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Effects Of Rahu In Astrology – A Mysterious Planet

Effects Of Rahu In Astrology - A Mysterious Planet

Effects Of Rahu In Astrology – A Mysterious Planet 

Role of rahu in vedic astrology

Effects Of Rahu In Astrology: Rahu & Ketu – These are two planets whom you can not see in the sky like you see other 7 planets, and from here all controversy starts. People say, that if these two planets do not exist at all in practical, so how come it is possible that they can impact on human’s life? I have discussed this in my article – Planets In Astrology – Science Or Fake? – in details. Here I will only discuss about how Rahu influence our life according to Astrology.  

There are several beliefs and opinions of astrologers about the impact of Rahu. Some astrologer think that Rahu acts as Saturn and some says – how Rahu will give result it will depend upon its depositor. There is also a belief that says Rahu gives good result in angular houses like – 1st, 4th , 7th , 10th houses. So many other opinions are there also, and those contradictory principles made the planet very mysterious. Always remember, there is no thumb rule in Astrology. Basic rule could be there but do not take those basics as thumb, if you do that, so many times your predictions will become wrong, and you will found yourself in wrong position.

Many people have different type of opinions about Rahu & ketu – where it gives good result & where it gives bad, in Horoscope which house is perfect for these two planets? Some say in angular houses Rahu and Ketu gives good result some say Rahu only gives good result – in any sign from Taurus to Virgo. When we read those opinions we find it very difficult to decide which opinion is correct.’Many heads many minds’ – this English proverb applies here perfectly.  In this article I have shared my practical experiences what I have seen throughout my practice life still now. Here, today I will only talk about Rahu. In my next article I will cover Ketu also. Now, let’s see, what is the actual scenario of Rahu, when it gives good and when it gives bad result?


Rahu & its Result in Horoscope Accoding To Vedic Astrology:  

As I have mentioned earlier that some people think – Rahu gives good result only in angular houses, but in my practice life I have seen that Rahu, gives good result in any houses other than bad or ‘Dusthana Houses’’ – 6th, 8th & 12th . Any connection with ‘Dusthana House’ makes Rahu behaves like a crazy. Even if the depositor of Rahu is in ‘Dusthana House’ so the same will happen. Actually, why it happens? – Rahu is basically a malefic planet in nature and if a malefic planet gets a very small connection of malefic houses so then it takes malefic sides of that particular house as much as possible. As a result it creates confusion. Due to the good side(if we take it is in positive house) it will bring opportunities but when the time will come to finish that properly suddenly the person(whose horoscope it is) will change his mind due to the effect of malefic houses and ultimately will lose the opportunity.  

Rahu always wants to work alone, it doesn’t like any planet’s interference without its depositor. So, If Rahu is free from influence of any planet other than the depositor. So it gives good result. Otherwise again it will behave like a crazy. Remember, here influence means, conjunction, aspects, argala etc. everything. The influence could be of any kind.  

Depositor of Rahu should be strong otherwise Rahu wouldn’t be able to give good result.


Influence of Rahu On Other Planets In Horoscope:  

Rahu in vedic astrology

If Rahu makes any relationship with any planet in Horoscope by its aspect, conjunction, argala etc. so, it destroys significations of those planets and houses as well what those planets are representing. This is called affliction. If afflicted planets are weak or badly placed so the destruction would be more, but, if those planets are strong so the the destruction would be very less. When:  

Sun is afflicted by Rahu: In terms of health it indicates problems to heart, blood pressure( high blood pressure), diseases related to bile. Sun is the significator of digestive system of our body in astrology, so when the Sun is badly afflicted by Rahu there would be major problem in digestive track. In terms of relationships, it indicates problems to any elderly person(male) in the family – Grandpa, Father, Son, Husband. Rahu creates problem between Father & Son.  

Moon is afflicted by Rahu: It indicates problems to mother or motherly aged person in the family. Moon rules mind in astrology, so when moon is afflicted by Rahu it indicates a sick and troubled mind which is totally unable to take right decision at the right time and loses temper very easily. As Moon is the lord of 4th house in natural zodiac – it also gives property related problems. This affliction also makes a person very home-sick and keeps him/her away from his/her own birth place. As far as the health issue is concern, this affliction gives disease related to blood pressure(low blood pressure), physical weakness, sinus problem, problem related to cough and cold etc.  

Mars is afflicted by Rahu: It causes problems to younger brother or brotherly aged persons in the family, Uncle(maternal side). It affects the dynamism or activeness of a person and courage. This affliction gives disease related to impurity of blood.   

Jupiter is afflicted by Rahu: Indicates problems to father, husband & son. It makes a person with lack of morality and selfish. It also gives bad reputation. As far as the health is concern, it gives ‘hearing’ problem by reducing hearing power and play an important role behind malfunctioning of pancreas & liver. That’s why in case of diabetes Jupiter is the primary planet.  

Saturn is afflicted by Rahu: It is very bad yoga or combination or affliction for any businessman, because it creates labor problems and bad reputation. As far as the health is concern it gives diseases like – Breathing problem( especially when moon is involved), long lasting dry cough, always ups & downs health condition, spondylitis – In most cases it affects right leg or right side of the body, rheumatism of any kind, disease related to bone.

Venus is afflicted by Rahu:  It affects the marital life vary badly. In astrology Rahu is seen as a foreigner, and when rahu affects Venus & 7th house or lord so interference of other persons in the family matter is sure and can be responsible for extramarital relationships also. This affliction makes one ‘over sexual’ and if any of these two planets(Rahu & Venus) is associated with 6th house so it can give sexual disease also. It gives kidney related problems. 

Rahu in ‘Dusthana Houses’ In Horoscope:


6th, 8th & 12th houses are called ‘dusthana houses’. Now let’s see how Rahu behaves when he is in any of these three houses.  

Rahu in 6th house: Here it indicates problems of Job. Professions are always in question. In family, this placement or Rahu creates disharmony with other family members. It also indicates intestinal problems, and undiagnosed diseases. Rahu in the 5th house gives losses through theft, it may happen in family or in any business house by employees. Rahu always gives birth of thieves if it is placed in this house. In case of companies – one will be caught and another will start stealing again.  

Rahu in 8th house: Here it causes disintegration of families and the native faces obstacle in every step of life. It also gives death in the family and losses. Businessmen just lose his everything in the period of Rahu due to this placement. This placement gives unemployment of all kinds.    

Rahu in 12th house: This placement indicates the native’s involvement in vices and imprisonment. Any kind of illness which will make somebody physically very weak. It indicates accident, loss of domestic peace & assets. 

Actually, ‘dusthana houses’ behave like Malefic Rahu. Rahu in malefic houses also indicates unknown and undiagnosed diseases, severe infections, and involves somebody in very risky business which in returns give losses, and finally ruins the native’s business plan. I am not saying that all risky business plan will face a loss, but if the rahu’s placement is in these three houses and Rahu period or period of any associated planet of rahu is going on – do not take any high risk in terms of your business.

Rahu Transit in Vedic Astrology


About Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee

Vedic Astrologer, Palmist, Numerologist & Vastu Specialist

Dr. Sankar Bhattacharjee, a respected & “well known” name in Vedic astrology field. He was born in a traditional Brahmin family in India - West Bengal - near Kolkata, "The City Of Joy", which is one of the major cities in India.......
Experience: 15 Years.
Dr. Sankar Bhattacharjee is specialized in Predicting Future through Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu & the ancient Horary System.
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His acquired credentials in the the field of the holy subject Astrology includes degree from "The Indian College of Astrology & Astronomy" and also honored as "Jyotish Provakar". Now he is doing research on astrology collaborated with “The Indian College Of Astrology & Astronomy”.

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