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Rahu in Magha Nakshatra

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Let’s look at important things here –

Rahu - It represents Illusion, Foreign Lands, Foreign Things (foreign as in unknown things. So, for someone living in Punjab, culture and rituals of Kerala is also unknown and hence Foreign), Drugs, Medicines, any type of intoxication, Fame, Wealth, Success, Obsession, Past-life incomplete Desires, Movies, Television, Online World, Cheating, Imagined Fears, Unusual Things, Unique Things, Creativity, Rule breaker. Rahu also blows things out of proportions.

Magha - Magha is nakshatra of Kings, Authority and Authoritative Positions. It is also nakshatra of celebrities. For more information on Magha, please check this - .

Leo - As Magha is a part of Leo, Leo sign and its representations become important. Leo is 5th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents the things associated with 5th house of horoscope like Love, Creativity, Arts, Being on Stage etc. Besides that, Leo is basically the Lion. This is the sign of feeling like King or Queen. Also, it is a sign of independence, Confidence, Ego, Self Esteem etc. Leo is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatra namely Magha, Purva-Phalguni and Uttara-Phalguni. Leo's lord is Sun..

Sun - As Sun rules Leo, Sun's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Magha/Leo.

Ketu - As Magha is ruled by Ketu, Ketu's position and dignity will also have an important role in functioning and results of any planet in Magha.

Houses Involved – Also, we can’t afford to forget the houses involved as a planet can be ruling different houses and sitting in different house for every person as per ascendant and planet’s position. To know overall affect, we have to consider the houses involved as those areas of life are being impacted.

Interpretation of Rahu in Magha Nakshatra – Rahu is in enemy sign here ruled by Sun. It is in nakshatra of Ketu. As Magha/Leo both represent high authority & celebrity status and as Rahu represents what we gravitate towards, it shows that they always want to be in an authoritative position. They can love the idea of gaining fame and being known as a celebrity. They can be one of those egoistic celebrities who think that world revolves around them. They may not be able to live peacefully without spotlight on them. At the same time, as Magha/Leo both also represent Ego, they can be high on their ego. Ego satisfaction can be the drive behind whatever they do in life. It is very important for them to reach that authoritative position or achieve that celebrity status to feel good within them. Now, the biggest trouble happens when they are unable to gain this authority and recognition because although they didn’t achieve anything but still they want to behave in an authoritative ways and would want people to treat them like a King or Queen.

Again, the focus needs to be sharing authority and power with others rather than holding on to power for ego satisfaction. As Rahu remains a malefic planet, more chances are there that they may misuse their power and authority. As Magha is ruled by Ketu, they can be in love with research oriented matters.

In relationship matters, the same heightened ego and desire of ego satisfaction can lead to ego conflicts and possible break in relation. Again, either you can keep your ego or you can keep your relationship. They need to learn to let go of their ego to sustain their relationship. As Magha also represents our ancestors, they can be interested in knowing about their forefathers or ancestors. It also shows that they get into relationship with people with whom they have past-life karma attached.

Role of Sun – Sun's placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction, being Leo's lord.

Role of Ketu - Likewise, Ketu's placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction, being Magha's lord.

Other Factors – And of course, we need to consider conjunction, aspects, house lordship, house position and dashas etc to know the exact results of Rahu in Magha. So, we always need to take a holistic view of chart rather than just 1 planetary position.

Conclusion – So, this is how I see Rahu in Magha Nakshatra can work in a chart.


Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.


Swami Premanand Bharti


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