Ashwini Nakshatra, which finds its location in the constellation known as 'Aries', is characterized by a couple of shining stars.
Signifying commencement or beginning, the constellation featuring Ashwini is symbolic of a horse's head. Etymologically implying birth from a female horse, the symbolic significance of horse with regard to Ashwini nakshatra or birth star lies in its power, strength, vitality, courage and ability at swift action. With 'ketu' or south lunar phase being its lord, Ashwini Nakshatra reflects the dynamism of its planetary lord 'ketu'.
Dynamism, initiative and action are the general characteristics of Ashwini Nakshatra. Marked by an element of swift spontaneity, natives guided by Ashwini generally prefer action and results to long drawn analysis and inaction. Ashwini Nakshatra physical appearance include short stature, youthfulness and liveliness. In their behavioral characteristics they waste little or no time in translating thoughts into constructive action. ypical Ashwini Nakshatra behavioral characteristics exhibit a trademark innocence, sportsmanship and childlike inclinations. Apart from being lavish in their style of life, they are also lavish in the show of courage and chivalry. They are daringly courageous in the pursuit of life's challenging missions.
However with their intrinsic bent towards dynamism and fast paced action, they are prone to giving into the negative traits of rash impulsiveness. With their tendency towards exercising little or no caution they are more susceptible to unnecessary risks and blunders. Similarly their lack of contemplation and thoughtful analysis may create ways for snares of danger and uncalled for troubles. With their immensely vibrant nature, natives of this sign are less liable to long term endurance and wisdom. Revengefulness and stubbornness are the other negative traits of people born under the birth star of Ashwini.