In order to appreciate, one has to understand that no planet acts and infl uences in isolation. Results of every planet are relative to the strength and weakness of the entire birth chart. As such before proceeding further one has to appreciate some peculiarities of Rahu Ketu. This is being dealt with in Part General. Second Part II would be more specifi c relating to its Rashi, Nakshatra and Navamsha position. Part-I - General The Earth and the Moon move on defi ned paths in heavens, creating different fi elds of forces.
These relative fi elds of forces and equilibrium between these forces, is disturbed when paths of the earth and the Moon intersect. Rahu and Ketu do not possess mass like other planets. Two nodes of the Moon, Rahu and Ketu are the two points — representing cross roads on the fi elds of forces of the earth and the Moon and two points of disturbance. At the time of eclipse the light and other electromagnetic vibrations coming from the Moon or the Sun are cut off and normal arrangements, which obtain for the earth, are disturbed. Persons born during eclipse, due to this disturbance, have been found suffering mildly and sometimes seriously from mental abnormality and other physical ailments.
Planetary infl uences are modifi ed when they come in contact with Rahu and Ketu. Whenever Rahu's in conjunction with any planet, it will enhance the infl uence and basic quality thereof — towards "Bhoga" and "Samgrah" while Ketu relieves from the basic quality of the conjunct planet i.e. "Moksha" or freedom from the bondage created by conjunct planet by taking away or distancing the Jeeva indicated by the conjunct planet and material prosperity relating there to. But it is said to increase intellectual properties of the planet to great heights, if permitted by horoscopic constraints.
Further by absorbing the results of the conjunct planet they give results of the conjunct planet, thereby virtually making the conjunct planet affl icted and weak from this point of view along with their capacity to affl ict the Sun and the Moon; and they are taken to have comparatively stronger infl uence as compared to other planets. But while considering infl uence of Rahu and Ketu, one must consider their disposition for the planets ruling the signs of Rahu and Ketu are called "Karmic Controlling Planets". It is said that since Ketu is inlet point of Karma, the planet ruling the sign of Ketu is called incoming, or past life, Karmic Control.
The planet ruling the sign of Rahu controls Karmic distribution in this life. "Karmic Controlling Planets" have strong implications depending upon where they fall in the chart and the aspect they make with nodal axis. This is of great signifi cance in Karmic Impact of Their Relation with other Planets on their Karkatwa If Rahu or Ketu is conjunct with another planet (s) in Trikona, Kendras, Trishadaya, in 8th or 2nd and 12th houses, following results may be expected: In Kendra Trikona etc Conjunct with Expected Results Rahu/Ketu in Kendra Trikonesha (including Lagnesh) Yoga Karaka Rahu/Ketu in Kendra Trishadayadhisha Ashubha Rahu/Ketu in Kendra Ashtamesha Ashubha Rahu/Ketu in Kendra 2nd or 12th Lord According to the infl uence of other house owned by 2nd and 12th Lords. as the case may be.
Rahu/Ketu in Kendra Shubha Kendresha Ashubha — due to Kendraadhipatya Dosha of Shubha? Rahu/Ketu in Kendra Ashubha Kendresha Sama. Rahu/Ketu in 7" House With Maraka Maraka — Ashubha Rahu/Ketu in Trikona Conjunct with Kendra Lord (including Lagnesh) Yoga Karaka Rahu/Ketu in Trikona Trikona Lord Shubha 2nd or 12th Lord Shubha Rahu/Ketu in Trikona Trishadayadhisha Shubha Rahu/Ketu in Trikona 8th Lord Shubha Rahu/Ketu in Trishadaya Trikonesha Mixed Results Rahu/Ketu in Trishadaya Kendresha Ashubha Rahu/Ketu in Trishadaya Trishadayadhisha Worse in Ashubhatwa Rahu/Ketu in Trishadaya Ashtamesha Anisthakaraka Rahu/Ketu in Trishadaya 2nd or 12th Lord Ashubha Rahu/Ketu in Asthama Trikonesha Mixed Results Rahu/Ketu in Asthama Kendresha Ashubha Rahu/Ketu in Asthama Trishadayadhisha Worse in Ashubhatwa Rahu/Ketu in Asthama Ashtamesha Anisthakaraka Rahu/Ketu in Asthama 2nd or 12th Lord Ashubha Rahu/Ketu in Asthama 7th Lord/Markesh Maraka Rahu/Ketu 2nd or 12th 7th Lord/Markesh Maraka Rahu/Ketu 2nd or 12th Karaka Karaka Rahu/Ketu 2nd or 12th Shubha Kendresha Ashubha Rahu/Ketu 2nd or 12th Ashubha Kendresha Sama Rahu/Ketu 2nd or 12th Trishadayadhisha Ashubha Rahu/Ketu 2nd or 12th Ashtamesha Ashubha Rahu/Ketu 2nd or 12th 2nd/12th Lord Shubha according to the nature of results of the 2nd or 12th Lord as the case may be. understanding. Dr. B.V. Raman in his "Hindu Predictive Astrology" has given Bhava and Rashi Phalas of these nodesRahu and Ketu.
One has to keep them in mind. One may also refer to "Chamatkar Chintamani", for detailed Bhava results in different situations. Next point, which is required to be considered for the results of nodes in various houses and Rasis, relates to Laghu Parashari/rules about their Yoga Karakatwa or otherwise. According to 13th Shloka of Laghu Parashari, strong Rahu and Ketu give results of (a) the Bhava occupied by them; and (b) the Bhavas ruled by planet(s) conjunct with them. If Rahu or Ketu or both are in Shubha Bhava, they would give "Shubha Phala"; if in Ashubha Bhava, they would give bad results. Even if Rahu and Ketu are alone in Trikonas — including Lagna, are Shubha, in 4th, 7th, and 10th, they are "Sama"- neither "Shubha" nor "Ashubha"-; and in 3rd, 6th, and 11th, while Rahu is said to be "Arishta Nashaaka". but before doing so it would surely create -Arishta Janya' situation to be Arishta Nashaka-.
In 8th and 12th Rahu or Ketu alone would be "Ashubha" ordinarily. If Rahu and Ketu are in above said positions and in Papa Rashi or Papa Navamsha or position-wise in 2nd, 12th, 3rd, 6th or 8th they tend to increasingly reduce happiness from the relations indicated by the Bhava occupied by them — by quarrel and strained relations, by living at great distances; or by lack of birth or untimely sad demise. However, Rahu may cause material prosperity, emanating from Karakatwa of that house in strange ways. Detailed results of Rahu Dasha may be seen from the Commentary of Sarwartha Chintamani, Chapter 15, by great B. Suryanarain Rao.
However, following factors may be kept in mind: (a) Rahu in Karkata, Vrishabha or Mesha will give money, education and pleasure and recognition from kings and pleasure from wife, servants and happiness to his soul — 1603. (b) Rahu in Kanya, Meena and Dhanu —will give children, wife, lordship over the country, human conveyances, and in the end loss of all — 1604. (c) Rahu in a malefi c sign will cause— bodily leanness. destruction to relations, fear from kings. deception by thieves. venereal complaints. asthma, consumption and urinal troubles — 1605. (d) Rahu aspected by a malefi c will cause — irreligiousness, loss of service, sickness and rulers and fi res — 1606. (e) Rahu aspected by a benefi c will cause — wealth from kings, death to relations — 1607 (f) Rahu with an exalted planet will lead to — gain of kingdom, wife, children and wealth, clothes, ornaments, sweet scents — 1608. (g) Rahu with debilitated planets will indicate— livelihood by despicable means, bad food and wife and worthless children — 1609. (h) Rahu in the commencement gives sorrow, in the middle, reputation and and change of place in the end and loss of Gurus, parents. etc. — 1610.
These qualitative results would increase when Rahu is Vargottama. He, the native would be excelling others in his fi eld of activities. The area of activities would depend upon on its Rashi. Navamsha and Nakshatra dispositors and the planet which are conjunct or aspected by Rahu. As per Deva Keralam Vol. V Verse 4850 - 4852 at page 212 Rahu in 2nd: (a) Should Rahu be in the 2nd (Scorpio) in Vargottama Navamsha, the subject will be given to enjoy pleasures. He will incur diseases in childhood. In the middle of his life, he will enjoy a great deal of prosperity.
Old age will place him in debts and he will to some extent steal others' wealth. He will be attached to his race, be famous among his family members and will suffer from physical illnesses. He will be honoured by the king of kings, be revered by scholars and will earn fame. (b) If the said Rahu is not in Vargottama, the native's son will be in the grip of debts. Vargottama position will be auspicious. (c) Rahu conjunct a benefi c (in Scorpio) will lead to fame. One learned astrologer has mentioned that malefi c planets Mars, Saturn, Rahu and Ketu (and the Sun as well) give auspicious results if they are debilitated or in an enemy sign — such a native becomes profi cient in many branches of knowledge. He is sensitive, sympathetic, helpful and virtuous. If the evil planets are exalted, or Vargottama in D-9; the native becomes arrogant, ungrateful irresponsible, haughty, poor and is troubled by the governing authorities.
Part-II Expected Results of Vargottama Rahu/Ketu in different positions: One need not say that whenever Rahu is Vargottama Ketu would also be Vargottama. If Dasha of Rahu does not operate in the life of an individual then Dasha of Ketu would be operating in the life of the native. While delineating the results of Vargottama, Rahu and Ketu, one must not forget the comparative importance of one of these two Chhaya Grahas. Rahu and Ketu in Vargottama Navamshas in Chara Rashis Rashi & Rashi Lord Nakshatra- Its Lord Lord of Navamsha Illustrative Celebrities Mesha-Mars Ashwini I-Ketu Navamsha of Mars Rahu - Chengiz Khan (11) Ketu - Harry S. Truman (51) Ketu - An Example for Scientifi c Eminence (70) Cancer-Moon Punarvashu IV — Jupiter Navamsha of Moon Libra-Venus Chitra III- Mars N a v a m s h a of VenusSaturn Ketu - Chengiz Khan (11) Rahu - Harry S. Truman (51) Rahu - An Example for Scientifi c Eminence (70) C a p r i c o r n - Saturn Uttarashada IISun Navamsha of Saturn Vargottama Rahu and Ketu in Dwiswabhava Rasis Rashi & Rashi Lord NakshatraIts Lord Lord of Navamsha Illustrative Celebrities VrushabhaVenus R o h i n i - I I - Moon N a v a m s h a - Venus Rahu - Sri Ramanujacharya (9) Ketu - Tippu Sultan (21) Simha-Sun P. PhalguniI-Venus Navamsha-Sun Ketu - Alexander the Great (3) VrishchikaMars AnuradhaIV-Saturn Navamsha-Mars Ketu-Sri Ramanujacharya (9) Rahu - Tippu Sultan (21) K u m b h a - Saturn ShatbhishaIII-Rahu Navamsha - Saturn Rahu - Alexander the Great (3) Vargottama Rahu and Ketu in Sthir Rashis Rashi & Rashi Lord Nakshatra- Its Lord Lord of Navamsha Illustrative Celebrities Mithuna-Mercury Punarvasu III - Jupiter N a v a m s h a - Mercury Rahu-Gautama Buddha (2) Ketu -Johann W.V. Goethe (20) Kanya-Mercury Chitra II-Mars N a v a m s h a - Mercury Rahu - Sri K. Wadiyar IV (52) Ketu - Queen Victoria (27) Ketu - Sri K. Wadiyar IV (52) Dhanu-Jupiter Uttarashadha-ISun Navamsha-Jupiter Ketu - Sri Gautama Buddha (2) Rahu -Johann W.V. Goethe (20) Meena-Jupiter Revati-IV-Mercury Navamsha-Jupiter Rahu - Queen Victoria (27) Rahu - Sri K. Wadiyar IV (52) One need not repeat that like every other planet Rahu/Ketu also give their results according to their Rashi/Bhava, Nakshatra and Navamsha position.
According to Nadi Rule, if Rashi Lord, Nakshatra Lord/and Navamsha Lord are together it will increase Shubha Phala of the concerned planet. This Nadi rule should apply to Rahu and Ketu also. One should watch Vargottama Position and its impact on Shubha Phala in the light of Rashi Lord, Nakshatra Lord and Navamsha Lord at least. All the illustrated celebrities mentioned in the above Table are from Notable Horoscopes of Dr. B.V. Raman. Detailed particulars of the Charts may be found in Notable Horoscopes. Since Rashi Lord and Navamsha Lord are one and the same it could have strong infl uence on Rahu within the constraints as mentioned in Part I. Nakshatra would also have defi nite infl uence but about just one-third of the results and other two third resultsone third each may be attributed to Rashi and Navamsha Lords.
Sri Gautama Buddha In his case Rahu was 86 degree 54 minutes i.e. in Gemini Rashi and in the same Navamsha. Hence Rahu as well as Ketu are Vargottama. In his 16th year, Gautama was married to Yasodhara. But as soon as Rahu Bhukti in Shani Dasha commenced — the presence of Rahu in the 12th or Mokshasthana, in Punarvashu III Nakshatra owned by 9th Lord Jupiter; it is further notable that Jupiter is in Ashwini IV Nakshatra owned by Vairagya Karaka Vargottama Ketu. In His 29th year, Buddha, on the day of the birth of his son Rahul, made the great renunciation. He left His young wife and child and wandered into the forest. Rahu is Vargottama in Gemini but in 12th house, in 3rd Pada of Punarvasu owned by the Jupiter in the Navamsha of Gemini. Thus Mercury, the planet ruling Gemini Rashi and Gemini Navamsha has dual infl uence on Rahu. Nakshatra Lord being Jupiter would also have impact on this Vargottama Rahu. This Rahu is aspected by the debilitated Saturn in Aries with cancellation by four factors (i) Venus, (ii) Mars, (iii) the Sun, and (iv) being in Kendra from Lagna and the Moon both and Saturn is Lord of 7th and 8th from Lagna.
Seen from Chandra Lagna Rahu is in 5th controlling Buddhi/Dhi. Thus Rahu being 12th (Mokshasthana) Lord —from Lagna and 5th Lord from the Moon, had triple infl uence of Mercury, Jupiter and Saturn. Saturn had separating effect in so far wife and comforts (Venus), son (Jupiter) were concerned. This happened in Shani Rahu in his 29th year when Saturn would be aspecting Rahu again in the beginning of the 2nd round from the Sun indicator of 5th from Lagna and 11th house from the Moon and Raj Paksha/Raja-Satta. Though Rahu is materialist, this Gyan Vairagya and internal churning to fi nd truth in various ways, led to a different kind of Yoga paving path for establishment of Buddhism.
Alexander the Great In his case Rahu was 314 degree 2 minutes i.e. in Aquarius Rashi and in the same Navamsha. Hence Rahu as well as Ketu are Vargottama As per Dr. B.V. Raman's "Notable Horoscopes", Alexander succeeded his father Philip II in Saturn Dasha Rahu Bhukti. Mark Saturn is Lord of the 10th from Lagna and Yogakaraka from Chandra Lagna, occupying as he does, benefi c sign and the Nakshatra (Mrigshira II owned by) Lagna Lord Mars. Under the same directions, his father died by assassination. In Rahu Bhukti (Saturn Dasha again the newly-born son of his father by Cleopatra. and Augustus. another cousin were put to death by Alexander.
Rahu is Vargottama in Sthir Rashi Sthir Navamsha in the Nakshatra of "Shatbhisa III. It is Pancham Navamsha. Jatakabharanam and Hora Ratnam extol this Navamsha position of any planet by holding out that even if one planet is in its Panchamamsa the native will become a king; and if that planet in addition be endowed with all kinds of strength, he will be emperor "Shatbhisaj III- has this advantage in addition to its quality to cure all diseases and to revitalize. It has also the quality to remove all the obstacles in one's progress by removing them. Alexander's' chart establishes this fact. Sri Ramanujacharya In case of Ramanujacharya Rahu was 43 degree 42 minutes i.e. in Taurus Rashi and in the same Navamsha. Hence Rahu as well as Ketu are Vargottama. It is in Pancham Navamsha; Pushkar Navamsha and Vargottamamsa.
Consequently, Rahu had triple advantage position wise. In his case in Jupiter Dasha Rahu Bhukti, the master Ramanujacharya sent away his wife and became a Sanyasi. Mark the position of Rahu in the 12th from the 7th Lord (from the Moon) and the unique disposition of Jupiter from Chandra Lagna. Rahu is Vrishabha 5th Navamsha i.e. Rohini II owned by Lagna Lord Moon. Rahu has separating effect from relation indicated by Bhava Karakatwa of Bhava Lord and Nakshatra Lord. It is in 12th- from Lagna Lord the Moon and Jupiter i.e. 9th and 6th Lord from Lagna. From Chandra Lagna it is in 12th. Moon carries Rahu's separating infl uence on Jupiter. Venus, Karaka for wife is combust. Saturn 7th from Lagna and in 7th in Chandra Lagna is also spoiling Jupiter by its separating aspect.
Rahu, the materialist is converted to spiritualist by association of its Nakshatra Lord Moon to Vairagya (Gyan Karaka) Jupiter and Saturn. Navamsha Lagna Lord Venus though in its own Nakshatra Bharani, is combust; in the sign of Mars and with its Neecha Lord Mercury and Shatru the Sun. Hence, Venus is weak. Thus Bhoga was suppressed by the above factors and Vairagya developed. This is to be noted that Ketu the Mokshakaraka is in Nakshatra of Saturn. Infl uence of Saturn, Jupiter and Ketu together on 4th house or 4th Lord causes Vairagya. Here Venus is infl uenced by Ketu the Nakshatra Lord, by Saturn as Nakshatra dispositer of Saturn and Mars i.e. Rashi dispositer of Venus and by the conjunction of combusting Sun and Mercury Lord of his debilitation sign Virgo. And the Moon Manah Karak in Mokshasthana is aspected by Saturn Vairagya Karaka and is conjunct with Jupiter Gyan karaka.
Queen Victoria In case of Queen Victoria Rahu was 358 degree 17 minutes i.e. in Pisces Rashi and in the same Navamsha. Hence Rahu as well as Ketu are Vargottama Dr. B.V. Raman observed that Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 when she was having Rahu Dasha Jupiter Bhukti. Jupiter is dominantly placed and Rahu the major Lord is in Vargottama and in Revati IV the constellation of Mercury 2nd and 5th Lord. The years immediately following her accession were the least sensible and satisfactory time in her whole life", probably due to the situation of Jupiter in Dhanistha II the constellation of Mars who in his turn is affl icted. In 1840 she was married to her cousin Albert in Rahu Dasha Saturn Bhukti.
Mark the fact that both major and subLords are in Rashi association and under the same directional infl uences the fi rst issue, a daughter, was born. As the Maha Dasha Lord Vargottama Rahu is in the constellation of the 5th Lord Mercury, seven issues were born in Rahu Dasha and two issues in Jupiter Dasha. Ketu is Vargottama in 5th in Virgo, increased the propensity to give children. Mars 7th Lord is also Vargottama in Revati IV and Saturn is 9th and 10th Lord in Kireeti Dwadashamsa and in Virgo in Pushkar Navamsha or say in Mantramsa or Putramsa as per Bhagya Suchaka Navamsha. Bala Gangadhara Tilak In case of Tilak Rahu was 358 degree 57 minutes i.e. in Pisces Rashi and in the same Navamsha.
Hence Rahu as well as Ketu are Vargottama. Tilak was sentenced to eighteen month' rigorous imprisonment in September 1897 in Sun Dasha Moon Bhukti. Sun is in Pushya II owned by Saturn. Saturn is 7th and 8th Lord posited in 12th in Nakshatra of Rahu Aridra. Rahu's placement in Sarpa Nigad and Vyala Drekkana, coupled with aspect of Saturn on Rahu and 8th Lordship of Saturn, titled the balance. As regards the Moon, he is in Raudra Drekkana; one should not be surprised that the Moon is in Revati I , Nakshatra owned by 12th Lord Mercury, posited in 12th Ketu is in Chitra II Nakshatra owned by 5th and 10th Lord in 4th house.
The Sun and the Moon have caused Bandhana Yoga, by virtue of the former joining Lord of the 11th in Lagna and the latter joining Rahu in the 9th aspected by Saturn. In Vargottama Rahu Bhukti he was released as Rahu could give the results of the benefi c Jupiter. It is said and experienced that Rahu absorbs good results of planets conjuncts with it. Here Vargottama Rahu is associated with Lagna Lord the Moon and 9th Lord Jupiter. This led to his release and name and fame also. Dr. B.V Raman observed "The most outstanding combinations in this horoscope are: the glorifi ed position of Lord of Lagna in the 9th with the 9th Lord and affl iction of this combination by Saturn and Rahu.
Resulting in obstruction of the free fl ow of fortunate infl uences and the presence of Bandhana Yogas or combinations for incarceration causing great suffering. Tilak suffered a lot for the country. He was a born fi ghter as revealed by the dominating position of Mars and he will be remembered forever for the inspiring legacy that he has left to India in the thought "Swaraj is my birthright". He was essentially a man of religion as revealed by the position of Jupiter. It may be asked whether Jupiter-Rahu association has not caused GuruChandala Yoga. The answer would be that the Yoga stands neutralized by the fact that Rahu is in the constellation of Mercury and is removed from Jupiter by nearly 10°.
Rahu's situation in the Nakshatra of Mercury who is Mokshasthanadhipati and the entire combination receiving the aspect of Saturn from Mokshasthana gave him a living faith in God. Otherwise, he would not have said at the time of his conviction that "there are higher powers that rule the destinies of things and it may be the will of Providence that the cause which I represent should prosper more by my suffering than by my remaining free". Arishta Yogas for suffering evenly balanced with Raja Yogas and Lagna and Lagna Lord fully fortifi ed reveal Tilak's stainless purity of life, immense sacrifi ce in the cause of the country, deep devotion to the people and principles, and the moral stuff and quality of the man which left him uncrowned king of India". We fondly remember this great man and salute him on the Ganesha Chaturthi Day.
George Bernard Shaw Rahu being 358° 14' is Vargottama in Pisces Rashi and the same Navamsha. Hence Rahu as well as Ketu are Vargottama. Dr. Raman observed that "In Rahu Dasha , he had smallpox which left him unscarred. From then on, he became an opponent of vaccination. His real fi nancial prosperity began only from Jupiter Dasha and Venus Bhukti. Jupiter is Dhanakaraka and occupies the 11th and Venus as Lord of Lagna is in an Upachaya. Rahu Dasha extended till 1888 and Rahu enabled him to expand his intellectual outlook. Between1876-1885 he wrote fi ve novels".
It may be noted that Rahu is in the constellation of Revati, owned by 2nd and 5th Lord Mercury. Rahu was to give the result of Mercury and Navamsha Lord of Pisces — Jupiter. Thus 5th and 11th connection and infl uence made him to write 5 novels to earn name and fame. See the effect of Ketu. Vargottama in Virgo in Chitra II, owned by 12th and 7th Lord Mars, aspected by Jupiter in its own sign Pisces and own Navamsha Dhanu — bringing a lot of sarcasm and satire. In Dasha of Vargottama Mercury and in Bhukti Vargottama Ketu he won the Nobel Prize. Franklin Delano Roosevelt In his case Rahu was 224° 55' in Scorpio and Ketu of 44° 55' in Vrishabha in 4th & 10th respectively.
His Ketu was 44 degree 55 minutes i.e. in Taurus Rashi and in the same Navamsha. Hence Rahu as well as Ketu are Vargottama. Both are in Pancham Navamsha and Vargottamamsa. Ketu is in Pushkar Navamsha as well. Consequently, Ketu had triple advantage position wise. He was born with balance of Rahu Dasha of 6 years, 7 month and 20 days. So nothing particularly notable could have happened. See Ketu Dasha which started on 10.2.1940. Dr. B.V. Raman in his notable horoscopes observed that " Ketu dasha Commenced on 19. 2.1940 "Ketu Dasha commenced on 19-2-1940 and was a momentous one in his life.
He won two presidential elections: the famous Atlantic Charter was born, and the major share was taken in winning the war. Ketu is in the 10th from Lagna and Venus, whose result Ketu should give, is Lord of the 10th and is placed in the 6th with the Sun, Lord of Lagna. From Chandra Lagna, Ketu is in the 12th — the house of losses. In Navamsha, Ketu occupies the 7th aspected by Mars and Jupiter and is in the 4th from Chandra Lagna.
Thus Ketu is well placed to give Roosevelt name, power, infl uence, prestige and victory over enemies. But for Ketu's strong disposition Roosevelt would not have been able to retain his hold on the imagination of the people, nor could he have successfully battled against the cash and carry legislation which prevented utmost and being given to the Western allies. He died as soon as Saturn's sub-period commenced in Ketu Dasha . It will be seen that Ketu presides over the 3rd star, from that held by Saturn, going under the name of Vipat.