Rashi or rāśi is the Sanskrit word for a “sign” of the zodiac, used in Indian astrology.

The term rashi is often said to mean a “heap” of something, which in this context means a heap of stars. In this way the term rashi is semantically similar to the English word “constellation”, which can refer to a constellation of the zodiac, or it can also refer to a “collection” or “heap” of something. A “constellation” of stars”.