Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra


Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra can be defined in two words – SOCIAL REFORMER!

Saturn is social by nature. And a person having a strong Saturn generally likes to serve the society in some way or the other! Pushya being a Nakshatra of Saturn – Rahu in Pushya brings a deep desire of serving the society, uplifting the society. The person sooner or later in life is drawn towards social work, social upliftment. Rahu Pushya native loves to SERVE others. The most beautiful example of Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra in the Father of our Nation – Mahatama Gandhi.

Mahatma Gandhi has Rahu in Pushya Nakshtra. And you can now relate that how a simple man who was a lawyer by profession went on to become the greatest social icon that the world had ever known! I humbly prostrate before the Mahatama whose efforts in bringing social upliftment – his fight against untouchability, his fight against age old customs and traditions, his fight against discrimination eventually brought a great change in the perspective of common man of India.

It is said that the Political Guru or Advisor of Mahatama Gandhi was Gopalkrishna Gokhale. In 1912, Gokhale visited South Africa at Mahatama Gandhi’s invitation. Mahatma Gandhi refers to Gopal Krishna Gokhale as his “mentor and guide“. Mahatma Gandhi also recognized Gokhale as an admirable leader and master politician, describing him as pure as crystal, gentle as a lamb, brave as a lion, and noble to a fault and the most perfect man in the political field.

Gokhale was also the role model and mentor of Mohammed Ali Jinnah. Gopal Krishna Gokhale died at a young age of 49. Gokhale was closely associated with Lokmanya Tilak. At the funeral of Gokhale, Lokmanya Tilak said:

“This diamond of India, this jewel of Maharashtra, this prince of workers is taking eternal rest on the funeral ground. Look at him and try to emulate him“.

Gopal Krishna Gokhale was indeed a diamond of India who played a vital role in transforming Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi into Mahatma Gandhi.

Nelson Mandela, Barack Obama and many such great leaders have openly expressed that they have been inspired by the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. And Gopal Krishna Gokhale was the mentor – political Guru of Mahatma Gandhi.

Non-violence, secularism, all inclusiveness and encouraging harmony between all religions is the essence of Gandhism and today India is perceived as Mahatma Gandhi’s country – even on our currency notes we have Mahatma Gandhi’s picture – there was an effort from the Government to add a few more pictures of others freedom fighters on the currency notes but they eventually realized that it will be a mistake to add any other freedom fighters photo on the currency note as the identity of India and its values is reflected by only one person – the father of our nation – Mahatma Gandhi, the greatest social reformer – a perfect result of Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra.

Rahu is a Rebel. Pushya is highly traditional by nature. When Rahu falls in Pushya – the person questions the age old traditions and customs – his intelligence won’t let him stay silent – he questions the logic behind such traditions and if he sees that there is no science but just superstition then he ferociously rebels against such traditions and customs that exploit and add no value to the society as such. One of the greatest initiative taken by Mahatma Gandhi was his fight against untouchability in India.

Rahu Pushya loves the TRUTH. Mahatma Gandhi is well known for his autobiography “My Experiments with Truth”. Probably nobody has written an autobiography with such honesty and simplicity as Mahatma Gandhi has.

“Autobiography is a very strange thing; you are writing about yourself. Either you start bragging or you start being too humble – just another way of bragging. But Mahatma Gandhi is neither of these two things; he is simple, just stating factually, just like a scientist…utterly unconcerned that it is his biography. He say everything one would like to hide from other.” – Osho

Humility, honesty comes naturally to Rahu in Pushya natives. Being a Nakshatra of Saturn – Rahu simply exaggerates the practicality of Saturn while maintaining emotional balance. And this leads one to attaining emotional intelligence.

Rahu in Pushya therefore gives birth to an emotional intelligent leader who knows when to display emotions and when to not.

Mahatma Gandhi’s Rahu in Pushya became extremely beneficial for him. In fact it is from 1919 that he rose to fame – and it is important to note that his Rahu Mahadasha begin from 1919 itself.

So what was so special about Rahu in Mahatma Gandhi’s horoscope?

The answer is simple. Gandhi’s horoscope is of Libra Ascendant. Saturn is Yogakarak for Libra Ascendant. And so since Saturn is beneficial for Libra Ascendant – Rahu in Saturn’s Pushya Nakshatra proved immensely beneficial for Mahatma Gandhi. Secondly Saturn falls in his Libra Ascendant – that is the actual house position of Saturn in Mahatma Gandhi’s horoscope. And so when Rahu is in Yogakaraka planet’s Nakshatra then such a Rahu gives good result during its Mahadasha.

The most striking factor of Pushya Nakshatra is its quest for spiritual knowledge. And when Rahu falls in Pushya then the native becomes very obsessed in seeking spiritual knowledge. Mahatma Gandhi was very obsessed with seeking spiritual knowledge. During those times he would meet many spiritual masters – one of them that I remember is the great master Paramhansa Yogananda. In his book “Autobiography of a Yogi” – Yogananda mentions about his meeting with Mahatma Gandhi.

In this unique rare picture you can see Paramhansa Yogananda having lunch with Mahatma Gandhi. Paramhansa Yogananda is reading a note written by Mahatma Gandhi as on that day Mahatman Gandhi was having his day of silence – Maun Vrat.

Mahatma Gandhi had many such meeting with other spiritual masters. As mentioned Rahu in Pushya drives the native towards seeking as much spiritual knowledge as he can.

The another famous Prime Minister of England that I remember is Margaret Thatcher. Margaret Thatcher has Rahu in Pushya. Margaret Thatcher was the longest-serving British prime minister of the 20th century and the first woman to hold that office. A Soviet journalist dubbed her the “Iron Lady”, a nickname that became associated with her uncompromising politics and leadership style. As prime minister, she implemented policies that became known as Thatcherism. Margaret Thatcher was the Prime Minister of England from 1975 to 1990. Changing the system, reorganizing the structure is what Rahu in Pushya loves to do. Thatcher was instrumental in the privatization of state owned companies and reducing the power and influence of trade unions. Although she was able to be in power for 15 years still she had to face a lot of criticism but she never gave up – she was indeed the ‘Iron lady’ of England.

Some connection with Power or Royal class people comes naturally to Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra. Authority is what Saturn represents. And so Rahu in Pushya loves Authority and Authority comes naturally to members of Royal Family. Reminds me of Meghan Markle. Meghan Markle has Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra. She got married to Prince Harry. And now she has become the Duchess of Sussex.

Rahu in Pushya is a perfect placement that enables the native to attain higher positions in life. However you also need the necessary support of other planets and aspects in your chart.

The sacred tree that comes under Pushya Nakshatra is the highly spiritual tree – the Peepal tree.

In Bhagavad Gita – Lord Krishna mentions that in all the trees on this planet – I AM THE PEEPAL.


For Pushy – Peepal tree is the most beneficial tree. If you are born with Moon in Pushya Nakshatra or Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra then you must worship Peepal Tree every Saturday. Pushya is ruled by Saturn and Saturday is the day of Peepal Tree – see how it all connects so beautifully!

How to worship Peepal tree?

Its simple. Because God is simple. All you have to do is to take walk seven times around the Peepal tree – offer water from a copper vassal, lit a lamp (diya) using sesame oil beneath the Peepal tree and offer some sweets and haldi kumkum – that’s all. If you do this every Saturday then you will start experiencing a great positive change in your life.

But who wants to listen?

People want some fancy remedies. They forget the fact that real solution is simple, very simple.

Pushya Rahu brings a certain illusion that “I am the doer” – “I am going toe change the system” – “I am going to fight against the corrupt leaders” – the idea is good, the intention is also good BUT this doer ship leads to an egocentric person which ultimately proves fatal for the native. That’s what happened with the Mahatma. His too much dictating on India Pakistan and his insistence of giving a huge amount of money to Pakistan eventually lead to his untimely unfortunate death. Too much of “ME” and “MY” is not good for one’s spiritual progress.

Reminds me of a story – A person boarded a train and took his seat, but the luggage that he carried with him remained on his head. His fellow travelers were surprised and asked him why he was still keeping the luggage on his head. The man said he did not want to add to the burden of the train which was already over-loaded.

The fellow travelers were amused, and one of them said to him, “You seem to be a crazy person. Even if you carry the load on your head it is going to be a load on the train. Why carry an unnecessary burden on your head? Isn’t it stupid?”

The man burst into laughter and said, “I had thought you were householders, but you all seem to be sannyasins.” This man was a real sannyasin. He said,

“I carry the bag on my head in order to conform to the ways of the world. I wonder why you laugh at me? I see all of you carrying the burden of the world on your heads, although you know that like this train it is God who bears all our burdens. I just wanted to conform to your ways.”

And then the man not only put the bag down on the train, but seated himself on it saying, “This is the right way a sannyasin should sit. He is not a doer; everything just happens.”

“One who understands the beauty of non-action enters the state of inaction which is acting without ego. As we are, we are all doers, and all our doings are egocentric.” – Osho

And so the message to natives having Rahu in Pushya is – try to understand the beauty of non-doer ship.

Rahu in Pushya is good for administrative work, it is good for governance, it is good for social work, it is good for social upliftment however while doing all these good work for the society – the sense of “I” am doing everything should not build up – instead “I” am just a tool of GOD and the doer is GOD is what the native should imbibe within his or her being.

And this sense that “I AM NOT THE DOER” – comes when you SURRENDER yourself to GOD.

Reminds me of a beautiful story – it happened once a great King had come to know that Buddha is arriving in his capital. And so he was very excited, the whole capital city gathered to welcome Buddha. The King himself was present to receive the Master. Buddha arrived at the Palace. The king gave a golden throne to Buddha to sit. Buddha sat on the throne – the real Emperor was now seated on the throne. The King was deeply moved by this rare moment. He decided to offer Buddha – the most precious gift – he had one beautiful golden ornament, priceless, with many jewels in it. It was the most precious ornament that he had — a rare piece of art. He stepped ahead to present it to Buddha just to show his devotion. He came near. In his left-hand was that priceless jeweled ornament; he was going to present it. Buddha looked at it and said “Drop it.”

He was disturbed. He never expected this. He was
shocked. But because Buddha was saying “Drop it”, he dropped it.

In his other hand, in his right hand, he had brought a beautiful rose. He thought that Buddha might not like stones. He might just think that this was a childish thing that he had brought. But it was good to have an alternative, so he brought a beautiful rose. A rose is not so gross, not so material. It has a spirituality, something of the unknown is there. And
Buddha might like it because he says life is flux, and the flower is in the morning and in the evening it is no more. It is the most flux-like thing in the world. So he put his other hand in front of Buddha and he wanted to present the flower.

Buddha again said, “Drop it!”

Then he felt very disturbed. Now he had nothing to present. But when Buddha again said to drop it, he dropped it. Then suddenly he became aware of the “I.” He thought, “Why am I presenting things when I can present myself?” When he became aware, with both his hands empty he presented himself.

But Buddha again said, “Drop it!”

Now he had nothing to drop — just empty hands — and Buddha said, “Drop it!”

Mahakashyapa, Sariputta, Ananda and Buddha’s other disciples were there, and they started laughing. The King became aware that even to say that “I present myself to you” is egoistic. Even to say, “Now I am here and I surrender to you,” is not surrender.

So he himself fell down. In deep humility – he bowed before Buddha.

Buddha smiled and said, “You understand well.”

Surrender should be seen through your ACTION – just saying “I” surrender to you is not enough. The master should see you actually surrendering – through your actions and not just words.

And so that is the message to all my fellows having Rahu in Pushya – you all are good but you all will become great only when you start living your life in total surrender – in total LET GO.

Love to all men and women having Rahu in Pushya – you keep doing the good work but ensure that your actions are not ego centric – that you come out of the trap of “I am doing” – that you stop taking credit and start giving the whole credit to GOD while you remain HIS servant – God’s servant.

Always remember – a faithful servant of God never retires. He can retire from his career, but he will never retire from serving God.

And to serve God – is by helping those who deserve your. So help those who deserve your help but without having the ego feeding thought that “I am doing”. When you STOP being the doer – only then GOD comes to your life – only then HE takes you in HIS arms.

The deity of Pushya Nakshatra is Brihaspati who is the ANSH – the essence of Lord Vishnu. So reciting “Aum Vishnave Namaha” 108 times using a sphatik japa mala every morning and evening for minimum 20 minutes can help you attain more positive results of Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra.

Love to all my readers – stay blessed and remember – happiness is not readymade – it comes from your own actions. Focus on doing good without feeding your ego – without being the doer and your life will start flowering like a beautiful flower.


Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.

Acharya Addittya Tamhankar

Acharya Addittya Tamhankar

Acharya Addittya Tamhankar is a celebrity Astrologer and internationally acclaimed author of 9 books with two best selling books on Rahu and Ketu. His latest internationally published book is on Retrograde Planets titled “Essence of Retrograde planets”.
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