Unrooting the old
I am fierce, unearthing, destabilising and deeply transforming.
I unroot all the outdated beliefs from your consciousness.
I inspire you to part with the past and embrace the unknown.
I teach you to embrace and transform your own darkness.
I give you the power to be fiercely independent.
The very same questions were asked by Lord Brahma (Prajapati, sometimes addressed as another deity of Mula nakshatra) at the beginning of creation, when he was born out of the lotus flower, which emerged from the navel of Lord Vishnu – the very same name, Vishnu Nabhi (“Lord Vishnu’s navel”) is sometimes given to the black hole in the centre of our galaxy, from which it emerged. But Brahma didn’t found the answers in the outside – he found them only within, once he turned to meditation. Mula nakshatra, similarly, inspires us to seek the answers for the most important and most fundamental things in life within ourselves, not in the outside. (Read the full story of Brahma here).
This lunar mansion is very much connected with our karmic debts. Nirriti, its presiding deity, is described in the Vedas as the bringer of poverty, loss, chaos and sickness. Yet, her role is not purely negative. Sometimes she creates sickness in the body, so we may heal some conflict within the mind. Sometimes she creates loss, so we may let go of some unhealthy attachments. Sometimes she brings us poverty, so we can pay off some old karmic debts. She always confronts us with truth about ourselves.
Divine and shadow qualities
Mula nakshatra and Nirriti
Mula Nakshatra In-depth
1. Deep insights into Mula Nakshatra
2. Spiritual aspect of Nirriti
3. Practical approach to understanding the nakshatras
Shakti: barhana shakti – power to unroot
Basis above: fracturing
Basis below: breaking into pieces
Desire: to find the root of all progeny
Planetary ruler: Ketu
Yogatara: 28:30 Scorpio and 0:45 Sagittarius (1 pada)
Mulatrikona of Jupiter: 0:00 – 10:00 Sagittarius (1, 2 and 3 pada)
Ashtamamsha: 4 pada
Visha nadi: 4:26:40 – 5:20 Sagittarius (2 pada) and 12:26:40 – 13:20 Sagittarius (4 pada)
Amrita nadi: 09:46:40 – 10:40 Sagittarius (3/4 pada)
Yogatara of Purvashada: 10:40 Sagittarius (4 pada)
Gunas: sattwa – rajas – rajas
Nature: tikshna (sharp)
Gaze: adho-mukha (downward facing)
Gana: rakshasa (demon)
Motivation: kama (fulfilment)
Symbolism and omens
Symbol: reticulated roots, elephant’s goad, lion’s tail
Omens: dog, temple of Goddess Kali, roots, tree, basement, graveyard, grave, funeral, outcaste, dark complexioned woman, woman dressed in black, widow, root canals, pain in teeth, pain in the spine, broom, renovation works, cleaning, ancestors, old woman
Body part: feet, left side of the trunk
Chakra: manipura (solar plexus chakra)
Healing tree: frankincense
Resonance with weekdays
Monday: shobhana yoga
Wednesday: yamaghanta yoga
Thursday: shubha yoga
Saturday: shubha yoga
Most supported activites
- Tidying up
- Removing old things
- Detox & fasting
- Re-organising things
- Finishing things