Jyeshta Nakshatra


The Nakshatra which spreads from 16 degrees 40 minutes to 30 degrees of Vrischika Rashi is called Jyeshta (ज्येष्ठा). This is the 18th Nakshatra in Vedic Astronomy. In Modern Astronomy, Jyeshta corresponds to α "Antares", σ, and τ "Paikauhale" Scorpionis.



Traits of those born in Jyeshta Nakshatra are:

  • Intelligent
  • Active
  • Fickle minded
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Interest in occult
  • Crookedness
  • Short-tempered
  • Selfish
  • Trouble from children
  • Stay away from the birthplace
  • Frequent changes in career
  • Healthy
  • Trouble during the earlier part of life
  • Do not like to help relatives
  • Troubled relationship with elder siblings
  • Learned
  • Skillful
  • Quick-witted
  • Inquisitive
  • Quarrelsome


Unfavorable Nakshatras

  • Purvashada
  • Shravana
  • Shatabhisha
  • Mrigashira Mithuna Rashi
  • Ardra
  • Punarvasu Mithuna Rashi

Those born in Jyeshta Nakshatra should avoid important events on these days and also avoid partnership with those belonging to these Nakshatras.


Health issues

Those born in Jyeshta Nakshatra are prone to these health issues:

  • Leucoderma
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Venereal diseases
  • Shoulder pain
  • Pain in the arms
  • Tumor


Suitable career

Some of the suitable careers for those born in Jyeshta Nakshatra are:

  • Printing
  • Publishing
  • Inks and dyes
  • Wires and cables
  • Advertising
  • Linen
  • Furnaces and boilers
  • Motors and pumps
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Construction
  • Drainage related
  • Insurance
  • Health Industry
  • Military
  • Judge
  • Postal department
  • Courier
  • Prison officer


Can Jyeshta Nakshatra wear diamond?



Lucky stone



Favorable colors

Red, green.


Names for Jyeshta Nakshatra

The starting letter of the name as per Avakahadadi system for Jyeshta Nakshatra is:

  • First charana - नो (No)
  • Second charana - या (Ya)
  • Third charana - यी (Yi)
  • Fourth charana - यू (Yu)

These letters can be used for the traditional Nakshatra name kept at the time of the naming ceremony.

In some communities, the names of the grandparents are kept during the naming ceremony. There is no harm in following that system.

Shastra prescribes that the official name kept for records and all practical purposes should be different from this. It is called Vyavaharika nama. The Nakshatra name as per the above system should be known only to close family members.

Letters that you should avoid in the official name for those born in Jyeshta Nakshatra are - अ, आ, इ, ई, श, स, क, ख, ग, घ (a, aa, i, ee, sha, sa, ka, kha, ga, gha)



Marriage will be happy and comfortable in general. Women sometimes face difficulties in marriage.



Periods of Surya, Guru/Brihaspati/Shukra are generally unfavorable for those born in Jyeshta Nakshatra. They may perform the following remedies.



ॐ इन्द्राय नमः

om indraya namah'


Jyeshta Nakshatra

  • Lord - Indra
  • Ruling planet - Buddha
  • Animal - Barking deer (Muntiacus muntjak)
  • Tree - Baill (Aporosa lindleyana)
  • Bird - Cock 
  • Bhuta - Vayu
  • Gana - Asura
  • Yoni - Deer (Male)
  • Nadi - Adya
  • Symbol - Umbrella



Ramaswamy Sastry and Vighnesh Ghanapaathi

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