Many people sport branded accessories nowadays. Everybody wants branded items, whether they are clothes, bags, watches, or shoes because it reveals their good taste. Besides, some people feel that they are essential to keep up with the Joneses. When everyone else sports branded stuff, one feels embarrassed to be seen wearing non-branded goods.

However, not everyone can afford to own branded items as they can be quite costly. So, they choose to use counterfeit or duplicate brands instead. These are quite cheap and can give the original items a run for their money as they look very similar to them. So, it’s not surprising that there is a whole thriving industry that deals in spinoffs of reputed brands.

What’s wrong with that, you might ask? Apart from the ethical questions involved in exploiting the name of an established brand, that is.

Well, you will be surprised to know that astrologers claim that using counterfeit brands can have some adverse effects on those who use them. Surprised? Read on.  

According to some astrologers, using such phony brands can play havoc with your love life as well as your finances and luck. They also offer an explanation for why it happens.

According to them, fake brands can weaken your Venus energy. In astrology, Venus or Shukra is the planet of luxuries, materialistic comforts, beauty, love, and romance.

But that’s not all. It can also trigger your Rahu energy and increase its power.

Before going any further, let us learn more about Venus and Rahu and how they impact our lives.

Venus in Astrology

Venus, or Shukra, is a very beneficial planet, like Jupiter/Guru. It bestows materialistic comforts and luxuries. Venus is a feminine planet. It rules the zodiac signs of Taurus and Libra and the second and seventh houses in a birth chart. Venus signifies marriage and wife for men. It is the karak planet for the 7th house, which is the house of marriage and business partnerships. When well-placed in a horoscope, it ensures a harmonious marital life.

A favorable Venus gives one an attractive personality, wealth, prosperity, and conjugal bliss.

Rahu in Astrology

Rahu is the North lunar node and not actually a planet. But, as it has a significant impact on human life, it has the status of a planet. Rahu creates illusions and craves materialistic gains. Rahu also provides fame and represents innovation and technology. Rahu is never satisfied with what it has.

Unconscious desires, pleasures, ambition, fear, and uncouth behavior are all associated with Rahu. It can bring sudden losses, misfortunes, and failures in life.

A favorable Rahu can give worldly comforts, unexpected success, wealth, power, and strength. It also gives victory over one’s enemies.

Rahu’s downside is that it gives one insatiable desires. This can cause addictions, obsession, over-ambition, unrealistic expectations, and fantasies.

Rahu has strong associations with the occult sciences and also the dark side of human nature. It is against norms and conventions and represents the illegal and the dark.

Rahu is also associated with the occult and spirituality. It can bestow good intuition and a deep understanding of psychology.

It can create obstacles in your path and cause debts, confusion, and restlessness.

Venus, Rahu, and Counterfeit Brands

Venus is all about beauty and luxury. But when we opt for cheap counterfeit brands, Venus’ energy in our lives becomes weak. When Venus becomes weak, it will begin to impact the areas of our life that it rules. Since love, romance, and relationships are ruled by Venus, there will be a negative impact on these aspects. It can manifest as arguments, misunderstandings, miscommunication, etc., in your love life and lead to estrangement, separation, or a breakup. Adverse effects could also manifest in your finances, as Venus rules this sector.

Using duplicate brands can also trigger Rahu. Rahu energy is associated with deceit, dishonesty, and illusion. Wearing fake brands, therefore, activates Rahu energy because such products are not genuine. By using them, we are choosing falsehood and pretense over authenticity.

When Rahu energy is triggered, it can make one materialistic, greedy, deceitful, restless, and confused. One will resort to shortcuts in life and become more uncouth in behavior. It will also make the person defy society’s rules and regulations, as Rahu does not like rules and regulations. This can lead to all kinds of problems. The person may also fall prey to addictions and develop obsessions.  

So, instead of choosing counterfeit brands, opt for genuine brands. This will help you attract true abundance.