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 Sagittariys 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 Sagittarius on 23rd Mar, 2019 and will stay there till 19th Sep, 2020. 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 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 23rd March, 2019 but as per Mean Nodes they will change signs on 7th March, 2019. I am not going into debate of which one is more correct as the difference between the two is less than 1 degree and such discussions never reach any conclusion. 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 Capricorn manifested in last 18 months and it was funny time for people in authority. As Capricorn is sign of Govt & Authority and as Ketu represents isolation & separation, last 18 months were troublesome for people in Govt or any type of authority who tried to misuse their authority. We have seen examples in fields like politics, government and sports that whenever anyone tried to be authoritative, abuse his authority or show-off his ego of authority, then Ketu in Capricorn didn’t take it long to show him his right place. We have seen examples of ruling political parties losing important elections in many countries, sacking of high authority people and incidents like Ball Tampering in Cricket where people in authority had to suffer due to abuse of their power. Overall, it was a time of revolt against authority, either direct or indirect. So, we can say that Ketu’s transit in Capricorn had shown its colours. Now, it is turn of Ketu in Sagittarius.
Saturn-Ketu-Pluto conjunction – During this transit, Ketu will join Saturn-Ketu in Sagittarius which will make a stressful combination for about 10 months. We will understand this conjunction and its effect on us through a separate article.
Eclipse Season – With this transit, now eclipse seasons will also switch to Gemini/Sagittarius axis and we will have eclipse months on July, 2019, Dec, 2019 and June, 2020. For more info on eclipse season, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/eclipses.
Now, Ketu, Sagittarius and Ketu in Sagittarius.
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.
Sagittarius – Sagittarius is the 9th sign of zodiac belt, hence it represents many things related with the 9th house of horoscope like Religion, Knowledge, Wisdom, Higher Learnings, Gurus, Teachings from your Father etc. Besides it also represents Coaching, Universities, Professors and Preachers, Higher Wisdom, Written Law of the Land etc. Sagittarius has next set of 2 and half nakshatra which are Mula, Purva-Ashadha and Uttara-Ashadha. Sagittarius' lord is Jupiter..
Ketu in Sagittarius – Now Ketu will be in Sagittarius now for next 1.5 years which is ruled by Jupiter. 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 Sagittarius & the house it is falling in to and would make us go within regarding those things. We can see following results of Ketu in Sagittarius –
- Ketu will make us physically or mentally separated from the things or people of the house where Sagittarius falls in chart.
- As it is sign of Teachers and Gurus, we can see a natural revolt in people regarding following their teachers, philosophies and teachings.
- This can also lead to conflicts of fundamentalist beliefs of any kind.
- At the same time, Ketu is research & investigation and Sagittarius is sign of higher education. So, this can be an excellent transit for any kind of research work and higher learning.
- It can also lead people to learn about different religions, ethnicity and philosophies. People can also have split opinions on the organized religions.
- As Ketu also represents occult, mysticism and spirituality, this transit can help us to know more about these fields of knowledge.
- So overall, this transit is supportive of knowledge, research and higher education. People who are fundamentalist about their belief system may learn few lessons during this transit. As we were not supposed to be authoritative or egoistic during Ketu in Capricorn, now we are not supposed to be fundamentalist/egoistic about our beliefs and knowledge during Ketu in Sagittarius else Ketu with Saturn-Pluto won’t take long to show us our place.
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 Sagittarius 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 Sagittarius 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 good for you.
Planets in Scorpio and Sagittarius – Also, if you are born with planets in Scorpio & Sagittarius, 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 in a particular chart.
Ketu’s Aspects – Besides transiting in Sagittarius, Ketu will also give results of the houses where it aspects through 5th house and 9th house aspects. From Sagittarius, Ketu will aspect on Aries and Leo. 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 Sagittrius. So, we will be inclined towards exploring or education related with houses where Aries and Leo fall in your char
Planets Transiting through Sagittarius – During the same transit of Ketu in Sagittarius along with Saturn-Pluto, 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 Sagittarius. We can say that there will be lots of energy in Sagittarius during this transit.
Parivartan Yoga – With Jupiter in Scorpio and Ketu in Sagittarius, there will be a PY between these two planets and as both planets support education, knowledge and occult/mystical/spiritual knowledge, we can see a rise in knowledge or interest of people in these fields. At the same time, things/people related with the house, where Sagittarius falls in chart, can be transformed or person can be separated from those things/people as Jupiter is transiting 12th from its own sign Sagittarius.
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.
- Uttara-Ashadha – Ketu is currently transitting over Uttara-Ashadha Nakshatra in Capricorn and will continue the same transit in Sagittarius. It is 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 field of education and interests.
- Purva-Ashadha – Then Ketu will transit over Purva-Ashadha nakshatra and we will be education or learning oriented as it is nakshatra of higher education. We will learn how to segregate the useful information from useless information. As Venus rules it, Ketu can separate us from worthless relationships and move towards more meaningful ones. We will also get the results of the house where Venus is placed in chart.
- Moola – Then Ketu will be in own nakshatra Moola. This can be the time when this transit of Ketu in Sagittarius can show its true colour as it can remove the fundamentalist approach of people in matters of knowledge & belief and start new benevolent approach which accepts or receives all beliefs and philosophies.
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. For more info on this concept, please check this link - https://www.astrosaxena.com/jkak. 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.
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 more potential to happen.
Aries Ascendant/Aries Moon Sign – For Aries people, Ketu will be in 9th house/Sagittarius of Higher Education, Teachers or Gurus etc after ruling the 8th house/Scorpio of occult, research and changes. It shows that Aries people will be highly inclined towards higher education, religion, philosophies etc. They can be involved in research oriented higher education. This transit can bring sudden change in their belief system. This can bring disagreements with their teachers or towards any fundamentalist approach towards knowledge and philosophy. They can go on sudden travels to far distant lands. Their travels can be more related with education. They can have controversial or unconventional views on religion and philosophy.
Taurus Ascendant/Taurus Moon Sign – For Taurus people, Ketu will be in 8th house/Sagittarius of Change, Occult and Mysteries after ruling 7th house/Scorpio of relationship, business and masses. It shows that they can go through a major change in their relationship life as Scorpio and 8th house are getting involved together. Good/bad nature of change will depend on how overall chart and dashas are for relationship. It also shows a major change in business and dealing with people. They can gain higher education related with their business or learn new lessons in how to deal with other people or relationships in a better way. This transit can bring gains from business but in relationship life, they need to be very careful. Good time to go towards meditation.
Gemini Ascendant/Gemini Moon Sign – For Gemini people, Ketu will be in 7th house/Sagittarius of Relations, Partners, Spouse and Business after ruling 6th house/Scorpio of daily work life, disputes and diseases etc. 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 clearly shows disputes, conflicts and litigations coming in their relationship life. Again, final result depends on chart + dasha + transits. It can also show illness to spouse. It also shows that their daily work life can be in business setup and it can be education, knowledge or research based business. Overall, not a good transit for relationship. Please keep focus on higher education and business.
Cancer Ascendant/Cancer Moon Sign – For Cancer people, Ketu will be transiting 6th house/Sagittarius of disputes, diseases & daily work life after ruling 5th house of love, happiness and education. It shows that Cancer people can get into disputes with their love interests. There can be illness related to stomach or intestines. At the same time, they can be interested in medical or legal education. Their first child can have health issues or people planning for 1st child can face some obstacles. 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.
Leo Ascendant/Leo Moon Sign – For Leo people, Ketu will be transiting 5th house/Sagittarius of Creativity, Education, Children and Love etc after ruling 4th house/Scorpio of home, home land and mother 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 peace of mind through matters of education and creativity. They can get higher education in their creative pursuits. They can pursue some creative work or business from home or own private office. Good transit for higher education but not so good for love matters.
Virgo Ascendant/Virgo Moon Sign – For Virgo people, Ketu will be in 4th house/Sagittarius of home, home land and mother after ruling 3rd house/Scorpio of travelling, business, communication and interests. It shows that Virgo people 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 home based business. Their business can be related with their skills, interests and higher education. It shows that they can be getting education related with business, skills and interests. Good time to go towards meditation.
Libra Ascendant/Libra Moon Sign – For Libra people, Ketu will be in 3rd house/Sagittarius of Travelling, Siblings and Business etc after ruling their 2nd house/Scorpio of wealth, family and assets. It shows that they can be inclined towards gaining wealth through business, communication and travelling. Their business can also be education or knowledge oriented. 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. Good transit to collect as much information as they want.
Scorpio Ascendant/Scorpio Moon Sign – For Scorpio people, Ketu will be in 2nd house/Sagittarius of Family, Wealth and Speech etc after ruling 1st house/Scorpio of self, life path and overall life. It shows that their overall life would be about dealing with matters of family and wealth. They can gain wealth through self efforts especially by 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. Not a good time to enjoy togetherness of family life.
Sagittarius Ascendant/Sagittarius Moon Sign – For Sagittarius people, Ketu will be in 1st house of Self, Life Path and Overall Life etc after ruling 12th house/Scorpio of foreign lands, spirituality and imagination. 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. They can go away from their place of birth. Good time for spiritual, occult and mystical pursuits or gaining higher education.
Capricorn Ascendant/Capricorn Moon Sign - For Capricorn people, Ketu will be in 12th house/Sagittarius of Foreign Lands, Spirituality and Isolation etc after ruling 11th house/Scorpio of income and gains etc. It shows that they can gain from foreign lands, research and knowledge of occult, spiritual and mystical subjects. They can be interested in higher education and research of religious/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.
Aquarius Ascendant or Aquarius Moon Sign –For Aquarius people, Ketu will be in 11th house of Gains, Income and Desire etc after ruling 10th house/Scorpio of career or work. It shows that Aquarius people will be separated or feel separated from their elder sibling. 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 through their career or work 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. They can gain a lot from knowledge and education based entrepreneurship. They should utilize their knowledge to serve a higher humanitarian cause.
Pisces Ascendant or Pisces Moon Sign – For Pisces people, Ketu will be transiting 10th house/Sagittarius of Career, Father, Authority and Fame after ruling 9th house/Scorpio of higher education, faraway lands and different ethnicity. As 10th house is house of career, 9th house is house of loss of 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. At the same time, they can be inclined towards work related with higher education, knowledge and teaching. Not a good transit for job based career. Hence, they should start focus on their own business.
Conclusion – As we can see that common theme of Ketu transit looks like higher education, research and knowledge, this transit can be very helpful for any type of educational pursuit but if we are looking to get the results from people of the house where Sagittarius falls in chart then it can be disappointing time. Also, it is not the time to get fundamentalist, egoistic or rigid about your knowledge and belief else one can have rough time dealing with Ketu.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.