Rasi or Sign – Scorpio (Vrishchika)
Position – 226° 40’ to 240° 00’ (16° 40’ to 30° 00’ Scorpio)
Nakshatra Lord – Mercury (Budha)
Star Cluster – Three Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Earring, Umbrella, Archway
Colour – White Colour
Gender – Female
Gana – Rakshasa
Caste – Sankara
Yoni – Harina
Deity – Indra
Letters represented – No, Ya, Yi, Yoo
Representation in Triloka – Patala or Maraka
Category – Daruna
Tridosha – Vatha (Airy)
Triguna – Satwa Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Artha (Goal, material prosperity)
Body Part – Right side of stomach
Longevity – Alpayu
Gem – Emerald
Swara (Sound) – Tha karakshara
Bird – Chataka Pakshi (Pied Cuckoo)
Place – City
Tree – Shalmali (Cotton Tree)
Nadi – Anthya
Jyeshta Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Horasara, the person born in Jyeshta Nakshatra will be contented, virtuous, blessed with many friends and family and treated as chief in the family. He will be angrily disposed and troubled by relatives.
According to Jatakabharana, the person with Jyeshta Nakshatra will be doing many cruel activities, very desirous and hurts others. He will be jealous of others prosperity and show off about self-image.
According to Brihat Samhita, the person will be very contented, interested in meritorious deeds, exceedingly irritable.
Jyeshta in Sanskrit means ‘the eldest’ and biggest. In modern astronomy, Jyeshta Nakshatra is called as Antares, and according to wiki source, it is the most massive and most evolved stellar member of the milky way galaxy. The deity of Jyeshta Nakshatra is Indra, the king of devatas. Jyeshta Nakshatra signifies power, authority responsibility, and achievement. Jyeshta natives will be with independent and self-sufficient nature. They normally believe in giving rather than taking. They want to be in a position of authority and supremacy. They project a mature image to the outside world. These people will be bit short tempered by nature. They will be with a competitive spirit and cannot tolerate neglect from others.
Jyeshta Nakshatra people are very confident, result oriented and also very protective of the dear ones. They can take up any responsibility and perform with utmost precision. For the closed people they will be very protective and caring. They usually think of themselves as very superior and very helpful to others.
Most of the times they become rash and impulsive and very difficult to predict their behaviour. They will be very proud of themselves and would not give space to others. Sometimes they become so serious in life as if they have the responsibility to solve everyone’s problems. There can be repressed emotional feelings in their subconscious mind and sometimes that results in the outburst of these emotions. These emotional feelings can come out through anger, hatred, jealousy or in any other way.
Jyeshta Nakshatra individuals can be very spiritual also. There will be a deep-rooted desire to study the occult practices and mysticism. Some of them may get into the tantra vidya and magic related things. They may want to explore the supernatural powers of self and the universe. Again it all depends on which planets are influencing the Moon in the chart.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Jyeshta star are as follows.
Jyeshta Nakshatra 1st Pada – (16° 40’ to 20° 00’ Scorpio) – Jupiter is the sub-ruler of this pada. The natives with 1st pada will be good in communication, will have sharp eyesight, famous and knowledgeable in many fields. They may become arrogant of their knowledge. They may get into trouble with the closed ones.
Jyeshta Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (20° 00’ to 23° 20’ Scorpio) – Saturn rules over this pada. These people will become lazy, stingy and disliked by people. They may face lots of ups and downs in their career. May become very religious.
Jyeshta Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (23° 20’ to 26° 40’ Scorpio) – Again Saturn is the sub-ruler of this pada. They may be spiritually inclined and will perform philanthropic activities. They help others and will be respectable in society. They may go through some chronic sickness in later part of life.
Jyeshta Nakshatra 4th Pada – (26° 40’ to 30° 00’ Scorpio) – Jupiter is the sub-ruler of this pada or quarter. These individuals will have a sacrificing character and enjoy happiness in giving. They will be well educated and always try to learn new things. They may go through ear problems.
Jyeshta Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Jyeshta Nakshatra is one of the Teekshna – Daruna (Ferocious & Bitter) Nakshatra and it is suitable to perform the activities like starting tantrik acts, taming and controlling animals, aggressive deeds or Hatha yoga can be done.
Jyeshta is also tiryang mukhi (straight looking) Nakshatra, so one can perform riding, driving, journey, construction of roads and such other activities which require looking straight.