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  5. Ketu in Bhava-5
  6. Ketu in Bhava-6 *
  7. Ketu in Bhava-7
  8. Ketu in Bhava-8 *
  9. Ketu in Bhava-9
  10. Ketu in Bhava-10 * anarchy
  11. Ketu in Bhava-11
  12. Ketu in Bhava-12 *

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Paalaasha pushpa sankaasham * taarakaa graha mastakam * Raudram raudra atmakam * ghoram tam ketu pranamaamyaham

Aum kem ketave namah

Ketu in

Vidya *Mantra Bhava-5

vacuum, vacancies, vacation in politics, entertainment, drama

spacey, disconnected, otherworldly children

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Noche Nublado * Foggy Night, Paris

photo by Javier de la Torre

power-vacuum in the natural effects of bhava-5:

  • One's connection to the power-source of self-confident, generative, creative intelligence is somehow severed.

Scattered Ketu's weak psychic boundaries = disperses the *generation* of coherent independent thought. Despite a unique and charming natural intelligence, there are considerable gaps in creative ideation. A paragon of good intentions producing little. Genius incomplete; "comes unglued" at the moment of glory.

  • Ungrounded personal thoughts and ideas.

  • Scattered genius; wandering intelligence.

  • Cut off from special entitlements.

In matters creative and pro-creative, Ketu-5 lacks follow-through.

Incomplete execution in poetry, romance, children, politics. Brilliant ideas dissipate incoherently, turn to dust.

Manifestation of intellect is dispersed into vague academic entitlements. Through lack of attention to the role of personal will and engagement with the process, may declare success prematurely.

Misplaced confidence and unreliable ideas. May be accused as lacking integrity, but importantly the Ketu-5 issue is not a lack of moral integrity (that would occur in bhava-4) but rather a lack of intellectual integrity (ideas suffer absence of execution after the initial inspiration). A woolly thinker.

"Means well" but outcome nebulized before complete results can occur. Occasional flashes of lightning in a great dust-cloud. High earnings via Rahu-11, but remains in the service of others.

Scatters the capability to achieve, obtain, maintain, or retain connection to:

  • Children, Creative Genius, generation, engineering,

  • Intelligence, generosity

  • A-muse-ments, Gambling and Games

  • Success in Speculative Investment

  • Royalty, Kingship, Celebrity, Center-Stage roles,

  • Brilliant Performance, Charisma, Charm

  • Entrepreneurship, self-determination, creative direction

Naturally, any graha yuti Ketu and the disposition of Ketu's lord have priority in determining the outcome of Ketu-5. Infertile if Ketu's lord in 6-8-12. Otherwise, eccentric children.

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Red Dust Cloud in space, from NASA

Ketu in bhava-5 = Rahu in bhava-11

  • Ambivalence (Ketu) toward glamour, glitter, celebrity, royalty, uniqueness, divinity, gambling, children, creative performance, politics, personal intelligence

  • Desire (Rahu) to be recognized as an important figure in communities, economies, and interlinked networks. Highly motivated to achieve material gains.

kamakaraka Rahu in bhava-11 =

  • Urgent ambition to gain the privilege of elite earners. Craves to be recognized and receive the entitlements accorded to important figures in communities, socially regulated economic participation, application of scientific principles to social organization, rule-driven conceptual systems, and interlinked networks

  • desire to push forward a principled agenda of social progress connecting additional social classes via marketplace opportunity and linking groups into participation in larger social systems. Seeks the prestige of affiliation with the highly profitable and the highly connected.

chidakaraka Ketu in bhava-5 =

  • Apathy and ambivalence toward personal entitlements, individual charisma, bright lights, romance, royalty and celebrity, gambling and games, amusements and entertainments, delights of children, theatrical or literary creative performance, political power, speculative thought, and individual intelligence.

  • often an economically privileged individual due to the earnings ambition of Rahu-11. Passive "blank screen" in love affairs; accepts the psychic projections of the Other "I can be whoever you want me to be".

  • First child may be detached or peculiar. Cannot hold on to the lover or the children. (Adjust this trait if graha in 5.) Channels the vibration of the children, the romantic lover, the dramatic role, the political campaign, or the creative project without ego-membrane interference.

Public Figures


Ketu in Mesha


Ketu in Vrishabha


Ketu in Mithuna

  • USA Sen, 2008 Pres candidate John McCain

  • "Balls of Fire" rockabilly pianist Jerry Lee Lewis


Ketu in Karkata


Ketu in Simha


Ketu in Kanya


Ketu in Thula


Ketu in Vrischika


Ketu in Dhanushya


Ketu in Makara


Ketu in Kumbha


Ketu in Meena


  • Chelsea Clinton

  • Mrs. Sonia Maino Gandhi (political wife)

  • Mrs. Rosalynn Carter (political wife)

  • Mrs. Tipper Gore (political wife)

  • Julia Child (the French Chef)

  • orchestra conductor Zubin Mehta (his wife operates a luxury home rental business for celebrity clients)

  • Bob Dylan

  • philosopher Jean-Paul Sartre

  • singer Aretha Franklin

KETU IN Bhava-5 =

Similar to the effect of Ketu in 5th-from-Chandra


Ketu in putrabhava, mantrabhava, vidyabhava.

Favors the adoption or acquisition of a step-child or foster child, or hosting of students from distant cultures.

For parents, Ketu-5 is associated with the birth of otherworldly, eccentric, abandoned or otherwise disconnected children.

The English word "student" derives from the Latin "studere" meaning "to be eager". Ketu-5 shows the presence of eager students who are nonetheless numbed or disconnected from their natural environment. For charismatic teachers, Ketu indicates potentially talented students but simultaneously they are spacey or disoriented.

However, the disposition of children and gifted students (if any) depends heavily upon the role of Ketu's planetary lord. If Ketu's lord is well-placed, the relationship may be more solid.

  • the first extramarital son of Rev. Sun Myung Moon was born during Chandra-Ketu period, matching Rev. Moon's Chandra+Ketu-in-5. He is said to be the father of several such children. Also Rev. Moon served as a cult-defined father-figure for thousands of disoriented Moonie students.

  • The eldest child of "Silly Love Songs" Beatle Paul McCartney is a step-daughter, via his first wife's earlier marriage. This daughter, whilst much beloved, suffers from depression (publically announced) and a general disconnectedness signifying an otherworldly orientation.

  • USA Pres-04 James Madison adopted his wife's son from her previous marriage. Despite his stepfather's high social status (Madison's wealthy uttama-Shukra-3, lord of Ketu = 11th from Ketu) stepson Payne Madison developed a disconnected wandering lifestyle plagued by unlimited (Ketu) alcoholism (Shukra) and no-boundaries gambling. In and out of jail.

  • partner of French Pres, Carla Bruni Sarkozy's eldest child was born out of wedlock during her Rahu-Ketu period, matching her Ketu-in-5

  • USA Pres-04 James Madison adopted the surviving toddler son of his wife Dolley Madison. Dolley's first husband and elder boy had perished in a terrible yellow fever epidemic. The adopted boy became an alcoholic and compulsive gambler who was frequently in jail for gambling debt and theft, who mismanaged Madison's properties, and ultimately plunged the family into financial ruin. Nevertheless they supported him until the end (Ketu's lord uttama-Shukra).

Ketu = inert

perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to Divine Intelligence.


Learning Style = peculiar, non-linear, apprehensive, content with lowest acceptable performance. Does the minimum.

Students with Ketu-5 earn the lowest possible grades that will produce the diploma. Little enthusiasm for intellectual life.

Alternative lifestyles expressed in theatrical or political performance.


Ketu in Bhava-5 = busts-up, scatters relationship with the children; disperses the intellectual attention to topic; eliminates conventional social restrictions on on royalty and celebrity roles.

  • UK-Duchess Camilla Parker-Bowles disregarded the usual protocol on obtainment of royal roles (5) and became an internationally recognized celebrity figure (5) apparently without the least interest in doing so. Ketu-5 receives drishti of His lord Mangala, considerably strengthening romantic pursuits of bhava-5 .


Scattered behavior in regard to procreation and delightful amusements may produce an incoherent, unfocused, or discombobulated eldest child . Often the child is perfectly intelligent but not interested in a conventional lifestyle, or not interested in material achievements.

Also = disconnected or eccentric results in fashion, theatre, or politics.

If bhava-5 is also the karakamsha, or bhava-5 is the arudha lagna, No-barriers Ketu-5 may produce a politician who is successful in winning elections, yet not much concerned with protocol or polite boundaries. Their ambition is shrewdly trained upon the gains and goals of Rahu-11; they may wine-dine and romance with impunity, since their interest in political gamesmanship (5) may be minimal.

Incoherent, nebulous approach to royalty, celebrity, fame.

Scattered, incoherent attempts at generosity. Peculiar and mismatched romantic lovers.

  • If L-5 occupies bhava-6 or bhava-12, conception of children may not manifest due to inability to cohere.

May express disregard (Ketu) for the intelligence, authentic genius, and original ideas of others:


Relationships

Does not harm the legal contract of marriage (7) and does not prevent children. Yet often a lifelong sense of emptiness in matters of romantic love and recognition for personal creativity: as if a thick, hazy cloud of dust particles had dimmed the healing rays of the Sun.

Ketu in bhava-5 = often defined by community connections to validation - via-earnings Rahu-11 types.

  • The Rahu-Others in one's larger social network crave elite status recognition and privileged entry into elite networks. The community might consist of religious, social, financial, trading, substance-using, marketplace, professional, educational, language-speaking, or nearly any gathering of those wishing to exchange goods, services, money, or ideas.

  • When Rahu occupies 11, the friendship network consists of outcasts, foreigners, experimenters, and risk-takers. Rahu in 11 eventually brings income from this large network of associations, although the means are not always legal.

  • Yet the Ketu-5 feels an incurable apathy toward Rahu's adventures. One largely observes the goings-on of the Others, from one's celebrity viewing position and holding central status in the local royalty, an odd queen or king, watching but not too much involved in politics or drama.

  • In addition, there is a detached and dispassionate attitude toward children in general and one's own children in particular. The first child is peculiar and often lives away from home (for example attends boarding school, lives with another parent, or marries in a foreign land).

The Ketu native may appear disinterested and dissatisfied toward even the most socially grand and spectacularly self-elevating (Rahu) community.

Even the super-wealthy and privileged who may become one's genuine friends (Rahu-11) can be seen from a distance when Ketu gain strength during a Ketu bhukti or empowered transit.

Ketu-5 knows the importance of networking (11) but does not quite know how to have fun (5, entertainments); most amusements quickly lose their attraction; and although one will attend ceremonies, officiate, and patronize celebrity events, there is little personal joy in it.

Rahu-11 places one within a large and highly diverse set of interlocked communities (11).

If Surya is strong, Rahu-11 may be well known. However the interlinkage of a Rahu community = materially expedient. Rahu-11 motives = not idealistic but rather explicitly instrumental; Rahu-11 = almost always gainful.

Prefers to socialize with business associates or those whose friendly association is instrumental to the native 's financial gain or elite social recognition.


Provided with the basic conditions of children and romance but cannot sustain an ego-connection to it

children, creative self-expression, politics, entertainments, speculation, literary authorship= all present in life in various degrees but one lacks energy to develop the base conditions beyond what was provided.

Exceptions: Ketu + another graha. The other graha has motivational energy. Ketu contributes 'weirdness' which is ability to observe everything indiscriminately.

  • France-Pres partner, balladeer Carla Bruni Sarkozy = Shukra yuti Ketu in 5 = a talented balladeer and she has children. Shukra is motivated. Ketu produces the children under peculiar circumstances, and lends a certain disengagement to her celebrity (5) appearances.

  • "Green Mile" horror-fiction Stephen King = Guru + Chandra yuti Ketu in 5 = a talented literary author. Guru + Chandra are motivated. Ketu adds the weird character to his writings about human psychopathology.


Rahu

Just as Rahu the demi-god wanted desperately to sneak into the ranks of the immortal gods, and He would adopt any disguise to do so, Rahu in the nativity represents the desire to attain membership in an ultimate, exalted, pinnacle elite.

Rahu the Jyotisha Graha represents one who aims to "pass" as a member of an exotic collectivity or association (11) and thus to gain (11) privileges granted to this elite target group.


The Others-associates (Rahu) wants to take risks, have grand adventures, and shoot for high goals.

The Others-associates (Rahu) = passionate about life and quick-uncoiling but the native (Ketu) = apathetic about life and statically ambivalent toward movement. If Ketu moves at all, He is reluctant and slow.

The Others-associates (Rahu) = expedient, materialistic, and Goal-Oriented. (Rahu = co-lord of Kumbha-11 = goals and achievements)

(Rahu) desires to charm, pander, poach and seduce one's way into a higher social station through clever marriages and exciting sexual liaisons; the native (Ketu) = disinterested in mating behaviors and generally ambivalent - sometimes even repulsed by - toward matters of the Flesh.

  • A Ketu native may appear to be the victim of urgently self-elevating, fraudulent, trickster, deceitful, unfaithful, or self-serving Others-associates.

  • But the old adage applies: there are no victims.

  • Apathetic Ketu will not complain.

  • Wealth or poverty, fame or ignominy, profit or loss -- the Ketu native simply walks through the roles provided at birth, counting the days toward final liberation.

The Others-associates (Rahu) wants to experience a sudden, exhilarating trajectory from the station of one's birth to a measurably "more valuable" position. the native (Ketu) seeks no weight, no value, no validation. Ketu does not care about station, location, position, valuation, or recognition.

The Others-associates (Rahu) is boastful and possibly deceitful. Rahu is an expedient agent in marketplace networks and often His true motives are cleverly disguised. For His part, Ketu = uncaring and negligent in center-stage, royal or celebrity roles, often reluctant to undertake the Movement that Rahu demands in order to meet Rahu's urgent need for social visibility, promotion, and elevation. The Rahu Others-associates complain of feeling unsupported by an unresponsive or insufficiently flamboyant Ketu native.

Ketu-5 = Political "tool" of more passionate economic interests

  • USA Pres-43 George W. Bush with KSY-Ketu alone in bhava-5 receiving drishti of Ketu's lord, Lord of Ketu is a strong Mangala from 2 = family history. Mr. Bush was a career politician (5) yet it was never really his choice to pursue that profession. Lacking any personal feelings yea or nay (Ketu-5) he followed the directions of his wealthy political birth family (2).

  • USA Sen John McCain similarly was motivated to enter elected politics largely by external forces, especially by desires (Rahu) of The capital wealthy family of his second wife who found in him a valuable tool for promoting their financial interests.

Political spouse * Corporate spouse

Ketu-5 is a common placement for the "political wife"

Although she is not the central figure in politics and its brightly lit venues of entertainments, elections campaign theatre, mixing with celebrities and royalty, she must still be present at all ceremonies and events.

A never-ending string of parties, celebrations, and award presentations must be attended and applauded.

The political wife does all this as a shadow partner of her Rahu-husband, who is passionately circulating throughout the social network developing instrumental contacts that help him to get recognized and elected.

Often the politician husband (Rahu) is passionately involved in social change movements (11) and financial markets (11) while the classical political wife is not so passionate (unless she has other graha in 5) but a competent, typically pleasant, and neutral entertainer.

Vimshottari periods of Ketu

During Ketu bhukti of any mahadasha and acutely during the Ketu-Ketu swabhukti, one born with Ketu in putra bhava may have a hopeless feeling that one's ability to procreate, children and their well-being, literary creativity and performance art, romance and poetic amusements (5) are slipping away for reasons that seem out of your control .

This feeling of being a distant observer or powerless bystander toward putra-bhava conditions in 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 5 = Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt re: one's ability to connectwith:

  • lovers, children, performance art, divine intelligence, speculative gain, amusements and delights, bright lights, confidence

Psychological expectation of abandonment and rejection by lovers, children, kings, politicians, entertainers, celebrities, performers, creatives, speculators, adventurers, geniuses, brilliant ones (Ketu = abandonment, chidakaraka)

  • Disengagementfrom center-stage, limelight, politics

Does not cling to children.Eldest child tends to live away from home.

Native tends to abandon one's children to the Fates

  • Throws up one's hands in despair, saying 'there is nothing I can do' about the child

  • Having no working boundaries or identity, Ketu the Undefended in 5 = open to receiving and releasing children, winning elections but then leaving elected office, winning and losing in speculative ventures.

  • The eldest child is eccentric., possibly also very gifted in some eccentric way if Ketu's Lord is strong.

  • May thereby (in favorable rashi and with a well-disposed lord) be available to receiveoccult knowledge via lack of resistance to it.

  • Ketu in 5 often suggests "wandering" for example special-needs, adopted, lost, stateless or refugee children.

  • If Ketu's lord is well disposed, Ketu in 5 provides a splendid grace for short-term foster-child care; the native may be a dedicated caretaker (if 4 is strong) while Ketu gives the ability to ego-disengage from a child very quickly

Ambivalence toward thespouse's assets. If aninheritance is expected, it will not materialize or will be much reduced from the original sum.

  • Ketu in the bhava of trans-form-ation often separates the native from attachment to one's material legacy in order to deliver a much more valuable spiritual legacy.

Dissociated from children.

  • Potential for damage to the spine (5) or the back (5) via accident or injury when Ketu the Undefended receives malefic drishti. Depends on the rashi and must be triggered by harmful bhukti. Rashi effects = Kumbha skin and nerves, Mesha blood, Kanya digestion, Vrischika sexual, Thula kidneys-adrenals, +. In rare cases creates an opening for tremendous Kundalini surge up the nadi channels due to lack of defense = Ketu.


  • Special children, learning disabilities, kids outside the norm, kids who are not interested in material achievement

    Ketu in 5 would give some distinctive creativity and procreativity issues.

    Ketu in 5 doesn't prevent children; rather, it typically produces a special child who is eccentric yet intelligent and notably disconnected from the normal behaviors of children in the culture.

    If the native has multiple children, all of the children may be unusual in some intriguing way but the eldest is the most distinctively eccentric.

    Ketu in 5 = karaka for kids with learning disabilities.

    1. Ketu in a rashi of Shani = physical disability, often congenital;

    2. Ketu in a rashi of Shukra = sweets, drugs, 'histrionics' in method of getting romantic attention;

    3. Ketu in a rashi of Guru = overweight, unusually large or over-expanded (Ketu has no limits);

    4. Ketu in a rashi of Budha = communication issues, output might not make sense;

    5. Ketu in a rashi of Mangala possibly combative, oppositional-defiant, other behavior control;

    6. Ketu in a rashi of Chandra emotionally disconnected yet very needy of attention;

    7. Ketu in a rashi of Surya distant from father and demanding; disorder of wandering attention yet may be remarkably creative.


    • eccentric expressions of creative intelligence, shrewdness in games .

    The eldest child = Ketu-ish, peculiar, detached, eccentric, odd or simply has a relationship with their parent that is physically distanced.

    the eldest offspring may attend a boarding school in childhood

    some other agency of separation such as an early marriage and settling far away

    Feels that creativity, genius, royal charisma are a mirage.

    • "Green Mile" horror-fiction Stephen King's eldest daughter famously enjoyed a lavish lesbian wedding to her female theology professor when the daughter was 30 and the professor was 54.

    Gives psychological separation from children, losses through apathy while engaged in speculation For the philosophical can work toward building consciousness and freedom from social constraints upon individual self-expression.

    In practice, the eldest child is very sensitive to the presence of the ancestors, and often has some type of disability which increases their sensitivity to the voice of spirit guides. The children may underperform by mainstream standards. However the child will succeed after receiving intuitive, sensitive help.


    A s a result of accumulated experience stored in the subconscious, the native fundamentally expects to be separated from one's own creative genius.


    Harms not intelligence but reduces "ownership" of the intelligence. Unfortunate as a Gambler. Too much ambivalence toward the outcome. Loses good opportunities in financial speculation through procrastination or disengagement. If the lord is aggressive, may gambles with money, with their future, with lovers, and with the children's lives yet the negative effect esp on the children is not important. Unclear how to express or promote oneself.

    • Can be way too laissez-faire with raising children, due to inability to connect with their reality.

    • Disconnected from the first child; long distances, long separations.

    • Subsequent children less disconnected than the first, but as a parent this native may be apathetic without much will to promote the children's future.

    This native should never gambleor play games for money because they do not understand speculation and Ketu makes a victim.

    Unmotivated in romance. the native tends to give up, to surrender, at the first sign of challenge to renegotiate the partnership. When children have trouble or need extra support, the Ketu native does nothing - neither help nor harm. It is an inert placement.

    Apathetic or detached from children, romantic lovers(not spousal), performance arts, speculation, gambling, creativity, genius, self-expression, politics, elections, political campaigns, literary pursuits, theatre, acting, self-publishing, poetry, dance

    • Neglects:one's children, intelligence, gambling, creativity, authorship, theatre, performance art, the heart


    Dissatisfaction, ambivalence and uncertainty regarding the privilege to express genius and creativity.

    Depending on Ketu's lord, the native may have performance art skills or ability to produce and raise children -- but one feels detached from their value.

    Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt re: ability to connect with the heart . Must take care to protect the heart from psychic incursion of grief, due to an effable sense of loss.

    Resistance to validation via performance art, divine intelligence, or genius celebrity; the children seem distant and unconnected to one's essential self.


    Despite what one is really doing with individual channeling of divine intelligence, the native can passively reflect the creative genius image Of the psychic projections of the collective unconscious.

    "No barriers" Ketu connects the native to the experiences of His house location through direct intuition. No analysis, no cultural filters.

    bhava-5 is the house of intelligence, and Ketu is the karaka for abrupt disconnection, forcible removal, and apathy or even despair.

    Learning Disabilities / Learning Style

    • Learning is hard for Ketu, who has no head!

    • Ketu-5 is associated with "learning disabilities" that stem from apathy and disconnection with the whole concept of personal dramatic performance. One cannot get too excited about winning, and praise from mere human means little.

    • The cauda draconis just watches the drama of brilliant expression and personal empowerment; He is not engaged.

    • One is averse to praise for individual achievement. It is not modesty or conservatism but a genuine disengagement from the whole business of celebrity, uniqueness, and channeling the light.

    • Nature of the "disability" is indicated by the rashi, incoming drishti etc. as well as co-tenant.

    • The lightning flash of genius is rarely seen. Prizes are rarely won. the native is "withdrawn" from competitions and games.

    • the native with Ketu in 5 may experience apathy toward life's opportunities for creative self-expression.

    • Unless there is some compensation in the nativity such as uttama-Budha or L-5 in lagna, the native does rather poorly in school competitions.

    Intelligence

    • This native is intelligent.

    In fact, just as Ketu in 5 does not prevent children but rather may increase them, Ketu is 5 does not prevent intelligence but rather may increase its scope.

    However the charismatic intelligence will be of a non-standard, marginal, peculiar, 'witnessing' and difficult-to-validate type

    Yett the instinct to gain political power or applause via the personal genius is much blunted. One will seek other routes toward receiving the attention and approval which the ego-membrane craves.

    Ketu-5 may be strong>positively brilliant if other graha heighten the analytical and articulatory intelligence. Yet one's dramatic expression in costume, hairstyle, personal manners (5) is so odd, so peculiar, so withdrawn,, and so self-centered that one may be seen as "not the brightest light in the harbor".

    The natural genius may not emerge very clearly, and the native is not rewarded for being intellectually or politically clever. In childhood, one loses at most games which involve speculative intelligence; by the time of adulthood, apathy has set in, and the native will not compete.

    Poetry and Romance; "falling in love"

    • As with children and intelligence, Ketu does not prevent suitors.

    • One may be romanced, and receive the idealistic projections of others, yet one easily sees the emptiness of courtly love (5).

    • Ketu being so detached from the poetic ideal, one rather naturally seeks a material expression of celebrity and desirability; it is easier to seeks only material gain (Rahu/11).

    • Fruits of the marriage (5) are not prevented, but unless those fruits have some material substance (e.g., children) one will tend to devalue the fruits.

    • There is little romance or glamour in the life. One does not idealize. It is difficult or unlikely to "fall in love" (5).

    • Eventually one may feel that one is missing something.

    One may feel marginalized by the entertainment and political establishment.

    the native is considered too detached and eccentric for mainstream glamour. One may feel ostracized by the king-makers of political and theatrical celebrity, even if the products of one's creativity are recognized and one becomes materially successful.

    OOne may achieve the unique status of "Celebrity of the Nearly Ostracized and Highly Peculiar"

    Children

    Putra bhava is the house of "performance" and pride in one's own creative output is naturally the signature of bhava-5.Ketu's job is to disconnect the performance and dislodge that pride.

    Ketu in 5: children are not prevented. If anything, "no barriers" Ketu can signal inordinate numbers of children.

    Rather, one's relationship to children tends to become invalidating.

    • The children turn out oddly, in some way that is peculiar or incommensurable with one's ego-expectations.

    • The children are not failures in society, exactly, but they seem somewhat oblivious to what is expected of them.

    • Performance is surprisingly low, when compared to the child's apparent potential

    Ketu + the bhava-pati in swakshetra is strengthening.

    For example,

    • Ketu + Makara-Shani-5 may produce a child who is eccentric politically perhaps extremely conservative or other staunch resistance to innovation and a deep psychological fear of change. However such a child will naturally professionalize due to Shani and lead a conventional life in most ways. Ketu + Makara Shani swakshetra would also likely delay the conception of children due to excessive frugality or careerism of the parents. Yet neither Ketu nor Shani will deny children. Shani delays but does not (usually) deny. Ketu has no opinion.

    Disability of Child

    If Ketu's lord is a malefic and Ketu's lord is located 6, 8, or 12 from putra bhava (in bhava-4, bhava-10, or bhava-12) then Ketu-5 = condition of illness or other disability which affects all the children, particularly the first child. The disability may prevent the child from developing its brightest intelligence potential. However the child will enjoy life on the child's own terms because Ketu typically disregards other people's opinions.

    The child is likely to feel no serious social consequences of the mainstream-defined disability due to the non-reactivity of Ketu. Therefore, the child can be perfectly contented on its own basis entirely without regard to social marginalization or lack of a central position.

    With Ketu in 5, the eldest child especially and all of one's children generally are Anti-social, chronically mentally or physically ill, dysfunctional in some way, making poor life choices, Or otherwise producing a creative self-expression of which the native cannot be too proud.

    unacknowledged or disregarded learning disabilities that prevent the child from performing well in school;

    underlying unrecognized physical conditions , e.g.

    The child seems to not represent the parent in a positive light, to the extent that one may be "humiliated" by the child's behavior.

    With Ketu in putra bhava, the relationship is indeed materialized (a child is born) but over time one becomes frustrated, annoyed, and disappointed by the child.

    In bhava-5, Ketu yields disappointment and disorientation during material connections with the child or children, but high levels of spiritual detachment and non-judgmental acceptance of a "problem child" will improve the outcome tremendously. The first child typically does have some social adjustment problems such as learning disability or a physical handicap.

    Similar to Ketu in each of the 12 houses, with a redirection of consciousness, if the native can achieve spiritual "witness" which removes he urgency to react to the child, this in turn may provide the native with great social respect and regard as one who maintains dignity in obviously trying circumstances.

    Eccentric but delightful

    Does not deny children. Rather, gives unusual and peculiar traits to the procreated. Eccentric but likely delightful character attributed to the first child in particular and to all of one's offspring in general.

    The first child is born under unusual circumstances (e.g., out of wedlock or after the parents are told they are infertile) or the first child is adopted or the first child is very sensitive yet rather unresponsive to conventional education, making others question their intelligence.

    In rashi of material-plane Shani, the peculiarity may be physical. In rashi of mental-plane Budha, the peculiarity may be mental.

    The eldest child is distant, unconnected, and apathetic although perhaps remarkably intelligent in an intuitive style.

    Not a gambler, but a rather apathetic toward creative endeavors. (Depends definitely on lord of bhava-5!)


    Agents of approval, admiration, applause = hermits, yogis, saints.

    Meditation and detachment are the primary means of gaining ego-validation, attention and approval.

    Genius for Teaching Lost or Disconnected Children

    Putra bhava is a house of genius, and any graha which migrates there may express its genius on the stage of politics, drama, personal intelligence, creative expressions, and children.

    Ketu in bhava-5 may indicate a gifted, independent teacher of children with various disabilities: physical, social, emotional, mental.

    • One may have a touch of genius for understanding and handling "attachment disorder", socially disconnected, learning-disabled, "or other functional-behavioral disorders related to inability to maintain relationships, abandonment trauma, detachment, apathy, and the other karaka qualities of Ketu.

    • the native has a special blessing of witness-consciousness which allows one to resist the impulse to react negatively to threatening or inappropriate behavior from children.

    Free from habitual punitive reaction, the children suffering social adaption difficulties may feel more safe and accepted, and even quite adversarial children may learn and begin to thrive.

    Seva

    Even without professional teaching, the spiritually minded native may enjoy a special Seva dedicated to the care and protection of disconnected children.

    • In my files is the case of a lovely woman who tried to earn a teaching license but her own learning disabilities (Ketu, 5) prevented her success.

    • She worked for many years as a caretaker for infants of professional families whose parents temporarily abandoned (Ketu) their child in order to travel for business or vacation (Ketu).

    • Later, as her faith grew stronger, she developed a beautiful ministry of caring for infants who had lost their parents via state intervention.

    • These infants were in social transition, having been abruptly disconnected from their families and waiting (for weeks, months, or longer) for adoption.

    • The parents were mainly in prison for drugs and drug-related crimes, although some parents were known child-abusers and others had abandoned their newborns for reasons unknown (Ketu).

    Das says of Ketu in bhava-5

    "... makes you have such unusual urges that you become a very original but shocking thinker, which causes you trouble with others.

    • There is some abnormality with the children or between you and your children.

    You become so affected by some of your thoughts that your own goals get blurred

    • and you suffer psychological instability.

    Yet, you are powerful in some way mentally,

    • and you at times have power over others.

    • Your brothers suffer trouble from weapons.

    You suffer from your own thoughts.

    • You have one or two children.

    • In spite of great vigor you remain in service of others.

    You get hurt by falling from a high position.

    • You have disputes and discussions with associates.

    You are crafty, jealous, weak, timid and impatient.

    • You can sermonize well, you have an inclination for holy pilgrimage and foreign travel.

    • Knowledge and learning may be denied at times.

    • You get land wealth or business opportunities.

    Either having or staying with the children is difficult or you get separated from your children due to circumstance.

    You are disobedient and meet with troubles thereby.

    • Some harm comes from your excess or irregular pleasures."

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