Ashlesha Nakshatra

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Ashlesha Nakshatra

Characteristics Of Ashlesha Nakshatra In Vedic Astrology


                आश्लेषा नक्षत्रं नागराजस्य सौहार्दिनी,विषदायिनी सूक्ष्मरूपा विक्रमी।
                कर्मयुक्ता च प्रज्ञाधारिणी प्रियदायिनी,आश्लेषा नक्षत्रं ज्योतिषे शुभविभागः॥

                Ashlesha Nakshatra,companion of the serpent king,
                Bestowing poison,subtle in form, and courageous.
                Engaged in actions and possessing wisdom, bestowing love, 
                Ashlesha Nakshatra is an auspicious division in astrology.

RANGE: 16° 40’ – 30° 00’ Cancer


SYMBOL: Coiled Serpent



ORIENTATION: Downward Facing

QUALITY: Sharp and dreadful

COLOUR: Blackish Red

The meaning of Aslesha nakshatra is “Embracing”. The deity of the nakshatra of Alesha is the Nagas. There are the three main Nagas: Shesha (the world rests on him), Vasuki, and Takshak (Tribal chief of Snakes). In the month of Shravan Nagas are worshiped on a period called Naga Panchami. There was a time when Nagas were growing in the population becoming a threat to humans, therefore they were instructed by Bramha to live deep underwater. They are considered to live under the ocean in a place called the Patal. Nagas are rich in ancient mystical knowledge. Nagas come with a dual nature. Some of the Nagas are demons who can hurt others, Whereas, some Nagas are worshipped as gods. Therefore, Aslesha individuals come with this duality in them where they can either hurt others or they can heal and help others. Individuals under this nakshatra are intelligent and curious. They have this thirst for hidden knowledge. They are very good at communication and can convince others. Speech is an important theme related to this nakshatra. Aslesha natives have a powerful speech and they have to be careful as sometimes they can hurt others through their words. These natives have to face a lot of criticism from society due to their unconventional attitudes. The relationship with this nakshatra with the Nagas establishes that Aslesha natives have a natural affinity towards occult, mysticism, Ayurveda, etc. They like to stay away from mainstream society. These individuals love nature and try to preserve it. Aslesha Nakshatra has the theme of healing associated with it. These individuals keep the ability to heal others through their knowledge of hidden science and medicine. The symbol of Aslesha is a coiled snake. For which this nakshatra is also called the clinging star. As the symbol suggests individuals under the nakshatra of Aslesha like to bond with others on a mental, emotional, and physical level. They love connecting with others emotionally. The symbol can also be concluded as the awakening of the kundalini energy. Aslesha natives naturally inhibit a huge amount of mystical energy within them. Individuals under the nakshatra of Aslesha are very ambitious. They are also very defensive and have major trust issues. The influence of Mercury within this nakshatra makes an individual clever and practical. Their straight forward goal-oriented nature can sometimes make them use other people to gain success. Aslesha nakshatra natives are usually very protective of the people they love. Although, sometimes these natives have a habit of getting into multiple relationships if their emotional and physical needs are not fulfilled. They generally find it difficult to lead a social life.

The Four Padas of Ashlesha Nakshatra

1st Pada: 

The first pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra falls in the Sagittarius Navamsa, ruled by Jupiter. It represents hard work, dedication, and perseverance. Challenges from enemies may arise, and there may be fluctuations in health throughout the year.

2nd Pada:

 The second pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra falls in the Capricorn Navamsa, governed by Saturn. During this quarter, you will be highly ambitious and may exhibit negative traits to achieve your goals. Possessiveness towards material possessions becomes prominent.

3rd Pada: 

The third pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra falls in the Aquarius Navamsa, also ruled by Saturn. Secrecy becomes prominent during this phase, and you may be associated with the occult side of the Nakshatra. The planets may impact your mother's health.

4th Pada: 

The fourth pada of Ashlesha Nakshatra falls in the Pisces Navamsa, ruled by Jupiter. This phase involves dealing with illusions and a moral tug-of-war. It is the pada where the Ashlesha serpent is finally slain. People in this pada may experience mental weakness and have less control over others. On the lower end, the father's health may be adversely affected.

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