Thursday, July 26, 2012

Is Rahu really exalted and debilitated? AND why?



Is Rahu really exalted and debilitated? AND why?


Rahu's exaltation and debilitation is a very controversial qn in astrology and there are multiple opinions on it. Actually Rahu is a smokey, hazy planet with no form of its own and generally acquires the personality and mind of the sign it occupies. It rapidly mutates itself and gives results in a kundali as per the sign Lord it is occupying. Thus a Rahu in Leo will be arrogant and showoff while a Rahu of Cancer might be magnanimous in its emotions.

Now where does Rahu feel most comfortable?
Its a materialistic, aspirational planet who never feels satisfied with what it has achieved and is always on the search for MORE, MORE, MORE especially material wealth, fame and authority.
Thus going by its intrinsic nature it feels most COMFORTABLE in EARTHY SIGNS like TAURUS, VIRGO AND CAPRICORN.
*In Taurus its goal of financial security is achieved since thats the guiding principle of this sign. It gets its ideology of acquiring more and more wealth and status symbols just right in TAURUS and thats why most astrologers believe that Taurus is the exaltation sign of Rahu,

*In Virgo it acquires the smartness, the mental acumen to calculate and really devise practical ways to acquire the material wealth that it so hungers for. Virgo is the sign of commerce and calculation and business, something Rahu loves to do and is passionate about.

* In Capricorn it gets the discipline and the sharp focus without any distractions(a Saturn quality) and the strong mindedness to pursue its goals of attaining prosperity and authority.

These are all earthy signs (2,6,10) where the mind and intellect rules and there is detachment from other distractions. 

Rahu feels most UNCOMFORTABLE in watery signs because they instead of giving him clear cut ambition and ruthlessness tend to pull him into a vortex of emotions. EMOTIONS CONFUSE Rahu and he wants to escape the pulls of the heart wherever possible. Thats why Rahu feels POWERLESS IN SCORPIO which is the most profound and deep of the sensitive, watery signs. Scorpio is a sign which questions and questions the motives and wants to get to the core of the matter. Rahu is irritated by all this personal, intimate questioning and wants to be aloof to make his shrewd policies and gain maximum in the minimum time.

Thats the reason why Rahu is "considered" exalted or MOST COMFORTABLE/POWERFUL in Taurus and most powerless in SCORPIO.

14 comments:

  1. very nice explanation

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  2. How about Rahu in Sagi in 6th house (Upachaya) for Cancer Asc.?

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    1. Hemant, Rahu gives excellent results in 6th hs, that being an upchaya or growth sthan. being in fiery sign also gives it extra momentum but one must guard against being too ambitious or competitive else can prove breed excessive enemies. www.astrorrachita.in

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    2. How about Rahu in 6th house in Scorpio ?

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  3. I was under the impression and I’ve seen elsewhere that Rahu in Gemini Asc is in an exalted state and it’s an auspicious placement. Please clarify. Thanks. Great blog btw.

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  4. How about Rahu in the 2nd house in Sagittarius conjuct moon for scorpio lagna. I am running rahu dasa at the moment

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  5. How is Rahu Mahadasha for Rahu in 3rd with venus in Makar Rashi?

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  6. My rahu is set in cancer but in 8th house through out my life i have never experienced any bad effects of Rahu. In fact whenever rahu has arrived in smaller dasha's have given me sudden income as well as travel. What is your take on it. My rahu mahadasha starts in 5 days

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    1. see where your Moon is placed. A strong and un-afflicted Moon will give rahu a favorable disposition. If jupiter aspects Rahu and if rahu remains un-afflicted by any other malefic influence then your Rahu becomes very strong to do good. The good placement of asterism lord of rahu and rahu's placement in navamansh should also be looked upon.

      However here rahu may cause problem in marital life or may give an unworthy wife.... obviously depending on other factors in your horoscope

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  7. I have rahu placed in scorpio , is that why i feel like a scorpio all the time?

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  8. My son has Rahu in 12th house in Sagi(9), so called debilitated sign for Rahu, any profound effects I should be worried for?

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    1. Raise your child well. Don't think much about astrology. If he/she has bad conjunctions also he can do well. Support him. Its his/her life not rahu's/ketu's

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  9. My son has Rahu in 12th house in Sagi(9), so called debilitated sign for Rahu, any profound effects I should be worried for?

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  10. I think rahu and ketu are energetic vortexes of moon and sun ecliptic intersactions..and agents of moon(mind)..they work best in exaltation when the earth is nearest to sun its exaltation of rahu and when earth is farthest from sun ...these points are debiliated rahu..and thus on these points they are suggested by our divine rishis to be rahu and ketu exalted and debiliated...its just my thought..

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