According to the True Position, Rahu and Ketu, the two shadow Grahas in Vedic Astrology, would change their Signs (Rashi) on September 19, 2020. Rahu would transit into Taurus (Vrishabh) and Ketu would move into the Scorpio (Vrishchik) Rashi. Rahu and Ketu remain in one Rashi for about 18 months. Here, they will transit till 17th March 2022.

Taurus comprises of 3 Nakshatras: Krittika, Rohini and Mrigshira. First two quarters (Charans) of Mrigshira Nakshatra fall in Taurus while the last two quarters fall in Gemini Sign. Rahu is presently transiting in the third quarter of Mrigshira Nakshatra, and since it is always Retrograde (Vakri), it will move to second quarter on upcoming September 19, and since the second quarter of Mrigshira Nakshatra falls in Taurus Sign, the Sign of Rahu will also be changed. On the very same date, Ketu will change its Nakshatra as well as Sign. So, while Rahu changes Sign remaining in the same Nakshatra, Ketu will change its Nakshatra from Mool to Jyeshtha and will change its Sign from Sagittarius to Scorpio.

In this article, we will study which Nakshatras and Rashis will be impacted by these transits of Rahu. Let us study the effects of transit of Rahu, Nakshatra wise, and then, in the second part of this series which would be published later on, we’d move to the effects of transit of Ketu in Scorpio. To understand this article in a better way, you would need to know your Birth Nakshatra and your Moon Sign.

First off, as Rahu moves to second quarter of Mrigshira Nakshatra, it would enter Taurus, and would stop affecting the natives of Gemini Nakshatra. According to a sect, Taurus, or Vrishabh, is the exaltation Rashi of Rahu. So, right now, Rahu is impacting the natives of Mrigshira Nakshatra, and it will keep doing so until it transits in this Nakshatra, even after the Sign change of Rahu. Taurus is ruled by Venus, considered a friend of Rahu in Vedic Astrology. Rahu is a master of confusions, and is believed to increase the effects of the House it sits in and Taurus represents the face of the Kaalpurush. So, during the complete transit of Rahu in Taurus, the world would be something else while it would continue to pretend to be something else. In the growing tensions among countries, this statement assumes prime importance, especially when we are heading to a turbulent end of the year 2020.

As per Sarvatobhadra Chakra, Rahu, as long as it’s in Mrigshira Nakshatra would continue to put Revati, a Nakshatra in Pisces Rashi, under its aspect but with its transit into the second quarter of Mrigshira Nakshatra on September 19, it would start to affect Libra Sign as well, that until now, wasn’t affected by Rahu. Its direct aspect would continue to impact Uttarashadha Nakshatra and Capricorn Sign. If Rahu gives good results in the charts of natives having Taurus and Libra as their Moon Signs, then this transit of Rahu for 18 months would prove to be good for such natives. If Rahu does not promise good results for natives having Taurus and Libra Rashi, then this period of 18 months is going to be problematic. A prudent astrologer is going to determine whether Rahu is giving a particular individual good results in chart or not. From Mrigshira, Rahu not only puts Libra under aspect but also impacts people with Cancer, Leo Moon Signs and people with Chitra as their Birth Nakshatra. Rahu will transit in Mrigshira, a Mars-ruled Nakshatra till February 13, 2021. Natives with Magha, Uttaraphalguni, Swati, Anuradha, Shatbhisha and Uttara Bhadrapada Nakshatras are having stiff time in progress at present. However, this transit brought decent results for natives for Ashlesha, Dhanishtha and Chitra Nakshatras, it being a highly benefic point for them.

From 13th February 2021, Rahu will start transiting in Rohini Nakshatra, ruled by Moon and which falls in Taurus Sign. From here, Rahu would impact Ashwini and Swati Nakshatras. Apart from them, it would also impact both Mercury ruled Signs Gemini and Virgo. It would also impact people who have their birth letters as “Ra”, “Va” or “Ba”. It would also impact a few natives of Uttarashadha as well as Shravan Nakshatras. If Rahu is good for all the aforementioned natives, they would witness a good time as long as Rahu transits in Rohini. But, they can face hurdles in finance, travel and luck if Rahu does not promise them good results in their charts. They will have to do remedies of Rahu specially if they are undergoing Dasha (Period) of Rahu. Natives of Hasta, Chitra, Vishakha, Poorva Bhadrapada, Revati and Poorva Phalguni Nakshatras should remain extra cautious during this transit of Rahu in Rohini. Natives of Shravan, Mool and Ardra Nakshatra natives would see their effects at their workplaces. Natives of Swati Nakshatra would need to cross-check genuineness of their partners during this transit.

Rahu would transit in Rohini till 20 September 2021.

After this, Rahu would transit in Sun-ruled Krittika Nakshatra whose last 3 quarters fall in Taurus Rashi. From 20 September 2021 to 17 March 2022, Rahu would transit in the last quarters of Krittika Nakshatra which are a part of Taurus Sign. From Krittika, Rahu will impact Bharni and Shravan Nakshatras, and the first three quarters of Vishakha Nakshatra. The transit of Rahu in Krittika Nakshatra would impact the professios (whether job or business) of Poorvashadha, Uttarashadha and Punarvasu Nakshatra natives, and the natives of Punarvasu, Mrigshira, Poorvaphalguni, Uttaraphalguni, Hasta and Chitra Nakshatra natives need to remain extremely careful while undertaking critical projects because the transit of Rahu activates a highly malefic point for them. The natives having Taurus and Libra as their Moon Signs will also be impacted during transit of Rahu in Krittika, however, this impact will be according the behaviour of Rahu in their charts. If Rahu promises them good results, then the period after 20 September 2021 will bring them good results. Natives of Poorvaphalguni, Uttaraphalguni and Rohini Nakshatras would find this transit positive to them provided they have favourable Dashas (periods) going on for them.


In the Taurus Ascendant chart of Modern India, Rahu is posited in the Ascendant itself. So, this transit of Rahu over Natal Rahu, that too in Taurus Sign, is not considered auspicious for India in past, and it triggers unwanted events like famine, communal riots and killings, the movement of Rahu to Rohini and then to Krittika, would provide a big advantage to our country by not afflicting Nakshatras malefic the country.

So, this was a brief impact of transit of Rahu into Taurus which would take place on September 19, 2020. I the next part, we would study the impact of transit of Ketu into Scorpio on Rashis and Nakshatras.

Stay safe. Vande Mataram.

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