Range: 16°40 Cancer -30°00 Cancer.
Ruling planet: Mercury
Deity: Naga god, the serpent king.
Symbol: Coiled serpent
Gana (nature): Rakshasa (demon).
Animal symbol: male cat.
Sounds: Dee, doo, day, do.
Primary motivation: dharma right activity.
Ashlesha Nakshatra is the mystical ninth Nakshatra it falls in the sign of Cancer, domain of planet Moon and ruled by planet Mercury. It consists of six stars in the constellation of hydra, the female serpent. Ashlesha Nakshatra is called the entwine. It is called the "clinging star" with desire ‘’to embrace’’ or ‘’entangle’’ the object upon which it is focused. This lunar mention is symbolized by a coiled snake and its deity is ahi, the naga or serpent of wisdom. Ashlesha present the kundalini or serpent fire which is located at the base of spine. When activated this energy can bring mystical power. Ashlesha people may have snake eyes. These people are philosophical, thoughtful independent, penetrating, and have intelligent mind. These people have some magnetic attraction within them. They can be sensual and seductive in nature. The shadow side of this Nakshatra is they are emotionally turbulent, worry, fear, melancholy and mental instability. They may have anger and hot temper, sensitive mind and nervous system. They have eating disorder problem, not able to make discipline in food habits. Ashlesha people cannot tolerate any personal humiliation. Ashlesha is the battleground between emotions and intellect.
A tight embrace brings difficult lessons. These people learn to cultivate a sense of gratitude and courage to face reality of life. As Ashlesha falls in the sign of Cancer, ruled by the Moon it can give deep emotions that when observed in meditation can bring great insight and devotion to a higher path.
Ashlesha Nakshatra pada 1: falls in Sagittarius namasa, ruled by Jupiter, it relate to most hard work in life, dealing with enemy and disease side of the Nakshatra.
Ashlesha Nakshatra pada 2: falls in Capricorn namasa, ruled by Saturn, it relate to ambitious side and dealing with people, tricky and deceit in nature side of the Nakshatra.
Ashlesha Nakshatra pada 3: falls in Aquarius namasa, ruled by Saturn, it relate to occult side, involve in scheming and plotting, secrecy side of Nakshatra.
Ashlesha Nakshatra pada 4: falls in Pisces namasa, ruled by Jupiter, it relate to all kind of illusion, in this pada the person most likely tricked by others. They hardly show their true nature.
Ashlesha on the ascendant: sensual, capable of much exertion, and service oriented. Manipulative and deceptive in nature
Sun in Ashlesha: stubborn, business oriented, and have good communication skill.
Moon in Ashlesha: mystical nature, astrological knowledge, intuitive and need to watch diet.
Mars in Ashlesha: Mars is debilitated in Ashlesha. Aggressive, quick thinker and argumentative in nature.
Mercury in Ashlesha: Manipulative, calculative and shrewd businessman.
Jupiter in Ashlesha: Intelligent, good in academics, full of wisdom, and communicative.
Venus in Ashlesha: Venus may become entangled and enmeshed in unhealthy relationships, because Moon is emotional and devotional. It expresses unconditional and selfless love like mother. Venus is romantic and conditional love. When Venus comes under the Moon's influence it may become more emotional and unable to maintain good boundaries which require in healthy relationship.
Saturn in Ashlesha: emotions thoughts, communication, are disciplined, organized, and structured.
Rahu in Ashlesha: clever, scientific, and mind is filled with lots of ideas.
Ketu in Ashlesha give good result when aspected by Jupiter. The person is highly spiritual in nature.