Mrigashira Nakshatra



In Vedic Astrology, known as 'Jyotish' in Sanskrit, the 27 constellations (Nakshatras) determines the core of celestial influences on our planet. The term Nakshatra when dissected gets split into Naksha - Map and Tara – Star which apparently points out the "Star mapping" technique. The 27 Nakshatras, in a way, represents our ideal path in the passage of life right from the moment of birth and goes till death.

Mrigashira Nakshatra

The initiator of Maritan Energy, Mrigashira, is represented in the celestial firmament by a bright star and three not-so-bright stars in the constellation of Orion. These stars are known in modern astronomy as Gamma-Orionis (Bellatrix, the brightest with a visual magnitude of 1.66), pi2-Orinis, pi3-Orionis, and pi4-Orionis. It is easy to locate because Orion is one of the most prominent and easily observable constellations in the night sky. The ancient Vedic legends saw these stars to be forming a deer's head.

Mrigashira Nakshatra Male Characteristics

He is a simple person who loves to live a simplistic lifestyle without much hype and over exaggerating himself to others. He is a truth seeker as he is honest, holding high moral values and also expects others to be in such a way, which eventually ends up in heartbreak. He is also termed as a hypocrite because of his double standard mindset, which doesn't allow him to act by what he had thought or said.

Professional Life: Well-educated, Intuitive, Excellent communicators, Masters in their respective crafts, along with concrete knowledge on financial aspects. He undergoes a series of hardships and failures right from his 23-32 age range. However, once he steps after the 32nd age mark, with no looking back, he is supposed to excel in whatever projects he takes in.

Compatibility: He is always ill-treated by his siblings and relatives, although he loves them equally. His sexual animal is Serpent and he is most compatible with the other Serpent Nakshatra, Rohini. Misunderstandings and disagreements usually pop up right out of nowhere among their partners but still, they have to be spoken out without ego clash.

Health:  Frequent health disorders during childhood, Intermittent Stomach aches, and pain in joints should be taken care of.

Mrigashira Nakshatra Female Characteristics

They display a high suspicious nature and are always alerted and possess an impeccable ability to sense the danger as same a deer does in the forest ecosystem. They are charming, spontaneous, and enthusiastic individuals who love meeting new people in everyday's life. They are socialists, open-hearted but they don't like being confronted so they handpick people with whom they mingle with. 

Professional Life: They come under the not-so-bright kid category in the class but they are also the super specialists when the Jupiter is placed favorably in Magha constellation. She makes others wonder by the work she does. She has an eye for fine arts and is always looking for gathering wealth and materialistic desires. She is conscious and certain about what she needs by knowing the life path and its purpose.

Compatibility: She has a loving life partner with whom she doesn't find many mistakes and misunderstandings and yet she loves to have him under her control, which is said to be more of a romantic dominant type.

Health: Cramps, Menstrual problems, Injuries like cuts and bruises must be immediately taken care of.

Name: Mrigashira – The Deer's head

Symbol: Deer. Fragile, Timid, and Wandering in nature

Deity or God: Moon

Nature:  "Constantly Searching". This is the most curious of all Nakshatras and makes one seek new areas of experience.

Mode of Functioning: Passive Nakshatra with a strong awareness of others.

Caste: Farmer caste

Number: 5

Gender: "Neutral Nakshatra" with both male and female qualities

Body Parts: Eyes and Eyebrows

Direction: Southwest and Northwest

Places: Lawns, Forests, Deer parks, Roads, Art & Music studios, Small shops

Guna (Essence): Tamasic (Inert) Nakshatra

Tattwa (Element): Earth

Gana (Type): Divine or Deva Nakshatra

Orientation and Disposition: Level and Mridu (soft, mild and tender ) Nakshatra

Lunar Month: First half of the Lunar month of Margashirsha (December)

Lunar Day: Panchami, 5th Tithi or day of the waxing and waning phases of the Lunar monthly cycle

Auspicious Activities: All types of Artistic activities, knowledge gaining, brainstorming sessions, Exploring nature, Socializing, Sexual activities

Inauspicious Activities: Patience

Planetary Ruler: Mars, Venus, and Mercury

Vowels and Alphabets: Ve, Vo, Ka, Kee, Om Em

Sexual Type: Its sexual animal is Serpent and they are one of the experts in lovemaking.

Compatibility: Rohini (The other Serpent Nakshatra)

Esoteric: It is seen either as a "Deer's head" or an "arched bow" revealing the dual nature of the Nakshatra as both the "Hunted" and as a "Hunter"

Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Pulasthya, one of the seven sages who look after the galaxy's affairs

Remedial: Worshipping Parvati

Historical Personalities: Classical composer George Frederick Handel has his moon in Mrigashira. His music has a Mrigashira quality about it.

Mrigashira Nakshatra Padas (Quarters):

1st Pada: 23-20′ – 26-40′ Taurus, falls in Leo Navamsa and is ruled by Sun. It relates to fixed nature and expressing experiences in artistic and creative ways.

2nd Pada: 26-40′ – 30-00' Taurus, falls in Virgo Navamsa and is ruled by Mercury. It relates to calculative qualities along with strong conversational acumen.

3rd Pada: 30-00' – 3-20' Gemini, falls in Libra Navamsa and is ruled by Venus. It relates to the sociability and empathizing by integrating Mercury and Venusian energies together

4th Pada: 3-20' – 6-40' Gemini, falls in Scorpio Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. It relates to argumentative, and over-intellectual qualities without root analysis of a situation. This is more of a negative quality among all Padas.

Lucky Number: 9

Lucky Letters: K & V

Lucky Colours: Silver Gray

Lucky Stones: Coral

Advantages of Wearing Coral Stone

  • It brings the Martian (The God of War) energy such as great courage and zest in one's life to face all problems.
  • Coral is greatly known for its healing properties. It purifies the blood, cures acne, cuts and wounds.
  • Red Coral gemstones are known for bringing vitality in married life. It improves bonding and makes the relationship even more meaningful.
  • It eliminates the black magic effects, evil eye problems and malefic effects of Mars

Remedies for Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Worshipping Goddess Parvati is the best remedy for those who suffer from bad effects resulting from the afflictions to this Nakshatra.
  • Moon worship is also very beneficial as it brings favourable conditions into worshipper's  life
  • Repetition of the Root Mantra of this Nakshatra "Om Em" 108 times when Moon transits this Nakshatra and in the Lunar month of Margashirsha is sure to eradicate negativities and bring enlightenment.
  • It is suggested to wear Red, White, Green and bright shades of colours.
  • People who are already benefitting from this Nakshatra can follow these steps to further enhance the positivities in life.