Mula Nakshatra – 0° 00’ to 13° 20′ Sagittarius

The nineteenth nakshatra, Mula represents the beginning of the last group of nakshatras, which reflect a sattwic or spiritual orientation. Mula translates as “the root” and is symbolized by a tied bunch of roots. It is also depicted as “the tail of a lion” and is located in a group of stars that form the scorpion’s tail. This star constellation is near the serpent holder or Ophiuchus which marks the galactic center. It marks the end of materialism and the beginning of spiritualization. Mula is also called the “root star,” “the original star,” or “the foundation star.”

The ruler of this lunar mansion is Ketu, the South Node of the Moon. The Mula individual may possess a deep philosophical nature and an inquisitive mind that enjoys exploring the roots of any subject. The entire nakshatra resides in the sign of Sagittarius, ruled by Jupiter. The person may experience much wealth and luxury’ through Mula. It may also create the dissolution of fame and money. Howard Hughes had his natal Sun and Jimmy Swaggart his Lagna residing in .this asterism.

The deity of this nakshatra is Nirriti, the goddess of destruction, who lives in the kingdom of the dead. Mula is often associated with butchers, violence and cruelty. Arrogance, egotism, lust and anger can be experienced here. Nirriti means “calamity” and can indicate an individual tied to a position of misfortune. Nirriti, being the goddess of destruction, has the power to ruin, destroy and break things apart (barhana shakti).1 It reveals the necessary dissolution to proceed to a new life. Nirriti is also called Alakshmi or the denial of Lakshmi (prosperity). She is also depicted as Kali, the fierce goddess who wears a necklace of skulls, representing the heads of ignorance.

Mula inflicts pain, but the pain is intended to set the person on the right track toward God-rcalization. It leads the person to seek, divine help. Mula people can be very devoted to a spiritual path and learn to transmute the animal ity of the ego in to spirit. Their animal symbol is a male dog and their nature is rakshasic or demon. Mula is a tikshna (sharp or dreadful) nakshatra which can be related to black magic, casting spells, exorcism, punishment and even murder. Powerful, bold and brash activities can occur under its influence. They must learn to control their passions. For the Mula person, pain in inevitable, suffering is optional.

Mula at a Glance 19
Range: 00” 00 1 – 13′ 20′ Sagittarius
Symbol: Tied bunch of roots.
the tail of the lion
Ruling Planet: Ketu, the South Node of the Moon
Nature: Rakshasa (demon)
Primary Motivation: Kama (desire)
Animal Symbol: Male Dog
Direction: North
Sounds: Yey Yo Baa Bee
Qualities: Sattwa/Rajas/Raj as
Deity: Nirriti, the goddess of dissolution
Mula on the Ascendant Famous People
Ambitious and independent Jimi Hendrix
Attractive, learned, philosophical Sophia Loren,
Priscilla Presley
Skilled and clever, suspicious Jimmy Swaggart
Marital turmoil, issues with anger Jim Jones, Danny DeVito
Health complaints, overcome illness Joe Frazier
Moon in Mula Famous People
Proud, attractive, fixed mind A1 Gore .
Peace loving, gives spiritual advice Dalai Lama
Good oratory skills, Billy Graham
success in foreign lands
Wealthy, luxurious habits, Arnold Schwarzenegger,
spends money on friends Judy Garland
Soft disposition, charitable nature Sri Aurobindo
Sun in Mula Famous People
Fame, success, wealth Howard Hughes
Powerful, strong, dictatorial nature Brad Pitt, Jane Fonda
Psychic, mystical interests Uri Geller, Henry Miller
Athletic ability, courage Alberto Tomba,
Denzel Washington
Humanitarian concern, noble Steven Spielberg,
Arthur Clarke
Spiritual leadership, gives good advice Swami Satchidananda
Mula Career Interests Health Issues
Public speakers, writers Hip and thigh problems
Philosophers, spiritual teachers Sciatic nerve troubles
Spiritual teachers Foot problems
Lawyers, politicians Obesity, liver issues
Doctors, pharmacists Mental vacillation
Business and sales
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