Rahu and Ketu stays in one Nakshatra for about 8 months and in a sign for about 18 months. Currently Rahu is in Taurus and Ketu in Scorpio (post here).
- True Rahu has been in Rohini since 13th Feb 2021. (These dates are from Drikpanchang).
- He will enter Krutika Nakshatra on 19th Sept 2021 and will be here till 12th July 2022.
- In this, he will enter Aries sign on 17th Mar 2022 and Ketu will enter Libra sign
- True Ketu had entered Anuradha on 9th May 2021 and will be here till 14th Feb 2022.
This post will briefly touch general trends, events in Bharat and the sign/ nakshatra wise predictions.
This has to be seen in the background of Saturn in Shravan nakshatra (post here) and the movement of Jupiter in Capricorn/ Aquarius during this time (post here). Saturn is very powerful and Jupiter is weak so we all will go through Rahu’s illusions without adequate guidance from Devguru and under scrutiny of the karmic enforcer, Shani. The time when Jupiter will be debilitated in Capricorn will be especially sensitive, ie from 14th Sept to 21st Nov.
The underlying energies
Krutika Nakshatra lies partially in Aries 1/4th and in Taurus 3/4th. The Nakshatra devata, is Agni, (fire, the conscious intelligence, energy of motion). Krutika is also linked to the Sun. Combining these keywords with the force that Rahu represents will give us a generic prediction on what can occur. During his time in Krutika, Rahu will encourage the following tendencies in everyone and everywhere. (These will be modified as per the individual charts.)
Everyone will want to be direct, to the point and take decisive action based on their own personal assessment of the matter. Diplomacy, social conventions and a sensible approach will be abandoned. Misplaced anger can cause enmity. Unfounded criticism and fault finding may cause rifts. Personal ego will be on a high. Misunderstanding will be created on purpose to cause harm. Bitter enemies and fast friends both will come out in the open. Krutika is a teevra natured nakshatra, it cuts sharply, so whatever is going to happen will happen intensely. Karma is calling, negative as well as positive will hit hard and fast. Economies will be hit, financial crimes may increase. Major nations may take the path to an open war. This may be paralleled by an unfair or secret war being waged on the general populace, eg bioweapons, cyber viruses, sabotage, perception management etc. Naturally these wars will cause instability. Critical hidden truths will come to light, however they will be used in a unscrupulous manner for giving gains to a few. Also important things will be hidden, secrecy will be high and danger imminent. Cheats may convince others to take action by pretending to be genuine. New courses, trainings, education etc options will seem attractive, but it is necessary to critically evaluate them before committing. People will chase after illusions. Harsh experiences coupled by sobering knowledge and perhaps wisdom are due for several of us. Rahu will not allow socialising, diplomacy, rest, relaxation but rather force you to strive unceasingly for your goals, whatever you think them to be.
For the human body, Krutika rules over the face, neck, back of the head etc. So during Rahu’s transit these body parts may cause issues.
Now, let’s see how you can use this time for personal progress, the positives. To begin with, be very clear on your objectives, your purpose. You will be tested on this.
This time is ideal for doing personal Homa, Agni hotra, community Yajnas and all sorts of activities related to fire. I repeatedly stress on the Gayatri mantra as a daily routine. You can give up old habits which cause you pain and easily take up more suitable new ones with this Rahu. This time will let you make rapid and sudden changes in your life, beginnings and endings both. Rahu in Kritika grants penetrating intelligence and insights into what is really happening around you. The ability to delve deep into causes, reasons and analyse things in depth will be available. If you introspect you will come across several things which were not in their place, imperfect, inaccurate or not utilised properly. This is the time to resolve these pending things. This would include identifying and breaking barriers which were holding you back. There will be an increase in initiative, courage, desire for leadership and capacity to take decisions, use this energy. Stand up for yourself and end things which were pulling you down. Take care of yourself. Sincerely perform the responsibilities assigned to you, build up some positive karma, you will need it. Take new steps and learn something that will be of use to you, eg some training, education or abilities. For some this can be a purifying phase, as Krutika burns the past negative karma.
Doing all this will be easier if you are in your late 40s, ie Rahu Ketu have matured. Or if you have been doing some regular spiritual practice or specific remedies for Rahu during this period.
Those who are born in Krutika nakshatra, ie either ascendant degree in Krutika or the birth Moon in it, should be very careful for these 8 months. These above effects will be exaggerated in your life. Keep your mind steady work on your Gayatri mantra to use what is going to happen around you. If you have any other birth planet in Krutika nakshatra, you will see results somewhat like the above in matters related to that planet. If your birth chart is powerful, ie you have a auspicious ascendant sign/ lord and a powerful birth Moon, life become easier to handle.
Ketu in Anuradha
If illusions are Rahu then Ketu is the reality which everyone ignores. What is really happening has to seen from Ketu’s position in Anuradha nakshatra. The current situations created by Rahu are simultaneously being converted into these Ketu things. This process will not be obvious because of the obscuring effect of Ketu. But if you are in your late 40s or do regular spiritual activities or have done remedies for Ketu then you will be able to use his energy better. (I have written a lot on these astral forces Rahu and Ketu, index here)
Anuradha nakshatra is ruled by Mitra (friend, ally, Light) and linked to Saturn (Saturn is the son of Sun). Saturnine energies magnified by the limitless Ketu are behind everything that you see unfolding around you. This is the common denominator, past Karma due in a big way. So if you are supposed to endure karma then Ketu will create confrontations, threatening situations, loss of livelihood, sudden deaths, communal violence, fanaticism and even suicides. There will be a sense of rebellion, everyone wanting to break free from whatever is binding them. Several will leave their physical bindings too. General life routine will be disturbed in some way for everyone.
People will be relying on their ‘reserves’ in every sense. This may be health, spiritual or financial or any other type of reserves, but these will be drained. Actions taken during this time will more be in self-defence, self-preservation. Sensitivity to all things will be on a high, this may translate into an allergy or occult phenomena or whatever as per your own chart. You may be called on to help others during this period but be careful about draining your own resources. Exercise due caution in all matters, be logical not emotional. There will be loneliness, so be prepared. Diseases linked to the lower abdominal area are possible during this time.
If you have earned positive karma which you are to enjoy during this period then wisdom will be given to you. You will learn deep things which are ordinarily not accessible. The ability of tearing illusions apart and thinking on new lines will be available. You will decisively win at whatever undertakings you take up during this period. Your resources will be converted into gains. There will be help from unexpected sources, opening of several options and attainment of goals. Logic, analysis and mental processes will support you, there will be an internal balance. Relocation to a new place might occur, this be good for you as your potential may find a proper outlet.
Ketu, during mid Sept – mid Oct 2021, will cause more wastage of resources, problems here will be more linked to personal ego issues. Till mid Dec he will be generally more supportive (or destructive) as he will have access to the Pushkar navamsha energies, but especially intense effects are possible from mid-Dec 2021 to mid-Feb 2022, positive or negative will be determined by the individual charts.
Readings on the global level
For individual nations, their ‘birth charts’ have to be seen. ‘Birth of a nation’ is associated with a defining moment in the history of that piece of land, independence from invaders, a proclamation of nationhood etc. In mundane astrology, detailed predictions require the use of the Koorma chakra which gives site specific results. You superimpose this chakra over the map of a city, a nation or the world to get a sense of the planets in action on the mundane levels. (Ujjain city is the center point for the world level predictions). In this Chakra, Krutika is placed in the center. And now Rahu placed in Krutika will deeply affect the ‘soul’ or the subtle core of each and every nation and the overall world. In the past, Rahu has given undesirable results while transiting in Krutika.
Overall everywhere, politicians will face the brunt as karma comes calling. You might see news of prominent politicians losing and other unexpected ones taking their place in power. Politicians will cause problems for the general public. Especially those with ulterior motives will try to whip up passions and cause turmoil. The easiest way to do this in the current age is via social media so we should verify such news before getting emotional and acting rashly. Wars, ie outright fighting and also insidious use of biological weapons are possible. COVID 19 and its aftereffects will continue in patches around the world, health and money should be in focus for all. There is a possibility of cyber attacks, as Rahu will encourage viruses of this type too. Leaders will perform in a decisive manner, some unpleasant actions will be taken, depending on the individual fate of each nation these actions will help it rise or ruin it.
For Bharat, apart from what spills over from the global arena, we must be careful as in the birth chart of Bharat, ie 15th Aug midnight, New Delhi, Rahu is in Krutika and in the ascendant itself. It is essential for every Bharatiya to invoke the Gayatri mantra as it is the only real solution to this Rahu in Krutika. We, as a collective have to use the power of Rahu transiting Krutika in the chart of our nation else he can very easily mess up things. Briefly in the past, when Rahu transited Krutika we faced the following events,
- 1947 itself triggered horrible events, Partition where a very large number of Hindus and Sikhs were killed and even larger numbers uprooted from their lives.
- Death of PM Sh. LB Shastri ji in unknown circumstances, an assassination or a natural death, it is a secret till date. The nation went through turmoil.
- Assassination of PM Mrs I Gandhi, followed by terrible riots where Sikhs were targeted and the nation went through a horrible phase.
- In 2002, mid-Feb, Rahu entered Taurus, Saturn was already sitting here. The Godhra riots, started with several Hindus burnt alive. Terrorism, economic slowdown, SARS etc in 2003 as Rahu transited into Krutika.
- And now Rahu in Taurus has already caused significant havoc, this time his motif is primarily thorough the COVID 19 virus. What will happen next is for you to predict for yourself and to observe as it unfolds.
Readings on the individual levels
For individual charts, we use the Janma navtara chakra or the Ashtapadmadala chakra. Or you can use Moorti nirnaya. If you refer to the Ashtakvarga, check the total points for Taurus sign, if it has high points then you may be able to make some use of this Rahu. (Analyse the transit results of Saturn and Jupiter for a holistic picture.)
This following is very briefly for every birth Moon sign. I am using concept of transits of Rahu being favourable or not for the birth Moon sign, ie he is favourable when he transits the 3rd 6th and 11th sign from the birth Moon sign. And framework of the Janma nav tara chakra. The readings for the Nakshatra, ie the Tara should be considered in the context of the main rashi readings.
Aries – loss of saved money, excessive expenses, poverty, lack of proper diet, quarrels in the family etc are common readings. This can signal physical death if the longevity is at an end. You might take decisions without adequately thinking through. Lack of self-confidence and boldness to face issues, overall Rahu is unfavourable transiting 2nd from the birth Moon.
- Ashwini – Vipat tara
- Bharani – Sampat tara
- Krutika 1st – Janma tara
- So in these three nakshatra, Bharani birth Moon will be better off than the other two. Ashwini will face more obstacles in life. Krutika birth Moons should be careful.
Taurus – Rahu transiting in Taurus itself is not favourable, so undiagnosable illness, unknown problems, secret issues are indicated. Parents, spouse and children will face issues and cause you stress. Personality and environment will be plagued by overall inauspiciousness.
- Krutika 2nd 3rd 4th – Janma tara
- Rohini – Ati Mitra tara
- Mruga 1st 2nd – Mitra tara
- Those with Rohini birth Moon will find some relief with Rahu shifting to Krutika. Mruga too will be able to cope to some extent. Krutika should be careful.
Gemini – Rahu is transiting the 12th from your brith Moon sign, which is not good. Personal and spouse’s health will be troublesome, undiagnosable diseases, psychological issues, lack of rest, disturbed dreams, hauntings, demands from the ancestors etc are all possible during this period. Losses on several fronts can occur, best would be to avoid taking important decisions during this time.
- Mruga – 3rd 4th – Mitra tara
- Aradra – Naidhana tara
- Punarvasu 1st 2nd 3rd – Sadhaka tara
- Given the overall Rahu in Gemini energy, of the three nakshatra here, Mruga and Punarvasu will be able to manage things to some exent but Aradra will face turmoil.
Cancer – Rahu in Taurus is good transit for birth Moon Cancer, 11th from. So use this time to consolidate your gains in life. There will be support from the society, health will be good, you will be able to utilise all the opportunities that come your way, business or profession both will be successful.
- Punarvasu 4th – Sadhaka tara
- Pushya – Pratyak tara
- Ashleysha – Kshema tara
- Of these three, Punarvasu and Ashleysha will be better able to manage the situations compared to Pushya, which will see confrontations and obstacles in life.
Leo – this will be a troubling time overall from Rahu’s point of view, Rahu occupies 10th from birth Moon. Loss or separation from parents, especially the father is possible, problems in the profession and in salaried income, resource crunch, health issues and loss of mental peace. Avoid taking major decisions especially related to your profession during this time.
- Magha – Vipat tara
- Poorvaphalguni – Sampat tara
- Uttaraphalguni 1st – Janma tara
- Here the birth Moon Poorvaphalguni will fare better than the other two nakshatra. Uttaraphalguni will fare better then Magha.
Virgo – As this Rahu occupies the 9th from the birth Moon, all that you think to be your life foundations will cause trouble, this will be from your seniors, ancestors, father, anger of the family deities etc. Beware of taking advice from the people represented by the 9th house during this time. Education will be interrupted, luck will not be there, timely help will be denied, spouse Dharma-pati Dharma-patni will act adversarial ways and loneliness will be high. You might act in morally/ ethically wrong ways during this time.
- Uttaraphalguni 2nd 3rd 4th – Janma tara
- Hasta – Ati Mitra tara
- Chitra 1st 2nd – Mitra tara
- Here Hasta will be able to better cope with the situations created by Rahu. Chitra to some extent, but Uttaraphalguni should be careful.
Libra – Rahu transiting the 8th from the birth Moon can also signal physical death if the longevity is at an end. Even otherwise this time can be troublesome, with Rahu hitting on your finances, health, interpersonal relationships, depending on this position in your birth chart. Nameless and secret troubles will cause stress.
- Chitra 3rd 4th Mitra tara
- Swati Naidhana tara
- Vishakha 1st 2nd 3rd – Sadhaka tara
- Here Swati birth Moons must take adequate care. Chitra and Vishakha will see comparatively better results.
Scorpio – Ketu is occupying Scorpio and Rahu transiting 7th from it. So this period will not be very favourable for you from Rahu’s point of view. Arguments, losses in business, health issues, discord with the spouse, you might be required to leave your home and travel, money will be tight.
- Vishakha 4th – Sadhaka tara
- Anuradha – Pratyak tara
- Jeyshtha – Kshema tara
- Anuradha is going to be hit doubly as Ketu is sitting in it for most of this time, it could be a difficult time so due caution must be exercised. Vishakha and Jeyshtha will fare better.
Sagittarius – Rahu transiting the 6th from the birth Moon gives good results, so there will be destruction of enemies, you have the power and ability to fight back, you will be cured of diseases, debts and loans will be paid back, there will be stability and progress in life.
- Moola Vipat tara
- Purvashadha Sampat tara
- Uttarashadha 1st Janma tara
- Moola and Uttarashadha will see worse times as compared to Poorvashada in matters connected to Rahu.
Capricorn – Here too the results are not favourable, 5th from, children will get into trouble and cause mental stress, loss of money, depression, the personality becomes overall negative, you might do some unethical or improper actions during this period which can bring infamy.
- Uttarashadha 2nd 3rd 4th – Janma tara
- Shravan – Ati Mitra tara
- Dhanishtha 1st 2nd – Mitra tara
- Uttarashadha will face more issues than Shravan and Dhanishtha in the Capricorn sign.
Aquarius – Rahu transiting 4th from the birth Moon means health will be affected, accidents, deaths in the family, house and property will demand attention or may be lost, stress from mother and maternal relatives and overall inauspiciousness will exist.
- Dhanishtha 3rd 4th – Mitra tara
- Shatataraka – Naidhana tara
- Poorvabhadrapada 1st 2nd 3rd – Sadhaka tara
- Here Shatataraka should be very careful. For Dhanishtha and Poorvabhadrapada the situation is comparatively better.
Pisces – as I have mentioned in my earlier posts too, this time is quite good for Pisces birth Moon sign as compared to all the other signs. Rahu is favourable transiting the 3rd from Pisces. You will be able to take decisions boldly, choose the correct course of action, income will be stable, general health will be good, interactions with others in the society will be fruitful etc.
- Poorvabhadrapada 4th Sadhaka tara
- Uttarabhadrapada Pratyak tara
- Revati Kshema tara
- Here Poorvabhadrapada and Revati are the best poised to gain from the energy of Rahu in Krutika. Uttarabhadrapada may see some obstacles in life but as Rahu is overall favourable for Pisces he will give sufficient energy for removing these barriers too.
Naidhana tara – One point to be emphasised, the three Nakshatra linked to Rahu himself, ie Aradra, Swati and Shatataraka are going to go through a bad phase ie the Naidhana tara. People with this birth Moon should be very careful for the next 8 months.
Remedies for this Rahu’s transit in Krutika nakshatra are several, from Homa, Daan, Mantra, addressing any pendency from the ancestors, worship of the family deity, regular personal spiritual practice etc. Doing any Fire or Sun related pujas will help, as Krutika nakshatra’s devata is Agni and Anuradha’s devata is Mitra, which is a form of the Sun. You can perform the Agnihotra Homa, give Surya Arghya, do Surya namaskar etc as per your convenience, but do some thing regularly, a daily puja routine is always helpful. Most importantly do a regular jaap of the Gayatri mantra in addition to whatever remedy you choose.
You can also do pujas on the day of the transit. This day is the Bhadrapad Shukla Chaturdashi, ie the Anant Chaturdashi. This day we do pujas of Bhagwan Vishnu in his Anant form, ie as the endless infinite. The power of this day’s pujas is the same as the power of the Mahashivratri pujas for Bhagwan Shankar. Most of us will do pujas of Ganapati on this day as it coincides with the Visarjan of Ganapati moortis. I think that this a grand coincidence, a blessing arranged by the Parmeshwar, so that we all do some puja or the other on this day, which will off-set whatever Rahu has planned for us as a collective.