Rahu is North node of the moon, which only has a head and no body; because the body is the south node of the moon called KETU and that is a major part of the Vedic Astrological system. Rahu loves the worldly riches, and possession of all the material things. Rahu is where our ambitions are, it’s what we constantly think about.
The presence of Rahu in peoples’ horoscope signifies karma bondage coming down from the previous births.It is a general belief that Rahu always troubles the natives. Rahu-Ketu do not possess real physical existence. Those under the influence of Rahu are believed to be full of self-confidence, bravery and fearlessness. Because of its qualities, the influence of Rahu has increased in this Kali Yug. Rahu provides information about the complex subjects and mysteries of world. Rahu is a powerful and malefic planet. This is a favorable planet of the politicians. He gives them great opportunity and power to rise in the politics through any means fair or unfair. He also rules over thieves, jail, magicians, snake, poison and isolated places etc. Rahu has also the power to confer sudden wealth. Only Rahu can give one night fame. It never gives result slowly slowly like other planet. It gives sudden up or sudden downfall.
Direction: North Lunar Node
Colour: Grey, Black
Orbit time in One Zodiac Sign: One and half year
Orbit time of whole Zodiac: 18 Years
Nature: Dirty, Furious and Aggressive
Constellations ruled: Adra, Swati, Shatbhisha
Friendly planets: Mercury, Saturn, Venus
Enemy planets: Sun, Moon, Mars
Neutral planets: Jupiter
Exalted in: Virgo
Debilitated in: Scorpio
Special features: Delay
Vimshottari Mahadasha period: 18 years
If well placed signifies: Prosperity, wealth, Good position
If adversely placed signifies: Arrogance and jealous nature
Representation: Scientist Nature People
Diseases given by Rahu: Fever,Snake bite, paranormal activities, Restlessness, less sleep
All five sences of body are signifies by Rahu. As our great Sages says that one should always control on their 5 sences. But people unable to do so because of Rahu position in their birth chart. Ultimately the Rahu is the way between the moon(mind) and earth. Rahu is your subconsious mind. As people always talk in their mind when they have nothing to do like what to do now? How to do? These questions came in mind due to Rahu. Rahu is always with the secrets. It’s also important when you are learning astrology. The more you learn,the more strong Rahu become in your birth chart. Rahu is your thoughts ,your inner voice which came from inside you whenever you ask something from you. Asking questions came under Saturn but answer from inner voice came under Rahu. Rahu is the ultimate higher desire of a person. All technology,cellphone,I.c. etc came under Rahu because you can’t see it how it works but it works. Rahu is ultimate intellectual level of anyone.