Generic Effects of Ketu (South Node)

Following up on Saturn and Rahu articles, here are some generic effects on Ketu  and its Maha dasa (MD). As mentioned before, these are generic in nature. They can be applied broadly to individual horoscopes with the disclaimer that in any individual horoscope, a multitude of factors will affect the final outcome for a given horoscope and  hence ‘Generic’ rules can not be blindly applied to each horoscope.

1) Ketu MD will be better for individuals with lagna and rashi (moon sign) as Cancer, Leo, Scorpio and Pisces.

2) For Capricorn lagna, ketu co rules 11th house and if conjunct of aspected by a strong Mars, can give monetary gains

3) Ketu conjunct any yoga karaka planet (example mars for Cancer/ Leo ascendants and Venus for Saturn ruled ascendants) will give excellent results in its MD

4) Typically Ketu conjunct Jupiter is a very good combination which gives a balanced and spiritual thought process, satisfaction in life and if related to 2nd house or 11th house in a horoscope, big monetary gains or money inflow

5) In contrast, Ketu conjunct Saturn or in same nakshatra as Saturn (trinal to Saturn) gives a detached and serious mind which has a tendency to austerity in life. If venus involves in the mix, being the karaka for material pleasures, the combination of Saturn- Ketu- Venus can produce a saintly person with a detached mentality towards worldly comforts.

6) Saturn closely conjunct with Ketu and having no aspect of a benefic like Jupiter or Venus will surely give severe troubles in the career of a native (Saturn is karaka of work and ketu is a karaka of moksha or the loss of worldly pursuits of pleasures/ comforts/ day to day hustling/ job)

7) Ketu should be considered exalted in Scorpio and Saggitarius and Mooktrikona in Pisces

8) Ketu should be considered debilitated in Taurus and Gemini

9) Ketu will internalize the energy of any planet it conjuncts. Example – Ketu conjunct Mars will magnify the energy levels of Mars but instead of inflating anger/ ego or aggression, it will make the individual highly controlled in emotions and the  native will be able to channelize their energy towards any goal they set out to achieve

10) Ketu with Moon gives strong powers of concentration and a personality which appears cold and detached in terms of emotions. If this combination happens in a fixed sign like Taurus or Leo, the person will appear extremely placid and cold in their emotional nature

11) Ketu with Mercury will give good mathematical skills if Mercury is strong and the person has a good analytical and penetrative mind which can make for good lawyers, professors and researchers

12) Ketu in Lagna and or close to moon also gives psychic/ intuition powers

13) Whenever Ketu and Mars are in conjunction (especially within 5 degrees) in the 1st, 6th, 8th or 11th houses, the chances of accidents/ surgeries goes very high. If this combination is not aspected by Jupiter/Venus and is aspected by Saturn, the accident/ injury can be lethal in intensity

14) Ketu MD usually brings a period of 7 yrs when a person can feel dis-satisfied in their career and general growth. Typically changes of any kind don’t come easily at all and a person can find hard to change status-quo in life

15) During Ketu MD, when Ketu transits over the natal degree of Saturn, Ketu, Rahu or Mars in a chart, negative events, especially of a sudden nature can be expected

16) As per point # 15 above, whenever Ketu transits over a planet, sudden effects related to its rulership can be predicted. Example Ketu transiting right over the 9th lord when Ketu MD is running can trigger very sudden effects related to father/ boss/ guru or employer

17) Ketu in its own nakshatra (which will be the 1st nakshatra in the fiery signs of Aries, Leo and Saggi) becomes very intense. Further, such a ketu tends to have a tendency to separate the person from the relative or significations the said bhaav signifies. Example for a Leo ascendant, if Ketu is in saggi in its own nakshatra, there will  be a tendency for Ketu to give problems related to children (5th bhaav) and if Jupiter the lord of 5th is ill placed/ weak, then Ketu can give tragic results related to the child of a native (especially male child)

18) Ketu is a karaka for sudden events and accidents. Its position is 6th and 8th house if close to the bhaav Madhya (close to the most effective point of the house) will always tend to predispose an individual to accidents and injuries/ surgeries

19) Ketu conjunct the Sun or Moon can give problems with eyes/ eyesight. With the Sun it also gives a predisposition to have bone fractures in life and problems with the spine. If sun and ketu are conjunct and well placed/ strong in dignity, the Ego and nature of a person is highly spiritual and balanced and their father might also be a spiritually inclined person.

20) Best positions for Ketu for material achievements is 3rd, 6th and 11th. For spiritual progress, Ketu in 12th is great when strong and aspected by Jupiter or Saturn

21) Ketu is highly unstable and explosive in 8th house and pre-disposes a person to secretive acts/ questionable actions which can bring trouble eventually to the native and his finances

22) When Ketu-Sun-Mars all combine in the 6th or 8th house, there can be death and destruction from Fire/ weapons or even wild animals

23) Ketu combined with Jupiter, Saturn and Venus foretells a saint of a high order

24) As with Rahu, the placement and dignity of the rashi and Nakshatra depositor of Ketu is of vital importance along with planets that conjunct and aspect Ketu to determine the final outcome of Ketu in a horoscope. Stronger the dignity and placement of the dipositors, better the results Ketu will provide in its dasas

25) Generically Ketu will act like Mars and hence the Yogas Mars is involved in the horoscope along with the dignity of Mars in the horoscope will ascertain the outcome of Ketu

26) Since Ketu dasa is sandwiched between Mercury (17 yrs) and Venus (20 yrs), if mercury and venus are strong benefics in a chart, the dasa of Ketu will also tend to provide positive results. Likewise if Mercury and venus are negative in a chart, the 7 yrs of Ketu will tend to underperform even if Ketu is otherwise well placed

27) Ketu placed in the 7th house will give a delay in marriage and a lack of interest in marriage/ partner even after marriage. If this Ketu is also conjunct venus and Mars, there will be a complete lack of interest in physical desires in the native which will effect the marriage and their partner in a negative manner


141 Responses to Generic Effects of Ketu (South Node)

  1. Pinky says:

    Hi VS,
    #14 talks about Ketu MD being a negative time period. Have you ever come across a chart of a person who gained financial heights and prosperity during Ketu MD? For such an outcome, would Ketu have to be exalted in 3H/6H/11H?


    • VS says:

      Hi Pinky

      These are obviously generic rules which can be applied as a broader brush paint but need lots of finer strokes to complete the picture. These finer strokes are the rest of the planets.

      Yes, Ketu MD can lead to financial success and I have seen plenty of such cases. Any exalted planet helps. But malefics are generally good in upaachya bhavs of 3,6 and 11. Even in 10th, a strong Ketu can give lots of rise and success to an individual. However such an individual, regardless of their material achievement in profession, works in a detached manner to their day to day job.

      always look at the conjunctions of the nodes. When functionally benefic planets aspect or conjunct them, good results are given by the nodes in their dasas. Very important is the dignity of the rasi lord and nakshatra lord of the depositor of the nodes too.


    • Vish47 says:

      The worst years of my life was from 5-12 that left a lasting impression on me . My Ketu is exalted and in the 11 th combined with Guru and moon in Scorpio . Despite moon and mars being in parivarthana , the Kethu MD was singularly a bad period for me . After that all the others have been excellent .

  2. Chocolat says:

    Can you please suggest why there is problem for not getting any job.

    Male, DOB 09-May-1981, Time : 15:30, Place – Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.

    Had very good job. Lost it in Jan 2013. Had to go to court for remaining money from employer. But got it finally. Since then, not finding any job. Also money not coming in. Big problem. Please help !!! Any remedies? Thanks.

    • VS says:


      sorry to hear about your problems. But I dont do personal readings anymore.
      If I start doing them again, I will let you know for sure


  3. Shuvodip says:

    Hello Vs 🙂

    I am native of LEO ASC . My rahu is placed in saggitarius in U. Ashadha which lord is exalted in 9th house. jupiter is placed in cancer with moon. Rahu is getting aspect from mars which is placed in 11th house. so sir, my question is will this rahu and ketu is producing any raj yoga ?? if not, will these two nodes give any good result in their respective dasha period ??

    • VS says:

      Hi Shuvodip

      The real analysis will be from a complete analysis of your horoscope ofcourse. From the bare minimum you have portrayed, the answer is yes – the nodes will get functionality of Mars which is a Yoga Karaka for Leo ascendant.

      however here are the things you should also look at-
      1) What are the degrees between ketu and mars (closer the stronger)
      2) Rahu and Ketu in this case are in signs where they generally act as debilitated
      3) other aspects including partial aspects on rahu and ketu will also be important (look at the bhav aspects article for more info)

      unfortunately I will not look into the horo for a more detailed analysis but you can look at the above 3 points as a starting point for a deeper analysis into your own horoscope

  4. Rohit says:

    If Ketu is in Nak of Rahu and Rahu is in Nak of Ketu. This axis is occuring in say 3rd-9th houses. what does it mean.

    Ketu in 9th house

    • VS says:


      Focus on the rashi lords of the nodes and see where the rashi lords are placed and with what dignity.
      Also important is any other planet in the 3-9 axis as the nodes will amplify and represent the significations of that house lord as well.

      Likewise any planet aspecting the nodes will be reflected in the behavior of the nodes. Example saturn in 7th house in this case will aspect ketu in 9th and so ketu will partake effects of the what saturn rules in the horoscope etc.


  5. sushil says:

    If ketu aspect on neech bang planet, does it will destroy its significance?

  6. Jatin says:

    If Ketu in 2nd house getting 3rd aspect from Saturn what does it indicate. Are malefics in income and expenditure houses good for natal chart or if this is happening in d9 or d10

    • VS says:

      Generally malefics are good only in 3,6 11th and to some extent 10th house. But it depends on the functional nature of the planet and aspects on it as well as the dignity of the planet.

      for example if for aquarius lagna if ketu is in the 2nd house, it is in the sign of pisces where it is very happy and strong. If jupiter is exalted in the 6th house and fully aspecting both ketu and its 2nd house and saturn is in 12th but also in own sign, this will not give poverty but many riches to the person who might be a millionaire. So no general conclusions are to be drawn

      • Jatin says:

        You make a very interesting point about malefics in 3, 6 and 11. Is 10th house not a uppachaya house?

        I have seen many confused about Kumbha lagna. As Lagna lord rules both 1st and 12th house. Now assume Sat is in 10th house in its own Nak. and Ketu in 9th house. Is this position of malefics weak. Can Saturn as lagna lord harm the house it sits or aspects Or protects them

        Does Ketu in 9th house creates bhagya dosh

        Again if Jup aspects Ketu and Ketu aspects Jup. Is that a good combination

        please guide.

        • VS says:

          Jatin, as I just mentioned to another person here, it is impossible to learn astrology by a few tid bits here or there.

          Here is a good suggestion – re read most of the chapters I have written in order first to last….you will answer many of your questions. Also intuition develops after looking at many horoscopes. I can not give too many individual responses. Not just because of a lack of time, but also because I get dozens everyday (most of which I delete) and more importantly its the wrong way to learn.

          Best learning is via case studies…do as many as you can

          as for your this question, for this one I will respond.

          1) saturn in scorpio for aquarius ascendant (even if in own nakshatra) will tend to give delayed success (if any) in career. Career can be technical (engineering/ IT etc.) BUT most imporant are aspects (even partial aspects are important). Please read my aspects article to see what partial aspects are

          2) saturn if aspected well in this case will give eventual success in career and such a person can even work in a prision or hospital (12th lord in 10th)

          3) since saturn is agitated due to being in an enmical sign of scorpio, its aspects will cause more harm(delay) than good. But a planet when aspecting its own house does no damage. In this case the damage will be mostly to 7th house lorded by Sun (enemy of saturn) and marriage can be delayed or denied

          but for 2 and 3 above see how strong is mars (depositor of saturn) and how strong is Sun. if for example sun is strong and well placed, saturn will still damage and delay marriage a bit but marriage will survive after some roughness. If sun is very weak then damage is much more and so on…

  7. Rajesh says:

    I have often heard people saying Ketu in 9th create Bhagya dosh. what is your exp while reading charts. what does it mean

    Also if Ketu is in Libra or Capricorn. are these enemy signs or good signs for ketu to be in.

    • VS says:

      Hi Rajesh-

      Unfortunately the answer to your questions is – Depends. On what?
      on the other 8 planets, the yogas in a horoscope, strengths of planets, divisional charts, nakshatra placements, Ashtakvarga for planets as well as total in a sign, dasas etc.

      Ketu in libra or capricorn can be very good as well as very bad. There is no hard and fast rule unfortunately. You will find say ketu in capricorn in horoscopes of millionaires as well as beggars, genius IQ guys and mentally deficient people, healthy people and also terminally ill people.
      Astrology can not be learnt by ‘hearing’ a few things here or there. Read all the rules first and then a few more times to get a good mastery. Then starts the real learning. By brute force of case studies. The more you do, better you will become. Once you have seen thousands of horoscopes, which will take years if not decades, you will know a lot of the answers yourself.

      Keep up the good work, dont give up, good things come to those who wait and work hard


  8. sushil says:

    Hello, sir I want to ask you something. Does ketu’s conjunction with sun in D10 chart make person unsuccessful in career? Man without any profession?

  9. saurav chakraborty says:

    I have a question about point 17. In general, what results would you expect from Kethu Mahadasha if kethu is placed in Sagittarius in his own nakshatra and jupiter is in 4th house (scorpio)? If the native is not married, would you anticipate sudden unexpected negative events in romance or higher education? I do not want to bug you with queries specific to a particular chart but could not resist myself. Mercury (in kethu nakshatra) and Venus (venus nakshatra) are conjoined in the Ascendant.

    • VS says:

      Saurav – as you might have guessed it is impossible to tell from the given data as the question is too generic and your assumption is right – I cant do individual readings due to a lack of time. Not to encourage more such questions, stand alone this is not a bad configuration for Ketu. In its own nakshatra and exalted in saggi, it will give karaka results and with mercury in the same tara, the person will have a strong memory and intellect and good intuition skills. Mercury if good in bala and not combust/ rashi sandhi can give good calculation/ quantitative and communication skills in this case and a good education as well.

  10. Varun says:

    Hello Vivekji – What are the generic effects if the lagna and rashi lord(ME for Mithuna) is deeply combust, retrograde and at 1 degree(rashi sandhi possibly ?) in Libra? Will it be able to play its role as the “LAGNA LORD” and be able to protect and flourish its significations ?


    • VS says:

      Varun – go ask a doctor – does a strong headache imply cancer?

      answer is it can but it can also mean blood pressure, infection, tumor, stroke or just stress or lack of sleep etc.

      you can not isolate individual points like this and look for short cut answers. once you read about all sorts of strengths of a planet, do lots of case studies for rodden ‘AA’ rated charts (google it). That is how you will learn predictive astrology

      without knowing any details i can say that dont you see such a mercury will be in a friendly sign, will have a high Istha phala and also virgottam being in first pad of the sign? venus is a strong friend of mercury. Also in this case if venus joins mercury in libra or exchanges signs by being in virgo then you can have a good raj yoga as well.

      Again no point in asking this individual questions in a tidbit fashion. Just put brute force practice and learn from case studies. it takes time and patience

  11. Varun says:

    Thanks Vivekji.

  12. sai says:

    hiii sir ,
    ketu conjuct with moon in ninth house(gemini) and rahu is in 3rd house saggtarius and iam libra ascendant(sun,mars,mercury) ,satrun is in his own house(4th) and venus and jupiter in leo(5th house) ,,,, and my question is this rahu and ketu perform in horroscope…………

    thanks in advance sir……………,

    • VS says:

      the person will make an effort to be noticed by others and make connections/ relationships. but will also suffer from headaches and can be a show off at times to friends and family even though they dont wish to behave in such a manner. they will have an active mind and need to communicate frequently to release their spiritual and nervous energy. ketu will give spirituality to the mind and a mind good for intuition and meditation. accounting/ number related fields can be good for such a person

  13. Ravishankar says:

    HI Vivek Ji,

    Greetings. I have a specific question on your Ketu posting.
    If Ketu happens to be vargottham in Navamsa in Aswini along with Venus in the tenth house
    Also if Mars (aries/aswini) and Venus(Taurus) happens to be parivartana in Navamsam.
    How does a parivartana affect the combination of Ketu (in this case with Venus), Does it act more like a combination with mars?
    Please enlighten

    • VS says:

      any virgottam planet will have an intensified effect in that rashi as well as bhaav.
      for starting astrology, dont consider yogas in navamsa. Focus only on D1

      yogas in divisionals are complex and can not be understood easily for beginners in astrology

  14. Meenakshi says:

    Ketu conjunct Saturn in 11th house without any benific aspect for a Capricorn ascendent, what kind of karmic obligations in this birth does it represent? What must such an individual do to rectify his karmas, in terms of what actions he should take?

    • VS says:

      meenakshi – many things need to seen and all the planets and divisionals etc before giving predictions. However stand alone, such a person will tend to be of a spiritual and detached mindset towards life and their job but will also have a tendency to cheat or involve in hidden activities in life for gaining money. But all depends on various aspects (even partial aspects) on the combination as well as operating dasas. there can be some health issue in sexual organs as well as anal area

  15. Tarun says:

    Dear Vivek ji,
    In Ketu MD if Ketu is conjuct with Surya, Mangal & Budh in fourth house. Does it give negative effect in whole MD, specially in finance and profession areas.

    • VS says:

      You will have to see what Surya mangal and Budh represent in the chart and their degrees of closeness (or lack of) to ketu
      also keep in mind in the general sense with 3 fiery planets in the 4th house, there will always be some degree of anger and anguish in the heart/ emotions of the individual (as 4th house represents your internal feelings)

      ketu will just reflect the effects of the planets as well as the 4th bhaav and its lord. So that is what you should analyze in detail

  16. Lola says:

    Nice read. I am currently in Venus MD and Ketu is currently transiting over my Venus in Aquarius. I am Scorpio Ascendant. Any insights?

    • VS says:

      Hi Lola,

      I dont provide personal readings. however to give a generic answer to your very generic question – focus will be on a good balance between work place and home life as the axis 4-10 is vital for you in this dasa and transit. you will be more focused on work than home life which can at times imbalance the work life balance till the dasa and transit combo lasts. also important is when ketu is degree wise close to natal venus when the effects are more pronounced. If married, there will be stress in marriage. if not married then any relationships will likely suffer a little bit

  17. Priyanka says:

    Sir ,if Jupiter and ketu in seventh house in cancer sign in birth chart is good r bad .how to rectify bad effects ? Please suggest me

    • VS says:

      Horoscope has to be seen fully and not just one or 2 planets. By itself Jupiter exalted in a kendra gives Hamsa mahapurush yoga which is good but being 12th lord in 7th house, some marriage issues can always be there. There can be a feeling of detachment towards marriage as well as sexuality in life

  18. Dana says:

    Hi.. Both of my kids have moon-ketu at 11. My son is cancer lagna with the moon-ketu at taurus and daughters virgo lagna with moon-ketu at cancer. Does this indicate any bad things for them and the family? Are these very bad placements?

    • VS says:


      A horoscope has other permutations combinations to check to give a holistic result.
      However stand alone, the placements you have mentioned are not bad. They will give an intuitive and focused mind (the closer moon is to ketu) as well as a penchant to gamble/ speculate in stock markets or lottery etc.
      But standalone, these are good placements as Moon is strong

  19. Jana says:

    Hi, i have ketu conjunct my 7th house lord ( mercury), sun and uranus in my 12th house (in aquarius). What are the effects of ketu here?

    • VS says:

      Uranus is not considered in Vedic astrology.

      effects of ketu can not be seen in isolation. many individuals will have the configuration you speak. Obviously each one will have a different destiny and its path. Hence an individual horoscope needs to be analyzed in detail before giving any predictions

  20. Prats says:

    Sir..I asked that question as your 1st point of ketu good for cancer lagna contradicts many people blogs which comments ketu in cancer is bad and in 1st house gives isolation and marriage patner is found to be exploitative as rahu falls in 7th house? So are there any combinations which reverse your 1st point?

    • VS says:


      well ketu is a generic malefic. Somewhat of a general combination of Mars and saturn. In lagna, if it is close to bhaav madhya and the lagna lord is ill placed then such a ketu can certainly give health issues, a bad temper and early death depending on the severity of afflictions

      however if ketu is in cancer lagna and mars is in either capricorn or aries or even cancer, then ketu will act like mars as well as moon (both functional benefics for the lagna) in 7th mars will be exalted, in 10th mars is mooltrikona with 100% directional strength and in lagna it can be neecha bhanga if moon is strong. In this scenario ketu replicating mars will give raj yoga provided the lagna lord and depositor of ketu is strongly placed as well

  21. Deb says:

    Sorry, I would like to edit/add to my previous question that I have Saturn in the tenth house in Pisces lagna. Jupiter and Ketu in Cancer. I have read your responses that you’re currently not giving advice based on horoscope reading. I am just wondering if there could be a possibility for a generic response for this combination, specifically about career. thanks!

    • VS says:

      Hi Deb

      yes i dont give personal readings as i do this only as a hobby. I havent ever charged anyone money, idea is to spread knowledge for those who wish to dive into this topic

      Jupiter, if placed strongly in 5th or 9th can make a person excel in teaching, education, consulting sort of roles, especially if it rules the 10th or has a connection with the 10th lord
      in 5th combining with ketu, it will give a spiritually oriented mind also and good wisdom accumulated over the years. The person will have a benevolent disposition and be sensitive and compassionate in nature

  22. Dev says:

    Saturn in close conjunction with ketu in vrischik rashi(vishakha nakshtra)in 4th house for leo lagna..mangal(pubha) is yogakarak but placed in 8th house conjunct chandra in meen rashi(ubha). Shukra in 7th house in kumbha.Lagnesh ravi conjunct guru in 6th house. How will be the ketu mahadasha..considering mangal is good, chandra and guru in veepreet raj yoga, simha lagna and meen chandra but shani with ketu. Shani ketu are already giving delay in marriage.

    • VS says:

      Hi Dev

      I don’t do personal readings. However in general from the combinations that you have mentioned, Ketu will give very negative results and definitively an accident/ surgery in its dasa. Marriage will be delayed even denied during ketu dasa, even if it occurs, will not be smooth

  23. Lakshmi says:

    I have ketu conjunction with Mars in Gemini in 12th house.I am cancer ascendant.Is it harmful because my 5th Lord is with ketu in 12th house.

    • VS says:

      mars is generally unhappy in gemini as well as 12th house. Together with ketu will mean rahu in 6th will give some stomach surgery/ injury in rahu dasa
      if moon/ sun are in 6 or 12 then injury of the eye is possible too

      how close they are to the bhaav madhya will dictate the actual strength of the negativity. It can mean a career in a distant place from home…even some travel abroad for work. IT/ tech work is possible

      i dont do personal readings unfortunately but wanted to give you some pointers. thanks

  24. Mahaksa says:

    Hi ji
    I have Ketu in second house Virgo closely conjunct Mercury – less than one minute apart. Ketu is in the Nakshatra of Sun which is in Magha Leo – the nakshatra of Keu and own sign. So its a nakshatra exchange with lagna Lord. However Saturn is also at end of Leo and in same nakshatra as Ketu/Mercury (uttara) – though not same sign. No other planet except of course Rahu aspects Ketu/Mercury – but Saturn and Sun are both aspected by full moon, jupiter closely conjunct in 7th house. Ketu Mahadasha is coming soon. Will it be good or bad? My health has been poor since onset of mercury mahadasha with serious debilitating lung affliction. (Ketu and Mercury are both in Aquarius navamsa and its exalted mercury in many divisional charts as well as main chart.)

    • VS says:

      Sorry, i dont do personal readings. My advise to you – little knowledge is dangerous
      what you have mentioned is not possible. If ketu is in 2nd house in virgo, then it can not be in magha which is in Leo

      please look for astrologers who can guide you with personal readings. thanks

  25. sambit says:

    A generic question
    Does the presence of rahu or ketu alone in 5th house along with 5th lord in dushtana house and combust jupiter deny childbirth and education?

    • VS says:

      other aspects and dignities have to be seen. However if Rahu/ ketu are very close to bhaav Madhya in 5th and the 5th lord is poor in dignity as well as karaka Jupiter, this will affect Children

      for education (basic) look at 4th
      higher education can be seen more from 9th house

      • sambit dash says:

        Thank you.
        So does that mean that while analysing education 5th house is not important rather its primary importance is in analysis of children?

        • VS says:

          Hi sambit

          Each bhaav has multiple significations.
          5th house does represent education as well (higher education) and creativity as well as intuition and memory

          when you look at Mercury related to 5th, think higher ed
          with Jupiter think children
          with moon think intuition & memory
          with sun think leisure/ stock markets, innovative thought, heart/ spine/ stomach etc.

      • Sundar says:

        I am learning from your answers to others’ questions as well..Thank you again. Would this principle (lagna degree, dignity of lord and bhaav karaka ) apply to any functional malefic?

  26. Prafulla says:

    Can sun with ketu in 12 house in vigro lagna….give luxury in life

  27. Cool76guy says:

    Venus in Kanya @ 25.16.48 degrees (lord of 2nd and 9th house)
    Budha in Kanya @ 10.44.20 degrees (Ucha+retro)
    Sun in Kanya @ 00.44.48 degrees
    Mangal in Kanya @ 21.55 degrees
    Kanya Lagna @12.48 degrees

    Is ther a neech bhanga yoga or bhadra yoga or any other implications

    • VS says:

      yes Bhadra yoga and shukra is neecha bhang
      person will be well read, highly intelligent, great verbal and written communication skills. Might be in the technology area related to computers (like IT)and can be a good orator/ author

      There will also be tendency to suddenly have a temper at times. More than one surgery/ injury in life

      • Cool76guy says:

        Thanks very Much VS ji…. Really enlightened by your articles…. Can this person learn astrology….. and how will shani dasa be (Shani @ 19 degrees in Karka in 11th house in the nakshatra of Ashlesha….

  28. Kuldeep says:

    I have conjunction of ketu and Mercury in 1st house.
    What is its malefic effects. Please tell me.

    • VS says:

      could mean many things. Like if you have a headache, it could be just stress, it could be dehydration, it could be a stroke or a side effect of a medicine etc. Proper study of astrology takes time like any other science/ field of study

      • kuldeep says:

        Thank You for replying me.
        The last time when I asked you something I did not read this page but now I read it.
        what you said {Ketu with Mercury will give good mathematical skills if Mercury is strong and the person has a good analytical and penetrative mind which can make for good lawyers, professors and researchers} is true on me. I have this power in me.
        Anyways thank you.

  29. Cool76guy says:

    VS ji,
    Does a retro planet give result of the Rasi it is placed and also the previous rasi ???

    • VS says:

      Not really of rasi behind it, though it will have a tendency to have some effects of the previous one, especially if its close in degrees to the previous one (within 6 to 8 degrees of the rashi)

  30. Cool76guy says:

    Dear VSji,

    In the moon tara system we get the vipat sampat and other categories of nakshatras. My doubt is do i have to consider this in mahadasha / transit interpretation as well.

    ex: a planet is very well placed in natal chart but its placed in one of the vipat / naidhana nakshatra then do i interpret that the nakshatra will minimise the effect of the goodness of planet in question whether its a mahadasha phala or transit phala.

    ex Shani in 11th house of kanya lagna (@ 19 degree but shani in ashslesha nakshatra). then will this dasha always produce obstacles for the person as ashlesha is a pratyk nakshatr for this person.

    • VS says:

      its a good question
      however, the nakshatra effect is usually more subtle. It is more relevant for transits
      It does work in the mahadasha as well but only in a subtle manner. meaning the effect will not become bad in your example, just perhaps go from a 80 good to say 70 good or so…

      • Cool76guy says:

        VS ji

        Thank you VSji…. then i think we should do remedy for that nakshatra (till the transit is over) will also help in minimizing the negative aspect (at whatever level it is), in addition. Correct me of i am wrong.

        • Cool76guy says:

          Also in transit how much to consider i mean percentage wise

          • VS says:

            no real answer to that. comes with experience. More important in transit is the location from moon, lagna and the other planets. So rahu in 8th will damage lets say the peace of mind, the health and finances. now if its in a friend naksharta (9th nak from moon) the result will be slightly tempered to become better but will remain bad
            now if such a rahu is exact trinal nakshatra to moon, the results will be thoroughly bad. so first is transit relative to other planets, then the bhaav from moon and lagna and then the actual nakshtra counted from moon

        • VS says:

          yes doing a remedy can help a bit

  31. Kuldeep says:

    Have I hurt you that you are not replying me of my question
    What effects are Mercury Square Saturn.

    • VS says:

      Hi Kuldeep
      I have to delete many questions which are either personal reading requests (which I don’t have time to do) or if they are very generic.
      you ask – “what are the effects of Mercury square Saturn”

      that is like asking – what happens when it is 25 degree celcius outside?
      the question is too vague, has no real answer and wont add anything to anyone’s learning – hence was deleted

  32. Sundar says:

    VS, I was just reading this in full; it is really impressive (of course assuming the things you have stated are true, which I absolutely have faith in).

  33. Sundar says:

    Sri VS:
    Ketu alone in Gemini (5th, 4 degrees), asc degree is 29; what is the indication?

    • VS says:

      such questions are very diffuse. my responses wont mean much either

      just think of this as a debilitated ketu in the 4th bhav from the ascendant. take a close look at mercury. If mercury is weak/ deep combust, this can give health issues related to the chest and make the person anxiety prone with febrile health

  34. Anuranga says:

    Dear sir .i am libra lagana and in my horoscope ketu in 1H.Astrology books mentioned it as bad for the nawamsa lagna is Arias and ketu in 9 H sagittarius With Jupiter moon and mars.So is ketu beneficial for my lifeaccording to my nawamsa chart

    • VS says:

      purely ketu (or any other planet) in lagna is not sufficient to give a bad or good personality
      the dignity on ketu, as in all other aspects on it. The dignity and placement of lagna lord and all aspects/ conjunctions on it. As well as the placement and dignity of the lord of nakshatra of lagna – these are the basic things you have to first look for to give any judgement on the personality

  35. Cool76guy says:

    Gm VS ji,

    Regarding transits, To my understanding the transits of Current MD Lord and AD lord has to be given more importance than the general transits (which are very popular Jupiter / Shani / Rahu-Ketu) right.

    For Example a jatak undergoing SUN MD and SUKRA AD then the transits of SUN and SUKRA hold more weihtage ( I mean the events in the life of the jatak will be sorrounded by these planets ruled/aspected by these bhavas as per their transit and strength in the chart) and the other major transits will have less importance unless they are aspecting the bhavas represented/ aspected by SUN or SUKRA ).

    The order being
    Most Weightage (75%) – transits of current MD/AD lords
    second Weightage(20%) – major transits like GURU/SHANI/Rahu-Ketu
    third Weightage (5%) – other planet transits

    Kindly tell me weather my understanding is correct. Thanks in advance.

    • VS says:

      transit of MD and AD lord is always important
      however saturn transit is always most important followed by jupiter and rahu/ketu

      slower transits are less important bcoz even if you are running moon MD, do you think your fortunes will fluctuate every 2.5 days? or within 3 weeks for mercury?
      since real life events dont materialize that fast..the transit of slower planets will always domminate

      however the actual horosocpe, yogas and dasas are what will actually dictate most of the events. Transits only reconfirm or negate an event destined. they dont create anything not in the horoscope

  36. Cool76guy says:

    Gm VSji,

    Came across a concept of YOGI Planet and AVAYOGI planet. Sir can you kindly make us understand the concept and how much importance to be given to it.

  37. Cool76guy says:

    This tithi soonya concept also is very confusing

  38. Cool76guy says:

    VS Sir, Can you explain the Rasi chart and bhav chalit chart with an example that a planet goes in a different house and how to intepret.

    • VS says:

      sure, will try to start revamping more articles soon, just have been very busy
      as a rule, try to take the actual effects of a planet for all purposes including dasas from the bhava (chalit) chart. The rasi chart is to be used to see the dignity or color of the planet (as in how happy or not it is) …distance from bhav Madhya or what some call the most effective point (same as lagna degree) is how strong the bhav will precipitate the effects of a particular bhav it sits in and aspects.

  39. Cool76guy says:

    Makar lagna (start @16 cp 41’48.44″) in Shravana Nak 3 pada
    Mars in lagna (15 cp 59′ 46.99″) in shravana Nak 2 pada
    Ketu in lagna (17 cp 24′ 35.30″) in shravan Nak 3 pada
    Mercury in lagna (5 cp 30′ 28.37″) in Uttarashada 3 pada

    Mars and Ketu aspecting 7th house which has Rahu (17 cn 24′ 35.30″) in Ashlesha pada 1

    Will she have a happy married life or mars and ketu combination can destroy her husband. ( or even kill her husband) in what dasha or antardasha

    right now she is undergoing VENUS_ MOON period (placed in 12 house along with sun)
    saturn and guru placed in virgo and guru wins the planetory war)

    Moom in Meena (mppn being avayogi and saturn being yogi)

    • VS says:

      No kuja dosha in this scenario. married life is fine as long as spouse also have rahu ketu axis in 1-7, which is ideal

      such people are very disciplined, determined and goal oriented. they have full control on their energy and anger and can be very competitive in nature

  40. Rishav says:

    Hi VS,

    General question.

    A malefic planet like Mars is most benefic for Cancer and Leo lagnas, how ever what is its effect of such Mars in malefic house? Does it still give effect of 5th and 10th houses or does it give effect of the house that it is placed in?

    What is the effect of Mars in 8th house with Rahu for Cancer lagna? 5th lord being in 8th house, does it deny child birth? Putra karaka is placed in 10th house (Aries).

    • VS says:

      Any planet will predominantly affect the houses in sits in and aspects. It will also carry forward its functional (house ownership) and generic effects with it. A sum and overlap of these things along with the planets that conjunct or aspect it, is the effects it will finally dispose

  41. r pristine says:

    Sir: if guru(as functional benefic too)has a close 4th(or 3rd)aspect on rahu; (1)will the maleficence of rahu(&ketu-too) reduce ?? (2)alternatively;if the aspect is on rahu’s depositor-will it be same result as above? (3) will shadowy rahu throw guru’s effect too in it’s own full/partial aspects?? kindly explain. regards.

  42. r pristine says:

    Sir: one of your answers(31.5.15)says “partial aspects on rahu,ketu r also Important”. so i got confused,& assumed that effect of partial aspects of benefics on Shadowy-nodes will have partial effects on them(to that extent at least)-in their malefc nature,and aspects.
    so,i have been seeking guidance on whether should we consider partial aspets on planets/Shadowy-nodes. thanks,& regards.

    • VS says:

      Partial aspects and sign (rashi) aspects are important but at a deeper level. They add more color to a known information. For beginners, I don’t advise them as a person will just get confused and start looking at astrology purely mathematically. A computer can do all sorts of complex calculations. Yet it cant be a good astrologer simply because astrology needs a complex understanding of the rules and their actual application on the day to day life. This comes with experience and extensive case studies, which takes time and patience like any other profession

  43. Cool76guy says:

    VS Sir: What result does a debilitated planet gives if its dispositor is also debilitated../ or the nakshatra lord of the debilitated planet is also debilitated

    say a debilitated venus in the nakshatra of Sun (which is also debilitated)

    • VS says:

      if planet debilitated and depositor (rashi) also deb. that is really bad. damage occurs in the bhaav and also the bhaav where the depositor is sitting
      for nakshatra, the bad effects are more enhanced only during dasa combination of the 2 planets and not all the time. but never good to have a deb planet in sign or nakshatra of another deb planet

  44. tanisha says:

    My dob is 19/11/1996 at 5.12 pm .kindly predict my about my career

  45. Cool76guy says:

    Is it true that after the age of 40 all the calculations general and transits are to be seen from Moon.

  46. Sundar says:

    Thank you note
    Vivek, your time spent in answering so many of my questions is deeply appreciated.

  47. Sundar says:

    Sri VS:
    “Whenever Ketu and Mars are in conjunction (especially within 5 degrees) in the 1st, 6th, 8th or 11th houses, the chances of accidents/ surgeries goes very high”

    Why the 11th? I see “recovery from disease” for the 11th, but I can’t relate. Kindly expand. Thanks.

    • VS says:

      11th is the most evil bhaav in all 12. it is 6th from 6th and can cause accidents/ surgeries and injuries as well as ill health
      the recovery from sickness is only when well aspected/ good dignity etc

      • Sundar says:

        I also learnt from you that generally planets in the 11th will do well. Can you kindly explain the apparent contradiction? I say “apparent” cos my understanding is not correct. Secondly, about the 6th from the 6th analysis..I have learnt from you about the nth bhaav from a karaka (like 5th from the house from the lagna and the 5th from the karaka of that house). Do we analyze this way (nth bhaav from nth bhaav) for all bhaavs? And why?
        Very much anticipating your answer to this..cos I am intrigued.

        • VS says:

          Good and bad is relative
          planets in 11th can give gains especially monetary gains..but can also give evil events like accidents, surgeries and sickness. Negative events can happen with mother and other members of the family

  48. Sundar says:

    Sri VS:
    “Ketu conjunct Saturn or in same nakshatra as Saturn (trinal to Saturn)”..
    I don’t get the “same nakshatra as Saturn (trinal to Saturn)” part. Can you help? Thx

  49. DK says:

    Dear VS,

    Ketu conjunct Mars in scorpio in 11th house for a Capricorn ascendent, what kind of karmic obligations in this birth does it represent? Will the individual lack initiative/detached from networking/marketplace? What must such an individual do to rectify his karmas, and what actions he should take to improve the deficiencies? This question only from a ketu conjuct mars stand alone point of view. Thanks

    • VS says:

      mother has a karmic birth in this case and can have a sudden and violent end
      the individual earns money with low effort but is going to go through lots of surgeries and injuries in life
      if moon is impacted by this combination but strong, then the person will have intense focusing ability and in general a very determined person in their thoughts

  50. Mayur Kher says:

    What will be effect of Ketu Dasha for Leo Ascendant, Ketu being place with jupiter in 12th house is in conjunction within 5 degrees in Cancer & being in Durgantara with Jupiter, Ketu is going out & Jupiter is coming in Durgantara in Kota Chakra in Pushya Nakshtra, also Rahu is going out from Stambha in Sravan Nakshtra in Kota Chakra, there is no other aspect on Ketu in Horoscope from any other planet.

    • VS says:

      Kota chakra concepts are to be utilized more in the context of transit only and not for the natal horoscope
      if the above combination occurs in the basic horoscope, it can make for a very spiritual person granted moon is placed well in the chart

  51. Mayur Kher says:

    Kindly refer to my previous query, Rahu & Ketu both are in incoming stream nakshatras and as they are permanently retrograde they are going out of incoming stream in Kota Chakra, I hope I understood it right.

  52. Sundar says:

    Sri VS:
    Quoting: “Ketu placed in the 7th house will give a delay in marriage and a lack of interest in marriage/ partner even after marriage”.

    Will Ketu’s transit in the 7th have a somewhat lesser but same effect?

    Thank you.

  53. Sundar says:

    Sri VS:
    When Ketu is closely conjuct Venus (no saturn in the mix), does it give a lack of sexual desire? If true, if Ketu is within a degree of venus and Ketu wins could it point to even worse problems?

  54. Bharath says:

    Hello sir my lagna kumbh from lagna 6th house rahu, 8th house guru and sani 11th house sun,Venus,budh,moon 12th house mars and ketu. if mars and ketu are at 12 house what they gives positive or negative please kindly briefly verify my doubt

    • VS says:

      since mars exalted in this scenario, you will be a fighter who never gives up and will have a strong mentality and the ability to work very hard and long. However these characteristics will be hidden in your personality. there is a possibility of blood and bone marrow health issues

  55. AJ says:

    Hi VS, thanks for the great insights here. One question please:
    Have you seen Mars Ketu conjunction in Capricorn (both in utarashadha nakshatra) to be “good” in any house? I had once heard someone say that this combination is not desirable in any house. curious to hear your thoughts please. Also, I wonder which lagna and Rasi would this combination be most desirable for (if at all?)?

    Look for ward to hearing your views.
    Much appreciated.

    • VS says:

      Yes I have seen it extremely good in many cases. in the 10th bhaav, this will represent a Ruchak Mahapurush yoga for Aries ascendant and will give great results. I personally know 3 people doing great in life with that

  56. Arjun Madan says:

    Thank you for your thoughts on this.

    Just to make sure I follow: in your example (Aries ascendant), it would essentially imply that lagna lord Mars is not considered afflicted by its conjunction with Ketu in the 10th house nor by the 7th aspect of Rahu?

  57. arjun madan says:

    thank you. this is very helpful to know

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