Ketu in Vedic Astrology is a shadow planet. It has no head. Planet Ketu is considered inauspicious in astrology. Still, Ketu occupies an important place in Vedic astrology. However, one does not always get bad results from this planet. Ketu planet has plenty of auspicious results to bestow in life. Similar to Mars by nature, is also known as a cruel planet.
According to expert astrologers, Ketu is considered as the lord of Ashwini, Magha, and Mool Nakshatra among the 27 Nakshatras or constellations. The planet on the south node, Ketu and Rahu causes the solar eclipse and lunar eclipse.
The origin and story of Rahu and Ketu are an integral part of Hindu Mythology.
When, with the inspiration of Lord Vishnu, the Devas and demons churned the Kshira Sagar, in addition to precious gems, nectar was also obtained during the Samudra Manthan. Lord Vishnu took the form of Mohini and fascinated the gods and the demons and took the task of distributing the nectar himself and started offering nectar first to the deities. A demon named Swarabhanu got suspicious and disguised as gods and sat near Suryadev and Chandradeva.
As Lord Vishnu started offering the nectar to Swarabhanu, Surya and Chandra informed Lord Vishnu about him. Angry upon this, Lord Vishnu used his Sudarshan Chakra and cut Swarbhanu’s head from his body. But before this, a few drops of nectar had gone to his throat, due to which he lived in both head and the body. Ever since the head is called Rahu and the torso is called Ketu.
From the astronomical point of view, Ketu has no existence although the presence of this planet has been told in Vedic astrology itself. That too in the form of a shadow planet which gives results according to its position and the planet sitting with it. Ketu offers various results depending upon in which house it sits in the horoscope. There are some houses of astrology in which Ketu is auspicious results and makes a native wise. However, it also offers hazardous results when in a negative position.
Ketu represents spiritual abilities and tendencies. It separates the native from worldly and materialistic desires and fulfills with wise and spiritual abilities. It also bestows natives with dynamic psychic and makes them immensely creative. However, sometimes, it can influence self-undoing and imprisonment.
First of all, let’s talk about body structure and quality – demerits. Ketu represents the element of fire. Due to Ketu, the nature of the native often turns harsh and cruel. The native becomes angry. They get aggressive over small matters.
Ketu in Vedic Astrology does not govern over any zodiac sign. Therefore, it gives the result as per whatever house Ketu sits in. It is believed that Ketu is a planet which’s placement can single-handedly bring the flood of destruction in a native’s life.
When auspicious, Ketu Devta offers his blessings in both physical and spiritual progress. An auspicious Ketu in Horoscope helps you grow spiritual knowledge, attain higher studies, and perform for good in your society.
It makes hardworking and helps you in achieving goals and become more organized and disciplined. Auspicious Ketu provides the ability to know esoteric secrets. A person with auspicious Ketu becomes a high-ranking, authoritative individual with a clean image, fearless, and hardworking attitude. Also, it develops intelligence and wins.
Ketu signifies your social status and acceptance. Thus, if Ketu is auspicious in your horoscope, you suffer from a lack of love and recognition. It makes you panic over small issues. Also, you become someone that society doesn’t approve of. You intentionally try to break the taboos as well as the rules of society. Therefore, you adopt sinful behavior.
You tend to get irritated in conversation. Additionally, the negative impact of Ketu makes you lethargic, over-cautious, and yet irresponsible and unpunctual. It also causes nervousness in taking simple decisions. There is a possibility of diseases in the feet.
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