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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.
Vishakha - Vishakha is nakshatra of counselors and guides. It is also nakshatra of split or partition or different direction. For more information on Vishakha Nakshatra, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/vishnaksh.
Libra - As Vishakha is a part of Libra, Libra sign and its representations also become important. Libra is the 7th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents the energy and things related with 7th house of horoscope, i.e. Market Place, Business, Partnerships, Relations etc. Libra is sign of Balance, i.e. striking the Balance between 2 parties/ideologies or even at personal level between our own dilemmas. It is sign of Peace and Diplomacy. And this is what we are seriously looking for after the conflicts and disagreements of Virgo, i.e. Peace to prevail. At personal level, Libra is seen as sign of Relationships. Libra is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatra named Chitra, Swati and Vishakha. Libra's lord is Venus only.
Scorpio - As Vishakha is a part of Scorpio too, Scorpio sign and its representations also become important. Scorpio is the 8th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents the things and energy related with 8th house of horoscope like Sudden Events, Secrecy, Dark World, Occult Science, Research, Inheritance, Serving Others, Taxes etc. Besides these things sign of Scorpio also represent transformation, means changing the whole nature upside down. This is one sign which is favorite of every Astrologer, because it has maximum secrets, so every astrologer gets maximum scope of researching. This is sign about which no one can tell with precision that what will happen to the planets in it, as it is sign of secrecy itself. Wherever Scorpio falls in your chart, you may have had biggest challenges in making things related with that house more stable. Scorpio is also one of those unique signs which has 2 rulers, i.e. Mars and Ketu. In Western Astrology, Pluto also co-rules Scorpio. All this makes Scorpio a chaotic sign. Scorpio consists of next set of 2 and half nakshatras, i.e. Vishakha, Anuradha and Jyeshtha.
Jupiter - As Jupiter rules Vishakha, Jupiter's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha.
Venus - As Venus rules Libra, Venus position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha/Libra.
Mars-Ketu - As Mars-Ketu rules Scorpio, Venus position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha/Scorpio.
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 Vishakha Nakshatra – Rahu is in Venus ruled sign in Libra section and in Mars ruled sign in Scorpio sign. As Vishakha remains nakshatra of counselors or guides and as Rahu unsual/unique matters, this placement shows that they can be counsellor or guides to people in matters unusual or unconventional matters. They can be relationship counsellors too but with a very unconventional approach. The role of being a counsellor or guide in finance, wealth and assets related matters is always open due to Venus rulership.
In Libra section, this person can be a good mediator between two warring parties who can bring them to peace. So, they can be a diplomat, mediator or counsellor/advocate. It is because Libra and its lord Venus represents peace. In Scorpio section, Rahu in Vishakha can show a guide in occult field due to natural Scorpio impact. They can also be involved in any other research oriented knowledge like Surgery etc.Rahu in Scorpio is a perfect mystic. As Vishakha is represented by forked branches, it shows that this person can either have multiple businesses or he can change his business very frequently, from one to another. As Libra is natural sign of business & masses and Rahu gravitates us, it shows that person would be naturally gravitate towards business.
In relationship matters, as Vishakha represents split direction or separation due to representation of forked branches, they can have separation, divorce or break-up in relationship matters. It is a difficult nakshatra for relationship matters. In Scorpio section, it can be more difficult as it is sign of instability. Person can be attracting people in relationship with whom they can have past-life karma. Rahu here can give multiple relationships, just to realize the frustration in relation.
Role of Jupiter – Jupiter’s placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction, being Vishakha lord.
Role of Venus – Venus’ placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction, being Libra lord.
Role of Mars-Ketu - Likewise, Mars-Ketu placement is important to guide Rahu in right direction, being Scorpio 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 Vishakha. 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 Vishakha can work in a chart.
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Swami Premanand Bharti
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