Rahu and its Mantra


In astrology, Rahu and Ketu are known as shadow planets. Rahu and Ketu do not have body shapes like other planets. According to legends, after churning of the ocean (Samudra Manthan), with many things, came out Amrita. There was a dispute amongst the Devas and Asuras over its distribution. Lord Vishnu did a trick and managed to the whole of it consumed by Devas. However, one Asura also hid in the queue and consumed little Amrita, knowing it Lord cut him in two pieces, head part called ‘Rahu’ and remaining body part called ‘Ketu’. In horoscopes, they are always opposite to each other.

  •  It is a shadow planet without any shape or size. It is a malefic planet and does not rule any sign or house.
  •  Rahu is friends with Mercury, Saturn, Venus, and the enemy with Sun, Moon, and Mars.
  •  It spends 18 months in a zodiac sign and takes 18 years to complete the zodiac cycle.
  •  Rahu makes you over-ambitious, gives sudden setbacks, un-diagnosed health problems, loss of reputation-finance; it also represents black magic or evil spirits related issues, manipulative and speculative jobs such as gambling, poisons, drugs, and immoral acts.
  •  It causes problems in marital relationships.
  •  Rahu is the favorite planet for politician and diplomats which may give them rise in career.

Rahu Represents Materialism, Eclipse, Shadow, Sudden, Unknown, Transformative, Electricity, Electronic gadgets, Ever-Changing, Changing residence, Never ending desires, Rebellion, Deception, Separation, Foreign culture, Foreign travel, Paternal Grandfather & Maternal Grandmother, Lust, Greed, Obsessions, Hallucinations, Paranoia, Extreme in nature, Extreme in quantity, Magic, Magicians/ politicians/ diplomats, Con artists, Actors/ cinema, Cheating, Addictions, Drugs, Lepers, Diseases hard to diagnose, Diseases that are incurable or terminal, Outcaste people, Imprisonment, Significator of jails, Fuzzy logic, Wrong logic, Weird, Eccentric, Extremely charming or extremely repulsive, Poisons, Chemicals, Chemical Engineering, Computer-related work/ study, Abstract thoughts, Airplanes, Flying, Air element. It is considered like a decapitated head in astrology – ever thirsty but never satisfied.


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