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What Ketu dasa and anterdasa could bring in your life in Vedic Astrology?
Ketu is a planet for dislike for something and so during Ketu dasa or anterdasa you may start disliking something that you have been doing in the recent past and then your mind will ask for a change. That is the reason people often change their job, partners, business, education, etc during the Ketu periods (dasa or anterdasa) as Ketu is a planet of change or transformation. Ketu is the natural significator of the 8th house of change or transformation.
Whichever house Ketu is placed in the birth chart it will bring change there during its period (dasa or anterdasa). For example, if Ketu is placed in the 4th house it could bring change in your home or office or shop or vehicle during its period but transits should also be favorable for that.
This is because the 4th house is the house of any kind of shelter (whether home or office or animal shelter) and the 4th house also represents the vehicles. Many people travel a lot (from one city to another) and so they need to keep changing their hotel room and the hotel room is also a shelter represented by the 4th house. So, this is what Ketu can do when it is placed in the 4th house.
When Ketu is placed in the 3rd house of your skills then you are never satisfied with your skills and so it happens that you keep changing your skills throughout your life. But you should always look at the Moon chart in order to know how Ketu is affecting you on a mental level.
If Ketu is placed in the 3rd house in the Moon chart, then it will be more so that Ketu periods will affect you on the mental level when it comes to your skills. Just make that house as ascendant where Moon is placed and that will be a Moon chart. Ketu makes you feel bored in one kind of work then you want to change your skills.
For example, currently, if you are working in the field of IT suddenly you feel like giving up the IT job and entering into some other field such as blogging or astrology (doing one’s own business). So, these kinds of things happen in your life when Ketu is placed in the 3rd house of skills and abilities in the Moon chart. When Ketu is affecting you on the mental level (in the Moon chart) then often it brings an actual physical change on the external level and that is looked at from the Lagna chart.
If Ketu is placed in the 7th house in the Moon chart often it affects you when it comes to relationships and marriage and during Ketu periods you may even change your life partner or boyfriend or girlfriend if the Lagna chart is also indicating that.
But sometimes, on the mental level, Ketu is not affecting you when it comes to relationships and marriage (as Ketu is not placed in the 7th house in the Moon chart) but still sometimes you get divorced and get into a new relationship (or marriage) and this happens due to some past life deeds and you should look at the Navamsa chart for something that is in your destiny in this life and that is bound to happen because of the past life deeds.
When all the 3 charts > Moon chart, lagna chart, and Navamsa chart are indicating a change and if dasas and transits are also indicating that, a major change is certainly coming in your life. If the Navamsa chart is not confirming then the major change is unlikely. So, Ketu is the major planet that brings a major change in your life and so you need to get alert during Ketu periods. But Ketu may also give diseases during its period. For example, if Ketu is placed in the sign of Scorpio, it could even give you sexual diseases especially if Ketu is afflicted in the chart.
Rahu is an amplifier so if at one end Rahu is amplifying something then Ketu brings turbulence at the other end as turbulence is the result of amplification. For example, when you drive fast it could get you into an accident and the accident is nothing but turbulence.
Rahu is an amplifier so on the mental level Rahu gets you obsessed about driving fast. When you drive fast you are amplifying the speed of your vehicle and this is what Rahu does (amplification). Also, Rahu is an obsession. So, this is also possible that whichever house Ketu is placed it could bring a lot of turbulence or change there.
For example, if your Ketu is placed in the 2nd house (of wealth and financial assets) it could bring a lot of turbulence (up and down) in your wealth during the Ketu periods. This is because Rahu in the 8th house could get you obsessed about risk-taking such as gambling or sports betting or stock trading or currency trading etc. as the 8th house is the house of risk-taking. This is called trying your luck in speculation and speculation often brings a lot of ups and downs in the wealth as in speculation both losing and making money is possible. This example also gives a clear indication that Ketu can bring a lot of change or turbulence in whichever house it is placed.
When Ketu is placed in the 6th house you could give up serving others during the Ketu period (dasa or anterdasa) as the 6th house is the house of serving others (providing services to others). When Ketu is placed in the 6th house Rahu is placed in the 12th house and the 12th house is the comfort zone where you are your own boss.
So, Rahu could get you obsessed with working for yourself (self-employment) and not working for someone else. In other words, you don’t want to work under someone and during the Ketu period you may even give up working under someone. For example, if you are working as a salesman in a big showroom then the thought might come up > “why should I work for this showroom and why not inaugurate my own showroom or own shop”.
There is a difference when you are a waiter in a restaurant or a manager there. A manager is like Rahu in the 12th house while a waiter is like Rahu in the 6th house. The waiter is a service provider (6th house) while the manager (or the owner) is the boss (12th house). All the employees in a factor are the 6th house while the management there are the 12th house.
The 6th house is the house of slavery and so you could even get rid of your slavery (servicing others) during the Ketu period provided Ketu is placed in the 6th house. If the ascendant lord and the 6th lord are in the 12th house you could even provide a service in the jail or prison or even some hospital.
If Rahu is placed in the 12th house and if the 12th lord is placed in the 11th house this is a great placement to become part of the management in some company or large organization or even the government as the 11th house represents the large organizations.
If Ketu is placed in the 5th house, then during Ketu periods you may even give up your education as the 5th house is an important house for education. Suddenly you could even give up or change your sports team and may even change your recreational activity as the 5th house is also the house of recreational activities. For example, if you are playing football right now suddenly during the Ketu period your interest may shift to hiking or trekking etc. You may not be interested in exercises, yoga, and gym anymore which you earlier might have been and your interest may shift to some other sports.
You may even give up your love and romance during the Ketu period and Ketu can also bring change in romantic relationships. You may fall prey to multiple romantic relationships. Suddenly you may give up God’s prayers or bhakti during the Ketu period (dasa or anterdasa) and the interest may shift to occult science and paranormal.
You may even give up going to the temple and may join some meditation center as Ketu brings all kinds of such changes during its dasa and anterdasa. Rahu in the 11th house is more about social life and social life is all about interacting with other people. When you are too obsessed with social life then education and worshipping are ignored by you as Ketu is a planet of ignorance. Ketu is a spiritual planet and spirituality is all about giving up material things of life and not sticking to them.
If Ketu is highly afflicted in the 5th house it could also bring reproductive difficulties in your life as the 5th house is the powerhouse to produce kids (progeny). Rahu in the 5th house is better than Ketu as Rahu may give a lot of children after marriage when placed in the 5th house as Rahu is an amplifier.
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