CS - Magha-Dhanishtha-Shatabhishak

This is next article in Counterparts Series for Nakshatras. As we have seen in Counterparts Series so far - https://www.astrosaxena.com/SignNakshatraCounter, every Zodiac Sign completes or supplements the zodiac Sign in front of it through some guidance, directions or indication. If it is happening consistently for all Zodiac Signs then the same can be happening for Nakshatras too; i.e. Nakshatras in front of each other can also complete/supplement each other and can provide some guidance, direction or indication to us to deal with their energy in more creative ways.

So, let’s understand the next set of Nakshatras which are in front of each other; i.e. Magha, Dhanishtha and Shatabhishak.

Magha Nakshatra – Magha Nakshatra is from 00.00 degree to 13.20 degree of Leo sign. Magha is nakshatra of Kings, Authority and Authoritative Positions. It is also nakshatra of celebrities. For more information on Magha, please check this - https://www.astrosaxena.com/maghnaksh..


Dhanishtha Nakshatra – Dhanishtha Nakshatra is from 23.20 degree of Capricorn to 6.40 degrees of Aquarius. So, Dhanishtha Nakshatra is in front of Magha Nakshatra from 00.00 to 6.40 degree of Aquarius. It is a nakshatra related with wealth, luxury and lavish life. It is also a nakshatra related with music. Also, it is a nakshatra of celibacy. Please check this link for more info on Dhanishtha Nakshatra - https://www.astrosaxena.com/Dhannaksh.


Shatabhishak Nakshatra - Shatabhishak Nakshatra is from 6.40 degrees to 20.00 degrees of Aquarius. So, Shatabhishak Nakshatra is in front of Magha Nakshatra from 6.40 degree to 13.20 degrees of Aquarius It is a nakshatra related with healing and health care. It is related with serving humanity or higher cause. Please check this link for more info on Shatabhishak Nakshatra - https://www.astrosaxena.com/shatanaksh.


As we have always seen that mythological stories always play an important role in interpretation of Nakshatras, so it will be worthy to reproduce the mythological stories of Magha Nakshatra, Dhanishtha Nakshatra and Shatabhishak Nakshatra here

Magha Nakshatra - The only mythological connection with Magha Nakshatra is found with story of Lord Krishna taking control and dancing over the head of Serpent Kalia. Serpent Head had become his throne.

Dhanishtha Nakshatra - For mythological story, we have to go into one of the less known stories of Mahabharat. It is when 8 Vasus saw a Divine Cow in the forest and eldest among them planned to steal it. Others accompanied him in executing the plan. But that Divine Cow was of Sage Vashishtha who came to know about stealing immediately through his meditative powers. Sage Vashishtha cursed all the 8 Vasus to live human life on Earth. When 8 Vasus pleaded for forgiveness, Sage Vashishtha modified the curse that 7 of them will be relieved of Human Life as soon as they take birth but the eldest one who planned the stealing would have to live the whole curse till he finally gets liberation. River Ganga promised 8 Vasus to give birth after marriage with King Shantanu and liberate 7 of them by flowing in Ganga itself. The eldest of Vasus stayed alive as Dev-Vrat or Bhishma.

Shathabhishak Nakshatra - As Rahu is becoming prominent for this nakshatra because it is Nakshatra Lord and Sign Lord, the mythological story of Rahu-Ketu coming into existence from the divine disc of Lord Vishnu can be linked here. Also, Rahu her works for humanitarian purposes as Shatabhishak and Aquarius both represent the same. So, it is not a demonic energy here. Mythological Link of this Nakshatra is also established with many of characters of Ramayana as characters like Ram, Sita, Lakshman, Urmila, Bharat & Mandvi never needed to sacrifice their lives like they did in Ramayana but this is the nature of Shatabhishak Nakshatra, i.e. to live life for others.

Now, let’s understand the axis of Magha, Dhanishtha and Shatabhishak.

Magha – Quite literally, the association of Magha and Leo sign gives us an indication that this is the section of Zodiac which is all about gaining authority, recognition and fame. Magha and Leo both represents Royales, Kings or Queens etc. but as we all know that King can be a Good King or Bad King. Good King empowers his people and Bad King controls his people. Obviously, Magha and Leo would want us to become Good Kings only. Now, we only need to figure out how?

This is where again the guidance is coming from 180 degree faraway.

It is interesting that Zodiac Sign falling in front of Magha is Aquarius. It is a sign of serving humanity and serving them without any selfish needs. This we can see from this axis where authority, recognition and fame can be best achieved by devoting yourself to the service of others.

This looks paradoxical again but as I said, Life is Paradoxical. We feel it is paradoxical as we are not used to serve others without any selfish interests. We are not used to devote ourselves to others. Even if we do a little act of kindness, we expect something in return. So, our service is always connected with some expectation or selfish motive.

But if we just look around in the world then we can see that people who got long lasting or lifelong fame/recognition/authority, they devoted themselves to serve others, be it any field of work.

It all depends on what is your mean and what is your end goal?

For majority of us, the end goal is wealth and fame that’s why we get into serving others, which becomes the means.

But to a few others, serving others is end goal and that’s why they gain wealth and fame which is by-product of that service.

It is also interesting that sign in front of Magha is Aquarius, a Saturn ruled sign which indicates that real fame and authority can only come through Saturnine efforts; i.e. Delay, Hard Work and Perseverance.

Then Dhanishtha’s story is related with Bhishma character in Mahabharat who remained the epitome of Sacrifice in the whole Mahabharat. So, this is also a guidance that sharing with or serving others, whatever you have, is also a way of getting rid of your insecurities.


Now as discussed, it looks paradoxical that how an insecure person can think of sharing with others but human life is paradoxical. It is my experience of life that when I started sharing things freely with people then I started receiving in abundance from others. Understand it like this, almost every one of us is waiting for other person to start sharing with us and then we will return the favor. So, if we stay in this mode then no progress is possible as other person is also thinking same and holding himself back. Hence, it is necessary for one person to break the ice and start sharing with others selflessly and then what happens next is chain reaction as others are also bound to share with you something sooner or later in life.


And when we talk about sharing, it is not necessarily be money. That’s why I said, “whatever you have”. Share whatever you have and then see the results. It can be knowledge, food, water, music or anything whatsoever you have. Don’t limit donations to only money matter.


Another Nakshatra Shatabhishak is anyways the nakshatra of Healers as Shatabhishak literally means 100 Healers of God. So, it is nakshatra of healing and serving others anyways. So, this is another indication as to how we can get long lasting fame, authority and recognition.



Conclusion – As Jim Carrey says in one of his speeches, "The effect you have on others is the most valuable currency there is."


Hope this helps.


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