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Gochara Rahu Transits 1900-2099 CE

  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


राहु rāhu

Professor Rahu

dhatu √ रभ् rabh = grab, seize, take-hold

अर्करिपु arka-ripu = enemy of Arka

चन्द्रारि chandra-ari = enemy of Chandra

चाण्डाल cāṇḍāla chandala = outcast, outside the boundary, pariah, worst, lowest

भुजङ्गम bhujaṅgama = serpent-demon

खेट khe-ṭa = air-moving, cavity, hollow, aperture

अर्कशशिशत्रु arka-śaśi-śatru = enemy (shatru) of the sun (arka) and the moon (shashi)

resides in




Caput Draconis

Head of the Dragon

North Node


resides in


Khepra - Kraft



"flash flood"


Importance displayed via appearance of Home, Lands, Waters, Boundaries, Shelters, Protections, Defenses, Vehicles

Thrill of ethnicity, ethnoreligion, routine, roots

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

St. Hyacinth Kirk, Bavaria

Public Figure Examples

[Rahu in bhava-1]

[Karkata indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-1 casts passionately unique individualizing drishti into 5-7-9]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[entrancing cult of nationalist personality] [identified with prestige of folkways] [passionately identified with ancient agricultural rhythms] [seeks privilege in the defense of seasonal rituals] [ambition to protect the harvest on local pathways and waterways] [vital embodiment of fascinating ethnicity] [appears as a uniquely special homelander]

[potential for fraudulently or fabulously exaggerated patriotism, in matters of physicality, embodiment, innovation, style of movement, athletic prowess, vitality, unique identity, personality integrity, or conditions of birth]

[Rahu in bhava-2]

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-2 casts passionately enriching capitalizing drishti into 6-8-10]

[12, socially invisible passions, ambitious imagination]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

passion for valuable treasuries in the place of settlement * masquerade of important property assets

[Rahu in bhava-3]

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-3 casts passionately publishing mercantile drishti into 7-9-11]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[ambition to deliver culturally familiar instruction] [seeks privilege via passionate narratives of household routine] [exhilarating communication about secure boundaries]

[publication of exciting domestic information] [exceptionally localized business process] [exaggerated rhythmic cohort ensemble] [opportunistically enterprising protective sibling-cousin]

[over-reaching scope of commercial property ownership] [compulsively mood-sensitive technical skill] [boundary-challenging ethnic media publications]

  • Basic Instinct 1944- drama-commerce Michael Douglas [ancestral-undulating Punarvasu-4]

[Rahu in bhava-4]

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-4 casts passionately property-owning habitual drishti into 8-10-12]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's rhythmic entrancement

passion for prestige property, routine, roots


[Rahu in bhava-5]

[for Meena indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-5 casts passionately dramatic speculative drishti into 9-11-1]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[compelling desire to demonstrate acts of sentimental caretaking] [enthusiastic display of over-protective parenting] [craving for exhilarating showmanship in glamorous householding] [may boast about astonishing domestic scenarios and tableaux]

[potential for fraudulently or fabulously exaggerated moral sensitivity, in matters of politics, drama, celebrity, romance, creative performance, game-playing and gambling, financial speculation, and children]

[over-reaching patriotic boundary-defense may characterize the attention-getting artistic performance] [excitingly embellished familiar folk drama][may involve privileged local seasonal rituals showcase roles for extraordinary children]

[Rahu in bhava-6]

[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-6 casts passionately adversarial ministering drishti into 10-12-2]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

passion for conflict, litigation, remedies

[craving for security and defense]


[Rahu in bhava-7]

[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

passion for partnership agreements

[Rahu in bhava-8]

[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-8 casts passionately secretive revelatory drishti into 12-2-4]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[ambitious comforting in times of revolutionary change] [nourished by prestige initiations] [desire to transform the old customs]


[Rahu in bhava-9]

[for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

Rahu-9 casts passionately paradigmaticly believing drishti into 1-3-5]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[righteous desire to expound ancestral principled beliefs][craving for soothing, exhilarating rhythms of customary preaching] [seeks privilege via domestic patronage roles]

[potential for fraudulently or fabulously exaggerated patriotism, in matters of theological, theoretical, ideological, global-scope, philosophical, doctrinal, sacerdotal, higher priestly understandings]

[exciting ethno-national ideologue] [expedient use of habitual parochial catechisms] [over-reaching mixed-culture moralistic teachings] [pretentiously ambitious father-figure may over-ride orthodox practice in patriarchal guidance roles]


[Rahu in bhava-10] [svabhava]

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-10 casts passionately lawful institutional drishti into 2-4-6]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[regulatory authority based in mixed-culture localist customs] [fascinating icon of domestic security] [elite captain of exciting homeland defense]

[astonishing social rise of householders, land-stewards, environmentalists, farmers, sailors, transporters, schoolteachers, parents, police] [reputed for fabulous dwellings and pathways]

[Rahu in bhava-11] [svabhava]

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-11 casts passionately profitable networked drishti into 3-5-7]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[routine passion for farm revenues] [over-reaching real-estate profits] [ambitiously nationalistic high-achieving friends] [desire to protect economic communities] [exhilarating kinship networks] [extraordinary defensive fundraising]

[hunger for pathway earnings] [risk-rewarding rhythmic marketplace connectivity] [seeks importance in familiar assemblies]


  • POTUS-pair-41 + POTUS-43 mother 1925-2018 Barbara Pierce Bush [secretive-disguising Pushya-4]

[Rahu in bhava-12]

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's apparently familiar, rhythmic entrancement

[Rahu-12 casts passionately private secluding drishti into 4-6-8]

[wants to be a prestigious folkways protector yet obsessed with privacy] [passion for back-room soothing comforts] [interior guidance from ancestral apparitions]

[desires unseen unorthodox parenting privilege] [yearns for access to breast-and-stomach research enclosures] [hungry to enhance security fantasies within undulating sleep states]

[habitually seeks opportunity in isolated ritualized sanctuary spaces] [ambitious culturally familiar patriot seeks clandestine homelife] [oscillating moodiness makes astonishing dreamlike illusion]

[craving for long sheltered sojourns in distant lands] [inner guidance from psychic mother-figure] [seeks importance via clairsentient rhythmic empowerments]



Rahu-Karkata = the chalakaraka is motivated by a great Ambition to Nurture and Protect one's family, the land, and one's people.

  • Quest for the Nest.

Rahu-Karkata is fascinated by parent-protector roles rooted in management of lands, farms, forests, fisheries: e.g. groundskeeper, game warden, fisheries guardian of the Old Ways, environmental protector.

  • Mad Monk 1869-1916 Romanov Grigori Rasputin [profitable-distributive Aśleṣa-3] a staunch royalist, GR referred to the Tsar and Tsarina as " Papa" and " Mama"

  • Russ 1870-1924 Bolshevik Vladimir Ulyanov Lenin [ancestral-defensive Punarvasu-4][12, socially invisible passions, ambitious imagination] VUL led the Bolshevik uprising 1917 October Revolution in Russia. The uprising toppled the Tsarist regime and swiftly nationalized all property in the nation [Karkata], introducing a terrorist dictatorship and violent repression in the name of security-Karkata

  • USA-Congress 1943- Newt Gingrich [networking-profitable Aśleṣā-3] + [uchcha-Guru-yuti-Shukra] NLG postured [Rahu] as arch-conservative guardian of a parochial way of life [Old Pathways Karkata]

Rahu may seek to acquire privilege via pretentious caretaker relationships.

  • POTUS-11 Manifest Destiny 1795-1849 James Knox Polk was a financially privileged planter who believed that plantation slaves were a class of subhuman beings who could not care for themselves due to their low intelligence. Polk asserted that slaves were agricultural property, to be bought and sold at the will of their owner; however, owner-protectors were morally responsible to shelter, nourish, and provide basic religious training to their slaves.

Self-elevation via unusual, exotic, barrier-bending, taboo-twisting or fast-track approach to transport.

Instinct to get ahead [Rahu] via carrying

  • ships, airplanes, boats, wagons, trucks, lorries, vehicular transfer, ferries, carriages, cars, carts, cargo

Tremendous desire for property ownership-stewardship :

  • homes, farms, gardens, ranches, groves, estates.

Rahu seeks elite privileged, socially important lands which may be held either in the public trust or via private ownershipr.

Snake-like Naga gets fascinated by the goal of privileged entitlement to the prize of Deep-Rooted Security in the Land. When quite near to the goal and nearly assured of success, Naga then may get ejected via pretentious foundations.

Great leap forward into Patriotic or Land Ownership Privilege

  • UK-PM Path to Power 1925-2013 Margaret Thatcher [governing-organizational Pushya-2] [samka KSY] [9, ideology]

  • During her Rahu Mahadasha age 47-65, this famous mother-of-two led a principled (9) land-rights war [Karkata] to reclaim the small, far-distant territory of barely populated, Spanish-speaking Falkland Islands off the coast of Argentina.

  • MRT also oversaw a massive laissez-faire economics theory-driven (9) overhaul of the British economic systems, stripping most public benefit from rules of property, profit, and taxation. Karkata-wise, although world opinion found the land-claims [Karkata] rather preposterous (Rahu preposterous) nevertheless the British citizenry [Karkata] was enchanted. MRT's popularity as a defending patriot reached an all-time high.

By contrast,

  • Oops 1981- music-merchandise Britney Spears [rhythmic-habitual Punarvasu-4][vargottamsha] BJS = a passion-for-imagination [12]. Rahu-Karkata signals a hunger for the privileges accorded to familiar-faces. BJS song-and-dance performances are richly fantasized, yet the rhythms are culturally comfortable [Karkata].

Find Professor Chandra and determine Soma's effects in the radix and navamsha.

Professor Rahu may amplify Chandra's effects, and also the effects of any other graha occupying Karkata.

In Mithuna, Rahu's desire-inflaming passions acquire Chandra-like nurturing and sheltering characteristics.

Psycho-emotional entitlement

Rahu very intense in Soma's rashi

Rahu magnifies the whole range of mind's astral awareness, including sensitivity to deep currents of nurturing emotion in self and others. Intensely desires security and rhythmic stability, is never satisfied with depth of family bonding.

Can never have enough opportunity to give and receive parental love and care.

Yet, the native is by nature emotionally fluctuating and changing every day. Highly unstable parent, no matter the Great Display.

May make a great display of parenting, or patriotism, or both - but the display is intended to attract attention and create opportunities for acquisition of higher privileges. It is not a display of contentment.

Can develop a parent complex, taking care of everyone within reach. Has a special attraction * akarshana * to those who are 'separated' from their roots: destitute, homeless, and stateless.

Can become extremely focused on protecting their family, home and homeland from invaders - psychic or physical. Yet, the native also seeks public validation of the parenting role, in which the native feels unstable.

Professor Rahu is an interloper, potentially a fraud, and usually a poseur who wants to be included in the world of the gods and their privileges. But, Rahu is an illegitimate being in the world of those who earned their status via penance and endurance (Shani, the Old Ones). Thus Rahu is always working overtime, trying to receive legitimation in a role for which He is unqualified. His methods are devious and surreptitious, driven by a deep hunger for validation which is never satisfied.

Rahu's hunger for validation of parenting-sheltering-protecting legitimacy (remember ) ironically can cause the native to open one's home to psychic or physical invasion, such as the tabloid press or social welfare agencies.

Mahadasha of Rahu for Rahu-Karkata
  • General trends, environments, experiences of the Rahu mahadasha

Trajectory via Patriotism, Ethnic folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms, and Care of the Land

  • Mahadasha of Rahu and most bhukti of Rahu (depending on Rahu's angle to the mahadasha pati) will exhibit the script qualities of Karkata the Shelter.

  • The typical starting scene involves parenting, schooling, and protective duties, such as military defense or land-care stewardship.

The Rahu experience begins with patriotic or parental instinct (according to the bhava) which grounds and stabilizes the native within one's home culture either physically, psychologically, or spiritually.

An enunciation of the art of laying foundations is required. The environment supports every type of"roots "activity such as teaching of customary manners, provision of homes and sheltered space, dealing with vehicles.

The important actors typically hold rank of parent or grandparent, parochial authority, school-master, examiner, or licensor.

Foundation from inside, protection from outside

  • the native might engage in defensive behavior driven by a sudden, obsessive attraction * akarshana * to an unusual type of security. Everyone in this Rahu-Karkata environment is involved in placing and guarding the"roots " of an ethnic culture, deep in the ecology of the land

  • The rooting and attachment of the personality integrity or the body might start (or seem to start) from completely external circumstances, such as parenting, acquiring a home or completing education in the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of one's people. One might start the cycle with a desire to feel more secure .

  • Also one may accept the role of pre-eminent female [Chandra] in a family, accepting the central role of Mother (Soma) in exotic circumstances, such as becoming the caretaker [Karkata] of a children lacking a mother. The feminine nativity with Rahu-Karkata often finds that motherhood has some barrier-bending, taboo-twisting attributes, both in regard to her childhood experience of women who are mothers and one's own mothering trajectory.

  • For example, one may be effectively raised by female house servants and nurses rather than by the titular but absent mother. Or one may allow servants (usually exotic) or relatives to raise one's own children.

Circling the Wagons

  • The longer the Rahu period, the more opportunity for dramatic development. After embarking upon quest to obtain better emotional and material security, there is continuous development of the instinct to protect against invaders. Land ownership and property management feature on this trajectory.

  • Rahu-Karkata is an excellent placement for The professional land-use expert, national defense, property management, parent-teacher association, wetlands conservationist .

If Rahu is associated with a Maraka graha

  • the onset of the period of intensive self-protection (18 yrs for the major period and varying lengths for each bhukti and pratyantardasha era) may be punctuated by deaths or severe loss from fear of invasion or expulsion from the home. A death or abrupt separation can serve as the 'opening bell' of this mahadasha.

  • The initial onset of a crisis caused by anxiety over sovereignty and security can be self-inflicted due to Rahu's restless discontent to get moving toward the higher privileges, although Typically, at the time of Rahu + Maraka loss of previous conditions of stability of ethnic custom, the native blames the nation-state or 'circumstances beyond our control'.

  • However psychically it is the native 's ambition to catapult oneself into the higher powered realm which eradicates previous ethnic and national identity to make way for new loyalties and a new trajectory toward the top levels of social recognition.

Rahu brings important new actors into the life scene, and these actors are typically from a different cultural background. The native is networked into the culture of the new actors, and may be asked to accept additional connections, outside the community of one's upbringing.

Although it involves a great deal of targeted effort, one needs to acquire or remember elements of the new actors worldview in order for the native to make the leap into one's next life phase.


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