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OM shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah

AUM som somaya namah



Professor Chandra



resides in

अश्वकिनी aśvakinī



दस्रदेवता dasradevatā






Odd Pairs

comforted by observant innovation

protectors of start-up energy

emotional patterning delivered into the Earth consciousness grid

conferred by the races of

Sharatan + Mesarthim

" Blame it or praise it, there is no denying the wild horse in us." ~~ Virginia Woolf , Jacob's Room


Vimshottari Dasha - Rashi - Gochara - Bhava - Graha - Ratna - Nakshatra - Amsha - Karaka - Varga - Bala

Nakshatra of Ketuva


Horses detail from Adoration of the Magi

painted by Gentile de Fabriano, c. 1423


Strychnos nux-vomica, Loganiaceae, Strychnine tree seeds

Nux Vomica (strychnine) tree

sacred to Aśvini Nakshatra

Nakshatra Trine of Ketu = the witness, observer, detached, disengaged, dissociated, displaced, disoriented, disregard of edges and limits, abandonment, sacrifice

Ketu-ruled Chandra = emotionally dispersed, detached, and scattered to edge of their energy field

See also: Chandra in a nakshatra of Ketu

Each of the Ketu-ruled nakshatra of Chandra = electro-magnetic emotionally compatible with the other impermanent, surrendering, wandering, Ketu-ruled Observers

  • [Chandra in Aśvini - Dasra] soothed by detached observing * protectors of start-up energy * comforted by initial movement * needs pioneering invention

  • [Chandra in Magha - Regulus] comforted by the drama of wandering * protectors of three-fires ceremony * feels the glorious magnetism * needs unlimited light magic

  • [Chandra in Mūla - Vichruta] protectors of the eternal root vortex * comforted by dismantling * soothed by pure emptiness * feels like a galactic pilgrim

Aśvini - Dasra 1920 [Chandra-Mesha]

  • all four pada of Aśvini are contained within [Chandra-Mesha]

  • Asvini nakshatra is ruled by scattering Ketu

[00-00 until 03-19 [Chandra-Mesha]

[innovative-pioneering Aśvini-1]

[navamsha [Chandra-Mesha] [vargottamsha] intuitively sensitive pursuing competitive champion

  • POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding

  • first complete summit-and-descent of Mt. Everest-Chomolungma, Sir Edmund Hillary

[03-20 until 06:39 [Chandra-Mesha]

[historical-financial Aśvini-2]

[navamsha Chandra-Urisha] intuitively sensitive values-heritage preserving

[06-40 until 09:59 [Chandra-Mesha]

[collaborative-communicative Aśvini-3]

[navamsha Chandra in Mithuna] intuitively sensitive informative process management


[10:00 until 13:20 [Chandra-Mesha]

[ethno-rhythmic Aśvini-4]

[navamsha Chandra-Karkata] intuitively sensitive environmentalist-defender


  • dramatist, Olympic archer Geena Davis

  • prolific writer Barbara Cartland

  • writer, social critic Gore Vidal

  • comic, social critic W.C. Fields

  • USA VP-Sen, Joseph Biden

  • nuclear research physicist Enrico Fermi

  • theologian Paul Johannes Tillich

  • USA Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor


Psychic twinning; matched pairs; observer of fire in the heart

  • No individual boundaries.

  • Does what they want, with whom they want.


Either the native or the mother may be a physician (Aśvini).

  • USA-Sen-Calif 1964- Kamala Devi Harris [historical-financial Aśvini-2] [Chandra-11 parivartamsha Kuja-2]KDH mom was a Ph.D. biologist and cancer researcher

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf mother was a licensed nurse-midwife [publishing-administrative Aśvini-3]+ [Guru-yuti-Shani-nicha] [8]

  • POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding mother was a Licensed physician and midwife

Chandra-Aśvini = Horses

eccentric, instinctive, and intuitive

Intuitive connection to horses.

Physically vigorous [Kuja]. Emotionally detached [Ketu].


Aśvini-Chandra often has a psychic twin, who may be the marriage partner, team-mate, a close friend, an ancestor spirit, or a physical twin.

The twin's social rank might not match one's rank.

Often (not always) a significant gap of age or social station.

Aśvini forms "eccentric core partnerships". Nevertheless, the bond is profound.

The twinning is intuitive, and Aśvini can often hear the twin clairaudiently.

  • UK-King 1948- Charles-3 [collaborative-communicative Aśvini-3] [Chandra-yuti-Rahu] ++ UK-Queen 1947- Camilla Rosemary Shand = unbalanced social rank, friends for life

  • Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, the lifelong-friends pair from two vastly different cultures; together they reached the summit of Mt. Everest; for decades following, they partnered on social-service projects

  • A New Earth 1948- philosopher Eckhart Tolle [ethno-rhythmic Aśvini-4] [Chandra-yuti-Rahu] [3] partners with Kim Eng, who features a different genetic pattern yet this pairing succeeds

Emotional distancing

  • Like all the Ketu-ruled Chandra nakshatra, Magha often longs for the company of one unattainable, distant, or uncaring. Tendency toward unrequited love relationships, or very odd unions with partners from a socially different world.

Medicine = New Birth

Aśvini = a soul-healer; and in the nativities of physicians, massage therapists, or psychologists Aśvini may signify a marvelously sympathetic and effective career as a curadada.

Feminine Nativities Only - Ketu Moon

the female Aśvini native = "partner-optional"

Although companionship may be appreciated and Aśvini may cheerful marry with positive expectation (so long as partner also enjoys a Rahu-Ketu ruled Chandra)

  • indeed the independent and self-sufficient Aśvini woman may live in Ketu-conscious-contentment without a full-time partner.


Needs space, is eccentric, a bit standoffish, yet physically quite extraordinary and may be capable of almost superhuman feats of endurance and speed.

  • dramatist, Olympic archery Geena Davis

  • first summit-partner of Mt. Everestn Sir Edmund Hillary

Claims the privilege to live in one's own way, according to one's own needs, and does not brook interference.

Inventive, even genius, in a highly eccentric and personalized style. Not much engaged emotionally; likes to meet basic physical need for nurturing then off to the next idea. Independent nature.

Ideas often take precedence over electro-magnetic emotion.

  • Deep emotional need to be independent and free-ranging .

Bepin Behari commentary * Chandra in Aśvini, pada-1

" Gracious personality, enjoys good power and exchanges ideas with learned people .

  • Occupies a high position in a company or government service.

  • Affected with excess bile complaints. ...

  • Even though you are a good executive, you are not generally liked by your associates and employees."

Prenatal maternal narrative of Ketu and Born into Ketu Mahadasha
Detached and apathetic Ketu is naturally adversarial to the attached and sympathetic Moon. The mother may have been feeling ambivalent [Ketu] about her pregnancy with this child, or simply distracted by conditions of separation or loss in her own life. Perhaps her own mother was dying or there was some other abandonment script playing for the Mom.

The Child will be distinguished throughout life by an emotional Aśvini twinning behavior, in which one bonds to another person but not completely. One is implicitly aware of imminent separation from the root .

There is much time spent with the Other and a general acknowledgement of the bond but at the same time little celebration of the bond [Surya] little trust [Shukra] in its social future [Shani] and little overt recognition of any element of attachment beyond the obvious features of physical [Kuja] companionship r.

This is the interior psychic replay of the Ketu narrative which repeats the saga of the myth of Rahu-Ketu. In the myth, Ketu knows that Rahu will misbehave and Therefore, a certain beheading or detachment from the directing intelligence of the being is inevitable and further it is imminent. This personality may become successful in outer material undertakings due to other planetary support, but inside emotionally one is forever detached from deeper expectations of conjoinment or continuity.

(Should Ketu be yuti with Chandra in the nativity, the depth of detachment is very profound.)

Spiritual director of this section of the Learning Pathway

Navamsha Somana in D-9 Aśvini

psychic mirroring function o f intimate relationships


In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses the materially inventive, pioneering, engineering but emotionally apathetic Aśvini behavior.


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