A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Rahu in Fourth 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 fourth 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 fourth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Rahu in the fourth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to mother, family, education, properties, wealth, vehicles, profession, finances, fame, reputation, authority and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Rahu in the fourth 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 also bless the native with a post of authority in government, through job or through politics, depending on his overall horoscope. Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Virgo. Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Pisces, Mars is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius, benefic Jupiter is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, benefic Moon is placed in the eighth house in Capricorn and benefic Mercury is placed in the fifth house in Libra. In this case, the native may join the army. He may get selected for a high rank in the army and he may witness good amount of success and recognition as an army officer.
If benefic Sun is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio with Jupiter, exalted Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Libra with Mercury, and Venus is placed in the seventh house in Sagittarius with Mars, the equation may improve. In this case, the native may get selected for the highest possible direct rank in the army, by virtue of achieving success in competitive exams. He may witness very good amount of success, recognition and authority as an army officer. The native may lead several important army missions and he may achieve success in most of them. He may also carry out some operations on foreign soils and he may achieve success in most of them. The native may participate in a war/battle and he may put a very good display of courage, bravery, patience and planning. The native may get several awards for performing his duty very well. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may serve at the top of his department before retirement.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Rahu in the fourth 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 fourth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to physical health, mental health, mother, education, wealth, properties, marriage, profession, finances, reputation and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Rahu can trouble the native with various types of problems related to his mother. The native may stay away from his mother due to various reasons. Looking at some of them, his parents may get divorced and he may live with his father, his mother may be a criminal and she may serve time in prison, she may be a mental patient and she may spend time in a mental asylum or some other reason. In an extreme case, the native may lose his mother to death during his childhood or young age, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Rahu can trouble the native with various types of health problems, especially those related to mental health. Malefic Rahu in the fourth house of horoscope is one of the biggest factors in many cases where the natives suffer from various types of mental/psychological problems. Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the fourth house of a horoscope in Taurus with malefic exalted Moon. Malefic Ketu is placed in the tenth house in Scorpio, Saturn is placed in the sixth house in Cancer, Sun is placed in the second house in Pisces and Mercury is placed in the third house in Aries. In this case, the native may suffer from anxiety, restlessness, depression, vertigo, insanity, split personality disorder (schizophrenia), bipolar disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), delusional disorder, dyslexia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease or some other likewise problem, depending on his overall horoscope. The native may suffer a lot due to such issues and he may have to spend some time in a mental asylum, apart from availing regular treatment/therapy for his mental problems.
If debilitated Mars is placed in the sixth house of this horoscope in Cancer with Saturn, Venus is placed in the third house in Aries with Mercury, and debilitated Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Capricorn, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may suffer from a serious mental disorder and he may have to spend many years in a mental asylum. If the finer factors and running times are negative in a specific way, the native may die in a mental asylum or he may commit suicide in a bout of depression.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Rahu in the fourth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.