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Encyclopedia of Vedic Astrology: Remedies: Remedies According to Lal Kitab, Chapter X, Part – 37

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Rahu: Effects and Remedies

Saturn is known as a serpent and Rahu and Ketu as its head and tail respectively. As a node of Moon, Rahu shall not provide adverse results so long, as 4th house or Moon is not afflicted. He gives good results when Mars occupies houses 3 and 12, or when Sun and Mercury are in house 3, or when he himself is posited in 4th house. Rahu further provides good results if placed together with Mercury or aspected by him.

Rahu offers highly beneficial effects if placed in houses earlier than Saturn. But if it is otherwise, Saturn becomes stronger and Rahu acts as his agent. Sun provides very good results when Rahu is aspected by Saturn, but Rahu gives the effects of a debilitated planet when Saturn is aspected by Rahu.

Rahu gets exalted in houses 3 and 6, whereas he gets debilitated in houses 8, 9 and 11. 12th house is his `Puckka Ghar’ and he proves highly auspicious in houses 3, 4 and 6. Saturn, Mercury and Ketu are his friends, whereas Sun, Mars and Venus are his enemies. Jupiter and Moon are neutral to him.

If Sun and Venus are placed together in a horoscope, Rahu will generally provide adverse results. Similarly, Rahu will provide bad results, if Saturn and Sun are also combined in a horoscope. Here Mars will also become Mars negative. If Ketu is placed in houses earlier than Rahu, Rahu will provide adverse results, whereas Ketu’s effect would be zeroed.

The primary mode of Rahu is to expand. He is a voracious grabber of good things in life, like Venus, but is expansive like Jupiter, and can generate sudden events like Mars, and powerful forces like Saturn. Rahu is very karmic. You will find politicians rising into power during Rahu Maha Dasa, when placed in the 10th we find it enhances the career overall, but is the way of that expansion good or bombastic in many respects?

Rahu in the first house generates lots of worry in the head. Rahu in the first, makes the person a wanderer, a foreigner, standing out, appearing a little aggressive at times. Rahu means “the unexpected, uninvited guest from another land, hear to steal something, not wanted”. This can never be all good.

It can however turn into: “Your Rahu is giving you the power to go into an established order or place or industry or endeavour, and somehow or other usurp a position there, and reap the richest rewards”. Yes, Rahu sometimes gets turned positive and aggressive, allowing the native to capture something spectacular. Rahu often creates spectacular and stellar “grabbing” achievements in the house it tenets. The results of that house may really stand out after being discovered, just as Rahu was discovered. But the reaction may be also rejection by the common, but love and acceptance from an outpatient minority, such as us here. We are an opulent minority in the world (Rich in knowledge) seen often as Demons in our countries, depending on the place. So these days in the West, Rahu rules over astrology very much so. The fact that I have Rahu in the 5th and the 5th lord in the second directly connects foreign ideas and creativity, that is unusual in my head (Rahu in the 5th) with my mouth (the 2nd) and hence it is supportive of preaching Hinduism in America and Astrology etc.

The house where Rahu tenets becomes foreign and suffers the stigma of being unwelcome in it’s environment very often. So Rahu in the first is hard on the person themselves, making them seem odd, outcaste, a little too unique, etc. However, they can therefore be the source of something new and original. They are often leaders of innovation in some way.

Look to where the Lord of the House of Rahu has gone to understand how he is reacting to Rahu, or where the lords personal interests lie, and it might give a clue as to why Rahu has attacked that particular house.

Dr. Shanker Adawal
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