Ashwini Nakshatra, Magha Nakshatra, Moola Nakshatra – The 3 Nakshatras of Ketu

Written By Addittya Tamhankar

Ashwini Nakshatra falls in Aries. In Aries – Ketu is in the mood of fighting battles, action oriented, rough, rash driving and all sorts of adventures. In Aries – Ketu takes action first and then thinks later. In a spiritual point of view – such a person is always welcomed by the master. Because that is exactly what the Master wants – a disciple who is ready to jump first and think later. Or to put it in Sant Kabir’s words – a man who is ready to cut his head (meaning drop his logic)! Kabir says – only that man can join him who is ready to cut his head. Peter the fisherman must have been a Ashwini Ketu man – because he meets Jesus for the very first time in his life – he is not even aware who Jesus is – but he could see that there is something divine in the eyes of Jesus – and so when Jesus says “Follow Me – I will make you the fisher of Men” – Peter, the fisherman simply drops everything – and starts following Jesus! He is not even bothered about his business – he simply jumps into the unknown and becomes an ardent follower of Jesus! Ashwini is just like this – this Ketu Nakshatra of Ashwini is actually very clean hearted and highly adventurous by nature. Ashwini brings a certain innocence which attracts the blessings of the Guru! Always remember – Innocence is the door; through innocence you enter into beauty. The more innocent you become, the more existence becomes beautiful. Do you know – why Lord Shiva loves Nandi so much? Nandi is a Bull and the most striking quality of a bull is his innocence. Lord Shiva is the epitome of innocence and Nandi – the Bull is also very innocent and look at his dedication towards Shiva – he is always facing the Shiv Lingam – always meditating on the name of Shiva! Innocence comes only to a man who is walking on the spiritual path with absolutely no agenda. Ashwini is just like that – Ketu’s Ashwini has absolutely no agenda – it can simply strike just the way a missile strikes. The missile never decides on whom to strike – similarly Ketu’s Ashwini never has its own say – it is always led by others who try to manipulate or direct them. Depending on the quality of the chart this Ashwini missile will strike – it can strike Gold or it can also strike people and cause much bloodshed.

So in Ashwini – Ketu’s Avatar is of Lord Shiva in His Tandava Avatar!

Magha Nakshatra falls in Leo – a sign of glamour, and power. Here Ketu is well settled and loves to operate in a commanding position. Either this can lead to a commanding chief or a great spiritual master who has mastered himself. Magha is where the intelligence of Ketu shines forth. Ketu is the very source of intelligence because Ketu pulls you inwards – your inward journey begins only by the grace of Guru who uses the energy of Ketu to initiate you on the Buddha Path – the Spiritual Path! And so Magha is indeed the most intelligent Nakshatra of all 27 Nakshatras and that is why it is also referred as the seat of supreme power. Power dwells only where divine intelligence dwells. Intelligence is Power. And that’s Magha – the Nakshatra of Ketu is directly connected with the sign of authority – Leo. When Sun and Ketu are positive in the chart then Magha can bring much fame and power in life. MAGHA is a real taskmaster! Magha becomes the seat of Ketu – where He sits and does what he does at His Best – the evolution of Spiritualism! Here the spirituality of Ketu evolves – Magha’s intelligence finds the limelight and brings recognition in society. Leo is a sign of Intelligence. Aquarius is a sign of intellectuality. In the sign of Leo – Ketu’s nakshatra – Magha is found. Magha is the seat of intelligence. And one who is intelligent is the real King. Intelligence is true power.

In the sign of Aquarius – Rahu’s nakshatra – Shatabhisha dwells. Shatabhisha is the Seat of intellectualism. And one who is intellectual is never able to attain the state of ultimate consciousness. Intelligence is of the heart – Leo is the sign of Heart and it is in Leo that Ketu has a very prominent role to play – through His Nakshatra – Magha! Intellectualism is of the Head – Aquarius is the sign of Head and it is in Aquarius that Rahu has a very prominent role to play – through His Nakshatra – Shatabhisha! The real work (Spiritual progress) happens through Magha. Magha therefore remains a highly transformative nakshatra – much happens through Magha!

Moola Nakshatra is the highest peak of Ketu. Here Ketu is simply not interested in silly adventures and power games. Rather here – Ketu is interested in exploring the higher meaning of life. And higher meaning of life is realized only when you go through the fire of suffering. And so suffering has a noble purpose – the the evolution of consciousness and the burning up of the ego. And that’s why Moola have to become a strict master who would make you go through all kind of difficult exams just so that you evolve to greater heights of consciousness and your ego is burned up totally. Moola therefore is the highest Nakshatra – because nobody would like to do such a touch job which Moola does – the job of making you suffer so that you evolve and come face to face with the reality of life. Common people, less evolved souls fear Moola – because they want a typical comfortable life – they forget the fact that nothing ever grows in comfort zones! If you see back in the history – then you will find that all great men and women have had to go through many sufferings – they never had the comfort zones and red carpets – they had to make their own way – they had to make their own mark in this human world. Moola is therefore also called as the Cutting Machine – because it simply cuts all that is unnecessary. It simply shares a message with you and the message is that – much has to be cut only the essential has to be kept. And so to understand what is essential – Moola brings you to the point where you stop looking outward and start looking inwards – that is how your inward journey begins and then as your self inquiry grows – as your start meditating – as you start chanting – you realize what is essential and the rest you simply drop by choice. It all depends on what level of horoscope you have – if you have a typical baniya level horoscope meaning materialistic horoscope then Moola may not suit your system and then you may simply become frustrated. However if your horoscope is spiritually inclined then Moola can truly work wonders in your life – ofcourse Moola will do its job of taking you through a roller coaster and giving you many sufferings but those sufferings and experiences would eventually become a blessing in disguise. A day comes when you simply transform into a wise person – a much matured person.

So if you observe closely – then the whole journey of Ketu’s Nakshatras starting from Aries, Leo and Sagittarius is to simply bring you face to face with the reality of human life. It is to help you realize that this whole circus of human life is useless and there is no end to desires – after one desire ends – another desire would arise and you would be always seen standing in the queue of desires! So the message of Ketu is very loud and clear – Start turning inwards – because true lasting happiness is not to be found on the outside but inside you. Those who have listened to this message have truly evolved in their life and those who haven’t are still living a life of many miseries and frustrations. It always depends on the level of your antenna – if your antenna is in good shape – you will be able to tune in to the channel of Ketu and if your antenna is of poor quality – then all you will see is a error messages on the screen of your life.

Love to all my close followers. I will be soon starting an interactive podcast session on Ketu’s Nakshatras – you are all welcome to participate by reaching out to me.

Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.

Addittya Tamhankar

Addittya Tamhankar

Acharya Addittya Tamhankar is a distinguished astrologer and acclaimed author known for his in-depth knowledge and insight into astrology. He has authored over 11 books, including bestsellers on the cosmic entities Rahu and Ketϋ, and his recent works include "Come Back Home - Reconnect to Source Consciousness" and "27 Nakshatras - the Living Legends." Alongside his literary achievements, Acharya Addittya has cultivated a substantial online following, with over 1,000 YouTube videos and a community of more than 40,000 subscribers. His blogs offer enlightening discussions on spirituality and planetary influences, drawing readers and viewers who seek wisdom and deeper understanding of these complex subjects.
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