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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

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





Cauda Draconis

Tail of the Dragon

South Node

Caesura [cut]

Comet-tail [Ketu-tārā]



resides in

Gemini - Jaimini

Dvini - Twini

deconstructed mental narrative

nebulized scripts

liberation from mental chatter


California Fan Palm Oasis

Public Figure Examples

[Ketu in Bhava-1]

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna ]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[disregards commercial identity conventions] [scattered businesslike personality] [eccentric gesturing movements] [incoherently communicative appearance]

[empty individualized chatter] [collaboratively liberating disconnected behaviors]

[passively fixated on ambitious brokering inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-7 philosophical advisers, believing bargainers, opportunistic equal-partners]

[Ketu in Bhava-2]

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[eccentric management of collected resources] [may signal disregard for traditional pricing conventions] [banking documents disburse stored accruals]

[typically disconnected from commercial family-of-origin] [second marriage, if any, may be remote or oddly mentalized] [wandering transactional second lifepartner]

[peculiar talkative scripted discourse ] [incoherently communicative hand-gesture] [ambivalent interpretation of family heritage values] [may find airy food-and-drink to be distasteful]

[passively fixated on ambitious revolutionary inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-8 philosophical healers, believing explorers, optimistic transformers]


[Ketu in Bhava-3]

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's spacey, surrendering discourse

[disregards instructional discourse conventions] [eccentric commercial communications]

[incoherent teamwork meetings] [empty explanatory announcements] [liberating abstract procedural discussions] [scattered management mentality]

[passively fixated on ambitious, inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-9 indoctrinators, father-figures, preachers, public spiritual guides]

  • Starry Messenger 1564-1642 Galileo Galilei [conceptual-guiding Arudra-4]

  • POTUS-25 Gold Standard 1843-1901 William McKinley [theoretical-broadscope Arudra-4]

  • General Electric 1935-2020 CEO Jack Welch [dominating-pioneering Punarvasu-1]

[Ketu in Bhava-4]

[for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's spacey, surrendering discourse

[communicatively dispersed homeland roots] [commercially scattered cultural foundations] [chatty absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to management of the local settlements]

[business journeys away from the home-folk] [wandering conversations anchor the basic education] [disinterest in the customary phrasing of liturgical worship]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

  • POTUS-01 American Revolution 1732-1799 George Washington masked-undisclosing Mriga-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha]

  • 49th Nizari Ismaili Imam 1936- Agha Khan-4 Karim al-Husseini [diplomatic-promising Mriga-3]

[Ketu in Bhava-5]

[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's spacey, surrendering discourse

[unconcerned with speculation on business and information technologies]

[scattered messaging intelligence] [disengaged witness to commercial politics] [liberated from romantic mentality] [disregard for drama of empty talk]

[may be disconnected from journalistic eldest child] [material relationship to children, especially but not exclusively the eldest, may communicatively dissolve. The spiritual relationship remains.]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-11 friends, socialites, earners, awards, revenues, economists, distributors, associates, community-links]

[Ketu in Bhava-6]

[beneficial placement for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[unconcerned with quarrels about detailed instruction] [disinterested in unbalanced conversation] [scatters the commercial conflicts]

[disengaged witness to unfair business practices] [liberated from disagreements with process managers] [disregard toward the complaints of the administrators]

[adversaries accuse one of empty information] [dismisses the discomfort of manual ailments] [apathetic toward transactional arguments]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-12 phantoms, dream-images, intuitive imaginings, symbolic teaching, ancestral guidance, private understanding]


[Ketu in Bhava-7]

[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within cohort, managing relationships]

[dispersed engagement with business partnership] [dissolution of commercial advocacies]

[surrenders useless publishing contracts] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of disoriented chattering companions] [abandons unsustainable detailed arrangements] [absent from empty conversational alliances]

[disregards explanatory discourse conventions] [eccentric clerical communications]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-1 fabulous physical embodiment]

  • Annunciation 1452-1519 logic Leonardo daVinci [inventive-conquesting Punarvasu-1]

  • Navamani Malai 1879-1950 Bhagavan Shri Ramana Maharshi of Arunachala [heritage-vocal Punarvasu-2]

  • Pope-266 Francis 1936- Jorge Bergoglio [diplomatic-adjusting Mriga-3]

[Ketu in Bhava-8]

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

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[eccentric management of undisclosed assets] [may signal disregard for conventional emergency response] [explanatory documents disburse confidential information]

[typically ambivalent about keeping proprietary commercial secrets] [in-laws of the first marriage, if any, may be remote or oddly mentalized] [wandering transactional approach to identity-change]

[peculiar scripted initiations][incoherently communicative hand-gesture toward the elephant-in-the-room] [ambivalent interpretation of dangerous catastrophe] [ airy windy environments may dissolve the mental concentration]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-2 treasuries, store-holds, family-members, bankers, singers, memory-collectors, warehousers, knowledge-preservers, or additional marriages]


[Ketu in Bhava-9]

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[declines detailed discussion of the credenda] [dissolution of ideological communications] [restlessly apathetic toward patronage narratives] [may abdicate explanatory guidance roles]

[surrenders useless life-principles] [forgives the trespass of father and guru-figures] [abandons unsustainable religious propaganda] [absent from empty beliefs] [walks away from doctrinal instruction]

[disregards patriarchal announcements] [eccentric gestures of episcopate may symbolize their disoriented worldview ] [presbyters may signal erratic mentality] [has the mental skills and the broad understanding - yet barring yuti-graha in 9, Keu-9 = disinterested in preaching]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-3 sibling-cousins, cohort, neighbors, messengers, managers, writers, reporters, projects, plans, publicity]


  • Easy Rider 1936-2010 artist Dennis Hopper [class-conscious, hierarchical Arudra-2]

[Ketu in Bhava-10]

[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-4 parents, householders, property-owners, gardeners, stewards of Earth]

[dispersed engagement with business leadership] [dissolution of commanding communications positions] [restlessly anarchic toward high-ranking teamwork roles] [may abdicate a top administrative position]

[surrenders useless management authority] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of executive handlers] [abandons unsustainable elite propaganda] [absent from empty state-regulated instructional media]

[disregards respected announcement conventions] [eccentric gestures may symbolize a disoriented regime ] [reputation for erratic formal statements] [has the skills and the status, but walks away from public empowerments]

[Ketu in Bhava-11]

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-5 children, celebrities, idealists, creative artists, politicians, speculators]

[dispersed engagement with commercial earnings] [dissolution of business profits] [restless apathy toward marketplace transactions]

[surrenders management revenues] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of sibling-cousins] [abandons unsustainable conversational friendships] [absent from empty chattering connections]

[disregards detailed community conventions] [eccentricly articulated distribution systems]


[Ketu in Bhava-12]

[beneficial placement for Karkata indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's ephemeral, surrendering discourse

[disengaged from invisible management roles] [few/no boundaries within communicative private spaces] [no barriers to commercial movement between foreign lands] [potentially unfettered awareness in cloistered explanatory settings]

[release from conversational imprisonment] [unencumbered meditation upon dematerialized essence of inner gestures] [unlimited talkative fantasy worlds]

[unafraid of imagined information annihilation] [may perceive non-verbal intuitive instructional guidance]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-6 enemies, animals, assistants, servants]

Ketu-Gemini provides the ease of No Resistance = No Barriers regarding announcement, reports, and communicative relationships.

Ketu represents "surrender" , "Islam" .

Ketu surrenders to whatever experience is provided and when in Mithuna that experience is dualization, polarization, and bifurcation of twin-pair sets.

The twin-pairs may be physical or mental, but only rarely emotional or spiritual.

Mithuna is highly sexualized as well as a highly intellectualized, producing duplicate "mirroring" relationships in numerous subject-object contexts.

In Mithuna, Ketu surrenders to the flow of transaction, writing, communication, publication and announcement.

Thus if the nativity shows an otherwise concentrated development of the communicative energies [Budha] the native may perform at high levels of media and publications skill.

One may disregard the need to protect the hands-arms-shoulders, leading potentially to some negligent damage in these areas.

One may ignore the conventions of discussion, explanation, conversation - again fragmenting Chandra's natural protections, but also generally few or no consequences. The public may simply assess the articulatory style as odd, droll, or peculiar.

Shri Ganesha ensures that one is no longer attached to the publication process, and this detachment liberates both the enemies and the supporters. One's ability to broadcast the contents of one's own mental narrative is both unlimited and unimportant.

Thus with Ketu-Mithuna is relatively easy to achieve and hold the role of articulator and spokesperson for a particular cultural narrative.

Yet ironically because of the absence of ego-attachment one is unlikely believe that one's success in matters of making announcements and delivering instructions is terribly important.

Ketu-Mithuna connotes a mentalized ennui * been there, done that * which may seem apathetic and detached even when the relative absence of obstacles has eased the process of verbal and written expression of the mental talk.

Deconstructed narrative * Denials

Mithuna = constructed narrative, or script. Ketu = detachment from the construction. One might be a very active communicator, but there is minimal attachment to any inherent meaning within the narrative.

  • Apple Computer 1955-2011 Steve Jobs [optimistic-dogmatic Arudra-1] [Puna-Guru-yuti-Ketu-Arudra] SPJ denied his fathering relationship to his first daughter born of romance [randhresha Guru fertility]. SPJ claimed in his lawsuit that paternity tests were inaccurate [Ketu]. Yet, the tests had 95% proven validity. Years later, SPJ did accept his offspring. She reported that SPJ was distant and not always pleasant.

Talk though one might - write, lecture and prognosticate - one has a deep sense that truth is absolutely inexpressible by human language . Therefore all of this chatter means absolutely nothing.

Ketu-Mithuna does not prevent one from nattering on. If Budha is well disposed, one may write, talk, deliver speeches, pontificate at great length. But it is obvious to the Witness that one is not likely to connect with any essential truth by using the vehicle of human communication.

In Mithuna, dissociating Ketu's detached witness behaviors acquire Budha-like communicative characteristics.

Similar to Ketu in bhava-3, but less specific mental-narrative detail. Ketu is absorptive and Budha is absorptive, so this combination tends to be extremely vulnerable to public projection.

the native may become a blank screen upon which is project glorious or demonic qualities, according to the needs of the collective unconscious.

  • Apple Computer 1955-2011 Steve Jobs [optimistic-dogmatic Arudra-1] [Puna-Guru-yuti-Ketu-Arudra] SPJ was lionized [Simha lagna] as the singular genius inventor of the Smart-Phone and related technologies. In fact, as with all scientific discoveries, many engineers had been working simultaneously on this civilization-changing product. While a similar device was being finished at Xerox Park, SPJ's well-funded [11] development [Guru] blasted into the marketplace [11] with a barrage of consumer-focused advertising [Mithuna] .

Outcome depends on how Professor Budha functions in the overall nativity.

"been there, done that" parallel life pull

  • One is drawn by [akashic memory]

  • into the worlds of story-telling and publications,

  • where one may mingle with writers, advertisers, publishers and producers as one used to do in a previous life;

  • Yet, in the current life, the thrill of conversation and commercial exchange is long gone.

  • Ketu-Mithuna seeks to quickly disperse the collected narratives, handily scattering them like particles of dust in an ephemeral dust-cloud

Sexual-energy transfer, too, may have largely lost its charmr.

Even while other factors may cause the native to promote large-scale humanistic ideals, one tends to disregard the details necessary to materialize those ideals. One may have a rather disinterested attitude toward information-transaction events such as human conversations, mass marketing, publications media.

One minimal comment: when occupying Mithuna rashi, Ketu may blur the mental-communicative sensitivities of Mercury, making the native dissatisfied with mundane communications and likely to twist, evade, mystify, or ignore the media-image-projection or communicative conventions of one's culture by displaying out-of-boundary signals.

Ketu encourages the native to believe that mental wellness (3, Mithunaya) and communicative accuracy [Budha] = irrelevant to spiritual advance. Ketu does not invest the solar ego-membrane energy toward developing clear, descriptive communications. Thus, communications may be foggy and unconcerned with sourced intelligence.

Rather one relies on a few phrases or imagistic devices, and does not make the effort to articulate his speech or gestures. One may live at the mercy of media handlers (Mithuna hands) or image-projection professionals in the advertising or public relations industry

Similarly, when there is misrepresentation in the press or one's ideas have been misinterpreted by a hostile media faction, one may feel dissolved toward action and do little to correct the error

  • Telepathy 1880-1949 esoterica Alice Bailey [profitable-friendly Arudra-3] + [Budha-yuti-Surya] (9)

  • Israel-PM 1898-1978 Our Strength Golda Meir [collaborative-mercantile Punarvasu-3] [12, distant lands, behind-the-scenes activities]

  • Germany Bundeskanzlerin 1954- Angela Merkel [champion-challenger Punarvasu-1] + [Guru-yuti-Budha] (9)

  • Knowledge of Higher Worlds 1861-1925 Rudolf Steiner [team-working Punarvasu-3]

  • Ave Maria 1935-2007 tenor Luciano Pavarotti [musical-sonorous Punarvasu-2] {8}

Collapsing Ketu + svakshetra Budha = the native 's verbal and written communication may be unclear or difficult to understand even whilst he may be multi-lingual or work in a media job! Often the native 's pronunciation is unclear. A congenital speech defect may be the culprit.




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