Characteristics and Features

Ruled by Ketu, Ashwini means ‘horsewoman’ or ‘possessing horses’. Its symbol is a horse’s head. It embodies the power and stamina of the horse as well as its headstrong nature. The animal symbol is a male horse. Ashwini natives are good-looking and intelligent. They are gentle in nature and efficient in work. Ashwini natives have a playful and childlike nature. They possess a healing nature and bring light and happiness to other people’s lives. They may also be impulsive, hot-tempered and adamant.

Men Born Under Ashwini Nakshatra

Appearance and Temperament

He will be handsome with bright and large eyes. The forehead will be broad and the nose big. He is calm and does his work quietly. He is stubborn by nature and will not change his mind easily. He is very loyal to those who love him and will do anything for them. Even if great danger threatens him, he will face it patiently. But if he goes berserk, no one can control him. He will lend a patient ear to those who are in trouble. But he hates criticism. He believes in god but is not overtly religious. He is rather modern in his attitude. He has a tendency to make mountains out of molehills. This may disturb his peace of mind. He likes to keep his surroundings clean.

Education, Income and Profession

He is a jack of all trades. He likes music and literary pursuits. Till his 30th year, life will be full of struggle. After that, progress will be steady until 55 years of age. He may be very stingy at times but spends more on luxuries as he likes pomp and show. He will meet his desires and needs at any cost.

Family and Personal Relationships

He loves his family but his stubborn behavior ends up alienating his family members. He may not receive affection and care from his father. His siblings too will be neglected by the father. Help may come from the maternal side only and also from those who are not of his family. Marriage occurs between 26 to 30 years of age.


They may suffer from headaches, head injuries, mental illness, small pox and malaria.

Women Born Under Ashwini Nakshatra

Appearance and Temperament

She will have bright eyes and a magnetic look. She attracts people to her by her sweet speech. She is very patient and pure hearted. She has great respect for elders.


Education, Work and Income

If she is working, after her 50th year, she may lose interest and may quit work or seek voluntary retirement. This could also be because her financial or other conditions witness marked improvement by then and she no longer needs to work for her livelihood. She will thereafter devote herself to her family and also do social work. She may have an administrative job.

Family and Relationships

Normally, marriage occurs anytime between 23 to 26 years of age. If marriage takes place earlier, it often ends either in divorce, separation from the husband for long time or even death of the husband. She will have more daughters than sons. She is very responsive to the needs of her children. She likes cleanliness, and cleans the house and household articles whenever they have free time. They also demand that others do the same.


Her health will generally be good. Unnecessary mental worry and anxiety may cause problems. If it goes beyond control, there might be mild brain disorder at a later stage. She should take care while cooking or handling fire and also when driving.

Famous Ashwini Nakshatra Personalities

Amelia Earhart, Liza Minnelli, Martin Luther King, Jackie Onassis, Ingrid Bergman, Al Pacino, Adolf Hitler, Charlie Chaplin, Barbra Streisand