Jyeshta Nakshatra

Struggle for perfection

I am Jyeshta.
I am filled with Indra’s power to fight and win.
I am personification of soul’s fierce energy to oppose all the negative forces.
I teach you that true power lies in self-mastery – not in controlling others.
I always want to improve, progress, arise and strive for perfection.
Indra, valorous king of heavens and destroyer of demons, teaches us to never give up on the path to perfection and reach self-mastery by controlling our desires and senses.
The name Indra comes from indriyas, which is the word to describe our sense organs. Indra, symbolic king of heaven, represents what is highest within our inner energy kingdom, and what gives strength and protects all our other inner “gods” or Divine qualities: the life force within us, which enlivens the senses and controls them at the same time. Indra was also often seen as the symbol of the soul itself, which rules over all powers of our physical body (indriyas) and energy body (the symbolic gods, or devas), as well as has the power to defeat all the demons (inner blockages), vritras (“restrainers”, representing inner sabotaging powers), dispell the darkness, restore health and re-establish the light. Presiding over Jyeshta or “chiefmost” nakshatra, he represents what is highest, most perfect and most mature within us. He inspires us to constantly “fight” for our own self-perfection and self-mastery, by controlling our desires and senses, so we may ascend to higher level of existence (arohana shakti).
As Indra’s nakshatra, Jyeshta, is dwelling at the end of Scorpio and close to gandanta zone coinciding with Galactic Center, Indra also teaches us how to welcome all transformative forces in our life and take every challenge as an opportunity to grow, ascend and build our inner strength. No matter which difficulty came his way or how powerless he sometimes felt, Indra never gave up to fulfill his duty and protect the heavens. He teaches us to develop a similar determination in life and never give up, no matter what comes.

Jyeshta natives are good strategists and are often highly intelligent, yet often way too critical about themselves (or even others) or trying to be too perfect, which can make them constantly stressed or tensed – always ready for battle. Learning how to relax more often is very important for them.

Divine and shadow qualities

Jyeshta nakshatra and Indra

Indra inspires us to fight for what we truly want in life and to never give up when obstacles come our way. He sharpens our inner vision, so we can see all the difficulties and our inner enemies more clearly. But this type of clarity may often come with a price of becoming overly critical towards ourselves or others and becoming too suspicious, as well as very restless in our relations. Even though Jyeshta natives usually have a very strong gut feeling about the upcoming dangers or people, who might not be truly sincere, they also may have sometimes the tendency to see the danger or the enemy when there is none. Daily meditation can help them balance this quality, relax more and get more clarity about their feelings.

Divine qualities

  • clarity
  • strategy
  • intelligence
  • intuition
  • determination

Shadow qualities

  • hostility
  • scepticism
  • criticising
  • perfectionism
  • judgement

Jyeshta Nakshatra In-depth

Discover the secrets of Jyeshta nakshatra in this 3+ hours long session with 6 study cases and detailed knowledge of the symbolism and secrets of this lunar mansion. Along with the access to course recording you will also receive +15 pages of pre-read material about the symbolism of Indra, presiding deity of this lunar mansion, 20 charts for study and visual charts.
1. Deep insights into Jyeshta Nakshatra
On this course you will learn about such details of jyeshta Nakshatra and its presiding deity, Indra, which you never heard on any other course. I can promise you that. On this course we dive deep not only into the wisdom of the nakshatra itself, but we also have a close look at the anatomy of the nakshatra, with its 4 unique padas and special degrees. You will also learn about various yogas formed with Jyeshta Nakshatra.

2. Spiritual aspect of Indra
Spiritual aspect of the nakshatras was always most fascinating for me. Being on spiritual path for more than 12 years, I was always asking myself a question, what the Moon is trying to teach me, when it passes, day by day, through each nakshatra, awakening its dormant shakti. A spiritual approach to the nakshatras and seeking their deeper wisdom in everyday life is what makes my nakshatra classes unique and quite different from others.
3. Practical approach to understanding the nakshatras
I believe that knowledge can gain its real value only once we learn how to apply it. Each of our classes completes with a detailed analysis of chosen study cases, so you can learn better, how the shakti of the nakshatra can manifest in people’s real lives. After each class you will also receive at least 20 study cases for self-study, so you can start observing some patterns and feel more confident in noticing the influence of the nakshatras.

Divine influence

Devata: Indra (king of gods)
Shakti: arohana shakti – power to arise or ascend
Basis above: attack
Basis below: counterattack
Desire: to gain supremacy among the gods
Planetary ruler: Mercury

Special degrees

Placement: 16:40 – 30:00 Scorpio (water, tamas)
Yogatara: 16:00 Scorpio (outside nakshatra)
Mrityu bhaga: 23:00 Scorpio (2 pada)
Visha nadi: 19:46:40 – 20:40 Scorpio (1 pada)
Amrita nadi: 25:02:40 – 25:56 Scorpio (3 pada)


Tattwa: earth
Gunas: tamas – sattwa – sattwa
Nature: tikshna (sharp)
Gaze: tiryanga-mukha (level facing)
Gana: rakshasa (demon)
Varna: shudra (worker)
Gender: neutral
Motivation: artha (accumulation)

Symbolism and omens

Animal: male deer or hare
Symbol: talisman, umbrella, earing

Omens: earing, talisman, umbrella, rabbit, deer, crown, throne, lightening, elephant, feeling impulsive, pain in the neck

Body connection

Tridosha: vata
Body part: neck, right side of the trunk
Chakra: manipura (solar plexus chakra)

Healing tree: red silk cotton tree

Resonance with weekdays

Sunday: kana yoga + nasha yoga
Monday: shobhana yoga
Wednesday: shubha yoga
Thursday: dagdha yoga
Friday: nasha yoga
Saturday: shubha yoga

Most supported activites

  • Planning
  • Strategic thinking
  • Overcoming obstacles
  • Medical treatments
  • Self-analysis
  • Physical excercise
  • Making resolutions