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Nakshatra Devata IV

9. Ashlesha Mythologically Ashlesha nakshatra is ruled by the Sarpas or the serpents. Thinking of Sarpas, the thoughts which comes to our mind is someone who is poisonous and vile. Although this is true for the natives of this nakshatra to certain extent, it is not everything. The Ashlesha natives have a choice to accept two opposing possibilities and traits, one which is base and gross and the other one which is highly spiritual and enlightening. We all know that the nodes are head and tail of a serpent which encircles the world signifying the two extremes of existence attachment and liberation. The north node or Rahu signifies the head of the serpent and represent the attachment and poison while the south node Ketu signifies the tail and represent enlightenment and liberation.

These natives have both the contradicting potencies of strong material attachments and spiritual enlightenment and they have a constant internal fight to choose between them. Most natives of this nakshatra are g…

Nakshatra Devata III

7. punarvasu

Punarvasu means rejuvenation. The word Punarvasu is a combination of two words Punah and Vasu. Puna means again and vasu means auspiciousness and enlightenment. In the context of nakshatra this means restoration of dharma and auspiciousness, rejuvenation, restarting the creative process and anything which follows after the destruction process. In the garland of nakshatra, this falls after the terrible Ardra and hence relates to the phase that comes after any destruction. To understand the meaning of this stage in the cycle of creation and destruction, imagine of a wild fire which burnt down an entire forest and that follows with rain and sprouting of new saplings in the blank ground. This is indicative of the feminine motherly forces which causes the creation to occur and prosper and that is why this nakshatra is ruled by Aditi, the mother of the eight vasus.

To understand the real purport of this nakshatra we need to have the understanding of the asta vasus or the eight fa…