Ketu mahadasha

Mahadasha in jyotish is a major period of a planet based on nakshatra of moon at birth at birth. The are  nakshatra as well as rashi dashas in astrology out of which vimshottari mahadasha is the most commonly used and known dasha in jyotish. We are going to start the mahadasha series from now onwards covering write ups on each mahadasha in the vimshottari dasha scheme. We will be starting with ketu mahadasha in this first article on mahadasha series as Ashwini ruled by ketu is the first nakshatra from where the zodiac begins in Mesha rashi.

Ketu as we all know is a body without head and hence it has no connection with senses like roop, rasa, gandha, hearing etc, These things go to rahu as it is the head hence enjoys roop, rasa, gandha, hearing making it materially inclined. It is considered as a malefic planet but also a gyaan karaka and moksha karaka. It is a planet which can give you extra sensory powers, the 6th sense, psychic powers, mysterious personality, make you a loner, introvert. Such people have something mysterious about them. Ketu mahadasha followed by that of mercury and comes before dasha of venus, it strangely comes between mahadasha of two benefics which is again an mysterious alignment.

Ketu Mahadasha

Ketu mahadasha lasts for 7 years and the results whether benefic or malefic will completely depend on the placement of ketu in the horoscope. Generally ketu dasha makes one interested in occult, mystics, spirituality, metaphysics etc. It will bring detachment and make you an introvert, Ketu will cheat atleast one signification of the house it is placed in, suppose it is placed in the ascendant it will give some or the other problem with the body, physic etc which can be internal as well as external, ketu in 2nd house can cheat you of money or finances at some point in life and so on. Ketu mahadasha will not give spiritual enlightenment if it is not aspected by benefics, Ketu in 12th is the best for spirituality provided it has connections with jupiter, the 5th or the 9th lord of the horoscope. Such people can be attuned to higher energies or be highly spiritual. Psychics too can have these connections with placement of ketu in 4,8,12 houses and connected to moon, Jupiter, 5th or the 9th lord.

Many people complain that they have been through hell in ketu dasha. I have personally seen a few horoscopes with ketu dasha having watched their lives for few years. Ketu if afflicted by malefics can be worse combination in a horoscope. Ketu placed in any house of the horoscope aspected by mars and saturn is like burning in fire. If such horoscope has spiritual combinations such burning is for becoming a gold after achieving detachment, but people in materialism get troubled to heights, they start becoming mentally deranged, cynicism creeps in, some even get high suicidal tendencies and there are others who attempt suicide, Nagging each and every person and see all the faults in others, get irritated at the slightest provocation and attack the other person. They get cheated and deserted by everyone around them, terrible health issues can surface if ketu is afflicted in 6,8,12 houses. Sleep gets affected, some people get into drugs and addictions, everything becomes a nightmarish dream if ketu is badly afflicted in the horoscope. “Vinaash kaale Vipareet Buddhi” fits apt for many in ketu dasha, as they will not even resort to remedies, will doubt each and everything, will criticize people and things.

The reason for such sufferings is the past karma of the person and not ketu dasha. Ketu mahadasha is just the indicator of the coming time and it makes you burn in the fires of life to make you a detached and refined soul who is equivalent to gold. Such people can stay grounded and enjoy life knowing its value in Venus dasha later.

Ketu mahadasha can also be very positive for those with a well placed ketu in kendra and trikona with 5th, 9th, 10th lords. Ketu mahadasha will be very good if ketu is placed in upachaya houses 3,6,10,11. Ketu gives excellent technical knowledge and expertise in languages. Linguist have connections of mercury to ketu for mastering languages, Ketu makes excellent technocrats, programmers, software developers, linguist, psychics. These people have well placed ketu in their horoscopes. Those having ketu involved in spiritual combinations in a horoscope will experience progress in their sadhana and spiritual pursuits, they will meet the right people and yogis/monks/guru who will guide them further to progress in life. Ketu mahadasha can be an excellent opportunity to evolve spiritually even if you are suffering badly. Those who are suffering in ketu mahadasha should always keep in mind  that the next dasha of venus of 20 years is yet to come so you should never get disheartened come what may. If you learn your lessons well in this dasha, the next dasha of venus will shower its blessings on you letting you enjoy your life to the fullest.

Remedies for Ketu mahadasha

  • Recite Vishnu sahasranaam.
  • Recite Ketu mantra from Navagrah Stotra.
  • Read Scriptures, go to spiritual places especially to the south, donate to brahmanas, use this time to be close to god.
  • Wear Cat’s Eye.
Astrologer Ashish Desai is a young and dynamic astrologer having experience of more than 20 years in astrology, but professionally he has been doing this since 2012. He started learning astrology from his mother at a very tender age, he is an accounting and finance graduate from Mumbai university and also holds a diploma in fashion photography. He has many satisfied clients from all over the world and people from more than 30 countries consult him at present. Though he provides consultation to people from all walks of life but majority of his clients come from business families, corporate world, politics, cinema. He specializes in Horoscope match making, C-section Muhurat, Career astrology, business astrology, child/infertility issues, Medical astrology, financial astrology and all types of muhurta and remedial astrology. He believes that astrology can reveal your true potential and help you to achieve success and wealth in your life.


  1. sampath says:

    you mentioned in your details stating kethu from ascendant , what about from Rasi, kethu with moon @ 9th place (viruchika) , meena lagna . generally it should make the person to be adamant, spiritual, not interested in studies if it is in young age or go through problems in job, good in learning vedam or spiritual related topics, etc., connecting with yogis etc., being in mars sign he or she may do something abnormally , not going to school or colleges, etc., etc, present dasa is kethu – venus – venus.
    do you agree or something different , I have given above based on various websites like yours , I may be worng

    • astrologerashish says:

      Namaste Sam,

      Ketu with moon in scorpio anywhere would first give inferiority complex, some deep hidden psychological issue from past lives, this can also make one study subjects like psychology, be adept at reading minds,it can give interest in metaphysics, psychology, occult studies, petroleum, biology, mineralogy, Gynaecology etc. There can be some issue related to mother. Moon as 5th lord can give mental suffering due to relationship/heart break.

      9th house Ketu with moon can even make one explore other religions.

  2. Ravi says:

    What is the impact of ketu mahadasha for libra ascedant if ketu is posited in pisces 6th house together with saturn retrograde. Ketu is aspected by 12th house Mercury and Sun??

    • astrologerashish says:


      Depending on age of jataka, dasha and closeness of the conjunction. Saturn ketu will generally give these results.

      * problems in education
      * Chronic Health issues which may be difficult to diagnose
      * Problems in area of children, Loss of children, some defect in children or weak children. Children should be imbibed with good samskara as there are many chances of they going waywards and having enmity with jataka.
      * Loss of vehicles and properties/accidents or legal issues with respect to property.

      The above are just general result of the given combination which the jatak may experience in more or less way depending on closeness, aspect and placement of other planets, dasha, transit etc.

  3. Monica says:

    Going through Ketu mahadasha and last phase of sade sati dib 26/2/1981, tob1:40pm, pob Kuwait. Ketu is place in my natal chat in the 8 and I am a Scorpio moon sign. Going through a ver tough time. Please Suggest remedies.

  4. Sanjeev says:

    Namastey …I am going through Ketu Mahadasha started from April 2013.. Loss of job Mental agony / Anxiety / Depression suddenly…. Ketu is in 6th House with Jupiter and Saturn & Rahu are in 12th.. Any scope of improvement in rest of my life or I will have to face this hell through out of my life.. pl. help…

    • astrologerashish says:

      Namaste Sanjeev,

      Please opt for career consultations to know about job. By now you have almost crossed more than half ketu dasha.

      Thank you.

  5. Sandeep Khurana says:

    Namaste Ashishji
    My ketu is in Leo 4th house and is aspected by moon from 10th & Mars from 1st.
    I am Taurus ascendant with Venus in 1st & Jupiter in 6th & Saturn,Mercury and Sun in 12th house.
    Kindly guide for Ketu Mahadasha

  6. sanjay says:


    name: Sanjay
    DOB: 19/12/1967
    time: 5.45 AM
    Place:kottayam, Kerala

    My ketu dasa is running currently. I would like to know how Veenus dasa would be? Carrier and financially?

    Ketu is very bad time now.

    Thanking you


  7. anony says:

    what is the impact of ketu mahadasha for cancer ascedant if ketu is posited in cancer and the depositor of ketu (the moon) is in 12th house. Ketu is aspected by exaled Mars and rahu from seventh

    • astrologerashish says:


      Ketu in lagna makes a person have low self esteem/low confidence/inferiority complex, Aspected by mars can make him bold and fearless/aggressive. Moon in 12th will give travels, all this will depend on how close they are to lagna degree and impact of other planets.

      Thank you.

  8. Nal says:

    Namaskaram Sir
    My 19 yr old daughter is going through Ketu Mahadasa and she left home all of a sudden and staying in hostel and and we haven’t seen her for nearly 4 months
    She is normally a very affectionate child
    And our only daughter
    Ketu is in her 2 Nd house
    Parents are struggling to cope up . They both are very sick
    Kindly suggest remedies sir.
    Thank you

  9. Shubham Sharma says:

    I have ketu and jupiter both in my 1st house of birthchart so whether my ketu dasha will be good or bad?

    • astrologerashish says:

      If unafflicted by other planets it will be good, If the dispositor of Ketu is well posited there will be no issues.

  10. Phoenix says:

    I’m going through Ketu mahadasha and my Ketu is in the 8th house(very troubled house)I’m a Scorpio Ascendant so Ketu,which is the karmic ruler of Scorpio,is very important for me.It is by far the worst period of my life.What do believe about this placement?

    • astrologerashish says:

      Namaste Pheonix,
      Ketu in 8th house alone will not be responsible for bad results, there should be other factors to support it. Without checking complete horoscope nothing can be said by the placement of a single planet.

      thank you

  11. Abhijit Thakur says:


    Quick question: if ketu is in 5th bhava aspected by lagna Lord Mars (Scorpio lagna) from 10th house and Jupiter in 8th house then how ketu mahadasha will go? Note: in chalit chart, ketu occupies 4th bhava and Mars is in 9th bhava but Jupiter remains in 8th bhava. Also, Mars is in yuti with Saturn both in rasi chart n chalit chart.

    • astrologerashish says:


      Loss of children, cheating in love affair, technical education/break in education. If 4th house loss of property/vaastu dosha/away from family. Mars/Saturn make’s one very hard working and accident/injury prone.

  12. umesh mishra says:

    Very accurate…I am also going through this phase and experiencing same thing at its worst..from 2012 July…Venus is only hope left…dob 13-03-1974….2:30 pm… Varanasi

    • admin says:

      Namaste Umesh ji,

      Yes, Horoscope has good spiritual combinations. Donate food to black dog and clothes or blankets to poor and needy.

  13. Anmol says:

    I have often heard people saying Ketu in 9th create Bhagya dosh. what is your exp while reading charts. what does it mean

    Also if Ketu is in Libra or Capricorn. are these enemy signs or good signs for ketu to be in.

    • admin says:

      Namaste Anmol ji,

      Ketu in 9th if aspected by benefics or 5th, 9th or 12th lords leads to good spiritual combinations which definitely gives good bhagya and soul ascends to higher worlds. If 9th lord is also well placed there is nothing to worry.

      Rahu and ketu will act according to sign lords they are placed in, so its good or bad results also depend on the sign lords and not just on the signs.

  14. Raj says:

    Very interesting and accurate analysis of Ketu mahadasha.

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