Today, Mars-Ketu Conjunction.
Let's 1st understand what these planets represent on their own?
Mars - Mars represents our will power, courage, ability to take actions, aggressive nature, anger, our fighting ability, brother, male friends, a boy friend for a girl, a soldier, an athlete and real estate etc.
Ketu - Just like Rahu, Ketu also represents Illusion as both are illusionary planets but the difference is that Ketu is also the one who removes the illusion and brings enlightenment. Besides this, Ketu represents Isolation, Separation, Spirituality, Mystical World, Other Dimension means things related to Alien World, 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.
House Ruler - Besides these karaka things, Mars & Ketu will also rule some houses in your chart and will represent things related to that house. Of course we can't cover conjunctions Ascendant and house wise else it will never be over. So, you have to include those things at the time of interpreting this conjunction. Also, we need to keep in mind all Yogas and Raj-Yogas which their conjunction would be making to completely understand the conjunction. Here, we can only cover meaning as per karakas.
Meaning of Mars-Ketu Conjunction - This conjunction can be interpreted in many ways. At one side, it can give extreme ability to research and dig-deep into things and matters of interests. It makes person extremely courageous and face the most life-threatening situations. But on the other hand, it can make person get into situations like accidents, surgeries or bloodshed a lot. This conjunction's results would largely depend on Moon's position. If Moon is trashed, then this person can get into violent activities and may even be unemotional towards self or others while harming them. Mars is Actions and Ketu is headless, so this person can be headless about their actions. The only field where this conjunction would help is when person is into research oriented field. There, this conjunction gives hell of courage to dig to the deepest level. That's why, they can be very good surgeons or research people. They can have some huge issues of stress in the house they are positioned. With things related to that house, there will be immense stress around. They can suddenly burst into anger. This conjunction largely depends on the dignity of Mars and condition of Moon. Mind and Actions should be in right direction to make any gain out of this conjunction. Else it can be a stressful combination.
Who will win the Conjunction? - Mars will, as Ketu is shadow of Mars.
Dignity & Strength -
This conjunction is best in Scorpio, as Mars & Ketu co-rule it. Another good sign is Capricorn, where Mars is exalted.
It can be worst in Cancer as Mars is debilitated and person will have no idea about his right action.
In Aries, Leo, Sagittarius and Pisces, Mars will be in very good dignity and actions will be dignified. So, Ketu will get support.
In Gemini, Virgo, and Aquarius, Mars is in enemy sign, hence person may not have right idea or direction of taking actions and Ketu is always headless to take actions. So, these placements may lead to situations where person may not have idea of his right actions.
In Taurus & Libra, Mars is in neutral dignity. Neither too good and nor too bad. Again, person will have some illusion or wrong idea about his actions. Also, the house where it falls, will be hurt by these 2 strong malefics.
Hope this helps. Please post any comment or query you may have.
Vishal S Saxena – Astrologer