Snake Lord, Taksha, is the Lord of the Ashlesha Nakshatra. A person born in the Ashlesha Nakshatra is cruel natured, destroyer of all, ungrateful, short tempered, prone to troubling others, used to wandering aimlessly, waster of money, sensuous, ill behaved and a performer of his own deeds. He may be clever, imaginative, dynamic, wavering, easily appeased, pleasant natured, fluent, imitative of others in talking, having artistic interests, fond of literature and music, fond of travelling, passionate, occasionally involved in theft, lazy, selfish and prone to sudden assaults.
The Ashlesha Nakshatra controls the lungs, abdomen, lower part of food pipe and liver and these are afflicted with malefic effect. Such persons are seen to be found of alcohol. Women born during this constellation are good managers but they have to be extra cautions while maintaining relations with their in-laws. Ashlesha is a "Mool Sangyaka'' nakshatra and it signifies fear for mother or mother-in- law. To mitigate the evil effects of this constellation, on the day of the Ashlesha Nakshatra, one should make a golden idol of the Snake couple, establish it ritually and worship it with kumkum (saffron), incense sticks, flowers, dhoop, ghee, lamp and rice. Perform homa with ghee and sugar and recite the following mantra hundred arid eight times.
Om Namasatu sarpebhayoo ye ke cha prithvi manu ye
antarikshedivitebhayee sapebhayoo namah I
om takshkeshwarayee namah II