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Which house is bad for Rahu?



Rahu is known as the Dragons Head, it is a Chaya Graha or a shadow planet and Rahu always gives bad results to the native even if it is in a very strong position. However, there are some houses in Vedic Astrology where Rahu is not considered good and it often gives very bad results.

Rahu in these houses which are 1st house, 4th house, 5th house, 7th house, 8th house may give bad results as these houses relate to some of the most important things in life. As we known Rahu in the 10th house is considered to be very auspicious and it is often considered as Raj Yoga. However, Rahu in the 10th house even though it makes the native successful in his career may destroy the relationship with his father. Similar is the case with Rahu in the 9th house.

So, In reality, Rahu causes lots of troubles in our lives. Rahu is the so called “Illusion”, “Confusion”, “Fake reality”, “Greed” and “Maya” or “Desire”. In fact our goal in life itself is to conquer Rahu or our desires of life and achieve freedom or Moksha. The person facing Rahu Maha Dasha faces lots of troubles, his mind gets completely confused and the person may feel that nothing in life is working properly. This is what Rahu can do to a person and this is why we see people who are millionaires coming down to poverty. Rahu is also the Shadow of Shani and it gives results similar to the planet Saturn.

Rahu has three aspects, that is the 5th, 7th and 9th aspect and our ancient Rishis have given Rahu the same aspect as Jupiter. The reason is because Rahu and Ketu are also the planets that can help the person attain Moksha. They are the bad things in life, so called the Dark side of life and the workings of Nature is such that just like there is the good half, there has to be a dark half in order for the nature to maintain balance.

It is said that no matter how strong or good one’s Rahu is, it is still a Dark Planet that gives bad results. If a person has a bad Rahu, it may trouble him a lot in life, sometimes, his life changes completely. Just like a burning hot red coal that if someone, takes it on their hand, it completely burns his hand. However, if a person has a strong Rahu, that black coal may now be cold but it still leaves its black marks on a persons hand if he catches it. Such is the case with Rahu.

Today, we will look at some of the effects of Rahu in all the houses that it gives Bad result to.

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Rahu in the 4th house

Rahu in the 4th house is not considered to be a good position because it is the house of mother, home, family, property and peace & happiness. Here, especially Rahu may destroy the relationship with mother, either the person’s mother may face health problems or the native may have to live away from his mother. The native could also have to live away from his homeland. This could actually be a good position for foreign lands and foreign travel for work or settlement.

Rahu in the 4th house creates lots of trouble for the person at home. He may actually do very well in his career and job, but as soon as he comes back home, he finds himself in arguments, fights and unnecessary troubles at home.

However, Rahu in the 4th house is a great position for politics and government job. Here the person can get great success in the fields of government and politics and he will earn lots of wealth because Rahu here directly aspects the 10th house where it gets strong.

But although Rahu in the 4th house does gives problems regarding health. In one case, Rahu gives lots of career success, but harms the individual in terms of health. Here Rahu can also make the person spend his money on unnecessary things which can make the person lose his wealth. The native may spend his money lavishly.

Overall, Rahu in the 4th house is not considered good. The core reason being the 4th house which is one’s home and homeland and mother. The bad effects of Rahu becomes more prominent in the Rahu Maha Dasha of the person.

Rahu in the 5th house

Rahu in the 5th house both for Men and Women is not considered good as the 5th house is the house of Children. The 5th house represents one’s education, romance, creativity and intelligence.

Here Rahu being in the 5th house completely destroys the fruits of the house. It creates delays in child birth, hampers one’s education and the person may not like to study or complete his education at all.

The native can suffer from diseases related to stomach.

Rahu is an unpredictable planet and it often gives results unexpectedly. Therefore, Rahu being in the 5th house may weaken the person’s Bhagya or Fate. The person may find himself facing difficulties getting jobs or opportunities of growth in career in his life. However, suddenly he may find an opportunity that can completely change his life.

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However, Rahu in the 5th house is great for wealth as such people can earn lots of money in their life. They can make money from lottery, trading, gambling and share market. However, Rahu in the 5th house can make the person short tempered. Such natives can become angry very easily and they are often very irritable.

Rahu in the 7th house

They say that Mars in the 7th house makes a person Manglik. We may argue with the fact that yes Mars creates problems in the married life of the person. Person having Manglik Dosh has a difficult time sustaining marriage, because he goes against the laws of marriage. Marriage means understanding, accepting faults, forgiving, compromising, romance and emotions.

People who are Manglik, are often very much straightforward, and they often fail to understand their fellow partner and even if they do, they still face problems due to their aggressive nature as Mars is very strong in Manglik people. However, our Ancient Rishis still say that if a Manglik Marries a Manglik, the marriage will be saved. That’s true because when both the partners are of the same nature, even though they may fight, argue today, the next day they become friends and forget what had happen. This is very difficult for people to do who are non-manglik.

However, If Rahu is in the 7th house, it creates a whole new level of difficulty in marriage. The person may doubt his spouse, or either the person’s spouse doubts him. Rahu creates fire in the marriage and makes the person confused. Rahu may fill the person with unnecessary worries about marriage. The person often faces frequent arguments with his spouse.

Rahu also makes the person have quick temper, fills the person with anger problems and irritability. Although, Rahu does makes the person have great charisma, become good in politics and government, however it destroys the person with the emotions of greed and excessive desire. The person may indulge himself in extra-marital affairs.

Such people may have a hard time doing business or even Job. In one case, the business grows but suddenly unexpected expenses arrive and destroys the persons wealth. The person may fail to use his intelligence in order to sustain his business.

This is the reason why people when they are having problems at job, they leave the job and without thinking, they start a business investing a lot of money. Rahu makes the person have great ambition and hopes for business, until he finds out that he is left with no money and his business fails. This is how Rahu can destroy a person in the 7th house.

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This mostly happens during the Maha Dasha of Rahu where Rahu completely troubles the person, makes his logic and intelligence work against him and takes him to make wrong decisions in life. This is the reason why, it is important to not do any important work or make important decisions during Rahu Maha Dasha.

Rahu in the 8th house

Rahu in the 8th house makes the person have unnecessary thoughts. He may worries about unnecessary things, especially things related to tantra and mantra. He may feel that someone has done black magic upon him.

This is one of the bad combinations of Rahu and Ketu because Rahu here directly aspects the 12th house. The 12th house is the house of Expenditure, Expenses, Court, and hospitals. Here Rahu may make the person spend a lot of money.

On the other Hand, Ketu in the 2nd house directly aspects the 6th house of Debt. Here Ketu can provoke the person to get into debt, take loans in order to make more money. In this combination of Rahu in the 8th house, the person can become strangled into the loop of debt and expenditure. if Mars is not aspecting the 6th house or If Mars is not in the 6th house, then there is no doubt, the person should not take loans at all.

Here Rahu also aspects the 10th house and due to this, it creates problems in the career of the person. He may not be able to work properly or do his best at job and Ketu aspect in the 3rd house makes the person work on unnecessary things that bring no value at all.

Due to all of this, the person gets into the trap of Rahu and Ketu and this mostly happens in the Rahu Maha Dasha.


Rahu in other houses still creates some problems, as we talked about, Rahu in the 10th house is seen to give great results in terms of career, however, it makes the father of the person suffer. A native’s father may suffer from diseases related to bones and it may break the relationship with father.

Overall, Rahu always creates problems in a persons life, and with both Rahu and Ketu, upto 8 houses are affected. However, If Rahu is in the 1st house, 4th house, 5th house, 7th house, 8th house, the native faces a tough challenge with Rahu because Rahu here affects some of the most important things and aspects of life, like marriage, children, career, fate and Bhagya.