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 Capricorn on Sep, 2017. So, let’s have a look at how this transit is going to impact Human Life on Earth on the basis of following points –
For anyone, who is completely unaware of what Rahu and Ketu is, please check this mythological story - http://astrosaxena.com/rahuketu.
Transit Period – Ketu will move into Capricorn on 9th Sep, 2017 and will stay there till 23rd Mar, 2019. 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 with other articles of transits I recently posted.
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 9th Sep, 2017 but as per Mean Nodes they will change signs on 18th August. 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 Aquarius manifested in last 18 months. Aquarius is 11th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents many things of 11th house of Chart like New Age Technology, Scientific Inventions, Humanitarian Cause and Social Welfare. Ketu represents Research and Investigation. We have to keep in mind that Rahu’s nature is to explode outwards whereas Ketu’s nature is to implode inwards. So, most of the Ketu’s Research related results we may not be aware unless we are connected to Scientific or Technological field, as all researches happen behind the scenes. Still we can see that how things like Whatsapp has become necessary part of our lives in last 1.5 years as it is now being in our daily life, either personal or professional. Overall, we can see that how newish technology is making our life impacted. Only way to clearly understand Ketu’s work in Aquarius to compare our current life with life 1.5 years ago and see how many new Gadgets, Equipments and other Technological & Scientific tools we started using in these 1.5 years. As I said, Ketu implodes. So, we can’t see its effect right on face. We have to research, investigate and closely observe. But we can see its results clearly in our chart as to wherever Aquarius sign is there. As Ketu is separation, it separated or made us feel isolated from the things related to the house where it transited. Like, for me, it was in 4th house of home land & home and one major event during last 18 months that I sold my home at my home town to buy a home at Hyderabad. So, Ketu worked for me. I am sure that likewise it worked for many other people. You have to again observe about things related to house where Ketu was transiting in Aquarius and ask yourself if you were physically or mentally separated from those things in last 18 months or not?
Eclipse Season – In a way, this transit is unique as it will coincide with Eclipse Season. We have Lunar Eclipse on 7th Aug, 2017 and then Solar Eclipse on 21st Aug, 2017. We can see that these dates are very close to Rahu-Ketu transits. In a generic way, during Lunar Eclipse we have to be careful around things represented by Moon and by the house which Moon rules with Cancer sign as those things can get eclipsed/taken away or at least we feel that those things can get eclipsed. Likewise, during Solar Eclipse we have to be careful around things represented by Sun and by the house which Sun rules with Leo sign as those things can get eclipsed/taken away or at least we feel that those things can get eclipsed. Effect of Eclipses remain 5 days before and after the actual date of Eclipses. So, be careful about Sun-Moon related things in coming month time.
Now, Ketu, Capricorn and Ketu in Capricorn.
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.
Capricorn - Capricorn is the 10th sign of Zodiac Belt, hence it represents many things related with 10th house of horoscope like Law and Order, Government, Authority, Organisation, Discipline etc. Besides it also represents World outside your home and people, Fear and Anxiety etc. Capricorn is consisted of next 2 and half Nakshatra, i.e. Uttar-Ashadha, Shravana and Dhanishtha. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn and that's why it represents Fear and Anxiety.
Ketu in Capricorn – As Ketu will be in Capricorn now for next 1.5 years, there may be a natural isolation or separation from accepting anyone’s authority. People may not like anyone wielding authority, rules or regulations over them. We may see rise in people’s protests against Government and Legal Agencies through-out the world. People may not like to work under anyone’s authority that means we may see more and more people becoming independent business people/entrepreneurs in this time. This situation can also give rise to crimes in society as people will not be willing to follow the law. It also shows kind of revolts against Govts. So, we can say that Govt and Law Enforcement Agencies are going to have a tough time. Also, someone who wields unnecessary authority at work may have a tough time coming. As Ketu represents Research & Investigation, this is the time when we may see research done in Legal field now. This means that we may see many new laws being imposed by Govt on Public and then people may revolt against imposition of such laws. As Ketu is head-less, we can see some mindless laws being imposed or Govt taking mindless decisions. At personal level, in whichever house Ketu transits in Capricorn as per Ascendant, we will see a natural isolation/separation from the things related with that house. Isolation will be more evident regarding things which are Jeeva Karaka rather than Ajeeva Karaka. Also, if people related to that house are authoritative in nature, then there will be a natural feeling of isolation towards such a person. Overall, this can be time of defying, revolting or working against the Authority, Govt or Laws.
We will have an opportunity to revisit these results in mid-way when Mars will be retrograde in Capricorn next year and will join Ketu. It will be around May, 2018. So, when we try to understand Mars Retrograde in Capricorn from May, 2018 to Nov, 2018, we will reflect if Ketu in Capricorn worked as we thought or not. So, we are here for a test.
House Co-ruled by Ketu – Ketu co-rules Scorpio sign with Mars. So, whichever house of your chart has Scorpio sign, things related to that house will be manifested during this transit through the house where Capricorn falls in your chart.
Ketu 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.
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 Capricorn 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.
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 good for you.
Planets in Capricorn – Also, if you are born with planets in Capricorn, you will see results of those planets too as Ketu transits over them. So, the person may feel isolation/separation from things that planet is karaka and things related with houses that planet rules.
Ketu’s Aspects – Besides transiting in Capricorn, Ketu will also give results of the houses where it aspects through 5th house and 9th house aspects. From Capricorn, Ketu will aspect on Taurus and Virgo. So, wherever these 2 signs fall in your chart, will also be effected by Ketu’s transit.
Planets Transiting through Capricorn – During the same transit of Ketu in Capricorn, other planets like Sun, Moon, Mercury, Venus and Mars will transit through Capricorn in due course. So, all these planets will impact and get impacted by Ketu in Capricorn.
Saturn’s Impact – Now, an important thing is happening here. Capricorn is ruled by Saturn. Saturn will be in Sagittarius during the time Ketu is in Capricorn. Sagittarius is 12th sign from Capricorn.12th house is of Losses. Sagittarius is sign of Higher Education & Law. So, Saturn’s position shows losses to Govt & Authority in matters of Law. Then at the same time, Ketu is making us defying the Govt & Authority. So overall, it looks like a troublesome time for Govt & Authorities due to Law.
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.
- Dhanishta – 1st Ketu will transit over Dhanishtha which relates to Material Wealth, Abundance and Music. This time will make us research & investigate on our Wealth status. We will reflect back on abundance factor in life. As Dhanishta is ruled by Mars, we will get results of the house where Mars is in birth chart. Actually, Ketu is currently in Dhanishta, so we might be already thinking about these things.
- Sravana – Then Ketu will be over Sravana Nakshatra, which literally means Listening. It is a nakshatra of Counselling. So, people will be lot more patient in listening to others in this time. A counsellor like me will research more about how to improve my skills. We will also get the results of the house where Moon is placed in chart as Sravana is ruled by Moon.
- Uttara-Ashadha – Then Ketu will transit over Uttara-Ashadha Nakshatra ruled by Sun. So, we will get the results of the house where Sun is placed in chart. Also, as Uttara Ashadha is about Education and Studious People, we will be research oriented in our respective Educational Field.
One 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.
Now, the main course.
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 is bound to happen.
Aries Ascendant or Aries Moon Sign – For Aries people, Ketu will be transiting 10th house of Career, Father, Authority and Fame after ruling 8th house of Sudden Events and Changes with Scorpio. It shows that Aries people will be most affected by isolation towards authority as double energy of 10th house and 10th sign is working. They will not like to work under anyone’s authority. Due to a sudden event, they can or have to leave their career. This certainly shows a change in Career or Jobs. It also shows that they can be separated from Father for various reasons. It shows a sudden event impacting their Father, regarding which they should be careful of. Professionally, this transit can still be better for someone who is in Business and not working under any authority. A natural tendency will be there to defy the law, govt or authority.
Taurus Ascendant or Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Ketu will be in 9th house of Higher Education, Teachers or Gurus etc after ruling the 7th house of Relation, Partnership and Other People with Scorpio. This shows that person can have revolting attitude towards his authoritative teachers. A person will feel isolate from those teachers who are just too strict. He will prefer research and learn on his own rather than be under any authoritative teachers. Due to a sudden event related with Business, Marriage or Other People, he can go for a long distance travels. He can research more and get higher education useful in his Business. A pilgrimage is on. Time to get some higher education but mostly, it will be on your own.
Gemini Ascendant or Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Ketu will be in 8th house of Change, Occult and Mysteries after ruling 6th house of Daily Work Life, Diseases, Disputes and Conflicts with Scorpio sign. It shows that you may get into illness or surgery type situation due to a sudden event. So, please be very careful about your health. It also shows a natural inclination towards research of occult, secrecy and mysticism related matters. If in-laws are authoritative, it shows a separation from them. It shows that inheritance property can have a split during this transit. It also shows that someone’s daily work routine can be of research and investigation during this time. As Ketu is coming into 8th house and will be joined by Mars in 2018, there is a big indication of going into Surgery. So, please be very careful during this time.
Cancer Ascendant or Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Ketu will be in 7th house of Relations, Partners, Spouse and Business after ruling 5th house of Love, Children, Creativity and Education etc through Scorpio. It shows a natural inclination of not being in relationship during this time. If partner is too authoritative, person may decide to leave the relation. If partner is in Business, same thing can happen if he/she is authoritative. Anyways, Ketu transiting through 7th house shows that person got separated from Partner, for various reasons. Certainly not the ideal time to begin a new relationship. Due to a sudden event, they may have to go far away from their partner. At the same time, person can be very research oriented towards his Business. He can connect with other people with the help of his hobbies and creativity.
Leo Ascendant or Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Ketu will be transiting 6th house of disputes, conflicts & daily work life after ruling 4th house of home, home land and mother with Scorpio sign. It shows that Leo people will feel a natural isolation from people who are authoritative in their jobs/services. It also shows illness to Mother. Some events related with real estate and loans may take place. Ketu in 6th house can give some unusual or rare disease. So, be careful about your own and Mother’s health. People in Legal/Medical field will face lots of issues with Authorities. This can be a good time for getting into Social Service and Serving the Under-Privileged as 6th house represents Service.
Virgo Ascendant or Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Ketu will be transiting 5th house of Creativity, Education, Children and Love etc after ruling 3rd house of Skill, Interests, Communications and Business etc with Scorpio sign. It shows that due to a sudden event, there can be a split in love relation if partner is authoritative. Person may be separated from love interest or children for various reasons. Not the ideal time to begin any new love relation. At the same time, person can be very research oriented towards his education. He can work a lot on his hobbies and interests to improve them. Kind of ideal time for getting in to Legal Education and Research. Need to be careful regarding Children and their health.
Libra Ascendant or Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Ketu will be in 4th house of home, home land and mother after ruling 2nd house of Family, Wealth and Speech with Scorpio sign. It shows that due to a sudden event in family, Libra people may have to leave their home and mother. It shows a clear separation from Mother or Home for various reasons. It can also be a separation due to authoritative nature of Mother. Anyways, it can also be time of taking care of Mother’s health. Person can be separated from his real estate property too. At the same time, it can be ideal time to Meditate. They will find peace of mind in meditation. It shows their wealth may come from Mother or Real Estate or Spiritual Means during this time. They can be in search of peace of mind.
Scorpio Ascendant or Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpions, Ketu will be in 3rd house of Travelling, Siblings and Business etc after ruling their 1st house of Self and Life Path etc with Scorpio sign. It shows that due to a sudden event, Scorpion people may have to travel away from home, home land & Mother as 3rd house is 12th from 4th house, hence it shows loss of 4th house related things. It also shows a clear separation from Siblings, especially younger sibling. If siblings are authoritative, then also this separation can happen. It can be the case of travelling due to their Business. At the same time, they will research a lot on their Business and Communications. They can be very spiritual in their ways of communication.
Sagittarius Ascendant or Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Ketu will be in 2nd house of Family, Wealth and Speech etc after ruling 12th house of Foreign Lands and Spirituality etc with Scorpio sign. It shows that due to a sudden event which may happen at a faraway place or of Spiritual Nature, Sagittarians may have to leave their family or family lineage. It can be one of the cases of person going abroad due to nature of Job. They may also feel separated from the family if family environment is very restrictive and strict. They can gain wealth from foreign lands and spiritual means. They can be really calculative about their wealth or abundance factor during this time. They will find spirituality and peace away from Family.
Capricorn Ascendant or Capricorn Moon Sign – For Capricorn people, Ketu will be in 1st house of Self, Life Path and Overall Life etc after ruling 11th house of income, gains and desires etc with Scorpio sign. When Ketu transits the Ascendant, person feels isolated and separated from Self. It means that he doesn’t find self-worth and hence he does lots of research 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. Their gains can come to them from Occult and Spiritual pursuits. They will be inclined to serve a higher cause. There will be some event related with elder sibling which may impact their life path. Good time for Spiritual Growth.
Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign - For Aquarians, Ketu will be in 12th house of Foreign Lands, Spirituality and Isolation etc after ruling 10th house of Career, Work and Father etc with Scorpio. It shows that Aquarians may have to travel to Foreign or Faraway Lands due to Career or Work but in the end they may feel isolated there. It also shows losses or health issues to Father. So, good care must be taken regarding Father’s health. They can be very unusual about their spiritual views and may not like to be in a company of an Authoritative Spiritual Guru. They will keep a different view on Spiritual subjects and try to find their own meaning of Spirituality.
Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – Last but certainly not the least. For Pisces people, Ketu will be in 11th house of Gains, Income and Desire etc after ruling 9th house of Higher Education, Teachers and Different Cultures. It shows that Pisces ascendant people will be separated or feel separated from their elder sibling who can be little authoritarian. It also shows a separation from working in a large organization or corporate. At the same time, their research in higher education can bring gains in life. They can be very calculative about their earning and income during this time. Interaction with people of different culture and on the subject of higher learning can bring them good gains and fulfil their desires. They may not be too willing to network with their professional circle but whenever they do, it will be around subjects like higher learning, occult and spirituality.
Conclusion – As we can see that common theme of Ketu transit looks like going against the authority or authoritative attitude of people. I find nothing wrong in it as long as you have logics to support your actions.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer