A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Rahu in Third 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 third 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 third house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Rahu in the third house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to profession, reputation, authority, recognition, finances, wealth, fame, siblings, colleagues and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Rahu in the third 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 success through various types of professions falling under the domain of travel and/or hospitality. Hence the native may achieve success through tour operating, hotel business, airline business and other likewise professions, depending on his overall horoscope. Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Taurus. Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Scorpio, Venus is placed in the tenth house in Sagittarius, benefic Mercury is placed in the eleventh house in Capricorn, Sun is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius and benefic Moon is placed in the fifth house in Cancer. In this case, the native may engage in hotel industry and he may witness good results. He may get blessed with a high authority post in a chain of luxury hotels and he may witness good amount of success, money and recognition through his profession. The native may also make connections with some influential people across the globe, through his profession.
If benefic Jupiter is placed in the third house in Taurus with Rahu, Saturn is placed in the fifth house in Cancer with Moon, and benefic exalted Mars is placed in the eleventh house in Capricorn with Mercury, the equation may become better. In this case, the native may start his own hotel after the age of 30 and he may witness good results through it. He may witness growth over the years and by the age of 40, he may own a chain of hotels and he may earn very good amount of success, money and recognition through his profession.
After the age of 50, the native may own a chain of luxury hotels and his profits may become even bigger. After the age of 55, he may expand his hotel business to several cities of his own country as well as to several cities of various other countries. Hence the native may own an international chain of luxury hotels and he may earn billions through it. Depending on the finer factors and running times, the native may also deal in travel business or manufacture of luxury cars, though hotel business may still be his primary business.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Rahu in the third house of horoscope can bless the native with several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope. For instance, such placement can bless the native with success through various types of sports, advertisement industry and marketing industry, among other fields.
On the other hand, malefic exalted Rahu in the third house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, profession, finances, reputation, siblings, colleagues and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Such malefic exalted Rahu can trouble the native with setbacks, failures, financial losses, bad reputation, loss of job, discontinuation of profession, litigations and several other types of bad results through his profession, depending on his overall horoscope. Some natives suffering from this placement of malefic Rahu may not find permanent professions till late or very late in their lives. Some other such natives may have to face financial losses and bad reputation whereas some may engage in various types of criminal activities and they may have to face imprisonment along with bad reputation.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the third house of a horoscope in Taurus. Malefic Ketu is placed in the ninth house in Scorpio, malefic Saturn is placed in the tenth house in Sagittarius, Mercury is placed in the eighth house in Libra, Jupiter is placed in the twelfth house in Aquarius and Mars is placed in the sixth house in Leo. In this case, the native may not be able to start his professional career till the age of 30 or even till the age of 35. Though he may temporarily engage in some professions, they may not sustain for more than 6 months or a year. The native may either get fired from the job or he may have to shut down his business due to financial losses, depending on his overall horoscope and running times.
If malefic Venus is placed in the tenth house in Sagittarius along with Saturn, and malefic Sun as well as debilitated Moon is placed in the ninth house in Scorpio with Ketu, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may not find a permanent profession throughout his life and he may only be able to engage in temporary jobs from time to time. He may remain jobless for periods of more than 1 year, many times during his life. If the finer factors and running times are negative in a specific way, the native may witness discontinuation of profession after the age of 45 and he may not be able to get/do any job after this age.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Rahu in the third house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.