Rahu in the 4th House – Good or Bad

Rahu friendly signs are Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Sagittarius, and Pisces. Cancer and Leo are its enemy signs. Mercury, Venus, Jupiter and Saturn are friendly planets. Rahu is an enemy of Sun, Moon, and Mars. Rahu gives auspicious results in Taurus and Libra. Virgo is in fact assigned to Mercury, but Rahu being like to Saturn and Mercury being a friend of Saturn, Rahu thus has authority over Virgo. Rahu is capable of giving power when rightly posited or exalted, and it gives fame, success in politics, money, and physical beauty.

Rahu is a master of fraud. Rahu is malefic planet, 4th house is homely and peace seeking house. It is house of Moon and Cancer which is enemy planet & rashi of Rahu. Rahu in the 4th house is good or bad depends on if it is alone or with other planets, what kind of aspect it is receiving, who is the depositor of 4th house etc. Rahu means unusual, sudden, dramatic, risk-lover and ambition. So now Rahu character will deal with the features of the 4th house – parenting, property ownership, ancestral lands. Conditions of parenting are often unusual, ambitious, and overleap conventional boundaries. Rahu likes to show-off the things in a lavish way.

Often a great ambition for parenting, but the circumstances are unconventional like one may serve as a substitute or surrogate parent while posing as the authentic parent. For example, father is the lover of mother or perhaps the mother is really a stepmother. Same with property – lacking legitimate claim to own the land or property. Irregular settlements. Overall there will be great desire for real-estate, vehicles, property, and reviving ancient culture. 4th Rahu can inhabit the land owned by others in an illegitimate way.

Dr. Deepak Chopra has this placement in his chart.

Rahu in the 4th house represents early education, in case Rahu is not placed well, the early education may be adversely affected due to different reasons. There may be frequent hiccups. 4th is home, Rahu here brings the sudden changes at home front either good or bad but it surely disrupt the life. People with Rahu in 4th wants to quickly move up to the social ladder anyhow even though they are not eligible to. These people love routine and strictly follow the same.

These people are very dissatisfied with the Home, Homeland, Parents, the Root Culture, and Schooling. In other words they prosper at the place other than homeland. There may be lack of opportunities, growth, lifestyle, modern culture or things like that. They may not be satisfied with the overall quality of life. Conditions in the family home are forever unsettled. These people suffer from concentration problem, ever changing thoughts to switch to the next task without completing the previous one. 4th Rahu may give an ambitious mother, for these people Mother can be a risk taker in the favor of person’s unconventional decisions.

These people like to do the things others don’t. Their families have a very different culture of upbringing than other homes in the extended family network. These people are socially very unusual and likes to do the unconventional things.

These people are good in chaotic and disruptive situations.

It is said that with this placement your ancestors possess your life things. So you may need to satisfy them religiously. 4th Rahu makes the person always feel unsafe about the future and things, gives them a strange kind of anxiety.


Rahu in the 1st House

Rahu in the 2nd House

Rahu in the 3rd House

Rahu in the 4th House

Rahu in the 5th House

Rahu in the 6th House

Rahu in the 7th House

Rahu in the 8th House

Rahu in the 9th House

Rahu in the 10th House

Rahu in the 11th House

Rahu in the 12th House

Gautam Trehan

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