Normally, it is like a ritual to study Rahu & Ketu together in birth chart or during transit, but I just had a thought of making separate articles for Rahu and Ketu each, just to have a detailed and descriptive look at both transits. We will also have separate transit articles for joint impact of Rahu-Saturn on Aquarius sign and Saturn-Ketu in Sagittarius sign from March, 2019 to Jan, 2020.
So, Rahu will transit into the sign of Gemini on March, 2019. So, let’s have a look at how this transit is going to impact Human Life on Earth on the basis of following points –
For anyone, who is completely unaware of what Rahu and Ketu is, please check this mythological story - http://astrosaxena.com/rahuketu. Now, let’s see the basic nature of Rahu and Ketu and what all things these two nodes represent.
Transit Period – Rahu will move into Gemini on 23rd March, 2019 and will stay there till 19th Sep, 2020. So, it is transit of almost 18 months which is a good enough time to make some events happen in our life. Again, it is never 1 planet which causes the event. So, this article must be read with other updates on transits I timely post.
True Node Vs Mean Node – First of all, there are mainly 2 ways of calculating the transits of Rahu and Ketu. They are known as True Nodes and Mean Nodes. As per True Nodes calculations, Rahu and Ketu will change signs on 23rd March, 2019 but as per Mean Nodes they will change signs on 7th March, 2019. I am not going into debate of which one is more correct as the difference between the two is less than 1 degree. So, follow whichever fits your understanding. If you want more info on it, then please search with “True Node Vs Mean Node” or like terms.
Rahu’s Last Transit – Let’s 1st see how Rahu’s transit in Cancer manifested in last 18 months. Cancer is sign of emotions, nourishment, mother’s care etc. Rahu’s transit in Cancer has 1st blown-out human emotions to extremes and then taught us how to balance those emotions and walk the middle path. This blowing-up of emotions took new heights with Jupiter transit in Scorpio from Oct, 2018 and Jupiter-Rahu mutual aspect. As both are expansive planets, emotional imbalance was on a high since then both at personal and global level. We have also seen the rise in inclination towards child birth through alternate ways. So, we can see that Rahu in Cancer had impact on us as it was supposed to be.
Eclipse Season – With this transit, now eclipse seasons will also switch to Gemini/Sagittarius axis and we will have eclipse months on July, 2019, Dec, 2019 and June, 2020. For more info on eclipse season, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/eclipses.
Now, Rahu, Gemini and Rahu in Gemini.
Rahu - Rahu represents illusion, foreign lands, foreign things, Drugs, Medicines, any type of intoxication, fame, wealth, success, obsession, past-life left-over karma, movies, television, online world, cheating, imagined fears, unusual things, unique things, creativity, rule breaker. Rahu also blows things out of proportions.
During transit, Rahu is basically that obsessive energy which makes us gravitate towards the things related to house/sign where Rahu is transiting in next 18 months.
Gemini - 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.
Rahu in Gemini – So, now Rahu enters in Gemini. Gemini is ruled by Mercury and it is considered as a good sign for Rahu but as I understand Rahu is known to take up the qualities of any sign it is in and blow things out of proportion. So, now in Gemini, Rahu will take up the qualities of Gemini and then it will blow these qualities out of proportion. We can see the following results in general for everyone –
- As it is sign of business, entrepreneurship can be on a high during this transit and more people can be inclined to have their own business. New ideas of business and marketing will be on a high.
- As it is sign of travelling and Rahu is foreign lands, inclination of visiting foreign lands will be high.
- People can be interested in unique skills, interests & hobbies and pursue them. People can be interested in learning foreign languages.
- Creative side of work like Movies, TV & other similar work of expression will see a new rise.
- New advanced ways of travelling, marketing and communications can be developed or invented during this time. People will be more inclined towards using alternate ways of communications.
- At the same time, as Rahu represents illusion and Gemini is sign of information, the biggest care we need to take in coming times is against false information and fake news. There will be so much information that it will be hard to know that which info is correct and which is not. Hence, we need to be very careful before believing any information. It can also lead people to talk unnecessarily.
- As Gemini is sign of sexuality too because of the symbolism of Man & Woman and Rahu is all about unusual-ness, we can see some big worldwide movement in favour of LGBT rights.
- So, all the representations of Gemini will see a big rise during this transit and it will be blown out of proportion when towards the end of the year, Jupiter comes in Sagittarius and aspects Rahu in Gemini. We will have similar joint impact of Rahu-Jupiter which we are having right now but in Gemini-Sagittarius axis. At that time, it may be difficult to handle the exploded results of Gemini due to 2 expansive planets’ impact.
House Co-ruled by Rahu – Rahu co-rules Aquarius sign with Saturn. So, whichever house of your chart has Aquarius sign, things related to that house will be manifested during this transit through the house where Gemini falls in your chart. But the actual event is based on chart + dasha + transit. So, just because of 1 transit, we can’t say that event is going to happen.
Rahu’s Natal Position – Rahu’s position in birth chart is very much important here. It will show the overall strength of Rahu in your chart. To know the real strength of Rahu, we need to also check the dignity of planets it is sitting with in birth chart and also the dignity of sign lord.
Dasha – As always, someone going through Rahu MD/AD will feel the full impact of transit. Others will also see some of the results as transit duration of 18 months is long enough to impact the human life.
Nodes Return – Those who are born with Rahu in Gemini in birth chart will also see full results, regardless of dasha, as it is an important transit of Rahu going over Rahu. It is normally called Nodal Return. Likewise, people born with Ketu in Gemini will have semi-nodal return. For more info, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/nodereturn.
Age of Individual – Results of malefic planets largely depend on the age of person as they become mild after attaining maturity age. Rahu’s maturity age is 42 years. So, if you are over 42 or close to 40, things can be beneficial for you. But as it is malefic planet by nature, even benefits will come after much hard work.
Planets in Gemini & Aquarius – Also, if you are born with planets in Gemini, you will see results of those planets too as Rahu transits over them. So, the things that planet is karaka and things related with houses that planet rules will be blown out of proportion. Likewise, as Rahu co-rules Aquarius, the results of any planet in Aquarius will also be impacted and will be manifested through Gemini and the house where Gemini falls.
Rahu’s Aspects – Besides transiting in Gemini, Rahu will also give results of the houses where it aspects through 5th house and 9th house. From Gemini, Rahu will aspect on Libra and Aquarius. So, wherever these 2 signs fall in your chart, will also be effected by Rahu’s transit. Rahu’s aspects are more about educating ourselves and getting rid of illusion of Rahu in Gemini. So, we will be inclined towards exploring or education related with houses where Libra and Aquarius fall in your chart.
Planets Transiting through Gemini – During the same transit of Rahu in Gemini, other planets like Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars will transit through Gemini in due course. So, all these planets will impact and get impacted by Rahu in Gemini.
Rahu transiting over Nakshatras – Last but not the least, Rahu transiting over each nakshatra will give results of that nakshatra and the house where nakshatra lord is placed in birth chart.
- As Rahu moves backwards, Rahu is transiting over Punarvasu in Cancer right now and will continue this transit in Gemini, we will gain knowledge and wisdom. Some sort of hope and optimism will be back in life as Punarvasu literally means Return of Light. It can also mean that we may be desperate for optimism in this time. During this time, we will also see results of Jupiter and the house where Jupiter sits as Punarvasu is ruled by Jupiter.
- When Rahu moves over own nakshatra Ardra, it can bring some major changes in the things related to the house where Rahu is transiting in chart. Again, positive/negative results of change depends on chart + dasha + transit. Transit is the last thing.
- When Rahu moves over Mrigashira, then we can be all desire or ambition oriented and running after our desires to manifest there. During this time, we will also see results of Mars and the house where Mars sits as Mrigashira is ruled by Mars.
Now, the main course.
Please see results of this transit from Ascendant and Moon Sign both. Predictions from Ascendant Sign will show what will actually happen and predictions from Moon Sign will show what our mind desires and how mind will react to such events. Another thing is that when Ascendant and Moon sign both point towards one event that event is more potential to happen. Again, the occurrence of event is based on chart + dasha + transit. Event should be 1st promised by the birth chart, then you should be under dasha which allows the event and then transits can bring the event. As we are looking at last step, it can’t be taken as final word on events to take place but we can get an indication where our focus will be in these 18 months as Rahu will make us gravitate towards things related to the house where it transits.
Aries Ascendant/Aries Moon Sign – For Aries people, Rahu will transit in 3rd house/Gemini of business, travelling & communication after ruling 11th house/Aquarius of Entrepreneurship Gains, Income, Elder Siblings and Desire/Purpose etc. As Rahu is linking 2 houses of business, Aries people can be highly inclined towards having their own business. At least situations may develop such a way that they may be pushed to start their own business. It can also be the time of travelling, especially foreign travelling. They can be inclined towards learning new and unique things. Their courage, ego, will-power can be on high. Their relation with siblings can be unusual one. At the same time, they can have some conflicts at their job setup and some illness can come to father. They should be careful while driving/travelling and avoid high speeds.
Taurus Ascendant/Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Rahu will be in 2nd house/Gemini after ruling 10th house/Aquarius of Father, Career, Work and Fame. It shows that Taurus people can have great gain of wealth from their career, especially if they are in business oriented career. Their source of wealth can be foreign lands or foreign people. At the same time, saving wealth can be tough as Rahu remains a malefic planet. They can have some foreign element in their family environment or they can travel away from family in foreign lands. There can also be some unusual or uniqueness in family matters. It is looking a great transit for Career and Wealth matters as Rahu is impacting all Artha Houses. As Rahu will be 5th from 10th house, it shows happiness from work and career but again, it is more so if person is in business setup.
Gemini Ascendant/Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Rahu will be in 1st house/Gemini of self, life path and overall life after ruling the 9th house/Aquarius of higher education, long distance travels and people of different culture. This transit is all about focusing on self. They should leave everything else aside and now focus on themselves for next 18 months. They should work on themselves, life path and their overall life. They can be inclined towards higher education and their creative pursuits. They can be travelling a lot during this time, especially in foreign lands. They can start their own business and it can be related with knowledge, teaching and counselling. Important transit if someone is ready to give time to self.
Cancer Ascendant or Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Rahu will be in 12th house/Gemini of foreign lands, spirituality and expenses etc after ruling 8th house/Aquarius of Sudden Events, Occult, Mysticism, Changes and Transformations etc. As Rahu and 12th house both represent foreign lands, foreign travel is seen on cards for them. At the same time, they need to restrict their habits of being spendthrift else their expenses and losses can be high. It can also bring expenses related with health issues as 12th house represents hospitals. Health issues can be related with Mercury as it rules Gemini. These are skin, speech or nervous system related. At the same time, they can be inclined spiritually and like to gather lots of information in spiritual matters. They can keep some weird or controversial spiritual views too.
Leo Ascendant or Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Rahu will be in 11th house/Gemini of gains, entrepreneurship, serving humanity etc after ruling 7th house/Aquarius of Business, Masses and Relationship etc. It shows that they can have good gains during this time but again the best gains can be through business setup. They can have R&R and Promotion in job. They can be very social in their networking circles. At the same time, saving money can be tough as Rahu remains a malefic planet. They can have a home shifting. They can have some issues with their elder sibling. Again, best result of this transit is through entrepreneurship and serving a higher cause.
Virgo Ascendant or Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Rahu will be in 10th house/Gemini of career & work after ruling 6th house/Aquarius of Daily Work Life, Disputes, and Diseases etc. It shows a definite inclination towards a career related with business and communication. Again, Rahu is impacting all Artha Houses which makes it beneficial transit for career. They can travel a lot due to their work. There can be some health issues related with father. They can have some issues with authority figures at work. Their fame may expand but again, it is best possible through their own work. Their focus will remain at things at work.
Libra Ascendant or Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Rahu will be in 9th house/Gemini of higher education, long distance travelling etc after ruling 5th house/Aquarius of Creativity, Children, Education and Happiness. It shows that they will be focused towards higher education and travelling related things. They can be inclined towards religious and philosophical studies. They can keep weird and controversial religious views. They can have issues with their teachers. They can be inclined towards higher education of their creative interests. They can find love in different ethnicity, far distant lands or through online mediums. Good transit to learn new things and travel new places.
Scorpio Ascendant or Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpions, Rahu will be in 8th house/Gemin of Occult, Secrecy, Major Changes and Serving other people etc after ruling 4th house/Aquarius of Home, Home Land & Mother etc. It shows that Scorpions will be gravitated towards occult and hidden side of the world. They like to serve people with their research work, business and communications. They should be careful against sudden events and accidents. They can be going through a major change of life. This change can be related with Mother or home. They can travel due to a sudden event. Best results of this transit is when they dedicate themselves in some research oriented work and serve people through it.
Sagittarius Ascendant or Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Rahu will be in 7th house/Gemini of relation, business and masses after ruling 3rd house/Aquarius of communications, interests and skills etc. This transit again links 2 houses of business and dealing with masses. So again, this will make them gravitate towards dealing with people through business and communications. They can feel gravitation towards being in relationship too and if chart + dasha are supportive of relation then they can get into a relationship. But main focus will be interacting with people based on business, communication and skills. It can also make them travel a lot.
Capricorn Ascendant or Capricorn Moon Sign – For Capricorn people, Rahu will be in 6th house/Gemini of daily work life, disputes and diseases etc after ruling 2nd house/Aquarius of Family, Wealth and Speech etc. It shows that they will be focused towards their daily work and career as Rahu is again impacting all career related houses. At the same time, they should be careful about their health matters as this transit can bring some rare or unusual diseases. In times of confusion, go for 2nd diagnosis. Diseases can be related with skin, speech and nervous system. It shows that your wealth can get spent in diseases and disputes. So, please take proactive measures to avoid such circumstances. Overall, focus should be in career matters and try your best to not to get into any conflicts and disputes.
Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign - For Aquarians, Rahu will be in 5th house/Gemini of creativity, education and happiness etc after ruling 1st house/Aquarius of Self, Life Path and Overall Health etc. It shows a whole life path is going towards learning new things, educating yourself and working on your creative pursuits. If chart+dasha is allowing then people can have love relation or child birth too. But overall, the focus will be n finding happiness through education and creativity. They can start business in their creative pursuits too and serve others through their communications. Good time to gain new knowledge.
Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – Last but certainly not the least. For Pisces people, Rahu will be in 4th house/Gemini of home, home land and mother etc after ruling 12th house/Aquarius of Foreign Lands, Isolation and Hospitals etc. This transit will make them gravitate towards home matters, home land and mother. They should take care of their mother’s health. There can be journey from home land to foreign land or vice-versa. They can spend their money on mother or home/real estate matters. They can be working in a home based business setup. Their home environment can be very weird or unusual during this time.
Conclusion – As we can see that focus of this transit will be business, communication, travelling, learning new things and serving people through new knowledge. Have a happy Rahu in Gemini transit.
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