Sun, planet of heart and ego, enters the nakshatra of Magha in the sign of Leo on August 16th until 30th.
This is the Sun’s home sign and Magha especially is the Heart of the Lion, the very essence of Leo’s fiery energy. Magha’s name translates to ‘The Grand’ and its symbol is a royal throne-room, where the all-powerful Sun has a regal quality which you back up with stamina and willpower.
Step out of the shadows, take centre stage and lead by inspiration, and a touch of the dramatic at work gets the best out of your team. While you keep high standards, people also know you will do anything for them.
There’s ego wrapped up in your efforts and you love the spotlight, but being open and flamboyant gives everyone else the confidence to do the same. When you are satisfied and appreciated, you expect nothing in return for your efforts, and get a buzz from everyone else doing more than they thought possible.
The Sun joins dynamic Mars also in Leo during its stay, giving you extra energy and will to win, though you are stubborn and may come across as rather pushy. Take it easy, both in a work situation and in your personal affairs.
Magha’s Shakti or special power is ‘to leave the body at will’ which shows its higher mystical side, and you can channel your drive into more than just putting on a show. Meditation and chanting give you self-assurance and decisiveness, along with the Sun’s natural power of health and spiritual strength.