Rahu ( Shadow Planet – Snakes Head ) gives the individual worldly powers and success. In the spiritual realm, Rahu can give psychic powers, but also there may be danger from drugs, and danger from black magic. On the positive side, the influence of Rahu can put us in harmony with collective trends and give popularity, prestige, fame and power. Rahu is the second most powerful graha after Ketu. It sucks the power of the graha and the house it resides. Even when other planets are in favourable position, if Rahu and Ketu have dosha, nothing works out. Marriage delayed. Very difficult to conceive. Effort never fetches the desired result.
Rahu Gayatri (Gayatri for North Node)
Aum Nagad-vajaaya Vidmahe
Padma Hasthaya Dhimahee
Thanno Rahu Prachodayath
Om, Let me meditate on him who has snake in his flag,
Oh, He who has a lotus in his hand, give me higher intellect,
And let Rahu illuminate my mind.
Purpose : Prayers done to appease Rahu will help in granting favours from government, victory over enemies, and reduction in diseases caused by Rahu. This Gayathri mantra is also one of the remedial mantra for Kala Sarpa dosha.