Ashwini

General information

Ashwini nakshatra is positioned from 0 degrees to 13.20 degrees in Aries sign. Ketu rules over Ashwini nakshatra. The symbol of this nakshatra is a horse head and its not without a reason. If you have any planet in Ashwini nakshatra just like in case of horses you can be wild, driven, hard working, ambitious. You probably will be fond of speed and individuality. Since Ashwini is in Aries your forehead could be wider than the cheekbones. As a person you will be good natured but may have many insecurities and thus a big need to fulfill your sense of entitlement. You are very prideful as well, thus you rather do things on your own than ask for help.You do not take criticism very well.

Profession

The Aries energy makes you very independent, thus you would prefer to have your own business rather than work under somebody. Usually after the age of 30 you may get business opportunities or advancement at work. You will have talent for creative work. You may get employed in fields such as music industry, litterature, marketing. See the position of Ketu and Mars in your horoscope for more details.

Health

As Ketu rules the nakhatra and Ashwini is in Aries ruled by Mars, the native can experience headaches and inosmnia. In case of women, menstrual issues would be there. Physically though both males and females will be quite fit.

Padas

Pada 1 : May have the face of a goat, small eyes and nose. They can easily end up being lost in their ego as they try to dominate.

Pada 2 : Resourceful and driven. Artistic qualities. Likes fine things in life. Practical.

Pada 3 : Good decision making skills and resourceful. Scientifically inclined.

Pada 4 : This pada is health focused. They have the drive and intelligence to become doctors or philantropist.

Introduction – Nakshatra

Hello my dear readers and followers! According to the transit (gochar) chart today my moon is going through Purva bhandrapada nakshatra which is associated with occult behaviour, ruled by Jupiter. Thus, I asked myself why not proceed and introduce you to one of the most wonderful things in vedic astrology. Although I will not discuss in depth every of the nakshatras in this post, I hope you will get a better understanding of what a nakshatra is, what is consist of and what’s the gain of knowing its meanings and associations.

Nakshatras

There are 27 nakshatras, meaning 27 different star constallations in vedic astrology.

  • Ashvini
  • Bharani
  • Krittika
  • Rohini
  • Mrigashirsha
  • Ardra
  • Punarvasu
  • Pushya
  • Ashlesha
  • Magha
  • Purva Phalguni
  • Uttara Phalguni
  • Hasta
  • Chitra
  • Swati
  • Vishakha
  • Anurdha
  • Jyeshtha
  • Mula
  • Purva Ashadha
  • Uttara Ashadha
  • Shravana
  • Dhanistha
  • Shatabisha
  • Purva Bhadrapada
  • Uttara Bhadrapada
  • Revati

Each nakshatra has a meaning which I will teach you about when I write a post dedicated to each nakshatra. Each nakshatra has padas which are ruled by a planet and connected to a zodiac sign. Pada is like a division.

What is a nakshatra?

It is like a magnifying glass, showing us hidden information like description of someones appearance, character, career and health. You can predict events based on nakshatras too. If you ever wondered how an astrologer can know the apperance of your spouse, that’s how it is studied. Venus, Jupiter, darakaraka and 7th house lord has a nakshatra which will tell you a lot about your spouse and your marriage. Nakshatras does not only tell you that but has the ability to tell you the name of your spouse as there are sounds associated which each nakshatra and pada.

That’s all for this short introduction! Keep checking posts, I will update with information whenever I find time.

Thank you & see you soon !

Purpose of birth

Hello my dear people !

To those that had been following my posts on the topic of astrology before got to read about life path and atmakaraka and amatyakaraka which would signify our souls desire. This time I would like to teach you a method which I’ve learned recently. As always I will be using my own birth chart for the analysis.

Birth chart (D1)

So for this method you have to understand the original order of zodiac belt. Meaning the start is at Aries and the end at Pisces. Now look at your ascendant. If your ascendant is in Leo as in my case look at your 5th house as originally Leo as zodiac sign comes after Aries, Taurus, Gemini and Cancer. In my birth chart the zodiac sign sitting in 5th house is Sagittarius. Sagittarius is ruled by Jupiter which sits in 3rd house in the sign of Libra. As you know Sagittarius is a teacher and even a preacher, 5th house stands for creative pursuits, children, education. Now look at 3rd house. Libra signifies dimplomacy, justice, scales, relationships. The 3rd house is known as the house of communication. Jupiter does not feel very well in the Libra sign and ask you can see the 3rd house lord is connected to the 8th house by its lord Venus. What you cannot see is that my Jupiter is in the nakshatra of Vishakha. Meaning of this nakshatra is “two branched” or “forked”. The symbol of this nakshatra is “The Triumphal Arch”. The nakshatra is in its 1st pada meaning the focus is on relationships. Now, Venus represents my spouse, while Sun is my ascedant lord. In conclusion what I see is my purpose of birth is :

  1. Using my education and skills to improve my life.
  2. Learning to through communication and creativity handle the ups and downs of marriage.

Jupiter represents a husband in a womans chart. And I can pretty much confirm that Jupiter in the nakshatra of Vishakha is a very difficult position. The reason it’s called “two branched” and “forked” is not there without a reason. There will be situation which will want you to make end your marriage. Your husband will have addictions, anger issues or emotional instabilities. There can be infidelity and mistrust. And only now that I am married 2nd time I understand what I will need to go thorugh in order to eventually end my life in a more blissful manner. Early marriage will be always filled with “forks”. It’s said that 2nd half of life tends to be better but I believe it all depends on our maturity levels, how we had grown inwardly, emotionally. You have to learn to love yourself as your partner will not be able to fulfill all promises. You will need to work hard for a success in the financial area too but irs definite that one day you will reach the archway and celebrate your achivements.

Let’s take one more…

So here we see a native with Virgo ascendant. Virgo chronogically is in the 6th house. In the birth chart 6th house is in Aquarius. 6th house signifies health, work, daily routines, service, worries and obstacles. Aquarius signifies networking, innovation, rebelious actions, emotional detachment. The 6th house lord Saturn is in 7th house together with Ketu. Ketu and Saturn is considered as a deadly conjuction. As Ketu stands for moksha, detachment, separation and Saturn signifies, grief, fear, delays, responsibility. Now look at the sign in 7th house, Pisces. Pisces lord Jupiter is in 5th house and its debilitated. Saturn and Ketu are both in Uttara Bhandrapada nakshatra meaning “the latter blessed one” . Symbol of this nakshatra is a coffin. On the other side Jupiter is in the nakshatra of Uttarashada, meaning “later victory” and the symbol of it is an elefants tusk.

The conclusion of it is that this persons purpose of birth is:

  1. Detaching their ego for higher purpose.
  2. Learning how to controll their desires and stay faithful.

As I mentioned Jupiter is debilitated and it aspects the 11th house of friends ruled by Moon which sits in 1st house together with Rahu and Mars, two dangerous malefics. The native would gain quite a lot of beatings from its teachers but he would also befriend outcast people that would show him a bad path, thus the native could either follow his friends path or just be in their company and lose good reputation due to that choice.

This person would experience a lot of ups and downs in health, especially a lot of mental worries over his wifes health. He would have problems with children as well. Either they could be frequently sick or the childbirth would be delayed or even end with stillbirth. The native would either try to run away from issues of the marriage by taking drugs or by having sexual relationships with other women which would bring him as result even more worries as Ketu is like a cutting knife and Saturn is about karma, thus the native would get hurt by hurting others. The only way for the native to have a peace of mind would be by becoming spiritual and doing rightous deeds, meditating, donating to the less fortunate. As Saturn and Ketu are in nakshatra of Uttara bhandrapada “What goes around, comes around.” is pretty much true.

Now let’s see two different examples …

This is a birth chart of a child. Usually astrologers would not want to a deep analysis on children to protect them from negative outcomes. But I believe that if we analyze a childs behavior from their young age we can lessen the negative effect of karma and make their life on earth more bearable or at least help them to use their raw energy to do good instead of bad.

So this child has Libra ascendant. Libra rules 7th house originally. In 7th house we have Aries sign with Mars in it. Mars is in its own sign, in Ashwini nakshatra ruled by Ketu. As we know 7th house is the house of marriage and the 1st house of our spouse. Mars signifies aggression, action, bravery. Since Mars is its own sign it feels very comfortable there as it reaches its fullest potential. Now we need to see where Ketu is as well to see how Mars energy will be utilized. Ketu is in 4th house in sign of Capricorn and the ruler of 4th house is in 3rd house in the sign of Sagittarius. Here we see communication wise even if there are some sweet moments, the romance is quite dry. The 3rd house lord Jupiter is in 2nd house in Scorpio which again is ruled by Mars. We could go in depth about all the planets and nakshatras involved but since its a child let’s keep it on the surface.

The natives purpose of birth is :

  1. To heal childhood trauma caused by his parents fighting over money.
  2. Controll his anger which not controlled could result in separation or divorce.
  3. Controll the feeling of wanting to dominate the partner.
  4. Becoming independant in business.

The last chart.

The native has Cancer ascendant. Cancer is the 4th sign so the Moon feel comfortable in 4th house. Nevertheless, the Moon is in the nakskhatra of Swati and the 4th house is having a direct aspect of Sun and Mercury. Swati nakshatra is ruled by Saturn. Saturn sits in 6th house. On the other side 4th house lord Venus is in 9th house in Pisces and the 9th lord is in 3rd house with Jupiter in Virgo. As we know Virgo is ruled by Mercury which as I already mentioned sits opposite of 4th house. There are three people affecting the natives mind in this scenario. The mother, the father and the step-mother. Another thing we see is physical abuse, emotional abuse and teaching what is right and what is wrong.

This chart maybe is tricky because so many people are involved in the natives life but let me explain the significance.

First of all the natives mother would be a preacher, thus there could be a certain tension at home due to that. Especially in terms of behavior, respecting others religion and adjusting to the customs of other cultures. The native could be moving far away from home thus the friction. Even if the mother would not be the one creating the tension, living abroad would bring it due to the communication issue. Venus is in the Nakshatra of Uttara bhandrapada ruled by Saturn, which indicates the native would need to watch his mother lay down sick. There could be a lot of maintaining balance especially mental illnesses of some sort, thus the native would need to care more instead of being the care receiver.

Secondly, the father of the native would be both verbally and physically abusive by thinking this will make the native gain and progress in life. As Mercury is Nakshatra ruled by Ketu and Sun in in Bharani it could indicate that the bond of father and son either dies because of communication or simply the father dies or the native gets separated from father thus their relationship becomes restrained and father is no more than just a stranger once the native is in his adulthood.

Thirdly, the natives step-mother. 2nd from 4th signifies it. Meaning the 6th house. The native would not have a cordial relationship with her. It would be quite a restraint relationship due to the step mothers controlling nature.

The natives purpose of birth is :

  1. Suffering in order to understand the poor and sick ones.
  2. Be service minded and care for people unconditionally.
  3. Creating of own path/legacy.
  4. Becoming dependant on itself.
  5. Becoming a healer.

Hope this helps and wishing you a beautiful weekend!