Read Your Own Horoscope: A Step-By-Step Tutorial to Vedic Astrology

Under the guidance of Pt. Punarvasu, Indastro has been serving astrology patrons since 2001. Backed by years of experience and unique insights from ancient books & sources that are 1500 to 5500 years old, this free Vedic astrology tutorial has been put together with an objective of helping people better their lives. These free lessons from Indastro will help you read your own horoscope. For which you must keep the following points in mind:

  • Go step by step. Until you have mastered one step, do not move to the next.
  • Do not just read, but apply these principles on your own horoscope
  • In the begining, just pay attention to just reading and analyzing a birth chart, rather can drafting one.
  • Go in the same order of lessons as is provided here.
  • Practice and more practice.

Mrigashira Nakshatra

Mrigashira Nakshatra  comes in Taurus with the first two quarters/padas and the rest two quarters fall in Gemini sign, which shows that the native will have a strong foundation with the flexibility  to accept the change for the best. Quality of life will vary and it will depend on in which quarter the Moon is residing in the natal birth chart.

Symbol: Deer’s head.

Native born in Mrigashirsa has a magical ability to deal with the challenges, as they have the opportunity to prove themselves a winner wherever they are present. They have ability to search the things they need and are very active in the work which requires a lots of calculations.

Ruling Planet of Mrigashira (Graha Dveta): “Graha devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart.”  Based on Vedic astrology, Mars has the ownership on the Mrigashira constellation. Mars will give the ability to participate in every work and energy to do the research. It will make them good at debates and winning the argument. Mrigashira has the quality of Venus and Mercury, so the native will good at arts, music, maths and also in philosophy and would love to play with children.

Energy source of Mrigashira  Nakshatra (ADHI DEVTA): 

ADHI DEVTA : “The adhi devta is the one who gives the mental clarity about the planet and also through the adhi devta we can come in contact the energy source related to that planet. “SOMA”:The Elixir of immortality. SOMA is the divine rasa or the juice that can be drunk only by the god and MOON was the store house of the elixir which is SOMA. Now the hidden message which Mrigashira people have to decode is that “Moon is the significator of mind” and “Soma is the symbol of good thoughts” rather than that of alcohol. This is the reason why only god could consume the elixir, as demon has the negativity in their thoughts. So the positive thoughts for Mrigashira  Nakshatra born people would be their strong point.  Native born in Mrigashira constellation has the ability to understand others feeling and are very good at romantic relationship.

Presiding Deity of Mrigashira Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta):

Pratyadi Devta is the one who helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and planet in the birth chart and has the total command on the function related to that nakshatra placed in the birth chart. Lord Shiva in the form of Chandrashekra  who wears the  skin of deer which is the symbol of wandering thought of Mrigashira nakshatra due to which these native do not get success in relationship, doubt their partner in love life. In their career too they will not get satisfaction and the lack of money will be the problem which will be faced by the Mrigashira people. Its depends in which quarter/pada the moon is placed in the natal chart in Mrigashira  Nakshatra and how to get rid of that problem.

Dosha: PITTA

Dosa represents which type of disease will affect the native. Pitta  represents the metabolism in the body. Based on the Mrigashira nakshatra pitta has also the same characteristics - the transformation of food and water into energy through digestion. Taking food which is cold like fruits and yogurts will be good for them.

Guna: In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas known as Sattwa, Rajas and Tamas which are known as the three processes to make life successful. Mrigashira nakshatra has the Tamasic guna which makes the native short tempered. He or she doesn’t have faith in others and may suffer from inferiority complex.

Element: Earth

Firm determination is the quality for Mrigashira nakshatra moon born. But if the Moon in the Mrigashira nakshatra afflicted by a malefic planet then it will make them stubborn behavior which would lead to relationship problems, financial losses in business and break in the career.


Birds are the highly spiritual creatures which came into life to give us the message from universe and each nakshatra has a particular bird symbol which shows us that the energy related to that bird is residing within us related to that particular constellation/nakshatra.

In the great epic of India  Mahabharata, rooster was adorned on the flag of Shikhandi who fought the Kurushetra war from the side of Pandavas. Rooster is a symbol of knowledge, innocence, courage and benevolence which can be seen in the Mrigashira nakshatra moon born native. It depends on the quarter/pada how these qualities will function in the real life.

  • Classical Raga related to Mrigashira nakshatra:Indian classical Raga plays a vital role in Astrology also. In the scriptures, Ragas are not another than the celestial Demi Goddess the (raga devta).Nowadays, the Raga Therapy is being applied to cure the diseases as well. Based on the constellation where Moon is in the birth chart there are ragas present which can make our life more comfortable. Kokilapriya,Rupavathi and Vakula Bharanam are the classical ragas for the Mrigashira nakshatra.
  • First letter for Mrigashira born people:Like the classical Raga, first letter of the name also produces the vibration which is connected with the native.” Giving the name with that letter creates the harmony between the particular born nakshatra and universe so that the native gets all happiness and success which is promised in his birth chart. It’s akin to your coming in the network coverage area of that nakshatra and thus getting a proper signal.
  • We , Wo, Ka, Ki

Mrigashira  Kher tree/Acacia chundra Skin diseases