Jai Shri Krishna!! Today we are going to talk about the planet Rahu. Rahu, in actual, is not a planet, but a reference point in the sky but for Vedic Astrology is considered a planet. Although it does not have any physical presence, but still its presence is felt in a very deep and powerful way. Other than Saturn, it is the planet that is most dreaded. Its Mahadasha creates upheavals in the life of the native. It behaves like Saturn and may torment or highly reward an individual. Rahu, like its body, is an illusionary planet and creates illusions that are difficult to comprehend.
A person influences by it has distinct thinking from his fellowmen. These persons are, most of the time, dissatisfied and try to bring revolutionary changes in society. Since it represents illusion, a favorably placed Rahu can give the person success in politics also, since deceitful diplomatictendencies and there in individual. The house in which it is placed in horoscope can have confusion and native may not be able to identify the root cause of the problemswhich is effecting matters of those houses. Matters which cannot be diagnosedcomes within the purview of Rahu. In good cases, it may give good technical professions.It gives good diplomatic skills to the person,but the person is never satisfied.It also represents foreign elements, elderly people, theft, speculation, bad habits, revolutionary tendencies, underworld, and smoke.
When Rahu is negative in a horoscope, it causes dissatisfaction, extreme materialistic tendencies through any means, fears, distorted mental makeup, and fantasies. It can give extreme mental anguish and undiagnosed diseases. A person may be humiliated and be separated from family, either on the physical or mental account. Its period can be extremely painful.
There are various remedial measures when the planet Rahu is afflicted, debilitated, and ill-placed. Please feel free to contact our astrologers to get an understanding of the placement of planets in your chart.
The general significators/characteristics of the planet Rahu in Vedic astrology
|Transit in each sign||18 months|
|Direction||North lunar node|
|Ruling Body Part||Upper body|
|Mahadasha Period||18 Years|
|Professions||Speculation, stock broking, diplomatic work, physiotherapy, poisons, alcohol trade & manufacturing, photography, Xerox,|