Mrigashira Nakshatra

Search and fulfilment

I am Mrigashira.
I am always on search for eternal bliss.
I am restless and abundant like the flow of Soma, Divine nectar.
I bless you with the poetic power to weave a story, compose and use your imagination.
I am teaching you how to extract pure essence from the ever-restless ocean of sensory impressions.
I am inspiring you to be more focused in your search and give your attention only to that, which truly fulfils your soul.
Soma, the Divine nectar, represents the highest state of Divine fulfilment. But in our everyday life we often try to seek it in perishable happiness of external world and pleasures, instead of seeking it within.
“Soma is the mythical nectar of immortality, the very essence of life, which is pure bliss, ananda – the delight of the soul. ‘Soma, the Cheerer, yields whate’er the heart finds sweet’, say the words of the rigvedic hymn. This seeking of soma, “the juice of life” is inherent in every soul. We all seek some kind of happiness and bliss in life, and in our own way, each of us is trying to squeeze the juice out of life to enjoy it to the fullest. Yet, with distracted mind, our happiness never lasts forever. We seek bliss in perishable things of the material world, constantly running from one thing to another, but we fail to recognise the true essence of life hidden within us.

The true essence of life is the Divine Soul, the atma pervading the whole universe. The Supreme Self is “the taste of the water, the fragrance of the earth, the sound in the ether, the heat of the fire and the light of the Sun and the Moon”, as proclaims Lord Krishna in Bhagavad Gita. It is the unique quality and the true essence of everything, what is the highest and best in all things.”

Journey with the Moon

Having power of finding fulfilment as its shakti, Moon, the mind, is always searching its fulfilment in external things and experiences – forgetting that its own name is Soma, “the nectar”. It is only when mind finally stops searching, pauses for a moment and stays peacefully absorbed in the present moment, where there is no sense of lack or desire, that it find its true inner happiness, true soma – and true fulfilment.

Mrigashira nakshatra, with head of a deer as its symbol (mrigashira literally means “head of a deer”) and Soma, the fickle Moon, as its deity, is always on search. Airy in nature, with two of its padas in earthly Taurus and two other padas in Gemini, it is always somewhere between heaven and earth – which can give birth to indecisiveness, too. Moon in this nakshatra gives birth to a very swift, active mind and whenever Moon is transiting this lunar mansion our mind can become overly active, distracted and ungrounded, doing too many things at the same time and searching for its fulfilment in too many places simultaneously. This energy can help us, though, in travelling, going on adventure or researching, if we channel it wisely.

Divine and shadow qualities

Mrigashira nakshatra and Soma

Soma represents the flow of bliss within us. Consciously or unconsciously we are always on the search for bliss and fulfilment. But do we really find it? Does our search lead us to our goal? Often our search is similar to a musk deer, jumping from one place to another, desperately seeking the source of beautiful fragrance, not realising that the source is in its own navel. Similarly Soma reminds us to search fulfilment less in the external pleasures and more within ourselves, by stilling our mind in the present moment and extracting the nectar of bliss out of it.

Divine qualities

  • creativity
  • gentleness
  • compassion
  • non-violence
  • strong intellect

Shadow qualities

  • distraction
  • lack of focus
  • fickleness
  • shallowness
  • impatience

Mrigashira Nakshatra In-depth

Discover the secrets of Mrigashira nakshatra in this 3 hours long session with 13 study cases and detailed knowledge of the symbolism and secrets of this lunar mansion. Along with the access to course recording you will also receive +35 pages of pre-read material about the symbolism of Soma, presiding deity of this lunar mansion, 25 charts for study and visual charts.
1. Deep insights into Mrigashira Nakshatra
On this course you will learn about such details of Mrigashira Nakshatra and its presiding deity, Soma, which you never heard on any other course. I can promise you that. On this course we dive deep not only into the wisdom of the nakshatra itself, but we also have a close look at the anatomy of the nakshatra, with its 4 unique padas and special degrees. You will also learn about various yogas formed with Mrigashira Nakshatra.

2. Spiritual aspect of Soma
Spiritual aspect of the nakshatras was always most fascinating for me. Being on spiritual path for more than 12 years, I was always asking myself a question, what the Moon is trying to teach me, when it passes, day by day, through each nakshatra, awakening its dormant shakti. A spiritual approach to the nakshatras and seeking their deeper wisdom in everyday life is what makes my nakshatra classes unique and quite different from others.
3. Practical approach to understanding the nakshatras
I believe that knowledge can gain its real value only once we learn how to apply it. Each of our classes completes with a detailed analysis of chosen study cases, so you can learn better, how the shakti of the nakshatra can manifest in people’s real lives. After each class you will also receive at least 20 study cases for self-study, so you can start observing some patterns and feel more confident in noticing the influence of the nakshatras.

Divine influence

Devata: Soma (Moon-god, nectar of immortality)
Shakti: prinana shakti – power of fulfillment
Basis above: diffusions, extending
Basis below: weaving
Desire: to gain lordship over plants
Planetary ruler: Mars

Special degrees

Placement: 23:20 Taurus – 6:40 Gemini
Yogatara: 29:45 Taurus (2 pada)
Mrityu bhaga: 25:00 Taurus (1 pada)
Visha nadi: 26:26:40 – 27:20 Taurus (1 pada)
Amrita nadi: 1:42:40 – 2:36 Gemini (3 pada)

Yogatara of Ardra: 5:00 Gemini (4 pada)


Tattwa: air
Gunas: rajas – tamas – tamas
Nature: mridu (gentle)
Gaze: tiryanga-mukha (level facing)
Gana: deva (god-like)
Varna: shudra (worker)
Gender: male
Motivation: moksha (release)

Symbolism and omens

Animal: female serpent
Symbol: deer’s head, arched bow

Omens: deer, Moon, nectar, liquor, Goddess, temple of Gauri, snake, garden, hunter, chalice, healing herbs, map, newspaper, forgetting something

Body connection

Tridosha: pitta
Body part: eyes and eyebrows
Chakra: vishuddha (throat chakra)

Healing tree: khadira

Resonance with weekdays

Monday: sarvartha siddhi yoga
Tuesday: amrita yoga + nasha yoga
Wednesday: sarvartha siddhi yoga
Thursday: dagdha yoga + mrityu yoga
Friday: sri yoga
Saturday: shubha yoga

Most supported activites

  • Healing
  • Research
  • Travelling
  • Pilgrimage
  • Meditation
  • Love exchange
  • Sowing seeds