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table of Rahu-Ketu transits

Samchara Rahu-Ketu age birth-120

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

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BPHS Vimshottari MahaDasha of Rahu

BP Lama commentary Rahu Mahadasha

Traditional Jyotishavidya Sacred Jewels Ratna for Rahu

Risk-rewarding Rahu reaches maturity = age 48

  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-Mesha-Arya]

  2. [Rahu-Urisha] [uchcha]

  3. [Rahu-Mithuna]

  4. [Rahu-Karkata]

  5. [Rahu-Singha] [nīcha]

  6. [Rahu-Parthya]

  7. [Rahu-Tula]

  8. [Rahu-Vṛścika]

  9. [Rahu-Dhanus]

  10. [Rahu-Makara-Draco]

  11. [Rahu-Kumbha] [svakshetra]

  12. [Rahu-Meena]


AUM ram ravahe namah

Rahu samchara * Transit

Professor Rahu






Caput Draconis

Dragon's Head

North Node


Rahu transit via domain-12

see also: Rahu in bhava-12

The Over-Reaching Imagination

Risk-rewarding Rahu the Mix-Master breaks through Undesirable Limitations in matters of spiritual guidance, dreams, invisible worlds, distant lands, psychic imagery, the father's mother, adversaries of the mate, the bedroom, meditation, sanctuary, enclosures

Results depend very much on the number, character, and potency of the graha in bhava-12.

Professor Rahu's classroom transits via radical Vyaya bhava 12

Environments and experiences amplified by Risk-rewarding Rahu samchara bhava-12:

  • intuition (inner teaching) and clairsentient guidance

  • dreams, fantasies, worlds of the imagination

  • the mother of one's father (paternal grandmother 4th-from-9th)

  • ailments of the spouse, enemies of the marriage, adversaries of the mate (6th from 7th)

  • relationship to spiritual guides, ancestors,

  • prayer, meditation, divination

  • enclosures, sanctuary, hermitage, behind-closed-doors

  • back-room dealings,"under the table"activities

  • distant lands, long sojourn in a foreign land

  • enclosures, invisibility, dissolution of identity

  • bedroom, hospital, hotel, monastery,

  • prison, retreat center, summer camps, work camps, college campus, behind garden walls

Professor Rahu's classroom transits via radical 12th-from Chandra;

Emotional impact of any Rahu Transit may be estimated by counting from the Chandra lagna.

Strongest effects of Pretentious Professor Rahu's instructional narrative may produce emotionally-charged elements of mixing-across-social boundaries, surreptitious and adventurous risks, and ambitious striving to break barriers and limits in that bhava which lies [12th-from-Chandra] .

Since the drishti of samchara-Rahu-12 will reach Bhava 4, bhava--6 and Bhava-8, Rahu's transit via bhava-12 affects not only bhava-12 but also via drishti 4-6-8 as well. Therefore Chandra in 5, Chandra in 7, and Chandra in 9 are all significantly affected by samchara-Rahu-12.

  • For example if Chandra occupies bhava-5, then the 12th-from-Chandra = bandhu-bhava, so that risk-rewarding Rahu's transit via Bhava 4 can be expected to generate * for the native * a somewhat ambitious, barrier-challenging, or socially irregular relationship with a schoolteacher, parent, parent-figure, home-owner, groundskeeper, fisherperson, farmer, shelterer, home-builder, or other figure associated with bhava-4.
  • For one's parents (Chandra lagna) a similar Rahu-mixing-aspiring impact occurs in their relationship to lands, vehicles, schools, and other aspects of cultural roots and settlement.;

The specific characteristics of bhava-4 in the unique nativity as must be taken into account as well as any concurrent bhukti effects.

by extension, Parents and may be affected by any transit that occurs relative to Chandra:

  • significations of 12th-from relative to the mother, e.g. mother's imagination, mother's meditations, mother's research, mother's relationship to distant lands

  • bhava-12 and the 12th-angle may indicate father's mother-caretakers (4th from 9th) and father's childhood-home

  • bhava-12 and the 12th-angle may indicate secrets kept by one's children * especially the eldest child * (8th from 5th)

  • bhava-12 and the 12th-angle may indicate father's school-teachers (4th from 9th), father's property and vehicles (4th from 9th)

From bhava-12, for the duration of 18 months, gochara Rahu casts risk-taking, boundary-disrupting drishti upon:

  • [Bhava 4] * parents, home, school, owned-stewarded properties * Professor Rahu likes to challenge or break the regular, conventional patterns of home and homeland, and disrupt the step-wise methods of conventional schooling.

  • Bhava-6 * medicine, servants, mother's relatives * Professor Rahu likes to challenge or break limits on managing conflict, controvert established medical practice, disrupt workplace routines. Empowerment to choose divorce, disrupts the forced acceptance of dissatisfaction and conflict.

  • Bhava-8 * secrets, emergencies, unexpected changes, hidden assets * Professor Rahu likes to challenge or break limits on confidential knowledge and hidden forces


Ambitious mix-master Professor Rahu pushes through the barriers which normally separate the astral plane from the physical plane.

Intense temporary fascination with distant lands, dream worlds, spiritual guidance, ancestors, sleep, privacy.

During Rahu gochara bhava-12, a primary locus of events is non-physical. The third-density Earth reality in which humans live during their"waking" hours * which is indeed a denser dream than the dream-state * is separated by a veil of perceptual filters from the greater reality which interpenetrates the physical. Rahu gochara bhava-12 dispersing the veil somewhat, and Rahu pushes open the door into active engagement with the dream-world.

During periods of influence from Bhava-12, that veil thins somewhat, allowing those with the need and the ability to perceive the people, places, events, and interactions which occur in the astral and causal planes * as these meta-physical planes are sometimes labeled. * In short, openings which occur via bhava-12 are like opening a door which is normally closed, and seeing brightly the extra-physical worlds which are normally so dimly perceived - if at all.

The more graha involved in the 12-6 axis, the greater the excitement .

Personal focus or social focus

Whether the graha residing on the 12-6 axis are more personal in nature * Surya , Chandra, Budha, Shukra * or more global in nature * Mangala, Guru, Shani * helps determine the scope and purpose of the spiritual instruction and the vibration of Professor Rahu's ambitious, image-driven excitement.

When Rahu transits via bhava-12, any graha residing in 12 are significantly stimulated. Also graha in Bhava 4, Bhava-6 and bhava-8 are taking drishti of gochara Rahu. Therefore graha in bhava-6 are also impacted but any graha in bhava-6 is most saliently influenced by the simultaneous transit of Ketu via ari-bhava-6.

Rahu-Ketu are always a pair and thus their most powerful effect upon human life occurs in the arena of relationships. Any transit of Rahu-Ketu must have two poles of activity: the Rahu pole feels excited and eager to obtain privileges, whereas the Ketu pole feels apathetic and reluctant to get involved in whatever scheme Rahu has devised for enhancing Professor Rahu 's social-material empowerments.

According to the climate of vyaya-bhava-12 in the nativity, dreams may be vivid, action-packed, and instructional. Spiritual guides become distinctly apparent. Their guidance is frequent and exciting to apprehend.

Passionate and ambitious relationships may be operating primarily on the astral plane or in the dream-space. These relationships may be very real, surging with communication and vivid imagery, exciting a need for connection and shared experience. Yet, any such relationship will firstly only be perceptible to those with the ability to detect and follow proceedings in the non-physical planes * of which there are many! * and secondly

Attempts and will generally succeed in temporary attainment of a higher level of recognition yielding empowerments in matters of

  • enclosures, sanctuary, hermitage, behind-closed-doors, the private bedroom

  • hospitals, convalescent care, healing sanctuary

  • spiritual guides, ancestors, prayer, meditation, divination

  • dreams, fantasies, worlds of the imagination

  • research, cloister, sequestered activities

  • valuable goods and conserved knowledge of one's friends

  • assets of the community

  • earnings from saved wealth * 11th from 2nd *

  • wisdom of the mother

Double potency of characteristic effects during bhukti of Rahu or bhukti of Rahu's ruler or the sensitive, parental bhukti of Chandra

Quest for Immortality and Exalted Privilege via Imaginative Endeavors, Clairsentience, and Distant Worlds

The impatient and often illicit desire for attainment of a level of privilege that is dramatically higher than one's station at birth is felt and imagined by Professor Rahu to be satisfied by an exalted, empowering, engagement with distant worlds .

Rahu-12 ambition-infused locales may be physically distant countries and regions; the psycho-emotional terrain of the astral plane; the world of dreams and psychological imagery; or meditation retreats such as distant sanctuaries and hidden temples of the spirit.

The greater propensity of Rahu-12 is to seek the prestige of retreat into exotic imaginative states of consciousness such as out-of-body meditation. The even greater predilection of barrier-bending, taboo-twisting Rahu leans toward the excitement of"bedroom" relationships and other clandestine events. 12th = 6th from 7th = animosity toward the trust of marriage. These are not mutually exclusive possibilities: the sexual intrigue of meditation centers is well known.

" RAHU RETURN" Dramatically amplified effects

may be observed for nativities featuring Rahu in bhava-12, when samchara Rahu contacts natal Rahu creates in a once-every-eighteen-years Rahu Return.

  • age 18-29, 36-37, 54-55, 72-73, 90-91, 108109

Professor Rahu in bhava-12 is generally an indication of risk-rewarding Rahu's considerable lifetime ambition in both the bedroom the boardroom. In business, Rahu specializes in private agreements and surreptitious activities "under the table" .

For those with natal Rahu-12, the Rahu return heightens Rahu's lifelong interest in private undertakings (not necessarily unethical but definitely private) such as psychotherapy and meditation as well as persons and activities related to distant lands and foreign cultures.

Risk-rewarding Rahu = likely a clandestine operator of some sort. Might also be a kingpin in the meditation-sanctuary-retrea business

[Rahu-Dhanus] [Rahu in bhava-12] [Surya-yuti-Rahu] [Shukra-yuti-Rahu]

The peak of Rahu's 18 yr cycle represents top-of-cycle in matters of dreamwork, clairsentient channeling of the voice of the ancestors, and sanctuary experience "behind the walls ".

Amplifies one's ability and desire to intuit and clairsentiently connect with exotic, dangerous, or unusual dreams and meditations, in sanctuary spaces that challenge existing cultural categories.

Amplified effects

  • if gochara Rahu transits bhava-12 during a simultaneous bhukti of Rahu.

  • The strongest outcome = gochara Rahu transits vyaya bhava during the svabhukti of Rahu-Rahu period * or * a combination of major period of the yuvati-pati lord of 12th bhava along with a minor period of Rahu.


  • A simultaneous drishti from natal Shani or drishti from gochara Shani or the presence of Shani in bhava-12 can tamp the excitement .

In His classroom, Professor Shani typically imposes a lawful, conventional environment.

If Shani is affecting the vyaya-bhava, while Rahu attempts to generate an exciting social linkage in bhava-12 for Rahu's own instrumentally ambitious purposes, the outcome is reduced.

Rahula will be forced to uses most of His propulsive energy in searching for loopholes and crevices within Shani's rule structure, and He will lack much remaining self-elevation momentum.

Rahu can only slightly upset a bhava that is controlled by Professor Shani's regime. However, absent the control of a strong Shani, the chalakaraka can produce a huge surge of upward energy that appears to be gaining immortality via some cleverly arranged, instrumental alliance.

Temporary escalation of one's // Desire for Exotic Fantasy //

Professor Rahu like to challenge or break the established border between

  • the time-space forms of material realm [level-3]
  • the no-time-no-space phantoms of the astral realm [level-4]

Risk-rewarding Rahu transit through bhava-12 gives heightened power to recognize and act on intuitive perceptions. The bridge between the astral and material planes becomes very active, and the private bedroom behavior acquires an exotic or unusual quality.

If receptive graha such as Chandra or Budha occupy bhava-12, dreams are prescient and vivid; divinations can be powerfully directive; and one may suddenly meet a connection from a parallel life , toward whom one feels strong passions.

  • Desire to penetrate the step-wise methods of conventional boundaries which protect Astral beings, Sanctuary, Loss of Identity, and Moksha

  • Hunger to clairvoyantly possess dreams, images, and astral information

  • Magnetically attracted to distant foreign lands, private enclosures, meditation centers, monasteries, hospitals, and ashrams


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