When can Rahu be considered favourable and good in the chart?

Rahu can never completely be good, and we need to understand this.

For its popular placement in trishdaaye bhaav ( 3rd, 6th, 11th) it is considered as good, but does that mean that native with any of the aforementioned placements of Rahu can be free from the perturbing sides of this planet? The answer is very clearly NO. Since trishdaaye bhaav represents our want, courage, efforts, enemies, diseases and materialistic pursuits/monetary gains respectively; Rahu’s placement there expands the results of these houses, for it is a planet which is intended towards fulfillment of desires and has got a winning attitude. But with this, it is nowhere stated that Rahu in the abovesaid houses will offer only good results. For example if you are surviving any dasha of Rahu, with the abovesaid placement, you may suffer from any kind of disability in the area of health, finance, job and general happiness. As far as your mental peace is considered, it can get affected, you may feel stuck, your growth can get impacted etc. But what is special with these placements, is that Rahu is a planet that indicates head full of desires and then technique to fulfill the same. So when Rahu is placed in either of the houses it will uplift the accomplishments attached to these houses, which ultimately works toward the betterment of native.

Rahu is not all good for anyone with any placement. Its good placement should not be mistaken with its smooth placement. Rahu is bound to offer its natural property to native during its time, which indicates certain negativities going on in the mental plane during its period.

Rahu and Ketu period..is it bad for Career?

Not necessarily a bad time for career, but it is a time which brings instability in life.

  1. When Rahu and Ketu are running its period together native may go through various changes, in terms of career, like change of workplace, conflicts at workplace can also show up, since Ketu during its time is intended to take the property of sun, which is ego. So facing issues from superior’s side and politics in workplace are some common things that can popup during Rahu and Ketu period.
  2. Rahu represents high desires and Ketu represents detachment and non materialistic version of life. Now when they are running their period together, native may try to run behind something, which he is not likely to get. The more he tries to take a hold of something, the lesser the chances to have that thing in his bucket.
  3. Rahu offers confusion and Ketu tries to cut it off- Rahu’s energy overshadows native’s thinking ability and aggravates the level of desires, wherein Ketu tries to cut off the matters that native is trying to take a control of. With this thing, let’s say, someone enters into a new love relationship during Rahu Mahadasha and Ketu Antardasha. Now everything may look very promising in the beginning, and a person may feel absolutely perfect in that relationship. But just as few days pass, he will begin to feel that his relationship is taking a different shape, giving lot of stress and could be seen as ending. And all of a sudden, he examins a loss of relationship, which he thought will be working for him. But at last he will actually realise, that relationship was not good for him. As far as marriage is concerned, Rahu – Ketu period together has proved to be one of the periods that represents dissolution of marriage. Only the sound and true relations would be able to last in this period. If marriage or relationship have been going through a tough time since long it may come to an end, during this period.
  4. When it comes to career specifically, Rahu may hit your head to make various choices. In this time, Ketu will also help you to look for something which is more meaningful and long lasting to you, rather than settling down with temporary tones of career choices, which are not a very great decision for you. So this period may result in shift of career, profiles and jobs.
  5. Rahu and Ketu when running its period together can drain you mentally. Because a lot is happening inside your head, a lot of karmic baggage is getting cleared and a lot of progression is awaiting. So this particular period wants you to settle with whatever is going on with you, in place of rushing. Acceptance and transformation is something that this time will teach you.


Effects of Strong Sun and Weak Sun in the Birth Chart!

 If sun is good/strong in your chart, you will tend to naturally exhibit these properties. May be not all, but few for sure-

  1. You will be good with your time management and you will value your and other’s time.
  2. You will be good with routine life and will maintain a fair discipline in day-to-day activities.
  3. You will believe in planning out things properly and will prove to be effective when it comes to execution as well.
  4. You will be ready to take charge of things and will act responsibly towards your work.
  5. You will speak in a firm tone and will have convinction toward accomplishing significant jobs.
  6. You will somehow be able to share a good relation with your father, and he will make you feel important as well.
  7. You will like to hit opportunities at the right time.
  8. You will get attentive towards your career in the initial years only.
  9. You can try to regulate home or office affairs. In some space you will hold that element of dominance.

Impressions of a weak sun or a badly placed Sun in birth chart

  1. Less willingness towards professional development and goals.
  2. Procrastination and laziness when it comes to performing significant jobs at the right time.
  3. Impaired focus and reduced courage.
  4. Afflicted relationship with father, boss and any other authority like figure.
  5. Low Confidence and False Ego.
  6. Irresponsible attitude in important spaces and towards important things.
  7. Lack of leadership.
  8. Ineffective with time management.

Even by relating to these impressions, one can observe the position and effect of sun’s placement in birth chart

Remedies for Rahu and Ketu!

When influence of Rahu increases in your life, one needs to work on increasing the properties of Jupiter. In short Jupiter represents stability, positivity, intelligence and wisdom. It is a defensive planet that protects us against the low forces and helps us to maintain balance. Now here if I need to talk about Rahu dasha and its impact, it somewhere brings down the property of Jupiter during its time. How? Try reading below-

Rahu represents confusion, illusion, delusion, mental distortion, distractions, tendency to waste time, tendency to imagine yourself as superior. And since it also represents high ambitions and desires, so alongside it will not be wrong to say that it represents less peace and more greed. Mostly all the karakatva of Jupiter seem to be getting affected during Rahu’s period. As per astrology’s very basic rule, good placement of Jupiter in a female’s chart represents good husband and marriage. Ever thought why it is the only planet that indicates balance in married life and sustenance? Because it represents peace and stability. If the area of marriage is being influenced by strong Jupiter, girl will have a responsible partner by her side, with whom marriage will not be a struggle; somehow it will be a stable association. So in context of the question, it is important to increase the property of Jupiter, when Rahu’s effect can be seen as growing and interfering with the course of life. When Jupiter is strong and well placed, Rahu’s energy will not be able to harm you much. Jupiter represents purity of thoughts and thoughtfulness and Rahu almost tries to kill it.

Ketu represents detachment and non materialistic version of life. When Ketu period hits, the best way to get rid of the the problem is to surrender rather than trying to take a control of any situation. In Ketu’s period, Ketu Shanti Pujan can help to some extent and there are so many remedies one of which is feeding dogs. Ever thought, why it has to be dog and not any other any animal. Because dog can be seen as the only animal who knows to love in an extremely selfless manner. Ketu tries to put you in a zone, where you need to forget about yourself and be of service to others. Feeding dog subsides the damage caused during its period because native is coming in close contact with a being(dog) that is all about selfless love. Ketu tends to bring disability in the materialistic and worldly course of life and cuts off several matters, which were not really meant to go ahead, matters that you were trying to control but were somehow not meant to last etc. Ketu will attack worldly matters during its time and promote spiritual progress by putting you in a dark phase and stage of isolation. In short, Ketu dasha can be a tough phase to handle at times, so for that praying to Lord Ganesha is suggested. We look at bhagwan Ganesh as Vigha Harta. All the obstacles that are intended during its period will take its way, but by believing in the energy of lord Ganesha, one can seek blessings for lessening the trouble.

Whether it is a Rahu or a Ketu Period, one needs to observe the energy and role of these two planets and then moderate their actions and lifestyle based on that. Both remedy and the aforementioned suggestion when executed together will help native to survive these phases effectively.

Link between Ketu and Dogs in Astrology!

When native is undergoing Ketu’s period, he is recommended to feed dogs as a part of remedy. Let’s understand why..

Again there are so many explanations accompanying the link between Ketu and dogs, however I am going to pen down the one that relates and reasons well with my understanding.

Ketu represents detachment and selflessness. Ketu’s energy is blind in its form and flows in one direction vigorously, irrespective of whether the direction is right or wrong. Dog represents selflessness and unconditional love for his master or anyone he loves. Ketu wants native to forget about his own self during its time and be of service to others instead of self. That’s exactly the nature and the very fact about dog’s existence. Dog keeps his master first and never worries about his own self. Dog’s energy just flows in one direction, for it is all about unconditional love and selflessness and it matches the energy of Ketu.

Ketu wants native to lessen his desire during its period and practice detachment.Every attachment in our lives is treated as a selfish act which is intended towards fulfilling our desires. So is the very reason Ketu period usually cuts of one or more chapters durings its period from native’s life, for it is trying to teach you detachment and selflessness.

By feeding dogs or probably giving shelter to one, native remains in close and frequent contact with dog. Dog’s energy helps native to understand the rythym of Ketu’ time period well. And since native gradually begins to absorb the energy of dog, he slowly beigns to understand what selflessness and being of service to others can mean.

In few cases, depending on unique placements in the birth chart, which indicate harsh results of Ketu, it is even recommended to pet a dog, for it holds the possibility of eliminating any major concerns indicated in the birth chart.

Things you need to know about Mercury!

Wit and intellect are both represented by Planet Mercury. As the ruling planet of Gemini and Virgo zodiac signs, Mercury impacts our reasoning and conveying abilities. The way we talk and act in a given circumstance and how our mind handles it decides how solid impact the planet has laid on us. As the planet offers us with a sharp mind, we begin to think mentally and things influence us profoundly.

Strong Mercury

A strong Mercury gives to us solid PR aptitudes. A local with a benefic mercury in their outline will have amazing relational abilities. They’ll have mind and astuteness; their knowledge would sparkle brilliantly with each activity and words they express.

Troubles with weak Mercury

A weak Mercury may flip around the greater part of this. Skin related ailments or contaminations will be a normal undertaking. Issues in mingling and conveying would influence the connections. With no legitimate thinking, you should depend on others to settle on choices for you.

There are many remedies available to strengthen the state of mercury in a birth chart. To state few-

  1. Native with weak mercury should feed cow with green vegetables, especially if native’s lagna lord is Mercury and is weak or afflicted in the chart.
  2. Native should consume green and leafy vegetables more often.
  3. Chanting Mantra ‘Om Bum Buddhaye Namah’ for 11 or 21 times everyday will be beneficial.
  4. Praying to Maa Durga will also prove to be beneficial for the one having weak mercury and is currently undergoing a period of planet mercury.
  5. Wearing emerald also helps, but only at the recommendation of an astrologer, since he will know whether wearing an emerald will turn out to be good for you or not.

However it is always recommended to consult an astrologer before you adopt to perform any of the remedies for any planet. For consultation and information please visit astrohelp.co.in, for queries please write to support@astrohelp.co.in

How to improve the strength of weak Venus in your birth chart?

Venus is a constructive planet that represents beauty, romance, feeling of love, pleasure, creativity, arts, music, dance, other creative talents and leisure activities. Venus does not like dominance or command and that’s why it represents those matters that may not affect our life or survival capacities in a direct tone but certainly influences life in a beautiful way.

Venus in itself is a beautiful mind that inspires people to live life in an organised and fine looking way. When it goes weak in an individual’s horoscope, native can follow few directives to make it strong-

  • Start dressing up nicely and follow hygiene. Remember Venus is beauty that insists on living a life in an organised and attractive way. So you got to look well both in and out, such as taking bath everyday, following good hygiene, dressing up properly. These are few things that will help you to become better from venus’ perspective.
  • Organise your home– One of the possible ways to make your Venus strong is by organising your place where you live. People having spare money can decorate their place in a fine looking manner, for those who have limitation can organise their place by keeping it clean and organised. A clean and an organised place attracts a lot of vibrance and positive vibes and is considered beautiful in its own way.
  • Avoid getting into clashes and criticism. These are strictly not the traits that Venus supports or represents, so try to work on your mental proposition as well and try to exhibit a good behavior. Have you ever seen an artist getting into fights, arguments or conflicts often? No, right? Since they are all diving in the pool of Venus qualities. We are human beings and sometimes becoming a part of conflicts and clashes is natural, however if it keeps happening continuously one may lose his inner beauty and his mind might end up becoming a troublesome. Try to strengthen your aura and learn to remain positive.
  • Learn some creative thing- Break the monotony and engage yourself in some creative task that helps you to bring out your creative instincts. This way your thoughts process will start improving and qualities of Venus will make a way in your life.

Predicting Death Through Astrology

Death becomes a very questionable and debatable subject when it comes to predicting the one. As per my understanding, an astrologer can only predict the possible periods of death, where he sees the fall of health or sudden harmful events. Refer to the points below to understand the state and possibility of death period-

  1. Period of Marakesh- Period of Marakesh sometimes results in death, however it will be very wrong to conclude the period of Marakesh as the one causing death. Marakesh period often results in offering mental, physical or financial issues. Death is one of the possibilities during Marakesh. All apsects need to be considered before predicting any related possibility.
  2. Transits of malefic through 6,8,12 house.
  3. Transits of evil planet in lagna in unfavorable aspects.
  4. Period of a planet creating shadashtak yoga in birth chart can sometimes lead to death or death like situations in life.
  5. Period of 2nd lord in 12th lord (Antardasha of 2nd lord in 12th lord’s Mahadasha)– This often has been observed as a period full of health issues that can question one’s life.
  6. Presence of Balarishta yoga and other Arishta yoga can question one’s life. So an astrologer should check the period of planets creating such yoga in birth chart.
  7. When one has to observe the day of someone’s death, (which I personally don’t feel one should do), one should check all the dashas of days nearing. This will include Mahadasha, Antardasha, Pratyantardasha and Sookshma Dasha. Every minor dasha is capable of giving you an idea of the minor and major possibility of death like situations.
  8. I am not truly in support of predicting death events. Few things should stay under the wrap and death in astrology is one of those subjects, that I still find too sensitive and unpredictable.

Strong Moon – Happy Me | Weak Moon – Sad Me

The position of moon in birth chart can help native to analyse and understand his mental and emotional composition along with indicating signs of depression and anxiety, if any.

Moon represents mind and rules our emotions. To understand better I will give you an example. As a kid, when most of us used to come home, first thing we wanted to do was to see our mother. And a kid would get fussy, if he found out that his mother was not present at home. Why ?? Because as a child, after long and tough day at school we immediately wanted our mental and emotional need to be taken care of in the form of greetings and love from mother , and which nobody else can take care better than a mother. Now, let’s suppose, your mother has not been sharing a good relation with you and somewhat you could not depend on her for your emotional needs in the early childhood. If that would have happened, you certainly would have felt emotionally lost and imbalanced. So when moon becomes weak, it naturally indicates some struggle with your emotional requirements and people are prone to feel upset and sad more often.

Those born in Shukla paksha are considered to have better emotional and mental strength than Krishna Paksha, however just claiming the strength of a planet on the basis of tithi, will not offer accuracy in results. Strong moon and an unafflicted moon gives a good mental composition. Person will naturally be enthusiastic and stay happy and relaxed. Wherein when moon becomes weak and is afflicted, it can result in a weak thought process, offering native sadness and tendency to become upset and negative more often in situations. So first check the state of moon and 4th house lord. Since 4th house represents our peace of mind and general happiness.

Secondly, check the status of sun in the chart. Sun when weakly placed, for example when sun is debilitated in lagna, it is considered to be offering state of sadness and fearfulness to native,when he comes across some difficult situation in life. And I have verified this opinion amd rule quite often while performing readings. Sun represents soul and is a significator of energy and a vision in native. So even when sun gets afflicted or is weakly positioned,it can result in offering a state of sadness or a weak mental stature.

Status of Venus needs to be considered, while concluding results about native’s mental and emotional composition. Venus is a constructive planet and when it is well placed native does not really stick to state of sadness for a long. They alway look for a way out and get busy with something that works like a mental stimulation for them. Venus however when becomes lagna lord and is placed in the 7th house, it makes native ‘shokakul’, means native can feel sad about one or the other thing in life.

There are no yogas for depression, there are yogas that indicate mental and emotional suffering and struggle. For example, if native’s Saturn is afflicted and is in conjunction with moon, it can make person feel sad in some or the other way, however how he reacts to situations, will depend on his personal development and outlook towards life. Strong lagna lord indicates good growth in native’s perspective towards life and efforts to fulfill his goal and above all ability to combat sadness. Depression is probably a state where your mind functions in a way, which is not helpful for your existence and growth. A conjunction of Rahu, Mars and Saturn in the twelfth house can offer state of deep stress and a destructive thoughts process. But even in this situation if lagna or lagna lord becomes strong, native might get addicted to sadness in some definite periods of life but he will overcome the complexities of life gradually.

Lagna – The most important house in our birth chart!

Every house in the birth chart is unique and carries its own significance, elaborating the scope of different spaces that influence and facilitate our existence. Among all the houses, Lagna, which is the first house in birth chart reflects utmost importance. Your mind, your thoughts, your approach and your vision are the most important aspects when it comes to making choices in life and making efforts to fulfill the same. Our lagna defines us and so lagna seems to be one of the most important houses in birth chart.

A story can explain it well-

There were two scholars, let’s name them Rob and Jule. Rob got admission in one of the best schools and was facilitated well by all the sources that could help him to acquire good academic education. Jule was bright but could not make to the best school, as he could not afford it. Rob was a good student and was taking tution class from a very qualified teacher, who made things easy for him to prosper in studies. Jule was equally good, but again could not afford such an expensive tutor and so he opted to take just a basic tution to attain clarity in the subject. But here it was more like Jule had to struggle to understand concepts on his own, since the tutor was not that well versed. Rob used to secure usually well in the beginning, and Jule was performing above average and not upto his expectation. Realising this, Jule started giving more time to self study system and worked hard to research back and clear concepts in his head. Gradually Jule’s scores started improving a lot, for which his teachers appreciated him.

Rob was doing well, but one fine day his tutor conveyed that he won’t be able to continue teaching him, since he made to some other full time job. Rob kept doing well for few days, but slowly his scores begin to drop as he lacked motivation, which he naturally felt while studying under his former tutor. He got a new tutor, but his style of teaching was different and so Rob was struggling to focus in his session. Jule had already learned to struggle with a tutor, who was not so good with his style of teaching and concepts, so Jule kept on working way too hard on his own and tried putting enormous amount of efforts to score well. Jule was technically not dependent on anyone’s guidance anymore and was able to grasp things faster.

With Rob things became different since he changed couple of tutors and became demotivated, because no one could teach like his former tutor. Also Rob missed the friendship and the level of comfort that he shared with his tutor. Since Rob was more prone to look for guidance even in the normal course of study forms, he found it hard to operate independently. Sadly for a year he could not come across a very good tutor (as per as his expectation) and he ended up performing average. Whereas Jule was growing each day, learning well and one day he outperformed the highest scorer in his standard. He also emerged as very confident and a self motivated scholar. So to explain the significance of other houses, Rob’s story looks more relevant and to explain the significance of good lagna and lagna lord Jule’s story fits in .