Current Muhurtas

In any daytime there are certain periods, which have special meaning.

Yama Ghantaka

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Rishi Vasishtha: "Yama Ghantaka should always be avoided in any Muhurta for auspicious (Shubha) activity". It is considered that any activity (especially travelling) started during the period of Yama Ghantaka pushes the one towards to death.

Abhijeet Muhurta

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Abhijit Muhurta is one of the most auspicious and powerful criteria for initiating all types of works.

Brahma Muhurta

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Brahma Muhurta is optimal for waking up as well as any activity connected to spiritual practices (such as Hatha Yoga, Dhyana (meditation), etc), creating, planning, projections etc.

Gulikā Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Gulika Kalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

Rahu Kalām

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According to Jyotish knowledge Rahu Kaalam is a very negative (Ashubha) period of time every day that should be shunned for all auspicious and beneficial activities.

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0°00' - 13°20' Aries (Mesha)

The 1st Nakshatra: ASHWINI.

The four quarters are ruled by:
Mangala (Mars) - the 1st quarter,
Shukra (Venus)
- the 2nd quarter,
Buddha (Mercury) - the 3rd quarter,
and Chandra (Moon) - the 4th quarter.

Other aspects of this Nakshatra:
The Purushardha (life's vector or motivation) is Dharma.
Totem animal is Horse (male).
Symbol - a head of horse.
Devata (Deity) - Ashwini Kumars.
Dosha - Vata.

Ashwini is the first Nakshatra of zodiac having a spread from 0°0' to 13°20' and ruled by the Southern node Ketu. Entire Ashwini Nakshatra falls in the Mesha (Aries), which is ruled by the aggressive and fiery planet Mars (Mangala). Though generally the qualities like aggressiveness are prominent in natives born in this sign (Rashi) and Nakshatra, the occurrence of the same may differ according to the quarter occupied by the Chandra (Moon) and the sign occupied by the lord of the Nakshatra, Ketu.

Males born in this Nakshatra have large eyes and a broad forehead. The nose is slightly bigger and longer compared to the rest of the face. Generally these people are slim but yet powerful. If any of the fiery planets, viz. The Sūrya (Sun) or Mangala (Mars) is placed in any of the fiery signs, viz. Mesha (Aries), Simha (Leo) or Dhanu (Sagittarius), these people have good disease resistant power.

People born in Ashwini are generally cheerful, nearly always bubbling with enthusiasm. They are very active, always busy doing something and if nothing else, will spend their time keeping their house neat and clean.

They are faithful to the people who love them and will try to do anything for such people to reciprocate their love. But understanding somewhat rude and strange behavior of Ashwini natives will be the responsibility of others. If the others can do this, then Ashwini native will prove to be the best friend one can find. Ashwini natives are sympathetic to the people in trouble and can provide proper guidance to such people.

Though aggressive and rude in normal times, males and females born in this Nakshatra know how to keep their patience in times of difficulty. For this reason, males born in this Nakshatra make some of the best military officers. But it is very difficult to calm these people when they loose their cool.

These people are stubborn and whenever provoked, will try to avenge their insult. This quality is most prominent in case of people having strong Mars (Mangala). If Ketu, lord of Ashwini is occupying Vrshchika, such person will have the tendency to take revenge secretly.

They meticulously plan their tasks and consider nearly every aspect of the issue before taking any action. They are ready to accept the responsibility of their actions, whether good or bad.

A male born in this Nakshatra is a firm believer in God and respects holy places. But he also carries the view that religion is not an end in itself; rather, it is a tool for humankind to achieve happiness. Hence, he also believes that a religion needs to keep on adapting to modern times. A female born under this Nakshatra tries to stick to old traditions while carrying a modern mindset. She likes to respect the old and elderly and perform the traditional family rituals.

Ashwini natives are a jack of all trades. In their quest to know as many new things as possible, they end up trying various vocations, rarely carrying on a single vocation for a longer period. Generally they have to struggle for success even in small matters till the 30th year.

The wise old saying 'Marry in haste and repent at leisure' fits perfectly to these people. Though they sincerely love their family members and close associates, their somewhat rude behavior sometimes alienates them. When that happens, these people feel rejected. Many times they receive help and appreciation from people outside their family.

Male Natives

1. Physical features: Male born in Ashwini Nakshatra will have a beautiful countenance. His eyes will be bright and large. Forehead broad and nose a little bigger.

2. Character and general events: The native may appear to be very calm and quite, but capable of getting his work done unnoticed and is more predominant in the case of native born during the period from April 14th to April 28th, when the Sun will be transiting his exaltation place in Ashwini and from October 14th to October 28th, when the Sun will be transiting his debilitation place in Swati. There is a saying that even Yama, the God of Death, cannot change his adamant attitude. Those born in the Ashwini of other months will have stubbornness in a lesser degree.

He will remain faithful to those who love him and will not hesitate to sacrifice anything for such persons. Ashwini born is the best friend in need provided others understand him. He keeps his patience even at the time of greatest perils. But it will be a hurricane task to console the native when he goes berserk. He is the best adviser to the persons in agony. But he deeply resents and fears criticism, see suggestions from others, as a frightening attempt at manipulation.

He takes his own time to do any work. Even so, his actions may be slow but well thought. He will not jump upon any matter without examining prose and corns of each item of work. He cannot be easily influenced. Once he carries out an action or work, whether it is good or bad, right or wrong, he will stick to what he has done, come what may.

He is a firm believer of God. But there is no room for religious or other sentiments. He is orthodox but in new style i.e., he believes in modernization of orthodox method and belief.

Even though he is quite intelligent, at times he makes mountain of even small matters. This leads him in a state of lack of mental peace and will always be in desperate mood. He is always interested in keeping the entire surroundings neat and clean.

3. Education and sources of earnings / profession : He is jack of all arts. He is generally fond of music and interested in literary pursuits. Period up to his 30th years of age will be full of struggle. He has to face obstacles even for small matters. From the 30th year of age, there will be steady and continuous progress which will continue up to 55 years of age.

One of the predominant features noticed is that he is very stingy, but his expenditure will be more than his income due mainly to his pomp and show. He is inclined to meet his desires and needs at any cost.

4. Family life : He loves his family in entire sincerity. However, he is subjected to hatred by his own family members due to his adamant behavior. Affection that was expected and the care that was required, cannot be derived from the father of the native. In other words, the natives as also his co-borns will be neglected by their father. Whatever help he may derive is only from the side of his maternal uncle. Maximum possible help will come from those who are outside the family circle.

Normally marriage takes place between 26 to 30 years of age. There will be more sons than daughters.

Female Natives

Females born in this Nakshatra will have more or less the same general results as mentioned in the case of male natives. In addition, she will have the following results:

1.Physical features: Eyes will be bright and small resembling to that of a fish. She has a magnetic look.

2. Character and general events: She has the technique of bringing anybody near to her with her sweet speech. She maintains utmost patience. She indulges in too much sexual operations. She is pure-hearted. Even while living in the modern society she maintains the age old tradition of respecting elders.

3. Education, sources of earning / profession: If employed she may either be not interested in the work after 50 years of age and may quit the job or seek voluntary retirement. It is not a negative point. She may do so, as her financial or other conditions would have improved by her 50th years of age, and she no longer requires any work for her livelihood. She will thereafter devote herself to the welfare of the family and to some extent do social work, provided other planetary positions are not adverse. Administrative type of job is earmarked for her.

4.Family life: Normally marriage takes place between the period of 23 years to 26 years of age. It has been noticed that in case marriage takes place at a young age i.e., before the age of 23 years, such marriage ends either at divorce, separation from the husband for long time or even death of the husband.

There will be more female children than male children. She is quick to respond to the needs and desires of her children to pursue the interest of the children. Whenever time permits, these females do cleaning of the house and household articles and they force others to do the same.

5. Health: Her health will generally be good. Main cause of her ailments is unnecessary mental worry and anxiety. In some cases, when such worry or anxiety goes beyond control, it has been noticed that brain disorder of mild type takes place at a later stage. She should always be careful while cooking or while handling fire. In the modern society, motor vehicle accidents have also been noticed.

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