RAHU & KETU

(MOON',S NODES) IN

PREDTCTM ASTROLOGY
by MANTT CHAND JAIN

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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

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

Such factors are capable modifying forecasts accordingly to the degree to which they are able to limit the terms. However. 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.of the credo of the knowledgeable astrology. Manik Chand Jain . which limits opportunity. in order that ultimately the standard book on the subject may at last be written. this work is capable of considerable extension and rmprovement. adding to or embellshing them. Allowance has to be made by the factor of envirenment. The day is not far offpropounding a clear interpretation of the €ffects of Rahu and Ketu.

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

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. the Moon and the Earth plays a large part in the unfoldment of each individual's consciousness.afrect anything ? But they still allow the uses of these two points -Ascendant and Mid-heaven . The second is the particular point of space and moment of time when a birth takes place. which ancients thought so much. The subtle relationship between the Sun. 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. If you leave out of the Moon's Nodes. Since Rahu and Ketu are in exact opposition to each other.gases . Rahu and Ketu show at which points the Moon is also in alignment with Sun-Earth relationship. the effect of these Nodes should be considered simultaneously. and this is the ascendant. It had been recognised that they produce marvellous effect. 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. and at the same time deny the importance of two points-Rahu and Ketu. Second important question is asked from them : How do they supposethat the massesof silicate and metallic ores. as they have no body. you can miss one of the most important luck areas in any chart. 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. 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. at times more than the planets.

Rahu is known as the Dragon's Head and Ketu as the Dragon's Tail. for the Head is forward looking. which the Spectroscope reveals as the constituents of thc Planets. The advanced student will find much of intcrest and matter for deep study in noticing the influence of Rahu and Ketu on human affairs. They are classified as Karmic planets. The manner in which these qualities are expressedwill be shown by the sign and Houses they occupy and the aspectsthey receive. ascendantand mid-heaven and other important points are rather the handwriting of God in the Heavens. They are simply used for our guidance and it is our duty to attend them. while the Tail rcpresentsthe past. Ketu in the fisrt half and Rahu in the second half suggest that the native will be more . is it not palpable that the apparent astrological effects of the zodiac and planets.etc. 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. have the long life effects on mind and earthy destiny. A planet in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu has special significance in relation to the things signified by the Node it is with. which they accept ? Seeing the accordance between the heavenly movements and our mundane affairs. 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. 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. This provides a clue to the significance of the Moon's Nodes. clearly provable as they are.

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

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

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

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

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

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

(l) Lord Vishnu is rectining the on serpentsas ornaments head around Shiva is wearing is alwavswith a ser..it"tily.or !. endorved rvith gems of it Puranas is saicl .".e1]::. whereSerpents certarrr of an individual' Cotrrais saidto obey tt..."lt'.f..tr. abundantspiritual will hold slvay' Rahu can be incipient..material attachments the back-bone to the coil and Ketu' to the top of . is ecliptic.-i+il-"...cl Krishna in ancientHindu scriptures serpent. gin. l0 ."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.." when rousedand taken lt:n: serpentbeneaththe back-bone' poY. There are many fables playedimportant rolesin blildine.-. T-he 'toty allegorically Moon's Nodes-are urtrooomi... and hanal (3) Lord Subrahmanva dancedon Kalingu' thc several-headed O"t.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 ..So long the power rs ir"oa.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.rh" clestiny will never to Truth' It to laws and it is expected conform '11 has the dreadfulyet attractive hood' In .

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 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. but ordinary python is described as a large snake that crushes its prey. Greek Mythology : The python of the Greek Mythology was the huge serpent or monster slain near Delphi by Appollo. When we add the epithet selestial meaning of the sky. the python only creeps and is comparatively speaking static. brain etc. it can refer to only one python that has been identified through the ages with the ecliptic belt (Vishnu Chakra).pray to them for liberation or Supreme Wisdom. attachment. Prophets and sages demonstrated that they have controlled the serpents and are ready to help us if we . Thus it is that Ketu said to give liberation and Rahu.possibly the head. ll . 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. heavenly or divine. It has a wonderful power of immobilsing its prey by its hypnoti c gaze. The very purpose of life is evolution to higher states.

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

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

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

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

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

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.the Solar ano Lunar eclipses. whatever that the nodal conjunctions with or squares *he various Planets are of great importanuc and to should never be neglected.in wait of the Sun and the Moon. 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. to swallow them at intervalsduring. There of is no doubt.'. Western Astrologerswould do well to head to the Moon's Nodes mdre closely. Thyrza Escobarin her article observed: The Nodes generally considered to be particularly Karmic in their indications.though the sextileand trine aspects seemto be rather weaker and of less importance. t7 . 14. 13. From this stand-point. the Nodal axis may be likened to a balancesheet of personal assetsand liabilities in the horoscopewhich is a kind of Cosmic Ledger for eachsoul. and thus is an area where these lesson-easy or difficult-are to be learned and debts are to be paid.which occur near the nodal points.

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

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

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

t h i s g i v e sa sttong :rdvantage to the Rahu area. 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. the normall functioning of the human system-suchas digestive apparatus etc. It is known fact that during the period of eclipsesand sometimes before and after them.u s u a l l y f o r t h e w o r s e . The events may be similar but can never be identical. 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 . 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. who are born at the tinte of. 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. (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.eclipscsare always prone to mental abnormality and to other physical suffering. The ego and the new activity flow along the same path. 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 . The effect of Rahu and Ketu forces itself on our attention most clearly at the time of the eclipsesof the Sun and the Moon. 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 . Persons. They are also likely to have week constitutions and short lives. Whenever the Sun is loca- 2l . Since the astrological influence of planets depends on their latitudes.

vitality. 22 . Lately few astrologersof the West have written few booksproving with illustration that the Moon's Nodes play an impartant part in human affairs. 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. But when Sun is in conjunction with Ketu.the personmust build a strongego. whenever Rahu is in conjunctionwith any planet. this givesgreater difficulty in establishing the new growth.ted is where there is strength. In order to grow and learn. To cut short.

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

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

diplo_ 25 . This person hasto w o r k w i t h a p a r t n e r .an early age. Although they have strong self displaying ego. e n l e l yi m p o r t a n t i n h-islife. 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. For spiritual growth.th house in Sagittarius is bad tbr u. meaning releasefrorn the .is quite a good position of Rahu Afllictions lessent-hetime available for these studies and incrase heartrr difficurties. p l e a s u r e s is obtained through contact with public. 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 . He is to learn to use his heart and becotne 'attached' in a very personal way. He should develop a great desire to be creative in some endeavour. 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 .epeateO cycle of births and deaths. Career is given a second priority in their life. pleasure through social in_tercourse. They have fairly good successin love/romance. but regarding friendships they may have some disappointments.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 . unless heavily affiicted. Speculative gains are shown. Marriage or businesspartner is usually ltlore mature than the native. He needs to love deeply and intensely on a oni_to-one basis. They are very charnting. Ketu in the l2. this. salvation. like conforrs of the Couch but very good for Ui*inu o.ordly pleasures. circumstances may not give tlem the opportunity to be prominent in their field FIFTH HOUSE : This condition often signilies close relationship with children.

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. reputation and relation with theGovernment. EIGHTH HOUSE : This position forces the personto learn to accept another'sfinancial help' Money is obtained his through partners.matice and polite in generalexpressionor communication. 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.r.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.Stronginterestintheoccultorhidden sideofthelifeisnoticedasarescuefromthematerialworl i. Affairs in their life whetherthey want or not' TENTHHoUsE:Thisconditionoftensigniliesstron. physical 8th house. u checkeredcareer. h-e *itt u" forced oftakingfromothers. in ger success the professionor careerarea but the native will huu. get involved also indicate disregard for religion' They will publicity or some foreign affairs/activities with publication. Affiictions threatensseparation from partnersand law suits' is Ketu in the ascendant not conduciveto the health of the native. Legaciesare promised' Sometime in of to learn the acceptance the humility life.evil resultsmay happen which may adversely affect the native's health. 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 . sudden fall from position can happen. When affiicted.

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

CHAPTER 6 Rahu & Ketu in Signs Rahuis in Aries. e d u c a t i o n . : di n T a u r u s . 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 . power.g o o d s e r v a n t s . 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.Ketu will naturallybe in Libra. I n t h i s l i f c t i m e . h o u s 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. He will have all the comtbrts and will become the chief of his clan. 3 . status etc. l. But if they are connected with an angle or trine ruler. Their Whenever to complimentary eachother. a c q u i s i t i o n o f l a n d s . . will itutomatically oppositesign. Sc the delineation Rahu of axis is always coverthe delineationof Kettrin the in one sign. 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. 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 . 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 . the person was lucky and was surroundeil by luxuries aud comlbrls. then wealth.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. R a h u p l a c . ARIES/LIBRA : In his past life. will be conferred on the native. 2 .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

specilic reason.It prone' can complete him to take risks. 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. Kalma. making him accident NEPTUNE. Many times.niil be according to the nature of the sign and and aspects. the life is full of action 38 .Hehasalovefordrasticaction. PLUTO. tensions with brothers/sisters are This person is at one extreme or another' never JUPITER. This person varies from moody and sensitive utilised to to reckless.significant. fate. this aspect indicates two tlrerlature. 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. it is that area to it in strict discipline' can rlo little about except surrender URANUS. ot what you will.apullbetweenundueidealismandover-sensiti Karma vity with power hungry selfish gratifications' The house position . Deliant strange ways and means are achievethingsinlife. He seemslbrced to project himself into a sepaand rative acrion. In this aspect. The life seemsto be fated' Call position can give lorieliness.somewiththisaspectseekfalsesatisfaction sides to in the seuses. which we it. Hidden often seen.

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

the better will be hisrewards. Brilliant ideas and innovative things are often associatedrvith this aspect. lt denotes force and depth. Even the good aspectsto Pluto can be separative. Their temper. 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. the harder the person works. 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 .dual. 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. N E P T U N E . 40 . PLUTO. This gives a nature that is dependable and well able to put action behind the feglings of affection. SATURN. Orle good thing about these people is know how to. 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 . 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. 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. He is also the philospher. This aspect provides excellent working habits to these individuals. not only to them. or has a great appreciation of thenr. Here they have the ability to see the serious broad view and stick to it: In this aspect. but to their surroundings as well. VENUS. and when to. when not in control is quite destructive. use their unsual energies. lt inclines him to metaphysical studies. but the seperatiol is for good. U R A N U S .

C o m b i n a t i o no f t h e S u n . 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. 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 . o 2 . 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 . 4 . 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 .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 . 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. 6. 5 . 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 .b u t i n t h i s c h a p t e r . . 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 . A s s o c i a r i o n o f R a h u r vi t h S 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 . 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 . 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 . Rahu. SUN l . 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 .

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

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

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.

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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/

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

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

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

of asterism the ascendant 29.Mercury is in the 3rd house. Rahu in the 6th. 30. Makes the nativerich by understandand means. Mars in the 5th Venusin the 8th and the Sun in the 9th. 11. Combination of Rahu/Mercury/Saturn in the lOth resultsin the amputation of the leg' housesometimes 2. Rahu/Mars associaspeciallyin certain destruction also givessuicidal tendencies. Mars in close conjunction to Rahu or Ketu makesa personviolent.thenativewillrisetoanauthoritivepositionandw have an Excellentcareer' 32. the native will enjoy all sort of comforts. questionable 28. tive parts of different asterisms' Rahu/Mars/Moon in the brings about sucideby the native.26. 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. 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 and Jupiter in the 8th house causesstornach involi'ed are those diseases.Suchapersoncannotcontrolhisangeran iometimes murderoustendencyappears. Rahu in Gemini arid Mars in Leo.he operation in a foreign country' MERCURY l. Mars/Rahuin the l0th or llth or 2nd house produce detective writers. Rahu/Marsin the 6th houseand Mercury in the house. one undergoes will undergothe combination. If the parts of the constellations an operation' If for this of Mars or Ketu. l0th 31.

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

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

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

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

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

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

J. He will never open his headto any one. with an outward show of bravery. malefic aspects 4. Rahu exalted or debilitated in the 5th sorrow through children.house makes the native coward within. Troubles from evil spirits are produced by Rahu or of Ketu in the 6th housewith aspects maleficsand with evil amsas. 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. 2. and the native will the haveweak memory. 2. The mere occupation of the 6th by Rahu with the givesthe native lying or cheatingdisposition. If Rahu aspects 5th house. When afflicted. SIXTH HOUSE. causes 2. Rahu in the 6th house with the ruler of the lst and 57 . HoUsE. 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. 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. Rahu in the 4th houseindicates that the native will have a closed mind. the 7th day after birth will become very 2nd or critical. Children and family members will be the source of worry. There will be fear of all typesincluding fear of women and serpents. the son will derideand disobeY. Rahu or Ketu in the 3rd housewith a of --ibu"nfH maleficgivesrise to the disease the neck.

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

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

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. we are to consider the houses occupied by them. Rihu's period is for I I years and Ketu's T years.but they have been given th€ status of planets in Hindu Predictive Astrology. Freewillalmost does not exist in Karmic or destined termsof Node'speriods. we are to corporate both the schools. Naturally they cannot be ignoredin Vimshottari Dasa System also. 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. but that is not the subject of this book. 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. either they are consideredfrom the natal ascendant from or the place occupiedby them is to be treated as Acendant for that planet's Dasa. .CHAPTER 9 Rahu & Ketu in Vimshottari Dasa As said earlier in this book. For interpretingRahu and Ketu Dasa. though Rahu and Kelu are not physicalbodiesin the heavens. but for Rahu and Ketu. For other planets.

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

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

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

The end of Dasa.(b) on the cther hand. Rahu. peace. When it comestb Signs. 8th or l2th house. lf Rahu Dasa happended to be the 5th or 7th from the Birth Dasa.it will prove to be malefic. 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.all sortsof misfortunesand miseries will be inflictedon the native.prosperityand fortune in their the native is guaranteed periods or subperiods.it will take away the good qualities of the sign and will inflict miseriesand sufferings.they will first give happinessand prosperity but in the end will inflict lot of miseries and sufferings. So much so.too. Rahu Dasa The onsetof Rahu Dasa will be with unpleasant experience well markedin the life of the person. ll. (b) if they are placedin lst.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. Someof the authors have divided Rahu in three parts 64 . 5th.thhouse and associated with malefic planets. On the other hand. takes away all whatever is given earlier. in Pisces. that he can evenmeetthe unnaturaldeath.7th.if such ruler owns 6th. they can bring fortune and prosperity their main &nd sub-periods. 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).9th or l0. if they are associated with benefic planets. If Rahu or Ketu (a) is placedin 6th or 8th or l2th houseand associatedwith benefic planetsor. Rahu/ Moon and Rahu/Mars).death inflicting powers. in 10. 12.4th. its Dasagivesbeneficresults first l5 for in yearsbut during the last threeyears(during Rahu/Sun. may not be good.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This transit is Karmic and there is a very definite secret sacrificial service of some kind involved. self-acceptance. both emotional and financial. sacrifice excessive self doubt.TWELFTH HOUSE.rebellion. This is the area of self-denial. Transit through the First house will also mean transit through the sign Aries . 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. 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. bringing them trl the light of the conscious mind' dutifullness. 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. Through Rahu and Ketu. self-assu' compulsions. 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. rance. 93 . 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. inner faith in himself as a full person wholly in contact with the lifc he is leading' Settle both accounts. whol nessof personality.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

JUPITER. Some luck will cometo him without exertion. At this time his artistic and creativeability will be high and he will a get popularrecognition. This transit will bring socialpoputarity. this transit. the native will get increassocial prestige.cations including long travels and journeys. During. harmoand acceptance socialbehaviour. there are any. educational or cultural trends.he will be in agreement with prevailing attitudesand popular trends. However. VENUS. and the native will be benefittedtherefrom. transit of Jupiter will bring misfortune. He may face professional. If Rahu and Jupiter are in conjunction and Jupiter transitsthat sign or its trines. If Rahu is in Sagittarius the or Pisces. SATURN. Intellectually. the nativestands good chanceto get married and if married. of nious awareness expected of popular socialattitudes.public recognition and support for personal ed bcliefs and ideals. ttie period will bring misfortuneto the native' We have experiencedtremendous luck while transitingJupiter alone was trining Rahu in our natal chart. If unmarried. The person will get popularity among his friends brothers/sisters. There will be active participation in rcligious philoso.he will be able to if iron the differences. him. 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. The relations and to friends will be the source of aspirations and happiness he will be in high spirits.business or financial Worriesand problems which will causehim menta[depression.phic. neighbours and work associates.vice serve 107 . Emotionally. will dominateduring this transit and the native-may anxieties to in feel lonely. if he is engaged selfless'3:.

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

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

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

In our Chapter of Rahu and Ketu in Hindu Astrology.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.we find Rahu as representing someastrological while in others. Even the astrol. To the research of significance this yoga cannot be denied. Who is this snake? Ketu has been symbolised . those under the influenceof Rahu are afraid in of Snakes.ogical did learnedcommentators not make any detailed scrutinyas of this yoga in natal astrology. 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 pay for the past Karmas in this incarnation. Through these nodal axis. Neptune and Pluto into consideraof tion) but can be traced in the horoscopes both greatand scholarsand practisingastrologers.Lately someof the to the effects have comeforward to evolve a patternfor learnedastrologers the assessing evil effectsof this yoga.the small. This yoga is not fairly common (taking lJranus. ln Serpent' works.

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

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

To Rahu. astroIn estimatingthe evil contentsof this yoga. unless miseries Obviously.of the horoscope. industrious. In charts of persons logicalcannons this born in humble circumstances. in spiritual astrology. It is also not arguedthat the of mere presence this Kalasarpa Yoga will confer greatness. It is. This does cannot fail in their efforts. 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. can be counteracted to a very great extent by hard of work and concerrtration mind. Kalasarpa Yoga doesnot itself shortenthe life unlessother life shortening yogasare present. yoga makessuchnatives and ultimately ieaching the top. quite fair to assume that Kalasarpa Yoga alone cannot affict untoward other evil yogasare present. believed to be located. Such a planet(having 18yearsin Vimshottari Dasa and 12 years in Ashtottari) may not be n4 . inheritedor self-earned. is assigned the brain where the thousandpettaled lotus. chartswith this yoga in addition to other benefic In the a yogas. not mean that they their rank abovethe ordinary. persevering Some astrologers think that this Yoga renderslife short and Th:se deprivesthe personsof money.longevity factors do not need to be streesed of because the presenceof the Kalasarpa Yoga. might be regardedas limited. therefore. classical shouldnot be ignored. 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. being circumscribed observations by so many other fatord also. the abode of Lord Shiva.

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

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

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

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. People born with this yoga are not favoured lor Army or Navy employments. It is more conducive to flirting than to marriage' There seems to be the possibility towards the production of illegitimate children. hospiral or can prove himself to be an ememy to the civilised world. We do got see the middle course. diseases. Remembering that the l2th house is the house of secret enemies. move the native on extremes.self-seekers.Friends are not likely to be of much assistance in tife. On the positive side. Kalasarpa Yoga affiicted through 6th/l2th house axis can cause even imprisonment. Rahu makes an individual interested in self to the exclusion of others. thus the individual is earning for enjoyment for earthly pleasuresfor himself and his family' When ll8 . This yoga gives the danger of too free a course of life and we do not think asceticsare commonly favoured with this yoga. he can be tormented and poor health causing long confinement in a with diseases. the native can take to higher learnirtgsand development of the spiritual self. Either this yoga will be too bad or ioo good. On the negative side.this axis can ship over health.and also of regrets and self-undoing and that the 6th house has the rulerwork and enemies. Loss by and treachery of friends is a pretty sure result of It is common in the horoscopes of great flirts' this Yoga.

Later the influence of Ketu comes in' The Supreme executive is not ready to subordinate national intereststo international consideration. individual simply means ruination of family.or bring misery for self and family. the state is ruined with calamities involving all the citizens. 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. and thus Thus Kalasarpa Yoga f. The bordering states. 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.. makes a gift of his house for hospital etc. Thus. But whqlr the supreme executive ol a state is subject to Kalasarpa Yoga. make observations about the evil or modified effects resulting from the Yoga. on all sides. 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. l19 . increased national wealth but spends money out of the treasury. that had so long clamoured about their territories. He parts with his savings for establishment of schools and colleges. get back those territories. but in the benefit of the society and deprivation of enjoyment for self and family.

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

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

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

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

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

Naturally.it additional sourceor but assets will alsoprovide an person's spc' . Such accidentscometo but enoughto causeworry' Just sion.our". He will meetsuccess whatever is lasting and will do at this time. If favourablyaspected. and possessions'-If SECOND HOUSE. FORTH HOUSE. 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.communications news' good and promising harmony.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. of earning.This is a good time to try his luck at indicate lossof culation. Relatesto finances the will not only enhance favourably aspectedat an eclipse... personwill in the whole envtronment any find relatives. Family members joy to him' Adversely asthe sourceof pui. the THIRD HOUSE. If favouably aspected'the native will and enjoy domestic peace and happiness. The mail will be full of and tiresome The adverse aspect may causehim unpleasant sourceof worry and the journeys. is eclipse a walking iown the streetbecomes problems'If the that elevation it aspects. will bring him personal in favourable he in iurable.though nothingserious.Close ielalionswill become much to his dismay' The mail may *ill ul*uy. be demanding be delayedor wronglYdelivered.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 .

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

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

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

he is just heading for the troubles' One will do good to have much self-control at this time. 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. If the person so affected does not compromise with the situation and attempts to force issues along lines indicated by that planet.off the things signified by that body in the radical map. t29 . It is the opposition point of that planet which gets depressed' Opposition by eclipse intensifies and greatly increases the power ofthat planet. Lahiri's Ephemeris for hundred years and many other books list the degreesand signs of eclipses for years ahead. 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. Eclipse opposition a natal planet acts irr exactly the opposite manner.

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

With affiicted Rahu. Rahu in the ?th house in Aries or Scorpio is an indication of widowhood. In a female horoscope Sun-Rahu in the 7th house is not termed bad. The Sum is especiallyfavoured by being North Node' and Rahu and conjunction The in Leo are very powerful. 9. Mars and Mercury (all three) in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu. 12.7th or 9th house will get married to a learned husband of status. 3rd. Rahu in the ascendant produces a good house wife. 10. We have said earlier that the effect of one of the Lights (Sun/Moon) with a Node is always strong. Sun. she may not be legally married or she may not be one man's woman. 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. Sun. 8. This Sun-Rahu conlunction is equally good in 2-4'8'9 or llth house.. She will be married to a person of high status. though it may be late in life. Rahu in the 4th house. ll. '7. Sun lst. if devoid of benefic aspects. She will enjoy good health also.is good for married life. in the 7th house. Girl born with Venus in Aries and Rahu in the lOth house or l0th sign (Capricorn). Mercury. Girl born with Mercury/Rahu in lst.o. but an affiicted Rahu destroys ancestral property or she feelsunhappy in ancestral house. there will be no l3r . 5th or l2th house is of Rahu and Sun in Leo in excellant. she may get married as many as four times. Rahu in the 9th will make hcr religious. the girl can not live without marriage. Rahu in the 2nd house produces an intelligent house wife' With Rahu in the 7th. 13.

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

Moon. 22. the 7th lord Mars square Saturn. and 25. znd with Sun-one. Rahu in Leo opposition Mooh. Venusin Cancer Mars either in Libra or in Aries. 133 . 23. with Jupiter-S. Rahu 24. 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. there will be much difficulty at delivery and the children will be unfortunate. Venusin the ascendant. Mars and Saturnwill give birth to sickly children. Jupiter arrd Rahu. Libra ascendant. Rahu in Aries. Jupiterin the 9th will give birth to as manyas eleven but only five will survive. first husband. Cancer Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra ruled by Saturncauses widorvhood. the girl will become widow shortly after marriage. Rahu in the 5th will destrorymany conceptions.21. or Rahu in Gemini trine Sun and Uranusor Rahu in Gemini. Woman with Rahu in Capricorn ascendant and children.with Mercury-4.marry second 26. 27. Neptune square 7th house. conjunction Saturnin the 5th housewill causewomb diseases and there will be no child-birth. If thereis a Grand Trine betweenMoon. Moon conjunction Jupiter in Capricorn. Jupiter and Rahu in Taurus trine Neptune. Neptune square 7th house. with Moon2. with Mars-3. the girl will become a widow at a very young age. Rahu in Sagittarius Neptunewith Saturnin fall and 7th lord Jupiterin fall in the 8th. Rahu in Cancer.canbe ascertained 6. The numberof conceptions in thus : with Venusdestroyed the womb. the square woman will become a widow. the woman will leaveher time and will be morally loose.the woman will get happily married. Woman with Rahu conjunction Moon.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

but for other aspects. automatically brings us to the Hindu concept of some form of reincarnation process. 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. For conjtmctions and oppositions. Moon's Nodes bridge the gap between the previous form of soul to the present soul structure. Moon's Nodes also help to corelate the present soul structure This with its possible connection to the future soul form.'. During the course of our visit to foreign countries to speak on Hindu Astrology. we found that more and more personsin the West started in believing the process of Reincarnation and Hindu Philosophy of life. .'.the orb is not allowed for more than one degree. In other rvords. As the influence of the Moon is very strong in a natal chart. The basic concept is that the Moon's Nodes work as a vacuum tube connecting the pait Karmas with the present Destiny. 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'. so the influence of Moon's Nodes is very important in the life of a soul.?::::lL.CHAPTER 17 pranetary J:. Among important are most the Moon being the closest light near the Earth.

m. He was born on 10thMarch 1920. 77E30. l? !| oe .eJ $D *:3:s l0'oo r (tt Cr- ig As a simple rule.30N00 Day sl Birth. Tuesduy (In Hindu Astrology.For illustration. Ketu tells us about our past Karmas broughtin this incarnation and Rahu will tell how we are r42 . before to sunrise.S. I. 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.T. we His birth detailsare : Placeof Birth.day is from sunrise sunrise.

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

During Even today at this time so far. he suffered emotionally for want of love and afrection from his parents. he had to work very hard. when the wetnurse brought him back. 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.e. 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. r44 . In his childhood. the rest of the flow will be quite smooth. This gave hime tremendous amount of energy to fight his own way to establish his own individuality and it was again Karmic. Had Ketu been in some other elemeni i. his mother refused to recognisehim as hcr own child. Her arguments were that the wetnurse had changed her baby with somebody'selse. After couple of years.. This is due to Ketu in 4th house. The other Node conversion (Water-Earth) is trying to convert understanding of feeling and sensitivityinto practical-materalistice attitud. If the native can bridge the gap between the interface of Air and Earth. his Karmic Destiny would have been totally different. Thus the basic Karmic energy will be from Fire-Air (by signs) and Water-Earth (by house). Here both the conversionsare converging to the common boundry of Air Earth domain.element by house position. The Air levels is-Intellectuality and Communicatiorrs. One Nodes conversion (Fire-Air) rs bringing higher knowledge into something logical that can be easily communicated. But Ketu is in Aries (Fire). and it was Karmic. Air or Water or Earth instead of Fire. through Air and Earth elementsin this incarnation. 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. Rahu will redeem his Karmic Destiny through 2-6-10 houses as stated earlier.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

when Sun and Moon are in conjun_ ction with Ketu Rahu and respectivelygiving rise to a powerful Raja-yoga. With incorporating Rahu and Ketu. Sun (ruler of the sign occupied by Ketu) and Saturn (ruler of the sign occupied by Rahu) are Karmic Controlling Planets. and it will become powerless. It was this configurtation i' his horoscope which has elevated him to be the Head of the Gavern_ ment. when the Sun is in conjunction with Rahu. 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. is with either Node and the North Node is elevated. 156 . If th9 Moon. 4. 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. you take out Rahu and Ketu from this horoscope.. (Mercury is the ruler of natal ascendant and from its location. ruler of 3rd and the lOth from Mercury. The native will regain his lost political power due to the blessings of Goddess Lakshmi and will be made the ruler. 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. is exalted and placed in the first with Mercury: There will be domestic peace." (purashara Hora)..Mars. hc is the ruler of the 5th and the houses).financial gains.and rendered much more tortunate provided the North Node is elevated: in fact this is the most essential points of the Moon's dignity. They are in trine to each other. He become Prime Minister during Mercury/Mars. the learned astrologer will be missing a vital link in the horoscope.

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

or reserve energies. 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.thus den_ ying her the matrimonialhappiness in this incarnation. Venus is in the gth -Incoming (nouseof death)... At tfri. Ketu in the lOth houseis not teimed favourable for the secondhalf of life and does not promise lasting prosperity and happiness.. Venusand Mars in a square aspect. Moon is on the asterism Ketu and Rahu is on the asterism of of Venus. transit Saturn square natal Rahu. who happened be the rulers of her ascendant to and the 7th houserespectively. Ketu is the ascendantin Libra (sign of marriage) is res' ponsible to make her widow twice. i.They are also the natural planets 9f marriageand sex. 43 N20. Kennedy 7l W08." She may not marry any more now. 29-S-lgt7. transit Rahu was opposingher natal Saturn. President Kennedy was assassinatedon 22-l-1963.S. planet of Karmic Control. Mars +rine Rahu: This aspectprovides her added ptrysicat._ It causeof the 'vital nature' in her. 3. 3 president John F. E.Itwas due to her past Karmas that she was to sufer in this incarnation in her r.6.1i_..l.in the ascendant. 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)./Ketu and transit Neptune was on her Ketu . when was undergoing Moon/Rahu sub_period. e. Venus and Mars are her Karmic Controlling planents.T t4 5l 24 l.arried life.ir.. s-uaaen fa' irom thc position can happen. Tuesday. can give a feelingof independ"n". 158 .

during r59 . in the 8th (houseof tleath)' With this configuration' meetthe it was a foregone conclusion that the native will placedon unnatural voilent death. Mercury 4nd Jupiterare of selfthe asterismof Sun. He became President on 2t-l-1961 i' e'. ruler of the l2th house-house too' undoing and sufferings. 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.voilenceetc') the 8th.ls tr 'ta' ti: a e iar * t< v in 2. Karmic Controlling Planets-Mercury and-Jupiter-are ruler of conjunctionwith Mars (Planetof arms.

are placedon the asterism of Venus.. 23_29_50 He became Head of the Government the (Bangladesh) on presidenton 2S_t_lgi5 l2-l-1972.. 1960-61 Transit Rahu was on his : natal Moon and tran_ sit Saturn and Jupiterwere on his natar Rahu. . his voi_ Ient death was Kalmic indicatedby the position of Rahu and Ketu in his natal chart. became and was assassina_ ted on l5-8-1975.in trine aspect..22_ll_1963:Transit Rahu camei.d. i. Enhancement dcesnot meanfor good it can be bad also subject to the characteristics the planet and the of t ous.Tuuius. but has gone on the ascertism sun . tfr. t7-3-tgZO.j.. in Jupiter/Jupiter. We have also saiclthat "nt. Wednesday.rufritei i.V-c"nwork vice_versa..*.. Rahu is in conjunction the basic quality _with any planei.ur.89853. whereverRahu is pla_ ced. fnisiriggering by itself was enoughto bring this sad episode of his life.'. his Ketu and we have in of -said earlier pages this book that this transit is most unfoutunate. Symbolically..Moon and both the planets.. 4.hir declaring Emergency and taking over as President which is responsi-ble his assassination. for It. All this transit Fere favourabte.S.i oi of the natat t2th house.it will of that planet.had beenrepeatedly said that whenever . Jupiter. We have said in our Arricle (Fate& i"rliiry October l9Z5)that yT.identicalto its own sign.un". r60 . tt" .T."u. is no trine aspectto Rahu. e. e.t of Karmic Distri_ bution Control. yoga karka planet a placed in the 9th house. I. placedin the gth house (death)i. pla_ netsand signs are classifiedas maleficsand benefics.but when it comesto actual operation. there will be enhencement that in area. assassinated on 22-ll-1963.too. presidentMujibur Rahman 23N36.

This axis is not the favouredfor the personwho. but also of l6l .it must be a bad place for Rahu to lie.become Head of this States. add obscure housesto know much about. 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. Here Rahu has enhancedthe qualities of Mars. Here Rahu is in the l2th housein conjunction with Mars.Rememberingthat the l2th houseis the house of secret cnemies and also of regrets and self-undoing. Mars is the ruler of the ascendant and also the planet of Incoming Karmic Control.

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

Due to this change. Like President John F. but in Carter.32N 02. Kennedy.too.S.5.7-14-9a. President Jimmy Carter 84W 24. Like PresidentSheikh Mujibur Rehman. l-10-l C. his Karmic Controlling Planets-Moon and Saturn-are in conjunction.m.Jimmy Carter's electionwas peacefuland constitutionaland there is no danger of violent or premature death. but in this 163 . has his ascendant caseplanet involved is Venus and not Mars and the conhis junction takes place in the 10th houseand not in the l2th. Wednesday.T. PresidentJimmy lord conjunction Rahu.

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

we cameto the conclusion of that this Duinya Yoga doesprovide many diffculties and obstacles in one'slife. 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. Carter and PeterVidal have put her retrograde Saturn in the natal loth house.O.ii the horoscopes the persons.E.t I .1 . 167 I l .but we believein Equal House Division and Sidereal Zodiac. Learnedand renownedastrologers like C. but it doesnot stop other good yogas to operate in the horoscope..

. 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. the queenwill have Saturn transits over her natal Saturd. According to Carter.Amongst other factors. 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.. Jupiter conjunction Mars opposition Neptune (exact) may bring a withdrawal from power and responsibility.. it is Rahu rising in her ascendant which is responsible her royalty. 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. rhe year 19g2. Venus is placed on the asterismof Jupiter and Moon is placed on the asterismof Mercury.. Shewas Crowned during Venus/Moon sub-period. 168 . In pointed out by Peter Vidal. Here we are in agreementwith his observationsthough our upproach is totally different than his. transit Rahu will be in conjunction with her natal Ketu and we have also said earlier about this transit as malefic. She will be under Mars Dasa upro March 1983and Mars is placed on its own asterism and is exalted.. Sheis not to be blamed as most of the British Empire was liquidated in her father's (King GeorgeVI) time. Mercury and Jupiter are her Karmic Controlling Planets. At the time of her Coronation. both horoscopes show adversemajor configurations involving Uranus around 1985.Looking further ahead. transit Rahu was on her natal Rahu.

when transit Saturn will come to conjunct her natal S"turo.rt malefic. The readerswill agreethat without incor_ porating Rahu/Ketu. ruler of the 9th hoise.she will still be under Rahu/Rahu. but it is the transit Rahu opposition Saturn which is important.. we have said that it will t. a clear cut astrological picture is not formed in PredictiveAstrology. Though our observations are somehowin agreement with peter vidar. as Rahu is in the ascendanr.. 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. 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. asterismof the Sun.Let them apply the rulas given in this book and get convinced that predictive astrology is incomplete without Rahu and Ketu. . 169 . lrlng .Rahu Dasa will be the 7th from her birth Dasa pbout this. too. During the year 19g5.il. Shecannot outlive Rahu Dasa though Rahu Dasa should not be bad.

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