‘Star of Transport’
Om Shree Ashwini Nakshatra Devatayeh Namaha
“shidhra vyapani shakti”
To heal and reach things quickly
Ashwini is the initiation of the cosmic birth that begins the story of creation through the zodiac. However, the creation has yet to be birthed. Likened to conception and a baby in the womb, it is still connected to its origins and is pure creative potential forming an identity. Ashwini directly translated means “she who yokes horses” and its main symbol is two horse’s heads. This represents the power and vitality of the spark of our creations, and the swiftness in which the result can be reached. However, getting these horses to go in the same direction can be challenging at times! When those with planets in Ashwini are centered and focused, this Nakshatra gives us the power to heal and reach things quickly. It also gives a playful adventurous spirit with the exploration of far and distant lands.
is in Ashwini…
Swift ~ Light
Good for all types, of beginnings and initiations, especially those involving learning new things; Laying foundation stones; Taking medicine; Good for all healing, rejuvenation and exercise; Good for improving physical appearance, self improvement on other levels, and age prevention techniques; Good for all activities requiring quickness of thought and action; Equine related activities; Favorable for buy- ing or selling; Traveling; Repairing vehicles or machinery of any kind; Putting on clothes & jewellery; Planting seeds; Learning astrology and other Spiritual, occult sciences; Especially good for installing sacred items such as altars, statues, temples etc.; Legal activities; Favorable for taking up a new name.
The first 3 degrees of this constellation should be avoided for performing activities in general. Unfavorable for marriage; All kinds of endings; All kinds of activities requiring patience and perseverance; Sexual activity; Not good for activities which are heavy on the emotional plane; Intoxication; Not good for completions of any kind.
The Physicians of the Gods
The Ashwini Kumaras Learn the Knowledge of Immortality
“Once there was a hermit named Dadhyan, who had learned the secret knowledge of immortality from Indra. The Ashwini Kumaras, who were the physicians of the gods, found out and wanted to learn this from Dadhyan. Dadhyan, however, was afraid to teach the because Indra had stipulated that if he taught anyone, Indra would cut off Dadhyan’s head. The Ashwini Kumaras went to Dadhyan and said, “This is not a problem, we know the art of healing. We will simply cut off your head and replace it with a horse’s head. Then you can teach us what you know, and when Indra cuts off you new head, we will replace it with your own head.” Dadhyan agreed and this is how the Ashwini twins attained the knowledge of immortality. This is also how the Aswini nakshatra came to be to have such healing power.” –James Kelleher, Path of Light Volume 1
This story illustrates the healing powers and abilities of people with planets in Ashwini. However, it also shows how these twins were not only the healers of the Gods, but also the pranksters of the Gods! Impish and clever, Ashwini likes to make mischef and find loopholes in life. This illustrates the power to heal or reach things quickly as they can figure out a way to fix anything.
The Ashwini Kumaras Test Sukanya
“Once there was a rishi named Cyavana. He sat near a lake and meditated so long that shrubs and bushes grew all around his body so that only his eyes could be seen. One day, King Saryati visited the lake where he was staying. Saryati had four thousand wives, but he had only one daughter, Sukanya, an incredibly beautiful girl who he love very much. Sukanya was playing in the bushes where Cyavana was meditating with his eyes open. She saw the two gleaming points in the bushes. Out of curiosity she poked at them with a sharp stick, putting out the eyes of the sage.
Although the sge was blinded, he did not curse Sukanya. Nevertheless, the violent deed did have the the effect of bringing misery to the people to that area. When the King found out that his daughter had blinded Cyavana, he pleaded for forgiveness. Cyavana gave his forgiveness, but only on the condition that the King give Sukanya to him as his wife. The king was reluctant, but his daughter was quite willing and became the rishi’s wife.
Although Cyavana was old and blind, Sukanya served him day and night with the greatest devotion. Onde day the Ashwini Kumaras saw her tending to the old sage with such care and tenderness that they decided to test her. They approached her saying, “Sweet girl, you are very beautiful and ould have a much better husband than this old, blind rishi. Why don’t you choose on of us to be your husband?” At this, Sukanya became indignant and threatened to curse the Ashwini Kumaras if they continued talking like this.
The Aswhini Kumaras did not like the prospects of being cursed, but they were impressed by Sukanya’s virtue. As a boon, they promised to restore the youth, vigor, good looks and event the eyesight of Cyavana. But they still continued to test Sukanya. They told the sage to submerge himself in the lake. When all three of them rose from the lake, they were all handsome, virile and able to see perfectly, but they also looked exactly alike. They told Sukanya that she would now have to choose on of them, and that whoever she chose would be her husband. Sukanya closed her eyes, used her intuition, and was able to choose Cyavana.” –James Kelleher, Path of Light Volume 1
This story shows a number of qualities that can be found with people that have prominence with Ashwini Nakshatra. The idea of seeing with your heart or intuition and not with your eyes is an important lesson. It can come out that people marry with significant age difference and have the virtue of not looking for the glitz and the glamor. It can also go the opposite direction and only marry for that excitement and have to learn the hard lesson to look beyond appearances. It can also show a relationship in which one partner is the caretaker of the other. And, of course, it reveals the trickster type of personalities found in Ashwini.
The Ashwinis Pray for a Boon
“Once the Sun told his two twin sons, the Ashwini Kumaras, “Pray to Brahma with devotion so that he will give you a boon.” Taking his advice, the Aswinis began reciting the Brahmapar hymn. They continued this for many years, with great intensity and evotion. Brahma was please and said, “Ask for a boon which is rare, even to the gods, and by which you can go everywhere in the heavens.” the Ashwinis said, “Oh great Creator, please give us our share among the gods. Please give us the position of gods who drink soma juice and an eternal place in the assembly of the gods.” Brahma said, “You will get all of the following gifts – beauty, luster, uniqueness, the position as the physician for all beings, and a place among the gods entitle to drink the soma juice in the worlds.” All this happened on the second lunar day, Dwitya.” –James Kelleher, Path of Light Volume 1
This story simply shows the desire of those with prominence in Ashwini to want to be included in inner circles, the upper class and amongst the elite. It also reveals that Ashwini type have Brahma as an important deity for worship as well as doing special prayers on the second lunar day after the new or full moon.
South Node of the Moon
Ketu, the south node of the moon, is the motivating planetary dynamic filtering the consciousness of those born with Moon in Ahswini. Ketu always looks to the source and origin associating with past life karma brought to completion. People born with Moon in Ashwini have their past life karma fresh on their awareness so it can be pretty intense because they are so young and do not have the faculties to be able to deal with such immense implications. This is why Ashwini people have the power to heal and reach things quickly, they were faced with their past life karma from the get go and can be quick to understand what needs to be done to reach goals and outcomes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_tab][vc_tab title=”Yoga” tab_id=”1427364786685-4-3″]
The Thunderbolt of Shiva
Tershula Kriya balances the 3 gunas which are the fundamental expressions of creation. It heals things from their source reaching beyond the current manifestation to its root causes. Tershula Kriya calls upon the thunderbolt of Shiva, destroying that which is not of its true essence. Many psychological disorders can be cured, as it directly works on the foundations of consciousness. With the dedicated practice of Tershula Kriya we directly experience the Shakti (Power) of Ashwini which is to heal things quickly.
Posture and Mudra – Sit in cross-legged position. Bring your elbows to hug your ribs with the forearms slightly bent at about 10 degrees above the horizon parallel to the ground. Palms are facing up with the right over left with no bend in the wrist. The thumbs are extended out to the sides of the hands with the hands slightly offset and connecting at the tip of the middle fingers, as seen in the diagram above.
Mantra and Breath – Inhale through the nostrils and suspend the breath while pulling in the navel back towards your spine. Extend the chest/heart up with the shoulders rolled back, while hugging your ribs with your elbows. Mentally chant the mantra HAR HAR WAH-HEY GURU, while suspending the breath for as long as you are able to retain it. While you are doing this, visualize your hands surrounded by white light.
Exhale: Exhale through the nostrils and as you exhale, visualize lightening shooting out from your fingertips. When you have fully exhaled, pull Mulbhand (pull in on the rectum, sex organs and navel), and hold for as long as you can, again mentally reciting the mantra “Har Har Wahe Guru.”
Eye position – The eyes are closed, but are NOT rolled up to the 3rd eye point. You are looking at the back of your eyelids.
Tips for Practice – It is recommended to do this mediation before or after sunrise, or when the tem- perature is cooler. This practice directly stimulates the Kundalini energy and generates a great deal of Tejas, or heat in the body. This meditation is especially cleansing with a good diet to cleanse the liver.
If practiced in combination with the 27th kriya, Sodharshan Chakra Kriya, the subconscious is completely opened and emptied.
Time – 11 to 62 minutes
Effects of Tershula Kriya:
– Balances the 3 nervous systems (central, peripheral, autonomic).
– Rewrites past/future life karma (one’s Akashic Record).
– Effective in getting rid of phobias, especially ones imprinted by one’s parents. – Balances personality disorders and eliminates subconscious blocks.
– Alleviates depression and sleep disorders.