From Hindupedia, the Hindu Encyclopedia
By Swami Harshananda
Jyeṣthā literally means ‘the elder one’.
In astrology, jyeṣthā is the 18th nakṣatra or constellation. The stars of this group are:
- Tau scorpi
It has a malefic influence. Persons born when the moon is in this nakṣatra are assigned to the rākṣasagaṇa. They are prone to violence and quarrels.
- The Concise Encyclopedia of Hinduism, Swami Harshananda, Ram Krishna Math, Bangalore