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  1. [Ketu-Mesha]
  2. [Ketu-Urisha]
  3. [Ketu-Mithuna]
  4. [Ketu-Karkata]
  5. [Ketu-Singha]
  6. [Ketu-Kanya]
  7. [Ketu-Tula]
  8. [Ketu-Vṛścika] [svakshetra]
  9. [Ketu-Dhanus]
  10. [Ketu-Makara-Draco]
  11. [Ketu-Kumbha]
  12. [Ketu-Meena]

OM shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah

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


OM Ekadantaya Vidmahe Vakkratundaya Dheemahi,

Tanno Danti Prachodayat

केतु ketu

Professor Ketu

शिखिन् śikhin = comet, reaching peak knowledge

आकाश ākāśa = ether, space, vacuity

कावन्ध kāvandha = appearing as a headless trunk

रुण्डक ruṇḍaka = headless body

विशिरस्क viśiraska = headless

छिद्रकारक chidra-karaka = agent of cutting-off

केतुभ ketubha = cloud

kha = space

रिक्त rikta = empty

प्रलय pralaya = loss of awareness, cosmic dissolution

विदलन vidalana = splitting, bursting, blown

resides in




Cauda Draconis

Tail of the Dragon

South Node

Caesura [cut]

Comet-tail [Ketu-tārā]





Haw-thor - Shor - sTauri

Toro - Tavros - Oxen - Stirin - Stier - Stauros

Byk - Bika - Boga - Bos bovis

ath-thawr - hathor - shor

mystical values, dispersed treasuries


Public Figure Examples

[Ketu in Bhava-1]

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite personality disengagement

[disregards traditional identity conventions] [eccentric sensual movements] [incoherent luxurious appearance] [empty individual values]

[historically liberating disconnected behaviors] [scattered financially knowledgeable personality]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-7 risk-rewarding partner-advisers]

[Ketu in Bhava-2]

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite familial-financial disengagement

[typically disconnected from musical-financial family-of-origin] [scatters the cherished heritage] [second marriage, if any, may be distant or spiritualized]

[dissociated from entreasured banking hoard] [disinterested in precious collections][odd singing voice] [dissolves historic lineage memory] [ambivalent toward sweet food-and-drink]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-8 healers, explorers, transformers]

[Ketu in Bhava-3]

[for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite messages of disengagement

[disregards financial discourse conventions] [eccentric historical communications] [incoherent storage plans] [surrenders traditional messaging language] [wanders from the cherished ensemble cohort]

[empty heritage announcements] [liberating abstract value-knowledge discussions] [scattered acquisitive mentality]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging -emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-9 indoctrinators, father-figures, preachers, public spiritual guides]

[Ketu in Bhava-4]

[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite local household disengagement

[dispersed homeland heritage] [historically scattered cultural foundations] [apathetic toward real-estate pricing]

[knowledgeable absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to financial needs of the local settlements]

[valuable journeys away from the home-folk] [fluctuating assessments of educational infrastrucuture] [disinterest in the customary sounds of liturgical worship]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford [inventive-pioneering Rohiṇī-1]

  • SoAfrica-Pres 1918-2013 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela [analytical-helping Mriga-2]

  • Hour of Decision 1918-2018 Rev. Billy Graham [rhythmic-customary Rohiṇī-4]

[Ketu in Bhava-5]

[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite political disengagement

[unconcerned with speculative pricing]

[scattered acquisitive intelligence] [dissociated witness to political history] [liberated from financial competition] [disregard for drama of empty values]

[material relationship to children, especially but not exclusively the eldest, may sensually dissolve. The spiritual relationship remains.]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-11 friends, socialites, earners, awards, revenues, economists, distributors, associates, community-links]

[Ketu in Bhava-6]

[beneficial placement for Dhanus indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite conflict disengagement

[unconcerned with aesthetic quarrels in music-and-art] [disinterested in unbalanced evaluation]

[scatters the traditional conflicts] [dissociated witness to unfair entreasurement] [liberated from disagreements with hoarding collectors]

[disregard toward the complaints of the preservationists] [adversaries accuse one of empty accummulations] [dismisses the facial ailments] [apathetic toward financial arguments]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-12 symbolists, ancestor spirits, private guides]

  • On Golden Pond 1937- drama-fitness Jane Seymour Fonda [champion-dominating Rohiṇī-1]


[Ketu in Bhava-7]

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler for Vṛścika indriya- lagna ]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite contractual disengagement [absence, disappointment, disorientation within heritage, traditional relationships]

[dissociated from precious partnership] [dissolution of treasured advocacies]

[surrenders useless financial banking contracts] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of hoarding advisers] [incoherently capitalized promises] [abandons unsustainable historical arrangements] [absent from empty heritage alliances]

[disregards knowledge discourse conventions] [eccentric legacy communications]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-1 fabulous physical embodiment]

  • Jyotiṣika 1956- educator BP Lama [innovative-pioneering Rohiṇī-1]


  • Twilight of the Idols 1844-1900 Ubermensch Friedrich Nietzsche [historical-musical Rohiṇī-2]

  • Japan-Emperor1901-1989 Showa Hirohito [governing-regulatory Kṛttikā-2]

  • Iran-Shah 1919-1980 Aryamehr Mohamed Reza Pahlavi [governing-regulatory Kṛttikā-2]

  • Calif-Gov 1938- Moonbeam Jerry Brown [networking-distributive Kṛttikā-3]

  • Iran-Pres 1956- traffic engineer Mahmoud Ahmadinejad [fantasizing-theoretical Kṛttikā-4]

[Ketu in Bhava-8]

[beneficial placement for Tulā indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite undisclosed disengagement

[dissociated from historical rebirths] [dissolution of financial catastrophe] [surrenders useless hidden endowments]

[forgives broken heritage transformations] [abandons unsustainable evaluation changes] [absent from empty secret assessments]

[disregards traditional bankingconventions] [eccentric sensual trauma-healing]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-2 treasuries, store-holds, family-members, bankers, memory-collectors, warehousers, knowledge-preservers, or second-spouse]

  • Calif-Gov-pair 1955- broadcast journalist Maria O. Shriver [secretive-eruptive Bharani-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha]

[Ketu in Bhava-9]

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite doctrinal disengagement

[dissociated from historical patronage] [dismisses the traditionally fixed catechism] [cherished faith in an empty values credenda][no principled doctrinal barriers limit the freedom of wealth acquisitions]

[father may righteously preach invalid theories]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]


[Ketu in Bhava-10]

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite disengagement from commanding authority

[dissociated from legacy leadership] [dissolution of heritage commanding positions] [restlessly anarchic toward traditional governance hierarchy] [may abdicate a top monetary position]

[surrenders useless financial authority] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of executive bankers] [abandons unsustainable elite capitalization] [absent from empty state-regulated endowments]

[disregards respected wealth-based conventions] [eccentric enriching pleasures may symbolize a devalued regime ] [has the money and the status, but walks away from public empowerments]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-4 parents, householders, property-owners, gardeners, stewards of Earth]

[Ketu in Bhava-11]

[Karkata indriya-lagna]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite economic disengagement

[dissociated from historical earnings] [dissolution of luxury profits] [restless apathy toward marketplace assets]

[surrenders useless heritage friendships] [forgives broken fresh-start hoarding] [abandons unsustainable values] [absent from empty traditional gainfulness]

[disregards wealth-preserving community conventions] [eccentric valuation of distribution systems]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-5 children, celebrities, idealists, creative artists, politicians, speculators]


  • POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison [political-theatrical Mriga-1]

[Ketu in Bhava-12]

[beneficial placement for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

check Ketu's ruler Shukra for compensating agreements despite private disengagement

[dissociated from invisible historical roles] [few/no boundaries within sensual private spaces] [no barriers to asset movement between foreign lands] [potentially unfettered awareness in cloistered earthy settings]

[release from treasury-caused imprisonment] [unencumbered meditation upon dematerialized essence of inner values]

[unlimited sound-color fantasy worlds] [unafraid of imagined financial annihilation] [may perceive non-verbal intuitive preservative guidance]

[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-6 enemies, animals, assistants, servants]

  • Microsoft global philanthropist Bill Gates [political-theatrical Mriga-1]

One's ability to gather up collections of value is both unlimited and unimportant.

// Been there, done that //

Ketu-Urisha provides the lifetime ease of No Resistance to sensual pleasures, collecting and storage behaviors, wealth acquisition, and beauties of the face, eyes, and, mouth.

Ketu represents surrender, "Islam" . Ketu surrenders effortlessly to whatever experience is provided.

Vrishabha indicate values, validity, validation.

Depending on the graha and disposition of Ketu's ruler, Vimshottari periods of Ketu-Urisha [or equally, Ketu-Tula] may produce the experience of invalidation. The bhava of Ketu's ruler Shukra can also provide invalidation regarding one's roles in matters of that bhava or the karaka-signification of that bhava.

  • POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison experienced considerable invalidation in matters concerning economic values and children. His adopted son (Dolley Madison's son from her first marriage) was JM's only child. This boy became an alcoholic, gambler, debtor, and jailbird who eventually bankrupted both of his parents. Ketu-11's ruler Shukra enjoys uchcha in bhava-9. Yet, Madison's economic revenues dropped precipitously toward the end of his decades of public service. Part of Shukra's debility is attributable to Shukra-yuti-Surya combustion being burned by Surya, but another complex stress-factor - for children, politics, and speculation = is Shani-yuti-Rahu-5.

  • POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt [oratorical-evaluating Rohiṇī-2] had a range of invalidating experience with women and marriage. Similar to Madison, his Shukra is closely moudhya in bhava-5. FDR enjoyed political environments. He was a suave and entertaining communicator, and handsome. Yet, his biography confirms significant erosion of trusts and contracts. Shukra-Makara-Draco = dadgha - ruling Ketu-9 put his paradigm of belief into relationships into a lifelong tailspin.

In Vrishabha, Ketu surrenders to the acquisition of stored values = either treasuries of knowledge or material commodities of exchange.

If the nativity shows an otherwise strong development of the accumulative energies [Shukra] Ketu-Urisha may perform at high levels of financial well-being and knowledge-acquisition, banking, beauty, memory retrieval, and storage behaviors.

However, generally Ketu's apathy leads to a considerable detachment from the acquisitive behaviors.

Shri Ganesha ensures that one is no longer attached to the collecting process, and this detachment liberates both the enemies and the supporters.

Ketu-Urisha provides many scatter-shot experiences with persons of treasury and frequent encounters with banks of natural resources.

Yet ironically because of the absence of ego-attachment one is unlikely believe that collections of value are important. Access comes and goes -- to knowledge, language, food, beauty, voice, wine, or money. Ah, here it is. Ah, there it goes.

Rich values are not blocked but also not retained. Money especially comes and goes. Ketu-Urisha provides little incentive to hold onto treasuries.

  • POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison [Ketu-Urisha-11 dissolution of marketplace values occupies political Mriga-1]

  • Lifepartner Dolley Payne Madison 's first husband and elder boy had perished in a terrible yellow fever epidemic. Madison adopted Dolley's surviving toddler son. The adopted boy became an alcoholic and compulsive gambler who was frequently jailed for gambling debt and theft. The stepson mismanaged Madison's farm properties, and ultimately plunged the family into financial ruin. Nevertheless, they supported him until the end of their lives [Ketu ruled by uchcha-Shukra-9, patronage). Madison seemed to put up very little resistance [Ketu] to the boy's decades-long pattern of financial drain upon the family revenues [11]. JM allowed his estate to dwindle, and Dolley died in acute poverty as a result.

Attitude of been there, done that which can be quite apathetic and detached even when the relative absence of obstacles has eased the process of store-holding r.

Ketu in a rashi of Shukra functions similarly to Chandra in the Shukra-ruled Nakshatra :

  • Chandra-Bharani = hard-working, eye on the money * needs to carry valuable burdens * safeguards the treasuries * protects precious values

  • Chandra-Purvaphalguni = soothed by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments * needs brilliant beauty * feels entitled = luxury-loving, sweet, likes red things

  • Chandra in Pūrvāṣāḍhā = music-and-arts educator, believes in truth via beauty * calmed by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational beauty * needs philosophical harmony

[Ketu in Bhava-2] little concern for the values of speech, language, memory, heritage, storage, memory

Check Shukra before predicting outcomes.

even when there are other indicators suggesting multiple marriages, Ketu-2 dissolves the second social-recognized contractual union.

[Ketu in Bhava-4] little concern for the values of stability, security, schooling, housing childhood

  • SoAfrica-Pres 1918-2013 Long Walk to Freedom Nelson Mandela [analytical-helping Mriga-2] According to NM's autobiography, he was required to leave home and be raised in the houses of other tribal aristocrats who were loyal to his royal father. He remained a wanderer, starting-and-leaving various schools, traveling for political organizing work, and staying with friends more often than with his own family. After much dispersion of the schooling, a law diploma begun his age 26 was completed at his age 70.

Check Shukra before predicting outcomes.

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford [inventive-pioneering Rohiṇī-1] [Shukra-Kanya-nīcha] [regulatory-hierarchical Aryaman-2] + [Guru-yuti-Shani] ++ Ketu-4. yogakaraka Shukra-8 rules 4 + 9.

  • Ford was said to have been persistently exploitive [nīcha-Shukra] in treatment of thousands of low-paid workers [nicha-Shukra slavery-servitude]. He remained unconcerned [Ketu] about their standard of living, housing [4] or the schooling of their children [4]
  • Although admired for his engineering prowess [Kuja-Simha-7], AF was widely disliked for his zero-empathy labor negotiations [nicha-Shukra]. Despite his opulent industrialist treasury [Shukra] Ford 's had no inclination to share his wealth [Ketu-Urisha].
  • His primary bargaining chip was the offer to force immediate dismissal [Ketu] of all transportation workers [4] involved in the attempt to create a high-velue [Urisha] wage agreement [Ketu].

[Ketu in Bhava-7] little concern for the values of partnership, equity, fair contracts, bargained agreements, shared wealth

The partner is usually, similarly, detached from mutually agreed evaluative assessments based on a shared standard of worth, and disinterested in mutual pleasures.

Ketu-7 spouse of Rahu-1 privileged personality. Spousal detachment from trade exchange - undiplomatic, does not wish to negotiate with the Rahu-1 Other.

Check Shukra before predicting outcomes.

[energizing-identifying lagnesha co-ruler for Vṛścika indriya- lagna] scatters the covenant -

Scattering of the core of conventional trust. However, Ketu lagnesha has special benefits, and one may gain energy from severance of unsustainable contracts.

Collapsing Ketu -Urisha in bhava-7 may indicate chronic disconnection or abandonment issues regarding the life-partner(s) and marriage contract. Specifically the core breakage-of-trust topic = treasury, holdings, assets, and genetic lineage.

  • England-King 1491-1547 Henry VIII [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] Desperate to produce a male heir, Henry decapitated [Ketu] several of his six wives. The others died naturally in states of divorce or widowhood [Ketu]. On the plus side, due to his Rahu-4 property acquisition, Henry also severed the 1000-year-old financial contracts [Shukra] which streamed the property taxes from vast British lands into the coffers of the Church of Rome. Those bonds which Ketu the Liberator will loosen, then freed can help Rahu to strengthen His own desires.

Devaluation. the characteristic activity of Ketu-Vrishabha

= does not care about acquisition of bargained values.

Ketu-Urisha does not prevent wealth, but Ketu-Urisha does prevent ego-attachment to wealth. As a result, wealth tends to come and go, with abrupt incursions of financial well-being into the native 's life and equally abrupt separations from material luxury.

One may have association with extreme luxury at times, and massive poverty too. Neither environment can possess any permanent measure of value for the native .

In Vrishabha, Ketu's detached witness behaviors acquire Shukra-like sensual pleasure and wealth-attracting characteristics.

There is considerable luxury in the native 's environment, but one has a curiously detached response to sensual enjoyment = appreciative but not much acquisitive.

  • Japan-Emperor1901-1989 Showa Hirohito. Despite having been born into the luxuries of the Divine Perfection of the Chrysanthemum Throne, Hirohito was nonetheless known for his modesty and disinterest in conspicuous displays of wealth.

Similar to Ketu in bhava-2, but less specific detail. Results depend upon how Professor Bright Beautiful Bhrigu functions in the overall nativity.

Naturally Ketu's results are greatly affected by any graha yuti Ketu; Ketu's bhava' incoming drishti to His absorptive and apathetic script; and the character of His Professor Shukra.

  • Newspapers 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst [financial-evaluating Rohiṇī-2] [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] WRH was a vicious labor strikebreaker (Shukra-fairness, justice, contracts; Ketu breaker). Urisha-Ketu-yuti-Shukra in [9,ideology, beliefs]. WRH was a capitalist-fascist who did not believe in fair deals. His lack of equity awareness. compounded by three Kanya graha-in-lagna including Shani-1-rogesha acceptance of cruelty ++ an aggressive Mangala-Arudra-10 randhresha which used lies and disinformation to terrorize [8] his opponents. Shukra-Ketu also facilitated the no-limits affluence which eventually caused the collapse [Letu] of his communications corporation due to vast luxury overspending on opulent Hearst Castle. WRH relationships tended to be non-commital [Ketu] He avowed one consecrated marriage which soon disintegrated when he got bored.

  • In a husbandly nativity, any graha yuti Shukra can indicate one's second and subsequent marriage partners. When the sole graha yuti Shukra is Professor Ketu, and this Ketu-yuti-Shukra receives no helpful drishti, one may become deeply apathetic about the second lifepartnership contract. Despite sincere affection for the second partner, one might not legitimate the marriage. For decades, Hearst shared his life with his second partner, a beautiful singer-actress. However, he never divorced wife-1, the second pair never formally married, and their child was raised by an aunt.

Ketu = been there, done that =parallel life pull

One's awareness is drawn [by akashic memory]

into the worlds of financial well-being and sensual pleasure,

where one may mingle with bankers, vintners, art collectors, historians, and linguists as one used to do in a previous life;

Yet, in the current life, the thrill of collecting and accumulating is long gone.

Ketu-Urisha seeks to pleasantly disperse the collected wealth, scattering it like particles of dust in a thick dust-cloud

  • Raja Yoga 1863-1902 Swami Vivekananda was surrounded by Euro-American financially privileged devotees and admirers who were more than happy to fund SV's philosophical mission. However, the Swami himself maintained an amused detachment from treasuries, accumulating nothing for his own hoard.

Little can be said with certainty about Ketu without knowing the rashi and bhava of Shukra; plus, any incoming drishti to Ketu must be measured.

One minimal comment = Ketu-Urisha rashi will blunt the sensitivities of Shukra, making the native unsure about pleasure-values in general and in particular there is uncertainty regarding where to establish the limits on sensual indulgence and money-wealth.

One can easily lose oneself in escapist pleasuring behavior including the acquisitive behaviors of accumulating money and objects of value. Yet, upon reflection one may question, what was the value of that acquired item or that sensual experience?

Ketu's signature is disenchantment with the ego-self. In Shukra's sign, Ketu's first choice of route for self-dissolution will be down the path of Shukra's portfolio. If Shukra is strong, then drugs, alcohol, fine fabrics, lovely appearances, delicious foods and scented oils will find one easily. However, no amount of pleasure will be satisfying. One becomes cantankerous. The body's cravings are never fulfilled; desires only increase, without satisfaction.

One seeks deepest fulfillment through marriage and alliances of love,but that area of life is precisely where one becomes is most disenchanted.

Love behavior may be judged by outsiders as passive-aggressive because the native simultaneously wants the deepest pleasures of human companionship, while always feeling unsatisfied and rejecting one pleasure-source after the next.

There is a fundamental dissatisfaction with money, no matter how much or how little one has of it.

One with Ketu-Urisha either self-scatters through sensual addictions or one develops a very selective sensual filter, allowing the native to pursue only those pleasures which advance specific spiritual goals.

One develops, with age, an increasingly austere aesthetic . Ketu similar to Shani gives better results in upachaya bhava and with age. In Vrishabha, Ketu is never able to fully dissociate from sensual desire.

Permanently unable to significantly connect with partners yet unable to break free of the dependencies which define the union -- think myth of Rahu-Ketu.


"Rahu is in Scorpio, and Ketu is in Taurus."

" Revengeful, much strife and struggle for living, hardly any achievement worth a name

  • Excited when challenged.

  • Touches extremes resulting in misfortunes.

Hidden motives and energies seldom find an expression.

  • Fortune through a noble partner, though you survive your spouse.

Honor and recognition from the government and learned people.

  • Fair and just." [end quote]


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