Rahu in Anuradha Nakshatra

Written By Addittya Tamhankar

Anuradha is the place where Saturn brings transformations. And transformations happen only when there is a certain shock, certain upheavals. Anuradha Nakshatra therefore falls exactly in the 8th house of Scorpio where the native goes through all kind of shock treatments until he or she is totally transformed! In Pushya – Saturn is focused on bringing reforms. In Anuradha – Saturn is focused on bringing total transformation.

In Pushya Saturn is religious but not spiritual. In Anuradha – Saturn is spiritual and not religious. Always remember – religion can reform your life – but it cannot transform you. It is only through spirituality that you truly transform – and that’s what ANURADHA does – it transforms you totally into a new person – a new man!

Anuradha is all about transformation and transformation is directly connected with spirituality.

Always remember – Spirituality never comes from any religion – spirituality comes from the soul.

In the Kaal Purush Kundali – the 8th house is the spiritual house – it is in the 8th – it is through the 8th house that the transformation happens which ultimately leads you to MOKSHA _ LIBERATION_ ECSTATCY which is seen through the 12th house! So you see – 8th house is therefore the most beautiful house – as long as spiritual transformation is concerned. Osho Rajneesh had almost 4 planets in his 8th house. Whenever there are planets in the 8th house – and the chart is of good quality then the person goes through many transformations which ultimately leads him to great successes in life. Amitabh Bachchan also has major planets in 8th house.

8th house is where the sign Scorpio falls. Anuradha dwells in Scorpio sign. Saturn is also connected with 8th house since the number 8 itself signify Saturn. And so Anuradha is a highly powerful transformative nakshatra and when Rahu falls in such a highly sensitive transformative Nakshatra then you can imagine – how mind-blowing and challenging life is going to be! A life of challenges is good than a life with absolutely no challenges. It is necessary to remember that challenges are not send by God to destroy you but to strengthen you.

Rahu in Anuradha natives loves challenges. The more you challenge these natives the more they are excited. As mentioned these natives are highly extremist and they can go to any extent to bring transformation for the larger interest of the society. Reminds me of Henry VIII. Henry VIII was the King of England from 22 April 1509 until his death in 1547. During those time the Church of England used to influence the monarchy. Henry VIII was against this meddling of the Church in the administrative decisions. And so he removed the Pope and the authority of Church and he appointed himself as the Supreme Head of the Church of England and dissolved all convents and monasteries. Now imagine how much courage and spirit one may need to bring this great transformation – and challenging the power of the Church and the Pope during those times was not an easy thing to do – but Rahu in Anuradha loves all kind of challenges and they successfully bring the change they desire! Henry VIII – the King of England had Rahu in Anuradha Nakshatra.

Henry VIII is often described by historians and scholars as “one of the most charismatic rulers to sit on the English throne” and his reign has been described as the “most important” in English history.

Something new, something strange always happens with native having Rahu in Anuradha Nakshatra. Now look at Henry VIII – he married six times!

Anuradha is ruled by Saturn. Interestingly Saturn rules all three Nakshtras – namely: Pushya, Anuradha and Uttara Bhadrapada and they all belong to watery signs – namely: Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces!

All three watery signs that I just mentioned – Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces are highly emotional signs – and look at the facts – SATURN just loves all of these three signs – else how come all the three nakshatras would fall in these 3 emotional signs?

And so today I want to debunk the misconception that SATURN knows NO emotions. That is a total myth. Saturn loves emotions – that is why Saturn bless those who serve the POOR – the NEEDY! Only an emotional person will serve the poor – one who has heart that beats with compassion and love!

And so my friends – I tell you – that SATURN is EMOTIONAL but HE is not an EMOTIONAL FOOL – SATURN is EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENT. Emotional intelligence is the essence of Lord Saturn.

Emotional intelligence is the triumph of heart over the head. To be emotionally intelligent means to understand the powerful emotions of yours and others and to handle it properly.

You will perform well as CEO, COO or you will become CEO or COO only when you show emotional intelligence.

Lord SATURN loves emotional intelligence – a person having a strong Saturn placement always attains emotional intelligence and that makes him the future CEO or COO of a company or a successful political leader.

Rahu in watery sign of Scorpio and that too in the very center of the 8th house – makes the native very emotionally vulnerable and many times the native ends up making decisions based on emotions. Now if the native is an emotional fool then he will make wrong decisions and if the native is emotionally intelligent person then he will make right decisions. So emotions is NOT bad – but how purified and balanced emotions are – is what matters in making you a HERO or a ZERO.

Rahu in Anuradha natives takes great interest in spirituality. Depending on the quality of the horoscope – based on how evolved the soul is – the native either gets inclined towards occultism or spirituality.

Occultism and spirituality are two ends – occultism deals with the world of magic – whereas spirituality deals with the world of miracles. And it is necessary to remember that magic is man made whereas miracle is God made!

And so Rahu in Anuradha can either become a Mahavira or a typical black magician. It all depends on the level and quality of the soul whose horoscope is on the table.

GOING TO EXTREMES is the quality of Rahu in Anuradha native. These people either are standing first in the queue or last in the queue.

All watery signs being too emotional – generally are NOT WILLING to LET GO. And Saturn’s Anuradha and Rahu’s combination makes the person too clinging by nature – and this nature of clinging – this nature of not forgiving – this nature of not letting go eventually brings more miseries in their life.

Rahu in Anuradha natives should take efforts to move towards detachment. The whole mathematics of life is simple – more attachment equals to more miseries. And more detachment equals to more happiness.

The most common complaint of Rahu in Anuradha natives is they feel very unfortunate because whatsoever they do goes wrong. And they try not to do wrong again, but that’s not going to help because the center has to be changed. Their minds function in a wrong way. They may think that they are doing good, but they will do bad. With all their good wishes, they cannot help; they are helpless.

There was a young man. He must be a Rahu in Anuradha native – because no matter whatsoever he does – he would end up doing wrong! The problem is always with the center – if the center remains ignorant then whatsoever you do – it goes wrong!

And so one day this young man visited a great Sufi Saint. The young man continued to visit the same saint for many many days but the saint was a silent one; he will not speak anything. Then one day the young man had to say, he had to ask, “I have been coming again and again, waiting that you will say something, and you have not said anything. And unless you say, I cannot understand, so just give me a message for my life, a direction so that I can move in that direction.”

So that Sufi sage said, “NEKI KAR KUYEN MAY DAL: Do good and throw it in the well.” It is one of the oldest Sufi sayings: “Do good and throw it in the well.” It means do good and forget it immediately; don’t carry that “I have done good.”

So next day the young man helped one old woman to cross the road, and then he pushed her into the well.

“NEKI KAR KUYEN MAY DAL: DO good and throw it in the well.”

If your wrong center is functioning, whatsoever you do – will go wrong. So the first lesson for all natives having Rahu in Anuradha is to focus inwards and to realize that there is something wrong within you – it is only when you accept this fact that you can actually start improvising your SELF and once you start working on your SELF – then this Rahu in Anuradha will take you to heights of success.

Rahu in Anuradha in simple words is a high voltage power unit – if it is put to use for a GOOD CAUSE – then he will manifest into a beautiful helpful human being and – if it is put to use for a BAD CAUSE – the he will turn out to be the most dangerous person on this planet. There is no middle ground for Rahu Anuradha natives – you are either TOO GOOD or you are TOO BAD.

Because Scorpio is a sign that had much depth of understanding – this Rahu in Anuradha at some stage invokes the native to find the PURPOSE of his or her life. And if the native is an evolved soul, if he is on the spiritual path then sooner or later they realize that DOING FOR OTHERS is what adds value to their life – DOING FOR OTHERS is what brings certain meaning to their life.

Incidentally – Angelina Jolie also has Rahu in Anuradha Nakshatra. The best word to describe Angelina Jolie is “charitable”. As the beautiful mother of 6 children (three of them adopted), she is highly involved in a number of humanitarian projects around the globe. Life purpose is what these natives need to add certain meaning to their life. And so generally an evolved soul having Rahu in Anuradha lives a life that is of USE TO OTHERS.

Pushya Rahu is all about reforms and reorganization of the system however Anuradha Rahu is all about transformations and that includes physical transformation as well! It is necessary to remember that you cannot have a physical transformation until you have a spiritual transformation! Anuradha Rahu is all about spiritual transformation – and such a placement proves beneficial only to a soul that is inclined towards spirituality.

Rahu Anuradha is specifically good for the following Ascendants:

  1. Virgo Ascendant
  2. Gemini Ascendant
  3. Capricorn Ascendant
  4. Aquarius Ascendant

Such a Rahu proves more beneficial if Mercury, Saturn is well placed and well aspected in the birth chart.

The sacred tree for Anuradha Nakshatra is the Spanish cherry tree. In India the name of this tree is “Bakula” or “Bakhul”. It is also called “Bullet-wood tree” in the US. If you are born with Moon in Anuradha Nakshatra or Rahu in Anuradha Nakshatra then you should plant this tree in your garden and nurture it with love. The more you nurture this wonderful tree the more you will receive blessings from Anuradha – the highly transformative Nakshatra!

Always remember transformation happens only through a certain disruption. Disruption causes many changes and disruption requires FORCE of POWER to transform the system in its totality.

Anuradha is all about disruptive powers, disruptive leadership, disruptive individuals. Sometimes a certain disruption is necessary to clear the path of your life.

Anuradha therefore becomes a great asset for an evolved soul. Transformation happens through disruption – and transformation is always sudden in nature.

Enlightenment is also spontaneous. It is accidental – it can happen anytime – suddenly you become enlightened – this suddenness is of the 8th house. Once a learned professor from the US was having a good bath in his tub and suddenly he became enlightened. He had been meditating for many years – but you see – at the most strange moment – unexpected moment while taking bath he attained the state of enlightenment – and he came out of his tub – started running towards the hall – because in the hall – the master – Bhagavan Ramana Maharashi was present. And he reached the hall and from far away he asked the Bhagavan “Master – is this THAT?”

And the Bhagavan smiled and said “ Yes – that is THAT.”

The man’s joy knew no bounds – he was speechless, he fell at the feet of the master and tears started flowing from his eyes – those tears were the tears of joy!

Enlightenment is accidental – it is spontaneous – it is sudden by nature however it is not that you don’t do anything for it. That is not the meaning. If you don’t do anything for it, even the accident will not happen. The professor had been meditating for several years – he had been taking the necessary efforts – so efforts are required and so the accident happens only to those who have been doing much for it; but it never happens because of their doing. This is the problem; it never happens because of their doing; it never happens without their doing. That doing is not a cause for it to happen. The doing is just a cause which creates the situation in them so they become accident-prone, that’s all!

So don’t stop doing things. Don’t stop taking the efforts – you need to get ready for it, ready for the accident, ready for the unknown – ready, waiting, receptive. Otherwise the accident may come and may pass you. You may be asleep. The unknown may knock on your door and you will be fast asleep – you will miss – you will simply miss.

8th house Anuradha and the connection of Anuradha with Rahu does create a possibility of experiencing the sudden transformation, the accidental enlightenment – it is possible but only for those evolved souls who are taking efforts – who have been doing much for it.

Anuradha – because of its connection with the sign Scorpio, 8th house – does bring sudden changes – the surprise element is always present in Anuradha and Rahu simply fires up this suddenness of Anuradha which ultimately takes the native through many tragedies, and accidents that eventually helps the native to evolve as a much matured person.

8th house is very significant if you truly want to experience spiritual transformation. Moon in 8th house, Sun in 8th house, Jupiter in 8th house or Rahu or Mars in 8th house is therefore significant in the overall spiritual progress of the native. However any planet in the 8th house is bound to make you go through certain pain – certain suffering – because without the pain, without the suffering, without the losses – you will NOT WAKE UP and so this pain that 8th house lord or 8th house planet brings is not to hurt you but to AWAKEN YOU and help you realize the true essence of human life and the beyond.

Suffering is necessary as long as you remain ‘asleep’ – the moment you are awakened – then suffering ceases to exist – then you no more suffer – you overcome all your sufferings!

Always remember – GOD TESTS THOSE WHOM HE LOVES THE MOST. And so if you are going through sufferings and while going through sufferings if you stay positive – if you stay faithful then it is a sign that GOD LOVES YOU THE MOST.

Always remember – a GEM cannot be polished without friction – similarly a man cannot be perfected without trials!

Anuradha is therefore a very significant NAKSHATRA. Yes – it brings trials – it brings sudden happenings – it brings certain sufferings but all of these is necessary for a man to mature – to evolve – to rise and experience the higher altitudes of life!

Shallow people are afraid of Scorpio Sign. Shallow people are afraid of Anuradha Nakshatra – but I LOVE ANURADHA – because transformation is not possible without the trials of life.

A good character is developed only through experience of trials and suffering. It is very significant to note that all EVOLVED souls have been through great sufferings and trials in life – then be it Jesus, Buddha, Mahavira, Muhammed or Saint Valmiki!

God always tests evolved souls – just the way master always tests his best disciples!

Anuradha rules the breasts, stomach, womb and bowels. And so Rahu in Anuradha can create health problems related to stomach, and if the native is a woman – then diseases related with breast, bowels and womb (i.e. uterus).

The deity of Anuradha Nakshatra is Mitra-Varuna.

Agasthya and Vasishtha are sons of Mitra Varun. It happened so that Mitra (Sun God) and Varuna (Rain God) happened to see the the most beautiful fairy (apsara) Urvashi. And looking at her – they could not resist the fall of their combined semen from which the great sage Agasthya and Sage Vasishtha were born. Mitra (Sun God) and Varuna (Rain God) – both rule Anuradha Nakshtra – one who worships Mitra Varun – is blessed with abudnance of prosperity and peace in life. I prostrate before the Sun God and Rain God – Mitra Varun.

Mitra and Varuna are two deities (devas) frequently referred to in the ancient Indian scripture of the Rigveda. They are both considered Ādityas, or deities connected with the Sun; and they are protectors of the righteous order which regulates and coordinates the operation of the universe and everything within it. They are responsible for the proper functioning of the natural, moral and sacrificial orders.

Sun and Rain – Hot and Cold – High and Low – this is how life of a Rahu in Anuradha Nakshtra native is – High and Low – Ups and Downs – and because of this high and low phases of life – these native always continue to evolve – to mature – in true sense they remain ALIVE.

Anuradha is a highly volatile nakshatra – and Rahu’s presence in Anuradha simply exaggerates this volatility – the person is always living on the edge – and that keeps him always on his toes – that keeps him alive – ready to take all kind of challenges that may come his or her way.

Adventure, tragedies, upheavals, sufferings – life becomes too spicy when Rahu falls in Anuradha Nakshatra – however for an evolved soul – all of these trials and sufferings becomes a ‘blessing in disguise’ because through this sufferings – awareness comes to his being – the fire of suffering becomes the light of consciousness in his life.

To attain awareness – to experience the light of consciousness within you – you have to take efforts – you have to “jump” – you have to take the risk!

Reminds me of a beautiful story – there was a young man and he was walking with a old man. It was night time – and the road was very dark – but the old man was carrying a lamp in his hand. And so the young man was able to walk easily – he was enjoying the walk with the old man – everything was clearly visible – the old man was holding the lamp in his hand….

But after a while they came to a crossroad, and the old man who had a lamp had to go his way.

Suddenly there was darkness. Now the young man suffered very much.

He started crying and weeping, saying, ‘Why didn’t I learn how to make a lamp? Why didn’t I ask that man how to light a lamp? My own lamp — even if it were small — would have been better, but I never thought about it. I was thinking that everything was going so well, so what was the need? The path was lit — but now …there is total darkness….”

This is what happens – if you come to a man who has his inner light burning, sometimes suddenly a door opens and your path is lighted and you see all that you could not even believe a second before — it is there! But this is not your lamp, so this will become a memory and will haunt you.

Again and again you will think about how to go back. There is no going back, there is no need to go back. You have to go forward. You have to attain to your own light; and that can be done….Anuradha Rahu is that dark road that can inspire you to lit your own lamp by turning inwards – by starting with meditations – with chanting – because this is the only way that you can lit the lamp of awareness – consciousness within you!

But who wants to listen? Shallow people are just interested in knowing about the circumference – rarely it happens that one in a million starts self-inquiring “WHO AM I?” – and the more he self-inquires the more he starts finding the answers that he seeks – such a man someday becomes a buddha.

Only that man – only that woman can attain LIBERATION – who has been through sufferings and trials of life. Suffering is the sole origin of consciousness. Anuradha Rahu may bring certain sufferings but those sufferings can become blessing in disguise if the native is an evolved soul – if the native is a meditative soul – if the native is taking efforts to rise above the mind by contemplating on His SELF.

My fellows – liberation NEVER happens after DEATH. Liberation or Moksha is experienced while one is very much in human form – ALIVE – breathing in and breathing out. But not everybody can understand this – those who have understood – have started with the greatest journey of their life – the Journey Within.

Love to all my readers. Stay blessed and remember to meditate every day. Chant the holy Ganesha Mantra : “Aum Gan Ganapataye Namaha:” 108 times every day – morning and evening – to attain peace and prosperity in your life and to make your journey with Rahu Anuradha more fulfilling and rewarding.

Ganapati Bappa Morya!

Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.

Addittya Tamhankar

Addittya Tamhankar

Acharya Addittya Tamhankar is a distinguished astrologer and acclaimed author known for his in-depth knowledge and insight into astrology. He has authored over 11 books, including bestsellers on the cosmic entities Rahu and Ketϋ, and his recent works include "Come Back Home - Reconnect to Source Consciousness" and "27 Nakshatras - the Living Legends." Alongside his literary achievements, Acharya Addittya has cultivated a substantial online following, with over 1,000 YouTube videos and a community of more than 40,000 subscribers. His blogs offer enlightening discussions on spirituality and planetary influences, drawing readers and viewers who seek wisdom and deeper understanding of these complex subjects.
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