Rahu, the north node, is equated with Saturn the great malefic by Vedic Astrologers.
A strong Rahu 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.
The following is the special name (nama) mantra for the Rahu as preceded by it’s Shakti or power mantra. It can be used to connect with the planetary deity and to energize all the higher powers of the Rahu.
“Om Dhum Ram Rahave Namah”
The word ‘Dhum’ in above mantra denotes Dhavana Shakti, the power of obscuring, hiding, protecting and preparing.
Gayatri Mantra for Rahu:
“Om Sookdantaya vidmahe, Ugraroopaya dhimahi, tanno Rahu Prachodayat”
This Gayatri mantra consists of three parts. The first is the chants to the Rahu. The second is the mantra proper. The third is a summary of the mantra’s energies.
The Gayatri mantra is chanted at sunrise, noon and sunset. At dawn it is called Gayatri, the youthful form of the Goddess, consort of Lord Brahma, the creator. It is called Savitri, the mature form, at noon, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is called Sarasvati, the elderly form, at sunset, the consort of Lord Vishnu.