According to Indian System of Vedic Astrology, Saturn is the most slowest moving planet. People who are influenced by ‘Shani Grah’ are slow in action. But, Saturn does not give laziness in us. Instead, Saturn makes us hard working and disciplined. Unpredictable planet Rahu is responsible for laziness in a person. Particularly, when Rahu is occupying Scorpio sign in one’s horoscope. If Rahu is throwing His aspect to the ascendant sign, the native might be prone to lethargic tendencies, without having a valid reason. Confusion, fictitious thoughts and detachment from outer world is also results of an inauspicious Rahu in one’s birth chart. When Rahu occupies fifth, seventh or ninth houses in a horoscope, the ascendant sign receives the undesirable aspect from Rahu.
Apart from this, if a native is born with a fixed sign as ascendant or even with a fixed sign as his/her Moon sign also, then laziness may be there, irrespective of the placement of other planets in the birth chart. Taurus, Leo, Scorpio and Aquarius signs are known as fixed signs as per the scriptures of ancient Indian Astrology. Venus, the Sun, Mars and Saturn are the rulers of these signs, respectively. Among these four planets, the Sun and Mars are known as energetic planets. But, still, there might be less mobility observed in the people with these rising signs.
Ongoing main period or sub period of Rahu can make one lazy. Main period of Rahu continues for 18 long years to change the mindset and thought process of a person. Sub period of Rahu in the main period of the Sun continues for 10 months and 24 days. Sub period of Rahu in the main period of the Moon continues for 18 months. Sub period of Rahu in the main period of Mars continues for 12 months and 18 days. Sub period of Rahu, in the main period of Rahu itself, continues for 32 months and 12 days. Sub period of Rahu in the main period of Jupiter continues for 28 months and 24 days. Sub period of Rahu in the main period of Saturn continues for 34 months and 6 days. Sub period of Rahu in the main period of Mercury continues for 30 months and 18 days. Sub period of Rahu in the main period of Ketu continues for 12 months and 18 days. None of these sub periods are of less than 10 months duration. So, when Rahu unfavourably disposed in the horoscope, it can inject laziness and other bad habits in them. Affinity towards intoxicant items, addiction of gambling, company of bad people are a few of the bad habits that Rahu can give us.
Using products of sandal wood, in any form, helps to reduce the inauspicious effect(s) of Rahu upto a certain extent. Worshipping Lord Bhairon Jee, on Fridays or Sundays also an effective remedy to turn a negative Rahu into an assertive result giving one. Rendering service to the handicap people or leprosy patients is another remedial measure that can be exercised to make Rahu favourable for us.