Wednesday, April 25, 2012


MULA / MOOLAM, consists of a bunch of 9 stars, which were seen by ancient vedic seers as forming a shape similar to a LION's TAIL. Their brightest stars, SHAULA & LESATH, have visual magnitudes of 1.63 & 2.68 respectively.

MULA's main symbol is a "TIED BUNCH OF ROOTS". Both its name and symbol emphasize the word "root". Just like its planetary ruler Ketu, this nakshatra deals with getting to the bottom / core of everything. The term "root" has another meaning in the word "rooted". This nakshatra also relates to something properly rooted.

In ancient medical systems like Ayurveda, roots of various plants are used for medicinal purposes, thus Mula is directly associated with making medicines.

Its presiding deity as per vedic is the Goddess of dissolution and destruction known as NITTRI, a name which translates into "calamity". Basing on this, it is not hard to see that this is not a very pleasant nakshatra.

Mula's primary approach to life is to get to the root of things.  It is a relentless nakshatra which will stop at nothing until it has exercised its will. Natives of this nakshatra will try to fully utilize whatever will power is available at their command.

It belongs to the butcher's class because of its destructive quality and considered to be an active nakshatra. Among the body parts, it relates to the Feet, which emphasizes its capacity to take heavy responsibility, just as the feet takes up the load of the whole body.  Its direction relates to South-West, North-East & East.

RAVANA, the mightiest Titan King and sorcerer of Silver Age was born with ascendant lord Sun placed in Mula.  As narrated in Ramayana, he gained immense power and lordship over the three worlds through rigorous penances aimed at pleasing Lord Shiva.  This shows Mula's ability to gain power on a universal level through a close association with the root forces.   He however fell prey to the haughty, bashful and unwise aspect of Mula energy and met his end as a villain in the hands of Rama, the 7th incarnation of Vishnu. The movie Ravan / Ravanan depicts Ravana's might & his end through the lenses of our brilliant director, Mani Ratnam.

It is a hard, sharp and a dreadful nakshatra.  Its sharpness relates to the sharp and often harsh way Ketu functions.  This relates to the destructive aspect of Ketu. Sometimes sharpness is necessary to initiate an important change and wakes us up from our sleep.

For those suffering from bad effects resulting from afflictions to this nakshatra, the best remedial measure is worship of fierce deities like KALI & RUDRA.

According to Varahamihira, Moon in Mula makes one "haughty, rich, and happy besides giving a fixed, luxury loving and compassionate disposition.

The 1st paagam of Mula / Moolam refers to all types of deep searches and probes ;

The 2nd paagam of Mula /Moolam refers to both occult and material implications ;

The 3rd paagam of Mula / Moolam focus on communication, wordplay and relationships - the intellect  ;

The 4th paagam of Mula / Moolam refers to a very emotional nature.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam of MULA / MOOLAM you belong?

Every Mula / Moolam paagam comes with different interpretations. Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference & the significance.

MOST FAMOUS PERSONALITY OF MULA / MOOLAM:- RAVANA -  the mightiest Titan King of Treta Yuga (Silver Age)

Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer

Monday, April 2, 2012


JYESTHA / KETTAI , consists of three stars in a row known in modern astronomy as ALPHA-SCORPIONIS, SIGMA-SCORPIONIS & TAU-SCORPIONIS. Alpha-Scorpionis is the brightest among these stars with a visual magnitude of 1.07.

Jyestha / Kettai translates simply into the "Eldest" or "Senior-most" because it is the senior-most among the 18 nakshatras.

Its main symbol is a "Round Talisman".  In all ancient civilizations and legends, one can see a round talisman as a symbol of divine protection or of an authoritarian position.  One can automatically infer that this nakshatra relates to all those in authority positions, like the police.

An "umbrella" is an alternative symbol of this nakshatra. The basic function of an umbrella is to protect one from rain, sun or wind, i.e. nature's forces. In the same way, this nakshatra is supposed to provide protection against the universal forces. This is the reason why all kings and queens in olden days never went out without an umbrella on top of their head. In fact, it is a practice till to-date.

This protection usually comes about through a detailed understanding of the occult knowledge of Universal functions.  That's why politicians and the ruling class of today do take the aid of occult practices in secret to protect their power and position.  Our own Mona Fandey's case reminds us as to what extreme extend do politicians take to protect their power and position.

INDRAN, is the main deity governing deity of this nakshatra.  Around 5,000 years ago, Indran was the most worshiped among all the deities. The Vedas are full of remarks about him. Coincidentally, the Greeks also worship a thunder god known as "THOR",  This thunder god was supposed to wield a thunder bolt in much the same way as Indran, who is always portrayed with a thunder bolt in his hand. 

Indran was also regarded as the rain god in most of the ancient cultures. And rain is very important to agriculture, and when rainfall is irregular, it can destroy agriculture. With the invention of new technologies, the dependence of agriculture on rain diminished and so did the worship of Indran.

KRISHNA can be said to be the 1st one who turned the common people away from the worship of Indran. He encouraged them to establish direct communication with forces of nature instead.

One peculiarity of Jyestha / Kettai is that it gives prosperity only though some occult, supernatural or extraordinary means.  This arises from the fact that Indran always gets his position and power through penance and other occult activities. He even got his thunderbolt through the occult propitiation of a sage named Dadhichi.

Its female nakshatra. Jyeshta / Kettai is often portrayed as the eldest and senior-most queen. Even Indran as a character seems to have predominantly feminine attributes and attitudes.  The old, seasoned, jealous, stern stereotyped queen fits Jyeshta /Kettai like a glove.

The neck & right side of the torso are the body parts related to this nakshatra.  It is related primarily to north and south directions.

According to Varahamihira, Moon in Jyeshta / Kettai gives "an angry disposition, few friends, lustfulness, contentment and a sense of responsibility".

The 1st paagam of Jyeshta / Kettai refers to family concerns and interests ;

The 2nd paagam of Jyeshta / Kettai refers to rigidness in regards to responsibility and doing the right things ;

The 3rd paagam of Jyeshta / Kettai refers to society-protector ;

The 4th paagam of Jyeshta / Kettai refers to emotions, indulgence in fantasy & intoxication.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam of Jyestha / Kettai   you belong ?

Every Jyeshta / Kettai paagam comes with different interpretations.  Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference.

MOST FAMOUS PERSONALITIES OF JYESHTA / KETTAI :- J. KRISHNAMURTHI, the celebrated philosopher, has his Moon sign placed in this Nakshatra.

Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer
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