Effects Of Rahu-Ketu On Our Lives.
As per Indian Astrology, Rahu and Ketu are the north and south nodes of the Moon. In an individual’s Patrika (Birthchart), their placements represent the scope of past life Karmic dues that need to be paid in this lifetime. Symbolically, Rahu is considered to be the neck & head part of a person, while the remaining body belongs to Ketu. Sudden favorable or adverse changes in life are triggered by these two nodes. Being of a volatile nature, they can get activated abruptly and take all our ongoing plans off-tangent. The sudden ups and downs of life are enforced by Rahu & Ketu only. Eg. a canceled deal might get a green-light or a great job offer might get delayed!
Positive or negative, we can’t imagine our lives move forward without the strength of Rahu and Ketu. All worldly material things, including digital technology, are influence by Rahu and all spiritual progress is mobilized/monitored by Ketu. While Rahu amplifies desires and ambitions, Ketu removes luxuries from life and makes a person simplistic. A balance of both aspects is necessary for leading a Karmically positive life.
Effects of Rahu
People having a potent presence of Rahu in their Patrikas (Birthcharts) tend to be very intelligent, shrewd, impatient, and technologically savvy. They are attracted to the materialistic and luxurious lifestyle. Rahu-dominant individuals believe in attaining a lot of wealth in a short span of time and they try to find shortcuts to reach their goals. They are capable of achieving anything they want with their intelligence. People with the negative influence of Rahu in their horoscope might break their promises often, resort to cheating and engage in other sorts of immoral activities.
Being a planet of illusions, Rahu leads individuals into a dreamy/whimsical state of mind and forces them to develop unrealistic expectations of life. However, because of their unique mental framework and approach to problems (and life), they use their intelligence to achieve impossible tasks! Many of them opt for Foreign settlement and/or tend to travel abroad frequently. Their foreign network is usually quite strong.
Effects of Ketu
Ketu is a spiritual planet. Being the opposite of Rahu, it represents non-materialistic aspects of life like intuition, inner-self, spiritual growth, and isolation. It often triggers life-upheavaling events, shocks, and surprises. Sudden cancelation of plans is very common during Ketu’s Mahadasha (seven-year phase of Ketu) or Transits.
Individuals with intense Ketu influence in their Patrika (Birthchart) tend to be secretive, creative, and straight forward by nature. They prefer to be alone rather than in crowded places. They like to pursue spiritual practices like meditation, introspection, and prayers. Ketu-dominant people have very sharp powers of intuition or sixth sense. Many of them join religious organizations, some become saints or spiritual leaders, and others just reconnect with their inner-selves. Whichever may be the case, some kind of inner transformation surely happens in the lives of individuals with strong Ketu influence.
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- Patrika: Refers to the Birthchart or horoscope of an individual, also known as Janm Patrika, Kundali, or Lagna Patrika.
- Karma: The sum of an individual’s actions in this and previous lifetime, is considered as the key deciding factor of one’s fate in the current birth.
- Bhrigu Samhita by Maharishi Bhrigu.