Magha Nakshatra

(Moon Sign Based)

Magha Nakshatra refers to the guardian angels who protect us from the adversities and guide us through tough times. Achievement is the key theme of this Nakshatra.

Magha Constellation

The Magha Nakshatra is the 10th in the series of the lunar constellations or Nakshatras in Vedic Astrology. It falls under the zodiac sign of Leo along with all its four quarters or padas. It spans across 00.00 degrees to 13.20 degrees in Leo.

The word Magha refers to anything that is grand, huge or beyond limits. It also indicates magnificence. Magha Nakshatra refers to the guardian angels who protect us from the adversities and guide us through tough times. Achievement is the key theme of this Nakshatra.

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2024 Horoscope for MAGHA NAKSHATRA

Magha is the tenth nakshatra of the zodiac and it falls in Leo sign from 0 degrees-13.20 degrees, where it is ruled by planet Ketu and is represented by the symbol of ‘Royal Throne’.

The Virgo and Leo nakshatra in the zodiac are crossed by Magha nakshatra. Magha here denotes magnificence, which represents one’s royal and honourable position, dominance, good personal/financial status, and natural leadership qualities.

Career in 2024

This year will be important for your professional progress. You will be blessed with excellent opportunities for career advancement. However, refrain from hasty decisions that could present you with professional troubles till April 2024.
Ketu, your nakshatra lord, will bring you professional progress after May 2024, as the beneficial connection of Jupiter and Ketu will enable you to gain more wisdom and you will be able to achieve good results at work.

It will be essential to make plans for long term goals for June-September 2024 as your professional choices will have a big effect on how your career progresses.

Your career will be well defined with new perspectives in the final months of the year and there will career expansion at the end of the year.

Relationships in 2024

Relationships this year appears to be going well for you with your patience and intelligent approach. But be vigilant in the beginning of the year and try not to ignore the need of your partner/loved ones.

You will have the energy and wisdom to maintain your relationships with patience to facilitate a sense of security in your relationships during the year.
During the last quarter of the year, during September-December 2024, you will receive more understanding and trust from your loved ones.

Finance in 2024

Good financial situation this year. You will, particularly, see a period of financial stability from April 2024 onwards.

New professional ventures can be sluggish but you will benefit from your ventures due to your hard work and calculated approach.

The last few months of the year indicate that you will have an improvement in your financial status.

Health in 2024

Your health and fitness will improve considerably in the first few months of the year, especially till April 2024.

But there will be setbacks in mental peace during June-August 2024 due to a lack of understanding and mutual trust in your close relationships. You will feel restricted in relationships due to negative vibes for each other and will not be able to connect with your partner, there will also be a lack of communication.

The last months of the year will be a better period to maintain your physical and mental health.

Suggestion to make your 2024 great:
Avoid hasty decisions in personal and professional life. Deal with all problems with a calm attitude and positive approach.


Key Magha Traits

  • Extremely sexually active; spiteful of others, and the need to control every situation irrespective of them having any role to play in it is a characteristic trait of Magha and of Ketu, its ruler, and a shadow planet.
  • It is a Ketu-ruled nakshatra, or the south node of the Moon, and imbibes qualities which resemble Ketu.
  • They enjoy power, position and authority in their life and are able to exert their influence on a large number of people. These people are caring, charitable and like to follow the path of justice and righteousness.

Family & Finance

  • Magha is not destined to get married before 27. Prospects arrive after this age, and they are suggested to marry after the said age.
  • They are likely to have a sound financial health.

Career & Professional Affinity

  • Magha, being Ketu ruled nakshatra, is driven for power in the society and people. They should opt for professions which can grant them this such as law, governance and politics.
  • If they are educated enough, they are likely to do well in their career.


Important years

After 27 for marriage or career.


Ruling Planet of Magha Nakshatra (Graha Devta) – Ketu

Graha Devta is the one who gives the ability to understand the nature of the planet so that we can work based on that planet in our chart. Based on Vedic Astrology, the Graha Devta or Ruling Planet for the Magha Nakshatra is Ketu which makes the person of this Nakshatra religious and interested in occult sciences and Vedic knowledge.

They do very well as administrators and gain social status and prominence. They are also capable of reaching a high rank in government and politics because of their strong association with people of high status.


Energy source of Magha Nakshatra (Adhi Devta): Pitris (forefathers)

The Adhi Devta gives mental clarity about the ruling planet and through them, we can come in contact with the divine energy source of the planet. The Adhi Devta of Magha Nakshatra is Pitris.

Those of this Nakshatra feel a strong connection to their lineage and take honor and pride in their established traditions and rituals. They are very respectful of their customs and are interested in continuing their legacy and lineage through progeny.


Natural instinct of Magha

The natural instinct or spirit animal of Magha is a ‘male rat’. This is typically used to understand the nature, romantic and sexual behavior of a person and a general view of things, which is to say the nature of this nakshatra is that of a rat.


Gender: Female

Gender of any Nakshatra is used in Vedic astrology for matchmaking but if we deeply analyze this, we come to know a rather fascinating fact that the gender signifies our mental inclination towards material things and how we manipulate life’s challenges for our survival.

The gender of Magha Nakshatra is female. However, the individuals born under this Nakshatra will have caring and nurturing qualities regardless of their gender.


Ayurvedic or Medicinal Traits: Kapha

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Magha Nakshatra people are dominated by Kapha. The main function of Kapha is to protect the body by holding the muscle, bone and fat together.

Magha born people need to take care of this dosha in order to maintain a good health. They might have to face health issues related to stomachache, indigestion and lack of appetite.


Broad Instinct of Magha

There are three Gana or basic instinct type that a person belongs to which frame out outlook, reactions and attitude towards life. These are Dev Gana, Manushya Gana and Rakshasa Gana.

Magha belongs to the Rakshasa Gana. Rakshasa Gana constitutes of people with a heightened sense of intuition, they pick up on energies very quickly and understand if there is any negativity present around them. They are generally soft-spoken, unlike the name of the Gana, but they raise their voice whenever required.


Broad Nature of Magha

In Indian philosophy, there are three Gunas, known as - Sattwa, Rajas, and Tamas. These are known as the three processes that build a successful life. The Guna of Magha Nakshatra is Tamasic which can make those of this Nakshatra short-tempered, irritable and egoistic in nature.

They are attracted to material pleasures of life and are able to achieve them, which at times bring pride and arrogance in them.


Element: Water

Magha Nakshatra is governed by the water element, which signifies that those born in this Nakshatra will have great memory retention ability. Their understanding and grasping power will also be good.

However, if Moon in Magha Nakshatra gets afflicted by the malefic planets, the person will be angry, unforgiving and revengeful.


Bird: Eagle

Birds are the highly spiritual creatures, which came into life to give us the message from the universe. Each Nakshatra has a particular bird symbol, which shows us that the energy related to that bird is residing within us related to that particular constellation/Nakshatra.

The bird symbolic to Magha Nakshatra is the Eagle. Eagle has the ability to optically discern everything at one time because of their ability to soar to great heights. This makes them see and observe things minutely.

Those born in Magha Nakshatra have the ability to analyze their inner weaknesses and strengths, which helps them to achieve success in life. Eagles also have four toes, which is the symbol of a strong foundation. Magha Nakshatra people with their persistence are able to build a strong foundation for themselves, which helps them fulfill their desires and goals.


First letter for naming Magha Nakshatra born baby - Ma, Me, Mu, Me

The first letter of the name produces a vibration, which is connected with the individual, as per the Vedas. It is advisable to choose a name with the letter that creates harmony between the human and the Universe, so that the person gets every happiness and success, promised in the birth chart.

This is akin to us coming in the network coverage area of the Nakshatra we are born under, and thus getting a proper signal from it, which helps us rejuvenate and connect better with the world.


Magha Constellation Compatibility with Other Constellations

Ashwini-Magha: Another karmic but not the most healthy relationship for Ashwini. Magha is one which brings a lot of unsettled conflicts between the both of you. Understand that these conflicts make you grow, just as much if not more than the healthy ones. This is a complicated relationship since both of you have unrealistic expectations of adoration instead of focusing on factors for a long-term stability.

Temperamental match between you both is 21/36 which is a 58% on compatibility scale.

Bharani-Magha: Bharani recognizes the façade of confidence Magha puts up, to top it all, they can be arrogant as well as insecure. Magha doesn’t understand why a fiery person like Bharani is sexually diffident towards them. The reason is easy to understand. One wants sensuality, other wants purely sex. This may place the relationship on rocks.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 20/36, which is 55%.

Krittika-Magha: Trust, respect and real love is the biggest question mark in this relationship. They both believe in the façade they see of each other. Krittika has no intention to get into useless things and issues in life and Magha cannot live without creating a ruckus out of petty things. This causes argument along with the need to prove oneself stronger and dominate the other, often by threatening. A challenging relationship with considerable ugliness.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 19/36, which is 50%.

Rohini-Magha: Rohini wants love and romance. Magha only wants sex. Rohini cannot decipher how can someone have sex without love or romance. Magha is frivolous with sex and will walk out if they don’t get it easily. Rohini is romantic and cannot give it unless the mood is set and just right. Magha’s sexual escapades will create distrust and your emotions will be thrown out of the window.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 12/36, which is 33%.

Mrigashira-Magha: Magha can be in a relationship while having sex with 5 other people and no one finds out. They think everyone is the same. Mrigashira cannot be in a casual relationship ever. While Magha may agree to be in a committed relationship, sexual commitment will never be a parameter within the dynamics. What that means is that Magha would like to have sex with any and everyone it finds attractive or lustful of without any second thoughts irrespective of being in a relationship. Mrigashira disapproves of it, obviously.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 15/36, which is 48%.

Ardra-Magha: A karmic relationship with huge ups and huge downs. This relationship is not the one with an unfinished business, but one that has already been experienced which is why there can be similar issues creating disturbance from the past, and similar love tying together as one experienced before.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 21/36, which is 58%.

Punarvasu-Magha: Magha can be full of wonder and wanderlust about the travel experiences of Punarvasu, and it shows. However, Punarvasu can play with their sexual expressions and might not be willing to give in to them or even be mildly moved from their stance. A relationship without sex and lust doesn’t resonate for Magha.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 17/36, which is 50%.

Pushya-Magha: Pushya and Magha are poles apart about their take on relationship and commitment. One is loyal, other is sexually frivolous. Pushya doesn’t trust Magha with anything, not their time, not their heart, not responsibilities nor their reality.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 15/36, which is 40%.

Ashlesha-Magha: A sexual affair happens instantly with Magha only to realize soon that Ashlesha doesn’t get along with them. Magha and Ashlesha don’t get each other at all, and Magha feels free to make Ashlesha feel unloved and dejected. Ashlesha acts cool, detached and unbothered. The whole relationship goes downhill rapidly.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 10/36, which is 33%.

Magha-Magha: Same Moon signs are known to have similar interests and complexities. This relationship works because both of you are pro-sex and want enough. The issue here is both of you have the same problems as well. You both will fight, which is a part of your nature, and will be jealous of each other’s success, also a part of your nature.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 28/36, which is 77%.

Purva Phalguni-Magha: Both Purva Phalguni and Magha belong to the same animal yoni- the rat making them the best sex partners. Each can provide what the other wants- lots and lots of sex. This is your perfect match!

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 31/36, which is 82%.

Uttara Phalguni-Magha: Stop trying to dominate each other. Both Uttara Phalguni and Magha can be dominating, and this will take the relationship south. Try to build trust, this might work instead.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 17/36, which is 48%.

Hasta-Magha: Hasta here has a karmic relationship with Magha. This is not the best one and has low compatibility as well due to unresolved past issues. Hasta can be warm, gentle and kind in love but not so with Magha. Magha can be completely selfish and criticizing as well, making it all hard.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 14/36, which is 39%.

Chitra-Magha: Chitra is sexually experimental and uses sex as a motive to attain power and status. Magha can be the same, which connects both well. This relationship works due to similarity in nature and ambitions driven by sex and materialism.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 18/36, which is 52%.

Swati-Magha: This relationship requires working through layers of distrust. Swati does not trust Magha while it is also a bad karmic relationship with low levels of compatibility. Suspicion almost never seems to go away.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 8/36, which is 22%.

Vishakha-Magha: Sexual faithfulness does not exist between Vishakha and Magha. One is a tigress; another is a rat. A difficult partnership as Vishakha does not trust Magha and for valid reasons.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 17/36, which is 50%.

Anuradha-Magha: Anuradha is a cool constellation believing in the idea of real and spiritual love, they can love almost anyone since they’re so fluid about their attitude towards it. This relationship works somehow as long as Anuradha understands that they need to be sexually liberal and more open as Magha needs sex just the way Anuradha needs soulfulness.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 23/36, which is 66%.

Jyeshtha-Magha: Jyestha reserves the rights of whether to be with you or discard you. Jyestha is everything a Magha wants in a partner, but not vice-versa. Jyestha knows how to get a Magha back to the ground in a logical way. On the other hand, Jyestha is fine with or without Magha because there’s not much they can offer, instead it’s the other way round.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 24/36, which is 68%.

Mula-Magha: Both Mula and Magha are Ketu-ruled making them similar in ideology, nature and behavior in social circumstances and in personal life. This might work well. But when it comes to sexual compatibility, Magha represented by a rat, is forever in awe of Mula, represented by a dog. An unequal power play and need to dominate can exist.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 22/36, which is 66%.

Purva Ashada-Magha: Purva Ashada are creative and talented which attracts Magha and sex is fun with them, however Magha soon forgets the reason why they’re with Purva Ashada when they focus too much on their need for sexual fulfilment and Purva Ashada might just be more secure and happier with some space to themselves, making Magha feel rejected.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 18/36, which is 50%.

Uttara Ashada-Magha: Uttara Ashada is a soft, sensitive sign, Magha can see their loneliness and play dirty with it. They point out and make a show of Uttara Ashada’s insecurities and sometimes, Uttara Ashada’s diffidence towards their behavior doesn’t stop Magha, instead brings out their worst. Magha is not sensitive in this relationship, unless without an ulterior motive. This relationship is full of negativity and manipulation.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 5/36, which is 15%.

Shravana-Magha: Shravana is yet another sensitive sign and Magha has zero understanding of how Shravana’s emotions work. Magha loses their sense of right and wrong with Shravana and can treat them as a bully who treats students in school poorly. Shravana can get hurt immensely due to such behavior.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 3/36, which is 10%.

Dhanishtha-Magha: Very less compatibility and even lesser faithfulness brews in this relationship. Dhanista is a lion and Magha is a rat. There is no power play just dominance of the first over the other. Dhanistha feels no interest in making any efforts towards Magha and Magha can return the favor by being sexually involved with others, which Dhanistha is least bothered about, including Magha’s existence.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 20/36, which is 55%.

Shatabhisha-Magha: Shatabhisha is Magha’s best relationship. They both want the same things - lots of sex and lots of materialism. They connect well on all levels. They are also partner constellations and can inspire each other in the very departments of concern. Their sexual behavior and ideals towards materialism are quite similar.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 24/36, which is 66%.

Purva Bhadrapada-Magha: Very less compatibility and even lesser faithfulness brews in this relationship. Purva Bhadrapada is a lion and Magha is a rat. There is no power play just dominance of the first over the other. Purva Bhadrapada feels no interest in making any efforts towards Magha and Magha can return the favor by being sexually involved with others, which Purva Bhadrapada is least bothered about.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 20/36, which is 55%.

Uttara Bhadrapada-Magha: Uttara Bhadrapada is a person with a strong sense of responsibility and not frivolous about sex like Magha. Magha cannot live without it and Uttara Bhadrapada has controlled senses. Magha needs to try hard to access the sensuous part of Uttara Bhadrapada if they want to have a relationship where they feel fulfilled.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 17/36, which is 50%.

Revati-Magha: Magha feels inadequate in front of Revati and cannot live up to their ideals. Magha hasn’t explored love at all and is all pro-sex. This doesn’t work with Revati and Magha knows it and, therefore, tries to cover up with their contrary behavior. This is not the relationship for either of you.

Temperamental match (guna), between you both is a 11/36, which is 33%.

Some Interesting Facts About Magha Nakshatra

Symbol Royal: Throne
Animal Symbol: Male Rat
Presiding Deity: Pitras (ancestors)
Controlling/Ruling Planet: Ketu
Ruling Deity of Mercury: Ganesha
The 4 Quarters of Magha Nakshatra:

  • 1st quarter Ruled by Mars
  • 2nd quarter Ruled by Venus
  • 3rd quarter Ruled by Mercury
  • 4th quarter Ruled by Moon

Nature: Rakshasa (demon)
Mode: Active
Gender: Female
Dosha: Kapha
Guna: Tamasic
Element: Water
Disposition: Ugra (fierce)
Common Name of the Tree: Bargad (Banyan)
Botanical Name of the Tree: Ficus benghalensis
Seed Sounds: Ma, Me, Mu, Me

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