Updated: Oct 3
There are certain features that can be telltale signs of a nakshatra, even if the natives do not always look overtly similar across all features. There are a few specific features I love to check for when I'm suspecting that Ashlesha आश्लेषा nakshatra (16° 40′ – 30° Karka/Cancer) may be present. Ashlesha's yoni animal is a cat and, as I've explored in the full video below, this nakshatra's facial appearance has a cat-like, delicate look.
Their sharp feline eyes are medium to small in size, uplifted, and medium in regards to distance between them. Emphasizing the seductive sharpness
of their eyes, they tend to style their eyesbrows to be thin and quite strongly arched. The eye area is further emphasized through its positioning on high, protruding, and medium to large cheekbones.
The lips are on the smaller side, typically thin to medium in fullness. A final sharpening feature they possess is a pointed nose tip, with a narrow but gently wavy/bumpy bridge. All together, the Ashlesha face shape is most typically oval, and sometimes lengthens to a slight oblong. The overall face appears small, pointy, and dainty. The forehead is generally small and rounded. They will frequently opt for-- as well as often naturally possess-- high contrast coloring, such as very dark hair. In general, Ashlesha hair is often uniquely shiny and straight in regards to one's genetic background.
You can watch my new Youtube-short to see Ashlesha beauty in motion (it can also be found on instagram @claire.nakti or tiktok @clairenakti). As with everything in astrology, these features to check for are a tendency not a rule for Ashlesha's physical appearance. A person's other primary placements will bring in features as well, though one will tend to come to the surface the most strongly (relating to their dominant planet); one can have an Ashlesha primary placement but be dominated by one of their other primary placements instead. In this way, I seek in these posts to isolate the Ashlesha nakshatra appearance influence as much as possible by finding the most consistent common physical ground amongst its natives, while having awareness that each individual you're seeing has other astrological influences at play as well that make them unique. I wanted to make these posts so that you don't have to rely on two people looking strikingly similar to know they share a nakshatra, but rather can more consciously/logically check for certain revealing features even amongst people who have many differences.
My ebook & full video exploration diving deeper into this nakshatra:
Click through the gallery below for more visuals to the above description. You can check back here for future additions: