Ashlesha Nakshatra is the ninth nakshatra and comes after Pushya Nakshatra. Ashlesha ranges from 16o 40’ Caner to 30o 00’ Cancer; therefore, this nakshatra is completely in the water and intuitive sign of Cancer. Nevertheless, Ashlesha’s name means “Embrace” “Entwine” “Coil” or “Clinging”. Similar to the previous nakshatra ‘Pushya’, Ashlesha’s entire range is in Cancer. Therefore, there is a lot of Cancer energy in Ashlesha. The Cancer energy is intuitive and sensitive which corresponds to the psychic energy of this nakshatra.
Ashlesha Nakshatra Constellation
Ashlesha falls in the constellation known as Hydra. The constellation Hydra consists of six clusters of stars known as Delta Hydrae, Epsilon Hydrae, Mu-Hydrae, Rho-Hydrae, Zeta-Hydrae, and Sigma-Hydrae. The Hydra constellation resembles a snake in the sky.
Ashlesha Nakshatra Symbol
The main symbol of Ashlesha Nakshatra is a coiled snake or Naga. This symbolism embodied the meaning of this nakshatra. Many civilizations and cultures perceive snakes as poisonous, creepy, deceptive with the ability to charm or ‘hypnotize’ their prey. However, in ancient civilizations, such as the Ancient Egyptian snakes are seen as magical, psychic, intuitive, and related to the Kundalini energy. Both these good and bad qualities of a snake are embodied in Ashlesha nakshatra.
Ruling Planet Mercury: Deity Nagas
The ruling planet of Ashlesha Nakshatra is Mercury and the main deity is Nagas. The Nagas are known as divine serpents. They are healers, mystics, occultists, and know magic. The energy of the Nagas is part of Ashlesha Nakshatra. On the other hand, the planet Mercury rules this nakshatra this is because the energy of Mercury is cunning, adaptable, flexible, and intelligent. These attributes are also embodied in this nakshatra
Nature and Characteristics of Ashlesha Nakshatra People
Ashlesha nakshatra energy is a combination of the ruling planet, Mercury, the ruling deity Nagas, and the main symbol a ‘Coiled Snake’. Therefore, people with Ashlesha nakshatra strong in the chart will express the qualities of this nakshatra strongly. When a nakshatra is strong in your chart this means your Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Atmakaraka is in Ashlesha nakshatra.
Ashlesha nakshatra people are very hypnotic. Their eyes can lure you in with a single gaze. They have intense eyes that hypnotize others. They can hypnotize others as if they were prey. Scorpion Rising people also have this ability, and they share this similar trait with the Ashlesha people.
Ashlesha people have natural healing powers. They can channel divine powers and use them to heal people. This is why they make wonder doctors .herbalist, and psychic healers. This is because the snake in many societies is a symbolism of healing and medicine. In the medical industry, the main medical symbol is the Caduceus. This symbol is two snakes entwines around a staff.
These people are naturally gifted with psychic abilities. They can have ESP (Extrasensory perception) experiences and are highly intuitive. For instance, when they walk into a room, they can sense the energy of the environment. If danger is around, they can feel it. If people were talking about them, they will know. They also can quickly awaken their kundalini energy and experience enlightenment faster than the average person.
Ashlesha people are highly sexual and love experimenting in bed. They want to fulfill their sexual desires with their partner.
On the other hand, Ashlesha people can be cunning, crafty, manipulative, and tricksters. These are the negative qualities of Mercury. In addition, they can also plot and scheme their way to the top and come off as cold, cruel, and ruthless. Nevertheless, Ashlesha people hate being criticized and will strike you down for doing so. Virgo Rising natives also have similar qualities. They can be critical but hate when people criticize them.
Sun in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Sun in Ashlesha influences the meaning of Sun (soul, ego, character, career, identity, authority figures, father, etc.) with the energy of Ashlesha (magnetic, hypnotic, cling, mystic)
Sun Ashlesha Nakshatra means these individuals are hypnotic, natural healers, intelligent, calculative, and can hide their true identity from others. It is hard to truly figure out what a Sun Ashlesha person is thinking and feeling. They often show the world a mask of themselves that conceals their true thoughts and intentions. Nevertheless, individuals have intense and mesmerizing souls, others can feel the power that flows through a Sun Ashlesha person’s veins. They can draw people in with a single gaze and hypnotize others. On the other hand, these people are very calculative and intelligent. The ruling planet Mercury and Sun create a Budha Aditya Yoga (Yoga of Intelligence). Therefore, individuals are very smart in a crafty way. They have the mental capacity to know how to manipulate a situation in their favor. I believe this is a good quality because they know to use their resources in an intelligent way to get ahead in life. On the other hand, individuals have clinging personalities. That is to say, they can cling to an identity of themselves they created. If it is a positive identity; this persona can work in their favor. However, if it’s an unfavorable identity, clinging to this image can hinder them in life. Nevertheless, individuals hate being criticized in general but especially in their careers. Bosses, Authority and Figures can criticize their work which they highly dislike.
Sun represents career in Vedic Astrology. However, Ashlesha zodiac range is completely in the nurturing sign of Cancer. On the other hand, Ashlesha nakshatra is related to healing because of the Nagas (ruling deity). Therefore, a person with Sun in Ashlesha Nakshatra can have professions in Medicine and Alternative Healing: Medical Doctor, Homeopathy, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Ayurveda, Reiki Healing, Crystal Healing, Acupuncture, Herbology, Chinese And Oriental Medicine Chakra Healing, Chi Healing Techniques, Aura Cleansing, Meditation Healing. Occult: Mysticism, Metaphysics, Astrology, Palmistry, Tarot Cards, Witchcraft, Voodoo, Kabbalah, I Ching, Extrasensory Perceptions (ESP), Crystal Gazing, Dowsing, Divination, White Magic, Paganism. All Careers Working with Chemicals:
Moon in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Moon in Ashlesha influences emotions, feelings, mind, desire, home, the mother with the energy of Ashlesha
.People with Moon Ashlesha Nakshatra can absorb the energy of an environment. When they walk into a party, they can tap into the emotions of other people. If the energy is positive, it can uplift their spirits; however, if the energy is negative, it can dim their Aura. Therefore, Moon in Ashlesha people must learn to distinguish their emotions and thoughts from others. Because these individuals are so sensitive and hold (cling) onto energies, they should learn spiritual techniques to cleanse their minds and emotions from life debris. Nevertheless, even though these individuals feel things intensely: they hide their emotions from others. For instance, individuals can conceal their emotions if they had an unpleasant day and appear charming and engaging. On the other hand, growing up there were many secrets in their childhood home. This is because the Moon relates to the home we grew up and Ashlesha is a secretive Nakshatra. Also, the mother could have many secrets she conceals and never told. On the other hand, their intuition is so strong and sharp they can feel if there are threats around them. This is the defensive mechanism of Ashlesha that keeps these individuals safe. On the other hand, Moon Ashlesha people have abandonment issues with their mother. This is because a snake is the main symbol of Ashlesha Nakshatra: Therefore, when a snake lays eggs, it leaves its young to defend itself. I consider this as more of a tough-love factor, however, a Moon in Ashlesha person will view it as abandonment.
Mercury in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Mercury in Ashlesha is related to communication, logical intelligence, learning capacity, skills, mental curiosity.
Mercury Ashlesha Nakshatra means these individuals are charming and have hypnotic communication skills. they know how to start an engaging conversation and can lure people in with their words. As a result, they make good salespeople, communicators, writers, and YouTubers. However, if you test these individuals they can spit poisonous words, like the venom of a snake. On the other hand, when they are learning something, they can fall into the habit of clinging onto a subject without coming up for air. That is to say, they can be researching, reading, or learning a subject for hours without taking a break. I believe this is a good trait because they can learn a subject quickly because they are so absorbed. In addition, Mercury in Ashlesha individuals like to research information related to mystics, occultism, healing, metaphysics, and magic. This is because the Nagas (ruling deities) represent the mystical side of life. Therefore, individuals can easily develop a skill as a mystic.
Venus in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Venus in Ashlesha influences the karakas of Venus transformation, marriage, relationships, passion, creativity, artistic talents with the energy of Rohini.
Individuals with Venus in Ashlesha Nakshatra can cling to an unfavorable relationship too long especially when it is time to let it go. When these individuals finally let go of someone, they go through a transformation in which they are renewed. This is because both Venus and Ashlesha correspond to transformation. A transformation that shed the old skin (similar to a snake) to reveal the new. On the other hand, these individuals are very sexual and passionate. They are passionate about freely expressing their sexuality.
Venus represents marriage in both males’ and females’ charts; therefore, a Venus in Ashlesha person spouse can have ESP abilities. The spouse can get in tune with the energy of other people. The spouse (husband or wife) is hypnotic and magnetic. The marriage partner has seductive energy and can charm others. The husband or wife can hypnotize people with one gaze. Nevertheless. the spouse loves to hug and can coil up when sleeping. However, the spouse can fall into the habit of criticizing a Venus Ashlesha person.
Mars in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Mars in Ashlesha influences the meanings of Mars (passion, drive, exertion of energy, etc.) with the energy of Ashlesha. However, the planet Mars is debilitated in Cancer (Ashlesha zodiac range) so there will be some inauspicious results here.
Ashlesha relates to a suspicious nature and clinging. However, Mars is the exertion of energy and is debilitated in Ashlesha. Therefore, people with Mars in Ashlesha Nakshatra can exert their energy clinging on to being suspicious. They can be suspicious regarding new people and keep strangers at arm’s length. On the other hand, they can often feel that they are not living up to their potential and purpose in life. However, the house Mars is placed in has to be considered. If Mars is in Ashlesha and is placed in the 10th house, individuals can feel that they are not living up to their potential in their careers. In addition, when a Mars in Ashlesha person feels threatened, they will defend themselves like a soldier at war. To balance out their insecurities and build confidence they exert their energy in learning the occult and mystics which help these natives understand the meaning of life. Learning spirituality boosts their confidence. With time and spiritual practices, they learn to trust more and have fulfillment in life.
Jupiter in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Jupiter in Ashlesha Nakshatra influences wisdom, knowledge, higher education, advisors, expansion, money, and husband (for women) with the energy of Ashlesha.
People with Jupiter in Ashlesha Nakshatra can channel higher wisdom and knowledge through their ESP abilities. They can know things without being told such as universal laws and magic. Because of this gift, the individual can tune into higher consciousness. On the other hand, Advisors, Mentors, and Counselors can be cunning cleverly. On the other hand, Advisor loves to hug and cling to a Jupiter in Ashlesha person. Also, Advisor and Mentor can struggle with letting to (ending) the relationship with a Jupiter in Ashlesha person. Jupiter in Ashlesha You will be attracted to Guru and Advisors who have had the most mystical experiences
Saturn in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Saturn in Ashlesha Nakshatra influences the meaning of Saturn (hard work, delay, discipline, patient) with the energy of Ashlesha.
Saturn in Ashlesha Nakshatra people have trouble getting other people to do what they want. This is because the energy of Ashlesha is hypnotic, in which people blindly follow orders. However, Saturn suppresses this hypnotic quality of Ashlesha people. Therefore, individuals have to work hard to get people to follow their orders. Consequently, they can have trouble with employees, subordinates, and servants. However, the servants they hire have the energy of Ashlesha. As a result, servants and employees are hypnotic and can play mind games. Because of this, Saturn in Ashlesha people have to be cautious regarding who they hire. Because servants can charm these natives and get what they want such as money, favors, or resources. Servants and employees are the ones in control. It can be difficult to discipline employees and servants, or anyone who works for these individuals. Saturn in Ashlesha can even have trouble with contractors working on their land, especially if they are building a home.
Rahu in Ashlesha Nakshatra
Rahu in Ashlesha Nakshatra influences the meaning of Rahu (shortcuts, the unexpected, ghost, shadows, illusions, foreign) with the energy of Ashlesha.
People with Rahu in Ashlesha Nakshatra will have an unexpected mystical experience at least once in their lives. These individuals will have a strange experience or encounter with foreign energy or an entity. For instance, they may have encounters with spirits, ghosts, UFOs, astral travel, or any supernatural experience that is hard to explain. This is because the ruling deity (Nagas) are in charge of the mystical energy of this world. On the other hand, Rahu is related to illusionary energy (the things we cannot explain); Therefore, mystical experiences will come to these natives as illusions.
Ketu In Ashlesha Nakshatra
Ketu in Ashlesha influences the meanings of Ketu (occult, past lives, investigation, seclusion, research, unattachment) with the energy of Ashlesha
People with Ketu in Ashlesha Nakshatra are mystical, spiritual, and have an interest in the occult. They will have a mystical experience at least one time in their lives, that connects them to a past life. For instance, they can have a past life regression because they feel, unattached with the material world. They also feel they were someone else at another point in time. Since Ashlesha’s main symbol is a snake, they can discover they were a snake in their past life. Snakes are divine beings like the Nagas (ruling deities). On the other hand, they used the energy of the snake (charming, hypnotizing, and controlling) in a past life to get what they want. Nevertheless, somehow their energy is connected with the mystical energy of snakes and the Nagas. On the other hand, these individuals love researching the subject on the occults and mysticism. They are fascinated with any subject that relates to spirituality and religion.