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 Scorpio in the month of Sep, 2020.
There will be quite a few joint impacts which Nodes will create along with Jupiter-Saturn-Mars 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 Scorpio on Sep, 2020. So, let’s have a look at how this transit is going to impact human life on the basis of following points –
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 Scorpio on 19th Sep, 2020 and will stay there till 17th March, 2022. 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 19th Sep, 2020 but as per Mean Nodes they will change signs on 23rd Sep, 2019. 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.
Ketu’s Last Transit – Let’s 1st see how Ketu’s transit in Sagittarius manifested in last 18 months. As Sagittarius is sign of religions, higher education & belief system and Ketu remains an inquisitive but malefic energy, it showed in the results. Any malefic planet impacting Sagittarius brings the results of fundamentalism & bigotry and we have seen the same in last 18 months where people were ready to die or kill for what they believe in. We have seen global protests like BLM and we have also seen protests like Anti-NRC & Anti-CAA in India. Epitome of this transit came around New Year 2020 when India was burning with protest fire and Australia had forest fires. Too much malefic energy in Fire Sign caused fire everywhere. Judgment in Ayodhya matter can also be linked with this transit as Ketu represents past events. With Ketu’s transit in Scorpio, I sincerely hope & wish that this rigidity or fundamentalism in belief system will end and people will be receptive towards each other’s views. So, Ketu in Sagittarius made its impact on human life. Hence, we can say that Ketu in Scorpio 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 Taurus/Scorpio axis and we will have eclipses in the months of Dec, 2020, June, 2021 and Dec, 2021. For more info on eclipse season, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/eclipses.
Now, Ketu, Scorpio and Ketu in Scorpio.
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 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.
Scorpio - Scorpio is the 8th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents the things and energy related with 8th house of horoscope like Sudden Events, Secrecy, Dark World, Occult Science, Research, Inheritance, Serving Others, Taxes etc. Besides these things sign of Scorpio also represent transformation, means changing the whole nature upside down. This is one sign which is favorite of every Astrologer, because it has maximum secrets, so every astrologer gets maximum scope of researching. This is sign about which no one can tell with precision that what will happen to the planets in it, as it is sign of secrecy itself. Wherever Scorpio falls in your chart, you may have had biggest challenges in making things related with that house more stable. Scorpio is also one of those unique signs which has 2 rulers, i.e. Mars and Ketu. In Western Astrology, Pluto also co-rules Scorpio. All this makes Scorpio a chaotic sign. Scorpio consists of next set of 2 and half nakshatras, i.e. Vishakha, Anuradha and Jyeshtha.
Ketu in Scorpio – Now Ketu will be in Scorpio for next 1.5 years which is co-ruled by Mars-Ketu. 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 Scorpio & the house it is falling in to and would make us go inwards regarding those things. We can see following results of Ketu in Scorpio –
- Ketu will make us physically or mentally separated from the things or people of the house where Scorpio falls in chart.
- Common theme around Ketu and Scorpio is Research. They both represent research and investigation of any kind. So, the most common result we can see during this transit is that we all can become research oriented and can invest a lot of time in research activities.
- It can be research and investigation of any nature as per the work or education field of person.
- People can be inclined to take education in research oriented subjects.
- As Scorpio is the natural sign of occult, mysticism and Ketu also represents same things along with Spirituality, there can be a lot of research in these fields or in any hidden knowledge.
- It also means that people will be drawn towards occult and mystical side of life. Hence, next 18 months can be a peak time for occultists as there will be a lot new research done in the field and Rahu’s transit in Taurus will give them good opportunity to gain wealth through this research and knowledge. And it can be through any branch of occult.
- People can also decide to take occult/mystical practice as their profession.
- As Ketu still remains illusion, for being headless, biggest challenge for us would be to find-out the right occultist/mystic as their can be many fraudsters too.
- As Scorpio is sign of accidents and Ketu represents cutting, we need to be careful against injuries and accident.
- As Scorpio is sign of surgeries, there can be some new research or investigation in this field which can make surgeries easier, more efficient and beneficial for us.
- As Scorpio is also sign of major crimes and underworld, this transit can help in new R&D work in crime investigations.
- As Scorpio is the sign of mysticism, Ketu’s transit in Scorpio can bring some mystical events to us, especially to those who pursue things like Meditation etc.
- Scorpio remains a sign of major changes. Ketu is known to implode. So, this transit can bring lots of internal churning and people can go through transformation internally.
- Overall, this is a transit which can help major transformation in the house where Scorpio falls in your chart but only you may be aware of that as it may be an internal change. Also, this transit can help people who are in research oriented field.
House Co-ruled by Ketu – Ketu co-rules Scorpio sign along with Mars. So, Ketu will be transiting its own sign. It means the house where Scorpio falls in your chart, you may feel double intensity of Ketu energy. It means that we can experience double energy of change, research and mysticism.
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 Scorpio 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 Scorpio – Also, if you are born with planets in Scorpio, 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 Scorpio, Ketu will also give results of the houses where it aspects through 5th house and 9th house aspects. From Scorpio, Ketu will aspect on Pisces and Cancer. 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 Scorpio. So, we will be inclined towards exploring or education related with houses where Pisces and Cancer fall in your chart.
Planets Transiting through Scorpio – During the same transit of Ketu in Scorpio, 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 Scorpio. Mars’s transit becomes important here as Mars is main ruler of Scorpio.
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.
- Jyeshtha – First of all, Ketu will transit over Jyeshtha which itself is nakshatra of mysticism. So, Ketu’s transit will make people further inclined towards mystical/hidden side of life. As it is also nakshatra of Ego, this transit can create situations where our ego can get hurt. Jyeshtha is ruled by Mercury and we can get results of the house where Mercury is placed in birth chart.
- Anuradha – Then Ketu will transit over Anuradha nakshatra. As it is nakshatra of following your heart’s desire and being rebellious, this transit can help people in finding out their heart’s desire. As Saturn rules it, we will also get the results of the house where Saturn is placed in chart.
- Vishakha – Then Ketu will be in Vishakha nakshatra. 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.
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 & transiting in 8th house/Scorpio of Change, Occult and Mysteries etc. It shows that they can go through a major change in their overall life as Scorpio and 8th house 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. .
Taurus Ascendant/Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Ketu will be ruling and transiting in 7th house/Scorpio of Relations, Partners, Spouse and Business. 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 change in their relationship life.
Gemini Ascendant/Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 6th house/Scorpio of disputes, diseases & daily work life. 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.
Cancer Ascendant/Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 5th house/Scorpio of Creativity, Education, Children and Love etc. 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.
Leo Ascendant/Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 4th house/Scorpio of home, home land and mother. 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.
Virgo Ascendant/Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 3rd house/Scorpio of Travelling, Siblings and Business 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.
Libra Ascendant/Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Ketu will be ruling and transiting in 2nd house/Scorpio of Family, Wealth and Speech etc. It shows that they would be dealing with matters of family and wealth. They can gain wealth through knowledge, education 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.
Scorpio Ascendant/Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpio people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 1st house of Self, Life Path and Overall Life 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.
Sagittarius Ascendant/Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 12th house/Scorpio of Foreign Lands, Spirituality and Isolation 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. Their gains and losses can be same, i.e. they may not be able to save much. 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.
Capricorn Ascendant/Capricorn Moon Sign - For Capricorn people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 11th house/Scorpio of Gains, Income and Desire 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 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.
Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign –For Aquarius people, Ketu will be ruling & transiting in 10th house/Scorpio of Career, Father, Authority and Fame etc. 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.
Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – For Pisces people, Ketu will be in 9th house/Scorpio of Higher Education, Teachers or Gurus etc. 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.
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 falls in chart then it can be disappointing time. Have a Happy Ketu in Scorpio transit.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.