Jyeshtha Nakshatra


  1. Jyeshtha

“The Chief or Elder Star”

Symbol: Circular Amulet (the Circular Protective Talisman that may represent Vishnu’s Disc), Umbrella (symbolizes Protection and Status given by this nakshatra), Ear Ring

Deity: Indra (Chief of the Gods and Lord of the Skies & Lightening, He is also the God of Thunder. He is the Dragon Slayer. He is the Ultimate Warrior and Generous Hero and Perpetually Young Looking, He Rules the East Direction and is symbolised by the Bull. He is the Controller of our Senses ‘Indriyas’)

Favourable: Harshness, Spying, Scheming, Controlling, Authoritativeness, Administration, Taking Care, Taking Charge, Occult, Monitoring, Responsibility, Concern, Family Matters, Assisting Elders, Discussing Serious Matters, Large Scale Planning, Activities requiring Responsibility, Protection, Plotting, Putting your Foot Down, Taking Control, Harsh Activity, Expressing Authority, Administration, Associating with Elders, taking Care of Family, Discussions on Serious Issues, Planning, Discipline

Unfavourable: Depression, Anger, Infidelity, Selfishness, Exploitation, Marriage, Recovery, Recreation, Tact, Gentleness, Travelling, Taking Advantage of Others, Healing, Too much Rest, Overindulgence, Activities that require Diplomacy or Sensitivity

Key Themes

  • Adulterous Nature and Illicit Affairs
  • Eldest or taking Responsibilities of a Father
  • Military, Police, Soldier, War Veteran/ Hero
  • Alcoholism and Intoxication

Star: Jyeshtha

Rasi (Zodiac): Scorpio

Range: 16o 40’ – 30o 00’ Scorpio

Padas: Sagittarius, Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Ruling Planet: Mercury

Meaning: “Elder Sister”, “The Eldest”, “Senior Most”, “The Chief”, “Most Excellent or the Most Praiseworthy”, also “The Middle Finger”, “The Holy River Ganges”

Indication: “The Chief or Elder Star”

Body Part: The Neck, the Right Side of the Trunk

Guna (Quality): Sattwa

Gana (Race): Rakshasa (Demon)

Purushartha (Goal): Artha (Wealth or Material Pursuits)

Tridosha: Vata (Wind or Air + Space)

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

Varna (Caste): Farmer/ Servant

Gotra (Clan): Atri (name translates as the “One who Consumes” or “One who Devours”)

Direction: West

Pancha Mahabhuta (Element): Air (Vayu)

Shakti (Power): Arohana Shakti (The Power to “Rise above Perils and to Conquer the Subconscious” or the Power to “Rise, Overcome, Conquer, and Gain Courage in Battle”)

Basis Above: To Attack

Basis Below: To Defend

Desire: To Gain Supremacy among the Gods

Result of Shakti, Basis, & Desire: One becomes Hero

Activity: Active

TriMurthi (Process): Shiva (Dissolve)

Direction of Mouth / Motion: Tiryanga Mukha (Looking Straight/ Facing Forward/Level)

Yoni (Gender): Male

Animal Symbol: Deer

Bird: Brahmani Duck, Jacobin Cuckoo (Chaathaka Pakshi)

Sounds: No, Yaa, Yee, Yoo

Tree/ Plant: Shaamali, Semal, Red Silk-Cotton Tree, Pine (Latin Name: Bombax Ceiba)

Colour: Cream


Elements connected to Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Deity Indra
Symbol Circular Amulet (Umbrella/ Ear Ring)
Planet Mercury
Purushartha Artha
Gana Rakshasha (Demon)
Varna Farmer/ Servant
Element Vayu (Air)
TriMurthi Shiva (Dissolve)
Animal Male Deer
Bird Brahmani Duck)
Tree Red Silk Cotton Tree
Sound Noo, Yaa, Yee, Yoo

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