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  1. Ketu-Mesha
  2. Ketu-Urisha
  3. Ketu-Mithunaya
  4. Ketu-Karkata
  5. Ketu-Singha
  6. Ketu-Kanya
  7. Ketu-Tula
  8. Ketu-Vṛścika [svakshetra]
  9. Ketu-Dhanus
  10. Ketu-Makara-Draco
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OM shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah

Paalaasha pushpa sankaasham * taarakaa graha mastakam * Raudram raudra atmakam * ghoram tam ketu pranamaamyaham


OM Ekadantaya Vidmahe Vakkratundaya Dheemahi,

Tanno Danti Prachodayat

Professor Ketu

Sikhi * Akasha

Kavandha * Rundaka

resides in


Vrishabha * Sthurin

Cauda Draconis

Caesura * South Node * Dragon's Tail


Taurus * Haw-thor * Shor * sTauri

Toro * Tavros * Oxen * Stirin * Stier * Stauros

Byk * Bika * Boga * Bos bovis

* ath-thawr * hathor * shor

mystical values, dispersed treasuries


Public Figures

Ketu in Bhava-1

Ketu in Bhava-2

Ketu in Bhava-3 [scattered acquisitive mentality]

Ketu in Bhava-4 [scattered acquisitive habits]

Ketu in Bhava-5

[scattered acquisitive intelligence] [disengaged witness to political history] [liberated from financial competition] [disregard for drama of empty values]

Ketu in Bhava-6 * scatters the enemies

Ketu in Bhava-7 * scatters the covenant

  • A Room of One's Own 1882-1941 Bloomsbury Virginia Woolf [Rohini-2]

  • On Golden Pond 1937- drama-fitness Jane Fonda [Rohini-1]


Ketu in Bhava-8 * scatters the secret powers


Ketu in Bhava-9 * scatters the patrons, the father, the sacred doctrine


Ketu in Bhava-10 * anarchy; apathy toward governance hierarchy

Ketu in Bhava-11 [Karkata indriya-lagna] scattering of income, friendship networks


  • POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison

  • artist Pablo Picasso + Guru

Ketu in Bhava-12 * no barriers spiritual guidance

"Been there, done that"

Ketu-Urisha provides the lifetime ease of No Resistance to sensual pleasures, collecting and storage behaviors, wealth acquisition, and beauties of the face, eyes, and, mouth.

Ketu represents surrender, "Islam". Ketu surrenders effortlessly to whatever experience is provided.

Vrishabha indicate values, validity, validation.

Depending on the graha and disposition of Ketu's ruler, Vimshottari periods of Ketu-Urisha [or equally, Ketu-Tula] may produce the experience of invalidation. The bhava of Ketu's ruler Shukra can also provide invalidation regarding one's roles in matters of that bhava or the karaka-signification of that bhava.

  • POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison experienced considerable invalidation in matters concerning economic values and children. His adopted son (Dolley Madison's son from her first marriage) was his only child. This boy became an alcoholic, gambler, debtor, and jailbird who eventually bankrupted both of his parents. Ketu-11's ruler Shukra enjoys uchcha in bhava-9, yet Madison's economic revenues dropped precipitously toward the end of his decades of public service. Part of Shukra's debility is attributable to Shukra-yuti-Surya combustion being burned by Surya, but another issue is Shani-yuti-Rahu-5.

  • POTUS-32 Fireside Chats 1882-1945 Franklin D. Roosevelt [Rohini-2] had a range of of invalidating experience with women and marriage. Similar to Madison, his Shukra is closely moudhya in bhava-5. FDR enjoyed political environments. He was a suave and entertaining communicator, and handsome. Yet, his biography confirms significant erosion of trusts and contracts. Shukra-Makara-Draco = dadgha- ruling Ketu-9 put his paradigm of belief into relationships into a lifelong tailspin.

In Vrishabha, Ketu surrenders to the acquisition of stored values = either treasuries of knowledge or material commodities of exchange.

If the nativity shows an otherwise strong development of the accumulative energies [Shukra] Ketu-Urisha may perform at high levels of financial well-being and knowledge-acquisition, banking, beauty, memory retrieval, and storage behaviors.

However, generally Ketu's apathy leads to a considerable detachment from the acquisitive behaviors.

Shri Ganesha ensures that one is no longer attached to the collecting process, and this detachment liberates both the enemies and the supporters. One's ability to gather up collections of value is both unlimited and unimportant.

Ketu-Urisha provides many scatter-shot experiences with persons of treasury and frequent encounters with banks of natural resources.

Yet ironically because of the absence of ego-attachment one is unlikely believe that collections of value are important. Access comes and goes -- to knowledge, language, food, beauty, voice, wine, or money. Ah, here it is. Ah, there it goes.

Rich values are not blocked but also not retained. Money especially comes and goes. Ketu-Urisha provides little incentive to hold onto treasuries.

  • POTUS-04 USA-Constitution 1751-1836 James Madison * Ketu-Urisha-11 dissolution of marketplace values. Dolley's first husband and elder boy had perished in a terrible yellow fever epidemic. Madison adopted the surviving toddler son of his wife Dolley Madison. The adopted boy became an alcoholic and compulsive gambler who was frequently jailed for gambling debt and theft, who mismanaged Madison's properties, and ultimately plunged the family into financial ruin. Nevertheless, they supported him until the end of their lives (Ketu's lord [uchcha] Shukra-9 patronage). Madison seemed to put up very little resistance to the boy's decades-long pattern of financial drain upon the family, allowing his estate to dwindle. Dolley died in acute poverty as a result.

Attitude of been there, done that which can be quite apathetic and detached even when the relative absence of obstacles has eased the process of store-holding .

Ketu in a rashi of Shukra functions similarly to Chandra in the Shukra-ruled Nakshatra :

  • Chandra in Bharani-Yamya = hard-working, eye on the money * needs to carry valuable burdens * safeguards the treasuries * protects precious values

  • Chandra-Purvaphalguni * soothed by sparkling luxury * protectors of musical entertainments * needs brilliant beauty = luxury-loving, sweet, likes red things

  • Chandra in Pūrvāṣāḍhā = music-and-arts educator, believes in truth via beauty * calmed by valued beliefs * protectors of inspirational beauty * needs philosophical harmony

Ketu in Bhava-2 even when there are other indicators suggesting multiple marriages, Ketu-2 dissolves the second social-recognized contractual union.

Ketu in Bhava-7 * scatters the covenant *

Scattering of the core of trust.

KCollapsing Ketu -Urisha in bhava-7 may indicate chronic disconnection or abandonment issues regarding the life-partner(s) and marriage contract. Specifically the core breakage-of-trust topic = treasury, holdings, assets, and genetic lineage.

  • England-King 1491-1547 Henry VIII [Shukra-yuti-Ketu] Desperate to produce a male heir, Henry decapitated [Ketu] several of his six wives. The others died naturally in states of divorce or widowhood [Ketu]. On the plus side, due to his Rahu-4 property acquisition, Henry also severed the 1000-year-old financial contracts [Shukra] which streamed the property taxes from vast British lands into the coffers of the Church of Rome. Those bonds which Ketu the Liberator will loosen, then freed can help Rahu to strengthen His own desires.

Devaluation. the characteristic activity of Vrishabha = acquisition of values. Ketu = detachment from those values.

Ketu-Urisha does not prevent wealth, but Ketu-Urisha does prevent ego-attachment to wealth. As a result, wealth tends to come and go, with abrupt incursions of financial well-being into the native 's life and equally abrupt separations from material luxury.

One may have association with extreme luxury at times, and massive poverty too. Neither environment can possess any permanent measure of value for the native .

In Vrishabha, Ketu's detached witness behaviors acquire Shukra-like sensual pleasure and wealth-attracting characteristics.

There is considerable luxury in the native 's environment, but one has a curiously detached response to sensual enjoyment = appreciative but not much acquisitive.

  • Japan-Emperor1901-1989 Showa Hirohito. Despite having been born into the luxuries of the Divine Perfection of the Chrysanthemum Throne, Hirohito was nonetheless known for his modesty and disinterest in conspicuous displays of wealth.

Similar to Ketu in bhava-2, but less specific detail. Results depend upon how Professor Bright Beautiful Bhrigu functions in the overall nativity.

Naturally Ketu's results are greatly affected by any graha yuti Ketu; Ketu's bhava' incoming drishti to His absorptive and apathetic script; and the character of His Professor Shukra.

  • Newspapers 1863-1951 plutocrat William Randolph Hearst was an influential - but many would say vicious - industrialist, famous as a labor strikebreaker (Shukra-fairness, justice, contracts; Ketu breaker). Urisha-Ketu-yuti-Shukra. This sweet but detached combination supported the apathy and lack of equity. Unawareness of his impact upon others ultimately permitted the cruelty of his aggressive Mangala-Arudra-6. Shukra-Ketu also assisted (along with randhresha uttama Surya-4) the sources and operations of his affluence to remain camouflaged. His relationships tended to be non-commital [Ketu] and the one marriage that he did avow soon collapsed.

  • In a husbandly nativity, any graha yuti Shukra can indicate one's second and subsequent marriage partners. When the sole graha yuti Shukra is Professor Ketu, and this Shukra-Ketu pair in Shukra's rashi receives no outside-motivation drishti, one may become so apathetic about the second lifepartnership contract that despite sincere affection for the second partner, one does not finalize the marriage. Hearst shared his life for decades with his second partner, a beautiful singer-actress and mother of his youngest child. However, the second pair never married and their child was raised by an aunt.

Ketu = "been there, done that" parallel life pull

One is drawn by [akashic memory]

into the worlds of financial well-being and sensual pleasure,

where one may mingle with bankers, vintners, art collectors, historians, and linguists as one used to do in a previous life;

Yet, in the current life, the thrill of collecting and accumulating is long gone.

Ketu-Urisha seeks to pleasantly disperse the collected wealth, scattering it like particles of dust in a thick dust-cloud

  • Raja Yoga 1863-1902 Swami Vivekananda was surrounded by Euro-American financially privileged devotees and admirers who were more than happy to fund SV's philosophical mission. However, the Swami himself maintained an amused detachment from treasuries, accumulating nothing for his own hoard.

Little can be said with certainty about Ketu without knowing the rashi and bhava of Shukra; plus, any incoming drishti to Ketu must be measured.

One minimal comment = Ketu-Urisha rashi will blunt the sensitivities of Shukra, making the native unsure about pleasure-values in general and in particular there is uncertainty regarding where to establish the limits on sensual indulgence and money-wealth.

One can easily lose oneself in escapist pleasuring behavior including the acquisitive behaviors of accumulating money and objects of value. Yet, upon reflection one may question, what was the value of that acquired item or that sensual experience?

Ketu's signature is disenchantment with the ego-self. In Shukra's sign, Ketu's first choice of route for self-dissolution will be down the path of Shukra's portfolio. If Shukra is strong, then drugs, alcohol, fine fabrics, lovely appearances, delicious foods and scented oils will find one easily. However, no amount of pleasure will be satisfying. One becomes cantankerous. The body's cravings are never fulfilled; desires only increase, without satisfaction.

One seeks deepest fulfillment through marriage and alliances of love,but that area of life is precisely where one becomes is most disenchanted.

The love behavior may be judged by outsiders as "passive-aggressive" because the native simultaneously wants the deepest pleasures of human companionship, while always feeling unsatisfied and rejecting one pleasure-source after the next. There is a fundamental dissatisfaction with money,no matter how much or how little one has of it.

One with Ketu-Urisha either self-scatters through sensual addictions or one develops a very selective sensual filter, allowing the native to pursue only those pleasures which advance specific spiritual goals.

One develops, with age, an increasingly austere aesthetic . Ketu similar to Shani gives better results in upachaya bhava and with age. In Vrishabha, Ketu is never able to fully dissociate from sensual desire.

Permanently unable to significantly connect with partners yet unable to break free of the dependencies which define the union -- think myth of Rahu-Ketu.

Das comments:

"Rahu is in Scorpionis, and Ketu is in Taurus."

"Revengeful, much strife and struggle for living, hardly any achievement worth a name

  • Excited when challenged.

  • Touches extremes resulting in misfortunes.

Hidden motives and energies seldom find an expression.

  • Fortune through a noble partner, though you survive your spouse.

Honor and recognition from the government and learned people.

  • Fair and just."


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