Everything you need to know about Jyeshta Nakshatra

 Jyeshta means the “eldest” and this nakshatra is associated with seniority, protectiveness, leader of the family, chief of an organisation. Jyeshta nakshatra is in the sign of scorpio and the last pada (part) of Jyeshta forms the karmic Gandanta zone between the watery sign Scorpio and the fire sign Sagittarius.

Characteristics of people born with prominent planets in Jyeshta Nakshatra

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  1. You are either the eldest in your family or you are in a very prominent role in taking care of your family and helping them fulfill their issues.
  2. You have an authoritative voice and people look up to you either out of fear or out of respect 😉
  3. You have good connections and cordial relationships with people in authoritative positions.
  4. People often feel jealous about your position, but what they fail to see is how much you have gone through, either during this lifetime or previous lifetimes, to get what you deserve.
  5. You are very protective about your loved ones and would do anything within and beyond your limits to make sure of that.
  6. You have a secret love towards occult sciences like astrology and numerology.
  7. A little mistake of yours can be more costly for people around you, over it causing harm to your own self.
  8. For the welfare of your loved ones or people important to you, you may tend to control them which can cause conflict in your life. Sometimes, people fail to see the good motive behind your actions.
  9. Any misuse of power and authority hurts you and it is something you need to be extremely careful about.
  10. The way people perceive you is extremely important to you. But you do not disclose this to anyone.
  11. Sometimes you could magnify your troubles and worries. This is something you should learn to manage in this lifetime.
  12. People can easily notice and be drawn to your probing and penetrating eyes.
  13. It is hard for people to keep secrets from you.
  14. It is wise for people to strive hard to be in your good books, because if someone turns against you, you’ll find it hard not to take revenge.
  15. More often in life, you fall prey to jealousy. Either you experience feelings of jealousy or people feel jealous about you.
  16. You are extremely caring and protective of people who are less privileged than you. They often look up to you for safety and protection.
  17. In the process of helping others, sometimes you fail to take care of your own self.

Remedies and Rituals for Jyeshta Nakshatra

  1. Chant the root mantra “Om Dham” 108 times on days when the Moon transits Jyeshta nakshatra.
  2. Draw, trace and paint a Male deer. You can also use the color of the planet that is in Jyeshtha nakshatra in your chart to paint. Male deer is the animal associated with Jyeshta Nakshatra.
  3. The Ganesha associated with Jyeshtha Nakshatra is Srishti Ganapati. Chant the mantra “Aum Srishti Ganapataye Namaha” 108 times to get rid of obstacles and get the blessings of Lord Ganesha.
  4. Meditation is extremely important for people who are born in this nakshatra or those who have prominent planets in this nakashatra. Mercury the ruler of Jyeshta is the link between materialism and spiritualism. In the dasha system Mercury dasha is followed by Ketu (the significator of Moksha). And every Gandata involves Mercury ruled nakshatras. 
  5. If you have your lagna or Moon in Jyeshta nakshatra, Worship Lord Shiva by offering water to Shivling on days when the Moon transits Anuradha nakshatra which is the 27th Nakshatra from Jyeshta. The 27th Nakshatra is called “Abhisheka” nakshatra and it is highly auspicious to worship Lord Shiva with Abhishekam on this day. After you complete your abhishekam you can light an incense stick and offer it to Lord Shiva.
  6. More rituals can be found on the align27 app or The Vedic Rituals and Remedies book.

Story about Lord Indra – The deity governing Jyeshta Nakshatra

Lord Krishna saw huge preparations for the annual offering to Indra (for rain) and questions his father Nanda about it. He debated with the villagers about what their ‘dharma’ truly was. They were farmers, they should do their duty and concentrate on farming and protection of their cattle. He continued to say that all human beings should merely do their ‘dharma’, to the best of their ability and not pray or conduct sacrifices for natural phenomena. The villagers were convinced by Krishna and did not proceed with the special puja (prayer). Indra was then angered and flooded the village. Krishna then lifted Mt Govardhan and held it up as protection to his people and cattle from the rain. Indra finally accepted defeat and recognized Krishna as supreme.

Jyeshtha means “eldest” or the “first one”.  This lunar mansion’s deity is Lord Indra – The first among Gods. The higher purpose of Jyeshta natives is to protect their family and surroundings. They should be careful not to create their own misfortune just like what Indra did. The planetary ruler of Jyeshtha is Mercury – which is the link between the material and the spiritual world. At Jyeshtha the change starts happening for the soul to move towards spirituality. It is also interesting to note that the end of Jyeshta Nakshatra in Scorpio is a Gandanta Point (A point of transformation).

Favorable Activities to do when the Moon transits Jyeshta Nakshatra

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Harshness, Spying, Scheming, Controlling, Authoritativeness, Administration, Taking Care, Taking Charge, Occult, Monitoring, Responsibility, Concern, Family Matters, Assisting Elders, Discussing Serious Matters, Large Scale Planning, Activities requiring Responsibility, Protection, Plotting, Putting your Foot Down, Taking Control, Harsh Activity, Expressing Authority, Administration, Associating with Elders, taking Care of Family, Discussions on Serious Issues, Planning, Discipline.

Unfavorable Activities to do when the Moon transits Jyeshta Nakshatra

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Depression, Anger, Infidelity, Selfishness, Exploitation, Marriage, Recovery, Recreation, Tact, Gentleness, Traveling, Taking Advantage of Others, Healing, too much Rest, Overindulgence, Activities that require Diplomacy or Sensitivity.