Ashlesha nakshatra (Hydarae) Spread from 16:40’ to 30: degree Karka. Ruling planet is Mercury. Symbol-coiled up snake. According to Valmiki Ramayana, the twin brothers Lakshman and ShatrughnaIt were born in this nakshatra. is the nature of a snake to hide himself, to encircle and entwine, to creep on the chest, to embrace, and to enjoy or unite surreptitiously. All this is an attribute of Aslesha also. The cunningness of the serpent, its devious nature, the burning sensation of poison and pain along with all consequences that poison connotes are to be read in the constitution of Aslesha. The virtues and vices of the serpent are all in it. Chandra in Aslesha sicklied over with various faults in great intensity. Whoever would have his or her karmadhipati (Lord of the 10th house) or bhagyapati (Lord of the 9th house) in this star would run the risk of having all his or her principal acts in life handicapped, jeopardized or spoiled by many kinds of danger and obstruction. If the Lagna is in this star, the native would possibly be of wily disposition. Such people would like to work in secret and their words would carry the sting of poison.