CONTENTS Chapters: l. Introduction 2. Rahu & Ketu in Hindu AstrologY 3. Rahu & Ketu in WesternAstrologY 4. True conceptionof Rahu & Ketu 5. Rahu & Ketu in Houses 6. Rahu & Ketu in Signs 7. Rahu & Ketu in AsPects of 8. Combinations Rahu or Ketu with Planets 9. Rahu & Ketu in Vimshottari Dasa 10, Rahu & Ketu in Transits Planets ll. Transit Rahu & Ketu aspecting 12. Transiting PlanetsaspectingRahu & Ketu Yoga 13. Kala-Sarpa in 14. Eclipses Nativities 15. Rahu & Ketu in FemaleHoroscopes 16. Rahu & Katu in SYnastrY 17, Karmic Destiny 18. FamousPeople I 7 t2 l8 23 28 33 4L 60 il 94

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PREFACE Thereare somewho will say that the Moon,sNodes(Rahu and Ketu) are worthless. Otherswill claimthey help. Who are you to believe? It is through pain staking effort and the collection of many charts that I have been finally ableto understand tO how to use Rahu and Ketu. In the horoas scopesof several criminals, Rahu/Mars association will be clearly visible. Someof the learnedauthors.are the opirrionthat Rahu of and Ketu do not solely produce any significant effectancl their influence also minimum. But thereare some authors is who say that Rahu and Ketu may cloud'theresultof a house by interferingwith rhe Sun or the Moon or both, but they do not work independently. Through the last pages thisbook of by way of illustration, I have very much proved that Rahu and Ketu do work independently and work powerfully. If you have beentaught that the Moon's Nodeshave little or no value and you ignore them completely that is your prerogative. If you want to take the chance with your own chart, that is your right, too. How far they are reliableahd to what extent they can be incorporated into your methods of predictionwill dependon your studies and research. So far there is not a singlebook being written on Rahu and Ketu in India. One of the prime reasons this negfor lectedarea is the lack of available informatjon on Rahu and Katu. Many authors have not given much importanceto the Moon's Node's, and whateverscatteredinformation we get from the different authors through the periodicals is not

But they are nevertheless of an importance to be examined by experiments and observations. In this strenuous. have been occupying an honoured and revered place among the scienceswere it not for him. in order that they may be verified or rejected as invalid. Start with your own chart first and then thrill yourself with the delight of knowing that evenyou can count on a bit of luck norv and then.\ enough to justify as a book on Rahu and Ketu. for we do not wish any body to accept them blindly. It has to be pointed out to those who are rvell-versed in the philosophy of astrology. It is my earnesthope that no astrological student will read and study this book uncritically. Asirologi<'ol Magazine. before incorporating them. I do not claim that I have originated the text. at the present time. instead of being Astrology's best friend is indeed the worst enemy. and The book in your hand is the result of my researches experinqents. I have examined and tested them on the touch-stone of experienceto avoid erroneous judgment and the consequent disrepute of Astrology and embarrassment and discouragementto the Astrologer. The principles set forth in its pages should be scrutinised and tested thoroughly. the uncritical student.and I have taken considerablepains to verify the accuracy of predicting events based upon Rahu and Ketu. However. Astrology would. in the texts and the reader is at loss as to make out which ii right and which is wrong. work. In actual fact. mostly came to my rescue and my thanks are to those learned authors from whose writings I have taken the advantage of. that absolute fatalism is on part . India. Bangalore. I have no hesitation in admitting that I collected and compiled the text from the various sources. Then there are controversial statements.

of the credo of the knowledgeable astrology. which limits opportunity. However. The day is not far offpropounding a clear interpretation of the €ffects of Rahu and Ketu. Allowance has to be made by the factor of envirenment. this work is capable of considerable extension and rmprovement. in order that ultimately the standard book on the subject may at last be written. Manik Chand Jain . Such factors are capable modifying forecasts accordingly to the degree to which they are able to limit the terms. lt is my hope that the interest of the reader will be fired to such an extent that he will join silent band of researchscholars in the task of verifying these statements. adding to or embellshing them.

cessors The names they attached to these points wcre accordingly somewhatstriking. we might ask them what about other methematical points such as Ascendant. A monster called the Sergentor Dragon. The Hindus conceived full the Moon's Nodes asthe cross-roads magneticinfluences of of potencyand gave them the status of planets in so far their effects are concerned. That is apparentfrom the known fact that our predeofthousandsofyears ago were able to forcast Eclipscs. There was no material body there. however have scoutedthe idea that mere mathematical important. and Mid-heaven. regarthe two Nodes of the Moon.CHAPTER I Introduction Amongst the salient features of Hindu Astrology is the importance and recognition that is given to Rahu and Ketu. yet non-existant. A knowledgeof Rahu and Ketu has existedfrom ancient times. How crn tbcy . was usedto depict the general inffuenceof thesepoints. physically ded and treated as full-fledge planets. They of points. could have any effect. with little variation of form. so how could they influence? In putting forth our defence. The real character of the Indian Astrology can thus be said to be dependenton thcsetwo shadowypoints. Followers of the so-calledscientificschoolshavs deniedthe significance Rahu and Ketu in astrological studies.

It had been recognised that they produce marvellous effect. One is the position of the Earth with reference to the earth's annual motion and this is given by the apparent position of the Sun. which ancients thought so much. at times more than the planets. Rahu and Ketu show at which points the Moon is also in alignment with Sun-Earth relationship. It is really astonishing to note that mere points of intersection of the Earth and the Moon's Nodes should be so strong in their impact on human life. and this is the ascendant. as they have no body. and at the same time deny the importance of two points-Rahu and Ketu. the Moon and the Earth plays a large part in the unfoldment of each individual's consciousness. The subtle relationship between the Sun.gases . Second important question is asked from them : How do they supposethat the massesof silicate and metallic ores. Since Rahu and Ketu are in exact opposition to each other. you can miss one of the most important luck areas in any chart.afrect anything ? But they still allow the uses of these two points -Ascendant and Mid-heaven . There is little doubt that the omission of the Moon's Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) from a nativity is a severe handicap to the interpreter of the horoscope. The ecliptic is the plane of the Earth's journey round the Sun. The Earth itself is symbolicallv presentedin the horoscope in two important ways. If you leave out of the Moon's Nodes. the effect of these Nodes should be considered simultaneously. The second is the particular point of space and moment of time when a birth takes place. thus making possible a more perfect rapport between the three bodies and indicating at which precisepoint in the zodiac the main effects of such a rapport can be anticipated.

etc. A planet in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu has special significance in relation to the things signified by the Node it is with. Ketu in the fisrt half and Rahu in the second half suggest that the native will be more . The advanced student will find much of intcrest and matter for deep study in noticing the influence of Rahu and Ketu on human affairs. The manner in which these qualities are expressedwill be shown by the sign and Houses they occupy and the aspectsthey receive. is it not palpable that the apparent astrological effects of the zodiac and planets. while the Tail rcpresentsthe past. clearly provable as they are. which the Spectroscope reveals as the constituents of thc Planets. We can generally say that Rahu in the first half and Ke:u in the second half of a natal chart indicate that the native's position will deteriorate with age. which they accept ? Seeing the accordance between the heavenly movements and our mundane affairs. ascendantand mid-heaven and other important points are rather the handwriting of God in the Heavens. We can thus expect to find the native manifesting a good many of the qualities represented by the sign containing Ketu and to be seeking to express the qualities belonging to the signs in which Rahu is placed. This provides a clue to the significance of the Moon's Nodes. The position of Rahu representsthe qualities to be developed and work to be done during the present incarnation and the position of Ketu shows the quali' ties developed during past lives and thus indicates attitudes that come naturally to the native. They are classified as Karmic planets. Rahu is known as the Dragon's Head and Ketu as the Dragon's Tail. They are simply used for our guidance and it is our duty to attend them. have the long life effects on mind and earthy destiny. for the Head is forward looking.

the Nodes seem have a constructiverole to play in the long run. No other planet can be comparedto the Nodes in this respect. They are alsoproductive of what are called : Raja yogas-indicating power. after making the native passthrough various phases of difficulties and sufferings.life will be marked by misery.a seer. or struggleand misunderstanding throughout. however.rhey wilt also enablehim to progress spiritually. . the afflicted Nodes strike the native with leprosy.drive them mad or chasethem to forests. The intensity of efrectswill. position and attainments-and thesebecomefully manifest during their main and sub-periods. to for.The effectsof the Nodes are not alwaysevil. Rahu and Ketu eclipsethe Sun and the Moon representing the soul and the mind respectively. Ancient sages have called Rahu a diplomat and Ketu. be subjectto the powers of other planetson Rahu and Ketu.But in cases where the Nodesjoin 'poisonous parts of the constellation' along with Mars or Saturn'without any beneficassociation aspect. Rahu or Kctu within two degrees the ascendant of give an unusualtype of personalityand very disrinctiveappearance. Hence.By and large.and more prosperous with age.both Rahu and Ketu are maleficsbut Ketu is consideredto be spiritual causing salvation to human souls and Rahu is more earthly indicating mundane prosperity.So. they have a great influenceon the Soul's liberationor rebirth. too. Accordingto Hindu Astrology. Well positedRahu and Ketu with beneficialconnections and aspects rise the native to dizzy heights in life.

Rahu rules over three asterisms-Aridra. Venus and Saturn respectively. Ketu in enunch. Thesesignsare ruled by Mars. henceRahu's portfolio is to give thesein plenty. who hassway over Air. Its gem is Turquoise.Detriment in Piscesand Inharmony in Aries. Rahu is Exaltedin Gemini.Ruler in Pisces. A correct blending of thesethree . Rahu's period is for l8 yearsin Vimshottari Dasa.Sun rules the soul and Jupiter rules the wisdom. Rahu governspeternal grand-father and maternal grandmother. he beginsto give at this point. Thesethreeplanetsare very intimate friends. Fallen in sagittarius. Mars rulespowers.Rahu has the influenceof Venus and Jupiter.indirectly ruled by Rahu. Rahu by nature is said to resembleSaturn. Its gem is Agate or Lapisluzzili. When the native learns the disciplinary influence that the Saturn/ Mars connotationexertsover his Ketu. Ruler in Virgo. Incidentally.Ketu rulesAswini Magha and Moola. it may be noted that all thesesigns.They fall in the signs of Gemini. When the native learns the growth at Rahu. Harmony in Libra. Leo and Sagittarius respectively. Ketu has the influenceof a Mars conjunct Saturn. Mercury rulesintellect.Swati and Satabhisa.'Venus rules pleasureand Saturn rules misery. from the Airy Triplicity. Rahu is feminine. which are situated in the signs. Harmonyin Aries. Ketu is exaltedin Sagittarius. Aries. Detriment in Virgo and Inharmony in Libra. Fallen in Gemini. which form a group of very intimateplanets. one of the five elements. the Sun and Jupiter respectively. with Jupiter/Venus influenceexertedhere. Libra and Aquarius ruled by Mercury. he is meeting destiny.

while Ketu the short persons. Ketu's period is for 7 years in Vimshottari Dasa. hence Ketu is said similar to Mars in giving effects. the . Rahu represents tall. Hence Ketu is said to characteristics be conductiveto liberation. Fire is ruled by Mars.Ketu rules maternal grandfather and peternalgrand-mother.will lead to liberation. Further. these signs form the Fiery Triplicity. Rahu giveseffectsthroughout while Ketu in the ending period.

Greek and Egyptran *yittology ignored him. saturn is too spirituai to be a tempter.Danavs (demons) churned the oceanto obtain the nectar. Rahu is a Giantdemon' a Demi-god. Lord Vishnu and Kurnra Avatura for extracting nectarby churningthe ocean-Kshirasagar"The DevasGods) and the.CHAPTER 2 Rahh & Ketu in Hindu AstrologY It was Rahu (Satan)to awaken the idea of earthy pleasure in the minds of Adarn and Eve in the Garden of Eden and thus causing their downfall and not Saturn (Satan). he is a tester' Though Rahu was very much there in the West. someof did not give any seriousimportanceto the learnedastrologers of Ketu.performed severe Tail or Serpent's penance invoking Lord Bruhma and the latter appearedbefore him. Mythologically.creation Rahu and and Ketu in the Veclasand Puranas' Rahu Puranic Tradition : The origin of Rahu and Ketu is an interesting reading.but Roman. Swarbhanu asked Brahma a boon : to confer on him the status of a planet in the lleavens' Brahma granted him the boon and disaPPeared. but to keepthe mountainup Lord mountainMainukct Vishnu took the form of a tortoise and supportedthe mountait't . Vasuki. though there are storiesabout the. However. the Serpent king was the cord to churn the with .the lower part of whosebody endedin a Dragon's Tail' f)emon Swarbhunu. Even in the East. Later on.

To deludedemons with the transientmaterial temptation. but it was only after he had partaken the nectarand thus became immor tal. This madehim to developbitter enmity againstthe Sunand the Moon.on his back. too overlookedto Swarbhanu. . failed to notice thl trick. africting the Sunand the Moon enternallv. Amrita (nectar) camein the last. He made them to sit in two different lines. Swarbhanu. the the headwasjoined to the body of a Serpentand he became Rahu. for he knew its true worth. lest evil become permanent glving no opportunity to good influeuces to thrive in the World. the gods became annoyed and appealed Lord Vishnu to destroyhim. so He. had infiltrated into the ranks of thc gods and managed to partakeit. Many things were churned out.captivatedby the beauty and form ofthe enchantress. swarbhanugot the statusof a pranet himserfas Rahu and his counterprrt as Ketu.so that he will distribute nectar to gods only. who was different than the other demons and who was interested in the real thing. Lord vishnu alsowanted to fulfil the boongiven by Lord Brahmato him. On Lord Vishnu'schopping-off headof Swarbhanu. Sun and Moon (gods)discovered Swarbhanuin the line of gods and on this discovery. By taking Amrita. one becomesimmortaL It was prayed by Devas (gods)to Lord Vishnu that Amrita neednot be given to demons. Lord vishnu took the form ofan enchantress and also the responsibility of dlstributing thc divine nectar to gods and dcmons.s presence. Lord Vishnu feignedignorance and acted as if He did so on the hint given by them (Sun and Mobn). Lord Vishnu severed to Swarbhanu's head from the body with his Chakra. The demons.

The Second factor is the linking of the Sun and the Moon with Rahu. In Puranic legend. Rahu and Ketu are two parts of the same demon. The Vedic conception brings out two factors. In any case Rahu was not a planet then. wd directly feel the influence of the Sun and the moon only. According to Rigveda. The spiritual darkness is Rahu and the spiritual light is Ketu. therefore. the Moon entered the Sun and this caused the phenomenon of Solar Eclipse. Rabu in Vedic Age : Vedic age was the begining of the Astrology age. So the conception of Rahu being the eater of the moon and Ketu that of the Sun belongs to a later age.On account of this incident. the supreme earthly planets. We thus come to believe that the Luminaries of the Sun and the Moon are. when the demon Swarbhanu devoured both. the Hindu Puranas have spoken of this eclipse allegorically as Serpent's swallowing of the Sun and the moon on New and Full Moon days. the phenomenon of a Solar Eclipse was the result of the Sun being devoured by a demon called Swarbhanu. The Union of the Soul or the Sun with the Mind or the moon brought out the mightier child of Maya (materialistic world) in Rahu. Rahu was not a planet but a demon. linking Rahu with the upper part of the body suggestsall the organs of knowledge and vital organs of action to be in his possesion. He is looking down on the earth in . In our daily life. the conjuction of the Luminaries on New Moon day created Rahu while the opposition of the Luminaries on Full Moon day created Ketu. On New Moon day. In Vedic conception. According to Vedic Sages. Here Rahu was considered a demon and not a planet.

.rh" clestiny will never to Truth' It to laws and it is expected conform '11 has the dreadfulyet attractive hood' In . whereSerpents certarrr of an individual' Cotrrais saidto obey tt. and hanal (3) Lord Subrahmanva dancedon Kalingu' thc several-headed O"t. T-he 'toty allegorically Moon's Nodes-are urtrooomi.".f.. l0 .or !..e1]::.. gin..-...tr.material attachments the back-bone to the coil and Ketu' to the top of . endorved rvith gems of it Puranas is saicl ..." when rousedand taken lt:n: serpentbeneaththe back-bone' poY. abundantspiritual will hold slvay' Rahu can be incipient."lt'.Thus his interestin the search of the lower part of the body' earth is againProved' is the Sun and Vishnu In Vedic terminology' Lord Vishnu refers to the Chakra. There are many fables playedimportant rolesin blildine."l fact that Rahu and Ketu-the orbits of the Luminaries and the points of iutersectionof the of the causes of this fact led to the understanding this fact and also about the "Jit*""ty of eclipses' Hindus are proud of antiquitY of their civilization' literature Hiudu Mythology: The Hindu Mythological and Ketu' Rahu and Rahu speaksof another sym"iolismof Heads the other' to supposed be serpents'One is the Ketu are the serpentbed(2) Lord on Tail..So long the power rs ir"oa.it"tily.tui CoUtos are extremebrilliance' due to It is perltaps 'i""t Why all this tussabout the serpents'l in the shapeof a itat the Kundalittipower coiled ..cl Krishna in ancientHindu scriptures serpent. (l) Lord Vishnu is rectining the on serpentsas ornaments head around Shiva is wearing is alwavswith a ser.-i+il-". is ecliptic.

When we add the epithet selestial meaning of the sky. the python only creeps and is comparatively speaking static.pray to them for liberation or Supreme Wisdom.possibly the head. it can refer to only one python that has been identified through the ages with the ecliptic belt (Vishnu Chakra). Prophets and sages demonstrated that they have controlled the serpents and are ready to help us if we . heavenly or divine. The python is different from snake not only on account of its huge size but also on account of the fact that while the snake has speed and is dynamic. brain etc. attachment. ll . It draws the prey into its mouth and swallows it. The reference of the killing of the Python by Apollo (Sun) near Delphi is also the story of the ecliptic and the Sun. The very purpose of life is evolution to higher states. Greek Mythology : The python of the Greek Mythology was the huge serpent or monster slain near Delphi by Appollo. Some refer to it loosely as the Snake and the story of the snake is woven in a thousand patterns in the religious mythologies of the world. It has a wonderful power of immobilsing its prey by its hypnoti c gaze. Thus it is that Ketu said to give liberation and Rahu. but ordinary python is described as a large snake that crushes its prey.

To ignore them is to miss a valuable clue to interpretation. too. they are frequently called Caput Draconis and Cauda Draconis-Head aud Tail of the Celestial Dragon in the West. for they provide an indication not only of the focus of activity during the life but also of the main purpose behind a particular incarnation. If we accept their approach. As to the ilnportance of the Moon's Nodes. These. we may add that no one can live to 40 years of age without experiencing their favour or lnalice. they do not have any place in predictive astrology. George White is one of the learned astrologers of the West who. it has been found that the Moon's Nodes form an important axis across the chart.CHAPTER 3 Rahu & Ketu in Western Astrology Till today most of the learned astrologers in the West do not take Moon's Nodes into consideration. Through the astrological notings and writings of the ancients. too.. l. are not physical bodies either. then the ascendant and M. both. should not be taken into consideration also. in is his book : The Moon's Nodes ancl Their Imp<tr- . Called Rahu and Ketu in Hindu literature.C. Their arguments are : that since Moon's Nodes are not physical bodies. and in due course of time. Hindu astrologers use the symbol to this day and usually treat them as the most potent influence in the affairs of man.

they do not contract but act complimentaryto eachother.Lordliness. is too much on the defensive. 3. GeorgeWhite is the only author to our knowledge who has spoken about the physical statureof the individual by the presence Rahu near the ascendant of though it was not found correct on test. However.r adverse.' whereas Ketu so placedtendsto be lackingin self-confidence and in order to make up for the lack.observed Ketu brings the past life. Ada Muir in his small book : The book of the Nodes and The Part of Fortune. Thus. has said ! Since great stress was laid upon Rahu and Ketu by ancient astrologgrs.to the native. mentioned the importance of Hindu Astrology and astrologers. white givesemphasis the Moon's Nodes that rvasoriented to or elevatedin the natal chart. some of his observations are startingly correct and provide the missing link in the predictive astrology. among other writers. has stressed that Rahu in or ctose to the natal ascendantis indicativeof more than the usual self-confidanceand not a unpleasing . both in the natal chart as well as by Transits. Ketu becomes the suction point for all incoming Karmic l3 . influencethrough the Nodal axis which is utilisedthrough Rahu in the chart. Moon or planetsare aSpecting thesepointsu. White. 2.tance in Natai Astrology. The author is very correct when he saysthat though the Nodes are opposite to each other. favourable c.ui " deal can be learned from these concerning the sprinls of action. we would urge students give attentionto the Moon's Nodesespecialty to if Sun. Mohan Koparkar in his book 2 Lunar Nodes. or Karmic. The author saysthat either Nodes in the First houseattracts attention. gr.

the fact remains we are required to learn. but Saturn also seems to play a major part in our Karmic destiny. explanation. author of Lunar Nodes*New Concepts. deed or work.energy from. for which we are not to struggle to achieve. the past incarnations. For this reason. it is called the Karmic Distribution Control. Since Ketu is the intet point for Karma. This energy is then processed by that individual and redistributed into this present lifc with the network set forth by Rahu' The planets ruling the signs of Rahu and Ketu axis are called the Karmic Controlling Planets. it seems to be the point that indicates our destiny. states : In Sanskrit. to compensate. the planet ruling the sign of Ketu is called the incoming. Karma means act. control this gift instead of letting it l4 . or past life. to atone for a certain thing and lvc can only do that during a certain period in time. Karmic Control' The planet ruling the sign of Rahu controls the Karmic distribution in this life. to do. We were born during a certain cycle to fulfil a certain action. Bernice Prill Grebner. This is especially true concerning Rahu and Ketu. Ketu is the faculty learned from a long period of reincarnation of the soul. It is a faculty inherited at birth. One of the main purpose of our life is to 'overflow' and control us. This aspact made by the Controlling Planets to the Nodal axis is of great significance in Karmic understanding. Whatever your. 4. or a certain Karma. The Controlling Planets have storing implications depending upon where they fall in the chart and the aspects they make with the Nodal axis. Call it what you will. Another explanation of Ketu is that it represents the last of a long line of certain hereditary strain.

there being no marked preponderance either way. Things happen because of the time. sometimesin the I lth. 5. the famous l7th Century English Astrologer paid much attention to the Moon's Nodes in his book l5 . is a severe handicap to the interpreter of the horoscope.There rs a danger of destroying the new growth at Rahu by too much concentration at the Ketu area. Ronald C. De Vore in his . Lilly. There is little doubt that omission of Rahu and Ketu from a'natal chat. the sectors of the horoscope linked rvith public ent'ertainment. The Nodes in transits often mark the arrival of a significant period in the native's affairs. 6. and similar and sundry factors which the modern astrologer can trace from the ephemeris but often does not. the Lunar Nodes were placed in the 5th and llth houses. the place and the planet and the Node is often the middle factor in that formula. We always need to be aware of maintaining a balance at the Nodal axis. Sometimes Rahu would appear in the 5th. we can see whether there was an eclipse condition shortly before or after birth. Encyclopedia of Astrology. whether a planet near Rahu or Ketu would shortly be activated by the Moon's transit. W. Davison in one of his articles observed Some years ago when investigatrng the astrological indications of screen and stage talent. The Nodes themselves merely point to places where something may happen at such times-which itself is of no small matter. I noticed that in a large number of cases. writes: From the position of the Moon's Nodes. 7. A planet in conjunction with either Node has special significancein relation to the things signified by the Node it is with. or that of the Sun.

Cornwell in his . The Tail of the Dragon by nature is quite contrary to the Head. 10. as "an equally vivid. the darknessof Ketu is exchanged for Light. This conjunction with Rahu places emphasis is on the sense of danger. 12. Caulson Tumbull says that when the Sun or the Moon is sextileor trine Ketu.Introduction to Astr ology : The Head of the Dragon is masculine. A.L. instinctive senseof danger"on such occasions. cites the position of Rahu with the ascendant when conjunct or in favourable aspect M. Such a sextile or trine was listedas an outstanding help in the chart. explainedand proved the efficacy of the Moon's Nodes by statistics and many illustrated examples.L. H. as fortunate with other vital centresof the nativity. Car Leipert has an interesting interpretation on the Moon conjunction either of its Nodesas "an often unaccountable. for he is evil. Cilliers in his article has said : The ancients saw thesetwo important points opposite each other on the ecliptic stretehedacrossthe heavens like a huge dragon lying l6 . ll. Heinz Antoni through his book: Moon'sNodesin Delineationand Direction. yet nonetheless necessary logical.C. instinctivefeeling of protection and guidance" not apparent. 9. of the nature of Jupiter and Venusand of himself a fortune. not immediately true. 8. Encyclopediaof li(edical or Astrology. It can be so strong that it is almost a reversionto a primitive type of reaction. Dr.

Rahu shows"what has alreadybeen learned. Curt Knupfer concludesafter making his statistical investigations The results with the Moon's NodesSystem : was the second-best among six different systems which were applied. t7 .in wait of the Sun and the Moon. From this stand-point. Thyrza Escobarin her article observed: The Nodes generally considered to be particularly Karmic in their indications. Western Astrologerswould do well to head to the Moon's Nodes mdre closely.which occur near the nodal points. the Nodal axis may be likened to a balancesheet of personal assetsand liabilities in the horoscopewhich is a kind of Cosmic Ledger for eachsoul. whatever that the nodal conjunctions with or squares *he various Planets are of great importanuc and to should never be neglected. There of is no doubt. 14. to swallow them at intervalsduring. and thus is an area where these lesson-easy or difficult-are to be learned and debts are to be paid.the Solar ano Lunar eclipses.'. It is quite possible that a solitary Node in an otherwise unoccupied house indicates certain eventswhich could not be otherwise deduced from the sign of the cusp of that house and the aspects its ruler. 13.though the sextileand trine aspects seemto be rather weaker and of less importance.

Authorities differ about them. Astronomy and Astrology. the physicsof eclipses tells us that the shadowsare causedby the Earth. The usual explanation given by some of the learned astrologers that they are as much is physicalbodies(planets) other planets are and they are as invisible because their discs are dark. Rahu and Ketu posedifficult problems for the astrologer and have been the cause of considerable controversy in the recent past. Whatever may have been the liables of mythology. the Sun and the Moon. From what Varahmihira observesin is his Brihat Somhita. Others are of the opinion that they are points in the eclipticwhere the plane of Moon's orbit cuts the plane of Sun'sorbit.itis obvious that he was aware of the true causesof eclipsesand other celestialphenomena.it is Moon that covers thd orb of the Sun and castsits shadow on the Earth and causesthe eclipse.it is the Moon that causes eclipse by playing hide the and seek. But if we seethe movement both the in cases.CHAPTER 4 True Conception of Rahu & Ketu Rahu and Ketu are controversialfiguresin Hindu Mythology. What are Rahu and Ketu. In solar Eclipse.it is reasonablythe Earth that caststhe shadow on the Moon and cause the eclipse. and they do not exist by themselves. ln Lunar Eclipse. .

atmosphere. The other planets are bodiesof physicalmass. On the other hand. Rahu and Ketu are the points of intersection of the paths of the earth and the Moon in the heavens. Theseeffect the earth and its inhabitants. The planetspossess mass and have force of gravity. gravity. the points of intersectionare two which lie I 80 degrees apart. shape and colour and their mass.It must. They also emit electro-magnetic viberations. And the Moon revolves around the Earth. Therefore. Now the basic assumptionof astrologyis that planets influence the earth and its inhabitants. Man dwells upon the earth and so is influencedby them. however. actually existingin the sky and visible to the eye. Then how do they effectthe earth and its inhabitants ? It has alreadybeenstatedthat Rahu and Ketu are the two points of intersectionof the path of the Sun and the Moon. They are only two imaginary pointsin the heavens. have been studied in detail and ascertained. Rahu and Ketu do not existin the heavens and possesno mass.without shape or form. They move on definedpaths in the heavens. be stated at the very outset that there is a fundamental differencebetweenRahu and Ketu and the other planets. Their movements on their paths createfields of force.. The l9 . distance from the Sun etc. As these paths are nearly circular. The apparentmotion of the Sun is due to the revolution of the earth around the Sun. They are the points of intersectionof the apparent path of the Sun with the path of the Moon. They have form. The Earth and the Moon are two bodies possessing physical mass. motion. Rahu and Ketu are only tqre imaginary points in the heavens.

This fact may be explained through an example. so the in mutual relationship the positionof the planetswill not be the same at any two instants in Kalpa. It may be called electromagnetic any other. It is natural that where two fields of force meet with eachother. because they are a part of the earth and move along with it. They represent cross-roads the on the fieldsof force of the earth and the Moon. Similarly. Rahu and Ketu are two Nodes of the Moon. Latitudes of the planets depend on their Nodes. Thus Rahu and Ketu are the two points on the ecliptic 180degrees apart and in whose vicinity disturbed condition prevail. whibh are imaginary points ? They cannot either emit rays or reflectrays from the other celestial bodies. disturbed where the paths of the earth and the Moon intersect. It is said that History repeatsitself but 20 . (one Kalpa. however. The path of the earthsor the apparentpath on the Sun is thb ecliptic. being equal to lO90Maha-yugasand one Maha-yuga is of 4. The equilibrium is.naine of the force is not material. are the two points of disturbance the paths of the Earth on and the Moon. But what about the influenceof Nodes. The movements a of Railway Train on its track creates field of force which is a noticed by a passerby and not by persons who are in an equilibrium. So what is their emanating positionin Astrology. somethingunsual should happen.32tr000 years). the inhabitants of the Earth are in an equilibrium with referenceto the field of force created by the earth during its motion around the Sun. as the periodsof revolution of the Nodes are different for different Dlanets. The inhabitants the earth are not or of aware of the field of force createdby the earth.

who are born at the tinte of. Since the astrological influence of planets depends on their latitudes. W h c n S u n c o m e s i n c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h R a h u . O t h e r p l a n e t sa l s o develop abnormal traits when they come in contact rvith t h e m a n d t h e i r n a t u r a l q u a i i t i e s s u f f e r . The events may be similar but can never be identical. t h i s g i v e sa sttong :rdvantage to the Rahu area.eclipscsare always prone to mental abnormality and to other physical suffering. This truth is established on a consideration of astrology. even though they are tmaginary points naturally exerciseastrology influence on the earth and the living beings on it. The effect of Rahu and Ketu forces itself on our attention most clearly at the time of the eclipsesof the Sun and the Moon. The ego and the new activity flow along the same path. Then the light and other electro-magnetic viberations coming from the Moon or the Sun are cut off and the normal arrangenents rvhich obtains for the earth are disturbcd. It is known fact that during the period of eclipsesand sometimes before and after them. Persons. the normall functioning of the human system-suchas digestive apparatus etc. Whenever the Sun is loca- 2l .u s u a l l y f o r t h e w o r s e . They are also likely to have week constitutions and short lives. But it is not only the Sun and the Moon that suffer when t h e y c o m e i n c o n t r a c t w i t h R a h u o r K e t u . When the Sun and the Moon come near the Nodes at the time of the Full Moon or the new Moon and a certain other conditions are fulfilled an eclipse of the Moon or the Sun take place. (their Nodes). is disturbed and that is why it is said that no food should be taken during the period of an eclipse.not in a identical manner.

It is only in recentyearsthat Rahu and Ketu are recognisedi4 Westernastrologicaltexts-thisis surely a sign of Indian influenceon Westernastrologicalthought. action and warmth. it will enhancethe basic quality of that planet. 22 . Lately few astrologersof the West have written few booksproving with illustration that the Moon's Nodes play an impartant part in human affairs.ted is where there is strength. vitality. To cut short. this givesgreater difficulty in establishing the new growth. In order to grow and learn.the personmust build a strongego. whenever Rahu is in conjunctionwith any planet. But when Sun is in conjunction with Ketu.

all comewithin the purview of Rahu/Ketu influences. the taker. He will needto accomplish and developself things through the po wer of his personality . death of children happinessfrom children.still births. Ketu. Rahu and Ketu do better in 3.This personneedsto learn to do things for him' ielf. FIRST HOUSE : This position often signifies that the personalvaluesare more important than general public or partnership. l0 of and ll houses.WheneverKetu happens fall natally. to rely on his own initiative. Their results are comptimentary.Cases abortions. and since giving and Rahu is tbre taking are results of former action. to us of covetedprizes. we may morc clearly see the justice in present gains and losses as indicated by the H ousepositionof Rahu and Ketu. Rahu (unafricted attracts while Ketu robs blessings accordingto the house it occupies. Ketu will natrrral|y be in the seventhhouse. so when we deal with Rahu in the first house.CHAPTER 5 Rahu & Ketu in Houses Whenever Rahu wil| be in the first house. giver.no separate delineation of Kctu in the seventh house is necessary. 6. All studentsof astrologymust recognise the law of Cause and Effect. even though they may feel that the fact of reincarnation is not Proved. that area of the chart will need more effort from the perdon than the oppositearea.

porribl. so the sound investments should be made to provide for less productive period. home or domestification is highly significant in their life. There may be a problem in connection with a parent or an imbalance in his love for them. THIRD HOUSE: This condition often signifies unusual intellectuai ability to share his senseof awa1s1sss rn his life with tirose in his sociar environment and receive from their senseof awareness and impressions. loving one more or it could give loss of one at 24 . Benefits frorn travel ani short moves are often noticed in their life. a probably the mother.sufficiency. Gain is made through im-ou. Extreme view on national problems are expressed. pleas_ ure through short. If affiicted.o_ perty or mineral wealth. SECOND HOUSE : This condition often signifies unusual fina'cial activities or abilities to deal with earning and managing'his own resources.ubl" p. If affiicted. The partnership activities 'are often a drag for them in many ways but they have to learn to cope with that. Other people or partnershios become a medium of learning experiencbs without choice. FOURTH HOUSE : Benefit comes through parent. For some reason. Ketu in the 9th house in Sagittarius is good for spirituality but bad for worldly luck and good fortune. years of affiuence are followed by years of privation. He should rry to stay away frorn credit matters and othdr's resourcesas much u. They have to learn to abide bv their own resourcesas it is an inborn instinct for him to iepend upon other's finance and resources. if his destiny is to be fulfilled.iourneys and neighboring cities is denied.He must build his own.. Excellent relationship with brother and sisters are noticed..

S E V E N T H H O U S E : f h i s c o n d i t i c r no f t e n s i g n i l i e st h a r m a r r i a g e o r p a r t n e r s h i pa c t i v i t i e s a r e e x t r . For spiritual growth. meaning releasefrorn the . pleasure through social in_tercourse. diplo_ 25 . like conforrs of the Couch but very good for Ui*inu o. Speculative gains are shown. SIXTH HOUSE : The recuperative powers are great and health can be regained through fasting or avoiding exce_ sses' This condition often signifies work-rerated areJs and t h e i r i m p o r t a n c ei n r i f e . circumstances may not give tlem the opportunity to be prominent in their field FIFTH HOUSE : This condition often signilies close relationship with children. Career is given a second priority in their life. He needs to love deeply and intensely on a oni_to-one basis. salvation. Ketu in the l2. this. p l e a s u r e s is obtained through contact with public.t o I e a r n t h e b a l a n c ei t t a k e s t o d o t h i s . They have fairly good successin love/romance.th house in Sagittarius is bad tbr u. Marriage or businesspartner is usually ltlore mature than the native. unless heavily affiicted. He is to learn to use his heart and becotne 'attached' in a very personal way. but regarding friendships they may have some disappointments.is quite a good position of Rahu Afllictions lessent-hetime available for these studies and incrase heartrr difficurties. He should develop a great desire to be creative in some endeavour.an early age. They are very charnting. w i t n l t r i s p o s i t i o n h e n e e d st o r e a r n to work and be of service to otlters. Although they have strong self displaying ego. This person hasto w o r k w i t h a p a r t n e r .ordly pleasures. e n l e l yi m p o r t a n t i n h-islife.epeateO cycle of births and deaths.

get involved also indicate disregard for religion' They will publicity or some foreign affairs/activities with publication.evil resultsmay happen which may adversely affect the native's health. in ger success the professionor careerarea but the native will huu. reputation and relation with theGovernment.matice and polite in generalexpressionor communication. h-e *itt u" forced oftakingfromothers. to coincidences' He needs in their life-time due to strange within his immebecomemore objectivein his interpretations are very destined of brothersor sisters diate world. u checkeredcareer. physical 8th house. NINTH HOUSE : When the position is not developed' from theirmistakesin many they have to learn a lot of lessons they cannot even comunicatetheir problems' This can cases. Avocation should be followed' home and domesticlife' to sometime the point of sacrificing way' and This meansworking for or with the public in some 26 .Stronginterestintheoccultorhidden sideofthelifeisnoticedasarescuefromthematerialworl i. sudden fall from position can happen. When affiicted.urrrlrrg from the idea or reality of death and regeneration poverty' ' is strongly noticed in this case If affiicted' fear of accordingto the sign at the weakness nnunUui lorr. EIGHTH HOUSE : This position forces the personto learn to accept another'sfinancial help' Money is obtained his through partners. Legaciesare promised' Sometime in of to learn the acceptance the humility life. Affiictions threatensseparation from partnersand law suits' is Ketu in the ascendant not conduciveto the health of the native. Affairs in their life whetherthey want or not' TENTHHoUsE:Thisconditionoftensigniliesstron.r.

a true humanitarian. There next ation of a successful difficulty is with regard to children. They are a lot closer to their father than mother. or affiicted. Their first half of life is not. Often difficultiesduring childhood bring about a mother/father complex to this person. Public recognitionand honours. The digestive system problemswith or circulation needsattention in their case. Aflictions createenmities and jealousies. Many hopes are realised.others contrive to bring about his downfall. assistin time of need. vague imaginationsand forebodings. Friends. handicapped. Occult studies should not be indulged in at such time. TWELFTH HOUSE : The personhas a lot to learn in this life time with or without individul choiceand needs self sacrifice. punctualand steady.In their work. It is helping those less fortunate. Here they must becomelike an Aquarian in the highestsense the word.he will have less time to spend on home matters. When affiicted. ELEVENTH HOUSE : This position often signifiesthat the person has considered friendship. Affiiction sometimes resultin lack of mental balance. very in the enjoyable comparedto the secondhalf. in a better position than the native. they are quite methodical.Problems of and difficultiesusually stem out of romancesand quite often formrelationship is very difficult. 27 . practical.

2 . a c q u i s i t i o n o f l a n d s .p l e a s i n gw i f e / h u s b a n d a n d b e n r : l i t s from the government.CHAPTER 6 Rahu & Ketu in Signs Rahuis in Aries. t h c d r a n r a t i c i n s t i n c tl s strong and there is usual plenty of self-command. then wealth. l. He will have all the comtbrts and will become the chief of his clan. He was engagr:din h i g h e r s p i r i t u a l l e a r n i n ga n d g o o d t h i n g s i n l i f e w e r c t h e m a i n p u r s u i t s o f h i s s o u l . C a t t c e ro r A r i e s g i v r s r v e a l t h . But if they are connected with an angle or trine ruler. will be conferred on the native. 3 . R a h u p l a c .Ketu will naturallybe in Libra. power. status etc. Sc the delineation Rahu of axis is always coverthe delineationof Kettrin the in one sign. . h o u s e .g o o d s e r v a n t s . e d u c a t i o n . the person was lucky and was surroundeil by luxuries aud comlbrls. T'here u'ill i b e a u s p i c i o u sc e r e m o n i c s n t h e . Rahu/Ketu posited in dual signs and in conjunction with or aspected by the rulers of the 6th or 8th or the l2th housc will causeloss of elder brothcr or tather or the native. I n t h i s l i f c t i m e . : di n T a u r u s . ARIES/LIBRA : In his past life. Their Whenever to complimentary eachother. R a h u i d e n t i c a l t o i t s e x a l t e d s i g n ( G e r n i n i ) p l a c e di n an angle or trine gives political power and fame. will itutomatically oppositesign.

the . GEMINI/SAGITTRIUS : The person spenr his past life in various philosophical and mystical pursuits. he must have undergone several punishments before the present birth takes place. Some pride is shown and a tendency to boast also. CANCER/CAPRICORN: In past tife. In this life. but you can get to him through proper emotionalism. 29 . Family cohesion is important to him. There will be pilgrimage to shrines and holy places and increasein philosophical knowledge.. He preferred a a life of freedom and independence. maintain his Karmic status. He has the power to suggestor transfer ideas to others at a distancesand foreseeevents. Consequently. Failure to keep both hands tied up may cause loss of many successful opportunities in the present incarnation. He may show a colder exterior. Distorted sexual life and misuse of potver was the lifestyle. rhis person has suffered many difficult and confining situatjons. He will try all his best to live nicely and comfortably and struggle to. In this life. at least.ircumstances force him to be with others.ant and unhappy. he will have a keen interest in new ideas and enterprises if they relate to home comforts. [n this life time. Domestic life was unpleas. He seldom has a chance or opportunity to cultivate his emotional and material base. makes him an admirable character.perfect domestic harmony and happiness. very marked sense of humour coupled with the desire to be just to all. the person was engaged in many underworld aitivities. TAURUS/SCORPIO: In his past life. he has a senseof mastershipand a democratic view of human necessity. If he tries to isolate and withdraw from the society.

them. He has beengiven many opportunitiesin this life. he will have vitality to carry forward large enterprises. he cannotjust skip and go on to the next to gamein life.He did not have many opportunities. His mental harmony taking responsibilities is possibly his greatestcharm. Whatever doesin this life will in of have a sense justice. In that life he as gained and lost many thingssimultaneously he could not will be mild and gentle.because could not identify them and make use of them. LEO/AQUARIUS : He has spent his past life in many unu$ualactivities. In this life time. Therewill be suddenaccess much wealth. Strong self-conditioningand is self-confidence noticedin him in this life. LIBRA/ARIES : He has spent his past life with a lot of physical activities.Thus. othersand capableof under' He has the capacityto supervise very early in life.He hardly had time for his personal needs and worked towards achievingthingsfor others. he was almost an incognito he person. he learn to balance he and dignifiedand upright. but at the sametime. temper and aggression. he has to achieve themvery methodically. may not be after materialisticcomforts and luxu' ries.social ddsiresare very pronouncedand there is often much stability and perseverance. In this life. He will build new housesand will travel in forqign lands. In this lifetime.but he is alwayslucky to be in plentiful in that respectSCORPIOITAURUS:He has spenthis past life in luxuries 30 .He would like to servethe sufrers and will have enthusiasm for national service. He will achievemany success this life without fighting for them and just by utilising his mental He energies. VIRGO/PISCES : In past life.

like grandeur in buildings and gives of his substanceto the weaker and less fortunate. He could not get a chance to go out and do things. He will achievesubstantial esoteric knowledge or understanding with or without being too involved in the occult.and comforts without caring for the higher learnings. His hidden motive and energiesare strong aud he will use them whenever he has to. He would not listen to anybody and will go with a routine life. takes an interest in politics. He is logical in argument. polite and gentle. In this life time. he is required to do lot of thingsin this life outside home. He will take a keen interest in public affairs. but never foregives. impatience and impules. he will be quiet. but is apt to overreach himself. Now he js choosing a path of indepedence and isolation. desirp for direct results leads to ted of him. He is very much interested in the material things as well as in the human emotionalism. home and the surroundings was the key focus. He has spent. As long as no body disturbs him. what others do to him. has much sympathy for others and interest in seeing those in his own circle accumulate wealth. As a result of this. He had to deal with others constAntly and had to fulfil what they expecIn this life. The past life was spent in SAGITTARIUS/GEMINI: many commrmicative and intellectual activities. He is endowed with grace and idealism. there is seldom steady accomplishmentand mental discord robs him of much pleasure in life. He may forget. AQUARIUS/LEO : Hc was very much self-centered in his 3l . He will go from one extreme stage of living to another during the same life. CAPRICORN/CANCER : In his past life.his past life in various domesticated activities.

Now in this life he is to learn to be humanly. persistance and efficiency as well as the desire tbr the His accuracy mark the influence of this lifetime. minutest surface. he was very methodical and detailed oriented to a point of extreme. Dealing with people and their emotions is important for him as he likes the exchange of feelings in this material world to keep him happy. He spent his past life in substantial discriminating conditions and instincts would not even get close to him at that time. PISCES/VIRGO : In past life. Unpredictability is always on his side which he has difficulty dealing with in this lifetime. to mix with others and help them to solve thcir problems. His innovations and abilities to tackle situations is quite amazing. 32 .past life and had no time for othersr His status was pretty high and commanded a great respect for his powers in the society. Endurance in research work. He will have the tendency to neglect home or office routine if these interfere with his social ambitions. but he does not decision may not be logical on the care in that respect.

This aspect provides great internal emotional satisfaction for these people. People do lose their mates somehow.In our studies. MARS. MOON. Responsibilitiesare often given to them just as they are ready for them. we follow the modern aspects. Strong .CHAPTER 7 . Rahu & Ketu in Aspects Aspects in Hindu Astrology are different than the so^calledmodern aspects. For the purposeof this work. In our opinion. This position over stimulates and sornetimes exaggeratesexual arousal. This aspects provides strong personalelevation wherever the Sun is located. since this automatically puts Ketu in the 7th (marriage) house to the Sun. This aspect provides strong interest in athletic or physical activities in these individuals.we have observedthat aspects with the Moon's Nodes are workable upto l0 degreeorb. The destiny often helps them in most of the ways it can during life. Moon conjunct Rahu makes it a more familiar territory than other aspects. It gives advantage to the Rahu area.Women will play an inlportant role in this department of his life. This person has a good personality that is well received by the public. Conjunctions to Rahu SUN.

This addsto oftenare for makes great popularity. Marriage relatiohship of it' We cannot for successful them. at leastfrom the surface be too sure. and is romanticallyeccenURANUS.higher philosophiesand excellent wisdomflow throughthesepeople. that Rahu with Venusis actually as good as it sounds. All their learningexperiences the of balancing and utilised in order not to properly analysed limitationsare make the same mistake again. The person with this aspectis affectionate to life have a tendency warm-hearted. His mind is way ahead of the masses. lt givesluck ano goodfortune in balancing nodal axis. Theseaspectdoes provide or good material possessions often financial self-sufficiency' is You can consider it very fortunateif someone born with Jupiterand Rahu in conjunction. The good thingsin the Venuscharmand comeby them quite easily. Often this aspectmay deny good physicalhealth. talents MERCURY. He is the adventurer utilitric. tt give considerable and Nodes. They often havegood communicative seemto comefrom someunknown sources' energies and their All aspectsto Mercury have psychicvalue It givesgood spirits and cheerful nature. patience fulfil the work to SATURN.Considerable sation of built-up nervous energ-vis often well-channelledby 34 .is from brothers and sisters seenin getting aheadirr assistance life or vice versa. the JUPITER. Assistancefrom brothers and sistersis highly significantin their life and often it is a mutual on exchange a timely basis. In this aspect. and VENUS.

ready to help all 4n need. Rahu with Uranus very often gives stroke and 'freak' accidents of type which are heart trouble. charts of many composers or musicians have Nodes with or squaring Neptune. The idea is to distribute the Neptunian cnergies. all to often. utilising the Plutonian means. to the surroundings and associates. either for good or bad. hospitable. Possible difficulties can concern homc life or can be connected with the public. Often a conflict from a previous life with the father has brought about this condition and bircumstance. 35 . sympathetic nature. Encourages completely out of the individual's ability to control. female organ problems. This gives a greater difficulty in establishingthe neu' growth. depending upon the house location of the conjunction. This will give sex problems of some kind or problems concerning partners' money. Natal is very keen. MOON. PLUTO. This aspect is Karmic in nature.these individuals.reward or punishment. mother or women in general. This ascept indicates lack of physical vitality and general suppressionof ego. Basically. Circulatory problems of difrculties with dige stive system are quite common for these individuals. Here we have a generous. His sensivity and awareness This seems to be a favourable Karma. seemsto indicate a confrontation with death Rahu or Ketu in conor problems dealing with the Occult. it is Karmic lesson. This. junction or afriction with Pluto can increase any cbancesof glandular problems or in the case of women. NEPTUNE. Oppositions to Rahu SUN.

This may make the person suspicious. sex and energies in past life have brought this condition in this life. It is not good for partnership or marriage becauseit gives too great a desire for freedom. lndulgence and misusesof physical power. Nervous system. Based upon the rest of the chart happiness from children might be a void issue to these people. The person with this aspect is eccentric with fitful energy which limits him in making good use of his talents. It gives great love of adventure.MARS. SATURN. MERCURY. Action and fear need to be balanced. Judgement can the poor.With people of opposite sex. VENUS. gets affected due to this aspect. This givesa fluctuating type of mind. These people often learn to overcome the materialistic barrier either by choice or by heavenly force. 36 . there can be great t sacrifice o an ideal love. always seeking new experience of some kind.outspoken. so the person may not be good at giving advice. The person is usually sensitive and cannot expresshis affection They face several hidden problems regarding comfortably. JUPITER. Their methods rvill be strange as far as others are concerned. Sacrifice or surrender is the key word here. so the poor.in general. Things have a tendency to occur as late as possible. love/romence. URANUS. They just have to go through wordly and unwordly experiences and then the significance of patience. Circulatory problems or blood difficulties can be normal for thesepeople. This does not exactly favour happiness. Success is also hard to achieve where saturns position is located by sign and house. and somewhat tyrannical.

This person must be careful of drug aud sex abuse. tt. T h i s s e e m st o p u t a s t t .ui vitality which can cause physical suff. lt may ntake the person seem aloof. He seemsforced to project himself into a separa_ tive action.NEPTUNE. Ofr. . lt is dilficult for hirn to arrive at success life.. T h e a s p e c rw i l l g i v e t h e individual the ability to inhale spirituar and idealistic goars ro org. T h e a c t i o n a n d s t r e s ss L ' e n r s o t come out at the Moon's position and through problc. Therc rs a tendency to fault linding exaggeration. r>nehas [o adjust the right amount. It givc.crr one finds that they have no energy rvhen [hey hau"'u ror ro tro.. MERUCRy. This aspect produces peculiar ernotional i m b a l a n c ei n t h a t i n d i v i d u a r . Under this condition. and over stimulation of the imagination fr..srnuch sexual energy... PLUTO.. It is best to releasethe feelings solne way.ith wornen.r no -j7 . The action and stressseem in to colneout . It gives impatience and may disturb ." puini of sexual prorniscuity.ri. Squares to Rahu/Ketu S U N . MOON.' oni restructure the individuality.i" pf. Along rvith this aspecr cornes cruelty or stenl nature. This can give problems with health lbr rnosr of the person's life.nrs n. o l t g e t h a n u s u a l r accent on the Sun and its position.nir.nd vicc versa. sometiurcs t. They will not hesitate to use destruction foi the sake of construction but only as a last l.esort.rt the Sun position.yr.g.lhey need to t'eel good' but they are frequentr| unabre t' do so f. K e e p i n gt h e peaceand harmony will be their rnotto.irrr overi d e a l i s t i ct h o u g h t s . MARS.

It prone' can complete him to take risks.significant. this aspect indicates two tlrerlature. Kalma. It may not deny love in his life but it can The square is no tacles in the way that he must overcome' good for lasting love and tend to make the person tyrannical and jealous' This is quite a strange aspect to sush an SATURN' This exrent that limitations in life are doubly. PLUTO. Deliant strange ways and means are achievethingsinlife.specilic reason.niil be according to the nature of the sign and and aspects. The life seemsto be fated' Call position can give lorieliness. making him accident NEPTUNE. the life is full of action 38 . In this aspect. which we it. ot what you will.Hehasalovefordrasticaction. fate. This person varies from moody and sensitive utilised to to reckless. Hidden often seen. good luck or down the middle of the road' Hindrance in is often seen in this aspect' For these people opportunities He learnings from children is quite common and prominent' and reckless' can be revolutionary This aspect tends to break-up his numerous love VENUS put obsaffairs.apullbetweenundueidealismandover-sensiti Karma vity with power hungry selfish gratifications' The house position . tensions with brothers/sisters are This person is at one extreme or another' never JUPITER. it is that area to it in strict discipline' can rlo little about except surrender URANUS.somewiththisaspectseekfalsesatisfaction sides to in the seuses. Many times. He seemslbrced to project himself into a sepaand rative acrion.

This aspect indicates wholehearted pursuit ol the nodal positions and aids in an effective way. ideas of these people have a substantially great influence over mankind.suppressionof action without any significant events. ln this aspect. If preplanned and properly executed. Assistance from brothers or to them is very prominent in this person's life. Trines/Sextiles to RahuiKetu SUN. personal elevation and execution of proper ego for that individuat. it attracts a woman who will help him. proper use of knowlcdge and wisdom is shown by the indivi- 39 . MERCURY. Correct and constructive actions come naturally to successfully fulfil the destiny of the Nodes. It gives a cheerful temperament. Their communication and externalisation has a magnetic force associatedwith that which others cannot help but notice. In a man's chart. Financial good luck and material . MOON. sbccess without sacrificing any Karmic debt is seen in this aspqct. JUPITER. It can give a feeling of independence 'vital because of the nature'these people have. This aspect provides good popularity. This aspect provides added physical strengrh or reserve energles. This is an intellectually stimularing aspecr. MARS. The health is affected beneficially and the personality colnes acrosswell with the public. Trine aspect is good for an astrologer. Circumstantial assistance in getting recognisedin the world is noticed. All aspects to Mercury have psychic value. This aspect gives a calm and steaoy emotional nature.

Here they have the ability to see the serious broad view and stick to it: In this aspect. Orle good thing about these people is know how to. lt inclines him to metaphysical studies. Brilliant ideas and innovative things are often associatedrvith this aspect. the harder the person works. T h i s p e l s o n i s t a l e n t e d i n m u s i c a n c lt h e arts. VENUS. Their temper. Even the good aspectsto Pluto can be separative. This aspect in a man's chart makes him attract beautiful women with much charm of manner and they can expect better luck regarding money matters. He is also the philospher. but the seperatiol is for good. or has a great appreciation of thenr. use their unsual energies. H e c a n e x p r e s sh i n r s e l fb e s t t h r o u g h h u m a n i tarian and social reform. not only to them. This gives a nature that is dependable and well able to put action behind the feglings of affection. but to their surroundings as well. N E P T U N E . H e s e e k st h e s e e m i n g l yi m p o s s i b l e . This aspect provides excellent working habits to these individuals. Emotional a n d s p i r i t u a lm a t u r i t y i s s e e n e v e n i n e a r l y c h i l d h o o d . 40 . lt denotes force and depth. PLUTO. when not in control is quite destructive. U R A N U S .dual. This aspect prov i d e s s t r o n g s e n s e f s p i r i t u a l i t y o r e v e n m e d i u m i s t i ca t t i t u d e o to the individual. the better will be hisrewards. SATURN. and when to.

b u t i n t h i s c h a p t e r . w e w i l l p r o v i d e s o m e o f t h e important conrbinationsrvhich the readcrs uill find useful in predictive astrology. A s s o c i a r i o n o f R a h u r vi t h S u n . h e r v i l l h a v e s e x u a l r e l a t i o n sr v i t h t h e w o l n e n o t ' h i g h b o r n l r r r n i l i e s . 3. T h e b e s t p o s i t i o n o f R a h u i s t o b e p o s i r e di n t h e l s t h o u s ea l o n g r v i t h S a t u r n . 6. Some result is indicated if Raliu is in c o t r b i n a t i o n r v i t h M a r s a n d t h e 2 n d h o u s el o r d .CHAPTER 8 Combinations Rahu or Ketu with of the Planets It is rather difficult to give all the combinarions of the Rahu or Kelu w i t h t h e p l a n e t s . r o l R a h u p l a c e d3 r d o l t l t h l ' r o r nt h e S u n o r S i r t u r n s o n f c r s r o y u l i t y o n t h e n a t i v e i r r r n o s to f t l r e c a s e s . o 2 . R a h u s c l u a r et o S u n a n d t r i n e t o S a t u n . . Rahu with the 7th lord in Sagitrarius r Pisces rnukes o t h e n a t i v e a d u l t e r o u sa n d i f t h e S u n j o i n s w i t h t h c r n . l O t h l o r d a n d t h e a s c e n d e n t lord aspected by Rahu rnakes [he negative proficient in religious scriptures. C o m b i n a t i o no f t h e S u n . 5 . SUN l . 2nd from the Sun and 9th fronr Saturn conl'ers s p i r i t u a l i t y o n d t u r n s t h e n a t i v e i n t o a r e l i g i o u sl e a d e r . M a r s a r r d S a t n r n n u l l i f i e sa l l t h e o t h e r g o o d c o u r b i n a t i o n s f t h e h o r o s c o p e . 4 . Rahu. t h e S u n a n d t h e M o o n h a v i n g t h e 9 t h r e s p e c to f J u p i t e r .

is evil for the mother. Mars. Moon in the ascendent. if Sun/ it Mars do not aspect Saturn. the nativervill sufferfrom chronic illness. However.the native will enjoy royality.Sun.Sun in the ascendant. join Saturnand Moon joins Sun. Mars. Mars in the llth house with Rahu and thesun in the 5th house.7.the native will lead a life as a chief of the town. 8. Rahu in the 5th houseand the ascendant lord is in association with the Sun. Saturn joins Mars and placed in the ascendant. Rahu in the 5th. and Jupiter are placedin a signowned by an evil planetand Rahu is placed in a sign of maleficplanet. 14. Sun/Mars are in the 3rd house. Rahu in the 2nd house. Person not born on Thursday. Mars and the Sun in the l2th housecauses native to lose his mother in the his l2th year. Rahu in the 6th. 42 . ll. there will be comforts of the Mother till late in the life. Mars in the 3rd house. Venusin the 2nd and Sun/Mercuryin the l2th house. 9. Venusin the 7th house. the native will become Mars lame. the person will be greatly troubled by his wife and children.Mercury in the l2th houseand Venusis exalted in Pisces. Moon joins Rahu. the mother dies soon after the delivery.the personwill fall from a tree and die. the child will die soon after birth. 10. Mercury. is 12. 16. 13. Rahu in the 7th houseaspecting Venus or Venus in the 7th house from Rahu and if from Venus. 15. Venus and Saturn. Saturn in the 8th. Rahu in the 2nd house with Sun.Jupiter joins Rahu. Jupiter and Saturn.

but the relationsbetweenthe father and the Sun will not be cordial. 21.conjunction the Sun in the 8th housecurtailsthe longevity. Gemini. of children also. 23.with exaltedSun in Aries. Rahu in the 3rd house. There will be frustrations and comforts of the children rvill be denied. to 22. Moon in the 2nd house. Rahu conjunction Sun in the 7th. gives rise to exceedinglypowerful Raja Yoga. placed in malefic houses or aspected'by -malefic planets.17. but the political careerwill be a failure. 5th or l2th house is excellent. the native is sure to become Emperor. Conjunctionof Rahu and the Sun is bad in Aries. It will bring fame. If of a an Royal birth. 20.it causes lossof professionand prestige. Mercury in the l2th house and Saturn in the llth houseor 6th house.dignity etc. Corrjunction Rahu and the Sun in the 4th houseis not favourable. If Rahu or Ketu conjunction the Sun is affiicted. of 18. Finally the native will leavefor another town or country. Rahu or Ketu in close. Rahu conjunction the Sun in l. 24. fear and failure of plans. Similarly conjunction of Rahu and the Sun in the lst. Libra. the native will of loosehis wealth through the association women. Jupiter in the 4th house. Theremay be the problems to enemies. 3rd. Sun conjunction Ketu destroysthe housewhere they are placed.eo is termed favourable. 43 . Rahu conjunction Sun in the 9th housewill give higherlearnings and foreign travels. 19. He will havemany ups and downs in life. Scorpio and Aquarius. social elevation. There wlll be many financialtroubles. Rahu conjunctionSun in the l0th house will bring elevation in native's life.

25. If Rahu is 5rh from the Sun and Jupiter and 2nd, ^ 3rd,.. 5th, _6th, 8th, 9th, 'l lth or l2th from the M;;'; p u b l i c l e a d e ri s b o r n . 26. Rahu in square aspect to Saturn, the Sun the Moori and Jupiter, the politician is born. Jupiter in trine aspect instead of square, shapes the administrators amongst them. Alternatively, Rahu in the 2nd, 6th, gth or l2th house from Saturn. the Sun, the Moon and Jupiter gives rise to a politician and administrator. 27. Caplicorn ascendant. the native is claisified as luckv if Rahu is not rvith Jupiter, Moon is with the Sun and Mars is with Saturn. 28. Rahu in the 8th house aspected by Sun/Saturn and not especred by the benelics; 8th or l2th year will prove critical for the native. 29. When Ketu is in Sagittarius upto 3"-2A', anrJ the M o o n a n d S u n h a v e t h e s a m ed e c l i n a t i o ' s , t h e n w h a t e v e r may be the other combination denoting rank, status and position the person cannot rise in life. MOON l . S a t n r n i n t h e 5 t h h o u s e a s p e c t e d r . a s s o c i a t e db y t h e o M o o n a n d R a h u c o n j u ' c t i o n 5 t r r h o u s el o r c r b r i n g s a b o u t t h e 'I'he loss of children. same results are incliiated, when Rahu i s a s s o c i a t e dw i t h J u p i t e r . r o r c l o f t h e a s c e n d a n t i s w i t h M a r s a n d t h e r u l e r o f t l r c 5 t h h o u s er s w e a k . 2 . R a h u i n t h e 6 t h . t i t h o r l 2 t h h o u s er v i t h t h e M o o n a n d S a t u r n a n d a s p e c t e d b y t h e l o r d o f t h e a s c e n d a n tbring about the deathin bad circuurstances. 3 . W i t h t h e a s p e c to f R a h u o n S a r u r n , r v h e n t h e M o o n i s v e r y w e a k . r v i l l l e a d t h e n a t i v e t o u n d e r g o t h e operattolr of the head. 4. Rahu prorluces rvhitc- lcprosy u,hen combinedrvith Mars or Moon.

5. If Rahu is 8th from Saturn, l0th frcm Jupiter and 3rd from the Moon, a great scientist is born. 6. Ruler of the ascendentwith the ruler of the 6th house and Rahu in the sixth house, the native will die by poison at the hands of a woman. Some result is produced if Moon is in the ascendantand Venus is with Rahu or Ketu. 7. Rahu with Moon in the 9th house and Jupiter in the lOth house the native will be blessedwith lucky and beautiful children. 8. Capricorn ascendant, Ketu 7th to Moon and 4th to Venus, there will be 3 marriages or there rvill be three women No cordial relations with the children. The resiin his life. dence will by old and mother's comforts are denied. The native will alsg suffer from the heart disease. Such a Moon brings diseaseand trials. 9. Capricorir ascendent,Saturn Sth to the Moon and Rahu 5th to the Moon, the mother of the native is rendered. Unfortunate. There will be freckles on the face or birth-marks on the body. 10" Jupiter and Moon in the l2th house are classifiedas unfortunate, but if Rahu or Ketu stays with them. the defect is cancelledand classifiedas fortunate. I l. Rahu in the ascendent without Moon or any benefic planet, Saturn in the third house and malefics in the 4tir, ?th and l0th houses, the person will have nothing but sufferings all through the life. 12. Rahu in the 4th housewith the Moon in the 8th houses a n d m a l e f i c a r e i n t h e l s t , 4 t h , 7 t h a n d l O t h h o u s e s ,t h e l o n g e vity of the native is short. 13. If Rahu with the Moon, Mars and Saturn stays in either the 7th or 9th house, then the health will be disturbed on the 7th day or in the 7th month.


14. Rahu in Aquarius, Mars in Capricorn, Moon and Saturnin Virgo with Jupiter in Leo, the native will become a king. 15. Rahu in the ascdndantor in the 8th houseand is aspected the Moon, the lOth day will be evil. (b) Rahu in by the 4th house Moon in the lst, 4th, 7th or l0th house, the 20th year will be critical. (c) Rahu in the 4th, 6th or 8th and the Moon in the 8th, the 20th day will be evil. (d) Rahu in the Sth house and the Moon is in the lst,4th,7th or l0th house,then the life is short. (e) Rahu in the ascendant, the Moon in the 6th house,the native may suffer from convulsions or fits. (f) Rahu in the 8th housewith a weak Moon shows falling sickness. (g) Rahu in the 4th house with the Moon in the 6th or 8th house,the life will be short. 16. Rahu with the Moon in the 3rd house,mother will die at an early age. 17. Rahu/Moon conjunctionwithout benefic aspects give rise to all sortsof mental diseases. Other planetsdeveloptraits when eonjoined with Rahu or Ketu. (b) The conjunction taking place in the 3rd housegivesone anxietyon accountof one'sown perverted thinking.The sisterbecomes widow. 18. Moon in Capricorn aspected jupiter and Rahu in by Virgo, one may have numberof childrenout of which two or three would survive. 19. Rahu's association with Moon alonein soft constellation is good for intution. But if Mars join the combination, it will have a very undesirable effect. The person may suffer from hysteria, swellings and epilipticfits. One may become sensitive and apt to suffer throughcontactwith the rougher side of life. He will be highly stungand liable to nervous exhaustion. 20. Moon/Mars/Rahu or Moon/Saturn/Rahuor Mercury/

restless inclines thc person intolerant of restraint. 2. coinciding with the operation of main periods of any of the planets concerned. Rahu in the 7th house. The person's life. When 6th house ruler aspectedby Rahu or Ketu is in Aries. the native will behave like an animal to satisfy his lusts. 6. thieving. or Scorpio or in ascendant with Mars. Combination of Rahu with Mars and Saturn makes the native accident prone. the wife will be short lived. Aries. 3. Mars in the 6th house and Saturn in the 8th house. and Scorpio or in the constellation ruled by Mars or Saturn is a dreaded combination unless there are beneficial aspects. Rahu in the ?th house and Mars in the 4th house. Rahu and Venus in the 4th house while Mars or Saturn is posited in the ascendant produce a mark at the heel or leftleg. Jupiter and the ruler of the 5th house are in conjunction and aspected by Rahu from the ascendant. 7. Headstrong. Mars. death of children is indicated. 4. This combination will destroy the brothers as well. is and liable to be shattered and frustrated.Mars/Rahu or Mercury/Saturn/Rahu associations' especially in Sagittarius. 8. ill-controlled temper to go to extremes. cheating alrd lying tendencieswill be prominent in the native. Combination of Rahu with Mars and Saturn in the 8th 47 . MARS l. The house position will indicate the part of the body to be affiicted or shatters the prosperity of that house. 5. Combination of Rahu with Mars and Saturn in the of ascendantgives rise to the diseases the generativeorgans.

Saturn in Libra and Venus in Virgo. 1 8 .house makes the person perverse. He will become paralytic and thereby incapacitated profesionally. 17. the native will earn the displeasureof the ruler. Mars and Saturn. the mother will die earlv. Capricorn ascendant. cruel and immoral. identi_ cal to its own sign with Rahu. Mars and Jupiter together in the 6th. 13. longevity can be estimated as one year. Mars in the ascendant and Saturn in l2th house. the native can shine well as an author or an editor. the 7th day or the 7th year can be critical for longevity. the person will have an stomach ailment and will have financial problems. Rahu. 16. Rahu in the l0th house. Mars in Leo. the lgth year will be critical. there will be sudden gains and sudden fall. I l. Rahu in the 4th house. 9. There will be sudden rise and sudden fall. 10. gth or l2th house. and ascendantlord joins Mars. 8th month will be critical (b) Rahu in the 3rd house. Mars or Venus or Mercury in the lOth house. (c) Rahu in the 7th house witl the Moon. Mercury 8th to Mars and nanu -sttrto Mercury. If Mars or Jupiter is with Ketu in the 3rd house in conjunction with the rord of the 2nd house. Rahu or Ketu with Mars and Saturn in the 9th house the father will die after untold hardships. Rahu in Gemini. the person will get his hands or feet injured. 14. Jupiter in the gth house and Venus is 4th to Mars. M a r s / R a h u i n t h e 3 r d h o u s ek i l l s t h e e l d e r b r o t h e r o r . Mars and Saturn in the 2nd house. (d) Rahu or Ketu in the ascendant. 15.Rahu 3rd to Murcury and Mars 3rd from Rahu. 12. there will be prominent birth_Mark or a scar on one of the legs.

i. 25. 20. The hair will beginto fall-premature'baldness. gives middle ageand deathas a result of poison or beingbitten by poisonous insect. (b) If affiiciea:. or aspected Mars bringsabout the loss by of sons. There may be as many as three marriages.f. Mars conjunctionKetu."?" will be lossof wealth and tosses through enemies and rogues. fear will arisedue to eitherof the following : (a) sons.there will be an emo_ tional problemin the lgth year. Rahu in the 5th t. (c) diseases...family troubles. Mars/Rahu in the 7th house gives more than one wife and indicateslove affairs before marriage. Various types of obstacles and delaysirise.. Peoplewill have no regard for him. "..?? fear about male children. (b) weapons.. He will be slaveto his emotions. in Ari.. He might get a legacyas well.the native will be the eldest. there will be an increase of luck and much benefit.the native will live fo. 22. por. Mars/Rahu in the 4th house (a) : lf beneflc_the subjectwilr gain through metal. of weapons.of il_health. and through cloth etc. If Rahu/Mars are in Gemini in the 3rd house. Lossof wife and lossof wealth has to be apprehended. 49 .litf a love affair. there will be . Mars/Ketu in the 4th house. There will be lossof wealth. Mars/Ketu in the 5th house. divorce and death but towarOsiie end of Dasa of Mars or Ketu. Mars/Rahuin the gth house spoils the health. 21. will die on a Wednesday morning when the Moon is in Revati asterism.our.there will be happiness and gains.. Mars/Rahu in the Sth house. sirvererc."* . 24. gold. At the closeof Ketu Dasa. i+y. 19. there will be no male issueor issuesdies.

thenativewillrisetoanauthoritivepositionandw have an Excellentcareer' 32. Combination of Rahu/Mercury/Saturn in the lOth resultsin the amputation of the leg' housesometimes 2. tive parts of different asterisms' Rahu/Mars/Moon in the brings about sucideby the native. questionable 28. Combination of Rahu or Ketu with the ascendant lordandtheMoonorwithMercury'inahousewillindicat house' on the skin disease the part of the body ruled by that 50 . Rahu/Mars associaspeciallyin certain destruction also givessuicidal tendencies. l0th 31. Rahu/Marsin the 6th houseand Mercury in the house. Rahu in Gemini arid Mars in Leo. Mars/Rahuin the l0th or llth or 2nd house produce detective writers. the native will enjoy all sort of comforts. one undergoes will undergothe combination.he operation in a foreign country' MERCURY l. 30.26.Suchapersoncannotcontrolhisangeran iometimes murderoustendencyappears. 11. If the parts of the constellations an operation' If for this of Mars or Ketu. Rahu in the 6th. Mars in the 5th Venusin the 8th and the Sun in the 9th. Makes the nativerich by understandand means. authority and will becomethe king. the personwill lead his country or the nation. Rahu in the 2nd houseand Mars in the 7th house' the wife will not survive. Rahu and Jupiter in the 8th house causesstornach involi'ed are those diseases. of asterism the ascendant 29.Mercury is in the 3rd house. Mars in close conjunction to Rahu or Ketu makesa personviolent.

Rahu in an angle(l-4-7-10) with Saturn'Jupiter. Large number of cattle and wealth through animalsis indicated. 9. He will enjoy great comforts. the parentswill be sickly and renderedunfortunate. Mercury/Jupiterin the 2nd house and Rahu identical to Gemini.Venus and Mercury.Rahu produceswhite leprosywhen combinedwith the ascendant lord and Mercury. honour etc. Rahu/Mercury in the 4th house gives gains and 5l . Rahu aspected Saturn. Venusand Mercury becomes very powerful to do good. 5. 13. 10. theseplanetscauses Rahu is no one'sfriend. 8. 7. Rahu 8th from Mercury. ll. Rahu 7th to Mercury may leavethe chicken-poxor on small-pox the body. by 3. the native will leave the country of birth and will residein a foreign land. Capricon ascendant. Jupiter and Saturn in the 5th house. as 4. and long lived. it will be bad for the longevityof the native. the native will be benefittedby three well-to do relations. 12. Mercury 2nd to Rahu. In fact. the person will be a healthy strong man with good children. Rahu or Ketu with Mercury and ruler of the 2nd house positedin the 6th give rise to diseaseof the mouth. 6. Rahu in the l2th house with Mercury.Rahu 3rd to Mercury' success a farmer oldairy owner.but the conjunctionwith more affiiction than otherwise. Rahu conjunctionJupiter in the 7th houseand Mercury in the 9th house. Venusand Saturn. ear and nos€. the personwill leave his country of birth and will live in foreign lands. Although Rahu is stated to be friend of Mercury.

Rahu in the lOth and Jupiter in the 8th house. Same will be the resultsif Rahu alone staysin Aries or Virgo. will indulge in sexualexcesses.there will be sorrows due to relations' friends and children. 3. Rahu in the 3rd house. JUPITER l. Capricornascendant. it may affect the brain. Sameresultswill be produced and 8th houseis occupied if Rahu/Jupiterare in the ascendant by malefics. paralysisor polio. Rahu 4th to Jupiter and Venus 4th to Rahu. producesa great Yogi. Rahu in squareor trine to Jupiter or in trine to the writers. 'Rahu conjunction Venusin the 4th housewill give all but if Mercury joins them.money. 4. Saturn conjunction Rahu or Ketu. Capricornascendant.thc native destroys his mother and 52 . Rahu conjunction Mercury in the 5th house. 2. In addition to wealth. he will enjoy nameand. Saturn in the 2nd houseand Jupiter in the ascendant. 16. Rahu conjunction Jupiter in Leo giveslong age. the native comfortsand pleasures damaginghis health. 14. Jupiter in the ascendant and Rahu in the 8th house give a mark on the left hand. the native rray possibly suffer from rheumatism. Mercury with Ketu or Rahu in the 6th or l2th house and heavily afflictedgivesrise to a disease which cannot be or diagnosed cured. 7. but under the beneficrays ofJupiter. It giveshigh position and socialstatus. Sun creates 6. Even nervousbreakdown or insanityis caused. the persOn will be lucky and prosperous. 15.famebut therewill be fluctuationstoo. 5.but if the sign is Pisces.

10. Jupiter conjuction Ketu destroys the fruit of the housein which it takesplace.and will distinguish himselfas a lawyer. The subject will rise high and will enjoy all 53 . 9. 14. without any benefic makes the native scoff at religion and higher valueoi life but if aspected by benefics. Rahu in the sixth house and Venus in the 2nd house. 12. 9th or Jupiter aspectingRahu when placedin the lst. Ketu conjunction Saturn in the 3rd houseand Jupiter in the 9th house. Capricorn ascendant. the native will rise to great heights even if born under humble circumstances. 13. He will have wealth and prosperity.alsokills his brothers.Saturn in the 7th house and Venus conjunction Jupiter in tlre l2th house. by 18. the native rises very high and will be respected all. He will enjoy somesort of authority also. 16. Rahu conjunction Jupiter in the 4th house with benefic aspects will make the native religiousand God fearing. Jupiter conjunction Rahu in the 9th house. Rahu in Taurus in the 9th house with Venusand Jupiter. the person born will be prosperousand fortu_ nate. Rahu conjuction Jupiter in the gth house. 8. Jupiter conjunction Rahu or Ketu. 5th. the person born will be outside wedlocli. I l. the personwill live for a very long age. 15. there will be a stomuchailment and also the birth-mark near the naval. Jupiter in Aries and Rahu with Venus occupies the 10th house. 9th or l0th house.the native will love and respectthe learned and religious people. Jupiter in the l0th house. Jupiter conjunctionRahu in favourable signs in lst. Rahu in the ascendant. the child will Iive for one year. 17.

.of his children Jupiter in the 5th house' there 19. Rahu in the 8th and Venus in the will be a mark on the head or left ear' 3rd house and 3. The native birth or town of residence' the mother 3.will die' sorts of comfortsbutnearly 5o/. there will be fascination by Rahu' the native 5. Rahu in Capricorn or Aquarius scienccs' Rahu the native takes interestirr occult in the 9th house' there will Saturn 2. be of great helP. Venusconjunction Rahu in 3rd' 6th' Venus trine Rahu houseis bad but is good in other houses' give the native excellentmoral character' sex Ketu givesperverse outlook' 7... Rahu conjunction rulers and fear of fall be Jispleasurewith the parentsor themay leave ihe country of from a high position.of l. ascendent'there 2. Venusconjunction SATURN and Saturn 8th to l. the right eye will 3rd house' Rahu aspectsVenus in 4. Rahu conjunction may be lossof issuesor abortions' VENUS give-all-sorts. Saturn/Ketuin the for the oppositesex' the 5th house. Venus in the 7th house aspected may sufferfrom choleraor diarrhoea' 7th' 8th or l2th 6. Saturn conjunctionRahu in the ascendant' 54 . Rahu in the l2th house. Rahu/Venusin the 4th house will Tfere will be domestic gains including money and lands' . friends will nutto"v and comforts' Relations and . Saturtrin the be defective' Venus in the 5th house.

Saturnin the constellation Rahu and Ketu in the of constellation of Saturn. Rahu in the lst. Rahu in the ascendantidentical to Leo with benefic givesa kingly life. it 3. 6. religiousand lgarned.would have suffered from labour pains and the native will suffer ill-health in his childhood and the wounds will affiicr him in young age. Taurus or Cancer protects the native and bestows all the comforts. 4. to HOUSES l. Rahu in the lOth house ano rofd of the l0th house with Saturn posited in the 3rd house. 4. of 2. Saturn canjunction Rahu or Ketu in a malefic house givessuicidal tendencyand criminal bent of mind. God-fearing. denotes predisposition paralytic strokes. 7. 6th. grateful. Rahu in the ascendant identical aspects to Aries. 5. is evil on rhe lOth day or in the lOth year. Rahu in the ascendantand the ascendant lord in l0th houseshowsthat the time of delivery the native issuedleg foremost. the native will be wealthy. 4th. Rahu's associationwith the rulers of the ascendant and the ruler of 6th house brings about poisoning from snakes. Rahu in Gemini or Virgo and placedin the lst. He will have no sufrerings and rvill 55 . FIRST HOUSE. placed in the 8th house will give stomach and digestion troubles. 2. 7th or l0th house aspected by malefics. Rahu or Ketu with Saturn and 4th house ruler. Rahu invariablyoccupies candenthouses the from the major planetsin the cases ordinary men.women. involving the 8th house. 4th. 7th. and fear from thieves. the person wilt be charitable. l0 or l2th house.

Their conjunction with the rulers of 5th or 9th house is beneficial any where in the chart. Rahu in the ascendant associatedwith a malefic gives the native troubles from thievesand cheats. childrenand wealth. Ketu in the ascendant identical to Capricorn or Aquarius bestowson the native wealth and children. Ketu in the 3rd house with the ruler of the 3rd 56 . 2. 7th' with the rulers of one of 9th or l0th houseand is associated thesehousesbring about prosperityand fortune to the native. Libra. on the native. or llth house with the aspects or associationsof benefic planets removes all the of troublesand difficulties human life. Sagittariusor Aquarius gives the native a lean body. Rahu or Ketu when positedin the lst. 8. Ketu in the 3rd housedestroysall or brings in troublesfrom then. in 7. 6th. Rahu in the ascendant Aries. Gemini. Rahu with the ruler of the ascendant ir' the 3rd housemakesthe personone of the twins. Leo. Rahu in the 3rd housewith the ruler of the 3rd house makes the native bold within but he will behave like a coward. bc blessed 5. Rahu in the 3rd house (affiicted) the youngest brother. 4th. while lord of the ascendantis 6. kills the eldest and 3. They confer happiness. Rahu posited the 3rd. 4.long life and authority. Rahu or Ketu in 2nd or 7th house by in conjunctionwith or aspected the ruler of the l5th or the wealthi. Rahu or Ketu in combination iwith the lord of the ascendant and 6th house and placed in lst. 5th.with all sorts of comforts. SECOND HOUSE.bestows THIRD HOUSE. 4th 5th' 7th' 9th or lOth housemay result in the chain impriscnment of the native. 9th house. 9.

He will never open his headto any one. it induces the native to put up an out' ward appearattceof a good and religious man and act thoughinwardly he may be quite the opposite' accordingly FIFTH HOUSE. The mere occupation of the 6th by Rahu with the givesthe native lying or cheatingdisposition. causes 2. 2. There will be fear of all typesincluding fear of women and serpents. HoUsE. Children and family members will be the source of worry. malefic aspects 4. Rahu in the 4th houseindicates that the native will have a closed mind. Rahu or Ketu in the 3rd housewith a of --ibu"nfH maleficgivesrise to the disease the neck. Rahu in the sixth house gives wounds or scar marks on both the legsof the native Ketu in the sixth house brings in cuts or wounds or scarmarks near the eyesor on the belly. J. Rahu in the 4th house affiicted by maleficsmay bring about the death in the first year of birth or in the l0th or l4th year. Rahu in the 4th house with evil and the 7th houseand maleficsin the planetsin the ascendant l2th house. Rahu or Ketu in the 5th housewith no benefic aspect reduces the comforts. When afflicted. Rahu in the 6th house with the ruler of the lst and 57 . 2. If Rahu aspects 5th house. with an outward show of bravery. SIXTH HOUSE. Troubles from evil spirits are produced by Rahu or of Ketu in the 6th housewith aspects maleficsand with evil amsas. and the native will the haveweak memory. Rahu exalted or debilitated in the 5th sorrow through children. the son will derideand disobeY.house makes the native coward within. the 7th day after birth will become very 2nd or critical.

it is evil for the native in his l6th year. the person will have sexual relations with religious and respectablegirls. 3. 2. hanging and ugly breasts. Rahu in the l0th with benefic planets gives the native pilgrimages to holy places and shrines. Rahu or Ketu in the 7th house brings about sexual union with women during their periods. 2. Rahu or Ketu posited in the 9th or l0th house in conjunction with the lord of the 5th or the 9th house will bestow all sorts of luxuries arrd the comforts on the native. A hard healted and merciless leader is born when Rahu or Ketu is placed in the 9th house and 9th lord is debilitated. Rahu or Ketu in the 7th house aspected by malefics indicate that the wife of the native will not be chaste and will be interested in other men. indicates typhoid or like fevers. 5. When Rahu is inimical and occupies the 7th or the 9th house. SEVENTH HOUSE. makes the person sickly and short tempered. Ruler of the 7th house aspected by malefics and combined with Rahu or Ketu. 4. 58 . NINTH HOUSE. the wife will die in a very short time. Rahu or Ketu in the 8th house or associatedwith 8th lord. The native's wife will have a long. The second half of life will be prosperous and fortunate. EIGHTH HOUSE. TENTH HOUSE. Affiicted Rahu in the 9th house gives tendencies for crual deeds. death can be apprehended in the 10th year.6th houses and other malefics. If Rahu or Ketu are heavily aflicted. Rahu in the ?th house with the 7th lord identical to Sagittarius or Pisces. the native will be prone to commit adultery. Malefic Rahu in the 7th house. the native will not have a wife or if he marries.

2.ELEVENTH HOUSE. kahu in the l2th house lands the native in wastefulexPenditure. Rahu in the llth house is bad for children but brings about large number of friends even amongstthe great. Rahu in the l2th house with the ruler of the ascendant and aspected by the 6th houseruler. mental and PhYsical 59 . TWELETH HOUSE. givesall sortsof worries. Rahu's associationwith the ruler of the llthhouse resultsin the lossof a limb when the 12th houseis occupiedby the malefics' 3.

Rahu and Ketu do not rule any signslike other planetsbut the fact that a major share of Vimshottari Dasa period has been apportioned (25 years) to these two planets speak volumes of their importance Rahu and are termedKarmic planets and their Dasa periods and sub-periods are quite interestingin a sense that they do bring the native back to the path. Naturally they cannot be ignoredin Vimshottari Dasa System also. either they are consideredfrom the natal ascendant from or the place occupiedby them is to be treated as Acendant for that planet's Dasa. we are to corporate both the schools. Rihu's period is for I I years and Ketu's T years. . Similarly the Dasa periods and sub-periodsof Karmic ControllingPlanets(rulers of the signs occupied by Rahu and Ketu) are to be interpreted in a different manner. the signs in which they are placed along with the position of the planet ruling the sign occupicd by Rahu or Ketu and the aspects they receive. we are to consider the houses occupied by them.CHAPTER 9 Rahu & Ketu in Vimshottari Dasa As said earlier in this book. Freewillalmost does not exist in Karmic or destined termsof Node'speriods. though Rahu and Kelu are not physicalbodiesin the heavens. but that is not the subject of this book. For other planets.but they have been given th€ status of planets in Hindu Predictive Astrology. For interpretingRahu and Ketu Dasa. but for Rahu and Ketu.

the position of Mars (Karmic Controlling Planet) in natal chart is equally important. Mars is in Libra in lOth house. 8th and 12th houses are termed as Dussthanas(malefic house). we take the examplegiven in Chapter 17.the nativewill be subjectto disturbing influences. Some of the broad outlines to be followed in connection with their Dasa result interpretationsare as under : 1. If they are placed on the asterismsof Yoga-karka planets. or their Dasa periodswill be favourable. Mars in its Fall in the l0th house. (c) associatedor aspected the ruler of 6th or 8th or 12th by house. Whenever Rahu or Ketu is placed(a) on the asterismof the ruler of the 6th. i.e. By modificationsdue to benefic planets. In addition. but cannotbe nullified altogether.There will be so many promutations and combinations.the evil will be minimised.(b) in these (l-4-5-7-9-10). Similarly. 8th or l2th house. the learned reader must also consider the stellar position of Rahu and Ketu.Ketu Dasa results would have been totally different than what they had been now. The native had to changeas many as six professions and he could hardly stay on one job for two years Ketu Dasa proved to be the most unfortunate part of his life. their results will be considerably modified to do good. 6l . Ketu is in Aries in 4th houseruled by Mars and for interpreting Ketu Dasa. (1-4-7-10) 2. In Hindu Astrology. (6th. angles and trines(5-9)are termed as benefic houses and whenever Rahu or Ketu is placed(a) on the asterism of the rulers of these houses. "Karmic Destiny" of this book.that a completedelineationis not possiblein one small chapter of this book but we will try to give somebroad outlinesfor the guidanceof the learned readers. Had Mars beenexalted in the Ascendant. For illustration. (b) placed in 6th or 8th or l2th house. related to be rulers of thesehouses (c) houses by aspects associations.

Technically all the planets are classified either as malefics or benefics but in practical applicationit is not so. it will give good results. mixed results will of the rulersof 2nd. aspects etc. (In Hindu Astrology.Mars is maleficbut it is the only planet of energy. Reverse will be in the case. then how this planet can be termed as malefic? Sameis the casewith all the other planets including Rahu and Ketu. Rahu and Ketu do not own any sign. the results of the owners of the houses occupiedby them and also the results of the planets with whom they are associated. Rahu is to be taken as beneficand Ketu as malefic. When Rahu or Ketu is placed on the asterismof Ketu.(c) or placedon the asterism rulers of these (2-3-11) 3rd. subject to Mars position in the natal chart. Everv planet standsto be modified by its location. Personwithout energyis as good as dead' It will be upto the person concerned to use this energyconstructively. 4. As said earlier. Rahu and Ketu are termed as malefics.3. but if Rahu or Ketu is placed on the asterismof Rahu. 5. So Rahu and Ketu will give the resultsof the housesin which they are posited. (a) When favourable. if the subject is engaged religiousand spiritual pursuits). For example.but so are the Sun and MarS. One cannot be an athlete and earn international reputation without Mars' energy. When Rahu or Ketu happened to be (a) in 2nd. Our experience saysthat when it comesto wordly affairs. occur and will not be powerfuleitherway. Rahu will confer on the native all round prosperity. or 18th house. various unpleasant eventswill take place in its period. high position of authority. 6. 3rd or llth house(b) or associatedor aspected by the houses. all kinds of 62 .

. 8. enmity with the mean. ?. misunderstandingwith'the religious persons.reptiles.Ketu Dasa will bring success all acquisitionof wealth through bloody deed. because away at the fag end of its Dasa. whateverit has given takes earlier to the nature. will not confer on them the 63 . If affiicted.Rahu's results. the personshould be cautious. By their simply location in 2nd or ?th house. they can biing death in their main periodsor subperiods. Rahu or Ketu natally in the signs (Capricorn or Aquarius) of Saturn doesnot give favourable results in their Dasa periods. fortune through a foreign king. he will be doing only unprofitable things.virtues and wealth. are generallypermanentand lasting. Ruler of 2nd or ?th house is a death inflicting planet and even if Rahu or Ketu is well placed in anglesor (trines with the ruler of 2nd (l-4-5-7-9-10). 9.will acquire sacredknowledgeand power.diseases troubles all over the body. In between Rahu and Ketu. his efforts will'become fruitless. The benefitsof Ketu Dasa are seldom durable and lasting.shakingall over the body.the period and will be liable to dangers from poison. if they are associated but or 7th house. without any malg$c association. there will also be lossof positionof low class. He will further commit the worst follies.good undertakings. danger from missiles and fire. Rahu's Dasa is always more favourable and powerful than Ketu.either for good or for bad. Ketu will all causeto the native intensemiseries. Even if Ketu Dasa Ketu is favourable. attempts at poetical composition and destruction of enemies.he will sufferfrom rheumatism or sharp pain in the heart.a fall from a tree and torments from enemies. tuberculosis. The native will resort to holy shrines. in (b) When favourable. When afficted.

prosperityand fortune in their the native is guaranteed periods or subperiods.9th or l0. may not be good. Rahu.it will prove to be malefic. On the other hand. 5th.7th. (b) if they are placedin lst. if they are associated with benefic planets.Rahu and Ketu are powerful in dual (3-6-9-12)signs and if (a) the ruler of the sign so occupiedalso happensto be the ruler of 1-4-5-7-9-10 house.4th.death inflicting powers.it will take away the good qualities of the sign and will inflict miseriesand sufferings. that he can evenmeetthe unnaturaldeath. Someof the authors have divided Rahu in three parts 64 . lf Rahu Dasa happended to be the 5th or 7th from the Birth Dasa.thhouse and associated with malefic planets. 12.they will first give happinessand prosperity but in the end will inflict lot of miseries and sufferings.if such ruler owns 6th. ll. Rahu Dasa The onsetof Rahu Dasa will be with unpleasant experience well markedin the life of the person. So much so. Rahu/ Moon and Rahu/Mars). When it comestb Signs. in Pisces. 8th or l2th house.all sortsof misfortunesand miseries will be inflictedon the native. in 10.too. takes away all whatever is given earlier. peace. The end of Dasa. they can bring fortune and prosperity their main &nd sub-periods. If Rahu or Ketu (a) is placedin 6th or 8th or l2th houseand associatedwith benefic planetsor. Same resultswill be of low potency if Rahu or Ketu are placedin moveable signs(l-4-7-10)or fixed signs(2-5-8-ll). its Dasagivesbeneficresults first l5 for in yearsbut during the last threeyears(during Rahu/Sun.(b) on the cther hand. The end of Mars Dasa and the commencement of Rahu Dasa-say the periodof six months-has been said to be bad and painful as a rule.

Help to relations.it will be for the learned reader to blend the qualitiesof both and predict the outcomeaccordingly. help from priaseby othersof his virtuesand good qualities. new land. respect and merriment with relationsor the post of a councilor under kings.If the sign is different than the honse. will have a brilliant appearance prosperitywill be on the increaseas his life progresses. No separate delineationis given for Rahu and Ketu in the Signs.First part will be sorrowful. second will be happy and the last will be destructive.hearingof agreeable in please mind.friendship with females. in FORTH HOUSE/CANCER. more or less.The native will rise to a placeof in eminence the world. higher status (promotion) may be expected. the exhibitionof one's valour. new house. will be and his physically strong.the sameresults. FIFTH HOUSE/LEO.success agriculture.of six yearseach.eloquencein speech sequentapprobationof the audiencein the assembly. There will be successor acquisition of family acquisition of good children. He will feed othersand enjoy all kinds of daintiesin plenty. Ieadership the people and a an army attainment of somehonour. One oughtto expectfriendship news which with the help from brothers. acquisition of vehicles.as First houseand Sign Aries will give. The native may expectthe birth of a son. and the conearning money by lectures. FTRSTHOUSEIARIES. will be happily placedin life.good meals.wealth. is presumed that the planet does not stand for any modification either for good or for bad. Rahu in Houses/Signs it While giving the Dasa results of Rahu through houses. 65 . SECOND HOUSE/TAURUS. He will accomplish recognitionof his creativeability. THIRD HOUSE/GEMINI.

he will bbcome widely renowned. enjoy continuous prosperity. will meet with his kith and kin. or he will get happy news and will cotnmand great respect.vhat is good and proper. will do cleverly r. will be God fearing. new bed etc. happinessand wealth. children. will be very powerful and will live in all splendour and prosperity.SIXTH HOUSE/VIRGO. He will be contended. He will be very powe(ful and perform marriages or sirnilar auspicious festivities in his family and undertake pleasure trips' EIGHTH HOUSE/SCORPIO. will pany of his wife. will fully enjoy all pleasuresin the company of his beloved. If favourable' one ought to expect the complete discharge of debts. The person acquires new clothes. The person will bring to a successfultermination any businessor undertaking originated by him. and thus ward off the several sins already committed. will be served by the servantsand sub-ordinates. he will lead a happy life. There will be much spending or money by the native for the causeof the good. receive royal favours. his own elevation. 66 . TENTH HOUSE/CAPRICORN. He will do meritorious acts. settle himself on a permanent position. jewels. grand-children' relations etc'. will per' form rnertitorious deeds. cessation of quarrels and acquisition of moveable properties' The person in the comNINTH HOUSE/SAGITTARIUS. TWELFTH HOUSE/PISCES. He will enjoy prefect health. ELEVENTH HOUSE/AQUARIUS' The person will have an uninterrupted influx of wealth.and there will domestic happinessand great prosperity. will be highly liberal-minded. SEVENTH HOUSE/LIBRA. The native will be able to subdue all his enemies by doing daring acts. having respectfor religious literature.

Rahu Dasa Sub-Periods RAHU/RAHU. 2y 8m l2d : If Rahu is in Cancer,Scorpio, the native will command authority, and Virgo or Sagittarius, There will be financialgains, too. There will be prosrespect. perity in business and promotion in service. Long travel in the West will bring earningsand learnings. If Rahu is in 3rd, with beneficor 6th, 10th or I lth natal houseand associated Yoga-Karkasplanets;the native will command respect from peace and the rulersand gainsthereby.Therewill be domestic happiness. If Rahu is placedin 6th, 8th or l2th natal house associated maleficplanets,there will be miseries by and sufferings. He himselfor family memberswill suffer from physical ailments. Loss of money by theft. Wife and children will Buffer,brother will becomethe causeof worry and the native will earn the displeasure of the government. If a planet and is placed happens be the ruler of 2nd and 7th houses to in the 7th housewith Rahu, the personwill suffer practically of in all the departments his life. RAHU/JUPITER. 2y 4m24d : If Jupiter is in lst, 4th, identical to its 5th, 7th. 9th or lOth housefrom the ascendant placeof own or exaltedsigu.therewill be gainsin properties, greatcomfortsand respect of mind, destruction enemies, from Therewill be prosperityall round. The person the government. will be requiredto travel to foreign countries a very imporon mission of the government and will return back after tant and honour. He will have respect for attaining great success learnedand religiouspeople. He may perform the marriageof or his son or someother suspicious religiousceremonies. If Jupiteris in its fall or in debilitationand placedin 6th, 8th or l2th natal houseand associated with malefic planets, therewill 67

be loss of property, failure of business, reversionin service and lossof reputation and honour.Family membersand he himselfwill sufferfrom one disease the other. If Jupiteris or i n l s t , 4 r h , 5 t h , 7 t h , 9 t h , l O t h ,l l t h , 2 n d o r 3 r d f r o m R a h u with powerful benefics, will enhancethe results of these it house. The personwill be religious and will be doing charitable deeds. In the last two monthsof the sub-period,there will be losesof the elder brother, sufferings to the brothers and father and the native himselfwill suffer from physical ailments. Death may come during this sub-period Jupiteris if 6th, 8th or l2th from Rahu being the ruler of natal2nd or 7th house. RAHU/SATURN. 2y lOm6d: If Saturn is in natal lst, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th or lOth houseidenticalto its own or exalted sign or is in 3rd or llth natal house,there will be acquisition of vehicles,honour. from the government. There will be marriageceremonies the family. He will build landedproin perties, but the earnings mostly will comefrom scheduled castepersons muslims or christians. If he takes travels or towards West to the foreign countries; there will be lossof moneyand reputation.After failuresand poor h.ealth, will he return back to his country. If Saturnis in its fall or debilitation and is placedin 6th, 8th or l2th natal house,therewill be dangerfrom the enemies and the ruler. Family members will sufferphysically. Domestic peace and harmony wiil be disturbedand the close relations will become the sourceof worry. There will be failure of business. If Saturnis 6th, gth or l2th from Rahu and affiictedby malefic,the nativewill suffer from heart trouble, loss of respect and reputation, quarrelsand sufferingsthrough the handsof ememies. Foreign travelswill bring failures. If Saturn happens be the ruler to of the 2nd or 7th house,there is a dangerofprematuredeath. 68

2y 6m l8d. If Mercury is in natal lst RAHU/MERCURY. 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th or I lth house indentical to its exaltation or own sign, the person will rise to a high status, there will be peace and prosperity, financial gains from business, higher learnings and acquisitions of superior vehicles. The person will perform auspicious ceremonies,such as marriages etc. He will receive financial honours and social recognition from the rulers. Married life will be very happy. If Mercurry is in lst, 3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, l0th or I lth house from Rahu, the native will enjoy sound health. He will be happy and will earn the name and fame. By doing charitable deeds and helping the suffers, he will earn a great honour. He will devote most of his time in religious learnings and teachings. If Mercury is in natal 6th,8th or l2th house in a sign of Saturn or in conjunction with Saturn or 6th, 8th or l2th from Rahu in association with malefics, he will not have respect for reli,eions and learned people, worldly comforf: will be denied, will tell lies, and rvill be mentally sick. There will be danger from the enemies, king and the snakes. Quarrels in the domestic life, death of a son or a teacher, loss of money and punishment from the authorities are some of the other indications of this manifestation. If Mercury, in this position, happened to be the ruler of the 2nd or 7th house, there rvill be poverty and also there is a danger of premature death. ly 0m l8d. Both the planets are Karmic RAHU/KETU. the native is to pay for the past Karmas now. There will and be unpleasant and tiresome journeys, loss of finances,death of cattles, physical ailmerrts etc. If Ketu is in conjunction with the Sth house ruler, it will give mental and benefic planets, there will be financial gains and physical comforts. He will buy the landed properties, will be honoured by the government and will perform auspicious ceremonies. If Ketu is associated with the Ascandant lord. the native will gain psychic and 69

If Venusis in natal 6th.the native will build his own palatial mansionand perform several auspiciousceremonies. 7th. there will be physicalailments. There will be.the subperiod will be beneficbut. marriageof the son. 9th. lf Venusis in 6th. financialgains. lf Ketu is placedin natal lst. 4th. 4th. thievesand the king.intuitive powers and will have comforts. It will also indicate separationfrom the parents. the native will suffer from Rahu therewill be danger from the poison.or identicalto its own sign. 7th. RAHU/VENUS. If Venus is afficted by the rulers of 2ndlTth houses. nativewill be honoured with benefic the is associated award of the nationand will commandmuch with the highest and authority. If Venusis in natal lst. or l2th from respect and affEictedby malefics. there will be all round happiness. diseases. Loss by death or separation from wife and son is alsovisible. there is a 70 . quarrels with the brothers. l0th or llth from Rahu and planets. sufferings to relationsand quarrelswith son-inlaw and superiors.There will be great miseriesand sufferings. disputesand separationeither from the father or the son.in its fall or debilitatedsignor associatedwith malefic planets. there will be physicalsufferings. fear from thievesand the fire. there will be physicaldiseases.much gainsfrom the business or profession. loss of brothers. If Venus is exalted. 8th. Rahu). 9th or lOth house. 7th. He may suffer imprisonment also. If Venusis in lst. mental worries and displeasure from the superiors. lOth or llth housewith powerful beneficplanets. Mars. 8th or l2th house. placedin 8th or l2th house. If in conjunction with the ascendant lord there will be financial gains. If Ketu is in conjunction with the ruler of the 2ndlTth house. 5th. venereal snakes. domesticpeaceand happiness and honours from the ruler.(Saturn. 4th. 3y 0m 0d. 5th.

l0th or llth from Rahu' be general prosperityirnd in foreign countries. 9th. Oy 10m 24d' identical to its own sign or StU. lith house with benefic planets' there exalted sign. ?th. tf Sun is in conjunctionwith -the diseases' iou.. on ""4 luxuries will be conferred him' the highest ftonou"-und lOth or llth from Rahu' lf Mo on is in lri-+ttt. or 12th houset'onr Rot"" and difficult to diagnose'displeasure sufferfrom chronical diseases unpleasantforeign travels. he will sufferfrom incurable is natal lst' 4th' RAHU/MOON' lly 6m 0d' lf Moon to its exalted or identical 5th. ffis desirewill be fulfilled gains' If Sun is placedin 6th' also bring him honour and is in debilitation' he rvill 8th.important and authoritative "nJ will be appointed on someresponsible ^pori He and his children will lon. he *iit tnj"y sound all f i"nOt' If the Moon is waxing' from wife. . ti Sun by the ruler of the 10th rulers of 9th and trt ani is aspected and honout:O loor".danger of Premature death' lfsun. incre.there will rulers of 2ndi7th gains. children.lt:: mrsslons' *11 be sentto foreign countries on. an<J the. kings' There will be the king or will U"' t"tp""'"d by health and comforts financial gains. iottt o.is in natal lst' 4th' RAHU/SUN. ztrt' 9th' 7l . is in the lst' 3rd' 4th' fear from thieves and fire' lf Sun he will be honoured 5th.r. of the ruler. the native will be respected :t-:l:.i enemies. 7th. and also associated flnancial gains and acquisition will be respectfrom the ruler' be appointedas a ruler of a of landed properties' He may is in conjunction with the small town or a village. 9th' l0th ot i'f tn house with the benefics'he will become associated own sigu. stn.

thereis a dangerof pr"_utore death. If Moon is in 6th. 7th.11 r:l! of 213 period.ityl If he is a king. 4th. will be the so-l. 5th.ngattt.rvici.the native will regain his lost property or estateand authority. and general p.'oi-nounces dangerfrom and honour. He may be subjectto hospital confinement or sufferings through the hands of robbers and thieves.rd ir h'eis contesting elections in a Hemocratic country. he will tou. If Mars is in lst.he wilt have the bressing Goddess of Laxmi. his rvinn. Therewill be addition to the landej properties. lOth or llth house identical to its own sign or exaltedsignand is associated with beneficplanets. 8th or l2th house from Rahu and affiicted by malelics.ign travels. "ounrri". If Mars is in i"th. Therewiil be all.ilar"r. 72 . 9th. tiere will be evil spiritsand wild animals. 4th.financialgains and honours. Cr.'f*. lly0m lgd. he will regain his lost territory u.tor. tOth or llth house from Rahu. If Moon is affiicteOwith the rulers of 2ndl7th houses.ospe. sufferings through ihe Urotners/sisters or vice versa. ilr" will be loss of wife and children. will be -financialgains. RAHU/MARS.the rrativewitl suffer from constant fears and poor health. There will be all sorts cf probiems *"orri*. If Marsis placed in naral lst. If Mars is associateO with rhe ruters of 2ndhth houses. First l/3 part of the sub-periodwill be very bad. will be appointed as ambassadorto foreign or will gain the highestrank in Military s. and sufferings from chronic diseases.roundprosperity.rce happiness."na there will be some relief in .birth of a fortunate son. polls and elevation to the authoritative position is a foregone conclusion.-3rd. 8th or l2th from R-ahu. Zth. Brothers will bring of happiness and there .-loss ofproperty and change of residence. Sth.

will sufferfrom feai. wiil be foul-tongued. will not beirue to his word. suffer eye-trouble.. -. or will leavethe work and take up another'stask. The person will loose . discomfiture and loss of pride thereby. Xetu in Houses/Signs FIIfT HOUSE/ARIES. the native is to pay for his past Karma-s. FIFTH HOUSE/LEO. brother.native's mother. rvill participate in funeral rite.of. the outcomewill be bad.KETU DASA Ketu playsa major role in keying the astute astrologer where the ripe Karma explodewith a vengeance. He will lead the life incognito. humiliation. and from water. He " 73 . The native may be imprisoned. a"ngrn iJ his lands and house. or to his family. FOURTH HousE/cANcER. Mostly. The Dasa period of Ketu is for 7 years. spend heavily and fear of the sovereign. The person wiil behave stupidlyin a public assembly. Ketu is a very sinister indicator. will receiveevil tidings or write bad letters. There may be demise of his . SECOND HOUSE/TAURUS. radiating the very worst Saturnian woes and calamities. evil cOunselwill prevail in his undertakings and there will be trouble through secret machinations of internal Gnemies. THIRD HOUSE/GEMINI. Ketu is the Inlet Karmic planet and during this Dasa period. sickness to his dear friends. There wiil be disrress tq the. will suffer loss of positionand other misfortunes. disease and mental anxiety.

deception. The person will have to incur the wrath of the deity that had beenworshipped formerly and suffer something untoward' There will be trouble to his wife and children' He rvill do rvickedacts' One of his elders or his father may die. trouble in the stomach. and he may suffer from penury. calumny. TENTH HOUSE/CAPRICORN. humiliation ing. The native will be troubled by thieves. carnal will suffer from excessive poverty. sickness. He will be despised and will suffer from wounds. and death. will be wickedin his behaviourand will be absent in foreign places.will have aberration of mined. The natire will have or to hear evil tidings.there Somethinguntoward will happento him through the opposite sex. displeasure of the soverign and bodily weakness. want of sense. suffer reverse. NINTH HOUSE/SAGITTARIUS. He will leada bad life and suffertroubles. Anything donc by the native becomes fruitless' He wil! further suffer loss of honour. ELEVENTH HOUSE/AQUARIUS. scandalised to SEVENTH HOUSE/LIBRA. will be separation native's son-in-law. EIGHT HOUSE/SCORPIO.defeat and various diseases. He will haveintrigueswith wicked women' sufferfrom in diseases his privateparts and will be wandering. There will be inauspicioushappenings. unconsciousness appetite. There will be trouble to brothers '14 . fruitless rambljealousy. The person concerned sorrow. a wearisome wandering. He will and do wicked acts and servile duties. There will be distress the from his beloved. SIXTH HOUSEIVIRGO.

exalted or identical to its olvn sign and associated with the ruler of the lOth house. acquisition of cattles and animals. 10th. or llth from Ketu. 9th. All his wealtli will disaPPear. 9th. auspicious ceremonies. The person concerned will suffer from various diseases. will be physical sufferings. 4th: 5th. 3rd. but the native will remain mentally disturbed. ?th. lst. there will gains. ?th. KETU/VENUS. Venus in natal lst. TWELFTH HOUSE/PISCES. restoration of lost territory or property and pilgrimage to the religious shrines will be the outcome. mental worries and loss of close relations. there. If Venus is associatedwith the rular of the 9th and l0th. If Ketu is in natal 6th. there will be heart trouble. KETU DASA SUB-PERIODS Ov 4m27d. lf Ketu is in 2nd or 7th house and associated with the ruler of the 2nd or 7th house house. If Ketu is placed in natal KETU/KETU. dishonour and bondage. ly 2m 0d. l0th or llth house. there will be honour and gains. If Venus is in lst. 8th or 12th and is associated with malefic planets. sth. domestic 75 . 4th' 5th.sickness to children. ?th. instant substantial financial gains. the native will enjoy good health. There will be acquisition of moveable and immoveable properties. The native will get honours and donations from the ruler. l0th or I lth house and is associated with the lord of the lst or 9th or l0th or Venus. he will suffer misery. 4th. suflerings to wife and children and destruction to moveable properties. loss of honour and wealth. deception and ear disease. 9th. prosperity and comforts and social elevation. be financial happiness from wife and children and honour from the ruler.

0y 7m Od. and physical sufferings to wife and children. physical discasesand sufferings. comforts and prosperity and recognitjon to the services rendered. loth or I lth from Rahu.comforts and honours from the king. and rnany physical ailments. destruction of properties under government orders. 5th. there will be physical and rnental sufferings. 76 . Venus in natal 6th or 8th house in conjunction with any debilitated Planet. If Sun is affiicted being the ruler of 2nd or 7th. will have many successfuland pleasant journeys. 7th. 2nd. 7th. there will be no earnings and the native is to suffer and starve. there will be sudden unpleasant events. 9th. If Sun is in 6th. rnigration to foreign countries. l0th or llth house identical to its own or exalted sign and associated with benefic planets. If placed in lst. Venus in the 6th. He may become the ruler of a small town. Sun in 6th. KETU/SUN. If Sun is in natal lst. 4th. there will be financial gains. 8th or l2th from Rahu and associated with malefics. there will be enemity from brothers and close relations. 4th. First 2/3 part of the sub-period will be very evil and there wjll be some rclief in the end of the sub-period. danger from the thieves and the snakes. there will be separation from parents. there is a danger of premature dedth. If Venus is the ruler of 2nd and 7th natal houses. loss and distruction of properties. 5th. there will be financial gains and birth of a lucky child. 4th. The cntire possessionswill be destroyed and the native will be ruined. Moon in natal lst. KETU/MOON. He will perform many auspicious ceremonies and will develop insight and psychic powers. 8th or l2th house associated with malefics. 2nd. 0y 4rn 6d. displeasure from the ruler. gth or l2th house from Ketu aud associated with malefics. loss of honour and reputation. or city. wilt enjoy sound health and develop self-confidence.

He will get gifts and donations frorn the king and will be prosperious and happy. 7th. If Moon happened to be the ruler of the 8th natal houseand afficted by the rulers of the 2nd or 7th house. tf the Moon is weak and locatedin natal 6th. these will be nothing but suffering and worries all round. 7th. 7th. If Moon is waving. If the Moon is in lst. Sth or l2th house. he may earn the displeasure the ruler and of may be exiled. 9th. If Mars is associatedwith the rulersof the 9th and lOth houses. but in the end. There will be successin all his undertakings. thereis a dangerof prematuredeath. physical and mental worries sepeation from parents and destructions of possessions. he will be respected and surrounded friends by and relatives. There will be substantialgains from the business. l0th or ltth house from Ketu. Oy 4m 27d. 7th. the native will enjoy the comfortsfrom childrenand friendsand will have a social recognition.will be religious. 4th. acquisitionof landedproperties. 9th. Mars in natal lst. 8th or l2th from If Ketu. 9th. there will be obstaclesin all his undertakings. If Mars is placed in the lst: 3rd.5th. 5th. 5th. 4th. the nativewill be closeadviserto the king. failures of enterpqises. the Moon is in the 6th. If Mars is placed in natal 6th.there will be gain in the immoveable properties and prosperity there from.and sometitle will be conferred on the native. l0th or llth house identieal to its own or exaltedsign. the native will build charitable institutions. will give financial gains. KETU/MARS. He will have financial gains and acquire properties. lOth or llth house from Ketu.and will enjoy all the happiness and comfortsfrom the wife and the children. 5th. 8th or l2th house or 2nd to 77 . 4th. 9th or lOth house identical to i(s exaltedor own sign and associated with the benefic planets.

0y llm 6d. birth or marriage of a son. there will be fear. KETU/JUPITER.Ketu. If Rahu is in natal 2nd or 7th house. He will meet success in all his enterprises and will represent his country in foreign missions. There may be separation from the wife and . the person will die. 4th. 9th. The native can acquire assets and landed properties. he will have nothing but fear and will destroy all the good things. pilgrimages to holy places. there will be sudden and instantaneous financial gains. lOth. ly 0m l8d. but the native will suffer from physical ailments hard to diagnose and cure. If Rahu is in natal 8th or l2th house with malefic planets. 5th. 9th. There will be domestic peace and harmony. 8th or l2th house from Ketu and is debilitated. If Mars happens to be the ruler of natal 2ndlTth houses. The native wlll be engaged in religious and charitable pursuits. The beginning of sub-period will be rnalefic but the middle and the end of sub-period will prove to be the suspicious one. 7th. he will be subject to physical and mental tortures and may die premature. he will have nothing but sufferings and misries in all the departments of his life. If Rahu is placed in natal lst. llth house identical to its exalted or orvn sign and conjunction with the ruler of the lst or the 9th or the lOth house. 7th. there may be the birth of a son. If Jupiter is in 6th. and protection and honour from a foreign ruler. the native survives this sub-period. lOth or I lth house identical to its own or exalted sign. Jupiter in natal lst. will give financial and property gains. KETU/RAHU. If due to some other benefic aspects. 4th. 5th. quarrel and danger. He will earn international recognition. 3rd.

there will be change of residence (house or town or coutry) and worries and difficulties. loss of property and finances due to the displeasure of the ruler.mental worries. If Jupiter is in lst. auspicious ceremonies. KETU/MERCURY. Libra. will have pleasure travel3 and journeys. will travel to the foreign country on some important mission. If Saturn is in natal 8th or l2th house. l0th or llth house from Ketu. exile or imprisonment and danger of theft. 3rd. There will be sufferings to or from the brothers physical ailments and mental worries and anxieties. There will be financial gains. 8th or l2th from Ketu affiicted with malefics will bring physical sufferings. KETU/SATURN. 4th. 10th or llth house associated with benefic planets. 9 t h . idle and mentally sick. dismissal or reversion from the employment. it can cause premature death. Saturn identical to Piscer. 5th. will earn the goodwill of his inasters and will have a happy home. birth of a son. Capricorn or Aquarius in natal lst. He will have a big family to be looked after. 4th. 7th. The native will be free from debts. but in the end. Saturn in 6th. 9th. 3rd. the native will meet success in the enterprises and there will be financial gains. 'Saturn being the ruler of the 2nd or 7th house can cause premature death. Mercury in natal lst. ly lm 9d. Beginning of the sub period will be good but the end will be miserable. 5th. associated or aspected by benefics.children and many sufferings. 6th. 7 t h . l O t h o r l l t h h o u s e i d e n t i c a lt o e x a l t e do r own sign. 5 t h . 79 . the native will be dull. 4 t h . 0y llm 27d. 9th. will give all sorts of comforts to the native. obstaclesin enterprises and the death of one of the parents. If Jupiter is the ruler of the 2nd or the 7th house. the native will be respected and honoured.

there will be separation from the wife and the son and unplea_ santness. and the native will move in in the companyof religiousand learnedpersons.there is a danger of prematuredeath. financialpros_ perity. 5 t h . Same will be the resultsif Mercury is placed6th 8th or 12thfrom Ketu. 9 t h . If Mercury is the ruler of the 2nd or 7th house.will be doing charitable deeds. There will be a birth of a son. but in the end. If Mercury i s i n l s t . The or beginning the sub-period of will be favourable. He is likely to be imprisoned exiled.opert]. 6 t h .Mars or Rahu. If Mercury is in natal 6th. socialetevation and recognition and gainsin business. there will be increase prosperityand fortune. of and vehicles. 4 t h . If Mercury is associated with the rulers of 9th and lOth houses. the native will earnthe displeasure ruler and therewill be lossof pr. 80 . 8th or l2th house in conjtmction with or aspectedby Saturn. This is the time when the native will develop psychic powers. l 0 r h o r l l t h h o u s e f r o m e t u .t h e K personwill be free from sickness and disease and will enjoy sound health.

The learned readers will find much of interest and matter for deep study in noticing the transits Rahu and Ketu through the houses.on natal planetsand when natal planet transit over Rahu and Ketu in their own horoscopes.Transits of Rahu and Ketu are very interestingand important when it comesto Hindu PredictiveAstrology. . The Dasa resultsstand to be modified by the effectof Gochara transiting planet. naturally their transits cannot be ignored.Transits are more powerful and enableus to predict the effectsofthe current period. Here is Planets(Human Aeriats) pick-up the radio-activityfrom the Cosmos. B. it has been suggested that the Transits should be considered from the positionof natal Moon. Sincethe Moon's Nodesare given in all Ephemerides.CHAPTER IO 'fransits Rahu & Kctu in Very little importanceis given to the Transitsby Hindu estrologers though Dr. producing psycho-physicalchanges. is it a simple matter for the student of place them in the chart and notice the positionan{ aspects. but our experience has shown that transits work better from the natal Ascendantthan the natal Moon." or Natal planetswork as Aerialsof Wireless Receiving Setsin Human body. our studieshaveproved that Rahu and Ketu have a strong bearing on eventsin one's life. In Hindu Astrology. transmitit to human body. Raman has said inhis Hindu PredictiveAstrology. V. As said in earlier pages.

As Rahu has the influenceof Jupiter conjunction Venus. intelligpnceand discretion. However.1/3years. Mars represents energy and Saturn. These are important years and should be noticed for the efrectsof the Nodes. This can give poor timing.To put the matter briefly. Rahu in the 5th housein Cemini will bc different than what it will be if it is in the sign of Sagitt$ius. The transitsof the Nodes through the Housesof the birthchart should be noticed as they will havea powerful effect. while if they are well aspected at birth the 18. the Node transits its own place in about 18. Ihe trick is to usc the energyof Mars in the right amount by the disciplining of Saturn in an area of selfless servicerather then overpossessiveness. we needto take stock of the issuerinvolved and do something about them. Rrhu through the Houses FIRST HOUSE: The native should developself-confidence 82 . thtn theseyearsare of sorrow and trial accordingto the houseposition of the Nodes. In Ketu. Ketu has the influenceof a Mars conjund Saturn. Every student will have to use his experience. too much of the Saturn accent can producc fear and hold the Mars action back.2/3 yearsand is oppositetoitsplacein 9. This is a lucky place. to be more accurate. If the Nodes were adverselyaspected at birth. There is popularity in this place with optimism and cheerfulness.In the life of an individual. a cycle of time.it givesintenseappreciationand respect for the area by housewhere Rahu is located or transiting. the transit of Rahu through any house enablesus to add to our acquisitionsaccording to the nature of the house.2/3year periods mark at a time of the acquisition of somedesiredobject.also take the sign occupiedin consideration. Thereis an ambition for power where Ketu is locatedby house. With the Combination.

lectuiing. it is the money. with wise judjement. teJching. SECOND HGUSE: This transit of Rahu through the s"cond housewill help the nativeto come closerto the culmination of his heart's desirein personalpossessions.e. shourdtry to build He financial securities his family membersand dependents to on him. He shoutd not rely on any body but on his own initative. This is the time. writing. He should devetop p. This will prove favourabletime for "nd travels journeys for pleasureor for learnings. a-ndThis is a good transit for third houseaffairs i. study. travelsand publishing.r*n"firy that the world recognisehim as an "individual'i and " he need's to take personalstand on things.. will find the Teacher. Rahu wilt help provide the meansof acquring.it is closerto his grasp.with Rahu's transit in the secona " he shouldlearnto developpracticality.dependon other's money and resources.business.if it is fame.physical enduranceand perseverance. relationwith others. whether professional." t "n"u.". ambitions and carier.but he is to learn to uuna nis own if he wishesto be successfur.he would like tq. If he is interested. and if it is know t"Og. He will need to accomplish things throuh the power of his own personality and develop s"tf_.and learn to do things by himself. Wise decisions this time at regar_ ding partnership. At this time. The sign will indicate the reason for thJ projection of self.Jm"i. rife wilr bring him into the situation where he wilr have to act under his own discretionand determination. Both will be helping cooperating with each other. domestic or social will go a 83 . Rahu transits in the first houseis constantly forcing him to project himself AepeJing on the sign position. when he wil be abreto build his reputation and draw the attention of influential per_ sonswhich wilr prove to be an assetfor his future eoterprir"s.n"y.Temperamentally. THIRD HOUSE: Happinesswill cometo the native and to the closerelativesmutually.

This is not the love fully and favourabletime for child-birth. he may be burdenedwith the problemsof his parent or differences may developbetweenhim/her and the parent. Changeof residence try) is visiblefor batterment. It may not be possible him to express so he may be misunderstood. This is the time when the person put should build his future securities. thesemay prove prosperous future. the native is promisedbenefitsin his immediate environment and he can enlargehis sphereof action by working and going aheadwith the mattersthat are closeat.hand. prosto perousand will be the sourceof happiness the native. FOURTH HOUSE: It is the time for developmentof the domesticlife and benefitswill comethroug the home and the (houseto town or even the counmother. and children born with this later in life.befor causeif worked out properly. Matters of small signifior cance. FIFTH HOUSE: This is the time when the native need to love deeply and intenselyon a one-ts-onebasisand the pleasure comesthrough the social intercourse.apparently.with this transit. It may be difficult for him to find a permanentlove as he will work on the spurt his for of his emotions. The 84 . The native will either be able to buy landed propertiesor make the additions and alternations in the present properties. at the sametime. This is the time and barmoniousdomestic when the personcan build generous the life.long way or future prosperity. It may be possiblefor him to be benefitedfinancially through law. children born will be lucky. if he develops attitude offorgive and forget the past disharmony. transit can prove to be the causeof unhappiness say Jupiter is also transiting are favciurable. However. this is not the time to start a new but to complelethe old on gainful basis.are not to be neglected over-looked. If other transits the fifth houseat this time.

samewill apply to spcculative business. The transit can be positive or nagative subject to the manifestations other of transits.Fifth houserules over creativeability and if the energy of transiting Rahu is properly blended,the native can create somethingunique provided such indications are availablein the overall pattern of the horosecope. SIXTH HOUSE: This transit of Rahu tells to learn to work and be of serviceto others. He must learn to help otherswith no personal interests. However, he should not overstrain himself in doing so and he must take good care of his own physicalhealth, and concentrateon health matters. fn return, the person will be equally servedby others. The native is advisedto be practical than imaginate.However while helping others,he should use his discrimination;attend to detailsand disipline himself. Matters which may seemof routine,relating to careerof partnership activities, may prove of great importancefor future if attended methodically. He should take stock of personalserviceassets. Generous,constructive servicepays worth dividends. SEVENTH HOUSE: The person should overcome tena dencyto go aloneand this is the time when he will be benefitted by working with others. Transit of Rahu throughseventh hbusewill help the native to enter in public life and get success thc all round cooperationwill be forth coming. Tbis as transit should also bear favourable fruits whether it is a marraigeor opportunities favoured. If already married,Iife are will be happy. Seventh houserulesover opponents, either so the person can win over his oppositionsor, if affiicted,can involve himself in law and court-proceedings. A deepunderstandingwill steerclearhis way and will lead to success. EIGHTH HOUSE. With thi! transit, eighth house affairs 85

will come to forefiont. It is the houseof sexpotentialand the personneedsto learn the depth ofexperience sex,its proper in and beautiful purposeand the regeneration and rejuvenation i t brings to human beings. If africted, it can causemany emotional problems. Things which have been kept a secretor looked will demandthe native's attentionnow. In addition, eighth house also has to do with other's money and either he will gain or lose subjectto the over-all pattern of the horoscope. This transit promises legacies and other's money but theseare lost if other transitsare not favaurable. Sometimes, tbis can placethe native in a humiliating and a owkward position forcing him to acceptfinancialhelp from others. Excessof sexindulgencecan causethe discases the generaof tive organs. Sometimes the death of someclose relation is also accompaniedwith this transit. NINTH HOUSE: Transit of Rahu through ninth housecan bring a new light or religiqus and philosophical ideas. The native should becomemore objectivein his thinking and studying, expandingmantally and spiritually. Long travelsand jouneys can be undertakenfor higher learnings and expansion. Opportunitiesalong linesof publishing, communication and distribution will comeand the nativeshould take the advantage of them. Be creative and self expressive thesefields. If in affricated,it can give him the tendencyto defy law in someway or givesthe inclinationto find waysof working deviously within the law. This can also indicate disregard religion. for Brothers and sisterscan becomehelpful or vice-versa. TENTH HOUSE: It is a period of public recognition and added honours for the services rendered. Vocation or professionwill need the person'sattention to the extent that he may be required to ncglect his home and domestic life. 86

This will mean that he wilr be working with the pubric or for the public in some way. Through veiy substantial effort and great extertion,sucess pubtic life will be in attainedbut will require personalsacrifice.Transit of Rahu through the tenth housewill give the urge to be a protector of great masses of people and to be a leaderamongstthem. plan i sound sion programme. He should take advantage nearby"*p"n_ of oppor_ tunities which will lead him into a wider fierd of influince. Advancementis sure in social or business position, more remuneratives activitiesor intangible but nevertheress important benefits. ELEVENTH HOUSE: It is the houseof things hoped for and with this transit of Rahu through the eleventi house,new friendships are formed and many of the native,s dreams materialise. Much dependsupon whether the sign involved is masculineor feminine to denote the type of friends most favourableto the developmentof this house. He needs to learn the art of friendship and to become involved in some type of socialendeavouror reform action. And besides, some or all of these persons will be the meansof gain, the avenue to opportunity, and the sourceof benefit to the person. On putting it to test, the person wirl realise iis truth. Financial benefitsmay result from club affiliationsor fraternal societies. If in business, expect increased revenue and upsurgein revenue making activities. TWELFTH HOUSE: The native is called upon to rendcr serviceto othersand demandsself-sacrifice, is helping those It lessfortunate,handicapped affiicated.The personmust learn or compassion,accept others as they are and help them inspite of any differences. This is the position of Karma, and seimr to call for same kind of payment. Here the native should 87

It may give working conclitions him many changesin the jobs' or morc then one sourcoof income at one time. Although. He will alwaysbe honest and sincere to his work and the sourceof earning.to think clearly and plan his days. refusingto be the playing of chance.he will find single focus instead in his attention wonderfully compensated the days to come' The problemsin life seemto he very much concerned with ''special"personality' SeHself. yet. What he is and had been doing during this period. certain dreams.learn more about health preservationand the store of occult knowledgeis addedto. It will be the part of wisand burdenrome arduous dom for him to direct his activitiesand govern his life systcmatically.if he bad nothing to offer. similar to the casting-off of a Sarmentthat is no longer suitable. The person will be dissatisfied or with the moneyearned. and he tries too hard to be a of recognition confidencemay needto be reinforced by his cfficiencygainedthrough past or presentexperience' vrith the SECOND HOUSE. by holding steadily a of scatteringmental impulses. Certain intution will cometo him. he will gain nothing. Ketu through the Houses The transit of Ketu through a house seems to announce that the time has arrived for him to discardor eliminatesomething which he had outworn. This transit is an invaluable period of preparations.so that they will be filled with thc things worth doing. perpaps.will be the basisof his expansionin the future. more FIRST HOUSE: The native is calleduPon to assume dutier. he may experience set-backs and to not suddenreversals to his liking. It is good for making headwayin activitiesconnectedwith the institutions. with the result that he 88 .

Pastdebtsbecome in manded. either bring money or causcunexpected or reverses both. With the transit sisters of Ketu through the third house. and unpleasant His mino is more serious and thereis a need for weighed decisions. Here the person is given an opportunity to learn and throughexperience He life's lessons. Older persons and friends. Suddenchanges income and finances. may learn somothing connectedwith the relatives'andcommunity responsibilities life. Transit of Ketu through the secondhousecan give an inability to compin letely earn one's own way.may be confionted with the financial difllculties. This is an influence that causesimpatienceand the personwill becomeproneto if many accidents other transits are unfavourable' Tiresome ' journeys are someoi' the other indications. would not appreciate He seclusion life. Whatever errors he has made in the past will demarrd 89 . bed.this transit is not termed favourable for financesand possessions. FOURTH HOUSE: This transit may bring many changes will and happiness be disturDomesticpeace in his residence. Satisfaction and success this due and are dearea is usually delayed. THIRD HOUSE: This givesa strongpsychictie to brothers and couldbring lossof one through deathor seand sisters a paration.it will be difficult for the personto finish his formal education.Neighboursmay become the sourceof worry and causeproblems. Ketu heredenotes duty in caringfor brothersand who may continually drain him. Theremay be sorrowdue to the deathof a parent or he may be required to play a parental rolc for somebody' amenCs. To conclude. The person would like to live a quiet and retirecllife in public or social and peace.

If there are any lingering problems.ornpounJ. progress of his interests may be slow and he needsto be patiJnce.He is to fintI solutions personal to problems. Here Keru givesan instinctive i<nowledge on healthmattersand a drive to learn more concerning this. He should not risk permanentassets.ldbe avoidedu. There will be dissatibation affections in and emotions. credit. ". Avoid any speculative ventureas theseare likely to resultin losses. Thereis a danger here 90 . Transit Ketu through the sixth h-ouse also denotes mysterious illnesses. Handle them with regardto inner values. In makinj servicea personal keynote. SEVENTH HOUSE. FIFTH HOUSE. SIXTH HOUSE.which are difficult to diag_ nose. This is a bad rransitconcerningpart_ nerships and unions. and accents problemsand the nativemay alwaysbe runnthe ing to the doctor. reputation. because will not he be able to build them again. the native can develophithereto latent abilitieswhich can be morepubliclyrecognised later on. Any new enterpriseshou. The personcan become involvedthat so he may loosehis individualityin others. fu. Estatematters has its ups and downs. possible and if it is a must. This transit is bad for children. Matters rooted in past iraim attention.they will continueuntil he has resolved them in one way or the other.Creativeability can be either high or low subject to other transits. Either it can bring lossto them or they can become sourceof worry the and anxiety. It gives a desire to serve othersand a constant change of working conditions. by cultivatinga deeperinterestin hii work. if any. Receiving roveis denied until enough is given. Transit Ketu conjunctionnatal Neptune .a-s the children born at this time are rikely to be deficient. do it by carefulpreparationonly. child birth should be avoidedwith this transit. This position delaysa permanent rove relationship.

This transit will also provide the knowledgeand talent for handlingother people's money. Sexual be low and he will not care much for the sexual satisfaction of the partner. This transit will give an extreme interest in sexualmatters as true regenerative and rejuvenative fcrce. it in It is important that he establishes long-rangeplans towardsa 9t . Death seems play an important to part as a rejuvenative potentiality will force in his life.other's possessions. all needmore than carefulhandling. This is not a of good time also to deal with the public. Court proceedings should be avoided as far as possibleor proceedcarefully where it cannot be avoided. He is not afraid of the thought of death or dying. Marriage in the "ideal sense"may be many times tried and many times denied. Whether it be supervi. Transit Kptu in the eighth house gives desireto be supported by another or the partner's moneyis a extremelyimportant to him. in EIGHTH HOUSE.sed study or knowledge acquiredthrough his readingor practical experience.for the native to indulge in all kinds of relationships. With this transit. lnsurance matters. There may be parting due to death or divorce. He is capableof counselingothers. NINTH HOUSE. If unmarried. can be appliedto advantage his career later. The personis not rational. despite his own personal problemsor more probably because them. it will be a Herculian task to get it going. The native should take extra care while handling other's money. When collaborating.the persondeepens his interest in serious subjects or continuedstudy with a practical and lasting application. where the partnerships are concerned.adopt the reasonable lead to others. especially they have had more if practical experience the matter. marriage is not possibleduring this transit and if married.

If unmarried. TENTH HOUSE. interest. when used for vain self-glory. ELEVENTH HOUSE.ambition and power. Decide current activities tend to become broader issues on the basis of furure trends. lf married. he and his mate can blend mutual pleasuresto accomplish more well founded and lasting happiness. He should try to hold what-ever gains he has already made and should try to win the goodwill and sympathy of those who count in his world. Local He should talk over matters with those close to him. The person should be patient when he encounters delay and consider this to be an opportunity for further pr€Paration. or a wider perspectiveeven though he stays close to his own locality. then destiny for this person will be met.definite objective and should not think for immediate gains. While planning for future. he should take the advantage of his past experience. Transit Ketu through the tenth house brings disappointment and dissatisfaction with regard to his vocation. bringing many changes. At its best. the power and success attained in the world must be used to assist to give to others. he may find romance through match making acquaintancesor congenial intereats.rciationswill be based upon serious rather than frivolous. This transit may coincide with travel. he will find himsclf cherishing the memory of old friends from whom he is apart. 92 . he will fail. Ketu here gives a tendency to resist control by others. When he will be able to do this. closer touch with distant people and conditions. Time and time again. Here the upper most thought should be the control of selfish desires. At its worst. The native is likely to suffer real diacomfort in close relationships between the members of the opposite sex. Work with time. in scope. His ass.

This transit is Karmic and there is a very definite secret sacrificial service of some kind involved. rance. It gives a drive to seek seclusion and while an inclination to meditate' The person will fell happy working with the sick and serving mentally sick. and it is for the learned student to blend the quality of both the signs and the houses when differently placed to come to a conclusive opinion. both emotional and financial. self-assu' compulsions. sacrifice excessive self doubt. Through Rahu and Ketu. bringing them trl the light of the conscious mind' dutifullness. He may also be aware of shortcomings in himself and in others' We have not dealt with the transits of Rahu and Ketu through the signs. 93 .TWELFTH HOUSE. This is the area of self-denial. whol nessof personality. we are taught flexibility and how to adjust ourselvesto our environment and the pleasure or pain of this adjustment is an indication of our progress.rebellion. With this transit' the perstrn may have a martyr complex which must be used at its highest in sacrificial service and delving into the secretsof the subconscious. self-acceptance. Transit through the First house will also mean transit through the sign Aries . inner faith in himself as a full person wholly in contact with the lifc he is leading' Settle both accounts.

This transit is Karmic and signifies the events of .. Thus.e. it is the time when Destinyplaysits important. he will miss someof the best aspects his chart. Transiting conjunctions and oppositions oi either Rahu or Ketu to the natal planetsur"-of great importance.CHAPTER II Translt Rahu& Ketu Aspectingplanets Moon's Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) always travel in retro_ grade motion in the zodiac at the rate of lg months in each sign approximately. These are narmrc configurations and bring the person back to its normal pattern of destiny. at this time the native pays for his past karmas.e. which has forceful powers over the native. in Nodes. are not considered here. the Freewiil has the most significant freedom to the two transiting connections..o.2/3 years. Transiting aspects Nodes to natal planetsare difrerent of than the transitin-gaspects of planetstolnatal planets. is a guide line. ii his life and he has very rittre to choose. the free-will exisienci is at its"rp.urney through life..-."oy*n. i.r" as .believe. when the desti'ed Kodes are making significant the natal planets. If he does not .ot.This is like person a tied to the pole with a chain.s j.o minimum i. In other words. If the peison to craves something with all his heart."i. and the cyclerepeats in every lg. why not he should gaugehis efforts to coincide with the luckiest possible dates? Rehu conjunctionto planets SLJN. who is askedto go he pleases long as he does not break the chaln.r*. The other aspects being minor.

This is the time of reward collection provided he has earnedit. Success failure or will mainly dependon his own outlook to the developmentat this time. This is the time when he should keep himself active in the performance of worthwhile tasks. When transiting Rahu trines a natal Sun and/or Jupiter. This is the time when he may feel that he can conquer the world. A suggestion he makel to others at this time prove useful. but it will be wise on his part not to over-doit. there is hardly anything which he may not be able to achieveand so when he sees that this aspcctis approaching.but he will have a sign of relief and a smile on his face when this transit passes on. The urge for him to be in prominence and limelight will be strong. Usually this is the time when he can expect a greateramount of success. this is a 'luck' aspectand needsonly minor planetsto set it ofr. If he puts his best foot forward. this aspect brings recognition and a personal elevation at this time. in general. This often leads to gloomy days before the transit completes. causing happiness to those dear and near to him.he should do his best to lay the foundations to stabilisehis position in the world.egol identity/personality. This transit will make him more practical than imaginative with the result that he will pay more attentionto his business which will yield good returns. 95 . MOON. Women. This is alsothe time to collect money due to him. Before this aspect. native's sub-conscious mind is working overtime making him more creative. More than often. With this transit. It will be good for him if he shares the happy influence with some one so that he can take the full advantageof it. will play an important role in his life at his life at this time. he may find himself in a temporary confining or binding period to be followed by substantial freeness afterwards.

and crossing the endurance limit should be carefully watched as he still has the control over the output of his energies. get around it tactfully. this transit signifies a strong male figure and his dominance her life at this time in His creative energyis at high peak with this transit. He 96 . This transit would give tremendous amountof energyand urge to do things which the person would not want to do in normal course.but he must keep an close eye on what he is doing for himself. In female's chart. It will prove profitable to alter someof his working methodsin his work or at home. MERCURY. He shouldusehis own direction. By acting with common sense and caution. MARS.Change in'his jobs or cornmunicative patterns are often associated with this transit. but he must not loose it by haste. Strain in the brain givesit a fatigue test which helpsevaluatehis mental stamina and capacity. The for person should stick to his chosen path or action. It will prove beneficial to switch from the old to the new with a minimum of misunderstandings. excess or over-enthusiam Accident prone tendencies overwork. Whateverhe is going to start now shouldmoveforward progressively a long tim:. An lmportant interview could work out to his advantage which will havelastingvalue. His suggestions public issues helpful to those to is who are in doldrums. Selectwhat is sound and reject the erratic. don't let others to interfere to cause him to lose his tempcr or his good juCg:ment. This is a positivetransit with regardto the activities of natal Mercury and is likely to bring sudden changes. Here the nervousenergyis quite highly excited but it is consumed within the soul. High blood pressure and irritable behaviour is quite commonwith this transit. the person can make the best of this time.

confusing us as to which is lucky 97 . He should try to understand the viewpoint of those. He can make the best of this period by the controlled and purposeful use of his excellent and intellectual endow ments. w r o n g k i n d s o f a m b i t i o n s a n d a f a i l u r e t o c o o p e r a t ew i t h others. At this time he may be doing something different than what the circumstances want him to do. but stays within the framework of the conventional and atterly realistic world. The individual himself is hardlv ever injured and we are not able to decidewhether this is 'lucky' b e c a u s e f J u p i t e r c r o s s i n gR a h u o r ' u n l u c k y ' ( t h e c a r b a d l y o smashed) becauseof Jupiter opposition Ketu. A paradoxical event often arises. he should consolidate his high aims and purpose. coast along with the tide rather than push forth. His popularity increaseswith c h a r m a n d g e n e r o u s i t y o f h e a r t a n d m i n d w i t h i n t e r e s ti n others. This is the time when the person will have substaintial control over his finances and philosophies. so he should watch his diet and all health measures. he is interested in but at the same time he is not to be imposed upon. JUPITER. then. or lured into some emotional matter that is basically unstable and undesirable. This is a cycle of develop opportunities with self-confidence. During this transit. There is a danger of ovar-abum-dance in day-dreams. Basically this will turn out to be an excelleht decision in the long run as he does not fight too vigorously with the circumstances. His general attitude is well balanced by his desiresand proper circumstantial support.is equally likely to g:t involv:d with th: affairs of the brothers and sisters at this time. Case histories shows that someone has had a totally demolished car. Be conservative-it pays high dividents now. He is prone to gain weight. If Mercury was retrograde at birth.

what exitedyesterday does not exist today. Businesswill be good. Income will be stable if not in abundance. As this time. This is a rare comhination and human relationships should be happy. The person should be careful that he is not lured in so'me emotional affairs that is basically unstable and undesirable. This is the time when he shouldforget that the world oweshim a living. The achievements. Changefollows change.it is rather a cooling it down influence. but with this transit. it is indulgence likely to be for love and money hoth. now seemeasierto cope with. He should take good care of his money-he tend to spendtoo much on a good time. however.me. Saturnian problems get more acute or .is no more security today.over needsa control. Financially. There is a tendencyfor over-enthusiasm. If he marries at this time. he gets aware of those problems at this t. PerhapsJupiter conjunct Rahu spared the individual's life who knows? Or perhaps the event would not have occured at all if Jupiter had not been opposing(etu. With this transit. he may have been doing good job but his efforts will not be appreciated. Old habits that were hard to break. Some sober and harmoniousrelationshipmay developmaking him happy as well as bringing him prosperity in the material well-being. For love and romance. this is a pretty good aspect. That transit is quiet known for many learning cxperiencesthat he goes through irrespective whether he wants to learn them or not. Life limitations may reach a peak instantly and then thingsquiet down substantially.and which is unlucky. will come to him at this time. 98 . VENUS. What was security yesterday. if well deserved SATURN.but if he knows what he is doing. is a disturbing one but has a stabilising influence.

A great deal of optimism and stimulated ego plus the desire for self-assertion comesto the fore. friendly and sociable. RAHU. the person will do well to save whateverincomehe may get and to examine businesschanges carefully before committing himself. reputation etc. scheduled URANUS. The nativeshould not take undue risk. Transit of Rahu over Neptune is Karmic and often bringsabout various psychicorspiritual experiences 99 . is an important role in his life at this time.the native will be able to compromise with the situations quickly. He should also respecthis food habits and avoid any type of indulgence. NEPTUNE. At this time. But be confident that all the testingis done for apart during his own benefitwithout breakinghim completely play older ideas and methodology the test. proceedcarefully in dealing with superiors. but a progressive he should be on the look out for opportunity'hat is and both exciting. He should change is welcome avoid anything risky.credit. but it may not comeout to be as promisingas it looked to be. Basically. Be generous. Be deliberate and forceful at the sametime and he can find usualluck in the months ahead. What is available at this time may be good. However. Older persons. profitable and sound.. This also bringsabout his Iimits of patience and his limits of patience and his general stamina to face the situations. or rely too much on hu own ability to speakhis mind or to act too eccentrically. broad minded. Adhere to what is sure and stick to the way of life. Their assistance well worth looking into as a guiding sourcefor his spiritual growth during this transit.this transit is more of a constructive outlet or favourableeventsforming situation. for something ahead.

Transiting Nodes over Pluto are not highly significant as it is a very slow moving planet and the effects occur on many people simultaneously Thus. Rahu conjunction Neptune is more of a soft transit.death or regenerative process in his close family members. He is well advised to observe rigid economical control at this time. stub-bornness-all 100 . This is the time when the person be letting himself in for some disappointment and he has to go through guiet a squeezy period. rebellion. bringing about better qualities of Neptune. pride. there is not much individuality involved in these transits. such as idealistic behaviour. this transit may not be of any significance to him. general happiness through high imagination and fantasies etc. With this transit often an inferiority complex lack of self-imageand self-respectis noticed. If he is already lying low. resentment. the influence is felt more on a generational level than on a single identity. If he is engaged in a speculative ventures at this time. the lack of vitality. This aspect can also bring possible sickness.connected with the past life activities and their manifestations in this life. Self-delusionor loss of individuality may occur if Neptune was affiicted in the natal chart. self-indulgence. This aspect is equally bad for his physical health due to. Ketu conjunction to Plsnets SUN. Sudden and unexpected problems occurs at this time which can land the person in troubles. physical and emotional excesses. Fatigue. especially to his father or male figure. Often a deep rooted creative talent comes out without prior warning at this time and amazesothers. As a result of this. there is the possitively that he will receive little or no return from his investments. PLUTO.

Fundamentally. MARS. This is the time when the persons is likely to make considerable mistakes in this undertaking with the result that they likely to go wrong. and sorrow male figures are visible and should be avoided' from t0 r . There may be pressure from the persons around him to make an change. lf somebody is trying to take advantage of him. He is to avaid unpleasantness with and keep his emotions under control. but he is to conserve his energies and reassert on the right things decided by him in past. Do not let melancholy and gloominess overtake the native. Affairs of mother or 'woman' in life are important and often their hindrance would be a negative aspect for him. Low blood pressure or weak energies.must be cured. if he will insist in going his own way. He should keep an close watch on the health of his mother and problems from excessiveor fertile imagination. This transit followed by depressionand isolation MOON. In a female chart. At this time. he may have to face many problems of his life or he may suffer ill-health from nervous strain or overwork. he should say so on his face and don't let him impose on him. occurs with this transit. Many restrictions at home are visible. Renovating old property now can prove more satisfactory than buying the new one. Accident his associates prone tendencies are quite likely and his health problems need prompt attention. this transit is not favourable and makes it difficult for him to run normal life. dangers' difhculties. when trying to do a iarge project. He is to take an affirmative stand and let others know that he will not tolerate an attcmpt to take advantage of him. He should try to maintain his patience with regard to home affairs and things connected with the home. with or without any reason.

Temperamental difficulties cause future problems. impatience etc.e. Female physiological cycleoften getsdistortedat this time' Health protected by avoiding over-work and from debilitat' is to be ing affectsof nerves. rather trying tances MERCURY. business individual. At this time. The person should not neglect his obligations to . i. he must learn to compromise to fight with them. Avoid any long term planning or long travel under this transit' In case of it being a negative may force him to bow to the wrong changes transit. This aspect will bring the nativesome unexpected expelrses which he hasnot planned before' when it will confront This transit may be termed as negative he should accept whatever comes him in all directions. Balancing of the energy and its proper utilisation is a must at this transit. a non-communicativeperiod is almost ftrrced on the person whether he likes it or not. He will have to mark the time and it is advisedto do it with a good with the circumsgrace.orn. haste. If the personis handling large sums of money for others or responsiblefor a financial accounting.oo" who has been helpfut to him regardlessof how was. JUPITER. this cause positive outlet. Unattention to the wealth which can be accumulatednow would be a bf knowledge foolish mistake. So his way even though it may be much lessthan his expecta' r02 . he needs to be especiallyalert at this stage. If not a nervous breakdown. Unforseenand unexpectedcxpendituremay come with this transit that the native never plannedbefore' This transit is likely to give him sudden deplection of financial resources. worry. a builds up at this time and it certainly needs Nervousenergy properly channelled. Mental alertnessmay minor he feelsthe consideration pay him handsomedividends.

It is not a good transit for love and romance affairsand it can causethe native a great amount of trouble and also may end abruptly. do not put strain on his financial resources. he cannotdo anythinghe likes and get away with it. take what comes and he shouldprotecthis healthand position by avoiding excesses. It is not a good time to get married. VENUS. He should try to hold what he possessesfinaneially or emotionally and should wait till the storm passes over which will not take long. Do not securityand happinessby temperamentor disturbdomesic impatience. He is advised to entertainment to participate in diversionswhich can provide him with yet amusement. Thus. Try to avoid borrowing and it must be only done when there is no other alternative. may not be good. and separations and diffitoo. 103 . He should keep his expenses and recreation a minimum. this is not a favourabletime. Do not make any change in the Business at constitutionof business this time and alsodo not think for any expansion. Lie low. Suddenlosses for culties can crop up. Here the native's philosophies testedand he is forcedto abide by his own are rules and regulations. This is a time when he should pay for past karmasand naturally it will cause great strain. Generally divorces comeunder this manifestation.tions. If by married. lt is advised that the native should harmonise his desires with the things as they are and not in following expensiveday dream. it will need great amount of sacrifice both the partiesto keep this relationshipalive. Financially. He may go wrong in his judgernentsand should protect himse from the possibility lf of appointments. loss of weight is quite likely unlesshis natal chart hasa lot of nervous creatingaspects. This is not a good time to go for holidaysor pleasuretrips. At this point.

lhen the transit may not affiict the native much. grasping what comes his way with courage and confidence and avoiding actions and plans that could undermine his security by being on a shaky foundation. RAHU. ln natal Saturn is not very prominent. worry etc. especially of older relations. the effects may not be noticed externally. General rcstrictions. though he will know that something is happening. Probable sickness or death in a near family. to do nothing and leave things as they are. Avoid nervous traits. He can also benefit by keeping his eyes open. are normal Saturian problems which will come to surface now. This aspect gives impetus to his aspirations and brings a certain degree of luck that can be very beneficialif he keeps his feet on the ground. but he cannot put his finger on it. is noticed. Thus it becomes like a short-circuit aspect to whatever area it representsin his natal chart. He should avoid breaks wherever possible. mental fatigue. If the natal Saturn/Nodes aspect is favourablg. There is a tendency. physical weakness. General focus and areas of obstructions will come from the house ruled by Capricorn in the natal chart. Circulatory problems weak bones. This is negative transit depending upon the strength of Saturn in the person's horoscope. colds etc. This is a time when therecould be a tendency to slow down things or even to complicate them..SATURN. He is to protect his health by plenty of sleep and rest. and at times can bb beneficial even. but it also lends strength and depth to the native's present opportunities. In general. 104 . this is a discouraging transit thai often ciistorts and disintegrates the individuals on many fronts. meloncholy or isolated attitudes and behaviour are all at the door of this transit. howevcr.

t I cE i: that are URANUS. and thus gain inner power from closecontact with the thingsas they are. Efforts to force his will on others can lead to life.he must confirm. alcoholetc. The transit is slightly unfavourable and distorted. The ground and avoid serious errors. bringing about the lower. personis to keep his feet on the drugs. such as self-intoxication. so relax and ride loosein the saddleof fate. This his to causescircumstances appear to oppress individuality. Play safe all with care to avoid unhappiness along the life. Be realist. NEPTUNE. face and facts.of judgement. while discontent will cause a sense of frustration and unhappiness. qualities of Neptune exceqsiw delusionand imagination. This transit is indicative of influences on a slightly destructive and discouraging level. The person cannot rebel to good purposes. 105 . He must move and set-backs.

MARS. He is will be in harmonywith prevailing likely to earn name and fame.well in respected his socialenvironments. The person will work hard to get public recogthat which pretains to sports or physical nition.CHAPTER 12 Transiting Planets AspectingNodes Conjunctionto Rahu SUN. The native will receive personal publicity and social recognition through communications or his receive social personal ideas and communications will It is a favourable time for any type of comnuniapproval. He will valuefamily traditions and will give and due respectof his parents. This transitis favourable for public relations. especially competition. activities business will be in harmonyrvith prevallingsocial trends His emotions in and he will commandrespect his environments. Native's busines will prosper. .family popularity will improve and he will have healthy working environments. This transit is good and the person'sapproach socialconditions. MERCURY. Childrenwill be the source and his good fortune will be equally active in of happiness speculation. Mentally he will be at ease peace. He will try to rise in his professionalor and it will alsogive him politicalarnbitions. Married life will be happyand he will be. and will prove good MOON.

However. neighbours and work associates. transit of Jupiter will bring misfortune. If unmarried. This time will have a needfor social confirmity as a meanof protectingpersonalsecurity' He will not have much of the respect for the prevailingsocial culture and customs. If Rahu is in Sagittarius the or Pisces. The person will get popularity among his friends brothers/sisters.public recognition and support for personal ed bcliefs and ideals. the nativestands good chanceto get married and if married. There will be active participation in rcligious philoso. The relations and to friends will be the source of aspirations and happiness he will be in high spirits. He may face professional.cations including long travels and journeys. Emotionally. JUPITER. of nious awareness expected of popular socialattitudes.vice serve 107 . During. this transit. the native will get increassocial prestige. VENUS. if he is engaged selfless'3:. harmoand acceptance socialbehaviour. At this time his artistic and creativeability will be high and he will a get popularrecognition. If Rahu and Jupiter are in conjunction and Jupiter transitsthat sign or its trines. there are any. ttie period will bring misfortuneto the native' We have experiencedtremendous luck while transitingJupiter alone was trining Rahu in our natal chart. SATURN. and the native will be benefittedtherefrom.business or financial Worriesand problems which will causehim menta[depression.phic.he will be in agreement with prevailing attitudesand popular trends. This transit will bring socialpoputarity. Some luck will cometo him without exertion. Intellectually. will dominateduring this transit and the native-may anxieties to in feel lonely. educational or cultural trends. him.he will be able to if iron the differences.

A n y s p e c u l a t i v ev e n t u r e w i l l r e s u l t i n l o s s e s .. This way he will be paying his karmic debts. He will feel happy to serve the sufferers and down-trodden.the masses. Domestic peace and harmony is likely to be disturbed and married life will be unhappy. he will do now. Looking from the worldly point of view. He will like to work in cooperation or in group. This transit will help the native to understand and take advantage of mass psychology. NEPTUNE. if forced upon. He will search for truth. PLUTO. In case he is involved in the worldly affairs. this transit will be termed as benefic. He will not blindly follow the religion and will have his own conception about the current affairs. it will result in success. This transit will bring him intutive awareness and prophetic insight into prevailing conditions. becausewhatever. The person is likely to get involved in latest forms of social and cultural experiments.work and will oppose the authoritarian trend. URANUS. and will give him panetrating insights into the motivating forces. Conjunction to Ketu SUN. This transit is bad. He will be burdened with rhe responsibility of children and they may become the source of w o r r y t o h i m . he will equally exptoit businessand professionaltrends for personal gains. His interest in businessand gadgets will be designed to exploit prevailing beliefs. The person should try to be 108 . He will not believe and respect the prevailing customs and will become rebellious. Any amount of suffering will not disturb him now. transit will prove to be very much favourable for him.

MARS. There will be a lack of popular support for his personal ambitions.careful as he is likely to earn the displeasureof the government and socially he may be placed in unhappy environments. There will be lack of public support for person a l . MOON. The native will be burdened with heavy work responsibility. This transit is not good for public relations or pubhc contacts also and he will try to avoid them. Serious or pessimistic outlook towards life. The person will be critical to the general views of the society and it will be a unfavourable time for public relations or dealing with communications media. He will have problems in businessand will get unpopularity in his professionalor political actions. Socially the person will be reserved and there will be lack of interest in social activities that do not serve a useful purpose for him. but he will have respect for the religion and the social customs though he will have his ways of doing the things. This is a disturbing transit and his emotional attitude will be out-of-harmony with the prevailing family traditions. Business activities will be slow and the person is likely to develop differenceswith his parents. The person may desire for a power and authority which he does not deserve. romantic and artistic outlook. Not favourable for long travels. H e w i l l l o o k t o the prevailing conditions with critical eyes. He may not do or acbept which is being done normally. VENUS. He will have reserved emotional.r e l i g i o u s a n d c u l t u r a l g o a l s . MERCURY. It is not an auspicious . e d u c a t i o n a l . JUPITER. The mental outlook will be conservative and he will be reticence in expressinghis ideas. social. Business will be slow and there may be financial problems. He may be conservative in his outlook.

Try to avoid any confrontaiion as far as possible.the native is not advised start anythingnew.time to get married and if married.His business activity will be related to antiques. This transit will make the native rebellion against the traditionat cultural standardsand sociallaws . He will not have much of the respectfor religiousceremonies and festivities. NEPTUNE. If the native'spersuit will be in the directionof spiritualism. During this transit. the relativeor acquaintance not alwaysa closeone.so is this may not be as personally unfortunateafter all.he may like to withdraw from social involvement and be of his own.i. SATURN. He will havenegative outlook towardsthe life with the resultthat he witl get frustratedand depressed when desired success not be fourthcoming. if the native is engagedin somespiritual pursuits. There will be confusionin social purposeand lack of understanding from surrounding culture. At times. ll0 . PLUTO.e. discarded items etc. It is a difficult transit for worldly comforts. for gains and comforts. However. During this period. The person is likely to get involved in antisocial activitiesor will havereclusive behaviour. to URANUS. He will like to go deepbehindthe religiousbackground.e. will rebel He against the current socialculture and beliefs. It is a malefictransit and to will be handledcautiously. re-useof old. However. he will seethe light but if he is involvedin the materialistic world. the personwill witness the death of a relativeor someother person. he may seethe light. this is not a favourable transit.he knows. friends and associates will term the nativeeccentric and unpredictable. He will look more in the pastthan in the present. he will have nothing but the sufferings and disappointments.there may be domestic unhappiness. Quite often. For worldly lif.

In our Chapter of Rahu and Ketu in Hindu Astrology. This yoga is not fairly common (taking lJranus. Neptune and Pluto into consideraof tion) but can be traced in the horoscopes both greatand scholarsand practisingastrologers.it has been found that Rahu is Kala or earth-life while Ketu is the Sarpd or serpent.CHAPTER 13 KaIa-SarPaYoga Yogas (combinations of planets) play an important role and enjoy a very prominent position in Hindu Astrology' i"t"rarpu vogu it regardedas one of the dreadedevil yogas' having significancein Mundane Astrology' Hindu ancient literature is more or lesssilent about it. Who is this snake? Ketu has been symbolised . To the research of significance this yoga cannot be denied. Through these nodal axis. we the have explained myth attached behind Rahu and Ketu' that Moon's Nodes haveaccepted Even the Westernastrologers are Karmic and play an important role in an individual's life' In Karmic astrology.we find Rahu as representing someastrological while in others.Lately someof the to the effects have comeforward to evolve a patternfor learnedastrologers the assessing evil effectsof this yoga. we pay for the past Karmas in this incarnation. ln Serpent' works.the small.ogical did learnedcommentators not make any detailed scrutinyas of this yoga in natal astrology. those under the influenceof Rahu are afraid in of Snakes. Even the astrol.

Rahu must be in the first six houseand Ketu in lhe remainingsix houses. When the Serpentis having its tail in its mouth. thereis no yoga present. We have cometo the following conclusions after our research and experiments.the native will indulge in all sortsof materialistic gains rightly or wrongly. Similarly. Rahu is afraid of Ketu. Kalasarpa Yoga is saved. KalasarpaYoga is brandedas the main causative factor for downfall. The planets should be hemmedin betweenRahu and Ketu and not in betweenKetu and Rahu.even this subject is not free from controversies.Astrologiof cally. thus makinghimselfvulnerable to suffenngs. Yoga present by the combination tt2 . l. when theseNodes hem all the planetswithin their semicircle. Forexample. as this yoga has the reference encirclement to of all the planetsby thesetwo Nodes(Rahu & Ketu) i. Thereis no KalasarpaYoga if thereis any planet with Rahu or Ketu though it may be betweenRahu and Ketu axis. Different scholarshavegiven different versionsas to the formation of this Kalasarpa Yoga. if Ketu is 23 degreesSagittariusand Saturn is I I degrees Sagittarius.if Rahu is l5 degrees Libra and Moon is 28 degreesLibra in chart. The Symbolof Serpents basicin Indian Occult Literature. 2. From the ascendant. thereis no Kalasarpa Yoga as thesetwo planetfall in the same sign. importance Kalasarpa the of Yoga in Hindu Astrology can be well understood. Under this yoga. it is an indicationof materialisation the Divine Principle. 4. 3.Indian Astrology as Serpent.e. it becomes indication of great importanceattachedto an KalasarpaYoga. Like so many other subjectsin Astrology. On is the basis of this symbolism.if at least one planet is outsidethe Rahu/Ketu axis.

e. from achieving greatness. Whether they could hold the position or not. it is also establishedwith practical illustrations that it cannot prevent the persong. becausewe have seenthe persons having such Kalasarpa Yogas in their charts having risen to high positions. It is debatable whether Kalasarpa Yoga confers only evil or prevents good. Neptune and Pluto. We can say with confidencethat the persons born with Kalasarpa Yoga do come in prominence. for it is seen that such persons very often do not remain ordinary. It may perhaps be argued that greatness manifested in such cases may be due to some other benefic yogas and not becauseof Kalasarpa Yoga.of Rahu or Ketu with a planet will operate independently. LJranus. Even if it is admitted that this Yoga is evil. This is his answer to those learned astrologers who did not find Kalasarpa Yoga operative in certain horoscopes. We are not in agreementwith the learned astrologerswho claim that the Kalasarpa Yoga destroys all benefic Yogas of that lt3 . is a different story. One of rhe learned astrologers has done some research on the yoga formations of Hindu astrology and has come out with very scientific reasouingsin some cases. For Kalasarpa Yoga. His arguments as to the importance of this Kalasarpa Yoga is that the Latitudes of all the planets will be of the same sign (North or South) making the chart completely unbalanced. he has said that the astrologers must also take into consideration the three fately discovered planets i. With the discovery of lJranus. having Kalasarpa Yoga. but his observations are that the native will be on extremes on either side. as cosmic forces lack equilibrium. Neptune and Pluto. He does not say that it will be completely malefic. Kalasarpa Yoga is not easily available in the chartsTo a greater extent he is right.

of What is concluded here that this Yoga showsthe seeds by undergoing the process of pain and ultimate greatness suffering resulting in coming to prominence despite difhculties. therefore. Any bad aspect of life due to past Karmas.it is observedthat such natives show themselves reveala deep sharpnessin their shadeabovethe averageand (constructiveor destructive)and generally find intelligence. classical shouldnot be ignored. is assigned the brain where the thousandpettaled lotus. being circumscribed observations by so many other fatord also. This does cannot fail in their efforts. Kalasarpa Yoga doesnot itself shortenthe life unlessother life shortening yogasare present. To Rahu. In charts of persons logicalcannons this born in humble circumstances. can be counteracted to a very great extent by hard of work and concerrtration mind. It is. might be regardedas limited. unless miseries Obviously. the abode of Lord Shiva. Such a planet(having 18yearsin Vimshottari Dasa and 12 years in Ashtottari) may not be n4 .longevity factors do not need to be streesed of because the presenceof the Kalasarpa Yoga. It is also not arguedthat the of mere presence this Kalasarpa Yoga will confer greatness. not mean that they their rank abovethe ordinary. persevering Some astrologers think that this Yoga renderslife short and Th:se deprivesthe personsof money. in spiritual astrology. astroIn estimatingthe evil contentsof this yoga. inheritedor self-earned. yoga makessuchnatives and ultimately ieaching the top. industrious.of the horoscope. quite fair to assume that Kalasarpa Yoga alone cannot affict untoward other evil yogasare present. believed to be located. chartswith this yoga in addition to other benefic In the a yogas.

This Yoga is also found to be with frustrations and lossesalthough efforts are associated madein pursuit of food or genuineand honest.Paradoxicallvtherefore. parentsshould be wary and take of early steps to sufficiently educateand make their children's mind firm to avoid impact of future frustrations. much not evil needpredicted. in storefor them during Rahu-Ketu periods. Generally. The yoga perhapsselects pure and simplc. Such individuals sufer indignitiesof outrageous fortune despitetheir 'purestray'quality and character.The Yoga.if any. God sparesHis weakercreation from this Yoga lestit breaksthem. to delaying success makingsuccess or look insignificant relation in to eforts made to achieve it.one can possibly judge with a degree of accuracythe strengthof the horoscope and easily predict the eventsto come evenwhile taking note of the presence of this evil yoga. It is however.this yoga appears in chartsof blessedsoulsor thosewho can endure evil and extractgood out of it. lt is also possible that even without attach. strong bc or week leadssometimes unbearablestrains and tensions.regardedas totally evil but might be considered have some to mundane and spiritual good associated with it and if Rahu and Ketu enclose other planetsbetween themselves.ngmuch importanceto Kalasarpa Yoga in a chart.honestand truthful and the loyal and hardworkingsouls for its victims. but subjecting to critiit cal analyticalmethods. Knowing thesepossible capabilities this Yoga.to be observed that salienteffectsof KalasarpaYoga cannotaltogether eliminated.effortsof Kalasarpa Yoga operate througout life and especially during Dasaor Sub-dasa either Rahu or of ll5 .

Conversely it might be regarded conducive to spiritual pursuits as a result of fail ure in marriage. Similarly by Transits. it will manifest differently. Kalasarpa Yoga through 2nd/8th housesis not regarded good for money matters. if the planets are affiicted by oppositions and squares. astrology can come to the rescue and by forwarding the timely advice to the native. By positional aspect. (2) 2ndl8th houses. Understanding is the Keynote cannqt be cured must be of happiness and what endured.it will continue for a long period of life. But from Mundane point of view difficulties are seen to be experiencedin married life and sometimes the very fact of married status becomes oppressise. if the chain will go for good by conjunctions. Either he will be indulging in too much sex l16 .(4) houses In different houses. he or she can be led to side-track and possibly avoid the marital catastrophe. Formation of this Yoga from the lst to the 7th is not regarded as good for material happiness.(5) 5th/l lth housesand (6) 6thl12l'}r houses. 28th year onwards may be worst in such caseswhen transit Rahu comes to conjuuct natal Ketu at the prime of youth. when the intensity either for good or evil would be felt as modified by transits. So in transits. but most of his life he will be working with other's money by fair or foul means. Astrology thus soothes the native by wise guidance develop forbearance. it will equally take a long time for the native to come out of affiictions.Ketu. there are no oppositions in the chart and this is important. It is not that he will be short of money. trines and sextiles. Here. Kalasarpa Yoga can only have six formations: (l) lst/7th houses. With this Yoga. Money may come easily and also may go easily. (3) 3rd/9th 4th/lOth houses.

this position makes them disastrousindeed There is a danger for a man to be the father of illegitimate children or being himself as a illegitimatc child. Brothers and sisters will either be the source of happinessor worry subject to the overall pattern of the chart. Kalasarpa Yoga through the axis of 5th and llth house. and this yoga shows difficulties and disappointments. it is one of the observedmanifestations of this yoga that the trust reposed by a native would be misused and friends would prove tt? . failures and often disgrace.' Kalasarpa Yoga through 4th/l0th houses possessgreater power due to the natural Sarpa influences. To those people. Home. The horoscopes which show trouble or disaster. are frequently handicapped due to this Kalasarpa Yoga. Sometimes the children can become the cause of discomfort home. as distinct from foreign. rvho aim solely at the material foreign investments. persons whose energiesand abilities would bnng them to the forefront. positively aspected.preversion damaging his health and wasting his money or he will be physically too weak to have any sex potentiality. He will suffer from the diseasesof sexual organs. Kalasarpa Yoga through 3rd/9th houses. that is. The Karmic seems to be well defined.we know the entire legacy was lost by bad health. persons are usually pretty gellerous and free with their money. but are not often really wasteful. In one case.people who stand as advocates or pioneers of unpopular sciencesor doctrines are often round with this yoga. These two houseshave much to do with farrliy affairs. must meet a veritable pitfall with this position. if they ran exclusively on orthodox lives. commercial travellers may reap some advantage from it. whichever way it lies. according to their means.

On the negative side. Either this yoga will be too bad or ioo good.and also of regrets and self-undoing and that the 6th house has the rulerwork and enemies. thus the individual is earning for enjoyment for earthly pleasuresfor himself and his family' When ll8 . Remembering that the l2th house is the house of secret enemies. On the positive side. he can be tormented and poor health causing long confinement in a with diseases.Friends are not likely to be of much assistance in tife. People born with this yoga are not favoured lor Army or Navy employments. hospiral or can prove himself to be an ememy to the civilised world. This yoga gives the danger of too free a course of life and we do not think asceticsare commonly favoured with this yoga. Rahu makes an individual interested in self to the exclusion of others. diseases.this axis can ship over health. Loss by and treachery of friends is a pretty sure result of It is common in the horoscopes of great flirts' this Yoga. move the native on extremes. the native can take to higher learnirtgsand development of the spiritual self.self-seekers. We do got see the middle course. It is more conducive to flirting than to marriage' There seems to be the possibility towards the production of illegitimate children. Why is Kalasarpa Yoga important in Mundane astrology d and rgnore in Natal astrology ? tn Natal astrology the devastating effect of the yoga is concerned with a family only while the ruin of a state involved with far-reaching consequences for lakhs and lakhs of families forming as a nation' The intensity of Yoga effects is felt in the minimum in individual cases but assumes maximum proportions in national sphere. Kalasarpa Yoga affiicted through 6th/l2th house axis can cause even imprisonment.

l19 . Thus. make observations about the evil or modified effects resulting from the Yoga. individual simply means ruination of family. the state is ruined with calamities involving all the citizens.. on all sides. The bordering states. that had so long clamoured about their territories. The net results of the observed efrects of this yoga would suggest that astrologers should take care to assessthe efficacy of this Yoga vis-a-vis the effects of other astrological phenomena and then with a keen analytical approch and making synthesis of the various effects noticed. but in the benefit of the society and deprivation of enjoyment for self and family.or bring misery for self and family. Later the influence of Ketu comes in' The Supreme executive is not ready to subordinate national intereststo international consideration. increased national wealth but spends money out of the treasury. and thus Thus Kalasarpa Yoga f. Flood and earthquakes in foreign lands result in sending money and materials for the relief of the suffering humaThe supreme executive is no more interested in the nity. makes a gift of his house for hospital etc. get back those territories. becomes prosperous and more and more Minister or President powerful. he fights his border states to gain territory The native uuder such a King or Prime and other concessions.he comes under the influence of KStu he is no more interes' ted in the welfare of self and family. But whqlr the supreme executive ol a state is subject to Kalasarpa Yoga. He parts with his savings for establishment of schools and colleges.

etc. Moon. f A s t r o n o m i c a l l y . It treats of their magnitudes.a n c c l i p s ei s t h e i n t e r p o s i t i o n o f a d a r k celestial bociy between a luminous one and the eye. while eclipse of the Moon comes on from the east and passeswestward. In ancient times astrology was a science. Ancient astrologersdiscovered the r'egularity of the reoccurrence of eclipsesafter a period of l8 years and odd. Planets.motions. Tne significance of an eclipse having been determined by its sign position. Astrology is the scienceof heavenly influences as related to the earth and its inhabitants. Comet and Fixed Stars. we do not know. Astrology and astronomy are as true now as ever before. How they arrived at this result. Eclipses of the Sun always happen at New Moon and eclipses of the Moon at Full Moon.constituents. religion and art combined.transits and the New Moons from which to make their predictions. Eclipse of the Sun always cornes on from the West. and as such has outlived all sectarian bigots and religious iypocrites. distances. and they were able to trace definite connection between the changestaking place in the heavens and the course of human events. The ancients had only eclipses. . or the p a s s i n go f a l u m i n o u s b o d y i n t o t h e s h a d o w o f a n o t h e r b o d y . as cclipsesare not always visible in any single place.CHAPTER 14 Eclipses' in Nativities Astronomy is thc science of the heavenly bodies : the Sun. and passesover eastward.

venus also indicates sisters. Neptune-the ac:tionis favourable. Moon and sensitive points. Moon. malefic planets. the effects commence much sooner. and continue for a long. when in conjunction with benefic pcints-Jupiter. Eclipse may operate unfavograble in a horoscope when hey fall in conjunction with. business. On tle other hand.and Mars indcates brothers. Venus may be significator of domesticand social affairs. journeysand general activities. rnental faculties. or 'opposition to any important loints such as the Sun. if they fall in sextile or trine to the Sun. in moveable signs: (l-4-7-10). the effectsare over in a far more brief space of time. In this sense. A solar eclipsein fixed signs: (2-5-g-ll) wiil last for several years. trade. fortells the birth or death of some eminent person or powerful ruler. If an eclipse occurs during the time when a Comet isl visible it usually. that become stationary when in the act of transit over the ralical place of the significdtor. The duration of an eclipse dependsoo th" amount of time of obscuration. Jupiter indicates uncles and Mercury t2r . Th: permissibleorb is 5 degrees. according to the planets concerned. have greater effect than those trat are direct in that department of life indicated by the plaret or significator so affected. but in common signs (3-6-9-12).pasts of the natal horoscope. Mercury relates tt the intellectual life.u sually ccmes to pass €xactly at the time when one of the major planets afterwards makes its transit. Planq5. Venus. while in force and affect mankincl far more powerfully. Moon's Nodes ard other sensitive points or. Transits over eclipse positions affecting the significatorswill havethe maximum effect. which shows as many years for hours of obscuration in Solar Eclipse and months in Lunar Eclipse. more so by conjunction or opposition.

sickness and even death.indicates aunts.e. writes thus: "An eclipse falling on any planet in the mp is of great importance and is usually adverse. and th<se of the t22 . Not only are they unfailing indicators of chronology but also valuable promotors of good or evil. Considerable information about the affairs of men and nations can be gleaned from the solar and lunar eclipses. when they have the greatest significancecf disaster. cance. Rrbson. ln his : "New Dictionary of Astrology. d the significators. on the Sun tothe father. on Jupiter to uncles. the celebrated English astrologcr says in his "Theory and practice of Eclipses" r that the Sign occupicd by the eclipsed luminary and the Ilouse in which it falls has the greatestdegree of significance. tribulation.scienific people. Uranus indicates uncles and the grand parents_or. unlessfalling on the places." he writes as follows : "As regards indiviciuals. The Sun denotes the father. Urlike an ordinary new or full Moon. The effects of an eclipse of the Sun are said to last fo. they denote hurt to the mother. Saturn also sometimesindicates the father." Another well known British astrologer Vivian E. thc Sun. Moon. Sepharial. radical or directionals. Neptune indicates cripples or mystical friends. Fallingon the Moon. but the lattrr more especially when the said significator has vital prerofatives and is badly affiicted radically or by direction. an eclipselasts Much lorger than a month and its influence is often felt for a long tine. as it cutsoffthe things signified by the body in the radical map.l the Ascendant. eclipseshave not a great signifi. on Mars to brothers on Venrs to sisters and on M:rcury to aunts. Mid-heaven an. and Venus the mother etc.i. as many years as the eclipse is in hours in duration. and the Moon the mother. planets.

'l'12.who quotesancientHindu Rishis has (Vol-I). degrees. lmporgiven much informationin the Brihat Samnita. Although usuallyadverse produceultimategood. as they usuallydisturb the health and frequentlydenote are deathwhen the directions sufficientlysevere.will Moon for as Many months.at point l0 it would be in the mid-heaven and at point 7 it would be setting. The affairs of the housein which the eclipse fall in the radicalmap will alsobe disturbed. the immediateresultis unpleasant final resultis advantageous. You get six houses e. go. fifth section sixth scction? mid heaven. Moon or Ascen' dant.Eclipsesate of exterme importanceand shouldalwaysbe most carefullystudied. and in an eclipse may be sometimes extent an eclipse falling on Jupiter.then that personwill feel the ill effects the eclipse. So far the horoscopes the following are important according to Hindu Astrology: r23 . At point 12the luminary would be rising. most markedeffect will always occur when a planetis in transitover the eclipse point.and to a losser the caseof but the when on Venus. You divide the semi-circle to six sections 30 i.pp 207).It is statedthat should the eclipse(Grahana)occur in the lgth nakshatrafrom the of birth asterism. Mars causingcuts and burns."(Text Book Asrrology.Did it occur rising or setting?In which sectionof the heavens-half risen. of Sage Varahmihira. As the lunar eclipsecffects the or by felt stimulated directions transits. of in unde rstood. second This is easily or section. tanceis attached the angle of the Sun or Moon in relato is tion to the place where the eclipse seen.falls and so on.Saiurn. the nature of the effectbeingshownby the natureof the transiting body. The most dangerousare thosethat fall upon the Sun.

lf a lunar eclipse occursin the Suryc Lagna(Solar Ascendant). Thosewho are clsoeto you can providemany interesting and valuablefacts whicb will make your research easier. the personconcerned will suffer if the disc was not aspectedby Jupiter. shewill destroy property. 3. 2. or FIRST HOUSE.The closer to orb aspects to the cuspal point (Bhava Madhya). one degree orb. mother'sside will suffer. who owns the horoscopewill suffer. If one has a largefamily or a host of friends and you have you do not haveto birth timesof thesepeople. there generally more is activity in the exactdegree. 4." He that is pure. the accurate go far away from home to watch effectsas the eventshappen. the more potent is the effect. he that deliversfrom the oppression of the wicked he is Rahu. If on Moon radix. An eclipse fallingin the ascendant will in bring changes the physical make up. An eclipse falling on the Sun radix. If the solar or lunar eclipsefalls in Natal Ascendant. If fact. Varahamihirastates that "if the Moon shouldbe eclipsed b-vKetu. he that doesnot combinewith the wicked.perhaps latertheremay be morefacts a to substantiate greaterorb. the father's side will guffer.' by Are we to understand this that when the Moon is eclipsed by Rahu. A six degreeorb seemsto be the widestthat can be used. and weak. the converseis the case?It must be so accordingto the sloka: "Yorahathi parithyajathi dushtonrqhayathi vyajathi yasarahukh.l. health and prosperity. then that person. The ngtive becomes t24 ..

adverse aspectwould or finances failures at financial ventures' Rememberto watch when a planet by degreetransits an eclipsepoint' for all squamannel" while the res andoppositions will act in a negative in sextilesand trides will bring favourable events financially his life.prone and will have several One may be involvedin accident homeand an automobile accident and the other may slip at rapid succes' meet a bone fracture. Relatesto finances the will not only enhance favourably aspectedat an eclipse.ntt will become life and a parent pected will causeupheavelin the domestic a will become greatburden or problemto him' If he is in ad- t25 . of earning. If favourablyaspected..it additional sourceor but assets will alsoprovide an person's spc' .Close ielalionswill become much to his dismay' The mail may *ill ul*uy. the THIRD HOUSE. personwill in the whole envtronment any find relatives. Naturally. Such accidentscometo but enoughto causeworry' Just sion. If favouably aspected'the native will and enjoy domestic peace and happiness. be demanding be delayedor wronglYdelivered.communications news' good and promising harmony.our". and possessions'-If SECOND HOUSE. is eclipse a walking iown the streetbecomes problems'If the that elevation it aspects.though nothingserious. He will meetsuccess whatever is lasting and will do at this time. The mail will be full of and tiresome The adverse aspect may causehim unpleasant sourceof worry and the journeys.. will bring him personal in favourable he in iurable. FORTH HOUSE. Family members joy to him' Adversely asthe sourceof pui.This is a good time to try his luck at indicate lossof culation.

If favourablyaspected.vancedyears. Denoting partners (marriage or business).Contracts (business marital)shouldbe well studiedbefore or he puts his signatures them. He must respect his food habitsand must consultthe physicianeven of a minor complaint. Somesort of recognitionor elevationwill cometo his children. therewill bi cooperation from the partners and socialcontacts will be pleasing. He may have some to disappointments his in emotional hfe. If favourablyaspected. STXTH HOUSE. the adverseaspectfinds employees hard to handleor employers will be too demanding. will bring favour and improveit ment in thesedepartments the person's life. FIFTH HOUSE.the person will havemuch bickering and unhappiness his marriedlife and business in partnership. It may eveninvolvehim in litigationand law suits. but with the of adverse aspect. Rulesover health. unionsand open enemies and are brought to fore at eclipse time. If the native is femaleand she is of a romantic age' many suitorswill be attractedtowards her. children will become the cause of worry ani suffering him. Many he times. can be sureof some indisposition. there will be much misery and unhappiness for the rest of the life. If adverselv aspected. on r26 .If favourablyaspected. SEVENTH HOUSE.employment and services. will bring pleasurableand enjoyable associations the native's life and into children will become the source of happiness. He will just not get alongwith other people unless he is careful. lnvestments will bring nothing but grief and any sort of speculation will end in heavylosses. If adversely aspected.

If in employment. It alsorulesover friendsand associates. There will be difficultiesand problems in all his enterprises and any amount of labour will not bear favourableresults. Liabilitieswill increaseand taxation department can proveto be very troublesome him at this for time. Working conditions. the way other peopleseehim. With an adverseaspect. loans will be he easilypaid off. Insurancepolicieswill get paid up. It will bring long journeysand travelsin his life which are educational and full of pleasure.EIGHTH HOUSE.he can expect a rise and if in he business. which may go against him. the eclipse here can bring the native fame and elevation. Sometimes death of a parentor a separation from them may take placeunder adverseeclipse. will get legaciesand gifts. TENTH HOUSE. there will be drain on his reserves and he will undergoheavydebts. Many difrcultieswill be encountered in travellingto distantplaces. eclipse the herecan bring trouble through religious or litigation. With the adverse aspect. Adversely aspected. NINTH HOUSE. With favourableaspect. t27 . will have expansion. lf favourable. professional activities and wordly affairswill be to his advantage. While a favourableaspect. so be sure that he sees the best side of his natureand individuality. Brings activity other's money is concerned. he will havenothingbut trails and tribulationsin his profcssional career.prosperity with regard to his 9th houseaffairs. There may evenbe death of somecloserelation. Housethe hopes and wishes. The favourable aspects will bring peace. ELEVENTH HOUSE. securities reserves and will increase. Remember that this is the houseof native'sstatusin the world.

As this is the house of self-undoing. The aspectsdetermine the kind of people he attracts under this influence. he may himself be subject to hospitalisation. Under a favourable aspect. Be sure to choose friends and associates wisely. if contesting for any elected office. Under adverse aspect. or Jails. even without his knowledge. The major effects an individual may have from an eclipse depend upon where the eclipse falls in one's horoscope.the person will be surrounded by influential and sincere friends. planets. He will be blamed for the incidents where he is least involved. viz. better be sure that this actions and endeavours are above board. We have seenthat an eclipse in conjunction with a natal planet weakens the effect of that planet. An eclipse should not effect one particularly unless it makes some direct contact with the luminaries. children's marriage. All his efforts will end in disappointments and failures. and if the native seesan eclipse point culminating in near future on this house. he wi[ be the source of happiness and encouragement to the persons con. There may financial tosses through thefts etc. confinement or imprisonment. He may be blackmailed. The adverseaspect will bring him many diftlculties through his friends and associates. So either he helps others or hegets helped by others. fined in hospitals institutions. TWELFTH HOUSE. but under favourable aspect. especially new ones coming into native's life during the eclipse period. Moon's Nodes or sensitivepoints. He will be morc inclined to religion and spiritualism. he will spend the money for good cause. This is the house of the residuals of past Karmas and the house of sufferingsand self-undoings in this incarnation. as it cuts 128 . who will extend full cooperation to enable him to realise his hopes and wishes.

Lahiri's Ephemeris for hundred years and many other books list the degreesand signs of eclipses for years ahead. he is just heading for the troubles' One will do good to have much self-control at this time. t29 . This may be a new phase to some of the readers but they may get excellent results by watching their own and their family's charts' 11 will pay ricb dividends. It is the opposition point of that planet which gets depressed' Opposition by eclipse intensifies and greatly increases the power ofthat planet. Eclipse opposition a natal planet acts irr exactly the opposite manner. If the person so affected does not compromise with the situation and attempts to force issues along lines indicated by that planet. so that the student can take the advantage offavourable aspected eclipsesas well as to counteract any inharmonious activities prevalent during an eclipse period' Astrology can be a guide post in enabling us to note the adverse and favourable periods' so we may act and guide out lives accordingly.off the things signified by that body in the radical map.

5. she will have no blood relation alive. Ketu. In this Chapter. beautiful and lovely and will enjoy a comfortable married life.o rn"ny missing links. Moon and Rahu in the 7th house will make the girl wise and if Jupiter is in the gth house. . she will Ue blesla with several pretty children. 4.CHAPTER 15 Rahu & Ketu in FemaleHoroscopes The learned readers have already seen through the previous ^ chapters that Rahu and Ketu piuy important role in prcdictive astrology and. the girl . Sun and Mars in the 7th house and Moon and Rahu in the llth house. Ketu-Mars conjunction in a female horsocope is classifiedas an excellent yoga as Ketu. being spirituai and religious planet. Girl born under Leo ascendant with Rahu placed therein will be attractive. she will have all the comforts through tife. with Saturn jn Libra. If a girl is born in any one ofthe ereven ascendants. wifi take away art the evil effects of Mars. we will siecially deal with the part played by Rahu and Ketu in Female horoscopes. will enjoy all the wordly comforts. 3. the results will be revcrsed. l. 2. except Aries. Jupiter and Venus in the 4th house. but at the time of her death. With Aries Ascendant.help in piovialng "n the clues .

7th or 9th house will get married to a learned husband of status. 5th or l2th house is of Rahu and Sun in Leo in excellant. 13. The Sum is especiallyfavoured by being North Node' and Rahu and conjunction The in Leo are very powerful. but an affiicted Rahu destroys ancestral property or she feelsunhappy in ancestral house. in the 7th house. Sun. She will enjoy good health also. 9. Sun.. In a female horoscope Sun-Rahu in the 7th house is not termed bad. Rahu in the 9th will make hcr religious. Rahu in the ascendant produces a good house wife. She will be married to a person of high status. 10. This Sun-Rahu conlunction is equally good in 2-4'8'9 or llth house. Rahu in the 2nd house produces an intelligent house wife' With Rahu in the 7th. if devoid of benefic aspects. We have said earlier that the effect of one of the Lights (Sun/Moon) with a Node is always strong. Mercury. Girl born with Mercury/Rahu in lst. Girl born with Venus in Aries and Rahu in the lOth house or l0th sign (Capricorn). Sun lst. Mars and Mercury (all three) in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu. Rahu in the 4th house. she may get married as many as four times.is good for married life. Rahu in the ?th house in Aries or Scorpio is an indication of widowhood. ll. the girl can not live without marriage. 12. she may not be legally married or she may not be one man's woman.o. '7. there will be no l3r . Mars and Jupiter (all four) in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu in the 4th house or the 7th house will make the woman either a widow or a prostitute. 8. though it may be late in life. With affiicted Rahu. 3rd.

14. Conjunctionof Rahu or Ketu with benefic planets in the 7th housemay result in a second marriage. Conjunction of Sun and Ketu in lst. 2nd.. In some cases. Mars_conjunction Rahu in the 5th. 19.. of 17. Thc evil of this manifestation is lessend in the lOth house.unless strong benefic factors counler it.iiri""rir troubles(8th houserulesover . Mars or Uranus in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu in the Zth house is an indication widowhood. the womanis . Ketu in the 9th is equally bad and deniesher paternalhappiness. The eventis certainif Mars and Ketu (both) are in the gth house. SimilarlyKetu in the 4th does not give motherly happiness. 3rd. 18. Mars in the 8th is an indicator of widowhood. 16. she may suffer at the hand of step-mother. Rahu or Ketu are not termed favourable in the 7th housefor happy cordial relationwith the husband. 4th. Same is the case when Ketu is in the gth house. 9th. r32 . uKery to suner ltom irregular menstruationor excessive _ menstruation. Rahu-Mars Conjunctionin the :ra. There is no malefic effectin 6th or 7th house. 15. llth or l2th may bring about the death oi husbandin her middrerife. havedefectin her left leg or birth-mart on ttrat ti."'*' 20.Conjunction of Rahu or Keru with the ruler of the gtli house.the girl may not be a one man's woman. 8th. Ketu in the gth can make (a her a vishkanl'a poisonousgirl). sfrema. Rahu in the Sth denotes big famity with poor finan_ a cial condition. She is arso !ikery" to iuui----'ut.:' "".ntlui). sth.*-ptt. Ketu in the l2th is bad for a woman at the time of delivery.domestic peaceand happiness beforemarriageand it will be only after marriage that she will feel happy provided Zth houseand 7th lord are favourablystrong.

marry second 26. Rahu in the 5th will destrorymany conceptions. Mars and Saturnwill give birth to sickly children. Rahu in Aries. Neptune square 7th house. the square woman will become a widow. 23. Woman with Rahu in Capricorn ascendant and children. and 25.canbe ascertained 6. Jupiter arrd Rahu. with Moon2. conjunction Saturnin the 5th housewill causewomb diseases and there will be no child-birth. with Jupiter-S. Rahu 24. znd with Sun-one.the woman will get happily married. Moon conjunction Jupiter in Capricorn. first husband. Moon. Woman with Rahu conjunction Moon. the woman will leaveher time and will be morally loose. the 7th lord Jupitertrine Saturn on the cuspof the 7th house or Rahu in Capricorn trine Venus and Neptune or Rahu in Leo squareMars and Saturu but Jupiter sextile to the 7th house lord Sun. The numberof conceptions in thus : with Venusdestroyed the womb. Jupiter and Rahu in Taurus trine Neptune. Jupiterin the 9th will give birth to as manyas eleven but only five will survive. Rahu in Leo opposition Mooh. the 7th lord Mars square Saturn. there will be much difficulty at delivery and the children will be unfortunate. the girl will become a widow at a very young age. Libra ascendant. Cancer Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra ruled by Saturncauses widorvhood. 27.with Mercury-4. Neptune square 7th house. with Mars-3. 133 . Rahu in Cancer. If thereis a Grand Trine betweenMoon. Venusin Cancer Mars either in Libra or in Aries. or Rahu in Gemini trine Sun and Uranusor Rahu in Gemini. 22.21. the girl will become widow shortly after marriage. Venusin the ascendant. Rahu in Sagittarius Neptunewith Saturnin fall and 7th lord Jupiterin fall in the 8th.

Capricorn ascendant. Moon in Cancer. Aspected or associated by Jupiter.28. Rahu in Virgo square Sun and Saturn or ?rh house ruler square Mars and conjunction Saturn and Uranus. T a u r u s . Rahu ancl Mars in the 5th house on the asterism of lVlars.S u n t and Venusin Leo. married bliss w i l l b e d e n i e dd u e t o t h e d e f e c t i n t h e h u s b a n d . s q u a r e M o o n .Rahu in Capricorn.S u n t r i n e N e p t u e . 32. birth of children*itt not be denied. t34 . conjunction Ir4ars. Moon conjunction Mars in Sagittarius and Rahu con_ junction Uranus in Gemini. but the children u. the lady may deliver by a caesarean operation. 36.b i r t h a n d m a y a l s o b r i n g t h i r h e u m a t i s mo f r h e t h i n g s . Rahu in Taurus with Mars. R a h u i n S c o r p i o . 29. Capricorn ascendant. 3 3 . 7th house lord in Cancer. Mercury and Saturn-no marriage. If Ketu is there insread of Rahu. Rahu in Capricorn in the 7th house square Saturn girl will get married later in her life. a s c e n d a nw i t h S a t u r n . Moon in Cancer or Uranus in the 7th house opposed to 7th houses ruler Mars or Uranus sextile the Sun.ill be the source of unhappiness instead of joy. Mars ruler of the 7th house in Aquarius square Saturn. . clelayedmarriage but good moral character. Fenralehoroscope. Rahu in Capricorn. constant quarrels bringingimmorality. the girl will get married at an early age but will be deserted by her husband. 3 4 . she may get children. R a h u i n S a g i t t a r i u s . unhappy married lil'e. 7th house Jupiter restrograde in the 6th-no child-birth due to mensestrouble. 35. but all of them rnay die causing her unhappineis. 30. 31. there will U" adueiie a i n f l u e n c e sd u c t o t h e c h i l d . This is possiblewith Taurus or Libra ascendants only. Moon is 5th to_Jupiter nd Rahu is 5th to-Moon. the lady can lrave womb troubles as a result of which she will not conceive.

Whereverthe nodal axis falls on the other's chart is $. not a list of virtues and vices. Judgement would have to be made as to whether the Nodes are in aspect to each other before a final delineation can be made. occult and art and as such needs some sort of intuitional ability and know instinctively what relationships are good and bad. one should remember. Favourably aspectedNodes between . since it calls for of an expertnessin analysing the essential personality pattern of both the individuals. This is essentialin order not to be thrown off track in our synthesis. This branch of astrology needs for a wide knowledge of human naturc. At all times. astrology is a religious science. it rs the total person or the entire chart being compared with another complete person. When Rahu and Ketu are opposite one another between the two chaits. Ketu always does the teaching. they seem to understand and help each other the best.CHAPTER 16 Rahu & Ketu in Synastary The art of chart comparison or synastry is a difficult one. But persons with good background of natal astrology can also try chart comparisons. first pick out the obvious features of the chart. The first step is a quick analysis of the charts of each subject. So to make our analysis. the outstanding points of an individual are determined by the over-all pattern of the horoscope. As said in the early pages of this book.here the area can get out of balance. Usually.

However. it is the planet which is stronger than Rahu and it is Ketu which is powerful than the planet. MARS. It is something from the past life carried over to this incarnation. When it comes between Rahu and the planet. In our opinion Rahu and Ketu should be kept separate in our interpretation. strong attracrion and spirit of consideration for each other. Unfavourable Nodescan cause separative a action. Ketu will naturallyoppose but it is the it. The union between the people of opposite sexesseemsdestined. This aspectwill work more favourably in domestic life than ontsideworld. Conjunctions Rahu of SUN. MOON. There is love.charts can bring out about lasting influence. It is Karmic and the Sun personwill comeforward to assist Rahu personto grow in strengthand vitality to build his destiny. conjunction which is important and not the opposition. much depend whether the person is accentuatinghis Rahu or Ketu in his life. It is that basic iharacteristic that lasts through Iife and influences every action. We know that more is needed than Rahu and Ketu alone in our consideration the placement eachplanethasits as of own say. It is againKarmic as Rahu and Ketu are closely linked with Luminaries. This conjunction will give ambition. In between two. These are some of the salientfeaturesof Rahu and Ketu in synastry. When Rahu will 'conjunct a planet. They are of separate influencesand should be read as such. This conjunctionaddsto the sprrituality and self confidence in both. It is a positivestrongmagnetic attractionand there is a sincere desireto understand and help each other. creative 136 . it is Ketu which is stronger than Rahu.

Both will have generosity and tolerance towards each other. Both the persons will respect each other's URANUS. VENUS. In matri' monial alliance. this aspect map make both the personsextravagant. This aspect will help both to develop on spiritual lines. Both the persons will bc sincere in affections and will try not to hurt the feelings of each other. Though Rahu may not like to work under Uranus but he will not hesitate in admit' ting the superiority of kahu. Saturn person brings discipline and sense of responsibility to the Rahu person and can prove to be a great teacher. Uranus will help to stimulate creative ability of Rahu.ability vitality etc. in both' Mars person will be able to take Rahu person along with him to achieve successby stimulating energy and drive.it is better to have Mars in the male chart and Rahu in female chart to have the laiting comPatibilitY. Rahu will help Mercury in his/her educational pursuits and can spur to greater mental feats' Mercury's reasoningwill keep Rahu balanced' JUPITER. SATURN. One will help the other to stimulate intellecMERCURY. It is not good for marriage or businesspartnerships but may work well for social life. need for freedom and individuality. Jupiter also helps to develop selfconfidence in Rahu and makes him to move forward. However. t37 . This cau be termed as spiritual and Karmic NEPTUNE. ln between opposite sexes. It is not a good aspect to be considered for matrimonial alliance but it will prove good if Saturn is the master and Rahu is the employee. tual pursuits and growth. there is companionship and sympathy between them. This aspect will increase the sense of duty between the both. Each other will appreciate one's talents and intellect.

it may work t e m p o r a r i l yb u t w i l l n o t l a s t Oue lo rivalry. with the result resentments tend to build and eventually Sun person seeks a ways to free himserf.roi *iil always have the edge over the Sun person.iginufff will be due to Karmic conditions. perhaps a bond that even death cannot break.contact.fp i""i other in character improvement.. result unpleasant domestic changes Jun tuk. tutunyfarniliarities will be fo-und amongst them. energy ancl action and will try to subduc him. So they will be attracted to each other to work out the problems. Ketu can always arouse the Moon person emotionally. This contact makes both the person feel that there is strong bond between them... As said earlier. piace. sexes. The relations can never be lasting and permanent. Both will fr. Ketu will be demanding of the Moon *i h. As said earlier. Ketu is powerful and will dominate over the planets. though initial attraction may be there. Conjunctions of Ketu SUN. Contacts o. This aspect muy explaio that thesetwo persons have probrems in their past lives and will nu"t aguin in this life tc resolve thenr. t38 . Here Ketu man will restrict the Mars personal desires. MARS. k"tu p. This aspect will causefluctuating and disturbing relations between them and may not prove to be lasting. Ketu will try to dominate the Sun person. PLUTO. relations between _ Luminaries and Nodes are Karmic. passions. Between opporit. Neptune is the planet of past Karmas and Rahu will distribute them in this incarnation. These people can work for great constructive good in the area of love and compassion for others. This aspect is not favoured in matrimonv. MOON.

URANUS. Such peasonsshould not associatein any walk of their lives. he will be able to increase his knowledge. astro- t39 . Ketu wants to hold. lt can be termed as favourable if both the NEPTUNE. Here Ketu will try to possess enus without V giving. This will cause resentment and Jupiter may break away from him. VENUS. they may stay together. Equally Ketu can put strain on Saturn will cause the mood of depressionor will give the feeling of to much responsibility on him with the result Saturn will part and separate. JUPITER.MERCURY. D uring cfisis. parties are engagedin the persuit ofpsychic phenomena. Such persons can never go together for long. Uranus wants to rebel. but their relations will not last long and finding the suitable opportunity. Saturn restricts and restrains and sometimes conrpletely blocks Ketu person's development. Mercury person will break and go away. SATURN.t h e y w i l l s e p a r a t en o t t o m e e t a g a i n . There will be over-flowing of energy and inspiration between both with thc result that one will not accept the superiority of the other. but having learnt it. resulting in a break. Initially both will feel the responsibility to each other for the love and affection as their duty. as there will be friction amongst them. Ketu man will create the situations where Mercury will need serious thinking and this way. will try to teach him. but later on when V e n u s w i l l f i n d t h a t K e t u i s t o o s e l f i s ha n d d e m a n d i n g . Ketu person will have greater power over Mercury and has something to teach him. Initially Ketu may accept the guideline from Jupiter. This contact can be said to be good between the teacher and the student. This is no aspect for compatibility.

logy and occult learning. It is advised that such persons shouldnevercome together. there are other aspects support it.this aspect will prgve to be the worst and evil.they may look friendsbut inwardly theremay be a desireto harm eachother in one way or thc other.engaged indulgence any in of type. This combination can again be termedas Karmic. In such cases relations may not last long. the PLUTO This aspect can make them to indulge in sex perversions. However. if to This as_ pect will create sex problemseven if both the parties are of the samesex. The readers will observe that Ketu conjunctionwith any planet is nevergood and Ketu person will always have the dominanceover the other. if they are. r40 . Outwardly.

'. Moon's Nodes also help to corelate the present soul structure This with its possible connection to the future soul form.CHAPTER 17 pranetary J:. In Karmic Destiny the first stage is to find out where Rahu and Ketu are placed in the natal chart by Signs and Houser and delineate them by taking into consideration the elements of Signs and Houses. As the influence of the Moon is very strong in a natal chart. . so the influence of Moon's Nodes is very important in the life of a soul. Next we ari to find the controlling planets (Planets rulling the Signs occupied by Rahu and Ketu) The third stage is to see the aspectsbetween Rahu and Ketu with the natal planets.'. we have the orb upto l0'. For conjtmctions and oppositions. The basic concept is that the Moon's Nodes work as a vacuum tube connecting the pait Karmas with the present Destiny. Among important are most the Moon being the closest light near the Earth.the orb is not allowed for more than one degree. During the course of our visit to foreign countries to speak on Hindu Astrology.?::::lL. In other rvords. we found that more and more personsin the West started in believing the process of Reincarnation and Hindu Philosophy of life. automatically brings us to the Hindu concept of some form of reincarnation process. Moon's Nodes bridge the gap between the previous form of soul to the present soul structure. but for other aspects.

Ketu tells us about our past Karmas broughtin this incarnation and Rahu will tell how we are r42 .For illustration. his day of birth will be Tuesday and not Wednesso duv)' Date of Birth : l0th March 1920 Time of Birth : 4h 34m 38sa. have the author'shoroscope. Tuesduy (In Hindu Astrology.m. we His birth detailsare : Placeof Birth. 77E30. l? !| oe . He was born on 10thMarch 1920.30N00 Day sl Birth. I.T. before to sunrise.eJ $D *:3:s l0'oo r (tt Cr- ig As a simple rule.day is from sunrise sunrise.S.

and 4-8-12 houses.to redeem them. Since Ketu has been assignedthe responsibility of inlet of Karmas from the past life and Rahu is responsible for the redemption of past Karrnas in this life. The areas covered by Rahu are quite important irr the Karmic growth during your life time. The redeeming net-work of Rahu consists of the Grand Trine housesthat include the positions of Rahu in the natal chart. To conclude. In this case. their location through the signs and housesin a birthchart will help us to understand more of Karmic Destiny in this life time. Rahu is in Libra in the lOth house which is in the same as Ketu in Aries in the 4th house.e. during his life-time. 2nd.6th arrd lOth houses. In our illustration. By knowing where the Nodes are in the natal chart. the incoming point is the 4th house and he is to distribute and utilise the past Karmas through the 2nd. ln the example horoscope.. if Rahu is in the 7th house. Rahu is in the lOth house i. but it is the position of Rahu (three houses)for the distribution and utilisation of past Karmas during our life time. Remember. 3-7-ll. but a general attitude that will guide the soul in this life. its distribution net work will consist of houses3-7-ll. Karmic energy distribution (Ranu) is happening through Air (Libra) element by sign position and Earth (l0th house) t43 . one can estimate a general Karmic attitude or function in one:s life. it is the position of Ketu (one incoming point) for the inlet of Karma. past |ife Karmic energy (Ketu) is coming from the Fire (Aries) by sign position and Water (4th house) element by house position. 2-6-lO. 6th and l0th are the houses where the native needs the grow'th in this life time. For example. Grand Trines are : l-5-9. In the illustration. this does not say what the whole life is going to be.

he suffered emotionally for want of love and afrection from his parents. he had to work very hard. when the wetnurse brought him back. his Karmic Destiny would have been totally different. through Air and Earth elementsin this incarnation. This is due to Ketu in 4th house. One Nodes conversion (Fire-Air) rs bringing higher knowledge into something logical that can be easily communicated. r44 . This gave hime tremendous amount of energy to fight his own way to establish his own individuality and it was again Karmic. The other Node conversion (Water-Earth) is trying to convert understanding of feeling and sensitivityinto practical-materalistice attitud. Air or Water or Earth instead of Fire. During Even today at this time so far. Rahu will redeem his Karmic Destiny through 2-6-10 houses as stated earlier. Her arguments were that the wetnurse had changed her baby with somebody'selse. In his childhood. After couple of years. The Air levels is-Intellectuality and Communicatiorrs.e.. Thus the basic Karmic energy will be from Fire-Air (by signs) and Water-Earth (by house). The native was given to the wet-nurse to be brought up as his mother was not keeping a good health at the time of his birth. his mother refused to recognisehim as hcr own child. and the Earth level is-Practicality and Materialism. Remember that these elementalanalysis will not tell us a life-long story but a path that is significant in the life of that person.element by house position. Had Ketu been in some other elemeni i. Here both the conversionsare converging to the common boundry of Air Earth domain. and it was Karmic. If the native can bridge the gap between the interface of Air and Earth. But Ketu is in Aries (Fire). the rest of the flow will be quite smooth. The Karmic processof this person is to learn to use his mind and intellect by planning a practical action which can provide him material significance.

He will achieve thingswithout fighting forthem and often otherswill surrender to him just by his senses and magnetism. (2nd house)he had neverbeenwell-offexceptfor a very short period in between. priority and deeper significance. He is a lot closerto his father than to the mother. temper and aggression. achievedand lost many thingsas he could not learn to understand the significance of balance. However. Although is he may not be after material success. satisfactions and fulfilments through the home are fairly low for him. somedrawbacksare noticed in the home affairs. the individual converts the domestic energies all into professionaldirectioa. he attained some sort of recognition and he is alwaysa doer-practical (earth element). Vocation (lOth house). diplomatic His talentsare well worth nothing in this life.' Everythinghe undertakes this life will have a definitesense in of justice. Often difficulties during childhood brings about a distorted mother/father complexto him. always manages he to be in plentiful in that respect. Rahu in the l0th and Ketu in the 4th: This condition often signifies stronger success in the professionor careerarea. he will definitely learn and be able to use the concept of balanceas appliedto 'soul growth. Rahu in Libra and Ketu in Aries: previous incarnation of this personwas spentwith a lot of physical actions. Utilisationof mental energies strongly noticed in this personin this life.He had. Air element-whatever work he did or doing at present in his life. Here. This is the 6th houseaffairs.this age of 59 years. In this life time. However. Thus. someof the hostilitiesor lack of mother elementis due t45 . Financially.he ha0 changed as six professions so far. in that life. His individuality and strong ego are worth noticing.he works for more than 12 hours a day.

The controlling planets have strong implications depending upon where they fall in the chart and the aspects they make with the nodal axis.e Mars. Mars is in Libra in lOth house. Coming back to our illustrarion. Sincethe Nodes are in exact opposition.e. Mars and Venusare the Controlling Planets in this Nativity.e. effort. of quarrels. in his past incarnation. Mars is the planetof the past life Karmic Control and Venusis the planet of Karmic Distribution Control. i. Libra and the loth houseand we will get the clear picture. Combinethe characteristics all the of threeelements. he was quarrel-some. energy.pain etc.. Controlling Plenets The planefsrrrling the signsof Rahu and Ketu are called the Controlling Planets.For all practrcal purposes. First we are to considerthe position of his Mars. Sensitivity and emotionalis6 is something he has to overcome and show an imageof tough practicality in this life. and full of energy. IM . Since Ketu is the inlet point of Karma. ruler of the iign occupied by Ketu is Mars and the ruler of the sign occupiedby Rahu is Venus.lo recentpast life complications with her. The planet ruling the sign of Rahu controls the Karmic Distribution Control. fiery. we should take the shortest or smallest aspect betweenthe controllingplanetand the Nodal axis.i. initiative. the aspects made by the planet to both the Nodeswill alwaysbe complimentary. The characteristics Mars-Fire. His first half of life is not very enjoyableas comparedto the secondhalf of life. This aspectmade by the controlling planet to the nodal axis is of great significance in'Karmic understanding. i. the planet ruling the sign of Ketu is called the past life Karmic Control.

Capricorn is the sign of ambition but of restrictions also and the first housemeans 'person'. money etc. sisters t47 . Temper and aggressiveness go hand-in-hand to achievethe objective without wastingany time. Money and resourcesbecomes key issues image. It is due to his past-life-karmiccontrol. Key Nodes for Venus arelove. he is to suffer in this incarnation in his married life (Libra-sign of marriage)and his vocation (l0th house). beauty. monther. affection and money).Mars is the ruler of the 4th he will suffer in his 4th house afrairsin i. We are to blend thesethree characteristics First house and Capricorn) to understandthe Karmic Distribution Control in this incarnation. Next planet to be considered is Venus-the planet of Karmic Dlistribution Control. this incarnation. Strong personal elevation is sought in life. This is quite a fortunate and powerful aspect. basicallydue to Karmic hidden support. corn. Venusis in the first housein Capri (Venus. domestic peace and harmony ctc. Strong assistance is seenin getting aheadin fife or vica-versa. Sometimes theseconne' ctions are in the form of unfinishedmanipulation or simple 'get like the Martian even' from the previous life.As he could not balance himself in past incarnation (Libra sign). Strong tensions with behind the go-getterprofessional father are noticed sinceearly childhood. It seems energiesare coupled with the previousmemoriesand they from brothers and have a Scorpion touch. Naturally the presentlife of the native will be full of ambitions but of restrictions also with regard to the Keynotesof Venus(love. (Orb is 10") in Libra. Physicalsex drive is often at its highestand it has certain past-lifeconnections. Mars conjunction Rahu in the l0th house.e.

This is quite a frustrating or stressful aspect. are or Circumstances behave strongelywith him in this aspect. Theie people go 148 . However.Venus square Rahu/Ketu. Support from mother or 'mother image'is of utmost impor_ tancefor him in this life. whateverhis choice is. the atherhand.consciously unconsciously. as he goes through higher reincarnations. Thus he in fulfils substantialbalanceof Karma in this life alone.iunction Rahu. Thus.he has good and stiffstamina to cope up with added life process. This goeson his until the balaneis fully undestood. Basically. aspect providessinternal emotionalsatisfaction him. at last he will provide for suchsatisfaction for others. Theseaspecthas the most Karmic learningprocess native'slife. When he plans to go after resourcesand money matters. This .It seems that he is to learn his Karmic lessons substantially details.it does provide a lot of fighting spirit to the native to overcomemany obstacles. this aspectrepresents better emotional distribution within or without the native. Strongly it may not seemso because is learningfrom so many dihe rectionsand without concentrating any particular areaof on life. If not. On if he decideds withdraw from the meterialluxury. he gets to circumstantiallr tangledwith other' resources and their management. The idea to takesomething from 'mother'and be a mother figure' to somoneis highly under focus. cirumstancesforce him to becomeantimaterialistic. Aspectsto Rahn & Ketu Moon con. Affairs of money and possessions very significant. in These minute lessons comefrom many areasof life. Somehow. circumstanees force him to change strategycontinuously. This sounds like basic Karmic training.

the they ere likely to err. he had beenwell recognised his assistaucc others. During his recentlife. the native had the balanceof Jupiter Dasafor 8 years9 monthsat the time of birlh. As a for to result. personalelevationand execution of proper ego for him. This aspect providesgood popularity. no matter wherehe starts in life. it is best not to provoke them emotionallyai the wrong time. circumstantial assistance getting recognised the world is in in noticed. Successin the public life or evenin politicsis seen. Optimistic attitudes and open goals are quite comrnon for him. Dasa Periods When it comesto Timing of Events. Vivid irnagination and stronger sensitivitytowards someof the past-lifeexperiences and their iliumination is noticed in this aspect. They may go through typical or un_ usual emotional experienceswhich could be part of their recent life externalizatiunwith a great similiarity to reality. he had been t49 . the Dasa periodsof Rahu and Ketu are also Karmic.through ultra high and low emotional stagesin this category.it is Dasa paddhati (Vimshttari Dasa System)in Hindu Astrology wnich is unique but if the learnedastrologers will not be able to differentiite between ruling Dasa of Karmic planetsand other planets. he was completely disowned his parents by and he had to work and earnhis own livelihood.e. Similarly. In our illustration. During these19 yearsof Saturn Dasa. and are to be delineateddifferently. in this life repaymentis done to him to get somewhere. As a result. Sun trine Rahu.i. A change camewhen he enteredin SaturnDasa. Strong foundation and establishmenr identityis of done by the help of the father-figure' in life.

this period was full and fluctuations.he cameto the business. this Dasaperiod was Karmis.the results of VenusDasa would havebeen totally different. he startedfrom the scrapand reached on the dizzyheightsof his life.learning and earning and the life was quite regular and smooth. From but employment. He become from selfishand materialisticapproach. He was on TOP in his trade and industry in the country.planet of Karmic Distribution Centrol. upto the ageof 72 years. but beforethe end of Ketu Dasa. Sun Dasa is likely to prove death inflicting for hinn as Sun is placed on the asterismof r50 . With the changeof Mercury Dasa. e. But perhaps God religiousand spiritualistic has a purposebehind it. He had to and had to go without food and shelter for days'together sufferthe greatesthumiliation of his life.As said earliei. that he is a fortunate man. brought about completerevolution and rejuvenenationin bis life and he has attained a position which he could have never dreamt of in his early life. We would rather say. Ketu is placedon the asterismof Venus and it becameall the more important becausVenusis one of the Karmic Controlling Planets. VenusDasa.though progresswas very slow. e. his life was completelychanged.With the beginningof Ketu Dasa. he come to his normal pattern of Destinyi. there were times when he had nothing to eat and nothingto wear. Suchtime will not repeat as he will not see Rahu Dasa. With Ketu Dasa. to ing broughtand additionalknowledge him. Had Venus not been the Karmic ControllirrgPlanet. becausemost of his Karmic debtsof past incarnation were paid during Saturn and Mercury Dasa.a complete change camein his life. though every sufrersufferings of struggleil.Ketu Dasa taugh him a lessonand he shouldhaveno problemin his old age i.

when he was released from all the sufrerings and bondage imposed on him by Rahu conjunction Ketu in the year 1948and a new cycle of life began. one way it was a great honour him which compleIf 151 .The aspectsof conjunction and positions of any Node are very significautto the planetsin the natal chart.chartare Karmic points or intercharge. TRANSITS lVe are of the opinion that Transits are more powcful and decisive than Vimshottari Dasa System. All thesecanjunctionswere bad. in Rahu conjunction Rahu-1939-40: He got married and got his first employment. These three phases had their distinct characteristics his life. Transit Rahu conjunct natal Ketu : First time this aspect took place in the year 1926when it concided wite the beginig of Saturn Dasa.n Ketu Dasa. When this conjunction took place third time in the year 1975-76. His visit was a great Euccess. All the transiting aspectsof Nodes to the planetsin the . and even capableof modifying the Dasa System.il Jupiter (rulbr of the netal l2th house) and the Sun is in the 2nd housebeing the ruler of the 8th house.Secondtime this conjunctiontook place in the year 1957. and brought about revolutionswhich became cause hic the of sufferings and downfall.though someof the learnedastrologersmay not be in agreementwith us. Secondtime this manifestationtook placein the year 1948with the begining of Mercury Dasa and third time in 1966. astrologihis cal works were recognised and was invited to visit foreign countlies to speakon Hindu Astrology.

Rahu conjunction Pluto (6th House) jn 1964destroyed him almost. For other planets.tely cfiange the patterr of his life. Rahu conjunction Saturn in year l96l brought about his daughter's marriage and a rise in his employment. he had to rebuild his life all over again. the outcome will be malefic. t52 . except his physical survival. no_ thing was left. He was again promoted. His salary was just doubled over a night. Rahu conjunction Venus in 1971. Rahu conjunction Venus 1952 was the most unfortunate part of his life (Venus is the Karmic Controlling planet for the present lifetime). Rahu conjunction Mercury in 1969 brought heavy lossesin businessand he was almost completely ruined. Rahu conjunction Sun in l95l brought about a financial relief. this conjunction would have meant something different and proved beneficial. Whenever transit Rahu will come ro conduct Ketu or other Karmic Control Planets. it will depend on other factors also. Rahu conjunction Jupiter/Neptune during this year 1962 brought another improv ement in his life. If Venus was not the Karmic Control Flanet. This aspect may not operate in his life-time any more. With the entry of Rahu in his l2th house opposing Pluto.

the corr€ctnessof which is not disputed. Prime Minister Morarji Desai We start this capter with the horoscope of Prime Minister Morarji Desai. ft ar-a*\ /oD Iv ab . This is one of the very few horoscopesof the lgth Century.CHAPTER 18 Famous People 1.

If a planet. it will be qurt" his easyfor any astrologer justify his statusastrologically. There is a Dainya ioga in this horoscopedue to exchangethe houses between sa-turn and Venus.fhis-importanci of the planetsin angres equally recognished Eastern is in as well as Western School. wiil speak woundingly and will be unsteady mind. Uttorakalamrtua Kalidasa(Slokai_A.." 154 ." phatadeepiLo rraanin op teswara.when either the lord of the 6th or gth or l2th houseis involved in sucha exchanges houses. Sloka 32-33. But saturn and Jupiter are retrogrades.house. to l. . by tp. be retrgradein tris motion wn]le in his exaltation house. The man born in a Dainya V"g" *iii be a fool. cyril Faganand Garth. Jupiter and Mars are exalted.: thing. there is not a singie planet in an angle. He will alwaysto tormentedby his enemies. wilr be reviling othersand commit sinful aitions. if you disclose identify. his strengthis similar to that when in hlsextaltation.Chapter VI.he should have the planetsin the Foreground(angles).. However. 3. Alren have said in their researchesthat for a pcrson to be lucky and prominent.we need readers' permissionto say that let them take his horoscope any astrologerof the world (irrespective tn" to of school. the strength is ll2 a Rupo. 2.he follows) and we. he gets only his Neechabala i. action is termed Parivartana. If a planet conjoinedwith a retrograde planet. of it is termed as Dainya yoga. e. . "When two planets. In this uase. each occupythe others.each owning a housemutually intcr_ changeplaces.haveour doubtsif he can identify this horoscope with the person.the i.who is the prime Minister o'f India. Some astrolggerswill arguethat three planets_Saturn. Chapter II) has said : "When a planet is retrograde in his motion.

that without the knowis ledgeof Rahu and Ketu or without incorporating them in the chart. In this." ln this chart Mercury. The destinyoften helpsthem in most of ways it can during life.say those that know the properties a house. Chapter7.itslord in the 6th. about Sun conjunctionRahu we have said: "It gives advantagesto the Rahu area. where you will find both the There are very few horoscopes Luminarieswith Rahu and Ketu. caseRa. we wish to stress.If the readerstake thke the newly discovered planets into consideration.it suffers annihilation. About Moon conjunction Ketu." This conjunctiontakesplacein his 9th . 2.then Uranus is in the 6th an<I Neptuneand Pluto are in the l2th house. of Venusand Mars in the 8th houseand Laturn. The point. This aspect providesstrorrgpersonalelevationwhereverthe Sun is located. or the l2th. Slaka 5. page33.4. this chart cannot justify the elevation of the person to be the Head of Government.houseand the readers know all about the 9th housecharacteristics. Chapter XV: "When a house has . e. This conjunctionprovidesthe native success his in ambitions. Phaladeepika.huis with Sun and Ketu is with the Moon and this by itself is an important Yaga. Responsibilities often given to them just as they are are ready for them. The learnedreaders have observed through the earlier pagcsof this book that the co-relationbetweenthe Luminaries (Sun and Moon) has given the birth to Rahu and Ketu. the 8th. 7 out of 12 houseare rendered week and powerless. 3. GoergeWhite has said "The Moon is greatlystrengthened beingwith either Nodc by 155 . ruler of the 8th is in the 5th housei. or is occupiedby the lord of any of these three.

financial gains. He become Prime Minister during Mercury/Mars. Sun (ruler of the sign occupied by Ketu) and Saturn (ruler of the sign occupied by Rahu) are Karmic Controlling Planets. it adds to a person's stature (look to the native's height and social status) and also makes him more fortunate in all the affairs of life. and it will become powerless. If th9 Moon. you take out Rahu and Ketu from this horoscope. the learned astrologer will be missing a vital link in the horoscope. is with either Node and the North Node is elevated. They are in trine to each other.. The native will regain his lost political power due to the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and will be made the ruler. Rahu conjunction Sun and Ketu conjunction Moon jn the horoscope have formed practically the conditions of true eclipse and the learned readers are fully aware that how many times the native has suffered eclipses like conditions in his life. hc is the ruler of the 5th and the houses). 4. ruler of 3rd and the lOth from Mercury. 156 ." (purashara Hora). With incorporating Rahu and Ketu. when Sun and Moon are in conjun_ ction with Ketu Rahu and respectivelygiving rise to a powerful Raja-yoga. when the Sun is in conjunction with Rahu. It was this configurtation i' his horoscope which has elevated him to be the Head of the Gavern_ ment. The readers will find it equally interesting to nore that Mars is placed on the asterism of Sun and Mercury is placed on the asterism of Moon.Mars. is exalted and placed in the first with Mercury: There will be domestic peace..and rendered much more tortunate provided the North Node is elevated: in fact this is the most essential points of the Moon's dignity. (Mercury is the ruler of natal ascendant and from its location.

T. planet of Incoming Karmic Control was transiting in his lOth houseat that time. 72W 23. elevationto the presentposition is purehis ly Karmic and it is at the door Rahu and Ketu. 2. Rahu was transiting on his Saturnis the ruler of the sign occupiedby Rahu and he is the planet of Karmic Distribution Control.S. To conclude. 13-18-42 'ea i: Z 1. I . Sunday 28-7-1929. JacquelineBouvier KennedyOnassis 40N54.At the time of elections and his occupying the officeof the Prime Minister. E. Sun (ruler of the signoccupied by Ketu).

Mars +rine Rahu: This aspectprovides her added ptrysicat.. transit Rahu was opposingher natal Saturn." She may not marry any more now. President Kennedy was assassinatedon 22-l-1963. who happened be the rulers of her ascendant to and the 7th houserespectively. 3.. 158 ._ It causeof the 'vital nature' in her..in the ascendant.Itwas due to her past Karmas that she was to sufer in this incarnation in her r.thus den_ ying her the matrimonialhappiness in this incarnation. e. Moon (ruler of the l0th house)with Rahu in the Zth is responsible her becoming the First Lady for of United States of America (wife of the president). transit Saturn square natal Rahu.They are also the natural planets 9f marriageand sex. Venus and Mars are her Karmic Controlling planents. can give a feelingof independ"n". planet of Karmic Control.arried life.. Kennedy 7l W08. Venus is in the gth -Incoming (nouseof death). Venusand Mars in a square aspect. 29-S-lgt7. Ketu in the lOth houseis not teimed favourable for the secondhalf of life and does not promise lasting prosperity and happiness.S. 43 N20. At tfri.6./Ketu and transit Neptune was on her Ketu . 3 president John F. E.. Ketu is the ascendantin Libra (sign of marriage) is res' ponsible to make her widow twice.1i_. or reserve energies. when was undergoing Moon/Rahu sub_period.T t4 5l 24 l. s-uaaen fa' irom thc position can happen. Moon is on the asterism Ketu and Rahu is on the asterism of of Venus. Ketu in the r0th housein its Fail in the Gemini is by itself enoughto indicate that he will not be able to comjlete his term as President.l. i.ir. Tuesday.

Mercury 4nd Jupiterare of selfthe asterismof Sun.voilenceetc') the 8th.ls tr 'ta' ti: a e iar * t< v in 2. in the 8th (houseof tleath)' With this configuration' meetthe it was a foregone conclusion that the native will placedon unnatural voilent death. Karmic Controlling Planets-Mercury and-Jupiter-are ruler of conjunctionwith Mars (Planetof arms. Prime Minister Morarji Desai' (Mercury is the ruler of-the has Mais conjunctioi Mercury but for him ascendantin both the cases) in the 8th house' Control Planet' Mercury is not the Karmic Rahu/ 3. He became President on 2t-l-1961 i' e'. ruler of the l2th house-house too' undoing and sufferings. during r59 .

V-c"nwork vice_versa. is no trine aspectto Rahu. Symbolically.d. in Jupiter/Jupiter.rufritei i.in trine aspect.t of Karmic Distri_ bution Control.had beenrepeatedly said that whenever . r60 . All this transit Fere favourabte. his Ketu and we have in of -said earlier pages this book that this transit is most unfoutunate.Tuuius.Moon and both the planets. but has gone on the ascertism sun . e.T. presidentMujibur Rahman 23N36. fnisiriggering by itself was enoughto bring this sad episode of his life. Jupiter. for It. placedin the gth house (death)i.89853..too. Wednesday. t7-3-tgZO.i oi of the natat t2th house. pla_ netsand signs are classifiedas maleficsand benefics. I. Rahu is in conjunction the basic quality _with any planei."u.'. became and was assassina_ ted on l5-8-1975. tfr. tt" .un".. his voi_ Ient death was Kalmic indicatedby the position of Rahu and Ketu in his natal chart. assassinated on 22-ll-1963. 23_29_50 He became Head of the Government the (Bangladesh) on presidenton 2S_t_lgi5 l2-l-1972.22_ll_1963:Transit Rahu camei.S.. . We have said in our Arricle (Fate& i"rliiry October l9Z5)that yT. whereverRahu is pla_ ced.*.it will of that planet.but when it comesto actual operation.hir declaring Emergency and taking over as President which is responsi-ble his assassination. 4... i. Enhancement dcesnot meanfor good it can be bad also subject to the characteristics the planet and the of t ous. there will be enhencement that in area...j. are placedon the asterism of Venus. yoga karka planet a placed in the 9th house.ur. We have also saiclthat "nt.. 1960-61 Transit Rahu was on his : natal Moon and tran_ sit Saturn and Jupiterwere on his natar Rahu.identicalto its own sign. e.

add obscure housesto know much about.it must be a bad place for Rahu to lie. but also of l6l . Here Rahu is in the l2th housein conjunction with Mars. This axis is not the favouredfor the personwho.Rememberingthat the l2th houseis the house of secret cnemies and also of regrets and self-undoing. Here Rahu has enhancedthe qualities of Mars.become Head of this States. It is this which is resin configuration Mujibur Rehman'shoroscope ponsiblefor his elevationas the Head of the Government and Sixth and twelfth are rather secret also for his assassination. Mars is the ruler of the ascendant and also the planet of Incoming Karmic Control.

To conclude. on when he was under Saturn/Moon. the readershave seenthat transit Ketu conjunction natal planet and transit pranetsconjunction Ketu ari not termed favourable. of Venusis under the sway of Mars and Mars is underthe sway of Rahu. Venusand Moon. Wheneverthe lord of the ascendant will be in the 6th. Control is placedon the asterism Mars.r. gth or 12th housein association with Rahu or Ketu or with Karmic control Planets.his elevation and assassination *.there will alwaysbe danger of unnatural and prematuredeath. He becamethe Prime Minister of Bangladesh l2-l-19?2. with the result he dissorved the Parliamentand becamethe president. conjunctionta_ king place in the l2th house is responsible for his assassinatiod. Transit Mars was opposingtransit Rahu. this assassination Karmic due to his past Karmas. t62 . piovided he had consideredRahu and Ketu in his horoscope. as a ruler of the ascendant. e. which finally resulted in his assassination. Uranus. was Any good astrologercould convenientlyseeand predict the end of his life in the manner it has taken place.l2th houseMars. Transit Rahu was in his ascendant in square aspect to Saturn. but saturn/Rahu createdproblemsin his political rife. There were difficulties. Another interestingpart of horoscopeis that Mars is rplaced on the asterismof Rahu when Venus. SinceMars is also the planetof Incoming Karmic Con_ trol. i. In the previouschapterson Transits of this book. He was safe upto Saturni Mars. planet of Karmic Distribution. Karmic and cannot be predicted safelyif we do not take Rahu and Ketu into consideration. Transit Uranus was on his Rahu and transit Jupiter was on his Ketu.

PresidentJimmy lord conjunction Rahu.5. l-10-l C. Wednesday.32N 02. Like PresidentSheikh Mujibur Rehman. Like President John F. but in Carter. President Jimmy Carter 84W 24.too. Kennedy.Jimmy Carter's electionwas peacefuland constitutionaland there is no danger of violent or premature death. has his ascendant caseplanet involved is Venus and not Mars and the conhis junction takes place in the 10th houseand not in the l2th.T. but in this 163 .7-14-9a.S. Due to this change. his Karmic Controlling Planets-Moon and Saturn-are in conjunction.m.

casethe conjunction takes place in the ascendant and not in the 8th house. With this change,it can be safely said that he will completehis term peacefully and there will be no unroward incident in his life. He was electedin Ketu/Venus. Venusis the ruler of the ascendant, Venus is in conjunction with Rahu and Venusis involved in Parivartana Yoga (exchange house between of Moon and Venus)termed as Maha yoga, Moon is the planet of Karmic Distribution Control. Transit Rahu was in conjunction with his natal Saturnplanet of Incoming Karmic Control. Transit Uranus was on his Moon, but the most important transit was of Saturn on his Rahu. 6. President Gelard Foril 95W57,4lNl5, Monday, t4-7-1913, C.S.T.l-32-lSa.m. We were amongst the very few astrologers of the world who saw the fall of PresidentFord in November 1976 elections, (Fate and Destiny, October 1976). To our knowledge perhaps President Ford is the only American who became vice-president Iirst and then president uncontested in a very short period. Naturally, astrologers thought that he will be successful especially when President Carter was not so popular then. Here again,the nodal axis is important. Though Rahu/Ketu axis through I lth/sth housesis very good but both the planets are in Fall. Karmic Controlling planets are Mercury and Iupiter and they are 6th/8th to each other and in Hindu Astrology, this aspectis termed malefic. On 1-8-1974, day he became president wasunder tbe the he saturn/Jupiter and Jupiter is the pranetof his Karmic Distrilg

bution Control. Jupiter is placed on the asterismof Venus, ruler of the ascendant. that time, Rahu was transiting his At ?th house and none planet was transiting on his Rahu/Ketu axis. On 2-ll-1976, he was under Mercury/Mercury, planet of Incoming Karmic Control and Mercury is placed on its own asterism there was no modification and the President i.e. Ford was to pay for his past Karmas through his defeat at the Polls. By this time, transit Rahu shifted to his 6th house to oppose his natal Mars ruler of the 7th and the l2th house. The in-



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teresting part of the caseis that president Ford was defeated by President carter whose horoscope we have dealt earlier. Both the Presidents have Venus as tie ascendant ruler. At this time, when transit Saturn was in conjunction with natai Rahu of Carter, it was in conjunctionwiih natal M";;-;i Ford. If the learnedastrologers would have given the'd; weight to Saturn'stransit on prisident Ford,s Mircury, ptanei of Incoming Karmic control, it would not have been difficurt for them to seehis defeat againstpresident Carter. 7. Queen EtizabethII W_._"lol"this chapterwith the horoscope of eueen Elizabeth _II of Englandto answerpeterVidal,squestion-, .,Will ar;;; ElizabethAbdicate?',SundayStand rl October a d2, 1977. 51N32,00N05,Tuesday, 20-4_1926 GMT 25_40_00 For the foreign readers,who are not fully conversant __ with Hindu Astrorogy, wourd rike to add that in we Hindu Astrology, day and date beginswith sunriseand notfrom midnighi. Naturally, the Queenwas born on Tuesday(and not on Wed_ nesday)on 20-4-1926, midnight_25-40_00 at (1.40 a.m.). Her ruler of Destiny is Mars and ruler of the horoscope is Jupiter (Sidereal Chart). Both the planets are in conjunction in the 2nd houseof possessions, where Mars is exalted and Jupiter getsNeechabhangaRaja yoga (cancellation of debilitation and giving rise to Royalty). However, there is parivartana a Yoga (exchange house)arso due to the exchange of of house BetweenMars and Saturn, termed as Dainye yoga and this is bad. But Prime Minister MorarliDesai, too, has this yoga and he has becomethe prime Minister of India at the fag end of his life. The author, too, has thisDainya yoga butit could not stop his elevationin the life. After analysinghundreds of 166

but it doesnot stop other good yogas to operate in the horoscope.E.t I . Carter and PeterVidal have put her retrograde Saturn in the natal loth house.ii the horoscopes the persons..we cameto the conclusion of that this Duinya Yoga doesprovide many diffculties and obstacles in one'slife. Learnedand renownedastrologers like C.O.1 . With our chart her Saturn is in Scorpio but shifted to llth houseso the evil effect of this retrograde Saturn enumerated by thesetwo learnedastrologersdoes not hold good in our school of thought. 167 I l .but we believein Equal House Division and Sidereal Zodiac.

.Looking further ahead. She will be under Mars Dasa upro March 1983and Mars is placed on its own asterism and is exalted.. At this self-same time.but we have said in earlier pagesthat the fag end of Mars Dasa before Rahu takes over is always troublesome. it is Rahu rising in her ascendant which is responsible her royalty. 168 . Peter Vidal is of the opinion that there are no indications either in the Queen's horoscopeor in prince Charles'horosgope rhat anythingwill happento disturb the statusquo of the royals in the nextfew yearsalthoughfactors occuringin the Queen's horoscope during l98l-82 could at that time resultin bad publicity. Jupiter conjunction Mars opposition Neptune (exact) may bring a withdrawal from power and responsibility. transit Rahu will be in conjunction with her natal Ketu and we have also said earlier about this transit as malefic. the queenwill have Saturn transits over her natal Saturd.. transit Rahu was on her natal Rahu. both horoscopes show adversemajor configurations involving Uranus around 1985. In pointed out by Peter Vidal. According to Carter. Sheis not to be blamed as most of the British Empire was liquidated in her father's (King GeorgeVI) time. At the time of her Coronation. Shewas Crowned during Venus/Moon sub-period. The readersare requested for to refer to pages65166 this book where we have delineated of Rahu in the first house and in the sign Saggittarius and they will be convincedof our statement.Amongst other factors. Mercury and Jupiter are her Karmic Controlling Planets.. Venus is placed on the asterismof Jupiter and Moon is placed on the asterismof Mercury.. Here we are in agreementwith his observationsthough our upproach is totally different than his. rhe year 19g2.

rt malefic.Rahu Dasa will be the 7th from her birth Dasa pbout this.Let them apply the rulas given in this book and get convinced that predictive astrology is incomplete without Rahu and Ketu. The configurationis not termed beneircand she witi be placedunder difficult circumstances. but we do not accept Saturn transit conjunction natal Saturn is as bad as concludedby him. . lrlng . Shecannot outlive Rahu Dasa though Rahu Dasa should not be bad. The readerswill agreethat without incor_ porating Rahu/Ketu. Though our observations are somehowin agreement with peter vidar. 169 . a clear cut astrological picture is not formed in PredictiveAstrology. asterismof the Sun. we have said that it will t. when transit Saturn will come to conjunct her natal S"turo.she will still be under Rahu/Rahu. thoughdebilitatej. Though hundreds of tlre casesof Famous people can be cited to prove the validity of Rahu and Ketu in predictive astrologybut we fell that these should suffice for the learned leaders. ruler of the 9th hoise. as Rahu is in the ascendanr. but it is the transit Rahu opposition Saturn which is important. too... During the year 19g5.il.