Nakshatra Series – Jyeshtha
This is where Transit Saturn is located and part of menace that will be unfolded later.
Jyeshta, the senior most among the first eighteen asterisms, consist of “three stars in a row” which were seen by the ancients as forming a shape similar to a near-ring (or in some cases the top of an umbrella). These three stars are known in modern astronomy as Alpha-Scorpionis (Antares), Sigma-Scorpionis and Tau-Scorpionis. All of these stars lie in the middle to end portion of the zodiacal constellation of Scorpio. Antares, the star with a reddish hue, is the brightest among these stars with a visual magnitude of 1.07 and was revered by all ancient cultures. It is in fact one of the brightest objects in the night sky, which makes it easy for one to spot this asterism in the night sky.
“Jyeshta” translates simply into the “Eldest” or “Senior most”. As is the case with some other asterisms, Jyeshta’s name immediately reveals a lot about its nature and functioning. Jyeshta is considered the eldest among the first eighteen nakshatras. At some point of time in ancient history only eighteen nakshatras were in use and Jyeshta was the final, the senior most or eldest nakshatra. Since then more nakshatras have been added, but the name has stayed
Its main symbol is a ’round talisman’. In all the ancient civilizations and legends, one can see that a round talisman is seen as a symbol of divine protection. In many cases, one will find that it is also a symbol of an authoritarian position’. A circular earring is also a sort of round talisman and all the kings of the past were expected to wear big, round earrings. Thus an ‘earring’ can also be seen as a symbol of this nakshatra. A round talisman, ring or earring are all considered to be related to the governing forces of the universe. As all wise men have known throughout the ages, everything in nature happens in circles. In ancient times, the king was supposed to be the person who is representative of the higher governing forces on earth. The fact that he used this circle symbolism showed that he was connected to these forces. One can automatically infer that this nakshatra relates to all those in authority positions. This authority is usually conferred on one for their relative
proximity to the governing universal forces.
This may be the result of repeated past life efforts in the fields of karma, occult practices and penance. The most important example of a circular occult symbol is the Ouroboros, a coiled snake swallowing its tail. The serpent symbolism relates to Rahu and Ketu and the ‘kundalini shakti’. An umbrella is an alternative symbol of this nakshatra. The most basic function of an umbrella is to protect one from rain, sun or wind i.e. nature’s forces. In the same way this nakshatra is supposed to provide protection against the universal forces. This is the reason why all kings and queens in olden days never went out without an umbrella on top of their head. It was the most visible royal insignia.
This protection usually comes about through a detailed understanding of the occult knowledge of Universal functions. In a way, the priestly class was the protective shield for a king. In today’s day and age where most of the masses are totally ignorant of the occult and have little knowledge of Universal functionings, the truly protective aspect of this Nakshatra is rarely seen. However the politicians and the ruling class of today do take the aid of occult practices in secret (away from public view), to protect their power and position.
Indra, the scion of the Gods, is the main governing deity of this nakhatra. It is important to mention here that Indra is just a post, which different souls occupy at different times. A soul who has done enough penance is put on this post. In the same way Jyeshta has the capacity to bestow an authority position here on earth as a result of past life efforts. The word “Indra” translates into “a celestial drop”. This meaning can be looked at in different ways. Indra, even though he is a king of the gods, is a mere drop as far as the universe is
On the other hand, we can see that this meaning relates well to the fact that Indra was regarded as the rain god in most of the ancient cultures? Around five thousand years ago, Indra was the most worshiped among all the deities. The Vedas, especially the earlier ones, are full of remarks about his splendor and glory. His worship survived even up to a period around 500 B. C., as can be inferred from the fact that the Greek worshiped a thunder god known as ‘Thor”. This thunder god was supposed to wield a thunder bolt in much the same way as Indra, who is always portrayed with a thunderbolt in his hand.
One peculiarity of Jyeshta is that it gives prosperity only through some occult, supernatural or extraordinary means. This arises from the fact that Indra always gets his position and power through penance and other occult activities. He even got his thunderbolt through the occult propitiation of a sage called Dadhichi. Jyeshta is a nakhatra where keeping up an image is more important than anything else. Jyeshta natives usually do everything from a point of view which cares a great deal about how others are perceiving them. They want to gain respect in society and do whatever is necessary to adhere to the prevailing standards. In ancient times when real acts of charity, kindness and philanthropy were the stepping stones to a respectful position, Jyeshta functioned well. In the present day and age where excessive headless materialism is the standard, Jyeshta energy gets channeled in useless, self-destructive ways. The stereotypical mob leaders, corrupt and unwise politicians, bureaucrat and managers are all Jyeshta character.
Jyeshta natives are apt to magnify their troubles and woes. There is no beating Jyeshta when it comes to unnecessary exaggerated moaning and groaning. The continent of Africa is under strong influence of Jyeshta energy. The same applies to USA and bankers. A revengeful and vindictive tendency is often noticed in Jyeshta natives. They also fall prey to jealousy very easily and are always on the lookout to put others down. A strong competitive spirit rather than an internal direction is what makes them manifest the full extent of their abilities.
Places ruled by this Nakshatra?
Hilly Inaccessible Terrain; Hot Tropical Jungles; Government Buildings; All places related to Telecommunications & Media in general; Airports; Hospitals; Military Bases; Capital Cities; Manors, Forts & Palaces; Old-Age Homes; All places connected with above-mentioned profession. India has already witnessed one such attack on its military base at Pathankot!
Transit Saturn is in this Nakshatra at the moment and the masses at large, some not so healthy in mind and spirit will cause much wars and unrest at large. The current migrants who have populated Europe is one such activity. When will actual trouble come? For this we need to understand another Nakshatra – Swati!