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Role and Importance of Rahu in Astrology: Rahu is Attention and Obsession and it is the most dreaded planet in the Horoscope Analysis. I have seen people get scared if they are told that Rahu and Ketu are active. Rahu in Astrology is capable of showing all those things which in fact don’t even exist as it creates Confusion and Illusion.
So what is Rahu in Vedic astrology? Rahu actually works at two levels the higher level and the lower level. So how do we know about the Rahu in Astrology? Will it give amazing results or give us a miserable time. First of all, you need to understand the meaning of Rahu in Astrology.
Since it does not have its own Rashi in the Zodiac, it does not have a physical body. it’s the North node of Moon, it’s the dragon’s head, and only a shadow.
We all know the mythological story of Samudra Manthan when the Demon Swarbhanu changed its look to take the Nectar, and then his head was cut. So the head became Rahu and the tail became Ketu.
What does Rahu signify in Astrology? Rahu is a discontent incarnate, so it can lie, cheat, betray trust, to achieve its goals. Since it has a Maya-vi nature (illusory), it represents negative thoughts, confusion, and delusion. Where there is confusion there is consequently the problem of committing mistakes in that area of life.
When those mistakes take a more playful mode, we utterly call them a learning experience, when they take a more severe form we are called to pay a heavier price. Its nature in these lower-level covers all the negative points of the dark side of the human psyche.
Therefore it is the originator of suspicious illegal actions, morbid fears, corruption, and self-destructive tendencies. This is the reason it is also called Rahu Dosha in Astrology.
Rahu when serving at higher levels promotes heightened awareness of more important fields, an inclination to know the truth of life. In fact, it depends on the purpose of life, like if you have a strong desire for innovations, writings, new technology, or even in the entertainment industry. The most important factor is your approach to attain things. If you follow rules laid by Saturn, then Saturn the planet of justice, will support you in its time.
This also makes a person withdraw from material goals and advance towards the original source (The Supreme Soul). But if you take the wrong track and fall prey to a weak mind. Then same Saturn will give you fame and fulfill your wishes but at one time in life, it has to teach you a lesson, as that’s what Saturn does.
Since Rahu does not have a physical body and no Rashi of its own. It actually behaves like the planet it is posited with or the Rashi lord and nakshatra lord. Also, it behaves as Saturn, therefore it is given the lordship of the Aquarius sign. Like Saturn, Rahu is supposed to have a lazy disposition and is a long-term planner.
Where Rahu is placed in the chart, there is this element of fake confidence, an untrue sense of perception and tasting, and when the person is immature or not self-aware of its hazards it can create a breeding ground for arrogance and misconception in relation to the significations of that Bhava. This way I have explained the meaning and influence of Rahu in Astrology.
The significance of Rahu in Astrology in all 12 houses is explained as under:
1st house is our head, brain, ego, general health, mindset, and physical body. So if Rahu is in the 1st house of your horoscope, you actually have confusion with your self-identity, you want fame, recognition, and it also boosts your ego.
Rahu in this house wants everything materialistic, a lot of stuff but still no satisfaction. It makes you long for the best fancy cars, a big house, and Money. But the problem here is even when you attain all these things there is still a feeling of emptiness.
Rahu behaves likes the sign lord it is placed in, and the nakshatra lord also decides the results. This placement of Rahu makes the person an attention seeker but they also indulge in ambitious goals.
Rahu in the 1st house makes the person very confused, it can give health issues also. It will delay the gains in your career or it can give-ups and down in your career. The reason is you lack clarity in your future path.
Rahu aspects the 5th house of creativity and intelligence so it definitely gives you an extra edge here but Rahu’s impact will either delay or add obstacles. Then Rahu aspects 7th house which will add ego and misunderstandings in relationships. Rahu’s aspect of the 9th house can make you religiously and spiritually inclined.
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2nd house deals with Family Lineage, speech, food, accumulated wealth, and so on. Rahu wants to go against social norms to attain things, it will break the traditional rules and will rebel. So if a person is born with Rahu in the 2nd house, it can give an unusual and unorthodox environment in the early stage of his life. It can give parents and siblings who will be very different from others. If Rahu is afflicted then it will separate you from your lineage.
So if you have Rahu in the 2nd house, you will deal with an unorthodox family environment, and also the linkage of the family will be with the 8th house. You will find yourself surrounded by mystical, occult people. Or you can have past connections with these kinds of people.
Your family will have Astrologers, occultists, surgeons, or some life-death scenario. It can also give the experience of facing the strange death of either father or grandfather. Or you can be attracted to occult, alien, or UFO.
Rahu here will give you such a speech that you can easily grip the crowd either by performing art or your knowledge since Rahu has the mystical energy so when you speak, people are mystified.
Rahu in 2nd house or even if it aspects 2nd house, here Rahu holds the mystical energy in the house of speech, therefore it can make you a stunning Astrologer. You can also become an excellent Banker as here your focus will be completely on materialistic things so you always long for money and position.
Thus Rahu in 2nd house, you will find that no one supports you to attain money, or nobody will help even. When Rahu is in the 2nd house, Ketu will be in the 8th house, so here Ketu blocks that area, it is like a clot, meaning you don’t have access to the money of other people.
Things that are alive (Jeev) will not be there to support you but at the same time, things that are substantial will help you to gain. Now the reason is Jupiter is the karaka of the 2nd house and Rahu is the enemy, so it will not give Jeev Sukh but this is also the Artha house so it will definitely give monetary gains.
Rahu is flamboyant so when Rahu is in the 2nd house or 10th house, if they show face then only they get money. But there is also a possibility of isolating yourself from the world, become secluded with family or home but if sign placement and the nakshatra are supporting then Rahu will definitely give name, fame, and wealth.
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The 3rd house deals with writings, journalism, arts, media, T.V., marketing, short distance travel, stamina, courage, skills in hands, and since it is 8th from the 8th house it can give supernatural experiences.
Rahu is the energy that explodes, it shows where you are to learn lessons and where you are still immature and will make mistakes. So you are always sensitive about Rahu’s house. This is an outcast planet, as it has a different approach and an abnormal way to gain information. In fact, it is an unpredictable planet.
Even your communication will be abnormal, or completely different, you can use bad or harsh words. You will have very different skills of hands.
Rahu gets mature at the age of 42 years. So what karma are they bringing through the communication of the 3rd house, also depends on the sign lord and nakshatra of Rahu?
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The 4th house represents the homeland, real estate, mother, happiness, conveyance, storage, and career of your spouse. So if you have Rahu in the 4th house, you will always find unusual, chaotic happening in your home. Then your mother will be a completely different personality or she will have lots of ups and downs in her life. There can be a foreign influence in your home either there will be foreign stuff or home in an exotic place.
The 4th house is also Land and Real Estate, so if Rahu is here it can take you to foreign lands or far-off places from home. So whatever Karak 4th house has, it will have a Rahu influence. You will also be fond of fancy cars and even your education will have a Rahu influence.
So when Rahu is placed in the 4th house, you will be more inclined to study something out of the box and challenging but it won’t make your educational journey a smooth one. There will be a lot of obstacles in your education system. Actually, this is the feature of Rahu that where ever it is placed, you will have to face failures related to that house, it will bring ups and downs as you are not an expert in this area.
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The 5th house represents children, education, arts, media, scriptwriting, mantras, sports, speculation, ancient knowledge, spouse gains, and gains of your mother.
So Rahu is in the 5th House and it’s definitely exploding energy in the house of intelligence, wisdom, past life good deeds, and also the house of your grandfather. But the question arises that Rahu will give good results here or a bad one.
Therefore the most important thing to check is the disposition of Rahu, Saturn, and the Nakshatra of Rahu. So if all are well placed then you will have all good things related to the 5th house. If Rahu is good here then it will give you a good memory, intelligence, children, and education.
Now the most amazing thing about Rahu is that it gives things that are out of the box, and against social norms. But if you are getting a good education then it will be like software coding, artificial intelligence.
If it’s Romance then unusual things will be faced by you. If you have children then either through C-section, or the child will be adopted.
This is a Dharma house also so your family will follow a different set of traditions and you might keep changing your belief system related to religion. But one thing is fixed that you will make mistakes and face failure as this is not the field which you have mastered.
The 5th house Rahu aspects 9th house so it will break the family rules related to religion, then Rahu aspects 11th house which is the gains house so here Rahu will bring ups and downs in your gains.
Then Rahu aspects Lagna which is actually not a good thing as it makes you very demanding, restless, and a confused person. It gives a smoky personality who says something but means something.
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The 6th house is related to enemies, obstacles, health, disputes, allegations, and diseases. So now Rahu in the 6th house will bring all its tendencies in the 6th house. So your life pattern will deal with competition and unusual things in your daily routine.
Actually, Rahu is the accumulation of Karma in this life. Rahu, in fact, loves the competition and dealing with mundane things. But the method of working will be definitely out of the box, and will never be content.
Since this is a disease house so Rahu here can give strange diseases which will be difficult to diagnose. Initially, medicine might not work but later it will give relief.
The 6th house Rahu in Astrology aspects 10th house which is a Karma house so it can bring some strange things related to your Karma. You will do such things which common man will never opt for. Rahu also aspects the 12th house which is a Moksha house so you will be inclined to spirituality and religious organizations.
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The 7th house represents marriage, partnership, business, and mass fame. Now the position of Rahu here will bring disturbance in marriage, and partnership.
This is a Kaam bhav so Rahu here will explode the energy, it will increase sexual indulgence and you might not be satisfied. Rahu wants more attention so either it can be physical or emotional.
Rahu in the 7th house can make your partner behave in a strange manner, can be unpredictable, clever, very demanding, can belong to a different caste, and will not follow social rules. It can also create misunderstandings in personal relationships. It will create a fake view, so quite possible that your spouse will doubt you.
From 7th house Rahu aspects 11th house which is gains and social network house. Then it aspects Lagna which increases your anxiety level and makes you more materialistic. And it aspects the 3rd house which gives short distance travel, media, courage, and marketing.
Actually, Rahu here is not good as it will disturb the relationship and also increase your Vasanas so the best remedy is to talk to opposite-sex people so that your energy gets exhausted in interaction and relation with a spouse should not suffer.
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The 8th house represents occult, mysticism, surgery, hidden knowledge, secrecy, joint secrets, spouse family and assets, insurance, inheritance, wills, and stocks.
This is the house of life, death, and major transformation. So when Rahu is in the 8th house, it will keep you intact with the affairs of family inheritance, spouse family, secrecy, hidden information, and research.
Now when you have Rahu in the 8th house, you actually have a natural attraction towards knowing the unknown, experiencing the supernatural but then you are scared also.
As per the natural zodiac, this is the Scorpio Rashi, so you will surely experience supernatural or ghostly events. You will have a keen interest in Tarot, Astrology, and Tantra. But they will prefer doing all these things secretly as Rahu does not like to do things openly.
Actually, 8th house stuff gives you a thrill but when it’s happening, you get scared and want to run away. Rahu wants to experience the unknown, like alien, ghostly experience, kundalini, and kriya yoga.
Also if Rahu is in a water sign and since water is the energy of the past, so it will surely take the path of enlightenment and spiritual awakening. You also will go through a major transformation in life.
Ideally, you should not do some repetitive work in your job, there should be some change either monthly or weekly basis else you will change the job.
Rahu when in 8th house aspects 12th house which is the house of hidden talent, spiritual organization, isolation, hospital, jail, and expenditures. So Rahu energy will highlight some events related to this house.
Then it aspects the 2nd house, your savings, speech, family, and food. So if Rahu is making relation with this house then it brings ups and downs, suddenness, and against social norms things in its results. Rahu then aspects the 4th house, which represents comfort, mother, property, vehicles, and education.
The 9th house represents teachers, preachers, religion, pilgrimages, fathers, higher learning, and long-distance travel. So if you have Rahu in the 9th house you will be dealing with Gurus, high Advisors, teachers. And you will get the opportunity to travel as well.
As travel increases the ability to understand the world, so this position of Rahu in Astrology will give traveling a learning experience. Your father will have a career that will be against social norms. And can bring ups and downs in his life.
It can make you a great scholar also. You will completely have a different approach to religion. Also will not follow the traditional system and at the same time will not allow you to do bhakti sitting in one place.
Rahu in the 9th house can also make a person develop inclination in Technology, software, DNA, research, and astronomy. Here Rahu might not be very good for education but you will understand the philosophy and spiritual talks more than going to the temple and do traditional puja.
Rahu is excellent when you have to go to deeper levels in a subject. So Rahu can give you an opportunity in foreign lands either for research work or training in professional skills. It also represents Information Technology, T.V., and the entertainment world.
Rahu in 9th house aspects Lagna which makes the person attention seeker, restless, and very selfish. Then it aspects the 3rd house which can make his speaking skills quite impressive.
Rahu aspects 5th house which is a house of love affairs, creativity, and children. So it’s quite obvious that these areas of your life will have a Rahu impact. So you can expect something unusual, against social norms, and you can also be cheated in your life.
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You want people to know you, respect you, admire you, and you want fame and popularity as well. In fact, the Sun is very strong in the 10th house. So Rahu here acts like an exalted Sun so it wants respect and considers itself very talented.
Rahu in Artha houses like 2, 6, 10, it will definitely make you money-minded. Here fame will come but you will have to make extra effort to attain fame. People should know your face by your name.
So you should try social media for recognition, the more followers you have, the more money you will make. Rahu can make you an attention seeker here. It also depends on the position of Rahu’s sign lord. So if it is well placed then Rahu will surely give good results.
Actually, where Rahu is placed you tend to make mistakes as this is the area you need to master, so you are not an expert, you might see failures, ups, and downs. Rahu can make you very arrogant and restless here, you become very conscious of your image and reputation.
If you follow the wrong path to attain fame then Rahu will give. But it will make you disgraceful one day. So the best way to control Rahu is to follow Saturn rules. You should be organized and disciplined in your life, help poor people, and respect elders.
Rahu in 10th house aspects 2nd house so it will affect your speech, savings, food, and your family. It will also affect the 4th house which represents mother, happiness, education, and your home.
Then it aspects 6th house which is a house of the enemy, disease, and dispute. So when Rahu is related to these houses it will affect the results of these houses so it can bring suddenness, against rules, too much anxiety, and instability.
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The 11th house represents recognition, achievements, and awards. Big organizations, Multinational companies, Desires, wishes, social welfare, reforms, elder sibling, and your professional network. This is the Upachaya house. So according to classics, this house gives problems as it is a bad house.
Actually, Rishi had a deeper meaning in this. Now since this is a desire house so it will make you run only after materialistic things. This is definitely a great hindrance to the journey of spirituality.
Rahu’s job is to improve continuously so after a certain age Rahu gives good results, but only at the material level. This position of Rahu is not good for fathers, elder siblings, and friends. So there will be no Jeev Sukh related to this house.
Rahu represents your forward-moving energy and what keeps us alive. This is the place where you will make maximum mistakes as you are not an expert yet. So since this is a gains house so you might have to struggle initially to attain gains or fulfill your desires.
Also, your desires will be endless as Rahu has no head, so there is no storage. It can also give ups and downs in your profession. Your friend circle or professional network will be clever and cunning, they can deceive you. So you need to be very careful when dealing with them.
Rahu aspects 3rd house which is short distance travel, younger sibling, courage, and neighbors. So Rahu will make the relations unpredictable, which means it will be totally different from what it actually looks.
Then Rahu aspects 5th house which is your intelligence, memory, children and love affairs. So again Rahu’s impact will give you issues related to all these things. Rahu aspect on 7th house can make your spouse also unpredictable and clever.
Actually, it really depends on the strength of Rahu. As its position in the other divisional charts so the results will be according to that. And to get the best results from Rahu you have to follow Saturn rules and if Rahu becomes good then it gives the results of Mars.
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The 12th house represents Moksha, isolation, enlightenment, away from normal civilized society, bed pleasures, your imaginations, addiction to sex, the Dharma of your mother, and self-employment. Rahu is the future, it’s your inexperienced future path. It gives new experiences, illusions, and creates a lot of confusion.
Rahu in the 12th house can take you to foreign lands and you do things that are against social norms or at least against your traditions and culture. So you can also join Non-profit organizations, work for a social cause. It can make you seek enlightenment also.
But Rahu will first make you seek all sorts of pleasures and you can soak in those deeply. Then you are content and want to take track of Spirituality. Since the 12th house is your hidden life so it can make you do things in a secret manner.
Here your mission is to achieve goals either in a foreign land or work secretly in an isolated place. If there is no positive PAC then it can take you to jail, hospital, or you will stay abroad in an illegal way.
Rahu in 12th house aspects 4th house so there are chances your home will be either in distant lands or foreign stuff in the house. Or some issues in relationships.
Then it aspects the 6th house which will impact your career. And then 8th house which again can make you do research work in hidden subjects like tarot, Astrology, and Vastu.
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