The Moon's orbit and the earth's orbit intersect and
these two intersecting points are known as North Node
( Rahu ) and the South Node ( Ketu ). These orbits
differ by 8 degrees. They are mathematical points
which influence human behaviour. Hence great
importance has been assigned to these Nodes in
The role of the North Node ( Rahu ) in Horoscopy
North Node's Effects in the 12 Houses
Rahu in the Ascendant
Rahu in the Ascendant makes one disease-prone and lazy.
Will lack mercy, wealth, happiness, righteousness and happiness
from children. Won't have much longevity. Will be subject to
the temptations of the flesh.
But if Rahu is in the signs of Cancer, Taurus or Aries, these
effects will be invalid as he is powerful in these signs.
Rahu in the Second House
Will have less wealth. May be sunk in debts. Will be diplomatic
but then diplomacy is a dignified form of concealed hypocrisy.
Will be anger-prone. May have diseases on the face. All malefic
planets in the second are adverse for wealth.
Rahu in the Third House
Will have a high opinion of oneself. Will have the power of
attraction. Will be liberal and spendthrift. This postion of the
North Node confers good longevity as the Upachayas ( 3,6,
10 & 11 houses are good for malefics ). This also is a
Kubera Yoga - a position for wealth.
Rahu in the Fourth House
Medical Astrology postulates that heart may be afflicted
if any malefic is posited in the fourth. ( As the Fourth House
rules the heart ). Will be devoid of happiness, landed
properties, relatives and conveyances. All relatives
will become your enemies. This position of the North Node
is detrimental to getting legacy from mother.
Rahu in the Fifth House
Will have less progeny, only one son. Will be anger-prone.
Will be abandoned by relatives. Will lack guts needed for
success. Will be selfish and self-oriented.
Rahu in the Sixth House
Medical Astrology postulates that if a malefic is posited
in the sixth, stomach disorders will haunt the native. Will have prosperity and along with prosperity, enemies.
Will be virtuous, Will be famous, Will have good digestive power.
Will be victorious but will have to face enemy trouble. Will be
a commander and will be skilled in combat. Will be a lord with a
lot of subordinates. Digestive tract disorders indicated. High
Rahu in the Seventh House
Will be a spendthrift ignoring economic prudence. Will lack
general happiness and intelligence. Will give priority to liberty.
Will be disease-prone. Will be devoid of marital happiness.
Will have to face humiliation. May be insulted by women. Body may be tormented by ill health. Will be traveling a lot.
Rahu in the Eighth House
Will be subject to persecution and calumny. Will have less
longevity. Will lack happiness from progeny. This position
of the North Node indicates Karmic backlog. Will be
devoid of relatives and wealth. Will be melancholic &
sorrowful. Will be quarrelsome and will be fastidious.
Will have to face defeat in many situations.
Rahu in the Ninth House
This is a Raja Yoga ( regal power ) causing Rahu. Napolean
had this yoga ( Libra rising, Rahu in Gemini ). Will have wealth,
relatives and sons. Will have reverence for the preceptors and
devotion to spiritual people. May harm the father. Will be devoid
of Dharma. ill be a misogynist.
Rahu in the Tenth House
Will be famous and endowed with professional skill. Will be
fond of war and the battlefield. Will not hesitate to do evil
acts. Will be adventurous and will have a lot of consorts.
This dominance of Rahu on the Meridien is capable
of conferring regal status, knowledge and valor.
Rahu in the Eleventh House
Will be wealthy with high education. Will have good longevity and
a lot of good subordinates. Will have high professional skill. Will be
strong and will be prosperous Will have high longevity and humble.
Will enjoy all comforts.
Rahu in the Twelfth House
Will be averse to committing sins publicly. Will be subject to health
hazards. Will have eye troubles and will be devoid of sons and wealth.
Will be weak and may fall from profession. T his adverse position of
Rahu is not good from the perspective of profession as a fall is imminent.