Rahu and Ketu in astrology are one of the most dreaded planets. Well, to quote the best astrologers in town, Rahu and Ketu are not actually planets with a physical form like the other seven planets (Moon, Sun, Mars, Mercury, Saturn, Jupiter and Venus). Rahu and Ketu are actually a snowball of energies that are known for their negative effects. But happens, they are not always negative as they too bring positive effects when camping certain houses.
In an astrological sense, Rahu and Ketu are the points where the Moon’s and Earth’s orbits intersect. These are called nodes. The north node represents Rahu, and the south node represents Ketu. To note, the two intersection points are exactly opposite of each other and are said to create electromagnetic disturbances.
In astrology, Rahu and Ketu are the enemies of the planets Moon and Sun, and thus eclipse them. However, if you consider zodiac signs, Rahu is friends to Gemini, Virgo, Libra, Pisces and Sagittarius zodiac signs and Ketu, on the other hand, is friends with Virgo, Sagittarius, Capricorn and Pisces.
Rahu and Ketu – Birth Mythological Tale
Rahu are Ketu are born out of the same body. Their birth goes back to the time of Samudra Manthan, when Lord Vishnu decided to churn the nectar of immortality from the ocean to give it to the seven planets so they can be immortal. Post the Samudra Manthan, Lord Vishnu asked the planets to line up to receive the immortality nectar. As the planets lined up, a Rakshasa donned the form of an innocent man and stood in the line to receive the nectar, which he did. Once Vishnu came to know that the Rakshasa had fooled him to gain immortality, he, in sheer anger, cut him into two pieces.
However, the Rakshasa couldn’t be killed as he had had the immortality nectar. So his two halves became Rahu and Ketu. Thereafter, scared of Vishnu, the planets did penance to him and were given the planetary status.
Rahu in Astrology
Before we look into what are the good houses for Rahu and Ketu in kundli, we first need to learn a bit about these two shadow planets, starting with Rahu. Rahu in astrology represents greed, materialism, diseases, obsession and fame. When you let your mind get influenced by materialism or lust or hate, Rahu has a role to play in the whole prologue. Any person who gets influenced by Rahu will have a harsh speech and rude nature. Such people can be easily irritated and can be a bit lazy too.
Rahu in astrology is also called the planet of pleasures. Just like Saturn (Shani), it inundates the native with worldly pleasures like fame, money, etc. and in the act, it spoils you to pull you into its league. Hence, when Rahu dasha is upon, the native needs to be very careful about their choices and decisions. Astrotalk’s astrologers can help you here.
Rahu as a planet, however, is not malefic for each and every one of us. Strong Rahu in kundli of politicians and thieves is said to be a very good combination. It helps these natives acquire name, fame and materialistic possessions as these people are usually greedy. The Rahu planet, for the layman, is beneficial if it occupies the house of enemies in your kundli. On occupying the house of enemies, Rahu and Ketu can safeguard you from effects like buri nazar and any sort of physical and emotional hurt.
Ketu in astrology
If planet Rahu is about worldly desires, the planet Ketu is about spirituality in astrology. Also called the half planet, Ketu is responsible for wisdom in humans. The person influenced by Ketu is said to be gifted with spiritual achievements in life. The person also acquires some sort of healing powers. While all this may lure you to get closer to Ketu, but these qualities of Ketu are reflected only when it is positively placed or is in one of the good houses for ketu in kundli.
During negative placement, the planet Ketu brings the native woes like depression, anxiety, ghost problems, poor focus and much more. The planet Ketu also is a propeller to certain diseases, hunger, imprisonment, accidents, misery, joint pains, conspiracies etc. The Ketu planet is most compatible with Venus, Saturn, Mercury and Rahu.
While the Rahu Mahadahsa lasts for 18 years, the Ketu mahadasha is as long as seven years. The planet Ketu doesn’t rule any house or Rashi in kind but it surely does occupies a certain house in kundli at a point in time. Thus knowing the good houses for ketu in kundli can help you in making better decisions about various aspects of life.
Best place for Rahu in kundli
As per our expert astrologers, the Rahu planet is good in the Upachaya Houses of the kundli. The Upachaya houses in kundli are 3rd, 6th 10th and 11th. Let’s look, one by one, what are the good effects of Rahu when in these houses.
Rahu in 3rd house
The third house in astrology is of valour, loving siblings, willpower and communication. The effects of Rahu are best in this house. When Rahu occupies the 3rd house, the natives’ intellect and social awareness improve. This improvement directly helps one forge better relationships. The natives with Rahu in the 3rd house are courageous and take challenges head-on. They like being spiritual and develop a sense of self-belief. The natives develop a strong passion, and this helps in the accumulation of wealth.
However, the Rahu influence can also make the natives brag about this wealth accumulation. Thus one needs to safeguard themselves from getting carried away. Rahu is about materialism and may try to influence you by helping you achieve things easily. It is you who needs to rein yourself in situations like these.
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Rahu in 6th house
The sixth house in astrology is the house of enemies, debt and health issues. While you might think that Rahu in this house can affect you negatively, but honestly, it is exactly the opposite. When Rahu is in the sixth house, you are protected from your enemies. Also, you are able to cure health ailments and are able to get permanent relief from most diseases. In addition, if planets like Saturn and Mars conjunct with Rahu in the sixth house, the gains are to further expand across various domains.
However, Rahu with Venus in the 6th house is not favourable as it may lead to extramarital affairs. When Rahu sits with Mercury in the 6th house, it may make the child in the family a bit selfish and rude. Similarly, Rahu with Saturn in the 6th house leads to Progeny.
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Rahu in 10th house
Rahu is a materialistic planet, as you may be aware by now, and interestingly, the 10th house in astrology too denotes materialism. Thus another good house for Rahu in astrology is 10th. The one with Rahu in the 10th house will have a successful career. The house helps the native overcome limitations. As you proceed in life, you will gain the support of authoritative people. The best professions for people with this placement are media, entertainment and software.
However, Rahu in the 10th house is influenced by the placement of Saturn, who is the ruler of the 10th house. Also, though Rahu and Moon are enemies, but the placement of Moon in the 10th house with Rahu is the sign of Raj Yog.
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Rahu in 11th house
Another good house for Rahu is the 11th house. The native with this combination is to achieve success and wealth in their lifetime. However, one might have to wait till the age of 31 or above to find this success. The placement of Rahu in the 11th house is especially beneficial during the Dasha period. The native with this combination will get benefits from the government and society. Also, you will have material gains in your kitty.
However, the negative effect of Rahu in the 11th house is that it could make the person egoistic. The native with this placement will be a bit miser although s/he will acquire materialistic and financial gains in life.
Best place for Ketu in kundli
After Rahu, here are the best houses for Ketu placement as per AstroTalk’s astrologers:
Ketu in 3rd house
Both Rahu and Ketu give positive benefits when camping in the 3rd house. The placement makes the natives excellent at managing their expenses and do well in terms of finances, especially during the Ketu Mahadasha. The planet Ketu makes these natives highly sociable. You will find yourself more attached to your siblings if Ketu is in your third house. As Ketu is a bit on the spiritual side, this placement also inspires the native to do good deeds for others.
However, Ketu in the 3rd house can also make you a bit greedy as you acquire these benefits. So ensure you keep yourself grounded while you enjoy the benefits of the planetary position.
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Ketu in 9th house
Ketu is highly beneficial if it is in the 9th house of your kundli. The natives with this placement will find their difficulties subduing. You will easily be able to overcome your enemies. The Ketu planet in the 9th house is beneficial in terms of mind and body wellness. You will be able to produce a positive attitude towards life. This good house for Ketu also helps the native with acquiring wealth and longevity of children.
On the negative side, the placement can make you really argumentative. You will find yourself getting easily irritated. You will refrain from donating and may develop a habit of gossiping too much. But if you can rein these influences, Ketu will bring much good for you.
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Ketu in 12th house
The shadow planet Ketu in the 12th house implies that the person will have a spiritual bent. S/he will move towards enlightenment and will develop introvert qualities. The planet Ketu in the 12th house not only makes the person good with money but also they are very secretive about it. Interestingly, if the planet Ketu is in the 12th house with Mercury, this combination is even more beneficial and takes you closer to luxuries.
On the downside, the placement of Rahu in the 12th house can also lead to eye problems and sleeping disorders. The placement can give you pain or problems below the waist area. For women, Ketu in the 12th house leads to menstrual problems.
So these were some good houses for Rahu and Ketu in kundli. To know more about Rahu and Ketu and their negative and positive influences, you can talk to our astrologers.
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