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Rahu * Raghu * Rahuva
Randhra * Ayur Bhava-8
Caput Draconis occupies the 8th house
see also: Rahu in 8th-from-Chandra
"Desire to Discover"
Privilege via Forbidden Secrets
Saint Catherine of Siena with Demons, c. 1500 (anonymous)
Rahu drishti to 12, 2, 4 amplifies the clandestine-sanctuary (12) and treasury-acquisition (2) and environmental-protective attributes.
privilege sought via re-invention of Self
disguised as a transformative, healing figure
ambition for new identity, renaissance, rebirth
instrumental expedience of masked resources:
desire to utilize hidden treasures
elevation via secret liaisons; via cultures of secrecy and silence; via occult knowledge, via confidential information, via healing mysteries
ambition to rejuvenate, rebirth, reconstitute, renovate, discover and reveal
fascinating internal reproductive parts
Rahu-ratna may be supportive during Rahu bhukti periods
|~~ "Memories Dreams Reflections" 1875-1961 Carl Jung * occult psychiatrist||"A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them."|
Rahu-8 strives to obtain the privilege accorded to those who can effect sudden, potent, instinctive, forced transformations of identity
Expedient invasive use of:
Elevation via Transformation and Rebirth
Rahu-8 wants transformative, supplanting, re-engineering empowerments which are outside the normal moral boundaries.
Rahu in Bhava-8 sudden revolution = privileges gained via secret knowledge and sudden, forced identity change.
Rahu-8 grants the ability to ambitiously and expediently utilize rule-breaking and 'mixing':
Rahu-8 = passion for sudden upheavals and energy recycling; often amplifies the potency of activities conducted in secrecy; has agency to magnify the conditions of flesh-death
Rahu-8 = overinvested in catastrophe, upheaval, sudden unexpected force. The native is fascinated by disasters, emergencies, conspiracies, hidden threats. Unless corrected by lawful Shani, one may become an alarmist or terrorist who is preys upon the human fear of sudden change.
Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic rebirth, dangerous environments, sudden upheavals, and the conditions of death.
Quest for higher entitlements via:
Professor Rahu generally wants what He lawfully cannot have or socially should not have.
Rahu-8 wishes to obtain the privileges accorded to those who attend Great Transformations.
Rahu-8 is a master of rejuvenation, resuscitation, emergencies, an energetic pursuer of trauma intervention, a skillful manager of affairs conducted with Great Secrecy.
Whatever distinction He obtains in the hungry question for recognition, 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 intensively transformative instincts, responsive movement in a state of terror, and rebirth during catastrophic change. Every day begins with renewed lust for this ephemeral prize.
As much as Rahu hungers for recognition by those who deal in conditions of emergency, terror, disaster, and threat to life, Rahu is frustrated in the veiled, under-cover conditions of randhrasthana. Rahu-8 can only be acknowledge "secretly".
Rahu-8 often brings substantial inheritance, which Rahu-8 wants to use as a catapult into higher privilege even while one tries to hide the money.
Entitlement sought : Rahu-8 wants to appear as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings =
If Mangala or L-8 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of beings.
strong association with socially risky, desire-driven extramarital relationships
|Hidden resources, |
hidden subsidies "on the take"
"on the take"
- and its consequences
Hidden hoards of confidential information
Hidden Sources of Financial Wealth
As a career diplomat, USA Pres-15 "Oregon Treaty" (1857-1861) James Buchanan's main task was to form nationally beneficial relationships with important commercial interests in several countries.
Hidden eruptions, secret forces, masked conditions:
Rahu's quick-ascending tunnel-up passageway =
Bhava-8 provides the snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.
chalakaraka 'slippery' Rahu in bhava-8
chidakaraka 'beheaded' Ketu in bhava-2
Public Figure Examples:
Rahu in Vrishabha * uttama
Rahu in Bhava 8
= 8th- from any lagna
= 8th-from Chandra
The path toward privilege is composed of erupting forces, masked mysteries, confidential information, hidden liaisons and dangerous secrets. The liaisons may be personal, financial, political, even spiritual.
Rahu is fascinated by sudden release of hidden energy.
Claim to occult entitlements.
Rahu's self-elevating platform = the environment of the "apertures" tunnelized membrane openings between the worlds = conduits of the spirits = chakra, channels, rivers, nadi
Cycles of shockingly sudden change.
Self-elevation through risky (Rahu) hidden liaisons, masked dealings, camouflaged treasuries.
Fascinated with dangerous, mysterious secrets.
Gets involved with occult knowledge
Rahu + Chandra = sudden upheaval regarding the mother
Rahu + Surya = sudden upheaval regarding the father
Rahu-8 = a very dicey but high-potential position which can result in
sudden unexpected transformation of identity
reptilian trickery regarding the spousal family of origin and spouse's assets
acquisition of hidden wealth and secret knowledge
Full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 12, 2, and 4.
bhava-8 = 5th from 4th
Politics and Charisma (5) of Educational Diplomas (4)
Unlike inactive, witnessing Ketu in 8 which is overall a spiritually beneficial placement, Rahu in 8 can represent a losing gamble with the dangers of sudden often violent and unexpected changes, specifically changes which initiate the conditions of death.
Rahu-8 = ambition to discover the hidden energetic forces which animate the unknown.
Craving for the "born again" experience:
Rahu tries to trick and deceive the conditions of death, using threats to life for His own instrumental purposes.
Devious Rahu-8 may be intrigued by tantrik promises of fleshly immortality and perhaps become fascinated by the privileges of empowerment through the dark forces.
In His arrogance, Rahu may underestimate the true intensity of the dark force and the corresponding frailty of human defense against annihilation is not recognized until Rahu-8 has entered the inextricable vortex tunnel.
In compounded difficulties such as harsh drishti of Kuja to 8 and other hasteners, possibility of unintentional suicide and other outcomes resulting from the pichchala-karaka's slippery movement to "trick" the conditions of death.
Fascination (Rahu) with the wealth of the partner (2nd from 7th)
Fascination with the Knowledge of the partner (2nd from 7th)
Rahu in bhava-8 = fascinated by the lure of privileged secrets.
Suggests the fascination (Rahu) of extramarital (8) intrigue - but the outcome depends on Rahu's ruler .
Two examples of a Rahu-timed extramarital fascination which harmonized into a second marriage due to the stability of Rahu's ruler :
Excellent placement for
A great desire to be recognized as a discoverer or transformative healer, although one has not yet earned the insight. Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Rahu-8 often gets into misguided tantric or confidential practices that are "over their head".
Rahu Risk-taking as a response to conflict
Rahu-8 = 6th-from = bhava-3, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with commercial business, the siblings, or the family of the 2nd spouse
"Desire to Possess Mysterious Secrets"
Passion to challenge conventional boundaries that define Hidden or Confidential Knowledge and Sudden, Forced Changes
The partner-helpmate's contribution to assets (2nd from 7th) = masked in secrecy
Uses surreptitious or unconventional methods to obtain credibility in situations of catastrophic change, radical healing, emergencies, interventions and invasive "break-ins"
radical asset "discoveries" = uncovering the existence of hidden natural resources
"Way to Wealth" 1706-1790 Benjamin Franklin = electricity
exposing the psychological hidden motivations
One wishes to feel specially "chosen" for a privileged role: permission to join elite secret societies and confidential knowledge reserves.
As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu destroys customary moral boundaries and behavioral consistency
Les agents provocateurs represented by Rahu-8
The agent desires to obtain privileged experiences by "leapfrog" without having followed the conventional proving steps toward social approval of "mystery" (8 = exploration of the hidden, magical, occult).
Thus Rahu in 8 disturbs the credentialing process and existing orderly limits regarding:
Depending on the strength of Rahu and Rahu's planetary lord, Rahu-8 may suffer an passion for secrets.
Rahu is beneficial in bhava-8, but only for magical or tantric healings, such as surgery, and emergency intervention. Rahu in bhava-8 may bring inherited wealth, and surprisingly broad access to privileged information. Much hidden interaction with foreigners, exotic and secret world-power lineages (if in a regal sign) and a great attraction to situations involving catastrophic, forced, and sudden changes.
Hunger for the hidden, secret, mysterious, confidential, deadly, dangerous, or taboo.
Keynote of interventionist healers in the Acute transitional stages of life and death. Makes an excellent psychiatrist and medical or crime writer. Engaged with the rebuilding of identity after catastrophic change. Intrigued by the extraordinary disruption of life force during emergencies.
Hunger for immersion in sudden movements of the cycle of birth and death, such as acute psycho-medical trauma, emergency first-responder, medical "triage", wills and estates, large-scale taxation, managing weapons of mass destruction, awareness of forces of great evil in the world.
Bodily vitality and social personality difficulties
"Damned if you do; damned if you don't."
When Rahu = 8, naturally Ketu = 2, then bhava-1 social personality enters a bad-angle position= a feeling of being trapped in the wrong body.
the notoriously challenging 6th-from-Rahu = an attempt at quick self-elevation during which one becomes the victim of fraud or tricky deceit during the conception process
the notoriously challenging 12th-from-Ketu = an attempt to withdraw from involvements with the family lineage (2) during which one is prevented from "clean cut" separation because 12th-from-Ketu frustratingly 'dissolves the detachment' and re-invigorates the historic family bond.
This sort of body and the social personality which develops on its basis is adversarial to Rahu-8 's true spiritual self and unsatisfying to the point of impoverishment or physical illness, yet psychically (Ketu) it is quite hard to get out of the body.
A compulsive keeper of secrets. Fascinated with the secrecy surrounding taboo actions and desirous of tantrik knowledge. Wants to explore and Adventure in forbidden areas, both physical and psychological. Likes to stir the cauldron. Easily gets into secret terrain that is "over one's head".
May "secretize" information which was previously open.
Other People's Money (8)
Can be tempted to file false insurance claims, invest money which in truth belongs to others, and claim expertise not truly possessed ... because Rahu-8 sees these temporary little white lies as small expediencies which can assist the overall trajectory, and naturally these small misallocations will be forgotten once Rahu arrives in the glorious elite.
Das / Behari: says:
"... you are always trying to attain your goal, but unfortunately your goal is not often clear to you.
Under such conditions you always worry about unimportant things or strive after something which seems important momentarily but gives no ultimate satisfaction,
You suffer from complex ailments which are difficult to diagnose.
Rahu promotes health; promises longevity; grants gifts, legacies and inheritance from the dead.
You are extravagant, sick, strife with brothers, life away from birthplace, unhappy family life.
Denied happiness through spouse, children, honor, education; suffers from diseases of rectum, diabetes; hindrances or enemies.
Respected and recognized by the rulers and pundits.
Fortune smiles once; but losses mock you again and again.
Forsaken by the noble for no reason.
Free from danger; suffers from diseases of the generative organs, hydrocele, gain through defeated enemy. Trouble, ill-spoken, slow coach and ailing.
Vicious. Much trouble and suffering.
Praised by the state. Condemned by some. Many ups and downs.
Honor and fame from the government, noble by deed and thought, healthy, some income or employment.
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Sudden and dramatic emotional changes causes by eruption of acquisitive or possessive desires in the family of one's first spouse (in-laws) or the former partner of one's second spouse.
During Rahu periods, secret monies, one's own hidden relationships, and information supposedly protected by confidentiality agreements, may be exposed.
(Hillary + Tenzing Norgay's triumphant summit of Chomolungma/Everest occurred at the end of his Chandra/Kuja period, followed by his shocking disruption into a world hero in Chandra/Rahu.
|Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-8 = |
6th-from randhrasthana = bhava-1 =
|During Rahu bhukti if L-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by hostile social response to the appearance of the physical body and critical, argumentative, or accusing behaviors embedded in the social personality|
6th-from-Rahu-in-8 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = The Trouble-makers:
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu =
6/12 agency bhava-1
The bhava which = 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = 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 Rahu-8 .
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 Rahu-8 '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-8 '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.
The native typically does not desire to eradicate their power to control secret knowledge. It is a precious and intriguing capability. The physical body may be exploited (6) for Rahu's purposes; the resulting imbalance can be corrected via Seva for those suffering mysterious or undiagnosable disease (6). Rahu-8 is a healer's placement, and when properly used Rahu-8 can become the agent of miraculous transformations.
|~~ Ram Dass|| |
"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can't see how it is. "
|Effects of Rahu mahadasha 18 years |
Effects of Rahu bhukti Effects of Rahu
Effects of Rahupratyantardasha
During periods of Rahu, a surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the realm of sudden emergence and mysteries and confidential interactions.
Also strong results of Rahu-8 should be expected during each of the nine bhukti periods of Rahu which occur within the 120 year Vimshottari Dasha.
Rahu-8 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of confidential information or knowledge of catastrophically dangerous situations. Suggests a potential path of ascension via extramarital intrigue however the emotional urge for secrecy may equally likely express via clandestine political affair involving hidden power or cleverly hidden financial assets.
The methods of expedient self-elevation for Rahu-8 include "appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-8 such as promotion to higher emergency-management rank; surgical distinction; healing roles; handling explosive, revolutionary, sensitive or classified information;, and environments of great danger or secrecy. Diplomat Benjamin Franklin * Rahu-8.
Although Rahu-8 has not yet *earned* the higher entitlements which are normally accorded to tantriki, surgeons, nuclear physicists, physicians of world leaders, and disaster first-responders, Rahu-8 is motivated by a hungry desire to grasp these entitlements in a "fast-track" fashion. His obsession is boundless.
During Rahu periods, Rahu-8's upward trajectory may involve fraudulent or irregular handling of secret money, secret knowledge, or secret relationships that are "over one's head".
Final results depend on the disposition of the ruler of Rahu's rashi.
file update: 09-Oct-2015
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