“Ardhkayam Mahavirya Chandraadityavimardnam
Shinghikagarv Sambhutam Tam Rahum Pranmamyham”
Rahu and Ketu have been considered as Grahas in Vedic astrology. They have no physical identity. They are only mathematically calculated sensitive points having immense influence on the natives of the earth. Commonly Rahu and Ketu are considered Chaya Graha (shadow planets).
Astrological researches suggest that Rahu plays an important role for people who have connections with film industry and glamour world. But, deeper analysis suggests that well placed Rahu under good influence in relation to other Grahas, make film stars achieve iconic status in film line and electronic media.
However, wrong influence of Rahu (i.e., Rahu under malefic influence vis-à-vis other Grahas) makes people famous for wrong reasons. Well placed Rahu becomes instrumental in elevating the person to higher level who gets recognized for extraordinary talent. Under wrong influence it also links people to scandals and such persons become famous for negative roles in society, media and film line.
I am giving four examples of film artists – two from Hollywood and two from Bollywood to understand the role of Rahu in their respective successes.
Angelina Jolie: She was born when Gemini lagna was rising in the eastern horizon. Rahu in her horoscope is placed in the 6th house (good placement as per classical astrology) indicating success in glamour industry. The most important thing to be noted is that Jupiter aspects Rahu giving it mildness and direction to do good.
Madonna: She was born when Leo was rising in the eastern horizon. In her case Rahu is placed in 3rd house (good placement of Rahu) in the horoscope. This gave her an iconic status in film industry. However, Rahu is afflicting Jupiter and is bereft of any other benefic influence. This was the reason why the personal life of Madonna was full of controversies.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: She was born when Virgo was rising in the eastern horizon. In her horoscope Rahu and Venus are conjunct together in the 4th house. This combination gave her success in film industry as well as bestowed on her an iconic status in film and glamour world. However, Rahu and Moon combination caused failures in love life creating controversies in her personal life.
Rekha: She was born when Sagittarius was rising in the eastern horizon. In the horoscope both Mars and Rahu are placed in the lagna giving her success in glamour and film world. However, the marital life of the native was adversely affected because of this combination. There were personal tragedies in family life because Rahu is bereft of benefic influence.
Though, Rahu helps the native in rising in the world of glamour and films, for happiness in marital life, Rahu can be a serious handicap. Rahu gives independence and glamour, but for happiness in marital life there should be commitment and continuity. This is the reason why the married life of film stars and celebrities remains disturbed generally.
The role of Rahu is very important for success in film and glamour world. Without the grace of Rahu one cannot dream of getting world-wide recognition.