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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]

Ketu Yantra from

AUM kem ketave namah

OM shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah

केतु ketu

Professor Ketu

शिखिन् śikhin [comet, reaching peak knowledge]

आकाश ākāśa [ether, space, vacuity]

विशिरस्क viśiraska [no śiras, headless]

रुण्डक ruṇḍaka [headless body]

कबन्ध / कावन्ध kāvandha [appearing as a headless trunk]

रिक्त rikta [empty]

ख kha [space]

प्रलय pralaya [loss of awareness, cosmic dissolution]

resides in




Cauda Draconis

Tail of the Dragon

South Node

Caesura [cut]

Comet-tail [Ketu-tārā]




the fourth house





Tucker Sno-cat 443 (1955 model) on the 1957-1958 Antarctic mission.

[Ketu in Bhava-4] = Rahu in bhava-10


  • Disinterest in common, comfortable lifestyle. Ambivalence toward the childhood home and the fixed homeland, owned-stewarded properties, the parents, rhythmic folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms, rhythmic lifestyle habits of a people, basic schooling. Ambivalence toward local folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms.

  • Channels the vibration of the curators, custodians, protectors, and guardians without ego-membrane interference.

  • Stability of the childhood home is unreliable and the childhood security is often destabilized by mother's scattered energy.

    chalakaraka Rahu =

  • Fascination with the halls of power. Ambition to obtain "by whatever means necessary" the privileges accorded to heads of state, organizational leaders, top-level governance authorities, social regulators, officers of law and order

Gifted in service of providing security to others, by one who does not own a home, or has no fixed residence; or one in service to education, by one who holds no diploma; or one who guards and protects the Earth, who does not own the Earth

  • less benevolent for the spouse's career, unless other strong graha might occupy bhava-4 yuti Ketu

Public career dominates home routines

Rarely at home, usually out doing Rahu's public high visibility roles. When at home, rather apathetic or dispersed in attention.

The highest manifestation of Ketu consciousness = impersonal but wise custodial stewardship of the land.

Building disintegration or collapse.

  • Where once was a coherent structure, Ketu-ized into a plume of dust.
  • Ketu makes particles.

A general vagueness, unsteady foundations, unsustainable claims, uncertain belongingness, dissolved roots,

nebulizing cloudiness dustiness fogginess in matters of lands, properties, vehicles, boundaries, nation and nationality.

Collapsing household [materially or psychologically] incoherent parents, dissolving buildings, shoddy construction, pulverized walls


Matched by ambitious intensity to obtain social-authority positions (10 Rahu)

  • POTUS-10 Annex Texas 1790-1862 John Tyler staked an aggressive but unsustainable claim (Ketu unsustainable) on his plantation way-of-life (4). JT had inherited slaves, lands, and capital from his father. Ketu's ruler Mangala-Karkata [nīcha] occupies Tyler's bhava-7 = 4th-from-4th properties (including human slaves reckoned as owned-stewarded property ). Suffering no moral compunction over the brutality of the hideously cruel economic system (Kuja activates 11) that produced his revenues, JT was an unabashed proponent of slavery under the legalistic guise of States Rights (Rahu-10 expedient agreements for lawful social order).

Ketu in bhava-4 may indicate a despair arising from a deep and unsatisfied longing to connect with the "roots " of one's mother's lineage.

One may feel fundamentally insecure throughout life.

Professor Ketu-4 may suggest acute disappointment toward one or both of the parents. Ketu the Nebulizer may suggest a wanderingly dysfunctional parent, or perhaps a parent with some type of alienating chronic condition such as a mental or physical illness, addiction, et-cetera. Negligent or absentee parenting.

One may desperately try to possess material goods in the effort to feel secure. However, the gnawing deeper dissatisfaction will always be present because Shri Ketu is sending a message!

/ Witness viewpoint / especially effective regarding expectations of the parents , who are rather bound to be failures in the business of providing core security to one who has this Ketu placement in bhava-4.

In addition to signifying peculiar [Ketu] parents, the marriage may also feel disconnected when Chandra-yuti-Rahu-10

  • POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams [Budha-yuti-Kuja] ++[Budha-yuti-Ketu] ++ [Ketu-yuti-Kuja-nicha] in bhava-4 homestead. TJQA experienced a great amplification of leadership duties via Chandra-yuti-Rahu-10.

  • Typical of 7th-from-Chandra-10, the central function of his marriage partner Louisa Adams = caretaking. Louisa was the primary present parent, while JQA was mainly an absentee parent.

  • Being a workaholic public figure, JQA spent minimal time at home. JQA's own parents had followed a similar pattern of long absences from home. JQA and Louisa's children were sent to boarding schools. Two of JQ Adams' sons died before age 30 of alcoholism and depression, which ran in their family lineage. JQA saw the distress patterns in his household not as emotional wounding but as moral failing. Due to four graha in 4, including lagnesha warlike Kuja, JQA identified strongly with defense of his homeland USA. During his entire life, he worked to protect and support the fledgling nation. But parenting - not so much.

One may have an ill mother, whose energies are Ketu-scattered

With Ketu in bandhu bhava, one's pre-incarnationally planned decision to select protective, supportive parents may bring detached wisdom that can greatly advance the spiritual comprehension.


crumbling former crofts of home weavers

remnants of Scotland's obsolete manual textile industry

100 years since their abandonment

Public Figure Examples

[Ketu-Mesha] occupies [Bhava-4]

[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[dispersed homeland bloodlines] [physically scattered cultural foundations] [energetic absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to pioneering actions of the local settlements]

[vigorous journeys away from the home-folk] [primal disdain for the educational infrastrucuture] [disinterest in the customary movements of liturgical worship] [Rahu-Tula-10 = elite bargaining-brokering executive career]

[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering -partnering Rahu-Tula-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

  • Liberia-Pres 1938- Ellen Johnson Sirleaf [secretive-eruptive Bharani-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vrischika-uchcha]


  • Opus Dei 1902-1975 St. Josemaria Escriva [KSY] [calculating-ministering Bharani-2]

  • CNN buffalo lands 1938- Ted Turner [secretive-eruptive Bharani-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vrischika-uchcha]

  • Clairsentient 1939-1994 social justice Paul Solomon [rhythmic-protective Aśvini-4] [Shani-yuti-Ketu]

[Ketu-Urisha] occupies [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]

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

[Ketu-Mithuna] in [Bhava-4]

[for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[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 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-Vrischika-uchcha]

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

[Ketu-Karkata] in [Bhava-4]

[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[sentimentally dispersed homeland roots] [soothingly scattered cultural foundations] [patriotic absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to needs of local settlements]

[rhythmic long journeys away from the home-folk] [wandering pathways anchor the basic education] [disinterest in the customary agricultural lunar worship]

[passively fixated on ambitious regulatory Rahu-Makara-Draco-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

  • POTUS-07 Indian Removal 1767-1845 Andrew Jackson [optimistic-ideological Aslesha-1]

  • POTUS-06 American System 1767-1868 John Quincy Adams [champion-dominating Śrāvaṇa-1] [nīcha- Kuja-yuti-Budha]

  • Russ-Soviet 1878-1953 Man-of-Steel Josef Stalin [secretive-discovering Pushya-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vrischika-uchcha]

  • Rus-Pres 1952- First Person Vladimir Putin [systematic-profitable Aśleṣa-3]

  • USA-Gov-FL 1953- offshore finance Jeb Bush [catechetical-principled Aśleṣa-1]


[Ketu-Singha] occupies [Bhava-4]

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[brightly dispersed homeland roots] [theatrically scattered secure foundations] [showy absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local politics] [Rahu-Kumbha-10 = elite marketplace-networking executive career]

[dramatic long journeys away from the home-folk] [wandering ways for theatrical education] [detached performance of the customary solar worship]

[passively fixated on ambitiously friendly- profitable Rahu-Kumbha-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]


  • Pucci Prints 1914-1992 fashion Emilio Pucci [optimistic-ideological Uttaraphalgunī-1]

  • Truth Be Told 1933-2021 interviewer Larry King [champion-innovator Magha-1]

  • Moral Majority 1933-2007 Rev. Jerry Falwell [financial-oratorical Magha-2] [Shukra-yuti-Ketu]

[Ketu-Kanya] occupies [Bhava-4]

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[laboring wanderers have dispersed homeland roots] [unfairly scattered secure foundations] [overworked absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local exploitation]

[passively fixated on ambitiously imaginative-symbolic Rahu-Meena-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

  • Be Here Now 1931-2019 Baba Ram Dass [protective-patriotic Hasta-4]

  • Ring of Fire 1932-2003 rockabilly Johnny Cash [proletarian-profitable Uttaraphalgunī-3]

[Ketu-Tula] occupies [Bhava-4]

[for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[diplomaticly dispersed homeland roots] [smoothly scattered secure foundations] [pleasantly gracious absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local arrangements]

[passively fixated on ambitiously competitive-challenging Rahu-Mesha-10 10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

[Ketu-Vṛścika] [uchcha] occupies [Bhava-4]

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

[shockingly dispersed homeland roots] [suddenly scattered secure foundations] [transformative absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local emergencies]

[passively fixated on ambitiously sensual-entreasuring Rahu-Urisha leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

[Ketu-Dhanus] 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]

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


[Ketu-Makara-Draco] occupies [Bhava-4]

check Shani to determine non-material Ketu's material agenda

[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[passively fixated on ambitiously protective-defensive Rahu-Karkata-10 10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

[socially respectable absentee mother-figure] [rarely interested in conventional household roles]

[Rahu-10 seeks elite power; Ketu-4 unconcerned with parochial order]


[Ketu-Kumbha] occupies [Bhava-4]

check Shani to determine non-material Ketu's material agenda

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

[disregards community parenting conventions] [peculiar use of marketplace infrastructure] [incoherently friendly torso hugging]

[eccentric crowd-pleasing populist protectivism] [disinterested in scientific education] [inconsistent yet profitable local socializing] [free-roaming abstract household]

[abandons interlinked cultural customs] [ambivalent toward nationalism] [scattered disoriented futuristic mother] [typically disconnected from socialite caretakers] [economic shifts unroot home-and-school residence]

[passively fixated on ambitiously speculative-political Rahu in Singha-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

  • England-Queen 1533-1603 Armada Elizabeth-1-Tudor [transformative-disguising Dhaniṣṭha-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vṛścika-uchcha]

  • UK-Princess of Wales 1961-1997 Diana Spencer] [secretive-revealing Dhaniṣṭha-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vrischika-uchcha][Chandra-yuti-Ketu]


  • POTUS-46 Pandemic 1942- Joe Biden [secretive-revealing Dhaniṣṭha-4] [navamsha Ketu-Vrischika-uchcha]

[Ketu-Meena] occupies [Bhava-4]

[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[passively fixated on ambitiously ministering-assisting Rahu in Partha-10 leaders, commanders, iconic-figures, bosses, hierarchs]

  • Monaco Princess Caroline Grimaldi (mother absent)

KETU IN Bhava- 4 =

Similar to the effect of Ketu in 4th from Chandra

also similar to Ketu yuti lord of bhava-4

perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to the homeland; lost roots

Ketu diffuses, scatters, nebulizes matters of His residential bhava.

Professor Ketu teaches on the topics of liberation from fixed form, freedom from conventional limitations, dispersal of burdens, and spiritual wandering.

Effects of Ketu include wandering in cloud-form (nebula) and unsettled, liberated behavior in the bhava.

Ketu grants the passive benefits of freedom-from, not the active benefits of freedom-to

[Ketu in Bhava-4] * anaphylaxis (incomplete protection).

Learning path of unrootedness

  • Unsettled, disoriented, free-wandering, scattered life-foundations.
  • Often dissociated from the parents, especially mother
  • Tends to walk away from fixed shelter, anchors, home, place
  • Abandons conventional property ownership-stewardship .
  • Disregard for the authority structures that maintain colonialism, nationalism, protectionism, ethnic privilege.
  • Liberation via understanding that security is impermanent by design, including one's own cultural roots, schooling, and ethnic belonging.

Rahu-10 emphasizes social leadership, and Ketu-4 releases local attachments. Many high-recognition public figures have Ketu-4 because their Rahu-10 authoritative social obligations keep these natives away from home.

  • Ketu in bhava-4= childhood home and house, local environment and folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms, parents and caretakers, Mother Earth = roots

  • Collapsing Ketu -4 indicates that shows that the inner witness is both non-reactively aware of home activities and largely unmotivated to alter them regardless of the consequences.

Due to Rahu-10, the Ketu-4 nativity is often found in highly visible placements in the social hierarchies. One craves recognition, iconic status, or governance power and Typically, the life trajectory has prepared the native to take a high position.

Rahu craves elite privilege (10) while Ketu shows the great base of the settled folk (4).

One commonplace feature of Ketu-4 = one may be vaguely schooled or perhaps educated in schools outside of the homeland (4).

Roots in the home culture are weak while ambitious connection to the larger hierarchical structures of world power, international and corporate pyramids which span regional boundaries, are proportionally much stronger.

There can be several scenarios.

One version = Ketu-4 has been educated abroad. Thus one obtains the lingua-franca of the times, and one comes to possess the habits of elite behavior within the privileged classes. Conversely, one may not be familiar with the local languages or folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms. Most critically that portion of religion which is folk-custom and superstition (the major part) may unfamiliar to Ketu-4.

Another scenario = one is educated indeed in the local schools, but the desired seat of power [Rahu] is located in an adjacent sphere. Thus one is familiar with the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of one's own folk but lacks a rooted understanding of the full group of peoples over whom one gains governance control. Along with Rahu's passion for the privilege of high leadership positions, Ketu may produce disdain for the local folk and their basic needs.

Or, there can be a never-look-back moment . After the abandonment, matters of bandhusthana become irrelevant. From this event - which can occur in a bhukti of Ketu or Rahu, or during the bhukti of a graha located in a nakshatra of Ketu or Rahu - one becomes magnetized to the peak of the hierarchy [Rahu-10]

  • Russ-Soviet 1878-1953 Man-of-Steel Josef Stalin [Ketu in classroom-4] [Ketu-Karkata] While still under the influence of his devout mother and still funded by his bio-dad the priest, JS received a solid humanistic education, age 12 to 21. From age 16, JS attended Russian Orthodox Christian seminary. His mother hoped that JS would become a bishop. However, JS future was overtaken by the intense ambition of [nīcha-Guru-yuti-Rahu][Makara-10] [parivartamsha Shani-12 karmesha] Despite notable intellectual promise, Stalin abandoned his clerical education age 21, getting expelled for skipping [Ketu] final exams. He then moved into full-time gangsterism.

A wobbly anchor in old age - ending life in Ketu Mahadasha

  • Ford Motor Co. 1863-1947 assembly line Henry Ford [inventive-pioneering Rohiṇī-1] Nicha-Shukra-8 activates Ketu-4-Vrishabha. HF developed unbalanced, groundless [Ketu] foundational theories about the stability of the human race - and how to protect it from devaluation [Urisha]. AF concocted theories of ethnic superiority, based [4] in unsubstantiated [Ketu] occult logic [Kanya-Shukra-8]. Increasingly anxious during his final 7 years in Ketu Mahadasha, HF was unable to make an agreement (Shukra-nīcha) to transfer executive power to a younger generation of management. His only son had predeceased him, and HF could not solidify [Ketu] the end of things [4]. Until nearly the hour of death, HF clung to the ephemeral [Ketu] delusion that only his mystical empowerments [8] could anchor the company. [Power eventually transferred to a grandson.]

Another version = schooling (4) foundational education = local and patriotic but very exclusive and elite, so that Ketu-4 grows up almost entirely out of contact with the Great Base of the Pyramid which consists of the lower peoples and their emotionally charged but parochial worldview.

  • UK-King 1948- Charles-3 was said to have been homesick and unhappy at school [4]. Following aristocratic custom [4] of the era, he was sent from home at the tender age of eight to a series of different boarding schools. Age 17, Charles studied two terms in Australia. He returned home only rarely. Following a BA diploma from Trinity College, Cambridge, Chandra-Rahu-Mesha-10 = elite military officer training.

  • UK-PM Finest Hour 1874-1965 Winston Churchill . According to his writings, young Churchill as a child barely saw his father. Before school-age, he had a nanny. Then he was sent to boarding school and neither of his parents visited him there. Nevertheless, the name "Spencer-Churchill" was widely recognized in aristocratic British society, granting entitlements to property (4) and admission to elite schools (4).

Ketu's behavior is always directed by Ketu's ruler. Here is a case of Ketu-4 ruled by a powerful [uchcha] Mangala-1 casting drishti into Ketu-4 while Mangala is further strengthened via Guru and more.

  • Opus Dei 1902-1975 St. Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer [KSY] Ketu-4 ruled by [uchcha-Budha-yuti-Kuja-yuti-Guru-1] with Guru-1 parivartamsha to lagnesha Shani-12. Father Escriva founded several colleges and a university. Despite his propensity to discuss extreme experiences of personality-dissolution while in a state of prayer (which is not much different from clinical insanity) Fr. Escriva retained and indeed developed his priestly legitimation within the RC Church due to the enormous support from Ketu's institution-loving Makara - Draco planetary rulers. Not to mention that Ketu receives the powerful 4th drishti of Mesha's ruler the [uchcha] Mangala-1, which pushes this Ketu into the fundamental-schooling activities in a very dynamic way. Yet, the schools all retain Ketu's misty qualities of uncertain boundaries between conventional education and personal spiritual experience.

Untenable properties

Rahu-10 desires to rule over a people whose folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms and expectations are only vaguely understood [Ketu] and toward whom Rahu-10 feels a certain disregard for their commonness. Not contempt, but a certain incoherent vagueness of comprehension [Ketu].

  • POTUS-31 Challenge to Liberty 1874-1964 Herbert Hoover * During the first, worst years of the Great Depression, Hoover suffered from chronic alienation from the common base. Promoting a champion's narrative of self-reliance (Rahu-10-Mesha) rather than building social safety nets for the vulnerable unemployed masses, Hoover lost the election due to people thinking he was a heartless, detached, elite creep, responsible for the Hooverville homeless encampments (Ketu-4) that grew in squalor across the USA.

Ketu-4's vagueness about the life lived by the vast majority in the great base of the social pyramid partners with power-hungry Rahu-10's notorious ability to rule fiercely, absent empathy for the common people.

Ketu-4 yearns for: emotional stability, mother's unconditional love, and deep roots in the culture of a settled people - but cannot sustain it

  • Ketu-4e often lives abroad or moves nebulously from home to home within several cultural districts of the homeland

  • Bhukti of Ketuva may feature extensive wandering, and perhaps even abandonment of the homeland if bhava-11 (8th-from-4th) is strong

  • as a life trait, Ketu-4 may undertake long journeys across the land, such as long automobile trips during which normal routines (4) are suspended.

Helpful in military careers because Ketu-4 is comfortable with a scattered home-base and long absence from home-roots.

(bhava-11 = 8th from 4th = new patriation, new homeland identity, new passport)

(give adequately stable home environment if Ketu's ruler is strong, but one feels frequently insecure and dissatisfied with these)


Institutional vs. Parochial

Ketu in 4 = one is often psychically compelled by a hunger for validation via high-visibility professional roles.

  • The home life including parenting and property ownership-stewardship becomes less engaging

  • Often the parents, especially the mother, are emotionally unavailable

The Ketu native may appear disinterested and dissatisfied toward even the most socially grand and spectacular home properties or educational diploma. Unless the bandesha-4 is strong, even prestige vehicles such as luxury automobiles may have little attraction.

If in a position of social power, Ketu-4 is likely to have professional livery or simply prefer to walkr.

The homelife is somewhat scattered ,

one is disinterested in conventional school,

the parents are often in some state of ungroundedness or insufficiency (often financial)

there may be substitute parents who are servants or salaried workers

the household is rather unstable

and one may be diagnosed with some variety of wandering attention pattern

on the plus side, extra-sensitive psychically to the presence of plant-deva and spiritual guidance in the garden - although one may not follow through on their instructions, the natural perspective is non-discriminating and one may be aware of their presence at least.

Unless Chandra is well-supported, the parents might be emotionally unavailable.

Psychological expectation of abandonment and rejection by parents, homeland, schools and schoolteachers, caretakers, the place of birth. one may abandon homes and vehicles and leaves school.

One may leave the region of birth and move to a new region, or even reject one's citizenship and adopt a foreign country as the new homeland, only to become rootless and dissatisfied in the new place. (Ketu = abandonment, chidrakaraka)

  • Ketu is a moral *walled * enemy of root-dwelling, place-clinging Chandra.

Tends to surrender or give away one's owned-stewarded property , deeds of title, securities, vehicles, diploma and certificates of schooling.

The parents , especially The mother and the fourth spouse (if any) = Ketu-ish, peculiar, detached, eccentric, odd.

  • Feels that security, ownership, and protection = mirage.

Rather apathetic toward conventional schooling in general. Disconnected from property ownership-stewardship and root-culture traditions.

Abandonment or separation from the parents, loss of home, stability et-cetera for spiritual benefit of moksha

Ketu-4 may suggest a withdrawn or addicted personality to mother, although the primary indicator of Mother is matrikaraka Chandra. Ketu-4 must be considered only a secondary indicator of the mother's instability, and more often a pattern of rootlessness or frequent house moves or needing often to stay in temporary dwellings for reasons of work duty.

Mother is emotionally unavailable or unreliable. Child must learn to mother him/herself. Extreme weakness of adult parent-type role models.

During Vimshottari periods of Ketu, feelings of homelessness and rootlessness. Child must learn to create their own safe nest.

Vimshottari period s of Ketu

  • During Ketu bhukti of any mahadasha and acutely during the Ketu-Ketu svabhukti, one born with Ketu in Bandhu Bhava may have a hopeless feeling that one's mother ... (or both parents), childhood home, schooling, owned-stewarded property , and folkways 'roots' cultural habits(4) are slipping away for reasons that seem out of one's control .

This feeling of being a drifting spectator toward the conditions of one's own life may be even more profound when either Chandra or the indriya-lagna occupy a Nakshatra of Ketuva = Aśvini, Magha - Regulus, or Mula - Nirṛti.

Ketu-4 weakens the physical heart, Therefore, the native must attend more carefully than normal to one's cardiac health.

  • Without proper attention, heart can become a psychic weak spot which lacks protective boundaries.

  • With sensible lifestyle, regular check-ups and management of diet, the problems can be averted.

disregards boundaries


empty houses

collapsed cultures

dispossessed domains

fragmented foundations

foggy pathways

nebulized neighborhoods

lost rhythms

pulverized ancient routines

untenable real-estate properties

uncolonized lands


ashes to ashes, dust to dust

tendency to walk-away from domestic roles

forgotten civilizations

Rahu-10's public profile is high-and-recognizable while due to Ketu-4, the home roots often shift, moving from place-to-place, not grounded into the parents' culture

The folkways, ancient customs, established cultural norms, and beliefs of the Great Base may be of little interest to Ketu-4. Instead, Rahu-10 supplies a passion for high-visibility leadership roles matched to Rahu's rashi.

Uncharacteristically for this normally gentle and land-rooted group, Ketu detaches the desires and disengages the clinging attachments of

  • householders, denizens, citizens, parishioners
  • parents, schoolteachers, caretakers, dwellers in the settlement
  • police, environmentalists, defenders of the land
  • priests of the ancient liturgies, ritualists, pujari, blessers of burials
  • patriots, localists, guardians of the folkways

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

  • cultural roots are scattered

  • careless with matters of the home

  • detached from the conventional and expected routines of home life such as regular meals, transportation of children to school, schedule of home-based occupations, regular home-maintenance such as cooking and laundry.

  • Parents are often dismissed, especially the mother. Little concern for the basic, habitual needs, such as nourishment, local protection, schooling, and shelter.

  • detached from the Childhood Home, School, Parents, Homeland, Folkways, Patriotism

  • apathetic toward Local folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms, Basics, Roots, Belongingness, nurturing, Protections

  • unconcerned with Security, Defense, Police, the polis (walled city), Place-Fixed Wealth, owned-stewarded properties, Buildings, Shelters

  • scattered approach toward of Licensing, Diplomas, Examinations, completion of studies; also ambivalent toward the career of the mate (10th from 7th)

  • unfocused on matters of the end of things such as burial, things underground, foundations, roots, basements, the Earth

busts-up, scatters the childhood home; disperses parents and patriotism, especially the mother; eliminates restrictions on passport, homeland roots, and rhythmic folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of a people.

Dissolution of Schooling * Empty Diploma

  • Russ 1870-1924 Bolshevik Vladimir Ulyanov Lenin Via an arrangement negotiated by his mom [Chandra] Somana-yuti-Ketu (7) young Vlad received a college diploma from a university that he had never attended (St. Petersburg),

  • UK-PM Path to Power 1925-2013 Margaret Thatcher [Samka KSY] [imaginative-guiding Vaishva-4] MT earned a BS-Chemistry diploma from Somerville College, Oxford. However, she became a tax attorney and then a politician, leaving the chemistry skills unused.

Even with much preparation for a teaching career, may walk-away from conventional classroom teaching.

Ketu- 4

Apathetic or detached from home, mother, property,

wanders away from the routine folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of the mother's family, the nation-state,

disinterested in the defense of boundaries and frontiers,

eschews real estate, vehicles, education,

apathetic toward social security, socialization, emotional security, protection, folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms and manners,

may disregard the conventional practice of licensing, passing examinations, earning school diploma

empties the kitchens, cuts the roots,

dries or scatters gardens, houses, buildings, loss of children,

ambivalent loss of creativity, old age, beginnings and endings

Neglects home, roots, properties, socialization, licensing, basic education, the mother and her people


power-vacuum in the topics of 4, a svabhava of Chandra the Protector-Defender

  • One's connection to the power-source of rootedness in a fixed place is somehow severed.

  • unsettled

  • unstable, unreliable, uncertain, unpredictable, restless, restive, inconstant, uninhabited, unpopulated, unpeopled, uncolonized, unoccupied


sees the weaknesses in parents, home, school, folk-rhythms, cultural roots, ethnic folkways, acts of piety, ancient customs, and established cultural norms

lacks accountability toward the established cultural rhythms and routines, the foundational schooling, the root customs, the homeland boundaries, the patriots

disoriented in the homeland

disconnected from the home-culture

unsure footing, flimsy foundations

peripatetic; may visit many lands

landslide, earthquake, split-and-sever the land

goes roaming through homes, schools, foundations, shelters * rarely at home

apathy toward ethnicity; dispersion of the customary morality

disconnected from the mother

disregards, nebulizes, scatters the roots - routes - ruts - routines (4)

indecisively unable to make up the mind in matters of home, school, farming, shelter, transport, boundaries, root-culture

Regardless of how one is really handling the world of home and country, the native can passively reflect the patriotic, parent-and-teacher loving image of the psychic projections of the collective unconscious.

Ketu the Witness connects the native to the experiences of His house through all-encompassing, no-judgment observation. No ethical analysis, no cultural filters. Sees all. In bhava-4, the experience is binding oneself to cultural roots for security.

Dissatisfaction, ambivalence and uncertainty regarding the privilege to express property ownership-stewardship and education in the customs of the maternal line.

Depending on Ketu's lord, one may have educator's skills or ability to manage lands, properties, and vehicles -- but one feels detached from their value.

  • Peculiarities of the immune system , especially the lymph glands And the stomach . Must take care to protect the stomach from psychic incursion of grief, due to an effable sense of loss .

Resistance to validation t hrough education, lands, properties, and vehicles; the parents , especially the mother, seem distant and unconnected to one's essential selfr.

The mother (and parents as a unity) are overly detached and frustrated in life, creating emotional insecurity for the child.

Some aspect of the childhood home is uncertain and unstable - perhaps parents fail to pay the rent, or their livelihood requires frequent moves, or their personality disorders make the home unsuitable for guests.

Education is also disrupted and inconclusive. There are other possible means to the end - but the end is, emotional instability and uncertainty due to conditions of childhood home.

Marginalized by the "guardian class" of the educational and"cultural roots " establishment.

Ketu in bhava-4 may indicate a despair arising from a deep and unsatisfied longing to connect with the roots of one's mother's lineage. One may feel uneducated, unlicensed, unprotected physically or emotionally, and profoundly disconnected from or unwanted by one's parents.

Ketu in Bandhu bhava indicated disconnectedness (and need to take a witness role toward matters of belongingness, shelter and the primary shelterers (the parents), ownership or stewardship of the earth, entitlement to possess material goods especially properties and vehicles, foundations , and the conclusions or ends of matters.

Acute disappointment toward one or both of the parents, a dysfunctional parent, or a parent with some type of alienating chronic condition such as a mental or physical illness, addiction, etc.

The relationship to the parents being the most basic root of emotional and cultural security, the native with Ketu in bandhu bhava may feel fundamentally insecure throughout life. c

One may desperately try to possess material goods in the effort to feel secure. However, the gnawing deeper dissatisfaction will always be present because Shri Ketu is sending a message!

The message is witness.One with Ketu in bhava-4 who can achieve the neutral and disengaged perspective, who holds no expectation of normal results, will achieve remarkable spiritual liberation.

" Witness viewpoint" will be especially effective regarding expectations of the parents , who are rather bound to be failures in the business of providing core security o one who has this Ketu placement in bhava-4.

(Ketu in 4th-from-Moon, lack of protective security from the maternal grandmother. Also improves with witness to her behavior, replacing criticism or reactive judgment.)

Detachment from the mother's home.

The character of the mother herself is best seen through Chandra, but Ketu is sukha bhava shows that the mother is not much present in the child's early home life. (Mother may in fact be out in the world and influencing the child in other ways;

A wandering sensibility in education. Samples various studies, but precious little deep meaning available from formal education. Poorly prepared or uncaring teachers in early education. Does not easily absorb or attach oneself to the conventional values of his birth culture.

An outlander in terms of cultural identity; may identify more strongly with a country not his own. Unless the Moon is very strong, mother is a weak influence on personality development.

Mother is disconnected from the home, and substitute caretakers fill her role. She may be detached from her own foundations through mental illness, drug addiction, heavy external commitments, or other disassociation with the home-keeping and nurturing roler.

Absence of a strong attachment to the maternal home may stimulate a stronger connection to the father's beliefs and lineage.

Little interest in sustaining traditional home life, or ownership/stewardship of the land. May not be concerned with environmental pollution or responsibility toward Earth. Free agent; few roots.

when Ketu the Releaser occupies bandhu bhava, Rahu must occupy karma-bhava. Native will have a desire to develop the values of the father's family (bhava-10) into some sort of public leadership role.

Native's national sensibilities are blunted; while their international or global orientation is strengthened. These natives are citizens of the world, but they may not have the full trust or support of their own people.


Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia

QUOTATION Das commentary Ketu in bhava-4

" ... full support and help from the mother may not be had.

Often you are away from home, and when home, there is some strife .

  • Ketu holds things back and upsets things. The 4th house is mother, the heart, and home life, real estate. These things in your life may be a little troublesome.

The heart can mean the physical heart or the inner heart.

You may find that you cannot quite give your heart to something you feel pretty good about.

  • Reservations for no reason may appear, f or example.

  • That will be Ketu acting, just to test your resolve to make you sure of what you do.

Ketu in the 4th may indicate that the mother holds back from giving to you for some reason, or that inheritance from her side is withheld.

You leave the mother's home early, and you are the nervous type.

In an assembly of persons, you may be looked down on, or not seen as equal to the others.

  • Some stigma is there.

  • Valiant, truth loving, soft and sweet.

Watch for an overly critical nature and unpleasantness with the parents .

  • Ketu in the 4th means that you may have a hard time getting or keeping real estate.

  • People may consider you in contempt.

  • Ketu makes you thin and fiery.

  • Land and property may become a confusing issue at times -- you may not know what to do about a piece of property in a Ketu ruled period for example.

There will be some jeopardy of the honor of yourself or family.

There is much strife or discord in the family background ,

  • especially probably on the mother's side." [end quote]


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