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.

Mula Nakshatra

The Mula Nakshatra is the nineteenth Nakshatra in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. All four quarters or padas of this Nakshatra fall under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius. It is one of the gandanta Nakshatras where transformation happens from material to spiritual realm.

Symbol: Bunch of roots tied together, Elephant goad

The symbol of Mula Nakshatra is a tied bunch of roots which indicate hidden things, realms and events. The natives born in this Nakshatra will have a strong foundation and have a knack of getting to the core of things. They have the ability to dive deep and bring out a solution even in the toughest of circumstances. The elephant goad is used to control and give the elephant, direction. As a symbol, this signifies that the natives born with the Moola Nakshatra have the ability to control their negative traits and redirect themselves to a higher consciousness.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born in Mula Nakshatra are passionate enough to get to the bottom of issues and find out the underlying cause which makes them great investigators, researchers and detectives. As doctors, healers and scientists, they are able to diagnose the situation and present a solution using these abilities. They are highly inquisitive, curious and like to gather knowledge in various fields. They have a lot of wisdom, possess a sound sense of judgment and are spiritually inclined. They have a lot of courage and perseverance and are able to maintain their composure even in the face of humiliation and painful events.

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Know in detail about Mula Nakshatra:

Translation  The root
Symbol  Tied bunch of roots or elephant goad
Animal Symbol  A male dog
Presiding Deity  Kali
Controlling/Ruling Planet  Ketu
Ruling Deity of the Planet  Ganesha
The 4 Quarters of Mula  Nakshatra  
1st quarter  Ruled by Mars
2nd quarter  Ruled by Venus
3rd quarter  Ruled by Mercury
4th quarter  Ruled by Moon
Nature  Rakshasa (demon)
Mode  Active
Number  19
Gender  Neuter
Dosha  Vata
Guna  Tamasic
Element  Air
Disposition  Sharp and dreadful
Bird  Red Vulture
Common Name of the Tree  Banyan
Botanical Name of the Tree  Ficus benghalensis
Seed Sounds  Ye, Yo, Ba, Be.


The Ruling Planet of Mula Nakshatra (Graha Devta): Ketu

Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart. Based on Vedic Astrology, the Graha Devta or Ruling Planet for the Mula Nakshatra is Ketu, which gives a mystic side to the natives of this Nakshatra along with an intensely profound nature. They also have a deep interest and curiosity to investigate into the unseen and unknown, which gives them a strong inclination towards hidden knowledge, occult studies, astrology and exploration. They do well as surgeons, engineers, miners, pharmacists, healers, tarot card readers etc.

The energy source of Mula Nakshatra (Adhi Devta):  Niritti

The Adhi Devta gives mental clarity about the ruling planet and through them, we can come in contact with the divine energy source of the planet. The Adhi devta of Mula Nakshatra is Niritti who is known as the Goddess of death and destruction. She gives the courage and spiritual sense to accept death as a necessary step for new creation and beginnings. If the Moon is well placed in Mula Nakshatra, the native shall have the strength to fight against his/her negative traits and use their energy for the higher good and welfare.

Presiding Deity of Mula Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Kali

Pratyadi Devta helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planet in our birth chart, and has total command over the functions related to the Nakshatras placed in the birth chart. The presiding deity of Mula Nakshatra is Goddess Kali. Worship of Goddess Kali can be highly beneficial to the natives of this Nakshatra as she blesses the native to win the war against inner demons and gives them great creative abilities. They are independent, brave and can be successful as ministers, police officers, soldiers, judges etc.

Gender: Neutral

Gender of any Nakshatra is used in Vedic astrology for matchmaking but if we deeply analyze this, we come to know a rather fascinating fact that the gender signifies our mental inclination towards material things and how we manipulate life’s challenges for our survival. The gender of Mula Nakshatra is Neutral which means that the natives of this Nakshatra shall have the ability to remain balanced in adverse situations and shall not be very dominating.

Dosha: Vata

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Mula Nakshatra natives are dominated by Vata. Vata is related to air which can cause breath diseases, heart-related issues, muscle pain, stomach pain, etc. Natives of this Nakshatra could be rash, restless and prone to anxiety and nervousness at times.

Guna: Tamasic

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas, known as - Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. These are known as the three processes that build a successful life. The guna of Mula Nakshatra is Tamasic. The natives of this Nakshatra could be self-destructive due to their insecurities, arrogance and stubborn nature.

Element: Air

Mula Nakshatra is governed by the Air element which indicates that the natives of this Nakshatra are dynamic in nature and mentally sharp. They are intellectual and have great concentration and observational skills. However, at times, they could be too idealistic and detached. They also have the ability to accept the challenges of life and successfully overcome with their flexible approach.

Bird: Red Vulture

Birds are the highly spiritual creatures, which came into life to give us the message from the universe. 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. The bird symbolic to Mula Nakshatra is the red Vulture. Vultures are highly interesting and mystical creatures as they signify both death and creation. Since they feed on dead beings, it indicates that the natives of this Nakshatra have the ability to accept death or calamity as a part of new beginnings and creation.

First letter for naming Mula Nakshatra born baby - Ye, Yo, Ba, Be.

The first letter of the name also produces a vibration, which is connected with the individual, as per the Vedas. It is advisable to choose a name with the letter that creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the native gets every happiness and success, promised in his birth chart. This is akin to us coming in the network coverage area of the Nakshatra we are born under, and thus getting a proper signal from it, which helps us rejuvenate and connect better with the world.

The first letter for a baby born in Mula Nakshatra could be Ye, Yo, Ba, Be.