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so check out some important points discussed about Ashwini Nakshatra :

1. Meaning of Ashwini and its cosmic address.

2. Deity and mythological story
3. Ruling planet and Sign of Ashwini.
4. Symbol and its reflection in our life.
5. Desire of Ashwini.
6. Different planets in Ashwini nakshatra and their behaviour.
7.Padha/ micro degree progression
. 8. Holistic chakra system and Ayurvedic view of this nakshatra.
9.Special people born in this nakshatra

As we all know that birth chart gives us an insight about our lives. Different systems of astrology
are being used world wide . The most oldest system of predicting is Nakshatra/lunar mansion
concept.It gives us deep and practical information about person's life.

1.MEANING OF ASHWINI AND ITS COSMIC ADDRESS : Ashwini means a person who trains the
horses. it is also known as star of transport.This nakshatra is in Aries sign from 0.00" to
13.20".Horse holds an important meaning for this nakshatra .According to vedas (ancient texts),
these horses are our desires,our sensations and energies .Ashwins ride a golden chariot and are
considered as the controllers of this Golden Chariot and also our desires and sensations.This
nakshatra holds a great quality of giving and having hope for a better tomorrow.According to RIG
VEDA ,Ashwin kumars(twins) ride on Golden chariot in sky and appear in twilight which indicates
the bridge between Dusk and Dawn , which further indicates the hope of upcoming brightness of
the day after a long mysterious night. The same concept reflects in our life too. Ashwins brings a
new hope to native's soul and also some past life experiences along with it.
2. DEITY AND MYTHOLOGICAL STORY: Ashwini kumars are twins and are sons of SARAYANA ,
the wife of SURYA(sun god).Ashwin kumars are the healers to the God .They are considered as
administrator of herbal medicine and healing therapies.Since they represent two faces of same
coin ie. they form a bridge between past and present karma , day and night .In todays days we
see these people work as musicians , architects,fast
drivers,sports,healers,spiritualist,therapist,doctors,police, sales person etc.Ashwini kumars were
the first to procure honey and use it as medicine.Ashwini kumars also restored sage CHYAVAN
'S youth and eye sight.The herbal formula for being young and healthy is still used and known by
the name of " chayavan prash"

. MYTHOLOGICAL STORY : This story is about the birth of this nakshatra , which is related to the
birth of ashwini kumars.Surya(sun) and Sanjana got married . Sanjana was daughter of sage
Vishwamitra.Even though marriage was going fine but there was a problem which was bothering
Sanjana, the problem was the excess heat of Surya which was unbearable for Sanjana.Sanjana
used her mystical powers and and created an another wife named CHAYA (shadow).Soon after
this , Sanjana left Surya and went away to meditate for getting strength to tolerate the heat of
sun.Soon she realized her mistake but it was too late, she felt guilty and wanted to please her
husband. She took the form of a female horse and lived in a jungle and wait for her husband to
come back one day and forgive her for her mistake. Surya was desperately searching for her and
finally he found Sanjana and also took the form of a horse and started living with her, they
produced the twins called Ashwini kumars. Ashwini kumars are thus also a symbol of true love,
sacrifice,forgiveness. This also represents horses as Desires , because of strong desire, sanjana
was able to get her husband back in her life.



3. RULING PLANET AND SIGN OF ASHWINI : Ashwini nakshatra is ruled by planet Ketu/south
node.Ketu is usually considered as malefic planet in vedic astrology. but ketu is a very spiritual
planet, accoring to chinese astrology , ketu is called the tail of the dragon. Tail is the exit part of
body which exits all digested karma in the form of results.Natives having ashwini nakshatra are
strongly attached to their past life karmas.They are reborn to untangle the mystery of their past
life issues and approach towards enlightnment or moksha.These natives has a nature to live in
ideal enviroment where everyhthing is in perfection and balance.This type of situation is
practically impossible due to which they feel some kind of unsatisfaction from their surroundings
and life.In this kaliyuga , our war is between our inner demon and inner deva(angel).These
natives often feel as if they are fighting an endless war within them where they want to win over
their material desires and become an ideal person.
Ashwini nakshatra is in Aries sign which is ruled by Mars.Mars is a courageous planet which
gives Ashwini natives enough energy to move towards moksha/enlightnment.Since these people
are natural healers , they require a lot of energy to heal people which comes from aries sign.The
esoteric combination of Mars and Ketu creates a spiritual warrior whose primary goal is to
sacrifice themself , sacrifice all materialism and progress towards enlightnment. A Full power
Ashwini can sacrifice themselves to heal the humanity.

4. SYMBOL AND ITS REFLECTION IN OUR LIFE : Ashwini nakshatra is represented by horse and
horse head,ears.Horse represents frisk nature, horse is like a free animal in a jungle who want to
do whatever his desire is.Horse likes to run fast which comes with strong foot and strong
muscles. Ashwini natives also show similar characters, these people have a nature to move
quickely on their foot, they like speed due to which they often become good fast drivers or any
type of transportation ,they dont like to be tamed or controlled forcefully, they want to do their
work in office /business etc , without pressure. Horse is a creature who become good life long
trustfull friend, similarly these people make friends and are devoted to them with loyality.Ears
represent alertness and capability to hear special sounds which may be inaudible to many
others.These natives are very alert and very sensitive to the voices around them.if there are
affilictions in chart, then there can be ear problems.

5. DESIRE OF ASHWINI : Ashwini native has a main desire to attain Dharma in their life.These
people are focused on getting everything done by right way. They dont like to cheat and go
against morals. they like to live respectfully and moral life. They have their own views about the
welfare of community /country and whole world. They want whole world to think dharmic way and
live moral life which is practically impossible .This leads to unsatisfaction in ashwini natives as
they feel that they are born in wrong yug(era).


A .in lagna ,native is very adventurous, likes to lead in all areas,they are good healers, but they
need to controll their confronting behaviour, impatience often leads to wrong decisions.
B. If sun , then it is exhalted and most powerfull here. this gives native a very positive and
executive behaviour.person has a capability to lead big groups and bring the necessary change.
C. Moon here shows mind full of aggression, moon is fast mover , so it brings quick new ideas . If
their ideas are ignored and not appreciated enough, they start loosing interest and get quickely
bored .they are also great healers and advisors.
D. mars here is in own sign and is happy here. person will be more positive attitude. what ever he
think, he will achive with successfull plan without any hesitation.
E. mercury is also our intellectual mind , here mind becomes aggressive.if mercury placement is
not good then person can go against social norms and bring negative revolutionary ideas. but if
placement is good then vice versa
F. jupiter loves here , as this nakshatra is about healing humanity. jupiter being itself
knowledge ,wisdom,healing etc , feels at home. these people like to advice and teach people.
G. venus in this nakshatra is not a very good placement , even though these natives get balanced
but it takes some important sacrifices in life to bring relations in harmony.venus get fiery and
takes quick decisions in relationships which often lead to breakups .
H. saturn is at its weaker level as it is debiliated here and it creates troubles with father relations.
since ashwini kumars are sons of surya and saturn is rejected son of surya. saturn tries to
complicate the relationship between father and his native.person can become frustrated and
belligerent and keep doing same mistake again and again until he finds a guru to calm down and
teach him the art of controlling the desires.
I. rahu and ketu are actually reerograde motion and indicates end of the life cycle . the spiritual
knot of life is about to open but rahu being curosity and pull of gravity, brings our thoughts back
to ground. spiritual knot has to be opened in order to see the real purpose of life. only true
guidance of a spiritual guru can help open this knot

7. PADHAS : ashwini has 4 padhas:

Aries padha : 0.00" to 3.20" : its a favourable position where this nakshatra shows its full
potential.both sun and saturn are strong here. sun is strong because of its exhaltation sign.
saturn is also good because even though it is debiliated in aries but in aries padha, it becomes
vargottama which is capable to produce good results.
Taurus padha : 3.20" to 6.40" : its 2nd navamsha of moon is happy in its exhaltation
sign , rahu is also good in taurus sign. ketu is debiliated here.moon here provides native with
strong mind and balance.ketu here gives a sense of uncomplete tasks which need to be finished
in this birth and person start feeling lack of mental piece and refrains from enjoyment.
Gemini padha : 6.40" to 10.00" : 3rd navamsha of aries is all about intellect , amazing ideas,
intimacy between two people. this is a neutral position for any planet and thus any planet here
acts neutral with a touch of sexuality.
Cancer padha : 10.00" to 13.20" : its 4 th navamsha, cancer is emotion sign. it is favourable
position for moon but not a good position for mars. even though it is aries sign but padha is of
cancer which is weak position of mars which pulls the emotions of person in the huge tides and
feels lost and insecure in emotional relatioship.on the other hand jupiter is exhalted here and
brings lot of emotional wisdom, dharma, knowledge.

8. HOLISTIC CHAKRAS AND AYURVEDIC VIEW : This nakshatra is related to Manipura

chakra/solar plexus. This nakshatra is in the sign of aries whose lord is mars ans also nakshatra
lord is ketu which itself similar to mars.Manipura chakra is controlled by mars. manipura chakra
reveals our action and courage.mars also represents courage and action. reciting mantra " RAM"
brings solar plexus chakra in to balance. From ayurvedic view , this nakshatra represents
vata(air).our ideas travel in air to communicate, so we need to watch out for our thinking nature.
too much thinking can lead to stress.controlling vata nature by yoga postures can help reduce
stress and bring digestion of food in balance.


In this article i will discuss following points :
1. Meaning of Bharani
2. Deity ,planetary ruler and respective animal.
3. Zodiac sign and symbolism
4.Puranic story
5.How Different planets behave in Bharani nakshatra.
6. Holistic application
7. Famous people born in this nakshatra
1.MEANING OF BHARANI : Bharani means " bearing" something which is creative and unique . Bharani
represents female sexual power required to create a new life,a new thought ,a new revolution.People
born in this nakshatra have a great sense of expression to divinity.These people like to take away
impurities of community and inner self and fill up with new ideas and thoughts.Bharani lies in aries sign
from 13.20" to 26.40" aries.
2. DEITY,PLANETARY RULER AND RESPECTIVE ANIMAL : "Yama" is deity of this nakshatra who
controls the death process. He is also known as "god of deaths" .Yama wears blood red color garments ,
crown on head, rides on a buffalo.He holds a club in one hand and noose(paash) in other hand to catch
the soul of a person. This noose ties around the neck of the soul and yama drags the soul to
"yampuri"( city of yama). His job is to take away the life and send the spirit through transformation
process in order to teach the soul a lesson of life to become more productive and progress towards
enlightnment. This nakshatra is represented by Elephant. Elephant is the symbol of power , authority,
high social status. In older times , kings used to ride on elephants with all decorations to show their
power .Even devas(gods) like INDRA, BRIHASPATI, GODDESS GAJA LAXMI used elephant as their
vehicle.Elephants like vegetarian food , so as these nativespossess satvik qualities in them.
Planetary ruler is venus . Venus is called perfection , life saver,devil guru. Venus is related to sexuality .
These natives have desire to explore more sexual possibilities but their intention is more towards divine
sexuality.If bharani people control their excessive emotions, they can prove to be very successfull person
with balanced sexuality.
3. ZODIAC SIGN AND SYMBOLISM :Mars is ruler of Aries sign .Mars is all about Frisk, passion and
action where as venus is inner sexuality. When these two planets work in good placement in chart,it can
be an ideal situation of inner exploration of the soul, in other words , its like "beauty and beast".Where as
if mars and venus in the birth chart are not in favourable position then it gives imbalanced sexual
This nakshatra represent "YONI" female sexual organ, which plays an important role in landing of a soul
on this earth.Since this nakshatra rashi is Aries which represents "RAM" animal if we look at face of a
ram , we see the rounded horns asfalliopen tubes and skull as uterus of a female.This co relates with
nature of bharani nakshatra.Yoni symbol is used world wide as a sign of transformation. In some
cultures,people make a yoni shaped figure and pass the new born baby through it as a ritual of
transformation of life.
4. PURANIC LEGEND : According to puranic story, "SURYA" (SUN GOD) had wife "SANJANA". Sanjana
left surya as she couldn't bear the heat of surya. Sanjana made "CHAYA" as her replacement until she
comes back. Surya had a son named "YAMA". from chaya, surya had three children,Saturn was one of
them. Chaya gave step treatment to Yama due to which he felt bad and ignored. Yama tried to hit chaya
with his foot but chaya cursed him that his foot will fell , since then yama has one foot broken. Surya
found the chayas cruel behaviour and step treatment towards yama. Surya burnt down chaya in anger.
Soon saturn found this injustice to his mother and he became enemy with his father.When ever saturn
comes in 20 degree in Aries, it gets debiliated and creates tough situations to native.
With respect to this story, these natives often feel as if they are mistreated, step treated in their family.
Some natives may have problem related to foot. Yama is related to the world of spirits/ghosts,malefic
placement especially 12 th house involvement may cause native to see spirits/ghosts.In such cases , one
should do shradh ceremony for his ancestors and feed crows.
a. Ascendent : person is happy nature, fond of family,arts, jewellery.They have a blended nature of luxury
desires and spirituality.
b. Sun : sun in bharani makes a person with a nature of superiority in their thoughts but mostly , they can
control their anger issues to do adjustment with the situation.
c. Moon : moon in bharani directly works at inner level of native .They want to achieve every thing in life
but sometime they have a feeling of neglected by own people.They often are interested in occult
sciences.Placement of mars and venus is important .Aggression of mars can create hasty decisions and
affilicted venus can create imbalanced sexuality.
d. Mars : mars here is good as it is present in own sign .Thus it makes native full of courage and positive
attitude.He has more control over his actions.
e. Mercury: mercury is all about logic, intellect/intelligence/grey matter.It will help native to take decisions
wisely after doing full analysis of a situation.This gives native ,a peaceful life.
f. Jupiter : jupiter is guru /teacher.The native will have interest in gaining knowledge an dfollowing
dharma.It is an expansion planet which is reflected in life style also.These natives want to do everything
very big and at its fullest as possible.
g. Venus : person is more interested in beauty ,artwork ,sexuality,luxury. other factors depend on position
of mars in the chart.
h. Saturn: saturn is not happy here , its a debiliation sign and saturn gives problems in relationship with
father also.This can be anger of native towards his father/her father.
i. Rahu : rahu here is very powerful . rahu is also expansion but it is not like jupiters expansion. rahu is
uncontrolled expansion.These natives like to go to their extremes. it can be extreme of a habit like
drinking, sex,smoking etcRahu is also confusion and native find hard to clarigy in thoughts about right
and wrong things in life.
j. Ketu : ketu here opposes and it squeeze down the thoughts and doesnt allow native to step up and
take action. It creates the sense of guilt as " why i did this ?".
1. 13.20" TO 16.40" ARIES PADHA LEO : it is the 5 th navamsha of aries , it brings sun energy and
sense of intellect love with passion. this is a good padha.
2. 16.40" to 20.00" virgo padha : even though this padha brings a sense of analytical thinking but venus
here is considered debiliated and creates disharmony in relationship. where as if mercury is here then it
is exhalted and can create over indulgence in analytical thoughts which can further confuse native.
3. 20.00" to 23.20" libra padha : it is considered a good padha . here sun is debiliated but this padha
being pushkar navamsha, it help sun to maintain its superiority. Saturn is exhalted here , even though
saturnis considered debiliated in Aries sign but if present in libra padha, it becomes powerful
4. 23.20" to 26.40" scorpio padha : here most planets experience big transformations , spirituality and
evolution of new life /sudden changes.Yama power is more in action which brings the sense of right and
6. HOLISTIC PERSPECTIVE : Venus rules this nakshatra and in aries rashi , venus represents ANAHAT
chakra and manipura chakra (solar plexus ) is rrepresented by mars(aries lord). Anahata is love /intimacy
and mars is the trigger to it.Good working anahat and solar plexus chakra gives very balanced sexual
desires and control over passion/ creates love for all universe. From Ayurvedic point of view, this
nakshatra represents PITTA prakriti( fire /hot nature of body).These natives should avoid eating spicy
food and alcohol. They should drink soothing drinks like Bel juice, carrot juice etc.Doing regular yoga
asnas also help to controll excess pitta. Recite mantra "RAM" for bringing solarplexus chakra
in balance.recite " YAM"to bring anahata portal in balance.
7.FAMOUS PEOPLE BORN : Karl Marx , Tony Blair, William Hurst , saddam hussein etc.