The first one of Ketu through Nakshatras, i.e. Ketu in Ashwini Nakshatra.
Let’s look at important things here –
Ketu – Ketu represents Isolation, Separation, Spirituality, Mystical World, Other Dimension means things related to Alien World. It also represents Son, Dog, Intuition, Research Ability, Curious Nature, things which we have already achieved in past life and not much concerned to perform in this life.
Ashwini – Ashwini is 1st nakshatra, so it comes with the nature of pro-activeness and be first everytime. It is also nakshatra of Healers or Doctors as its deity is Ashwini Kumars, the metaphysical healers. It is also nakshatra of illusion, cheating and confusion. For more info on Ashwini, please check this - https://www.astrosaxena.com/ashnaksh.
Aries – As Ashwini is part of Aries, Aries sign and its representations become important here. Aries is the 1st sign of zodiac belt, so it represents the things and energy of 1st house of horoscope like Self, Personality etc. Besides that, Aries is the sign of our individuality, our aggression, our actions, our competitive ability etc. Aries is ruled by Mars and it is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatras named Ashwini, Bharani and Krittika.
Mars – As Mars rules Aries, Mars’ position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Aries.
Ketu – Likewise as Ketu rules Ashwini, Ketu’s position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Ashwini
Houses Involved – Also, we can’t afford to forget the houses involved as a planet can be ruling different houses and sitting in different house for every person as per ascendant and planet’s position. To know overall affect, we have to consider the houses involved as those areas of life are being impacted.
Interpretation of Ketu in Ashwini Nakshatra – When Ketu is in Ashwini Nakshatra, it is in sign of Mars and own nakshatra. Ashwini is nakshatra of metaphysical healers, occult etc. Ketu represents research, investigation and alternate ways of healing etc. It shows that they can be naturally good at occult & metaphysics. It is like they have past-life expertise over occult related things. They can also be very good at healing others, especially through alternate ways of healing. Even if they don't want to pursue it professionally, it will remain an innate ability with them. They can be interested in medical profession too, more being a Surgeon & in veterinary side of practice. They can be naturally good at any kind of research oriented activities. They may like to serve animals, especially horses.
As Ketu itself represents separation, split, break-up etc, if Ketu is getting involved in relationship matters in a chart, it is never a good placement. Person will be feeling separated in relationship either physically or mentally or both ways. This will bring a tug-of-war kind of result where they may feel separated when they are in relationship but when they are single, they may desire relationship. So, Ketu in relationship matters in any chart is difficult.
Overall, this is a good position for research in metaphysics & healing activity.
Role of Mars – Mars's placement is important to guide Ketu in right direction, being Aries's lord..
Role of Ketu – As we are trying to interpret Ketu only, we need not to see Ketu's placement separately being Ashwini's lord.
Other Factors – And of course, we need to consider conjunction, aspects, house lordship, house position and dashas etc to know the exact results of Ketu in Ashwini.
Conclusion – So, this is how I see Ketu in Ashwini can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Swami Premanand Bharti
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