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Graha * Bhava* Amsha * Rashi

Nakshatra of Ketuva

Ruled by witnessing Ketu


Banyan Tree = sacred to Makha Nakshatra

Aum som somaya namah

Professor Chandran

Saumana * Thoma * Krishnaya



Magha * Pitriya

Swirling Fires, Sparkling Gifts

comforted by dramatic, wandering observance

protectors of fire ceremony

emotional patterning delivered into the Earth consciousness grid

conferred by the races of



GuanShiYin and her Tiger, scroll circa 1400

Nakshatra Trine of Ketu = the witness, observer, detached, disengaged, dissociated, displaced, disoriented, disregard of edges and limits, abandonment, sacrifice

Ketu-ruled Chandra = emotionally dispersed, detached, and scattered to edge of their energy field

See also: Chandra in a nakshatra of Ketu

Each of the Ketu-ruled nakshatra of Chandra = emotionally compatible with the other impermanent, surrendering, wandering, Ketu-ruled Observers

  • Chandra in Azvini * Dasra* comforted by observant innovation * protectors of unlimited start-up energy, champions of invention, pursuers of unboundaried quest

  • Chandra in Magha * Pitriya * comforted by the drama of wandering * protectors of three-fires ceremony * feels the glorious visions * unlimited magic

  • Chandra in Mula * Vichruta * comforted by pure emptiness * protectors of the eternal root vortex * soothed by Witness observing * feels like a galactic pilgrim

Magha Nakshatra

  • ruled by impermanent, surrendering, wandering Ketu

  • 00-Simha-Leya-00 - until - 13-Simha-39

  • the 4 pada of Magha = contained within Chandra-Simha

Magha Pada-1 * Chandra occupies Mesha-Arya navamsha

Magha Pada-2 * Navamsha Chandra-Urisha


Magha Pada-3 * Mithunaya-Dvamdva navamsha

Magha Pada-4 * Karkata Navamsha

  • POTUS-27 Dollar Diplomacy 1857-1930 William Howard Taft

  • POTUS-31-pair Girl Scouts 1874-1944 author Lou Henry Hoover (3)

  • USA Sec-State, Natl Security Advsr 1969-1979 Henry Kissinger

  • Secrets of Fatima 1907-2005 Servant of God Lucia of Fatima


  • Swami Sivananda of Rishikesh

  • Kaiser Wilhelm (b. 1797)

  • Queen of Jordan , Rania Al-Abdullah

  • Supreme leader of USSR 1953-1964 Nikita Sergeyevich Khrushchev

  • dramatist Alicia"Jodie" Foster

  • tennis champion Venus Williams

  • Diet for a Small Planet Frances Moore Lappe

  • Nazi Propagandist, architect Albert Speer yuti Rahu


Ancient patristic patronage * Regulus

Observer of Ritual Fires = Appeal to Ideals

No limits (Ketu) to political or creative empowerment. Autocratic.

Does what they want, when they want with whom and for reasons which suit their eccentric genius.

Disinterested in politics and generally not swayed by the great mass of the common people. However, the ir handlers may try to display an egalitarian concern.

Chandra-Magha = Great, regal, sacrificial, idealistic, and eccentric

  • Surya-Ketu-Pitri

  • Professor Ketu and Professor Chandra suffer an enemy relationship. Also Ketu = enemy of Ravi.


Coronation of the Virgin, by Gentile de Fabriano, c. 1420

Surya and Ketu are highly incompatible partners. Magha is an awkward location for the Moon. On the one hand, the native has a nearly unshakable sense of central privilege.

  • One feels oneself to be, intuitively, a chosen son (or daughter).

  • Celebrity status. political appointment, or royal recognition = one's birthright.

Yet Ketu allows the native to invest very little ego energy into a broader enjoyment of one's brilliant talents. Ironically the native is a bit of a bystander in one's own theatrical production. It is not possible to be blinded by the glamour, to take oneself too seriously, or indeed to accept much responsibility for others. Magha is flamboyant but oddly detached.

The lights are bright, the costumes are elegant, the audience is paying attention - but somehow it is unsatisfying (Ketu). the native lives through all external glory feeling an internal state of disenchantment - emptiness - even potentially despair.

Magha-Chandra channels a creative, confident (Surya) but highly eccentric (Ketu) style.

Magha = Fire Magic

One may channel divine imagery via emotional appeal to political and creative ideals (Surya).

Often the favorite child of a much loved parent, yet adrift from that parent. The mother in particular has suffered some sort of Ketu-disconnect with the world.

Highly independent in action with strong sense of specialness coupled oddly with profound disengagement from the world.

Self finds self to be unique, extraordinary, and sometimes delightful.

Unfettered by the laws of public morality. Romantic, poetic, dramatic. But also restless, drifting emotionally, unconnected (even when married) and so unsatisfied.

Emotional distancing

Like all the Ketu-ruled Chandra nakshatra, Magha often longs for the company of one unattainable, distant, or uncaring. Tendency toward unrequited love relationships, or very odd unions with partners from a socially different world.

  • born into a lineage of priesthood of the fire purification tradition

  • however one may not be able to recognize the lineage markers, and instead notice only a special interest in firearms and fire

  • if severely the teachings of Professor Ketu are subject to prolonged and repeating lessons (which are in reality multiple opportunities for accepting of gifts of understanding) usually via constrictive drishti. This could be a pyromaniac

Feminine Nativities Only = Ketu-ruled Moon

  • the female Magha native = "partner-optional"

  • Although companionship may be appreciated and Magha may cheerful marry with positive expectation (so long as partner also enjoys a Rahu-Ketu ruled Chandra)

  • indeed the independent and self-sufficient Magha woman may live in Ketu-conscious-contentment without a full-time partner.

Affinity for celebrity lifestyle and politics. Enjoys political drama. Yet feels disdain for step-wise attainments in academics or the professional disciplines of literature and theatre.

Does not wish to put developmental effort into maintaining one's felt-natural central position. Simply asserts the entitlement to be in the center.

  • If not recognized at the center of attention, may lose interest in the venture and participation will fade.

Not emotionally engaged in developing a professional identity, but often found working in politics, entertainment - especially gaming - and celebrity sports industries.


May feel entitled to live elegantly on the proceeds of others' earnings. Can be a dandy or leech.

  • May earn ( or pretend to earn) by gambling and games.

  • Affinity for speculative business ventures, esp. entertainment projects like film productions or casino development

  • Can gamble away the treasury of another without regret.

  • Can do almost anything without regret.

Apathetic not sympathetic

Is not much concerned emotionally with one's effect upon the lives of others.

Will deliver a dramatic performance - often compelling - via channeling the Pitri intelligence. However is usually not interested in role-modeling or representing causes or other expressions of social responsibility. Just needs to be in the Light, at the Center, absorbing attention.

  • Iran-Pres 1956- traffic engineer Mahmoud Ahmadinejad * Somana-yuti-Guru (10) as a politician, his speeches features Ketu-ish free-boundary statements including disavowal of historical facts ++ other evidence of lack of accountability. His extremism seemed to have had no consequences to his career, and in fact his dramatic delivery garnered applause. Ketu occupies 10th-from-10th, strengthening the no-boundaries effect. Also typical of Ketu, Ahmadinejad's presidency began in 2005 but was abruptly (Ketu rupture) terminated in 2013. His visage rather oddly (Ketu odd) seemed to disappear (Ketu) from world media coverage.

Naturally suited to entertainments and amusements, celebrity venues, royal court - yet has disdain for all of these. Dressed down (Ketu) but highly stylized appearance. Something eccentrically attractive and distinctive about this native. Remarkable eyes (Surya) due to the priestly lineage."Priest Type".

Numerous personal peccadilloes yet these are a source of public interest and not disruptive to the native 's acceptability. Ketu is unconcerned with public acceptance. Magha can sometimes flaunt public standards and still be appreciated.


Needs (Chandra) to obtain patron, paternal or kingly status.

In a husbandly nativity

Typically an emotionally strong but physically distant (often telepathic) relationship to a prominent master who is not one's bio-father but rather a Magus.

  • TM 1917-2008 Maharishi Mahesh Yogi

  • Autobiography of a Yogi 1893-1952 Swami Yogananda often said that the physical darshana of his guru was unnecessary since their telepathic communion was always open

In the nativity of a wife-figure, if Professor Surya is strongly placed, father may be a very strong actual influence in politics and drama yet the father may be unseen (Ketu) functioning as a background figure to the public, whose communications may take on a telepathic form.

  • UK-PM Path to Power 1925-2013 Margaret Thatcher often said that her father was the single most formative influence upon her political thought, and the principles that she learned from discussion with him later guided her decisions. Surya atmakaraka.

A woman with Magha-Chandra may feel the presence of the Pitri so strongly that she is perhaps more comfortable in the role of father than in the traditional mothering roles.

Often attached to a father-figure pitri or patron, who may take the role of a professor or guru; yet this figure is somewhat ineffable, emotionally unavailable, unattainable, or standoffish.

  • Deep emotional need to feel exalted.

Prenatal maternal narrative of Ketu and Born into Ketu Mahadasha Detached and apathetic Ketu is naturally adversarial to the attached and sympathetic Moon. The mother may have been feeling ambivalent (Ketu) about her pregnancy with this child, or simply distracted by conditions of separation or loss in her own life. Perhaps her own mother was dying or there was some other abandonment script playing for the Mom.

Whether male or female, the Child will be distinguished throughout life by an emotional Magha father-priest behavior, in which one bonds to another person but not completely. It may be easily to bond to one's own child in adulthood and less easy to bond with an equal spouse. Despite external brilliance, one is implicitly aware of imminent separation from the emotional root .

There is considerable self-celebration of royal entitlements (Surya) but little overt recognition of any element of emotional need or lasting attachment beyond need of an audience for one's fiery, kingly presence.

This is the interior psychic replay of the Ketu narrative which repeats the saga of the myth of Rahu-Ketu. In the myth, Ketu knows that Rahu will misbehave and therefore a certain beheading or detachment from the directing intelligence of the being is inevitable and further it is imminent. This personality may become successful in outer material undertakings due to other planetary support, but inside emotionally one is forever detached from deeper expectations of conjoinment or continuity.

(Should Ketu be yuti with Chandra in the nativity, the depth of detachment is very profound.)

Spiritual director of this section of the path:

  • Pitri -haru * The Fathers

  • fear of invisibility

Navamsha Somana occupies D-9 Magha

psychic mirroring function of intimate relationships

In order to mirror one's own subconscious emotional patterns, one attracts a core partner who expresses the regal but withdrawn Magha behavior.


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