Sun Moon Rahu Conjunction in Astrology

When the Sun, Moon, and Rahu are in conjunction, this means the native was born in an eclipse and there was no moon. Since Rahu is known to amplify the nature of the planets he sits with, he can make a person greatly emotional, egoistic, proud, and narcissistic. 

Sun in Astrology: ego, self expression, soul, personality, father, vitality and karaka of 10th House (career) 

Moon in Astrology: mother, emotions, sensuality, mind, feelings, thoughts, imagination, fertility and fame  

Rahu in Astrology: illusion, taboo breaker, unconventional, deceiver, magician, foreign products and places, thief, politician, wide communication, and computer related products.

Characteristics of Sun Moon Rahu Conjunction in Astrology

  • If such a conjunction occurs in an enemy sign, then it shows separation from parents at an early age, abandonment by parents, or foreign parents through adoption.
  • The relationship with parents feels like an illusion; there are no real emotions, just superficial feelings.
  • If the Sun or Moon are exalted, or in their own sign, it can amplify love for one parent who is stronger in the conjunction than the other, whether it's the Sun or Moon.
  • The other parent would feel left out due to their role being eclipsed. It's hard to escape the birth in eclipses unless Rahu has already passed in his degrees while both the Sun and Moon have a higher degree than Rahu.
  • Since Rahu moves backwards in a sign, meaning if Rahu is at 15 degrees while the Sun and Moon are at 17-19 degrees, that means Rahu has already passed them and Rahu will be at 14 degrees next, while the Sun and Moon will be above 19 degrees next.
  • However, the shadow of Rahu would still be felt and will greatly impact the person until mid-life.
  • Similar to how an eclipse in the sky doesn't last for long, the eclipse put on by Rahu doesn't last for long either.
  • By mid-life, the Sun and Moon both come out from the dark shadows and brighten up.
  • This does lead to a delusional mind, low self-esteem, and a very arrogant nature that tries to protect its image due to lack of self confidence.
  • If Rahu is 7 degrees less than the planet it’s in conjunction with, then its effect won't be as bad if it was ahead of other planets.
  • Even if Rahu is ahead, as long as it's 10 degrees or more, its effects are diminished. One thing to remember is that when Rahu is sitting  with a strong planet, it amplifies its good qualities. If Rahu is with a badly placed planet, it amplifies its bad qualities.
  • Rahu with an exalted Sun or Moon will amplify positive emotions, motherly feelings, high self-esteem, high confidence, and high prestige in society.

What is Sun in Astrology?

  • Sun in Astrology represents the Soul, so it tells us how conscious we are of our soul’s unbounded, enlightened nature.
  • A Sun that is very well placed in the chart can indicate a particular clarity about spiritual matters, and an unperturbed sense of who we are deep inside.
  • Having this “solar light” shining brightly brings self-confidence, personal power, leadership and health.
  • When the Sun is in a challenging position in Vedic Astrology, this light will not shine as much, and it is hard for the individual to trust that the core of their being is the individualized reflection of the divine light.
  • Not experiencing the connection with one’s own inner source of power will then lead to weak self-confidence, challenging relationships with authorities, and difficulty in balancing one’s ego with that of others.

What is Moon in Astrology?

  • The Moon in Astrology represents our mind and mother. The condition of the Moon in the chart will show how enlightened we are in experiencing the Divine Mother within us, how clearly we can feel that our ability to nurture and empathize with others is unbounded and unlimited, and how brightly our mind can shine in sensitivity and comprehension.
  • A person with a very well-placed Moon will feel the world is bright under any circumstance, will be able to experience the world as a place that is nourishing and supporting, and therefore be the same to the world him/herself.
  • When the Moon in the Astrology Chart is challenged, the mind will have shadows and dark corners, and fear that there is a shortage of support to carry us through; it blocks our eyes from seeing the Divine Mother shine for us and through us.
  • Moon in Vedic Astrology represents the mind. It signifies the thoughts and emotions, and the complex psychological faculty that takes input from the senses and tells the body how to respond.
  • The Moon is the single most important planet in Astrology (Jyotish) because the state of mind is responsible for all the emotional responses to life, and therefore defines the subjective perception of life.
  • Conditions affecting the Moon (Chandra) in the chart influence the thinking and feeling processes, mental skills and attitudes, and also responses to the world at large.

What is Rahu in Astrology?

  • Rahu represents the goals that have been set by the universe for us to achieve whether we like or not.
  • Rahu is mainly known as the eclipse, and it eclipses the Moon and the Sun whenever it's in conjunction with them.
  • This means temporary darkness upon the native's life when the Sun and Rahu are in conjunction in a birth horoscope.
  • Rahu also brings fear and stressful situations into our lives.
  • This is due to Rahu's adventurous nature that loves surprises.
  • With Rahu, sudden events take place; events that may not be a real part of our lives but rather an illusion that becomes reality.
  • Rahu is taboo breaking and crosses all kinds of boundaries.
  • It wants to be unique and break tradition; to think outside the box.
  • He is also responsible for spiritual breakthroughs, because only after achieving material wealth does one seek God.
  • Rahu in Vedic Astrology is the Shadow planet with the form of a headless/serpent headed person. Hence, Rahu rules temptations and worldly things and will never be satisfied with small benefits but will opt for the lion's share.
  • Rahu is a warrior. Hence, the natives influenced by Rahu will have the quarrelling type of mentality.
  • The mode of transport for Rahu in mythology is Lion, and the lion is an animal that does not hunt when not hungry.
  • Likewise, the natives ruled by Rahu will relax and strike/hunt only when there is a necessity.
  • Rahu is also called dragon's head by Western Astrologers.

What are Conjunctions in Astrology?

Conjunction simply means union of planets. In any birth chart, when two or more planets are sitting in the same house, they are considered in conjunction. There are all types of conjunctions: loose conjunctions, exact conjunctions, close conjunctions and virtual conjunctions.

What does a conjunction really do in an astrological birth chart? They give meaning to your life and set a purpose. They either take away things or give you things. There are positive and negative effects of conjunction. Positive effects are known as yogas and negative effects are known as doshas. 

Planets are simply energies, and when two different types of energy come together, they create a new type of energy or a mutant energy. The new type of energy brings a situation in your life that fulfills the destiny of that conjunction.

Note for 3 Planetary Conjunctions:

There is no one set of meanings for three or more planetary conjunctions, because each planet is being influenced by the other planet, and the planet with the lowest degree is having a major impact on the conjunction. 

If Venus, Jupiter, and Saturn are in conjunction, then there is no one liner that you can say to give its definition. You have to see what each planet is doing for the native. 

You also have to know the houses they rule. Is one ruling a bad house, or are both ruling bad houses? What effects are they bringing in the conjunction by being lords of good or bad houses? 

Further Reading :