Rahu and Ketu (South node of the Moon) are together known as ‘Chayagrahas’ or shadowy planets. The two are celestial spots on the Zodiac that move and orbit in a predictable pattern. At the same time, in order to make forecasts, one must examine the conditions of the planets Sun and Moon in the horoscope.
Lord Vishnu served nectar to all Gods and poison to all Demons, according to ancient texts. At the time of “Samudra Manthan,” Lord was tricking the demons in this manner. However, one of the demons, Swarbhanu, became aware of the situation and sat in the Gods’ row, obtaining a few drips of nectar or Amrit.
Meanwhile, the Sun and Moon observed the activities and alerted Lord Vishnu, who decapitated the demon. Unfortunately, he had already been immortalised by that time. The demon’s head and torso have been referred to as “Rahu” and “Ketu,” respectively since then.
Having no body made Ketu to follow the direction of spirituality. Ketu is a mysterious planet that does not want materialistic things. The planet is an isolated one whose influence will make its natives get away the worldly affairs and follow the path of spirituality.
Rahu and Ketu are regarded malefic because of their origins that are linked to demons. These planets consume the Sun and the Moon, creating Solar and Lunar Eclipses, respectively. The ecliptic points Rahu and Ketu are where the plane of the Moon’s orbit intersects the plane of the Sun’s orbit.
Ketu is regarded as the Dragon’s Tail in Western Astrology. In western astrology, Cauda is another name for Ketu. Rahu is considered favourable in Western Astrology, whilst Ketu is considered malefic. Westerners ignore these planets when analysing a birth chart to make life predictions.
|Elements||Fire (Sometimes Ether)|
|Lord||10th & 11th House|
|Karkatwa of Planet: Ketu|
|General||Tail, end of the family circle, salvation, pilgrimage trips, surgery, bad Time, Diseases, death, hot things, electrification, doctors, teachers, preacher, Vedic astrology, chemistry, end,Death, photographer, light.|
|Health (body part)||Hair, Vaginal and uterus|
|Relation||Maternal Grand parents|
|Substance||Dried grass, thin long things, rope, thread, pencil, pipes, grass(Dharbhe), roots,|
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