Normally, it is like a ritual to study Rahu & Ketu together in birth chart or during transit, but I just had a thought of making separate articles for Rahu and Ketu each, just to have a detailed and descriptive look at both transits. I already posted article on Rahu’s transit. Now, it is Ketu’s turn. So, Ketu will transit into the sign of Libra in the month of March-April, 2022.
There will be quite a few joint impacts which Nodes will create along with Jupiter-Saturn in remainder of the year. We need to see impacts of those transits through separate articles. As always, we can’t cover everything in one article.
So, Ketu will transit into the sign of Libra in March-April, 2022. So, let’s have a look at how this transit is going to impact human life on the basis of following points –
Important Links - For anyone, who is completely unaware of what Rahu and Ketu is, please check these links - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I84CaYFrUjA & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzeprac2q00. Now, let’s see the basic nature of Rahu and Ketu and what all things these two nodes represent.
Transit Period –Ketu will move into Libra on 17th March, 2022 and will stay there till 29th Nov, 2023. So, it is transit of almost 18 months which is a good enough time to make some events happen in our life. Again, it is never 1 planet which causes the event. So, this article must be read along with other updates on transits I timely post.
True Node Vs Mean Node – First of all, there are mainly 2 ways of calculating the transits of Rahu and Ketu. They are known as True Nodes and Mean Nodes. As per True Nodes calculations, Rahu and Ketu will change signs on 17th March, 2022 but as per Mean Nodes they will change signs on 12th April, 2022. I am not going into debate of which one is more correct as the difference between the two is less than 1 degree. So, follow whichever fits your understanding. If you want more info on it, then please search with “True Node Vs Mean Node” or like terms. As Mean Nodes work well for me, I follow Mean Nodes.
In case, someone is willing to experiment and find out as to which Nodes System work better for them then please pay attention that time-gap between transits of True Nodes Vs Mean Nodes is about one month (17th Mar, 2022 Vs 12th April, 2022). In this approximate one month time, people can observe if they are getting more results of Ketu in Scorpio or Ketu in Libra. So, this one month time can give us opportunity to find out which Nodes System is working for us.
Ketu’s Last Transit – Let’s 1st see how Ketu’s transit in Scorpio manifested in last 18 months. As we were in post-covid times from the start of Ketu in Scorpio transit, we have seen great research work done in different fields of medicine to heal and cure people. Alternate ways of healing has certainly seen a rise. Needless to say that many people came up with their conspiracy theories on whole Covid scenario.
On personal level, I can say that I was more impacted by Ketu in Scorpio transit rather than Rahu in Taurus transit. With the beginning of Ketu in Scorpio transit, I wrote articles on Karmic Connection Series and Maraka Dasha Series, which I think no astrologer ever wrote. Then I got into Psychology, tried to develop something like Astro-Psychology. Although that experiment didn’t work long time but I am trying to resume it with a new person and a new way of consulting. Then I learnt Tarot and Tantra, got into Astrology Teaching and started this Spirituality related channel. As you can see that all these works are related with Ketu in Scorpio and as it was transiting my 1st house, it certainly started some changes in my life path. I was surely impacted by Ketu in Scorpio transit.
So, Ketu in Scorpio made its impact on human life. Hence, we can say that Ketu in Libra won’t be an exception here and will make its own impact on our lives.
Eclipse Season – With this transit, now eclipse seasons will also switch to Aries/Libra axis and we will have eclipses in the months of April, 2022, Oct, 2022 and April, 2023. For more info on eclipse season, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/eclipses.
Now, Ketu, Libra and Ketu in Libra.
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.
During transit, Ketu is a separative energy that separates us, either physically or mentally, from the things related to house it is transiting in 18 months.
Here it is important to understand Separation represented by Ketu. Normally, we say that we get separated from people or a thing related to the house where Ketu is in birth chart or it is transiting. Now, I have Ketu in 4th house but I always stayed in India and with my Mother. At the same time, I have my differences of opinion on almost every issue with majority of Indians and with my Mother. So, it is not only about physically getting separated from something or someone but it can also be about feeling a disconnect mentally from someone or something. two people can feel separated even when they are living under same roof. So, we should take broader view when we are trying to interpret separation as per Ketu.
One more thing to remember is that separative tendency of Ketu will be towards Jeeva Karakas, i.e. People, whereas research and investigation will be towards Ajeeva Karakas of the same house. Like, Ketu in 7th house can make you isolated towards Relationship but it can make you research oriented towards Business. For more info on this concept, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/jkak.
Libra - Libra is the 7th
sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents the energy and things related with 7th
house of horoscope, i.e. market place, business, partnerships, relations etc.
Basically Libra is sign of relationships. Libra is consisted of another 2 and
half Nakshatra named Chitra, Swati and Vishakha. Libra's lord is Venus.
Ketu in Libra – Now Ketu will be in Libra for next 1.5 years which is ruled by Venus. Rahu explodes things related to house/sign/planets it comes in contact with whereas Ketu implodes things related to house/sign/planets it comes in contact with. So, Ketu will take up the character of Libra & the house it is falling in to and would make us go inwards regarding those things. We can see following results of Ketu in Libra –
- Ketu will make us physically or mentally separated from the things or people of the house where Libra falls in chart.
- As Libra represents the relationship aspect of life and Ketu represents isolation/separation, this position of Ketu in Libra suggests someone who is not finding true happiness in relationship. Now, it not only includes the relationship of husband-wife but it also depends on which house Libra is going in a particular horoscope as per the Ascendant.
- Wherever Libra is in our horoscope, we tend to deal with things related with that house in a Libra way, means by maintaining a sound and peaceful relation and then having Ketu there will isolate you from any desire of having good relationship there. So, it all depends where Ketu in Libra is falling in a Horoscope to decide what area of relationship may be impacted.
- It also depends on Venus position as Libra lord to decide how Ketu in Libra is behaving. If Venus is exalted in birth chart or transit, person may be keeping a very good relation with everyone, or vice-versa.
- So, Ketu in Libra transit can make us go inwards in matters of relationship. Actually, this is the way to deal with this transit. In relationship matters, it is easy to project all issues on other person. We can handle these matters better, if we reflect back on our relationship issues and work on them to improve internally.
- This means that we can understand this transit just like a Venus retrograde transit as there also we need to reflect back and go inwards to resolve our issues internally. We can say that now we have an 18 months long Venus retrograde transit coming in shape of Ketu in Libra.
- As Ketu represents separation, people will feel separated, discontented and dissatisfied in their relationship matters and if they project on their partner then they can invite further troubles for themselves.
- This transit can certainly bring relationship issues as majority of people are immature and don’t know how to deal with the situation internally. Meditation can certainly help them in resolving their issues internally.
- As I said, it doesn’t only include Husband-Wife or Boyfriend-Girlfriend relationship but any relation.
- As Libra is also sign of Peace and Ketu is separation, world peace can be in danger (if at all there is anything called world peace which is there).
- As Libra is sign of agreements and Ketu is separation, people may disagree with each other a lot and we can have situations of conflicts in our life.
- As Libra is also sign of business, Ketu in Libra transit can make us reflect back on fact if they should start own business, make changes in business or continue in business. Ketu is also research. Hence, they can be doing lots of research in business matters or their business can be in research oriented field.
- As Libra is also sign of masses, either they can be totally isolated and reclusive about dealing with masses or they can be connecting with masses in matters of research, occult, mysticism and spirituality.
- Overall, this transit can come as challenge to human relationship and will test our maturity in dealing them. Whosoever is mature enough will come out more strongly whereas people who are immature may suffer.
House Co-ruled by Ketu – Ketu co-rules Scorpio sign along with Mars. It means the house where Scorpio falls in your chart, you may feel energy of that house too from the house where Ketu is transiting.
Ketu’s Natal Position – Ketu’s position in birth chart is very much important here. It will show the overall strength of Ketu in your chart. To know the real strength of Ketu, we need to also check the dignity of planets it is sitting with in birth chart and also the dignity of sign lord. But overall, a planet like Ketu, which is not a giver/provider, will give us some difficulties in any dignity.
Dasha – As always, someone going through Ketu Dasha will feel the full impact of transit. Others will also see the results as transit duration of 18 months is long enough to impact the human life.
Ketu Return – Those who are born with Ketu in Libra in birth chart will also see full results, regardless of dasha, as it is an important transit of Ketu going over Ketu. It is normally called Nodal Return. Rahu going over Ketu of Birth Chart and vice-versa is known as Semi-Nodal Return and it is as powerful as Nodal Return. For more info, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/nodereturn.
Age of Individual – Results of malefic planets largely depend on the age of person as they become mild after attaining maturity age. Ketu’s maturity age is 48 years. So, if you are over 48 or even in 40s, things can be better for you.
Planets in Libra – Also, if you are born with planets in Libra, you will see results of those planets too as Ketu transits over them. So, the person may feel isolation/separation from things/people that planet is karaka and things/people related with houses that planet rules in a particular chart.
Ketu’s Aspects – Besides transiting in Libra, Ketu will also give results of the houses where it aspects through 5th house and 9th house aspects. From Libra, Ketu will aspect on Aquarius and Gemini. So, wherever these 2 signs fall in your chart, will also be effected by Ketu’s transit. Ketu’s aspects are more about educating ourselves and getting rid of illusion of Ketu in Libra. So, we will be inclined towards exploring or education related with houses where Aquarius and Gemini fall in your chart.
Planets Transiting through Libra – During the same transit of Ketu in Libra, other planets like Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars will transit through Sagittarius in due course. So, all these planets will impact and get impacted by Ketu in Libra. Venus’s transit becomes important here as Venus is ruler of Libra.
Ketu transiting over Nakshatras – Last but not the least, Ketu transiting over each nakshatra will give results of that nakshatra and the house where nakshatra lord is placed in birth chart.
- Vishakha – First of all, Ketu will transit over Vishakha. This is a nakshatra of achievement and split/duality. So, this transit can help us in understanding dualities of our lives and can also help in ascertaining our achievements and goals in life. As Jupiter rules it, we will also get the results of the house where Jupiter is placed in chart.
- Swati – Then Ketu will transit over Swati nakshatra. It is nakshatra of independence. Ketu transiting here can make people realize their past life expertise of working independently or living independently. As Rahu rules it, we will also get the results of the house where Rahu is placed in chart.
- Chitra – Then Ketu will be in Chitra nakshatra. It is the nakshatra of creativity but ego clashes too. This is also nakshatra of Psychology. So, Ketu transiting Chitra can make people research in creative matters, real estate or Psychology. This can also bring conflicts, disputes and ego clashes between people. As Mars rules it, we will also get the results of the house where Mars is placed in chart.
Now, the main course.
Again, the occurrence of event is based on chart + dasha + transit. Event should be 1st promised by the birth chart, then you should be under dasha which allows the event and then transits can bring the event. As we are looking at last step, it can’t be taken as final word on events to take place but we can get an indication where our focus will be in these 18 months as Ketu will make us isolate from people related to the house where it transits and can make us focus towards things related to the same house. Please see results of this transit from Ascendant and Moon Sign both. Predictions from Ascendant Sign will show what will actually happen and predictions from Moon Sign will show what our mind desires and how mind will react to such events. Another thing is that when Ascendant and Moon sign both point towards one event that event has more potential to happen.
Aries Ascendant/Aries Moon Sign – For Aries people, Ketu will be ruling 8th house/Scorpio of Change, Occult and Mysteries etc. It will be transiting 7th house/Libra of relationship, business and masses. . It is not a good transit for them in matters of relationship as Ketu will make them physically or mentally separated from their partner. It can also show some difficulties or health issues to spouse. It also shows that they can be inclined towards dealing & serving people through business and that business can involve a lot of research oriented activities. They can expect benefits from such a business but in relationship matters, they need to 1st deal with it internally and then they can expect some improvement externally. If they start a new relation then they may have some past-life karma attached with that person. This transit can bring a major or sudden change in their relationship life.
Taurus Ascendant/Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Ketu will be ruling 7th house/Scorpio of Relations, Partners, Spouse and Business. It will be transiting 6th house/Libra of daily work life, obstacles and conflicts etc. It shows that their daily work life can involve lots of research oriented work. They can get into disputes or litigations during this time. There can be illness related to intestines or illness of rare/unusual nature. At the same time, they can be interested in medical or legal education and they may research about it. Illnesses during this time can be hard to diagnose and it is advised to take a 2nd opinion if any confusion is there. Need to be careful about health matters. Likewise, they should try their level best to avoid any conflicts and litigation. Alternate health care practices can be more helpful. They may have no idea about their daily work life. Relation can go into conflicts and major changes.
Gemini Ascendant/Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Ketu will be ruling 6th house/Scorpio of disputes, diseases & daily work life. It will be transiting 5th house/Libra of love/romance, education and children. It shows that they can be separated from their love interests or children for various positive/negative reasons. Not a good time for planning a child but if someone is willing for child birth through alternate ways then they can go ahead. They can get involved into research oriented education and creativity. They can have a change of work environment. Good transit for higher education but not so good for love matters. If they start a new relation then they may have some past-life karma attached with that person. This transit can bring a major change in their love life. Also, they can have health issues related with intestines and stomach.
Cancer Ascendant/Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Ketu will be ruling 5th house/Scorpio of Creativity, Education, Children and Love etc. It will be transiting 4th house/Libra of home, mother and hoe land. It shows that they can be separated from their home, home land or mother for various good/bad reasons. It can also bring a foreign travel. It also shows health issues to mother. At the same time, they can be inclined towards pursuits like meditation. They can be inclined towards real estate matters too but it will be more beneficial as an investment. They may feel that they are misunderstood at their home or by their Mother. They may like to be away from home. This transit can bring a major change in their home life. This transit also shows possibility of break-ups in relation.
Leo Ascendant/Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Ketu will be ruling 4th house/Scorpio of home, home land and mother. It will be transiting 3rd house/Libra of self-efforts, business, communication and travelling etc. It shows that they can be inclined towards starting their own business which can involve research, communication and travelling. Their business can also be related with occult and mysticism or any other research oriented matter. They can research and take education related with their skills and interests. At the same time, they can have separation from their younger sibling. They can also travel away to foreign land in this time. They should be careful while travelling to avoid accidents. Good transit to collect as much information as they want. This transit can also bring health issues to parents. They can have lack of self-confidence during this transit.
Virgo Ascendant/Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Ketu will be ruling 3rd house/Scorpio of Travelling, Siblings and Business etc. It will be transiting 2nd house/Libra of family, wealth and speech. It shows that they would be dealing with matters of family and wealth. They can gain wealth through business and research related work. At the same time, they can be separated from their family and go away from them for various reasons. It is good time to research on wealth or finance related things. They can develop a spiritual way of speaking. They may feel that they are misunderstood in their family. They may like to be away from them. Although, they may be dealing with wealth but they won’t be inclined towards it. This transit can actually make them love their wealth. This transit can bring a major change in their family life or wealth related matters.
Libra Ascendant/Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Ketu will be ruling 2nd house/Scorpio of Family, Wealth and Speech etc. It will be transiting 1st house/Libra of self, life path and physical body etc. When Ketu transits the Ascendant, person feels isolated and separated from Self. It means that he doesn’t find self-worth and hence he should do lots of research, introspection and investigation about his right life path. This is also the time person can get involved seriously in Spirituality and Occult Practices. Spiritual and Occult ways can become part of life path in this time. They will have a feeling that they don’t belong where they are. They will be research oriented in whole period. They can go away from their place of birth. Good time for spiritual, occult and mystical pursuits or gaining higher education. They can have some mystical experiences and they can be living in their own world. This transit can bring a major change in their overall life.
Scorpio Ascendant/Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpio people, Ketu will be ruling 1st house of Self, Life Path and Overall Life etc. It will be transiting 12th house/Libra of foreign lands, spirituality, losses and hidden matters etc. It shows that they should invest their time in foreign lands, research and knowledge of occult, spiritual and mystical subjects. They can be interested in spiritual matters. They can be travelling to foreign lands. They may spend lot of money during this transit. Good transit for spiritual growth of person. They should stay away from any major investment as they can lose their money. As Ketu is about letting-go and 12th house is house of losses, financial losses can be one of the results here. This transit can bring a major change in their spiritual views and can be a good time for spiritual pursuits. Whole life path can move towards foreign lands, spirituality, occult and hidden matters etc. They can have sense of loss regarding their whole life.
Sagittarius Ascendant/Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Ketu will be ruling 12th house/Scorpio of Foreign Lands, Spirituality and Isolation etc. It will be transiting 11th house/Libra of gains, elder siblings and friends etc. It shows that they will be separated or feel separated from their elder sibling or from their networking circles. It also shows a separation from working in a large organization or corporate. At the same time, their research activities can bring gains in life. They may not be inclined much about money factor. Their source of income can go through a major change. They may find it difficult to save money. They may not be too willing to network with their professional circle but whenever they do, it will be around subjects like research, occult and spirituality. They can gain a lot from research based entrepreneurship. They should utilize their knowledge to serve a higher humanitarian cause. As 11th house is 8th from 4th house, it shows a change in home or instability with Mother.
Capricorn Ascendant/Capricorn Moon Sign - For Capricorn people, Ketu will be ruling 11th house/Scorpio of Gains, Income and Desire etc. It will be transiting 10th house/Libra of career, work, authority and recognition. As 10th house is house of job setup career and Ketu represents isolation/separation itself, this transit can make them lose their job setup career and they can be pushed to start their own work. If they persist in jobs, situation can be very stressful. There can be problems related with health of father too. Their relation with father or other authority figures in life can deteriorate. There can also be separation from Father. At the same time, they can be inclined towards work related with research, occult and spirituality. Not a good transit for job based career. Hence, they should start focus on their own business. Their father’s situation, overall fame and recognition in society can go through a major change but again that change will be more felt internally rather than externally.
Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign –For Aquarius people, Ketu will be ruling 10th house/Scorpio of Career, Father, Authority and Fame etc. It will be transiting 9th house/Libra. It shows that they will be inclined towards research related higher education, religion, philosophies etc. They can be involved in research oriented higher education. This transit can bring a change in their belief system. This can bring disagreements with their teachers or towards views & ideas of others etc. They can go on travels to far distant lands, mostly for their higher education. They can have controversial or unconventional views on religion and philosophy. This transit can also bring health issues to parents. This can also show lack of support from father or authority figures.
Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – For Pisces people, Ketu will be ruling 9th house/Scorpio of Higher Education, Teachers or Gurus etc. It will be transiting 8th house/Libra of occult, major changes, inheritance and relationship benefits etc. It shows that they can go through a major change in their overall life as Scorpio and 8th house energies are coming together and they both represent major transformations in life but mostly that change may be an internal change. Good/bad nature of change will depend on how overall chart and dashas? It also shows a split in relation or split in inheritance. They can have issues with in-laws. They can be investing lots of time in occult side of live. They should be careful against accidents & surgeries. Good time to go towards meditation and other spiritual/mystical pursuits. Major change in belief system. Feeling of separation and frustration in relation.
Conclusion – As we can see that common theme of Ketu transit looks like occult, research and spirituality, this transit can be very helpful for any type of research oriented pursuits but if we are looking to get the results from people of the house where Scorpio/Libra fall in chart then it can be disappointing time. Another challenge of this transit can be about dealing with relationship matters effectively and positively. Have a Happy Ketu in Libra transit.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Swami Premanand Bharti