Magha Nakshatra in Astrology | Health, Financial & Relationship Prediction

Magha's literal meaning is power, wealth, or gift. Therefore, Magha means powerful or wealthy. Magha nakshatra in astrology is one of the Adhomukhi Nakshatras (or the Nakshatras, which have their mouths downwards). In these nakshatras, things related to tanks, wells, temples, mining, digging, etc., can be auspiciously begun and performed.

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Magha Nakshatra in Astrology

Symbol: A Mansion

The symbol of Magha is the mansion. The symbol of Punarvasu is a house, and the symbol of Magha is a mansion. This is an indication of the growth of the baby's body in the womb. It also indicates a crop's growth because the 90-day rice crop can be cut during this period.

Deity: The Pithar
The ones who were burnt after death and the ones who were not burnt, the ones who were known and the ones who were not known, and the knowns who are roaming in lower births (like ghosts), we are giving our offerings in Yadnya for all of them on Magha Nakshathra.

Range120 - 133⁰ 20”
RashiLeo (Simha)
YogatharaRegulus or Alpha Leonis
Apparent Magnitude1.35
Latitude+0⁰ 27” 53
Longitude125⁰ 58” 21’
Right ascension 10h 8m 6.3s
Declination+11⁰ 59” 30’

Characteristics of Magha Nakshatra in Astrology

  • The animal symbol of Magha is a male rat.
  • How a male rat represent such a regal royal nakshatra with a heavy dose of ancestral baggage?
  • The keyword here is “ancestors”. How do we have ancestors? How do we get them? What is the process of having someone behind us? Is it the blessings of God or our past life karmas to have ancestors? No, it’s just sex.
Pitar Dev in Magha Nakshatra in Astrology
  • It is sex that gives us ancestors, as at one point you will also be ancestors to your descendants.
  • Without sex and sexual intercourse we would not have ancestors. Whether its Yogananda, Swami Vivekananda or B. Lahiri Mahasaya; they all came through sex.
  • This is one of the main reasons why a male rat represents Magha.
  • Male rats are the most sexual animals out there. They reproduce at a rapid speed.
  • A female rat can have sex 500 times in 6 hours time period, which is another story for Purva Phalguni.
  • Male rats can even die having sex because they have no control over their sexual drive and can run themselves dry.
  • Based on an individual horoscope a Magha person can be a sex maniac, a simple man, a yogi or a rock star, but they have one thing planted in their DNA, which is to re-produce.
  • Yogananda was a Magha ascendant but he was a celibate monk, but if you try to understand this nakshatra deeper you will understand that from the moment he stepped onto United States soil and till today he has millions and millions of followers, devotees and students, which are like children to him.
  • It wasn’t the physical interaction that gave him so many children, it was the spiritual intercourse of his soul into our mind that made millions of us his children.
  • Magha natives love having a large family to come home to, love family gatherings, lavish food and real home environment.
  • The male rat wants to see his or her children thriving inside the lion's den.
  • The bird of Magha is the eagle and the reason why this bird has been assigned to this nakshatra is due to its foresight.
  • Eagle can see its prey 3 miles away and like a fighter jet with a laser GPS it sets a target on its food and grabs it without ever giving any indication of its arrival.
  • Magha natives see their lives through-&-through.
  • They know from the very beginning what they want to achieve and become.
  • When they set a goal its not for short term, it’s a goal which is 20 years ahead in time.
  • Magha is also connected with ancestral land and growing crops on that land to feed the future generation, thus most Magha dominant people love either to get involved in real estate business or are extremely adamant on attaining their own property.
  • Magha natives usually get their ancestral property in their name or somehow always have to deal with parental property issue, but some can even lose.
  • The story of Magha is about honoring our Pitris (ancestors) especially during no moon day or new moon day every month.
Pitar Dev in Magha Nakshatra.
  • We should honor our ancestors with food, sweets and prayers, which will help us to find food, shelter and clothing in the Pitri loka, where we will eventually go after this life and stay with our ancestors.
  • The symbol of Magha is a room with a royal throne.
  • This symbol is for you. You are to be the next generation to sit on that throne and do the rightful duty, which your ancestors want you to perform in the world.
  • You will notice most Magha natives love to sit on an executive chair with high back and nice cherry leather.
  • It feels like a throne, a kingly throne from where you are able to perform duty.
  • There are good and bad guys sitting on such chairs but their purpose as a Magha native is always to do good for people, family and children.
  • Even the head of the mafia loves and dies for their family and children.
Magha Nakshatra in Astrology
  • They want to make sure they inculcate good qualities in them, send them to good schools and have them married into a good family while behind the scenes they are pulling all the plugs and painting houses (it’s a term I heard in an Irishman movie where painting houses simply meant killing the enemy with a gun as the blood splatters on the wall).
  • Whenever a Magha individual sits on a powerful chair they start to become responsible about their circumstances

Attributes of Magha Nakshatra in Astrology

  • Spread from 0'00" degree to 13'20" Simha. Magha affects the virtues and vices of the father's family, wealth, glory, beauty, strength and prowess, luster and effulgence, superior qualities, the sharpness of intellect, nobility, prestige, replenishment, and increased wisdom, brilliance, capacity, and willingness to donate, ancestors on the paternal side-all these.
  • Ravi in "Ashwini" is brilliant, no doubt, but the brilliancy is of incendiary character. It burns everything about it. Surya is then a terrible ball of fire. But in Magha, Ravi is like an emperor, confident and self-assured. If happy and pleased, he is in a mood to make any benediction or gift.
  • When Ravi is in Magha, Shani gets alarmed, which is natural. For Shani is by character, of a mean disposition, the nature of a slave, no wonder that mean and lowly Shani cannot brook the beauty and the dignity of Ravi's position in Magha. That is why Shani is "Neecha" and anti-meridional in Ashwini, and the meanness and wiliness of Shani increases.
  • If Shani is the lord of the 9th and 10th houses and is placed in the 4th house and associated with Magha, he adversely influences the 4th and 10th houses' effects. Magha is the cause of brightness and light. Therefore old and gloomy Grahas cannot stand it. Magha stands for noble impulses and incentives; the gift of Magha must always be a noble one.
  • Magha has been described as a glorious one. Anthropomorphically it is the nose of Kalpurusha.

Description of Magha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology Treatise

  • According to Hora Sara: Should Magha be one's birth Nakshatra, one will be wise, modest, have many persons to serve him, enjoy luxuries, respect Gods and his father, and be very industrious.
  • According to Jataka Parijata: If a person is born under the star (Magha) - i.e. when the Moon is in that asterism, he will be lustful but devoted to virtue, indulgent to his wife, proud and wealthy.
  • According to Sage Narada:: One born in Magha will be stout-bodied with prominent cheeks and protruding abdomen. He will be irascible, an orator, very patient in disposition, will honor gods and preceptors, and be radiant.
  • According to Brihat Samhita: A person whose birth takes place under the star Magha will be very rich and will have many servants, will enjoy pleasures, worship the Gods and the manes, and be very industrious.

Magha Nakshatra Pada Description

Magha Nakshatra 1st Pada:

  • Ruled by Aries (Governed by Mars in Astrology).
  • The Person will be Ambitious, Energetic, Competitive, Willful, Aggressive and Hard Working Pushing Limits, Doing Whatever it Takes, Masculine, Drawn to the Military, and Sports Natural Soldier/Athlete.
  • Those born in the first pada like to be alone, suffer from ear diseases, talk much, cruel, deceive, hate others, and always be sick.

Magha Nakshatra 2nd Pada:

  • Ruled by Taurus (Governed by Venus in Astrology)
  • Such People are Slow Starter, Struggles Early in Life, Underdeveloped Ego and Sense of Self When Young Balanced in Leadership Qualities, Toned Down Egotistical Traits, Knowing When to Act, When to be Aggressive, Fight for Another Day
  • Those born in the second pada are long-lived, wealthy, endowed with many children, endowed with perfectly proportioned body and respected in their relatives' circle.

Magha Nakshatra 3rd Pada:

  • Ruled by Gemini (Governed by Mercury in Astrology
  • Such People are Mentally Driven, Cunning, Intelligent, Educated, Socially and Friendship Driven Pursuit of Communication, Good With Languages, Speakers and Listeners, Natural Writers and Readers, Egotistical in Speech.
  • Those born in the third pada are learned, wise, experts, truthful, knowledgeable, endowed with many children. They are always happy, sexy and experts in all arts and famous.

Magha Nakshatra 4th Pada:

  • Ruled by Cancer (Governed by Moon in astrology).
  • Such People are Emotional, Caring, Motherly, Nurturing of people and Creative Aspirations Family Driven, Prideful and Loyal of Loved One's, Lover of Country and Homeland, Caring about Seniors and Older People.
  • Those born in the fourth pada support Gods and Brahmins, capable administrators, wealthy and carry out good works.

Sun’s Ingress (Aug 16 - Aug 29) for Magha Nakshatra

  • Sun enters Magha Nakshathra on Aug 16 and stays there till Aug 29. If you are born during this period, your Sun is in Magha Nakshathra.
  • Bhagavan Shree Krishna, an incarnation of Vishnu, was born during this period.
  • Lord Krishna had Sun in Magha Nakshathra and Moon in Rohini. Moon is exalted in Taurus, and Simha is own house for the Sun.
  • Lord Krishna was born at midnight. This means he was born on Vrishabha Lagna with the Moon in the ascendant.

Tree of Magha: Vata

  • Vata, Nyagrodha, Ficus benghalensis or banyan tree is a tree for Magha.
  • During this period, i.e. in the third month, Pusavan Savskara is performed. Pusavan means the desire of a baby. During this, Savskara banyan leaf extract is placed into pregnant women's nostrils.
  • The banyan tree effectively treats wounds, skin diseases, eye diseases, diabetes, diarrhea, and leucorrhoea or white discharge.
  • If the Banyan, Umbara, and Palasha trees grow together, there will be a water current.

Applications of Vata:-

  1. Ashwagandha is used to treat anxiety, depression, and fatigue.
  2. It improves blood circulation, a tonic for nerves, and effective in numbness.
  3. It boosts immunity in children.
  4. It is effective in sexual disorders.
  5. 5.It helps to reduce muscle pain.
  6. It helps to increase testosterone levels and improve female libido.

Astronomical Information of Magha Nakshatra

  • Almost all astronomers agree that Yogathara of Magha is Regulus or Alpha Leonis.
  • Regulus is the brightest star in Leo. It is close to the heart of Leo. It is a multiple star system composed of 4 stars in 2 pairs. It is 0.47 degrees from the ecliptic and regularly occulted by the Moon.
  • It rotates at the speed of 1.1 million kilometers/ hour at its equator.
  • It is a white-blue star and considered a scorching start.
  • It’s hotter at its poles than its equator.

Remedies for Magha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

DonateJaggery and salt
VrathamShradha, Avidhava Navami, Sarvapithri Amavasya, Bharani Shraddha, Tharpan
Vedic SookthamPithru Sooktham

Magha Nakshatra Compatibility in Astrology

Sign (Rashi) compatibility of Magha Nakshatra Bride

Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio, Aquarius

Rashi compatibility of Magha Nakshatra Groom

Gemini, Cancer, Virgo, Scorpio

Nakshathra Compatibility of Magha Nakshatra Bride

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani
  • Taurus: Mrigashirsha
  • Gemini: Mrugasheersha, Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra
  • Libra: Chitra
  • Scorpio: Vrischika, Anuradha, Jyeshta*
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashada
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shathatharaka, Poorvabhadhrapadha
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadrapada, Uttarabhadrapada

Nakshathra Compatibility of Magha Nakshatra Groom

  • Aries: Ashwini, Bharani
  • Taurus: Mrigashirsha
  • Gemini: Mrigashirsha, Ardra, Punarvasu
  • Cancer: Punarvasu, Pushya, Aashlesha
  • Leo: Poorva, Uttara
  • Virgo: Uttara, Hasta, Chitra
  • Libra: Chitra
  • Scorpio: Vrischika, Anuradha, Jyeshta*
  • Sagittarius: Moola, Poorvashadha
  • Aquarius: Dhanishta, Shatabhisha, Poorvabhadrapada
  • Pisces: Poorvabhadrapada, Uttarabhadrapada

Compatibility Factors of Ashwini Nakshatra

  • Nadi: Aanthya or last
  • Gana (Nature): Rakshasa or daemon
  • Yoni (Animal Symbol): Mooshak or mouse
  • Result of wearing new clothes on Ashwini Nakshatra: Illness
  • Result of first menses on Ashwini Nakshatra: Liked by others, romantic, respected, likes to be at father’s home, troubled by diseases
  • Result of performing Shraddha on Ashwini Nakshatra: Help from family
  • Beneficial Activities on Ashwini: Digging a well or a borewell, plowing and sawing seeds
  • Beneficial Savskara or Ceremonies on Ashwini: Wedding

Quality of Magha Nakshatra

  • Magha is known to be a ugra nakshatra which are best for funeral rights, going to war, causing destruction, learning about death, search for paranormal and ghostly things, anything to scare someone, tantric fire rituals and funeral home or where dead rest.
  • In this nakshatra one should also honor their ancestor known as Pitri pooja especially when no moon occurs on this day.

Caste of Magha Nakshatra

  • The caste of this nakshatra is the “Worker”, which translates into a workaholic.
  • Magha individuals are the masculine type regardless of gender.
  • They want to take charge and make sure that the desire and idea they have within them must be implemented into practical work.
  • A Magha individual feels they need to somehow fulfill something from their past or to raise the family name by attaining the most widespread success, sometimes its material and sometimes its spiritual.
  • They become masters of powerful hustle.

Sound of Magha Nakshatra

  • Maa- pada 1, Mee- pada 2, Moo- pada 3, May- pada 4, sound has an extremely important role to play with nakshatra.
  • Everything we do, say, buy, wear, drive has a name attached to it known as a brand.
  • One must look at their chart with accurate time of birth and see where the nakshatra of Magha is in their chart, which means where is the sign of Leo.
  • If someone is a Gemini ascendant then the 3 rd house would be Leo; when using such brands or names that starts with such sounds would be beneficial for travel, communication, sales, marketing, self efforts and performing arts.

Remedies of Magha Nakshatra

  • One of the best remedies for Magha is to do Pitri Tarpan on Amavasya or new moon day.
  • This is the day when Pitris (our ancestors) energy is fully active and ready to bless us.
  • The ritual requires feeding vegetarian food via help of a Hindu priest, but regardless of your religion just make some food and have a priest, rabbi, imam, monk bless it and feed it to birds.
  • The other remedy for Magha is to sit on a high back chair like an executive chair, which makes you feel like the CEO of a company or the President.
  • Sitting on such chairs will remind you of your duty into this world and to be the one to take the torch of your ancestors and move it forward.
  • Having a brass eagle in the SW and NW direction of the house is also very beneficial for Magha individuals, especially when you are going through the dasha of the planet, which is in Magha.

Summary of Magha Nakshatra in Vedic Astrology

Dasha RulerKetu
SymbolA royal throne room
DeityThe Pitras (one's family ancestors)
RulershipPeople rich in gold (money), and corn, granaries, mountaineers, those who are devoted to parents or the manes, traders, heroes, carnivorous beings and women-haters.
Moon in MaghaThe person will have many servants and wealth, enjoys the senses, is devoted to the devas and ancestors and is very enthusiastic.
NatureUgra (fierce)
Purusharth Artha or finance

What is Special about Magha Nakshatra?

Magha is known to be a ugra nakshatra which are best for funeral rights, going to war, causing destruction, learning about death, search for paranormal and ghostly things, anything to scare someone, tantric fire rituals and funeral homes or where dead rest. 

Which Rashi is Magha Nakshatra?


Who is the Lord of Magha Nakshatra?


Who is the Deity of Magha Nakshatra?

Pitris (Ancestors)

What is the Symbol of Magha Nakshatra?

Royal throne, Palanquin

What is the Gana of Magha Nakshatra?

Rakshasa (Demon) 

What is the Quality of Magha Nakshatra?

Ugra (Fierce)

What is the Caste of Magha Nakshatra?

Shudra (Worker)

What is the Animal of Magha Nakshatra?

Male Rat

What is the Bird of Magha Nakshatra?

Male Eagle 

What is the Tree of Magha Nakshatra?

Banyan Tree

What are the Initials of Magha Nakhatra?

Maa, Mee, Moo, May

To read this article in Hindi, visit : Magha Nakshatra in Astrology in Hindi.

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