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Graha * Bhava * Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Ketuva



The eternally youthful son of Shiva and commander of His army.

20th century India. from San Diego Museum of Art --


Sacred tree for Aśvini


sumanasa vanthitha thevamanohari aswini thevi sahaayakrube|


AUM kem ketave namah

OM shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah

aśvini अश्विनी


Ashvati * Aswathy

अश्वकिनी Aśvakinī

आश्विन āśvina

Fasra दस्रदेवता

Dasradevataa * Dhata


Asvayujas * Ashvayujau

Azvazirsha * Azvaziras

Chandra in Aśvini-Dasra

contributions coming to Earth

from the star-civilizations

based in star-systemsSharatan + Mesarthim

The first one

Empowered to Initiate * Twins of Sanga

"Thinks-and-Acts out of the Box" [Ketu]

curriculum of eccentric pioneering

Ketu liberates unprecedented invention


Magdalena the Egyptian priestess + friend of the Christos, mixing a sacred potion into the holy cup. painted in the studio of Andrea Solario c.1524


سنگ‌نگاره اهورامزدا و اردشیر بابکان

نقش رستم

Ardeshir Coronation scene at Naqsh-e Rostam * The Stone of Ahuramazda + Ardeshir Babakan

the First Nakshatra (new system)

  • 00:00 Mesha-Arya until 13:20 Mesha

  • Pada-1, 2, 3, 4 of total 108

  • 0-13:20 degrees of Meza

Aśvini Nakshatra Celestial Location


Regional Names for Aśvini Nakshatra

  • Asvayujas
  • Ashwini * Aswini * Aśvini * Aswathy * Azvakinee
  • Ashvati * Ashvattha * Azvattha
  • Asvaryuj * Aswija * who yokes the horses
  • Azva-sirsha * Asva-zirshan * horse-headed
  • Dasradevataa * Dasra
  • Dhata
  • janman * birth, production, planted, origin, born from, existence, life (first nakshatra)
  • Nasatya
  • Suta
  • tanugriha (first nakshatra)
  • Vaajibha
  • udaya * going up, rising, swelling up (first nakshatra)

Shrona * Azvattha (Shrona is a rendering of Śrāvaṇa nakshatra. Azva-attha means the tree under which horses take shelter. This same tree, Ficus Religiosa, is also a place where the Shaman/Shramin go to listen to the spirits. But Azvattha is also sometimes applied as a moniker for Aśvini.


Nakshatra Vana

Plants Sacred to Aśvini Nakshatra

see nakshatra gardens at:

  • western botanical name = Strychnos nux vomica

  • Sanskrita namah: ramyaphala, garadruma, tindu, viSatindu

  • Common names = Poison Nut, Strychnine Tree



parts of the Strychnine tree * sacred to Aśvini Nakshatra


Chrysoberyl Ketu-Ratna

Sacred traditional Gems for Ketu

Mangala-Aśvini for Kumbha-lagna where Kuja occupies bhratri-sthana-3 can produce a twin brother, possibly a twin sister.

If Aśvini contains a pitri-karaka such as Surya or Guru, or such as the dharma-pati patron of 9 (father) or the bhratru-pati patron of 3 (siblings) or even the labha-pati patron of 11 which can signify the father's immediate younger brother or 11 can also signify the elder brother of the native, then the "twinning" feature may apply to that agent.

E.g. patron of bhava-9 occupies Aśvini, the father may have a twin.

Attributes of Aśvini

wikipedia = Aśvini

Aśvini Nakshatra Meanings

"Possessing Horses" * "The Horsewoman"

  • "... horses... breath... bring wonderful help... truthfulness..."~~ Roebuck, The Circle of Stars, p 103

  • Asva-r-yujya = "She Who Yokes Horses"

Aśvini Nakshatra planetary (upagraha) ruler

Aśvini Nakshatra protective deity Regents * bhapa * bheza

Aśvini Nakshatra Symbol

  • horse
  • horse's head

Aśvini Nakshatra Gana * group:

  • Heavenly * Deva

Aśvini Nakshatra Guna of the Aśvini Nakshatra

  • Dharma = observation of phenomena, comprehension, understanding

Aśvini Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition

  • Takar ( a-Kar) = Goddess

  • Ta Denma = The Equine or Shining Daughter

  • Jugu

Aśvini Nakshatra Bija (seed) syllables

  1. pada-1 = choo (k)

  2. pada-2 = chay (ch)

  3. pada-3 = cho (T)

  4. pada-4 = laa (r)

Aśvini Nakshatra Stotram * pada-1

  • OM Visham Vishur Vashatkaro Bhuta Bhavya Bhavat Prabhuh

  • Bhutakrud Bhutabhrud Bhavo Bhutama Bhuta Bhavanah

Aśvini Stotram * pada-2

  • Putatma Paramatma Cha Muktanam Parama Gatih

  • Avayayah Purusha Sakshi Kshetrajno Kshara Eva Cha

Aśvini Stotram * pada-3

  • Yogo Yogavidam Neta Pradhana Purushesvarah

  • Narasiha Vapu Shriman Kesavah Purushottamah

Aśvini Stotram * pada-4

  • Sarvah Sarvah Sivah Sthanur Bhutadir Nidhir Avyayah

  • Sambhavo Bhavano Bharta Prabhavah Prabhur Isvarah

Aśvini Nakshatra Body Part

  • Top of Foot of the nakshatrapurusha * Kala-purusha

BPHS Auspicious activities Aśvini Nakshatra

  • Travel
  • taking medicine
  • making ornaments
  • beginning lessons
  • beginning architectural studies
  • buying or selling
  • starting a journey via elephants or other vehicles.


  • Applies to nakshatra of radical lagna AND nakshatra of Chandra. For emotional relationships, nakshatra of Chandra is more influential in determining compatibility and ease of interaction.

Psycho-socially compatible with Aśvini * Dasra

Nakshatra of Rahu or Ketu * whether highly exciting [Rahu] or deeply observing [Ketu] the fascinating yet disruptive nodal styles are well suited to partner with each other. Rahu-Rahu, Rahu-Ketu, and Ketu-Ketu pairings are found in environments that require irregularity, social non-conformism, opportunism, adventurous excitement, challenge to existing standards, cultural mixing, wandering patterns, and spiritual detachment..

Psycho-socially neutral with Aśvini * Dasra

Nakshatra of Mangala * Kuja and No-contact Ketu are assigned to share governance of secret-revealing, therapeutically invasive Vṛścika rashi. Mangala prefers to move vigorously and directly toward the goal, while Ketu's pathway tends to be nebulizing and foggy. Nevertheless, certain combinations of Ketu with Mangala can be temporarily yet profoundly healing within a narrative of active distancing, vigorous detachment, and energetically disconnected witness perspective.

Nakshatra of Brihaspati * Brihaspati's ever-expanding realm of inclusive doctrinal understanding can be supplemented by dissolving Ketu, and Guru-Ketu combinations can reflect a theoretically abstractive pair. However, the principled methods of Guru's outreach preaching are typically incommensurable with the apparently aimless disorientation of Ketu. These pairings may have a temporary shared spiritual agenda, but they are Typically, not sustainable.

Psycho-socially uneasy with Aśvini * Dasra

Nakshatra of Shukra = Shukra is all about equal matches, pleasures, and partnership. No-contact Ketu the chidrakaraka is all about disconnection, amputation, splitting. This couple is not adversarial. Rather, it finds no mutual point of contact. The Shukra partner seeks harmonious, wealth-accruing unions whereas the Ketu partner seeks pilgrimage, wandering, witnessing dispersion. Low potential for agreement.

Nakshatra of Shani * Shani imposes the rules and Ketu dissolves the rules Generally Ketu folk feel restricted in Shani's fixed-role, orderly environments. Ketu tends to find Shani as rather meaninglessly punitive, purposelessly strict, or uselessly authoritarian. Ketu wanders on.

Most catalytic (challenging) nakshatra for Aśvini * Dasra

Nakshatra of Chandra * Ketu and Chandra form an inherently uncomfortable union. Chandra stabilizes, settles, cultivates, harvests, and nurtures. Ketu blows through Chandra's settlements like a dust storm, desiccating the nurturing waters and pulverizing ancestral roots. Chandra the Sustainer can withstand most of Ketu's disconnective effects but even so, Chandra is wary of amputation, decapitation, and root-destruction. This pairing is rare, and when it occurs the Chandra partner may perceive No-Contact Ketu as a nuisance.

Nakshatra of Surya * Ketu and Surya often cannot recognize each other. Surya's brilliant light overpowers Ketu. This pairing is exceptionally rare, and when it occurs the Surya partner may perceive Ketu as insubstantial, unintelligent, or disoriented.

Nakshatra of Budha * Ketu and Budha work at cross-purposes. Budha repeats a script of message delivery that depends on a logical mental process. Ketu is speechless, off-script, non-sequitur, clueless, and ungrammatical. If this pairing is required for some pre-incarnationally planned reason, logically argumentative Budha may express resentment toward Ketu's proclivity toward wandering non-thought.

Phala Jyoutisha Deepika, by Dr. S.R.N. Murthy, UBS Publishers. (1994). p. 40-41
[begin quote]

Those born in the Aswini star are scrupulous, prosperous, obedient, truthful, obtain all comports. They are endowed with good family and children and are wealthy. The are daring, handsome and monied. They are capable administrators, cruel, of big body, and respected. They sacrifice money, of good conduct, and enjoyers. They are quick and candid, knowers of scriptures, rational and succeed in quarrels. They are long handed and wide eyed. They are respected by kings and sweet spoken. They are daring, arrogant, thieves, and frauds. They are unkind, practice forbidden paths, intelligent, and contain some symbol on their girdle. They are fickle and undertake travelling. They court other women and farsighted. They are not independent, but strong.

Those born in the first quarter are daring, carry on fire associated jobs, stingy and court other women.

Those born in the second quarter are religious, bright, wealthy by corns.

The third quarter born are learned, good eaters, enjoyers, anxious, win in arguments, quarrelsome and heroic.

Those born in the fourth quarter are worshipers of gods, religious, obtain good will of women. [end quote]

QUOTATION from Dennis Harness, The Nakshatras: The Lunar Mansions of Vedic Astrology

"The symbol for Ashwini is a horse s head representing a dauntless spirit of adventure and a head-strong nature .

  • The ruling deities are the Ashwin twins who ride in a golden chariot and shower healing energy down to the earth plane.

They are the Physicians of the Gods .

  • Their shakti is the power to quickly heal and reach what they desire.

  • This is a nakshatra of initiation, revitalization, and transformational healing .

  • The Ashwini natives have a deva, or godly temperament, and their primary motivation is dharma.

The ruling planet is Ketu (South Node of the Moon), which gives a mystical and mysterious bent to their life journey."

Shakti of the Aśvini Nakshatra

commentary by Pdt. David Frawley, Fruits of Worshipping Each Nakshatra

"The Ashwins desired, "May we be possessed of good hearing and not be deaf."

One who makes the appropriate offering to the Ashwins and to Aśvini becomes possessed of good hearing and will not become deaf.

  • Aśvini Nakshatra grants the power of hearing on both outer and inner levels.

That is why this Nakshatra relates to secret knowledge and to miraculous powers "

Vocabulary for Aśvini Nakshatra


  • The Nakshatra Aśvini


  • Under which horses stand = the holy fig tree, Ficus Religiosa
  • a vessel made of its wood
  • the upper (or male)
  • the plant Thespesia Populneoides
  • of a Nakshatra, also called Shrona
  • a name of the sun; name of a people
  • day of full moon in the month Ashvina (in which month the fruit of the Ficus Religiosa generally becomes ripe)
  • the small Pippala tree
  • relating to the Nakshatra Ashvattha;

    the moment in which the moon enters that Nakshatra


  • possessed of horses, consisting of horses; richness in horses
  • mounted on horseback; A cavalier; horse-tamer
  • the two charioteers; name of two divinities who appear in the sky before the dawn in a golden carriage drawn by horses or birds
  • they bring treasures to men and avert misfortune and sickness; they are considered as the physicians of heaven
  • name of the Nakshatra presided over by the Ashvins
  • the number two
  • the head of Aries or the first of the 28 Nakshatra
  • from Aśvini, shortened for the sake of metre
  • belonging or devoted to the Ashvins
  • name of a month in the rainy season (during which the moon is near to the constellation Aśvini)
  • name of a kind of brick
  • name of the Nakshatra Aśvini


  • having the Ashvins as deity
  • the Nakshatra Aśvini
  • accomplishing wonderful deeds, giving marvelous aid

QUOTATION from Hindu Mythology, Vedic and Puranic , by W.J. Wilkins, [1900], at


From the hymns addressed to these deities it is not at all easy to know who or what they are.

Yāska, the commentator of the Vedas, deriving the name from a root meaning "to fill," says they are called Asvins because they pervade everything, the one with light, the other with moisture.

Another commentator says they are called Asvins because they ride upon horses.

Some say that by them heaven and earth are indicated; others that they are day and night; others, again, that they are the sun and moon.

Professor Roth says, "They hold a perfectly distinct position in the entire body of the Vedic deities of light. They are the earliest bringers of light in the morning sky, who hasten on in the clouds before the Dawn and prepare the way for her."

In some hymns they are said to be sons of the sun ... Surya); in others are called children of the sky; in others, again, as the offspring of the ocean. They seem to represent the transition from night to morning - night when it is passing into day.

The Asvins are said to have had Suryā, the daughter of Savitri, as their common wife. She chose them, as her life was lonely. Her father had intended her to marry Soma; but, as the gods were anxious to obtain so beautiful a bride, it was agreed that they should run a race, Surya being the prize of the winner.

The Asvins were successful, and she ascended their chariot. In another passage Soma is said to have been her husband; the Asvins being friends of the bridegroom.

The Asvins are regarded as the physicians of the gods, and are declared to be able to restore to health the blind, the sick, the lame, and the emaciated amongst mortals.

They are the special guardians of the slow and backward; the devoted friends of elderly women who are unmarried. They are said to preside over love and marriage, and are implored to bring together hearts that love.

A number of legends are found illustrating the power of the Asvins in healing the sick and assisting those in trouble, from which we learn that they could restore youth and vigour to the aged and decrepit; they rescued a man from drowning, and carried him in safety to his home.

  • The leg of Vispala, that was cut off in battle, they replaced by an iron one.

  • At the request of a wolf, they restored sight to a man who had been blinded by his father as a punishment for slaughtering a hundred and one sheep, which he gave to the wolf to eat.

  • They restored sight and power to walk to one who was blind and lame.

As a result of these and other similar legends, the Asvins are invoked for"offspring, wealth, victory, destruction of enemies, the preservation of the worshippers themselves, of their houses and cattle."

The following legend of the cure they effected on Chyavana, from the"Satapatha Brāhmana," will illustrate the peculiar features of the work of the Asvins:

  • Chyavana, having assumed a shrivelled form, was abandoned by his family. Saryata, a Rishi, with his tribe settled in the neighbourhood; when his sons seeing the body of Chyavana, not knowing it was a human being, pelted it with stones. Chyavana naturally resented this, and sowed dissension amongst the family of Saryata.

  • Anxious to learn the cause of this, Saryata inquired of the shepherds near if they could account for it; they told him that his sons had insulted Chyavana. Saryata thereupon took his daughter Sukanyā in his chariot, and, apologizing for what had been done, gave his daughter to the decrepit man as a peace-offering.

  • Now the Asvins were in the habit of wandering about the world performing cures, and, seeing Sukanyā, they were delighted with her beauty and wished to seduce her. They said," What is that shrivelled body by which you are lying? Leave him and follow us." She replied that whilst he lived she would not leave the man to whom her father had given her. When they came to her a second time, acting on her husband's suggestion she said, "You speak contemptuously of my husband, whilst you are incomplete and imperfect yourselves. "and on condition that they would make her husband young again, she consented to tell them in what respect they were imperfect and incomplete. Upon this they told her to take her husband to a certain pond. After bathing there, he came forth with his youth renewed. Sukanya told the Asvins that they were imperfect because they had not been invited to join the other gods in a great sacrifice that was to be celebrated at Kurukshetra.

  • The Asvins proceeded to the place of sacrifice, and, asking to be allowed to join in it, were told that they could not do so, because they had wandered familiarly among men, performing cures. In reply to this, the Asvins declared that the gods were making a headless sacrifice. The gods inquiring how this could be, the Asvins replied, "Invite us to join you, and we will tell you." To this the gods consented.

In another account of this legend, it is said that, as the Asvins were physicians, they were consequently unclean;

hence no Brahman must be a physician, or he is thereby unfitted for the work of a priest; but as the work of the Asvins was necessary, they were purified, and then allowed to join the gods. They then restored the head of the sacrifice.

Professor Goldstücker says, "The myth of the Asvins is one of that class of myths in which two distinct elements, the cosmical and the human or historical, have gradually become blended into one. . . . The historical or human element in it, I believe, is represented by those legends which refer to the wonderful cures effected by the Asvins, and to their performances of a kindred sort; the cosmical element is that relating to their luminous nature.

The link which connects both seems to be the mysteriousness of the nature and effects of light and of the healing art at a remote antiquity. It would appear that these Asvins, like the Ribhus, were originally renowned mortals, who, in the course of time, were translated into the companionship of the gods."


Aśvini Nakshatra

BPL commentary

Aśvini = light-and-sound healers who work with polarity and pulse, such as pulsing laser light beams. They are a pair and inseparable. Naturally, Aśvini-born have superb hearing and are extremely sensitive to vibrational frequency.

Although this technology and other similar light-and-sound healing methods were forgotten as previous civilizations each slipped into the bottom of the cycle, the present ear is returning to this ancient knowledge and collective memory is resurging.

When horses (Asva) were delivered to Earth, they came in pairs for breeding. The old stories tell that these remarkable pairs were often discovered behind a dissolving cloud [Ketu] while standing under a tree (medicinal plant spirit).

The bringers of the horses also brought marvelous medicines. Those hailing from Mesarthim also seeded the earth's memory grid with potential inventions to be developed when the time would be (again) appropriate.

These gifts helped civilizations to rebuild and cemented a remarkable, now-ancient bond between humans and horses. Despite the invention of new technologies of transport, many humans still cherish horses due to the healing power of the equine spirit. These cherishers accept the time and expense required for the horses' care as a loving service to this dear species who have shared the path with humans for millennia..

Often cited as the creatures likeliest to graduate from the 2nd-level kingdom of plants and animals, into the 3rd level kingdom of humanoids, are tame horses, domestic cats, domestic dogs, service elephants, and trees,

Aśvini = inventive genius and healer, but often swayed by Others.

One of the primary challenges faced by one born into a Nakshatra of Ketuva = Aśvini-Dasra, Makha, or Mula-Nirṛti = circuit-breaker Ketu tends to provide a blank screen upon which others may project their desires. It may be beneficial to meditate upon one's authentic preferences and secure one's choices by writing them or speaking them. Without a conscious awareness of the need to ascertain one's own true preferences, the natural apathy of Ketu may lead the native into inauthentic choices based on the will of more ambitious, more opportunistic Others [Rahu].

BPL commentary: pada-1-2-3-4 [00:00 Mesha-Arya until 13:20 Mesha] = (8th, chidrakaraka-Ketu)

Sudden dispersal of outdated identity, eruption of new conditions, long-covered secrets revealed. Often an inventor; excavator; discoverer; initiator of new paradigms; agent of radical change (8).

Eccentric and unorthodox ideas emerge according to natal characteristics of Professor Ketu.

Ketu-ruled Aśvini may experience some mental health issues, yet on the plus side this nakshatra is often blessed with clairaudient sensitivity

In and of itself, the gift is not useful until the native learns to control and refine one's healing powers.

Like wild horses, Aśvini needs skills training and inner discipline to apply the knowledge thus gained toward compassionate service.

Otherwise Aśvini simply runs free - a being of great power and beauty but concerned only with self.

Importantly: the female Aśvini native = "partner-optional"

Although companionship may be appreciated and Aśvini may cheerful marry with positive expectation (so long as partner also enjoys a Rahu-Ketu ruled Chandra)

the independent and self-sufficient Aśvini woman may live in Ketu-conscious-contentment without a full-time partner. Ketu facilitates disconnections and depending on matters seen within 7th-from-Chandra as well as rulers of 7th-bhava and 7th-navamsha, one may have scheduled a number of socially recognized severances.

Aśvini natives have a horsey ambience = large teeth, likes to run, independent and psychically attuned.

Aśvini usually has a Twin = either a psychic twin or a physical twin. This twin is a person or a being to whom the Aśvini native can listenclairaudiently. Aśvini inventors, scientists, intuitive are easily able to communicate with their twins on the Other Side.

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Aśvini * Dasra

BPL commentary

For Aśvini births of a feminine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, spacious, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Nasatya, spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Mezarthim. Their purpose is hearing the higher frequencies and healing intuitively.

Innovating Observer

Akaza-ruled Aśvini ladies are independent minded. Nasatya-born ladies are often athletic. They may practice various methods for maintaining an exceptionally slender physique. Psychologically competitive, feminine Ashvayujau often appear nonchalant while quietly marshalling their militant forces.

Azvakini tend to marry fascinating Rahu-influenced partners, if they marry at all.

Aśvini tends to express the innovative, competitive vigor of Mangala through the witnessing, detached behaviors of Ketu. All pada can be interested in medicine, but the 4th pada are nearly always midwives, nurses, physicians, dentists, or other recognized healing roles. Aśvini damsels are often found in medical environments such as pharmacies, hospitals, surgeries, clinics, and birth centers.

Akasha-born are blessed with a psychic [Ketu] agility to enter and exit the fleshbody. This skill brings them into roles such as medical intuitive and spiritual healer. Their meditative and clairsentient skills may be advanced. Yet, asva is typically modest regarding their healing powers, which they tend to attribute to Others such as deities, medical science, nature, or their partner.

Themes of personal freedom, unrestricted movement, and intuitive awareness may contextualize Aśvini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Aśvini-Dasra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 91

"... she will possess a modest, clean, wholesome, and admirable character.

She will have an inherent respect and admiration for older people,

  • particularly her parents

but she will be independent of them

  • because of her ability to earn her own living and to make her own career .

She will have a very good figure

  • and even, white teeth.

A capable and self-sufficient person."

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Feminine Nativities = Aśvini indriya-lagna

  • POTUS-pair-13 Libraries 1798-1853 Abigail Powers Fillmore * rare for her day, Abigail was an independently earning schoolteacher

  • POTUS-pair-40 Just Say No 1921-2016 Nancy Davis Reagan

  • Human Rights 1978- attorney Amal Alamuddin Clooney

  • UK Duchess 1982- photographer Kate of Cambridge * independent earning via royal engagements

  • radium discoverer, research scientist Marie Sklodowska Curie = Nobel prize in Chemistry (?)

Feminine nativities = Aśvini Svamsha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities


BPL commentary

For Aśvini births of a masculine valence, the condition of limitless, observing, uncoupling, surrendering, abandoning, disinterested, ethereal, wandering, spacious, dispersing Ketu may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Ketu-ruled paradigm of Nasatya, spirit guides, astral beings, ghosts, pilgrims, wanderers, cutters, dispersers, splitters, de-couplers, winds, flags, tails, cloudy figures, agents of impermanence and release, events of forgiveness and surrender, freedom from conventions, and inner listening may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance is provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Mezarthim. Their purpose is hearing the higher frequencies and healing intuitively.

"and now for something completely different"

Innovating Observer

Akasha-ruled chaps express the innovative, competitive vigor of Mangala through the observant, nebulizing filters of Ketu. Dasra fellows are famed for their pioneering inventions in medical, scientific, or technological fields. They are often obsessed with tools and gadgets. The 4th pada are nearly always physicians, nurses, or herbalists.

Competitive and irascible, often reclusive and disregarding of others' feelings, boldly productive Dasra are found in medicine, engineering, scientific instrumentation, and all species of gadgetry.

Azvikini are often found in medical or veterinary environments such as pharmacies, laboratories, hospitals, surgeries, and clinics. Due to their psychic [Ketu] capability to engage with astral patterns, Asvakini can also serve as medical intuitives and spiritual healers.

When looking for new ideas, they pursue an intuitive instinct to tap into the Akashic grid. Unconcerned with conforming to conventional expectations, they may seem selfish or rude. However, their job is to innovate, not to submit to old paradigms. Criticism rarely affects them.

Dasra-born hear the psychic instructions which guide their product design, surgical cutting, or drug formulation. Then, Aśvini actively pushes [Kuja] the ethereal vision into material realization. Whatever endeavor they choose to pursue, Aśvini tend to initiate new methods and produce new things.

Azvakini fellows tend to prefer the freedom of bachelorhood. If they choose to marry, the mate shoulders most of the family duties. In relationships, much depends upon their Chandra.

Themes of eccentricity, invention, irritability, and psychic vitality may contextualize Aśvini's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Aśvini-Dasra

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 84

"... a happy carefree disposition,

  • very intelligent,

  • in fact a rather above average person in this respect.

He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that

  • he will seldom have to worry about money matters.

In spite of his ability to achieve success,

  • he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements."

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Masculine Nativities = Aśvini indriya-lagna

  • Annunciation 1452-1519 logic Leonardo daVinci

  • Starry Messenger 1564-1642 Galileo Galilei

  • Homeopathy 1755-1843 Dr. Samuel Hahnemann

  • My Inventions 1856-1943 Nikola Tesla

  • Memories Dreams Reflections 1875-1961 Carl Jung

  • Experience 1942-1970 guitarist Jimi Hendrix

  • theoretical physics professor + experimenter Enrico Fermi

  • Nobel Prize mathematics, paranoid delusions John Forbes Nash

  • Jyotisha software Das Goravani

Masculine Nativities = Aśvini Svamsha

General Description of Aśvini characteristics

QUOTATIONS from Das/ Behari

Description of the Pada = four quarters = four steps = of Aśvini

Aśvini Pada-1

[00:00 Mesha 03:20 ]


[vargottamsha] super-pada for innovation and chamionship

Svamsha = Mesha navamsha

[mūlatrikoṇa for Mangala]

BPL Commentary


Makara-Draco rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Shani-profiled careers in governance, over-seer, legislation, policy and law, executive decision-making, bureaucracy, social ordering, hierarchies, stepwise processes, protocols and procedures, imposition of rules and consequences, elder judge, graduations and grading, professions of aging and antiquities, geriatrics, stiffening, rigidity, stones-and-bones, old things, structure


Tula-Vanika = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Shukra--profiled spousal characteristics of harmonizing nature, sweets-seeking tendencies, luxury lifestyle, gracious arrangements, adjustability, negotiating skills, partnership orientation, and diplomatic perspective. D-1 Bhrigu can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Shukra-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

"Gracious personality,

  • enjoys good power and exchange ideas with learned people.

Occupies a high position in a company or government service.

Affected with excess bile complaints.

If this extension also is the Lagna (ascendant)

  • and Jupiter also is positioned here, one lives up to 83 years.

Even though you are a good executive,

  • you are not generally liked by your associates and employees.

QUOTATION * for the Male only * = Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Aśvini, from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 108:

Aśvini Pada-1=


  • has short nails. Eyes are large, may have buck teeth.

  • Fond of jewels, bracelets, rings, and other ornaments of attire.


Aśvini Pada-2

[03:20 Mesha- 06:40]

Svamsha = navamsha Vrishabha-Urisha

[mūlatrikoṇa for Mangala]

BPL Commentary


Kumbha-Ghata rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Shani-profiled careers in scientific systems, regulated networks, distribution networks, economics, ecologies, communities, friendship linkage, weaving, knitting, knotting, making of nets, marketplaces, associations, large-scale gatherings, professions of the marketplaces, bazar, social participation, gridwork, framework, conceptual exchange grids, social and electro-magnetic connections


Vṛścika-Ketta = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Mangala-profiled spousal characteristics of penetrating nature, surgical tendencies, pursuit of mystery, quest for discovery and disclosure, psychological vigor, controlling attitude, mining and harvesting skills, preference for unexpected action, and secretive perspective. D-1 Kuja can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Kuja-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativity

  • Jyotishavidya software Das Goravani

Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION Das / Behari

"Not a good position.

  • tall and clever.

You are fond of eating spicy food and drink.

  • You will have trouble through the opposite sex.

Unless remedial measures are observed,

  • you cannot get out of poverty.

  • You are selfish and ambitious."

Aśvini Pada-2 = QUOTATION* for the Male only * = Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Aśvini, from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 108:

"Fat, has short nails.

  • Eyes are large

May be a scientist, philosopher, writer,

  • Will be a leader in any walk of life.

  • Walks very fast; has a habit of pacing back and forth;

likes sea voyages

  • and may deal with or work in foreign countries."

Aśvini Pada-3

[06:40 Mesha 10:00]

Svamsha = Mithunaya navamsha

[mūlatrikoṇa for Mangala]

BPL Commentary


Meena-Antya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Guru-profiled careers in charity, spiritual guidance, divination, water-gazing, dream-interpretation, clairsentient visions, imagination, sacred symbols, astral bridging, invisible environments, sleep, subtle sounds and vibratory patterns, private prayer, meditation, seclusion, great cosmic cycles, reflective thought, philosophical theory, ancestor spirits, telepathy, empathy, cetaceans and cultures of Sirius


Dhanus-Haya = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Guru-profiled spousal characteristics of expansive nature, preaching or professorial tendencies, engagement with higher principles and dogma, quest for understanding, philosophical vigor, inclusive attitude, priestly roles, indoctrination skills, preference for humanistic worldview, and global perspective. D-1 Brihaspati can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Guru-D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION From Das / Behari :

"You will be much learned

  • and expert in various sciences and religious scriptures .

You are exceedingly active.

  • You are a good friend to those whom you can impress."

QUOTATION Aśvini Pada-3 = * for the Male only * = Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Aśvini, by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 108:

Same as pada-2.

"Fat, has short nails.

  • Eyes are large

May be a scientist, philosopher, writer,

  • Will be a leader in any walk of life.

  • Walks very fast; has a habit of pacing back and forth;

likes sea voyages

  • and may deal with or work in foreign countries."

Aśvini Pada-4

[10:00 Mesha 13:20]

Svamsha = Karkata navamsha

[mūlatrikoṇa for Mangala]

BPL Commentary


Mesha-Arya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Mangala-profiled careers in championship, first-arrival, innovation, engineering, competition, challenge, conquest, dueling, domination, pioneering actions, use of force, hunting, dance, massage, muscular physique, physical appearance, embodiment, sexual pursuit, athletics, new birth, insemination, obstetrics, blood chemistry, inventions, novelty, singularity, winning


Makara-Draco = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Shani-profiled spousal characteristics of disciplined nature, regulatory or legislative tendencies, engagement with duty and responsibility, quest for orderly systems, pragmatism, common-sense attitude, rule-application skills, preference for conservative practices, and materialistic perspective. D-1 Shani can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Shani in D-1 can contribute more detailed behaviors.

Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

  • POTUS-pair-13 Libraries 1798-1853 Abigail Powers Fillmore * an exceptionally well-educated woman for her day. A fervent reader, collections librarian, and schoolteacher. High position in govt.

  • Human Rights 1978- attorney Amal Alamuddin Clooney

  • radium discoverer, research scientist Marie Sklodowska Curie = Nobel prize in Chemistry (???)

QUOTATION from Das / Behari

"This position is the most outstanding position for Moon, provided Sun is not in conjunction.

You attain a high education and knowledge in various branches of sciences with your own efforts.

Mostly persons born in 12th degree to 13th degree of Aśvini are

  • officers or doctors or persons holding very high position in government.

  • Doctors born in this part of Ashwini Nakshatra become successful in the medical field.

The same is the result when the Ascendant falls in 4th part of Aśvini

  • even if the Moon is positioned elsewhere.

Your distinguishing feature is that there will be a scar or mark on the head or face."

Aśvini Pada-4

QUOTATION * for the Male only = Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Aśvini, by Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 108:

"Hard, lean body.

  • Fond of pets and animals.

  • May be a preacher or a minister."


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