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Ketu

in Dharma Bhava-9

wandering worldview

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Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

power-vacuum in the areas of

  • preacher-teacher Guide Guru

Severed connection to the father, public religion (private religion, the province of bhava-12, is unharmed by ketu-9

  • Sudden disruption scattering of the higher doctrines of patriarchal culture

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

Careless about conventional doctrinal moral-religious orthodoxy and disregarding of the power of priests (9)

9th = 8th from-2nd = likely to disperse historical knowledge (2) without approval of or interpretation by the high priests

Disconnectedness in the significations of dharmasthana

  • Ungrounded philosophy, unorthodox

  • extremely dry; desiccated; pulverized

  • Scattered sense of high truth; wandering worldview

  • Cut off from father and guru.

  • abandonment, surrender, Islam

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

  • Global travel, grandchildren, generosity, guidance, good fortune,

  • that which is "according to the scriptures"

  • Wisdom, worship, Philosophy, dogma, doctrine,

  • the Father, the Guru, the Professor = patriarchal authority

  • preaching, teaching,

  • universities, temples, sacred knowledge,

  • religious liturgy , priesthood, dharma, holy truth

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Masjid Sultan Ahmed in Mazar-e-Sharif, Balkh Province, Afghanistan

Ketu in bhava-9 = Rahu in bhava-3

  • chalakaraka Rahu = self-elevating desire to be recognized and privileged as a writer or messenger who delivers important instructions and announcements. May be a taboo-breaker in matters of communication and signaling.

  • chidakaraka Ketu = self-deprecating ambivalence toward patriarchal religion, orthodox piety and guru-father-priest figures. "Witness" viewpoint gives cosmological neutrality in religious philosophy.

chalakaraka Rahu in bhava-3

  • Rahu wants to "get ahead" via communications media. Newspaper, magazine, book, radio, television, telephone, satellite, broadcast, announcements, reports, documentation, internet media, 'texting', illustration, instruction, explanation, film, print, musical lyrics, Morse Code, smoke signals.

  • Rahu can find expedient use for any messaging device particularly new-and-exciting "news".

  • Expedient delivery style designed to get attention and gain privilege; generally unconcerned with fairness or facts (although factual reporting may be necessary if Rahu's lord is Shani or Shani-drishti upon Rahu).

  • self-elevating desire to be recognized and privileged as a writer or messenger who delivers important instructions and announcements.

  • May be a taboo-breaker in matters of communication, messages. reports and signaling.

  • Often journalistically evangelical. Irregular, illicit, outsider messages. Successful writing, announcing, reporting on exotic, disruptive, or controversial topics.

chidakaraka Ketu in bhava-9

  • self-deprecating ambivalence toward patriarchal religion, orthodox piety and guru-father-priest figures.

  • Ketu-9 has no agenda regarding religion. Generally disregards temple discourses, scripture, principles and prescriptions.

  • Typically disinterested in universities, scholarship, global travel, and internationalist. Tends therefore to be less educated, more parochial in philosophical viewpoint.

  • The Father is rarely at home during childhood; or, if available physically, is unavailable emotionally.

  • Normally an atheist. However, Ketu can accept the garb of other graha. May be an atheist in sheep's clothing - even an atheist working as a priest or religious figure.

  • The nebulous, dusty Ketu-cloud tends to simply reflect the projection of the collective unconscious;; people can believe all sorts of things about Ketu, which have nothing to do with Ketu, including the projected belief that this native is deeply religious.

  • "Witness" viewpoint gives cosmological neutrality in religious philosophy. If Ketu-9's lord is strong, superb placement for the super-abstract levels of philosophy such as higher mathematics and cosmology, which benefit from Ketu's disregard for dogma.

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Chola Temple

Ketu in dharma bhava scatters attachment to the birth religion, and cause a "relativistic" approach to public morality.

May open the mind to true philosophy, world faiths, and the "priesthood of all religions".

  • disregard for religious orthodoxy

  • disregard for patriarchal authority

  • however, infinite unboundaried Ketu may allow extraordinary artistic expression which results in works of genius

Gifted in apprehending the core spiritual communication between humans and the divine, yet one has chronic dissatisfaction (Ketu) from priests and priestly pretenders, guru and guru-poseurs, rigidly structured temple and worship rituals, and most aspects of conventional religious dogma.

The nativities of many productive, ambitious writers and evangelists with Rahu in bhava-3 also display a disregard for patriarchal orthodoxy, promoting instead the religious immersion in direct personal experience.

A highly wise and spiritual person who is disconnected from the university culture and lacks interest in securing social approval via social roles of philosopher or professor.


Ambivalence (Ketu) toward organized religion and dogmatic spiritual teachings, toward scripture and scholarship in religions, toward universities and professors, toward displays of orthodox piety and toward patriarchal cultures + father-figures

The father is scattered, distant, or disengaged from Ketu-9 's process of identity development. The father may travel frequently for his livelihood or have some pattern of chronic dissociation.

The siblings of the spouse (3rd from 7th) have a similar dissociative pattern = the father-figures; they are scattered and unreliable socially, although the potential for spiritual realization via complete abandonment of attachment to vacuous objects is excellent indeed.

Public Figures


Ketu in Mesha


Ketu in Vrishabha


Ketu in Mithuna


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

KETU IN Bhava-9=

Social-material pulverizing

See Ketu 9th-from-Chandra for psycho-emotional nebulizing


Attraction-Repulsion

Desire-Apathy

perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to higher truth


This placement has two possible results:

(1) Ketu's lord is weak = lost connection to the father

(2) Ketu's lord is strong = maintaining connection to the father, however his character is perceived as incoherent

Lost of contact with the father. Although he may remain living, the patriarch has emotionally abandoned the child.

  • Beatle John Winston Lennon = father abandoned the family. Young mother remained close but she gave young John to a childless aunt. Ketu-9 but Chandra is strong and L-4 Shukra is well-placed in 2 (family). Although Lennon developed behavior problems associated with "absent father" Ketu, nevertheless Chandra lagnesha is well placed in kendra. The aunt and uncle loved him until their deaths and wholeheartedly supported his musical education even when he was disruptive and difficult in school.

Ketu in Bhava-9 = busts-up, scatters ritual observance of religio-philosophical orthodoxy; disperses the roles of father, guru, professor, preacher, and priest; eliminates restrictions on religious identity (9). Liberates strictures upon the belief and nebulizes the catechism.

Scattered behavior in the areas of religious scholarship, ritual priesthood, and orthodox teachings may lead to incoherent styles of worship -- or at minimum, to a mismatch between religious practice and authentic lifestyle

  • "Thus Spake Zarathustra" philosopher philologist Friedrich Nietzsche Zoroastrianism, Avestan

  • "Among the Believers" writer V. S. Naipaul scathing, detailed insightful criticism of Islamic and Hindu public-piety = Ketu + Guru + Budha + Surya


Alternatively, Ketu can profoundly dissolve the ritualism which normally inheres into the 9th bhava of temples and universities. A more pure truth, unpolluted by the accrual superstitions of the ages, may indeed emerge via direct and unmediated revelation

In any case Ketu-9 will have an eccentric or highly dispersed, nebulous expression of Public Religion. (Private religion = bhava-12).

  • "Among the Believers" writer V. S. Naipaul critique of fundamentalism and superstition in Hinduism and Islam

  • "Das Kapital" writer Karl Marx critique of religion

  • "A New Earth" spiritual adviser 1948- Eckhart Tolle gracefully explains the spiritual experience of dimensionalism but remains disconnected from any doctrine of organized religion


Ketu-9 = often defined by a charismatic validation-hungry Rahu type sibling-cousin or communication group-member. The father is correspondingly weak and oft manipulated (3) by the Rahu-agent sibling.

Other Rahu-agents in this configuration can include

  • publishers or co-writers (3),

  • departmental corporate-institutional co-workers (3)

  • group-travel partners (3)

  • sports team (3)

  • those in the telecommunications or media transmission role (3) people who function as schedulers, planners, detail organizers, skills trainers, translators, messengers

  • angels and evangelists (3)

  • and other charismatic-preacher types who are rather more about the efficiency of the medium (3) than the dharmic message (9).

Most typically it is a sibling and esp. if Rahu conjoins a malefic, that sibling can be a very difficult person. However Rahu does His best work in bhava-3, bhava-6, and bhava-11 therefore ultimately this is a successful angle.

The father = often religious in character but weak (scattered) in doctrinal commitments and easily manipulated by those more motivated to achieve a higher station in life (Rahu).

There is a pattern of being an "interviewer" who is compelled to create a preaching platform (9) for the more willful, ambitious Rahu-communicator-3 personalities to express their ambitions via telecommunications or publishing

The Rahu-Other craves elite status recognition and privileged entry into exotic groups.

Yet the Ketu native feels an incurable apathy toward Rahu's adventures.

Unconcerned to obtain or even appear to obtain elite brahminical privileges (9), Ketu-9 may appear disinterested and dissatisfied with even the most socially grand and spectacular expression of "divinely appointed" truth-bearing.

  • Wikileaks Julian Assange = Ketu-9 yuti Budha: Mr. Assange is famed for the "dispersal" (Ketu) of elite-confidential and frequently negative-content diplomatic documents (Budha) across the internet, which resulted in some serious persecution by the privileged "diplomatic priesthood". Ketu in 12th-from-10th eliminates (takes the boundaries off) the structure of government.

The ambitious younger sibling may choose a distinctively different cultural lifestyle, preferring a different social class or background. Even with twins, in this yoga, the siblings have little in common. They may try to exploit each other.


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 Other-sibling-cousin-playmate (Rahu) wants to take risks, have grand adventures, and shoot for high goals.

The Other-sibling-cousin-playmate (Rahu) = passionate about life and quick-uncoiling but Ketu-9 (Ketu) = apathetic about life and statically ambivalent toward movement. If Ketu moves at all, He is reluctant and slow.

The Other-sibling-cousin-playmate (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 business arrangements (3) and media packages; Ketu-9 (Ketu) = disinterested in mating behaviors and generally ambivalent - sometimes even repulsed by - toward matters of the daily commercial mentality.

  • A Ketu native may appear to be the victim of an urgently self-elevating, fraudulent, trickster, deceitful, unfaithful, or self-serving Other-sibling-cousin-playmate.

  • 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 Other-sibling-cousin-playmate (Rahu) wants to experience a sudden, exhilarating trajectory from the station of one's birth to a measurably "more valuable" position. Ketu-9 (Ketu) seeks no weight, no value, no validation. Ketu does not care about station, location, position, valuation, or recognition.

The Other-sibling-cousin-playmate (Rahu) is boastful and possibly deceitful.

Rahu is an expedient agent in contractual agreements and often His true motives are cleverly disguised.

For His part, Ketu = can be uncaring and negligent in matters of both fathering (esp affects males) and maintenance of religious orthodoxy.

The Ketu native is often reluctant to undertake the Movement that Rahu demands in order to meet Rahu's urgent need for social visibility, promotion, and elevation to a higher level of privilege.

Thus the Rahu sibling-cousin-playmate feels considerable resentment, feeling that the Ketu native is not putting in the necessary effort. Rahu-agent complains of feeling unsupported by an unresponsive Ketu.

clairsentient perception of the Divine Will

and detachment toward conventional religious rites

Psychic communication with spirits and disregard for conventional priest-controlled ritual propriety. May walk through the motions but is fully disengaged from materialistic rites. The father is distant and disconnected, either physically or emotionally.

If the father has died, he may communicate with Ketu-9 via dreams. The guru communicates primarily from the astral plane, via dreams and darshana visions.

May wander from temple to temple, connecting briefly and clairvoyantly with the custodial spirits. Special devotion to Shri Ganesha. Clairvoyant and clairaudient in religious places, but mental health may be unstable.

Not capable of sustained interest in the affairs of others; so not normally a motivated "guru" type -- yet there are no barriers to ritual priesthood, and one can safely ignore the protestations of others who warn about the consequences of disregard for orthodoxy.

surrender to the Divine. The nature of the surrender tends to take the form prescribed by Ketu's lord; Ketu Himself is not attached to form. One breaks free of outmoded established religious teachings. In particular, one comes to a universalist view which causes abandon of the institutionalized patriarchal teachings. In a devoted religious personality, this often results in adoration of the feminine deity which comes to fill the gap left by rejection of the masculine model

Ketu in 9 = Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt re: one's Ability to connect with:

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worship-ritual-sacred texts - philosophy

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The Rahu-sibling and the Ketu native will often share a weak, religious but mentally vacillating father.

Also configurations such a "spiritual brother-sister" in a religious cult may share a weak, religious but mentally vacillating Guru.

Scholarly advancement

University students such as room-mates who bond in a sibling fashion because they are chosen, advanced students of a prestigious professor "guide" into the philosophical world, may also by extension share the disappointment and disconnection that comes from Ketu-9.

Such a father-guru-professor is a rather unhelpful Guide in matters of university education, religious philosophy, and world travel. For graduate students with Ketu-9, the dissertation adviser may fail to promote the student's research, neglect to mention the job-seeking student's merits to the colleagues who are hiring, or otherwise demur in matters of guidance and support in academic careers.

In some cases there may form a strong sibling-type Rahu-bond between intellectually gifted students at a high-rank college or university who are for karmic reasons scheduled to be let down by their entire course of study. They may share an extrapolated frustration with the entire institution, feeling that they have not been properly guided because the entire priest-infested temple of wisdom "didn't care".

Similarly if Ketu-9 would wish to obtain a prestigious priestly assignment within one's religious organization or a plum professorship within the global university network, the prospects for this level of materialized success are rather low due to Ketu's fundamental ambivalence toward religious liturgy or academically packaged wisdom.

In fact, Ketu in 9 is a frequent factor in denial of advance to candidacy from the masters level to the doctoral level, within the university hierarchy. It is not a victimization by the institution but rather an accurate expression of an attitude of benign neglect on the part of Ketu-9 .

If the L-9 is strong Ketu-9 can accomplish these scholarly goals for oneself but importantly the father-guru-professor-university is configured so as to provide very little support in the wisdom-getting process.

Ketu-9 often develops a rather peculiar philosophy of life which wistfully gazes upon the figure of the father-guru-professor as a container of great potential without mentioning the failures.

One may walk through life in an apparent state of trance, knowing that something is missing but unwilling to blame the father-guru-professor or the church-temple-university for their obvious lack of support.

One's connection to the source of fathering, philosophy and higher wisdom is somehow severed. However, 9 being a highly spiritual location, a substitute "spiritual" father may be obtained if the nativity shows strength - esp if L-9 is well-disposed.

Similarly, Elvis Presley's father was known to be weak in character. Presley's father remarried promptly after the death of Presley's beloved mother and was widely perceived to lack the fervent religious spirit of Presley's mom.

  • Although his father remained living, he was not an empowered guide.

  • Elvis Presley instead accepted a replacement father named "the Colonel" who filled the Ketu-9 father-vacuum with a manipulative and controlling certainty.

  • Presley's L-9 Chandra is deeply oppressed by Shani in an intense bhava-4 Nishturabashi yoga, in shad-ashtaka 6-8 from dharmasthana, a position which ultimately gave "the Colonel" a power of both Mother and Father as a moral authority and guide in young artist Presley's life.

  • Presley's contemporaries have remarked that Elvis spent much of his short adult life searching for the answers to rather basic spiritual questions, thus highlighting his Ketu-ish lack of priestly or doctrinal guidance.

  • Presley's religious and his (more dominant) secular musical performance poignantly mixed the historic African rhythms of the black south with the white-folk ballads of the European immigrants; commentators also opine that with his swinging hips reminiscent of women's dancing, Elvis also helped to feminize the stiff, unyielding style of religious singing so characteristic of self-righteous folk in his day.

  • Elvis did (perhaps unwittingly) deliver a powerful religious message of disregard for race and gender in that final act of surrender which must precede full merger with the Divine.

Ketu in 9 = surrender to Divine Truth without regard for the mediating services of paternoster, philosophy professor, priest, or preacher-in-the-pulpit.

The nature of the surrender tends to take the form prescribed by Ketu's lord; Ketu Himself is not attached to form.

One breaks free of outmoded established religious teachings. In particular, one comes to a universalist view which causes abandon of the religiously institutionalized patriarchal teachings.

  • Elvis Presley professed a deeply private religiosity and he recorded a great deal of devotional Christian music, but much of his on-stage performance was overtly unorthodox and flew in the face of conventional morality. Also despite his sincere respect for both of his parents (Shani Kumbha-4) Presley preferred his mother and somewhat disregarded (Ketu) his father (9).

In an otherwise pious religious personality, Ketu-9 may produce a shift toward adoration of feminine deities which comes to fill the gap left by rejection of the masculine (9) model.

If Ketu's lord is unfavorable, the object of religious worship and its doctrine may become an ideology or an idol.

Disregard for orthodox religious teachings. Disinterest toward university culture, scholarly thought, and priestly entitlements

  • Exception: when Ketu's lord is super strong Ketu-9 may remain identified with authoritative priestly roles.

May display a universalist moral viewpoint that ignores the customs of popular piety.

Breaks loose of the father and patriarchal religious culture. Abandons received religious dogma.


Psychological expectation of abandonment and rejection by the temple or university culture, during global travels, or by an agent such as priest, guru, preacher, or professor(Ketu = abandonment, chidakaraka)

Similar to effects of Chandra in the Guru-ruled Nakshatra = Chandra in Punarvasu ; Chandra in Purvabhadrapada ; Chandra in Bishaja.

The father and the third spouse (if any) = Ketu-ish, peculiar, detached, eccentric, odd.

  • Loss of connection to or emotional unavailability of the human moral preceptor. Spiritual preaching and philosophical teaching may be peculiar in nature, unorthodox, clairsentient, or Ketu-9 is apathetic toward it.

    One is a natural tantriki who may preach against religious pageantry and misuse of priestly privilege. Impatient with self-righteousness or hypocrisy of the established priestly castes or designated "truth-tellers" of a society.

  • May speak the truth without fear of consequences and often in a prophetic manner guides by ancestor spirits; will evoke the wrath of established interests and propaganda-makers and could suffer by this wrath unless Ketu-the-Undefended is protected by other graha.

  • religious practice is oddly inconsistent and fundamentally lacks passion; Ketu-9 can go toward either sensual excess or austerities of asceticism or both, but feels ambivalent either way.

Father

... is unreliable, unpredictable, often away physically due to wandering (Ketu) perhaps for business travel, or psycho-emotionally due to addictions.

Perhaps father has weak interpersonal boundaries, or allows others to determine his life path decisions.

Father may if other unfortunate factors point to it, be somewhat invasive or predatory toward Ketu-9 . One lacks strong and direct guidance from the father.

  • Even if the father is strictly religious, Ketu-9 will question the basis and integrity of the father's beliefs.

Father might leech off Ketu-9 's money or fame without contributing support or guidance.

Disconnected from the sahangha. (sangha)

Ambivalent about religion, ritual or moral. Typically agnostic

The father is absent or unavailable, either physically or emotionally. Frequently if the lord of 9 is corrupt the father is an alcoholic or has mental health conditions which cause withdrawal from the child's life.


One longs for wholeness with the father, guru, for liturgy, ceremonial roles and advanced religious truth - but cannot connect to it

One may profess adherence to the standard religious dogma without questioning, yet one may be spotty and inconsistent in its application to the moral challenges of daily life.

Often a specialist in the sacrificial rituals of orthodox religion such as penance.

Sacramental ritualism with either Rahu or Ketu in 9 will be pronounced. Liturgical ceremony such as the ritual sacrifice of the Mass or other step-by-step rehearsals or remembrances of the actions of severance and separation will form the basis of religious practice.

Ketu in 9 gives the appearance of engagement with global religions such as charitable missions or global travel for educational purposes, but Ketu-9 is too much disengaged therefore nothing is given nor is anything learned although on the surface there is some mimicry.

May wish to extract some higher meaning from the father, the priests, or global travels - but indeed there is much smoke and little fire, with minimal knowledge gained from any of these.


Potential for damage to the sacral plexus (9) or the sciatic nerve (9) via accident or injury when Ketu the Undefended receives malefic drishti which signals a ghostly attack.


Similar to Ketu in 4 which can give withdrawn, unavailable mother; Ketu in 9 gives unavailable/distracted father or father figure. Religious authorities may be deceptive.

Mental health issues with perceived direct connection to religious truth may cause the individual to develop a variety of religious complexes, none of them healthy. Again as always with dysfunctional Ketu it is a boundary issue.

  • Ketu-9 has psychically detected through their great imagistic sensitivity, the presence of transcendent truth in a location outside himself.

  • Then, erroneously, he connects with and appropriates this energy as his own - whilst lacking the ego development to truly sustain the parental responsibilities of guru-hood.

General psychological issues with compensation for inadequate fathering, tends toward later over-focus, fixation, over-compensation on religious absolutes.

  • Favors public spiritual guidance and religious practicebased on detachment. Having been severed from His upper body Rahu, Ketu has no natural body boundaries or clear personal identity. Ketu is always trying to reunite with His missing other half.

  • Due to low resistance to material boundaries, Ketu in bhava-9 is gifted with easy communication in the realm of the spirits. The father and guru are unreliable materially although possibly brilliant psychically. Professors, rabbis, male moral authority figures = spacey, fluctuating in appearance, moving around to various sites.

  • Meditative traditions with long periods of isolation, such as Buddhist retreats, are favorable. Also gifted in psychic healing traditions which cross presumed physical boundaries i.e. manifestation of spirit matter into physical form. Nature of religious behavior depends on Ketu's lord.

  • Favors happiness through religious cultures which hold emotional detachment and wandering pilgrimage in the highest regard.

Vimshottari periods of Ketu

During Ketu bhukti of any mahadasha and acutely during the Ketu-Ketu swabhukti, one born with Ketu in dharma bhava may have a hopeless feeling that

the Father, guru and professor, university life, priestly ritual and religious dogma, global travel, and possibly the third marriage (9)

  • are proceeding in a way that seems out of your control .

This Ketu-Bhukti feeling of being a drifting spectator toward the dharma-bhava conditions of 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).

Apathetic or detached toward religious fellowship, priesthood, religious liturgy , professorship, universities, father, guru, spouse's younger sibling, sahangha, religious discussions, philosophy, temples, worship traditions, good fortune in general, grandchildren, loss of public leadership roles, wisdom, spiritual knowledge transmission

  • Apathetically neglects: dharma, religious fellowship, priestly duties, moral philosophy, ritual performance, university collegiality, one's father, one's guru, one's grandchildren, temple visits

Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt re: one's ability to connect with orthodox religion. Does not share in the concerns of theologians, preachers, priests and liturgists.

Regardless of what one is really doing in religious priesthood, Ketu-9 can passively reflect the good fortune and spiritual wisdom image of the psychic projections of the collective unconscious.

Karaka for religious conversion or eccentric spiritual education.

May not gain entrance to the temple due to personal eccentricity, unpreparedness for the path of ceremonial priesthood or may indeed have realized the insubstantiality of that path already.

Marginalized by the religious and philosophical establishment. Disregarded by universities.

Odd and eccentric ritual practices. Often "self taught" in religion through books or personal experience.

"No barriers" Ketu connects Ketu-9 to the experiences of His house through direct intuition. No analysis, no cultural filters.

  • In bhava-9, the experience is direct religious connection to the spirits.

  • Simultaneously, little attachment or respect for the formal ceremonial religion or its priesthood

  • Emotional disconnection from the father.

Spiritually detached, yet seeks religious teachers, yet is dissatisfied with them. Must apprehend the spiritual world directly.


Dissatisfaction, ambivalence and uncertainty regarding the privilege to express priestly ritual and moral teachings. Depending on Ketu's lord, Ketu-9 may have guru-professor skills or ability to handle advanced philosophical wisdom -- but one feels detached from their value.

  • Peculiarities of the hips, sacral plexus, sacroiliac, pelvis, and upper thighs.

  • Must take care to protect the sacral plexus And pelvic region from psychic incursion of grief, due to an effable sense of loss.

Resistance to validation through priestly or professorial status; the father seems distant and unconnected to one's essential self.

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Das says of Ketu in bhava-9

"... leads to a blossoming of liberated consciousness regardless of the sign involved.

  • This planet, though shadowy, has a most potent effect in dissolving all material attachments.

  • It disengages you from the physical conditions of life and links you with the universe at large.

It produces a different vision, a new approach to the problems of life, and consequently a sublime ethic of its own.

  • Under its influence you become "a person of the other world."

Desirous of sons.

  • Fortune and favor through foreigners.

  • Trouble and loss through brothers and pain in arms.

  • People laugh at your penance and donations.

  • You feel the absence of sons.

Your generosity is considered a boast.

  • Short-tempered, eloquent, convert,

  • critical, brave, jealous of father, vain, spiritless, arrogant.

  • Unfortunate.

  • You are blessed with wealth and a son.

Gain through foreigners and success over troubles.

Brothers are in difficulty; much pain and suffering in both the arms.

  • Mocked at for religious fervor and activities;

    • you are not according to the scriptures.

    Trouble for father since childhood.

    • Luck not favoring.

    • No desire for pilgrimage.

    • You overcome anguish.

    Valiant, well-armed, absence of friends, wealth; piety and modesty; worried about relatives and sons.

    • Poverty.

    This Ketu keeps you free from many troubles and calamities.

    Satisfaction through asceticism and benevolence.

    May be a leader or advisor, fame, glory, wisdom, generosity, kindness and devotion.

    Voyages bring misery and misfortune;

    • strange dreams;

    • punishment in foreign lands."

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