27 August 2016

Rahu in 12th House and Ketu in 6th House

Dear ardent readers here comes the twelfth and the last in the series of Rahu/Ketu in Houses. The earlier series on Rahu/Ketu in signs published in 2007 also is equally important and 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 a conclusion. The masculine gender has been used only for the ease of writing

This position of the Rahu in the Twelfth House, though not very fortunate, nevertheless brings relief in trouble. It gives Faith, and enables the native to convince himself that all is not lost. He will have to struggle and defend himself; there will be difficult periods in his life; but he/she will conquer with the aid of the benefic planets, and more prosperous times will come in the course of the revolutions of the Rahu.
In the Sixth House, the Ketu will cause serious disorders in health, and countless difficulties with subordinates, some of whom will try to harm the native; and may even rob him or endeavor to deprive him of his position. It is also a sign of disagreements with relatives and friends.

Has ability to clear payments due from past karma by self-initiated channel of service. Work with those limited and afflicted would be fulfilling and integrative. Illness anxiety disorder tendencies could be there which must be overcome. Subconscious tendency to identify with negative conditions needs eliminating through positive and uplifting emotions. In other lifetimes, negativity might have been brought on disharmony and disease in the physical body. In this life, helping others achieve a new and happier outlook is the way for this person to find fulfillment and peace of mind.

Rahu in twelfth house takes self-sacrifice. It is helping those less fortunate, those handicapped or afflicted. This is done in a quiet, unassuming way. The person must learn compassion, learn to accept others as they are, and to help them in spite of any differences. This is the position of karma, and seems to call for some kind of payment. Many times this position produces doctors and nurses, and would seem to be an excellent way to fulfill this twelfth house position. Since this is the house of the subconscious mind, the person needs to develop and release these vast resources, bringing them to the threshold of the conscious mind by expanding his ability to meditate. In its lighter vein, this is the sign of the poet, indicating another means of liberating the storehouse of the subconscious mind and its vast inspirations. The degree of success would depend upon its connection with Mercury, Jupiter, and the third and ninth houses.

Ketu in the sixth is the critic or the worker. Here the Ketu gives an instinctive knowledge on health matters and a drive to learn more concerning this. It gives a desire to serve others and a constant changing of working conditions. There is great attention to detail with the ability to weed out. This individual knows how to work, and much more so when this Ketu is favorably aspected by Mars. Ketu here denotes mysterious illnesses, those difficult to diagnose. Many doctors and nurses have Ketu in the sixth. The tendency to be critical and to take everything apart is strong with Ketu in this location, and can be, to some extent, severe, the sign involved considered.

Rahu in the 12th house often signifies that one has a lot to learn in this lifetime, with or without individual choice. The work area is often a confining issue for them. However, it is a part of their lifestyle that they cannot get rid of. Working with institutions or dealing with behind-the-scenes activities is quite significant for them in this lifetime. They use considerable amounts of psychic sensitivity in their routine lifestyle. In their work, they are quite methodical, practical, punctual and steady. The digestive system or problems with circulation need(s) attention in this case. Physical health, in general, may not be necessarily weak. Their tendency to daydreaming on the job or uncommon work hours is significant; and sometimes they even get to like that schedule. Affairs of Karma or life as a continuous process are significant for them; and their interest in reincarnation is amazingly worth noting.

Here the individual undergoes a crisis in consciousness. Whether he is actually aware of it or not, much of his life is spent in deep thought.He finds the physical world exhausting. From time to time, he has to deal with illnesses which take him out of the competitive arena, strongly affecting his abilities to work.
When he is working, he finds conditions intolerable. He feels either underpaid or, at the very least, unappreciated for all he has to offer. He becomes so wrapped up in the circumstances surrounding whatever he is doing that he allows his attitudes toward his job to permeate all areas of his life.

He has much prior-life memories of order and organization; yet everywhere he goes, he sees chaos.
In past incarnations, he could have been a perfectionist, critical of the world around him. Now the imperfections he sees weaken him to the point that he feels unable to cope. The world is perceived as not quite giving him all that it could.

Some with these Nodes tend to dwell in self-pity, while others nourish an embittered resentment. There are feelings of jealousy directed toward other people’s well-being, which they perceive as being less earned than their own. Usually there is an inflated sense of ego at the source of the problem. The self as developed in past incarnations is now seen as a perfected ideal, stationed above the rest of humanity. In his own private thoughts, this individual will rarely admit that he has a tendency to look down upon others. Yet, secretly he sees everyone as less perfect than himself.

He would sooner go unemployed than work at a job which he feels is beneath him. It is certain, however, that circumstances will force him to do such work even though it is against his every principle. Having tendencies to internalize his anger, he creates one very real illness after another, until ultimately he reaches the point that he feels justified in blaming his work conditions for his poor state of health.
Carrying a past incarnation feeling that society has shut him out, he sees himself as a neglected child deprived of the central core of richness in life which is there for others but somehow not for himself. He spends too much energy trying to impress others, and not enough in developing a fullness within himself. More than anything else, he must learn to look inside, where he will find the answers to all of his problems.

Many with these Nodes watch life pass them by, spending all too much of their time and energy wrapped up in petty thoughts. There is a strong residue of past-life nervousness in the sixth house Ketu, wherein this individual literally eats away at himself by trying to digest into his system of order every tiny detail that comes to his attention.

He must learn how to discriminate between what is important in terms of his life’s values and what are just transitory upsets which will pass in due time.

Through his constant questioning, he creates for himself a sexual problem, rooting itself deeply in fears of failure. And so unable is he to face his fears that he will compound the problem by developing a pattern of abnormal sexual response designed to mask his feelings of inadequacy.

Though he tries not to, he keeps seeing himself as a helpless pebble on the beach of thousands. In prior lives, he would have managed to control his universe. Now the world seems larger than he would like, and he does all he can to prevent himself from feeling too small by comparison.

His growth starts the moment he begins to see himself not only as part of a greater whole but as containing within himself the essence of the entire universe. He must break his past-incarnation tendency to put the world in little boxes; and instead search for the seed of all within himself: here he will find the abundant richness he has been so desperately seeking.

Periods of forced isolation help to bring him to a higher consciousness through which he ultimately learns that things can be different without one necessarily being better or worse than the other.

By going deep into himself, he will realize that all of life’s conditions depend entirely on how much he can relinquish his hold on trying to overturn the world and re-channel his energies toward overturning himself.
He does well by immersing himself in the works of a large institution where he can develop a group-consciousness, focusing on the collective good of the whole rather than dwelling in the collected residue of his past-life bitterness.

He will be tested many times in areas which help him to develop compassion, until he ultimately sees that judging others actually prevents his own happiness.

His past-life karma is erased when he learns how to flow rather than allow his life to keep interrupting itself by petty distractions. He must attune himself to the essence of the universe rather than attempt to sort everything into neat little compartments. The compartments are like a house of cards, and only after they topple does he realize that his purpose in life is very far from what he originally thought.

He can then learn how to loosen up and bathe in the beauty of all God’s creation, rather than seeing only a part of God and calling the part he sees ‘All’. As soon as he can greet change willingly, bending while the winds of circumstance flow through his being, he is on the path.

Eventually he will leave the world where people manipulate each other and walk through the doorway to a higher harmony. In preparation, he must transcend the subconscious past-life memories of physical problems that still weigh him down, and start to climb the cosmic ladder which leads to the realization of his soul. He must learn how to appreciate the wonder of all he sees without enmeshing himself in the details of why or how. When he accepts this, his life’s work can be a great culmination of all that has come before him.
Although his work may bring him behind the scenes, there is a good possibility that it can come to public attention. He must also learn that the physical state of his health is totally dependent upon the purity and stability of his inner mind.

Truly this is the Nodal position of mind over matter; and the life will be a karmic transition from the world of matter into the consciousness of infinite spirit.

The sign which contains the Ketu indicates the ways in which former incarnations brought the individual to preoccupy himself with physical matter. The sign which contains the Rahu shows how he can now transform his soul into the pure essence of Divine Mind.

In the twelfth house, the hang-up is connected with self-understanding. The problem often stems from a combination of fatalism and a lack of determination. Because of a lack of appreciation for self, this person craves appreciation from others to foster self-worth. But because self-worth can only be gained from within, external appreciation seldom changes this person’s perceptions. Self-sabotaging and illnesses are manifestations of this confused, inferior concept of self-potential.

Sometimes this nodal position manifests in an inability to share feelings, or just plain shyness. Quite often in childhood this person suffered experiences that made him or her withdrawn or unreachable. Sometimes these involve parents; other times they took place in the early school environment. Sulking, brooding and depression are common.

Rahu in the twelfth house dreams of feeling at ease with others when in a group or one-to-one encounter, but also wants to be able to spend quite a bit of time alone. He or she wants to be something of an enigma. This person is changeable in moods and work habits. This affects his or her ability to take advantage of opportunities for dream fulfillment. While actual physical or mental health may be good, the person may allude to some mysterious tragic flaw or skeleton in the closet that prevents success. Less frequently, there’s a tangible problem in this respect. The person is highly self-critical and equally critical of others, thus preventing successful interaction with others as well as with the subconscious.

The realm of work influences his sense of well-being; but the implication is that he will feel restricted and limited, creating feelings of dissatisfaction and resistance. This can come from earning a living from work that fails to interest him, or that does not utilize his talents and constricts opportunities for personal development. His employment can be felt as boring, stagnating, and stultifying, offering little job satisfaction; these frustrations will cast a dark shadow over the rest of his life. If this is his experience, his need to invest more effort and attention to changing his working environment, perhaps pursuing an alternative career or changing his life priorities.

He would prefer to see order in the world, and should adjust lifestyle accordingly, failing to comprehend why much of life appears chaotic, illogical, or unnecessary, and why people make the most of their suffering as a consequence of their attitudes and choices. Sometimes he would assume a ‘superior’ attitude in this respect, although, if his work sphere is not satisfying, he would be creating his own suffering instead of changing it.
Inner pressures can build from repressing feelings of anger and resentment, and he may sometimes believe that life does not reward his efforts. Try to avoid this buildup, or else he may create health problems caused by festering emotional energies, which can result in physical or psychological illness.

Attempting to impress people will make him uncomfortable and generate feelings of ‘selling himself out’. It will be valuable to explore his inner self, because, by looking within, he will discover answers. He needs to determine what is truly important and discriminate between whatever is meaningful and lasting and that which is only temporary and passing. Deciding priorities can be revealing; and an important step is to make his life-style harmonize with his nature which this can lead to radical changes.

Instead of reacting against facts of life with which he disagrees, he should re-channel his energies to enable self-understanding in order to build a suitable lifestyle, one which draws out those qualities, talents and abilities that he knew were there, but which had not been allowed expression. If this can be achieved, then satisfaction and fulfillment will be great. The key to this lies in yourself, as it is likely that the world will not easily give you opportunities, and you may have to act independently. The richness found within can satisfy his search.

Avoid fragmenting life if possible; try to see and experience it as a unity; move freely with the winds of change. Provided this can be done with compassion and understanding for others, potential exists to realize more meaning and purpose. It may require releasing assumed values and substituting more appropriate ones. Then his life can be adjusted to accord with the new values. He will have the character to succeed if he can make those changes revealed necessary by an inner examination of priorities. Just feeling dissatisfied is not the answer. Unless one deals with the feeling, it will only create more resentment; turning within and changing can provide new signposts and directions for him to follow.

The 12th house is the one furthest removed from the outside world. In addition, it is a very introvert house and corresponds to the passive sign of Pisces(When we look at it from the Signs perspective the 12th Sign is Pisces). The native waits for someone with initiative to make a move. It is the place of turning inward and of self-discovery. The Node in the 12th house means that this person needs, from time to time, to withdraw from active life for the purpose of self-remembering.

Here we do not exhibit ourselves to the world, but keep some space between it and us for the sake of being wholly ourselves. Being ourselves implies knowing and accepting ourselves for the ones we really are. Self-observation, self-knowledge, and self-discovery are tasks to be undertaken here.

In addition, there is something greater and more pivotal we can do. We can discover our membership of the greater, or cosmic Whole, our relationship to humanity, and to God. This transcendental experience which is of generally the prime focus and importance to the 12th Rahu enables us to feel woven into an all-embracing Reality. Even though we are separate individuals, we are nevertheless parts of a macrocosm, the whole of creation. We do not perceive this in its unimaginable wealth of details, but can experience it as a unity.
The individual would not survive without being part of a whole. Incorporation of the self in a greater whole is the object of the 12th house, and the Rahu present here invites us to make that object our aim. Union with reality, which it can help us to attain, is the best and surest source of health.

There is no substitute for the basic confidence provided by discernment in the 12th house. It gives an awareness of infinite being in which all things are contained. Here, too, is the area of religion, where the experience of God transcends theory. And it includes the religious experience of someone who does not have a religion but is occupied (for example) with the cosmos as the infinite totality of space, and has much the same experience as a believer, although still understanding it differently.

Anyone who has this position of the Rahu/Ketu must learn not to regard abstract ideas as real entities. The place for these is the 6th house, which is the depository of those 12th-house creations that are useful for everyday life. But this experience of an infinity in which everything is contained, this experience of God or the Cosmos as a vast expanse, cannot be put into words; for in the 12th house we leave behind the area of the imaginable. Indeed, only by doing so can we have a genuine, deep, and all-embracing experience. Yet, because of its character, the experience is strange and unsettling, since all categories of thought, feeling, and doing are abandoned. On catching sight of this expanse, we are afraid of disintegrating, or of falling uncontrollably into a yawning abyss. It is a leap into nothingness, and resembles death.

We need to understand the Node in the 12th house in such a way that we are able, from time to time, to retire into this space that belongs to all created beings in the universe and yet is completely individual to us. We can learn to withdraw into ourselves; far enough, indeed, to become the Whole again. We can learn to pray, meditate, and contemplate.. Each of us will do this in our own way: one goes to church, another contemplates the starry sky. Getting results does not depend on the objective space with which one identifies, or on a given place, but depends on the capacity and the will to expand and direct one’s awareness.

If the Rahu is in the twelfth house, the person’s greatest growth, evolution, and fulfillment come through serving others in a profound way. In past lives, the person would have concentrated on daily work, mundane tasks, and his own perfection and self-improvement. Now he is to devote his energy to idealistic callings, benevolent endeavors, and the betterment of humankind. He may be drawn to medicine, psychology, metaphysics, mysticism, religion, or any activity which heals or uplifts others. Or he may relieve the pain and suffering of the masses through heartfelt artistic expression. The person is learning to let go of his old patterns of criticizing, evaluating, and picking things apart. Now he must be as generous as he can be. He should give, give, and then give more. He should live from the heart, not the mind. Happiness comes from working to further the highest vision of human life, with no thought of personal gain. The more noble and virtuous the person’s motives, the faster and greater his evolution will be.

The person should cultivate faith and develop his spiritual nature. His main task is to transcend self-interest. He should adopt a lifestyle of love, compassion, and understanding. Above all, he must never condemn or judge others, even the worst of the human race. The higher part of his being simple, will not tolerate small and narrow behavior. The person should champion the cause of peace, harmony, and brotherhood. He must look for the best in others and refrain from gossip, negativity, and pessimism. Of all possible life paths, his is the highest and most majestic. He should consider the spirit behind people’s actions, and bear in mind the complexity and rigor of human life.

The person here is to be cautious, careful, and sensible. He is seeking enlightenment and ultimate freedom. He wants to live a life of purity, devotion, and union with the infinite. He must pursue his ideals, visions, and inspirations. Material comforts are of little importance. The person may wish to perform major service. He may work in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, or other institutions which aid society. He must follow his intuition and feelings. He will be happy living near the sea. Artistic endeavors are favored.

In Hindu astrology, the Rahu in the twelfth indicates cravings for spiritual growth and ‘moksha’ - final liberation. There may also be intense sexual enjoyment. The Ketu in the sixth reveals very strong health, excellent ability to defeat enemies and competitors, and daily work involving metaphysical healing techniques.


15 August 2015

Rahu in 11th House and Ketu in 5th House

  Dear ardent readers here comes the eleventh in the series of Rahu/Ketu in Houses. The earlier series on Rahu/Ketu in signs published in 2007 also is equally important and 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 a conclusion. The masculine gender has been used only for the ease of writing.

In the Eleventh house, the Rahu gives many friends and supporters who will help the native to progress. It is a good position for associations, and also reveals the possibilities of becoming a leader, a Shining Light. Great social success is promised, in-as-much as the motion of the Node in the course of life cannot be otherwise than favourable for progress from the worldly as well as the mental standpoint. This position also indicates increased wealth for the Mother or the Wife; and this will benefit the native and his children, whose Father’s name and fame will help them in their turn.
In the Fifth House, the Ketu is detrimental to happiness in general. It may incline to gambling or speculation, which will not be successful; and pecuniary losses are inevitable, if the native indulges the tendency. It is also the cause of ill-health of the children, and anxiety on their account.

There may be children in this lifetime, but they will not be of much help or give much love to the individual. Energy expended in personal affections will not bring adequate satisfaction. Perhaps a treading of the primrose path, seeking pleasure and evading responsibility is a subconscious pattern of the past that is being redeemed in this lifetime. Friends will bring far more satisfaction and sustainment than family ties. Goals and objectives that deal with group endeavor or service of a universal nature will be successful, as well serving as a means of spiritual integration.

Much depends upon whether the sign involved with this Rahu is masculine or feminine, to denote the type of friends most favorable to the development of this house. This seems to be very important. People who have the same nodal axis - fifth and eleventh - by house and / or sign seem to understand each other better since they have the same direction to their destiny. Someone who has Rahu in the eleventh will be helped greatly by someone with Ketu in the eleventh. This person needs to learn the art of friendship and to become involved in some type of social endeavor or reform action. One needs to develop traits of a true humanitarian. With this position there must be acquired the ability of true detachment and an independence in loving, for one cannot be dependent and be a true humanitarian. With the development of this Rahu position comes a true strength and understanding of the human condition.
Ketu in the fifth is attached love. It is too attached and self-loving. With Ketu here, there is an almost constant interest in love; the giving and receiving, and its pleasures. This gives innate knowledge in the rearing of children, although not always immediate success. This nodal position can bring loss of children with aspects to it showing the degree of the loss. It bestows many loves - loves that are always changing - and gives a knowledge of love beyond the ordinary. The lovers usually turn into friends. Personal affections prove dissatisfying because of a certain idealism. There is constant searching for love, romance, and pleasures. This position delays a permanent love relationship. Receiving love is denied, it seems, until enough is given. If for example Ketu is in Libra in the fifth, others in his life leave the person because he expects too much. Ketu in Aries indicates the person’s own egotism destroys love through impatience. Ketu in Taurus demands the perons’s own money be spent for children, love, and pleasures. Ketu in Scorpio demands the partner’s funds be spent on children, love, and pleasures, Ketu in Leo makes easy enemies, Ketu in Sagittarius causes financial losses . This position gives an individual creativity leading to genius when well-aspected.

Rahu in the 11th house often signifies that the person has considerable friendships. Friends are his major assets through which he achieves a lot of things in life. Problems and difficulties usually stem out of romances, and quite often formation of a successful relationship is very difficult. Their next difficulty is with regard to children. Either having a child is a problem, or dealing with children may be one. In their recent past life, their attitudes and dealing with children could be so uncommon that they have to suffer in this life. Often these people carry out their major hopes and dreams in life like clockwork, and their surrounding influences help them in all respects to do so. Their love received by others is much better than they can give back to others. This imbalance in love exchanges causes problems or tensions in relationships.

Here the individual comes into the current life remembering a style of living in which he was the sole creator. Now he keeps trying to take the bull by the horns in order to recreate the manner of living to which he was accustomed. Yet everything he tries to do bears a tinge of being slightly inappropriate insofar as fitting his current life circumstances is concerned.
He is prone to love affairs, finding them a comfort to the continuation of his past-life ego. What he often fails to realize is that through his love affairs he makes himself weaker, and rather than gaining strength from compliments and encouragements he develops a dependency where each compliment creates the need for another. Eventually he makes himself so helpless that his behavior becomes hopelessly childlike.
He wants to be loved desperately, but the residue of past-life sexual tensions is so great that he often confuses what is really important to him. He has great difficulty understanding reality, for his life is stage of players and his dreams are so romantic in nature. He believes in chivalry and can easily be fooled by glamor. Wanting to be constantly reassured that his arrival in life does not go unnoticed, he is unable to accept the role of just being a member of the audience.
To those who appreciate him, he can be extremely generous, but the moment he feels ignored he will run into his dream world trying to create a Seventeenth Century romantic adventure in which he will be the central character.
Constantly in search of self-fulfillment through amorous adventures, he can too easily lose his way.
He would like others to think of him as sacrificial; and when he does involve himself with a love affair, it is almost certain that he will force himself into a position of having to give up everything. Like the ‘Martyr King’ who sacrificed his throne so that he might fulfill his love, this individual would like his affairs to be honored, sanctioned and even admired.
His past-life sense of dignity is so great that he is not particularly pleased with even the thought of an illicit love affair; yet from time to time he finds himself in the midst of one if for no other reason than to express his ability to sacrifice a principle for what he believes at the moment to be the world’s greatest love.
Basically he is a good person and it would take severe chart afflictions for him to have a malicious bone in his body. Throughout all the zodiac, his creative talents with children are unsurpassed, for at heart he is a child himself.
Regardless of his Sun sign, he will at one time in this life need to lean on someone with more strength than himself.
Through his eleventh house Rahu, he is to learn the value of friendship. He must transcend the physically possessive relationships of his past incarnations and cherish with equal fervor the new impersonal relationships he is now forming.
In this life, he is learning how to pay more attention to the meaning of his dreams rather than trying to force his own will against the flowing tide.
His dreams bring him messages from his higher guidance, through which he is telepathically brought to understand the reasons for all his actions; but his will is often so great that he refuses to accept what he knows is true.
If he is realistically asked to abdicate anything at all in this life, it would only be his powerful self-will, for here in the pride of ego he actually blocks all that he so desperately desires. Truly, he is his own worst enemy.
The individual with these Nodes suffers from a built-in discontent, for whatever he creates through his Ketu only leaves him free to dream of more he is missing. He would like to be free of entanglements, but he is constantly jumping out of the frying pan into the fire. Before any growth at all can be made, he must learn to overcome the monstrous dragon ego which he has allowed to become his self-generating instrument of destruction. He must learn how to see himself impersonally, with the understanding that his life is like a river flowing beneath the bridge from whose vantage point he may watch it.
His most difficult tests always revolve around the temptation to control the flow, yet his greatest happiness occurs when he can appreciate its beauty without tampering.
It is almost certain that he will go through at least one major experience in which he will be required to sacrifice his personal ego for the sake of fairness to another; for only then he would learn how to rid himself of every biased thought can he reach his higher purpose. So long as he retains the slightest tinge of self-pride, all the power in the chart will be denied to him. Even the possibilities of a harmonious marriage loom beyond his reach until he becomes impersonal.
The fifth house Ketu uses so much energy in trying to achieve self-sympathy that the individual has difficulty finding the strength to give complete fulfillment to a marriage mate. Some with these nodes experience divorce; but this is neither destiny nor necessity - it is simply an outgrowth of misusing the Ketu energies. Through so much focusing on the self, the individual does not see or fully appreciate the blessings he has. Again, the answer is the same. He must relinquish the grip on ‘self’ and dedicate his life to impersonal service rather than expect others to wait on him.
If he can learn to become less romantic and more scientific, he will start to see truth for what it is. He must never allow the fires of passion to cloud his vision for his happiness will be achieved only when he can look at life from a dispassionate viewpoint.
His karma is in learning how to become non-involved and yet always available when needed by others. Ultimately, he is destined to become the impersonal servant of humanity.
He will at one time in this life do much to further the career of another.
Friendships, clubs and societies become important to him, for it is through such associations with others that he ultimately comes to sense his own identity. Through the ways that others value him, he comes to value himself. Then he is able to see himself as a part of others as well as a part of a higher cause to which he is dedicated.
The more he can do this, the more he will rise off the plane of self-consciousness, and the demanding needs to gratify his own ego will become submerged in the collective ego of the cause to which he has dedicated his identity.
When he completes this lesson, his strength of character and sense of direction become no weaker nor less purposeful than the cause of which he becomes a part.
The sign which contains the Ketu shows the ways in which this individual allows too much past-life residue of passion and desire to pressure his current life. The sign which contains the Rahu indicates the ways in which he can develop enough detachment so that hs frees his personal self, enabling him to dedicate his energies toward more universal causes.

Inappropriate behaviour in terms of your goals. Difficult love affairs. Desperate measures taken in order to gain recognition. Generosity verging on extravagnce. Lack of fulfillment in romance, parenting, social life. Become goal-oriented instead of pleasure-oriented. Let love affairs be guided by your self-respect. Temper your generosity with discrimination. Openly admit your weaknesses. Meditate on the value of friendship.
In the eleventh house, hang-ups can involve honesty, knowledge, or ethics - all things that would seem to correlate more with Sagittarius / ninth house at first glance. The eleventh house Rahu takes a cold, dispassionate approach. Whatever is perceived to be the truth or the right way is followed without thought about damage that may be done should honesty prove not to be the best policy or if the truth turns out to be flawed. Relationships are often spoiled by this ‘honesty is the best policy’ approach as others frequently feel demeaned by this brutal, almost egotistical honesty.
Occasionally Rahu in the eleventh house can manifest in a compulsive need to see the good side in everyone, regardless of the cost to self. Here we see the Mr. or Mrs. Nice who suffers extensive guilt pangs if the need to criticize arises.
Rahu in the eleventh house wants some sort of guarantee that his or her goals will be realized. He or she wants to be known as an honest person, a seeker of knowledge, and an instrument of positive change. He or she dreams of close friends to share goals with, people who will offer support without making demands. This person is typically very impressionable and not cautious enough or discriminating enough when it comes to other people. On one hand, he or she may blindly take advice without considering its source. On the other hand, excessive pride may keep him or her from asking for or accepting even the most necessary or valid advice. There’s a tendency to invest a great deal in emotional whims and pleasure-seeking at the expense of long-range goals.

One is attracted toward the pleasures of life, creativity, love affairs, and a self-centered style of expression. Their creative imagination often weaves many colorful webs around your actual reality, creating an appearance that you find more appealing than the real nature of the world.
What excites you is this alternative choice of perceptions, which, due to creative directorship, imposes a worldview characterized by a large group of play-actors and actresses, performing their chosen roles, chasing private dreams and adventures, and following their desires. Arguably, this is a valid way to perceive life. It certainly raises life above a more mundane perspective, infusing it with a glamor and fantasy that enlivens and enriches. Yet a danger can exist in using this to escape from reality and responsibilities by preferring to live as a central character in a romantic and heroic drama.
You desire to be recognized and noticed by others, to stand out from the crowd of unknown faces. This creates your attraction to being ‘onstage before an audience’; anonymity is not a favored role, and you hate to be ignored. Love affairs are one of your favorite pastimes, however, based on your need to be loved by others. These affairs provide a suitable stage for performance, with a captive audience on whom you can depend, at least temporarily. Romantic interludes may divert from creating a life-direction, as those by-paths which appear to offer pleasure always seem more seductive.
In love, you are prone to make grand gestures of sacrifice for love - especially for the benefit of your partner - and tend to subjectively turn relationships into great passionate dramas. You can fall in love easily; yet often this has only a superficial emotional impact; you avoid deeper depths of the love experience where transformative energies exist - in fact, you rarely sacrifice anything at all.
There is a lively, childlike spirit at play with you, but one that is naive and almost innocently self-centered, a spirit that desires constant company or a supporting cast to maintain. Much of your waking life is spent forming these creative, imaginative, and romanticized dreams which are projected onto the world and people, and which serve in several ways as a protective barrier. Yet it is this inner activity which prompts self-development and gives opportunities for insight into the real meaning and influence of ‘dreams’ in life. Personal dreams can motivate creative determination to actualize desires, but if you attempt to force events against the tides of life, failure is likely. Dreams can also bring messages from within, trying to guide you toward an understanding of the reasons for your actions and experiences. If you can register the impressions, from dreams and intuition, such guidance may help you to adjust your direction. Unfortunately, many fail to listen to the quiet inner voice.
Until you reduce self-centeredness, you will experience discontent and feel that you are missing something vital in life, even though you creatively color much of life with brighter hues. Searching to be free of commitments, you may unconsciously create more by your choices and actions. Your sense of ego and pride may cause problems through self-preoccupation, especially within relationships; and your need for ‘more’ prevents the appreciation of what you already have.
Become aware of others as more than supporting ‘players’. Recognize the equal validity of their needs, desires, and dreams. Adjust your relationship behavior accordingly, to restore harmony. Your romantic vision of life may need modifying so that reality is not lost, although your sometimes childlike view of life can still be refreshing to more jaded appetites.
Your new direction is to apply creative imagination to dream of a better world, not just for yourself, but for everyone. Friendships and group involvements are likely to expand life; and possible commitment and dedication to an idealistic vision could enable movement beyond a self-centered focus into performing a more important role. In your discovering how to improve the quality of life for others too, the world can assume a more positive nature; and your tendency for romanticized love and adventure can be transformed into a more realistic and satisfying contribution for the well-being of all. Discovering how to combine creativity with social needs could offer an effective and attractive balance; in so doing, you could discover the powerful mystery of the creative dream, realizing that it has generated the whole universe and seeing that, by our small use of it, we obtain the power to positively transform our lives and the world.

The 11th house belongs to the axis of relationships. Like the 5th house, it has to do with the attitudes and behavior of people to one another. In the 5th house, human relationships are tackled with a naive simplicity, One sees oneself as the center of the world and tries to realize personal desires or ideals. In the 11th house, this self-oriented view has to be abandoned. Its simplistic methods will no longer work, because one recognizes that one is part of a Whole. Here one must act, on principle, in accordance with transcendent, universal criteria. Postulating these criteria is even more important than working hard on them.
When the Node is in the 11th house, it is important to establish a clear attitude toward people. This can be personal, for in a personal sense the 11th house is known as the house of friendship. It represents the possession of friends and confidant(e)s. It represents making a choice of people who have a certain quality, in which there always resides an element of trust. This element of trust clearly divides the 11th house from the 5th. On a personal level, the Node in the 11th house indicates a need to form friendships and to make the most of them.  We may be parted from such friends for years, but when we meet them again it is as if we had been with them only yesterday. That is true friendship. In the 11th house, the discovery can be made, as soon as we learn to stop clinging, that loyal devotion is possible even without conditions. Then complete freedom of action is granted in the friendship.
In essence, friendship is the result of striving for an ethical attitude to others. From this point of view, the 11th house aims at the development of an ideal concept of humanity. Naturally, it is a frame of reference for doctrines and creeds; for the 11th is a fixed house and, in a fixed house, conditions rather than processes hold sway. Therefore, the ethics with which the 11th house is concerned are ready-made ethics, in which one believes, or with which one identifies sufficiently strongly to want to pass them on to others or even to impose them on them. Dogmatism almost always emanates from the 11th  house, which has to do with our convictions and our moral yardstick.
If the Node receives hard aspects, there is a likelihood of blind acceptance of a certain ethical view. Even a sophisticated and complex system of ethics can be passively absorbed - usually as a result of the upbringing or of social influences in youth, mainy at the time of puberty.
In-conjunct aspects to the Node should be heeded too, because they introduce an element of uncertainty. When they are present, we are susceptible to any number of ideologies that promise security. This can lead to difficulties, especially in the practical arena of friendship, because we are prepared to change our friends whenever we change our ethical beliefs.
When soft aspects are received by the Node, there is often an inclination to join an elite group or to embrace a special doctrine, because this seems to be the most convenient thing to do. We cradle ourselves in the security of the group, and use it for our own ends. And so we need to make an effort to overcome what is indicated by the Node here. For a start, we should examine our ethics. In the 11th house, and with soft aspects, this is not particularly easy, because our ethics are second-nature to us. We may change our opinions but, unconsciously, we react according to ingrained patterns of behavior.
So, with the Node in the 11th house, we ought to take pains to acquire a satisfactory system of ethics that is clearly formulated and intelligently accepted. The Node in the 11th house serves notices that we ought to take responsibility for our own actions and ought not to rely on others. Doing the latter is a big danger, because solidarity with the group gives us a feeling of strength, and we imagine we are entitled by some dogma or ethical system to sit in judgment on people and call them ‘mistaken’ or ‘wicked’. Behind the group-egoism involved in special friendships, there lurks an individual egoism, though we may hide it under a shiny white cloak of ethics.
If the Rahu is in the eleventh house, the person’s greatest growth, evolution, and fulfillment come through performing altruistic acts for society, getting involved with groups and friends, and developing a sense of detachment. In past lives, the person may have been extremely proud, renowned, and ego-oriented. Now he is here to care for the citizenry of the world. He must let go of emotional attachments, and seek to improve existing conditions of the common person. He should try to locate and abolish outdated forms and structures, and implement new, innovative, efficient methods wherever he can. The person should not place great attention on children, intense love affairs, and deeply personal pursuits.
The person should favor his mind, not his impulse. He must cultivate the intellect and allow his rational mind to take precedence. Science and research endeavors are favored. Rules, regulations, dogma, and rhetoric are not to be greatly regarded. The person is learning a much more impersonal style of functioning. He is concerned with knowledge, information, and truth, and is relinquishing old habits of sentimental convictions and individual preferences. Commitment to ideals, especially the betterment of humankind, is crucial. The person must perceive life from the viewpoint of society. He should take life easy, not intensely. He should meet with friends and groups regularly, and effortlessly discover causes and campaigns worth furthering. Freedom, liberty, and equality for all must always be supported.
Fame and recognition are psychologically unimportant. The person may be a pioneer or revolutionary, but he is never to allow his reputation to go to his head. He should always favor activities which have never been done before. He does well with utopian movements, current fads, and prevailing crazes. He should generally avoid speculations, gambling, intense passions, and profound romance. His purpose is humanitarian.
The Rahu in the eleventh house indicates great ability to fulfill major goals and desires. The person earns plenty of wealth from ‘side ventures’, and has powerful, influential and worldly friends. The Ketu in the fifth house means the person’s ‘poorvapunya’ or past life credit is connected to spirituality and psychic experience. In other words, in previous lifetimes the person worked hard on attaining enlightenment and evolutionary growth; and in this life he gains the benefits. The Ketu in the fifth does not produce many children. But those that are born will be introspective, psychic, contemplative, and decidedly spiritual.

14 December 2014

Rahu in 10th House and Ketu in 4th House

Dear ardent readers here comes the tenth in the series of Rahu/Ketu in Houses. The earlier series on Rahu/Ketu in Signs published in 2007 also is equally important and 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 a conclusion. The masculine gender has been used only for the ease of writing.

The Rahu in the Tenth House gives full and complete success generally. There will always be progress towards better things, as the native is truly gifted from the time of birth, and these gifts will develop, since Rahu passes (owing to its movement) into the Ninth House which indicates good fortunes. It is a lucky position, and the native may undertake anything; he will succeed, and attain to a high position with honours, fame and riches.
The Ketu in the Fourth House is not good for domestic life, which is founded upon exaggerated selfishness, the individuals think about themselves in preference to their family, thus the inharmonious home is likely to be have lot of troubles, thus indicating separation and disagreements. It also means pecuniary losses, an inheritance wasted in order to gratify sometimes very unworthy desires.

This individual has had his inner powers developed. He has withdrawn and lived in a quiet, reserved manner. Now he must come out into the public and the limelight and give himself in some public way to the world. In a career he will find his fulfillment. If he tries to cling to home, it will in some manner fall apart. Unconscious desire to retreat has to be overcome. Has to learn to be with people rather than retreat from them.
A vocation could be followed, sometimes to the point of sacrificing home and domestic life. This means working for or with the public in some way. Through very sustained effort and great exertion, success in public life could be attained, but requires personal sacrifice. The area of sacrifice can be ascertained by the aspects to this nodal position. When this Rahu position is balanced finally with the Ketu in the fourth, then the fulfillment of the great-person status could be obtained, and not before. This position, when followed, will give the urge to be a protector of great masses of people, to be a leader among them. Naturally, the influence of all of these nodal positions in the houses is dependent upon the signs involved and the aspects and positions of other planets and asterisms. One should just not read simply Rahu in the tenth, but always must interpret the signs and aspects. If the aspects are trines and sextiles, the arrival at the Rahu will come more easily; but if aspects are squares and oppositions, the arrival at the Rahu may take more time and trouble.

Ketu in the fourth is the introvert. This position of the Ketu gives a seeking after perfection, especially in domestic matters, and gives a great depth of soul. It can cause many changes of residence for the individual. There could be some great dissatisfaction in this area. The person wants to live a quiet, retired life in seclusion and peace. There exists a shyness about him; and he would like to retreat from the public. He probably will adopt a parental role by trying to hold people too closely. He is usually very talented at repairing things around the home. (All these criteria are equally applicable to females as well, for writing comfort masculine gender is used).

This condition often signifies stronger success in the professions or career area. However, some drawbacks are noticed in the home affairs. Here, the individual converts all the domestic energies into professional direction. Thus, satisfactions and fulfillments through the home are fairly low for him. Their individuality and strong ego are worth noticing. Often difficulties during childhood bring about a distorted mother / father complex to this person. Possibility is these people are a lot closer to their father than to the mother, however there could be exceptions. However, some of the hostilities or lack of mother element are due to recent past life complications with her. Sensitivity and emotionalism is something they have to overcome, and they have to show an image of tough practicality in this life. Their first half of life may not very enjoyable compared to the second half of life.

Here the individual finds that much of his time is needed for the demands of his family. Constantly he feels held down, as if he is being prevented from realizing his own individuality. The fact is that he comes into the current life with much karma owed to his family. In past incarnations he ignored the hands that fed him. Now he is locked into the lesson of becoming those feeding hands himself. In the current life he finds his mate and children just as highly unappreciative of all he tries to do for them. Still he will do more if he is ever to grow past his karma. At times, the burdens become so heavy that he has to fight himself to keep from feeling an inner resentment. The females with these Nodes could have problems with at least one child, which will demand most of her time, effort, energy and concern for she is to learn on the very deepest of levels the responsibilities of parenthood. To enforce the karma still deeper, the spouse is either not present or so lacking in character that this individual must ultimately become mother and father at the same time.

Whether positive or negative, the emotions never leave the family. This individual constantly feels the need to break out and be free; yet his past-life memories of self-enforced chains never quite permit him to do this.
Nearly all of his energy is spent on untangling the web of relations that he sees around him. In some instances, he could experience great conflict with other family members over real estate.
He must learn not to let circumstances weigh him down with feelings of hopelessness, for the needs of his family are constantly compounding themselves, to the point that from time to time they become considerably more than he bargained for.

Often, he is caught by surprise through the actions of those closest to him, for although he can develop strong outer worldliness, he still remains almost childishly naive when it comes to the emotions he feels about those close to him. Some with these Nodes have to go out to work, becoming the sole source of family support. Others are put into the position of becoming the family supervisor.

Always this individual is caught between the conflict of the things he would like to do for himself and the things he knows he must do for his loved ones. Constantly faced with situations which tempt him to react childishly, he must learn how to mature. He must rise above family harmony and do all he can to achieve a role of self-dignity. When the needs of his loved ones are understood, only then can he have the freedom to experience a career life of his own.

As he makes the switch to his tenth house Rahu, he is ultimately forced into the position of assuming the dominant role. He must learn how to keep his life focused in a direction above and beyond all the scattering needs of his close family members.

Paradoxically, he escapes from one family by creating another, until ultimately every person he meets and likes gets pulled closer to him in a type of pseudo-universal family. As the years build up the life starts to resemble the ‘old woman who lived in a shoe’.
His greatest happiness comes from being in a position to be able to offer shelter to others.
In later years he joyously re-invites others to lean on him. His mission to move away from emotional immaturity and in the direction of responsibility tells him that each person he moves along the path represents another payment for his own ticket towards soul evolution.
The sign which contains the Ketu shows the ways in which he allows immaturity on the part of others as well as himself to block his potentialities for achievement. The sign which contains the Rahu indicates the ways in which he can develop maturity by pointing his life in a meaningful direction.

Family demands are used as an excuse for not developing one’s fullest potentials. Neglect of career. Parenting or domesticity takes up most of your time. Others take you for granted.
Untangle yourself from domestic and parental traps. Involve yourself in your community instead of staying home all the time. Develop a more positive outlook. Make contact with people outside your family milieu. Go out to work, even if it’s only part-time or volunteer work.

In the tenth house, the hang-up is connected with respect or integrity, which may mask a basic dislike of people and / or social functions. This person subconsciously fears authority figures, and is uncomfortable in society unless he or she can come out decked in all the trappings of success - and even then there may be doubts as to the worth of that success. Reclusiveness or deep introversion may manifest as a means of coping with these fears.
Often there’s been an early struggle with authority figures or society in general. Difficulties with one or both parents are common. Usually the early upbringing involves a heavy dose of moralistic philosophy. Less frequently, one or both parents was maladjusted, and the offspiring has to live down their misdeeds or grows up feeling a need to make amends for his or her parents’ failure to contribute to society.

Rahu in the tenth house generally dreams of success in life. This involves overcoming limitations and rising above his or her station in life through gaining the support of authority figures or others who are in a position to help. This person tends to get trapped in a comfortable, mildly pleasant rut due to emotional ties. A parent or other family member may be instrumental in keeping the dream from being fulfilled. This usually isn’t because of outright opposition, mostly this could be generally, it’s because of subconscious fear or guilt on the part of Rahu in the tenth. 

Childhood roots, personality functions, and family life will be very influential in shaping one's life. As an adult, considerable time, attention, and energies may be expected from the individual to meet family demands and obligations.

One may feel family duties are restrictive, inhibiting freedom and options or one may find that meeting the economic needs of family life becomes a heavy burden. Feelings of resentment may accumulate if you believe your efforts are unappreciated. Your role of service to the family is likely to be crucial, perhaps by being the only money-earner and home-keeper, having to perform all functions of the household.

Your identity is connected to family roots and childhood foundations, and may come from dominant parental attitudes whose influences have conditioned your adult values and still persist in guiding your life and directions. Such attitudes may include powerful cultural or religious beliefs firmly embedded in your personality. Even if you want to, you will find difficulty in moving away from these deep-seated attitudes.

Either in your childhood or in later adult life, there is a possibility that your family unit may not be complete in the traditional sense. Perhaps you had to assume responsibilities at an earlier age, or, in your adult family, a partner may be unable to fulfill his or her parental role, and may leave you with additional responsibility. Facing parenthood demands will also be a challenge, as you may have to perform both adult roles for the family. Yet, emotionally, you are deeply tied to family links, even though you also react against their sometimes oppressive nature. Family tends to stabilize your life, defining both lifestyle and daily experience, absorbing most of your energy. But you cannot imagine life without a family presence, with all its accompanying demands, except as a lonely void.

An area of conflict is between selfish and selfless desires, between your needs and those of family members. Generally, you shrug your shoulders, take a deep breath, and carry on with self-discipline. The lesson to learn through testing times is how to serve others; and this may require self-sacrifice to complete. You try to help others to grow and develop properly; but there is an additional dimension toward which experience leads you, which concerns becoming a beneficial influence in the greater community or society. Through performing your challenging family duties, you have also learned to be more competent, dominant, decisive, and self-assured.
Family trials have been the ground from which inner development has grown. If successful, you can emerge as a pillar of strength from which others can draw support. Consciously accepting this self-sacrificial role will deepen your capabilities; and your emotional maturity and responsible attitudes will also be increased. The prospect is for your influence to expand beyond family parameters into the community, perhaps through direct inspiration, or even by the achievements of your children. It may not seem a glamorous path; it may appear quite mundane and arduous. Yet, in learning to transcend personal desires in favor of benefiting others, this becomes a key to transform your foundational attitudes to embrace the well-being of others, especially as your life develops to reveal a meaningful direction in later years.

With the Rahu in the 10th house, the important thing is to develop our own individuality and, out of the possibilities that lie before us, choose those that promote self-knowledge. Self-knowledge is different from outward self-awareness. The latter would hinder rather than help our development as an individual. In rising to the challenge of the Rahu in the 10th house, we must run our own life and cast off the leading-strings of others.
In the 10th house, illusions of grandeur nearly always occur. These cover the whole range,  authority, eminence, success and power. Prestige is a concept based on possessions, not on authority. Therefore, in the 10th house, either one has natural authority or one puts on a show of it - i.e., one usurps authority. The latter is mere role-playing, and ties in with the fact that Saturn, the master of forms, rules the 10th house. But such role-playing cannot replace authority.

The 10th house is also the house of profession and we need to set our sights on a profession rather than on fame. The mature person feels called upon to do something for the society, he or she becomes involved in it, and achieves goals that serve the community.
With the Node in the 10th house, it is necessary to forego traditional and family goals. A family attitude toward status and profession has been impressed on us; but we must break free from it in order to find our own guiding image and, so to speak, pack our bags and set out toward a destination of our own.
It is especially hard for some people to realize the promise of the Rahu in the 10th house, in order to make good themselves, they often enter into partnership with some others who are rising in the world. However, this is a temporary role, a part they often play brilliantly without making real progress. If the partnership runs into trouble, the individual may be left to shift for themselves, often they will have to abandon an easy life in order to achieve individuation. In this way, she learns to stand on her own two feet and to gain authority.

The Rahu in the 10th house demands self-determination, independent decision-making, and development of a resolute will. Self-discipline is also required, because there is a natural 4th-house inclination to merge with the group. With the Rahu in the 10th house, it is important to pursue one’s own individuation consistently without paying any attention to criticism.

The price of developing an independent personality is a certain degree of isolation and loneliness. Paying it prevents people from scrambling to success on the backs of others.
If the Rahu is in the tenth house, the person’s greatest growth, evolution, and fulfillment comes through concentrated career activity. In previous lives, the person may have led existences that were extremely personal and emotionally acute, now he must come out to the public and direct his energies toward society. The person is born with deep, organic ties to his mother. He is extraordinarily sensitive to his early family life and all the surrounding conditions and circumstances. However, he soon learns that his niche in the world derives from activities that capture the attention and notice of humankind at large. He becomes increasingly intimate with his father and other authoritarians with each passing year. 

More than any other astrological placement, the person with this this nodal placement may feel a sense of purpose and destiny. He is very ambitious and likely to succeed in his professional life. He may find his calling early on and move toward the work like an arrow to its target. There is leadership ability and the possibility of fame. Although the placement signifies new realms for the individual to master, the person is exceptionally courageous about pursuing his ultimate dreams and visions. Homes, land, and property are not much favored unless the person has decided that real estate is the domain in which to make his mark. Though he never forgets his connection to family, ancestors, and the past, the person actively forges a new path toward a much broader base of influence. The person should beware of workaholic tendencies, or his personal life will suffer. He is likely to marry a partner who is particularly devoted to home and domesticity, a spouse who will not disturb his involvement in his mission. He must direct his attentions to large-scale organizing rather than close friends and loved ones.

The person should concern himself with fame, prestige, and status. He should seek to become an authority figure in his field. His sense of security comes from his work and reputation, not possessions or home life. He moves away from a highly subjective, feeling-oriented existence to one of hard work and fulfillment of ideals. He sets high goals and allows nothing to stand in his way. The person is of extremely developed spirit and as Rahu in Tenth denotes the Zenith of the Chart. The task of this life is to make the greatest use of his consciousness. He should not engage in contemplation, meditation, introspection, and seclusion for more than brief, intermittent periods of time. His duties are social, and his greatest happiness comes from being with people on a regular basis. His work must produce results that withstand the test of time. He should never lose himself in theories and abstractions.

In dealing with the masses, the person must be careful not to get trapped into giving too much time and energy to specific individuals. He must always remember his larger purpose. Professions involving one-on-one contact are not desirable; they will not be fulfilling for any length of time.

In Hindu astrology, the Rahu in the tenth house indicates a potent and thriving career. The person is especially capable of affecting and influencing masses. Career success grows stronger after the age of forty-one when the Rahu is considered to ‘mature’. The Ketu in the fourth house means difficulties with homes, vehicles, studies/education, real estate/property, and mother. It also indicates an innately spiritual nature and either spiritual bent of mind or religious pilgrimages and/or touch throughout the lifetime.