Magha Nakshatra



In Vedic Astrology, known as ‘Jyotish’ in Sanskrit, the 27 constellations (Nakshatras) determines the core of celestial influences on our planet. The term Nakshatra when dissected gets split into Naksha - Map and Tara – Star which apparently points out the “Star mapping” technique. The 27 Nakshatras, in a way, represents our ideal path in the passage of life right from the moment of birth and goes till death.

Magha Nakshatra

Magha, the brightest and the largest among all Nakshatras are represented in the night sky by a sickle-shaped group of stars in front of the royal constellation of Leo. Ancient Vedic Legends saw this constellation as a Throne while others saw it as a Lion. The brightest among them is Regulus or Alpha-Leonis with a visual magnitude of 1.41 which is easily visible in the night sky. For these prominent reasons, it is also called as “Little King” or “Little Sun”. The rest of the stars in this constellation lies above it, and in modern astronomy, they are called as Eta-Leonis Zeta-Leonis Sigma-Leonis

Magha Nakshatra Male Characteristics

He is oxymoronic because of the mismatch in his thoughts and his outputs. He doesn’t stand by his opinions but holds a high moral value for himself. He has a gifted tongue and vocal cords that everyone loves to hear him talk. This eventually drives him towards activities that are mostly involving stage plays, anchoring a show, or even a public speaker and eventually a politician. He constantly equips himself with new ideas and fuels his mind to achieve what has not been achieved yesterday. Simply, he’s in a fast forward motion accelerated by his ego and old memories.

Professional Life: They have strong desires and an urge towards diversified interests. As a result, they can even end up juggling between different professions although they are much inclined towards Arts. They are more likely to become Orators, Communicators with a top-notch strategic mindset, Media services, or even as a Politician because of their persuading skills and deceiving talks. He looks like a guy who doesn’t care much about wealth and acquisitions but deep inside he longs for it so badly.

Compatibility:  He is supposed to have a loving wife who stands with him as a column of support even during difficult situations, most of the financial problems. But once he gathers enough momentum, he gets himself into the game totally in chase of wealth as he would have experienced poverty and the need for money so badly in early childhood days.

Health: He has frequent joint pains, elbow, bone-related problems, indigestion, and chronic diseases

Magha Nakshatra Female Characteristics

She is that kind of a woman who wants to have control over everything that’s next to her. Although she sounds Cocky and self-oriented she also does empathize with others. She can argue about anything with anyone and can win it effortlessly as she has known the tricks of the trade better.  

Professional Life: Well educated Ashlesha women are often seen to be designated for decision making roles in an organization.  When she misses her formal education she is known to be looking after her home and kids with a joyful nature and also doing some part-time jobs at few instances.

Compatibility: She lives the best part of her life with her husband and kids. She also loves her in-laws in an equivalent manner although they sometimes try to induce verbal spat.

Health: She is known to have frequent ear pain, pain in joints, menstrual problems, and mental anxiety.

Name: Mighty, Beneficent, the magnificent, the most bountiful,

Symbol: Throne, A Royal Chamber

Deity or God: Pitris or the Ancestors. The world of ancestors controls Magha

Nature: Major, Master, and Magnanimous beings

Mode of Functioning: Active Nakshatra

Caste: It belongs to the servant caste called Shudra ( A King is nothing but a servant of his people)

Number: 10

Gender: Female Nakshatra

Body Parts: Nose, Lips, and Chin

Direction: East, south, Northwest, Southwest

Profession: All professions dealing with administration, Royalty and direct touch with Supreme powers. People at the top positions like Aristocrats, Bureaucrats, Knighthood, Magistrates & Judges; Magicians, Engineering experts, Researchers, and Astrologers.

Places: Deserts, Capital cities, Government offices, Ceremonial buildings, Spiritual significance, Residences of top politicians, National monuments, Stages and Performance halls

Guna (Essence): Tamasic Nakshatra

Tattwa (Element): Water element

Gana (Type): Rakshasa (Demonic) Nakshatra as there are many Bootas, Pretas, and Pishachas associated with this Nakshatra

Orientation: Downward looking Nakshatra

Disposition: Ugra, fierce or aggressive Nakshatra

Lunar Month: It relates to the second half of the Lunar month of Magha, February in the solar calendar

Lunar Day: It is related to Amavasya (15th tithi or New Moon day) of the waxing and waning phases of the Moon’s monthly cycle.

Auspicious Activities: Ceremonies of all kinds; Marriage, Stage & Public performances involving music, oratory, and Drama. Award ceremonies, distribution of gifts, Career uplifting strategies, Job promotions; Perfect time to seek favors from Government officials, Powerful persons, and Authority figures.

Inauspicious Activities: Unfavourable for lending money, dealing with new technologies; Not good for future plans and explorations; Not suitable for mundane and monotonous tasks.

Planetary Ruler: Ketu

Vowels and Alphabets: “Ma” “Mi” “Mu” “Me” “Dah”; Magha in Sanskrit corresponds to “Gha” and “Nga”, consequently its mantra is  “Om Gham” & “Om Ngam”

Sexual type: Magha is said to have a weakness for the opposite sex; Rat is its sexual animal. Even in the present day, sexuality is another show off medium for Magha, however, it doesn’t live up to the expectations of its partner in bed.

Compatibility: Purva Palghuni

Esoteric: Magha is the 10th Nakshatra and it lies beside Hydra, the constellation relating to the demonic serpent forces. In Vedic culture, there are several references to the battles between serpent and Gods. Hercules, the son of Jupiter killed the seven-headed serpent called Hydra; Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu kills a several headed serpent called Kaliya.

Gotra (Celestial lineage): Sage Angiras, one of the seven sages who looks after Galaxy’s affairs

Remedial: Paying reverence towards ancestors and performing Shradha ceremony in the month of Magha.

Historical Personalities: Paramahamsa Yogananda, one of the famous teachers who popularized Kundalini Yoga in the west has his moon Ascendant placed in Magha. In one of his prominent work, “Autobiography of Yogi”, he reveals a lot about the celestial lineage, spiritual authority, and spiritual teachings.

Magha Nakshatra Padas (Quarters):

1st Pada: 00-00′ – 03-20′ Leo, falls in Aries Navamsa and is ruled by Mars. It deals with the strong will power and gritty aspect of the Nakshatra.  This is the Pada where the throne is won after killing the several headed serpent of Ashlesha. Leadership, Courage, and  Idealism are richly displayed in this Pada and it is used to its fullest.

2nd Pada: 03-20′ – 06-40′ Leo, falls in Taurus Navamsa and is ruled by Venus. After throning, the King has to consolidate his position.  It is a highly ambitious Pada and it uses most of the Magha’s traits. Emphasis is mainly on the image, duty, and materialistic organization. This Pada brings favors from superiors.

3rd Pada: 06-40′ – 10-00′ Leo, falls in Gemini Navamsa and is ruled by Mercury.  It relates to the often ignored intellectual side of the Nakshatra.  Once the throne is safe, now it’s time for the King to look after literary artistic pursuits and to hear from learned men. This Pada can go to a very large extent for embracing mental activity and a constant quest for knowledge.

4th Pada: 10-00′ –13-20′ Leo, falls in Cancer Navamsa and is ruled by Moon. This Pada is filled with paying reverence to ancestors, Family members, and Gods by the means of rituals and ceremonies.   At this stage, planets positioned in this Pada make one derive pride from ancestors, family and one’s charitability. Planets are not much inclined towards material prosperity in this Pada.

Lucky Number: 5

Lucky Letters: M

Lucky Colours: Ivory

Lucky Stones:  Cat’s eye

Advantages of Wearing Cat’s Eye:

  • Cat’s eye stone is known to improve the eye & brain capability by stabilizing the visionary and memory powers respectively.
  • It is known to improve the luck factor and enhances the chances of earning wealth in a quick time.
  • It is known to reduce the chances of getting affected by cancer and other hard-to-cure diseases.
  • When Cat’s eye stone is worn with full divinity, it completes wipes off evil eyes and brings prosperity
  • It brings success, fortune, and ultimate wisdom to the wearer by eliminating every negative aura that surrounds them.
  • Ketu Dosha, the most dangerous and longest Dosha that lasts for around 18 years is said to be nullified when Cat’s eye stone is worn with proper consultation from an astrologer.

Remedies for Magha Nakshatra

  • Paying reverence or obeisance towards elders and ancestors.
  • Worshipping Kali and Shiva is the best way of mastering the energy of this Nakshatra.
  • Performance of Shradha Ceremony of one’s ancestors in the prescribed Lunar month considered auspicious as it brings the energy and blessings from the world of ancestors is
  • Repetition of the root mantra Om Gham & Om Ngam 108 times when the Moon transits this Nakshatra and in its corresponding Lunar month eradicates struggles and hardships by giving the strength and courage to face them
  • Following Magha’s favorable directions, colors, numbers, letters and worshipping Serpent deities, the natives can expect significant changes and improvements in the standard of life.
  • Royal shades of colors namely Red, Gold, and Yellow are advised to be worn by the natives to undertake all important actions in order to get super amazing results and to avoid unexpected tragedies.