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RAHU & KETU

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CONTENTS
Chapters:
l. Introduction I
2. Rahu & Ketu in Hindu AstrologY 7
3. Rahu & Ketu in WesternAstrologY t2

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4. True conceptionof Rahu & Ketu l8

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5. Rahu & Ketu in Houses du
6. Rahu & Ketu in Signs 28
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7. Rahu & Ketu in AsPects 33


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8. Combinationsof Rahu or Ketu with Planets 4L


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9. Rahu & Ketu in Vimshottari Dasa 60


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10, Rahu & Ketu in Transits il


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ll. Transit Rahu & Ketu aspectingPlanets 94


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12. Transiting PlanetsaspectingRahu & Ketu r 06


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13. Kala-SarpaYoga lll


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14. Eclipsesin Nativities r20


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15. Rahu & Ketu in FemaleHoroscopes 130


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16. Rahu & Katu in SYnastrY t35


17, Karmic Destiny 141
18. FamousPeople 153

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PREFACE

Thereare somewho will say that the Moon,sNodes(Rahu


and Ketu) are worthless.Otherswill claimthey help. Who are
you to believe? It is through pain staking effort and the
collection of many charts that I have been finally ableto
understandas tO how to use Rahu and Ketu. In the horo-
scopesof several criminals, Rahu/Mars associationwill be

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clearly visible.

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Someof the learnedauthors.areof the opirrionthat Rahu
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their influenceis also minimum. But thereare some authors


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who say that Rahu and Ketu may cloud'theresultof a house


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by interferingwith rhe Sun or the Moon or both, but they do


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not work independently. Through the last pagesof thisbook


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by way of illustration, I have very much proved that Rahu


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and Ketu do work independentlyand work powerfully.


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If you have beentaught that the Moon's Nodeshave little


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or no value and you ignore them completelythat is your


prerogative. If you want to take the chancewith your own
chart, that is your right, too. How far they are reliableahd
to what extent they can be incorporated into your methods
of predictionwill dependon your studiesand research.
So far there is not a singlebook being written on Rahu
and Ketu in India. One of the prime reasonsfor this neg-
lectedarea is the lack of available informatjon on Rahu and
Katu. Many authors have not given much importanceto the
Moon's Node's, and whateverscatteredinformation we get
from the different authors through the periodicals is not

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enough to justify as a book on Rahu and Ketu. Then there


are controversial statements. in the texts and the reader is at
loss as to make out which ii right and which is wrong.

I do not claim that I have originated the text. I have no


hesitation in admitting that I collected and compiled the text
from the various sources. In this strenuous, work, Asirolo-
gi<'ol Magazine, Bangalore. India, mostly came to my rescue
and my thanks are to those learned authors from whose
writings I have taken the advantage of. However, before
incorporating them, I have examined and tested them on the

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touch-stone of experienceto avoid erroneous judgment and
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the consequent disrepute of Astrology and embarrassment
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and discouragementto the Astrologer.
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It is my earnesthope that no astrological student will read


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and study this book uncritically. In actual fact, the un-


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critical student, instead of being Astrology's best friend is


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time, have been occupying an honoured and revered place


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among the scienceswere it not for him. The principles set


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forth in its pages should be scrutinised and tested thoroughly,


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for we do not wish any body to accept them blindly. But


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they are nevertheless of an importance to be examined by


experiments and observations, in order that they may be
verified or rejected as invalid.
The book in your hand is the result of my researchesand
experinqents,and I have taken considerablepains to verify the
accuracy of predicting events based upon Rahu and Ketu.
Start with your own chart first and then thrill yourself with
the delight of knowing that evenyou can count on a bit of
luck norv and then.
It has to be pointed out to those who are rvell-versed in
the philosophy of astrology, that absolute fatalism is on part

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of the credo of the knowledgeable astrology. Allowance has
to be made by the factor of envirenment, which limits
opportunity. Such factors are capable modifying forecasts
accordingly to the degree to which they are able to limit the
terms.

However, this work is capable of considerable extension


and rmprovement. lt is my hope that the interest of the
reader will be fired to such an extent that he will join silent
band of researchscholars in the task of verifying these state-

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ments, adding to or embellshing them, in order that

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ultimately the standard book on the subject may at last be

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written. The day is not far offpropounding a clear interpre-
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CHAPTER I
Introduction
Amongst the salient features of Hindu Astrology is the

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importance and recognition that is given to Rahu and Ketu,

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the two Nodes of the Moon, physicallynon-existant,
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the Moon's Nodes asthe cross-roadsof magneticinfluencesfull


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of potencyand gave them the status of planets in so far their


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effects are concerned. The real character of the Indian


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A knowledgeof Rahu and Ketu has existedfrom ancient


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times. That is apparentfrom the known fact that our prede-


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cessorsofthousandsofyears ago were able to forcast Eclipscs.


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The names they attached to these points wcre accordingly


somewhatstriking. A monster called the Sergentor Dragon,
with little variation of form, was usedto depict the general
inffuenceof thesepoints.
Followers of the so-calledscientificschoolshavs deniedthe
significanceof Rahu and Ketu in astrological studies. They
have scoutedthe idea that mere mathematicalpoints, however
important, could have any effect. There was no material body
there, so how could they influence? In putting forth our
defence, we might ask them what about other methematical
points such as Ascendant, and Mid-heaven. How crn tbcy

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afrect anything ? But they still allow the uses of these two
points -Ascendant and Mid-heaven ; and at the same time
deny the importance of two points-Rahu and Ketu, which
ancients thought so much, as they have no body.

The Earth itself is symbolicallv presentedin the horoscope


in two important ways. One is the position of the Earth with
reference to the earth's annual motion and this is given by the
apparent position of the Sun. The second is the particular
point of space and moment of time when a birth takes place.
and this is the ascendant.

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If you leave out of the Moon's Nodes, you can miss one of
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the most important luck areas in any chart. There is little
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doubt that the omission of the Moon's Nodes (Rahu and Ketu)
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from a nativity is a severe handicap to the interpreter of the


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horoscope. The subtle relationship between the Sun, the


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each individual's consciousness. The ecliptic is the plane of


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the Earth's journey round the Sun. Rahu and Ketu show at
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which points the Moon is also in alignment with Sun-Earth


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relationship, thus making possible a more perfect rapport bet-


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ween the three bodies and indicating at which precisepoint in


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the zodiac the main effects of such a rapport can be anticipated.


It is really astonishing to note that mere points of inter-
section of the Earth and the Moon's Nodes should be so strong
in their impact on human life. It had been recognised that
they produce marvellous effect, at times more than the planets.
Since Rahu and Ketu are in exact opposition to each other, the
effect of these Nodes should be considered simultaneously.

Second important question is asked from them : How do


they supposethat the massesof silicate and metallic ores,gases

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etc, which the Spectroscope reveals as the constituents of thc
Planets, have the long life effects on mind and earthy destiny,
which they accept ? Seeing the accordance between the heave-
nly movements and our mundane affairs, clearly provable as
they are, is it not palpable that the apparent astrological
effects of the zodiac and planets, ascendantand mid-heaven
and other important points are rather the handwriting of God
in the Heavens. They are simply used for our guidance and it is
our duty to attend them. The advanced student will find
much of intcrest and matter for deep study in noticing the
influence of Rahu and Ketu on human affairs.

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Rahu is known as the Dragon's Head and Ketu as the

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Dragon's Tail. This provides a clue to the significance of the
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Moon's Nodes, for the Head is forward looking, while the
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Tail rcpresentsthe past. The position of Rahu representsthe


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qualities to be developed and work to be done during the


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present incarnation and the position of Ketu shows the quali'


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ties developed during past lives and thus indicates attitudes


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that come naturally to the native. They are classified as


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Karmic planets. We can thus expect to find the native mani-


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festing a good many of the qualities represented by the sign


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containing Ketu and to be seeking to express the qualities


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belonging to the signs in which Rahu is placed. The manner


in which these qualities are expressedwill be shown by the
sign and Houses they occupy and the aspectsthey receive. A
planet in conjunction with Rahu or Ketu has special signifi-
cance in relation to the things signified by the Node it is with.
We can generally say that Rahu in the first half and Ke:u
in the second half of a natal chart indicate that the native's
position will deteriorate with age. Ketu in the fisrt half and
Rahu in the second half suggest that the native will be more

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and more prosperouswith age. The intensity of efrectswill,
however, be subjectto the powers of other planetson Rahu
and Ketu.

Well positedRahu and Ketu with beneficialconnections


and aspectsrise the native to dizzy heights in life. No other
planet can be comparedto the Nodes in this respect.So, too,
the afflicted Nodes strike the native with leprosy,drive them
mad or chasethem to forests.

Accordingto Hindu Astrology,both Rahu and Ketu are

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maleficsbut Ketu is consideredto be spiritual causing salva-
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tion to human souls and Rahu is more earthly indicating mun-
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dane prosperity.The effectsof the Nodes are not alwaysevil.
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cating power, position and attainments-andthesebecomefully


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manifest during their main and sub-periods,By and large, the


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for, after making the native passthrough various phasesof


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difficulties and sufferings,rhey wilt also enablehim to progress


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spiritually.But in caseswhere the Nodesjoin 'poisonousparts


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of the constellation' along with Mars or Saturn'without any


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beneficassociationor aspect,life will be marked by misery,


struggleand misunderstandingthroughout.

Ancient sageshave called Rahu a diplomat and Ketu,a


seer. Rahu and Ketu eclipsethe Sun and the Moon represen-
ting the soul and the mind respectively. Hence, they have a
great influenceon the Soul's liberationor rebirth. Rahu or
Kctu within two degreesof the ascendantgive an unusualtype
of personalityand very disrinctiveappearance.

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Rahu has the influenceof Venus and Jupiter. When the
native learns the growth at Rahu, with Jupiter/Venus influ-
enceexertedhere, he beginsto give at this point. Rahu is
Exaltedin Gemini, Ruler in Virgo, Harmony in Libra, Fallen
in sagittarius,Detriment in Piscesand Inharmony in Aries.

Ketu has the influenceof a Mars conjunct Saturn. When


the native learns the disciplinary influence that the Saturn/
Mars connotationexertsover his Ketu, he is meeting destiny.
Ketu is exaltedin Sagittarius,Ruler in Pisces, Harmonyin
Aries, Fallen in Gemini, Detriment in Virgo and Inharmony

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Rahu is feminine. Its gem is Agate or Lapisluzzili. Rahu
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rules over three asterisms-Aridra,Swati and Satabhisa.They
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fall in the signs of Gemini, Libra and Aquarius ruled by


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Mercury, Venus and Saturn respectively;which form a group


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of very intimateplanets. Mercury rulesintellect,'Venusrules


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pleasureand Saturn rules misery, henceRahu's portfolio is to


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give thesein plenty. Rahu by nature is said to resembleSaturn,


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who hassway over Air, one of the five elements.Incidentally,


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it may be noted that all thesesigns,indirectly ruled by Rahu,


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from the Airy Triplicity. Rahu governspeternal grand-father


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and maternal grandmother. Rahu's period is for l8 yearsin


Vimshottari Dasa.

Ketu in enunch. Its gem is Turquoise.Ketu rulesAswini


Magha and Moola, which are situated in the signs. Aries, Leo
and Sagittarius respectively. Thesesignsare ruled by Mars,
the Sun and Jupiter respectively.Thesethreeplanetsare very
intimate friends. Mars rulespowers,Sun rules the soul and
Jupiter rules the wisdom. A correct blending of thesethree

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characteristicswill lead to liberation. Hence Ketu is said to
be conductiveto liberation. Further, these signs form the
Fiery Triplicity. Fire is ruled by Mars, hence Ketu is said
similar to Mars in giving effects.Ketu rules maternal grand-
father and peternalgrand-mother. Ketu's period is for 7 years
in VimshottariDasa.
Rahu giveseffectsthroughout while Ketu in the ending
period. Rahu representsthe tall, while Ketu the short persons.

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CHAPTER 2
Rahh & Ketu in Hindu AstrologY
It was Rahu (Satan)to awaken the idea of earthy pleasure
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thus causing their downfall and not Saturn (Satan). saturn is

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Rahu was very much there in the West,but Roman,Greek and
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Rahu and Ketu, though there are storiesabout the,creationof


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Rahu and Ketu in the Veclasand Puranas'


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Puranic Tradition : The origin of Rahu and Ketu is an


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interesting reading. Mythologically, Rahu is a Giantdemon'


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a Demi-god,the lower part of whosebody endedin a Dragon's


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Tail or Serpent'sTail' f)emon Swarbhunu,performed severe


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penanceinvoking Lord Bruhma and the latter appearedbefore


him. Swarbhanu asked Brahma a boon : to confer on him
the status of a planet in the lleavens' Brahma granted him
the boon and disaPPeared.
Later on. Lord Vishnu and Kurnra Avatura for extracting
nectarby churningthe ocean-Kshirasagar"The DevasGods)
and the- Danavs (demons) churned the oceanto obtain the
nectar. Vasuki. the Serpent king was the cord to churn the
mountainMainukctwith ; but to keepthe mountainup Lord
Vishnu took the form of a tortoise and supportedthe mountait't

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on his back. Many things were churned out, Amrita (nectar)
camein the last. By taking Amrita, one becomesimmortaL
It was prayed by Devas (gods)to Lord Vishnu that Amrita
neednot be given to demons, lest evil become permanent
glving no opportunity to good influeuces to thrive in the
World.
To deludedemons with the transientmaterial temptation,
Lord vishnu took the form ofan enchantressand also the
responsibility of dlstributing thc divine nectar to gods and
dcmons. He made them to sit in two different lines,so that he
will distribute nectar to gods only. The demons,captivatedby
the beauty and form ofthe enchantress,failed to notice thl

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trick. Swarbhanu. who was different than the other demons
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and who was interested in the real thing, for he knew its true
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worth, had infiltrated into the ranks of thc gods and managed
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to partakeit. Lord vishnu alsowanted to fulfil the boongiven


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by Lord Brahmato him, so He, too overlookedto Swarbhanu.s


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gods and on this discovery, the gods became annoyed and


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appealedto Lord Vishnu to destroyhim. Lord Vishnu severed


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Swarbhanu's head from the body with his Chakra, but it was
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tal. Lord Vishnu feignedignorance and acted as if He did so


on the hint given by them (Sun and Mobn). This madehim to
developbitter enmity againstthe Sunand the Moon.

On Lord Vishnu'schopping-offthe headof Swarbhanu.the


headwasjoined to the body of a Serpentand he becameRahu.
swarbhanugot the statusof a pranet himserfas Rahu and his
counterprrt as Ketu. africting the Sunand the Moon enternallv.

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On account of this incident, the Hindu Puranas have spoken
of this eclipse allegorically as Serpent's swallowing of the Sun
and the moon on New and Full Moon days.

Rabu in Vedic Age : Vedic age was the begining of the


Astrology age. According to Rigveda, Rahu was not a planet
but a demon. According to Vedic Sages, the phenomenon of
a Solar Eclipse was the result of the Sun being devoured by a
demon called Swarbhanu. Here Rahu was considered a demon
and not a planet. On New Moon day, the Moon entered the
Sun and this caused the phenomenon of Solar Eclipse, when the
demon Swarbhanu devoured both. So the conception of Rahu

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being the eater of the moon and Ketu that of the Sun belongs

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to a later age. In any case Rahu was not a planet then.
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In Vedic conception, the conjuction of the Luminaries on
New Moon day created Rahu while the opposition of the
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Luminaries on Full Moon day created Ketu. The Vedic con-


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ception brings out two factors. The spiritual darkness is Rahu


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and the spiritual light is Ketu.


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with Rahu. The Union of the Soul or the Sun with the Mind
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or the moon brought out the mightier child of Maya (material-


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istic world) in Rahu. In our daily life, wd directly feel the


influence of the Sun and the moon only. We thus come to
believe that the Luminaries of the Sun and the Moon are.
therefore, the supreme earthly planets.

In Puranic legend, Rahu and Ketu are two parts of the


same demon, linking Rahu with the upper part of the body
suggestsall the organs of knowledge and vital organs of action
to be in his possesion. He is looking down on the earth in

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Thus his interestin the
search of the lower part of the body'
earth is againProved'
is the Sun and Vishnu
In Vedic terminology' Lord Vishnu
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Chakra, is ecliptic. T-he 'toty allegorically
Moon's Nodes-are
urtrooomi."l fact that Rahu and Ketu-the
orbits of the Luminaries and
the points of iutersectionof the
understanding of the causes
of this fact led to the
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of eclipses' Hindus are proud of
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Hiudu Mythology: The Hindu Mythological

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and Ketu' Rahu and
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One is the Heads
Ketu are supposedto be serpents'
the serpentbed(2) Lord
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(l) Lord Vishnu is rectiningon


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serpent. There are many fables


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laws and it is expectedto conform


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Puranasit is saicl ,tui CoUtos are
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It is perltapsdue to
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Why
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serpentbeneaththe back-bone'when lt:n:
poY."lt'.So long the power rs
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slvay' Rahu can be
incipient,material attachmentswill hold
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possibly the head, brain etc. Thus it is that Ketu said to give
liberation and Rahu, attachment.

The very purpose of life is evolution to higher states.


Prophets and sages demonstrated that they have controlled
the serpents and are ready to help us if we ,pray to them for
liberation or Supreme Wisdom.
Greek Mythology : The python of the Greek Mythology
was the huge serpent or monster slain near Delphi by Appollo,
but ordinary python is described as a large snake that crushes
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while the snake has speed and is dynamic, the python only

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creeps and is comparatively speaking static. It has a wonder-
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ful power of immobilsing its prey by its hypnoti c gaze. It
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draws the prey into its mouth and swallows it.


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heavenly or divine, it can refer to only one python that has


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been identified through the ages with the ecliptic belt (Vishnu
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Chakra). Some refer to it loosely as the Snake and the story


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of the snake is woven in a thousand patterns in the religious


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mythologies of the world, The reference of the killing of the


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Python by Apollo (Sun) near Delphi is also the story of the


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CHAPTER 3

Rahu & Ketu in Western Astrology


Till today most of the learned astrologers in the West do

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not take Moon's Nodes into consideration. Their arguments

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are : that since Moon's Nodes are not physical bodies, they do
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not have any place in predictive astrology. If we accept their
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approach, then the ascendant and M.C,, too, should not be


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an important axis across the chart. Called Rahu and Ketu in


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Hindu literature, they are frequently called Caput Draconis


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and Cauda Draconis-Head aud Tail of the Celestial Dragon


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in the West. Hindu astrologers use the symbol to this day and
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usually treat them as the most potent influence in the affairs


of man. To ignore them is to miss a valuable clue to inter-
pretation, for they provide an indication not only of the focus
of activity during the life but also of the main purpose behind
a particular incarnation. As to the ilnportance of the Moon's
Nodes, we may add that no one can live to 40 years of age
without experiencing their favour or lnalice, and in due course
of time. both.

l. George White is one of the learned astrologers of the


West who, in is his book : The Moon's Nodes ancl Their Imp<tr-

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tance in Natai Astrology, mentioned the importance of Hindu
Astrology and astrologers. The author is very correct when
he saysthat though the Nodes are opposite to each other,
they do not contract but act complimentaryto eachother,
both in the natal chart as well as by Transits.
GeorgeWhite is the only author to our knowledge who
has spoken about the physical statureof the individual by
the presenceof Rahu near the ascendantthough it was not
found correct on test. However, some of his observations
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White, among other writers, has stressedthat Rahu in or
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ctose to the natal ascendantis indicativeof more than the
usual self-confidanceand not a unpleasing .Lordliness,'
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whereasKetu so placedtendsto be lackingin self-confidence


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and in order to make up for the lack, is too much on the


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defensive. The author saysthat either Nodes in the First


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houseattracts attention, favourable c.r adverse,to the native.


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white givesemphasisto the Moon's Nodes that rvasoriented


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or elevatedin the natal chart.


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2. Ada Muir in his small book : The book of the Nodes


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and The Part of Fortune, has said ! Since great stresswas


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laid upon Rahu and Ketu by ancient astrologgrs,we would


urge studentsto give attentionto the Moon's Nodesespecialty
if Sun, Moon or planetsare aSpectingthesepointsu. gr.ui
deal can be learned from these concerning the sprinls"
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action.
3. Mohan Koparkar in his book 2 Lunar Nodes,observed
Ketu brings the past life, or Karmic, influencethrough the
Nodal axis which is utilisedthrough Rahu in the chart. Thus,
Ketu becomes the suction point for all incoming Karmic

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energy from, the past incarnations. This energy is then
processed by that individual and redistributed into this
present lifc with the network set forth by Rahu'

The planets ruling the signs of Rahu and Ketu axis are
called the Karmic Controlling Planets. Since Ketu is the
intet point for Karma, the planet ruling the sign of Ketu is
called the incoming. or past life, Karmic Control' The planet
ruling the sign of Rahu controls the Karmic distribution in
this life. For this reason. it is called the Karmic Distribution
Control. The Controlling Planets have storing implications

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depending upon where they fall in the chart and the aspects

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they make with the Nodal axis. This aspact made by the
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in Karmic understanding.
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4. Bernice Prill Grebner, author of Lunar Nodes*New


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Concepts, states : In Sanskrit, Karma means act, deed or


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point that indicates our destiny. This is especially true con-


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cerning Rahu and Ketu, but Saturn also seems to play a


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major part in our Karmic destiny. We were born during a


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Call it what you will, the fact remains we are required to


learn, to do, to compensate, to atone for a certain thing and
lvc can only do that during a certain period in time.
Ketu is the faculty learned from a long period of reincar-
nation of the soul. Another explanation of Ketu is that it
represents the last of a long line of certain hereditary strain.
It is a faculty inherited at birth, for which we are not to
struggle to achieve. One of the main purpose of our life is to
'overflow'
control this gift instead of letting it and control us.

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There rs a danger of destroying the new growth at Rahu by
too much concentration at the Ketu area. We always need to
be aware of maintaining a balance at the Nodal axis.
5. De Vore in his ; Encyclopedia of Astrology, writes:
From the position of the Moon's Nodes, we can see whether
there was an eclipse condition shortly before or after birth,
whether a planet near Rahu or Ketu would shortly be acti-
vated by the Moon's transit. or that of the Sun, and similar
and sundry factors which the modern astrologer can trace
from the ephemeris but often does not. The Nodes themselves

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merely point to places where something may happen at such

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because of the time, the place and the planet and the Node
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6. Ronald C. Davison in one of his articles observed


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Some years ago when investigatrng the astrological indications


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of screen and stage talent, I noticed that in a large number of


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cases, the Lunar Nodes were placed in the 5th and llth
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houses, the sectors of the horoscope linked rvith public ent'er-


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tainment. Sometimes Rahu would appear in the 5th.


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either way.
A planet in conjunction with either Node has special
significancein relation to the things signified by the Node it
is with. There is little doubt that omission of Rahu and
Ketu from a'natal chat, is a severe handicap to the inter-
preter of the horoscope. The Nodes in transits often mark
the arrival of a significant period in the native's affairs.

7. W. Lilly, the famous l7th Century English Astrologer


paid much attention to the Moon's Nodes in his book

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Introduction to Astr ology : The Head of the Dragon is mas-
culine, of the nature of Jupiter and Venusand of himself a
fortune. The Tail of the Dragon by nature is quite contrary
to the Head, for he is evil.

8. Car Leipert has an interesting interpretation on the


Moon conjunction either of its Nodesas "an often unaccount-
able, instinctivefeeling of protection and guidance" not
necessary logical, not immediatelyapparent, yet nonetheless
true, as "an equally vivid, instinctive senseof danger"on

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such occasions.This conjunction with Rahu places emphasis

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is on the sense of danger. It can be so strong that it is
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almost a reversionto a primitive type of reaction.
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9. Dr. H.L. Cornwell in his ; Encyclopediaof li(edical


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Astrology, cites the position of Rahu with the ascendantor


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10. Caulson Tumbull says that when the Sun or the


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Moon is sextileor trine Ketu, the darknessof Ketu is ex-


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changed for Light. Such a sextile or trine was listedas an


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outstandinghelp in the chart.

ll. Heinz Antoni through his book: Moon'sNodesin


Delineationand Direction, explainedand proved the efficacy
of the Moon's Nodes by statistics and many illustrated
examples.

12. A.L. Cilliers in his article has said : The ancients


saw thesetwo important points opposite each other on the
ecliptic stretehedacrossthe heavens like a huge dragon lying
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in wait of the Sun and the Moon, to swallow them at
intervalsduring,the Solar ano Lunar eclipses,which occur
near the nodal points. It is quite possible that a solitary
Node in an otherwise unoccupied house indicates certain
eventswhich could not be otherwise deduced from the sign
of the cusp of that house and the aspectsof its ruler. There
is no doubt, whatever that the nodal conjunctionswith or
squaresto *he various Planets are of great importanuc and
should never be neglected,though the sextileand trine aspects

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seemto be rather weaker and of less importance. Western

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Astrologerswould do well to head to the Moon's Nodes
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13. Thyrza Escobarin her article observed: The Nodes


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generally considered to be particularly Karmic in their indi-


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cations. Rahu shows"what has alreadybeen learned.', and


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thus is an area where these lesson-easy or difficult-are to


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be learned and debts are to be paid. From this stand-point,


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the Nodal axis may be likened to a balancesheet of personal


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assetsand liabilities in the horoscopewhich is a kind of


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Cosmic Ledger for eachsoul.


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14, Curt Knupfer concludesafter making his statistical


investigations
: The results with the Moon's NodesSystem
was the second-bestamong six different systems which were
applied.

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CHAPTER 4
True Conception of Rahu & Ketu

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Rahu and Ketu are controversialfiguresin Hindu Mytho-

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logy, Astronomy and Astrology. Whatever may have been
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the liables of mythology, the physicsof eclipsestells us that
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the shadowsare causedby the Earth, the Sun and the Moon.
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and they do not exist by themselves. In solar Eclipse.it is


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Moon that covers thd orb of the Sun and castsits shadow on
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the Earth and causesthe eclipse, ln Lunar Eclipse,it is


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reasonablythe Earth that caststhe shadow on the Moon and


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cause the eclipse. But if we seethe movementin both the


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cases,it is the Moon that causesthe eclipse by playing hide


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and seek.
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What are Rahu and Ketu. The usual explanation given


by some of the learned astrologersis that they are as much
physicalbodies(planets)as other planets are and they are
invisible because their discs are dark. Others are of the
opinion that they are points in the eclipticwhere the plane of
Moon's orbit cuts the plane of Sun'sorbit.
Rahu and Ketu posedifficult problems for the astrologer
and have been the cause of considerable controversy in
the recent past. Authorities differ about them. From
what Varahmihira observesin is his Brihat Somhita.itis
obvious that he was aware of the true causesof eclipsesand
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It must, however, be stated at the very outset that there
is a fundamental differencebetweenRahu and Ketu and the
other planets. The other planets are bodiesof physicalmass,
actually existingin the sky and visible to the eye. They have
form, shape and colour and their mass, gravity, atmosphere,
motion, distancefrom the Sun etc., have been studied in
detail and ascertained. On the other hand, Rahu and Ketu
are only tqre imaginary points in the heavens,without shape
or form. They are the points of intersectionof the apparent
path of the Sun with the path of the Moon. As these paths

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are nearly circular, the points of intersectionare two which

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fluence the earth and its inhabitants. Man dwells upon the
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earth and so is influencedby them. The planetspossessmass


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and have force of gravity. They also emit electro-magnetic


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viberations. Theseeffect the earth and its inhabitants.


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It has alreadybeenstatedthat Rahu and Ketu are the two


points of intersectionof the path of the Sun and the Moon.
The apparentmotion of the Sun is due to the revolution of
the earth around the Sun. And the Moon revolves around
the Earth. Therefore, Rahu and Ketu are the points of
intersection of the paths of the earth and the Moon in the
heavens.
The Earth and the Moon are two bodies possessing
physical mass. They move on definedpaths in the heavens.
Their movements on their paths createfields of force. The
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naine of the force is not material. It may be called electro-
magneticor any other. The inhabitantsof the earth are not
aware of the field of force createdby the earth, becausethey
are a part of the earth and move along with it. This fact
may be explainedthrough an example. The movementsof a
Railway Train on its track createsa field of force which is
noticed by a passerby and not by persons who are in an
equilibrium. Similarly, the inhabitants of the Earth are in
an equilibrium with referenceto the field of force created by
the earth during its motion around the Sun.

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The equilibrium is, however. disturbed where the paths of
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the earth and the Moon intersect. It is natural that where
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two fields of force meet with eachother, somethingunsual


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should happen. Rahu and Ketu are two Nodes of the Moon,
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are the two points of disturbanceon the paths of the Earth


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and the Moon. The path of the earthsor the apparentpath


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on the Sun is thb ecliptic. Thus Rahu and Ketu are the two
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points on the ecliptic 180degreesapart and in whose vicinity


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disturbed condition prevail. They representthe cross-roads


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But what about the influenceof Nodes, whibh are ima-


ginary points ? They cannot either emit rays or reflectrays
emanatingfrom the other celestialbodies. So what is their
positionin Astrology.
Latitudes of the planets depend on their Nodes. so the
mutual relationshipin the positionof the planetswill not be
the same at any two instants in Kalpa, (one Kalpa, being
equal to lO90Maha-yugasand one Maha-yuga is of 4,32tr000
years), as the periodsof revolution of the Nodes are different
for different Dlanets. It is said that History repeatsitself but
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not in a identical manner. This truth is established on a
consideration of astrology. The events may be similar but can
never be identical.

Since the astrological influence of planets depends on their


latitudes, (their Nodes), even though they are tmaginary
points naturally exerciseastrology influence on the earth and
the living beings on it.

The effect of Rahu and Ketu forces itself on our attention


most clearly at the time of the eclipsesof the Sun and the
Moon. When the Sun and the Moon come near the Nodes
at the time of the Full Moon or the new Moon and a certain

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other conditions are fulfilled an eclipse of the Moon or the

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Sun take place. Then the light and other electro-magnetic
viberations coming from the Moon or the Sun are cut off and
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the normal arrangenents rvhich obtains for the earth are dis-
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turbcd. Persons, who are born at the tinte of.eclipscsare


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always prone to mental abnormality and to other physical


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suffering. They are also likely to have week constitutions


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and short lives. It is known fact that during the period of


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eclipsesand sometimes before and after them. the normall


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functioning of the human system-suchas digestive apparatus


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etc. is disturbed and that is why it is said that no food should


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be taken during the period of an eclipse.


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But it is not only the Sun and the Moon that suffer when
t h e y c o m e i n c o n t r a c t w i t h R a h u o r K e t u . O t h e r p l a n e t sa l s o
develop abnormal traits when they come in contact rvith
t h e m a n d t h e i r n a t u r a l q u a i i t i e s s u f f e r ,u s u a l l y f o r t h e w o r s e .
W h c n S u n c o m e s i n c o n j u n c t i o n w i t h R a h u . t h i s g i v e sa
sttong :rdvantage to the Rahu area. The ego and the new
activity flow along the same path. Whenever the Sun is loca-

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ted is where there is strength, vitality, action and warmth.
But when Sun is in conjunction with Ketu, this givesgreater
difficulty in establishingthe new growth. In order to grow
and learn,the personmust build a strongego. To cut short,
wheneverRahu is in conjunctionwith any planet, it will en-
hancethe basic quality of that planet.
It is only in recentyearsthat Rahu and Ketu are recogni-
sedi4 Westernastrologicaltexts-thisis surely a sign of Indian
influenceon Westernastrologicalthought. Lately few astrolo-
gersof the West have written few booksproving with illus-
tration that the Moon's Nodes play an impartant part in
human affairs.

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CHAPTER 5
Rahu & Ketu in Houses
Whenever Rahu wil| be in the first house, Ketu will natrrral|y be in
the seventhhouse. Their results are comptimentary. so when we deal
with Rahu in the first house,no separate delineation of Kctu in the

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seventh house is necessary.

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All studentsof astrologymust recognise the law of Cause
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and Effect, even though they may feel that the fact of reincar-
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Rahu is tbregiver, Ketu, the taker, and since giving and


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taking are results of former action, we may morc clearly see


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the justice in present gains and losses as indicated by the


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H ousepositionof Rahu and Ketu. Rahu (unafricted attracts


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blessings accordingto the house it occupies,while Ketu robs


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us of covetedprizes.WheneverKetu happensto fall natally,


that area of the chart will need more effort from the perdon
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than the oppositearea. Rahu and Ketu do better in 3, 6, l0


and ll houses.Casesof abortions,still births, death of child-
ren happinessfrom children, all comewithin the purview of
Rahu/Ketu influences.
FIRST HOUSE : This position often signifies that the
personalvaluesare more important than general public or
partnership.This personneedsto learn to do things for him'
ielf, to rely on his own initiative. He will needto accomplish
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sufficiency. The partnership activities 'are often
a drag for
them in many ways but they have to learn to cope
with that.
Other people or partnershios become a medium
of learning
experiencbs without choice.

SECOND HOUSE : This condition often signifies


unusual
fina'cial activities or abilities to deal with earning
and mana-
ging'his own resources. They have to learn
to abide bv their
own resourcesas it is an inborn instinct for
him to iepend
upon other's finance and resources.He must
build his own, if
his destiny is to be fulfilled. He should rry
to stay away frorn
credit matters and othdr's resourcesas much
u, porribl.. If
affiicted, years of affiuence are followed by years
of privation,
so the sound investments should be made to provide

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THIRD HOUSE: This condition often signifies
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unusual
intellectuai ability to share his senseof awa1s1sss
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rn his life
with tirose in his sociar environment and receive
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from their
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senseof awareness and impressions. Excellent


relationship
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with brother and sisters are noticed. Benefits


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frorn travel ani


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short moves are often noticed in their life. If affiicted,


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pleas_
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is denied.
Extreme view on national problems are expressed.
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Ketu in
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for worldly luck and good fortune.
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FOURTH HOUSE : Benefit comes through parent,


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probably the mother. Gain is made through
im-ou.ubl" p.o_
perty or mineral wealth,. For some reason, home
or domesti-
fication is highly significant in their life. There
may be a
problem in connection with a parent or an
imbalance in his
love for them, loving one more or it could give loss
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an early age. Career is given a second priority
in their life,
Although they have strong self displaying ego,
circumstances
may not give tlem the opportunity to be prominent
in their
field

FIFTH HOUSE : This condition often


signilies close
relationship with children. He is to learn
to use his heart
and becotne 'attached' in a very personal way.
He needs to
love deeply and intensely on a oni_to-one
basis. They have
fairly good successin love/romance, but regarding
friendships
they may have some disappointments. pleasure
through social
in_tercourse. Speculative gains are shown,
unless heavily
affiicted. He should develop a great desire to be creative
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SIXTH HOUSE : The recuperative powers du
are great
and health can be regained through fasting
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or avoiding exce_
sses' This condition often signifies work-rerated
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areJs and
t h e i r i m p o r t a n c ei n r i f e . w i t n l t r i s p o s i t i o n
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h e n e e d st o r e a r n
to work and be of service to otlters. For
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spiritual growth,
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this.is quite a good position of Rahu Afllictions


lessent-hetime
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available for these studies and incrase heartrr


difficurties. Ketu
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in the l2,th house in Sagittarius is bad


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like conforrs of the Couch but very good


for Ui*inu o, sal-
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vation, meaning releasefrorn the .epeateO


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deaths.

S E V E N T H H O U S E : f h i s c o n d i t i c r no f t e n
s i g n i l i e st h a r
m a r r i a g e o r p a r t n e r s h i pa c t i v i t i e s a r e
e x t r . e n l e l yi m p o r t a n t i n
h-islife. Marriage or businesspartner
is usually ltlore mature
than the native. This person hasto
w o r k w i t h a p a r t n e r ,t o
I e a r n t h e b a l a n c ei t t a k e s t o d o t h i s . p l e a s u r e s
is obtained
through contact with public. They are
very charnting, diplo_
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matice and polite in generalexpressionor communication,
Affiictions threatensseparation from partnersand law suits'
Ketu in the ascendantis not conduciveto the health of the
native. When affiicted,evil resultsmay happen which may
adversely affect the native's health, reputation and relation
with theGovernment. sudden fall from position can happen.
EIGHTH HOUSE : This position forces the personto
learn to accept another'sfinancial help' Money is obtained
his
through partners. Legaciesare promised' Sometime in
life, h-e *itt u" forced to learn the acceptance of the humility
oftakingfromothers.Stronginterestintheoccultorhidden

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sideofthelifeisnoticedasarescuefromthematerialworl

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i.urrrlrrg from the idea or reality of death and regeneration
ca
is strongly noticed in this case' If affiicted' fear of
poverty'
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weakness according to the sign at the
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8th house.
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NINTH HOUSE : When the position is not developed'


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in many
they have to learn a lot of lessonsfrom theirmistakes
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This can
cases,they cannot even comunicatetheir problems'
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get involved
also indicate disregard for religion' They will
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affairs/activities
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with publication, publicity or some foreign


needsto
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becomemore objectivein his interpretationswithin


of brothers or sistersare very destined
diate world. Affairs
in their life whetherthey want or not'

TENTHHoUsE:Thisconditionoftensigniliesstron.
ger successin the professionor careerarea but the native will
huu. u checkeredcareer. Avocation should be followed'
life'
sometimeto the point of sacrificinghome and domestic
way' and
This meansworking for or with the public in some
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he will have less time to spend on home matters. Public
recognitionand honours. Often difficultiesduring childhood
bring about a mother/father complex to this person. They
are a lot closer to their father than mother. Their first half of
life is not. very in the enjoyable comparedto the secondhalf.
When affiicted,others contrive to bring about his downfall.
ELEVENTH HOUSE : This position often signifiesthat
the person has considered friendship. Friends, in a better
position than the native, assistin time of need. Many hopes
are realised. Here they must becomelike an Aquarian in the
highestsenseof the word; a true humanitarian.Problemsand
difficultiesusually stem out of romancesand quite often form-

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ation of a successfulrelationship is very difficult. There next

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difficulty is with regard to children. Aflictions createenmities
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and jealousies.
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TWELFTH HOUSE : The personhas a lot to learn in


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this life time with or without individul choiceand needs self


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sacrifice. It is helping those less fortunate. handicapped,or


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affiicted.In their work, they are quite methodical, practical,


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punctualand steady. The digestivesystemor problemswith


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circulation needsattention in their case. Affiiction sometimes


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resultin lack of mental balance, vague imaginationsand


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CHAPTER 6

Rahu & Ketu in Signs


WheneverRahuis in Aries,Ketu will naturallybe in Libra. Their
axis is alwayscomplimentary to eachother. Sc the delineationof Rahu

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in one sign, will itutomaticallycoverthe delineationof Kettrin the

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oppositesign.
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with or aspected by the rulers of the 6th or 8th or the l2th


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housc will causeloss of elder brothcr or tather or the native.


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But if they are connected with an angle or trine ruler, then


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wealth, power. status etc. will be conferred on the native.


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2 . R a h u i d e n t i c a l t o i t s e x a l t e d s i g n ( G e r n i n i ) p l a c e di n
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an angle or trine gives political power and fame. He will have


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all the comtbrts and will become the chief of his clan.
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3 . R a h u p l a c , : di n T a u r u s . C a t t c e ro r A r i e s g i v r s r v e a l t h ,
e d u c a t i o n .g o o d s e r v a n t s .p l e a s i n gw i f e / h u s b a n d a n d b e n r : l i t s
from the government.

ARIES/LIBRA : In his past life. the person was lucky and


was surroundeil by luxuries aud comlbrls. He was engagr:din
h i g h e r s p i r i t u a l l e a r n i n ga n d g o o d t h i n g s i n l i f e w e r c t h e m a i n
p u r s u i t s o f h i s s o u l . I n t h i s l i f c t i m e . t h c d r a n r a t i c i n s t i n c tl s
strong and there is usual plenty of self-command. T'here u'ill
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perfect domestic harmony and happiness. Failure to keep both
hands tied up may cause loss of many successful opportuni-
ties in the present incarnation.

TAURUS/SCORPIO: In his past life, the person was enga-


ged in many underworld aitivities. Distorted sexual life and
misuse of potver was the lifestyle. Consequently; he must
have undergone several punishments before the present birth
takes place. [n this life time, he has a senseof mastershipand
a democratic view of human necessity. There will be pilgri-

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mage to shrines and holy places and increasein philosophical

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knowledge. He will try all his best to live nicely and comfor-
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tably and struggle to, at least. maintain his Karmic status.
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GEMINI/SAGITTRIUS : The person spenr his past life in


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various philosophical and mystical pursuits. He preferred a


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a life of freedom and independence. In this life, very marked


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sense of humour coupled with the desire to be just to all,


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makes him an admirable character. If he tries to isolate and


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withdraw from the society, the .;ircumstancesforce him to be


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with others. He has the power to suggestor transfer ideas


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to others at a distancesand foreseeevents. He seldom has a


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chance or opportunity to cultivate his emotional and material


base.

CANCER/CAPRICORN: In past tife, rhis person has


suffered many difficult and confining situatjons. Domestic life
was unpleas.antand unhappy. In this life, he will have a keen
interest in new ideas and enterprises if they relate to home
comforts. Family cohesion is important to him. Some pride
is shown and a tendency to boast also. He may show a colder
exterior, but you can get to him through proper emotionalism.

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He would like to servethe sufrers and will have enthusiasm
for national service.
LEO/AQUARIUS : He has spent his past life in many
unu$ualactivities.He hardly had time for his personal needs
and worked towards achievingthingsfor others. In this life
time, he will have vitality to carry forward large enterprises.
He has the capacityto superviseothersand capableof under'
taking responsibilitiesvery early in life. His mental harmony
is possibly his greatestcharm. Strong self-conditioningand

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self-confidence is noticedin him in this life. He will build new

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housesand will travel in forqign lands.
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VIRGO/PISCES : In past life, he was almost an incognito
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person.He did not have many opportunities,becausehe could


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not identify them and make use of them. In this lifetime,social


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ddsiresare very pronouncedand there is often much stability


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and perseverance. He has beengiven many opportunitiesin


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this life, but at the sametime, he has to achieve themvery


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methodically.Thus. he cannotjust skip and go on to the next


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gamein life. Therewill be suddenaccessto much wealth.


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LIBRA/ARIES : He has spent his past life with a lot of


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physical activities, temper and aggression. In that life he


gained and lost many thingssimultaneously as he could not
learn to balancethem. In this life, he will be mild and gentle,
and dignifiedand upright. Whateverhe doesin this life will
have a senseof justice. He will achievemany success in this
life without fighting for them and just by utilising his mental
energies.He may not be after materialisticcomforts and luxu'
ries,but he is alwayslucky to be in plentiful in that respect-
SCORPIOITAURUS:He has spenthis past life in luxuries
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and comforts without caring for the higher learnings. He
would not listen to anybody and will go with a routine life. In
this life time, there is seldom steady accomplishmentand
mental discord robs him of much pleasure in life. He will go
from one extreme stage of living to another during the same
life, His hidden motive and energiesare strong aud he will use
them whenever he has to. As long as no body disturbs him, he
will be quiet, polite and gentle. He may forget, but never
foregives, what others do to him.

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SAGITTARIUS/GEMINI: The past life was spent in

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many commrmicative and intellectual activities. He had to
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deal with others constAntly and had to fulfil what they expec-
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ted of him. In this life. desirp for direct results leads to


impatience and impules. Now he js choosing a path of indepe-
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dence and isolation. He will take a keen interest in public


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affairs, but is apt to overreach himself. He will achievesubs-


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tantial esoteric knowledge or understanding with or without


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being too involved in the occult. He is very much interested


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in the material things as well as in the human emotionalism.


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CAPRICORN/CANCER : In his past life, home and the


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surroundings was the key focus. He has spent.his past life in


various domesticated activities. He could not get a chance to
go out and do things. As a result of this, he is required to do
lot of thingsin this life outside home. He is endowed with
grace and idealism, has much sympathy for others and interest
in seeing those in his own circle accumulate wealth. He is
logical in argument, takes an interest in politics, like grandeur
in buildings and gives of his substanceto the weaker and less
fortunate.

AQUARIUS/LEO : Hc was very much self-centered in his


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past life and had no time for othersr His status was pretty
high and commanded a great respect for his powers in the
society. Now in this life he is to learn to be humanly, to mix
with others and help them to solve thcir problems. He will
have the tendency to neglect home or office routine if these
interfere with his social ambitions. His innovations and abili-
ties to tackle situations is quite amazing. Unpredictability is
always on his side which he has difficulty dealing with in this
lifetime.

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PISCES/VIRGO : In past life, he was very methodical and
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detailed oriented to a point of extreme. He spent his past life
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in substantial discriminating conditions and instincts would
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not even get close to him at that time. Endurance in research


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work, persistanceand efficiency as well as the desire tbr the


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minutest accuracy mark the influence of this lifetime. His


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decision may not be logical on the surface. but he does not


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care in that respect. Dealing with people and their emotions


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is important for him as he likes the exchange of feelings in


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this material world to keep him happy.


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CHAPTER 7
, Rahu & Ketu in Aspects

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Aspects in Hindu Astrology are different than the so^calledmodern

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aspects.For the purposeof this work, we follow the modern aspects.In
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our studies,we have observedthat aspects with the Moon's Nodes are
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workable upto l0 degreeorb.
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Conjunctions to Rahu
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SUN. It gives advantage to the Rahu area. This aspects


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provides strong personalelevation wherever the Sun is located.


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The destiny often helps them in most of the ways it can


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during life. Responsibilitiesare often given to them just as


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they are ready for them. People do lose their mates somehow,
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since this automatically puts Ketu in the 7th (marriage) house


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to the Sun.

MOON. This person has a good personality that is well


received by the public. This aspect provides great internal
emotional satisfaction for these people. In our opinion, Moon
conjunct Rahu makes it a more familiar territory than other
aspects.Women will play an inlportant role in this department
of his life.

MARS. This aspect provides strong interest in athletic or


physical activities in these individuals. This position over
stimulates and sornetimesexaggeratesexual arousal. Strong

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assistancefrom brothers and sistersis seenin getting aheadirr
life or vice versa.

MERCURY. They often havegood communicativetalents


and their energiesseemto comefrom someunknown sources'
All aspectsto Mercury have psychicvalue It givesgood
spirits and cheerful nature. Assistancefrom brothers and
sistersis highly significantin their life and often it is a mutual
exchangeon a timely basis.
JUPITER. lt givesluck ano goodfortune in balancingthe

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nodal axis. In this aspect,higher philosophiesand excellent
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wisdomflow throughthesepeople. Theseaspectdoes provide
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good material possessionsor often financial self-sufficiency'
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You can consider it very fortunateif someoneis born with


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Jupiterand Rahu in conjunction.


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VENUS. The person with this aspectis affectionate and


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warm-hearted. The good thingsin life have a tendency to


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comeby them quite easily. This addsto the Venus charm and
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makesfor great popularity. Marriage relatiohshipoftenare


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successfulfor them, at leastfrom the surfaceof it' We cannot


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be too sure, that Rahu with Venusis actually as good as it


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sounds.
SATURN. tt give considerable patienceto fulfil the work
of balancingthe Nodes. All their learningexperiences and
limitationsare properly analysedand utilised in order not to
make the same mistake again. Often this aspectmay deny
good physicalhealth.
URANUS. He is the adventurerand is romanticallyeccen-
tric. His mind is way ahead of the masses.Considerableutili-
sation of built-up nervous energ-vis often well-channelledby
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these individuals, depending upon the house location of the
conjunction. Rahu with Uranus very often gives stroke and
'freak'
heart trouble, Encourages accidents of type which are
completely out of the individual's ability to control.
NEPTUNE. The idea is to distribute the Neptunian
cnergies, either for good or bad, to the surroundings and asso-
ciates. Here we have a generous, hospitable. sympathetic
nature, ready to help all 4n need. His sensivity and awareness
is very keen. This seems to be a favourable Karma. Natal
charts of many composers or musicians have Nodes with or

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squaring Neptune.

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PLUTO. This will give sex problems of some kind or pro-

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blems concerning partners' money. Basically, it is Karmic
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lesson,reward or punishment, utilising the Plutonian means.
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This. all to often. seemsto indicate a confrontation with death


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or problems dealing with the Occult. Rahu or Ketu in con-


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junction or afriction with Pluto can increase any cbancesof


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glandular problems or in the case of women, female organ


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problems.
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Oppositions to Rahu
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SUN. This gives a greater difficulty in establishingthe neu'


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growth. This ascept indicates lack of physical vitality and


general suppressionof ego. Often a conflict from a previous
life with the father has brought about this condition and
bircumstance.

MOON. This aspect is Karmic in nature. Circulatory


problems of difrculties with dige stive system are quite common
for these individuals. Possible difficulties can concern homc
life or can be connected with the public, mother or women in
general.

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MARS. Action and fear need to be balanced. Circulatory
problems or blood difficulties can be normal for thesepeople.
lndulgence and misusesof physical power, sex and energies
in past life have brought this condition in this life.

MERCURY. This may make the person suspicious,out-


spoken, and somewhat tyrannical. This givesa fluctuating
type of mind. Judgement can the poor. so the poor, so the
person may not be good at giving advice. Nervous system,in
general, gets affected due to this aspect.

JUPITER. It gives great love of adventure, always seeking

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new experience of some kind.

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overcome the materialistic barrier either by choice or by
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heavenly force. Based upon the rest of the chart happiness
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from children might be a void issue to these people.


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VENUS. This does not exactly favour happiness. The


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person is usually sensitive and cannot expresshis affection


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comfortably. They face several hidden problems regarding


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love/romence.With people of opposite sex, there can be great


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s a c r i f i c et o a n i d e a l l o v e .
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SATURN. Sacrifice or surrender is the key word here.


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Success is also hard to achieve where saturns position is


located by sign and house. They just have to go through wordly
and unwordly experiences and then the significance of
patience. Things have a tendency to occur as late as possible.

URANUS. The person with this aspect is eccentric with


fitful energy which limits him in making good use of his
talents. It is not good for partnership or marriage becauseit
gives too great a desire for freedom. Their methods rvill be
strange as far as others are concerned.

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NEPTUNE. This person must be careful of drug aud
sex
abuse, and over stimulation of the imagination
fr,irrr over-
i d e a l i s t i ct h o u g h t s . T h e a s p e c rw i l l g i v e t h e
individual the
ability to inhale spirituar and idealistic goars ro
org,,nir.' oni
restructure the individuality.

PLUTO. He seemsforced to project himself into


a separa_
tive action. They will not hesitate to use destruction
foi the
sake of construction but only as a last l.esort.
K e e p i n gt h e
peaceand harmony will be their rnotto.

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Squares to Rahu/Ketu

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S U N . T h i s s e e m st o p u t a s t t . o l t g e tr h a n u s u a l
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the Sun and its position. Under this condition,
r>nehas [o
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adjust the right amount. lt is dilficult for


hirn to arrive at
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successin life. The action and stressseem


to colneout .rt the
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Sun position.
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MOON. This can give problems with health


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the person's life. This aspect produces peculiar


ernotional
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i m b a l a n c ei n t h a t i n d i v i d u a r . T h e a c t i o n
a n d s t r e s ss L ' e n r st o
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come out at the Moon's position and through


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wornen. It is best to releasethe feelings


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MARS. Along rvith this aspecr cornes


cruelty or stenl
nature. It gives impatience and may
disturb ,i" pf,yr;.ui
vitality which can cause physical suff.ri,.,g.
Ofr.crr one finds
that they have no energy rvhen [hey hau"'u
ror ro tro.nd vicc
versa. It givc.srnuch sexual energy. sometiurcs
t., tt.," puini
of sexual prorniscuity.

MERUCRy. lt may ntake the person seem aloof.


Therc
rs a tendency to fault linding exaggeration. .lhey
need to
t'eel good' but they are frequentr|
unabre t' do so f,r no
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specilic reason. Hidden tensions with brothers/sisters are
often seen.
JUPITER. This person is at one extreme or another' never
good luck or
down the middle of the road' Hindrance in
is often seen in this aspect' For these people
opportunities
children is quite common and prominent' He
learnings from
can be revolutionary and reckless'

VENUS This aspect tends to break-up his numerous love


put obs-
affairs. It may not deny love in his life but it can
The square is no
tacles in the way that he must overcome'

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good for lasting love and tend to make the person tyrannical
and jealous' ca
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SATURN'
This
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exrent that limitations in life are doubly,significant.


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The life seems to be fated' Call


position can give lorieliness.
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which we
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it. fate. Kalma, ot what you will, it is that area


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can rlo little about except surrender to it in strict discipline'


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URANUS. This person varies from moody and sensitive


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utilised to
to reckless. Deliant strange ways and means are
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achievethingsinlife.Hehasalovefordrasticaction.It
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prone'
can complete him to take risks, making him accident
NEPTUNE,somewiththisaspectseekfalsesatisfaction
sides to
in the seuses. Many times, this aspect indicates two
tlrerlature.apullbetweenundueidealismandover-sensiti
Karma
vity with power hungry selfish gratifications' The
house position
,niil be according to the nature of the sign and
and aspects.
PLUTO. He seemslbrced to project himself into a sepa-
and
rative acrion. In this aspect, the life is full of action
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suppressionof action without any significant events. If pre-
planned and properly executed, ideas of these people have a
substantially great influence over mankind.
Trines/Sextiles to RahuiKetu

SUN. This aspect provides good popularity. personal


elevation and execution of proper ego for that individuat.
Correct and constructive actions come naturally to success-
fully fulfil the destiny of the Nodes. Circumstantial assis-
tance in getting recognisedin the world is noticed.

MOON. This aspect gives a calm and steaoy emotional

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nature. In a man's chart, it attracts a woman who will

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help him. It gives a cheerful temperament. The health is
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affected beneficially and the personality colnes acrosswell
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with the public.


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MARS. This aspect provides added physical strengrh or


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reserve energles. It can give a feeling of independence


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'vital
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because of the nature'these people have. Assistance


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from brothers or to them is very prominent in this person's


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life,
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MERCURY. This is an intellectually stimularing aspecr.


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Trine aspect is good for an astrologer. All aspects to


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Mercury have psychic value. Their communication and ex-


ternalisation has a magnetic force associatedwith that which
others cannot help but notice.

JUPITER. Financial good luck and material . sbccess


without sacrificing any Karmic debt is seen in this aspqct.
This aspect indicates wholehearted pursuit ol the nodal
positions and aids in an effective way. ln this aspect,
proper use of knowlcdge and wisdom is shown by the indivi-

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dual. He is also the philospher.
VENUS. This aspect in a man's chart makes him attract
beautiful women with much charm of manner and they can
expect better luck regarding money matters. This gives a
nature that is dependable and well able to put action behind
the feglings of affection.

SATURN. This aspect provides excellent working habits


to these individuals. Here they have the ability to see the
serious broad view and stick to it: In this aspect, the harder
the person works, the better will be hisrewards. Emotional

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a n d s p i r i t u a lm a t u r i t y i s s e e n e v e n i n e a r l y c h i l d h o o d .

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U R A N U S . H e c a n e x p r e s sh i n r s e l fb e s t t h r o u g h h u m a n i -
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tarian and social reform. Brilliant ideas and innovative
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things are often associatedrvith this aspect. Orle good thing


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about these people is know how to, and when to. use their
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unsual energies.
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N E P T U N E . T h i s p e l s o n i s t a l e n t e d i n m u s i c a n c lt h e
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arts, or has a great appreciation of thenr. This aspect pro-


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v i d e s s t r o n g s e n s eo f s p i r i t u a l i t y o r e v e n m e d i u m i s t i ca t t i t u d e
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to the individual. lt inclines him to metaphysical studies.


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PLUTO. Even the good aspectsto Pluto can be separa-


tive, but the seperatiol is for good. Their temper, when not
in control is quite destructive, not only to them, but to their
surroundings as well. lt denotes force and depth.

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CHAPTER 8

Combinationsof Rahu or Ketu with


the Planets
It is rather difficult to give all the combinarions of the Rahu or Kelu

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w i t h t h e p l a n e t s ,b u t i n t h i s c h a p t e r , w e w i l l p r o v i d e s o m e o f t h e

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important conrbinationsrvhich the readcrs uill find useful in predictive
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astrology.
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SUN
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l . A s s o c i a r i o n o f R a h u r vi t h S u n . M a r s a r r d S a t n r n
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n u l l i f i e sa l l t h e o t h e r g o o d c o u r b i n a t i o n so f t h e h o r o s c o p e .
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2 . C o m b i n a t i o no f t h e S u n . l O t h l o r d a n d t h e a s c e n d e n t
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lord aspected by Rahu rnakes [he negative proficient in reli-


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gious scriptures. Some result is indicated if Raliu is in


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c o t r b i n a t i o n r v i t h M a r s a n d t h e 2 n d h o u s el o r d .
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3. Rahu, 2nd from the Sun and 9th fronr Saturn conl'ers
s p i r i t u a l i t y o n d t u r n s t h e n a t i v e i n t o a r e l i g i o u sl e a d e r .
4 . R a h u s c l u a r et o S u n a n d t r i n e t o S a t u n . r o l R a h u
p l a c e d3 r d o l t l t h l ' r o r nt h e S u n o r S i r t u r n s o n f c r s r o y u l i t y o n
t h e n a t i v e i r r r n o s to f t l r e c a s e s .
5 . T h e b e s t p o s i t i o n o f R a h u i s t o b e p o s i r e di n t h e l s t
h o u s ea l o n g r v i t h S a t u r n . t h e S u n a n d t h e M o o n h a v i n g t h e
9 t h r e s p e c to f J u p i t e r .
6 . R a h u w i t h t h e 7 t h l o r d i n S a g i t r a r i u so r P i s c e s r n u k e s
t h e n a t i v e a d u l t e r o u sa n d i f t h e S u n j o i n s w i t h t h c r n . h e r v i l l
h a v e s e x u a l r e l a t i o n sr v i t h t h e w o l n e n o t ' h i g h b o r n l r r r n i l i e s .

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7. Rahu in the 6th, Saturn in the 8th. Mars and the
Sun in the l2th housecausesthe native to lose his mother in
his l2th year.
8. Rahu in the 5th, Moon in the ascendent,Venusin
the 2nd and Sun/Mercuryin the l2th house; the person will
be greatly troubled by his wife and children.
9. Moon joins Rahu, Saturn joins Mars and placed in
the ascendant,it is evil for the mother. However, if Sun/
Mars do not aspect Saturn, there will be comforts of the
Mother till late in the life.
10. Mars in the llth house with Rahu and thesun in

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the 5th house,the native will lead a life as a chief of the
town.
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the 7th house from Rahu and if from Venus, Sun/Marsare


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in the 3rd house,the personwill fall from a tree and die.


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12. Personis not born on Thursday,Jupiter joins Rahu,


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Mars join Saturnand Moon joins Sun. the native will become
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lame.
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13. Rahu in the 2nd house with Sun, Mercury, Venus


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and Saturn, the mother dies soon after the delivery.


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14. Venusin the 7th house;Sun, Mars, and Jupiter are


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placedin a signowned by an evil planetand Rahu is placed


in a sign of maleficplanet, the nativervill sufferfrom chronic
illness.
15. Rahu in the 5th houseand the ascendantlord is in
association with the Sun. Mars, Jupiter and Saturn. the
child will die soon after birth.
16. Rahu in the 2nd house.Sun in the ascendant,Mars
in the 3rd house.Mercury in the l2th houseand Venusis
exalted in Pisces,the native will enjoy royality.
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17. Moon in the 2nd house. Rahu in the 3rd house,
Jupiter in the 4th house, Mercury in the l2th house and
Saturn in the llth houseor 6th house,with exaltedSun in
Aries, gives rise to exceedinglypowerful Raja Yoga. If of a
Royal birth, the native is sure to becomean Emperor.
18. Corrjunctionof Rahu and the Sun in the 4th houseis
not favourable. There wlll be many financialtroubles, fear
to enemies,and failure of plans. Theremay be the problems
of children also. Finally the native will leavefor another
town or country.

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19. Rahu conjunction Sun in the 7th, the native will

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loosehis wealth through the associationof women.
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20. Rahu conjunctionSun in the l0th house will bring
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elevation in native's life. but the political careerwill be a
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failure. He will havemany ups and downs in life. Rahu


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conjunction Sun in the 9th housewill give higherlearnings


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and foreign travels.


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21, Conjunctionof Rahu and the Sun is bad in Aries,


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Gemini, Libra, Scorpio and Aquarius. Sun conjunction


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Ketu destroysthe housewhere they are placed.


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22. Rahu or Ketu in close.conjunction to the Sun in the


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8th housecurtailsthe longevity.


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23. Rahu conjunction the Sun in l,eo is termed favour-


able. Similarly conjunction of Rahu and the Sun in the lst,
3rd, 5th or l2th house is excellent. It will bring fame,
social elevation,dignity etc. but the relationsbetweenthe
father and the Sun will not be cordial.
24. If Rahu or Ketu conjunction the Sun is affiicted,
placed in malefic houses or aspected'by -malefic planets,it
causes lossof professionand prestige. There will be frustra-
tions and comforts of the children rvill be denied.

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25. If Rahu is 5rh from the Sun and Jupiter and 2nd,
^
3rd,.. 5th, _6th, 8th, 9th, 'l lth or l2th from the M;;';
p u b l i c l e a d e ri s b o r n .
26. Rahu in square aspect to Saturn, the Sun the Moori
and Jupiter, the politician is born. Jupiter in trine aspect
instead of square, shapes the administrators amongst them.
Alternatively, Rahu in the 2nd, 6th, gth or l2th house from
Saturn. the Sun, the Moon and Jupiter gives rise to a
politician and administrator.
27. Caplicorn ascendant. the native is claisified as luckv
if Rahu is not rvith Jupiter, Moon is with the Sun and Mars

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is with Saturn.

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28. Rahu in the 8th house aspected by Sun/Saturn and
not especred by the benelics; 8th or l2th year will proveca
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critical for the native.


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29. When Ketu is in Sagittarius upto 3"-2A', anrJ the


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M o o n a n d S u n h a v e t h e s a m ed e c l i n a t i o ' s , t h e n w h a t e v e r
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may be the other combination denoting rank, status and


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position the person cannot rise in life.


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MOON
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l . S a t n r n i n t h e 5 t h h o u s e a s p e c t e do r . a s s o c i a t e db y t h e
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loss of children. same results are incliiated, when Rahu


i s a s s o c i a t e dw i t h J u p i t e r . r o r c l o f t h e a s c e n d a n t i s w i t h
M a r s a n d t h e r u l e r o f t l r c 5 t h h o u s er s w e a k .
2 . R a h u i n t h e 6 t h . t i t h o r l 2 t h h o u s er v i t h t h e M o o n
a n d S a t u r n a n d a s p e c t e d b y t h e l o r d o f t h e a s c e n d a n tbring
about the deathin bad circuurstances.
3 . W i t h t h e a s p e c to f R a h u o n S a r u r n , r v h e n t h e M o o n
i s v e r y w e a k . r v i l l l e a d t h e n a t i v e t o u n d e r g o t h e operattolr
of the head.
4. Rahu prorluces rvhitc- lcprosy u,hen combinedrvith
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5. If Rahu is 8th from Saturn, l0th frcm Jupiter and 3rd
from the Moon, a great scientist is born.
6. Ruler of the ascendentwith the ruler of the 6th house
and Rahu in the sixth house, the native will die by poison at
the hands of a woman. Some result is produced if Moon is in
the ascendantand Venus is with Rahu or Ketu.
7. Rahu with Moon in the 9th house and Jupiter in the
lOth house the native will be blessedwith lucky and beautiful
children.
8. Capricorn ascendant, Ketu 7th to Moon and 4th to
Venus, there will be 3 marriages or there rvill be three women

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in his life. No cordial relations with the children. The resi-

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dence will by old and mother's comforts are denied. The du
native will alsg suffer from the heart disease. Such a Moon
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brings diseaseand trials.


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9. Capricorir ascendent,Saturn Sth to the Moon and Rahu


tio

5th to the Moon, the mother of the native is rendered. Unfor-


di

tunate. There will be freckles on the face or birth-marks on


ra

the body.
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10" Jupiter and Moon in the l2th house are classifiedas


fo

unfortunate, but if Rahu or Ketu stays with them. the defect


tre

is cancelledand classifiedas fortunate.


en

I l. Rahu in the ascendent without Moon or any benefic


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planet, Saturn in the third house and malefics in the 4tir, ?th
and l0th houses, the person will have nothing but sufferings
all through the life.
12. Rahu in the 4th housewith the Moon in the 8th houses
a n d m a l e f i c a r e i n t h e l s t , 4 t h , 7 t h a n d l O t h h o u s e s ,t h e l o n g e -
vity of the native is short.
13. If Rahu with the Moon, Mars and Saturn stays in
either the 7th or 9th house, then the health will be disturbed
on the 7th day or in the 7th month.

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14. Rahu in Aquarius, Mars in Capricorn, Moon and
Saturnin Virgo with Jupiter in Leo, the native will becomea
king.
15. Rahu in the ascdndantor in the 8th houseand is
aspectedby the Moon, the lOth day will be evil. (b) Rahu in
the 4th house Moon in the lst, 4th, 7th or l0th house,the
20th year will be critical. (c) Rahu in the 4th, 6th or 8th and
the Moon in the 8th, the 20th day will be evil. (d) Rahu in
the Sth house and the Moon is in the lst,4th,7th or l0th
house,then the life is short. (e) Rahu in the ascendant,the
Moon in the 6th house,the native may suffer from convul-

n
sions or fits. (f) Rahu in the 8th housewith a weak Moon

tio
ca
shows falling sickness. (g) Rahu in the 4th house with the
du
Moon in the 6th or 8th house,the life will be short.
lE

16. Rahu with the Moon in the 3rd house,mother will die
na

at an early age.
o

17. Rahu/Moon conjunctionwithout benefic aspectsgive


diti

rise to all sortsof mental diseases.Other planetsdeveloptraits


ra

when eonjoined with Rahu or Ketu. (b) The conjunction


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taking place in the 3rd housegivesone anxietyon accountof


fo

one'sown pervertedthinking.The sisterbecomeswidow.


tre

18. Moon in Capricorn aspectedby jupiter and Rahu in


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Virgo, one may have numberof childrenout of which two or


three would survive.
19. Rahu's association with Moon alonein soft constella-
tion is good for intution. But if Mars join the combination,it
will have a very undesirableeffect. The person may suffer
from hysteria, swellingsand epilipticfits. One may become
sensitive and apt to suffer throughcontactwith the rougher
side of life. He will be highly stungand liable to nervous
exhaustion.
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Mars/Rahu or Mercury/Saturn/Rahu associations' especially
in Sagittarius, Aries, and Scorpio or in the constellation ruled
by Mars or Saturn is a dreaded combination unless there are
beneficial aspects. The person's life, coinciding with the
operation of main periods of any of the planets concerned, is
liable to be shattered and frustrated. Headstrong, restlessand
intolerant of restraint. ill-controlled temper inclines thc person
to go to extremes.
MARS

l. Mars, Jupiter and the ruler of the 5th house are in

n
tio
conjunction and aspected by Rahu from the ascendant, death

ca
of children is indicated. du
2. Rahu and Venus in the 4th house while Mars or Saturn
lE

is posited in the ascendant produce a mark at the heel or left-


na

leg.
tio

3. Rahu in the ?th house and Mars in the 4th house, the
di
ra

native will behave like an animal to satisfy his lusts.


rT

4. Rahu in the 7th house, Mars in the 6th house and


fo

Saturn in the 8th house, the wife will be short lived. This
tre

combination will destroy the brothers as well.


en

5. When 6th house ruler aspectedby Rahu or Ketu is in


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Aries, or Scorpio or in ascendant with Mars, thieving, cheat-


ing alrd lying tendencieswill be prominent in the native.
6. Combination of Rahu with Mars and Saturn in the
ascendantgives rise to the diseasesof the generativeorgans.
7. Combination of Rahu with Mars and Saturn makes
the native accident prone. The house position will indicate the
part of the body to be affiicted or shatters the prosperity of
that house.
8. Combination of Rahu with Mars and Saturn in the 8th

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house makes the person perverse, cruel and immoral.
There
will be sudden rise and sudden fall.
9. If Mars or Jupiter is with Ketu in the 3rd house
in
conjunction with the rord of the 2nd house, the native
can
shine well as an author or an editor.
10. Rahu or Ketu with Mars and Saturn in the 9th house
the father will die after untold hardships.
I l. Capricorn ascendant,Rahu 3rd to Murcury and
Mars
3rd from Rahu, there will be prominent birth_Mark or a
scar
on one of the legs.
12. Rahu in Gemini, Mars in Leo, Saturn in Libra
and

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tio
Venus in Virgo. the mother will die earlv.
13. Mercury 8th to Mars and nanu -sttrto Mercury,
ca the
du
person will have an stomach ailment and will have
financial
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problems.
na

14. Rahu, Mars and Jupiter together in the 6th, gth or


o

l2th house, the native will earn the displeasureof


iti

the ruler.
d

15. Mars or Venus or Mercury in the lOth house, identi_


ra
rT

cal to its own sign with Rahu, there will be sudden gains
and
fo

sudden fall.
tre

16. Rahu in the l0th house, Jupiter in the gth house


and
en

Venus is 4th to Mars, the person will get his hands


or feet
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injured. He will become paralytic and thereby incapacitated


profesionally.
17. Rahu in the 4th house. Mars in the ascendant
and
Saturn in l2th house, 8th month will be critical (b) Rahu
in
the 3rd house, Mars and Saturn in the 2nd house, longevity
can be estimated as one year. (c) Rahu in the 7th house witl
the Moon, Mars and Saturn, the 7th day or the 7th year can
be critical for longevity. (d) Rahu or Ketu in the ascendant,
and ascendantlord joins Mars, the lgth year will be critical.
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the native will be the eldest. He will
be slaveto his emotions.
Peoplewill have no regard for him.
If Rahu/Mars are in
Gemini in the 3rd house,the native will
live fo, i+y."* ;;;
will die on a Wednesdaymorning when
the Moon is in Revati
asterism.
19. Mars/Rahu in the 4th house (a)
: lf beneflc_the
subjectwilr gain through metal, gold,
sirvererc. and through
cloth etc. He might get a legacyas well. (b)
If affiiciea:,f,"?"
will be lossof wealth and tossesthrough
enemies and rogues.
Various types of obstaclesand delays
irise.
20. Mars/Rahu in the Sth house,
there will be no male

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issueor issuesdies. Rahu in the 5th

tio
t,our. in Ari., i;;;;
or aspectedby Mars bringsabout the loss
ca
of sons. ";
21. Mars/Rahu in the 7th house gives
du
more than one
wife and indicateslove affairs before
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marriage.
na

22. Mars/Rahuin the gth house spoils


the health, gives
tio

middle ageand deathas a result of poison


or beingbitten by
di

poisonousinsect.
ra
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Mars conjunctionKetu, there will be


- .?? fear about male
children, of weapons,of il_health.
fo

There will be lossof


wealth,family troubles, divorce and
tre

death but towarOsiie


end of Dasa of Mars or Ketu, there
en

will be an increaseof
luck and much benefit.
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24. Mars/Ketu in the 4th house, fear


will arisedue to
eitherof the following : (a) sons, (b) weapons,
(c) diseases.
Lossof wife and lossof wealth has to be
apprehended. At
the closeof Ketu Dasa,there will be happiness
and gains.
25. Mars/Ketu in the 5th house,there
will be an emo_
tional problemin the lgth year, por.litf
a love affair. The
hair will beginto fall-premature'baldness.
There may be as
many as three marriages.

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26. Rahu in Gemini arid Mars in Leo, the native will
enjoy all sort of comforts, authority and will becomethe
king.
11. Mars/Rahuin the l0th or llth or 2nd house produce
detective writers. Makes the nativerich by understandand
questionablemeans.
28. Mars in close conjunction to Rahu or Ketu makesa
personviolent.Suchapersoncannotcontrolhisangeran
iometimes murderoustendencyappears. Rahu/Mars associa-
tion also givessuicidal tendencies,speciallyin certain destruc-
tive parts of different asterisms' Rahu/Mars/Moon in the

n
asterismof the ascendantbrings about sucideby the native.

tio
29. Rahu in the 2nd houseand Mars in the 7th house'
ca
du
the wife will not survive.
lE

30. Rahu in the 6th, Mars in the 5th Venusin the 8th
na

and the Sun in the 9th, the personwill lead his country or the
o

nation.
iti

l0th
d

31. Rahu/Marsin the 6th houseand Mercury in the


ra
rT

house,thenativewillrisetoanauthoritivepositionandw
have an Excellentcareer'
fo

32. Rahu and Jupiter in the 8th house causesstornach


tre

are those
en

diseases. If the parts of the constellationsinvoli'ed


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an operation' If for this


of Mars or Ketu, one undergoes
in the 3rd house,he will undergo the
combination.Mercury is
operation in a foreign country'
MERCURY

l. Combination of Rahu/Mercury/Saturn in the lOth


housesometimesresultsin the amputation of the leg'
2. Combination of Rahu or Ketu with the ascendant
lordandtheMoonorwithMercury'inahousewillindicat
house'
the skin diseaseon the part of the body ruled by that
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Rahu produceswhite leprosywhen combinedwith the ascen-
dant lord and Mercury.
3. Rahu aspectedby Saturn, Venusand Mercury becomes
very powerful to do good. Although Rahu is stated to be
friend of Mercury, Venusand Saturn,but the conjunctionwith
theseplanetscausesmore affiiction than otherwise. In fact,
Rahu is no one'sfriend.
4. Capricon ascendant,Rahu 3rd to Mercury' successas
a farmer oldairy owner. Large number of cattle and wealth
through animalsis indicated. He will enjoy great comforts.
5. Mercury/Jupiterin the 2nd house and Rahu identical

n
to Gemini, the native will be benefittedby three well-to do

tio
relations.
ca
6. Rahu conjunctionJupiter in the 7th houseand Mercury
du
in the 9th house, the personwill leave his country of birth
lE
na

and will live in foreign lands.


tio

7. Rahu in the l2th house with Mercury, Jupiter and


di

Saturn in the 5th house; it will be bad for the longevityof the
ra

native.
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8. Rahu in an angle(l-4-7-10) with Saturn'Jupiter,Venus


fo

and Mercury, the person will be a healthy strong man with


tre

good children, honour etc. and long lived.


en

9. Rahu or Ketu with Mercury and ruler of the 2nd house


C

positedin the 6th give rise to diseaseof the mouth, ear and
nos€.
10. Rahu 8th from Mercury, the parentswill be sickly and
renderedunfortunate.
ll. Mercury 2nd to Rahu, the native will leave the
country of birth and will residein a foreign land.
12. Rahu 7th to Mercury may leavethe chicken-poxor
small-poxon the body.
13. Rahu/Mercury in the 4th house gives gains and
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money. It giveshigh position and socialstatus,but if the sign
is Pisces.there will be sorrows due to relations' friends and
children.
14. Mercury with Ketu or Rahu in the 6th or l2th house
and heavily afflictedgivesrise to a disease which cannot be
diagnosedor cured. Even nervousbreakdown or insanityis
caused.
15. 'Rahu conjunction Venusin the 4th housewill give all
comfortsand pleasuresbut if Mercury joins them, the native
will indulge in sexualexcesses, damaginghis health.
16. Rahu conjunction Mercury in the 5th house, it may
affect the brain.

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tio
JUPITER
ca
l. Capricornascendant, Rahu in the lOth and Jupiter in
du
the 8th house, the native rray possibly suffer from rheuma-
lE

tism, paralysisor polio.


na

2. Jupiter in the ascendant and Rahu in the 8th house


o
iti

give a mark on the left hand. Sameresultswill be produced


d
ra

if Rahu/Jupiterare in the ascendantand 8th houseis occupied


rT

by malefics.
fo

3. Rahu conjunction Jupiter in Leo giveslong age. Same


tre

will be the resultsif Rahu alone staysin Aries or Virgo.


en

4. Saturn conjunction Rahu or Ketu, but under the


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beneficrays ofJupiter, producesa great Yogi.


5. Rahu in squareor trine to Jupiter or in trine to the
Sun createswriters.
6. Capricornascendant. Rahu 4th to Jupiter and Venus
4th to Rahu, the persOn will be lucky and prosperous. In
addition to wealth, he will enjoy nameand.famebut therewill
be fluctuationstoo.
7. Rahu in the 3rd house, Saturn in the 2nd houseand
Jupiter in the ascendant,thc native destroys his mother and
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alsokills his brothers.
8. Ketu conjunction Saturn in the 3rd houseand Jupiter
in the 9th house, the person born will be outside wedlocli.
9. Rahu conjuction Jupiter in the gth house, there will
be a stomuchailment and also the birth-mark near the naval.
10. Rahu in the ascendant,Saturn in the 7th house and
Venus conjunction Jupiter in tlre l2th house, the child will
Iive for one year.
I l. Rahu in Taurus in the 9th house with Venusand
Jupiter, the personwill live for a very long age.

n
12. Jupiter in Aries and Rahu with Venus occupies the

tio
10th house, the person born will be prosperousand fortu_

ca
nate. He will enjoy somesort of authority also.
du
13. Jupiter in the l0th house, Rahu in the sixth house
lE

and Venus in the 2nd house, the native will rise to great
na

heights even if born under humble circumstances.


tio

14. Jupiter conjunction Rahu or Ketu, without any


di
ra

benefic makes the native scoff at religion and higher valueoi


rT

life but if aspected by benefics,the native will love and


fo

respectthe learned and religious people.


tre

15. Rahu conjunction Jupiter in the 4th house with


en

benefic aspects will make the native religiousand God fear-


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ing. He will have wealth and prosperity,and will distinguish


himselfas a lawyer.
16. Jupiter conjuction Ketu destroys the fruit of the
housein which it takesplace.
17. Jupiter conjunctionRahu in favourablesigns in lst,
5th, 9th or Jupiter aspectingRahu when placedin the lst,
9th or l0th house, the native rises very high and will be
respected by all.
18. Capricorn ascendant. Jupiter conjunction Rahu in
the 9th house. The subject will rise high and will enjoy all
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will die'
sorts of comfortsbutnearly 5o/.of his children
Jupiter in the 5th house' there
19. Rahu conjunction
may be lossof issuesor abortions'
VENUS
give-all-sorts.of
l. Rahu/Venusin the 4th house will
Tfere will be domestic
gains including money and lands' .
Relations and friends will
;;;, nutto"v and comforts'
be of great helP.
ascendent'there
2. Rahu in the 8th and Venus in the

n
tio
will be a mark on the head or left ear'
3rd house and
ca
3. Rahu in the l2th house, Saturtrin the
du
be defective'
Venus in the 5th house, the right eye will
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4. Saturn/Ketuin the 3rd house' Rahu aspectsVenus in


na

for the oppositesex'


the 5th house, there will be fascination
o

Rahu' the native


5. Venus in the 7th house aspectedby
diti
ra

may sufferfrom choleraor diarrhoea'


rT

7th' 8th or l2th


6. Venusconjunction Rahu in 3rd' 6th'
fo

Venus trine Rahu


houseis bad but is good in other houses'
tre

give the native excellentmoral character'


en

perversesexoutlook'
7. VenusconjunctionKetu gives
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SATURN
and Saturn 8th to
l. Rahu in Capricorn or Aquarius
scienccs'
Rahu the native takes interestirr occult
in the 9th house' there will
2. Rahu conjunctionSaturn
rulers and fear of fall
be Jispleasurewith the parentsor the-
may leave ihe country of
from a high position. The native
birth or town of residence'
the mother
3. Saturn conjunctionRahu in the ascendant'
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would have suffered from labour pains and the native will
suffer ill-health in his childhood and the wounds will affiicr
him in young age.
4. Rahu in the lOth house ano rofd of the l0th house
with Saturn posited in the 3rd house, the native will be
wealthy, religiousand lgarned.
5. Rahu or Ketu with Saturn and 4th house ruler,
placed in the 8th house will give stomach and digestion
troubles.
6. Saturn canjunction Rahu or Ketu in a malefic house
givessuicidal tendencyand criminal bent of mind.

n
tio
7. Saturnin the constellationof Rahu and Ketu in the

ca
constellation of Saturn, involving the 8th house, denotes
du
predispositionto paralytic strokes.
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HOUSES
na

l. Rahu invariablyoccupiesthe candenthousesfrom the


tio

major planetsin the casesof ordinary men.


di

2. Rahu's associationwith the rulers of the ascendant


ra

and the ruler of 6th house brings about poisoning from


rT

snakes,women, and fear from thieves.


fo
tre

FIRST HOUSE. Rahu in the ascendantand the ascen-


dant lord in l0th houseshowsthat the time of delivery the
en
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native issuedleg foremost.


2. Rahu in the lst, 4th, 7th or l0th house aspectedby
malefics,it is evil on rhe lOth day or in the lOth year.
3. Rahu in the ascendantidentical to Leo with benefic
aspectsgivesa kingly life. Rahu in the ascendant identical
to Aries. Taurus or Cancer protects the native and bestows
all the comforts.
4. Rahu in Gemini or Virgo and placedin the lst, 4th,
6th, 7th, l0 or l2th house, the person wilt be charitable,
grateful, God-fearing. He will have no sufrerings and rvill
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bc blessedwith all sorts of comforts.
5. Ketu in the ascendant identical to Capricorn or
Aquarius bestowson the native wealth and children.
6. Rahu in the ascendantwhile lord of the ascendantis
associatedwith a malefic gives the native troubles from
thievesand cheats.
7. Rahu in the ascendantin Aries, Gemini, Leo, Libra.
Sagittariusor Aquarius gives the native a lean body.
8. Rahu or Ketu in combination iwith the lord of the
ascendant and 6th house and placed in lst, 4th 5th' 7th'
9th or lOth housemay result in the chain impriscnment of

n
tio
the native.
ca
9. Rahu or Ketu when positedin the lst, 4th, 5th, 7th'
du
9th or l0th houseand is associatedwith the rulers of one of
lE

thesehousesbring about prosperityand fortune to the native.


na

Their conjunction with the rulers of 5th or 9th house is


o
iti

beneficial any where in the chart. They confer happiness.


d
ra

childrenand wealth. on the native.


rT

SECOND HOUSE. Rahu or Ketu in 2nd or 7th house


fo

in conjunctionwith or aspectedby the ruler of the l5th or the


tre

9th house,bestowswealthi,long life and authority.


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THIRD HOUSE. Rahu with the ruler of the ascendant


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ir' the 3rd housemakesthe personone of the twins.


2. Rahu posited the 3rd, 6th, or llth house with the
aspects or associationsof benefic planets removes all the
troublesand difficultiesof human life.
3. Rahu in the 3rd house (affiicted)kills the eldest and
the youngest brother, Ketu in the 3rd housedestroysall or
brings in troublesfrom then.
4. Rahu in the 3rd housewith the ruler of the 3rd house
makes the native bold within but he will behave like a
coward. Ketu in the 3rd house with the ruler of the 3rd
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house makes the native coward within, with an outward
show of bravery. Rahu or Ketu in the 3rd housewith a
--ibu"nfH
malefic givesrise to the diseaseof the neck.
HoUsE. Rahu in the 4th house with evil
planetsin the ascendantand the 7th houseand maleficsin the
2nd or l2th house, the 7th day after birth will become very
critical. Rahu in the 4th house affiicted by maleficsmay
bring about the death in the first year of birth or in the l0th
or l4th year.
2. Rahu in the 4th houseindicates that the native will
have a closed mind. He will never open his headto any

n
one. When afflicted, it induces the native to put up an out'

tio
ward appearattceof a good and religious man and act
ca
du
accordinglythoughinwardly he may be quite the opposite'
lE

FIFTH HOUSE. Rahu exalted or debilitated in the 5th


causessorrow through children.
na

2. Rahu or Ketu in the 5th housewith no benefic aspect


tio

reduces the comforts. There will be fear of all typesinclud-


di
ra

ing fear of women and serpents. Children and family


rT

members will be the source of worry, and the native will


fo

haveweak memory. If Rahu aspectsthe 5th house, the son


tre

will derideand disobeY.


en

SIXTH HOUSE. Rahu in the sixth house gives wounds


C

or scar marks on both the legsof the native Ketu in the sixth
house brings in cuts or wounds or scarmarks near the eyesor
on the belly.
2. Troubles from evil spirits are produced by Rahu or
Ketu in the 6th housewith aspectsof maleficsand with evil
amsas.
J. The mere occupation of the 6th by Rahu with the
malefic aspectsgivesthe native lying or cheatingdisposition.
4. Rahu in the 6th house with the ruler of the lst and
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6th houses and other malefics, makes the person sickly and
short tempered.
SEVENTH HOUSE. Rahu in the ?th house with the 7th
lord identical to Sagittarius or Pisces, the person will have
sexual relations with religious and respectablegirls.
2. Rahu or Ketu in the 7th house brings about sexual
union with women during their periods. The native's wife
will have a long, hanging and ugly breasts.
3. Rahu or Ketu in the 7th house aspected by malefics
indicate that the wife of the native will not be chaste and
will be interested in other men. If Rahu or Ketu are heavily

n
aflicted. the native will not have a wife or if he marries. the

tio
wife will die in a very short time.
ca
du
4. Ruler of the 7th house aspected by malefics and
lE

combined with Rahu or Ketu, the native will be prone to


na

commit adultery.
o

5. Malefic Rahu in the 7th house, death can be appre-


iti
d

hended in the 10th year. When Rahu is inimical and


ra

occupies the 7th or the 9th house, it is evil for the native in
rT

his l6th year.


fo

EIGHTH HOUSE. Rahu or Ketu in the 8th house or


tre

associatedwith 8th lord, indicates typhoid or like fevers.


en

NINTH HOUSE. Affiicted Rahu in the 9th house gives


C

tendencies for crual deeds. A hard healted and merciless


leader is born when Rahu or Ketu is placed in the 9th house
and 9th lord is debilitated.
2. Rahu or Ketu posited in the 9th or l0th house in
conjunction with the lord of the 5th or the 9th house will
bestow all sorts of luxuries arrd the comforts on the native.
TENTH HOUSE. Rahu in the l0th with benefic planets
gives the native pilgrimages to holy places and shrines. The
second half of life will be prosperous and fortunate.
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ELEVENTH HOUSE. Rahu in the llth house is bad for
children but brings about large number of friends even
amongstthe great.
TWELETH HOUSE. kahu in the l2th house lands the
native in wastefulexPenditure.
2. Rahu's associationwith the ruler of the llthhouse
resultsin the lossof a limb when the 12th houseis occupiedby
the malefics'
3. Rahu in the l2th house with the ruler of the ascen-
dant and aspected by the 6th houseruler, givesall sortsof
mental and PhYsicalworries.

n
tio
ca
du
lE
na
tio
di
ra
rT
fo
tre
en
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CHAPTER 9
Rahu & Ketu in Vimshottari Dasa
As said earlier in this book, though Rahu and Kelu are
not physicalbodiesin the heavens,but they have been given

n
tio
th€ status of planets in Hindu Predictive Astrology.
ca
Naturally they cannot be ignoredin Vimshottari Dasa System
du
also. Rihu's period is for I I years and Ketu's T years.
lE

Rahu and Ketu do not rule any signslike other planetsbut


na

the fact that a major share of Vimshottari Dasa period has


o
iti

been apportioned (25 years) to these two planets speak


d
ra

volumes of their importance Rahu and are termedKarmic


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planets and their Dasa periods and sub-periods are quite


fo

interestingin a sensethat they do bring the native back to the


tre

Karmic or destinedpath. Freewillalmost does not exist in


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termsof Node'speriods.
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Similarly the Dasa periods and sub-periodsof Karmic


ControllingPlanets(rulers of the signs occupied by Rahu
and Ketu) are to be interpreted in a different manner. but
that is not the subject of this book. For other planets,
either they are consideredfrom the natal ascendantor from
the place occupiedby them is to be treated as Acendant for
that planet's Dasa, but for Rahu and Ketu, we are to cor-
porate both the schools.
For interpretingRahu and Ketu Dasa, we are to consider
the houses occupied by them, the signs in which they are
placed along with the position of the planet ruling the sign
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There will be so many promutations and combinations,that
a completedelineationis not possiblein one small chapter of
this book but we will try to give somebroad outlinesfor the
guidanceof the learned readers. For illustration, we take
the examplegiven in Chapter 17, "Karmic Destiny" of this
book. Ketu is in Aries in 4th houseruled by Mars and for
interpreting Ketu Dasa, the position of Mars (Karmic
Controlling Planet) in natal chart is equally important.
Mars is in Libra in lOth house. Had Mars beenexaltedin
the Ascendant,Ketu Dasa results would have been totally
different than what they had been now, i.e. Mars in its
Fall in the l0th house. The native had to changeas many as

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six professions and he could hardly stay on one job for two

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years Ketu Dasa proved to be the most unfortunate part of
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the stellar position of Rahu and Ketu. If they are placed on


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the asterismsof Yoga-karka planets, their results will be


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considerablymodified to do good.
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with their Dasa result interpretationsare as under :


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1. In Hindu Astrology, (6th. 8th and 12th houses are


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termed as Dussthanas(malefic house). Whenever Rahu or


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Ketu is placed(a) on the asterismof the ruler of the 6th, 8th


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or l2th house, (b) placed in 6th or 8th or l2th house, (c)


associatedor aspectedby the ruler of 6th or 8th or 12th
house;the nativewill be subjectto disturbinginfluences. By
modificationsdue to benefic planets,the evil will be mini-
mised, but cannotbe nullified altogether.
2. Similarly. angles(1-4-7-10)and trines(5-9)are termed
as benefic houses and whenever Rahu or Ketu is placed(a)
on the asterism of the rulers of these houses,(b) in these
houses(l-4-5-7-9-10),(c) related to be rulers of thesehousesby
aspectsor associations;their Dasa periodswill be favourable.
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3. When Rahu or Ketu happened to be (a) in
2nd, 3rd or llth house(b) or associatedor aspected by the
rulers of these (2-3-11)houses,(c) or placedon the asterism
of the rulersof 2nd, 3rd, or 18th house, mixed results will
occur and will not be powerfuleitherway.
4. When Rahu or Ketu is placed on the asterismof
Ketu, various unpleasant eventswill take place in its period,
but if Rahu or Ketu is placed on the asterismof Rahu, it will
give good results. (In Hindu Astrology, Rahu and Ketu are
termed as malefics,but so are the Sun and MarS. Our
experiencesaysthat when it comesto wordly affairs, Rahu is

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the case, if the subject is engagedin religiousand spiritual
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occupiedby them and also the results of the planets with


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whom they are associated.


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malefics or benefics but in practical applicationit is not so.


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Everv planet standsto be modified by its location, aspects


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etc. For example,Mars is maleficbut it is the only planet of


energy. Personwithout energyis as good as dead' It will
be upto the person concerned to use this energyconstruc-
tively, subject to Mars position in the natal chart. One
cannot be an athlete and earn international reputation with-
out Mars' energy, then how this planet can be termed as
malefic? Sameis the casewith all the other planets includ-
ing Rahu and Ketu.
(a) When favourable, Rahu will confer on the native all
round prosperity, high position of authority, all kinds of
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virtues and wealth. The native will resort to holy shrines,will
acquire sacredknowledgeand power. If affiicted,the period
will be liable to dangers from poison,reptiles,diseases and
troubles all over the body, danger from missiles and fire,
enmity with the mean,a fall from a tree and torments from
enemies.
(b) When favourable,Ketu Dasa will bring successin all
undertakings,acquisitionof wealth through bloody deed.good
fortune through a foreign king, attempts at poetical composi-
tion and destruction of enemies. When afficted, Ketu will
causeto the native intensemiseries,all his efforts will'become

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fruitless; he will be doing only unprofitable things, there will

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also be lossof positionof low class,he will sufferfrom rheuma-
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tism or sharp pain in the heart, tuberculosis,shakingall over
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the body, misunderstandingwith'the religious persons. He
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will further commit the worst follies.


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more favourable and powerful than Ketu. Even if Ketu Dasa


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is favourable, the personshould be cautious, becauseKetu


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takes away at the fag end of its Dasa, whateverit has given
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earlier to the nature. The benefitsof Ketu Dasa are seldom


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durable and lasting.Rahu's results,either for good or for bad,.


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are generallypermanentand lasting.


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8. Rahu or Ketu natally in the signs (Capricorn or


Aquarius) of Saturn doesnot give favourable results in their
Dasa periods.
9. Ruler of 2nd or ?th house is a death inflicting planet
and even if Rahu or Ketu is well placed in anglesor (trines
(l-4-5-7-9-10),but if they are associatedwith the ruler of 2nd
or 7th house, they can biing death in their main periodsor
subperiods. By their simply location in 2nd or ?th house,
without any malg$c association. will not confer on them the
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death inflicting powers. On the other hand, if they are asso-
ciated with benefic planets, they can bring fortune and
prosperityin their main &nd sub-periods.
10. When it comestb Signs,Rahu and Ketu are powerful
in dual (3-6-9-12)signs and if (a) the ruler of the sign so
occupiedalso happensto be the ruler of 1-4-5-7-9-10 house,
the native is guaranteedpeace,prosperityand fortune in their
periods or subperiods,(b) on the cther hand,if such ruler
owns 6th, 8th or l2th house,it will take away the good quali-
ties of the sign and will inflict miseriesand sufferings. Same
resultswill be of low potency if Rahu or Ketu are placedin
moveablesigns(l-4-7-10)or fixed signs(2-5-8-ll).

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ll. If Rahu or Ketu (a) is placedin 6th or 8th or l2th
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houseand associatedwith benefic planetsor, (b) if they are
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placedin lst,4th, 5th,7th,9th or l0.thhouse and associated
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with malefic planets,they will first give happinessand pros-


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perity but in the end will inflict lot of miseriesand sufferings.


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the Birth Dasa,it will prove to be malefic;all sortsof misfor-


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tunesand miserieswill be inflictedon the native. So much so,


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that he can evenmeetthe unnaturaldeath.


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Rahu Dasa
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The onsetof Rahu Dasa will be with unpleasantexperience


well markedin the life of the person. The end of Dasa,too,
may not be good. The end of Mars Dasa and the commence-
ment of Rahu Dasa-say the periodof six months-has been
said to be bad and painful as a rule.
Rahu, in Pisces,in its Dasagivesbeneficresultsfor first l5
yearsbut during the last threeyears(during Rahu/Sun,Rahu/
Moon and Rahu/Mars), takes away all whatever is given
earlier. Someof the authors have divided Rahu in three parts
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of six yearseach.First part will be sorrowful, second will be
happy and the last will be destructive.
Rahu in Houses/Signs
While giving the Dasa results of Rahu through houses,it is
presumedthat the planet does not stand for any modification
either for good or for bad. No separate delineationis given
for Rahu and Ketu in the Signs;as First houseand Sign Aries
will give. more or less,the sameresults.If the sign is different
than the honse,it will be for the learned reader to blend the
qualitiesof both and predict the outcomeaccordingly.

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FTRSTHOUSEIARIES.The native will rise to a placeof

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eminencein the world, will be happily placedin life, will be
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physically strong, will have a brilliant appearance and his
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acquisition of family acquisition of good children,good meals,


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earning money by lectures,eloquencein speechand the con-


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sequentapprobationof the audiencein the assembly.


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THIRD HOUSE/GEMINI. One oughtto expectfriendship


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with the help from brothers,hearingof agreeable news which


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pleasethe mind, the exhibitionof one's valour, Ieadership in


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people
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an army attainment of somehonour, help from and a


priaseby othersof his virtuesand good qualities.
FORTH HOUSE/CANCER. Help to relations,success in
agriculture,friendship with females, acquisition of vehicles,
new land, new house,wealth, higher status (promotion) may
be expected.
FIFTH HOUSE/LEO. The native may expectthe birth of
a son, respect and merriment with relationsor the post of a
councilor under kings. He will feed othersand enjoy all kinds
of daintiesin plenty. He will accomplish recognitionof his
creativeability.
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SIXTH HOUSE/VIRGO. The native will be able to sub-
due all his enemies by doing daring acts. He will enjoy prefect
health, will be highly liberal-minded, will be very powerful
and will live in all splendour and prosperity.
SEVENTH HOUSE/LIBRA. The person acquires new
clothes, jewels, new bed etc. He will be contended, will fully
enjoy all pleasuresin the company of his beloved. He will be
very powe(ful and perform marriages or sirnilar auspicious
festivities in his family and undertake pleasure trips'

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EIGHTH HOUSE/SCORPIO. If favourable' one ought to

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expect the complete discharge of debts, his own elevation,
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cessation of quarrels and acquisition of moveable properties'
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pany of his wife, children, grand-children' relations etc', will


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wealth; will per'


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enjoy continuous prosperity, happiness and


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form rnertitorious deeds, receive royal favours,


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fearing, having respectfor religious literature.


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TENTH HOUSE/CAPRICORN. The person will bring to


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a successfultermination any businessor undertaking originat-


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ed by him; he will lead a happy life, he will bbcome widely


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renowned. settle himself on a permanent position; will do


cleverly r,vhat is good and proper, or he will get happy news
and will cotnmand great respect.
ELEVENTH HOUSE/AQUARIUS' The person will have
an uninterrupted influx of wealth, will meet with his kith and
kin. will be served by the servantsand sub-ordinates,and
there will domestic happinessand great prosperity.
TWELFTH HOUSE/PISCES. There will be much spending
or money by the native for the causeof the good. He will do
meritorious acts, and thus ward off the several sins already
committed.
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Rahu Dasa Sub-Periods

RAHU/RAHU. 2y 8m l2d : If Rahu is in Cancer,Scorpio,


Virgo or Sagittarius,the native will command authority, and
respect.There will be financialgains, too. There will be pros-
perity in businessand promotion in service. Long travel in
the West will bring earningsand learnings. If Rahu is in 3rd,
6th, 10th or I lth natal houseand associatedwith beneficor
Yoga-Karkasplanets;the native will command respect from
the rulersand gainsthereby.Therewill be domesticpeaceand

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happiness. If Rahu is placedin 6th, 8th or l2th natal house

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associatedby maleficplanets,there will be miseriesand suffer-
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ings. He himselfor family memberswill suffer from physical
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ailments. Loss of money by theft. Wife and children will


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Buffer,brother will becomethe causeof worry and the native


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will earn the displeasure of the government. If a planet


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happensto be the ruler of 2nd and 7th housesand is placed


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in the 7th housewith Rahu, the personwill suffer practically


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5th, 7th. 9th or lOth housefrom the ascendantidentical to its


own or exaltedsigu.therewill be gainsin properties,placeof
mind, destructionof enemies, greatcomfortsand respectfrom
the government.Therewill be prosperityall round. The person
will be requiredto travel to foreign countrieson a very impor-
tant mission of the government and will return back after
attaining great successand honour. He will have respectfor
learnedand religiouspeople. He may perform the marriageof
his son or someother suspiciousor religiousceremonies. If
Jupiteris in its fall or in debilitationand placedin 6th, 8th or
l2th natal houseand associatedwith malefic planets,therewill

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be loss of property, failure of business,reversionin service
and lossof reputation and honour.Family membersand he
himselfwill sufferfrom one diseaseor the other. If Jupiteris
i n l s t , 4 r h , 5 t h , 7 t h , 9 t h , l O t h ,l l t h , 2 n d o r 3 r d f r o m R a h u
with powerful benefics,it will enhancethe results of these
house. The personwill be religiousand will be doing chari-
table deeds. In the last two monthsof the sub-period,there
will be losesof the elder brother, sufferings to the brothers
and father and the native himselfwill suffer from physical
ailments. Death may come during this sub-periodif Jupiteris
6th, 8th or l2th from Rahu being the ruler of natal2nd or

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7th house.
RAHU/SATURN. 2y lOm6d: If Saturn is in natal lst,
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4th, 5th, 7th, 9th or lOth houseidenticalto its own or exalted
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sign or is in 3rd or llth natal house,there will be acquisition


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of vehicles,honour. from the government. There will be


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marriageceremonies in the family. He will build landedpro-


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perties, but the earnings mostly will comefrom scheduled


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castepersonsor muslims or christians. If he takes travels


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towards West to the foreign countries;there will be lossof


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moneyand reputation.After failuresand poor h.ealth,he will


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return back to his country. If Saturnis in its fall or debilita-


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tion and is placedin 6th, 8th or l2th natal house,therewill


be dangerfrom the enemiesand the ruler. Family members
will sufferphysically. Domestic peaceand harmony wiil be
disturbedand the close relations will become the sourceof
worry. There will be failure of business. If Saturnis 6th, gth
or l2th from Rahu and affiictedby malefic,the nativewill
suffer from heart trouble, loss of respect and reputation,
quarrelsand sufferingsthrough the handsof ememies.Foreign
travelswill bring failures. If Saturn happensto be the ruler
of the 2nd or 7th house,there is a dangerofprematuredeath.
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RAHU/MERCURY. 2y 6m l8d. If Mercury is in natal lst
4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th or I lth house indentical to its exaltation
or own sign, the person will rise to a high status, there will
be peace and prosperity, financial gains from business, higher
learnings and acquisitions of superior vehicles. The person
will perform auspicious ceremonies,such as marriages etc. He
will receive financial honours and social recognition from the
rulers. Married life will be very happy. If Mercurry is in lst,
3rd, 4th, 7th, 9th, l0th or I lth house from Rahu, the native
will enjoy sound health. He will be happy and will earn the

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name and fame. By doing charitable deeds and helping the

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suffers, he will earn a great honour. du He will devote most of
his time in religious learnings and teachings. If Mercury is in
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natal 6th,8th or l2th house in a sign of Saturn or in conjunc-


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tion with Saturn or 6th, 8th or l2th from Rahu in association


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with malefics, he will not have respect for reli,eionsand learn-


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ed people, worldly comforf: will be denied, will tell lies, and


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rvill be mentally sick. There will be danger from the enemies,


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king and the snakes. Quarrels in the domestic life, death of a


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son or a teacher, loss of money and punishment from the


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authorities are some of the other indications of this manifesta-


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tion. If Mercury, in this position, happened to be the ruler of


the 2nd or 7th house, there rvill be poverty and also there is a
danger of premature death.
RAHU/KETU. ly 0m l8d. Both the planets are Karmic
and the native is to pay for the past Karmas now. There will
be unpleasant and tiresome journeys, loss of finances,death of
cattles, physical ailmerrts etc. If Ketu is in conjunction with
the Sth house ruler, it will give mental and benefic planets,
there will be financial gains and physical comforts. He will
buy the landed properties, will be honoured by the government
and will perform auspicious ceremonies. If Ketu is associated
with the Ascandant lord. the native will gain psychic and
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intuitive powers and will have comforts. If in conjunction
with the ascendantlord there will be financial gains. lf Ketu
is placedin natal lst, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th or lOth house,the sub-
period will be beneficbut, placedin 8th or l2th house, there
will be physicaldiseases, fear from thievesand the fire. It will
also indicate separationfrom the parents, quarrels with the
brothers, mental worries and displeasurefrom the superiors.
If Ketu is in conjunction with the ruler of the 2ndlTth house,
there will be physicalsufferings.

RAHU/VENUS. 3y 0m 0d. If Venusis in natal lst, 4th,

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there will be all round happiness,financialgains, marriageof
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the son, domesticpeaceand happinessand honours from the
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ruler. If Venus is exalted,or identicalto its own sign,the
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auspiciousceremonies. There will be- much gainsfrom the


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business or profession. If Venusis in natal 6th, 8th or l2th


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house,in its fall or debilitatedsignor associatedwith malefic


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planets,(Saturn, Mars, Rahu), there will be physicalailments,


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of brothers, sufferings to relationsand quarrelswith son-in-


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If Venusis in lst, 4th, 5th, 7th, l0th or llth from Rahu and
is associated with beneficplanets,the nativewill be honoured
with the highestaward of the nationand will commandmuch
respectand authority. lf Venusis in 6th, 8th, or l2th from
Rahu and affEictedby malefics, the native will suffer from
venerealdiseases, therewill be dangerfrom the poison,snakes,
thievesand the king. Loss by death or separation from wife
and son is alsovisible. He may suffer imprisonment also. If
Venus is afficted by the rulers of 2ndlTth houses,there is a

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danger of Premature death'
lfsun.is in natal lst' 4th'
RAHU/SUN. Oy 10m 24d'
identical to its own sign or
StU, stn, iottt o. lith house
with benefic planets' there
exalted sign, and also associated
flnancial gains and acquisition
will be respectfrom the ruler'
be appointedas a ruler of a
of landed properties' He may
is in conjunction with the
small town or a village. ti Sun
by the ruler of the 10th
rulers of 9th and trt ani is aspected
honout:O
loor", the native will be respectedand :t-:l:,lt::
mrsslons'
*11 be sentto foreign countries on.important

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He
and his children will
lon. ffis desirewill be fulfilled
also bring him honour and ca
gains' If Sun is placedin 6th'
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is in debilitation' he rvill
8th, or 12th houset'onr Rot"" and
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to diagnose'displeasure
sufferfrom chronical diseasesdifficult
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foreign travels,
of the ruler, incre; ;i enemies,unpleasant lst' 3rd' 4th'
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fear from thieves and fire' lf Sun


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or llth from Rahu' he will be honoured


5th, 7th, 9th, l0th
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be general prosperityirnd
in foreign countries,there will
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rulers of 2ndi7th
gains. tf Sun is in conjunctionwith -the
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is natal lst' 4th'


RAHU/MOON' lly 6m 0d' lf Moon
identical to its exalted or
5th, ?th, 9th' l0th ot i'f tn house will become
the benefics' he
own sigu, an<Jassociatedwith will be
the. kings' There
the king or will U"' t"tp""'"d by and comforts
health
financial gains, he *iit tnj"y sound all
from wife, children. f i"nOt' If the Moon is waxing'
""4 luxuries will be conferredon him'
the highest ftonou"-und
lOth or llth from Rahu'
lf Mo on is in lri-+ttt, ztrt' 9th'
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he wilt have the bressingof Goddess
Laxmi. Therewiil be
all.roundprosperity,financialgains
and honours. If Moon
is in 6th, 8th or l2th from R-ahu,
tiere will be
evil spiritsand wild animals,tor.'oi-nounces dangerfrom
and sufferings from chronic diseases. and honour,
He may be subjectto
hospital confinement or sufferings
through the hands of
robbers and thieves. If Moon
is affiicteOwith the rulers of
2ndl7th houses,thereis a dangerof pr"_utore
death.
RAHU/MARS. lly0m lgd. If Marsis
placed in naral
lst, 4th, 7th, 9th, lOth or llth
house identical to its own
sign or exaltedsignand is associated

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native will regain his lost property
or estateand authority.
Therewill be addition to the landej ca properties,birth of a
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fortunate son, and general p.ospe.ityl
If he is a king, he
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will regain his lost territory u.rd


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in a Hemocraticcountry, his rvinn;ngat


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tion to the authoritative position is


a foregone conclusion.
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If Mars is in lst,-3rd, 4th, 5th,


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Zth, Sth, tOth or llth


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house from Rahu, he will tou.'f*.ign


travels, will be
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appointed as ambassadorto foreign


or will gain
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the highestrank in Military s.rvici. "ounrri",


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so-l,rceof happiness. Brothers will bring


happinessand there
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will be .
-financialgains. If Mars is in i"th, 8th or l2th house
from Rahu and affiicted by malelics;
ilr" will be loss of
wife and children, sufferings through
ihe Urotners/sisters or
vice versa,-lossofproperty and
change of residence. There
will be all sorts cf probiems
*"orri*. First l/3 part of
the sub-periodwill be very bad,"nathere will be some relief in
,11 r:l! of 213period. If Mars
is associateO with rhe ruters
of 2ndhth houses,the rrativewitl
suffer from constant fears
and poor health.

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KETU DASA
Ketu playsa major role in keying the astute astrologer
-
where the ripe Karma explodewith a vengeance.
Ketu is a
very sinister indicator, radiating the very worst
Saturnian
woes and calamities. The Dasa period of
Ketu is for
7 years.
Ketu is the Inlet Karmic planet and during
this Dasa
period. the native is to pay for his past
Karma-s. Mostly,
the outcomewill be bad.

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Xetu in Houses/Signs

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FIIfT HOUSE/ARIES. The native may du
-, be imprisoned.
He will lead the life incognito, will sufferfrom
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feai, disease
and mental anxiety, rvill participate in funeral
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rite, or will
leavethe work and take up another'stask,
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will suffer loss of


positionand other misfortunes.
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SECOND HOUSE/TAURUS. The person


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wiil behave
stupidlyin a public assembly,will not beirue
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to his word, or
to his family, will receiveevil tidings or write
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bad letters,
suffer eye-trouble, wiil be foul-tongued,
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spend heavily and


fear of the sovereign.
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THIRD HOUSE/GEMINI. There may be


. demise of his
brother, evil cOunselwill prevail in his
undertakings and
there will be trouble through secret machinations
of internal
Gnemies, humiliation, discomfiture and
loss of pride
thereby.
FOURTH HousE/cANcER. There wiil be disrress tq
the- native's mother, sickness to his dear
friends, a"ngrn iJ
his lands and house, and from water.
FIFTH HOUSE/LEO, The person will
loose ,of,. He
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will have aberration of mined, deception, a wearisome
wandering, trouble in the stomach, displeasure of the
soverign and bodily weakness.
SIXTH HOUSEIVIRGO. The native will be troubled by
thieves, suffer reverse,defeat and various diseases. He will
do wicked acts and servile duties. He will be despisedand
scandalisedand will suffer from wounds.
SEVENTH HOUSE/LIBRA. There will be distressto the
native's son-in-law,there will be separationfrom his beloved.
Somethinguntoward will happento him through the opposite

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sex. He will haveintrigueswith wicked women' sufferfrom

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in his privateparts and will be wandering.
diseases
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EIGHT HOUSE/SCORPIO. The person concerned
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appetite, jealousy, unconsciousnesspoverty, fruitless rambl-


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NINTH HOUSE/SAGITTARIUS. The person will have


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to incur the wrath of the deity that had beenworshipped


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formerly and suffer something untoward' There will be


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trouble to his wife and children' He rvill do rvickedacts'


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One of his elders or his father may die, and he may suffer
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from penury.
TENTH HOUSE/CAPRICORN. Anything donc by the
native becomes fruitless' He wil! further suffer loss of
honour, will be wickedin his behaviourand will be absent
in foreign places. There will be inauspicioushappenings.
He will leada bad life and suffertroubles.
ELEVENTH HOUSE/AQUARIUS. The natire will have
to hear evil tidings. There will be trouble to brothersor
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sickness to children, he will suffer misery, deception and ear
disease.
TWELFTH HOUSE/PISCES. The person concerned will
suffer from various diseases, dishonour and bondage. All
his wealtli will disaPPear.
KETU DASA SUB-PERIODS
KETU/KETU. Ov 4m27d. If Ketu is placed in natal
lst, 4th: 5th, ?th, 9th, l0th or I lth house and is associated
with the lord of the lst or 9th or l0th or Venus. there will
be financial gains, acquisition of cattles and animals,

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happiness from wife and children and honour from the ruler,

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but the native will remain mentally disturbed. If Ketu is in

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natal 6th, 8th or 12th and is associated with malefic planets,
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there will be heart trouble, loss of honour and wealth,
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suflerings to wife and children and destruction to moveable


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properties. lf Ketu is in 2nd or 7th house and associated


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with the ruler of the 2nd or 7th house house, there, will be
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physical sufferings, mental worries and loss of close


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relations.
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KETU/VENUS. ly 2m 0d. Venus in natal lst, 4th, sth,


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sign and associated with the ruler of the lOth house, there
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will be honour and gains, prosperity and comforts and


social elevation. If Venus is associatedwith the rular of the
9th and l0th; instant substantial financial gains. restoration
of lost territory or property and pilgrimage to the religious
shrines will be the outcome. The native will get honours
and donations from the ruler. If Venus is in lst, 3rd; 4th'
5th, ?th, 9th, 10th, or llth from Ketu, the native will
enjoy good health. There will be acquisition of moveable
and immoveable properties, auspicious ceremonies, domestic

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comforts and honours from the king. Venus in the 6th, gth or
l2th house from Ketu aud associated with malefics, there
will be sudden unpleasant events, loss and distruction of
properties. Venus in natal 6th or 8th house in conjunction
with any debilitated Planet, there will be enemity from
brothers and close relations, physical discasesand sufferings,
loss of honour and reputation, and physical sufferings to
wife and children. If Venus is the ruler of 2nd and 7th natal
houses, there will be physical and rnental sufferings.
KETU/SUN. 0y 4rn 6d. If Sun is in natal lst, 4th, 5th,

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7th, l0th or llth house identical to its own or exalted sign

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and associated with benefic planets, there will be financial
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gains, comforts and prosperity and recognitjon to the services
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rendered. He will perform many auspicious ceremonies and


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will develop insight and psychic powers. If placed in lst,


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2nd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, loth or I lth from Rahu, there will
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be financial gains and birth of a lucky child, wilt enjoy sound


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health and develop self-confidence. He may become the


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ruler of a small town, or city, will have many successfuland


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pleasant journeys. Sun in 6th, 8th or l2th house associated


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with malefics, there will


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be separation from parents,


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displeasure from the ruler, danger from the thieves and the
snakes, rnigration to foreign countries, destruction of
properties under government orders, and rnany physical
ailments. If Sun is in 6th, 8th or l2th from Rahu and
associated with malefics, there will be no earnings and the
native is to suffer and starve. The cntire possessionswill be
destroyed and the native will be ruined. First 2/3 part of
the sub-period will be very evil and there wjll be some rclief
in the end of the sub-period. If Sun is affiicted being the
ruler of 2nd or 7th. there is a danger of premature dedth.
KETU/MOON. 0y 7m Od. Moon in natal lst, 2nd, 4th,

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5th, 7th, 9th, l0th or llth house identieal to its own or
exaltedsign, the nativewill be closeadviserto the king. He
will get gifts and donations frorn the king and will be
prosperiousand happy. There will be substantialgains from
the business. If Moon is waving, the native will build
charitable institutions,will be religious,and will enjoy all
the happinessand comfortsfrom the wife and the children.
If the Moon is in lst, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, l0th or ltth house
from Ketu, he will be respectedand surroundedby friends
and relatives. He will have financial gains and acquire
properties. There will be successin all his undertakings,

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but in the end, he may earn the displeasure of the ruler and

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may be exiled. tf the Moon is weak and locatedin natal
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6th, Sth or l2th house, there will be obstaclesin all his
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undertakings,failures of enterpqises,physical and mental


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worries sepeation from parents and destructions of


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possessions.If the Moon is in the 6th, 8th or l2th from


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Ketu, these will be nothing but suffering and worries all


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round. If Moon happened to be the ruler of the 8th natal


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houseand afficted by the rulers of the 2nd or 7th house,


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KETU/MARS. Oy 4m 27d. Mars in natal lst, 4th, 5th,


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7th, 9th or lOth house identical to i(s exaltedor own sign


and associatedwith the benefic planets, will give financial
gains. acquisitionof landedproperties,and sometitle will be
conferred on the native. If Mars is associatedwith the
rulersof the 9th and lOth houses,there will be gain in the
immoveable properties and prosperity there from. If Mars
is placed in the lst: 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, lOth or llth
house from Ketu, the native will enjoy the comfortsfrom
childrenand friendsand will have a social recognition. If
Mars is placed in natal 6th, 8th or l2th house or 2nd to
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Ketu, the person will die. If due to some other benefic
aspects. the native survives this sub-period, he will have
nothing but sufferings and misries in all the departments of his
life. If Mars happens to be the ruler of natal 2ndlTth
houses, he will be subject to physical and mental tortures and
may die premature.

KETU/RAHU. ly 0m l8d. If Rahu is placed in natal


lst, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, lOth or I lth house identical to
its own or exalted sign, there will be sudden and instanta-

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neous financial gains, and protection and honour from a
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foreign ruler. The native can acquire assets and landed
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properties. The beginning of sub-period will be rnalefic but
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the middle and the end of sub-period will prove to be the


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suspicious one. If Rahu is in natal 8th or l2th house with


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malefic planets, there may be the birth of a son, but the


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native will suffer from physical ailments hard to diagnose


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and cure. If Rahu is in natal 2nd or 7th house. there will


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be fear, quarrel and danger.


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KETU/JUPITER. 0y llm 6d. Jupiter in natal lst, 4th,


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5th, 7th, 9th. lOth. llth house identical to its exalted or


orvn sign and conjunction with the ruler of the lst or the
9th or the lOth house, will give financial and property gains.
There will be domestic peace and harmony, birth or marriage
of a son, pilgrimages to holy places. The native wlll be
engaged in religious and charitable pursuits. He will meet
success in all his enterprises and will represent his country
in foreign missions. He will earn international recognition.
If Jupiter is in 6th, 8th or l2th house from Ketu and is
debilitated, he will have nothing but fear and will destroy all
the good things. There may be separation from the wife and

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children and many sufferings. Beginning of the sub period
will be good but the end will be miserable. If Jupiter is in
lst, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, l0th or llth house from Ketu,
associated or aspected by benefics, the native will be
respected and honoured, will travel to the foreign country on
some important mission. He will have a big family to be
looked after, but in the end, there will be change of
residence (house or town or coutry) and worries and
difficulties. If Jupiter is the ruler of the 2nd or the 7th

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house, it can cause premature death.

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KETU/SATURN. ly lm 9d. There will be sufferings to
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or from the brothers physical ailments and mental worries
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and anxieties, loss of property and finances due to the dis-


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pleasure of the ruler, dismissal or reversion from the employ-


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ment, exile or imprisonment and danger of theft. If Saturn is


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in natal 8th or l2th house, the native will be dull, idle and
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mentally sick. Saturn identical to Piscer, Libra, Capricorn or


Aquarius in natal lst, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 10th or llth
fo
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house associated with benefic planets, the native will meet


success in the enterprises and there will be financial gains.
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The native will be free from debts, will have pleasure travel3
and journeys, will earn the goodwill of his inasters and will
have a happy home. Saturn in 6th. 8th or l2th from Ketu
affiicted with malefics will bring physical sufferings,mental
worries, obstaclesin enterprises and the death of one of the
parents. 'Saturn being the ruler of the 2nd or 7th house can
cause premature death.
KETU/MERCURY. 0y llm 27d. Mercury in natal lst,
4 t h , 5 t h , 7 t h , 9 t h , l O t h o r l l t h h o u s e i d e n t i c a lt o e x a l t e do r
own sign, will give all sorts of comforts to the native. There
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will be doing charitable deeds. This is the time when the
native will develop psychic powers. If Mercury is asso-
ciated with the rulers of 9th and lOth houses,there will be
increasein prosperityand fortune, and the native will move
in the companyof religiousand learnedpersons. If Mercury
i s i n l s t . 4 t h , 5 t h , 6 t h , 9 t h , l 0 r h o r l l t h h o u s e f r o mK e t u ,t h e
personwill be free from sickness and diseaseand will enjoy
sound health. There will be a birth of a son, financialpros_
perity, socialetevationand recognitionand gainsin business.
If Mercury is in natal 6th, 8th or l2th house in conjtmction
with or aspectedby Saturn,Mars or Rahu, the native will

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earnthe displeasure of ruler and therewill be lossof pr,opert],
and vehicles. He is likely to be imprisonedor exiled. Theca
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beginningof the sub-periodwill be favourable,but in the end,
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there will be separationfrom the wife and the son and unplea_
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santness. Same will be the resultsif Mercury is placed6th


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8th or 12thfrom Ketu. If Mercury is the ruler of the 2nd or


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7th house,there is a danger of prematuredeath.


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CHAPTER IO
'fransits
Rahu & Kctu in
Very little importanceis given to the Transitsby Hindu
estrologers though Dr. B. V. Raman has said inhis Hindu

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PredictiveAstrology; The Dasa resultsstand to be modified

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by the effectof Gocharaor transiting planet."
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Natal planetswork as Aerialsof WirelessReceivingSetsin
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Human body. Here is Planets(Human Aeriats) pick-up the


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radio-activityfrom the Cosmos, transmitit to human body.


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producing psycho-physicalchanges.Transits are more power-


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ful and enableus to predict the effectsofthe current period.


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In Hindu Astrology, it has been suggestedthat the Transits


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should be consideredfrom the positionof natal Moon, but


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our experience has shown that transits work better from the
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natal Ascendantthan the natal Moon.


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Sincethe Moon's Nodesare given in all Ephemerides, it is


a simple matter for the student of place them in the chart and
notice the positionan{ aspects. As said in earlier pages.our
studieshaveproved that Rahu and Ketu have a strong bearing
on eventsin one's life; naturally their transits cannot be ig-
nored. The learned readers will find much of interest and
matter for deep study in noticing the transits Rahu and Ketu
through the houses,on natal planetsand when natal planet
transit over Rahu and Ketu in their own horoscopes.Transits
of Rahu and Ketu are very interestingand important when it
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In the life of an individual, the Node transits its own place
in about 18.2/3yearsand is oppositetoitsplacein 9.1/3years.
These are important years and should be noticed for the
efrectsof the Nodes. If the Nodes were adverselyaspectedat
birth, thtn theseyearsare of sorrow and trial accordingto the
houseposition of the Nodes, while if they are well aspected
at birth the 18.2/3year periods mark at a time of the acqui-
sition of somedesiredobject.
The transitsof the Nodes through the Housesof the birth-
chart should be noticed as they will havea powerful effect.To
put the matter briefly, the transit of Rahu through any house
enablesus to add to our acquisitionsaccording to the nature

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of the house.As Rahu has the influenceof Jupiter conjunction

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Venus,it givesintenseappreciationand respect for the area
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by housewhere Rahu is located or transiting. There is popu-
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larity in this place with optimism and cheerfulness. This is a


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lucky place. However, to be more accurate,also take the sign


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occupiedin consideration. Rahu in the 5th housein Cemini


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will bc different than what it will be if it is in the sign of Sagi-


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tt$ius. Every student will have to use his experience,intelli-


gpnceand discretion. Ketu has the influenceof a Mars con-
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jund Saturn. In Ketu, too much of the Saturn accent can


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producc fear and hold the Mars action back. This can give
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poor timing, Mars representsenergy and Saturn, a cycle of


time. With the Combination, we needto take stock of the
issuerinvolved and do something about them. Thereis an
ambition for power where Ketu is locatedby house. Ihe trick
is to usc the energyof Mars in the right amount by the discip-
lining of Saturn in an area of selflessservicerather then over-
possessiveness.
Rrhu through the Houses
FIRST HOUSE: The native should developself-confidence
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and learn to do things by himself. He shoutd not
rely on any
body but on his own initative. At this time, rife wilr
bring him
into the situation where he wilr have to act
under his own
discretionand determination. He should devetop p.r*n"firy
that the world recognisehim as an "individual'i and " he need's
to take personalstand on things. Rahu transits
in the first
houseis constantly forcing him to project himself
AepeJing
on the sign position. The sign will indicate the reason
for thJ
projection of self. He will need to accomplish
things throuh
the power of his own personality and develop s"tf_.Jm"i.n"y.
SECOND HGUSE: This transit of Rahu through the

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s"cond

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housewill help the nativeto come closerto the culmination
of
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his heart's desirein personalpossessions.
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is interested,Rahu wilt help provide the meansof acquring;
if
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it is fame,it is closerto his grasp; and if it is know t"Og.,"


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t
will find the Teacher.with Rahu's transit in the secona"n"u.", "
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he shouldlearnto developpracticality,physicalenduranceand
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perseverance.Temperamentally,he would like


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tq.dependon
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other's money and resources,but he is to learn to uuna


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own if he wishesto be successfur.He shourdtry to build


finan-
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cial securitiesto his family membersand dependentson


him.
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This is the time, with wise judjement, when he wil


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build his reputation and draw the attention of influential per_


sonswhich wilr prove to be an assetfor his future eoterprir"s.
THIRD HOUSE: Happinesswill cometo the native
and to
the closerelativesmutually. Both will be helping coopera-
ting with each other. This will prove favourabletime "ndfor travels
a-nd- journeys for pleasureor for learnings.
This is a good tran-
sit for third houseaffairs i.e, study, teJching, lectuiing,
writ-
ing, travelsand publishing. Wise decisionsat this time
regar_
ding partnership,relationwith others, ambitions and
carier,
whether professional,business, domestic or social
will go a
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long way or future prosperity.with this transit, the native is
promisedbenefitsin his immediate environment and he can
enlargehis sphereof action by working and going aheadwith
the mattersthat are closeat,hand. Matters of small signifi-
cance,apparently,are not to be neglectedor over-looked,be-
causeif worked out properly, thesemay prove prosperousfor
future.
FOURTH HOUSE: It is the time for developmentof the
domesticlife and benefitswill comethroug the home and the
mother. Changeof residence(houseto town or even the coun-
try) is visiblefor batterment. The native will either be able to

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buy landed propertiesor make the additions and alternations
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in the present properties. This is the time when the person
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should build his future securities,put at the sametime, he may
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be burdenedwith the problemsof his parent or differences


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may developbetweenhim/her and the parent. This is the time


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when the personcan build generousand barmoniousdomestic


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life, if he developsthe attitude offorgive and forget the past


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disharmony. It may be possiblefor him to be benefitedfinan-


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cially through law. However, this is not the time to start a


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new but to complelethe old on gainful basis.


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FIFTH HOUSE: This is the time when the native need to


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love deeply and intenselyon a one-ts-onebasisand the plea-


sure comesthrough the social intercourse. It may be difficult
for him to find a permanentlove as he will work on the spurt
of his emotions. It may not be possiblefor him to expresshis
love fully and so he may be misunderstood. This is not the
favourabletime for child-birth, and children born with this
transit can prove to be the causeof unhappinesslater in life.
If other transitsare favciurable,say Jupiter is also transiting
the fifth houseat this time, children born will be lucky, pros-
perousand will be the sourceof happinessto the native. The
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samewill apply to spcculative business. The transit can be
positive or nagative subject to the manifestationsof other
transits.Fifth houserules over creativeability and if the ener-
gy of transiting Rahu is properly blended,the native can create
somethingunique provided such indications are availablein
the overall pattern of the horosecope.
SIXTH HOUSE: This transit of Rahu tells to learn to work
and be of serviceto others. He must learn to help otherswith
no personal interests. However, he should not overstrain
himself in doing so and he must take good care of his own
physicalhealth, and concentrateon health matters. fn return,

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the person will be equally servedby others. The native is

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advisedto be practical than imaginate.However while helping
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others,he should use his discrimination;attend to detailsand
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disipline himself. Matters which may seemof routine,rela-


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ting to careerof partnership activities, may prove of great


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importancefor future if attended methodically. He should


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take stock of personalserviceassets. Generous,constructive


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servicepays worth dividends.


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SEVENTH HOUSE: The person should overcomea ten-


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dencyto go aloneand this is the time when he will be benefit-


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ted by working with others. Transit of Rahu throughseventh


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hbusewill help the native to enter in public life and get suc-
cessas thc all round cooperationwill be forth coming. Tbis
transit should also bear favourable fruits whether it is a mar-
raigeor opportunitiesare favoured. If already married,Iife
will be happy. Seventhhouserulesover opponents,so either
the person can win over his oppositionsor, if affiicted,can
involve himself in law and court-proceedings. A deepunder-
standingwill steerclearhis way and will lead to success.
EIGHTH HOUSE. With thi! transit, eighth house affairs
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will come to forefiont. It is the houseof sexpotentialand the
personneedsto learn the depth ofexperiencein sex,its proper
and beautiful purposeand the regeneration and rejuvenation
i t brings to human beings. If africted, it can causemany
emotional problems. Things which have been kept a secretor
looked will demandthe native's attentionnow. In addition,
eighth house also has to do with other's money and either he
will gain or lose subjectto the over-all pattern of the horo-
scope. This transit promises legaciesand other's money but
theseare lost if other transitsare not favaurable. Sometimes,
tbis can placethe native in a humiliating and a owkward

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position forcing him to acceptfinancialhelp from others.

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Excessof sexindulgencecan causethe discasesof the genera-
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tive organs. Sometimes the death of someclose relation is
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NINTH HOUSE: Transit of Rahu through ninth housecan


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bring a new light or religiqus and philosophicalideas. The


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native should becomemore objectivein his thinking and stu-


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dying, expandingmantally and spiritually. Long travelsand


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jouneys can be undertakenfor higher learningsand expansion.


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Opportunitiesalong linesof publishing, communicationand


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distribution will comeand the nativeshould take the advan-


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tage of them. Be creative and self expressivein thesefields. If


affricated,it can give him the tendencyto defy law in some-
way or givesthe inclinationto find waysof working deviously
within the law. This can also indicate disregardfor religion.
Brothers and sisterscan becomehelpful or vice-versa.
TENTH HOUSE: It is a period of public recognition
and added honours for the servicesrendered. Vocation or
professionwill need the person'sattention to the extent that
he may be required to ncglect his home and domestic life.
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This will mean that he wilr be working with the pubric
or for
the public in some way. Through veiy substantial
effort and
great extertion,sucessin pubtic life will be
attainedbut will
require personalsacrifice.Transit of Rahu through
the tenth
housewill give the urge to be a protector of great
massesof
people and to be a leaderamongstthem. plan
i sound
sion programme. He should take advantageof nearby"*p"n_
oppor_
tunities which will lead him into a wider fierd
of influince.
Advancementis sure in social or business position,
more
remunerativesactivitiesor intangible but nevertheress
impor-

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tant benefits.

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ELEVENTH HOUSE: It is the houseof things hoped
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and with this transit of Rahu through the eleventi
house,new
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friendships are formed and many of the native,s


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materialise. Much dependsupon whether the sign


involved
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is masculineor feminine to denote the type of


friends most
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favourableto the developmentof this house.


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He needsto
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learn the art of friendship and to become involved in some


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type of socialendeavouror reform action. And besides,some


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or all of these persons will be the meansof gain, the avenue


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to opportunity, and the sourceof benefit to the person. On


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putting it to test, the person wirl realise iis truth. Financial


benefitsmay result from club affiliationsor fraternal societies.
If in business, expect increased revenue and upsurgein
revenue making activities.
TWELFTH HOUSE: The native is called upon to rendcr
serviceto othersand demandsself-sacrifice,It is helping those
lessfortunate,handicappedor affiicated.The personmust learn
compassion,accept others as they are and help them inspite
of any differences. This is the position of Karma, and seimr
to call for same kind of payment. Here the native should
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learn more about health preservationand the store of occult
knowledgeis addedto. Certain intution will cometo him,
certain dreams, perpaps; This transit is an invaluable period
of preparations,if he bad nothing to offer, he will gain noth-
ing. What he is and had been doing during this period,will be
the basisof his expansionin the future. It is good for making
headwayin activitiesconnectedwith the institutions.
Ketu through the Houses
The transit of Ketu through a house seems to announce
that the time has arrived for him to discardor eliminatesome-

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thing which he had outworn, similar to the casting-off of a

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Sarmentthat is no longer suitable. ca
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FIRST HOUSE: The native is calleduPon to assumemore
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arduousand burdenromedutier. It will be the part of wis-


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dom for him to direct his activitiesand govern his life systc-
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matically, refusingto be the playing of chance,to think clearly


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and plan his days,so that they will be filled with thc things
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worth doing. Although, he may experience set-backs and


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suddenreversalsnot to his liking, yet, by holding steadilyto a


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single focus insteadof scatteringmental impulses,he will find


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The problemsin life seemto he very much concerned with


''special"personality'SeH-
self, and he tries too hard to be a
confidencemay needto be reinforced by his recognitionof
cfficiencygainedthrough past or presentexperience'
SECOND HOUSE; The person will be dissatisfied vrith the
working conclitions or with the money earned. It may give
him many changesin the jobs' or morc then one sourco of
income at one time. He will always be honest and sincere
to his work and the sourceof earning, with the result that he
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may be confionted with the financial difllculties. Transit of
Ketu through the secondhousecan give an inability to comp-
letely earn one's own way. Satisfaction and successin this
area is usually delayed.Pastdebtsbecomedue and are de-
manded. Suddenchangesin income and finances. Older per-
sons and friends, either bring money or causcunexpected
reversesor both. To conclude,this transit is not termed favo-
urable for financesand possessions.

THIRD HOUSE: This givesa strongpsychictie to brothers


and sistersand couldbring lossof one through deathor se-

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paration. Ketu heredenotesa duty in caringfor brothersand

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sisterswho may continually drain him. With the transit
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of Ketu through the third house,it will be difficult for the
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personto finish his formal education.Neighboursmay become
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the sourceof worry and causeproblems. This is an influence


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many accidentsif other transits are unfavourable' Tiresome


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and unpleasantjourneys are someoi' the other indications.


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decisions. Here the person is given an opportunity to learn


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life's lessons.He may learn somothingthroughexperience and


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life.

FOURTH HOUSE: This transit may bring many changes


in his residence.Domesticpeaceand happinesswill be distur-
bed. The person would like to live a quiet and retirecllife in
seclusionand peace.He would not appreciatepublic or social
life. Theremay be sorrowdue to the deathof a parent or he
may be required to play a parental rolc for somebody'
Whatever errors he has made in the past will demarrdamenCs.
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If there are any lingering problems,they will continueuntil he
has resolvedthem in one way or the other. He should
not
risk permanentassets,credit, reputation; becausehe will not
be able to build them again. Estatematters has its ups and
downs.
FIFTH HOUSE. This transit is bad for children. Either it
can bring lossto them or they can becomethe sourceof worry
and anxiety. child birth should be avoidedwith this transit,a-s
the children born at this time are rikely to be deficient. There
will be dissatibationin affectionsand emotions. This position
delaysa permanentrove relationship.Receivingroveis denied

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until enough is given.Creativeability can be either high or
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low subject to other transits. Matters rooted in past iraim
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attention. Handle them with regardto inner values. progress
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of his interests may be slow and he needsto be patiJnce.


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losses.Any new enterpriseshou,ldbe avoidedu, fu,


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possible
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and if it is a must, do it by carefulpreparationonly. ",


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SIXTH HOUSE. Here Keru givesan instinctivei<nowledge


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on healthmattersand a drive to learn more concerningthis.


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working conditions. Transit Ketu through the sixth h-ouse


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also denotesmysteriousillnesses,which are difficult to diag_


nose. Transit Ketu conjunctionnatal Neptune .ornpounJ,
and accentsthe problemsand the nativemay alwaysbe runn-
ing to the doctor.He is to fintI solutionsto personalproblems,
if any, by cultivatinga deeperinterestin hii work. In makinj
servicea personalkeynote, the native can develophithereto
latent abilitieswhich can be morepubliclyrecognised later on.
SEVENTH HOUSE. This is a bad rransitconcerningpart_
nershipsand unions. The personcan becomeso involvedthat
he may loosehis individualityin others.Thereis a danger here

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for the native to indulge in all kinds of relationships. If un-
married, marriage is not possibleduring this transit and if
married, it will be a Herculian task to get it going. There may
be parting due to death or divorce. Marriage in the "ideal
sense"may be many times tried and many times denied. The
personis not rational, where the partnerships are concerned.
He is capableof counselingothers, despite his own personal
problemsor more probably becauseof them, This is not a
good time also to deal with the public. Court proceedings
should be avoided as far as possibleor proceedcarefully

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where it cannot be avoided. When collaborating,adopt the

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reasonable lead to others, especiallyif they have had more
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EIGHTH HOUSE. Transit Kptu in the eighth house gives


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a desire to be supported by another or the partner's moneyis


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extremelyimportant to him. This transit will give an extreme


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interest in sexualmatters as true regenerativeand rejuvenative


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fcrce. This transit will also provide the knowledgeand talent


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for handlingother people's money. He is not afraid of the


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thought of death or dying. Death seemsto play an important


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part as a rejuvenativeforce in his life. Sexualpotentiality will


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be low and he will not care much for the sexual satisfaction
of the partner. The native should take extra care while
handling other's money,other's possessions, lnsurancematters;
all needmore than carefulhandling.
NINTH HOUSE. With this transit,the persondeepens
his interest in serious subjects or continuedstudy with a
practical and lasting application. Whether it be supervi.sed
study or knowledgeacquiredthrough his readingor practical
experience, it can be appliedto advantagein his career later.
It is important that he establisheslong-rangeplans towardsa
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definite objective and should not think for immediate gains.
He should talk over matters with those close to him. Local
activities tend to become broader in scope. Decide current
issues on the basis of furure trends. While planning for future,
he should take the advantage of his past experience. This
transit may coincide with travel, closer touch with distant
people and conditions, or a wider perspectiveeven though he
stays close to his own locality.

TENTH HOUSE. Transit Ketu through the tenth house


brings disappointment and dissatisfaction with regard to his
vocation, bringing many changes. Ketu here gives a tendency

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to resist control by others. At its best, the power and success
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attained in the world must be used to assist to give to others.
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When he will be able to do this, then destiny for this person
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will be met. At its worst, when used for vain self-glory, he


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will fail. Here the upper most thought should be the control
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of selfish desires,ambition and power. He should try to hold


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what-ever gains he has already made and should try to win


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the goodwill and sympathy of those who count in his world.


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encounters delay and consider this to be an opportunity for


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further pr€Paration.
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ELEVENTH HOUSE. The native is likely to suffer real


diacomfort in close relationships between the members of the
opposite sex. Time and time again, he will find himsclf cherish-
ing the memory of old friends from whom he is apart. His
ass,rciationswill be based upon serious rather than frivolous.
interest. If unmarried, he may find romance through match
making acquaintancesor congenial intereats. lf married. he
and his mate can blend mutual pleasuresto accomplish more
well founded and lasting happiness.
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TWELFTH HOUSE. It gives a drive to seek seclusion and
while
an inclination to meditate' The person will fell happy
working with the sick and serving mentally sick. This transit
is Karmic and there is a very definite secret sacrificial service
of some kind involved. With this transit' the perstrn may
have a martyr complex which must be used at its highest in
sacrificial service and delving into the secretsof the sub-
conscious, bringing them trl the light of the conscious mind'
This is the area of self-denial, sacrifice excessivedutifullness,
compulsions,rebellion, self doubt, self-acceptance, self-assu'
rance, whol nessof personality, inner faith in himself as a full

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person wholly in contact with the lifc he is leading' Settle

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both accounts, both emotional and financial. He may also
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be aware of shortcomings in himself and in others'
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through the signs. Transit through the First house will also
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mean transit through the sign Aries ; and it is for the learned
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student to blend the quality of both the signs and the


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houses when differently placed to come to a conclusive


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opinion.
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how to adjust ourselvesto our environment and the pleasure


or pain of this adjustment is an indication of our progress.

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CHAPTER II
Translt Rahu& Ketu Aspectingplanets
Moon's Nodes (Rahu and Ketu) always travel in retro_
grade motion in the zodiac at the rate of lg months
in each
sign approximately, and the cyclerepeats in every lg.2/3
years. Transiting conjunctions and oppositions

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Rahu or Ketu to the natal planetsur"-of great importance.
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The other aspects being minor, are not considered
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here.
Transiting aspectsof Nodes to natal planetsare difrerent
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than
the transitin-gaspects of planetstolnatal planets. These
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are
narmrc configurations and bring the person back
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normal pattern of destiny. Thus, the Freewiil has


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the most
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significant freedom to the two transiting connections,


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when the desti'ed Kodes are making significant


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the natal planets, the free-will exisienci is at its"rp."i.-,o


minimum
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i.e. at this time the native pays for his past karmas.
In other
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words, it is the time when Destinyplaysits important,ot.


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his life and he has very rittre to choose.- This is like person
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tied to the pole with a chain, who is askedto go
he pleasesas long as he does not break the chaln."oy*n.r"
;.r*;
is a guide line, which has forceful powers over the
native,s
j.o.urneythrough life. If he does not ,believe,
in Nodes, he
will miss someof the best aspectsto his chart. If the peison
craves something with all his heart, why not he
should
gaugehis efforts to coincide with the luckiest possible
dates?
Rehu conjunctionto planets
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egol identity/personality. The urge for him to be in
prominence and limelight will be strong. Successor failure
will mainly dependon his own outlook to the developmentat
this time. This is the time when he should keep himself
active in the performance of worthwhile tasks. Usually
this is the time when he can expect a greateramount of
success. This is the time of reward collection provided he
has earnedit. This is the time when he may feel that he can
conquer the world, but it will be wise on his part not to
over-doit. If he puts his best foot forward, there is hardly
anything which he may not be able to achieveand so when
he seesthat this aspcctis approaching,he should do his best

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to lay the foundations to stabilisehis position in the world.

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Before this aspect, he may find himself in a temporary
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confining or binding period to be followed by substantial
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freeness afterwards. More than often, this aspect brings


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recognition and a personal elevation at this time. When


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transiting Rahu trines a natal Sun and/or Jupiter, this is a


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'luck'
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aspectand needsonly minor planetsto set it ofr.


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MOON. With this transit, native's sub-conscious mind


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is working overtime making him more creative, causing


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happiness to those dear and near to him. This often leads


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to gloomy days before the transit completes,but he will have


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a sign of relief and a smile on his face when this transit


passeson. It will be good for him if he shares the happy
influence with some one so that he can take the full
advantageof it. Women, in general, will play an important
role in his life at his life at this time. This transit will make
him more practical than imaginative with the result that he
will pay more attentionto his businesswhich will yield good
returns. This is alsothe time to collect money due to him.
A suggestion he makel to others at this time prove useful,
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but he must keep an close eye on what he is doing for
himself. His suggestionsto public issuesis helpful to those
who are in doldrums. An lmportant interview could work
out to his advantagewhich will havelastingvalue.
MARS, This transit would give tremendousamountof
energyand urge to do things which the person would not
want to do in normal course. Whateverhe is going to start
now shouldmoveforward progressively for a long tim:. The
person should stick to his chosenpath or action. get around
it tactfully, don't let others to interfere to cause him to
lose his tempcr or his good juCg:ment. He shouldusehis

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own direction. In female's chart, this transit signifies a

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strong male figure and his dominancein her life at this time
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Accident prone tendencies overwork, and crossing the


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endurancelimit should be carefully watched as he still has


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the control over the output of his energies. High blood


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pressure and irritable behaviour is quite commonwith this


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transit, By acting with common sense and caution, the


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person can make the best of this time. Selectwhat is sound


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and reject the erratic.


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MERCURY. This is a positivetransit with regardto the


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activities of natal Mercury and is likely to bring sudden


changes. It will prove profitable to alter someof his work-
ing methodsin his work or at home. It will prove beneficial
to switch from the old to the new with a minimum of mis-
understandings.Change in'his jobs or cornmunicative
patterns are often associated with this transit. Here the
nervousenergyis quite highly excited but it is consumed
within the soul. Strain in the brain givesit a fatigue test
which helpsevaluatehis mental stamina and capacity. He
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is equally likely to g:t involv:d with th: affairs of the
brothers and sisters at this time. He should try to under-
stand the viewpoint of those. he is interested in but at the
same time he is not to be imposed upon, or lured into some
emotional matter that is basically unstable and undesirable.
If Mercury was retrograde at birth, coast along with the tide
rather than push forth. He can make the best of this period
by the controlled and purposeful use of his excellent and
intellectual endow ments.
JUPITER. This is the time when the person will have
substaintial control over his finances and philosophies. This

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is a cycle of develop opportunities with self-confidence. but

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stays within the framework of the conventional and atterly
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realistic world. His general attitude is well balanced by his
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desiresand proper circumstantial support. At this time he


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may be doing something different than what the circumstances


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want him to do. Be conservative-it pays high dividents


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now. Basically this will turn out to be an excelleht decision


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in the long run as he does not fight too vigorously with the
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circumstances. During this transit, he should consolidate


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his high aims and purpose. His popularity increaseswith


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others. There is a danger of ovar-abum-dance in day-dreams.


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w r o n g k i n d s o f a m b i t i o n s a n d a f a i l u r e t o c o o p e r a t ew i t h
others. He is prone to gain weight, so he should watch his
diet and all health measures.
Case histories shows that someone has had a totally
demolished car. The individual himself is hardlv ever
injured and we are not able to decidewhether this is 'lucky'
b e c a u s eo f J u p i t e r c r o s s i n gR a h u o r ' u n l u c k y ' ( t h e c a r b a d l y
smashed) becauseof Jupiter opposition Ketu. A paradoxical
event often arises, then. confusing us as to which is lucky
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and which is unlucky. PerhapsJupiter conjunct Rahu spared
the individual's life who knows? Or perhaps the event
would not have occured at all if Jupiter had not been
opposing(etu.
VENUS. For love and romance,it is rather a cooling
down influence,it is a disturbing one but has a stabilising
influence. The person should be careful that he is not lured
in so'me emotional affairs that is basically unstable and
undesirable. Some sober and harmoniousrelationshipmay
developmaking him happy as well as bringing him prosperity
in the material well-being. As this time, however,over

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indulgenceneedsa control. If he marries at this time, it is
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likely to be for love and money hoth. Financially, this is a
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pretty good aspect,but if he knows what he is doing.
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Businesswill be good. Income will be stable if not in


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abundance. There is a tendencyfor over-enthusiasm. He


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should take good care of his money-he tend to spendtoo


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much on a good time. This is a rare comhination and


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human relationships should be happy. The achievements,


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if well deservedwill come to him at this time.


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SATURN. With this transit, he may have been doing


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good job but his efforts will not be appreciated. Life


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limitations may reach a peak instantly and then thingsquiet


down substantially. Saturnian problems get more acute or
. he gets aware of those problems at this t.me. This is the
time when he shouldforget that the world oweshim a living.
Old habits that were hard to break, now seemeasierto cope
with. That transit is quiet known for many learning
cxperiencesthat he goes through irrespective whether he
wants to learn them or not. Changefollows change,what
exitedyesterdaydoes not exist today. What was security
yesterday,is no more security today; but with this transit,
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the native will be able to compromise with the situations
quickly, This also bringsabout his Iimits of patienceand his
limits of patience and his general stamina to face the
situations. But be confident that all the testingis done for
his own benefitwithout breakinghim completelyapart during
the test. Older persons,older ideas and methodologyplay
an important role in his life at this time. Their assistanceis
well worth looking into as a guiding sourcefor his spiritual
growth during this transit.
RAHU. At this time, the person will do well to save
whateverincomehe may get and to examinebusinesschanges

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carefully before committing himself. What is available at

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this time may be good. but it may not comeout to be as
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promisingas it looked to be. He should also respecthis
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food habits and avoid any type of indulgence. He should


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avoid anything risky, but a progressivechange is welcome


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and he should be on the look out for opportunity'hat is


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both exciting, profitable and sound. Be generous, broad


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minded, friendly and sociable. However, proceedcarefully


in dealing with superiors,credit, reputation etc., for some-
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scheduledway of life.
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URANUS. Basically,this transit is more of a construc-


tive outlet or favourableeventsforming situation. A great
deal of optimism and stimulated ego plus the desire for
comesto the fore. The nativeshould not take
self-assertion
undue risk, or rely too much on hu own ability to speakhis
mind or to act too eccentrically. Be deliberate and forceful
at the sametime and he can find usualluck in the months
ahead.
NEPTUNE. Transit of Rahu over Neptune is Karmic
and often bringsabout various psychicorspiritual experiences
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connected with the past life activities and their manifesta-
tions in this life. Often a deep rooted creative talent comes
out without prior warning at this time and amazesothers.
Self-delusionor loss of individuality may occur if Neptune
was affiicted in the natal chart. Rahu conjunction Neptune
is more of a soft transit, bringing about better qualities of
Neptune, such as idealistic behaviour, general happiness
through high imagination and fantasies etc.
PLUTO. Transiting Nodes over Pluto are not highly
significant as it is a very slow moving planet and the effects
occur on many people simultaneously Thus, the influence
is felt more on a generational level than on a single identity.

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in these transits. ca
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SUN. This is the time when the person be letting himself


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in for some disappointment and he has to go through guiet a


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squeezy period. Sudden and unexpected problems occurs at


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this time which can land the person in troubles. If he is


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engaged in a speculative ventures at this time. there is the


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possitively that he will receive little or no return from his


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investments. He is well advised to observe rigid economical


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control at this time. With this transit often an inferiority


complex lack of self-imageand self-respectis noticed. If he
is already lying low, this transit may not be of any
significance to him. This aspect is equally bad for his
physical health due to, the lack of vitality. This aspect can
also bring possible sickness.death or regenerative process in
his close family members, especially to his father or male
figure. Fatigue, resentment, rebellion, pride, self-indul-
gence, physical and emotional excesses, stub-bornness-all

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must be cured. At this time, if he will insist in going his
own way, he may have to face many problems of his life or
he may suffer ill-health from nervous strain or overwork.
MOON. This transit followed by depressionand isolation
with or without any reason. Do not let melancholy and
gloominess overtake the native. Affairs of mother or
'woman' in life are important and often their hindrance
would be a negative aspect for him. He should try to
maintain his patience with regard to home affairs and things
connected with the home. Many restrictions at home are

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visible. Fundamentally, this transit is not favourable and

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makes it difficult for him to run normal life. He should
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keep an close watch on the health of his mother and
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problems from excessiveor fertile imagination. Renovating


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old property now can prove more satisfactory than buying


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the new one. lf somebody is trying to take advantage of


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him, he should say so on his face and don't let him impose
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on him. He is to take an affirmative stand and let others


know that he will not tolerate an attcmpt to take advantage
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MARS. This is the time when the persons is likely to
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make considerable mistakes in this undertaking with the


result that they likely to go wrong. There may be pressure
from the persons around him to make an change, but he is
to conserve his energies and reassert on the right things
decided by him in past. He is to avaid unpleasantness with
his associatesand keep his emotions under control. Accident
prone tendencies are quite likely and his health problems
need prompt attention. Low blood pressure or weak
energies, when trying to do a iarge project, occurs with this
transit. In a female chart, dangers' difhculties, and sorrow
from male figures are visible and should be avoided'
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Temperamental difficulties cause future problems. Female
physiologicalcycleoften getsdistortedat this time' Health
is to be protected by avoiding over-work and from debilitat'
ing affectsof nerves, worry, haste, impatience etc. He will
have to mark the time and it is advisedto do it with a good
grace, i.e. he must learn to compromisewith the circums-
tancesrather trying to fight with them.
MERCURY. At this time, a non-communicativeperiod
is almost ftrrced on the person whether he likes it or not.
Nervousenergybuilds up at this time and it certainly needsa
positive outlet. If not properly channelled, this cause

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a nervous breakdown. Balancing of the energy and its
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proper utilisation is a must at this transit. If the personis
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handling large sums of money for others or responsiblefor a
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financial accounting, he needs to be especiallyalert at this


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stage. The person should not neglect his obligations to


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,orn.oo" who has been helpfut to him regardlessof how


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minor he feelsthe considerationwas. Mental alertnessmay


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pay him handsomedividends. Unattention to the wealth


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foolish mistake. Avoid any long term planning or long


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travel under this transit' In case of it being a negative


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transit, businesschangesmay force him to bow to the wrong


individual.
JUPITER. Unforseenand unexpectedcxpendituremay
come with this transit that the native never plannedbefore'
This transit is likely to give him sudden deplection of
financial resources. This aspect will bring the nativesome
unexpected expelrses which he hasnot planned before'
This transit may be termed as negativewhen it will confront
him in all directions. So he should accept whatever comes
his way even though it may be much lessthan his expecta'
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tions. lt is advised that the native should harmonise his
desires with the things as they are and not in following
expensiveday dream. Lie low, take what comes and he
shouldprotecthis healthand position by avoiding excesses.
This is a time when he should pay for past karmasand
naturally it will cause great strain. Here the native's
philosophiesare testedand he is forcedto abide by his own
rules and regulations. Thus, he cannotdo anythinghe likes
and get away with it. Try to avoid borrowing and it must
be only done when there is no other alternative. Do not
disturbdomesicsecurityand happinessby temperamentor

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impatience. At this point, loss of weight is quite likely un-

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lesshis natal chart hasa lot of nervous creatingaspects.
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VENUS. It is not a good transit for love and romance
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affairsand it can causethe native a great amount of trouble


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and also may end abruptly. He may go wrong in his


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judgernentsand should protect himself from the possibility


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of appointments. It is not a good time to get married. If


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married, it will need great amount of sacrificeby both the


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partiesto keep this relationshipalive. Generally divorces


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and separationscomeunder this manifestation. Financially,


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too, this is not a favourabletime. Suddenlossesand diffi-


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culties can crop up. He should keep his expensesfor


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entertainmentand recreationto a minimum. He is advised


to participate in diversionswhich can provide him with
amusement,yet do not put strain on his financial resources.
This is not a good time to go for holidaysor pleasuretrips.
Businessmay not be good. Do not make any change in the
constitutionof businessat this time and alsodo not think for
any expansion. He should try to hold what he possesses-
finaneially or emotionally and should wait till the storm
passesover which will not take long.
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SATURN. This is negative transit depending upon the
strength of Saturn in the person's horoscope. He should
avoid breaks wherever possible. He is to protect his health
by plenty of sleep and rest. ln natal Saturn is not very
prominent, the effects may not be noticed externally, though
he will know that something is happening, but he cannot
put his finger on it. General rcstrictions, physical weakness,
meloncholy or isolated attitudes and behaviour are all at the
door of this transit. Avoid nervous traits, mental fatigue,
worry etc. Probable sickness or death in a near family,
especially of older relations, is noticed. Circulatory

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problems weak bones, colds etc., are normal Saturian
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problems which will come to surface now. In general, this
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is a discouraging transit thai often ciistorts and disintegrates
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the individuals on many fronts. If the natal Saturn/Nodes


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aspect is favourablg, lhen the transit may not affiict the


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native much, and at times can bb beneficial even. General


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focus and areas of obstructions will come from the house


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ruled by Capricorn in the natal chart.


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RAHU. This is a time when therecould be a tendency


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to slow down things or even to complicate them; but it also


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lends strength and depth to the native's present opportuni-


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ties. This aspect gives impetus to his aspirations and brings


a certain degree of luck that can be very beneficialif he
keeps his feet on the ground. He can also benefit by keep-
ing his eyes open. grasping what comes his way with courage
and confidence and avoiding actions and plans that could
undermine his security by being on a shaky foundation.
There is a tendency, howevcr, to do nothing and leave
things as they are. Thus it becomes like a short-circuit
aspect to whatever area it representsin his natal chart.

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i: URANUS. This transit is indicative of influencesthat are
on a slightly destructive and discouraging level. This
causescircumstancesto appear to oppresshis individuality.
The person cannot rebel to good purposes,he must confirm,
so relax and ride loosein the saddleof fate. He must move
with care to avoid unhappinessand set-backs. Play safe all
along the life. Efforts to force his will on others can lead to
life, while discontent will cause a sense of frustration and
unhappiness.
NEPTUNE. The transit is slightly unfavourable and

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distorted, bringing about the lower, qualities of Neptune

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such as self-intoxication,exceqsiwdelusionand imagination,
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drugs, alcoholetc. The personis to keep his feet on the
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ground and avoid serious errors.of judgement. Be realist,


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face and facts, and thus gain inner power from closecontact
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with the thingsas they are.


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CHAPTER 12

Transiting Planets AspectingNodes


Conjunctionto Rahu

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SUN. This transit is good and the person'sapproach

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will be in harmonywith prevailingsocialconditions. He is
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likely to earn name and fame. Childrenwill be the source
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of happinessand his good fortune will be equally active in


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speculation. Married life will be happyand he will be.well


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respectedin his socialenvironments.


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MOON. This transitis favourableand will prove good


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for public relations. Native's busines will prosper,family


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popularity will improve and he will have healthy working


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environments. He will valuefamily traditions and will give


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due respectof his parents. Mentally he will be at easeand


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peace.
MARS. The person will work hard to get public recog-
nition, especiallythat which pretains to sports or physical
competition. He will try to rise in his professionalor
businessactivitiesand it will alsogive him politicalarnbitions.
His emotionswill be in harmonyrvith prevallingsocial trends
and he will commandrespectin his environments.
MERCURY. The native will receive personal publicity
and social recognition through communications or his
personal ideas and communications will receive social
approval. It is a favourable time for any type of comnuni-

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cations including long travels and journeys. The person
will get popularity among his friends brothers/sisters,
neighbours and work associates. The relations and
friends will be the source of aspirations and happinessto
him. Intellectually,he will be in high spirits.
JUPITER. During, this transit, the native will get increas-
ed social prestige,public recognition and support for personal
bcliefs and ideals. There will be active participation in rcli-
gious philoso.phic,educational or cultural trends, and the
native will be benefittedtherefrom. If Rahu is in Sagittarius
or Pisces,the transit of Jupiter will bring misfortune. If Rahu

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and Jupiter are in conjunction and Jupiter transitsthat sign

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or its trines, ttie period will bring misfortuneto the native' We
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have experiencedtremendous luck while transitingJupiter
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alone was trining Rahu in our natal chart. Some luck will
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cometo him without exertion.


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VENUS. This transit will bring socialpoputarity, harmo-


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nious awareness of expectedsocialbehaviour,and acceptance


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of popular socialattitudes. Emotionally,he will be in agree-


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ment with prevailing attitudesand popular trends. At this


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time his artistic and creativeability will be high and he will


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get popularrecognition. If unmarried, the nativestandsa


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good chanceto get married and if married,he will be able to


iron the differences,if there are any.
SATURN. This time will have a needfor social confirmity
as a meanof protectingpersonalsecurity' He will not have
much of the respect for the prevailingsocial culture and
customs. He may face professional,business or financial
problemswhich will causehim menta[depression. Worriesand
anxietieswill dominateduring this transit and the native-may
to serve
feel lonely. However, if he is engagedin selfless'3:;vice
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the masses, transit will prove to be very much favourable for
him.

URANUS. The person is likely to get involved in latest


forms of social and cultural experiments. He will not believe
and respect the prevailing customs and will become rebellious,
if forced upon. His interest in businessand gadgets will be
designed to exploit prevailing beliefs. Looking from the
worldly point of view, this transit will be termed as benefic,
becausewhatever, he will do now,. it will result in success.

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NEPTUNE. This transit will bring him intutive awareness

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and prophetic insight into prevailing conditions. He will not
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blindly follow the religion and will have his own conception
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about the current affairs. He will search for truth. He will feel
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happy to serve the sufferers and down-trodden. Any amount


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of suffering will not disturb him now. This way he will be


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paying his karmic debts.


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PLUTO. This transit will help the native to understand


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and take advantage of mass psychology, and will give him


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panetrating insights into the motivating forces. He will like to


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work in cooperation or in group.work and will oppose the


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authoritarian trend. In case he is involved in the worldly


affairs, he will equally exptoit businessand professionaltrends
for personal gains.

Conjunction to Ketu

SUN. This transit is bad. He will be burdened with rhe


responsibility of children and they may become the source of
w o r r y t o h i m . A n y s p e c u l a t i v ev e n t u r e w i l l r e s u l t i n l o s s e s .
Domestic peace and harmony is likely to be disturbed and
married life will be unhappy. The person should try to be

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careful as he is likely to earn the displeasureof the government
and socially he may be placed in unhappy environments.
MOON. This is a disturbing transit and his emotional
attitude will be out-of-harmony with the prevailing family
traditions. This transit is not good for public relations or
pubhc contacts also and he will try to avoid them. Business
activities will be slow and the person is likely to develop
differenceswith his parents. Serious or pessimistic outlook
towards life.
MARS. The person may desire for a power and authority
which he does not deserve. There will be a lack of popular

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support for his personal ambitions. He will have problems in

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businessand will get unpopularity in his professionalor politi-
cal actions. He may be conservative in his outlook.
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MERCURY. The person will be critical to the general


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views of the society and it will be a unfavourable time for


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public relations or dealing with communications media. The


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native will be burdened with heavy work responsibility. The


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mental outlook will be conservative and he will be reticence


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in expressinghis ideas. Not favourable for long travels.


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JUPITER. There will be lack of public support for perso-


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the prevailing conditions with critical eyes, but he will have


respect for the religion and the social customs though he will
have his ways of doing the things. He may not do or acbept
which is being done normally.
VENUS. Socially the person will be reserved and there
will be lack of interest in social activities that do not serve a
useful purpose for him. He will have reserved emotional,
social, romantic and artistic outlook. Business will be slow
and there may be financial problems. It is not an auspicious

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time to get married and if married,there may be domestic
unhappiness. Try to avoid any confrontaiion as far as
possible.
SATURN. The person is likely to get involved in antiso-
cial activitiesor will havereclusive behaviour. He will not
have much of the respectfor religiousceremoniesand festivi-
ties. He will havenegativeoutlook towardsthe life with the
resultthat he witl get frustratedand depressedwhen desired
success will not be fourthcoming. It is a malefictransit and to
be handledcautiously. Quite often, the personwill witness
the death of a relativeor someother person,he knows. How-
ever, the relativeor acquaintanceis not alwaysa closeone,so

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this may not be as personally unfortunateafter all. During
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this period,the native is not advisedto start anythingnew.
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URANUS. During this transit, friends and associates
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will term the nativeeccentricand unpredictable.He will rebel


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against the current socialculture and beliefs. For worldly


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lif,e,i.e. for gains and comforts, this is not a favourable transit.


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However, if the native is engagedin somespiritual pursuits,


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he may seethe light.


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NEPTUNE. There will be confusionin social purposeand


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lack of understanding from surroundingculture. At times,he


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may like to withdraw from social involvement and be of his


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own. If the native'spersuit will be in the directionof spiritua-


lism, he will seethe light but if he is involvedin the materia-
listic world, he will have nothing but the sufferingsand
disappointments.
PLUTO. This transit will make the native rebellion against
the traditionat cultural standardsand sociallaws . He will
like to go deepbehindthe religiousbackground.His business
activity will be related to antiques, re-useof old, discarded
items etc. He will look more in the pastthan in the present.
It is a difficult transit for worldly comforts.
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CHAPTER 13

KaIa-SarPaYoga

Yogas (combinations of planets) play an important role

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and enjoy a very prominent position in Hindu Astrology'

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i"t"rarpu vogu it regardedas one of the dreadedevil yogas'
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having significancein Mundane Astrology' Hindu ancient
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astrol,ogicalliterature is more or lesssilent about it. Even the


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learnedcommentatorsdid not make any detailed scrutinyas


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to the effectsof this yoga in natal astrology,Lately someof the


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learnedastrologershave comeforward to evolve a pattern
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the evil effectsof this yoga. This yoga is not fairly


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assessing
(taking lJranus, Neptune and Pluto into considera-
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common
tion) but can be traced in the horoscopesof both greatand
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small. To the researchscholarsand practisingastrologers,the


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significanceof this yoga cannot be denied.


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In our Chapter of Rahu and Ketu in Hindu Astrology, we


have explainedthe myth attached behind Rahu and Ketu'
Even the Westernastrologershaveacceptedthat Moon's Nodes
are Karmic and play an important role in an individual's life'
In Karmic astrology,it has been found that Rahu is Kala or
earth-life while Ketu is the Sarpd or serpent. Through these
nodal axis, we pay for the past Karmas in this incarnation. ln
someastrologicalworks,we find Rahu as representing Serpent'
while in others, those under the influenceof Rahu are afraid
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Indian Astrology as Serpent. Rahu is afraid of Ketu. The
Symbolof Serpentsis basicin Indian Occult Literature. On
the basis of this symbolism,the importanceof Kalasarpa
Yoga in Hindu Astrology can be well understood.
When the Serpentis having its tail in its mouth, it is an
indicationof materialisation of the Divine Principle.Astrologi-
cally, it becomesan indication of great importanceattachedto
KalasarpaYoga, as this yoga has the referenceto encirclement
of all the planetsby thesetwo Nodes(Rahu & Ketu) i.e. when
theseNodes hem all the planetswithin their semicircle.Under
this yoga,the native will indulge in all sortsof materialistic
gains rightly or wrongly, thus makinghimselfvulnerable to

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suffenngs. KalasarpaYoga is brandedas the main causative
factor for downfall. ca
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Like so many other subjectsin Astrology,even this subject
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is not free from controversies. Different scholarshavegiven


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different versionsas to the formation of this Kalasarpa Yoga.


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l. The planets should be hemmedin betweenRahu and


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Ketu and not in betweenKetu and Rahu.


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2. From the ascendant,Rahu must be in the first six


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3. Kalasarpa Yoga is saved,if at least one planet is


outsidethe Rahu/Ketu axis.
4. Thereis no KalasarpaYoga if thereis any planet with
Rahu or Ketu though it may be betweenRahu and Ketu
axis. Forexample.if Rahu is l5 degreesLibra and Moon
is 28 degreesLibra in chart, thereis no KalasarpaYoga as
thesetwo planetfall in the same sign. Similarly, if Ketu is
23 degreesSagittariusand Saturn is I I degreesSagittarius.
thereis no yoga present. Yoga present by the combination

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of Rahu or Ketu with a planet will operate independently.

One of rhe learned astrologers has done some research on


the yoga formations of Hindu astrology and has come out
with very scientific reasouingsin some cases. For Kalasarpa
Yoga, he has said that the astrologers must also take into
consideration the three fately discovered planets i.e. LJranus,
Neptune and Pluto. This is his answer to those learned
astrologers who did not find Kalasarpa Yoga operative in
certain horoscopes. His arguments as to the importance of
this Kalasarpa Yoga is that the Latitudes of all the planets

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will be of the same sign (North or South) making the chart

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completely unbalanced, as cosmic forces lack equilibrium.
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He does not say that it will be completely malefic, but his
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observations are that the native will be on extremes on either


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side. With the discovery of lJranus, Neptune and Pluto,


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Kalasarpa Yoga is not easily available in the charts-


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To a greater extent he is right, becausewe have seenthe per-


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sons having such Kalasarpa Yogas in their charts having risen


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to high positions. Whether they could hold the position or not,


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is a different story. We can say with confidencethat the persons


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born with Kalasarpa Yoga do come in prominence. It may


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perhaps be argued that greatness manifested in such cases


may be due to some other benefic yogas and not becauseof
Kalasarpa Yoga. It is debatable whether Kalasarpa Yoga
confers only evil or prevents good, for it is seen that such
persons very often do not remain ordinary. Even if it is
admitted that this Yoga is evil, it is also establishedwith
practical illustrations that it cannot prevent the persong,
having Kalasarpa Yoga, from achieving greatness. We are
not in agreementwith the learned astrologerswho claim that
that the Kalasarpa Yoga destroys all benefic Yogas of

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of the horoscope. Any bad aspect of life due to past
Karmas. can be counteracted to a very great extent by hard
work and concerrtrationof mind.
In the chartswith this yoga in addition to other benefic
yogas,it is observedthat such natives show themselves a
shadeabovethe averageand reveala deep sharpness in their
intelligence,(constructiveor destructive)and generallyfind
their rank abovethe ordinary. This doesnot mean that they
cannot fail in their efforts. It is also not arguedthat the
mere presenceof this Kalasarpa Yoga will confer greatness.

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What is concluded here that this Yoga showsthe seedsof

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ultimate greatnessby undergoing the process of pain and
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suffering resulting in coming to prominence despite
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difhculties.
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In estimatingthe evil contentsof this yoga, classicalastro-


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logicalcannonsshouldnot be ignored, In charts of persons


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born in humble circumstances, this yoga makessuchnatives


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industrious, perseveringand ultimately ieaching the top.


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Some astrologers think that this Yoga renderslife short and


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deprivesthe personsof money, inheritedor self-earned.Th:se


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observationsmight be regardedas limited, being circumscribed


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assume that Kalasarpa Yoga alone cannot affict untoward


miseriesunlessother evil yogasare present.
Obviously,longevity factors do not need to be streesed
becauseof the presenceof the Kalasarpa Yoga. Kalasarpa
Yoga doesnot itself shortenthe life unlessother life shorten-
ing yogasare present,
To Rahu, in spiritual astrology. is assigned the brain
where the thousandpettaled lotus, the abode of Lord Shiva.
believed to be located. Such a planet(having 18yearsin
Vimshottari Dasa and 12 years in Ashtottari) may not be
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regardedas totally evil but might be consideredto have some
mundane and spiritual good associatedwith it and if Rahu
and Ketu encloseother planetsbetweenthemselves,not much
evil needpredicted.
lt is also possiblethat even without attach.ngmuch impor-
tanceto Kalasarpa Yoga in a chart, but subjectingit to criti-
cal analyticalmethods,one can possibly judge with a degree
of accuracythe strengthof the horoscope and easily predict
the eventsto come evenwhile taking note of the presenceof

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this evil yoga.

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It is however,to be observed that salienteffectsof Kala-
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sarpaYoga cannotaltogetherbc eliminated.The Yoga, strong


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or week leadssometimesto unbearablestrains and tensions.


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delayingsuccess or makingsuccess look insignificant


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to eforts made to achieveit. This Yoga is also found to be


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associated with frustrations and lossesalthough efforts are


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madein pursuit of food or genuineand honest. The yoga


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perhapsselectsthe pure and simplc.honestand truthful and


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loyal and hardworkingsouls for its victims. Such individuals


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sufer indignitiesof outrageousfortune despitetheir 'purest-


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ray'quality and character.Paradoxicallvtherefore,this yoga


appears in chartsof blessedsoulsor thosewho can endure
evil and extractgood out of it. God sparesHis weakercrea-
tion from this Yoga lestit breaksthem. Knowing thesepossi-
ble capabilitiesof this Yoga. parentsshould be wary and take
early steps to sufficiently educateand make their children's
mind firm to avoid impact of future frustrations,if any. in
storefor them during Rahu-Ketu periods.

Generally,effortsof Kalasarpa Yoga operate througout


life and especially
during Dasaor Sub-dasaof either Rahu or

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Ketu, when the intensity either for good or evil would be felt
as modified by transits. With this Yoga, there are no opposi-
tions in the chart and this is important. So in transits, if the
chain will go for good by conjunctions, trines and sextiles,it
will continue for a long period of life. Similarly by Transits. if
the planets are affiicted by oppositions and squares, it will
equally take a long time for the native to come out of affiic-
tions. 28th year onwards may be worst in such caseswhen
transit Rahu comes to conjuuct natal Ketu at the prime of
youth.

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By positional aspect, Kalasarpa Yoga can only have six
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formations: (l) lst/7th houses, (2) 2ndl8th houses, (3) 3rd/9th
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houses,(4)4th/lOth houses,(5) 5th/l lth housesand (6) 6thl12l'}r
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houses In different houses, it will manifest differently.


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Formation of this Yoga from the lst to the 7th is not re-
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garded as good for material happiness.Conversely it might be


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regarded conducive to spiritual pursuits as a result of fail ure


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in marriage. But from Mundane point of view difficulties are


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seen to be experiencedin married life and sometimes the very


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fact of married status becomes oppressise. Here, astrology can


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come to the rescue and by forwarding the timely advice to the


native, he or she can be led to side-track and possibly avoid
the marital catastrophe. Understanding is the Keynote
of happiness and what cannqt be cured must be
endured. Astrology thus soothes the native by wise guidance
develop forbearance.
Kalasarpa Yoga through 2nd/8th housesis not regarded
good for money matters. It is not that he will be short of mo-
ney, but most of his life he will be working with other's
money by fair or foul means. Money may come easily and also
may go easily. Either he will be indulging in too much sex
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preversion damaging his health and wasting his money or he
will be physically too weak to have any sex potentiality. He
will suffer from the diseasesof sexual organs. In one case,we
know the entire legacy was lost by bad health. positively as-
pected, persons are usually pretty gellerous and free with their
money, that is, according to their means, whichever way it
lies, but are not often really wasteful.

Kalasarpa Yoga through 3rd/9th houses,people who stand


as advocates or pioneers of unpopular sciencesor doctrines
are often round with this yoga, persons whose energiesand
abilities would bnng them to the forefront, if they ran exclu-

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sively on orthodox lives, are frequently handicapped due to

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this Kalasarpa Yoga. To those people, rvho aim solely at the
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material foreign investments, must meet a veritable pitfall
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with this position. Home, as distinct from foreign. commercial


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travellers may reap some advantage from it. Brothers and sis-
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ters will either be the source of happinessor worry subject to


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the overall pattern of the chart.'


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Kalasarpa Yoga through 4th/l0th houses possessgreater


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power due to the natural Sarpa influences. The Karmic seems


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to be well defined. These two houseshave much to do with


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farrliy affairs, and this yoga shows difficulties and disappoint-


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ments, failures and often disgrace. The horoscopes which show


trouble or disaster, this position makes them disastrousin-
deed There is a danger for a man to be the father of illegiti-
mate children or being himself as a illegitimatc child. Some-
times the children can become the cause of discomfort home.

Kalasarpa Yoga through the axis of 5th and llth house; it


is one of the observedmanifestations of this yoga that the trust
reposed by a native would be misused and friends would prove

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self-seekers.Friends are not likely to be of much assistance in
tife. Loss by and treachery of friends is a pretty sure result of
this Yoga. It is common in the horoscopes of great flirts'
It is more conducive to flirting than to marriage' There seems
to be the possibility towards the production of illegitimate
children. This yoga gives the danger of too free a course of
life and we do not think asceticsare commonly favoured with
this yoga.
Kalasarpa Yoga affiicted through 6th/l2th house axis can
cause even imprisonment. People born with this yoga are not
favoured lor Army or Navy employments. Remembering that

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the l2th house is the house of secret enemies,and also of

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regrets and self-undoing and that the 6th house has the ruler-
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ship over health, diseases,work and enemies,this axis can
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move the native on extremes. Either this yoga will be too bad
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or ioo good. We do got see the middle course. On the positive


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side, the native can take to higher learnirtgsand development


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of the spiritual self. On the negative side, he can be tormented


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with diseases,and poor health causing long confinement in a


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hospiral or can prove himself to be an ememy to the civilised


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world.
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and rgnored in Natal astrology ? tn Natal astrology the


devastating effect of the yoga is concerned with a family only
while the ruin of a state involved with far-reaching conse-
quences for lakhs and lakhs of families forming as a nation'
The intensity of Yoga effects is felt in the minimum in indivi-
dual cases but assumes maximum proportions in national
sphere. Rahu makes an individual interested in self to the
exclusion of others; thus the individual is earning for enjoy-
ment for earthly pleasuresfor himself and his family' When
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he comes under the influence of KStu he is no more interes'
ted in the welfare of self and family, but in the benefit of the
society and deprivation of enjoyment for self and family. He
parts with his savings for establishment of schools and
colleges, makes a gift of his house for hospital etc., and thus
bring misery for self and family. Thus Kalasarpa Yoga f,or
individual simply means ruination of family.
But whqlr the supreme executive ol a state is subject to
Kalasarpa Yoga, he fights his border states to gain territory
and other concessions.The native uuder such a King or Prime
Minister or Presidentbecomes prosperous and more and more

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powerful. Later the influence of Ketu comes in' The Supreme

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executive is not ready to subordinate national intereststo

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international consideration. The bordering states, that had so
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long clamoured about their territories, get back those terri-
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tories. Flood and earthquakes in foreign lands result in send-


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ing money and materials for the relief of the suffering huma-
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nity. The supreme executive is no more interested in the


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increased national wealth but spends money out of the trea-


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sury. Thus, on all sides, the state is ruined with calamities


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involving all the citizens.


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suggest that astrologers should take care to assessthe efficacy


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of this Yoga vis-a-vis the effects of other astrological pheno-


mena and then with a keen analytical approch and making
synthesis of the various effects noticed, make observations
about the evil or modified effects resulting from the Yoga.

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CHAPTER 14
Eclipses' in Nativities
Astronomy is thc science of the heavenly bodies : the Sun,
Moon, Planets. Comet and Fixed Stars. It treats of their
magnitudes,motions, distances,constituents, etc. Astrology is

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the scienceof heavenly influences as related to the earth and

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its inhabitants. Astrology and astronomy are as true now as
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ever before. In ancient times astrology was a science, religion
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and art combined, and as such has outlived all sectarian


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b i g o t s a n d r e l i g i o u sf i y p o c r i t e s .
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A s t r o n o m i c a l l y ,a n c c l i p s ei s t h e i n t e r p o s i t i o n o f a d a r k
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celestial bociy between a luminous one and the eye, or the


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of the Moon at Full Moon. Eclipse of the Sun always cornes


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the Moon comes on from the east and passeswestward.


Ancient astrologersdiscovered the r'egularity of the reoccur-
rence of eclipsesafter a period of l8 years and odd. How they
arrived at this result, we do not know, as cclipsesare not
always visible in any single place.

The ancients had only eclipses,transits and the New Moons


from which to make their predictions, and they were able to
trace definite connection between the changestaking place in
the heavens and the course of human events. Tne significance
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u sually ccmes to pass €xactly at the time when one of the
major planets afterwards makes its transit, more so by conjun-
ction or opposition. The duration of an eclipse dependsoo th"
amount of time of obscuration, which shows as many years
for hours of obscuration in Solar Eclipse and months in Lunar
Eclipse. A solar eclipsein fixed signs: (2-5-g-ll) wiil last for
several years; in moveable signs: (l-4-7-10), the effectsare
over in a far more brief space of time; but in common signs
(3-6-9-12), the effects commence much sooner, and continue
for a long, while in force and affect mankincl far more power-
fully. If an eclipse occurs during the time when a Comet isl

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Eclipse may operate unfavograble in a horoscope when
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havethe maximum effect, according to the planets concerned.


Planq5, that become stationary when in the act of transit over
the ralical place of the significdtor, have greater effect than
those trat are direct in that department of life indicated by
the plaret or significator so affected. In this sense, Mercury
relates tt the intellectual life, rnental faculties, business,trade,
journeysand general activities. Venus may be significator
of
domesticand social affairs. venus also indicates sisters.and
Mars indcates brothers. Jupiter indicates uncles and Mercury

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indicates aunts. The Sun denotes the father. and the Moon
the mother. Saturn also sometimesindicates the father, and
Venus the mother etc. Uranus indicates uncles and the grand
parents_or- scienific people. Neptune indicates cripples or
mystical friends.

Considerable information about the affairs of men and


nations can be gleaned from the solar and lunar eclipses. Not
only are they unfailing indicators of chronology but also
valuable promotors of good or evil. Sepharial, the celebrated
English astrologcr says in his "Theory and practice of Eclipses"
r that the Sign occupicd by the eclipsed luminary and the
Ilouse in which it falls has the greatestdegree of significance.

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ln his : "New Dictionary of Astrology," he writes as follows :
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"As regards indiviciuals, eclipseshave not a great signifi.
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tives and is badly affiicted radically or by direction. Fallingon


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the Moon, they denote hurt to the mother, on the Sun tothe
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sisters and on M:rcury to aunts."


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Another well known British astrologer Vivian E. Rrbson,


writes thus: "An eclipse falling on any planet in the mp is of
great importance and is usually adverse, as it cutsoffthe
things signified by the body in the radical map. Urlike an
ordinary new or full Moon, an eclipselasts Much lorger than
a month and its influence is often felt for a long tine. The
effects of an eclipse of the Sun are said to last fo. as many
years as the eclipse is in hours in duration, and th<se of the

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Moon for as Many months. As the lunar eclipsecffectswill
felt stimulatedby directionsor transits,the most markedeffect
will always occur when a planetis in transitover the eclipse
point, the nature of the effectbeingshownby the natureof the
transiting body, Mars causingcuts and burns,Saiurn,falls and
so on. The affairs of the housein which the eclipse fall in the
radicalmap will alsobe disturbed. Although usuallyadverse
an eclipse may be sometimesproduceultimategood, and in
the caseof an eclipsefalling on Jupiter,and to a losserextent
when on Venus, the immediateresultis unpleasantbut the
final resultis advantageous.Eclipsesate of exterme impor-
tanceand shouldalwaysbe most carefullystudied. The most

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dangerousare thosethat fall upon the Sun, Moon or Ascen'

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dant, as they usuallydisturb the health and frequentlydenote
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deathwhen the directionsare sufficientlysevere."(Text Book
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tion to the place where the eclipseis seen.Did it occur rising


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or setting?In which sectionof the heavens-half risen, second


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section,mid heaven,fifth sectionor sixth scction?This is easily


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understood. You divide the semi-circlein to six sectionsof 30


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degrees.You get six housesi. e.'l'12. At point 12the lumi-


nary would be rising,at point l0 it would be in the mid-hea-
ven and at point 7 it would be setting.It is statedthat should
the eclipse(Grahana)occur in the lgth nakshatrafrom the
birth asterism,then that personwill feel the ill effectsof the
eclipse.

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ording to Hindu Astrology:
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l. lf a lunar eclipseoccursin the Suryc Lagna(Solar Ascen-
dant), the personconcernedwill suffer if the disc was not
aspectedby Jupiter.
2. An eclipse falling on the Sun radix, the father's side will
guffer.

3. If on Moon radix, mother'sside will suffer.

4. If the solar or lunar eclipsefalls in Natal Ascendant, then


that person, who owns the horoscopewill suffer.
Varahamihirastatesthat "if the Moon shouldbe eclipsed

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b-vKetu, shewill destroy property, health and prosperity.,'

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by Rahu, the converseis the case?It must be so accordingto
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the sloka: "Yorahathi parithyajathi dushtonrqhayathivyajathi


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yasarahukh." He that is pure, he that doesnot combinewith


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Thosewho are clsoeto you can providemany interestingand


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valuablefacts whicb will make your researcheasier.The clo-


ser to orb aspects to the cuspal point (Bhava Madhya), the
more potent is the effect. A six degreeorb seemsto be the
widestthat can be used,perhapslatertheremay be morefacts
to substantiatea greaterorb. If fact, there generallyis more
activity in the exactdegree,or one degree orb.

FIRST HOUSE. An eclipsefallingin the ascendantwill


bring changesin the physical make up. The ngtive becomes

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involvedin
accidentprone and will have several One may be
slip at homeand
an automobile accident and the other may
rapid succes'
meet a bone fracture. Such accidentscometo
worry' Just
sion,though nothingserious,but enoughto cause
the eclipseis
walking iown the streetbecomesa problems'If
it will bring him personalelevation that
in favourableaspects,
is lasting and iurable. He will meetsuccess in whateverhe
will do at this time.,

SECOND HOUSE. Relatesto financesand possessions'-If

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favourably aspectedat an eclipse,it will not only enhance

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source or
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person'sassetsbut will alsoprovide an additional
spc'
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,our"., of earning.This is a good time to
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lossof
culation. Naturally, adverse aspectwould indicate
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financesor failures at financial ventures' Remember watch


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sextilesand trides will bring favourable events financially
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his life.
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THIRD HOUSE. If favourablyaspected,the personwill


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find relatives,communicationsany the whole envtronment
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harmony. The mail will be full of good and promisingnews'


The adverse aspect may causehim unpleasantand tiresome
journeys.Closeielalionswill becomethe sourceof worry and
*ill ul*uy. be demandingmuch to his dismay' The mail may
be delayedor wronglYdelivered.
FORTH HOUSE. If favouably aspected'the native will
enjoy domestic peace and happiness. Family membersand
pui.ntt will becomethe sourceof joy to him' Adversely as-
pected will causeupheavelin the domesticlife and a parent
will becomea greatburden or problemto him' If he is in ad-
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vancedyears, there will be much misery and unhappinessfor
the rest of the life.

FIFTH HOUSE. If favourablyaspected,will bring plea-


surableand enjoyableassociations into the native's life and
children will becomethe source of happiness. Somesort of
recognitionor elevationwill cometo his children. If adverselv
aspected, children will become the cause of worry ani
sufferingto him. He may have somedisappointments in his
emotional hfe. If the native is femaleand she is of a romantic

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age' many suitorswill be attractedtowards her. lnvestments

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will bring nothing but grief and any sort of speculationwill
end in heavylosses. ca
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STXTH HOUSE. Rulesover health,employmentand ser-


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vices.If favourablyaspected,
it will bring favour and improve-
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ment in thesedepartmentsof the person's life, but with the


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adverseaspect,he can be sureof some indisposition. Many


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employerswill be too demanding. He must respecthis food


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SEVENTH HOUSE. Denoting partners (marriage or


business), unionsand open enemiesand are brought to fore at
eclipsetime. If favourablyaspected, therewill bi cooperation
from the partnersand socialcontactswill be pleasing. If ad-
versely aspected,the person will havemuch bickeringand
unhappiness in his marriedlife and businesspartnership. He
will just not get alongwith other people unless he is careful.
It may eveninvolvehim in litigationand law suits.Contracts
(businessor marital)shouldbe well studiedbefore
he puts his
signatureson them.

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EIGHTH HOUSE. Brings activity other's money is
concerned, While a favourableaspect,securities and reserves
will increase,he will get legaciesand gifts, loans will be
easilypaid off. Insurancepolicieswill get paid up. With the
adverseaspect, there will be drain on his reservesand he will
undergoheavydebts. Liabilitieswill increaseand taxation
department can proveto be very troublesome for him at this
time. There may evenbe death of somecloserelation.
NINTH HOUSE. The favourable aspects will bring

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peace,prosperity with regard to his 9th houseaffairs. It will

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bring long journeysand travelsin his life which are educa-
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tional and full of pleasure. Adverselyaspected,the eclipse
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herecan bring trouble through religious or litigation, which
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may go against him. Many difrcultieswill be encountered


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in travellingto distantplaces. There will be difficultiesand


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problems in all his enterprisesand any amount of labour will


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TENTH HOUSE. lf favourable, the eclipse here can


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bring the native fame and elevation. Working conditions,


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professionalactivitiesand wordly affairswill be to his advan-


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tage. If in employment.he can expect a rise and if in


business.he will have expansion. With an adverseaspect,
he will havenothingbut trails and tribulationsin his profcs-
sional career. Sometimesdeath of a parentor a separation
from them may take placeunder adverseeclipse. Remember
that this is the houseof native'sstatusin the world, the way
other peopleseehim. so be sure that he seesthe best side of
his natureand individuality.
ELEVENTH HOUSE. Housethe hopes and wishes. It
alsorulesover friendsand associates.
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the person will be surrounded by influential and sincere
friends, who will extend full cooperation to enable him to
realise his hopes and wishes, even without his knowledge.
The adverseaspect will bring him many diftlculties through his
friends and associates. He will be blamed for the incidents
where he is least involved. He may be blackmailed, if
contesting for any elected office. All his efforts will end
in disappointments and failures. Be sure to choose friends
and associates wisely, especially new ones coming into
native's life during the eclipse period. The aspectsdetermine
the kind of people he attracts under this influence.

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TWELFTH HOUSE. This is the house of the residuals
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source of happiness and encouragement to the persons con.


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fined in hospitals institutions, or Jails. He will be morc


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inclined to religion and spiritualism. Under adverse aspect,


he may himself be subject to hospitalisation, confinement or
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imprisonment. There may financial tosses through thefts


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etc. but under favourable aspect, he will spend the money


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for good cause, viz. children's marriage. As this is the house


of self-undoing, and if the native seesan eclipse point culmi-
nating in near future on this house; better be sure that this
actions and endeavours are above board.

The major effects an individual may have from an eclipse


depend upon where the eclipse falls in one's horoscope. An
eclipse should not effect one particularly unless it makes some
direct contact with the luminaries, planets, Moon's Nodes or
sensitivepoints. We have seenthat an eclipse in conjunction
with a natal planet weakens the effect of that planet, as it cuts

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off the things signified by that body in the radical map. If
the person so affected does not compromise with the situation
and attempts to force issues along lines indicated by that
planet, he is just heading for the troubles' One will do good
to have much self-control at this time. Eclipse opposition a
natal planet acts irr exactly the opposite manner. It is the
opposition point of that planet which gets depressed'
Opposition by eclipse intensifies and greatly increases the
power ofthat planet.
Lahiri's Ephemeris for hundred years and many other
books list the degreesand signs of eclipses for years ahead, so
that the student can take the advantage offavourable aspected

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prevalent during an eclipse period' Astrology can be a guide
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CHAPTER 15

Rahu & Ketu in FemaleHoroscopes

The learned readers have already seen through


the previous
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chapters that Rahu and Ketu piuy
important role in

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clues ,o rn"ny
missing links. In this Chapter, we will siecially
part played by Rahu and Ketu in Femaleca deal with the
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horoscopes.
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l. If a girl is born in any one ofthe


ereven ascendants.
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except Aries, with Saturn jn Libra, Sun and


Mars in the 7th
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house and Moon and Rahu in the llth


house, she will have
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3, Ketu, Jupiter and Venus in the 4th


. house; the girl
will enjoy all the wordly comforts, but
at the time of her
death, she will have no blood relation alive.
4. Ketu-Mars conjunction in a female
horsocope is
classifiedas an excellent yoga as Ketu,
being spirituai and
religious planet. wifi take away art the evil
effects of Mars.
5. Girl born under Leo ascendant
with Rahu placed
therein will be attractive, beautiful and lovely
and will enjoy
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o. We have said earlier that the effect of one of the
Lights (Sun/Moon) with a Node is always strong. The Sum
is especiallyfavoured by being North Node' and Rahu and
Sun in Leo are very powerful. The conjunction
of Rahu and Sun in Leo in lst, 3rd, 5th or l2th house is
excellant. She will be married to a person of high status.
She will enjoy good health also. This Sun-Rahu conlunction
is equally good in 2-4'8'9 or llth house. In a female
horoscope Sun-Rahu in the 7th house is not termed bad.
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Girl born with Mercury/Rahu in lst,,7th or 9th house
will get married to a learned husband of status.

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though it may be late in life. Rahu in the 9th will make hcr
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religious.
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house or l0th sign (Capricorn); she may get married as many


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with Rahu or Ketu, in the 7th house, she may not be legally
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married or she may not be one man's woman.


ll. Sun, Mercury, Mars and Jupiter (all four) in conjunc-
tion with Rahu or Ketu in the 4th house or the 7th house
will make the woman either a widow or a prostitute.
12. Rahu in the ?th house in Aries or Scorpio is an
indication of widowhood, if devoid of benefic aspects.
13. Rahu in the 4th house.is good for married life, but an
affiicted Rahu destroys ancestral property or she feelsunhappy
in ancestral house. With affiicted Rahu, there will be no

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domesticpeaceand happinessbeforemarriageand it will be
only after marriage that she will feel happy provided Zth
houseand 7th lord are favourablystrong.
14. Mars in the 8th is an indicator of widowhood. Same
is the case when Ketu is in the gth house. The
eventis
certainif Mars and Ketu (both) are in the gth house,unless
strong benefic factors counler it. Ketu in the gth can make
her a vishkanl'a(a poisonousgirl).
15. Conjunction of Sun and Ketu in lst, 2nd, 3rd,
4th,
sth, 8th, 9th, llth or l2th may bring about the death
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husbandin her middrerife. Thc evil of this manifestation
is
lessend in the lOth house. There is no malefic effectin
6th

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16. Rahu or Ketu are not termed favourable in the
7th
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is an indicationof widowhood.
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17. Conjunctionof Rahu or Ketu with benefic planets


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18. Ketu in the l2th is bad for a woman at the time


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paternalhappiness. SimilarlyKetu in the 4th does not give


motherly happiness. In some cases,she may suffer at the
hand of step-mother.
19. Mars_conjunction Rahu in the 5th, the womanis
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uKery to suner ltom irregular menstruationor excessive
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menstruation. Rahu-Mars Conjunctionin the :ra. sfrema,
havedefectin her left leg or birth-mart on ttrat ti;:' ""- "'*'
20. Rahu in the Sth denotesa big famity with poor finan_
cial condition. She is arso !ikery" to iuui----'ut.iiri""rir
troubles(8th houserulesover ,.*-ptt.ntlui).
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21. Woman with Rahu conjunction Moon, Mars and
Saturnwill give birth to sickly children,
22. Woman with Rahu in Capricorn ascendant and
Jupiterin the 9th will give birth to as manyas elevenchildren,
but only five will survive.
23. If thereis a Grand Trine betweenMoon, Jupiter arrd
Rahu, there will be much difficulty at delivery and the
children will be unfortunate.
24. Rahu in the 5th will destrorymany conceptions.Rahu
conjunctionSaturnin the 5th housewill causewomb diseases

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and there will be no child-birth. The numberof conceptions

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destroyedin the womb.canbe ascertainedthus : with Venus-
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6; with Jupiter-S;with Mercury-4; with Mars-3; with Moon-
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Mars either in Libra or in Aries, the woman will leaveher


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26. Moon, Jupiter and Rahu in Taurus trine Neptune, or


Rahu in Gemini trine Sun and Uranusor Rahu in Gemini,
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the 7th lord Jupitertrine Saturn on the cuspof the 7th house
or Rahu in Capricorn trine Venus and Neptune or Rahu in
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Leo squareMars and Saturu but Jupiter sextile to the 7th


house lord Sun, Venusin the ascendant,the woman will get
happily married.
27. Rahu in Cancer, Neptune square 7th house, the
woman will become a widow, Rahu in Sagittariussquare
Neptunewith Saturnin fall and 7th lord Jupiterin fall in the
8th, the girl will become widow shortly after marriage.
Cancer Rahu in Pushya Nakshatra ruled by Saturncauses
widorvhood. Rahu in Leo opposition Mooh, the 7th lord
Mars square Saturn, Neptune square 7th house, Moon
conjunction Jupiter in Capricorn, the girl will become a
widow at a very young age.
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28. Rahu in Virgo square Sun and Saturn or ?rh house
ruler square Mars and conjunction Saturn and Uranus;
clelayedmarriage but good moral character.
29. Rahu in Capricorn, Moon in Cancer or Uranus in the
7th house opposed to 7th houses ruler Mars or Uranus
sextile the Sun, Mercury and Saturn-no marriage. This is
possiblewith Taurus or Libra ascendantsonly.
30. ,Rahu in Capricorn, Moon in Cancer, 7th house Jupiter
restrograde in the 6th-no child-birth due to mensestrouble.
31. Moon conjunction Mars in Sagittarius and Rahu con_
junction Uranus in Gemini, the girl will get
married at an

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w i l l b e d e n i e dd u e t o t h e d e f e c t i n t h e h u s b a n d .
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square Saturn. unhappy married lil'e, constant quarrels


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bringingimmorality.
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lady can lrave womb troubles as a result of which she will not
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conceive. Aspected or associated by Jupiter, she may get


children, but all of them rnay die causing her unhappineis.
If Ketu is there insread of Rahu, birth of children*itt not
be denied, but the children u,ill be the source of unhappiness
instead of joy. Rahu ancl Mars in the 5th house on the aste-
rism of lVlars, the lady may deliver by a caesareanoperation.
36. Fenralehoroscope, Capricorn ascendant. Moon is 5th
t o _ J u p i t e ra n d R a h u i s 5 t h t o - M o o n , t h e r e w i l l U " a d u e i i e
i n f l u e n c e sd u c t o t h e c h i l d - b i r t h a n d m a y a l s o b r i n g t h i
r h e u m a t i s mo f r h e t h i n g s .
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CHAPTER 16
Rahu & Ketu in Synastary
The art of chart comparison or synastry is a difficult one,

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personality pattern of both the individuals. This branch of
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science, occult and art and as such needs some sort of


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intuitional ability and know instinctively what relationships


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natal astrology can also try chart comparisons.


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The first step is a quick analysis of the charts of each


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subject. This is essentialin order not to be thrown off track


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in our synthesis. At all times, one should remember, it rs


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the total person or the entire chart being compared with


another complete person, not a list of virtues and vices. So to
make our analysis, first pick out the obvious features of the
chart. Usually, the outstanding points of an individual are
determined by the over-all pattern of the horoscope.
When Rahu and Ketu are opposite one another between
the two chaits, they seem to understand and help each other
the best. Whereverthe nodal axis falls on the other's chart
is $,here the area can get out of balance. Ketu always does
the teaching. Judgement would have to be made as to
whether the Nodes are in aspect to each other before a final
delineation can be made. Favourably aspectedNodes between
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charts can bring out about lasting influence. Unfavourable
Nodescan causea separativeaction.
We know that more is neededthan Rahu and Ketu alone
in our considerationas the placementof eachplanethasits
own say. However, much depend whether the person is
accentuatinghis Rahu or Ketu in his life. It is that basic
iharacteristic that lasts through Iife and influences every
action. In our opinion Rahu and Ketu should be kept
separate in our interpretation. They are of separate
influencesand should be read as such. In betweentwo, it

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is Ketu which is stronger than Rahu. When Rahu will

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a planet, Ketu will naturallyopposeit, but it is the
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When it comesbetweenRahu and the planet; it is the planet


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which is strongerthan Rahu and it is Ketu which is powerful


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than the planet. These are some of the salientfeaturesof


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Rahu and Ketu in synastry.


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Conjunctionsof Rahu
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SUN. It is a positivestrongmagneticattractionand there


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is a sinceredesireto understandand help each other. It is


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Karmic and the Sun personwill comeforward to assistRahu


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personto grow in strengthand vitality to build his destiny.


This conjunctionaddsto the sprrituality and self confidence
in both.
MOON. It is againKarmic as Rahu and Ketu are closely
linked with Luminaries. It is something from the past life
carried over to this incarnation. The union between the
people of opposite sexesseemsdestined. There is love,
strong attracrion and spirit of consideration for each other.
This aspectwill work more favourably in domestic life than
ontsideworld.
MARS. This conjunction will give ambition, creative
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ability vitality etc. in both' Mars person will be able to take
Rahu person along with him to achieve successby stimulating
energy and drive. ln between opposite sexes,it is better to
have Mars in the male chart and Rahu in female chart to
have the laiting comPatibilitY.
MERCURY. One will help the other to stimulate intellec-
tual pursuits and growth. Each other will appreciate one's
talents and intellect. Rahu will help Mercury in his/her
educational pursuits and can spur to greater mental feats'
Mercury's reasoningwill keep Rahu balanced'

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JUPITER. This aspect will help both to develop on

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spiritual lines. Both will have generosity and tolerance
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towards each other. Jupiter also helps to develop self-
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confidence in Rahu and makes him to move forward.


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VENUS. Both the persons will bc sincere in affections


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and will try not to hurt the feelings of each other. In matri'
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monial alliance, there is companionship and sympathy


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between them. However, this aspect map make both the


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personsextravagant.
SATURN. This aspect will increase the sense of duty
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between the both. Saturn person brings discipline and sense


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of responsibility to the Rahu person and can prove to be a


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great teacher. It is not a good aspect to be considered for


matrimonial alliance but it will prove good if Saturn is the
master and Rahu is the employee.
URANUS. Both the persons will respect each other's
need for freedom and individuality. Uranus will help to
stimulate creative ability of Rahu. Though Rahu may not
like to work under Uranus but he will not hesitate in admit'
ting the superiority of kahu. It is not good for marriage or
businesspartnerships but may work well for social life.
NEPTUNE. This cau be termed as spiritual and Karmic

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contact. Neptune is the planet
of past Karmas and Rahu
will distribute them in this incarnation.
These people can
work for great constructive good
in the area of love and
compassion for others.
PLUTO. This contact makes both
the person feel that
there is strong bond between them, perhaps
a bond that even
death cannot break. Both will fr.fp
i""i other in character
improvement.
Conjunctions of Ketu
SUN. As said earlier, relations between
_ Luminaries and

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Nodes are Karmic. This aspect
muy explaio that thesetwo

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persons have probrems in their past
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lives and will nu"t aguin
in this life tc resolve thenr. So
du
they will be attracted to each
other to work out the problems.
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tutunyfarniliarities will be
fo-und amongst them. k"tu p..roi
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*iil always have the


edge over the Sun person.
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Ketu will try to dominate the


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Sun person, with the result resentments


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tend to build and


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eventually Sun person seeks a


ways to free himserf. The
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relations can never be lasting and


permanent, though initial
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attraction may be there.


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MOON. Ketu can always arouse


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the Moon person


emotionally. Ketu will be demanding
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of the Moon *i h;;;


result unpleasant domestic changes
Jun tuk. piace. This
aspect will causefluctuating and
disturbing relations between
them and may not prove to be lasting.
Contacts o.iginufff
will be due to Karmic conditions.
MARS. As said earlier. Ketu
is powerful and will
dominate over the planets. Here Ketu
man will restrict the
Mars personal desires, passions,
energy ancl action and will
try to subduc him. Between
opporit. sexes, it may work
t e m p o r a r i l yb u t w i l l n o t l a s t
Oue lo rivalry. This aspect is
not favoured in matrimonv.

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MERCURY. Ketu person will have greater power over
Mercury and has something to teach him. Ketu man will
create the situations where Mercury will need serious thinking
and this way, he will be able to increase his knowledge.
D uring cfisis, they may stay together, but their relations will
not last long and finding the suitable opportunity, Mercury
person will break and go away. This contact can be said to
be good between the teacher and the student.
JUPITER. There will be over-flowing of energy and inspi-
ration between both with thc result that one will not accept

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the superiority of the other. Initially Ketu may accept the

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guideline from Jupiter, but having learnt it, will try to teach

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him. This will cause resentment and Jupiter may break away
du
from him.
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V E N U S . H e r e K e t u w i l l t r y t o p o s s e s sV e n u s w i t h o u t
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giving. Initially both will feel the responsibility to each other


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for the love and affection as their duty, but later on when
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V e n u s w i l l f i n d t h a t K e t u i s t o o s e l f i s ha n d d e m a n d i n g ,t h e y
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w i l l s e p a r a t en o t t o m e e t a g a i n .
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SATURN. Saturn restricts and restrains and sometimes


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conrpletely blocks Ketu person's development. Equally Ketu


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can put strain on Saturn will cause the mood of depressionor


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will give the feeling of to much responsibility on him with the


result Saturn will part and separate.
URANUS. This is no aspect for compatibility. Such per-
sons can never go together for long, as there will be friction
amongst them. Uranus wants to rebel, Ketu wants to hold,
resulting in a break. Such peasonsshould not associatein any
walk of their lives.
NEPTUNE. lt can be termed as favourable if both the
parties are engagedin the persuit ofpsychic phenomena, astro-

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logy and occult learning. This combination can again
be
termedas Karmic. However,this aspectwill prgve to be the
worst and evil, if they are.engaged
in indulgenceof any type.
In such casesthe relations may not last long.
PLUTO This aspect can make them to indulge in sex
perversions,if there are other aspectsto support it.
This as_
pect will create sex problemseven if both the parties
are of
the samesex. Outwardly,they may look friendsbut inwardly
theremay be a desireto harm eachother in one way
or thc
other. It is advised that such personsshouldnever
come

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together.

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The readers will observethat Ketu conjunctionwith any
du
planet is nevergood and Ketu person will always
have the
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dominanceover the other.


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CHAPTER 17

pranetary
Among J:.',',?::::lL, aremostimportant
the Moon being the closest light near the Earth. As the
influence of the Moon is very strong in a natal chart, so the
influence of Moon's Nodes is very important in the life of a

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soul.

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The basic concept is that the Moon's Nodes work as a
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vacuum tube connecting the pait Karmas with the present
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Destiny. In other rvords, Moon's Nodes bridge the gap bet-


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ween the previous form of soul to the present soul structure.


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Moon's Nodes also help to corelate the present soul structure


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with its possible connection to the future soul form. This


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automatically brings us to the Hindu concept of some form of


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reincarnation process. During the course of our visit to foreign


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countries to speak on Hindu Astrology, we found that more


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and more personsin the West started in believing the process


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of Reincarnation and Hindu Philosophy of life.


In Karmic Destiny the first stage is to find out where Rahu
and Ketu are placed in the natal chart by Signs and Houser
and delineate them by taking into consideration the elements
of Signs and Houses. Next we ari to find the controlling
planets (Planets rulling the Signs occupied by Rahu and Ketu)
The third stage is to see the aspectsbetween Rahu and Ketu
with the natal planets. For conjtmctions and oppositions, we
have the orb upto l0', but for other aspects,the orb is not
allowed for more than one degree.

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For illustration,we have the author'shoroscope.His birth
detailsare :
Placeof Birth. 77E30,30N00
Day sl Birth. Tuesduy (In Hindu Astrology,day is from
sunriseto sunrise. He was born on 10thMarch 1920. before
sunrise,so his day of birth will be Tuesday and not Wednes-
duv)'
Date of Birth : l0th March 1920
Time of Birth : 4h 34m 38sa.m. I.S.T.

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As a simple rule, Ketu tells us about our past Karmas


broughtin this incarnation and Rahu will tell how we are
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to redeem them. The redeeming net-work of Rahu consists
of the Grand Trine housesthat include the positions of Rahu
in the natal chart. Grand Trines are : l-5-9; 2-6-lO; 3-7-ll;
and 4-8-12 houses. For example. if Rahu is in the 7th house,
its distribution net work will consist of houses3-7-ll. The
areas covered by Rahu are quite important irr the Karmic
growth during your life time.

Since Ketu has been assignedthe responsibility of inlet of


Karmas from the past life and Rahu is responsible for the
redemption of past Karrnas in this life, their location through
the signs and housesin a birthchart will help us to understand

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more of Karmic Destiny in this life time. By knowing where

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the Nodes are in the natal chart, one can estimate a general

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Karmic attitude or function in one:s life. Remember, this does
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not say what the whole life is going to be, but a general atti-
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tude that will guide the soul in this life.


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ln the example horoscope, Rahu is in the lOth house i.e.,


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2nd, 6th and l0th are the houses where the native needs the
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grow'th in this life time. To conclude, it is the position of Ketu


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(one incoming point) for the inlet of Karma, but it is the posi-
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tion of Rahu (three houses)for the distribution and utilisation


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of past Karmas during our life time. In the illustration, the


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incoming point is the 4th house and he is to distribute and


utilise the past Karmas through the 2nd,6th arrd lOth houses,
during his life-time.
In our illustration, Rahu is in Libra in the lOth house which
is in the same as Ketu in Aries in the 4th house. In this case,
past |ife Karmic energy (Ketu) is coming from the Fire (Aries)
by sign position and Water (4th house) element by house posi-
tion. Karmic energy distribution (Ranu) is happening through
Air (Libra) element by sign position and Earth (l0th house)

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element by house position. Thus the basic Karmic energy will
be from Fire-Air (by signs) and Water-Earth (by house). Here
both the conversionsare converging to the common boundry
of Air Earth domain. If the native can bridge the gap between
the interface of Air and Earth, the rest of the flow will be
quite smooth, The Air levels is-Intellectuality and Commu-
nicatiorrs, and the Earth level is-Practicality and Materialism.
One Nodes conversion (Fire-Air) rs bringing higher know-
ledge into something logical that can be easily communicated.
The other Node conversion (Water-Earth) is trying to convert
understanding of feeling and sensitivityinto practical-matera-
listice attitud. The Karmic processof this person is to learn

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to use his mind and intellect by planning a practical action

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ca
which can provide him material significance. Remember that
du
these elementalanalysis will not tell us a life-long story but a
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path that is significant in the life of that person.


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The native was given to the wet-nurse to be brought up as


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his mother was not keeping a good health at the time of his
diti

birth. After couple of years, when the wetnurse brought him


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back, his mother refused to recognisehim as hcr own child.


Her arguments were that the wetnurse had changed her baby
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with somebody'selse. In his childhood, he suffered emotional-


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ly for want of love and afrection from his parents. This is


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due to Ketu in 4th house. and it was Karmic. But Ketu is in


Aries (Fire). This gave hime tremendous amount of energy to
fight his own way to establish his own individuality and it
was again Karmic. Had Ketu been in some other elemeni i.e..
Air or Water or Earth instead of Fire, his Karmic Destiny
would have been totally different. Rahu will redeem his
Karmic Destiny through 2-6-10 houses as stated earlier,
through Air and Earth elementsin this incarnation. During
this time so far, he had to work very hard. Even today at

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this age of 59 years,he works for more than 12 hours a day.
This is the 6th houseaffairs. Financially, (2nd house)he had
neverbeenwell-offexceptfor a very short period in between.
Vocation (lOth house),he ha0 changed as six professionsso
far. Air element-whatever work he did or doing at present
in his life, he attained some sort of recognition and he is
alwaysa doer-practical (earth element).

Rahu in Libra and Ketu in Aries: previous incarnation of


this personwas spentwith a lot of physical actions, temper
and aggression.He had, in that life, achievedand lost many

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thingsas he could not learn to understandthe significance

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of
balance. In this life time, he will definitely learn and be able
ca
to use the concept of balanceas appliedto 'soul growth.'
du
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Everythinghe undertakesin this life will have a definitesense


of justice, priority and deeper significance.His diplomatic
na
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talentsare well worth nothing in this life. He will achieve


di

thingswithout fighting forthem and often otherswill surrender


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to him just by his sensesand magnetism.Utilisationof mental


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energiesis strongly noticed in this personin this life. Although


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he may not be after material success,he always managesto


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be in plentiful in that respect.


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Rahu in the l0th and Ketu in the 4th: This condition often
signifies stronger success in the professionor careerarea.
However, somedrawbacksare noticed in the home affairs.
Here, the individual convertsall the domestic energiesinto
professionaldirectioa. Thus, satisfactions and fulfilments
through the home are fairly low for him. His individuality
and strong ego are worth noticing. Often difficulties during
childhood brings about a distorted mother/father complexto
him. He is a lot closerto his father than to the mother. How-
ever, someof the hostilitiesor lack of mother elementis due

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lo recentpast life complications with her. Sensitivity and
emotionalis6 is something he has to overcome and show
an imageof tough practicality in this life. His first half of life
is not very enjoyableas comparedto the secondhalf of life.

Controlling Plenets

The planefsrrrling the signsof Rahu and Ketu are called


the Controlling Planets. Since Ketu is the inlet point of
Karma, the planet ruling the sign of Ketu is called the past
life Karmic Control. The planet ruling the sign of Rahu con-
trols the Karmic Distribution Control. The controlling planets

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have strong implications depending upon where they fall in

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the chart and the aspectsthey make with the nodal axis. This
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aspectmade by the controlling planet to the nodal axis is of
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great significancein'Karmic understanding. Sincethe Nodes
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are in exact opposition, the aspects made by the planet to


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both the Nodeswill alwaysbe complimentary.For all practr-


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cal purposes, we should take the shortest or smallest aspect


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betweenthe controllingplanetand the Nodal axis.


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Coming back to our illustrarion, ruler of the iign occupied


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by Ketu is Mars and the ruler of the sign occupiedby Rahu


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is Venus.i.e. Mars and Venusare the Controlling Planetsin


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this Nativity. Mars is the planetof the past life Karmic Con-
trol and Venusis the planet of Karmic Distribution Control.
First we are to considerthe position of his Mars. Mars is
in Libra in lOth house. Combinethe characteristics of all the
threeelements, i.e Mars, Libra and the loth houseand we
will get the clear picture. The characteristicsof Mars-Fire,
quarrels, energy, initiative, effort,pain etc., i.e. in his past
incarnation, he was quarrel-some. fiery, and full of energy.

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As he could not balance himself in past incarnation (Libra
sign), he is to suffer in this incarnation in his married life
(Libra-sign of marriage)and his vocation (l0th house),Mars
is the ruler of the 4th he will suffer in his 4th house afrairsin
this incarnation,i.e. monther, domestic peace and harmony
ctc. It is due to his past-life-karmiccontrol.
Next planet to be considered is Venus-the planet of
Karmic Dlistribution Control. Key Nodes for Venus are-
love, beauty, money etc. Venusis in the first housein Capri
corn. We are to blend thesethree characteristics(Venus,
First house and Capricorn) to understandthe Karmic Distri-

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bution Control in this incarnation. Capricorn is the sign of

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ambition but of restrictions also and the first housemeans
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'person'. Naturally the presentlife of the native will be full
du
of ambitions but of restrictions also with regard to the
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Keynotesof Venus(love, affection and money).


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Mars conjunction Rahu in the l0th house, (Orb is 10") in


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Libra. This is quite a fortunate and powerful aspect. Strong


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personal elevation is sought in life, basicallydue to Karmic


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hidden support. Money and resourcesbecomes key issues


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behind the go-getterprofessionalimage. Strong tensions with


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father are noticed sinceearly childhood. Temper and aggres-


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siveness go hand-in-hand to achievethe objective without


wastingany time. Physicalsex drive is often at its highestand
it has certain past-lifeconnections. Sometimes theseconne'
ctions are in the form of unfinishedmanipulation or simple
'get
even' from the previous life. It seemslike the Martian
energiesare coupled with the previousmemoriesand they
have a Scorpion touch. Strong assistancefrom brothers and
sistersis seenin getting aheadin fife or vica-versa.
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Venus square Rahu/Ketu. This is quite a frustrating or
stressfulaspect. However,it does provide a lot of fighting
spirit to the native to overcomemany obstacles.It seemsthat
he is to learn his Karmic lessonssubstantiallyin details.These
minute lessonscomefrom many areasof life. Theseaspecthas
the most Karmic learningprocessin native'slife. Thus he
fulfils substantialbalanceof Karma in this life alone. Strong-
ly it may not seemso becausehe is learningfrom so many di-
rectionsand without concentratingon any particular areaof
life. Thus, as he goes through higher reincarnations,he has
good and stiffstamina to cope up with added life process.This
sounds like basic Karmic training. Affairs of money and

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possessions are very significant,consciouslyor unconsciously.
Circumstances
ca
behavestrongelywith him in this aspect.When
du
he plans to go after resourcesand money matters, cirumstan-
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cesforce him to becomeantimaterialistic.On the atherhand.


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if he decidedsto withdraw from the meterialluxury, he gets


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circumstantiallrtangledwith other' resourcesand their man-


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agement. Somehow,whateverhis choice is, circumstanees


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force him to changehis strategycontinuously. This goeson


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until the balaneis fully undestood.


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Aspectsto Rahn & Ketu


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Moon con.iunctionRahu. This . aspect providessinternal


emotionalsatisfactionfor him. If not. at last he will provide
suchsatisfactionfor others. Basically.this aspectrepresents
better emotional distribution within or without the native.
Support from mother or 'mother image'is of utmost impor_
tancefor him in this life.
The idea to takesomethingfrom 'mother'and be a mother
figure' to somoneis highly under focus. Theie peoplego

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through ultra high and low emotional stagesin this category.
As a result, it is best not to provoke them emotionallyai the
wrong time. Vivid irnagination and stronger sensitivityto-
wards someof the past-lifeexperiencesand their iliumination
is noticed in this aspect. They may go through typical or un_
usual emotional experienceswhich could be part of their
recent life externalizatiunwith a great similiarity to reality.
Sun trine Rahu. This aspect providesgood popularity,
personalelevationand execution of proper ego for him.

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circumstantial assistancein getting recognisedin the world is

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noticed. Strong foundation and establishmenr
du of identityis
done by the help of the father-figure' in life. Successin the
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public life or evenin politicsis seen. During his recentlife,


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he had beenwell recognisedfor his assistaucc to others. As a


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result, in this life repaymentis done to him to get somewhere,


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no matter wherehe starts in life. Optimistic attitudes and


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open goals are quite comrnon for him.


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Dasa Periods
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When it comesto Timing of Events,it is Dasa paddhati


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(Vimshttari Dasa System)in Hindu Astrology wnich is unique


but if the learnedastrologerswill not be able to differentiite
betweenthe ruling Dasa of Karmic planetsand other planets,
they ere likely to err. Similarly, the Dasa periodsof Rahu and
Ketu are also Karmic, and are to be delineateddifferently.
In our illustration, the native had the balanceof Jupiter
Dasafor 8 years9 monthsat the time of birlh. A change
camewhen he enteredin SaturnDasa,i.e. he was completely
disownedby his parentsand he had to work and earnhis own
livelihood. During these19 yearsof Saturn Dasa, he had been
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learning and earning and the life was quite regular and
smooth,though progresswas very slow. With the changeof
Mercury Dasa,a complete change camein his life. From
employment,he cameto the business,but this period was full
of struggleil,sufferingsand fluctuations, though every sufrer-
ing broughtand additionalknowledgeto him.
With Ketu Dasa, his life was completelychanged.As said
earliei, this Dasaperiod was Karmis. Ketu is placedon the
asterismof Venus and it becameall the more important be-

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causVenusis one of the Karmic Controlling Planets.With the
ca
beginningof Ketu Dasa, he startedfrom the scrapand reach-
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ed on the dizzyheightsof his life. Suchtime will not repeat
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as he will not see Rahu Dasa. He was on TOP in his trade


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and industry in the country, but beforethe end of Ketu Dasa,


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he come to his normal pattern of Destinyi. e. there were times


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when he had nothing to eat and nothingto wear. He had to


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go without food and shelter for days'togetherand had to


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sufferthe greatesthumiliation of his life. But perhaps God


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has a purposebehind it. He becomereligiousand spiritualistic


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VenusDasa,planet of Karmic Distribution Centrol, bro-


ught about completerevolution and rejuvenenationin bis life
and he has attained a position which he could have never
dreamt of in his early life. Had Venus not been the Karmic
ControllirrgPlanet,the results of VenusDasa would havebeen
totally different. We would rather say, that he is a fortunate
man, becausemost of his Karmic debtsof past incarnation
were paid during Saturn and Mercury Dasa,Ketu Dasa taugh
him a lessonand he shouldhaveno problemin his old age
i. e. upto the ageof 72 years. Sun Dasa is likely to prove
death inflicting for hinn as Sun is placed on the asterismof
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Jupiter (rulbr of the netal l2th house) and the Sun is in the
2nd housebeing the ruler of the 8th house.

TRANSITS

lVe are of the opinion that Transits are more powcful and
decisivethan Vimshottari Dasa System, and even capableof
modifying the Dasa System,though someof the learnedastro-
logersmay not be in agreementwith us.

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All the transiting aspectsof Nodes to the planetsin the

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.chartare Karmic points or intercharge.The aspectsof conju-
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nction and positions of any Node are very significautto the
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planetsin the natal chart.


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Transit Rahu conjunct natal Ketu : First time this aspect


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took place in the year 1926when it concided wite the beginig


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of Saturn Dasa. Secondtime this manifestationtook placein


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the year 1948with the begining of Mercury Dasa and third


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time in 1966,n Ketu Dasa. All thesecanjunctionswere bad.


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and brought about revolutionswhich becamethe causeof hic


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sufferingsand downfall. These three phaseshad their distinct


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characteristicsin his life.

Rahu conjunction Rahu-1939-40: He got married and got


his first employment.Secondtime this conjunctiontook place
in the year 1957,when he was releasedfrom all the sufrerings
and bondage imposed on him by Rahu conjunction Ketu in
the year 1948and a new cycle of life began. When this conju-
nction took place third time in the year 1975-76,his astrologi-
cal works were recognised and was invited to visit foreign
countlies to speakon Hindu Astrology. His visit was a great
Euccess.If one way it was a great honour him which comple-

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tely cfiange the patterr of his life. This aspect may not operate
in his life-time any more.

Rahu conjunction Sun in l95l brought about a financial


relief. Rahu conjunction Venus 1952 was the most unfortu-
nate part of his life (Venus is the Karmic Controlling planet
for the present lifetime). If Venus was not the Karmic Cont-
rol Flanet, this conjunction would have meant something
different and proved beneficial. Rahu conjunction Saturn in
year l96l brought about his daughter's marriage and a rise in
his employment. His salary was just doubled over a night.

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Rahu conjunction Jupiter/Neptune during this year 1962

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brought another improv ement in his life. He was again
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Rahu conjunction Pluto (6th House) jn 1964destroyed him


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almost. Rahu conjunction Mercury in 1969 brought heavy


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lossesin businessand he was almost completely ruined. Rahu


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conjunction Venus in 1971, except his physical survival, no_


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thing was left. With the entry of Rahu in his l2th house
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opposing Pluto. he had to rebuild his life all over again.


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other Karmic Control Planets, the outcome will be malefic.


For other planets, it will depend on other factors also.

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CHAPTER 18

Famous People
1. Prime Minister Morarji Desai
We start this capter with the horoscope of Prime Minister

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Morarji Desai. This is one of the very few horoscopesof the

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lgth Century, the corr€ctnessof which is not disputed.

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we need readers' permissionto say that let them take his
horoscopeto any astrologerof the world (irrespectiveof tn"
school,he follows) and we.haveour doubtsif he can identify
this horoscopewith the person,who is the prime Minister
o'f
India. However, if you disclosehis identify, it will be qurt"
easyfor any astrologerto justify his statusastrologically.
l. cyril Faganand Garth, Alren have said in their resear-
chesthat for a pcrson to be lucky and prominent,he should
have the planetsin the Foreground(angles).fhis-importanci

n
of the planetsin angresis equally recognishedin Eastern

tio
as
well as Western School. In this uase,there is not a singie
planet in an angle. ca
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2. "When two planets,each owning a housemutually intcr_
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changeplaces,i. e. each occupythe others,house,the


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action
is termed Parivartana.when either the lord of the 6th or gth
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or l2th houseis involved in sucha exchanges


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of houses,it is
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termed as Dainya yoga. The man born in a Dainya V"g"


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be a fool, wilr be reviling othersand commit sinful aitions.
fo

He will alwaysto tormentedby his enemies,wiil speakwoun-


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dingly and will be unsteadyin mind." phatadeepiLo op rraan-


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teswara, Sloka 32-33,Chapter VI. There is a Dainya ioga


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in
this horoscopedue to exchangethe houses between
sa-turn
and Venus.
3. Some astrolggerswill arguethat three planets_Saturn,
Jupiter and Mars are exalted. But saturn and Jupiter
are
retrogrades. Uttorakalamrtuaby Kalidasa(Slokai_A.
tp,
Chapter II) has said : "When a planet is retrograde in
his
motion, his strengthis similar to that when in hlsextaltation.
If a planet conjoinedwith a retrogradeplanet, the strength
is
ll2 a Rupo. If a planet. be retrgradein tris motion
wn]le in
his exaltation house, he gets only his Neechabala
i, .. ;;:
thing."

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4. Phaladeepika, Slaka 5, Chapter XV: "When a house has
.itslord in the 6th, the 8th, or the l2th, or is occupiedby the
lord of any of these three,it suffersannihilation,say those
that know the propertiesof a house." ln this chart Mercury,
Venusand Mars in the 8th houseand Laturn, ruler of the 8th
is in the 5th housei. e. 7 out of 12 houseare rendered week
and powerless.If the readerstake thke the newly discovered
planets into consideration,then Uranus is in the 6th an<I
Neptuneand Pluto are in the l2th house.

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The point, we wish to stress,is that without the know-
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ledgeof Rahu and Ketu or without incorporating them in
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the chart, this chart cannot justify the elevation of the per-
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The learnedreaders have observed through the earlier


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pagcsof this book that the co-relationbetweenthe Lumina-


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ries (Sun and Moon) has given the birth to Rahu and Ketu.
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There are very few horoscopeswhere you will find both the
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Luminarieswith Rahu and Ketu. In this, caseRa.huis with


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Sun and Ketu is with the Moon and this by itself is an im-
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portant Yaga.
2. Chapter7, page33, about Sun conjunctionRahu we have
said: "It gives advantagesto the Rahu area. This aspect
providesstrorrgpersonalelevationwhereverthe Sun is loca-
ted. The destinyoften helpsthem in most of ways it can du-
ring life. Responsibilities
are often given to them just as they
are ready for them." This conjunctiontakesplacein his 9th
.houseand the readers know all about the 9th housecharac-
teristics. This conjunctionprovidesthe native success in his
ambitions.
3. About Moon conjunction Ketu, GoergeWhite has said
"The Moon is greatlystrengthenedby beingwith either Nodc
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and rendered much more tortunate provided the North Node
is elevated: in fact this is the most essential points of the
Moon's dignity. If th9 Moon, is with either Node and the
North Node is elevated, it adds to a person's stature (look to
the native's height and social status) and also makes him
more fortunate in all the affairs of life.,, you take out Rahu
and Ketu from this horoscope, and it will become powerless.

Rahu conjunction Sun and Ketu conjunction Moon jn the


horoscope have formed practically the conditions of true ec-

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lipse and the learned readers are fully aware that how many

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times the native has suffered eclipses like conditions in his
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ler of the sign occupied by Rahu) are Karmic Controlling


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Planets. They are in trine to each other, when the Sun is in


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conjunction with Rahu. It was this configurtation i' his horo-


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scope which has elevated him to be the Head of the Gavern_


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ment. With incorporating Rahu and Ketu, the learned astro-


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loger will be missing a vital link in the horoscope.


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He become Prime Minister during Mercury/Mars. (Mer-


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cury is the ruler of natal ascendant and from its location, hc


is the ruler of the 5th and the houses).Mars, ruler of 3rd and
the lOth from Mercury, is exalted and placed in the first with
Mercury: There will be domestic peace,financial gains. The
native will regain his lost political power due to the blessings
of Goddess Lakshmi and will be made the ruler," (purashara
Hora). The readers will find it equally interesting to nore that
Mars is placed on the asterism of Sun and Mercury is placed
on the asterism of Moon; when Sun and Moon are in conjun_
ction with Ketu Rahu and respectivelygiving rise to a power-
ful Raja-yoga.

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At the time of electionsand his occupyingthe officeof the
Prime Minister, Rahu was transiting on his Saturnis the
ruler of the sign occupiedby Rahu and he is the planet of
Karmic Distribution Control. Sun (ruler of the signoccupied
by Ketu), planet of Incoming Karmic Control was transiting
in his lOth houseat that time.
To conclude,his elevationto the presentposition is pure-
ly Karmic and it is at the door Rahu and Ketu.
2. JacquelineBouvier KennedyOnassis
40N54, 72W 23, Sunday 28-7-1929,E.S.T. 13-18-42

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l. Moon (ruler of the l0th house)with Rahu
in the Zth is
responsiblefor her becoming the First Lady
of United States
of America (wife of the president).
Ketu is the ascendantin Libra (sign of marriage)
' is res-
ponsible to make her widow twice.
s-uaaen fa' irom thc
position can happen.
3. Venus and Mars are her Karmic Controlling planents,
who happenedto be the rulers of her ascendant
and the 7th
houserespectively.They are also the natural planets
riageand sex. Venusand Mars in a square 9f mar-
aspect,thus den_
ying her the matrimonialhappinessin
this incarnation. Mars
+rine Rahu: This aspectprovides her added ptrysicat;ir.;;;;
or reserveenergies.It can give a feelingof independ"n".6._

n
causeof the 'vital nature' in her." She

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may not marry any
more now. ca
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President Kennedy was assassinatedon 22-l-1963,
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i. e.
when was undergoing Moon/Rahu sub_period.
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Moon is on
the asterismof Ketu and Rahu is on the asterism
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of Venus,
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planet of Karmic Control. Venus is in the gth


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(nouseof death).Itwas due to her past Karmas


that she was
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to sufer in this incarnation in her r;arried life.


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transit Rahu was opposingher natal Saturn,


transit Saturn
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square natal Rahu./Ketu and transit Neptune


was on her
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Ketu ,in the ascendant.


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7l W08, 43 N20, Tuesday, 29-S-lgt7,E.S.T t4 5l
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l. Ketu in the r0th housein its Fail in the Gemini is by
it-
self enoughto indicate that he will not be able to comjlete
his term as President. Ketu in the lOth houseis not
teimed
favourable for the secondhalf of life and does not promise
lasting prosperity and happiness.

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2. Karmic Controlling Planets-Mercury and-Jupiter-are
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ruler of
conjunctionwith Mars (Planetof arms,voilenceetc')
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the 8th, in the 8th (houseof tleath)' With this configuration'


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meetthe
it was a foregone conclusion that the native will
placed on
unnatural voilent death. Mercury 4nd Jupiterare
of self-
the asterismof Sun, ruler of the l2th house-house
Prime Minister Morarji Desai' too'
undoing and sufferings.
(Mercury is the ruler of-the
has Mais conjunctioi Mercury
but for him
ascendantin both the cases) in the 8th house'
Mercury is not the Karmic Control Planet'
Rahu/
3. He became President on 2t-l-1961 i' e', during
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Moon and both the planets,in trine aspect,
are placedon the
asterism of Venus.,a yoga karka planet
placed in the 9th
house,identicalto its own sign,Tuuius.
tt" ,"u, assassinated
on 22-ll-1963,i. e. in Jupiter/Jupiter.
Jupiter,too, is no trine
aspectto Rahu, but has gone on the
ascertismof sun ,ur.i oi
the natat t2th house.rufritei i; ;d;;;;;t
of Karmic Distri_
bution Control, placedin the gth house
(death)i. e. his voi_
Ient death was Kalmic indicatedby
the position of Rahu and
Ketu in his natal chart.
4. 1960-61: Transit Rahu was on his
natal Moon and tran_
sit Saturn and Jupiterwere on his natar
Rahu. All this transit

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Fere favourabte.22_ll_1963:Transit

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Rahu camei;';;;j.*;
his Ketu and we have
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in
-said earlier pagesof this book that
this transit is most unfoutunate.
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presidentMujibur
Rahman
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(Bangladesh) on
l2-l-1972, becamepresidenton 2S_t_lgi5
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and was assassina_


ted on l5-8-1975.We have said in our
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Arricle (Fate& i"rliiry


October l9Z5)that yT.hir declaring
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Emergency and taking


over as Presidentwhich is responsi-ble
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for his assassination.


It.had beenrepeatedlysaid that whenever
.
junction Rahu is in con-
_with any planei,it will the basic quality
of that planet. We have also saiclthat"nt,un".
whereverRahu is pla_
ced, there will be enhencementin that
area. Enhancement
dcesnot meanfor good it can be
bad also subject to the
characteristics of the planet and the t ous.. Symbolically,
netsand signs are classifiedas pla_
maleficsand benefics,but
when it comesto actual operation,
tfr.V-c"nwork vice_versa.
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Rememberingthat the l2th houseis the house of secret


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cnemies and also of regrets and self-undoing,it must be a


bad place for Rahu to lie. Here Rahu is in the l2th housein
conjunction with Mars. Mars is the ruler of the ascendant
and also the planet of Incoming Karmic Control. It is this
configurationin Mujibur Rehman'shoroscopewhich is res-
ponsiblefor his elevationas the Head of the Government and
also for his assassination.Sixth and twelfth are rather secret
add obscure housesto know much about. This axis is not
favouredfor the personwho.becomethe Head of this States.
Here Rahu has enhancedthe qualities of Mars, but also of
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l2th houseMars, as a ruler of the ascendant,conjunctionta_
king place in the l2th house is responsiblefor his assassina-
tiod. SinceMars is also the planetof Incoming Karmic Con_
trol, this assassinationwas Karmic due to his past Karmas.
Any good astrologercould convenientlyseeand predict the
end of his life in the manner it has taken place, piovided he
had consideredRahu and Ketu in his horoscope.
Another interestingpart of horoscopeis that Mars is rpla-
ced on the asterismof Rahu when Venus, planet of Karmic
Distribution, Control is placedon the asterismof Mars, i. e,
Venusis under the sway of Mars and Mars is underthe sway

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of Rahu. To conclude,his elevation and assassination *.r.
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Karmic and cannot be predicted safelyif we do not take
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Rahu and Ketu into consideration.
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Wheneverthe lord of the ascendantwill be in the 6th, gth


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or 12th housein associationwith Rahu or Ketu or with Kar-


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mic control Planets,there will alwaysbe danger of unnatural


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and prematuredeath.
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He becamethe Prime Minister of Bangladeshon l2-l-19?2,


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when he was under Saturn/Moon. He was safe upto Saturni


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Mars, but saturn/Rahu createdproblemsin his political rife.


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There were difficulties, with the result he dissorvedthe


Parliamentand becamethe president, which finally resulted
in his assassination.
Transit Rahu was in his ascendant in square aspect to
Saturn, Uranus. Venusand Moon. Transit Uranus was on his
Rahu and transit Jupiter was on his Ketu. Transit Mars was
opposingtransit Rahu. In the previouschapterson Transits
of this book, the readershave seenthat transit Ketu conjunc-
tion natal planet and transit pranetsconjunction Ketu ari not
termed favourable.

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84W 24,32N 02, Wednesday,l-10-l C.S.T.7-14-9a.m.

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Like PresidentSheikh Mujibur Rehman, PresidentJimmy


Carter,too, has his ascendantlord conjunction Rahu, but in
his caseplanet involved is Venus and not Mars and the con-
junction takes place in the 10th houseand not in the l2th.
Due to this change,Jimmy Carter's electionwas peacefuland
constitutionaland there is no danger of violent or premature
death.
Like President John F. Kennedy, his Karmic Controlling
Planets-Moon and Saturn-are in conjunction, but in this
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casethe conjunction takes place in the ascendant and not in
the 8th house. With this change,it can be safely said that he
will completehis term peacefully and there will be no unro-
ward incident in his life.
He was electedin Ketu/Venus. Venusis the ruler of the
ascendant, Venus is in conjunction with Rahu and Venusis
involved in Parivartana Yoga (exchangeof house between
Moon and Venus)termed as Maha yoga, Moon is the planet
of Karmic Distribution Control.

Transit Rahu was in conjunction with his natal Saturn-

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planet of Incoming Karmic Control. Transit Uranus was on

tio
his Moon, but the most important transit was of Saturn on
his Rahu. ca
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6. President Gelard Foril


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95W57,4lNl5, Monday, t4-7-1913, C.S.T.l-32-lSa.m.


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who saw the fall of PresidentFord in November 1976 elec-


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tions, (Fate and Destiny, October 1976). To our knowledge


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perhaps President Ford is the only American who became


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short period. Naturally, astrologersthought that he will be


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successfulespeciallywhen PresidentCarter was not so popular


then.
Here again,the nodal axis is important. Though Rahu/Ketu
axis through I lth/sth housesis very good but both the planets
are in Fall. Karmic Controlling planets are Mercury and
Iupiter and they are 6th/8th to each other and in Hindu
Astrology, this aspectis termed malefic.
On 1-8-1974, tbe day he becamethe presidenthe wasunder
saturn/Jupiter and Jupiter is the pranetof his Karmic Distri-
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bution Control. Jupiter is placed on the asterismof Venus,


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ruler of the ascendant.At that time, Rahu was transiting his


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?th house and none planet was transiting on his Rahu/Ketu


axis.
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On 2-ll-1976, he was under Mercury/Mercury, planet of
Incoming Karmic Control and Mercury is placed on its own $
,f
asterismi.e. there was no modification and the PresidentFord .i

was to pay for his past Karmas through his defeat at the Polls.
By this time, transit Rahu shifted to his 6th house to oppose ,
his natal Mars ruler of the 7th and the l2th house. The in-

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teresting part of the caseis that president Ford
was defeated
by President carter whose horoscope
we have dealt earlier.
Both the Presidentshave Venus as tie ascendant
ruler. At
this time, when transit Saturn was in conjunction
with natai
Rahu of Carter, it was in conjunctionwiih natal
M";;-;i
Ford. If the learnedastrologerswould
have given the'd;
weight to Saturn'stransit on prisident Ford,s
Mircury, ptanei
of Incoming Karmic control, it would not have
been difficurt
for them to seehis defeat againstpresident
Carter.
7. Queen EtizabethII

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W_._"lol"this chapterwith the horoscopeof
_- eueen Elizabeth
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II of Englandto answerpeterVidal,squestion-, .,Will
ar;;;
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ElizabethAbdicate?',SundayStandarld-October
2, 1977.
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51N32,00N05,Tuesday, 20-4_1926 GMT 25_40_00


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with
Hindu Astrorogy,we wourd rike to add that in
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Hindu Astro-
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logy, day and date beginswith sunriseand notfrom


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midnighi.
Naturally, the Queenwas born on Tuesday(and
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not on Wed_
nesday)on 20-4-1926,at midnight_25-40_00(1.40
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a.m.). Her
ruler of Destiny is Mars and ruler of the horoscope
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is Jupiter
(SiderealChart). Both the planets
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are in conjunction in the


2nd houseof possessions, where Mars is exalted and Jupiter
getsNeechabhangaRaja yoga (cancellation
of debilitation
and giving rise to Royalty). However, there is parivartana
a
Yoga (exchangeof house)arso due to the exchange
of house
BetweenMars and Saturn, termed as Dainye yoga
and this is
bad. But Prime Minister MorarliDesai, too, has this yoga
and
he has becomethe prime Minister of India at the
fag end of
his life. The author, too, has thisDainya yoga
butit could
not stop his elevationin the life. After analysinghundreds
of
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the horoscopesof the persons,we cameto the conclusion


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this Duinya Yoga doesprovide many diffculties and


obstacles
in one'slife, but it doesnot stop other good yogas
to operate
in the horoscope.
Learnedand renownedastrologerslike C.E.O. Carter and
PeterVidal have put her retrograde Saturn in the natal loth I
l
house,but we believein Equal House Division and Sidereal
Zodiac. With our chart her Saturn is in Scorpio but shifted
to
llth houseso the evil effect of this retrograde Saturn enume-
rated by thesetwo learnedastrologersdoes not hold good in
our school of thought.

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Amongst other factors, it is Rahu rising in her ascendant
which is responsiblefor her royalty. The readersare requested
to refer to pages65166of this book where we have delineated
Rahu in the first house and in the sign Saggittarius and they
will be convincedof our statement. Sheis not to be blamed
as most of the British Empire was liquidated in her father's
(King GeorgeVI) time.
According to Carter, Jupiter conjunction Mars opposition
Neptune (exact) may bring a withdrawal from power and
responsibility. Peter Vidal is of the opinion that there are no
indications either in the Queen's horoscopeor in prince

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tio
Charles'horosgoperhat anythingwill happento disturb the
ca
statusquo of the royals in the nextfew yearsalthoughfactors
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occuringin the Queen'shoroscopeduring l98l-82 could at
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that time resultin bad publicity......Looking further ahead,


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both horoscopesshow adversemajor configurationsinvolving


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Uranus around 1985. At this self-sametime, the queenwill


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have Saturn transits over her natal Saturd.


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Shewas Crowned during Venus/Moonsub-period. Venus


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is placed on the asterismof Jupiter and Moon is placed on


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the asterismof Mercury. Mercury and Jupiter are her Karmic


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Controlling Planets. At the time of her Coronation, transit


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Rahu was on her natal Rahu.


She will be under Mars Dasa upro March 1983and Mars
is placed on its own asterism and is exalted.but we have
said in earlier pagesthat the fag end of Mars Dasa before
Rahu takes over is always troublesome.In rhe year 19g2,
pointed out by Peter Vidal, transit Rahu will be in conjunc-
tion with her natal Ketu and we have also said earlier about
this transit as malefic. Here we are in agreementwith his
observationsthough our upproach is totally different than
his.
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Rahu Dasa will be the 7th from her birth
Dasa pbout
this, too, we have said that it will t; ;;rt malefic.
Shecannot
outlive Rahu Dasa though Rahu Dasa should
not be bad, as
Rahu is in the ascendanr,thoughdebilitatej;il;;
lrlng ,
asterismof the Sun, ruler of the 9th hoise.
During the year 19g5,she will still be under
- Rahu/Rahu,
when transit Saturn will come to conjunct her
natal S"turo,
but it is the transit Rahu opposition Saturn
which is impor-
tant. The configurationis not termed beneircand

n
she witi be

tio
placedunder difficult circumstances.Though
our observations

ca
are somehowin agreementwith peter vidar,
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accept Saturn transit conjunction natal Saturn
is as bad as
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concludedby him. The readerswill agreethat


without incor_
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porating Rahu/Ketu, a clear cut astrological


picture is not
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formed in PredictiveAstrology.
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can be
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cited to prove the validity of Rahu and


Ketu in predictive
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astrologybut we fell that these should suffice


for the learned
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leaders.Let them apply the rulas given in


this book and get
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convinced that predictive astrology is incomplete


without
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Rahu and Ketu.

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