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OM bhram bhrim bhraum sah rahave namah

B. P. Lama Modern Observations

Rahu Mahadasha * 18 years

Modern description of the sequence of experiences structured into the Rahu Mahadasha, written by Barbara Pijan Lama


Ambitious Leap Forward = "Express Elevator"

Jump-Start

BPHS = Nine Mahadasha Periods of the 108-year Vimshottari Dasha

  1. BPHS Ketu Mahadasha = 7 years
  2. BPHS Shukra Mahadasha = 20 years
  3. BPHS Surya Mahadasha = 6 years
  4. BPHS Chandra Mahadasha = 10 years
  5. BPHS Mangala Mahadasha = 7 years
  6. BPHS Rahu Mahadasha = 18 years
  7. BPHS Guru Mahadasha = 16 years
  8. BPHS Shani Mahadasha = 19 years
  9. BPHS Budha Mahadasha = 17 years
BP Lama Vimshottari Dasha commentaries
  1. BP Lama Ketu Mahadasha
  2. BP Lama Shukra Mahadasha
  3. BP Lama Surya Mahadasha
  4. BP Lama Chandra Mahadasha
  5. BP Lama Mangala Mahadasha
  6. BP Lama Rahu Mahadasha
  7. BP Lama Guru Mahadasha
  8. BP Lama Shani Mahadasha
  9. BP Lama Budha Mahadasha
Nine Bhukti sub-periods of the Rahu Mahadasha
  1. Rahu Mahadasha + Rahu bhukti = swabhukti
  2. Rahu Mahadasha + Guru bhukti
  3. Rahu Mahadasha + Shani bhukti
  4. Rahu Mahadasha + Budha bhukti
  5. Rahu Mahadasha + Ketu bhukti
  6. Rahu Mahadasha + Shukra bhukti
  7. Rahu Mahadasha + Surya bhukti
  8. Rahu Mahadasha + Chandra bhukti
  9. Rahu Mahadasha + Mangala bhukti = chida-dasha

BPL:

Seven years of Mangala's intensely competitive, vigorously active, warlike Mahadasha are completed.

Now comes 18 years of kamakaraka Rahu.

Rahu Leaps Up, Ketu Falls Down

  • Both Rahu periods and Ketu periods provide dramatic effects which transport the native out of one'se cultural and familial norms and expectations

What Rahu Giveth, Ketu Taketh Away

  • Rahu periods generally indicate a Great Leap Forward in the endeavors of Rahu's bhava, rashi, and matters controlled by Rahu's Lord.

  • Ketu periods generally indicate surrender, abandonment, and detachment in the endeavors of Ketu's bhava, rashi, and matters controlled by Ketu's Lord.

During Rahu's Mahadasha and during each of His bhukti periods, rules will be broken or circumvented and cultural taboo ignored .

  • Rahu crashes through barriers and invades regulated zones.

  • Rahu is by nature illicit, illegal, pernicious, disregarding of law and convention, counter to the established practices, non-conformist, favoring the company of outcastes and foreigners, delighting in the exotic, a purveyor of forbidden things, unconcerned with cultural definitions of pollution, uncaring of marriage regulations, a permitter and facilitator of unmitigated desire.

  • Rahu covers His tracks with a haze of oily smoke. the native rarely enjoys much consciousness during a Rahu period when the brilliant light of Divine intelligence emitted by Lord Surya cannot penetrate the smoky polluted aura of rakshasya Rahu the great Naga King.

  • Rahu = an interloper and a pretender to the throne, a fraud and a poseur. Pretending to represent love, or true values, or authorized power, He substitutes raw desire which has lain unfulfilled for many lifetimes. Rahu's planetary lord will reveal Rahu's objectives and His style of obtaining possession of those things.

Beware that Rahu's promises while magnetically attractive will ultimately turn out to be false because His power is not legitimate.

  • However Rahu's classic Faustian delusion will look good during the duration of Rahu period whether that is the Rahu Mahadasha lasting 18 years or merely a pratya-antara-dasha lasting a few weeks or months.

The object of Rahu's desire has been wanted by the native for millennia.

  • The desire has been suppressed in the subconscious in order to keep the native safe.

  • Rahu leaps into action like a great coiled snake.

  • When He is empowered by time-lordship in the Vimshottari Dasha, Rahu breaks out of subconscious captivity and fills the native with a surge of desire for a person, place, idea, experience, entitlement, or empowerment.

  • Rahu has deep, long-unsatisfied desires and during His periods He may be unstoppable unless constrained by Shani the Regulator.

    In any case there is rarely a need to stop Rahu's rampage since the fruits of parallel lives must emerge.

The best advice for Rahu periods is to relax and enjoy a walk on the wild side. It is true that Shani will impose the lawful consequences but generally one can have a bit of fun before that happens : )

Characteristics of Rahu

Rahu the Rogue works surreptitiously, swiftly, by insinuation. He insinuates Himself into the elite class whose privilege He desires to obtain.

For example,

  • Rahu in bhava-10 = the chalakaraka hungers for the privileges accorded to those who have earned the rank of executive decision-makers and social leaders.

  • Rahu in bhava-11 = the chalakaraka hungers for the privileges accorded to those who have earned the rank of importance in marketplace, "high net worth individuals", fund-raisers, and "socialites".

The Rahu-figure appears to be an outside person, but be advised: Rahu is a phantom!

Rahu bhukti of the Vimshottari Dasha, especially the Rahu-Rahu swabhukti, indicate the most vivid, psychologically intense periods of psychic projection that will occur during the entire lifetime.

Key points:

  • Rahu's modus operandi = maximum self-elevation.

  • Rahu is mesmerizing.

  • Appearing to fulfill one's deepest desires, Rahu sways to the music like a cobra enticed upward from the snake-charmers basket. He fascinates.

Rahula cleverly uses the available resources - whoever and whatever is immediately accessible - as opportunities to propel His quickest trajectory into the privileges accorded to the elite class who occupy a higher social station.

BPHS predictions for Rahu periods:

Parashara generally predicts that Bhukti periods of Rahu provide good results when Rahu occupies these placements:

bhava = Sahaja, Randhra, Karma, or Labha

rashi = Mesha, Kumbha, Kanya, or Vrishabha.

For Budha-Rahu periods, BPHS says:

if Rahu is in a Kendra, or Trikona, Or, if Rahu is in Mesha, Kumbha, Kanya, or Vrishabha. Effects, like reverence from the king, good reputation, gain of capital wealth, visits to sacred shrines, performance of religious sacrifices and oblations, recognition, gain of clothes etc., Are derived in the Antara Dasha of Rahu in the Dasha of Budha,[Chapter 58: Effects of the Antara Dashas in the Dasha of Budhashloka 47-49.]

  • if Rahu is in Sahaja, Randhra, Karma, or Labha, there will be an opportunity to have conversation, or a meeting with the king, In this position, if Rahu be associated with a benefic, there will be a visit to a new king. [Chapter 58: Effects of the Antara Dashas in the Dasha of Budhashloka 51]

  • Rahu effects in practice:

    Rahu-Ketu periods in a normal, otherwise-balanced western person will create an era marked by unusually high "emotional permission" to cross taboo boundaries.

    KETU is the primary karaka for abandonment and wandering. The special character of Rahu-Ketu period is that it signifies an intense desire (Rahu) for a partnership (Rahu-Ketu) that cannot be completed. Ketu signifies wandering away from relationships, due to psychic inability to connect with the partner. Think about the story of the beheading of Rahu-Ketu, and it will be easy to understand why Ketu is "headless" with no sense of direction!

    For example, Rahu the Rakshasa gives permission to break these common social taboo barriers (common to many societies worldwide):

    • marry outside one's tribe or ethnic community;

    • have an extramarital or premarital affair;

    • eat meat; gamble; dance; be naked;

    • touch forbidden objects or hear forbidden instructions

    • perform magic, speak curses, and foretell the future; talk openly with spirits

    • explore taboo sexual practices.

    Rahu permits much more direct engagement with matters of ritual pollution - or even physical pollution

    • such as dealing with underclass persons, blood or corpses.

    Rahu's effect gets physical when ingesting taboo/illegal drugs, or taboo amounts of a sanctioned intoxicant like alcohol. Or when a person from a culture where meat (or a particular kind of meat) is taboo, starts eating those taboo/polluted foods.

    For example,

    • a foreign student from a strictly vegetarian family might travel to a cow-eating country and find themselves eating cow meat.

    • Mahatma Gandhi left his traditional Gujarati family for law school in London during Shukra/Rahu period -and had a conscious, life-changing struggle with numerous religious taboos, especially eating meat.

    • This early moral struggle prepared him for later work releasing (Rahu) caste taboos in So. Africa and India.

    For an example of the taboo impact of extramarital affairs, see UK-Prince, environmentalist Charles

    • The onset of Charles' Rahu Mahadasha, where radix Rahu is extremely powerful yuti lagnesha Chandra in super-high-visibility karmasthana, shows the worldwide impact of his long extramarital affair with Camilla Parker-Bowles. The affair itself originated much earlier in the prince's life, but the dramatic public effects of it began for him in 1995 - the year his Rahu Mahadasha started.

    Effects are first and foremost determined by the bhava occupied by Rahu.

    Depends on your culture, and whichever planets are yuti Rahu, or receive drishti from Rahu.

    The two biggest Forbidden Zones in American society are Sex and Death. So, Sex and Death are where we see the dominant effects of Rahu for westerners:

    • extramarital affairs,

    • homosexual, polyandrous/polygamous union, or other taboo-sexual emergence;

    • intense erotic attractions of all kinds

    • exotic/exogenous marriages; including foreigners, class/caste gap and age gap

    • suicide, infanticide (abortion), ritual murder; and other taboo sorts of death

    • Events that *combine* sex and death in ritual form

    Rahu does produce the occasional Pentecostal snake-dancer and other tantrik-tantric outcroppings, but middle class folk will find that most of their Rahu adventure is centered around a core group of secret, forbidden activities:

    • extramarital affairs and other forbidden sexualities;

    • illegitimate pregnancies and abortions;

    • Occasionally, suicide in the family.

    Inter-racial and inter-faith marriages are much less taboo in America than they used to be. But still, one of the most common effects of a Rahu bhukti for the strong Rahu person (who has Rahu drishti to the marriage house) is to cause exogenous marriage, a marriage outside their caste, class, religion, or tribe.

    Other Rahu marriages are those with a major age gap, where the spouse is old enough to be one's parent or grandparent (because it resembles parent-child incest).

    Another interesting pattern in marriages made during Rahu bhukti, is that they tend to end in divorce either within the same Rahu bhukti that caused the marriage (in other words, within 3 years maximum) -or- at the subsequent Rahu bhukti (which might be as long as 18 years in the future).It is not so simple as saying that if the marriage was made under Rahu then divorce will also occur during a subsequent Rahu period. There are multiple factors required to create a divorce. Still, it is a common pattern that warns the Jyotishi to be on alert.

    In the Rahu-dominated entertainment industry, interracial marriage bears little stigma, and as an attention-getter it can be a public relations plus. However, outside of this subculture wherein "there is no bad publicity", exotic marriages eventually do become stigmatized, on both sides.

    Q: Rite now I am having a mahadasha of rahu and my father is also having mahadasha of rahu.

    I just want to know if it is something to worry,

    A: In general, worrying creates poor mental health.

    For good mental health, teach yourself about your own placement of Rahu, and teach yourself about your Father's placement of Rahu.

    When you become educated about the characteristics of the two types of Rahu, one for you and one for your Father, then you can be prepared with appropriate expectations.

    However, do not fall into the bad habit of worrying. Maintain a positive attitude and develop your problem-solving intelligence.

    Sincerely, BPL

    1. Rahu in Mesha
    2. Rahu in Vrishabha
    3. Rahu in Mithuna
    4. Rahu in Karkata
    5. Rahu in Simha
    6. Rahu in Kanya
    7. Rahu in Thula
    8. Rahu in Vrischika
    9. Rahu in Dhanushya
    10. Rahu in Makara
    11. Rahu in Kumbha
    12. Rahu in Meena

    1. Rahu in Mesha
    2. Rahu in Vrishabha * uttama
    3. Rahu in Mithuna
    4. Rahu in Karkata
    5. Rahu in Simha
    6. Rahu in Kanya
    7. Rahu in Thula
    8. Rahu in Vrischika
    9. Rahu in Dhanushya
    10. Rahu in Makara
    11. Rahu in Kumbha
    12. Rahu in Meena
    To a lesser extent than the bhava effects which indicate the procedures, mechanisms, and fixed environment of the period, the rashi occupied by Rahu is also determinative.

    Rashi effects include more cultural and stage-setting environment whereas the bhava predict actions, mechanics, and processes.

    More importantly, look to the lord of Rahu's rashi to predict characteristic qualitative effects during the Rahu periods.

    Extraordinary Circumstances

    Rahu periods are always extraordinary and never ordinary; always unusual and never usual; always dramatic never conventional or mundane.

    • Rahu transports one out of regular, conformist social behaviors and into a realm of excitement, irregularity, exotic allure, and ambition for higher social privilege.

    • Unless Rahu's lord is exceptionally well placed (such as an uttama-Guru in kendra) Rahula's effect are elevating in terms of social station but rarely in terms of philosophical wisdom, .

    • Renegade Rahu amplifies the desire for a sudden, unearned, cleverly acquired increase of privilege. Rahu craves the company of the elite, and fast access to the treasures and pleasures, respect and regard, that are normally accorded to those who have accomplished mastery in the tasks of their class.

    Super-powered Rahu-2 = Rapid Entry to Wealth Elites

    • Mahadasha of Rahu-2-Thula as for Josemaria Escriva during his age 22-40, propelled the native toward acquisition (2) of membership in the global banking (2) elite. Possession of great wealth and great knowledge via promises, vows, contracts and agreements (Thula).

    • Rahu's methods are surreptitious and clever. When Rahu is strong (in this case, super-strong via Kala-Sarpa-Yoga) Rahu gathers the value-hoard without earning the money via labors nor the knowledge via studies.

    • Roguish Rahu-2 acquires entitlements quickly via insinuated membership into the elite class, rather than by Shani-slow-conventional methods of earning entitlements (by labors, profession, birth rank, etc.).

    Style of the Ascendancy

    • Rahu's style varies according to His bhava and rashi.

    • Because Rahu-Ketu amplify the effects of their planetary Lords and any co-tenant graha who share Rahu's bhava, the roles of Rahu's lord and companion graha are vividly important.

    • If Rahu shares a bhava with several graha, the Great Leap scenario generated during Rahu periods can be very complex.

    A Vivid Example:

    "Path to Power" UK-PM 1979-1990 Margaret Thatcher broke through long-standing cultural barriers of class and gender when she was elected PM in her Rahu/Rahu period.

    • Ms. Thatcher's Rahu placement is exceptionally strong in Karkata-10 for leadership,

    • while Rahu's lord L-10 Chandra is confident and dignified in Magha-11,

    • and Rahu in navamsha = yuti the atmakaraka Surya while Surya = lord of 11 in radix for goals and achievements.

    Collapse of Supporting and Controlling Structures

    • Mahadasha of Rahu and most bhukti of Rahu (depending on Rahu's angle to the mahadasha pati) begins

      • when some major structure in one 's life collapses in the rule-challenge profile given by Rahu's rashi-bhava-nakshatra-drishti .

      The conventional expectations may be radically disappointed in order to open the way for Rahu to take His great risk and great leap.

    Stage one

    • The Rahu-Rahu swabhukti is usually a 'getting started' period in which the ambitions rise and the person gets in 'on the ground floor' of the area of opportunity that they want to develop.

    • Simultaneously the initial phase of a Rahu period often has a general characteristic of 'social failure' of the Shani-slow-conventional methods or traditional step-wise social ladder-wise climb toward higher ranks.

    For example,

    • a gifted young woman may have been told that she should be happy as a conventional housewife or a fashion model, but at onset of Renegade Rahu period she discovers a passion for professional medicine.

    Or,

    • a middle age man has been told that he will get reliable step-wise promotions in his government job yet this promise has failed and he is feeling stuck. Rahu-Rahu may signal his discovery of a new passion that generates a second career. He will need all of Rahu-Rahu swabhukti (three years, including dasha sandhi) to build a launching platform for a new rise-up in the second career.

    The disappointment felt in swabhukti is not necessarily an internal failure of the individual to satisfy the expectations of outer society.

    • Rather, it is usually the reverse: society's promise of an orderly and step-wise progress toward one's goals has been broken and some institutional or family relationship has collapsed.

    • Note: when Rahu-Rahu occurs at age 25-30 or so and Rahu conjoins a functional benefic, young people in the West of the socially correct age for professionalization may not feel any disappointment at all. They may simply be aware of being held back from glory (and money) while they "jump through hoops" of institutional courses and examinations. For them, the "getting started" period is socially normal, but even so there will be a feeling of laying-out the launching pad for the full 18-yr Rahu trajectory.

    Stage two

    • An intermediate phase of the Rahu period typically involves the development of an obsessive attraction, such that one is pulled upward toward the higher station by intense desire for the person, customs, knowledge, wealth or other object in the higher realm.

    Stage three

    • The breaking up of old structures clears a path toward rapid escalation of progress toward social and material goals.

    • However as always with Rahu, once the period is completed, it is often found that Reckless Rahu's sudden accomplishments are fraudulent, or perhaps too pretentious, and not sustainable.

    • one has not indeed earned the desired higher station in life, and likely one will return to one's station of birth at the next Ketu period.

    Back to square one

    • Once the Rahu period concludes, one will know that in order to permanently achieve the desired higher station, one will need to go back to square one and start the process again, this time following the rules.

    For example,

    • one who acquires a dramatic increase in wealth during a Rahu period will very probably lose most of it during the subsequent Ketu period.

    • Yet having tasted the higher echelon one may remain focused on the known target, and regain that higher station later by more normal, slow, and socially approved means.

    Agents and Actors

    Rahu brings important new actors into the life scene, and these actors are typically from a different cultural background.

    One attempts to become accepted into the culture of the new agent, or needs to acquire or remember elements of this new actor's worldview in order for one to proceed on the life path.

    • The agent can be a friend (Rahu 3 or 11 from mahadasha-pati) spouse or adviser (7th-from) a child or lover (5th-from) a guru-professor (9th-from) or a physician, enemy, or servant (6) and so on.

    Romance and Exciting New Partnerships

    Rahu periods = very exciting. Risky Rahu breaks boundaries, challenges limits, and basically accomplishes the impossible by using the force of intense desire. Rahu is sexual, sensual, invasive, demanding, psychically penetrating, fraudulent, and a brilliant trickster. Most people experience their most exhilarating risks during periods of Rahu.

    • Renegade Rahu = the glass-ceiling breaker, a shatterer of barriers, a crasher of class boundaries, a disrespecter of limit and taboo.

    • Roller-coaster Rahu is fun and outrageous and extravagant... and ultimately, unsustainable. That is why most relationships which burst into the flame of desire during Rahu periods are indeed unsustainable: because in the longer term the credentials of the lover are fraudulent.

    • Rahu-partner looks sooo good at first: innovative, pure, a leader, an exemplar, passionate, pushing limits, demanding authenticity, blinding in brilliant desire for truth. But... the usual result is that the brave, heroic, courageous, remarkable, distinctive partner to whom one is at first intensely attracted and possessed by, will usually by the point of the conclusion of the Rahu bhukti have worn out his welcome.

    • The issue is always credibility. What Camouflaged Rahu says he believes, says he will do, says he is capable of - these claims come to be exposed as fraudulent.

    • Rahu cannot walk the talk. Ultimately, although it was exciting and often life-transformative, the Rahu-originated passion cannot be sustained because of the lack of adult structure supporting the passions.

    Rahu bhukti marriages

    Irrespective of Rahu's lord, there are some general traits of Rahu-timed marriage

    Rahu-bhukti marriages involve partnership with an agent who hails from a significantly different cultural background. The Rahu Other can be a different race, religion, social class - demographic, food-group (rice-eaters vs wheat-eaters), language group (although usually there are larger issues of ethnicity not just language) or other distinctive difference which shows that the core expectations of oneself and the Rahu person are very different. One who marries during a Rahu bhukti may expect this marriage to launch a Big Leap Up to the top rank of a social hierarchy. For example a young student with Rahu-9 might marry one's scholarly professor, a commoner with Rahu-5 might marry royalty, a 3rd-worlder with Rahu-7 or Rahu-11 might marry a 1st-worlder, or someone from a minority religion Rahu-7 might marry a spouse from a mainstream religion, or someone from outside class marries someone from inside class in any class-ranked hierarchy.

    Rahu = a party-crasher, but in a good way, at least in the beginning, because the marriage is the key which opens the gateway to the otherwise inaccessible resources - wealth, knowledge, property, social standing etc - that the person could not get any other way.


    • "Best Is Yet to Come" home-stylist Ivana Trump married three of her four husbands during three Rahu bhukti in rotation. Rahu occupies bhava-7 marriage.

    • The American actress Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier of Monaco during her Rahu bhukti. It might look in retrospect like not such a great choice for Grace, but European royal status was something she and her Irish-American rich-but-commoner family very much desired at the time.
    TRICKSTER

    Rahu periods tend to bring in characters in the role of 'trickster' who cleverly disguise their motives.

    Their attractiveness lies in their notorious ability to mask their own desires in a clever image that looks "just like you" but bigger, better, and smarter. Rahu looks like your best friend, your ideal spouse, your kindest teacher, your most unconditionally loving parent, your easiest-to talk to sibling, your most devoted servant and helper.

    Rahu signals psychically upon the perceptual field: "I want what you want - and I want it better than you could ever dream of having. Follow me to the glorious future!"

    Rahu wants to use your life-force energy as fuel for His self-elevation, self-propulsion engine.

    However the Rahu agents in one's lifetime, who are generally human beings, rarely comprehend their own motives. They are not normally aware of being predatory or misleading. They do usually feel an urgency to bond with one (except in Ketu-Rahu). Circumstances of Rahu bhukti are generally as volatile fast-changing and upward-moving for the Rahu-agent as for oneself. Therefore Rahu agents are usually having a time in their own lives when things are moving quickly, and indeed in the desired direction (up).

    They are not aware of making you a strategic pawn in their chess game. But, that is what is happening.

    The Rahu agent reflects the character of Rahu's bhava, Rashi, ruler, and co-tenants.

    Also Rahu has the ability to mirror the karaka qualities of the mahadasha pati.

    Remember the Rahu-agent is not an evil but rather the Rahu-agent is scripted to reflect and amplify one's own desires. (Even during Ketu mahadasha there is a desire to sacrifice one's desires; there is a desire for separation, desire for abandonment of pointless activities, and desire to sever all ego-attachments.)

    Rahu periods of the Vimshottari Dasha:

    USA Pres-36 Lyndon Baines Johnson had lagnesha Shukra (attractions) in Mithunaya-2 yuti Rahu. Shukra rules the 10th navamsha.

    His Rahu mahadasha * age 41 (when his political career gained solid strength) and Rahu mahadasha ended age 59. Rahu + L-6 Shukra created a remarkable number of illicit romantic liaisons with women, many but not all occurred in his workplace (10th navamsha).

    One biographer claimed that during LBJ's years in the USA-Senate and his presidency, LBJ was sexually involved with five of his eight secretaries.

    His adventures were said to have generated several "love child" offspring as well.

    However, LBJ's public dignity was never compromised. His involvement with numerous other crimes including the Kennedy assassination was successfully camouflaged by Rahu.

    During all Rahu periods - whether the longer 18-year mahadasha or any Rahu bhukti - the native is ambitious, attractive and attractable.

    Rahu increases the desire energy.

    • Details of Rahu's position - lordship, rashi, drishti etc. - will explain the nature of the desire and its object.

    • According to the nature of Rahu in the individual nativity, a Rahu period will enflame the native 's particular desires. Unless the native is super-conscious, Rahu tends to embroil one in intrigue and a web of fascinating desires.

    • One will connect most intensely with Others who are themselves experiencing Vimshottari periods of Rahu, Ketu, or Shukra. Rahu also imbues the various relationships that serve as vehicles for desire expression with a sense of urgency and drive toward intense satisfaction.


    Myth of Rahu-Ketu

    • When forecasting the effects of Rahu and Ketu periods, keep in mind at all times the narrative of this myth and its structural dynamic of attraction and repulsion.

    • Rahu has a passionate desire for the Amrita * nectar of divine life, which causes Him to break all the rules. Rahu is an impostor. Rahu-desire is not a divine force. But, in human life, Rahu often tricks us into thinking that Desire will lead to divine enlightenment! In fact, the opposite is true: desire almost always leads to more desire.

    Desire is the single leading cause of reincarnation.


    Myth of Rahu-Ketu "sudden surprise severance" -- intensifies during Rahu-Ketu period

    Rahu Mahadasha, Ketu bhukti suggests an UPSET. Things tend to go exactly the opposite as planned.

    • 04-Nov-2008, USA Sen-NC (Republican) Elizabeth Dole was a nationally respected USA-Senator. Observers considered it politically "guaranteed" that a woman of her excellent reputation and strong collaborative connections would be re-elected to her seat in the USA-Senate. But after a series of campaign "disconnects" apparently caused by an apathetic reelection committee, her network of supporters seemed to suddenly disintegrate, and she lost the election in a surprising upset.


    Good desires, bad desires, all desires are Rahu :)

    • Even morally 'good' desires are still desires, and they still force reincarnation.

    • Even the 'last time around' type of desires, such as the desire to relieve the suffering of others or the desire to repay one's own karmic debt, are still the causes of return to the cycle of birth and death. Yes these are praiseworthy desires but they still have the same mechanical force as any other desire, which is to get the spirit entrapped in a whole complex of incarnational delusions.


    A tragic narrative:

    • Rahu's desires are partially satisfied, but it is hungry Rahu's nature to always want more. Before Vishnu's discus slices the snake-god Rahu in half (thus creating Ketu from Rahu's tail), Rahu does get that drop of amrita. But His power to join the divine celebration is forever destroyed.


    Saints and the rest of us:

    • For a great saint, Rahu may enflame their desire to relieve human suffering. Rahu is usually the culprit behind extreme saintly actions like self-immolation in political protest.The saint is possessed by a powerful desire, and might do pretty much anything in their passion to reach their goal.

    • For the average person, Rahu often functions as Shukra's 'evil twin', stimulating sensual passions, extramarital affairs and provoking impulsive marriages. At the very least one's social life tends to increase because one is perceived as desirable. Even people who are normally shy and retiring will surprise the public with rather sudden bursts of passion during Rahu periods.

    • Sometimes Rahu is positioned to crave not love but money or raw power, or some other ego-membrane food. Whatever Rahu wants will be vigorously pursued without much concern for others.


    Forewarned is forearmed:

    Rahu is neither good nor bad in the big picture. However Rahu is always intense. It's good to be aware of the mechanics of Rahu, to prepare to negotiate Rahu periods when they come around.


    Moral justification/rationale:

    The supposed reasoning behind Rahu's desire-driven actions usually follows the line of 'love conquers all' or 'I deserve it' or 'nothing ventured, nothing gained' or 'life is too short ' etc.

    Rahu periods are naturally impulsive and not reasonable, therefore actions acted and pursuits pursued during Rahu periods may blatantly disregard the Law. Rahu periods are famous for sloganism touting errors in moral reasoning such as 'the end justifies the means'.

    For the conscious psychic, Rahu gives major 'growth periods'.

    In the psychic community, 'growth period' is a euphemism for people who are being childish or manipulative or otherwise socially impossible to endure!

    quotation from B.V. Raman, Autobiography of a Vedic Astrologer, p. 99-100:

    "It has been my experience over nearly sixty years that Rahu as sub-lord, whether in his own period or in the period of other planets, would always create problems of a serious nature, affecting family and personal matters, which would Test the mental and physical stamina of an individual whatever be his social, educational, or financial attainments.

    • It is also found, contrary to general belief, that planets like the Sun and Mercury, occupying Rahu's constellations are capable of conferring happy results financially and career-wise but would create situations in domestic life, which could shatter a person's self-confidence and make him experience results which he would ordinarily never expect to happen.

    There are of course exceptions which I will discuss in due course... "

    Rahu mahadasha + Rahu bhukti
    • swabhukti

    • duration of the bhukti: 31 months

    • graha pakvata: Rahu periods yield improved results after age 48 = the age of maturity for Rahu


    What to expect from a Rahu period?

    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Rahu.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?

    Now, consider each of these factors again with reference to Rahu's lord.

    Rahu gives the effects of His occupied bhava AND the bhava which are ruled by His lord.

    1. Rahu in bhava-1
    2. Rahu in bhava-2
    3. Rahu in bhava-3 *
    4. Rahu in bhava-4
    5. Rahu in bhava-5
    6. Rahu in bhava-6 *
    7. Rahu in bhava-7
    8. Rahu in bhava-8
    9. Rahu in bhava-9
    10. Rahu in bhava-10 *
    11. Rahu in bhava-11 *
    12. Rahu in bhava-12

    1. Rahu in Mesha
    2. Rahu in Vrishabha * uttama
    3. Rahu in Mithuna
    4. Rahu in Karkata
    5. Rahu in Simha * nichha
    6. Rahu in Kanya
    7. Rahu in Thula
    8. Rahu in Vrischika
    9. Rahu in Dhanushya
    10. Rahu in Makara
    11. Rahu in Kumbha * swakshetra
    12. Rahu in Meena
    Urgently ambitious motivation to shoot into the top ranked elite.

    To know the profile of the "top" class according to Rahu's karmic aspirations, observe Rahu's bhava and Rahu's rashi.

    Rahu seeks to surreptitiously gain access to the highest places and privileges.

    Rahu's placements by bhava and rashi - and crucially, the placement of Rahu's planetary lord - will define what Rahu perceives as "high place" and "desired privilege".

    Rahu+Rahu swabukti introduces a cast of mesmerizing Rahu-agents who promise a tantalizing lifestyle that can fulfill all desires.

    The agent says: "I want what you want - let's achieve a higher station in life, together!"

    Rahu-Rahu = often a marriage period to a spouse from a socially irregular background.

    One may indeed self-elevate into the higher rank and its privileges while in company of the Rahu agent(s).

    However toward the end of the entire Rahu mahadasha, during the Rahu-Mangala period, it might finally become more obvious that most of the Rahu agent's claims are desire-mirroring mimicry.

    (Exception: when Rahu's lord is Mangala one will not realize the trick.) Rahu is seductively disguised but His accomplishments are irregular or fraudulent.


    If Rahu is involved either by placement or via the influence of His lord with either navamsha-1 or navamsha-7 and there is a suitable transit of Rahu-Ketu to one of the required axes of the nativity, Rahu-Rahu swabhukti being the advent of a new life era, may signal the timing of ceremonial marriage to a person of diverse social identity.

    Example of well-supported Rahu "goes high" during Rahu mahadasha:

    • "TM" Maharishi Mahesh Yogi enjoyed strong drishti from Guru-5 into Dhanushya lagna containing Surya + Rahu + Shukra; also Chandra-Magha gets Guru-5 drishti. He entered Rahu mahadasha at age 45.

    • During the preceding Mangala mahadasha, under auspice of a powerful uttama-Mangala-2 yuti Budha, young Brahmachari Mahesh had completed an itinerary of teaching throughout northern India at the request of his guru. In Mangala-Budha period his preaching went international. By the onset of Rahu-Rahu he had established a global presence.
    • Brahmachari Mahesh had been rejected as candidate to inherit the role of Shankaracharya of the Jyotir Math due to not being Brahmin (despite knowledge and years of service)

    • Rahu the Caste-Boundary-Breaker returned him returning to India as a spiritual-techniques teacher instructing Brahmins and everyone else. During the 18 years of Rahu mahadasha, he became a prominent modern media figure. His iconic appearance (Rahu-1) was associated with celebrity entertainers (Rahu yuti L-11 Shukra). He rose to chief executive of a yogi-business leading thousands of teaching centers in universities and global cities (Rahu Dhanushya yuti L-9 atmakaraka Surya).
    • Rahu mahadasha continued on a high roll for the Maharishi even throughout his subsequent Guru mahadasha due to a mutual aspect between Guru-Mesha and Rahu-Dhanushya. Only the onset of Shani mahadasha his age 80 slowed the galloping pace of ambitious expansion.
    Rahu mahadasha + Guru bhukti

    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Guru.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    matured?


    1. Guru in Mesha
    2. Guru in Vrishabha
    3. Guru in Mithuna
    4. Guru in Karkata * uttama
    5. Guru in Simha
    6. Guru in Kanya
    7. Guru in Thula
    8. Guru n Vrischika
    9. Guru in Dhanushya
    10. Guru in Makara * nichha
    11. Guru in Kumbha
    12. Guru in Meena

    1. Guru in bhava-1 * dig-bala
    2. Guru in bhava-2
    3. Guru in bhava-3
    4. Guru in bhava-4
    5. Guru in bhava-5
    6. Guru in bhava-6
    7. Guru in bhava-7
    8. Guru in bhava-8
    9. Guru in bhava-9
    10. Guru in bhava-10
    11. Guru in bhava-11
    12. Guru in bhava-12
    Rahu mahadasha + Shani bhukti
    • duration of the bhukti: 35 months

    • graha pakvata: Shani periods yield improved results after age 36 = the age of maturity for Shani


    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of of Shani.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?

    1. Shani in Bhava-1
    2. Shani in bhava-2
    3. Shani in Bhava-3
    4. Shani in Bhava-4
    5. Shani in Bhava-5
    6. Shani in Bhava-6
    7. Shani in Bhava-7 * digbala
    8. Shani in Bhava-8
    9. Shani in Bhava-9
    10. Shani in Bhava-10
    11. Shani in Bhava-11
    12. Shani in Bhava-12

    1. Shani in Mesha * nichha
    2. Shani in Vrishabha
    3. Shani in Mithuna
    4. Shani in Karkata
    5. Shani in Simha
    6. Shani in Kanya
    7. Shani in Thula * uttama
    8. Shani in Vrischika
    9. Shani in Dhanushya
    10. Shani in Makara
    11. Shani in Kumbha
    12. Shani in Meena

    Rahu-Shani is often a tough life period, due to the conflict between Rahu's urge to "shoot upward" and Shani's obligation to maintain lowest-common-denominator status.

    Even if Shani and Rahu are well placed relative to each other, their incommensurable agendas can be expected to cause some stress.

    • USA Pres-36 Lyndon Baines Johnson on 02-July-1955 = massive heart attack, near-death severity. Rahu-Shani period, Shani = L-6 from Chandra lagna and Shani resides in 8th from Chandra. Rahu mahadasha enflamed Johnson's ambition and Shani "clocked him". Accustomed to working a 12-hour day of nearly constant talking and strong-arming (Mithunaya) Johnson found it impossible to conduct his usual wheeler-dealer activities as he was bedridden in miserable pain. The political setback was excruciating. Recovery - per Shani - was long and painful.

    Shani is always a taskmaster and a separation-maker. If Shani additionally has a role regarding a family member, a career, or a disease condition, the Rahu-Shani period can produce vividly separating, stiffening, freezing, or potentially fatal results.

    • at her age 12 "l'Histoire d'une Asme" Sainte Therese de Lisieux lost her mother to cancer. Shani L-6 is also the mother-maraka L-2 from Chandra.
    Rahu mahadasha + Budha bhukti
    • duration of the bhukti: 30 months

    • graha pakvata: Budha periods yield improved results after age 32 = the age of maturity for Budha

    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Budha.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?

    1. Budha in Mesha
    2. Budha in Vrishabha
    3. Budha in Mithuna
    4. Budha in Karkata
    5. Budha in Simha
    6. Budha in Kanya * uttama
    7. Budha in Thula
    8. Budha in Vrischika
    9. Budha in Dhanushya
    10. Budha in Makara
    11. Budha in Kumbha
    12. Budha in Meena * nichha
    1. Budha in bhava-1 * digbala
    2. Budha in bhava-2
    3. Budha in bhava-3
    4. Budha in bhava-4
    5. Budha in bhava-5
    6. Budha in bhava-6
    7. Budha in bhava-7
    8. Budha in bhava-8
    9. Budha in bhava-9
    10. Budha in bhava-10
    11. Budha in bhava-11
    12. Budha in bhava-12
    Rahu mahadasha + Ketu bhukti

    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Ketu.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?

    1. Ketu in Bhava-1
    2. Ketu in Bhava-2
    3. Ketu in Bhava-3
    4. Ketu in Bhava-4
    5. Ketu in Bhava-5
    6. Ketu in Bhava-6 *
    7. Ketu in Bhava-7
    8. Ketu in Bhava-8 *
    9. Ketu in Bhava-9
    10. Ketu in Bhava-10
    11. Ketu in Bhava-11
    12. Ketu in Bhava-12 *

    1. Ketu in Mesha
    2. Ketu in Vrishabha
    3. Ketu in Mithunaya
    4. Ketu in Karkata
    5. Ketu in Simha
    6. Ketu in Kanya
    7. Ketu in Thula
    8. Ketu in Vrischika
    9. Ketu in Dhanushya
    10. Ketu in Makara
    11. Ketu in Kumbha
    12. Ketu in Meena

    Rahu-Ketu period may be a time of considerable risk-taking.

    Mahadashapathi Rahu controls the entire 18-year period, emphasizing taboo-breaking ambitions which energize the ego-membrane toward higher accomplishments and higher privilege.

    Ketu's 12-month bhukti introduces a temporary but exaggerated (due to Rahu) apathetic lack of concern with social-material consequences, including death.

    Thus the native may engage in death-defying acts of apparent courage which are in fact simply an act of Ketu abandonment of concern for consequences.

    Much depends as always upon Ketu's lord and also any graha yuti Ketu.

    • USA Pres-41 George H. W. Bush has Ketu yuti Mangala-Kumbha-12. Rahu-Ketu period produced a year of dangerous and vigorously moving "foreign action" flying Navy planes in the Pacific Theatre during WW-2. Rahu-Shukra immediately afterward allowed him to graduate from Yale College with a BA diploma in economics in only 2.5 years. Shukra-4 enjoys parivartamsha with Budha-3, thus facilitating his diploma.

    Rahu Mahadasha + Shukra bhukti

    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Shukra.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?

    1. Shukra in Mesha
    2. Shukra in Vrishabha * swakshetra
    3. Shukra in Mithuna
    4. Shukra in Karkata
    5. Shukra in Simha
    6. Shukra in Kanya *nichha
    7. Shukra in Thula * swakshetra
    8. Shukra in Vrischika
    9. Shukra in Dhanushya
    10. Shukra in Makara
    11. Shukra in Kumbha
    12. Shukra in Meena * uttama

    1. Shukra-1
    2. Shukra-2
    3. Shukra-3
    4. Shukra-4 * digbala
    5. Shukra-5
    6. Shukra-6
    7. Shukra-7
    8. Shukra-8
    9. Shukra-9
    10. Shukra-10
    11. Shukra -11
    12. Shukra-12
    when he entered Rahu-Shukra period on in Nov-1961, two year before the assassination

    USA Pres-36 Lyndon Baines Johnson was serving as USA vice president under USA Pres-35 John F. Kennedy.

    Shukra is lagnesha for Mriga-native Johnson + Shukra = the criminal L-6 yuti amplifying Rahu.

    Johnson has long been suspected of criminal involvement in the Kennedy assassination. Johnson had a rather ruthless personality, and having been raised in scarcity, he was mesmerized by the luxurious wealth (Rahu + Shukra-2) of the Texas oilmen.

    Considering that Johnson was in the period of an amplified L-6, and that Kennedy stood directly in the way of his ambitions, and that Big Money (Rahu + Shukra) disliked Kennedy (since Kennedy was extremely wealthy he couldn't be bought) it is not out of the question that Johnson indeed was involved in the assassination.

    Also in tune with L-6, as soon as he had the power of the presidency, Johnson quickly escalated the Vietnam War (6) and began social programming to cater to the most disenfranchised classes (6) with a "war on poverty" and civil rights legislation.

    Rahu Mahadasha + Surya bhukti
    • duration of the bhukti: 11 months

    • graha pakvata: Surya periods yield improved results after age 22 = the age of maturity for Ravi


    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Surya.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?

    1. Ravi in Mesha * uttama
    2. Ravi in Vrishabha
    3. Ravi in Mithuna
    4. Ravi in Karkata
    5. Ravi in Simha * swakshetra
    6. Ravi in Kanya
    7. Ravi in Thula * nichha
    8. Ravi in Vrischika
    9. Ravi in Dhanushya
    10. Ravi in Makara
    11. Ravi in Kumbha
    12. Ravi in Meena

    1. Ravi in bhava-1
    2. Ravi in bhava-2
    3. Ravi in bhava-3
    4. Ravi in bhava-4
    5. Ravi in bhava-5
    6. Ravi in bhava-6
    7. Ravi in bhava-7
    8. Ravi in bhava-8
    9. Ravi in bhava-9
    10. Ravi in bhava-10 * digbala
    11. Ravi in bhava-11
    12. Ravi in bhava-12

    Rahu Mahadasha + Chandra bhukti

    • duration of the bhukti: 18 months

    • graha pakvata: Chandra periods yield improved results after age 24 = the age of maturity for Chandra


    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Chandra.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?

    1. Chandra in bhava-1
    2. Chandra in bhava-2
    3. Chandra in bhava-3
    4. Chandra in bhava-4* digbala
    5. Chandra in bhava-5
    6. Chandra in bhava-6
    7. Chandra in bhava-7
    8. Chandra in bhava-8
    9. Chandra in bhava-9
    10. Chandra in bhava-10
    11. Chandra in bhava-11
    12. Chandra in bhava-12

    1. Chandra-Mesha
    2. Chandra-Vrishabha * uttama
    3. Chandra-Mithuna
    4. Chandra-Karkata * swakshetra
    5. Chandra-Simha
    6. Chandra-Kanya
    7. Chandra-Thula
    8. Chandra-Vrischika * nichha
    9. Chandra-Dhanushya
    10. Chandra-Makara
    11. Chandra-Kumbha
    12. Chandra-Meena

    An era of amplified feelings for home and homeland. Depends absolutely upon the angle between Rahu and Chandra. However any angle may produce heightened feelings of patriotism, self-defense, attachment to parents, love of the land, need for comfortable rhythms and routines, need for security.

    The Final Bhukti brings end-of-cycle, conclusion, closure.

    Chidra-dasha, the final few months of "cutting" (chid = cut), may sever attachment to completed, outdated behaviors so that one may move forward upon the spiritual path.

    "chid" from Koeln Sanskrit dictionary

    chid (chedi) - IE cognate Latin 'scindo' (rescind)

    • to cut off, amputate, cut through, hew, chop, split, pierce

    • to divide, separate from

    • to destroy, annihilate, efface, blot out

    • Passive = to be split or cut, break

    • to cut off. to cause to cut off or through cutting, cutting off. cutting through

    • splitting, piercing

    • destroying, annihilating, removing

    • the divisor, denominator

    Rahu Mahadasha+ Mangala bhukti
    • duration of the bhukti: 12.5 months

    • graha pakvata: Mangala periods yield improved results after age 28 = the age of maturity for Kuja


    What to Expect?

    Evaluate the placements of Mangala.

    Consider the rashi + bhava owned and occupied + the angle from the mahadasha-pathi to the bhukti-pati + incoming-outgoing graha-drishti + current gochara transits + age of the native.

    Has the graha matured?


    1. Mangala in Mesha * Swakshetra
    2. Mangala in Vrishabha
    3. Mangala in Mithuna
    4. Mangala in Karkata * nichha
    5. Mangala in Simha
    6. Mangala in Kanya
    7. Mangala in Thula
    8. Mangala in Vrischika * Swakshetra
    9. Mangala in Dhanushya
    10. Mangala in Makara * uttama
    11. Mangala in Kumbha
    12. Mangala in Meena

    1. Mangala in bhava-1
    2. Mangala in bhava-2
    3. Mangala in bhava-3
    4. Mangala in bhava-4
    5. Mangala in bhava-5
    6. Mangala in bhava-6
    7. Mangala in bhava-7
    8. Mangala in bhava-8
    9. Mangala in bhava-9
    10. Mangala in bhava-10 * dig-bala
    11. Mangala in bhava-11
    12. Mangala in bhava-12
    chidra-dasha =

    the period of cutting-off, release, forgiveness


    The typical effects of chida-dasha Mangala promote an energetic conclusion to 18-year developments of the Rahu mahadasha.

    Much depends upon the two bhava ruled by Kuja, counted from radical lagna as well as from Chandra.

    From Vrishabha lagna and Dhanushya lagna, Kuja = L-12.

    As vyayapathi, Kuja exacerbates the drama of identity loss as a defining feature of the scene-closure at the end of Rahu mahadasha. Also L-5, Kuja encourages a continuation of political, creative, or theatrical interests but in a style less central to the identity.

    One may "pass the baton" to a child, if putrabhava is strong.

    Measured from Thula lagna and Meena lagna, Mangala gains maraka capabilities; if the longevity is maximized at this closure period, flesh-death may be permitted. Ceteris paribus, the Rahu-Mangala chida-dasha = a likely exit period for both Thula and Meena nativities.

    From Kanya lagna, Mangala has the challenging role of L-3 plus L-8, suggesting intrigue which may bring one's downfall. Potential for scandal which is first hidden (8) and then announced (3).

    From Mesha lagna, Kuja may produce a swift turning of the cycle of birth and death which causes an energetic even violent upheaval at the end of Rahu mahadasha (nature of upheaval known via rashi-drishti of Kuja). Yet followed by a strong rebirth due to Mangala's high vitality lagnesha function for the Mesha nativity.

    Hello Barbara,

    I was fascinated by reading the story of Rahu and Ketu on your website, and how Rahu was exposed by Vishnu, and I'm trying to reconcile this with Rahu's own mahadasha.

    If Rahu acts like a fraud wherever he goes, it can't necessarily mean that one would be meaning to achieve the things associated with that house through fraudulent means? Or that EVERYONE would be trying to find the easy way out?

    I guess my question is IF Rahu is eventually to be exposed, as Vishnu exposed Rahu, then are the achievements and accomplishments during the Rahu mahadasha essentially fake and only temporal?

    Thank you for all your efforts with answering questions and maintaining the website. Hoping you are well.

    Sincerely,

    Namaste,

    All achievements and accomplishments are essentially fake and only temporal. Lord Rahu amplifies the desire for same. The deluded reality that is constructed by the mind is a fake; it masks the true non-polarized, non-conflicted, divine truth behind the mask of material ambition and desire to have experiences and objects. Rahu periods, whether long or short, indicate a scheduled increase in passions, ambitions, and desire.

    Rahu is a very exciting influence. For materialists, His psychological drive toward fast-track achievement is the ultimate meaningful adrenaline experience. However for spiritualists, who view the mind and its constructions as barriers to a deeper peace of divinity, Rahu is usually judged as a trouble-maker who amplifies the human propensity to waste time chasing shiny things.

    Those who are not aware of the extensive scope of cosmic reality which surrounds our Earth bubble, may not appreciate that Earth-time and material achievements are in themselves neither helpful nor harmful to the greater Life. Time and material achievements are simply experiences provided by the Earth environment to facilitate the development of wisdom.

    Rahu's urgent passionate intense need to get those shiny things is part of the fabric of Earthly lifestyle. The shiny-things can be intellectual, physical, sexual, social, financial, emotional, or even spiritual "achievements".

    We all feel Rahu's influence; every Jyotisha nativity has a Rahu placement. Everyone presently incarnated will experience Rahu periods of the Vimshottari Dasha and Rahu transits (gochara) to key axes of the kundali. Nevertheless it can be helpful philosophically to appreciate that all features of Earth life are temporal by definition; and all excitements are fake to the extent that they camouflage the deeper peace within. Rahu intensifies the entrapment in time-bling.

    Although Rahu experiences for us Earthlings can be very engaging at the time when they occur, Rahu does distract us from deeper purposes. Those who know their Jyotisha nativities have the advantage of knowing when Rahu periods and transits are scheduled.

    Foreknowledge that one is presently involved in a Rahu period can be calming. One may be able to engage in the Rahu passions with vitality whilst yet maintaining a background awareness that the delusion is amplified during Rahu periods and that this too shall pass.

    Wishing you every happiness and success in Jyotisha studies,

    Sincerely, BP Lama Jyotisha

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