Rahu in Uttarashadha Nakshatra
“Duty comes FIRST” – this one line defines the basic essence of Uttarashadha Nakshatra. These fellows are highly service oriented by nature and they simply love to live life by expanding their network of friends. Needless to say that this nature of being friendly, being warm and extending help to people from all walks of life provides them an excellent platform to operate as a good social worker, politician or an able administrator. When it comes to Uttarashadha – you must realize that the person has certain values, principles based on which he or she operates in this human world.
Although Uttarashadha falls in the Saturnian sign of Capricorn – still the light of the SUN makes Uttarashadha a star of high social status. Uttarashadha ruled by Sun is last star of Sun in the zodiac cycle. In Kritika Sun is in action mode, trying to establish the foundation – in Uttaraphalguni Sun has finally established the foundation – whereas in Uttarashadha – Sun has attained the peak of success – the peak of height. However it is necessary to remember – that where there are peaks – at the same place there are also deep valleys!
Rahu in Uttarashadha may provide the potential to attain the peak of success but to this side of success story – there is also another side and that side is the story of many sacrifices, many difficulties that is never revealed to the society.
The society just SEES THE SUCCESS that these natives achieve – however they do not see the many struggles, sacrifices and difficulties that these native had to go through to attain the peak of success in their career.
It is necessary to remember – that the taller the tree grows the deeper it also goes beneath the ground! That’s its balance! And so these natives – especially the evolved souls having Rahu in Uttarashadha understands the significance of living a balanced life.
Interestingly Rahu in Capricorn natives are attracted naturally towards Rahu in Cancer natives – this is indeed a new subject – the dynamic of Rahu to Rahu attractions!
Rahu in Cancer is more focused on self growth – whereas Rahu in Capricorn is more focused on career growth. Rahu in Cancer makes you introvert, Rahu in Uttarashadha makes you extrovert. Rahu in Cancer is emotional – Rahu in Uttarashadha is practical. And this quality of practicality becomes an asset on which Rahu in Uttarashadha natives build the empire of their material successes.
Rahu Uttarashadha natives simply believe that :
“Without vision you don’t SEE. And without PRACTICALITY the bills don’t get paid.”
If you have a husband or wife having Rahu in Uttarashadha then you don’t have to worry much about bank savings or money as such because these natives through their practicality ensure that you never run out of money. As long as you remain with these natives – you will never fall short of money because they know very well the art of earning money!
Rahu Uttarashadha are not just good at making money but they also are good when it comes to saving money for the rainy day!
Capricorn is the only zodiac sign that by nature is stingy – and so it is good in saving money. And because it is good in saving money – it has given birth to many rich men and women across this world – because the formula is simple – the more you are stingy – the more you go on saving and the more you go on saving money the more you continue to become richer and richer.
Rahu in Capricorn simply exaggerates the nature of saving which is not a bad quality but anything done TOO MUCH becomes an obsession and obsession leads to miseries.
Sun and Capricorn – both are highly ambitious by nature. And so natives having Rahu in Uttarashadha does extremely well in their career simply because they are good in dealing with people, they understand the dynamics of establishing and maintaining relationships and as mentioned in the very beginning of this sharing that these native are good in social networking and all of these qualities gives them a lead in their political career if they are politicians and indeed natives having Rahu in Uttarashadha does extremely well in Politics.
Remind me of the Late President of India – Sri Pranab Mukherjee. The only man who could have saved the Congress part from sinking had he been given the authority to lead the party. He was called as the “Sankat Mochan” (problem solver) when UPA was in power. A highly diplomatic and good hearted person – Sri Pranab Mukherjee is indeed a shining example of Rahu in Uttarashadha Nakshatra.
Capricorn is closely associated with Politics, Sun is highly opinionated and has its own ideology and Rahu is indeed a born politician – and so Rahu in Uttarashadha does provide a very strong political inclination which if receives good support from other planets in the chart then the person can rise high in his or her political career. Sri Pranab Mukherjee became the President of India – he had a very strong political background, he came from a political family.
In picture with PM Modi. PM Modi bows before Pranab Mukherjee to seek his blessings. Prime Minister Narendra Modi describes President Pranab Mukherjee as a “university in himself”. Prime Minister Modi quotes:
“President Sri Pranab Mukherjee is a university in himself. He is an ocean of knowledge. If anybody asks me what is the biggest benefit of becoming the Prime Minister, I will say that I got an opportunity to be close to him. Whenever I meet him, he is so full of knowledge that he explains everything so minutely along with his own personal experience.” – PM Modi
Such is the potential of Rahu in Uttarashadha – that you can attain the height of success in your professional career – be it in politics or any field of service.
Rahu in Uttarashadha is a ‘special fuel’ that can drive you to great heights of success – especially if you are an artist, a dancer or a singer! Reminds me of Elvis Presley – the American singer and actor. Dubbed as the “King of Rock and Roll”, he is regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century.
Recognized as the best-selling solo music artist of all time by Guinness World Records, Presley was commercially successful in many genres, including pop, country, R&B, adult contemporary, and gospel. He won three Grammy Awards, received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award at age 36, and has been inducted into multiple music halls of fame.
Elvis Presley had Rahu in Uttarashadha Nakshatra. And he was not only a great legendary singer and actor but also a great human being who believed in Jesus.
Uttarashadha is ruled by SUN and SUN cannot stand LIES – SUN is all for the TRUTH. You can see this quality of seeking the TRUTH – believing in the TRUTH – emphasized by RAHU in UTTARASHADHA. Elvis Presley himself was a follower of the TRUTH.
Elvis Presley – the man who took the whole world in his hands by his mind blowing performances – dies at an early age of 42.
The other person that I am reminded of is the famous American talk show host, television producer, actress, author – Oprah Winfrey. Inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame Oprah Winfrey has won many accolades throughout her career which includes 18 Daytime Emmy Awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award. The most common line for all the successful Rahu in Uttarashadha Nakshatra natives is that they all are born in poor family but with their talent, skills and determination they rose to great heights thereby becoming rich and famous. Oprah Winfrey was born in poor family as well as Elvis Presley was also born in poor family. And who knows there must be many men and women having Rahu in Uttarashadha Nakshatra – who may have attained peak of success but remained unknown to the public in general!
Uttarashadha being a Nakshatra of Sun – it brings a certain level of individuality to the native. The native loves to live his or her life by being yourself.
Being significant – is a quality of SUN. And Uttarashadha the nakshatra of SUN falling in a ambitious hard working sign of Capricorn does make you significant and when you become significant, success follows you naturally!
It is difficult to demotivate or discourage a native having Rahu in Uttarashadha Nakshatra – simply because he or she focused on NOT what people say about them but what they know about themselves!
The qualities of SUN – Uttarshadha – and the foundation of SATURN (Capricorn) is very cleverly utilized by Mr. Rahu. The other word for RAHU is CLEVER.
Being clever can help you attain success in material world – but that’s all. The other world – the unseen world – the spiritual world is accessible only when you stop being clever and start becoming wise.
In this material world – people would always want you to be clever. Reminds me of a beautiful story…
There was a young man and his name was Bhola. And he was just like his name – Bhola means innocent. His sweet smile, his beautiful eyes, his innocence – God loved this man. And when Bhola used to pray – his prayer was also very simply – he would simply sit on the ground – fold his hands and say “God I love you and so I have no questions to ask, no complaints to make – I simply love you.”
That’s all what his prayer was! And people of the town simply made fun of him. They started calling him an idiot. They would say “You are an idiot.” Slowly slowly his father, his mother, his uncles, the neighbors, and everybody started calling him an idiot. And then when everybody starts calling you an idiot – it is natural that you also would start believing that you must be an idiot. How can so many people be wrong?
Days passed and Bhola became old but still people would continue to perceive him as an idiot. He tried hard to change the perception of the people but it was not possible. That is very human. Once a man goes mad he may become normal again but nobody is going to take him as normal. He may do something normal but you will suspect that there must be something insane about it. And your suspicion will make him hesitant and his hesitancy will make your suspicion stronger; then there is a vicious circle. So Bhola tried in every possible way to look wise, to do wise things, but whatsoever he did people would always say it was idiotic.
Then one day – in his town came an old Sufi Saint. And the Sufi Saint stayed beneath a tree – a huge banyan tree. Bhola was walking on the road when he came across this Sufi Saint. Bhola was take aback. Because the same Sufi Saint had been appearing his dream for last ten years. His eyes became wet, tears started flowing through his eyes – he rushed towards the Sufi Saint and the Sufi Saint – his name was Baba Farid. And Baba Farid was one of the greatest Sufi Saint that the world had ever known – his way was very unique – he was very tall and very humorous by nature. People would simply love to be in his omni presence. But at this time – there was nobody around him – he was alone and Bhola rushed and touched his feet…..Baba Farid looked very strict from outside but from inside he was very soft and sweet. Looking at Bhola – Baba said “ Bhola for what have you come to me? What is it that you want from me?”
Bhola was surprised because he was meeting Baba for the first time in his life and yet Baba knew his name! Bhola said “Baba please help me to get out of this locked state. I am sealed in. They don’t let me out; they have not left any window or door open so that I can jump out. And whatsoever I do, even if it is exactly the same as they do, still I am an idiot. They call me idiot from the day I was 15. What should I do?”
Baba Farid smiled and said “Do just one thing. Whenever somebody says, ’Look how beautiful the sunset is,’ you say, “you idiot, prove it! What is beautiful there? I don’t see any beauty. You prove it.’ If somebody says, ’Look at that beautiful rose flower,’ catch hold of him and tell him, ’Prove it! What grounds have you to call this ordinary flower beautiful? There have been millions of rose flowers. There are millions, there will be millions in the future; what special thing has this rose flower got? And what are your fundamental reasons which prove logically that this rose flower is beautiful?’
“If somebody says,’This book of Leo Tolstoy is very beautiful,’ just catch hold of him and ask him,’Prove where it is beautiful; what is beautiful in it? It is just an ordinary story — just the same story which has been told millions of times, just the same triangle in every story: either two men and one woman or two women and one man, but the same triangle. All love stories are triangles. So what is new in it?”‘
The man said, “That’s right. I will follow your orders.”
Baba Farid said, “Don’t miss any chance, because nobody can prove these things; they are unprovable. And when they cannot prove it, they will look idiotic and they will stop calling you an idiot. Next time, when I return, just give me the information how things are going.”
Days and months passed by. After five years Baba Farid comes to the same town. And before he could meet Bhola – the idiot, people of the town came and said to Baba Farid ““A miracle has happened. We had an idiot in our town; he has become the wisest man. We would like you to meet him.”
Baba Farid knew who that “wisest man” was. He said, “I would certainly love to see him. In fact I was hoping to meet him.”
Baba Farid was taken to the idiot and the idiot said, “You are a miracle-worker, a miracle man. The trick worked! I simply started calling everyone an idiot, stupid. Somebody would be talking of love, somebody would be talking of beauty, somebody would be talking of art, painting, sculpture, and my standpoint was the same: ’Prove it!’ And because they could not prove it, they looked idiotic. And it is a strange thing. I was never hoping to gain this much out of it. All that I wanted was to get out of that confirmed idiocy. It is strange that now I am no longer an idiot, I have become the most wise man, and I know I am the same — and you know it too.”
Baba Farid smiled and said, “Never tell this secret to anybody else. Keep the secret to yourself. This is how things go on in this human world.”
This human world is a shallow world. In this world – you are judged based on the questions you ask – and not the answers you give! Always remember – question is of the MIND – answer is of the HEART.
The more you are caught up in your mind – the more you would have questions and the more questions you have the more you would be considered as CLEVER and INTELLECTUAL by this human world. The more you are engrossed in your heart – the more you would have answers but no questions! And a man who has no questions is labelled by this shallow human world as an idiot! That is why Baba Farid advised Bhola to start asking questions – and then when he started asking questions suddenly he became the most clever man of the town! Strange is this human world and strange are its ways!
Rahu in Uttarashadha however is a perfect placement that signify that the person is clever.
Being clever is not bad – but being wise is much better than being clever! A wise person would simply never get in a situational problem by avoiding it completely while a clever person may get in a difficult situation which he would have to resolve by being clever!
Overall for practical life – for living in a material world – this Rahu in Uttarashadha is a perfect placement because it provides you with all the intellectualism and cleverness that you need to carve a way for yourself.
However for spiritual progress – natives having this placement should take special efforts by turning inwards – by meditating – by chanting the name of the Lord – every day without fail.
A child born with Rahu in Uttarashadha always makes his or her way and attains success in career – especially when Saturn and Sun is well placed in the birth chart.
Rahu in Uttarashadha does well for natives born on Virgo, Gemini, Libra, Capricorn, Taurus and Aquarius Ascendant however this Rahu does exceptionally well for natives born on:
- Scorpio Ascendant
- Leo Ascendant
- Pisces Ascendant
The very essence or meaning of UTTARA SHADHA is – attaining victory in life but at later phase of life!
And so people having Rahu In Uttarashadha usually attain success at later stage of life – as you may have seen through the examples of Elvis Presley and Oprah Winfrey or for instance the late President Pranab Mukherjee – they all attained great heights in their professional life but at a later stage. Their story is typically of a struggling man or woman who eventually attains success in life. Late fortune is a trademark of Uttarashadha Nakshatra.
The deity of Uttarashadha Nakshatra is Varaha – the third incarnation or avatar of Lord Vishnu. For those who are based outside India – in simple words if I have to explain then VARAHA is a WILD BOAR.
Lord Vishnu appeared as WILD BOAR – and this WILD BOAR because it is the incarnation of Lord Vishnu – and it represents the star UTTARASHADHA – the deity of UTTARSHADA is a divine wild boar called VARAHA.
One who worships Lord Varaha – receives the blessings of Uttarashadha Nakshatra. In India – Varaha Jayanti is celebrated in the month of September and what a beautiful coincidence that this month is also the month of September as I am sharing insights on Uttarashadha – the Nakshatra ruled by Lord Varaha!
I humbly prostrate before Lord Varaha – the God of Strength & Vitality. May HIS blessings shower upon me and all my followers.
Rahu in Uttarashadha native should never marry a woman having Rahu in Ashlesha – simply because they are enemies of each other! Ashlesha is represented by a snake – whereas Uttarashadha is represented by a mongoose. And as you all know – Snake & Mongoose are bitter enemies of each other – so ideally natives having Rahu in Ashlesha and Rahu in Uttarashadha should never associate with each other unless there is a compulsion!
Rahu in Nakshatras is indeed a major subject of study for marriage match making which generally nobody takes into consideration and that is where the point is missed, it is simply missed.
Mohan asked “Which tree is sacred for Uttarashada Nakshatra – which tree should we worship to attain Uttarashada’s blessings?”
The tree that Uttarashadha relates with is the tree of Jackfruit!
Incidentally Jackfruit is Singapore’s national fruit!
And I will tell you all a secret of Jackfruit – the secret of Jackfruit is that whosoever plants this wonderful tree of heavens – always prospers in life. Jackfruit is indeed a fruit of prosperity!
To overcome the negative effects of Rahu in Uttarashadha – the native should offer Jackfruit to Lord Vishnu and if possible also plant a tree of Jackfruit in his backyard or garden. Reciting the holy mantra of Lord Vishnu – “Aum Vishnave Namaha – 108 times every morning and evening for minimum 20 minutes using a Sphatik Japa Mala is also very helpful in ovvercoming the TOO AMBITIOUS nature of Uttarashadha Rahu!
Always remember Ambition appears as GOOD but in reality this AMBITION is poison that goes on killing you every day and the best part is – you never come to know until you die – until you take your last breath.
Ambition is the greatest poison there is. It brings all the other poisons: greed, violence, competitiveness, struggle, a constant state of war with everybody else. It does not allow you any space for love to grow and your real being flowers only with love. Ambition is against love. And anything that is against love is against you and your real life, your real destiny. And nothing kills love more than ambitiousness.
In practical life – it is not bad to dream of attaining something but you should know when to STOP and where to STOP – and if you are not able to do so then you become Alexander – the Great who died in utter disappointment – the last words of Alexander – the Great who spend his whole life in conquering the whole world but failed – his last words were – “ALL IS VANITY.”
And for this vanity – he spend his whole life – what a tragedy! The last moment of Alexander’s life is worth mentioning:
The sun was setting, Alexander was dying. He was dying in his golden palace. He had the most beautiful palace that anybody has ever had before or since. He had all the power that a man can have and all the riches and all the beautiful women. He had all the greatest physicians of the world to take care of him and he was not very old, but he was dying.
And the physicians said, ‘Now we are helpless.’ He wanted to be alive at least twenty-four hours more, just twenty-four hours, because he wanted to see his mother. He had promised his mother that he would come back. He had to go and conquer the world, but when he was leaving he promised his mother that he would come back. And the distance was very little but at least twenty-four hours were needed to reach there, or for the mother to be brought to him. And he only wanted to live for twenty-four hours more – with all the wealth of the world and all the power of the world – but the physician said, ‘It is impossible. You cannot live for even twenty-four minutes. Life is disappearing, slipping away. We are sorry but we cannot do anything.’
Lying on a golden couch studded with valuable diamonds, how helpless Alexander must have felt. He was just asking for twenty-four hours – not much. Not much at least for an Alexander. He was not a beggar. Twenty four hours for a man like Alexander was not too much but even that was not possible.
And when the last flicker of life was disappearing he opened his eyes, looked-at his gold palace, his generals standing around him, his immensely costly couch on which he was dying – a poor man, a beggar – and he laughed at the whole ridiculousness of it. And he wanted only twenty-four hours!
These were his last words. He said, ‘All is vanity,’ closed his eyes and died.
‘All is vanity.’ And he struggled his whole life for this vanity. He died a poor man, empty, exhausted, utterly disillusioned.
Let this not happen with you – wake up before it is too late – Alexander wanted only twenty four hours – but even that was denied. You all have time – time to introspect – time to turn inwards – time to attain the real growth. Real growth is the growth within – real growth is based on how many years you have spend in realizing your SELF – how many years you have spend in taking the necessary efforts to move beyond the mind by chanting – by meditating every day?
The answer that you write for these questions – will decide your future course of birth and rebirth. Always remember – there is no such thing as MOKSHA or LIBERATION after death – if liberation has to happen than that has to happen NOW – in this birth itself – while you are ALIVE. What is liberation?
Liberation is the state of NO MIND. BUDDHA is the state of NO MIND. Take efforts to move beyond MIND – remember if at all you want to progress on your spiritual path then this birth – this planet – this place is to do it.
Love to all my readers, followers and fellow travelers. Rahu may provide you material success but you remain utterly poor within as long as you don’t embark on the greatest journey of life – the journey within.
Remember to meditate every day. Start with chanting the holy mantra of your choice and when you chant do not entertain any thoughts – continue to focus on your breathing while you chant…and when you chant – chant with love – with devotion and with TOTAL SURRENDER.
Love to all my close followers. Learn to live your life by surrendering to God – that is the surest way to happiness.
Jai Shri Ganesha. Jai Guru.