RAHU : A DYNAMIC PLANET

R- Revolutionary mindset

A- Awful, gives awareness

H- Hallucinations, hypnotism, and hidden

U- Unexpected, unrecognized diseases.

While assessing a horoscope if we don’t consider the role of the nodes- Rahu and Ketu, efforts are a waste. Since these nodes have not been assigned the ruler ship of any house, are generally ignored by some of our esteemed astrologers, but these very nodes have the potential of dynamite- either so called for good and bad. Before we come to the conclusion let us first consider the nature of the planet Rahu In this article.

Rahu comes from the sanskrit word “Rah” means hide - that refers to what is secret, mysterious and profound. Rahu is the luck factor behind instant success or failure. Rahu is supposed to be the naughty though mighty child of Maya which is not only illusion- but also any magical power or force or captivating knowledge that can be capable to turn the life of a person like the wheel of fortune for the best or the worst.

‘Rahu Naam Vipritam’- Rahu can be compared with a coin having two sides with opposite nature- Rahu represents criminals and at the same time represents detective who pursues the criminal, Rahu is the force acting through a healer, who cures the diseases which Rahu itself signifies. So an important duality is attached to Rahu - Poison neutralizing poison that must be understood.

Rahu is called a shadowy planet, a chaya graha, as it loves all kinds of shadowy activities. It is the ruler of the artificial lighting as it tries to imitate Sun, so all types of photography used by television and cinema, are part of Rahu’s influence. It is the planet of creativity and inspiration and is responsible for the information technology i.e. the internet and the World Wide Web as it signifies foreigners and combined activities.

Rahu is the planet of intuition, and may be called the master of manipulation. Rahu can be considered to be expert among the planets when it comes to scheming and plotting that is why it can be said to be the better politician than Saturn. Rahu is the luck factor behind instant success or failure, its result both good and bad manifests in such an unexpected manner that the native involved hardly has any time to react to the situation.

Rahu is supposed to maintain friendly relationship with Mercury, Venus and Saturn. It is neutral towards Jupiter and Mars, and maintains enmity with Sun and Moon. According to the ancient Vedic system, nature has three major gunas- rajasic, satavic, and tamasic. Rahu can function in all the three modes. Rahu gives prosperity when functions in a rajasic mode, Rahu gives knowledge and wisdom when functions in a satavic mode, Rahu gives inertia, inactivity, demonic tendencies and destruction when functions in tamasic mode. Rahu likes the night time - this is probably the reason why most criminals choose night time for their activities.

As it has not been assigned the ruler-ship of any houses, Rahu takes the traits of the sign in which it is posited or with whom it is posited. So the signification of Rahu follows directly from its nature and disposition.

When Rahu combines Venus- sexual offences and deviation are the results.

Rahu with Mars - brutality, revolution, insensitivity and ruthlessness.

Rahu with Saturn- excessive rigidity and orthodoxy, unnecessary tortures.

Rahu with Jupiter -religious bigotry, misuse of position and authority, excessive materialism.

Rahu with Sun- self aggrandizement, power and control games, fascination for the unusual.

Rahu with Moon- fear and phobia, emotional and psychological disturbances.

Rahu with Mercury- lying, deceit, trickery, harmful intent, versatility, quickness of thoughts and communication ability.

It is generally seen that the house where this planet is posited gets highlighted and the native usually experiences a certain degree of luck or unusual happening as far as its signification is concerned. In this topic we will discuss Rahu’s role placed in 4th house with Venus in its debilitation, in Sagittarius and involve in Kaal Sarpa dosha.

The native started Rahu major period when he was 18 years old, because of its association with Venus, the native played the role of revolutionary throughout the Rahu mahadasa, only to fulfill his strong urge for comfort and luxury. It made him the slave of his own desires and promoted greed and deceit to gain his own ends. This is primarily materialistic placement which assures success in Venusian pursuits that also proved that sex is the root of everything. As this combination takes place in 4th house it helped him gain the property but created immense troubles for the mother and disturbed inner peace to the extent that his mother lost her life, and because of Saturn’s placement in the 10th house with Ketu , the native could not put his efforts to establish professionally. He shattered the hopes and the expectations of the parents.

Such is the intensity of this planet, by heart the native is good, can’t even think to harm others , but due to its illusory nature the native was the victim in the hands of this planet, and all the significations connected to the 4th house blown away like a dynamite.

However to calm down the negative effects of the planet, one must recite the following mantra 108 times (one mala) everyday-

‘Om Bhram Bhrim Bhraum Sah Rahve Namah’

Wednesday and Saturday are the days assigned to the planet. One must feed the birds with bajra on these days and must worship Goddess Durga every day.

Note- The incident mentioned in this article is based on real life of a native whose birth details are like these- DOB-19-02-1974, POB-Meerut, TOB-20:00:00hrs

By

Sanjana Mittal