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Ketu occupies 9th-from-Chandra

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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]


Abandoned Russian Orthodox Chapel

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

कावन्ध kāvandha = appearing as a headless trunk

रुण्डक ruṇḍaka = headless body

विशिरस्क viśiraska = headless

छिद्रकारक chidra-karaka = agent of cutting-off

केतुभ ketubha = cloud

kha = space

रिक्त rikta = empty

प्रलय pralaya = loss of awareness, cosmic dissolution

विदलन vidalana = splitting, bursting, blown

resides in


धर्म dharma = right, naature, character

पितृ pitṛ pittrü = father, forefather

चित्त citta chitta = thought, intelligence

गुरु guru = growth

आचार्य ācārya = teacher

disregards doctrine

Cauda Draconis

Tail of the Dragon

South Node

Caesura [cut]

Comet-tail [Ketu-tārā]




the ninth house



225 year-old Church collapses during winter windstorm - Connecticut, USA



[for Simha indriya-lagna]

[dispersed engagement with innovative ideologies] [dissolution of wartime convictions]

[surrenders useless pioneering life-principles] [apatheticly forgives the trespass of invasive preachers] [abandons unsustainable catechism] [absent from empty blood beliefs]

[disregards community conventions of championship] [eccentric competitive worldview] [typically a dramatic, self-focused, absentee father]

[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering Rahu-Tula-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]



[for Kanya indriya-lagna]

check Shukra for the source of Ketu's sweetly suavely empty values

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

[father may righteously preach invalid theories]

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



[for Tulā indriya-lagna]

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

[disinterested in routine cultural beliefs] [although little interested in familiar doctrines, there is no barrier to preaching odd philosophies]

[father-figure may be wandering farmer, fisherman, police, fencebuilder] [father often absent or eccentric when at home]

[passively fixated on ambitiously ministering-assisting Rahu in Partha-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

  • "O" 1954- multimedia Oprah Winfrey [customary-protective Puna-4]



[for Dhanus - Haya indriya-lagna]

[passively fixated on ambitiously opportunistic friendly- profitable Rahu-Kumbha-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

dispersed doctrine [no principled doctrinal barriers limit the freedom of political brilliance ] [patron of incoherent entitled beliefs] [absentee father may distance himself from ideologies]


[for Makara - Draco indriya-lagna]

check Budha for defining source of Ketu's dispassionate analytical reasoning

[passively fixated on ambitiously imaginative-symbolic Rahu-Meena-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

no principled doctrinal barriers limit the freedom of service ministries

  • POTUS-pair-36 Wildflowers 1912-2007 Ladybird Johnson [financial-evaluating Hasta-2]


[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]

check Shukra for the source of Ketu's sweetly off-balance, unsustainable agreements

[passively fixated on ambitiously competitive-challenging Rahu-Mesha-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

no principled doctrinal barriers limit the freedom of contractual relationships

  • Das Kapital 1818-1883 economics Karl Marx [visionary-guiding Arcturus-4]

  • A New Earth 1948- philosopher Eckhart Tolle [vocal-knowledgeable Viśākha-2]

[Ketu-Vṛścika] [uchcha]

[for Meena indriya-lagna]

check Mangala for defining source of Ketu's unexpectedly eruptive disintegrating action

[unconcerned with crisis of faith] [dispersed belief in born-again doctrines] [dissolution of exploratory philosophies] [free from barriers to empowered understanding]

;[dissolution of exploratory philosophies] [surrenders suddenly-evolving life-principles] [forgives threatening preachers] [disregards disaster-warning in the temple] [absentee father may be itinerant healer]

[abandons unsustainable hidden catechism] [uncoupled from transformative indoctrinations] [disregards forbidden teachings] [eccentric revolutionary worldview]

[passively fixated on ambitiously sensual-entreasuring Rahu-Urisha-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]


[for Mesha indriya-lagna]

check Guru for the source of Ketu's ungrounded, optimistic belief

[unconcerned with empty credenda] [apathetic toward with absence of patriarchal upholders of the faith] [ambivalent toward principled conviction]

[indifferent to accepted catechesis] [surrenders the righteous dogma] [generous free floating humanistic philosophy][may have a scattered, sanctimonious father]

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



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

[for Urisha indriya-lagna]

[passively fixated on ambitiously protective-defensive Rahu-Karkata-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

no principled doctrinal barriers limit the freedom of governance authority


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

[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]

[disregards community belief conventions] [peculiar use of proletarian credenda] [incoherently friendly sacral plexus]

[eccentric crowd-pleasing populist ceremonies] [disinterested in scientific theories] [inconsistent yet profitable philosophical socializing] [free-roaming abstract temple sermons]

[abandons interlinked sangha] [ambivalent toward professors] [scattered disoriented futuristic pandits] [typically disconnected from socialite father-figure] [economic shifts uproot the patriarchal guidance]

[no principled doctrinal barriers limit the freedom to understand economic systems] [depending upon Shani, may earn surprisingly high income

[passively fixated on ambitiously speculative-political Rahu in Singha-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

  • Experience 1942-1970 guitarist Jimi Hendrix [transformative-disguising Dhaniṣṭha-4]


[for Karkata indriya-lagna]

check Guru for the source of Ketu's ghostly, dreamlike imagery

[although disinterested in imaginative beliefs, there is no barrier to prevent preaching on peculiar visions] [may have unlimited philanthropic vision]

[father-figure may be a wandering dissolute fantasizer, aclairsentient intuitive guide, or holy pilgrim of the oceans] [father often absent or living in the dreamworld

[passively fixated on ambitiously ministering-assisting Rahu in Partha-3 sibling-cousins, secretaries, team-mates, castmates, classmates, co-workers, neighbors]

  • POTUS-pair-32 Learn by Living 1884-1962 Eleanor Roosevelt [inspirational-preaching Revatī-1]



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KETU IN Bhava-9 = Dissolution of the Dogma

Absence of Ideology

S ee Ketu 9th-from-Chandra for psycho-emotional nebulizing

absentee father

empty doctrine

incredulous stares

trans-ecumenical universalist non-doctrine

Ketu diffuses, scatters, naebulizes 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.

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

[Ketu in Bhava-9] anathema (unacceptable truth-claims)

  • Unsettled, disoriented, free-wandering, scattered beliefs.
  • Often dissociated from father-figures.
  • Tends to walk away from fixed doctrines, rigid theories, professoriate.
  • Apathy toward the structures that maintain priestly privilege.
  • Abandons conventional worldviews.
  • Liberation via understanding that philosophical principles are impermanent by design, including one's own catechesis, universities, ideologies, and sacred teachings.


[Ketu in classroom-9] signals the Absentee Father

Ketu in classroom-9 tends to fracture the understanding of one's father. The full picture of Dad's reality may remain foggy.

  • Germany Bundeskanzlerin 1954- Angela Merkel * AKM's dad apparently hid much of his background from his daughter, including his full reasons for migrating to Communist East Germany, his family's Polish-Catholic heritage, and his own father's "illegitimate" birth.

  • AKM discovered these facts about her father only after her career escalated and a journalistic researcher published information that AKM personally had never known about her dad.
  • [Budha-yuti-Guru] also in 9 provided understanding of his priestly role (Guru) and his communications role (Budha)
  • but other parts of dad's operational reality remained foggy (Ketu fog.)

Attraction-Repulsion * akarshana * vikarshana -


perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to higher truth

skepticism toward all credenda * catechesis * indoctrination * ideologies * philosophical teachings

generally, arandom detachment from father-figures, patronage roles, ideological convictions, credenda, the paradigm of belief.

Generally disconnected from children and grandchildren. (Check placements from Chandra lagna before declaring outcome.)

sees the weakness in the paradigms of belief

lacks accountability toward the father-figures, toward the patrons, toward the doctrine, toward the paradigm of belief

goes roaming through theories, philosophies

wandering worldview

patronage miscreance

disregard for dogma * unorthodox

irrelevance of standard dogma

disconnected from the father-figures

indecisively unable to make up the mind in matters of global affairs, doctrine, ideology, patronage, philosophy, preaching, sangha

This placement has two possible results:

(1) Professor Ketu's lord is weak = lost connection to the father

  • POTUS-19 Railroad Strike 1822-1893 Rutherford B. Hayes [governing-regulatory Aśleṣā-2] RH father died before Rutherford's birth

(2) Ketu's lord is strong = maintaining connection to the father, however Dad's character is perceived as incoherent

Lost contact with the father. Although he may remain living, the patriarch may have emotionally abandoned the child. (Depends upon other graha in 9, and also upon pitrikaraka Surya,)

  • POTUS-pair-04 hostess 1768-1849 Dolley Payne Madison [Shani-yuti-Ketu] Dorothea's dad was a sullen and often absent person. Because he married a Quaker woman, he was obliged to join the strict Quaker sect (Shani-9 religious obligations) . However, he was eventually excommunicated due to his failures in business. Dad abandoned [Ketu] the Carolina planter's life, freed his slaves (Ketu the Liberator) and moved to Philadelphia.

  • This disoriented venture impoverished the family. Her Surya-8 amplifies the theme of the mysterious father. Although raised in the Society of Friends (who were not always so friendly) Dolley herself had no qualms about walking away from her strict abolitionist faith (Ketu-9). Dolley made a second marriage to the slave-holder POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison and promptly dumped the doctrine.

[Ketu in Bhava-9] = busts-up, scatters ritual observance of religio-philosophical orthodoxy; disperses the roles of father, guru, professor, preacher, and priest; eliminates restrictions on religious identity (9). Liberates strictures upon the belief and nebulizes the catechism.

Scattered behavior in the areas of religious scholarship, ritual priesthood, and orthodox teachings may lead to incoherent styles of * worth-ship * worship -- or at minimum, to a mismatch between religious practice and authentic lifestyle

Generally, disinterested in tertiary education. Not engaged with matters of theory, principled inquiry, exegesis of sacred texts, or philosophical discussions.

  • POTUS-33 Trial and Hope 1884-1972 Harry Truman HST was the only president since McKinley who did not attend college. HST enrolled in law school, but dropped out when he discovered that a law license was not required to work as a judge. HST proceeded to work as a judge within Missouri's political machine system, until the machine sent him to the USA-Senate, from whence by an odd series of events (Ketu peculiar) the unlikely HST became a fiercely empowered military executive POTUS-33.

  • Uchcha-Guru-yuti-Kuja-nicha-bhanga ++ Rahu-3-Chitra-Kanya cast powerful drishti into bhava-9. Fabulous ideology. No college needed.

Alternatively, professor Ketu can profoundly dissolve the doctrinal ritualism which normally inheres into the 9th bhava of temples and universities.

A more pure truth, unpolluted by the accrual superstitions of the ages, may indeed emerge via direct and unmediated revelation

In any case Ketu-9 = an eccentric or highly dispersed, nebulous expression of Public Religion . (Private religion = bhava-12).

  • Das Kapital 1818-1883 economics Karl Marx critique of religion

  • A New Earth 1948- philosopher Eckhart Tolle gracefully explains the spiritual experience of dimensionalism but remains disconnected from any doctrine of organized religion

  • POTUS-pair-04 hostess 1768-1849 Dolley Payne Madison [financial-heritage Punarvasu-2] [Shani-yuti-Ketu] After being widowed by the death of her first husband, and not well supported by the Society of Friends in her time of need (Ketu-9), dolley abandoned her inherited doctrine and re-married outside of her Quaker faith. Because Dolley married POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison, the Quaker rules forced her to leave her faith community as a punishment, shani = yogakaraka. Dolley survived and thrived in the social freedoms of her new identity. Also like most in her generation, dolley was raised a British American patriot but shifted her allegiance to the newly formed USA during the catastrophic but eventually successful Revolutionary War.

Ketu-9 conceptual thought, philosophical principles, beliefs occupies 12th-from-10th. Depending upon Ketu's ruler, periods of Ketu or periods of the dharmesha may produce results that drain or erode or dissipate the lawful social order.

Collapsing Ketu -9 = often defined by a charismatic, validation -craving Rahu type sibling-cousin or communication group-member. The father is correspondingly weak and oft manipulated (3) by the Rahu-agent sibling.

Other Rahu-agents in this configuration can include

  • publishers or co-writers (3),

  • departmental corporate-institutional co-workers (3)

  • group-travel partners (3)

  • sports team (3)

  • those in the telecommunications or media transmission role (3) people who function as schedulers, planners, detail organizers, skills trainers, translators, interpreters, angelic signalers, messengers

  • angels and evangelists (3)

  • and other charismatic-preacher types who are rather more about the efficiency of the medium (3) than the dharmic message (9).

Most typically it is a sibling and especially if Rahu conjoins a malefic, that sibling can pose a a significant learning challenge . However, rahu does His best work in bhava-3, bhava-6, and bhava-11 therefore ultimately this is a successful angle.

The father = often religious in character but weak (scattered) in doctrinal commitments and easily manipulated by those more motivated to achieve a higher station in life [Rahu].

May be a pattern of being an interviewer who is compelled to create a preaching platform (9) for the Rahu-Other.

One may passively provide the forum for discussion of ideology or paradigmatic belief on behalf of the more willful, ambitious Rahu-communicator-3 personalities so that they can express their opportunistic preaching or indoctrination ambitions.

The Rahu-Other craves elite status recognition and privileged entry into exotic groups.

Yet Professor Ketu feels an incurable apathy toward Rahu's adventures.

Unconcerned to obtain or even appear to obtain elite brahminical privileges (9) , Ketu-9 may appear disinterested and dissatisfied with even the most socially grand and spectacular expression of divinely appointed truth-bearing.

  • Wikileaks 1971- Julian Assange = Ketu-9 yuti Budha. JA = famed for the "dispersal" [Ketu] of elite-confidential and frequently negative-content diplomatic documents [Budha] across the internet, which resulted in some serious persecution by the privileged "diplomatic priesthood" . Ketu in 12th-from-10th eliminates (takes the boundaries off) the structure of government.

  • Walden 1817-1862 abolition Henry David Thoreau - Guru-Vrishchika yuti Ketu-Vṛścika-1. In his free-association personal life practice, as well as his Transcendentalist philosophical exegeses, HDT enjoyed a cheerful disregard for stagnant convention.

The ambitious younger sibling may choose a distinctively different cultural lifestyle, preferring a different social class or background. Even with twins, in this yoga, the siblings have little in common. They may try to exploit each otherr.


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 Other-sibling-cousin-playmate [Rahu] wants to take risks, have grand adventures, and shoot for high goals.

The Other-sibling-cousin-playmate [Rahu] = passionate about life and quick-uncoiling but Ketu-9 [Ketu] = apathetic about life and statically ambivalent toward movement. If Ketu moves at all, He is reluctant and slow.

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

[Rahu] desires to charm, pander, poach and seduce one's way into a higher social station through clever business arrangements (3) and media packages;

Ketu-9 [Ketu] = disinterested in mating behaviors and generally ambivalent - sometimes even repulsed by - toward matters of the daily commercial mentality.

  • Professor Ketu-9 may appear to be the victim of an urgently self-elevating, fraudulent, trickster, deceitful, unfaithful, or self-serving Other-sibling-cousin-playmate.

  • But the old adage applies: there are no victims.

  • Apathetic Ketu will not complain.

  • Wealth or poverty, fame or ignominy, profit or loss -- Professor Ketu-9 simply walks through the roles provided at birth, counting the days toward final liberation.

The Other-sibling-cousin-playmate [Rahu] wants to experience a sudden, exhilarating trajectory from the station of one's birth to a measurably"more valuable" position. Ketu-9 [Ketu] seeks no weight, no value, no validation.Ketudoes not care about station, location, position, valuation, or recognition.

The Other-sibling-cousin-playmate [Rahu] is boastful and possibly deceitful.

Rahu is an expedient agent in contractual agreements and often His true motives are cleverly disguised.

For His part, Ketu = can be uncaring and negligent in matters of both fathering * especially affects males * and maintenance of religious orthodoxy.

The Ketu native is often reluctant to undertake the Movement that Rahu demands in order to meet Rahu's urgent need for social visibility, promotion, and elevation to a higher level of privilege.

Thus the Rahu sibling-cousin-playmate feels considerable resentment, feeling that the Ketu native is not putting in the necessary effort. Rahu-agent complains of feeling unsupported by an unresponsive Ketu.

power-vacuum [Ketu] in the areas of

  • patriarchal authority
  • patronage-based economic systems (11th-from-11th)
  • preacher-teacher Guide Guru

Potential for a fragmented or Severed connection to the father-figure and patriarchal frameworks generally

Disperses the ego-membrane connection to orthodoxy, public religion

(private religion, the province of bhava-12, is unharmed by ketu-9

Sudden disruption scattering of the higher doctrines of patriarchal culture

  • Outcome depends almost entirely upon (1) graha yuti Ketu and (2) Ketu's lord

Careless about conventional doctrinal moral-religious orthodoxy and disregarding of the power of priests (9)

9th = 8th from-2nd = likely to disperse historical knowledge (2) without approval of or interpretation by the high priests

Disconnectedness in the significations of dharmasthāna

Ungrounded philosophy, unorthodox, dispersion of established doctrine

extremely dry; desiccated; pulverized

Scattered sense of high truth; wandering worldview

Cut off from father and guru.

abandonment, surrender, islam

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

  • Global travel, grandchildren, generosity, guidance , fortune ,

  • that which is "according to the scriptures "

  • Wisdom, worship, philosophy, dogma, doctrine,

  • the Father, the Guru, the Professor = patriarchal authority

  • preaching, teaching,

  • universities, temples, sacred knowledge ,

  • religious liturgy , priesthood, dharma, holy truth

Ketu in bhava-9 = Rahu in bhava-3

  • chalakaraka Rahu = self-elevating desire to be recognized and privileged as a writer or messenger who delivers important instructions and announcements. May be a taboo-breaker in matters of communication and signaling.

  • chidrakarakaKetu= self-deprecating ambivalence toward patriarchal religion, orthodox piety and guru-father-priest figures."Witness " viewpoint gives cosmological neutrality in religious philosophy.

  • self-deprecating ambivalence toward patriarchal religion, orthodox piety and guru-father-priest figures.

  • Ketu-9 miscreance * has no agenda regarding religion. Generally disregards doctrinal discourses, sacred scripture, philosophical principles and dharmic prescriptions.

  • Typically disinterested in universities, scholarship, global travel, and internationalist. Tends therefore to be less educated, more parochial in philosophical viewpoint.

  • The Father is rarely at home during childhood; or, if available physically, is unavailable emotionally.

  • Normally an atheist. However, Ketu can accept the garb of other graha. May be an atheist in sheep's clothing - even an atheist working as a priest or religious figure.

  • The nebulous, dusty Ketu-cloud tends to simply reflect the projection of the collective unconscious;; people can believe all sorts of things about Ketu, which have nothing to do with Ketu, including the projected belief that one is deeply religious.

  • " Witness " viewpoint gives cosmological neutrality in religious philosophy. If Ketu-9's lord is strong, superb placement for the super-abstract levels of philosophy such as higher mathematics and cosmology, which benefit from Ketu's disregard for dogma.

chalakaraka Rahu in bhava-3

  • Usually a dynamic and successful writer.

  • Rahu wants to get ahead via communications media. Newspaper, magazine, book, radio, television, telephone, satellite, broadcast, announcements, reports, documentation, internet media, 'texting', illustration, instruction, explanation, film, print, musical lyrics, morse Code, smoke signals.

  • Rahu can find expedient use for any messaging device particularly new-and-exciting news.

  • Expedient delivery style designed to get attention and gain privilege; generally unconcerned with fairness or facts (although factual reporting may be necessary if Rahu's ruler is Shani or Shani-drishti upon Rahu).

  • self-elevating desire to be recognized and privileged as a writer or messenger, missionary, envoy, apostle, who delivers important instructions and announcements.

  • May be a taboo-breaker in matters of communication, messages. reports and signaling.

  • Often journalistically evangelical. Irregular, illicit, outsider messages. Successful writing, announcing, reporting on exotic, disruptive , or controversial topics.

chidrakaraka Ketu in bhava-9

self-deprecating ambivalence toward patriarchal religion, orthodox piety and guru-father-priest figures.

Ketu-9 has no agenda regarding religion. Generally disregards temple discourses, scripture, principles and prescriptions.

Typically disinterested in university culture, scholarship, global travel, and internationalist. Tends therefore to be less educated, more parochial in philosophical viewpoint.

The Father is rarely at home during childhood; or, if available physically, is unavailable emotionally.

Normally an atheist. However, Ketu can accept the garb of other graha. May be an atheist in sheep's clothing - even an atheist working as a priest or religious figure.

The nebulous, dusty Ketu-cloud tends to simply reflect the projection of the collective unconscious;; people can believe all sorts of things about Ketu, which have nothing to do with Ketu, including the projected belief that one is deeply religious.

  • " Witness " viewpoint gives cosmological neutrality in religious philosophy. If Ketu-9's lord is strong, superb placement for the super-abstract levels of philosophy such as higher mathematics and cosmology, which benefit from Ketu's disregard for dogma.

When located in a 9th-angle , professor Ketu's classroom features an inability or reluctance to form enduring contracts.

Ketu's ambivalence is due mainly to 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" .

Professor Ketu in dharma bhava scatters attachment to the birth religion, and cause a relativistic approach to the articles of doctrine and creed.

May open the mind to true philosophy, world faiths, and the priesthood of all religions.

  • disregard for restrictions or rules of ideological or philosophical orthodoxy

  • disregard for the rigid authority of the Patrons * pitri

  • however, by disregarding the Outer Sight, infinite unboundaried Ketu may allow extraordinary artistic expression which results in works of remarkable Inner Sight

Gifted in apprehending the core spiritual communication between humans and the divine, yet one has chronic dissatisfaction [Ketu] from priests and priestly pretenders, guru and guru-poseurs, rigidly structured temple and * worth-ship * worship rituals, and most aspects of conventional religious dogma.

The nativities of many productive, ambitious writers and evangelists with Rahu in bhava-3 also display a disregard for patriarchal orthodoxy, promoting instead the primacy of doctrinally neutral Witness observation.

One may be a highly wise and spiritual person who is disconnected from the university culture and lacks interest in securing social approval via social roles of philosopher or professor.

Ambivalence [Ketu] toward organized religion and dogmatic spiritual teachings, toward scripture and scholarship in religions, toward universities and professors, toward displays of orthodox piety and toward patriarchal cultures + father-figures

The father is scattered , distant, or disengaged from Ketu-9 's process of identity development. The father may travel frequently for his livelihood or have some pattern of chronic dissociation.

The siblings of the spouse (3rd from 7th) have a similar dissociative pattern = the father-figures; they are scattered and unreliable socially, although the potential for spiritual realization via complete abandonment of attachment to vacuous objects is excellent indeed .

clairsentient perception of the Divine Will

and detachment toward conventional religious rites

Psychic communication with spirits and disregard for conventional priest-controlled ritual propriety. May walk through the motions but is fully disengaged from materialistic rites. The father is distant and disconnected, either physically or emotionally.

If the father has died, he may communicate with Professor Ketu-9 via dreams. The guru communicates primarily from the astral plane, via dreams and darshana visions.

May wander from temple to temple, connecting briefly and clairvoyantly with the custodial spirits. Special devotion to Shri Ganesha. Clairvoyant and clairaudient in religious places, but mental health may be unstable.

Not capable of sustained interest in the affairs of others; so not normally a motivated guru-type. Yet, there are no barriers to ritual priesthood, and one can safely ignore the protestations of others who warn about the consequences of disregard for orthodoxy .

surrender to the Divine. The nature of the surrender tends to take the form prescribed by Ketu's lord; Ketu Himself is not attached to form. One breaks free of outmoded established sacred teachings. In particular, one comes to a universalist view which causes abandon of the institutionalized patriarchal teachings. In a devoted religious personality, this often results in adoration of the feminine deity which comes to fill the gap left by rejection of the masculine model

Ketu in 9 = Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt re: one's Ability to connect with:


worship-ritual-sacred texts - philosophy


The Rahu-sibling and the Ketu native may share a weak, religious but mentally vacillating father.

Also configurations such a spiritual brother-sister in a cult-of-belief may share a weak, religious but mentally vacillating Guru.

Scholarly advancement

University students such as room-mates who bond in a sibling fashion because they are chosen, advanced students of a prestigious professor guide into the philosophical world, may also by extension share the disappointment and disconnection that comes from Ketu-9.

Such a father-guru-professor is a rather unhelpful Guide in matters of university education, religious philosophy, and world travel. For graduate students with Ketu-9, the dissertation adviser may fail to promote the student's research, naeglect to mention the job-seeking student's merits to the colleagues who are hiring, or otherwise demur in matters of guidance and support in academic careers.

In some cases there may form a strong sibling-type Rahu-bond between intellectually gifted students at a high-rank college or university who are for pre-incarnationally planned reasons scheduled to be let down by their entire course of study. They may share an extrapolated frustration with the entire institution, feeling that they have not been properly guided because the entire priest-infested temple of wisdom didn't care .

Similarly if Professor Ketu-9 would wish to obtain a prestigious priestly assignment within one's religious organization or a plum professorship within the global university network, the prospects for this level of materialized success are rather low due to Ketu's fundamental ambivalence toward religious liturgy or academically packaged wisdom.

In fact, professor Ketu in 9 is a frequent factor in denial of advance to candidacy from the masters level to the doctoral level, within the university hierarchy. It is not a victimization [being eaten] by the institution but rather an accurate expression of an attitude of benign neglect on the part of Ketu-9 .

If the dharmesha-9 is strong Ketu-9 can accomplish these scholarly goals for oneself but importantly the father-guru-professor-university is configured so as to provide very little support in the wisdom-getting process.

Professor Ketu-9 often develops a rather peculiar philosophy of life which wistfully gazes upon the figure of the father-guru-professor as a container of great potential without mentioning the failures.

One may walk through life in an apparent state of trance, knowing that something is missing but unwilling to blame the father-guru-professor or the church-temple-university for their obvious lack of support.

One's connection to the source of fathering, philosophy and higher wisdom is somehow severed. However, 9 being a highly spiritual location, asubstitute"spiritual" father may be obtained if the nativity shows strength - especially if Dharmesha-9 is well-disposed.

Ketu in 9 = surrender to Divine Truth without regard for the mediating services of paternoster, philosophy professor, priest, or preacher-in-the-pulpit.

The nature of the surrender tends to take the form prescribed by Ketu's lord; Ketu Himself is not attached to form.

One breaks free of outmoded established sacred teachings, which disband their sacred qualities. In particular, one comes to a universalist view which may cause abandonment [Ketu] of the institutionalized patriarchal dogma(9).

In an otherwise pious religious personality, Ketu-9 may produce a shift toward adoration of feminine deities which comes to fill the gap left by rejection of the masculine (9) model.

If Professor Ketu's ruler is uncomfortable, the object of sacred worth-ship * worship and its catechical doctrine may become an ideology or an idol.

Disregard for orthodox sacred teachings. Disinterest toward university culture, scholarly thought, and priestly entitlements

  • Exception: when Ketu's lord is super strong Ketu-9 may remain identified with authoritative priestly roles.

May display a universalist moral viewpoint that ignores the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of popular piety.

Breaks loose of the father and patriarchal religious culture. Abandons received religious dogmar.

Psychological expectation of abandonment and rejection by the temple or university culture, during global travels, or by an agent such as priest, guru, preacher, or professor(Ketu = abandonment, chidrakaraka)

Similar to effects of Chandra in the Guru-ruled Nakshatra

  1. [Chandra in Punarvasu - Yamaka] soothed by restoration of abundance * protectors of sensitive wise instruction * needs descriptive explanation
  2. [Chandra in Purvabhadra - Pegasus] * soothed by expansive understanding * protectors of philosophical doctrine * preaches a broad perspective on human needs
  3. [Chandra in Viśākha - Rādhā] soothed by expansive shocks * protectors of widening energy channels * needs root-splitting growth surge

The father and The third spouse (if any) = Ketu-ish, peculiar, detached, eccentric, odd.

Loss of connection to or emotional unavailability of the human moral preceptor. Spiritual preaching and philosophical teaching may be peculiar in nature, unorthodox, clairsentient, or Ketu-9 is apathetic toward it.

Professor Ketu's classroom when located in bhava-9 may produce a natural tantriki who may preach against religious pageantry and self-promoting [Rahu] misuse of priestly privilege. Impatient with self-righteousness or hypocrisy of the established priestly castes or designated"truth-tellers " of a society.

Professor Ketu's classroom may encourage its students to speak the truth about doctrine without fear of consequences and often in a prophetic manner guides by ancestor spirits. Such behavior may evoke the wrath of established interests and propaganda-makers and could suffer by this wrath unless Ketu-the-Undefended is protected by other graha.

religious practice may be oddly inconsistent and fundamentally lack passion; Ketu-9 can go toward either sensual excess or austerities of asceticism or both, but feels ambivalent either way and in any case the outcome of momentary ecstasy is normally quite impermanent (Ketuva).


... is unreliable, unpredictable, often away physically due to wandering [Ketu] perhaps for business travel, or psycho-emotionally due to addictions.

Perhaps father has weak interpersonal boundaries, or allows others to determine his life path decisions.

Father may if other unfortunate factors point to it, be somewhat invasive or predatory toward Professor Ketu-9 . One lacks strong and direct guidance from the father.

  • Even if the father is strictly religious, Ketu-9 will question the basis and integrity of the father's beliefs.

Father might leech off Ketu-9 's money or fame without contributing support or guidance.

Disconnected from the sahangha . (sangha)

Ambivalent about religion, ritual or moral. Typically, agnostic

The father is absent or unavailable, either physically or emotionally. Frequently if the dharma-pati is corrupt the father is an alcoholic or has mental health conditions which cause withdrawal from the child's lifer.

One longs for wholeness with the father, guru, for liturgy, ceremonial roles and advanced religious truth - but cannot connect to it

One may profess adherence to the standard religious dogma without questioning, yet one may be spotty and inconsistent in its application to the moral challenges of daily life.

Often a specialist in the sacrificial rituals of orthodox religion such as penance.

Sacramental ritualism with either Rahu or Ketu in 9 will be pronounced. Liturgical ceremony such as the ritual sacrifice of the Mass or other step-by-step rehearsals or remembrances of the actions of severance and separation will form the basis of religious practice.

Ketu in 9 gives the appearance of engagement with global religions such as charitable missions or global travel for educational purposes, but Ketu-9 is too much disengaged therefore nothing is given nor is anything learned although on the surface there is some mimicry.

May wish to extract some higher meaning from the father, the priests, or global travels - but indeed there is much smoke and little fire, with minimal knowledge gained from any of theser.

Potential for damage to the sacral plexus (9) or the sciatic nerve (9) via accident or injury when Ketu the Undefended receives malefic drishti which signals a ghostly attackr.

Similar to Professor Ketu's classroom in 4 which can give withdrawn, unavailable mother; Ketu in 9 gives unavailable/distracted father or father figure. Religious authorities may be deceptive.

Mental health issues with perceived direct connection to religious truth may cause the individual to develop a variety of religious complexes, naone of them healthy. Again as always with dysfunctional Ketu it is a boundary issue.

  • Ketu-9 has psychically detected through their great imagistic sensitivity, the presence of transcendent truth in a location outside himself.

  • Then, erroneously, he connects with and appropriates this energy as his own - while lacking the ego-membrane development to truly sustain the parental responsibilities of guru-hood.

General psychological issues with compensation for inadequate fathering, tends toward later over-focus, fixation, over-compensation on religious absolutes.

  • Favors public spiritual guidance and religious practice based on detachment . Having been severed from His upper body Rahu, Ketu has no natural body boundaries or clear personal identity. Ketu is always trying to reunite with His missing other half.

  • Due to low resistance to material boundaries, Ketu in bhava-9 is gifted with easy communication in the realm of the spirits. The father and guru are unreliable materially although possibly brilliant psychically. Professors, rabbis, male moral authority figures = spacey, fluctuating in appearance, moving around to various sites.

  • Meditative traditions with long periods of isolation, such as Buddhist retreats, are favorable. Also gifted in psychic healing traditions which cross presumed physical boundaries manifestation of spirit matter into physical form. Nature of religious behavior depends on Ketu's lord.

  • Favors happiness through religious cultures which hold emotional detachment and wandering pilgrimage in the highest regard.

Vimshottari period s of Ketu

During Ketu bhukti of any mahadasha and acutely during the Ketu-Ketu svabhukti, one born with Ketu in dharma bhava may have a hopeless feeling that

the Father, guru and professor, university life, priestly ritual and religious dogma, global travel, and possibly the third marriage (9)

  • are proceeding in a way that seems out of one's control .

This Ketu-Bhukti feeling of being a drifting spectator toward the dharma-bhava 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.

Career during Vimshottari Dasha periods of a graha located in bhava-9 .

There are many beneficial effects from graha located in dharmasthāna-9 including expansion of humanistic perspective, global awareness, and contact with wisdom-figures.

Nevertheless, the 10th-from-9 = bhava-6 indicating disharmony and ailment.

As a result, there may be a temporary experience of conflict in leadership roles, ailments related to job performance, unfair agreements, loss of contract, dissolution of equity, accusations, pollution, or other 6-related phenomena according to the rashi of 6 and any graha residing in 6.

If the karmesha occupies rogasthāna-6, the professional life remains robust, but the career duties tend to emphasize injury, indebtedness, exploitation, or toxicity, inter alia.

Careers in labor relations, social work, medicine, and other ministries of service are usually enhanced by the 6th-angle because these professional are already dedicated to service of the hurting. Their collegial relationship may temporarily suffer somewhat but the overall mission is stable.

Apathetic or detached toward religious fellowship, priesthood, religious liturgy , professorship, universities, father, guru, spouse's younger sibling, sahangha, religious discussions, philosophy, temples, * worth-ship * worship traditions, fortune in general, grandchildren, loss of public leadership roles, wisdom, spiritual knowledge transmission

  • Apathetically neglects: dharma, religious fellowship, priestly duties, moral philosophy, ritual performance, university collegiality, one's father, one's guru, one's grandchildren, temple visits

Long-term material success is inhibited by doubt WRT one's ability to connect with orthodox religion. Does not share in the concerns of theologians, preachers, priests and liturgists.

Regardless of what one is really doing in religious priesthood, Ketu-9 can passively reflect the fortune and spiritual wisdom image of the psychic projections of the collective unconscious.

Karaka for religious conversion or eccentric spiritual education.

May not gain entrance to the temple due to personal eccentricity, unpreparedness for the path of ceremonial priesthood or may indeed have realized the insubstantiality of that path already.

Marginalized by the religious and philosophical establishment. Disregarded by universities.

Odd and eccentric ritual practices. Often"self taught" in religion through books or personal experience.

"No barriers " Ketu connects Ketu-9 to the experiences of His bhava through direct intuition. No analysis, no cultural filters.

  • In bhava-9, the experience is direct religious connection to the spirits.

  • Simultaneously, little attachment or respect for the formal ceremonial religion or its priesthood

  • Emotional disconnection from the father.

Spiritually detached, yet seeks religious teachers, yet is dissatisfied with them. Must apprehend the spiritual world directly.

Dissatisfaction, ambivalence and uncertainty regarding the privilege to express priestly ritual and moral teachings. Depending on Ketu's lord, Ketu-9 may have guru-professor skills or ability to handle advanced philosophical wisdom -- but one feels detached from their value.

  • Peculiarities of the hips, sacral plexus, sacroiliac, pelvis, and upper thighs.

  • Must take care to protect the sacral plexus And pelvic region from psychic incursion of grief, due to an effable sense of loss .

Resistance to validation through priestly or professorial status; the father seems distant and unconnected to one's essential self.


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Das commentary

WRT Ketu in bhava- 9

" ... leads to a blossoming of liberated consciousness regardless of the sign involved.

  • This planet, though shadowy, has a most potent effect in dissolving all material attachments.

  • It disengages you from the physical conditions of life and links you with the universe at large.

It produces a different vision , anew approach to the problems of life, and consequently a sublime ethic of its own.

  • Under its influence you become"a person of the other world."

Desirous of sons.

  • Fortune and favor through foreigners.

  • Trouble and loss through brothers and pain in arms.

  • People laugh at your penance and donations.

  • You feel the absence of sons.

Your generosity is considered a boast.

  • Short-tempered, eloquent, convert,

  • critical, brave, jealous of father, vain, spiritless, arrogant.

  • Unfortunate.

  • You are blessed with wealth and a son.

Gain through foreigners and success over troubles.

Brothers are in difficulty; much pain and suffering in both the arms.

Mocked for religious fervor and activities;

  • you are not according to the scriptures.

Trouble for father since childhood.

  • Luck not favoring.

  • No desire for pilgrimage.

  • You overcome anguish.

Valiant, well-armed, absence of friends, wealth; piety and modesty; worried about relatives and sons.

  • Poverty.

This Ketu keeps you free from many troubles and calamities.

Satisfaction through asceticism and benevolence .

May be a leader or advisor, fame, glory, wisdom, generosity, kindness and devotion.

Voyages bring misery and misfortune;

  • strange dreams

  • punishment in foreign lands."

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