A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Rahu in Fifth 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 fifth house in many 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 fifth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to love life, children, creativity, fame, reputation, education, profession, finances and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Rahu in the fifth 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.
The fifth house primarily deals with creativity, romance, love life and children among other things. Hence the placement of benefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house in Taurus is a favourable placement when it comes to bless the native with various types of creative abilities. The native with one such placement can achieve success as a singer, actor, dancer or some other type of creative artist, depending on his overall horoscope.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Taurus. Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Scorpio, benefic Venus is placed in the tenth house in Libra, benefic exalted Mercury is placed in the ninth house in Virgo, Sun is placed in the eighth house in Leo and exalted Jupiter is placed in the seventh house in Cancer. In this case, the native may become an actor. He may possess good acting skills, he may work in mainstream movies and he may come across success, money, fame and recognition as an actor. The native may specialize in the genres of drama, romance and comedy.
If benefic exalted Saturn is placed in the tenth house of this horoscope in Libra with Venus, benefic exalted Moon is placed in the fifth house in Taurus with Rahu, and benefic Mars is placed in the ninth house in Virgo with Mercury, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may possess wonderful acting talent and he may witness very good amount of success, money, fame and recognition as an actor. He may be a versatile actor and he may embrace a wide variety of roles with ease.
The native may receive several awards for his acting performances in various movies and he may also receive formal recognition/awards from the government of his country. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may earn billions through movies as well as advertisement endorsements. He may become one of the most successful and popular movie stars of his time and he may keep acting till late in life or till the end of his life. The native may fall in love with a female actor and he may get married to her.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house of horoscope can bless the native with several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope. The placement of benefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house in Taurus is generally more supportive for success through creative fields. On the other hand, the placement of benefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house in Virgo is generally more supportive for achieving success through business, high paying jobs or achieving authority in the house of government.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to children, love life, creativity, profession, reputation, spiritual growth and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope. Exalted Rahu generally works well in the fifth house on its own. It means such Rahu is benefic in majority of cases. It generally turns malefic when influenced by malefic planets or due to the overall theme of the horoscope being malefic.
Malefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to children and this placement can prove more troublesome for female natives. One such native may witness delay in childbirth, medical complications, miscarriages and other problems, depending on her overall horoscope. Taking an example for female native, suppose exalted Rahu is placed in the fifth house of a horoscope in Virgo with malefic Mars and Saturn. Ketu is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces, Venus is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius and Sun is placed in the ninth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may witness delay in the birth of her first child. She may have medical complications related to her reproductive organs and she may need to avail treatment. She may suffer from one or more miscarriages and she may be able to deliver her first alive child after the age of 35 or 40.
If malefic Jupiter is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces with Ketu, Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius with Venus, and debilitated Moon is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, the problem may aggravate. In this case, the native may suffer from serious problems related to her reproductive health and she may not be able to deliver an alive child till the age of 40 or 45. The native may not be able to conceive naturally, she may try to conceive through IVF (in vitro fertilization) but she may not succeed. The native may witness one or more failed IVF procedures before she may have an alive child. If the finer factors and running times are also negative, the native may not deliver an alive child throughout her life, though she may witness two or more miscarriages.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Rahu in the fifth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his/her overall horoscope.