RAHU – Planetary Quick Guide

Attributes / Nature

Nature of Rahu includes: Tormentor, thug, liar, cheater, revolutionary, never satisfied, duality- good and bad, suddenness in action like lion who hunts and lazes by moving slow

With Mercury: Wit, versatility, quickness, communication.Contrast to mercury it is Intuitive part of intellect
With Mars: Becomes more aggressive, Revolutionary
With Jupiter: Wastes energy as Rahu is lawless and Jup is Law
With Sun: It is artificial of sun, Strong enemy of Sun
With Moon: Negative Moon, illusion, paranoia
With Saturn: Rahu is Saturn but is sudden in nature

Rahu is
Friendly: To Mer, Ven, Sat
Neutral: Jup and Mars
Enemy: Sun and Moon

Rahu is Tamasic, brings suicidal tendencies, provided opportunity for growth where it is placed in Chart

Significations of Rahu:

  • Thug, smoke, intoxicants, poison, insects, owl, southwest west direction,
  • Rahu represents north lives in SW,
  • Media, actor, comedian, magician, hunter
  • Blackmailer, criminal, Don,
  • Sexually deviated, sexual disease, AIDS
  • Divorce
  • Loss of limb/eye/body part in an accident
  • Trance States, Smoking, Cigarette, Alcohol,Mysterious, Illusion, Confusion, Maya, Clouds
  • Mining, Petroleum – black gold, Panchdhatu
  • Reptiles, SNAKES, Pharmacy,Polio, breathing disorders, suicidal tendencies, lunacy, dals, oils, pitcher plant
  • Jasmine, raat rani, all flowers BLUE in color, bush , Durva, paan, sauf, astringent spicy foods
  • All clothes below waist, black blanket, sail, satin, synthetic flashy fabric
  • Gambling, Stocks, Lottery, mass psyche, follower of what masses do blindly
  • All types of photography,video games, creativity, inspiration – lightning flash, manic depression,
  • Bizarre vacations
  • Anything Foreign, shadowy, secret, prophets, seers
  • IT, Languages, English language
  • Death of partner, manual labor, hunger, obese, great physical strength.
  • Paternal Grandfather and Maternal Grandmother
  • Intuition, electricity, research, discovery.
  • All types of flying machines and jobs
  • Sky, ALWAY FUTURE LOOKING, Surprise, mysterious, maya, sudden rise or sudden fall.

Rahu is 2 sides of same coin. Positive as well as Negative.
OWN SIGN: Aquarius (11), Virgo (6)
Exaltation: Gemini(3), Some say Scorpio
Moolatrikona: Scorpio (8)
Debilitated: Sagittarius (but not as bad) As Closely related to Mercury and Saturn
Consider only 1st, 5th and 9th aspect.7th aspect do not consider as it already has Ketu

Mode of Function:

  • Retrograde
  • 18 months in one sign
  • Acts Like Lion or Elephant (sometimes mad) and has surprise element


  • Acts in Dakshinayan
  • Active at sunset and late nights
  • Major Period: 18 years
  • Strongest in Dakshinayan, when moon transits on its Nakshatra- Ardra , Swati, Shatabhisha
  • Days: Wednesday and Saturday
  • Rahu related to ashtami (8th) and Panchami as relates to snakes
  • Matures at 42 years
  • Important years of age for Rahu: 19, 38, 57, 76.

You may want to check out :

Rahu with Other Planets: Quick Notes

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