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Magha Nakshatra

The Magha Nakshatra is the tenth 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. 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.

Symbol: Royal throne

The symbol of the Magha Nakshatra is a royal throne signifying the King and his kingdom. Individuals born under this Nakshatra have a regal touch to their appearance and hold respectable positions in their lives. The throne is the symbol of royalty, administration, authority, good lineage and high social status.

Knowing the Characteristics

People born under Magha Nakshatra have an impressive personality and prominent features. They are independent, generous and highly enterprising. Because of their commanding personality and the ability to influence others, they are considered leaders in their fields. 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.

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Know in detail about Magha Nakshatra

  Translation   Magnificent
  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
  Number     10
  Gender     Female
  Dosha     Kapha
  Guna     Tamasic
  Element     Water
  Disposition   Ugra (fierce)
  Bird   Eagle
  Common Name of the Tree   Bargad (Banyan)
  Botanical Name of the Tree   Ficus benghalensis
  Seed Sounds   Ma, Me, Mu, Me.


The 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 natives 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 to a high rank in government and politics because of their strong association with people of high status.

The 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. The natives 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.

Presiding Deity of Magha Nakshatra (Pratyadi Devta): Kul Devta (deity worshipped by forefathers)

Pratyadi Devta helps us understand the function of the Nakshatra and the planet in our birth chart, and has total command over the functions related to the Nakshatras placed in the birth chart. People born in Magha Nakshatra will be respectful towards their elders and will have a prominent role of the ancestors in their lives. These natives will start their career as their forefathers did and successfully run their family business.

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.

Dosha: Kapha

Dosha represents which type of disease will affect the native. Magha Nakshatra natives 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 stomach ache, indigestion and lack of appetite.

Guna: Tamasic

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 the natives of this Nakshatra short-tempered, irritable and egoistic 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 natives born in this Nakshatra will have great memory retention ability, as water has the great memory retention and power, which has been proved scientifically. Their understanding and grasping power will also be good. However, if Moon in Magha Nakshatra gets afflicted by the malefic planets, the native 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. Natives 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 also 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 native gets every happiness and success, promised in his 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.

The first letter for a baby born in Magha Nakshatra could be Ma, Me, Mu, Me.

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