Planet Rahu is one of the most powerful planets that Hindus fear the most. It’s given the tag of being malefic. However, expert astrologers contradict this belief. According to Vedas, Rahu is the planet of past life desires. It makes a person act upon an unfulfilled past life wish, propelling the native towards finishing an unfinished goal. Having said that, Rahu, without a doubt, makes a person rebellious and stubborn too. When angry, Rahu is indeed an ardent enemy. 


Legends of Rahu in Astrology 

Rahu was never supposed to be Planet. The first-ever mention of Rahu is as Svarbhanu, a demon, in Hindu Vedas and the ancient story of Samudra Manthan. According to mythological legends, once gods and demons churned the ocean to find Amrit (the elixir of immortality). Alongside Amrit, Vish (Poison) was also extracted. A serious fight erupted as to who should get the poison. To settle the fight, Lord Shiva drank the Vish (it turned his throat blue; hence, he is also known as Neel Kanth, meaning blue throat). Despite Shiva consuming the poison, the Gods and Demons were still fighting over Amrit. Lord Brahma feared that if the demons would get Amrit, they would turn immortal and harm the people on Earth. Seeing Brahma worried, Lord Vishnu took the form of a very attractive woman, Mohini to bewitch the demons. The plan worked and all demons forgot about Amrit except for one, Svarbhanu. He disguised as a God and sat down to consume Amrit. Surya (the Sun) and Chandra (the Moon) recognized Svarbhanu. They informed Lord Vishnu. Vishnu immediately severed the head of Svarbhanu, but it was too late. The demon had already consumed Amrit and was immortal. So, he didn’t die. Instead, his head was named Rahu and his body was named Ketu. Since Surya and Moon had informed Lord Vishnu, Rahu is an enemy of the Sun and Moon


Significance of Rahu in Astrology 

According to Vedic astrology, Rahu doesn’t have a house of its own. But since it’s very powerful, when it sits in a house, its relationship with the other planets in that house affects the life of the native. If happy and pleased, Rahu blesses the natives with success, wealth, good health, fame, and peace and happiness. But, if it casts an evil eye, the natives suffer from mental confusion. Such people suffer from Rahu Mahadasha. They make poor decisions, lose reputation and respect, develop addictions and get jailed, and lose wealth.

Rahu is a rebellious planet. The only planet that has the power and wisdom to control Rahu is Jupiter. Hence, astrologers usually suggest pleasing Jupiter if Rahu gets angry and casts an evil eye. 


Meaning of Rahu Transit 

The movement of Rahu (alongside Ketu) through all zodiac signs and houses is known as Rahu transit. Since Rahu sits in a house for 18 months (1.5 years), it means, the transit from one zodiac to the other takes 18 long months. Rahu is, thus, the second slowest moving planet after Saturn that takes 2.5 years. 


Effects of Rahu Transit on All Zodiac Signs 

There will be no Rahu transit in 2021. The planet will sit in the same house in each zodiac sign where it was sitting in 2020.

Rahu in Ariesin 2021 will be a good time for the natives in a lot of ways. The natives will taste monetary gains and appreciation at work. The career will flourish and the relationships with children will improve. However, the natives will not get support from their spouses and their married life will remain disturbed. Rahu in Taurusin 2021 will be a very challenging time for the natives. Rahu will create illusions and the natives might not be able to understand who’s their friend and who’s the enemy. These people will go through an extremely stressful time due to confusion and anxiety. However, even during this time of stress, they will get the support of their siblings. Hence, it is advised to trust nobody else other than your siblings to make the right decisions. Rahu in Gemini in 2021 will bring mixed results. The natives will land in a major financial crisis during the first 7-8 months of the year. But, the situation will improve towards the end of the year. There are also chances that the natives might get a chance to travel to a foreign country towards the end of the year. Rahu in Cancerin 2021 will be a fantastic time for the natives. There’ll be major monetary gains and the love life will flourish too. The natives will also get a lot of respect and support from colleagues at work. Rahu inLeoin 2021 will yield overall satisfactory results. The natives might face challenges at work towards the beginning of the year. But, later on, not only will they succeed at work and make more money, but will also get to bond with their families like never before. Rahu in Virgo in 2021 will bring failure for the working class but will make students very lucky. The working class will not have a peaceful relationship with colleagues. However, students might be able to go abroad for higher education. Rahu in Libra in 2021 is very inauspicious. The natives might retort to illegal means to earn money. It will create the chances of getting arrested. The natives will have to go through a very hard patch of stress and anxiety. Rahu in Scorpio in 2021 will make the natives very lucky on the career front. The natives who own a business will earn huge profits and the working class might get a big promotion and an even bigger raise. However, their married life will hit the rocks. The natives will have frequent fights with their partners that will affect their mental health badly. Rahu in Sagittarius in 2021 will be a bag of rewards and failures. Students taking competitive exams will be rewarded if they work hard. But, married people will experience failures. Success at work will not come easily. It will make the natives short-tempered that, in turn, will create disputes in married life. Rahu in Capricornin 2021 will make the first 7-8 months full of miseries. The natives will do poorly in their studies and will fail to get recognition at work. The love life will be stressful too. However, towards the end of the year, things will improve. Rahu in Aquarius in 2021 will be good. The natives will be able to make logical decisions at work and will be able to give time to their spouses too. The only concern would be the health of their parents. Rahu in Pisces in 2021 will make the natives invincible. These people will gain sudden wealth and might get promoted to very important roles at work. The love life will flourish too. The natives will succeed in everything they do.