Monday, April 28, 2008

Vedic Astrology Part 14

By: G Kumar

The Descending Node of the Moon ( South Node ) is known as
Ketu in Vedic Astrology. Ancient seers had given him the
portfolio of Self_Actualisation ( Moksha ). His position in
the 12th ( the house of final emancipation or Moksha ) is
extolled highly by the savants. Along with the spiritual
planets, Jupiter and Saturn, Ketu should be in a good
position in the horoscope for one to attain to the Divine

The role of the South Node ( Ketu ) in Horoscopy

South Node's Effects in the 12 Houses

Ketu in the Ascendant

Ketu in the Ascendant makes one intelligent and endowed with
fortune. Will be quarrelsome, will have less wealth, will be
melancholic and will have the ability to make others
quarrel. But if Ketu is in the signs of Capricorn or
Aquarius these effects will be invalid as he is powerful in
these signs.

Ketu in the Second House

Will be loquacious , will be devod of eduation and will have
a crooked look. Will be learned and will crave for others'

Ketu in the Third House

Will be noble and charitable. Will be valorous and
adventurous.Will love evil people. Will destroy enemies and
will enjoy wealth, prosperity and all sorts of enjoyments.
Will be a genius of a high order. Will be versatile and will
destroy opposition.

Ketu in the Fourth House

Medical Astrology postulates that heart may be afflicted if
any malefic is posited in the fourth. ( As the Fourth House
rules the heart ). Will be devoid of happiness, landed
properties, relatives and conveyances. All relatives will
become your enemies. This position of the South Node is
detrimental to getting legacy from mother.

Ketu in the Fifth House

Will be cruel, will possess an adamantine will & will not
get much happiness from progeny. WIll have disorders of the
digestive tract. Will be afflicted by many a disease. Will
love sin and will be devoid of happiness.

Ketu in the Sixth House

Medical Astrology postulates that if a malefic is posited in
the sixth, stomach disorders will haunt the native. Will be
the leader of your community, Will have high education and
will be endowed with many a virtue. Will love relatives.
Will be proud and vainglorious. Will have allround
knowledge and liberality.

Ketu in the Seventh House

Will be devoid of happiness from spouse and will love women
of dubious character. Will be devoid of prosperity. Will be
melancholic and will be a Machiavelli. Will love travel and
will land in roublesome situations.

Ketu in the Eighth House

Will be intelligent and will have high concentration. Will
be afflicted by weapons. Will not have much longevity. Will
love other's wealth and women. Will be miserly. Will be
famous and will have adership qualities. This position of
the South Node in the eighth indicates Karmic backlog.

Ketu in the Ninth House

Will be sinful, poor and will be devoid of paternal
happiness.Will be lustful and will not have much penchant
for Religion and Morality. Will be a Kapha-type, in
ayurvedic terminology.Will be proud and chivalrous. Will
criticise the noble and will lower himself by committing
heinous acts.

Ketu in the Tenth House

Will love people and will earn the name of
philanthropist.Will be quite rich and will have philosophic
ability. Will be good in sculpturing. Will be efficient,
famous and endowed with professional skill. This dominance
of the South Node on the Meridien is good for professional

Ketu in the Eleventh House

Will be wealthy with high education. Will have fame and
altruistic merit. Will enjoy the pleasures of the mundane a
lot. Will be versatile endowed with many good qualities.
Will be liberal and generous. Will be very populare because
of philanthropic deeds.

Ketu in the Twelfth House

Will be fickle and ever changing. Eyes may be afflicted.
Will be fond of travel. Will try to conceal sins. Will be
sorrowful and melancholic.Will have dubious character. But
this position of the South Node is conducive to immense
occult power as Ketu represents the Occult.

Astrology and the Science of Numbers ( Numerology )

Is the Absolute the Numberless Infinite? Or has the Absolute
any-thing to do with numbers? Well, Pythagorus inclined to
the latter view. Reality, he said , is symbolised by

Gem Therapy

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Astrology , Holistic Medicine & Ayurveda

Symbolism behind Vedic temples

Man has three bodies - physical, astral & causal. The outer
wall of theVedic temple represents the physical body of man.
The inner wall represents the astral body and the innermost
wall represents the Causal body. Deep within these three
bodies is the Self, the Atman who is represented by the
Deity ! The word temple is derived from the Latin word
tempulum, a place where Law and Justice can be
administered. The principle behind the temple, is Know
Thyself ! Am I a god, then? Yes In these pure features I
behold Creative Nature to soul unfold ( Goethe ) In other
words man suffers from three types of illnesses - physical,
mental & spiritual. Holistic Medicine takes the Tripod of
Life - Body, mind and Self into consideration.

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Astrology & Yoga Therapy

The root Cause of all Disease - Bhoga or Sensory enjoyments
Bhoga ( enjoyments of the senses ) is Roga ( Disease). It
can only be cured by Yoga ( Divine Alchemy ). All food that
is tasty is detrimental to the body, declares Prakriti
Therapy The food which cometh from Nature, fruits and
vegetables, are alkaline by nature. Maximum health is in an
alkaline body. We can only be healthy if we keep a 80%- 20%
ratio. ( 80% alkalinity & 20% acidity). This means we have
to eat more natural foods & less processed foods ( which are
more or less acidic ). Truly speaking, processed foods,even
though they taste well, are robbers as they rob us of our
natural, vibrant health.

Astrology & Occult Vibratory Chemistry ( Tantra )

The Serpentine Power in individual bodies, the Kundalini,
is the coiled Energy in humans, which rises during
Meditation & Prayer. When She ( Kundalini ), the
miscrocosmic power of the macrocosmic Shakti, rises from
from the Root Chakra & reaches the other Chakras, siddhis or
paranormal powers maniest. Clairvoyance, clairaudience,
distant healing, the ability to see Auras & ultimately
Trikala-jnana ( the power to know Past, Present & future )
all manifest in the aspirant. The aspirant should not be
intoxicated by these siddhis. If he tries to exhibit the
siddhis or paranormal powers, he may not reach the Goal of
Life. Instead he should ignore these powers of the mind &
continue his Tapas till he is liberated.

Books as the source of knowledge The Greek Biblion or the
Sankrit Veda means Knowledge which is represented by books.
Books, therefore, represent the Tree of Knowledge ( the
Bodhi Tree ), whose branches all sciences are!

Article by G Kumar, Astrologer, writer & programmer He has 25 years psychic researchexperience in the esoteric arts. Free Astro Tips at & hisinformative ebooks are up at

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