Moola Nakshatra

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Moola Nakshatra

Moola Nakshatra Mythology & Secrets in Vedic Astrology                  

                         मूला नक्षत्रं नागराजसुता वैभवदायिनी,
                         गह्वरे स्थिता ज्ञानमयी ज्येष्ठरूपिणी।
                           उद्धता क्रोधवशा संसारभ्रमणी,
                          मूला नक्षत्रं ज्योतिषे शुभविभागः॥
    Moola Nakshatra, the daughter of Nagaraja, bestower of prosperity, 
   Residing in the depths, filled with wisdom, assuming the form of Jyeshtha.
            Rising with anger, wandering in the cycles of existence, 
             Moola Nakshatra is an auspicious division in astrology.

RANGE:  00° 00’ – 13° 20’ Sagittarius


SYMBOL:  Bunch of Roots



ORIENTATION:  Facing downward

QUALITY:  Sharp and dreadful

COLOUR:  Bright yellow

The Sanskrit word Mula translates to ‘The Root’ or ‘The Foundation.’ This nakshatra is ruled by the deity of procreation and is associated with the planet Ketu. Ketu is the planet that is associated with our past lives or roots. This is exactly what Mula nakshatra represents. Individuals under this nakshatra want to understand the roots or origin of everything, Mula is also associated with the fierce goddess kali who wears a skull of heads around her neck and destroys all evil forces.The nakshatra of Mula is ruled by several deities, Nirutti, Rakhshasa, and Mahakali. According to mythology, during Samudramanthan, when the ocean milk was churned between demigoddess and demons, first came the poison. From the surface of that poison came the elder sister of goddess Lakshmi Jyeshta was born also known as dhumavati or Nirutti. Nirutti was exactly the opposite of goddess Laxmi. She was ugly, dark complexion, unattractive body. After the birth of Jyestha Laxmi was born from the same ocean. Jyestha was married to sage Dussaha. Sage Dussaha started regretting this marriage and left Jyeshta. Jyestha got jealous and cursed goddess Laxmi. Laxmi took pity on her and gave her a special place and took an oath. She decided to curse every household where poverty, grief, and sorrows are not honoured or made fun of. She decided to leave every household where the poor are ridiculed.

The moola is the constellation that is at the core of the Milky Way. The individuals have a strong connection to their past life. This nakshatra is influenced by the planets Jupiter and Ketu. Jupiter is the planet of wealth, higher wisdom, and knowledge and Ketu is the planet associated with moksha, detachment, and enlightenment. These individuals walk on the path of Dharma and are true to their spiritual beliefs.These natives are generally seen in the field of research. Natives under this nakshatra are generally very angry making them land into problems. This nakshatra can also cause an extreme reversal of situations, from ‘rags to riches.’ Individuals under this nakshatra can enjoy the highest of materialistic pleasures. Although, the involvement of Ketu with this nakshatra can cause extreme emotional fluctuations.

The four Quarters or Padas of Moola  Nakshatra

Moola Nakshatra 1st Pada (0°00' to 3°20' Sagittarius, ruled by Mars):

The first pada of Moola is influenced by Mars, adding energy, enthusiasm, and courage to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada are dynamic, action-oriented, and possess a strong drive to succeed. They are determined and may face challenges head-on. They have a pioneering spirit and are not afraid to take risks. They possess leadership qualities and may have a desire for personal growth and exploration.

Moola Nakshatra 2nd Pada (3°20' to 6°40' Sagittarius, ruled by Venus):

The second pada of Moola is governed by Venus, bringing charm, grace, and a love for beauty to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada have a natural aesthetic sense and appreciate art, music, and culture. They have good social skills and can build harmonious relationships. They possess a diplomatic nature and can navigate through different situations with ease. They value balance and harmony in their personal and professional lives.

Moola Nakshatra 3rd Pada (6°40' to 10°00' Sagittarius, ruled by Mercury):

The third pada of Moola is influenced by Mercury, adding intellectual abilities, analytical thinking, and communication skills to this Nakshatra. Individuals born in this pada are intellectually sharp, logical, and possess good problem-solving abilities. They have a curious and inquisitive mind, always seeking knowledge and understanding. They have effective communication skills and can express their thoughts clearly. They may excel in professions that require analysis, research, or intellectual pursuits.

Moola Nakshatra 4th Pada (10°00' to 13°20' Sagittarius, ruled by Moon):

The fourth pada of Moola is ruled by the Moon, adding emotional sensitivity, intuition, and nurturing qualities to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada are compassionate, empathetic, and have a nurturing nature. They are deeply connected to their emotions and the emotions of others. They possess strong instincts and rely on their intuition in decision-making. They value their relationships and may prioritize the well-being of their loved ones.

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