Planets in Astrology>Rahu in Astrology

What is the true nature of Rahu in Vedic astrology?

In Vedic astrology, Rahu is an enigmatic planet as it has no physical existence. Often referred to as the ‘shadow planet’, Rahu is believed to have a powerful impact on our lives and can cause tremendous transformation.

As per the nature of Rahu, it is considered a karmic influencer who brings out subconscious elements in our lives from past experiences. It generally influences awakening (spiritual or creative), but only when its conditions are fulfilled — such as aspects of Saturn and Ketu along with proper placement in the natal chart — does its true power come into effect.

Rahu plays a significant role in shaping destiny and one’s spiritual growth within their life experience by challenging us at deeper levels that we may not be aware of.

Through this influence, it helps to reveal how we block ourselves from realizing our potential or cause roadblocks towards achieving success through attachments and prideful mindsets, while simultaneously helping us navigate and master these weaknesses we all carry within us by providing insights that allow us to bring about self-realization through personal guidance.

Accordingly, the ultimate effects of having an active Rahu would be increased clarity on one’s journey towards enlightenment while also developing great courage and ability against obstacles ahead in order for one’s soul to ascend higher towards divine purpose; hence allowing them to unlock their greatest potentials during this lifetime!