The meaning of Rahu (8) : Rahu (8) is an imaginary planet that Thai horoscope considers as a negative and inauspicious planet.
Although the negative sides are considered less than Saturn’s. In a basic horoscope it can both be beneficial and harmful.
On the other hand, as a transiting planet it will not be beneficial and will only be harmful.
Has primary meanings of indulgence, superstition, trickery, fraud, dopers, hooligans, generosity, daring and boldness.
In a concrete manner or external factors, it represents stocks, lottery, drugs, intoxicants, temptations, management, casual work, finance, transport, violet color, soil, stone, etc.
– Rahu (8) cannot be Tanu-Sed.
– If Rahu (8) is Tanu-Lak or ruling inner house planet, the native will be stubborn in persuing things he/she is passionate for. (He/she will neither listen nor argue.)
No matter what dignity or Bhava the planet is in, the native will still possess these characteristics since they represent the innate character of the native.
If it relates to the ascendant, it will be more obvious since these traits will be demonstrated.
If it is unrelated to the ascendant these traits will not be demonstrated and therefore unobservable. Though the person still possesses these characteristics deep inside as inner talents and innate character.
The dignity and the Bhava are also involved.
– If it is in Karma Bhava, the native will always be obsessed and busy with work. (Though if there is no work or is not forced by necessity and Mars (3) is not ascendant related it implies laziness.)
Most importantly, do not forget that when Tanu-Lak conjoins with other planets the native’s habits and skills will be affected according to the meanings and dignities of the planets.
It doesn’t matter how many conjoined planets there are.
For instance, Rahu (8) is Tanu-Lak and conjoins with debilitation dignified Mars (3) and detriment dignified Saturn (7) in a non-ascendant related Bhava.
The native will be constantly diligent but this will not lead to any productivity.
If Tanu-Lak is conjoined with Jupiter and is unrelated to the ascendant, it implies that the native will be virtuous, soft-hearted, compassionate and likes to please the seniors.
Though they will not feel grateful for the hard work and will constantly keep the native busy with assignments. (Jupiter (5) is not auspicious and therefore not helpful.)
– Rahu (8) is positive or neutral and relates to the ascendant.
It implies that the native is tricky, dishonest or shrewd. On the other hand, the native could be indulged in something such as: academic knowledge, women and gambling.
Though the native is not credulous. (Because of shrewdness) These traits are observable and if the planet is neutral these traits will be in adequate level.
(If it conjoins with the ascendant and has domicile dignity and as Tanu-Lak, or Tanu-Sed, they must also be included.)
If the dignity is exaltation the native will generally be very shrewd etc. (The degree percentage depends on the relation: conjunction, opposition, sextile and trine.)
However, other planets that could suppress or enhance the influence of Rahu (8) must also be taken into account. (See Jupiter (5), Mars (3) and study case examples of Rahu (8) in later chapters.)
As a positive planet that relates to the ascendant it is considered auspicious. Though it encourages trickery and cheating.
– Rahu (8) is positive or neutral and unrelated to the ascendant.
If it is not ascendant related it implies that the native is clever, shrewd and sometimes indulged in something. These traits will not be demonstrated.
Even though they are not observable for the peers these traits still exist on the inside as inner talents according to the meanings and dignity of the planet.
As a non-ascendant related planet it is considered inauspicious. Even though it is a positive planet it will not become as successful as it should be.
In case there are competitions for certain matters the native will be in disadvantage compared to the ones that have it as an auspicious planet. These matters are for example, stocks, lottery, drugs, gambling and management.
-Rahu (8) is negative and relates to the ascendant.
It implies that the native is credulous, naive, easily tricked or indulged in something. These traits are observable for the peers. (The degree percentage) depends on the relation: conjunction, opposition, sextile and trine.)
If Jupiter (5) is not related to the ascendant, it implies that the native is lack of mindfulness and therefore he/she is credulous and very easily tricked.
As an ascendant related but negative planet it is considered inauspicious. (Auspiciousness is a neutral word. When it is positive it is called “auspicious”. When it is negative it is called “inauspicious”)
A negative planet that encourages demonstration of negative behaviors will not lead to popularity amongst the peers.
Rahu (8) is negative and is unrelated to the ascendant.
If it is not ascendant related it implies that the native is gullible and naive but not superstitious and not indulged in vices. Since they are external factors and they are not related to the native.
As a non-ascendant related planet it is considered inauspicious. Since the planet is negative and inauspicious it is therefore not recommended to pursue related matters.
Rahu (8) with it’s pair can enhance or suppress another planet’s influence.
Rahu (8) plays an important part in affecting other planet’s influence. For instance, when conjoining with it’s friendly pair Saturn (7), elemental pair Mars (3) or kindred pair the Moon (2), their influence will be enhanced.
If it is with it’s enmity pair Mercury (4) both of them will become weakened. Furthermore, it can suppress the influence of Jupiter (5) over virtues if it is considered more or equally powerful.
Rahu (8) is positive and relates to the ascendant implies that the native is tricky, cunning and sophisticated.
However, if Mars (3) and the Sun (2) are in conjunction with the ascendant or one of them is Tanu-Sed conjoined together with virtuous Jupiter (5) will be able to suppress the influence of Rahu (8) considerably in terms of trickery and cunning.
Although they cannot suppress these traits entirely life will still be affected and changed as a result.
Rahu (8) has influence over the strengthh of the house.
Bhava or house will become strong or weak depending on the dignity of the planet. It doesn’t matter if it is a large or small planet.
– If Tanu Bhava has Rahu (8) that is positive and conjoins with the ascendant or is Tanu-Lak, the native will have a strong horoscope according to the dignity of the planet.
Therefore, life will become successful in an easy way. When the horoscope is weak it would still be alright.
(Conjoined with the ascendant implies that the native is naturally a cheater but he/she still has a very stong horoscope. Therefore, life may become successful by cheating. – See further details in case study examples.)
In case Kadhumpa Bhava, the financial house has Rahu (8) that is positive as an outer house planet or as the ruling house, the native will be wealthy according to the dignity of the planet.
Therefore, the fate of the native may differ depending on the dignity of Rahu (8).
Moreover, when the dignity is negative and the relation is different it will lead to an entirely different outcome. The Bhavas too may also affect the outcome.
** Observations on Rahu (8) –
Rahu (8) is considered the second most vicious planet. It is usually harmful with almost no benefits. This can be divided into2 cases as follows:
– In the case of basic horoscope, Rahu is considered somewhat beneficial depending on the house. Moreover, it can be very beneficial in terms of intelligence and shrewdness.
On the other hand, it can also be very harmful since it can lead to indulgence, delusion, drug addiction, gambling or trickery and fraud. They could lead to a significant change in life to become entirely opposite.
– In case of transiting planet, Rahu is usually not mortally harmful but will instead cause complications with trivial matters. This can therefore lead to lawsuits and imprisonment or extreme indulgence in something.
It will not be beneficial at all even though it transits into it’s friendly pair Saturn (7).
** The case of Rahu (8) is considered very important and has a lot of details.
Therefore “Observations on Rahu (8) (extra)” has to be included as an extra chapter. (At the end of this chapter.)