12 July 2014

Rahu in 9th House Ketu 3rd House

Dear ardent readers here comes the ninth in the series of Rahu / Ketu  in Houses, The earlier series on Rahu / Ketu in Signs published in 2007 also is equally important & worthwhile reading, however care should be taken not to apply these writings verbatim on any chart, as there are many other factors, combinations, aspects etc which need to be studied always before coming to any conclusion. The masculine gender has been used only for ease of writing.

 This position is excellent for things of the mind. The native will constantly progress when Rahu occupies this house. His synthetic mind will enable him to undertake anything and succeed in everything, so long as the horoscope on the whole is favorable. It also indicates marriage with a person above one’s station in life and could ‘somebody’ from the pecuniary as well as the social standpoint. It is also fortunate for travelling, which will occur under comfortable and pleasant circumstances. This position is fortunate for taking up politics, as it enables him to emerge victorious in oratorical controversies through his facility of speech (provided Mercury is free from affliction), and especially through his ever-present common-sense.

The Ketu in the third house causes serious disagreements with those around the native. With an evil aspect of Mars, it signifies blows and wounds received during a dispute. This position is not good for the native’s education, and compels him to associate with people with smaller or negligible values, which may be to his detriment. It is also a token of disharmony with the parents, brothers, or brothers-in-law, and is detrimental to the native’s good repute, gossip, slander and calumny being the fruits of Ketu in the Third House.

It indicates too much emphasis on mind and not enough emphasis on superconscious power. Faith and devotion to an ideal is needed. Separative tendency could be strong, where mind separates and  heart could unite. Faith is tied with feelings and with the heart. Inner philosophy along devotional lines would be needed to balance the intellectual faculties. Should travel, outwardly and inwardly, for expansion. Relatives are the source of difficulties, and it would be well to be away from them if possible.

Many times when the Rahu position in the ninth is not developed, it gives the person a tendency to defy the law in some way, or gives the inclination to find ways of working deviously within the law. This can indicate also a disregard for religion. The person may have a difficult time being ethical. Religion can be touched upon only subjectively. He needs to develop an interest in psychology, religion, and abstract philosophy. He must become more objective in his thinking and studying, expanding mentally and spiritually. The person with Rahu in the ninth has to try to absorb and assimilate what is beyond his mental reach. He needs to become more objective in his interpretations within his immediate world.

Ketu in the third is subjectivity. The person has the ability to express himself very well, and is keenly interested in mental pursuits. This gives a strong psychic tie to brothers and sisters, and could bring loss of one through death or separation. It can give writing ability with favorable aspects to Mercury, Venus, or Neptune. There would be a strong urge to share knowledge with others. Ketu here denotes a duty in caring for brothers and sisters who may continually drain the individual. There is also much involvement in activities for the community. It is most difficult for the person with Ketu in this position to finish his formal education. The person would rather read and study on his own, or he goes back to school in an on-again, off-again way. This is an influence that gives impatience. There could be many small accidents if this Node is badly aspected. Involvement with neighbors could be a continual problem.

This condition often signifies that one has to utilize all their philosophies and higher knowledge to cope with the situations in life. They have to learn a lot of lessons from their mistakes, and in many cases, they cannot even communicate their problems. Mental distortion or uncommon thinking is noticed in them. Affairs of brothers or sisters are very destined in their life whether they want to or not. They will get involved with publications, publicity or some ‘foreign’ affairs / activities in their lifetime due to strange coincidences. Either they have relatives living far away from them, or they often maintain a large gap between the relatives. Long-term relocation is often significant for them, even though they dislike short travel.

This individual is forever pulling himself out of webs of entanglement. Every relationship he enters becomes so complicated that he has to use all his energies to free himself. In past incarnations he developed a great need for people, and herein lies his weak spot, for as much as he now thinks he would like to be alone he feels an almost compelling need to reach for others

He listens to problems and likes to be in the position of giving advice. Often frustrated by the multitude of problems dumped in his lap, he secretly thinks that if he had had more education he would be better equipped to cope with all the questions that befall him. He keeps trying to be as diplomatic as possible, and is constantly enmeshed in the after-thoughts of the words he has spoken to others.

Always conscious of the interpretation his words may be given, he nurtures an inner fear of being misunderstood. As a result, he keeps going back to yesterday;s conversation to re-explain all that he meant.

He must understand the essence of truth without having to feel compelled to make truth smaller by trying to communicate it verbally to others.

One of his greatest problems is dealing with the karmic residue of an insatiable curiosity, which although could have served him well in former incarnations now keeps leading him deeper into webs of details. His greatest crises occurs each time he is forced to make decisions, for rather than relying on his intuition or his higher mind, he keeps seeking more facts and details in the hope that when he has all the information the decision-making process will be easier.

Constantly striving to achieve neutrality, he becomes a paradox to himself. In prior lives, he could have fallen into the habit of identifying with catchy phrases, cute sayings and euphemisms to the point that he has now become a walking stereotype.

Liking to read and explore a wonderland of knowledge that he sees around him, his life is a constant thirst for more understanding. He is convinced that this is the one path in life that has no end. Whatever he becomes keenly interested in he can make into a life-long study, particularly if the Ketu is in a fixed sign.

He likes to feel worldly. As a result, he’ll do things that others wouldn’t, just for the sake of experiencing new understanding.

His current life is involved with so many people that hurt feelings are bound to fly, not because of any malicious intent but rather through the inability to keep up with everyone in whose life he has become involved. At the very deepest of levels, he has many inner doubts about himself which become amplified when he speaks with others, for if it were at all possible he would try to be all things to all people.

As a result of past-life habits, he could spend too much time in ‘lower mind’. He goes through more movement than he has to; and if this is not expressed physically, then he does it in thought. At times his merry-go-round of possibilities is so great that he thoroughly drains himself by thinking about what he should do. As a result he does nothing.

He will experience fears that he is sexually impotent. Once he starts questioning along this track, his enormous thirst for understanding can lead him into a promiscuous behavior pattern until he is reassured that all is well and he is perfectly normal.

On his deepest level, he may not be a sexual animal, but in fact so mentally inclined that he has fears of being shut out from the nitty-gritty of life because of his mental inclinations.

Like the young child afraid his peers will accuse him of being a bookworm, he will dare himself to prove that he can be accepted in a physically-oriented world. Nevertheless, his greatest subconscious need is one day to become a walking encyclopaedia so that he will never be caught short, lacking the right piece of information at the right moment.

His biggest growth comes when he learns how to make the karmic transition from lower to higher mind. As he drops his past-life attachment to trivia, his eyes begin to open wide to the enormous horizons before him.

The less he talks to others, the more faith he starts to develop.

He must learn how constantly to broaden his interests so that the scope of his knowledge is not limited by the demands of his immediate circle of relationships. He does well when he learns how to step back so that he can see the forest from the trees. When he does this, he also learns how to let things slide off his back, which gives him a new sense of peace that somehow always eluded his reach.

Travelling helps to broaden his perspective, and he meets his greatest successes far from his place of birth. For some, the life will be influenced greatly by a foreigner.

Through the ninth house Rahu, enormous spiritual growth is possible once the individual has learned how to pull away from all his prior-life doubts and questions. He must take his mind out of a finite world and focus on an infinite consciousness.

He will lose friends by doing this, for there are few who will understand his sudden aloofness. But through those who stay with him he will learn the difference between a friend and an acquaintance. As he grows, he begins to focus on ideas rather than the words through which the ideas are expressed. He sees how others limit themselves by language, and tries to speak to their ideas rather than to their words. The sign which contains the Ketu indicates the ways in which the soul memory of past  incarnations is still too embedded in lower mind activities. The sign which contains the Rahu shows the ways in which the individual can now free himself through the broadening influence of the higher mind.

Entanglement in mazes of busy-work, gossip, etc.. Problems with teachers, in-laws, foreigners. A tendency to take everything too literally; inhibition of the higher mind. Cynicism, agnosticism. Insatiable curiosity bordering on meddling.

Expand your mind by taking courses. Read about controversial issues and try to formulate opinions. Travel. Be selective about people; avoid gossips and crisis-prone erratic types. Take time out from routine activities to try new things.

In the ninth house, the hang-up centers around education or learning; and a lack of self-restraint invariably plays a major role. This person is often so easily swayed by his or her environment that life is spent moving from one bandwagon to another. A lack of continuity is often seen, too, making a little learning truly a potentially dangerous thing. Occasionally we find the reverse intellectual snob, one who values manual dexterity in just about any form but has no use for mental dexterity.

Rahu in the ninth house dreams of being some type of teacher. He or she feels that education holds the key to tapping his or her fullest potentials. Success and progress are important themes of the dream motif. This person tends to let emotional factors stand in the way of success. While there may be a great amount of potential, as long as emotions take precedence over sense, the dream can’t be fulfilled. Inconsistency is often a problem, since the mind rarely understands what the emotions are doing.

Your main concern is likely to be communication, relationships, mental development, and intellectual gathering of information. Relationships may become a source of conflict and confusion. You may not feel at ease with intimacy, and may prefer to break free from complications. As you are more mentally focused, you feel less comfortable with emotional and physical levels; sexual unease may also exist. This can be because you are less physically preoccupied than many, and so need intimate relationships less; sexual urges do not dominate your motivation or desires. You can learn to accept your sexuality as a natural expression, but within a context which values other aspects of relationships even more highly.

You can enjoy being alone, pursuing interests undistracted by others; yet there is also an impulse that seeks to communicate and relate with others. Balancing these tendencies can cause some difficulties.

People with emotional problems often turn to you for support, finding your detached mental perspective beneficial and calming. You help them find a more rational viewpoint to deal with agitated emotions. You enjoy this role and try to be helpful, hoping that your supportive advice can be used by them for positive results; you are very careful with suggestions, and try to ensure that you are not misunderstood.

Sometimes your tendency to be diplomatic and neutral has negative effects on you. Using evasive and non-confrontational words can eventually interfere with identifying your own thoughts and feelings; and you could lose sight of your perception. If this occurs, it may be better to become more true to yourself and ensure personal clarity. This could become more problematic if your social life builds into an ever-expanding web of relationships and contacts, making it inevitable that, at times, you will inadvertently upset someone. Relationship conflicts may happen, and this makes you confront inner doubts; if you have not been fully honest in your ‘diplomacy’, you will realize the futility of interfering with genuine communication. Through unnecessary relationship compromise and evasion of honest contact, you may become less true to yourself.

Keep conscious control of your life, or you may experience phases when its pace appears to increase, making you run faster on a treadmill just to keep in the same place. This could be the result of a social or mental whirl which makes you feel increasingly uncomfortable and could cause symptoms of ill-health and problems in decision-making. You are not always adept at making choices and decisions; you prefer gathering all facts and details prior to deciding. The difficulty lies in believing there are more facts to accumulate, and so postponing choice. Perhaps relying more on intuition or ‘gut feeling’ could be experimented with.

Stocking your mind with knowledge and information will become one of your favorite occupations; and the world appears to you as a treasure trove of facts, interests, and fascinations. You want to accumulate as many of these as possible; and your need to understand will be a lifelong preoccupation, with interests spanning human knowledge and never resting in the search for more pieces of the human puzzle. At least through mental journeys you will explore the world, although physical travel may also appeal, and would broaden your perspective. It may be that success will come through leaving your place of birth, or through foreign contacts.

You need to focus your information gathering, so that you can synthesize your knowledge into something usable, something that reveals important truths about the human condition and the nature of life. If you can do this, you will provide extra meaning to both your own life and others’ lives, as you concentrate more on inclusive ideas and less on fragmentary facts. As your vision extends, your ability to communicate will also become more effective.

The ninth  house has to do with the development of individual thought, or spiritual autonomy. What is involved here is the 3-9 (or thought) axis. In the 3rd house, our task is to learn the language, and to absorb the knowledge, of the group. In childhood, we accept the thought-structures of our environment, of the group in which we live; and we are molded by the thinking of those around. The collective enshrines not only knowledge but also routine patterns of thought which are almost mechanical. Thinking in the third house is fairly reflex, and travels along fixed lines.

In the ninth house, there is an awareness of, and an ability to distinguish, those thought structures and routines, those scripts or programs, which have become second nature. And not until this state of awareness is reached can we discard the things that do not tally with what we have worked out for ourselves. In the ninth house, we must create our own philosophy of life and strive for intellectual freedom. We must form a picture of the world that is as objective and as devoid of value-judgments as possible, by examining things for ourselves, making up our minds about them, and so arriving at our own outlook on life. The evidence of our senses should provide food for thought. The ability to draw conclusions from what is observed, to follow the course of events, and to have clear ideas and a personal point of view, is typical of the 9th house. Our prerequisites are accurate observations and keen perceptions, from which valid results can be obtained, inferences made, and our own attitude developed. Muddled ideas carried over from the 3rd house can be full of prejudice, however, and may make it difficult to think clearly in the 9th house.

Therefore, with the Node in the ninth house, we need to make a special effort to form our own opinions and to draw up a clear account of them. We should try to avoid being led astray by others either intentionally or unintentionally, or by automatic responses of our own that spoil clarity and obstruct freedom of thought. If we come across a good idea, it is not good because it is said to be good, or because it emanates from some authority; it is good only if we can verify it by obtaining the same results. Verification is the task of the ninth house.

Keen senses are absolutely vital for clear thought. Keen senses are symbolized by Jupiter, the ruler of Sagittarius(ninth sign), which is the counterpart of the ninth house. Obviously, there is a connection between observation and thought, and this connection is represented by the ninth house (and by Sagittarius). Our senses need to be in good working order before we can make clear judgments.

We require the courage of our convictions when putting forward our own ideas. We need to be self-confident to trust our own observations and feelings, and not to be persuaded by the crowd that we have seen, or should see, something different. The ninth house encourages us to stick to our point of view, and to the truth we have discovered for ourselves. Of course, we must not think that we are always right or that we can do anything. The progress indicated by the Node in the ninth house comes about through expanded awareness by means of original thinking, travelling, and philosophizing, etc., after we have left the route charted for us by others. When we take an independent line, query what we are told, and experience things for ourselves, we learn what life really is.

If the Rahu is in the ninth house, the person’s greatest growth, evolution, and fulfillment come through pursuing religion, philosophy, and higher knowledge. In past lives the person was intellectual, analytical, meticulous, precise, and skeptical. Now he is to cultivate faith, and concentrate on ideals, paradigms, and the ultimate truth of existence. The person should use wisdom and seek broad viewpoints. He must give credence to his intuition, feelings, and inspirations. He must take his visions and prophecies seriously, and give little importance to the petty and inconsequential in daily life. The person gains his greatest happiness by devoting his energies to spiritual ideals, mystical movements, and enlightened gurus. He is exceedingly gifted in promoting religion or any other knowledge which raises the consciousness of the masses. Publishing, as a career, is greatly favored.

The person must continually discriminate between right and wrong, and even make a discipline of the process. He should seek freedom and liberation, and develop his soul conscience. Beliefs, principles, and morals are everything, and the person must maintain a positive outlook under all circumstance. The person is eternally concerned with profundities. He knows the meaning of life is to find perfection with God. Money, possessions, and material comforts are of little consideration. The person should seek to increase his generosity and charitable nature. Travel is a source of evolution; and the person may wish to engage in foreign affairs. He should take fun and recreation seriously, and enjoy speculations when he feels the impulse.

The person may pay little attention to relationships with siblings and relatives. He must relinquish his previously constricted or microscopic way of thinking and allow his perception and insights to take him to the highest interpretation of life that is possible.

In Hindu astrology, the Rahu in the ninth house indicates cravings for religion and higher knowledge, and great power after the age of forty-one. However, there may also be difficulties with the father and religious or spiritual teachers. The Ketu in the third house means that the person is strong-willed, exciting and adventurous, and good at fulfilling his desires. It also signifies a spiritual, introspective, or introverted younger sibling.

09 February 2014

Rahu in the 8th House and Ketu in 2nd House

Dear ardent readers here comes the eighth in the series of Rahu / Ketu  in Houses, The earlier series on Rahu / Ketu in Signs published in 2007 also is equally important & worthwhile reading, however care should be taken not to apply these writings verbatim on any chart, as there are many other factors, combinations, aspects etc which need to be studied always before coming to any conclusion.
The eighth house is an indicator of all obstructions minor, major and it is the primary indicator of end of life, inheritances of not just properties but majorly the attributes and hereditary characteristics and attributes,  along with the secondary indicator 2nd house. In the eighth house, the Rahu promises a peaceful and natural death, and a happy ending to the life. If the malefic planets (Saturn, Mars) are free from affliction in the horoscope, and provided the Sun and Moon are powerfully situated, the length of life may be very long. This position is also fortunate for inheritances and legacies. The native’s inherited property/ legacy/characteristics/attributes from his parents will be considerably increased, and he will also have the chance of unexpected gains from lotteries or gifts.

In the second house, the Ketu is not fortunate for money matters, the second house being the indicator of accumulated wealth. It is harmful to the native; or, more strictly speaking, his enterprises will be upset by circumstances over which he will have no control. This position may cause bankruptcy. Moreover, in regard to the affections, it will indicate deceit on the part of people in a low strata of life. If the horoscope on the whole is not good, it denotes loss of position on account of the opposite sex.

Subconscious habit patterns of the past have been the ‘getting’ principle rather than the ‘giving’ one. Must help others to find their resources and their sense of worth. The play on the senses must give way to the transforming of passion into compassion. Before the seed can bring forth fruit it must be buried in darkness, break its self-enclosed shell and reach for the Light. Helping others to find their resources and values is the clue to the right use of the Rahu in the eighth house.

The Rahu in the eighth house forces the person to learn to accept another’s financial help. Sometime in his life, he will be forced to learn to accept the humility of taking from others. He also needs to learn the depth of experience in sex, its proper and beautiful purpose, and the regeneration and rejuvenation it brings to human beings. Rahu badly aspected could cause either a breakdown or disturbing emotions when there is an imbalance in any of the eighth house activities.

Ketu in the second is determination. This position gives the person a dissatisfaction with money earned, or with working conditions. It may give many changes in jobs, or more than one job at a time. The person is always seeking the ideal way of adding to his own resources. This also can lead to financial difficulties. Ketu here gives us one who enjoys the physical pleasures, but who needs to learn balance and control of appetites and sense by creating beauty for the world. Second house Ketu can give an inability to earn completely one’s own way. Satisfaction and success in this area usually is delayed. It can give the person stubborn pride but great loyalty to a cause or a person.

This condition often signifies that the person has to deal with resources and possessions in various ways in life. Often their combined resources are plentiful and handy, but the other person may or may not allow them to use it generously. Their own resources become a doubtful issue in many cases. Strong interest in the occult or hidden side of life is noticed as a rescue from the material world. They often have good instincts and ability to deal with others’ subconscious. Cash flow situation will depend upon the planet(s) conjuncting the Rahu/Ketu axis. A benefic will increase favorable chances, while a malefic will cause uneven difficulties. Learning from the idea or reality of death and regeneration is strongly noticed in this case.

Here the individual is confronted with a powerful battle inside himself on the most basic of levels. His karma is to overcome the extreme possessiveness of his past incarnations. Until he deals with this, he has difficulty finding meaning in anything he cannot personally own. He is jealous of the possessions of others, desiring strongly to have all that his eyes behold. In some individuals this builds up to an insatiable lust for possession. In this respect there is such a strong determination that little can sway him from pursuing his desires.

Nearly always his life is based around the sexual force, and it is nearly certain that the sense of sexual understanding is highly skewed. There is usually something animalistic about the nature. Whether open or concealed, there is a lack of response to the civilizing effects of society.

May be in his past lives, the individual could not fully understand the importance of other people’s values, but continued to go his own way, unaware of how he affected others. His soul has built a need system so great that no matter how much he is fulfilled, his greatest needs always seem to be just beyond his reach. He is like the proverbial donkey following a carrot strapped to his head; but rarely does he understand that he is the one who put it there.

Those near him would give him the Moon if it would make him happy, but they know as well as he does that it would be only a momentary toy ultimately to be discarded and replaced by another need. It seems to be the quantity of quality that he desires, which is to say that he feels he must have it all! A bundle of excess in all directions, he finds it difficult to change his ways even after the realization that he is headed down a path of disaster. He pushes each crossroad to such extreme excess that when he does discover his errors, he is so far beyond the point of departure that he finds it impossible to see his way back. And so he continues further along a path he knows is wrong because it is the only road his eyes can see.

In some cases he goes to such extremes that he may run into trouble with the law; but long after he sees his error he still keeps trying to convince others that he is right. More than one with any other Rahu/Ketu position, this individual must learn self-control, for without discipline he can too easily allow his past incarnation habits of self-indulgence to make a shambles of his current life.

Some with this position experience an infirmity which brings them so close to death that their eyes open to a new appreciation of life. Others go through extremely trying sexual episodes so that they may start to be more clinical about their behavior. But always the karmic lesson is the same. The individual pushes himself so hard that he ultimately destroys all ground he has gained. Through a symbolic death of excessive behavior patterns, he may ultimately experience a new birth.

The past life residue presents too many physical and material concerns. The main growth in the current life is based on the individual’s ability to ferret from out of the depths of his being the strength for a rebirth. He often displays an interest in the occult, through which he ultimately gains information needed to achieve his regenerative transformation. Whatever he chooses to do, there is always chaos in it, for he is an extremist. And yet the combined karmic residue of stubbornness and laziness keeps stalling his rebirth. His soul wants to transform, but he has difficulty finding enough energy to do it. The hardest thing for him is to learn how to walk with no footsteps, for he so desperately wants to be impressive that he keeps making his own life heavier.

Relationships are extremely important to him. From prior incarnations he could have developed the habit of seeing the world as a social caste system, and within this framework keeps struggling for status, always believing that some people are more privileged than others. Through his eighth house Rahu, he must symbolically kill this past-life value system and go through the permanent metamorphosis which will eventually attune him to the value of others. He has much to learn from those close to him as soon as he starts to listen.

Most of his thoughts come from a deep-seated desire to kill the physical plane. They lead him on a path of ultimate disgust with himself as well as with the physical and material life he has led for so long. Through open or secret lust as well as jealousies in money or business affairs, he keeps spiralling his life to a point of no return. Once he reaches this, he will begin to be accepted through other people’s value systems in order to find his way back. But he will be confronted with the test of having to give up all that he has ever thought important, almost as if he is being asked to step to the back of the line and wait his turn. Each time a new and finer value is imposed on him, he must learn how to eliminate all in himself that blocks its acceptance.

He will start his new life from the bottom of the ladder, where because of the slowness of his ascent he will treasure deeply every inch of ground he gains. Truly this position indicates a difficult life, and could be because of the ingrained attitudes of past incarnations are so fixed on having their own way.

Until the transition is complete, he can expect his current life to be one financial tug of war after another. He must learn the karmic lesson that possessions are for the purpose of use and that it is not necessary to own more than what is immediately useful.

When he overcomes the tendency to allow his life’s energies to dissipate themselves, he can become a veritable dynamo in the business world. Still, he must never forget that he is the type that must burn his bridges behind him as a protection against slipping backward to levels he has struggled to pass through.

The eighth house Rahu can regenerate the individual. It is up to the strength of his own faith. To reach heaven, this position must walk through hell first, and there from the very bowels of the earth make the realization that God will hear his faintest cry for help as soon as he sincerely promises not to ‘look back’.

The sign which contains the Ketu shows the type of past-life value system that must be regenerated. The sign which contains the Rahu shows the ways in which the rebirth will be accomplished.

Extreme possessiveness, sexual difficulties, lack of regard for other people’s values or needs. unhappiness with possessions and money, no matter how comfortable your material situation seems to others. In extreme cases, trouble with the law; more often, simply trouble from atypical values.

The individual should develop self-control and self-discipline. Develop an appreciation for life. De-emphasize things; concentrate more on relationships. Organize your life - clear away worthless people, things, attitudes. Try to stop worrying about being appreciated; be willing to work for the joy of working rather than for prestige.

With the Rahu in the eighth house, the hang-up seems to be centered around power. Inability to forgive and grudge-holding are common expressions of this hang-up. A muddled or twisted sexual identity is another manifestation. Often there’s a ‘money is power’ syndrome that can manifest in gambling or foolish spending. In most cases there’s a strong desire to prove your worth or get back at those who have wronged you.

Rahu in the eighth house also hopes to realize gains through partnerships or other relationships; but the dreamed-of gains are liable to be more tangible in this case. He or she could dream of marrying a rich mate, befriending someone who dies and leaves him or her a sizeable inheritance, or being cut in on somebody’s earnings. There’s a strong desire to eliminate hardship of all types. This person takes an emotional approach towards financial matters. He or she tends to spend on the basis of emotional impulse rather than need, and is often careless or impractical with money. Less frequently the person is too lavish with praise, time, or nurturing. These tendencies stem from a subconscious feeling that he or she is incapable of amassing necessary resources without help from others.

The individual with this position finds it difficult to change the established ways, even when recognizing that the way leads in a wrong direction. He tends to continue anyway, mainly because it is the only path you see, and you will attempt to convince others that your way is right. And, in many ways, it is, because it offers the potential to realize what drives you and to encourage change, especially when painful consequences occur.

Resisting the temptations of material life is probably needed to balance this, especially as you favor possessions and material acquisitions which appear to offer a surrogate sense of meaning. Your desire nature often prefers quantity to quality, but is rarely satisfied or satiated for long. This requires transforming to deepen life appreciation.

The individual's behavior can be extreme in most things; and you often destroy progress by burning bridges behind you, stopping any chance of returning to the past and old habits. This ensures that you are committed to a chosen future direction. Potentially, such action can lead to positive results. Yet these do not just come about by themselves; you have to work toward them consciously. You require an inner transformation, but may have difficulty in generating consistent energy to stimulate change. Additionally, there is always an element of possible chaos in your behavior that emanates from any misapplied energy which can always unconsciously undermine your intentions.

The individual desires to be impressive to others; yet to some, you can appear as a negative influence. This arises from lacking comprehension of how your personality impacts on others, because you are so preoccupied with going your own way.

Relationships are important, although you tend to seek social status through them. There may be some confusion with respect to sexual matters / identity / activities, and you do not feel at ease with insistent physical demands. This can cause inner resistance and conflict. You may feel wary of sexuality, and your sexual image may be a difficult one to accept or integrate. You can keep such insecurities hidden and at a distance. Yet, as sexuality is an essential part of adulthood, it is a powerful impulse which requires satisfaction and understanding.

If you discover more transformative personal values, this can moderate any unconscious or excessive behavior patterns. You need openness to experience and to receive the influence of others, sot that your life becomes expansive, as understanding different attitudes develops greater tolerance. Introduce new attitudes and values toward modifying your possessive impulse, especially by realizing that possessions are only for us. Material prosperity does not indicate a person’s quality, or necessarily satisfy or fulfill his or her deeper needs. Your emphasis should be placed more on appreciating quality - that of yourself, of others, and of possessions.

You may need to release much that you previously considered to be important and meaningful, even though it has failed to give peace or happiness. Circumstances may strip you of the past in order for you to receive a new impulse and be influenced by more appropriate attitudes and values. If this occurs, see this experience as a positive personal renewal, an opportunity to change your life by a more moderate and balanced approach, leaving behind your compulsive and unconscious tendencies.

This produces a double nature. In the Ketu in the second house, there is a desire to fulfill two conditions: on the one hand, to be in good communication with the ‘You’, and to profit by the contacts made through the seventh house; on the other hand, to undergo an individualization. However, to stress one’s individuality can lead to isolation and to the loss of advantages offered by the 7th house. To be entirely ‘Me’, “I” have to give up ‘You’. Therefore he am torn between two desires. Although he wants optimum access to those around him, he also wants to be a strong, independent, free individual.

The Ketu in the second house warns the individual that he needs to understand these two conflicting requirements, and to handle them sensibly without making false compromises. In fact, any compromise is rather inconclusive. With the Rahu in the 8th house, he is compelled to live on the razor’s edge. he must guard against opting for security at the cost of personal development.

In the 8th house, the Rahu challenges us to strike a proper balance between society and individual growth: a balance that will produce spiritual and personal harmony. It requires us to cultivate a healthy relationship with the environment, in which the latter is respected, and to fulfill our obligations without hindrance to our spiritual growth. This is a tall order, because it presumes an internal and an external interdependence that are not easy to come by. It is important to keep things in proportion; and to do so calls for the ability to keep a cool head and to weigh everything carefully; also to be scrupulous in keeping the rules, including the rules of affection, sympathy and contact.

Also one must not neglect love while getting on in the world. In the 8th house there has to be equilibrium between the physical and the spiritual. One is constantly being challenged not to lay undue emphasis on status or on material advantage. Usually, when the Rahu is in the 8th house, there is a struggle to overcome a fixation on the tangible and material, and to release living human impulses.

If the Rahu is in the eighth house and Ketu in second House, the person’s greatest growth, evolution, and fulfillment come through relinquishing his desires for possessions, and helping others to determine their values. In past lifetimes, the person has been attached to his acquisitions and engrossed in his cravings for personal security. Now he is learning how to surrender and merge with energies separate from his own. Success and happiness will be found in pursuits involving the occult, metaphysics, mysticism, and psychic work. The person may also do well in politics or other fields which promote causes or campaigns for the good of others. The person should not concern himself too much with his own self-identity and intimate pleasures. He is here for greater purpose and profundity.

Good results occur when the person concentrates on spiritual evolution, soul growth, and psychological transformation. He should focus on ideals, paradigms, and ultimate realities rather than what can be gained from the mundane, physical universe. Sexual experiences are deep, significant, and valuable. The person transcends individuality and merges profoundly through the orgasmic experience. Appearances and physical beauty are not so important. The person must seek that which is deep, real, spiritual and lasting. He should open himself to all kinds of experiences, without trying to pick and choose the good versus the bad. Passion, power, and self-control are to be cultivated. The person should welcome his newly-vulnerable nature and embrace whatever ego-death-and-rebirth experiences come his way.


12 January 2014

Rahu in 7th House Ketu in 1st House

Dear ardent readers here comes the seventh in the series of Rahu / Ketu  in Houses, The earlier series on Rahu / Ketu in Signs published in 2007 also is equally important & worthwhile reading, however care should be taken not to apply these writings verbatim on any chart, as there are many other factors, combinations, aspects etc which need to be studied always before coming to any conclusion.

The Rahu in this house is good for marriage, partnerships, friendships more at mental level than physical level, which it causes to be contracted on a lofty, sentimental and secure basis, provided Venus and the Moon are well-situated in the horoscope. It is also very powerful in regard to partnerships and contracts, which it helps to make successful. It is also in this House that it is most favourably situated for lawsuits, which will be won through its support, thus bringing unexpected gains.
It is also a token of inheritance from grandparents, or an increase of wealth for the latter, by which the native will benefit.
The Ketu in the first house has a detrimental influence on the development of the native in the early period of his life. It upsets his health, and often his mind as well, in as much as he will be too analytical and will not always see things as a whole, but will become absorbed in small details. In regard to any special question put, it would signify a very bad beginning for the matter under consideration, as it always entails trouble and worry. This influence in a horoscope continues for a fairly long period, in a smuch as the Nodes being retrograde Ketu passes from the first to the twelfth house, which is also malefic.
Needs to get away from himself. Has lived for and to himself until he has become too independent. Needs to take other people into account and get away from too much self-centeredness. Self-assertion has to be eliminated. Integration and fulfillment come through giving up the personal ego and helping others to attain a sense of their worth.
This person has to overcome a tendency to work by himself. He needs to learn to work with a partner, to learn the balance it takes to do this. He has to strive for a close personal relationship with others. This relationship should bear some constructive fruit, whether business or marriage. This is quite a step because it leads to the death of the self-centered ego. The person then acquires the knack for becoming an arbitrator. He needs to develop an appreciation of beauty in the arts.
Ketu in the first is the egotist. This is the person who tries too hard and, as a result, comes on strong at first. It gives a strong pioneering spirit with a ‘me-first’ attitude. There is an ability to do all things by oneself. This position can give a changeable personality. He tries too hard to be a special personality. This person may think in terms of his physical body being superior to others. He has a tendency to push himself too hard because of a lack in partnerships. The problems in life seem to be very much concerned with self. He can be the fearless pioneer of new concepts or new activity.
This condition often signifies marriage or partnership activities are extremely important in his life. Self is often given no priority but what is best for the marriage is taken into consideration. Thus, a self-sacrifice for the betterment of the marriage may turn out to be a devastating situation. This individual will try everything to maintain that relationship. As an individual, they may not be able to contribute and achieve much in life; however, with partnership activities their contribution and output is substantially increased. They often have a good public image; and their objectivity is fairly well known among others. They are very charming, diplomatic and polite in general expression or communication.
Here the individual has many lessons to learn in areas of partnerships, marriage and co-operation with others. In past incarnations, he had to account only to himself for all his thoughts and actions. Now in the current life, his soul remembers all the individualism and independence he enjoyed. While he may pretend to be a good listener for the sake of society’s acceptance, he rarely takes advice given to him. Instead, he spends most of his energy developing whatever abilities he has, while constantly seeking approval for the efforts he has made.
Although he will be the last to admit it openly, he never quite notices others as much as himself. He has great apprehensions about being outdone, and will go far out of his way to secure for himself a position where his dominion will not be challenged. If the rest of the horoscope shows strength, then this is truly the individual who wishes to be ‘King of the Mountain’.
Although his experiences in this incarnation teach him to sacrifice for others, he never truly sacrifices himself, for he has spent lifetimes building to a point where he has now become an independent spirit. He can relate to others so long as they don’t shackle or bind his sense of freedom. If he feels someone close to him is inhibiting his self-expression, he will do all he can to extricate himself from the relationship. Thus, the marriage state is not one that comes easy for him.
Individuals with these Nodes are either single or divorced, or at least separated in consciousness from their spouse. They find it difficult to believe that the continuance of their own past-life selfishness is creating all the problems for which they are now blaming others. They must learn how to give with a whole heart, rather than symbolically throwing a bone here and there just to keep the pack quiet.
This individual is usually so out of harmony with himself as being part of a greater universe that he is prone to develop a chronic impairment or impediment, either physical or emotional, which he ultimately uses for sympathy. The last thing he is willing to accept is a sense of failure, for he constantly feels the needs to prove his own self-sufficiency.
Sometimes he is seen by others as a battler, well guarded against any threats to his ego. Since he truly doesn’t like to be dependent on others, his loyalties are questionable. Underneath it all, his past incarnations have taught him to be faithful to himself, and therein his allegiance ends.
For those who wish to join him, he will be their patron, but rarely will he go out of his way to join them. He is a ‘loner’, conscious of his own unique individuality, and proud of the ways in which he knows he can retain it.
His karma is to learn consideration for others, for in his desire to be the center of attention he projects himself as more important than he usually is, thereby shutting out the very love he claims he is being denied. Still, he desires to control others, and in this ability to control he bases his security.
He is capable of great achievements, but he rarely reaches the levels of his capabilities because he is so wrapped up on self that he fails to see the cosmic scope of his personal ideas. He must learn to view the reflections of his thoughts and actions and to realize that there are always two sides to a coin. Eventually he comes to understand that while both sides of an issue may be totally different, neither ie better or worse than the other.
His major growth occurs when he can detach from himself and impersonally laugh at all the ego-centered ideas that ruled him in the past. He must ultimately come to the point at which he is willing to take all the power, strength and confidence that his prior incarnations have built and give it away to others who need it more. He must do this wholeheartedly without a sense of martyrdom, for if his giving becomes ego-involved in any way then he remains on his lonely island. But if his generosity is truly dedicated without pride in giving, then he has an infinite blessing to offer as he inspires confidence and strength in others.
He can give others the will to live where there was none. He can make others aware of their own self-worth. But all the while he is not to ask for anything in return, for if he learns to focus his energies on helping others, then he will be amazed to find how God keeps providing all his own needs.
In this Rahu-Ketu position, there is a guaranteed built-in unhappiness every time he focuses, he energies on himself. If married, he will have much to learn from his second child, as well as in his relationships with nieces and nephews.
He is destined to devote his life to others. Actually he has been preparing for many lifetimes to meet now the person or persons who need him the most. In some cases the spouses is an escapist who must be given the strength and confidence to face reality.
Whether married or single, this individual eventually comes to learn that his life is a mission, dedicated to another soul or in fact many souls needing more than he does. His karmic lessons are in developing kindness and an understanding nature. As soon as he does this, he is rewarded a thousand to one for all he gives.
The sign which contains the Ketu shows the ways in which too much residue of past-life concern for the self can hamper progress. The sign which contains the Rahu shows the ways in which the individual can reach fulfillment through sacrificing the self for others.
Increase your consideration for others. Take an objective look at how others respond to your self-projection and do what you can to improve it. Detach yourself from your over-concern with your image. Channel your energies into marriage and other one-to-one relationships.
In the seventh house, there can be hang-ups about harmony or co-operation. Depending on the phase of nodal balance, the person can be far too easily influenced or far too convinced that his or her way is the only way. The underlying cause of this is a lack of firm partnership goals. This person is torn between involvement at any cost and preservation of his or her highly comfortable image of self as a good or beautiful person.
Less frequently, there’s an inability for the small talk and role playing that’s necessary to attract others. This seems to be a problem connected to the overcompensation phase of nodal balance.
Rahu in the seventh house dreams of gaining much through marriage and / or other relationships. He or she truly believes that teaming up with others will improve his or her lot in life. This person hopes to gain respect vicariously, through marriage or some other type of affiliation, and feels that success and happiness will be guaranteed once he or she finds his or her ‘other half’ - someone who embodies those qualities that he or she feels are lacking in his or her own make-up. This person has a great deal of sensitivity. He or she also has a great deal of psychic ability; unfortunately, both are liable to be repressed. Aggressive pursuit of an alter ego tends to drive the dream further and further out of reach until the person is forced to look within for the repressed or lacking qualities.
He/she often insist on asserting independence and individuality; and this sometimes is detrimental to relationship success and co-operation with others. Self-preoccupation is indicated by your 1st house Ketu, and excessive concern with your own needs often makes you unconscious of others’ reactions.
He/she insist on living in your own way, and can fail to pay attention to the wiser advice of others. His/her need for freedom is felt strongly; and whenever anyone invades your space or expects relationship demands and commitments, you feel independence is threatened. Often, you react against this by reasserting your individuality, usually by withdrawing from the relationship. This tendency implies difficulty in maintaining long-term relationships, and could indicate divorce, separations, or relationships characterized by considerable freedom and space between partners.
You need to become aware of your innate selfishness, look at yourself honestly, and discover how to give freely to others, instead of just taking for yourself. You may lack harmony between yourself and the ‘world’, and suffer from a disruption of free-flowing relationship energy; this can stimulate ill-health, physical or emotional, which could be used to gain sympathy and your own way.
Because of assertiveness, you may remain a ‘loner’ - believing in your self-sufficiency - and you may rarely accept that you have ‘failed’ in anything. You prefer to feel at the center of things, holding an important role and supervising people; if you do achieve this, you will feel secure. The point, though, is that, from such a position, you should discover how to be more considerate of others and how to meet their needs more effectively.
The challenge is to become able to give to others without thought of personal gain. Fundamentally, you are a strong, confident person, but one who tends to take more than to share; learn to give to those in need, and life will be enriched and relationships renewed. In fact, you will discover much of value to share with others, and of course vice versa. You may observe that, when you act from a selfish standpoint, the results fail to satisfy, or cause suffering for all concerned. The more creative and positive way is to give freely and risk sharing with others. Your perspective needs to widen beyond yourself. Your future growth and happiness depends on opening to others, and experiencing the joy that can occur in true relationships.
This house is opposite the 1st, so things go into reverse. What was negative with the Ketu is now positive with the Rahu. The 7th house is one for making contracts and agreements; but care must be taken that the agreements are mutual. The terms of a contract, for example, must be observed by both parties; and each party should derive some benefit from it. We find the Node in the 7th house in individuals of two types. Firstly, we find it in those who are egocentric and think that everything should revolve round themselves. Such people never make proper contracts or enter into genuine partnerships. Secondly, we find it in those who are not forceful enough to assert, ‘I want my share’. Usually such people try to justify themselves by a show of ethics, saying, ‘It is wrong to be mercenary; we should give without expecting anything in return. We ought not to look for praise after doing a good deed, nor should we take money for spiritual work’.
There has to be give and take in the 7th house. It also corresponds to the sign Tula/Libra, the Scales, the balance of accounts between the ‘You’ and the ‘I’. The presence of the Node in the 7th house means that we must keep striking a balance between ourselves and others. In the main, it serves to hold our fits of egotism in check. We must make sure that our agreements are fair to both sides, and must check them objectively, is not entirely wrapped up in emotion.
When the Rahu is in the 7th house, this can mean that we are not keen on commitment or that we are unduly nervous of provisos. Therefore we must learn to enter into permanent relationships. These will have certain consequences: they will bind us, impose obligations on us, and limit our personal freedom. Also, in our development, the tie to a partner draws us in a certain direction or limits our range of movement. But whole-hearted commitment is perfectly natural; and it is important to cultivate a willingness to enter into valid relationships. These involve natural duties and restrictions; which may, in time, be felt as a deprivation of liberty; which is why there is often a reluctance to seek such commitments.
With Rahu in the 7th house, the idea is to moderate one’s characteristics and self-absoprtion in order to leave the other party to the contract equal scope for self-expression. They deserve the same rights and benefits as we have, and the same degree of freedom to be themselves. The keywords of the Rahu in the 7th house are reciprocity and equilibrium. As a regulatory feature, we often find the node in the 7th house accompanied by many planets on the Ascendant to balance the egocentricity. When there are conflicts within the partnership, we can restore the status quo by opening up and recognizing that it is up to us to make the first move. With the Rahu in the 7th house, the ‘I’ is afraid to trust, or to accept help from, the ‘You’. The ‘I’ must overcome its fear and hesitation and be prepared for commitment.
With the Ketu in 1st house, the person’s  greatest growth, evolution, and fulfillment come through evolution and liberation. In past lifetimes the person was too selfish or self-directed, and now must learn how to compromise and co-operate with the individual of his heart’s desire. Love relationships and marriage are essential, and must not be resisted or opposed, except under extenuating circumstances for brief intervals. The person must discover how to surrender his personal motives and viewpoints, and open up to the needs and concerns of his companion. He is born with confidence, assertiveness, and self-reliance. He has an over-developed personality and sense of independence.
With Ketu in 1st House  the person has had his way for so many lifetimes, he now, unconsciously, finds the experience empty. Consequently, he immerses himself in relationships which entail great surrender and compromise. To counter this tendency, he should be extremely careful before marrying. He must not in any way assume that a marriage partner will change or alter her desires, behavior, or lifestyle sometime in the future. The sacrifices and concessions necessary in the beginning of the relationship, though they may actually be quite intense and unfair, are certain to continue during the duration of the union. A tremendous amount of devotion is to be learned. It is crucial to note that evolution occurs through affinity with the love partner, not with friends, teachers, or gurus.
The person should develop his social life. Happiness comes from lending a sympathetic ear and cultivating sensitivity to the cares and needs of others. Any activities involving beauty, arts, sweets, jewellery etc are to be favored. The person should work on being more idealistic, generous, and affectionate. He should nurture his intellectual, contemplative side and forego his habitual impulsive tendencies. He should try to create balance, harmony, and serenity wherever he goes. The more the person lets go of his personal ego desires, and the more he cultivates tolerance, love, and appreciation, the happier and more fulfilled he will be.
Rahu in the seventh house indicates intense cravings for love relationships, as well as significant ups and downs in married life. Minor issues which need to be addressed are constantly arising (to be dealt with). The spouse is worldly, materialistic, powerful, and manipulative or domineering. The Ketu in the first house indicates a spiritual, ascetic, and psychic personality. However, confidence is weakened and the person may be shy, impish, or rather invisible. The nodes in the signs are of much less significance.

30 November 2013

Rahu in 6th House & Ketu in 12th House

Dear ardent readers here comes the sixth in the series of Rahu / Ketu  in Houses, The earlier series on Rahu / Ketu in Signs published in 2007 also is equally important & worthwhile reading, however care should be taken not to apply these writings verbatim on any chart, as there are many other factors, combinations, aspects etc which need to be studied always before coming to any conclusion.

The Rahu in the Sixth House is good for the native’s health, and even when he is ailing, or seriously ill at some time of his life, Rahu will help him to get over his illness, so that if his life should be despaired of he will have a chance of recovery. It also implies good fortune derived from employees; and if the horoscope on the whole predicts it, it confirms gain through an inheritance. Integration only comes to this individual through service. Must come out of his work and he would have been isolated through self-undoing in the past. Either enforced seclusion, or restrictions due to lack of compassion in the past, has made it easy to retreat this time. Fulfillment comes to this individual through serving others and losing the sense of separateness. Humility, the last virtue to be attained, can be the keynote of his life if the individual is willing to serve others with no concern about the self. In order for any of us to become something, we have to be willing to be nothing. This is the message of the sixth house.

With Rahu in the sixth, he needs to work and to be of service to others. He must learn to do for others with no regard for himself. He needs to lose the self-interest toward which he tends to gravitate. This also includes learning discrimination, attention to details, and discipline from too much daydreaming. He also must concentrate on health matters for the protection of his physical body. He needs to bring compassion down to the practical level.

Ketu in the twelfth indicates spiritual bent of mind in the present and previous lives and sensitivity. Here is the person with a talent for working with the sick or mentally insecure. It gives a drive to seek seclusion and an inclination to meditate. With bad aspects it could give an alienation from society. This position seems to be karmic; and there is a very definite secret, sacrificial service of some kind involved, depending upon sign and aspects. The person with the Ketu in the twelfth house may have a martyr complex, which must be used at its highest in sacrificial service and delving into the secrets of the subconscious, bringing them to the light of the conscious mind. This position gives many nurses and doctors.

The Ketu in the Twelfth House is not so favorable position. It causes incessant worries and troubles during the whole period of occupying this house, or when it passes through it again, unless benefic aspects from other planets are in operation at the same time. It causes loss of money, and unsatisfactory business transactions. It makes powerful enemies and merciless creditors, and is also a sign of ill-health and troubles of all kinds, Ketu in Twelfth house has one very good affect and that is ‘Ultimate Spiritual Progress’ surpassing all other traits.

This condition often signifies work-related areas and importance in life. For some reason, they are highly inspired to do things others may not want to do. For spiritual growth, this is quite a good position of the Rahu. For some reason, their interest in life is not tremendous but just a passing stage in the Karmic line-up. Physical health is maintained considerably well, and they may even get into diet foods, meditation and related areas. In their prior life, they came fairly close to achieving the secret of the universal escape, but missed it by a short margin. This aspect often provides self-confining tendencies to elevate one’s position in the universal race.

This individual spends most of his time in deep thought. He likes to be left alone so that uninterrupted by others he can let his inner reflections sift through the karmic memories of all his past incarnations. This is not to say that he doesn’t like company, or that he’s even aware of what he’s doing. The fact is that he goes so deep as to become totally oblivious to anything he is thinking about! He loses himself in himself.
Always the conscious reason for going inward is based on logical intention, but the individual tends to reach the point where all logic eludes him. The subtlety of the depths he reaches remains a mystery even to him!
One of his greatest problems is that while he stays inside himself he is preventing others from stabilizing his mental journeys. As a result, he accumulates enormous past-life fears, having no idea whether they are real or imagined, or just a compressed collection of the mental scenery on his inward journeys. Still the basis of his outward life is built on fear and imagination, and regardless of how strong the rest of the chart is, he keeps having moments of not being able to find confidence in himself.

He is a lot like the turtle constantly peeking out of his shell. People close to him see his life as a tendency to avoid all that seems real. He spends most of his time watching others from behind a see-through mirror. Ultimately he comes to believe that the rest of the world is viewing him with the same scrutiny. There is a latent paranoia built into this Nodal position. In areas of work he is an unusually poor organizer, leaving many scattered ends behind him and always feeling that there are not enough hours in the day to complete his chores. His problem is that he doesn’t know how to budget his time, and as a result he is constantly trying to catch up to the present. Part of his life will at one time be involved with hospitals, institutions or organizations which demand him to structure his ways. He needs this in order to come out of his inner self..

The big karmic lesson is for him to learn responsibility instead of feeling sorry for all the woes that seem to beset him. More than any other house in the zodiac, he cries at the slightest hurt either real or imagined. Sometimes the crying is inward, but always it is there, for on the very deepest levels he feels that the love he has to give goes unnoticed and unappreciated. Because he thinks this way, he becomes his own creator of gloom; and woe to the person who tries to pull him out, for then he will have a receptive ear for all the past-life hurts, fears and worries.

Underneath all else, he is a bottomless well of fretting, with not enough deep faith in the positive outcome of events. He must work on building trust so that he can have the strength to come out of his shell. Once he does, he is one of the most compassionate, beautiful and useful people in the zodiac. His sixth house Rahu gives him great pleasure in helping others, but he cannot do this well until he realizes and accepts the fact that in this incarnation he has chosen a life of sacrifice. He must learn how to organize his thoughts, his work and his diet, for he is a natural-born healer, capable of defying the limits of practical medicine with his own more mystical methods of curing. But a talent is not a talent until it is developed, and an individual is not more than he thinks he is. Ultimately he will come to learn that his greatest gift is faith. But he will work long and hard to reach that awareness.

Part of the current life might be spent nursing or coping with physical or mental illness, either in himself or in others close to him. His major growth occurs when he realizes that all illness is no more than a disharmony in the body reflecting disharmony in thought. Something inside himself is constantly trying to tell him this, and he must learn not to allow his past-life fears to block what is now being opened for him. Many with these Nodes go through experiences of illnesses that miraculously disappear, to the amazement of medical doctors, dentists and other professional practitioners. The karmic lesson here is to learn the higher reason why, for as soon as understanding is reached, the new-born faith starts to heal. Once he becomes aware of the power of his faith, he becomes a veritable house of power. As he builds in more positive thought currents, he automatically learns not to criticize others for the lack of perfection he sees in them.  His outlook on life remains clinical i.e scrutinizing and diagnosing all with which he comes in contact.

Of all the Nodal positions, this is the most difficult one to open up to past incarnations. The twelfth house Ketu has completed a karmic path, and is ready to get evolved, which is also in essence an indicator of getting Spiritually evolved, the details of which are to remain forever sealed in past times, even though the subtle essence still remains. Lifetimes of escaping from inner torment have been completed. The individual must come to realize that most of his inner negativity is not related to the current life, but only exists through his continuing to think along a track which has already ended. He still has inner feelings of being persecuted which he must learn to bury once and for all, for the more he allows himself to dwell in such thoughts, the more he will inadvertently recreate such circumstances. He should learn to realize the past for exactly what it is: no more than a memory, and no more real than a photograph in his mind, which he now has the free choice of holding on to for the sake of its misery or discarding so that he may step out into a productive new world.

Once he can put his entire state of consciousness into a positive and productive outlook on life, he will be able to start experiencing a new meaning to his existence. The sign which contains the Ketu shows the ways in which the individual blocks his current-life advancement by withdrawing into karma he has already completed. The sign which contains the Rahu indicates the ways in which he can now develop a fruitful life through service. In the sixth house there can be hang-ups about imperfections, dedication, or service. Narrow-mindedness and intolerance are frequently at the root of these hang-ups. A lack of confidence and a strong fear of rejection are common side effects. Everything must be black or white; gray is intolerable; ‘almost’ doesn’t count at all. This holds true both in self-judgment and in judgment of other people.

Total success is this person’s ultimate goal; nothing else is acceptable. There’s a tendency to frequently test other people’s dedication by throwing out obstacles or challenges which must be met if the tested person wants to retain the esteem and respect. Extreme urgency is a keynote - there’s always some crisis to be solved or some need that must be filled immediately. Otherwise, dissatisfaction sets in.
Sometimes, the person may retreat from the real world entirely either via the nervous breakdown route or through involvement in some idealistic pursuit. Typically, this person makes excessive demands on himself or herself and talks a great deal about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ people, things, and attitudes. He or she is generally disappointed in friends, work and everything else because expectations are set at such an unreasonably high level.

Rahu in the sixth house dreams of being vital, energetic, and physically and mentally healthy. They may want to be actively involved in some sort of healing art or profession. They dream of becoming psychic healers, doctors, renowned herbalists, or people noted for their healthy, attractive bodies. They dream of finding a way to take care of their body without foregoing self-indulgence and hope of being able to pass this way on to others. Sometimes mental health is emphasized rather than physical health. This person wants very much to be thought of as perceptive. He or she typically feels isolated from others and has difficulty finding emotional satisfaction. Much time is spent examining both emotions and the physical state, hoping to find a key that will allow him or her to feel more in tune with others. Self-deceit or attempts to deceive others may keep perceptions and well-being blocked or lead to misguided or self-defeating action.
You may experience slipping back into the depths of your unconscious mind, moving beyond rational thought, and accessing irrational and imaginative sources. You tend to be introverted, often with a distracted attention as you prefer to avoid involvement in the mundane world. This could either become a form of escapism - and evasion of responsibility and duties - or more positively and creatively be directed toward meditation, contemplation, and a creative artistic spirit. Results depend upon application and choice. You may feel that life is a dreamlike state; this depends on how effectively you separate inner activity from external reality.

This inward mental attention does affect daily life. You may be less efficient and organized at work or when performing domestic tasks. Through diverting energy and interest toward inner realms, you often leave work unfinished and then claim the excuse of insufficient time. This can become a normal behavior pattern. Even if you had more time, however, you may still fail to complete tasks as your attention suddenly fades. To change this tendency, and to become more mundanely anchored, you could benefit from an organizational structure which requires self-discipline and shows how careful planning and a focused will can be efficient.
There may be various inner fears and indistinct worries which preoccupy your mind and make you feel sorry for yourself. What may be needed is greater self-responsibility, and an effort to become more positive and trusting of life, so that fears can be banished. Then you can feel confident to dare to face the real world. You are quite capable of doing this; but any avoidance habit may inhibit progress, since you do prefer retreating into a private inner world, especially at times during relationships when you believe your love for another is unappreciated.

You need to be helpful to others, but may be reticent in moving beyond a protective shell. Your usefulness depends on passing beyond these restrictive behavior patterns. Reaching out to embrace life, accepting your total nature, and improving communication with others is your way forward.
There may be a phase of illness - either your own or that of someone else close to you - which offers a lesson that much illness, being psychosomatic in nature, is caused by states of inner disharmony of thought, emotions, attitudes and values. This can be through emotional repression which generates physical side-effects, tension, and stress. If you can perceive the cause behind the obvious symptoms, identify the real underlying problem, and make a conscious, deliberate effort to transform and resolve the problem, amazing healings can occur. The path of healing may then attract your attention, and you could have healing abilities which can be awakened. Linking your observational abilities and empathic contact to your personal growth, and introducing more positive attitudes, could help transform you into a ‘healer’, especially in the alternative medicine field. Once you deal with your problems, you should experience a more fulfilling sense of meaning and purpose, especially when you share yourself with others.

Here our problems are existential, and we are concerned with maintaining ourselves - unlike the situation in the 5th house, where we simply stand and make our presence felt and where being is more important than doing. However, even the 6th house is not primarily concerned with doing, but with getting a clear idea of what one is capable of doing. The 6th house is a mutable house; and mutable houses always have to do with realization. It employs the process of realization to find its own ‘untapped market’. It prompts us to ask, ‘Where are abilities like mine in demand, where am I needed, where would I fit in?’ The question may appear to be academic, but it is real enough, for a 6th house presupposes a 5th - i.e., it presupposes that we already possess 5th-house self-assurance and enjoy a certain status.

In the 6th house we are concerned with being able to make proper use of the ‘I’ that has been put to the test in the 5th house. Thus we are concerned with becoming part of the environment, and with making a personal contribution to it, while earning a living at the same time. Basically, in the 6th house - especially if the Node is positioned there - we should look on ourselves as a supplier who can satisfy a demand, saying, ‘I wish to make a contribution to my local community. Now where is this contribution required?’ It is a question of putting others first, because the 6th house is a house of service.

The principle of service should be recognized as a valid principle, as when it is said of a king that he is the chief servant of his people. Similarly, the 6th house does not necessitate servility, or passive, compliant acceptance. It calls for a positive contribution, provided our contribution meets a real need; for this is what service is all about. Often we have to do hard work, and make an effort that taxes our strength and may even seem to be bad for us; but, with the Node in the 6th house, such experiences are a necessary part of life. We can grit our teeth and say, ‘I know this is no good to me. Nevertheless, I will do it, because the situation calls for it’. If we are harboring some illusion about our abilities, the Node in the 6th house will undeceive us, and will show us the truth about what we can and cannot do. In the 6th house, it is important to perform, as briskly and as cheerfully as possible, the task that lies to hand. We need to resist the temptation to sit and dream. Success in the 6th house comes by tackling a job oneself, without waiting for someone else to do it. One should do one’s best, even if the task seems to be beneath one’s dignity, or leaves us feeling that we always have to do everything ourselves, because it is by our personal participation that everything gets underway and is organized. The whole secret of the 6th house lies in the continual fulfillment of obligations, and in a wholehearted application of one’s abilities to achieve common goals.

If the Rahu is in the sixth house, the person’s greatest growth, evolution, and fulfillment come through routine service, daily work, and attention to details. In past lives, the person has been dreamy, idealistic, religious, and spiritual. Now he must focus on practical matters and learn to deal with boundaries, essentials, and necessities. Careers involving nursing, cooking, haircutting, etc. are all favored. Or the person may fulfill his destiny in any pursuit dealing with knowledge and information. He may be a good writer, editor, accountant, or bookkeeper. The person must investigate, analyze, and evaluate on a daily basis.

The person may have been born wanting to help everyone else, with little concern for his own personal needs. Now he is here to focus on self-improvement, progress, and full development of his talents. He should take care of the quality of his appearance and the food he eats. Health matters are important, and the person should exercise and learn about preventative medicine and healing techniques. He has to relinquish his easygoing ways, and make a lifestyle of discriminating, judging, and attaining perfection in earthly matters. He should work on precision, manual dexterity, technical skills, and any crafts of his choice. Duty and discipline are crucial in this lifetime.

The person should be picky. He should be cautious and careful, and intensely examine all issues. He should seek to understand the details and mechanics of things. The more knowledge he gains, the happier he will be. His task is to categorize and compartmentalize, and create order wherever chaos exists. He should leave wisdom, idealism, and broad perspectives to philosophers. His efforts should be directed toward solving problems and overcoming obstacles. Old tendencies of profound, compassionate sacrifice should be avoided. The person is here for minor service, and he will suffer if he acts the part of ‘savior’, or allows others to take advantage of his generous nature. Enjoyment of small pets is favored. Purity and innocence are essential, and the person must never function out of improper motives.
Rahu in the sixth house indicates good health and a powerful appetite. The person defeats his enemies and competitors with ease, and therefore may reach the top of his chosen field with little interference or resistance. The Ketu in the twelfth is good for spiritual growth and enlightenment.