Lagna denotes the general character and physical well being of a person among other things. Rahu is courageous and powerful therefore, makes a person very courageous when placed in Lagna (ascendant) in a horoscope. However, it should not be forgotten that Rahu's body is not complete (because the head is Ketu). Hence, based on combination with other planets / signs, a person with Rahu in the ascendant may be dependent on others.
Inauspicious qualities such as laziness, sorrow, criticizing others, foolishness etc. which usually associate with Saturn can also be associated with Rahu. If Rahu is not in auspicious position in the Lagna, then the reason for depending on others may be own inability or carelessness or laziness.
A strong and auspicious Rahu in the ascendant makes the native skilled enough to know how to get the job done. He (or she) is usually good in communication. Such a person can also be a good politician as a person with Rahu in Lagna makes a person courageous, knows how to deal with tough situations, and can be ruthless where required.
Rahu is a Daitya (loosely translated in English as demon however, actually the son of Diti is called Daitya) and Daityas have been known for their strength. The important thing here is that the person with Rahu in the ascendant should know how to use their strength. Otherwise he (or she) will misuse it and may put his dear ones in strange situations.
People with Ashubha (inauspicious) Rahu in ascendant are often unaware of how / where to use their energy. They can feel it but they don’t know what to do with it so they misuse it or get frustrated.
It has also come to notice that inauspicious Rahu in Lagna keeps a person away from good education. A friend of mine with Rahu in ascendant was an engineer and completed MBA however, never made use of his studies. He liked partying (roaming, having alcoholic drinks, smoking, etc.) with his friends more than anything. Ultimately he left his job and is trying to become a local leader now. So far he has not succeeded.
This is usually for Rahu with no benefic aspects. A strong and benefic Rahu may be expected to produce very sensible behavior and achieving higher positions in life.
Sun and the Moon are two planets that give light to us more than any other heavenly body and Rahu considers both as enemies. If such a person (who is giving light to you) is an enemy then what to expect except darkness. No matter how much you care about such people they won’t understand. The more concern you show the more they will tend to dislike you.
Interestingly, they (the people with Rahu in ascendant) know very well how to deal with people. It may happen that the one who went to convince them will return convinced by them. With an auspicious Rahu however, this becomes a quality helpful in becoming successful in life.
An important thing while analyzing Rahu in ascendant is that other aspects should not be forgotten. Rahu is a Chhaya Graha. It is not a solid heavenly body. Its effects will be dependent on the combinations it is making with the ascendant lord, planets in the ascendant, planets with an aspect on ascendant etc.
For example, many people say results of Rahu in Leo ascendant are very beneficial. However, when 'only this' is considered it may give incorrect results. A friend of mine has Saturn and Rahu in Leo ascendant. His parents are worried that their child is not getting anywhere in life. Whatever he does is only for failure. For how long should they keep giving him money for his business plans. Unless he gets some stability in life there won’t be any marriage. And so on.
Ascendant is a very important house (or the most important house) in a horoscope, so to expect auspicious results of Rahu, it is necessary that Rahu, ascendant lord and the ascendant have auspicious aspects. Strong Mercury / Jupiter / Sun / Moon in the horoscope also produce a healing affect on the in-auspiciousness of Rahu.
Author - Archit
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ज्योतिष सदा से ही मेरा प्रिय विषय रहा है. अपने अभी तक के जीवन में मुझे इस क्षेत्र से जुड़े बहुत से लोगों के विचार जानने का अवसर मिला. सौभाग्यवश ऐसे भी कई लोगों से मिला जिन्हें इस क्षेत्र में विश्वास ही नहीं था. फ्यूचरपॉइंट संस्था (दिल्ली) से भी बहुत कुछ सीखा और अपने पिताजी से तो अभी भी यदा कदा सीखते ही रहता हूँ. ज्योतिष अच्छा तो बहुत है परंतु इसमें भ्रांतियां भी उतनी ही फैली हुई हैं जिस कारण कभी कभी बड़ा दुःख होता है. नौकरी के चलते ज्योतिष में समय देना थोड़ा कठिन हो जाता है अतः ईश्वर की प्रेरणा से अपने विचारों को प्रकट करने के लिए और इनसे किसी का कुछ भी भला हो सके इसी हेतु लेख लिखा करता हूँ.