Nakshatra: Ashlesha


16°40 to 30°00 Cancer (Karkata)

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:
The 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 age.

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 neighbours grow bamboos on the border or fences of their houses. Probably the bamboos have magnetic power to catch both sight and sound

Male Natives

1. Physical Features: Ashlesha born normally possess rude appearance. He may appear to be having stout body and rude features but inside built up is void.

2. Character 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 act.

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.

3. Education, 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.

4. Family life: He 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 drugs.

Female Native

Females born in Ashlesha will also enjoy almost all the results mentioned for the male natives.

1. Physical features: 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.

2. Character 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 vocabulary twisting.

3. Education, 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.

4. Family Life: She 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.

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