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Rahu in Ardra Nakshatra

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Let’s look at important things here –

Rahu - It represents Illusion, Foreign Lands, Foreign Things (foreign as in unknown things. So, for someone living in Punjab, culture and rituals of Kerala is also unknown and hence Foreign), Drugs, Medicines, any type of intoxication, Fame, Wealth, Success, Obsession, Past-life incomplete Desires, Movies, Television, Online World, Cheating, Imagined Fears, Unusual Things, Unique Things, Creativity, Rule breaker. Rahu also blows things out of proportions.

Ardra - Ardra is nakshatra of transformation, turmoils and chaotic events. This can be most closely related with accidents and emergencies. For more information on Ardra, please check this link -

Gemini - As Ardra is part of Gemini, Gemini sign and its representations become important here. Gemini is the 3rd sign of zodiac belt, so it represents many things related with 3rd house of horoscope like, Communication Skills (either written, oral or even by sign language), Marketing, Business etc. It is a sign basically related with communications and business ideas. Gemini is divided into 2 and half nakshatra of Mrigashira, Ardra and Punarvasu. Gemini's lord is Mercury, which is significator of Communications.

Mercury - As Mercury rules Gemini, Mercury’s position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Mrigshira/Gemini.

Rahu - As Ardra is ruled by Rahu, Rahu's position and dignity will also have an important role in functioning and results of any planet in Ardra.

Houses Involved – Also, we can’t afford to forget the houses involved as a planet can be ruling different houses and sitting in different house for every person as per ascendant and planet’s position. To know overall affect, we have to consider the houses involved as those areas of life are being impacted.

Interpretation of Rahu in Ardra Nakshatra – Rahu is in Gemini sign ruled by Mercury. Rahu is in own nakshatra. As Ardra is ruled by Rahu and represents scientific and technological inventions, Rahu in Ardra shows that a person can be very much gravitating towards such inventions or in such fields. At the same time, Ardra is nakshatra of major chaos and changes in life. Rahu is known to explode things and in this Ardra Nakshatra, it explodes that Chaos or instability in life. This is where they will face the biggest challenge in their lives. Rahu dasha can bring the biggest of changes in their lives and it can turn their lives up-side down. It can bring biggest of illusions in life and possibility of cheating or frauds are very high during this time. They themselves may have a habit of deceiving others. At the same time, this can make a very clever businessperson. Their business can be in field of technology, science or some very unique matters. In this day and age of online teaching, this is the best position to be a online guide or coach to others.


When it comes to relationship matters, their relationship life can see major instabilities and chaos, especially if they are in Rahu dasha. Their relation may never be a stable one and it may be instability of any nature, from financial to health wise. There is a big possibility of cheating or infidelity or multiple relationship when Rahu gets involved in relationship matters.

Role of Mercury – Mercury's placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction as it is Gemini's lord.

Role of Rahu – As we are interpreting Rahu only, we need not to look for Rahu’s position separately.

Other Factors – And of course, we need to consider conjunction, aspects, house lordship, house position and dashas etc to know the exact results of Rahu in Ardra. So, we always need to take a holistic view of chart rather than just 1 planetary position.

Conclusion – So, this is how I see Rahu in Ardra can work in a chart.


Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.


Swami Premanand Bharti


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