Jyeshtha Nakshatra in Hindu Astrology
About Jyeshtha Nakshatra
Jyeshtha Nakshatra - Jyeshtha is the seventeenth nakshatra in Vedic astrology ranging from 16°40' - 30° Vrishchika.
Symbol - The symbol of this nakshatra is a circular amulet, umbrella and earring.
Astronomical Name - This nakshatra is corresponding to α, σ and τ Scorpionis.
Deity of Nakshatra - Indra, chief of the gods is the deity of Jyeshtha nakshatra.
Ruling Planet - Jyeshtha nakshatra is ruled by Budh (the planet Mercury).
Others - Jyeshtha also translates as the "eldest" or "seniormost". It is related to the eldest sister Alakshmi, who is in the opposition constellation to Rohini, her beautiful sister located in Taurus. Jyeshtha has a rakshasa nature with artha as the primary motivation. The shakti of this asterism is "the power to rise and conquer and gain courage in battle".