Rasi or Sign – Mesha (Aries)
Position – 00° 00’ to 13° 20’
Nakshatra Lord – Ketu
Star Cluster – Two Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Horse Head
Colour – Black
Gender – Male
Gana – Deva
Caste – Vyshya
Yoni – Ashwa (Horse)
Diety – Ashwini Kumaras
Letters represented – Chu, Che, Cho and La
Representation in Triloka – Swarga (Heaven)
Category – Kshipra (Quick)
Tridosha – Vatha (Airy)
Triguna – Tamo guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Dharma
Body Part – Upper portion of feet
Longevity – Poornayu
Gem – Cat’s Eye
Swara (Sound) – Aa karakshara
Bird – Bherunda
Place – City
Tree – Mushti
Nadi – Parshwa
Ashwini Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Daivagna Vilasa, the person born in Aswini nakshatra will be interested in performing pooja to Gods, respects guests, live a traditional life by following the shastras or enunciated dictums, enjoys life with all types of enjoyment and wealth, by doing good deeds and will be happy always.
According to Jatakabharana, The native will be wealthy, knowledgeable by understanding the meaning of Vedas, efficient, valiant and tough with the well-built body.
According to Yavaneshwara, the person will enjoy the life well with wealth. The native will also be revered by the people for good character, kindness and sacrificing nature.
According to Manasagari, the native will be handsome, well built, very wealthy and efficient. He will be possessed with glamorous qualities and will become popular among friends.
The deity of this star is Aswin Kumars. Aswin Kumars are twin Vedic gods and they are said to be doctors of Gods. They represent healing. Aswini Nakshatra is in the sign of Mars and it is ruled by Ketu. The native with this star will be intelligent yet aggressive. They will be fond of dressing. Interested in starting new things. They will be handsome and obedient. They can be good physicians and healers especially ayurvedic healing. They may have psychic abilities and interested in learning new things. They can be liberal thinkers, teachers, writers.
Ashwini nakshatra individuals are quick to react to the situation without thinking, Mind will be wavering, arrogant, and restless. Aggression and impulsive behaviour can put them into a lot of troubles and hardships. Sometimes they work without the purpose and can be easily be controlled by others. They can be too much focused on the result rather than the process. Because of this behaviour, they will miss out on finding the pros and cons of the subject.
Career Interest – Heales, doctors, physicians, working in the pharmaceutical industry, mystics, speculators, police.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Ashwini star are as follows.
Ashwini Nakshatra 1st Pada – The more Moon is nearer to 0° of Mesha, it will be weak because it will be treated as Gandanta position(conjunction of fire – water element). These individuals would have an attractive personality. However, they can be cruel, very aggressive in behaviour and performs secret sins. They will be very active and fierce.
Ashwini Nakshatra 2nd Pada – The native with this quarter will be wealthy, more interested in material possessions. They will be a good eater. They can be aggressive yet composed.
Ashwini Nakshatra 3rd Pada – The natives born in this quarter will be aggressive communicators, qualified and intelligent. They may get into argumentative mode easily and get into troubles for themselves. Here they will be aggressive but at the same time use the logical mind to solve the problems.
Ashwini Nakshatra 4th Pada – People born in 4th pada of this star can be religious and will do philanthropic duties. They can be more spiritual than the rest of the quarters. They will be very sensitive and can be good healers. At the same time, they can come into a lot of emotional conflicts with others.
Ashwini Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Ashwini Nakshatra is one of the kshipra and laghu (short & dynamic) nakshatra and it is suitable for starting education, construction/starting a shop, learning & display of fine arts, making & wearing ornaments, riding vehicles, horses or any other journey etc.
Ashwini Nakshatra is also tiryang mukhi (or straight looking/facing forward) nakshatra and it is suitable for driving, riding, any other journey, construction of roads, giving medicines or any other act which require looking straight.