Ashlesha Nakshatra

Ashlesha Nakshatra, "The Entwiner or The Clinging Star," is the ninth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 106°40′ to 120°00′ Cancer, this constellation is referred to as Ashlesha. 

This nakshatra comprises six stars, Epsilon, Delta, Mu, Rho, Sigma, and Zeta of Hydra belt. This nakshatra represents the primordial nature of a being and encloses various genetic imprints in it.  

Ashlesha Characteristics

Ashalesha nakshatra is characterized by the strong power of intuition, sexuality, and mysterious nature. Their intuition is rarely wrong and propels them to make the right move.

Nagas, the Serpent deities from the Naga world, rule this star. All their spiritual wisdom about land and water, their behavioral attributes reflect in the natives. Mercury is the ruling planet denoting its in-depth knowledge and ability to assimilate keen observations.

Ashlesha nakshatra is symbolized by Coiled Serpent, A Circle, Wheel representing the kundalini energy or serpent fire located in the base of the spine. These natives are motivated by dharma layered with a focus on Self. They tend to manipulate situations with a hidden agenda.

Ashlesha exemplifies courage, leadership disposition, and overcoming steep danger. On the other hand, insidious harmfulness, tactful nature are some common flaws of the nakshatra. All the four padas of Ashlesha Nakshatra fall into the Cancer moon sign.

Interesting Facts of Ashlesha Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

16°40' to 30°00' Cancer


coiled snake, circle, or wheel

Animal Symbol

Male Cat


Rakshasa (demon)




Inflict with poison

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

D/Dee, Doo, Day, Do

Career for Ashlesha Nakshatra

Creative and fictional writer, editor.

Efficient Lawyers or famous politicians.

Astrologer, Nadi astrologer and yoga, Zumba and other fitness instructors.

Chemists or pharmacists, detectives, officials of Crime intelligence.

Executive leaders, Corporate leaders, and CEOs. 

Adult entertainment domain.  

Industries related to addictive substances, tobacco, chemicals, or liquor.

Scheming and gambling or hypnotist.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Ashlesha Nakshatra

Ashlesha Nakshatra is most compatible with Punarvasu nakshatra, and Anuradha, Shravana, Jyeshta, Purva Ashadha, and Uttara Ashada are also compatible.

On the other hand, Magha and Poorva Phalguni are incompatible nakshatras.

Favorable Activities

  • Activities that demand Harsh Demeanour like Filing Lawsuits, combat, confrontation, disputes. 
  • Planning and scheming against Enemies and competitors.
  • Initiation for Kundalini Yoga.
  • Poker, gambling, and stock market investments.
  • Physical relationships.
  • Disposal of old and useless things.

Unfavorable Activities

  • Financial Dealings.
  • New Money decisions.
  • Applying for personal and other money loans.