Rahu is the North node of the Moon. Unlike other planets, Rahu does not have a body, which is why, astronomy has not given it any recognition. However, Rahu is considered a planet in astrology due to its influence on human lives.
Rahu is such kind of planet in astrology that is always hungry for this. Regardless of what it has, it will still crave for having more. It desires to get all materialistic things available in the world. Rahu is a planet that creates deception and has materialistic goals. It is associated with fame and the information technology sector.
The planet takes up nearly 18 months to shift its position to another zodiac sign. The period of Mahadasha of Rahu is also 18 of years.
Rahu and Ketu (South node of the Moon) are together known as ‘Chayagrahas’ or shadowy planets. The two are celestial spots on the Zodiac that move and orbit in a predictable pattern. At the same time, in order to make forecasts, one must examine the conditions of the planets Sun and Moon in the horoscope.
Lord Vishnu served nectar to all Gods and poison to all Demons, according to ancient txts. At the time of “Samudra Manthan,” Lord was tricking the demons in this manner. However, one of the demons, Swarbhanu, became aware of the situation and sat in the Gods’ row, obtaining a few drips of nectar or Amrit.
Meanwhile, the Sun and Moon observed the activities and alerted Lord Vishnu, who decapitated the demon. Unfortunately, he had already been immortalised by that time. The demon’s head and torso have been referred to as “Rahu” and “Ketu,” respectively since then.
The hunger of Rahu is quite problematic. When this planet is in someone’s birth chart, it makes them want things more and more. It creates obsession within a human to get more.
Rahu is a malefic planet in astrology because of its origins with demons and because he swallows the Sun, causing Solar Eclipses. Rahu is also known as North Node of the Moon. The ecliptic points Rahu and Ketu are where the plane of the Moon’s orbit intersects the plane of the Sun’s orbit. North Node is the Zodiac point where a planet passes from south to north Latitude. The Ascending Node is on the left, and the Descending Node is on the right.
Rahu is the head of the Dragon in Western Astrology. In western astrology, Caput is another name for Rahu. Rahu is considered benefic by Westerners, whilst Ketu is considered malefic. They do not take these planets into account when analysing a birth chart to make life predictions.
|Deity||Lord Shiva, Kaal Bhairav|
|Lord||10th & 11th House|
|Karkatwa of Planet: Rahu|
|General||Dryness, gas, empty, trouble, death, accidents, mouth, roads, beginning of the road, family circle, Part of the city (Rahu’s placement) in which the native is born, Spirits, fear, photographer, typist, Darkness, secret.|
|Health (body part)||Mouth, testicles, ears|
|Relation||Maternal Grand Parents|
|Places||cave, nest, dilapidated things.|
|Substance||Dried wooden logs, rubber,|
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