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Gochara Rahu Transits 1900-2099 CE

  1. Rahu-Mesha-Arya
  2. Rahu-Urisha [uchcha]
  3. Rahu-Mithunaya
  4. Rahu-Karkata
  5. Rahu-Singha [nīcha]
  6. Rahu-Parthya
  7. Rahu-Tula
  8. Rahu-Vṛścika
  9. Rahu-Dhanus
  10. Rahu-Makara-Draco
  11. [Rahu-Kumbha] [svakshetra]
  12. Rahu-Meena


AUM ram ravahe namah

Professor Rahu

Raghu * Rakha

Rahuva * Rehula



resides in



Vrishabha * Vrizava


Caput Draconis

Dragon's Head

North Node



Taurus * Stauros

Toro * Tavros


Stirin * Stier

Byk * Bika * Boga * Bos bovis

ath-thawr * hathor * shor


Desire to Acquire


thrilling accumulations

opportunistic collections

quest for the Hoard

allure of Material Wealth

hunger for financial privilege

passion for heritage values

Public Figures

Rahu in bhava-1 [uchcha] [Urisha indriya-lagna ]

[passion for luxurious sensual vitality]

craves privileged access to identity-building opportunities

Rahu in bhava-2 [uchcha] luxurious passion for treasuries, collections, libraries, speech, song * family assets

craves privileged access to values-fulfillment opportunities


Rahu in bhava-3 [uchcha] luxurious passion for communication

craves privileged access to publication opportunities

Rahu in bhava-4 [uchcha] luxurious passion for prestige property, routine, cultural roots

craves privileged access to property-ownership opportunities

Rahu in bhava-5 [uchcha]

luxurious passion for politics, celebrity, genius, games

craves privileged access to celebrity, intelligent, speculative opportunities


Rahu in bhava-6 [uchcha] luxurious passion for conflict, battle, remedies

craves privileged access to complaining, crime-or-conflict-or-service opportunities (6 = Rahu's strongest bhava)


Rahu in bhava-7 [uchcha] luxurious passion for partnership

craves privileged access to partnering, contractual opportunities


Rahu in bhava-8

[uchcha] [passion for high-value identity transformation] [seeks prestige secret knowledge] [rebirthing of traditional values]


Rahu in bhava-9 [uchcha]

[passion for philosophical values] [ambition for priesthood] [seeks prestige patronage] [ideology of historical opportunity] [craves privilege of sensual luxury] [fascinating father takes financial risks]


Rahu in bhava-10

[uchcha] [svabhava]

[regulatory authority evaluation-assessment] [fascinating icon of treasury] [luxury collections show elite status]

[astonishing social rise of historians-herders-warehousers] [reputed for opportunistic capitalization]

Rahu in bhava-11 [uchcha] [svabhava] [occupies 11 for Karkata indriya-lagna]

luxurious passion for participation, prizes, achievements

craves privileged access to marketplace opportunities. Often exceptionally wealthy.


Rahu in bhava-12 [uchcha] luxurious passion for privacy

craves privileged access to other-worldly opportunities

[uchcha] Rahu = Urisha = herds, hoards, stories, storage, wealth

  • desires fabulous treasury

In risk-rewarding Rahu's uchcha, the chalakaraka is motivated by a great Ambition to Acquire a Treasury.

Quest for Treasure = artha.

Rahu-Urisha is fascinated by esoteric preserver-collector roles.

Rahu seduces Rahu-Urisha into pretentiously enriched relationships.

Snake-like Naga gets fascinated by the goal of privileged entitlement to the prize of the Treasure Chest.

When quite near to the goal and nearly assured of success, the Naga King then *may * get ejected due to loss of camouflage, as those with legitimately acquired wealth reject one with pretentiously acquired wealth. However, [uchcha] Rahu usually succeeds materially.

Rahu's desires are luxury-seeking

He may don the mask of whichever narrative may facilitate that Quest for the Hoard.

[Rahu in bhava-11] passion for participation, prizes, achievements * wants to be a friend of the luxury-class

laissez-faire economics - fascinated sycophant of the UHNWI

  • POTUS-30 Price of Freedom 1872-1933 Calvin Coolidge passionate promoter of the principles of laissez-faire economics. Fascinated by the glamour of the Patron Class, CC hob-nobbed with the UHNWI. He demonstrated a consistent lack of concern for fairness, wealth distribution, or the plight of those harmed by the greed of the rentier-class. CC's no-accountability policies that stripped government oversight from private financiers and big commercial banks, allowing ambitious Rahu to climb-climb-climb into the realms of unlimited greed, are considered to have ultimately created the Great Depression.

Great leap forward into lineage treasuries of valuable goods and conserved knowledge Privilege

Often signifies great hoards of gathered treasure: Rahu = uttama in Shukra's rashi of Vrishabha the Accumulator.

  • Gospel of Wealth 1835-1919 Andrew Carnegie = in 1902, possessed the most financial wealth of any man in the world

Find Professor Shukra and know His effects in the radix and navamsha. Roguish Rahu will amplify Shukra's effects, and also the effects of any other graha occupying Vrishabha.

Literary and Political Bravado

Le Petite Voie 1873-1897 St. Therese von Lisieux

Principia Mathematica 1872-1970 philosopher Bertrand Russell + [Mangala-yuti-Surya] (8)

Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] (8)

Green Mile 1947- horror-fiction Stephen King (11)

Harry Potter 1965- magical-fiction J.K. Rowling [Guru-yuti-Rahu] (5)

Savitri 1872-1950 revolutionary poet Shri Aurobindo

  • Lord of the Rings 1892-1973 linguist J.R.R. Tolkien = [uchcha- Rahu-12] casting drishti upon Shani-4 world culture (dharmesha-9 ) and structured foundations + Shukra-Makara-8 literary genius (Vidyapthi-5) . Tolkien's first books were adjudged as being too exotic for modern readers due to their "eye-splitting" Celtic place-names (dhanapati-2 Chandra names yuti Guru expansion). Thus his ambitious but risky output was initially refused by literary editors during period of Mangala rogesha-6 no contract, but embraced as brilliantly exotic during subsequent period of Rahu.

  • Tolkien won them over via his own ambitious certainty in the power of the fantasy world. First he demonstrated Surya-7"show" that the unfamiliar names were not Celtic anyway, but rather more Germanic in linguistic form. They were still quite reluctant (randhresha-8 fear of unknown) but he overwhelmed them with certainty infused by his spiritual guides (12) - and a magnificent new expression of the literary genre of other-worlds "fantasy fiction" 12 was born.

Balance and design entitlement

  • Rahu magnifies sensual and self-indulgent behaviors,

  • gives desire to have pleasures of the physical senses, love of nature, craving for beautiful people and things.

  • Can become extremely focused on the pursuit of financial well-being , fine food and drink.

  • gifted in speech-making and song

In Vrishabha, Rahu's desire-inflaming passions acquire Shukra-like sensual characteristics. One will have a great taste for affluence , and in general one banks plenty of natural resources during the incarnation. A natural capitalist.

Vimshottari periods of [uchcha] Rahu can, if Rahu's ruler and co-tenants are strong, bring fabulous wealth when Rahu occupies 1, 2, 3, 5, 9, 10, or 11.

  • Harry Potter 1965- magical-fiction J.K. Rowling [Guru-yuti-Rahu] [5] began a period of extraordinary rise in literary fortunes at the onset of Rahu Mahadasha. Rising from acute poverty in Rahu-Rahu and Rahu-Shani periods, JRK eventually was ranked among the financially wealthiest women of the world.

Rahu's style usually involves sneaking into forbidden places under culturally false pretenses.

  • USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King [yogakaraka Kuja-yuti-Rahu][11] The scion of slaves, MLK acquired a Ph.D. in theology from a top-ranked university which is normally the exclusive province of the cultural-knowledge elite. Rev. King then used these powerful religious-academic credentials to speak truth to power. Rahu + Mangala-Urisha = exceptionally powerful and direct impact on politics and government. Kuja rules 5 + 10.

  • POTUS-30 Price of Freedom 1872-1933 Calvin Coolidge [Rahu in bhava-11] pandered to the deregulation demands [Rahu] of the corporate oil interests. JCC acquired a modest personal treasury and landed properties via carrying out their wishes. However his biggest effect during his tenure 1923-1928 was setting up the laissez-faire environment (anything-goes Rahu) that would soon allow the over-extended and unsupervised financiers to create the Great Depression.


Rahu = Perfect camouflage. Alaskan state bird Willow Ptarmigan Lagopus lagopus blending with winter landscape. Photo: Anthony Madden.

Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 strives with Passion for the Physical:

  • to obtain the Privileges accorded to The Class of Conquerors

  • Elevation through New Movement

Empowerment via the narrative of human fleshly embodiment

dynamic movements of the physical body and the risk-taking behaviors of the social personality.

Tends to produce an exotic, rule-challenging entity who gets attention via extraordinary physicality.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1

humanness - physicality * embodies a new identity or brings new energy into the physical world; breaks outdated taboo restrictions on physical behaviors. Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 may have agency to amplify the human self-concept

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 seeks to get ahead via charming, fascinating personality integrity. Has agency of New Energy and New Information which infuses the physical visage with a Bright and Fascinating aura. Generally an exciting, extraordinary person capable of astonishing feats.

The Naga King uses flesh-body appearance and traits to obtain social entitlements and material empowerments.

Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 proceeds on the presumption that one is uniquely entitled due to having been born with a special, noble destiny.

"The vain quest for glory and a personal spotlight."

Intriguing and vigorous personality integrity

  • charismatic and convincing in person

  • Rahu's camouflage includes vital identities such as: athlete, aristocrat, competitor, warrior, inventor, pioneer, first-arriver; Aryan, active, agile, alert

  • drishti from Kuja-6, Kuja-7, or Kuja-10 is highly energizing and increases the competitive, warlike instincts

may seem to produce a warm quality of vibrant, innovative energy

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 may be instrumentally associated with the birth (1) of a new ergos "movement" (1)

Rahu in Bhava-1 flesh-body = privileges gained via muscular vitality and iconic personality.

Often a dramatic rise from the station of birth via extraordinary or exotic physical appearance.

  • Unusual circumstances regarding one's own birth.

Seeking ambitious, often pretentious, as-yet-not-fully-earnedpersonal entitlements

Professor Rahu generally wants what He lawfully cannot have or socially should not have .

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1's impatient desire = obtainment of privilege accorded to a celebrated champion, a spectacular winner, a Great Personality.

outcome depends

  • partially upon location-condition of lagnesha

  • partially upon lord of Rahu's nakshatra

  • partially upon drishti incoming to bhava-1

Whatever distinction He obtains in the hungry quest for privileges accorded to a great personality, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 can never be satisfied.

Immediately upon obtaining the object of desire, Rahu again yearns for more, better, different privileges. Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 craves the entitlements granted to the class of beings who have earned the power to express innovation, competition, and forward-moving activity.

Every day starts a new battle for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1, as He leaps upward toward this ephemeral prize.


Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 is overinvested in physical body appearance and muscular strength. Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1's engagement with their own self-image as "uniquely and exclusively qualified" can contribute to narcissistic anxiety.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 = amplified vital instincts toward self-elevation through rule-evading risk. The vehicle for achievement is the physical body . (If there are other graha yuti Rahu, the other graha will add other vehicles to the quest.)

The full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 5, 7, and 9.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 = "impressed with oneself" .

  • As an icon of a"movement" Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 wants to impress others as well.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 has oily, smoky fuel for generating life-force heat, vitality, and movement.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1moves with fascinating snake-like power. (A splendid placement for kundalini-type yoga.)

Rahu wants unearned privilege and entitlements via the"fast track".

Entitlement sought : chalakaraka Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 wants to give the 'impression' of holding legitimate status-rank credentials in the class of beings who demonstrate

  • Winners, athletes and aristocrats , the dominantly competitive, the masculine,

  • Nobility, Aryan, the Supreme, first-born, the First-arrivers,

  • vitally energized, the innovative, the conquering, the bloody, the hunters and pursuers, the champions and the warriors

  • sword-bearers, machinists, shooters, hunters, conquerors, cutters, tailors, metal-smiths of knives, guns, and spears; butchers, surgeons, acupuncturists, injectors, dealers in heat, fuels, blood and metals

If Mangala or lagnesha-1 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of persons.

Rahu in bhava-1 * passion for vitality= materially successful = urgent ambition to obtain a privileged energetic flesh-body appearance (1) that fascinates the public. Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1-poseur strives striving to project a mesmerizing, iconic personality which represents an entitlement-seeking social movement or a captivating idea .

Hungry desire to be recognized as a spokesperson ("spokes-model"), celebrity athlete, or iconic symbol, although one has not yet earned the right to emit the true aura of authentic vitality.

Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, one may find self-promoting opportunity in desirability competitions -- exempli gratia, beauty contests -- fraudulent political elections or temporary "flash in the pan" excitements.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 craves the power to symbolize and mesmerize and in this pursuit Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 may infamously succeed.


  • Professor Rahu in bhava-1 also denotes an exotic or socially unusual factor in the physical body appearance

  • Typically, an oily-smoky veneer overlaid upon a vigorously active, sporting and moving figure

  • tending toward lean musculature due to Mangala's natural influence upon bhava-1

Deception and fraud

From the perspective of Chandra's customary rhythmic-sequence, eclipsing Rahu = Chandala = a great disrupter.

  • However, if the customary order has become weakened or corrupt, Rogue Rahu's challenge to the established rhythm can produce beneficial consequences

Fascination with the flesh-body appearance of iconic, charismatic, socially symbolic personalities

  • Fascinating, highly recognizable, physically distinctive, noble, vital, or athletic persons whose body-image has the power of iconic representation in their society.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 gains higher privilege via one's capacity to represent the vitality of a generation, an exciting or inspiring social movement, a forward-moving energy.

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 is not personally an agent of change nor is Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 an indication of intelligence. (The native might be intelligent, but if so another graha would cause it. Rahu is only a mirage.)

The power arises from one's ability to representdynamic movement, competition, innovation, and conquest.

Exceptional strong placement for physical, muscular movement in a rashi of Mangala

Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 makes it one's business to possess those status-object appearance factors upon one's own person.

Unlike all other placements of Rahu, in the Tanu-bhava Rahula does not wish to possess an outside person place or thing but rather one wishes to become the Noble One, the Desired One.

Extremely focused upon physical appearance. May display a subtle swaying snake-like movement, or may mesmerize the Other with pupil-fixed gaze.

May risk irregular behavior in order to obtain the privileges accorded to highly recognizable personalities.

Shani-yuti-Rahu = one may attempt to legitimize [Shani] the risky [Rahu] method -- for example, by developing the Powerful Personality construct within a corporate career or government institution. More emphasis on social status and less on athletic movement.

Rahu in classroom-1 vs Shani in classroom-1 vs Mangala in classroom-1

The difference = chalakaraka Rahu in classroom-1 does not perform the action [Kuja] and does not do the penance [Shani].

  • Professor Rahu in classroom-1 practices no austerity.

  • Professor Rahu in classroom-1 has no humility. He accepts no guidance.

  • He accepts neither limitation nor correction. He has no discipline (unless Shani-yuti-Rahu, in which case a very hard worker and indeed disciplined but often destroys the results with exotic risk).

  • He looks for loopholes and short-cuts.

  • Rahu in classroom-1 does not pass the examination; does not earn the achievement.

  • He just wants the rewards - and fast!

This debility can improve if there are other graha yuti Rahu, especially Shani.

To appreciate the distinctive qualities of Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 versus other graha in 1, it can help to think of Mangala-1 where Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-1 is a natural warrior and athlete often in competitive training and outputting major physical energy.

Shani-1 by contrast is a persistent and disciplined worker, who slowly albeit relentlessly earns the respect and privileges He seeks on a course with many setbacks and limitations.

Bhava-1 = social personality and physical flesh-body. The body-musculature and iconic personality provide the aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward.

1 = 11th from 3rd

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 3rd portion.

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

This class of entitled persons obtains material increase (11) from the basis of bhava-3 commerce .

in 11th from 3rd, Rahu desires those Fruits and profits (11) arising from matters of 3rd amza, including

  • brothers
  • from collaborators
  • from team-mates
  • from short-term travel
  • from business busy-ness
  • from messaging and media-communication of every variety
  • from memoranda, letters, emails, message-delivery
  • from angels and evangelism
  • from news reports and announcements
  • from journalism
  • from movies, television, radio, internet, magazines, journals
  • from sales, advertising, marketing, public relations
  • from writing and publishing
  • from hand-craft and tool-using
  • from hands and lungs
  • from arts and artisans
  • from seminars and conferences
  • from information (not knowledge)
  • from training (not teaching)
  • from holiday travel (not scholarly travel)
  • from planning, scheduling, organization of details
  • from detail, retail, entail, curtail -- all matters of "sizing"


Mahadasha of Rahu

as well as most bhukti of Rahu (depending on Rahu's angle to the mahadasha pati) will exhibit the script qualities of Vrishabha.

Rahu enjoys the uttama status in Vrishabha; the mahadasha is enriching.

Trajectory to higher privilege via Values, Knowledge, Story-telling, and death

  • retain the value

  • retell the story

  • restore the financial well-being

On the material level, results of Rahu periods are favorable, enriching, and sensually indulgent .

The typical starting scene is a treasury of value: fields and forests loaded with foods and natural resources, a family history and its lineage wealth, collections of art and music, perfumes and oils, droves of cattle, storehouses of knowledge and money.

The Rahu-Urisha experience begins with acquisition of assets (according to the bhava) which enrich one either capitally, psychologically, or spiritually.

An enunciation of the art of resource collecting is required. The environment supports every type of sensual pleasure, from the ever-satisfying pleasures of nutritious food and drink to the elite enjoyments of perfumes, jewels, cattle, and wines. Important actors typically hold rank of banker, collector, funds administrator, etc.

Pleasure from inside, pleasure from outside

  • Rahu-Urisha might engage in acquisitive sensual behavior driven by a sudden, obsessive attraction to an unusual source of value.

  • The enriching of the social personality or the body might start (or seem to start) from completely external circumstances, such as a business engagement with cattle, resource warehousing, food storage, financial hoards, collecting and recording of historical knowledge. One might start the cycle with a desire to know more about history, especially within one's own family lineage, and to have more to eat.

Knowledge of Values, Languages, and Historical Forms of financial wealth

  • The longer the Rahu period, the more opportunity for dramatic development. After embarking upon the quest for more and better sources of food, drink, and wealth, there is continuous development of historical knowledge regarding how one's lineage predecessors have stored information, made records, developed resource banks, and placed valuation upon various desirable commodities.

Rahu-Urisha is an excellent placement for the professional evaluator, food cultivator, resource conserver, historian, record-keeper and assets owner.

  • Rahu-Rahu svabhukti for POTUS-42 My Life 1946- Bill Clinton produced his 1968 Georgetown B.S. in Foreign Service * followed by a Rhodes scholarship to Oxford University, where he undertook the study of history and the treasury of nations with a great passion for philosophical knowledge.

  • During Rahu-Shani bhukti , he met the charismatic law student Hillary Rodham. (Shani activates 7th navamsha)

If Rahu is associated with a Maraka graha

  • the onset of the period of intensive acquisition of food, wealth, and knowledge = 18 yrs for the major period and varying lengths for each bhukti and pratya-antardasha era.

It may be punctuated by deaths or severe loss from sensual saturation .

There may be a sudden disruption in the family of origin, even a cutting of family ties in cases where the default values of the family no longer facilitate the ambitions of the [uchcha] Rahu native. Typically, the advancement of the Rahu-Urisha native involves moving up to a higher level of values refinement associated with more privileged classes, so that leaving behind more crude family values may be a functional social-mobility decision.

A death or abrupt separation from family lineage can serve as the 'opening bell' of this Rahu-Urisha mahadasha. (Vrishabha, history and values)

The initial onset of financial wealth crisis can be self-inflicted due to Rahu's restless discontent to get moving toward the higher privileges, although Typically, at the time of Rahu + The Marana-karaka loss of previously rich or family-bound conditions, Rahu-Urisha blames 'circumstances beyond our control'. There is often a bout of financial poverty at the early beginning of Rahu periods when the values-target is shifting.

However psychically it is Rahu-Urisha's ambition to catapult oneself into the higher powered realm which eradicates previous historical values to make way for valuable new knowledge and a new trajectory toward the top levels of social recognition.

Rahu brings important new actors into the life scene, and these actors are typically from a different cultural background. Rahu-Urisha is invested into the culture of the new actors, and may be asked to accept a knowledge base and a set of values which is quite different from the value set with which one was raised.

Although it involves a great deal of elaborate re-valuation, particularly in the definition of family and kinship relations, one needs to acquire or remember elements of the new actors worldview in order for Rahu-Urisha to make the leap into one's next life phase.


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