Usually people consider Rahu and Ketu along with Shani as bad planets. Most of us get scared and worried when we find out that we have mahadasha of any of these planets going on in our lives. Technically, there is no good or bad planet in astrology. It depends on lots of factors which determine the effect of planet and their mahadashas. Therefore, if you have Ketu Mahadasha in your horoscope then it can both have positive or negative effects.
Ketu is a planet which represents detachment, meditation, spirituality, enlightenment, salvation, self realization etc. Because it is the lower portion of body, it means it doesn’t have any eyes and that’s the reason people feel dissatisfied even when they have everything. Ketu Mahadasha has a duration of 7 years. During this span, the person experiences detachment from the materialistic world. He loses interest in wealth and family. All those people who have Jupiter or Sun strong in their birth chart are expected to have good effects of this astrological position. But this may not be true all the times because there are various other factors on which the calculations are made in astrology. On a broader level, all those people who are born in Aquarius, Aries, Cancer and Capricorn ascendant will get benefited with this mahadasha.
Ketu Mahadasha: Good Effects
- It gives growth in spirituality
- Interest in philosophy, yoga, meditation, religion develops
- Person attains growth and lots of wealth
- Helps an individual attain land and house
- Extreme growth in life in case of Mahadasha of exalted Ketu
Ketu Mahadasha: Bad Effects
- A life full of struggle
- Health issues and physical hardships may surround a person
- Accident while on a vehicle is predicted
- Hurdles in acquiring wealth and education
- Failure in life, loss of your loved ones…. Spouse or children
- Loss of wealth and happiness
- Break in career or unplanned change in career
- Sudden development of fear for vehicles
- Death or threat for death
Ketu Mahadasha Remedies
- Wearing Ketu Mahadasha stone is expected to bring good effect of the planet
- Every day spend time in service of your grandfather
- Offer service to handicapped people
- Worship Lord Ganesha to kill the bad effects of the dasha
- Offer sweets to homeless children
- Donate plaid pattern blankets in monochrome tone to homeless people
- While wearing clothing and jewelry, do not pick colours like coral, red and grey
- Yellow and white are considered to be good colours
- Offering food or shelter to street dogs
- Donate mustard oil is also an effective remedy
My Experience of Ketu Mahadasha
Usually people think that Ketu is a bad planet and Ketu Mahadasha means a bad time in life. This is just a myth. It is the placement of the planet and influence of planets surrounding it that define how good or bad will be the effect of Ketu Mahadasha. My experience of Ketu Mahadasha can be very good compared to some other person.
When a person has Ketu mahadasha antardasha then it gives a person the strength to find out the reason for his existence. He starts to explore his inner self in search of real peace and happiness. He aims for attaining moksha. During Ketu Mahadasha, a person detaches from the outside materialistic world and experiences a paradigm shift in his beliefs and nature. He longs for knowledge. The person gradually gets inclined towards spirituality, philosophy and involves in doing good deeds. He wants to know more on subjects like astrology, spirituality and religion. It is usually a period of struggle but in the end the person gets rewarded with something good.
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Ketu Mahadasha Career
Struggle in career is predicted during Ketu Mahadasha as you will need to put in lots of hard work in order to get desired results and results will not come quick and you will need to wait longer to have what you have been working hard for. If Ketu is present in the 10th house, then there are chances for sudden break on career as native may become unemployed for couple of months or may be more. He might as well experience a sudden change in his profession which is again to the mahadasha. There may also be conflicts at work because of which you might experience distancing with your colleagues. This might result into discord in your professional relationships causing more mental and emotional stress.
Marriage in ketu mahadasha and Ketu Antardasha
Marriage is an important decision of life and therefore, it is advisable to be taken at the most appropriate time. The success of a marriage depends a lot on the positions and effects of planet. Although, we have stated that Ketu is neither a good nor a bad planet but its influence on marriage is not considered very good in astrology. This is because it is considered as the planet of detachment or separation. Therefore, it is good to avoid getting married in Ketu Mahadasha and Ketu Antardasha. Once the dasha of Venus starts, you can plan to get married. If Ketu is present in the 7th house then it shows that there could be lack of interest in marriage or divorce or separation.
End of ketu mahadasha
Mercury is the final planet in Ketu Mahadasha. This is the time finally when things start falling in place as people get their sanity back. The confusion caused by Ketu is finally wiped off by Mercury. The native is back in the position to work with a stable mind. His intelligence is back in full capacity and things start to work the way they anticipate or plan. This is the time when people start looking at life again with a positive mind. They find themselves more clear in mind and actions.
Ketu Dosha Nivaran Upay
Ketu dosha refers to the malefic effects of Ketu in the natal chart of the native. These adversely effect the potency of the conjugate planet thereby causing surgeries, accidents, loss in property, unnecessary depression and worries to the native. Here are some remedies to ease Ketu Dosha:
- Native is advised to take bath using products related to Ketu each and every Tuesday
- Perform regular yagnas for the planet
- Wear cat’s eye stone
Ketu Dosha Nivaran Mantra
Here is the mantra which people should chant on regular basis to write off the bad effects of Ketu Dosha:
“Om Ketum Karnavann Ketave Peshomayyam Apeshase, Samushdwirajaythah”
“Om sraam sreem sraum sah ketave namah”
raudram raudratmakam ghoram tam ketum pranamamy aham”
Ketu Nine Antardashas or Bhukti
Ketu Mahadasha comprises of 9 Antardashas or Bhukti. Here are all these bhuktis given with their duration making it a complete mahadasha of 7 years:
Ketu Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about 5 months that is 149 days. This is the worse phase as the effects are highly intense.
Venus (Sukra) Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about one year and two months that is 426 days. This is also a period with negativity but intensity of negative things goes a little down compared to the former phase.
Sun (Surya) Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about 4 months and 4 days that is 127 days. Both these planets are considered to be enemies. This makes it a period of adverse reactions and difficulties.
Moon (Chandra) Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about 7 months that is 213 days. Though the negative effects will still remain high but there will be positive effects which will make it a little pleasant phase after a tough one.
Mars (Mangal) Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about 5 months that is 149 days. This is again a mix of good and bad events.
Rahu Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about one year and 13 days that is 386 days. It is a deadly combination and therefore, negative effects get more intense.
Jupiter (Guru) Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about 11 months and 5 days that is 341 days. The malefic effects of Ketu will be dominant in this phase.
Saturn (Sani) Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about one year one month and 12 days that is 404 days. Be prepared for more hurdles and delays. If Saturn is placed in a good position in your horoscope then you can expect some relief.
Mercury (Budha) Antardasha or Bhukti: The timespan is about 11 months and 28 days that is 362 days. This phase will balance out the negatives and positives.