Rahu's end goal - the sign?
I was revisiting the Rahu/Ketu course where Ernst mentions that once the sign is experienced and accomplished the house area also improves.
However, on other occasions we have discussed that first a person should go to the house area, and then when that is accomplished he/she is ready to go to the sign.
So, which one is more accurate? And does the first statement means that we can take a shortcut by directly going to the sign and thus we will directly influence the house area as well without the need to focus on it much?
In essence one needs to work on/develop the sign elements of Rahu. However, in routine, its the house, being a more concrete thing than the sign, which will present itself to us and is a more easily available tool to work towards the Sign.
So, yes if one could work on the sign directly that could be the ideal thing but in reality its less likely to happen as accessing the Sign things would be more difficult than the house things.
How i have come to see it work is that we readily go to the house that rahu is in, but it does not work so we pull back to ketu. The reason rahu does not work, is cause we are not doing the sign right. So as we go to the house, we have to learn to do the sign right or we loose the house. I see this is a regular theme during rahu maturation. A person does the house, better than ever, and then it all falls apart because they did not know how to do the sign. The sign is much deeper and much harder to be aware off.
The house the lord is in is something that is there to help with the rahu journey, we succeed or fail through the agency of that house.
We cant shortcut to the sign. We just don't have the awareness of it. Its been really interesing to watch many many people go through their rahu maturations in the last few years and how every one of them even after getting the house in a better than ever way, they lost it and were completely unable to grasp what they needed to do, the sign. They were still trying to have that house and live out ketu's sign. I think this is normal actually and that it can take many years before a person can grasp the sign and try to use it. A lot depends of course on the condition of Rahu's lord.