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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.
Vishakha - Vishakha is nakshatra of counselors and guides. It is also nakshatra of split or partition or different direction. For more information on Vishakha Nakshatra, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/vishnaksh.
Libra - As Vishakha is a part of Libra, Libra sign and its representations also become important. 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. Libra is sign of Balance, i.e. striking the Balance between 2 parties/ideologies or even at personal level between our own dilemmas. It is sign of Peace and Diplomacy. And this is what we are seriously looking for after the conflicts and disagreements of Virgo, i.e. Peace to prevail. At personal level, Libra is seen as sign of Relationships. Libra is consisted of 2 and half Nakshatra named Chitra, Swati and Vishakha. Libra's lord is Venus only.
Scorpio - As Vishakha is a part of Scorpio too, Scorpio sign and its representations also become important. 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.
Jupiter - As Jupiter rules Vishakha, Jupiter's position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha.
Venus - As Venus rules Libra, Venus position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha/Libra.
Mars-Ketu - As Mars-Ketu rules Scorpio, Venus position and dignity is important to know about the overall functioning of any planet in Vishakha/Scorpio.
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 Vishakha Nakshatra – Ketu is in Venus’ sign in Libra section and in Mara-Ketu ruled sign in Scorpio. It is in Jupiter’s nakshatra here. As Vishakha remains nakshatra of counselors or guides and as Ketu represents past-life expertise, these people can have a natural ability to guide and counsel others. This is their past-life expertise. In this life, when situations again demand for exhibiting this trait, they can easily do that. They can be a relationship counsellor in Libra section. In Libra section, this person can be a very good mediator or guide/counsellor between two warring parties who can bring them to peace. So, they can be a diplomat, mediator or counsellor/advocate. It is because Libra and its lord Venus represent peace. In Scorpio section, Ketu in Vishakha can show a guide in occult field due to natural Scorpio and Ketu impact. They can also be involved in any other research oriented knowledge like Surgery etc. As Libra is natural sign of business & masses and Ketu represents research, occult and spirituality, it shows that person should serve people through business of this nature.
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. As Ketu remains illusion, possibility of cheating is high in relationship. In relationship matters, as Vishakha represents split direction or separation due to representation of forked branches, they can have separation, divorce or break-up in relationship matters. It is a difficult nakshatra for relationship matters. In Scorpio section, it can be more difficult as it is sign of instability. Person can be attracting people in relationship with whom they can have past-life karma.
Role of Jupiter – Jupiter’s placement is important to guide Ketu in right direction, being Vishakha lord.
Role of Venus – Venus’ placement is important to guide Ketu in right direction, being Libra lord.
Role of Mars-Ketu - Likewise, Mars placement is important to guide Ketu in right direction, being Scorpio 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 Vishakha. So, we always need to take a holistic view of chart rather than just 1 planetary position.
Conclusion – So, this is how I see Ketu in Vishakha can work in a chart.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Swami Premanand Bharti
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