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Rahu * Raghu * Rahuva
Caput Draconis resides in 12th house
see also: Rahu in 12th-from-Chandra
"Desire to Retire"
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
"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.
camouflage display of
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:
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.
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.
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 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).
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 =
citizens of the astral plane, beings without bodies, spirits, ghosts
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 Kanya
Rahu "Exotic Desires, Self-Elevation"
in Vyaya Bhava-12 = astral-material bridge = "imagination"
Elevation through Imagination + Distant Lands
Rahu in Bhava-12 sanctuary * enclosure * cloister * invisibility =
advantage gained "behind closed doors"
privilege obtained via meditation, clairsentient perception
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
private affairs, the bedroom
Extremely strong subconscious instincts.
for others, passion in bedroom exploits and foreign exploits, finance if rashi of Shukra
imagination, fantasy, reverie
distant lands, imaginative scenes
meditation, sanctuary, cloister, astral plane = excellent placement for monks and retreat-workers:
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,
Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Rahu-12 often gets into misguided distant travel, imaginative worlds, or psychotic hallucination that are "over their head".
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
| 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
chalakaraka Rahu in bhava 12
chidakaraka Ketu in bhava 6
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.
"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
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.
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.
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.
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".
One wishes to feelspecially "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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
"Rahu in this Twelfth house of redemption makes the physical life difficult and upsets all established order.
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.
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.
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."
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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.
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.
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.
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.
| 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.
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.
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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