Translation- Born of a Horse, “Horsewoman”
Symbol- A Horse’s head
Animal symbol- A male Horse
Presiding Deity- Ashwini Kumaras, The golden armoured horse-headed twins of ancient Vedic lore who performed many miracles as the physicians of the celestial gods.
Controlling Planet- Ketu
Ruling Deity of Ketu- Ganesha
Nature (Ganam)- Deva (God-like)
Bird- Wild Eagle
Tree- Kanjiram (Nuxvomica Tree)
Botanical name- Strychnos Nuxvomica
Seed Sounds- Chu, Chi, Cho, La
Also related Planets- Mars, as ruler of the Ares; and Sun, as it is exalted in the first Pada of Ashwini
Each Nakshatra is divided in to four quarters called ‘Padas’ that contain more specific characteristics of a person born during the Pada of Ashwini.
First Pada- 00-00 – 03-19’ of Aries, Ruled by Mars
Soul sound- Chu
Key word- Driven
Second Pada- 03 20 – 06 39’ of Aries, Ruled by Venus
Soul sound- Che
Key word- Luxury
Third Pada- 06 40 – 09 59’ of Aries, Ruled by Mercury
Soul sound- Cho
Key word- Sharp mind
Forth Pada- 10 00 – 13 19’ of Aries, Ruled by Moon
Soul sound- La
Key word- Empathetic
The zodiac is divided in to 27 Nakshatra (Star) zones. Therefore, while navigating across the zodiac, the moon has to pass through one of the Nakshatras. When you were born, the Nakshatra in which the Moon was situated at that time is called Birth Star (Janma Nakshatra). Accurate predictions can be made after ascertaining your Janma Nakshatra. You can exploit opportunities through proper interpretation of the Nakshatra. Similarly, you can ward off the negatives if you take corrective measures. Nakshatras are also associated with colours, symbols, deities, gemstones etc.
Although you are independent and will achieve success through your own efforts, you may receive assistance from others. Opposition from relatives should be anticipated. Your personality combines religious inclination together with good memory, knowledge and wisdom. A variety of problems may occur in your life. Though you are financially cautious, you may miscalculate the amount of your savings. Your decisions are carefully considered but once you have established your position you remain inflexible, even at the request of those closest you. You are fond of neatness and cleanliness, even in your interactions with the outside world. You have a powerful sense of responsibility. Except for trivial irritations, life with your wife be exceedingly happy. You will enjoy the company of your children. You are strong-willed and enjoy a good conversation. You are considered lucky. You have a deep concern for people. You have excellent administrative skills. Since your tolerance is low, you invite unnecessary worries early in life. Use caution to prevent urinary and heart ailments before they become serious.
You will be intelligent, strong and beautiful women, beloved by all. You possess genuine concern for others; but despite your good qualities you will find reasons to doubt yourself, both as a young girl and as a woman. You are attracted to good cloths and expensive trinkets. Your gentle charm and pleasant behaviour will serve to attract many men. Even your face will reflect your calm and your feminine dignity. However, you are strong willed and will not permit yourself to be talked out of a decision you have made. Fortunately you are not fanatical in your beliefs. You are generally particular about the neatness of your environment, both at work and at home. When you feel that you are committed to a relationship, you will give your partner the best of yourself. You tend to have a little wonder-lust in your heart, and for the sake of your romantic relationship, you must sometimes quell your instincts and adapt to some domesticity. Avoid alcohol and other stimulants. Also, remember that exaggerations are lies by a different name and may be thought of as such by the people you hold most dear. Your husband will be quite good-looking.
Famous Ashwinis- Pamela Anderson, Celine Dion, Warren Harding, John AdamsFavourable Activities- Starting activities or projects, beginning spiritual practices, laying foundations, planting seeds, health and fitness programs, engagement (but not weddings), travel, shopping, house warming.