Nakshatra

Mrigashira Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

People born in Mrigashira nakshatra are friendly, Sincere, Easily Trusting of Others, Gain several Friends, Large Social Circle with it, Attractive to Potential Romantic Partners Chasing What is of Interest, Always Ever Seeking, Lover of Travel, 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.

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Mrigashira Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Deer
The symbol for Mrigshira (Mrigasheersha) is Deer and the deity of Mrigasheersha is the Moon.

Deity: The Soma
The deity of Mrigashirsha is Soma. ‘Sa’ means a juice produced from grinding. Soma indicates a plant or a creeper. Soma is also one of the names of the Moon. Soma is a master of great Mantra or chanting. He can get the principle at the level of understanding. 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, and we will learn more about this meaning in the coming pages.

Vedic Story
The deity of Mrigashirsha is Soma, Chandra, or the Moon. Chandra is a young, beautiful, fair, and two-armed deity. According to some references from Rhugvedha, the chariot of Moon is driven by antelopes. Antelopes are deer-like species. You may observe this in the above picture.
Moon is the father of Budha. He had an affair with the wife of Bruhaspathi andBudha was born. He also received a curse from Lord Ganesha because he laughed at the lord.

Range53⁰ 20” - 66⁰ 40”
RashiTauras&Gemini (Vrishabh & Mithuna)
YogatharaMeissa or Lambda Orioni
PositionNorth of Mrugasheersha
Apparent magnitude3.66
Latitude-13⁰ 22” 12’
Longitude59⁰ 50” 59’
Right ascension5h34m51.7s
Declination9⁰ 55” 52’

Characteristics of Mrigashira Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal of this nakshatra is a female snake. We will talk about the symbolism of this Nakshatra later, which is a head of deer, but the soul of this nakshatra is a Cobra.
  • They have very similar attitude to a male snake but more private, secluded and submissive. Just like the Rohini snake Mrigashira is all about eloping when given a chance.
  • They want to break all restriction 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 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 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 nakshatra.
  • 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 nakshatra 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 the 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 people, like Rohini, will either elope or have an affair with a person whom they will fall deep in love with.
  • Women with this nakshatra have the tendency of having premarriage children, even in a conservative society they may get pregnant 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 previous relationship.
  • In this 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 people having affinity with Moon, especially crescent moon.
  • They will even draw crescent moon subconsciously on a board in the class or at their work. I have seen many such people being fascinated with looking at Moon at night, been big fans of Apollo program, which landed man on the Moon, and during crescent moon days are highly sexually active.
  • When we look at Soma it sounds like a divine drink, which everyone of us have looked or thought about at one point in our life.
  • In reality these people do not really get the elixir of mortality but elixir to escape.
  • Mrigashira people are prone to addictive substances like alcohol, drugs, DMT, 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 simple do it subconsciously by using their current situation as an excuse; but its this chasing of elixir that ultimately leads in 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, 4 th, or 8 th house is when 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 are actually spiritualist.
  • Mrigashira nakshatra connects earth element of Taurus to air element of Gemini, which makes a big difference on the two sides.
  • One is a seeker of pleasure of earth or material resources while the other seek pleasure of information to reach the final elixir.
  • The symbolism of this nakshatra is a deer’s head.
  • Deers are extremely good with smells, runs fast, gets spooked, constantly searches for food in the forest, run away as soon as they notice you and are highly reproductive.
  • How do we transfer all this in real life? 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 very beautiful 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 people 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 yes, 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.
  • What this shows us that Mrigashira person has to go through many fail 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 person 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 its something they want to buy or someone they like.
  • They will always some how stalk until they have them. This nakshatra strangely loves eating wild game meat or exotic meat because it takes place in the searching path of a jungle.
  • Mrigashira and Ardra nakshatra both have similar food taste if they eat meat.

Attributes of Mrigashira Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Mrigashira Nakshatra extends from 23'20" in Rishabha Rashi up to 6'40" in 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 luster of the face, because of Chandra.
  • To seek as the star's primary characteristic, to discover hidden treasures after the churning of the Sea, the Samudra Manthan of the Hindu Mythology, the mother, motherly conduct that is to say maternal instincts, self-sacrifice without hope of requital, etc.
  • 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, both derivatives from Chandra, the horoscope of Rabindra Nath comes to mind.
  • His
    Janma Lagna was Meena with Chandra there and Guru was in Karkata 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 person born in Mrigashira Nakshatra will be fickle-minded, will have a broad body, will be sickly, prone to several accidents in boyhood, enthusiastic, and will have many enemies and miseries.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If at a person's birth, the Moon be in (Mrigasirsha), he will be soft-hearted, wandering, squint-eyed, love-sick, and ailing.
  • According to Sage Narada: One born in Mrigasira 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: One born under the star Mrigasirsa becomes fickle, clever, timid, eloquent, Wealthy, and endowed with sensual pleasures.

Mrigashira Nakshatra Pada Description

Mrigashira Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are well built, monied, killers of the father, serve the king, are afraid of family, and always thinking about the next world.
  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are Ego is Strongly Intertwined With the Need to Discover, Passionate In Life, Natural Explorer Intellectual, Well Educated.
  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra seek life's meaning through Creative Self Expression, Natural Born Artist, Singer, Writer.
  • Those born in the first pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are Creating great works through Understanding Life, Directing, Screen Plays, Producer, Song Writing, Poets.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • 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 daring; peaceful, and know the inner depths of others' mind.
  • Those born in the second pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are Communicative, Mental Abilities, Writers, Satirical, Humorous, Quiet, Reserved Valuing Cleanliness, Finding a Routine.
  • Those born in the second pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are  Perfectionist, Searching for Flaws, Always Looking to Fix Things Looking to Express Oneself Through making a Perfect Creative Work, All of the Creative Work is Self Scrutinized, Never Good Enough, Always A Work In Progress Seeking Ways to be Healthier.
  • Those born in the second
    pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are Looking for Organization, Seeking Efficiency in Life Nervous, Anxious, Obsessive-Compulsive, Expecting the Best, Alienating Others Through Judgments, Seeking Impossible Perfections.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are givers, wise, knowers of scriptures' meaning, truthful and pure in mind. They live with the king.
  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are Intellectual Seeking, Seeking Mental Connections, Intellectual Relationships Creativity is Business Minded.
  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are Creative talents applied toward Business Business Partnerships that help inspire, Diplomatic Situations Are Needed, Balanced Partnerships Bring Results, Relationships Needed for Inspiration Working in Cultured Fields, Social Media Work.
  • Those born in the third pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are Blogging, Projects with Others, Fashion, Group Advertising Unbalanced Partnerships Hurt Confidence in Ideas, Co-Dependence Issues.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Those born in the last pada of Mrigashira Nakshatra are hated others, sexy, endowed with many children, with injured head, always sick, fools, 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 Eye.
  • 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 7 - Jun 20) for Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Sun enters Mrigashiraon Jun 7 and stays there till Jun 20. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Mrigashira Nakshatra. During this period, Monsoon gets activated throughout India. Like we learned some time ago, 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. Here you would have understood how the same word is applied in various contexts. 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

A tree for Mrigashira 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 ofMrigashira 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.

Remedies for Mrigashira Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

FeedWild deer meat or food from jungle e.g. Honey or roots
DonateKheer or payasam
VrathamSomavara Vratham, Vata Pournima Vratham, Kojagiri Pournima
Vedic SookthamPavamana Sooktham

Mrigashira Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Vrishabh Sign Mrigashira Nakshatra Bride

Gemini, Cancer, Scorpio, Aquarius

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

Aries, Taurus, Leo, Virgo, Sagittarius, Aquarius

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

Gemini, Cancer, Scorpio, Aquarius

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

Aries, Taurus, Virgo, Sagittarius

Nakshatra Compatibility of Vrishabh Rashi and Mrigashira Nakshatra

Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini
  • Gemini: Mrigashira*, Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Uttara
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta*
  • Libra: Swati, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshtha
  • Capricorn: Uttarashadha, Shravana
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Poorvabhadrapada
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadrapada, Revati*

Nakshatra Compatibility of Mithuna Rashi and Mrigashira Nakshatra

Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini*, Bharani, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashira
  • Gemini: Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Uttara*
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra
  • Libra: Swati*, Vishakha
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha, Uttarashadha
  • Capricorn: Uttarashadha, Shravana
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Poorvabhadrapada
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadhrapada, Revati*

Nakshatra Compatibility of Vrishabh Rashi and Mrigashira Nakshatra

Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini
  • Gemini: Mrigashira, Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Magha, Uttara
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta*
  • Libra: Swati*, Vishakha
  • Scorpio: Vishakha, Anuradha, Jyeshta
  • Capricorn: Uttarashada, Shravana*
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Poorvabhadrapada
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadrapada, Revati*

Nakshatra Compatibility of Mithuna Rashi and Mrigashira Nakshatra

Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani, Krittika
  • Taurus: Krittika, Rohini, Mrigashira
  • Gemini: Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Leo: Magha, Poorva, Uttara*
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra
  • Libra: Swati*, Vishakha
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha, Uttarashada
  • Capricorn: Uttarashada, Shravana
  • Aquarius: Shatabhisha, Poorvabhadrapada
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadrapada, Revati

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.

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 people are always looking to provide the world or family, not just in material sense but a pathway on living.
  • Any nakshatra with this caste will do the same with their own theme.
  • Mrigashira native 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 attach to it known as brand.
  • One must look at their chart with 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 5 th house would be Taurus, where first two padas of Mrigashira would reside while 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 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 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.

Quality of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • They are the main providers that satisfy our hunger no matter we get it from a grocery store, restaurant or 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 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.

Remedies for the Native of Mrigashira Nakshatra

  • Mrigashira native 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, worshiping 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 fasten pace of work in their life while the serpent in East will increase their intuition and spiritual devotion.

Summary of Mrigashira Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerMangal (Mars)
Symboldeer
DeityChandra (the Moon)
RulershipFragrant 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 profileCommunity helper, Service provider
Moon in Mrigashira One is fickle-minded, ingenious, shy, energetic, wealthy, and a great epicure.
ActivityPassive
CasteServant
Directionlevel/Sideways
GenderNeuter
NadiPitta
NatureMridu (soft)
QualityTamasic
YoniSerpent
SpecieDevata
TattvaEarth
PurusharthaMoksha or enlightenment

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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?

Mars

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?

Farmer/Servant

What is the Bird of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Hen

What is the Tree of Mrigashira Nakshatra?

Cutch tree