Characteristics of Planet Ketu

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29 Sep 2017

Characteristics of Planet Ketu in Vedic Astrology

As per Vedic Astrology, these are the basic roles characterized by Planet Ketu (South Node) in Horoscope, role and importance of Ketu Graha in male and female horoscope as per sidereal astrology.

Characteristics of Planet Ketu


  • Ketu Graha is the soldier of the solar system. Ketu is a female sannyasin (lifelong celibate) who goes on begging, is a mixed caste planet. Ketu (South Node) is not awarded natural ownership of any sign. Ketu is headless, shadowy, smoky planet, having serpent body, called as dragon’s tail, moon’s south node, cauda etc. Ketu is not considered as a planet but as descending point of Moon and earth’s orbit intersection.
  • South Node is the natural karaka of the maternal grandparents, physician.
  • Feminine, spiritual, short stature, rough voice, mean, wounded, thin and lean, wicked serpentine physique, smoky color (bluish or black) complexion.


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  • Grateful, but cunning, Spiritual, salvation, knows mantras, mantra shastra, a healer, a physician, practice of Ayurveda, dogs, hen, drugs, fever, marasmus, pilgrimages, practices yoga, possess divine strength, windy & phlegmatic, taamsick, in nature. Old multicolored, untidy with hole in it, represents planet Ketu.
  • Ketu graha has lordship over secluded places, abandoned buildings, closed rooms with holes in it, places of termites and where serpents, reptiles etc. abode.
  • Signification over Old age, foreign languages, atheist, places by Ganges, divine knowledge, unconsciousness, fog and mist, secret works, silent meditator, Vedanta, fate, delicacies, low caste and trouble through them, fanaticism, greed, back biting, forecasting, flags, rumors, betrayal, false acquittal, present South Node Ketu.
  • Ketu has role in sudden events, Worshipper of Lord Vishnu, Shiva, violent nature, occult, para vidya, electronics, computer hardware, software, computer languages, readymade clothes and drugs, rumors are all planet Ketu representations.  
  • Signifies stomach, liver issues, legs in body parts, skin disease, wounds and boils, undiagnosed diseases, critical diseases, mental shock or trauma, self-destruction, small pox are represented by South Node


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  • Represents Silver metal, Cat’s Eye Gemstone , lord Ganesh hindu diety
  • Exalted in sign Scorpio/Sagittarius, debilitated in sign Taurus/Gemini, Mooltrikona is sign Sagittarius/Scorpio, own sign Pisces.
  • Friends : Mars, Venus, Saturn
  • Enemy : Moon, Sun
  • Constellation/Nakshatra : Ashwani, Magha, Moola
  • Avataar : Matasya Avtaar (Ansh Avtaar).
  • Possess no aspect as headless hence no drishti.
  • No lordship of any house in kaalpurush’s kundali.
  • Movement of Ketu Node : 3 minutes per day
  • Dried trees and bushes, fruitless & dried aggregation of.






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