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Ashwini Nakshatra

Ashwini Nakshatra is the first Nakshatra in Hindu astrology. It possesses a spread from 0°-0′-0″ to 13°-20′. It corresponds to the head of Aries & comprises of the twin stars called the Alpha Arietis (Sasra) and the Beta Arietis (Satya) – the healers of the Gods.

In electional astrology as mentioned in the epics Ramayana & Mahabharata, Ashwini classifies as a small constellation, and this Nakshatra is believed to be auspicious for new beginnings of a precise or delicate nature when the moon is in Ashwini. The ruling deities for Ashwini are the heavenly twin physicians – the Ashwini Kumaras, who served the Lords. Symbolically, Ashwini is considered to be the wife of the Ashwini Kumaras.

Ashwini Nakshatra Characteristics & Features

Ashwini Nakshatra Ruling Planet  Ketu
Nakshatra Number  1
Nakshatra Gender  Male
Nakshatra Symbol  Head of a horse, honey and the bee hive
Animal Symbol  A Male Horse
Presiding Deity  Ashwini Kumaras, the golden armored horse-headed twins
Nature  Deva (God-like)
Dosha  Vata
Ashwini Nakshatra Rashi (Zodiac)  Mesha (Aries)
Guna  Sattwa
Element  Earth
Disposition  Moveable/ variable
Ashwini Nakshatra Baby Names  Names start with Chu, Che, Cho, La

Ashwini Nakshatra Mail and Femail Qualities

Males and females born under the Ashwini Star have mostly the same characteristics & qualities.

Individual Personality

  • Polite and charming in nature
  • Well mannered
  • Good physical appearance
  • Skilled
  • Knowledgeable
  • Intelligent

Strengths/ Positives

  • Almost always in a lively mood
  • Bold & courageous
  • Adventurous
  • Youthful
  • Very direct
  • Competent workers
  • Motivated to step into new ventures
  • Self-sufficient
  • Natural healers
  • Cooperative & helpful
  • Intuitive
  • Drawn to activities of healing or self-improvement

Areas of Concern/ Problems

  • Troubles in married life
  • Lack of conjugal bliss
  • Incomplete projects keep piling up.
  • Prone to become habitual of consumption of alcohol or sexual activities
  • Become impulsive at times


  • Hasty and impulsive
  • Inefficient for long-term commitments
  • Quick tempered
  • Do not take advice well
  • Aggressive
  • Stubborn & haughty
  • Easily disappointed
  • Always dissatisfied
  • Lack mental peace & serenity
  • Overly passionate