Mrigasira nakshatra (Orionis) Mrigasira Nakshatra extends from after 23:20 in Vrishabha Rasi up to 6:40 in Mithuna. Presiding deity Chandra. Ruling planet Mars. Symbol-Antelope or Deer. The word Mriga represents forests, gardens, a search, a seeking to find, to roam about in the forests and a hunter, to seek, to blaze the trail, a guide and preceptor. An erotic affair, beauty of the countenance with particular emphasis on the radiant luster 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. Shukra and Chandra both are female grahas (planets) with difference that while Chandra is the Lord of motherhood, maternal instincts and all that, Shukra is the lord of feminine beauty, the structure of feminine form, the physical excellence of women and all that. In the former there is elegance and dignity of the feminine 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.
Those born in the Mrigashira star are truthful, handsome, enjoy wealth and prosperity, pure in heart, bright, sage-like and fickle minded. They are interested in learning, obedient, always loving teachers, friendly with the king and respected by kings. They are enthusiastic, feared, rich, lovable, knowledgeable in architecture, kingly and good at administration. They are pleasant spoken, intelligent and affectionate to their mother. They are quick and arrogant and they hate others.