Moola Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

The meaning of the word 'Moola' is a bunch of roots. Some consider that Moola Nakshatra in Astrology is the root of our solar system. According to Yajurveda, Sur or gods took oath on this Nakshathra to eliminate Asura or daemons from the root.

Moola Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology is one of the Adhomukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras which have their mouths downwards). In these nakshatras, things related to tanks, wells, temples, mining, digging, etc. can be auspiciously begun and performed.

Moola Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Tail of a Lion
The meaning of Moola is a bunch of roots and the symbol for Moola is a tail of a lion. During this period, the brain starts to develop into a more complex organ. As we know, a network of neurons in the brain looks very similar to the roots of a tree. This is because the elephant is a symbol of intelligence and memory. The elephant is considered a symbol of intelligence and memory because of the size of its brain. The tail of a lion is an indication of a spinal cord and a network of neurons.

Deity: Goddess Nirhuthi
Nirhuthi is a goddess of Moola Nakshatra. Nirhuthi is the goddess of deadly hidden realms and sorrows. She is the owner of the southwest. The word Nirhutha means ‘absence of…’ She is dark, dressed in dark clothes, wears ornaments of iron, and has golden hair.

Vedic Story of Moola Nakshatra:
When the ocean was churned to get ambrosia, the venom Kalakuta was released. From this venom, goddess Nirhuthi was born.

Range240⁰ - 253⁰ 20”
YogatharaShaula or Lambda Scorpii
Apparent Magnitude1.6
Latitude-13⁰ 47” 16’
Longitude240⁰ 43” 43’
Right ascension17h 33m 16.1s
Declination-37⁰ 6” 2’

Characteristics of Moola Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The person has bloodshot-eyed, handsome, red complexion, suffers from phlegm diseases, slim, fast walker
  • The person is endowed with good qualities
  • The person is happy, comforted by women, loved by women
  • The person is soft, sage-like, religious
  • The person is daily enjoyers, enjoyer
  • The person is intelligent , processes knowledge of finer aspects, wise
  • The person does work that is of permanent nature, engaged in stable occupation
  • The person comforts their mothers, enhances the prosperity of the family or community, shows affection to relatives
  • The person ensures progress of other's work, obedient, helps others, serves authorities
  • The person routes out the different parties unconcerned, famous by defeating his enemies
  • The person honorable, respectable, independent, strong, proud
  • The person has vehicles, wealthy
  • The person lustful, sexy
  • The person is fickle, liar, troubles others, harmful, hated by all, not trustworthy, thieves

Attributes of Moola Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 0'00" to 13'20" Dhanu Rashi, the Lord is Jupiter (Guru).
  • It also means the 'opposite' or 'reverse'. Moola is not one of the good stars, which is evident from the fact that the deity is Alakshmi, i.e. God of ill luck.
  • Moola signifies roots, that is to say, everything of a basic nature. Its motion is finite and limited. It does not go beyond its narrow orbit.
  • Old servant, pedlar of seeds, physician administering herbal seed remedies - every such thing is determined from this star. The Moola native looks into scientific, literary, philosophic and other basic subjects.
  • This star governs mortgage and Mortgaged property, and its horizon is not rural but urban.

Description of Mula Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: One born in Moola Nakshatra will be wise, happy, rich, prone to diseases and be a big thief. He will be fortunate, unsteady in mind, eldest among co-born and be a king.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If a person be born in the star (Moola), he will be eloquent, but dishonest, with his happiness marred, ungrateful and indigent.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Moola will trouble others, be honourable, wealthy, will ensure progress of others' work, be a liar, lustful and slim.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: Under Moola one becomes proud, wealthy, happy, of a gentle nature, firm-minded and luxurious in his living.

Moola Nakshatra Pada Description

Moola Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Aries Navamsa (Governed by Mars)
  • Such people are Assertive, Competitive, Courageous, Towards Understanding Oneself and Others, Building a Belief System, Aggressively Pursuing to Find Truth, Wanting to Realize the Best Version of Themselves.
  • They are born in the first Pada of Moola Nakshatra are poor, protect their relatives, especially for the sake of money, pure, endowed with good qualities, peaceful, learned, and strong. They lose their father and suffer from piles.

Mula Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Taurus Navamsa (Governed by Venus)
  • Such people are Sensual, Hard Worker, Looking for Value in Hard Working Efforts, Desiring of material Pleasures and Comforts, Digging Deep to find Rewards, Find Diamond in The Rough Collector of Items, Amassing Jewels, Materials of Value, Sports Artifacts, Spiritual Gemstones, Etc.
  • Those born in the Second Pada of Moola Nakshatra suffer from the loss of their mother, kind-hearted, like milky- rice and jaggery, endowed with good vehicles, endure some enjoyment, loved by people, respected, attract women, interested in doing good jobs, and loved by his relatives.

Moola Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Gemini Navamsa (Governed by Mercury)
  • Those people are Intellectual, Higher Educational Efforts, Seeking Information, Research Skills, Natural investigators Communicative in Nature, Sharing what is Found Journalists, Broadcasters, Publishers, News Anchors.
  • Those born in the Third Pada of Mula Nakshatra are wealthy, spendthrifts, good speakers, learned astrologers, speak with great obedience, indulge in all jobs, collectors of a library of books, most intelligent, wise, and respected by kings.

Moola Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Cancer Navamsa (Governed by Moon)
  • Such people are Intelligent, Full of Knowledge, Compassion and of a Motherly Nature Desiring to Look into Their Emotional Origins, Attached Deeply to Things They Uncover, Possible Interest in Roots, Culture, Family Tree Nourishing Others, Researching Information to Help Heal Others, Uncovering The Problem Under the Surface,
  • Those born in the Fourth Pada of Mula Nakshatra are in the service of Kings, commanders of the army, helping nature, sexy, probably affected by mild tuberculosis, speak like women, know the mind of others, learned, strong, pure, and peaceful, endowed with good qualities and protectors of people.

Sun’s Ingress (Dec 16 – Dec 28) for Moola Nakshatra

  • The sun is in Moola between December 16 and December 28.
  • If you are born during this period then your Sun is in Moola Nakshathra.
  • No festivals are planned during this period probably because of the form of the deity of Moola.

Tree of Moola: Sal

A tree for Moola Nakshathra is a Sal tree or Shorea robusta. Sal tree is used in non-healing wounds, diabetes, boils and deafness. Sal is one of the important sources of hardwood. Dry leaves are used to make plates. Sal resin is called as dammar or Dhoop and it is used in incense sticks.

Applications of Sal:-

1.The resin is useful in healing fracture, relieve pain due to wounds and burns, cleanse wounds, quicken
2.It is useful in ear disorders and deafness.
3.It is also effective to decrease excessive sweating.
4.It is used in diarrhoea

Astronomical Information of Moola Nakshatra

  • Some astronomers believe that Yogathara of Moola is 34 Scorpi and others believe Lambda Scorpii. It changes its size over the period. It is a blue-white star and considered a scorching star.
  • This is a spectroscopic binary star system. We will go with Lambda Scorpi based on apparent magnitude.
  • While they rotate around each other, the smaller star comes closer to a larger star. The distance is as less as just 20% of the sun and mercury distance.
  • It is one of the brightest star systems in the night sky. It is the part of the tail of the Scorpion.

Remedies for Moola Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedMedicinal roots
DonateIron, Steel
VrathamDurga Pooja, Navaratri
Vedic SookthamDurga Sooktham, Aakuthi Sooktham, Usha Sooktham,
Medha Sooktham

Moola Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign compatibility of Moola Nakshatra Bride

Libra, Scorpio

Sign compatibility of Moola Nakshatra Groom


Nakshatra Compatibility of Moola Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Bharani, Krittika,
  • Gemini: Mrigasheersha
  • Cancer: Pushya, Ashlesha*
  • Leo: Magha*, Poorva
  • Virgo: Chitra
  • Libra: Chitra, Swati, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta
  • Sagittarius: Poorvashadha, Uttharashadha
  • Capricorn: Dhanishtha
  • Aquarius: Dhanishtha*, Shathatharaka
  • Pisces: Uttharabhadhrapadha, Revati*

Nakshatra Compatibility of Moola Nakshatra Groom

  1. Aries: Bharani, Krittika,
  2. Gemini: Mrigasheersha
  3. Cancer: Pushya, Ashlesha
  4. Leo: Magha*, Poorva
  5. Virgo: Chitra*
  6. Libra: Chitra, Swati, Vishakha
  7. Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha
  8. Sagittarius: Poorvashadha, Uttharashadha
  9. Capricorn: Dhanishtha
  10. Aquarius: Dhanishtha*, Shathatharaka
  11. Pisces: Uttharabhadhrapadha, Revathi

Compatibility Factors of Moola Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aadhya or First.
  • Gana (Nature): Rakshasa or daemon
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Shwan or dog
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Moola Nakshatra: Damage or loss of clothes due to water and tearing
  • Result of first menses on Moola Nakshatra: Committed to duties, committed to the growth of children
  • Result of performing Shraddha on Moola Nakshatra: Good health
  • Beneficial Activities on Moola: Attack on enemies, learning to ride animals and vehicles, digging a well or a borewell, plantation, ploughing, sowing seeds, and entering a new property
  • Beneficial Savskara or Ceremonies on Moola: Start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha, Deeksha, and wedding

Summary of Mula Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerKetu
SymbolA bunch of roots tied together
DeityRakshasa (the deity of dissolution)
RulershipMedicines, physicians, leaders of groups, those who deal in flowers, roots and fruits, seeds, exceedingly wealthy persons and those who live only on fruits and roots.
Moon in
The person has pride, is respectable, wealthy, happy, not mischievous, fixed in mind, and enjoys the senses.
NatureTikshna (sharp)
PurusharthaKam or Desire