So, lets see what Rahu can do in 3rd house without any conjunction or aspect from any other planet. 1st lets see what these 2 things represent -
Rahu represents illusion, foreign lands, foreign things (foreign as in unknown things. So, for someone living in Punjab, culture and rituals of Kerala is also unknown and hence Foreign), Drugs, Medicines, any type of intoxication, fame, wealth, success, obsession, past-life left-over karma, movies, television, online world, cheating, imagined fears, unusual things, unique things, creativity, rule breaker. Rahu also blows things out of proportions.
3rd house - It is house of your communication skills, neighbors, short distance travels, younger siblings, marketing, announcements, collecting information, hobbies and skills, self-efforts, business, courage etc.
Aspect-wise, in Vedic Astrology, Rahu has 5th and 9th house aspect. He is unable to impact 7th house from its place as Ketu is sitting there, which is the other axis of Rahu and represents all those things which are non-Rahu.
Rahu in 3rd house makes someone an excellent communicator. It means they love to speak. They can charm you by way of their speech and communication. That's why they become smart salesman, marketing executives and businessman who can sell you even dust. They are excellent with their writing skills too. They are very good with creating illusion with their hands, means magicians. They are workaholics. Relationship with younger siblings may suffer due to the malefic nature of Rahu. 3rd house is also a house of announcements, so these people do become smartest of journalists and news anchors.
From 3rd house, Rahu aspects the 7th house of marriage and spouse etc. As Rahu represents unusual and foreign things, Rahu's aspect on 7th house may bring a very unusual marriage with someone of different culture. It also gives unreasonably high expectations from spouse.
Rahu's next aspect goes to 11th house of income, gains and network circles etc. So, this aspect of 11th house provides them a foreign source of income. Majority of their friends are of foreign origin. They gain from their elder siblings too.
Again, Rahu and Ketu is only an eclipse and eclipse never last forever, neither in life nor in horoscopes. So, wherever Rahu-Ketu are sitting in horoscope, person realizes the true nature of that house in early 40s, when Rahu and Ketu attain their maturity age.
Hope it was helpful. Tomorrow, Rahu in 4th house.
Vishal S Saxena - Astrologer
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