Chapter 17 – The Rahu

     Rahu is one of the malefic planets. He does not own any zodiac sign. So, Rahu behaves like the sign lord it occupies.

     Rahu  takes approximately 1.5 years to pass one zodiac sign. To complete one whole orbit of the zodiac sign it takes 18 years. It’s a shadow planet. So, he is called Chaya planet in vedic astrology.
 

     Rahu rules/signifies Thief, foreign country and foreigners, manipulation, cheating, gambling  etc. In Uttarakalamritam, Mahakavi Kalidasa mentions below also comes under Rahu.

 
  1. Umbrella  
  2. kingdom 
  3. gathering
  4. fallacious argument
  5. a wounding speech
  6. one belonging to the lowest caste 
  7. a wicked female 
  8. a vehicle bordered on all sides
  9. an i religious man 
  10. gambling 
  11. strong at twilight
  12. intrigue with a wicked female
  13. going to a foreign country (
  14. impurity 
  15. bone
  16. enlargement of spleen 
  17. false¬hood
  18. downward look
  19. perplexity 
  20. an emerald 
  21. facing the Southern quarter
  22. outcaste 
  23. friendship with low people
  24. a bad swelling 
  25. a big forest 
  26. moving in a contrary direction 
  27. mountain
  28. pain 
  29. staying 0utside 
  30. inclined towards South-west 
  31. wind 
  32. phlegm 
  33. sorrow 
  34. serpent 
  35. night wind 
  36. long reptile 
  37. dreams
  38. travel
  39. a Muhurta 
  40. old age 
  41. a vehicle
  42. world of serpents
  43. grandfather 
  44. air 
  45. an acute or sharp pain
  46. sore throat
  47. breathing
  48. great courage 
  49. forest 
  50. fortress  worshipper 
  51. wickedness 
  52. cohabitation with – quadrupeds 
  53. writing of Urdu 
  54. harsh speech
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