A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Rahu in Sixth 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 sixth 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 sixth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Rahu in the sixth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to health, lifespan, immunity, profession, finances, reputation, fame, authority, recognition and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Rahu in the sixth 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.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Taurus. Benefic Ketu is placed in the twelfth house in Scorpio, benefic Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Virgo, benefic Sun is placed in the first house in Sagittarius, Venus is placed in the second house in Capricorn and benefic Jupiter is placed in the ninth house in Leo. In this case, the native may become a politician. He may engage in politics and he may witness good results. The native may win public election after the age of 30 and he may become a member of state assembly or parliament of his country. If the finer factors and running times are supportive, the native may become a minister in the state government after the age of 35 or 40. He may become health minister or finance minister, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
If benefic Mercury is placed in the first house in Sagittarius with Sun, Mars is placed in the sixth house in Taurus with Rahu, and Moon is placed in the eleventh house in Libra, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may win many public elections during his lifetime and he may become a minister in the state government or national government, more than once during his political career, depending on the finer factors and running times. The native may also become the chief minister of a state or he may hold an important ministry in the national government, if the finer factors and running times are supportive. In case the native becomes a chief minister, he may achieve this post more than once in his life. In case he becomes a minister in national government, he may hold the ministry for health, home, finance, law or defence, more than once in his life.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Rahu in the sixth 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 sixth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, profession, finances, reputation, spiritual growth and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Rahu can develop criminal tendencies in the native. Hence he may engage in immoral and/or illegal activities and he may suffer the consequences. Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the sixth house of a horoscope in Virgo. A combination of malefic Ketu and exalted Venus is placed in the twelfth house in Pisces, Mars is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio, malefic Mercury is placed in the eleventh house in Aquarius and debilitated Jupiter is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn. In this case, the native may become a criminal. He may deal in crimes like woman trafficking, drug trafficking, violent type of crimes, contract killing and/or some other types of crimes, depending on his overall horoscope and running times. He may get caught and he may serve 7 years or more in prison, depending on the finer factors and running times.
If Moon is placed in the sixth house in Virgo with Rahu, Sun is placed in the tenth house in Capricorn with debilitated Jupiter, and Saturn is placed in the eighth house in Scorpio with Mars, the equation may become worse. The native may become the head of a criminal organization which may deal in drug trafficking, woman trafficking, extortions and/or contract killings. He may get caught and he may spend 10 years or more in prison. If the finer factors and running times are negative in a specific way, the native may serve a life sentence or he may get killed in an encounter with a law enforcing agency, before the age of 50.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Rahu in the sixth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.