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 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