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Rahu/ Dragon Head Planets

Rahu is a powerful planet by our Rishis and seers. Chiefly, Rahu significance in astrology confers malefic effect. It is considered a lazy planet indicating filthiness, hurdles and delays. Its Gochar (Transit) is considered positive in 3,6,10,11 houses. On the other hand, its Gochar is considered negative in 1,2,5,7,8,9,12 houses. Out of personality aspects it represents Hidden. Its Mulatrikona is Cancer. It gets Exalted of Zodiac Sign Cancer and gets Debilitated of Zodiac Sign Scorpio. It shows influence around 42 years of age.

Story that describes how Rahu & Ketu came into life:

Once both, the demons and gods agreed to form a coalition to produce nectar that could offer them immortality. Nectar was to be obtained by shaking the ocean. In the procedure, nectar was churned out. While the nectar was being offered to the Lords, a demon disguised as a Lord, and sat between the Moon and the Sun in trying to get the nectar.

The evil spirit was recognized by the Moon and the Sun who complained to Lord Vishnu. God Vishnu instantly severed his head from a chakra. However, the demon had already consumed sufficient nectar. The head of the devil, called a Rahu, became immortal. And the remaining corpse of the devil was known as Ketu. Ever since, Ketu and Rahu became the strong enemy of Moon and Sun.

Moon and Sun eclipses occur due to Ketu and rahu who swallow up them when they come close. In this way Rahu & Ketu take their revenge from Moon and Sun. Astrologically, Rahu & Ketu are powerful enemies of the Moon and the Sun.

Given below are features of Rahu:

  • Sanskrit word- Rahu
  • Relationship- Parental Grandfather.
  • Sex- Female
  • Direction- None
  • Element-None
  • Color- Smoky
  • Gem- Hessonite
  • Type- Malefic
  • Metal- Graphite, Lead
  • Neutrals- None
  • Aspects- None
  • Major Period- 07 (06%)
  • Own sign- Aries
  • Body Part- Hair, excretory organ
  • Avatar/ Incarnation- Varaha
  • God- Saraswati
  • Taste- Foul
  • Prakirti- Tamas
  • Physiology/ Disease- Alimentary canal and excretory system. Gas, Indigestion, accumulation in stomach or intestines, swelling, skin disease, swelling, high cough and insect bite.


Main Significations

Materialism, transformation, Worldliness, excitement, alertness, sudden changes,  glamour, intelligence, fame, illusion, deception, fear, exoteric knowledge, suspicion, uproar, riots, phobia, revolts, insanity, deformation, rebellion, science, technology, psychology, sophistication, psychiatry, initiation, destination, metaphysics, reincarnation, distraction, disturbance, separation, dividedness, roughness, passion, obstacles, lust, greed, drugs, addiction, confusion, inconsistency, cheating, theft, robbery, speculation, gambling, strangeness, foreigners, disguise, invasion, evacuation, epidemic, inundation, hiccup, radio, electronic gadgets, noise, black magic, sorcery, high technology, dilapidated places, garbage and waste materials. When afflicted it denotes compulsive behaviour, change of residence and hedonistic tendency.

In Hindu mythology. Rahu is a malefic and powerful planet. This is a favourable planet of the politicians. It gives them great power and opportunity to rise in the politics through any means unfair or fair. It also rules over, jail, magicians, thieves, snake and isolated places etc. Rahu has also the power to confer unexpected wealth.

If placed negative in an astrology, it can create depression, confusion and emotional imbalances. It also has the power to make an individual popular and wealthy. During its Mahadasha or transit, an individual is prone to fall prey of black magic. It is powerful when placed in 11th, 3rd and 6th house of a horoscope. 

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