Mrigasira (53°20′ to 60° 00 Taurus & 60° 00 to 66°40′ Gemini)
General Characteristics: Spiritual intelligence and research abilities – primary motivation spiritual liberation, lack firm or fixed views, capable yet timid, good speech, active habits.
Translation: Having the face of a deer
Symbol: Antelope’s head
Animal Symbol: Female serpent – sensual seductive nature
Ruling Planet: Mars
Nature: Deva (god-like)
Presiding deity: Soma the moon god
Favorable: 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.
Unfavorable: Impulsive; flirtatious; fickle; needs constant attention; multiple partnerships; craves sensation; not committed; burns out from seeking too much excitement; bores easily; scattered; critical; biting
The stars from the shape of a deer’s head, which is the symbol of Mrigasira. In the astrology chart, Mrigasira bridges the sign Taurus and Gemini.
Those born under Mrigasira have a gentle, charming character and are constantly seeking knowledge. They have mental dexterity as well as a great capacity to comprehend information. They must be careful not to overextend themselves or become restless, thus physical movement is helpful in creating balance. Mrigasira is the most curious of the nakshatra and support a good sense of humor. Mrigasira is a star of variety as people born under this star go through diverse experience to find their authentic purpose in life.