Wednesday, October 19, 2011


MAGHAM,  is represented by a sickle-shaped group of stars. The brightest among these is ALPHA-LEONIS.  With a visual magnitude of 1.41, it is also known as the "LITTLE KING".  Ancient Vedic seers saw this nakshatra as a THRONE while other cultures saw it as a LION.


Magham's main symbol is a "THRONE".  This symbol conjures up a picture of royalty, power, status & honour.  However, the bottom line of this symbol lies  in one-word, i.e. "ACHIEVEMENT".

PITRIS or "THE ANCESTORS" are the main ruling deity of this nakshatra.  Therefore, it comes as no surprise that the world of the ancestors control Magham.

Actually, we owe a lot to our ancestors in terms of our actual identity and station in life, even without knowing or acknowledging it, as in the case in modern times. Ancestor worships were one of the strands which connected all ancient civilizations. 

Our ancient ancestors obviously were not ungrateful fools compared to many of us living in modern times, and saw it as their duty and privilege to keep alive the knowledge of their roots, by honouring and in some cases bonding with their ancestors in the other realms. That is why, ancesteral worship still remains a serious matter.

The modern science of Genetics has made it clear that most of our abilities and capabilities are dependant upon our genetic code.  And this genetic code is basically a sort of free gift from our ancestors. Magham, basically is a nakshatra which deals with the past.

The Puranic texts says there is a heavenly realm called "PITRA LOKAM" or "world of the ancestors".  This is the world where we go after our physical deaths.  It is sort of an intermediary station where souls meet their ancestors and rest for a while, before returning to earth for another life or moving on to other lokas. Therefore, Magham is a nakshatra relating both to our identity in the present life and our after-death journey.

In the universal scheme of things, Magham relates to "THYAGA SHEPANI SHAKTI" - the power of the astral body to cut its ties with the physical body. Magham guides the souls to Pitra Loka after one's death.  Thus, Magham is basically a facilitator in change-of-state.

It is a FEMALE nakshatra & is primarily a "KAPHA" or watery nakshatra due to its ability to hide its ambitions, motives and fieriness under a calm exterior.  A calm exterior is often associated with water sign or kapha element.

NOSE, LIPS & CHINS are the body parts related to this nakshatra.

According to Varahamihira, those born in Magham have "lots of wealth, many servants, live a life of luxury and enjoyment, preserving & devoted to gods and ancestors".

The 1st paagam of Magham indicates the will-power aspect of Magham;

The 2nd paagam of Magham indicates its emphasis on image & materialism, also known as very ambitious paagam of Magham;

The 3rd paagam of Magham indicates the intellectual side of Magham ; &

The 4th paagam of Magham indicates the love of rituals, ceremonies, ancestor worships and family pride. This paagam also produces very famous personalities too.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam of MAGHAM you belong to?  Every paagam comes with different interpretations.  Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference.

MOST FAMOUS PERSONALITIES OF MAGHAM :- PARAMAHAMSA YOGANANDA, the famous guruji who popularized Kundalini Yoga to the Westerners.  His book, "Autobiography of a YOGI" reveals both his spiritual authority and his spiritual teachings were a legacy from a line of Ascended Masters like Yuktheswaran, Lahira Mahashaya & the mysterious figure of Babaji.
Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer
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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


AAYILIUEM is represented in the night sky by a ring of stars in the constellation of HYDRA, known in modern astronomy as Epsilon-Hydrae, Delta-Hydrae, Mu-Hydrae, Rho-Hydrae, Sigma-Hydrae & Zeta- Hydrae. The brightest among them, i.e. Zeta-Hydrae has a visual magnitude of 3.12.

AAYILIUEM is a term normally associated with SERPENT imagery and can be translated as "COILING", "CLINGING", "EMBRACING" or 'ENTWINING". The name is probably derived from the serpent king/god "SHESHA". 

A "coiled snake" is the main symbol of this star. Most cultures see snakes as secretive, creepy, wily, cold-blooded, deceptive, insincere, hypnotic and poisonous creatures.  On the positive side, serpents are seen as semi-devine creatures with access to other worlds.  They are supposed to have great powers of insight, intuition, perception, wisdom, cunning, concentration, and sexuality.

In vedic mythology, NAGAS (half serpent/half-human creatures) and other types of serpent-beings abound throughout all the 14 (fourteen) LOKAS (realms of existence).  In some of the legends, these beings are supposed to reside on the earthly plane as well under lakes, rivers or ocean beds. 

Mystery, being one of the basic attributes of Aayiliuem; it is no wonder that all these beings are shrouded by mystery.

Aayiliuem is perhaps the most difficult of all nakshatra energies to handle and channel correctly, especially in the present day and age.  Even the ancient sages and scholars had very few kind words to say in relation to this nakshatra. It has its occult and esotoric significance.

In the universal scheme of things, Aayiliuem relates 'VISASLESHANA SHAKTI" - the power to inflict POISON. 

According to Varahamihira, those  born in Aayiliuem can be crafty, ungrateful & glutton.

This nakshatra is related to the SAGE VASHISHTA, one of the seven celestial sages looking after the affairs of our galaxy. The name of this sage translates into "possesor of wealth".  According to ancient Vedic mythology most of the celestial serpent deities are said to guard treasure and are shown as being enormously wealthy.  Thus it is appropriate that the sage who has most to do with wealth presides over this nakshatra.
It is a FEMALE nakshatra & a KAPHA (watery) nakshatra. It is considered a RAKSHASHA or demonic nakshatra.

Bone-joints like ELBOWS, KNEE CAPS, THE NAILS & EARS are the body parts related to this nakshatra.

Its DIRECTION covers the NORTH-WEST to the NORTH.

The 1st paagam of Aayiliuem indicate it has the ability to put in the most hard work; 

The 2nd paagam of Aayiliuem indicate a highly ambitious paagam which is usually liable to use all of Aayiliuem's negative traits like trickery and deceit to get what it wants;

The 3rd paagam of Aayiliuem indicate closely related to the occult side of Aayiliuem ;


The 4th paagam of Aayiliuem indicates where the "serpent of Aayiliuem" finally gets slain, most likely get tricked by others, rather than deceive others.

DO YOU KNOW which paagam of AAYILIUEM you belong to?  Every paagam comes with different interpretations.  Only DETAILED ASTROLOGERS can let you know the difference.
MOST FAMOUS PERSONALITIES OF AAYILIUEM :- INDHIRA GANDHI, the 1st and only woman prime minister of India.  Her life and works reveal all of Aayiliuem's functioning in modern times.


Jyotisha Ravi
Professional Vedic Astrologer
H/P : 016-9700 001