Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Jyeshtha Nakshatra, ‘The Chief or Elder Star’ is the eighteenth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 226°40′ to 240°00′ Scorpio, this constellation is Jyeshtha nakshatra. Astronomically, this nakshatra is of Epsilon, Zeta, and Eta Scorpii of the Scorpius constellation. In Sanskrit, Jyeshtha means the eldest one. Jyeshtha Nakshatra is ruled by Lord Indra, Chief of all celestial beings, and Devas, God of thunder, lightning, and sky.

Jyeshtha Characteristics

He bestows generosity, warrior nature, leadership abilities, and perpetual young looks. The ruling planet of this star is Mercury grants wisdom, intellectual abilities, and authority. Ability to accomplish more significant goals, to Conquer, Supremacy marks the innate nature of this nakshatra.

Jyeshtha Nakshatra is symbolized by a Circular Amulet or an earring (of Lord Vishnu or Sudharshana chakra-the Circular disc) or an Umbrella representing Protection and sense of security offered by this nakshatra on its natives. Jyeshta natives will defend the underprivileged and vulnerable people.

These natives are often seen assuming huge responsibilities and successfully accomplishing them. Some of the positive traits of this nakshatra are highly competitive, resourceful, and self-sufficient. Their common negative traits include being manipulative, impatient, and superiority complex, challenging to get along. All the four padas of this nakshatra fall into the Scorpio moon sign.

Interesting Facts of Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

16°40' to 30°00' Scorpio



Animal Symbol

Male Deer


Rakshasa (demon)




Rise or conquer,gain courage in battle

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

No, Yaa, Yee, Yoo

Career for Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Musician, comedian, art, theatre performer, and other entertainment fields. 

Executives, CEOs or thought leaders, innovative leaders. 

Independent researchers, physicists, Academic professionals. 

NGO organizations and charity workers, charity activities. 

Military and other armed forces’ leaders, political leaders, and bureaucrats. 

Spies, detectives, and police forces. 

Philosopher and intellectuals. 

Journalists, radio and TV commentators, or talk show hosts. 

Occultists, healers, and yoga instructor. 

Forest rangers and adventure sports. 

Air traffic control and aviation-related career.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Jyeshtha Nakshatra

Jyeshtha Nakshatra is instinctively compatible with Anuradha Nakshatra. Ashwini and Jyeshtha nakshatras are mutually incompatible.

Favorable Activities

  • Spying, plotting, Scheming, and strategizing plans and future of an organization, Large Scale Planning. 
  • Exercising Authority and Administrative powers.
  • Taking Charge and assuming power or leadership.
  • Occult and other spiritual activities.
  • Monitoring, Tracking, and recording activities.
  • Assuming Responsibility and establishing control or Concern.
  • Family-related Matters or Assisting Elders.
  • Activities requiring Protection, security and Discipline, diplomacy.

Unfavorable Activities

  • All Nuptial ceremonies.
  • Depression, Anger, and therapy for mental health.
  • Confronting Infidelity or tactfulness.
  • Recreational or rehab activities. 
  • Travelling or taking advantage of others. 
  • Overindulgence. 
  • Activities that need Diplomacy or Sensitivity.