RAHU AND KETU IN CAPRICORN/CANCER: YOUR GUIDE FOR THE NEXT 18 MONTHS. PART 2
In Part 1, we discussed Rahu and Ketu in Cancer and Capricorn which moved there in the mean node system August 17th and move in the true node system Sept 9-10th depending where in the world you live. This is a long and dominant transit that will impact you for 18 months. This article is a follow up by rising sign or moon sign. (See Part 1 at : http://www.appliedvedicastrology.com/rahu-cancer-ketu-capricorn-august-17sept-09-part-1/
Vedic astrology pays most attention to transits from the Moon Chart since the mind is most impacted but the transits from the Ascendent Lord and sometimes the Sun Chart and the Arudha Lagna may reveal more material manifestations.
The Arudha Lagna is how others see it and I call it the perception chart. If you know your Arudha lagna rising sign (can’t teach you how to calculate it here) then Rahu, trining the Arudha Lagna will create Raj Yogas particularly if interacting with a natal benefic. Hence if your Arudha lagna is a water sign (Cancer, Pisces, Scorpio) then Rahu in Cancer will set up a trinal relation and be a positive.
Rahu creates our central desire in this lifetime based on where it is in our natal chart and Ketu creates detachment and takes things away often to move us toward our goal of moksha or liberation from the earthly plane. Rahu is like a carrot on a string as it keeps taunting us for more and more and when we finally attain it, we are not satisfied. Rahu in the 1st is common for actors and rock stars and while they want attention in the end when they get it they lose all their privacy as they are often the subject of tabloid exposures and tattle and then they realize they want nothing from privacy and freedom from the gossip columnist.
Rahu and Ketu in transit will open up new desires in our life and new levels of attachment. Rahu transits are good 3rd, 6th , 10th and 11th from the natal moon or rising sign and Ketu 3th, 6th and 11th. So if you have moon in Taurus, Aquarius or Libra or Virgo then the Rahu transit may be beneficial. If you are Scorpio, Leo, or Pisces, then rising or moon sign, then the Ketu transit will be beneficial.
Any transit can be good or bad. If you have a natal malefic like Saturn or Mars or the Sun or Rahu placed in Cancer/Capricorn or aspecting it in your natal chart, it may bring out the darker side of the transit while an aspect or association with a benefic like Mercury, Venus or Jupiter may bring good results. Planets in transit and aspecting Cancer and Capricorn will impact Rahu and Ketu also. So for example, Saturn is now in Scorpio asepcting Rahu in Cancer within a few degrees and has a negative impact until it moves into Sagittarius on Oct. 26th and then it will negatively impact your houses connected to Gemini, Aquarius, and Virgo. This is how to gauge your afflicted and unafflicted guide below.
If you are Moon or Sun is in Cancer or Capricorn, then the nodes will eclipse it at some point over the next 18 months and the critical part of that transit maybe when Rahu or Ketu are 3 degrees on either side of your natal Sun or Moon. Hence if your were born August 13-16, Rahu is eclipsing your natal Sun in transit now and can either lead to a sudden rise in fame or attention or the loss of status based on the houses involved.
If your moon is in Cancer then Rahu is transiting your moon can cause deep mental unrest and instability especially if you natal moon is already weak in the 6th, 8th or 12th houses or afflicted by other malefics. The mental unrest may be difficult to handle it may lead you to taking addictive substances to deal with if you are not into yoga and meditation.
Each chart is very unique and if you are running a Rahu or Ketu dasha or subperiod, then these transits will be more impactful.
BELOW IS A GUIDE TO RAHU/KETU GOING THROUGH THE HOUSES:
IF YOU ARE ARIES RISING OR MOON:
RAHU WOULD BE TRANSITING THROUGH YOUR 4TH AND KETU YOUR 10TH HOUSES.
If you have no malefics like Saturn, Rahu or Ketu or Mars in Cancer or aspecting Cancer, then the Rahu transit would be a time to learn about foreign people and customs, travel to the Southwest, engage in buying a new home or residence or vehicle, You may suddenly feel unhappy in your course of work with Ketu transiting your 10th and desire change for change at work or taking up non-traditional “out of the box” work. Ketu transit the 10th could positively spur you to do good reorganization at work but if there are afflictions to Ketu, you could feel fragmented and disconnected to work and your reputation could diminish.
If you have malefics afflicting Cancer or Capricorn, you may feel more weighed down by responsibilities. Relationships might seem boring or you might want to bolt from a committed relationship. You may have to deal with toxins in your home like mold or insects or you may have emotional challenges with your mother or she may be prone to illness.
IF YOU ARE TAURUS RISING OR MOON:
RAHU WOULD BE TRANSITING THROUGH YOUR 3RDTH AND KETU THROUGH YOUR 9TH HOUSES.
If your third house is not afflicted by malefics in transit or in your natal chart, then the 3rd house transits of Rahu would support you physically and make you feel stronger and create more determination and courage to make changes in your life. It will foster creativity for writing projects or artistic development. You might take up Toastmasters and do more public speaking and be drawn to spiritual journey and short-trips.
If your 9th house is unafflicted in transit or in your natal chart, then Ketu transiting there might lead to a deep spiritual or philosophical or religious breakthrough and foreign travel could be beneficial. Time to write the big philosophical and spiritual tome and get it published.
If Cancer is afflicted in your natal chart or transit, then Rahu might create misunderstanding with younger siblings, or develop moodiness which could be alleviated by writing or creative activities.
Ketu transiting through your 9th if afflicted my allow you to question your Gurus and teachers and to consider leaving them. You might be draw into switching your beliefs at this time and take a different spiritual path. Foreign travel might be fraught with more challenges so have a back-up plan and make sure someone has copies of your passports and that you have the flexibility to change airline tickets if something unexpected comes up. If you are working on book, be prepared for major rewrites and it taking much longer than expected.
IF YOU ARE GEMINI RISING OR MOON:
RAHU WOULD BE TRANSITING THROUGH YOUR 2NDTH AND KETU THROUGH YOUR 8TH HOUSES.
If Rahu is unafflicted in transit or in your natal chart with no malefic associations from Saturn, Ketu or Mars, this is a time to clean up your family relationships and possibly profit from foreign investments. Focus on speaking the truth and being cordial and pleasant. You might get a promotion or raise or earn extra money if you can start a side business or venture.
If Ketu is unafflicted in transit because of no natal or malefic associations from Saturn or Mars or the Sun, then your intuition may blossom during this transit and research and self-discovery and psychological insights could be keen. Good time for seminar or sessions with your therapist. Your partner may come into some unexpected money. You may become interested in esoteric subjects or metaphysics as Ketu in the eighth house could make you much more sensitive to other dimensions.
If Rahu is afflicted in transit because of malefic associations from Saturn or Mars, then finances might be challenged, money might dry up at times and come in spurts. You have to watch diet and eat pure foods as you might be prone to binge eating to cover up emotions. If you have not overcome addictive patterns than stay away from alcohol and recreational chemicals and do not use sexual activity to cover up emotional distress. Watch your speech to avoid cursing or rough language so you do not hurt others.
If Ketu is afflicted in transit because of malefic associations with Mars or Saturn or the Sun, watch your health and your hypersensitivity. This may require being more grounded and doing regular yoga and exercise. You may develop hidden and undiagnosable health issues so keep looking for answers with alternative practioners. There is always an answer out there even if traditional medicine cannot find one.
(Note: Saturn into Sagittarius Oct. 26th will be there for 2.5 years so it will afflicting Gemini the entire transit)
IF YOU ARE CANCER RISING OR MOON:
RAHU WOULD BE TRANSITING THROUGH YOUR 1ST AND KETU THROUGH
YOUR 7TH TH HOUSES.
If Rahu is unafflicted in transit or in your natal chart with no malefic associations from Saturn, Ketu or Mars then this is a time to purify your system and get your affairs in order and get clearer about your life. Use this time for self-improvement, business relationships with foreign companies and get rid of toxic relationships. Rahu in transit could make you more charismatic and allow you to be a leader and attract followers and might grant some temporary fame. (Saturn moving out of Scorpio Oct. 26th for 2.5 years will leave Cancer unafflicted by Saturn)
If Rahu is afflicted in transits by malefic associations with natal planets like Saturn and Mars and Ketu then you might be subject to toxins or pollutants, chemical or hormonal changes and it will be import to do regular detox diets. You will have to defend your status and position from others who might snipe at you and try to bring you down. The air element or Vata will dominate so you will need to eat hot, calming foods and drink calming herbal teas to ground you. Exercise, meditation and yoga will be necessary.
If Ketu is unafflicted in transit or in your natal chart with no malefic associations from Saturn, or Mars or the Sun, this will be a good time revaluate your business relationships and business conditions and business contracts. Your romantic partner may need support and your challenge will be to be there for devotion.
If Ketu is afflicted in transits by malefic associations with natal planets like Saturn and Mars and the Sun, then you will be want to change business relationships and consider breaking up with your partner if you are dissatisfied. Avoid flying off the handle and throwing out the baby with the bathwater. You will prone to want do more travel but it it is not planned carefully it could lead to aimless wandering with no direction in search of deep spirituality and truth.
IF YOU ARE LEO RISING OR MOON:
RAHU WOULD BE TRANSITING THROUGH YOUR 12TH AND KETU THROUGH YOUR 6TH HOUSES.
If Rahu is unafflicted in transit or in your natal chart with no malefic associations from Saturn, Ketu or Mars, then this a good time for a foreign trip or spiritual pilgrimage or an outing in the mountains. Donate to charity and good causes and do service work but avoid over-working.
If Rahu is afflicted in transit or in your natal chart with no malefic associations from Saturn, Ketu or Mars, then you may develop sleep problems because the vata or air element would be too activated so be quiet in the evening and not doing heavy aerobic exercise or watching violent activating movies before you go to sleep. Avoid eating late. You may develop undiagnosable ailments and you will have to seek alternative practitioners to find an answer. You may have trouble being grounded or develop foot problems and feel psychological unsettled. It will be an important time to turn to spirituality and meditation and yoga and avoid sexual addiction Rahu’s transit through the twelfth house can unearth psychological complexes related to fear, worry and paranoia. Remember that the things that you are worrying about are illusionary and 99% of the things we worry about do not happen.
If Ketu is unafflicted in transit or your natal chart or associated with benefics, then there will be a desire to reorganize and better your life and move toward self-improvement. Medical and healing work may be aided and spiritual remedies will be strong.
If Ketu is afflicted in transit or by malefic natal chart associations, there may be a desire for liberation and letting go of the routine and normal in your life. You may become very unhappy with work (6h house) and want to change or just not show up so find away to change your situation for the better.
IF YOU ARE VIRGO RISING OR MOON:
RAHU WOULD BE TRANSITING THROUGH YOUR 11TH AND KETU THROUGH YOUR 5TH HOUSES.
If Rahu is unafflicted in transit or in your natal chart or positively impacted by benefics like Jupiter, Mercury and Venus, then this transit could bring in powerful new friend and new group associations. There could be monetary windfalls or bonuses but be careful how you invest money at this time with Ketu transiting through the house of speculation and investment. Use this transit to support groups and humanitarian organizations. You could have beneficial relationships with older siblings or unexpected money could come from the Southwest direction. Find new mentors to lead you to positive growth.
If Rahu is afflicted in transit or in your natal chart or positively impacted by malefics like Saturn, and Mars and Ketu and the Sun, then this transit could lead to connections with swindler or con-artists that present things that are too good to be true to evaluate them in the light of common sense and do due-dilligence. You may have problems with older siblings or develop ear inflections. Make sure to save carefully to avoid negative cash flow if income gets hit by irregular ups and downs.
If Ketu is unafflicted in transit or your natal chart or associated with benefics like Jupiter and Mercury and Venus, then there will be a desire to shift spiritual affiliations and spend more time in meditation and reading holy works. Romance may be impacted and you will need to be more demonstrative about affection rather than withdrawing. Work with your children to make unexpected adjustment and there may be unexpected gains from investment.
If Ketu is afflicted in transit or by malefic natal chart associations, you may be overprotective of children and that may lead to rebellion if you smother them too much. You may attract needy or difficult people in romance or you main receive surprise losses in investments. You may have trouble sitting to meditate and your mind may feel restless and ungrounded.
IN PART 3 WE WILL COVER LIBRA THROUGH PISCES
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