Astrology and Personal Boundaries: Mastering Relational Dynamics
Feeling troubled lately? Is everything not going as you had planned? Is something in your life just not right? Is the consistent fear of disappointment and failure gripping you?
If your answer is ‘Yes’ to these above questions. This article might be just for you!
It could be your Rahu Mahadasha.
What is Rahu Mahadasha?
‘Rahu’ is the most mysterious planet of all. By nature, it is a malefic (evil) planet. ‘Ketu’ and ‘Rahu’ in Hindu Astrology are the point of intersection between the path of the moon along with the apparent path of the Sun in the sky.
The story of Rahu unfolds, as the Hindu mythology narrates when the nectar of immortality (Amrit) came out there was a fight between the gods and the demons as to who gets to taste the nectar and become immortal. Lord Vishu took the stand of protecting humankind by stopping the demons from becoming immortal. He then incarnated himself into a beautiful woman ‘Mohini’ to bewitch the demons and lure them into tasting poison instead of the Amrit. Under the dominance of Mohini the demons got fooled and swallowed the poison, however, there was one exception, a demon named Swarbhanu who saved himself from getting lured. He was the only one to look through the bait and intelligently he transformed himself into a god and tasted a drop of Amrit. When Lord Vishnu was brought to notice this, he promptly used his weapon ‘Sudarshan Chakra’ to behead the demon. The demon had already tasted the nectar and thus turned immortal. However, the body of the demon was cut into two by Lord Vishnu’s ‘Sudarshan Chakra’. The separated head of Swarbhanu demon became ‘Rahu’ and the headless torso became known as ‘Ketu’. Now ‘Ketu’ and ‘Rahu’ became a part of the solar system eventually and were given the status of the planets. Therefore, Rahu is believed to be a non-existent planet which is one of the nine major astronomical bodies. Rahu, when personified, is related to desire, the primordial rebel and breaker of the rules, cunning and daring. Even though Rahu is generally termed as bad or evil and feared by most, the richest and highly prosperous people in the world have a Rahu and Saturn. However, even though feared to be the most destructive planet of all, Rahu often is considered to be skillful and successful. The planet of illusions, Rahu, brings in great desire to go for more and more materialistic life comforts unless a strong positive influence of Satvik sign nullifies such desires.
Rahu, whenever it is aligned with a particular during the period of Mahadasha, extracts all the energy and leaves it dull and lifeless. The planetary positions will defy the real effects of this Dasha.
What are the consequences of Rahu Mahadasha?
Rahu Mahadasha can significantly last for eighteen years.
Some of the major consequences of this Rahu Mahadasha can be mental health
issues, conflicts in personal and professional lives, separation, distress,
anxiety, ailments, defamation, loss of wealth, imprudent acts, suicidal
inclination, uncontrollable rage and struggle in different aspects. During this
duration, you will find yourself troubled for no or little reason. You will
feel like to be a struggle.
Remedies to get rid of Rahu Mahadasha
There are certain remedies that can help one to pacify Rahu but the remedies vary in accordance with the planet which is involved in it.
Praise and worship Shree Rahu especially on a Saturday. Also, keeping a fast on a Saturday.
Donate ‘Urad Daal’ (Split black gram) and ‘Black Til’ (sesame seeds) to poor and downtrodden people to clean their past life’s Karma.
Wear clothes that are in the shade of blue.
Feeding Dogs could also help to reduce the negative effect of the planet Rahu.
To neutralize the negative impact, keeping a peacock feather at home can also help.
Praying and worshipping Goddess Durga and Goddess Kali during this time period will encourage one to fight temptation and resist unwanted company throughout this Mahadasha. The sword carried by Goddess Durga is a symbol of mental clarity and knowledge. This helps to pierce the mental fog and illusions caused by Rahu.
1- Praying and chanting to Lord Hanuman will help to channelize the energy towards higher goals.
2- Frequent chanting of Rahu Mantra throughout the day.
3- Give a Black cow or a black buffalo in charity.
4- Apart from this, one should keep a positive mindset. Hang around with people who are trustworthy and loyal. Try to stay away from illusions.
5- A stone named ‘Gomedh’ can reduce the negative impact of Rahu. It is important to consult an astrologer before wearing any such gemstone.
6- The best remedy above all is to meditate and have a piece of mind. Being patient is the key to this particular time. Having faith in your loved ones and seeking their advice before impromptu decisions or actions will help a great deal.
7- Socializing and listening to music help. Introspection (Self-talking) is important. Being composed and happy and organized is what it requires to deal with this time period of mayhem.