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Characteristics of Magha Nakshatra

DateNovember 18, 2014

Magha Nakshatra is the 10th nakshatra out of 27 nakshatras in the constellation. The meaning of Magha in Vedic Astrology is mighty, magnificent, denoting some kind of power, high position and authority. Magha means, “The mighty one”- reflecting strength and leadership.

The presiding deity of this nakshatra is Pitris or Ancestors. The natives of this nakshatra get their power and authority from their ancestors and are strongly inclined to their ancestral beliefs and traditions and have deep respect for their ancestors.


Magha falls under the zodiac sign of Leo or Simha. The ruling planet of this zodiac sign is Ketu, which denotes the mystical nature of this nakshatra. Its symbol is a King`s throne or palequin.

Those born in this asterism reflect aristocratic attitude, beauty, splendor, assets, dignity, knowledge, radiance, effulgence, esteem, replenishment, sharpness of intelligence, ability to contribute and command great respect.

Those born under this nakshatra are very enterprising, God fearing, and soft spoken. They will be experts in various sciences and will be actively involved in various cultural activities.

Their dealings with others will be very thoughtful and they will try avoid hurting others feelings. They possess inherent qualities of sincerity, hard work and straight forwardness.

They will enjoy life and will lead a quiet life. They have a strong inclination towards comforts and material pleasures of the world and enjoy high positions in society.

They will receive honor and recognition from learned persons. They will be very generous and perform various philanthropic activities without concern for recognition. Being traditional and cultural people, they take great pride in their culture, rituals and festivals.

Magha born are attractive, magnetic with good leadership skills. They come across as ambitious, courageous and daring individuals. They are very careful in their actions and intelligent in financial matters. They value self-esteem a lot and never compromise in their dignity and virtue.

As they enjoy high positions of power, they tend to develop pride and arrogance and impose their decisions on others. Due to this trait, they develop resentment from others. They tend to disrespect those whom they dislike. They are prejudiced and susceptible to flattery.


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