Ashwini Nakshatra (0.00*-Aries to 13.19*-Aries) – First Nakshatra is Ashwini Nakshatra, which is right at the beginning of zodiacs, making 1st part of 1st zodiac sign Aries. It literally means Horse-woman. Its deity is Ashwin Kumars. Mythological story related with this Nakshatra is that Sandhya (Sun’s wife) left Sun’s company due to the fire of Sun. Before leaving, she created her mirror image named Chhaya. Sun, unknown of this event, had children with Chhaya. When Sandhya returned, she was angry at seeing Sun’s new children and tried to run away. Sun tried to follow her. Sandhya turned herself into a horse and from her Ashwini Kumars, the twin horses, took birth. As this nakshatra is related with horses, it symbolizes vitality and life force. As Aries remains the sign of taking actions, Ashwini within it represents the energy of actions taken without focus. However, it has great abundance of courage and energy in it. So, any planet placed in Ashwini Nakshatra takes the quality of being aggressive, active and courageous.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer