Ashlesha Nakshatra is 9th among 27 Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology.
What is Ashlesha Nakshatra?
This is a first ‘Gandant’ Nakshatra (‘Gand’ means a knot and ‘Ant’ means the end, spiritual end) where both Nakshatra, as well as the house, comes to an end. Ashlesha names from its shakti (creative faculty), which is the ‘Vish Ashleshan Shakti’ Vish means poison and Ashleshan mean burning. Therefore, the name implies the burning of the poison.
Ashlesha nakshatra is also about the awakening of the kundalini Shakti which resides around the spine.
This Nakshatra can create poison to destroy its victim. There is a poison element of all of the Zodiac associated with the Nakshatra.
Any planet which sits in this Nakshatra, the Karakatwas of it could be poisoned. e.g., If 4th lord in the fourth house, then the mental peace can be missing.
Ashlesha Nakshatra- The Nakshatra of Transformation
This Nakshatra is also related to transformation. When the snake shed their skin, it hibernates as their eyes become cloggy. Ashlesha Nakshatra can have pitiful eye sights or have poor insight into this. But Sexuality, arouse ability, and sensuality is quite high in this Nakshatra. But their eyes can be hypnotic.
The natives of this Nakshatra can victimize people. Mars in Ashlesha Nakshatra is debilitated, which acts with its negative energy and can harm even without being hurt.
Ashlesha Nakshatra- The Teekshana Nakshatra
Just like Ardra, Jyestha, and Moola, Ashlesha Nakshatra is a ‘Teekshana Nakshatra,’ which means dreadful Nakshatra. It has a good command upon healing. But this healing is not the healthy healing but the negative healing i.e., the healing seen in chemotherapy wherein the good cells have to be killed through poison. So, this to start these kinds of healings, Ashlesha Nakshatra is the right choice.
Characterstics of Ashlesha Nakshtra
- Ashlesha Nakshatra is an ‘Adhomukha’ or a Nakshatra, which is facing downwards. All underground activities like the underworld and murky people are under this Nakshatra. These people are trick manipulators.
- The deity associated with Ashlesha Nakshatra is ‘Nagas’. Nagas control the ‘Pataal Loka.’ This is one of the longest Nakshatra in the Zodiac. These Nakshatra can surprise people because of the suddenness associated with it. These natives are also accident-prone.
- These people feel discriminated against or victimized in their lives.
Mythology of Ashlesha Nakshatra
This is the story of Sri Krishna and Kalinga, the multiheaded serpent who was creating havoc on to the natives of Vrindavana. Sri Krishna controlled him by capturing him and then dancing over his head.
How to use this mythology:
These Ashlesha Nakshatra are highly egoist, and these natives get a Krishna in their lifetime who pulls them up and remove the poison that they spit.
The cosmic churning of the sea (Samudra -Manthan)was done using the Vasuki serpent as the rope. The demon took the head of Vasuki (Rahu). The tail was taken by Gods (Ketu). While churning took place, Vasuki, the serpent, started to spit the poison (Halahal), which brought problems to the process of churning. It was Shiva, who drank the Halahal to let the churning process go without any problem.
How to use this Mythology: –
Shiva had the ability to drink all the Halahal of the world. Shiva can cure the negativity that Ashlesha Nakshatra has. Themes of disguise come from Ashlesha.
The third Mythology
Kashyap Muni had thirteen wives. Kadru and Vinaka were two wives who desired kids. Kadru wanted many kids, so she gave birth a thousand snakes. Whereas Vinaka wanted few but intelligent ones, so she gave birth to two. One of Vinaka’s kind became Aruna, the lame charioteer of Sun God. Whereas, the other became the Garuda. Once there was a bet between Kadru and Vinaka. They had to identify the color of the tail of a galloping Horse. The loser would lose her independence and would have to be the slave of the other. Kadru sent her serpent sons to color the white tail of the horse black. Resultingly, Vinaka misjudged the color and lost the bet. She, along with her sons, was enslaved by Kadru, which was sheer cheating. Garuda eventually came to know about it, and since then, the Garuda and serpents never get along.
Themes emerging out of this Mythology for the Ashlesha Nakshatra natives: That they resort to:
Themes, traits of Ashlesha Nakshatra natives:
The basic traits , themes of persons of Ashlesha Nakshatra are little difficult to understand. This is because most of their traits or habits are in disguise. These people are very difficult to read on the face of them. Themes emerging out of this Mythology for the Ashlesha Nakshatra natives is that they resort to:
Because of these basic invisible habits, these persons are difficult to read. These natives have further traits , themes as given below:
- Seductive and hypnotic eyes
- Numerous secrets
- Underworld connections
- High Ego
- Deception and Manipulation
- Falsehood and impersonation.
- Cold natured.
Some famous personalities born in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Many persons born in this Nakshatra have become famous in the world in their respective fields. To name few of them are: Queen Elizabeth, Jawahar Lal Nehru, Jane Fonda, Dr Manmohan Singh, Dhyan Chand ( Indian hockey legend), Sachin Dev Burman ( the great Indian Musician of Yesteryears).
Activation of Ashlesha Nakshatra as per Nadis
Ashlesha Nakshatra activates itself three times in the lifetime of native and those three times are:
- In the 17th year, when the planets sitting in this Nakshatra activates.
- During the 30th year also the planets sitting in this Nakshatra activate and start giving results.
- In the 41st year, this Ashlesha Nakshatra activates and gives specific results of the houses of which these planets are lords.
This is the jest of Ashlesha Nakshatra which has to be judiciously used while reading the charts. However, these are the general guidelines as per Vedic Astrology. Therefore, it is always better to consult a good astrologer for understanding specific results on a native.
There are 27 nakshatras in astrology. Click on all nakshatras in astrology to read about similar insights of other 26 nakshatras.