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Ketu

in Vriddhi Bhava-11

mismatched or incoherent economic behaviors

vacant social network

insensible or illogical approach toward earnings

detached or distanced friendships

clairsentient community

Ketu in 11th-from-Chandra = disconnected from elder siblings

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power-vacuum in the natural areas of link-structure Shani:

  • Severed connection to the power-source of network of voluntary friends

  • Sudden disruption scattering of the expected source of income; earnings dispersed

  • Outcome depends almost entirely upon (1) graha yuti Ketu and (2) Ketu's lord

Scattered Ketu's weak psychic boundaries create difficulty to achieve, obtain, maintain, or retain connection to:

  • Social Networks, Marketplace, Community,

  • Gains of Income, Goals and Achievements,

  • Friendship, Opportunity to Participate,

  • Large Gatherings, Distributive and Associative Systems,

  • Human Skin and Nervous System, Father's Relatives

Ketu in bhava 11 = economic systems; gainfulness

Rahu in bhava 5 = politics; celebrity; creative genius

  • Ambivalence (Ketu) toward economic gains and social networking. No restrictions upon marketplace income, but also very little attachment to material achievement. Few voluntary friendships, yet unrestricted ease in access to networks of association.

  • Ambitious desire (Rahu) to be recognized as a brilliantly intelligent creative risk-taking genius. Self-elevation via surreptitious involvement in politics and drama. Extraordinary, illegitimate, or exotic children.

Scattering behavior may give an incoherent network of friendship, or a scatter-shot pattern of setting and achieving one's material goals.

Unreliable friends. Networks of association disperse for no obvious reason. Income vacillates.

  • If Chandra also in 11, tremendous fluctuation in one's ability to focus on goals, due partly to interference from spiritual entities who have other objectives.

Often trouble from the company one keeps due to weak psychic boundaries. A demanding king or queen; extremely self-performance oriented; "lives for the stage".

Friendships of voluntary association, the elder sibling, and the father's relatives are not a healthy influence.

The community consists of those who praise and applaud one's performance; who adore the native ; esp one's own worshipful and adoring children. Rahu is so strong in 5 that community-development or large-scale (11) social participation movements may seem insincere or "staged". (Although the engagement may indeed be sincere if there are visible graha in 11).

  • Excellent placement for entertainers whose community consists largely of anonymous "fans".

  • The dramatic personality (Rahu-5) = able to 'reach out to the people' from the performance stage; however 'the people' = an amorphous entity which does not reconnect to the performer

Trouble getting along with people. Indiscriminate definition of community. Does not prefer some associations over others. Not selective or preferential - treats everyone equally well or equally badly, depending upon the graha which control Ketu.

"Community" (11) is perceived only on a global or cosmic scale, such as the community of all beings in the universe. Problems of detachment and disregard (Ketu) toward friendship (11) = exacerbated by Rahu's intense desire to hold the celebrated, royal, brilliant center in a dazzling dramatic performance (5).

As the broad network of friendships is generally scattered, one tends to invest much more ambition into the promotion of children and glamorous or dramatic performance roles (Rahu 5).

Ketu-11 = normally politicians-performers who can be "passionate about children" but seem to have rather few reliable, long-term friends. (Strong drishti to 11 can improve the cohesion of the network.)

shri shri ganapati

KETU IN Bhava-11=

Similar to Ketu in 11th-from-Chandra


Ketu/11

perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to community


Public Figures


Ketu in Mesha


Ketu in Vrishabha

  • dramatist-activist Angelina Jolie + Surya + Budha

  • artist Pablo Picasso + Guru


Ketu in Mithuna


Ketu in Karkata


Ketu in Simha


Ketu in Kanya


Ketu in Thula


Ketu in Vrischika


Ketu in Dhanushya

  • Pope Benedict 2002-2012, Jozef Ratzinger

  • "Da Vinci Code" novelist Dan Brown


Ketu in Makara


Ketu in Kumbha


Ketu in Meena

Rahu-5 feels passion for the lover and children but Ketu "the guillotine" in 11 feels apathetic and dispersed in regard to friendships with equals (11). Unless there are other graha in 5-11, Ketu-11 often signifies a talented dramatist, politician, or celebrity figure with few real friends.

Eccentric elder sibling of the native or odd paternal sibling.

Ketu in the 11th bhava affects relationships in the social network, the marketplace of goods and ideas, one's gains of income and ability to achieve goals.

  • Ungrounded economic earnings

  • Scattered community; wandering goals.

  • Cut off from elder sibling.

Ketu-11 = typically a bad mixer in groups, with reduced social skills for normal socializing; however is often a splendid stage performer in center-of-attention roles, due to Rahu in 5.

Reduces the number of voluntary friends (11) but increases the number of romances and children (5).

Membership in Communities (11) of monastics, ego-detached, mystics, wanderers

  • Sainte de Notre-Dame de Lourdes Bernadette Soubirous was a nun in the convent of the Sisters of Charity during her adulthood

  • H. H. Dalai Lama + Surya + Budha lifetime monastic

  • Pope Benedict = Josef Ratzinger lifetime monastic

  • 3-time Calif gov Jerry Brown takes monastery retreats regularly and briefly joined the monastic priesthood in his young adulthood

  • writer "Lord of the Rings" J.R.R. Tolkien also took regular Catholic religious retreats


Disregard for economics, and often detachment amounting to confusion in regard to income whether large or small in amount. Typically a scattering of the earnings. Income can be large because Ketu allows no barriers (in 11, no barriers to earnings) yet eventually Ketu scatters all unless there are other graha in 11 yuti Ketu or casting more sensible drishti into the vriddhisthana.

May be swindled by undependable friends.

Ketu produces overall materially favorable results in 3 and 6. Some benefits in 10 and 11 which are related more to relaxation. Aids in non-caring about pressures of high position or high earnings.

Tends to surrender one's friends and connection to the social network.

  • Feels that socially progressive goals and human communities are merely a mirage.

  • Sainte de Notre-Dame de Lourdes Bernadette Soubirous suggested that nothing material is very potent. What works, she said, is faith and prayer.

However, there is always an upside with Ketu that one has few boundaries in community matters, and this can help create connections to people who you would not normally mix with but who can indeed help you to achieve your goals (11).

One feels considerable apathy toward completing the tasks which produce social connection. Little interest in the elder sibling, the father's brother, even school friends seem dull or unapproachable.

Native may suffer the effects of flaky, inconsistent, or unreliable friends if one has any at all. Yet one will know the benefits of detached independence from community pressures and freedom from constant attention to marketplace relationships.

Extremely compassionate toward humanity as a whole, and may express that compassion in social activism for "causes" if the Lord is a strong benefic.

  • Ironically and simultaneously, one is disconnected from the immediate society of friends.

  • Few long-term friends. Standoffish, abandons (Ketu) friendships (11) on pretext. USA Pres-18, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant was notably friendless by choice, except for his life-bond with his loyal wife.

If there is incoming drishti from a malefic esp Shani, can signal chronic financial problems due to apathy toward marketplace conditions

  • USA Pres-18, Gen. Ulysses S. Grant lived often on the verge of penury whenever he was not in receipt of regular albeit small career-military pay. His business investments (11) all failed, and he was swindled out of his entire fortune soon after the end of his presidency.

  • USA Pres-16 partner, Mrs. Mary Todd Lincoln had a financial spending disorder, associated with bipolar syndrome. Her shopping binges involved sudden, expensive purchases of luxury (Shukra) items such as jewelry and decorative finery (Thula). As her disorder became more extreme, her adult son became so distraught over her exorbitant spending that he had her institutionalized.

The elder sibling, and such friends as one does have = Ketu-ish, peculiar, eccentric, odd. Because bhava-11 also represents the 5th marriage, one who enjoys five marriages having Ketu in the 11th bhava will note that the 5th spouse = Ketu-ishly distant and sexually disengaged .

  • mass-appeal entertainer Madonna + Mangala. has a mentally-ill brother who occasionally makes an aggressive (Kuja) action, then recedes into his Ketu-ness.

Fails to grasp the expectations of long-term association and lasting friendship.

  • Very odd choice of personal associates.

  • Would rather socialize with people they barely know or in whose friendship the native is not interested.

    • Fundamental psychological expectation of abandonment and rejection by one's friendship network (Ketu = abandonment, chidakaraka)

    Detached from the personal goal-setting process but will try to promote goals for huge, impersonal groups.


Ambivalence toward investing in Shared Group Goals = social participation movements

Apathetic toward extended community relationships and toward conventional means of gaining income.

Peculiar, erratic, and periodically abundant stream of income + some odd, detached, possibly clairsentient friends if Ketu's lord is strong. However one remains dissatisfied with the friendship network.

Signal of the "frenemy" - well-wishers who are not.Ketu-11 may face networking challenges, including perceived lack of support from peers. However, this perceived deficiency is very correctable via Seva and reflection.

The reflection part involves making sure that one's goals are sympathetically aligned to the shared group goals.

This isn't easy or natural due to Ketu's characteristic detachment from all material undertakings, but it is possible. If one can spiritualize (Ketu) the ultimate goals of the group to extend benefit to as wide a network as possible.

If one can conceptualize all of the people who may be benefitted by your labors and see this large network being invested with your personal energy, then the psychic presentation will radiate positive commitment.

Ketu in 11 tends to be somewhat isolated from mundane social parties and earthly friendships but Ketu-11 aligns well with Bodhisattva goals.


Unable to ego-attach to matters of income via salary or from marketplace investments, the elder brother and his affairs, socially progressive movements, scientific systems. Tends to surrender or give away one's sources of income.

Apathetic toward the needs and interests of the elder siblings (exception = Chandra, Shukra, or another attachment graha is present in 11). Disconnected from the conditions of death generally. Occult knowledge becomes the means to an end.

  • Due to Rahu-5 (if not counteracted by other graha in 5 or incoming drishti to 5) the native becomes inordinately focused on desire (Rahu) for children and politics(5) as a method to 'leapfrog' into higher levels of social privilege.

Connections to large social networks are merely means to an ulterior purpose of increasing political power.

Ketu's 'witness' viewpoint on economic systemsis strictly instrumental, as it adds additional support to the native 's reptilian trajectory into a seductively captivating (Rahu) charismatically intelligent (5) political or theatrical quest for center-stage.

Broad awareness of the behavior of large populist assemblies, and many occasions during Ketu periods especially to observe mass movements.

The external facade of one's internally disconnected relationship to social change movements is a blank screen which can reflect the collective unconscious.

The inherent lack of mutual engagement with distributive social systems will be known to very few observers. Folks may attribute great happiness and success therefore to the exponent of a progressive ideology which is essentially hollow.

Due to Ketu's apathy it may be easy for the native to overly abstractor dehumanize large-scale social movements and marketplace regulations. Not believing that economic systems have much substance, the native may deny the importance of marketplace forces upon individual survival.

Marketplace potential

Ketu in Bhava-11 [favorable placement] = busts-up, scatters the friendship network; nebulizes the material gains. Disperses attachment to goals and gains in this life; eliminates conventional social restrictions on amount and methods of obtaining material gains and marketplace income (11)

Ketu does not alter the effects of the lord of bhava-11. If profitability is there due to a healthy and sensible L-11, Ketu leaves the material income intact.

However Ketu will not act to increase or develop the networks of association which are channeling the income.

Ketu-11 prefers to participate in networks of friendship with highly eccentric individuals, spiritualized alternative practitioners, organizations of peculiar persons, and other groups of disconnected or disoriented souls.

Social apathy

Ketu-11 feels detached from matters of social networking and marketplace behavior. The chidakaraka may attend large gatherings but during the connective event one may feel a profound sense of disconnection from the group.

The elder sibling may be mentally ill, or an advanced spiritual practitioner. Puja to Shri Ganesha will calm the mind and welcome the native into membership in other-worldly associations.

Detached from earnings, whether spectacular or picayune

Rahu-Ketu perform well in bhava 3, 6, 10, and 11.

Ketu in 11 does not prevent financial gain; in fact if L-11 is strong, Ketu's scattered, indiscriminate style may be associated with significant material gain.

Yet even if there is spectacular income produced by a powerful lord of labhasthana, the native is attached to neither the method nor the amount of earnings.

Either Rahu or Ketu in 11 can produce wealth; but Rahu is greatly attached to the materials gains as a self-elevating ladder for social ascendance; while "scattershot" Ketu has no targeted aim and Ketu needs no ladder.

Seems to get along with everyone, but in truth one's interests lie outside the group, in the great cosmos.

May be an "impractical" but visionary thinker with peculiar ideas about the marketplace of goods, ideas, and services. If Ketu is well supported, the native may defy practical business common sense (Ketu has almost no common sense!) and locate a marketplace that no one knew was there.

  • Apple Computer Steve Jobs Ketu + L-5 Guru and Guru also lord of Chandra, envisioned the computer as a household appliance at time when computers were huge expensive properties in special air-cooled rooms operated by mysterious programmer-operators and costing millions of dollars. To Jobs, the computer seemed more like a car or a refrigerator: a convenience commodity that modern people would buy, due to its ability to make life easier, and its affordable price. More Shani-sensible minds found this viewpoint ridiculously eccentric but indeed Jobs was right about computers becoming common household appliances. Of course he was wrong just as often as he was right, and many investors lost money on his wrong starts. But the point is that Ketu in 11 can be a positive placement due ironically to Ketu's lack of 'common sense' if Ketu is well supported by a good financial planet (e.g. Job's L-5 Guru).

Self-sufficient by default. Often disappointed in one's friends, and tends to pine for a communal lifestyle (11) while being often not enough responsible in community to remain welcome in collectivities.

Calves (lower Legs) = (Kumbha, 11)

Potential for damage to the calves (11) or the body's nerve network (11) via accident or injury when Ketu the Undefended receives malefic drishti which signals a ghostly attack.

Longwalks which vigorously exercise the calves may generate psychic "hearing".

Vimshottari periods of Ketu

During Ketu bhukti of any mahadasha and acutely during the Ketu-Ketu swabhukti, one born with Ketu in labha bhava may have a hopeless feeling that the elder sibling, gains of income, material goals, friendships and community connections (11) are slipping away for reasons that seem out of your control .

This Ketu-Bhukti feeling of being a drifting spectator toward the conditions labha-bhava within one's own life may be even more profound when either Chandra or the radical lagna occupy a nakshatra of Ketu = Azwini, Magha, or Mula.

Ketu in 11 = Long-term material success is somewhat inhibited by doubt re: one's Ability to connect with:

  • source of earnings, marketplace

  • father's brother

  • elder sibling

  • friends, social network

  • wife's children

  • child's spouse

However Ketu-11 does not normally harm the income. One is sociable enough to earn, sometimes very well indeed.

One's connection to the source of friendship is somehow severed.

Gifted in marketplace transactions of goods and ideas, yet one has no attachment to income or the success of one's ideological cause.

Income fluctuates; yet the native is always willing to return to the marketplace of goods and ideas, to try a new approach toward building community.

One who is friendly toward all but who has no close friends.

Apathetic or detached toward the complex relationships of the marketplace, toward gains, income, profits, networks, large social groups of friends, community, elder sibling, conceptual and electro-mechanical networks, assemblies, secular fellowship, loss of privacy, conferences and gatherings

  • Neglects: one's network of friends and associates, the elder sibling, one's marketplace connections, achievements and gains of all kinds, assemblies, electronic and material networks, one's skin, one's nerves, one's own hopes and aspirations.

Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt re: one's Ability to connectwith large social and conceptual networks.

Regardless of how one is really handling large assemblies and marketplace connections, the native can passively reflect the goal achievement image of the psychic projections of the collective unconscious.

"No barriers" Ketu connects the native to the experiences of His house through direct intuition. No analysis, no cultural filters. In bhava-11, the experience is achieving goals through networks of association in the agora.

Karaka for "falling in the assembly".

Natural malefics will, over time, give good results in upachaya houses (3, 6, 10, 11).

Marginalized by the ideological or scientific regulatory establishment.

Dissatisfaction, ambivalence and uncertainty

regarding the privilege to express social, conceptual, and electronic networking as well as material Achievements and gains.

Depending on Ketu's lord, the native may have perfectly competent networking skills or ability to set and achieve important material goals -- but one feels detached from the exercise of these skills.

Peculiarities of the skin and nerves. Must take care to protect the skin And the nervous system (sympathetic and parasympathetic) from psychic incursion of grief, due to an ineffable sense of loss.

Resistance to validation through earnings, profits, and successful goal achievement; the elder sibling And spouse of the eldest child seem distant and unconnected to one's essential self.

Das says of Ketu in bhava-11

"... strengths of being learned, well dressed, attractive.

  • However, you have something in your nature that is not straight, perhaps some unbecoming private attachment that you have yet to overcome.

You are considered powerful in society, but you have an unknown fear nagging at your mind.

  • Success and gain from all sources.

  • Very fortunate, learned, handsome, strongly built, well-dressed and very glorious.

  • Your off-spring are unfortunate and suffer from fear and danger.

  • You are reputed, charming, of a happy-go-lucky nature, house and property, affluent, generous, skilled in aesthetics and archery.

    • Sweet, pleasant, humorous,

    • learned, prosperous, imposing,

    • fortunate with jewelry, dress and ornaments.

  • ailments of rectum, tension;

  • generous, kind, popular,

  • fond of literature, contented,

  • respected by leader types.

  • At times you will have undesirable associates, miss good opportunities,

    suffer unfulfilled hopes, and bad friends giving bad advice.

    Look to Ketu ruled periods for some of these negativities."

  • Q: with Ketu in 11, sometimes I wonder if my friends are sincere.

    A: True friendship is forged while connecting with each other in a unified effort to proceed through difficult circumstances (Shani, natural regulator of 11) .

    Ensure that your friendship network does not become a merely circumstantial, instrumental, or expedient part of your life.

    Apathetic, detached Ketu would unfortunately allow that dissolution of integrity in the friendships if some other stronger force does not prevent it. Find that stronger, more loyal, more committed force to glue your friendships into your heart.

    Is your friend at work who could smooth your promotion really your friend? Well, ask yourself: would you value and cultivate his company if there was no possible wealth advantage to be gained from the friendship.

    Do you sincerely value the mutual support and camaraderie? Do you feel the loyalty and attachment similar to that traditionally granted to one's elder brother (11) or father's younger brother (11)?

    • If not (Ketu) and the relationship is loaded with expectation of material advance or the bond is justified by gain of income alone, then unfortunately this apathetic motive will become apparent to those involved.

    • Folks with Ketu in 11 sometimes feel that their friends have abandoned them, but in truth the issue originates in the native 's own ambivalence toward friendship and uncertainty about the purpose of shared goals.

    • the native with Ketu in 11 tends to struggle with an inability to connect with those like-minded, and one feels rather isolated as a result.

    Luckily this karma can be corrected through targeted Seva serving those who need help to formulate their goals and to appreciate the role that social structures, friends, and mentors play in the goal-achievement process.

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