‘Spontaneous’ is the word to describe this nakshatra’s in one word. It is a nakshatra which is way ahead of all the other nakshatras as far as initiating anything. It is also the quickest amongst the nakshatras. All associated qualities with quickness and speediness form the core of Ashwini’s functioning.
One can see that in order to be quick one has to be direct and to the point. This nakshatra has a straightforward, no nonsense approach to dealing with things and life in general. This nakshatra is related to Sage ‘Marichi’ which means Light; no wonder Ashwini is the lightest and swiftest among all the nakshatras.
Entire Ashwini Nakshatra falls in Sign Aries whose ruler is Mars thats how this sign has so much of initiative power. Mars is the engine which drives Ashwini’s car. This nakshatra also has a close relationship with Sun, since Sun reaches maximum exaltation here. And planetary ruler of this Nakshatra is Ketu.The creative force of Ketu can sometimes be so strong and overwhelming that it becomes difficult to control or channel. This is where things go wrong with this nakshatra. Its downfall usually comes through attempting close to possible feats without proper consideration. However when it succeeds, it gets the pioneer label.This nakshatra has a strong faith in magic and the dictum – “anything is possible”.
Sun, Ketu and Mars express themselves strongly when placed in Ashwini. Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Rahu are good here as long as Ketu is well placed. conjunctions of Sun/Ketu; Sun/Mars and Mars/Ketu carry energies similar to Ashwini.
The natives with prominent Ashwini never lose a minute in converting their impulses into thoughts and their thoughts into action. This often results in an impulsive behaviour pattern, which in its negative aspect often leads to rashness. All the phrases like “Hurry causes delay, and haste makes waste”, goes very well to Ashwini natives. When Ashwini is rising on the Ascendant, it makes the person short, athletic, robust and charming in an innocent sort of way.
The hav tendency not to learn from their mistakes, and can be seen to be repeating the same mistake over and over again. Ashwini natives usually like to dress well and can be seen spending a considerable amount of time on their wardrobe.
Profession : Horse Trainers & Keepers,horse Racing Enthusiasts/Gamblers; All types of Healing Professions (in the present day and age – Physicians, Therapists, Chemists, Counselors, Physiotherapists, Druggists & Surgeons); MarriageCounselors and Childbirth Specialists; Those involved in promotional & Motivational jobs & campaigns; Athletes and all Sport related jobs; All those involved in Racing Professions like Motor Sports; Adventure Sports; Explorers; Stunt Men; Researchers & Pioneers; Soldiers; Generals; Mechanical Engineers & those involved in Engineering Professions in general; Jewellers especially Goldsmiths;
1st Pada : 00° 00′ – 3° 20′ Aries, falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. This pada is full of initiative and bestows abundant energy and ive.
2nd Pada : 3° 20″ – 6° 40′ Aries, falls in Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. This pada likes to see the material manifestation of its thoughts and ideas.
3rd Pada : 6° 40′ – 10° 00′ Aries, falls in Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury- This pada relates to the light, humorous, communicative aspect of this nakshatra. This pada gives a very quick comprehension and makes one adept in all kinds of mental activity. It can be said to be the speedy jack of the zodiac.
4th Pada : 10° 00′ -13° 20′ Aries, falls in Cancer Navamsa ruled by Moon. This pada relates to the healing part of Ashwini. This pada has an eye for people’s needs.
One peculiarity of Ashwini natives is that they are moderate eaters and are modest in any circumstance. They are not the show off types and are not likely to gloat over their accomplishments. They have a thing about being self sufficient and don’t like to be Dependant on others. Ashwini is a very resourceful nakshatra. Natives under its influence always seem to come up with the required resources under the most adverse circumstances, like a magic. they lack in discipline and endurance required to achieve perfection.
Example : Bruce Lee, the famous martial artist, was born with Ashvini rising on his Ascendant. His life in its entirety illustrates all the different aspects of this nakshatra. Besides his amazing swiftness and
quickness, the event which immediately illustrates Ashwini’s energies relates to the almost magical recovery he made from an injury, which doctors thought would paralyze him for life. Ashwini is most compatible with Shatabisha.