10 – #MAGHA
‘The Royal Star’
(0 – 13’19 #Leo
Om Shree Magha #Nakshatra
“Tyage Kshepani Shakti –
The Power To Leave the Body
Magha is symbolized as the throne room of the ancestors and is greatly associated with past. Magha is concerned with honoring those that have come before and upholding the traditions of the past. Leaving a legacy behind, especially through having children, is a great motivation for Magha types. Magha is found in the first section of Leo and it represents a more intuitive and reflective type of personality as opposed to the usual egocentric stereotype of Leo. Expressed positively, this connection with the past gives Magha types the tendency to move inward and to have feelers in the realm of spirit. Many psychics, psychologist and astrologers have a major influence in Magha. Expressed negatively, Magha types can have tendency to have an overly active mind that thinks about the past and future rather than being present.
The brightest star within Magha, Regulus, the heart of the lion, is said to be 100 times more luminous as our sun and in this light tend to be the “regulators” of tradition. Due to the symbolism of the throne room and the translation of Magha as “the great one,” these types of people like the idea of being supported and assisted in the work they do. They may feel it is there natural heritage to have their royal attendees and servants. They can expect to be “royal” and desire to be in charge and can be disgruntled if they have low level positions in life.
South Node of the Moon
Those with their moon in Magha start life out under the influence of Ketu, the south node of the moon. Ketu’s connection to past lives is directly correlated in its rulership over Magha as this constellation is concerned with the ancestor and past traditions. There can be a great pressure to uphold their parents (ancestors) legacy and can feel an overbearing sense of duty. Whether they can live up to the expectations or not, the pressure from upholding the traditions of the past tends to rule the motivations of Magha types.
Muhurta – Day to Day
Ugra – Fierce
Auspicious Activities: Ceremonies of all kinds, especially those requiring pomp and grandeur; Marriage ceremonies; Stage & public Performances whether it involves music, oratory or drama; Public displays; Coronations and other royal events; Parades; Award ceremonies; Researching one’s lineage; Anything involving the past; Historical/classical studies & research; Taking on a new name; Upgrading to higher and better quality in possessions, Jobs, etc. ; Undertaking career strategies; Job promotions; Donating elaborate gifts; Studying ancient knowledge; Religious activities of all types especially those involving ancestor worship; Good for settling disputes or other warlike activities; A good time to seek favors from powerful persons, government and other authority figures.
Inauspicious Activities: Not favorable for lending money; Not good for servile, mundane or common activities; Not good for futuristic planning and exploration; Not very conducive for dealing with new technologies.
The Pitris and Amavasya Tithi
“Once there was a celestial maiden named Achchhoda who practiced meditation for a thousand years. As a result, a young, handsome, and fragrant Pitri named Amavasu appeared before her and told her that he would grant a wish. Overwhelmed by his many attractive qualities, Achchhoda immediately fell in love with Amavasu and told him that she wanted to marry him. This was the one thing that Amavasu could not grant. As a result of expressing her passionate desire for him, she immediately lost all the power she had accumulated through her spiritual practices and fell to earth. Amavu Pitri remained detached and id not give in to passion. The day on which this took place came to be known as Amavasya Tithi, the last day of the dark phase of the Moon. Since that time, this day has been cherished by the Pitris.” –James Kelleher, Path of Light Volume 1
This myth shows some qualities and themes of Magha types. One, is that they tend to experience unrequited love. Forbidden love in both ways, either they will not go for the person or the person will not go for them. They tend to tune into the beloved one on the astral plane and check in on the person internally and think of them regularly, mulling over times past. Another indication of this myth reveals how important the New Moon is for Magha types to regenerate and renew themselves.
Pitris and Yoga
“Once a daughter of one of the Pitris practiced yoga and meditation for a long time. Finally Vishnu appeared to her and told her to make a wish. She said, “Give me a husband who is very handsome and also give me the power to curb his passions.” Vishnu granted her wish by making her the wife of Suka, the great teacher of Yoga. He also blessed her with a daughter who also became a great yoga adept.” –James Kelleher, Path of Light Volume 1
This story simply shows Magha’s connection to the practice of Yoga. They often get involved in ancient traditional spiritual practices (or their partners or offspring do).
The Spinx is a mythical creature that has the body of a lion and the head of human. In Magha we invoke the leadership archetype of the royal lion that honors its human legacy from which it came. This exercise invokes the pituitary, the master gland, the guardian of all the glands. It will give you the power to always be alert. With this exalted awareness we command that things be done in a certain way to uphold the rules and rites of the ancestors so that things will done in accordance to divine order/law.
Posture and Mudra
Put your body into Spinx pose–on the hands and knees with the back gently arched down. Bend the elbows until the forearms come onto the ground. Bring the forearms together. Place both palms flat on the floor with the sides of the thumbs touching. Raise the head slightly without compressing the back of the neck. Look at the tip of the nose. Inhale deeply and chant the mantra out loud 8 times.
Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam
Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Sat Nam, Wha-Hey Guru
To finish: Inhale hold the breath, and concentrate at the brow point with the eyes closed.
Time – 11, 22 or 31 minutes
Tips for Practice -As you chant this mantra while looking at the tip of the nose it stimulates the master glands the great Regulators of the body, the seat of the throne. It is suggested to Relax at least an hour and have water available to drink when finished.
Effects: This kriya gives the power to know the past, present and future. It opens the intuition and gives your words great power and impact on others