5. Mrigashira (Orion)
Nakshatra Lord : Mangal(Mars)
Symbol : Deer
Deity : Chandra(the Moon)
Nature : Adventurous, courageous, athletic, competitive, leadership, authority figure, poetic and writing skills, jack of all trades, creative, and indulgent nature and laziness.
Rulership : Fragrant articles, garments, aquatic products, flowers, fruits, gems, foresters (or forest dwellers), birds, beasts, those who partake in Soma juice (in sacrifices), musicians, lovers and carriers of letters.
Moon in Mrigashira : One is fickle minded, ingenious, shy, energetic, wealthy and a great epicure.
Attributes: : Mrigashira Nakshatra extends from 23'20" inVrishabha Rashi up to 6'40" in Mithun. The word Mriga represents forests, gardens, asearch, a seeking to find, to roam about in the forests and a hunter, toseek, to blaze the trail, a guide, preceptor, an erotic affair, beauty of the countenance with particular emphasis on the radiant lustre of the face,because of Chandra. To seek as the primary characteristic of the star, to discover hidden treasures after the churning of the Sea, the Samudra Manthan of the Hindu Mythology, the mother, motherly conduct that is to say maternal instincts, self-sacrifice without hope of requital etc.
Chandra is the lord of the mind, so all mental attitude, good or bad, sympathies and antipathies, patience and impatience, the fidgetiness and placidity, imagination, the gift of poetry, purity, sweetness and light, physical and mental aspects, all these come within this star and when things of sweetness and light of physic as also of the mind, both derivatives from Chandra, the horoscope of Rabindra Nath comes to mind. His Janma Lagna was Meena with Chandra there and Guru was in Karkata Rashi. Because of this yoga Rabindra Nath had something like physical translucence which was object of admiration all the world over, wherever people met. Also, at the same time his poetry enthralled the whole world. Chandra is a sub-Graha around the earth and that is why the influence of Chandra on all that happens in the earth is so paramount. And again that is why the influence of Chandra on both the body and mind is simultaneously so very great. Shukra and Chandra both are female grahas (planets) with the difference that while Chandra is the Lord of motherhood and maternal instincts, Shukra is the lord of feminine beauty, the structure of feminine form, the physical excellence of women and all. In the former, there is elegance and dignity of the female while in the latter, the physical beauty and the lure of feminine form which leads a male captive, dominates. Chandra is the lord of marine products and of medicines; that it was from the sea that Chandra rose. And it is to Chandra that the influences and causalities have to be traced.
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