A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Rahu in First 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 first 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 first house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Rahu in the first house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, immunity, vitality, physical strength, status, profession, finances, authority, luxuries, pleasures, fame and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Rahu in the first 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 bless the native with various types of creative abilities. Hence the native may achieve success as an actor, singer, dancer, musician or some other type of creative professional, depending on his overall horoscope. Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus. Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, exalted Venus is placed in the eleventh house in Pisces, benefic Mercury is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius and benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Virgo. In this case, the native may become an actor, he may work in movies as well as in television programs and he may earn good amount of success, money and fame.
If benefic Sun is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius with Mercury, benefic Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Virgo with Moon, exalted Jupiter is placed in the third house in Cancer and Mars is placed in the sixth house in Libra, the equation may improve. In this case, the native may work in mainstream movies and he may witness very good amount of success, money, fame and recognition as an actor. The native may possess very good acting skills and he may do especially well in the genres of drama and romance. He may receive several awards for his acting performances in various movies. The native may also work in some foreign movies and he may achieve good results. He may have a large number of fans across the globe and he may earn billions through the field of acting.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Rahu in the first house of horoscope can bless the native with several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Rahu in the first house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, personality, children, love life, father, spiritual growth, profession, finances, reputation and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope. Such malefic exalted Rahu can make the native interested in consuming harmful substances like tobacco, alcohol and various types of drugs. If the overall horoscope is negative, the native may get addicted to them and he may suffer losses on various fronts.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the first house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic Mars. Ketu is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio, Venus is placed in the sixth house in Libra, debilitated Saturn is placed in the twelfth house in Aries and Moon is placed in the eighth house in Sagittarius. In this case, the native may get addicted to harmful substances, especially drugs of various types. He may consume them on regular basis and he may suffer losses on the front of health, finances and reputation, among other things. Regular drug consumption may create various types of health issues which may trouble the native and which may reduce his lifespan. Hence the native may die before the age of 40, unless there are grace saving factors in his horoscope.
Looking at such factors, suppose a benefic combination of Sun and exalted Mercury is placed in the fifth house of this horoscope in Virgo, and Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Aquarius. In this case, the native may consume harmful substances but he may keep things under control. the native may not witness serious health issues and he may live beyond the age of 50 or 60, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at a different variation, suppose the recent placements of Sun, Mercury and Jupiter are annulled. Suppose debilitated Sun is placed in the sixth house in Libra with Venus, Mercury is placed in the seventh house in Scorpio with Ketu, and malefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the third house in Cancer. In this case, the native may consume harmful drugs in heavy quantities and he may suffer from serious health issues. The native may die before the age of 40 or even before the age of 30, depending on the finer factors and running times.
Malefic exalted Rahu in the first house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to profession. Hence the native may witness setbacks, financial losses, bad reputation, loss of job, failures, sudden unfortunate events, litigations, court cases and several other types of problems, depending on his overall horoscope. If such malefic exalted Rahu is supported by other malefic planets as well as by an overall negative horoscope, the native may witness complete shut down of his business, on account of heavy financial losses or due to some unfortunate incident. The native may also face court cases and he may have to spend time in prison.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Rahu in the first house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.