Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

Mrigashirsha Nakshatra is a constellation of four stars in the Orion belt. In Vedic astrology, this is the fifth nakshatra of 27 nakshatras. When the Moon is between 53° 20′ Taurus and 66° 40′ of Gemini, we consider this to be Mrigashirsha.

In Sanskrit, Mrigashirsha translates to ‘A Deer’s head.’ This constellation is of stars, Bellatrix (Gamma-Orionis), Pi2, Pi3, and Pi4-Orionis. Bellatrix of the Mrigashirsha constellation is one of the brightest stars of the sky.

These four stars, when mapped, form the shape of a deer’s (stag/antelope) head. Our Vedic seers assigned a Deer’s head as a star symbol, years ahead of modern astronomy. This nakshatra has four padas, two in each Taurus and Gemini moon sign, bridging the Earthy sign with an Airy sign.

The presiding deity of the star is Soma, the planet Moon. Curiosity, Hunting, seeking is the primordial nature of this Mrigashirsha Nakshatra. Benevolence is also one of the unique attributes of this star. This star imparts a constant seeking, heightened sense of smell, and timid nature. Restlessness, nerves, and lack of patience are natural flaws of this nakshatra.

Mrigashirsha Characteristics

Mrigashirsha nakshatra makes its natives highly conscious of their life experiences and hankers for a variety of experiences in the pursuit of a single purpose of curiosity. These natives relish the fun in the journey than the destination. Usually, Mrigashirsha natives have a great sense of humor. However, it’s their mental skill that helps them articulate their perceptions in the most humorous way.  

Interesting Facts of Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

Ruling Planet


Angle Details

23°20 Taurus to 6°40' Gemini


Antelope's head

Animal Symbol

Female Serpent


Devas (god-like)


Head of a deer


Giving fulfillment

Nakshatra Nature


Goal Name








Starting Letter

Vay, Vo, Kaa, Ke

Career for Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

Environmentalists, animal activists or animal husbandry, veterinarians.

Forest officers, Surveyors or Zoologists.

Travel agents, avid travelers, wanderers, and explorers.

Entrepreneurs in business related to heavy machinery or electronic appliances.

Comics, scriptwriters.

Compatibility and Incompatibility of Mrigashirsha Nakshatra

Mrigashirsha Nakshatra is compatible with Ardra, Pushya, and Ashlesha Nakshatras. Incompatible nakshatras are Ashwini and Mrigashirsha.

Favorable Activities

  • Relaxing, unwinding, lighthearted rejuvenation activities. 
  • Commence Travel and new expedition particularly hunting, safari, or hiking
  • Activities relating to emotional and sexual well-being.
  • Discussion on Educational support/assistance. 
  • New Sales and Advertisement agreements. 
  • Religious rituals and Spiritual pursuits.  
  • Gardening. 

Unfavorable Activities

  • Wedding ceremonies, all Pre-nuptial Ceremonies 
  • Rude or aggressive activities like confrontations or debates, or combat. 
  • Decisions for a long-term plan like financial investments, change of job or marriage proposals, business ideas