Ashwini Nakshatra

Ashwini Nakshatra is the first star in Vedic astrology. It denotes divine twin physicians called Ashwini kumaras, who are goldenly armored, horse-headed twins or two youthful physicians to Celestial beings and Gods. 

Astronomically, twin signs are Alpha Arietis and Beta Arietis. Astrological they are called Dasra & Nastya. Ashwini Kumaras possess a youthful appearance and shower healing energies all over the earth plane.

They are also referred to as the Twin Sons of Sun and Sky. They are called the Harbingers of The Dawn. Vedas depict them Lords of Speed, Celestial twins seated in their Three-Wheeled Golden Chariot drawn by Horses similar to Lord Surya’s chariot. These Ashwini Kumaras are considered as the embodiments of Speed and Wisdom.

Ashwini Characteristics

This nakshatra bestows age-defying charm and glitz. The symbol for this nakshatra is a horse’s head that denotes power, agility, and vitality. As the first constellation of the zodiac cycle, Ashwini Nakshatra kick starts the energy of great beginnings. Ashwini star holds power to pioneer new ideas, powerful transitions from dark to light, and fresh beginnings.

Ashwini, in Sanskrit, translates to born of a horse or Horsewoman. Ashwini Nakshatra is the quickest of all nakshatras and travels in a direct and to-the-point pathway. It is a spontaneous star with sharp intelligence. Often behaves like an untamed horse, do not like to be told or ordered. However, this nakshatra displays natural confidence and independence, focuses on self-improvement, and has an innate desire to feel unique.

Interesting Facts of Ashwini Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

0°00' - 13°30' Aries


A horse's head

Animal Symbol

A Male Horse


Devas (god-like)




Quickly reaching things

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Chu, Che, Cho, La

Career for Ashwini Nakshatra

Healthcare Physician, holistic or alternative medicinal practitioner, midwife, nurse.  
Military services policies force or firefighter/rescue team.

Entrepreneurs, executives, or great people managers
Martial arts and yoga instructors, or professional dancers, Athletes.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Ashwini nakshatra

Ashwini Nakshatra Men: Most compatible with Ashwini, Pushya, Mrigshira, and Shravana nakshatras incompatible with Moola and Shatabhisha.  

Ashwini Nakshatra Women: Most compatible with Ashwini, Swati, and Revati nakshatras nakshatras incompatible with Uttara Phalguni and Purva Bhadprada. 

Favorable Activities

  • Beginning new projects or launching new business ventures 
  • Starting new spiritual practices and yoga 
  • Laying the foundations for constructions, buildings 
  • Sowing seeds or planting saplings for better yield 
  • Focus on fitness schedules and health programs 
  • Only Engagement ceremonies (not weddings) 
  • Commence new travel or journeys
  • Shopping for clothes and jewelry
  • Housewarming or moving into rented houses.

Unfavorable Activities

  • Weddings/Marriage 
  • Completion of long pended actions or tasks
  • Engaging in addictive behavior or substances
  • Laziness
  • Activities involving emotional or sexual well-being.