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Ketu in Indian Astrology


In Indian Vedic astrology, Ketu is considered a shadow planet, also known as a "Chaya Graha." Ketu is the lunar south node, representing the point where the Moon's path intersects with the ecliptic. It is believed to have a strong influence on an individual's spiritual growth and karmic evolution. Ketu is often associated with spiritual enlightenment, liberation, and detachment from worldly attachments. It is considered a significator of mystical experiences, psychic abilities, and intuitive insights. Ketu's influence is often associated with past-life experiences, karmic patterns, and spiritual lessons. Ketu is known as a malefic planet in Vedic astrology, representing challenges, obstacles, and inner conflicts. Its influence can be disruptive and unpredictable, causing sudden changes, ups and downs, and unexpected events. Ketu's energy is associated with detachment, renunciation, and letting go of material desires. The placement of Ketu in the birth chart, known as the Ketu sign, provides insights into an individual's karmic path, spiritual aspirations, and areas of growth. Ketu's influence can indicate the areas of life where an individual may experience challenges, inner conflicts, and the need for spiritual transformation. Ketu's transit, or movement through the zodiac, is believed to have a significant impact on individuals. Its transit over specific houses in the birth chart can bring profound spiritual experiences, karmic events, and the opportunity for personal growth and self-realization. Devotion and worship of Ketu, such as reciting Ketu mantras or performing rituals on Tuesdays or during Ketu Kalam (an inauspicious time associated with Ketu), are believed to appease its energies and mitigate its challenging effects. Wearing a gemstone called a "Ketu Ratna," such as a cat's eye gemstone or lehsunia, is also considered beneficial for balancing Ketu-related influences. It's important to note that the interpretation and impact of Ketu in an individual's life can vary depending on its placement in the birth chart and its interactions with other planets. Consulting with a knowledgeable Vedic astrologer can provide a more personalized and comprehensive understanding of Ketu's influence in an individual's horoscope.

9/Nine Planets or Grahas
in Indian Astrology

No.Planet or Graha
1Sun or Surya
2Moon or Chandra
3Mars or Mangal
4Budh or Mercury
5Jupiter or Guru
6Venus or Shukra
7Saturn or Shani