Mrigshirsha Nakshatra

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Mrigshirsha Nakshatra

Mrigshirsha Nakshatra Mythology & Secrets in Vedic Astrology              

                मृगशीर्षा नक्षत्रं वनदेवी प्रियङ्गवल्लभा, वृषभरूपा सौभाग्यप्रदायिनी।
               विशालचक्षुः सौम्यरूपधारिणी च, मृगशीर्षा नक्षत्रं ज्योतिषे शुभविभागः॥
  Mrigashirsha Nakshatra, beloved of the forest goddess, adorned with Priyangavalli flowers, 
           Manifesting as the form of a bull, bestower of auspiciousness.
                 With large, expressive eyes and a gentle appearance, 
            Mrigashirsha Nakshatra is an auspicious division in astrology.

RANGE:  23° 20’ Taurus - 06° 40’ Gemini


SYMBOL:  Deer Head



ORIENTATION:  Forward Facing

QUALITY:  Light and Swift

COLOUR:  Silver

The Sanskrit word ‘Mrig’ means searching. The nakshatra of Mrigashira is associated with searching, seeking, or investigating. The deity of this Nakshatra is the Moon or Soma. Soma is associated with Amrit which is the elixir of life, it has a healing property. Soma is, therefore, the god of immortality. The moon represents nutrition or nourishment.

The primary goddess associated with the nakshatra of Mrigashira is Devi Parvati (Shiva’s beloved wife). According to Hindu mythology, Devi Parvati married Shiva going against the will of her father Daksha. Daksha was against the marriage of Shiva and Parvati. Daksha arranged for a grand yagna and decided to invite everyone except Shiva and Parvati.

Parvati was deeply hurt after knowing this, she insisted Shiva go to the yagna along with her. Shiva denied going but allowed Parvati to visit her father. Daksha insulted Parvati and her beloved husband Shiva which made her take her own life. Angered by his wife’s death Shiva decided to destroy the yagna. To escape from the hands of shiva the yagna took the shape of a deer and flew into the sky. Shiva finally killed the yagna and its deer head got established among the star as Mrigashira nakshatra. When prominent planets transit the nakshatra of Mrigashira some sacrificing rituals take place. Individuals under the nakshatra are generally beautiful, attractive, soft-spoken, and humble. As this nakshatra is  associated with the Moon, the individuals are naturally attractive. They prefer to wander and be themselves. The planet of action Mars is associated with the nakshatra of Mrigashira for this reason, individuals are pretty active and workaholics. As the symbol suggests, Mrigashira Nakshatra is a searching nakshatra. Individuals under this nakshatra have a curious nature and are always in search of their answers. It is often seen that people who are in the fields of research have prominent Mrigashira nakshatra in their chart. These individuals find it difficult to trust someone before getting all their answers. They don’t have blind faith. The nakshatra of Mrigashira is associated with nourishment and comfort. This nakshatra tends to make an individual inclined towards materialistic pleasure. The Moon has lunar phases, which is associated with the fluctuating nature of the Moon. This further reflects the fickle-minded fluctuating nature of this nakshatra. These natives are very moody and often get distracted easily. When prominent planets are placed in the nakshatra of Mrigashira, the individuals have to search and find things related to that house or planet in their life. For example, when the 4th lord is placed in the nakshatra of Mrigashira the individual is always in search of happiness and comfort in their life.

Four Padas of Mrigashira

Mrigashira Nakshatra 1st Pada: This pada falls in the Leo Navamsa and is ruled by the Sun. Individuals born in this pada are creative and artistic. They pay great attention to their beauty and appearance. Education and learning hold importance in their lives, and they may pursue careers related to arts, fashion, or design. They have a strong desire for self-expression and may possess leadership qualities.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 2nd Pada: This pada falls in the Virgo Navamsa, ruled by Mercury. People born in this pada are communicative and possess strong mental capabilities. They have a witty and humorous nature. Their intelligence and analytical skills are their key strengths. They are inclined towards learning, research, and intellectual pursuits. Careers in fields like writing, teaching, or scientific research may be suitable for them.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 3rd Pada: This pada falls in the Libra Navamsa, ruled by Venus. Individuals born in this pada focus on relationships and harmony. They have a charming and sociable nature and value fairness and justice. They possess a creative and artistic flair and may excel in fields such as music, acting, or diplomacy. They have a balanced approach to life and strive to maintain harmonious connections with others.

Mrigashira Nakshatra 4th Pada: This pada falls in the Scorpio Navamsa, ruled by Mars. People born in this pada have intense and passionate personalities. They are curious and investigative in nature, always seeking deeper meaning and hidden truths. They possess a strong desire for transformation and may be drawn towards occult sciences or spiritual practices. They have a magnetic presence but need to be mindful of their possessive and controlling tendencies.

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