Ashlesha nakshatra (Hydarae) Spread from 16:40? to 30: degree Karka. Ruling planet is Mercury. Symbol-coiled up snake. According to Valmiki Ramayana, the twin brothers Lakshman and ShatrughnaIt were born in this nakshatra. is the nature of a snake to hide himself, to encircle and entwine, to creep on the chest, to embrace, and to enjoy or unite surreptitiously. All this is an attribute of Aslesha also. The cunningness of the serpent, its devious nature, the burning sensation of poison and pain along with all consequences that poison connotes are to be read in the constitution of Aslesha. The virtues and vices of the serpent are all in it. Chandra in Aslesha sicklied over with various faults in great intensity. Whoever would have his or her karmadhipati (Lord of the 10th house) or bhagyapati (Lord of the 9th house) in this star would run the risk of having all his or her principal acts in life handicapped, jeopardized or spoiled by many kinds of danger and obstruction. If the Lagna is in this star, the native would possibly be of wily disposition. Such people would like to work in secret and their words would carry the sting of poison.
Those born in the star Ashlesha are cruel, daring and angry; they probably co-habit with people of same sex and animals like cow, according to Narasimha Prayoga Parijata. They travel aimlessly, do undesirable jobs, harmful to his own and other people; they are proud and suffer on account of sex starvation. They are angry and are strong like lion; they know Brahman and dependent on others for life. They are cruel to all beings, pay fines by doing sinful acts, unstable minded, and fearful. They are always sad, serve others, short tempered, and vary bad persons. They are childish, slow in the work of their lord (nidhana-drohi), wide eyed, endowed with fish sign in eyes, develop enmity with his own people, highly stingy and stubborn.