Monday, 1 December 2014


Mis-conceptions about the Rahu/Kethu: Is the Rahu/Kethu can be blamed for all the ills?

There are general trend among the Astrologers to blame the Rahu/Kethu for all the ills. Also the Public (in general) treat most of the problems are created by the Rahu and Kethu doshas. Is it true? Let us analyse this problem in detail. Let us find out the important beliefs about the Rahu and Ketu.

The Rahu/Ketu do not posses any major qualities by its own except for few (we shall study the qualities of Rahu & Ketu separately). The Rahu/Kethu will actually mirror the qualities of the House Lord, where it is placed. Hence blaming the Rahu and kethu for all the marriage problems & child birth will leads us to no-where. Astrologers keep both the Rahu/Ketu as the "Whipping Boys"

What is the meaning of Whipping Boys?

A whipping boy was a young boy who was assigned to a young prince and was punished when the prince misbehaved or fell behind in his schooling. Whipping boys were established in the English court during the monarchies of the 15th century and 16th centuries.

The 15th & 16th Century ideas are being implemented by the modern day Astrologers by keeping both the Rahu and Ketu as the Whipping Boys for the wrongdoing of other planets. 

Marriage Delays (Rahu & Kethu Dosham): If the Rahu and Ketu are placed in the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th, 8th & 11th house, then the Marriage is held up due to Rahu or Kethu dosha or in general they call it "Naga Dosha or Sarpa Dosha". But in actual reality the marriage can be delayed due to various reasons.

1. The problem with the 2nd & 7th house lords.

2. Existence of "Pithru Dosham" in the family.

3. Passing through a unfavourable Mahadasa or Antardasa periods.

4. Unfavourable transit period of 7th house lord from the Moon sign.

5. Mental/Physical infirmity of the concerned person.

6. Passing through an unfavourable or weak 2nd & 7th house lord Dasa or its sub periods in the Navamsa Chart and/or Trimshamsha chart.

7. Passing through an unfavourable 7th house lord dasa or its sub periods, when there is an existence of "Kalathra Dosha" (combination of 7th house lord with 6th and/or 8th house lords) in the Navamsa or/and Trimshamsha charts.

Instead of analysing the horoscope for correct reasons, the general trend is to blame it on the "Rahu" or "Ketu" or both. Without identifying the exact troubles, if anyone tries hard to conduct Marriage after completing the Pariharams for the doshas created by the Rahu, Kethu, they may not able to get any significant results. This could bring in frustrations or people will lose faith in the Astrology or simply the Astrologers are labelled as "cheats".

Author's View:

1. Don't think that only Rahu and Ketu can play havoc in your marriage life and in child birth.

2. Don't conclude that the existence of Rahu/Ketu in the 1st, 2nd, 5th, 7th and 8th house will damage your marriage life or prospects.

3. Don't conclude that the difficulty in conceiving is always being created by the Rahu/Kethu.

4. Don't blame the Astrology for your mis-readings of your chart.

5. You can't expect to get any good results, if you continue to beat the bush for Rahu/kethu doshas without verifying the facts.





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