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.