Rahu is North node of the moon, which only has a head and nobody; 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 senses of body are signifies by Rahu. As our great Sages says that one should always control on their 5 senses. 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 subconscious 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.
Rahu in the 1st house
In the first house Rahu makes one worldly, someone who likes being in front and center of things like the sun. Rahu usually produces a politician in this house, yet completely damages the changes of getting married, or ever being happy in married life.If placed in good sign, Rahu can give wealth unexpectedly.
Rahu in the 2nd house
In the second Rahu gives wealth, but only after the age of 34. Rahu in the 2nd house makes the native fight or argue with his or her family and relative, he or she has a different view on family. In this house Rahu is in his default setting so you can’t do anything. It will automatically give good results.If malefic planet is placed here, the native will not get the favor of his own family members. Unnecessary arguments with relatives and members of family can spoil the sweetness of the relations.Rahu in 2nd house causes problem of earning for the native. He may feel difficulty in finding stable source of income. He may also have to face situations where he has to depend on others for his existence.if Rahu receives positive aspect of benefic planets, the situation will change and Rahu gets strength. Now second house Rahu will bestow wealth, good relations with family members and luxurious life like royal people.
Rahu in the 3rd house
In this house Rahu gives always good results since Rahu loves the whole glamour scene, and being in the media house it becomes worldly. This is also a good house to have a rahu for technical field, and good education, and wealth through business. This person is very clever and deceptive, and that’ show they usually make their money, by cheating so cleverly that no one notices it.Third sign also signifies Gemini Sign which is friendly sign of Rahu and further denotes communication, computer and other technical fields.Such people are very courageous and adopt the path which they have experienced through their own knowledge.
The Devas approached Lord Brahma for help when they are in trouble due to devils, who guided them to Lord Vishnu, the preserver of universe. Lord Vishnu made a plan and suggested Devas to approach devil and ask them for their co operation in churning the mighty ocean to obtain amrita, the nectar of immortality, which Devas and Asuras (devils) can divide among themselves and can become immortal. The Devas approached Asuras who agreed as this task required combined efforts of both Devas and Asuras.
They started churning using Mount Mandara as a rod and the Serpent Vasuki as a rope. Lord Vishnu incarnated as a Tortoise to hold up the mountain on his back. As the churning of the ocean started several things energed as a result, starting with poison Halahala which threatened to destroy all the universe but Lord Shiva kept it in his throat, without swallowing it. Kamadhenu, the wish-fulfilling cow, celestial horse Ucchaishravas, Airavata, the celestial elephant, the Kausthubha gem, the Parijataka (wish-fulfilling tree), Apsaras, the beautiful celestials maids, Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, Varuni, the goddess of liquor appeared one by one. Finally Dhanvantari, the god of medicine, appeared holding the pot of amrita. The Asuras forcefully snatched it, and refused to give it to Devas.
Lord Vishnu then incarnated as Mohini, the enchantress, the most beautiful female form in the universe. Devas knew this plan and controlled themselves but the Asuras were overwhelmed for her and agreed to her decision for distribution of nectar as per her rules. She asked all the Devas and Asuras to sit in a line and started distributing nectar first to Devas. Rahu disguised himself as one of the Devas and sat between the Sun and Moon gods, who recognized him and told Vishnu who was in the form of Mohini. Lord Vishnu severed Rahu’s head with his discus, the sudarshan charka but not before he managed to drink a drop of the nectar and become immortal.
Thus his Head and Body become separate but both become immortal as separate entity due to nectar. The Head is known as Rahu and the headless body is the Ketu. Since then Rahu and Ketu constantly chase Sun and Moon for revenge for they are the cause of separating head and body of the devil Rahu. And when they succeed catching Sun and Moon they swallow them causing Solar or Lunar eclipse but they cant hold them for long and Sun and Moon emerges again intact as they also had nectar and are immortal.
Rahu in the 4th house
This is not a good position for Rahu as it damages the peace in home, and usually this person is more of a party person, and hanging out on a weekend kind of person than staying home, however, they desire to have a peaceful lovely home, which they do get after the age of 32.4th house denotes Cancer Sign in Zodiac whose lord is Moon. Rahu is worst enemy of Moon. Here, Rahu is like a curse for the native. Fourth house denotes mental state of a person.
Rahu in the 5th house
This is a neutral house for Rahu, as it makes a person very creative, gives wealth through investments, but also damages the changes of having children till a very late age, perhaps after 37-42. Rahu in the 5th house also damages the education of the native.There could also be difference of opinion between the parents and children. One or other account, the native has to suffer or face problems due to children.Though Rahu in 5th house is considered neither good nor bad, but it surely makes a person wiser with impressive and pleasing personality. He has a blend of creativity and intelligence as fifth house denotes the same.
Rahu in the 6th house
This is one of the best position for Rahu, as it not only gives victory over enemies, it also gives lots of wealth through litigation, and law. Most people with this position become lawyers.The person is courageous and is not afraid of anyone. He is quite able to defeat his opponents and enemies. He faces every situation boldly.If he has his own business, employees will always assist him.
He is prone to accidents and injuries.
Rahu in the 7th house
This is not a very good placement for rahu in terms of married life or partnership. This person will have habit to cheat on their partner as Rahu gives dissatisfaction and obsession where it sits in. This is however a good position for business, reaching a mass audience and customers. It helps to get gains through partner if Rahu is in friendly sign or exalted or receiving good aspect of other planets otherwise it is always very bad position. Do not follow the crowd always depend o. Yourself. Crowd will misguide you.
Rahu in the 8th house
Rahu in the 8th house makes the person’s life very difficult and create many sudden changes in life. This is one of the worst position to have Rahu in. Rahu gives sudden accident, it could also lead to jail time if it is deblitated or receiving bad aspect from other planets. Most people in the medical field have Rahu in the 8th house as this is also house of hidden knowledge and death and rebirth. This placement gives a person to reason for his birth. He knows the all secret things why he has taken birth like Osho Rajneesh.
Rahu is influential in intensification of one’s power and converting even an enemy into a friend. Rahu is also benefic in nature.Rahu is regarded as similar to Saturn in its effect. Smoky blue is its color, instinctual and animalistic its nature. Rahu is interested only in achieving all that gives pleasure, and even if it achieves all it wants, it is never satisfied.Although Rahu rules no sign of the zodiac, the zodiacal sign Virgo is its exalted sign.Rahu represents the most profound mysteries and darkest secrets. All that is unknown to the normal people is represented by Rahu. That is why, even the things, subjects, creatures and people represented by Rahu.
Rahu in the 9th house
9th house Rahu is not a good position for it to be in, as this is the house of religion and tradition while Rahu goes against to all these things. Rahu either makes a person very religion, who usually leave their religious beliefs later on in life, or the person never believes in religion. It never gives very good results in 1st,4th,7th,5th,9th and 12th house. These people have some different idea about religion. They reject the rules.
Rahu in the 10th house
Rahu in the 10th house is the best position for Rahu to be in.Rahu gives worldly fame, strong will, and lots of wealth through career. Rahu in the 10th house however makes a person workaholic due to obsessive nature. If Mercury is sitting with Rahu then it nullifies that effect.If Saturn is strong and well placed, the native will be attractive and get everything including fame in life as 10th house original owner is Saturn.
Rahu in the 11th house
Rahu in the 11th house gives massive amount of wealth, especially during its Maha or antar Dasha. This Rahu gives story of rag to riches, a self-made millionaire. This position is positive in every aspect however is not good for having children.The native may have strained relations with father. He may also form habit of wasting money and trying to gain ideas for short cut earnings.
Rahu in the 12th house
Again Not a good position for Rahu in 12th house, as here it can make the native’s mind, house and aura haunted with spirits, black magic, and become a victim of tantra. He should be careful with such persons or relatives who are indulged in such practices. He should also adopt righteous and religious path. Even though Rahu here takes a person to foreign lands for permanent settlement, it also might put the native in trouble with the law.