Mrigasira (53°20′ to 60° 00 Taurus & 60° 00 to 66°40′ Gemini)

mrighashira nakshatra

Mrigasira Nakshatra

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.