Where are Rahu and Ketu located and what results do they give?

Rahu and Ketu

Like other planets, Rahu and Ketu are not celestial bodies. As per astronomy, the moon is a satellite of the earth, which revolves around the earth in its orbit. This orbit of the Moon makes an angle of five degrees with the orbit of the Earth and cuts it into two parts. One of these two points of intersection is named Rahu, and the name of the other point of intersection is Ketu. Rahu and Ketu are the only two intersection points of the Moon and the Earth’s orbit, so they do not have any physical form. The ancient sages named them ‘Rahu’ and ‘Ketu,’ and given the importance and influence of these points. In any horoscope, Rahu-Ketu are situated at a distance of 6 zodiac signs (180 degrees), so they are in the opposite house from each other in every horoscope. Their daily speed is 3 Kala and 11 Vikala. According to astrology, it takes around 18 years, seven months, and 18 days to revolve around a sign. Although Rahu and Ketu are not visible, yet these two planets have a special significance in Vedic Astrology. In Vimshottari dasha, the Mahadasha of Rahu is 18 years, and that of Ketu is of 7 years.


The effect of Rahu remains on our mind, which is not visible, yet still, exists. Rahu profoundly affects our thoughts because the source of thought is invisible, and Rahu is also an invisible element. Conspiracy, wickedness, instability, diplomacy, politics, vengeance, filthiness, laziness, poverty, obstruction, contingency, foreign people, internet, electricity, space-engineer, pilot, air hostess, gambling, ex-communication from society. There are snake bites, the spread of poison, acts of theft and evil, selfishness, impurity, lying, grandfather, Vata-Kapha pain, etc. It is the planet of the most secretive nature. The significations of ketu are secret power, secret learning, doctor, alternative medicine, computer language, subtlety introvert, Ganga-bath, dog, fever, TB, tantra-mantra, astrology, salvation, spirituality, and detachment. Along with this, there are skin diseases, maternal grandfather, blankets, checked clothes, warm clothes, pilgrimage, flag, black and white dog, far-sightedness, tamarind tree, Brahmagyan, boils, pimple, etc., are seen from the placement of Ketu in the birth chart. 

Rahu bestows the person with material prosperity, worldly luxuries, and sudden gains or losses. Ketu increases spiritual qualities in a person and gives detachment from worldly life. Rahu and Ketu are considered strong in the birth chart 3rd, 10th, and 11th houses. People who have Rahu and Ketu in the third house in their horoscope will get favorable results throughout life. The third house of the horoscope is considered to be of courage, strength, and might. If there is Rahu-Ketu in the third house of your horoscope, then it can give you very good results. With the presence of Rahu and Ketu in the third house, you can achieve many big things in life due to your strength and might.

Rahu and Ketu in this house can make you self-supporting, ambitious, and determined. Rahu-Ketu, located here, increases your courage and might in such a way that enemies cannot harm you. You can use your energy in good work and can achieve many big achievements and successes in life. If Rahu or Ketu is in the tenth house of your horoscope and the lord of the tenth house is also strong, you can achieve great progress and success in your career. You can get good benefits from politics, foreign and government sectors. Success may kiss your feet. You may have the ability of efficient leadership. You can get many big benefits in your work field. If Rahu or Ketu is in the eleventh house of your horoscope, then it gives tremendous results in life. This house of the horoscope is related to profit and income. With the presence of Rahu and Ketu in this house, you can benefit from many life sources. Your income may increase unexpectedly. Rahu and Ketu, located here, give you sudden monetary benefits. Rahu-Ketu gives mostly inauspicious effects in the horoscope’s 6th, 8th, and 12th houses. Ketu in the 8th and 12th house is auspicious for spiritual matters.

About Dr Vinay Bajrangi

Can anyone change the Horoscope? No, not even its creator the Brahma. Then what is that the astrology can or how can astrologers help us. My 2 decades exposure with a PhD in Astrology make me say that Horoscope is a direct manifesto of our Past Life Karmas which have gone past, fixed therefore cannot be changed. But there is something known as Gochar (transit of all planets in constellation like earth, sun, moon keep moving) Dasha which give us a chance to mould the results of the fixed planetary positions, allotted to us in Horoscope. That is possible through the Karmas of our present life (which are in our hand with manoeuvrability with a free will) and that where I preach that Karma correction with right guidance and at right time is the best way to extract best results with the help astrology. It is much better to control & play with your own free will than to desperately depend on mindless rituals later where you only pray to God help you with these rituals.

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