The first one of Moon in Nakshatras, i.e. Moon in Ashwini Nakshaktra.
Let’s look at important things here –
Moon - Moon represents Mind, Emotions, Mother, Local Government, Peace of Mind, Home Environment, Water, Milk etc.
Ashwini – Ashwini is 1st nakshatra, so it comes with the nature of pro-activeness and be first everytime. It is also nakshatra of Healers or Doctors as its deity is Ashwini Kumars, the metaphysical healers. It is also nakshatra of illusion, cheating and confusion. For more info on Ashwini, please check this - https://www.astrosaxena.com/ashnaksh.
Aries – As Ashwini is part of Aries, Aries sign and its representations become important here. Aries is the 1st sign of zodiac belt, so it represents the things and energy of 1st house of horoscope like Self, Personality etc. Besides that, Aries is the sign of our individuality, our aggression, our actions, our competitive ability etc. Aries is ruled by Mars and it is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatras named Ashwini, Bharani and Krittika.
Mars – As Mars rules Aries, Mars’ position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Aries.
Ketu – Likewise as Ketu rules Ashwini, Ketu’s position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Ashwini
Houses Involved – Also, we can’t afford to forget the houses involved as a planet can be ruling different houses and sitting in different house for every person as per ascendant and planet’s position. To know overall affect, we have to consider the houses involved as those areas of life are being impacted.
Interpretation of Moon in Ashwini Nakshatra – Now, as Moon represents Mind and Moon is in Ashwini Nakshatra, hence Mind gets connected with Ashwini related things. Mind works within the purview of Ashwini/Aries. As Ashwini is 1st nakshatra and Aries is 1st sign, Moon here can make a person who is a go-getter and who want to be 1st at everything. Their mind can always be looking for the next achievement and may never be relaxed. Their mind can be inclined towards healing activities as deity here are Ashwini Kumars, the metaphysical healers. Mind can also be inclined towards metaphysics, occult, spiritual and mystical things due to lordship of Ketu and nature of Ashwini. As we know that Moon is the most easily impacted planet by its surroundings, we can see that it is getting impacted by lordship of Mars (go-getter attitude), Ashwini Kumars (Healing Activities) and Ketu (Occult side of life). Besides that, they can be very inquisitive and research oriented. Things related to the house ruled by Moon can also be impacted by Ashwini nature. Likewise, if Moon is 7th house lord or Darakaraka, person's partner can also have similar traits. Needless to say that as Moon represents Mother, person may inherit all these traits from Mother. Overall, a go-getter and achiever's mind.
Role of Mars – As Aries is ruled by Mars, its placement is important to guide Moon in right direction.
Role of Ketu - Likewise, Ketu's placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Ashwini's lord.
Other Factors – And of course, we need to consider conjunction, aspects, house lordship, house position and dashas etc to know the exact results of Moon in Ashwini.
Conclusion – So, this is how I see Moon in Ashwini can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer