Rahu and Ketu in Leo and Aquarius

Rahu and Ketu have transited out of Virgo and Pisces — where they have been for the past 17 months — and into Leo and Aquarius, respectively, January 8th at 10:55 p.m. CST.

What does this mean?!

To fully understand how Rahu and Ketu play a role in your specific horoscope, a Vedic Astrology reading will be needed.

I am currently offering $20 Rahu/Ketu reports for anyone who is interested in finding out how Rahu and Ketu influence their lives.
Please email me at hawthorne.sara@gmail.com with your exact time, place, and date of birth for more information. 

How it works!

The close or exact influence of Rahu and Ketu in the birth chart is very significant for each person to understand about their chart as Rahu and Ketu are generally unfavorable planets. They bring challenges during prolonged transits. They can make one vulnerable to anxiety, over-ambitiousness (leading to burnout), sudden setbacks, undiagnosed health problems, allergies, inflammation in the body, persisting infections, losses through cheating, professional setbacks, and depression. They can cause strains in business relationship, losses through risky or speculative ventures, make one vulnerable to litigation and cause sudden mishaps and problems in marital relationship.

What can I do?!

There are inexpensive, simple, and effective remedies everyone can do to reduce the negative impact of Rahu and Ketu in the horoscope.

  • Donate to the poor and the needy
  • Donate to holy organizations or spiritual organizations and to saints or holy leaders
  • Serve one’s parents, parents-in-law, and the elderly
  • Feed the birds every morning
  • Donate food or money to shelters for stray dogs


  • Listen to chants for Lord Ganapathi


  • Listen to chants for Bhairava




  •    Performance in the morning after bathing and before eating breakfast gives optimum results.
  •    The remedial measures should be performed regularly.
  •    Performance of any one of the measures for a particular planet would suffice


Tell me more!

Rahu gives good results, if it is placed in the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 9th, 10th, or 11th houses and if it is not closely conjunct with any planet, close to the 5 degree orb of the rising sign, or closely aspecting any other planets. The ruler of the house where Rahu is sitting must also be strong in order for Rahu to bestow beneficial results.

If all of the above is true for your chart then Rahu will make you ambitious and give you the energy to work hard to achieve your goals.

In the first house it can make the person dynamic and desirous of earning more and more (sometimes forgetting legal and ethical standards).

in the second house it drives the person to want to achieve status and wealth.

in the third house it will increase the desire for entrepreneurial success and independent ventures.

in the fourth house it will increase desires for new assets, vehicles, property, and homelife.

in the fifth house it indicates gains from higher education, children, investments, and creative projects.

Read more about the 6th house below

in the seventh house, it indicates happiness in partnerships, relationships, joint ventures, marriage, and visiting foreign lands.

Read more about the 8th house below

in the ninth house, it indicates involvement in religious functions and desires for enlightenment (without the hard work).

in the tenth house it will give desire for professional success and make the person a go-getter.

in the eleventh house it gives gains, but sometimes through corrupt of manipulative tendencies.

Read more about the 12th house below

Rahu and ketu when placed close to the rising sign degree of the 6th, 8th, or 12th house or causing severe affliction to some other planets in the birth chart can cause severe results. This can bring issues with undiagnosed health problems, losses through theft and cheating, trouble with the law, problems with the profession, death in the family, obstructions to living comforts, vulnerability, losses, expenses, and mental unrest.

When placed in their debilitation signs of Scorpio and Taurus respectively, Rahu and Ketu are even more harmful.

When Rahu forms close conjunction/aspect with natal planets, it causes affliction and destroys the significations of these planets.  The harm is less when the afflicted planets are strong and more when they are weak.  When the planets are weak, badly placed and closely afflicted by Rahu, it is indicative of tragic happenings.

I need an example!

When Rahu afflicts the Sun, it can cause issues for the heart, digestion, cardiovascular system, and one’s father, plus whatever house Sun rules in the chart.

When Rahu afflicts the Moon this can cause issue for the mental state, trouble with the chest, lungs, fluids of the body, and one’s mother, plus whatever house Moon rules in the chart.

Rahu’s affliction on Mars issues with diseases, the head, courage, and younger brothers, plus whatever house Mars rules in the chart.

Rahu’s affliction on Mercury causes nervous tension, skin eruptions, respiratory issues, and trouble with decision making skills and analytical problem solving, plus whatever house Mercury rules in the chart.

Rahu’s affliction on Jupiter causes issues to the hips, pancreas, and liver, as well issues for children and husbands, plus whatever house Jupiter rules in the chart.

Rahu’s affliction to Venus indicates issues for romance, luxuries, wife, and the marital bond, plus whatever house Venus rules in the chart.

Rahu’s affliction to Saturn indicates trouble with the teeth, neck, back, spine, knees, joint, and ankles, plus whatever house Saturn rules in the chart.

Okay, what about Ketu?!

Ketu is generally a indicator of miseries and will cause issue to the house it is occupying if it is within 5 degrees of the rising sign. A person may strive for materialism in reference to the house it is occupying, but will ultimately be met with resistance if there is no spiritual element or focus.

For specific information on Rahu and Ketu’s aspects in your chart, please contact me for a Vedic Astrology reading.

“Those leading a life of honesty and doing their duty to their family, society and humanity as a whole do get mental peace leading to the ultimate liberation.”

-VK Choudhary