Passion to Claim the (unearned) Privileges of the Class of negotiators, arbitrators, deal-makers, diplomatsDesires (unearned) recognition for exotic skill in equality, partnership, peerage
"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can't see how it is. " ~~ Ram Dass
Entitlement sought: Rahu-7 wants to appear as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings =
If Shukra or L-7 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of beings.
Alliance and negotiation provides the snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.
Rahu in Bhava- 7
Elevation through Negotiation
Rahu in Bhava-7 alliance = privileges gained via contracts and peer relationships.
Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic marriage.
Unusual or expedient circumstances regarding the primary life partner.
Quest for higher entitlement via peer alliance, partnership, agreement, contract, deal-making, bargaining diplomacy, balancing, weighing, design, architecture, counseling, advising, equalizing.
Ambitious partnering instincts. Gets involved expediently and instrumentally. Self-elevation via risky alliances, deals, bargains, agreements.
Never satisfied with any human-to-human partnership.
Splendid placement for a saint who partners only with divine entities.
Full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 1, 11, and 3.
Rahu in bhava-7 = craves a privileged trust - usually a major social step up, by marriage or diplomatically brokered agreement.
Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Rahu-7 may enter an inappropriate marriage or contract that is "over one's head".
Expedient and instrumental alliances.
Rahu-7 wishes to feel specially "chosen" for a privileged role: permission to join elite interpersonal alliances, particularly to engage in privileged marriages.
Ambition to "marry up".
A bargainer, wheeler-dealer, negotiator, contract-maker, facilitator, middle-man, or broker with a special propensity to enter into promises with:
Engages in exotic or taboo-breaking counseling-advising relationships.
Due to these pressures, unstable and ambitious Rahu in 7 generally indicates several marriages
Via deal-making instincts, ambitious promises, and veiled concessions made during the bargain, one may end up in relationships and holding unsustainable commitments that are "over one's head".
Great Leap Forward via Alliance: Contracts, Agreements, Bargains
Kumbha and Vrishabha:
In rare cases of intensive spiritual practice:
Rahu Risk-taking as a response to conflict
Rahu-7 = 6th-from = bhava-2, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with family history, stored wealth, hoards, or second marriage
As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu-7 disregards customary moral boundaries and signals behavioral inconsistency of the spouse
In the business partners and peer advisers; in the process of making and keeping promises.
Les agents provocateurs represented by Rahu-7 = not necessarily an immoral influence. The agent desires to obtain privileged experience sby "leapfrog" without having followed the conventional proving steps toward social approval of "parity" (7 = matching, partnership, pairs).
Thus Rahu in 7 disturbs the existing orderly limits regarding:
Sexual partnership Rahu expedience
May have an exotic or taboo-breaking attitude toward sexual partnership.
Menstrual problems for women due to ovarian imbalance. Diabetic or other paired-organ imbalance.
The spouse is unwilling to enter alliance, or spouse has very peculiar sensual tastes, and sexual harmony in marriage is disorderly (Rahu) or deranged.
Rahu Mahadasha- Rahu bhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha
During periods of Rahu, a surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the realm of contracts and agreements and partnered interactions.
"Desire for Exotic Alliances"
Desire to challenge conventional boundaries of Marriage Union and Business contracts
attempted re-balance (7) annihilation or impending death (7)
Often an unusual first marriage, first spouse has convention-disregarding, taboo-breaking qualities
The spouse may disregard the legal conditions or emotional trust of marriage
Rahu-7 may appropriate the marital privileges of another
Rahu in 7 disregards marriage conventions according to which one should marry an equal of similar background and habits.
Smoky, gassy, oily qualities
Smoky, oily qualities of the partner or partnership.
Marriage Contract = the Perfect Disguise
Recently I have seen three nativities with Rahu-Kanya-7 that corresponded to life stories involving the recently labeled cultural phenomenon "living on the DL". Two were wives of DL men and one case was a DL male native.
Kanya = the unmarried virgin. Kanya = bhava-6 = dissolution of the marriage agreement.
Kanya signifies being un-yoked, not under contract, unmarried. Jyotisha literature often refers to Kanya as an unmarried female, but Kanya ruled by genderless (or eunuch) Budha really has no gender.
The Latinate term "Virgo" comes from the IE root "wi-ro" meaning 'man' or 'human', which later develops into English words like "virile", "virtue", "world" [wir-alt], and even "were-wolf".
Linguistically it can be seen that Kanya refers to both unmarried men and unmarried women.
DL = American English jargon = "down low".
DL = a historic but only recently labeled-as-such lifestyle whereby a man, for his own reasons, maintains two sexual lives.
His public life is shown to his parents, his extended family, and his official community including his religious affiliations and professional employment.
Rahu-7 's primary identity is is validated by a heterosexual marriage with wife and family, and willing participation in traditional straight men's clubs, church, sports, etc.
Rahu-7 appears to be handsome, successful, and "very married".
Shielded by this convincing disguise (Rahu) Rahu-7 also operates a second, homosexual lifestyle. Rahu-7 may socialize and mate within an illicit (Kanya) "loka" (world) = a location that is proximate to but not culturally connected with the people or activities of the main identity.
Often, this loka = smoky (Rahu) rooms in underclass (Rahu) parts of town. In these outcast (Rahu) environments, men cavort with other men. They pretend (Rahu) as if they are not married (Kanya).
Men living a DL lifestyle share a relationship bond (7) of protecting each other's disguised identities. The mutual fraud (Rahu) is considered a bond of honor which allows participants to continue to enjoy the high regard of their ethnic community, while also pursuing the experience of intensely erotic, dangerous, and forbidden desires. When in public settings, they refrain from showing the traits that would reveal the nature of their alternative (Rahu) mating (7) behaviors.
Frequently the DL man is a model husband and father. Sexual relations in marriage may seem somewhat distant or distracted, and the man may have some unexplained absences, but in general a Rahu-Kanya in bhava-7 has composed a functional and effective argument (Kanya) which successfully rationalizes the rakshasic (Rahu) behavior.
(not dissimilar to a 'functional' alcoholic who successfully compartmentalizes his addictive behaviors.)
The wife, even if she finds out, may choose to 'save face' (7) and not expose the fraud. Thus the Rahu-Kanya-7 yoga = marriage partners who share a conflict that they cannot disclose to others.
outlier, taboo, foreign element
Spouse is an outsider or foreigner in some cultural category:
Rahu-7 and their spouse both have powerful desires. Unstable partnerships unless Shani casts an influence. They like to take risks, both with each other and outside the marriage. High sense of personal entitlement may lead to an exciting or luxurious lifestyle. Partners encourage each other to take greater risks and cross more boundaries.
Not a karaka for fidelity, but an open marriage may be acceptable to both spouses. Helps successful business trade in forbidden or taboo items such as human persons or body parts, sexual services or paraphernalia, drugs of any kind (including beneficial drugs), stolen or contraband goods, unapproved or experimental practices, legal advocacy for foreigners and outcastes. Karaka for multiple marriages.
Foreign, exotic, or taboo-breaking attributes of the spouse. Marriage represents entitlement to satisfy a personal desire at the expense of social conformity.
Spouse and Rahu-7 may be externally successful in worldly life, but the spouses boundary-breaking excesses or foreign behaviors are a permanent source of instability and challenge in Rahu-7 's life. Spouse is inappropriate.
Rahu in bhava-7 is excellent for international business negotiations; spouse's diplomatic capabilities with foreigners is an asset. Spouse from a different cultural background, or was born geographically a long distance away from the birth place of Rahu-7 .
Also good for careers in counseling/advising in multi-cultural and socially taboo-content relationships.
Das / Behari: says:
"Rahu, being a karmic planet, creates much unhappiness in the Seventh Bhava-.
you either suffer from genito-urinary troubles or are dishonorable.
Very often you have to face separation, divorce, or death of the marriage partner.
Fond of traveling, of changing your job, and of cultivating new associations - all with the objective of securing something for personal satisfaction.
Separation from the relatives and public slander.
Hostile to partner,furious, quarrelsome, sick, restless, malicious, strife, opposition and hindrance in every work.
Conceited, sensual and sick.
Trouble and difficulty in travel, rheumatism.
Frightened, irreligious, cruel.
Fast but without family happiness.
Luck through sinful acts.
Gain through dealing with others.
This Rahu is not a killer; but can cause danger to the people indicated by the Bhava-."
Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-7 =
6th-from jayasthana = bhava-12 =
|During Rahu bhukti if L-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by long sojourn in distant lands, dreams and divinations, unsavory manipulations of the ancestor spirits , enclosed rooms, and research into unknown subjects.|
Rahu-Ketu share the rashi axis of Chandra = Emotional volatility, psychic intensity. Emotionally scattered, the feelings may not be successfully connected to each other
If Rahu occupies 7th from Chandra then automatically Chandra yuti Ketu.
Ketu yuti Chandra suggests that the mother is dispersed, disregarding, distanced, not available. It might be her work schedule, her religious or marital commitments, her social life, or her medical issues, but whatever the reason this mother is not fully available to deliver unconditional love to the child.
Rahu 7th from Chandra indicates a mother who is more fascinated by and engaged with her partners, particularly the husband (s), whom the mother perceives as crucial launching pads for her personal self-elevation and gain of privilege.
The native too may attempt to "marry up" in some fashion. Males may become fascinated by rather exotic, typically very beautiful., women ; females by men who seem to radiate extraordinary privilege and power.
Chandra afflicted by Ketu produces emotionally detached "witness" behavior. One may be a keen observer of human life, but the emotional attitude is not sentimental.
In both personal and professional relationships, Chandra-Ketu can often successfully utilize the emotionally disconnected witness function. This yoga enables one to operate quietly but successfully in bizarre, lawless, or inhumane environments.
The Rahu mate expresses public face of the partnership. Rahu's material ambition generally attracts an interesting, risk-positive, self-promoting mate who understands that the partnership is the best platform upon which to launch the mate's own quest for higher privilege.
Unless there are compensating graha in the same bhava with the Chandra-Ketu pair, one with Rahu in 7th-from-Soma may have been traumatized in some unremembered (Ketu) fashion and as an adult can seem unfamiliar with basic compassion.
When pressed for involuntary, instinctive human emotional response, Chandra +Ketu often has nothing to say.
There are many exceptions caused by favorable graha yuti Ketu-Soma:
The Rahu mate assumes role of emotional advocate, attorney, representative who acts with ambitious demonstrative energy on behalf of the native.
The first life-partnership is often a high-contrast relationship with one high-drama mate (the Rahu mate) and one low-engagement mate (the native).
The social outcome of any legal union (marriage or business contract) depends on a number of factors, not the least of which is any graha yuti Rahu. Also of top predictive importance is the condition of bhava-7 counted from lagna.
Chandra-yuti-Ketu = emotionally withdrawn and passive by character. One is more comfortable (Chandra) in the disengaged Witness role.
The mate indicated by Rahu in 7th-from-Soma tends toward hyper-engagement in the relationship, because the union becomes a highly expedient platform to facilitate the mate's own quest for privilege.
As a result the Rahu-7-mate tends to have a more vivid, charismatic personality when compared to the native.
The first marriage, for either gender, is emotionally impulsive or based on immediate gratification of temporary opportunistic desires, and thus typically short-lived
Caution to Chandra-Ketu natives seeking legal marriage in a period of Rahu. Consider waiting to make a sensible decision, until the "high tide" of Rahu period has subsided.
7th-from-Chandra is a maraka position; spouse may be one's partner in death
Rahu mahadasha 18
similar effects during any Rahu bhukti, adapted to the angle between Mahadasha-pati vis-a-vis Rahu
bhava-7 during Rahu mahadasha and during the 9 bhukti
periods of Rahu which occur during the 120 years of the
Vimshottari Dasha, the native experiences urgent ambition to obtain
a privileged agreement via mate or
partner - usually a major social step up, by marriage.
Hungry desire to be recognized as an equal partner, although one has not yet earned the right to determine the point of authentic balance. Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, one often gets into an inappropriate marriage that is "over one's head".
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