Moola Nakshatra

Moola Nakshatra, ‘the Foundation Star’ is the nineteenth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between, this constellation is called Moola. Astronomically, this constellation is of 9 stars- Epsilon, Mu, Zeta, Eta, Theta, Iota, Kappa, Upsilon, and Lambda Scorpions. Moola in Sanskrit means root or origin.

Moola Characteristics

Moola Nakshatra is characterized by hard work, commitment, and applying intelligence to innovate, philosophical nature. This nakshatra is ruled by Prajapathi, Lord of Progeny and Creation, and Niritti, Goddess of Dissolution and Calamity. These Gods bestow the ability to destroy and create or surrender and transform.

Moola Nakshatra is symbolized by ‘Tied bunch of roots or a lion’s tail or elephant’s goad’ denoting foundation, tenacity, hidden potential for growth. Moola nakshatra’s primary attributes are control, strong will, and assertiveness. Natives of this star display a curious mind that enables grass-root level analysis, heroic actions. 

They possess a natural ability to handle roots and herbs as medicine. Common negative traits are- Arrogance, self-destructive behavior, and wrath. All the four padas of this nakshatra fall into Sagittarius.

Interesting Facts of Moola Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

0°00 to 13°20' Sagittarius


Tied bunch of roots or a lion's tail

Animal Symbol

Male Dog


Rakshasa (demon)




To ruin or destroy

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Yay/Yai, Yo, Baa, Bee

Career for Moola Nakshatra

Entrepreneur, Businesspeople, and sales & marketing team. 

Teacher, professors, or academician.

Ascetic or monkhood, Philosophers. 

Itinerant preacher and spiritual leaders. 

Sales Consultant, Judge, magisterial roles, and political leaders. 

Morticians, doctors, and surgeons. 

Public speakers, debaters. 

Psychotherapists, Ayurveda, and all the Siddha medicinal preparations. 

Police officers and investigators. 

Astronomers, spaceship mechanics. 

Musicians, especially rock, metal, and psychedelics. 

Mining industry and all other industries that need destructive activities.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Moola Nakshatra

Moola Nakshatra is compatible with Hasta, Shravana, Revati, and Pushya nakshatras and incompatible with the nakshatras of Swati and Magha.

Favorable Activities

  • The root causes Analysis and brainstorming, planning, and strategizing.
  • Collating and gathering Knowledge and data. 
  • Recording knowledge on Herbs and their Medicinal value. 
  • Gardening, Planting saplings, sowing seeds. 
  • Designing- interior designs, games, and fashion.
  • Construction and lay the foundations for buildings.
  • Initiation into the study of Vedic science and astrology.
  • Adventurous sports.
  • Destruction of old buildings and bombing mountains or hills for minerals. 

Unfavorable Activities

  • Establishing Balance, emotional or physical. 
  • Activities that need Tact and deceit. 
  • All nuptial ceremonies and events. 
  • Lending or Borrowing because the money or things might never come back in full. 
  • Financial Transactions.
  • Acts of diplomacy due to the energy of the nakshatra might anyway lead to destructive nature.