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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


Panna - Partha - Para

Caput Draconis

North Node

Head of the Dragon





thrill of exploitation, service servitude


extravagant exploitation


Five-hooded winged Naga-Kanya, from

Public Figure Examples

[Rahu in bhava-1] * logical, argumentative passion for vitality

[Rahu in bhava-2] * logical, argumentative passion for treasuries, storage, song


[Rahu in bhava-3]

logical, argumentative passion for communication, commerce, cohort


[Rahu in bhava-4] * logical, argumentative passion for prestige property, ethnicity, rhythms, routine, roots * privilege via home and household

[Rahu in bhava-5] * logical, argumentative passion for politics, celebrity, games * privilege via children

[Rahu in bhava-6] [passion for war logistics] [opportunity via usury] [social mobility via aid to impoverishing indebtedness] [over-reaching in ministries of service] [fascinating remedies help the victimized]


[Rahu in bhava-7] * logical, argumentative passion for partnership * privilege via alliances

[Rahu in bhava-8] [opportunism in secret conflicts] [undisclosed service for social mobility] [revelation of hidden power via logical argumentation] [desires transformation via detailed reasoning]

  • de Mundi Systemate 1643-1727 Isaac Newton [ethno-rhythmic Hasta-4]

[Rahu in bhava-9] logical , argumentative passion for philosophy, preaching

[Rahu in bhava-10] [svabhava] logical, argumentative passion for leadership power

[Rahu in bhava-11] [svabhava] [ambition to earn via military conflict] logical, argumentative passion for economic gain, prizes, awards

  • POTUS-09 Tecumseh 1773-1841 William Henry Harrison [ethno-rhythmic Hasta-4]

  • astrologer, entrepreneur Michael Erlewine

[Rahu in bhava-12] * logical, argumentative passion for privacy, meditation, sleep

  • Jungle Book 1865-1936 Empire Rudyard Kipling [dramatic-creative Chitra-1]

In Uttaraphalguni,

fascinated by political-theatrical service ministries

in Hasta, fascinated by rhythmic counting

(financial accounting, musica; counterpoint, handcraft, iterations, cycles)

in Chitra, fascinated by cleverly crafted designs, weapons and war machinery, architecture, engineering, cutting implements

Rahu-Kanya rashi (Virgo) = the desire-driven chalakaraka who is motivated by Ambition to Argue.

  • Quest for Unrest

  • launching platform for elevation to higher privilege = pollution, litigation, accusation, divorce, conflict-management, medicine, military, legal defense, roles

Rahu-Kanya is fascinated by "victim" roles.

Rahu-Kanya can seduce the native into pretentious service relationships that quickly become exploitive.

Rahu-Kanya may pretend to be a subordinate, a minister, or a helpmate, even while usurping the entitlements of the superior

  • VPOTUS Military Weapons Contracts 1941- Dick Cheney * His 2011 memoire In My Time declared that during the entire 2000-2008 term, it was actually Cheney himself who made the key presidential decisions -- not the POTUS-43, George W. Bush Many political observers suspected that Cheney's claims were sometimes grandiose, but often accurate. Professor Rahu the Usurper is teaching in classroom-6 servitude and war. Cheney was a weapons industry agent who guided his POTUS boss toward increased armament of warmongering on false arguments [Rahu] that WMD were being stored in Iraq.

Snake-like Naga gets fascinated by the goal of privileged entitlement to the prize of the perfect servitude .

When quite near to the goal and nearly assured of success, Naga then gets ejected via pretentious servants or drugs.

  • POTUS-pair-32 Learn by Living 1884-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt [nīcha-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] As a key part of ER's Learning Plan, ER was tricked by her personal secretary, who handled ER's most intimate correspondence and had knowledge of every detail of her calendar. It was the perfect deceptive opportunity [Rahu] for the secretary to conduct a long and passionate affair with FDR. (Rahu-Kanya servants, employees)

  • Imagine 1940-1980 Beatle John Lennon [busy-collaborative Hasta-3] [Kuja-yuti-Surya]

  • War and Peace 1828-1910 Leo Tolstoy [Somana-yuti-Rahu]

  • Wizard of Oz 1922-1969 entertainer Judy Garland + Shani-yuti-Guru

all had plenty of trouble with infidelity and broken contracts as well as exploitation of servants and domestic violence.

Risk-taking Rahu + Kanya-servants

  • POTUS-09 Tecumseh 1773-1841 William Henry Harrison was said to have fathered a total of sixteen children. Ten with his legal wife, and six with a household slave partner. Identical to his long-time rival POTUS-03 Thomas Jefferson , Harrison did not legally recognize any of his purported children borne by his household slave.

  • POTUS-29 Teapot Dome 1865-1923 Warren G. Harding [Chitra-2] [Shukra-yuti-Rahu] (2) WGH was a handsome man, well liked by the ladies. In his hometown, while gaining political influence, WGH maintained long-lasting affairs-du-coeur with the wife of a local businessman + another with a teenage shop clerk. WGH frequently invited the young lady - 35 years his junior [Parthya] - to visit the Whitehouse. When the amorous couple were found in a closet adjoining the executive office, the pious public was outraged.

  • War and Peace 1828-1910 Leo Tolstoy [Somana-yuti-Rahu] * produced a child with one of his female serfs before his formal marriage to the daughter of a court physician. As an adult, he continued to live and work in the fields among his serfs in order to develop a more authentic description in his novels. According to Tolstoi's critics, the great writer continued to seek sexual favors from serfs. (And since he legally owned them, there was little chance that his request would be denied.)

  • POTUS-pair-32 Learn by Living 1884-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt [nīcha-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] ER was said to have carried on a lengthy affair du coeur with a member of her security detail (3, entourage)

Rahu-Kanya's unbalanced and distrusting arrangements create the ideal scenario for passionate, self-promoting accusation, criticism and argument.

One may hold the role of the exploiter (rare) or the exploited (common). Both roles are indeed equally engaged in the behavior.

War and Peace 1828-1910 Leo Tolstoy [Somana-yuti-Rahu] (4) built his social reputation as a magnificent and outrageous articulating philosopher of injustice [Kanya]. by landowners (4)

  • Writing in the fashionable European fictional style, he described the lives of the Russian serfs and their aristocratic owners in exquisite detail.
  • Risk-rewarding Rahu's pretense allowed Tolstoy to live in the manor, philosophically promoting anarchist revolution, and receiving visits from many of the great argumentative social philosophers [Kanya] of his day.
  • Meanwhile, he deployed the serfs [Kanya] into unending, unpaid agricultural labor, lived off the profits, and produced at least one son with a serf woman. Rahu-Kanya = irregular adventures with servants.
  • His diaries report a fierce inner struggle of wanting to leave the estate (4) and its exploitative [Kanya] feudal system of 'human capital' serfs; Yet, he was unable to escape until age 82, and died of pneumonia three days after finally leaving.

Risk-rewarding Rahu's seductive amplification of the litigious, accusative, conflicted narrative of Kanya may be ever-present in the life of the native.

Dramatic increase in Budha Mahadasha to peak in the Budha-Budha svabhukti period and again in periods of Budha-Rahu or Rahu-Budha.

Other instigators of the critical rhetoric include gochara Rahu transit to any of the key lagna, especially Rahu traveling via the satkona or the indriya-lagna.

A peaceful life requires maintenance of a steady determination to avoid blaming, to refuse unnecessary criticism of self and others, and to swear off the temptation to drugs and self-medication as stress- numbing technologies.

The enticing internal urge to complain may present a significant challenge to marital harmony, as the native follows roguish Rahu's directive to goad and badger the partner and colleagues and really anyone who will listen into constant, beleaguered argument.

Rahu is trying to self-elevate into some elite social level by proving Himself logically correct. But, sadly, His tendency to use smoke and mirrors drama in lieu of calm reasoning, as well as a mentality predisposed to Rahu-esque short-cuts will sooner or later (often sooner) expose the fallacy of His logic.

One possible exception = Budha highly exalted in Kanya yuti Rahu in bhava-1 where Budha enjoys a pancha-maha-purusha yoga and receives dik-bala. In that rare case, either extraordinary paradigm-changing logic or amazingly successful fraud will occur.

If a Rahu-Kanya person is a part of your life, be sure to grant a wide berth to their claim that they are just trying to expose the real truth. With chalakaraka Rahu in the rashi of chronic argumentation, the real truth (of their logical legerdemain) is precisely what they are trying to camouflage.

Great leap forward into Litigation and Argumentation Privilege

Find lord 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 Kanya.

Service relationship entitlement

Rahu magnifies analytical tendencies and can lead to obsession with details, with clear articulation, exquisite writing, with cleanliness, with health. One takes a great leap forward ironically through humiliation and obsequiousness.

  • POTUS-pair-32 Learn by Living 1884-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt [nīcha-Shukra-yuti-Rahu] [bhava-3 mentality]. Refusing his offer of divorce, ER complied with her husband's infidelity. She passively condoned his recreational wandering. More profoundly, ER accepted the reality that he was deeply in love with (and frequently traveling with) ER's own former personal secretary [Kanya, servants]. ER stopped all marital consummation but refused divorce. By remaining as a mistreated legal partner, her private humiliation served as the platform for her public service on a grand scale [Rahu-3 communications].

Rahu-Kanya generally endures some degree of private inferiority or an exploitive condition which affects the health, experienced as servitude. In an otherwise distinguished nativity, when Rahu's ruler Budha is strong, this apparent dysfunction may form the core of a potentially great public service.

Wants to be exhaustively thorough, Yet, in their passion for completeness can overlook essentials. Can be driven perfectionists .

In Kanya, risk-rewarding Rahu's desire-inflaming passions acquire Budha-like logical argumentation and work-service characteristics.


Naga Kanya, Nepal

Mahadasha of Rahu for Rahu-Kanya
  • General trends, environments, experiences of the Rahu mahadasha

Trajectory via Ministry of Service

Mahadasha of Rahu and most bhukti of Rahu (depending on Rahu's angle to the mahadasha pati) will exhibit the script qualities of Kanya. The typical starting scene is a work task, accusation or litigation, or engagement in a ministry of service.

The Rahu experience begins with acceptance of service work (according to the bhava) which causes the native to criticize and complain either physically, psychologically, or spiritually.

An enunciation of the humble art of serving others is required. The environment supports every type of labor, particularly oppressive and exploitive varieties, and the important actors typically hold rank of fellow employee, medical patient and physician, social worker, debt collector, police, criminal attorney, etc.

A host of players is involved in the management of animosity, debt, and disease.

Service from inside, service from outside

  • the native might engage in social-medical diagnosis and treatment behavior driven by a sudden, obsessive attraction to anunusual type of social conflict situation.

  • The scripted population this Rahu-Kanya environment is producing polarizing catalysis from being socially outcast or physically out of balance in some way.

  • The marginalizing of the personality integrity or the body might start (or seem to start) from completely external circumstances, such as a engagement in a social services ministry of care for those less fortunate. One might start the cycle with a desire to articulate [Budha] and"solve" the homework-problems of the chronically problematic.

Social Work, Ministries of Service

  • The longer the Rahu period, the more opportunity for dramatic development. After embarking upon the ministry of aid to those whose lives are plagued by self-doubt, there is continuous development of the involvement with clinical medicine, usurious finance and debt, conflict management, and crime.

  • Rahu-Kanya is an excellent placement for the professional social worker who can hear the litany of complaint, accusations of disenfranchisement, externally induced poverty, and chronic illness, while maintaining a mood of fascination with lived in a culture of jealousy, suspicion, and fraud. Ministries related to medical conditions, dissolution of the marriage contract, and debt-caused poverty are particularly suitable.

If Rahu is associated with a Maraka graha

  • the onset of the period of intensive service (18 yrs for the major period and varying lengths for each bhukti and pratyantardasha era) may be punctuated by deaths or severe loss from disease or social violence . A death or abrupt separation can serve as the 'opening bell' of this mahadasha.

  • The initial onset of disease or debt-related 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 + Maraka loss of previously balanced conditions of health and wealth, the native blames the criminal element or 'circumstances beyond our control'. However psychically it is the native 's ambition to catapult oneself into the higher powered realm which eradicates previous service roles to make way for new servitude and a new trajectory toward the top levels of social recognition.

  • For example a childless woman with Rahu-5 may appropriate the children of socially marginalized others in a Rahu-driven effort to acquire the social privilege of pride in one's children. However Kanya = dissolution of contract, lack of 'standing' in the courts, perpetual labor. This native may be locked into a condition of servitude toward said children and their unbalanced parents, attending to the endless medical and financial needs of those over whom one has no legal claim (12th from 7th).

Rahu brings important new actors into the life scene, and these actors are typically from a different cultural background. The native is employed into the culture of the new actors, and may be asked to accept additional labors, such as writing of medical complaints or social class arguments, or tasks such as housekeeping and cleaning and harvesting of crops.

Although it involves a great deal of underpaid work, one needs to acquire or remember elements of the new actors worldview in order for the native to make the leap into one's next life phase.


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