Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

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Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Tue Aug 16, 2016 2:52 pm

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Rahu and Ketu are dry planets so its analogy is like a snake in the desert burying its head undergound with its tail sticking upwards to the sky and above the ground. Like a desert rattlesnake.

Rahu true friends are thus Mercury and Saturn. Saturn is Yama underground, Mercury helps the growth for Rahu to emerge upwards and outwards when necessary ie. Mercury imparts to Rahu good communicative skills.

Ketu is thus friend to Vernus. Venus is Rakshasha and Ketu is above the ground.

Ketu is good in kendras as mentioned in my very early post and indicated by BPHS during its dasa. It becomes like Vishnu and the rattlesnake can just survive with its tail feeding on the moisture and raindrops above the ground. During its dasa Ketu in a kendra becomes alive.

Rahu as the head of the rattlesnake underground, thus does very well in the 8th and 12th where Saturn is the karaka.

Rahu and Ketu does well in 3rd, 6th and 11th.

In the 11th all planets gain, and Rahu and Ketu by adopting according to the planet in its surrounding, plus the sign it is in, also gain. So if the rattlesnake happens to reside in an oasis in the desert, the rattlesnake also gain.

In the 3rd,there is courage, strength and preparedness. Rahu as being the head of the snake underground, is preparing itself to waylay oncoming strangers. Ketu in the 3rd keeps a sense of the lookout. People in Ketu in the 3rd are very intuitive and highly talented especially scouting talents also explained in my very early post.

in the 6th, Rahu bites the victim. There is strife which Rahu comes up top. Rahu wins because of Mars command (Mars is the general of Rahu which already gave his instructions to him in the 3rd), and Mercury and Saturn assistance; all these planets are also the karakas (Saturn being the sub-karaka) of the 6th.

Ketu in the 6th is even better than Rahu according to Lal Kitab. The killing of the victim is through the TAIL OF THE RATTLESNAKE.

Kingly status when Rahu/Letu in kendra combine with with a trinal lord. This means the rattlesnake is in a very good desert (good sand, extreme in temperature between day and night, cloudless days and cloudy nights which precipitate rainfall etc.) with auspicious circumstances provided by Lakshmi (an oasis in the desert, an underground water table which provides water in times of need etc.).

Kindly status is also indicated when Rahu/Ketu in trine combine with a kendra lord. The means the rattlesnake is blessed by Lakshmi (a special breed of rattlesnake, a rattlesnake with a small stomach which can survive with a lesser amount of fodd etc.) that happens to come across a perfect breeding place in the city, or someone adopted it etc. (Vishnu here giving life; vishnu here act as a householder - city, adoption etc.).


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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:10 pm

You can also see why Parasara says Ketu rules Scorpio and Sagittarius.

These two signs are also ruled by Mars and Jupiter respectively.

Thus you have traitor generals (Mars) and traitor Ministers (Jupiter) who wants to assasinate the Sun (king) and Moon (queen). They will inform Ketu when the paladdin of the king or queen passes by.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:14 pm

About Tapasya ((spiritual enlightenment through austerities) :

Ketu faces the austerities of the elements most as it is above ground in the desert facing the direct sunlight (fire is a form of austerity).

It points outwards and upwards to the sky. Thus only Ketu can seek elightenment.

Venus is above the ground, a Rakashah.

Saturn is underground which strengthens Rahu that in turn gives pillar support to Ketu (Ketu rise and fall with Rahu).

Thus Saturn+Venus+Ketu is a form of Tapasya (Rahu here just acts like a middleman, in any case Rahu is directly opposite Ketu and always has a 180 degree aspect on Ketu).

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:21 pm

Notice Mercury is not involved in the Tapasya Yoga.

Mercury imparts mundane things to the rattlesnake. Like Mercury+Ketu is good for lawyers and Mercury+Rahu is good for marketeers. Mercury as karaka of the 10th has a lot to do with earthly actions including support for the masses and actions related to the profession.

But Mercury being Krishna, if Mercury happens to be very good in your chart, any contact with Rahu or Ketu will give supernatural abilities. No need to go through even Tapasya in rare circumstances. 10th where Mercury is karka also denotes the loka of Krishna, the highest one that can attain.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Tue Aug 16, 2016 4:00 pm

Notice where the battleground is concerned, fiery signs are the most loyal ie. Aires being only ruled by Mars (and not Ketu) as well.

Where counseling in an advisory capacity is concerned, water signs are the most loyal ie. Pisces being ruled by Jupiter (and not Ketu as well).

Still Mars has the ability to command respect from Ketu. Jupiter has the ability to turnaround Ketu.

But Ketu can seek Moksha by being placed in the 12th.

Yet Rahu signifies the kalapurusha according to nadi astrology.

Sun represents dharma especially when associated with the 9th. Jupiter is God especially when associated with the 9th.

Rahu is not good in the 9th as it misses its target of God. But since Rahu is Kalapurusha (us), if you accept Jesus Chrisit died for our sins because in the Rig Vdea and the bible, Jesus Christ is taken as the perfect man (no Rahu) (those who want to read that website you can email me for the link), and we are all born within the time of men (Prajapati is the progenitor of the human race) so this dictum of Jesus Christ applies to us, this means Rahu becomes insignificant in your chart, and you can be saved. Because in that case that leaves only Ketu to do what it wants which its deepest motivation is to seek Moksha (of course there is still Mars to contend with but Mars comes in varying degrees in a chart).

In fact that website quoting Rig Veda and the bible says that is the ONLY WAY to salvation. My deduction is that because if Rahu dies, he cannot pass on anymore current karma to the next life and neither can the current life get distributed with past karma (for karma logistics Rahu works in tandem with Ketu). Thus re-birth is escaped.

I suppose the other alternative route is via Krishna whose abode is indicated in the 10th house.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Tue Aug 16, 2016 5:17 pm

The sunlight in the desert represents dharma. Ketu as the sting of the rattlesnake, although poisonous, likes to be in the midst of dharma.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Fri Aug 19, 2016 8:05 pm

I see.

First we accept that men are sinful and Jesus Christ died for our sins. Rahu then disappears.

Then we pray to Lord Krishna or our ishta devatar with is 12th from ketu in navamsa and then go to the loka we want.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by freeloader » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:12 am

What about ketu is in 9th (aries) ?

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Sat Aug 20, 2016 11:53 am

Rahu does well in Mercury signs. Ketu does well in Jupiter signs.

The head of the snake buried underground if contacted with Mercury, helps it grow out from the Earth's surface ie. wealth is obtained from underground and brought up above the ground level - that is after all the aim of Rahu which is to seek wealth.

The tail of the snake gains moksha more easily via ether - Jupiter's element.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Sat Aug 20, 2016 12:24 pm

If Rahu is in Aquarius, the character of Rahu becomes ingrained in the person's character more strongly.

Similarly for Ketu in Scorpio.

Aquarius is the sign of gains, being the natural sign corresponding to the 11th house.

Rahu manifesto is to seek gains.

So Rahu in Aquarius means the head of the rattlesnake in the underground goes all out to seek gains which figuratively also mean to seek wild underground animals scurrying underground in the desert for the snake's consumption.

The head part of the rattlesnake becomes thus more Rahu like even though Gemini may be Rahu moolatrikona sign (mollatrikona because the snake head would like knowledge of where his prey (riches) are - thus more effective in its hunting).

Scorpio is the natural sign corresponding to the 8th house which is 9th from the 12th. The 9th to any house gives resources and the characteristic foundation to seek the goals of that house. That is why the 9th to any house is considered that house fortune.

Here the tail of the rattlesnake if it listen closely to its vibration, it would get a feel where it would it get eternal bliss (moksha). Thus if the tail of a particular rattlesnake has more or better cells to detect vibrations in the air due mabye to better genetic makeup, then this snake is more likely to point to the sky in a more effective manner thereby gaining moksha.

Thus Ketu in Scorpio imparts Ketu character more to the person.

In Nadi Astrology Rahu rules Leo because Rahu is called the midnight Sun. Nadi planets' rulership show the final outcome. Since Rahu rules Aquarius in Parasara Astrology, its opposite sign Leo would be ruled by Rahu in Nadi simply because the sign and its opposite sign are similar when it comes to extremes. Just like intense brightness one cannot see. Just like intense darkness. So Leo and Aquarius are similar when we talk about extreme things or extreme cases. Ketu also rules Aquarius in Nadi because the final outcome of Ketu once it is dispassionate about wealth and materiality on Earth ie. achieve its goal of being dispassionate about these things, the person becomes wealthy. That is why Ketu rules Aquarius in Nadi Astrology.

But opposite signs are similar as when we discuss about Rahu and Leo. So this means Ketu has something to do with Leo too. But here Ketu in Leo is a process (rather than an outcome like Rahu in Leo). So Ketu in Leo also helps to affix a mark on the person's character. The sunlight brings out the best of the tail of the rattlesnake and the tail vibrates at a higher frequency and with more energy.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Sun Aug 21, 2016 3:02 pm

Another name for Rahu is Pata which means descending.

All men descended onto Earth are sinful as taught by Christianity. We thus have to first and foremost acknowledge that because we are sinful, and hence Jesus Christ descended on Earth to die for our sins.

What about the soul leaving the body when we die? The soul never die. It goes to the next body thereby contributing to our evolutionary progress. But our individual soul Atman is all part of the supreme self of Paramatman. This is represented by the sunlight bathing the tail of the rattlesnake.

Thus if we worship the formless Paramatman (the formless Vishnu) like Narayana rather than Krishna, we will simply just be floating on air like the sunlight in the desert. All our souls are part one big soul. To get to higher lokas, we have to seek alternative routes like Krishna, or even the pole star by worshipping this form of Krishna, or the original form of Vishnu where he rests on the celestial sea via his serpent etc.

But first we have to acknowledge Jesus Christ died for our sins to severe our bondage on Earth, unless you worship by the direct route to Krishna ie. Mercury.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Khoo Hock Leong » Mon Aug 22, 2016 5:24 pm

4 is Mercury's number. 4 is also Rahu's ruling number.

In fact every number from 1 to 9 has a planet representing that number and a ruling planet for that number.

The ruling planet for a number has the capacity to overcome the planet represented by that number.

Thus for Rahu and Mercury, even though Mercury is well adapted to Rahu's quirks as discussed previously, if Rahu happens to be in the 4th in your chart, acknowledgement that Jesus Christ died for our sins is a must, even if you are seeking salvation via the Krishna route.

Lal Kitab says Saturn, Rahu and Ketu evil propensities get neutralised when they are placed in the 4th bhava. But to completely dessicrate Rahu in the 4th is another matter altogether. So acknowledgement that Jesus Christ died for our sins is a must. This is from the perspective of numerology.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Astroboyprakuchan » Thu Mar 09, 2017 8:06 am

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Rahu is not good in the 9th as it misses its target of God. But since Rahu is Kalapurusha (us), if you accept Jesus Chrisit died for our sins because in the Rig Vdea and the bible, Jesus Christ is taken as the perfect man (no Rahu) (those who want to read that website you can email me for the link), and we are all born within the time of men (Prajapati is the progenitor of the human race) so this dictum of Jesus Christ applies to us, this means Rahu becomes insignificant in your chart, and you can be saved. Because in that case that leaves only Ketu to do what it wants which its deepest motivation is to seek Moksha (of course there is still Mars to contend with but Mars comes in varying degrees in a chart).

I suppose the other alternative route is via Krishna whose abode is indicated in the 10th house.

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Hi Khoo,

Can you please share the link. I don't have access to private chat.

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Re: Rahu and Ketu as a Snake in the Desert

Post by Astroboyprakuchan » Tue Mar 21, 2017 1:31 am

Hi Khoo,

If you could write something about rahu in 9th it would help a lot.
Especially about rahu missing its target god and the curse of ista devta. I have been looking for it online but can't find anything.
Please share your knowledge.

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