Effects and Significance Of Rahu In Vedic Astrology – A Mysterious Planet: Role of Rahu in Vedic 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 practice, so how come it is possible that they can impact on human’s life? Here I will only discuss how Rahu influences our life according to Astrology.
Effects and Significance Of Rahu In Vedic Astrology
There are several beliefs and opinions about astrologers about the impact of Rahu. Some astrologer thinks that Rahu acts like Saturn and some say – how Rahu will give result it will depend upon its depositor. There is also a belief that says Rahu gives good results 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. The basic rule could be there but do not take those basics as a thumb, if you do that, so many times your predictions will become wrong, and you will found yourself in the wrong position.
Many people have different types of opinions about Rahu & Ketu – where it gives good results & where it gives bad, in Horoscope which house is perfect for these two planets? Some say in angular houses Rahu and Ketu give good results some say Rahu only gives good results – 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 the practical experiences that 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 a bad result?
How Rahu Effects Our Life According To Vedic Astrology
As I have mentioned earlier that some people think – Rahu gives good results only in angular houses, but in my practice life I have seen that Rahu, gives good results 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 the 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 the influence of any planet other than the depositor. So it gives a 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 results.
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 the affliction. If afflicted planets are weak or badly placed so the destruction would be more, but, if those planets are strong so the destruction would be very less. When:
Sun 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 the digestive system of our body in astrology, so when the Sun is badly afflicted by Rahu there would be major problems in the digestive tract. In terms of relationships, it indicates problems to an elderly person(male) in the family – Grandpa, Father, Son, Husband. Rahu creates a problem between Father & Son.
Moon afflicted by Rahu: It indicates problems to mother or a motherly aged person in the family. Moon rules mind in astrology, so when the moon is afflicted by Rahu it indicates a sick and troubled mind which is totally unable to take the right decision at the right time and loses temper very easily. As Moon is the lord of 4th house in the 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 birthplace. As far as the health issue is a concern, this affliction gives disease related to blood pressure(low blood pressure), physical weakness, sinus problem, problem-related to cough and cold, etc.
Mars afflicted by Rahu: It causes problems to a 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 the impurity of blood.
Jupiter afflicted by Rahu: Indicates problems to father, husband & son. It makes a person with a lack of morality and selfishness. It also gives a bad reputation. As far as health is concern, it gives a ‘hearing’ problem by reducing hearing power and play an important role behind the malfunctioning of the pancreas & liver. That’s why in the case of diabetes Jupiter is the primary planet.
Saturn afflicted by Rahu: It is very bad yoga or combination or affliction for any businessman because it creates labor problems and a bad reputation. As far as the health is concern it gives diseases like – Breathing problem( especially when the 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 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 a family or in any business house by employees. Rahu always gives birth to thieves if it is placed in this house. In the 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 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 accidents, 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 return give losses, and finally ruins the native’s business plan. I am not saying that all risky business plans will face a loss, but if the Rahu’s placement is in these three houses and the 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