As per Vedic or Hindu astrology Rahu and Ketu are considered as planets even though they are not celestial bodies but only strategic points on the celestial sphere. In this article result of conjunction of Ketu with other planets is discussed..
Astronomically, Ketu and Rahu denote the points of intersection of the paths of ‘the Earth around the Sun’ and ‘the Moon around the Earth’ as they move on the celestial sphere. Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are respectively called the north and the south lunar nodes.
Ketu is the descending lunar node and as per a legend is said to be the body of an Asura (demon) after its head was cut off by God Vishnu.
Ketu is believed to have a tremendous impact on human lives. Ketu in conjunction with other planets gives different results as described below:
Sun with Ketu: This conjunction gives rise to tremendous energy which may be good or bad depending upon the sign in which it takes place in a birth chart. In Aries when Ketu is in its own Nakshatra the native is steered towards spirituality. In Libra such conjunction is not favourable. In the birth chart of Sikander the great this conjunction occurred in Leo sign.
Moon with Ketu: Under malefic influences this conjunction gives mental unrest and fears. Under favourable influences this conjunction instigates towards positivity.
Mars with Ketu: This conjunction acts like a volcano. Even under favourable influences this conjunction gives not only tremendous self-confidence and courage but also cruelty and aggression.
Mercury with Ketu: This conjunction prompts the native to do something new and different in his or her line of work. This conjunction gives imaginative power with revolutionary ideas. This conjunction in the birth chart of Hollywood’s Steven Spielberg gave many wonderful films.
Jupiter with Ketu: This conjunction is considered most auspicious as each takes care of other’s short comings. The native as a result of this conjunction may achieve interest and success in spiritual pursuits. In particular this conjunction in Sagittarius or Pisces is more auspicious.
Venus with Ketu: Under favourable influences this conjunction gives success in acting and writing. This conjunction was present in the birth charts of Charles Dickens and Earnest Hemingway. But this conjunction gives birth to an urge for getting true love and the native may get disappointment if true love is not found in this imperfect world.
Saturn with Ketu: This conjunction makes life full of struggle, dissatisfaction and sorrow. But there is nothing negative about it if one wants to evolve. Such conjunction can refine a person and give precious experiences. The late Ghanshyam Das Birla had this conjunction in his birth chart so his life full of struggles gave birth to the Birla Group.
Article by: Jyotirvid Pawan Kumar