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Mrigasira Nakshatra

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.
Moon in Mrigashira : One is fickle minded, ingenious, shy, energetic, wealthy and a great epicure.

Attributes :MrigashiraNakshatra extends from 23’20” inVrishabha Rashi up to 6’40” in Mithun. The word Mriga represents forests, gardens, asearch, a seeking to find, to roam about in the forests and a hunter, toseek, 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. To seek as the primary characteristic of the star, to discover hidden treasures after the churning of the Sea, the SamudraManthan 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 RabindraNath comes to mind. His Janma Lagna was Meena with Chandra there and Guru was in Karkata Rashi.

Because of this yoga RabindraNath had something like physical translucence which was object of admiration all the world over, wherever people met. Also, at the same time his poetry enthralled the whole world. Chandra is a sub-Graha around the earth and that is why the influence of Chandra on all that happens in the earth is so paramount. And again that is why the influence of Chandra on both the body and mind is simultaneously so very great.Shukra and Chandra both are female grahas (planets) with the difference that while Chandra is the Lord of motherhood and maternal instincts, Shukra is the lord of feminine beauty, the structure of feminine form, the physical excellence of women and all. In the former, there is elegance and dignity of the female while in the latter, the physical beauty and the lure of feminine form which leads a male captive, dominates. Chandra is the lord of marine products and of medicines; that it was from the sea that Chandra rose. And it is to Chandra that the influences and causalities have to be traced.

Brihat    Samhita: When Saturn transits Mrgasirsa, misfortune befalls the people of the Vatsa country, sacrificers, officiating priests at sacrifices, noble persons and the middle country.

Pada descriptions:

  • Those born in the first pada are well built, monied, killers of father, serve the king, are afraid of family and always thinking about the next world.
  • Those born in the second pada are pleasant, neutrals, perform religious functions, knowledgeable, enjoyers, stingy and without progeny. But they are also said to have children and grand children and daring; peaceful and know the inner depths of others’ mind.
  • Those born in the third pada are givers, wise, knowers of the meaning of scriptures, truthful and pure in mind. They live with the king.
  • Those born in the last pada hate others, sexy, endowed with many children, with injured head, always sick, fools and daring.
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