The Chhaya graha are presently in the Taurus Scorpio axis. Taurus is one of the most conducive environments for Rahu and similarly Scorpio is one of Ketu’s favoured haunts, they are practically exalted here. They transit in the retrograde motion so true Rahu and true Ketu will be transiting through Aries and Libra respectively from 17th Mar 2022 to 29th Nov 2023. This is a significant transit of about 20.5 months, which is longer than their average transit of about 18months. (For the mean nodal positions, the tranit is from 12th Apr 2022 to 29th Nov 2023.) If you observe their effects in their recent transits, they have been raining pain on the world ever since their Gemini Sagittarius transit. And this has continued strongly during their Taurus Scorpio phase too.
To make sense of what their current transit, first try to think back on what happened in the world and in your personal life during their last sojourn here, ie from Apr 2003 to Mar 2005.
- At the global levels we saw the launch of Facebook, NASA reached Mars, private players reached space, Macedonia, Haiti, Ukraine, Spain, USA, India, etc went through political upheavals for several reasons, NATO expanded, European Union expanded, Hurricane Catrina took her toll, the Indian ocean earthquake/tsunami caused tragedy etc.
- For our Bharat, it was all topsy turvy. Our national election yielded a surprise PM with tainted politicians brazenly in power. Veerappan was killed, Kanchi Shankaracharya was in jail, violence in JK and NE, achievements in sports, the Best Bakery case and the Tsunami disaster. And we had the best President ever and our market was bullish throughout this time.
If you analyse these past events carefully, you can pick up the underlying themes. Expansions of political and government structures by whatever means possible. A dramatic change in the leadership, unexpected people rising to power. A positive change in the economy as Rahu’s exit from Taurus allowed the markets to regain common sense. Significant confusion in the legal system as Ketu went to Libra. And several natural disasters as the very elements, air, water, earth were against us.
As always, transits of Rahu and Ketu bring up dramatic changes in life, ie new opportunities open up as some fruits of past karma come up for resolution. During their stay in Aries Libra 2022-23, the lunar nodes will be influenced by the signs, their component nakshatra and the intermittent conjunctions/ aspects of the other planets.
Rahu in Aries. the natural 1st house of the zodiac. Let’s add the keywords here, a pioneering mindset, physical ability, confidence, movement, invasions, explorations, etc now enhanced by Rahu’s endless desire to experience it all. Aries is composed of the Ashvini, Bharani and Krutika nakshatra.
- Rahu will be aspected by Saturn from 29th Apr to 12th Jul 2022 and will again come under Saturn’s aspect from 17th Jan to Nov 2023. This will be an especially traumatic time, this combination is also called a Shapit dosh with its typical results.
- Rahu will be conjunct Jupiter from 22nd Apr to 29th Nov 2023. This is a Guru chandal yog operating with its own typical results.
- Mars will be aspecting True Rahu from 12th Mar to 7th Apr. They will be conjunct from 27th Jun to 10th Aug. And Mars will aspect him again from 3rd Oct to 16th Nov 2023. This will again be an exceptionally dangerous time.
Ketu in Libra, the natural 7th house which represents balance, equitable relationships, marriages, law and legal issues, bargains, partnerships, gains through business etc now affected by Ketu’s apathy, disinterest and yet his typical deep philosophical tilt. Libra is composed of the Chitra, Svati and Vishakha nakshatras.
- Jupiter will aspect Ketu from 22nd Apr – 29th Nov 2023. This will be a favourable time for spiritual aspirants but will give pain on the material level.
- Mars will be aspecting Ketu with his 4th aspect during 17th May – 27th Jun. And he continue doing so, when conjunct Rahu ie from 27th Jun – 10th Aug. Mars will again aspect Ketu from 10th May – 1st Jul 2023 and then they will be be together from 3rd Oct – 16th Nov 2023. These times will be very dangerous on several levels as aggression is enhanced.
In all this, we will experience the eclipses where Sun or Moon will be together with Rahu or Ketu. The nodes move in the forward direction and also remainstationary during eclipses. The eclipse energies will be active during Apr – May and Oct – Nov 2022. Also again during Apr – May and Oct 2023 again triggering pending karma on several levels.
The time when Rahu will be in Ashvini and Ketu in Svati nakshatra will be exceptional in some way. If Rahu and Ketu are favourable for your chart, they will grant some very significant progress, but if they are poised for negative results then they will ensure karma is balanced in whatever way possible.
A general interpretation for this transit would be something like this. Selfishness, aggressiveness will increase, there will be furious fights over trivial issues. Religious fanaticism and racism will increase. Breakdown of relationships, loss of pleasure in interpersonal relationships. This is not a good time to create new relationships and carelessness and stupid behaviour can break existing relations for ever. Increase in deviant sexual activities, misuse of drugs and hallucinogens. Corruption and crime will increase, especially the crimes against women. Genuine spirituality will increase for some of us but the path will be difficult, through material pain.
Expect forest fires, followed by cyclones, excessive rain and a very cold winter as all the seasons are going to be extreme. So drought and flooding both are expected. Earthquakes and volcanic disasters are also possible in this time. For our nation, cyclones are imminent on all the coasts, especially the east coast should be prepared.
War situations will be active, internal civil wars are possible, borders will be breached. Every nation will think only for itself and try to damage other nations who affect their national interests. Civil tensions will increase so expect acts of terrorism from fanatics, ie bombings etc. Those nations who have misused the global financial network will face repercussions as their economy will slow down eg USA. Generally the world to the west of Bharat will suffer more than the nations to our east. The west is on a slippery slope and should be careful.
Whenever Saturn or Mars aspect Rahu or Ketu in transit, there will be an exponential increase in the turmoil at the global and local levels, expect bombings, attacks, terrorism, fire related accidents etc. These times will be very dangerous as world leaders will actively use underhand means to destabilise others and the fall out on the global level will be high. Rahu Ketu are subjective energies and Saturn Mars are their objective counterparts so if they get together in some way they are capable of causing havoc on both physical and astral levels. Overall ‘separation’ on several levels is expected.
Whenever Jupiter will be influencing Rahu and Ketu, expect a positive increase in the economy, especially cryptocurrency and gold trading will see a rise. Spirituality will see an increase as people will try to make sense of what is happening around them.
Briefly the predictions for the signs.
These are based on your birth Moon sign, as the Moon determines the timing and fructification of karma. But if your Ascendant sign is strong, then you can blend the results to gain a better picture of what is expected. These results are only those which can be ascertained from the position of Rahu and Ketu. (I have written a separate post combining the results of Rahu, Ketu, Saturn, Jupiter.)
Aries – Finances will be affected, budgeting is necessary. Not a good time to invest in long term assets. Personal health will be a concern, so do not delay in consulting medical professionals. Occult, astral and issues from the ancestors will erupt. Health of the parents will be a concern. There will be some estrangement from the spouse. Avoid short term flings. Try to find happiness in your children/ students.
Taurus – You will be required to relocate in some way, either a new job, residence or transfer to foreign locations is indicated. There will be mental and physical stresses. Managing resources properly is necessary, do not lend money to others in this time. If your Ketu is stronger than Rahu then this time can be average to good as your enemies will be scattered, your debts will be non existent and your health will remain good. You might suffer due to the nebulous occult but you will be able to manage it well.
Doing pujas of your adored deity can greatly alleviate things.
Gemini – Rahu has the capacity to give good results with respect to gains, friends and social visibility. You may be required to relocate to foreign or strange places during this time. Loss of ancestral properties and heavy loans is possible. Ketu can grant intelligence and ability to think clearly. This can help if you are in working in such professions. Expect stress from children. Take care of your diet.
Cancer – If your birth chart is strong enough you can expect some positivity in your profession, however the overall period will be tedious. Unexpected transfers are possible which will force you to go to foreign environments. Physical deaths of elders especially on the paternal side are possible. Make sure to decide on matters only after you think things through. Do not gamble or invest in risky prospects. If Ketu is favourable then spiritual inclinations will increase.
Leo – Financial problems will exist but you will be able to tackle them fearlessly. You might feel inclined to practice occult or convert into another religion or change your thought processes. Timely luck and overall support in life will reduce. But still you will manage to pull through by harnessing your personal courage and logical mind.
Virgo – There will be problems and losses from several fronts in life. Mainly the physical and emotional heath will suffer. People whom you trust will betray you. There may be physical deaths of close relatives during this time. Diseases of the mouth, difficultly in speaking coherently, stammering, etc are possible. There will be a scarcity of essential stuff in your life, home life is afflicted.
Libra – Avoid getting into situations where you have to compromise with your position. Your self-confidence will be low and there will be a tendency to argue for no reason, you will be irritable. Break up with the marriage or business partner is likely. Avoid flings as they will cause more trouble. Skin disease, discolouration and scarring is possible. Injuries due to accidents, fire and surgeries are likely. You will become more spiritual during this time. Those in professions/ business connected to heavy metals can see some gains during this time.
Scorpio – Rahu is generally favourable for you, more than Ketu. Your enemies will be decimated, money issues will be sorted out and there will be relief from disease. There is a possibility of gain from foreign sources. However you may be accused for things which you have not done, so ensure that you behave in an ethical manner always. If Ketu is stronger in your chart then he can grant intense spiritual experiences.
Sagittarius – Money flow will be adequate but there will be a tendency to spend on unnecessary items, so budgeting is necessary. Important decisions should be taken only after thinking over issues dispassionately. Health of the children and the older sibling can be an issue. If your Ketu is stronger than Rahu then this time can be good for you. Perform pujas of your adored deity and try to cooperate with the female members of your family.
Capricorn – Health will be an issue as overwork and lack of rest take their toll. You may face some problems from your landed property and house. Separation from the mother or some close maternal relative is possible or you may be forced to leave your native lands. Be careful while travelling, avoid rash behaviour on the roads. For students this is not a good time as you might fail to concentrate on you studies. There is a possibility of going for pilgrimages and performing religious activities.
Aquarius – Rahu will grant a good time, there are opportunities coming up but evaluate everything before taking the plunge. Money should be adequate, friends will be around and family life will be happy. However try stick to your ethics and morals to avoid issues later. There may be some trouble from the in-laws. Also avoid travelling without a purpose. The difficulties faced by you during this time will help you gain a new perspective on the spiritual and philosophical levels.
Pisces – Expenditure will increase, think twice before you spend your money on unnecessary things. Self esteem and confidence might take a hit as you might feel afraid for no good reason. Health will be affected, fever, food poisoning etc can occur. There will be quarrels in your family but your spouse will be generally supportive. You can try to learn music, singing and doing pujas at temples to channelise the energies.
These general readings will be modified as per the individual chart and the ongoing Dasha periods. If you have your birth Rahu Ketu in Aries/Libra then the effects will be more intense. Or if you are undergoing a Dasha period of Rahu or Ketu.
Remedies are as always Dana and Mantra. Also behavioural changes as you intelligently try to use the energies of the time coming up. If you are doing some regular spiritual practice then the remedies will work more effectively.
(I have taken these dates from the Drik panchang)
Thanks Tejaswini ji. Lots to think over. Happy to see new posts from you. There is no way to reach out to you without a new post. Do consider sharing some email address or some other way to get an update on your kushal mangal.
i close the comment box on the individual post a week after i publish it.
this i do to reduce frivolous comments, else i will be swamped 🙂
but the comment box at the forum page is always open. you can post your comment here.
i am always kushal mangal 🙂
just very busy these days.
i do not interact one to one on email coz again it will be too much.
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🙏🏻 Good to know.
There was a longish gap from last post. That did give me a chance to catch up on some of the other posts. Especially the one about your Sat Guru was very informative.
I would encourage other readers to have a look.
Hi, I read this post and the other one that you have mentioned in the article. Although both are somewhat similar, I was thinking about the timeline – April to July. Will things get a little easier after July?
As far as Rahu is considered, I guess he is a dominant entity in my chart. So far, I have tasted lows and moderate highs, so when I was thinking about Rahu, a sudden thought occurred concerning lemon lamps lit in temples during Rahu kaal.
Will doing that be of any help?
I understand that doing mantra japa of Durga will also help for Rahu problems. So which mantra japa will help for Saturn?
Also, I have heard that Saturn favours disciplined and service oriented life. So will changing lifestyle and enforcing discipline help?
depends on the individual horoscope.
saturn entering capricorn will give relief to pisces, leo, scorpio, esp pisces will benefit the most.
i do not know about lemon lamps. do consult your regular astrologer.
Doing mantra Jaap of Devi Durga will help for several problems including Rahu.
in fact reciting the saptashloki Durga from the Devi Mahatmya is a regular daily practice.
7 shloks take 1 min to recite.
yes, scheduling your day and following a time table wll help
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Thank you for the reply.
I’ll check out the Shloka for sure 🙂
Hope these trying times make us strong physically, mentally, and spiritually.
I can definitely vouch for the lemon lamps (rahu kaala puja) ….taught to me by my mother… and have done it myself for over two decades on tuesdays. It is powerful. Maybe some Tamilian/South Indian friend/s could give more guidance directly.
It’s always heartening to hear of sadhakas wanting to do more and more sadhana.
Durga’s blessings abound in some many ways!
Have observed recent global trends with the necessary vairagya only because of Jyotish….thanks to your posts.
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Thank you, I’ll surely give it a try 🙂
I will tell my experience on lighting lemon lamp. Once my spouse was going through rahu period, it was the starting stage of rahu rahu. His job condition was going in upside down. He did lemon lamp during a Tuesday rahu kala time. Just for one time he did first and within an hour his boss reached out to him and his job situation got resolved.
I asked him to do lemon lamp but i did not know we want to do lemon lamp for devi or rahu. I got some pink flowers and he did archana for rahu and also did lemon lamp for rahu. I really did not know about doing lemon lamp is for devi that time. But later i heard about it and did for devi in his name. But the blessings and divine intervention i felt was huge that time. I cannot advise this is the right way because i felt to do these intuitively. Later i came across this blog when searching in internet for rahu in leo. Please follow what you feel right to do from your heart. Hope this helps.
Thank you for your kind words. There’s a nearby Devi temple, I would ask there about it.
Warm Regards 🙂
According to your previous post, true rahu ketu transit occurs on 17th March. Here you have mentioned it as 12th March. Thought I’d let you know.
Have a nice day 🙂
it was a typo.
Its 17th mar fr true nodes
Thank you. God Bless………. I think in the beginning of the post, transits dates should be Apr-2022 instead of Mar-2022
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I use true nodes always not mean nodes.
Read the post and the linked posts before commenting.
Refreshing to read your post after pretty long time gap between your last post and this post.
karmic debts related to which area would unfold in case birth rahu is in libra and birth Ketu is in Aries along with Sun,Venus and Jupiter in 11th house. i.e. lord of 5th house with Ketu in Aries along with Sun and Jupiter in Aries while Rahu is in Libra in 5th house?
Thanks and Regards
All your blogs are very insightful. This time i felt suddenly to check your blog and i was surprised to see new post. Can you please write on choosing a spiritual path leaving materialistic life and what will be the planetary influences on us if we choose sanyasa.
I am living with my spouse and 2 kids and it was a struggle dealing with narcissm. Its a sacrifice for kids. From last couple of years i feel, see syncronocities and a I feel deep call inside to leave this toxic relationship as if my soul is speaking to me. I do my spiritual sadhana and meditation.
“The time when Rahu will be in Ashvini and Ketu in Svati nakshatra will be exceptional in some way.”
Ma’am, would you mind adding some clarification to this statement—why do these placements signify an exceptional quality of time?
Thank you! 😊🙏😊
Rahu in Ketu linked Nakshatra
Ketu in Rahu linked Nakshatra
Pranam Tejaswini ji,
I cant tell you how much I missed you in last 2weeks. Every Sunday every hour I eagerly wait for your post, your posts are divine it feels like divine powers are guiding us. Mam specially in last 2 weeks there has been so much happening in the world that the need to read a post from you was multifold. There was a void in midst of all the chaos and my heart yearned to see a post from you as a divine light.
On another note mam, Rahu dev has arrived in the most earth shattering way, Japan has been hit by 7.3 magnitude earthquake.
Har Har Mahadev. May Mahadev give us all strength to endure whatever may come with aastha and gratitude.
Aapko sadar Pranam
Happy to see your post. It’s like a ‘prasada’, always ‘tastey’ 😊.
Thank you, for the remedy, as it is doable.
I am so happy to see you back with a post🙏🏻🙂♥️ That was a long absence! I had been thinking about you all these weeks. I felt you were busy. My reaction to missing you had been to read/ re-read your old posts during this time🙂
While I am very grateful for this post, it brought back a lot of traumatic memories for me. The last time Rahu Ketu was in Aries-Libra, I went through an unbearably traumatic time – at that time I was going through Ketu Mahadasha along with Sade Sati. On 2 occasions for 2 months I was living in a hospital away from home. I lost my dad, my mother fell very ill and at home life was painful. I had lost all my savings in medical and other expenses.
After reading your post I was analyzing the planetary positions of that time (2003-2005). Several of the planetary positions in the sky were different then. Now I am going through the Mahadasha of my 6th house planet (Case of Vipreet yoga) – not so great; I don’t mind the serving part, it is having to deal with enemies that I dislike the most. I am terribly scared of this Rahu-Ketu placement. Professionally I cannot work in foreign or far away places because I am taking care of aged people at home. I just don’t want to go away from home. And I dread to think of a situation where I have to live in a hospital again.
I will definitely be doing the remedies. Actually I did some pujas this month without knowing about this transit. I wish with all my heart that this Rahu-Ketu transit in Aries-Libra won’t be as difficult for me as the previous one.
Lots of love and gratitude
PS – Already there has been an earthquake in Japan, war is happening in Ukraine …..I wish there wasn’t so much suffering in this world😢
self analysis is very empowering. keep studying your chart, your self and your surroundings. try to find the patterns which you can use to predict the future.
if you are aware of what all can happen, your mind will be more prepared to deal with it. also you can do your remedies daan/mantra etc to reduce the impact.
that is how you use Jyotish, to support your Mind. once your Mind is on your side, things become easier.
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Hi Ma’am, does it mean that the events occurred during 2003-2005 can hold some sort of key?
I remember a few things that during the transit.. there were several new things like I got a teacher who taught me Lalitha and Vishnu Sahasranamam. There was lot of ups and downs in my education regarding which my mom was angry with me..
Currently I’m feeling restless about this transit that’s affecting my productivity at work.
As per the combined effects of Rahu ketu Saturn and Mars on my moon sign, the transit is excellent however it’s moderate to bad according to ascendent. Maybe this is causing some kind of restlessness in me..
Sorry, I forgot to comment about this in my previous comment.
Hello Tejaswini ji
Wonderful post, I was looking forward to it. I have shrapit dosha in my D9 and D60 chart but not in D1 chart. Now rahu will be transiting over my natal saturn in the fifth house. Will this dosha manifest itself now or will it not manifest in this life since it is not in D1? Also can you please describe the effects of rahu transit over natal saturn.
As I came to know from your posts that you do not do readings now, i felt as if i got late. Because reading through your posts i found a certain connect. Is there a way to contact you even for advice for a complex situation in life [ its been 20 + years]. I some how feel I could find a missing link in my situation , writing with hope (Shruti)
U can contact Nikita if her T&C r acceptable to u.
Thanks a lot for the encouragement🙂🙏🏻 I guess I have not completely healed the trauma of that time because your post triggered me in a way I never expected. I am still feeling very fearful. Nevertheless I am most grateful for your post, your past posts on transits have always helped me and this post has too. Please do continue to write on transits.
Thanks to you and this blog, I have several tools to deal with such problems which I did not have then🙏🏻
Lots of love and gratitude
Thank you so much Mam for the guiding post after the long gap !
“Thank you” to the persons here who talked about lemon lamps in the ‘Comments’ section. I was not aware of lemon lamps and their purpose. Coincidentally, last month when I visited a South Indian temple I saw a woman carrying a lemon lamp. I wondered what it was for but did not ask as I was a bit preoccupied.
Thank you Shainy for sharing your experience 🙏🏻
Thank you for throwing light on the major transits this year with your posts.
I have been wondering for sometime, is there a way for someone to know/intuit/realize if they have worked out past karmas or created more new ones at any stage in life for e.g, once saturn mahadasha is over.
I have been under 6th and 8th house influence most of my life and I so want to know the answer to the question I have asked above.
I have read your post on 7th house regarding similar concept.
Read the posts on dark/light halves of zodiac.
Use the trikons concept, especially the position of Dharma and Moksha trikons.
I thank you for this post. It is crucial all of us. As I have already mentioned before, I am a Capricorn moon. And Mars is transiting here , he is also my 8th house lord (Virgo lagna) . I am feeling very agitated and angry (past trauma related) and my spiritual practice is wavering… Even on these days, I do something, but the level is not upto what I would consider myself capable of doing at this point.
I want to thank you for this post. Rahu and Ketu have just now started transiting through my 8th and 2nd respectively… at the same time, I am concerned and scared that my present phase (especially transits in my birth moon Capricorn) might make even my approaches to remedies difficult (I am majorly refering to the agitation and anger towards past that I have been trying to heal).There are good days but there are difficult days too.. I am writing to you om ome such difficult day.
I am again not asking for remedies as you have written a lot on them… but there are days when I feel really hopeless with only painful thoughts and memories of my past abuse. Reading your words give me hope Madam…
If you think you could have any words to guide me, I would be grateful as always Madam..
Thanks and best wishes,
Is fall/loss at end of the rahu mahadasha/antardasha bound to happen or it can be prevented or minimized? Will jupiter’s 5th/9th aspect be able to provide some kind help?
My baisc undertanding of rahu is that he gives potential to break boundaries provided that we know where to stop! Am I right ma’am?