Why the planet Rahu as per Vedic astrology is called a Rebel of the Solar System

  • The planet Uranus or Rahu as per Hindu Vedic astrology is called the dragon’s head. AS it is the Rebel of the Solar system.Person with Rahu in Lagna or ascendant or aspecs the Lagna bhava or lagna by moon sign or Lagna generally show a rebel trait in them. They are methodical or at times extremely non-methodical and may show traits of rebellion to the society. Rahu is represented by number 4
  • How Rahu Came into existence as per Hindu mythology?
    In regard to Rahu As the legend goes, several lacs years back- when GOD decided to give eternity to good souls (devas), GOD churned out nectar from the ocean for eternity.
  • The nectar was to be given to all the good souls (devas), but a demon disguised as a good soul drank the nectar, when the nectar was almost in his throat GOD realized the mistake and cut the body into two parts- namely dragon’s head ( Rahu) and other Dragon’s tail(Ketu) or Neptune. As the demon had already drunk the nectar so it became eternal as the other souls- called the dreaded Rahu-kethu axis.
  • How is Kaal sarpa Yoga related to Rahu?
    The much-dreaded kala sarpa Yoga stems out from this rahu –ketu axis and is present when all the planets are on one side of the rahu Ketu axis- this yoga means a continuous failure in all activities and losses all over life.
    The above legend is just used to explain the energies existing in the cosmos- Vedic cosmology is very intricate and accurate and they use examples and stories to explain complex subjects.
  • How are Rahu and Ketu Formed in the zodiac?
    Rahu and Ketu are formed astrologically by the points of intersection of the moon’s orbit with the ecliptic plane( in which rest of the planets including our earth revolves).
    Uranus or Rahu is the rebel, it causes one to take opposite views, it controls the people involved in crime, underworld or mafia – but on the positive side it controls people in politics or hardworking and practical people.
  • What is the Nature or Prakriti of people affected by Rahu?
    Rahu people could be disciplined and cunning as far as politic is concerned- but at the same time very sensitive and one could see a streak of rebellious behavior in them.
    If anyone has a weak Rahu, like Rahu is Scorpio or a strong Rahu, Rahu in Taurus – one could easily observe the negative and positive effects of Rahu. People born on 4th,13th,22nd or 31st of any month are affected by planet Rahu.
  • They are generally highly strong, sensitive – may feel lonely or isolated and easily wounded. Rahu has number 4= 2+2, now 2= Moon = Moon + Moon. Or 4= 2×2 is again 2 moons. So the sensitivity of moon is inculcated in them to a high degree
    They want to change things in public or private life. People with strong Rahu might be indifferent to wealth or might example strange ways to use the wealth accumulated.
  • What do the Classics Say About Rahu

  • Rahu and Ketu are ascending and descending nodes of the moon. That is the planets of the solar system revolve around the sun in a plane in an ellipse shape. As the moon is the satellite of earth, it revolves around the earth in an orbit inclined at around 5.1 degrees with respect to the motion plane of other planets (sun, mars, earth etc.).
  • The average daily motion of Rahu/ Ketu is 3’ units. as per drika grant(astronomical calculations). Where the moon is from 13-15 units.
  • Rahu and Ketu both are treated as malefic grahas/planets. Rahu and Ketu form the planetary army. As Rahu is a close cousin of Sani/Saturn – so its complexion is also dark and smoky with the blue mix. Rahu stays in forests and is horrible. Rahu is windy in nature and is intelligent. Ketu is close to Rahu.
  • Rahu rules the people of the underworld or rebellious people.
  • It might interest you that terrorist and terrorism has a close bearing with Rahu. So when Rahu is weak the chance of terrorists getting caught or killed is much higher. When Osama bin Laden got killed, on May 2, 2011, Rahu was weak in Scorpio.
  • Professions the Rahu people could take ?
    Rahu affected people generally take the opposite view of people or society- so they could either be rebel’s of society, like criminals or become politicians to reform the society or maybe become inventors and scientists as they are not satisfied with the past.

  • How does Rahu aspect or send energy in your Horoscope?:

  • Rahu aspects with maximum energy the houses, 5th, 9th and 7th from the place it is placed in your horoscope.
  • Rahu in Vedic astrology is not a real planet, though in western astrology represents Uranus, so not being real it absorbs energy from the house or signs it occupies. Rahu, in fact, locks the energy of the house it is found in.
    Like say if it is sitting on 9th house- so either the luck could be locked or one could become too disciplined( one of the qualities of rahu) for religion. 9th house = religion

  • How to know if You Are Ruled by Shadow Planet Rahu or not?:

    If you are born on 4,13,22,31. Or Rahu is strong in your chart or Rahu is placed in ascendant or moon sign.

    How to Check How Strong is Rahu in Your Horoscope or kundali ?:

  • If you are disciplined, are practical get good sleep and have gains from people from Arab or African nations- then rahu is strong in your birth chart. Else if it is otherwise then Rahu is weak in your chart.

  • Your health if rueld by Rahu :

  • Rahu acts on the mental plane- so the first thing is mental problems need proper care. Also as it makes a person dissatisfied with present, over work could cause nerve trouble.

  • Your Lucky Colour for rahu :
    Electric Blues or grey.
    Your Lucky Stone : Gomedh or hessonite.

    Your Lucky Rahu Mantra(Amulet):
    Your Lucky Rahu Yantra(Amulet):

    Interesting Facts about Rahu:

  • Rahu has number 4= 2+2, now 2= Moon = Moon + Moon. Or 4= 2×2 is again 2 moons. So sensitivity of moon is inculcated in them to a high degree.
  • More specifically Rahu rules the outcast,
    Rahu represents 8 months
    Rahu is in the Mula division .