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BP Lama commentary Rahu Mahadasha
Traditional Jyotisha Remedial Ratana for Rahu
Rahu reaches maturity = age 48
Aum ram ravahe namah
Om kram krim kraum sah bhaumaya namah
Raghu * Rakha * Rahuva * Rehula * Chandala * Karumpaambu
Kalpasthana * Tanudaya
The Dragon's Head * North Node * Anabibazon
the first house
Desire to Be Admired
social mobility via important physical identity
Cult of Personality * craving for Important Actions
ambitious trajectories of personal importance
"As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be, you can't see how it is."
~~ Be Here Now 1931- Baba Ram Dass
"Nothing succeeds like excess." ~~ Oscar Wilde
Rahu-Meza-Arya * innovative, conquesting passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Mithunaya * Messaging, communicative passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Karkata * protective, parochial passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Singha * political, dramatic passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Kanya * ministering, medicating passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Thula * negotiating, partnering passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Vrizchika * mysterious, rejuvenating passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Dhanuzya inspirational, doctrinal passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Makara-Draco ordering, regulatory passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Kumbha * systematic, networking passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu-Meena visionary, imaginative passion for privileged identity, vitality, appearance
Rahu drishti to 5, 7, 9 amplifies the cohort-commercial (3) celebrity-creative (5) relationship-contract (7) and ideological-patronage (9) attributes .
seeks extraordinary (Rahu) privilege within athletic, competitive, championship, moving, innovative, inventive, new-noble, birthing, pioneering, first-arrived environments (1)
mixsters-tricksters enter the apparitional realms of physical body and social-attribute identity
Professor Rahu in classroom-1 wants to be recognized as special and important in muscular, vital, active, embodied roles
Ambitious Personality * mixing layers of energy-grid surrounding and interpenetrating the physical flesh-body kernel
thrill of fascinating, distinctive movement, vitality, identity, sexual pursuit
seeking privilege via Important, Mesmerizing Appearance
disguised as innovating, pioneering figure
urgent instinct to gain prestige via bodily energy
desire to be recognized as a pioneer, a champion, an inventor, a warrior, a winner
fascinating flesh-kernel, mesmerizing mottled shell
Rahu-ratna may be supportive during Rahu bhukti periods
Amplification of the importance of flesh-body and social personality attributes (2), often at the expense of the practical awareness of the interests and requirements of partner-other (7).
"Moves" with certainty that one is a member of the elevated class that has been chosen to promote innovation, competition, vitality, new birth, displays of warrior force.
Knows how to exploit the legal loopholes (Rahu) utilizing many secrets of usury, larceny, infidelity, drugs, servitude, and exploitation (8th from 6th).
Desire for Extraordinary Personal Vitality
Leapfrog over the conventional path to privilege via the physical appearance,
* especially when yuti-Chandra
Urgent need to be perceived as fascinating, desirable
Self-deception = projection of a potentially fraudulent but socially desirable self-image (personality disorders)
Legerdemain by word or deed
Passion to challenge and rise above the conventional boundaries of personal identity and social ranking that were granted at birth
Daring and exciting larger-than-life personality often packaged with glamorous psycho-physical attributes
Nature abhors a vacuum. Opportunistic Rahu finds and fills that vacuum
Pretentious Professor Rahu
"It's true if Rahu says its true"
Rahu the Opportunist may choose reversals, contradictions, or other expedient methods to respond cleverly and maintain His importance under pressure of changing conditions
Hunger to Possess unique identity through presumptive entitlements.
Compulsively uses surreptitious or unconventional methods to obtain credibility in displays of physical glamour, energetic competition, and self-propelled empowerment
Affinity for the empowerments of things forbidden, off-limits, beyond limits, disallowed, improper; identified with internationalism and ethnic mixing
According to the strict rules of Shani and the customary habits of Chandra, Professor Rahu -1 is at birth unqualified for the desired privileges. Yet the urgency to seek higher entitlements is a human endowment.
We all have a little snake in us.
Some are more reptilian than others .
Misappropriation = repurposing = camouflage
Rahu appropriates the lineage of another, child of another, spouse of another, money of another, home of another, words of another, culture of another, prestige of another etc.
birth identity (via lagnesha, Chandra, other personality factors)
weakened by some type of cleverly masked abuse in the prenatal and childhood environment. One is encouraged or forced via conditions of birth to become someone better than one's own natural self.
Ambitious, targeting, achieving Rahu = often constrained by marriage-union to an unfocused, chronically scattered Ketu type.
Validation -hungry Rahu is intensely focused on social ascension.
Ambivalent, escapist Ketu is directionless and scattered.
Rahu makes long-range plans while Ketu has a short attention span.
Rahu-Ketu in the radical lagna, in the Chandra lagna, or in swamsha = a core partnership loaded with frustration.
Constant and repeating separations
The time-honored "best practice" with these couples = spending long periods of time respectfully separated from each other.
This pattern of spending more time apart than together can preserve the marriage.
Many high-achieving men and women have Rahu in lagna, and their marriage movement patterns usually involve frequent and extensive absence, with the Rahu person's achievement environment often located in a distant city or foreign land.
The Ketu spouse appears only sporadically for social showcase functions.
Extraordinary Vigor = Larger than Life
Rahu in 1 = insatiable lust for life, desire to compete, and a compulsion to spring ahead of the pack.
Uses the genetic flesh-body appearance as a platform from which to launch the Great Leap, but does not remain consistent with the social-attribute package. Passion to become someone better, higher, different than given at birth.
Rahu in bhava-1 = craves a privileged bodily life-force = striving to establish an exalted social identity. One harbors a great desire to be recognized as a competitive warrior, athlete, or body-model, although one has not yet earned access to the ultimate source of vitality.
Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion , Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 may become involved in illegal competitions, illicit athletics or misguided sexual excitements that are"over their head".
In order to propel oneself to higher social station, Rahu the Restless must produce greater passion, more vigorous movement , stronger sexual energy, and higher capacity for sustained warfare. Rahu in 1 follows the dictum of Julius Caesar: veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered).
Rahu must always be larger than life. Rahu in 1 becomes "a legend in one's own mind"a person whose self-image reflects mesmerizing attributes of distinctive power, extraordinary vitality, and overall greatness.
or if Rahu occupies a rashi of Mangala or Rahu accepts drishti from Mangala.
Risk-taking as a response to conflict
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 = 6th-from = bhava- 8, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with 1st spouse's family (8) or problem with secret-keeping
Drugs and False Energizers
Unfortunately the super-human agenda of Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 is impossible for a mere human to sustain.
There are indeed times of remarkable achievement, notably the Vimshottari mahadasha and many of the well-angled bhukti periods of Rahu. However in the modern age many Rahu-rising nativities develop drug and alcohol problems.
Nearly everything that Rahu does is in some fashion contrived, falsely credentialed, and unearned according to Shani's rules for legitimate social-material achievement.
Unless the lord of Lagna has exceptional integrity, or some other graha grants authentic access to divine empowerment, Rahu the Naga Poseur - who does not have proper access to the deeper sources of life-force regeneration - will ultimately need some artificial fuel .
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 clings to a fraudulent self-image of godlike health and endless youthful competitive vigor. Especially if Mangala is involved, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 are often"hard partiers " on the"work hard, play hard" programme.
However, Rahu's need to maintain a facade of extraordinary, dominant liveliness often fuels significant drug use. False chemical vitalizers are often used as "health supplements "and"natural stimulants ". The common western"uppers ", alcohol, nicotine, and caffeine, are routinely abused.
By means of dynamic personality and sheer physical vitality , one wishes to obtain the privileges of a higher birth .
Great Leap Forward via Action: Direct, Dominating, and Competitive Rahu's Great Leap Forward in bhava-1 creates a sudden advance to a higher level of social privilege via a shape-shifting change
During the mahadasha of Rahu and bhukti periods of Rahu, one may"re-invent" the social personality to match the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of a higher social echelon.
Psychology of Unsatisfied Ambition
With Rahu in 1, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 compensates for a profound sense of personal insufficiency via compulsive struggle to be desirable. Just being a simple, coherent single human person is not enough when Rahu occupies the house of core identity.
Restless Dissatisfaction with the Human Body
Rahu in 1 provides a fuel source of restless vitality, which drives an engine of constant seeking for competitive advantage and high-stakes wins. Rahu in 1 surges forward from one echelon to the next. Driven by dissatisfaction with the limitations of the human body, one feels compelled to imitate the impossibly beautiful and powerful lifestyle of the gods.
Chronic conflicts, tricky enemies, and addictions difficulties
"Damned if you do; damned if you don't."
Rahu = 1 and Ketu = 7 = bhava-6 = both 6th-from-Rahu and 12th-from-Ketu.
The already quite difficult 6th bhava of conflict + addictions enters an additionally disadvantaged bad-angle position. When the lord of 6 is activated, the Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 nativity may have a feeling of being trapped in falsification resulting in chronic addictive behaviors.
the notoriously difficult 12th-from-Ketu = an attempt to withdraw from involvements with the medicines (6) during which one is prevented from"clean cut" separation because 12th-from-Ketu frustratingly 'dissolves the detachment' and re-invigorates the attachment to anesthetic or psychotropic substances.
This sort of self-medicating process which develops on its basis is adversarial to Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 's true spiritual self and unsatisfying to the point of impoverishment or physical illness, yet psychically (Ketu) it is quite hard to prevent getting chronically "sucked back in".
If rogesha-6 also occupies 12th-from-Chandra there could be serious self-entrapment, self-medication, and self-victimization issues.
Divorce, which converts the spouse into an enemy, could result in extremely high conflict if undertaken during a period of Rahu or Ketu.
Naturally, Ketu in 7 suggests detachment and disinterest on the part of the spouse, along with a tolerance for long separations. The Rahu native by contrast needs to demonstrate competitively high levels of sexual and athletic vitality. Often the marriage partners spend a great deal of time apart.
Rahu Mahadasha - Rahu bhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha
During Rahu periods =
A surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the realm of the physical body-attributes and social-personality identity .
The goal of the interloper = to break limits and challenge assumptions. Often this person is a new partner who promises to help Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 break through barriers of one's previous life and become a more powerful new entity.
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 type of socially classified attributes one is allowed to possess.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 may enjoy considerable success in activities which involve surreptitious utilization of the personality attributes of another.
Deceiving Others - perhaps unconsciously
This native is never what one seems to be. However Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 's consciousness is often completely co-opted by the infiltration of the hitch-hiking personality. One may be locked in a battle between the birth identity and the increasingly predatory claims of the interloping entity.
Similar result from Rahu + Chandra, Rahu + lagna, and slightly lesser but still noticeable with Rahu + lagnesha.
Rahu in swamsha enacts the amplification mandate = disregard for conventional boundaries or practices in marriage; Rahu in 7 give adventurous Rahu motive to the spouse.
The true laws of one's existence may be re-established during a subsequent Shani period
Rahu periods for Rahu in 1 + other graha
Rahu periods for Rahu in 1 + other graha
Rahu influenced by Shani by contrast experiences more constraint to the basic conditions of birth, and despite self-reinvention persists in a programme of diligent effort necessary to achieve material goals
Rahu + Mangala or receiving drishti of Kuja provides an engine of dynamic, aggressive, competitive energy which propels Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 into the highest echelons of empowerment during Rahu period, and also during Mangala periods to a lesser extent.
Rahu the Appropriator
Rahu the Appropriator claims the privilege and vitality of another's attribute-shell appearance and socially validated qualities.
Rahu the Trickster may presume entitlement to manifest the vital-force including the appearance, intelligence, voice and gestures of another. Rahu in 1 inhabits the personality of a predecessor .
One may be compelled to channel the persona of another entity.
Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the physical body and the personality integrity. The disruption begins at the time of conception, and typically the mother is upset throughout her pregnancy.
Desire for experience: to see one's own image projected upon a higher level
Rahu provides an extreme desire to possess the power to create a new entity, in one's own image, along with the urge to satisfy that desire at nearly any cost.
Rahu can break the death taboo, if the breaking action is expedient to Rahu's desire for gain of privilege and rank.
Rahu's style of fulfilling His desires is largely determined by His planetary lord. Yet one distinctive feature of His activities is that they tend to involve deception and sneaking into forbidden places under false pretenses.
This person really wants to be special ! May have been deprived of the mother's attention in childhood.
Rahu disrupts the customary methods of individual boundary marking and body-identity development.
Rahu destroys customary moral boundaries in the structure of the personality. One pursues each arising desire with intensity and passion. Utterly self-focused. Little sense of the impact of one's actions upon others. There is plenty of pathos but very little empathy.
A karaka for promiscuity . Ketu will occupy bhava-7 therefore the spouse is unsuitable or ambivalent, and Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 feels detached or indifferent toward the marital alliance. Divorce is not implied, as apathy toward marriage is too strong to motivate finding a solution to the problem.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 pursues each desire as it arises.
One is concerned only to attract validation for the personality, get attention, and empower the physical body. Should Shani influence Rahu, expect more self-deprivation and self-restraint according to social mores, but the apathy toward marriage alliance remains profound.
Native has an unusual individual identity. Craving to advance one's social position far beyond the rank into which one was born. Naga-energy in the personality makes one a bit of a poseur by nature. Shani-yuti-Rahu in lagna = one who may downplay a commonplace upbringing, attempting to Appear more exotic .
One is strangely attractive;
and prone to take risks in one's life (usually in order to gain attention or power).
Often the mark of high performance in the area of life controlled by Rahu's ruler , due to Ambitious risk-taking . (However if Rahu's ruler = nichha, Rahu amplifies nichha qualities which can lead those risks to fail.)
In psychic terms: if Rahu + malefics , the birth personality is conflicted. The birth itself is challenged. Native must struggle to enforce their right to life. Native 'sneaks in' to the conception in a surreptitious act: stealing their drop of amrita!
Oily or smoky Appearance.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 may favor oily grooming products such as hair cream or cosmetics
One may have a somewhat naturally oily and darker than average complexion if Rahu occupies a rashi of Guru or Mangala.
"... You make a great strides in life.
You make the glory and influence of other people an instrument of your own success
Not being satisfied with your own spouse, you may wander.
Gains competence with the help of friends with effective grace.
You are always ready for work .
Quick to hold discussion. Lots of trouble and suffering. Bad qualities may surround you on many sides.
"You are burdened with family responsibilities and depression.
6th-from-Rahu-in-1 : The Trouble-makers:
6/12 agency = bhava-6 =
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu
Recognition as a competitive champion, first-and-best wielder of Force: Rahu wants it - but can Rahu get it?
The bhava which = 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = most conflicted, adversarial, toxic, frustrating, every-way-but-loose environment of the nativity
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 trouble for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 .
Compared to 6th-from-Shani
6th-from-Shani-related disagreement and conflict improves with age, neutrality, and patience.
6th-from-Rahu = the disagreements, disappointments, broken contracts, accusation, arguments, and adversarial relationships which originate in Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 '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-1 's instinctive desire (Rahu) to challenge boundaries and leap-frog over customary stepwise earnings.
The negative consequences of 6th-from angles are karmic 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.
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.
Naturally, if favorable graha should occupy or own the bhava which is 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu, the negative results can be cushioned.
|Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-1 = |
6th-from bhava-1 = bhava-6 =
|During Rahu bhukti if rogesha-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by chronic addictions, jealousy and greed; arguments and accusations; marital discord and divorce|
|Rahu mahadasha 18 years||The most salient effects of Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitality occur during Rahu mahadasha. Maximum outcome during swabhukti of Rahu-Rahu and also during the bhukti of Rahu's rashi-pathi. |
Also strong results of Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 should be expected during each of the nine bhukti periods of Rahu which occur within the 120 year Vimshottari Dasha.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of an energetic flesh-body appearance (1) that fascinates the viewer.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 is a poseur who projects amesmerizing camouflagewhich looks like the"winning" vitality of one who has earned a privileged birth. The charlatan's deception represents upward movement or a captivating, forward-driving nobility of spirit.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 appears to belong to a prestigious group or idea. Insinuates affiliation with"competitive success " via roles such as celebrity athlete, or iconic symbol of the dominant paradigm.
The methods of expedient self-elevation for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 include"appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-1 such as promotion to higher physical-desireability rank (such as winning beauty contests), athletic distinction, spokesperson or"spokes-model" roles, insinuation into aristocratic setting via adopting the manners and dress of the favored class, hyper-competitive behavior, or roles in dynamic physical culture such as warrior, dancer, hunter, runner, climber, pioneer, competitor.
Although Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 has not yet *earned* the emit the true aura of authentic vitality or the higher entitlements which are normally accorded to genuinely noble athletes, aristocrats, or true pioneers, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 is motivated by a hungry desire to grasp these entitlements in a"fast-track" fashion. His ambition is boundless.
During Rahu periods, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 may become involved in fraudulent or irregular competition that is "over one's head".
Final results depend on the disposition of the ruler of Rahu's rashi.
file update: 20-Feb-2019
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