Let’s look at important things here –
Sun - Sun represents Personality, King, Government, Father, Authority, Career, Top Positions, Ego, Self Esteem, Health, Education etc.
Ashlesha - Ashlesha represents our insecurities and weaknesses as a human being. It is a nakshatra of clinging on to someone or something. It also represents psychological issues. For more information on Ashlesha Nakshatra, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/Ashlnaksh.
Cancer - As Ashlesha is a part of Cancer, Cancer sign and its representations become important. Cancer is 4th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents the things represented by 4th house like Mother, Mother's Care, Emotions, Taking Care of Others and Nourishment etc. Cancer is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatras namely Punarvasu, Pushyami and Ashlesha. Cancer's lord is Moon, which again represents almost same things which Cancer and 4th house represents.
Moon - As Moon rules Cancer, Moon's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Ashlesha/Cancer.
Mercury - As Ashlesha is ruled by Mercury, Mercury's position and dignity will also have an important role in functioning and results of any planet in Ashlesha.
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 Sun in Ashlesha Nakshatra – So, when Sun is in Ashlesha Nakshatra, it shows a person who can be a very insecured individual. A person who is lacking confidence. That's why, he is trying to clinging on to things or people to satisfy his false ego or to feel little better about himself. So, they can be seen as those people in some sort of authoritative positions who like to show off their authority on others to satisfy their own ego. This is the lowest representation or use of Sun in Ashlesha. They somehow wants to cling on to authority or authoritative position to dominate others. In early life, they may have seen abuse of power and authority by others upon them which made them think that it is necessary for them to have authority over others to survive in this world. Also, this position can give troublesome times with Father. The positive use of this position is when someone lets go of this false ego and tries to help others in their psychological issues because Ashlesha/Cancer usually indicates psychological issues as Cancer is sign of emotions and Ashlesha is nakshatra of clinging to yoyr emotions. If positively used, this position can make someone a psychologist and help people. Biggest challenge remains identifying your insecurities & false ego, and then letting it go of your life. Again, the only way to do it is through Meditation and Awareness.
Role of Moon – Likewise, Moon's position will become important in functioning and results of Sun in Ashlesha/Cancer as Moon rules Cancer. If Moon is in good dignity then Sun will have proper direction about the direction of his path or career.
Role of Mercury - Likewise, Mercury's placement is important to guide Sun in right direction, being Ashlesha'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 Sun in Ashlesha. So, we always need to take a holistic view of chart rather than just 1 planetary position.
Conclusion – So, this is how I see Sun in Ashlesha can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer