Collapsing Ketu occupies[ 4th-from-Chandra]
AUM kem ketave namah
OM shram shreem shroum sah ketave namah
कावन्ध kāvandha (appearing as a headless trunk)
विशिरस्क viśiraska vishiraska (headless)
pralaya (cosmic dissolution)
pralaya (cosmic dissolution)
Tail of the Dragon
the fourth house
Tucker Sno-cat 443 (1955 model) on the 1957-1958 Antarctic mission.
Gifted in service of providing security to others, by one who does not own a home, or has no fixed residence; or one in service to education, by one who holds no diploma; or one who guards and protects the Earth, who does not own the Earth
Public career dominates home routines
Rarely at home, usually out doing Rahu's public high visibility roles. When at home, rather apathetic or dispersed in attention.
The highest manifestation of Ketu consciousness = impersonal but wise custodial stewardship of the land.
Building disintegration or collapse.
A general vagueness, unsustainable claims, dissolved roots, or fogginess in matters of lands, properties, vehicles, boundaries, nation and nationality.
Matched by ambitious intensity to obtain social-authority positions (10 Rahu)
Ketu in bhava-4 may indicate a despair arising from a deep and unsatisfied longing to connect with the "roots " of one's mother's lineage.
One may feel fundamentally insecure throughout life.
Ketu in bhava-4 may suggest acute disappointment toward one or both of the parents, a dysfunctional parent or a parent with some type of alienating chronic condition such as a mental or physical illness, addiction, et-cetera.
One may desperately try to possess material goods in the effort to feel secure. However, the gnawing deeper dissatisfaction will always be present because Shri Ketu is sending a message!
/ Witness viewpoint / especially effective regarding expectations of the parents , who are rather bound to be failures in the business of providing core security to one who has this Ketu placement in bhava-4.
In addition to signifying peculiar [Ketu] parents, the marriage may also feel disconnected when Chandra-yuti-Rahu-10
One may have an ill mother, whose energies are Ketu-scattered
With Ketu in bandhu bhava, one's pre-incarnationally planned decision to select protective, supportive parents may bring detached wisdom that can greatly advance the spiritual comprehension.
crumbling former crofts of home weavers
remnants of Scotland's obsolete manual textile industry
100 years since their abandonment
Public Figure Examples
[for Makara-Draco indriya-lagna]
[dispersed homeland bloodlines] [physically scattered cultural foundations] [energetic absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to pioneering actions of the local settlements]
[vigorous journeys away from the home-folk] [primal disdain for the educational infrastrucuture] [disinterest in the customary movements of liturgical worship] [Rahu-Tula-10 = elite bargaining-brokering executive career]
[passively fixated on ambitiously diplomatic-partnering -partnering Rahu-Tula-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Kumbha indriya-lagna]
[dispersed homeland heritage] [historically scattered cultural foundations]
[knowledgeable absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to financial needs of the local settlements]
[valuable journeys away from the home-folk] [fluctuating assessments of educational infrastrucuture] [disinterest in the customary sounds of liturgical worship]
[passively fixated on ambitiously secretive-emerging Rahu-Vṛścika-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Meena - Antya indriya-lagna]
[communicatively dispersed homeland roots] [commercially scattered cultural foundations] [chatty absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to management of the local settlements]
[business journeys away from the home-folk] [wandering conversations anchor the basic education] [disinterest in the customary phrasing of liturgical worship]
[passively fixated on ambitiously inspirational-dogmatic Rahu-Dhanus-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Mesha indriya-lagna]
[sentimentally dispersed homeland roots] [soothingly scattered cultural foundations] [patriotic absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to needs of local settlements]
[rhythmic long journeys away from the home-folk] [wandering pathways anchor the basic education] [disinterest in the customary agricultural lunar worship]
[passively fixated on ambitious regulatory Rahu-Makara-Draco-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Urisha indriya-lagna]
[brightly dispersed homeland roots] [theatrically scattered secure foundations] [showy absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local politics] [Rahu-Kumbha-10 = elite marketplace-networking executive career]
[dramatic long journeys away from the home-folk] [wandering ways for theatrical education] [detached performance of the customary solar worship]
[passively fixated on ambitiously friendly- profitable Rahu-Kumbha-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Mithuna indriya-lagna]
[laboring wanderers have dispersed homeland roots] [unfairly scattered secure foundations] [overworked absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local exploitation]
[passively fixated on ambitiously imaginative-symbolic Rahu-Meena-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Karkata indriya-lagna]
[diplomaticly dispersed homeland roots] [smoothly scattered secure foundations] [pleasantly gracious absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local arrangements]
[passively fixated on ambitiously competitive-challenging Rahu-Mesha-10 10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Simha indriya-lagna]
[shockingly dispersed homeland roots] [suddenly scattered secure foundations] [transformative absentee mother-caretaker] [neutral witness to local emergencies]
[passively fixated on ambitiously sensual-entreasuring Rahu-Urisha leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Kanya indriya-lagna]
[unrooted in customary folk beliefs] [unconcerned with parental ideologies] [liberated from the bonds of ancestral convictions]
[passively fixated on ambitiously messaging-commercial Rahu-Mithuna-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Tulā indriya-lagna]
[passively fixated on ambitiously protective-defensive Rahu-Karkata-10 10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[passively fixated on ambitiously speculative-political Rahu in Singha-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
[for Dhanus-Haya indriya-lagna]
[passively fixated on ambitiously ministering-assisting Rahu in Partha-10 leaders, commanders, hierarchs]
KETU IN Bhava- 4 =
Similar to the effect of Ketu in 4th from Chandra
also similar to Ketu yuti lord of bhava-4
perpetual underlying psychic grief for some ineffable lost connection to the homeland; lost roots
Ketu diffuses, scatters, nebulizes matters of His residential bhava.
Professor Ketu teaches on the topics of liberation from fixed form, freedom from conventional limitations, dispersal of burdens, and spiritual wandering.
Effects of Ketu include wandering in cloud-form (nebula) and unsettled, liberated behavior in the bhava.
Ketu grants the passive benefits of freedom-from, not the active benefits of freedom-to
[Ketu in Bhava-4] * anaphylaxis (incomplete protection).
Learning path of unrootedness
Rahu-10 emphasizes social leadership, and Ketu-4 releases local attachments. Many high-recognition public figures have Ketu-4 because their Rahu-10 authoritative social obligations keep these natives away from home.
Due to Rahu-10, the Ketu-4 nativity is often found in highly visible placements in the social hierarchies. One craves recognition, iconic status, or governance power and Typically, the life trajectory has prepared the native to take a high position.
Rahu craves elite privilege (10) while Ketu shows the great base of the settled folk (4).
One commonplace feature of Ketu-4 = the native may be vaguely schooled or perhaps educated in schools outside of the homeland (4).
Roots in the home culture are weak while ambitious connection to the larger hierarchical structures of world power, international and corporate pyramids which span regional boundaries, are proportionally much stronger.
There can be several scenarios.
One version = Ketu-4 has been educated abroad. Thus one obtains the lingua-franca of the times, and one comes to possess the habits of elite behavior within the privileged classes. Conversely, one may not be familiar with the local languages or folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms. Most critically that portion of religion which is folk-custom and superstition (the major part) may unfamiliar to Ketu-4.
Another scenario = one is educated indeed in the local schools, but the desired [Rahu] seat of power is located in an adjacent sphere. Thus one is familiar with the folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of one's own folk but lacks a rooted understanding of the full group of peoples over whom one gains governance control. Along with Rahu's passion for the privilege of high leadership positions, Ketu may produce disdain for the local folk and their basic needs.
Another version = schooling (4) : foundational education = local and patriotic but very exclusive and elite, so that Ketu-4 grows up almost entirely out of contact with the Great Base of the Pyramid which consists of the lower peoples and their emotionally charged but parochial worldview.
Ketu's behavior is always directed by Ketu's ruler. Here is a case of Ketu-4 ruled by a powerful [uchcha] Mangala-1 casting drishti into Ketu-4 while Mangala is further strengthened via Guru and more.
Rahu-10 desires to rule over a people whose folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms and expectations are only vaguely understood [Ketu] and toward whom Rahu-10 feels a certain disregard for their commonness. Not contempt, but a certain incoherent vagueness of comprehension [Ketu].
Ketu-4's vagueness about the life lived by the vast majority in the great base of the social pyramid partners with power-hungry Rahu-10's notorious ability to rule fiercely, absent empathy for the common people.
Ketu-4 yearns for: emotional stability, mother's unconditional love and deep roots in the culture of a settled people - but cannot sustain it
Helpful in military careers because Ketu-4 is comfortable with a scattered home-base and long absence from home-roots.
(bhava-11 = 8th from 4th = new patriation, new homeland identity, new passport)
(give adequately stable home environment if Ketu's ruler is strong, but one feels frequently insecure and dissatisfied with these)
Institutional vs. Parochial
Ketu in 4 = one is often psychically compelled by a hunger for validation via high-visibility professional roles.
The Ketu native may appear disinterested and dissatisfied toward even the most socially grand and spectacular home properties or educational diploma. Unless the bandesha-4 is strong, even prestige vehicles such as luxury automobiles may have little attraction.
If in a position of social power, Ketu-4 is likely to have professional livery or simply prefer to walk.
The homelife is somewhat scattered ,
one is disinterested in conventional school,
the parents are often in some state of ungroundedness or insufficiency (often financial)
there may be substitute parents who are servants or salaried workers
the household is rather unstable
and the native may be diagnosed with some variety of wandering attention pattern
on the plus side, extra-sensitive psychically to the presence of plant-deva and spiritual guidance in the garden - although one may not follow through on their instructions, the natural perspective is non-discriminating and one may be aware of their presence at least.
Unless Chandra is very strong the parents might be emotionally unavailable.
Psychological expectation of abandonment and rejection by parents, homeland, schools and schoolteachers, caretakers, the place of birth. The native may abandon homes and vehicles and leaves school.
One may leave the region of birth and move to a new region, or even reject one's citizenship and adopt a foreign country as the new homeland, only to become rootless and dissatisfied in the new place. (Ketu = abandonment, chidrakaraka)
Tends to surrender or give away one's owned-stewarded property , deeds of title, securities, vehicles, diploma and certificates of schooling.
The parents , especially The mother and the fourth spouse (if any) = Ketu-ish, peculiar, detached, eccentric, odd.
Rather apathetic toward conventional schooling in general. Disconnected from property ownership-stewardship and root-culture traditions.
Abandonment or separation from the parents, loss of home, stability et-cetera for spiritual benefit of moksha
Ketu-4 may suggest a withdrawn or addicted personality to mother, although the primary indicator of Mother is matrikaraka Chandra. Ketu-4 must be considered only a secondary indicator of the mother's instability, and more often a pattern of rootlessness or frequent house moves or needing often to stay in temporary dwellings for reasons of work duty.
Mother is emotionally unavailable or unreliable. Child must learn to mother him/herself. Extreme weakness of adult parent-type role models.
During Vimshottari periods of Ketu, feelings of homelessness and rootlessness. Child must learn to create their own safe nest.
Vimshottari period s of Ketu
This feeling of being a drifting spectator toward the conditions of one's own life may be even more profound when either Chandra or the indriya-lagna occupy a Nakshatra of Ketuva = Aśvini, Magha - Regulus, or Mula - Nirṛti.
Ketu-4 weakens the physical heart, Therefore, the native must attend more carefully than normal to one's cardiac health.
pulverized ancient routines
untenable real-estate properties
ashes to ashes, dust to dust
tendency to walk-away from domestic roles
Rahu-10's public profile is high-and-recognizable while due to Ketu-4, the home roots often shift, moving from place-to-place, not grounded into the parents' culture
The folkways, ancient customs, established cultural norms, and beliefs of the Great Base may be of little interest to Ketu-4. Instead, Rahu-10 supplies a passion for high-visibility leadership roles matched to Rahu's rashi.
Uncharacteristically for this normally gentle and land-rooted group, Ketu detaches the desires and disengages the clinging attachments of
Scattered Ketu's weak psychic boundaries create difficulty to achieve, obtain, maintain, or retain connection to:
busts-up, scatters the childhood home; disperses parents and patriotism, especially the mother; eliminates restrictions on passport, homeland roots, and rhythmic folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of a people.
Dissolution of Schooling * Empty Diploma
Even with much preparation for a teaching career, may walk-away from conventional classroom teaching.
Apathetic or detached from home, mother, property,
wanders away from the routine folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms of the mother's family, the nation-state,
disinterested in the defense of boundaries and frontiers,
eschews real estate, vehicles, education,
apathetic toward social security, socialization, emotional security, protection, folkways, ancient customs, and established cultural norms and manners,
may disregard the conventional practice of licensing, passing examinations, earning school diploma
empties the kitchens, cuts the roots,
dries or scatters gardens, houses, buildings, loss of children,
ambivalent loss of creativity, old age, beginnings and endings
Neglects home, roots, properties, socialization, licensing, basic education, the mother and her people
power-vacuum in the topics of 4, a svabhava of Chandra the Protector-Defender
sees the weaknesses in parents, home, school, folk-rhythms, cultural roots, ethnic folkways, acts of piety, ancient customs, and established cultural norms
lacks accountability toward the established cultural rhythms and routines, the foundational schooling, the root customs, the homeland boundaries, the patriots
disoriented in the homeland
disconnected from the home-culture
unsure footing, flimsy foundations
peripatetic; may visit many lands
landslide, earthquake, split-and-sever the land
goes roaming through homes, schools, foundations, shelters * rarely at home
apathy toward ethnicity; dispersion of the customary morality
disconnected from the mother
disregards, nebulizes, scatters the roots - routes - ruts - routines (4)
indecisively unable to make up the mind in matters of home, school, farming, shelter, transport, boundaries, root-culture
Regardless of how one is really handling the world of home and country, the native can passively reflect the patriotic, parent-and-teacher loving image of the psychic projections of the collective unconscious.
Ketu the Witness connects the native to the experiences of His house through all-encompassing, no-judgment observation. No ethical analysis, no cultural filters. Sees all. In bhava-4, the experience is binding oneself to cultural roots for security.
Dissatisfaction, ambivalence and uncertainty regarding the privilege to express property ownership-stewardship and education in the customs of the maternal line.
Depending on Ketu's lord, the native may have educator's skills or ability to manage lands, properties, and vehicles -- but one feels detached from their value.
Resistance to validation t hrough education, lands, properties, and vehicles; the parents , especially the mother, seem distant and unconnected to one's essential self.
The mother (and parents as a unity) are overly detached and frustrated in life, creating emotional insecurity for the child.
Some aspect of the childhood home is uncertain and unstable - perhaps parents fail to pay the rent, or their livelihood requires frequent moves, or their personality disorders make the home unsuitable for guests.
Education is also disrupted and inconclusive. There are other possible means to the end - but the end is, emotional instability and uncertainty due to conditions of childhood home.
Marginalized by the "guardian class" of the educational and"cultural roots " establishment.
Ketu in bhava-4 may indicate a despair arising from a deep and unsatisfied longing to connect with the roots of one's mother's lineage. One may feel uneducated, unlicensed, unprotected physically or emotionally, and profoundly disconnected from or unwanted by one's parents.
Ketu in Bandhu bhava indicated disconnectedness (and need to take a witness role toward matters of belongingness, shelter and the primary shelterers (the parents), ownership or stewardship of the earth, entitlement to possess material goods especially properties and vehicles, foundations , and the conclusions or ends of matters.
Acute disappointment toward one or both of the parents, a dysfunctional parent, or a parent with some type of alienating chronic condition such as a mental or physical illness, addiction, etc.
The relationship to the parents being the most basic root of emotional and cultural security, the native with Ketu in bandhu bhava may feel fundamentally insecure throughout life. c
One may desperately try to possess material goods in the effort to feel secure. However, the gnawing deeper dissatisfaction will always be present because Shri Ketu is sending a message!
The message is witness.One with Ketu in bhava-4 who can achieve the neutral and disengaged perspective, who holds no expectation of normal results, will achieve remarkable spiritual liberation.
" Witness viewpoint" will be especially effective regarding expectations of the parents , who are rather bound to be failures in the business of providing core security o one who has this Ketu placement in bhava-4.
(Ketu in 4th-from-Moon, lack of protective security from the maternal grandmother. Also improves with witness to her behavior, replacing criticism or reactive judgment.)
Detachment from the mother's home.
The character of the mother herself is best seen through Chandra, but Ketu is sukha bhava shows that the mother is not much present in the child's early home life. (Mother may in fact be out in the world and influencing the child in other ways;
A wandering sensibility in education. Samples various studies, but precious little deep meaning available from formal education. Poorly prepared or uncaring teachers in early education. Does not easily absorb or attach oneself to the conventional values of his birth culture.
An outlander in terms of cultural identity; may identify more strongly with a country not his own. Unless the Moon is very strong, mother is a weak influence on personality development.
Mother is disconnected from the home, and substitute caretakers fill her role. She may be detached from her own foundations through mental illness, drug addiction, heavy external commitments, or other disassociation with the home-keeping and nurturing role.
Absence of a strong attachment to the maternal home may stimulate a stronger connection to the father's beliefs and lineage.
Little interest in sustaining traditional home life, or ownership/stewardship of the land. May not be concerned with environmental pollution or responsibility toward Earth. Free agent; few roots.
when Ketu the Releaser occupies bandhu bhava, Rahu must occupy karma-bhava. Native will have a desire to develop the values of the father's family (bhava-10) into some sort of public leadership role.
Native's national sensibilities are blunted; while their international or global orientation is strengthened. These natives are citizens of the world, but they may not have the full trust or support of their own people.
Ta Prohm Temple, Cambodia
QUOTATION Das commentary Ketu in bhava-4
" ... full support and help from the mother may not be had.
Often you are away from home, and when home, there is some strife .
The heart can mean the physical heart or the inner heart.
You may find that you cannot quite give your heart to something you feel pretty good about.
Ketu in the 4th may indicate that the mother holds back from giving to you for some reason, or that inheritance from her side is withheld.
You leave the mother's home early, and you are the nervous type.
In an assembly of persons, you may be looked down on, or not seen as equal to the others.
Watch for an overly critical nature and unpleasantness with the parents .
There will be some jeopardy of the honor of yourself or family.
There is much strife or discord in the family background ,
Oregon landslide makes Cracked Road * Ketu-4
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