9. Ashlesha (The Serpent)
Nakshatra Lord : Budha(Mercury)
Symbol : a coiled serpent
Deity : Sarpa (a divine snake)
Nature : Business-oriented, greedy, stubborn nature, opinionated, mystic, intuitive, good communication skills, erratic career, unpredictable, deceptive and evasive.
Rulership : artificial things, bulbs, roots, fruits, insects, reptiles, poison, robbers, cereals, all classes of physicians.
Moon in Ashlesha : The person cheats, eats all kinds of food, does evil deeds, is wily and treacherous.
Attributes : Spread from 16'40" to 30'00" degree Karkata. Chandra is the lord. It is the birth star of Ketu. Symbol-coiled up snake. It is the nature of a snake to hide himself, to encircle and entwine, to creep on the chest, to embrace, and to enjoy or unite surreptitiously. All this is an attribute of Ashlesha also. The cunningness of the serpent, its devious nature, the burning sensation of poison and pain along with all consequences that poison connotes are to be read in the constitution of Ashlesha. The virtues and vices of the serpent are all in it. Chandra in Ashlesha sicklier with various faults in great intensity. Whoever would have his or her karmapathi (Lord of the 10th house) or bhagyapathi (Lord of the 9th house) in this star would run the risk of having all his or her principal acts in life handicapped, jeopardised or spoiled by many kinds of danger and obstruction. If the Lagna is in this star, the native would possibly be of wily disposition. Such people would like to work in secret and their words would carry the sting of poison.
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At astha astrology you will study Characteristics, rashi lords and compatibility of different nakshatras and astrological effects on horoscope based on date of birth.