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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.
Purva Ashadha Nakshatra - It is a nakshatra of higher education, analysis and research. It is also nakshatra of giving care to others. For more information on Purva Ashadha Nakshatra, please read this - https://www.astrosaxena.com/panaksh .
Sagittarius - As Purva Ashadha is part of Sagittarius sign, Sagittarius and things represented by Sagittarius are important here. Sagittarius is the 9th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents many things related with the 9th house of horoscope like Religion, Knowledge, Wisdom, Higher Learnings, Gurus, Teachings from your Father etc. Besides it also represents Coaching, Universities, Professors and Preachers, Higher Wisdom, Written Law of the Land etc. Sagittarius has 2 and half nakshatra which are Mula, Purva-Ashadha and Uttara-Ashadha. Sagittarius' lord is Jupiter.
Venus - As Venus rules Purva Ashadha, Venus's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Purva Ashadha.
Jupiter - As Jupiter rules Sagittarius, their position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Purva Ashadha/Sagittarius.
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 Purva Ashadha Nakshatra – Now, Rahu is in Venus’
nakshatra but it is in sign ruled by Jupiter. It is a nakshatra of higher or
specified education. It is like someone doing post-graduation or Doctorate or
any type of higher education. So, Rahu in this nakshatra shows that person will
be obsessed towards knowledge and higher education because nakshatra and sign
both represent the same thing; i.e. higher education, knowledge and guiding
others. He can always be learning something new. Most of the times, this
education can be in financial or creative field due to lordship of Venus. They
may equally love to share their knowledge with others. So, works related with
teaching, guiding and counselling are always on. Now, it is not necessary that
it should be an academic education and person should have degrees to prove his
knowledge. It is just that person attains knowledge at higher level by any
means. As it is also nakshatra of rationalization, it shows that they can be
too good in segregating things or rationalizing things.
Same ability of reasoning and rationalizing things can be seen as knit-picking trait in relationship and can lead to some conflicts & disputes there. Also, as Rahu is in Jupiter’s sign/Venus’ Nakshhatra and as they both are preceptors of opposite groups of Demons and Gods respectively, there would be a sense of frustration in relationship matters. Here, frustration can be due to immense expectations and desires in relationship.
Role of Venus – Venus’ placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction, being Purva-Ashadha’s lord.
Role of Jupiter – Jupiter’s placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction, being Sagittarius's lord.
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 Purva Ashadha. 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 Purva Ashadha can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Swami Premanand Bharti
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