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  • Mrigashirsha is ruled by Soma, the God of the Moon or the immortal nectar.
  • This is the fifth nakshatra of the zodiac, spanning from 23°-20′ in Vrishabha (Taurus) to 6°-40′ in Mithuna (Gemini).
  • The word ‘Mriga’ represents forests, gardens, a search, a seeking to find, to roam about in forests and a hunter, to seek to blaze the trail, a guide and preceptor.
  • Mrigashirsha is partly in Vrishabha and partly in Mithuna.

It conveys the ideas of searching for beautiful faces, visit or request a girl in marriage. People born in this nakshatra have a strong body and moderate complexion.


Mrigashirsha Characteristics

They are sincere in their behavior towards others and expect that others should also behave in the same way. They have a good grasping power, can quickly learn new things and have a creative nature.


A person born in this Nakshatra is a sharp shooter, loved by the king and follows virtuous path.They always have financial and personal difficulties. Females born in this nakshatra like to keep themselves busy in some way after the marriage. Vast learning, likes research, high position, noble views of life, mystical are some of the traits exhibited by those born under Mrigashirsa nakshatra.

Positive Traits

Strong individuality, sharp intelligence, natural leader, action oriented, witty, curious, seeks new knowledge, perceptive and sensitive, likes good clothing and accessories, gains many pleasures in life, enjoys singing, writing, talking, and speaking, creative, articulate in a number of subjects – enjoys debates and arguments, enthusiastic, youthful, clever, curious, hopeful, rapid learning ability, focus is more mental than physical, friendly, fun, have a number of friends and romantic interests, sensual, hard workers, affluent.


Negative Traits

Impulsive, flirtatious, fickle, needs constant attention, multiple partnerships, craves sensation, not committed, burns out from seeking too much excitement, bores easily, scattered, critical, biting conversation, helpless, suspicious, unbalanced, sensitive to criticism.

Career Interests

Writers, poets, astrologers, mystics, researchers, teachers, engineers, teachers, engineers, gemologists, acting, music, real estate, sales, travel agents, textiles & garments, foresters, veterinarians, pet shop owner, animal trainer, administrators.


Sun’s Positions of the Nakshatras (Birthstars)

 Mrigashira (Orion)June 8-June 22

Adventurous, courageous, athletic, competitive, leadership, authority figure, poetic and writing skills, jack of all trades, creative, and indulgent nature and laziness.

Famous people: Jacques Cousteau, Venus Williams, George Bush, Judy Garland, Frank Lloyd Wright.

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