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Ashwini is the first nakshatra of the zodiac having a spread from 0°-0′-0″ to 13°-20′ and is ruled by the node Ketu.
  • Ashwini is governed by the Ashwins, the twin horsemen.
  • The Sun is Exalted here and the horse is the preferred transport of the Sun God.
  • Sun’s exaltation in Ashwini is a reminder to the soul of their eternal connection.
    In the zodiac at 0° in Mesha (Aries) there is a reddish star which the western astronomers call Arietis.
  • The Indians named it Aswini.
  • The deity for Aswini Nakshatra is Aswi or the Duality known as Aswini Kumar Twins, the physician of the Gods.
  • The Puranas relate that the two Aswini Kumaras were born of mother Sanga and father Ravi.
  • Ashwini nakshatra falls in the zodiac sign of Mesha (Aries), which is ruled by the aggressive and fiery planet Mars.


Ashwini Characteristics

A person born in this Nakshatra is :

  • inclined towards serving others,
  • is humble by nature,
  • is truthful,
  • has a contented family life.












Ashwini Nakshatra brings about quick aid and energization. People born in Ashwini are very active, always busy doing something and they will spend their time keeping their house neat and clean.

Ashwini rules all forms of transportation and fast travel.This represents a person with a happy, carefree disposition, very intelligent, infact rather an above-average person in this respect. Vast learning, well developed brain power, faith in religion, sacrificing tendency, ambitions, philosophical and social are the traits of those born under this nakshatra.

Positive Traits
Competent worker who performs above average on the job, intelligent, self sufficient, natural healer, helps others, moderate habits, dresses well, good finances, attractive, powerful, intuitive, idealistic, spiritually inclined, adventurous, independent, strong, powerful, charming, playful nature, nurturer, traveler, loves family.
Negative Traits
Hastiness in action compromises efficiency, impulsiveness, desire to pursue new experiences in life causes a weakness in finishing things, aggressive, stubborn, wants to do things their own way, disappointed when things do not go as planned, dissatisfied, arrogant, lack of mental quietude, over passionate.
Career Interests
Psychologist, therapists, physicians, healers, mystics, military personnel, police, criminal court, merchant, salespeople, musician, horse trainer, jockey.

Sun’s Positions of the Nakshatras (Birthstars)

Ashwini (The Horse Goddess) April 15-April 28

Regal, proud nature, excellent business skills, aggressive, militant, leadership, authority positions, and desire to power and fame.

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