Rahu in Ashwini and Ketu in Swati 2023

The current times are interesting with several planets in critical positions. The current Shapit yog, the paap kartari of several planets, the impending Guru chandal all will give ample study opportunities for those who are studying Jyotish. To add to this mix, we have Ketu transiting in a nakshatra connected to Rahu and Rahu in a nakshatra linked to Ketu.

Currently Rahu is in Aries and Ketu is in Libra. Rahu had entered Ashwini nakshatra on 7th Feb 2023 will be in here till 29th Nov when he will enter Pisces. During this time frame, when he goes direct around the October eclipse season, he will be sitting on the initial degrees of Aries for almost 2 months. This stationary and forward motion has extended his stay in the Ashwini lunar mansion by about 2 months. And Ketu had entered Swati in Sept 2022 and will be here till 13th Jul 2023, again a longer time than his average stay/nakshatra.

Rahu and Ketu in each other’s nakshatra indicate a sense of completion or finality or an ending regarding the things that they stand for. This time frame started from Sept 2022, peaking from Feb 2023 till Jul 2023. This energy will continue till Nov 2023, intense karma forced on all of us and with no option but to endure through.


If Ketu is stronger in your birth chart, then think back to Sept 2022. Something subtle must have occurred during this time which would have brought the Ketu indicated things strongly into your life. If your birth Ketu is auspicious then you would have seen significant spiritual growth coupled with losses on the material levels since this time. And for those with an inauspicious birth Ketu, you would have seen physical, mental, emotional and psychic troubles, restlessness, unknown fears and anxiety since Sept 2022. eg inauspicious Ketu in the 9th house can indicate curses from the ancestors and this transit of Ketu in Svati would have triggered these in your life.

If Rahu is stronger in your birth chart then think back to Feb 2023. Some enticing new thing must have entered your life then, attracting you deeply. And to gain this new object, you must have abandoned some auspicious thing in your life. Right now you would be interested and interacting with this new toy that Rahu is showing you. But as always, with Rahu and his desires, it is the same pattern of overreach and falling flat on the face. So if Rahu is auspicious in your birth chart, then as this new illusion of happiness breaks you will grow spiritually. Or if he is inauspicious, then the illusion will break with a severe pain of disillusionment which can create further problems. eg inauspicious Rahu in the 7th house can cause deep sorrow related to the spouse and then lead to addictions etc.

And ever since Rahu got aspected by Shani in the Shapit dosh from Jan 2023, I am seeing the charts/ people around me going through inexplicable and sudden changes which seem pleasurable in the short term but are clearly going to be damaging in the long run.

Then the impending Guru chandal, from 22nd Apr 2023, where the 4 slow moving planets will get into a strange mix of conflicting energies. Jupiter conjunct with Rahu, both aspected by Saturn and Jupiter aspecting Ketu. It will be an intensely karmic time frame from Apr 2023 onwards.

If you have a birth Saturn – Rahu or Saturn – Ketu, conjunction or aspecting, then you will get severely stressed out in this time. Also if you are going through any Rahu dasha period you must be careful.

Open your birth chart and analyse your birth Rahu and Ketu carefully. Then analyse their present transit and how it works for you at this time. Whatever they are responsible for is subtly dominating your life at this point of time. Try to identify this and work with it intelligently. Navigate through this time carefully, avoid creating a huge karmic burden unnecessarily. Any karma you create now will have far reaching implications for your current and future lives.