Ashlesha Nakshatra

  1. Ashlesha

“The Clinging Star”

Shakti (Power): Vis Ashleshana Shakti (The Power to “Inflict Poison and Destroy the Victim”)

Symbol: Coiled Serpent, Circle, Wheel

Deity: Sarpas or Nagas (Deified Serpents, Deities of Wisdom and the Underworld also called as Naga Loka)

Favourable: Activities that require a Harsh Demeanour like Filing Lawsuits, Poisoning, Scheming against Enemies, Carnality, Short Term Prospects, Kundalini Yoga, Gambling, Pest Control, Filing Lawsuits, Sexual Activity and Disposing of Useless Items

Unfavourable: Lying in the Background, Dealing with Money, Beginning New Activities or Starting Projects of a Positive Nature, Business, Trade, and Giving or Receiving a Financial Loan

Key Points

  • Ash = Burning Vish=Poison (Vis Ashlesha)
  • Gandanthara Points
  • Lot of mysitcs, Yogas, Sadhanas
  • Lord Shiva holded the halahal
  • Snakes shades skin, Hibernation – Poor vision
  • Spiritual , Sensual , sexual
  • Hypnotic eyes. Attract the people.
  • Mars get debilitated, Use to get threaten because he is not courageous
  • Teksha Nakshatra, Adomuka Nakshatra – Underground, under world, black money.
  • Manipulation – Snakes.
  • Lord shiva always control of poison.
  • Water is past, Fire is Future – Gandantara Nakshatras. – Transformation

Elements connected to Ashlesha Nakshatra

Deity Sarpas/ Nagas
Symbol Coiled Serpent
Planet Mercury
Purushartha Dharma
Gana Rakshasha (Demon)
Varna Mcleccha (Outcaste)
Element Apas (Water)
TriMurthi Shiva (Dissolve)
Animal Male Cat
Bird Spotted Owlet)
Tree Alexandrian Laurel or Nag Champa
Sound Dee, Doo, Day, Doh

Mythology of Ashlesha


Krishna Head of Snake to dull the ego of the snake. Controlled

Lord Shiva Controlled the Snake – Halahal – Vasuki – Poision – Shera sagara madana.

Swarna – Banu- Lord Vishnu used the sudarshana chakra.

Garuda & 100 Nagas

Key Themes

  • Sensual, Seductive and Hypnotic Eyes
  • Disguise, Secrecy, Deception and Manipulation
  • Remorseless, High Ego, Suspicious & Cold Natured


Star: Ashlesha

Rasi (Zodiac): Cancer

Range: 16o 40’ – 30o 00’ Cancer

Padas: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Meaning: “The Embracing”, “The Entwiner”

Indication: “The Clinging Star”

Body Part: Joints, Nails, Ears

Guna (Quality): Sattwa

Gana (Race): Rakshasa (Demon)

Purushartha (Goal): Dharma (Righteousness)

Tridosha: Kapha (Phlegm or Water + Earth)

Nature/ Category of Star: Tikshna (Sharp/ Dreadful)

Varna (Caste): Mleccha (Outcaste)

Gotra (Clan): Vashistha (name translates as the “Possessor of Wealth”)

Direction: South

Pancha Mahabhuta (Element): Apas (Water)

Basis Above: The Approach of the Serpent

Basis Below: Agitation or Trembling

Desire: To Overcome Enemies

Result of Shakti, Basis, & Desire: Destruction of the Victim

Activity: Active

TriMurthi (Process): Shiva (Dissolve)

Direction of Mouth / Motion: Adho Mukha (Looking Down/ Facing Downwards)

Yoni (Gender): Male

Animal Symbol: Cat

Bird: Small Blue Sparrow , Spotted Owlet (Pingala Pakshi), Heron

Sounds: Dee, Doo, Day, Doh

Tree/ Plant: Nag Champa, Beauty Leaf Tree, Alexandrian Laurel (Latin Name: Calophylum Inophyllum)

Colour: Blackish Red

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