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 Jyeshtha ज्येष्ठा nakshatra (16° 40′ – 30° Vrishchika/Scorpio) may be present. Jyeshta is an incredibly powerful nakshatra for worldly matters, ruled by the King of the Gods, Indra. Indra (correlated to the Greek Zeus) is associated in myth with the eagle, the "king of the skies", a symbol of victory & conquest. Both Indra & Zeus have mythologies in which they transform into eagles. To the right: Hebe offering to Zeus in his eagle form, by Gustav-Adolphe Diez.
The sharp (tikshna) beauty of Jyeshta women calls to mind the power, intensity, and focus of an eagle. The eagle is also one of the three symbols of Jyeshta's rashi, Scorpio.
Jyeshta tends to grant its natives elongated, almond eyes which are medium to large in size. The Jyeshta mouth is distinct in being long and large overall, with medium to full lips (quite even on the top and bottom), and medium to large rectangular teeth. Like trine Revati, their central bottom lip tends to roll downward. Their face shape is typically oval to oblong, with small but lifted cheek bones and cheek apples.
In regards to their genetic background, Jyeshta tends to pull medium to dark, rich & saturated hair and eye coloring. Jyeshta natives often enjoy a tousled, almost rugged/worn appearance or aesthetic (denoting experience), with long hair and the embrace of natural details like freckles and full brows. A further eagle-like quality is Jyeshta's nose; their noses vary in overall size but tend to be slightly humped, narrow and downward-plunging, giving the nostrils a long and drawn back appearance.
You can watch my new Youtube-short to see Jyeshtha 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 Jyeshtha'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 a Jyeshtha primary placement but be dominated by one of their other primary placements instead. In this way, I seek in these posts to isolate the Jyeshtha 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.
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Birth time notes:
-Cindy Crawford has a birth time note that lists 2:08 but does not include AM/PM, so she has two possible birth time verified charts. Dhanishta Moon & Jyeshta ASC is with the 2AM birth time. Logically, this seems to make more sense; if no am/pm was written it's likely they were using 24H time format.
-I previously quickly mentioned Amal Clooney (in "Sun Dominant Men") as an Anuradha Moon in reference to her union with George Clooney. Her birth time is still unavailable, but I have since noted the frequent comparisons to Anne Hathaway and the much larger Jyeshta Moon window on her birth date and have adjusted this guess.