East Indian Jewelry Using Gemstones: Remedy for Rahu

Vedic astrology can be helpful when creating gemstones and jewelry and can also remedy another important "planet" found in the vedic worldview. Rahu is also unique to Vedic astrology as well as his "other half", Ketu. How Ketu and Rahu came to be recognized as planets is discussed in the profile for Ketu. See that article for more information on exactly how Rahu and Ketu are calculated and what they are in general.

In Indian Astrology Rahu is known as the "head of the snake" and in many ways he is the exact opposite of Ketu. As we shall see below, the two in many ways work in unison to drive the soul of an individual to work out old karma while at the same time creating new karma.


Rahu is the ascending node of the moon and it afflicts the Moon more than any other planet.

Rahu points to the direction of spiritual growth for an individual and wherever he is placed in a chart there will be a tendency to indulgence or obsession. In many ways the path that Rahu indicates is designed to lead the individual to self-destruction. It is said that Rahu gives and Ketu takes away but to be more accurate Rahu gives in the same manner that a drug dealer "gives' since what he gives is designed to hook into you and become a need which leads toward ones own downfall.

Rahu is especially associated with the sense of emptiness that must be fed regardless of the problems it causes. This is the emptiness of the addict, the workaholic or the serial killer.

Rahu has a very strong affiliation with the air. Airplanes, aviation, pilots and space travel all fall under his influence. Rahu can involve one in areas of life considered somewhat taboo by conventional society such as astrology, metaphysics, occultism, witchcraft, cults, skin diseases, executions and epidemics. Rahu also has a tendency to drive one toward areas where deception and the hidden aspect of something play a large role such as politics, revolutions, drugs, secret societies, mysteries, inventions, scientists, deceit, affairs and taboo sexual appetites.

See the article on Ketu for animal affiliations common between both "planets".

Snakes encountered in dreams or in life are often thought to be manifestations of Rahu.

Rahu has an special affiliation with Garlic, which is said to have sprung from the ground where his blood fell.

The Seagull or Gull is known to be an aspect of Rahu.


Tamas, Rahu, Asura, Swarbhanu, Vidhuntuda, Pata, Sainhikeya, Bhujanga and Ahi. The common term is Rahu.


Rahu represents indulgence and expansion to the point of fault. Smoke, mental illness (over expanded consciousness), losses, theft, death of family members, and air disasters are other negative aspects.

Rahu does have a positive influence on gambling or speculation, which takes place in activities like investing in the Stock Market. Another positive aspect is his ability to heal diseases. Foreigners and sudden changes also fall under the area of Rahu.


The goddess Durga is often associated with Rahu and on occasion her dark counterpart Kali. The Nagas are always a manifestation of Rahu and sometimes snakes in general are considered the same. One could make a good case for Medusa of Greek mythology to be another manifestation of Rahu.

The direction Southwest is given to the rulership of Rahu.

See the article on Ketu for the story of how Rahu and Ketu came to be and gained immortality through a conflict with the Devas.

The age of 42 is considered to be the time in which Rahu comes to full fruition.

Rahu owns no particular sign. However, he is considered exalted in Taurus (which also has a tendency to overindulge) and his fall is in Scorpio.

Rahu is malefic as a whole though he does bring about the tendency of being "lucky".

The color black is associated with Rahu as well as the color "smoke". His metal is Lead, like Ketu.

The wind or air is considered the element of Rahu.

Rahu has a Vatta constitution in Ayurveda.


Accidents, afflictions, cosmic law, rebirth, air disasters, cheating, corruption, drug addiction, destiny or fate, consumption, insects, poison, deceit, power hungry, widowhood, inevitability, karma, aloneness, fear, things or people foreign, apathy, hard times, intense pain, snakes, radical changes, luck, wealth through inheritance, corruption, madness, schizophrenia, delusions.


Remedies for Rahu are known to be either boon or bane, much like the planet itself. Soon after a remedy one is either flooded with good or bad things in a somewhat unpredictable manner. The best advice is to try a gem remedy for a while and see how it is going. If negative events begin to materialize remove it as soon as possible.

Gomeda or Gomed is the usual choice for Rahu. This gem is also called Hessonite Garnet. Ideally it should be set in lead but as discussed under Ketu, this is often not practical. Brass or Silver can be acceptable alternatives.

With gemstones and jewelry the Vedic remedy for Rahu if over-balanced can trigger effects in the following areas: timidity, anxiety, madness, hallucination, emptiness, meaningless, confusion, escapism, addiction, neurosis, psychosis, deception, vagueness, illusion, and delusion.


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By Ankita
2007-03-03 13:03:39

The story is like this...I wore a 8 mukhi rudraksha to reduce the malefic effect of rahu in my birth chart. i prayed to lord shiva before wearing it, did all the necessary pooja. in the night, i saw that i went home (India, right now m in USA) and at home we have pet snakes. my mom is not afraid of them. i saw a snake (i think it was a naag) around my neck, just like lord shiva has, i was afraid of it...but it didnt want to hurt me...i tried to put it off. I meditate on Lord Shiva, i m noticing that my concentration power has increased so much that at one point when i m meditating...my body becomes weightless, mean i m aware that i have hands, feet but its like i become my mind only. Last weak i put off the rudraksha for some time....i wore it again day before yesterday...i saw a dream in the night that i went home, i wanted to go to a mandir, i went to the mandir with my family...somehow i knew that i will see snakes there....i saw first snake, i told my mom immediatly... i saw another big one, i was afraid and came out of mandir...i snake followed me, it was flying....i hurried and locked myself in the car.i could not go inside the mandir (main shivling area). One more thing, nowadays i always think abt god, i am so impressed by all the incarnations of GOD n everything. I wanna know if rudraksha is really Ok for me or not...about my birth chart, i have exalted rahu+sun in my lagna(tauras), in seventh house i have deliberated moon+ketu.

By Dhruv
2007-03-07 09:52:30

Try to wear a hessonite, which must be like a color of cow urine. Wear it on your right hand (ring finger) on a Saturday. I know a lot about these things because Rahu is also since my birth on my birth chart. Greetings, Dhruv.

By Astrobhadauria
2007-07-20 19:07:12

It is true talk given by Ankita, and this type talk I am hearing from many persons, in my past 30 years life of Astrology. Rahu is the symbol of Snake, and the head of snake is Rahu, and tail is Ketu.

By Preeti
2007-07-20 19:25:15

Hello Dhruv, This is Preeti from California. Someone told me to wear a Gomedh which I am wearing now for an afflicted Rahu in the 3rd house I think. Interestingly, I have been having strange dreams since teenage (now I am 35) about spectacular airplane or helicopter crashes in mid air every 6 months or so, amazing sparks coming out of them in sky or even flames dropping from them. Or may be an airplane landing due to technical snags in our neighborhood. Just weired dreams all about planes. Has it got anything to do with Rahu? I have been curious to find out all these years, the significance of these dreams. Thanks much :)

By ashish
2007-08-24 08:25:24

Can anybody suggest a very good astrologer, with his details.

By fateh d.
2007-10-30 15:50:35

Hi, my date of birth is 16 Aug 1964, Tuesday evening. Could you please let me know what sort of gem I can use on my fingers. I have been suffering from a stomach ulcer, constipation, weight loss, and memory loss. So far, I know my sign is Leo. Best regards.

2007-11-22 07:41:06

I have Rahu and Guru Yuti in the 7th house. My Langna is Varishik. The 7th house is Vrishabh. Is it good?

By Vishal N. V.
2008-01-03 19:17:56

I have been working in the share market business for eight years now. I'm helpless, I have share market knowledge of every corner of the world, but I don't make any money, nor am I engaged with any gal yet. I'm frustrated with my life, nothing is going well for me. I buy stocks and loose. How can I be more lucky, and have a stronger inner mind, or more self confidence. I'm afraid of everything. If good things happen then I feel that it won't last for me. I believe in god now a days. I have faith in god a lot. I want to earn more money. Which are my lucky days or dates? What are my lucky numbers? I'm not married, and can't face the world and give them answers of why I'm not married. When will my good times come? How do I gain confidence and think positively, when I'm afraid to drive bike? No is always my first answer. I want to overcome this situation, and regain confidence. I can't earn a single penny from my hard work. Maybe my approach is wrong. Please suggest something for me I am frustrated from the last eight years. I want to have happiness, health, and wealth.

By psk
2008-01-25 20:45:51

Hi Preeti, I also have same kind of dreams occasionally and cannot comprehend them. Did you have any luck decoding them? I have Rahu in Lagna.

By Anil T
2008-07-11 08:43:56

I have Rah+Mon+Sun in my 1st house and Ket in 7th house and Mer in 2nd house. It is called partial Kalsarp Yoga. Please read more about Kapsarp yoga. I have experienced same things as Ankita has. Since last 2 years, I am wearing 6 Ct. Gomedha in Right hand, Middle finger, and feel much better except minor health problem. Wearing 8 faces Rudraksha and chanting shiv mantra will also help.

By Anil
2008-10-26 19:18:14

Hello, Any body have any question please ask, I will try to solve the problem with my best efforts. Hari om

By Renata
2009-07-08 21:40:53

Hey Vishal N. V., I am just writing because I saw your message, and I have to say that I face the same problems. Hard work resulting in nothing even when people congratulate me for my work. Some time later, I became unemployed, and so on. I am not even working in the fields I am qualified for, since I wasn't finding work. Marriage, is the same. I am still single and I cannot give any good explanation for that. Then things got darker, because I was loosing hope. So I started to read books and do what they suggested. They teach that you should change your thoughts. I mean not say, "I don't get to" but say that, "I can do it." Be positive and deeply believe in things you want to change. Also, change your feelings. So if you think that your work doesn't matter, you don't make any money. Start believing that a lot of money will come to you through your work, and You have to say that a lot like 300 times a day at least until you believe. And your feelings about money and work will change. So far I am concerned because I still didn't get all I want. But people around me are pretty happy. They say my mood is better, and I look more confident and happier. And that's true. I feel all that. Just more one thing. I just consulted an astrologer and he told me that Rahu is really affecting my life and some other planets are also affecting for the worst and that it has been like that for years, since I was a teenager, so that explains my problems. Now, I am going to work to solve that- with mantras and so on. But I will keep changing my thoughts, because I am feeling much much better. Why don't you try the same? I wish you all the best.

By I.K
2009-10-13 20:28:21

I have Rahu in my 6 house and my Lagna is Scorpio. Can anyone tell me if I need to do anything about Rahu being in the 6th house?

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