Astrology – Planets (Part2)

Rahu and Ketu

In addition to the seven planets, the nodes of the Moon are very important in Vedic Astrology. The north node is called Rahu or snakes’s head; the south node is called Ketu or the snake’s tail.

Rahu and Ketu are regarded as secondary or shadowy planets. Astronomically, they represent the points at which the moon’s orbit crosses the ecliptic. At these places at which the moon crosses the point of the sun’s orbit, eclipses can occur. The lunar nodes show the times when the solar and lunar forces obstruct each other or cancel each other out. They are very sensitive points and cause repercussions in the total fields of planetary forces.

Rahu and Ketu are bith malefic in nature. Rahu is ‘discontent incarnate’, ever dissatisfied’ and ‘attachment’. Ketu is ‘fanaticism incarnate’, ‘obstinate’, ‘courageous’ and ‘detachment’.

The best houses for Rahu and Ketu is 3rd, 6th and 9th. Out of this Rahu in 3rd and Ketu in 9th is considered the best position

Rahu and Ketu since are only nodes and do not have any physical body. They imbibe the qualities of the planets they are conjoined with and the attributes of the house they tenant. If the house tenanted is good and the planet also good (inherently, as well as by ownership), the results will be excellent. But if the house tenanted is evil and the planet co-joining also evil, unfavourable results will follow.

As per my experience. Whichever house Rahu is placed it creates strong attachment but with dissatisfaction. It creates insecurities and fears in matters pertaining to that house. Rahu indicates cash money, under the table work, hidden things.

Ketu on the other hand indicates loss or limitation, indicates stubbornness of views. However it is good for matters pertaining to writing, astrology, frequency work, paper. Ketu born are research minded but nervous in nature.

– Anshu Popli

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