Rahu in Vedic Astrology is one of the nine major astronomical bodies (Navagraha). Unlike the other eight, Rahu is a shadow entity, one that causes eclipses and is the king of meteors.
Rahu represents obsessions and desires in human beings. Rahu is considered the head of the Asura that became immortal after drinking nectar during Samudra Manthan, while Ketu is the remaining body. It also indicates the karmic desire of the past and present of the native.
Effects of Rahu in Different Houses
In Hindu astrology, Ketu is considered to be a “shadow planet” and is the descending lunar node. It is believed to have a powerful influence on individuals and is associated with spiritual awakening, liberation, and detachment. It is also said to represent past lives and is often associated with karmic tendencies and unresolved issues.
Here is the prediction of Rahu in 12 houses yet, the accurate prediction can be ascertained only after looking at one’s birth chart as Nakshatra of Rahu should also be analyzed.
Rahu in 1st House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the first house is the room for success. It helps one to get more success in life and fulfill their desires. It helps one to build more courage and be creative as well.
Negative Effect: Rahu on a negative part, Rahu in the first house may lead one to act illegally and immorally to follow their dream. It generates an attitude of being superior towards oneself and dominating others. All in all, it governs all obsessions, desires, illusions, and desperation to an extreme level.
Rahu in 2nd House
Positive Effect: As for the second house Rahu makes the individual financially affluent. Irrespective of their status, somehow they get to experience worldly comfort and luxury in life. They will mostly be surrounded by well-educated and socially privileged people.
Negative Effect: The presence of Rahu, in the second house will make them spend the money unnecessarily on useless things. They might be harsh and impolite in the language. In some extreme cases, the natives may also get into committing crimes.
Rahu in 3rd House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the third house will make one popular. These individuals are agile, positive, and brave. They may be able to learn the art of business and earn good money and good fortune in their life. They will be more active if they acquire a city life.
Negative Effect: At times Rahu, in the third house may cause one to have evil thoughts, illegal cohabitation, secret life, ill health, obstacles, injuries in accidents, worries due to children and financial losses, and inability to lead an independent life. Marriage life can have minor issues and become monotonous.
Rahu in 4th House
Positive Effect: The placement of Rahu in the fourth house provides power, acknowledgment, and reputation. The natives might experience sudden gains in king-like wealth, real estate, power, and business. It also provides intelligence and wisdom. Also, their relationship and marital life will be loyal. The individual will likely have a blissful personal life.
Negative Effect: Rahu in the fourth house acts as a malefic planet accordant to Vedic astrology. It makes individuals desirous and they have an excessive impulsion to get a high position in society and to get this they tend to follow an unjust manner. They might lack sympathy and deep attachment toward others raising anger issues and greedy behavior.
Rahu in 5th House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the 5th house is quite helpful to become a successful actor, politician, or sportsperson cause it helps individuals to be creative in life. Also, it makes the natives expert in speculation.
Negative Effect: When Rahu is negative in the fifth house, it causes dissatisfaction, materialistic tendencies, fears, distorted mental stress, and fantasies.
Rahu in 6th House
Positive Effect: When Rahu gets into the 6th house, they may be very good at Managerial abilities because of which they can resolve conflicts very efficaciously. Usually, they are very generous and also, have a strong desire to serve others, especially those who are facing tough and difficult times in life.
Negative Effect: The malefic effects of Rahu in the sixth house might share an unstable human relationship with many such as domestic helpers, employees and maternal relatives, and even friends, and have issues and challenges in maintaining the relationship.
Rahu in 7th House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the 7th house offers one a blissful life. Their life is filled with tons of emotions of love, affection, fondness, and respect. Also, they have a well-balanced and happy married life. Rahu is expected to bring financial success and profitability in their business endeavors. They will also experience unexpected financial gains throughout their lifetime.
Negative Effect: The bad influence of Rahu in the seventh house fills the life of individuals with grief, painfulness, hardships, and faithlessness. They may have a lot of hardships in life which might create hurdles in their business.
Rahu in 8th House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the 8th house attract wealth in one’s life. They might possess a very high intuition and be good at making the right decision in their life. Also, they possess a high intellectual and are surrounded by well-educated people in their life. They are likely to work on high-risk work such as disaster managers, militaries, firefighters, criminal lawyers, and secret investigators.
Negative Effect: Rahu in the eighth house is likely to give more problems than goodness. It may lead one to suffer from complexities like defamation and serious types of disgrace in life. They may even witness hurly-burly in their married life time and again. They are also likely to get deceived by others frequently.
Rahu in 9th House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the 9th house provides individuals with high knowledge be it spiritual or academic. It can make the natives affluent and have financial gain. It also brings luck and fortune to one’s life.
Negative Effect: Rahu in the ninth house is referred to as a difficult position. This might generate a high obsession to earn immense wealth in life. They are likely to get involved in an illegal act to fulfill their obsession. This placement is bad regarding health problems for the natives’ father and life partner.
Rahu in 10th House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the 10th house led to a learned and adventurous life. One may travel far and wide in a foreign country. They feel more comfortable in the company of foreigners. This excellent business personnel is smart and clever. If they work hard in professional life, they will have a good rank in society and worldly fame.
Negative Effect: The presence of Rahu in the tenth house will have adverse effects. The individual will get professional success but quite late. One may develop a health problem in the head area. They might as well have a worried mind which may lead to weak mental health.
Rahu in 11th House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the 11th house may make one courageous, intellectual, affluent, and almighty. They might get their desires fulfilled without much hard work. Also, they are likely to be lucky which may help them to get what they want in their life.
Negative Effect: The negative impact of Rahu in the eleventh house may make one dishonest, arrogant, egocentric, and witty. They may cross any limits to get their desires fulfilled. Also, they tend to be very lazy at the same time. They might also show manipulative behavior at work or at home time and again.
Rahu in 12th House
Positive Effect: Rahu in the 12th house encourages an individual to use wasteful expenses on charity and social work. It might also bring “name and fame” into one’s life. They tend to be really sympathetic towards people and always stay on the front line to help people.
Negative Effect: On the negative side, Rahu in the twelfth house can make an individual bear the financial penalty, fine, and loss of money or assets.
The nodes of the Moon, Rahu (north node), and Ketu (south node), are considered to be powerful points in an individual’s horoscope. Rahu is said to represent material desires, ambition, and worldly success, while Ketu is associated with spiritual growth, detachment, and liberation.