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Rashi * Samchara * Bhava

Graha * Ratna * Nakshatra * Amsha * Varga


Nakshatra of Budhan

Graha in Aśleṣa = Space Invaders


outspoken * fixation * need to restrain

the Leash, the Lashing: Binding, Tension, Holding, Embrace, Fixation, Lease

Nag Champa = Sacred tree for Aśleṣa nakshatra

traditionally, Shri Ketu was born in Aśleṣa

False Rescue * unwilling to relinquish * holding-on * leash, lash, laissse, liaison, lease, tie, tackle, thong

Medusa

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OM hrim krom aim grhanathaya budhaya svaha

seekra balapratha bava bayahaarini suba aayilyathevi sahaayakrube


अश्लेषा aśleṣā

Aslesa * Ashlesha

Ashreza

Asresas

azreshasha

naga * sarpa * hydra

aayilyam

भौजङ्ग bhaujaṅga

bhujamaghabha * bhaujamga

uraga * vaba


the Squeeze

defensive communications, familiar folk messages,

emotional evangelism, narrative of ethno-cultural boundaries

extortion

tie-down

safety harness


Chandra in Aśleṣa * comforted by restraining embrace


Graha in Aśleṣa


contributions coming to Earth from the star-civilizations

in the constellation Hydra

classroom of Professor Bantering Budha

curriculum of defensive argument and emotional manipulation


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Rama and Laxmana Bound by a Serpent

from the Huntington Archives

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The constellation of Hydra from Richard Dibon-Smith

Aśleṣa Nakshatra general boundary added in red by BP Lama

Earthly astronomers reckon Hydra as the largest constellation

Aśleṣa = a specific region = #948;, ε, η, ρ, and σ Hydrae = delta, epsilon, eta, rho and sigma Hydrae

the Ninth Nakshatra * 7th nakshatra in the old system that started from Krittika


Aśleṣa Nakshatra Celestial Location

  • Hydra, the water-snake
  • "the head of Hydra"

  • #948;, ε, η, ρ, and σ Hydrae == delta, epsilon, eta, rho and sigma Hydrae


wikipedia = Aśleṣa

Regional Names for Aśleṣa Nakshatra

Asalesha * Aśleṣa * Aśleṣa

Aayilyam Tamil

Ahideva * Ahidaivata

bhujaMgabha * Bhujamaghabha * Bhaujamga

naganakshatra

tapas * warmth , heat, the 5 fires to which a devotee exposes himself in the hot season: 4 fires lighted in the four quarters and the sun burning from above. Pain, suffering, religious austerity , bodily mortification, penance, severe meditation, special observance (e.g. sacred learning with Brahmans, protection of subjects with Kshatriyas, giving alms to Brahmans with Vaisyas, service with Sudras, and feeding upon herbs and roots with Rishis. Father of Manyu.

Uraga

Vaba


Tibetan

Dengchen Lhamo * Dragon-tailed goddess

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http://bestiary.ca

Shakti of the Ashlesha Nakshatra

QUOTATION commentary of David Frawley,



"The Gods and the Demons were at war .

  • The Gods made an offering to Ashlesha.

  • This drove away the Demons.

One who makes the appropriate offering to the Serpent God, to Aśleṣa, drives away his hateful opponents .

  • In Ashlesha one can defeat one' s enemies.

  • Through it one gains the poison of the serpent to use on others.

Those born under Ashlesha make powerful warriors with powerful weapons."

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



"9. Ashlesha: The Clinging Star

(Cancer 16 40'to 30 00')

The symbol for this intense nakshatra is the coiled serpent at the base of the spine, reflecting the potent kundalini energy that resides here. Ashlesha means "the entwiner" and denotes the challenges of our addictions to sensory attachments.

It is a very mental asterism ruled by Mercury and located in the sign of Cancer ruled by Moon.

The main deities are the Nagas, the Serpent Kings. The shakti revealed here is the "power to inflict poisonous venom". Ashleshans have a rakshasa temperament with a primary motivation of dharma. Great mystical talents and enlightenment can be experienced if the primordial energy of this lunar asterism is harnessed.

The Buddha had this nakshatra rising under a benefic full Moon during his blessed birth. The King Cobra protected the Buddha from the storms of life as he performed his tapas (spiritual austerities) under the bodhi tree.

Ashlesha Career Interests

  • Writers, teachers, lawyers.
  • Astrologers, psychics and mystics.
  • Snake charmers, zoologists.
  • Stock market, speculative ventures, business skills.
  • Drug dealers, chemists, prostitution and gambling interests.
  • Sex therapists, addiction counselors.

The nakshatra Ashlesha is formed by six stars in the constellation of Hydra, the Water Snake."

Nakshatra Vanam

see nakshatra tree-gardens at www.vedicvanas.com/nakshatravana.html

  • western botanical name = mesua ferrea

  • Sanskrita namah: Naga (kez-ari)

  • Tibetan (bodkye):

  • Common names: Naga Champa, Ceylon Ironwood, Indian rose chestnut, Cobra's saffron

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Mesua Ferrea = Nag Champa = ironwood tree = sacred to Aśleṣa Nakshatra

Vocabulary for Aśleṣa


Aśleṣa

  • intimate connection, contact
  • embracing, embrace
  • entwining, entanglement
  • Adherence, clinging to
  • the seventh Nakshatra
  • serpent

uraga

  • "breast-going"', a serpent, snake, a female snake
  • A Naga (semi-divine serpent usually represented with a human face)
  • The Nakshatra Aśleṣa (presided over by the Nagas)
  • lead

bhuja

  • A bending, curve
  • the arm, the breast, the hand
  • the trunk of an elephant
  • a branch, bough
  • coil of a serpent

bhujaMgabha

  • serpent-asterism name of the Nakshatra Aslesha


gabha

  • slit, the vulva

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Hercules and the Lernaean Hydra: c. 1876

Aśleṣa Nakshatra

BPL Commentary

Aśleṣa Fixation on Security

  • Useful for bindings, lease-leash, mooring, anchors, tethers, swaddling, wraps.
  • Masters of holding-on, stabilization, clinging, chaining

Aśleṣa Audience for the Aggrieved Narrative

Aśleṣa speaks (Budha) to those who feel wronged about securing protection from a threat

appeal to an audience aggrieved, who feel threatened by a recurring loss of security, from whom a sustaining tribal-root has been taken or may be taken, who cling desperately to the ancient ways, who tremble in fear at the loss of sheltering embrace

  • to personal security
  • to the Old Ways
  • to property ownership
  • to sustenance
  • to parents, especially mother
  • to dwellings
  • to shelter
  • to foundations
  • to conventional schooling
  • to ritual worship
  • to familiar environments
  • to farms-and-fisheries
  • to ethno-national culture
  • to habitual rhythms
  • to roots in the land
  • to a Way of Life


Aśleṣa = sensitive. They need to maintain a tight grasp upon the people, places, and processes which are perceived to be under their protection.

The Naga-born often seek protection in small spaces, and may constrict the available space of those in their environment.

Professionally, Aśleṣā may feel comfortable holding positions aligned with their Budha-ruled communication skills, such as

  • administrators
  • managers
  • instructors
  • writers
  • planners
  • schedulers
  • documenters
  • publishers
  • media-messengers
  • evangelists
  • announcers
  • reporters
  • secretaries
  • scripters
  • explainers
  • describers
  • signalers
  • information-technology specialists
  • agricultural educators
  • security officers
  • policing supervisors
  • manufacturers
  • handcrafters
  • makers of ropes, chains, lashes, belts, ties
  • makers of anchors, rigging, tie-lines, restraints
  • makers and skilled installers of fencing, gates, pilings, burrows, buhr
  • builders of walled settlements

Aśleṣa may develop professionally into cinematic directors emphasizing scenes of extortion, bondage, or entrapment. Many Aśleṣa find their way into local government administration, especially schools and transportation.

Aśleṣa's genius = fixation.

In home, school, and business environments, they are masters of close management.

Aśleṣa-born may bind and tie their friends to try to keep everyone very close and dependent. Aśleṣa try to lock the embrace in a state of tension, even with partners that Aśleṣa does not really like! It is their wrapping, swaddling nature to prevent the release of bonds.

Aśleṣa-born folk may be control freaks who need to maintain tight control over a small space.

  • POTUS-45 Play to Win 1946- Beauty Pageants Donald J. Trump exhibits tight control over the small, quick-response, high-frequency, instant, topical, micro-detailed communication space of his Twitter account. [Budha]

Hydra nativities generally malfunction when their area of management or expertise becomes too large to micromanage. They flourish when the scale of operations is local, populated by familiar faces, and rooted in the place of settlement. However, when allowed to exercise the micro-control that they need, Aśleṣa can reward their colleagues and employers with admirably managed environments.

In political environments, Aśleṣa often specialize in local issues related to security, border-control, immigration, safety, and ethnicity.

Aśleṣa can flourish as a government administrator who controls a local village, a small commercial shipping port, or a small town transit system. They may relish working in small colleges where they can control the micro-environment of classrooms, curriculum, and hiring. Hydra may find their way into the Budha-ruled area of information systems, and establish a fiefdom in some well-boundaried area of control such as resource management.

Having a maritime affinity, Hydra may be found in shipping ports, especially dealing in the appliances of strapping, binding, and containment such as anchors, ballast, lashing, lines, ropes, ties, and freight containers. They are masters of topical areas of boundary control such as customs regulations, border policing, immigration/emigration.

The management [Budha] of international trade and travel markets call Aśleṣa's attention because matters of shipping and water-transport are Aśleṣa specialties, but the focus is always upon an immediate conversation, announcement, or message [Budha] rather than a broader or longer-term approach involving principle, theory, or doctrine [Guru].

Typically with Aśleṣa the micro-focus behavior means that Aśleṣa may succeed when a specific event, specific contract, or specific declaration must be emphatically decided. Issues of broader policy, longer-term implications, and higher principle generally lie outside the Aśleṣa scope of understanding.

Much depends on the placements of both the verbal, articulate Professor Budha and Budha's enemy. the intuitive, comfort-seeking Professor Chandra.

Budha-yuti-Shani may stabilize Aśleṣa who is otherwise prone to change opinions rather mercurially.

Hydra is a splendid nakshatra for all purposes of (voluntary and involuntary)

  • restraint
  • strapping
  • binding
  • ropes
  • mercerized thread
  • squeezing, such as plastics molding
  • fixing to a place
  • applications of sticky substance such as glue and mortar
  • temporary sealants and tight covering such as tarps
  • wrapping
  • shrink-wrap, gift-wrap
  • infant swaddling
  • use of mechanical tension, such as architectural and engineering materials tests
  • mooring
  • tethering
  • anti-earthquake stabilizing
  • high-tension wires
  • chains
  • manacles
  • devices of temporary restraint
  • leashes
  • animal-tethers
  • ties and cords including umbilical cord
  • tying watercraft to a fixed spot
  • pilings
  • boat-anchor-chains
  • tethered rafts and docks
  • buoys and tethered signal-devices

Binding agreements, restrictive guidelines, squeezing extractions, financial and emotional extortion, strangling, guilt, manacles and shackles, snares, belts, ropes, chains, guy-lines, seismic retrofit, tie-downs, stabilizers, and border-control are all Aśleṣa specialties.

Aśleṣa folk can be growth-challenging parents. Seeking tight control over their children, they tend to prefer to micromanage the behaviors that are permitted in the home while binding the children close via manipulative tactics. Once the children are grown and out of local range, however, Aśleṣa may seem to suddenly lose interest in the parenting.

If Aśleṣa owns a commercial business, the adult children are typically hired into the business and given special privileges as a device for keeping the adult children bound to the Aśleṣa native. If grandchildren come to live in Aśleṣa's home, the cycle of securely tight management can revive. Grandchildren, like their parents before them, may feel both profoundly manipulated and securely protected.

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Sarpa-Satra scene from the Razmnama, Birla edition c. 1605

Aśleṣa ATTRIBUTES



Aśleṣa Nakshatra Symbol

  • coiled snake


Aśleṣa Nakshatra Gana * group

  • Demonic * Rakshasa


Aśleṣa Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition

  • Kak goddess

  • Dengchen Lhamo = Dragon-tailed goddess


Aśleṣa Nakshatra protective Deity * bhapa * bheza

  • Sarpa (a Snake that became a god) == Naga

BPHS Aśleṣa Nakshatra Auspicious events

  • Fierce competition,
  • things relating to serpents, as in serpent puja,
  • things relating to poison,
  • rash actions,
  • starting a business,
  • money exchange

Aśleṣa Nakshatra Meanings

  • "All the snake-like associations of clinging, creeping, and poison; of embracing and sexual union." ~~ Valerie Roebuck, Circle, p. 107

  • intimate connection, contact; slight contact

  • "the Clinging" *"the Embracing" *"Strangulation"

  • embracing, embrace; intertwining

  • adherence, clinging to

  • Hypnotizing, poisoning, seducing, squeezing - entrapment of the victim.

cognate Latin tenire = 'to hold ' = intense, tension, tenacious, attention, intention, contention, retention, retain, entertain, maintenance, sustenance, tenet, tenant, lieutenant, appurtenance, countenance, concatenation


Aśleṣa Nakshatra Body Part

  • Ears of the nakshatrapurusha * Kala-purusha


Aśleṣa Nakshatra group

  • Moola

Moola = root

Aśleṣa belongs to the group of six nakshatra called Moola = Aśvini, Aśleṣa, Magha, Jyestha, Mula, and Revati

  • of these six, Aśleṣa is called the Sarpa Nakshatra

  • Traditionally, birth in Aśleṣa the leash is considered less benevolent due to implications of binding, involuntary holding, snakes, unsavory attachments, and entrapment. Therefore certain rituals are performed 27 days after the birth to eradicate these images from the front line of the subconscious image inventory.



COMPATIBILITY

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

Psycho-socially compatible with Aśleṣa * Naga =

Nakshatra of Budha * mercantile, conversational, collaborative

Nakshatra of Surya * center-stage, sparklingly exceptional, brightly self-reflexive Surya-style is pleasantly compatible with bantering Budha's chatty messaging style

Nakshatra of Shukra = materialistic, accumulating, sensual


Psycho-socially neutral with Aśleṣa * Naga

Nakshatra of Shani * materialistic, structuring, status-oriented Shani has no natural conflict with bantering Budha's need to explain, instruct, describe, and diagram. Mercantile, conversational, collaborative, shopkeeper Budha is friendly with economic-systems regulator Shani. Budha may indicate the junior partner, the salesperson, the explainer while the Shani partner is more concerned with longevity and continuity of the operation.


Psycho-socially uneasy with Aśleṣa * Naga

Nakshatra of Mangala * Budha considers Kuja to be neutral; However, Moving Mangala sees Blustering Budha as an enemy. Kuja likes to get things done whereas Budha is not a doer but rather a talker. This pair has too much friction to be truly compatible.

Nakshatra of Brihaspati * Guru and Budha are mutually neutral. Brihaspati welcomes every experience into the full totality of awareness, and Budha provides the messaging mechanism to preach the good news. Budha looks at Guru and sees a neutral. All would seem to be well with this pairing. However, when Guru looks at Budha, Professor Brihaspati sees Budha as an arch-enemy. Guru likes to preach on the widest humanistic principles whereas Budha chats about the technical details. This pair has too much friction to be truly compatible.

Nakshatra of Rahu or Ketu * whether highly exciting [Rahu] or deeply observing [Ketu] the fascinating yet disruptive nodal styles are acceptable to neutral news-announcer Budha who is always open to an interesting story.


Most catalytic (challenging) nakshatra for Aśleṣa * Naga

Nakshatra of Chandra * caretaking Chandra's rhythmic, parenting, routinized style recognizes only intuitive and emotional sources of knowledge, and this conflicts with Budha's focus on logical argument and unbiased information delivery. Broadcasting Budha considers Professor Chandra to be His arch-enemy


BPL commentary general Aśleṣā abilities, traits, specialties

communicative and argumentative approach to writings, declarations and announcements, reports, criminal defense, radio-television-cinema-video-internet, publishing, plans, pamphlets, propaganda , lyrics, hooks , jingles, slogans, sayings, spells, incantations, conversations, media publications, argumentation, administration, logical process, conversations, small-group process, teamwork, manufacturing, mentality, management.

Special complexities for Aśleṣa, even within the Nakshatra trikona of turn-taking, coupling, manipulative, Broadcasting Budha:

Aśleṣa Nakshatra belongs to the Nakshatra Trikona of Messenger Budha the Announcer: Aśleṣa-Naga ++ Jyeṣtha-Antares ++ Revatika - Pushan

those born into these three nakshatra are particularly gifted in all varieties of communicative endeavor, to name only a few:

  • conversational, narrative, signaling, reporter, announcer
  • itinerary, planning, scheduling
  • coupler-joiner, sexual, manipulative, interactive, collaborative
  • cohort, teamwork, ensemble, management, commerce, business
  • logical, explanatory, instructional, explanatory, interpretive,
  • diagramming, drafting-drawing, handcraft, technology-tools
  • inter alia

However, in each case Professor Budha holds an unfriendly relationship to the rashi-pati, and this often results in the communicated messages being somewhat adversarial or abrasive in nature:

  • Aśleṣa-Naga * Karkata ruler Chandra. Although Chandra the Glow has no enemies, and Somana is patiently parental toward young whippersnapper Budha, the quietly rhythmic, intuitive, routine-loving Chandra is disliked by chatty conversational Budha. Aśleṣa are often willing to represent, describe, discuss, or write about squeamish sexual-emotional (Budha-Chandra) topics, particularly matters of sexualized parenting, or binding, leashing, or tied restraint. Aśleṣa - Naga the Coiling Ones are famed for their remarkable capacity to mentally manipulate [Budha] the feelings [Chandra].

  • Jyeṣtha-Antares * Vṛścika ruler Kuja. Although Professor Budha feels neutral toward do-it-now Kuja, Professor Mangala is supremely frustrated by Budha's habit of talking rather than doing. Mangala explicitly dislikes Budha. Unless Budha is very well placed, Jyeṣtha natives are not known for their interest in entertaining alternative points of view nor do they normally feature a tolerance for ambiguity. However Jyeṣtha excel in matters which combine words with vigorous movement, such as action-cinema, politically motivational writing, inspirational talk that provokes an active response (such as change-oriented psychological counseling), and preaching mixed with physically energized liturgies (for example, declaiming rituals, glossolalia ritual. lit-urgy = "words with actions".)

  • Revatika-Pushana * Meena ruler Guru. Brihaspati, the Professor of Theory, Principle, and the Big Picture, explicitly dislikes detail-oriented, technology-fixated, scripted and chattering "street-talker" Professor Budha. Revati may struggle to precisely express one's ideas in normal conversational mode, where one's signal may wander off-message. However, Revati can flourish in way-showing communications by using big-picture sensing modalities, such as imagistic, dreamlike fine-arts painting and sculpture, or any variety of music (often splendid singers and dancers).

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Hercules and Iolaus slaying the Hydra, 1545

woodcut by Hans Sebald Beham (1500-1550): from The Labours of Hercules (1542-1548)

General Description of Aśleṣa characteristics

QUOTATION from Das / Behari


General results of being born in Aśleṣa Nakshatra :

  • You will possess the quality of a penetrating glare.

Character and general events:

  • You will have difficulty showing gratitude.

  • You may be of a duplicitous nature.

  • You will possess the gift of intriguing speech.

You have the qualifications of a leader, possibly as a politician.

  • You will be very intelligent.

  • There is also an indication of being soft spoken and meek.

  • But your external shyness may be misunderstood by others as arrogance.

  • You are not easily swayed by others.

  • Be cautious of this trait when dealing with those of questionable character.

You do not keep any distinction between rich or poor, good or bad.

You work well independently

  • and would be suited towards managerial positions.

You are not of a cheating nature,

  • but are often mistaken by others.

You have difficulty distinguishing

  • between those who are truly in need and those who are not.

  • You enjoy being recognized for your good deeds.

You will be lucky and popular, but have difficulty controlling your temper.

  • You may lose it at inappropriate times

  • and remain silent when it may be necessary.

  • You will have difficulty enjoying your fortune, mainly due to poor association.

You will be the recipient of anonymous donations.


3 . Education, sources of income/profession:

  • You may have your education in arts or commerce.

  • In the professional field, you will get speedy promotions and sudden reversals.

  • A heavy loss of money at the age of 35-36; unexpected and unearned income when you are 40 years of old.


4. Family life:

  • You will have to shoulder much of the family responsibilities, due mainly to your being the eldest

  • You may experience some miscommunication with your spouse in the realm of finances.


5. Health:

  • You may suffer from intestinal disorders.

  • Be aware of addictive tendencies with intoxication.

Rising Nakshatra

Feminine Nativities

Aśleṣa-Naga

Aśleṣās * Uraga * Azreshasha * Hydra * Aayilyam * Bhujamaghabha


BPL commentary

For Aśleṣa births of a feminine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Uraga, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Hydra. Their purpose is to hold securely, twist, and control.


Call to Roots

Budha-ruled Aśleṣās are typically storytellers. They are protective, parentally concerned, emotionally responsive communicators. Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, Naga-born harken to the old ways, the familiar rhythms, the folk stories which bind an ethno-cultural people to their roots. Aśleṣā have a particular genius for evoking ancestral guilt, ethnic narratives, and ancient resentments.

Emotionally engaged and gesturing [Budha] in their messaging style, Hydra-born are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from political speech-scripters to parenting advice to folktale raconteurs. They specialize in tropes of root-culture, customs and habits, protection of the genetic stock, stabilization of the place of settlement, and defense of a way of life.

Bhujamaghabha speak the stories of a people in their land. It is the tale of a beginning in the watery mists, travel by ship, the struggle to farm and build, the cry for protection of a parental god, and finally the rooted possession of their place. Naga-born = natural environmentalists who prefer conversations [Budha] about motherhood, family meals, ritual worship, seasonal holidays, food and farms, schools, roads and housing, with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of culture. As parents, Aśleṣa bind their children closely.

In leadership roles, the Naga-born may communicate in a swaying, hypnotic jargon, talking in the familiar folk style, appealing to the base layers of the society, recalling an ancient past. Their audience is rapt with feeling. Their rhetoric is soothing, repetitive, simple, and homey, like a parental lullaby, soothing the baby's cries.

Once lulled, Naga's quarry may be bound and captured, lashed to the safe place. It is a bondage ritual, repeated to ensure that the past customs can repeat in an unbroken, rhythmic flow.

Aśleṣās-born may be found in socially powerful messaging roles. They come to prominence when a tribe is weakened at the root and feeling vulnerable. An ancient racial narrative is invoked. This storyline may beseech a people to strap themselves to the land and waters which give sustenance. Its clarion call rallies the fyrd, the farmers' army, the simple folk's defense of their habits, their sustenance. To this place they are bound by hunger, by vulnerability, by a need for protection.

Themes of tight bindings, holding to roots, emotional restraint, and defense of ancient folkways may contextualize Naga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Aśleṣa-Naga.

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra.p 94


"... this person is careless and unclean about herself and the manner in which she dresses.

  • She is not good-looking but indeed rather homely.

  • She is distinguished by some disfigurement on face or body

  • and is rather miserable and unhappy.

She has a secretive and rather bitter nature

  • and is somewhat harsh and unkind in her dealings with others,

  • where opportunity presents itself.

If she cultivated kindness and tact,

  • her shortcomings might be forgotten by those with whom she comes in contact.

But her attitude and appearance are not conducive to popularity."


Feminine Nativities = Aśleṣa radical lagna


Feminine nativities = Aśleṣa Svamsha

Rising Nakshatra

Masculine Nativities

Aśleṣa

Aśleṣās * Naga * Uraga * Azreshasha * Hydra * Aayilyam * Bhujamaghabha


BPL commentary

For Aśleṣa births of a masculine valence, the condition of conversational, discursive, explanatory, instructional, argumentative, commercializing, evangelical Kumara may considerably affect the outcome.

For those born into the Budha-ruled paradigm of Uraga, siblings, cousins, schoolmates, bandmates, team-mates, entourage, ensemble, neighbors, managers, cohort, coterie, collaborative group, publishers, messengers, merchants, commercial agents, reporters, writers, scripts, plans, schedules, instructions, radio-television-internet, news-media, conferences, committees, discussions, travel itineraries, and texts may be especially influential.

Instructional guidance provided by emissaries from the civilizations of Hydra. Their purpose is to hold securely, twist, and control.


Call to Roots

Budha-ruled Aśleṣās are typically storytellers. They are protective, parentally concerned, emotionally responsive communicators.

Intensely patriotic and often xenophobic, Naga-born harken to the old ways, the familiar rhythms, the folk stories which bind an ethno-cultural people to their roots. Aśleṣā have a particular genius for evoking ancestral guilt, ethnic narratives, and ancient resentments.

Aśleṣā have a particular genius for evoking ethnic narratives and ancient resentments.

Emotionally engaged and gesturing [Budha] in their messaging style, Hydra-born are often accomplished writers in literary genre ranging from political speech-scripters to parenting advice to folktale raconteurs. They specialize in tropes of root-culture, customs and habits, protection of the genetic stock, stabilization of the place of settlement, and defense of a way of life.

Bhujamaghabha speak the stories of a people in their land. It is the tale of a beginning in the watery mists, travel by ship, the struggle to farm and build, the cry for protection of a parental god, and finally the rooted possession of their place. Hydra-born are natural environmentalists who prefer conversations about parenthood, ritual worship and holidays, food and farms, schools, roads and housing, with an emphasis on ensuring continuity of culture. Depending upon the condition of parental Chandra, Aśleṣa fathers may bind their children closely.

In leadership roles, the Naga-born may communicate in a swaying, hypnotic jargon, talking in the familiar folk style, appealing to the base layers of the society, recalling an ancient past. Their sentimental audience is rapt with feeling. Their rhetoric is soothing, repetitive, simple, and homey, like a parental lullaby, soothing the baby's cries.

Once lulled, the Naga's quarry may be bound and captured, lashed to the safe place. It is a bondage ritual, repeated to ensure that nourishment can continue and ethnic customs can repeat in an unbroken, rhythmic flow.

Aśleṣās-born may be found in socially powerful messaging roles. They come to prominence when a tribe is weakened at the root and feeling vulnerable. An ancient racial narrative is invoked. This storyline may beseech a people to strap themselves to the land and waters which give sustenance. Its clarion call rallies the fyrd, the farmers' army, the simple folk's defense of their habits, their sustenance. To this place they are bound by hunger, by vulnerability, by a need for protection.

Themes of tight bindings, holding to roots, emotional restraint, and defense of ancient folkways may contextualize Naga's terrestrial experience. Applies also to Chandra in Aśleṣa-Naga.

QUOTATION from: Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra. p 82.


"Outstanding characteristic of these people

  • is their rather unpleasant and unsociable disposition.

They are awkward and gauche in their manners

  • and are not quick to profit by their mistakes

  • because of their inability to adapt themselves to their surroundings

  • and their apparent reluctance to be gracious or kind to others.

This attitude militates against success in life

  • and is a barrier to progress.


These people should live less introspectively

  • and learn to appreciate the good in other people.

They should cultivate the habit of doing things for others."


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BPL COMMENT

Mr. Ponde often repeats his particular aversion to Aśleṣa nativities. Yet whether male or female, Aśleṣa "the leash" produces many of the world's great writers, poets, and lyricists.

As well, Aśleṣa often show mastery of Budha-type mental manipulation skills including verbal acuity in public speaking, literary publishing, business administration, and clever handcraft. When twisted under a spell of emotional [Chandra] anxiety, this handiness could become Aśleṣa's notorious squeezing, choking, strangling, involuntary bondage, or extortion -- but rarely.

Aśleṣā are typically mentalized, communicative, Budha-ruled creatures who are tightly bonded to their information, They thrive as choreographers, sequencers, plot-writers, empathetic characterizers, photographers, fine-arts painters, news reporters, radio-television-internet programmers, and hands-on managers. Witty and shrewd, Hydra-born may have a wicked sense of humor.

Aśleṣa typically worries about security. They are prone to fret about school, home, parents, property ownership, fencing, shipping, roadways, policing, the environment, and all the Karkata World. Naga natives often cling like a barnacle to their home, or to their workplace, in ways that may seem smothering.

Yet, this grasping, cloying feature of their mentality does not naturally parlay into unkindness or uncleanness ... only a rather grumpy intolerance for people and things irrelevant to their task.

Masculine Nativities = Aśleṣa Radical Lagna

See also: Chandra in Aśleṣa-Naga


Masculine Nativities = Aśleṣa Svamsha


Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Aśleṣa

Aśleṣa nakshatra pada-1 * Dhanus = Svamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Kanya-Parthya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Budha-profiled careers in clinical medicine, treatment planning, logical argumentation, aid to the suffering, pharmacy and medications, herbalism, curadado, addictions, service ministry, military, supply chain, logistics, servitude, helping professions, social work, exploitation, poverty, pollution, toxicity, social marginalization, victimhood, labor-relations, peasantry, prostitution, litigation, accusation, disagreement, crime, criminal justice, professions that attempt to remediate conflicts and imbalances

Partnership

Mithunaya-Dvamdva = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Budha-profiled spousal characteristics of conversational nature, mercurial tendencies, mental quickness, preference for administrative and management processes, instructional orientation, collaborative attitude, teamwork skills, manual and handcraft abilities, and communicative perspective. D-1 Kumara can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Budha in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.


Masculine Nativities

Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION Das / Behari

"You are rich, kind and intelligent.

  • You will earn your living through automobiles.

  • You will be respected by your community.

  • You will be amiable and cause no trouble to others."


QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 107, for the male only:

"Usually laborers and people of the service type...

  • Bold, daring, thoughtless and cruel;

  • ungrateful, easily angered, and quite stupid.

Cause of great anxiety and misery to the mother;

  • may sell and use drugs;

  • quite often contracts venereal diseases

  • Drug peddlers are found in the first quarter."



Cruelty = Mula in Svamsha

Russ 1870-1924 Bolshevik Vladimir Ulyanov Lenin * total unprecedented ideologically driven revolution enforced by government violence with no concern for human consequences (although he liked animals). Five million dead of horrors of starvation following his draconian peasant-control policies.

Aśleṣa nakshatra pada-2 * Makara-Draco = Svamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Tula-Vanika rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Shukra-profiled careers in trade, diplomacy, bargaining, advocacy, peer-advising, counseling, contracts, alliances, marriage, trusts, justice, fairness, match-making, deal-making, exchange, equity, promises, covenant, legal settlement, balance, scalable measurement, arts of proportion, design arts, architectural engineering, interior design, arts of beautification, fashion modeling, musical harmony, arrangements, visual beauty, alignment, adjustment, attunement

Partnership

Karkata- = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Chandra-profiled spousal characteristics of protective nature, nurturing tendencies, emotional responsiveness, preference for rhythmic routines, defensive attitude, sheltering skills, householding abilities, and culturally familiar perspective. D-1 omana can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Chandra in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.


Masculine Nativities

  • POTUS-45 Play to Win 1946- Beauty Pageants Donald J. Trump * multiple large-scale bankruptcies, avoided repayment


Feminine Nativities (not harmed in pada-2)

QUOTATION from Das / Behari commentary:

"You will have difficulty saving large amounts of money.

  • Be mindful of serious curable and preventable diseases."


QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 107: for the male only:

  • "Thieves or people who borrow money with no intention of returning it are found in the second part"

Aśleṣa nakshatra pada-3 * Kumbha-Ghata = Svamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Vṛścika rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Mangala-driven careers in healing, disaster-control, forensics, surgery, rejuvenation, discovery, drilling, plumbing, invasive and penetrating actions, mining, diving, explosion, eruption, surgery, covert operations, professions that handle confidential knowledge, hidden resources, camouflaged assets, undisclosed environments, identity transformation, espionage, poisons, the mysteries of death, sudden changes, tantric arts, occult

Partnership

Simha-Leya = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Martanda-profiled spousal characteristics = partner charismatic, political, creative, enjoys celebrity, cheerful, entertaining, romantic, likes games and amusements, skilled in drama.. D-1 Surya can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Surya in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.


Masculine Nativities

  • Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler

  • Louisiana-Gov 1893-1935 Kingfish Huey P. Long

  • USA-Sen-WI 1908-1957 Joseph McCarthy


Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION from Das / Behari :

"You may experience some discord with your relatives.

  • You may suffer from venereal diseases.

  • This moon placement indicates a troubled relationship with your mother."


QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 107, for the male only:

  • "And when the third and fourth parts are rising, the father of the native will suffer much financially thought one's acts."


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Aśleṣa nakshatra pada-4 * Meena-Antya = Svamsha


BPL Commentary

Leadership

Dhanus-Haya rules the 10th navamsha suggesting Guru-profiled careers in inspirational wisdom-teaching, preaching, sacred scripture, religious hierarchies, philosophy, principled interpretations, worldview, dharma, convictions, catechesis, guru-roles, patriarchy, father-figures, patronage, presbytery, punditry, proselytizing, doctrine, indoctrination, credenda, dogma, discussions of higher thinking, theory, theology, ideology, paradigms of belief

Partnership

Kanya-Parthya = the 7th navamsha, broadly suggesting Budha-profiled spousal characteristics of logical nature, argumentative tendencies, management of detailed information, medical and pharmacological orientation, analytical attitude, critical thinking skills, preference for evidence-based discussion, and strategic perspective. D-1 Kumara can indicate the lifemate's social context and position. Graha residing within the 7th navamsha ++ graha-yuti-Budha in D-1 can contribute more specific behaviors.


Masculine Nativities


Feminine Nativities

QUOTATION from Das/ Behari :

"There is difficulty for both the father and mother together in a short span of time.

  • Also, you may find that sometimes you earn your money in ways which you must keep somewhat secret ,

  • and that also may take place far away from your place of birth."


QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 107, for the male only

same as Aśleṣa nakshatra pada-3

  • ... when the third and fourth parts are rising, the father of the native will suffer much financially though the native's acts.

Aśleṣa Nakshatra

BPHS, Ch. 94: 11-13

  • Ranjan edition, 1995, p. 1035 Vol 2.

  • "Remedies from the Effects of Birth in Jyeṣtha Gandanta"

QUOTATION BPHS, Ch. 94: 11-13

"A boy or girl born in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th quarter of Aśleṣa Nakshatra destroys his/her mother-in-law, and

  • A boy or girl born in the 2nd, 3rd, or 4th quarter of Moola Nakshatra becomes the destroyer (cause of death) of his/her father-in-law.

Therefore, suitable measures, as may be possible within one's means, should be taken at the time of the marriage of such boys and girls.

There will be no evil effect if the husband has no elder brothers."

BPL comments on Aśleṣa Nakshatra

Budha = mandus = hand; e.g. command, mandate, manual, manage, manipulate

Aśleṣa Feminine Nativities are often misunderstood due to their natural shyness, which can be perceived as haughtiness. They are however very empathetic. Aśleṣa may use self-defensive words as a shield against emotional vulnerability. They especially fear deprivation and disappointment.

Wordsmiths, messengers, and evangelists due to Budha-ruled nakshatra, they work best in command programming, literary and communicative settings. Aśleṣa has produced some of the world's most influential and admired female literary writers.

Due to their ongoing challenge to contain the personality conflict between empathetic, needy Chandra lagnesha versus logical, chatty nakshatra-pati Budha, the task of managing social relationships at work can consume too much energy.

Aśleṣa folk are generally more productive when allowed to work alone, few of distractions to their carefully controlled information sequencing behavior. One may not care to invest too much life-force energy into trivialities unless the career demands it.

Presuming that Professor Budha is reasonably well disposed, Aśleṣa is a splendid placement for crafters of song lyrics, "hooks "and jingles, or any type of communicative device which serves to capture and hold the attention of the audience.

Aśleṣa = penetrating, invasive qualities driven by profound need for binding embrace and control.

Regardless of one's factual material situation, Aśleṣa = feels financially, emotionally, and spiritually impoverished . A narrative of poverty and unfulfilled need may inform their thoughts, writings, and public discourse. Aśleṣa are exceptionally sensitive to the fear of kidnapping or being bound against one's will.

Even when the native has obtained abundant financial well-being , Aśleṣa feels sympathy for the extremely poor and deprived, since the Aśleṣa ego-membrane remains painfully defined by the perception of unmet need. Often this narrative involves a lost parent, particularly a lost mother.

If a parent * especially mother * is indeed 'lost' via separation such as passage to the Other Side, Aśleṣa may hyper-bond with a sibling [Budha]. The hyperbond can be very intense if Chandra joins Budha (siblings) or Mangala (brothers) or Shukra (sisters).

Can become obsessed with boundaries, fences, restraining, caging, anchoring, tie-downs

  • POTUS-45 Play to Win 1946- Beauty Pageants Donald J. Trump * US-Mexico Border Wall

Rhythmic, emotionally forceful, sloganizing speech characterized by emotional "hooks "

naturally affinity for activities which involve economic, political, educational, emotional, psychological or physical bondage,

  • binding, bands, contraband, bandaging, holding, securing, leash, lease, lashing, backlash, straps, reinforcement, vise, screw, tight embrace, braces, brassiere, control of hands or arms, tightening, straits, strain, restraint, constraint, maintaining, retaining, containing, attention, intention, retention, tension

Aśleṣa illnesses

The Aśleṣa native can make oneself quite sick from toxicity or infection, due to compulsive reuse of intimate personal items without being able to relinquish the item for long enough to wash or replace the item. Hygiene may be less important than control.

Aśleṣa Happy Habits

Aśleṣa feel comforted and delighted with activities that squeeze more value from small amounts of material.

Aśleṣa ladies may enjoy "quilting" which is an artisanal sewing art that re-uses scraps of old household cloth from discarded garments, old linen, worn curtains et-cetera.

The clever crafter re-assembles these scraps into a sewn coverlet for the bed or into a coat or other covering. Quilting is now a hobby in the USA; but not so long ago it was an essential skill of scarce-resources housekeeping. Quilting involves intensive handwork (Budha-ruled Aśleṣa) and a quilting "bee" is a highly conversational event [Budha].

Similarly Aśleṣa folk may be expert "scrappers" such as the rag-and-bone masters of past centuries

Aśleṣa the leash compulsion vs. Aśleṣa socially responsible practice

In the modern era of shrinking natural resources and astronomically expanding global population, the ethic of "reduce, reuse, recycle" is commendably promoted throughout the modern world.

Choosing to "squeeze" more utility from a resource or an object, before disposing of it, or "going without" an environmentally expensive luxury such as air-conditioning, is a noble social practice in many cases.

What makes Aśleṣa's behavior different from modern and traditional conservation practices is (1) the compulsive quality and (2) cheap, tight control on personal items (drinking cups, razor blades) while happily allowing the greater world to "run amok".

Aśleṣa rarely has a rational, altruistic global conservation motive. Its concerns are strictly personal. Also, Aśleṣa is unable to stop hoarding, stealing, scrimping, saving, and obsessively re-using -- even in the face of abundant natural resources or personal wealth.

Socially responsible practices such as reduce, re-use, recycle are rational programs of social behavior change that are sensible responses to limitations in global environmental resources.

Reusing one's razor blades until the face bleeds with shaving, or drinking from an unwashed teacup after red mold has grown around the rim, or compulsively over-billing for professional services when the legitimate billing would still create a very substantial profit, are not rational responses to environmental stress.

Rather, the Naga impulse may produce compulsive behaviors, connected with Aśleṣa's deep trauma of not being able to get the attention of the distracted parent. The inner child may remember an urgent signal to slithering into the protector's lap and squeeze to get loving approval or affection.

Q: when I searched for Aslesha, most of the articles mentioned overwhelmingly negative things about it. If I am cursed, this life is cursed, there is seemingly nothing I can do about this misery.

Please tell me about this evil nakshatra. If I cannot help myself then at least I can avoid harming others.

A: The cultural concept of evil effects from a curse (shapatha) is disempowering and superstitious.

Consider

  • Words do not have magical powers.
  • Beliefs produce events.

the idea of a lifetime curse grants ultimate power to some entity (fate) which stands (stitia) above (super) the self.

Superstition means VOLUNTARILY giving one's own power to a supposed outside force.

Superstition is one of the most disabling mentalities on the planet.

As an educated person, please condemn this disempowering delusion and the manipulative fear-mongers who profit from disabling their communities.

In reality, there is no power outside of oneself.

Aśleṣa = a set of habitual emotional expectations ++ social behaviors.

  • Due to the profundity of its unmet need to receive a holding, soothing embrace (which can be a carry-over from other lives) Aśleṣa begins life in a state of childhood deep neediness
  • Aśleṣa-born then develop manipulative skills that can get the physical-emotional needs met.

Unfortunately in the process, Aśleṣa the Naga may become so much pining for entwining

that a major portion of the life force may be directed into the behaviors of manipulation, cajoling, extortion, and sneaky surreptitious quest for embrace.

Naga-context at birth indicates a fixed framework of expectations and needs that help to define the learning pathways for the incarnation.

In adulthood, one may develop a more conscious awareness of the nature of the unmet need. One may obtain an observer's perspective on one's own characteristic -- yet often thwarted -- style of trying to fulfill the need.

Consciousness may empower the Aśleṣa adult to initiate authentic changes in both understanding and behavior .

Once the Aśleṣa "leash" syndrome may be brought into sharp and realistic focus. Healthy ways of engaging in therapeutic touch can be developed such as

  • healing massage
  • working with needy children
  • caring embrace of shelter animals
  • other non-predatory touch modalities

Every nakshatra frames an emotional starting point for the incarnation. Permission to move past the starting point into greater emotional health is granted by no outside power. Permission to heal is granted by the self, to the self.

Even if one wishes to invest credibility into the curse-concept, such a curse would be resolved at the moment of granting to oneself Permission to Heal.

Aśleṣa choose their framework of expectations and needs for a specific and intended spiritual reason. Each birth has a detailed spiritual-learning agenda that is set in motion by making decisions.

Now the question is whether one might be willing to grant oneself permission to heal.

Freedom from bondage is realized at the moment of a conscious decision to move forward. The decision is personal. No one else, no external object, controls the power to seek conscious healing.

The people who talk about curses are themselves victims of the fearful spell of ignorance. All features of the Jyotishavidya nativity are starting points only. Aśleṣa folk can and do raise their awareness to discover healthy, non-extortive, forms of self-soothing.

Many are sleep-walking through their incarnations. The sleeping ones are caught in a dream-state of vague and shifting desires. They remain lashed to their starting points. For them, there has been no change since the moment they emerged from their mothers birth canal and drew their first burning breath of Earth's atmospheric gas. The preponderance of sleepwalks is why Jyotisha nativities are so easy to read!

If one might be ready to step out of the dream into a realistic view of Self, the healing change can begin.

Aśleṣa Nakshatra Naga Behaviors

Aśleṣa is activated by Budha. Hydra = not a Rahu-ruled Nakshatra, but Aśleṣa = ruled by Naga kings (sarpa).

  • Aśleṣa - Naga has traits of snake-like slipperiness

  • Naga qualities of invasiveness , pretense, deception, surreptitious control

Aśleṣa Nakshatra Parents

Aśleṣa are often born to inattentive, distracted, or negligent parents [Karkata] who may ignore the child.

In childhood, the Aśleṣa may have been emotionally discarded by parents.

In adulthood, Aśleṣa may be engaged in reclaiming discarded articles. Hydra-born may feel bound to return to the same failed situation, again and again, in the hope of justifying oneself and regaining imagined lost benefits.

Seeking healing touch to begin the journey toward self-completeness.

Q: this Aśleṣa condition seems hopelessly evil. Every commentator says it is bad. How can one live a good life when born in Aslesha? Why would I choose this type of birth?

A: When applied to human relationships, the behavior of binding, leashing, lashing, strapping, holding, fixing is often judged as anxious and psychologically predatory. However, every human behavior has positive and negative applications.

Aśleṣa can be a manipulative controller surreptitiously [Rahu] seeking to squeeze loyalty or affection from an unwilling Other, to the point of strangling or extortion.

Alternatively, Aśleṣa provide nourishment, protection and safely fixed shelter to those desperately seeking respite from a frightening unpredictable insecure world.

In a terrible storm, Aśleṣa can be the anchorline which holds the boat securely in place. Once the storm has passed, Aśleṣa needs to unlash the holdings and lift the anchorline so that the boat can sail forward into better weather.

Aśleṣa flourishes in protective, holding, grounding, binding roles such as parenting, elementary schoolteaching, and nursing. Hydra are often challenged to release their adult children into lives of self-determination. Unconscious Aśleṣa parents may be persistently, even deviously, controlling of their adult children, slithering into every nook and cranny of their children's adult lives and over-manipulating all family decisions.

Aśleṣa are also gifted in psychology, often as addictions specialists. They are past masters of guilt and can use every trick in the book to keep an addict bound to their promise to stay clean.

It is really a genius of Aśleṣa to hold people, whether physically or emotionally, to a fixed place or fixed idea such as a promise, contract, or vow.

Aśleṣa flourishes in roles such as probation officer, 12-step sponsor, pastoral counselor, and those responsible to help others keep their vows such as abbots of monasteries.

Aśleṣa binds and anchors in times of turbulence. They are generally a source of stability and security to those who seek Aśleṣa's help in getting settled, getting established, getting planted, grounded, rooted, dug in, set in place. Aśleṣa brings people back to a fixed place.

Aśleṣa can capture runaways and recover lost objects. Aśleṣa can recover monies owed from evasive debtors. They can bind and reinforce broken families; heal personalities damaged by trauma and abuse.

Aśleṣa engineers can design binding and strapping systems to protect buildings in high winds and earthquakes. As scientists, Aśleṣa are careful to manipulate the test group separately from the control group.

Naga = genius massage healers who manipulate the long sinews of the binding muscles. Aśleṣa's tentacles have a broad reach like the "long arm of the law" which can find people who think they are successfully hiding - but no one can hide from Aśleṣa for very long, if Aśleṣa really wants to find them! Therefore anyone who needs to bind, capture or trap an elusive prey should hire an Aśleṣa who are the best in the world for holding down, lashing, strapping, and restraint.

Like each of the 27 nakshatra, Aśleṣa has a characteristic set of behaviors. When directed toward service to others, the holding, binding, securing, stabilizing talents can be skillfully applied to produce beneficial results.

When overly self-focused, Aśleṣa can develop a convoluted pattern of increasingly obsessive unmet need for attention and embrace.

When conscious, Aśleṣa are protective parents, steady and reliable schoolteachers, reputable and responsible builders, productive farmers with an intuitive knowledge of plant-roots, and patriotic citizens bound to the land they love.

As always, consciousness makes the difference and a conscious Aśleṣa can be a great healer indeed.

Aśleṣa Traits

Compulsively Manipulative but caring. Due to childhood deprivation, Aśleṣa may psychologically needs to squeeze information, Attention, affection, Agreement, or other value from a person or object.

Cheapness and compulsive re-use of personal items.

Pretending to be subsistence-poor and crippled by debt.

Aśleṣa-sarpa = secreting away piles of money, all the while"squeezing" money and favors from sympathetic others by pretending to be terribly poor.

Ironically, Aśleṣa capable of supervising greed and waste of corporations and governments on a massive scale. Aśleṣa compulsiveness = strictly in the personal sphere.

Pretending to be Poor

  • Compulsive value-squeezing frugality - even when one is quite financially privileged

  • Obsessive need to extract value from merchants by asking for low-income discounts, "sliding scale".

  • Obsessive need to extract value from government support services by (fraudulently) claiming that one lives in poverty.

Embezzling, False Billing, and Stealing

Aśleṣa may overtly or covertly steal resources from others in the compulsive belief that there is "no other viable way" for one to obtain these life sustaining essentials.

  • Aśleṣa-sarpa is very quiet and is rarely detected in the act of theft. Aśleṣa does not intend to harm anyone. One is simply following an inner directive to get what one desperately needs. This Nakshatra does not engage in violent crime; and the Serpent almost always works alone in its manipulative schemes. Does not join gangs or crime syndicates, and waits in darkness for the opportunity to "extract value". No direct attack.

  • Aśleṣa professionals such as physicians, psychologists, accountants or attorneys may feel a compulsive need to squeeze profits from large "parental" organizations such as insurance agencies, charities and governments, via false invoicing or billing for services not rendered. (See Chandra in Aśleṣa-Naga for the core emotional trauma profile.)

  • Aśleṣa are very quiet and unassuming during their"squeezing" operations; they have skilled record-keeping knowledge (Budha-ruled) and endurance to pursue small-dose, long-term accumulations. Aśleṣa are famous shop-lifters, pick-pockets, and embezzlers. Even the very financially privileged Aśleṣa may steal food.

Control Fixation on small, personal objects

Aśleṣa = famous for writing (quite long) letters on scraps of multiple old envelopes and in the margins of already-used correspondence. But this is not just a modern recycling ethic! Aśleṣa the Leash may feature an obsessive need to hold-back, constrain, restrain, strain, extract, extrude, to squeeze more usage out of a resource or an object.

Compulsive bargain-shopping for household items. A case of Surya in Azlesha

  • Entertaining 1941- housekeeping Martha Kostyra Stewart 's daughter writes that her millionaire mother compulsively shops "tag sales" at which less marketable items are sold at a deep discount. Her daughter remarks that her entertainment-mogul mom hoards hundreds of bargain-buy tablecloths.

Addiction = a behavior which damages or interrupts one's ability to perform one's normal tasks. Aśleṣa may exhibit an addiction or OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) fixation re: the normally productive habit of reclaiming value from discarded articles.

  • Aśleṣa may be unable to release from active use the sorts of small, personal-use objects which are normally disposed as waste, or washed and dried, or otherwise cleansed, reprocessed, or repaired before another use cycle is undertaken.

  • The uniquely Aśleṣa cloying trait is not the habit of recycling materials. Recycling and cleaning are culturally normalized.

  • What is unusual is the habit of retentive re-using the personal materials in a way that prevents release of used materials into the cleaning-recycling systems. Examples of retained items include used writing paper, drinking cups, plastic water bottles, tea-bags, razor blades, toothbrushes, hairbrushes, shoes, undergarments, motor oil, building materials.

Q:

Dear Barbara Pijan Lama Gi,

I bow to ask a question about the Ashlesha Nakshatra,

A lot of what you write in your articles about the Nakshatra seem very intense and powerful. I also read that it sometimes manifests as a psychic vampires.

My question is how do people control this energy so you do not harm others? The feelings are intense to not ignore.

Sincerely, Radhika

A:Namaste,

Azlresa-born are superior healers, psychological writers, and security specialists.

That is because they have the Naga-power to enter another person's energy field and understand another's deepest emotional needs. Aśleṣa are distinguished by their mastery of contortion and twisting.

Aśleṣa's restraining, embracing power can be used to cause harm, but it can also be harnessed into compassionate service to guide, protect, and heal. The difference between harm and help is professional focus (including training in professional ethics) and intention.

A splendid example of an Aśleṣa-Svamsha native who has become a tremendous healer is the fiction author Stephen King. SK has not always been a happy man himself, but he became happy when he understood his gifts for explaining the twists and turns of the human psyche. SK's horror fiction explores the underworld twists (Aśleṣa twist, torque) of the human mind. He brought a dark world into the light and healed millions of reader from their fear of that lower astral darkness.

Aśleṣa offer their genius of capture, restraint, and bonding in many professions.

Many Aśleṣa born are not famous because they work better in private conditions. In the computer world, Aśleṣa are noted security specialists. They think about predators and design software that can protect against unwanted movement (Aśleṣa protects).

In the commercial and financial world, Aśleṣa specialize in tying, lashing, fixing, restraining and ensuring control. Many Aśleṣa work in engineering and the trades doing work that stabilizes, contains, anchors, and prevents construction from damage caused by unwanted movement.

Aśleṣa are deeply caring. When Aśleṣa folk work as teachers, physicians, and social workers, they are super-protective of their students, patients, and clients. Aśleṣa are the sort of health and education workers who follow up on a vulnerable case to ensure that the person is receiving care, and being housed, nourished,. Aśleṣa are also frequently found in police work, defending neighborhoods and apprehending criminals.

Aśleṣa have the skill of persistence combined with emotional engagement. Some of the greatest healers are Aśleṣa massage therapists, who combine their deep intuitive sensitivity with Aśleṣa's famed sense of penetrating touch. If a therapeutic healing method involves holding, twisting, restraining, and embrace (using the arms = brace). Aśleṣa Healers have a unique gift for working with some of the most deeply afflicted and disturbed populations, such as those suffering from violent outbursts, sensory confusion, or psycho-kinetic disorders.

Considering all of the many ways that Aśleṣa help others, heal others, and serve others, it may be apparent that the difference between the helpers and the harmers is intention. The trained helpers use their powers to help others. The helpers use their Aśleṣa abilities of restraint, holding, binding, and squeezing in ethical, professionally prepared ways, with a clear intent to serve others. Whether Aśleṣa's skills are physical, psychological, or financial, the difference is intention. Consider always the motivation, the purpose, and the goal. You are a helper and a healer. How will you serve?

Wishing you and your family every happiness, healing from sorrow, guidance by inner light, and success in all of life's endeavors,

Sincerely,

Barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotishavidya

Q: I should be getting more out of this relationship than I am getting. He needs to pay more attention to me, and I need to be treated better.

I'm going to hold his feet to the fire so that I can get his attention. I know it sounds like blackmail, and maybe it is... but he needs to know that if he spends every single night working until the security guard throws him out, I'm going to complain to his boss.

He's avoiding me... I deserve better. He married me.

He needs to respect that vow - and if he can't or doesn't want to, if he loves his job more than he loves me - I'll get my due in court.

A: "should" statements are guilt statements expressing that one feels owed some unpaid debt of allegiance or affection.

Extraction of a fee, bribe, or extortion is a specialty of Aśleṣa!

Hold his feet to the fire? Aśleṣa is known for involuntary holding and passive-aggressive acts of affection.

If it is truly desired for the marriage to work, find out what is driving hubby's workaholism.

It is possible that he perceives the Aśleṣa beloved as impossibly needy and grasping, and has retreated into the pathological resistance of workaholism in order to avoid dealing with your insatiable emotional hunger for attention that he can't conceivably satisfy.

DH resistance response naturally deepens the marital dissatisfaction. Yet, manipulating him with threats of professional embarrassment = highly unlikely to bring him closer to you via respect for the vow . Overt or covert manipulation is likely to threaten his sense of personal integrity as a fellow adult marriage partner.

No one likes to be tricked.

So, caution on that Aśleṣa instinct to tighten the noose. Counseling might be a better approach than blackmail.

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