Jyeshtha Nakshatra (or sometimes known as Jyestha) is the 18th Nakshatra mentioned in the Vedic Astrology and resides within the constellation of Scorpio. It has a span of 16°40′ to 30°00′ Scorpio and is many times larger than the Sun. Jyeshtha translates to “The Eldest” or the “Senior most”. The star is thus, often associated with seniority. The symbol used for representing this star is an earring or sometimes, the disc of Lord Vishnu.
Lord Indra, the God among gods, is the presiding deity of Jyeshtha Nakshatra. This bestows the people born under this star with the capabilities for great achievements. Nonetheless, they must win the battle within their minds and rule over self-doubt. Only then, do they come out victorious and are able to yield the powers responsibly. The symbol ofJyeshtha, the earring, signifies protective and mental aptitude. The natives of Jyeshtha will defend the vulnerable and work towards the protection of the underprivileged. The ruling deity, Lord Indra, brings courage and bravery for those born under this star. This is sometimes, accompanied by overconfidence and ego.
The controlling planet of Jyeshtha is Mercury. The natives of this star imitate the natural tendencies of Rakshasa clan. Hence, they should be careful not to be overdriven by the need of recognition, as they value fame to a great extent & are likely to go to extreme limits to achieve that fame. Alongside, the people born under Jyeshtha also value generosity and charity. They are compassionate towards the weaker sections of the society and work wholeheartedly towards their uplifting. Their brilliant and cheerful persona makes them virtuous, with a small but faithful friend circle. The natives of Jyeshtha Nakshatra rarely join large groups for outings.
Baby names for natives of Jyeshtha Nakshatra begin with sounds No, Ya, Yi, Yu.