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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]
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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

resides in


Dhanus [bow]

धनुराशि dhanurāśi

हय haya [female horse]

Cauda Draconis

Tail of the Dragon

South Node









uma estátua de Cristo no topo de montanhas escarpadas rodou com nevoeiro Ketu

Rio de Janeiro, Brasil

Public Figure Examples

[Ketu in Bhava-1]

[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[not identified with specific catechesis]

[not identified with specific fixed catechesis] [not identified with specific fixed catechesis] [disregards doctrinal identity conventions]

[eccentric inspirational movements] [incoherently optimistic appearance] [empty individualized beliefs] [faithfully principled liberating disconnected behaviors]

[scattered ideological personality] [passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-7 risk-rewarding partner-advisers]


  • Methodism 1703-1791 preacher John Wesley [contractual-brokering Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3] [Ketu-yuti-Chandra]

  • My Fair Lady 1908-1990 musical theatre Rex Harrison[complaining-exploitive Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2]

  • Old Path White Clouds 1926-2022 Interbeing Thich Nhat Hanh [ministering-logistical Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2]

  • UK Duke 1982- William [adjusting-bargaining Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3]

[Ketu in Bhava-2]

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

[unconcerned with historic ideologies]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-8 healers, explorers, transformers]


[Ketu in Bhava-3]

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[disinterested in principles of management]

[disregards doctrinal discourse conventions] [eccentric philosophical publications] [incoherent planning for principled expositions]

[empty ideological announcements] optimistically liberating abstract discussions] [scattered believing mentality]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-9 indoctrinators, father-figures, preachers, public spiritual guides]

[Ketu in Bhava-4]

[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[unrooted in customary folk beliefs] [unconcerned with parental ideologies] [liberated from the bonds of ancestral convictions]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

[Ketu in Bhava-5]

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

[unconcerned with lack of principled romantic ideals] [disinterested in religious ceremonies]

[scattered inspirational intelligence] [disengaged witness to politics of catechism] [liberated from displays of wisdom] [disregard for the drama of empty beliefs]

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

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-11 friends, socialites, earners, awards, revenues, economists, distributors, associates, community-links]

  • Layla 1945- guitarist Eric Clapton [arranging-collaborative Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3]

[Ketu in Bhava-6]

[for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[unconcerned with sanctimonious quarrels] [in a traumatized personality, may be unconcerned with dehumanizing crime]

[scatters the ideological conflicts] [disengaged witness to doctrinal imbalances] [liberated from disagreements within the faithful]

[disregard toward the complaints of the believers] [adversaries accuse one of empty convictions] [dismisses the pelvic ailments] [apathetic toward philosophical arguments]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-12 symbolists, ancestor spirits, private guides]

  • Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler + [exploring-disguising Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha] + [Mūla-Chandra-yuti-Guru]

  • Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro [bargaining-adjusting Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3]

[Ketu in Bhava-7]

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within principled, patronizing arrangements]

[unconcerned with lack of belief in fairness] [dispersed engagement with philosophical partnerships] [dissolution of doctrinal advocacies]

[surrenders belief-based bargains] [forgives broken sacred promises] [abandons unsustainable optimistic arrangements] [absent from empty ideological alliances]

[disregards theoretical agreements] [eccentric principled deals]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-1 fabulous physical embodiment]

  • Seven Year Itch 1926-1962 Marilyn Monroe [secretive-discovering Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha]


  • Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI 1927-2022 Josef A. Ratzinger

[Ketu in Bhava-8]

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[beneficial placement for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[unconcerned with threats of doctrinal disintegration] [apathetic toward catastrophic consequences of credenda] [liberated from terrifying beliefs about death-and-rebirth]

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

  • How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston [secretive-emerging Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha]

[Ketu in Bhava-9]

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[unconcerned with empty credenda][apathetic toward with absence of patriarchal upholders of the faith] [ambivalent toward principles of belief] [indifferent about catechesis ] [often has a sanctimonious absentee father]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

scatters father-figures, indoctrinators


[Ketu in Bhava-10]

[for Meena indriya-lagna]

[dispersed engagement with inspirational leadership] [dissolution of commanding religious positions] [restlessly anarchic toward high-ranking public guidance roles] [may abdicate a top preaching position]

[surrenders useless doctrinal authority] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of executive pontificators] [abandons unsustainable official beliefs] [absent from empty state-regulated indoctrination]

[disregards respected catechesis conventions] [eccentric credenda may symbolize dematerialization of the regime ] [reputation for erratic philosophical convictions] [has the principled faith and the status, but walks away from public empowerments]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-4 parents, householders, property-owners, gardeners, stewards of Earth]

[Ketu in Bhava-11]

[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[unconcerned with incoherent economic principles] [ambivalent about ideological friendships] [unreliable beliefs about marketplace systems]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-5 children, celebrities, idealists, creative artists, politicians, speculators]

disperses earnings, scatters friendship networks

  • " Da Vinci Code" novelist Dan Brown

[Ketu in Bhava-12]

[beneficial placement for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[disengaged from isolated theological roles] [few/no boundaries within doctrinal private spaces] [no barriers to inspirational movement between foreign lands]

[release from ideolologically-caused imprisonment] [unencumbered meditation upon dematerialized essence of inner faith] [unlimited theoretical fantasy worlds] [may perceive non-verbal intuitive philosophical guidance]

[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-6 enemies, animals, assistants, servants]

[Ketu-Dhanus] grants liberation from dogmatism and easy release of outdated beliefs.

nebulous doctrine

foggy theory

abstract ideology

unclear symbolisam

Ketu-Dhanus provides the ease of No Resistance to global travel, teacher-preacher roles, and to the limitations imposed by one's paradigmatic beliefs. Yet matters of Dhanus can become incoherent (don't stick together) when Ketu the Releaser occupies the Sarasana rashi.

Ketu represents surrender = Islam. Ketu surrenders to whatever experience is provided.

  • In Dhanus - Haya, Ketu the Releaser surrenders to the flow of humanistic education in philosophy and religion, priesthood, professorship, fatherhood, and the wisdom of the guru.

If the nativity shows an otherwise strong development of the preaching energies (Guru, religion) one may perform at high levels of ritual ceremony and theological pontification .

Shri Ganesha ensures that one is no longer attached to the sacramental experience, and this detachment liberates both the enemies and the supporters. One's ability to preach and teach is both unlimited and unimportant.

It is relatively easy to achieve the pontifical roles. One easily assumes the imagery of a celebrant of those public rites which connect the human world with the divine world.

Yet ironically because of the scattering of ego-attachment one is unlikely to believe that matters of philosophical truth are important. Truth comes and truth goes.

There is a sense of been there, done that which is quite apathetic and detached even when the relative absence of obstacles has eased the process of developing a inclusive [Guru] social philosophy and more tolerant moral law .

There is also a minority outcome of Rahu is Dhanus which is insanity due to unsatisfied desire for childrenr.

In wisdom-paradigm Dhanavana, Ketu's detached witness behaviors acquire Guru-like teaching characteristics. Similar to Ketu in bhava-9, but less specific detail. Depends absolutely on how Lord Brihaspati functions in the overall nativity.

Ketu the Forgiver = been there, done that parallel life pull

  • A weakened separator-membrane suggests that one is drawn into one's own Other-world Lives

  • into the worlds of global wisdom teachings, university professing, temple preaching, and astral travel

  • may lift out of the fleshbody even in a wakened state; day-dreamer

  • where one may mingle with professors, priests, proselytes, and preachers, as one used to do in a previous life;

  • Yet, in the current life, the thrill of universal philosophy and its discourse is long gone.

When occupying Dhanus rashi, Ketu may blunt the sensitivities of Jupiter. Ketu-Dhanus can feel ambivalent about the reality of fundamental goodness, world family, All-One, and other blessings of the Divine which penetrate the veil of our human sadness and bring spiritual light into human lives.

Ketu-Dhanus may feel curmudgeonly, unable to recognize the value of philosophy, religion, or charity. He tends toward atheism and survival-of-the-fittest market economics. He dislikes group activities and does not celebrate holidays. He is not a lot of fun. Yet, Ketu with svakshetra Guru may produce a genius of world humanitarian systems.

Detachment from religion and even from humanism may be a good thing when looking objectively at what can be done to advance humanity's situation on the global scale. It may be clarifying to be free of idealistic, ideological attachment when constructing comprehensive world visions.

Such a humorless, morally ambivalent viewpoint may be entirely accurate, valid, and - unlike value-charged future projections based on religious tenet - may actually work.

Detached from Dogma

[Ketu in Bhava-1] not identified with specific doctrinal catechesis

May be a renunciate, seeking expedient alliances. Rahu-7 brings powerful peers, advisors, advocates, attorneys, deal-makers, partners.

  • India-PM 1889-1964 Toward Freedom Jawaharlal Nehru [defensive-customary Mūla-4] [Guru-yuti-Ketu]

  • My Fair Lady 1908-1990 musical theatre Rex Harrison[complaining-exploitive Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] The entertainment tabloids framed RCH as a callous, unfaithful heartbreaker [Ketu abandonment]. He was often blamed for the suicides of romantic lovers [Ketu despair]. All six of his wives and likely all of his lovers worked in the theatre business [Rahu-7 amplified, desired partners]. Although Ketu-1 did not harm RCH's scripted on-stage performances, his behavior was said to lack concern for other dramatists on the set [Ketu-1 contempt, detachment]. RCH's many divorces and romantic promiscuities shaped his fame as a careless, wandering Don-Juan [Ketu]

  • Old Path White Clouds 1926-2022 Interbeing Thich Nhat Hanh [ministering-logistical Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] . A celibate monk, Thay nevertheless formed some purposeful partnerships with like-minded colleagues [Rahu-7]. For example, he formed a bond of collaborative friendship with USA Civil Rights 1929-1968 Rev. Martin Luther King

  • POTUS-pair-39 Caregiving 1927-2023 Rosalynn Smith Carter [Ketu in champion-pioneering Mūla-1] tireless advocate for the social support of disconnected populations, including incarcerated, addicted, mentally-ill, and other disengaged incarnations.

[Ketu in Bhava-2] [unconcerned with outdated truths or historic ideologies]

  • POTUS-pair-44 Let's Move 1964- Michelle Robinson Obama [ministering-logistical Pūrvāṣāḍhā-2] [Ketu-yuti-Budha] MRO earned a Harvard Law School diploma which could have produced a substantial treasury. A Viśākha wife, MRO chose to focus on politics, specifically the political leadership quest of her husband Barak Obama. As a result, MRO stepped away from the potentially high personal monies. Nevertheless, her Dhanayoga caused by Budha-2-rules-11 would enrich -- whether one was focused on wealth-accrual or not.

  • Puttarpathy 1926-2011 Sathya Sai Baba [theatrical-demonstrating Pūrvāṣāḍhā-1]

[Ketu in Bhava-3] [disinterested in principles of management] [3, communication, explanation, administration

  • USA-Sen-Calif 1964- Kamala Gopalan Harris [pioneering-innovative Mūla-1] As VPOTUS, KGH was reputed to be disengaged from communication with her staff members, particularly delivering instruction and describing task functions

[Ketu in Bhava-4] [unrooted from customary folk beliefs]

[Ketu in Bhava-5] [unconcerned with lack of principled romantic ideals] [disinterested in religious ceremonies]

  • Layla 1945- guitarist Eric Clapton [arranging-collaborative Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3] Disavowed first child, denying paternity.Tragic death of young son by falling out of a window.

[Ketu in Bhava-6] [unconcerned with dehumanizing crime]

  • Germany-Nazi 1889-1945 Reichskanzler Adolf Hitler + [secretive-explosive Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha] + [Mūla-Chandra-yuti-Guru] AH's dark, genocidal campaign failed, due mainly to the greater light of his adversaries. Yet, AH was unconcerned about mass death and dehumanization [Ketu in normally humanizing Dhanus, enters unfair 6].

  • Cuba-Dictator 1926-2016 Fidel Castro [bargaining-adjusting Pūrvāṣāḍhā-3] FC's planned economy failed. Yet, FC was not concerned with the miserable consequences of poverty and exploitation (6) for his citizens. Rather, FC blamed a non-existent enemy (Ketu-6) and focused on maintaining his power .

[Ketu in Bhava-7] unconcerned with lack of belief in fairness

  • Seven Year Itch 1926-1962 Marilyn Monroe [secretive-discovering Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha] married and divorced three times before the age of 36, MM's relationship history was marked by absence, disappointment, and disorientation. [Ketu]

[Ketu in Bhava-8] unconcerned with threats of doctrinal disintegration

Generally a beneficial placement that disregards conventional limitations on healing therapeutics supports tantric, psychic wisdom based in the Witness perspective. Unimpressed by the doctrinally inculcated fear of death, which tends to make an easy dissolving death moment.

  • How Will I Know 1963-2012 singer model Whitney Houston [secretive-emerging Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha]

[Ketu in Bhava-9] unconcerned with empty credenda

Often a detached, disoriented, or absentee father. Little interest in dogma. Free thinker, wide-ranging philosophy.

[Ketu in Bhava-10] unconcerned with lack of principled leadership

Often distinguished by the ability to walk-away from a high position. Disregards conventional limitations on executive authority. May signal a loss of interest in elite empowerments. Can also indicate a reputation (10) for break-ups, surrender, abandonment.

[Ketu in Bhava-11] unconcerned with incoherent economic principles

Revenues may dissolve in the wind. Disregards conventional limitations on economic achievement. May step away from personal earnings. Can liberate the fear of insufficient earnings. Easy to release outdated goals.

[Ketu in Bhava-12] unconcerned with vague symbolic nature of private spiritual guidance

Often a beneficial placement. Disregards conventional limitations on private spiritual guidance, opening channels of clairsentient imagery and liberating fear of isolation and death. Unimpressed by the doctrinally inculcated fear of loss, which tends to make naturally-occurring losses much easier to accommodate.


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