Rasi or Sign – Leo (Simha)
Position – 00° 00’ to 13° 20’ Leo
Nakshatra Lord – Ketu
Star Cluster – Five Stars
Star Formation / Symbol – Palanquin, Royal Throne
Colour – Ivory
Gender – Female
Gana – Rakshasa
Caste – Shudra
Yoni – Mouse
Deity – Pithrus (Family Ancestors)
Letters represented – Ma, Me, Mu, May
Representation in Triloka – Pathala or Naraka
Category – Ugra
Tridosha – Kapha (phlegmatic)
Triguna – Tamo Guna
Purushartha (Motivation) – Artha
Body Part – Face
Longevity – Poornayu
Gem – Cats Eye
Swara (Sound) – Fa, Sa kara
Bird – Kukkuta
Place – City
Tree – Banyan Tree
Nadi – Antya Nadi
Magha Nakshatra in Scriptures
According to Hora Sara, when the person born in Magha Nakshatra, he will be wise, enjoy luxuries, modest, respect Gods and father, very industrious and will have many people under him.
According to Yavana Jataka, the native will respect the father and paternal side and follows the path of justice and will have very good behaviour. At the same time, the person will be interested in enjoying life in a straightforward manner and will be truthful.
According to Brihat Samhita, when a person takes birth in Magha Nakshatra, he will be very rich and will have many servants, will enjoy pleasures, worship the Gods and very industrious.
Magha means big or mighty. It is located in the sign of Leo and its ruler is Ketu, the south node. Its symbol is throne or Palanquin. Leo sign is also about authority, royalness. Hence there will be an inherent kingship and leadership qualities with these natives. They like to live in an authoritative status with followers and servants. These are powerful and very optimistic individuals. They will have bright and radiant eyes. They are also endowed with fiery character. There may be some deeply rooted cravings for the authority and recognition in the society or in the workplace. This will lead them to overly ambitious and motivated in the direction of material pleasures.
The symbol of this Magha Nakshatra is Palanquin or doli. The palanquin was used to carry the kings by the workers on their shoulders. It is also used in marriages or in some important occasions. It signifies an important position or authority. There is a sense of feeling special with these natives. They may be attention seekers and wants to live in a public glare.
These folks are very enterprising people and best suited for doing business. They may not like to work under others. Even if they do, they may prefer to work in a management role in an environment of responsibility and authority. These people are always helpful to others and there will be some tinge of spirituality in them.
The deity for this Nakshatra is Pithru devathas, which means ancestors of the family. It also signifies the DNA of the family. So there is a strong connection to the family tradition and values. If Moon is afflicted in this star, it may show some kind of family problems or even ‘Pithru shapa’ for the native. They may also become ferocious and very selfish people.
Sometimes they take too much of pride in themselves and become arrogant of their abilities. They may think of themselves as superior to others and wants only to be associated with people of higher status. Their arrogant behaviour can lead to the downfall in their status. They may be associated in some kind to the Government or may take any favours from the Government. Depending on the lordship of the Moon in the chart, the result will differ.
Apart from the above characteristics, some of the specific characters for different quarters or padas under Magha star are as follows.
Magha Nakshatra 1st Pada – (00° 00’ to 03° 20’ Leo) – Mars rules over this pada. There is a fire element associated with this pada. Leo itself is a fiery sign and star ruler Ketu and pada ruler Mars (or ruler and sub-ruler) are also of fiery nature. They will be very ambitious and courageous people. There may be some creative talents with them. They will be very masculine in nature. Even females with this pada may be dominated by manly characteristics. They will be very passionate and sexually very active. But they will be very impulsive and takes hasty decisions. Moreover, if the Moon’s degree is very near to 0° of the sign, then their mind will be very agitated and confused.
Magha Nakshatra 2nd Pada – (03° 2’ to 06° 40’ Leo) – Venus rules over this quarter. These people will be wealthy and will have a long life. They will be worried over family matters. They are good looking, lives like a king and have sacrificing nature. Initially, they will struggle in life and come up in life a bit later. Also, they are very independent in nature.
Magha Nakshatra 3rd Pada – (06° 40’ to 10° 00’ Leo) – Mercury rules over this pada. These people will be clever. We can describe them as clever leaders with good communication. A leader without intelligence will tend to fail. But these individuals are blessed in that matter. But can be very egoistic and short-tempered in nature. They will be also interested as advisors. But there will cunningness in them, that will be their weakness also. That will become the reason for their downfall also.
Magha Nakshatra 4th Pada – (10° 00’ to 13° 20’ Leo) – Moon rules over this pada. They will be well versed in their field of interest. They will respect tradition and elders. They will also be sensitive with other people. These individuals are family oriented people and will be loved by all.
Muhurta or Electional Astrology
Magha Nakshatra is Ugra and Kroora (Aggressive and Cruel), so it will be suitable for works involving fire, poison, research on poisonous medicines, purchase and sale of arms, surgical operations, obtaining a license for a gun etc.
Magha Nakshatra is also Adhomukaha (facing downward) Nakshatra, so it will be suitable for digging wells, ponds, underground constructions, mining etc.