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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 seventh house

relationship deficit

marital dissociations

pointless pledges

unclear disjointed partnership objective

collapsed covenants

dissolved unsustainable promises

disregards contracts

surrender of outdated oaths

contempt of court


The Four Noble Truths

QUOTATION from Cutting Through Spiritual Materialism by Chögyam Trungpa, p. 152-153

"Having become acutely aware of our dissatisfaction, we begin to search for a reason for it.

By examining our thoughts and actions, we discover that we are continually struggling to maintain and enhance ourselves.

We realize that this struggle is the root of suffering.

So we seek an understanding of the process of struggle.

This is the Second Noble Truth taught by the Buddha, the truth of the origin of suffering."


Public Figure Examples


[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within innovative, competitive relationships]

[dispersed engagement with innovative partnership] [dissolution of wartime advocacies] [incoherent lawcourt duels]

[surrenders pioneering contracts] [ignores broken fresh-start promises] [apatheticly forgives the trespasses of dominating advisors] [abandons unsustainable physical arrangements] [unconventional athletic pairings] [absent from empty blood alliances]

[disregards primitive marriage conventions] [eccentric kinetic energy in the marital union]

[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering Rahu-Tula-1 fabulous physical embodiment]

  • Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini [political-displaying Bharani-1] [Kala-Amrita Ananta- KSY]


[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- educatorBP 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]

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


[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[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 inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-1 fabulous physical embodiment]


[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within parental, caretaking relationships]

[dispersed engagement with protective partnership] [dissolution of environmentalist advocacies]

[surrenders routinized alliances] [forgives broken emotional promises] [abandons unsustainable customary arrangements]

[disregards undulating pre-verbal rhythms] [eccentric ethnic routines]

[passively fixated on ambitious regulatory Rahu-Makara-Draco-1 fabulous physical embodiment]


[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within ceremonial, displaying relationships]

[dispersed engagement with creative partnership] [dissolution of political advocacies]

[surrenders celebrity alliances] [forgives broken romantic promises] [abandons unsustainable speculative arrangements]

[passively fixated on ambitiously friendly- profitable Rahu-Kumbha-1 fabulous physical embodiment]

  • POTUS-26 National Parks 1858-1919 Theodore Roosevelt [political-dramatizing Pūrvaphalgunī-1] [vargottamsha]

  • The Mirror 1895-1986 theosophy Jiddu Krishnamurti [mysterious-transformative Pūrvaphalgunī- 4]

  • Yogaville 1914-2002 Swami Satchidananda [publishing-explaining Magha-3]

  • Genesis 1951- songwriter drummer Phil Collins [optimistic-dogmatic Uttaraphalgunī-1] [??]


[for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within ministerial, service relationships]

[dispersed engagement with enslaving partnership] [dissolution of medical advocacies]

[surrenders useless assisting advice] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of disoriented legal assistants] [abandons unsustainable complaining arrangements] [absent from empty toxic alliances]

[disregards unbalanced agreements] [eccentric service contracts]

[passively fixated on ambitiously imaginative-symbolic Rahu-Meena- fabulous physical embodiment]


[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within diplomatic, brokered relationships]

[unconcerned with inequity] [dispersed engagement with equal partnerships] [dissolution of equity-seeking advocacies]

[surrenders fair bargains] [forgives broken contractual promises] [abandons unsustainable marriage arrangements] [absent from empty bargained alliances]

[disregards negotiated agreements] [eccentric exchange deals]

[passively fixated on ambitiously competitive-challenging Rahu-Mesha-1 fabulous physical embodiment]



[Urisha indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within secretive, transformative relationships]

[unconcerned with catastrophic disengagement] [dispersed trust in undisclosed partnerships] [dissolution of exploratory advocacies]

[surrenders suddenly-changing bargains] [ignores broken emergency promises] [apatheticly forgives the trespasses of disguised advisors] [abandons unsustainable hidden arrangements] [absent from empty forbidden alliances]

[disregards evolving agreements] [eccentric dangerous deals]entreasured ambivalent partners] [passively fixated on ambitiously sensual-entreasuring Rahu-Urisha-1 fabulous physical embodiment]


[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

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

[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]

  • USA-Sen-Calif 1964- Kamala Devi Harris [pioneering-champion Mūla-1]


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


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

[for Karkata indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within status-ranked, hierarchical relationships]

[dispersed engagement with class-conscious partnership] [dissolution of regulatory advocacies]

[surrenders useless formallly bargained alliances] [ignores broken legal promises] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of government counselors] [abandons unsustainable obligatory arrangements]

[disregards legislative agreements] [eccentric governance deals]

[passively fixated on ambitiously protective-defensive Rahu-Karkata-1 fabulous physical embodiment]


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

[for Simha indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within profitable, social-economic relationships]

[dispersed engagement with marketplace partnership] [dissolution of proletarian advocacies]

[surrenders useless friendly alliances] [ignores broken promises of gainful fellowship] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of economic associates] [abandons unsustainable revenue arrangements]

[disregards goal-oriented agreements] [eccentric gainful deals] [economic shifts disperse advising attorneys]

[passively fixated on ambitiously speculative-political Rahu in Singha-1 fabulous physical embodiment]



[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

[absence, disappointment, disorientation within quiet, fantasizing relationships]

[dispersed engagement with contemplative partnership] [dissolution of visionary advocacies]

[surrenders dreamlike alliances] [forgives broken conceptual promises] [abandons unsustainable private guidance arrangements]

[disregards bedroom agreements] [eccentric imaginative deals]

[passively fixated on ambitiously ministering-assisting Rahu in Partha-1 fabulous physical embodiment]

ganesha_black.jpg[absence, disappointment, disorientation within contractual, agreed relationships]

Ketu's Ruler

As always with the upa-graha, all outcomes depend very significantly upon the placement and qualities of the graha ruler.'

For example, if Shukra is Ketu's ruler then the couple may persist in a state of social harmony despite the partner's disinterest or disengagement. Yet Shukra-6 can indicate that the partner is self-medicating, or sick.

Marriages can be long or short, depending upon Ketu's ruler and incoming drishti.

Contracts may be durable or fleeting, depending upon Ketu's ruler and incoming drishti.

Lingers at the edges of treaties, trusts, and avowed agreements with scattered focus, unable to sustainably connect.

Peer relationships tend to be unsupportive and empty, even when the social facade remains intact.

May wander through wedded status, business partnership, employment agreement, or financial promisory with a fuzzy sense of purpose, unclear on the location of the balance point of mutual benefit.

Unless the ruler is well-supported, alliances tend toward dissolution.

Despair over lack of fair resolution, and tentative deals are prone to collapse.

Although Ketu typically produces His karaka dissociative results, Graha-yuti-Ketu [7] may permit Ketu Periods of the Vimshottari Dasha calendar to produce the results of His co-tenant.

Check incoming drishti into Ketu-7

Check 7th-from-Chandra for emotionally comfortable ways of bargaining, adjudicating, and correlating which may compensate the evacuating patterns of equity-abandoning Ketu-7.

Apathetic Akasha-11 tends to unravel the loyalty oaths and covenants.

Trusthworthiness and troths may flame up, then die-in-the-sky, like a comet [Ketu].

Yet, the passionate, opposite force of Rahu in bhava-1 tends to infuse the unique, individual personality with deep craving for overreachingly energized identity. Physical embodiment and independent action may be intense.

KETU IN Bhava- 7

Similar to the effect of Ketu in 7th from Chandra

Collapsing Ketu adds an element spiritual detachment to social expectations regarding marriage and enduring partnerships.

Yet Ketu-7 offers a precious spiritual option to surrender, step away, and offer witness to the practice of abandoning unsustainable relationships (7). Apathy toward most forms of partnership, whether personal or professional.

Parties to any contract may have a tendency to default

  • unreliable advice,
  • apathetic counsel,
  • distracted representation
  • evaporating agreements
  • disinterested first-spouse
  • wandering alliances

Rahu-1 ensures that one generally follows the slogan, "if you want something done right, do it yourself."

power-vacuum in the social areas of harmonizing Professor Bright Beautiful Bhrigu

  • One's connection to the power-source of relationships and contractual agreements is somehow severed.

  • [apathy toward partnership]

  • [surrenders outdated promises]

  • [forgives unnecessary contractual obligations]

  • [dissolves legal arrangements]

collapse, surrender, disorientation in matters of legal contracts, marriage alliance, terms of agreement, peer relationships.

Weak psychic boundaries create difficulty to achieve, obtain, maintain, or retain connection to

  • disregard for Agreements, Contracts, Negotiations, Bargains, Deals

  • careless with the interests of the mate, unconcerned with balance of mutuality;

  • on the other side of the scale, the mate often has little engagement within the partnership, and the mate may lack a capacity for mutuality

  • disinterest in Marriage, Alliance, points of Mutual Interest, advice, consultation

  • apathetic toward Harmony, betrothal, troth, truth, Trust, Promise, peerage * paréage

  • scattered awareness of social expectations regarding fairness, justice, equity, equality, alignment, balance, grace


  • check Mangala to identify the type of energy and drive that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively competitive companions


check Shukra to identify the type of harmonizing sensuality that motivates Ketu

disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively pleasure-seeking companions

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


check Budha to identify the type of managing mentality that motivates Ketu

disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively chattering companions

  • Annunciation 1452-1519 logic Leonardo daVinci [inventive-dominating Punarvasu-1] As a gay man in the fiftteenth century Catholic world, da Vinci had romantic partners, but marriage was denied to him. Later in life, he formed a deep bond with an much-younger apprentice [Mithuna] However, their relationship remained legally invisible.


  • check Chandra to identify the type of soothing protection that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively security-seeking companions


check Surya to identify the type of brilliant display that motivates Ketu

disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively entitled companions


  • Yogaville 1914-2002 Swami Satchidananda [Ketu in publishing-explaining Magha-3] Following the premature death of his young wife, SSS handed the children to his own mother and joined a monastic corps. After taking consecrated vows of austerity and obedience to his guru, SSS had relatively little direct contact with his two sons and grandchildren [also Shani-5 = separation from children]. Became the charismatic center [Simha] of his own self-styled Swami order.


  • check Budha to identify the type of managing mentality that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively helping companions


  • check Shukra to identify the type of harmonizing sensuality that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively pleasure-seeking companions


  • check Mangala to identify the type of energy and drive that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively chattering companions


check Brihaspati to identify the type of inspirational belief that motivates Ketu

disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively philosophical companions

  • Seven Year Itch 1926-1962 Marilyn Monroe wed two weeks after her 16th birthday, to a stranger, the 21-yo son of family friends. Juvenile MM needed to acquire adult status by getting married. The goal was for MM to exit the abusive foster-care system into which she was entrapped due to a mentally ill mother, and prevent her from being again remanded to an equally abusive county orphanage. Three marriages, all optimistic [Dhanus], circumstantial, and emotionally vacant.


  • check Shani to identify the type of lawful realism that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively conventional companions


  • check Shani to identify the type of lawful realism that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively friendly companions


  • check Brihaspati to identify the type of inspirational belief that motivates Ketu
  • disoriented, disinterested, disengaged, passively imaginative companions

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

;From primary caretakers perspective [4] toward their home-making sheltering action.

Ketu located in 4th-from-4 could show the mother-figure’s [4] ritualized disorientation while performing routine homecare.

Mom can have fragmented or disconnected or peculiar approach toward household tasks which either create exhaustion due to energy-depleting methods [fragmented Ketu] or are simply abandoned. Outcome depends on Ketu's ruler.

To produce a truly incoherent household management style, Ketu yuti a nicha-graha.

For example, Ketu-yuti-nicha-Budha can signal mental disorientation to manual tasks, leading to OCD over-management of simple tasks or unnecessarily high repetition of handwork.

Ketu-7 Could affect schoolteachers too, producing inconsistent classroom environment. Patterns of frequent substitute teachers due to regular instructors abandoning the classroom, or teachers leaving the windows open at night, or incoherent teacher behavior.

Similarly can affect police who should be patroling the perimeter of the settlement for safety, yet their behavior may be incoherent or scattered, often absent [Ketu] from post, or inconsistent interactions with citizens.

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-7]

disequilibrium = scattered balance

  • Unsettled, disoriented, free-wandering agreements.
  • Often dissociated from the partners.
  • Tends to walk away from fixed contracts.
  • Abandons conventional mechanism for bargaining and deal-making.
  • Disregard for the authority structures that maintain legal judgments.
  • Liberation via understanding that relationships are impermanent by design, including one's own marriages, trusts, and pairings.

Ketu located in [7th-from-Chandra = Chandra-yuti-Rahu] Emotionally charged ambition for importance. One may find the first alliance to be unsustainably dissociated, unsupportive, or uninterested.

Generally, free of concern regarding balance, trust, or agreement with others. Disregards fair contracts. Ketu tends to give results of His ruler.

Attachment-Detachment within relationships

[Ketu in classroom-7] suggests that lifepartner-1 may practice emotional distancing to the point of abandonment.


Depending on the character of Ketu's ruler, R-K relationships may be dominantly physical, based mainly on upholding illusory agreements and posturing [Rahu] in social roles.

Rahu-1 may deploy the partner to manage the property contract 7th = 4th from 4th); However, the contract is more focused on materializing of higher status and less on interpersonal affinity.

Ungrounded understanding of trusts, treaties, troth, and unclear expectations of the marriage alliance. Equity, parity, justice, fair contracts may evade one.

  • Iran-Pres 1956- traffic engineer Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. Exacerbated by yuvati-pati = [nīcha] Shukra indicating a nearly constitutional inability to maintain agreements or deal fairly with others.

Implications for educational diploma because Ketu occupies 4th-from-4th

May have vague expectations of marriage-1. Additional marriages should be judged via bhava-2 and karaka-2. Ketu-1 tends toward untethered, incomplete or incoherently articulated expectations of marriage partner-1.

  • Seven Year Itch 1926-1962 Marilyn Monroe [secretive-undisclosing Pūrvāṣāḍhā-4] Starting on her modeling and film career with wartime photographs, the pretty girl Norma soon to become the media-manufactured product Marilyn Monroe (Rahu-1Arudra) had little in common with her first husband. No children into the marriage, and she barely saw him. She divorced him [Ketu] when he returned stateside and never spoke to him again. While she became a celebrity movie-star, he served as a city policeman.7th-from-Chandra-8 = Karkata protection.

May expect unconditional love (which a parent lavishes upon a child) with the properly conditional love of a socially contracted union such as marriage union or business partnership.

  • Unsure [Ketu] how to effect an equitable division of labor in marriage.

  • Unanchored, incoherently signaled entrance-exit behavior in contractual agreements.

  • Scattered sense of balance; deal-disperser; blasts apart bargains.

  • Cut off from mate and business partners.

  • Disengaged from the reality of the mate; rather, the mate becomes a means toward the end of Rahu's gain of higher privilege

The charismatic personality of Rahu-1 is often in the spotlight. Rahu-1 tends to attract a Ketu-mate-1 who is somewhat peculiar, disconnected, apathetic, disoriented, or attention-scattered.

An ambitious, larger-than-life Rahu-1 personality may have a tendency to discount, devalue, or disregard the spouse.

  • Way to Wealth 1706-1790 printer ambassador Benjamin Franklin had a disconnecting Ketu-7 in both D-1 and D-9. BJF entered into a common-law partnership (a witnessed legal document) with Ms. Deborah Read. This de facto contract was not a marriage, but it protected their children and their shared domicile from criminal charges of bigamy. DR was a young woman in legal limbo [Ketu]. Her runaway first husband had absconded with her dowry. The derelict husband was never traced, could not be declared living or dead [Ketu]. Thus, she could never obtain a legal divorce and she was legally unmarriageable. After finding love with freethinking Franklin, she bore three children. DR remained a background personality. Unlike other wives of prominent men, DR did not escort BJF to public events [Ketu].

  • Deborah's history was laden with secrecy and dangerous for its day (BJF Ketu-Vṛścika). She had been first married to a cheat who stole her dowry, then disappeared. Because the cheat could never be located, DR could never receive a divorce based on abandonment. While socially cast as somewhere between a wife and a servant, DR dutifully assisted BJF in the print-shop + she helped his business partner during BJF's frequent absences.

  • BJF maintained regular social networking Chandra-Kumbha-10 on behalf of the new American Republic. A famous figure = Rahu-1 [uchcha], BJF criss-crossed the Atlantic frequently for business + politics. Claiming sea-sickness, DR never travelled with him [Ketu]. When BJF sold the business, he essentially bequeathed the proceeds to his Philadelphia household. Since they were never married, they did not require a legal divorce, but DR received an annuity from the business sale. DR was regularly ill = Surya-Makara 6th-from-Simha.

  • When DR died, the ever-promiscuous BJF had long since relocated to England and established a retirement lifepartnership there. Despite the availability of quick return by packet-ship, BJF did not attend Deborah's funeral. As suggested by BJF's Ketu-7 in both D-1 and D-9, his marital commitment was weak overall. BJF makes only the most minimal reference to DR in his writings. By contrast, BJF wrote effusively about both his older son + his younger daughter.

Any graha yuti Ketu or casting drishti upon Ketu will alter the marital profile.

The Ketu-7 partner knows what one needs . Rahu-1 needs a partner who can promote Rahu-1's urgent ascendance to privilege without competing for the attention which is used by Rahu-1 as fuel to energize His trajectory.

Ketu-7 never steals Rahu-1's opportunistic thunder. Rather, this pair is well suited for the two-person career in which Ketu-7, although psycho-emotionally disengaged, fulfills the place-holder role and meets social pairing expectations.

The prospect of a sustainable alliance is a mirage [Ketu] yet often successfully enjoyed for a period of time. Typically, Rahu-1 dissolves marriages during the lifetime due to the scattering force of Ketu-7

  • Twilight of the Idols 1844-1900 Ubermensch Friedrich Nietzsche FWN did not marry during his lifetime. He declared undying love and offered marriage to young philosophy student, Lou Salome. Yet, in the same discourse, FWN declared that he mainly wanted a disciple, an adherent to his philosophy, for whom FWN might serve as a mentor.

prognosis changes if there are any graha in 7. E.g. Shani-7 [dikbala] is materially loyal and rarely divorces.

When Rahu-1 looks into the mirror of the spouse for confirmation and validation of one's own social value, the reflection is nebulous, fragmented, or incoherent

many separations from partners; may have a repeating pattern of discarding several spouses in pursuit of some ineffable more flattering mirror


perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to Other.


  • Prestige-hungry Rahu is intensely focused on ascension.

  • Ambivalent, escapist Ketu is directionless and scattered.

  • Rahu can make long-range plans while Ketu suffers a short attention span.

  • Rahu-Ketu in the indriya-lagna, in the Chandra lagna, or in Svamsha = a core partnership loaded with frustration.

  • Rahu rages with closely targeted ambitious desire while Ketu disperses like scattershot .

  • Remarkably, these people always find each other. The longer they stay together, the more bi-polar the relationship becomes.

Constant and repeating separations

  • The time-honored best practice with these couples = spending long periods of time away from each other.

  • This pattern of spending more time apart than together can preserve the marriage.

Many high-achieving men and women have Rahu in lagna, and their marriage movement patterns usually involve frequent and extensive absences, with the Rahu person's achievement environment often located in a prestige location while the partner remains in a distant [Ketu] setting.

The Ketu spouse appears only sporadically for showcase functions.

When Rahu-1 is joined by another graha (or more) one may become an iconic personality, dazzling in the spotlight of importance and noble attributes. Nevertheless, the marriage connection is dismal.

Ketu in 7 = whether male or female or somewhere in-between, the ambitious, achieving Rahu -1 is often constrained by marriage-union to a dispersed, emotionally scatteredKetutype.

  • The Ketu-Other feels an incurable apathy toward self-Rahu's adventures

  • While the Rahu-self craves elite status recognition and privileged entry into exotic groups.

  • Although Ketu contributes little to Rahu (Ketu casts no drishti), Rahu casts drishti upon 5, 7 and 9 -- three auspicious bhava.

  • The ambitious, desirous Rahu-self tries to infuse the 5-7-9 triad of children-spouse-wisdom with the energy of self-elevation. Rahu tries to invest meaning, value, and above all status-object attributes into the marriage. Yet, the Ketu spouse may seem bored, short attention span disinterested, or unable to commit.

[Ketu in Bhava-7] = busts-up, scatters shared connection with the partner; disperses the terms of agreement; eliminates conventional social restrictions on the number and type of sexual alliances (7)

  • Italy-Dictator 1883-1945 Fascist Benito Mussolini trusted WW-2 Axis alliances , specifically with Hitler, to support his tyrannical schemes. Mangala-8 activates Ketu. During Shani-Mangala bhukti with both Shani-8 + Kuja-8, destruction, the regime of Adolf Hitler * Ketu-7, the partner * used Mussolini as a disposable tool, then abandoned him * Ketu. During Shani-Rahu bhukti with Mussolini's Shani in 6/8 to Rahu, the Nazi police targeted the previously illustrious Il Duce. He was captured and executed like a dog. Rahu-1 misused had assured his ignominious downfall.

The Ketu-ish partner-mate-Other of the Rahu-1 nativity may appear disinterested and dissatisfied toward even the most socially grand and spectacular mate. Ketu-7 indicates that the partner will generally not attempt to"steal the scene" from the native but is nevertheless a very importan prop (property) in Rahu-1's campaign toward grandeur.

Exception: if Surya-yuti-Ketu in 7, the partner may manifest passive-aggressive methods for scene-stealing because the partner needs considerable center-stage attention too.

The first spouse is often from a different social class or different cultural-religious background. The dissociated first spouse serves as a launching platform for the self-elevating (even self-catapulting) and notably ambitious Rahu-1 personality.


Just as Rahu the demi-god wanted desperately to sneak into the ranks of the immortal gods, and He would adopt any disguise to do so, Rahu in the nativity represents the desire to attain membership in an ultimate, exalted, pinnacle elite.

Rahu the Jyotisha Graha represents one who aims to"pass "as a member of an exotic collectivity or association (11) and thus to gain (11) privileges granted to this elite target groupr.

The self [Rahu] wants to take risks, have grand adventures, and shoot for high goals. Rahu is passionate about life and quick-uncoiling when stimulated.

The Other-partner [Ketu] = apathetic about Rahu's goals and desires. Ketu is statically ambivalent toward movement. If Ketu moves at all, He is scattered and diffuse.


  • If Ketu's lord is vigorous or Ketu yuti any graha, then Ketu will move according to influences upon Him.

  • Ketu + Shukra moves for money and luxury, although in a scattered pattern.

  • Kuja-yuti-Ketu moves energetically

The self [Rahu] = expedient, materialistic, and Goal-Oriented. (Rahu = co-lord of Kumbha-11 = goals and achievements)

The self [Rahu] = desires to charm, pander, poach and seduce one's way into a higher social station through appearance of physical vigor (1) and elite attributes of championship;

the partner-Other [Ketu] = disinterested in Rahu's struggle for recognition -- but will passively accept any assets put at their disposal.

If the Rahu-self is powerful and successful then the Ketu-spouse will accept that without further involvement; if the Rahu spouse is a failure and convicted of criminal wrongdoing in his struggle to reach the top then the Ketu spouse will accept that too, without further involvement.

  • Ketu observes all, attaches to none. Wealth or poverty, fame or ignominy, profit or loss -- the Ketu native simply walks through the roles provided at birth, counting the days toward final liberation.

The self [Rahu] wants to experience a sudden, exhilarating trajectory from the station of one's birth to a measurably"more valuable" position. The partner-Other [Ketu] seeks no weight, no value, no validation.Ketudoes not care about station, location, position, valuation, or recognition.

The self [Rahu] can be boastful and possibly deceitful. Rahu is an expedient agent in contractual agreements and often His true motives are cleverly disguised. Partner-Ketu may be uncaring and negligent in relationship, often reluctant to undertake the targeted Movement that would support Rahu's quest for social visibility, promotion, and elevation. The self-Rahu may complains of feeling unsupported by distracted, diffused, or dysfunctional Ketu partner.

Ketu-7 = often but not always a de-sexualizing, anti-lust, anti-desire influence upon the spouse. Partner's attention to other-worldly views or simply other partners.

The Rahu-1 native becomes increasingly lustful and desirous as Ketu-partner withdraws either psycho-mentally or physically or both. Sexual congress may become rather primitive or mechanical especially if Shani drishti to 7.

  • Collapsing Ketu -7 can be a sattvic placement or a tamasic placement for the partner: results depend upon Ketu's lord. Partner exhibits other-worldly energy, eccentric behaviors or peculiar physical appearance , disregard for customary appearances and ways of social-physical movement

Potential for damage to the external sexual-reproductive mechanism (external genitalia including testes) often at time of birth via accident or injury when Ketu the Undefended receives malefic drishti which signals a ghostly attackr.

Native is urgently focused, driven, ambitious determined. Spouse feels unsettled, unsupported, out of context, rootless; spouse looks fine but inside = Weakened vitality.

Abandonment and Affairs

The spouse may harbor a deep and usually unconscious psychological expectation of inevitable abandonment and rejection by Rahu-1, which oddly can cause chidrakaraka Ketu (who lacks a firm sense of time) to act as if such a rejection has already occurred although it hasn't yet, and thus Ketu spouse can undertake a compensatory Affaire du Coeur before there is officially anything to compensate.

Partner-Ketu is often Dissatisfied with one's appearance

Loss of psycho-physical grounding in the natural body.

Partner-Ketu may lack ego coherence , but this one gains psychic sensitivity of the ego-detached, has a great awareness of others' needs.

Partner-Ketu = Purges one dissatisfying attachment after the next.

Partner-Ketu = ability to reflect the aspirations and psychic projections of the public. The native = a black screen upon which the public projects its desires.

Partner-Ketu = Overall positive public impression based entirely on projected qualities from the collective unconscious, * not* on achievement or facts .

QUOTATION from Shil-Ponde. (1939).

Hindu Astrology Joytisha-Shastra . p 280:

" If Ketu be in the seventh house at birth,

the partner will die during [Ketu] period or be separated from the native .

He will suffer from urinary complains and some disease of the generative organs.

He will encounter many obstacles to his career

and will lose money because of the rivalry and competition of enemies."

One's connection to the source of partnership and lasting agreement = severed.

= detachment from the concerns of others

If Ketu's ruler is strong, expect marriage and privilege of sexually intimate partnership and marriage.

  • Yet, Ketu-7 may feel wandering and dissatisfied in the partner role.

Ketu in 7 = Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt WRT one's Ability to connect with Other

bhava-7 = spousal and advising partnerships, sexual intimacy, balance, contracts and agreements

Similar effects may be felt when Ketu the Releaser occupies 7th-from-Chandra

perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to one's matching Other Half

Apathetic or detached from the spouse, commitments of the marriage partnership, business partnership, mutual interests , law courts, legal judgments, states of balance, mutual alignment, legal and customary contracts, political alliances, diplomatic agreements, promises, negotiations, arbitration, mediation/arbitration, advisers, peer relationships of all kinds.

  • Neglects: the spouse, the partner, partnerships, contracts, agreements, balancing, law courts, legal decisions, trade agreements, shared objectives, mutual interests

Dissatisfaction, ambivalence and uncertainty regarding the privilege to express balanced and agreeable partnership.

Depending on Ketu's lord, one may have relationship management skills or ability to marry and have a spouse -- but one feels detached from their value.

  • Tends to surrender or give away one's marital privileges.

Peculiarities of the"paired organs " (7, pairs) = kidneys, adrenal glands, ears, testicles, tonsils, and other paired organs throughout the body . Must take care to protect the paired organs from psychic incursion of grief, due to an effable sense of loss .

Resistance to validation through performance art, divine intelligence, or genius celebrity; the children seem distant and unconnected to one's essential self.

chidrakarakaKetu in 7

  • scatters the contractual agreements , marriage unions, alliances and trusts.


sees the weaknesses in the spouse-partner, in the contract, in the trust-troth-betrothal, in the terms of agreement, in the alliance

lacks accountability toward the negotiators, the attorneys, the deal-makers, the marriage-matchers

tends to display apathy toward the terms of agreement (in marriage, see Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra)


disconnected from partnership

abandons the negotiations

scatters the balance

apathy toward promise, agreement,

splits the connector, cuts the yoke, severs the vow

indecisively unable to make up the mind in matters of marriage, partnership, contract, mate, match, agreement, bargain, equity, parity, trust

When located in a 7th-angle , Professor Ketu's classroom features an inability or reluctance to form enduring contracts.

Ketu's ambivalence vacuum is cause by Rahu's ambition .

Rahu-1 indicates intense desire to gain privilege via the personal appearance and competitive skills. Ketu-7 indicates the vacuum left behind after Rahu has appropriated the life energies into a desire-focused quest for importance of the flesh-body and"being first".

Considerable disregard for the importance of the partner and partnerships.

In dramatically extreme cases, the chidrakaraka in bhava-7 may actually dismember (behead) the spouse; but usually the guillotine is metaphorical.

Disengagement in marriage-union, while Rahu-1 increases urgent emphasis upon the individual personality and iconic personal appearance.

Ketu-7 = behavior of discarding, disregard, disjunction regarding partnership and partner, alliance and ally.

metaphorically Socially beheaded spouses lose their privileges

Normally, Ketu-7 indicates discard in g, disregard or disconnection from the partnership

Rahu-1 = a highly recognizable personality accompanied by Ketu-7 infidelity to exclusive agreements. Multiple liaisons

Other graha in 7 can reduce or prevent the alliance-scattering effects of Ketu

  • Shani-yuti-Ketu-7 gains disciplined, constraining dikbala in marriage

  • Ketu + Shukra-7 strengthens the financial tresury-building, advising, professional, public utility of the primary partnership

Regardless of how one is really handling the world of mating-coupling-pairing, the native can passively reflect the ideal-marriage image of the psychic projections of The collective unconscious.

  • Ketu-partner craves spiritual solitude and feels disconnected from the Madding Crowd.

Passive spiritual awareness of the inherent transient emptiness of all human-to-human relationships (7).

The marriage partner = Ketu-ish, peculiar, detached, eccentric, odd. Marriage seems like an illusion.

Frequently confuses marriage equity partnership with other non-equal relationships such as:

student-teacher, king/queen-courtier, politician-supporter, actor-fan, master-servant, or boss-employee.

Unable to ego-attach in marriage and contractual partnership. Sees the partnership as rather expedient for meeting social expectations, strengthening a profitable network association, or other instrumental purposes outside of the core relationship.

Forms and breaks relationships with ease. May conduct multiple simultaneous partnerships or be content with no partnership at all. The formation of pairs is an arbitrary practice from the viewpoint of Professor Ketu .

Apathetic toward the needs and interests of the partner . Disconnected from the concerns of others generally. Partnership becomes the instrumental means to some goal; and that goal is determined by the lord of Ketu.

Capable of cruelty due to extreme detachment from the humanity of the partner.

Due to Rahu-1 (if not counteracted by other graha in 1 or incoming drishti to 1) the native becomes inordinately focused on the Self-desire (Rahu in 1) to 'leapfrog' into higher levels of social privilege . The spouse and other partners are merely accessories who assist the native 's reptilian trajectory into a seductively captivating [Rahu] unique and vitally energized (1) but ultimately narcissistic personality.

Karaka for multiple marriages. The external facade of one's internally disconnected marriage is a blank screen which can reflect the collective unconscious. The inherent lack of mutual engagement within the union will be known to very few observers.

Folks may attribute great happiness and success therefore to a union which is essentially hollow . Due to Ketu's apathy it may be easy for the native to dehumanize others. Divorce in Ketu period.

Regardless of what one is really doing in partnerships, the native can passively reflect the mutually supportive and equalized image of the psychic projections of the collective unconscious.

Despite inherent marital problems, the public sees its own projected image. (Similar results from Shukra-yuti-Ketu in any house.)

" No barriers " Ketu connects the native to the experiences of His house through direct intuition. No analysis, no cultural filters. In bhava-7, the experience is human sexual mating, contracts, and alliances.

The partner is unresponsive and the native is negligent. Karaka for losses through enemies.

Both partners will be concerned with their own pursuits, independent minded, and rather careless of each other's welfare. Instrumental or expedient marriages, with long and convenient separations.

Also tends toward sacrificial intent in founding a partnership, such as providing a needy person with medical care or a beneficial passport: a one-time benefit rather than an ongoing exchange.

Abandons hope for a more compatible partner(" I give up" ). Acquiescing to marriage may be an act of surrender, or resignation to social pressure. Native can be faithful when Shani owns or aspects bhava-7, but the sexual-sensual mind does wanderr.

The Rahu-1 native's own marital behavior is often extravagantly sensual with Ketu in the svabhava of Shukra. A profound sense of abandon in the company of the spouse, and no sincere expectation of pleasures more refined than mating, money, food, or drink.

Ketu in 7 can be rather crude, although the aspiring Rahu-1 native does not think so and will not recognize crudeness or lewdness in one's own elite-striving self-image.

Ketu in 7 makes the partner rather distant and emotionallywithholding , as well as quite shrewd. The agency of distance can be cultural difference, sexual constitution, or barriers of mental or physical illness.

yuvati-pati-7 will show the nature of the inaccessibility. Unsatisfying social conversation with partner; however, sexual pleasures of mating = fully entitled so long as Shukra is well disposed (largely the benefit of detachment from other pressures).

Without conformist pressure of Shani, over time the native is likely to leave the first marriage in discontent. Ketu-7 = karaka for multiple relationships.

Although most married partners have a sense that they 'belong to' each other in some possessive way, with Ketu in bhava-7 it is difficult to feel or invest in a deeply interpersonal connection.

Similar effects when Ketu the Releaser occupies the 7th navamsha.

Marginalized by the legal and judicial establishment.

Ketu in 7: sexual relationship including marriage is not prevented. However, the spouse is inherently disconnected. The spouse will not satisfy one's craving for attachment to an object of sexual attraction * akarshana *.

No matter how hard the (narcissistic) native tries, this spouse can not approve the value of the native 's contribution to the marital partnership.

One is therefore "unhappy" and forced to seek deeper satisfaction from partnership "elsewhere" . The less evolved native will - perhaps after some long time - seek extramarital bonding, but this solution is also generally unsatisfactory.

The core marital relationship is " disturbed" and the native can experience humiliation if the Rahu-self vindictively exposes Ketu's negligence. However Ketu-Other will not normally upset the glass-smooth mirroring waters upon which collective unconscious projects its image of the ideal marriage.

Only Rahu-self, in a classic Rahuvian fit of pique, would do such a thing. Rahu-Ketu marriages usually collapse - if at all -- in the Rahu-1's native's Vimshottari periods of Ketu when ironically the Rahu-self surrenders and "too much Ketu" blows the cover-up.

However, if the native can redirect one's search for partnership validation away from the material partnership and toward the deeper spiritual level of partnership with the divine, one's character is enormously "unburdened" , social rules remain intact, and one may become profoundly "respected" for dignified behavior under obviously trying circumstances of an invalidating or even mentally deranged spouse. The failure of marriage may create success in spiritual life.

A normal polarity in bhava-7 = two partners with matching interests or backgrounds.

  • But when Ketu the Releaser occupies yuvati bhava, there is an"apples and oranges " incommensurability or mis-match between the partners.

  • They hail from disjoint and often incompatible backgrounds, and rarely share a common perspective.

  • Unless another graha also occupies 7, Ketu provides little opportunity to find a point of mutual interest.

Lacking the normal the"ratio" pairs of crucial linked opposites, the mind becomes "unglued" incoherent.

No matter what other auspicious influences apply to kalatra bhava, Ketu in the marriage domain is problematic. the native wants connection, but does not believe it is possible. The native cannot stay in the relationship; but neither can they leave. There is much indecisive agonizing, soul-searching, and self-justifying. Passive-aggressive behaviors in relationship may be expected.

Karaka for multiple marriages.Ketu-7= Rahu in lagna; the virtual lagna for spouse = Ketu rising. Therefore, it is the native who decides when to leaves the marriage, rather than the spouse. Gives a long-suffering spouse who remains distrustful and suspicious of the native, but nevertheless feels bound to stay in the marriage.

Multiple, usually mis-matched, partnerships throughout life, with or without divorce.

  • If there is a legal divorce the Ketu/7 native will remain bound to the ex-spouse in subtle or obvious ways - ranging from shared child custody to joint investments to religious obligations.

If yuvati-pati-7 is strong or bhava-7 receives auspicious drishti, the outer marriage may appear beneficial. However, an inner relationship psychology of distrust and uncertainty between the partners is always present. If external social conditions are good, Ketu/7 can create a complex, drawn-out, and sometimes miserable cohabitation.

Spouse may be mentally and often physically disconnected from the relationship. Each partner stays in their own space.

There may be a meditative aspect to the relationship, but there is not much attempt to connect physically, emotionally, mentally, or spiritually - even if yuvati-pati-7 is strong. Both parties may be religiously or philosophically inclined, but there will be an underlying theme of disappointment and despair in the partnership.

When this tenuous marriage dissolves, in a spirit of deep resignation and surrender to fate, there need not be ill-will toward the partner after separation. Absent harsh drishti, there may be a peaceful neutrality in separation. In traditional cultures the marriage continues as a public facade only, with no interpersonal passion.

If other Graha also occupy kalatra bhava, the relationship is more engaged. It will dissolve eventually, but with more disappointment drama.

Native remains ambivalent about the value of marriage and reliability of partnerships, slipping into many temporary connections only to lose them eventually.

Ketu confers resignation to loneliness . Conscious natives will conclude that the only truly reliable partner is the Divine itself.


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Rahu in bhava-1 +++ [Ketu in Bhava-7]

Chalakaraka Rahu in bhava-1

  • hungry ambition for vitality, constant and vigorous movement, iconic recognition. Seeks the privileges accorded to a Great Personality.

  • Fascination with extraordinary individual uniqueness. Desire to be recognized [Rahu] as a Great Personality in one's Birth Environment

  • intensely focused on The earthen body form, musculature, blood, athleticism, facial-racial features, nobility of the appearance, socially privileged attributes, being First.

chidrakaraka [Ketu in Bhava-7]

  • apathy or vaguely foggy expectations toward marriage contract, interests of the mate, promises, agreements, the cares and concerns of others.

  • Dispersion of connection; loss of equity. Tends to take the partner for granted; disdain for the contribution of the partner toward the value of the union.

  • scattered attention in matters of negotiation, bargaining, match-making, partnership, equity, equations, mutual interest.

  • Disinterest, disregard, or discarding behavior in partnerships. Scattered ambivalence toward marriage contract, terms of a trust, promises, contracts, agreements, mutual interest with Others

Gifted marriage counselor who oneself has a disconnected or unsatisfying partnership.

Gifted negotiator who cannot maintain agreements in one's own life.

Ketu in 7: sexual relationship including marriage is not prevented. However, this relationship is rather nebulous with weak boundaries and one may feel profoundly disconnected from a union wherein there is no identifiable mutual interest.

  • Outcomes may change if there is a graha in 7 yuti Ketu. Exempli gratia, if Shukra-yuti-Ketu in 7, one shares a tangible interest in pleasure and money along with the mate, and this shared interest can sustain the partnership

If the native can redirect one's search for partnership validation away from the scattered, poorly understood social-material partnership and toward the deeper spiritual level of partnership with the divine, one's character is enormously unburdened , social rules remain intact, and one may become profoundly respected for dignified under obviously trying circumstances of an invalidating or even mentally deranged spouse.

  • With Ketu in kalatra-bhava, the failure of marriage may create success in spiritual life

Psychological expectation of abandonment and rejection by the life-partner, the allies, the attorneys and the negotiators, by the brokers and the deal-makers, the equals and the peers, the mother's mother, the father's friends, the brother's children, the boss of the boss, heads of government, the priests of the marketplace (Ketu = abandonment, chidrakaraka)

Disengagement from The terms of the contract.

Does not cling to the Other.

  • Having no working boundaries or identity, Ketu in 7 is open to alternative expressions of sexual communion.

  • May thereby (in favorable rashi and with a well-disposed lord) be available to form numerous albeit brief sexual relationships via lack of resistance to those seeking to mate. Often a karaka for infidelity but just as easily a karaka for celibacy - depends on Ketu's lord. (If Professor Bright Beautiful Bhrigu or Ketu-yuti-Shukra

    , much sensual indulgence.)

  • Ambivalent about the saturation (7) and completeness (7)

May fail to register the balance signal. Unsure about when enough is enough. Numb toward the feelings of satisfaction and completion

  • Again, in Shukra's svabhava, if there is additional influence of Shukra such as rashi lordship or Shukra yuti without correction by more pragmatic graha, may indicate a hopeless plunge into material sensuality with a frustrating lack of satisfaction.

Ambivalence toward remaining in fixed partnership . If another graha grants stability (for example a Shani drishti upon Ketu) there can be a typical and faithful marriage. Otherwise, terms of the contract and social expectations about fidelity to those terms appears as a rather vague and arbitrary convention.

Dissociated from The first marriage.

The first spouse = rather eccentric in personality, but if Ketu's lord is well-placed, partner-1 may have many successful traits according to the dignity of the lord.

Vimshottari period s of Ketu

During Ketu bhukti of any mahadasha and acutely during the Ketu-Ketu svabhukti, one born with Ketu in yuvati bhava may have a hopeless feeling that one's ability to maintain contracts and agreements, behavior of the marriage partner or business partner, negotiations and bargains, one's power to match opposites and create balance in life (7) are slipping away for reasons that seem out of one's control .

This feeling of being a spectator toward 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.

Potential for damage to the external genitalia (7) or the kidney-adrenal-balancers (7) via accident or injury when Ketu the Undefended receives malefic drishtir.

By far the most frustrating placement for Ketu. There is no basis for a shared perspective.

  • In bhava-7, due to Ketu's inherent disconnectedness, the native longs for committed, sexually intimate partnership and reliable marriage -- but cannot sustain an ego-connection to it.

Collapsing Ketu in 7th-from-lagna shows psychological and social distancing in the 1st marriage.

The spouse is emotionally disconnected, playing a role only.

Tends to surrender or give away one's marital privilege

  • Feels that the Other is merely a mirage , serving only to reflect the Self.

Marriage may fulfill sexual and social role needs, but emotionally and psychically, the primary alliance is alienated and unfulfilling.

Ketu does not prevent the native from speaking vows of marriage, nor is there any barrier to sexual consummation.

With Ketu in 7, there may be abundant and experimental sexuality. Ketu blurs boundaries, removes inhibitions and rules - which actually has a positive effect on the expression of animal-level sexual behavior.

Unfortunately, however, the deeper psycho-emotional nourishment of relationship bonding remains out of reach.

one may enter a large number of sexual partnerships, always in quest for the unobtainable grounded satisfaction of a lasting lover.

Or, one may abandon the quest in apathy, choosing a lifestyle of sexual activity detached from emotional trust or commitment.

Ketu / 7 = disenchantment in marriage. The native feels a cranky dissatisfaction with the spouse, due to a chronic inability to feel wholeness in the marriage.

One lacks a deep, validating connection in any type of human peer partnership.

Gives an"inappropriate" (un-own-able) spouse; mentally or culturally disconnected spouse; or"emotionally unavailable" spouse.

Ketu the headless Naga, is literally inappropriated , belongs to no one, has no owner, is improper, is no one' s property. Ketu - sadly - can always "see" Rahu - but Ketu is cursed: He can never feel a sense of wholeness with His "Other Half" .

The partner is withdrawn into self-interest.

Rahu-1 +

One may be identified with cravings for forbidden and the exciting.

Spouse is "disoriented" from the marriage, and unable to detect or support the native 's interests.

Causes for the separative tendency in partnershipcan range from chronic physical illness of the spouse, to advanced psycho-cultural neurosis, but the result is always the spouse's fundamental inability to connect with the native .

Confusion and inability to connect; eventually separation in despair, after every option is exhausted.

Partnerships in general including advising relationships like counselors, physicians, etc. have foggy boundaries and are plagued with unclear expectations.

Ketu in 7 signifies spiritual readiness to move beyond attachment to human-to-human agreements. Native may instinctively respond to the partner's withdrawal ambivalence and quick aceptance of the inevitability of human separations.

At birth, out of balance socially. Gain of solitude, final access to deep intuitive voice of Divine within. Must mute partner static to hear this deeper voice.

  • As a result of accumulated experience stored in the subconscious, the native fundamentally expects that one's partnerships will disconnect.

  • Habitual distrust of partner's ability and motives, again very much a carryover from parallel lives and thus it is important to point out, correctable through consciousness.

  • Unless strong benefics cast drishti upon kalatra bhava, Ketu in 7 typically gives a midlife separation, at or near age 48.

  • Psychically this is a case of marrying a spouse with whom one has "unfinished business " from parallel lives . Although the marriage is confused and the partner unsuitable to the present-life personality, Ketu provides detachment to material results.

  • So, while deeply disengaged from true intimacy, the native nevertheless behaves according to cultural expectations for marriage - hoping to avoid the humiliation which Ketu/7 predicts.

  • Joint assets are developed and children are produced, but the underlying connection between the two spouses is headless, undirected.

In earlier years, the marriage appears to fulfill public expectation, but this is only an appearance of Ketu the Light. The partners live in a disengaged, scattered state. When Ketu"matures "at age 45-48, the inner detachment peaks, which encourages a material separation.

  • Under a veneer of friendliness and piety, the spouse is shrewd in dealings. Spouse may use the marriage for overt material gain. This indignity is obvious to outsiders although the native goes to great lengths to mask the situation.

  • Whether the marriage ends in divorce or not, the spouse earns a considerable material profit. The native feels disappointment and depending on Ketu's precise characteristics he may possibly endure serious embarrassment.

As always, Ketu-induced marriage problems provide the catalyst for spiritual awakening. All is well in the end.

Ketu in 7th from Chandra

Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra indicates a general apathy or disinterest in sustaining consecrations, avowed trusts, and arranged commitments. It is a psycho-emotional disposition that is often unrecognized by the native. In fact, one may feel that one is making a concerted effort to bond with one partner after the next, only to experience sequential disappointment and failure.

The circumstances which facilitate the script of Ketu in 7th-from-Chandra can include loss of the partner via widowhood, separation, divorce, or simply wandering away in apathy. There is no malice aforethought and the native is usually sincere in the attempt to marry and support a union. However, dissociative Ketu is determined to expose the frayed insubstantiality of temporary forms and impermanent connections.

The mother = matrikaraka Chandra, may display a similar pattern caused by Ketu in the 7th-from-Chandra showing the mother's avowed contractual relationships. Primarily mom's marriages but also her financial and professional contracts are prone to dissolution via effects of Impermanent Ketu.

QUOTATION Das commentary = Ketu in bhava-7

[BPL: 7 = 10th-from-10th = government agencies]

" ... adds openness to sexuality outside of the norm.

  • Also however, it makes you able to understand spiritual possibilities as well.

Ketu is ... greatly involved in the spiritualization process, and the 7th house primarily stands for relationships.

  • Ketu in the 7th house usually indicates that the spouse, if any, will be shrewd in dealings.

  • The marriage partner may be a difficult person with some problems perhaps.

You can be immodest, needing lots of sleep or being lazy, feeling humiliated and thus speaking humbly.

  • Watch for intestinal and sex organ diseases during periods of Ketu.

  • Be careful of trouble from government agencies at these times as well.... danger from journeys and water, so be careful with these during bhukti of Ketuva.

... some trouble while traveling but you generally come back fine.

Watch for losing money during bhukti of Ketuva .

Watch for trouble through spouse-partners and sons.

Don't give in to extravagant temptations

  • and curb a tendency to be too nervous."




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