Analysis, Rahu in 5th, Ketu in 11th house

Rahu and Ketu in the 5th/11th axis produce extraordinary individuals as these two houses are connected to the sense of self and the interactions that one has with the infinite others. I wrote about the personality described by Ketu in the 5th and Rahu in the 11th earlier. Rahu/Ketu in the 5th and 11th houses requires that the personality balance between the individual self-ego and the grouped resources/consciousness. There is a huge chunk of energy available in this axis which can be used by you positively or negatively depending on the other placements of the horoscope.

As we are dealing with Rahu/ Ketu, the influences of the planets conjoint or aspecting them, the signs in which they are placed, the power of these sign’s lords etc become very important and require careful analysis. Rahu is just karmic attraction, these others are the direction of the karmic attraction. Similarly Ketu is basically karmic apathy, these others give direction to the detachment. If you want to go into real details, analyse the character of the Lunar mansions/ Nakshatra in which Rahu/Ketu are placed in. And also check if any other planets are placed in the Nakshatra owned by Rahu/Ketu. This will add significant nuances to the reading.

Analysis, Rahu in 5th, Ketu in 11th house

Rahu in the 5th house

This 5th house is very sensitive as it defines your intelligence. There is infinite mental energy available here. How much energy you have with you. Your connect with your internal divinity. Rahu in the 5th means that the 5th house affairs are always in focus.

Creativity is unlimited, this can manifest as a large number of children, or a large number of students. Your children /students will be a bit odd, either very intelligent and very practical or linked to the occult. You can be a very good artist, especially a photographer or an actor where you explore the range of human experiences. A photographer who takes pictures of people or an actor who acts out different personalities are experiencing human nature. (The other combination, ie Rahu in 11th will also produce photographers but these people will prefer taking photos of nature, never people!)

You can write and publish books, you might blog. Expressions are your forte. Every human expression is familiar to you. You can be a good astrologer or someone who uses energy directly but connected in some way to the human experience. You love yourself, you are very aware of your personality, self-love comes easy and you are always confident and sure of yourself in every possible situation.

Education is erratic, there may be breaks in the normal classic style of school/college. But you will never be at a disadvantage here. You will end up with sufficient education to remain ahead in life. If you have a choice in this matter choose a vocation a business a hands-on-professional course in life so that the Rahu energy is more channelised into technical type of stuff. You have an aptitude for this. You can be a scientist, an eccentric inventors, a genius. You have an extraordinary intellect. You can make that leap from a common innovation to a true invention.

The karmic influences of the past lives are very active and you can access these memories very easily. Highly intuitive, you can re-live these without much effort. These are your assets so if you get flashes of events or feelings do not get scared, use the information you receive from them.

You are not really religious. Even if you do take up singing bhajans and indulge in outward show of religion this will be a temporary phase, as you are not really into religion or dogma. You will not follow a book. (Religions have a main book which they are required to follow. Hinduism/ Sanatan Dharm is not a religion, there is no main book. We follow our Conscience). You will want to find out for yourself, you will experiment with several faith systems till you find one which suits your nature. 

You have that rare intellectual appreciation in matters of faith, spirituality, religion and related stuff. When Rahu is in the 5th house and Ketu in the 11th you are attracted to the experience of the deepest self and detached from the extended others. The flow of experience is inward towards the individual self. Rahu, in the Samudra Manthan story-allegory, tried to imitate the Light. There is a desire to become the Light. This can be a highly spiritual placement as you dive inwards into yourself, searching, experiencing your own intelligence till you realise your Real Self. Just remember that the law of Karma operates always. Always follow your Conscience. You are highly intuitive and have access to energies which others normally do not. Rahu/Ketu are karma personified. If you try to cheat yourself / others or cause harm to others using your occult abilities, it will rebound on you very badly. This moral and spiritual wrong will manifest as illness of the body/mind.

If this Rahu is under the influence of malefics or debilitated, especially Sun or Mars it gives a very forceful personality, the person will behave as a mini-tyrant in the house/office. If Mercury with malefic influences or bereft of auspicious aspects sits with such a Rahu it will create a crook, a swindler, someone who does financial crimes.


Ketu in the 11th house

Important tip : Do not let your friends and group members take advantage of you. (Read this line twice)

Gains of every sort, friends and like-minded groups are the domain of the 11th house. The natural lord of his house is Saturn as he rules the 11th sign Aquarius. True gains or friendships are a product of karma, effort, discipline and hard work. Ketu here is apathy, a product of your karma. You do not feel the need to work to keep your friends. You get along with everyone. Your ‘friends’ are more a product of circumstance, they come and vanish. You are unable to ‘connect’ on the material levels, so partying, going to movies, school/college/office friends are simply not possible. Very rarely will you find someone who will stick with you in the real sense. If there is some esoteric occult or spiritual connect then only your friendships will survive.

Your gains too will be significant but you are unable to retain them. You are unable to retain them. One tip is to never gamble with this combination. Find some professional financial adviser to help you manage your assets as you earn them. Bad advise from older brothers or friends can land you in trouble. There are possibilities of missed opportunities and undesirable people nagging you. You will be known in society as a powerful person, but very private. The 11th house is an upchaya house and Ketu is a natural malefic so results will improve with time. This horoscope will go on giving more and more auspicious results as you grow older.

An underlying sense of grief exists as you are detached from all fruits of your personality. Be aware of this else this will manifest in the body as a skin or nervous disease.

Ketu is highly intuitive, no analysis, so the things connected with the 11th house will be sensed, not analysed. You might get a streak of luck or be connected to the occult. A highly individual way of thinking often against the commonly accepted dogma. If such a Ketu is under auspicious influences, you will be involved in helping others, a humanitarian sort of nature. You can be an astrologer work with other divination systems, be a counsellor. But do not give away more of your assets /energy than what is appropriate. But if this Ketu is under malefics, there are very few friends, person does not socialise, does not even leave the house and the personality becomes very self-centered. There are often problems with elder siblings with this placement.

A conscious balance between the 5th and the 11th house energies is essential. If you think the natural 5th house is fiery Leo and the natural 11th house is the airy Aquarius. The nature of Rahu is fire and Ketu is airy. Double dose of these elements can create an explosive personality. Conscious management of the Rahu-Ketu energies is essential here, else their potential will not be manifested. Rahu-Ketu placements are the challenge of your life-time. This is a hard challenge but if overcome gives the highest possible gain.

The first half of the life is very active while the second half of life goes in relative quiet. It does not mean that you go into obscurity, it rather means that you are satisfied.

Ketu Mahdasha and Rahu Mahadasha as per the Vimshottari system, will be very active, you will actively use their gifts. Especially Rahu-Ketu, the Rahu-Rahu and Ketu-Rahu antardasha/ sub-peroids will be quite karmically heavy-duty. Be very very careful during the Ketu-Ketu subperiod, this brief period of a few months duration will hit very hard. Their sub-periods in the other planet’s Mahadasha-s also will bring in lots of movement.

Their transits are quite slow with 1.5yrs in each sign, (right now they are in Capricorn /Cancer) so keep a look out here too. Periods heavy with Rahu/ Ketu energy will grant profits and gains but after their periods are complete these gains too may erode. 

If you can do regular Dhyan the spiritual aspect of this combination will find its channel. This will allow the material benefits to manifest properly and you will be able to retain these too. Doing mantra -jaap of Rahu and Ketu on Tuesdays/Saturdays and especially during eclipses is very useful to regulate their energies. 

Rahu in the 5th (or 11th), is a dream come true placement. If you navigate the energies with a clear intention and a crystal-clear conscience you will attain the heights of the material as well as the spiritual. Obviously Ketu will support in his own indifferent way but he will support. Rahu-Ketu are together fire-air, Rahu provides the experience for Ketu to transform you. The 5th-11th is also fire-air, unlimited scope for movement and transformation.

This the magic of Rahu-Ketu the 5/11 axis. Experience and Transform.


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24 thoughts on “Analysis, Rahu in 5th, Ketu in 11th house

  1. Shiyam Marooz September 22, 2019 / 5:03 pm

    Hello again
    I have the opposite placement ( ketu in 5th house with Guru) and Rahu in 11th house). Can I still consider your reading ?


  2. Aman December 6, 2019 / 11:16 pm

    I too have Rahu in 5th and Ketu in 11th. Currently going through my Ketu Mahadasha and I am drawn to astrology and have been trying to find out my pending karmas, but haven’t been successful. I had read your article after searching the same but could not conclude anything. I know you do not do any readings any more and I respect that but I would really appreciate if you can please enlighten me. I would be highly obliged.


    • astrologerbydefault December 7, 2019 / 11:16 am

      Hi there,
      Rahu and Ketu are rather typical as they work through the houses/signs/planets aspecting or conjoint and their sign’s rulers. I have written several posts on them which you can check out frm the Index page.
      so to analyse your ketu mahadasha first analyse what all influence your Ketu. The physical things of life influenced by Ketu will be linked to these things.
      I have written a post on ketu mahadasha here. It is sort of a guideline post so do go through it.

      Ketu in the 11th is a good placement and it keeps on giving better results with age. He is complemented by Rahu in the 5th house. Whatver other planets influence this axis, it will ultimately work for the best. the 5/11 axis is the best placemnt for them.
      Do not worry about your life’s pending karma, they will be resolved with time as per the birth chart placements.
      If you do some spiritual practice during this Ketu Mahadasha it will help.

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      • Aman December 7, 2019 / 1:31 pm

        Thank you so much for taking out time to reply. Really appreciate it!! I have been practicing Meditation before ketu started and I think it has helped me too.
        Wow, thank you so much once again.
        I like the way you present everything scientifically.


  3. SWARNABH February 22, 2020 / 10:46 am

    I haven’t yet come across something so remarkably close (and accurate) description of a planetary configuration that I have in my natal chart. It is highly enriching and illuminating.



  4. Sunny May 7, 2020 / 9:41 pm

    I have rahu in 5th and ketu in 11th.
    Education has been roller coaster ride, no social life, seen friends coming and going… Etc.
    You have mentioned to stay away from gambling. That is something I will never be able to do it. I am very much passionate about stock market and planning to purse career in it. I invest only after thorough analysis. Any remedy for this?


    • astrologerbydefault May 8, 2020 / 12:14 pm

      Hi there
      in your personal chart, if Mercury and mercury’s signs are powerful also there is intelligence ie a helpful Sun .. then you can try as per your inclination..


      • Sunny May 8, 2020 / 1:20 pm

        I am Leo ascendent (D1)
        Venus and Jupiter in 1st house
        Mars+sun+mercury in 3rd houses
        In both D-9 and D-1 sun in Libra
        Sun 3 14′
        Mars 9 02′
        Mercury 14 39′


      • astrologerbydefault May 8, 2020 / 5:28 pm

        Hi there,
        i do not do personal readings anymore. tht part of my karma is over now..
        do use the posts to read more about the planets, signs and houses and how to analyse the charts.. and come to your own conclusions ..


      • Naresh July 22, 2020 / 12:59 am

        I have Rahu in the 5 th house & ketu in the 11 th house .
        I do not get along with father & friends. Any remedy


      • astrologerbydefault July 22, 2020 / 12:51 pm

        Hi there
        I have written several posts on remedies, you can go through them, use the index page.
        for personalised remedies you should consult your regular astrolger


  5. deepak chowdhry May 10, 2020 / 11:48 pm

    First time read and probably will read many times. Your kindness in sharing your knowledge and experience is invaluable. Thank you.

    There is a lot of confusion in the community regarding parivartan yogas, will you be able to find a way to share some understanding regarding its essence, karmic cause and effect and finally interpretation wrt to dashas and antardashas ?

    Grateful follower.


    • astrologerbydefault May 11, 2020 / 6:58 pm

      Hi there
      i have written about exchange of houses, called the parivartan yog, do check the index page or the search bar to locate that post

      if i get time, i will try to write more about it


  6. Sam July 2, 2020 / 11:52 am

    Can you write one on Ketu in 4th/Rahu in 10th? If you could consider, depending on your time!


  7. ARS July 19, 2020 / 12:18 pm

    hello ma’am
    everything is explained so deeply..i have same placement…with mercury and venus retro with rahu in 5th house….ketu mahadasha has been horrible…always some diseases and no known cause…only thing which gives solace is mantra and dhyan..currently ketu mahadasha and saturn antardasha…its really difficult to do anything….does changes occur with mercury antardasha??


    • astrologerbydefault July 19, 2020 / 1:39 pm

      Hi there
      Mercury is with Rahu so functions of rahu will b active during his MD .. also venus related stuff will also b somewhat brought to the forefront .. shud give opportunities fr creativity and active use of ur logical snd mental powers .. shud b good


      • ABHISHEK RANJAN SINGH July 20, 2020 / 7:12 am

        thank you for replying…
        does the entire ketu mahadasha means paying back for previous birth karma and does venus mahadasha brings drastic changes…


  8. Manthan Raja July 19, 2020 / 5:31 pm

    Thank you for the deep dive into this very interesting topic.
    I have Rahu and Jupiter together in 5 and Ketu in 11th. Does that drastically change the above or would it still be quite similar ?


  9. Mukunthan July 28, 2020 / 8:49 pm

    Hello Mam,

    Guess your article is almost very accurate in my case as well. I’m virgo ascendant and have Rahu in 5th and ketu in 11th with exalted Jupiter and Venus.

    Since childhood always wanna do my maximum possible service to people in and around.
    Now trying to be full time forex trader and soon want to become investor and support many aspiring people.

    But now I’m seeking more into inner self. Dont know where this journey leads to but feels like the treasure I’m seeking is within me but struggling to open it, probably patience is the key.


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