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Rahu samchara * transit bhava-5

Rahu occupies 5th-from-Chandra

  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]

" As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can't see how it is." ~~ Ram Dass


AUM ram ravahe namah

Professor Rahu

रघु raghu [rapid, light, fleet, fickle]


Rahuva - Rehula

अर्करिपु arkaripu [enemy of Sun]

चाण्डाल cāṇḍāla [outcast, pariah, worst, lowest]



enemy (shatru) of the sun (arka) and the moon (shashi)

resides in





Caput Draconis

Head of the Dragon

North Node



the fifth house




see also: Rahu occupies 5th-from-Chandra


Rahu Yantra

Public Figure Examples:


[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

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

check Mangala for defining source of Rahu's dynamic competitive energy

  • Jane Wyman first life-partner of Ronald Reagan, A-List actress of her day

[Rahu-Urisha] [uchcha]

[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

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

check Shukra for defining source of Rahu's contractual enriching sensuality

boundary-breaching challenger and expedient appropriator of politics, financial speculation, over-reaching values, exaggerated treasuries,

  • Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie [charitable-visionary Kṛttikā-4]

  • Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien [hierarchical-ranking Kṛttikā-2]



[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

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

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's communicative flair


[for Meena indriya-lagna]

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

check Chandra for defining source of Rahu's rhythmic entrancement


[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

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

check Surya for defining source of Rahu's brilliant entitlements


[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

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

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's articulate argumentation

[passion for display logistics] [seeks opportunity via celebrity ministry] [social mobility via aid to servants]

[creatively over-reaching assistance for entertaining chores] [fascinating remedies help overworked party-givers]


[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

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



[for Karkata indriya-lagna]

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

check Mangala for defining source of Rahu's eruptive energy

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie [ministering-logistical Anuradha-2]



[for Simha indriya-lagna]

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

[wants to be a sparkling center-stage prestigious preacher][gains importance via intelligence for higher understanding]

[passion for doctrinal politics] [seeks opportunity via theological-ideological display]

[craves inspirational drama] [fabulous principled ceremonial performance]

[astonishing genius for romantic games] [brilliantly philosophical children-or-students]



[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

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

  • Pakistan-PM 1953-2007 Daughter of Destiny Benazir Bhutto [ministering-complaining Dhaniṣṭha-2]


  • Sound and Fury 1897-1962 novelist William Faulkner [competitive Śrāvaṇa-1] [Amrita-Padama KSY ]

[Rahu-Kumbha] [svakshetra]

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

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

[passion for politics of mass assemblies] [craves central roles in networked economies] [plays risky marketplace games] [clever gambling creates extraordinary wins-and-losses] [fascinated by political gatherings] [eldest child may take center stage in gridworked systems]


[for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

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

  • musical producer Quincy Jones

  • cinematic producer Guy Ritchie

  • Patty Hearst heiress, bank-robber, performance artist

  • Lee Iacocca Chrysler CEO, marketer

  • passion for politics, celebrity, drama, games, speculation, entitlements
  • display of glamorous imagery, charisma, brilliance, glitter, uniqueness, emblems of royalty and celebrity
  • seeks privilege via - glamorous entertainments, political campaigns, prestigious events, pageantry, fashion and performance arts, literary poetics, romances and children
  • creates drama and entertainments in a culturally Mixed-and-Mottled style which may breach the established comfortable folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms
  • over-extended in matters of drama and children

chalakaraka Rahu in bhava 5

  • Ambitious desire [Rahu] to be recognized as a brilliantly intelligent creative risk-taking performance genius. Self-elevation via surreptitious involvement in politics, theatre, fashion, games, romantic idealism, speculative finance, unusual children, entitlements, the royal court.

  • Extraordinary, illegitimate, or exotic offspring. The children might live with foreigners, or their circumstances break some type of conventional taboo. Rahu-5 is a celebrity seeking; fascinating figure who craves drama, excitement, bright lights, applause. Creativity and display are Rahu-5's launching platforms, from which the chalakaraka seeks His illusory privilege.

chidrakaraka Ketu in bhava 11

  • Ambivalence [Ketu] toward economic gains and social networking. No restrictions upon gains of income, but also very little attachment to material achievements.

  • Although Rahu in bhava 5 makes one famous, Ketu-11 has few friendship links. Minimal taste for company. May be swindled by false friends in the marketplace, yet not motivated to seek redress.

Glamor, entertainment, charisma, entitlement, celebrity, glitterati

  • POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy [strategic-complaining Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] had the exceptionally charming Rahu-Dhanus-5 in Shukra-ruled luzury-loving Pūrvāṣāḍhā.

  • JFK was said to have won the razor-edge 1960 POTUS-35 political election during Rahu--Surya bhukti on the strength of his charm in front of the camera. Rahu drishti into his sporting, articulate, masculine Budha-yuti-Mangala-9 greatly amplified his aura.
  • Young JFK understood the new medium of television (5 = 3rd-from-3rd message-media) as a political tool. He appeared like a young warrior-scholar (Kuja-9) bright, alert, and clean-shaven for an evening broadcast [Budha].
  • His competitor, by contrast -- the elder, media-zero-savvy Richard Nixon -- appeared uneasy, tired, and grumpy with a "five o'clock shadow" of beard growth.

Amplification of the importance of charisma, politics, individual creativity, and children (5), often at the expense of the practical awareness of the larger social community (11).

" Knows " that one is destined for greatness as a member of the elevated class that has been specially chosen to promote one's children, one's creative performance, one's romantic literature, political power , or gambling genius.

Rahu in Bhava 5

  • genius

  • splendid glittering charm

urgent ambition to obtain political intelligence. Oily, smoky things in the position of center-stage glamour and attention. Fuels, gasses, explosives.

hungers to be recognized as

a brilliant speculator or gamesman

election-loving, fascinating politician

  • POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy [ministering-calculating Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2]

  • Calif-Gov 1938- Moonbeam Jerry Brown [political-dramatic Anuradha-1]

theatrical performers * a passion for center-stage

or literati,

  • " Da Vinci Code" novelist Dan Brown

  • 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso [inspirational-dogmatic Uttarāṣāḍha-1] although most of his books are transcripts of conversations or co-written with appointed scribes, HH has produced many tomes of modern inspirational philosophy, in addition to more scholarly commentary on key texts.

  • Faust 1749-1832 polymath Johann Wolfgang von Goethe [exploring-disguising Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [Mangala-yuti-Rahu] wrote everything from government policy documents to scientific studies to bawdy tavern melodramas. His earthy tunes were very popular.

wishes to be perceived as "naturally" possessed of a charismatic glamour which admits to membership in the genius class

  • POTUS-44 Audacity of Hope 1961- Barack H. Obama [heritage-assets Magha-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha] [Kuja-yuti-Rahu]

  • Apple Computer 1955-2011 Steve Jobs [mercantile-sales Mūla-3] [no-limits Mula] [5] [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] Although his stated goal was not to be the richest man in the graveyard, charismatic showman SPJ did ultimately gain fabulous winnings from venture capitalism, before his untimely demise

camouflaged participant in celebrity-activism

desire to join the company of those blessed with divinely good luck

Elevation via Fascination

Rahu utilizes the theatrical stage of Bhava-5 creativity

Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic politics, romantic idealism, theatrics, celebrity and charisma.

Unusual or exotic circumstances regarding children

idealistic personality;

Craving for applause; passion for holding the center of political attention

Rahu-5 may opportunistically self-elevate into elite company assisted in marriage alliance by the often-dispersing Ketu-11.

Always hungry for, but never satisfied with

  • achievement, privilege, recognition in political, theatrical, romantic, poetic, creative, or speculative endeavor, including the birth of children.

Rahu in 8th from 10th

Knows how to exploit the legal loopholes using secrets of orderly hierarchies and governments.

Extremely strong political-theatrical instincts toward self-elevation through risk. However, the full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 9, 11, and 1.

Rahu in bhava-5 = craves the privilege of creative self-expression via performance arts, politics, or children.

May involve a barrier-bending, taboo-twisting fertility quest or foreign adoption.

Reckless Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may signal a risqué pregnancy; or romance. The first child may be socially illicit in some way, as 5 = 8th from 10th, but this is rarely harmful.

Generally, if Rahu enjoys the mutual drishti or yuti Guru, ambitions to self-promote via children are fulfilled and many lives are benefitted.

Otherwise, expedient Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 can deprive one of self-produced children even while generating dozens or even millions of students

  • 14th Dalai Lama 1935- Policy of Kindness Tenzing Gyatso [inspirational-doctrinal Uttarāṣāḍha-1] Rahu-Dhanus preacher-teacher.


  • Gitanjali 1861-1941 lyrical poet Rabindranath Tagore [Rahu-5 occupies mysterious-transformative Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] ++ drishti into the 5-cluster [uchcha-Surya-Shukra-Budha-Mesha-9] [internationalism] Although famed as an exponent of the ethnic songs of his ancestral peoples, RT began interacting with the literary worlds of British-European society in his late teens. He lived abroad and travelled the world, cultivating an artistic [Pūrvāṣāḍhā] multi-cultural, boundary-osmosis celebrity presentation.


Exotic or highly unusual situations regarding the children

  • Apple Computer 1955-2011 Steve Jobs [mercantile-sales Mūla-3] [Mula-5 children] [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] Shukra ruling 3-10 grants a shimmering illusion of business leadership. Yet, Rahu's fabulous mirage can be fraudulent. In Jan-1983, SPJ was supposed to be in center-stage of the national applause, as TIME magazine's Man of the Year.

  • Yet, while crafting the cover-story, TIME journalists interviewed the impoverished mother of his SPJ's abandoned daughter (5). In response to millionaire SPJ's refusal to provide child support, the appalled editors removed photos and other references to SPJ. The feature title was changed to Machine of the Year and the article focused on the Apple Computer - not its selfish designer.


  • POTUS-pair-26 Whitehouse Restoration 1861-1948 Edith Carow Roosevelt [calculating-logistical Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2][pari-Padama (reverse) KSY] Alice was the child of ECR's husband Teddy's first marriage. Alice's mom died from complications of childbirth. Alice Lee Hathaway was both a bright light shining into ECR's life and a challenge to ECR's high-visibility household management. [Rahu-Dhanus-Apah-5] Alice was described as outspoken, taboo-bending, over-reaching, and glamorous. The press adored Alice's outrageous posturing, and she held the celebrity center of attention [5]. Dad TR often ignored Alice, but he never curtailed her. As TR famously said, "I can run the country, or I can attend to Alice; but I cannot possibly do both."

  • Material Girl 1958- dance song cinema Madonna [Guru-yuti-Rahu] first child from romantic alliance + child from marriage-2 + children from families of Malawi.

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie adopted several children from a variety of ethnic ancestries. Rahu-Vṛścika = transformation of identity. Superb mutual drishti with Guru-Meena-9 while Rahu's ruler Kuja occupies dharmasthāna with the Meena Moon.

The situation may mix unusual children with remarkable students

Idealistic, political and romantic . Political election, romantic idealism, or children provides a platform for personal ascendance. Rahu craves elevation to a higher social station via politics, theatre, children, or creative performance. Hunger for royal entitlements.

May tackle the most unsurmountable challenges with an attitude of Rahu-opportunism. Ambition to do the un-doable, using trickery if needed.


[Rahu-Vṛścika] [political-dramatic Anuradha-1] [navamsha Rahu-Simha]

ruled by [Mangala in bhava-10] [dikbala] [Yogakaraka] [Ruchaka Yoga]

  • Calif-Gov 1938- Moonbeam Jerry Brown served eight years as mayor of troubled Oakland, California, a city noted for its historic ethnically mixed-and-mottled [Rahu] population, severe crime, and generational poverty mixed with lavish wealth [Rahu]. No amount of barrier-bending, taboo-twisting political intervention could fundamentally change Oakland's chaotic culture, but JB tried - twice. Also elected four times to California governorship. Rahu's ruler Mangala-10 occupies 6th-from-Rahu. Each time he accepted the job, there arose a serious state fiscal crisis related to poverty, criminal usury, drug addiction, and medical services.

When vidyapati is energized, Rahu-5 may display a great desire to express personal genius , although one has not yet earned the wisdom to understand the source of that creativity.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may be driven by a passionate desire to be the radiant center of political attention, as a figure that is regal, sparkling brilliant confident entitled .

  • POTUS-35 Profiles in Courage 1917-1963 John F. Kennedy [ministering-logistical Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2]

Desire to be seen at center stage in both politics and theatre: celebrity-activists

Rahu uses the creative intelligence or the children as a platform from which to launch the Great Leap, but does not remain consistent with the political or creative agenda that one was elected or nominated to carry out.

  • Passion to become someone better, higher, different than given at time of creative assignment.

Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 often gets into misguided child-raising or illicit politicking that is "over their head" .

  • Rahu in bhava-5 = individual ascendance launched from a platform of children, creative intelligence, politics, and performance arts

By means of divine intelligence, showmanship , and speculative gaming, one wishes to obtain the privileges of royalty.

Rahu favors the use of deception and His style usually involves sneaking into forbidden places under culturally false pretenses.

Great Leap Forward via Personal Genius: Politics, Theatre, Romantic Amusements, and Games

Rahu's Great Leap Forward in bhava-5 creates a sudden advance to a higher level of social privilege via a shape-shifting change in

  • political-power style,

  • children, creativity

  • literary authorship, performance arts,

  • political and theatrical charisma

  • fashion, celebrity relationships, romantic idealism, courtly love

  • gambling and gamesmanship, speculation

  • and expressions of personal genius.

During the mahadasha of Rahu and bhukti of Rahu, one may re-invent the political self to facilitate a move to center-stage which more effectively matches the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of a royal or celebrity echelon.


In Shukra/Rahu period, the actress and child welfare advocate Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie adopted a child (Rahu/5 = adopted children) and changed her legal name to her stage name = "Angelina Jolie" (" pretty" ) .

  • The name-change decision was not only political by removing the power of her famous actor father to control her identity but also a"great leap forward" theatrically by creating lovely, exotic-sounding dramatic name.

Desire for Exotic Creativity

  • " Leapfrog" over the conventional path to privilege via political intelligence, theatrical genius, games and gambling, extraordinary confidence, or via one's children.

  • Desire to challenge conventional boundaries of creative intelligence, raising children, politics, speculation, and genius in performing arts

  • Hunger to Possess fame, celebrity, and hear the applause for one's individual intelligence

  • Although improperly qualified, one seeks privileged experience in courtly pastimes, poetry and literature, speculation, amusements and games

  • " leapfrogs " to celebrity status in theatre, politics, financial speculation, games, Often by marrying up (Guy Ritchie)

Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the realms of children, politics, creativity, literature, performance arts, theatre, speculation, and games.

Rahu the Intruder disregards the approved steps for generating children, upsets the schedule of theatrical performance art, and makes one privy to disturbing and possibly dangerous threats to national security.

  • Disrupts the predictability or poses legitimacy questions in regard to: the spouse's earnings (5 = 11th-from-7)

Rahu Mahadasha - Rahu bhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha

During periods of Rahu, a surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the realm of shelter and foundations and caretaking interactions.

  • The goal of the interloper is to break limits and challenge assumptions.

One's passion for connecting to this enticing exotic agent is disruptive but exciting and each iteration breaks some limit upon how many and which types of roots one is allowed to growr.

Restless Dissatisfaction with Children, Intelligence, Politics, Celebrity

  • Rahu in 5 provides a source of chronic dissatisfaction with the limitations and constraints of one's children, with political behaviors, with conventional intelligence, performance arts and celebrity lifestyle.

  • Dissatisfied with conventional children, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may prefer to adopt a child from a better or more diverse bloodline. Dissatisfied with conventional practice of intelligence, one adventures into new forms of insight. Rahu in 5 can indicate genius marked by remarkably high entitlement and intelligent gambling on creative risks.

  • Children tend to come through adoption and previous marriage or are born out of wedlock or have some high-risk features..

  • One seeks sudden promotion to privileged ranks via agency of calling attention to one's children (or grandchildren), performance arts, political association, fashion, celebrity recognition, speculative risk, and fame.

Quest for superior privilege via intelligence, speculation, gambling, politics, and offspring . Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 is overinvested in children, politics, entertainment, celebrity, charisma, center-stage entitlements.

  • Ambitious desire to be recognized for the exceptional qualities of one's children. May claim entitlement rights to children who are not precisely one's own. Often adopted exceptional children.

As an adversary of Shani, Professor Rahuva wants what He socially legitimately cannot have (Shani legitimation).

As an adversary of Chandra, Rahuva also craves what He morally should not have (Chandra, morality, the walls surrounding the settlement, local environment produces morality.)

It is the desire of Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 to receive the privileges accorded to:

  • political, literary, and theatrical genius

  • creator of delightful children

  • masters of the arts of entertainment and amusement

  • a splendid center-stage figure radiating Great Brilliance

Whatever distinction He obtains in the hungry question for recognition, hungry Rahu 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 political empowerment, charismatic centrality, and poetic, romantic brilliance. Every day begins with renewed lust for this ephemeral prize.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 = amplified political-creative impetus toward self-elevation through rule-evading risk.

The full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 9 + 11 + 1

A Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 parent may convert the process of raising children into a self-focused dramatic performance. It is not really about the children.

Elevation through Celebration

splendid placement for a theatrical performer, literary artist, or charismatic politician

The privilege-seeking ambitions of entrancing Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 express via creative intelligence.

Although outwardly a somewhat friendless and socially disconnected personality due to Ketu in bhava-11, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 invests great energy in pursuit of demonstrations of political acumen which promise to advance His social entitlements.

Camouflaging, disguising Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 wants to appear as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings

  • The Sun-Kings , theatrical actors and politicians,

  • radiant centers of public attention,

  • the charismatic and glittering, the royal and divinely inspired,

  • generators of marvelous children,

  • game-players and gamblers, entertainers, fashion-stylists

  • the intelligent, the creative, the sparkling, the confident and bright,

  • holders of fortune , the golden ones, brilliant, blessed,

  • Rex : the ric h, the reg al, the self-right eous, the right fully chosen.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 takes on whatever guise is necessary to insinuate Himself into the desired center-stage roles .

Rahu-5 seeks glory in exotic drama, through romance, through poetry, through adoration and admiration, through gambling and games, through children, through unusual environments, through self-attention.

craves privileged access to speculative opportunities

illusion of entitlement

passion for games

thrilled by gambling

cross-cultural romance

entitled excitements

craving for creativity

insinuates into the center of politics and drama

ambitious trajectories of important creativities

social mobility achieved via important-and-exotic children

unusual expressions of individual intelligence


boundary-breaching creativity

outsider wins in politics

irregular elections

mesmerizing artistic performance

fascinating fashion

non-customary drama

exhilarating charisma-charm

mixed-culture ceremonial displays

celebrity children

avant-garde royalty

exceptional individual entitlements

smoky impression of radiant glory

  • Often an unusual eldest child
  • unusual means of child acquisition [for example, adoption, or IVF]
  • super-political celebrity orientation
  • Rahu produces the over-reaching, fascinating, flamboyant, thrilling, celebrity enchantment necessary to hold center-stage positions

Professor Rahu drishti to 9, 11, 1 amplifies the ideological-patronage (9) and network-participation (11) and physical-appearance (1) attributes.

seeks extraordinary privilege [Rahu] within the realms of personal genius, entertaining, political, charismatic, creative, procreative, performing-arts, fashionable, glittering, center-stage, gambling and gaming environments (5)

Passion for Political Privilege

seeks to be recognized as special and important in center-stage roles

Urgent ambition to create self-reflexive drama

passion for politics, celebrity, literary genius, games

urgently ambitious charisma

disguised as a brilliant game-player, shining celebrity, or a royal figure

Pitri Dosha: casts a dramatic shadow over the father, father-figures, kings, celebrities, politicians, dramatists, creative artists, and games-players. These characters suffer from amplified, exaggerated, and expedient but falsified displays of autocracy and self-righteousness. The king's throne or the political power-center may be occupied by an impostor. In cultures where male ancestors are worshipped, pitri dosha suggests irregular ceremonial respect to the male ancestors (shraddha). Tends to disturb the relationship between one's father and one's children. For this reason among others, Rahu-5 is favorable for adoption or acquisition of children.

prestige sought via children, creativity, literature, intelligence fashion, politics, royalty, celebrity

Rahu-5 located in 6th-from = bhava-12 , might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with distant lands, fantasies, enclosures, the mother's religion

desire to be recognized as a centrally important, radiant light

fascinating heart, spine

Rahu's Passageway toward Privilege

  • the entertainments, creativity, games, romances, genius, children, and celebrity of Bhava-5 provides the snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.


Rahu the Rogue provides an extreme desire to obtain political celebrity and to receive applause for brilliant performance.

Les agents provocateurs represented by Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 = not necessarily an immoral influence. The agent desires to obtain privileged experiences by leapfrog without having followed the conventional proving steps toward social approval of creativity" (5, intelligence, genius, children).

Rahu-5 may challenge the existing orderly limits regarding

  • " showing off" = bravado = one may usurp center-stage attention in a surreptitious fashion by pretending to have more political credibility than one really has. (Examples of quick-rise to politically central positions on the basis of spotty, unrelated or unproven background

  • Lee Iacocca

  • exotic or unusual conditions of political career

  • romance = frequent and passionate

5 = 11th from 7th

  • in His 11th-from gainful, economic, networking, association-seeking behaviors, Rahu co-lord of Kumbha-natural vriddhi-pati -11 produces the hunger to form profitable marketplace association with a specific class of persons.

Rahu craves to enter into association with those whose gains, profits and goal-achievement are typically obtained from activities of the 7th portion.

Rahu aims to gain a fraudulent or as-yet-unearned qualification into this class of persons.

This class of entitlement obtains material increase (11) from the basis of bhava-7 contractual agreement.

Rahu desires those Fruits and profits arising

  • from Marriage

  • from contracts and agreements

  • from alliances and partnerships

  • from balancing and weighing

  • from bargains and deals

  • from negotiation and haggling

  • from match-making and pairing

  • from equity and equalization

  • from yokes and harnesses

  • from matching pairs, sets, groups

  • from equability and pleasantness

  • from paired organs in the body (testes, ovaries, eyes, ears, hands, lungs)

  • from diplomacy and graciousness

  • from appreciation of contributions of Others

  • from consulting and advising

  • from attorneys, barristers, solicitors

  • from legal settlements

  • from harmony

  • from fairness

  • from brokering and middle-man


bahu-putra yoga (many children)

Rahu in putra bhava = bahuputra yoga

results = If Rahu occupies 5 and Rahu does NOT occupy either Makara - Draco navamsha or Kumbha - Ghata navamsha then a possibility opens of having a rather large number of Children.

However, there should be other factors which support broad expansion of the child-count, such as incoming drishti from abundant Jupiter.

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie= Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 and vidya-pati-5 Kuja-yuti-Guru + Lagnesha-Chandra in dharma bhava

Children might live with outcasts or foreigners.

children = one may enjoy parenting children from diverse origins, including

  • step-children from the spouse's previous marriages

  • multi-racial = Quincy Jones

  • foreign adoption from mixed ethnicities Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie

conditions of the birth or adoption of the first child are likely to cross cultural barriers in some fashion, for example a single-parent adoption or a child born out of wedlock

  • single parent adoption Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie

Child before wedlock

The birth of children becomes politicized

Rahu-5 may become a voice in the politics of children's welfare

One tends to disregard conventional limitations regarding production, acquisition, and raising of children

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may appropriate the children of another

Children especially the eldest are unusual, perhaps adopted

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie

  • cinematic producer,"Mr. Madonna" Guy Ritchie

or born under unusual circumstances

The Rahu child is desirable, ambitious, and attractive, but may be a channeler of alternative personalities per Rahu-1. (depends on Rahu's ruler )

Rahu's pride generates a great desire t o exercise the creative intelligence.

One seeks to achieve self-elevation through acquisition of children. May feel entitled (5) to the social validation granted to those who raise society's children, yet often the offspring do not arrive on the conventional schedule.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 feels a passion for children despite not quite having earned the entitlement in parallel lives . Confidence in one's reproductive powers is low but recognition [Rahu] entitlement (5) = high.

Children are exotic or 'marked' (remarkable) in some fashion; often a foreign adoption, or one accepts the children of another.

Children are indeed a means to an end, the end being self-glorification [Rahu] rather than a natural continuation of a divine spark of intelligence (normal reproduction). Too much desire and not enough faith somewhat perverts the natural fertility process. Thus, devious means of producing or acquiring children must be resorted to.

If Guru casts drishti upon 1, 5 or 9 or Guru casts drishti upon Chandra; if Chandra occupies 1, 5 or 9;, none of the above devious machinations [Rahu] will overly complicate the biological process. At least one child arrives biologically when Guru's fertile eye glances at cool, moist Soma or the fortunate basal trine.

  • Even that child much beloved may arrive as a social taboo-breaker or via trickery or in fraudulent circumstances.

  • Bbhava-5 shows the social-material conditions of the children especially the social response to their unique expression of divine intelligence; however Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 's own emotionally responsive relationship to the child-1 starts at 5th-from-Chandra; child-2 = 7th-from-Chandra, and so forth.

As a general rule of Rahu-5, while Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may overly promote one's child in order to bring glorious justification to oneself (e.g., a 'stage mother') nevertheless offspring arrive into one's life in an abundant, natural way and there is little need for misgiving.

  • If Rahu + Guru and/or activator of 5 occupies 8, an early abortion (therapeutic or natural) often due to genetic irregularity [Rahu] of the infant's physical form.

With Rahu in 5, success in obtainment of children depends on the bhava-lord but inevitably Rahu the co-lord of Shani's rashi Kumbha will cause some ego-conflict and sorrow in matters of social justification (Surya vs Shani) in the process of reproduction and child-raising.

Rahu in 5 in a barren rashi (Kanya, Mithuna, Makara, Kumbha) generally signifies lack of children. If Budha or Shani are well positioned, e.g. in a trine and supported by child-positive companion graha, children may be obtained albeit by complex and possibly expensive means.

In other rashi, the circumstances of the children may reflect the character of the lord of putra bhava. Not a reactionary but a risk-taker in creative endeavors. A gambler who loves games of chance.

For a good life, avoid low-class gambling scenarios such as casinos. May give exceptionally interesting, volatile, and/or spectacularly profitable results in stock-market speculation, especially if Surya is also in this bhava.

Agents of approval, admiration, applause = risk-takers and cultural-boundary challengers.

Passion and desire are the primary means of gaining ego-validation, attention and approval.

Smoky, oily things

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may be involved in the politics of pollution both socially in terms of managing ostracized darker [Rahu] out-groups and materially, in terms of regulating toxic pollution of the natural environment

The Chosen

Rahu-5 may wish to feel specially "chosen" for a privileged role: permission to join the class of Kings, the spectacularly rich , elite politicians, creative performers, and literary genii, in a celebrity place at the center of attention.


Literary and performance art

  • Mighty Heart 1975- drama-activist Angelina Jolie

  • Lee Iacocca,

  • Guy Ritchie,

  • Quincy Jones

raising children and expressing individual creativity.

As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu upsets customary moral boundaries and induces risky behavior

  • in the children

  • in the literary and creative genius

  • in the politics, theatre, contests, games,

  • displays of intelligence

Rahu disrupts the customary methods of raising children and expressing individual creativity.

Can be an indication of celebrity, if Rahu's dispositor is favorable.

Underclass, exotic, or taboo attributes of the children . Polarizing catalysis Stomach trouble for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 .

  • Rahu in a rashi of Shani may deny children entirely.

  • Rahu in rashi of Budha, children arrive under peculiar circumstances (illegitimacy, commercial adoption, children of distant relatives thrice removed).

  • Rahu in other rashis may give large numbers of children, or a child of remarkable, outstanding talent.

Only the bhava lord can determine whether Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 can raise these unusual children, or whether the kids will be raised by others (servants, ex-spouses, etc.)

Expansive but unstable desire for children, which may be thwarted due to psychic fluctuations and inconsistency of purpose. Fascination with celebrity and political power. Excited applause received from the audience in response to Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 's expressions of individual genius.

Otherwise, peculiar circumstances surrounding the conception and development of children. Depending on the rashi, the child may become famous or distinguished in its own culture.

Always something unusual in the circumstances of conceiving the first child . Frequently an indicator of foreign adoption. Can signify adopting or raising one's grandchildren because one's own children have an irregular lifestyle.

Career + public status difficulties

" Damned if you do; damned if you don't."

When Rahu = 5, naturally Ketu = 11.

bhava-10 = public dignity + profession = enters a bad-angle position = a feeling of entrapment in career

  • the notoriously difficult 6th-from-Rahu = an attempt at quick self-elevation during which one becomes the victim of fraud or tricky deceit by adversarial others at the top of the social hierarchy

  • the notoriously difficult 12th-from-Ketu = an attempt to withdraw from involvements during which one is prevented from"clean cut" separation because 12th-from-Ketu frustratingly 'dissolves the detachment' and re-invigorates the professional duties.

  • This sort of executive leadership role is adversarial and unsatisfying to the point of impoverishment or physical illness, yet psychically [Ketu] it is quite hard to get out of The social responsibilities involved.

QUOTATION from Das / Bepin Behari WRT Rahu-Dhanus

" Your creativity has a strange or foreign aura; not bad, but deep and unusual .

  • Your writing, for example, is so deep that others get somewhat absorbed in it.

  • You have a very easy time understanding the lower levels of society, the seedy, the underworld, the poor, the distressed -- this is an area where you move easily.

You are deeply interested in liberation from material entanglement.

  • Expert in understanding the inner meaning of things, in other words, has insight .

During the periods ruled by Rahu, you will experience gains and success.

  • Your spouse will sometimes exhibit a short temper and have stomach problems.

Watch out for your own difficulties with the heart and lungs.

  • You will probably have at least one son .

  • You worry much, and have few friends .

  • Your first child may pose some difficulty.

During Rahu ruled periods, watch for indigestion and excess bile.

  • Also, this Rahu brings you into association with the downtrodden of society and it makes you mentally sharp .

  • Your son(s) if any should watch out for snakes and danger while in the country."


6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = Producers of polarizing catalysis

6/12 agency = bhava-10

  • The Father's family history

  • The father's wealth

  • The Father's knowledge

  • The father's cultural values

  • Seniority,

  • Respect for Age

  • Respect for Law

  • Rank and Responsibilities:

  • Social Obligation,

  • The Boss

  • Top Positions

  • Tribal chieftain

  • Leadership

  • Work Career

  • Ability to Govern ,

  • Creating an Orderly Environment

  • Executive Directors

  • Rules,

  • Policies

  • Top Decision-Makers

  • Hierarchical Social Structures

  • " The Deeds One is Required to Perform"

  • Executive Leadership,

  • Vocation,

  • Institutional Governance,

  • Dignity,

  • Social Reputation

  • Promotion

6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu

Fame and acclaim, rank and recognition: Rahu wants it - but can Rahu get it?

The bhava which = 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = karma-bhava = most conflicted, adversarial, toxic, frustrating, every-way-but-loose environment of the nativity

  • Periods of the lord of bhava-10 are therefore often especially difficult for matters of maintaining or securing a top executive or governing position and sustaining public respect, particularly if combined with a samchara Rahu-Ketu contact to the axis of bhava 4-10.

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 polarizing catalysis for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 r.

Compared to 6th-from-Shani

6th-from-Shani-related disagreement and conflict improves with age, neutrality, and patience.

  • However, 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu variety of conflict due to overstepping the bounds of one's rightful place (6th-from-Rahu) plus loss of meaningful engagement due to apathy (12th-from-Ketu) reappears in a new guise during each subsequent Rahu bhukti.


6th-from-Rahu = the disagreements, disappointments, broken contracts, accusation, arguments, and adversarial relationships which originate in Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 '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-seeking-a-remedy such as debt leading to poverty or servitude, which are triggered by Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 's instinctive desire [Rahu] to challenge boundaries and leap-frog over customary stepwise earnings.

The negative consequences of 6th-from angles are pre-incarnationally planned 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.

  • Effects of 6th-from-Rahu do not necessarily reflect any present-life crime or dishonor committed by Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 . The origins of Rahu-Ketu drama are often shrouded in the mists of previous lives.

  • Neutral acceptance of the realities of"6th-from"accusations, disregard for agreements, and ill-will in humanity is often the only available strategy for dealing with this recurring situation.



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.

  • Effects of 12th-from-Ketu are relatively subtle yet often deeply frustrating; there is not enough energy or enthusiasm available to summon, not enough fuel in the tank, to get going toward solution of 12th-from-Ketu problems.

  • Neutral acceptance of inevitable loss is Typically, the only available strategy.


Naturally, if weak or undignified graha should occupy or own the bhava which is 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu, the negative results can be intensified.

Particularly the personal graha - Surya, Chandra, Budha - are afflicted when they occupy the adversarial 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.

  • Calif-Gov 1938- Moonbeam Jerry Brown suffers Budha + [Shukra-yuti-Mangala] in 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu . Mangala activates the partnering career 10th-from-10th, but Kuja-12 also indicates conflict with advisors. For Brown, there was political success at the state level, but his POTUS and USA-Senate suffered from conflict with his counselors and advisers.

Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-5 =

6th-from mantrasthāna = bhava-10

During Rahu bhukti if rogesha-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by imposed obligation to adhere to public moral standards, need to maintain a top organizational position, professional career responsibilities and substantial leadership duties
effects of Rahu mahadasha 18 years

effects of Rahu bhukti

effects of Rahu pratyantardasha

Most salient effects of Rahu in bhava-5 - passion for politics, celebrity, games occur during Rahu mahadasha. Maximum outcome during svabhukti of Rahu-Rahu and also during the bhukti of Rahu's rashi-pati.

Also strong results of Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 should be expected during each of the nine bhukti of Rahu which occur within the 120 year Vimshottari Dasha.

  • During any Rahu bhukti, expectations must be adapted to the angle between the Mahadasha-pati and Rahu.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of creative intelligence, political charisma, extraordinary children, or celebrity fame.

  • May involve a fertility quest, surrogate birth, or foreign adoption; or a sudden, unexpected pregnancy which becomes a vehicle for self-promotion.

  • Alternatively, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 may invoke a passionate desire to engage in artistic performance, celebrity fame or radiant political power.

Methods of expedient self-elevation for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 include"appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-5 such as promotion to more central political positions, creative distinction in literary or dramatic performance, hub-of-the wheel roles, scholarly brilliance, king-figure behavior, and flaunting of bhagya good-luck via financial speculation and gambling.

Although Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 has not yet * earned* the entitlements of authentic creativity which are normally accorded to royalty, children, and genius performers, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5 is motivated by a hungry desire to grasp these entitlements in a"fast-track" fashion. His ambition is boundless.

  • Typically during the first portion of the Rahu period, Rahu will succeed in rising above the privilege accorded to His station of birth - sometimes dramatically so.
  • However, toward the end of the Rahu bhukti, just at the moment when He would appear to have achieved His goal, Rahu typically suffers a sudden fall from the improperly appropriated entitlements.
  • A more normal course of [akashic memory patterning] in the nativity is then recovered.

Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-5's upward trajectory may involve fraudulent or irregular methods of financial speculation, gambling and games, political empowerment, creation, or procreation that are over one's head.

Final results depend on the disposition of the ruler of Rahu's rashi.


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