What is Gandanta?
Gandanta is a concept in Vedic astrology that refers to specific points in the zodiac where there’s a transition between two astrological signs. Imagine it like a border area between two different territories, but in this case, it’s between two signs of the zodiac.
These gandanta points occur at the end of a water sign (Cancer, Scorpio, Pisces) and the beginning of a fire sign (Aries, Leo, Sagittarius) or vice versa. These points are considered significant because they symbolize a shift from one element to another, from water to fire or fire to water. This shift is thought to bring about changes, challenges, and sometimes even opportunities in a person’s life.
Rahu in Gandanta – Timings
On October 30, 2023, Rahu is set to make a significant transit from Aries to Pisces. During this astrological shift, Rahu will pass through the Gandanta zone for a few days both before and after the mega transit.
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28th Aug 2023, 09:29 am to 1st Jan, 2024 04:48 am
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Rahu in Gandanta – Insights
Aries is known for its assertiveness, ambition, and boldness. It’s a sign of initiation and new beginnings. As Rahu transits through the early degrees of Aries (rahu moves in the reverse direction), we may experience a surge of energy and a desire to assert ourselves more vigorously. This period can be marked by intense ambitions and a strong drive to achieve our goals.
Pisces is a water sign known for its deep emotions, intuition, and spiritual sensitivity. This transition from the fiery Aries to the watery Pisces represents a significant shift in energy. It’s as if the burning desires of Aries are doused by the waters of Pisces, leading to a period of introspection and heightened emotional sensitivity.
The journey of Rahu through the Gandanta zone from Aries to Pisces is a passage from the known to the unknown, from the fiery to the watery, and from the material to the spiritual. It challenges us to let go of our ego-driven desires and embrace the mysteries of the subconscious and the spiritual aspects.
Rahu in Gandanta – Predictions based on Moon/Ascendant Signs
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Rahu’s transition from the 1st to the 12th house signifies a journey from self-discovery and assertiveness to spiritual exploration and detachment.
Rahu’s transition from the 12th to the 11th house signifies a shift from introspection and solitude to active participation in social and group activities.
Rahu’s transition from the 11th to the 10th house signifies a shift from aspirations and networking (11th house) to a strong focus on career and public recognition (10th house)
Rahu’s transition from the 10th to the 9th house signifies a shift from a focus on career and public life to a quest for higher knowledge, spirituality, and cultural exploration.
Rahu’s transition from the 9th to the 8th house signifies a shift from seeking knowledge and exploration to deep transformation and a quest for the hidden truths of life.
Rahu’s transition from the 8th to the 7th house signifies a shift from deep transformation and exploration to a focus on relationships, partnerships, and social connections.
Rahu’s transition from the 7th to the 6th house signifies a shift from relationship-oriented concerns to matters related to health, service, and career ambitions.
Rahu’s transition from the 6th to the 5th house signifies a shift from a focus on service and daily routines to a more creative and romantic phase of life.
Rahu’s transition from the 5th to the 4th house signifies a shift from a focus on creativity and self-expression to matters related to home, family, and emotional security.
Rahu’s transition from the 4th to the 3rd house signifies a shift from a focus on home and family to matters related to communication, learning, and networking.
Rahu’s transition from the 3rd to the 2nd house signifies a shift from a focus on communication and learning to matters related to finances, wealth accumulation, and personal values.
Rahu’s transition from the 2nd to the 1st house signifies a shift from financial concerns and personal values to matters related to self-identity, self-expression, and personal growth.
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Rahu in Gandanta – Remedies
- During Rahu’s presence in Aries, which falls in the Gandanta period from August 28th 2023 to October 30th 2023, chant the mantra “Kshipa om svaha.“
- When Rahu transitions into Pisces, part of the Gandanta period from October 30th 2023 to January 1st 2024, chant the mantra “Pakshirajaya Namah“.
- Recite the 12-syllable Vishnu Mantra, “Om Namo Bhagavate Vasudevaya,” or listen to the Vishnu Sahasranama during the auspicious Abhijit Muhurta. Utilize the align27 app for daily timings of Abhijit Muhurta.
- Surprise others with acts of goodwill and donations. Rahu is known to bring sudden and unexpected situations into life. You can positively surprise individuals, such as tipping generously ($20, for instance), to those working in service roles, like restroom attendants at airports. Such gestures are considered powerful remedies for countering Rahu’s effects.
- Worship Goddess Durga using the mantra “Aum Dum Durgaye Namah.” You can also recite the Durga Suktam. Goddess Durga is the deity associated with Rahu.