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Effects of the Period of Ketu

Dr. Shanker Adawal

Now let us describe the result of the Period of Ketu reckoned as tail – headless body planet amidst all the planets.

During the Dasa of Ketu, the native will be oppressed by the enemies, thieves and the ruler; he will receive wounds from weapons, develop diseases caused by excessive heat, earn bad name, a stigma to his family; face danger from fire and find his living in a foreign land.

During Ketu Dasa the native suffers due to infatuation, sorrow, trouble from the rich and loss of wealth. He causes wrong to others. He remains in exile from his country. He suffers from dental troubles, leg pain and diseases caused by the disturbances of phlegm.

Ketu period- with reference to their natural governance over certain affairs-

1. If Ketu is benefic, strong and well placed, during his Major period there will be gain of wealth, gains through evil actions, well being and general prosperity.

2. If Ketu is weak, malefic and badly placed, there will be loss of wealth, ill health, imprisonment, association with low class people, fear from thieves and diseases of chronic and acute nature.

3. The benefic places for Rahu are 3rd, 6th and 11th, houses. He is powerful to do well in the 4th, 6th, 9th and 10th houses also. But in the 5th house, he will cause death of children or abortion. In the 8th and 12th he is very malefic. In the 7th he will cause death of wife and immoral tendencies.

4. Ketu is benefic in the 3rd, 6th and 11th places.

In other houses he is malefic.

5. When Ketu is posited in Angles (Kendra’s), the 11th house, Trines (Trikona), in benefic signs duly aspected by the benefic Vargas (divisions)-

Native gets favour from King or authority, administrator of the country or village, possibility of the pleasure of conveyance and children, happiness from the travelling of the country and foreign land are the probabilities.

In this Ketu Period, the native will have the pleasure of his wife and children and gains of cattle’s.
6. When Ketu is in the 3rd, the 6th or the 11th house – will give happiness in its Period and the native gains from the king, affection of friends and pleasure of owning elephant, horses etc. (good conveyance).

Note: Beginning of the Period brings kingship,

i) in the middle of the Period, feeling of intense fear and

ii) towards the end of the Period, travelling to far-flung countries and fear of ailments is felt.

7. Ketu conjunct with or aspected by the malefic planets, while posited in the 2nd, the 8th or the 12th house-

The relationship with co-borns, relatives etc. is strained and destruction of the property (land), anguish, company of inferiors, eruption of disease etc. are indicated.

The under mentioned are the effects of major periods of Ketu with reference to the various combinations or occupation of signs by Ketu:-

Ketu gives in his Major Period -  loss of wife and children, fear from kings, great trouble, education and loss of wealth relations, friends, fear from friends, thieves, fires, falls from conveyances and troubles from poisons or poisonous waters, weapons, foreign residence, sinful diseases, and such general troubles will come.

Ketu Major Period gives -  death to wife, children, anger of government officials, and misunderstandings with unsocial elements, loss from fires and of cultivation.

Ketu in a Kendra -  failure of efforts, loss or destruction to wealth, children and wife, disappointments and difficulties surround the native.

Ketu gives sorrow in the beginning, in the middle great fear, and fear or death in the end.

Ketu aspected by a benefic – gems, happiness, wealth, territory, houses and personal attraction and determination and respect of kings.

Ketu with a malefic aspect -  death of father, fever, dysentery, venereal complaints, cutaneous diseases and troubles from enemies.

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