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BPHS 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

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Aum ram ravahe namah

Rahu in

Dhana Bhava-2

see also: Rahu in 2nd-from-Chandra

Rahu in the second house


kamakaraka = Keepers and the Keep

ambition to gain prestige via family of origin

disguised as a treasurer

urgently desires to gain entitlements via linguistic, historical and capital wealth-values

hunger to be recognized as a keeper of precious treasuries

The Voice, the Lineage, the Family Values, the Face

fascinating eyes, mouth, visible orifices


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Trinity College Library in Dublin, Eire

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

you can't see how it is. "

~~ Ram Dass

Rahu Yantra paper medium

Rahu strives with Passion to obtain the Privileges accorded to Treasury-Holders and Knowledge-Bearers

The privilege-seeking ambitions of Rahu-2 express via treasuries of capital wealth and lineage knowledge.

Rahu-2 is overinvested in knowledge of language and history; eyes and voice; libraries and collections; warehousing, banking, and storage of ideas and things.

Unless curtailed by lawful Shani, the presence of Lord Rahu in bhava-2 indicates potentially instrumental, expedient, camouflaged or fraudulent speech and song.

Rahu seeks prestige and privilege via treasuries, resources, assets. These asset-collections may consist of items deemed precious by the family culture.

However, it is important to appreciate that Rahu needs only to generate the illusion of wealth-treasures. Rahu seeks the prestige of capital ("top") accumulations so that He can obtain the privileges accorded to wealth-keepers.

Rahu does not aspire to the actual work of maintaining the trove; nor does He wish to bear any responsibilities in regard to the management and cultivation of historic values or natural resources. Rahu wants only the prestige result of values accrual -- not the process.

Although outwardly a somewhat disinherited personality due to Ketu in bhava-8, Rahu-2 invests great energy in generating the appearance of one who has acquired precious collections. Yet, it is other people who have acquired, built, and cultivated these collections. Rahu Himself is not a skilled banker, art collector, librarian, or animal husbander. Rahu is like the cuckoo bird who simply appropriates the nicely feathered nest of the previous bird.

(Naturally, if Shani or Shukra occupy bhava-2 yuti Rahu, the native will have a more legitimate claim to the trove.)

Rahu-2 takes on whatever guise is necessary to insinuate Himself into the desired lineage of value-holders.

Camouflaging, disguising Rahu-2 wants to appear as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings who maintain the hoard:

  • Keepers of the Keys

  • Wealthy Families (kutumbha)

  • Learned Lineages

  • asset collections

  • the beautiful and pleasure-giving,

  • the valued,

  • the historic,

  • those who remember story and song,

  • the gatherers and the hoarders,

  • stock-holds and storage

  • herders of live-stock "moveable wealth" cattle and swine,

  • drinkers of wine, eating delicacies,

  • painters of natural landscapes rich with color and beauty,

  • artists, sculptors,

  • singers, story-tellers, poets, and bards

Desires to obtain the Prestige associated with

  • the appearance of one's eyes, teeth, mouth, jaw, tongue, face, hair

  • the sound of one's voice

  • knowledge of the history of many peoples

  • possession of a cache of precious knowledge

  • understanding languages

  • the affluent, the knowledgeable,

  • the preservers and savers,

  • the bankers and curators,

  • those who remember the most costly values

  • cattle and milk-producing herds; milk-products

  • sparkling white things (Shukra)

  • diamonds, stars, the light of knowledge

  • those who enjoy gains and profits from their schooling (2 = 11th from 4th)

Elevation through Valuation

Rahu in Bhava-2 storage = privileges gained via knowledge of history and languages; acquisition and accumulation of natural resources which contain capital wealth values.

Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic treasuries and collections of units of value.

  • Unusual circumstances regarding the bloodlines or the family of origin.

  • Mixed-lineage family (kutumbha)

  • Ambition to acquire exotic knowledge via techniques of memory

  • remarkable voice


Quest for higher entitlements via acquired treasuries of value

  • Restoration, collection, assembly, gatherings, libraries

  • conservation of memory

  • restoring and maintaining the values of face, eyes, hair, voice, song

  • knowledge of history and languages


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

In bhava-2, it is Rahu's Desire to be a master of all knowledge, conserver and banker of values, the holder of a Great Lineage.

Whatever distinction He obtains in the hungry question for status recognition for His wealth or knowledge, He will never be satisfied.

Immediately upon obtaining the object of desire, Rahu again yearns for more, better, different privileges given to the class of beings who show conservative and restorative values, acquired wealth, and classical knowledge. Every day begins with renewed lust for this ephemeral prize.

Rahu-2 = amplified acquisitive-evaluative impetus toward self-elevation through risk.

The full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 6, 8, and 10.

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Al Bustan Hotel in Muscat, Oman

Chalakaraka + Chidakaraka

Rahu-2 = Ketu-8

chalakaraka Rahu in Bhava-2

  • surging desire to obtain privileges accorded to holders of treasuries of capital wealth or knowledge, a master of languages, collections of valuable knowledge, singer of songs -- a personal icon of the highest values

  • Elevation via the voice, teeth, tongue, jaw, face, hair, eyes, songs, speech, sounds.

  • Ambition to keep the storehold of value; wealth-keeper. Seeks to be recognized as a person of importance in the world of treasuries, collections of valuable objects, and warehouses of knowledge.

  • Self-elevation via the lineage bloodlines, or wishes to be recognized as the scion of an important 'historic' family. If L-2 is strong or other graha in 2, status upliftment via attributes of the second marriage.

chidakaraka Ketu in Bhava-8

  • Scattered or incoherent behaviors generate a mask which covers movement re: taxes, inheritance, pooled monies, hidden liaison. Disconnected from the family of the life-partner (2nd-from-7th).

  • Ambivalence toward the value of occult knowledge, discovery of hidden resources - yet "no barriers" Ketu offers unrestricted access to secret treasures

  • bhava-8 = 11th from 10th. Leadership (10) opportunities (11) occur during times of sudden unexpected change, typically during a power-vacuum (8). However, Karmasthana must be strong to manifest visible social leadership.

  • Apathy toward conditions of sudden transformation, Neither engagement nor resistance toward hidden liaisons and secret (untaxed) sources of capital wealth. Inheritance (5th from 4th) dispersed by unseen forces.
  • Death in a coma or unconscious state, involving brain "cut off" from supply. Often prescient of death.

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 corrupt, Rahu offers possibility of beneficial consequences

Treasuries

Acquisitive and passionate collector of historic valuables

instrumentally associated with treasures, hoards and herds (2) of lineage wealth and knowledge (2)


Periods of Rahu-2 are notable for acquisitive uprising, like a cobra from the snake-charmer s basket. Rahu triggers an ancient, urgent ambition to hoard and acquire items of perceived lineage value.

Craving to obtain a privileged treasury of lineage values (usually via bloodline) of capital wealth or knowledge. Rahu-2 specifically finds opportunity in the second marriage (8th-from-7th = bhava-2) or in the case of the celibate religious, a second recitation of sacred vows.

Rahu in Kutumbha-sthana generates a hungry desire to be recognized via membership in a privileged family, although one has not yet earned true entitlement to that gathered wealth of resources whether herds of valuable animals or treasure-chests of jewels or libraries of powerful knowledge.

Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, one may become involved in irregular lineage-transmission that may expose the fraudulence of unpreparedness when one gets in "over one's head"

The Dalai Lama at Harvard: Lectures on the Buddhist Path to Peace, page 169.

BENEFITING OTHERS

"It is the general Buddhist procedure that one's own pleasure and pain are achieved by oneself and not from the outside, and that, therefore, sentient beings themselves must understand and implement practices to bring about their own happiness.

Thus, the most efficacious way to help others is through teaching what should be adopted in practice and what should be discarded from among current behavior.

There is no way to do this unless you come to know all of the topics involved in what should be adopted in practice and what should be discarded; you must become omniscient.

As mentioned earlier, there is no way to accomplish this except by removing the obstructions to omniscience, and one who has overcome, utterly and forever, the obstructions to omniscience is a Buddha."

Rahu in bhava-2 * passion for treasuries = Ketu in Bhava-8

chalakaraka Rahu in bhava-2 =

  • surging desire to receive the privileges accorded to the holders of treasuries of capital wealth and historical knowledge; to the masters of language; to the speakers and singers; to the collectors of the highest lineage values

chidakaraka Ketu in bhava-8 =

  • scattered apathy toward inheritances, Ambivalence toward occult knowledge, discovery of hidden resources - yet unrestricted access to secret treasures

Ambitious desire = chalakaraka Rahu-2

  • Rahu-2 desires to obtain recognition as an estimable living repository of value = a lineage holder = an important collector or custodian of treasuries of capital wealth and knowledge.

Family prestige

  • Rahu-2 may pretend to have been born into a wealthy family (2). He wears the mask of a scion of an "important" or 'historic' values-carrying family (2).

  • [Note: if other more legitimate graha occupy bhava-2, Rahu-2 may indeed have been born into an important or graha-signified family. Whatever the station of birth, however, Rahu will try to create the appearance of it being "higher" in prestige than the true material conditions would support.)

Death

  • Wearing the camouflage of the knowledge-holder, the Naga King surreptitiously seeks to know -- and to hold the power of knowing -- the science of predicting the moment of fleshly death. (2)

Language

  • Rahula craves to possess control of treasuries of capital wealth or knowledge. He hungers for mastery of languages. He flaunts a clever and convincing mirage that makes Him appear as an icon of the highest historic values

  • Self-elevation via the lineage bloodlines, or wishes to be recognized as the scion of an important 'historic' family. Status upliftment via second marriage.

Whatever It Takes

  • Rahu-2 hungers to acquire unearned wealth and be recognized as a person of importance in the world of treasuries, collections of valuable objects, and storehouses of knowledge.

  • in bhava-2, Rahu = family values lineage = "do whatever it takes" to achieve accumulated treasury (2) objectives, by foul means or fair, as opportunity presents itself.

Apathetic ambivalence (chidakaraka Ketu) 8

  • toward inheritance, conditions of transformation, secret relationships, occult knowledge ; also no resistance to these hidden liaisons and secret sources of capital wealth.

  • The forces of emergency and disastrous upheaval are unleashed (Ketu) but Rahu-2 is not harmed by these agencies. One's connection to the destructive power of forced rebirth = severed, and one remains a disengaged observer without ability to impose change upon others.

Fascination with persons who conserve elite wealth reserves and stored historical knowledge

Fascinated by highly wealthy or exceptionally knowledgeable persons

  • Rahu-2 makes it one's business to acquire knowledge of languages, historical records, and moveable containers of beauty and value.

  • May risk irregular behavior in order to obtain the privileges accorded to wealth-holding or knowledgeable persons.

  • If Shani yuti Rahu, will attempt to legalize the risky method (for example, by marriage or other legitimization of the irregular relationship.)

Das says:

if Rahu is in 2

or Ketu is in 2

"You will not be that picky about food,

  • and may eat according to the circumstances.

This may also lead to occasional sickness from eating contaminated foods, so be careful about that. "

Das says: if Rahu is in 2. "Rahu in the Second House may cause you to stammer,

become separated from your near and dear ones,

and cause poverty.

You become a purveyor of fish, flesh, skins, nails, and products which require a coarse heart and mind to work with.

Humility will characterize your behavior.

Promotes prosperity; gain through legacy and inheritance; science and learning.

Success through property, employment and business.

Amicable and profitable business alliances.

Poor, sick; trouble through son.

Dark-complexioned.

A liar, fearless, a treasurer.

Sees the destruction of the relatives.

Influenced by the wicked.

With all your wealth, you may live in poverty.

Strife and discord with the relatives prompts you to conceal the truth.

Fear of weapons and enemies.

Dependent but receives severe punishment due to scoundrels.

Selfish; unhappy and unemployed in the birth place.

You may become wealthy in foreign lands.

Much opposition.

Hard struggle to gain any success.

Speech defect; suffers from nose and throat problems.

Gain and happiness through government favor.

You may become a thief; proud; very unfortunate.

Wealth through trade in fish; lives with the lowly people.

Averse to friendly advice.

Harsh; loss of capital wealth; poverty and wandering.

Talks too much unpleasant, offensive, disagreeable.

Gain through leather goods and stolen property.

Teeth irregularly set; dexterous. Cattle wealth. "

Rahu-2

vs. Shani-2

vs. Mangala-2

The difference between, for example, Mangala-2 or Shani-2 is that chalakaraka Rahu-2 does not do the penance.

  • Rahu-1 practices no austerity.

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

  • He accepts neither limitation nor correction. He has no discipline.

  • 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!

In bhava-2, Rahu the Rogue wants to exploit resources that He does not legitimately control.

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

To appreciate the distinctive qualities of Rahu-2 versus other graha in 2, it can help to think of Mangala-2 where Rahu-2 is a natural orator, singer, or out-putter of productive energy via the face or mouth. Rahu-2 is often in training to improve performance of the natural flow of vital energy via bhava-2, and is actively engaged in movement through the worlds of speech-acts, wealth-pursuits, and knowledge of history and languages.

Shani-2 by contrast is a persistent and disciplined worker, who slowly albeit relentlessly earns legitimacy, respect and privileges in the world of historical and linguistic knowledge. Shani steers a steady course through the obstacles and limitations of a strict and often unsupportive family lineage. (see Mahatma Gandhi) He stays on task despite many setbacks and limitations.

Bhava-2 = collected treasuries of food, song, wealth, and knowledge. Acquisition and control of these treasuries provides the aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.

Public Figure Examples:


Rahu in Mesha

  • Standard Oil philanthropist 1874-1960 John D. Rockefeller

  • "Fleetwood Mac" balladeer Stevie Nicks


Rahu in Vrishabha * uttama


Rahu in Mithuna


Rahu in Karkata


Rahu in Simha


Rahu in Kanya


Rahu in Thula


Rahu in Vrischika

  • Emperor Showa of Japan 1926-1989 Hirohito


Rahu in Dhanushya


Rahu in Makara


Rahu in Kumbha

  • "Moral Majority" political televangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell

  • "Earth Changes" clairaudient Edgar Cayce + Shani + Mangala + Budha


Rahu in Meena


  • "values" debater, announcer William F. Buckley

  • political speeches Michael Bloomberg

  • cinematic narration voice Walt Disney

Rahu in Bhava 2 = "Desire to Acquire"

  • 2nd from any specified lagna

  • 2nd from Chandra


Amplification of the importance of treasuries of worldly knowledge (2), often at the expense of the practical awareness of the conditions of death (8).

"Knows" that one is a member of the elevated class that has been chosen to promote lineage values, languages, acquisitions and arts of conservation-storage.

Voice-power2 = treasuries, collections, lineage knowledge, store-holds, natural resource conservation, banks, acquisitions, history, memory, skandha

  • second marriage, family history

  • knowledge of history and languages

  • understanding of historical values and conservation

  • face, mouth, jaw, throat, hair, teeth, eyes, voice


Always hungry but never satisfied with any amount of stored knowledge or treasury of capital wealth.

  • Ambitions may exceed the capacity (Shani) of any one family; any amount of food; any qualities of face; amount of knowledge, possessions, or fortune; any gifts of speech or song.

Knows how to exploit the legal loopholes (Rahu) utilizing many secrets of human relationships (8th from 7th).


Craving to Collect, Hoard, Store, Conserve = Food, Money, Valuables

Involved with irregularities of the Right Eye

Kutumbha-Rahu-2 = craves a privileged treasury of lineage values (usually via bloodline) of capital wealth or knowledge - often via second marriage.

Desirous disguising Rahu uses the family history as a platform from which to launch His Great Leap. Yet after an initial show of conformity Rahu's actions veer away from the lineage values. Rahu in 2 = a lineage-shifter.

Desire to be socially recognized as having "elite" validated qualities of beauty, wealth and knowledge.

Pretender to knowledge-based privilege; pretender to language


often speaks and sings with an unusual but mesmerizing voice.

  • modern articulator of the samayavidya, Jyotishi BV Raman

  • "The Violet Flame" apocalyptic messenger Elizabeth Clare Prophet

  • "Ave Maria" tenor balladeer Luciano Pavarotti
  • "Walden" naturalist, abolitionist Henry David Thoreau + Shukra = popular invited speaker throughout New England, said to have had an enchanting voice

  • "Moral Majority" political televangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell attracted millions of dollars in donations to his fundamentalist agency, spoke in a popular (Kumbha) style

  • values debater, announcer William F. Buckley

  • cartoon animator Walt Disney = narration voice

Passion to be recognized as belonging to the ranks of those who possess (bhava-2, possessions) high-value characteristics, as being oneself a precious treasure, however Rahu is a poseur and according to Shani's rules one has not yet earned that worth.

  • Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Rahu-2 often acquires membership in a values lineage illicitly or unconventionally

  • This promotional membership is normally unsustainable over time -- unless another more conventional graha (usually endurance-lord Shani) can maintain the new treasury and legitimate one's claim to the values over a long period of time.

  • The illicitly obtain knowledge, wealth, or beauty may put Rahu-2 in a situation that is "over their head".


Self-elevation to higher privilege via Shukra's portfolio of beauty, wealth and precious knowledge.

Obsessive cataloguer and collector

Expedient speaker

Often possessed of an enchanting, inciting, arousing, or passion-stirring *voice*

  • "values" debater, announcer William F. Buckley had a uniquely quirky but instantly identifiable voice

  • the narration voice of cinematic animator Walt Disney mesmerized children and families worldwide

  • balladeer Stevie Nicks had a uniquely haunting, slightly mystical, slightly tinny voice that her audience adored

  • "Moral Majority" political televangelist Rev. Jerry Falwell

  • "Ave Maria" tenor balladeer Luciano Pavarotti


During Rahu periods, Rahu in 2 typically takes a great leap upward into a higher station of acquired or re-acquired (remembered) wealth-and-knowledge treasures.

During Rahu periods,

  • Rahu-2 returns to an ancient lineage to which one formerly belonged. By this lineage, for reasons lost in the mists of time, one has been ejected (Rahu) or abandoned (Ketu).

  • Rahu-2 attempts to rejoin the family or the line by imitating the legitimate holders, dressing and talking as they do, mimicking their customs etc.

  • However this attempt will succeed only temporarily unless there is another strong graha that can continue Rahu's treasury acquisition forward drive.

self-elevation from the original social station at birth via the power of voice, face, speech, treasuries of collected knowledge and stored wealth, ability to utilize and project precious lineage values.

During Rahu periods, Rahu in 2 typically takes a great leap upward into a higher station of acquired or re-acquired (remembered) treasures of knowledge and wealth.

  • One may attempt to rejoin an ancient knowledge lineage from which one was earlier ejected.

There is also usually something irregular, inappropriate, boundary-jumping, gate-crashing, exotic or inappropriate in the family history (perhaps an illegitimate birth, perhaps several generations back) which alters the conventional flow of lineage knowledge, providing both opportunity for advancement and disruption of secure transmission in the genetic line.

Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-2 =

6th-from dhanasthana = bhava-7 =

During Rahu bhukti if L-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by ailing, toxic, drugged, addicted, adversarial or uncooperative first marriage-partner or exploitive terms of legal contracts.

Physicians, medicines, litigation, poverty, loans, usury, and other types of unbalance are also agents of acute imbalance during Rahu bhukti if lord of 6th-from-Rahu is strong.

Behari says regarding Rahu-Makara-2,

" Unscrupulous in regard to accumulating wealth, for which objective you may stoop to any level of meanness."


BPL: This is not necessarily a condemnation of the individual but bespeaks the lineage values of one's family history.

Family Values Lineage

Rahu in 2nd rashi bhava = family history

birth family = non-ordinary (Rahu).

The lineage = associated with wealth acquisition and collections of valuable items, as well as higher learning in the fields of history and languages.

Education is a high value, but education "acquisition of important knowledge" is purely an instrumental means toward family ambitions.

Family desires to appropriate the privileges and entitlements those who possess both wealth and a great memory down the bloodline.

Ambition for acquisition is so exceptionally empowered that the family may break numerous taboo boundaries in the social order in order to achieve a higher station in life. Self-elevation from the original social station at birth via the power of voice, face, speech, treasuries of collected knowledge and stored wealth, ability to utilize and project precious lineage values.

  • During Rahu periods, Rahu in 2 typically takes a great leap upward into a higher station of acquired or re-acquired (remembered) treasures of knowledge and wealth.

One attempts to rejoin an ancient knowledge lineage from which one was earlier ejected.

There may be also something exotic or customarily inappropriate in the family history (perhaps an illegitimate birth, perhaps several generations back) which alters the conventional flow of lineage knowledge, providing both opportunity for advancement and disruption of secure transmission in the astral line.

Shani yuti Rahu

If Shani yuti Rahu in bhava-2, then Rahu's spring-forward trajectory may be sternly limited by conservative Shani, and Rahu's desire to acquire unearned privilege may be oppressed by the forces of institutional control.

However even for this difficult combination, when Rahu is the lord of the period, roguish Rahu can overwhelm safety-craving Shani and there may occur a significant pro-Rahu "jailbreak" from the fear-based. family-imposed conformist limitations.

Passion to Claim the (unearned) Privileges of the Class of Historians, Bards, and Financiers

Entitlement sought : wants to appear as credibly entitled to status-rank in the class of beings =

If Shukra or L-2 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of luxury-enjoying persons.

If Shani yuti Rahu in 2, desires the prestige associated with possession (2) of a cache of very ancient knowledge and control over the grammar (rules, Shani) of many languages

2 = 11th from 4th

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 4th 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-4 folkways. Rahu desires those Fruits and profits arising:

  • from schooling, diplomas, licensing, passing examinations

  • from customary "good manners" and folk behaviors of the people

  • from the parents

  • from owned property and vehicle ownership

  • from oceans, marine life, fishing, sea-foods

  • from gardens, farms, and the protector-spirits of the land

  • from caring for the weak, from sheltering and protecting

  • from nurturing

  • from police and human guardians of the land

  • from roots and things underground

  • from burial

  • from the deep sea

  • from houses, homes, real-estate

  • from stability and security

  • from boundaries and fences

  • from coastlines and estuaries

  • from stewardship and custodial parenting

~~ American saying

"Too much is already enough.

Except in Texas."

Rahu's quick-ascending tunnel-up passageway =

Bhava-2 provides the snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.

  • knowledge of history and languages

  • banking, storage, herds and hoards

  • collections of valuable objects

  • songs and stories

  • face, eyes, hair, teeth, mouth, tongue, and voice

  • family of origin, bloodline,

Charlatans, Rogues, Deceiver, Smoke and Snake-oil, Fraudulence in matters of the bhava

Strong "spring upward" family lineage instincts. Unsavory parts of the family history narrative may have been altered to suit a more elevated presentation.

Self-elevation into a higher status rank via taking risks with the financial savings or the knowledge-bank, forbidden knowledge, foreign languages, or "stretching the truth". Expedient speech, provocative statements.

  • self-elevation through risky private activities.

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

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

However, the full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 6, 8, and 10.

Agents = the family history, father's servants, and the second spouse (if any)= Rahu-ish, craving, ambitious, self-promoting, poseur, charlatan, roguish, smoky, oily, slippery, master of masquerade.

Wealth collected via products of knowledge, speech and song. An enchanting, fascinating voice. Exotic intriguing second marriage partner. Desire to quickly uncoil the life-force energy into order to spring up toward a better station in life, including:

Elevation through Valuation

ambition to achieve a higher-status family,

ambition to achieve treasuries of capital wealth and precious knowledge

ambition to achieve a valuable lineage of speech and song

ambition to achieve knowledge-based lineage privileges

seeks high privilege via acquisition or permission to access historic collections and reserves, according to the rashi and any yuti graha:

Rahu-2 in Mesha = treasuries of movement via weapons, blood, engines, machinery

Rahu-2 in Vrishabha = pastures, cattle, sensual pleasures, oils, art collections, collections of speeches and sermons, mouth and song

Rahu-2 in Mithuna = communications collections, publishing, libraries, media, travel items

Rahu-2 in Karkata = treasuries of non-moveable wealth via houses and buildings, owned properties, collections of marine items, also vehicles (moving shelters), and products of the sea

Rahu-2 in Simha = treasuries of gold ornaments, royal collections and celebrity entitlements, ceremonial, political + theatrical assets

Rahu-2 in Kanya = treasuries of farm and factories, laboratories, servants and employees, medicines and medical facilities

Rahu-2 in Thula = diplomatic skills, knowledge and wealth of agreements + partnerships

Rahu-2 in Vrischika = reserves of oil, fossil fuels, hidden resources (including nuclear power), hidden truths, wealth via secret monies and occult knowledge

Rahu-2 in Dhanushya = religious collections, assets of the temple, university acquisitions, collections of international culture studies

Rahu-2 in Makara = collections of structures: laws and rules, knowledge and wealth of government, skeletons, bones, stone, architectural assets

Rahu-2 in Kumbha = collections of associations, knowledge of networks, social-progress mass movements,, treasuries of systematic knowledge such as cosmology and economics

Rahu-2 in Meena =

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Great Leap Forward via Treasuries: Lineage Values, Wealth and Knowledge

During periods of Rahu in bhava-2 (or His co-tenant or His lord) Rahu-2 has scheduled a Great Leap Forward in matters of food, family, and finance.

Rahu periods signal a sudden advance to a higher level of social privilege via a shape-shifting change.

Instinct to self-elevate, by-passing the conventional steps, via:

  • access to the knowledge banks of history and languages

  • sudden upward shift in status of family history

    • may re-assign the primary family identification, join a new family

    reserves of acquired wealth, stored food and money,

  • accumulations of natural resources

  • "spring forward" on the second marriage

  • matters of the face, hair, teeth, mouth, voice, speech, and song.

  • behavioral voicing attributes such as language 'accent' and tone


During the mahadasha of Rahu and bhukti periods of Rahu, there may be a sudden spring forward from the customary limitations of the family history into new behaviors which match the customs of a "higher" social echelon.

  • Rahu periods = native will strive to match the psychic energy of exotic (not normal for Rahu-2 ) money-bankers, knowledge-bankers, collectors, conservators, eaters-and-drinkers, memorizers, linguists, speakers, singers, values-lineage-holders, .

Restless Dissatisfaction with the Birth Lineage and its Treasury

  • Rahu in 2 provides a source of chronic dissatisfaction with the limitations and constraints of the birth lineage. Rahu-2 with Rahu in 2 is often disdainful of the more pedestrian, unadventurous qualities of one's own family, and may feel quite cramped during the growing-up years.

  • If the L-2 is a natural malefic, Rahu-2 may embrace the death of constraining family members as a sudden opportunity to have adventures and take risks.

  • One seeks a better and higher Treasury of capital wealth and knowledge via some agency of sudden upliftment, such as acquisition of powerful languages, skillful use of the voice, a fascinating face, knowledge of history and songs, or advantageous second marriage.

Marriage-1 difficulties"Damned if you do; damned if you don't."

When Rahu = 2, then naturally Ketu = 8.

bhava-7 marriage enters a bad-angle position = a feeling of entrapment in marriage

  • the notoriously difficult 6th-from-Rahu = an attempt at quick self-elevation during which one becomes the victim of fraud or tricky deceit by adversarial others

  • the notoriously difficult 12th-from-Ketu = an attempt to withdraw from involvements during which one is prevented from "clean cut" separation because 12th-from-Ketu frustratingly 'dissolves the detachment' and re-invigorates the relationship.

  • This sort of marriage is adversarial and unsatisfying to the point of impoverishment or physical illness, yet psychically (Ketu) it is quite hard to get out of the relationship.

Marriage-2

Marriage-2 is a vehicle of upward propulsion. If Rahu is alone in the bhava with no other co-graha, then the second marriage partner may display Rahu's characteristic modus operandi = self elevation via instrumental and expedient means. The marriage contract may serve as a means to an end for this partner.

Marriage-2 features unusual or exotic circumstances of culture-class mixing. If Rahu is strong without restriction from Shani -- esp in a rashi of Shukra -- then Rahu-2 can generate a goodly amount of capital wealth into the 2nd union.

If Shani+Rahu in 2 = amplification of the treasuries of knowledge. Good for scholarship if Chandra in 6 (therefore Rahu-Shani in 9th from Chandra).


In bhava-2, glittering slippery delusory Rahu may generate a fraudulent applicant for position of second spouse.

If Rahu = the sole occupant of 2, the poseur is seductive and mesmerizing, seeming to offer Rahu-2 every possible material-social advantage. The applicant boasts of their power to generate wealth (2) and the purported excellence of the pretender's family lineage values (2).

The two bhava controlled by Rahu's lord show the main topics of boasting.

Rahu knows the desires. Laying out for one's enchantment a splendid future of capital wealth, privilege, and entitlements, this shimmering snake will promise to provide the Greatest Container of Value. l

Unfortunately it is a Faustian bargain. However deeply held might be His self-delusion about His own capabilities, flashy Rahu cannot sustain empowerment the worlds of Shukra (Wealth) nor in the world of Shani (privilege, status).

  • His deviousness will ultimately be exposed.

Rahu's marriage proposal, made in a flush of smoke and mirrors, typically rushed and expedient to the proposer, is not fulfilled.

Trust and troth belong to Shukra. The Rahu-proposed troth is evaded, and the promise of legitimate (Shani) union becomes unsustainable due to Rahu's social recklessness.

  • It is particularly frustrating when Rahu occupies a rashi of Shukra where Rahu obtains a convincing camouflage of Shukra-ness.

  • However, Rahu's promises = by definition unsustainable.

If Rahu joins other graha in 2, the other graha can have a more stable material effect.

For a female, Rahu + Shani in bhava-2 will generally produce one materially sustainable but financially cramped (Shani) second husband plus one poseur-applicant who appears like the "anti-Shani" -- promising to eradicate scarcity, fulfill all wishes, grant all empowerments esp for capital wealth (2).

Propulsive Agency of marriage

If Rahu occupies one of the radix marriage houses (7, 2, 9, 4, 11+) or is with a 7, 2, 9, 4, 11 lord, the Leap Forward can involve marriage into a perceived values elite.

The values controlled by the lineage may be financial, nutritional, historical, intellectual, musical, linguistic, cultural etc. The elite privilege being sought is generally a combination of capital wealth and knowledge wealth,

for the Thula lagna: Rahu in Mesha (7) or in Vrischika (2) or Rahu yuti Mangala (L-2+L-7) gives Rahu considerable control over conditions in marriage-1 and marriage-2. The third marriage may be less passionate but more stable

Similarly for Mesha lagna, Rahu yuti Shukra or Rahu residing in Thula or Vrishabha involves Rahu in the marriage experience, starting with choice of spouse and continuing throughout the vicissitudes of marriage. Ketu will likely be the divorce agent when Rahu is the marriage agent.

For Kanya lagna, Shukra rules 2 (marriage-2) and 9 (marriage-3). Rahu + Shukra or Rahu-2 or Rahu-9 indicates a desire to Leap Forward via agency of the 2nd or 3rd marriages.

Leaving it Behind- Quick Ascension from the Station of Birth

During the great leap forward toward liberation and privilege of Rahu periods, Rahu-2 with Rahu in 2 may 'leave behind' the baggage of old, outdated family fears, restrictions, and values .

Although the family may judge Rahu-2 as disruptive, Rahu-2 oneself feels the excitement of sudden opportunity.

However in hindsight it becomes clear that Rahu generally produces too much too fast, and the longer-term consequences of the Great Leaps Forward are generally unsustainable (unless Rahu + Shani or other conservative constraint).

Ascending Agency of Family, Death

Sometimes the script of Maraka Rahu in 2 requires a prominent family member to die, in order for Rahu-2 to obtain permission to take that Great Leap Forward.

When Rahu in 2 = yuti with the lord of the 1st or 7th navamsha,, Rahu's method for breaking out of family lineage limitations may involve several "great leap forward" marriages.

"Desire to Acquire"

'Leapfrog' over the conventional values basis to an elite privilege via the family history, collection of capital wealth or knowledge, or via the face and voice

  • Desire to penetrate the conventional boundaries protecting Stored Cultural Values and "treasury" Knowledge Traditions.

  • Hunger to Possess histories, wealth collections, and knowledge conserved in ancient languages

  • Compulsively Uses surreptitious or unconventional methods to obtain credibility in stories, accounts, collections of valuable books, art, music, language materials, all hoards of knowledge, banks, and accumulated wealth.

  • One pronounces the sounds of song and sermon (1-way delivery, not 2-way conversation) about taboo subjects, about wealth, about history, about language

  • Rahu-2 may appropriate the language, knowledge, wealth, eyes, hair, or voice of another

  • One can "leapfrog" to wealthier status in finance, food, face, knowledge, and stored asset collections, often by "marrying up"

  • Frequently forms an exotic wealth-or-knowledge increasing relationship with a married person. Such a married person is seeking a catalyst for divorce; Rahu-2 serves as divorce-causing agent; one often becomes the subsequent spouse ( Sophia Loren).

  • Karaka for channeling an unusual, desirable, fascinating voice in speech, song, and in the telling of tales, the "narrative voice"

  • balladeer Stevie Nicks

  • Potential mishandling the joint assets of marriage such as running up credit card bills in the spouse's name, or making prestige-status purchases without consulting partner or financial+Legal advisors. Again the reasoning is expedience: small infractions will be seen as shrewd judgments at the eschatological moment of glory.

Rahu Mahadasha- Rahu bhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha

Agency

During periods of Rahu,

  • a surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the family history or dramatically alters one's historical speech-song-voice-face lineage values.

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

  • One's experience of this enticing exotic agent is disruptive but exciting and each iteration of Rahu breaks some limit upon how many and which type of sensual and financial values one is allowed to possess.

  • Often this agent claims entitlement to be recognized as a family or lineage member, as a second spouse.

  • The agent may be an enchanting foreigner who promises to help Rahu-2 break through barriers and become a more powerful resource-storeholder.

  • This enticing exotic agent(s) is disruptive but exciting and each iteration of Rahu breaks some limit upon how many and which types of capital wealth and sense-pleasure one is allowed to possess.

Rahu periods for Rahu in 2 + other graha

Rahu accepting drishti of Guru may, during Rahu period, enormously expand Rahu's quest to enter the highest worlds of voice-empowerment, wealth and knowledge

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

  • If Rahu = yuti or receives drishti of Shani, then Shani periods will tend to bring Rahu-2 back to the conventional permission levels despite Rahu's contradictory impulse to disregard the lawful limits on speech and wealth. (Internal conflict.)

  • William F. Buckley, Sophia Loren, Stevie Nicks

  • Rahu influenced by Shani experiences more constraint to the basic conditions of family lineage, and despite self-reevaluation persists in a programme of diligent effort necessary to acquire a persuasive voice, wealth and knowledge

  • Rahu + Mangala or receiving drishti of Kuja provides an engine of dynamic, aggressive, competitive energy which propels Rahu-2 into the highest echelons of voice-empowerment and knowledge during Rahu period, and also during Mangala periods to a lesser extent.

  • face + voice

    The 'leapfrog' capacity of face + voice is at a peak.

    Kutumbha-Rahu may enjoy considerable success in activities which involve surreptitious penetration of capital wealth-and-pleasure banks that contain stored values, historical knowledge, empowerment of speech and song, collections of money or art, food and drink reserves.

    These hoards can be physical banks or memory banks.

    • One may intentionally re-value oneself, taking on an adaptive set of aesthetic behaviors in order to infiltrate customarily forbidden realms of capital wealth and knowledge.

    • One emerges as an agent provocateur, disrupting the dull routines of eating, drinking, money, and sensual pleasure of every variety.

    • Positive outcome: human eye-replacement surgery, human hair weaves, dramatic beautification surgeries after catastrophic disfigurement to the face utilizing body parts of another; use of " break-through" approach to acquisition t of beauty, wealth, or knowledge

    • A proclivity toward subterfuge and role of usurper of privileged access to wealth and pleasure

    • 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. That trickery includes self-deception as well as pretending to others.

      • One becomes increasingly convinced that one is entitled to empowerments of family, face, and food

      • The focus on re-valuation is so intense under certain planetary configurations (e.g. Rahu's lord = uttama) that one may develop a fixation upon gaining entry into a family (typically via marriage) or accessing a store of food, drink, lineage-values, or wealth pleasures.

      • a new spouse or partner who enters the life at onset of Rahu period is typically under the impression that the pretender-self promoted during Rahu period is indeed Rahu-2 's true self.

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

    Das says that Rahu-Vrischika-2

    " May cause speech defects, unpleasant surroundings, and unhealthful family relations. "

    May possess exotic, socially provocative, knowledge of family lineage

    Lineage identity is based not upon physical appearance but upon historical knowledge of one's origins and values.

    • for example, Rahu-2 may have knowledge of illegitimate interlopers, true origins of a family not the pretended origins. One may become an exposer of exotic but true facts about a lineage - spiritual, familial, dynastic etc

    Typically this lineage is delivered via the family lore, then supplemented by various karmic figures who bring in more strands of knowledge and access to different varieties of capital wealth and value within the lifespan.

    bhava-2 = access to wealth. Rahu in 2 indicates access to wealth via various types of rule-breaking; and the limitation-breaking agents enter "stage left" with noticeable drama during Rahu periods.

    Rahu's angle from the mahadasha-pati will predict who is most affected by the interloper. (e.g., Rahu = 3rd from mahadasha-pati, siblings most affected; 6th-from, enemies most affected; 9th-from, father most affected, etc.)

    Les agents provocateurs

    = not necessarily an immoral influence. The agent desires to obtain privileged experiences by "leapfrog" without having followed the conventional proving steps toward social approval of "worthiness" (2, values, worth). Thus Rahu in 2 disturbs the existing order regarding:

    • existing wealth,

    • existing historical or linguistic knowledge

    • existing moral or aesthetic value systems,

    • existing collections of goods or ideas,

    • one's face, mouth, voice, hair, or eyes;

    • propriety of the circumstances of the second marriage

    There is often a sudden change of lineage knowledge via the passion to connect with another person. introduction to another world of values

    Extreme desire to possess the power to accumulate hoards of treasure

    = collections of historical knowledge, works of art, items of beauty, sources of pleasures, banks of money = along with the urge to satisfy that desire at nearly any cost.

    Rahu desires to break socially restrictive taboo against

    • Acquisition of historical knowledge and items of value by culturally unauthorized persons.

    • Acquisition of significant wealth by one with underclass, exotic, or illegitimate lineage

    • speaking truth to power; speaking or singing the stories of exotic cultures, or of the underclass (Limbaugh, King, Cash)

    Deception and fraud

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

    However if the customary order has become corrupt, Rahu-2 offers possibility of beneficial consequences

    His style usually involves sneaking into forbidden places under culturally false pretenses.

    • USA civil rights champion Rev. Martin Luther King Rahu + Kuja-Vrishabha-2. The scion of slaves, he acquired a Ph.D. in theology from a top-ranked university which is normally the exclusive province of the cultural-knowledge elite.

    • He then used these powerful credentials to speak truth to power (Rahu + Mangala in 2 = exceptionally powerful and direct speech).

    • sthana-2 = maraka bhava; his assassination was closely linked to his vociferous and adamant (Kuja-2) story-telling speeches.

    Family, Food and Drink, Finance

    • Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the family history.

    • Rahu the Intruder disrupts the customary habits of food and drink, upsets the resource-savings programme, and makes one privy to exotic and potentially dangerous knowledge of (family) history and languages.

    Mouth

    Provocative, taboo-breaking speech. Crosses cultural boundaries using speech. Talks about exotic or non-conformist subjects. Potential for large accumulation of capital wealth, gained through unusual use of language.

    Interest in non-standard or esoteric histories. Mystical inclinations in the reading of history and culling of old traditions for mystical significations.

    May experience powerful desires for putting things in the mouth, esp. food and drink but also oral drugs.

    Sudden transformation of the mouth, teeth, tongue, or jaw, through maxillofacial surgeries or dental work.

    Mangala or Rahu in bhava-2 indicates widowhood. The consequences of widowhood may be negative or beneficial, depending on the disposition of Kuja or Rahu.

    Second marriage (if any) with a foreigner or someone from a distinctively different cultural background than oneself. Acquisition of capital wealth and knowledge through taboo or exotic resources, often also through the second marriage.

    Intruder or surreptitious invasion within in the family history, during periods of Rahu or L-2, due to an outsider, pretender, usurper or other fraudulent person entering the family.

    Transmission of the Family lineage of blood, money, and ideas is disturbed.

    If Rahu + Shani or Rahu + Kuja or Rahu + L-2, the upset is due to sudden deaths in the family, which opens the wayfor the pretender and the family is unprepared to counteract the insurgency.

    family history

    The family history may perceive Rahu-2 to be a disruptive personality who is greedy for wealth.

    • Unstable family environment. The family history struggles with changing social-historical values. Often, the inherited moral and aesthetic values of the family history are challenged by large-scale, environmental upheaval in social values.

      The ancient Chinese curse, "May you live in interesting times" applies to Rahu in dhana bhava. Rahu-2 will realize that the lineage path of the ancestors cannot be unquestioningly followed.

      Experimentation with exotic or forbidden values lends a fundamental instability to Rahu-2 's family life.

      Rahu periods may produce dramatictaboo behaviors such as death, and bringing Outsiders into the family.

      When Rahu occupies death bhava-2, and Rahu occupies an unfavorable angle from the mahadasha pati, Rahu periods can give powerful maraka effects including sudden deathswithin the family.

    The Chosen

    One wishes to feel specially "chosen" for a privileged role: permission to participate in elite lineage wealth and knowledge.

    Wealth and Storage

    • Increase of Burning hunger for accumulations of capital wealth.

    • What is considered to be 'valuable' and worthy of accumulation by this native? Look to the lord off Rahu and also to Shukra, the karaka for wealth. If Shukra happens also to be Rahu's lord, the desire is highly focused on aesthetically capital wealth rather than knowledge-wealth.

    • Can be a storage obsession : Rahu-2 may develop of pattern of saving up memorabilia which has some taboo qualities.

    • Rahu-2 can become quite wealthy according to Rahu's lord and co-tenants. Although the acquisitive behaviors can be erratic according to Rahu's changing desires, Rahu with any of the money lords (L-1+ L-2+ L-3+ L-5+ L-9+ L-11) is hungry for accumulations.

      When Rahu occupies bhava-2, periods of the L-2 are much amplified, and during periods of L-2 the money accumulates with alacrity.

      Although Rahu + Shani in bhava-2 is a dysfunctional yoga ( = acquisitive desires in battle with fearful restraint) if Shani = an auspicious house lord, this yoga will provide steadier hoarding patterns with the wisdom of age.

      From bhava-2, Rahu casts drishti upon bhava-6, 8, and 10. Knowledge-values collection includes exotic medicine (6), esoteric histories (8), and symbolic representations (10).

    Provocative, disruptive or exotic speech and song

    • bhava-2 = Speech and song, mouth and teeth

    Rahu-2 speaks or sings in a provocative, exotic, often quite enchanting style

    The integrity of Rahu's lord will determine whether that which is pronounced so provocatively will also be false or true.


    As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu leaps over the customary entitlement boundaries in the family history; in the hoarding and collecting process; in the historical knowledge, language, speech and song.

    Rahu-2 may be a fascinating speaker or singer

    Leaps over the normal limits in matters of expressing one's opinion esp re: values

    Rahu casts an exotic, exciting, sensually hungry, boundary-disrupting drishti upon:

    • bhava-6 (medicine/servants/mother's relatives),

    • bhava-8 (secrets/emergencies/inheritance)

    • bhava-10 (leadership/reputation/public icon)

    Rahu's influence upon any dusthamsha is helpful in breaking up tough karmic resistance. Rahu encourages risk, to the point of recklessness, yet Rahu can be a powerful helper in breaking up "stuck" karmic patterns.

    Rahu disrupts the customary, step-wise methods of values acquisition. Rahu wants to leap to the top.

    Rahu-2 hungersfor many types of knowledge, and is unable to maintain a sustained focus on a single type for long enough to build a hoard of capital wealth or expertise.

    The accumulative processes, including money savings, are erratic and unpredictable Along a roller-coaster pattern. Periods of Rahu are fiercely acquisitive, albeit The capital wealth source may be a taboo-breaker. If Rahu's lord is favorable, Rahu in bhava-2 may signify great wealth acquired through personal risk or exotic association. Wealth may take the form of money, or knowledge, or both.

    Typically Rahu-2 will desire to acquire not only money, but also a comprehensive knowledge of history -- especially the "treasury" knowledge of the traditions of one's blood lineage. One hungers to know lLanguages, esp. the most valuable languages e.g. the ancient and sacred tongues.

    Rahu wishes to possess knowledge and material collections of art, music, jewels, money, and all beautiful and luxurious things (Shukra's house).

    However Rahu's rampant desires are not satisfied with a single collection. The more Rahu learns, the more Rahu acquires, the more He craves the experience of acquiring further foods, monies, jewels, art, music, books, and other containers of sustaining knowledge. One acquired, the materials lose their fascination, and Rahu's hunger moves to new, related values.

    The general range of collection types will be known according to Rahu's lord and Rahu's co-tenants.

    two marriages

    Rahu in bhava-2= Karaka for two marriages.

    Rahu in 8th-from-7th:

    • The first spouse will be prone to sudden emergencies and "suffer from complex ailments which are difficult to diagnose" [Behari's description of Rahu in bhava-8].

    • First spouse has a hunger for secret, privileged information (8) and hidden financial operations [8]. First spouse maintains a hidden treasury.

    Ketu occupies bhava-8 from lagna = conventional marital project of acquiring joint assets and establishing a reserve of shared values = distant, disaffected, or detached.

    Due partly to frustration with the secret-hiding behaviors in the first marriage, Rahu-2 may desire to explore a second marriage. However the second marriage may be even more problematic since Rahu directly governs the social personality of the second spouse.

    The second spouse will exhibit a remarkable hunger for acquisition of money and knowledge. This person feels that the common boundaries do not apply to his/her wealth entitlements. Rahu's "usurper" 'role in the house of lineage speech, song, and values suggests that the second spouse is perhaps

    Excessive disregard of the common law will not be socially tolerated. If spouse-2 has experienced censure, this one may have an "outsider" complex based on desire-driven pretense to special privilege. The total nativity must be considered before making a final prediction, but generally when Rahu occupies bhava-2, the second spouse has "outlaw" characteristics which flaunt the public values of discretion and taste.

    • (However spouse-2 may also have money, education, social rank etc. according to L-2 and any graha cohabiting Dhana bhava with Lord Rahu.)

    Second marriage = exotic circumstances

    Rahu in 2 increases the likelihood of a "leapfrog" second marriage to a cultural exotic, someone "off limits" because they hail from a different age-group cohort or ethnicity(race-class-religion-ethnicity-complexion-socioeconomic-demographic-food group).

    • Native feels motivated by intense desire for forbidden, or lineage-breaking partner.

    • The second spouse might look similar but behave unpredictably (Rahu) or the second spouse might look different as well.

    Rahu-2 = Passion for the Stored, Storied, Historic:

    • Collections of Financial, Aesthetic, Cultural Values

    Unusual or extreme expression of cultural values. Values are deeply influenced by foreign cultures and Rahu-2 eats the foods of foreign lands.

    "What goes in the mouth"

    Rahu in the rashi of a benefic can provide unusually high permission to eat and drink to excess.

    If found in a nativity which has additional pointed to substance abuse such as Shukra or Guru in 6, Rahu-2 's mouth may be wide open to an abundant stream of incoming nutrients.

    Rahu is a poseur so these can easily be false nutrients such as poisons (if L-6 is also Rahu's lord) or alcohol or other drugs.

    High permission to enjoy amplify the activities of the face and mouth. Attractive hair. High entitlement to eat and drink, speak and sing, as they please!

    Rahu in swabhava of Shukra = an intriguing, fascinating, slightly exotic or "smoky" looking face, mouth, jaw, eyes.

    Even very wealthy nativities will identify socially with the underclass or with a foreign culture. May be fluent in more than one cultural tradition, always hungry to sample more history, tradition, and value systems.

    Rahu-2 is plagued by unstable emotions throughout life, due to the childhood shocks and sudden changes. One expects dramatic interruptions of the family routine and indeed this pattern recurs with each Rahu period, when a fascinating new person or power needs to be integrated into one's family.

    From bhava-2, Rahu casts drishti upon 6, 8, and 10.

    Depending on the occupants of 6, 8, and 10, the general prognosis is for magnification of values conflict or poverty involving foreigners, increased healing ability and access to confidential information (again involving underclass or foreigners)

    In regard to bhava-10, a career influenced by ability to interact with mixed cultural systems. Rahu-2 likes to travel amongst persons of many different social backgrounds - even amongst the low or forbidden classes -- in pursuit of the treasuries of wealth and knowledge.

    Unlike fearful Lord Shani, Lord Rahu is fearless. Rahu has "the right stuff" to prosper in culturally mixed and taboo environments wherein Shani's proper laws and protocols are either ignored or unknown.

    Thus "Esoteric Astrology" Jyotishi Bepin Behari writes "You may become wealthy in foreign lands".

    Rahu in any of the artha bhava - 2, 6, 10 - can generate treasure via law-breaking (or law-evading, or law-ignoring), mixing of previously segregated groups, mixed marriage (in 2, the second marriage) . In 6, criminals and crime or war or drugs may offer a fortunate environment for Rahu. In 10, the pinnacle of lawfulness, Rahu operates "above the law" from which perch He is much advantaged.

    However no matter what amount of material treasure Lord Rahu may control, in His "mixed" speckled camouflaged pattern Rahula usually appears irregular, disordered, shifting, rag-tag. Thus Behari writes, "With all your wealth, you may live in poverty. "

    Death Rahu in bhava-2 is rarely a killer. Rahu-2 gains no marana capability unless many other conditions apply: such as (1) bhava-8 shows an abbreviated lifespan, (2) the lord of bhava-2 is a marana-graha, and (3) the subperiod of Rahu's lord occurs during an inauspicious transit of the marana-pathi. Even these three conditions may not be adequate to trigger release from this earthly vale. If Shani occupies 8, it may be a long life indeed.

    Das / Bepin Behari: says:

    "... may cause you to stammer, become separated from your near and dear ones, and cause poverty.

    You become a purveyor of fish, flesh, skins, nails, and products which require a coarse heart and mind to work with.

    Humility will characterize your behavior.

    Promotes prosperity; gain through legacy and inheritance; science and learning.

    Success through property, employment and business. Amicable and profitable business alliances. Poor, sick; trouble through son.

    Dark-complexioned. a liar, fearless,

    a Treasurer

    Sees the destruction of the relatives.

    Influenced by the wicked.

    With all your wealth, you may live in poverty.

    Strife and discord with the relatives prompts you to conceal the truth.

    Fear of weapons and enemies.

    Dependent but receives severe punishment due to scoundrels. Selfish; unhappy and unemployed in the birth place.

    You may become wealthy in foreign lands.

    Much opposition. Hard struggle to gain any success.

    Speech defect; suffers from nose and throat problems. Gain and happiness through government favor.

    You may become a thief; proud; very unfortunate.

    Wealth through trade in fish;

    lives with the lowly people.

    Averse to friendly advice. Harsh; loss of capital wealth; poverty and wandering.

    Talks too much unpleasant, offensive, disagreeable.

    Gain through leather goods and stolen property.

    Teeth irregularly set; dexterous.

    Cattle wealth.

    Likes to eat oily, smoky foods such as smoked meat; or a tendency to intake smoke from oily herbs (via cigarettes cigars or pipes); or for the more religiously inclined, a habit of often burning incense. "

    6th-from-Rahu-in-2 :

    The Trouble-makers:

    6/12 agency = bhava-7 =

    • First SpouseKidneys, paired organs

    • Navel

    • Law Courts

    • Contracts, Legal Bondage

    • government agencies

    • Career

    • Timing of Death

    • Mother's fixed property

    • Polarity to the Self

    • Uterus/Groin

    • Second child

    • Moving House

    • Erosion of longevity

    • Opposites

    • Losses causes by payment of taxes

    • agreements and alliances

    • Balance, Relationship, Mutual Regard, Trust

    6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = yuvati bhava Beauty, wealth and knowledge, stored values, a privileged family lineage:

    • Rahu wants it - but can Rahu get it?

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

    • Periods of the lord of bhava-7 are therefore ironically often especially difficult for relationships and sharing of Values, particularly if combined with a Rahu-Ketu transit to the axis of bhava 1-7.

    Based in Rahu lagna = money and values, the 6th-from house (yuvati) manifests disagreement about values weighting.

    • Money-price is one measurement of value. Yet there can be many other value-items -- financial, moral, and esthetic -- stirring the conflict in the alliance, including the values applied in operating a home, raising children and artistic values.

    • It is a truism that most divorces are attributed to disagreement about money, but when Rahu occupies bhava-2 the first marriage is doubly vulnerable to this overall social trend.

    The situation is somewhat easier if there are no graha in 6th-from-Rahu, and proportionally more difficult according to the number of graha resident in bhava-7.

  • "Easy Rider" dramatist Dennis Hopper with three important graha in 6th from Rahu famously married and divorced five times. He struggled publically with recurring narrative of inability to trust that his spouses were properly handling his wealth. Toward the end of his life as his wealth grew, so did his chronic and gnawing mistrust of the values-equity in his marriages. He began hiring lawyers and filing criminal complaints against his spouses, right up to the day of his death.

  • 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-2 .

    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

    6th-from-Rahu = the disagreements, disappointments, broken contracts, accusation, arguments, and adversarial relationships which originate in Rahu-2 '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-2 '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 past 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-2 . 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

    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.

    Amelioration

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

    For example,

    Special problems of Rahu-Ketu in 2/8:

    • keep (2)

    • share (7)

    • hide (8)

    • 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu= bhava-7 = all maraka bhava are involved in this configuration.

    • With sufficient negative influence in bhava-7, Rahu-2 could become obsessed with own-wealth (2) spousal-wealth (8) and marriage contract (7).

    • Treasuries of capital wealth, collecting them and hiding them, plays an often negative role in the marriage dynamic.

    • Depending on the graha involved, the collect-marry-hide cycle could become very worrisome.

    • For example if Rahu in the collections bhava-2 = yuti Shani Rahu-2 might become profoundly oppressed or very worried by questions of financial wealth and how to keep (2) share (7) or hide (8) food, wealth, knowledge, or other assets.

    Exacerbation of difficulties resulting from Rahu's acquisitive, privilege-seeking, self-promoting, quick-ascending instinct

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

    Particularly the "personal" graha - Surya, Chandra, Budha - are afflicted when they occupy the adversarial 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.

    • "Easy Rider" dramatist Dennis Hopper suffers Surya + Budha + Mangala in 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = 7.

    • L-8 hiding assets Budha in yuvati bhava.

    • Hopper was famously married five times.

    • Hoppers married life was largely undignified and characterized by a series of criticizing, accusing divorces. He seemed to perceive each of his five spouses as a predatory thief in wifely disguise.

    • Like many wealthy men he was in a position to remarry increasingly younger women.

    • However unlike most mature men even those who remarry regularly to obtain "newer models" he was obsessed (Rahu) with protecting his hoard, to the extent that he paid a bevy of lawyers to design complex legal contracts (7) that would prevent his wives whether ex- or present from getting an unfair share (7 = 6th unfair) of his loot (Vrishabha, 7).

    • L-2 Guru is highly expansive of capital wealth in the Jyestha lagna and Guru casts drishti upon bhava-7 indicating that there is plenty to go around. But 6th-from-Rahu is full of negative influence, and 12th-from-Ketu enjoys no trust.

    • Hopper filed for divorce from his fifth wife and the mother of his youngest child during the final months of his life, even knowing that he would soon be dead from an untreatable stage of terminal cancer. Awareness of his impending death (2, 7) did not reduce the virulence of his animosity toward the spouse nor the verbosity (Budha) and aggressiveness (Mangala) of his self-elevating accusations of abuse (6th from Rahu) toward her.

    • The primary complaint in all of his marriage has apparently been spousal entitlement to share his valuable collections (Rahu-2) such as his paintings and financial assets driven by a subconscious expectation (12th from Ketu) of being robbed.

    Rahu Risk-taking as a response to conflict

    • Rahu-2 = 6th-from = bhava-9, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with third marriage; problems of world travel; scholars, priests and dogma; or hostility from father

    Arrhythmic Rahu in 2nd-from-Chandra


    Sudden and dramatic emotional changes causes by eruption of Ambitious or privilege-seeking desires in the family history

    Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the family history. Rahu disrupts the customary habits of food and drink, upsets the resource-savings programme, and makes one privy to exotic and often dangerous knowledge of history and languages.

    • Primary agent of emotional 'eclipse' disruption of normal rhythms, interruption of reliable patterns of behavior = irregular behaviors in the family of origin

    • one's speech and song are also made to sound like a valuable outsider due to exotic and dangerous knowledge acquired through the study of old stories, history.

    • Volatile, cultural-norm-challenging, exciting, and disruptive results from one's interaction with and expression of the family during childhood.

    • Typically there is some irregularity of the predictable cultural norm within the family history, such as taboo mixing of bloodlines, questions of parentage, or or other boundary-crossing (Chandra-disrupting) genetic issues.

    Rahu the Privilege-Appropriator in bhava-2 tends to try to disguise Himself as a legitimate lineage holder, but of course if He is acting true to form Rahu certainly isn't legitimate.

    One thing that can be predicted of the unpredictable one is that He has evaded the typical step-wise social credentialing process. He may be brilliantly knowledgeable, often crafty displaying considerable ingenuity, but the lineage credentials are typically irregular.

    • Rahula in dhanasthana may have an extraordinarily long and detailed memory, and ability to memorize prodigious amounts of information.

    One's hoard of values, be it a hoard of money, stored food, chests of jewels, herds of cattle, historical knowledge, linguistic knowledge, art collections, memories of stories, songs, or poems, or any other Bank of stored Shukra-type values, becomes a catalyst for emotional orientation to custom-challenging behaviors (anti-Chandra).

    Rahu mahadasha 18 years The most salient effects of Rahu in bhava-2 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-2 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-2 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via possession of a treasure hoard of values of capital wealth or knowledge. The treasury of Kutumbha-sthana is often acquired often via bloodline, but also via guru-sisya transmission.

    The methods of expedient self-elevation for Rahu-2 include "appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-2 such as second marriage (8th-from-7th) which provides entrance into a privileged family; promotion to higher rank in banking or value-conservation roles; access to natural resources of fields and forests; purported knowledge of historical tradition; herds of valuable animals or treasure-chests of jewels or libraries of powerful knowledge.

    • Rahu-2 also exploits the values of speech and song, face and eyes, mouth, teeth, tongue, jaw, and charisma of the spoken word.

    Although Rahu-2 has not yet *earned* the higher entitlements which are normally accorded to priests, professors, preachers, and father-figures, Rahu-2 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-2's upward trajectory may involve fraudulent or irregular lineage transmission, wealth treasury or knowledge-base claims, or bloodline entitlements that are "over one's head".

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

    Example of Rahu-2 "expedient and instrumental speech" reinforced in governance roles by a super-strong lord atmakaraka Shukra in bhava-10

    Mussolini was the son of a coarse, philandering blacksmith. His father spent the family's subsistence money on mistresses, leaving young Benito and his siblings to be raised in poverty. His dysfunctionally religious mother clung to church teachings which asserted that peasants must accept their fate, since only God's chosen elite were entitled to experience wealth.

    Rahu-2 Thula was determined to leapfrog over the conventional structure of appropriate relationships = Rahu-Thula = in order to create a world in which he, a disempowered outsider, could access the entitlements of capital wealth and privilege that he craved. Just as his Rahu mahadasha was building up, Mussolini was building up a massive power base built entirely upon false assertions.

    For example, much of the world believed that Mussolini "made the trains run on time." There is no evidence that train arrivals improved as a result of any systematic programme designed or enforced by Mussolini. However, the mere fact that he said so, and repeatedly reinforced, this falsehood with no corrective mechanism (no free press, no surviving political opponents) allowed Rahu to lie, lie, lie all the way to the bank!

    Mussolini's core motive was neither social justice nor the advance of civilization nor indeed the welfare of other person on any level. As compensation for a brutal childhood deprived of parental affection and punished by vicious authoritarian masters (Nishturabashi yoga in bhava-9 religious doctrine = L-6 slave master Shani), young Benito craved the soothing balm of personal luxury and personal wealth entitlements in massive, limitless, trauma-compensatory amounts.

    Rahu-2 being owned and casting drishti upon atmakaraka lord Shukra-10 multiplied by Guru-10 gave Mussolini the power to say whatever was expedient (Rahu-2) at any time with accountability only to the 'masses and the classes) L-10 Budha in 11 and never responsible to the fixed order of law (Shani the lawgiver in 12th from 10th).

    Rahu-2 Thula with such dramatic empowerment including Rahu's drishti to 6 (war) 8 (secret funds) and 10 containing atmakaraka Shukra lord of Rahu + Guru (governance) made it possible for Mussolini to promise anything regarding social equity, claim anything about justice, assert anything about fair distribution of capital wealth - with no personal consequences and no government control.

    Mussolini's propaganda machine rivaled Hitler's. Anyone who questioned or contradicted was simply murdered, and people simply accepted the brutality, because Mafiosi violence was embedded in the folk traditions (L-4 Guru in 10).

    Nature abhors a vacuum - opportunistic Rahu finds and fills that vacuum

    Expressed in the familiar style of cultural bravado of his homeland (empowered but damaged Chandra), Mussolini's beautifully crafted (Thula) expedient lies and false promises appealed tremendously to the masses of those seeking balanced entitlements. Millions of disenfranchised and impoverished workers saw the thug-like Mussolini as a familiar symbol (Chandra) of dog-eat-dog financial (Shukra) misery from which they wanted "quick release".

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