Aum ram ravahe namah
urgently ambitious to gain prestige via cultivation + sheltering
prestige properties, locations, and vehicles
Rahu's camouflage enables His ambitious desire to be recognized as an important patriot, parent, police, protector, custodian of the habitual practices, land-owner, school-teacher, and defender of the Folkways.
"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can't see how it is. "
~~ Ram Dass
hungry quest for elite recognition as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings =
If Chandra or L-4 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of beings.
Bhava-4 provides the snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.
quickly ascending or ambitious parents. Unusually adventurous, or unstable conditions in the early childhood home; parents unpredictable; disrupted or exotic qualities in the schoolings (foreign tutors);; presence of persons from diverse and non-customary backgrounds in the childhood home
bhava-4 = folkways culture, the customs of a people, parenting, school teaching, family home life, the basis of all existence, grounding, foundations of life. Rahu in 4 causes one to champion a challenge to the foundational practices and customary beliefs of his people.
Public Figure Examples:
Rahu in Bhava 4
In all things Rahu, even the most fantastic upward trajectory tends to end with a sudden ejection from the artificially high, illicitly obtained elite level of privilege.
Think of Pretender Lord Rahu's beheading and fall from the world of the deities. When the period of false entitlement is over, it's over big.
Rahu is however never fully defeated and His ambition never withers. He may fail once or a hundred times -- but at the next Rahu bhukti, He will try again.
Seeks upward social class-mobility via real-estate, construction of buildings, establishment of schools and ancient ethnic teachings, vehicles of land and sea.
Rahu-style home and vehicles
A Tale of Two Rahu-4
I remember being invited into the working-class American home of two salary-workers. The living room (salon) was stuffed with imitation "Louis- XV" furniture. Two sparkling new cars and a pricey sport-fishing boat consumed the smooth new concrete driveway.
The couple expressed pride in having built a brand-new home in this "quality" suburb of a rust-belt industrial city. They explained happily that by illegal conspiracy of the land-selling agents, racially "inferior" persons were not allowed to buy homes in this exclusive area.
I asked them how all of this high-status accouterment was funded. (4 = foundations, funding.) Well, they said, one of our relatives habitually (4) does not file her taxes. Even though they don't live with us and we do not financially support them, we claim her three kids for a major tax credit. Last year, our tax refund bought the new boat.
Wow. Fraudulent parenting, pretentious home furnishings, showcase vehicles, and illicitly exclusive properties. It turns out that BOTH partners had empowered Rahu in bhava-4!
Ambitious desire to be socially recognized for the exceptional qualities of one's parental status.
Devious devising Rahu may self-promote via misrepresentation of credentials in the world of educational certification, diploma, license.
Ambition to be socially recognized for intensity of His desire to defend and protect the homeland. Yet, irregular or unlawful in nationalistic behaviors.
Rahu-4 seeks entitlement via His apparent passion for cultivating the Old Ways, while also subverting the stability of the settlement.
Elevation through rhythmic, habitual foundations
Rahu in Bhava-4 = privilege gained via land ownership, vehicles, schooling, and ancient customs of a settled people.
Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic ppatriotism, ancestral properties, or cultural protectivism.
Quest for higher recognition via
Desire-driven strong property-owning instincts aimed toward self-elevation through risk in areas of real-estate, vehicles, schooling, and marine or coastal affairs. However, the full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 8, 10, and 12.
Rahu the Naga demi-god is an ambitious trickster.
Rahu has not yet completed the necessary austerities (Shani) and thus Rahu has not yet earned the rank of True Deity.
To Rahu the Deceiver's advantage, sattva (quiet purity) and tamas (lethargic toxicity) often appear identical on the outside surface.
Rahu tried to slither into the assembly of the true deities by mimicking their appearance, but His poseur fraud was detected by Shri Vishnu (Surya) and Rahu was thrown out!
Thus Rahu = a demonic influence = rakshasa = outcast or lower cast = dark, oily, smoky, moves quickly, not established, not legitimate.
Rahu the Disrupter = an unwelcome guest in the house of stabilizing Chandra
Rahu is considered to provide reasonably good or effective social-material results in domains 3, 6, 10, and 11. These are the natural bhava of Budha and Shani; their portfolios include commerce, medicine, government laws, and economic laws.
By contrast, Rahu the Quick Uncoiler who springs forward suddenly at opportune moments = a bitter enemy of Chandra Moon the natural regulator of predictable, safe, customary folkways = Bandhu "bindings" bhava.
Rahu in bhava-4 = craves privileged ownership of landed properties, shelters, or vehicles, or a prestigious academic diploma.
Rahu wants = and will obtain, by hook or by crook = to have or appear to have deep roots within the folk traditions of one's ethnic people.
However normally Rahu-4 is seen as a bit of a poseur and questions of disloyalty to the culture and the nation are likely to arise.
Ketu in 10
Corrective = uchcha Shani
Rahu hungers for profound belongingness and recognition of one's entitlement to Place via ownership, stewardship, or other folk association with the manner of livelihood and environmental spirits of a place.
Desire to obtain the privilege of owning an Estate: house or lands;
In malefic cases = misguided or fraudulent education; illicit exams; falsely obtained property rights.
In beneficial cases, where Rahu receives drishti of a powerful benefic, may expand the desire to broadly compassionate scope: protect, shelter, and educate the Folk. Rahu in 4 under best circumstances can become a sort of super-parent who affords protection to the weakest and most vulnerable people in the Place.
Ambitious desire to be recognized as a patriot, guardian of the customary ways, property owner, parent or schoolteacher, a shelter and protector in stormy times.
Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Rahu-4 often gets into illegitimate property claims that are "over their head".
Uses the childhood home and ethnic customs as a platform from which to launch the Great Leap, but does not remain consistent with the parental values. Passion to become a better, higher, different property owner, caretaker, educator and parent.
Great Leap Forward via Cultural Roots: Customary Patterns of Behavior, Parents, Patriotic Defense
Rahu's Great Leap Forward in bhava-4creates a sudden advance to a higher level of social privilege via a shape-shifting change in property ownership, patriotic allegiance, schooling, licenses and examinations, vehicles, and matters regarding the parents and childhood home.. During the mahadasha of Rahu and bhukti periods of Rahu, one may "re-invent" the one's ethnic and cultural foundations to better match the customs of a "higher" social echelon.
"Desire for Disruption of the Foundations"
Rahu Risk-taking as a response to conflict
Rahu-4 = 6th-from = bhava-11 = Rahu-4 might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with material goals, friends, the maternal uncle's wife, or the father's relatives
Ambition to achieve entitlements via owned properties, licenses, vehicles, marine and coastal lifestyles, common folk, Old Ways, patriotism, ethnic and ancient hold bandha upon the land
Rahu provides an extreme desire to possess the power to secure ownership of lands, buildings, shelters, deeded properties, vehicles, along with the urge to satisfy that desire at nearly any coSaint
Rahu will break taboos which normally would prevent:
extension of cultural legitimacy to foreigners, outcast or taboo
A nationally important person in a conservative society obtaining foreign education
granting educational legitimacy to exotic types of schooling and licensing
challenges "roots" culture while retaining privileges
Much volatility of matters regarding national affiliation and ethnic identity.
The homeland is tumultuous and there are pretenders to the throne. Rahu in 4 causes one to leave one's homeland in search of excitement, but also to be involved intrigue and subversive activities which upset the established order in one's own homeland.
Rahu favors the use of deception and His style usually involves sneaking into forbidden places under culturally false pretenses.
As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu destroys customary entitlement accountabilityand introduces unorthodox behaviors in the parents; in the childhood home; in property ownership, and in folkways education.
Associated with Land Reformmovements and with patriotic cultural revolutions, "the loyal opposition". Rahu-4 uses one's education toward taboo-challenging purposes.
Outsiders who are present in the childhood homecreate a peculiar and unstable or highly diverse upbringing, in which the natural repetition o familiar habits and customs is disrupted (e.g., foreign education) and child is not entirely secure.
The parents might abandon their own cultural roots e.g. the parents might change their religious affiliation so that the childhood home has a different culture than other homes in the extended family network, or perhaps the parents adopt a new ethnicity, nationality, or set of customs.
One may be perceived by others as a foreigner or somehow not quite properly or regularly culturally aligned. There may be a presence of foreign tradesmen, tutors, or dignitaries Or other exotic cultural influences in the childhood home.
Rahu-4 may receive indoctrinationamongst the underclasses or in an exotic, ritually proscribed land.
Excellent placement for a boundary-challenging multi-cultural educator.
Good for owning property in foreign lands. Can accumulate a massive amount of property if Rahu's lord is powerful (see Ammachi, King Birendra) but one does not directly own it. Drives a foreign car :)
May employ surreptitious or unconventional devices to obtain credibility in extremes in the world of real estate and education. Sudden changes of property ownership; damage to properties by natural catastrophe during Rahu periods.
Family lineage is complex and perhaps exaggerated. Irregularities in the transmission of the mother's culture. May fabricate an exciting story of one's roots in a foreign land.
Restless Dissatisfaction with the Home, Homeland, Parents, the Root Culture, and Schooling
Rahu in 4 provides a source of chronic dissatisfaction with the limitations and constraints of the root culture.
Rahu-4 is usually not an obedient student; may suffer lack of concentration, learning style conflict or disability from hyperactivity, ADD/ADHD or similar.
Academy + temple = 6/12 = difficulties
bhava-9 = religious faith + university intellectualism = enters a bad-angle position = a feeling of entrapment in one's own religious or philosophical beliefs
Smoky, oily qualities
in the childhood home and one's regular place, such as coal-burning stoves or living in a neighborhood which suffers heavy industrial pollution (i.e., most large cities).
Childhood home may be near natural or industrial sources of oil.
" Rahu-4 may acquire property and a vehicle and have a happy domestic life.
There may be gain from mother but chance of a law suit.
New pursuits should not be started.
Complete old ones already begun which will give you benefits.
Mother may be unwell, native may suffer psychologically."
Much depends on Rahu's lord.
In general, Rahu brings a disruptive but also fascinating influence into the childhood home.
Frequently Rahu-4 = karaka for quick-money, leap-to-privilege exotic or taboo-breaking activities in the home.
Rahu in 4 is tempted into speculative real-estate markets. Rahu-4 may be mesmerized by the possibility to a quick leap to the top of the social hierarchy (or ability to obtain a level of privilege not yet earned) via real-estate "flip" techniques or other neighborhood-disrupting speculative buy-sell of family homes.
The early education is influenced by foreign cultural attributes, and this unconventional mix of traditional academic form (house-4) with the exotic international content (Rahu) is supported overtly or covertly by an adventurous-minded mother. Native typically enjoys a good quality education so long as Rahu's lord is gracious.
The mother may have unsavory attributes if Rahu's lord bring the unsavory, or the family home may be full of fascinating foreign dignitaries and exotic foods, if Rahu's lord brings refined foreign pleasures.
Rahu is always malefic in some sense,even when His contribution makes Rahu-4 's life more vigorous, interesting, and colorful than would conventionally be allowed. The home becomes a site for sudden changes, sometimes catastrophic. The nature of the catastrophe is known via Rahu's lord. When Rahu's lord is a highly impressionable graha like Chandra or Budha, the lord of the lord will be causative also.
As hereditary monarch, King of Nepal 1972-2001 Birendra Bir Bikram Shah was raised in a household full of foreign dignitaries. Despite the exclusive habits of his religiously conservative and physically isolated country, his education occurred abroad. King Birendra's schooling exposed the monarch to many foreign concepts and viewpoints.
Unfortunately, Rahu's lord is the marakaL-7 Budha. At the onset of Budha Mahadasha, the King was murdered at his own dinner table (4), in the center of home and hearth (4), by a blood relative.
Budha's lord is the miserably neechcha Kuja yuti Shani/Karka in putra bhava. Evidence suggests that Birendra was murdered not only in the hearth of his own home (Rahu/house-4) but also by the hand of his own son.
|Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-4 = 6th-from = bhava-9 =||During Rahu bhukti if L-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by preachers, priests, professors, guru-figures, academic scholarship and religious convictions; by hostility of the father; also via sanctimonious or self-righteous 3rd marriage-partner|
Sudden and dramatic emotional changes caused by eruption of ambitious or privilege-seeking desires emanating from the mother, the maternal grandmother and the early childhood home.
Volatility in one's emotional relationship to one's homeland. Profound instability in the childhood home, usually due to a mixing of cultures in the home, or multiple marriages of the mother, or frequent house moves.
Mother may have an unusual lifestyle.
Tendency to disturb one's own emotional security through frequent house moves and norm-challenging behavior within the home.
Sudden and dramatic emotional changes causes by eruption of surreptitious, self-elevating desires in the maternal grandmother which express within the mother's home culture.
Rahu-4 may become an agent of social-emotional disruption for others, as one expresses taboo-breaking behaviors in one's patriotic actions and home-based settings.
Considerable emotional detachment from issues of public prestige or approval (since Ketu will be in 10th-from-Chandra) yet Rahu-4 may serve at a very high level of organizational leadership and be helped by the detachment.
|Rahu mahadasha 18 years||Hungry desire
to be recognized as a property owner, parent or
schoolteacher, although one has not yet earned the
entitlement to shelter others.
Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, one may become
involved in irregular property claims that may expose
the fraudulence of unpreparedness when one gets in "over
The most salient effects of Rahu in bhava-4 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-4 should be expected during each of the nine bhukti periods of Rahu which occur within the 120 year Vimshottari Dasha.
Rahu-4 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of homes and landed properties; vehicles of land or sea; license examination or diploma; or caretaking, parenting policing entitlements.
The methods of expedient self-elevation for Rahu-4 include "appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-4 such as promotion to higher property-ownership rank, patriotic distinction, sheltering and custodial roles, transport vehicles of all kinds, parent-figure behavior, or involvement with maintenance of the Old Ways such as schoolteaching and parochial religious congregation.
Although Rahu-4 has not yet *earned* the higher entitlements which are normally accorded to property owners, parents, patriots, protectors, and parochial guardians of the local customs, Rahu-4 is motivated by a hungry desire to grasp these entitlements in a "fast-track" fashion. His obsession is boundless.
During Rahu periods, Rahu-4's upward trajectory may involve fraudulent or irregular parenting, schooling, caretaking, sheltering, or property-vehicle behaviors that are "over one's head".
Final results depend on the disposition of the ruler of Rahu's rashi.
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