Anuradha Sharda Vedic Astrologer & Tarot Coach India


Rahu in Punarvasu Pada 4th from 6th December 2018 to 22nd March 2019

Punarvasu means light again. This is a Nakshatra which is given to failure in the primary trial but takes ones to dizzy heights when one does not lose hope and continues to keep trying – time and again.

The name Punarvasu also means the becoming wealthy again or good again. Aditi is the Mother Goddess and the deity of this Nakshatra. The name means “boundless, entire” or “freedom, security”. So, one without boundaries is one of the meanings of this Nakshatra. This Nakshatra allows and harbours a huge amount of potential to be explored and the talent of the person to be expressed. However, it is a passive force that requires much assistance or impetus from outside for the person to set things into motion. Being security oriented, the natives of this Nakshatra always land on their feet. No matter how steep the fall or how dangerous the landing. As Mother Aditi is said to travel the Universe with her sons the Adityas, this Nakshatra is very much related to travel.

Rahu is the outlet of Karma. That is, it is through the representations of Rahu be it the karaka or the representations as respect to the house Rahu gets posited in, the person works out his karmic debts. Rahu attracts a person into the world of Maya or make believe and then suddenly it all vanishes as the dross from gold leaving behind a longing and pain. Experiencing this pain over a long period and then finally realizing the futility of it all, a person matures and understands the effervescent state of this world. Rahu acts as a spiritual catalyst and not only cleanse us of our karmic debts but also makes us realise that there is nothing permanent in this world and all that we see around us is illusionary.

The 4th Pada of Punarvasu is a Vargottama Navamsha and is also Pushkar Navamsha making it a very strong position for any planet to be in. In short, any planet placed in this pada gets to be nourished and its qualities are enhanced greatly.

As Rahu is one of the expansive planets, it takes a larger than life hue in this Nakshatra. As placed in the 4th house of natural Zodiac, it would show some strong relationship with mother and mother like qualities. Rahu in this part of the Nakshatra would be strong and yet lose some of its maleficence as it is in a watery sign. It does much harm in an airy or fiery sign. It would definitely teach the last part of lessons ordained for it in the sign of Cancer, albeit in a peaceful and gentle manner.

A common advice for all – Do not drink too much of water when overtly emotional.


For the Aries Lagna, as Rahu moves in the Vargottama position in the 4th House, it is likely to give you a contact with foreign masses. An education as relates to a foreign subject or different from your usual style will be welcomed and will help you gain your confidence later.

You need to be careful not to get into any sort of scuffles with your mother and do pranayama regularly to maintain a good pair of lungs.

Keeping your emotions under control and observing your breathe will get your Rahu to work for your benefit.



For the Taurus Lagna, as Rahu moves in the Vargottama position in the 3rd House, air travels and a spurt and increase in your social activities.

There are a few lessons that you need to learn with respect to your siblings. It would do you good to spend some time with them – bonding and give your relationship the time it deserves. Reminiscing old memories and visiting those much-loved places may be on the cards for you.

Being courageous is good but do not be foolhardy. Take calculated risks and you will be happy. Keep a tab on your dreams as they may have a lot to convey


For the Gemini Lagna, it is the time for us to learn about finances and family. Rahu in the Nakshatra of Punarvasu tells us that we are in the last leg of completing these lessons of morals and ethics for this cycle. Learning and educational activities will play a great role in our life for the next few months. Monetary matters will take importance and you may face situations where your financial and professional decisions will be questioned by your family. It is suggested that you think it rationally and keep emotions aside.


As Rahu is posited in the Lagna and very strongly so, it gives you a great opportunity to know and examine yourself. It is now the time for you to spend on yourself and do introspection. Yet, it is also the time when you should enjoy what life has to offer to you with the knowledge that nothing is eternal. As you do so, you may begin to appreciate each moment of life and the people around you. It is also likely to make you more spiritual and loved. As Rahu has a way to show sudden change, you are adviced to avoid excess.


This is a great opportunity to redeem yourselves in charitable acts however, please be careful about your finances. Important. You might find an increase in your expenses. You will also find some discrete enquiries about your work and selfless service will bring you name and fame after March. It is also the time when you may feel certain fundamental transformation in your life taking final shape before your more effervescent self takes over in March.


For the Virgo Lagna it is a time for you to actively pursue an income opportunity. For the next few months you are likely to have a very social life. Friends and families are likely to take up your time. This is one of the best times to understand how you can boost up your source of livelihood and create a stable phase for yourself. Your ability to think out of the box will help you understand your financial planning better.


For the Libra Lagna it is now the time for you to either change jobs or get a promotion. There is a likely hood of you being recognised for your work. There may be chances of you getting an increase in income. Any conflict and confusion that you face has to be dealt with patience and humour. It will help you tide the time most fruitfully.


For the Scorpio Lagna, it is time to look into your value system. Sometimes we need to let go of the old systems and adopt a new one. This brings a sense of peace and harmony around us and consequentially within us. We also can evaluate our relationships with our elders and Gurus and try to work in tandem with them as much as possible. You can also start working in an NGO or doing some higher studies. Your ability to manage these areas of life is going to be tested for the next few months so you need to be aware of it.


For the Sagittarius Lagna, Rahu is trying to make an everlasting impression on fidelity. If it does manage to teach about it, then Rahu would start to oscillates at a higher octave. It is also the time when you are tested of your ability to handle other people’s finance. You can initially face certain amount emotional turmoil. However, focused thinking and less emotional energy is the key to control the situation.


For the Capricorn Lagna, this is the time when one would be taught the ability to learn about handling their partners in life. It is also the house of open enemies so there may be situations when you would come to a face off with someone who can be irritating to you. However, it is important to learn how to handle such people without getting irritated or feeling humiliated or moving in depression. Issues as regards your personality can also be evaluated so you need to be careful about your behaviour on a public platform.


For the Aquarius Lagna, as Rahu becomes Vargottama in your 6th House, you may come across certain situations which would compel you to do selfless service to others. It would be advisable to do so as after 4 months, these may prove to be very valuable for you

It is also the time when you need to be extra careful about your health as you may suddenly feel some health issues cropping up. As the 6th House is about litigations and scandals, if you have a pending case, it is likely that you can win it as Rahu does give good results in the 6th house. However, it is advices that you maintain a calm mind and not get agitated over small issues.


For the Pisces Lagna, as Rahu is posited in your 5th House, it is the time when you may feel a rise in your spiritual practices or rather may have the chance to increase your spiritual practices. If you are able to do that, you will find a lot of goodwill coming your way. You may also feel lured in the trap of name, fame and wealth but it will do you good to remember that Rahu represents change and all that is effervescent. Even when you experience certain highs in life please keep remembering the Almighty to keep you grounded.


PLANET AS ON  8-12-18 AS ON  16-12-18
SUN Scorpio Jyestha -2 Sagittarius Moola -1
MOON Virgo Moola Pisces Uttara Bhadrapada
MARS Aquarius Purvabhadrapada-      1 Aquarius PurvaBhadra – 2
MERCURY Scorpio Anuradha – 1 Scorpio Anuradha – 2
JUPITER Scorpio Anuradha – 3 Scorpio Anuradha – 4
VENUS Libra Swati – 1 Libra Swati – 3
SATURN Sagittarius Purvaashada – 1 Sagittarius Purvaashada – 1
RAHU Cancer Pushya – 1st Pada Cancer Punarvasu – 4
KETU Capricorn Uttaraashada-3rdPada Capricorn Uttaraashada -2


WEDNESDAY –12-12-18

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FRIDAY – 14-12-18

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