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Mrigashira Nakshatra

The fifth Lunar Constellation or Nakshatra as per Vedic Astrology is the Mrigashira Nakshatra. This Nakshatra comes in the Taurus zodiac sign with its first two quarters/Padas, and the rest two quarters fall in the Gemini zodiac sign. This shows that the person born under this Nakshatra will have a strong foundation with the required flexibility to accept changes that happen in life, for their own best. Their quality of life will be varied, and it will depend on which quarter the Moon is residing in the Natal Birth Chart.

The characteristics of Mrigashira Nakshatra:

The natives born under the Nakshatra Mrigashira are the most charming, keep a gentle character, and seek knowledge constantly. But they should also keep a track on the amount of information they can comprehend and absorb, so that they do not fall prey to overdoing it. Though their capacity is high, they should always be careful to not overexert their abilities, which might make them restless. They should also incline their interest towards physical exertion so that a perfect balance is maintained between their mental health and physical health. The Mrigashira Nakshatra, gets its name from the shape of a deer’s head, and is known as the most curious of Nakshatras, which also possesses a good sense of humor. This Nakshatra bestows varied characteristics upon a native and so the ones born under it get to witness diverse situations and experiences, in order to find the real purpose of their existence in life.

Symbol: Deer’s head

Natives born under Mrigashira Nakshatra would have magical abilities to deal with challenges, as they have the requisite opportunities to prove themselves as a winner whenever necessity arrives and in any circumstance. This Native has the ability to search for things they need, and be very active in their work, which also requires a lot of calculation.

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Know in detail about Mrigashira Nakshatra

  Translation   "Deer’s Head" or "Benevolent"
  Symbol   Antelope’s head
  Animal Symbol   Female Serpent
  Presiding Deity   Soma, the Moon God
  Controlling/Ruling Planet   Mars
  Ruling Deity of Venus   Muruga
  The 4 Quarters of Bharani Nakshatra  
  1st quarter   Ruled by Sun
  2nd quarter   Ruled by Mercury
  3rd quarter   Ruled by Venus
  4th quarter   Ruled by Mars
  Nature   Devas (God-like)
  Mode   Passive
  Number   5
  Gender   Neutral
  Dosha   Pitta
  Guna   Tamasic
  Element   Earth
  Disposition   Soft, Mild, Tender (Mridu)
  Bird   Hen
  Common Name of the Tree   Khair tree/ Black Cutch tree
  Botanical Name of the Tree   Acacia catechu or Senegalia Catechu
  Seed Sounds   Ve, Vo, Ka, Kee


Ruling Planet of Mrigashira (Graha Devta): Mars

“Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the ruling planet, so that we can work based on that planet in our chart.”

The ownership of the Mrigashira constellation, as per Vedic Astrology, is the planet Mars. Mars will give the ability to participate in every work and the energy to do research, is given by Mars. The natives of this Nakshatra would be good at debates, and win arguments keeping valid points. Mrigashira has the quality of Venus and Mercury, so the native will be good at arts, music, mathematics, and philosophy. They would love playing with children.

The energy source of Mrigashira Nakshatra (Adhi Devta) : Soma

“The Adhi Devta is the One who gives us mental clarity or right perception about the ruling planet of Krittika Nakshatra, and through which we can come in contact with the energy source related to this Nakshatra.”

Soma is the known as the Elixir of Immortality. Only the Gods are capable of drinking this Elixir, and the Moon is known as its storehouse. The unique message hidden here that the Mrigashira natives have to decode, is to appreciate Soma , the elixir, as a symbol of good thoughts that help us rectify mistakes and purify ourselves. Moon is the significator of the mind, and helps us rejuvenate our minds and know its inner desires. The ability to taken in the elixir was only in the hands of God, and this was so as Demons had negativity in their thoughts. This is exactly what the Mrigashira natives do not have; and that is negativity within them. Natives of this Nakshatra are very capable of understanding others feelings, and are good at maintaining a good romantic relationship.

“Soma, the Moon God, is the symbol of deeper awareness, which gives sparkling clarity to the native, helps them take quick and right decisions, that further help them surpass all kinds of challenging situations”.

Presiding Deity of Mrigashira Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Chandrashekhar

Pratyadi Devta or the Presiding Deity as per Vedic Astrology of a particular Nakshatra is the one who helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planets in our birth charts.

Lord Shiva, in His Chandrashekhar form, wearing the skin of a deer, is the symbol of wandering thought of the Mrigashira Nakshatra. Due to this, the natives will not get success in relationships, doubt their partner in love life, and might not get success in their career. This would further depend on which quarter/pada the moon is placed in the natal chart of the Mrigashira Nakshatra, and how to get rid of the problems.

Gender: Neuter-

The Gender of any Nakshatra is used in Vedic Astrology for matchmaking, but if we deeply analyze, we would realize that gender signifies our mental inclination towards the materialistic things and how we manipulate challenges for survival. Being of the neuter gender, Mrigashira Nakshatra would be able to balance any kind of trying situation.

Dosha: Pitta-

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Pitta represents the metabolism in the body. Based on the Mrigashira Nakshatra, Pitta has the characteristic of the transformation of food and water into energy through digestion. Taking cold food which like fruits, yogurt, fresh vegetables, would be good for them.

Guna: Tamasik-

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas, known as Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas, which make our lives successful. Mrigashira nakshatra has the Tamasic guna which makes the native short-tempered, having less faith in others, and building within an inferiority complex that might trouble themselves.

Element: Earth-

Firm determination is the quality for a native of the Mrigashira Nakshatra. However, if the Moon in the Mrigashira Nakshatra is afflicted by a malefic planet, they would have a stubborn behavior, which would cause relationship problems, financial losses in business, and breakage in their career.

Bird: Hen/Rooster-

Each Nakshatra has a particular bird symbol that signifies us that the energy related to that bird is resides with the native of that Nakshatra or constellation. The Rooster is a symbol of knowledge, innocence, courage, and benevolence, which can be seen in the Mrigashira Nakshatra born native. It also depends on the quarters/Padas how these qualities will function in real life.

First letter of the name for people born under Mrigashira Nakshatra: We, Wo, Ka, Ki

“Just like the Ragas in Indian Classical Music, the first letter of the name produces a vibration which is connected with the native.” A rightful name that creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the native gets all happiness and success, which is promised in his birth chart, is essential for everyone, as per the Nakshatra he/she is born under. For the Mrigashira Nakshatra natives, the first letter of their names should be – We, Wo, Ka, or Ki.

Professional choices for Mrigashira Nakshatra:

Since every Nakshatra has its own characteristics, it is evident that the natives would also have varied interests and excel in different fields in their career. The learners as the Mrigashira Nakshatra born people are, they would make good artists, singers, writers, authors, poets, philosophy experts, painters, deal with the fields of agriculture, farming, forestry, land development, surveying, etc. /they would love the jobs that associate them with a lot of exploration and travelling, and let them do business related to machineries and electronics as well. They would make good sales representatives, astrologers, teachers, administrators, and do well in the advertising, media, fashion, textile, and broadcast industry, apart from doing well with occupations related to pets.

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