Some Rahu / Ketu Q & A

Q: Do the nodes [Rahu and Ketu] have dignity? If so, how do we calculate it. If not, how to we assess their positivity or negativity. We still have to consider the positivity and negativity of Rahu and Ketu, but we don’t calculate it in the same way as with other planets because Rahu and…

Rules for Interpreting Rahu and Ketu in Houses

Rāhu & Ketu in the Houses Since they are always a pole/axis 180º apart from one another, their presence in a house gives prominent to the theme of that house’s axis. The way that they activate the axis is this: Ketu pulls from the house in which it sits, and gives what it pulls to…

 Rahu/Ketu in Leo/Aquarius

This is a very short excerpt of the teaching materials I use for teaching Level 2 astrology. The similarity between Leo and Aquarius is that they both value loyalty. Thus, having the nodes in Leo and Aquarius symbolizes notable concern with loyalty. The polarity between the two is that both require approval from others but…

Dignity for Rahu and Ketu

Question: Some astrologers talk about Rahu and Ketu being affected by their rulers and by aspects to them, as though they can have better or worse dignity. Do you consider those things? This is the approach I use to dignity for Rahu and Ketu: Let’s say Rahu is in Pisces and aspected only by Jupiter. Then…

The Symbolism of Rahu & Ketu

[youtube https://youtu.be/ed_5qFM3Csk] In just over five short minutes, Vic clearly explains the core, essential symbols of Rahu & Ketu – the causers of eclipses and symbols of sudden, radical changes. Also known as the Dragon’s Head and Dragon’s Tail or the North and South Nodes, they are two parts of the same entity and therefore symbolism…

Ketu

Ketu is the flip-side of Rahu. Whenever we discuss Rahu we discuss Ketu implicitly.

Colors of the Planets – Not So Simple

What this survey of BPHS (Bṛhat Parāśara Hora Śāstra) will reveal clearly is that the popularly touted simple color-planet paradigm is not supported in this Sanskrit text. Rather what we see is that a few colors are associated with each planet. Complexion In the 16th and 17th ślokas of the BPHS chapter titled “Nature and Form of…

Planets that Break Your Face

Two days ago, at about 3:30 in the afternoon – I broke my face. Well, not really, but that’s a figure of speech I grew up using and which is quite appropriate to what actually happened. See, my 5th grade son wanted me to play this complex version of “tag” with him and about 20…

Tune-Up Your Astrology with Me! Part 1 – Character

From time to time I return to my own horoscope for a “tune-up” to make sure my astrological methods are still “in alignment.” I thought that persons interested in understanding astrology would benefit from reading my notes, so I did it more systematically this time. If you follow along through this evaluation I think you…