Rahu is a shadow planet (Chaya Graha) and is one of the nine planets. Rahu is the North Lunar Node and is associated with materialism and worldly desires.
Rahu is an indicator of fame, avarice, wealth, manipulation, and obsession. If Rahu sits in an inauspicious place in a birth chart, it can negatively affect the native. But Rahu can also give good results if placed in an auspicious position in the birth chart or Natal Chart Calculator. It bestows intelligence, wealth, honor, and fame on the native.
Rahu Kalam is a specific period that occurs daily for one and a half hours between sunrise and sunset. It is considered inauspicious to initiate anything new or auspicious – ritual, job, venture, or event, during this period.
What is Mahadasha?
Mahadasha is a specific time stretch in an individual’s lifespan, ruled by a specific planet. This time -period is called the VimshottariMahadasha of that planet.
The planets are placed in a particular sequence for their Mahadashas. This Dasha system is based on Nakshatras. The initiation of specific Mahadasha at the birth of a native depends on the planet ruling the birth star (Janma Nakshatra).
Each Nakshatra (Star) is ruled by a Lord (Planet). The first Dasha (period) is determined by the Nakshatra (star) in which the Moon is placed at the time of birth. The period of the first Dasha is determined by how far the Moon has moved in that Janma Nakshatra (birth star) it was placed in, at the time of the native’s birth.
What is Rahu Mahadasha?
Rahu is a shadow planetand can impact a person’s life adversely and positively, depending upon its placement in the birth chart.
Rahu Mahadasha lasts for 18 years. It is one of the longest Mahadashas in a native’s life. During this period, a native can have mental conflicts in personal and professional life, distress, anxiety, ailments, separation, loss of wealth, misguided acts, depressive tendencies, rage, and struggle.
Rahu bestows abundance and can be an illusionist. The native can be blinded by worldly pleasures and deviate from spirituality. An individual during this period can be easily influenced by negative people and lose a sense of values and get addicted to materialism. It can drain a native’s energy.
Effects of Rahu Mahadasha
Rahu Mahadasha can impact a native adversely. It can cause huge financial losses so that the native may be put to many struggles.
There may be health issues, including respiratory ailments, weakness, and chronic diseases. There may be family conflicts and mental pressure. Many obstacles and hurdles may lie in the path of the native. Conflicts with others may arise. There may be separation from family members.
Conversely, if Rahu is well-placed with friendly planets, it can be a favorable period for the native. The native can acquire property, vehicle, and be blessed with a life-partner and children. The native will be bestowed with an abundance of wealth, comforts, and other positives. It is believed that if Rahu is placed in the second, third, fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth House in Venus or the Sun sign, it can be extremely beneficial to the native.
Remedies for Rahu Mahadasha
Some remedies can reduce and nullify the negative impact of Rahu during this period.
• One can offer worship and chant the Goddess Durga Mantra to appease Rahu.
• One can observe fasting on Saturdays.
• Meditate during the Rahu Kalam every day.
• Remembering and respecting one’s ancestors can placate Rahu.
• Feeding fishes is an effective remedy to appease Rahu.
• Respect the Guru in your life. Guru is representative of Jupiter, the ruler of Rahu, and the only planet that can control Rahu.
• Remove negative thoughts of Rahu from the mind.
• Wear clothes in the shade of blue.
• Feed dogs to reduce the negative impact of Rahu.
• Donate Urad dal and black Sesame seeds to the needy.
What Happens When Rahu Mahadasha Ends?
The outcome in the aftermath of the Rahu Mahadasha can be positive or negative. If Rahu has had a malefic impact in the birth chart of a native during this period, it can bring relief. However, if the effect of Rahu has been beneficial during the Mahadasha, then the ending of this period can have an adverse and negative impact.
Aftermath of Rahu Mahadasha
Once Rahu Mahadasha ends, the Jupiter Mahadasha starts and lasts for 16 years. Jupiter is the Guru, the planet of wisdom, and is a mentor. This is a period of scrutiny, and people are inclined towards the path of spirituality and engage in things for gaining spiritual growth.
Different Mahadashas influence the different aspects of life ruled by that planet. The impact of the planet in the native’s life depends on the planet’s position in the native’s birth chart. So, it is preferable to consult an astrological expert to determine the beginning and end of the Rahu Mahadasha.