According to Vedic astrology, Rahu and Ketu are the north and south nodes of the Moon. Ketu is generally considered a malefic planet along with Rahu and is known to create difficulties and obstacles in the lives of the native. In Vedic Astrology, the shadow planet Ketu is associated with isolation, loneliness, seclusion, introverted nature, solitary confinement. Ketu gives the native spiritual nature as well as makes him detached from material desires and possessions. It grants the native psychic abilities which make him very creative and knowledgeable.
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Let's understand more about the positions and effects of Ketu planet and how it can influence the native's life journey.
The First House represents all things that are FIRST or of the Self, inner and outer. These include fresh starts, new beginnings, first impressions, physical appearance, the temperament of the native. Ketu in this house lends dynamism and attractive personality to the native.
These people are travellers and adventure seekers. When Ketu is well-aspected in the Ascendant, it makes the person hard-working, and wealthy but also greedy. It also brings a tendency to be worried about the children. Such people must not keep bad company. A weak Ketu in the 1st house can cause deteriorating health.
The 2nd house represents money and assets. If Ketu is placed in the 2nd house then this person becomes very wise and gains tremendous knowledge. The influence of Ketu in 2nd house makes the natives indulge in worldly pleasures and more attracted to material things. He may become a collector of various art, books, stamps etc. An afflicted Ketu in 2nd house can cause stuttering or learning difficulties. Also, when Ketu lies in the 2nd house, it may lead to chances of heart attacks. Ketu also signifies detachment, when in the 2nd house, the natives may not have an attachment with family as well as spouse.
Ketu is favourable when it lies in the 3rd house making the native popular and successful. The Third House is the house of interaction and has an impact on things that affect communication like siblings, travel, books, neighbourhood, schools, teachers and community affairs.
Travelling is destined for the native and will also prove to bring financial rewards. The native's dream of getting fame in spiritual and religious activities and become a part of such organisations or missions. An afflicted Ketu in this house can disturb the native’s relationship with siblings and they even have a legal tussle with them. It can also create differences with co-workers and partners.
In Vedic astrology, the Fourth house stands for safety, mother, father, children, nurturing capability, love etc. Ketu in the 4th house increases the possibility of separation from birthplace by a move to a foreign country as Ketu encourages detachments and Ketu does not have a favourable influence from the moon.
The 4th house also represents natives mother and can influence the mother's health which is a constant concern in native’s life. In other cases, the relationship of native with the mother may be cold and distant. Mental peace, family and property matters must also be settled in the right manner or they bring stress.
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The fifth house represents creativity, pleasure-seeking activities and children or childhood. The fifth house ruler Leo, also governs romance, drama, creativity, and recreational activities. Thus, when Ketu is positioned in 5th house, the natives have a strong inclination towards philosophy, religious teachings and spirituality and even spent years researching these subjects.
Presence of Ketu in this house of mysticism and occult gives the person an interest in occult sciences and even black magic. Natives can face delay in having children or have to deal with miscarriages or abortions.
This house represents conflicts, health, enemies. It also indicates service and virtues such as helpfulness, care and also schedules, routine life, and organisation. Ketu in the 6th house can up the risk of accidents for the natives and also create never-ending obstacles in life. These natives can face these difficulties and change their lives through sheer determination and hard work. In cases of a badly afflicted Ketu in 6th house, the person may have an intense personality or become a criminal, fraud etc. Generally considered unfavourable, this position can also bring fights with the maternal family and an unfavourable atmosphere in the house.
Whatever bonds are ruled by the 7th house, these are marriage, partnerships, sex, prevailing laws. It also involves interpersonal relationships and public life. Ketu in the 7th house is considered inauspicious and can create hardships especially in native’s marriage and partnership. These people can have secretive and overbearing partners. The marital life can be topsy turvy due to sexual disease and health problems. The position can often cause misunderstandings and arguments between native and his partner or spouse and even separation due to the strong detachment effect of Ketu. Natives can also marry more than once. With such a placement business partnership can also suffer due to conflict or lack of profits.
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The 8th House rules joint possessions, such as marriage, property, finances of immediate family and company resources. The eighth House is shrouded in mystery and impacts birth and rebirth, death, gender, transformation, energies including occult powers etc. The presence of Ketu in this house is not auspiciousness or positive one and can bring job loss and financial problems. On the other hand, it can result in interest in mystic sciences and the powers of the unknown. The native may take up professions such as Astrology or occult sciences. These people can get hurt by a weapon or fire or even face animal attack. In the lifetime there is a high chance of surgeries as well as inherited money.
9TH House governs the spiritual, universities, publishing, higher education, luck, adventure, long-distance travel, higher education, gambling, marriage, philosophy and is the house of the Father. This House is the influencer of big thoughts and ideas. The native is generally a religious-minded person and is extremely dedicated to his religious beliefs. However, Ketu in the 9th house is not considered very favourable for the native’s father as it can cause ill health to the father of the native. It can also create a strained relationship between native and father. The natives with such placement will travel more to seek spirituality and enhance his philosophical knowledge.
Vedic astrology treats the 10th house as one of power, prestige and career. The tenth House governs structures, corporations, public image, fame, awards, and fatherhood. Presence of Ketu in this house makes the native more supportive and involved with the family. Natives with a well-aspected Ketu in the chart have the ability to become very powerful, attain high social status, as well as wealth. These people are very intelligent and they become famous personalities in film, arts, sports and politics. These people can sometimes have negative thoughts.
The 11th house suggests prosperity and profits. The Eleventh House also rules the bonding theme such as groups, teams, friendships, societies, co-operatives, video and electronic media, networking, and humanitarian causes. Ketu in the 11th house is usually considered favourable for the native. It provides the native multiple income sources and gives personal resilience to cope with even the hardest times. Most natives are religious and get his strength from his beliefs and faith. He has a kind and charitable nature and is popular in social circles due to his charity and good nature. They make good administrators.
The twelfth House influences end or finishes. This house rules finalizing pending works, life after death, old age, etc. and also detachment, and the subconscious. This position is usually considered positive for the native, Ketu being the natural significator of this house. These natives are introverts and highly spiritual. They wish to seek God and enlightenment just like Budha. These people may also enjoy solitary peace and existence in isolation, their nature at work may be aloof and can find occult and mystical science very interesting. A well aspected Ketu makes the natives expert astrologers and mystics.
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