|Ruling Planet ketu
and Ketu have been considered as Grahas in Vedic astrology.
They have no physical identity but only mathematically calculated
sensitive points having immense influence on the natives of earth.
in its orbit, on a northerly course from South to North, crosses the
ecliptic (the apparent path of Sun). This point of intersection is
known as Rahu or Dragons head. 180 degrees away from this point, Moon
on its southerly course crosses the ecliptic. This point is called the
dragon's tail or Ketu.
and Ketu are unique to our system or astrology. Why so much stress on
the point of intersection of the ecliptic is given has to be
understood. While sun is the body and Moon is the mind the intersection
is bound to give immense effect.
and Ketu are not stationary in space but have a mean motion of about 19
degrees and 30 minutes in a year. It means it takes about 18 years and
6 months to make a revolution around the Earth. This motion is
retrograde. There is a concept of Mean Rahu and True Rahu. In Hindu
astrology we take the true position of Rahu and Ketu.
story relates to the great churning of the ocean by the Devas and
the Asuras to
take out Amrita.
Lord Vishnu with
the intention of preserving good made it a point that the Amrita should
not go to the Asuras.
To ensure this he took the form of Mohini.
maneuvered the sitting arrangement that she got to the Devtas first.
The Asura to
understand this trick was Swarbhanu.
He took the form of Devas and
positioned himself in between Sun and Moon. When his term came he also
received Amrita from the disguised Lord Vishnu. Before Swarbhanu could
drink the Amrita Sun and Moon identified it. Lord Vishnu severed off
his head with his Sudarshan
However, some drops of Amrita had gone down hence both the head and
body became immortal. The head represents Rahu and Tail is Ketu.
severed head was taken by Simihika the
mother of Asura
nursed patiently. The head over a period of time got the body of
Serpent and he was named Rahu. A Brahmin named Mini took the body. He
brought up this body as his own son. To this body Lord Vishnu granted
a serpents head. This became Ketu who in the due course of time became
a saintly and revered seer.
Rahu and Ketu have
not forgiven Sun and Moon for exposing them and they cause Eclipse.
is the significator of the following as per Uttara
Faulty Logic b) Harsh speech c) Outcaste d) an irreligious person e)
going to a foreign country f) Unclean g) Bones h) abdominal ulcers i)
Falsehood j) South western direction k) serpents l) Old age m) Maternal
grand father n) Worship of Vana Durga o) Writing Urdu or Persian
(Because these two languages start from right hand side, written in
reversed manner, like Rahu and Ketu's movement in Zodiac, which is
retrograde or Apsavya move. p)
Breathing q) Acute duodenal pain.
is observed that a strong Rahu is
good for the above mentioned significations and weak Rahu shows
just the opposite.
is the significator of following as per Uttara
Worship of Chandi,
others b) Medical practitioner c) Vultures d) Final emancipation e)
Consumption f) Painful fevers g) Bath in Gangesh h)
Great penance i) Wind complaints j) Mantra
Instability of mind l) Diseases of the stomach and eye m) Vedanta n)
Grandfather o) Small pox or boils p) A servant of Shiva q) Association
with foreigner or Shudras.
is observed that a strong Ketu generally gives good result and a
malefic Ketu creates lots of hindrances in life.
is in own house in Kanya Rashi.
It is exalted when placed in Vrishabha Rashi
while it is debilitated when placed in Vrischik
However, there are divergent views on this. Some authorities take the
Exaltation and Debilitation points as Mithuna and Dhanu respectively.
It is said that Rahu gives Yogkaraka result
if placed in Cancer Karkata Rashi.
However, it has to be noted that being a Chhaya
gives results based on the free-online-dating-site-planetary
influences. It is generally observed that with a benefic or in benefic
influence it gives very good result. It is generally considered as a
good free-online-dating-site-planet for worldly comforts. However,
there is lots of Maya attached with Rahu. In modern times Rahu
represents Computers, Internet and Mass Media.
is friendly to Jupiter, Venus and Saturn. It considers Sun and Moon as
its enemy and towards Mercury it is Neutral.
is exalted when it is placed in Scorpio Vrischik rashi
and debilitated when placed in the Vrishabha Rashi.
However, some authorities have given the Exaltation and Debilitation
point as Dhanu and Mithuna respectively.
It has to be said that Ketu is more towards spiritual side and is the
Karaka for final emancipation whereas Rahu is more towards worldly
pleasures. Again it has to be said that being a Chhaya
results according to associations.
in spite of having number of ancient texts extensively dealing with
various signs of exaltation and debilitation of Rahu and Ketu there
exists significant amount of controversy over the same.
is friendly to Mars, Venus and Saturn. It considers Sun and Moon as his
enemies and towards Mercury and Jupiter it is Neutral.
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