The nakshatras are small constellations of stars that the moon travels through as it orbits Earth. In English, nakshatras are known as “lunar mansions.”
Mula is the 19th of 27 nakshatras. If you were born when the moon was between 0:00-13:20 degrees Sagittarius, then this guide is for you.
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Every nakshatra has its own set of fixed attributes. This includes planetary ruler, nakshatra group, zodiac sign, deity, symbol, and power. The features of Mula are below:
Sanskrit Name: मूल (Mula) in Sanskrit means “root,” indicating resilience, wealth, and good ancestry.
Planetary Ruler: Ketu. Known in the Puranas as the headless body of the shadow planet Rahu, Ketu is associated with intensity, loss, and transcendence.
Nakshatra Group: Monstrous. Nakshatras are divided into three classes — monsters, humans, and gods. Mula is a monstrous nakshatra. People in this group are generally intuitive, strong-willed, and assertive. They may be prone to anger and violence.
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius. Sagittarians are fortunate and righteous. They are wise, warm-hearted, and spiritually-inclined.
Deity: Alakshmi. In Vedic theology, Alakshmi is known as the goddess of death and misfortune. She is the mother of Dambha (fraud) and Maya (cheating).
Symbol: Roots. This represents foundations, depth, tenacity, hidden power, and the potential for growth.
Power: To uproot or ruin. Persons born under the star of Mula possess a destructive energy that can be difficult to manage. With care and discipline, it can be harnessed for great spiritual progress and also for helping others.
Resonant Syllables: In India, the birth nakshatra is traditionally used as one means of choosing the name of a child. The corresponding syllables for the four quarters (padas) of Mula are Yay (ये), Yo (यो), Bha (भा), and Bhee (भी). The syllable of a person’s first name is sometimes used when calculating an astrological chart if the time of birth is unknown.
Mula natives are peaceful and happy souls. They are able to maintain an optimistic and upbeat outlook even in difficult times. This is due in part to their innate wisdom — where others would feel defeated and overwhelmed, Mulas get creative and find a solution to the problem. Some would call them “old souls,” or persons who entered this present lifetime with knowledge accumulated over many lives of self-sacrifice and dedication to spiritual growth.
Those born under the star of Mula are disciplined and firm in purpose. They rarely accept defeat, but rather they persist until they achieve their desired objective even against all odds. For this reason, Mulas have many admirers who are impressed by their heroic actions.
You have attractive features, an inquisitive spirit, and a natural love for learning. You make life decisions with great care, considering all possible options and the consequences of your choices.
Persons born in Mula can do well in careers that are independent and require a special expertise.
Some ideal professions include:
- Business person, sales person, entrepreneur
- Teacher, professor, or education administrator
- Philosopher, ascetic / monk, itinerant preacher
- Consultant, judge, politician
Mula natives are often more fortunate than their peers. However, this can lead them to become arrogant or proud of their superior position. Be careful not to look down on others, nor should you take your good fortune for granted. At any moment it could be taken away.
Mulas ironically can be unappreciative of the many gifts they do have, feeling insecure, afflicted by low self-esteem, and even plagued by self-destructive habits. Keeping a gratitude journal is a powerful practice with many benefits. It can have a noticeable impact on your mental health and well-being.
You have an unsteady mind and are easily agitated by external circumstances. You are obsessive, which can also take a toll on your mental health. You may be harsh and sarcastic with others. However, these short-comings can be mitigated by regular habits of self-care, such as meditation, journaling, and walks in nature.
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Other Personality Traits
You are humble. Although you occasionally have bouts of pride and haughtiness, you are generally a humble and down-to-earth person. You recognize that your power is limited and that you are ultimately dependent on the grace of the Supreme.
You like to get to the bottom of things. You don’t settle for a superficial understanding of a subject. You like to conduct research and investigations until you have a thorough understanding.
You are interested in omens, magic, and the supernatural. Mula natives often take an active interest in the occult. Be careful where you look, however, as there are many dangerous persons and dark energies out there.
You should watch out for excessive lust, anger, or greed. You naturally enjoy life, which reflects a healthy and developed outlook. However, you may get carried away and place too much importance in sensual pleasures. This can detract from spiritual growth and also result in negative qualities like lust, anger, greed, and so on.
Mulas’ sexuality is symbolized by a male dog. In terms of physical compatibility, this makes them an ideal match for persons born under Ardra nakshatra.
Based on holistic matching, Mulas are most likely to find happiness in long-term partnerships with:
- Krittika in Aries
- Ardra (for female natives)
- Uttara-phalguni in Leo
- Uttara-ashadha in Sagittarius (for male natives)
- Dhanishta in Aquarius (for male natives)
- Purva-bhadrapada (for male natives)
Note: Compatibility in relationships is a complex science that looks at many different factors. You should always consult with an experienced astrologer who can carefully analyze the charts of both you and your partner.
Mula’s Four Quarters (Padas)
Each nakshatra is divided into four quarters, also known as padas, of 3:20 degrees each. These quarters are based on a 1/9th divisional chart, known in Sanskrit as navamsha.
The moon’s position at your time of birth determines the quarter in which you are born.
First Quarter (0:00-3:20 degrees Sagittarius): Aries. You are combative and competitive by nature, and you have a well-built, athletic body. You are ambitious, optimistic, and well-educated.
Second Quarter (3:20-6:40 degrees Sagittarius): Taurus. You are hard-working and prosperous, and you are well-liked within your circle of friends and family.
Third Quarter (6:40-10:00 degrees Sagittarius: Gemini. You are an adept speaker, writer, and communicator. You are scholarly and you can easily learn new things. However, you may behave in unethical ways.
Fourth Quarter (10:00-13:20 degrees Sagittarius): Cancer. You are blessed and fortunate. You have a nurturing, motherly personality. However, you have a habit of keeping secrets and partaking in gossip. You may struggle in life with oscillating happiness and distress.
Mula in Electional Astrology
In electional astrology, also known as muhurtha, nakshatras are used to determine favorable days and times for important ceremonies and events, such as weddings, buying a new house or vehicle, commencing a project, or conceiving a child.
The electional nature of Mula is Tikshna, “sharp” or “intense.” Mula is a good nakshatra for:
- Undergoing surgery
- getting a piercing
- Separating from a business partner, friend, or spouse (divorce)
- Giving up bad habits
- Punishing someone who has acted wrongly
A List of the 27 Nakshatras