Rasi or Sign – Dhanus (Sagittarius)
Position – 240° 00’ to 253° 20’ (00° 00’ to 13° 20’ Sagittarius)
Nakshatra Lord – Ketu
Star Cluster – Six Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Ankusha, Roots tied together
Colour – Brown
Gender – Hermaphrodite
Gana – Rakshasa
Caste – Kshatriya
Yoni – Shunaka
Deity – Niritti, Goddess of Dissolution
Letters represented – Yay, Yai, Yo, Yow, Ba, Baa, Bi, Bee
Representation in Triloka – Patala
Category – Daruna
Tridosha – Vata (Airy)
Triguna – Tamo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Kama (Desires)
Body Part – Let portion of stomach
Longevity – Poornayu
Gem – Cats Eye
Swara (Sound) – Pa and Pha karakshara
Bird – Chakravaka Pakshi
Place – City
Tree – Sarjaka
Nadi – Aadi
Moola Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Jatakabharana, the person with Moola Nakshatra will be a nice person, humble, respectable, enjoys life and will be helpful to others. He will have sacrificing nature.
According to Horasara, the person will be wise, happy, rich, prone to disease and a big thief. He will be fortunate, unsteady in mind.
According to Jataka Parijata, the person with Moola Nakshatra will be eloquent, but dishonest, will be ungrateful, poverty stricken.
Moola Nakshatra is located at the galactic center of our universe. The symbol for Moola Nakshatra is ‘Root’ or ‘Base’ or tied bunch of roots. As roots are not visible and hidden inside, it signify deep rooted desires or ‘samskaras’ hidden in one’s subconscious mind. Its tied roots represents the bondage and also the slavery of the mind. It also signifies initiation or beginning. The people with Moola Nakshatra will have interest in research and pursuit of learning new. They will have inquisitive mindset and get to the deep to find the root cause of any problem.
Moola Nakshatra natives are hardworking and very goal oriented people. Generally they will be good looking with attractive personality. They will be proud of themselves and like to live a joyful life. They will be very loyal and religious minded. They will be purposeful in any of the task and can be termed as task masters. They will be adventurous and loves to explore new ideas.They carry optimism and cheerful approach wherever they go. These individuals will follow a strict principles in life and do not deviate at any cost.
The deity associated with Moola Nakshatra is Niritti, the Goddes of destruction. It is said that she lives in a kingdom of dead. The energy primarily used here is to break things apart. On a negative side, these people may see others in a negative way. They may not hesitate in using others for the personal gains. They will cunningly get the work done from others. Also will be very stubborn and arrogant in their approach. They will be very adamant of their decisions. They may keep bitterness of others in mind for long time thereby creating a destructive and agitated mind for themselves.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Moola star are as follows.
Moola Nakshatra 1st Pada – (00° 00’ to 03° 20’ Sagittarius) – Moola Nakshatra 1st pada is ruled by Mars. Here aggressive and hostile mind takes over the emotions and feelings. They will be highly ambitious and wants to achieve everything in a short span of time. They will be well built, protects the family, strong, educated. Most of the times they run behind the material prosperity. Often their father will go through some health issues.
Moola Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (03° 20’ to 06° 40’ Sagittarius) – Venus rules over this pada. The natives of 2nd pada will be famous in their circle, enjoys life. does good deeds and protective of the family. There may not be much problems for wealth and prosperity. But there can be some problems related to marriage and mother will have some health issues.
Moola Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (06° 40’ to 10° 00’ Sagittarius) – Mercury rules over this pada. These people will be wealthy, scholarly, will have good oratory skills and behaves well. There can be some interest in writing etc. Will be very passionate and can perform some unethical deeds.
Moola Nakshatra 4th Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Sagittarius) – Moon rules over this pada. They will have beautiful appearance and likes fashion accessories. They may be very secretive in nature. They may like to gossip about others and may create differences with others.
Moola Nakshatra in Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Moola Nakshatra is Adhomukhi (facing downwards) Nakshatra and it is suitable to perform activities such as digging wells, borewells, digging for foundation laying, underground construction, mining etc. can be done.
Moola Nakshatra is Teekshna and Daruna (Ferocious a& Bitter) Nakshatra and it is suitable to perform activities like Hatha Yoga, tankrik acts, training animals, aggressive deeds.