|Rahu & Ketu, the two Nodes of the Moon, take about 18 months to transit through a sign. Rahu enters in Scorpio on 6th June 2011 and it will stay there up to 22nd Dec 2012. During this tenure, Ketu will be in Taurus. They’re unique in the sense that they’re always transiting retrograde, indicating Karma from previous lives. Rahu & Ketu are the mysterious unseen points in space causing the eclipses. They’re not technically planets but their influence is so significant that they’re given the status of planets (grahas) in vedic astrology. These two are next in importance to the other two planets -Jupiter and Saturn. These four are the slowest moving planets and require maximum attention when they are in transit.
No planet is 100% malefic (bad). The transit effects depend on how we respond to the favourable & unfavourable situations. Rahu has a positive side, offering great boons in communications, new inventions, technology etc.
Rahu is extrovert, affirming, selfish and ambitious, while Ketu is introvert, negating and detached. Rahu’s transits show where someone is likely to expand, driven, try new things and disperse their energy into materialistic pursuits. Ketu’s transits show where someone is likely to experience restriction, detachment, completion or focus and deepen their spiritual pursuits. If both the running period & transit effects are bad, the overall effect ought to be bad. Therefore, you can reduce the malefic effects by performing remedies.
Rahu is a planet of materialism and gives material gains in a particular area. It gives extremely good results in Kendras & Trikonas. If well placed it gives happiness. If well aspected it gives happiness, acquisition of wealth & a powerful position. But it also gives mental anxieties; it creates conditions wherein you really cannot enjoy material gains. If not well placed & not well aspected it can give loss of position, legal hassles & misfortune. Also it urges one to turn to the higher powers to seek mental peace. Ketu, on the other hand, will deprive a person of the benefits of the house it is transiting and force a person to think on a higher plane. It can result in turning the mind inwards to seek the ultimate truth
The movement of Rahu and Ketu in the Zodiac has been keenly watched by those who want to be forewarned. It takes place after every year and a half. The placement of Rahu in our natal chart shows the areas in our life that will require special attention in this lifetime. And the Ketu placement indicates what we are carrying over from our previous lifetime. The two are always moving in retrograde direction and change their signs every eighteen months.
The following is a general prediction based on this transit of the nodes. This is based on your natal moon sign (Rashi) placement. In any case, the specific results are heavily dependent on the basic strength of the natal chart and also the running mahadasha of the individual. A strong natal chart is a blessing from the heavens and minimizes all negativity. Also, as there are seven other planets in Vedic astrology, their placements and transits have to be taken into account for an accurate prediction.
There is a possibility of getting an unexpected inheritance & sudden gains from lottery or stock exchange. Some journeys may prove fruitful. You may win some legal cases. You may get unexpected wealth. However your expenses are likely to soar and there could also be a theft in your house. You must avoid taking loans during this period. During the period of Moon’s waning, you may suffer from physical as well as mental ailments. Take care of your eyes as well. Try to stay away from probable fire accidents during this particular time. If married, you may get involved in a conflict with your spouse. This could be the result of your misbehaviour with your spouse’s family. Some of you may also experience discomfort due to a forced change of residence during this phase. Avoid getting involved in any kind of litigations as you may lose in the same. Not a very favorable position for career. Avoid changes in job. Even if you work hard you will not get due reward and you will have to struggle. Do not go in for fresh investments in Stock Exchange. If you are in service your seniors might cause some tensions and create difficulties.
May get gains from women or opposite sex. Caution should be the watchword in emotional matters. Be careful while dealing with opposite sex. If unmarried choose your partner carefully. This period can also create problems in married life. Troubles with spouse can be there. Be careful in partnership. Professionally, carefully chosen partners can help in realizing goals. You may have sexual relations apart from your spouse. There may be Rheumatic complaints & head injury is also possible. The health of spouse and relationship needs extra care. Success for students in competitive examination is there. Restrict your craving for luxury and pleasures. Restrict your company with the opposite sex. This brings in some trying time for you. Beware of your enemies during this time, as they are likely to become more strong and offensive. Financially also this could prove to be a tricky time for some of you. Expenses may soar and saving money could be difficult for you. However, avoid taking any kind of loans during this time. Your endeavours may not bring in the desired result. Stay away from activities that might defame you in society. Health may suffer some setbacks especially during the fading moon period. Avoid doing any task that might involve risk taking. Maintain your calm of mind, as you are likely to be agitated, restless and develop mental affliction. You may even suffer from diseases related to your head. Avoid creating any unpleasant atmosphere at home and avoid arguments with your family members. You are also likely to get involved in fights with your family members during this time.
It gives you courage & mental strength. You will gain confidence & your social circle will expand. Victory over enemies is assured. If you are in service you will now attempt to project yourself well in the eyes of others. It may even motivate you to take up a new type or line of work, something you had earlier thought of and abandoned. Success through occultism and spiritual pursuits may take place. Students will be successful if they follow a disciplined routine. Admission to courses of their choice is assured. There may be delays in your transfer or promotions so put restraint. On the health front some incidence of intestinal/nerve disorder can be there. Excessive expenditure may also take place. May have problems or loose in legal court cases. This signifies a bumpy time for you. Your health would require extra attention during this time as you are likely to develop certain bile related diseases. You are also likely to develop piles during this period. Health of your spouse may also become a matter of concern. Due to physical ailments of the couple, conjugal life may also suffer. Some of you may also suffer from temporary seperation during this time. Work might ask for some more dedication, lack of which may make you suffer in your field of work or business. Take care of your finances and keep an eye on your expenditures. Avoid taking any loan during this particular time. Keep yourself away from all kinds of litigations as the judgement may go against you and you may even be imprisoned. You are also likely to face humiliation and defamation during this phase. Try and develop a good rapport with your near and dear ones to retain their support towards you. However, some of you may experience happiness and comfort due to the waning moon. Though inflow of money would be limited; some of you may also expect to travel to foreign land during this period of time.
People in creative fields will excel. Your sharp intellect and practical nature will be put to good use. Those in business will get their problems reduced and will have more opportunities. You may get co-operation with some of those who actually help you in furthering your business prospects. Those in service will get their favorable transfer and promotion. Higher educational degree may be achieved. Those eligible may have a child. Pregnant women must exercise a lot of caution. Students will face some impediments in their routine. Problems related to children’s or problems from them. During this period, Ketu will move through your eleventh house from the Moon. This generally signifies attainment of wealth and acquisition of landed property. This is also a good time to accomplish your ambitions. You are likely to start some new project that would require a big investment promising you the same or more profit in return. There could also be certain sudden gain of money for most of you. At home, your children of marriageable age may find their perfect match and decide on marriage. Take care of your small child, as he or she may suffer from physical ailments or bodily pain during this time. During the time when the moon grows in size, some of you may have the opportunity to meet some spiritual guru. This acquaintance may encourage you to meditate and be more spiritual in nature. This period may also bring you good fortune and exotic dairy food. However, if this position of Ketu happens to fall during the waning period of moon, you are likely to develop a feeling of lack lustre and sickness in your mind. This period may also see you developing interest in agriculture. Your enmity with your own family may arise and you may also incur loss in business during this period.
This brings in mixed results and depends on the waxing and waning of the moon. During the waxing moon period, your income may rise with the help of some otherwise depraved people. You may also expect to progress in your field of work and gain further monetary gain during this time. However, during the waning moon period, most of you may face loss of money as well as material riches due to some wrong company. You are also likely to suffer from mental agony, which could also be due to loss in trade or lack of progress in your field of work. Generally, this position of Ketu signifies an increase in your enemy and health problem of your parents. There could also be some function at your place of residence during this period. You are also likely to establish a good rapport with some important influential people through whom you are likely to be benefited. Some of you may also experience sudden rise in profit in your field of work. You may also look forward to a rise in position in your profession, which would bring in more responsibility as well as respect to you. There might be an increase in landed property and vehicles. Students in scientific streams will do extremely well. Bad for native and for his mother in respect of health, He would spend his money too much. He can become a alcoholic. There will be lack of mental peace, obstacles & strains, which could make you tense. You might as well change your job also. Your projects may get obstructed and you may also receive some untoward news. Heart related problems might crop up. There might be some allergic problem also. Control your food habits & enjoy walking. Some people might have to leave home for a completely new environment. Decrease in landed property and vehicles.
During this period, Ketu will move through your ninth house from the Moon. This signifies, apart from other effects, few minor physical complications and development of mental qualms. Your finances would require careful handling, as most of you are likely to invest your hard earned money in lottery and other speculations. Hold tight to your finances, as you may have to embrace poverty during this particular phase. Most of you are also likely to get involved in some illicit activities, which is unacceptable in your religion. Avoid any kind of arguments with your siblings. Handle your friends and acquaintances carefully to avoid being forsaken by them. You may have to travel to a foreign land or to some mountainous regions during this particular time. During the waning moon period, some of you may experience loss due to enemies or rivals in your trade. Rahu in your 3rd house will give you material comforts & Ketu in 9th house will make you more spiritual & religious. There might be an increase in interest in the occult and religious activities. New friends & social circles might emerge and you will enjoy the new developments. Your confidence & importance will increase. Success in achieving goals is assured. Business will run smoothly. There will be remarkable improvement in your financial position. Students should do very well by dint of sheer determination. Success in competitive examination is indicated. He may not keep good relations with siblings.
There might be initial delays and obstacles, but life will go on well. Your responsibilities will much increase and you will give good account of your performance. Those trying for job overseas have the right time to try. Fruitful long journeys are also expected which would give you additional money. Profit can be expected in new business adventures. Increased income & unexpected gains are also expected. Those unmarried have fair chance of getting married. Younger students will fare well. Those desirous of study abroad will have good opportunities. There might be tensions at home but if you control your temper, it will be bliss at home. Rheumatic complaints & joint pains are likely. Exhaustion, restlessness might set in. Caution is required for all money dealings. Be wary of new partners & business diversifications are also indicated. Excessive speech may harm you. Accidents cannot be ruled out. Transit of Ketu in the 8th house from Natal Moon mostly signifies physical suffering for you. Take care of your health during this time and avoid risking your life in every way possible. You are susceptible to developing various diseases during this time. Fever, body pain and diseases of the reproductive systems may make you experience pain during this phase. Mentally you may feel drained out. A happening in your place of residence may bring in grief during this time. Watch out your expenses and save for the unforeseen expenses. Try and keep yourself away from illicit practices, which may lead to prosecution. You may also be defamed in the society due to your own misdeeds. However, during the waxing moon, some of you may expect some good time and may also experience a new more zestful life. Your interest in food, and spiritual activities is also likely to rise during this time.
Rahu gives lot of indulgence in the materialist affairs. You will have to increase your self-confidence in dealing with a large number of situations that will be challenging. Lovers would meet their beloved and love affairs would gain impetus. There would be warmth infused in relations. On the personal front life would be more colorful. However, economically it would be satisfying period as you shall manage to earn required money and other sources to meet your requirement. For business and profession this would be an average period. Do not let your ego emerge as hurdle in doing the jobs to assure personal gain. Can have general weakness, which might reduce your dynamism. Control in your food habits & proper medication can solve that problem. Spouse may go through a rough time. New ventures and partnerships must be avoided. Students must not lose sight of their goals. Lack of concentration might be of some concern. Transit Ketu will be in your 7th house and this mostly brings in personal sufferings for you. Your health may require utmost care, as you are likely to suffer from many diseases primarily related to the stomach. You may also feel lacklustre and fatigued. Mentally also you may feel sick and agonised. Keep an eye on your expenses, as you are likely to spend your money on useless heads. Avoid borrowing at any cost. If you are into agricultural production, keep an eye on your products, as there could be a theft of the same. However, some of you suddenly encounter progress in trade and your financial condition. Maintain proper code of conduct and avoid getting involved in any argument with your spouse. Any fight with your spouse may make your spouse leave you during this time. Establish a cordial relationship with your relatives who may become your enemies if not attended to correctly. Avoid all kinds of disputes and litigations during this time. You would also need to hold on to your reputation as it could be hampered and you may be defamed in the society. Travel is also on the cards.
This denotes good times for you. If you are into business, you are likely to progress in the same and you may also consider improving the same. Those who are involved in agriculture and cattle rearing may expect considerable profit in their respective field of work. Financially you would be sound. You may also gain from lending money to others. Moreover, you would also be able to influence the people from whom you may also expect profit. You are also likely to defeat your opponents and gain over them. However, your health may need your focused attention during this time. Attend to any physical complaint immediately as you are likely to develop diseases of chronic nature. At home, you may enjoy great times entertaining and being pampered. Some auspicious event like a marriage may commence at your residence or you may even go on family picnics. You would be at peace with yourself and your surroundings during this time. You will experience domestic happiness, peace and prosperity. Your family members will be in harmony with each others. A change of residence is possible. The tensions and physical problems will reduce. You may also undertake a journey abroad. You shall get over your problems with your intelligence & abilities. Enemies will constantly bother you but you will succeed after a few difficulties. You can score victory over enemies. You may also get a legal victory. Past debts will be reduced. New offers for a better job will arrive to those who are unemployed. Excessive expenditure may also take place. Health problems that you had in the past would subside & this feeling of good health will help you to achieve your targets easily. Obstacles in business will recede & economically you would be better off. Students will get rewards for the efforts put in. higher education in the field you desire is indicated. Excessive expenditure may also take place. Women can have problems from evil spirit.
During this period, Rahu will move through your eleventh house from the Moon. This brings in good times for you. This period could be regarded as particularly favourable for matters related to your finances. You may expect the inflow of money, some of which could be sudden, from several sources including foreign travel, sea voyage and business relating to the waterways. You may even acquire some landed property and buy some jewellery during this particular time. Domestic life would be good. You are likely to enjoy exotic dishes at home. Your ailing spouse would recover from diseases and would be glowing with health. If you have children of marriageable age, you may plan their marriage with suitable person during this time. Ailing children, if any, would travel the road of fast recovery during this period. This could be regarded as a socially good time as well, as you would be able to command more respect and honour in the society. Your interest in religious and spiritual field would increase and you may also get providential help from these disciplines. An increase in income, positive changes in profession and fulfillment of long cherished desires. There will be inclination towards Study of spiritual & religious. Control your socializing and be cautious while driving. Outflow of funds will be high. However, children might cause some tension. Students must be very thorough in their studies otherwise results can be disastrous. Friends and unfavorable atmosphere might cause some disturbance in education. An injury cannot be ruled out. Pregnant women must be extremely cautious. Not a good period for speculation.
This brings in mixed results for you. Hence, if you see a great time during the first half of this period you may have to experience some negative results in the second half of this phase. Finances should be in a good shape as you are likely to gain in your field of work. You may expect a cooperative atmosphere at work, as you are likely to establish cordial relations with your superiors. You may even expect some gain from your cordial relationship with people of distinction. You are also likely to get new opportunities in your work front, which would give you higher responsibilities and more rights. Finances would require your focused attention or else you may lose some of them. Health could be a matter of concern during this particular time. You are likely to develop sleep disorders, which could also be a result of your constant worries. Health of your parents would require attention as well. If you are also going through the phase of a malefic dasha you must avoid any life-risking task during this period. Some of you may also have to perform funeral rites of your parents, which could be the result of past karma. Mentally you may not feel fine and your decision-making skill may get disturbed. Beware of your enemies and avoid making some new ones. Some of you may also be affected by black magic. At home, you are likely to get involved in fights with your spouse. You are also likely to be transferred to a place that doesn’t interest you much. Your food habits may also suffer due to several reasons. Some auspicious deed may be performed at your home. Those seeking job, promotions foreign postings will get positive results. New avenues for investment & profitable ventures will open up. Help from father or higher authorities will help you in achieving your goals. Increase in property. May do bad deeds and wrong in business or profession. This brings in significant ups and downs into your life. There could be, on one hand, unusual gain of money and excessive expenditure on the other. You may find it hard to stop unnecessary expenses especially if it is a period of the waning moon.
This brings in happiness and financial gain for you. This is the time when you may expect progress and successful completion of your projects at work as well as your pending work. You would also be able to influence others at work or in the society. You may also expect to get the cooperation of your colleagues and seniors at work during this time. However, your business would require some extra attention if this position of Ketu happens during the waning moon period. Socially it could be a satisfying period as you are likely to gain fame and respect in society. Students would excel in their respective field of learning. Some of you may also acquire some additional mathematical knowledge during this time. This period also brings in travel in its agenda. You may have to travels towards the northeastern direction or may need to go on a voyage. However, if the travel plan happens to fall during the waning period of the moon, you may end up wandering the mountainous areas and may also encounter some negative spirits. Overseas travel to the west for higher education/profession is a possibility. After initial setbacks, fortune will favor you. New investments opportunities and profitable ventures are there. Good time for sportsmen and artists. Visits to some religious or a place of spiritual significance will take place. Marriages of brothers or sisters. Problems may arise from brothers or sisters. Relations with other women may cause fall down. Possibilities of separation from brothers or sisters.