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Aum ram ravahe namah
Raghu * Rahuva
Mantra * Vidya * Putra-Putriki * Bhava-5
Caput Draconis * North Node
the fifth house
see also: Rahu in 5th-from-Chandra
* passion for creativity, politics and drama *
"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can't see how it is."
~~ Ram Dass
Rahu drishti to 9, 11, 1 amplifies the ideological-patronage (9) and network-participation (11) and physical-appearance (1) attributes.
Passion for Political Privilege
special and important in center-stage roles
Urgent ambition to create drama
passion for politics, celebrity, literary genius, games
urgently ambitious charisma
disguised as a brilliant game-player or a royal figure
Pitri Dosha: casts a dramatic shadow over the father, father-figures, kings, celebrities, politicians, dramatists, creative artists, and games-players. These characters suffer from amplified, exaggerated, and expedient but falsified displays of autocracy and self-righteousness. The king's throne or the political power-center may be occupied by an impostor. In cultures where male ancestors are worshipped, pitri dosha suggests irregular ceremonial respect to the male ancestors (shraddha). Tends to disturb the relationship between one's father and one's children. For this reason among others, Rahu-5 is favorable for adoption or acquisition of children.
prestige sought via children, creativity, literature, intelligence fashion, politics, royalty, celebrity
desire to be recognized as a centrally important, radiant light
fascinating heart, spine
Elevation through Celebration
Elevation through Celebration
splendid placement for a theatrical performer, literary artist, or charismatic politician
The privilege-seeking ambitions of Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 express via creative intelligence.
Although outwardly a somewhat friendless and socially disconnected personality due to Ketu in bhava-11, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 invests great energy in pursuit of demonstrations of political acumen which promise to advance His social entitlements.
Camouflaging, disguising Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 wants to appear as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings =
|Elevation via Fascination|
Rahu utilizes the theatrical stage of Bhava-5 creativity
Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic politics, romance, theatrics, celebrity and charisma.
Quest for superior privilege via intelligence, speculation, gambling, politics, and offspring . Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 is overinvested in children, politics, entertainment, celebrity, charisma, center-stage entitlements.
As an adversary of Shani, Rahuva wants what He socially legitimately cannot have (Shani legitimation).
As an adversary of Chandra, Rahuva also craves what He morally should not have (Chandra, morality, the "walls" surrounding the settlement, local environment produces morality.)
It is the desire of Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 to receive the privileges accorded to:
Whatever distinction He obtains in the hungry question for recognition, hungry Rahu 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 political empowerment, charismatic centrality, and poetic, romantic brilliance. Every day begins with renewed lust for this ephemeral prize.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 = amplified political-creative impetus toward self-elevation through rule-evading risk.
The full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 9, 11, and 1.
A Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 parent may convert the process of raising children into a self-focused dramatic performance. It is not really about the children.
chalakaraka Rahu in bhava 5
chidakaraka Ketu in bhava 11
5 = 11th from 7th
Rahu craves to enter into association with those whose gains, profits and goal-achievement are typically obtained from activities of the 7th portion.
Rahu aims to gain a fraudulent or as-yet-unearned qualification into this class of persons.
This class of entitlement obtains material increase (11) from the basis of bhava-7 contractual agreement.
Rahu desires those Fruits and profits arising:
Rahu-Amplified losses from uncomfortable divorce
"losses from divorce" = 12th-from-6th = bhava-5.
Bhava-5 provides the snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.
Public Figure Examples:
Rahu in Kumbha swakshetra
Amplification of the importance of charisma, politics, individual creativity, and children (5), often at the expense of the practical awareness of the larger social community (11).
"Knows " that one is destined for greatness as a member of the elevated class that has been specially chosen to promote one's children, one's creative performance, one's romantic literature, political power , or gambling genius.
Rahu in Bhava 5
urgent ambition to obtain political intelligence. Oily, smoky things in the position of center-stage glamour and attention. Fuels, gasses, explosives.
hungers to be recognized as
a brilliant speculator or gamesman
theatrical performers * a passion for center-stage
wishes to be perceived as "naturally" possessed of a charismatic glamour which admits to membership in the genius class
camouflaged participant in celebrity-activism
desire to join the company of those blessed with divinely good luck
Always hungry for, but never satisfied with
Rahu in 8th from 10th
Extremely strong political-theatrical instincts toward self-elevation through risk. However, the full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 9, 11, and 1.
Rahu in bhava-5 = craves the privilege of creative self-expression via performance arts, politics, or children.
May involve a taboo-breaking fertility quest or foreign adoption.
Reckless Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may signal a risqué pregnancy; or romance. The first child may be socially illicit in some way, as 5 = 8th from 10th, but this is rarely harmful.
Generally, if Rahu enjoys the mutual drishti or yuti Guru, ambitions to self-promote via children are fulfilled and many lives are benefitted.
Otherwise, expedient Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 can deprive one of self-produced children even while generating dozens or even millions of students
Exotic or highly unusual situations regarding the children
The situation may mix unusual children with remarkable students
Idealistic, political and romantic . Political election, romance, or children provides a platform for personal ascendance. Rahu craves elevation to a higher social station via politics, theatre, children, or creative performance.
A great desire to express personal genius , although one has not yet earned the wisdom to understand the source of that creativity.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may be driven by a passionate desire to be the radiant center of political attention, like a sparkling brilliant confident King .
Desire to be seen at center stage in both politics and theatre: celebrity-activists
Rahu uses the creative intelligence or the children as a platform from which to launch the Great Leap, but does not remain consistent with the political or creative agenda that one was elected or nominated to carry out.
Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 often gets into misguided child-raising or illicit politicking that is "over their head".
By means of divine intelligence, showmanship , and speculative gaming, one wishes to obtain the privileges of royalty.
Rahu favors the use of deception and His style usually involves sneaking into forbidden places under culturally false pretenses.
Great Leap Forward via Personal Genius: Politics, Theatre, Romantic Amusements, and Games
Rahu's Great Leap Forward in bhava-5 creates a sudden advance to a higher level of social privilege via a shape-shifting change in
During the mahadasha of Rahu and bhukti periods of Rahu, one may"re-invent" the political self to facilitate a move to center-stage which more effectively matches the customs of a royal or celebrity echelon.
Rahu-Rahu swabhukti of France-Emperor 1769-1821 Napoleon Bonaparte = onset of the 1789 French Revolution .
In Shukra/Rahu period, the actress and child welfare advocate"Mighty Heart" drama-activist Angelina Jolie adopted a child (Rahu/5 = adopted children) and changed her legal name to her stage name = "Angelina Jolie" ("pretty") .
"Desire for Exotic Creativity"
Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the realms of children, politics, creativity, literature, performance arts, theatre, speculation, and games.
Rahu the Intruder disregards the approved steps for generating children, upsets the schedule of theatrical performance art, and makes one privy to disturbing and possibly dangerous threats to national security.
Rahu Mahadasha - Rahu bhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha
During periods of Rahu, a surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the realm of shelter and foundations and caretaking interactions.
One's passion for connecting to this enticing exotic agent is disruptive but exciting and each iteration breaks some limit upon how many and which types of roots one is allowed to grow.
Restless Dissatisfaction with Children, Intelligence, Politics, Celebrity
Rahu the Rogue provides an extreme desire to obtain political celebrity and to receive applause for brilliant performance.
Les agents provocateurs represented by Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 = 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"creativity" (5, intelligence, genius, children).
Thus Rahu in 5 disturbs the existing orderly limits regarding:
Children bahu-putra yoga
Rahu in putra bhava = "bahuputra yoga "
results = If Rahu occupies 5 and Rahu does NOT occupy either Makara navamsha or Kumbha navamsha then a possibility opens of having a rather large number of Children. There should however be other factors which support good expansion of the child-count, such as a well place Jupiter.
Children might live with outcasts or foreigners.
children = one may enjoy parenting children from diverse origins, including
conditions of the birth or adoption of the first child are likely to cross cultural barriers in some fashion, for example a single-parent adoption or a child born out of wedlock
Child before wedlock
The birth of children becomes politicized
one becomes a voice in the politics of children's welfare
One tends to disregard conventional limitations regarding production, acquisition, and raising of children
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may appropriate the children of another
Children especially the eldest are unusual, perhaps adopted
or born under unusual circumstances
The Rahu child is desirable, ambitious, and attractive, but may be a channeler of alternative personalities per Rahu-1. (depends on Rahu's ruler )
Rahu's pride generates a great desire to exercise the creative intelligence.
One seeks to achieve self-elevation through acquisition of children. May feel entitled (5) to the social validation granted to those who raise society's children, yet often the offspring do not arrive on the conventional schedule.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 feels a passion for children despite not quite having earned the entitlement in parallel lives . Confidence in one's reproductive powers is low but recognition (Rahu) entitlement (5) = high.
Children are exotic or 'marked' (remarkable) in some fashion; often a foreign adoption, or one accepts the children of another.
Children are indeed a means to an end, the end being self-glorification (Rahu) rather than a natural continuation of a divine spark of intelligence (normal reproduction). Too much desire and not enough faith somewhat perverts the natural fertility process. Thus, devious means of producing or acquiring children must be resorted to.
If Guru casts drishti upon 1, 5 or 9 or Guru casts drishti upon Chandra; if Chandra occupies 1, 5 or 9;, none of the above devious machinations (Rahu) will overly complicate the biological process. At least one child arrives biologically when Guru's fertile eye glances at cool, moist Soma or the fortunate basal trine.
As a general rule of Rahu in 5, while Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may overly promote one's child in order to bring glorious justification to oneself (e.g., a 'stage mother') nevertheless offspring arrive into one's life in an abundant, natural way and there is little need for misgiving.
With Rahu in 5, success in obtainment of children depends on the bhava-lord but inevitably Rahu the co-lord of Shani's rashi Kumbha will cause some ego-conflict and sorrow in matters of social justification (Surya vs Shani) in the process of reproduction and child-raising.
Rahu in 5 in a barren rashi (Kanya, Mithuna, Makara, Kumbha) generally signifies lack of children. However if Budha or Shani are well positioned, e.g. in a trine and supported by child-positive companion graha, children may be obtained albeit by complex and possibly expensive means.
In other rashi, the circumstances of the children will reflect the character of the lord of putra bhava. Not a reactionary but a risk-taker in creative endeavors. A gambler who loves games of chance.
For a good life, avoid low-class gambling scenarios such as casinos. May give exceptionally interesting, volatile, and/or spectacularly profitable results in stock-market speculation, especially if Surya is also in this bhava.
Agents of approval, admiration, applause = risk-takers and cultural-boundary challengers.
Passion and desire are the primary means of gaining ego-validation, attention and approval.
Smoky, oily things
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may be involved in the politics of pollution both socially in terms of managing ostracized darker (Rahu) out-groups and materially, in terms of regulating toxic pollution of the natural environment
One wishes to feel specially "chosen" for a privileged role: permission to join the class of Kings, the spectacularly rich , elite politicians, creative performers, and literary genii, in a celebrity place at the center of attention.
Literary and performance art:
raising children and expressing individual creativity.
As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu upsets customary moral boundaries and induces risky behavior:
Rahu disrupts the customary methods of raising children and expressing individual creativity.
Can be an indication of celebrity, if Rahu's dispositor is favorable.
Underclass, exotic, or taboo attributes of the children . Stomach trouble for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 .
Only the bhava lord can determine whether Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 can raise these unusual children, or whether the kids will be raised by others (servants, ex-spouses, etc.)
Expansive but unstable desire for children, which may be thwarted due to psychic fluctuations and inconsistency of purpose. Fascination with celebrity and political power. Excited applause received from the audience in response to Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 's expressions of individual genius.
Otherwise, peculiar circumstances surrounding the conception and development of children. Depending on the rashi, the child may become famous or distinguished in its own culture.
Always something unusual in the circumstances of conceiving the first child . Frequently an indicator of foreign adoption. Can signify adopting or raising one's grandchildren because one's own children have an irregular lifestyle.
Career + public status difficulties
"Damned if you do; damned if you don't."
When Rahu = 5, naturally Ketu = 11.
bhava-10 = public dignity + profession = enters a bad-angle position = a feeling of entrapment in career
"Your creativity has a strange or foreign aura; not bad, but deep and unusual .
You are deeply interested in liberation from material entanglement.
During the periods ruled by Rahu, you will experience gains and success.
Watch out for your own difficulties with the heart and lungs.
During Rahu ruled periods, watch for indigestion and excess bile.
6th-from-Rahu-in-5 : 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = The Trouble-makers:
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = The Trouble-makers:
6/12 agency = bhava-10 =
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu
Fame and acclaim, rank and recognition: Rahu wants it - but can Rahu get it?
The bhava which = 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = karma bhava = most conflicted, adversarial, toxic, frustrating, every-way-but-loose environment of the nativity
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 Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 .
Compared to 6th-from-Shani
6th-from-Shani-related disagreement and conflict improves with age, neutrality, and patience.
6th-from-Rahu = the disagreements, disappointments, broken contracts, accusation, arguments, and adversarial relationships which originate in Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 '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-seeking-a-remedy such as debt leading to poverty or servitude, which are triggered by Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 's instinctive desire (Rahu) to challenge boundaries and leap-frog over customary stepwise earnings.
The negative consequences of 6th-from angles are karmic in origin. Persons whom one may have inadvertently harmed in parallel lives may suddenly appear as exploiters, enemies, or disease agents during periods of Rahu or lord of 6th-from-Rahu. They enforce servitude, start conflicts, and cause or treat disease during this period.
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.
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.
Brown has done well in elections to various important civic offices at the US-State level. He has won the Governor's election three times, been voted State's Attorney-General, a two-term Mayor of the very large city of Oakland, and numerous other top roles in governing the US state whose population is greater than the nation of Canada.
However, unlike many US politicians who used their fame and power from California governance as a launching pad to project themselves into power roles in Washington D.C., Brown has never won a US-national level election.
Still, every time he aimed for the top - he failed. He encountered no serious animosity or disagreement at the state level, but when the goal became national-level governance rank, Brown hit the skids. He could not get the support he needed either financially or from the essential base of volunteer campaigners.
With the lords of six bhava in bhava-10, Brown is surely a capable leader and widely recognized after decades of holding high-visibility (10) government (10) positions. His father Pat Brown was CA governor before young Jerry started doing the job; clearly the father's knowledge and values (10) contributed a great deal to the younger governor's repeated successes in state regulation and imposing the rule of law (10).
However those same six bhava-pati occupy the awkward and disagreeable 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.
Brown has proven himself a highly capable governing executive but still he never quite achieves the top ranks, due to karma bhava's less benevolent angle to Rahu-Ketu.
| Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-5 = |
6th-from mantrasthana = bhava-10 =
|During Rahu bhukti if L-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by imposed obligation to adhere to public moral standards, need to maintain a top organizational position, professional career responsibilities and substantial leadership duties|
| effects of Rahu mahadasha 18 years
effects of Rahu bhukti
effects of Rahu pratyantardasha
| Most salient effects of Rahu in bhava-5 * passion for politics, celebrity, games 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 Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 should be expected during each of the nine bhukti periods of Rahu which occur within the 120 year Vimshottari Dasha.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of creative intelligence, political charisma, extraordinary children, or celebrity fame.
Methods of expedient self-elevation for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 include"appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-5 such as promotion to more central political positions, creative distinction in literary or dramatic performance, hub-of-the wheel roles, scholarly brilliance, king-figure behavior, and flaunting of bhagya good-luck via financial speculation and gambling.
Although Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 has not yet *earned* the entitlements of authentic creativity which are normally accorded to royalty, children, and genius performers, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 is motivated by a hungry desire to grasp these entitlements in a"fast-track" fashion. His ambition is boundless.
Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5's upward trajectory may involve fraudulent or irregular methods of financial speculation, gambling and games, political empowerment, creation, or procreation that are over one's head.
Final results depend on the disposition of the ruler of Rahu's rashi.
file update: 25-Aug-2016
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