The author of Lal Kitab describes Saturn as a serpent and
Rahu and Ketu as its head and tail respectively. As a node of
moon, Rahu shall not provide adverse results so long as 4th house
or moon is not afflicted. He gives good results when Mars
occupies houses 3 and 12, or when Sun and Mercury are in house 3,
or when he himself is posited in 4th house. Rahu further provides
good results if placed together with Mercury or expected by
Rahu offers highly beneficial effects if placed in
houses earlier than Saturn. But if it is otherwise, Saturn
becomes stronger and Rahu acts as his agent. Sun provides very
good results when Rahu is expected by Saturn, but Rahu gives the
effects of a debilitated planet when Saturn is expected by
Rahu gets exalted in houses 3 and 6, whereas he
gets debilitated in houses 8, 9 and 11. 12th house is his
'Pakka Ghar' and he proves highly auspicious in houses
3,4 and 6. Saturn, Mercury and Ketu are his friends, whereas Sun,
Mars and Venus are his enemies. Jupiter and moon are neutral to
If Sun and Venus are placed together in a
horoscope, Rahu will generally provide adverse results.
Similarly, Rahu will provide bad results if Saturn and Sun are
also combined in a horoscope. Here Mars will also become Mars
negative. If Ketu is placed in houses earlier than Rahu, Rahu
will provide adverse results, whereas Ketu's effect would be
Rahu in 1st House
1st house is influenced by Mars and Sun, which is
like a throne. The planet in 1st house is considered to be the
king of all planets.
The native will achieve a position higher than
indicated by his qualification and will obtain good results from
government. Rahu in this house would give the result of exalted
Sun, but it will spoil the fruits of the house in which Sun is
placed. If Mars, Saturn and Ketu are weak only then Rahu would
give bad results, otherwise it will give good results in 1st
house. If Rahu is malefic the native should never take any
electric equipments or blue/black clothes from his in-laws, else
his son could be affected adversely. its malefic result too could
last till the age of 42 years.
1. Offer 400 gm lead in running water .
2. Wear silver in the neck.
3. Mix barley in milk in ratio of 1:4 and offer in running
4. Offer coconut in running water.
Rahu in 2nd House
If Rahu is in benefic form in 2nd house one gets
money, prestige and lives like a king. He will have a long life.
2nd house is influenced by Jupiter and Venus. If Jupiter is
benefic then the native will live the early years of his life in
wealth and comfort. If Rahu is malefic the native will be poor
and have a bad family life, suffer from intestinal disorders. The
native is killed by a weapon and is unable to save money. In the
10th, 21st to 42nd years of his life, he loses wealth by theft
1. Keep a solid silver ball in the pocket.
2. Wear things associated with Jupiter, like gold, yellow
cloth, saffron etc.
3. Keep cordial relations with ones mother.
4. After marriage do not take any electric equipment from
Rahu in 3rd House
It is the 'Pukka Ghar' of Rahu. 3rd house
belongs to Mercury and is influenced by Mars. When Rahu is
benefic the native will enjoy great wealth and a long life. He
will be fearless and a loyal friend. He would be a clairvoyant
for seeing future in his dreams. He will never be issueless. He
will be victorious over his enemies; can never be a debtor. He
would leave behind property. 22nd year of his life would be of
progress. However if Rahu is malefic in 3rd house then his
brothers and relatives would waste his money. His money once
borrowed would never be returned. He would have defective speech
and would be an atheist. If Sun and Mercury are also there (in
3rd house) with Rahu then his sister would become a widow in 22nd
or 32nd year of his life.
1. Never keep ivory or things of ivory in the
Rahu in 4th House
This house belongs to moon, which is an enemy of
Rahu. When Rahu is benefic in this house the native would be
intelligent, wealthy and will spend money on good things. Going
on pilgrimage would be beneficial for him. If Venus is also
benefic then after marriage the native's in-laws could also
become rich and the native would also benefit from them.
When Moon is exalted the native would become very
rich and would benefit from the works or relatives associated
with Mercury. If Rahu is malefic and the Moon is also weak then
the native will suffer from poverty and native's mother would
also suffer. Collecting char coal, altering toilet, installing
oven in the ground and alteration of the roof in the house would
be indicative of malefic.
1. Wear silver.
2. Offer 400 gm coriander or almonds, or both in flowing
Rahu in 5th House
5th house belongs to Sun, which signifies male
offspring. If Rahu is benefic native will be rich, wise, enjoy
good health. He would enjoy good income and good progress. The
native would be a devout or philosopher. If Rahu is malefic it
leads to abortions. After the birth of a son, wife's health
will suffer for twelve years. If Jupiter is also in 5th house
father of native will be in trouble.
1. Keep an elephant made of silver.
2. Abstain from wine, non-vegetarianism and adultery.
3. Remarry your wife.
Rahu in 6th House (Exalted)
This house is influenced by Mercury or Ketu. Here
Rahu is exalted and gives very good results. The native will be
free of all botherations or troubles. The native will spend money
on clothes. The native will be intelligent and victorious. When
Rahu is malefic he will harm his brothers or friends. When
mercury or Mars is in 12th house Rahu gives bad result. The
native suffers from various ailments or loss of wealth. Sneezing
while going to work would give bad results.
1. Keep a black dog.
2. Keep a lead nail in your pocket.
3. Never harm ones brothers/sisters.
Rahu in 7th House
Native will be rich, but wife would suffer. He
would be victorious over his enemies. If the marriage takes place
before twenty one years, it would be inauspicious. He would have
good relations with the government. But if he engages in business
connected with Rahu, like electrical equipments, then he will
have losses. Native would suffer from head ache and if Mercury,
Venus or Ketu is in 11th house, then sister, wife or son would
destroy the native.
1. Never marry before 21st year of age.
2. Offer six coconuts in river.
Rahu in 8th House
8th house is concerned with Saturn and Mars. So
Rahu in this house gives malefic effect. The native would spend
money uselessly on court cases. Family life would be adversely
affected. If Mars is benefic and is placed in 1st or 8th house or
Saturn (benefic) is placed in 8th house, the native will be very
1. Keep a square piece of silver.
2. While sleeping Saunf should be keep under the pillow.
3. Do not work in electricity or power department.
Rahu in 9th House
9th house is influenced by Jupiter. If the native
has good relation with ones brothers and sisters it is fruitful;
else it would adversely affect the native. If the native is not
religious minded then his progeny would be useless for him.
Professions influenced by Saturn would be profitable.
If Jupiter is in 5th or 11th house then it is
useless. If Rahu is inauspicious in 9th house then chances of
begetting a son are less, specially if native files court cases
against one's blood relation. Rahu is in 9th and 1st house is
empty then health could be adversely affected and one gets
insulted and mental problems, specially from olders.
1. Use Tilak of saffron daily.
2. Wear gold.
3. Always keep a dog (it saves ones progeny).
4. Have good relations with your in-laws.
Rahu in 10th House
Keeping ones head uncovered gives the effect of a
debilitated Rahu in 10th house. The good or bad result of Rahu
would depend upon Saturn's position. If Saturn is auspicious
then native would be brave, long lived and rich and get respect
from all quarters. If Rahu in 10th house is with Moon it gives
Raja Yoga. The native is lucky for ones father. If Rahu in 10th
house is malefic then it would adversely affect ones mother or
native's health would also be bad. If Moon is alone in 4th
house then native's eyes are adversely affected. He suffers
from headaches and there is loss of wealth, because of a dark
complexioned person .
1. Use blue or black cap.
2. Cover ones head.
3. Offer 4kg. or 400 gms of 'khand' in a temple, or in
4. Feed blind people.
Rahu in 11th House
11th house is influenced by both Saturn and
Jupiter. Native could be rich as long as his father is alive.
Alternatively, establishing things of Jupiter would help. Native
has wicked friends. He gets money from mean people. After the
death of ones father he should wear gold in the neck. If Mars is
malefic for a native with Rahu in 11th at time of his birth,
there is every thing in his house, but every thing gets destroyed
later. If Rahu in 11th house is malefic then the native has bad
relations with his father or he may even kill him. Planet in 2nd
house would act as enemy. If Jupiter/Saturn are in 3rd or 11th
house then wear iron on the body and drink water in a silver
glass. If ketu is in 5th house then Ketu gives bad results. There
may be diseases of ear, spine, urinary problems etc. There may be
losses associated with business concerned with Ketu.
1. Wear iron. Use silver glass for drinking
2. Never take any electric equipment as a gift.
3. Do not keep blue sapphire, ivory or toys in the shape of
Rahu in 12th House
12th house belongs to Jupiter. It signifies
bedroom. Rahu here gives mental troubles, insomnia. It also leads
to excessive expenditure on sisters and daughters. If Rahu is
with its enemies then it becomes next to impossible to make ends
meet, despite hard labour. It also leads to false allegations.
One may even go to the extreme of contemplating suicide. One has
Telling lies, deceiving others etc. may make Rahu
even more malefic. If some body sneezes at the start of any new
work if gives malefic effect. There may be theft, diseases or
false allegations. If mars is with Rahu here, then it gives good
1. Take your meals in the kitchen itself.
2. Keep Saunf and khand under the pillow for good