Planet Rahu: Attributes, Transit & Remedies

Rahu which is the North Node of the Moon, is one of the ‘Naturally Malefic’ planets in Vedic Astrology. Though Rahu is not as feared as Saturn or Shani, its malefic influence on a person is not to be underestimated. This is simply because Rahu is a ‘Shadow Planet’ which means that it does not have a physical dimension attached to it and it is because of this non-physical existential property of Rahu, its effects are felt very strongly & suddenly in life.

Rahu creates confusion & illusion, making a person lose clarity in thinking and negatively impacts the decision making process. When Rahu is not placed in a favourable position (which by the way are not many) in the natal horoscope of a person, it wreaks havoc in the life of that person. People with a negatively placed Rahu in their horoscope, find its Dasha (planetary period of operation) really troubling.

Keep reading to know more about the Shadow Planet Rahu, its effects on people, and the remedial measures that help in pacifying the negative effects of an ill-placed Rahu in the horoscope. Get powerful remedies that are time-tested and have the potential to ward off the troubling effects of Rahu which is considered as a naturally malefic planet in Vedic Astrology.

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Gemstone associated with Rahu

Hessonite is the gemstone which is associated with planet Rahu. It is also known by the name of “Gomed”. If an astrologer finds a favourably placed Rahu in a person’s natal horoscope or birth chart then the astrologer recommends Hessonite (Gomed) to the person. This is due to the fact that if the otherwise malefic planet Rahu is favourable for a person and he/she wears a Hessonite, then the gemstone harnesses the phenomenally powerful energies of Rahu and brings unparalleled success in that person’s life!

However, it must always be kept in mind that Hessonite or Gomed draws the intense energy of Rahu and therefore one must wear this gemstone only after having it recommended from an experienced astrologer.

Few of the many benefits that a person gets once he/she creates an inflow of powerful energies of Rahu in life via a Hessonite or Gomed are:

  • It helps the person to win in competitions and secure his/her interests.
  • It ensures optimum growth and deserving rewards in the career domain of life.
  • It safeguards from office politics or sudden setbacks in business.
  • It infuses fearlessness in the personality of a person.
  • It protects from evil spells and black magic.
  • It wards off bacterial infections and charges up the immunity.
  • It keeps the enemies of a person at bay.
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Puja to Propitiate Rahu

Puja is a Vedic worship ritual which is performed to propitiate a deity and seek His/Her blessings. A very powerful puja that is recommended to seek the blessings of Rahu is "Rahu Graha Shanti Puja".

Rahu Graha Shanti Puja

Puja is a powerful Vedic worship ritual which is performed to propitiate a deity and seek His/Her blessings. Rahu Grah Shanti Puja is a very intense & powerful puja that is performed to both pacify an aggravated Rahu as well as further strengthen a favourably placed Rahu as per the natal horoscope of a person. This puja brings the blessings of planet Rahu and helps a person to lead a successful & materially prosperous life.

Some of the many benefits of Rahu Grah Shanti Puja are:

  • It is a powerful Vedic Ritual that negates/reduces the malefic effects of an ill-placed Rahu in the horoscope as well as increases the positive ones of a favourably placed Rahu.
  • It helps a person receive the blessings of Rahu that gives the much needed thrust towards reaching his/her worldly goals in life.
  • It promotes sudden gains and realization of desires.
  • It helps in getting decisions from authorities in your favour.
  • It helps in securing victory over all enemies, both open as well as hidden.
  • It promotes good health and more importantly- speedy recovery from troubling ailments.
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Yantra for Rahu

A Yantra is a sacred occult mechanism that has the ability to transform the life of a person who connects with it by means of powerful mantras and other worship rituals. A Yantra essentially taps into the divine realm of the deity that it represents or is associated with and brings the blessings of the deity in the life of the person.

A Rahu Yantra is recommended to be placed and worshipped in one’s home for connecting with the energy of Rahu.

How to Connect with a Rahu Yantra at home?

  • A person should place the Rahu Yantra in the Puja room or Puja altar of the home and worship the yantra with a heart filled with humbleness & devotion.
  • It is recommended that one should offer flowers, incense and light a lamp (diya) in front of the Rahu Yantra everyday (if possible) or at least on Saturday.
  • One should wholeheartedly chant the mantra suggested by a learned astrologer or priest and meditate in front of the Rahu Yantra to bring in the incredibly powerful blessings of Rahu in his/her life.

Few of the many benefits of having & worshipping a Rahu Yantra at home are:

  • Rahu Yantra creates a celestial portal through which strong & favourable cosmic energies of Rahu flow into the life & home of a person.
  • It protects the material interests of a person.
  • It steers the career trajectory of a person towards unprecedented success.
  • It protects a person from those who wish to cause harm to him/her.
  • It wards off diseases and enhances immunity to very high levels.
  • A person who worships a Rahu Yantra triumphs over challenges & hurdles in various domains of his/her life with ease.
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Astrological Consultation

An Astrology consultation provides a plethora of benefits to a person. Remember, one can either live at the mercy of fate or that person can take charge of his/her life by making informed decisions after knowing the likely trajectory of his/her life as signified by the planetary positions in his/her natal horoscope.

Benefits of an Astrology Consultation:

  • It reveals what the planets have in store for us with respect to different spheres of our life.
  • It makes a person ready to make the best of the situation that he/she is currently involved with as well as those that would unfold in the future.
  • It helps us in knowing our innermost nature and thereby charting a course that is conducive with our nature, thus, maximizing the prospects of success.
  • It equips us with life-changing remedial measures that aim at pacifying the ill-placed planets of our horoscope which are the root cause of all troubles, obstacles & failures in our life.
  • We get to know about the powerful Pujas (Vedic worship rituals) that bestow the incredibly auspicious blessings of the deities being worshipped upon us and open the cosmic doorway of bliss, joy, success, prosperity & contentment for us.

Future Point offers you an opportunity to consult with highly experienced astrologers who possess an absolute command over multiple occult domains and are subject matter experts of the highest order. The astrologers at Future Point are led by none other than Dr. Arun Bansal who is a world renowned Vedic Astrologer and Vastu Expert with over 4 decades of experience in helping people from all across the world to live a blissful, content & meaningful life by incorporating the ancient occult wisdom of Bharat.

So, consult with an astrologer of Future Point and steer your life towards a smooth road to success!

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Lordship of Signs

Rahu and for that matter Ketu (South Node of the Moon) are both Shadow Planets, therefore they do not command the Lordship of any sign. However, it is the opinion & belief of many astrologers as per their own analysis, that Rahu is exalted in the Sign of Taurus and Ketu is exalted in the sign of Scorpio whereas Rahu is debilitated in the sign of Scorpio and Ketu is debilitated in the sign of Taurus.

The association of the Air element with planet Rahu adds to the already unpredictable nature of the ‘notorious planet’.


Rahu signifies Confusion, Material Lust, Deceit, Spying, High-End Technology, Secretive Affairs, Occult, Paternal Grandfather, Gambling, Narcotics etc.


The gemstone that is associated with Rahu is Hessonite (Gomed).

Significance of Rahu’s Transit

Rahu on an average takes about 1.5 years or 18 months to transit from one sign of the Zodiac Belt to the next. It must be noted that Rahu as well as Ketu ‘always’ move in the retrograde motion.

The transit of Rahu more often not, brings sudden & drastic changes in the life of a person depending upon various factors such as:

  • Placement of Rahu in the person's Natal Horoscope
  • House & Sign through which Rahu is currently transiting
  • Other planetary conjunctions & aspects to Rahu on the transit level

It is highly recommended that a person must be aware at all times about the likely effects of the ongoing transit of Rahu on certain key aspects of his/her life so that the person would get into a position of making informed decisions that would prove to be rewarding in the time to come.

Rahu is a naturally malefic planet hence, one must consult with an experienced astrologer to know what the Shadow Planet is signifying for him/her as per its placement in the natal horoscope as well as its transitory movement in the Zodiac Belt. Therefore, it is highly recommended that one must always go through what the ongoing/upcoming transit of Rahu has in store for the person.

Remedies for Rahu

In order to lead a life that is free from serious troubles, it is extremely important to negate or pacify to whatever extent possible, the malefic effects of Rahu. Remember, Rahu is a malefic planet which if ill-placed in the horoscope of a person brings unprecedented & sudden problems that derail the person’s life altogether from the path of smooth & positive growth.

To pacify the malefic effects of Rahu, certain donations & Vedic Rituals are suggested which if performed after being recommended by an experienced astrologer, can negate or significantly reduce the negative results that an unfavourably placed or transiting Rahu is slated to provide.

Therefore, it is prudent to get your horoscope thoroughly analyzed by an experienced astrologer and take the steps that are necessary to lead a life that is free of all Rahu induced troubles.