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Jyeshta (The Eldest) is one of the Nakshatras (lunar mansions) of Vedic astrology. A hanging earring is the symbol for this Nakshatra found from Scorpio 16°40’ to 30°. Considered a good time to act more “mature,” people will find it easier to build a better support network of their friends, but may run into family tensions and/or be more scheming. Indra, chief of the gods, presides, and the planet Mercury rules over Jyeshta.

—Pramela Thiagesan

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