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Rahu occupies 3rd-from-Chandra
AUM ram ravahe namah
Raghu * Rakha * Rahuva * Rehula
Head of the Dragon
the third house
see also: Rahu in 3rd-from-Chandra
barrier-bending, taboo-twisting Communication
Passion for Publication
Rahu-3-Poseur may attempt to insinuate that one belongs with the cohort of important writers, prestige communicators, exalted messengers, splendid evangelists.
For Risk-loving Rahu, the medium of publication often shimmers with glamour, and while the information content tends - like Rahu Himself - to be made of oily smoke, soon blown out by the coming wind.
If other graha with Rahu, there may indeed be fabulous content. However, Rahu Himself is all about // look-good // and obtaining the privileges accorded to magnificent descriptions, rather than the integrity of the information.
Examples of substantial literary works which have stood the test of time, indeed produced by Rahu-3 writers - yet note the other graha yuti Rahu.
Passion for imitation
Stylish, on-trend, entrancing Rahu-3 // looks-like // a fabulous thinker
Mirage-maker Rahu is a master of intriguing, captivating trendy detail.
Without the assistance of other graha, Rahu-3 typically has a strong tendency to produce conversations and publications which feature exciting but fleeting explanations. definitions, interpretations du-jour.
In nakshatra of Budha = Aslesha + Jyestha + Revatika
Rahu-3-Poseur loves commercial culture clash!
He finds an exciting path to privilege within explaining, defining, messaging, announcing, managing, documenting, publishing, administrative roles that occur within boundary-breaching, culture-mixing environments. Culture [Chandra] usually means ancient patterns of race-class-religion but also any emotionally significant demographic identity. For example, attachment to a Way-of-Life, now called identity-politics.
And Rahu-the-Radio  Loves To Talk.
seeking privilege via the VIP cohort
craves privileged access to publication opportunities
seeks privilege via * an important ensemble with cousins, cohort, workgroup, department, neighborhood, sibling, team, equipe
May be constantly trying to //insinuate // oneself into affiliation with great writers.
Short-term Thinking [Rahu-3] vs Long-term Thinking [Rahu-10]
There is an important difference between administrative roles such as project management, versus leadership such as elite executive roles atop large organizations.
The two functions are not only different. They are 6/8 adversarially unbalanced in regard to each other. Management [details] is an enemy of clear commanding authority [no details, only principles and rules].
People who are great with teams and details often fail at the structural, categorical, governance level of corporate-institutional direction. And managers who are dominating and bossy are often disliked by their team.
/manus/ means / hand/ A manager is literally a hands-on person [manual, manufacturing, manipulate, manage] Managers handle details.
Rahu-3 loves to use His hands in any type of craft-work.
Rahu-3 is a BUSY manager. He excels at being passionately busy
But to distinguish, in 3, He is not an executive, not a director, not an elite regulatory decision-maker. He is focused on teamwork - details - Process.
social mobility via important group-management, publication, reports, announcements, business, conversations, cohort
ambitious trajectories of important information communication
Rahu drishti into 7, 9, 11 amplifies the relationship-contract  ideological-patronage  and economic-friendship attributes.
seeks extraordinary [Rahu] privilege within evangelical, gesturing, media-messaging, commercial, transactional, instructional, explanatory, descriptive, marketing, business management environments 
exciting reports and announcements
spinners of tales
mixsters-tricksters enter the communicative realms of sibling-cousin relationships, messaging-media, planning, mentality
seeks to be recognized as special and important in communicative roles
disguised as a messenger
ambition to gain prestige via publication, narrative, itinerary, instructions, descriptions, maps, charts, photographs, diagrams, announcements, management, meetings, conferences, seminars, schedules, plans
commercial ambition in sales, marketing, advertising, public relations * cauldron of the cohort * master of the spin
desire to be recognized as a writer, announcer, manager
urgent evangelism; obsessive communication, comments, conversations
Rahu in svabhava of Broadcasting Budha has urgent ambition to deliver a message.
When He is teaching in classroom-3, Professor Rahu desires His books to be read, His cinema to be watched, His broadcast announcements to be heard, and His message to be recognized as being influential and important.
In the electrified world, Rahu-3 is a master of Internet Communication.
Since Rahu is well placed in upachaya bhava-3, the Rahu-ratna gomedha may be supportive during Vimshottari periods of Rahu.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 grants the ability to ambitiously and expediently utilize rule-breaking and 'mixing'
Quest for higher entitlements via Important [or self-important] Meetings and Messages
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 wants communicative and business empowerments which are outside the normal moral boundaries .
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 is overinvested in communications technology, writing, announcements, instructions, siblings, entourage, ensemble performers, small-group process.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 desires to obtain privilege via identifies as a writer, a translator, a publisher, a disseminator, a media-messenger, an Expedient Communicator.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 often obtains His material goal. Yet, whatever distinction He obtains in the hungry quest for elite recognition as a writer- reporter, over-reaching Rahuva is never satisfied.
Immediately upon obtaining the object of desire, picchala-karaka "the slippery one" instantly yearns for more , better, different privileges given to the class of beings who show inter-group cooperation, collaborative ensemble, and who produce narratives, instructions and announcements.
Every day starts a new quest for this ephemeral prize of immortality via entitlement and recognition.
Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 = amplified conversational impetus toward self-elevation through rule-evading risk.
Rahu give best results in upachaya bhava 3, 6, 10 and 11. Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 = ambition for attainment via compartmentalization
The full scope of effects depends upon which graha occupy bhava 7, 9, and 11.
Entitlement sought : Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 wants to appear as a legitimate, credible holder of status-rank in the class of beings
If Budha or bhratru-pati-3 = strong, Rahu may take whatever risks are necessary to achieve membership in this class of persons.
"... causes trouble to siblings , but otherwise helpful in enabling you to acquire material conveniences.
Public Figure Examples:
Rahu-Mesha-Arya * opportunistic messaging style = innovative, competitive , pioneering, challenging, pursuing, aristocratic
Rahu-Urisha [uchcha] * opportunistic messaging style = financial, luxurious, pleasurable, sensual, beautiful, valuable, historical, entreasured
Rahu-Mithunaya * opportunistic messaging style = conversational, photographic, diagrammatic, detailed, conversational, instructiona
Rahu-Karkata * opportunistic messaging style = routine, protective, sheltering, nourishing, parenting, established, security-seeking, rhythmic, habitual, familiar
Rahu-Singha * opportunistic messaging style = celebrity, creative, charismatic, political, dramatic, romantic
Rahu-Parthya * opportunistic messaging style = health poverty medical military litigation service-servitude
Rahu-Tula * opportunistic messaging style = contractual, fair, equity-seeking, arranging, diplomatic
Rahu-Vṛścika * opportunistic messaging style = transformative, rebirthing, hidden, forbidden
Rahu-Dhanus * opportunistic messaging style = humanistic global doctrinal philosophical theoretical
Rahu-Makara * opportunistic messaging style = lawful, dignified, hierarchical, structural, social policy, legislative
Rahu-Kumbha * opportunistic messaging style = social participatory, networked, systematizing, community-linked
Rahu-Meena * opportunistic messaging style = clairsentient, dreamlike, meditative, prayerful, intuitive, private
Rahu in Bhava-3 * Radio Rahu
Always hungry for but never satisfied with any message, gesture, announcement, writing, or journalistic communication.
Knows how to exploit the legal loopholes using secrets of occult knowledge [8th from 8th] .
Rahu's aperture = sermons and stories
journalism, reporting, writing , media publications, gestures, mental traffic, sexual conversation, business, commerce , administration, transaction s, announcements, siblings and cousins, teamwork, small-groups and ensemble collaboration, hand-craft , tools, normal scripted daily talk
Ambitious Rahu-3 wants to get ahead via commercial business and communications media.
Media may include newspaper, magazine, book, radio, television, telephone, satellite, broadcast, announcements, reports, documentation, conference presentations, internet media, texting, illustration, instruction, explanation, description, commentary, film, print, musical lyrics, Morse Code, smoke signals.
Rahu can find expedient use for any messaging device particularly new-and-exciting "news ".
Expedient delivery style designed to get attention and gain privilege; generally unconcerned with fairness or facts [although factual reporting may be necessary if Rahu's ruler is Shani or Shani-drishti upon Rahu] .
self-elevating desire to be recognized and privileged as a writer or messenger who delivers important instructions and announcements.
May be an irregular, disruptive taboo-breaker in matters of communication, messages. reports and signaling.
Often journalistically evangelical. Irregular, illicit, outsider messages. Successful writing, announcing, reporting on exotic, disruptive, or controversial topics.
Extremely strong mental instincts toward self-elevation through passionate pursuit of the goal, embracing adventure and risk.
Rahu-Parthya Announcements about Animosity, Penury, Disease, and War
Rahu well-supported in 2nd-from-2nd may produce a notable singer, albeit Rahu's style is often exaggerated or unconventional
Rahu in bhava-3 = craves a privileged, priority access to another person's mental narrative and communications - striving to be always on their mind.
Elevation through publication
Uses the sibling group and work team as a platform from which to launch the Great Leap, but does not remain consistent with the message of the ensemble. Passion to become a better, higher, different variety of communicator.
A great desire to be recognized as a twin-soul, although one has not yet earned the mirroring fluency.
Via Rahu's characteristic over-promotion, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 often gets into illicit publications, misguided teamwork, or inappropriate conversations that are "over their head".
Desire to Deliver a Message
Leapfrogs over the conventional path to privilege via one's writings or self-owned commercial business, especially using skills of Conversation, Planning and Announcements
Desire to penetrate and upset the conventional integrity of daily Business-as-usual commerce
Disruption of scripted Communication Patterns = interrupts scripted thoughts, creates irregular [Rahu] channels of communication
Hunger to Possess the Thoughts of others through special psychic-communication entitlements
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 may use surreptitious or unconventional methods to obtain credibility in taboo topics of conversation and discursive interactive mental process
In bhava-3, Pūrvāṣāḍhā-Rahu benefits the ladies.
Tends to confer an exciting yet inspirational influence upon those who collaborate and cooperate with Manager-Rahu in a team setting.
Rahu sees an opportunity to gain social mobility via inspirational messaging, financial skills, gracious relationships, and artful design. Even while publications or product manufacturing may crash some boundaries or be a bit rough-and-tumble, Rahu-3 remains diplomatic and equity-seeking when in a nakshatra of Shukra.
Will converse about what you * really * want to know!
One can leapfrog to higher message -broadcasting status in media publications realms
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 may appropriate the writings, thoughts, plans, schedules, calendars, itineraries, commercial business and administrative behaviors of another [channeled writings]
Karaka for channeling desirable, charismatic ideas in publications and announcement via writing, broadcast communications, and media production such as books, magazines, advertising posters, internet, radio, television, films, and music recordings etc
small groups = conferences = " cells " composed of exotic, convention-challenging persons may carry out the message and the agenda via publications and correspondence of the philosophically like-minded
Rahu the Rakshasa feeds upon chaotic and manipulative circumstances within the sibling group, within the work-ensemble, within the internal mental narrative, and in the world of public communications.
Rahu the Intruder disrupts the customary habits of conversation, upsets the schedule of writing and publications, and makes one privy to exotic and possibly dangerous messages.
Rahu wishes to feel specially chosen for a privileged role: permission to participate in elite small-group discussions and to issue communicative messages via words, gestures, and imagery.
Elite small-group discussions and privileged planners
Rahu provides an extreme desire to possess the power to communicate, publish, and announce. One generates exciting even outrageous information, along with the urge to satisfy that desire at nearly any cost.
Les agents provocateurs represented by Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 = not necessarily an immoral influence. The agent desires to obtain elite team membership by"leapfrog". One wishes to override the conventional proving steps which would normally grant social approval of the narrative, the stories which one tells within the group.
Thus Rahu in 3 disturbs the existing orderly limits regarding
frequent short-term travel, usually for commercial business purposes
publication of culturally un-appropriated information
reporting of the tales of the underclass, impoverished, estranged, or illegitimate persons
writing about or discussing matters of depression and mental disturbance
Vikrama courage [antidote to mass fear]
Rahu the Rogue favors the use of clever deception and His style often involves sneaking into forbidden places under disguise of culturally false pretenses.
Whenever the Vimshottari Dasha calendar shows that it’s time for a Rahu Bhukti, expect the listening, hearing, writing, explaining, collaborative, teamwork, Project Management 3-energy to amplify
As the great taboo-breaker, Rahu evades customary moral boundaries and behavioral consistency in the sibling group;
in the communication processes;
in the self-made treasuries ..
Rahu disrupts the customary methods of mental tasking and group communications.
Disruptive, exciting, sensually hungry drishti to
Peculiarly intense and penetrating yet surreptitious method of communicating with others. May be an excellent writer if vidya-pati-5 and Budha are strong. Strange ideas along with a sideways style of communication.
Rahu goes under the system, around the system, above the system - but Rahu cannot follow Shani's Law.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 Challenges the conventional cultural styles of information management. Disrupts meetings, the information flow of work-group, team, or business department. A rather peculiar person to have in the office.
Fascinated to talk with outcastes, those with alternative lifestyles, foreigners and take short trips to exotic lands.
Can fabricate false stories for instrumental purposes, but is also a great short-story writer. Whether this mental attraction to extremes in storytelling is beneficial will depend on Rahu's ruler .
Too exotic mentally for success in parochial business, but may succeed in international commerce.
Rahu Risk-taking as a response to leadership conflict
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 = 6th-from = bhava-10, might feel compelled toward illicit behaviors by a conflict with the father's family, the government, public reputation, professional dignity, and leadership duties
RAHU-3 and EARS-HEARING
QUOTATION 300 Combinations 1912-1998 Jyotiṣika BV Raman
Three Hundred Combinations #264. Galakarna Yoga
"Definition. - The 3rd house must be occupied by Mandi and Rahu or by Mars in the shashtiamsa of Preta Puriha.
Results. The native suffers from ear troubles.
Remarks. - According to some astrological treatises, the yoga is also caused by the mere presence of malefics in the 3rd house.
But in actual practice, this theory is not borne out.
Rahu's disposition in the 3rd house in a cruel shashtiamsa is a sure indication of some sort of trouble in the ear."
Fascination with skills in business information management, writing and hand-craft craft, and communicative acumen; also craves to keep company of those with self-made treasury 
Astonishing, highly mentalized, uber-communicative activities. Pretentious Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 evangelists have an important message to deliver
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 self-propels into higher privilege and recognition via remarkable hand-craft skills, such as playing musical instruments, writing business documents, and drawing.
May risk irregular behavior in order to obtain the privileges accorded to highly crafty, commercially gifted, and exotically communicative persons
If Shani-yuti-Rahu = attempt to legitimize the risky methods [for example, by marriage or other legitimization of the irregular relationship.]
| Animosity and Conflict via Rahu-resides-3 =
6th-from Vikramasthana = bhava-8 =During Rahu bhukti if rogesha-6 from Rahu is strong, one may be forced into servitude, conflict, sickness, or crime by hidden information, drugs and medicines, servants or slaves, exploitive or hostile secret relationships, and spouse's wealth or in-law's behavior
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
Bhava-3 = communications and cohort
Rahu seeks a snake-hole aperture through which the ambitious Naga King slithers, slides, and springs upward. In bhava-3 that aperture of opportunity is the realm of conversation and communication, on a scale ranging from the very personal to the global indeed galactic.
In the modern day, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 finds a perfect instrument for self-promotion in the electro-magnetic communications device network called"internet".
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 = favorable placement for instrumental use of mental process and all species of narrative conversation, including
Rahu will utilize the group's communicative process as His springboard to success
Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for information, details, reporting
Ketu in bhava-9 * apathy toward theory, philosophy, principles of belief
chalakaraka Rahu in bhava-3 * passion for communication
chidrakaraka Ketu in bhava-9
Restless Dissatisfaction with the local Neighborhood, the Sibling group and the Team
Rahu in 3 provides a source of chronic dissatisfaction with the limitations and constraints of the conversation partners, sibling, team-mates, co-planners, co-operators, and collaborators in this life.
Rahu Mahadasha + Rahu svabhukti = Rahu pratyantardasha
During periods of Rahu, a surreptitious intruder or poseur enters the realm of the narrative mentality and thought-group, corporate department, sibling or team-mate interactions.
Interior narrative = Mental health = compartmentalization
Disruption to the conventional flow of daily thoughts. Invades the boundaries of others' thoughts. The inner personal narrative may be surging with hungry desire for sensual experience. It is particularly difficult for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 to ask directly for satisfaction of these hungers as Rahu programs the mind to believe that one must meet and deal surreptitiously.
The immediate younger sibling may become financially privileged in self-owned business, dealing in taboo or illegal commodities such as flesh, drugs-alcohol, or sexual commerce in a drinking-drug establishment, or socially unapproved alternative lifestyles, or via foreign interests.
Extraordinary writings and media communications, e.g. radio - television - internet.
Desire to Leap to the Top via risky or outrageous messages
Media communications and team-work projects with like-minded Rahu-type"leap up" persons.
Special gift for communicating with Outcast, underclass, downtrodden, disenfranchised, and foreigners .
Highly unusual, barrier-bending, taboo-twisting , or bizarre but often insightful observations.
Nature of the message depends on Rahu's ruler .
Repetitive thought patterns center on taboo matters: passionate and illicit sensuality, desire to know the mind of another, risky considerations, shocking or wild thoughts.
Smoky, oily qualities
in the communications behaviors.
Dakini's Warm Breath : The Feminine Principle in Tibetan Buddhism by Judith Simmer-Brown, page 135
"Examining the understanding of heat in Vajrayana gives insight into tantra's somewhat different embrace of classical Buddhist imagery.
It is the experiential dimension of the intensity of our obscurations, whether emotional, conceptual, or habitual.
Certainly in the foundational stages of the path we must learn not to become engulfed in the flames, to tame the wild mind and emotions, and to train ourselves to open further to experience.
Finally, however, through Vajrayana practice under the guidance of a guru, the burning we experience becomes a great teacher and a great blessing."
"There is no family support, but you obtain a powerful status in society nevertheless.
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu = The Trouble-makers:
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu =
6/12 agency = bhava-8 =
6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu
Recognition as a brilliant communicator and favored team-mate: 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 polarizing catalysis for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 .
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-3 '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-3 's instinctive desire [Rahu] to challenge boundaries and leap-frog over customary stepwise earnings.
The negative consequences of 6th-from angles are pre-incarnationally planned. 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 weak or undignified graha should occupy or own the bhava which is 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu, the negative results can be intensified. Particularly the"personal" graha - Surya, Chandra, Budha - are afflicted when they occupy the adversarial 6th-from-Rahu + 12th-from-Ketu.
Agency of recurring problems, listed by axis of Rahu-Ketu:
Rahu mahadasha 18 years
similar effects during any Rahu bhukti, adapted to the angle between Mahadasha-pati vis-a-vis Rahuaccess to another person's .
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 strives to be recognized in the world of evangelistic and explanatory communications. Hungry desire to be for the entitlements accorded to a twin-soul, although one has not yet earned the authentic mirroring fluency.
Via Rahu's characteristic ambition for recognition, one may become involved in irregular publications, opportunistic approach to teamwork [failure to share the credit] or inappropriate conversations that may expose the fraudulence of unpreparedness when one gets in"over one's head".
Also strong results of Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 should be expected during each of the nine bhukti of Rahu which occur within the 120 year Vimshottari Dasha.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 generates urgent ambition to obtain greater social-material privileges via display of mental narrative, signaling prowess, technical expertise, and small-group communications.
The methods of expedient self-elevation for Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 include"appropriation" of the instruments of bhava-3 such as promotion to higher administrative rank; instructional, explanatory, and descriptive roles; writing and signaling roles; handcraft technique; planning and scheduling; business management; and sibling-figure behavior.
Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3"the manager" poses as a sibling-quality confidant [3 = 8th-from-8th = secrets] . Whatever the content of the narrative process, Rahu wants to exploit the process [not the content] . Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 pursues His claim to fame via handling the flow of Important Information for everyone on the team.
Environments favored by Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 include first and foremost sibling-cousin relationships within the family, then by extension any type of team, small-group, or ensemble. Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 can utilize neighbors, schoolmates, departmental co-workers, farm cooperative, cohort, colleagues, retinue, sports-team, sales-team, church group, or fellow members of a hobby group or professional association who are working on a shared project.
Although Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 has not yet * earned* the higher entitlements which are normally accorded to siblings and cousins, writers, skills-trainers, reporters, and makers of announcements, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 is motivated by a hungry desire to grasp these entitlements in a"fast-track" fashion. His ambition is boundless.
during Vimshottari periods of Rahu, Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3's upward trajectory may involve fraudulent or irregular communications, especially of a confidential or barrier-bending, taboo-twisting nature, which put the native in a situation that is "over one's head".
Presuming absence of oppressive drishti, Bhava-3 is generally a favorable location for Rahu the Poseur. Professor Rahu teaching in classroom-3 is often a mark of successful journalists, writers, and communications media figures. Final results depend on the ruler of Rahu's rashi.
Opulent Meetings * Rahu-style setting for Conversation and Cohort
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