In Vedic Astrology, Rahu as a planet has its own significance and importance. It is an imaginary planet with no physical existence and thus it is often called as a ‘Shadow Planet’. Rahu is symbolic of a head of a demon that became immortal after drinking nectar.
According to Vedic astrology theories, Rahu is said to be representing the karmic past, desires and obsessions of the native. However, a true analysis on the malefic and benefic effects of this planet can only be ascertained with an in depth reading of the online horoscope
of the native.
Now, let’s get on to know how Rahu influences the different houses of horoscope with its placement.
Rahu in the 1s House:
The placement of Rahu in the first house (Ascendant) is considered to be favourable and it gives positive results to the native. If Rahu is placed in a good sign, it bestows the native with unexpected wealth and financial gains. Such a native will have high level of thinking, will be intellect and clever. Though, it is also noted that this placement also makes the native short tempered and argumentative.
Rahu in the 2nd House:
If Rahu is placed in the second house of the chart; it is not favourable for the native’s family and domestic life. This placement of Rahu will result in unnecessary arguments and rifts with family members and relatives. Such a native may also never get the favour and love of his own family members.
Rahu in the 3rd House:
The third house of the chart is said to be representing the siblings, courage and communication skills of the native. If positive Rahu is placed here, the native can earn a lot through investing in business like media and communication. Some of the renowned politicians and celebrities have this placement in chart.
Rahu in the 4th House:
Rahu when placed in the 4th house of the chart is considered to be inauspicious to the native. It is because the fourth house denotes the mental state of the native, relation with mother, property and relation with friends etc. An afflicted Rahu can create bad effects on these aspects of the native.
Rahu in the 5th House:
The effects of Rahu when placed in the 5th house are neutral, neither good nor bad. But this placement surely makes the native to have a pleasing and amiable personality. Such a native will be impressive with an amazing blend of creativity and a higher level of intellect and wisdom.
Rahu in the 6th House:
The sixth house is considered to be a malefic house denoting the house of enemies as per the Vedic astrology. Therefore, any placement of the malefic planet is said to be beneficial and positive to the native. Such a native will never be defeated by his enemies as they will never be able to face him. They can easily win over their enemies and will also have a sound health.
Rahu in the 7th House:
The presence of Rahu in the seventh house of the chart is not considered to be favourable and positive. The 7th house depicts the matter related to marriage. Such a person will not be able to build his trust and is not trustworthy. They usually have a tendency to cheat on their partners. They may also marry someone who is not from their own community.
Rahu in the 8th House:
When Rahu is placed in the 8th house of the chart of the native; it is bound to give some most unfavourable and adverse results. The 8th house is said to be ruling by Mars and indicates matter like health issues, obstacles and accidents in the native’s life. If Rahu is placed in this position, it will have an adverse effect on these matters.
Rahu in the 9th House:
The 9th house of the chart is said to be denoting various important aspects of life such as luck and religious inclination of the native. Na adverse Rahu in this postion will be responsible for bad health of father, bad luck and prosperity in the native’s life.
Rahu in the 10th House:
As per Vedic Astrology
, this is the most favourable and beneficial placement of Rahu. It gives the best results to the native. Rahu in the 10th house will make the native prominent personality with name, fame and respect throughout his life.
Rahu in the 11th House:
The placement of Rahu in this house is auspicious in getting favourable results in money related matters. Such a native will get abundance of money through his own efforts or sometimes by the help of family, friends and relatives.
Rahu in the 12th House:
This is also one such placement where Rahu confers its ill effects on the native’s life. If the placement of Rahu is combined with the presence of other malefic planets, the situation becomes all the more troublesome. Such a native can have depression, tension, stress and even suicidal thoughts in life.