Magha Nakshatra

Acharya Ashish Jaiprakash
Magha Nakshatra

Magha Nakshatra Mythology & Secrets in Vedic Astrology                       

                      मघा नक्षत्रं आदित्यपुत्री रजस्वला, महानदीतीरे समुद्रगामिनी।
                      कर्मयुक्ता धैर्यमयी विजयप्रदा, मघा नक्षत्रं ज्योतिषे शुभविभागः॥
                      Magha Nakshatra, the daughter of Aditi, radiant, 
              Moving along the banks of the great river, reaching the ocean.
                 Engaged in actions, full of courage, bestowing victory, 
                  Magha Nakshatra is an auspicious division in astrology.

RANGE:  00° 00’ – 13° 20’ Leo


SYMBOL:  Throne



ORIENTATION:  Downward Facing

QUALITY:  Fierce or Severe

COLOUR:  Ivory

In Sanskrit, the word Magh translates to ‘Honour.’ The meaning of Magha nakshatra is ‘The Magnificent.’ The deity of the nakshatra of Magha is the ‘Pitris’ or our ‘ancestors.’ Pitri Paksha means the ‘fourth night of the ancestors’, is a 16 lunar day time period in the Hindu calendar when individuals offer food to their ancestors. When Karna who is the unsung hero of the Mahabharata died, he was welcomed in heaven and offered gold and jewels. When Karna realize that he needs real food, he went to Yama and asked him the reason behind this. Yama told Karna that he donated gold and jewels throughout his life but never cared to donate food to his ancestors. Therefore, Karna was sent back on the earth for a time of 15 days to offer food to his ancestors. This 15 days period is celebrated as Pitru paksha where food is offered to our ancestors. Individuals under the nakshatra of Magha are generally a reflection of their forefathers. They are attached and proud of their culture and lineage. These natives are filled with family values and traditions. Traditions are extremely important to this individual. They are generally born in rich prosperous families with rich cultures and heritage. Magha natives are filled with vanity, pride, and ego. Generally inclined towards their family profession. These natives can often benefit from patronage. They are emotionally attached to their homeland. They find it difficult to accept changes in life. Magha is the most political nakshatra in the zodiac belt. Magha natives are naturally drawn towards politics. They secure high political and government positions. These natives are drawn towards materialistic positions in life. They are fond of comfort and luxury. Natives under the nakshatra of Magha are generally trapped in their past. They find it difficult to stay in the present. This makes them confused about the purpose of their life, leading them to isolation and self-doubt. Due to this confusion, Magha natives tend to follow the path of Spirituality later in their lives.  

The four Quarters or Padas of Magha Nakshatra

Magha Nakshatra 1st Pada (0°00' to 3°20' Leo, ruled by Sun):

The first pada of Magha is associated with qualities such as ambition, authority, and a strong desire for recognition. Individuals born in this pada are often driven, confident, and have a natural leadership ability. They possess a regal aura and are determined to achieve their goals. They may display a sense of entitlement and may be inclined towards traditional values and customs.

Magha Nakshatra 2nd Pada (3°20' to 6°40' Leo, ruled by Venus):

The second pada of Magha is influenced by Venus, bringing a creative and artistic flair to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada are likely to have refined tastes, enjoy luxury, and appreciate beauty in all its forms. They possess good communication skills and can be excellent orators. They are ambitious but also value harmonious relationships. They may seek recognition through their creative endeavours.

Magha Nakshatra 3rd Pada (6°40' to 10°00' Leo, ruled by Mercury):

The third pada of Magha is governed by Mercury, infusing intellectual and communicative qualities. Individuals born in this pada are often skilled in writing, speaking, and critical thinking. They possess a sharp mind, a curious nature, and a desire for knowledge. They have a keen sense of responsibility and may excel in administrative or managerial roles. They value education and may have an interest in spiritual matters.

Magha Nakshatra 4th Pada (10°00' to 13°20' Leo, ruled by Mars):

The fourth pada of Magha is influenced by Mars, adding a dynamic and energetic quality to this Nakshatra. People born in this pada are courageous, assertive, and have a strong drive to succeed. They are action-oriented and may have a pioneering spirit. They are natural leaders and are not afraid to take risks. They possess a strong sense of justice and may actively fight for causes they believe in.

Consult Astrologers

View All

Our Services

View All

Latest From Blog

View All