Read Your Own Horoscope: A Step-By-Step Tutorial to Vedic Astrology

Under the guidance of Pt. Punarvasu, Indastro has been serving astrology patrons since 2001. Backed by years of experience and unique insights from ancient books & sources that are 1500 to 5500 years old, this free Vedic astrology tutorial has been put together with an objective of helping people better their lives. These free lessons from Indastro will help you read your own horoscope. For which you must keep the following points in mind:

  • Go step by step. Until you have mastered one step, do not move to the next.
  • Do not just read, but apply these principles on your own horoscope
  • In the begining, just pay attention to just reading and analyzing a birth chart, rather can drafting one.
  • Go in the same order of lessons as is provided here.
  • Practice and more practice.

Jyeshtha Nakshatra

The Jyeshtha Nakshatra is the eighteenth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. All four quarters or padas of this Nakshatra fall under the zodiac sign of Scorpio. The word ‘Jyeshtha’ means eldest and this Nakshatra signifies seniority and superiority.

Symbol: Circular amulet, Umbrella or Earring

The symbol of Jyeshtha Nakshatra is circular amulet, umbrella or earring. The amulet is a sort of good luck charm known to confer protection upon its possessor. The natives born under Jyeshtha Nakshatra are very protective of their image, relationships and belongings. Umbrella signifies status and protection and these natives like to provide shelter to the needy. Earrings were part of ornaments that ancient Kings were expected to wear, hence signifies authority.  

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Jyeshtha Nakshatra are authoritative, passionate and like to take control of things. They have a lot of clarity about what they want and are able to develop a strategy about how to achieve the same. They achieve things with self-efforts rather than relying on others. They are independent and have a tendency to take charge and dominate others to get things done. They like to be in a position of authority and control, hence make successful administrators, politicians, bureaucrats, managers, military leaders etc. They have a high degree of self-discipline and their courage helps them sail through difficult situations easily.

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Know in detail about Jyeshtha Nakshatra:

Translation  Eldest
Symbol  Circular amulet, Umbrella or Earring
Animal Symbol  Male deer or hare
Presiding Deity  Indra (the chief of Gods)
Controlling/Ruling Planet  Mercury
Ruling Deity of the Planet  Vishnu
The 4 Quarters of Jyeshtha Nakshatra  
1st quarter  Ruled by Jupiter
2nd quarter  Ruled by Saturn
3rd quarter  Ruled by Saturn
4th quarter  Ruled by Jupiter
Nature  Rakshasa (demon)
Mode  Active
Number  18
Gender  Female
Dosha  Vata
Guna  Satwik
Element  Air
Disposition  Sharp and dreadful
Bird  Brahmani Duck
Common Name of the Tree  Shimalo
Botanical Name of the Tree  Bombax malbaricum
Seed Sounds  No, Ya, Yi, Yu


The Ruling Planet of Jyeshtha Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Mercury

Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart. Based on Vedic Astrology, the Graha Devta or Ruling Planet for the Jyeshtha Nakshatra is Mercury, which imparts the natives of this Nakshatra, wisdom, cleverness, wit and the ability to think logically and analytically. They are highly perceptive and intuitive and can do well as astrologers, occultists, tarot card readers and psychics. Mercury also gives creativity and good business skills to these natives. However, if Mercury is afflicted in the birth chart, these natives can be manipulative, immoral and egoistic.

The energy source of Jyeshtha Nakshatra (Adhi Devta):  Indra

The Adhi Devta gives mental clarity about the ruling planet and through them, we can come in contact with the divine energy source of the planet. The Adhi devta of Jyeshtha Nakshatra is Indra.

Indra was the King of Gods and a great warrior, as per Vedic mythology. However, due to his foolishness and uncontrolled desires, he always used to fall into trouble and lose his Kingdom. People born in Jyeshtha Nakshatra are able to attain power and authority at their workplace with their hard work and determination. However, if they are not able to keep their temper, ego and desires in check, they might have to face a lot troubles in life. The negative effects would be more pronounced in case Moon in Jyeshtha Nakshatra is afflicted by malefics.

Presiding Deity of Jyeshtha Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Goddess Satyabhama & Krishna

Pratyadi Devta helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planet in our birth chart, and has total command over the functions related to the Nakshatras placed in the birth chart. The presiding deity of Jyeshtha Nakshatra is Goddess Satyabhama and Krishna. As per Vedic mythology, Goddess Satyabhama had slaughtered the demon Narkasura and returned back the kingdom to Indra and the stolen earrings of Goddess Aditi. This indicates that in case Jyeshtha Nakshatra native loses his/her wealth, respect or property, there are huge chances that they would get it back.

Gender: Female

Gender of any Nakshatra is used in Vedic astrology for matchmaking but if we deeply analyze this, we come to know a rather fascinating fact that the gender signifies our mental inclination towards material things and how we manipulate life’s challenges for our survival. The gender of Jyeshtha Nakshatra is Female and the natives born in this Nakshatra are empathic, intuitive, caring and generous. They are emotionally sensitive people and can go to any length to help and support the weak and vulnerable.

Dosha: Vata

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Jyeshtha Nakshatra natives are dominated by Vata. Vata is related to air, which gives diseases related to breathing, heart-related issues, muscle pain, stomach pain, etc.

Guna: Sattwa

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas, known as - Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. These are known as the three processes that build a successful life. The guna of Jyeshtha Nakshatra is Sattwa, which makes the natives of this charitable, kind and philanthropic. They are very affectionate and loyal in relationships.

Element: Air

Jyeshtha Nakshatra is governed by the Air element, which gives the natives of this Nakshatra flexibility and the ability to multitask to achieve their goals. They are highly intellectual and curious and possess a great amount of energy and enthusiasm when it comes to accomplishing their goals.

Bird: Brahmani Duck

Birds are the highly spiritual creatures, which came into life to give us the message from the universe. Each Nakshatra has a particular bird symbol, which shows us that the energy related to that bird is residing within us related to that particular constellation/Nakshatra. The bird symbolic to Jyeshtha Nakshatra is the Duck. A Duck can fly, walk and swim, which signifies that the natives of Jyeshtha Nakshatra possess many abilities and skills, like resourcefulness, resilience and the ability to wade through hard times with grace and progress towards spiritual freedom.

First letter for naming Jyeshtha Nakshatra born baby - No, Ya, Yi, yu

The first letter of the name also produces a vibration, which is connected with the individual, as per the Vedas. It is advisable to choose a name with the letter that creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the native gets every happiness and success, promised in his birth chart. This is akin to us coming in the network coverage area of the Nakshatra we are born under, and thus getting a proper signal from it, which helps us rejuvenate and connect better with the world.

The first letter for a baby born in Jyeshtha Nakshatra could be No, Ya, Yi, Yu