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Gochara Rahu Transits 1900-2099 CE

  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-Aja]
  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]



AUM ram ravahe namah


राहु rāhu

Professor Rahu

dhatu √रभ् rabh = grab, seize, take-hold

अर्करिपु arka-ripu = enemy of Arka

चन्द्रारि chandra-ari = enemy of Chandra

चाण्डाल cāṇḍāla chandala = outcast, outside the boundary, pariah, worst, lowest

भुजङ्गम bhujaṅgama = serpent-demon

खेट khe-ṭa = air-moving, cavity, hollow, aperture [ख = space, ahole]

अर्कशशिशत्रु arka-śaśi-śatru = enemy (shatru) of the sun (arka) and the moon (shashi)

resides in



Caput Draconis

Head of the Dragon

North Node



Gemini - Jaimini


Desire to Inquire

hyper-narrative, expedient coupling

Thrill of gesture, description, communication


Chloris the Nymph

from Sandra Boticelli's Primavera , c. 1470 CE


[Rahu in bhava-1]

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-1 casts passionately unique individualizing drishti into 5-7-9]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[passionate messaging via vital bodily movement] [opportunistic discussions about mixed or exotic identity] [fascinating physique communicates excitiement]

[entrancing insinuation of privilege via scripted writhing, shadowing, or cultural-mixing]

[potential for fraudulently or fabulously exaggerated advertising, in matters of physicality, embodiment, innovation, style of movement, athletic prowess, vitality, unique identity, personality integrity, or conditions of birth]

[astonishing empowerment via manufactured shimmering illusion of photographs] [tangible personal appearance communicates the onset of a new era] [entrancing cult of media-signaling slippery kinetic posture]

  • Seven-Year Itch 1926-1962 Marilyn Monroe [face-voice-values-mouth Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha]

[Rahu in bhava-2]

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-2 casts passionately enriching capitalizing drishti into 6-8-10]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[passionately detailed messaging via voice-face-hair] [opportunistic discussions about asset collection and finance] [fascinating sound values] [astonishing commercial acquisitions]

  • How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston [face-voice-values Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha]

  • Moneyball 1963- drama-commerce Brad Pitt [imaginative-charitable Arudra-4]

[Rahu in bhava-3]

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[ambition for instructional delivery] [seeks privilege via passionate descriptive narratives] [exhilarating boundary-challenging communications]

[announcement of thrilling information] [exceptionally conversational style of messaging]

[extraordinary declarations via media-messaging] [compulsively procedural technical explanations] [fascinating photographic media presentations]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair


[Rahu in bhava-4]

[for Meena indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-4 casts passionately property-owning habitual drishti into 8-10-12]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[fascinating descriptions of landed property] [passionate presentations of fashionably prestige locations] [excitingly unorthodox household conversational rhythms]

[opportunistic advertising of intriguing vehicles]

[Rahu in bhava-5]

[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

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

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[compelling desire to demonstrate acts of descriptive articulation] [enthusiastic display of over-explaining management methods] [craving for exhilarating showmanship in glamorous publications] [may boast about crafting astonishing detailed scenarios and tableaux]

[potential for fraudulently or fabulously exaggerated information reports, in matters of politics, drama, celebrity, romance, creative performance, game-playing and gambling, financial speculation, and children]

[over-reaching scripted dialog may characterize the attention-getting artistic performance] [excitingly embellished commercial drama] [may involve privileged media-messaging showcase roles for extraordinary children]

[Rahu in bhava-6] [beneficial advantageous placement]

[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-6 casts passionately adversarial ministering drishti into 10-12-2]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[ambitious instructions for helping those in mental distress] [seeks prestige via handling conflicted information] [over-reaching desire to gain importance via scripted process]

[astonishing passion for publication of detailed mixed-caste conversations] [unorthodox writing-editing serves mistreated, marginalized, criminal, impoverished, diseased, or victim audiences]

[shrewd management of upsetting news] [seeks opportunity via interaction with military or medicine]

[risky taboo-challenging talk about disease, war and injustice] [fascinating dialogs of insinuation and implication]

[Rahu in bhava-7]

[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-7 casts passionately bargaining Other-identified drishti into 11-1-3]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[ambitious instructions for commercial alliance] [seeks prestige via bargaining information] [over-reaching desire to balance the scripted process]

[astonishing passion for detailed equity agreements] [unorthodox writing-editing about diplomatic discussions] [advocate-manager of exciting negotiation projects]

[risky taboo-challenging talk about reciprocity] [fascinatingly fabulous matched coupling][spouse may be an extraordinary communicator with prestigious status or unusual cultural background]


[Rahu in bhava-8]

[for Vṛścika indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-8 casts passionately secretive revelatory drishti into 12-2-4]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[ambitious instructions for revolutionary change] [seeks prestige via secret information] [over-reaching desire to transform the scripted process]

[passion for detailed disguise] [unorthodox writing-editing about evolutionary cycles] [undisclosed manager of exciting secret projects]

[risky taboo-challenging hidden communications] [fascinatingly fabulous camouflaged coupling]


[Rahu in bhava-9]

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-9 casts passionately paradigmaticly believing drishti into 1-3-5]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[righteous desire to expound principled management beliefs] [craving for philosophy of global business enterprise] [enthusiastic faith in over-communicating] [passion for expedient doctrinal messaging]

[potential for fraudulently or fabulously exaggerated announcements, in matters of theological, theoretical, ideological, global-scope, philosophical, doctrinal, sacerdotal, higher priestly understandings]

[seeks privilege through publication for indoctrinated audience] [instrumental use of religious naratives] [pretentiously ambitious father-figure may over-ride orthodox practice in mercantile affairs]

  • POTUS-23 National Forests 1833-1901 Benjamin Harrison [champion-challenger Punarvasu-1] + Shukra

  • USA-Sen-Calif 1964- Kamala Gopalan Harris [negotiating-contractual Mriga-3] [drishti into ruler Budha-Tula-1]

[Rahu in bhava-10] [svabhava]

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-10 casts passionately lawful institutional drishti into 2-4-6]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[regulatory authority based in mixed-culture commerce] [fascinating icon of publicity messaging] [elite commander of exciting scripted announcements]

[astonishing social rise of businesspeople, writers, publicists, schedulers, shopkeepers, clerks, team-managers] [reputed for fabulous communication skills]

[Rahu in bhava-11] [svabhava]

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

[Rahu-11 casts passionately profitable networked drishti into 3-5-7]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[publicized passion for commercial revenues] [over-reaching business profits] [ambitiously communicative high-achieving friends] [desire to manage economic communities] [exhilarating busy social networks] [extraordinary talkative fundraising]

[hunger for project-based earnings] [risk-rewarding process-oriented marketplace connectivity] [seeks importance in mercantile assemblies]

[Rahu in bhava-12]

[for Karkata indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Rahu's apparently explanatory, communicative flair

[Rahu casts passionately private secluding drishti into 4-6-8]

[wants to be a prestigious communicator, yet obsessed with privacy] [passion for back-room planning discussions] [interior guidance from talkative apparitions]

[desires unseen unorthodox management privilege] [yearns for access to hand-arm-shoulder research enclosures] [hungry to enhance coupling fantasies within meditative trance states]

[mentally seeks manipulative opportunity in isolated administrative meetings] [ambitious announcer seeks clandestine commerce] [over-reaching explanations make astonishing dreamlike illusion]

[craving for long busy sojourns in distant lands] [inner guidance from psychic sibling-figure] [seeks importance via clairsentient instructional empowerments]

  • Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler [oratorical-heritage Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha]

  • Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro [champion-dominator Punarvasu-1]

Rahu-Mithuna chalakaraka = motivated by a privilege-seeking Ambition to Advertise and Announce.

Rahu-Mithuna seeks to get ahead via roles in media-messaging, explanatory, instructive, descriptive, hand-craft, team-work, sales-commercial, short term travel, publishing, audio-video, event-management, tele-communications.

An ambitious and important manager of talented Others.

  • Quest for Visual-Verbal Communicative Power .

Rahu-Mithuna = fascinated by exotic messenger roles.

Rahu-Mithuna may seduces one into exciting, upward-propelled, privilege-seeking

  • fraudulent explanations
  • irregular instructions
  • pretentious narratives

Desire to be in the News

  • My Fair Lady 1908-1990 musical theatre Rex Harrison [fantasizing-conceptual Arudra-4] Rahu-7-Mithuna [publicity, coupling] casts drishti into lagnesha-karmesha Budha-3, into his Keti-1 Purvashadha lagna [break-ups], and into earnings-11.

Philanderer extraordinaire, RCH's romantic exploits were front-page news on the US/UK cinema tabloids for decades.

  • Six marriages, broken-heart suicides, sexually amplified celebrity romances, other moral impurities [Rahu boundary-breacher] supplied an endless feast for the scandal-hungry readers.
  • Nevertheless, his perfectionistic mother supported RH drama career from childhood, and RCH work-ethic was considered exemplary. [Somana-yuti-Shani-4 = nishturabhashi yoga, astabilizing but strictly demanding parent]

Socially unorthodox, unconventional, or unusual business operations

  • Moneyball 1963- drama-commerce Brad Pitt [imaginative-charitable Arudra-4] along with lifepartner-1 Friends 1969- drama-fashion Jennifer Aniston = developed a commercial film-production company. Despite their highly publicized [Mithuna] divorce, decades later the two former spouses remain busily interactive in their jointly held business.

Discussion (3) of social-boundaries [Rahu]

  • POTUS-pair-39 Caregiving 1927-2023 Rosalynn Smith Carter [brokering-adjusting Mriga-3] [2] RSC spent decades delivering speeches [27] for a wide mix [Rahu] of organizations in order to accomplish her communicative instructional goals, especially policy writing [Mithuna]. RSC's announcements, meetings, presentations and publications [Mithuna] have focused on the social-boundary topic [Rahu] of mental illness [Mithuna] and its social consequences.

Cleverly skillful message-mixers, often multi-lingual, multi-cultural, multi-sexual-identity

  • How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston [face-voice-values Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha] [10, public symbol] . WH's impassioned musical performance appealed to a wide variety of audiences (Mithuna audience).WHcareer was built by shrewd marketing-management [Mithuna]including music video, fashion-photography, and cinema roles. An important but not exclusive component of her performance portfolio was distinctively framed in the African-American Christian worship tradition of her upbringing, Yet, her gospel songs were produced with a suave mainstream orchestration. Shri Rahu's cultural mixing between black-and-white American Christian religious subcultures enhanced her marketability [Mithuna] The mix-master recipe produced a high-visibility communicator reputation [10] Rahu occupies 10 in D-1/D-10, while He takes the musical Urisha uchcha-form in 5 [entertainment] within the D-9.

Small-Detail-accurate Budha, who is Rahu's ruler , is a natural enemy of broadly philosophical, big-picture, generalizing Guru. Rahu pumps up nerdy, detail-obsessed Budha, lord of the Hands, manager of fingers, fixated upon minor details. The inner narrative goes into overdrive. There is constant chatter in the mind, much of it focused upon the 3rd-from discourse of administrative business and management.

Rahu-Mithuna is terrified of losing His trajectory impetus. Rahu is always seeking to gain unearned privilege by taking risks and impressing people with His administrative acumen. Rahu takes on challenges of too much detail, too many small tasks, too much writing and short-term travel - while investing this mundane choreography of minutiae with prestigious significance. Periods of Rahu are generally very busy!

Snake-like Naga gets fascinated by the goal of privileged entitlement. Rahu seeks the prizes accorded to one who delivers the Best Report.

When quite near to the goal and nearly assured of success, naaga then *may * be ejected via delivery of pretentious instructions.

Great leap forward into Media Communications Privilege

Lord of the Message

Find busy broadcasting Professor Budha and know His effects in the radix and navamsha. Rahu will amplify Budha's effects, and also the effects of any other graha occupying Mithuna.

Risk-taking behavior = Rahu's signature feature oily smoke in contest of Mithuna = hands, lungs, arms, shoulders.

Can be negative Issues with substance-smoking (3, lungs yuti Rahu smoke) addictions or other consequences of oily smoke.

  • Moneyball 1963- drama-commerce Brad Pitt [imaginative-charitable Arudra-4] [2-face-voice-finance-family line]

  • Second Sex 1908-1986 social theory Simone de Beauvoir

  • How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston [musical-heritage Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha] drug-smoking Mithuna-lungs

Even the oily smoke produced by the burning of corpses may be involved, as in the horrifying example of death-camp ideologue Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler .

Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro * legendary speeches lasting for hours on patriotic topics often spun from his imagination (Rahu-12). FC was a huge smoker (Mithuna lungs)

Communicative power entitlements.

One desires the privilege of being listened to, having one's films watched in awe, one's advertising and sales messages should fascinate the audience

  • My Fair Lady 1908-1990 musical theatre Rex Harrison [fantasizing-conceptual Arudra-4] RCH was a Hollywood idol, object of audience [Mithuna] fascination [Rahu] Rahu-drishti into entertaining, center-stage Surya-3 cinema = amplified his seven-decade theatre career.

  • Moneyball 1963- drama-commerce Brad Pitt [imaginative-charitable Arudra-4] Hollywood idol, object of audience [Mithuna] fascination [Rahu] [2, face-voice-finance-family]

  • Seven-Year Itch 1926-1962 Marilyn Monroe [face-voice-values-mouth Punarvasu-2] [navamsha Rahu-Urisha-uchcha]

  • Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler (12) * his speeches were said to have had a mesmerizing effects upon his folk audiences * Rahu-12 imagination occupies 3rd-from-Budha ++ incoming drishti from Chandra-Mūla + Guru

  • Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro * enchanted his audiences with amazingly long-winded hours-long anecdotal soliloquies * Rahu-12 occupies 10th-from-Chandra

Rahu magnifies a desire to define and solve homework-problems, enthusiasm for conversation, sexual attractions and pairings, and craving for intellectual stimulation.

  • Can become extremely focused on short-term solutions to long-term problems.

In Mithuna, rahu's desire-inflaming passions acquire Budha-like communicative characteristics. One tends to have persuasive conversational or articulatory skills that cause others to be attracted to one while simultaneously permitting breakage of designated social taboos.

  • POTUS-pair-44 Let's Move 1964- Michelle Robinson Obama (8) MRO mixes class-and-culture elements in secret-keeper, confidential style (8) . Rahu-8 is a classic confidante position for the partners of top politicians.

  • How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston [10, elite recognition] WH commercially produced [Mithuna] music mixed the fascinating rhythms of African-American liturgical worship with more sedate Euro-Christian hymns. Her iconic appearance [Rahu] appealed to a wide cross-section of consumers [Mithuna, sales]

  • Faith 1963-2016 singer-songwriter George Michael [collaborative-mercantile Punarvasu-3] [vargottamsha] [Arudra-Surya-yuti-Rahu-Puna] [10, international iconic visibility, music executive] celebrated mix of gay-and-straight cultures promoted a global career in singing, media-messaging, events-production . Celebrated collaborations ]Mithuna]

  • My Fair Lady 1908-1990 musical theatre Rex Harrison [fantasizing-conceptual Arudra-4] Rahu-7 brought extraordinarily fascinating partners, near ly all of whom had celebrity theatre careers. Six marriages.

The specific taboo is indicated by the bhava.


Mahadasha of Rahu

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

  • Explain
  • Document
  • Report
  • Publish
  • Announce
  • Evangelize
  • Explain
  • Describe
  • Schedule
  • Meet
  • Travel
  • Conference
  • Seminar
  • Training
  • Communicate
  • Articulate

Trajectory to Higher Privilege via Media Communications, conversation, and Planning

Rahu-Mithuna's Great Leap Forward is chatty and conversational. The typical starting scene is a written or filmed document, such as a movie, book, plan, article, charter or constitution, television or radio announcement, report, photograph, et-cetera.

The Rahu-Mithuna experience begins with some variety of communicative message by writing, sound, or photographic image (according to the bhava) which give publicity to the native either physically, psychologically, or spiritually.

An enunciation of evangelism is required. The environment supports publishing and narrative-development behaviors. The important actors typically hold rank of broadcast media producer, publications director, advertising or marketing specialist, etc.

Narrative from inside, instruction from outside

Rahu-Mithuna might engage in self-explanatory behavior driven by a sudden, obsessive attraction * akarshana * to an unusual source of publicity.

The elaboration of the scope of the personality integrity or the body might start (or seem to start) from completely external circumstances, such as getting a job in the film or photography industry, publishing one's book or article, or getting a college degree in journalism.

Rahu-Mithuna might start the cycle with a desire to promote one's own image, one's own worldview, and one's own personal story.

Rahu-Mithuna is not so much a desire to get famous (that is Simha/5) but rather a desire to stay in the conversation, to have trajectory-speed control over what other people think.

The longer the Rahu-Mithuna period, the more opportunity for dramatic development. After the initial image-or narrative promotion event, there is continuous development of the media package.

If Rahu-Mithuna is associated with a maraka graha, the craving for sale, marketing, and advertising may be punctuated by deaths or severe loss such as divorce. The death or tragic separation can be self-inflicted due to Rahu's restless discontent and desire for quick acquisition of higher privilege.

Rahu-Mithuna brings important new actors into the life scene, and these actors are typically from a different cultural background. The native is published into the culture of the new actor, and may be asked to make frequent reports and announcements, so that the public conversation about the native 's enunciated narrative can continue. One needs to acquire or remember elements of this new actor's worldview in order for the native to make the leap into one's next life phase.


I am running thru RAhu Maha Dasa and going thru the worst of the situations. I do not even know if I survive in next months before the Rahu- Jupiter period ends in April 2014. My RAHU BEING IN SECOND hOuse, and I am exactly going thru the Rahu-jupiter antardasa, iam not sure if I would cross this time and live afterwards.

At times and by experience I have experienced and been thru that Meditation can cancel or get us thru the Astrological ailments. But now I am not able to see anything of that, but going thru very hard times.Namaste,

Thanks for your kind email. I am happy to know that you are studying the character of Professor Rahu via the method of living through His Mahadasha. As always the very best remedy for any astrological situation is to offer Seva.

The offering of Seva should be targeted specifically to the type of persons who have one's same condition in a slightly worse degree.

For example if one seeks to offer Seva as a method to remediate the negative effects of Rahu Mahadasha, and Professor Rahu occupies the rashi of Mithuna where Rahula likes to twist and exaggerate the mental narrative, it can be very educational (and corrective) to offer Seva for those who are suffering mental ailments.

These persons may suffer from irrational thinking, they may be hyper-verbal (compulsively chattering) or their description of reality may be over-dramatized and immature (due to Kumara-Budha = adolescent mentality). These persons may be teenagers, or they may be adults who think like teenagers, self-reflexively, without too much awareness of how their narrative compares to the normal adult narrative.

By serving such mentally hyperactive personalities, one may gain important corrective insights into one's own ongoing mental narrative. The most beneficial outcome may be increased awareness of Rahu-Mithuna's tendency to exaggerate and over-dramatize the life story.

Although such a tendency can be helpful for a professional dramatic script-writer or novelist, it is often a sign of immaturity in adult life and it leads to suffering when one begins to believe one's own inflated story.

Therefore, seva offered to overly mentalized persons can provide a useful compare-and-contrast observation that may lead to self-correction of Rahu's default behaviors.

[Rahu in bhava-2] * passion for treasuries is rarely a killer. Rahu-2 gains no marana capability unless many other conditions apply: such as (1) bhava-8 shows an abbreviated lifespan, (2) the lord of bhava-2 is a marana-graha, and (3) the subperiod of Rahu's ruler occurs during a less benevolent transit of the marana-pati. Even these three conditions may not be adequate to trigger release from this earthly vale. If Shani occupies 8, it may be a long life indeed.

Wishing you and your family every happiness, healing from sorrow, guidance by inner light, and success in all of life's endeavors,

Sincerely, barbara Pijan Lama, Jyotishavidya



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