Rahu/Ketu and professional life in transits: How does Rahu and Ketu affect your career

The Rahu-Ketu Axis and a Natives’ Career: Major deterrents or Major Movers?

The Shadowy planets called Rahu and Ketu do not have a house of their own. They are merely the North Node(Rahu) and South Node(Ketu) 0f the Moon. Rahu and Ketu are also referred to as  Karmik planets. They are  considered as Grahas and Hymns and Chants were written to propiate and please them.

It is considered that Ketu is the store house of the relevant Karmas that have to bear their fruits in the present life and Rahu is the agency through which they bear fruits. In other words Ketu presents our ledger account and Rahu operates that account. Rahu and Ketu are the strongest planets in any birth chart because there is no escape from their results.

Rahu and Ketu

Rahu(North Node) and Ketu(South Node)

Rahu and Ketu are as powerful as Saturn(Rahu) and Mars(Ketu). They are supposed to give good results when they transit the 3rd, 6th and 10th and 11th house from the Moon Sign or the Janma Rasi. As they are always mutually in opposition (18 degrees), they  give contradictory results while transiting any Rasi.

In some particular houses, Rahu and Ketu can cause havoc, like the fourth and tenth houses in a horoscope is one of the worst situations as far as profession is concerned. Irrespective of which planet (Rahu/Ketu) being posited in the tenth, the professional life of the native will suffer.

Rahu’s position in tenth house causes one to have frequent changes in his career. Such natives will be aggressive in their professional life. and will seldom listen  to others opinion thus having strained relation with the co workers. They are impulsive  workers and may lead them to making many a hasty decisions in career.

Let us study the effects on a natives career when Rahu and Ketu aspect his Sun Signs.

Rahu’s position in a fiery sign (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius) : Rahu is an aggressor and when he gets posited in a fiery sign, his flares burn high. This will lead to native always getting in to adverse situations in the work place. He will have frequent arguments with his co workers and superiors. He will never care others word. He will quickly get bored with his work. He will work hard but most of his hard work would go unnoticed. Such natives may not change the line of profession frequently but change in the job is certain. Business men with this combination will seldom find success since they will never maintain good relation in their business circle. Their success in life will be only in patches. Book Your Pooja Here…

Rahu position in a watery sign (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces): Rahu is less malefic than being located in a watery sign being posited in a fiery sign. The reason behind it is that Rahu will never attains much power in a watery sign like a fiery sign.  But still Rahu will cause damage as much as possible because Rahu is uncomfortable in watery signs. In Pisces, Rahu is less harmful because Jupiter has a calming influence over Rahu as the depositor lord. The natives with Rahu in the 10th house in a watery sign will have fewer changes in career but they tend to suffer more in their jobs. Such natives have a sense of frustration in their career and do not see many opportunities for change. Book Your Pooja Here…

Rahu’s position in an earth sign (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn): Earth signs signify patience and practical approach. This influence on Rahu provides stability in career. Also, Rahu maintains a good relation with only a few planets and Venus and Mercury are among them. That’s the reason why Rahu is a less of a trouble in Taurus and Virgo. Such natives also may face some problems in their professional life and have the tendency to change jobs but will always hold their nerves with practical approach to the situation. Also they will have an attitude of seeing things from an angle of enjoyment and cooperation which will always help them stand strong even at the odd periods. Book Your Pooja Here…

Rahu’s position in an airy sign (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius): In airy signs Rahu is most comfortable and causes least trouble. Once again two of the three airy signs Gemini and Libra are owned by Mercury and Venus who are friendly to Rahu. In Aquarius Rahu does not behave properly since the sign is owned by Saturn and the combination of Rahu-Saturn is always bad influence. Moreover most of the schools of astrology are of the opinion that for Rahu, Gemini and Virgo are like own houses. Taurus is considered Rahu’s exaltation sign. In practice, this has indeed been found to be true. Book Your Pooja Here…

Rahu and Ketu

If Ketu is located in the tenth, then the native tends to suffer humiliation and hardship in their work life. The native will always find it difficult to enjoy their work because most likely he/she will be caught in a line of profession which is not the line of interest.

But what makes Ketu’s case different is that such people will keep their frustrations and uneasiness unexpressed for long and then end it with a disastrous move. Unlike Rahu in the tenth, these people will not try to bring in a change in their career, but will ruin it by keep continuing at the same place and the performance going down each day, one day at a time.

If Rahu forces one to have changes in the professional front even for no apparent reason, Ketu holds one from even reacting to adverse situations. And at last when they take a decision it will be pretty bad.  Book Your Pooja Here…

The transits of Rahu and Ketu are also adverse for career. Whenever the transit of either Rahu or Ketu has reference to the meridian point, there is tension in profession. A close examination however reveals that the transit of Ketu over the 10th house creates more trouble than than of Rahu. A transit of Rahu or Ketu over the natal 10th, either from Lagna or Moon, along with an influence of transit Saturn by the means of yoga or aspect, the situation gets worsened.

They can be summarized as under.

1. Rahu and Ketu are important because they represent the past and the present of the individual and thus an idea of the future that is yet unborn.

2. The Karmik Control Planets are more important than even the nodes because they indicate the road the native is most likely to follow. The are the points of emphasis in one’s life events.

3. The conjunction of the Karmik Control Planets is almost an assurance of the native attaining heights of greatness.

4. The association of Karmik Control Planets in any way with the Rajayogas formed according to our classical texts strengthens the Yoga even though it is afflicted. In case of affliction, however, the native shall attain the heights but also some steep fall.

5. Even a Rajayoga afflicted by Karmik Control Planets will not be able to grant him the greatness.

6. Any Rajayoga helped by Ketu will make the native great but shall also pull him down. With their association with the Rajayoga the native is likely to enjoy through out his life span.

7. Neptune has also been considered by some as a planet of residual Karmas, who represents the unconscious in all of us.

8. Rahu- Ketu axis in the houses 6 and 12 is very undesirable because 12th house is the house of residual Karmas. The action in such a case is violent.



  1. Rahu/Ketu transit via 4th 10th from Moon was the best period career-wise. It was a difficult period in other repsencts such as my father passed away, I got divorce, but career-wise it was perfect

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