (Sign – Aries, Leo, etc)
  2. Each sign has 2 and half constellations (Or Nakshatra) 
  3. So 30 degree (Sign) divided by 2 1/2 Constellation gives 13 degree and 20 minutes which is equal to 1 constellation.
    1. 30/2.5 = 13 degree 20 minutes
  4. Each constellation is further divided into 4 parts and each part of the constellation (Nakshatra) is called as Pada. 




  1. Each Sign is 30 degree (Each Sign is made up of 2 and 1/2 Constellation)
  2. Each Constellation is 13 degree 20 minutes  (Each Constellation is made up of 4 Pada)
  3. Each Pada within a constellation is 3 degree 20 minutes.