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Graha * Bhava* Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Ketuva


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Magha * circa 1890, Kolkata

Victoria and Albert Museum


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Saathujadaachritha thevamuni boojitha yoga makam thevi sahaayakrube

Magha

Migha * Makha *

Agha * Ajjha*

Pitriya * Karman * Vutatma *

Anvastaka * Kosthagara

* qalb al-assad


Chandra in Magha


contributions coming to Earth

from the star-civilizations near

Regulus

first portion of Leonis


fame of the flame

"Thinks-and-Acts out of the Box" (Ketu)

Swirling Fires, Sparkling Gifts

ruled by the Ancestors

Empowered to Leave the Body at Will * trance-travelers


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... From a set of eight paintings of deities and processional scenes. Ganesa seated on his mount the rat, flanked by two gana (bhuta). He holds his four attributes, one in each hand: the pasha and ankusha in his upper hands, and the broken tusk and the laddu in his lower hands. http://www.britishmuseum.org

The animal symbol of Makha is Male Ratus.

Magha * Agha = Nakshatra-10 new system * 8th nakshatra in old system that started from Krittika

  • 00:00 Simha until 13:20 Simha (Leo)

  • Pada-37, 38, 39, 40 of total 108


Magha Nakshatra Celestial Location ~~ Roebuck, The Circle of Stars

  • Qalb al-Assad * Heart of the Lion * Regulus * Magh * cor leonis * alpha Leonis

  • al-Jabbah * Al'dzhabkhakh * the forehead of the lion* eta Leonis (multiple star system)

  • al-Gieba * al-Jabhah *the forehead of the lion* gamma Leonis

  • al-Dhafira * the curl, the braid * Adhafera * duba * mane of the lion * zeta Leonis

  • al-Genubi * Ras al-Asad al-Janubi * south (star) of the Lion's head * epsilon Leonis

  • al-Shemali * Ras al-Asad al-Shamaliyy * north (star) of the Lion's head * mu Leonis


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Regional Names for Magha


Agha

Ajjha * unlimited power, permission

Anvastaka

As-pada * place, seat, abode; business, affair; dignity, authority; power (10th nakshatra)

karman * act , action , performance, business , office , special duty , occupation , obligation, any religious act or rite (as sacrifice , oblation , esp. as originating in the hope of future recompense and as opposed to speculative religion or knowledge of spirit) (Magha = 10th nakshatra of the new system)

koSThAgAra * Kosthagara * a store-room, store, a treasury

Migha * Megha * Magha * Makha * Makrum * Makham * Makam

pitRdaivata * relating to the worship of the Pitris

Vutatma


Tibetan

  • Chu * Lord of the 8 bonds

Arabic

  • Qalb al-Assad * Heart of the Lion

  • Kabelaced (rendering of Qalb al-Assad)

Greek

  • Basiliscus

Latin

  • Regulus * the little king

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Ficus Bengalensis * Banyan tree * sacred to Makha nakshatra


Sacred tree for Magha nakshatra

see nakshatra gardens at: www.vedicvanas.com/nakshatravana.html

  • western botanical name = Ficus bengalensis = Ficus benghalensis

  • Sanskrita namah: nyagrodha

  • Tibetan (bodkye):

  • Common names: Banyan, 'Bengal fig', 'Indian fig',"strangler fig", borh, wad, peral. Tamil= aalamaram

Shakti of Magha

  • tyage kshepani shakti =

  • power to leave the flesh-body = enter trance


Agha

The 1-27th portion called Agha * Magha * Makha * Kosthagara * is said to facilitate a variety of identity change" movement of the soul away from the body".

This quick movement during the change of spatial relationship between the body and the perceiving apparatus called "soul" (seeker, listener) creates a Brightness that is likened to a burning sacred fire.

Trance heat can be understood at metaphorically similar to the experience of atmospheric re-entry that is now understood from the space traffic of various high-powered airborne vehicles coming and going through the Earth's electrical atmosphere.

They do get hot from the abrasive particulate friction and sometimes burn up completely if not properly shielded. It looks like they are just moving through the "air" but indeed many fields of particulate structure are being penetrated and navigated in order to change levels.

Quick dis-assembly of the particle structure of the protective aura which surrounds the flesh-body and again quick re-assembly upon exiting the trance state to return to normal life perceptions are the special blessing granted to Magha.

In the old books, Magha is likened to a type of death and indeed a trance is a bit like a very brief and voluntarily entered coma. Its special characteristic is heat generated by the speed of the change in field of consciousness.

Magha Makha attributes
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Three Magi following a Star to Beth-lehem

Magha Nakshatra Meanings

"The Great, Increasing, Bountiful"

  • Ritual empowerment; brilliant imagery; fire-magic

  • Observer of Magical Fire; Magus, Magnus, Major, Majesty

  • "...the qualities of brightness, majesty, and power...the father...the bestowing of favors." ~~ Valerie Roebuck, The Circle of Stars, p.107


Magha Nakshatra Planetary Ruler

  • Ketu

Magha Nakshatra Body Part

  • Lips/Chin of the kala-purusha

Magha Nakshatra protective Deity * bhapa * bheza

  • Pitris * patrons * father-figures * ancestor-guides

Magha Nakshatra Symbol

  • Palanquin
  • royal chamber containing a throne


Magha Nakshatra Gana * troops, group

  • Demonic * Rakshasa


Magha Nakshatra Tibetan Tradition

  • Chu = Lord of the 8 bonds

  • the poet

  • a-Chen = the great horse


Ketu's "static-observer" navamsha trine

Shakti of Magha Nakshatra

commentary by Pdt. Pandita David Frawley

"The Fathers desired, "May we flourish in the world of the ancestors."

One who makes the appropriate offering to the Fathers, to Magha,

  • flourishes in the world of the ancestors.

Magha gives fame that lasts through the generations.

Those born under it seek a high reputation for themselves,

  • a kind of kingly or paternal status."

Shakti of Magha Nakshatra

commentary by Dennis Harness

"Magha means "the mighty one”, reflecting strength and spiritual leadership. The great Indian saint, Paramahamsa Yogananda had both his Moon and rising sign in this powerful nakshatra.

Its symbol is the king's chamber or palanquin. The deities are the Pitris, the great protectors and fathers of humanity.

Magha people have a fiery rakshasa temperament with a primary motivation of artha, or material prosperity.

The ruling planet is Ketu which reveals the mystical nature of this asterism. The shakti is "the power to leave the body”.

Magha Career Interests:

  • Politicians, lawyers, heads of corporations.
  • Self-employed, business acumen.
  • Historians, archaeologists, researchers.
  • Actors, musicians and gifts in the dramatic arts.

Magha is correlated with the bright fixed star Regulus, the kingly star located in the heart of the Lion."

Vocabulary for Magha = Makha

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megha

  • mass, multitude
  • cloud, atmosphere

magha

  • A gift, reward, bounty
  • wealth, power
  • A kind of flower;
  • a partic. drug or medicine; a species of grain
Of a country of the Mecchas
  • The 10th or 15th Nakshatra (sometimes regarded as a wife of the Moon);
  • name of the wife of Shiva

pitrya

  • derived from or relating to a father, paternal, patrimonial, ancestral;
  • the nature or character of a father;
  • the eldest brother (who takes the place of a father)
  • relating or consecrated to the Pitris, the ritual for oblations to the Pitris, the day of full moon and the * worth-ship * worship of the Pitris on that day
  • the month Magha / the Nakshatra called Magha (presided over by the Pitris);
  • Nakshatra called Migha
  • honey
Tarot Arka 01 The Magi matches Makha

imagery from the exquisite medieval and early renaissance Northern European art collages of the Golden Tarot deck composed by Kat Black

the images from this beautiful deck are copyright US Games Systems and Kat Black


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Magha * Makha * Migha * Agha

Magus * Im-mage * Magic * Imagery * Imagination

BPL comments


glittering winds

personality and genetic influences which originate from the civilizations of and near Regulus * Magh

Agha characteristics

When Magha matches the radical lagna, the human incarnation tends to be rather unusual. Makha folk are more aware than most of the light quantum which form the basis of the particulate nature of reality.

Experts in the nature of Light, they are often what is termed a Wanderer (volunteer helper) who hails from the fifth density of awareness. The specialty of 5th-density consciousness is creative light.

Incarnating into Malkuth (Terra, Earth) via their transfer station in Regulus, the Agha folk have typically come to help raise philosophical awareness.

Their perspective is emotionally detached (Ketu) in their highly philosophical, witnessing personality. Yet Akha is often surrounded by theatrical, attention-getting scenarios due to the radiance of their inner light.

If other features of the nativity show a high level of public visibility, Magha (the Great Ones) may be hailed as royalty or celebrity. However, the ego flattery that may be generated by their charismatic glitter is of little interest to Makha, whose work here is focused on assisting the evolution of human life by demonstrating and revealing the Light of Consciousness.

Ketu the Dissolver of Form

Due to their Ketu-ish vision which dissolves forms exposing the formless swirling light-energies behind the curtain of form, Magha are a class of magicians who can transform the public imagination.

They rarely marry and normally exhibit no desire to bear children. They prefet to meditate and contemplate. Yet during the recent age of Meena, there were Makha women who under cultural pressure bore a small number of offspring who were then tended by devoted helpers.

Shani

Like all Simha-lagna folk, Makha nativities contend with the adversarial effects of Makara the relative 6/8 from Simha. However for the Magha nakshatra, the animosity from the anti-change agents of conventional social authority structures can be doubled, because Magha is ruled by the disregarding, anarchic Ketu. A strong placement of Shani within the nativity can ensure sufficient hierarchical legitimacy and protect Magha folk from negative consequences of showing the Light-Truth into a quarantine-darkened Earth.

  • 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso enjoys a splendid placement of dig-bala Khumbha Shani-7, which substantially protects his light-display mission against the darkening forces of Shani-agents and grants its own institutional responsibilities. He was the official Head of State for the national of Tibet in exile for many decades. Although pursued by government oppressors, his light continued to radiate without interruption.

They may be perceived as a useless oddball, an eccentric genius, a threat to the establishment, or all of these. To avoid being intimidated by social regulators, it is helpful for the Magha nativity to have a strongly placed Shani


Magha the Fire-Master Magician * brilliant light, but may be misrepresented by Others

One of the primary challenges faced by one born into a Nakshatra of Ketuva = Azvini or Makha or Mula = that Ketu tends to provide a blank screen upon which others may project their fantasies and desires. It may be beneficial to meditate upon one's authentic preferences and secure one's choices by writing the choices or speaking the choices. Without a conscious awareness of the need to ascertain one's own true preferences, there is potential for the natural apathy of Ketu to lead the native into inauthentic choices based on the will of more ambitious, more opportunistic Others (Rahu).


Due to its intensely brilliant solar nature, scattered to the glittering winds by Ketu, freedom-loving Magha nakshatra in the heart of the lion is generally an easier placement for males.

Women with Magha in either radical lagna or navamsha-varga lagna may enter politics in the capacity of a healer, sometimes accepting great challenges to introduce a new political vision (vision = seeing light).

Magha is generally less hospitable for female incarnations during periods of patriarchy.

Magha-Agha-born human males are often respected as mystical magi of a kingly order. Yet Magha-born human females with their felicitous feline independence of spirit are often accused of being insubordinate. Which (witch) they are.

Magha = priestly, aristocratic attitude; feels entitled to represent the paternal lineage.

Whether Magha-born is male or female or somewhere in between, there is a a prominent Spiritual Guide who steers Magha-born toward one's fullest expression of divine genius.

One may choose to assume the dramatic role of a Father, father-figure, patriarch, paternal-parental authority, papa-pope however the authority if any is spiritually recognized. While one may acquire political radiance, Magha is not normally a political potentate:

Patronage from the guru or mountaintop-priest of Fire lineage

Magha = magus, magic, imagery, imagination.

Makha nakshatra has the power to cast light, cast lucidity, cast illusion -- as when looking into a brilliant light such as fire.

Magha can evoke the presence of the Divine in Fires whether earthly fire, emotional fire (Magha-Chandra esp) mental fire, or spiritual fire .

Associated with ritual fires such as the homa and fire sacrifice in all religious traditions.

Magha-born into any gender is well-suited to paternal-pitr-father lineage tasks such as hierophant or elite spiritual teacher

  • Hugging Saint 1953- Ammachi of Kerala

May choose to abandon the fleshbody during advanced meditation or psychic activity; can be counteracted via qualified teachers and anti-scatter (anti-Ketu) grounding-agents.

Fragile as that delicate silver cord is known to be, free-floating Magha should never, ever use drugs or alcohol.

FEMALES

Magha

  • Shil-Ponde. (1939).Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 94


BPL commentary: For Magha nativities, the condition of Ketu considerably affects the outcome

"A frank and courageous nature

  • and a charming and interesting character ...

Unfortunately these attributes seem to engender envy on the part of those less fortunately bequeathed.

As a result, this person is subject to barbs of gossip

  • and all through her life has many secret enemies

  • who are jealous of her in one way or another.

this in spite of the fact that hers is essentially an honorable and virtuous character

  • not given to either thought or action

  • which should bring slander or scandal.

She is particularly loyal to her family

  • and will do anything to make them happy.

As a result of his, her actions are often misconstrued

  • and used against her by her enemies. "

FEMALES

  • Hugging Saint 1953- Ammachi of Kerala

Females: Magha navamsha lagna

MALES

Magha

  • Shil-Ponde.(1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 82

BPL commentary: For Magha nativities, the condition of Ketu considerably affects the outcome

"A proud but not an arrogant nature

  • poised, self-contained and dignified.

This man will command respect

  • because of his quiet dignity of manner and bearing.

His position in his community will be secure

  • and his financial standing sound.

His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the opposite sex.

He must avoid entanglements

  • which might lead to a loss of dignity,

  • since, to this man, such a loss would be a tragedy."

MALES

Ketu mulatrikona = Mesha 9th from Simha = mountain-top magician, sacred texts, holy doctrine, philosophy, theory, world travel.

chidrakaraka Ketu = not much interested in marriage. Ketu Cuts the Cords that bind the material perceptions. Fiery magic. Ketu freely travels about the universes and often disregards fixed dogma.

Magha often prefers a celibate lifestyle. If there are romantic entanglements, one tries to remain as psychically free (Ketu) as possible. Generally eschews marriage.

However there are exceptions (check Zukra). Unions may occur. But generally the match if made may seem socially incoherent, or peculiar, and such alliances which may form are non-exclusive.

Males: Magha navamsha lagna

POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama

Bhagavan Shri 1879-1950 Ramana Maharshi of Arunachala

Zanjeer 1942- drama-politics Amitabh Bachchan

Just So Stories 1865-1936 Rudyard Kipling

General Description of Magha characteristics

from Das / Behari:

"You will be very enterprising.

  • You will respect elders and be God fearing.

  • You enjoy your life.

  • You will be expert in various sciences and soft spoken.

  • You enjoy leading a quiet life.

  • You will receive honor and recognition from learned persons.

  • You will possess good knowledge about various arts.

You will devote your time for the expansion of your culture and be actively involved in various cultural activities.

Your dealings with others will be thoughtful ,

  • you try to avoid hurting others feelings, and immediately rectify the situation if you do.

  • You do not care for any person who makes hindrance or causes trouble to others.

  • As a result you may haveseveral hidden enemies in your life.

You have a short temper when it comes to improprieties, be cautious that this does not affect your success.


You will be generous and perform many philanthropic activities without concern for recognition.

  • These activities may make you famous.

  • You will have great wealth and many people working under you.

In the professional field you cannot attain much success in the material field as you are not business minded, mainly due to your straight-forwardness.

  • However, you will be a fitting example of sincerity and hard work.

  • This inherent quality of sincerity and hard work does sometimes pay you some lift, but not to the extent when we see the balance.

You are bound to change your field of earning frequently.

Once you make a decision, you stick to that decision.

  • Your dealings with superiors and subordinates are very cordial and most technical.

  • Hence you are able to be a link between your bosses and the subordinates.

This placement indicates you will enjoy a happy and harmonious married life with good children.

You will be generous and helpful to your siblings.

You may suffer from difficulty with your vision."

Description of the Pada = four quarters = four steps = of Magha

Magha Pada-1 * Mesha navamsha


MALES


FEMALES

Commentary of Das / Behari :

"You may have light eyes.

You may have two or three children.

You will devote your time to social work

  • and be successful at it.

You will be well respected by your co-workers

  • and also by your superiors."


From FOR MALES ONLY, Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Magha , Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 107.

"Usually found in diplomatic and political circles.

  • Fond of schemes and intrigues .

  • Known as a secretive character."

Magha Nakshatra Pada-2* Vrishabha Navamsha


MALES


FEMALES

  • Hugging Saint 1953- Ammachi of Kerala

Commentary written Das / Behari :

"You will struggle with poverty until your 28th year,

  • but enjoy sudden changes after that.

You may have difficulty getting along with the opposite sex."


for the male only, from: Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 107

"Likes to dress in white ,

  • is very dignified and independent

  • and does not fill a subordinate position happily of gracefully.

Is somewhat jealous .

A most intelligent person

  • and a dangerous opponent."

Magha Nakshatra Pada-3 * Mithunaya navamsha


Males


Females

Commentary of Das / Behari :

"Your married life may be full of friction until your 35th year.

thereafter, your spouse will recognize your good qualities

  • and life will be more harmonious."


From FOR MALES ONLY, Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Magha , Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 107.

"Dark complexion.

Quarrelsome

  • but devoted to parents and very devoted to wife.

  • If children, very little happiness through them.

Will suffer from some sort of disease of the ear in the latter part of life,

  • and may die of this ailment."

[BPL note: ears are part of the kidney system, i.e. diabetic]

Magha Nakshatra Pada-4 * Karkata Navamsha

MALES


FEMALES

Commentary of Das / Behari :

"You will rise politically to a very high status;

  • you may hold the post of Prime Minister or President or equal status.

You will vanquish your enemies."


From FOR MALES ONLY, Description of the Four Pada (quarters) of Magha , Shil-Ponde. (1939). Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra .p 107. same as Magha pada-3

"Dark complexion.

Quarrelsome

  • but devoted to parents and very devoted to wife.

  • If children, very little happiness through them.

Will suffer from some sort of disease of the ear in the latter part of life,

  • and may die of this ailment."

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