Ashwini Nakshatra is 1st out of total 27 Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. It is also known as Ashwini Kumars. I will explain all about basic characteristics, weakness, strengths, traits & famous personalities born in Ashwini Nakshatra separately as below:
What is Ashwini Nakshatra
The word Ashwini means horsewoman or born from a female horse. The mother of Ashwini Kumars is Sanjana, and father is Sun but in horse form known as Vivaswat.
Ashwini is also the star of transport. The Chariot of Sun God is pulled by seven horses or the seven colors of the rainbow. Therefore, energy or power is associated with horses and we call it horse-power in literal terms. Ashwini thus relates to speed and agility.
Ashwini Nakshatra is represented by Ashwini Kumars, who are twins known as Nasatya and Dasra . These Ashwini Kumars are golden armored riding on a golden chariot having three seats. In the Vedas, we describe them as riding this golden chariot in the dawn and chasing Usha (the first ray of light).
Ashwini is thought to be as twins because they signify transformation and are the border between dark and light. Which means that coming from darkness to light or to say chasing Usha (first ray of light) from darkness to brightness. Duality is therefore associated with Ashwini Nakshatra
In some text, they are also called as Abdhijan or the one born to Oceans.
They were also the physician to God. They were the first agriculturalist who grew the herbs. Therefore they have the healing energies in them. These twins, Ashwini Kumars, have also learned the secret art of blending the Som Rasa, the nectar of immortality from sage Dhadhichi.
Ashwini Nakshatra Lord
The ruling lord of Ashwini nakshatra is the planet Ketu.
Mythology of Ashwini Nakshatra
They learned the secret to blending the Som Rasa from sage Dhadhichi. But sage Dhadhichi did not have the authority to share this secret with anyone. So as a result, Lord Indra chopped off the head of sage Dhadhichi. But since Ashwini Kumars also knew the art to bring people back to life, they bought the sage back to life.
How to use this mythology
The immaculate power of the Ashwini Nakshatra is to heal. Any planet in this Nakshatra shall automatically heal people. In Prashan Shatra, too, if any planet gets associated with this Nakshatra, it is understood that the help to revive the person could come from that side.
Second Mythology of Ashwini Nakshatra
The second mythology is that Aswini Kumars gave Chawan Rishi (Sage Chawan) his eyesight back since he had gone blind. He was also given his youth back by the Ashwini Kumars. The Chawan Rishi, in reciprocation, fought for their right to have the Som Rasa, which was necessarily the nectar for the Gods only.
How to use this Mythology
Ashwini prominent natives like to move around with influential people. They have this tendency to remain in the association with influential people, elite people, or the people who are at the top of society.
The third Mythology of this Nakshatra is straight from the Mahabharata. Nakul and Sahdev, the Pandavas, were said to be born through Ashwini Kumars. Because of this, Nakul was a perfect horse tamer, whereas Sahdev was a proficient mathematician and a par excellent astrologer.
So using all these three mythologies together, one can conclude that a native with prominent Ashwini Nakshatra will be good at mathematics, a good astronomer or an astrologer. And this person can have excellent healing capabilities ( even the presence can give a feeling of healing).
Wish of this Nakshatra:
Every Nakshatra has a peculiar wish of its own. The Wish of this Nakshatra is to have the ability to hear the faintest of the sound. This means that those who are prominent Ashwini Nakshatra types have a unique hearing ability. However, if this Nakshatra gets association of some malefic planets, then the person can be deaf, blind, or lame. And this depends on the placement of the planet that may be.
We can compare one of the Ashwins to mercury that is Bhudhi or intellect. In contrast, the other Ashwins can be compared to Venus or Guru Shukracharya, the preceptor or Demons, and he had the Sanjivni Vidya. Astronomically Mercury and Venus can be part of Sun and thus the sons of Sun.
This Nakshatra has a combination of the energies of Mars and Ketu. (Aries- Lord of Aries and Lord, is Ketu). The Purushartha of this Nakshatra is Dharma or they are the beholders of the Dharma.
Characterstics of Ashwini Nakshatra natives
When Ashwini Nakshatra influence any planet or sign, it can impact or influence the following domains of life:
Any planet in this Nakshatra can give an indication to get some form of immortality and or something to do with healing that leads to immortality.
It also gives power or craving to achieve things in a fast manner.
It also gives quick steps for going back and forth in walking; this can be one nature.
Ashwini rules all forms of transportation and fast travel.
Ride of Ashwani Kumar was the Golden Chariot
The influence of this star can make the native a soldier, a physician with marvelous power to heal.
Malefic influence on this star can leave the native, both deaf and blind.
Famous personalities born in Ashwini Nakshatra
Names of some famous personalities born in this Nakshatra are: Pamela D Anderson, Bruce Lee, Yukta Mukhey ( Indian female with Miss World Crown), Sania Mirza, Salen Gomez & the list goes no.
Activation of Ashwini Nakshatra: Nadi Rule
24th year activates this year and also activates simultaneously, some on from past life visit as an animal OR health issues.
46th year, health issues, job issues and court cases.
62nd year, it implements itself
Above narration explains many new things about what is Ashwini Nakshatra. We can aptly apply the above rules to the horoscope to find extraordinary results concerning these Nakshatra. These are the generalised principles of Vedic Astrology. However to know the precise impact and effects of Ashwini Nakshatra , it is always better to consult an able astrologer.
There are 27 nakshatras in astrology. Click on all nakshatras in astrology to read about similar insights of other 26 nakshatras.