Nakshatra Mrigashira 23°20’ Taurus- 6°40’ Gemini is the fifth Nakshatra. The word “Mrigashira, translates to the “Deer’s Head”. One can make an obvious inference that this asterism’s nature and quality should be akin to that of a deer. Its other names are Saumya meaning “benevolent” or relating to Soma (Divine Nectar), Arghayani meaning “start of the year”, Chandra meaning Moon and Udupa, which also is another name for Moon; each reveal a part of Mrigashira’s functioning. Two padas of Mrigshira Nakshatra fall in Taurus sign, while the last two in Gemini sign.
Symbol For Nakshatra Mrigashira
It main symbol is a Deer.. The association with a deer makes this Nakshatra possess all deer like qualities such as timidity, lightness, fragility, fickleness, wandering etc. The deer is seen as a primarily lunar animal. In all ancient Vedic texts, deers are associated with gentle aspects of nature and often play major roles in romantic lures. Deers are portrayed as elusive, magical, divine and enchanting creatures.
Profession For Nakshatra Mrigashira
Those related with Travelers & Explorers, Psychics and Astrologers, Teachers especially those dealing with beginners, clerks and Commentators are Mrigshira person.
Artisans of all types, Singers & Musicians, Poets, Linguists, Romantic Novelists, Writers, Thinkers and Seekers.
Gemstone dealers, Dealers in Earth related products; Those involved in the Textile & Garment Industry, Fashion Designers & Trendsetters; Veterinarians; All professions dealing with animals as pets. Salespersons of all kinds, Advertising agencies; Administrators, Landscapers, Farmers & Gardeners, Forestry workers, Real Estate developers, Map makes & Navigators.
Planetary Ruler For Nakshatra Mrigashira
The Sun is the main ruler of this nakshatra, giving it a lot of energy, independence and power. Sun’s rulership indicates the penetrating insight, pride, ambition and self motivation which characterize Krittika. Just like the Sun, Krittika goes on about its Objectives in a straight and relentless fashion. The first pada is co-ruled by Mars. The combined energies of the two military planets make it harsh in its approach and functioning. It can ruthlessly conquer any obstacles or enemies that come in its path.
According to Varahamihira, Moon in Mrigashira is “fickle, clever, timid, shrewd, energetic, wealthy and delighted in enjoyment.” Most of these qualities seem to fit who his/her Atmakaraka Moon has placed in the first pada of this nakshatra!