A more detailed version of this article is featured in the book ‘Exalted Planets Part 1 (Revised Edition)’.
Exalted Rahu in Twelfth 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 twelfth 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 twelfth house when it is benefic. Benefic exalted Rahu in the twelfth house of horoscope can bless the native with good results related to profession, finances, wealth, luxuries, fame, recognition, foreign settlement, spiritual growth and several other good results, depending on his overall horoscope.
Looking at profession, exalted Rahu in the twelfth 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 placement of benefic exalted Rahu in the twelfth house of horoscope is a potent yoga for settlement in a foreign country, frequent travels to foreign countries and/or engaging in professions which deal with foreign countries, like exporting various goods. Hence the native is likely to settle in a foreign country and/or he may travel a lot to various countries of the world, as a part of his professional requirement. Such foreign settlement and travels may bless the native with success, money, fame and recognition where their quantum depends on his overall horoscope.
Benefic exalted Rahu in the twelfth house of horoscope can render creative abilities to the native. Hence he may engage in various types of creative fields like he may become an actor, singer, musician, dancer, sportsman or some other type of creative professional. Here also, the native may travel to several countries of the world, as a part of his professional requirement.
Taking an example, suppose benefic exalted Rahu is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Virgo. Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Pisces. Venus is placed in the eleventh house in Leo, benefic Sun is placed in the tenth house in Cancer, benefic Saturn is placed in the third house in Sagittarius and Jupiter is placed in the first house in Libra. In this case, the native may engage in the field of acting. He may possess good acting abilities, he may work in mainstream movies, and he may come across success, money, fame and recognition as an actor. The native may witness an early start to his career and he may start achieving success, right from his first movie.
If benefic Mars is placed in the eleventh house in Leo with Venus, benefic exalted Moon is placed in the eighth house in Taurus and Mercury is placed in the tenth house in Cancer with Sun, the equation may improve. In this case, the native may be born in a family of actors. It means that his father as well as his mother may be well-establish and famous actors. The native may also engage in the field of acting and he may come across very good amount of success, money, fame and recognition as an actor. He may specialize in the genres of action and comedy though he may perform well in the genre of drama also. The native may have a large number of fans and he may become one of the most popular actors of his time. He may possess a certain charisma due to which, he may remain popular among his fans, regardless of successes and failures of his movies. The native may travel a lot to several foreign countries, for professional as well as for personal purposes.
Apart from these, benefic exalted Rahu in the twelfth 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 twelfth house of horoscope can trouble the native with problems related to health, lifespan, addictions, criminal tendencies, profession, finances, reputation, court cases, imprisonment, hospitalization and several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.
Taking an example, suppose malefic exalted Rahu is placed in the twelfth house of a horoscope in Taurus. Malefic Ketu is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio, a malefic combination of Mars and Venus is placed in the fifth house in Libra, benefic exalted Jupiter is placed in the second house in Cancer and Saturn is placed in the third house in Leo. In this case, the native may get addicted to alcohol, smoking and harmful drugs. He may consume them on regular basis, and he may suffer problems related to health, finances and reputation. Such addictions may trouble him with various types of health issues and they may also reduce his lifespan. If there are no grace saving factors in native’s horoscope, he may die before the age of 45, likely due to serious health issues caused by regular consumption of harmful drugs.
If debilitated Moon is placed in the sixth house in Scorpio with Ketu, and Mercury as well as debilitated Sun is placed in the fifth house in Libra with Mars and Venus, the equation may become worse. In this case, the native may use harmful drugs on regular basis as well as in heavy quantities. He may witness serious health issues and he may die before the age of 40, 35, or 30; depending on the finer factors and running times. In this case, the native is likely to die due to drug overdose, especially if he dies before 35.
Apart from these, malefic exalted Rahu in the twelfth house of horoscope can trouble the native with several other problems, depending on his overall horoscope.