Impact of Mysterious Rahu
There are so many beliefs about the impact of Rahu in the horoscopes and different schools of thought about the same, in the similar state, ranging from Rahu’s results as that of Saturn, as its dispositor, beneficial in the angular and trinal houses, etc., that it does not allow one to come out of the mystery easily. We can approach the multi-dimensional effects of Rahu in a systematic manner to clearly delineate its results
.Benefic Results During Rahu’s Sub-PeriodsRahu gives good results only if it is placed in the good houses i.e. other than the dusthana houses (sixth, eighth and twelfth houses), is not closely conjunct with any planet or mid point of the house or closely aspecting any other planet and its dispositor is strong. In Systems’ Approach, degree rising in the ascendant is taken as the degree indicating mid-point of each house. Rahu’s location within 5 degree of the ascending degree in any of the houses is taken as close conjunction with the mid-point and it afflicts the houses of placement and aspects. Well placed Rahu in good houses, without causing affliction, and with strong dispositor, shows good results towards materialistic pursuits in its sub-periods. When placed in the ascendant, it activates the person and makes him dynamic and desirous of earning more and more without bothering about the ethical code of the society he is living in. In the second house, it makes the native a politician trying to acquire status in whatever field he is placed in. In the third house, it increases initiative and courage and indicates materialistic prosperity to younger brothers.
In the fourth house, it impels one to acquire new assets, vehicles and use of even unfair means for advancement of education and professional matters. In the fifth house, it indicates gains from speculations and good intuitive faculty. In the seventh house, it indicates celebration of marriage, happiness in marriage, relations out of marital bond and visiting foreign places. In the ninth house, it indicates involvement in religious functions and desire for moksha without the corresponding sincere efforts. In the tenth house, it makes a person diplomatic, a good public relations man, a go-getter capable of achieving his ends through the use of vices. In the eleventh house, it gives unearned gains through corrupt/manipulative tendencies. The close conjunction/aspect of Rahu to a functionally benefic, well-placed and strong planet highly activates the significations of the planet in question and gives rise to short lived phenomenal results.Affliction of PlanetsWhen Rahu forms close conjunction/aspect with natal planets, it causes affliction and destroys the significations of these planets. The harm is less when the afflicted planets are strong and more when they are weak. When the planets are weak, badly placed and closely afflicted by Rahu, it is indicative of tragic happenings. When the conjunction/ aspect is within a longitudinal difference of one degree, the problems surface in the first sub-period of Rahu or the planet afflicted by Rahu. When this affliction is within five degrees on either side, the effect is felt at a young age during the sub-period of the afflicted planet or of Rahu.
When the conjunction is wide, the impact is felt only in old age. When Rahu afflicts the Sun, it indicates problems to father, son, husband, heart, blood pressure and character. Rahu’s affliction to Venus indicates problems to wife, marital relations, kidney, partnerships and educational pursuits. Rahu’s affliction of the Moon is indicative of a sick and troubled mind, malfunctioning of heart, problems to mother and wife and property disputes. One has to go to far off places and suffer from home-sickness. Rahu’s affliction of Mars causes wealth, inflames one’s dynamism and courage, diseases of impurity of blood and trouble to younger brothers. Rahu’s affliction of Mercury causes skin disease, nervous problems, paralysis, lunacy, intestinal malfunctioning, constipation and confusion. Rahu’s affliction of Jupiter causes malfunctioning of pancreas and liver, reduces hearing power, makes one selfish and immoral, gives problems to sons, husband, and father and gives a bad reputation. Rahu’s affliction of Saturn is indicative of labor problem, bad reputation, rheumatism, spondylitis, excess cough and breathing problems. The physical ailments are more pronounced if the lord of the ascendant is weak, badly placed and afflicted.Results of Rahu When Not Afflicting in DusthanasRahu when placed in the sixth house during its sub-period indicates undiagnosed diseases, intestinal problems, losses through theft and fire, problems in job/profession and inharmonious relations with other family members. When placed in the eighth house, during its sub periods, it causes deaths in the family, losses, disintegration of families and obstructions to good living. Rahu in the twelfth house makes one vulnerable to addiction and gambling, gives threat of imprisonment, losses and expenses, problem of hypertension, thoroughly troubled domestic peace when near the most effective point. It causes health problems, losses through cheating, tendency for excessive indulgence in materialism, mental unrest and problem to parents.