Mula/Moola nakshatra in vedic astrology

Mula/Moola nakshatra

Moola nakshatra in vedic astrology is the 19th nakshatra.

Signs and degrees:

Moola nakshatra (or star) falls within 0 degree of Sagittarius to 13.2 degree of Sagittarius. So Moola nakshatra falls entirely within Sagittarius sign. Charan/ pada lord is Mars for Moola nakshatra pada 1 , Venus for Moola nakshatra pada 2, Mercury for Moola nakshatra pada 3 and moon for Moola nakshatra pada 4 just like other ketu nakshatras.

The energy of the nakshatra proceeds towards fire sign of Sagittarius from Scorpio which is a watery sign. So, the last two pada of jyestha nakshatra and first two charan of moola nakshatra are called abhukta kaal / gandanta points. This period gives adverse fruits to native or more towards family members of the native

Symbol and meaning:

Moola means roots. It is represented by bunch of roots tied together. They are straight forward and courageous. They have hidden desires, emotions. It is difficult for them to find the root cause of any problems.

They can also become victim in society reputation. They are born due to past life prayers and never keep themselves below dignity. At the same time, they maintain higher position in society. It is one of the important feature of the nakshatra.

Nakshatras in vedic astrology

They are philosophical, spiritual, ambitious and independent.

Another important trait is when someone else is completely removed from a position than they get the position of other person. Their success or achievement in life also depends on the downfall of others. Females are also courageous, straight forward with clear speech.

The star activates at the age of 6th, 7th, 25th, 30th, 34th, 35th, 36th, 60th, 64th, 81st and 87th year of age.

The deity of Moola nakshatra is Nritti, the goddess of destruction. Moola lord is ketu and sign lord is Jupiter.


Nritti who destroys all evil and re-establish good things rules the nakshatra. So the nakshatra connects all the stories that destroys evils to bring good.

Moola Nakshatra 1st Pada: 

The first pada of the Moola Nakshatra falls in the Aries Navamsa ruled by Mars. The native connects to all kinds of material and spiritual pursuits. However, it depends on the evolutionary state of the native. The native are born with pending past life karmas connected with father.

Father may suffer after the birth of child, They are bhogi people, they have clear eyesight, teeth, athletic body as Mars is the lord of pada 1. Moon or mars in this nakshatra can give fulfillment of materialistic desires. They are money oriented and dedicated to their work.

Moola Nakshatra 2nd Pada: 

The second pada of the Moola Nakshatra comes in the Taurus Navamsa ruled by Venus. They are hardworking, achieve ambitions of life, love occult studies. The lord of the pada is Venus.

They have a sense of detachment within them. Moon in this nakshatra helps in fulfillment of materialistic desires as Venus is the lord of pada 2 and then ketu gives sense of detachment .

They can also sacrifice their own comforts and benefits for other person. They are good looking with clear speech, They also have a long neck.

Moola Nakshatra 3rd Pada: 

The third pada of the Moola Nakshatra falls in the Gemini Navamsa ruled by Mercury. They are great in communication.

Moola Nakshatra 4th Pada: 

The fourth pada of the Moola Nakshatra falls in the Cancer Navamsa ruled by the Moon. They can relate with emotions of people.

Interpretation of Moola nakshatra:

  1. The nakshatra though entirely is in Sagittarius sign but the lord of the nakshatra is ketu so the energy of Scorpio still sustains in the nakshatra.
  2. As moola is represented by roots such people are good at research activity as they love to go deep into the roots of the individual.
  3. They also want to know the root cause of any problem in their life.
  4. Ketu rules moola star. Hence the stars shows past life connection. Whenever any relationship oriented planet in the nakshatra shows past life connection related to the person associated with the planet.
  5. The star indicates destruction. So in order to create something new, destruction is necessary. So there will be destruction related to the things refered by planet in moola nakshatra and new thing will get created.
  6. As ketu is isolation or separation, the native can be separated from people related to the planet or they also may not feel sense of completion.
  7. The nakshatra is also about occult, mysticism so they can be perfect mystic.


Is there any marriage problem for mula/moola nakshatra?

There can be some suffering in marriage if the lord of seventh house is in moola nakshatra or if any planet is in seventh house in moola nakshatra. But if Jupiter aspects the planet in moola nakshatra then no major problem will be noticed. Moreover as the sign of Sagittarius is a sattvic sign so placement of any planet in Sagittarius will give positive or neutral result.

Which sign moola nakshatra falls?

Moola nakshatra falls in sign of Sagittarius

Who is the deity of moola nakshatra?

The deity of Moola nakshatra is Nritti, the goddess of destruction. Moola lord is ketu and sign lord is Jupiter.

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