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Graha * Amsha

Rahu-Ketu neechcha-uchcha

nichha- * uttama-

Rashi of Debilitation and Exaltation


see also: nichha-uttama- of the 7 visible graha

There is no agreement in the Jyotisha classical literature regarding:
  • Exaltation rashi and debilitation rashi (zodiacal sign) of Rahu-Ketu

  • Ownership rashi (zodiacal sign) of Rahu-Ketu.

Shri B.V. Raman writes in A Catechism of Astrology (p 47) that according to Parashara:

  • Rahu owns Kanya (swakshetra)

  • Ketu owns Meena (swakshetra)

  • uttamamza of Rahu = Vrishabha

  • uttamamza of Ketu = Vrischika

In Gems and Astrology (1994) Dr. G. S. Kapoor writes:

according to BPHS: " Rahu is exalted in Taurus and Ketu is exalted in Scorpio.

  • Therefore, if an exalted Rahu or Ketu is posited in a quadrant or trine

  • and its dispositor Venus or Mars is an auspicious planet for the concerned birth chart and if well disposed,

  • Rahu and Ketu will give very beneficial results. "

In Light on Relationships, modern Jyotisha writers Hart deFouw and Robert Svoboda state that

"Rahu might be exalted in Scorpio. "

Furthermore, there is a very well established Dravidian-region tradition that Rahu co-owns Kumbha while Ketu co-owns Vrischika. I follow this tradition.
Parashara says -- and this designation is widely accepted: Rahu = exalted in Vrishabha rashi

In practice, an uttama- Rahu located in bhava 3, 6, 10, or 11 is generally a good predictor of capital wealth acquisition from Rahu-type activities:
  • smoky, oily, gassy materials
  • greyish-brown environments, such as bogs and pollution clouds (smog)
  • fraudulent, pretentious, or camouflaged activities
  • pollution either chemical or social
  • persons of low or no social rank
  • persons of low morality (criminals)
  • persons and activities outside the social norms
  • persons and activities which feature social risk
  • any expression of disregard Shani's rules for slow, tried-and-true, careful, step-wise, lawful progress up the ranked hierarchies.

USA Pres-43 George W. Bush = uttama-Rahu the Rakshasa = acquisitive Vrishabha in gainful bhava-11

Mr. Bush certainly comes from an acquisitive (Vrishabha) family, and is very well connected to oily (Rahu) earnings (11) throughout the global monetary system (11).

Rahu = kamakaraka + Vrishabha = urgent need to self-elevate using economic connections, specifically marketplace income generated from "smoky, oily, gassy" commodities = artha, dhana

as to whether this wealth is gained by criminal activity or affiliation, or by collaboration with persons who operate outside the social norms, Rahu significations may be considered valid.

An assortment of opinions about Rahu-Ketu, their results and their associations:

Here are a few scholarly opinions:

B.V. Raman,

A Catechism of Astrology. part II,

p. 47

"Q. 69 Can we have a nichha-bhanga Raja-yoga of Rahu and Ketu?

Ans.

  • If we can have nichhabhanga Yogas for Mars, Saturn and others, I do not see why we should not extend the same to Rahu and Ketu.

  • Parasara is very clear in declaring that

    • Virgo is to be owned by Rahu and Pisces is to be owned by Ketu.

    • the exaltation sign for Rahu is Taurus and for Ketu, Scorpio.

    • Here also views differ but one that is given above is more authoritative."

B.V. Raman. (1992, 4th ed.).

A Catechism of Astrology.

Part I,p. 33:

Q. 38: Is it good to have an evil planet debilitated in a good house? Or, to have an evil planet weakened in a bad house?

Ans.

  • A weak evil planet in a good house or a bad house, wherever he may be,
    • will spoil the house more than a strong evil planet.

    Here, the general principle to be borne in mind is this.

    • Evil planets, wherever they may be, spoil the house they occupy.
    • The weaker they are, the more so it will be.

from ~~ Dr. G. S. Kapoor. (1994). Gems and Astrology .

Ranjan Publications, New Delhi.

p. 118-120:

"WHO SHOULD WEAR GOMEDHA AND CATS EYE ?

  • Rahu and Ketu are shadowy planets and are not lords of any signs of the zodiac.

  • [according to R-K lord]

  • According to Dr. B. V. Raman (vide 'Hindu Predictive Astrology'), "Rahu and Ketu are aprakash Graha or lustreless planets and they give the results of the lords of the houses they occupy".

Therefore,

  • if Rahu or Ketu occupies a house the lord of which is an auspicious planet in a birth chart

  • and is well placed in it, Rahu or Ketu will give good results of that planet.[gem...]

  • [according to house 3-6-11]

  • In spite of the fact that Rahu and Ketu do not own any signs, they have been treated as full-fledged planets by almost all of our ancient authorities (except Varaha Mihir) and they have held that Rahu and Ketu act differently in different houses of the horoscopes.

    According to Phaladeepika, Rahu and Ketu being first class malefics give adverse effects in all houses except the 3rd, 6th and 11th houses. The favourable effects in these three houses have been described as: Rahu in the 3rd, 6th and 11th makes the native honoured, wealthy and long-lived.

    • Ketu in the 3rd makes the native long-lived, strong, wealthy and renowned.

    • In the 6th, Ketu makes the native generous, full of praiseworthy qualities, firm, famous and conqueror of enemies.

    • In the 11th Ketu gives the native wealth, good qualities, all sorts of luxuries and comforts and success in all his ventures.

    [gem...]

    According to Brihat Parashara Hora (translation by Pt. Sita Ram Jha) Rahu is exalted in Taurus and Ketu is exalted in Scorpio.

    • Therefore, if an exalted Rahu or Ketu is posited in a quadrant or trine

    • and its dispositor Venus or Mars is an auspicious planet for the concerned birth chart

    • and if well disposed,

    • Rahu and Ketu will give very beneficial results.

    • [gem...]

    According to Laghu Parashari and Uttara Kalamrita, Rahu and Ketu function as Yogakarakas in a birth chart [...]

    • [Laghu Parashari] According to Dewan Ram Chandra, the famous and learned translator and comment commentator of 'Laghu Parashari', this sloka should be [understood to mean]:

      • if Rahu or Ketu is posited in a trine with the lord of a quadrant,

      • or in a quadrant with the lord of a trine,

      • they become Yogakaraka.

      [Uttara Kalamrita]

      • if Rahu and Ketu occupy dual signs

      • and if in these signs Rahu or Ketu are conjoined with lords of quadrant or trine houses,

      • the native will, during the Dasha periods of Rahu and Ketu, get wealth, power etc.

      This means

      • if the two nodes (Rahu and Ketu) and the lord of a trine are posited in 9th or 10th,

      • or if one of them is in the 9th and the other in the 10th or vice versa.

      • the yoga will cause prosperity to the native .

      • Even a conjunction of either of these with the lord of a quadrant will prove beneficial.

      • In the above circumstances, the Dashas of these two nodes as well as joined with them will prove happy.

      • If there be a planet who is inauspicious associated I with either of the nodes, then the sub-period of the yoga-producing-planet will be adverse. [gem...]"


This chart is composed from the scholarly writing of Mylavarapu Venkateswara Rao

Authority

Node

Rashi effects

Vriddha Samhita

Rahu

Owns Aquarius

Jyotishamrita

Rahu

Owns Aquarius

Vriddha Samhita

Ketu

Owns Scorpio

Jyotishamrita

Ketu

Owns Scorpio

Veemesaram

Rahu

Owns Aquarius

Jatakachintamani

Rahu

exalted in Scorpio; fallen in Taurus

Jatakachintamani

Ketu

exalted in Gemini; fallen in Sagittarius

Veemesaram

Rahu

exalted in Scorpio; fallen in Taurus

Veemesaram

Ketu

exalted in Scorpio; fallen in Taurus

Jatakalankaram

Rahu

exalted in Scorpio; fallen in Taurus

Jatakalankaram

Ketu

exalted in Scorpio; fallen in Taurus

Syama Sangraham

Rahu

exalted in Gemini and fallen in Sagittarius

Syama Sangraham

Ketu

exalted in Sagittarius and fallen in Gemini

Sarvartha Chintamani

Rahu

exalted in Taurus; fallen in Scorpio

Sarvartha Chintamani

Ketu

exalted in Scorpio; fallen in Taurus

Bhavartha Ratnakara

Rahu

exalted in Taurus; Gemini and Cancer mulatrikona

Bhavartha Ratnakara

Ketu

exalted in Scorpio; Sagittarius and Capricorn mulatrikona