The 9th Nakshatra: ASHLESHA.
The four quarters are ruled by:
Guru (Jupiter) - the 1st quarter,
Shani (Saturn) - the 2nd quarter,
Shani (Saturn) - the 3rd quarter,
and Guru (Jupiter) - the 4th quarter.
Other aspects of this Nakshatra:
Purushardha (life's vector or motivation) is Dharma.
Totem animal is Cat (male).
Symbol - a serpent.
Devata (Deity) - Nagas.
Dosha - Kapha.
This is the 9th Nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 16°40' to 30°00' in Karkata. While the
planet of intelligence, Buddha (Mercury), rules this Nakshatra, the lord of the sign is
Chandra (Moon). As a result, these people retain the charm of young age even in their old
Ashlesha born have
a stout body and somewhat ruddy complexion. But their disease resistant
capacity is limited. They tend to put on weight in the middle age. Unless they
have a strong Mangala (Mars) placed favorably in their chart, they will lack
aggressiveness. Females born in this Nakshatra know how to win their opponents
through tact. But contrary to the males born in this sign, these females are
somewhat shy, reluctant to come out with their views openly.
Ashlesha born are
talkative and know how to impress others by smooth glib. Since the lord of the
sign, Chandra (Moon), indicates the masses, their smooth talk helps them attain public
offices. They also make successful politicians. But they seldom fulfill their
promises. They have respect only for themselves. They know how to generate good
publicity for themselves, even through the simplest acts of life. On the
positive side, these people can make some of the best statesmen, given a
favorable combination of planets like Guru (Jupiter), Sūrya (Sun) and Mangala (Mars).
Arts or the
commerce faculties suit these people for education. In case of career, these
people may face sudden reversals of fortune. Females born in this Nakshatra are
good for administrative works.
There is a saying
that persons born in Ashlesha Nakshatra possess serpent's sight that even the
look of these persons on others will have the effect of penetration of certain
unknown force. In order to escape from such sight, it is the ancient
traditional practice that the neighbors grow bamboos on the border or fences
of their houses. Probably the bamboos have magnetic power to catch both sight
Ashlesha born normally possess rude appearance. He may appear to be having
stout body and rude features but inside built up is void.
and general events: He will not be grateful to anybody even to those who have given him
life. Outwardly he tends to show that he is very sincere and would like to
share the tragedy of others but he is not like that. He is very talkative. One
of the added advantages is that he can attract people with hypocritical words
and he is fit to man various organizations. Since there is an inherent quality
of leadership and eagerness to reach the top he can shine very well in the
political field. In spite of all those mentioned above, which may appear to be
an adverse indication of the character, he is the most intelligent person who
can give suitable leadership to a country.
It is also seen that
some Ashlesha born who are cowards, poor-hearted and soft-spoken. They are not
arrogant by themselves but they are arrogant to the world, because of the
peculiar expression they show to the world.
He does not believe
others blindly. Even then it is seen that he mostly associates himself with
black marketers, thieves and murderers. He does not keep any distinction
between rich and poor, good and bad people. He does not like to have any
resistance to his independence from any circle and has a good liking towards
the persons who are ready to accept his leadership and obey his orders whether
in the negative or in the positive approach. To such persons he is ready to
sacrifice anything. He never likes to cheat others nor he likes to engulf
others property. But it is seen that he is quite often mistaken by others.
One of the drawbacks
with the Ashlesha born is that his brain always supports the persons who are
not in need and reject the request of the persons who are in need. Suppose he
renders a helping hand to a needy person he will not hesitate to publicize such
Whatever may be the
plus and minus points in the Ashlesha born, it is generally noticed that he is
luckiest, popular but hot-tempered person. If anybody closely watches him it
will be seen that he loses his temper where it is not required and where it is
required he keeps silent. On the one side when we say that the Ashlesha born is
luckiest, the fruit of that lucky existence cannot be enjoyed by him.
Mostly he is betrayed
by the relations and friends and helping hand is extended by the unknown.
source of income/profession: He may have his education in Arts or Commerce line.
In the professional field, the native gets speedy promotions and sudden
reversals. A heavy loss of money at the age of 35-36 years of age and
unexpected and unearned income when he is 40 years of age.
will have to shoulder much of the family responsibilities, most probably it may
be due to the native being the eldest in the family. His wife cannot understand
him. She does not want to share her wealth with other relatives (sister-in-law
or cousin brother etc.).
5. Health: He will have flatulence,
jaundice, and pains in legs and knees, stomach problem. He will be addicted to
Females born in
Ashlesha will also enjoy almost all the results mentioned for the male natives.
Most of the females born in this Nakshatra are not good looking. However, if
Mars is associated in this Nakshatra, she will have beautiful figure.
and general events: She will be self-restrained and will possess
non-caring attitude. The inherent quality of shyness in the females is present
in a greater degree in the case of Ashlesha born females. Her moral is of a
very high order. She will enjoy good respect and recognition from her
relations. She has the capacity to conquer her enemies mainly through
sources of earning/profession: She will be very efficient in her official work. She
maybe, if educated, employed in an administrative capacity. Illiterate females
may be engaged in selling fishes or work in the agricultural field.
is very efficient in the household administration. She should be careful while
dealing wit in-laws, as there is a possibility of making some plot against her
so as to create friction with her husband.
5. Health: Joint pains, hysteria,
dropsy, jaundice and indigestion. She
will have frequent nervous breakdown.