A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Rahu in Eighth House
Rahu is exalted in Taurus as well as in Virgo. For the sake of this discussion, we’ll consider both these placements of Rahu. Exalted Rahu is benefic in the eighth house in some cases whereas it turns malefic in some cases. The influences of other benefic and malefic planets on Rahu and the overall theme of horoscope are important criteria when it comes to decide the functional nature of Rahu in a horoscope.
As the number and strength of benefic or malefic planets influencing Rahu in a horoscope increases, Rahu may become more benefic or malefic. The concept of benefic planets turning malefic due to influences of malefic planets, and the concept of malefic planets turning benefic due to influences of benefic planets have been explained in Manglik Dosh section of the book ‘Match Making and Manglik Dosh (Revised Edition)’.
Let’s look at some results which may be given by exalted Rahu in the eighth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Rahu in the eighth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, marriage, profession, finances, authority, fame, reputation and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Rahu in the eighth house of horoscope can help the native achieve success as an astrologer, numerologist, tantric, hypnotist, magician, psychic, healer, spiritual guru, philosopher, researcher, analyst, discoverer, scientist, mathematician, astronaut, astronomer, politician, diplomat, singer, actor, writer, painter, sculptor, musician, dancer, sportsman, architect, fashion designer, dress designer, video game designer, software developer, IT professional, web developer, reporter, journalist, blogger, columnist, anchor, television show host, orator, speaker, teacher, coach, consultant, advisor, doctor, therapist, telecom officer, transport officer, revenue officer, administrative officer, police officer, army officer, fire-fighting officer, naval officer, air force officer, pilot, professional dealing in movie industry, television industry, music industry, book industry, sports industry, media industry, finance industry, education industry, coaching industry, advertisement industry, marketing industry, event management industry, matrimonial industry, software industry, IT industry, investment industry, health industry, pharmaceutical industry, fitness industry, travel industry, food industry, hotel industry, airline industry, cosmetic industry, real estate industry, ecommerce industry, telecom industry, internet industry, website industry, social media industry, manufacturing industry or some other type of professional, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such benefic exalted Rahu can make the native interested in medical field, investigative fields like financial analysis, scientific research and analysis, investigative journalism, investigative law enforcing agencies and other likewise fields. Accordingly, the native may engage in one such field and he may achieve the amount of success indicated by his overall horoscope.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Taurus. Ketu is placed in the second house in Scorpio, Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Leo, benefic Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Pisces, Venus is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn and Mercury is placed in the third house in Sagittarius. In this case, the native may become a doctor. He may engage in medical field and he may come across good amount of success, money and recognition. The native may possess good knowledge of his field and he may specialize in problems related to heart, bones or stomach, depending on his overall horoscope.
If benefic Sun is placed in the fourth house in Capricorn with Venus, benefic Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Leo with Jupiter, and benefic Mars is placed in the fifth house in Aquarius, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may become a cardiologist and he may possess very good knowledge of his field. He may practice at a hospital till the age of 35 or 40 and after this age, he may start his own hospital. The native may come across very good amount of success, money and recognition as a cardiologist. He may witness a lot of growth after the age of 40 and then after the age of 50. By the age of 55, the native may become a well-known cardiologist of his region. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may become one of the best cardiologist of his state or his country and he may have a very high success rate. The native may appear on television programs and he may also write some books on his field of expertise.
Such benefic exalted Rahu can also make the native interested in fields like astrology, spiritualism, tantra, numerology and other likewise fields. The eighth house deals with mysteries, secrets, sudden events, death, healing and transformations among other things. Hence the placement of benefic exalted Rahu in this house can make the native interested in professions which deal with these things. If the overall horoscope is strong and supportive, the native may achieve success in one of these fields.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Rahu in the eighth house of horoscope can bless the native with several other types of good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Rahu in the eighth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, profession, marriage, finances, reputation, accidents, sudden losses, mental disturbances and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Rahu can make the native interested in various types of harmful substances like alcohol and drugs. He may consume them on regular basis, and he may suffer from various types of health problems which may trouble him and reduce his lifespan. Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the eighth house of a horoscope in Taurus. Malefic Ketu is placed in the second house in Scorpio, Mercury is placed in the first house in Libra, Sun is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo and Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Pisces along with Moon. In this case, the native may get addicted to alcohol as well as harmful drugs and he may consume them on regular basis. He may suffer from problems related to health, finances and reputation due to such addictions. Depending on the overall horoscope and running times, the native may die before the age of 60 or 50, due to a fatal health issue caused by regular consumption of harmful substances over a long period of time.
If Venus is placed in the second house in Scorpio with Ketu, Jupiter is placed in the eighth house in Taurus with Rahu, and Mars is placed in the twelfth house in Virgo with Sun, the problem may aggravate. In this case the native may consume harmful drugs on regular basis as well as in heavy quantities. He may suffer from serious health problems and he may die before the age of 45, 40 or even before 35, depending on the finer factors and running times. The native may die because of drug overdose or because of a fatal health issue caused by heavy consumption of drugs.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Rahu in the eighth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.