Magha Ascendant – Leo Rising

Magha Ascendant – Leo Rising

General Indications: ”You will be very enterprising. You will respect elders and be God fearing. You enjoy your life. You will be expert in various sciences and soft spoken. You enjoy leading a quiet life. You will receive honour and recognition from learned persons. You will possess good knowledge about various arts. You will devote your time for the expansion of your culture and be actively involved in various cultural activities. Your dealings with others will be thoughtful, you try to avoid hurting others feelings, and immediately rectify the situation if you do. You do not care for any person who makes hindrance or causes trouble to others. As a result you may have several hidden enemies in your life. You have a short temper when it comes to improprieties, be cautious that this does not affect your success. You will be generous and perform many philanthropic activities without concern for recognition. These activities may make you famous. You will have great wealth and many people working under you. In the professional field you cannot attain much success in the material field as you are not business minded, mainly due to your straight-forwardness. However, you will be a fitting example of sincerity and hard work. This inherent quality of sincerity and hard work does sometimes pay you some lift, but not to the extent when we see the balance. You are bound to change your field of earning frequently. Once you make a decision, you stick to that decision. Your dealings with superiors and subordinates are very cordial and most technical. Hence you are able to be a link between your bosses and the subordinates. This placement indicates you will enjoy a happy and harmonious married life with good children. You will be generous and helpful to your siblings. You may suffer from difficulty with your vision.”  — Behari

Female Native: “A frank and courageous nature and a charming and interesting character. Unfortunately these attributes seem to engender envy on the part of those less fortunately bequeathed. As a result, this person is subject to barbs of gossip and all through her life has many secret enemies who are jealous of her in one way or another. This in spite of the fact that hers is essentially an honourable and virtuous character not given to either thought or action which should bring slander or scandal. She is particularly loyal to her family and will do anything to make them happy. As a result of this, her actions are often misconstrued and used against her by her enemies.” — Shil-Ponde

Male Native: “A proud but not an arrogant nature poised, self-contained and dignified. This man will command respect because of his quiet dignity of manner and bearing. His position in his community will be secure and his financial standing sound. His weakness, however, is his susceptibility to the blandishments of the opposite sex. He must avoid entanglements which might lead to a loss of dignity, since, to this man, such a loss would be a tragedy.” — Shil-Ponde

Leo Rising: “Ambitious, avaricious, warm-hearted, with a big liking for art, literature and music. They are cheerful and unimpulsive. Magnetic in appearance with broad shoulders, bilious constitution, average height, oval faced, thoughtful countenance and upper body is generally better formed than the rest. They can adapt themselves to any condition in life. They have faith. They are sincere in affection. They stick to orthodox principles in religion but are perfectly tolerant. Generally good tempered and sensitive. They are lovers of music and literature and generally possess a certain amount of philosophical knowledge. They are voracious readers. In life they do not succeed as they would like and often struggle throughout life and their ambition remains unfulfilled. They lack a natural policy and hence get into difficulties. They are forgiving and do not hold a grudge for long. They are likely to suffer from nervous troubles and are generally misunderstood by their boss and superiors.” — B.V. Raman

Ascendant in Regulus: Military honour and preferment. Great honour and wealth, but violence and trouble, sickness, fevers, acute disease, benefits seldom last, favour of the great, victory over enemies and scandal.

On the Ascendant, it will give a courageous and frank character, especially if in conjunction with the Sun, Moon, Jupiter or Mercury.

A splendid and illustrious life; glorious, mighty and commanding nature; fame, busy with many activities, bountiful resources, well known or feared in cities and regions. Prosperity from youth and in own city. Illustrious generals, who subjugate regions and cities and peoples, govern, are inclined to act, are submissive, speak frankly, have a taste for fighting, and carry out their purposes. They are effective, virile, victorious, harm their enemies, are opulent and perhaps very rich, big-minded and ambitious, and they generally do not die a happy death; moreover, lovers of hunting, connoisseurs and owners of horses and quadrupeds. —

Commentary: The ascendant has a lot to do with our physical characteristics and the physical reality of our existence. This tends to make these people broad shouldered, strong and courageous. They will have the look of a lion. Beautiful hair flaring out into a mane. They are often able to make some profit or advance toward their goals by leading small groups or working with larger groups.  

Paramahansa Yogananda, with Moon in Magha, was one of the great royal father figures who was much like a pope to millions of people around the world. He was well known to go into trances while he practiced asana and  meditation. He founded Kriya Yoga, a style of yoga based on purification of the body, mind and senses. He took Maha Samadhi in the Rahu Ketu period. Rahu was in Ashwini, which is ruled by his 3rd house Ketu, allowing him to fully and wilfully detach from his fresh body. His detachment from the self is given more power with the 12th lord moon in ascendant. Rahu’s aspect on the ascendant allowed him to believe he was a chosen one on the spiritual path. Rahu also strengthened his connection with the paternal lineage, spirituality, philosophy, and the global world. His ascendant lord Sun in 5th house Sagittarius both increased the paternal loving glow that shines from him and the intelligence.

Jean Claude Van Damme starred in the movie Lion Heart.  He has had an interesting rise and fall. As soon as he got too cocky and his ego became too big then everyone immediately lost interest in him. This is one of the dangers of Magha nakshatra: you can do anything you want and your spirit guides will lift you up, but if you fail to honour those who lifted you then you will fall.

Celebrities with Magha Ascendant

Henri Matisse (1), Richard Feynman (1), Grigori Rasputin (1), Jawaharlal Nehru (1), Orville Wright (1), Henrietta Maria of France (1), Manhattan (1), Neil Young (1), Ted Bundy (1), Jean Claude Van Damme (1), Bryan Adams (1), Dale Earnhardt (1), O.J. Simpson (1), Bergman (1), Pope Gregory VIII (1), Bailey Sherwood (1), Wilber Cohen (1), Freida Kahlo (1),

Nancy Pelosi (2?), Elton John (2), Hugh Dillan (2), Andrew Loyd Webber (2), Jackie Robinson (2), Lawren Haris (2), Malala Yousafzai (2), Paul Gauguin (2), Tiger Woods (2), Veruschka von Lehndorff (2), Ronnie Gale Dreyer (2), Reinhard Heydrich (2), Jessica Alba (2), John Goodman (2),  Emma Stone (2),

Alexander the Great? (3), Donald Trump (3), Martin Luther (3), Dick Cheney (3), Pope Urban VIII  (military ruler, opponent of Copernicus & Galileo (3)), Galileo Galilei (3), Woody Allen (3), Alfredo Ferrari? (3), Kurtis Christian (3), Lisa Edelstein (3), Uma Thurman (3),  Swami Lakshman Joo (3),

Justine Trudeau (4), Mike Tyson? (4), Yogananda Pope Leo XIII (reconciling Catholicism with Modernity (4)), J.R.R. Tolkien (4), Arthur Schlesinger Jr (Liberal intellectual (4)), Antoni Gaudi (4),  Daniel Bellard (4), Eva Green (4), Sharon Stone (4), Ruth Sharp Altshuler (4),Sai Baba (), Homer Simpson (), (),

[Many charts have not been confirmed so ascendant and even moon nakshatras may not be correct. There may be inconsistencies regarding the house placement of the planets as well. Use your own judgement. A healthy dose of scepticism should be applied to astrological data generally.]

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