What are the indications of a bad Rahu?


Rahu – is not bad. And Rahu – is not good either. Rahu is just a smoke – and smoke is smoke – you just can’t get away from it!

What is this smoke all about? This smoke (rahu) is your obsession to satisfy your desires – the word is ‘obsession’ .

Obsession simply means you are paying too much attention and energy to something which is not that important.

Out of proportion you have become focused, hypnotized by something. Rahu ‘hypnotizes’ you to such an extent that you can do anything – just to get to the goal – just to get to the point of attraction! Obsession is a kind of hypnosis that you create for yourself. Then everything else disappears in your life and only one thing remains, that becomes your focal point. Your life becomes one-dimensional;that’s obsession.

Life has to be multidimensional – but when RAHU connects with any PLANET – it makes you 1-dimensional. So if you have MARS+RAHU – you will go on thinking only of sex, only of sex twenty-four hours a day. Deep down in their minds it is always lurking. They may be doing something else, but the are thinking of sex. Then it is an obsession – you see – this is how the ‘smoke’ creates an obsession based on the planet it is placed with! There are people who are obsessed with food; they are continuously thinking of food. And it can be a positive obsession or a negative obsession.

Rahu is obsession – there are people who call themseleves CELIBATES – MONKS – BRAHMACHARIS – and yet they are continuosly thinking of sex too – in a negative way! Such people are folks who have Jupiter afflicted by RAHU in some way or the other. So you see – the ‘smoke’ operates – based on the planets that it associates with.

What are planets? Planets are simply the reflection of your qualities – ‘Guna’. When a planet is exalted – you have great qualities related to that planet. When Venus is exalted with all beneficial aspects – you have someone as beautiful – inside-out – person – who is not just beautiful but is truly compassionate towards his or her fellow beings – so when a certain ‘smoke’ accumulates around the planet (qualities) – you see some dark shades to those qualities! RAHU+VENUS = gives a beautiful mask – but behind that mask – there is a great obsession towards romance, art, love relationships – partners, and sex. But MARS+RAHU – is total obsession towards using the ‘energy’ for selfish desires – sex, tantra, black magic etc – here there is simply an obsession towards physicality – no art, no love, no positivism – it is straight way – ‘nailing’ – obsession towards getting things done – without bothering what way is being chosen for the same.

So Rahu simply spoils the game – and a spoiler cannot be good or bad – a spolier *is* a spoiler!

So it is good to see – when RAHU is placed alone in a house – that way the smoke is there – but it is at-least not directly affecting the individuals quality.

Let it be very clear – that RAHU is your own creation. So don’t blame RAHU for spoiling your life – you have come to this world – because of your ‘desires’ (RAHU) and so you have to first learn to accept the fact – that it is not RAHU who is affecting your life – it is not the nuclear bomb that is to be blamed – it is the Man who created this dangerous bomb – is to be blamed! And so when you see your marriage failing – and you are blaming your Rahu placed in 7th house – then you have learnt nothing in this life – the next life you will be in the same place – with the same miseries.

Life repeats itself mindlessly – unless you become mindful, it will go on repeating like a wheel.” – Osho

And that is the greatest tragedy of human life – whenever you have a problem – you visit an astrologer and then the astrologer tells you ‘this is the reason – Rahu is placed in so and so …..’ and then you are satisfied. But no one ever is willing to ASK – WHY RAHU IS THERE – the question ‘WHY’ is never asked – you will ask why I have this or that problem – but you would never ASK further – on WHY a certain planet is in such a position – nobody asks – people are simply happy to find a shallow reason and that is how everybody is happy living a shallow life!

RAHU is shallowness – the ‘smoke’ is just on the outside – it never goes deep – it is not interested to know the root of the cause – as long as you remain ignorant – the smoke is happy, RAHU is IGNORANCE!

KETU is depth – never underestimate a man whose moon is with ketu – if other aspects support then such a man is not only brilliant but a genius – he has a certain depth that a RAHU-ish man can never understand!

A certain *quality* of understanding has to be there – then the truth can be given – KETU has the divine power to bring a certain *understanding* which RAHU doesn’t have. Rahu will go on and on and on – he has the accumulated knowledge of the whole world – but that is all!

“A man may know the whole world, he may have all the knowledge of the world – but if he is not aware of his own self – then he remains an ignorant fool.” – Osho

To ask ‘WHO YOU ARE’ – is the quality of RAHU

To ask – look within – self inquire -’WHO AM I’ is the quality of Shri Ketu!

Rahu traps you. Ketu liberates you. Ketu moves you to basic question – the question of your existence – of your ‘self’ –

“Who am I? Not the body, because it is decaying; not the mind, because the brain will decay with the body; not the personality, nor the emotions, for these also will vanish with death.” – Bhagwan Sri Ramana Maharshi

Truth is only to be found in deep silence. Knowledge is noisy. Truth is found only in silence.

Rahu is being obsessed with intellectualism. Ketu is more driven towards intelligence!

Intellectualism is of the mind – and the mind is monkey. The mind is nothing but thoughts that hold no truth – it is only the heart that has the truth – Intelligence is of the heart! And meditation is a journey from MIND towards the HEART – the day your Mind is overcome – you are ‘in’ for the greatest miracle of your life – but RAHU brings many hurdles – your own self-induced desires create many hurdles. The greatest hurdle that blocks you from experiencing the truth, experiencing true love, experiencing the divine – is your ‘DESIRE’ – which is RAHU!

How to overcome the desires (RAHU)?

And the answer is found in the quote of Neem Karoli Baba – one of the greatest divine masters of recent time – whom the much famed CEO of Apple (Steve Jobs) had come to seek Baba’s divine blessings.

And so let us not categorize RAHU – because that would like categorizing desires – desire is desire – good or bad – as long as desires remain – the unending cycle of birth and rebirth and the suffering continues…..it just never ends – it never can – unless a day comes when you stop focusing on the outside world and start focusing inward – and that’s meditation – that’s Shri Ketu!

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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