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    BPHS Rahu Mahadasha

    BPL commentary Rahu Mahadasha

    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


    Aum ram ravahe namah

    Rahu * Raghu * Rahuva


    Vyaya Bhava-12

    Caput Draconis resides in 12th house

    see also: Rahu in 12th-from-Chandra

    "Desire to Retire"

    Rahu Simha Singha

    Caput Draconis: Rahu * North Node

    Rahu drishti to 4, 6, 8 amplifies the environmental-boundaries (4) ministerial-service (6) and discovery-secretive (8) attributes.

    special and important in private guidance roles

    disguised as a way-shower

    urgently ambitious to gain prestige via spiritual guidance, prayer sanctuary and meditative seclusion

    retreat under camouflage

    desire to be recognized as a way-shower, dream-weaver, astral translator

    hunger to gain privilege as a traveler on the bridge between symbolic worlds and and material worlds

    fascinating feet


    The Hermitage - Dunkeld Scotland

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

    you can't see how it is. "

    ~~ Ram Dass

    Rahu strives with Passion to obtain the Privileges accorded to Spiritual Guides and Way-Showers


    Rahu-12 is overinvested in privacy, cloister, enclosures, distant lands, dreams.

    passion for

    • privacy, sanctuary, refuge, retreat, quietude, spiritual guidance

    camouflage display of

    • dreamlike imagery, sleeping conditions, private prayer
    • meditation, material invisibility, distant lands,
    • emblems of interiority

    other-worldly ambition

    Rahu in vyayabhava = often found in the nativities of guru-types and teaching yogis who bring their knowledge of more subtle worlds (12) into this material world.

    Example of a spectacular uttama-Rahu-12 giving material success from Imaginative Worlds:
    • "Lord of the Rings" 1892-1973 J.R.R. Tolkien uttama-Rahu-12 * created perhaps the most famously elaborated fantasy worlds in modern English literature. His enduring classic of an imagined civilization mapped with richly cultured settlements of races, lineages, and languages (Chandra L-2 languages, multiplied by Guru), The Hobbit has been continuously in print since its initial publication his Shani-Chandra period in 21-Sept-1937. Tolkien's powerful uttama-Rahu-Krittika-12 * Imagination * casts drishti upon Makara-Shukra L-8 hidden worlds * AND dharmapathi-9 Shani-4 wisdom-fortune * "places of settlement".

    Music, stories, painting, drawing, and poetry may be their favorite methods due to the non-linear nature of spiritual communication, but all methods are allowed in the inclusive swabhava of Guru.

    Rahu-12 connotes clairsentience; cloister; private spiritual guidance; ambition to commune with spirits

    They are usually much appreciated by their devotees and even worshipped, although rarely do they invest much effort to become materially wealthy. (Yet there are some exceptional cases of "by-product" material wealth, esp if uttama-Mangala for business success.)

    Privilege via Privacy, Sanctuary, Cloister

    Urgent ambition to obtain a privileged sanctuary space. Amplified desires to channel the guidance of the ancestors. Spiritual-figure aspirations.

    Craves the entitlements granted to a privileged foreigner. Rahu-12 utilizes His freedom from local ethical rules to gain entitlements "behind closed doors". Rahu-12 can self-elevate via clandestine intrigue or espionage, often in distant lands.

    • Hungry desire to be recognized as an extraordinary expatriate. (12 = 8th from 4th.)

    Rahu-12 craves the privileges accorded to a clairsentient, dream interpreter, visionary, or diviner, although one has not yet earned a fully established meditative awareness.

    Irregular or arrhythmic identity with foreign settlements

    Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, one may become "reborn" in irregular association with foreign settlements (8th from 4th). Typically Rahu-12 signifies a desire for long sojourn in distant lands.

    • USA Pres-27 "Dollar Diplomacy" William Howard Taft = most of his career years outside USA in diplomatic roles of the USA foreign service (Philippines, Panama). Much entitlement through being a privileged foreigner.

    • USA Pres-31 "Challenge to Liberty" Herbert Hoover = most of his career years outside the USA, in foreign mining-minerals business.

    Rahu-12 when gone awry can signal loss of physical vitality in the practice of shamanism.

    Rahu-12 can also indicate a taboo-breaking engagement with imaginative worlds, or psychotic hallucination induced by too-fast release of Kundalini (Rahu) energy by overly ambitious showy meditators suffering from what "Shambala" Tulku 1939-1987 Chogyam Trungpa used to call "spiritual materialism".

    According to His characteristic fraudulence, Rahu-12 may gain admission to other worlds yet upon arrival be unprepared and suddenly "in over one's head".

    Amplification of the importance of divination, spirit guidance, intuitive patterns (12), often at the expense of the practical awareness of human conflicts, illness, blaming (Ketu-disregard-6).

    • Ambitious desire to be recognized for the exceptional qualities of one's foreign identity or private enclosure..

    Rahu feels destined for greatness as a member of the elevated class that has been specially chosen to promote meditation, private bedroom activities, imaginative experience, dreams, clairsentience.

    Entitlement sought = Rahu-12 wants to camouflage-match in order to appear as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings =

    • diviners, clairvoyants, clairaudients, clairsentients, oracles, seers, prophets, soothsayers, intuitives,

    • shamans, dhami, conjurers, exorcists, attendants to the dead and dying,

    • imaginers, spiritual guides, those who pray, dreamers, visionaries, and guides,

    • necromancers, geomancers, bibliomancers, psychics, aura readers, sťance

    • those who channel guidance from the ancestors, bridge-workers, ferrymen, shepherds, pasturers, transhumant lifestyle, followers of the ley lines

    • the Muse, museums, music, meditation

    • who travel for long stays in distant lands, on foreign assignment, one who is imprisoned or enclosed, the cloistered, in sanctuary, behind the wall

    • those who stay in foreign lands, private enclosures, meditation centers, convalescent homes, monasteries, hospitals, prisons, ashrama

    citizens of the astral plane, beings without bodies, spirits, ghosts

    • "Lord of the Rings" 1892-1973 J.R.R. Tolkien developed an entire other-worldly fantasy civilization rich in its own history, race and class economies, and languages

    If Guru or L-12 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of beings.

    From Dushthamsha 12, magnifier Rahu casts drishti upon 6 and 8. Most of life's difficulties are amplified by disturbances in foreign lands, warlike invasions or surgeries (if 12 = Mesha or Vrischika); and the clamoring voice of the subconscious imagination.


    Hotel Foyer, Al Qahira

    Public Figure Examples:

    Rahu in Mesha

    Rahu in Vrishabha * uttama

    • fantasy film-maker Steven Spielberg

    • "Lord of the Rings" 1892-1973 J.R.R. Tolkien

    Rahu in Mithuna

    Rahu in Karkata

    Rahu in Simha

    Rahu in Kanya

    Rahu in Thula

    Rahu in Vrischika

    Rahu in Dhanushya

    Rahu in Makara

    Rahu in Kumbha

    Rahu in Meena

    Rahu "Exotic Desires, Self-Elevation"

    in Vyaya Bhava-12 = astral-material bridge = "imagination"

    • invisible relationships

    • bedroom relationships

    • distant-country linkage

    • clandestine activities

    • mediation, prayer

    • imagination, spiritual guidance

    • dissolution of the ego, draining vitality,

    • shadow-figures and ghosts

    • counted from lagna

    Elevation through Imagination + Distant Lands

    Rahu in Bhava-12 sanctuary * enclosure * cloister * invisibility =

    advantage gained "behind closed doors"

    privilege obtained via meditation, clairsentient perception

    imagination, dream-worlds

    • fantastic films Steven Spielberg

    • "Lord of the Rings" 1892-1973 J.R.R. Tolkien

    • "Grateful Dead" 1942-1995 Jerry Garcia * visionary painter, musician; notable narrative of OOB experience in ET-ship

    recognition via the lure of exotic distant lands

    Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic enclosures and distant realms.

    Unusual circumstances regarding the spirit guides.

    Rahu in 6th-from-7th amplifies the enemies of the marriage

    Quest for higher entitlements via

    • isolation, islands

    • meditation, dreams, fantasy,

    • privacy, sanctuary, hospitals, enclosures,

    • long sojourn in distant lands

    • "backroom deals", imprisonment, waste-lands

    private affairs, the bedroom

    Extremely strong subconscious instincts.

    • Self-elevation through risky private activities.

    • Fascinated with bedroom practices, meditation, imagination, divinations.

    • Gets entangled with those in hotels and hospitals, sanctuaries, prisons, cloisters.

    • brilliant position for creative professionals (Spielberg, Angelou)

    for others, passion in bedroom exploits and foreign exploits, finance if rashi of Shukra

    • back-room deals = ;

    imagination, fantasy, reverie

    • imaginative film-maker Steven Spielberg

    • poet Maya Angelou

    distant lands, imaginative scenes

    • imaginative film-maker Steven Spielberg

    • USA Pres-27 "Dollar Diplomacy" William Howard Taft spent much of his career in Panama and Philippines

    meditation, sanctuary, cloister, astral plane = excellent placement for monks and retreat-workers:

    • "Tantra: The Supreme Understanding" Bhagwan Shree OSHO Rajneesh

    • mystical meditation writer Thomas Merton

    secluded scientific laboratory and private enclosures

    Full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 4, 6, and 8.

    Rahu in 12 amplifies both the philosophical quest of Guru and the expedient, self-promoting instincts of Rahu. Rahu-12 may travel to distant lands in search of opportunities to escalate one's launch to the top of whatever pyramidal hierarchy attracts the ascending instincts.

    Rahu in bhava-12 = craves a privileged sanctuary space.

    Suggests slippery intervention of clandestine agents who are inimical (6) to the marriage contract (6th-from-7).

    Exotic divinations via Naga informants.

    A great desire to be recognized as a international or intra-galactic Guide, clairsentient, dream interpreter, spiritual visionary, or spokesperson for the ancestors,

    • although one has not yet earned the meditative, imaginative intelligence to correctly guide others along the bridge to enlightenment.

    Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Rahu-12 often gets into misguided distant travel, imaginative worlds, or psychotic hallucination that are "over their head".

    • chalakaraka Rahu may be a chameleon who assumes the symbolic garb of a solitary yogi; a spiritualized poseur.

    • during Rahu mahadasha one's destiny is subconsciously controlled by Naga spirits and the ancestors

    • gifted in divination which may be stunningly accurate or entirely fraudulent depending on Rahu's ruler

    Great Leap Forward via Bridge between Material and Astral Planes: Spiritual Guidance, Imagination, Private Prayer

    Rahu's Great Leap Forward in bhava-12 creates a sudden advance to a higher level of social privilege via a shape-shifting change in

    • sanctuary,

    • sleep, privacy, bedroom activities,

    • divination and prayer,

    • path-finding and guidance activities

    • communication with the ancestors

    • clandestine or protected, veiled activities,

    • transactions involving foreign identity and distant lands.

    • personal elevation launched from the platform of enemies-debts-disease of the partners (as Das commentary "Friend of the knave and enemy of the noble.")

    During the mahadasha of Rahu and bhukti periods of Rahu, one may "re-invent" the one's psychic and imaginary life to better match the customs of a "higher" social echelon.

    Animosity and Conflict via

    Rahu-resides-12 = 6th-from = bhava-5 =

    During Rahu bhukti if L-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by politics, speculative ventures, entertainment performance arts, gambling and games, expressions of personal genius, charismatic personalities, and behavior of children


    with foreign lands, clandestine operations, resources of the imagination, and people who possess the privileges accorded to invisible or imaginative agents (who are often quite powerful)

    Rahu-12 may risk irregular behaviors in order to obtain the empowerments of vyaya bhava - often via formation of instrumental relationships with agents of 12


    Thien Hau Pagoda, Hochi Minh City, Vietnam

    Ketu in bhava 6 = Rahu in bhava 12

    chalakaraka Rahu in bhava 12

    • Rahu = Privilege-seeking ambition to obtain the entitlements accorded to important figures in imaginative pursuits, clandestine operations, meditation, sanctuary spaces, the astral plane (12), communication with spirit guides, or those who power is known only behind closed doors or in distant lands.

    • Fantasy guiding personality. Achieve entitlements via the business of private sanctuary, artistic-imaginative or prayer retreat, hospital or hotel, remote or astral travel, or spiritual meditation.

    chidakaraka Ketu in bhava 6

    • Disregards the enemies. Disregards the physicians. Disinterest in medicines. Apathetic ambivalence toward medicines, war, conflict, poverty, pollution, toxicity, disease, debt, infidelity, crime, servitude, injury, accusations, litigation, exploitation, enemies

    • Arguments may be logically (Kanya) incoherent (Ketu), as if a thick cloud of dust particles had disoriented the mentality. Channels the vibration of the enemies and conflict-makers without ego-membrane interference.

    • Scatters the accusers. Escapes the crime.

    • No barriers of resistance in regard to these chronic human problems. One may be a visionary physician, evade debts and loans without trying, or be psychically vulnerable to the thoughts of one's enemies - all depending upon the strength of Ketu's lord. Neither medicines nor debts nor enemies are much able to connect.

    Rahu's quick-ascending tunnel-up passageway =

    Bhava-12 provides the snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.

    • distant lands, long sojourn, foreign assignment

    • imagination, dreams

    • spiritual guidance, clairsentient communication with ancestors, prayer

    • enemies of marriage (6th from 7th)

    • friends of the family (11th from 2nd)

    • father's mother and childhood home (4th from 9th)

    • siblings of the boss (4th from 10th)

    "Desire for Exotic Fantasy"

    "Passion for Mixed Spiritual Guidance"

    Desire to penetrate the conventional boundaries which protect astral beings, Sanctuary, Loss of Identity, and Moksha

    • Hunger to clairvoyantly possess dreams, images, and astral information

    • One can "leapfrog" to higher international status in realms of private discussions, meditation, sanctuary enclosures, and dissolution of earthly attachments, often by forming clandestine relationships.

    • Uses surreptitious or unconventional methods to obtain credibility in foreign lands, private enclosures, meditation centers, convalescent homes, refugee camps, military encampments, dormitories and barracks, monasteries, hospitals, prisons, ashrama

    Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the dream world, in the sanctuary, in the bedroom, in foreign lands, in the imagination, and on the astral plane.

    Rahu the Saboteur disrupts the customary habits of sleep, upsets the habits of prayer, and makes one privy to exotic and potentially dangerous clandestine relationships .

    Rahu Mahadasha- Rahu bhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha

    During periods of chalakaraka Rahu, a surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the private imaginations and bedroom or cloistered, sanctuary relationships - e.g., relationships which are based in a foreign land.

    • The goal of the interloper is to break conventional limits and challenge assumptions.

    • Rahu agents can get Rahu-12 into a lot of trouble, including imprisonment with Rahu-12

    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 fantasies one is allowed to develop.

    Mix and merge, public and private

    As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu destroys customary entitlement boundaries and behavioral consistency in the Ashram, hospital, or sanctuary; in the meditation and private prayer; and in foreign lands.

    Rahu disrupts the customary dividing walls surrounding private enclosures. Rahu interferes with the process of separating dream world fantasy from the material world reality..

    One's private world of dreams and fantasies is forever churning and trying to merge with the imaginations of others, or invade the boundaries of others' private enclosures.

    • If Rahu's ruler is benevolent, wonderful dreams will fuel a rich fantasy life. If Rahu's ruler is less benevolent, 'nightmares' disrupt Rahu-12 's peace of mind.

    Karma of desire-driven, involuntary loss of identity and imprisonment during Rahu periods

    Power to stimulate the imaginative fantasies of others. Power to exhume, unearth, or excavate deeply buried subconscious desires.

    • May be engaged in boundary-challenging research in library, laboratory, or field work in foreign lands.

    Can change one's identity by traveling to a foreign land

    . Likes to lose one personality identity and gain another, perhaps several times during the lifetime. Enjoys the role of "outsider".

    The Chosen

    One wishes to feel specially "chosen" for a privileged role: permission to enter elite clandestine sanctuaries, including opportunity to receive instructions from ancestor spirits and clairsentient guides.

    Smoky, oily things in 12

    Smoky, oily things

    • in the meditation hall, the hospital room, the healing spa, and the bedroom.

    • travel to distant lands that suffer from thick, oily air pollution

    • Karaka for burning ghat, cremation vs. land burial (4)

    Dissolution of the identity caused by hazy, clandestine dealings with social outsiders, in a foreign land.

    Effects will depend on Rahu's ruler .

    Will challenge taboos of behavior in the private world. Adventurous and exploratory - whether the results are good or evil, depends on Rahu's ruler . Intensely ritualistic and may indulge in black magic or predatory superstitious practices if the placement is very negative.

    During Rahu periods, there is a Great Leap Forward via pilgrimage, wandering, and clandestine operations in distant lands.

    High permission to breach cultural boundaries and roam in foreign lands.

    Effective channel for foreign spirits who wish to invade Rahu-12 's subconscious, so special protections are required for psychic work.

    The material manifestation of the houses ruled by Rahu's ruler are not harmed.

    Rahu Risk-taking as a response to conflict

    1. Rahu-5 = 6th-from = bhava-12, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with distant lands, fantasies, enclosures, the mother's religion

    Rahu-12 = strange bedfellows

    Sexually, Rahu may introduce "strange bedfellows".

    The chalakaraka enjoys a desire for exotic association in the bedroom and taboo bed pleasures. Rahu-12 may possess a vivid and passionate fantasy life. Rahu reduces the boundary between the dream world and the real world.

    • Desires to retreat from the fixed conventional identity of one's upbringing.

    • Depending on other graha in bhava-12 and Rahu's ruler , can lead to a lifetime of world travel, meditation and prayer, espionage, "under the table" transactions, or drug addiction.

    Traditionally, any malefic in 12 should give trouble with the left eye. Rahu may give an eye-disease condition which has the potential for disruptive healing through exotic medical treatment.

    Adventure involving foreign operators and underclass dealings.

    • If Rahu's ruler is benevolent, favors extraordinary breakthroughs in hospital work or private residential treatment centers. Healing spas in foreign lands.

    Does not respect ethnic and religious customary limits. From bhava-12, Rahu casts taboo-challenging drishti upon bhava-4 (home and country), bhava-6 (servitude and animals), and bhava-8 (sudden, forced changes; secret information).

    Rahu must be carefully examined to see whether the total effect is sattvicor Tamasic. It can go either way.

    Passions of the feet

    In the material world of desirable forms and objects, Rahu-12 may feel a deep passion for shoes, footwear, and sensual or psychological matters of the feet.

    Could be a productive position for a healer with special gifts in foot reflexology or a medical specialist engaged in work with the complex psycho-physical energy fields of the feet.

    • Rahu + strong Shukra in 12 may own a spectacular collection of shoes.

    Illicit actions as a response to conflict

    Rahu-12 = 6th-from = bhava-7, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with the children of the 2nd spouse, the 1st marriage partner, the business partner, or the terms of legal contracts

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

    when Rahu occupies bhava-12, the 6th-from-Rahu = putrasthana, mantrasthana, the bhava of romance, politics, genius, and children


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

    Das / Bepin Behari commentary upon Rahu-in-bhava-12

    "Rahu in this Twelfth house of redemption makes the physical life difficult and upsets all established order.

    • The expected course of life is not followed and you are forced to adopt a way of life in which there is much suffering, physical debility and psychological helplessness.

    Your movement is restricted; mental anguish often becomes acute.

    But the ordeals of life caused by Rahu provide you with the celestial nectar.

    After a big psychological purging, you receive a spiritual bath and are anointed into the secret mysteries of life.

    • From the material standpoint, Rahu in the Twelfth house is considered less benevolent, suggesting that the purging operation manifests through immoral acts and unfortunate events. In the ordeal of the spiritual path, such difficulties are necessary.

    Rahu functions as a karmic agent, producing trials so that the latent spirituality which is the true influence of the Twelfth house may emerge.

    You are miserable; sharp pain in ribs. However hard you may work, you do not get any success or gain, rather suffers losses. Friend of the wicked and enemy of the good.

  • At last you succeed in your desires and ambitions.

    • You are very humble; suffer from acute bilious pain in the chest and heart.

    • With best effort you cannot modify your early life; the latter is most fruitful.

    • A friend of the knave and enemy of the noble.

    • You are quarrelsome, idle, a debtor, cunning, immodest, rich, benevolent, ailment of the eyes, wound in feet, a slur on the family, wastes away your time and energy; can meet your demand if you stays in one place.

    Much traveling, separation from spouse and family, ugly and shabby. Dropsy [oedema]. Robbed by lowly tribals.

  • Separation of maternal uncle; repents after losing temper. You are inert, weak, hostile to relatives, cheat, ill-spent money.

  • You are very handsome, prosperous but ophthalmia or iritis. Few sons; vicious; pain, trouble, punishment are indicated .

  • This Rahu denotes gain through social affairs; good for spiritualism; birth unnatural."


    In Karkata acc. Behari, Rahu-12 = "Rahu will make you highly emotional, receptive to premonitions from the other world, and prone to fits of depression."

  • Rahu in 12th-from-Chandra

    Sudden and dramatic emotional changes causes by eruption of Ambitious or privilege-seeking desires in private, distanced relationships.

    Emotional compulsion to take risks by indulging the imagination.

    • Challenge to cultural norms via private, enclosed relationships that are emotionally unstable. The partners in those non-public relationships are the agents of desire-driven personal change.

    • Disruptive experiences in foreign lands and through private relationships with lovers who hail from foreign lands.

    • If Chandra is exceptionally conservative by rashi, drishti, and bhava, the enclosed private relationships may occur only in the imagination.

    However one may manifest all those challenges to one's own cultural norms which do necessarily accompany interactions with persons from foreign lands - perhaps in diplomatic or commercial interactions, rather than intimate personal relationships.

    Watch Rahu periods of the Vimshottari Dasha for eruption of deep, imagination-driven desires into private, compartmentalized, behind-the-curtains relationships.

    • The private, sequestered relationship is often based in a country or region at a far distance from one's own home.

    • The relationship is socially and emotionally unstable and it will most likely dissolve at the end of the Rahu period.

    It is an internationalizing (Guru) placement for a leadership nativity. The emotional imagination is fired by images of privilege and power in foreign lands. Such fantasies remain sequestered in the imagination until a period of Rahu can evoke them.

    However the fascination (Rahu) is present in the background at all times regarding distant lands including the astral plane where spirits dwell

    If the nativity overall is more artistic than political or more sensual than commercial, Rahu gives a fascination with distant lands and fantasies of imaginative environment. Desire to leave one's own birth identity and become an exotic foreigner, in search of greater privilege. The native's ability to evoke the imagery of longing and desire (Rahu) in poetic style can become strongest during Rahu periods.

    Sudden and dramatic emotional changes causes by eruption of self-elevating or possessive desires in private, distanced relationships.

    Subconsciously energized risk-taking behaviors fueled and indulged by the divinatory imagination.

    • Challenge to cultural norms via

    • emotionally unstable private, enclosed relationships. The partners in those non-public relationships are the agents of desire-driven personal ambition.

    • Disruptive experiences in foreign lands and through private relationships with lovers who hail from foreign lands.

    • If Chandra is exceptionally conservative by rashi, drishti, and bhava, the enclosed private relationships may occur only in the imagination.

    However one will manifest all those challenges to one's own cultural norms which do necessarily accompany interactions with persons from foreign lands - perhaps in diplomatic or commercial interactions, rather than intimate personal relationships.

    Rahu periods of the Vimshottari Dasha may signal the eruption of deep, imagination-driven desires into private, compartmentalized, behind-the-curtains relationships. Privilege-seeking association with those in distant lands is amplified.

    • The private, sequestered relationship is often based in a country or region at a far distance from one's own home.

    • The relationship is socially and emotionally unstable and it will most likely dissolve at the end of the Rahu period.

    Rahu mahadasha 18 years

    similar effects during any Rahu bhukti, adapted to the angle between Mahadasha-pati vis-a-vis Rahu

    The most salient effects of Rahu in bhava-12 * passion for privacy occur 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-12 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-12 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of meditative prowess, flaunting of interior landscapes, bedroom or private privileges, and long sojourn in distant lands.

    The methods of expedient self-elevation for Rahu-12 include "appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-12 such as promotion to higher divinatory rank, clairsentient distinction, "fascinating foreigner" roles, and "behind closed doors" intrigue or espionage.

    The psychically charged environment for privilege-seeking Rahu-12 is often a walled enclosure such as hospital, hotel, hostel, dormitory, ashram, monastery, refugee camp, prison, healing spa, retreat center, the world of the imagination, or distant land.

    Although Rahu-12 has not yet *earned* the higher entitlements which are normally accorded to spies, spirit-guardians, clairsentient guides, dream interpreters, visionaries, or intuitive diviners, Rahu-12 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-12's upward trajectory may involve fraudulent or irregular methods of sanctuary enclosure or improper association with divinatory imagery that is "over one's head".

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

    Particularly unfavorable circumstances of Rahu and His lord may produce psychotic hallucination or delusion due to overly ambitious attempt to grasp more insight than the physical brain is configured to handle. Also matters of the private bedroom or other clandestine arrangement may initially uplift, then cause the downfall.


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