Ketu effects in various houses according to Vedic Astrology
Ketu in 1st house
Ketu is a headless planet, also known as the South (or descending) Node of the Moon. Like Rahu, it is not a planet astronomically. Rather it is a shadow planet, invisible to the eye and is only a point in the cosmic arrangement. Though Ketu is a malefic planet, it is not as malefic as Rahu. While Ketu does bring in mishappenings in life, it is also considered the Karak of Moksha or the factor for liberation. It is stated that the natives of Ketu in the 1st house may have a mysterious personality, others may find it very difficult to understand you.
Ketu in 2nd house
The shadow planet Ketu, also known as the south or descending node of the Moon is actually invisible and represents just a point in the cosmic arrangement. Ketu is a malefic planet, of course not as malefic as Rahu but it may create various mishappenings in life. However, the intention of all these efforts is to help us adapt the spiritual path so that we can eventually move towards Moksha (salvation), the eventual destination of happiness. The 2nd house is all about money, financial aspects and monetary issues. Well, when Ketu is placed in the 2nd house the native may become a very learned and knowledgeable person. On the whole, the placement of Ketu in the second house will make the native don a more serious perspective towards life.
Ketu in 3 rd house
If Ketu in positioned in 3rd house at the time of birth and is favorable, the person becomes active and valorous. Ketu here makes the native a courageous person. The physical constitution of such natives is likely to be strong and sturdy. It also gives a spiritual bent of mind. The person takes part in religious and virtuous activities and can also attain name and fame in these areas. Moreover, there is also a possibility of sudden money with this position.
When Ketu in afflicted in third house, it entangles your bond with siblings. It is not favorable for their health and longevity either. Younger siblings may face a lot of troubles in life. Ketu in 3rd house also makes your relationship with colleagues and associates inimical so care should be taken to keep your attitude with people in check. There is also a tendency to indulge in short travels frequently.
Ketu in 4th house
The presence of Ketu in the fourth house has both adverse and positive effects on the natives. Ketu plays an important role in shaping the natives’ lives and it favours spirituality. The presence of your teacher, mentor, or guru plays a crucial role in your success. According to Vedic astrology, the effect of Ketu stays for around seven years in natives’ life and gives more unfavourable outcomes if it is aligned with the Moon. However, the malefic effect of Ketu in the 4th house can be removed if you know how to deal with it. It is very important to be focused and clear.
When Ketu is posited in the 4th house of a horoscope and if it is afflicted, the native is likely to move away from his birth place to a foreign land. There could be a lot of long distance journeys to abroad and far off places. Ketu causes detachment from the area represented by the house that it occupies. This position of Ketu also endangers one’s property and possessions. It makes the person aggressive in nature.
There could be some issues with or through your mother. Health and longevity of mother may also be under the effect of this malefic planet. Lack of domestic happiness and mental peace persists throughout the life for the native. The person faces a lot of issues on the family front. Ketu in 4th house also indicates towards a distorted mindset of the native. Such a person may suffer from polluted thoughts. Father may also suffer financially.
Ketu in 5th House
When Ketu is located in fifth house, the native usually has a philosophical bent of mind. Such a person is quick to learn new languages. In fact, native is usually fluent in many foreign languages too. This placement of Ketu also increases one’s inclination towards matters concerning religion and spirituality. The person also has an affinity to indulge in research. Ketu in 5th house also gives knowledge of occult sciences and in some cases, black magic too.
Lack of emotional satisfaction persists in the life of native when Ketu sits in fifth house, especially under affliction. This position is not favorable for children of the native. They may face hurdles in life. It also causes problems in progeny possibilities and in some cases, it may lead to abortion or miscarriage. Ketu here is also unfavorable for one’s own health as the native might suffer from stomach related diseases. Nevertheless, chances of gains from speculation are likely to the native.
Ketu in 6th House
Sixth house position of Ketu is not considered favorable in Vedic Astrology for the native. It makes the native vulnerable to injuries and accidents. It can also lead to perineal diseases such as fistula, piles and fissures. This placement of Ketu causes a lot of obstructions and obstacles in life. Nevertheless, the native has the ability to rise above the challenges and attain success through own efforts and hard work.
Ketu in 6th house also builds fear of the government in the native. Moreover, if it is badly afflicted in this position, the person exhibits violent tendencies too. Such a person can also get involved in criminal and shady behavior. This is also an adverse placement of Ketu for maternal relatives as it causes lack of peace and happiness to them.
Ketu in 7th house
The placement of Ketu in the 7th house will make both positive and negative influences on natives. It may bring in happiness, love, attachment in their life. However, it may cause their downfall in both personal and professional lives. It may so happen that the spouse with this placement lacks longevity in their relationship and split quite early. The natives of Ketu in the 7th house may be short-tempered by nature. They may even hurl abuses on the other person if they don’t get along well. The natives with this placement may hold grudges against others which may make them negative and add on to their sufferings.
Ketu in 8th house
8th house is the house of transformations, mystery, magic, wealth, accidents, gains, health, setbacks and so on. And when Ketu occupies this house, the native is strongly inclines towards metaphysical realms. It is positive for the mystical side of your life. There is a strong chance that the native may adopt occultism as a profession. Such a person has a very strong intuition and psychic abilities. They are natural healers.
Ketu in 8th house also makes the native susceptible to injuries due to firearms, weaponry, insects or animals. Chances of accidents exist too. Moreover, the person may also have to undergo surgeries in life. When Ketu is positively located, the native can expect some sudden gains too. However, this position of Ketu can affect the health of the person and cause perineal diseases. Either the person has diseases that they want to keep secret or fall prey to health complications that are not easy to diagnose.
Ketu in 9th house
Ninth house relates to foreign travel, fortune, luck, meditation, spirituality, higher learning and pilgrimages. Ketu also represents inclination towards emancipation. When it is positively located in the ninth house, it makes the person spiritually inclined and religious. Such a person is dedicated and serious about their religious values and beliefs. There is also a possibility of travel, especially pilgrimages. Ketu in 9th house also makes the native orthodox in some cases.
This position is Ketu is not favorable for the native’s father as their health could go downhill. Longevity of father is also affected in some cases. The person may also have an inimical relationship with father. Native may also have problems and issues with siblings too. Moreover, when Ketu is afflicted in ninth house, it makes the person rebellious concerning religion. And the person may question the ideals and values of religion they follow.
Ketu in 10th house
When Ketu is positive in the horoscope in the tenth house, it leads to success in career. It can make the person attain power, status and wealth in life. He or she is a strong individual with high intelligence and is skilled at many crafts. Such a person will have self-acquired knowledge and earn a lot of fame throughout their life. They have a strong influence upon others and even get praised from enemies. Their temperament however is negative.
When afflicted, Ketu in 10th house makes the person foolish. Such a person indulges in wasteful efforts and ordinary work. He or she may be too proud in nature. Their life lacks mental peace and paternal happiness. They may lead an unfortunate life and face lots of hardships. Chances of accident from vehicle also exist. Moreover, they may also face obstacles at the work front.
Ketu in 11th house
11th house represents gains, prosperity, elder siblings, friendships, and social concerns. When Ketu is positioned in 11th house and is favorable for the native, he or she would be quite frugal with their money. They are likely to be successful in life. People with positive Ketu in 11th house usually make good achievements in life and have a stable financial position too.
However, Ketu can also give problems related to ears and hearing disorders. Moreover, the person may struggle to keep a warm and cordial relationship with siblings especially brothers and their own children. Ketu here also causes miscarriage at times. The native with this position usually has limited desires in life. Their social life is also average and they do not have many friends either. They keep their involvement with people limited.
Ketu in 12th house
Ketu is the natural significator of the 12th house so this position of Ketu is usually considered positive in a horoscope. When Ketu is favorable here, the person tends to have a spiritual bent of mind. Their actions are driven towards enlightenment, as that is their ultimate aim in life. This position of Ketu gives an introvert nature too. The person is usually inclined towards seclusion.
These people spend without letting anybody know or they spend on things that they are best kept secret. This position of Ketu also leads to sleep loss. Moreover, the native may have trouble in bed comforts. Some may also suffer from eye problems. This also suggests a chance to go abroad. Such a person gains victory over enemies and opposition. However, if Ketu is afflicted, the person may suffer from health issues and hospitalization. Afflicted Ketu in 12th house also causes rise in expenses.