Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Jyeshtha Nakshatra Mythology & Secrets in Vedic Astrology                 

                     ज्येष्ठा नक्षत्रं इन्द्रगुप्तात्मजा सौभाग्यदायिनी,
                      बुद्धिमान् विशेषज्ञा सुशीलरूपिणी।
                     संपन्नकर्मा विधिवदानन्दरूपा प्रियवादिनी,
                      ज्येष्ठा नक्षत्रं ज्योतिषे शुभविभागः॥
Jyeshtha Nakshatra, the daughter of Indra Gupta, bestower of good fortune,
     Intelligent and knowledgeable, possessing good character.
Accomplished in deeds, joyful in following rituals, a speaker of pleasant words, 
       Jyeshtha Nakshatra is an auspicious division in astrology.

RANGE:  16° 40’ - 30° 00’ Scorpio


SYMBOL:  Umbrella



ORIENTATION:  straight Facing

QUALITY:  The sharp and dreadful

COLOUR:  Cream

The Sanskrit translation of the meaning of the word ‘Jyestha’ is senior or chief. This nakshatra is ruled by the god of thunder Indra and Mercury is associated with this nakshatra. Indra is the king of God. This nakshatra is a political nakshatra associated with power. Indra is depicted as this mighty god who rides the three trunked white elephant Ahiravat, he carries a thunderbolt in his hand. Just like the traits of Indra, a Jyeshta native is very protective about themselves, their power, and their loved ones. In one of the mythological stories. Shri Krishna saw huge preparations were being made for as an annual offering to Indra. Krishna debated and asked the farmers about their true dharma. He said to the farmers that everyone must stick to their dharma which is farming and taking care of the cattle. They must do their work without praying for a natural phenomenon. The farmers were convinced by that and they stopped making special arrangements for the puja. This angered Indra and he flooded the entire village. Krishna finally lifted the mountain Govardhan and held it as a protection of his people from the rain. This made Indra accept his defeat and he accepted Krishna as the supreme.

As the name suggests it is often seen that strong Jyestha natives become mature at a very young age and have to deal with powers and responsibility. This often indicates a harsh childhood. For such reason, Jyestha natives can get emotionally attached to power positions and materialistic fulfilment in their lives. They are very protective about the things they love and this attachment can often come with jealousy and possessiveness. Jyestha native can get very intense while dealing with relationships or partnerships. Jyestha natives can often be seen in high posts such as military, firefighters, police, etc. They have intense physical and mental energy which needs to come out. They are very strong and attractive. They generally have a charming nature but can get angry very easily. Their position and self-respect are huge assets to them, they are not ready to compromise with it. They like to be surrounded by people who like them and do not like judgemental people around them. Jyestha natives must stay away from substance abuse. This is a strong theme that comes with the nakshatra of Jyestha. They can lose their power position and relationship due to overindulgence in intoxication.

The four Quarters or Padas of Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Jyeshtha Nakshatra 1st Pada (16°40' to 20°00' Scorpio, ruled by Mercury):

The first pada of Jyeshtha is influenced by Mercury, adding intellectual prowess, analytical abilities, and communication skills to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada are intellectually sharp, curious, and possess good problem-solving abilities. They have a keen interest in gaining knowledge and may excel in fields that require research or analysis. They have effective communication skills and can express their ideas with clarity and precision.

Jyeshtha Nakshatra 2nd Pada (20°00' to 23°20' Scorpio, ruled by Venus):

The second pada of Jyeshtha is governed by Venus, bringing charm, grace, and artistic qualities to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada have a strong aesthetic sense and appreciate beauty in various forms. They possess good social skills and can establish harmonious connections with others. They have a diplomatic nature and can navigate through different situations with ease. They may excel in creative fields or professions that involve negotiation.

Jyeshtha Nakshatra 3rd Pada (23°20' to 26°40' Scorpio, ruled by Mercury):

The third pada of Jyeshtha is influenced by Mercury, adding intellectual depth, determination, and analytical abilities to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada are intellectually inclined, ambitious, and possess a strong drive to succeed. They have a focused and determined approach towards their goals. They are excellent problem solvers and possess the ability to think critically. They may excel in professions that require strategic thinking or research.

Jyeshtha Nakshatra 4th Pada (26°40' to 30°00' Scorpio, ruled by Moon):

The fourth pada of Jyeshtha is ruled by the Moon, adding emotional sensitivity, intuition, and nurturing qualities to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada are deeply connected to their emotions and the emotions of others. They possess strong instincts and may rely on their intuition in decision-making. They have a caring and nurturing nature and value their relationships. They may also possess natural healing abilities and can provide emotional support to others.

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