Rahu in Pisces gives vitality, and is a fortunate position for the children, epsecially when it is situated in the Fifth or Eleventh House. It is not, however, a guarantee of fidelity. Nevertheless, in spite of deceit, the home will remain stable, as the native possesses the family instinct. Rahu in Pisces helps in unexpected acquisition, especially from foreigners. It is also a sure sign of long journeys undertaken when least expected.
Ketu in Virgo is not favourable for things of the mind. It makes the native materialistic and unappreciative of beauty. He is inclined to analysis, which makes him judge everything according to its pecuniary value; everything is considered in terms of money; he may marry well, but it can hardly be other than a marriage of convenience. Progress will be difficult.
Rahu in Pisces implies the complete relinquishment of the self in service to others. Passion would become dispassion without losing compassion.
Ketu in Virgo shows the qualities of criticism and passing judgement must be left behind. They have been the cause of self-undoing in the past, and are still hidden in the subconscious motivations and need clearing.
In the realm of consciousness, this is the hardest Nodal position to deal with. Here, as aresult of many lifetimes, the individual starts to realize his own rigidity. He is aware of his patterns and how much they hurt him; yet he finds them difficult to let go of. In prior lives, he lived in the consciousness of a finite universe where all was well-structured. Now he is confronted with the realization that truth extends beyond what his finite senses can measure or even perceive.
He is unavoidably confronted with situations, circumstances and events which force him to relinquish his hold on the physical plane. Nevertheless, he still tries to live like the salmon - swimming against the current, regardless of the direction of nature’s forces.
He still seeks order. In fact, his need for strict regimentation is so strong that he develops medical troubles in the center of the body from personalizing a stiffness that increases tension on the inner organs. Constantly he suppresses desire for the sake of doing what seems proper, for he would like to maintin an image of respectability.
In past incarnations, he built his understanding on fact, not hearsay. Now he accepts only what comes from the ‘highest authority’.
He seeks ways to rid himself of the nervous irritability which keeps overcoming him, and yet he puts stipulations on the cure.
He must learn how to immerse himself in the waters of Cosmic Consciousness, and in this baptism of thought he can truly experience a new birth. Before he can do this, however, he must first overcome his karmic fear of living in a contaminated world.
He comes into this life believing that the world is filled with danger, and therefore constantly questions the credentials of the people and conditions he considers allowing into his life. Everything foreign to the self represents the threat of disease, and it is because of such thinking that from time to time disease actually occurs.
For many with these Nodes there is strong residue of sexual problems left over from former incarnations. Either a deprivation of the sexual experience, or a strong determination to avoid emotional hurt through it, leads them to seek a better understanding in the current life. Some are confirmed Puritans, while others are capable of being physically responsive and emotionally cold at the same time.
The mind is so analytical that life can easily slip into the manipulation of a chess game. This individual has a sharp eye for detail and never overlooks the obvious. He is an expert at solving puzzles, willing to spend many hours tediously groping for the tiniest answer; but he can get so involved with whatever he is doing that he often loses perspective. His past-life discriminating tendencies often lead him now to pick apart what should be left together. Thus, although he is capable of immense clarity of thought, he does not experience complete peace of mind.
Through the Pisces Rahu, he must learn Faith. When he stops separating the world into neat little compartments, he will get his first glimpses of Universal Consciousness. Ultimately he is to achieve the understanding that all is one, and one is all. Before this happens, he must learn how to stop seeing himself as separate from the rest of the world.
He will go through experiences which force him to grow more compassionate.
As he starts to find his well-laid plans dissolving to nothing, he begins to see others in a different light. Ultimately he symbolically goes through the pain of the entire universe so that he can strengthen his Divine Love to the point that he absolutely refuses to pass judgement on others.
He makes much progress by acquainting himself with the spiritual way of life. His growth extends as far as his arms can reach. While the arm of the past still clutches at his self-imposed restrictions, the arm of his future is grasping for the higher alternative. It is only his failure to let go completely that prevents him from achieving the perfect transition into the full state of higher mind. Yet, he does reach the point that he occasionally sees it.
From time to time his remarkable intuition reveals to him the mysterious essence of life; yet the past incarnation memories of his Virgoan practicality cause doubt at every point. And so, half way between one world and another, these mutable Nodes are in a constant state of change.
Arriving at his destination but not sure that he is there, he keeps going back to start his journey again. Each time, he reaches one step more into the infinite, where ultimately he will dissolve the shackles of his rigidly formed past and be born again as true Spirit.
The house position of the Ketu indicates the area of life that is still too rigidly embedded in a personally overstructured idea. The house position of the Rahu shows how the soul can renounce its grip on all rigid definition of form and structure so that it can be free to swim in the Ocean of God.
Previous incarnation for this person was spent in substantial discriminating condition. He was very methodical, and detail-oriented to a point of extreme. Instincts would not even get close to him at that time. In this life, he is full of instincts and ‘feelings’. He wants to get away from materialism and practicality. He is searching the universe through his sensitivity; and if he feels right, he acts accordingly. His decision may not be logical on the surface, but he does not care in that respect. His judgements may not have proper reasoning but they do work right for him. Dealing with people and their emotions is important for him, as he likes the exchange of feelings in that material world to keep him happy. His use of imagination and unusual idealogy is really amazing.
You must learn to sacrifice, give in, or give up. Your Virgo Ketu may reply ‘Yeah, but I have too much invested’.
Your problem is lack of understanding of need priorities.
Possible reasons: Excessive stubbornness. Fear of being taken advantage of. Self-destructive tendencies. Refusal to face the fact that some problems are difficult to solve totally. An excessively critical environment makes it hard to admit defeat. Guilt over past wrong-doing or failures.
Possible solutions: Learn to relax. Temper your analystic tendencies with compassion for yourself and others. Judge people and things by their usefulness and set your priorities accordingly.
Virgo Ketu often doesn’t enjoy his or her own company. This naturally affects his or her ability to enjoy relationships, since the self is always present. Virgo Ketu doesn’t feel human; he or she operates like a well-run machine. Not all Virgo Ketus are workaholics, but I’ve seen enough instances to believe that htis is one of the more typical results of nodal imbalance for this polarity. Another is an involvement in unsatisfying or destructive relationships, since often the Virgo Ketur is so terrified of being alone that any relationship is better than no relationship. By tapping the hidden strength of Pisces Rahu, the individual can get in touch with his or her basic humanness. Only then can he or she come to terms with his or her needs and alleviate his or her dissatisfaction.
Some signs of an over-developed Ketu in Virgo are: bigotry; refusal to settle for anything less than perfect; a feeling of being ‘different’; a tendency to test others mentally; a ‘let me do it for you’ approach; shyness; jealousy; a tendency to be critical of others’ grooming, clothing or abilities in general; pettiness; and insecurity - building oneself up by knocking others down openly or through back-stabbing.
Rahu in Pisces dreams of being left alone. He or she wants to be separated from the mass of average people so that he or she will be free to meditate or contemplate the mysteries of life. Note that they want to initiate this separation themselves; if rejection brings separation, he or she will feel trauma rather than satisfaction. This person is inhibited or shy, and sometimes inclined to repress the emotions, which may be extremely difficult to express. Fussiness or quibbling supplants the desired meditation and thwarts the dream.
Antidotes for Pisces imbalance: Psychodrama can be a useful tool in unlocking nodal potential. Education in keeping with the client’s aptitudes is recommended, with literature, geography and medicine being ideal choices where aptitude permits. Fishing and other water sports often prove beneficial. Public speaking should be encouraged. If aptitude is shown, magic or creating illusions, painting, sculpture, boating or water sports could be a good topic. Writing is also good particularly in the areas of astronomy, myths or legends, poetry, instructional material, nurturing themes, and medicine. Hypnotism might be another good choice if the client can gain sufficient knowledge in this field.
Unless the overall tone of the chart is contradictory, the client should be discouraged from entering any profession where the overall emphasis is on strict discipline or nit-picking, since this would reinforce the very tendencies that need to be softened or balanced. Discipline can be given a bit more emphasis if the client is operating in an entertainment capacity. Some good career choices would be: sales, cooking, acrobatics, gymnastics, detective work, painting and design. Generally, the clients I’ve met with these types of imbalance have been hard workers - close to workaholics in some cases. Usually they need relaxation more than work motivation. If the client is in a high-pressure job or required to work long hours, it’s important that the antidote be something that’s done for the love of it and is conducive to relaxation. Religious and spiritual activities often prove to be helpful antidotes. Many clients who remain unmoved by other options will be drawn to these.
You may experience a tendency toward rigid, repetitive behavior patterns and fixed mental attitudes; the Virgo Ketu house may indicate the likely nature of this rigidity.
Trying to retain fixed responses in a changing life and world will eventually feel limiting and restrictive, even though it is an automatic set of reactions activated during daily life. You recognize that your responses are not often spontaneous or free, but are habitual and predictable. the challenge is how to become free of these binding personality patterns. You may fear breaking free, not knowing how to respond without these protective barriers, as you rely on whtm to create a sense of security.
What may occur is a sense of confrontations and experiences where your preference for structure and order becomes steadily undermined or is revealed as inadequate. Through a shifting life situation, your rigid responses may be revealed as unsuitable to cope with challenges, and you may slowly awaken to the need to radically change self-perception, attitudes, values, and beliefs.
Sometimes you feel that the world is a threatening place, and you hold mixed feelings about people, too. Part of this comes from insecurity. Afraid to relax your guard, you establish protective barriers which keep a distance between yourself, painful experiences, and intimate relationships. By generating this separative barrier and maintaining restrictive behavior patterns, you may also be self-creating states of dis-ease and health problems associated with the center of your body. If you lack trust in life, you can increase tension and stress emerging from psychological needs for caution and rigid order. This may eventually cause actual physical disease or psychosomatic illness, which can then reinforce beliefs that the world is an unhealthy place in which to live, since you fail to realize that it is probably your attitude which contributes to your ill-health.
You need to accept your whole nature, so that any repressive tendencies do not create additional inner conflicts and tensions. One vulnerable area could be the relationship between emotions and sexuality. This may be influenced by your moral views and attitudes toward sexual relationships. You may feel uneasy with emotions, perhaps tending to withdraw emotionally from intimacy and refusing to become too involved in relationships due to fears of emotional pain. If this occurs, self-understanding and transforming emotional responses would be necessary.
Your Virgoan preference for seperative mental analysis may become limiting, forming a veil of excessive seriousness over your worldview and destroying a sense of proportion and perception of underlying humor in life. Any analytical, dissective approach can work against you, as you observe the pieces of the puzzle but are unable to comprehend the whole picture; if you become too involved with the separate pieces, you may also lose the prospect of peace of mind, as the rearranging never ceases.
It is by your attuning to the Pisces Node that lessons of trust and faith may be learned. Any recurring behavior pattern of separating and categorizing life into a multitude of fragmaents and attempting to order it into sections should be transcended. Life is a whole, and you are interdependent with the world. There is no real separation. Life is one. This is the true understanding that gives peace of mind. This is the mystical experience that can be yourse when you cease separating yourself from life and begin to reflect the Piscean vision. The impetus for this change may be the collapse of your plans for an ordered life; this is a message to search for a unifying life approach, one which connects the pieces instead of emphasizing their separateness. You can then discover greater life meaning and purpose, rather than splitting your mind and emotions into restless pieces. For this proposed radical change, you have to release the past in order to experience a unified mind at one with the world. This is the Piscean gift that is waiting for you to claim.
As the mutable Water sign, Pisces is subject to a learning process, i.e., it is very important to be ready to learn. In Pisces, learning is not intellectual comprehension as in Gemini, nor is it practical as in Virgo, and it is not philosophical as in Sagittarius; it is an inner, existential learning on the spot, and has to do with the meaning of life.
This Node impels us to ask about the meaning of life whatever the answer may be. The answer will not remain the same all along: fresh truths will be discovered as we mature.
A hard-aspected Node can indicate an attitude of sitting on the fence, which allows the native to jump either way. But, more usefully, the Pisces Node seeks a conscious way inward; it endeavors to deal with the world from a distance, expects nothing from the world, but tries to fathom its real meaning. Detachment is also sought in the transcendental sense: the development of individual consciousness beyond the normal confines in order to extend it into spiritual dimensions where the sense of being is deeper. In this way, one’s development can be furthered.
In Pisces, the native thinks and feels in cosmic dimensions, especially when meeting other people. The business of Pisces is to help, or rather to save others. Now, the saving done by Pisces differs from the practical help given by Virgo. Saving implies that the other person feels that his or her deepest motivations are understood. Saving means letting the other person know that his or her existence is recognized. Pisces is very good at this. Understanding the significance of the world and oneself as parts of the Whole, and saving others, is the highest task of the Piscean Node.This Ends the Series on Rahu & Ketu . Please wait for the Next Very Interesting Article Series