Ardra

Ardra is in Gemini (Mercury, intellect) and is the tamasic aspect of Rahu (the rebel). Rahu purifies our minds, our beliefs, and society of stagnant conventions that do not serve, bringing about fairness, justice, and balance. This tamasic Rahu is like the outlaw Robin Hood who stole from the rich and gave to the poor to restore balance in society.

How can our intellects be used to cut through the stagnation of our minds, self-limiting beliefs and habits? How can we rebel against all that keeps us thinking and acting in ways that inhibit the expression of our true potential? These are the questions that Rahu ruled Ardra asks. Ardra is symbolized by a teardrop. It is that inner longing that knows there is more to life.