Mrigashira Nakshatra is the fifth nakshatra and follows Rohini Nakshatra. Mrigashira zodiac range is from 23o 20’ Taurus to 6o 40’ Gemini: Therefore, the earth sign Taurus and the air sign Gemini influence the energy of this nakshatra. This nakshatra main theme is about the thrill of the chase. However, once the object of desire is acquired, the chase starts over again. Therefore, people with Mrigashira strong in their chart are on a never-ending chase after a dream, goal, object, or person.
Mrigashira Nakshatra Name
Mrigashira name means Deer Head; Consequently, the wandering and searching traits of a deer influence the nature of this nakshatra. Deer are also known to be gentle, divine, and magical creatures. So, there is enchantment energy associated with Mrigashira nakshatra.
Mrigashira Nakshatra Constellation
Mrigashira Nakshatra is associated with four stars in the Orion constellation. These four stars are called Pi2 0rionis, Pi3 0rionis, Pi4 0rionis and Bellatrix. Surprisingly these four stars form the shape of a bow which symbolizes hunting. However, among the four stars, Bellatrix illuminates the brightness and is located on the left shoulder of Orion. Orion is located in an area known as the ‘hunter in the sky’.
Mrigashira Nakshatra Symbol
Mrigashira Nakshatra symbol is a Deer or Antelope’s head. Antelopes and deer share similar traits and characteristics. Deer are constantly searching, wandering, and roaming around. Therefore, Mrigashira Nakshatra shares the same qualities of a deer. People born with the influence of this nakshatra are always on a searching quest.
Deity Soma (Moon God) Ruling Planet Mars
Mrigashira Nakshatra ruling deity is Soma (Moon). The quality of the Moon relates to changeability, sensuality, lust, sensitivity, and perception. These qualities are part of this Mrigashira nakshatra. Soma is also the name of the elixir of the Gods which grants them powers and immortality (ageless). Because of this Soma (Moon) also relates to liquids and youthfulness.
Mrigashira Nakshatra ruling planet is Mars. The planet Mars is energetic, active, fiery, and exerts energy. Mrigashira natives are always active and exert their energy on never-ending search quests. So, Mars is the perfect planet to represent Mrigashira Nakshatra.
Nature and Behavior of Mrigashira Nakshatra People
Mrigashira nakshatra energy is a combination of the planet Mars, the ruling deities Soma (Moon), and the main symbol of an Antelope’s head (Deer). Therefore, people with Mrigashira nakshatra strong in their chart will express the qualities of this nakshatra powerfully. When Mrigashira is strong in your chart this means your Sun, Moon, Ascendant, or Atmakaraka is in Mrigashira nakshatra.
Mrigashira people love chasing after something. They love the thrill of searching and hunting. Therefore, they are on a never-ending chase after a dream, goal, objective, or desire. However, once they have accomplished or obtained what they were chasing after, the search starts all over again. It is the thrill of the chase they love, and not the objective.
Both men and women can enjoy the thrill of shopping and collecting. When shopping Mrigashira people love to search for the best deal or rare items. They know how to hunt for the best bargain. Also, Mrigashira people love to collect items. They can have a fascination with collection coins, baseball cards, shoes, rare jewelry, precious stones, or anything that puts them on the chase. Again, it is not about the actual item, it is all about the excitement of finding it. This is why they make exceptional bounty hunters, secret shoppers, animal hunters, gold miners, or digging for hidden knowledge. The mars energy stimulates them with excitement and enthusiasm. Because of the energy of mars, they are always driven to search and search again.
Because Soma (Moon) rules Mrigashira their searching can be an obsession. This is because in ancient Mythology Soma (Moon) was obsessed with his wife Rohini (fourth nakshatra). If a Mrigashira native has a crush on someone, they will obsessively hunter that person to the end of the world. However, once they finally get the person, they often lose interest. However, If you have your Darakaraka in Mrigashira Nakshatra this means your spouse will chase you.
Mrigashira people love to change eye color. Women like wearing different colors of eyeshadow, mascara, eyelashes, or eye jewelry. On the other hand, men will wear contacts to change their eye color. Also, the eye color of men and women may seem to change naturally.
When a Mrigashira native gets married, they may decide to elope instead of having a traditional wedding. This is because in the mythology Soman (ruling deity) eloped with Tara the wife of Brihaspati. Also, Mrigashira people will have to go through several failed relationships before they find the right person. After marriage, a Mrigashira person’s hopes, wishes, and dreams magically manifest.
Mrigashira people enjoy aromatherapy and pure scents. They enjoy scented candles, essential oils, pure perfumes, natural incense, and fresh flowers. They love to fumigate their home and environment with fragrances. The pure smell of fragrances raises their vibration and boosts their confidence. Their noses are sensitive, and they have a high sense of smell. Mrigashira people must always buy the highest and best quality of fragrance, anything that is artificial can hurt their nose and cause allergies.
Sun in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Sun in Mrigashira influences personality, career, authority, and father with the energy of Mrigashira (searching, chasing, collecting, restlessness, creativity)
Sun in Mrigashira Nakshatra people love the thrill of the chase, especially in their career. They enjoy the type of work that involves searching, seeking, exploring, and going after something. Any career that puts them on the hunt is ideal for these people. This is why they make wonderful spies, researchers, world explorers, collectors. These people especially enjoy chasing a position on the job or a career goal. However, once they achieve the desired career goal the chase starts over again. To have longevity in a career these individuals have to always have to be on the chase. Therefore, they should work in a career in which they are always obtaining small objectives; this will keep these individuals interested in the work. On the other hand, since Sun represents father, and this is a chasing nakshatra; the father played many chasing games with the native when they were a child. Also, for males, this can signify the male natives played chasing games with their children or a particular child.
Sun is the karaka of career and Mrigashira zodiac range is in Taurus and Gemini Therefore, a person with Sun in Mrigashira Nakshatra can have a profession in Artistic Pursuits: Painter, Poetry, Writer, Novelists, Crafters, Musicians, Singers, Actors. Traveling Professions, Travel Agents, World Travelers, Tour Guide, Map reader, and maker. Aromatherapy, Scented oils, and Fragrance Travel by road; Truck Driver, Taxi driver, All Driving Services like Uber or Lyft. All Searching and Chasing Jobs: Treasure Hunters, Spies, Bounty Hunters, Collectors.
Moon in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Moon in Mrigashira influences mind, emotions, desire, home, comforts, mother with the energy of Mrigashira.
Both Ranges (Taurus and Gemini): Moon in Mrigashira Nakshatra people have wandering and restless minds. It is hard for them to concentrate on one thought because their minds wander from one idea to the next. This is because Moon represents the mind and Mrigashira is restless; therefore, they have restless minds. Nevertheless, In the Gemini range, their mind is focused on traveling, communication, and movement. The Gemini range also inspired natives with a searching mental curiosity, their minds are focused on learning and mental interest. With Moon in the Gemini range, they put their mind to good use researching and exploring new subjects. On the other hand, in the Taurus range, their minds are focused on exploring and chasing after ways to make money and accumulate resources. This also shows that as a small child their family was constantly traveling, moving from place to place, or being active in their hometown.
Moon is the significator of Mother: The mother has a restless energy and enjoys moving around. The mother has creative talents and could be an artist. In addition, the mother enjoys aromatherapy and essential oil. Mother could have eloped instead of having a traditional marriage. Mother also enjoys changing eye color and wears colored eyeshadow or eye jewelry or anything that embellishes her naturally beautiful eyes. Mother could have played chasing games with you. Or for women, the female native played chasing games with children.
Mercury in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Mercury is in a friend sign in the Taurus range and Mercury is in its own sign in the Gemini range: However, Mercury is enemies with Mars (Mrigashira ruling planet).
Both Ranges (Taurus and Gemini): Mercury in Mrigashira Nakshatra people have restless mental curiosity. They love researching and collecting information. On the other hand, in the Taurus range, they have natural intelligence to manage money and resources. Their mental curiosity regarding money and finance is never at rest. Because of this, they make wonderful financial managers, bankers, and investors. In the Gemini rage, Mercury in Mrigashira individuals are naturally intelligent. They use their mental gifts in researching and education exploration. However, when they communicate, they have the habit of jumping from one topic to the next. In conversations, they like to talk about a variety of different topics instead of staying on one subject. Because of this, they can do well on social media platforms (blogs, YouTube, Twitter, Instagram) that keep people UpToDate on the current news or gossip. In the Gemini range, these individuals are prone to drive too fast. They enjoy the speed of movement and can be practitioners of Martial Arts, Karate, Judo, and Athletic Sports.
Friends, Family, and Younger Siblings (karaka of Mercury) are very active moving around and exploring life. These people call you up inviting you on the next adventures (vacation, road trip, or a night into town). However, since Mercury is enemies with Mars (planet of war) Mercury in Mrigashira people can get into arguments with friends, family, and especially younger siblings.
Venus in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Venus in Mrigashira influences marriage, relationships, passion, creativity, artistic talents with the energy of Mrigashira (searching, chasing, collecting, restlessness, creativity)
A Venus in Mrigashira Nakshatra person is passionate about chasing a desire, dream, goal, or a romantic interest. They are devoted to the chase and going after what they desire; However, once they get the object of their desire (person, goal, objective); they lose interest and the passion of chasing (something or someone) starts all over again.
Venus is the karaka for marriage for both males and females: A Venus in Mrigashira can elope instead of having a traditional marriage. This is because the ruling deity Chandra (Moon) eloped with the wife of Jupiter, Tara.
Venus is the karaka for wife in a male’s chart: The wife can be the one who chases you (husband) to the ends of the earth. Men seem to attract women who come after them, they can even have a few stalkers. However, if Venus is your Atmakaraka or ascendant lord the male enjoys chasing his wife or lover. Please also read Darakaraka Mrigashira in this article.
Venus relates to creativity talents: Creative projects come with an obsession for the hunt. When making something these individuals enjoy shopping for the perfect piece to complete their project. Once they collect all the pieces and complete the project, they start a new project and hunter for new items. For instance, if making jewelry a Venus is Mrigashira person spend hours searching for the perfect beads and gemstones. On the other hand, creative projects can be collecting items as art. For instance, these individuals can be coin collectors, art collectors, or collectors of baseball cards.
Mars in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Mars in Mrigashira influences passion, drive, exertion of energy, siblings, with the energy of Mrigashira. The planet Mars is the ruling planet of Mrigashira; therefore, Mars is strong here and it magnifies the qualities of this nakshatra.
Mars in Mrigashira Nakshatra people are restless they have an instinctive nature to always be on the go. This is because Mars represents drive, motivation, and energy. As a result, these individuals are unable to sit still for long. They have to be constantly moving around or moving their physical body. They exert this restless energy into anything that puts them or the chase. Mars in Mrigashira people love being involved in physical sports and hobbies that involve chasing (football, basketball, games of tag, etc.) On the other hand, Mars is the karaka of siblings: Growing up the natives and their siblings’ played games of chase. The game ‘hide and go seek’ could have been a favorite game the individual played with their siblings.
Jupiter in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Jupiter in Mrigashira influences children, higher education, advisors, money, and husband (for women) with the energy of Mrigashira.
People with Jupiter in Mrigashira Nakshatra children (or a particular child) are unable to sit still for long. Children have to be moving around or searching for a particular toy. He or she enjoys games like tag, hide and good seek treasure hunting or any game that involves chasing after someone or something. It is also possible that Mrigashira natives can have children before marriage. This goes back to the mythology of Soma (Moon) who conceived an illegitimate child (Mercury) with Tara (The Wife of Jupiter).
Jupiter is the Husband in a women’s chart: The husband can be the one who chases you (wife) to the ends of the earth. Women seem to attract men who come after them, they can even have a few stalkers or fans. Nevertheless, if Venus is your Atmakaraka or ascendant lord the wife enjoys chasing her husband or lover. Please also read Darakaraka Mrigashira in this article.
Advisors, Mentors, Counselors, and Teachers love to hunt down a Jupiter in Mrigashira person. As a result, teachers and advisors love to chase these natives and give them advice or preach to them. For instance, if a Mrigashira person runs into a teacher in the school hallway, the teacher chases after them to give advice, pointers, or instruction regarding a new homework assignment.
Saturn in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Saturn in Mrigashira relates to hard work, delay, discipline, and patient. In addition, Saturn represents success after hard work, delay, and persistence:
Both Ranges (Taurus and Gemini): Saturn in Mrigashira Nakshatra people money and communication can be delayed. This is because Taurus relates to our voice and Gemini relates to communication abilities. So, voice (Taurus) and communication (Gemini) is delayed (Saturn). Also, Taurus the natural 2nd house represents money which is suppressed by Saturn. Nevertheless, these individuals learn how to communicate more effectively and make money when Saturn matures (at 36) or when Saturn returns to its natal placement in the birth chart. In the Taurus range, Native will have to work hard for their money. Their finance can be delayed until Saturn matures. However, in the Gemini range, communication can be suppressed. When these natives communicate, they may carefully choose their words or talk very little. When they do desire to talk their words can come across and cold or blunt to others. Nevertheless, as a child, their speech could have been delayed in which they talked at a later age.
When these people go searching after something prolonged. That is to say, they can search or chase after something for years. This is because Saturn represents longevity and Mrigashira is the chase. So, the chase has longevity.
Rahu in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Rahu in Mrigashira relates to shortcuts, rule breakers, the unexpected, explosion, foreign, material world, and illusions with the energy of Mrigashira.
Rahu in Mrigashira Nakshatra people likes to take shortcuts when chasing after a dream or goal. They desire to achieve their goal and objectives in as little time as possible. If they had the power, they would open up a magical portal to get where they want to go in as little time as possible. If they have a business idea, they will want to learn the shortest way of reaching their goal. On the other hand, both Rahu and Mrigashira represent dissatisfaction. That is to say, it doesn’t matter how big of a goal they reach these individuals will continue to be on the chase for an even bigger goal. Rahu is also about the unexpected, at a drop of a pin these natives can be unexpectedly on the hunt for something.
These people love chasing after illusions or the unknown worlds. These are the type of people who can be UFO hunters, Ghost investigators, or investigators of the occult world. The illusionary energy combined with the searching qualities of Mrigashira compels the native to seek out anything foreign or out of the ordinary (Rahu).
Ketu in Mrigashira Nakshatra
Ketu in Mrigashira Nakshatra relates to past lives, detachment, mysticism, spirituality, seclusion, introverts, investigation, research, and nonattachment to worldly desires with the energy of Mrigashira.
Ketu in Mrigashira Nakshatra people had a past life experience dealing with chasing after someone or something. This is because Ketu represents past life experiences. Therefore, individuals can be very unattached from the excitement of searching, seeking, and exploring the physical world. Ketu internalizes things, so these native chases can be spiritual ones. They are spiritual seekers and explorers of mystic subjects. They can seek out places of seclusion and isolation like caves, deserts, and remote locations to get Intune with their inner world. In the Taurus range, they are very unattached when it comes to making money. In the Gemini range, they choose not to engage in lower conversations like gossip.
Complete List of the 27 Nakshatras
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