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  1. Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitality
  2. Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for treasuries
  3. Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication
  4. Rahu in bhava-4 * passion for property, routine, roots
  5. Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games
  6. Rahu in bhava-6 * passion for conflict, remedies
  7. Rahu in bhava-7 * passion for partnership
  8. Rahu in bhava-8 * passion for secrets
  9. Rahu in bhava-9 * passion for philosophy, preaching
  10. Rahu in bhava-10 * passion for leadership power
  11. Rahu in bhava-11 * passion for prizes, achievements
  12. Rahu in bhava-12 * passion for privacy

Graha * Bhava * Gochara

Aum ram ravahe namah



Kalpa * Tanu Bhava-1

Caput Draconis in the 1st house

see also: Rahu + Chandra

Rahu samchara * transit bhava-1

thrill of distinctive movement, vitality, personality, identity

disguised as an innovator

urgently ambitious to gain prestige via bodily energy

desire to be recognized as a pioneer, a champion, an inventor, a warrior

fascinating flesh-body, mesmerizing shell


"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be,

you can't see how it is. "

~~ Ram Dass

"Nothing succeeds like excess."

~~ Oscar Wilde

Rahu strives with Passion:

  • to obtain the Privileges accorded to the Class of Conquerors

  • Elevation through New Movement

Rahu-1 seeks to "get ahead" via charming, fascinating social personality and physical visage.

The Naga King uses flesh-body appearance and traits to obtain social entitlements and material empowerments.

Rahu-1 proceeds on the presumption that one is uniquely entitled due to having been born with a special, noble destiny.

"The vain quest for glory and a personal spotlight."

Intriguing and vigorous social personality

  • charismatic and convincing in person

  • Rahu's camouflage includes vital identities such as: athlete, aristocrat, competitor, warrior, inventor, pioneer, first-arriver; Aryan, active, agile, alert

  • drishti from Kuja-6, Kuja-7, or Kuja-10 is highly energizing and increases the competitive, warlike instincts

may seem to produce a warm quality of vibrant, innovative energy

often instrumentally associated with the birth (1) of a new ergos "movement" (1)

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 Henry Ford = the new age of movement via automobile

  • USA Pres-25 William McKinley served 1897-1901. His election was considered to initiate a new "fourth stage party system" in USA politics and a new internationalism in foreign policy (Dhanushya)

Rahu in Bhava-1 flesh-body = privileges gained via muscular vitality and iconic personality.

Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic physical appearance.

  • Unusual circumstances regarding one's own birth.

Seeking ambitious, often pretentious, as-yet-not-fully-earned personal entitlements

Rahu wants what Rahu materially cannot have or morally should not have.

Rahu-1's impatient desire = obtainment of privilege accorded to a celebrated champion, a spectacular winner, a Great Personality.

outcome depends

  • partially upon location-condition of lagnesha

  • partially upon lord of Rahu's nakshatra

  • partially upon drishti incoming to bhava-1

Whatever distinction He obtains in the hungry quest for privileges accorded to a great personality, Rahu-1 can never be satisfied.

Immediately upon obtaining the object of desire, Rahu again yearns for more, better, different privileges. Rahu-1 craves the entitlements granted to the class of beings who have earned the power to express innovation, competition, and forward-moving activity.

Every day starts a new battle for Rahu-1, as He leaps upward toward this ephemeral prize.


Rahu-1 is overinvested in physical body appearance and muscular strength. Rahu-1's engagement with their own self-image as "uniquely and exclusively qualified" can contribute to narcissistic anxiety.

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 Henry Ford's paranoia emerged in his eavesdropping campaigns designed to subvert worker unionization in his factories. Increasingly anxious in his final decades, he was unable to transfer executive power to a younger generation of management, clinging to the delusion of his supposedly unique ability to run the company virtually until the moment of death.

Rahu-1 = amplified vital instincts toward self-elevation through rule-evading risk. The vehicle for achievement is the physical body. (If there are other graha yuti Rahu, the other graha will add other vehicles to the quest.)

The full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 5, 7, and 9.

Rahu-1 = "impressed with oneself".

  • As an icon of a "movement" Rahu-1 wants to impress others as well.

Rahu-1 has oily, smoky fuel for generating life-force heat, vitality, and movement.

Rahu-1moves with fascinating snake-like power. (A splendid placement for kundalini-type yoga.)

Rahu wants unearned privilege and entitlements via the "fast track".

Entitlement sought : chalakaraka Rahu-1 wants to give the 'impression' of holding legitimate status-rank credentials in the class of beings who demonstrate:

  • Winners, athletes and aristocrats, the dominantly competitive, the masculine,

  • Nobility, Aryan, the Supreme, first-born, the First-arrivers,

  • vitally energized, the innovative, the conquering, the bloody, the hunters and pursuers, the champions and the warriors

  • sword-bearers, machinists, shooters, hunters, conquerors, cutters, tailors, metal-smiths of knives, guns, and spears; butchers, surgeons, acupuncturists, injectors, dealers in heat, fuels, blood and metals

If Mangala or L-1 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of persons.

Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitality= materially successful = urgent ambition to obtain a privileged energetic flesh-body appearance (1) that fascinates the public. Rahu-1-poseur strives striving to project a mesmerizing, iconic personality which represents an entitlement-seeking social movement or a captivating idea.

Hungry desire to be recognized as a spokesperson ("spokes-model"), celebrity athlete, or iconic symbol, although one has not yet earned the right to emit the true aura of authentic vitality.

Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, one may find self-promoting opportunity in desirability competitions (e.g., beauty contests), fraudulent political elections or temporary "flash in the pan" excitements.

Rahu-1 craves the power to symbolize and mesmerize and in this pursuit Rahu-1 may infamously succeed.


  • Professor Rahu in bhava-1 also denotes an exotic or socially unusual factor in the physical body appearance

  • typically an oily-smoky veneer overlaid upon a vigorously active, sporting and moving figure

  • tending toward lean musculature due to Mangala's natural influence upon bhava-1

Deception and fraud

From the perspective of Chandra's customary rhythmic-sequence, eclipsing Rahu = Chandala = a great disrupter.

However if the customary order has become weakened or corrupt, Rogue Rahu's challenge to the established rhythm can produce beneficial consequences

Deception and fraud

From the perspective of Chandra's customary rhythmic-sequence, eclipsing Rahu = Chandala = a great disrupter.

However if the customary order has become weakened or corrupt, Rogue Rahu's challenge to the established rhythm can produce beneficial consequences

~~ Eckhart Tolle "You are pure awareness disguised as a person.”

Fascination with the flesh-body appearance of iconic, charismatic, socially symbolic personalities

Fascinating, highly recognizable, physically distinctive, noble, vital, or athletic persons whose body-image has the power of iconic representation in their society.

Rahu-1 gains higher privilege via one's capacity to represent the vitality of a generation, an exciting or inspiring social movement, a forward-moving energy.

Rahu-1 is not personally an agent of change nor is Rahu-1 an indication of intelligence. (The native might be intelligent, but if so another graha would cause it. Rahu is only a mirage.)

The power arises from one's ability to represent dynamic movement, competition, innovation, and conquest.

Exceptional strong placement for physical, muscular movement in a rashi of Mangala:

Rahu-1 makes it one's business to possess those status-object appearance factors upon one's own person.

  • Unlike all other placements of Rahu, in the Tanu-bhava Rahula does not wish to possess an outside person place or thing but rather one wishes to become the Noble One, the Desired One.

  • Extremely focused upon physical appearance. May display a subtle swaying snake-like movement, or may mesmerize the Other with pupil-fixed gaze.

May risk irregular behavior in order to obtain the privileges accorded to highly recognizable personalities.

If Shani yuti Rahu , will attempt to legitimize the risky method -- for example, by developing the Powerful Personality construct within a corporate career or government institution. More emphasis on social status and less on athletic movement.

Rahu-1 vs Shani-1 vs Mangala-1

The difference = chalakaraka Rahu-1 does not perform the action (Kuja) and does not do the penance (Shani).

  • Rahu-1 practices no austerity.

  • Rahu-1 has no humility. He accepts no guidance.

  • He accepts neither limitation nor correction. He has no discipline (unless Shani yuti Rahu , in which case a very hard worker and indeed disciplined but often destroys the results with exotic risk).

  • He looks for loopholes and short-cuts.

  • Rahu-1 does not pass the examination; does not earn the achievement.

  • He just wants the rewards - and fast!

This debility can improve if there are other graha yuti Rahu, esp Shani.

To appreciate the distinctive qualities of Rahu-1 versus other graha in 1, it can help to think of Mangala-1 where Rahu-1 is a natural warrior and athlete often in competitive training and outputting major physical energy.

Shani-1 by contrast is a persistent and disciplined worker, who slowly albeit relentlessly earns the respect and privileges He seeks on a course with many setbacks and limitations.

Bhava-1 = social personality and physical flesh-body. The body-musculature and iconic personality provide the aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.

1 = 11th from 3rd

in His 11th-from gainful, economic, networking, association-seeking behaviors, Rahu co-lord of Kumbha-natural-11 produces the hunger to form profitable marketplace association with a specific class of persons.

Rahu craves to enter into association with those whose gains, profits and goal-achievement are typically obtained from activities of the 3rd portion.

Rahu aims to gain a fraudulent or as-yet-unearned qualification into this class of persons.

This class of entitled persons obtains material increase (11) from the basis of bhava-3 commerce.

in 11th from 3rd, Rahu desires those Fruits and profits (11) arising from matters of 3rd amza, including:

  • brothers
  • from collaborators
  • from team-mates
  • from short-term travel
  • from business busy-ness
  • from messaging and media-communication of every variety
  • from memoranda, letters, emails, message-delivery
  • from angels and evangelism
  • from news reports and announcements
  • from journalism
  • from movies, television, radio, internet, magazines, journals
  • from sales, advertising, marketing, public relations
  • from writing and publishing
  • from hand-craft and tool-using
  • from hands and lungs
  • from arts and artisans
  • from seminars and conferences
  • from information (not knowledge)
  • from training (not teaching)
  • from holiday travel (not scholarly travel)
  • from planning, scheduling, organization of details
  • from detail, retail, entail, curtail -- all matters of "sizing"
Public Figures

Rahu in Mesha

  • dramatist James Dean (d. 1955) = "live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse"

  • "Swing Time" dramatist, dancer Ginger Rogers + Shani + Mangala yuti Rahu

Rahu in Vrishabha * uttama

  • USA=VP Dan Quayle (under Ronald Reagan)

Rahu in Mithunaya * messaging, media, sexual discourse, telecommunications, scripts

Rahu in Karkata

Rahu in Simha royalty celebrity drama

Rahu in Kanya

Rahu in Thula negotiations and alliances

Rahu in Vrischika hidden wealth + rejuvenation

  • "On Golden Pond" dramatist-activist Jane Fonda + Shukra

Rahu in Dhanushya inspirational philosophy

Rahu in Makara governance, social regulation

Rahu in Kumbha * swakshetra * the masses and the classes -- and the universe

  • Church of Christ-Scientist, 1821-1910 Mary Baker Eddy

  • "Among the Believers" author V.S. Naipaul + Chandra

  • "Pucci Prints" fashion designer, fighter pilot, fascist Emilio Pucci

  • conspiracy-theory exponent David Icke

Rahu in Meena visions and dreams

  • writer Walt Whitman+ Shani

Rahu in Bhava 1 * Ketu in 7

Amplification of the importance of flesh-body and social personality attributes (2), often at the expense of the practical awareness of the interests and requirements of partner-other (7).

"Moves" with certainty that one is a member of the elevated class that has been chosen to promote innovation, competition, vitality, new birth, displays of warrior force.

  • Always hungry for --

  • but never satisfied with --

  • any configuration of social personality attributes.

  • craves the elite attributes - bigger, faster, richer, cooler

Knows how to exploit the legal loopholes (Rahu) utilizing many secrets of usury, larceny, infidelity, drugs, servitude, and exploitation (8th from 6th).

"Desire for Extraordinary Personal Vitality"

"Leapfrog "over the conventional path to privilege via the physical appearance,

  • particularly using demonstrations of competitive domination or sexual prowess

(esp when yuti Chandra)

Urgent need to be perceived as fascinating, desirable

Self-deception = projection of a potentially fraudulent but socially desirable self-image (personality disorders)

Passion to challenge and rise above the conventional boundaries of personal identity and social ranking that were granted at birth

Daring and exciting "larger-than-life" personality often packaged with glamorous psycho-physical attributes

Hunger to Possess unique identity through presumptive entitlements.

Compulsively uses surreptitious or unconventional methods to obtain credibility in displays of physical glamour, energetic competition, and self-propelled empowerment

Affinity for the forbidden, off-limits, beyond limits, disallowed, improper; identified with international experience and ethnic mixing


According to the strict rules of Shani and the customary habits of Chandra, Professor Rahu -1 is at birth unqualified for the desired privileges. Yet the urgency to seek higher entitlements is a human endowment.

  • physical body appearance = the perfect disguise for invasive rakshasa Rahu

  • with Rahu in lagna, one born into even the most humble circumstances may attempt to slither or leap into the ranks of god-like desirability

We all have a little snake in us.

  • The human body is designed upon a spinal model which at its genetic basis is a slithering, bending, aperture-penetrating reptile

Some are more reptilian than others.

  • Rahu-1 = looks a bit oblique. Has a taste for some type of forbidden nectar. (note Ketu in 7, nebulous sexual coupling.)

Misappropriation = repurposing = camouflage

Rahu appropriates the lineage of another, child of another, spouse of another, money of another, home of another, words of another, culture of another, prestige of another etc.

  • "TM" Maharishi Mahesh Yogi established a credible philosophical training (L-9 Surya in 1) system (L-11 Shukra in 1) to teach exotic spiritual insights (Magha-Chandra-9) in a modern American cultural context. However deceptive Rahula "the cheater" also caused him to exaggerate (Rahu) the expected attainments, for example promising spiritual students that they would attain (Rahu) the entitlement to fly.

birth identity (via lagnesha, Chandra, other personality factors)

  • weakened by some type of cleverly masked abuse in the prenatal and childhood environment. One is encouraged or forced via conditions of birth to become someone "better" than one's own natural self.


  • self-promotion from the at-birth station in life to a higher level of privilege, using the vehicle of physical vitality as a visible icon of risk-taking excitement

Rahu in bhava-1

= Ketu in bhava-7

Chalakaraka Rahu

  • hungry ambition for vitality and vigor, constant restless movement. Seeks the privileges accorded to a Great Personality. Craves conic recognition as a member of the class of First Arrivals (aryan).

  • Fascination with extraordinary individual uniqueness. Intensely focused on the physical body form and features, musculature, blood, athleticism, nobility of the appearance.

  • Seeks elevation to a higher social station via invention, innovation, first-in-field = 'champion', display of social- privilege attributes, being First.

Chidakaraka Ketu

  • apathy toward marriage contract, scattered attention to the interests of the mate, tolerance for broken promises, dispersal of agreements, general disregard for the cares and concerns of others

  • scattered attention in matters of negotiation, bargaining, match-making, partnership, equity, equations, mutual interest.

  • Disinterest or discarding behavior in partnerships. Scattered ambivalence toward marriage contract, terms of a trust, promises, contracts, agreements, mutual interest with Others


  • as always, the final outcome of Rahu-Ketu placements depends upon the settlement of the Moon

Ambitious, targeting, achieving Rahu = often constrained by marriage-union to an unfocused, chronically scattered Ketu type.


Validation-hungry Rahu is intensely focused on social ascension.

Ambivalent, escapist Ketu is directionless and scattered.

Rahu makes long-range plans while Ketu has a short attention span.

Rahu-Ketu in the radical lagna, in the Chandra lagna, or in the navamsha lagna = a core partnership loaded with frustration.

  • Rahu rages with closely targeted ambitious desire while Ketu disperses like scattershot.

  • Remarkably, these people always find each other. The longer they stay together, the more "bi-polar" they become.

Constant and repeating separations

The time-honored "best practice" with these couples = spending long periods of time away from each other.

This pattern of spending more time apart than together can preserve the marriage.

Many high-achieving men and women have Rahu in lagna, and their marriage movement patterns usually involve frequent and extensive absence, with the Rahu person's achievement environment often located in a distant city or foreign land.

The Ketu spouse appears only sporadically for social showcase functions.

  • USA Civil Rights icon Rev. Martin Luther King = Rahu + Mangala-1 traveled frequently and extensively, leaving his often-referenced wife at home. (L-7 in 1 = social personality 1 = identified with married status 7.) His dalliances were hidden from the public (Vrischika = 7) during his notable public career. However, decades after his tragic death, the memories of his peers began to reveal a life of both public dignity and personal infidelity.

  • Young JohnFKennedy-Junior had a complicated Rahu-Ketu situation with Rahu in lagna + Chandra in 7 along with Rahu-Ketu on the navamsha lagna axis. It is a mirror image of his mother Jacqueline B. Kennedy's Ketu in lagna + Chandra in 7. Age 39 at the time of death, he had been married only briefly to a lovely young woman who, aside from her loveliness, was distinguished mainly by her Ketu-ish dislike of focused attention (incoherent Ketu).

Extraordinary Vigor = Larger than Life

Rahu in 1 = insatiable lust for life, desire to compete, and a compulsion to spring ahead of the pack.

Uses the genetic flesh-body appearance as a platform from which to launch the Great Leap, but does not remain consistent with the social-attribute package. Passion to become someone better, higher, different than given at birth.

Rahu in bhava-1 = craves a privileged bodily life-force = striving to establish an exalted social identity. One harbors a great desire to be recognized as a competitive warrior, athlete, or body-model, although one has not yet earned access to the ultimate source of vitality.

Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Rahu-1 may become involved in illegal competitions, illicit athletics or misguided sexual excitements that are "over their head".

In order to propel oneself to higher social station, Rahu the Restless must produce greater passion, more vigorous movement, stronger sexual energy, and higher capacity for sustained warfare. Rahu in 1 follows the dictum of Julius Caesar: veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered).

Rahu must always be larger than life. Rahu in 1 becomes "a legend in one's own mind" = a person whose self-imagereflects mesmerizingattributes of distinctive power, extraordinary vitality, and overall greatness.

  • Rahu in bhava-1= social attribute package=

  • extraordinary, uncoiling of passionate energies

Often a flamboyant lifestyle, full of sexual adventure. More extreme results if Chandra occupies Arudra, Swati, or ShataVishaka; or if Rahu occupies a rashi of Mangala or Rahu accepts drishti from Mangala.

Risk-taking as a response to conflict

Rahu-1 = 6th-from = bhava-8, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with 1st spouse's family (8) or problem with secret-keeping

Drugs and False Energizers

Unfortunately the super-human agenda of Rahu-1 is impossible for a mere human to sustain.

There are indeed times of remarkable achievement, notably the Vimshottari mahadasha and many of the well-angled bhukti periods of Rahu. However in the modern age many Rahu-rising nativities develop drug and alcohol problems.

Nearly everything that Rahu does is in some fashion contrived, falsely credentialed, and unearned according to Shani's rules for legitimate social-material achievement.

Unless the lord of Lagna has exceptional integrity, or some other graha grants authentic access to divine empowerment, Rahu the Naga Poseur - who does not have proper access to the deeper sources of life-force regeneration - will ultimately need some artificial fuel.

Rahu-1 clings to a fraudulent self-image of godlike health and endless youthful competitive vigor. Especially if Mangala is involved, Rahu-1 are often "hard partiers" on the "work hard, play hard" programme.

However, Rahu's need to maintain a facade of extraordinary, dominant liveliness often fuels significant drug use. False chemical vitalizers are often used as "health supplements" and "natural stimulants". The common western "uppers", alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine, are routinely abused.


By means of dynamic personality and sheer physical vitality, one wishes to obtain the privileges of a higher birth.

Great Leap Forward via Action: Direct, Dominating, and Competitive Rahu's Great Leap Forward in bhava-1 creates a sudden advance to a higher level of social privilege via a shape-shifting change

  • in the physical appearance,

  • via traits of apparent"alpha" superiority

  • style of dress, posture, gait,

  • sexual pursuit, vital sexuality

  • direct, forward, and vigorous movement

During the mahadasha of Rahu and bhukti periods of Rahu, one may "re-invent" the social personality to match the customs of a "higher" social echelon.

Psychology of Unsatisfied Ambition

With Rahu in 1, Rahu-1 compensates for a profound sense of personal insufficiency via compulsive struggle to be desirable.Just being a simple, coherent single human person is not enough when Rahu occupies the house of core identity.

  • The early conditions of (well masked) abuse are so influential upon personality development that Rahu-1 does not consciously remember one's natural personality; or in viewing one's relatively dull natural attributes physical and social, one may become filled with contempt or disgust for one's inborn insufficiency.

  • The channeled elements of appearance or appropriated attributes, while false, are much more satisfying. Rahu-1 may alter the narrative of one's mundane upbringing to give the impression of higher or more interesting circumstances.

  • Caretakers who were vicious or vulgar may acquire a halo of nobility. Rahu-1 dyes one's hair, changes one's name, speaks a new language, wears a new costume, moves to a new city, even surgically changes the body parts, as one adapts to a charismatic but false more-desirable, more-elite identity.

Restless Dissatisfaction with the Human Body

Rahu in 1 provides a fuel source of restless vitality, which drives an engine of constant seeking for competitive advantage and high-stakes wins. Rahu in 1 surges forward from one echelon to the next. Driven by dissatisfaction with the limitations of the human body, one feels compelled to imitate the impossibly beautiful and powerful lifestyle of the gods.

Chronic conflicts, tricky enemies, and addictions difficulties

"Damned if you do; damned if you don't."

Rahu = 1 yuti Ketu = 7 = bhava-6 = both 6th-from-Rahu and 12th-from-Ketu.

The already quite difficult 6th bhava of conflict + addictions enters an additionally disadvantaged bad-angle position. When the lord of 6 is activated, the Rahu-1 nativity may have a feeling of being trapped in falsification resulting in chronic addictive behaviors.

  • the notoriously difficult 6th-from-Rahu = an attempt at quick self-elevation during which one becomes the victim of fraud or tricky deceit during the self-medicating (6) process.

  • Graha in 6th from Rahu = enemies who are sneaky, argumentative, and often able to use Rahu-1 s own tricks against him.

the notoriously difficult 12th-from-Ketu = an attempt to withdraw from involvements with the medicines (6) during which one is prevented from "clean cut" separation because 12th-from-Ketu frustratingly 'dissolves the detachment' and re-invigorates the attachment to anesthetic or psychotropic substances.

This sort of self-medicating process which develops on its basis is adversarial to Rahu-1 's true spiritual self and unsatisfying to the point of impoverishment or physical illness, yet psychically (Ketu) it is quite hard to prevent getting chronically "sucked back in".

If L-6 also occupies 12th-from-Chandra there could be serious self-entrapment, self-medication, and self-victimization issues.

Divorce, which converts the spouse into an enemy, could result in extremely high conflict if undertaken during a period of Rahu or Ketu.


Naturally, Ketu in 7 suggests detachment and disinterest on the part of the spouse, along with a tolerance for long separations. The Rahu native by contrast needs to demonstrate competitively high levels of sexual and athletic vitality. Often the marriage partners spend a great deal of time apart.

Rahu Mahadasha- Rahu bhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha

During Rahu periods =

A surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the realm of the physical body-attributes and social-personality identity.

The goal of the interloper= to break limits and challenge assumptions. Often this person is a new partner who promises to help Rahu-1 break through barriers of one's previous life and become a more powerful new entity.

One's passion for connecting to this enticing exotic agent is disruptive but exciting and each iteration breaks some limit upon how many and which type of socially classified attributes one is allowed to possess.

Rahu-1 may enjoy considerable success in activities which involve surreptitious utilizationof the personality attributes of another.

  • Rahu natives sometimes self-describe as "chameleon"-- the small reptile who changes its skin to mimic the color and light patterns of every new environment, in order to avoid detection

  • One may vigorously and dynamically "re-invent" oneself, taking on new appearances and behaviors in order to infiltrate customarily forbidden realms.

  • One emerges as an agent provocateur, disrupting the dull routines of conventional order

  • A proclivity toward espionage and usurper of privilege become fully manifest

  • The method of masking one's true identity in order to appear more charming and more desirable to the legitimate tenants of the forbidden realm will involve a certain amount of trickery.


Deceiving Others - perhaps unconsciously

This native is never what one seems to be. However Rahu-1 's consciousness is often completely co-opted by the infiltration of the hitch-hiking personality. One may be locked in a battle between the birth identity and the increasingly predatory claims of the interloping entity.

  • When Rahu occupies 1, there is a good opportunity for what modern western psychology calls "personality disorder" and its attendant reactive depression.

Similar result from Rahu + Chandra, Rahu + lagna, and slightly lesser but still noticeable with Rahu + lagnesha.

Rahu in navamsha lagna enacts the amplification mandate= disregard for conventional boundaries or practices in marriage; Rahu in 7 give adventurous Rahu motive to the spouse.

  • E.g., Rahu in Makara(law, convention) navamsha, one may disregard the convention of getting legally married even while presenting a social image of reputable and respectable partnership.


  • One becomes increasingly convinced that one indeed was born into the higher realms

  • The focus on birthing the false self, and maintaining the fraudulent identity, is so intense under certain planetary configurations (e.g. Rahu's lord = uttama) that one may develop narcissistic traits to the point of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

  • a new spouse or partner who enters the life at onset of Rahu period = typically under the impression that the false self promoted during Rahu period is indeed Rahu-1 's true self.

  • Unless Guru also supports Rahu, the subsequent Guru period may signal a collapse of relationships built upon the premise of Rahu's false promises. (This is one of the reasons that marriages contracted during Rahu periods of any length are inherently problematic in the long term.)

The true laws of one's existence may be re-established during a subsequent Shani period

Rahu periods for Rahu in 1 + other graha

Rahu periods for Rahu in 1 + other graha

Rahu accepting drishti of Guru may, during Rahu period, enormously expand Rahu's quest to enter the highest ranks of social validation of the body-identity

  • socialite, publisher JFK-Jr

  • Oracle Database Larry Ellison Rahu + Chandra = Rahu mahadasha began in 2008, peak social visibility, prestige

Rahu influenced by Shani by contrast experiences more constraint to the basic conditions of birth, and despite self-reinvention persists in a programme of diligent effort necessary to achieve material goals

Rahu + Mangala or receiving drishti of Kuja provides an engine of dynamic, aggressive, competitive energy which propels Rahu-1 into the highest echelons of empowerment during Rahu period, and also during Mangala periods to a lesser extent.

Rahu the Appropriator

Rahu the Appropriator claims the privilege and vitality of another's attribute-shell appearance and socially validated qualities.

Rahu the Trickster may presume entitlement to manifest the vital-force including the appearance, intelligence, voice and gestures of another. Rahu in 1 inhabits the personality of a predecessor.

One may be compelled to channel the persona of another entity.

Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the physical body and the social personality. The disruption begins at the time of conception, and typically the mother is upset throughout her pregnancy.

  • Rahu the Intruder disrupts the customary process of personality development, upsets the normal expression of the life force being sometimes too strong and sometimes too weak, and makes one privy to exotic and potentially dangerous self-concept. Self-importance swings between humiliating g shame and fabulous grandeur.

  • Rahu-1 may be charismatically attractive, but one always wants the prohibited, the illicit, and the proscribed.

Desire for experience: to see one's own image projected upon a higher level

Rahu provides an extreme desire to possess the power to create a new entity, in one's own image, along with the urge to satisfy that desire at nearly any cost.

Rahu can break the death taboo, if the breaking action is expedient to Rahu's desire for gain of privilege and rank.

  • Rahu in 1 = Ketu in 7. Hungry Rahu-1 tends to consume the life-force energy of the spouse, leaving the spouse in a weakened, apathetic, and socially marginalized position. The spouse may appear dull and uninteresting compared to the exciting, daring, scene-stealing Rahu-1 native.

Rahu's style of fulfilling His desires is largely determined by His planetary lord. Yet one distinctive feature of His activities is that they tend to involve deception and sneaking into forbidden places under false pretenses.

individual identity

This person really wants to be special! May have been deprived of the mother's attention in childhood.

  • Lifelong craving for validation and recognition of the exotic, unusually powerful, or extraordinary qualities in one's muscular, fleshly empowerment and one's social personality attributes.

Rahu disrupts the customary methods of individual boundary marking Andbody-identity development.

Rahu destroys customary moral boundaries in the structure of the personality. One pursues each arising desire with intensity and passion. Utterly self-focused. Little sense of the impact of one's actions upon others. There is plenty of "pathos" but very little "empathy".

  • Due to the intensity of Rahu's craving to possess a person, an experience, or an empowerment, Rahu blunts the humane "sharing" sensibilities. Rahu-1 with Rahu in lagna, particularly if Rahu is joined with a malefic, will struggle to comprehend the feelings of others. Rahu destabilizes compassionand replaces humane empathy with reactive reptilian desire.

  • All graha gain dignity in lagna, and Rahu is no exception. Rahu-1 with Rahu in lagna is an extraordinary person who stands out from the crowd. Rahu-1 is socially identified with foreign interests, the revolutionary underclass, mysterious or taboo behaviors, or a threat to order implied in catastrophic social changes.

  • Total result depends entirely on Rahu's lord and any Graha which may co-occupy the lagna. Rahu in lagna does not give Shukra's fair and balanced beauty. Rather, Rahu confers a sultry, smokyyet charismatic aura. Rahu-1 is psychically hungry for empowerments of every variety. One may be loved, or feared; admired or despised; to Rahu it does not matter the means - so long as the end is validationof personal power.

  • One seeks recognition and achievement, and is obsessively hungry for material-physical-sensual experience.

A karaka for promiscuity. Ketu will occupy bhava-7 therefore the spouse is unsuitable or ambivalent, and Rahu-1 feels detached or indifferent toward the marital alliance. Divorce is not implied, as apathy toward marriage is too strong to motivate finding a solution to the problem.

Rahu-1 pursues each desire as it arises.

  • "Pucci Prints" fashion designer, fighter pilot, fascist Emilio Pucci famously moved from ambition to ambition. First he was fascinated to accumulate educational diplomas (involving many different colleges and universities, and ending with a Ph.D. from his hometown uni). He remained a passionate fascist. Then he was interested in military service via flying fighter planes for the fascist Italian air force, becoming involved with Mussolini's daughter. All the while he had been interested in fashion especially synthetic (Rahu) sports fabrics, and so began his remarkable career in fashion design. Rahu in the Kumbha portion of Dhaniztha is very ambitious and self-empowering.

One is concerned only to attract validation for the personality, get attention, and empower the physical body. Should Shani influence Rahu, expect more self-deprivation and self-restraint according to social mores, but the apathy toward marriage alliance remains profound.

Native has an unusual individual identity. Craving to advance one's social position far beyond the rank into which one was born. Naga-energy in the personality makes one a bit of a poseur by nature. Shani yuti Rahu in lagna = one who may downplay a commonplace upbringing, attempting to Appear more exotic.

One is strangely attractive; and prone to take risksin one's life (usually in order to gain attention or power).

  • If Shani is associated with Rahu in lagna, one takes are calculated risks with scarce resources, reduced by conservative fears; similar for Shani = lagnesha yuti Rahu

  • if Kuja is associated with Rahu in lagna, prone to adventure with physical risk; accidents; similar for Kuja = lagnesha yuti Rahu

  • if Chandra is associated with Rahu in lagna, prone to dramatic relationships with psycho-emotional risk; similar for Chandra = lagnesha yuti Rahu

  • if Shukra is associated with Rahu in lagna, Rahu-1 is remarkably attractive but prone to sensual excess and financial risk; similar for Shukra = lagnesha yuti Rahu

Often the mark of high performance in the area of life controlled by Rahu's lord, due to Ambitious risk-taking. (However if Rahu's lord = nichha, Rahu amplifies nichha qualities which can lead those risks to fail.)

In psychic terms: if Rahu + malefics, the birth personality is conflicted. The birth itself is challenged. Native must struggle to enforce their right to life. Native 'sneaks in' to the conception in a surreptitious act: stealing their drop of amrita!

Oily or smoky Appearance.

Rahu-1 may favor oily grooming products such as hair cream or cosmetics

One may have a somewhat naturally oily and darker than average complexion if Rahu occupies a rashi of Guru or Mangala.

Das / Bepin Behari

  • comment on Rahu-1:

"... You make a great strides in life.

  • Gains honor, wealth and favor through religious, educational and scientific achievements.

  • Dominating personality; promising self-expression.

  • Gain and happiness through own initiative.

  • Slow to pick up new ideas. Averse to formal education.

  • Conqueror of enemies.

You make the glory and influence of other people an instrument of your own success

  • You can effectively utilize your own powers and wealth for yourself and others.

Not being satisfied with your own spouse, you may wander.

  • Gains competence with the help of friends with effective grace.

  • You are always ready for work.

    • You may have two marriages, and a charming spouse.

    Quick to hold discussion. Lots of trouble and suffering. Bad qualities may surround you on many sides.

  • Das / Bepin Behari comment on specific situation for Makara lagna = Rahu-1

    • "You are burdened with family responsibilities and depression.

    • You may also suffer from skin diseases.

    6th-from-Rahu-in-1 :

    6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu =

    The Trouble-makers:

    6/12 agency = bhava-6 =

    • chronic addictions,

    • medical treatments, esp. via drugs

    • misuse of drugs, illegally obtained drugs

    • medical clinics

    • physicians

    • arguments in the workplace,

    • litigation and lawsuits

    • servants and employees

    • police and military

    • marital discord, arguments with the spouse

    • digestive illness

    • chemical imbalance

    • paired-organ imbalance

    • divorce

    • poverty

    • usury

    • loan debt

    • mother's relatives'

    • jail short stay (not prison long stay)

    • exploitive relationships

    • prostitution

    • enslavement

    • victimization

    6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu

    Recognition as a competitive champion, first-and-best wielder of Force: Rahu wants it - but can Rahu get it?

    The bhava which = 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = most conflicted, adversarial, toxic, frustrating, every-way-but-loose environment of the nativity

    • Periods of the lord of bhava-6 are therefore often even more difficult than usual regarding matters of litigation following broken contracts and accusatory argument, particularly if combined with a Rahu-Ketu transit to the axis of bhava 6-12.

    By knowing the axis of radix Rahu-Ketu, it will be possible to predict which department of life will cause consistently the most persistently volatile and recurring yet seemingly uncontrollable trouble for Rahu-1 .

    Compared to 6th-from-Shani

    6th-from-Shani-related disagreement and conflict improves with age, neutrality, and patience.

    • However, 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu variety of conflict due to overstepping the bounds of one's rightful place (6th-from-Rahu) plus loss of meaningful engagement due to apathy (12th-from-Ketu) reappears in a new guise during each subsequent Rahu bhukti.


    6th-from-Rahu = the disagreements, disappointments, broken contracts, accusation, arguments, and adversarial relationships which originate in Rahu-1 's attempt to self-elevate via quick, unconventional and generally unearned increase in social rank and privilege.

    6th-from-Rahu shows the adversarial relationships, illness, and financial imbalance such as debt leading to poverty or servitude, which are triggered by Rahu-1 's instinctive desire (Rahu) to challenge boundaries and leap-frog over customary stepwise earnings.

    The negative consequences of 6th-from angles are karmic in origin. Persons whom one may have inadvertently harmed in parallel lives may suddenly appear as exploiters, enemies, or disease agents during periods of Rahu or lord of 6th-from-Rahu. They enforce servitude, start conflicts, and cause or treat disease during this period.

    • Effects of 6th-from-Rahu do not necessarily reflect any present-life crime or dishonor committed by Rahu-1 . The origins of Rahu-Ketu drama are often shrouded in the mists of previous lives.

    • Neutral acceptance of the realities of "6th-from" = accusations, disregard for agreements, and ill-will in humanity is often the only available strategy for dealing with this recurring situation.


    12th-from-Ketu = loss of vitality, dissolution of enthusiasm, drained energies, erosion of conviction, disengagement, and general ennui regarding persons, topics, and relationships which are already weakened due to Ketu's residence in the bhava.

    • Effects of 12th-from-Ketu are relatively subtle yet often deeply frustrating; there is not enough energy or enthusiasm available to summon, not enough fuel in the tank, to get going toward solution of 12th-from-Ketu problems.

    • Neutral acceptance of inevitable loss is typically the only available strategy.


    Naturally, if favorable graha should occupy or own the bhava which is 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu, the negative results can be cushioned.

    Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-1 =

    6th-from bhava-1 = bhava-6 =

    During Rahu bhukti if L-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by chronic addictions, jealousy and greed; arguments and accusations; marital discord and divorce
    Rahu mahadasha 18 years The most salient effects of Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitalityoccur during Rahu mahadasha. Maximum outcome during swabhukti of Rahu-Rahu and also during the bhukti of Rahu's rashi-pathi.

    Also strong results of Rahu-1 should be expected during each of the nine bhukti periods of Rahu which occur within the 120 year Vimshottari Dasha.

    • During any Rahu bhukti, expectations must be adapted to the angle between the Mahadasha-pati and Rahu.

    Rahu-1 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of an energetic flesh-body appearance (1) that fascinates the viewer.

    Rahu-1 is a poseur who projects amesmerizing camouflagewhich looks like the "winning" vitality of one who has earned a privileged birth. The charlatan's deception represents upward movement or a captivating, forward-driving nobility of spirit.

    Rahu-1 appears to belong to a prestigious group or idea. Insinuates affiliation with "competitive success" via roles such as celebrity athlete, or iconic symbol of the dominant paradigm.

    The methods of expedient self-elevation for Rahu-1 include "appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-1 such as promotion to higher physical-desireability rank (such as winning beauty contests), athletic distinction, spokesperson or "spokes-model" roles, insinuation into aristocratic setting via adopting the manners and dress of the favored class, hyper-competitive behavior, or roles in dynamic physical culture such as warrior, dancer, hunter, runner, climber, pioneer, competitor.

    Although Rahu-1 has not yet *earned* the emit the true aura of authentic vitality or the higher entitlements which are normally accorded to genuinely noble athletes, aristocrats, or true pioneers, Rahu-1 is motivated by a hungry desire to grasp these entitlements in a "fast-track" fashion. His ambition is boundless.

    • Typically during the first portion of the Rahu period, Rahu will succeed in rising above the privilege accorded to His station of birth - sometimes dramatically so.
    • However toward the end of the Rahu period, just at the moment when He would appear to have achieved His goal, Rahu typically suffers a sudden fall from the improperly appropriated entitlements.
    • A more normal course of karma in the nativity is then recovered.

    During Rahu periods, Rahu-1 may become involved in fraudulent or irregular competition that is "over one's head".

    Final results depend on the disposition of the ruler of Rahu's rashi.

    file update: 22-Feb-2015

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