Nakshatras in Astrology

Mrigashira Nakshatra in Astrology | Characteristics, Padas & Remedies

Natives born in Mrigashira Nakshatra are friendly, sincere, easily trusted, gain several friends, have a large social circle, attracted to romantic partners, chase things of interest, lover of travel, and enjoy exploring new places,

Mrigashira Nakshatra in astrology is one of the Tiryaka Mukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras, which have their mouths curved). In these Nakshatras, things related to roads, dams, the expansion of metals, chariots, boats, etc., can be auspiciously begun and performed.

Symbol: A Deer
The symbol for Mrigshira (Mrigasheersha) is Deer.

Deity: The Soma
The deity of Mrigashirsha is Soma. Soma indicates a plant or a creeper. Soma is also one of the names of the Moon. Soma is a master of great mantras or chanting.

He is fast and sustains senses. He is the owner of wealth, food grains, and nourishment. The deity of this Nakshatra is also called Chandra or the Moon. Chandra means the one who shines or glitters. One more meaning of the word Soma is the one with a mate.

Range 53⁰ 20” – 66⁰ 40”
Rashi Taurus & Gemini (Vrishabh & Mithuna)
Yogathara Meissa or Lambda Orioni
Position North of Mrugasheersha
Apparent magnitude 3.66
Latitude -13⁰ 22” 12’
Longitude 59⁰ 50” 59’
Right ascension 5h34m51.7s
Declination 9⁰ 55” 52’

Characteristics of Mrigashira Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal of Mrigashira Nakshatra is a female snake, and the soul of this nakshatra is a Cobra.
  • The natives of Mrigashira Nakshatra have a very similar attitude to a male snake but are more private, secluded and submissive. Just like the Rohini snake, Mrigashira is all about eloping when given a chance.
  • They want to break all restrictions and completely fall in love. The Rohini Nakshatra is more about the pleasure and seduction but Mrigashira is about seduction, pleasure and falling deep in love.
  • Female cobras build a nest and remain nearby to protect it, but male king cobras try to avoid fights.
  • Mrigashira becomes extremely protective of their lovers, children, especially on the Taurus side of this Nakshatra.
  • There is still a strong foundation of material search and protection in their life.
  • The sense of sexual pleasure is extreme with both Rohini and Mrigashira Nakshatras.
  • When these two Nakshatras get along, there is an instant electrical charge of attraction, but at the end, Mrigashira wants more while Rohini, the male cobra, looks for another to mate with.
  • It’s a great dating relationship between the two Nakshatras, but not a long term.
  • There is always the caress and coil the other individual during love making, even crushing them.
  • The deity of this Nakshatra is Soma, the Moon God himself.
  • Soma is the elixir, which gives devas immortality.
  • The whole story runs about where Soma stole Tara, the wife of Jupiter, who was too busy with his teachings, rituals, and guiding the royal family.
  • The lonely Tara was seduced by Soma and eloped with him; and became pregnant with his child, who was the Mercury graha.
  • This also created a huge scandal for Jupiter, who later accepted Mercury after seeing his intelligence and quick learning skills.
  • Moon was always fond of Rohini and spent the most time with her, but he also had an affinity for Mrigashira.
  • Mrigashira Nakshatra natives, like Rohini, will either elope or have an affair with a person whom they will fall deeply in love with.
  • Women with this Nakshatra have the tendency of having premarriage children; even in a conservative society, they may get pregnant a few weeks before the wedding.
  • Mrigashira and Pushya are two Nakshtras who always tend to either date or marry a partner having a child from a previous relationship.
  • In mythology, there is a chapter where Shiva saved Moon (Soma) as he received his boon to have him wax and wane so at least he can be in full phase on one day in a month.
  • This boon from Shiva was given to him after much effort and prayers. Shiva was so impressed that he took part of the crescent Moon and wore it on his head.
  • The story of Moon leads to Mrigashira natives having an affinity with Moon, especially the crescent moon.
  • They will even draw crescent Moon subconsciously on a board in the class or at their work. Many people become fascinated with looking at Moon at night, be big fans of the Apollo program, which landed a man on the Moon, and crescent moon days are highly sexually active.
  • When we look at Soma, it sounds like a divine drink, which every one of us have looked or thought about at one point in our life.
  • In reality, these natives do not really get the elixir of mortality, but elixir to escape.
  • Mrigashira natives are prone to addictive substances like alcohol, drugs, etc.
  • It isn’t due to the fact they are looking for immortality, but looking to escape this mortal life.
  • They try to escape from this known consciousness to the world they came from.
  • This act is also not conscious because they are not trying to be yogis and practice spirituality; they simply do it subconsciously by using their current situation as an excuse, but it is this chasing of elixir that ultimately leads to realizing about spiritual knowledge.
  • This may happen while they are drunk and suddenly get some type of an epiphany.
  • When this Nakshatra is occurring in the 12th, 4th, or 8th house, this part of the Nakshtra is very active, most of the time you won’t find them as drunkards or substance abusers.
  • On the contrary, many natives are actually spiritualists.
  • Mrigashira Nakshatra connects the Earth element of Taurus to the air element of Gemini, which makes a big difference on the two sides.
  • One seeks the pleasure of earth or material resources, while the other seeks the pleasure of information to reach the final elixir.
  • The symbolism of this Nakshatra is a deer’s head.
  • Deers are extremely good with smells, run fast, gets spooked, constantly searche for food in the forest, run away as soon as they notice you and are highly reproductive.
  • Mrigashira people have a great sense of smell. They can smell a dirty diaper on a different floor in the house, they can smell a burning food, but they love the rose smell.
  • The crux of the smell is actually the deer’s musk, which has a wonderful fragrance.
  • Such people are fast in doing their work, they quickly get into whatever they need to do and accomplish, but also they get spooked very easily and have a hard time with darkness as their imagination goes wild.
  • Mrigashira natives run away from conflict, constantly search for something in their life, whether it’s the search for pleasure, or when it turns into search for God and, they are highly sexual with their mate.
  • Mrigashira is Parvati, and Ardra is Shiva; what we know about their story is that Parvati had to search for a perfect mate after rigorous penance when she finally found Shiva.
  • This shows that Mrigashira natives have to go through many failed relationships before they find their Shiva regardless of the gender whether it’s a man or a woman.
  • Most of the search that occurs for Mrigashira native is the search for a perfect partner.
  • This Nakshatra has a strong theme of running and searching, which is also chasing.
  • Mrigashira natives love chasing and stalking things, whether it is something they want to buy or someone they like.
  • They will always somehow stalk until they have them.
  • This Nakshatra strangely loves eating meat or exotic meat because it takes place in the searching path of a jungle.
  • Mrigashira and Ardra Nakshatras both have similar food tastes if they eat meat.

Attributes of Mrigashira Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Mrigashira Nakshatra extends from 23’20” in Taurus (Vrishabha) Rashi up to 6’40” in Gemini (Mithun). The word ‘Mriga’ represents forests, gardens, a search, a seeking to find, to roam about in the forests and a hunter, to seek, to blaze the trail, a guide, preceptor, an erotic affair, beauty of the countenance with particular emphasis on the radiant lustre of the face, because of Chandra.
  • Chandra is the Lord of the mind, so all mental attitude, good or bad, sympathies and antipathies, patience and impatience, the fidgetiness and placidity, imagination, the gift of poetry, purity, sweetness, and light, physical and mental aspects, all these come within this star and when things of sweetness and light of physic as also of the mind derivatives from Chandra. Corresponding to these attributes, the horoscope of Rabindra Nath Tagore (a famous Indian poet) comes to mind.
  • His Janma (birth) Lagna was Pisces (Meena) with Chandra there, and Guru was in Cancer (Karka) Rashi. Because of this yoga, Rabindra Nath had something like physical translucence, which was the object of admiration worldwide, wherever people met. Also, at the same time, his poetry enthralled the whole world.

Description of Mrigashira Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: The native born in Mrigashira Nakshatra will be fickle-minded, will have a broad body, will be sickly, prone to several accidents, enthusiastic, and will have many enemies and miseries.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If at a native’s birth, the Moon is in Mrigasirsha Nakshatra, he will be soft-hearted, wandering, love-sick, and ailing.
  • According to Sage Narada: The native born in Mrigashira Nakshatra will be enthusiastic, unstable and timid in disposition, wealthy, a peace-lover, pure in conduct, will know about Tantra (inculcating the methods of worship of Lord Siva and Mother Sakthi), be lordly, learned and skillful.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: The native born under the star Mrigashira becomes fickle, clever, timid, eloquent, wealthy, and endowed with sensual pleasures.

Mrigashira Nakshatra Pada Description

Mrigashira Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • 1st Pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra is ruled by Leo (Governed by Sun).
  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are well built, monied, serve the king, are afraid of family, and always thinking about the next world.
  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are egoistic, strongly intertwined with the need to discover, passionate in life, natural explorer, intellectual, and well-educated.
  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra seek life’s meaning through creative self-expression, are natural born artists, singers, and writers.
  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra create great works through understanding life, directing, screenplays, and can be producers, songwriters, poets.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • 2nd Pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra is ruled by Virgo (Governed by Mercury).
  • Those born in the second pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are pleasant, neutrals, perform religious functions, knowledgeable, enjoyers, stingy, and without progeny. But they are also said to have children and grandchildren and are daring, peaceful, and know the inner depths of others’ minds.
  • Those born in the second pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are communicative, satirical, humorous, quiet, reserved, and value cleanliness.
  • Those born in the second pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are perfectionists, searching for flaws, always looking to fix things, looking to express themselves through making a perfect creative work; all of the creative work is self scrutinized, never good enough, always a work in progress.
  • Those born in the second pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra seek efficiency in life, nervous, anxious, obsessive-compulsive, expect the best, alienate others through judgments, and seek impossible perfections.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • 3rd Pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra is ruled by Libra (Governed by Venus).
  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are givers, wise, knowers of scriptures’ meaning, truthful and pure in mind.
  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are intellectual seeking, seeking mental connections, intellectual relationships, creativity, and are business minded.
  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra apply talent toward business, business partnerships that help inspire, balanced partnerships bring results, and they are interested in working in cultured fields, and social media work.
  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are interested in blogging, projects with others, fashion, group advertising, and unbalanced partnerships.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • 4th Pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra is ruled by Scorpio (Governed by Mars).
  • Those born in the last pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are hated by others, sexy, endowed with many children, injured head, always sick, and daring.
  • Those born in the last pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are seeking for what is hidden, interested in the dark side, things hidden from the surface, interest into death, life, rebirth, what is hidden in the earth or away from the surface.
  • Those born in the last pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are looking for depth, occult, mysticism, astrology, tarot, reiki, healing, communicating about depth matters, investigator, heavy researcher, mystery writing, investigative, journalism.
  • Those born in the last pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are helping others, reaching into the darkness, bring people to the light through words, helping people in emergencies, writing to help others discover themselves, writing self help pieces.

Sun’s Ingress (Jun 7th – Jun 20th) for Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Sun enters Mrigashira on Jun 7th and stays there till Jun 20th. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Mrigashira Nakshatra.
  • During this period, the monsoon gets activated throughout India.
  • Mriga also means the chase, indicating the chase of clouds just before heavy rains.
  • Soma, or the Moon in Astrology, which signifies water, is the Nakshatra’s deity. For example, Soma is applied in the context of rains or water; it is also applied in the context of a human birth cycle and finally to indicate the deity of Mrigashira Nakshathra.

Tree of Mrigashira : Khadira

  • The tree for Mrigashira Nakshatra is Khadira, Khaira, or Acacia Catechu.
  • Khadira is effective in skin disorders.
  • It is also a good treatment for leprosy.
  • It is a good blood purifier and good for gums as well.

Applications of Khadira

  • This tree’s wood is used in spiritual practices like Homa and Yadnya. Even Yadnya implants are made of Khadira.
  • It is useful as a toothbrush.
  • It brings stability to the body.
  • The decoction is effective in diabetes and urinary tract disorders.
  • It treats skin diseases very well.

Astronomical Information of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Almost all astronomers agree that Yogathara of Mrigashira is Meissa or Lambda Orionis.
  • It has about 28 times the Sun’s mass and 10 times the Sun’s radius.
  • It is a double star. The ring of nebulosity surrounds it.
  • It is a blue star and considered the hottest star.

Mrigashira Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Taurus (Vrishabh) Sign Mrigashira Nakshatra Bride

Gemini, Cancer, Scorpio, Aquarius

Sign (Rashi) Compatibility of Gemini (Mithuna) Rashi and Mrigashira Nakshatra Bride

Aries, Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius

Sign (Rashi) Compatibility of Taurus (Vrishabh) Rashi and Mrigashira Nakshatra Groom

Gemini, Cancer, Scorpio, Aquarius

Sign (Rashi)Compatibility of Gemini (Mithuna) Rashi and Mrigashira Nakshatra Groom

Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Sagittarius

Compatibility Factors of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Madhya or middle.
  • Gana (nature): Deva or God.
  • Yoni (animal symbol): Sarpa or Snake.
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Mrigashira Nakshatra: Challenges from animals or vehicles.
  • Result of first menses on Mrigashira Nakshatra: Good qualities, religious, liked by husband, committed and may have a son.
  • Result of performing shraddha on Mrigashira Nakshatra: Fame.
  • Beneficial activities on Mrigashira: Travelling, beginning of new construction, plantation, marketing, digging a well or a borewell, begin learning dance, starting a new job, monetary investment, ploughing, sowing seeds, Vaman, Virechan, Shiramokshan, and entering a new property.
  • Beneficial samskara or ceremonies on Mrigashira: Naming, haircut, shave, manicure, pedicure, threading, piercing, intercourse for progeny, first solid feeding to baby, first shave of a baby, start learning a new subject, threading ceremony, Anugraha, Deeksha and wedding.

Remedies of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Mrigashira natives need to do abhishekam on a Shiva linga atleast twice a month if they can.
  • You must do it yourself and not by a priest because if you are hungry it is you who has to eat not the priest.
  • Being related to Parvati, worshipping Shiva becomes the simplest and the best remedy for them.
  • The other remedy is to have a brass snake, and deer in one’s pooja room in the eastern direction of the home or the deer can also be in the southern direction.
  • Deer represents something that moves quick, peaceful, and elegant.
  • Such natives will see fastened pace of work in their life while the serpent in East will increase their intuition and spiritual devotion.
Feed Wild deer meat or food from jungle e.g. Honey or roots
Donate Kheer or payasam
Vratham Somavara Vratham, Vata Pournima Vratham, Kojagiri Pournima
Vedic Sooktham Pavamana Sooktham

Remedies for Mrigashira Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Caste of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • The caste of this Nakshatra is farmer/servant.
  • A farmer’s job is to grow crops, reap & sow.
  • They are the main providers that satisfy our hunger no matter we get it from a grocery store, restaurant or cooking at home; it’s all produced by the farmer.
  • Mrigashira natives are always looking to provide the world or family, not just in the material sense but a pathway on living.
  • Any Nakshatra with this caste will do the same with their own theme.
  • Mrigashira natives will search for answers and give it to the world, this is their duty, which is why they are servants of the world.

Sound of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Ve- pada 1, Vo- pada 2, Kaa- pada 3, Kee- pada 4, Sound has an extremely important role to play with nakshatra.
  • Everything we do, say, buy, wear, drive has a name attached to it known as brand.
  • One must look at their chart with an accurate time of birth and see where the Nakshatra of Mrigashira is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Taurus/Gemini.
  • If someone is with Capricorn ascendant, then the 5th house would be Taurus, where the first two padas of Mrigashira would reside while the last two padas would be in the sign of Gemini; using such brands or name that starts with such sounds would be beneficial for one’s children, education, fame, sports, creative performances and politics.
  • It is also important to see, where the Lord of the Nakshatra is placed in the birth chart because activating such names, symbols or brands in one’s life will activate that planet which rules these sounds.

Quality of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • They are the main providers that satisfy our hunger no matter we get it from a grocery store, restaurant or cooking at home. Mrigashira is a Mridu Nakshatra, which means its good for doing activities like search, research, sexual activities, pleasure, date night, attainment of pleasurable things or anything that gives you pleasure.
  • This Nakshatra is best for searching for vacation spots, restaurants, places where you can find pleasure. It is a good day to go for a date night because you will search and seek for pleasure with the partner as Parvati did with Shiva.
  • When you want to begin a research project in science, astronomy, astrology or technology it should be initiated when Moon is in the Gemini side of Mrigashira because you are now seeking information than pleasure.

Summary of Mrigashira Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha Ruler Mangal (Mars)
Symbol Deer
Deity Chandra (the Moon)
Rulership Fragrant articles, garments, aquatic products, flowers, fruits, gems, foresters (or forest dwellers), birds, beasts, those who partake in Soma juice (in sacrifices), musicians, lovers, and carriers of letters.
Work profile Community helper, Service provider
Moon in Mrigashira One is fickle-minded, ingenious, shy, energetic, wealthy, and a great epicure.
Activity Passive
Caste Servant
Direction Level/Sideways
Gender Neuter
Nadi Pitta
Nature Mridu (soft)
Quality Tamasic
Yoni Serpent
Specie Devata
Tattva Earth
Purushartha Moksha or enlightenment

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Animal of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Female Cobra

Which Rashi is Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Taurus and Gemini

What is Special about Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Mrigashira is a Mridu Nakshatra, which means its good for doing activities
like search, research, sexual activities, pleasure, date night, attainment of
pleasurable things or anything that gives you pleasure

Who is the Lord of Mrigashira Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Soma, The Moon God

What is the Symbol of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Antelope’s head

What is the Gana of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Deva (Divine)

What is the Quality of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Mridu (Soft)

What is the Caste of Mrigashira Nakshatra?


What is the Bird of Mrigashira Nakshatra?


What is the Tree of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Cutch tree

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