Rahu Retrograde

According to astrology, amongst the 9 planets in the solar system, Rahu & Ketu are known as the shadow planets which are present in both axes of the Earth. Unfortunately, Rahu is considered a vengeful planet and also impacts the birth chart of the person, pushing them towards wrongdoings or ill- activities. 
 
It is assumed to give unfavourable results. In context to astrological study, a planet moves in two ways- one is the usual course of moving forward & the other is retrograde motion. In the former one, the movement is in a clockwise direction which means forward, while in the latter it starts moving backwards. 
 
According to the Vedic astrology, out of the nine planets, the Sun and the Moon always move in a fixed format which is forward, they never move in the backward direction. While the usual course of Rahu & Ketu is retrograde motion. 

The effect of planet Rahu in Vedic astrology

According to Vedic astrology, If Saturn, Venus and Mercury are in the ascendant house in the horoscope of a person, then Rahu gives auspicious results because it is a friend of these planets.
 
In contrast, if Sun, Moon, Mars are the lord of the Ascendant house in the horoscope then Rahu gives inauspicious results. However, Rahu in the 3rd house, 6th house and eleventh house gives auspicious results while Rahu in the fourth, eighth and twelfth house gives inauspicious results. 

Benefic effect of Rahu in the horoscope  

In the astrology world, Rahu is considered to give an inauspicious fruit, but it does not give unfavourable results all the time. But in some circumstances, it also gives auspicious results. With its auspicious results, the native enjoys wealth and Raja Yoga. If Rahu is powerful in the horoscope of a person, then it makes the person rude and gives him or her high temperamental intelligence to the person.
 
The native follows his religion due to Rahu being in a good position in the horoscope. With the auspicious effect of Rahu, the person is inclined towards spirituality and the person gets intuitive. Rahu's auspicious status makes the native religious, a believer and also rich with respect.
 
Rahu with auspicious Sun makes Raja Yoga. At the same time, Rahu with auspicious lunar in the horoscope gives the native success in farming. Whereas Rahu with auspicious Mercury gives the native higher education, increase in business.
 
If Rahu is present with Mars in the horoscope, it helps the native get jobs and promotions. With Rahu with the Guru in the horoscope, it leads the person to victory in elections and success in every task. Overall, it can be said that Rahu with auspicious planets in the horoscope of any person gives favourable results and inauspicious results with malefic planets. 


Malefic effect of Rahu horoscope

If Rahu is in a bad position in a person's horoscope, then he or she is likely to indulge in bad habits. The person starts gambling, playing lotteries and consuming alcohol. Due to inauspicious effects, the native may have to face humiliation as well as not achieve success.
Rahu in the malefic state leads to deterioration in behaviour and morality. Due to the inauspicious influence of Rahu, the native may become characterless. If Rahu is afflicted in your horoscope then you might have Pitra Dosh. Due to inauspicious effects, the person may also have some serious mental illness. Rahu is also the reason behind Kalasarpa Yoga in a horoscope with Ketu.
 
The mysterious & the most unpredictable planet!
 
According to the 12 houses mentioned in astrology, the effect of retrograde Rahu is different. 


Influence of retrograde Rahu in 1st to 6th house 

If Rahu is in a retrograde state and sits in the first house of the horoscope, then the person is likely to face problems in family life. Also, it can make the person hostile, mentally impatient and selfish.
 
When Rahu is placed in the 2nd house of the horoscope, the person becomes scared, opts for misleading ways of talking and lying. Makes you a miser. On the other hand, helps the person end his or her feeling of enmity.
 
In the third house of the horoscope if retrograde Rahu resides then it makes the person prudent, sacrificial, scholar, masculine, mighty and a successful businessman.
 
In the fourth house of a horoscope, Rahu can make the native cruel, less eloquent, resentful and troublesome to the mother.
 
If Rahu is in the fifth house in the horoscope of a person, the native is likely to suffer in context to children.
 
If Rahu is sitting in the sixth house, then it gives the native strength, patience, wealth and grants victory over the enemy. 


Influence of retrograde Rahu on 7th to 12th house 

When Rahu sits in the seventh house of the horoscope, it always shows the ups and downs in the life of the native. This makes the native greedy, high chances of problems related to joints (arthritis). There is a high chance that the person gets married more than one time and also makes the person impudent.
 
If Rahu is in the eighth house, then the person is likely to face a life-threatening accident. On the other hand, Rahu makes the native hard-working, intelligent and also a workaholic.
 
If in the retrograde state Rahu moves in the 9th house of the horoscope, it negatively affects the religious beliefs of the native. Unfortunately, Rahu is virtuous, hard-working, but dark in luck.
 
Rahu's presence in the tenth house during its retrograde motion, leads the native to great heights in life, but might not enjoy family happiness. At the same time, it can grant the person the leverage to enjoy luxury.
 
Retrograde Rahu in the eleventh house of the horoscope is likely to grant auspicious results to the person. It can also give accidental benefits to the native.
 
Rahu when retrogrades and moves in the twelfth house, it leads the native to become mischievous and defensive. At the same time, it can also make the person mentally ill, lack intelligence. Unfortunately, it can also push some to associate with the bad company of people.


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