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1. Ashwini Nakshatra

Ashwini Nakshatra

0° 00’ – 13° 20’ Aries
Mesarthim, Sheratan, Hemal.

Willie Nelson’s Ascendant is in Ashwini.
Ruled by Ketu
The Star of Transport. The Power to Initiate
 “Born of a female horse”
Horse Woman
The Ashwini KumarsPhysicians of the Gods
The Odd Couple
Listen to the audio Lecture here.
Main symbol: Horse’s head,
Secondary symbol: Honey or Bee Hive
Secondary deity: Ganesha

According to Brihat Samhita Ashwini rules over: horse-dealers, commandants, physicians, attendants, horses, horse-riders, merchants, handsome persons and horse-grooms. 

Trimurti: Brahma/Creation

Gotra/Clan: Sage Marichi

Gana/Race: Deva/Godly

Varna/Caste: Vaishya/Merchant

Motivation/Goal: Dharma

Nature: Kshipra – Swift/Light

Activity: Passive

Place: Town

Tree – incense: Poison Nut Tree – Strychnine or Kuchla.

Guna: Tamas

Element: Earth

Tridosha: Vata

Sex/Gender: Male

Facing Straight Ahead/Level

Direction: South

Colour: Blood Red

Animal: Male Horse

Body parts: Knees, Top of feet.

Sun in AshwiniMoon in Ashwini. •. Mars in Ashwini

Ashwini in Audio

Salvador Dali expressing the Beauty of Venus in Ashwini

Qualities of Ashwini: 

Brahma: Ashwini is a very fresh unpredictable and powerful creative energy. It can be highly creative and innovative. It can even breathe fresh life into what appears to be dead. 

Sage Marichi

Sage Mirichi: “Ray of Light” Instructs his students on dharma, especially the laws of the Brahmin caste: ceremony around food, cooking, eating, etiquette (bhojana vidhi), marriage ritual, offering of the the bride (kanyadana phalam), offering water to the ancestral lineage (tarpanam), rules of cleanliness and purity (shouchavidhi), casual acts of piety (naimittika sanani), pujas for the gods (devarchana), rules for homa, fire ritual (homa vidhi). Denounced renunciation in favour of completing worldly duties. Very harsh punishments for not following the proper rules of caste. 

Deva: The planets relating with the Devas will promote more refined and righteous behaviour; but may struggle with pride and entitlement. They are more capable of understanding the subtitles of life. This is also used in chart matching. They say it’s best if both parties belong to the same tribe (8 points). However, they say that a deva and a rakshasa will get one point for the attraction of opposites). This is a very important classification suggesting that they way these three tribes (devas, humans & rakshasa) live is so different as to have a major effect on marriage compatibility and living together. 

Vaishya – Merchant Caste: Usually service providers, innovators in business. They find old things, even dead things and give them new life. This can be cars, ideas, people, junk, but they love to travel and be independent and they will quite often find a way to do this with the help of a partner in the background. Sales, transport, middle men between those who want a product and those who have one. Lots of wasted efforts but the successes are worth it. The Merchant planets do good business here. This is also used in chart matching to measure the balance in power between two people. They say it’s best if the two people belong to the same caste, otherwise the man should belong to the higher caste. 

Dharma: Motivated by dharma; reaching for one’s own highest spiritual potential. Can bring dharma into the marketplace. Planets placed here will help you find your purpose in life. When the moon is here they will certainly find theri dharma in helping, healing, restoring, providing quick innovative service. 

Laghu / Kshipra – Swift / Light: Supports any kind of quick, light activity like short travel, quick easy interactions with people, sports, games, arts & crafts, educational pursuits, decorating, dressing up, dating, hanging out with friends. It’s a good day to appreciate the simple things in life, treat yourself to a little tender-love n care, a spa treatment, yoga, as well as most holistic remedies. It’s also good for most of the “moveable” activities, like travel, and making changes as long and they’re painry quick and easy. Making money move in various ways, especially light, swift transactions: buying, selling, borrowing, conducting trade, or the personal side of business getting to know clients, having a business lunch. This is similar energy we see on Thursday. Ashwini, Pushya, Hasta, Abhijit are all swift & light.  

Passive: Planets here will be more passive about achieving their goals: allowing things to happen rather than “forcing” things. The moon is said to persuade through temptation so she does well here. Venus draws us in by her promises of beauty so she also does well. Saturn is the master of patience so he also does well. The active planets can cause a bit of trouble in trying to force things that we should just allow to happen naturally. 

Tamasic: Darkness, ignorance, dullness, inertia. There’s a certain level of ignorance that comes from not really knowing what the effect of activity will be. They also tend to waste a lot of time and resources on innovations that may may be ahead of their time or merely not valued. It takes 100 bad ideas before a good one comes along, and it’s hard to tell which one is the good one. Even lord Brahma is known to have created both good and evil. There can be a lot of apathy, and boredom even with good ideas. It will be hard to sustain anything because they will always be on to something new. 

Earth Element: Heavy, slow, cold, dense, stable, gross, grounded. Earth + Water = Cooperation. Water does not cooperate with Air and impedes Fire. Fire does not cooperate with Earth and impedes Water. Air does not cooperate with Water and impedes Earth

Vata: Air + Ether = Cold, dry, light, moving, subtle, clear, hard, pervasive, rough. Flighty, spiritual, thin. Disturbed by bitter (Mars), astringent (Saturn), pungent (Sun). Pacified by sweet (Jupiter) & sour (Venus). Air does not cooperate with Water and impedes Earth .

Male Nakshatra: Masculine planets exhibit masculine traits like strength, bravery, and protection in a balanced way; they tend to do well here, like getting a man to do a man’s job. Feminine planets here are like getting a woman to do a man’s job. More planets is masculine signs and nakshatras which give a more masculine disposition. 

Triyanga Mukha – Facing Straight Ahead (Level): This is a level-headed and forward looking position. It’s good for mundane, everyday tasks that allows us to prepare for the future. This nakshatra promotes an honest, realistic assessment. It marks a good time to level with others or yourself, to ensure that the playfield and the ground are all level. It can be a good time to start surveying, building, laying pipe, or sticking a level on anything. Mercury and Venus share this perspective. Ashwini, Mrigasira, Punarvasu, Hasta, Chitra, Swati, Anuradha, Jyeshta and Revati are all forward looking.  

South: planets here are likely to give their results in the southern direction. When this asterism is placed in the southern quadrant of the chart it gains extra strength to give results.


Male Horse / Stallion / Stud: (Satabhisha is the female horse). Enemy of the buffalo. 

Powerful & courageous with an eagerness to act and move swiftly. Their abundance of energy can sometimes make them nervous, fidgety and high strung. 

Males and females choose each other, mating is usually over in a few minutes (“arrives quickly to the destination”). Normal sexual behaviours include teasing, marking, flechmen response, erection, mounting. If the female approves she will eventually lift her tail, show off her vulva and urinate, Due to heart problems some males faint and fall over after mating.  

Pairs well with Shatabisha which is ruled by the Female Horse or Mare. 

Auspicious Activities: 

When the moon passes thru Ashwini it’s a good day to keep things moving and keep it light and easy going. A bit of travel or adventure, treasure hunts, dating, making love. Ashwini is not comfortable when things get too heavy or demands patience and commitment. It’s a ganda-moola nakshatra, especially the early pada, due to the unstable energy of moving from a water sign to a fire sign. Moon transiting Ashwini can be unpredictable, random and raw. It’s like the spring points of Chinese medicine at the tips of the fingers and toes; it’s very sensitive energy. . 

Perhaps this is what makes it such a good day for healing, rejuvenation, breathing new life into old things. This is the best day of the month to begin a healing routine or to merely use the day for this purpose. Recharge and refresh. But keep it light. Commerce can go well here as well as any of the arts and crafts. It’s not a great day to spend big money unless you intend on throwing it to the wind. The outcome can be very unpredictable. Innovators could get some blessings on this day. But the great benefits will be found in helping others or asking for help. Ashwini likes to bring people with different skills together to work on common projects. One might also consider what can be done to inspire others. Lending money is said to be favourable in quick nakshatra as it’s said that it will be quickly returned to you. Marriage in Ashwini, however, is not said to be favourable. Stick with quick, light, creative activities.  

Special Considerations

  • Ashwini is a Ganda-Moola nakshatra It sits on a junction point of fire and water. It’s inauspicious. A special ceremony is recommended every month when the moon transits one’s natal Moon in these nakshatra. Moon in 1st pada of Ashwini can bring suffering to one’s father. 
  • Mars is moolatrikona for the first 12ºs of Aries. (Basically all of Ashwini nakshatra.)
  • Sun is exaltation at 10º Aries.
  • Worshiped on Dwitiya, the second day of the lunar fortnight.

Gods & Symbols of Ashwini

Ashwini Kumars:

Ashwini Kumar

Handsome, youthful twins in golden armour riding on a golden chariot with 3 seats. They are the physicians of the gods with the power to quickly reach their destination or objective and provide healing service and help to others. Their names are Dashra (bringing help) & Nasatya (truthfulness). 

Sons of Lord Surya and Sangya (or Sandhya). They were conceived when their parents took the form of a Mare and Stallion. Saturn is their eldest brother (Step brother) who was born from Chaaya when Sandhya went to stay at her father’s to get out of the glare of Surya. When the two got back together she soon gave birth to Yama and Yamuni, but again ran away to the Himalayas to get out of the glare of her brightly shining husband. She disguised herself as a Mare and wandered the forests. Her father, Vishwakarma, took away some of the glare from Surya and then he went to find his wife. He took the form of a Stallion, his wife swooned and soon gave birth to the Ashwini Kumars.

They worship Brahma who gave them their good looks and knowledge of Ayurveda. They later convinced sage Dadhichi to teach them Sanjeevani to revive the dead. Knowing that lord Indra would chop off the Sage’s head for imparting the secret, they replaced it with a horse’s head so that when Lord Indra took it they could easily revive him with their new knowledge and replace his own head back on the body. 

They were at first outcast from the Gods. Indra did not at first invite them to the ceremony for drinking the Soma that came out of the great churning. He said they spent too much time with humans  and perhaps they had also broken the injunction of working with the human body and touching human flesh. Brahmins are not technically permitted to be doctors and these kinds of things. They become untouchable brahmins; still brahman, but the lowest kind of brahmin; the same as those who work the death ceremony. Indra also had the idea that as physicians of the gods they were more like servants to the gods than gods themselves.

Chyavana was the son of Lord Bhrigu. He spent most of his time in meditation and practicing austerities. He was an old and feeble invalid deep in meditation at his hermitage when the king showed up. Chyavana’s body had become covered in ants (some say it was cockroaches) with just his eyes sticking out. The king, baffled by this mound of insects, poked what he thought was a hole in the mound with an arrow and blinded the great sage. He was so horrified when he discovered what he had done that he offered his beautiful daughter, Sukanya, as a bride to take care of him. 

Tantric form of Maha Laxmi as worshipped by Chyavan

The Ashwins, seeing this beautiful young woman with an old decrepit husband, decided to try to seduce her. She refused their advances, but suggested that she could help them gain entrance to the Soma drinking ceremony if they helped rejuvenate her husband. They agreed and used a three-part method in treating Chyavana: soaking in a mineral water hot spring, massaging a herbal oils into the body (kayakalp), and having him ingest a rejuvenation paste called Chyawanprash, an Ayurvedic dietary supplement that is still used today. Amla is the main ingredient. It’s said to be the best of all the general tonics for anti ageing, sexual potency, improved respiration and digestion. 

Chyavana then went to speak to Indra about allowing the Ashwinis to partake in Soma, but Indra would not change his mind. So, Chyavana created a demon called Mada to change his mind (mada is a little like hard alcohol, or toxicity that occurs in Aries when Saturn is here). Mada proved to be more than he could handle so he decided in favour of the young Ashwini twins. This is how they became immortal. 

They replaced Vispala’s leg with an iron one (prosthetics). They restored sight and power to another man. 

Nakula and Sahadev (pandava brothers) are children of the Ashwini twins. One became a great doctor and healer while the other became a great mathematician and astrologer. 

Associated with the rising of dawn, the dispellers of darkness, the light bringers, Usha, 

They restored the eyesight of a man who had been blinded by his own father for slaughtering and feeding 101 sheep to a wolf. 

Curing impotence, helping overcome the obstacles and disharmony of married life, and helping in child birth. They help other animals as well as humans.   

They are associated with the rising of dawn, the dispellers of darkness, the light bringers, Usha,

Horse: Symbol of freedom movement and vitality. Providing transportation, hauling goods, free, but attending to our needs.


Knees & Upper Feet

    • Problems due to heat, inflammation, fever
    • Insect stings, malaria, smallpox
    • Head & brain injuries, fever, headaches, mental illness
    • Prosthetics, eye problems (glasses), hearing problems (hearing aids)
    • Guillain-Barre syndrome often begins with tingling and weakness starting in your feet and legs and spreading to your upper body and arms
    • Gout shows early symptoms in the upper feet. 
    • Chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) is a condition that causes swollen feet due to damaged valves or from standing or sitting for extended periods. Somewhat related to this is a weak heart which can cause foot swelling due to not being able to pump the blood hard enough. Blood clots have also been known to cause swelling in the legs. 
    • Liver & Kidney disease also show symptoms in the feet. 
    • When the moon is with Mars energy in astrology we have to assume something related to blood will arise as red and white blood cells come together. 
    • Transportation, mobility, access
Jackson Pollock’s painting reflect the random approach of Ashwini

The Stars of Ashwini: 

First three stars of Aries located on the Head of the Ram (or horse): Gamma-Arietis (Mesarthim) 3º 11′, Beta-Arietis (Sheratan) 3º 58′ & Alpha-Arietis (Hamal) 7º 40′,

This was the vernal equinox, the point where the sun crosses the celestial equator, in 68 BCE. The point of contact between the celestial equator and the celestial meridian. This point marks the split between “western astrology”, the Tropical chart and “Vedic astrology” and the sidereal chart. This equinox position changes by about 1º every 73 years so it’s currently at about 6º Pisces. By 2597 the vernal equinox will enter the final degrees of Aquarius. After about 26 000 years the equinox will again return to the first degree of Aries. Known as “the indicator of the reborn sun.”

Binary stars beta & gamma rotate around each other completing a cycle once every 107 days. Beta (Sheraton), a fixed star, rotates on its axis at high speeds and while generating energy through thermonuclear fusion at its core. There appears to be a ring of dust around these two, but it’s not dust, it’s chemically peculiar. Gamma (Mesarthim) is said to have seeded the world with inventions which will carry us into the future. When the moon is here it is said to be a good time to buy cattle, plant crops or travel.

Mesarthim and Sheraton are said to have the nature of Saturn & Mars: malicious, thieving, merciless, fiendish, repulsive and a liar. Accidents, violent death, bodily injuries, destruction, war and earthquakes occur. There is a danger of acting foolish and  impulsive.  Mesarthim is more administrative and less impulsive. Said to rule the throat: Mars and Saturn are said to give throat problems when located here.

Alpha-Arietes (Hamal): the “death wound.” The brightest star of Aries, 48th brightest star in the sky. Located mid forehead of the ram. Often used for navigation. The greek built several temples that aligned with Hamal. According to Ptolemy this star is as malicious and thieving as Mesarthim & Sheraton. It causes violence, accidents, and premeditated crime. Mars or Venus here are said to give problems with romantic and/or sexual relationships. Rules over the parathyroid gland. 

Tree of Ashwini

Poison Nut Tree: ~ Strychnos nux-vomica

Poison Nut Tree: Strychnos nux-vomica

A medium sized deciduous tree that grows in open habitat. Short, thick truck. Hard dense wood. Flowers are a small pale green colour with a foul odour and bloom in the cold season. 

Strychnine: Tall green to orange fruit about the size of an apple contains seeds that are highly poisonous, intensely bitter source of strychnine (a poison commonly used in pesticide which causes muscular convulsions and death by asphyxia in less than 6 hours) & brucine, which is less poisonous than strychnine but still has toxic properties. Seeds are the shape of a flattened disk with hairs radiating out.

Chinese and Ayurvedic herbal concoctions for anti-inflammatory & analgesic agents. Added to alcohol (like rubbing alcohol) to make it unfit for human consumption. Herbal medicine claims strychnos to provide treatment for cancer and heart disease.

Huda Ayurvedic concoction: seeds are soaked for 5 days in water followed by 2 days in milk and then boiled in milk with other ingredients, very minute doses are used as an antidote for alcohol and drug poisoning. Can also increase muscular activity. The wood burns nice and can be used for building.

Some say Ras Tree, Coconut, or Pomegranate also belong to this nakshatra. 

Key Themes: 

Quick, youthful, head, to get help, the love speed, they can be premature. Travel and transportation, natural healing.

Ashwini people  are innovative, impulsive individuals whose quick spontaneous activity inspires and gives energy to others. They do well in emergencies but they can also be the cause of emergencies as they often act without thinking. The energy of Ashwini can be very unstable. They are good at starting things but rarely see things through to completion.  

They do well in any field that takes a lot of initiative, they like adventure and often become leaders,  pioneers, or innovators in their field. They make good adventure guides, sales reps (especially travelling sales people), or  inventors. They love the feeling of being out on the open road and can work in any field related to transport.

They are usually nice looking and youthful even in their older years. As the  physicians of the gods they teach humans how to heal, regenerate, and maintain their youth. Strong placements here give healing powers, knowledge of the psycho-physical body and Ayurveda. Ketu’s rulership can bring healing with light or sound. Not just new age music therapies, but things like ultrasound or laser eye surgery; working with polarity, pulse and propulsion and the sciences related to these things. They are said to be sensitive to vibrational frequency and may be clairaudient. From the point of view of string theory the Ashwinis represent the wave and the particle, two completely different realities whose mutual existence is theoretically impossible.

Their helping nature can also lead them into emergency response work like police, fire department, ambulance, military. Jobs that involved a dispatcher or on-call type jobs where they have to drop everything and go. Anything related to birth, rebirth, rebirthing, or being born again often relates to Ashwini. A cure initiated in Shatabhisha bears fruit in Ashwini (both nakshatras relate with poisons, herbal medicines, pharmaceuticals, and drugs).

Their ability to revive and regenerate is not limited to healing or curing the psycho-physical body; they are good at taking things apart and putting them back together: they like to tinker with all kinds of things. This can give them powerful technical skills making them good at mathematics, science, astrology, as well as through mechanics, repair or renovation; making the old new again.

Their impulsiveness can be disruptive to married life. They like to flirt and have fun but also have little discipline for drawing lines or respecting boundaries so they can easily get carried away. They are often sleek, sexy and powerful like a racehorse and common sayings like, “sowing your oats,” letting “wild horses run,” and “whoa there little filly” are clearly applicable. They don’t like to feel “tied down.” They often question their sense of belonging and may feel the need to prove themselves to the community, but even if they do this they still tend to feel disconnected. This can lead to a kind-of “Great Helper  Syndrome.” 

They like to work in pairs or with a partner who may be physically present, distant or even disembodied. There is often something unusual about the coupling. They need a lot of autonomy.

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    • With skills training and discipline they can achieve a lot, without such boundaries they tend to run free, acting without concern for anyone but themselves (and sometimes not even for themselves). 
    • Ganesha can be worshiped as a remedial measure for this nakshatra. Ganesha is the first to be worshiped, representing the beginning of things. He is also the remover of obstacles, and he is the deity related to the planet Ketu, the ruler of Ashwini.
    • Sandaya vandanam, looking at the sunrise through water poured by one’s own cupped hands. The energy of this nakshatra is a lot like light reflecting off the water.

Planetary Rulerships of Ashwini

Clint Eastwood exercising free speech.

 Ketu: Headless, unbound, limitless, misty, mystical, dispersing, ambivalent, random, numb, odd, useless, eccentric, observing, witnessing, foggy, cloudy, abandoned, wandering, surrendered, empty, vacuous, scatter, nebulise defrock, dematerialise, disengaged, severed. Ghosts, refugees, aliens, saints, pilgrims, homeless, other-worldly. Ketu provides a blank screen for others to project their desires upon them.

Mars – Aries: Fresh, direct penetration, active, assertive, impatient, anticipation, impulsive, crude, daring, dominant, pioneer, competitive, sharp, cutting, kinetic energy, dynamic, direct pursuit, direct conquest, head to head, courage, first to arrive. Rules the head and blood.

Mars + Ketu: Innovation gets expressed in a detached way. Energy is fresh, unbound, chaotic. They are quick to initiate things, but lack follow through. Can be oddly detached from their own activities. No boundaries to penetration, initiation, or direct action. The cutting and numbing effect can be very surgical and precise, or messy like the birth of a child. Mars blood, fire and steel and Ketu doesn’t care, he can penetrate anything and scatter it around. We are reminded of Ashwini’s significance in amputations, prosthetics, but also vehicles, transport, emergency response, search and rescue. Maybe what keeps Ashwini people so youthful is knowing that they could die any day. Ashwini itself is not a particularly violent or destructive nakshatra itself, it just has a way of getting involved in those kinds of situations through Mars and Ketu. Placements in Ashwini can be very supportive for people, like police or military, who use violence for justice. They are often professionals at finding and extracting. Mars gives them power and courage while Ketu makes them fearless.

JMW Turner’s use of light offers a wonderful visualisation of the Sun in Ashwini. Shipping and transport is also front and centre in his work.

Ashwini Ascendant

First Porsche ever build. The founder has his ascendant in Ashwini.

They have high confidence and strong independence which marks them as natural leaders. They will never want to follow. They love the open country and freedom to move, to innovate to do whatever they like. These innovators are gonna do what they’re gonna do regardless of what anyone else has to say about it. Of course this makes it difficult for them to maintain relationships: something alternative, kept at a distance soar not to impede their chaotic movement. Ashwini is a powerful blend of the pitta of Aries and the Vata of Ashwini. Speed and timing is important to them; they like to be the first to arrive at their destination, come in first, be the first to do something and run at the head of a pack. They will not like to follow anyone else. They might like racing and competition. And everything might seem like a competition one way or another, and this will certainly be true if Mars is here, but they typically aren’t really competing to beat the other person, they would just rather someone else eat the dust. When Saturn is here it will be they themselves eating much dust, struggling to keep up,

Gottselig and Porsche were certainly into racing, Ma Huateng Pony was given the perfect Ashwini nick-name. Nikola Tesla is still talked about for his inventions in telecommunications. Long term durable relationships seem to be missing from the lives of these people and they may have an alternative lifestyle.

Even those who do not become wealthy generally have money coming in due to their busy helpful natures. They are very free spirited so will also prefer to work independently, or at least call the shots. There is a likelihood that they will have a twin, especially if the ascendant lord is in the 3rd or 11th house.

But there’s a curious thing about this twin. There is always speculation that someone else is behind what they do, directing them and guiding them. Like Tesla, historians have never been able to piece together his personal life and suspect someone was helping him with his inventions. And they were not fully appreciated until years later when we get car company using a new form of energy. I suspect Shakespeare is also Ashwini ascendant

Shil-Ponde Male With Ashwini Ascendant: ”… a happy carefree disposition, very intelligent, in fact a rather above average person in this respect. He will be quite successful and his financial status will be such that he will seldom have to worry about money matters. In spite of his ability to achieve success he will be modest concerning himself and his achievements.”

Shil-Ponde Female With Ashwini Ascendant: ”… she will possess a modest, clean, wholesome, and admirable character. She will have an inherent respect and admiration for older people, particularly her parents but she will be independent of them because of her ability to earn her own living and to make her own career. She will have a very good figure and even, white teeth. A capable and self-sufficient person.”

B.V. Raman Aries Rising: “Independent thinking, courageous and sensitive. Middle stature, ruddy complexion, sharp sight, long face and neck, head broad at the temples and narrow at the chin, hair is brown, light and curly; mark or scar on head or temples, wide-set teeth and round eyes. Lovers of scientific thought, enterprising and ambitious with an ability to make plans. They dislike being guided by others; are intense when interested, vehement when excited. They are stubborn and frank. Quick tempered, they resent imposition and are libel to go to extremes. Hot constitution. They love beauty, art and elegance. Practical ideas. If Aries is afflicted they suffer with diseases to the head. Mental affliction and derangement are also likely if Saturn and Moon are in Aries.”

Ascendant in Ashwini Pada 1, Aries Navamsha: They can be quick to start something. Fighters unafraid to take the initiative. They pull things out of the dream world and they live a kind of fantasy life. This position can give then a second wind. They are very independent, will never allow themselves to be tied down, though in many ways that is exactly what they’re looking for, that Rahu partner who is always ready to please, to make peace, to give them direction. Several of these natives did not live a long life: Tommy Blake, Johnny Stomanado & Johnny Michael Spain were all killed or murdered from a bullet. Marcell Proust and Margaux Hemingway did not live long either. In some sense they were too focused on the other. It’s interesting to see Proust with this placement, he’s most famous for the opening of his books, “Swan’s Way,” which opens a volumous novel on time. The first 12 pages or so is a single sentence describing the first moment of waking up. This is perhaps that moment they teach us to try focus our awareness on in many tantric practices. Pratyabhijna philosophy teaches to be aware of each of the 12 parts of a moment broken into 3 separate cycles of four. Perhaps that’s what makes many of these folks such good fighters: time slows down and they get the kinds of siddhis we see in the movies.

“Fat, short nails, large eyes, may have buck teeth. Fond of jewels, bracelets, rings, and other ornaments of attire. Artistic.” — Shil-Ponde. “Gracious personality, enjoys good power and exchange ideas with learned people. Occupies a high position in a company or government service. Affected with excess bile complaints. If this extension also is the Lagna (ascendant) and Jupiter also is positioned here, one lives up to 83 years. Even though you are a good executive, you are not generally liked by your associates and employees.” — Behari

Ascendant in Ashwini Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: Albert Bandura help point us to the social learning or observational learning that goes into logistics and storage that Ma Huateng Pony & Jeff Bezos so rich. Bandura also reminds us of the observational or witness perspective of Ketu: over seers.

“Not a good position. tall and clever. You are fond of eating spicy food and drink. You will have trouble through the opposite sex. Unless remedial measures are observed, you cannot get out of poverty. You are selfish and ambitious.” — Bepin Behari. “Fat, has short nails. Eyes are large May be a scientist, philosopher, writer, will be a leader in any walk of life. Walks very fast; has a habit of pacing back and forth likes sea voyages and may deal with or work in foreign countries.” — Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Ashwini Pada 3, Gemini Navamsha: “You will be much learned and expert in various sciences and religious scriptures. You are exceedingly active. You are a good friend to those whom you can impress.” — Bepin Behari. “Fat, has short nails. Eyes are large May be a scientist, philosopher, writer, Will be a leader in any walk of life. Walks very fast; has a habit of pacing back and forth likes sea voyages and may deal with or work in foreign countries.” — Shil-Ponde

Ascendant in Ashwini Pada 4, Cancer Navamsha: Science and medicine.

“This position is the most outstanding position for Moon, provided Sun is not in conjunction. You attain a high education and knowledge in various branches of sciences with your own efforts. Mostly persons born in 12th degree to 13th degree of Ashwini are officers or doctors or persons holding very high position in government. Doctors born in this part of Ashwini Nakshatra become successful in the medical field. The same is the result when the Ascendant falls in 4th part of Ashvini even if the Moon is positioned elsewhere. Your distinguishing feature is that there will be a scar or mark on the head or face.” — Bepin Behari. “Hard, lean body. Fond of pets and animals. May be a preacher or a minister.” — Shil-Ponde

Celebrities with Ashwini Ascendant

Charlemagne (1), Johnny Michael SpannXR (1), Johnny StompanatoAA (1), Tommy Blake (Rockabilly (1)), Oscar de la HoyaAA (Boxing (1)), Marcel ProustAA (1), John PattersonX (Physics professor, meteorologist (1)), Margaux HemingwayA (1), Ukraine Revolution 2014 (1),

Ma Huateng Pony (2), Jeff Bezos (Amazon (2)), Proclus (2), Albert BanduraXQR (2?), George Nguyen Van Loc (police inspector, writer, actor (2)), Usain BoltX (2), Chris Rock (2), Penelope Cruz (2), Amber Frey (killer (2)), Sexual Abuse #6 (2),

John Edgar Hoover (Founder of FBI (3)), Pope Gregory XIII (lawyer, Gregorian Calendar (3)), Nikola Tesla (3), Ferdinand Porsche (3), Robert F. Kennedy (3?), Delwin Jones (cotton farmer (3)), Ursula Le Guin (3), Rene Margotton (cubist painter (3)), 

William the Conqueror (4), Carl H. BransAA (Gravitational physics (4)), Pierre Ramond (string theory (4)), Clive WearingXR (musicologist lost his memory (4?)), Julia Roberts (4), Gigi Hadid (Hashimoto Disease, Model (4)), Sigourney Weaver (4), John Patterson (Physics professor, meteorologist ()),

[Many charts have not been confirmed so ascendant and even Moon nakshatras may not be correct. There may be inconsistencies regarding the house placement of the planets as well. Use your own judgement. A healthy dose of scepticism should be applied to astrological data generally.]

Rain, Steam & Speed: The Great Western Railway – JMW Turner (Sun in Ashwini)

Sun in Ashwini  •  Moon in Ashwini. •. Mars in Ashwini •.

Sun in Ashwini  

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The Sun is exalted in Ashwini. Very high Self-confidence, lots of true energy, very strong vitality, as well as the courage, confidence, and authority to take action. They can be very selfish, usually thinking of themselves first. They maintain their youthfulness (or perhaps immature way of expressing themselves) all their lives; some part of them will never grow up; this is typically a refreshing feeling for others. They are wellsprings of power, and they typically reach to the top in their field, elite status and are highly respected and intelligent. They express themselves very freely, they can be unpredictable and capricious, but are usually righteous or self-righteous. They can be good comedians, or at lest have a good sense of humour, they might be good at imitations or at least have many ways of expressing themselves. They are good mirrors, they can be good healers, therapists, models, athletes, leaders. They are ultimately mirrors of the collective unconscious.

Start-ups: they want to do something new or bring something new into the world. Thomas Jefferson, Bhimrao Ambedkar, Nikita Khrushchev through their roles in writing up the constitutions of their countries, were, in their way, the mid-wives in the birth of nations. And what can we say or rulers like Charlemagne, Hitler, Tamerlane or the Queen. These people are not looking to be heads of state, but Emperors or the world. Charismatic leaders and heads of state. They are always a bit ahead of time or ahead of the pack: the first and the best.

They might seem to remain as children income way forever. They express themselves with a natural curiosity but they quickly move onto the next thing. Interesting to note that the athletes with this placement are most playing on ice. Hockey is known as the fastest game in sports. Women often become models or dancers: beautiful, youthful, charming. This Sanu makes relationships, agreements and working with others a bit difficult since they will always express themselves as free-agents, sovereign, bursting forth with vitality.

Heart Attack: Harold Washington, Nikita Khrushchev

Bepin Behari Sun in Aries “Will always radiate powerful impulses impelling the individual towards the goal of self-knowledge. The message from the soul will be invincible: if Ascendant and Moon are not harmoniously positioned there could be violent storms, but the solar impulse must reach the individual and his life significantly reorganised accordingly.”

Chamatkar Chintamani Sun in Aries: “The native is eloquent in discussion, learned, militant, violent, active, energetic, wandering, strong self-confidence, bold, bile & blood problem, charming. Exalted Sun grants authority. Wilful, rash, religious, insomnia. Moon’s aspect will make the native popular, generous, high status, lots of attendants. Gain& success though common people and women. Frail. If Mars is aspecting the native is strong, energetic, aggressive, and possessing the ability to command and control. If Mercury aspects, the native is the underdog, living in servility, poor, weak, miserable and shabby. If Jupiter aspects, the native is a judge, minister or man of status with all the noble qualities of a protector. If Venus aspects, the native is amorous, and has misfortune in dealing with their partner, friends and relatives. Physical debilities. If Saturn aspects, the native suffers from derangements of health, has ability to concentrate, unsympathetic and careless with the feelings of others.”


Sun in Ashwini Pada 1, Aries Navamsha: Leadership skills, dynamic energy, a lot of energy, independent adventurous spirit, very quick discussion making ability, they heal quickly too.

Sun in Ashwini Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: Quick with their words, fast talkers, very determined and bull-headed,, but also more stable an reliable than the other Ashwini pandas

Sun in Ashwini Pada 3, Gemini Navamsha: Sun exalted at 8° 10’ This pada is a somewhat dangerous mix of fire and air that can make these people fairly autocratic for the most part, but they are likely to have two very different faces in public and in private.

Sun in Ashwini Pada 4, Cancer Navamsha:

Celebrities with Sun in Ashwini

Pope Benedict XVI (1), Thomas Jefferson (1), Bhimrao Ambedkar  (jurist, economist, social reformer (1)), Nikita Khrushchev (1), Harold Washington (1), Alexandra Mueller (1), Samuel Beckett (1), James Ensorr (1), Spike Milligan (1), Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1), Emma Watson (1), Samantha Fox (1), Titanic Sunk (1), Soviet-Japan Neutrality Pact (1), 

Ernest Starling (Physiology: Blood, Heart, Hormones, Kidneys (2)), Wim Hof (The Ice Man (2)), Wilber Wright (2), Guy Fawkes (2), Charlie Chaplin (2), Lore Ruckert (2), 

Queen Elizabeth II (3), Charlemagne (3), Hitler (3), Pope Urban VIII (military ruler, opponent of Copernicus & Galileo (3)), Ludwig Renn (Author, Nobelman, Communist (3)), Jack Nicholson (actor (3)), Waldemar Rosler (illustrator, painter, lithographer (3)), Robert Boustany (physics, yoga therapy (3)), Michael Moore (documentary film maker (3)), George Lopez (3), Ed Belfour (hockey goalie (3)), Jamie Sale (figure skating (3)), Maria Lantseva (3), Sherri Shepard (3), Gigi Hadid (3), Paula Yates (3), Amber Heard (3),

Vladamire Lenin (4), Tamerlane (4), Immanuel Kant? (4), Max Planck (4), J.M.W. Turner (4), Al Pacino (4), Jet Li (4), Richard Baldwin (4), Timothy McVeigh (4), Tony Esposito (4), Sachin Tendulkar (4), David Usher (4), Melania Trump (4), Ella Fitzgerald (4), Shirley MacLaine (4), 

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Moon in Ashwini

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They have often tasted from the fountain of youth, in many cases it can be rejuvenating just to be with them. They may be comforted by travel, parents may have soothed them with a car ride; especially going somewhere new. These are the really great people watchers, the just watch, they don’t get too involved with things, they like to get things started and then move on to the next thing. They can be very inspiring, but are always on the move. If this Moon is afflicted or out of balance they can have very restless minds that won’t allow them to sit still for even an instant. Attention deficit disorder, or starting too many projects at once can also be there with different afflictions.

The classics say that Ashwini rules over horse-dealers, commandants, physicians, attendants, horses (vehicles), horse-riders (drivers), merchants, handsome persons and horse-grooms. Saturn here, even in transit, will give problems to all these people. Ashwini people are said to be scholarly, intelligent, skilful, efficient, expert in their craft and faithful to his duties. They are charming, steady, wealthy, possessed of good manners, an important personage in his family, well known and liked by all. They have self-respect, a mild appetite, a fondness for ornaments and a lovely appearance.

Moon, or other signifiers of relationships in Ashwini, are not conducive to long-term relationships as they typically like to remain free agents. Partners who can appreciate this, however, can have a lasting presence in an Ashwini’s life. Just treat them like a wild horse, if you offer them friendship they will come, but if you try to control them they will run away. Appreciate that you are together here and now and don’t worry about the future.

Bepin Behari says that the Moon in Aries “Will make the psyche of the individual disturbed, always wanting change, never satisfied and never accepting the advice of others. Unless the individual experiences the repercussions himself his life cannot be moulded on the advice of others coming from the physical level.”


Moon in Ashwini Pada 1, Aries Navamsha: Vargottama Pada. They can be hyper-modern people trying every new fad for health and wellness. They are certainly trendsetters, many of them are dancers, yogis, influencers, reviving ancient ideas or giving life to something that has long since been dead.. Interestingly enough they are mostly women: forever young and forever wild. None of them are domestic housewives, that’s for sure. They are almost too independent for their own good, they like to flirt, to have someone to bounce their energy off. They typically maintain a lot of activity and may be known for breaking through traditional boundaries (the glass ceiling).  We might see the revival of some kind of ancient rivalries in this aggressive pada. They might tend to hold a grudge and may come back late in life to settle a score (what to the other person might be ancient history).

Moon in Ashwini Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: Moon is exalted in this navamsha:.Resource driven and practical, handsome, will maintain a youthful sporty-sexy style and worship materialism. Image may be everything to these people since for Ashwini natives it doesn’t matter what they do as long as they do something. May have an interest in superfoods, supplements, new age diets. They may have unusual speech or use incendiary language. They seem to have a special talent for coaching and working with young people.

Moon in Ashwini Pada 3, Gemini Navamsha: They are good explainers, teachers of children or those with a childlike mentality. They can be good at logistics. It seems to me this could relate with short haul trucking, deliveries, bus drivers, taxi driving. Prin Not many politicians have this because they are not likely to pull the party line. Innovation in communications and media can also arise out of this pada. Delivery drivers, product representatives or travelling sales all roam on lots of quick short trips. They might lack boundaries with the hands or arms, including with weapons and pens and the way they reach out to the world generally. Some massage therapists and hands on healers have this. People working with groups, especially when the boundaries are poor. Travel guides or trail guides. They like to “tinker” and sometimes new inventions are born. They may be absent minded in the way they fiddle with things in their hands.

Moon in Ashwini Pada 4, Cancer Navamsha: Moon in own navamsha. Worshipers of gods, religious, obtain good will of women. They usually have very good knowledge of the body and make good doctors, nurses, therapists, psychologists, mid-wives, teachers and writers. They will go above and beyond in caring for others. Often involved in penetrating boundaries in some way: “Going where no man has gone before,” “Be here now,” and the “Power of Now.” are all popular slogans of this Ashwini group. Visionaries of utopia.

Celebrities with Moon in Ashwini

Lev Simkhovich (cultural-historical psychologist (1)), William Godwin (Utilitarianism, anarchism, journalist (1)), Bobby Fischer (chess (1)), Catherine of Aragon (1), Ingrid Bergman (1), Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis (1), Priscilla Chan-Zuckerberg (1), Kate Blanchett (1), Patrice Alegre (serial killer (1)), Karla Homolka (Serial Killer (1)), 

B.K.S. Iyengar (Yoga Guru (2)), Ken Dryden (hockey coach (2)), David Gilmour (Pink Floyd singer, songwriter, guitar (2)), Bill Nye (The Science Guy (2)), Malcolm X (2), Chris Rock (comedian, actor (2)), Stan Lee (2), Paul Bernardo (serial killer (2)), Lydia (Chef (2)), Selena Gomez (2), Virginia Woolf (author (2)), Eva Green (2), Pamala Anderson (Bay Watch (2)), Kamala Harris (Vice President (2)), 

Prince Charles of Wales (3), Joe Biden (3), Maxmillian Robespierre (3), John Walker Lindh (American Jihadist (3)), Jozef Haller (Lieutenant General Polish Army (3)), Henry Ford II (3), Clive Barker (3), Roy Rogers (cowboy actor (3)), Julius Mayer (3), Michael J. Fox (actor (3)), Phil Esposito (3), Natalie Wood (3), Margaret Lockwood (British child actress, born in Pakistan (3)), Celine Dion (singer (3)), Jessica Gallagher (Blind Olympian: skiing, cycling, track & field (3)), Earthquake (most powerful ever recorded (3)), Indonesia Volcano 1815 (most powerful ever recorded (3)), 

Marcel Proust (4), Eckhart Tolle (4), Alfred Alder (Psychotherapist, Individual psychology (4)), B.F. Skinner (4), Aldous Huxley (4), F. Scott Fitzgerald (Author: flamboyance of the Jazz age (4)), William Shatner (Captain Kirk (4)), Glenn Ford (actor played ordinary men in unusual circumstances (4)), Dian Fossey (primatologist, conservationist (4)), Sigourney Weaver (4), Deni Montana Harrelson (4),  

Mars in Ashwini 

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Go-getters, self-starters, strong-willed, courageous, athletic with a very powerful start to anything, to help anyone. They are courageous souls willing to try something new. Some of the greatest physicists and inventors of the past 100 years have this Mars: John Wheeler, Stephen Jay Gould, Stephen Hawking. There can be something of a “lone cowboy” character like Clint Eastwood or Paul Newman; it’s perhaps this same attitude that allows for great scientific discoveries. Mars might even bring competitive impetus to the innovation market. They are typically strong athletes with a strong, courageous and daring will power that allows them to face any challenge. They usually have the ability to handle fire and weapons: swords, knives, stoves, heaters. They are competitive and boundary penetrating. They can be surgeons, acupuncturists, fire-cupping, and intense activity can all be used for healing.

It’s not so much that they act odd, but their timing can be a little strange. They will put two things together that no one would: Tommy Blake put hilly billy country and rock n roll together. He would play music for the guys in the army as they were being shipped off. Certainly the band who kept playing at the titanic sank has some Ashwini placements. Marquis de Sade put sex & philosophy together; pain & pleasure. De Sade might be a little bit extreme, but all these natives are very free and libertine in their activities. They have no limits. To break dow the limits several of these natives take to unique forms of transportation. Clint Eastwood flys his helicopter to the studio to avoid traffic.

The brother figures, competitors and the males in a woman life are typically quick, youthful, impulsive, and have physical prowess. They are likely athletic and might also know martial arts or some of the more intense quick moving styles of yoga. Several of these natives have spent time in the military. They are very quick to act, maybe too quick, too impulsive sometimes. They can get themselves into a bit of trouble, but they will easily get themselves out again. Even is they are not specifically working in or for health care, they will none the less be fairly health conscious and capable of connecting spiritual health with physical health: even Clint Eastwood practices meditation. We might note that he was a life guard in his early years, and then went on to save the day in almost every move he did.

Sound & Music: These native are usually musically gifted. Clint Eastwood, also studied Jazz and is a huge fan of the genera. Eva Fitzgerald and Celine Dion or notable vocalists. Tom Blake’s Rock a Billy became the new free form. Film directors also do well with this. They need to be able to act free from convention. This is the secret to them being able to amaze us with their innovation. But they also find alternative ways of connecting with the source, not so much by going directly to the source, but by keeping their channels clear and the way open. This was the job of at least on transportation minister. But this is also what Phillip Drinker was doing with his Iron Lung and Chris Bruusgaard in his midwifery work, Stephen J. Gould in tracking evolution from the past to the present. Exercise and meditation and connection with nature seem to be the most common ways they keep things moving. Steve Jobs highlights the importance of allowing employees room for innovation, to come up with alternative ways of doing things. Many of them live some kind of alternative life style.

I don’t know if anyone ever told these people that you can’t do that; they just naturally do what they want.thay are master of the Art of not giving a fuck.


Mars in Ashwini Pada 1, Aries Navamsha: Mars in Vargottama in his own sign. Very active and innovative, a breakthrough, establishing anew field. Many of these natives are social activists especially in the field of health care. They have a quick sharp mind and will remain always active in helping others. Chris Bruusgaard was an early midwife and wrote one of the early books on the topic. Phillip drinker was a physician and inventor doing everything he could to help his patients. In many cases they might be taking action to do good for people without fully thinking about the consequences. This is certainly a criticism against some of the left wing policies we see coming from the likes of Berni Sanders or Wilber Cohen. I suspect some of the early teachings of Chris Bruusaard are no longer considered the best practices. And of course someone like Bernardine Dohrn Ayer has certainly gone too far in pushing the the agenda they think will help. Some might even say that Francisco de Goya “sold out.”

Mars in Ashwini Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: The first things that strikes me is the number of CEO’s with this placement. They are especially good at taking a faltering business and reviving; bringing it back to life, everyone else will be one step behind them. Coenraad Jacob Temminck was treasured of the Dutch East India Company and the first director of the British Museum of Natural History. Adam Smith might sum up this Mars as an unbridled competition for resources. Food is a big theme: I have some restaurant owners with this Mars; dry good food sellers. But there is also the CEO of Kering, basically a collection of luxury fashion brands for clothing, jewellery, eyewear. If you have not heard of Kering you’ve heard of all the brands they own. These are the people everyone else is watching, following, even imitating. Clint Eastwood is famous for unique car collection, horses, and being tough; he has this funny way of talking through his teeth and uses a helicopter to get to work. I don’t know how many of these people actually used horse transport, but I’m sure that whatever is pulling the carriage for these folks has a great deal of horse-power. Though we might also point out that Stephen Hawking has a very unique and innovative mode of transport as well as for speaking. Clint Eastwood has this. Several of the native I know with this Mars have studied and teach philosophy 101.

Mars in Ashwini Pada 3, Gemini Navamsha: This position of Mars can become verbally aggressive and they are likely to spend much time roaming the neighbourhood as they will be especially active outside of the home. Jaromir Jagr was good when he played beside Mario Lemieux. Celine Dion rose to stardom when she was with her managed a hard time after loosing their partner.

Mars in Ashwini Pada 4, Cancer Navamsha: Debilitation pada for Mars. Their masculinity and aggression become restrained and repressed somehow. Perhaps it’s only expressed within limited situations. Muhammed Ali had the ring: he was mostly useless apart from that. Aung San Suu Kyi was a figurehead, a representative of Democracy meant to bring Myanmar into the western fold, but she got ousted by the military for being more of a repressive dictator than anyone who came before her. Despite being so active they can be all over the place. They can be known for their quickness. The Sai Baba listed here is the modern manipulative sleight of hand baba. We don’t need to discuss Ali’s infamous quickness. I recently saw a video of him dodging 27 punch that came at him in a matter of second,

Celebrities with Mars in Ashwini

Vladamire Lenin (1), Berni Sanders (1), Wilber Cohen (social scientist, creator of the modern welfare state & The New Deal (1)),Chris Bruusgaard (mid-wife (1)), Phillip Drinker (iron lung inventor (1)), Stephen Jay Gould (evolutionary biology (1)), Paul Newman (Cool Han Luke (1)), Tommy Blake (rockabilly (1)), Harry Babasin (experimental jazz (1)), Francisco de Goya (the first salaried court painter (1)), Edoardo Mangiarotti (Fencing (1)), Duchess Marie Elisabeth of Holstein-Gottorp (1), Ella Fitzgerald (1), 

Swami Vivekananda (2), Stephen Hawking (2), John Archibald Wheeler (nuclear physics (2), Steve Jobs (Apple CEO (2)), Adam Smith (father of capitalism. Wealth of Nations (2)), Coenraad Jacob Temminck (Zoologist, museum director (2)), Karl Wolff (SS Officer (2)), Francois-Henri Pinault (CEO or Kering (2)), Marquis de Sade (2), Clint Eastwood (2), Robert Hand (Vedic astrology (2)), Leila Arcieri (model, actress, natural sweetener (2)), Federico Garcia Lorca (surrealist poet, playwright, theatre director (2)), Samantha Fox (2), Aishwarya Rai-Bachchan (2), 

John Edgar Hoover (Founded FBI (3)), Bepin Behari (3), Haralabos Voulgaris (Gambler (3)), Jaromir Jagr (hockey (3)), Jessica Alba (Actress; Housewares (3)), Ginger Rogers (3), Lucy Lawless (3), Celine Dion (Talented vocalist (3)), Shirley MacLaine (3), Bernardine Dohrn Ayer (Left Wing Terrorist (3)), 

Sai Baba (4), William Wakefield Baum (Cardinal, ‘The ministry of reconciliation” (4)), Anneloes Veneman (4), Dave Chappelle (4), Gert-Heinrich Wollheim (Expressionist painter (4)), David Eggers (4), Rudolf Steiner (occult, architecture, clairvoyant (4)), Muhammed Ali (Dance like a butter fly sting like a bee (4)), George Floyd (street crime, drugs, killed by cop (4)), Terry Fox (Prosthetic limb (4)), David Usher (4), Aung San Suu Kyi (4), Valerie Solanas (Radical feminist (4)),

Mercury in Ashwini

“Genius is the ability to independently arrive at and understand concepts that would normally have to be taught by another person.” — Immanuel Kant?

“I think, therefore I am.” — Descartes

Mercury has a bit of a tough time with this energy and they may be seeking to go down two different roads heading in the opposite directions at the same time. They can be especially fast speakers and sometimes their mind seems to move too fast. They can be very intelligent, something odd about their education, memory, and language retrieval. They can be effective speed readers capable of retaining inf

Martin Luther King has Jupiter in Ashwini while Malcom X has Moon & Mercury in Ashwini.

ormation that has been quickly scanned over. If this Mercury is ascendant lord or in the ascendant these people can remain youthful looking their whole life and may have difficulty being taken seriously at first. They can also fail to fully grow-up and may remain practical jokers for most of their life. They can be good at improve and have a special talent at manipulating words and language; which can be used in different ways depending on other planetary influences. They may continue to update their speech throughout life so that they always know the sayings and jargon that adolescents uses. They might also be able to make a strong connection with adolescents and provide a vehicle for young people, communication, information, messages and signals. Codes, symbols, messages might have a mystical side to them. Morris codes, military codes, da Vinci codes…

Some great generals in military as well as athletic coaches have this Mercury. They might be masters of logistics. This was Sam Walton’s magic with Walmart, logistics, but it also allowed guys like Hitler, Tamerlane, Guevara, Zuckerberg, Smyth-Osbourn, Sun-Sin and many of the others succeed in their campaigns.

There can be many messages that are essentially calls for help. We should note the three hockey goal-tenders who have this. It’s hard to tell what kind of energy is at work here but Mercury can relate with teams, and these goaltenders can often be called in late in a game to kind of save the day. It might also relate with the traveling as a team or in an entourage; never alone, but somehow separate, the team is the twining energy. In many ways, just as Descartes says “I think, therefor I am” as if to say: “I am” (but I can only recognise that in relation to something else. The most immediate thing the “I” relates with is the thinking. In some ways his “I” is consciousness, we know consciousness is there because the thinking is going on. Without thought we could never realise consciousness. This can be a very deep spiritual placement as we see from people like Descartes and “Be Here Now” Ram Das. This is the message of Ashwini nakshatra, “be here now.” Ram Das just says it. The sirens of the Titanic essentially say the same thing, and with modern logistics and shipping the message is the same: “your order has been sent” & “your package has arrived,” and the whole time you can count all the cities and transfer stations it passed through.

In some cases it’s a call for help against an alien invasion. For Hitler it was the Jew. For goaltenders it’s the opponent coming at them. For the titanic it was the water coming in. For Clive Wearing it was a new melody every day as if it was his first time hearing it. For Pappu Yaddov it’s the foreign invasion in his home town.

Writing and languages: They can quickly pick up technical languages like or code languages like the code Descartes used to write in his journals. Many of these natives are english preachers studying Sanskrit or mantra Vidya, bijou sounds; or mathematicians solving abstract problems.

Celebrities with Mercury in Ashwini

Hitler (1), Tamerlane (1), Tony Blair (1), Immanuel Kant (1), Sam Walton (Walmart (1)), David Koch (1), Robert Boustany (1), Richard Wagner (1), Ludwig Miles van Rohe (architect, interior designer (1)), George Lopez (1), Curtis Joseph (1), Delwin Jones (cotton farmer (1)), Titanic Sunk (time of first help signal (1)), 

Mark Zuckerberg (2), Vincent van Goth (2), Eric Clapton (2), Clive Wearing (musicologist lost his memory (2)), Julian Lennon (2), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (2), Olaf Kolzig (2), Jaroslav Halak (2), Guy Fawkes (2), Ludwig Renn (Author, nobelman, communist (2)), Penelope Cruz (2), Lore Ruckert (2), 

Rabindranath Tagore (3), Swami Lakshman Joo (3), Anton Lavey (Church of Satan (3)), Nigel Farage (3), Timothy McVeigh (3), Richard Feynman (quantum mechanics (3)), Christiaan Huygens (mathematics, physics, engineer (3)), Dale Earnhardt (3), Princess Maxima of Netherlands (3), Maria Lantseva (3), Veruschka von Lehndorff (3), 

Yi Sun-Sin (4), Edward Smyth-Osbourn (4), Karl Wolff (4), Malcolm X (4), Russell Crow (4), Ram Das (4), Descartes (4), Harvey Cushing (4), Willie Mays (4), George Strait (4), Trent Reznor (4), Mary Pickford (4), Susan Strasberg (4), 

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Jupiter in Ashwini 

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“If there’s no god, everything is permitted.” Dostoyevsky

Jupiter rules over children so there is a chance of illegitimate children, unexpected children, twins, with the second one being unexpected. They are very strong proponents of freedom and might seek to break through the established rights and freedoms. There is a love of travel here with a possibility to live free out on the open road. Several people live out a van or a bus, expansive means of transport. Many travelled with a whole caravan or convoy. I would imagine several truck drivers would have this Jupiter as well.

They will likely have knowledge of the newest and latest methods of healing. And it’s said they might be involved in some kind of miraculous healing techniques. Chemistry and pharmacology seem to be well supported by this Jupiter. I generally consider Ketu to relate with the very fine dust they is encapsulate into tablets as well as the microscopic work they do.

They might seek beliefs and ideologies to heal and rescue and pull people from the darkness to give them a new life. There is often an unnatural blend of religion and politics offering the opportunity to be born again. Several of these native ate fathers or founders or early proponents of new philosophical systems.

Language, logic, linguistics, law, human rights, humanism, analytical philosophy. Jupiter in Ashwini are the broad minded humanists from any religion; their external faith could be anything, Catholic, Baptist, Jewish, atheist, but they will have humanism in common. And though they may be pacifist, they will fight against war, they will fight and stand for human rights and the freedom and dignity of man. Manny of them are activists, reformers.

Chamatkar Chintamani Jupiter in Aries: “The native successfully achieves intellectual and material growth ads a fixed aim of life through friends and others. Gain through speculation. Patrimony, children and partner. Name and fame though religious links and even enemies. Peaceful and much travelling, great authority. If Sun Aspects, the native is philanthropic, honest, noble sons, fortunate, hairy body, fortitude, inclination to religion as an intellectual exercise for spiritual growth. If Moon aspects, interest in women, gems, jewels, history and literature. Awakening of psychic interests. If Mars aspects, temperamentally hot, gives energy and activity; restlessness and negative approach. Rich and characterless partner. If Mercury aspects, develops the low instincts of the native making him wicked, overly critical, cautious but a prattler (idle chatter and nonsense babble). Aspected by Venus, fond of the arts, literature, music, and all that is beautiful. Prosperity and cowardice. If Saturn aspects, grant possessions and worldly wealth, boldness, greed, ugliness, name and progeny.”

Martin Luther King: Baptist Minister and civil rights leader.

Charlemagne: There was the old Roman Empire, but he brought is back and made it better than ever: The Holy Roman Empire.

Pope Leo XIII (1810 – 1903): He sough to define the position of the church with regard for modern thinking. He was sometimes call “the Workers Pope,” but he managed to oppose both socialism and capitalism. Right’s for workers and fair wages, but also free enterprise and property right. He is particularly remembered for his belief that “pastoral activity in political sociology was also a vital mission of the church as a vehicle of social justice and maintaining the rights and dignities of the human person.”

Pope Gregory XIII (1502 – 1585): Commissioned the Gregorian Calendar after it was noticed that the Julian Calendar was shifting celebrations away from their appointed season. We still use the Gregorian Calendar today. He had been a lawyer and judge before becoming pope. And he had taken the time and expense to document an illegitimate child he had with a servant to ensure the child would not be left out of the inheritance when he died. (illegitimate children is a theme of this Jupiter placement. It’s said that due to his legal brilliance and management abilities he was able to respond and deal with major problems quickly and decisively, although not always successfully. He sought to reform the whole Catholic Church. He was known to be fiercely independent. He generously supported the Jesuit colleges (the best educational institutes at the time), and founded many new seminaries for training priests.

Thomas More: (1479 – 1535): A lawyer/Judge who served as an advisor under the cruel Henry VIII who had him executed for treason since he would not recognise Henry as the head of the church. A schism created over his desire to divorce (or annul) his marriage with Catherine of Aragon. On his execution day, Thomas More reportedly said: “I die the king’s poor servant, and Gods first.” More was a strong supported of what was called “New Learning” at that time; what we now cal humanism. He was a Page for the Archbishop of Canterbury, then studies at Oxford before training as a lawyer. More had seriously considered becoming a monk. He often joined the monk in their spiritual practices at the Carthusian monastery just outside of London. Although he stood for election in parliament he maintained common ascetic practices of the time: wearing a hair shirt and occasional self-flagellation. He was a caring and affectionate father who who adopted his wife daughter and gave his several daughters the same classical education that he gave his sons. This was highly unusual at the time, but other nobles started to do the same.

Ayn Rand (1905 – 1982): She was one of the first woman to go to University when they opened up to woman in Russia. She remained very politically active her whole life. Developed a new philosophical system called objectivism. Reason is the only means of acquiring knowledge. Her sense of morality she called ethical egoism. She rejected faith and religion. she condemned the initiation of force as immoral and opposed collectivism, statism, and anarchism. Instead, she supported laissez-faire capitalism, which she defined as the system based on recognising individual rights, including private property rights. Although Rand opposed libertarianism, which she viewed as anarchism. In America her work has influences right wing libertarians and conservatives.

Noam Chomsky ( ): Another social activist, also known as the father of modern linguistics, one of the founders of the field of cognitive science. Earned his doctorate for transformational grammar. He, like many of these natives with Jupiter in Ashwini, are known for a strong pacifist or anti-war stance. He later went on to write an excellent book called Manufacturing Consent and suggested intellectual self-defence to guard our minds from mass media and elite control. He identifies as a anarchy-syndicalist or libertarian socialist: liberty, community & freedom of association. Almost the exact opposite of Ayn Rand., but yet not so different.

Alejandro Jodorowsky: Avant Guard film maker with a cult-like following. His 1973 production of Holy Mountain was a precursor to what he called his own  has also spiritual system, which he call s “psychomagic” and “psychoshamanism.” It’s a blend of mystic traditions like alchemy, tarot, Zen Buddhism and shamanism which is both a life style and a therapeutic healing system.

Jupiter in Ashwini Pada 1, Aries Navamsha: Vargottama Pada These are the most individualistic and head strong in their beliefs. They are ideological warriors, but their ideology doesn’t always stick together. Ayn Rands philosophy is a great example. Academic philosophers maintain that she is a novel writer and not a philosopher. Her philosophy has many gaps and holes.

Celebrities with Jupiter in Ashwini

Charlemagne (1), Che Guevara? (1), Steven Crowder (Change my Mind (1)), Al Pacino (1), Ulf Von Euler (stint & pharmacy (1)), Dostoyevsky (1), Kirk Douglas (1), Steven Seagal (1), Catherine of Sienna (Mystical marriage with Jesus (1)), Ayn Rand (1), Black Monday Stock Crash 1987 (1), 

Pope Leo XIII (2), Thomas More (2), Nigel Farage (2), David Koch (2), Russell Crow (2), Derek Chauvin? (2), Larry Elder (2), Wolfgang Stresemann (conductor, composer (2)), Forrest Ackerman (science fiction writer, editor, agent (2)), Jon Jones (MMA (2)), Reece Witherspoon (2), Zsa Zsa Gabor (socialite, actress, 9 marriages (2)), 

Pope Gregory XIII (lawyer, Gregorian Calendar (3)), Empress Wu Zetian (3), Martin Luther King (baptist minister & civil rights leader (3)), Noam Chomsky (3), Jacques Plante (3), Albert Speer (armaments (3)), 

Alejandro Jodorowsky (4), Mr T (4), George Strait (4), Margaret Lockwood (British child actress, born in Pakistan (4)), Saint Bartholomew Day Massacre (4),  Horst Wolfram Geissler (Novelist, Greek History (1))

Venus in Ashwini

They have a love for all things that are odd and quirky, they can be very creative. will surprise even themselves with their choice of partner. But these are not ideal qualities for building al long term partnership. They love their freedom and independence and often have many partners to choose from, but it may be the curse of too much choice, especially for the women with this position. The Ketu influence on this Venus might make them completely unbound and unrestrained in their expression of love. Little is known about Michelangelo’s sexuality, but he was writing very beautiful sonnets in the style of Shakespeare (several hundred years before Shakespeare) to men in his life. There is certainly a homo-eroticism in his poetry. More about him below.

The artist with this placement insisted on unbound freedom, not only in their love lives, but in their art as they found new way of expressing ancient spiritual archetypes.

Women with this position will express their femininity through their helpful nature and they will likely have some knowledge of healing, renewing, refreshing. They might seem to come off a little aggressive and are likely to provoke flirtation since this is a masculine nakshatra. This is a very sexy position for Venus. A man will experience this thought e women in their lives.

Love can hit the native of nowhere; sometimes where you don’t even want it to be. The energy polarity can be intense; especially in the first couple of pada. This can, however, make for very nice and helpful sisterly relationships for both sexes. This sisterly dynamic can work in a durable marriage as well; it just might seem odd. Long distance relationships are possible, when one person is always away. Marriage partner might be involved with healing, or transport and the partners might work closely together in various ways. As we can see in Salvador Dali’s work, his art was a little bit ahead if it’s time. If there is one criticism that Ashwini placements are likely to get on a consistent basis it’s that they act too soon, premature ejaculation can also be related to Shukra-dev. In this placement.

They love the dopamine, the rush, the high; but then they come crashing back down. Those dopamine hits are a double sided knife and they learn to take the good with the bad. But they can easily become quite grouchy when they are not on cloud nine. Many of these natives also get involves with pleasure drugs either recreationally or as a part of their therapeutic method.

Cocaine overstimulates the adrenal glands causing people to become grouchy and irritable. It can also disrupt the female menstrual cycle as well as her fertility.

Sigmund Freud sums up the path of love for Venus in Ashwini quite succinctly. Let us consider the polarity of love and hate…. Now, clinical observation shows not only that love is with unexpected regularity accompanied by hate (ambivalence), and not only that in human relationships hate is frequently a forerunner of love, but also that in many circumstances hate changes into love and love into hate.”  I would say this is a projection from his Venus. Venus does, after all, represent the bewitching projections that we find ourselves negotiating with. Fred did extensive research on cocaine and the nervous system. He rigorously tested it himself for years,

Michelangelo: Venus mahadasha 1539 – 1559: He was working on the Fresco of The Last Supper for the altar wall of the Sistine Chapel. This was completed in 1541 to great controversy due to his breaking from tradition and painting Jesus as a large powerful figure. And his rendering of Christ and the Virgin Mary without and clothes or coverings was considered sacrilegious.

The first thing that strikes me is the dusk of all his hammer and chisel and sanding work done to complete his exquisite carvings. it’s interesting that his two most famous paintings are the story of Genesis, the beginning on the ceiling of the sistine Chapel, and the last supper.

Stanislawa Leszczynska: Midwife Venus Mahadasha 1927 – 1947 (rectification may be needed):


Venus in Ashwini Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: They love innovative music, new age, alternative healing. Several of the ladies with this pada are very much involved with Ayurveda and alternative healing,

Celebrities with Venus in Ashwini

Jack Nicholson (1), Frank Gehry (1), Mikhail Bakunin (1), Robert J Parks (pioneer of space program (1)), Kurt Russell (1), Tulsi Gabbard (1), Melissa Ethridge (1), Mariah Carey (1), Lady Gaga (1), 

Princess Maxima of Netherlands (2), Sigmund Freud (2), Morgan Freeman (2), Shaquille O’Neal (2), Arthur Conan Doyle (2), Andy Griffith (2), Marilyn Monroe (2), Deva Premal (2), Stanislawa Leszczynska (midwife in Aushwitz (3)), Ella Eyre (2),

Pope Pius IX (3), Michelangelo (3), Charlemagne (3), Prince Joachim of Denmark (Economics, Military Officer (3)), Erik Prince (mercenary Commander (3)), Shivaji (Rebel King (3)), Chuck Norris (3), Olaf Kolzig (3), Michael J. Fox (3), Allen Ginsberg (3), Chris Griscom (Acupuncture, spiritual visionary (3)), Eric Clapton (3), Heinz Kohut (psychoanalyst (3)), Leon Gaumont (early motion pictures, industrialist (3)), Juliette Binoche (3), Ruth Sharp Altshuler (Salvation Army & Goodwill Philanthropist fundraiser (3)),

Otto von Bismarck (4), Gaddafi (4), Maurice de Rothschild (4), Jacque Fresco (4), Harvey Cushing (4), Claude Allegre (Geo-chemistry (4)), Ed Belfour (4), James Taylor (4), Salvador Dali (4), Warren Beatty (4), Ella Fitzgerald (4), Camillo Wiethe (4), 

Ulysses S Grant has Saturn in Ashwini. A hard living cow boy.

Saturn in Ashwini

They might get to experience a second childhood; a renewal in old age. They might feel like they are above the law, or the law doesn’t apply to them, or that they are themselves the law. This is most an inauspicious placement; there can be worries and fears cropping up from everywhere. They can do well in regulating innovation. They will tend to be more conservative in this way. They can also get into conservation efforts like Chuck Norris. Or even concealment of “Breaking News” like Hunter Biden. In most cases these people spend most of their lives trying to find a branch to hold onto while storms rage all around them. And it’s likely they have some kind of skeleton in their closet they would like to keep there. I found it interesting that Mathew McConaughley has made a name for himself saying “woah, woah, woah.” With this position we find the struggle between the wild stallion and the cowboy trying to reign him in, but there are no reins until Bharani so it can be a wild ride. On the other hand, Ronald Reagan had a horse ranch. Impulses will have to be ruthlessly controlled as one would have suffered heavy consequences as a child. The might have had to suffer heavy consequences for acting before thinking, therefore the remain resistant against starting anything new unless they have thought it out well.

Saturn likes to be able to predict the future, he doesn’t like change or anything new and will resist it at all cost. But Ashwini is a completely unpredictable nakshatra where anything can happen. The explosive energy of Mars Ketu would be mostly contained by Saturn, but this might only serve to increase the pressure. They might find their freedom restricted, especially earlier in life. There might be constant fear from parents, teachers, police, gangs,

Low Dopamine? Dopamine works closely with Serotonin. Brings, dryness, hardness, slowness to the brain. We can usually look to the brain for whatever problems these natives are suffering. They tend to remain fearful of attack, and they may have very strong walls, but these only serve to invite further attack. These natives are typically defiant, disobedient and rebellious. They will do almost anything to avoid being first; for this folks this is something you have to earn by long hard experience. They might feel like there is never enough time to start anything new, they will manage to remain busy constantly as they wait for the criticis, the attack, the penetration to come. Of course fear of penetration often relates to a uncomfortable sexual partner early in life; men and women will both be tense during penetration. However there will be a scarcity of public dignity.

Hunter Schafer has also pushed the boundaries of free speech as part of the caste of Euphoria. It could be said that their spontaneous penetration of boundaries, perhaps even the boundaries of decency seem to be the cause of much concern to others. This Saturn can bring a lot of impatience related with the qualities of the house he’s in. Early life can be really difficult, but they are able to rise above it later in life and gain success. Saturn is not fully debilitated until the next nakshatra 20degrees Aries.

Celebrities with Saturn in Ashwini

Lee Harvey Oswald (killed JFK (?)), Clifford Olsen (serial killer (1)), Ben English (porn agent (1)), Jim Caviezel (actor played Jesus (1)), Chyna (female wrestler (1)), Lupe Valez (1), Veruschka von Lehndorff (1), Gillian Anderson (1), Mariah Carey (singer (1)), Tina Turner (singer (1)), Hunter Schafer (1), Patrice Alegre (1), 

Pope Pius IX (2), Chuck Norris (2), Helen Keller (2), Alice Bailey (2), 

Ronald Reagan (3), Ulysses S. Grant (3), Jorge Paulo Lehmann? (3), Tucker Carlson (3), Hunter Biden (3), Peter Frost (sick priest (3)), Cate Blanchett (3), Nancy Pelosi (3), Anne Heche (3), Sexual Abuse #1 (3), WW II (3), USA Peacetime draft (3), China Earthquake (3), 

Maurice de Rothschild (4), Prince Joachim of Denmark (Economics, Military Officer (4)), David Koch (4), Joseph Mengele (Dr Death: SS physician, experiments (4)), Al Pacino (4), Doc Holliday (4), Frank Abbandando (4), Rob Ford (4), Erik Prince (4), Jacque Cousteau (4), Hugh Armstrong Robinson (pilot, inventor, daredevil (4)), L. Ron Hubbard (4), David Eggers (4), Louis Pasteur (chemist, microbiologist (4)), Alexandra Mueller (4), Matthew McConaughey (4), Rudolf Kempe (Opera Conductor (4)), 

Rahu in Ashwini

Spinoza had a trade as an optical lens maker; reminding us that Ashwini relates with optics and sounds. – Painting signed b.l: BGf 1666

 Rahu will give a fascination for new things, the latest gadgets. unusual movements, or things that were “first of its kind.” Jackson Pollock’s art is a good example of the fascination of random activity inspired by this Rahu.  

Celebrities with Rahu in Ashwini

Genghis Khan (1), Warren Buffett (1), Jeremy Corbyn (1), Jacques Parizeau (economist, Quebec separatist (1)), Sigmund Freud (1), Sean Connery (1), Jackson Pollock (1), Donovan Bailey (1), Rick Levine (1), Gottfried Herder (1), Ray Charles (1), Lilly Wachowski (1), Meryl Streep (1), 

Winston Churchill (2), Gavin Newsom (2), Baruch Spinoza (2), Ken Wilber (transpersonal psychology & his own integral theory (2)), Neil Armstrong (2), Marc Garneau (NASA (2)), Niki Lauda (race car driver & aviation (2)), Stephane Charbonnier (2), Layne Staley (2), Kate Walsh (2), Julia Roberts (2), Mary-Kate Olsen (2), Lady Gaga (2), Cynthia Breazeal (robotics (2)), Kristen Gilbert (nurse who killed her patients (2)), Tsunami 2004 (2),

Herbert Hoover (Mining, President during great depression (3)), Thomas Sowell (3), John Locke (Father of Liberalism (3)), Johannes Vermeer (3), Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek (3), Wild Bill Hickok (3), Richard Gatling (3), Clint Eastwood (3), Joe Rogan (3), Vin Diesel (3), Sonny Liston (3), George Foreman (boxer, minister, author, the foreman grill (3)), David Carpenter (3), Roy Rogers (3), Jessica Gallagher (blind track star; Masters in Osteopathy (3)), Treaty of Lancaster 1744, (3),

Prince Charles of Wales (4), Paramahansa Yogananda (4), Martin Luther (4), Jian Ghomeshi (radio host, music critic (4)), Ozzy Osbourne (4), Lydia Shire (Chef (4)), Pamala Anderson (4), Nicole Kidman (4), Margaret Trudeau (4), Olivia-Newton John (4), 

The Musician Prince as the cosmic cowboy. Ketu in Ashwini.


Ketu in Ashwini

Cosmic cowboys oblivious to time. They can dust off ancient ideas and give them new life, or they can come up with things that are far ahead of their time. It can be an alienating placement and these natives might feel like they were born in the wrong time or in the wrong order. Any twining of their energy is not likely to belong with a physical entity; they could be channellers or ghost riders.

Yoichiro Nambu was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2008 for the discovery in 1960 of the mechanism of spontaneous broken symmetry in subatomic physics. Here we find symmetrical physical systems made asymmetrical when put into a vacuous state. I’m no physicist, but this seems to be a good description of Ketu in Ashwini. Ketu is like a vacuum, a blackhole sucking everything up. It seems to me that Ketu in Ashwini would be like a power vac (which I have myself worked with a little in my previous career). They can be ambivalent about starting things, due to which they can be reckless. They often don’t really know what they’re getting into or signing up for when they first get started. This suggests having their head in the clouds a little bit; but it comes with a fairly extreme sense of freedom that people should be free to make bad decisions (as long as they don’t directly cause harm or infringe on others). In some ways this placement epitomises generation-‘x’ers who are travelling and living through their laptops somehow: digital nomads. They may pick up much knowledge of healing as they go, but they are unlikely to do much with it.

Most of these people live fairly high risk lifestyles. There may be some issue with dopamine or serotonin. Making them somewhat erratic in the way they start things. It’s not quite the laziness of Saturn here; it’s more of an ennui, what’s the point, which suddenly shits to why not, what the hell, and then anything can happen.

Saturn in conjunction with Ketu here can be deadly. WW II started under this condition. Clifford Olsen, Jorge Paulo Lehmann?, Sexual abuse #1 case study and Lee Harvey Oswald also have this conjunction.

Madonna: Mars conjunct Ketu,

Yoichiro Nambu: Spontaneous broken symmetry in particle physics.

Cicero: A great roaster and member of the Roman Seanate. Came from the Roman Equestrian Order. His severed head and hands were presented as a gift to Mark Anthony. He offered no resistance. Salus populi suprema lex esto. “The health (welfare, good, salvation, felicity) of the people should be the supreme law.” Exceptio probat regulam in casibus non exceptis. “The exception that proves the rule”

“Situations calling for judgment give impetus to rhetoric’s ability to ‘‘bring before the eyes’’ absent or unapparent persons, places, or things. Rhetoricians often attribute this aspect of rhetoric’s power to fantasia, the capacity through which images of stimuli past, passing, or to come are generated and made present. This article proposes and pursues a conceptualisation of ‘‘rhetorical transport’’ predicated on civic fantasia, a mode of distance collapse whereby rhetors move subjects or objects so as to enable or impede particular judgments. Rhetorical transport abounds in rhetorical practice, but this article focuses on its presence in Gorgias, Cicero, and Thomas Paine.” — Michele Kennerly: “Getting Carried Away: How Rhetorical Transport Gets Judgment Going”


Ketu in Ashwini Pada 1, Aries Navamsha:

Ketu in Ashwini Pada 2, Taurus Navamsha: gives exotic eyes

Ketu in Ashwini Pada 3, Gemini Navamsha: messaging has no boundaries

Ketu in Ashwini Pada 4, Cancer Navamsha: As a result of their rather erratic behaviour, they do not have any sense of boundaries.

Celebrities with Ketu in Ashwini

Cicero (1), Ray Kroc (1), Chris Martin (1), Eugene Herrigel (Zen & Archery (1)), Terry Fox (1), Floyd Mayweather Jr. (1), Clifford Olsen (1), Madonna (1), Jamie Sale (1), 

Lee Harvey Oswald (2), William Butler Yeats (2), Jean Charest (2), Curt Siodmak (science fiction (2)), Harry Babasin (experimental jazz (2)), Henrik Ibsen (2), Eric Douglas (2), Shakira (2), Cleopatra (2), Tina Turner (2), Ukraine Revolution (2), 

Friedrich August III King of Saxony (3), Jorge Paulo Lehmann (3), Jack Dorsey (3), Yoichiro Nambu (3), Morihei Ueshiba (founder of Aikido (3)), Joseph Pilates (3), Richard Rogers (3), Prince (3), Drew Carey (3), Joe Bungsund (3), Mark Duplass (3), Dominic Monaghan (3), Art Tatum (3), Sharon Stone (3), Michelle Pfeiffer (3), Martina Klein (3), Alicia Machado (3), Nancy Spungen (3), Sexual Abuse #1 (3), WW II (3), 

Richard Klemm (played cello (4)), Coco Chanel (4), Ellen DeGeneres (4), Gigi Hadid (4), Earthquake/Tsunami Philippines 1976 (4), 

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