The energy of the Kaal Sarpa

I have written two posts on the Kaal-sarpa combination, one on the classic Kaal sarpa and one on the ‘almost’ Kaal sarpa. Do read them. They will help understand the concept and the mindset of people who have this combination. Also if you have this combination then you might get some tips on how to manage this energy in your life.

Sometimes the planets get arranged in such a way that all 7 planets are on one side of the Rahu-Ketu axis. This is possible when Saturn and Jupiter (the slowest planets) are on the same side of the axis. In the present year, this is possible from 25th Feb – 21st Jun, as all the planets will be on one side of the Rahu/ Ketu axis. But the Moon moves fast so will pop in and out of this axis every fortnight, breaking the Kaal-sarpa. Moon will move in and out of the Rahu/ Ketu grip every 15days.

So one tip, for babies being born during this period and if you have an option, try avoid birth between these following dates. Babies born between these following dates will have the Kaal-sarpa in their birth horoscopes, all planets on one side of the axis. And babies born in the other 15day gap period will have the ‘almost’ Kaal-sarpa combination as only Moon will be outside the axis.

  • 25th Feb – 5th Mar 2020
  • 17th – 31st Mar 2020
  • 13th – 27th Apr 2020
  • 10th – 24th May 2020
  • 07th – 21st Jun 2020

The energy of the Kaal Sarpa

Rahu Ketu are astral forces, chhaya-graha, I have written several posts on these forces, they fascinate me. They are Life, the reason for Life, the act of Living. They are duality interlinked with singularity. They create and destroy. These two are the reason you and I are alive as separate souls and only they will be the reason you and I will attain the Non-Dual Advaita. They are one Intelligence divided into two. They are 180deg apart from each other and operate in the dark and light halves of the chart both (post here). One is always in the subconscious half and the other in the conscious half always and so together unify the personality as a whole. (Do read some of my previous posts on these Kings of Karma.) 

Kaal sarpa is when the seven planets are hemmed in between Rahu and Ketu ie all are one one side of this axis. It is an imbalance but with a difference. If you have this in his birth chart then you are focussed only one aspect of life, something like a single-target missile. You are a special purpose vehicle meant to do one particular job with all your crushing force and focus. You have several talents but their use is denied to you. Only one of these abilities is given to you in all its intensity. Only one aspect of your personality is in your focus. All those other talents, capabilities, options to act and options to react are all in temporary suspension. You have them but are not aware of their availability. You have chosen to experience only one thing with all intensity possible.

The Conscious Intelligence of the Karmic agents (Sarpa) and Time (Kaal) itself have taken you in their hands. The hidden Karmic forces which are in the fabric of Time are now going to exert their full influence on you. You cannot escape its energy, you are required to experience it.

What this one thing or this one ability is will be determined by the position of Rahu. Your Rahu will use all the energy of the remaining 7 planets to achieve this one singular goal. It is a mysterious combination. It does not make a person unlucky, evil, criminal, ill, unfortunate or anything like that. It simply means that the entire energy of the horoscope is directed to those things which Rahu indicates in that horoscope. And the things represented by Ketu will be his innate learnings, the wisdom, the deepest knowledge, the incisive intelligence from his past lives which he will make full use of now.

Open your chart, note the houses/ signs occupied by Rahu and Ketu. Analyse these in depth. Rahu will give you your only life-time objective and Ketu will give your singular deepest learning. Then note which houses/ signs are occupied by the other planets, find out what kind of energies they generate. The energies of these planets will be consumed by the Rahu-Ketu axis to drive you towards that objective.

Check if you have 2-3 planets well placed and capable of giving auspicious results ie exalted, in own sign, or gaining power in the Navamsha or very powerful in the Shad-bala calculations or in the Ashtakvarga tables etc. Or if the owners of the 1st 4th 5th 7th 9th 10th houses are powerful. Then the more negative effects of the Kaal Sarpa are reduced. You will still be required to focus on that single objective but the rest of the life’s aspects will also remain in good shape.

This objective will be completed in one burst during the trigger dasha/transit periods. Till then these people might seem a bit strange to others, they are driven by a nameless objective, a one-sided personality, intense, maybe a bit sad, sometimes unbalanced, walking on the edge of a precipice types. One typical effect that you yourself sense is disappointment in life. You see that you are being denied some things and this is a regular feature of your life. And you can be denied the simplest things which we all take for granted, which can make it worse. But if you understand that your life energy is different and actively work with it, you will be more adjusted with your reality. You are very different internally. And this adjustment does happen very easily for you. You know at your internal levels what you are. Once someone points this out to you, maybe a good astrologer or a Tarot reader, you will be more confident about yourself. The focus objective that you have chosen is always well worth it! (A person who does not have this combination cannot understand you, your intensity, focus and behaviour. You have taken on a burden, consciously chosen it at the moment of your birth, for the greater good!)

The energy of the Kaal Sarpa

There are several eminent personalities who have this combination. The best example of a Kaal sarpa yog is Sardar Vallabh-bhai Patel, the genius statesman who should be really called the ‘Father of the India we live in today’. He maintained the integrity of the newborn nation, saving India forever. A very interesting case study, his exact birth time is unknown but the kaal-sarpa exists (his Moon chart is also quite powerful). Other personalities being Margaret Thatcher and Abraham Lincoln. Though their exact birth times are not available, Kaal-sarpa exists in their charts. These all had one-sided personalities. Very powerful in one single way, brought long lasting changes for a large section of people. Other aspects of the life were however not so good for them. But they wouldn’t have minded it, this is the real nature of the Kaal sarpa, sacrifice for the greater good.

The point is, at whatever level of society you are, at whatever level of consciousness you operate, you are sacrificing a significant portion of your own self for an extraordinary and complete experience of one single aspect of your life. You have chosen this for your own personal development, ie soul evolution. In this process you will help others too.

Think of it this way, the Kaal sarpa allows you to complete a very big chunk of karma in a way which benefits you as well as helps others. There are a few typical results but when the prize is so big, a few hardships are ok.

(There was a question, “If a person has all the planets in the bright half but there is also Kaal sarpa yoga will the person still have more control over his life”, and the answer became too long so put it as a full post).

So the answer is, the Kaal sarpa concept linked to the singular direction of desire to experience. The concept of Bhog-yoni and Karma-yoni (dark and bright halves of the horoscope) is understanding the freedom of choice and the availability of options during life v/s the choice made at birth. So,

  • If the Kaal-sarpa planets are all in the bright half, (one of the Rahu/ Ketu axis will be in the subconscious half), ie you have 8 planetary forces in the bright half. Then you will go after your chosen desire with full conscious intention. You will get more options to achieve it and you will be put in more situations where you will have to make conscious decisions related to it. It can be a very charismatic personality if the horoscope supports. The direction of desire etc as fixed by the Kaal-sarpa energy will exist, but you will have several opportunities for course correction in life within this limit.

 

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Shortcuts for analysing a chart and Happiness

I have had my share of strange questions from clients but yesterday on this blog I got this one ‘(planetary configurations), and will I be happy in my old age?’. This was a first. ‘Happiness’ is very subjective definition. Eg I go and buy a car for Rs 20 lakh and seeing the car in my garage makes me happy. But then the next week I see an advert saying that this car’s price has gone down and now its available for Rs 18lakh. Immediately I regret buying the car and am unhappy because I bought it!

So what is happiness?

Your horoscope can grant you material stuff, a house, vehicles, a good job, one-one relations and the rest of it. If your kendra houses are powerful your pillars of life are assured. 1st house will give a confident personality well adjusted in the environment which suits it best. The 4th house will give nurture, home, security and comforts. The 7th house will give you successes in one-one relationships. These partnerships may be with other humans or with your inner soul. A strong 10th house will ensure that the you are able to use the resources of your chart to perform the work you are karmically supposed to. In addition if the kona houses, the angles, the 5th and 9th are capable of giving good results you will feel fulfilment. The 5th house represents personal genius and creativity. The 9th house represents the auspicious benefits which you have activated from your past life karma and in this life these are your luck, your divine blessings and the one-off event in your life which propel you onwards on higher trajectories. The three dusham-sthan, the 6th 8th and 12th houses are responsible for all the turmoil that you go through in life. If you are protected by benefics from their onslaught your life will be less turbulent.

Your ascendant lord is of especial importance. He is the basis of your life. His position and power can single-handedly improve the quality of the horoscope. He is especially beneficial in the kendra and kona houses. The 5 tara graha, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn are responsible for these things as they are linked to each one of the five lower chakras and everything that these chakras signify. All material stuff is from here. If these planets are powerful enough you will get all material things in life. Now the luminaries, the Sun and the Moon are the subjective forces operating at the deepest levels of the consciousness. Sun at the Sahasrara chakra and the Moon at the Ajnya chakra. These two do not ‘give’ anything material thing as such, but power the experience. So to analyse them also consider the houses/signs/planets they are influencing. The only job of these luminaries is to take you onward towards the non-material inner reality. All spiritual stuff from here. And finally the two chhya graha, the astral planets, Rahu/Ketu. These are Life. These push our perfect energy out of balance and the entire effort of getting them back in balance is called ‘Life’. They are responsible for the illusion called life. As per the story/allegory of Samudra manthan, they were one but separated into two, the head and the body of one being. They create motion, they disturb the tri-gun, they are responsible for manifestation. They create. They too operate through the houses/signs/planets they are linked with. They are the direction of your desire to experience. All karmic stuff from here.

If these things in your horoscope are powerful or capable of giving auspicious results then you will not want any essential thing related to life and living. The timings, when will you get these things is dependant on the transits and Dasha periods of the planets. If you have more planets exalted or in their own houses or having good ashtakvarga scores or shad-bala/power, good navamsha placements etc your soul has evolved significantly. You are internally more mature, more able to bear the strain of completing your karmic balance. And often your trials are of the emotional/ spiritual nature than the mere physical.

Shortcuts for analysing a chart and Happiness

No one enjoys a life with continuous happiness on the material front. The events of life are a series of struggles, achievements and failures. Life experiences highs and lows and ultimately averages out to a straight line. Over the lives you have lived, you have gained tools, skills which are manifest in this current life. You use these tools to complete your quota of karma. Karma is mysterious. (Suppose you have two choices; the first is to marry, but this marriage will be marked with a short-lived spouse, no progeny and emotional/physical stress with delay in the spiritual progress or become a sanyasi stick to the spiritual and reject the material. Which one of these would make you happier?).

A chart always shows its typical nature, the energy going outwards, pravrutti towards the material or going inwards nivrutti-spiritual. Can you fathom these energies playing around you? For this the relationship between Sun, Moon and the ascendant lord are examined. (Thus for Leo and Cancer ascendants it is sometimes a short cut to the spiritual, if they choose to take it.)

There are 9 graha. If most of the planets in your birth chart are concentrated below the horizon, (ie center of the 1st house to the center of the 7th is the sunrise-sunset axis. The 4th house is the nadir/midnight. The 10th is the zenith/midday) you are more into rebalancing past karma. Things are not much in your hands as you are buffeted by the winds of your own past karma (good or unfavourable effects both), you are reaping what you had sown. Here you are more focused on the karma you have generated already, you cannot change them much but have to accept them. Eg you cannot change your mother or your family. You are holding the fruits of your past lives in your hands.

If majority of your birth chart’s planets are above the horizon then you have the option of taking decisions on the situations which are being presented to you. You have the luxury of choice, and choose well as this will give your current and future lives a totally different direction. This is an opportunity use it well. This is the life where you have the possibility of generating new karma. Eg the 7th house, you have the choice of directing your energy, this is the time of the sunset, dusk, the setting sun, here energies are concentrated in very strange manners, do choose your one-one relationships very carefully so as to make the most of these 7th house energies do not waste them however strong the provocation. (Even if your birth planets are placed equally, they still will be 5 planets in one half and 4 in the other, so one of these two above conditions will be seen)

So where is the happiness? In the material or the spiritual or the karmic? Find it out for yourself.

Real happiness? That is another story. My Sat-Guru would often discuss happiness. It is the state of ‘unsupported’ happiness – Anand, we all desire this in our deepest hearts. The constant state of ‘Anand’ also called Param-anand, cannot be linked to something else, material, spiritual or karmic. If it is so linked then it is not the Param-anand. When the linked thing changes or our perception about this linked thing changes the happiness will get destroyed, like the car example above. So for the infinite happiness you need to find that internal connect to your deepest self, the starting point is a regular spiritual practice.

 

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Ketu conjunct planets Nov 2019 – Jan 2020

This period from Nov 2019 to Jan 2020 is a very unusual period. The slowest moving graha, Saturn, Jupiter and Ketu are conjunct. This combination has not occurred at least in the past 300-400 yrs!

And all this in Sagittarius, a sign owned by Jupiter himself. This makes their energies more potent. This is the natural 9th house of the chart and it represents hope, luck, kindness, benevolence, life-foundations, life-philosophy, the support of peers and patrons, the blessing or curses of the ancestors, religious views, the right action to be performed. Having this major planets in this sign affects everyone at very deep levels.

Generally two planets conjunct is a frequent combination, more planets conjunct is rare. During this period we will witness a six planet conjunction and the seventh Rahu opposite them so he too is drawn into their energies. This is a very high energy event.

During this period we have the following things happening too,

  • Venus, Mercury, Moon and Sun will conjunct the trio (Saturn + Jupiter +Ketu) at different periods briefly.
  • Combustion is when the Sun draws off the energies of the planets placed very close to him. Saturn and Jupiter will go combust.
  • Sun will get eclipsed, a total eclipse.
  • Moon will get eclipsed, a partial eclipse.
  • Rahu and Ketu, the true nodes are moving very slowly in their forward motion, almost stationary.
  • there is a planetary war going on in Sagittarius, graha yuddha

The energy of these 2 months is extraordinary and most of us will be experiencing events which will have life-time impacts on us.

To decipher Multiple Spouses

Let’s look on things from Ketu’s perspective in this post. Ketu is the headless graha, the real Moksh karak, he is the things you have no attraction to in this life and he represents the lessons you have learnt deeply in your past lives. You are unaware of the Ketu-things in life. Ketu will be conjoint these following planets during these two very happening months.

Before going on, do a small analysis of what these planets mean to you in your birth chart. To know what they will give you and how will they will behave in transit, you first need to know what the planet is capable of in your chart.

Ketu in Sagittarius has brought to all of us some lessons learnt from the past life experiences of philosophy, benevolence, kindness, all-inclusive nature, luck, optimism, faith, inner self, long journeys, learning, teaching and the blessings of the Guru. We have done all this in some past life or the other, but were unaware of the learnings. This Ketu has given us the fruits of those experiences, we can consciously use them during this period. There is general optimism as Sagittarius belongs to Jupiter and Ketu reflects Jupiterian qualities here. This is a philosophical placement by itself and the only down-side would be uncontrolled over-expansion which brings a downfall later.

During this period, you must have learnt new ways of communication. You have passed on whatever you have learnt. Writing ability, adaptability, flexibility, logical analysis and putting your thoughts out clearly must have happened in some way or the other.

Saturn – Ketu

This conjunction is quite rare and occurs every 18yrs, in the present time it is going on since Ketu entered Sagittarius in March 2019 and will continue till 22nd Jan 2020 when Saturn will leave Sagittarius. I have written about this combination in this post.

Ketu is fiery and dissociative. Saturn is airy and restrictive. They together is a tough combination. Saturn is the work required to rebalance karma. Ketu is the lessons you have so learnt completely and deeply in your part lives, but you are consciously unaware of them. There is an underlying negative or pessimistic attitude during their conjunction and there are often tragic situations. You might have issues in your profession or a run of bad luck. Ketu can bring focus on the negative qualities of Saturn or go to the other extreme where you are unaware of Saturn’s role in your life! In which case it can bring some relief from the demands for karma rebalance. A lot depends on the birth chart and the house where the transit is happening. It is like having Saturn with double the power in this point of your chart.

Sagittarius has its calming effect on both the planets and now that Jupiter himself has joined them, he will reduce their combined negative effect further. For a brief time till 15th Dec the Daityaguru Shukra, Venus is also conjunct here, a very potent combination.

Overall Ketu and Saturn have challenged your views on your personal life philosophy and you have been made to work with new perspectives. Ketu also means penetration and an unusual instinct. Saturn is routine. Together these two have brought in some new-ness in your life foundations, though you may not have been able to accept it at first. However there is significant benefit in long-term, so whatever the situation is, follow your conscience, be patient and keep on working.

Jupiter – Ketu

This is a good combination as Jupiter gives Ketu a direction. It is like having two Jupiters in Sagittarius! Jupiter + Ketu combination is also relatively rare and occurs every 12yrs or so, but the fact that it is happening in Sagittarius makes it special and auspicious.

Ketu is instinct, the past life lessons you fall back upon and Jupiter is wisdom and hope. Together they are quite good. Past karma of the positive sort is willing to give its results now. You are capable of being a good teacher, a good philosopher, a successful spiritual aspirant and you are bound to be this now. However there may be unexpected bumps and restrictions on your path, be patient and persevere. If Jupiter is afflicted in the birth chart, there may be problems in social life and issues with the peers and ancestral spirits. Avoid being rigid about your own opinions, listen to the other side also. This can get cruel sometimes if Ketu overpowers Jupiter’s inherent humanistic tendencies, so consciously try to be kind to yourself and also to others. But as this is happening in Sagittarius, Jupiter’s own house so guard against over-expansion. Keep your analytical mind ready and act after thinking things through. You will be sensitive to things, intuition will be high. Ketu’s typical ability to fog the mind or conversely penetrate through the fog will operate. You might be blessed with children now if the birth horoscope indicates it. Avoid getting married during this period.

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Venus – Ketu

Venus will be with Ketu + Jupiter + Saturn till 15th Dec 2019. Ketu + Venus indicates that the past life karma connected to relationships of all types has reached its apex, you have learnt all the possible lessons from the Venus syllabus. Till now you were unaware of your these lessons, but now you will be made aware of them. For the spiritual aspirants this period is pure gold! You can use those skills from your past lives consciously.

You might get some opportunities to showcase your artistic talents. For those in the fashion industry this period can be quite productive. Avoid making serious business commitments or financial transactions or getting married during this period. Be careful of starting new relationships during this period. You will search for love, but it will lead to disappointment and frustration. For those who are already married, marital happiness might swing between extremes, passion and apathy. If you are trying to conceive a child, best wait for some time.

Moon – Ketu

Moon in his monthly transits will pass over Sagittarius, coming in conjunction with Ketu here. During this brief window of 2.25days per month, you might observe these sort of effects on your mind/ emotions. This has already happened once on 28-30 Nov 2019 and will happen once more on 25-27 Dec 2019. For the spiritual aspirant, this can be a very good period for Devi pujas. The eclipse on the no-moon Amavasya of 26th Dec is going to be exceptional.

Dreams, visions, deep mediative states, psychic stuff. Insights into the paranormal and other dimensions or sixth sense can operate. Your astral self is influenced by the separative planet Ketu. If your Moon has matured in your birth chart, you will benefit as Ketu will trim off the over-emotional and over-reactive bits of the mind. This might help you focus on the important things and allow multi-tasking and analytical abilities. Ketu has the ability of creating a fog or penetrating through the fog. On the flip side, you might feel fear of unknown or actual ghosts or negative energies around you. Intense Ketu and sensitive Moon together can sometimes be quite difficult to handle, especially if the Moon has not matured yet.

However do remember that on 25-27 Dec 2019, Moon is going to be influenced by several planets, keep your emotions in control and don’t let anything distract you.

Sun – Ketu

Sun enters Sagittarius on 17th Dec 2019 adding his energies to the Jupiter + Saturn + Ketu already present here. Ketu and Sun are in a way similar,  fiery, can get quite angry, are intense, royal, have a penetrating intelligence etc. Heat and cruelty are characteristics of both. During this conjunction in transit, the traits of the Sun are strengthened. Creative energy, centre roles, prominence in public etc are possible. There is clarity of thought and action. Aggression born of a feeling of entitlement will be there. So make use of this.

Ketu eclipses the Sun, which he will be doing now. The Solar eclipse in the morning of 26th Dec 2019 will be a soul-changing experience for all of us in the eastern hemisphere where the eclipse will be seen. Especially for India and people in India at that time, this eclipse is very important. The Sun is our self-ego, so this eclipse by Ketu is actually good for spiritual growth. However this can also be seen as a loss of confidence or self-centric behaviour or mental confusion. Avoid the extremes of pessimism and also over-enthusiasm and you will be alright. Take care of the physical health and especially of the eyes. I have written about eclipses and their energies in my other posts, do go through them to make full use of the eclipse energies.

Sagittarius is a fiery sign so the environment is conducive for both of them. This conjunction is a very unique opportunity for all of us.

Chakras and their conscious energies

Mercury – Ketu

Mercury enters Sagittarius on 25th Dec adding his energy to Sun + Jupiter + Saturn + Ketu present here. Analytical Mercury and the other-dimensional Ketu energies will change the way people think for a brief period. There is willingness to think out of the box, to try innovative things, to experiment and do new stuff. Imagination and the ability to act both will be boosted.

If you have a positive Mercury in your chart, this period will lead to a very creative phase. Astrologers would be able to give really good predictions, as the analytical ability is boosted. Finances, stocks and money making abilities are favoured.

If this Mercury is unable to give good results then, criticism, irritating juvenile behaviour is expected. Analytical ability will be affected, this can lead to frustrations in crisis. There is possibility of harm by gossip and loose talk. Legal issues are possible. Avoid financial dealings and speculations during this period.

What is going to happen in these few months is very unpredictable as there are so many forces and events happening one after the other very fast. But whatever happens will leave its effect on your for a life-time or several life-times. Do some spiritual practice so that this energy gets channelised in the best possible manner. Burst of energy is not the problem, in fact tantriks /shamans and energy practitioners are already doing their thing and channelising this enormous energy.

So in conclusion, these few months that we are living through now are very dynamic with almost all planets (except Mars) being affected by the Rahu/ Ketu axis. It is very significant that the true nodes are practically stationary in the forward motion and the rest of the planets are moving very rapidly over them. It is an exceptional time which will not repeat in our life-time. So do make use of the opportunity and create something lasting for yourself during this time.

 

Exalted and debilitated, Rahu, Ketu and Saturn

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.

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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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Rahu Ketu analysis, if placed in the 5 /11 axis

Rahu and Ketu are completely astral graha, They do not have any existence in the physical dimension. They have no material results on their own. They influence the material only through the other planets they are linked to. Their actual results are almost completely astral in nature, they are the ‘desire to experience’ and ‘apathy to experience’ and represent the flow of experience throughout your several lives. Any placement of Rahu and Ketu will be influenced by the nature of the sign he is in, the owner of this sign and his power to give results and the other planets who conjoin/aspect Rahu/Ketu. The lunar mansion/ Nakshatra occupied by them also gives valuable insights into their effects.

There are two ways of analysing Ketu. Of these, how he will manifest his energy in your life will depend on the other planets, signs and houses.

  • One is disconnection from the individual self, detachment from the sense of self. He just experiences without any judgement. eg no children
  • And the second is no limits. This Ketu energy can increase scope as it is unimpeded by barriers. eg lots of children and child-figures like students.

The 5th and 11th axis deals with your personal intelligence and interaction with the outside world. This is perhaps the most important axis when it comes to energy, an incredible amount of energy is generated and used in this axis. So if you want to be good you can be really be the best and if you takes a bad turn you can be the worst of the lot. The karmic axis of Rahu-Ketu in this 5th/ 11th axis can create the most excellent human beings at one end of the spectrum or the worst ones, nothing in between.

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Ketu in the 5th house

A strong Ketu here can confer a lot. Formal education may be in breaks or strangely disjointed with you taking random courses without a clear direction. Education is generally affected. If the 5th lord and the ascendant is well placed the education would be extensive but the use and awareness of what has been learnt formally would be limited.

This placement of Ketu drives the mind and its mental capacity inwards and you would be generally involved in esoteric stuff. Astrologers, spiritualists, occultists, tantriks are quite to be expected with this Ketu. Your intellect is enormous, Ketu is diffuse and separative, a paradoxial state. So the intellect can spread over and yet be incisive. But what exactly should you do with this intellect will be resolved only after midlife. Till then you might be considered to be a bit eccentric. You have very original and quite shocking ideas. These ideas will not materialise into reality unless Ketu is influenced by other planets.

The self-ego also is strangely fluid, you will be ego-less But at the same time know who you are exactly internally. May not express it though. Ketu in the 5th means that you have experienced these keywords of the 5th completely in your past lives and you have the deepest learnings associated with this house with you. But you will not be aware of it, if you can consciously focus it will be made available. But ‘consciously focussing’ and ‘headless Ketu’ together can get a bit difficult.

With love affairs two extreme things may happen depending on the other placements. No affairs, no relationships with humans and the search for a non-physical sort of a relationship with a deity or the higher self. Or no affairs but a formal marriage with limited physical contact. Or the other extreme, mindlessly into several relationships /marriages/affairs which are never satisfying. These relationships would be karmic in nature and you are quite passive about these.

Ketu in 5th makes you the shadow of your more outgoing husband/wife. The spouse if often from a different social/ cultural background. You don’t know how to have fun, most avenues of entertainment lose their attraction very fast. Your spouse can be a politician or someone very well-known in public, very passionate and visible. He is quite conscious about social position, recognition, gains, wealth etc. You on the other hand are not bothered about all this material stuff. You understand its importance, you move about in such environments but you are not moved by all these things. You might have to face losses because of your disinterest. You are your spouse’s shadow here, always present but never really seen. And you don’t mind it! 

Children will be few, pregnancy and childbirth (if female) will be especially difficult. The children will be highly intuitive themselves. The eldest child especially may show occult talents or may have special needs. However this is rarely a ‘disability’ as far as his behaviour in society is concerned. But you might sometimes feel discomfort caused by his behaviour. You rarely punish your children/students, you observe and think very differently, your parenting style is a bit eccentric but can be genius. However this can as easily turn to negligence.

If you choose to venture into the spiritual, you will have limited real students. However you are a good teacher and can teach students with special needs, handicapped children, or students of the esoteric.

You are not bothered with expressing your creativity. There is no pride or no ego related to your creative output. (Should never gamble.)

There is one observation here, the 5th house indicates the physical heart. So there may be some medical conditions if aspected by malefics. Take care of your upper back too in such a case. (This in rare cases if there is support from the rest of the horoscope can allow the Kundalini to rise.) But as Ketu is completely astral his main effect is to create a sense of sadness, grief perhaps. You are psychically detached from divine love or perhaps the word is self-love? but you never know that you yearn for this sort of love. The essence of love? A sense of undefinable loneliness prevails over the Ketu of the 5th house.

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Rahu in the 11th house

If Ketu is placed in the 5th house naturally Rahu would be in the opposite 11th house, 180degrees apart..

Rahu in the 11th house from the ascendant is a wish come true perhaps? Rahu in the 11th the house of gain, would have created ambitions in the initial life but Rahu comes to his maturity only after 48yrs of life. And the 11th is an upchaya  उपचय house, gives better results with age. The 11th is the house of gains, extended like-minded groups, markets, foreigners, luck, relationships with large groups, mostly impersonal type of relationships.

Rahu here desires social recognition, social mobility, often political power, a wide circle of friends, corporate networking, community participation, profits and gains, is very ambitious. Uses unconventional methods to rise but this rise can be sustained only if some benefic planet influences Rahu. Even if there are intermittent falls, Rahu uses them as opportunities and manages to rise again. He challenges the conventional always so in the 11th house he has infinite potential to showcase genius and also to manipulate. Rahu has the ability to merge in every group in a very fascinating manner. He accepts everyone into his circle, irrespective of class, creed or mind-sets.

But is important to remember that how-much-ever Rahu strives onwards the Ketu in the 5th house grants an unfocussed intelligence, an eccentric genius, there is detachment here. So if Ketu is more powerful than Rahu in your chart this factor can cause more falls in the material perspective than material gains. If your 5th house occupied by Ketu is not supported by other solidifying benefic aspects, you will not be able to make the most of Rahu’s capability. Rahu in the 11th makes one ruthless and grants a complete disregard for rules, conventions and regulations. Plus out-of-the-box thinking. You are actually a philosopher who also has the confidence and ruthlessness to act. You can strategise very well and also keep secrets. Can prosper in business, especially import/export related. Material earnings will be quite good in any case. There might be awards and prizes too.

If you try to gain using Rahu’s powers of illegality, breaking the rules, pretending, cheating and posing, your fortune will not last. So after a rather dissatisfied first half of life, the second half can fulfil desires. But what desires? The frustration of the first half of life and the maturation of all planets will have changed your mind-set. Spirituality would have set in and changed the type of desires which Rahu will then fulfil. This 5/11 Ketu-Rahu is considered exceptional for spiritual growth also. The personality tries to find its balance between the individual self-ego and the unlimited Consciousness. This combination can grant an outwardly simple ego-less plain personality, well-known in public life, a high social stature, is wealthy and also is involved in deep esoteric activities. (Something like a saint who is also a king, perhaps?)

The mother’s and father’s families are often a source of problems. Brothers and extended families are generally troublesome. Children display occult abilities or in rare cases can be specially abled. Spouse is a social climber, a politician or a successful businessman. Friends are also exotic, fascinating but not really life-time friends, they also are a bit odd, occultists and astrologer type, not really bff material! So there exists potential for invalidation from all relationships. ‘Validation’ is an important component of any relationship. This is always missing. Satisfaction is missing from every aspect of life, personal or the extended.

Sometimes complete destruction is necessary to rise again spectacularly. This placement sometimes reflects this as the first half of the life goes in a haze. The second half is more vivid and happy. Things will move after Rahu and Ketu attain maturity. You will see a marked change in your life during the age of 42-47yrs.

If you have Ketu placed 5th from the birth Moon and thus the Rahu 11th from Moon, the results will be as per the above except the context will be exclusively on the emotional planes.

Ketu Mahdasha and Rahu Mahadasha as per the Vimshottari system, will be quite happening periods. Especially Rahu-Ketu sub-period and Ketu-Rahu antardasha will be quite karmically heavy-duty. Their sub-periods in the other planet’s Mahadasha-s also will burn karma fast. Their transits are also 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. 

Doing mantra -jaap of Rahu and Ketu on Tuesdays/Saturdays and especially during eclipses is very beneficial. In fact you should aggressively use every eclipse which occurs, not let even one single event pass by.

Rahu is the engine which drives your chart and Ketu is the last guard-cabin. The desire to experience and apathy to experience. In energy-terms these are the influences which push your perfect internal energy -geometry out of shape. Life is all about experience and energy, so analyse these two astral tendencies, Rahu-Ketu carefully in your chart, they reveal your deepest motivations.

 

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Have written about Rahu in the 5th and Ketu in the 11th house in this post.

Rahu Ketu as Yogkarak

Am sure you must have thought that the title to be misleading. Rahu/ Ketu, the nodes of the Moon, are considered to be malefics, shadow planets, over-reaching or detaching forces. How can they be even considered to be benefics, leave alone Yogkarak /the biggest benefics of the chart?

Personally I give Rahu/Ketu considerable weightage in the chart. Unless I know what attracts a client and what fails to move him, I cannot counsel him. While interpreting Rahu/ Ketu always remember that they give their results by blending their nature with the planet they are with and the house that they are placed in. If the house that they are placed in is strong they will give good results. And they will amplify the results of the planet they are with. If they are placed alone, without any benefic influence, they can make you suffer on the material front but give you gains on the spiritual front. Under benefic influences they can make you a king or grant you moksh.

I think all planets malefic or benefic or whatever, all will benefit on the spiritual front. But we are so materially oriented that we do not register these benefits. So a ‘good’ or a ‘bad result is applicable only to the material side of life.

Rahu Ketu as Yogkarak

So here are very simple three rules which confer extraordinary benefic nature on these two astral forces, i.e. they become practically Yogkarak. So,

  1. If Rahu or Ketu are placed in the houses 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th (Kendra houses) with the lords of the 5th or the 9th (Kona houses).
  2. If Rahu or Ketu are placed in the 5th or the 9th houses, with the lords of the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses.
  3. If Rahu or Ketu are placed in the the 5th or the 9th houses, with the lords of the the 5th or the 9th houses, then Rahu and Ketu will behave as Yogkarak. (These rules work even if only one of them ie Rahu or Ketu are conjunct these other planets.)

And then here are some more placements to help you analyse your Rahu/Ketu.

If Rahu or Ketu are placed conjunct with other planets in a house then,

  1. If in the 5th or 9th house with the lord of the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses = practically Yogkarak
  2. If in the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th houses with the lord of the 5th or 9th houses = practically Yogkarak
  3. In the 3rd, 6th or 11th houses with the lords of 3rd, 6th or 11th houses = not good
  4. If in the 8th house with the lord of the 8th house = good
  5. If in the 2nd or 7th house with the lords of 2nd or 7th house = Marak
  6. If in the 12th house with the lord of 12th house = average

This above was if Rahu or Ketu were conjunct with other planets to influence them.

But sometimes they are placed alone in a house. So if Rahu/Ketu are placed alone in a house,

  1. If in the 5th or 9th house = good
  2. If in the 1st, 4th, 7th or 10th house = average
  3. In the 3rd, 6th or 11th house = not good
  4. If in the 12th house = average
  5. If in the 8th (or anywhere in the chart with the lord of the 8th)= extremely bad results

The planets are all not alive in the physical sense, but they are very much conscious and active on the spiritual, causal and astral planes of existence. Rahu and Ketu are completely astral graha, all their lessons are linked to the inner worlds. They operate on the level of pure consciousness and their lessons are always beneficial on the spiritual planes. But as we all are quite materialistic these days, we do not appreciate them nor their gifts. They are the link between the Moon, the Sun with Life on Earth, Us! They make life happen. Do analyse your Rahu/ Ketu deeply to make more sense of the life you live.

 

Rahu Ketu as Yogkarak

Ketu and karmic relationships

Ketu is the other half of the Lunar node axis. Rahu is the energy of desire for experience and Ketu is the energy of apathy to experience. Rahu- Ketu are thus very important and should be analysed carefully to get an insight into the deepest motivations of an individual. They tell you where the subconscious is directed, the flow of Experience. You can get a sense of the karmic connection between two people if their charts have some similarity in their Rahu and Ketu placement patterns.

Relationships defined by Rahu are are forward-oriented and focussed on growth potential, an opportunity to grow and accomplish some work together which perhaps either could not complete alone in this life. But relationships defined by Ketu ‘look backwards’.  These represent the experiences you have already have completed to your fill in your past lives. Ketu will diminish the things he controls in material life and give his gains on the spiritual front. And most of us are quite unaware of the spiritual. So Ketu’s gifts are neither registered nor are welcome. These learnings and the wisdom from these experiences exist with you but you are unaware, apathetic. The experiences will be the keywords related to the house Ketu is placed in, the sign/its owner planet and the planets he is conjunct/aspected by. Ketu and karmic relationships

Pull out your chart for this mini exercise. And of someone with whom you this curious feeling of ‘push-away on the material’ but a ‘pull-towards on the subconscious’ levels. Your brother/sister, parent, husband/wife, child, best friend or even your worst enemy! This is how you go about it, e.g.

  • If your Ketu is in your 11th house and your friend’s Jupiter is his 11th house, the house matters will usually not be in the focus in your material relationship together. You will feel very relaxed about this house matters, as you both will have a deep understanding regarding the matters of this house together. Your relationship will be based on the deeper patterns linked to this house.
  • You can check out the signs too, if your Ketu is in Virgo and his Mercury is in Virgo, both will never suffer from Virgo-related matters. Both of you will have a deep link related to the patterns/understanding of Virgo-matters. e.g. both of you might be in the service sector, or methodical, which will be your common link. But this effect will be less intense as compared to the houses as above.
  • The matters of the other planet will be understood subconsciously in the relationship together. Now this subconscious understanding of patterns may soothe or agitate depending on the malefic/benefic placement of Ketu. But in all cases it will be of benefit on the spiritual levels and loss on the material levels.
  • The person whose Ketu involved benefits from the planet of the other. This other planet provides the direction. And Ketu provides his energy of dissociation. Thus both move forward in the spiritual direction.

Ketu – Sun

This combination can lead to dominance of the Sun-person over the Ketu-person, so there might be initial ego-clashes. Ketu – Sun, just like Rahu-Sun, is a deeply felt soul connection. This energy if channelised well, can lead to growth in spirituality and understanding of the deeper concepts of ‘ego’, ‘self’, ‘creation’, etc. Sun is the agent of the individual soul, he hides the Universal Soul/Paramatma by his brilliant light. When Ketu obscures the individual soul, the immensity of the Universe can be viewed. Both friends, when together, will seem to radiate the Sun’s energy less and internalise it more. So this not good in the material context but can remind both of their achievements in the past lives in this context. Is is possible that the Sun-person was a Teacher or a paternal figure to the Ketu-person in some past life.

 Ketu – Moon

This diminishes the outwardly felt emotional connection with time. Both might start off feeling quite in-love with each other. Both might feel a sense of emotional security with each other initially, but this would be more ‘liberating’ not ‘clingy’ or ‘needy’. This connect would be good on the spiritual levels but not from a material or emotional levels. There may be some common subconscious experiences that they both might see. They might remember their common past lives. Over time their emotional link to each other will diminish and be replaced by a barely felt sense of ‘comfort’, ‘easiness’, ‘contentment’. But because it is Ketu, this may be barely perceptible. But if there is a possibility of spiritual growth this can work. Is is possible that the Moon-person was a maternal figure to the Ketu-person in some past life.

Ketu – Mars

This combination can work as this reduces the arguments and tensions between the two persons. The two have already worked out their disagreements in the past lives. There will be a few intense arguments in the initial phases, which in time will diminish rapidly. However with time, this particular relationship may give the Mars-person a vague sense of suffocation as his Mars energies will be internalised. This connection works better in professional relationships. It is possible that the two were linked by war, arms, or were soldiers in some past life together.

Ketu – Mercury

This connect adds depth to the expressions of a relationship. Problems can arise if the Mercury-person is too changeable and superficial and the Ketu-person is too hazy and detached. On the positive side this can initially start with good communication and common interest activities, but it can descend into plain-ness quite soon. This is not good for material or long term personal relationships. But Mercury as the owner of Gemini and Virgo is intricately linked to the creation and understanding of karma. This connect can grant learnings on the esoteric levels if both are aware of what options they have and choose well. It is possible that the two were sister/brother in some past life.

Ketu – Jupiter

The Ketu-person contributes spiritual detachment and the Jupiter person grants the understanding of this. This is a good spiritually positive connect which can last a life time. Both of them will initially have a lot of philosophies to discuss and share with each other which over time will reduce but will give a comfortable feeling of bonding. However this is not good for material gains, if this is in a marriage chart, there should be other positive influences to support, hope, higher learning, health of children etc, the material gains of marriage. It is possible that the Jupiter-person was a husband/wife, peer/patron or teacher of the Ketu-person in some past life.

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Ketu – Venus

Venus is not just the ‘planet of love’, this is his lower energy form. He is in reality Daityaguru Shukracharya, with all the knowledge and seriousness that goes with it. The strictest Teacher of the most difficult students. And Rahu/Ketu is a Daitya. So Shukracharya is Rahu/Ketu’s Guru! There will always be an undercurrent of teaching and learning in this relationship. This is a very important connect which if the two use mindfully, they can achieve significant progress on the spiritual levels. This connection will start with mutual attraction but ultimately will be a platonic, spiritual one. This connect is not good for a material long term relationship. Ketu is disconnected, headless so can experience on the non-conscious levels. If Venus is operating on his highest levels this can be great, but if Venus is on his materialistic lower energy levels then this will cause frustration to both persons. Venus will express his dissatisfaction while the Ketu-Person will be vague and disinterested about it. It is possible that the Venus-person was a husband/wife/lover or teacher of the Ketu-person in some past life.

Ketu – Saturn

This is a serious connection, quite heavy duty karmic bindings from the past lives. Initially this will be a mini-repeat of the past lessons which can be restrictive, constrictive and suffocating, coupled with dissociation. Both will not be sure if they have to be together or separate. It can get unbearable in the initial phases but if the two learn through their experiences it can get better with time. However it is better for professional relationships rather than personal ones. It is possible that the Saturn-person was in a position of authority over the Ketu-person in some past life.

Ketu – Rahu

This in my opinion is the deepest and most ‘karmic’ of all possible Rahu or Ketu linked connections. This is very good for companionship in the real sense and is usually a life-time connect, growing deeper with time. A connect of two opposites who are actually One. This gives each an understanding of the other which can neither be articulated not understood completely, just experienced. There is genuine sympathy, affection and each appreciates the other’s life path intensely. The simplest reason is this, the Ketu-friend knows at the deepest levels what the Rahu-friend is going through at present, and will go through in the future. The Rahu’s present/future is Ketu’s past experience. And vice-versa! Both are astral graha, complete when with each other. Thus the two friends feel the other as the missing-link which completes each at the deepest level. (I know a couple of friends, with a Rahu-Ketu linkage in the birth chart and the same combination in their divisional chart-9, navamsha chart also. Unbelievably linked on all levels.)

Ketu – Ketu

This is the same as Rahu-Rahu because if two charts have their Rahu-Rahu together it automatically means that in both Ketu-Ketu also exists. Both persons are very similar in what they have learnt deeply from their past lives. They have gone through the same sort of experiences and internalised the same learnings in the past. Ketu in the same house (or sign) in each’s chart, will ensure that both are disconnected from similar things. Both thus have a non-conscious understanding of each other’s deepest motivations and inclinations. This is a good combination for companionship and friendship.

Ketu and karmic relationships

The finer details will depend a great deal on the house in which this connect occurs. Also keep the social and cultural background in mind. Ketu does not mean that the two will disregard the socio-cultural norms and engage in mindless aberrant behaviour. These are mental and psychological patterns you are analysing.

Synastry, i.e. matching patterns in two charts is done while matching charts for marriages. In the Indian system, matching charts is very detailed and goes into more details than what synastry (in the western context) does. However it is important to remember that on the psychological levels, the woman feels better when she receives and the man feels better when he gives. This keeps both the partners satisfied on the inner levels. So when you are checking the Nodes connection for marriage charts, keep this in mind. e.g. a woman-Ketu and man-Mars would be a much more fulfilling relationship on the psychological levels than a woman-Mars and man-Ketu connect. Or a woman-Sun with man-Ketu is better than the other way round.

Ketu’s experiences are always liberating on the spiritual levels. They will be felt as a loss on the material levels. But remember that whatever Ketu means to you, you have already given it up in your past lives. But not given up in despair! You have transcended that experience, it is a very positive thing in the spiritual context. The current Ketu position in your horoscope is a reflection of this reality. In the present life, Ketu will give at least one intense jolt of separation so that the past life’s subconscious learning gets triggered and is available in this life too. And because it is Ketu, this experience will simply slip away from your consciousness. Try to be conscious of this ‘jolt’, so that you can use its energy more effectively when this happens in your current life.

 

Ketu and karmic relationships