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Rahu & Ketu in Indian Astrology

Rahu & Ketu in Indian Astrology

Rahu & Ketu In Horoscope

After publishing my article on Rahu in Astrology, I have got several e-mails, where many people asked me to through some light on how to exactly judge the effect of these two planets while judging any horoscope. In this article – “Rahu & Ketu in Indian Astrology” I will share my experience with all of you. what I have learnt practically in my practice life till now, that may not match with your conventional principles. My intention is not to prove anybody wrong, but just to share my own experience as I have been requested.

Vedic astrology gives importance on nodal system or eclipses and takes those two eclipse points as planets who can influence human’s life. These two nodes Rahu & Ketu are still two mysterious planets to so many astrologers. How many astrologers that many principles. If we read our ancient astrology scriptures those are also not packed with enough information. Here, only practical knowledge will come to the fore.

The first and most important thing we have to remember that Rahu and Ketu both planets are ‘Karmic Planets’. They indicate ‘karmic bondages’. These bondage are connected to the soul’s past deeds, they are the carrier of those. Rahu is also called the ruler of ‘Maya Prakriti'(illusion) and Ketu takes away one from that illusion. Confliction of these two within us have given the life to this whole creation. To understand that how those past life deeds will manifest in this present life we have to know the characteristics of these two planets.

To know these two ‘karmic control’ planets we have to concentrate on three important matters:

1. The nodal axis(degree),

2. Signs – where they are placed,

3. Houses where they placed in the Horoscope.

Ketu or South node indicates inheritance, what you have inherited from the past live that will be known from this planet, especially the inherited capabilities. On the other hand Rahu shows hankering after materialistic success in present live what was in incomplete stage in the past.

Some may think that, though Rahu may give good result but ketu can not give at all. Actually both have their own fields to work on. They have their own attributes and some key factors are linked with each other. Sometimes Rahu is considered as benefic, some compare it with Jupiter also, but remember Rahu is planet who is never satisfied with unlimited materialistic desires, but ketu is totally opposite to it. This is a planet which sometimes compared with the nature of Mars and Saturn which always keeps one away from all materialistic desires and will put him in the realm of psychic and spirituality.

When Rahu is the giver in chart:

If Rahu is exalted and it’s depositor is also in a very good state it will give you immense success in the material field. Success will be just at your feet. But, always remember, Rahu doesn’t give any negative side, Rahu will always give at the cost of something.

When Rahu gives it takes away more than that, if one is getting materialistic success in the form of name, fame & fortune at the same time it will give immense sufferings through the loss of one’s closed and loved ones, friends, relatives who were associated with the person before selflessly and will give new selfish relationships what will in result cause suffering. One see that, his desires are growing day by day as he achieving new success everyday, bringing fame and fortune in more new forms at the cost of their peace of mind and valuable relationships. They may seem very happy apperently but in their personal life they know there is nobody else in this world for them. I have got these kind of yogas in the chart of many successful people. If somebody says this whole world is a trap, so Rahu makes that trap for you. Rahu always keep one away from the reality. Rahu gives obsession, stuborness, power to stick to the goal, the mentality to fight against any adversity of life, – but – on the other hand it due to the obsession it gradually send you away from your dearest one and well-wishers. Due to stubbornness it gives over-confidence. Sun & Moon indicates ‘consciousness’.

Rahu is a planet of the result of eclipse, means total darkness and absence of conscientiousness. Rahu is the planet of creating confusions. Somehow or somewhere it will create confusion whether it is benific or malefic in chart. It doesn’t give lasting happiness in life. Because, it is too far away from the reality or real knowledge, it only shows the world as the reality, it says without this world there is nothing so have fun and squired wealth, it doesn’t matter how those are coming. Rahu gives wealth through unknown means and gives sorrow also through unknown means. That’s why it is called the creator of illusions. Rahu is all about – addictions, alcohol, poisons, drugs & all type of strange – madness characteristics. Like – if Rahu and Venus can make one obsessed about sex and all odd sexual activities, it will be more dangerous if Jupiter in the chart is very weak. These kind of person won’t be ashamed at all doing all those things openly. Rahu boost the energy of the planet with whom he is sitting. So with the benific rahu will increase the benific effect but if he is with any malefic planet(whether malefic according to house or natural) it will boost the malefic effect of that planet. Because, Rahu takes the qualities of the planet, whom he is with.      

What Rahu gives that Ketu takes away, they are always opposite to each other and 180 degree apart. As long as the Rahu’s giving matter is concern – Rahu is a giver just like a Drug dealer, who gives but to make you to lose all self control, which will be the cause of your downfall.    

Rahu Indicated Professions:

Rahu is an ‘airy’ planets. So it indicates Aviation, Airplane, Helicopter, Pilots, Space Travel, Space Research oriented work etc. Here we have to remember Rahu always goes to the opposite direction of Conventional method. So, that’s why research of any kind will fall under its influence.  

This planet is considered as mysterious planet. Rahu denotes career belongs to physicians researchers, medicine or drugs, waste- material-dealers, speculators etc.    

It can also indicate metaphysics, occultism, ‘Tantric Vidya’ or witchcraft. Rahu is basically deceptive in nature & likes to find hidden things, it always finds faults with others to make somebody down and get profit out of it. thus it can lead to politics or can join revolutionary political parties, drug dealers, secret societies – about which general people are unknown or fear to go, mysteries of any kind, inventions & scientists, deceit, affairs & taboo kind of ‘sexual appetites’.

Rahu has a very positive influence in gambling fields, stock market or any market or financial state which changes very rapidly. 

Ketu In Astrology


About Dr Sankar Bhattacharjee

Vedic Astrologer, Palmist, Numerologist & Vastu Specialist

Dr. Sankar Bhattacharjee, a respected & “well known” name in Vedic astrology field. He was born in a traditional Brahmin family in India - West Bengal - near Kolkata, "The City Of Joy", which is one of the major cities in India.......
Experience: 15 Years.
Dr. Sankar Bhattacharjee is specialized in Predicting Future through Vedic Astrology, Numerology, Palmistry, Vastu & the ancient Horary System.
Credentials Acquired:
His acquired credentials in the the field of the holy subject Astrology includes degree from "The Indian College of Astrology & Astronomy" and also honored as "Jyotish Provakar". Now he is doing research on astrology collaborated with “The Indian College Of Astrology & Astronomy”.

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