Ashwini Nakshatra

All you need to know about Ashwini Constellation, 1st Lunar Mansion of Moon

  1. It’s degree inside Aries sign is 0 degree to 13 degree 20′

    Symbol – Male Horse

2. It’s Symbol is Horse’s head

3. Planet is Ketu, Nature is Deva (god like)

4. Ruling Primary Motivation is to follow Dharma

5. Animal Symbol is Male Horse

6. Direction is South

7. Sounds are Chu, Chey, Cho, La

8. Qualities are Rajas/Rajas/Rajas

9. Deities are Ashwini Kumars (sons of Sun), Shiva and Surya.

Ashwini Kumars

10. Famous people born in Ashwin are Prince Charles, Rick Tamas, Geena Davis, Jewis Lewis.

General Ashwini Placement

This Entire Nakshatra comes inside Aries Zodiac sign which is Ruled by Planet Mars, and this Nakshatra is Ruled by Planet Ketu (the South node of the moon). So mars/ketu mixture of energy is experience here which planets reside here. Dynamism, Tenacity, fierce activity and a thirst for life are reflected by this combination energy. Activation of primordial energies with awakening of consciousness is associated with this asterism. There is great relation with horses in nakshatra, Ashwa itself means horses, and it’s Deity Ashwini kumars, they themself were born with horse head and rest as human body, the are greatest healers of the gods. Interestingly, famous

Ketu (South Node)

horse lovers Prince Charles of England and Jackie Onassis have their Birth moon in this Constellation.


A playful and childlike nature are also experienced here. A dauntless spirit that likes to explores new lands may be observed. Ashwini is an perfect nakshatra for the Moon to transit in when starting a journey.

Planet Sun is exalted in this nakshatra. So, therefore, a thirst for leadership, Authority and honor associated with Ashwini. for instance, The primary Motivation is to follow righteous path, deeds, duty, religion and ethical conduct are emphasized. Ashwini is a Laghu Constellation which means it’s light and swift.

Mythology of Surya and Ashwini Kumars Birth

There’s also a Myth of Ashwini connected of Surya, (the Sun God). The story goes that Surya was so brilliant and hot that no one could bear to be in his presence. The Sun was married to the daughter of Vishwakarma,(the divine architect). Her name was Sangya. But due to the heat and intensity of Sun. She needed to spend time away from Surya even though, in a sense , his divine light represented her true nature.

During one of Sangya’s adsences, she created her own Shadow look a like, her name was Chhaya, means Shadow or reflection. Sangya had went to get boon to bare Sun’s heat. In her absence, Chhaya was doing all her duties, taking care of Yam and Yami etc. Surya fell in love with chhaya while his wife was away, they even had son together Shani (Saturn). When Sangya returned, she found out about this betrayal, she had also disrespected some Rishi (Saint) and he had Curse her to turn into mare. When Surya Came to know about this he to the Saint asked about how to overcome this curse. After knowing the cut, Surya turned himself into a stallion and galloped after her. He finally caught up to her in beautiful meadow and they made love. Conceiving the Ashwini Kumars Twins. The two horsemen.

Good Qualities

The Ashwini Kumars are picturize as divine, mystical doctors of the gods who ride in a golden chariot. Bringing their healing energy down to the earth plane. They bring light, happiness and bliss to everyone they touch. Ashwini has the power to quickly heal and reach things. The ashwini Kumars can be invoked to bring about healing and rejuvenation of the body, mind and spirit. They are known as the “physicians of the gods”.

The Ashwins can assist in childbirth, restore youth and health to the old and even life to the dead. They are forces of Prana, or life force, for instance, one can get this energy from doing meditation, which is quick in its action to stimulate, help and initiate a new level or healing.

Dark Side

The Dark side of this nakshatra is impulsiveness, aggression, a stubborn, suddenly getting angry, and arrogant nature. Perfect example is Adolf hitler having his exalted birth Sun placed in Ashwini. Passion, lust, and lack of discretion may be present if afflicted planets are placed in this Constellation.

In conclusion, this is brief overview of Ashwini Nakshatra and the mythology. above all if you don’t know where your Planets is in your birth chart, make sure to email us at Similarly, do checkout our other posts too, do like and share, thank you for all the love!

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