Moola (240°00 to 253°20′ Sagittarius)

Moola nakshatra

Moola Nakshatra

General Characteristics: Possess a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind that enjoys exploring the roots of any subject. Haughty, rich, happy, not inclined to injure others, Firm and fixed opinions, live in luxury.  

Translation: the root.  

Symbol: Tied bunch of roots or a lions tail. 

Animal Symbol: Male Dog  

Ruling Planet: Ketu 

Nature: Rakshasa (demon)  

Presiding deity: Nirriti – goddess of destruction who lives in the kingdom of the dead – goddess of dissolution.  


Favorable: Proud; good-looking; skillful in persuading or manipulating people to serve their needs; politician; careful; clever; able to live a comfortable life; good fortune; determined to succeed; learned; public speaking skills; spiritual advisor; generous; successful; determined; fortune in foreign lands; likes to live well; peace loving; adventurous; brave; explorer; face adversity with composure.  


Unfavorable: Insecure; others do not trust them; too goal-focused; does not genuinely care about others; arrogant; self-destructive; headstrong; sabotages their own achievements; has many affairs and/or marriages that don’t work out; low tolerance for boredom; create own insecurities; indecisive; fickle in relationships; arrogance; selfishness; lust and anger; low boredom threshold; takes and give little back; accommodating to other people to get what they want.


This nakshatra is located at the left of our Galaxy, which is indicative of the nature of Moola. A person born under this star will have an inquisitive mind that enables them get to the left or the root of things. The person may skilled at literally handling roots and herbs and medicine. This star supports research, investigation and exploration. The ruling deity Goddess Nirriti, brings the energy of loss and destruction to this nakshatra. At the deepest level, this destructive force can be used for surrender and transformation.